True stories of old Houston and Houstonians: historical and personal sketches / by S. O. Young. Page: 213
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HOUSTON AND HOUSTONIANS 213
long before the captain began abusing his old enemy, and making
threats against him. The doctor, hearing of this, went home,
for his bravery and courage were of such high order that no
one could question his motive and he could afford to do so in
order to avoid trouble. About four o'clock sme injudicius
friend went to the doctor's house and told him the captain was
in "The Shades," abusing him and declaring that he (the doctor)
had run to the hole. The doctor said nothing but after his
friend had left he got his six-shooter and went down to "The
Shades" to investigate. The captain and his son had gone upstairs
and were playing billiards. The doctor entered the room
smoking a long-stemmed meerschaum pipe. Drawing his pistol
he said: "Defend yourself, captain. I have come to kill you."
The captain was as eager for a fight as was the doctor, but he
was by no means as cool as the latter. They both fired together,
the captain's shot going wild, but the doctor's ball piercing the
captain's breast, who went down in a heap. Now right here
occurred a repetition of what had occurred in the street a year
or two before. Old man Pannel, the same I wrote about the
other day, grabbed the doctor from behind and attempted to
pinion his arms. The captain's son reversed his billard cue and
was advancing on the doctor for the purpose of braining hint
with it. The doctor, finding it useless to argue with Pannell and
being unable to free himself, turned his pistol on Pannell and shot
him through the arm. Being free he then shot the captain's son
and that ended the affair. The captain lingered between life and
death for three or four months but got well. The son soon recovered,
while Pannell was taken in charge by the doctor and
soon restored to health.
Of course, there were a number of killings took place on this
corner, where the killers and victims were sports and hard characters.
I remember one or two of these, but I pass them by
and use only the two I have given above, for they were between
persons of high social prominence and serve to illustrate the
cosmopolitan character of "The Shades," if I can use the term
in that connection.
+ 4 4
HE other night I was passing along the Carolina Street side
of the Turnverein grounds when it occurred to me that
just in the middle of that block was where I had seen
the first dead Confederate soldier. I saw thousands of dead
ones after that but none that left such an impression on my
mind as did that first one. He was a member of the Turnverein
company organized and commanded by Captain E. B. H. Schneider
at the breaking out of the war. The company was one of
the best that left Houston for the front and made quite a name
for itself. It was composed entirely of members of the Turnverein,
which organization had been perfected some years before.
'pA be exact, the Verein was organized on January 14, 1854, and
Here’s what’s next.
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Young, Samuel Oliver. True stories of old Houston and Houstonians: historical and personal sketches / by S. O. Young., book, 1913; Galveston, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth24646/m1/213/: accessed May 30, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .