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"Know whar any of the Day boys are? They lived up Hash Knife way."
"Tony's the only one left. He's out in California somewhere."
"Know what year the Chisholm trail was blazed?"
"Must a been about in '68 or '69. I went up with a herd in '70 and the blazes were still bright on the trees then all through the Oklahoma timber country."
"Now this Chisholm trail, where it started and where it ended and when it was blazed, we're not plum sure of it an' I'd like to find someone that is," said George W. Saunders, presiding.
"Put it up to Eli Baggett, over in San Angelo, he'll know."
So, by vote of the house it was decided that Mr. Baggett of San Angelo should be asked to fix the Chisholm trail.
"I tell you John Blocker was the outdrivin'est man with a herd I ever did see," observed one with a gray moustache.
"Up in the territory an Irishman told me sumthin' one day that pictured him just right."
"What was it?"
"Said the only kick he had driving with a Blocker outfit was that he had to eat two suppers every night ! "
Two suppers ?"
"Yes, one after dark at night and the second befo' sunup next mo'nin'."
And two old trail drivers' sides shook with laughter.
"I've been figgerin' on writin' some recollections of my trail drivin' days," confided an old man to his friend,