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Trouble on Texas Border

Trouble on Texas Border

Fort Stockton, Texas, Nov 9, 1912 - The fact that this town has the only saloon in a radius of nearly 100 miles has caused a Mexican-American race outbreak. Two Mexicans were killed and three wounded last night and today all Americans are armed, with a patrol watching all the streets.

A band of Mexicans last night disarmed Constable Tom Scott and were shooting at him when Sheriff Baker came upon the scene and opened fire with a pistol. When the smoke cleared, Francisco Salinas and Brubencio Gonzales were dead and six others were wounded.

The trouble was the outcome of a weeks drinking and gambling debauch by a squad of Mexican railroad laborers, who had been working in prohibition territory for several months. It is planned to keep Mexican railroad laborers from entering the town tonight. Rangers from El Paso are expected to arrive tomorrow.






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