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Chas. D. Dixon, M. D.
crime, but claimed that they had quarreled and that the old
man had attacked him, and he killed him in self defence.
He was tried three times, the first time he received the
death penalty, the second time a hung jury, and a third time
an acquittal. He attempted to rape his young lady stenog-
rapher several years ago at Houston. For this he was tried
three times, and escaped the penitentiary by one of the
jurors holding out on two occasions. The second trial the
presiding judge when he dismissed the jury, used these
words, "On my own motion I transfer this case to San
Jacinto County, as I believe it will not be so easy to reach
the jury as it seems to be here." Hughes made the state-
ment that this case cost him twelve thousand dollars.
Hughes ran offices several years in Houston under various
names, as Dr. H. S. Broyles, Dr. Green and Co., Dr. L. A.
Sterns, Dr. Edward Parlan, Dr. Allen, Dr. N. A. Haislip, Dr.
Marable, and the German American Specialist. The activ-
ity of the Harris County Medical Society became so great
in having his victims file suit against them that the field
was no longer profitable. So he left the country. Federal
indictments have been obtained against his men. Some of
them have been sent to prison and some have left between
suns. So the great King-Hughes Specialists in men's di-
seases, are a thing of the past in Texas.
This dispenser of wonderful "cures" was run out of
Springfield, Ill., and blew into San Antonio during the win-
ter of 1913. He opened an office, and ran a glaring adver-
tisement lauding his wonderful ability to cure suffering
men and sometimes women. His medical career only lasted
about two months. He discovered that there was a better
opening just over the hill for a doctor of his wonderful
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Dixon, Chas. D. (Charles D.). The Menace, an Exposition of Quackery Nostrum Exploitation and Reminiscences of a Country Doctor, book, 1914; San Antonio, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth143569/m1/53/: accessed April 26, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting University of Texas Health Science Center Libraries.