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RANGERS AND SOVEREIGNTY.
the evidence could and would be brought against him,
to convict him on our side, and if he was not extradited
we would fix him in Texas.
Shortly after that, a Mexican was coming into New
Laredo, from the interior of Mexico, with some fancy
goods to sell at New Laredo, including some very fine
Mexican hats. He was held up about twenty miles
from Laredo, and robbed of everything he had by
Mexicans. He came into Laredo and reported it to
the Major in command, and he sent him right over
to me. The Major advised me to send a scout up the
river, and he would send a scout up the river on his
side. I sent a scout up the river, and about 25 miles
above Laredo they came in sight of an old ranch located
on the river. When they got near the ranch they
saw some men running away from the ranch, and
making for the river. The Rangers ran up to the
ranch, looked in the old building, and saw some fine
Mexican hats and other goods in there, which told
them that those men were the robbers. The Rangers
put spurs to their horses and made the gravel fly in
Pursuit. They got to the river just as the robbers
Were getting out of the water on Mexican soil. That
water didn't stop the Rangers much. They were "onto
their job". Very soon the bullets began to fly at
the robbers, and they ran into a chaparral thicket and
the Rangers kept "fogging" them, until they all quit
their horses, and took cover through the thick brush.
Just then the Mexican scout came up from the Mex
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