The Hockley Tragedy.

[Special to the Galveston News.]

Hemstead (sic), Nov. 6 — G. W. Lynch today shot John Binford, one of the suspected murderers of his children.  The shooting occurred at Hockley.  Lynch's friends express a determination to stand by him that the county may be rid of outlaws and assassins.  Colonel Griffin and Major Boone left this evening by rail for Hockley as legal advisers of Mr. Lynch.  The whole male population of Hepstead (sic) stand ready to back Col. Griffin in his efforts to bring the Lynch assassins to punishment.

Hempstead, Nov. 8. — The examination of G. W. Lynch, charged with shooting John Binford at Hockley, will come off to-morrow morning.  Binford's wounds are not serious.  He was struck with eight buckshot.  Lynch was also slightly wounded by Binford.  The excitement is intense at Hockley and Hempstead, and friends of both parties are determined.  The general opinion is that some light will now e thrown upon the horrible murder of the Lynch children and attempted assassination of the father.

"The Hockley Tragedy", Denison Daily News. (Denison, Tex.), Sunday, November 10, 1878, p. 1, col. 3.