Murder in Texas.
--The Austin Gazette
notices that the body of a murdered man was found on the road eight miles east of the city, and adds:
The name of the victim was J. A. Wilm
, and he is supposed to have lived near Round Top, Fayette county
, and was a highly respectable gentleman.
He was traveling in a buggy alone, stopped and bought corn to feed his horse in the evening of a gentleman in the neighborhood, and shortly after camped by the roadside in the prairie.
His body was found the next day, a short distance from where he seemed to have lain down for a quiet night's rest, his head mashed literally into a jelly, as if by repeated blows of a heavy bludgeon, the first of which probably killed him, as there is no sign of a . His carper-bag was cut open and rifled, his buggy run off some distance, and his horse turned loose.
About a dollar and a half of silver change was found on his person, and notes and other valuable papers, to the amount of five thousand dollars.
This affair is involved in the deepest mystery; no clue whatever being as yet obtained as to the fiends who perpetrated so foul a crime.