7 December 1905 The Democrat p.1
Boy Killed at Frisco
Fifteen Year Old George Bell Shot Last Night
Three Arr 3 Arrests Made To-Day
From Evidence it Appears That the Killing Was Accidental
A killing occurred at Frisco last night about 11:00 o’clock, the particulars of which were given to the Daily Courier and The Democrat as follows, in a telephone message from Editor O. L. Hamilton of the Frisco Journal: A crowd of eleven young men and boys went to the home of J. K. Fryer, traveling salesman for the Frisco flouring mill, to chivarie he and his wife , who were recently married. Mr. and Mrs. Fryer received them very cordially and after spending some time pleasantly the young men left the premises, but returned later to serenade them with french harps. On leaving the second time and when nearing the Burrus Elevator the young men were startled to hear several pistol shots ring out from near by. George Bell, a boy of fifteen years, was in front and as he turned around a bullet from a 38 caliber pistol struck him centerly in the forehead, and he sank to the ground. His comrades picked him up and quickly bore him to Drs. Rogers and Carpenter’s office and summoned his father, John Bell who resides about two miles northwest of Frisco, but before he reached town his son expired. The sheriff’s department in this city was notified and Sheriff Beverly and Assistant County Attorney L. J. Truett went out to the scene of the killing and began an investigation. A coroner’s jury was empaneled and as a result warrants were issued for the arrest of H. Hand, mail carrier on rural route No. 4, out of Frisco, Addis Talley and Jess Carter. The two former were released on bond, and up to 1 o’clock this afternoon Carter’s whereabouts had not been learned. From the evidence it appears that the killing was accidental, the shots being fired to scare the party of boys. Young Bell who was killed was a splendid boy. He was converted and joined the church during the past summer. His body was buried this afternoon at 4 o’clock in Old Bethel cemetery.