It is announced in a Galveston paper that one of Pinkerton's detectives has come down from Chicago to investigate the Hockley, or rather the Waller county horror — the cremation of the Lynch family.  Developments may be expected.  The detective will have to look sharp or they will murder him.

"Pinkerton Detective to Investigate Lynch Murders." The Marshall Messenger (Marshall, TX), Friday, January 03, 1879, p. 2, col. 1.