The Pike County Tribune Miscellaneouse Articles
|Grand and Petit Jury List||February 24, 1922, Volume 7, Number 29|
|For the March Term of the Pike Circuit Court .
Grand Jurors . . .
|A Family Reunion||Friday, August 29, 1924, Volume 3, Number 27|
|The Stokes families and relatives of this
section, enjoyed a family reunion at the home of W.R. Stokes, near Bills Wednesday.
Dr. and Mrs. Archie Stokes and little daughter, also Miss Lena Stokes and Mrs. Mattie Butler and two sons, Cecil and Howell, and John Shelton of Guntown, Miss, who have been spending several days here, were present.
Dr. B.S. Stokes and family of Center Point, Mrs. Mack Hembey and family, the family of J.B. East, R.L. and H.L. Stokes and families, of this place, and W.R. Stokes and family of Bills, made a total of 42 persons composed of brothers, sisters, children, and other relatives who enjoyed the reunion.
The Mississippi people left late Wednesday afternoon for their home.
|September Term Criminal Docket||Friday, September 12, 1924, Volume 3, Number 29|
|Many Liquor Cases to be Tried in the September
Term . . .
Following is a list of the criminal cases to be disposed of at the September term of the Pike Circuit Court, which convenes at Murfreesboro Monday.
State vs. Arch McKinnon - Drunk on highway.
|September Term Civil Docket||Friday, September 12, 1924, Volume 3, Number 29|
|Civil Docket for the September Term of Court .
A.C. Smith vs. J.A. Bludwarth - Appeal
|Letters to Santa Claus||December 8, 1922, Volume 8, Number 1|
|Dear Santa Claus:
Christmas will soon be here and you will find some pennies in my stocking, and I want you to bring me some oranges, apples, candy, nuts, tricycle, gun and a little wagon. I am eight years old, and live in a four room house five miles of Delight.
- Hobert Lamb
Dear Santa Claus:
Dear Santa Claus:
|Letters to Santa Claus||December 15, 1922, Volume 8, Number 3|
|Dear Santa Claus:
Christmas will soon be here, and I want you to bring me a doll, some candy, apples, oranges, and nuts. I live three miles from Delight on the Murfreesboro road.
- Pauline Browning
Dear Santa Claus:
Dear Santa Claus:
Dear Santa Claus:
Dear Santa Claus:
|Pioneer Citizen Writes Letter||May 4, 1923, Volume 8, Number 10|
|Tells of Leaving Delight in Ox Wagon
Thirty-Five Years Ago.
To: Mr. Grady Alexander, Editor
I find only a few names of people who are familiar to me. It has been only thirty-five years the first of June since I drove two yoke of oxen and a covered wagon from Arkansas to what was known as Chickashaw Nation, I.T. We started from Delight, or Uncle Rollie Threlkeld's at Antioch, as it was called then, before Delight had ever been heard of. Our party was composed of a man by the name of Kemp who married a girl by the name of Emily Barong, who was a daughter of Mrs. Lou Parr and a half sister of Mrs. M.C. Threlkeld. There are people in your community who would be able to remember back and possibly know something of this trip.
I see you have a man by the name S.R. Threlkeld hanging around your town. You might tell him to write to me please. I also notice there is a man there by the name of H.M. Gilliam of Los Angeles, will say that I know this man personally. I observed an add of a merchant by the name of C.E. Reid, ask him if he remembers trotting around with a boy by the name of Clarence Threlkeld, will you? Perhaps he members my cousin Ollie Bell, she used to live there too but now lives in Colorado Springs. I had a nice visit with her last summer.
I notice your bank statement, it is quite interesting. I do not believe there was as much money in all of Pike County when I drove the two yoke of oxen out of it as you have in your bank now.
I note that Mrs. Holder Capehart of Hope spent the week with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Brock, wish you would give my regards to Ed. I remember him and I am sure he does me. It has been about thirty-five years since I have seen him, we used to go swimming in the Old Blue Hole on Sundays, when our parents were wondering where we were.
Ed thinks he is smart, a grown daughter and married, I too, have grown children, a boy by the name of J.A. who is cashier of the First National Bank of East San Gabriel, a suburb of the great city of Los Angeles, and a girl, twenty-one, who is a graduate of the University of California, and is now teaching in the city schools.
Give my personal regards to all of my friends, tell them my address and that I would be glad to have a letter from any of them, and would be proud to have any of them visit me if they have occasion to drop over this way.
Anxiously awaiting each issue of your paper hoping to hear something more of my friends that are there. I beg to remain,
Very sincerely yours,
|New Ice Cream Parlor||Friday, June 8, 1923, Volume 8, Number 15|
|Mr. Osborn, Mgr. of the Gurdon Ice Cream Co.,
has installed an up-to-date Cream parlor and cold drink stand in the building next to
Stell's Shoe Shop.
Reid Harley has been employed to run the stand, and with the excellent quality of cream and bottle goods manufactured by the Gurdon Co., we see no reason why the new business will not be a success.
|Masons Elect Officers||Friday, June 15, 1923, Volume 8, Number 16|
|The Masons met here Tuesday night, and elected
the following officers for the ensuing Masonic year:
W.O. Whitehorn - W.M.
|Entertainment||February 24, 1922, Volume 7, Number 29|
|The home of Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Landers was beautifully
decorated with ferns and hyacinths for the birthday party given Friday evening by Miss
Belle East, in honor of Miss Mary Thomason's seventeenth birthday. Music, readings,
rook, and other games were the features of the evening, after which dainty refreshments
The hostess was assisted in entertaining by Mrs. M.J. Huffman and Miss Myrtle Thomason.
The out of town guests were Messrs. Crum, Adams, Thompson, Kelley, Clarke, and Mason, of Womble.
|Pike City News||February 24, 1922, Volume 7, Number 29|
|When I awoke and looked out through the window this
morning there came to my mind a little poem I had to learn long time ago.
Snow, snow, pure white snow, Over the fields they cover strow; Cover up the seed so warm, Keep them safe from winter's harm.
This was years ago when we had snow from ten to fifteen inches deep, but scarcely enough now for a snow bird to wallow in. Will someone tell me why this is?
Alfred Finney and Miss Emma Jackson were happily married on Feb. 2, 1922. May joy and peace be their's thru life.
Oscar Bailey made a business trip to El Dorado Monday. We learn that several anticipate going to El Dorado to work. Perhaps it will not be very much longer until all can return home and find plenty to do in the oil field here.
For next week I shall write a receipt that was published in 1837 for the canning of beef and I'm sure our fore-fathers knew more about pickling meat at that time (for wild meats were their living) than we do at this time.
It has been rumored that our ticket agent, Mr. Harris, will be removed from here. There is not sufficient business here to keep an agent, but trains will come daily just the same. We regret very much to give Mr. Harris and wife up, for they are among the most enterprising citizens we have. And when they have gone, there will be a sadness caused by their departure, which will be felt in the business as well as in the social circle.
Aunt Joe Jobe seems not to be very much improved since we last wrote. We trust that her recovery may be more rapidly.
Farmers are rushing to get their ground plowed over. The old adage, "Make hay while the sun shines" is being practiced in this community. Let us hope that there will not be a freeze, and kill all the peaches, garden eatables.
Rev. Finney and wife have been ill for several days, but we learn they are slowly recovering.
The Excelsor Society of this place met last Friday night; wonderful talent of expression, and oritorial argument was given. The debate was good, but the best, and one most enjoyed was the trial of the Sergeant at Arms, who failed to make the fire at the required time for the afternoon meeting. The Prosecuting Att'y of the Society and his opponent's strong argument was hard to beat. So well did they handle the case that an outsider would have thought had they not known the difference, that the lawyers in the case were really Attorneys at Law. It is good to be here on these particular Friday nights which is every two weeks. There will be several recitations at the next meeting, also a play by nine of the members of the Society. All are invited.
If this doesn't find it's way to the waste, I will write again. Very little news here. We are all so quiet and peaceful; nothing needed here but school teachers and preachers and we have excellent preachers and teachers, so what else do we need!
A silent thinker.
|Guardian's Notice||March 3, 1922, Volume 7, Number 30|
|Notice is hereby given that the undersigned as
guardian of Reginald Blakely, has filed in the Probate Court of Pike County, Arkansas, a
petition asking for sale of the interest of Reginald Blakely, a minor, in the homestead in
Delight, Arkansas belonging to S.L. Blakely at the time of his death which homestead
consists of a part of the Southeast quarter of the Southwest quarter of Section Nineteen
and part of the Northeast quarter of the Northwest quarter of Section Thirty, in Township
Eight South, Range Twenty three West, and contains about 4 acres.
Said sale is asked for the purpose of re-investing the proceeds thereof and for the purpose of educating and maintaining the said Reginald Blakely. Said petition will be presented to the Probate Court on the second Monday in April 1922.
Witness my hand this the 20th day of February 1922.
|Masons Elect.||June 16, 1922, Volume 7, Number 45|
|At a regular meeting of Pisgah Lodge No 250 of the F.
and A.M. officers for the ensuing Masonic year were elected Tuesday night as follows:
|Auto Accident||September 1, 1922, Volume 7, Number 39|
|R.B. Covington and sons, Joe and Johnie narrowly
escaped a serious accident last Sunday while returning from the Old Folks Campground near
Sweet Home. They were climbing a hill about two miles this side of the campground
when Johnnie who was driving, undertook to shift the car to low gear and killed the
engine. The car started back down the hill and the rear wheels ran off of a high
embankment against a tree which prevented it from turning completely over.
The same tree that prevented Mr. Covington's car from turning over, prevented Dr. Dillard's car turning over some time ago and probably saved the lives of its occupants. Another time on this same hill, a wagon loaded with seed cotton was turned over and spilled. It is said that in all, five accidents similar to the above have occurred on this hill.
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