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86 | SignatureMT C O U R T H O U S E - 1 9 1 1 Frontier Justice By Mahlon E. Kriebel Winchester model 73 .44-40 rifle. The gun "that won the west". The Colt Frontier Six Shooter. A ruler balanced on a pencil functions as a scale to show that a difference of four percent in the weight of slugs will tip the ruler. "Good morning everyone. I hope you all had a good nights sleep. We need to get our work finished here so that we can get home and get to chores. For two days, we have had one 'hold-out' for a guilty conviction. As Judge Kepler has instructed me to say before each ballot, only write guilty or not guilty onto the paper. Fold it and hand it to our bailiff:" Admonished Mr. Jack Castor, the jury foreman for this murder case where a cowboy had been shot thirty miles east of Fort Benton, Montana. e bailiff collected the yellow pieces of paper, retired to his chair, opened the folded ballots and carefully stacked them into two piles. "Eleven guilty and one not guilty:" sighed the mercantile store owner from Floweree.

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