January 12, 1898
Last Thursday afternoon Mr. James M. Smith of Farmerville, and Miss Eva May Slaton, of Ruston, were married at the latter place, the ceremony being very beautifully and impressively performed by Rev. T. B. White. The bride is a lady of rare musical and literary accomplishments, and her gentle manners and noble disposition have won for her lasting friendships wherever she is known. The groom was born and reared in our town, and it is needless for us to utter a word of commendation in his behalf. Suffice it to say that as a reward for his general popularity and upright character he has held the honorable positions of recorder or clerk of court continuously ever since he reached manhood’s estate. He is in every respect fully worthy of the great prize he has won in the matrimonial market. Mr. and Mrs. Smith reached their future home here on Friday afternoon, and in the evening were tendered a beautiful serenade by the Farmerville string band. May the lives of this newly wedded couple be as happy and peaceful as the music on that occasion was inspiring and sweet.