The Thunderhead Swindle Full Episode – Bonanza, Season #02, Episode #30
Bonanza, a 14-season American Western television series, told the story of the Cartwrights, played by Lorne Green, Michael Landon, Dan Blocker, and Pernell Roberts. Gene L. Coon wrote Bonanza’s sixty-second episode, The Thunderhead Swindle, which aired on April 29, 1961. Ross Elliot played Watkins, while Vito Scotti played Leon Flores.
Scruffy prospectors Cunningham (Parley Baer) and Furnas (Walter Coy) arrive in town, claiming to have discovered a valuable silver lode at Thunderhead Mine. Ben Cartwright finds this suspicious, so he starts investigating. Later, Ben learns Jim Bronson (Judson Pratt), the mine’s former owner, has been killed. The situation made Ben wonder if the two prospectors were to blame or if there was another sinister figure behind the murder.
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The cast members of The Thunderhead Swindle, Bonanza’s thirtieth episode for its second season, are as follows.
- Lorne Greene as Ben Cartwright
- Pernell Roberts as Adam Cartwright (credit only)
- Dan Blocker as Eric ‘Hoss’ Cartwright
- Michael Landon as Joseph ‘Little Joe’ Cartwright
- Parley Baer as Jack Cunningham
- Judson Pratt as Jim Bronson
- Vito Scotti as Leon Flores
- Ross Elliott as Watkins
- Ray Teal as Sheriff Roy Coffee
- Walter Coy as Frank Furnas
- Harvey Stephens as Jock McPherson
- Michael Hinn as Thornton
- William Flaherty as Wheeler
- Charles Horvath as Howell
- Chet Brandenburg as Miner (uncredited)
- Bill Clark as Bully (uncredited)
- Frank Ellis as Miner (uncredited)
- Betty Endicott as Brunette Townswoman (uncredited)
- Raoul Freeman as Miner (uncredited)
- Joe Garcio as Bartender (uncredited)
- Herman Hack as Miner (uncredited)
- Chuck Hamilton as Possible Investor (uncredited)
- Al Haskell as Miner (uncredited)
- Bob Hoy as Small Miner on Street (uncredited)
- Ethan Laidlaw as Miner (uncredited)
- Kermit Maynard as Miner (uncredited)
- Bob Miles as Miner with Club (uncredited)
- Rex Moore as Miner (uncredited)
- Boyd ‘Red’ Morgan as Henchman (uncredited)
- Charles Morton as Miner (uncredited)
- John Rice as Possible Investor (uncredited)
- John Roy as Possible Investor (uncredited)
- Jack Tornek as Possible Investor (uncredited)
- Sailor Vincent as Miner in Thunderhead (uncredited)
Full Story Line for The Thunderhead Swindle
The Cartwrights find a group of miners sharing a steer. Understanding their desperation to feed their families, Ben allows them to continue what they are doing. He also warns them that he doesn’t tolerate any stealing, whether that involves rustlers or miners.
Ben, Hoss, and Little Joe visit Sheriff Roy to offer a few cattle to help the people of Virginia City get through the depression in the city.
Meanwhile, there’s a strike or deposit at the Thunderhead, a mine supposedly a dead hole. Ben finds this news suspicious, close to unbelievable, as the owner, Jim Bronson, the best mining man in Comstock, declared it dry.
Ben visits Jim to ask about the Thunderhead. Jim sold the mine, so he tells Ben it’s no longer his business. Moreover, the new owners, Frank Furnas and Jack Cunningham offered Jim to join them, but Ben argues there’s no strike in the mine. Jim tells him he’s only doing it for the miners. However, Ben believes it’s a bad idea, helping Jim change his mind.
Later that day, Jim tells Furnas and Cunningham that he won’t be joining them since there’s no silver in the Thunderhead. His answer disappoints both prospectors, leading them to hire Horton to murder Jim. They made it appear like the murder was a robbery.
The next day, Sheriff Roy delivers the sad news to the Cartwrights. Roy believes it’s a robbery, but Ben argues that the Thunderhead situation led to his death. Still, Roy refuses to unfold the truth about the Thunderhead strike just yet.
Ben finds that Jock McPherson of the Gould & Curry mining company thinks there’s also silver in the Thunderhead mine. Jock tells Ben that he demanded proof, advising Ben to come to the Thunderhead shaft the next day to see it too.
The following day, the prospectors brought out an ore cart from the mines. The proof they’ve laid out convinced Jock to recommend the mine to the San Francisco branch for investing. Meanwhile, Ben is still suspicious about the strike.
Ben visits Leon Flores, Jim’s foreman, to tell him about the Thunderhead strike. Leon thinks it’s impossible since they’ve always seen Thunderhead as an empty hole. Ben believes that Furnas and Cunningham are pulling off a scam, leading to Jim’s death, since he knew much about it. Leon, who knows the Thunderhead like the back of his hand, suggests they see the mine themselves to verify Furnas and Cunningham’s claims.
Ben and Leon enter the mines from an old air shaft that only a few people know. They did find rich silver ores in the mines, but Leon believes it’s someone else’s ores. Unfortunately, Furnas and Cunningham recognized them.
Ben and Leon return to Leon’s home, where they suspect the silver ore they found was from the adjacent mine, the Gould & Curry land. Confirming their suspicions would require hours. In the meantime, the two called it a day, planning to continue their venture tomorrow. However, Horton murdered Leon later that night.
The following day, the Cartwrights and Sheriff Roy discover Leon’s dead body. Still, Roy couldn’t arrest the prospectors since Ben’s evidence didn’t suffice. Ben plans to visit Jock McPherson to tell him about the mines.
Cunningham tells the people of Virginia City that Ben will gain the most if the city falls to its doom. His statement makes it seem like it was Ben’s reason for taking the Thunderhead strike down, causing the townspeople to ridicule the Cartwrights.
Ben consults Watkins, the resident engineer for the Virginia City area, to check the Thunderhead area. However, doing so would require Watkins to ask permission from Cunningham and Furnas. After further convincing and thinking about his friends, Jim and Leon, Watkins agrees to check the mines with the Cartwrights.
Watkins checks an area near where Ben and Leon found the silver deposit. It appears they’ve crossed the boundary line of the Gould & Curry area, confirming that Furnas and Cunningham were stealing from the adjacent mining area.
Furnas, Cunningham, and their men heard a noise, which prompted them to check the mine for any trespasser. A shooting ensues.
The Cartwrights and Watkins manage to escape, then tell Jock about the real bonanza in the Gould & Curry area. They find that the mineral deposit will bring prosperity back to Comstock, enough for the miners to live better once again.
Full Script and Dialogue of The Thunderhead Swindle
[Music] so and you may know there's a law against wrestling well if you're going to hang us you might as well go get your rope it won't do you no good though there'll be more of us amaz got to eat a man should be able to eat without stealing that's easy for you to say mr cartwright some of us been out of work for over four months any money we had went to feed our families a long time ago you're miners aren't you we were we ain't thieves mr cartwright we just can't get any work more men being laid off every day ain't a mind working in virginia city it's pretty bad all over the comstock ball i know wheeler there he ain't no thief he used to be foreign curry i know i know all right you killed that steer better take him with you but pass the word along we won't stand for anybody stealing our beef rustlers or miners they're getting pretty desperate hungry men can cause a lot of trouble [Music] so [Music] so [Music] [Applause] [Music] so [Music] foreign [Music] i'm sorry it happened man i'll get some warrants worn out and well roy we we didn't come here for that reason oh he can't blame a man for wanting to feed his family to keep his children from starving we gotta take him in if we don't you'll start losing cattle by the hundreds we got an awful lot of men out of jobs here yeah we saw most of them as we was riding in while ago then mines don't pick up soon well that many idle men spells trouble roy we don't want to get anybody arrested all we want to do is we'll tell you that we'd we'd like to offer a few head of cattle maybe every day to help tight things over and we'd like to do it through you i know it's not much well it's a lot it'll keep them people from going hungry i'm able to keep the rustlers off our land too yeah we'll take them ben and be obliged here well you know roy whatever whatever happens to virginia city affects our ranch too sure is a big way of looking at it take it easy roy bye boys [Music] nobody if you know something why don't you tell us yeah tell us what's going on no i haven't been down on the thunderhead but there is a shift down below ain't there and they got the shift locked in and they're sending food down to them ain't that right of course all right i guess that's no secret oh we uh we delivered that stock oh good good we'll uh we'll bring in a few more head tomorrow what's going on it seems there's a lot of talk about a strike in the thunder here the thunderhead you sure you're not mistaken yeah no mistake about it paul wait a little adam gets back from san francisco and he's about this he always swore there wasn't nothing in that thunderhead but sand and gravel yeah hey you know it's a shame it's not a next door and a golden curry you got some stock in that one don't you find uh not thinking about the stock i just hope that the talk about the striking thunderhead is true well let's go down what more do you want the thunderhead owners are trying to keep the news quiet why else would they keep a shift locked down below yeah all i know is that frank furnace knows his mining and he don't go around buying dry holes i just don't understand this why paul i think the first time bonanza's been struck on the comstock yeah all right hey roy mr cartwright mr cartwright dog connect you won't have to worry about them critters or yours no more the thunderhead hit it big roy sure is exciting in it yeah it's what i want to talk to you about can we talk inside your office sure good boys uh i'll be a little while with the chef i'll meet you back at the hotel later okay see ya right let's right here and see what's happening what's on your mind van well just talk about the strike and the thunder head now that's beginning to shape up like a lot more than talk this is the best news to hit the comstock more in six months yeah yes you're right there's any truth in it now what makes you say that roy jim bronson ran the thunder head for five years right yeah now he's the best mining man of the comstock load pretty good he told me that the thunder head was a dead hole now his foreman liam flores told me the same thing oh they could both be wrong guess they could but jim seemed pretty positive maybe jim's just sour cause he made the mistake of selling too soon yeah maybe i'm gonna ask him again just make sure i heard him right i'll see you [Music] yeah you heard me right ben and all this talk about a new strike is just a pack of lies i sold the thunderhead it's none of my business oh jim i i wasn't making an accusation i i was just asking well what do you expect me to do most people out there are friends of mine you have seen them they've been dead men for months now they're coming alive now there'll be something to live for jobs maybe ben ben at least they got hope do you want me to destroy that jim what do you plan to do can't decide furnace and cunningham i'm up to something they offered me ten thousand dollars to go along with them to say that i went down the thunderhead and seen a new strike well did you go down did you see the news i told you there's no strike in the thunderhead jim if you need money for that thinking about myself i'm thinking about those miners out there i'm thinking about the whole town ben do you know what happened if even a false boom started san francisco money would start coming in and maybe some of the closed minds will get a little courage and open up there's a lot of men out there that need work some of them would get it now do you want me to go out and tell them there's no possible chance of any silver in the thunder head do you want me to take away their last hope uh jim jim you're he's so right about virginia city into the bad way it's it's tottering but it hasn't fallen you give it a false boom you give it a a few months of false prosperity based on nothing and you'll be giving it a final push and virginia city will really collapse only it won't be a depression it'll be a catastrophe yeah thought of that too have you given bonus and cunningham their answer oh they're coming over this afternoon what are you going to tell them i've been honest all my life man i guess i'm too old to change now they're not gonna like it but don't worry man i get into it and i'll get out of it but thanks ben thanks for coming by i needed somebody to talk to [Music] [Applause] [Music] [Applause] [Music] mr bronson i thought we had come to an agreement about this i told you i'd think about it i have the answer is no aren't you being pretty high-handed about this mr furnace here i believe has just as much knowledge about mines as you have he says he's found plenty of silver in the thunderhead and i say if there's any silver in the thunderhead who's hauled in from somewhere else and that makes the whole deal crooked gentlemen the answer is still no mr bronson you're making a sad mistake he's on to us jack he just blew the whistle on the whole deal oh did he important jack do we have to do it this way do you want bronson talking all over town jordan you know what you have to do that's what i'm paid for horton be careful sure and i always [Music] [Applause] [Music] [Applause] [Music] let's get out of here take it easy get his money i want this to look like a robbery come on never at the bottom of a depression like this it's the worst i've ever seen all right hi roy whatever it was i didn't do it you sure look guilty to me ben all right come on in sit down have a cup of coffee no thanks well what's on your mind did you see jim bronson yesterday afternoon yeah i had a long talk with jim i got some bad news ben jim's dead gyms it was knifed last night right outside his office looked to me like robbery roy roy that whole thunder head the strike there's no strike there the whole thing's a phony it's a swindle jim told me that furnace and cunningham offered him ten thousand dollars to say there was silver down at the thunder they're so silver though he told me so himself he was waiting for them to come over so he could tell he wanted no part of the deal man that's a pretty serious accusation you got any more than that to go on well how much more do you need to go on well man ever since the mine started closing down there hasn't been a week go by but what at least two men have been killed and robbed sure on the divide or down on d street but but not right downtown in in in an office building royal bait youth bonus and cunningham had killed in order to shut them up just to protect a phony silver promotion yes just to protect a phony silver promotion man i i don't know what's been going on down the thunderhead but i'm sure it's going to help virginia city now what you have is just an unproven story that you say was told to you by a dead man i don't feel like going out and telling them miners to give up hope and to sit back and start starving to death they're going to start stopping to death when the news comes out that the whole thing is a phony what are you trying to do make an excuse for murder of course i'm not and you know it i'll investigate it but until i got a lot more to go on i'm going to keep still about it are you are you sure about what you said yeah yeah i'm sure i'll royal look into it i'm gonna look into it too listen i think you'll let the sheriff take care of it i don't want to talk jim into turning down the deal that makes it my responsibility [Music] better hunter head's going crazy up to 23. with no salary [Music] burn i don't blame sheriff coffee we're not going to get in front of that crowd well if paul thinks it's true he's going to have to sooner or later well just soon they calmed down a little bit first trampled a man to death they tried to spoil her fun now hey you know what i was thinking you know swindler knows swindling man ought to put some money in that stock you know what joe you just sat right down stay right here just like paul told us thank you beer yes and gentlemen as i was saying i'm a very careful man if i didn't believe frank furna's theory about there being one continuing vein of silver somewhere in the load i wouldn't have put five cents into the thunderhead but now i'm glad i trusted him and gentlemen i'll tell you something if you can find some thunderhead stock buy it buy it while you can still afford it how do you say we have something to eat let's make it all the sheriff well i doubt if there's a more honest man alive than roy coffee but he just won't budge until he has more evidence he's got your word any paul yeah oh i'm sure roy believes me but he claims it isn't enough i'm afraid he's right he's there i'll i'll get you a barrel no let's take a sip of yours what are you doing hmm oh what i was just figuring i i don't mean to be disrespectful paw but but swindler no swindle i i think it fell out of pick up a couple of shares of that stock hey you see what i mean hey eighty dollars a share bob eighty dollars a share now i got some money on my own paul i think he might be right i got a couple of dollars listen to me both of you keep out of the market unless you want to be buried in worthless paper eighty dollars a share awesome come on i'll buy you a dinner well mr cartwright i've been wanting to talk to you gentlemen i'm listening you've heard what's happening in the thunderhead i've heard a lot of wild rumors where there's smoke there's fire isn't that right frank i've been in this business a long time i know silver when i see it mr cartwright i understand you own quite a bit of stock in the golden curry i suppose i do that's right i was just going to advise you to hang on to it if the deal i'm working on goes through you may be able to trade it for some thunderhead stock mr cunningham i don't believe there's a single solitary ounce of silver in the thunderhead mr cartwright i think you'll admit that mr jack mcpherson of the gulen curry knows a little bit about mining too you have enough respect for him to buy some stock in his mind what's jack mcpherson got to do with this mr mcpherson thinks we have silver in fact he feels so strongly about it he's considering merging the golden curry with the thunderhead i don't believe a word of that why don't you ask jack mcpherson i'll do that [Music] that's quite a story cartwright and you think it comes out fraud huh i don't know of anything else you can call it and i don't know then nine tenths of virginia city's labor force is hanging out on street corners our economy is coming to a standstill if there's one chance in the hundred that it's not fraud and that we can break out of our depression i'm willing to take it and put good money behind it you knew jim bronson now bronson knew the thunderhead like the back of his own hand he told me there wasn't an ounce of silver in it anywhere i'm no fool i've demanded proof and cunningham said he'd give it to me tomorrow morning at the thunderhead shaft why don't you come out too all right i will chuck i will i'll see you in the morning folks well jack we're not producing much as yet we're in the same boat you are we've got to have capital before we can expand our operations here comes frank with the orcar gentlemen he'll be able to answer most of your questions let's take a look i sure hope pot enough to eat his own words yeah cunningham seems mighty sure of himself don't we mm-hmm all right gentlemen take a look hey that's good fantastic where are bots in the mind did you say this came from [Laughter] mr mcpherson if this was the golden curry would you answer that question well just how much is this stuff worth well we figure about 2 500 a ton well mr cartwright no silver in the thunderhead can't you believe your own eyes do you mind if i help yourself well jack you've seen it and you've heard my offer we'll sell your company a half interest in the thunderhead for fifty thousand dollars cash i'll have to take it up with the board of directors in san francisco you'll have your answer in a week you'll recommend it well if it assays as rich as you say it as i'll recommend it this is beautiful beautiful pictures well you can't lose for winning thunderhead and bonanza and gould and curry teaming up with them [Music] what's happening for you where the little ones where's your family oh i send them away i i send them to my wife's sister of a cousin to carson city they have a nice little rancho place there the goats milk it's good for the children excuse me sit down my friend excuse the house the way it is leon uh i want your opinion about something see what do you think of that good huh good as rich as anything i ever seen in my life where you get this from the thunderhead right here it's impossible i just cannot be that's gonna bring up a whole cart of this this morning four years four long years jean bronson and myself we work every foot of the thunderhead is basically you you know what means yeah empty worthless was is and will always be that came from the thunderhead somebody put it there i mean i know that's on their head like little like i know my own house you think the mine was salted i don't know what else can one thing i think that furnace and cunningham are trying to pull off a swindle i think that jim bronson was murdered because he knew what they were up to my friend jim bronson my fairness and cunningham i think i i have no proof see your country look if it's true what you are thinking i'm leon how can we find out for sure about this there's only one way will you go inside the thunderhead with me oh sure i will but they're not going to let us go into the thunderhead have guards posted around the entrance to the mind leon knows another way [Music] [Applause] [Music] home [Music] [Applause] [Music] [Music] what is this this is an old air shaft that will get us down to the first level does anybody else know about this no oh you're just a man who helped us you know today never happened once don't know nothing [Music] [Applause] so [Applause] [Music] [Music] [Applause] i thought there was a full ship locked up down here there are only five men in there you sure we're going in the right direction i follow the overflow of the orcard that's why i know that this is the right direction what's the matter what is it silver or isn't it all my life i have mine silver in peru in one hour all my life i have never seen such so you're cut right this is bonanza the real bonanza is magnifico i don't see how you you and bronson could be so wrong about the thunderhead i don't know maybe maybe we were not so wrong about the thunderhead this is silver isn't it see this is silver but but who's silver huh what do you mean who's silva what are you talking about i will tell you in the morning thomas [Music] [Applause] he is that you pete pete somebody in the mind come on hey there's somebody in the mine well there can't be we've been here all the time we can't take any chances come on [Music] so oh what's wrong we heard someone in the tunnel and thought they was going out this way jack somebody made it down to the working face you'll never get out to tell about it all right some of you man check the other tunnels come on let's get back outside look there they are [Music] so [Music] anybody recognize him not the little one but the big one looked like old man cartwright hey hey frank what's this air shaft to one of the upper levels probably been there two three years who laid out the first diggins bronson and leon flores and it had to be florey's and flores is a friend of cartwright's got flores no jack not flores i know him i've worked with him he's a good man every cent we own is sunk in this rock pit either we're ruined or we're millionaires right now before he gets the chance to put two and two together how about cartwright i'll handle cartwright this is the map of the whole virginia city and this is the map of the thunderhead right here now this is the golden curry where the first uh bonanza was this is the savage mine belcher and this is the thunderhead the packets are here and here this is the boundary that is between the golden quarry and the thunderhead now i think that this is where we saw the silver just below the boundary line and you do think we were on golden curry land it's a possibility but how can a man be sure i first must get the legal description and and check it against the man how long would that take five six hours that long ah but then we can be sure and if it does check out that we were on gould and curry land i can take that information to the government engineer and have cunningham and company blown right out of the comstock i hope so then i'll see you in the [Music] [Applause] morning [Music] [Applause] [Music] [Applause] poor leon he was a good man now do you believe me man i never did say i didn't believe you i just said i couldn't arrest anybody without sufficient evidence and we still haven't got it there's enough evidence there for me man you're not the law now don't get the idea that you are if there was a shred of evidence to go on i'd follow this thing through all the way even if it meant killing the best news this town has had in months but i haven't got it and neither of you so you stop pushing me and we gonna lock horns i'll find you the evidence you do that and the sooner the better but make sure it's proof what do you think now what do you want us to do paul i'm writing you to see jack mcpherson take care of things here i'll see you in time later right chuck i tell you there is a bonanza there but it's not in the thunderhead it's in your own mind oh ben i'm a mining man the indications are not right for oral on that side of my mind don't you think i haven't checked that out i have seen it with my own eye all right ben i hope you're right it would be the greatest thing that ever happened to the golden curry well as soon as i hear from my board of directors you've got to wait to hear from your board of directors and it matters important i'm only the superintendent i only last week they were threatening to close down the gulen curry entirely i couldn't buck furnace and cunningham on my own and then find that i'm wrong i'm trying to tell you that you're not wrong i saw the silver in there with my own eyes all you have to do is demand a survey well i'll do that ben just as soon as i hear from san francisco just as well i've got to think of my job and i've got to think of two friends both of them dead [Music] friends there's scarcely a man here who doesn't own stock in the thunderhead and if you don't own stock you all have your own businesses around town but every one of you stands to gain from what we've found in that mine but there is one man who stands to benefit enormously by seeing virginia city fold up and become a ghost town but a man who would like to extend his tentacles and devour everything on this side of the washoe the same as he's eating up everything on the other side of it well the man who stands to gain the most by spoiling virginia city's greatest boom is ben cartwright you're cartwright ain't you that's right what about it where do you get off talking down this thunderhead strike look mister we don't want trouble with you you don't huh well you're gonna get it and you better tell that stupid old man of yours if i catch him around here again i'll bash his brains out what'd you say he said i'll bash his brains in that's what i thought he said all right all of you get this straight if any of you's got any notions about bashing anybody's brains out especially our paws and you got us to contend with first [Applause] [Music] now who else do you want me to turn to watkins you're the resident engineer for the virginia city area i'm not arguing that point ben of course you turn to the right man that's why i'm here well but you're making some pretty serious accusations and furnace and cunningham are important men now i've got to have something more concrete the flores had those charts he and bronson shotted out the whole thunderhead area do you believe that of course i believe it i've got copies of those charts it's a government regulation what else do we need ben the federal government cannot move on mere suspicion now look i have reason to believe that the thunderhead is tapping a rich pocket in the ghoul and curry mine the only way that can be proven is by making an underground survey now i have no idea how to make an underground survey you know how to do it that's your job isn't it well of course it's my job but ben i cannot go into that mine without the express permission of cunningham and furnace now that's the law you're telling me you won't go into the thunderhead i'm telling you i can't go into the thunderhead not legally well how about illegally now look watkins you've known me for a long time i'm not the kind of man who goes around breaking laws but we've got to get to the truth of the matter i don't know that mine's got to be well-guarded ben well ian and i got into an old abandoned air shaft yeah i know about that air shaft oh they've got to have a guard on that by now now look suppose we take horse and joe with us if they can distract that guard long enough for us to get into the air shaft well you're treading on dangerous ground man but german leon will my friends do you make the survey and i'll probably live to regret it [Music] they just come back from checking that air shaft this would be a good time for us to get started then yeah we shouldn't be too long but if that guy goes back to check the air shaft we'll take care of him yeah you two be careful [Music] [Applause] [Music] [Applause] [Music] [Applause] [Music] [Applause] [Music] this side [Music] [Applause] this side [Music] what are you doing we just crossed the boundary line of the golden curry are you sure of this i've been down here a dozen times this is where the old tunnel ended this is new shoring that explains that silver deposit that stopped in the thunderhead it's in the golden curry that's what it looks like come on let's take a look you better let me get a fix on this our face man we'll need it for evidence this virginia city will boom after all huh yeah so your golden curry stock okay on this side hurry up don't want to get caught down here you know from the look of it first i'll be able to break through into this from right here i'm almost kidding [Music] where'd that come from sound like the north section trouble oh come on otto take a couple of men and check the time entrance the rest of us will check the lower levels and the ore face come on phil look there they are [Music] [Music] let's move it [Applause] [Music] [Music] yeah i'm all right i have a new tour all right how are you yeah fine you better get some help with those men down here right i will go see my person i tell him he's got a real bonanza i don't know how thick it is but it's at least 150 feet wide that's quite a hunk of silver jack and 20 000 people will live better men women and children prosperity's back on the comstock wonderful eh what's the matter with you huh i don't know about horsey i'm just wondering why i didn't buy some of that ghoul and curry stock when you did bob well i've been trying to tell you you're just not as smart as your old man come on i'll buy you a drink with part of my profits come on charlie get the right come on [Music] so [Music] so [Music]
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