The Mexia Weekly Herald (Mexia, Tex.), Vol. 12, Ed. 1 Thursday, December 28, 1911 Page: 7 of 8
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HE original cause
of the trouble was
j VU"M !n oirc"'!u^>
At the end of
that time It was
Had you lived
CO miles of Sun-
down ranch you
would have heard
of It. It possess-
ed a quantity of
Jet black hair, a
pair of extremely
frank, deep brown
eyes and a laugh
that rippled across
the prairie llkq
the sound of a hidden brook. The name
of it was Roslta McMullen; and she
was the daughter of old man McMul-
len of the Sundown sheep ranch.
There came riding on red roan
steeds—or, to be more explicit, on a
paint and a flea-bitten sorrel—two
wooers. One ^as Madison Lane and
the other was the Frio Kid. But at
that time they did not call him the
Frio Kid, for he had not earned the
honors of special nomenclature. His
name was simply Johnny Mclloy.
It must not be supposed that these
tVo were the sum of the agreeable
Kosita's admirers. The bronchos of a
dozen others champed their bits at
the long bitching rack of the Sun-
down ranch. Many were the sheeps'
eyes that were cast in those savannas
that did not belong to the flocks of
Dan McMullen. But of ajl the cava-'
Hers Madison Lane and Johnny Mc-
Roy galloped far ahead, wherefore
they are to be chronicled.
Madison Lane, a young cattleman
from the Nueces country, won the
race. He and Roslta were married one
Christmas day. Armed, hilarious, vo-
ciferous, magnanimous, the cowmen
and the sheepmen, laying aside their
hereditary hatred, Joined forces to
celebrate the occasion.
But while the wedding feast was at
its liveliest there descended upon It
Johnny McRoy, bitten by Jealousy,
like one possessed.
"I'll give you a Christmas present,"
he yelled, shrilly, at the door, with his
.45 in his hand. Even then he had
some reputation as an offhand shot.
His first bullet cut a neat underbit
In Madison Lane's right ear. The bar-
rel of his gun moved an inch. The
next shot would have been the bride's,
had not Carson, a sheepman, pos-
sessed a mind with triggers some-
what well oiled and in repair. The
guns of the wedding party had been
hung, in their belts, upon nails In the
wall when they sat at table, as a con-
cession to good taste. But Carson,
with great promptness, hurled his
plate of roast venison and frljoles at
McRoy, spoiling his aim. The second
bullet, then, only shattered the white
petals of a Spanish dagger flower sus-
pended two feet above Rosita's head.
The guests spurned their chairs
and Jumped for their weapons. It
was considered an improper act to
shoot the bride and groom at a wed-
ding. In about six seconds there were
twenty or so bullets due to be whiz-
zing in the direction of Mr. McRoy.
"I'll Ehoot better next time," yelled
Johnny; "and there'll be a next time."
He backed rapidly out the door.
The cattlemen swept out upon him,
calling for vengeance.
But the sortie failed in its ven-
geance. McRoy was on his horse and
away* . shouting back curses and
threats as he galloped into the con-
cealing chaparral.''; v- 1
That night was the birthnight of
the Frio Kid. He became thp- "bad
man" of that portion of th state. The
rejection of his suit bj? ,Miss McMul-
len tufned him to a dangerous man.
Whgn pfflcers went after him for the
shooting of Carson, he killed two o'
them, and entered upon the life of &n
outlaw. ' When he was. at last 4hot
and killed By a little one-armed Mex-
ican, who-was nearly dead himself
from fright, the Frio Kid had tho
deaths of 18 men on his head.
Many tales are told along the bor-
der of his Impudent courage and
daring. But he was not one of the
breed of desperadoes who have sea-
sons of generosity and eveh of soft-
ness. They say he never had mercy
on the object of his anger. Yet at
this and every Christmastlde it is
well to give each one credit, if it can
be done; for whatever, speck of good
ho may have possessed. If the Frio
Kid ever did a kindly act or felt a
t.hrob of generosity in his heart it was
■auce at such a time amLseason, and
this Is tho way it happened:
One December in the Frio country
t il« the Frio Kid! and his Satellite
and co-murgerer, Mexican Frank. The
Kid relne^l- in his mustang, and sat in
his saddle, thoughtful and grim, wlih
dangerously narrowing eyes..
"I don't kftow what I beeu t.hlnklng
about, Mex.'^he remarked in his usual
mild drawl, "to have forgot all about a
Christmas present I got to give. I'm
going to ride over tomorrow ulght and
nlioot Mudison Lane In his own house. |
lit* got my girl -Roslta would havu
had me If ho hadn't cut Into the game.
I wonder why I happened to overlook
It up to now?"
"Ah, shucks, Kid," said Mexican,
"don't talk foolishness. You know you
can't get within a mile of Mad Lane's
house tomorrow night. I seo old man
Allen day before yesterday, and ho
says Mad Is going to have Christmas
doings at iiis house. You remember
how you shot up the festivities when
Mud was married, and about the
threats you made? Don't you sup-
pose Mad Lane'l) kind of keep Ms eye
open' for a certain Mr. Kid? You
plumb make me tired, Kid, with sucfc
"I'm going," repeated tho Frio Kid,
without heat, "to go to Madison Lane's
Christmas doings, and kill him. I
ought to have done it a long time
"There's other ways of committing
suicide," advised Mexican. "Why don't
ynii gn and mirrender to the sheriff?"
tl'U get him," said the Kid.
Christmas eve fell as balmy as
April. Perhaps there waB a hint of
far away frostlness in the air, but it
tingled like seltzer, perfumed faintly
with late prairie blossoms and the
When night came the Ave or six
rooms of the ranch house were bright-
ly lit. In one room was a Christmas
tree, for the Lanes had a boy of three,
and a dozen or more guests were ex-
pected from the nearer ranches.
The guests had. arrived in buck-
boards and on horseback, and were
making themselves comfortable inside.
The evening went along pleasantly
The guests enjoyed and praised Rosi-
ta's excellent supper, and afterward
the-men scattered lrf groups about the
rooms or on the broad "gallery,"
smoking and chatting.
The Christmas tree, of course, de-
lighted the youngsters, and above all
were they pleased when Santa. Claus
hlmself-in magnificent white beard and
furs appeared and began to distribute
the toys. t
"It's my papa," announced Billy
Sampson, aged six. *
Berkly, a: sheepman, an old friend of
Lane, stopped Rostta as she was pass-
ing by him on the gallery,
"Well, Mrs. Lane," said he, "I sup-
pose by this Christmas you've gotten
over being afrald-of that fellow Mc-
JUDGED BY THEIR CLOTHES
Smart Cigar Store Clerk Ready With
Apolooy That by No Means
Herman i'Vl^ier tells tills story on
himself, according to tho New York
correspondent of the Cincinnati Times
Star. lie was in Washington on busi-
ness recently and met three or four
friends on the street. After a mo-
ment's chat he beckoned thein to
como with him. "I'm off the stuff,"
said ho, "but I wuut to buy you each
They happened to he in front of a
combination cigar and news stand at
the moment. Led by Mr. Fellner, they
ail trooped in. The clerk hurried to
the cigar case to wait upon them.
Before Mr. Fellner could lndicato his
wishes the clerk had slapped a box
on the glass case. "Here y' are," said
he. "Best dime smoker in town."
Mr. Fellner Is sort of fussy about
his smokes. He looked at the cigar
then shoved the box away. "Have
you no other price?" he asked.
The clerk shoved the box In the
case. "Sure tiling," said ho. "My mis-
take and your treat."
Having pulled off this time-worn
witticism, he addressed Mr. Fellner
confidentially. "Your clothes sort of
fooled me," said he. "You fellers are
a pretty well-dressed lot, you know,"
Then he put another box on the coun-
ter. "Here," said he, "is the best
nickel smoker in the village."
"Oh, Thank You!"
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with eczema when but a few weeks
old. His little face was covered with
sores even to back of his ears. The
poor little fellow suffered very much.
The sores began as pimples, his little
face was disfigured very much. We
hardly knew what he looked like. The
face looked like raw meat. We tied
little bags of cloth over his hands to
prevent him from scratching. He was
very restless at night, his little face
"We consulted two doctors at Chi-
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After trying all the medicine of the
two doctors without any result, we
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Oct. 26, 1910. Although Cuticura Soap
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IN THE BARNYARD.
Roy, haven't you? Madison and I have
talked about it, you know."
"Very nearly," said Roslta, smiling,
"but I am still nervous sometimes. I
shall never forget that awful time
when he came so near killing us."
"He's the most cold-hearted villain
In the world," said Berkly. "The clti-
sens all along the border ought to turn
out and hunt him down like a wolf."
"He has committed awful crimes,"
said Rosita, "but—I—don't—know. 1
think there is a spot of good some-
where in everybody. He was not al
ways bad—that I know."
Roslta turned Into the hallway be-
tween the rooms. Santia Claus, In muf-
fling whiskers and furs, was Just com-
ing through. .
"I heard what you said through the
window, Mrs. Lane," he said. "I was
Just .going down in my pocket "for a
Christmas present for your husband.
But I've left one for you, instead. It's
in the room to your right."
"Oh, thank you, kind Santa Claus,"
naid Rosita, brightly.
Rosita went into the room, while
£anta Claus stepped into the coolei
air of the yard. v
She found no one in the room but
"Where is my present that Santa
said he left for me in here?" she
asked. -* •'* '
"Haven't seen anything in the way
of a present," said her husband, laugh-
ing, "unless he could have meant me."
The next day Gabriel -Radd, the
foreman of the X O ranch, dropped
Into the post office at Loma Alta.
"Well, the Frio Kid's got his dose
of lead at last," be remarked to the
"That so? How'd it happen?"
"One of old Sanchez's Mexican
sheep herders did It—think of it! the
Frio*Kid killed by a sheep herder!
Tho Greaser , saw him riding along
past his camp ajjout twelve o'clock
last night, and was bo ekecred that ho
up with a Winchester and let "him
have it. Funniest part Qf it was that
the Kid was dressed all up with white
Aiigonisliln Whiskers and a xrgulai
Santy. Claus rig-out from, bead to foot
Think of the Frio Kid playing Santyl"
(Copyright, 1810, by F. U Nelson.)
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It gives him a vent for his temper,
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