The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 45, July 1941 - April, 1942 Page: 10
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freely bandied about on either side and the night's rest seemed
this morning to have simply revivified fighting energies. Every-
body waked up ugly and pining for a scrap. Offensive partisans
were thicker than the hair on a dog's back.""
The Guarache party continued its celebration by bringing the
cannon down near the old high school and firing it off, so
frightening the children and teachers that school was dismissed.
At the request of J. J. Haynes of the Guaraches and Sheriff
SAnchez of the Botas, the celebrants moved away from the
vicinity of the school, and then began concentrating their fol-
lowers toward the west end of Iturbide, then known as Main
The Bota hall was on Iturbide (Main) Street, upstairs over
Las Dos Repdblicas, and here gathered the Bota following,
determined to hold a procession celebrating their victory. Dur-
ing the early morning some of the younger and more enthusi-
astic followers of the Botas concluded to hold a mock funeral
and bury a Guarache in effigy. They formulated and had
printed in Spanish a "funeral notice," inviting the Guaraches
to attend their own funeral, which they distributed freely over
the towns on both sides of the river." This "funeral notice"
bore a weeping willow tree at the top, and translated reads:
at six o'clock in the afternoon there died in this city
and in the FLOWER OF THEIR YOUTH
THE CLUB GONZALEZ-GUARACHE
and its periodicals La Voz del Pueblo (The Voice
of the People) and La Geringa (The Syringe),
(MAY THEY REST IN PEACE).
Their devoted partizans, in announcing to the Grand Democratic
Circle LA BOTA and to the Society "UNION MEXICANA," such
sad, premature and foreseen event, request their members and
followers to raise to the Supreme Being the prayers that their
piety may dictate, for the eternal repose of the deceased, and to
be present at the funeral and burial that will take place today at
three o'clock in the afternoon.
The funeral cortege will gather in the hall of LAS Dos REPUBLICAS.
LAREDO, TEXAS, APRIL 7, 1886.
"San Antonio Express, April 8, 1886.
"STranscript, testimony of Dario SAnchez, p. 141, J. J. Haynes, p. 52.
"San Antonio Express, April 13, 1886; Galveston News, April 15, 1886;
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