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RANGERS AND SOVEREIGNTY.
where my camp was, and see if the "sky was all
clear". I left my wife in Mason, with my friends,
Mr. and Mrs. Henry M. Holmes. Mr. Holmes was
the private secretary of Governor "Sul" Ross. I
went on up to my camp and found matters quiet. I
returned to Mason within ten days, and took Mrs.
Roberts up to Menardville, where we were to take
our Ranger quarters for the winter.
There was not a house in the town that was in any
way related to a saw mill, and brick yards were away
back in older civilization. We engaged board with
Mr. and Mrs. John Scott. Mrs. Scott was postmaster
at Menardville, and she was an estimable lady. She
had plenty of work to do besides a pen full of cows to
milk. I volunteered to milk the cows for her, but she
told me that "they wouldn't let John come into the
pen". I insisted that she should give me the pail and
let me try it, which she did. I walked into the pen,
and milked the cows without any difficulty, and I
guess John Scott hates me for it yet.
I prepared quarters for us, about one and one-half
miles from the town, and we soon went into camp.
Here we spent our honey-moon, with sweet old King
Nature, watching the wild ducks and geese splash in
the beautiful water of the San Saba River. Our only
music was the gobble of wild turkeys and the splash
of beavers' tails against the water, and our little string
band in camp, sent a wireless message back-to Home
Here’s what’s next.
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