The Durant Daily News
June 30, 1905
A wagon load of chairs were sent out to Nail’s Crossing today to be used at the Odd Fellow and Woodmen picnic to be given there tomorrow.
July 3, 1905
Dobbs Draws Gun First
Prompt Action of Posseman
Probably Saves Life of Wilcox
Bootlegger Makes Gun Play
At Nails Crossing But it Did Him No Good-
He Was Brought in and Placed in Jail
If Charley Dobbs had not had been quick with his gun last Saturday, Marshal Wilcox would probably have been wounded or killed by a man said to be a bootlegger.
While attending the picnic at Nails Crossing Messrs. Wilcox and Dobbs noticed two fellows whose actions were suspicious. The men walked down the creek about half a mile and the two officers followed.
They went down under a bluff and in a few minutes returned and one of the men was carrying a quart of booze in his shirt bosom.
As they came meeting the officers Wilcox stepped up to the man with the booze and commenced searching him.
The man, Rogers, whom it is alleged sold the whiskey, made an attempt to pull a 45 Colt revolver, but before he could cover Wilcox he was looking into the muzzle of Dobb’s revolver and the way he tried to reach the clouds was a caution to hold-up men.
Rogers was arrested, brought to town, and placed in jail, charged with selling barley water. His preliminary hearing was had at four o’clock.