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A Ruler of Men
Now and then some passenger with a shred of soul and
self-respect left to him turned to offer remonstrance; but
the blue uniform on the towering figure, the fierce and
conquering glare of his eye and the ready impact of his
ham-like hands glued together the lips that would have
When the train was full, then he exhibited to all who
might observe and admire his irresistible genius as a ruler
of men. With his knees, with his elbows, with his shoul-
ders, with his resistless feet he shoved, crushed, slammed,
heaved, kicked, flung, pounded the overplus of passengers
aboard. Then with the sounds of its wheels drowned by
the moans, shrieks, prayers, and curses of its unfortunate
crew, the express dashed away.
"That's him. Ain't he a wonder?" said Kansas Bill
admiringly. "That tropical country wasn't the place for
him. I 'wiish the distinguished traveller, writer, war cor-
respondent, and playwright, Richmond Hobson Davis,
could see him now. O'Connor ought to be dramatized."
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Henry, O., 1862-1910. Rolling Stones, book, 1912; Garden City, New York. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139359/m1/63/: accessed April 26, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Austin History Center, Austin Public Library.