4 “Another thing about those days was that the “Star Toters' had more respect for a man. They never gave you the lip you can expect any minute [from?] these jelly beans we call officers in this day. The Constables and Sheriffs had to be real men in those days, because they had to bring in real men. Sometime the Sheriff and his deputies would have an argument. They never believed in a lot of lip, they just stepped outside and settled it right [then?].
“One of the things I did after I left Llanowas to go to Wildrose, N. D. on a trail drive Ft. Cobb, Okla., with Utah [?] who was a government beef contractor for several Indians reservation. That was a rough, frontier town that dealt with range hands. I lit there in the winter time when it was sooo cold. The day I got in some cow hands had brought in some nesters that had froze up in their cabin. They'd found them froze stiff, and still in bed. Well, they just brought these nesters in just as is. They was still stiff as a board when they got to Wildrose so the took the stiffs to the saloon. The keeper sent a bar sweep to the proper authorities and had the cowpunchers lean the stuffs up against the wall, where they stayed two days and the gamblers made bets on when they'd cave. They never did cave 'till the right people got there to handle it.
“After the crash broke me in '96 I took to booming over the country. I worked cattle sometimes and whatever else I found to do where I was. I don't recall any of the places I went to or worked for I didn't work so awful much anywhere.