[thugs try to kill Red and Joe when they try to send a telegraph to little Dicky's aunt
Well, the way it looks to me is that somebody didn't want Dicky's Aunt May to receive any telegram.
That's it, Bill. Maybe this Dicky Ray's folks left him some property that someone wanted to get his hands on. Somebody wanted the kid out of the way and when he didn't die first off... Well, anyway, Ryder, that could explain everything.
Yes, it might, except as far as I know, the kid's folks didn't have any ...