Local News

1915

I HAVE CREATED THIS RECORD OF LOCAL NEWS THAT WAS PUBLISHED IN THE OLD SOLIPHONE NEWSPAPER . THESE LITTLE PIECES OF INFORMATION PUBLISHED IN THE PAPER TOLD A LOT OF INFORMATION IN JUST A FEW SENTENCES . SOMETIMES THEY WERE OBITS , OR TELLING OF SOMEONE MOVING , OR PEOPLE VISITING AND THEIR RELATIONS AND WHERE . I HOPE THESE LITTLE PIECES MIGHT HELP IN COMPLETING YOUR PUZZLE IN YOUR RESEARCH.

RESEARCHED BY : TINA EASLEY

tina@grnco.net

http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ar/county/greene/

I WILL BE ADDING MORE AS I RUN ACROSS THEM IN MY RESEARCH .

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FEB. 12 , 1915

DR. L.E. PARMLEY AND WIFE WHO RECENTLY CAME TO PARAGOULD FROM NIMMONS, CLAY CO. , WILL LEAVE TOMORROW FOR WINTER HAVEN , FLORIDA WHERE THEY WILL LOCATE.

IT IS UNDERSTOOD A COTTON GRADING SCHOOL WILL BE ESTABLISHED IN PARAGOULD SOON AND THAT A NUMBER OF PARTIES WHO ARE DESIROUS OF LEARNING HOW TO GRADE AND CLASSIFY COTTON WILL TAKE THE COURSE.

JUDGE CROWLEY LAST NIGHT FINED TOMMY SMITH $25 AND PUT HIM UNDER A PEACE BOND OF $500 TO BEHAVE HIMSELF FOR A PERIOD OF TWELVE MONTHS. AT THE NOON HOUR HE HAD FAILED TO MAKE THE BOND AND WAS IN JAIL. SMITH CREATED MUCH EXCITEMENT ON WEST COURT STREET WEDNESDAY NIGHT BY EMITTING A SERIES OF COMMANCHE YELLS AND ENTERING THE HOME OF H.W. BROWN.

TAX COLLECTOR ALBERT WOOD HAS COMPLETED HIS ROUND OF APPOINTMENTS IN THE COUNTY AND FROM NOW ON WILL BE FOUND AT THE COURT HOUSE. HE SAYS THE PEOPLE HAVE BEEN PAYING THEIR TAXES WITHT HE SAME PROMPTNESS AS IN FORMER YEARS, AND THAT CONDITIONS IN GREENE COUNTY ARE FAR FROM BAD. THE FARMERS HAVE PLENTY OF MEAT AND HAY , BUT THEY ARE SHORT ON CORN. HOWEVER , HE FINDS THE PEOPLE IN THE COUNTRY ARE IN BETTER SHAPE THAN THOSE RESIDING IN PARAGOULD.

DAN HARRINGTON OF THE CONTRACTING FIRM OF JONES & HARRINGTON , WHO ARE BUILDING THE NEW HOTEL IN THIS CITY , IS HERE FOR THE PURPOSE OF MAKING ARRANGEMENTS TO RESUME WORK ON THE BUILDING. IT IS UNDERSTOOD THE PROMOTERS OF THE HOTEL HAVE SECURED THE FUNDS FOR THE COMPLETION OF THE STRUCTURE AND THAT THE WORK WILL BE PUSHED VIGOROUSLY.

MRS. R.L. MUSE OF WALNUT RIDGE ARRIVED THIS MORNING FROM PARAGOULD WHERE SHE HAS BEEN VISITING HER SISTER , MRS. ROBERT E. FUHR. SHE WILL SPEND TODAY WITH HER SON , HARRY , WHO IS A STUDENT AT THE AGRICULTURAL SCHOOL , RETURNING TO HER HOME THIS EVENING . MR. MUSE WILL COME OVER THIS AFTERNOON TO ACCOMPANY HIS WIFE HOME .- JONESBORO TRIBUNE.

W.S ABRAHAMS , FORMERLY OF THIS CITY BUT NOW MANAGING THE JOSEPH STORE AT SENATH , SPENT A FEW HOURS IN PARAGOULD TODAY. HE HAD BEEN TO CARDWELL TO VISIT FRIENDS AND WAS ENROUTE BACK TO SENATH.

ALBERT WARE , WHO LEFT PARAGOULD ABOUT TWO YEARS AGO TO RESIDE AT PIGGOTT , HAS RETURNED TO THIS CITY, HAVING BEEN CHOSEN MANAGER OF THE PARAGOULD PAINT AND WALL PAPER COMPANY , SUCCEEDING E.A. ANDERSON , WHO HAS RESIGNED.

EXTENSIVE CHAGES ARE BEING MADE IN THE INTERIOR OF THE MERIWETHER HARDWARE COMPANY'S STORE TO MAKE ROOM FOR AN ATTRACTIVE AUTOMOBILE AND VEHICLE DISPLAY. THIS COMPANY HAS SECURED THE AGENCY FOR THE DODGE CAR AND ANNOUNCES IT WILL SOON HAVE A MACHINE HERE FOR EXHIBITION.

J.C. JARRETT IS BREAKING IN A HANDSOME NEW OAKLAND AUTOMOBILE WHICH HE RECEIVED YESTERDAY.

BUD RYAN OF WALCOTT IS SPENDING A FEW DAYS IN TOWN.

STOCK NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT I HAVE TAKEN POSSESSION OF AND IMPOUNDED A COW , BEARING THE FOLLOWING MARKS AND DESCRIPTION .

ONE BLACK MOOLEY COW ONE YEAR OLD , UNMARKED , WHITE SPOT ON TOP OF NECK WHITE SPOT IN NECK, TAIL PARTLY WHITE.

WHERAS , THE OWNER OF SAD COW IS TO ME UNKNOWN , NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT ON THE 13TH DAY OF FEBRUARY , 1915 , I SHALL OFFER SAID COW FOR SALE TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH AT THE CITY POUND IN THE CITY OF PARAGOULD , ARKANSAS , BETWEEN THE HOURS OF NINE IN THE MORNING AND THREE O'CLOCK IN THE AFTERNOON IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF ORDINANCE NO. 302 OF THE ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF PARAGOULD , ARK. FEB. 3, 1915

J.B. FERGUSON

MARSHAL AND POUND MASTER .

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MARCH 12 , 1915 - SOLIPHONE

( FROM WEDNESDAY'S DAILY PRESS )

S.L. HORTON OF LORADO , WAS HERE THIS MORNING.

SR. S.J. ESTES OF BONO SPENT THE FORENOON IN THE CITY ON BUSINESS .

REV. W.C. WOOD HAS GONE TO LITTLE ROCK TO ATTEND A MEETING OF THE STATE BOARD OF MISSIONS OF THE BAPTIST CHURCH.

BERT LANDON ONE OF THE FOREMOST AND BEST KNOWN BANKERS AND BUSINESS MEN IN DUNKLIN COUNTY , MO. WAS HERE THIS MORNING FROM HORNERSVILLE.

DEPUTY SHERIFF TOM COTHREN AND MACK COTHREN CAME TO THE CITY THIS MORNING WITH ED PUCKETT , RESIDING NEAR WALCOTT , WHO WAS WANTED ON AN INDICTED CHARGING BIGAMY . PUCKETT WAS PLACED IN THE COUNTY JAIL.

J.H. WADE WHO IS HERE FROM MARIANNA TO LOCATE IN PARAGOULD , STATES HE HAS RENTED THE BUILDING FORMERLY OCCUPIED BY THE OLD ELK CAFE AND THAT HE WILL INSTALL NEW FIXTURES AND CONDUCT A FIRST CLASS CONFECTIONERY STORE AND ICE CREAM PARLOR , AND IN ADDITION WILL SERVE LIGHT LIQUORS .

MR. AND MRS. STYRES HAVE VISITED IN PARAGOULD A NUMBER OF TIMES , HAVING RELATIVES HERE AND ELSEWHERE IN THE COUNTY.

CONGRESSMAN T.H. CARAWAY CAME UP FROM JONESBORO , THIS MORNING AND IS SPENDING THE DAY IN THIS CITY GREETING HIS MANY FRIENDS . MR. CARAWAY FEELS DELIGHTED OVER HIS SUCESS IN GETTING AN AMENDMENT TO THE RIVS AND HARBORS WILL PROVIDING FOR A SURVEY OF THE ST. FRANCIS RIVER . HE FEELS CONFIDENT AFTER ENGINEERS HAVE LOOKED OVER THE SITUATION THEY WILL RECOMMEND A SUBSTANTIAL APPREPRIATION FOR DREDGING THE STREAM , THIS AFFORDING AN AMPLE OUTLET FOR FLOOD WATERS EMPTIED INTO THE ST. FRANCIS BY THE VARIOUS DRAINAGE DITCHES.

FOR SALE - THREE CHOICE REGISTERED JERSEY BULL CALVES. PRICED RIGHT FOR QUICK SALE , CALL OR ADDRESS W. ARTHUR JONES , ROUTE 1 , PARAGOULD.

NOTICE FARMERS - THERE WILL BE A CAR LOAD OF HAY AT BETHEL STATION FOR SALE CHEAP MARCH 12 . FUKUA & SON .

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APRIL 30 , 1915

( FROM FRIDAY'S DAILY PRESS )

SHERIFF AL GROOMS AND HIS FORCE OF DEPUTIES HAVE BEEN BUSILY ENGAGED DURING THE PAST WEEK EJECTING A NUMBER OF SQUATTERS FROM LANDS EAST OF THE CITY.

ROY WILKES M WHO HAS A RECORD OF 2:06 1-2 , TO A MAN IN ST. CHARLES WIS. THE PURCHASE PRICE BEING $ 1 -250. MR. DRAKE HAS OWNED ROY WILKES FOR TWO YEARS AND HAS RACED HIM ON THE FAIR CIRCUITS IN IOWA , ILLINOIS, MISSOURI , KANSAS , OKLAHOMA AND ARKANSAS AND HAS WON MANY PURSES WITH HIM. HE NOW HAS LEFT MR. HINMAN , A 2:14 TROTTER . HE WILL PROBALY DISPOSE OF THIS HORSE SOON AND RETIRE FROM THE RACING GAME.

I.W. DRAKE HAS SOLD HIS PACER .

NEWS HAS BEEN RECEIVED HERE OF THE DEATH OF MRS. J.O. CRUMPTON AT CLARENDON ON APRIL 19, AT THE HOME OF HER DAUGHTER , MRS. ELEANOR C. BROWN . MRS. CRUMPTON WAS 62 YEARS OF AGE , AND IS SURVIVED BY FIVE CHILDREN . H.E. CRUMPTON OF MEMPHIS , O.C. CRUMPTON OF LITTLE ROCK , P.D. CRUMPTON OF LOUISVILLE , KY. J.P. CRUMPTON OF RECTOR AND MRS. ELEANOR BROWN OF CLARENDON. MRS. CRUMPTON AT ONE TIME RESIDED IN PARAGOULD AND HAD MANY FRIENDS HERE WHO WILL REGRET TO LEARN OF HER DEATH.

CLYDE HOLT WHO IS ATTENDING SCHOOL HERE WENT TO MARMADUKE LAST NIGHT TO SPEND SUNDAY WITH HOME FOLKS.

THE SEVENTEEN YEAR OLD DAUGHTER OF S.C. PAYNE OF NEAR GAINESVILLE WAS OPERATED ON AT THE SANITARIUM YESTERDAY FOR APPENDICITIS.

R. JACKSON HAS BOUGHT A NEW SIX-CYLINDER , SEVEN PASSENGER OVERLAND . HIS FIVE PASSENGER OVERLAND WAS SOLD TO D.G. BEAUCHAMP.

E.S. GLASGOW BETTER KNOWN AS "DAD" , HAS RETURNED FROM A VISIT TO HIS OLD HOME NEAR DRESDEE, TENN. AND RESUMED HIS OLD TRADE OF SELLING FRUITS AND LUNCHES ON THE STREETS.

LOUIS KEADING AND FAMILY HAVE MOVED BACK TO PARAGOULD FROM CARUTHERSVILLE, MO. THEY ARE RESIDING 504 SOUTH SIXTH STREET.

W.E. MADDOX AND WIFE LEFT THIS MORNING FOR LOUISIANA IN RESPONSE TO A MESSAGE ANNOUNCING THE CRITICAL ILLNESS OF THE FATHER OF MRS. MADDOX.

MRS. ELLEN WOLF RECEIVED A TELEGRAM THIS AFTERNOON ANNOUNCING THE DEATH OF HER DAUGHTER , NORA , IN ST. LOUIS.

JEANIE WATSON OF THIS PLACE AND REV. SAM WATSON OF MARMADUKE LEFT THIS MORNING FOR LITTLE ROCK , WHERE THE FORMER WILL UNDERGO AN OPERATION IN THE IRON MOUNTAIN HOSPITAL .

JOHN McDERMOTT , A WELL KNOWN YOUNG MAN EMPLOYED AT THE IRON MOUNTAIN ROUND HOUSE SUSTAINED A CRUSHED FINGER THIS MORNING WHEN THE MEMBER WAS CAUGHT IN A PIECE OF MACHINERY.

PROSECUTING ATTORNEY MIKE HUDDLESTON IS SOENDING A FEW DAYS AT HOME . MONDAY CIRCUIT COURT WILL OPEN AT LAKE CITY FOR ONE WEEK AND ON MONDAY , MAY 3 , THE SPRING TERM OF THREE WEEKS WILL OPEN HERE.

UNCLE ELISHA BOBO , AGED 75 , YEARS OF FINCH , IS IN PARAGOULD GREETING FRIENDS. THIS IS THE FIRST TIME HE HAS BEEN TO THE CITY SINCE LAST FALL , HAVING BEEN KEPT AT HOME DURING THE WINTER MONTHS BY ILLNESS.

UNCLE CAREY COLE AND WIFE HAVE RETURNED FROM AN EXTENDED TRIP TO LOS ANGELES AND SAN FRANCISCO. AT THE FORMER PLACE THEY VISITED THEIR SON R.A. COLE . THEY TOOK IN THE GREAT EXHIBITIONS AT SAN DIEGO AND SAN FRANCISCO.

A TENANT HOUSE ON DR. N. DONALDSON'S FARM ON BIG ISLAND WAS DESTROYED BY FIRE YESTERDAY , ENTAILING A LOSS OF ABOUT $400.00.

LEE GOLDEN FORMERLY IN BUSINESS AT STANFORD NOW RUNNING A BIG STORE AT BONO , IS SPENDING THE DAY HERE LOOKING AFTER BUSINESS AND GREETING FRIENDS.

E.E. BRECKENRIDGE , A NATIVE OF THIS COUNTY , NOW IN THE DRUG BUSINESS AT CARTER , OKLA. IS BACK HERE ON A VISIT TO HIS PARENTS , MR. AND MRS. D.W. BRECKENRIDGE OF BEECH GROVE . MR. BRECKENRIDGE SAYS HE IS IN A PROSPEROUS SECTION OF OKLAHOMA WHERE THE FARMERS GROW ALFALFA AND RAIS LOTS OF LIVE STOCK. HE WAS VERY MUCH GRATIFIED OVER THE APPARENT CHANE IN FARMING METHODIS IN GREENE COUNTY AND SAYS IF THE FARMERS WILL TURN THEIR ATTENTION TO FOOD CROPS AND LIVE STOCK THEY WILL REAP MORE PROSPERITY THAN IF THEY CONTINUE TO GROW COTTON.

A LARGE BLACK MAD DOG WAS KILLED THIS MORNING ON THE HILL IN THE REAR OF HARRY VODEN'S HOME ON WEST COURT STREET. THE DOG WAS A STRANGER TO THAT SECTION OF CITY , HAVING MADE HIS FIRST APPEARANCE THIS MORNING . HE WAS FOAMING AT THE MOUTH AND GAVE EVERY INDICATION OF HAVING A BAD CASE OF THE RABIES. AN OLD MAN NAMED STANDISH , WORKING ON THE LAWN AT THE VODEN PLACE , SECURED AN AUTOMATIC PISTOL FROM MR. VODEN AND KILLED THE DOG.

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MAY 21, 1915 - THE WEEKLEY SOLIPHONE

LOCAL NEWS

REV. A.C. CLOYES , J.M. LOWE AND W.O POOLE LEFT THIS MORNING FOR CORNING TO ATTEND THE DISTRICT CONFERENCE OF THE METHODIST CHURCH.

HON. MIKE HUDDLESTON OF PARAGOULD , PROSECUTING ATTORNEY IS HERE FOR A FEW DAYS FOR THE PURPOSE OF PREPARING A BRIEF FOR THE SUPREME COURT IN A CASE APPEALED FROM CROSS COUNTY. - JONESBORO TRIBUNE

MISS ANNE STEDMAN LEFT THIS MORNING FOR MAMOTH SPRING WHERE SHE WILL VISIT MISS WINIFRED BELLAMY. WHILE IN MAMMOTH SPRING MISS STEDMAN WILL SING AT THE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE KNIGHTS TEMPLAR.

MR. AND MRS. J.E. WILBOURNE AND TWO CHILDREN WERE IN THE CITY LAST NIGHT THE GUESTS OF FRIENDS , LEAVING ON THE MORNING TRAIN FOR MEMPHIS WHERE THEY WILL SPEND SEVERAL DAYS, WHERE MR. WILBOURNE IS TO HAVE HIS EYES TREATED. - JONESBORO TRIBUNE

IN GIVING THE RESULT OF THE SCHOOL ELECTION IN YESTERDAY'S ISSUE OF THE PRESS , B.H. HANCOCK WAS CREDITED WITH RECEIVING 32 VOTES , WHEN IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN 56. MR. HANCOCK RECEIVED THIRTY VOTES IN THE SECOND WARD INSTEAD OF SIX, AS WAS GIVEN IN THE ARTICLE YESTERDAY.

AT THE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE STATE DENTAL SOCIETY AT LITTLE ROCK SATURDAY , THE FOLLOWING WELL KNOWN DENTISTS WERE RECOMMENDED TO GOV. HAYS AS ACCEPTABLE APPOINTEES ON THE STATE BOARD OF EXAMINERS : DR. C.M. GORE , DeQUEEN , DR. J.W. STEVENS , PINE BLUFF , DR. J.D. JORDAN , LITTLE ROCK , DR. I.M. STERNBERG , FORT SMITH , DR. H.J. GREEN , PARAGOULD .

A.J. THE TWO YEAR OLD SON OF MR. AND MRS. J.D. HENDERSON , RESIDING ON EAST MAIN STREET DIED .

WHILE MISS RUTH HOUSE , ACCOMPANIED BY MRS. P.E. HOUSE , MISS FLORA BORNEMAN , W.H. JONES AND J.O.RUSH , WAS DRIVING TO JONESBORO YESTERDAY IN HER BIG BUICK CAR , A BRIDGE GAVE WAY UNDER THE WEIGHT OF THE MACHINE , TURNING THE CAR OVER ON ITS SIDE INTO A DITCH. THE OCCUPANTS WERE CONSIDERABLY SHAKEN UP AND MRS. HOUSE AND MR. JONES RECEIVED SLIGHT INJURIES. P.E. HOUSE WAS NOTIFIED SOON AFTER THE ACCIDENT HAPPENED AND WENT DOWN THE JONESBORO ROAD NINE MILES TO THE DITCH TO LOOK AFTER MEMBERS OF THE PARTY. THE OVER-TURNED CAR WAS SLIGHTLY DAMAGED . IT WAS EASILY RIGHTED AND MISS HOUSE AND HER GUESTS DROVE BACK HOME IN IT.

JOHN CARPENTER IS ERECTING A HANDSOME STORY AND A HALF BUNGALOW ON HIS LOT ON NORTH MAIN STREET.

RICHARD JACKSON IS HAVING HIS OFFICE BY THE PARAGOULD PRINTING BUILDING AND BUILDING COMPANY REPAINTED.

R.W. MERIWETHER LEFT THIS MORNING FOR DENVER TO SEE HIS SON , LILBOURNE , WHO IS IN A HOSPITAL UNDER GOING TREATMENT FOR TUBERCULOSIS.

MRS. J.A. MORGAN OF ST. LOUIS ARRIVED YESTERDAY TO VISIT HER PARENTS , DR. AND MRS. W.A. YANTIS . DR. YANTIS IS IN A SERIOUS CONDITION AS THE RESULT OF A FALL SUNDAY NIGHT WHEN HE BROKE A BONE IN HIS LEFT THIGH AND ONE IN HIS LEFT WRIST.

MRS. A.M. WESTBROOK AN AGED WOMAN RESIDING ON NORTH PRUET ST. DIED LAST NIGHT AFTER A LONG ILLNESS . FUNERAL SERVICES WILL BE HELD TOMORROW MORNING AT TEN O'CLOCK AT THE HOME OF REV. J.H. BALL. THE BODY WILL BE TAKEN TO FAIRVIEW FOR INTERMENT.

MRS. RILEY BROWN , AGED THIRTY-NINE DIED AT ONE TWENTY THIS MORNING.