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February 6, 1912
Snyder Hotel Scene of Fight, J. P. THORPE, DUD PROSSER and R. L. MCLEAN in General Mix-up
Among a few of Snyder’s citizens last Sunday night, there was a difficulty, which, if it had occurred across the Rio Grande in Mexico between the federal troops and the rebels, would have been designated as a great battle. Enough blood was spilled in this hand-to-hand conflict to make if of some consequence.
Just what it was all about is not known, and probably will never come to light. But where are enough wounds on the them to bear testimony to a disagreement which culminated in a free-for-all fight.
J. P. THORPE, DUD PROSSER and R. L. MCLEAN, the story goes, were drinking rather freely and went down to the Park Hotel for the purpose of having a game at cards. The game had not been in progress a great while before there was a disagreement which precipitated the fight. From the meager facts obtainable it seems that Thorpe and Prosser were arrayed against McLean, who, to protect himself from the other two, drew a long knife and used it rather freely. As a result, Thorpe was cut in 13 or 14 places about the head and fact, on the body and a long slash on the thigh.
In retaliation, Thorpe or Prosser seized a lamp and burst it over McLean’s head and with the broken parts chopped his head and face into a pulp…neither of the men engaged in a fight would swear that an assault to kill was intended. So the only information lodged against men was for a breach of the peace, simple assault and gambling.
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