August 26, 1903
The news reaches THE GAZETTE just as we are going to press that about six o’clock this morning near the home of Mr. Bufford Taylor about six miles northeast of Farmerville, J. M. Taylor, Jr., was waylaid and killed. Mr. G. E . Taylor who brought the news states that about ten gun shots were heard, indicating that there was more than one assassin. Mr. Burford Taylor was about 150 yards from the shooting and his wife who was at the house was about the same distance and saw one man run away from the scene of the shooting. Further particulars can not be given for want of time and space.
****The article had the name as Bufford Taylor in one sentence and Burford in another.