Wild and Woolly

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What subject in history is more 
 inspiring than our own Great 
West, the West through which
fearless pioneers once blazed
        the trail - -

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but now - -

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In those days - -

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but today - -

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The thrilling scenes of those 
     heroic times - - 

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have given way to - -

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   Has this march of progress
   killed all the romance - -
all the thrills? Well, we shall see.
In the meantime let us cross the
continent to the New York home
of Collis J. Hillington, the rail-
road king, who helped to make 
   the West what it is today.

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"Ah! That's the life!"

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 "Tell that Comanche Indian 
that we are due at the office 
in ten minutes."

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"Come in!"

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 "Hang the office, Judson!
   I'm sick of this life!
I want to be out in the West,
where there's room to breathe -
  where the blood runs red 
 in one's veins - and where
  a six shooter is a man's 
        best friend!"

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  "Judson, you wouldn't
last two weeks out there in
      God's country."

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 "I don't think I should
 like God's country, sir.
New-York is good enough 
     for me, sir."

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"Flowers for your sister, sir."

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"That's the way the effete 
easterner woos his woman.
When I find my mate I'll
carry her off with my two
       bare arms."

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Jeff's daily grind begins at the
 offices of his dad's railroad.

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His pet symbol of the West.

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Only on Sundays is Jeff's
imagination free to turn
   New York into the 
    Wild and Woolly.

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"Isn't he a nut!"

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    But even in New York
there are places where Jeff's
     dreams come true.

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   While Jeff is reveling in
his picture-play West, let us look
 for a moment into the affairs
   of Bitter Creek, Arizona.

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    Tom Larabee,
the hotel proprietor.
           Calvert Carter.

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  Pedro,
the clerk.
     Charles Stevens.

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The hotel-keeper's daughter Nell.
               Eileen Percy.

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    Steve Shelby,
a grafting Indian agent.
            Sam de Grasse.

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       Steve's "fence" for
selling government supplies stolen 
        from the Indians.

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 "I sold that last lot
 to my cousin in Mexico.
The government will never
    spot them there."

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"Is Nell at home?"

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"Will you take a little
    ride in my car?"

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"That's the kind of mate 
   I'm going to have!"

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It happens that Bitter Creek is near
some rich mining claims, which are 
in need of development. A committee
 of citizens goes to New York and
 succeeds in interesting President
Hillington in building a spur road
          to the mines.

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 "Your idea seems reason-
able. I think I shall send my 
son, Jeff, out to investigate 
        the matter."

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   "My son is a bit of a 
 nut on the West. I think a
trip out there may cure him."

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"From Arizona!"

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"Howdy, stranger!"

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   "These gentlemen have a
proposition that interests me.
   I want you to go out to
 Arizona and investigate it."

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 "I suppose you buckaroos 
feel as though you must wear
 store clothes in New York."

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"I bet that makes you
    boys homesick."

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"How'd you like to have
 a little snake bite?"

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     "To the rip-roarin',
thunderin', wide-spreadin' West!"

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  "Mr. Hillington, are you 
going to send him to Arizona?"

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"I'll follow you in about week.
 I can't show up on the range
    without a new outfit."

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"So longs, pards."

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"Yip! Yip! Arizona!"

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"Whoa!"

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The Committee returns
  to Bitter Creek.

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  "We'll get our spur if
  Jeff Hillington makes a
favorable report to his dad."

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"Young Hillington is a nut on 
 the West. He expects to find 
 this country the same as it 
    was in the eighties."

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"Father, if we want favors
from him, don't you think
we ought to give him what 
he's looking for?"

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Some job for a New York tailor.

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"I want to look like him."

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 "Let them come. We'll
make one last big clean up
 and beat it to Mexico."

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Off for the Wild and Woolly.

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Casey, the engineer.

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  "My train goes through
here at ten that night. Let's
put a phoney strong box in 
the express car, and pull a 
fake hold-up for the kid."

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"Say, that's a chance for 
  us to clean up big."

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"I'll send a bunch of my 
Indians to pull off a fake
        uprising."

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Preparations.

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  And so, when our doughty young
hero left the trail at Bitter Creek,
     hell was sure a-poppin'.

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"Are you ready?"

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"It's too bad you had to come
  today, pard, because Wild
 Bill Higby, of Dirty Ditch,
   is threatenin' trouble."

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 "There's been bad blood 
for years between our gang
and the Dirty Ditch outfit,
 and we ain't sure what's
    goin' to happen."

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"That's all right pards.
   I came prepared."

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 "Wish you'd come last 
Thursday, there wasn't a
 killin' all day long."

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 "One of Wild Bill's men
just went around the corner
     of the station!"

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  "Be careful, that's Red
Eye Dan, and he's lickered up!"

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 "I'll take you to the city, 
gal, and make a lady of you."

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"Now git your gun and git."

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  "We must get his gun
filled with fake bullets, or
  there will be trouble."

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  "Take keer of our Nell, 
 pard, - - she ain't had much
book-larnin' and she's had to
 use alkali for face powder,
but her heart's as big as all
         outdoors."

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"I'd 'a gone for him myself,
 but I never use my gun on 
   anything lower than a 
       rattle-snake."

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 "I may be rough and 
western, but I've got a
heart, boy, and you've 
     touched it."

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"Front!"

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  "We want to drink your
health, pardner, because you
  done noble by our Nell."

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All the discomforts of home.

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Fake bullets.

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Getting down to business.

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    "This spur will make
thousands a year for the road."

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"If we get it we can clean
out Wild Bill and the Dirty
       Ditch outfit."

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"One of Wild Bill's gang 
  is headed this way!"

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"I drink with my left
 hand, pard. Savvy?"

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 "There's a train leavin'
here at eight o'clock tonight.
  You be on it or I'm a-
    gunnin' for you!"

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 "I'm going for a walk.
Tell him it's dangerous,
and see what he does."

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"I'm worried about our
     little Nell."

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 "She's gone out walkin'
alone, and I am a-worryin'
 'cause Wild Bill always
    said he'd get her."

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"He ain't like us pard.
We may take our whiskey 
straight but we're squar' 
with our women. He ain't."

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 "Oh it's you - - I was
a-skeered it was Wild Bill."

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"Nell's gone out walking 
     with the nut."

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"Is everything set for 
       tonight?"

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Preparing for the
  grand soirée.

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"Here comes our little Prairie 
Flower with Daredevil Jeff!
 Let's give them a rousing
          welcome!"

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 "Have your Indians ready 
for the uprising as soon as
  the 'hold-up' is over."

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"I've just heard that Wild 
Bill is going to stick the 
      express tonight.
We'll all have to be ready to
       join a posse."

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"Now boys, you go with
Pedro and do exactly as he 
says. Whoop 'er up, and
remember everything you 
   capture is yours!"

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  "You watch every door 
of the hotel, and after I get
 the girl out, you kill any-
one that tries to follow me.
          Savvy?"

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 "They can't hurt you -
their guns are loaded with 
     fake bullets."

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"Ladies change!"

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"Shut up!"

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"That wasn't on our program!"

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"They're firing real bullets!"

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"It's no use! Your bullets
       are phoney!"

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   "This whole thing was 
planned to give you a good time,
but something has gone wrong."

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"Was the kidnapping of 
Nell part of the joke?"

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"Is my room above this?"

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Real bullets!

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  "I go to Reservation -
get more Indians - heap big
         pow-wow."

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"Nell!"

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"The gang is watching 
  out in the bushes."

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"Nell!"

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"Nell!"

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"I'll rope him and bring 
     him in alive!"

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"Heap fine white squaw
    for big chief!"

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"Call those Indians off -
     you can do it."

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"Then you stay here 
 until I get back!"

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"Go down to the parlor
  and fire this gun!"

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"The Indians are coming!
  Shoot in the air and 
     round them up!"

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The roundup.

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The conquering hero.

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 "Boy, I don't know whether it's
something you learned at school,
 or if you just happened to pick
the right kind of grandfather, but
your equal I've never seen in this
territory, and I've been here since 
          seventy-six!"

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"I know I've been a fool, and I've
 brought a lot of trouble on you
 boys, but there's no great harm 
done and I've learned my lesson.
So I guess I'd better go back east
to my dad's office where I belong.
            Goodbye."

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But wait a minute, this will never do!
We can't end a Western romance
without a wedding.
Yet - after they're married,
where shall they live?

For Nell likes the East,
  and Jeff likes the West,
    so where are the twain to meet?

THE 
END


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