May 23, 1900
Last Saturday night Sheriff Pafford, of Collin county, Tex., assisted by Sheriff Johnson, of Monroe, arrested Jas. M. Taylor, Jr., formerly of Union Parish, on the very grave charge of murdering his own wife.
It is said that about April 5th Taylor dragged his wife from bed and kicked her in the side, breaking two of her ribs and otherwise inflicting injuries, from the effects of which she died about ten days ago. She was the daughter of Mr. W. F. McQueen, of our parish, and was married to Taylor a year or two ago.
Taylor doubtless expected a serious termination of the affair, so he left Texas and went to Monroe where he was employed by the Acme Hardwood Co., in getting out wood on the Ouachita river, going under the assumed name of Andrews. Taylor claims that the injuries sustained by his wife which resulted in her death, were the result of a frolic and an accident.