The Caddo Herald
T. A. Alexander has interviewed some of our business men as to whether or not they would pay for a night watchman for the town and has met with some encouragement. A great deal of thieving and fires might be prevented if we had such protection.
T. A. Alexander began last week as night watchman for the town. This week he is acting as City Marshal in the absence of J. T. Jackson.
Last Friday night about 1 o’clock while night watchman Alexander was on his rounds he discovered smoke issuing from the meat market of Houstand Heath, for which he immediately gave the alarm and set to work to extinguish the flames. Pretty soon a small crowd had gathered and the fire put out with little damage to the building. The fire was caused, Mr. Alexander thinks, by a cigar stub or match carelessly thrown on the inside of the building; that it was impossible to have been of an incendiary origin.