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The Dallas Morning News - May 24 1895
Sent by Bunny Freeman  CC of  Henderson County, Texas


Big Springs, Howard Co., Texas, April 29 --
Mr. W. B. Miller, in charge of a herd of cattle of the W. U. B. company, was driving them from Kimble county to White Lake ranch, in Baylor county, and being hot and thirsty, they rushed into a lake of salt water a few miles west of here to drink.  About 300 head have died today and further loss is feared.

The Dallas Morning News - Oct 12 1895


Mr. Jasper N. Mabray Has Read The News Ever Since It Started.

Brady, Tex., Aug 28. -- To the News: I see a request in the Simi-Weekly News to the old patrons of the The Galveston News.  I was in Galveston when the first copy of The Galveston News was published.  I became a subscriber then and continued a subscriber until October. 1892, when I changed my subscription from the Galveston to The Dallas News.  I had no fault to find with the old News, but the locals about Dallas interested me more and both are run by the same company and brains.

Jasper Mabry
I was born in Alabama in 1800, came to Texas in 1839     from Mississippi; served as a Texas ranger during the republic, the last year under Captain S. P. Ross (ex-Governor Suys father); went through the Mexican war; was at the storning of Monterey in 1846; went to California in 1849; was badly wounded on the trip in Arizona in a fight with Apache Indians; returned to Texas; was married and settled in the territory of Bosque county in 1851.  There was only one family living in the county when we moved there.  Eweil Everett.  The first white child born in Bosque was mine.  She married T. J. Randal; is now a widow with a large family and lives in Meridian, Bosque county.  I was personally acquainted with all the presidents of the republic of Texas.  I was well acquainted with and have voted for all the governors of Texas except E. J. Davis, Hogg and the present incumbent.  I am drawing a pension of $12 a month as a crippled survivor of  the Mexican war.  I am 73 years old; live in McCulloch county, Tex. Brady postoffice.


MR. F. L. Bannowsky a Reader of The News More Than Forty Years.

London, Kimble Co., Tex., Sept. 17.  To The News: In answer to the request of The News for all who have been readers or subscribers for forty years or longer, I am one who claims this honor.
    I had a number of copies of the The News in the early, 50s, printed on brown wraper paper.  In 1853 I moved first to Georgetown, Williamson county, from there to Burnet county, then on the extreme frontier. I engaged there chiefly in the raising of cattle and horses, the horses I had frequently to divide with poor Lo and he was not always an honest divider, taking often all or nearly all.  In 1882 I left Burnet county for Kimble county to get elbow room, you know; and so I am here hale and hearty in my 75 year eager for the next copy of the News a full wool dyed democrat without a collar.
                                                                                                                                    F. L. BANNOWSKY

F. L. Bannowsky was born in upper Silesla February 8, 1821 and by education was intended for the army, but preferred to learn the trade of cabinet maker, which business he followed from April 1835 to October 1842, when he was drafted in the Prussian army.  After serving two years he was discharged a corporal and in 1845 was made lieutenant in the landwehr.  Having acted during the carze year 1849


on the wrong side, he sought the climate of Texas, the more healthy.  Mr. Bannowky writes as follows: "I left German in the fall of 1849, leaving my present wife, whom I had married in April 1846, and two children, one a babe in arms.   My wife arrived in Texas in December 1850.  I found work as a house joiner under Jacob Shannon, a then old settler and planter of Montgomery county.  He was also postmaster at Sannon's postoffice and there I learned to speak English and also learned to read.  My spelling book and reader was The Galveston News, which paper I have been reading with few short interruptions until the present.  In 1851 I moved to Matagorda and after a short residence there moved to Wharton, where I became a regular subscriber to The News.  After nearly a year's residence I removed on the East Bernard and later on on the Brazos river, below San Felipe.  My health failing I moved in the late fall, 1853, first to Georgetown, Williamson county, and in the spring of 1854 into Burnet county, then the extreme frontier, engaging in the raising of cattle and fine horses which business I am engaged yet.  In 1891 getting crowded for range in Burnet county I took one more move to grass and settled at my present home.  I have raised a family of two daughters and three boys of my own and one orphan boy, who at the age of 25 years is still living with me.  My own children are all married and have sixteen grandchildren and one great granddaughter 3 years old.  My boys are all like myself pure democrats, but none of us wear a collar.  Never bosted office, but in Burnet county was made justice of peace and served eight years, two terms before the war and three years during the war and was one of Jack Hamilton's appointees.  I am now in my 75th year, still hale and love Texas and The News.

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