Texarkana Ar. formed a police force with D. E. Holliday as the
first police chief. All patrolling of the city was done on foot.
population of Texarkana AR; White 2,157, Negro 1,369, Other 2
population of Texarkana TX; White 1,751, Negro 1,092, Other 9
The Democrat papers were sold to J. W. Gardner. Also The
Daily Texarkanian that was started in 1891 & both became the
Daily Texarkanian early 1900's.
Submitted by TU. Info from Four States Living Aug. 2002
4 Aug 1892
Daily Texarkanian (A sample of the street dualing that often
occured in Texarkana)
This morning about 6 o'clock, M.F. Anderson and Jack Edmunds
(later known as one armed Jack) met out on State Line Avenue
near Sand Flat, when Edmunds drew a pistol and shot Anderson,
the ball entered near the nose, coming out on the opposite side
of the head near the ear. Anderson's wound is considered
dangerous, but not necessarily fatal. Edmunds gave himself
up to officers, and is now in Miller County Jail. It will
be remembered that about six weeks. ago the same parties had a
difficulty over a family affair and Anderson then shot Edmunds
with a shotgun loaded with birdshot, the load taking effect in
the face, Edmunds said at that time" we learn, that he
would "get even" and it seems that he has carried out
the threat, he having recovered and first opportunity presenting
itself this morning, as shown above.
6 Oct. 1892 TEXARKANA DAILY DEMOCRAT -
DALTONS KILLED - COFFEEVILLE KANSAS
Bob and Grant Dalton, Tom Heddy and an unknown member of
the Dalton Gang were killed at Coffeeville Kansas yesterday.
Emmett Dalton is mortally wounded, City Marshall J. T.
McConnell, George Cubine and Charles Brown, Shoemaker, is
Cashier Thomas Gayers, of the 1st Natl. Bank and Lucius
Baldwin, clerk of Read Bros. store, fatally wounded, T. A.
Reynolds and Lewis Dertz slightly wounded. All resulting from an
attempt of the Dalton Gang to rob the banks of C. M.
Condor & Co. and 1st. Natl. Bank of that
city at 9:45 am. One man escaped but is being
pursued and is doubtless cough ere this time.
19 Jan 1893 - Joseph Huckins son, Joseph Huckins Jr., is an
alderman of the East Side and proprietor of the well known Hotel
of that name, founded by his father in this city years ago. The
father, Joseph Huckins, is now principal owner and manager of
the Hotel Vendome in Knoxville, Tn. The family has one dau..
Cora. Fri. 20 Jan 1893 - Mess. Cora Huckins, formerly of
Texarkana and now of Knoxville Tn, is expected to arrive during
the coming week to visit friends.
22 June 1893 E. R. Gaither has been appointed by sheriff
Blythe as special deputy and stationed in the courtroom.
23 Jan 1893
Seven prisoners confined in the Miller County Jail made good
their escape last night. They worked through the wall at
the same place where other prisoners have heretofore broken out,
beneath the wash basin. Only one prisoner remained behind,
Taggart, the crazy man, The escaping prisoners are: J.W. Fenton,
from Sevier County. charged with murder; Ed Cook, from Little
River County; Sam Willis negros fined for minor offenses,
"One Arm Jack" Edmonds, white; London Jeffery, negro,
charged with murder. Jailer Jim Williams was up at 1 O'Clock and
noticed prisoners making up the fire to keep warm, between then
and day they broke out, Sheriff Blythe had well shackled those
charged with high crimes and allowed them to remain outside the
cells to keep warm. It seems to us that the jail can be
made secure. The several Jail breaks reflect discredit on
the county. We trust Judge Friedell will look after this
E. R. Gaither has been appointed by sheriff Blythe as special
deputy and stationed in the courtroom.
12 Sept. 1893
The home of Pat Hardin, ex city marshall, two miles south of the
city was totally destroyed by fire.
8 Feb. 1894
Tom McCauley, an ex policeman and formerly well known citizen of
east side (Texarkana Ar) has returned to the city after an
extended absence in Indiana.
June 1894 Democratic
primary election results; Rep. J. d. Blanton 958 County Judge E
F. Friedell 467, W. T. Hamilton 363, J. W. Terry 126 Circuit
Clerk, J. V. Scott 662, A. B. Little 307 Sheriff J. T. Dillard
411, C. E. Dixon 28, J. J. Towery 260, I. A. Bickham 270
Assessor J. H. Hooper 112, J. T. Roberts 68, W. D. Jones 428,
Hugh C. Grafton 351 Treasurer A. A. Adams 942 Coroner Otto
Perkins 205, G. R. Robinson 345, B.F. Ward 90, G. M. Orr 310
3 Sept. 1894
- Louis Peck, bro-in-law to Hon. W. G. Cook has accepted a
school at Rondo, four miles East of this city which he opens
12 October 1894
C. L. Smithee, bar man at Wright's Saloon, sold Capt. C. E.
Dixon his last drink, less than five minutes before he was
killed. He also sold Mayor Beidler and Zack Few their last drink
just before they were killed.
28 April 1895
Charles L. Smithee, who has been a resident of our city for the
past seven years left today for Reading, Pa. to make it
his future home.
J. T. Dillard assumes duty as Sheriff of Miller Co. Ar.
1895-1898 and 1903-1904
14 Oct. 1895 Pat Doherty, once on East side police force but
later a conductor on T & P RR, died Saturday night at the
Sherman House of consumption.
24 Jan 1897
- Ben Strum of Denison Texas will make his home here as
proprietor of Tony DeGrazier's Barber Shop. Tony will pay all
his attention to the Telephone Saloon
Ben M. Foreman took over as post master
the position held by his father in law Col. W.R. Kelley.
11 April 1898
Dept. U. S. Marshall H. B. Holman brought five prisoners from
Howard County this afternoon charged with illicit distilling.
13 Mar. 1898
B. M. Foreman, postmaster, let the contract for repairs to
Mr. G. J. Hollis for $883.00
31 May 1898
Ben Foreman closed with the Baker
Springs Co. yesterday to put up a 12 room hotel at the noted
springs. The house is to be completed right away and is to
be a dollar a day one.
J. A. Bickham assumes duty as Sheriff of Miller Co. Ar