Dates: 1855-1898
Born in: Coles Country, Illinois
Major Events

Son of a Presbyterian minister

1883:began to work for St. Louis Globe-Democrat

Began to work for several Texas newspapers

1890: began his own newspaper, Austin Iconoclast; failed after two years, but revived in Waco in 1894

At height, claimed readership of 100,000 world-wide

Died in gun battle with one of his enemies

Major Publications

The Complete Works(1919)

The Buck Negro
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