PREVIOUSLY: After eight hours of hard work the dead were buried—and the living prisoners exhausted.
A crude wooden sign was placed at the entry to burial ground: “Here lies the rotting remains of cowards who attempted to take over Moosehead City.”
A fitting tribute. That message was not lost on the surviving outlaws.
Later, when they returned to the courthouse, the prisoners awaited arraignment quietly; causing no problems.
All pled guilty and were soon placed aboard a train for transit to the prison in Stillwater Minnesota—where they would live out their remaining lives.
Season 13—Adventure 2—Pioneer Moosehead County—Episode 7—Scene 1… In front of the Moosehead County Courthouse… “What, if anything, can we do about the town marshal?”
In front of the Moosehead County Courthouse
“Limit his authority to the city limits, Boomer,” Pierce suggested, “That’s already in the town’s charter; he’s just been ignoring it.”
“I have a better idea,” Mac rumbled, “We can replace him.”
“Only the mayor can do that,” Pierce replied, “With the consent of the town council. As the mayor of Moosehead City, I’ll call an emergency meeting of the council. We have the county sheriff’s office; why are we spending money on a redundant and limited town marshal?”
“Well,” Mac grinned, “Lookie there; your town marshal appears to be heading out-of-town. Perhaps someone should casually ride a bit behind him… Jay?”
“I’d be delighted.”
Episode 7—Scene 2… At the railroad station… “You know the Slaters will just follow the train.”
At the railroad station
“Good luck with that idea, Lacy,” Chris laughed, “Have you ever wondered how we get around so quickly?”
“You do seem to appear out of nowhere, yes.”
“Look down the track.”
As she looked a train was approaching; silently, with no smoke coming from the stack, “How?”
“That would require a very-long explanation,” Chris grinned, “And you really should just trust us. When the train stops, you and your friends follow me into passenger car.”
“While I take care of your horses and load them aboard the stable car,” Sarah added.
“Wait,” Lacy said, “Before you go, Sarah, I have a question for you both; would you please be my brides-matrons? There is no one else for me to ask; I don’t have any girlfriends.”
Sarah immediately replied with an enthusiastic, “Yes!”
Chris, after considering that she would be participating in her own wedding for a second or two, replied; successfully sounding enthusiastic, “Yes, I too would be honored!”
To be CONTINUED…