NEWS IN PARAGOULD

NINETEEN YEARS AGO

 

TRANSCRIBED BY : TINA EASLEY

tina@grnco.net

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

FROM THE WEEKLY SOLIPHONE

JAN. 8, 1915 - FRIDAY

 

"UNCLE" JOHN BRYANT BROUGHT TO THE PRESS OFFICE THE OTHER DAY A COPY OF THE PARAGOULD EVENING NEWS , DATED APRIL 8, 1896 . H.T. SANDERS WAS THE EDITOR AND PUBLISHER . AMONG THE INTERESTING ITEMS OF LOCAL NEWS IS AN ACCOUNT OF THE CITY ELECTION : FOR MAYOR O'STEEN RECEIVED 276 VOTES , MOSS 63 AND CAMP 63 . FOR RECORDER COLE RECEIVED 62 VOTES , ROBERTS 161 , EAVENSON 161 , LASWELL 8 . FOR TREASURER DAVIS 174 HESTER 225 . IT IS PRESUMED THEY WERE STILL VOTING FOR " UNCLE TOM " HESTER BACK IN THOSE DAYS JUST LIKE THEY DO NOW. FOR MARSHALL BRANNON 77 , LAWSON 171 , BLACKSHARE 51 , ZEIGLER 64 , COLE 19.

P.E. HOUSE AND J.D. BLOCK WERE ELECTED ALDERMEN FROM THE FIRST WARD, JOHN AGEE AND HENRY HAMMOND FROM THE SECOND WARD AND HENRY BRAMLETT AND J.A. ALEXANDER FROM THE THIRD WARD.

THERE BEING A TIE BETWEEN ROBERTS AND EAVENSON FOR RECORDER IT WAS NECESSARY TO DEFER THE DECISION FOR THIS POSITION TO A SPECIAL ELECTION.

HERE'S ANOTHER ITEM SHOWING THAT THE PARAGOULD BOOSTING SPIRIT WAS GETTING IN SOME GOOD WORK BACK IN 1896.

AN INDICATION OF THE GROWTH OF OUR FINE LITTLE TOWN IS SHOWN IN THE PROGRESS SHOWN BY OUR MERCHANTS. A GENTLEMAN FROM MEMPHIS WHO HAS BEEN SPENDING A FEW DAYS HERE AND IS A CLOSE OBSERVER REMARKED THAT THE MILLINERY TURNED OUT BY JOSEPH WAS NOT EXCELLED BY ANY LARGE CITIES HE HAD EVER VISITED .

UNCLE HENRY TRICE WAS TAKING ADVANTAGE OF THE COMING FLY SEASON AND WAS ADVERTISING A STOCK OF SCREEN DOORS AND WINDOWS .

DR. F.C. JOHNSON ADVERTISED FALSE TEETH FOR $5.00 PER SET , BETTER THAN COULD USUALLY BE OBTAINED FOR $15.