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Grand and Petit Jury List February 24, 1922, Volume 7, Number 29
For the March Term of the Pike Circuit Court . . .

Grand Jurors . . .
T.L. Parsons, Antoine Twp.
T.R. Rogers, Brewer Twp.
Jas. Bardwell, Clark Twp.
Carl Thrash, Clark Twp.
J.S. Gay, Eagle Twp.
Otis McCollum, Missouri Twp.
J.J. Lewallen, Missouri Twp.
T.J. Jones, Mountain Twp.
T.G. Kelley, Muddy Fork Twp.
Ira Hughes, Pike City Twp.
R.S. May, Saline Twp.
W.B. Walston, Self Creek Twp.
J.H. Gould, Thompson Twp.
Joe Gosnll, Thompson Twp.
W.C. Bell, White Twp.
J.H. Hewitt, Wolf Creek Twp.
Alternate Grand Jurors . . .
A.F. Bankston, Clark Twp.
W.B. Horton, Missouri Twp.
G.W. Hoover, Saline Twp.
D.J. Pate, Antoine Twp.
T.B. Crawford, Self Creek Twp.
W.T. Cooley, Brewer Twp.
J.C. Cornish, Muddy Fork Twp.
H.M. Ross, Thompson Twp.

Petit Jurors . . .
R.H. Paslay, Antoine Twp.
W.S. Kennedy, Antoine Twp.
Joe Scott, Brewer Twp.
R.F. Franks, Caney Creek Twp.
Leonard Sullivan, Clark Twp.
Will Baker, Clark Twp.
W.J. Cowart, Eagle Twp.
Jewell Clevenger, Missouri Twp.
O.J. Phillips, Missouri Twp.
J.W. Pinson, Mountain Twp.
C.C. Austin, Muddy Fork Twp.
R.A. Bell, Pike City Twp.
Claude Wright, Pike City Twp.
J.A. Fenter, Saline Twp.
Enoch Webb, Saline Twp.
James Yeargin, Self Creek Twp.
C.L. Tedder, Self Creek Twp.
A.N. Brock, Thompson Twp.
Howard Cooley, Thompson Twp.
Wood Huddleston, Thompson Twp.
W.A. McClure, White Twp.
J.A. Stevens, White Twp.
Will Clark, Wolf Creek Twp.
Will Gentry, Wolf Creek Twp.

Alternate Petit Jurors . . .
E.O. Dingler, Antoine Twp.
P.T. Ligon, Clark Twp.
Baxter Hutchison, Brewer Twp.
Claude Lambert, Eagle Twp.
L.M. Dillon, Missouri Twp.
J.T. Miller, Mountain Twp.
George Webb, Muddy Fork Twp.
G.C. Gatliff, Pike City Twp.
E.T. Williamson, Saline Twp.
John Roberts, Thompson Twp.

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.
State vs. Will Worthy - Selling liquor.
State vs. Bone Richardson - Accessory before the fact making liquor.
State vs. Al Smith - Violating the liquor law.
State vs. Harry B. Fuller - Seduction.
State vs. A.G. Vaught - Seduction.
State vs. Jim Finney - Violating liquor law.
State vs. Geo. Jones - Violating liquor law.
State vs. Frank Markham - Violating liquor law.
State vs. Ramsey Finey - Violating liquor law.
State vs. Floyd Cash - Violating liquor law.
State vs. R.S. Stewart - Violating liquor law.
State vs. Geo. Jones - Making liquor.
State vs. Walker Strasener - Malicious mischief.
State vs. Homer Nolen - Burglary and grand larceny.
State vs. Bud and Wes Woodall - Violating liquor law.
State vs. Lizzie and Myrtle Birchfield - Disturbing religious worship.
State vs. Riley Cogburn - False pretense.
State vs. Oscar M. Lawson - Overdraft.
State vs. Grady Rodgers - Violating liquor law.
State vs. F.C. Stewart - Permitting minor to play pool.
State vs. John Woodard - Violating liquor law.
State vs. Frank Hall - Violating liquor law.
State vs. Quay Worthem - Contempt.
State vs. Rush Clark - Violating liquor law.
State vs. Rush Nolen - Burglary and grand larceny.
State vs. Rush Nolen - Child abandonment.
State vs. Reuben Lambert - Selling liquor.
State vs. Cook Jackson - Gaming.
State vs. Turner Humphry - Transporting.
State vs. Turner Humphry - Drunk.
State vs. Dodford Yarbrough - Obstructing highway.
State vs. Peyton Morphew - Disturbing religious worship.
State vs. T.P. Woodall - Forfeiture.
State vs. J.J. Vaught - Forfeiture.
State vs. O.O. Meeks - Appeal.
State vs. Velt Halcomb - Drunk.

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
Ft. Smith Coffee Co. vs. F. C. Stewart - Appeal
C.S. Cash vs. American Ry (?) Express Co. - Appeal
J.L. Price vs. O.M. Lawson - Appeal
J.L. Johnson vs. Gibbs Bros.
Miss M.J. McClennahan vs. C.R. Murrey Etal.
J.W. Bradford vs. C.R. Murray
Bennie Springfield Rubber Co. vs. Caddo Motor Co. and R.R. Townsend
The Osborne Co. vs. The Glenwood Motor Co.
R.C. Phelps vs. Chas. Woodberry (Col.)
R.C. Phelps vs. O.A. Owen, P.P. and D.J. Lamb, Constable
J.E. Babbitt vs. S.L. Payne as El Dorado Brick Co.
U.M. Kelley vs. Ozan-Graysonia Lumber Co.
W.C. Coplin vs. School District No. 25 Special
Mrs. Will Jones vs. Western Union Telegraph Co.
Fulton Paint Co. vs. W.E. Sorrells
State of Arkansas vs. Graysonia, Nashville & Ashdown R.R. Co.
State of Arkansas vs. Graysonia, Nashville & Ashdown R.R. Co.
Carl Lockeby vs. Dierks Lumber and Coal Co.
R. H. Greene, Etal vs. Tom Phillips
John T. Norman vs. Bert Johnson Orchard Co., Inc.

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:
I want you to bring me a doll, little wagon, a black purse, apples, candy, cocoanut, oranges and bananas.  I live on the south side of the railroad.
- Maryelene Brown

Dear Santa Claus:
Christmas will soon be here and I want you to bring me some apples, oranges, candy, bananas, a little doll buggy and a sleepy doll.  We live five miles west of Delight.
- Avis Lamb

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:
Christmas will soon be here, and I wish you would bring me a doll, some candy, apples, nuts, oranges, and raisins.
- Ed Irene Brock

Dear Santa Claus:
I know you will soon be making us a visit, and I want you to bring me a little doll, a story book, some candy, apples, raisins, nuts, and a little stove.  I am just five years old.
- Ruth Hughes

Dear Santa Claus:
I am a little girl 3 years old.  Christmas will soon be here, and I want you to bring me some apples, candy, raisins, and nuts, also a little doll, and anything else you think a little girl would like.  Your little girl . . .
- Pauline Hughes

Dear Santa Claus:
Christmas will soon be here and I want you to bring me a sleeping doll with curly hair, some nuts, candy and oranges.  We live two miles south of town.
- Norma Thompson

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
Pike County Tribune
Delight, Arkansas

Dear Sir:
I received a copy of your paper this week and I want to say that I have read every word of it with quite a good deal of interest.

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,
C.C. Threlkeld

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.
T.W. Brown - S.W.
Grady Alexander - J.W.
Archie Burnham - S.D.
E.E. Ferguson - J.D.
D.C. Humphry - Treasurer
E.F. Blakely - Secretary
W.M. Mears - Chaplain
Ed Dulin - Tyler
Ed Kirkham and C.F. Dulin - Masters of Ceremonies

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 were served.

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.
Ida M. Hardy, Guardian

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:

Ed Kirkham, W.M.
W.O. Whitehorn, S.W.
W.B. Horton, J.W.
D.C. Humphry, Treas.
Frank Blakely, Sec,y.
Tom Brown, S.D.
Grady Alexander, J.D.
A.A. Burnham, S.S.
C.F. Dulin, J.S.
J.S. Frost, Sr. Tyler.
W.M. Mears, Chaplain.

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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