belonging to the Hensley Brothers, and [as?] all of the land on either side and adjoining pastures were fenced, this left this place running between the other [rancher?] in the [shape?] of a lane and it became widely known over the plains as the Twenty-Two Lane. Well when I heard that panther I didn't know what it was. It sounded to me [?] of like the hurrah a bunch of boys make when they are out playing ball.” Judge Brown leaned back in his chair and held his hands together as if he were expecting a ball to curve into his direction [most?] any minute. “ That was what it sounded like and it seemed to me as if I could just see them. This fellow here had thrown the ball away yonder and the boys down there was running and holding up his hands - and all the other boys were laughing and clapping their hands. It was like that, clapping, and laughing and hollering. I [sat?] up in bed and listened, then it came again - of course I knew it couldn't be boys playing ball way out there on the ranch in the middle of the night. I always was a light sleeper and that night I was kind of worried about my cows too. The day before we had taken a big bunch of cattle down to the [Santa?] Fee stock-yards. The Santa Fee let me put my cattle in their pens and so I had the calves cut away from the cows and was holding them in the pens, while we brought the cows back up to my ranch. The cows bawled and milled around so I got afraid they would break out and I went and got on my pony and rode around the fence keeping them back until about [10?] o'clock when it began to rain, and I had to go in the house. It must have been about an hour or so later when that strange noise woke me. After awhile I got to sleep again and the next morning the first thing I did was to go out and [examine?] the fence. It was still holding the cattle and I went in to breakfast. Then my hired man came in. “Did you hear that panther last night?” He asked me. “Panther,” I said.” The Judge laughed. " My hired man said he had heard a many one/ and that he went out of his tent and listened. He said it was over [west?] toward the field.”
Judge Brown said they went down there and found the panther's tracks where he had crossed a road and [gone?] toward Indian Ridge. After that a neighbor told them that he found the [carcass?] of a calf - that had been killed and partly eaten by this panther.