The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 45, July 1941 - April, 1942 Page: 23
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The Laredo City Election and Riot of 1886 23
But with all the bitter feeling engendered by the riotous
conflicts of former campaigns, time, the great healer, inter-
vened before the next city election in Laredo, and the hatchet
had apparently been buried, for in the issue of April 6, 1887,
the Laredo Times remarked:
"'We are a band of brothers,' was the appropriate
air for the election yesterday all day long. Botas and
Guaraches fraternized, in some instances the latter
voting the only ticket in the field, simply snatching off
the head, 'Democratic Ticket.' That's the good new
So peace reigned on the Rio Grande once more!
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