Hermit Story
Bandera County TXGenWeb
A Rich Hermit

This article from Dallas Daily Times Herald
June 10, 1891
From  Jim Wheat


Found on the Floor of His Cabin
With His Head Crushed In.
Southern Afternoon Press.

SAN ANTONIO, Texas, June 10. -- 
     News from Medina, a hamlet west of here, says some years ago, Clinton Jones moved into the Sabinal canon near here and began farming and raising stock. He was a morose, solitary man who had
nothing to say to anybody, paid his debts and attended strictly to his own business. He was unmarried and viewed all womankind with distrust. He lived alone in a cabin built by his own hands, and did his own cooking. Such help as he employed had cabins on the far side of his farm. The few who had seen inside of Jones' house said it was well furnished and stocked with books. The few who conversed with him pronounced him a man of wide reading and good literary attainments. Three days ago, he was found lying on the floor of his bedroom with his head crushed in and a bullet wound in the chest. He was reported to have made considerable money. Robbery is the supposed motive of the deed. There is no clue. No one knows where Jones resided before coming to this section.

- June 10, 1891, Dallas [Tex.] Daily Times Herald, p. 1, col. 4. 

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