Hi, I'm very interested in your diary. I'm trying to find information about a Norman Newman who lived in the Sandstone community. In 1898 he was arrested for the alleged murder of John White. In June of 1899 he escaped jail. A person going by the name of Reed was killed in New Mexico, by Sheriff Pat Garrett and his deputy. They thought he was Norman Newman.Is there anything in your diary about Norman Newman, or John White, and the alleged murder?
After Reed's death, this came out in the newspaper.
Cheyenne Sunbeam "September 29, 1899 Sheriff Blalock left more than a week ago in answer to a telegram stating that thee man wanted, Newman, was held under arrest at a ranch in New Mexico. The man was found but not the man wanted. -- Mangum Star"
Sandstone, Jan 1897 Editor Sunbeam: The storm that came last Saturday night as caused the stock to look bad. Mr Baker has bought out Mr. Johnson at Berlin and is now doing business at that place. The debate was a success last Saturday night, the attendance being large. The speakers were Willie Rossser, Seth Millington, Miss Eppie Rosser, Miss Cora Bright, David Bright, Norman Newman, for the cow. Walter Bell, Autry Baker, Miss Nettie Rosser, Miss Edna Nelson, Miss Ruth Pullen, of the horse. Then there were several reciations, "The Prarie on Fire," by Miss Cora Bright, "What I Live For," by Miss Ruth nelson, "Guilty or not Guilty," by Miss lydia Bright, "Betsy and I Are Out," by Walter bell. They were all good pieces and well rendered. They will meet again tomorrow night. Everybody is invited to come out.