When Milton Wuster got up Saturday morning he was
thinking seriously about getting married. But one thing troubled
him. He had heard so much the past year or two about "the wolf
at the door" that he was doubtful whether or not it was a good
idea to take chances. But while thinking it over he decided to look
over some traps he had set back in the field and also to take along
a .22 rifle and see if a rabbit might show up for a stew for the
family dinner. Crossing the field he spied a jack rabbit, which
all of a sudden showed a desire to leave the place where he was.
Taking a second look before shooting, Milton spied a coyote hard
on the trail of the rabbit and as a coyote scalps are worth more
than rabbits, he pulled down on the former, landing a .22 short
just behind the coyote's front legs. The animal toppled over but
got up immediately and, spying Milton, who had looked around a fodder
shock to shoot, it came right at him. In the excitement of shooting
his first wolf, Milton got tangled in the fodder and dropped his
rifle, but when the wolf tackled him, he grabbed it by the throat
and finally choked it to death, the effects of the shot having weakened
it considerably. Proudly he brought it to town and later took it
to Falls City to collect the bounty and dispose of the pelt, which
was in prime condition.
And, "the wolf at the door" having been
satisfactorily disposed of, Milton bought a marriage license and
was married Monday to Miss Irene Schneidewind, of Auburn.