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Vol. XI  NO.41

Thursday, March 30, 1893 Vol. XI  NO.45

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              FOR SALE
   I have for sale, a good country 
location for a good physician, with 
40 acres of fine land, mostly down 
in clover and grasses, good 5-room 
dwelling house, with good water, 
good barn and outbuildings, and 
everything handy.  For further
particulars apply to 
   Dr. R.C Burton
   Paragould, Greene Co., Ark.

Mrs. Eliza White, oldest daughter of
Joseph and Elizabeth Blackwell, was
born near Ruckersville, Ga., Aug. 2,
1813, and at the age of 31 she was
married to Wm. B. White and unto him
was a loving wife.  She was a kind
and affectionate mother and a faith-
ful friend, beloved by all who knew
her.  After her dear companion had
been sleeping sometime, she and her
family moved to Jefferson Co., Ark.,
where she underwent many trials and
tribulations, raising and educating
her children.  She lived a long and
useful life, patiently awaiting the
summons of the Master, and on Dec.
4, 1892, she calmly fell asleep in
the arms of Jesus.  She had been a
consistent member of the M.E. Church
South, for many years.  The writer
has often heard her say, how she 
longed to be in her Father's house
on high, where the wicked cease from
troubling and the weary are at rest.
She has gone to that glorious world
beyond the grave, where sickness and
sorrow never come and parting is no
She leaves children, grandchildren,
and great-grandchildren and many
kind friends to mourn their lost.
But their loss is her eternal gain.
We mourn not as those, who have no
hope, but will meet her again on the
resurrection morning.
		A Granddaughter
Tyrone, Ark.

Garry G. Lynch, born in Smith Co.,
Tenn., Sept. 7, 1834; died at his
residence in Goldman, Ark., Feb 6,
6:30 p.m. after an illness of 9 days
of congestion of liver and kidneys,
the outcome of swamp fever.  The
deceased married Miss Mary E. 
Richards in Houston Co., Texas, at 
her home, Argyle, Sept. 25, 1866. He
joined the Church in La. in East
Carroll parish, under the ministry
of Joel T. Davis in 1871, and lived
a consistent Christian life.  The
doctor, who was with him in his last
moments, as the breath went out,
exclaimed "It's worth living a
Christian to die like that."  And
his wife says he has given her much
happiness that death cannot mar
utterly.  And I, when I heard of it,
could think of no more appropriate
text than this, "Let me die the 
death of the righteous and let my
last end be like his."
                    W.W. Mills
Goldman, Ark.

Mattie Rogers, youngest child of
Sarah Rogers, was born Oct. 12,
1880; died at her home near Carmel,
Ark., Nov. 28, 1892, after an ill-
ness of ten days of enlargement of
the spleen---aged 12 years, 1 month
and 16 days.  She was from her 
earliest children a quiet, good
little girl, with strong religious
inclinations.  She was never absent
from Church or Sabbath-school, if
she could possibly avoid it.  I was
with her a great deal during her
sickness, she born her suffering
with more patience than any child I
ever knew.  The Sunday morning be-
fore she died she said, "this is
preaching day.  Oh how I wish I
could go, for this is Bro. Duncan's
last sermon: But ere another 
Sabbath morn had dawned the good
Shepherd had folded her in his arms
and gave her sweet rest.  Mother,
sister and brothers, strive to meet
her up yonder; she waits to welcome
you at your coming.

SMITH: Trentlen Berry, son of J. 
Anderson and Hortense C. Smith, was 
born July 31, 1884; died near Cotton
Plant, Ark., Feb. 4, 1893, making
him about 8 years and 6 months old.
Little Poss was a good and affection-
ate child, a member of the Sunday
School at Anderson's Chapel, Wheatly
circuit.  He was the light and joy of
the home, he was one of the most
lovable children I think I ever knew;
he was obedient to his papa and
Mamma, kind to his brothers and sis-
ter. When I was their paster in 1891,
when I visited the family he would 
meet me at the gate and give me a
hearty welcome, and he never would 
let me leave without giving me a
nickle or a dime.
   Indeed it is hard to give up our
children, but then we do not sorrow
as those that have no hope.  Jesus
said suffer little children to come
unto me and forbid them not; for such
is the kingdom of heaven.  Our child-
ren die like winter dies into spring,
like darkness die into light.  Thank
God for the hopes we entertain of 
meeting our children in the "sweet by
and by."  We would say to the dear
father, heartbroken mother, sister 
and two brothers, if they will live
right and trust God, they will see
Little Poss again where parting will 
be no more.  Be assured your loss is
their eternal gain.
   "I take these little lambs, said 
her, and lay them in my breast; 
protection shall they find in me, in
me be ever blest.
                    A.C. Griffin

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Feb. 19, 1893, by Rev. J.H. Myers, at the Methodist Church,
Mulberry, Franklin Co., Ark. in the presence of a large
congregation, Mr. Wm. F. Alexander and Miss Carrie E. 
Flemmings---both of Mulberry.
At Mr. Sam Peadon's the bride's father's, Feb. 14, by Rev.
D.C. Ross, Mr. C.C. Watts of Windfield, Kan. and Miss Don
Peadon of Cincinnati, Ark.
In the home of the bride's father, Mr. Crocket Brown, Feb.
19, 1893, by Rev. J.H. Sturdy, Mr. W.P. Jobe and Miss Alice
Brown, all of Washington Co., Ark.  This wedding took place
in the presence of a large circle of friends.
At the residence of the Bride's father, Mr. D.S. Goodloe,
near Rose Bud, Ark., Feb. 15, 1893, Mr. Jas. A. Liveley
and Miss Pearl Goodloe---Rev. Z.W. Lindsey officiating.
Feb. 1, 1893, at the Baptist Church, Charleston, Ark., by
Rev. J.B. Winsett, Mr. Walter Martin of Bloomfield, Col.,
and Miss Sedalia Fletcher of Charleston, Ark.
At the residence of the bride's father, Mr. Dock Marks of 
New Edinburgh, Ark., Mr. N.B. Chowning of Rison, Ark. and
Miss D.C. Marks of New Edinburgh, Ark---Rev. D. Heber Col-
quette officiating.
Feb. 22. 1893, at the residence of the bride's father, Mr.
B.F Clegg, by Rev. John F. Carr, Mr. M.J. Mead and Miss
Jennie Clegg, both of Pine Bluff, Ark.

              WARNING ORDER
In the Pulaski Chancery Court, Arkansas.
   Kansas National Bank of Wichita, Kan-
sas, Plaintiff, vs. E.H. Chamberlain and
Sarah T. Chamberlain, Defendants.
   The defendants, E.H. Chamberlain and
Sarah T. Chamberlain, are warned to ap-
pear in this court within thirty days,
and answer the complaint of the plaintiff,
the Kansas National Bank of Wichita,
			I.J. Hicks, Clerk
February 25, 1893
Martin & Murphy, Solicitors for plaintiff.

               WARNING ORDER
   Before T.W. Wilson justice of the peace
for Big Rock township, Pulaski Co., Ark.
Abe E. Carroll vs. C.H. Fargo & Co.
   The defendants, C.H. Fargo & Co., are
warned to appear in this court within
thirty days, and answer the complaint of
the plaintiff, Abe E. Carroll.
			T.W. Wilson, J.P.
Feb. 9, 1893.

   All persons who can set up any right to the hereinafter described lands, which
were purchased under sale for the non-payment of taxes, in consequence of any
informality, irregularity or illegality connected with such sale, are notified
to show cause on the first day of the October term of the Pulaski Chancery
Court 1893, to be held in Pulaski County, Ark., why the sales so made should 
not be confirmed; which said lands, the authority under which said sales took
place, the nature of the title by which said lands are held and the amount paid
for the same, and each tract thereof, are as follows:  Lot three in block
twelve East Argenta sold to the State in default of a bidder for the taxes and
penalty and cost amounting to $1.82, on the eleventh day of April 1887, by the
collector of taxes for Pulaski County, Ark., for the year 1876.  Also lot eight
in block twelve East Argenta, sold to the State in default of a bidder for the
taxes and penalty and costs, amounting to $4.67 on the eleventh day of April
1887, by the collector of taxes for Pulaski County, Ark., for the year 1886.
Also lot two in block one East Argenta, sold to the State in default of a bid-
der for the taxes, penalty and costs, amounting to $7.21, on the eleventh day
of April 1887, by the collector of taxes for Pulaski County, Ark., for the year
1886.  Also lot three in block one East Argenta, sold to the State in default
of a bidder for the taxes, penalty and costs, amounting to $7.21 on the eleventh
day of April 1887, by the collector of taxes for Pulaski County, for the year
1886.  Also lot three in block two hundred and twenty eight in the city of
Rock, sold to the State in default of a bidder for the taxes, penalty and costs,
amounting to $18.67, by the collector of taxes for Pulaski County, Ark., for the
year 1887.  No part of the above described lands were redeemed within the time
required by law, and was by the County Clerk of Pulaski County certified to the
State, and was by the State placed on sale, and on the 24th day of April 1889,
W.B. Worthen purchased all of said lots above described as in "East Argenta" by
paying the taxes on each of said parcels, and obtaining a deed, therefore, and
on the 3rd day of July 1890, T.J. Oliplint purchased from the State lot three in
block 228 in the City of Little Rock, by paying the taxes on the same and ob-
taining a deed therefor.  Said lands are held under the deeds as above set forth
and title claimed by reason of said tax sales.
						T.J. Oliphint, Purchaser.

LANGLY: Sister Elen Mayfield was born April 3, 1849; 
died Feb. 12, 1893; was married to J.K. Langly 
April 22, 1892.  Sister Langly professed religion
when young and joined the M.E. Church, South, and
has lived a consistent member ever since.  I had
been acquainted with her only two months, but
long enough to find out that she was a good woman.
I visited her often during her sickness, never 
heard her murmur or complain.  The day before she
died her husband asked her if she felt that Jesus
was with her in her suffering.  She said she did;
said she was not afraid to die, then began sing-
ing "Home, sweet home"; said it would not be long
until she would be there.  Last Sabbath as the sun
was setting her spirit went to God who gave it.
Sister Langly leaves a devoted husband and many
relatives and friends to mourn their loss.  Her
funeral was conducted by her pastor, Rev. H.A.
Armstrong, after which we laid her to rest in
their family graveyard at Macedonia.
				Mrs. H.A. Armstrong
Goshen, Ark.

FISHER: Elizabeth Day was born in Burk Co., N.C. 
April 29, 1828; moved with her father to Cherokee 
Co. Ala., thence to Hot Spring Co., Ark.  She was 
married to Thomas J. Fisher March 17, 1850; he 
preceded her to that God-built city above, and she 
died July 11, 1892.  She was born of the Spirit 
and made a child of God when about 18 years of age, 
and connected herself with the M.E. Church, South, 
when about 22 years of age.  From that time until 
her death, which was about 42 years, she was a 
true, faithful, God-loving Christian woman.  She 
reared a large family of boys, and was permitted 
to live to see them all grown up to manhood and 
made happy in a Savior's love and become members 
of the M.E. Church, South.  Two of them are local 
preachers, true, noble good boys.  Before she died 
she called all of her boys except one who lives 
in Texas, and their wives and several others who 
were there, to her bedside and talked of her 
departure as if she were going to make a visit.  
O that raptures of joy came over her as she talked 
to them about heaven.  May God's richest blessings 
ever rest upon her children and grandchildren.  
May they all try to follow her as she followed 
				E. Garrett
Bono, Ark.

CALHOUN: B.C. Calhoun was born Dec. 10, 1835 and died
Dec. 12, 1892, near Lonoke, Ark.  His parents came to
Arkansas in 1837 and settled in Prairie Co., near Des
Arc.  Here he grew to manhood.  In 1860 he removed to
Austin, where he lived many years.  He was converted
at the age of 20 years, having a clear-cut conception
of redemption through faith in Christ Jesus.  He was
twice married.  First to Miss Jennie Hopper, who lived 
but a few years; second to Miss Mollie Hardcastle, Oct
18, 1877.  For more than fifteen years they walked
along life's pathway sweetly and as one, when God had
need of him in a higher sphere and took him to Himself.
Ten children were born to him; six of whom preceded him
to the Beulah Land, and doubtless welcomed him to the
celestial shore; a wife and four children are left to
mourn their loss.......

EDWARDS: The death angel visited our home at Quitman, Ark.,
Feb. 5, 1899, and took from us our little Iona Genevia. 
She was two months, one week and two days old.  This is the
fourth shadow which death has cast over our home, but four
bright jewels await us on the other shore, and we hasten to
join them.  We'll not be strangers in heaven.
						Papa and Mamma.

            WARNING ORDER
In Pulaski Chancery Court, Addis Lee,
Plaintiff, vs. Charles Lee, Defendant,
   The defendant Charles Lee is warned 
to appear in this court within thirty 
days, and answer the complaint of the 
plaintiff Addis Lee.
		     I.J. Hicks, Clerk
February 27, 1893
W.F. Hill, Sol, for Plff.

                 WARNING ORDER
   In Pulaski Chancery Court, John J. Donahue,
et al., Plaintiffs, vs. Margaret Cuddy et al.,
   The defendants, Mary Harley and Dora Reagan
are warned to appear in this court within
thirty days, and answer the complaint of the
plaintiff, John J. Donahue et al.
			I.J. Hicks, Clerk
			By Chas. M. Conner, D.C.
Feb. 24, 1893
Sam W. Williams, Sol. for Plaintiffs

                 COMMISSIONER'S SALE
Notice is hereby given that in pursuance of the
authority and directions contained in the decretal
order of the Pulaski Chancery Court, made and 
entered on the 14th day of OCtober, A.D. 1892, in
a certain cause (No. 3021), then pending therein
between J. B. Sibeck and J.T.W. Tillar complaintants
and Z.H. Manees and wife defendants, the undersigned 
as commissioner of said court will offer for sale at
public outcry to the highest bidder at the east door
or entrance of the Pulaski County court house, in
which said court is held, in the city of Little Rock,
within the hours prescribed by law for judicial sales
Friday, the 17th day of March, A.D. 1893,
the following described real estate, to-wit: Lots
numbered one (1) and two (2) in block numbered two 
(2) in Clendennin's Addition to the town of Argenta,
In Pulaski County, Arkansas.
   Terms of sale: On a credit of three months, the
purchaser being required to execute note with 
approved personal security bearing Interest at the
rate of ten per cent per annum from date of sale
until paid and a lien being retained on the premises
sold to secure the payment of the purchase money.
   Given under my hand this 23rd day of January, A.D.
			      I.J. Hicks
			      Commissioner in Chancery

           WARNING ORDER
Little Rock, Ark., Feb. 17, 1893.
Before T.W. Wilson, J.P. in and for
Big Rock township, Pulaski Co., Ark.
John Booton vs J.W.D. McClure.
   The defendant, J.W.D. McClure is
hereby warned to appear in this
court within thirty days and answer
the complaint of John Booton, 
plaintiff herein.
		T.W. Wilson J.P.
Feb. 23, 1893.

             WARNING ORDER
In Pulaski Chancery Court. S.A. Pelham,
Plaintiff, vs. R.A. Pelham, Defendant.
   The defendant, R.A. Pelham is warned
to appear in this Court within thirty
days and answer the complaint of the
plaintiff, S.A. Pelham.
February 21st, 1893	
               I.J. Hicks, Clerk
		By Chas. M. Conner, D.C.
Ratcliff & Fletcher, Sols, for Plff.

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                IN MEMORIAM
   On Friday morning, April 6, 1894, just 
as the sun was rising to dispel the
darkness of this world of night, Sister
Clem E. Pendergrass after many dark nights
of suffering was released from pain, fell
in sleep, and her soul ascended up to the
city of God, where there is no night; and
where they need no candle; neither light
or the sun; for the Lord God giveth them
light.  She was the daughter of A.J. and
Anne E. Barner, and was born in Phillips
Co., Ark., Oct. 5, 1857.  She was married
to Rev. W.A. Pendergrass, Dec. 25, 1873;
made a profession of religion and joined
the M.E. Church, South, in 1883, in which
she lived and died a consistent member.
In the year 1887 she moved to Searcy and
from thence to Gum Spring neighborhood.
Her body was interred in Gum Spring cemet-
ery to await the voice of Him who says "I
am the resurrection and the life; he that
believeth in me though he were dead yet
shall he live.  And whosoever liveth and
believeth in me shall never die."  Thank
God for the Christian's assurance of
eternal life.
   Sister Pendergrass's disease was 
consumption.  She was confined to her room
about five months, and during all these
moths of pain she was patient and resigned.
Until a short time previous to her death
she entertained the hope of recovery, but
when the inevitable came and she was 
assured that she must die she was ready,
and calmly and prayerfully resigned herself
to the will of him who she believed was too
wise to err, and too good to do wrong.  Her
chief earthly concern was her children.  
Her love and anxiety for them was such as
none but mothers can feel.  But even these
precious jewels she lovingly committed to
the care of her husband and her God in the
sweet hope of a glorious and eternal re-
union in the sweet by and by.  O blessed, 
sweet hope---how it cheers our hearts! Just 
a short time before she took her final leave
of loved ones she expressed a desire to 
talk, but she was too weak.  She began to
call the names of her children but was able
to repeat only two of them.  She survived
all her father's family except one afflict-
ed brother.
   Sister Pendergrass possessed many noble
traits of character.  She was universally
beloved by those who knew her well.  She 
was inoffensive, kind, generous, patient 
and forbearing. She was meek and unobtusive
in her deportment.  She leaves a husband 
and seven little children to mourn their 
loss. He who has been so long suffering the 
gospel of peace to troubled hearts knows 
where to go to find consolation.  But the 
dear little children who have learned to 
lean upon a mother's breast and feel the 
warm pulsations of a mother's loving heart 
and the sweet kiss of a mother's lips, 
where can they go to find a mother's love?  
Glory to God,Jesus says, "Suffer little 
children to come unto me."
    May God bless our dear Brother Pender-
grass who has been compelled to give up his
pastorate on account of this affliction in
his family.  May this bereavement be
sanctified to the eternal good of the 
entire family.  May the father, mother and 
children all meet again in the Home Beyond.
                       J.M. Talkington
Searcy, Ark.

At the M.E. Church, South, in Carriola, Ark. March 19, 1893, by 
Rev. G.E. Cameron, Mr. R.L. Scaife of St. Louis, Mo. and Miss 
Hammie Moore of Carriola, Ark.
Near Mansfield, Ark., March 14, 1893, by Rev. W.H. Metheny,
Reuben M. Pugh and Mrs. Zetta Hunter, both of Sebastian Co., Ark.
Feb. 8, 1893, at the residence of the bride's parents, by Rev. 
P.B. Hopkins, Mr. J.H. Philips and Miss Nettie Gambille.
March 5, 1893, at the residence of Mr. T.A. McSpaddins, by Rev. 
P.B. Hopkins, Mr. H.R. Lindsey and Miss Ella M. Tresenriter.
March 19, 1893. at the residence of the bride's father by Rev.
P.B. Hopkins, Mr. H. Brights and Miss Nora Wilson.

G.W. Watson, was born Oct. 13, 1825 in S.C.;
moved to Ark. in 1870, and died March 11, 1893.
He professed religion in 1846 and joined the
M.E. Church, South.  He lived a consistent mem-
ber till the Lord took him "____ far away home
of the soul."  His last words were "I will soon
be at glory land."  He rejoiced to know that he
would soon be at rest and praised God as long
as he could.
   He called his children to him and talked to 
them of that glory land to which he was going
and asked them to meet him there.  He leaves a
wife and nine children to mourn their loss, but
for him for he has lost nothing, but has gained
heaven with all its glories.
For many years Bro. Watson was a ______ in the
Church at McElroy and was always at his post.
A good man has gone to his reward and may the
Spirit of the Lord lead all his relatives 
safely home to those mansions that have been
prepared for those who love to serve the Lord.
				E.N. Bickley
Holt, Ark.

Susan A. Dykes, (nee Johnson) was married to Wm.
L. Dykes in Ala. Dec. __, 1865.  They moved to 
Ark. where she professed religion and joined the
M.E. Church, South, in which they were consistent
members until their death.  Wm. L. Dykes was
brought to an untimely death July 30, 1878, by an
accidental discharge of a shot-gun at his own
hands, causing his almost instant death.  He was
a true Christian and a faithful steward of the
Church.  His memory is still precious to people 
he so faithfully served.
   Susan A. Dykes was brought to her death March
8, 1893, from the effects _____ which was removed
by an operation, about 24 hours before her death.
She met her death with calmness and Christian
for______.  Her funeral was preached by the _____
a large congregation of weeping family and friends
at the cemetery and laid her by her husband and
sons, near the old homeplace in Cleveland Co. Ark.
          			P.P. Burke

           ESTRAY NOTICE
Notice is hereby given, That on the
23rd day of February, 1893. I took
up and impounded at Owen Township,
Pulaski County, Arkansas, a stray
Horse. Four Years old. Sorrell with
white blaze in face. Value Thirty-
five dollars.
	       R.J. Rowlaad, Impounder
Entered this 15th day of March, 1893
	       John Brodie, Clerk

William Wesley Manees was born April 15, 1878 and died near 
Quitman, Ark., March 9, 1893.  He had professed religion and 
joined the Church Feb. 15, 1891.  He had a stoke of paralysis 
and died in a few days.  Wesley was one of the Librarians of 
the Quitman Sunday School.  He had memorized the Lord's 
Prayer, the Apostles' Creed and many other passages of 
Scripture.  These he repeated to his sister Miss Ara only a 
short time before his death.  He loved his Sunday School and 
teacher.  His seat at Church was never vacant.  We miss him 
so much.  In the "home far away" he is now with his sainted 
mother "in the land of the unclouded day."  His funeral was 
preached by the writer, and his body laid to rest at the old 
Mordi-Creek Cemetery.  May God sustain his father, brothers 
and sisters.
						O.H. Tucker

Sister Lucinda Bennett died the 2nd day of March, 1893.  We laid 
her to rest that stormy Friday, the 3rd.  She died in the faith 
of our Lord Jesus Christ; she was religious from a child, but 
never made a public profession until about seven years ago.  
She then joined the M.E. Church, South,and lived an acceptable 
member of the same until death. She was a good woman.  She was a 
widow.  She leaves two children, a father, a brother and a sister 
to mourn her departure.  She was a sister to Rev. W.H.V. Burn's 
wife. I visited her a week before her death.  She said she was 
leaning on the arm of the Lord and found a strong consolation. 
She had great peace, giving direction concerning her children 
and then bidding them farewell.

_______ M'CURRY, Sr., age 71 died age __ years, __ months, 26 days,
was born ________ Co., Tenn., Sep 11, _____ He died March 7, 1893
when the death angel took from our ______ __ble father, husband and
________.  He professed faith in Christ _____ ....... at the placed 
above _________________ very soon attached himself to the Methodist
Church.  He lived there until 1879, and then moved to Boone Co.,
Ark., where he spent the remainder of his days in faithfulness to
his God and family and loyalty to his Church, becoming identified
with the Church at Lippa Chapel.  We are loth to give him up, but
bow in submission to the divine will and exclaim as one of old, "The
Lord gave and the Lord has taken away, blessed be the name of the
Lord."  The writer having the pleasure of visiting him three times 
at his home, and during his illness, never felt more at home than
when there.  The fatherly counsel given by him was of timely import-
ance.  But alas! he is gone to enjoy the happy reunion of friends
and loved ones on the blissful shores of heaven.  We miss Father
McCurry as a father, husband and brother.  He was honored by all who
knew him in all these relations.  But glory to God, who doeth all
things well, He has taken him the inhabitants of heaven to swell.
						W.H. Hatfield
Carrolton, Ark.

Laura O. Baber
There is no death. The stars go down
To rise upon some fairer shore,
Where, bright in heaven's jeweled crown,
They shine forever more.

On the 14th of February 1893, at 12:30, after a painful illness,
characterized by the most intense suffering, but borne with a 
fortitude which could have been born only of an implicit faith
in the promises of the Lord Almighty, the immortal spirit of
Laura O. Baber, took its flight from earth to heaven.  She met
the dead messenger quietly and without a murmur, and signified
her resignation to the will of God, by saying, "I am not afraid
to die, there's nothing between me and Jesus."  She was the
eldest daughter of the Rev. Jno. O. Blackwood, Esq., and was
born in Osceola, Oct. 15, 1866.  She professed religion and 
joined the M.E. Church, South, of which she lived a consistent
and honored member to the day of her death, when God transferred
her to the Church triumphant.  She was married to A.J. Baber Dec
15, 1890, to whom she leaves an infant son of 8 days.
   To those who knew her best and among whom she spent all the
days of her short life, she was known in all the relations of
life to have filled the measure of her duty, in a much larger
sense than ordinarily; and her untimely death has cast a gloom
over a host of friends who mourn their loss with sincere regret;
to her heart-broken husband, her mother, sisters and brothers,
the loss is well nigh irreparable; but the same faith which
characterized the life of Miss Laura and supported her as she
passed through the "dark valley of the shadow of death," will
enable them to see the silver lining to this dark cloud of sor-
row, and they can realize that God knows and does all things for
the best for those that love and fear him; and not only so, but 
after awhile in God's on good time "We shall walk through the
streets of the city with the loved ones gone before."  She fill-
ed the measure of her short life as God directed with an abiding
faith; she suffered without a murmur and with a resignation
which only a Christian can have, she bowed in meek submission to
the will of God.

She needs no slab of Parian marble,
With its white and ghastly head,
To tell wanderers in the valley,
The virtues of the dead.

Let the lily be her tombstone,
And the dew drops, pure and white;
The epitaph which the angels write,
In the stillness of the night.
Osceola, Ark.

   Whereas, our heavenly Father whose ways to us are inscrutable,
but of whose abounding love we are assured in his Word and by his
many mercies, has again visited our S.S. by his messenger, death,
and called from labor to rest our dear young friend and Sec.,
Bro. F.M. Blakely; Therefore be it resolved by the Rock Spring
1. That by his death we have lost a most excellent member, whose
zeal for its prosperity was ever apparent, and whose influence
was exerted continually for good.
2. That though we look upon his vacant seat with moistened eyes
and saddened hearts, we rejoice in the hope of the resurrection,
and submit to the divine will in this dispensation of Providence,
with faith that all things work together for good to them that
loveth God.
3. That we tender to his aged parents and other relations in this
sore bereavement our most sincere sympathy, and pray God to raise
their drooping spirits to a brighter realization of the joys of
the redeemed, and to give consolation to their wounded hearts, by
the assurance of a blessed reunion in that bright city where
"God's children are gathering home."
4. That we remember our young friend's noble traits of character,
his earnest endeavors to lead a true and holy life, and that we 
will try to emulate his many virtues and benefit by his Christian
5. That a copy of these resolutions be given his afflicted par-
ents, and spread upon the pages of our Sunday-school record.
					Mrs. E.V. Carr
					Mrs. Emma Lanhan
					W.H. Lanhan

Bertha May Smith, daughter of John G. and Mrs. Clerinda Smith,
was born Nov. 12, 1892 and died March 12, 1893.  It was a little
Sufferer for the most part of its four months' existence here.
This is the third babe of which the mother and father have been
bereaved.  "It is well with the child," God has claimed it; it
inherits not the sorrows incident to this world, but the 
innocence and happiness of paradise.  May the grief-stricken 
mother and father who tended it here affectionately look upon
this stroke of Providence as best, and give their hearts and
lives to God.  May parents and children and relatives be thus
faithful here to the end and meet the three loved ones in heaven.
						Jno. F. Taylor


Arkansas Fire Insurance Company - 123 W. Markham
John G. Fletcher, Pres.  - W.H. Wright, Vice-Pres. -  Joseph F. Boyle, Sec'y

Beal & Fletcher Grocer - Water, Scott & Elm Sts.

G.S. Brack - 506 Main St.

Gans & Sons - Masonic Temple

M.M. Cohn & Co's. - 306 & 208 Main St., bet 3rd & 4th.

T.J. Collier Grocer - 310 Main St.

Edmond Craig & Co. - 112-114 E. Markham

Dickinson Arms Co. - 419 E. Markham

Engstroum & Fraser - 121 West Markham St.

Fones Bros. Hardware Co.  - 200-202 Main

W.L. Funston Marble Works - 605 Main St.

H.J. George & Co. Grocers - 201-203 East Markham

Gleason's Hotel - Corner 2nd & Louisiana

Dr. J.M. Hill - S.E. corner 2nd & Main Sts.

Iron Mountain Railroad - Corner Rock and Elm

C.O. Kimball - 324 Main St.

C.J. Kramer & Co. Grocers - 319 Main St.

John A. Mitchell & Co. Coal - 110 W. Markham St.

Morehouse & Co.'s Business College - Jordan Building-Corner 7th & Main Sts.

T.E. Murrell, M.D. - Masonic Temple - 5th & Main

Painless Dental Parlors - Dr. H.P. Jordan - Masonic Temple


Parlor Millinery Store - 502-504 Main St.

Joe P. Quinn Dry Goods Co. - 300 Main St.

W.H. Schaeffer & Co. Grocers - 409 Main St.

Methodist Sewing Machine

Wilson & Webb Stationery Co. 212 Main St.
J.P. Webb, Pres. - T.W. Wilson, V.P. - George B. Allis, Secretary

Edward Winfield, Attorney at Law - Room 2, Turner & Gans Building

Newspapers submitted by Keith Lavender - Mon, 15 Apr 2002
Articles typed and formatted, and Ads formatted by Charlotte Curlee Ramsey

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