Drew County, Arkansas Newsbriefs - 1873

Contributed by Jann Woodard.


Arkansas Gazette

November 9, 1873

A correspondent at Cut Off, Drew County, writes as follows on the 3d:

"On Friday evening last, Mr. G.M. Andrews serving as one of a posse to apprehend Euremus Farquhar, a young man who had committed an offense against the laws of the state, was shot by the said Farquhar. On yesterday the wounded man died. Farquhar has absconded, and is at large. The governor should offer a liberal reward for the apprehension of the offender. Farquhar is twenty-one or twenty-two years old, about six feet two inches in height, slenderly built, of fair complexion, and has holes in his ears. He frequently wears ear bobs; speaks quick, if excited. It is confidently believed he will go to Henderson County, Texas, near Porter's Bluff where he has an uncle living by the name of Thomas Berry; also a sister and other relations. He is likely stopping at the above named bluff a while, to go on into Burnett County, where he has an uncle by his name and where he came from two or three years since. He has committed a crime here of the most heinous character and should be brought to the bar of justice. No young man in this community had more friends than did the murdered man, and he has come to his death by assisting to execute the laws of the state that the guilty might be punished. It is to be hoped that some of the officials of the county may call upon the governor to offer a liberal reward.


November 18, 1873

The residence of Mrs. Mollie Arnett was destroyed by fire at Monticello on Tuesday night.

The following are the new town officers of Monticello: Jas. A. Jackson, mayor; W.S. Jeter, recorder; John Hussey, T.P. Edward, G.R. Horton, Col. W.F. Slemmons and Hon. D.S. Wells, aldermen; W.H. Rankin, marshal.

The Monticellonian of Tuesday says "Two young men named Clint Anderson and Charles F. Hudspeth, were deputized to arrest Rene Forker on the evening of the 1st inst. They approached the residence of Mr. Elisha Baker where Forker was stopping for the night, Hudspeth in front and Anderson in the rear of the house. Forker attempted to escape by the back way, and finding himself confronted by Anderson drew a pistol and fired at him, the ball passing through the upper lobe of the liver. He died the next evening from the effects of the wound. Forker made his escape."


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