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: I'd like to remind everyone we're here to consign the remains of Millard Frymore. Fred Johnson
: It's gold, Henry. Henry Jackson
: Gold? Fred Johnson
: Down there in the grave. Henry Jackson
: Well, let's get this coffin out of the way and have a look.
[Jason is inquiring about the job of sheriff
] Jason McCullough
: Well, gentlemen, I think it's only fair to tell you that I'd only be interested in this job on a temporary basis. Henry Jackson
: Oh? Jason McCullough
: Well, you see, actually I was on my way to Australia when I heard about your gold strike and I decided to, uh, travel through here and see if I couldn't pick myself up a little stake. Thomas Devery
: What do you want to go to Australia for? Jason McCullough
: Well, it's the last of the frontier country. Thought I might like to do a little pioneering. Fred Johnson
: I thought this was frontier country and we was pioneers. Henry Jackson
: So did I.
: Now just because we've lost three sheriffs don't mean we're going to lose four. Fred Johnson
: Our luck is bound to change. Mayor Olly Perkins
: What about his luck?
: Gentlemen, do we have a jail here? Mayor Olly Perkins
: Do we have a jail? A brand new one with two cells that the whole community pitched in and built last month! Fred Johnson
: Just like a barn raising. Henry Jackson
: Even the dancehall girls showed up. They made sandwiches and carried on like crazy. Mayor Olly Perkins
: It was designed to be practically escape proof. Jason McCullough
: Well, good, because I think I'm going to have to throw a couple of people in it. Mayor Olly Perkins
: There's only one thing. This new jail is sure got everything. Fred Johnson
: Even a new stove with a coffee pot already on it. Mayor Olly Perkins
: The only thing it hasn't got is iron bars for the cells.
: I heard that the sheriff was gonna leave town. Henry Jackson
: I did too, And at the time I heard it, I remember saying to myself, "That sheriff has his head set squarely on his shoulders." Prudy
: Well, now he's NOT gonna leave town. Mayor Ollie Perkins
: And I'd like to get my hands on whoever it was that caused him to change his mind. Henry Jackson
: Me too. Man with that good an idea oughta be encouraged to hold on to it. Prudy
: What is the matter with all of you? Don't you remember how long we waited to find a man who'd stand up to the Danbys? Don't you remember what this town was like before - murderings, lynchings, miners shooting up the town day and night? Fred Johnson
: And aside from the few things that you just mentioned, it wasn't a bad place at all!