Lewellen Burroughs 3 Mar 1887 Henderson Gold Leaf)

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Lewellen Burroughs 3 Mar 1887 Henderson Gold Leaf) - A Vaxce Cocxtt Man Desperately Shot in...
A Vaxce Cocxtt Man Desperately Shot in California. Mr. J. E. Burroughs of Dabney was in our office Monday and told us of a terrible affair that' happened in California about two weeks 'ago, his brother Mr. Lew K. Burroughs being the victim. The particulars as gleaned from a copy of the Daily Evening Index, published at San Bernardino, Cal., dated Feb. 12, arc these : Mr. Burroughs was spending some time; with a friend in a distant part of the State, having gobe thither for the benefit of his health, he 'being a sufferer from chronic rheumatism. While in the neighborhood a man-named Lewis invited Mr. Burroughs to go home with him and stay awhile, until be (Lewis) could make a trip to a plac distant about seventy miles and return. There was no one at home it seems but a young lady and a little ; daughter of Lewis' aged about eleven years old. - After supper while sitting in the house near a window, Mr. Burroughs was fired upon by some one from the outside, an entire load of buckshot striking him on the left side of the face about the cheek bone completely shattering the upper jaw on both sides and tearing away the roof of the mouth. One shot passed through the hose and ranging upward to the right put out his eye. The little girl who was standing near Mr. Burroughs at the time, received several flesh wounds also, the paper states. As soon as possible the wounded man received proper medical attention. His Jaws were wired together and while it was thought he would have little use .of them, and his face would be greatly cusngurea, at last accounts (intelligence received from a private letter) he was in a fair way to recovery. No cause can be assigned for the shooting. Mr. Burroughs was a comparative stranger in the neighborhood, had deported himself as becoming a gentleman, and knew of no ill will that anyone had toward him. . The theory is that he was shot through mistake, the murderous assassin doubtless mistaking him for Lewis, the master of the premises. Mr. Burroughs is a son of .Jdr.- B. Burroughs of this county; and has many friends who will be pained to hear of "his sad misfortune, lie left here souie twelve or fourteen-years ago for Texas, and for a long wiiile was engaged in business at Austin. About four, years ago he removed to California . where he has since lived. Such sad news from their son in a distant landfalls with terrible effect upon the aged parents both of whom are ; upward ; of eighty years old. ,

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  1. Henderson Gold Leaf,
  2. 03 Mar 1887, Thu,
  3. Page 3

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