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On a Mexican mustang, through Texas : from the Gulf to the Rio Grande, by Alex E. Sweet and J. Armoy Knox

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On a Mexican mustang, through Texas : from the Gulf to the Rio Grande
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On a Mexican mustang, through Texas
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from the Gulf to the Rio Grande
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by Alex E. Sweet and J. Armoy Knox
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eng
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On a Mexican mustang, through Texas : from the Gulf to the Rio Grande, by Alex E. Sweet and J. Armoy Knox
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  • An Eighteen-Carat Desperaclo --'I'he Man from Texas --An Awful Accident --Heroic Conduct of the Man from Texas --I-Iis Ranch on the Rio Frio --Invited to Texas -- Leaving New York --Arrival in Texas. --Galveston --Strange and Unique City.-Cosmopolitan Population. ---Diversity of Languages --Magni{uFB01}cent Beach --Tropica1 Vegetation. ---"Dreams of the Orient."--Board of Health --Disinfecting Dead Letters --The Pirate La{uFB01}tte --First Great Fraud in Louisiana --Jeal- ousy between Galveston and Houston --Sand-Crabs and Mud-Turtles. --Yellow-Fever Germs --The Infected Coffee-Bean.-Quarantine.- Two Thousand Dollars' Worth of Strategy -- Chapter II. Sunday in Galveston --I-Iouses built on the Sand --Bathing Facilities -- Expostulating with a Policeman --A Popular Fal1acy --'I'he Beach.- Scanty Costume --The Man with a Spy-Glass --'I'he Bar --A Thou- sand Per Cent --Acres of Calico --At Dinner --The Doctor -- The Procession. -- Extraordinary Out{uFB01}t --The Doctor's Arsenal --He want- ed to buy Beads for the Indians --All Aboard for Houston ---Buffalo Bayou --The Magnolia --Spanish Moss --Ninety-Five Degrees in the Shade --The Superannuated Old Hen-Coop --'I'en Miles of History.- Dry Seasons --" Let's Wood Up."--Shooting Alligators --Devastating the Boat's Commissary --The Journey of Life --Born with the Family Plate in his Mouth. -- Arrival at Houston. -- Houston in 1340. - "Infested with Red Ants and Methodists."--I-Iotel Chair-Sculptors --Competitive Lying --The Rooter Dog --" Green from the States."--Tropical Wel- corue --One Policeman to Fifteen Saloons -- Chapter IV. "Giving Galveston Hell."--Pluribus Unum, Nox Vomica, Vox Populi- Anchoring Galveston Island with an Artesian Well --Houston as a Seaport. --White-Winged Messengers of Commerce ---" Damned Sight of Curiosity for a Stranger."--A Blooded Grade of Mosquitoes --The Muscogee Indian --"Wild Unpremeditated Eloquence."--"Serni-Bar- baric Pictures of Homer."--Howling Jews-Harp, the Indian Chief.- ' The Doctor Disgusted --Another Idol Broken --The Noble Savage a Fraud --The Future of Houston -- Chapter V. In Search of Saddle-Horses. -- A Caballada. -- The Wild Steed of the Prairie --Yells Unearthly and Language Sulphureous --The Castilian Caballo --Alphabetical Vagaries. --A Picturesque Plug. --The Clay- bank Pony --Our Out{uFB01}t --The Texas Saddle --On Board a Mexican Mustang --A Corner in Com --Phenomenally Productive Soil --Im- mense Extent of Texas --R0mance in Figures --Speaking in Italics.- Swearing in Large Capitals -- Invented I-Iistory --" Sure, I'm in Texas Now."-Land of Desperadoes and Long-Horned Cattle --The London " Spectator," and John Wesley Hardin. -- Out on the Prairie --Bucking Ponies --A Moving Sight --No Pomp and Circumstance about Him.- Bucked -- Chapter VI. The Brazos Bottorn.-Money growing on Trees --The Oratorical Bore.- " Louder! Louder! Louder! "--The Old Plantation before the War.- The Negro as a Slave --The Negro as a Free Man --" Right Smart 0' Distance."--"Skirmishin' 'roun' fur Grub."--"I ain't no Fl0ssifer."-- Los Brazos de Dios --A Depraved Set --First American Colony in Texas --Free -uerxus Slave Labor. --The Story told by Judge Schultz. --An Unadulterated Lie -- Chapter VII. Sugar-Cane and Molasses --" You must furnish your own Barrels."--Mode of Travelling --Carnping Out --Unhorsed on the Prairie --A Woful Sight --AfterSupper Re{uFB02}ections --Night in the Woods --A Chorus of Demons --The Doctor's M1stake --A Reservoir of Mirth --A Ghastly Joke ---The Coyote. -- Room to think --A Place to practise Oratory. --Dinner in Camp -- Chapter VIII. In Search of Shelter --" Hello, There I "--The Old Ruin --The Hospitable Southern Planter --The Planter's Residence --The Colonel --" The Healthfullest Country in the World."--- Quinine --Corn-Bread and Fry. --"\'Vhen I kem Here in '46."--Game --Threatened with a Chill --- Fish-Stories by the Doctor --Piscatorial Lying by the Colonel.- "Cbawed up Considerable."--Needing Fresh Air --"Chills is Noth- in'."--The Absurd Potato-Bug --Man's Extremity the Mosquito's Opportunity. --"The Vittles sot Out."--The "Sweetnin'" gave Out.- Thousands of Cows and no Milk --The Hired Man's Grace before Meat --Four Dollars' Worth of Hospitality --Filing a Counter-Claim. Chapter IX. A Texas Negro -- Was it a Circus ?--Going to Camp-Meeting -- The Great Gun of the Occasion --Discharging the Gun --The Camp-Ground -- " A Mighty Movin' Preacher." -- " I's Tolerable, Thanky."-- The Negroes' Wonderful Power of Memorizing. -- The Hymn. --The Prayer. -- " Amen I Yes, Lord."-- " A Powerful Rattler of Dry Bones."--The Text: " Death in de Pot."-- " De Kingdom am a cornin'."--The Exhortation. --The Perorati0n --Religious Paroxysms -- Getting Religion --An E{uFB01}ectual Means of Grace --Improvising --Lost in the Woods --Directions as to the Way.-A Blazed Road -- Chapter X. Suffering from Thirst --In Search of Water --Deceptive Distances --A Sabbath Day's Journey --Mr. O'Lafferty burned the Biscuits --A Con- versational Cyclone --A Malicious S1ander --Matches that would not Ignite. --" Good Luck to Yez."-- Dry Seasons --The Norther --A Copious Breeze --Yesterday and To-day in Texas --The Strange1 and the Norther --Extraordinary Fall of a The1-mometer --T he Country Store --The Post-O{uFB02}ice -- A Position of Alleged Rest --A Smart Aleck. -- Luke Sneed, the Sceptic. -- " Thar ain't no Hell." -- Pete White's Ghost -- News of the Battle. --A Curious Coincidence
  • Chapter XI. Absorbing Cattle Statistics --Easy to get killed in Texas --Effects of call ing Mr. a Iiar --The Man, Dirks -- He wanted to be hung --No Malice, No Murder --An Atrocious Murder --Di{uFB01}'erence between the Allegata and the Probata. -- Self-Defence. --An Alibi. --A Defective In- dictment --Temporary Insanity --Sentenced to Death --Reprieved -- He left Texas to get hung ---The Tarantula --Association of Ideas.- Three Old Maids. --The Tune that killed the Cow. -- On an Irish Mountain --Tim the Gamekeeper. --The Murderous Old Earl. -- The White Hare --The Ghost of the Neighboring Chief. -- Lost in the Mists of the Mountain --Re{uFB02}ections on my Sinful Base-Ball Days.-The Moonshiners -- Chapter XII. A Corn-Bread-and-Co{uFB02}ee Hotel --Eagle Lake --An Enterprising Landlord. --Fooling with a Mortgage. -- The Drummer. -- " Mine Gotl Vat a Schmall Ped is Dot."--He wanted to " Schmoke a Leetle."--The Rem- nant --The Ranch Del Rio --Trying the Remedies -- He wanted to die in Peace. -- " Signs " on the Prairie. -- Buzzards as Detectives. -- Rounding Up --Cutting Out --Branding --More than the Calf-Skin would hold. --Throwing the I-.asso --No Enterprise about a Cow --Ear-Marks.- The Doctor Rounded Up -- Chapter XIII. Extent of Texas Cattle Business --Annual Exports --Mode of Raising Cattle --A Cattle-King. -- A Gorgeous Wedding-Present. --John Timon of San Patricio. -- The Cowboy. -- The Texas Cattle-Drive. -- Two Ounces of Truth to the Ton. -- Sam Grant, Captain of the Drive. --The best Stock-Range on Earth --Sam Grant's Story --On the Cattle-Trail. --Indians --Frontier Dick --The Whiskey all gone --Sorry he did not skin the Savages -- Chapter XIV. The Seedy-Looking Man --The Real-Estate Agent --Ela.stic Tales --The Immigration Agent. -- Eloquent Mendacity --The Old Veteran. --Ex- rraordinary Mortuary Statistics. -- Battle-Scarred Heroes. -- Frontier Elo- quence --Shaking him off --A Drug in the Market. --Health Legend. --A Shadow of Antiquity --Don Jose Ignacio Fuerte Vejez --Su{uFB02}er- ing for a Funeral --Back from the Valley of the Shadow --Was it the Padre, or the Devil? -- Chapter XV. We went Fishing --The Profane GeneraI --A Mexican Panther --"Dat ar Painter Nine Feet High."--A Joke on the General --Death of Mose Patterson's Work-Ox --English Immigrants --Letters to the Times.- A Briton's Grievance --PowerfuI Imagination --Rainfall in Texas.- New Philadelphia -- Raising a Disturbance with a Plough -- " A Blawst- ed Country."--Advice to Immigrants --Riding in a Circle -- He " Got I-Iungry."-- Interviewing an Immigrant --The English Yeoman ---" Ich Verstehe Sie Nicht."--The Man in Lynn, Mass --The Doctor tampers with the Immigrant Business --The Texas Navy -- Chapter XVI. Some Scraps of History --A.D. r582 --Slow in Settling Up --Missions of St. Francis of Assisi. --The Monk and the Soldier -- Indios Reduci- dos --Converting Indians with a Thumb-screw --The Backsliding In- dian Che-qua-que-ko. -- The Spanish Plan of Salvation. -- Religious Zeal and Enterprise --A.D. 169o-17r5 --Founding of Missions in Texas. --Robert Cavalier de La Sa1le --The French Colony --Our Lady of Guadaloupe. -- A.D. 1800. -- Scienti{uFB01}c Explorations. -- Philip Nolan. - An Empresario. -- Flush Times -- He didn't have the Boots. --Yearling Bulls the Circulating-Medium. --Ancient Spanish Document. --The Mar- quis de Casa Fuerte -- Chapter XVII. A.D. r822 --A High O{uFB01}icial --Calling out the Militia --The Political Chief --Curtailing Civil Liberty --The First Carpet-Bagger --Tamper- ing with Mexican Soldiers. --The Gem of Texas Liberty, Fifteen Buck- shot --Declaration of Texas Independence.-Cultivating the Genn --- Military Events --The Napoleon of the West --A.D. 1836 --The Re- public of Texas --Texas Keeping House --A Strain on the Imagina- tion.-A Bad Settlement --A Preaching --He didn't Swear --The Wrong Bottle --Poisoned --The Snake-Bite Remedy --Crossing the Navidad --A Ludicrous Act --A Variety of Fences --Fencing an Acre with a Toothpick -- Chapter XVIII. Greyhounds --Coursing Jack-Rabbits.-" Give the Dogs a Start."--Law- lessness in 'I'exas --A Vendetta ---The Reign of Terror --John Wesley I-Iardin --Apologizing to the Widow --" Didn't know the Stranger." -- The Suttons Corralled --Drawing up a Treaty --Wes' Hardin inter- rupts the Court -- Some Sacred Spots. --The A{uFB01}luent Editor. --Bluf{uFB01}ng an Editor --The Archimedean Lever --The Texas Rangers --Wanted to be a Ranger --The "Cavortin' Cataclysm of the Calaveras Canyon." --Strategy --On the Trail. --The Long-Range Roarer of the Sierra Mojada -- More Strategy -- Chapter XIX. A Big Bore. -- " Hold up your I-Iands."-- Arrested for Horse~Stealing --- About to be Hung --The Bug from under the Wrong Chip --Saved -- ]im McSnifter. -- Luling --A Railroad Terminus. --A " Hoorah Town." --Characteristic of American Civilization. -- Mellowing Effects of Time. -- Irresistible Pioneers --Monte Joe, the Gambler --Wore Crape on his Hat --Little May --The Child and the Birds --Fairy-Tales --Death of Little May -- Chapter XX. Leaving Luling --The "Dry Year."-Couldn't raise even an Umbrella -- Climatic Reveries. --The Weather-Sharp. -- Grapes. -- Fort Bend County Claret --The Marine Editor of the Houston "Age" -- Effects of the Claret --" Run for Whiskey or a Doctor."--A Consumptive Cured.- "Old SangerIest."--Dead as vun Door-Kno ."--Pickling the Remains. ---" Cured, py Schingol" -- Chapter XXI. Approaching San Antonio. -- Mexican Teamsters, English Expletives. -- Mexi- can and Donkey -- Buenos Dias --Michael Sullivan's Spanish Lesson.- " No Entiendo, Senor."-- The Haythen. --- The " Quaint Old City"
Control code
61228976
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
672 p, [15] leaves of plates
Lccn
rc 01002689
Note
  • Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased from Guido Ransleben, 1977. Stamped: Alex Brinkmann, Comfort, Texas. Conditions: Cover partially detached; some pages detached. Fragile condition. Half-bound in leather over cloth covered boards. In container.
  • Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Gift of Clarence Schultz, 2010 (Access. No. 2010-111). Fragile condition. Clothbound.
Other physical details
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Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)61228976
Label
On a Mexican mustang, through Texas : from the Gulf to the Rio Grande, by Alex E. Sweet and J. Armoy Knox
Publication
Contents
  • An Eighteen-Carat Desperaclo --'I'he Man from Texas --An Awful Accident --Heroic Conduct of the Man from Texas --I-Iis Ranch on the Rio Frio --Invited to Texas -- Leaving New York --Arrival in Texas. --Galveston --Strange and Unique City.-Cosmopolitan Population. ---Diversity of Languages --Magni{uFB01}cent Beach --Tropica1 Vegetation. ---"Dreams of the Orient."--Board of Health --Disinfecting Dead Letters --The Pirate La{uFB01}tte --First Great Fraud in Louisiana --Jeal- ousy between Galveston and Houston --Sand-Crabs and Mud-Turtles. --Yellow-Fever Germs --The Infected Coffee-Bean.-Quarantine.- Two Thousand Dollars' Worth of Strategy -- Chapter II. Sunday in Galveston --I-Iouses built on the Sand --Bathing Facilities -- Expostulating with a Policeman --A Popular Fal1acy --'I'he Beach.- Scanty Costume --The Man with a Spy-Glass --'I'he Bar --A Thou- sand Per Cent --Acres of Calico --At Dinner --The Doctor -- The Procession. -- Extraordinary Out{uFB01}t --The Doctor's Arsenal --He want- ed to buy Beads for the Indians --All Aboard for Houston ---Buffalo Bayou --The Magnolia --Spanish Moss --Ninety-Five Degrees in the Shade --The Superannuated Old Hen-Coop --'I'en Miles of History.- Dry Seasons --" Let's Wood Up."--Shooting Alligators --Devastating the Boat's Commissary --The Journey of Life --Born with the Family Plate in his Mouth. -- Arrival at Houston. -- Houston in 1340. - "Infested with Red Ants and Methodists."--I-Iotel Chair-Sculptors --Competitive Lying --The Rooter Dog --" Green from the States."--Tropical Wel- corue --One Policeman to Fifteen Saloons -- Chapter IV. "Giving Galveston Hell."--Pluribus Unum, Nox Vomica, Vox Populi- Anchoring Galveston Island with an Artesian Well --Houston as a Seaport. --White-Winged Messengers of Commerce ---" Damned Sight of Curiosity for a Stranger."--A Blooded Grade of Mosquitoes --The Muscogee Indian --"Wild Unpremeditated Eloquence."--"Serni-Bar- baric Pictures of Homer."--Howling Jews-Harp, the Indian Chief.- ' The Doctor Disgusted --Another Idol Broken --The Noble Savage a Fraud --The Future of Houston -- Chapter V. In Search of Saddle-Horses. -- A Caballada. -- The Wild Steed of the Prairie --Yells Unearthly and Language Sulphureous --The Castilian Caballo --Alphabetical Vagaries. --A Picturesque Plug. --The Clay- bank Pony --Our Out{uFB01}t --The Texas Saddle --On Board a Mexican Mustang --A Corner in Com --Phenomenally Productive Soil --Im- mense Extent of Texas --R0mance in Figures --Speaking in Italics.- Swearing in Large Capitals -- Invented I-Iistory --" Sure, I'm in Texas Now."-Land of Desperadoes and Long-Horned Cattle --The London " Spectator," and John Wesley Hardin. -- Out on the Prairie --Bucking Ponies --A Moving Sight --No Pomp and Circumstance about Him.- Bucked -- Chapter VI. The Brazos Bottorn.-Money growing on Trees --The Oratorical Bore.- " Louder! Louder! Louder! "--The Old Plantation before the War.- The Negro as a Slave --The Negro as a Free Man --" Right Smart 0' Distance."--"Skirmishin' 'roun' fur Grub."--"I ain't no Fl0ssifer."-- Los Brazos de Dios --A Depraved Set --First American Colony in Texas --Free -uerxus Slave Labor. --The Story told by Judge Schultz. --An Unadulterated Lie -- Chapter VII. Sugar-Cane and Molasses --" You must furnish your own Barrels."--Mode of Travelling --Carnping Out --Unhorsed on the Prairie --A Woful Sight --AfterSupper Re{uFB02}ections --Night in the Woods --A Chorus of Demons --The Doctor's M1stake --A Reservoir of Mirth --A Ghastly Joke ---The Coyote. -- Room to think --A Place to practise Oratory. --Dinner in Camp -- Chapter VIII. In Search of Shelter --" Hello, There I "--The Old Ruin --The Hospitable Southern Planter --The Planter's Residence --The Colonel --" The Healthfullest Country in the World."--- Quinine --Corn-Bread and Fry. --"\'Vhen I kem Here in '46."--Game --Threatened with a Chill --- Fish-Stories by the Doctor --Piscatorial Lying by the Colonel.- "Cbawed up Considerable."--Needing Fresh Air --"Chills is Noth- in'."--The Absurd Potato-Bug --Man's Extremity the Mosquito's Opportunity. --"The Vittles sot Out."--The "Sweetnin'" gave Out.- Thousands of Cows and no Milk --The Hired Man's Grace before Meat --Four Dollars' Worth of Hospitality --Filing a Counter-Claim. Chapter IX. A Texas Negro -- Was it a Circus ?--Going to Camp-Meeting -- The Great Gun of the Occasion --Discharging the Gun --The Camp-Ground -- " A Mighty Movin' Preacher." -- " I's Tolerable, Thanky."-- The Negroes' Wonderful Power of Memorizing. -- The Hymn. --The Prayer. -- " Amen I Yes, Lord."-- " A Powerful Rattler of Dry Bones."--The Text: " Death in de Pot."-- " De Kingdom am a cornin'."--The Exhortation. --The Perorati0n --Religious Paroxysms -- Getting Religion --An E{uFB01}ectual Means of Grace --Improvising --Lost in the Woods --Directions as to the Way.-A Blazed Road -- Chapter X. Suffering from Thirst --In Search of Water --Deceptive Distances --A Sabbath Day's Journey --Mr. O'Lafferty burned the Biscuits --A Con- versational Cyclone --A Malicious S1ander --Matches that would not Ignite. --" Good Luck to Yez."-- Dry Seasons --The Norther --A Copious Breeze --Yesterday and To-day in Texas --The Strange1 and the Norther --Extraordinary Fall of a The1-mometer --T he Country Store --The Post-O{uFB02}ice -- A Position of Alleged Rest --A Smart Aleck. -- Luke Sneed, the Sceptic. -- " Thar ain't no Hell." -- Pete White's Ghost -- News of the Battle. --A Curious Coincidence
  • Chapter XI. Absorbing Cattle Statistics --Easy to get killed in Texas --Effects of call ing Mr. a Iiar --The Man, Dirks -- He wanted to be hung --No Malice, No Murder --An Atrocious Murder --Di{uFB01}'erence between the Allegata and the Probata. -- Self-Defence. --An Alibi. --A Defective In- dictment --Temporary Insanity --Sentenced to Death --Reprieved -- He left Texas to get hung ---The Tarantula --Association of Ideas.- Three Old Maids. --The Tune that killed the Cow. -- On an Irish Mountain --Tim the Gamekeeper. --The Murderous Old Earl. -- The White Hare --The Ghost of the Neighboring Chief. -- Lost in the Mists of the Mountain --Re{uFB02}ections on my Sinful Base-Ball Days.-The Moonshiners -- Chapter XII. A Corn-Bread-and-Co{uFB02}ee Hotel --Eagle Lake --An Enterprising Landlord. --Fooling with a Mortgage. -- The Drummer. -- " Mine Gotl Vat a Schmall Ped is Dot."--He wanted to " Schmoke a Leetle."--The Rem- nant --The Ranch Del Rio --Trying the Remedies -- He wanted to die in Peace. -- " Signs " on the Prairie. -- Buzzards as Detectives. -- Rounding Up --Cutting Out --Branding --More than the Calf-Skin would hold. --Throwing the I-.asso --No Enterprise about a Cow --Ear-Marks.- The Doctor Rounded Up -- Chapter XIII. Extent of Texas Cattle Business --Annual Exports --Mode of Raising Cattle --A Cattle-King. -- A Gorgeous Wedding-Present. --John Timon of San Patricio. -- The Cowboy. -- The Texas Cattle-Drive. -- Two Ounces of Truth to the Ton. -- Sam Grant, Captain of the Drive. --The best Stock-Range on Earth --Sam Grant's Story --On the Cattle-Trail. --Indians --Frontier Dick --The Whiskey all gone --Sorry he did not skin the Savages -- Chapter XIV. The Seedy-Looking Man --The Real-Estate Agent --Ela.stic Tales --The Immigration Agent. -- Eloquent Mendacity --The Old Veteran. --Ex- rraordinary Mortuary Statistics. -- Battle-Scarred Heroes. -- Frontier Elo- quence --Shaking him off --A Drug in the Market. --Health Legend. --A Shadow of Antiquity --Don Jose Ignacio Fuerte Vejez --Su{uFB02}er- ing for a Funeral --Back from the Valley of the Shadow --Was it the Padre, or the Devil? -- Chapter XV. We went Fishing --The Profane GeneraI --A Mexican Panther --"Dat ar Painter Nine Feet High."--A Joke on the General --Death of Mose Patterson's Work-Ox --English Immigrants --Letters to the Times.- A Briton's Grievance --PowerfuI Imagination --Rainfall in Texas.- New Philadelphia -- Raising a Disturbance with a Plough -- " A Blawst- ed Country."--Advice to Immigrants --Riding in a Circle -- He " Got I-Iungry."-- Interviewing an Immigrant --The English Yeoman ---" Ich Verstehe Sie Nicht."--The Man in Lynn, Mass --The Doctor tampers with the Immigrant Business --The Texas Navy -- Chapter XVI. Some Scraps of History --A.D. r582 --Slow in Settling Up --Missions of St. Francis of Assisi. --The Monk and the Soldier -- Indios Reduci- dos --Converting Indians with a Thumb-screw --The Backsliding In- dian Che-qua-que-ko. -- The Spanish Plan of Salvation. -- Religious Zeal and Enterprise --A.D. 169o-17r5 --Founding of Missions in Texas. --Robert Cavalier de La Sa1le --The French Colony --Our Lady of Guadaloupe. -- A.D. 1800. -- Scienti{uFB01}c Explorations. -- Philip Nolan. - An Empresario. -- Flush Times -- He didn't have the Boots. --Yearling Bulls the Circulating-Medium. --Ancient Spanish Document. --The Mar- quis de Casa Fuerte -- Chapter XVII. A.D. r822 --A High O{uFB01}icial --Calling out the Militia --The Political Chief --Curtailing Civil Liberty --The First Carpet-Bagger --Tamper- ing with Mexican Soldiers. --The Gem of Texas Liberty, Fifteen Buck- shot --Declaration of Texas Independence.-Cultivating the Genn --- Military Events --The Napoleon of the West --A.D. 1836 --The Re- public of Texas --Texas Keeping House --A Strain on the Imagina- tion.-A Bad Settlement --A Preaching --He didn't Swear --The Wrong Bottle --Poisoned --The Snake-Bite Remedy --Crossing the Navidad --A Ludicrous Act --A Variety of Fences --Fencing an Acre with a Toothpick -- Chapter XVIII. Greyhounds --Coursing Jack-Rabbits.-" Give the Dogs a Start."--Law- lessness in 'I'exas --A Vendetta ---The Reign of Terror --John Wesley I-Iardin --Apologizing to the Widow --" Didn't know the Stranger." -- The Suttons Corralled --Drawing up a Treaty --Wes' Hardin inter- rupts the Court -- Some Sacred Spots. --The A{uFB01}luent Editor. --Bluf{uFB01}ng an Editor --The Archimedean Lever --The Texas Rangers --Wanted to be a Ranger --The "Cavortin' Cataclysm of the Calaveras Canyon." --Strategy --On the Trail. --The Long-Range Roarer of the Sierra Mojada -- More Strategy -- Chapter XIX. A Big Bore. -- " Hold up your I-Iands."-- Arrested for Horse~Stealing --- About to be Hung --The Bug from under the Wrong Chip --Saved -- ]im McSnifter. -- Luling --A Railroad Terminus. --A " Hoorah Town." --Characteristic of American Civilization. -- Mellowing Effects of Time. -- Irresistible Pioneers --Monte Joe, the Gambler --Wore Crape on his Hat --Little May --The Child and the Birds --Fairy-Tales --Death of Little May -- Chapter XX. Leaving Luling --The "Dry Year."-Couldn't raise even an Umbrella -- Climatic Reveries. --The Weather-Sharp. -- Grapes. -- Fort Bend County Claret --The Marine Editor of the Houston "Age" -- Effects of the Claret --" Run for Whiskey or a Doctor."--A Consumptive Cured.- "Old SangerIest."--Dead as vun Door-Kno ."--Pickling the Remains. ---" Cured, py Schingol" -- Chapter XXI. Approaching San Antonio. -- Mexican Teamsters, English Expletives. -- Mexi- can and Donkey -- Buenos Dias --Michael Sullivan's Spanish Lesson.- " No Entiendo, Senor."-- The Haythen. --- The " Quaint Old City"
Control code
61228976
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
672 p, [15] leaves of plates
Lccn
rc 01002689
Note
  • Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased from Guido Ransleben, 1977. Stamped: Alex Brinkmann, Comfort, Texas. Conditions: Cover partially detached; some pages detached. Fragile condition. Half-bound in leather over cloth covered boards. In container.
  • Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Gift of Clarence Schultz, 2010 (Access. No. 2010-111). Fragile condition. Clothbound.
Other physical details
ill.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)61228976

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