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TWO TEXAS RANGERS DEFY 30Q MEXICAN REBELS
Webster and Moore, the two nervy Texas Rangers.
By W. G. Shepherd.
Fabens," Texas, May 30. Four'
miles behind us ' was -the Riot
Grande; before us a,dry-river bed,
that the Rio Grande once desert
ed. .!'"' '
Here I rode a hundred miles
with 30 American cavalrymen,
Troop Bj of the Fqurth cavalry,
trying to locate- the reaU border'
between Mexico and "the United
States, for the line is very indef
Coming to a clearing,' along a
rough wagon road, the American
troops suddenly faced 300 of Or
ozco's revolutionary soldiers.
Only the road' between.
The Mexican horsemen lined
up not more than a city block dis-'
tant, and held out their carbines,
as if to shoot.
A single shot was fired in the
rebel ratjks, hut no one heard the
whistle of a bullet.
"Are you sure we're in the
United" States?" asked Lieuten
ant C. A. Dougherty, in command,
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