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  • Rosemary Ermis
    Temple, Tex., Sept. 15.-- Information reached here today of a foul and mysterious murder that occurred near Cyclone, an inland village, twenty-miles east of
    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 1, 2012
      Temple, Tex., Sept. 15.-- Information reached here today of a foul and mysterious murder that occurred near Cyclone, an inland village, twenty-miles east of Temple, yesterday.  The victim was a young Bohemian boy named John Adamik, aged 12 years.  The boy had hired to a Bohemian farmer named Jan Pechal to pick cotton.  Frank Kral, another Bohemian farmer, lived about 300 yards from Pechal.  Kral and his family left the house yesterday on a visit except his sister who remained at Pechal's.  Rain threatened and the woman induced young Adamik and a Pechal boy to go over to the house and close the windows.  This was the last seen of young Adamik alive.  Soon the Pechal boy came running back crying that John Adamik had been killed.
       
      His story was to the effect that the two boys went to the Kral farmhouse, Pechal waiting at the gate while Adamik went inside to fasten the windows.  The Pechal boy heard the sound of a gun immediately after the Adamik boy entered the door and saw his comrade fall.  Alarmed at the scene, he spent no time in investigating, but scurried home.  When parties arrived at the Kral house they found the Adamik boy cold in death with a charge of heavy shot fired into his neck and shoulder at close range.
       
      No clew has been discovered that would lead to the arrest of the mysterious assassin, but officers are on a hot trail.  The motive of the murderer was undoubtedly robbery.
       
      Dallas Morning news, September 16, 1906
       
      Submitted by Rosemary Ermis
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