Manuscripts/Mixed Material [Eddie McGregor]
Well, at the little old supply town of Hardrock, just about half way between the headwaters of the [?] and the Frio Rivers in the hills there in Edwards Co., this waddy Bea' married, his name was Jeff Waters, come riding along. [About?] a mile out of town, he hears some shots up ahead so he hustles his hoss up there to see what had happened. Just curious, you know.
“Well, sir. Do you know that when he got to the spot where he figured the shooting come from, he found an old gray haired man dead with a shot in the side, and two through the head, fired at such a close range there was black powder on his forehead. [The?] back of his head was literally torn out by the shells.
There were some fresh hoss tracks where the probable killer had helt his hoss while he fired the two head shots, then rode off. [When?] Jeff trailed the hoss, the tracks went right into town. Well, he didn't waste any time but went right back to the body and gave it a burial there, figuring the killer'd probably hang the murder oh him because he was a new comer to the country and sported two tied-down six guns. His rifle was one of the best long range rifles that money could buy, too, and that'd stood against him if anybody got hot headed.