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Chicago & Alton Railroad in South Texas when cattle went via St. Louis or Kansas City and on to Chicago. He bought many thousand of fat beef cattle on his own account and shipped them to market.
In 1892 Mr. Jennings, while associated with John R. Blocker, Jesse Presnall, Andy Armstrong, Sr., and W. C. Irvin, shipped 18,000 head of cattle from Frio, LaSalle, Dimmitt and Zavalla counties to the Ponca Osage Indian Reservation. The transaction turned out very disastrously, for in that year cows were sold on the Kansas City markets as low as sixty-five cents a hundred, and $2.50 was a big price for a good steer. Mr. Jennings acquired extensive ranch interests in South Texas and in Mexico, being associated with T. J. and John Blocker in the Piedra Blanca Ranch in Northern Mexico.
John B. Slaughter was born in Sabine county, Texas, December 15th, 1848, and had a life of singular success
John B. Slaughter is a cattleman by birth and education. Born on the frontier in Sabine county, as soon as he could ride a pony, he was kept at work on his father's ranch, with occasional intervals devoted to rounding up cattle. This he followed until his seventeenth year when he went up the trail, driving for his father and brother,