Drew County Arkansas

Memories in Time

Drew Advance Monticellonian

These newspaper clippings were originally posted to the Drew County Mailing List, by Jann Woodard. They are re-printed here with her permission. Thanks, Jann!

June 28, 1877 Mr. Taylor Prewit of Selma brought up a colored prisoner and lodged him in jail on Tuesday. The negro was a mail rider and was charged with drawing a pistol on the Postmaster of Selma.

There is a picture of a card, "In memory of Young R. Royal, born 1812 died 1867. More info on the article. (did not extract or copy)

To our clever young friend, Mr. W.S. Tiffin, we return thanks for a lot of excellent and choice June apples.

Rev. J.R. Harvey preached at the Methodist church last Sunday.

Monticellonian September 24, 1891 page 2 (published every Thursday) Wilmar Items: Sept 10: Dr. Bond of Allis has been dangerously ill, with what the Drs. call Typhoid Malaria and his life was dispaired of at one time, but we learn he is better at this writing, the eminent disciple of Esculapius, Dr. Gannaway of Warren, has had his case in charge.

Same date: We learn that Messrs. Morris & Co., is building a large livery and feed stable at Allis. There is in course of erection a comodious school building for the whiles, and really, if Wilmar don't get a move on herself, Allis will overtake her in the rapid march of progress.

Same date: Rev. J.A. Clower, an old and respected citizen of Montongo, this county, died last week. The Monticellonian extends its sympathies to the bereaved family and relatives.

Same date: If you want whisky, send to J.F. Patton, Baxter Saloon, and he will send you something that will please you. Keeps all grades as cheap as the cheapest.

Drew Co. Advance Apr. 24, 1894 page 2 col 7: During the early part of this month an athletic club was organized in this city under the name of the Monticello Athletic Club. It is a commendable undertaking and we hope it will meet with success. The following is a list of names enrolled up to date: J.H. Hinemon, President, Jay P. Burks, Sec. Pro Tem., J.Erwin, J.H. Barnett, Z.W. Hyatt, J.A. Bennett, J.D. Welsh, Fred Richter, H.W. Horstman, Arthur Cotham, G.W. Cavaness, Willie Rankin, Buck Finn, W.T. Wells, Jr., D.A. Brown and Charlie Hankins.

April 24, 1894 page 3 col 3: City Marshal Hankins is rejoicing in the possession of a brand new uniform, brass buttons, cap, and all.

Same date: The marriage records show more matrimonial ventures in 1893-94 than ever before in Drew Co.

October 9, 1894: Fuss In The Valley: Henry Grubbs and Mack Jones got into a difficulty last Sunday in which the latter got shot three times with a pistol though not fatally. Particulars not known.

November 13, 1894 page 2 col 4: The news comes that Dudley Wolf killed Oliver McDowell at Wilmot in Ashley Co., on the Louisiana line one day last week. Dudley is the son of our former county man Lum Wolf and while it is thought that the killing was justifiable on the plea of self defense, the act has nevertheless created intense excitement on account of the well known character of McDowell for honorable citizenship. The particulars have not been received and we forbear making any comments.

May 8, 1894 page 3 col 5: On Monday night of last week at 11:30 o'clock, the dwelling and all the furniture belonging to Mr. C.H. Grubbs, who lives 12 miles south of this place was consumed by fire. It is not known just how the fire started, but it is supposed that it originated in the kitchen. Both the furniture and house were insured, the whole amount being $1,700---House--$1,200 and furniture, $400, not enough to cover the loss. Just at this season of the year this misfortune will greatly depress Mr. Grubbs' farming operation.

May 15, 1894 page 3 col 5: On the evening of May 9th, 1894, at the home of the bride--Mr. F.H. Ross to Miss Ruth Clower by Rev. S.C. Alexander, pastor of the Presbyterian Church, Monticello. All are of Drew Co. May their lives be all sunshine and no shadows.

May 15, 1894 page 3 col 3: Mrs. Jane Lyle, widow of the late Thos H. Lyle, of Bodman, died last Wednesday. She was about 75 years of age.

June 26, 1894 page 3 col 4: Mr. David Caldwell Boyd: The friends and acquaintances of the above gentleman will be pleased to know that a successful operation has been performed on his wounded leg just below the knee by Dr. B.A. Hall, assisted by Dr. W.A. Brown. Mr. Boyd has been a constant sufferer since he received his wound at Murfreesboro in the memorable battle of Dec. 31, 1862. It is now hoped by his Physicians that he will be able to get about with much more ease and certainly with less pain. Dr. Brown and Hall have added another laurel to their already well filled chapter of faithful an efficient service.

April 25, 1894 page 2: Letters of administration were filed on the estates of J.M. Meredith and Richard Cohn

Letters of administration were filed for the following minors, Richard A. Collins, Lexa Collins, Thomas Breedlove, Edwin Breedlove and Carrie Breedlove.

Mr and Mrs. Fletcher Burks of Manoah, were in town Wednesday making purchases.

"Uncle John" Robinson has returned from a pleasant visit to his old home in North Carolina.

May 1, 1894: Episode on Long Prairie involving Sheriff L.E. Morgan, Kirby Bird, Jesse Millard.

Marriage announcement of Earl Daniel and Mrs. May McKinney. Another more indepth article regarding this marriage is in the May 8, 1894 edition.

May 15, 1894: Mrs. Jane Lyle, widow of the late Thomas H. Lyle of Bodman, died last Wednesday. She was about 75 years of age and beloved by all who knew her.

Marriage announcement of Mr. F.H. Ross to Miss Ruth Clower.

May 22, 1894 article annoucing the marriage of a 60 year old man and a 14 year old girl, near Wilmar.

June 5, 1894: article re: baptism of Misses Grace and Ella Owens which was performed in J.R. Cotham's pond.

Death of William Aydelott, engineer at Gates' mill at Wilmar.

Bicycle accident of Willis Shelton, son of Press Shelton and Darwin Ahrens.

June 19, 1894: Article regarding the murder of Mr. Louis Elle, former citizen of Drew Co.

Announcement of death of Wiley Royal, former resident, in Forney, Texas.

July 10, 1894 page 3 col 4: We learn that Mr. Sam Aycock living near Florence, Drew county, while out on the road Sunday night July 1st, during the heavy wind storm then prevailing, was struck by a falling limb, and received serious injuries from which he may not recover. Among other injuries he got an arm broken and had it not been for a passerby shortly after the occurence, who came to his relief, the unfortunate man would have likely perished on the road.

Drew Advance July 3, 1894: Tillar (Friday): Knowing that there were but few stopping places en route to the above place, and not wishing to impose too many burdens on them, we went through to Tillar, reaching the comfortable hostelry of J.W. Hartsfield just at sunset. Messrs. Jas. Catham, R.L. Hardy and J.H. Hammock had preceded us, the latter stopping with an old friend, Dr. Tillar. The fearful drouth under which this section is laboring, rendered the roads so dry and dusty that on our arrival it was hard to distinguish the coloring or complexion of garment or skin. Free ablutions, however, and the whisk brush renewed our youth and we started to take in the town. We noted signs of substantial improvements since our last visit. Several new and handsome dwellings have gone up--a new mill and gin and a handsome school building. The spirit of enterprise seems to be present and Tillar, we think, is destined to be the most important station on the road. It was not expected that there would be a very large attendance at this point. The place selected for the speaking was in a beautiful grove in full view of the railroad. Thither the crowd repaired at 10 o'clock and by 12 m. at least 250 black and white had assembled. Capt. W.H. Isom was selected to preside, and here at the dinner recess we made use of the opportunity to say a word for the Advance. We regret that we had not specimen copies sufficient to supply the demand. We took at this point a good list of subscribers and recieved many commendations for which we return our thanks. We had the pleasure of dining in company with quite a number, with another of our old pupils, T.F. Tillar. Frank has a lovely home, presided over by one of the most charming women it has been our good fortune to meet--long may he live to enjoy these Providential blessings. We had the pleasure of meeting several strangers and making acquaintances, among them Bro. Harrison of the Bartholomew Circuit, and Dr. Mead. We trust these may ripen into enduring friendships. Upon the whole, our trip was most enjoyable. The reunion with friends is with us, a refreshing chapter, and one to which we will always revert with pleasure. It has also, we are inclined to believe, been profitable, as we have been able to sow the seed that promises to yield a good harvest in the near future..

Aug. &, 1894 page 3 col 3: Warren, Aug 3: Sheriffs of Arkansas, Texas and Louisiana, arrest and notify me, hold for further orders, Charlie Holloway, Geo. T. Beason and Miss Lorene Carter of Drew Co., Ark., Holloway and Beason charged with kidnapping Miss Carter. Holloway is about 35 years, six feet high, weighs 190, light complexion, blue eyes, scar on top of head, long mustache when left and wore a gray suit. Beason, 35 years, five feet seven inches, black hair, somewhat gray, long mustache, writing teacher, man of pleasant address. Lorena Carter, sixteen years, near five feet high, weighs about 110 dark complexion, dark brown eyes, short black hair. J.S. Lee, Sheriff--(Bradley Co)

Oct. 2, 1894 page 3 col 4: A reward of $200: Will be paid for the arrest and delivery to me at Monticello, Ark., W.A. Jones, who shot and killed Harry Beltzhoover near Tillar station on Sept. 7th, 1894. Description of W.A. Jones, low, heavy set, black, weight about______?, with enamel teeth, wore a little mustache, hair short and parted in the middle, talks very well, having some education, singing school teacher and barber by profession. L.E. Morgan, Sheriff of Drew. Co.

Oct. 9, 1894 page 3 col 3: Notice is hereby given that I will let a contract for building a bridge across Wolf Creek in Bearhouse Township on Sat. Oct. 13th, 1894 in the town of Monticello. Plans and specifications on file in County Clerks office: J.T. Langston, Com.

Drew Advance, July Term, 1894: John Donham is appointed overseer of road Dist. No 10 (?) Bearhouse township.

Tom Higgins is appointed overseer of road Dist. No 2 (?) Bearhouse township.

Andrew McCann is appointed overseer of road Dist. No 8 Bearhouse Township.

W.M. Webb is appointed overseer of road Dist. No 4 Marion Township.

Robt. Wright is appointed overseer of road Dist No. 7 Saline Township.

W.H. Isom is appointed Special Commissioner to repair bridge across Bartholomew on Monticello and Tillar road--limited to $100.

T. Granberry is appointed special commissioner to have the bridge near Winchester repaired--limited to $225.

Levi Wilson is appointed special commissioner to have the bridge repaired across Brown's Creek--limited to $100.

In the matter of a new bridge across Panther creek, Jim Hill is appointed special commissioner to draw the plans and specifications.

In the matter of a new bridge across Cut Off creek, James Gaster is appointed special commissioner to draw plans and specifications.

John Glossup is appointed special commissioner to repair the bridge across Pickens creek--limited to $75.

Sam Killian is appointed special commissioner to draw plans and specifications for a bridge across Langford.

George Emmet is allowed $5 per month for his support till next term of court.

Hat McCloy is allowed $5 per month for his support till next term of court.

W.D. Smith is allowed $5 per month for her support till next term of court.

Samantha Mormon is allowed $5 per month for her support till next term of court.

Watsie Williams is allowed $8 per mont for support till next term of court.

Bettie Spencer is allowed $10 per month for her support till next term of court.

Rose Hall is allowed $10 per month for her support till next term of court.

Mary Gaster is allowed $10 per month for her support till next term of court.

Bettie Gober is allowed $10 per month for her support till next term of court.

Robert Jones is allowed $7 per month for his support till next term of court.

R. Swan is allowed $12 per month for her support till next term of court.

Pattie Worsham is allowed $5 per month till next term of court.

Caroline Harbison is allowed $5 per month for her support until next term of court.

Ed Smothers is allowed $8 per month until next term of court.

Sarah Hendric is allowed $5 per month for her support till next term of court.

Hannah Anderson is allowed $5 per month until next term of court.

Gen. Fagan Watson is allowed $12.50 per month for the support of Rachel Fagan (insane) till next term of court.

Sallie Hart is allowed $5 per month for her support till next term of court.

H.G. Lack is allowed $10 per month for the support of Mrs. Emily Johnson till next court.

Annie Grant is allowed $5 per month for her support till next term of court.

Harriet Putman is allowed $5 per month for her support till next term of court.

J.A. Daniel is allowed $150 (use J.I. Farley} for services as County Judge for quarter ending July 30, 1894.

H.S. Wynn's children are transferred from Dist. 59 to 25.

Advance Aug 7, 1894 School Transfers:

H.H.Scoggins 5 children trans. from Dist. 48 to 14 Milledge Lamberts children trans from Dist 32 to 17 Mary A. Cary's children trans. from Dist 41 to (?) O.R. Walls 4 children trans to Dist 6 Henry Williams 3 children from Dist 31 to 17 G.W. Mears children trans from Drew to No. 11 Ashley Co G.W. Duke's children trans from Dist 32 to 17 A.G. Wilson's 3 children trans from Dist 58 to 54 J.A. Wyles' 2 children trans from Dist 44 to 22 J.L. Berryman's child trans from Dist 41 to 14 G.C. Pittmans 3 child trans from dist 20 to (unk) Adam Lamberts' 4 children trans from Dist 3 to 17 Petition of H.J. Sharp for transfer of his children rejected.--Directors opposed. Isaac Rutlin's 2 children trans from Dist 18 to 8 T.T. Myhand's children trans from Dist. 53 to 34 Sandy Reaves 8 children trans from Monticello Dist to No. 6.

Other proceedings: W.T. Tool allowed $21 for blankets furnished the county.

Allowed W.F. Skipper $24 for Grand Jury certificates. Allowed J.E. Farley $3 Justice's cost in the case of State vs. W.D. Rogers. Allowed H.S. Stewart $6.20 for coffin furnished pauper. Allowed M.F. Christmas $15.85 Constable fees and witness fees. Allowed R.L. Hardy $15 for amount furnished pauper. Allowed J.E. Farley $9.30 fees as acting Coroner over the dead body of Wm. Aydelot.

G.C. Pittman and R.S. Farish tender their resignations as School Directors of Dist. 20, the same accepted.

Report of Surveys of towns of Wilmar and Allis received and $29 ordered paid County Surveyor for the work.

Allowed A. Maxwell $5 for assisting in making above survey.

Allowed Fee Haynes $5 for assisting in above mentioned survey.

Allowed D.A. Trammell $7.15 for services as Deputy Sheriff in the inquest over the body of Wm. Aydelote.

Road Dist. No 22 in Marion Twp. established and J.M. Wilson appointed overseer.

W.C. Bulloch is appointed road overseer in Dist. 9 Collins Twp.

Charley Colley is appointed overseer of road Dist. No 11 Bartholomew Twp.

Dec. 31, 1895: At the residence of the bride's father at Manoah, Mr. M. C. Cruce and Miss Gertrude Holland were married, Rev. A. G. Horton officiating. Mr. Cruce is one of Spencer, Hardy & Co's. most trusted salesmen, and has glowing prospects for the future. The young bride is the eldest daughter of Mr. J. P. Holland, one of the most prominent citizens of Manoah.

At the residence of the bride's father at Manoah, Mr. B. Z. Dunlap and Miss Effie Glossup were married, Rev. R. P. Rowland officiating. The groom is the eldest son of Mr. J. I. Dunlap and is one of Manoah's most progressive and popular young men, and has won for a wife one of Drew County's most worthy young ladies. The Advance extends congratulations to both young couples and wishes for them long lives and unlimited prosperity.

The three year old child of Polly Binns a negro woman living in one of the Whittington houses on the railroad, was burned to death Saturday. It is not known how it happened, but it is supposed that the child's clothing caught while it was playing near the fire.

If we cannot please you in whiskey no one can. E. Gaster. Order through H. F. Bailey.

Bob Nubles (sic) was shot in the bowels by George Richardson on the night of the 26th from the effects of which he died at 1 o'clock Friday morning. The murderer is still at large. Nubles was a porter for the Hall House and was an excellent servant, and had many white friends, especially among commercial men. Richardson was employed in Cunningham's barber shop and has paid several fines here for carrying concealed weapons and disturbing the peach. He is about 5 feet 10 inches high, somewhat lighter than ginger-cake color, gray eyes, walked slightly stooped, wore about a number 8, and when the murder was committed had on a brown derby and a dove-colored overcoat.

Mar. 5, 1895: Jno. Thompson and A.D. Holmes, two negroes living on Mr. Z.T. Wood's farm near Tillar, became involved in a quarrel about a cross-fence last Tuesday which resulted in the shooting of the former by the latter. Holmes was brought to this city Saturday by Deputy Sheriff J.T. Huddleston and was remanded to jail without bond to await the action of the grand jury.

April 23, 1895: About 5 o'clock Sunday afternoon while J.J. Devine was returning to his home from Collins, he was shot from ambush by Wilson Jacks. Two shots were fired taking effect in Devines arm and leg, but are not thought to be fatal. Allen Jacks is supposed to be an accessory to the shooting. No arrests have been made as yet.

January 29, 1895: Lambert-Willis. At the residence of the brides father on Jan. 17, Mr. J.F. Lambert to Miss Lizzie Willis, Rev. A.G. Horton officiating. The best wishes of The Advance accompany them through life.

Same date: The nuptials of Mr. Jeff Thompson and Miss Olga Hankins, cards announcing the happy event having appeared last week, were celebrated with impressive services this morning at the Methodist church, Rev. J. McLauchlan officiating. The groom is a promising young business man of our city, and the bride is the beautiful and accomplished daughter of our popular and well know Hardware men, Harry Hankins. The young couple start out under the fairest auspices and the Advance tenders congratulations and many wishes for a prosperous and happy wedded life.

February 12, 1895: At Green Hill, Ark., Mr. J.L. Jordan to Miss Cornelia Lambers; Rev. Peolin officiating. That theirs may be a long, happy and prosperous life is the wish of The Advance.

Same date: Mr. Claud Allen's residence on North Main street was destroyed by fire last Tuesday morning at 8:30 o'clock. The building was occupied by two families, Mr. and Mrs. Allen in the upper story and Prof. J.L. Spence and family in the lower. Mr. Spence saved all his furniture, but Mr. Allen's was totally destroyed. The fire was the result of a defective flue. Insurance about $1,000. Mr. Allen will probably rebuild.

Same date: A house 3 miles south of town belonging to Capt. A.S. Crute and occupied by Mr. Coughlin burned Sunday morning between 12 and 3 clock. Mr. Coughlin lost all his furniture, clothing and provisions. An Advance man saw yesterday and made a small contribution to the relief fund. The poor old man needs all the help he can get, and we trust that he may received prompt assistance from our benevolent people.

April 30, 1895: Misses Lizzie Gaster, Vena Stitt and Bertie Morgan attended the dance at Wilmar, on last Tuesday night.

Mr. and Mrs. J. McLauchlan, left yesterday morning for Little Rock, to attend the Sam Jones meeting.

Mrs. J.D. Farwell, the estimable wife of Mr. J.D. Farwell, of Deane will arrive from Marysville, Kansas, today.

Mr. Vance Borbeaux and Miss Mary Gabbert accompanied the bridal party as far as Dermott last Wednesday.

Miss Nettie McGehee, who has been visiting the Misses Boyd in this city, has returned to her home in McGehee.

Messrs. Louie Burks, Ben Hardy, Buck Finn, Fee Knox and Delbert Caraway attended the dance at Wilmar on last Tuesday night.

The marriage of Mr. W.A. Campbell and Miss Hattie Wood Gabbert took place at the Presbyterian church in this city according to program last Wednesday morning at 8:45. After the ceremony was preformed by Rev. S.C. Alexander, the newly married couple took the 9 o'clock train for Augusta, their future home. The groom is one of Augusta's leading young men, and we congratulate him on his choice of a life partner. The bride is too well known in this city for any special introduction from us. Suffice it that Monticello has lost one of its noblest daughters. The Advance tenders its sincerest congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Campbell and its best wishes go with them through life.

May 22, 1895: Last Wednesday afternoon, May 15th, the relatives and a few intimate friends wended their way to the residence of Mr. J.T. Wood to witness the marriage of his eldest daughter, Anna, to Mr. Jeff Dishongh, of Tillar,Ark. Outside the sun shone bright and warm, and all nature seemed in harmony with the young couple who were to soon start out on the voyage of life together. Within loving and willing hands had made every thing look gay and refreshing with many hued flowers and evergreens. Promptly at 2 o'clock the attendants, Miss Phenton Wells, of this place and Mr. Will Harrell of Selma, entered the parlor and took their places, followed by Mr. Dishongh and his son-to-be bride. Rev. Mr. Wood, grandfather of the bride, stepped forward and in a few impressive and touching words, made them husband and wife. The bride never looked fairer or more noble than when promising to love, honor, and obey the chosen one at her side. After many hearty congratulations and good whishes had been expressed, they left for Selma where they were entertained by Mrs. Harrell, a sister of the goom. Mr. and Mrs. Dishongh will reside in Tillar, Ark., wher he is a successful business man, and has a home prepared already, for the prize he has won. They were the recepients of many handsome and useful presents. A host of friends wish for them a long and happy life together.

Capt. and Mrs. W.H. Isom, of Selma, were in the city yesterday.

Dr. A.S.J. Collins, of Tyro, was in the city yesterday.

Miss Elle Jackson, left this morning for Little Rock and Pine Bluff, where she will visit relatives and friends. She will also visit relatives in Tennessee and friends in Georgia before her return to this city.

The other day Marshal Hammock and Mr. Harry Hankins were returning to town after a run out in the suburbs and thereby hangs a tale with a funny face. Just this side of the McQuiston place is a long, slanting hill, and at the bottom of that hill is a bridge, and under that bridge is a branch, and in that branch is a lot of mud and water. Oh awkward fact! But to proceed with our tale. Mr. Hankins was coming down that hill toward that bridge and branch and mud and water at a pace that put the record-breaker in danger. He arrived at the bridge all O.K. but got no further likewise. His wheel got stubborn, yanked itself to one side and zip! into the branch and mud and water it plunged with a maniacal chuckle. Of course Mr. H. went with it and that's why Mr. Hammock had to come to town for a lot of dry goods while Mr. H. converted the underbrush into a dressing room.

March 30, 1897: We regret to learn of the death of Mr. J. H. Ragland, which occurred near Green Hill last week. He was one of Drew county's oldest and best citizens.

Roy Jones, infant son of John T. and Fannie L. Jones, died at his home March 19th. Aged 1 year and 1 month. Little Roy was sick only a short time, when the Lord called him home; gently, lovingly. He laid His hand on him and said suffer little children to come unto Me, for of such is the Kingdom of Heaven. He has joined the angel band and now is waiting for papa, mama, and dear little brother to meet on a bright beautiful shore. He is not lost, but like a star has vanished from our view to shine in a brighter world where he is only waiting at the gate to welcome us home. Weep not, fond parents, for God will comfort you; trust Him and He will whisper peace to your aching hearts. May you so live as to meet him in a happy home where all is peace and love. When the trumpet sounds little Roy will be waiting and watching for his loved ones whom he left behind.

Safe in the arms of Jesus; Safe on His gentle breast. There, by His love o'er shaded, Sweetly his soul shall rest.

Farewell darling, farewell; What you have suffered no one can tell. But oh, now you are at rest. Leaning on the Savior's breast.

September 19, 1901: Weekly letter list of unclaimed mail at Monticello postoffice: Charley Brown, Ben Cowles, Miss Bula Crute, Miss Belle Hunt, Miss Bettie Holeman, M.L. Orford (sic), Fred C. Reddit, Rachel Sanders, E.E. Thomasson, J.W. Thompson, Mrs. Eriarey Watson (sic), and Sallie E. Wright. W.L. Henry, Postmaster

July 21, 1904: Mr. Chas. Finn has returned to Little Rock.

Mr. W.R. Pope was out from Parkdale last week.

Bordeaux Tetter Lotion cures the Spring scratchers.

Mr. Edgar Bland spent a day or so at home last week.

Mr. E.S. Maloney was at home the first of this week.

Mr. Gus Norman, of Fayetteville, was here last week.

We had two or three "toad-strangling" rains last week.

Mr. Coke Cotham made a business trip to Warren last week.

Mr. C.H. Owens, of Pine Bluff, spent last Thursday in our city.

The Monticellonian Phone No. is 30. Send in your locals.

There is just one week and a half more of tax assessing time.

Miss Ella May Brooks spent several days in Warren last week.

Miss Mary Remley has returned from a visit to the World's Fair.

Mr. Fee Haynes made a business trip to Dermott last Wednesday.

For cheap box couches and window seats, see--Jeter Furniture Co.

Mr. D.A. Brown and family, of Warren, are here on a visit to relatives.

Buy your boy a Little Tudor Play Suit at W.M. Robertson & Co.

Mr. Henry Bordeaux of Dermott, was here the first of this week.

Mr. Wylie Bessellieu, of Arkansas City, is here on a visit to relatives.

We have a full line of Edwin Clapp's celebrated $5.00 and $6.00 shoes. F.H. Scott.

Mr. and Mrs. Ed Hammock and Mesdames J.D. McCloy, Edgar Cason and J.B. Dishough left last Saturday on a visit to the World's Fair.

Miss Dorothea Blades, after an extended visit to her friend, Miss Sue Bell Wood, in this city, has returned to her home in Louisville, Ky.

Our line of bicycles is complete. Let us figure with you on a Crescent, Monarch or Imperial. Prices less that low grade wheels. Hankins Hardware Co.

Mr. J.L. Boone has moved his Tonsorial Parlor, from the west side of the square to the building now occupied by the Monticello Steam Laundry.

During the last thirty days, several hundred samples of Prescription 35 have been distributed in the town and country. Ask those who have had occasion to use the samples if they think it is a meritorious article. Recommended for all kidney troubles. For sale by Brown, McQuistion & Co.

Hon. J.H. Hinemon, of Little Rock, State Superintendent of Public Instruction, attended the last sickness and funeral of his friend, Mr. T.H. Matthews, in this city, this week.

Mr. A.S. Crute, Jr. is bringing some of the best watermelons to this market that are raised in this county. Mr. Crute is one of our largest and most successful melon raisers, and he always remembers the printer.

Mr. Geo. Payne, contractor and builder of the new brick block on North Main street, got right badly hurt by a fall from the scaffolding, one day last week. His injuries, though quite painful, are not dangerous.

"When Hamburg gets her electric lights, her waterworks and her new court house, what's to hinder her from being the prettiest and most up-to-date little city in the Louisiana Purchase?" The Clarion. (directly below this entry is the following):

Nothing, except that Monticello has already taken that place.

Address S.A. Roark, Wilmar, Ark., about the big singing school commencing Aug. 1st. Many scholarships to be given away. Literature free. All day singing July 30th. Everybody invited to attend. This will be the grandest singing ever taught in South Arkansas.

The members of James A. Jackson Camp, UCV will meet at the Court House, Monticello, Ark., July 23, 1904 at 2 p.m. Election of officers and other business of importance will be transacted.

F.M. Bordeaux, Com. W.A. Brown, Adjt.

What you need is a refrigerator: There are a lot of makes but the "Odorless" leads them all. Guaranteed and proven to be the best manufactured. For sale by Jeter Furniture Co.

Drew Advance July 26, 1910: I was too busy to report last week and some of my news may be a little old but will send it on.

Our singing class was invited to sing the second Saturday at New Hope in Bradley County. They went in wagons to the river, crossed in boats and were met there by wagons and carried out to the church. All report a fine dinner and a pleasant trip.

Mrs. S. K. Ozment who has been an invalid for years died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John Knowles. "Aunt Sook" as she was known, has been a member of the Methodist Church for years and was a devoted Christian. She leaves four children and a number of other relatives to mourn her loss.

Robbie Baker of Lake Village is visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Baker.

Robert Jolley and Miss Clarence Barbre are visiting Rest in Lincoln County.

Willie Hartley who has been sick for some time is with his brother, Simon Hartley.

Our people are still canning and putting away fruit and vegetables. As I stated before, if our readers ever get real hungry, come to Possum Valley, the garden spot of Drew County, but don't, like the R. F. D. Correspondent, think the first thing you will meet in the road will be a baked possum and a dish of potatoes.

Rev. Stephenson preached to a large audience in the Valley on his way home from Conference at New Hope Church.

Barkley and Melvin White are attending a twenty day's Singing school near Draper, taught by Prof. Lawson.

Lee McDaniel recently visited home folks.

Mrs. A. L. Oslin, after spending two weeks with the family of J. P. Baker has returned to her home at Wilmar.

Walter Blackwell and wife visited his mother near Milo last Saturday, returning Monday.

Ark. Gazette April 1, 1911, Wilmar, March 31 - A severe earthquake was felt here at 10:55 o'clock this morning. The earth simply shook and the buildings rocked like ships on the sea. People, stricken with fright, rushed from the buildings, but all was over by then and so far no damage is reported.

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