April 4, 1906
There is no sight so repulsive as habitual loaders and drunkards hanging around stores and wasting away the golden hours of lite in meaningless phantasy, without a thought for anything except the gratification of a beastly appetite. It is strange that young men and even old will thus sacrifice home, reputation, mothers and friends for that which stupidities them and makes life only a dark and hideous dream.
A scene which call forth sympathy, I am sorry to say was a drunken crowd in our village only a short time ago, and I think if we could unravel all the sophistry to the very bottom the cause would be so many (bring tigers).
Mr. Wyatte, general superintendent of the L. R. & M., paid us a flying visit Thursday.
Mr. L. M. Pullen, after a short stay in Collinston and Monroe came back last week.
A hunting party left last week for Alabama landing on Mr. Elliate Walls tug they came back Sunday and report quite a nice time fishing and hunting.
Several of our young people were present at the ball on the Island last week.
Mrs. J. M. Plummer, wife of the L. R. & M. Road Master, and little daughter Lillie May of Bastrop have been visiting Mrs. Sam Pullig three miles south of here.
We are all anticipating a fine time March 31, at Haags show.