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Frontier Times Magazine, December, 1927

Killing of Dan Arnold and Lapoleon Lemmons
By J Warren Hunter
Account of a desperate and daring struggle between Comanches and two courageous young men, Dan Arnold and Lapoleon Lemmons. The engagement left them brutally murdered and mutilated. At the time of this fight, and Arnold and Lemmons were eighteen years old. This fight took place on June 1, 1871, on Spring Creek, in Coleman county. Texas.Characters: Dan Arnold, John Coffey, Lapoleon Lemmons, Dick Robertson, Nip Hammond, John Furguson, W. A. Bedo, Rich Coffey, Miss Mollie Brown, Locations: Spring Creek, Coleman County, Flat Top Ranch, Brazos, Hood County, Concho, Colorado River, Little Devil’s River, Noxville,

Tells Of Early Times In Coleman
Here is some excellent Coleman Co. history
by By Austin Callan
"It seems strange what changes have taken place since that day away back there in 1882 when the first copy of the " Coleman Voice" went out. Coleman was small then; it didn't have a water or a lighting system until years later. It didn't even have telephones. The first telephone there was in the Voice office and the first conversation over a telephone I ever heard was between Rich Coffey and the operator at Baird. Uncle Rich said, "Get that d-d June bug out of the box and talk to me." The line ran to Babb's ranch and on over to Baird.
The night that Cleveland was elected in 1884 they shot anvils in front of the courthouse. There was a big bonfire and a man named Hyde Nails was carrying the powder and it went off in his hands.
They couldn't flash the results of an election on the boards then as they do now. Some local politician would generally get up on a beer keg or goods box in front of a bonfire and tell the latest and then make a Democratic speech. There was a one-legged fellow they called S. Fogle and some of the gang got him up on a box to deliver an oration in praise of Queen Victoria and an Irishman shot the box from under him.
Many if not all of those who used to participate in the election celebrations there on the square forty years ago, are gone. Walter Perry, Tom Dixon, Coon Dunman, Frank Rose, Frank Alexander and other familiar to all who have ever lived in Coleman…"
Characters: Charley Govan, Ben Pittman, Rich Coffey, Bob Moore, Hyde Nails, S. Fogle, Walter Perry, Tom Dixon, Coon Dunman, Frank Rose, Frank Alexander, Tom Austin, Pete Callan, F. M. Kane, Sam Hill, Kin Elkins, Clay Mann, L. D. Graves, Jesse Johnson, John Sinclair, John Elkins, Henry Sackett, Jesse Johnson, Dud Johnson, etc.
Locations: Robertson Peak, Coleman, Baird, Camp Colorado, etc.

Scouted on Pease River
By J. W. Bud Ellison
Account of the experiences of J. W. (Bud) Ellison, who served as a Ranger under Thomas Harrison's Company, with Lieut. P. F. Ross as First Lieutenant. This Company, along with others were on the frontier in the early part of 1861 in the vicinity of old Camp Cooper, which Baylor's Company, Sublet's Company and Harrison's company captured in the first part of February 1861. Account foes on to detail their 43 day scout on the headwaters of Red River, Prairie Dog river and Pease river. It was an eventful expedition – this is the story.
Characters: W. K. Baylor, Sul Ross, Dave Sublet, Buck Barry, Thomas Harrison, R. F. Ross, Mart V. Jones, Pete Ross, Tom Arnold, Jim Whittington, J. W. Ellison.
Locations: Camp Cooper, Arbuckle Road, Elm Creek, Red River, Prairie Dog River, Pease River, Bear Creek, Lampasas Springs, Waco, Dallas, Bird’s Creek, Brazos County.

Medicine Lodge Treaty Sixty Years Ago
By E. S. Godfrey
Characters: Albert Barnitz, Joel H. Elliott, Henry Inman, Tom Wallace,
Locations: Smoky Hill River, Fort Ellsworth, Fort Harker, Ellsworth City, Fort Zara, Walnut Creek, Fort Larned, Pawnee Fork, Arkansas River, Dodge, Rattlesnake Creek, Medicine Lodge Creek, Washita, Fort Sill, Saline Valley, Soloman Valley, Republican Run Valley.

James W. Taylor, Texas Ranger (Includes photo of Taylor)
James W. Taylor was born January 20, 1843, at Dallas, Texas, and died May 17, 1917, at Gem City, Texas. When he was nine years old he picked pecans and sold them to the immigrants for enough money to buy a little old shot-gun. His father died with yellow fever and Hamp Witt raised him. He carried the mail from Dallas to Fort Worth when he was thirteen years old. In 1874 he joined the Texas Ranger company of D. Rufus Berry, when the Indians in Jack county threatened an uprising if the whites did not turn over Captain Hanen to them. This is the account of a very courageous Ranger.
Characters: James W. Taylor, Hamp Witt, D. Rufus Berry, Charlie Rivers, W. K. Baylor, Brit Johnson, Lula Taylor
Locations: Dallas, Gem City, Jack County, Weatherford, Palo Pinto County, Salt Creek Prairie, Young County, Canadian,

Letter of Luke Porter, Falfurrias, Texas to long-time friend, George W. Saunders, of San Antonio.
The Killing of Ruben Smith
Account describes the killing of Rube Smith, by Lon Moore, and is narrated, by A. J. Sowell. Describes events of a raid on the Hondo when Indians attacked and killed Rube Smith, one mile west of his house, on Liveoak slough. Smith and Manuel Wydick were out on foot hunting horses and had separated, when a large body of Indians attacked Smith. Here is the story.
He had a ranch and owned about one thousand head of cattle, and 150 head of horses. He left surviving him his widow, Lovina Smith, and six minor children, Mary E. married John S. Swan; Martha Anne, married Geo. G. VanPelt, Jr; Alice S. married Willie Robbins; George W. Smith; Lavine P. married C. P. Holden; William Butler Smith. His widow, Lovina Smith, was married again, Nov. 30, 1865 to George VanPelt, Sr., and they moved to Caldwell county, Texas. Includes photo of Smith’s grave.
Characters: Rube Smith, Lon Moore, A. J. Sowell, Smith Wydick, Manuel Wydick, Nathan Davis, William Mullins, Jerry Bailey, Monroe Watkins, Zed Watkins, Louis McCombs, Sam McCombs, Wesley McCombs, John Brown, Rubin C. Smith, Lovina Smith, Mary E. Smith, George G. VanPelt, Alice S. Smith, Willie Robbins, George W. Smith, Lavine P. Smith, C. P. Holden, William Butler Smith,
Locations: Hondo, Hondo Creek, Liveoak Slough, Fort Ewell Road, San Miguel Creek, Cescadara Creek, New Fountain, Caldwell County

A True Memorial
By Phebe K. Warner
Account of famous old Rock House of the South Plains of Texas located in Crosby county. This beautiful valley of several hundred acres is artistically framed by the circular cap rock, of Blanco canyon. It was on September 20, 1877, that Hank Smith, then a young man in the prime of life, drove his ox team, hitched to a wagon load of supplies, down through the canyon and brought them to a halt at the front door, of this historic home.

That was a great event. But no one knew it then because no one knew what that event was to mean in the history of the great commonwealth, of Texas. The Old Rock House was new that day - as new as the country it was built in And like the canyon in which it stood, all it possessed was its four walls and a floor. All the rest was an empty space without even a memory in it.
On that eventful day in September, 1877, Hank Smith was alone except for some cowboy companions. He had left Mrs. Smith and the children, George and Lelia, back at Old Fort Griffin in Shackelford county until he could complete their new home and get ready for them.
Characters: Hank Smith, George Smith, Lelia Smith Wheeler, Robert Burns Smith, Mary Smith Kirk,
Locations: Crosby County, Old Rock House Of The South Plains, Blanco Canyon, Old Fort Griffin, Shackelford County, Old Emma, the little cemetery at Old Emma, the first county seat of Crosby county.

Brief account of Thalis T. Cook, a noted Texas Ranger by Joe T. McKinney, of Willcox, Arizona

Heroes of the Frontier
By Eugene Cunningham
Since their inception, the Texas Rangers have kept watch and ward upon the peace of an empire. Originally their chief duty was the education of the Red Man-teaching Comanche, Lipan, Kiowa, Apache et al. that the way of the transgressor was hard, indeed, when his transgressions were committed within the bailiwick of the Texas Ranger.
Forward, ever forward, went the frontier, creeping onward in the shadow of the Rangers. As the Indian menace vanished, as the roaring days of trail, herd and railroad construction camp came on, as white men rode honestly or on devious errands where once the savage had raided, then the Ranger's duties altered. But perhaps they became even more dangerous than before. It is recorded that at one time the Rangers held a list of wanted desperadoes that totaled a thousand and more! This is a story of the historical legacy of the Rangers.
Characters: Texas Rangers, Governor Coke, John B. Jones, Major W. M. Green, Captain Jim Gillett, Joe D. Jackson, Bill Kingston, Ben Thompson, Bill Thompson, Jim Callan, Dan W. Roberts, Wild Bill McLane, Ben Gholson, Sam Gholson, Captain J. M. Smith, Sul Ross, Captain John R. Hughes, Kiowa Jones, Bill Mcdonald, Sod Durst, Thalis Cook, Burk Humphreys,
Locations: Corsicana, Austin, Colorado City, Menard County, Marfa, Alpine, Old Spanish Trail, Fort Stockton, Ozona, Big Bend, Austin, Celery Creek, Las Moras Creek, San Saba River, Rio Grande, Waco, Otter Creek, Little Wichita, Glass Mountains,

Difficulties of Getting Married on the Frontier
Mrs. R. A. Winn, of Rocksprings, Texas describes what it was like to get married in reconstruction days in Menard area, dodging marauding savages and scratching out a living on the frontier.
Characters: Tul Smith, Mr. R. A. Winn, Sam Phillips,
Locations: Menard County, San Saba, Menardville, Mason, Fredericksburg, Llano County, Bluffton, Burnett, Burleson County, Washington County,

The Life of Bigfoot Wallace (Continued from previous issue)
Characters: General Cordova, General Ed Burleson, Bigfoot Wallace, General Matthew Caldwell, Captain Jack Hays, Creed Taylor, Calvin Turner, William Simms, General Sam Houston, General H. E. Mcculloch, Captain Nicholas Dawson, Captain Ewing Cameron, Captain Jesse Billingsly, Milford Day, Solomon Brill, Ezekiel Smith, French Smith, Clay Davis, John Henry Brown, William King, John King, Henry King, James Nichols, John Nichols, Tom Galbreath, Ben Highsmith, Wilson Randle, Andrew Sowell, Calvin Turner, William Turner, Hardin Turner, Kit Ackland, Mike Chevalier, Arch Gibson, James Clark, Miles Dikes, Henry Whaling, Rufus Perry, Sam Luckey, George Neill, Rufus Taylor, Pipkin Taylor, Josiah Taylor, Samuel H. Walker, Ad Gillespie, Green McCoy, Robert Hall, Lee Herrill, General Woll, General Alexander Somervell, Colonel J. L. Bennett, William S. Fisher, Ewing Cameron, Eastland, Reese, Pierson, General Ampudia, Captain Baker, Dr. Sinnickson, Beasly Louis, Legs Louis, Joe Berry, Lieutenant Alderette, Thomas J. Green, Captain Arroyo, Tom Davis, James Ogden, Santa Anna, James C. Wilson, Henry Whaling, Robert Beard, M. C. Wing, Bill Moore, L. L. Cash, J. D. Cocke, Robert Durham, William N. Eastland, Edward Este, Robert Harris, S. L. Jones, Patrick Mahan, James Ogden, Charles Roberts, William Rowan, J. L. Shepard, J. M. N. Thompson, James N. Torry, James Turnbull, Thomas Tatum, James Armstrong, William F. Wilson, William Morehead, Peter Jungman, Phil Hodge, Jeff Bond, Sam Lytle, Charley Lytle, Joseph Blair Wallace, Edwin Dixon Westfall,
Locations: Seguin, San Antonio, Salado, Hondo, Quihi, New Fountain, Medina, Castroville, Verde River, Rio Grande, Laredo, Guerrero, Gonzales, Mier, Alcalde, Alcantra Creek, Goliad, Monterey, Saltillo, Monclova, Gonzales County, Wilson County, Karnes County, San Luis Potosi, Molina Del Ray, Perote, Vera Cruz, Jalapa, Galveston, Medina River, Sabinal Canyon, Fort Belknap, Pinto Trail Crossing, Guadalupe, Bandera, Kerrville, Frio River, Llano River, Seco River, Nueces, Continued Next Issue…

Jim Goff Tells Of Hitson’s Fight With Indians
By Cora Melton Cross
Jim Goff tells in this account, "My mother, Nellie Knight, was born in Cherokee County, Georgia, and father, J. M. Goff, in Payette County, Georgia. Shortly after they were married, along in the late 1850s, they pioneered to Texas in an ox wagon. Old Babe Honey, a longtime family servant, gee'd and haw'd those oxen and when they were particularly unmanageable he spent his time repeating, "I sho' don' know what us'll do, efen Injins come while dese here oxen is so pow'ful contrary." He never found out what turn they would have taken under such circumstances, for the trip, long and tiresome from the red hills of Georgia to the green prairies of Texas, was made without Indian interference.
"Father's aim in coming West was to raise cattle. The stop was made on Rock Creek, ten miles west of Fort Worth. There was no town to speak of where the skyscrapers now stand, but the garrison of soldiers made it safe to live close by. When war between 'the States was declared, father volunteered, and was from the beginning to the end of it in Hood's Brigade. Those were trying times at home, as well as on the battlefields, for the live stock had to be taken care of, grain raised for bread, and nobody but mother, the children and old Babe Honey to do it.
"Ten years' after establishing the Rock Creek ranch, father took a notion to move farther west, and his next location was made on Tecumseh Creek in Throckmorton County…
Characters: Jim Goff, Nellie Knight, J. M. Goff, Old Babe Honey, J. W. Hitson, T. J. Martin, Wes Watson, Cal Holcombe, Ab Vest, John Shelton, Bill Odin, Pete Ernest, Frank McClaren, Walter Zinn, Jim Killem, John Scharbauer, H. E. Crowley, Clay McGonigal, Walter Zinn,
Locations: Rock Creek, Fort Worth, Tecumseh Creek, Throckmorton County, Camp Cooper, Midland, Cross Tie, Mobeetie, Y-Bar Ranch, Staple 5 Ranch, , owned by H. E. Crowley, brother to A. F., Clabber Hill Ranch, El Paso, Tarrant County, Spur, Crowley and Bishop owned a place a piece out from Midland, known as the Burton ranch

Rustling The Rustlers In The Eighties
By John H. Brandt
Account of the role that the Army of the late 1880's played in clearing the Oklahoma Territory and the Indian Territory of squatters and other undesirables just before the great homestead run which occurred on April 22, 1899. The entire section was overrun with squatters, men who had, without any authority, moved in with their families, cleared farms, and generally established themselves. In addition there were horse thieves, fugitive from justice, as well as cattle rustlers, moonshiners, and a general collection of outlaws. When Congress decided to open the Oklahoma Territory to homestead settlers, it became necessary to free the country of the element which held the land unlawfully. The Army was called upon to do this work. This is the story.
Characters: Captain Fosbush, Corporal Jerry Dunn,
Locations: Red River, Wingfield, Chickasha River,

The Red Murder Yearling Of West Texas
By Mrs. O. L. Shipman
This is the story of a calf and a killing at a roundup that led to many other killings. This calf, the cause of the killing of H. H. Poe once well known pioneer cattleman about Alpine, was branded "Murder" by cowboys at the roundup and released. Many are the stories told of this outlaw yearling in later days. Judge H. H. Van Sickle, for many years prosecuting attorney at Alpine, asserts that he roped the calf a number of years later, but released it.
Some say it was last heard of on the plains in the vicinity of Odessa, but there are others who aver that the calf returned to Alpine on occasions and bellows through a window of a former saloon where the last of the string of killings in connection with the original affair, took place. This is the story.
Characters: H. H. Poe, H. H. Van Sickle, Walter Gillis, Fine Gilliland, John R. Hughes, T. T. Cook, Beau McCutcheon, Jeff Webb, Sam Taylor, Victor Leaton Ochoa, Frank Sorrells, Andrez Rodriguez,
Locations: Marfa, Alpine, Odessa, Brewster County, Pecos County, Fort Stockton, Leoncita, El Paso,

Oldest Living Pioneer Of Eastland County
By Marjorie Rogers
Account of Mrs. Susan Elizabeth Steele, who was born Susan Elizabeth Bedford in Cherokee County, Georgia, on her father, Johans Bedford's plantation near the village of Canton, January 18, 1841. She lived there until she was married to John. L. Steele, March of 1859. The couple settled in Eastland, Eastland County. She says, "During the four years of the Civil War, I did not have one grain of sugar, salt nor coffee. We had what is now known as graham flour. The blockade cut us off from everything and we could not get foodstuff shipped in. We had a hard time getting anything to eat in those days. This is her story.
Characters: Susan Elizabeth Bedford Steele, Johans Bedford, John L. Steele,
Locations: Eastland County, Fort Worth,

Two Old Muskets
IN AN INTERESTING collection of relics of early Texas history, owned by the Rev. C A. Tower, pastor of the First Methodist Church of Jefferson, are two old flintlock muskets, with one of which a Texan is said to have fought the Mexicans in the battle of San Jacinto and with the other of which Capt. Bob Smith is said to have killed Chief Bowles in a battle between Texans and Cherokees in the present Van Zandt County in 1839. Here is the story of those weapons and the engagements which made them famous.
Characters: Reverend C. A. Tower, Bob Smith, Chief Bowles, John H. Reagan, Judge Robert T. Brown, John Dunn Hunter, B. C. Waters, G. W. Jowers, Martin Lacy, Stephen F. Austin,
Locations: Jefferson, San Jacinto, Van Zandt County, Henderson, Three Forks, Trinity River, Dallas, Alto, Cherokee County, Nacogdoches, Bowles Spring, Grand Saline, Jacksonville, Battle Creek, Chandler, Neches River,

The Language Of The Cowhand
Describes the frontier Texas phenomenon known in this article as, "Cowboyese", the dialect of the ranges that is intricate and changes almost daily. Some of the terms used in pioneer days have come down, unchanged through the years, but other influences-mainly that of the cavalry in which most of the cowhands fought are apparent in the dialect.
"The top screw mounted his cutting horse, and followed by a group of chuck eaters, started to train a bunch of cattle. The corral rope was on his saddle, next to the sougan, and as he placed a brain tablet in his mouth, the mount began to swallow his head and soon turned the pack."A "top screw" is a ranch hand who has been on the ranch for years and knows the business of that particular ranch from top to bottom. A "Waddle" is another name for the same individual.
A "cutting horse" is the highest type of cow pony used for separating one lot of animals from a large group.
"Chuck eater" is the name applied to the young man from the east who comes out to learn the game.
"Trailing a bunch of cattle" means taking them on an extended trip from one place to another.
The "corral rope" was used to make an enclosure for the horses at night, being spread about the bushes.
The "sougan" is the blanket or comforter used by the puncher. He usually carries three of them and a cotton pillow. It is also called a "velvet couch" or a "hot roll."
A "brain tablet" is a cigarette, etc, etc

Where did the Indians obtain the flint for their arrowheads and what was their method of shaping them? This is an answer to those questions.

Some names mentioned in this volume:

Ackland; Lt Alderette; Frank Alexander; Gen Ampudia; Dr Archer; James Armstrong; Dan Arnold; G. Tom; Capt Aroyo; Enofre Baca; Jerry Bailey; Mrs Addie Glenn Baker; Capt Baker; Henry H. Baker; A. F. Banta; Col Baragan; Lt Baragan; Barnes; Capt Albert Barnitz; Col Barragan; Buck Barry; James Beaird; Robert Beard; Ole Beck; Mrs Anna Glenn Beckham; Grip Beckham; Johans Bedford; Susan Elizabeth; W. A. Bedo; John Behan; Col J. L. Bennett; Thomas Benton; Bates Berry; D. Rufus; Joe Rufus; Capt Jesse Billingsly; Miss Belle Bird; Lola Miss Bird; Jeff Bond; Sion R. Bostick; James Bowie; Chief Bowles; Col John H. Brandt; Bill Brazelton; Dr Brenham; Soloman Brill; Dick Broadwell; John Brown; Miss Mollie Brown; Robert T. Judge; William Jennings Bryan; John Buchanan; Mrs Lizzie Glenn Buchanan; (William Cody) Buffalo Bill; Ned Buntline; Col Burleson; Gen Ed Burleson; Gen Caldwell; Matthew Caldwell; Austin Callan; Jim Hon Callan; Pete Callan; ; Ewing Cameron; Capt Ewing Cameron; C. D. Carlisle; Dr W. F. Carver; Will Carver; Lt Casey; L. L. Cash; Cassidy; "; Juan Chepeta"Castro; Bill Chadwell; Mike Chevalier; Charles Chibbell; Dr P. H. Chilton; Jesse Chisholm; Clark Chisholm; James Chisholm; Richard W. Chisholm; Will Chisholm; Jim Clements; Joe Clements; W. T. (Slick) Clements; Doug Coalson; J. D. Cocke; William F. Cody; John Coffey; Col John Coffey; John W. Coffey; Rich Coffey; T. T. Cook; Thalis Cook; Thalis T. Cook; Fenimore Cooper; Gen Cooper; Gen Cordova; David Crockett; Gen Crook; Miss Ann Crosby; A. F. Crowley; H. E. Crowley; Cunningham; John Custer; Dalrymple; Bob Dalton; Grat Dalton; Clay Davis; Joe Davis; Nathan Davis; Tom Davis; Capt Nicholas Dawson; Alford Day; Milford Day; (Richard W. Clark) Deadwood Dick; Miles Dikes; Tom Dixon; Ben C. Dragoo; Bob Drennan; Howard R. Driggs; Coon Dunman; Jerry Corp Dunn; Robert Durham; Sod Durst; Boney Earnest; Wyatt Earp; William N. Eastland; Jesus Maria Elias; John Elkins; Kin Elkins; Maj Joel H. Elliott; J. W. (Bud) Ellison; Jesse W. (Bud) Ellison; Pete Ernest; Edward Este; Chris (alias Bill Powers) Evans; Tom Evans; Mrs Melissa G. Everett; John Ferguson; Mrs C. C. Ferrell; Capt Fisher; William S. Fisher; Chief Flying Hawk; S. Fogle; Bob Ford; Charlie Ford; Capt Fosbush; Dr Foster; Sim Francis; Tom Galbreath; Pat Garrett; Lt Gault; Ben Gholson; Sam Gholson; Arch Gibson; A. M. Gildea; Ad Gillespie; Capt Gillespie; Jim Gillet; Capt Jim Gillet; Maj Jim Gillet; Fine Gilliland; Walter Judge Gillis; Anna Glenn; Lizzie Glenn; Margaret Glenn; Samuel Glenn; Gen E. S. Godfrey; J. M. Goff; Jim Goff; Chief Frank Goodlance; Jim Gorman; Charley Govan; Miss Hybernia Grace; L. D. Graves; Maj Green; Thomas J. Green; ; John G. Gregg; Robert Hall; Nip Hammond; George Hand; Capt Hanen; Cov Hardin; Gen Harney; Robert Harris; Capt Harrison; Capt Thomas Harrison; Ralph William Haynes; Texas Bob Heckle; John Heith; Lee Herrill; Ben Highsmith; Sam (see F. M. Kane) Hill; J. W. Hitson; Phil Hodge; Cal Holcomb; C. P. Holden; Mrs Lavine P. Smith Holden; Pete Holden; Babe Honey; Henry C. Hooker; Capt John R. Hughes; Samuel Hughes; Burk Humphreys; John Dunn; John R. Hutte; Maj Henry Inman; Chief Iron Crow; J. D. Jackson; Joe Jackson; Frank James; Dud Brit Johnson; Jesse Johnson; John B. Jones; Kiowa Jones; Mrs Louis Jones; Mart V. Jones; Nat B. (Kiowa) Jones; S. L. Jones; W. G. W. Jowers; John Jungman; Peter Jungman; R. C. Kaiser; F. M. Kane; Black Jack Ketchum; Frank Killem; Jim Killem; Kilpatrick; Henry King; John King; Miss Mollie King; William King; Bill Kingston; Mary Smith Kirk; Pete Kitchen; Nellie Knight; John Lackey; Martin Lacy; Pres Lamar; John Lane; Lily Langtry; W. J. Layland; Robert N. Leatherwood; Hermann Lehmann; Lapoleon Lemmons; Bill Lewis; Maj Gordon W. Lillie; Lincoln; Chief Logan; Harry Longbaugh; Longley; Beasly Louis; "Legs" Louis; Sam Luckey; Dr Lyons; Charley Lytle; Sam Lytle; Patrick Mahan; Chief Mangus; Clay Mann; Capt R. B. Marcy; T. J. ("Uncle Tom") Martin; Lt Maus; Capt May; Col Mayfield; Frank McClaren; Judge McComas; Louis McCombs; Sam McCombs; Wesley McCombs; Green McCoy; Gen H. E. McCulloch; Lt H. E. McCulloch; Gen Henry E. McCulloch; Beau McCutcheon; Alwilda McDonald; Gov McDowell; Clay McGonigal; Gen McIntosh; Joe T. McKinney; Bill McLane; J. Meyer; Col Ben R. Milam; Clel Miller; Jeff D. Milton; Henry Mims; Bill Moore; Bob Moore; Jeff Moore; Lon Moore; William Morehead; William Mullins; Andy Murchison; Hood Murchison; Murphy; Miss Winnie Murray; Hyde Nails; George Neill; James Nichols; John Nichols; Victor Leaton Ochoa; Bill Odin; James Ogden; Jack Omehundra; W. S. Oury; Maj Page; ; George A. Parker; Chief Quanah Parker; White L. Parker; Bob Paul; Col W. B. Pearson; A. Peck; Rufus Perry; Walter Perry; Montgomery Wright (Gum) Phillips; Sam Phillips; Frank Pierce; Jack Pierce; Ben Pittman; Charley Pitts; H. H. Poe; Mrs H. H. Poe; Lake Porter; Bill (see Chris Evans) Powers; Capt Sterling Price; John Putnam; Wilson Randle; Cov Reagan; Chief Red Cloud; Ed Reed; R. N. Richardson; C. C. Rister; Mrs Alice S. Smith Robbins; Willie Robbins; Charles Roberts; ; ; Emmett Roberts; R. C. Roberts; Dick Robertson; Andrez Rodriguez; Marjorie Rogers; Frank Rose; William Rowan; Dick Russel; R. R. (Dick) Russell; Henry Sackett; Gov A. T. K. Safford; Chief Satank; Jim Satterwhite; John Scharbauer; Miss Constance Schmidt; Mary Miss Schmidt; Al Seiber; Ed Seiker; Col Shannon; John A. Shannon; Jim Shaw; John Shelton; J. L. Shepard; Gen Sheridan; R. E. Sherrill; E. A. Sieker; Col L. P. Sieker; William Simms; John Sinclair; Dr Sinnickson; Chief Sitting Bull; W. B. Slaughter; Alice S. Smith; Capt Bob Smith; Clinton L. Smith; Ezekiel Smith; French Smith; George Smith; George W. Smith; Green River Smith; Hank Smith; Mrs Hank Smith; Capt J. M. Smith; Jefferson D. Smith; Lavine P. Smith; Lelia Smith; Lovina Smith; Martha Anne Smith; Mary E. Smith; Robert Burns Smith; Rube Smith; Ruben Smith; Ruben C. Smith; Tul Smith; W. D. (Seco) Smith; William Butler Smith; Gen Alexander Somervell; Gen Somervell; John Sontag; Frank Sorrells; Andrew Sowell; William Timberline Sparks; John A. Spring; R. C. Stanford; Henry Starr; John L. Steele; Susan Elizabeth Steele; Mrs Susan Elizabeth Steele; Lt Dave Sublet; John S. Swan; Mrs Mary E. Smith Swan; Capt Tackett; Dr Richard Tanner; Thomas Tatum; Capt Creed Taylor; James W. Taylor; Josiah Taylor; Mrs Lula Taylor; Pipkin Taylor; Rufus Taylor; Sam Taylor; J. M. N. Thompson; J. W. Throckmorton; W. J. Tomerlin; James N. Torry; Rev C. A. Tower; James Turnbull; Calvin Turner; Hardin Turner; William Turner; Chief Two Lance; Judge H. H. Van Sickle; Judge Sickle; lt; George G. VanPeJr; lt George VanPeSr; Mrs Lovina Smith VanPelt; Mrs Martha Anne Smith VanPelt; Acado Vasquez; Ab Vest; Queen Victoria; Pancho Villa; A. G. Vogel; Lyman Wakefield; Sam Walker; Samuel H.; Phebe K. Warner; George Warren; Maj B. C. Waters; Monroe Watkins; Roe Watkins; Zed Watkins; Wes Watson; Jeff Webb; Edwin Dixon Westfall; Henry Whaling; Lelia Smith Wheeler; Jim Whitington; James C. Wilson; James C. Judge; Vernon Coke; William F. Coke; M. C. Wing; W. C. Wing; Mrs R. A. Winn; Sam Woody; Manuel Wydick; W. H. Young; Bob Younger; Cole Younger; Jim Younger; Frank Zinn; Walter Zinn.

Frontier Times Magazine, November, 1927

The Scalping Of Matilda Friend
By George Reeves
JUST AFTER THE CLOSE of the Civil War the Counties of Mason and Llano in the State of Texas, were the scenes of some of the most atrocious horrors in the history of the frontier. And the greater part of these horrible tragedies were committed by the marauding Nomads of the plains-the Apaches and their like-spirited neighbors: the Comanche Indians.
In this account, Comanches murder, torture, mutilate, and scalp many pioneers; this is the story of those pioneers and especially of one brave woman.
"…the thought came to her to act as if she were dead. She managed to fall on the bed and as she felt another arrow pierce her arm. Then the savage grabbed his scalping knife and proceeded to scalp her. He skinned her head on each side, but left some hair on the top of her head and at the back. The pain was so excruciating that she lifted her arm three times. Each time the Indian hacked at her arm but hit the side rail of the old wooden bedstead each time. That old bedstead, with the three hacks, is today a valued souvenir in the home of Boy Johnson's family of Sweetwater, Texas.
Characters: Frank Johnson, Betsy Johnson, John Friend, Jack Bradford, Rile Walker, Dan Moore, Spence Townsend, Bill Johnson, Boy Johnson, Jim Buck Waldrope, Becky Johnson, Samantha Johnson, Mandy Townsend, Matilda Friend, Temple Friend, Mary Jane Moore, Melinda Cordell, W. F. Reeves,
Locations: Mason County, Llano County, Saline River, Legion Valley, Cedar Mountain, Gonzales County, Colorado County, Hays County, Bandera County,

The Bowie Mine Found Again
By Mrs. Edgar T. Neal
HAS THE "Bowie mine," a silver lode, been rediscovered? A sixth sense tells George I. Watkins of San Saba that it has.
History and legend broadly hint that it was more than a desire for personal profit than conscientious zeal for conversion of the Comanches that induced Don Pedro Romero de Terros to finance an expedition to the San Saba valley about the middle of the eighteenth century.
This expedition resulted in the removal in 1756 of the Spanish missionaries from the San Gabriel to the San Saba valley, near where the town of Menard now is. Father de Terros, a cousin of Don Pedro, was in charge of the mission. It followed that a fort was located on one bank of the San Saba river. In its vicinity, so history and tradition assert, there exist mines rich in silver ore and other precious metals. This is the story.
Characters: George I. Watkins, Don Pedro Romero De Terros, Dr. Ferdinand Roemer.
Locations: San Saba, San Gabriel, Menard, Pachuca, Real Del Monte, Llano River.

Seventy-One Years in Texas
Account of pioneer settler and 71 year resident of Texas, T. M. Knatcher who was born in Karnes county, Texas, seven miles below Helena, on the San Antonio river, October 2, 1856. His father, Jim Knatcher, was a blacksmith and wheelwright, and moved from Karnes county to Gonzales county in 1857, locating at Big Hill post office. Here they lived until after the Civil War, then moved to Hope, Lavaca county, and from there to Morales, in Jackson county. This is the story of his adventurous and colorful life on the frontier.
Characters: Jim Knatcher, T. M. Knatcher, Dowin Ward, Bill Terrell, Frank Millby, Finis Bates, Bailus Bates, Lum Akers, Riley Gordon, Ben Hardin, Ben Weed, Tursa Leach, George Riley, Lizzie Keese, S. A. Keese, Hattie Humphreys, T. B. Knatcher, Oleva Holt, W. H. Knatcher, Ab Blocker, Jim Jennings, Mike Jennings, Hester Sinks, White & Adkinson , the Trailer Brothers , Dowin Ward , Josey & Styne , Wimberley brothers ,
Locations: Karnes County, Helena, San Antonio River, Gonzales County, Big Hill, Hope, Lavaca County, Morales, Jackson County, Halletsville, Fort Worth, Red River, San Patricio County, Nueces County, Austin, Luling, Waelder, Uvalde County, Wimberly, Hays County, Blanco County, Rio Grande, Fort Mckavett, Brady, Gillespie County, Willow City, Pontotoc, Medina, Mason, Houston, San Angelo, Fredonio, Frio County, Pearsall, Somerset, Hunter, Atascosa County, Bexar County, Lytle, Miguel,

Colonel Lamartine P. Sieker, Texas Ranger
Account of the life of Colonel Lamartine P. Sieker, who was born in Baltimore, Maryland April 8th, 1848, and when but fifteen years of age joined Parker's Battery, Longstreet's Corps and served with distinction and bravery, even though a youth. Following the war, he settled in Texas and again served with honor and bravery as a Ranger for many years. This is his story. Photo included in this story
Characters: Lamartine P. Sieker, Col. S. D. Lee, John B. Hood,
Locations: Austin, Rio Grande, Red River, Fort Worth,

Early Settlement Of Northeast Texas
The early settlers of this region came very largely from the older Southern states to the east, principally from Tennessee, Kentucky, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Virginia, and the Carolinas. They were mainly of Scotch, Irish, and English descent, and undoubtedly were very similar in type and character to their ancestors who had crossed the Alleghenies a century before with the hope of bettering their conditions on this side of the barrier.
Judge E. C. Heath, who was born near Rockwall, 1850, and 'being well qualified to speak of the early days in this part of the state, tells of his father's first trip to Texas. "My father, J. O. Heath, came to Texas from Kentucky in 1846," said Judge Heath. "His first stop in the state was for a short time with relatives at Bonham. In search of a location, he journeyed south from Bonham on horseback. He told me that he did not see a single house between Bonhamn and the Trinity River, and the only human being that animated that vast expanse of country was a young bachelor who kept the ferry at Barnes' Bridge over East Fork..."
"...several families settled around him, among the heads of which were Cary Cobb, Isham Chisum, James Keyser, S. R. Barnes, and somewhat later Ephriham Goss and J. L. M. Baker." Numerous incidents of this nature might be related, but these few snapshots are sufficient to indicate the character of the people and the nature of their quest. No less than a brave, self-reliant, energetic, and resourceful people could have met and conquered the hazards and hardships which confronted them on the frontier."
Characters: W. F. Dougherty, E. C. Heath, J. O. Heath, Cary Cobb, Isham Chisum, James Keyser, S. R. Barnes, Ephriham Goss, J. L. M. Baker, W. S. Peters, David S. Carroll, Charles Fenton Mercer,
Locations: Clarksville, Red River, Lamar, Village Creek, Fort Worth, Arlington, Trinity River, Collin County, Denton County, Cooke County, Tarrant County, Bonham, Dallas, Rockwall County, Navarro County,

Tells of the Dove Creek Battle
John C. Cureton, uncle of Chief Justice C. M. Cureton of the Supreme Court, and H. J. Cureton, of Meridian, is one of the two surviving persons who were in the Dove Creek Indian Fight. Mr. Cureton had been invited to attend the Bosque County Old Settlers Reunion, August 26th, 1927 and deliver an address, but being unable to attend, the following article, written on the 60th anniversary of the Dove Creek Indian Fight, was sent in lieu of his address.
Characters: John C. Cureton, C. M. Cureton, H. J. Cureton, Jack Cureton, Joe Curtis, Henry Dillahunty, Wash Delong, Joe Byers, George Savage, Jacob Dyer, Charles Goodnight, George Hazelwood, Phillip Runnels, William Pearce, Dave Cunningham, Dick Cunningham, Jack Wright,
Locations: Meridian, Dove Creek, Palo Pinto County, Fort Phantom Hill, San Angelo, Cleburne, Comanche,

The First Fence Cutting Case at Menard
By John Warren Hunter
The first case of wire-fence cutting that occurred in Menard county resulted in the greatest trial ever known in that section up to that date and at the time, created intense interest and considerable excitement throughout the country. Although fence-cutters had been active in other counties and the local state constabulary had been quite busy in the effort to suppress this species of vandalism, the spirit of outlawry had not reached Menard; the people were law-abiding, they had respect for the property rights of their fellow citizens, and the pasture fences in all that region were regarded as being as safe as the yard fence of the poorest dweller in town. And this case of fence cutting was different from those of other counties...
Characters: Dr. Dorr, Judge Moursund
Locations: Menard County, Fredericksburg, Menardville, Devil’s River.

The Life of Bigfoot Wallace
A Pamphlet Written by A. J. Sowell in 1899, and Its Publication Authorized by William A. A. Wallace, the Noted Frontier Character.
WILLIAM ALEXANDER ANDERSON WALLACE, better known as "Bigfoot," was born in Lexington, Rockbridge County, Virginia, on the 3rd day of April, at 5 o'clock in the morning in the year 1817. He weighed 13 lbs, and his nurse said he could kick harder and yell louder than any youngster she ever saw. Big Foot Wallace is of Celtic origin. His ancestors back to a very remote period living in the Highlands of Scotland and his great-grandfather, Samuel Wallace, died there. They can trace themselves back to a near kinship to the famous Sir William Wallace, regent of Scotland and leader of the Scottish army in the war against King Edward of England. Also to Robert Bruce, through his grand mother Elizabeth Bruce. The Wallaces were all powerful men physically. The subject of this sketch in his prime was six feet two inches in his moccasins and weighed 240 pounds. He has long arms and large hands, and his hair, before it turned grey, was black and very thick and inclined to curl. He had one uncle who was seven feet in height, and one brother who was six feet and five inches. History states that Sir William Wallace was almost a giant in strength and none could stand before him in battle. The sword which he used in the war with Edward is preserved at Edinburg and is a wonder to all that behold it on account of its size. It is also related that on one occasion, as a historian was traveling in the Scottish Highlands gathering data, he learned that a very aged lady lived near by who had seen Sir William Wallace when she was a very small girl, but had a great memory and could tell many interesting incidents connected with the days of Bruce and Wallace.
Such was the heritage of the great Texas frontiersman, soldier, Mier captive and notorious Indian fighter. This is the first part of a very excellent account of a very excellent man indeed.
Characters: William Alexander Anderson Wallace, Sir William Wallace, Samuel Wallace, Robert Bruce, Elizabeth Bruce, Andrew Wallace, Jane Ann Blair, Joseph Blair, Rebecca Jane Wallace, Elizabeth Wallace, Martha Wallace, General Cos, Stephen Austin, Col. James Bowie, Col. Fannin, Col. Ben Milam, W. B. Travis, Sam Houston, Santa Anna, Joseph Blair, James Paxton, Samuel Ruff, John H. Moore, Ed Manton, R. M. Williamson, William Leggett, William Fox, Tom Green, Jack Angel, Edward Burleson, Josiah Wilbarger, Jack Hays, Joe Tivy, Mark Rapier, Kit Ackland, Jim Galbreath, Tom Buchanan, Coho Jones, Peter Poe, Mike Chevalier, Ad Gillespie, Sam Walker, Sam Luckey, George Neill, James Dunn, Ben McCulloch, Henry McCulloch, Ben Highsmith, Tom Galbreath, Andrew Sowell, John Sowell, P. H. Bell, Creed Taylor, Sam Cherry, Noah Cherry, John Carlin, Rufus Perry, Joe Davis, Pipkin Taylor, Josiah Taylor, Rufus Taylor, James Nichols, Calvin Turner, Lee Jackson, Nathaniel Mallon, William Pyron,
Locations: San Antonio, Gonzales, Goliad, Alamo, San Jacinto, Galveston, Bastrop, Austin, San Gabriel, Bexar County, Seguin, Caldwell County, San Saba, Guadalupe, To Be Continued…

The Truth about the Hickok-McCanles Affair
This account depicts the true story of the Rock Creek, Nebraska Territory Tragedy. The killing of D. C. McCandles James Woods and James Gordon, July 12th, 1861. This story is by William Monroe McCandles, an eye witness who was standing by.
Characters: Wild Bill Hickok, D. C. McCanles, James Woods, James Gordon, Monroe McCanles, Julian Clingman, John Hughes, Janie Hughes, Mrs. William Compton, Joe McCanles, Guy McCanles, Wendell McCanles, John McCanles, Newton Glenn, Billie Hughes,
Locations: Rock Creek, Little Blue, Beatrice, Endicott, Pike’s Peak, Nebraska Territory,

Jefferson Davis’ Ships of the Desert
"Camp Verde, the old camel post, is located twelve miles north of Bandera, Texas. Nothing remains of the old post except one of the old barracks buildings, which was used as officers' quarters, and is now occupied as a dwelling by Col. W. H. Bonnell, who owns the property. Living in Bandera county are many old people who remember seeing these camels on the range and being driven through the country. Mr. J. W. Walker, of this county, was a care-taker at Camp Verde, during the Civil War period, and has in his possession a bell worn by the leader of the herd…"
Characters: W. H. Bonnell, J. W. Walker, Jefferson Davis, George Hampton Crossman, Henry Wayne, John Russell Bartlett, George Robbins Gliddon, George Perkins Ward, G. H. Heap, John B. Boyd, Edward F. Beale, D. H. Vinton, Edward L. Hartz, Bethel Coopwood.
Locations: Bandera County, Camp Verde, El Paso, Bowie, Houston, San Antonio, Brownsville.

Preston Rose died on the eve of the Civil War and his plantation was wrecked, the plank fences torn down and used to build shelters for Federal troops, the fine Durham cattle he raised were used to provision the soldiers and all that was left was Buena Vista, the plantation homestead. The old house and Preston Rose's grave are all that remain of the once flourishing plantation. This is the story.
Further Mentions: Mr. Rose's Victoria County plantation , Mrs. Elizabeth Rose Austin and Mrs. Dorothy Austin Watts , Mrs. Margaret Austin Redfield of Dallas , Miss Fannie Ratchford of Austin , Included in his holdings was what is known as the John Linn tract , the Empresario de Leon , the Victcria-Indianola Road , The plantation was located south of Victoria , Powder Horn. , Rose's brand, the "Seven A" was known throughout his section of the state , John Washington Rose , the Mission Valley , Mrs. John Warburton and Mrs. Thomas O'Connor ,

Was A Texas Ranger Fifty Years Ago
Mr Wm. P Hughes, writes of his early days in Texas as a private in Lieut. Reynolds' Co. E, in Austin September 1, 1877. He was one of the Rangers who was on guard in delivering the famous desperado, John Wesley Hardin, from Austin to Comanche Springs.
Characters: Wm. P. Hughes, John R. Hughes, John Wesley Hardin, Bill Mcdonald, John B. Jones.
Locations: El Paso, Austin, Comanche Springs, Lampasas Springs.

John Joyce Was A Pioneer
ONE OF THE most noteworthy pioneers of West Texas is John D. Joyce of Clyde. He was one of the eight children born to Henry Joyce of Georgia, who married Sarah Posey of South Carolina. John D. was born July 12, 1844, and moved, with his parents to McKinney, Collin County, Texas, in 1849, joining the Confederate army in 1862. He went through the war and moved to Parker County in 1870, where he married Sarah Abigail Strain in November, 1867. They had nine children: James Henry Joyce and J. Worth Joyce of Clyde; Mrs. Inez Lilly, Amarillo; Mrs. Annie Smotherman, Houston; Mrs. Alto Dunigan, Grimes, Okla., Mrs. Alva May Holland, Clyde, and Mrs. Mary Porch, Delhi, Oklahoma.When he returned from the war after three years' service, Joyce found his home had been devastated and moved to Parker County, 12 miles southwest of Weatherford, in 1867, where Indians were plentiful and who made raids nearly every "light moon," stealing horses and proving a menace to white settlers. This account goes on to relate many of his notable experiences on the frontier.
Characters: John D. Joyce, Henry Joyce, Sarah Posey, Sarah Abigail Strain, J. Worth Joyce, Mrs. Inez Lilly, Annie Smotherman, Mrs. Alto Dunigan, Mrs. Alva May Holland, Mrs. Mary Porch, Henry Maxwell, D. M. Stuart, Wiley Johnson, Nathan Blackwell, John Henderson, Charley Goodnight...
Locations: McKinney, Collin County, Parker County, Clyde, Amarillo, Houston, Weatherford, Brazos River, Strawn, Palo Pinto County, Fort Chadbourne, Sweetwater, Fort Concho, San Angelo, Fort Colorado, Fort Griffin, Fort Belknap, Comanche County, Brown County, Tom Green County.

An Indian Route across the South Plains
Since white men first traveled across the Staked Plains and encountered such great hardship, it has been somewhat of a puzzle as to just how the Plains Indians succeeded in making their homes on this dry rolling plateau, and completing long journeys across it with comparative ease. It was impossible for the savage to carry a large water supply on his hurried trips, yet he was not a victim of the mirages that created false hope in the minds of the thirst stricken white wanderer. This account details the successful trail that enabled travelers to cross the barren plains venturing from waterhole to waterhole.
Characters: R. W. Pittman, Quanah Parker, Cynthia Ann Parker, J. Walter Fewkes, Geronimo, Seminole Indians,
Locations: Staked Plains, San Saba Mission, Austin, Seminole Well, Gaines County, Snyder, Cedar Lake, Pecos River, Tobacco Creek, Dawson County,

Captain Charles Schreiner, Pioneer
Captain Charles Schreiner, was one of the outstanding frontier characters of the Southwest, and contributed more than any one man to the development of the region in which he lived for so many years. Captain Schreiner was born in Alsace Lorraine, France, February 22, 1833, and came to the San Antonio region in 1852. At that time San Antonio was little more than a village, and the surrounding country a wilderness. infested with wild beasts and wild men. Captain Schreiner, with keen vision, foresaw wonderful opportunities for the man with grit and determination, and although he was then but a lad in his teens he started out with the determination to carve out a legacy for himself that would place him in the ranks of the prominent financiers and business men of the state. In 1859 he entered the stock business on Turtle Creek, Kerr county, in a small way, gradually building his herds, acquiring land holdings, and thus expanding his interests as the years passed by. Ten years later, in 1869, he engaged in the banking and general mercantile business at Kerrville. This account details the rest of the story of this notable man’s colorful life.
Characters: Charles Schreiner, Captain Henry's, Captain Sansom's and Captain McFadden's companies , John T. Lytle , Dr. C. C. Rister , ,. Dr. Rupert N. Richardson. of Abilene, and Judge R. C. Crane of Sweetwater , Baldwin P. Lee , Mrs. Emma L. Lee
Locations: Kerrville, San Antonio, Turtle Creek, Kerr County.

Boys Fight Indians in Llano County
Mary Malisa Haynes who lived on Pecan Creek, Llano County, Texas tells of situation in 1866 when her brother, Montgornery Wright (Gum) Phillips, along with John and Sanford (Sant) Backeus, Ralph Haynes, John and Sam Reams, Ben Gibson, Deve Harrington and Ezra Phelin, all young boys in their teens started out as Indian scouts looking for "Heep Big Indians." All stopped at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Richards for dinner, and while there they told their host and hostess what they had started out to do. Mrs. Richards teased them and told them that she imagined they would all
run if they saw an Indian; however before they left she promised them if any one of them killed an Indian or got in a fight with any to come back and she would give the whole company of them the finest dinner that could possibly be gotten up with an all night dance to follow. They accepted her promise and with that they started out with renewed confidence…
Characters: Montgomery Wright (Gum) Phillips (photo included in story), John Backeus, Sanford (Sant) Backeus, Ralph Haynes, John Reams, Sam Reams, Ben Gibson, Deve Harrington, Ezra Phelin, Mr. And Mrs. Sam Richards, Bill Wooten.
Locations: Pecan Creek, Llano County, Lairmore Springs, Round Mountain, Backbone Valley, Burnet County, Marble Falls, Austin,
Mother Mears of Menard
Mrs. J. W. Mears, of Menard was a sister to the Sieker brothers, Colonel Lamartine P. Sieker, and Captain Ed A. Sieker, noted Texas Rangers. Mrs. Mears went to Menard in 1876 from Virginia, to join her brothers who were already established there, having drifted to Texas after the Civil War. Being of a literary turn of mind she accepted a position as principal of the public school in Menard, which she taught for some time. She brought the first piano to Menard county, and taught music for some thirty years. During the time her husband, J. W. Mears was sheriff and tax collector of Menard county. This is her story.
Characters: Mrs. J. W. Mears, Lamartine P. Sieker, Ed A. Sieker, J. W. Hunter, Emma Sieker, Herbert H. Mears, Annie Lou Mears, Wellington Weck Mears, Thomas Sieker, Frank Sieker, Mrs. F. B. West,
Locations: Menard, Austin, Rio Grande

R. L. SENDERLING, - an old cow-puncher used to know every outfit of any size in Texas. He punched cows from Texas to Montana, handled cattle for: JA, CP, KC, XIT, LS, Bar X, 8-8, Heart, and...
Further Mentions: Uncle Henry Stephens on the Platte river , the Phillip Land & Cattle -Co , the Big Duge river , Major Mayberry , the Heart outfit on Snake Creek in Nebraska , Billy Bell, Clate Crew, Clift Crew, Rube Branch , J. D. Jackson of Alpine. Ike T. Pryor of San Antonio, Mrs. Amanda Burk of Cotuila. William Atkinson of Gonzales, Mark Withers of Lockhart, and W. B. Slaughter , R. F. Jennings of Laredo , J. A. Miller of Bandera , Chaplain J. Stuart Pearce , William B. Krempkau , Senator Julius Real , P. L. Anderson , Judge Geo. W. Tyler , Tyler & Hubbard of Belton , Jones, Gill & Tyler of Houston , Mrs. J. B. Hubbard of Belton.

Some names mentioned in this volume:

Kit Ackland; Capt Adams; Lum Akers; P. L. Anderson; Jack Angel; William Atkinson; Elizabeth Rose Austin; Gen Stephen F. Austin; John Backeus; Sanford (Sant) Backeus; J. L. M. Baker; Capt Barnes; S. R. Barnes; John Russell Bartlett; Bailus Bates; Lt Edward F. Beale; Bean; Julia Beazley; Billy Bell; P. H. Bell; Lt Belle; Mohammed Bey; Mrs George Black; Nathan Blackwell; Jane Ann Blair; Joseph Blair; Lemuel Blakey; Ab Blocker; Mody C. Boatright; Col W. H. Bonnell; William Bonnell; Daniel Boone; Col James Bowie; John B. Boyd; Jack Bradford; Rube Branch; Annie Breen; Asa Brigham; Dock Brink; Elizabeth Bruce; Robert Bruce; Tom Buchanan; Amanda Burk; Edward Burleson; Gen Edward Burleson; Jacob Burleson; Joe Byers; Gen Matthew Caldwell; Maj Calvert; John Carlin; David S. Carroll; Noah Cherry; Sam Cherry; Mike Chevalier; Isham Chisum; Capt Church; Clark; Cary Cobb; W. W. Collier; Col F. Columbia; Mrs Wm Compton; Bethel Col Coopwood; Antonio Corao; Melinda Cordell; Cordell; Cos; John R. Craddock; Judge R. C. Crane; Clate Crew; Clift Crew; Davy Crockett; Maj George Hampton Crossman; Capt Culver; Dave Cunningham; Dick Cunningham; C. M. Chief Justice Cureton; H. J. Cureton; Capt J. J. Cureton; Capt Jack (see J. J. ) Cureton; John C. Cureton; Wm E. Cureton; Capt Joe Curtis; ; Joe Davis; Phil Dawson; Wash Delong; Hartman Dignowity; Capt Henry Dillahunty; Bertha McKee Dobie; Dr Dorr; W. F. Dougherty; Mrs Alto Dunigan; James Dunn; Jim Dunn; Jacob Dyer; J. Walter Fewkes; Capt Henry Fossett; William Fox; Katherine Frederickson; John Friend; Matilda Friend; Temple Friend; Jim Galbreath; Tom Galbreath; Galbreath; Ben Gibson; Mrs Ben Gibson; James Gilleland; Capt Gillentine; Ad Gillespie; Capt James B. Gillett; Newton Glenn; George Robbins Gliddon; Jovita Gonzales; Charley Goodnight; James Gordon; Riley Gordon; Ephriham Goss; W. G. Grady; Geo W. Gray; Horace Greeley; J. Evetts Haley; Amos (Ame) Hardin; Ben Hardin; Liman Hardin; Lee Harlan; Deve Harrington; Lt Edward L. Hartz; George E. Hastings; Mattie Austin Hatcher; Mrs Charles Haynes; John James Haynes; Mary Malisa Haynes; Ralph Haynes; Ralph Jr Haynes; George Hazelwood; G. H. Heap; Judge E. C. Heath; J. O. Heath; John Henderson; Capt Henry; Jim Hickock; Jim (See Bill) Hickok; Wild Bill Hicock; Ben Highsmith; Alva May Holland; Mrs Oleva Ho; John B. Hood; Joe Hornsby; Mrs J. B. Hubbard; Billie Hughes; Janie Hughes; John Hughes; Wm P. Hughes; Hattie Humphreys; Andrew Jackson; J. D. Jackson; Lee Jackson; Jim Jennings; Mike Jennings; R. F. Jennings; Boy Johnsin; Babe Johnson; Becky Johnson; Betsy Johnson; ; Bill Johnson; Boy Johnson; Frank Johnson; John Johnson; Samantha Johnson; Col Thomas Johnson; Wiley Johnson; Coho Jones; Frank Jones; Henry Joyce; J. Worth Joyce; James Henry Joyce; John Joyce; John D. Joyce; Jas Julian; Lizzie Keese; Mrs S. A. Keese; Vivian Keese; Simon Kenton; V. O. Jr Key; James Keyser; R. G. Kimbell; Gen Adj King; Mrs W. L. Kingston; Annie Knatcher; Hester Knatcher; Jane Knatcher; Jim Knatcher; Louisa Knatcher; Mat Knatcher; Morgan Knatcher; T. B. Knatcher; T. M. Knatcher; Tom Knatcher; W. H. Knatcher; William B. Krempkau; James V. Latham; Robert Adger Law; Capt Lawrence; Tursa Leach; Capt Ledbetter; Baldwin P. Lee; Bridget Lee; Mrs Emma L. Lee; Col S. D. Lee; William Leggett; A. G. Leonard; Mrs Inez Lilly; Lincoln; B. D. Lindsey; John Linn; Benjamin Logan; F. R. Lubbock; Sam Luckey; John T. Lytle; Nathaniel Mallon; Tom Malone; Ed Manton; G. P. Marsh; William Mason; Henry Maxwell; Maj Mayberry; D. C. McCandles; David C. McCandles; Guy McCandles; J. L. McCandles; William M. McCandles; William Monroe; Byron McCanles; Charles McCanles; D. C. McCanles; Grover McCanles; Guy McCanles; J. L. McCanles; John McCanles; Julian Clingman McCanles; Lizzie McCanles; Monroe McCanles; Wendell McCanles; H. E. McCulloch; Henry McCulloch; Lt McCulloch; McDonald; Capt McFadden; Dr McGarity; Sgt; McGee; Annie Lou Mears; Ed L. Mears; Herbert H. Mears; J. W. Mears; Mrs J. W. Mears; "Weck" (See Wellington) Mears; Wellington Mears; Charles Fenton Mercer; Col Ben Milam; Frank Millby; J. A. Miller; Arbie Moore; Dan Moore; Col John H. Moore; Mary Jane Moore; Bill Moss; Judge Moursund; Moursund; Antonio Navarro; Mrs Edgar T. Neal; George Neill; Jack Ney; James Nichols; Mrs Thomas O'Connor; Capt J. N. Palmer; James Paxton; L. W. Jr Payne; Chaplain J. Stewart Pearce; William Pearce; Rufus Perry; W. S. Peters; Ezra Phelin; Ben Phillips; Gum Phillips; J. M. Phillips; Montgomery Wright Phillips; Montgomery Wright (Gum) Phillips; Pres Pierce; R. W. Pittman; Peter Poe; Mary Porch; David D. Porter; Lt Porter; Wayne Porter; Sarah Posey; William Powell; Ike T. Pryor; Capt William Pyron; Mark Rapier; Fannie Ratchford; Julius Real; John Reams; Sam Reams; Margaret Austin Redfield; G. G. Reeves; George Reeves; W. F. Reeves; David Report; Floyd Report; Reynolds; Sam Richards; Mrs Sam; Dr Rupert N. Richardson; George Riley; Dr C. C. Rister; Dr Robinson; Dr Roemer; Dr Ferdinand; Don Pedro Romero; John Rose; Judge John Washington Rose; Preston R. Rose; Victor M. Rose; Gov L. S. Ross; Samuel Ruff; Phillip Runnels; Rusk; Mrs R. R. Russell; Capt Sansom; Col George W. Saunders; George Savage; H. I. Savoy; Gen Schott; Capt Charles Schreiner; Marion Seahorn; Capt L. P. Seiker; R. L. Senderling; Homer Shanks; Al Shelby; Mary A. Shirkey; Willie Haynes Shirley; Dr E. A. Sieker; Capt Ed A. Sieker; Edw A. Sieker; Emma Sieker; Frank Sieker; L. P. Sieker; Col Lamartine P. Sieker; Thomas Sieker; Chas Simmang; Mrs Hester Sinks; Ina Sires; W. B. Slaughter; Annie Smotherman; Andrew Sowell; John Sowell; Miles Standish; Henry Stephens; Overton Stoner; Sarah Abigail Strain; D. M. Stuart; Josiah Taylor; Pipkin Taylor; Rufus Taylor; Bill Terrell; Joe Tivy; Capt Totten; Judge Towle; Pap Towle; Mandy Townsend; Spence Townsend; W. B. Travis; Taylor Trotwood; Calvin Turner; John Twohig; Geo W. Tyler; Wallace Tyler; Charles Varner; Maj D. H. Vinton; Mrs Perry Wagnan; Jim Buck Waldrope; J. W. Walker; Rile Walker; Sam Walker; Adam Wallace; Alexander Anderson Wallace; Andrew Wallace; Benjamin Maj Wallace; Bigfoot Wallace; Elizabeth Wallace; James Wallace; Joseph Blair Wallace; Martha Wallace; Rebecca Jane Wallace; Sam Wallace; Samuel Wallace; Sarah Wallace; William Wallace; William A. A. Wallace; William Alexander Wallace; William Sir Wallace; Wm Alexander Anderson; Mrs John Warburton; Dowin Ward; George Perkins; Louise Perkins; George I. Watkins; Dorothy Austin Watts; Henry Maj Wayne; Maj Wayne; Ben Weed; H. Wellman; Mrs F. B. West; Henry Whaling; Frederick William IV; Louisa Williams; Judge R. M. Williamson; Mark Withers; Gorman Woods; James Woods; Chapman Woolfork; Bill Wooten; Jack Wright; Della I. Young.

Frontier Times Magazine, October, 1927

Big Tree’s Rage in Montague County
By W. A. Morris, Montague, Texas
Account of January 4, 1863, Indian chief Big Tree and his men ravage settlers’ homes and families.
Characters: Miss Rachel Dennis, Mrs. C. F. Dennis, Captain D. S. Hagler, A. H. Newberry, Henry Newberry, H. B. Newberry, W. D. Anderson, J. C. McGracken, George Masoner, G. W. Williams, Alfred Williams, Dave McGracken, Mr. Carlton, Austin Perryman, William Perryman, Sam Dennis, Nathan Long, Savil Wilson, Old Man Menasco, Mrs. Shegog, B. G. Parkhill, Arthur Parkhill, Thomas J. Fitzpatrick, Col. Leavenworth, Mrs. Thomas Hardy.
Locations: Montague, Willa Walla Valley, Forrestburg, Jim Ned Lookout Mountain, Clear Creek, Blocker Creek, Gainesville, Elm Creek

Captain Hughes, Of the Texas Rangers
Account of Captain John R. Hughes, of Ysleta, near El Paso, Texas. For twenty-eight years he chased outlaws of high and low degree in the wild region bordering on the Rio Grande. He knew every curve and bend of the international boundary stream from its mouth to El Paso, more than twelve hundred miles; he was familiar with the haunts in the innermost recesses of the hills and mountains, where hardpressed bandits were most likely to seek refuge; he could follow the dimmest trail through the thick-growing chaparral of South Texas, knowing just where it was going to lead; he knew the name and history of every criminal who infested the border territory duing the time he served as a Texas Ranger. This of itself was no small accomplishment, considering the fact that the list of outlaws numbered well up into the hundreds, and probably into the thousands. When Captain Hughes would begin chase, it was certain to have one of two endings: Either the fugitives were captured or they were killed. This is an excellent story of the great man. Also includes 2 group photos of Rangers.
Characters: Captain John R. Hughes, Sergeant Charles Fusselman, Captain Frank Jones, Charles F. Dodge, Catarina Garza, Victor Sebra, Waller T. Burns
Locations: Ysleta, El Paso, Rio Grande, Austin, Marfa, Big Bend Region, Colorado River, Franklin Mountains, Alice, Menard, Fort Worth, Travis County, Williamson County, Georgetown, Camp Wood, Nueces Canyon, Brownsville, Fort Hancock, Pirate Island.

The Trail Drivers Helped To Make Texas History
By Sam H. Stokes, Sonora, Texas
Mr. Stokes remembers the good ol’ days…Also includes a photo.
I was born November 15, 1860, in Madison county, Texas, and lived there until the break up of the Civil War. My father moved to Lavaca county, where he died in 1870, and his remains now rest in an unmarked grave at Hallettsville. My uncle, John M. Dawson, who, in after years, became prominent as a cattle baron, came down and moved us to Caldwell county, in 1872. We located on the head of Lytton Creek, on what was then called the McDonald Ranch. Lockhart was our trading point. That year I helped my uncle move two herds of cattle from near Columbus to Caldwell county. The following year, 1873, I helped him in getting together a herd of cattle to be driven to some point in Kansas. I helped to start the herd and went with him to the Colorado River. I then began working for Joe (Cedar Creek) Bunton, and worked with the Buntons for several years. I remember most of the old cattlemen, including the Buntons, the Blockers, Montgomerys, Ellisons, Withers, George Hill, Col. J. J. Myers, Old Man Ed Thompson, Oscar Thompson, W. B. (Bill) White, the Harris Brothers, Nat and Alvin Haynes, Arch Larimore, Berry Roebuck, the Murray Brothers...
Characters: George W. Saunders, John M. Dawson, Joe Bunton, Blockers, Montgomerys, Ellisons, Mark Withers, George Hill, Col. J. J. Myers, Ed Thompson, Oscar Thompson, W. B. White, Harris Brothers, Nat And Alvin Haynes, Arch Larimore, Berry Roebuck, Murray Brothers, John Murray, Zack Strucken, Captain Millett, Bill Wharton, Mack Stewart, Billie Henson, Susan B. Woodruff, Gamble Dawson, John M. Dawson, Ann Eliza Dawson, Josiah H. Stokes
Locations: San Antonio, Madison County, Lavaca County, Hallettsville, Caldwell County, Lytton Creek, McDonald Ranch, Lockhart, Columbus, Sonora, Bastrop County, Old Red Rock, Clear Fork Of The Brazos, Seymour, Red River, Old Doan’s Crossing, Fort Sill, Cimarron, Dodge City, Houston, Galveston

A Texas Boy’s First Experience on the Trail
By J. L. McCaleb, Carrizo Springs, Texas
J. L. McCaleb tells of his first trail drive as a boy. Includes a picture of Bill Longley, noted Texas desperado.
Characters: J. L. McCaleb, Farnsworth, Captain Fleming, Billy Lane
Locations: Hays County, Blanco, Lamar County, Austin, Georgetown, Waco, Dallas, Red River, Colbert’s Ferry, Paris

Some Panhandle History
Account of the life and experiences of "Uncle Johnnie", John J. Long who was born in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, November 7, 1851. He came to Texas in 1874 with the General Nelson A. Miles expedition. He hired to the government at Leavenworth, Kansas, as a government teamster. Story includes the expedition started from Fort Dodge, Kansas, with thirty-six six-mule teams. They came south from Fort Supply, Oklahoma, and on south, across the Canadian near the mouth of oasis, thence down west of where Fort Elliott is now located and up McClellan creek. The expedition at this time, according to Uncle Johnny's story related shortly before his death, was after a bunch of Indians that had, won captured the Germane sisters.
Characters: John J. Uncle Johnnie Long, General Nelson A. Miles, Germane Sisters, Major Price, McKenzie, Dobe Hatch, Billie Dixon, William Frass, Mark Husselby, Olin Hinkle, J. Evetts Haley
Locations: Fayette County, Fort Dodge, Fort Supply, Oasis, Fort Elliott, McClellen Creek, Washita, Adobe Walls, Antelope Creek, Fort Sill, Cantonment, North Fork, Buffalo Wallow, Hemphill County, Starvation Creek, Antelope Hills, Mobeetie, Wheeler County, Sweetwater, Nolan County, Clay County

Bill Heffington, A Texas Pioneer
By T. U. Taylor
Account of old Indian fighter Bill Heffington of Marble Falls Texas, who spent his youth in Parker County at which time was one of the battle grounds of the Comanches and the settlers. The writer was a neighbor of Bill Heffington for some dozen years when both boys were roaming the banks of the south Bear Creek. Stephen Heffington settled in what is now Parker County, Texas, about 1850. The Land Office records in Austin show that he patented 320 acres of land on the South Bear Creek in 1854. On this tract of land the Heffingtons opened up a farm and on the immediate north of the South Bear Creek about eighteen miles southeast of Weatherford. John Henry Taylor, father of the writer, patented a small tract adjoining the Heffington tract on the south and the two families lived as neighbors and friends from 1856 to 1870. This is an excellent account. Article includes a photo of Mr. Heffington.
Characters: Bill Heffington, Tom Heffington, Jim Heffington, King Heffington, Frank Heffington, Mary Ann Heffington, Tennessee Heffington, Stephen Heffington, John Henry Taylor, George Washington Pratt, Mrs. Crawford, Charles H. Jenkins, Dave Yeary, Baldwin Reynolds, Captain Gillentine, John Durkee, Flem Carroll, Lafe Hopkins, Robbins, John Ribble, George Baker, Clint Rider, Walter Glenn, Wesley Tankersley
Locations: Parker County, Marble Falls, Bear Creek, Weatherford, Dilley, San Antonio, Byars Grove, Palo Pinto, Dove Creek, San Angelo, Tom Green County, Stephenville, Grindstone Creek

Ab Blocker Tells About Trail Driving Days
By Cora Melton Cross
One of four sons was Ab's part to do general ranch and farm work at home. The former was much to his liking, but farming had no part in his picture of the future. It was in 1876 that he tried his wings, leaving the home nest to work for his brother, John on his Blanco County ranch. Gathering and roping wild steers from the brush and mountains was the task mapped out for him and Blocker declares "It was a man's job too." The steers were driven from where they were captured to Lockhart Prairie, fifteen miles below Austin.
A dislike for seeming, bombastic enumeration of personal exploits, coupled with a gentleness to win a child, a gallantry and reverence for women, a sincerity of purpose, determined will and extreme contempt for a moral weakling. These combined with a sixfoot-two stature and simple dignity, enter into the making of one who has won his master's degree in the college of experience-life. This is the story of a good man of the frontier.
Characters: Ab Blocker, Swenson Brothers, Joe Collins, Old Barbecue Campbell, Alex Caspares, George West, George Berry, Harris Franklin
Locations: Blanco County, Lockhart Prairie, Austin, Dodge City, Ogallala, Nebraska, Cross S Ranch, Williamson County, Crazy Woman, Powder River, Stoddard & Howard Ranch, Tom Green County, Buffalo Springs, X. I. T. Ranch, Camp Supply, Pearsall, Devil’s River, Fort Laramie, Belle Fourche River, Eagle Pass, Spofford Junction, Chupadero Ranch, Big Wells, THE FACTS IN THE CASE
Concerning the article, "More About Sam Bass", writer J. B. GILLETT offers yet more information on just what happened at Round Rock that fateful day.
Further Mentions: officer Grimes , the Chupadero ranch , Round Rock , Williamson County Sun , Big Wells , Gen. John B. Jones , Cpl. Vernon Wilson , Lt. N. O. Reynold , Dick Ware, Chris Conner and George Harold , Mr. Highsmith's livery stable , Morris Moore, Copprel's Store

The Long Sought Placer Of The Malpais
By Eugene Cunningham
RENEGADE slate outlaws; murderous San Carlos Apaches, descendants of Geronimo's band; rugged rock, such as nature throws up only in her most violent moments.
These three, outlaws, Apaches and rock, make up the unholy aliance bound together-in the common cause of keeping forever secret the exact location in the Malpais mountains of New Mexico of the Lost Adams Diggin's; fabled placer mines of untold richness.
Such, at least, is the belief of Alvin D. Hudson, longtime resident of El Paso, mining man, metallurgist, Owner of the Texas Turquoise company and last of a line of rugged pioneers.
Adventures and search for a hidden gold mine. Does it really exist? Find out for yourself…
Characters: Alvin D. Hudson, Joe Adams, Kelmere, William Donothan, Frank Lee, Will Lee, Edward Kneezell, Monte Rigney, W. H. Pelphrey, Clyde Brown
Locations: Malpais Mountains, Lost Adams Diggin’s, El Paso, Texas Turquoise Company, Plano, Fort Tularosa, Fort Craig, Fort McRae, Dallas, Lathrop Springs

Col. Goodnight Sets Out Upon New Adventure
At ninety-one, the greatest trail blazer of them all has entered upon another major adventure. Col. Charles Goodnight…several months ago married Miss Corrine Goodnight, 26 years old, of Butte, Montana.
Characters: Charles Goodnight, Corrine Goodnight, Henry Taylor, Cleo Hubbard, Clairborne Varney, Jack Cureton, Oliver Loving, Dick Wooten, John A. Adair
Locations: Clarendon, Milam County, Brazos River, Palo Pinto County, Keechi Creek, Wichita Mountains, Concho, Horsehead Crossing, Fort Sumner, Raton Mountains, Pueblo, Denver, Cheyenne, Fort Laramie

The Indians in Polk County, Texas
Hidden away among the piney hills of Eastern Polk County lies a settlement of some 300 Alabama Indians. They live upon two sections of land granted to them in 1840 through the efforts of Sam Houston. These Indians left their home east of the Mississippi, where they were first encountered by De Soto about 1540, and started westward. When the Louisiana purchase threatened to subject them to the Anglo-Saxons, they again took up their march west. Records say that when they arrived in Texas they had a tribe of some 5,000 people, including 500 warriors. This is the story of the remnant of this once great tribe.
Characters: Alabama Indians, Coushatta Indians, Mrs. Earl Cogdell, I. D. Fairchild, H. F. Triplett, P. B. Ward, H. L. Lewis, D. P. Rock, L. R. Cade, J. A. Glenn, C. W. Chambers
Locations: Polk County, Granbury, Lufkin, Beaumont, Cleburne, Navasota, Woodville, Chester, Livingston

Mentions: Mr. Charles F. Doan, who conducted this store , the Old Time Trail Drivers at San Antonio, Texas, , J. Doan , Fort Sill , The first house at Doan's was made of pickets with a dirt roof and the floor of the same material.

Three Months among the Indians
By Ole T. Nystel, Meridian, Texas
This fascinating and descriptive first-hand account was written by the man who experienced this unimaginable trial, Ole Tergerson Nystel, who was born in Henderson county, Texas January 4, 1853. His parents immigrated from Norway, to Texas in 1848, first settling in Henderson county and then later in Van Zandt county, and finally settling in Bosque county in 1866. It was at age 14, on the 20th of March, 1867, that his captivity by savage Comanche Indians took place.
Comanche! Dreaded name. Synonym of all that is cruel and barbarous. What terror that name inspires along the defenseless frontier. And it was amongst these monsters in human shape that I had fallen a helpless victim. By this time I was suffering severely from my wound, but to this they paid no heed nor applied anything to alleviate the pain, but after a day or two when it had gotten thoroughly sore, they would carry it through a process of twisting and wrenching every now and then, I suppose to increase my already excruciating pain.
Just before sundown we came upon a negro man with a wagon. He saw us when a half a mile off and came running toward us begging for his life. At first they seemed disposed to heed his petition, but the thirst for blood triumphed over their better nature, and amidst his cries for mercy they stabbed him to the heart. He sank to the ground without a groan, save the death-rattle in the throat. One of them then pierced him through with his spear, it coming out at his breast. They left him unscalped and showed by signs and grunts their disgust for such a scalp, and pointed to my head as if to show by contrast the difference; and that to possess such a one would give them great pleasure.
They commanded me to laugh at this horrible deed, but you can imagine what a sickly effort it was, thinking every moment that my time would come next. However, they seemed satisfied with the effort for the time being sparing me, as I supposed, for some future occasion.
Characters: Ole Tergerson Nystel, Carl Quested, Eli Bewell, K. Hanson, Y. Grimland, K. Grimland, Kiowa Indians, Comanche Indians
Locations: Henderson County, Van Zandt County, Bosque County, Twin Mountains, Hamilton County, Stonewall County, Staked Plains, Ft. Washita, Sherman, Milford, Hill County

June Peak’s Last Scout
By John Hoffer, San Angelo, TX
Account of Captain June Peak's last scout made a short time before he resigned the command of Company "B", Frontier Battalion. It was written by a man who was a member of his company at the time and with him on this last scout. This eventful final scout of Capt. Peak occurred on the 29th of March 1880, when Captain Peak with ten men left Camp Hackberry Springs, Tom Green County, for Big Springs, Howard county, distant 30 miles. It is described in this story.
Characters: Sergeant Hageman, Buffalo Bill
Locations: Camp Hackberry Springs, Big Springs, Tom Green County, Howard County, Signal Peak, Moss Spring, Sulpher Springs, Lone Wells, Fort Concho

The Coming Of The Railroad
By Miss Bess Carroll
There was a real "big day" in San Antonio a long time ago-on Feb. 19, 1877. At 4:30 o'clock that afternoon the first train steamed in down Austin street-and stopped beside a temporary platform built on the site of a proposed depot. It was as impressive an event as the landing of Noah's Ark must have been, a long time before. This is the story.
Characters: Pierce, Governor Hubbard
Locations: San Antonio, Austin Street, Houston, Galveston, Sunset Line
Billy Dixon, Panhandle Pioneer
The Panhandle is not without its full chapter in the romance of the Southwest. And it is not without its "San Jacinto," the bloody conflict of Adobe Walls, a decisive battle which determined that the white man, not the Indian, should predominate the fertile plains country. But Adobe Walls is far in time and place from San Jacinto and the Alamo, and historians have not infrequently overlooked the chapter that would tell how a little band of Americans stood as resolutely against overwhelming odds as did Crockett, Bowie and Travis at the Alamo to win the San Jacinto of the Plains-but only after they had narrowly averted the fate of the heroes of the Alamo.
Among them none was more intrepid nor a better marksman than the late William (Billy) Dixon, frontiersman, buffalo hunter, and later a scout. This is his story.
Characters: William Dixon, Mrs. Olive K. Dixon, P. I. Turner Co., General Alfred Pleasanton, General Sterling Price, General Custer, Kiowa Indians, Comanche Indians, Cheyenne Indians, Amos Chapman, Sergeant Z. T. Woodall, Peter Rath, John Harrington, George W. Smith, General Nelson A. Miles,
Locations: San Jacinto, Adobe Walls, Alamo, Miami, Fort Leavenworth, Fort Collins, Camp Supply, Fort Hays, Fort Elliott, Buffalo Wallow, Hutchinson County, Washita River, Gageby Creek, Fort Wingate, From James V. Latham.
Mentions: Bill Wooten , Captain D. W. Roberts , Captain L. P. Sieker , Capt. Frank Jones , Marathon, Texas , Sergeant John R. Hughes , Frank M. McMahan , the old E. P. & N. E. railroad , the E. P. & S. W , Dr. J. E. Copenhaver, of Pilot Point, Texas , N. H. Rose , George W. Saunders , Amasa Clark , Maj. Gen. W. D. Conner , Col. J. C. McArthur , Gen. Paul B. Malone , William B. Krempkau , Nagel Brothers, owners of Bear Mountain near Fredericksburg , Capt. B. F. Schmidt , Col. W. E. Welsh , James O. Luby , Henry Bonflie and Ed Tschilhardt , Mr. J. C. Goar , Mr. and Mrs. John Lott, of Fredericksburg.

Some names mentioned in this volume:

John A. Adair; Joe Adams; W. D. Anderson; Mrs W. D. Anderson; William Atkinson; George Baker; George Berry; Eli Bewell; Mrs W. F. Bickenbach; Ab Blocker; Bill Blocker; John Blocker; Henry Bonflie; Brininstool; Clyde Brown; Joe Bunton; Judge Waller T. Burns; Mrs L. R. Cade; Harry C. Cammack; Barbecue Campbell; Miss Carlton; Bess Carroll; Flem Carroll; Alex Caspares; C. W. Chambers; Mrs C. W. Chambers; Amos Chapman; John Chuperado; Mrs Earl Cogdell; Cogdell; Joe Collins; Chris Conner; Gen W. D. Conner; Dr J. E. Copenhaver; Solon Costley; Cross; Cunningham; Cureton; Custer; "Dutch" Davis; Ann Eliza Dawson; Gamble Dawson; John M. Dawson; Mrs C. F. Dennis; Rachel Dennis; Sam Dennis; B. E. Denton; Billie Dixon; Billy Dixon; Olive K. Dixon; William Dixon; Capt Doan; Charles F. Doan; J. Doan; Charles F. Dodge; William Donathon; John Durkee; Maj Elliot; Fine Ernest; I. D. Fairchild; T. J. Fitzpatrick; Thomas J. Fitzpatrick; Capt Fleming; Mark Fleming; Harris Franklin; William Frass; Sgt Charles Fusselman; Pat Garrett; Catarina Garza; Gholson; Capt A. M. Gildea; Capt Gillentine; J. B. Gillett; Mrs J. A. Glenn; Walter Glenn; J. C. Goar; Col Charles Goodnight; Corinne Goodnight; C. M. Grady; Dep Sheriff Grimes; K. Grimland; Y. Grimland; Sgt Hageman; Hageman; Capt D. S. Hagler; J. Evetts Haley; K. Hanson; Mrs Thomas Hardy; George Harold; John Harrington; Tim Hart; Lt Hatch; Alvin Haynes; Bill Heffington; Frank Heffington; Jim Heffington; King Heffington; Mary Ann Heffington; Stephen Heffington; Tennessee Heffington; Tom Heffington; Billie Henson; George Hill; Olin Hinkle; John Hoffer; Gov Hogg; Lafe Hopkins; Cleo Hubbard; Alvin D. Hudson; Capt Hughes; ; John R. Hughes; Capt John R. Hughes; Sgt John R. Hughes; Mark Husselby; Henrietta Jackson; Humpy Jackson; Roseann Jackson; Roxann Jackson; James Jackson; Jesse Jackson; Charles H. Judge Jenkins; Capt Frank Jones; ; Gen John B. Jones; W. W. Jones; Apache Kneezel; Edward Kneezel; William B. Krempkau; Billy Lane; Arch Larimore; George Latham; James V. Latham; Col Leavenworth; Frank Lee; Will Lee; H. L. Lewis; James Light; J. J. Long; John J. Long; Johnnie Long; Nathan Long; Longley; John Lott; Mrs John Lott; Oliver Loving; James O. Luby; Mattie A. Maddux; Gen Paul B. Brig Malone; George Masoner; Masoner; Col J. C. McArthur; J. L. McCaleb; F. R. McCracken; Dave McGracken; J. C. McGracken; Frank M. McMahan; Hironymous Meurer; Gen Nelson A. Miles; Capt Millett; Morris Moore; W. A. Morris; Murphy; John Murray; Col J. J. Myers; Ned; A. H. Newberry; H. B. Newberry; Henry Newberry; Ole T. Nystel; Ole Tergerson Nystel; Lon Oden; John O'Grady; Bass Outlaw; Arthur Parkhill; B. G. Parkhill; June Peak; George Lt Peavey; W. H. Pelphrey; Austin Perryman; W. H. Perryman; William Perryman; Gen Alfred Pleasanton; George Washington Pratt; Maj Price; Gen Sterling Price; Jim Putman; Carl Quested; Peter Rath; Paul Reviere; Baldwin Reynolds; N. O. Lt Reynolds; Cecil Rhodes; John Ribble; Clint Rider; Monte Rigney; ; Mrs D. P. Rock; Berry Roebuck; Pablo Sanchez; George W. Pres; Capt B. F. Schmidt; Victor Sebra; Capt L. P. Sieker; Clinton Smith; Clinton L. Smith; Frank Smith; George W. Smith; Jeff Smith; Jefferson D. Smith; Bob Speaker; Mack Stewart; Josiah H. Stokes; Sam H. Stokes; Zack Strucken; Wesley Tankersley; Henry Maj Taylor; John Henry Taylor; ; T. U. Taylor; Ed Thompson; Oscar Thompson; H. F. Triplett; Ed Tschirhardt; P. I. Turner; Clairborne Varney; P. B. Ward; Dick Ware; Col W. E. Welsh; George West; Bill Wharton; W. B. (Bill) White; Alfred Williams; G. W. Williams; Savil; Corp Vernon Wilson; Sgt; Z. T. Woodall; Susan B. Woodruff; Bill Wooten; Dick Wooten; Capt Dave Yeary; XIT Ranch.

Frontier Times Magazine, April, 1927

The Shooting Of Maurice Barrymore
By Clifton Seymour
Account of the tragic murder of actor Maurice Barrymore, father of Ethel Barrymore, Lionel Barrymore, and John Barrymore. This event occurred at the Marshall Opera House, Marshall, TX in the winter of 1878.
Further Mentions: Characters: John Drew, May Cummings, Maurice Barrymore, Ethel Barrymore, Lionel Barrymore, John Barrymore, Sam Harvey, Benjamin Porter, Jim Currie, B. F. Eads, John H. Pope, Ruff Perry, Arch Adams, James H. Turner, A. J. Booty, Grover Cleveland.
Locations: Marshall, the Santa Fe, Katy, Frisco, Rock Island railroads, Fort Worth, Dallas, Longview Junction, San Antonio, Houston, Galveston, Austin, Waco, Harrison County, Lincoln County

The First Judge In The Panhandle
By Nina Kountz
Account deals with the first Judge in the Panhandle of Texas, Judge Emanuel Dubbs, who with his wife and three children settled originally on Sweetwater Creek about nine miles from where Fort Elliot was then located and also near a small hunting supply town on the edge of the reservation named Sweetwater, which was afterwards called Mobeetie. In the Fall of 1878 he was elected the first County Judge of the Panhandle, a position he served for ten years, until he moved to Clarendon, Donley County. This is his story. Frontier justice makes excellent reading and research – this article is no exception.
Further Mentions: Characters: Emanuel Dubbs, Wilson Harrah, Walter Johnson, Tom O’Laughlin, Mr. Rhinehart, Captain Flipper, Mr. Edwards.
Locations: Sweetwater Creek, Fort Elliot, Sweetwater, Mobeetie, Clay County, Henrietta, Greer County, Clarendon, Donley County, Austin, Dallas, Oldham County, Tascosa.

A Negro Trooper Of The Ninth Cavalry
Account of Jacob Wilks who was born a slave in Kentucky, about thirty mild south of the Ohio river. While yet an infant his father and mother gathered their two children in their arms and fled, under cover of darkness to the Ohio river, where they found concealment in the jungle until they could attract the attention of a group of fishermen on the north bank of the river. These fishermen were connected with the "Underground Railroad", and took the family across the river and landed them in the free state of Ohio. Wilks was eventually adopted into the family of a Mrs. Waddell who raised Jake with nobility. During the Civil War, he enlisted in the 116th regiment colored infantry and served with distinction. He then served on the frontier and further distinguished himself with honor and bravery. This is his story.Further Mentions: Characters: John Warren Hunter, Jacob Wilks, General McKenzie.
Locations: San Angelo, Galveston, San Antonio, Fort Concho, Fort Mckavett, Fort Stockton, Fort Clark, Fort Davis, Fort Quitman, Fort Bliss, El Paso, Eagle Springs, Buss Canyon, Rio Grande, Tule Canyon, Fort Sill, White Sand Mountain.

The Mysterious Ledbetter Boy
By John C. Jacobs
Account of events that occurred in the late 1860's at the Lynch Ranch, twelve miles east of Ft. Griffin where there was a school and two Ledbetter boys, ages 6 and 9 attended. After a storm they were headed back to the ranch when Johnny Ledbetter mysteriously disappeared. Then later there was…
Further Mentions: Characters: Johnny Ledbetter, Tiger Jim
Locations: Rio Grande, Red River, Lynch’s Ranch, Fort Griffin, Devil’s River Canyon, Concho River, Galveston.

Racing At Junction In 1888
By Chas B. Boyce
Events that occurred around in the renowned cattle town of Junction City near Kimbleville, a couple of miles below the Junction of North and South Llano on Feb. 2, 1888.
Mentions: Dan Baker's store at the mouth of Johnson Fork of the Llano. , the Spiller Colt , Gip Clemmons, a prominent cattleman , Major Spencer, the popular sheriff and law on the Llanos , Tom Evans' place on Elm Creek, Menard County , Major Seth Mabry , the Circle A, tributary of the Little Missouri in Custer County, Montana
Further Mentions: Characters: Sam Pullen, Spiller Colt, Gip Clemmons, Guadalupe, Dan Baker, L. L. Lewis, Seth Mabry, Tom Evans
Locations: Devil’s River Divide, Llano River, Bluffton, Burnet County, Bear Creek, Austin, Kimble County, Junction City, Johnson Fork, Kimbleville, Elm Creek, Menard County

By A. W. Koock, Austin, Texas
Brief account of Capt. Chas. Schreiner, pioneer ranchman of Kerrville and Kerr county.

General John B. Hood’s Victory
Account of John B. Hood's fight with a party of Comanches and Lipans near the head of Devil's river, Texas, on July 5 1857
Further Mentions: Characters: John B. Hood, Nunley, Stifflen, Smothers, Davis
Locations: Devil’s River, Fort Mason, Concho River, Kiowa Creek, Rio Grande, Camp Hudson, Camp Colorado, Camp Wood, Nueces River, Maine’s Prairie, Anderson County, Lavaca County, Gonzales

Jack Hays, The Intrepid Texas Ranger
Continued from previous issue...
Further Mentions: Characters: Captain John Coffee Jack Hays, Colonel Caldwell, Henry Mcculloch, John W. Smith, General Woll, Captain Dawson, A. H. Morrell, Judge Hemphill, General Mayfield, Z. N. Morrell, Arch Gibson, F. M. Harrison, R. A. Gillespie, Ben Mcculloch, Ben Highsmith, Ackland, Tom Galbreath, James Dunn, Sam Luckey, Bill Chisom, Emory Gibbons, Mary A. Maverick, John Hays Hammond, Robert Cage, Hammond Hays, Betsy Cage
Locations: Gonzales, Guadalupe, Seguin, Rio Grande, San Antonio, LaGrange, Medina, Hondo, Brenham, Washington County, Painted Rock, Medina River, Castroville, Brownsville, Corpus Christi, Bandera Pass, Plum Creek, San Jacinto, Alamo City, Nueces Canyon, Pinta Trail Crossing, Enchanted Rock, Sabinal River, Frio River, Leon Creek, Painted Rock, Uvalde, Brazos River, Laredo

The Real Jim Bridger
By Gilbert Ellis Bailey
Bailey, who knew the old scout and mountain man personally for many years in Wyoming, addresses the questions that arise from history’s oft misunderstood evaluation of Bridger. "What kind, of a man was Jim Bridger? Was he a drunken rowdy and an ignoramus? What did he look like and how did he act?" This account answers these and other questions.
Further Mentions: Characters: Jim Bridger, Jedidiah Strong Smith, Sublette, Ashley, Kit Carson
Locations: Fort Bridger, Black Fork Of The Green River, Mt. San Bernardino, Big Bear Lake, Salt Lake, Yellowstone Park

Kit Carson Loved Indians
Account of KIT CARSON, Indian killer, trail blazer, desert guide and romancer. The old-timers of Taos, NM where Carson made his home, do not remember Carson as a general. They recall him, rather, as a charitable neighbor, an amiable conversationalist, a quiet old gentleman who hated killings and loved Indians. This is the story.
Further Mentions: Characters: Christopher Kit Carson, Lena Scheurich, Charles Bent

Texas After The Civil War
By Colonel Acie Sooner
The author of this account came to Texas immediately after the close of the Civil War. He describes in graphic detail, the very sad and ruinous condition that befell many in post Civil War Texas. The author speaks first of the conditions in and around Jefferson and Hunt co, and then relocating to Denton, nearer the frontier, he speaks of conditions there.
Ragged and half starved, heavy-hearted and some of them wounded, they surrendered their guns, wrung the hands of their comrades in a final farewell, and taking a last look toward the graves that dotted the fields of carnage, completed their journey home. They had been fighting four years for the glory and liberty of Texas.
Many found their homes in ruins; their farms overrun with weeds; their stock driven off by wild and merciless Indians, their barns empty, their business destroyed. Their money was worthless and their people were without government or law. Neighbors had been slain. They were crushed by defeat, and without money or credit...
Some of the vicious, lecherous sort had frightened women and children and one of them went as far as to drag a woman from a horse on Holford Prairie, in Denton county, not far from the little town of Lewisville. This negro was caught by an organized band, said to have been but recently formed, and called the Ku Klux Klan. They carried him to Lewisville, where the lady resided, bound hand and foot, and turned him over to her. She told them that he was the identical negro that assaulted her and she requested them to take him out in the brush and kill him. They replied that they would take him out, but that she must do the killing herself, for that she was the only person that had the right to do so, being the party mostly aggrieved. Accordingly, they conveyed the negro to a lonely spot in the woods, and she shot him two or three times with a pistol, and then the men unbound him. About an hour after a boy came running into the house and reported that the negro was still alive. A man then went out and knocked him in the head with an ax. In about two hours afterward three or four men went out to get the corpse and bury it, but to their surprise the negro was gone, and could not be found near the place where he had been presumably killed. A posse was immediately organized, and by following a trace of blood and foot marks through the timber...
There was a widow with five children living alone on a farm. The husband had perished in the war, while gallantly leading a charge on a federal battery. She had but one horse and this was her only dependence for making a living for herself and children. The thief saw her come home from the field, after plowing all day and watched her feed her horse. He thought, according to his own confession, that as there was no man about the place, he could get off with the horse. So about midnight, while the widow and her children were wrapped in slumber, he stealthily crept to her home, untied the horse and appropriated it to his own use. Great was the excitement in that little family the next morning when the widow arose and found her only hope of making a living gone. Wringing her hands, she and her children went from neighbor to neighbor and reported the theft. The pioneers, as fast as they heard of the widow's loss, rose as one man to hunt the thief, and recover, if possible, the horse. Some of them could trail man or beast through the brush like a bloodhound. They could tell by the impression of the feet of the stolen horse how old the track was and by this means before the sun was down they had caught the thief in Tarrant county. As they returned with him bound on the horse he had stolen, the crowd increased in number, and by the time they had reached a point a few miles from town, the mob was crying "Hang him, hang him! " Already a rope was around his neck, while the thief, trembling, through pallid lips begged for his life. "Brother, brother, brother!" he kept repeating, "have mercy on me." They replied that he might ask God to forgive him, but that they could not. So they hanged him by the neck to the limb of a tree, until he was dead, on the Fort Worth road…
Further Mentions: Hardin Hunt was running the only tavern in the town , Mrs. Orr was postmistress and Prof Cushman had opened a school. Dr. Young was the principal physician and a Mr. Upthegrove the only lawyer. Fred Ende had a little grocery store and there was a blacksmith shop and a stable. The population numbered about 300 souls , Colonel Jim Bowlin and Colonel Young , Gainesville , R. J. Battle & Co., merchants , McKinney, a little clapboard town in Collin county , Big Elm , Luellen Murphy, Joe Carroll and O. G. Welch , the "Murphy House," owned by Henderson Murphy , Pinkneyville , New Alton , C. W. Geers , James Williams and Charles Brim , John Piner , the Bonham News , John Skaggs , J. R. McCormick , Mrs Lewis Fry , Columbus Daugherty , Acie Sooner, Hardin Hunt, Mrs. Orr, Professor Cushman, Dr. Young, Mr. Upthegrove, Fred Ende, Jim Bowlin, Colonel Young, Luellen Murphy, Joe Carroll, O. G. Welch, Henderson Murphy, C. W. Geers, James Williams, Charles Brim, John Piner, John Skaggs, J. R. McCormick, Mrs. Lewis Fry, Columbus Daugherty.
Locations: Jefferson, Greenville, McKinney, Denton, Sherman, Fort Worth, Dallas, Hunt County, Commerce, Celeste, Wolf City, Lone Oak, Tarrant County, Denton County, Wise County, Montague County, Collin County, Big Elm River, New Alton, Pinkneyville, Holford Prairie, Lewisville

’Wild Bill’ Hickok
By Eugene Cunningham
James Butler Hickok, had been christened at birth in La Salle County, Illinois, in May of 1837. From childhood he had handled a rifle and revolver and bowie-knife ; from the time he had learned to line his sights, he had been a restless youngster. So as a lanky youth of eighteen he was already a warrior of note in the bloody guerilla fighting that raged in Kansas before the Civil War. They called him "a bad man to rile;" fast and accurate performer with either rifle or the new Colt's revolver.
Further Mentions: Characters: Jack McCandlas, Shanghai Bill, James Butler Hickok, General Fremont, Dave Tutt, Jack Strawhan, General Phil Sheridan, Jack McCall
Locations: Oak Creek, Selkirk, Rio Grande,

The Squaw Who Saved Fayetteville
By Mrs. Sue Morgan
Account of a white squaw, whose stoicism was as great as an Indian's, yet whose mercy saved the city where her son was killed. The woman knew certainly that her son was dying; that the white men who sent for her did so to implore her aid to keep the truth from the Indians amongst whom her son was a great chief, son of a chief.
Further Mentions: Characters: Sue Morgan, M. E. Moody
Locations: Fayetteville, Arkansas, New Braunfels, San Antonio

Historic Spots Of The Panhandle
By T. D. Hobart
Account mentions: the battle at Adobe Walls, in Hutchinson county, in November, 1864 , The battle between the buffalo hunters and Indians at Adobe Walls in June, of 1874 , the Buffalo Wallow fight with the Indians in what is now Hemphill county, September 12, 1874 , a desperate encounter was taking place a few miles to the northward where General Miles' supply trails was rounded up by the Indians , In 1874 an engagement took place between the troops under General Miles and the Indians, in what is now the J. A. Ranch in Armstrong county , The ill-fated Santa Fe expedition , In 1849 Captain Marcy laid out the south Santa Fe trail from Fort Smith, Ark., to Santa Fe, N. M. across the Panhandle, and escorted a train of emigrants on their way to the newly discovered gold fields of California. On this expedition it is probable that the first white children to be born in the Panhandle made their appearance, the time being June 8, 1849, when a pair of twin boys were barn on White Deer Creek in Hutchinson county
Further Mentions: Mr. Charles Goodnight , Kit Carson , General McKenzie , Blanco canyon , Fort Elliott , Tule and Palo Duro canyons , Red Deer creek , Dry river , Lieutenant Albert , Hemphill county , Canadian and Ouachita rivers , Jones and Plummer trails , Fort Elliott , Fort Supply trail , Mobeetie to Tascosa , Old Clarendon , William Dixon, Amos Chapman, General Miles, Locations: Adobe Walls, Hutchinson County, Red River, Gray County, Buffalo Wallow, Hemphill County, J. A. Ranch, Armstrong County, Blanco Canyon, Tule Creek, Fort Elliott, Austin, Santa Fe, Palo Duro Canyon, Red Deer Creek, Fort Smith, White Deer Creek, Ouachita River, Dixon Creek, Jones Trail, Plummer Trail, Mobeetie, Dodge City, Fort Supply Trail, Tascosa, Old Clarendon, Wichita Falls

Shot Through With Arrows
By Captain R. G. Carter
Account details an event that occurred during the early occupation of Fort
Chadbourn when a soldier by the name of Mattock, who was suddenly attacked by 6 Comanches, sustained the wounds of fourteen arrows and bristled with them like a porcupine. Three of these arrows had gone so far through him that the surgeon extracted them by cutting the feathered part of the arrow and pulling them through the man's body. This is the account of that engagement.
Further Mentions: Characters: Col. Martin L. Crimmins, Gen. David L. Stanley, Lieutenant George B. Anderson, Mattock, Eben Swift, Brigadier General Swift
Locations: Fort Sam Houston, Fort Chadbourn, San Antonio, Fort Randall.

Some names mentioned in this volume:

Sgt Kit Ackland; Arch Adams; Lt Albert; Clay Allison; Lt George B. Anderson; Gilbert Ellis Bailey; Dan Baker; Gen Bandera; Miss Ethel Barrymore; John Barrymore; Lionel Barrymore; Maurice Barrymore; R. J. Battle; Gov P. Hansborough Bell; Charles Bent; Capt J. L Bomar; A. J. Judge Booty; Col Jim Bowlin; Charles B. Boyce; Jim Bridger; Charles Brim; Lt Bullis; Gen Cabell; S. I. Prof Cade; Betsy Cage; Robert Cage; Col Caldwell; Gov Thomas M. Campbell; Maj John Caperton; Joe Carroll; Christopher "Kit" Carson; Capt R. G. Carter; Amos Chapman; Bill Chisom; Gov Edward Clark; Gip Clemmons; Grover Cleveland; Gov Richard Coke; Gov O. B. Colquitt; Col Corasco; Martin L. Col Crimmins; Gov C. A. Culberson; Miss May Cummings; Eugene Cunningham; Andy Currie; Jim Currie; Prof Cushman; Columbus Daugherty; Capt Dawson; Billy Dixon; William Dixon; Prof J. Frank Dobie; John Drew; Emanuel Judge Dubbs; James (Red) Dunn; Dr B. F. Eads; Fred Ende; Tom Evans; Gov James E. Ferguson; Miriam A. Gov Ferguson; Capt Flipper; Capt Freanor; Gen Fremont; Mrs Lewis Fry; Dr C. O. Gaither; Tom Galbreath; C. W. Geers; Emory Gibbons; Arch Gibson; Capt R. A. Gillespie; Jim Gillett; Goodnight; Gen Grant; Nellie Gray; William Greenwood; A. J. Gov Hamilton; John Hays Hammond; Wilson Harrah; F. M. Harrison; Fred Harvey; Sam Harvey; Miss Betty Hays; Capt Hays; Jack Hays; Capt Jack Hays; John C. Hays; John Coffee Hays; John Coffee ("Jack") Hays; Maj Hays; Judge Hemphill; Gov J. Pinckney Henderson; James Butler Hickok; Shanghai Bill; "Wild Bill"; Ben Highsmith; Boot Hill; T. D. Hobart; Gov W. P. Hobby; Gov J. S. Hogg; Gov R. B. Hubbard; C. B. Hudspeth; Hardin Hunt; Gov John Ireland; Jackson; Walter Johnson; Col Karnes; A. W. Knock; Miss Nina Kountz; Gov S. W. T. Lanham; John Ledbetter; Johnny Ledbetter; L. L. Lewis; Abe Lincoln; Abraham; S. J. Lore; Gov F. R. Lubbock; Sam Luckey; Maj Seth Mabry; A. B. Macdonald; Mrs Mattie A. Maddux; Alexander Majors; Capt Marcy; Mrs Mary A. Maverick; Gen Mayfield; Jack McCall; Jack McCandlas; Jim McCandlas; J. R. McCormick; Capt Ben McCulloch; Henry McCulloch; Lt Henry McCulloch; Lt McCulloch; Gen McKenzie; Gen Miles; Gov Dan Moody; M. E. Moody; Mrs Sue Morgan; A. H. Morrell; Z. N. Morrell; Henderson Murphy; Lady Murphy; Luellen Murphy; Gov Pendleton Murrah; Gov Pat M. Neff; Dr Nicholson; Dr J. E. Nicholson; Tom O'Laughlin; Gov E. M. Pease; Ruff Perry; John Piner; Judge Plemons; Plemons; Col Alex Pope; Bill Col Pope; Dr John H. Pope; Benjamin Porter; Sam Pullen; Tom Reilly; Gov O. M. Roberts; Gov L. S. Ross; Gov H. R. Runnels; Gov Joseph D. Sayers; Miss Lena Scheurich; Capt Schreiner; Capt Charles Schreiner; Capt Juan N. Seguin; Clifton Seymour; Gen Phil Sheridan; John Skaggs; Col Smith; Jed Smith; Jedidah Strong; John W. Strong; King Soloman; Col Acie Sooner; Sowell; Maj Spencer; Gen David L. Stanley; Maj Steadman; Mrs Harriett Beecher Stowe; Jack Strawhan; Clifton Seymour Stuart; Gen Brig Swift; Eben Swift; Seth Thomas; Tom Threepersons; Gov J. W. Throckmorton; Maj James H. Turner; Dave Tutt; Gen Twiggs; Cov Wallace; Cov Walton; O. G. Welch; Kittie Wells; Jacob Wilks; Sgt; Wilks; James Williams; Webster Witter; Gov George T. Wood; Capt (See Hays Maj)Yack.