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Eureka Springs Flashlight
Friday January 8 1909
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Erueka Springs Flashlight, January 8 1909
Eureka Springs Flashlight
S. A. DIEHL, Editor
Friday January 8 1909
Vol. 12, No. 50
(From Berryville Star)
Ulbert Hailey is confined to his bed with a case of typhoid fever.
Judge H. N. Pittman has been quite sick for several days but he is a little improved at this writing.
Pete Meriott's little motherless babe, born Dec. 11th, is getting along fine and has one good sized tooth already.
Homer Kizer was over from Eureka Springs last Sunday looking after the personal welfare of one of Berryville's pretty young ladies.
Mr. and Mrs. Dallas Walker are selling out their house- hold goods preparatory to leaving for St. Joseph, Missouri, next Wednesday to make their home.
Tom Ferguson still maintains his usual health, though he has suffered quite a little the past week. His cancer doesn't seem to have spread any for several months.
Rue and Bert Gibson and Miss Bessie Pennington, who have been up from the State University spending the holidays, will probably return to their studies Monday.
Rev. J. T. Taylor left Monday to attend the meeting of the preachers and district stewards of the M. E. Church, South, at Marshall, and returned last night.
Miss Carrie Hoskins entertained a number of friends at the home of her parents Christmas night. There were about twenty present and they had a pleasant time with games intersperced with light refreshments.
We understand the I.O.O.F. lodge expect to have its next meeting in their new hall. It is a beautiful structure, one that is a credit and an ornament to the city as well as to the enterprise of the members of this noble order.
Roy Floyd rushed into the hardware store Monday morn- ing, turned over a grindstone, upset a bucket of paint and turned a sommersault into a nail keg. When revived all he could say was, "I'm a daddy and its a girl."
The pastor of the Methodist church is now at home to his members and friends in the parsonage. The building has been repaired and fixed up quite nicely, although all the rooms will have to be repapered to shut out signs of the cyclone.
The public schools have started off the new year with most flattering prospects. Besides the good attendance of home pupils, they have fourteen pay pupils from other districts, most of them in the high school department. It would be a good idea for parents and others interested in the school to visit it occasionally and see what progress is being made over there.
A perusal of the marriage record in the county clerk's office reveals a situation that leads us to infer that the young ladies of Berryville are a timid set; at least they have not taken advantage of leap year in accordance with their privilege. In 1907, and that a year of a big financial panic, there were 180 marriage license issued while during the leap year just drawing to a close only 160 couples have received license. Now if that is not timidity on the part of the young ladies it must be pure meanness on the part of the young men to say "no" when asked the important question.
People who visited the towns east of Eureka Springs, where local option prevails, don't seem to have an overly good opinion of the results of the law. They re- port the instances of intoxication about ten to one here.
The above is from the Eureka Springs Times-Echo. Wish he'd tell us who those people were that visited any towns east of Eureka in Carroll county where any such conditions prevailed. We are sure it was not Berryville or Green Forest for at neither of these places was there any drunkeness of any consequence.
Our enterprising Baptist people, headed by their rebuilding committee, Dr. W. P. George, W. J. Ledbetter, A. A. Jackson and A. J. Russell, have let the contract to Emmett Leach for the rebuilding of their church that was wrecked by the cyclone. A recess pulpit and baptistry will be built on the north side and a wing on the south side for a Sunday school room. In place of the steeple a modern tower will be constructed, and a thorough overhauling of the building throughout. It is going to take a considerable amount of money to do this and the citizenship of our community can well afford to assist in the enterprise.
Carroll County Historical and Genealogical Society, Inc. P.O. Box 249 Berryville, AR 72616-0249 Phone 870 423-6312
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