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San Jose Mercury - California Newspaper - Sep 24 1885

Sent by Bunny Freeman  CC of  Henderson County, Texas



 LOVERS KILLED.
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Fatal Shooting Affray in Kimble County, Texas.
 
Mason, (Tex.), Sept. 23 -- Near Junction City, Kimble county, a Mexican named Gonzales became enamored of the daughter of a well-to-do neighbor named Mortez.  The latter forbid Gonzales his house.  Mortez, accompanied by his daughter and a young son and a gentleman named Coleman, were camping out on Monday, when Gonzales put in his appearance and attempted to entice the daughter away.  Being discovered, he opened fire on Mortez and Coleman and both returned the fire.  Gonzales and the girl were both killed and the brother fatally wounded.  Mortez and Coleman have been arrested.