Drew County, Arkansas Newsbriefs - 1908

Contributed by Jann Woodard.


Arkansas Gazette

May 16, 1908 page 3 col 2:

Under state deaths: Mrs. Savannah Huey, 53 years of age, at Wilmar, May 11.

May 27, 1908 page3 col 3:

Under state deaths: Aubrey Lynch, at Florence, May 16.

June 12, 1908 page 2 col 2:

Monticello, June 11 - Sheriff Coker yesterday evening publicly broke 25 pint bottles of whiskey and several bottles of beer. The liquor was seized by Sheriff Coker and City Marshal Posey, 10 days ago, being found in the possession of Madison McDaniel, who lives near Lacy post office.

June 25, 1908 page 3 col 2:

Lacy - The Masonic lodge at Lacy elected the following officers Saturday: W.C. Lewis, W.M.: W.W. Wells, S.W.: S.L. McClain, J.W.: W.L. Deal, Treasurer: Jasper Lewis, Secretary.

Aug. 14, 1908 page 1 col 7:

Monticello, Aug. 13 - Dorris Lindsey, the 4 year old adopted daughter of O.J. Lindsey, former station agent for the Iron Mountain railroad at this place, was kicked in the forehead by a horse yesterday and seriously injured. Her skull was fractured, but it is not thought that the injuries will prove fatal. The child was petting the horse at the time it kicked her.

Sep. 4, 1908 page 3 col 3:

Under state deaths: William Aiken, 26 years of age, at Monticello, August 27.

June 28, 1908 page 2 col 1:

Monticello, June 27 - Judge R.C. Knox, an old and well known resident of this place, while doing some painting about his premises this afternoon fell from a scaffold breaking his collarbone and sustaining some other minor injuries. He was formerly county judge of this county and was a candidate for treasurer at the recent primary.

May 28, 1908 page 2 col 2:

Monticello, May 27 - The residence belonging to and occupied by Starling Binns was burned last night about 12:30 o'clock. The residence and all contents are a complete loss. The building was a mass of flames when the fire was discovered and Mr. Binns and his family had time to barely escape, the children not even getting their clothing. The fire is supposed to have originated from a defective flue. The night was perfectly still and the flames were kept from spreading to adjacent buildings. The loss is about $2,500, of which $1,500 is covered by insurance.

June 4, 1908 page 3 col 2:

Monticello - James A. Jackson lodge, Knights of Pythias of Monticello, at its meeting Tuesday night elected the following officers: Charles T. Duke, C.C.: W.A. Moffatt, V.C.: W.F. McClerkin, Prelate: S.J.D. Bennett, M. of A.: Dr. M.E. Shewmaker, M. of W.: W.H. Harper, I.G.: Harry Wells, O.G.

June 4, 1908: At a mass meeting of citizens of Monticello recently a boosters' club was organized and several committees appointed to work out details for the advancement of Monticello's interests. The following officers were elected: Judge H.W. Wells, president: Jack Curry, vice-president: Lamar Williamson, secretary: and J.J. McCloy, treasurer.


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