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Editorial Gossip

Even three years after his death in 1880, the name "Texas Jack" remained a stand-in for a certain kind of reckless courage.

From the Lancaster, New York, Times, July 19, 1883:

There is a young lady at Lapeer, Minnesota, who spends most of her time going to her husband's funerals. She is but eighteen years of age, and has been married three times, and her husbands are all dead. If she is going to keep that kind of thing up all her lifetime she will have the men all cleaned out of Minnesota.
She ought to buy a small graveyard and hire an undertaker by the year. It will take a man with as much nerve as Texas Jack to put himself up as the fourth candidate. There is an easy way out of the world for someone contemplating suicide.

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