Border Boss: Captain John R. Hughes - Texas Ranger

Overview

Naturally self-effacing and deferential, Captain John Reynolds
Hughes is not as famous today as his publicity-hog contemporary Captain Bill McDonald. Yet, Texas Rangers of the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries considered him an authentic hero, a straight-ahead lawman that did his job and left the talking to journalists. Hughes became a ranger in 1887, serving in the celebrated Frontier Battalion. In 1900, he won appointment as captain in command of Company D. During ...
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Overview

Naturally self-effacing and deferential, Captain John Reynolds
Hughes is not as famous today as his publicity-hog contemporary Captain Bill McDonald. Yet, Texas Rangers of the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries considered him an authentic hero, a straight-ahead lawman that did his job and left the talking to journalists. Hughes became a ranger in 1887, serving in the celebrated Frontier Battalion. In 1900, he won appointment as captain in command of Company D. During his long career he served primarily along the Texas-Mexico border where his word became law. State offi cials subsequently promoted him senior captain,
moving his headquarters to Austin. Hughes retired in 1915-having served as ranger and captain longer than any man on the force.
This State House Press reprint of Border Boss makes this Texas classic available to a new generation of readers and introduces them to one of the bravest rangers who ever sported the cinco peso.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780938349501
  • Publisher: McWhiney Foundation
  • Publication date: 2/5/2010
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 270
  • Sales rank: 1,433,534
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.61 (d)

Meet the Author

Jack Martin, noted magazine author and former New York City feature syndicate writer, was born in 1901. Little else is know about Martin. 
Wick Fowler states Martin was a "former New York City newspaperman and Texan 'by adoption.'" Border Boss is the only book written by Martin.

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According to Hughes' calculations, the outlaws would arrive shortly after midnight, during the first few minutes of Christmas Day. And his calculations proved correct. At exactly, quarter past twelve, the waiting men heard the hoof beats of approaching horses. He hissed a low signal, made certain that Outlaw and Terry were ready, then took position beside Aten.

The moon was shining brightly, and soon they saw the two horsemen coming slowly up the trail. Hughes recognized them as the Odle brothers, and nudged Aten with his elbow to convey the identification.

He and the sergeant waited quietly until the horsemen were almost upon them, then stepped simultaneously onto the trail.

"Texas Rangers!" Hughes shouted. "You're surrounded—throw down your guns!"

The startled horsemen drew in their mounts. For a moment there was complete silence. Then the leader moved quickly in his saddle. "Let 'em have it!" he yelled.

His pistol cracked, and instantly the air was full of flying lead.

The fight was over in thirty seconds. At the end of that time, the outlaws lay in the roadway, and their mounts were galloping wildly across the range. Will Odle was killed almost instantly. Alvin Odle died within a few minutes.

When news of the battle and the extermination of the dreaded brothers reached Vance and Barksdale, citizens prepared a note of thanks which was sent to Captain Jones. With the Odles properly disposed of, the message read, ranchers could breathe easier again.

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Table of Contents

Preface

I-Indian Territory

II-Ranching

III-Ranger Recruit

IV-Two Detectives

V-Ore Thieves at Shafter

VI-Ranger Sergeant

VII-Ranger Captain

VIII-The Glass Mountain Battle

IX-Personal Assignment

X-Odd Jobs

XI-The Rio Grande City Riot

XII-Protecting the Border

XIII-Retirement

XIV-Conclusion

Bibliography

Index

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