Ft. Smith, Ar New Era
July 3, 1879
The teachers of our public schools arrived during the week, viz: Miss Emma Wheatly, Miss Fanny L. Prim, Miss Lucy H. Kelley, and Miss Dora A. Lipe. They were accompanied by Miss Mary Armstrong who, we learn has been added to the corps of teachers. The former three have been absent spending vacation at their homes in Illinois, and Miss Lipe, welcomed back by her numberous friends in Fort Smith. We bid a cordial welcme to Miss Armstrong, and trust that her time will be pleasantly and profitably spent in our boarder [sic] city. The schools opened under favorable auspices on Monday morning the 1st instant.