Forty years at El Paso, 1858-1898; recollections of war, politics, adventure, events, narratives, sketches, etc., by W. W. Mills. Page: 34 of 163
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FORTY YEARS AT EL PASO. 37
watchdog. The merchants of the village had employed
a Mr. Cullimore (now of Austin, Tex.), familiarly called
"Bones," to patrol the town of nights.
That night about 2 o'clock I heard the report of
both barrels of "Bones'" shotgun resounding in the
little plaza, and his voice calling to me to "look out,
Mills!" Robbers, probably the same party, had commenced
to dig out the same window and had half finished
the work when "Bones" fired on them without
effect. They fled, of course, and left only a hat and
handkerchief on the ground as remembrances. It was
long before any one would sleep alone in that store.
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Mills, William W. Forty years at El Paso, 1858-1898; recollections of war, politics, adventure, events, narratives, sketches, etc., by W. W. Mills., book, 1901; Chicago. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth6112/m1/34/?q=Forty%20Years%20at%20El%20Paso,%201858-1898:%20Recollections%20of%20War,%20Politics: accessed May 29, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .