|Last Saturday evening about 7 o'clock one of the most cold-blooded murders that has come to our knowledge for some time was perpetrated. Mr. R. L. Hailey, a highly respected citizen of near Dublin had been to town after his mail and had brought in a load of rails which he sold and was on his way back home. Four miles south, when within two hundred yards of his house and had got out of his wagon to gate, he was shot from ambush. Mrs. Hailey was standing on the porch awaiting the return of her husband and saw the flash of the gun when it went off. She, with others of the family, ran as fast as possible to the spot only to find life entirely extinct in the lifeless body of a loving husband and father. The neighbors were aroused by the shot and cries and rushed to the scene and immediately sent for Justices H. A. Peacock of Dublin and J. S. Watson of Alexander; to hold an inquest and who arrived early Sunday morning. A diligent search ws commenced and the tracks found where the assassin had stood and appeared that he had been there an hour or more waiting for his victim. The tracks were then traced to the residence of G. W. McKinnie a near neighbor of Mr. Hailey, who appreared to have heard nothing of the noise that had aroused all the other neighbors. The house was searched and a pair of old shoes were found wrapped up in a blanket and under the bed that exactly fit the track they had traced to the house and a double barrell shotgun was found with one barrell bearing evidence of having been freshly discharged and the other being also empty. Upon this circumstantial evidence Mr. McKinnie was arrested and placed in jail in Stephenville to await examining trial next monday at that place. The fatal shot struck the unfortunate victum in the left side and out of the three buckshot entering the body one plowed its way to the heart. Mr. Hailey was a man of family and about forty-five years of age. Mr McKinnie is older and also has a family.|
|Richmond L. Hailey was born Nov. 28th, 1850 in Kemper County, Miss. He professed religion and joined the Methodist Church at the age of 22 years; where he lived a consistent member until the time of his death, which occured July 30, 1892 near Alexander, Erath County, Texas. He leaves a wife and eight children to morn his loss. Brother Hailey was a dutiful and law-abiding citizen, an affectionate and good husband, a kind parent and trusty friend. Bro. Hailey was coming home from Dublin in a wagon, and while opening a gate a short distance from his door a shot from an assassin's gun struck him and he never spoke any more. His remains are interred in the cemetary at Live Oak Grove, Texas. Brother Hailey joined the Grange when he was 24 years old and was a member of Restless Grange at his death.|
THE PROGRESS HAS BEEN REQUESTED TO MAKE THE
CORRECTION IN ITS REPORT OF THE; ASSASINATION OF MR. R..L. HALEY NEAR
DUBLIN. WHICH APPEARED IN OUR ISSUE OF LAST WEEK.
THAT MRS. HALEY DID NOT SEE THE FLASH OF THE GUN, BUT ONLY HEARD THE REPORT, IF SHE HAD SEEN THE FLASH OF THE GUN SHE WOULD DOUBTLESS HAVE SEEN THE MURDERER.
THAT MR. HAILEY WAS SHOT IN THE RIGHT SIDE IN PLACE OF THE LEFT.
RICHMOND L. HAILEY
WAS BORN NOV. 28th, 1850
IN KEMPER COUNTY, MISS. HE PROFESSED RELIGION AND JOINED THE METHODIST
THE AGE OF 22 YEARS; WERE HE LIVED A CONSISTENT MEMBER UNTIL
THE TIME OF HIS DEATH, WHICH OCCURED JULYY 30, 1892 NEAR ALEXANDER,
COUNTY,TEXAS. HE LEAVES A WIFE AND 8 CHILDREN TO MOURN HIS LOSS.
HAILEY WAS A DUTIFUL, AND LAW-ABIDING CITIZEN. AN AFFECTIONATE AND
HUSBAND. A KIND PARENT AND TRUSTY FRIEND. BRO. HALEY WAS COMING HOME
DUBLIN IN A WAGON, AND WHILE OPENING A GATE A SHORT DISTANCE FROM HIS
A SHOT FROM AN ASSASIN'S GUN STRUCK HIM AND HE NEVER SPOKE ANY MORE.
REMAINS ARE INTERRED IN THE CEMETERY AT LIVE OAK GROVE:
BRO. HAILEY JOINED THE GRANGE WHEN HE WAS 24 YEARS OLD AND WAS A MEMBER
OF RESTLESS GRANGE AT HIS DEATH.
WHEREAS, GOD IN HIS PROVIDENCE AND WORKING IN
A WISE AND MYSTERIOUS WAY, HAS SEEN PROPER TO REMOVE FROM
GRANGE, NO. 1046, OUR BROTHER, R.L. HAILEY AND WHEREAS. BOWING IN
TO HIS WILL, KNOWING THAT HE DOETH ALL THINGS WELL,
DEPLORE THE DEATH OF OUR DEAR BROTHER, THEREFORE. BE IT RESOlVED.
THAT IN THE DEATH OF BRO. HAILEY, THE GRANGE AT LIVE OAK GROVE, TEXAS, HAS
LOST A BRIGHT AND USEFUL MEMBER, THE COMMUNITY A GOOD CITIZEN. THE
A N0BLE CHRISTIAN, AND THE FAMILY A TENDER AND LOVING HUSBAND AND
AND WE EXTEND,TO THE BEREAVED FAMILY OUR HEARTFELT SYMPATHY AND MAY
WHO TEMPERS THE WIND TO THE SHORN LAND; THAT GOD WHO HAS PROMISED TO
FATHER TO THE FATHERLESS, A HUSBAND TO THE WIDOW; SUSTAIN THEM IN
GREATEST OF ALL TRIALS.|
RESOLVED, THAT A COPY OF THESE RESOLUTIONS BE SENT TO THE FAMILEY OF THE DECEASED BROTHER AND TO THE DUBLIN PROGRESS AND THE ALEXANDER NEWS
FOR PUBLICATION, AND ALSO SPREAD UPON THE MINUTES OF THE GRANGE.
J. W. JONES
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