Henry Hurley Murder.1869

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Henry Hurley Murder.1869 - purchasing, has and Horrid Tragedy In hrxth...
purchasing, has and Horrid Tragedy In hrxth c»nnty. -US IXSANE M.W MTJBDEIIS TTTS FATHER, HIS CHILD AND A CITIZEN. The Waco Register, of the 22d, some of the particulars of one of uusam- I mos t heart rending tragedies it lias say- been our duty to record. Oa last the day night week, James JlcCarfcy, losing j in a St of insanity murdered in j father, his own little son six j years of age, and a neighbor, the sup- j Henry Hurley; al! the parties Erath county. The circumstances, as far as the ieter could gather the horrid details, as follows :" indebted agent, Agricultural the from learn ago, be of lowest lands stock, a is made. the into direction For some months, ai; different times, Jas. McCarty had shown signs of mental aberatiou. On the day previous to the dreadful occurrence, McCarty expressed expressed the wish, to his ·wife, to be baptized right away- by the Kev. Mr. Hurley. ' Ho soon left his home on Duffau Creek and proceeded up the creek several miles to where his Jas. McCurty, Sr., lived. He told his father his intentions of being baptized by Mr. Hurley, but his father persuaded persuaded him to remain where he was would go after Mr. Hurley, who several miles off. The sou agreed to this, but when, in the evening, tho father returned with Mr. Hurley, it found that tho son had gone back home. The father and Mr. Hurley followed to the residence of the insane insane man. Bcil-timo came and all retired for the uiglit, Mr. MeCarty, E fr., and Hurley occuping the same bed in a separate room In the night, the ivifu ot McCarty, Jr., was aroused by her husband, who demanded a light, and was looking for his six-shooter. Sirs. AlcCarty was alarmed, escaped tho house and screamed, but too late. The insane man made ready his pistol, entered the where his lather and Mr. Hurley of I sleeping, and shot both in the ' is supposed, before they awoke. Ife then called his little son and bade sit down on the door step and quiet until ho returned. The father tlien went to the creek, a little to and . i off and S ot "· rock - --Returning with ordered t h e cLild t o lean over | and j Ug ^ ft b n e R r the child was sitting. Theinno- State.' cent child obeyed, when the move- one blow from the rock, mashed the lts Drains, the made of Jas. McCarty, Jr., is not far from years of age, has always home an irreproachable character for industry, sobriety, sobriety, and integrity, and was universally universally esteemed as a good eitizun. The Rev. Henry Hurley and Jaraes j McCarty, Sr., were both old and I nent citixens of Erath, aged and i haired men. They were both nniver- h i m ! ? all J esteemed and respected. Erath Club of had no better citixens "than they. As soon as possible after the the insane man was arrested. Ho as pos- j brought to Meridian and was a lower i been examined on Monday He 3 .t is thought he will be sent to the at Austin, ;

Clipped from The Galveston Daily News26 Sep 1869, SunPage 4

The Galveston Daily News (Galveston, Texas)26 Sep 1869, SunPage 4
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