Some names mentioned in this volume:W. E. Adair; John K. Allen; Baily Anderson; Maj Andrews; John Applegate; Big Arp; Little Arp; Capt Arrington; John Jacob Astor; Bill Baily; Dr Barkley; Barry; Bass; Col Baylor; George Baylor; Jno R. Baylor; Jerry Beecham; John Beecham; John Belcher; Will Belcher; John Beninger; Parson Blackburn; Jane Bosson; Wm Bosson; Lt Boulware; Boulware; Col Bowie; Bowles; Mrs Annie Boyd; Pleasant Boyd; Andrew A. Boyle; Mary Boyle; Paddy Boyle; Roderick Boyle; Jno M. Bradley; Jno N. Bradley; John M. Bradley; Matthew Brinson; David Brown; Mary J. Brown; Tex Brunton; Sam Bruton; Toll Buie; Burleson; Matthew Burnet; Gen Burnett; Lod Calohan; Dr Cannon; Henry Cannon; Jesse Caroway; Sylvanus Castleman; Matt Cavaness; Mary Ann Chalk; G. L. Chester; Frank Childress; Arthur H. Clark; Bob Clifford; Gen Coffee; Capt Coffey; John Coffey; J. P. Copenhaver; Charles S. Cox; Mrs Martha A. Cox. ; Jack Crane; Jeff Cravens; J. B. Crawford; Col Crockett; David Crockett; John Crockett; Elizabeth Crownover; John Crownover; Levina Crownover; Wm Culver; Culver; Custer; E. M. Dagget; Charles Daggett; Chas Daggett; E. M. Daggett; Eph M. Daggett; Helen Daggett; Dr Davenport; Capt Davidson; Capt George Davidson; Capt Henry Davis; Dobie; Gen Douglass; John Doyle; Driggs; Antoine de Drocketagni; Vardeman Duncan; W. B. Eaves; Capt English; Lt Dick English; Jonas English; Josh English; Joshua English; Lt Errath; Fannin; ; Frank Farrar; John Farrar; James Fife; Eugene McClellan Fisher; Juan Flores; Mrs Wylie Flowers; Frank W. Fox; G. W. Fox; John Fry; Gen Gaines; Gen R. M. Gans; Gen Francisco Garay; Gen Garay; Peter Garland; D. C. Giddings; George; Gillett; Baily Goodbread; Jo Goodbread; John J. Goodbread; William Goodbread; Jimmy Goodman; Jas Graham; Jim Graham; Mrs Emma Grandstaff; Elisha Green; Capt Haley; Jno Haley; John Haley; Richard Haley; Tom Haley; Jim Hall; Mrs Laura Hamilton; Capt Hammer; Geo Hanks; Bill Hansbury; Judge Hansford; Dick Harding; Albert Harris; Shem Harris; Jerry Hawk; Judge Hawkins; Rebecca Hawkins; Charles Haynes; John James Haynes; Mary Malissa Phillips Haynes; Hays; John Heath; Leander Corp "Lee"Herron; Hickok; C. T. Hilliard; Hilliard; Nathan Holt; Frank Hooper; Monroe Hooper; Myrick Hooper; Washington Hooper; Gen Felix Houston; Howell Hudson; Peter Hudson; Squire Humphrey; James M. Maj Hunter; John Hunter; Maj Hunter; Mary Kate Hunter; Miss Ollie Hunter; Will Hunter; John Inman; Capt Jack; A. T. Jackson; Capt Jackson; Charles Jackson; Charles W. Jackson; Pres Jackson; Gen Pres Jackson; James A. Jasper; William H. Jasper; Archie Johnson; M. T. Johnson; Mrs M. T. J. Johnson; Maggie Johnson; Fred Jones; Tom Josy; Phillippine Miss Keller; Peter Kerstetter; Tom Killen; Capt King; Col Landrum; Lehmann; Capt W. C. Lewis; Sheriff Llewellin; Harry Longbaugh; Leonard Mabbit; Capt Mabbitt; Mabbitt; James Madison; Tom Mansco; Marcy; John H. Martin; Sam W. Mather; Nathan Matthews; Mrs Nathan Matthews; Henry Maxwell; John May; John Mays; McDonald; Baily McFadgin; Bill McFadgin; John McFadgin; Jonathan McFadgin; Sam McFadgin; Rusk McInturf; John McKinney; John H. McLaurin; Gen McLeod; Bob McNairy; Alex McNeil; Sheriff McNeil; Berry Merchant; Ned Merchant; Farrar Metcalf; Drury Middleton; John Middleton; John W. Middleton; Martha M. Middleton; Nathan Middleton; Milam Middleton; Fred Millard; ; Gideon Mills; Wright Mooar; Josephus Moore; Col Morman; Col Wat; Z. N. Rev Morrell; Elijah Morris; Col Jno E. Myrick; Wm Nail; Maj Neighbors; Ben Odell; Odell; Pvt Jack O'Donald; Washington Parrish; Benjamin Phillips; Jim Phillips; Col Pickard; Gen Portillo; Mrs Fannie Potter; James Power; Rachel Power; Lt R. H. Pratt; Wm Price; Henry Pugh; John Rabb; Emory Raines; Tom Reed; Henry Reynolds; John Reynolds; Steve Reynolds; Tom Rife; Dr C. C. Rister; Carl Coke Rister; Elijah Roberts; Lt Roberts; M. F. Roberts; Moses F. Roberts; Joe Robertson; W. F. Judge Robinson; Rose; Peter Ross; Dr Rowan; Gen Rusk; Louise de Saix; Geo Sandford; Gen Santa; Santa Anna; Bill Sappington; Joe Sappington; Chief Satanta; Saunders; Capt Scantland; Louis Schuetze; Capt Shackelford; Seth Shelton; Sheridan; Sherman; Mrs John A. Shirley; Gen Smith; Hank Smith; Gen James Smith; Jno Smith; Capt Joe Smith; Sowell; Ben Sparks; Tom Stanford; Richard Stiles; Mart Stone; Redmond; Col Straw; Straw; Amos Strickland; Dave Strickland; Harry Strickland; Henry Strickland; Jim Strickland; Jim (Tiger Jim) Strickland; Phillis Stroud; Ed Stuckler; Raymond W. Thorp; Edward D. Tittmann; Sam Todd; Ben Trimin; Alfred Truit; Andy Truitt; Lee Truitt; Mint Truitt; George Sr Tubb; Martha Tubb; Bob Tucker; James Upton; Gen Urrea; Maj Van Dorn; Col Van Rimple; James Vaughan; Jim Vaughan; Chief Victorio; Capt Bigfoot Wallace; Sam Wallace; W. M. Wallis; Col Ward; Phebe K. Warner; Gen Washington; Louis Watkins; Bill Watson; Willis; Wills; Moore L. Weaver; Capt Westover; Alex Whitaker; Dabney White; Elizabeth White; J. W. White; Jackson White; Wm White; "One-Eyed" Williams; Wm Wills; David Winborn; David Winburn; Daniel Wiseman; Jim Woods; Miss Gertrude Dardin Workman; Mrs W. H. Workman; Robert Wright; Wrenn;
Major James M. Hunter
Account of the life of Major James M. Hunter, for many years a citizen of Mason county, and later of Edwards county. Major Hunter was born in Buncombe county, North Carolina, the descendant of an old and highly respected family. He came to Texas in 1851. In 1860 he was united in marriage to Miss Phillippine Keller, who died in Edwards county in 1885. This union was blessed by eleven children, Mrs. Laura Hamilton, Mrs. Emma Grandstaff, Mrs. Annie Boyd, Miss Ollie Hunter, James, John and Will Hunter and two infants having been called by death. Major Hunter died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Hamilton, in Mason August 31, being at the time of his death 78 years of age. The details of his life are offered here in this excellent account.
Mentions: In 1852 Major Hunter organized a troop for the protection of the surveyors of the land in Peters Colony, which was in an Indian country with no white man living in it * George Giddings and D. C. Giddings * Tom Rife * Sul Ross * Captain Henry Davis' company of Texas Rangers * Louis Schuetze * a teacher, was taken from his house by a gang of those outlaws one night, a rope put around his neck and the old man was dragged to death a few miles from Fredericksburg * four peaceable farmers on South Grape Creek, named Kirchner, Blank, Burg and Feller, were taken from their families one night and murdered and their houses pillaged * the heads of the Perdenales and James rivers * House Mountain * the Southern Hotel * County Judge of Mason county, and later surveyor of Mason county * In 1876 he represented the Mason district in the State Legislature; after that he was. He removed to Edwards county in 1883, and helped to organize that county, was its first County Judge * N. H. Rose *
Pioneering In Texas
By James A. Jasper
Mr. Harper relates the details of his growing up in Tarrant county, Texas at the edge of the Cross Timbers, sixteen miles east of Fort Worth. He recounts early cattle drives out of the state, as early as 1856, contrary to what many affirm, as they suggest that drives were not made until the 1870’s.
Further Mentions: His father, William H. Jasper * Holt county, Missouri * Mary J. Brown * the Elm Fork of the Trinity river * the old Chisholm Trail * I well remember some of Chisholm's operations in our part of Texas in the early sixties. His brand was 1001 * General R. M. Gans * Quantrell and his guerillas * Red River at Colbert's Ferry * the Mountain Boomers * West Plains, Missouri * a Yankee captain by the name of John Coffey * Jefferson City * Baxter Springs * KNEW HARRY LONGBAUGH
Sam W. Mather.
Mentions: the Hole in the Wall Gang of outlaws * the Suffolk Cattle Co., of Wyoming. Their ranch, the AV, was located on the Cheyenne river at the mouth of Lodge Pole * Harry Longbaugh * Our foreman, J. B. Crawford * Husk, Wyoming * MY LAST BATH IN ICE WATER
By Joe Sappington
It takes courage for a fellow to stand up before the public and acknowledge that he has been an impostor and liar for many years, but I now come before the public in all meekness and humility and acknowledge that for many years I lied most shamefully about taking ice water baths. For fifteen years I claimed to my friends that the first thing I did on awakening of a morning was to roll out of bed into a tub of cold water and advised them to do likewise. I told this so often and persistently that I finally got so I believed it my self and would have become grossly insulted if anyone had questioned the truthfulness of the statement. In all probability I would still be telling this lie, had fate not thrust the wife of my calm and peaceful bosom upon the scene.
How strange are the decrees of fate; who can tell when it is going to rise up and smite up hip and thigh? As I have said I had been rolling that "ice water before breakfast" under my tongue as a sweet morsel for many years when fate sent an inquisitive neighbor to our house…
Old Ranger Deplores Passing Of Real West
By Mary Kate Hunter
Story of Hank Smith, a pioneering plainsman, who built the first home in the Staked Plains of Texas.
Further Mentions: CROSBYTON, Texas * a memorable and historic place in Blanco Canyon * Cap Arrington and Capt. Bill McDonald and Butterworth * Toll Buie, a noted politician of East Texas * BRAND BURNING
Relating incidents involving the use of Mr. Wright Mooar's ZXT brand. Mentions: Snyder, Texas * SXT brand* Nunn Bros., range on Rough Creek * Colorado City, Texas * Archie Johnson's ranch * Jim Woods, City Marshall * Tom Reed * the old Hamilton Hotel * Brand Inspector K. C. Stock Yards *
Reminiscences Of The Texas Revolution
Andrew A. Boyle
These recollections of the Texas revolution were dictated by Andrew A. Boyle in 1870, just before his death, to his daughter, Mrs. W. H. Workman. This man’s account of the events is important in two particulars: (11 it adds another witness to the list of the Texas participants who have unanimously testified that, Fannin did not surrender at discretion, as General Urrea claimed, and (2) it gives a first hand account of the execution of the wounded prisoners at Goliad.
Mentions: Miss Gertrude Dardin Workman * San Patricio de la Nueces * Captain Westover * Captain King * Colonel Ward, with his Georgia Battalion * Captain Shackelford * the Old Mission Church * Manawee * Colet creek * Boyle * Mr. Brooks, Aid to Colonel Fannin * General Garay *
Winning The Coveted Medal Of Honor
By Corpl. Leander Herron, Co. A, 3d U. S., St. Paul, Nebr.
Account of a veteran soldier who has a record for service, adventure, dangers encountered, and hardships overcome equaled by few-Lee Herron, in his service officially Corpl. Leander Herran, Co. A, 3d U. S. Fort Dodge, Kans.
Comrade Herron saw service in the Civil War, aided in the defense of the Santa Fe Trail and the early settlements at Fort Dodge, Kans., was with an American force at Baku, Trans-Caucasia, in 1878 (where he might have become a millionaire in oil) and is said to have the honor of being the only veteran at present in Nebraska wearing a Congressional Medal of Honor. This is his story.
Further Mentions: drilling numerous oil wells in the neighborhood of Pithole * a friend, John H. McLaurin * he took part in the rescue of the Box family * Fred Jones * the Battle of the Arickaree between the Cheyennes and Forsythe's command * the Battle of Little Coon Creek, 40 miles east of Fort Dodge * Robert Wright, president of -the Kansas Historical Society * Fort Larned * Big Coon Creek * Jimmy Goodman * Privates Jack O'Donald, Hartman and Nolan * California Joe, Wild Bill Hickok, Apache Bill, Bill Watson * Paddy Boyle, a man of tried resolution and experience * Peter Kerstetter and John Beninger * Carl Coke Rister *
The Traditions Of Fort Sill
By Eugene McClellan Fisher
Fort Sill, Oklahoma-once an outpost in the heart of hostile Indian territory, now the seat of the Field Artillery School where artillerymen are trained in the technical and tactical use of their branch--is alive with memories of the many Indian braves who sleep in simple graves in the post cemetery. The old guardhouse that is almost a dungeon stands a silent reminder of the seventeen long years Geronimo spent within its walls. The peaceful homes that dot the broad plains of Oklahoma are in themselves a tribute to I-See-O and Comanche Jack., The stories that repeated daily on the hills and plains keep ever alive the names of these and other Indians heroes.
Geronimo, the next of the traditional characters of Fort Sill, came on the military reservation in 1894 as a prisoner after a career' of pillage, which carried him through the territories of the Southwest and across the Mexican border, and led the United States Army into an endless chase of thousands of miles before he was finally captured.
Geronimo ended his days on the reservation, an object of interest to all, and hate to many, who had suffered from his cruelties.
Mentions: Per-mam-sue means "The Hairy One," * Captain Marcy * Lieutenant R. H. Pratt * Terak-a-nee-cut, his uncle father-in-law, and Pah-po-ter-a-pert, his uncle; there lay Peah-ter-pe-who-noovy, leader of the band, and seven more of the best friends Permam-sue had ever had * Moore L. Weaver * Tex Brunton *
The Regulators And Moderators
By JOHN W. MIDDLETON
Account of a long-standing East Texas feud in the days of the Republic (1841 and 1842) between "moderators" and "Regulators" and the blood that mark this episode of Texas history. This event, known as the Regulator-Moderator War or the "Shelby County War," was a feud in Harrison and Shelby counties in the Redlands of East Texas from 1839 to 1844. The roots of the conflict lay in the frauds and land swindling that had taken place in the the lawless area between the American and Mexican borders. Hostilities rose to a tremendous pitch and a trail of blood was left to mark this notable period of Texas history. This story is exceedingly rich in historical detail of the area and times of the event, being some 20 or so pages in length. The author was witness to these events and gives graphic first-hand recollection.
Mentions: Colonel Morman * John Middleton * the battles of the Cowpens and Guilford Court House * the Big and Little Arp, whose misdeeds were motorious throughout the country * Big Arp was killed by Elisha Green * mother was Martha Tubb, and my great-grandfather, George Tubb, Sr., * Crosson's fork of Shoal creek * the battles of Talladega, Hickory Ground, Heights of Muckfaw Creek * Coosa river just above the Falls * James Fife, Chinerly and old Mr. Quarles * Drury Middleton * Amos Strickland and Jim Strickland * Martha M. Middleton * Mary Ann Chalk * Chowan river * Jim Strickland * Ben Odell * Beecham's field * A man named Hillary * Willis Watson * a man named Mordecai * General Rusk * Generals Douglass and McLeod * In 1838, a spy company was raised, Geo. Hanks was made Captain and I First Lieutenant. * Sanchez's house * Lieutenant Roberts * Captain Timmon's company, from Harrison county * Captain Haley * Jack Crane, Sam Bruton and old man Pierce * John Beecham * Bruton's on the Teneha * Leonard Mabbit * Mr. Bates * Eaton's * Captain English's company * Old Mrs. Murchison * old Mrs. Eaton * Colonel Landrum * one of the Maddens * Lieut. Dick English * Gen. Felix Houston * Martin's on Trammel's Trace, between the Saline and Sabine * David Brown * Keeler and Williams * Dr. Cannon * the Caddos * Soda Lake, fifteen miles from Shreveport, in Louisiana * Gen. Gaines * Fort Jessup * Henry Cannon, a citizen of Shelby county * Ben Odell * Seekers * Wills, York and Hines * Jno. N. Bradley and Jno. Haley * Henry Reynolds * Logansport * Juan Flores, * Robertson * Chief Bowles * Colonel Straw * Shoemaker * Rathburn, from Buffalo, New York * Brewster * McLure and John McKinney * . E. M. Dagget, of Fort Worth * Jo Goodbread and Charles W. Jackson * Jonathan McFadgin * Judge Hansford * Carr * Freebooters * A man called 'Squire Humphreys * Ned Merchant * Judge Hawkins * M. F. Roberts and Emory Raines * Berry Merchant * Jack Crane * Bill Baily * Sam Todd and-Bledsoe * Raines * John H. Martin * King's Fork of the East Trinity * Col. Wat Morman * Col. Jno. E. Myrick, Tom Josy, Sam Wallace, Frank Hooper, Monroe Hooper, James Vaughan and Lee Truitt. * "One Eyed Williams," * Allbright's * Alex. Whittaker * Myrick * Jim Vaughan * Josephus Moore * a man named Clapp * Henry Reynolds, a citizen, whose sympathy was strongly excited * Farrar Metcalf, Jack Crane, John Heath * Wm. White * Wallace's bayou, fifteen miles below Shreveport * Viz: Seekers, Wills, York and Hines * John Haley * John M. Bradley * Jim Hall * Frank Hoover * David Winburn * Parson Blackburn * John Doyle * Jeff Cravens * Sheriff Llewellin * Rogue's Trail * Howell Hudson * Howell, Hudson, Peter Hudson, Washington Hooper, Daniel Wiseman and Dick Harding * Jonas English * Alfred Truit * Louis Watkins' * Jerry Beecham * were E. M. and Chas. Daggett; Joe Smith, ex-sheriff of Shelby county, John and Frank Farrar, Jim Graham, Geo. Sandford * Bill Hansbury * Wm. Price * Jim Graham * Geo. Sandford * Eph M. Daggett * Richard Stiles,. Howell Hudson, Peter Hudson, Washington Hooper and Jackson White * Mint Truitt and Bob McNairy * Jas. Graham * Dr. Davenport * C. T. Hilliard's * The whole force of moderators now went into the neighborhood of my residence and searched the whole country for me. We had ladies out all the time acting as spies for us, watching the movements of the moderators. These ladies were Mrs. M. T. J. Johnson, Helen Daggett, Elizabeth White and Mrs. Nathan Matthews. The moderators then moved up to Dave Strickland's, four miles south of Hilliards. We found they were there, and being scarce of ammunition had sent for more, but concluded to go and fight them with what we had. This was in 1842. * George Davidson and Lieutenant Boulware * Colonel Straw * Tom Haley * George Davidson * Howell Hudson and Kane * the Sand Hill road * Mr. Shoat * Vardeman Duncan, a moderator * John Reynolds and David Winborn * Jordan's Saline * Rusk Mclnturf * Horse Shoe bend of Brazos river, in Parker county * In 1855 I lived in Big Valley above the Horse-Shoe Bend of the Brazos river, in Parker county * a man named Sanchez * Phillis Stroud * old man Pointers * J. W. White * Mohorn * a man named Langston * Joe Robertson, Bob Tucker, Covington and Dordy * the Lavender family * Buck creek in the edge of the settlement * Peter Garland * Baylor's ranch * a man named Browning. * Henry Pugh * Captain Scantland * Peter Ross * A Mr. Washburn * Dr. Barkley * A young man named Caldwell and three others went to Matherell's Gap * Ben Trimin * Stephensville * Jim Phillips * Puluxey, in Erath county * Nathan Middleton * Stroud's creek * James Upton * Golconda in Palo Pinto county * Luluxey creek * Duffau mountain * Tom Killen * Wm. Culver * Nathan Holt * Jesse Caroway, Matherwell * Bosque river * Mansco * Pleasant Boyd * Flannagan and Smith who had been living on the head of Leon river moved to McCain's ranch on Palo Pinto creek * Mart Stone * Redmond Stone * Wm. Culver * Col. Van Rimple * Hubbard's creek * Buck Barry * Joe's Bayou * Bayou Mason * Ben Sparks * Ruskers creek * Jane Bosson * TEXANS' PURSUIT WAS MEXICANS, BUT NOW IT IS CROP RECORDS: VISITOR'S IMPRESSION OF STATE
In the lobby of the Wharton Bank and Trust Co. hangs the following impression of Texas, written and signed by "A Texas Visitor," and since reproduced in various periodicals:
"Texas occupies all the continent of North America except the small part set aside for the UnitStates, Mexico and Canada. Texas owns all the north of the Rio Grande, the only dusty river in the world; also the only one, with the possible exception of the Trinity, which is ...
"Texas is bounded on the north by 25 or 30 states, on the east by all the oceans in the world but the Pacific, and on the south by the Gulf of Mexico and South America, and on the west by the Pacific Ocean, the Milky Way and …
"It is 150 miles farther from El Paso, Tex., to Texarkana, Tex., than it is from Chicago to New York; Fort Worth, Tex., is near to St. Paul, Minn., than it is to Brownsville, Tex.
"The chief occupation of the people of Texas is trying to keep from making all the money in the world. The chief pursuit of the people of Texas was formerly Mexicans, but now it is land buyers, steers and Texas crop records…
"If all the Texas steers were one steer, he would stand with his front feet in the Gulf of Mexico, one hind foot in Hudson Bay and the other in the. Arctic Ocean, and his tail would brush the mist from the Aurora Borealis. Some state?" -San Antonio Evening News
Rev. Z. N. Morrell Writes Of Early Times
Mentions: Little River * Lieutenant Errath * Childress * Harvey's * Weed prairie * Kosse, on the Central Texas track * W. B. Eaves' shop * Matthew Burnet's * Cypress City * Brother Marsh, a Baptist minister from Mississippi * Bryan * GETS A PENSIONMentions: Mrs. Martha A. Cox, Box 445, Alamogordo, New Mexico * Charles S. Cox, served as second sergeant under Captain W. C. Lewis company, Texas Minute Men at Mason in 1860 * Matt Cavaness *
Crossing The Bar
By Phebe K. Warner
GRAVES ON THE FRONTIER
Mentions: Fordtran, Texas * Southern Pacific railroad * Maggie Johnson * the little station of Lobo, on the Southern Pacific railroad, twelve miles east of Van Horn * W.M. Wallis * great-grand-parents, John and Elizabeth Crownover and James and Rachel Power, were among the early colonists of Texas * grand fathers, Charles Haynes and Benjamin Phillips * Livina * Sylvanus Castleman * Mary Malissa Phillips Haynes was reared in Llano county * Mrs. John A. Shirley
David Crockett Of Tennessee And Texas
BY DABNEY WHITE
Born in East Tennessee, on the Nolachucky river, in 1786, a son of John Crockett, revolutionary soldier; a grandson of David Crockett, who emigrated from Ireland, and was a member of the Watauga Association, and who, with members of his family, was massacred by the Indians, Crockett grew up a child in the forest. At the age of twelve he was hired out by his father to go four hundred miles on foot to assist in driving cattle. A short time afterward he ran away from home and landed in Baltimore; in order to get back, he struck out to walk,-as unafraid, and as much at home in the wilderness as the wild beasts that inhabited it. Thus he grew up. At fifteen he could neither read nor write. Being unsuccessful in a love affair, which he attributed to his want of learning, he went to school for six months-all the schooling he ever had. At this early age he was skillful in the use of the rifle, and was laying the foundation of his later renown as a bear hunter.
So begins this mini-biography of the legendary frontiersman, Congressman, folksy philosopher and Alamo hero and martyr
Mentions: The Crocketts trace their lineage to Antoine de Drocketagni (1643), a French Huguenot, second in command of the King's Guard, and banished from France during the reign of Louis XIV; his wife was Louise de Saix. Rebecca Hawkins,, David Crockett's mother, was of the landed gentry of France * John Jacob Astor * Mrs. Wylie Flowers * the old King's Highway * With Travis and Bowie and the one hundred and fifty, David Crockett fought his last fight *
When I Had My Picture Taken
BY JOE SAPPINGTON
While the picture is not a bad one, yet it is not what my wife and mother-in-law would like for it to be. Of course a onelegged man with a cataract in his left eye can tell at a glance that it is the photograph of a highly intelligent man, yet the camera failed to reveal to the naked eye some of my strongest points and brought out in the most uncalled for and unsolicited manner some of my weakest parts. What would be the conclusion of a stranger beholding my picture for the first time? He would concluded at a glance that I was a bald-headed man with a nose slight out of plumb and who had passed through some forty-odd summers. In all probability he would not observe the firm-set determined jaw, the closely-compressed lips, the proud and haughty stare, the marble brow heaving bosom, the Grecian, nose, the eagle eye, the classic chin, the long, sweeping eye-lashes, and last, but not least, a pair of well-matched gothic ears.
Old Timer Gives Account Of Early Texas Social Life
By W. E. ADAIR
Mentions: G. W. Fox * father, Frank W. Fox * Fontinell, in the Territory of Nebraska, in 1857 * Crescent City society * the Gulf, Colorado & Santa Fe Railroad * the Texas & Pacific Railroad * the Virginia Military Institute * ECHOES OF COW-PUNCHING DAYS
Mentions: Pilot Point, Texas * Fred Millard * Escondido Canyon east of Stockton * Tunis Springs * a fellow by the name of Jerry Hawk * a German by the name of Ed Stuckler, or Stiegler * John and Will Belcher * the JL Cross ranch * the TX Cattle Company * Horsehead Crossing on the Pecos * Swain & Millard * the Toyah country * Judge W. F. Robinson, Lamesa, Texas * J. P. Copenhaver, M. D