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when we reached the ranch he had his remuda in the pen and was catching a horse to come to us. There were sixteen smugglers, while I had eight men in my command."
In 1884 I went on the trail for M. A. Withers of Lockhart. We left the Teague ranch in LaSalle county about the first of April with 4,300 aged steers for Ogallala, Nebraska. Gus Withers, a real man, was our trail boss. That spring was a wet one, and besides having to swim swollen streams and contend with stampedes and thunder storms, we experienced a siege of Spanish itch and pink-eye. In the quicksands .of the North Canadian River we lost two horses, and the Indians were very troublesome. I remember when we went out the Nueces Canyon we crossed the Nueces River twenty-eight times
I am always pleased to meet up with the old boys of those good old days, to