Drew County, Arkansas Newsbriefs - 1904

Contributed by Jann Woodard.

Collins, June 17, 1904 - W.C. Deal of Baxter, while handling empty beer cases from his saloon to the depot, was made the victim of an accident which came near costing him his life. His horse became frightened and ran for a short distance, throwing the boxes and driver off the wagon. The boxes fell on him, breaking one arm and bruising him severely, the flesh being torn from one arm from the elbow to the shoulder.

Aug. 18, 1904:

Pink Burks, an old citizen of Barkada, died last week.

The brick work on the new wing of the Monticello cotton mills will soon be completed. The capacity of the mill has been increased by the addition of 2,500 spindles and 150 looms, and an electric light equipment will also soon be installed.

Aug. 4, Collins - About midnight last night an unknown man entered the house of John Huffman, about half a mile from the station, and, in the absence of Mr. Huffman, attacked his wife. The woman's screams attracted the attention of her husband, who was a short distance from the house. Huffman reached the house just in time to see the man disappear in another direction. Mrs. Huffman was severely choked and frightened. A large crowd of men is searching for the assailant of Mrs. Huffman, and if he is captured it is thought there will be immediate danger of mob violence. The man was traced to Collins, and he disappeared here. Bloodhounds have been sent for and the search will be continued.

Sep 6, Monticello - Mrs. Harriet A. Womack died at the home of her son, J.M. Waddell, in this city. Her death was quite sudden, being due to paralysis. Deceased was about 70 years of age, and was a resident of Morrell, Ashley County, where she had lived for almost half a century. Her remains were carried to Morrell for interment, services being conducted here by Dr. Thompson, rector of the Episcopal church.

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