Election Bet. Missouri and North Arkansas Railroad conductor Ed Ferrell cashes in on an election bet in this downtown Searcy scene c1900. Ferrell is the passenger in what appears to be the payoff of an election wager. The power unit is Claude King who operated a dray service in Searcy and was a member of the town’s brass band. The wheelbarrow is the type used by the Henry Wrape Co. at their plant which was owned by Searcy Flooring & Lumber Co. The individual on the extreme left is “Whiskers” Simpson. He was a professional slaughterer for the several meat markets in town. The picture was made by the old Rock Island depot. The picket fence enclosed the Spring Park. Courtesy Ivan Quattlebaum, White County Historical Society.