Bonne Joseph history of Pine Bluff

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1 1 tot- T c BEATJTlf UL EDTTioxr pqfa. BLUFF GBAPIIIC, SATURDAY MORNING, MAY 11, 1912. FIVE g&ftm the Hiotaryof Old PheBIuft .iif ; -'I V i ) 1 .. Eileh it Bell) . Cusp"' treaty; made in 1S18 Interesting document and one children should have,, soma 'y-e of, as the land on Which aff is located oik belonged 3 Cuapaw tribe of Indiana vti the last full-blooded Qua- Chief, 88 SUCceeaea uy butoccu f.breed w8 tDe 'a8t cne t guapaws. Saracen was Kind iattlers andy Catholic mission-! a:.d history records an interest-Incident proving his kindness, final resting place is in St. jo-. g ctholis church in his honor. I wiudow was placed in St. Jo-j catholis church b!s honoT. 1 ic;tt Joseph Bonne, the inter. 0f the Quapaw treaty pitched cdap in the pine forest on the of the river, near the mouth of -a'ft tayou. Here be lived with ; ijefchbdrs until '1830, when John Fallen with his family came from h Carbilna, camped near Bonne ..bought Tand. Soon afterwards ; Brother, tir. L. iPulIeh had the a jaid off ' then surveyed by John efahani; they ' named - it Pirie & and bad a .pubtifc sale' of lots ;uit ti 1932. - Pulien street was 'ed for' them. Ah election was i and' Pine Bluff became the aty-seat of Jefferson County. The t court house was a log structure ;t to' 1834. Creed Taylor was the t gherfff. ' ,iln 1839 a. second court ie was built, on a site just north the present bne. 'The contractors e Jacob Brump and W. H. Lind-y; ft was the first ibrick building Mi in Pine Bluff and the land whfch ;it and its predecessor stood, s long ago disappeared in the hless grasp of .tthe' Arkansas er. Oth' settlers ho came in 8 thirties were1 (Peter German, the 31; coroner of Pfne Bluff; Win5 Kih-J, S, IDardenne, John J.;Hammett, j s last three being1 elected sheriff eral ' times; ', Martini Dbr'ris, , John j Idea1 Roane;, Joseph' Bocage, Win. i right, 1 Mrs. 'CSichqly n and' ; her-; two if, John L and rwin.O. Buck and ughter Eugenia. Mrs. Catherine Washington iLindsay i! also an early ; settler; a widow mlng from Virginia with her fum-, j of six iona and three 'daughters d about -seventy five negtOo.'' She ught 4 home 1 a few miles north of ;ne Bluff, now known as the Mp-regor place. She was a drotod ember of the Methodist church and i is related of her, that on one oc-i!on when the annual confrenc U. held here and the attendancs ould overtax the resources of t'le vern, Bhe came from her home with agons loaded with chickens, iurk-7f, eggs and a supply of other good Iflgs- rented tbe tavern, bri aging sr own servants and entertained all e visitors at her own expense. 0'ie ' bet daughters married Isia"! Em-rse, another Rev. iFountain Brown, i Methodist preacher and the tiiii'd, ' W. Bocage, a young la wye? who as elected county judge In 1846. Ancther; pioneer was tho wiciow 3bee whose husband did af;er -3y came to the territory. Sin? man-:4 her plantation and reared hr Mldren, later her two sons Israel 3d Jordan owned plantations near 'cb Roy and another son settbd leewhere. Her daughter Julia mar-."iEd Samuel Calhoun Roan?, a Pioneer lawyer who came from 'Tennessee about the year 1817 and -"led at the Arkansas Post. He afterwards located at Pine Bluff and ae'd many Important offices in the Teritory and State. Hj was a noted '"ist and a man whose learning, l jal acumen, and character of stnrMng fth deservedly ranks him us rue of Arkansas' most emminent cir'znns Kis brothar John Selden Rane erved in the Mexican war as Uettt-Col. ib' Yell',! regiment and in 1849, aa elected Governor of the Stiite; in 1855 ne married Miss Smith of Du'.'.fi ; county and they lived on his plantation opposite Pine Bluff, since known B the Byrd place. Amcng t.h? nbta citiens of bi"-. leer dayS was Antlne Barraque for hom Bamrjue street is named. came from Prance In 1819 and-settled at what is now New Oascony, which e named after his, honie in Fraute. Other French settlers were Louts EcSy. John Derilsseaux, Paul Co-f:te Imbeau, Franc's Varsier and Frances vaugihe. The , last nam-:d tefrtied a daughter of Don Joseph valliere. Tw0 daughters were born to them, one of whom married Crs.'d Baylor, the grand father cif Mts. "' K. Benton, the-xither Jamea 3cull, the father of srrs. Ann Norris, and liOttiittng CcuU. The la'K'r warriei HwB ' Caull,: iher coUkfn, was nmr '- her nama Shf Uel Taylor were early Identified wiih the interests of Jefferson count, ihe former being the first sheriff Hnd later county judge, the lathi awing scfiral tirjes as countv treawer? Another pioneer was Dr., Wood. Tuekl er wno came from Nasiuillo; 0rth Carolina '.and.' bought land on vhe nyer a few miles a"we , fine lilufr. His nlKIV:atinn 1 m...,. ... lake, w'lich was for ma;V ysarg a favorite olace for Suud.; school picnics and a resort for disciples of Isaac. 'JV.-i.ion, who womo gather a circle of friends and have a "fish fry". Dr. Tucker was twice nuvried: liis daughters sfre Miss K-iy, Mrs Ep;.s Mosby, Mrs. Betty Wrigh,., Mrs. Ud Fletcher an-1 Mrii Henry ,V(.bham. XTIs rt C? TI m I ou" c..n. iucKer a :r .-promi hent mec;han' and banker in LVlip Rock. The iBradfcrd families owned a fine farm west of r. Tucks-r's; they also had a saw mill. Thero wore f'-isr brother., Liil, Bob, H-inrv and Waiter; -the last named had jus; ni.r.iiticd man's ts:i,.e and enteral the Southern armv in 1861. Jacob ytmnp was an oariy rtti-dent of tho town and built his lioinc on Jbank of the bayou named for him. For severl j ears- he wa ? county sur-1 veyor. The present court 'house v:asdle(1 in iS52- N. a,' came here in the forties. - In 1856 Mr. Stephens was elected county judge. None of his immediate family are living, ;but two of his granddaughters, Mrs. Bedell and Mrs. Hunter Knox reside in the' city. Of Mrs. Tiesdale's family, only one is living, Mrs. Mollie Van Valkenburg, but there are numerous grand-children to revere her memory, the home of Jacob Limberger and family was on the half block of ground now occupied by the Elks Theatre and othe: business houses, and his grand-son, Thomas Hill, the lessee of the The atre is the only one of his descendants living here. Mrs Limberger, now a nonagenarian visited here last summer. Adam Vander Werker, the father of Mrs. Ellen Lec-Bell came to Pine Bluff in the forties, bought property on Pulien street north of thei court square and opened a grocery store. He died in 1849, leaving a. widow and two children, who went to 'lifer parents in Mississippi, retaaining thore until 1858, when she and her daughter Ellen returned to Pine Bluff. At the . time of his brother's death John Vandar Worker came to Pine Bluff and in 1851 married widow. Mrs. Carolina Barnes and built by h m and Gc-?e Kceler in 1858. Both were devoted members of the fas.-. tratera-v ind Masonic (Lodge was named in honor of Jacob runmp. His step daughter married i2r.v n a Bi:ck .'.ml :i:ir son Thomas t'lu ar.d Urn'.!; a r-5 .".'-dents of IJiae l;:i:.;'f. George Keller , was a prominent contractor Uo iron'o!ed the' luous-trial interests of the town. He had a large family; six 1 daughters and two eons and lived in a fine res iderice on Pu;ien' ixrai whle!i he r terwards sold to Mr. Isaac Mills The old iJlutlie-i.l.a. lew cuw ov cupies the snot. .M. ft!'.vs' dub- ier .Miss . Jlettie, and a eon still live here. Ot.i:r gsotV citii'Ks who were important' factor in bolidins "up., th town, .wire thi brotliors: F-iindal.l ?id James HMjlv'ta V, .linvjn ii .rrcd.' W. D. Vsvuon W. D. Yernm ard Jacob ISteck married sisters. Ellin and Mart'ii Col'jin. daiuiia-rs of Uev Corbin a Metluvlis: nrfcac-lier. Wr. Steck has . :iy.c a lor.vr Mid i ffiul life and 'ale'cT February H" leaving a widew eiehtv-six years old, who lives with their daughter, Mrs. Cut- ton. In 1S39 Ambrose Hudgins, Thomas Greenfield, Robert and John Walker came to Pina Bluff. Mr. Greenfield soon opened a small stck of dry goods and groceries and Mr. John Walker a stock of drugs. Mr. Walker died in 1840, and as Mr. Robert Walker had been elected county clerk, he could not succeed Bus brother in the drug business, so Mr. J. W. Greenfield,, a nephew of Thcmas Greenfield, bought the stock. He was quite young and had! narrates his experience as follows. ''I knew no more about drugs than a hog did about keeping the Sabbath day holy. The day after I took charge of the business. Mrs. Roane, the wife of Judge Sam Roane one of the most influential and wealthy families in the county at that day and time, sent to me, the druggist, for a pound of cream of tartar.-In lieu of this I sent' her a pound of tartar ernetic and it came very near killing the whole familly at least, I suppose they thought so-so long as the en-netic meant business- They did not nnri'iute it to my ignorance; but hocked upon it as a mistake, while 1 had a suspicion that I was done ror aa a practical druggist." Mr. Green-field, "the druggist" married a daugu ter of Louis .Bogy and in I860 built a very fine home on Pulien street, near Brump'e Bayou, which excited the wondc-r' and admiration of the town and county. Robert W. Walker married Eulalie, daughter of Creed Taylor, they lived on their pianiauou five miles dp the river ana w.B noted for their hospitality, the young people of two generations were w-ways delighted to go to the Walker Mrs. Walker, now in ner eighties, makes her home in Uttl Reck with her daughter Mrs. Or an- do Halliburton and frequently n her daughter, Mrs. B. E. Benton in (Pine Bluff. . In the early forties Mr. Triplet!, a relative of the Lindsays came from Virginia with his family and bought land on the north side of the river several miles above Pine Bluff. . daughter Sallie married John L. Buck, who for many years was in the Mercantile busness. Mrs. .Buck lived beyond hef thrae score years and ten, passing away in January 1910. 1 ' r ... , it rr.lnlotf Vina lnnfc The son cnaries n. ----- been one of Pine Bluffs innuemi,.. ,' xt:S: r a'-''.'''.-"-'i..'-4j-'' .t ffnhens ana " ,'.-.-t nd' hs wife's s!otar. !"?.- f ro.i, Mi- and Mrs. Drew White came here in 1839. They had three sons and two daughters, Jane, the older daughter married John J. Hammett, Frances, the younger, married ,.Dr. Ran Branson in 1860, it being the first marriage ceremony performed in Pine Bluff by the Rev. B W. Trimble, rector of the Episeopal Mission just established, Drew White is a grandson ; and namesake of Crew White of pioneer days. v White Tavern , was famous in its day and held undisputed sway until Peer Fennerty built a hotel at the corner of Barraque and State iSts., in 1857 which was known as the Fen nerty Housev The silver and other oppointments were considered gor geous and caused much comment. Many elegant parties, as dances were then called were given in the spa-cious dining room. Mechahicsville is located on the land which was the Crew White 1 plantation ; next to it was the plantation of the late, Sterling R. Cockriil who was a large land owner in Arkansas for many years prior to the civil war, but resided with his family in Tennessee After the war his family came to Pine Bluff and lived on the plantation ad joining town; they were ever noted for generous hospitality and Col CcckriH's Woodstock plantation is one of the very few still in possession of ante helium owners, being the present home of Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Barrow and family. The Jenkins and Derrirseaux plantations were on the river below the Cockriil place. Mr. Nathan Jenkins was a pioneer resi dent of this viclniyt. He had three sons, Hazen, Dr. Jenkins and Nathan. Tbe two older sons had families, and a son of Hazen with his grand fath ers name, Natnan jenains, resmes in the city. Nathan, the youngest son entered the Southern army In 61 Mrs. WiHo Williams a granddaughter of Mr. Jenkins lives in Pine Bluff. Mr. , Derrlsseaux's widow , and daughter, Mrs. Mary Portis- live in the city, their home being one of the land-mark. Mr. and Mrs. Hardwlck were amons the early citizens of Pine Bluff. She was a sister of Na than Jenkins. T citizen's Erug Store is on the site 'of the Hardwlck home and their plantation is now known as the TrttrJble place. Their daughter Robenla was the first wife of Martin Oorrls,. his second wife was Mary Roane, daughter of Judge S. C. Roane. ' Garland Dorriz, the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Hardwlck, married Epps Wright, the granddaughter cf Dr. Wood Tucker in 1861. It was a notable wedding. Garlaudjs sister, Miss Maggie orris, died in 1860; her funeral services were the first at which the Rev. R. W. Trimble officiated after he came to Pine Bluff. ' Other planters of note who settled in Jefferson County at an early date were James H. Truloek, father of Marshall Trulock, Dr. Ala Eruntan whose daughter, Mrs. May Tomlinioti and family lived here. Wllloughly William, Sr., whose sons McH. and Wilio Jr.J, inierited the plantation, and ' whose grand:on William , Joe, and CurhmWcH'dl rV identJKe'd VitU the business interests of Pine Elu3. About the year 1850. beitef KiT'd; ihg came from Ky. witH his fkmi'ly of eight daughters and five eons and burft his home near the lake, known since as ;Ha"rdirs'S' Uf. f f-,w ij"1- ' .'k 1 . J U. J, . . ' f- . ' . - , I young men and boys of Pine Bluff. Another daughter married Rufus McCracken a promising young law yer. Mrs. McCracken, and a son Dexter Harding are the only- child ren left out of a famly of thirteen, though many grand children are liv ing in Prne iBluff, and a grand daiigh ter, Mrs. Fred IFox and family; live in the old homestead. The Jewish families who early cast their lot with the people of Pine Bluff, were Sol and Sam Franklin Jacob and John Bloom, Abe Furst, Isaac Altschul, David Aschaffeuburg, Gabe Meyer, Jacob and Sam Fies and James Dreyfus, several1 of them hav ing descendants, who are among our representative citizens; notably Mr Dave Franklin, Allie Dreyfus. E. B. -Bloom and M. E. Bloom Cashier of the Citizens' Bank. With the exception of Mr. Aschaf fenburg, all were successful mer chants, but he was a superior violin 1st and the possessor of a beautiful tencr voice, which added much to musical circles. Only two of the number are stilt, living In Pine Bluff, Mr, Sam Fles and Mr. Meyer, both of whom were gallant soldiers in the Confederate Army. Max and Charles Weil came to Pine Pine in the fifties and established a bakery; later ' they were prominent dry goods merchants. Mr. Charles Well now conducts a general mer cbandlSe and supply store, his broth er Max died a few years ago. Both have families living here. Of all the Jewish Citizens of Pine iBluff none can surpass in popularity ''Uncle Jake Baker," who entered into rest the morning of April 27th. Coming here befeve the civil war, the young people of that period, who are the old of today hold him in kindly re memberance, for his affable and gen tle manner made every one bis friend. Within two decades the town had made rapid growth and we may just ly regard the fifties as an era of prosperity. The hardships of pioneer life had been overcome; parents were inducing capable teachers to come here, that the education of their children might progress beyond the three R's and be prepared to enter col lege In the older states. The pioneer teacher was James White who mar rled Miss Ellen Brump; later there were Mr. Brander, Mies Prescott, Mrs. Black and sister Miss Mary Wood and Mrs. Wilson, whose son married Miss Engenia James. Geo. Alexander and J. J. Martin had an academy fn 1859 with Miss Wasser man as teacher of music and French Miss Wassertnan afterwards had a school of her own and two generations of children bless her memory The Church and school go hand in hand, in the moral and religious up lift of a community and Pine Bluff was no laggard In securing them. The Catholic Church established a mission here at an early date and Father McGowan of New GaBcony frequently held services. The priests from the Cathedral at . Little Rock usually looked after the mission. The Church edifice was on East Pulien and Georgia Streets. The old Methodist on fourth and Main torn down a few years ago. war built in the Spring of 1857. Pflor tb that time tho Methodist services were beld In a large barn or building on Pulien SI corner of Pine, My recollections of the Sunday School linger mostly around my teacher Miss Marian Trlplett who was p. beautiful girl of sweet sixteen. Mr. Sam Lcckhart, another teacher, whore foot was so remarkably small, and his fcot-wear so elegant that it attracted and distracted the attention of the school. i The noted Methodist divines of this decade were the Rev. Andrew Hunter, Dr. Winfield and ev. Harlston Withers. The Baptist church under the pastorate of Rev. Lea, was located on Barraque, corner of Olive st. The Presbyterian Church was at the corner of James and Chestnut sts. and was under the ministry of the Rev. Boozer and Rev. McNair. Tbe town, like all county seats, was laid out in a square with court house in the .center. All business bouses were on the streets of court squire, with the exception by those on Pulien extending west to Pine and east to the old wharf and on Barraque to Georgia St. On the southwest corner of Main and Barraque sts was the town residence of Mrs. S. C. Roane, on the southeast corner was the residence of Thos. James a prominent lawyer, iuB father of Thos. S. James He carried Eujenla, sister df John L. and E. O. Euck. The home of James Till occcIei the other half of the tlqek, .correr of. Earrafljie, and etate V - '! t.La-t.) t:1 t.Jf- r -l I? t -vr- lt. V? Lr:a 1 u icre . . i :. ..- t e :n, Pitts, himself a fine lawyer and three daughters. Mrs. Yell and daughters dispensed such generous hospitality, ever extending a welcome so cordial, that both old and young tsnjoyed. a visit with them. The last big wedding Of Ante-bellum days was that of Miss Lizzie Yell to Joseph Black, editor of the True Democrat of Little Rock, which took place at the family residence March 19, 1861. the iRev. J. A. Stanley, officiating. The most-lavish hospitality prevailed the infalr festivities ranking almost as important as the wedding. Numerous parties were given for a week afterwards, as In those days there were no pre-nupitial entertainments, no wedding presents from the general public. The Pine Bluff bar was the ablest In the state. One of its pioneer members was Wnt Porter Grace, who came from Kentucky in 1847, and In 1853 was married to Miss Harriet Boyd, whose father was a prominent cltizn and whose brother 4n law and brother were the firm of Mason and Boyd, merchants. Mr. Grace lived a long and useful life, attaining distinction in his profession and in later years was called the Nestor of the bar. He had no children, but his mantle has fallen on his nephew, Judge A. B. Grace, whose comprehensive knowledge of law and pre cedent, has caused his consecutive re-elections to the office he bas filled thirteen years. His administration of justice has called forth popular ap proval. A grand nephew bears the name of Wml Porter Grace. Judge Reed Fletcher was a gradu ate of the law school of Lebanon, Tenn. He came from Nashville Tenn., In 1851 and began 'to practice law. He soon attained eminence in his profession, being frequently ap pointed to preside as Judge of the Cir cuit ,in which he practiced. He was appointed U. S. Attorney for the Eastern, district of Arkansas by Pre sident Buchanan. In 1855 he married Eliza, daughter of Dr. Wood Tuck er. Marcus L. Bell, another, whose name belongs In the long list which preceded him, who were noted as ever striving to promdte the best interests of town and county; came to Little Rock from1 Tennessee in 1849 when 20 years old, served as secre tory to bis uncle, Gov. Roane, and studied law under Judge English. In December 1852 he married his cousin Juliet, daughter of Judge 9 C, Roane and in 1853 came to Pine Bluff and began the practice of law. A second marriage gave him two eons, Marcus L. and C. iNeel Bell, the older ot whom has a son Marcus L. Bell which brings the name into the third generation. Other prominent members of the bar were D, W. Carroll and partner R, W. MUlsaps, E. W. Martin, T. F. Sorrells, Herman Carlton, W. F. Owen, IR. C. Thompson, John W. Mes senger and Judge J. C. Murray, the last named being the father of John Edward Murray our beloved Military herb and Arthur Murray, editor of the iPress-Eagle. The , leading physicians were Dr. Connell, A. W. Brewster whose old heme is standing on the corner of Main and th. Dr. Womack, David Mills, J. F. McGregor, W. T. Hyslop a dentist, Dr. Fricke and Dr. O. Rozell. The last mentioned came to Pine Bluff In 1850 and died In 1859, leaving a widow and six children. The oldest daughter, Mrs. Lillian Rozell Messenger has attained celebrity through her literary work and bas published several ibooks of poems. One of her most beauti-i ful poems "In the Heart ot America was read at the opening ceremonies of the Atlanta Exposition. Dr. J. F McGregcr was one of threfe brothers who came from Lebanon, Tenn The oldest. Thomas McGregor married Frances Roane and the McGregor plantationten miles above here was their home. Don McGregor entered the Southern army and was killed at the battle of Murfreesboro. He waB Lieutenant Colonel In tbe 1st Regiment of Arkansas Infantry. Pine Biluff has always been a commercial center; its founder, John W. Pulien, 'being the first merchant. He also kept the first tavern and was Postmaster. Henry Hamilton and De ' Baun were also pioneer merchants. The leadingdry goods firms in the fifties were Fish & Butler, Isaac ft Wm. Mills, Thompson ft Dupuy, Levi & Meyer, McKlssac'k ft Llgbtfoot, E. L. Flood a merchant taller; druggists. E. O. Buck, Dr. Samuel McAlmont, the latter carrying an additional stock of standard books and new novels. J. S. Anderson father of Mrs. S. M. Reeder kept a confectionery -store; bis old residence Is still standing on N. Walnut st The dealers In groceries and plantation supplies , were Ingram ft I "yd Jrej ne w bh'ckt iHre fot h mission merchant and agent for the U. S. Mail line of steamers for Ark ansas river and Memphis: A. H. Sevier, Wm. Windlom, Mas ter; Chester Ashley, Reese Pritchard Master; South Bend. R. S. Haines, Master; Frederic Notrebe, Jno. D. Adams, Master. These merchants who were the center of the business activities of the town have all passed away, but they still have representatives. Sam'l Butler has a daughter, Mrs. Clara Russell and grand-son Sam'l Russell, Wm. Mills, a widow, Mrs. Victoria Mills and a son D- I. Mills the druggist, R. S. Thompson, a widow. , Mrs Belle Thompson and eon, Dr. R. C. Thompson; Felix Smart a widow and son who Ibears his father's name; Dr. McAlmont, a daughter, Mrs. Julia Noel. Four brothers, Isaac, William, David and Rufus Mills were here In plaited lace and net frills in graduated sizes for neck and sleeve finishing. Shirred punTs, plaited, flouncing and tiny plaited ruffles are a frequent trimming on gowns of taffeta and silk, not to mention a preponderance of fine and coarse lace In ecru, white and iblack. The pannier in its most incipient stage is .ventured by some daring individuals. The French creators have introduced them in their models, but American women in general are a trifle diffident about adopting them outright upon such short acquaint ance as this means an abrupt change in the silhouette. Chic plain or shot taffeta coatees, as they are called, edged and trimmed with shirred ruchings or plait ed bands flatly applied promise to be the vogue par excellence especially with the lingerie gown for early Summer wear. They are cut In many the fifties; only one is left, Rufus 0Qt an- iascmauug i.t. l . tn. xi - ' at t n Pin RrR UHCiueuijr uuton j i ii m Villi ii i (mi wiiii win I u I ri I I'r I w - - - - who with his three sons are In the insurance business, and who recently celebrated his golden wedding. Dr. S. iB. Jones and family of Huntsville, Ala., came to Arkansas In 1860 and lived on his- plantation at Wabbaseka., He was a successfuil physician and planter, but lived only a few years after the war. His wi dow, Mrs. V. A. Jones, who died in 1911, lived a long and useful life, contributing largely to the material moral and religious interest of Pine Bluff. Their only daughter, Mrs. T. H. Collier, has her home at Althelmer. The newspaper of Pine Bluff be gan with the Jeffersonian In 1847; It was short lived. In 1850 L. B. Luckie and John Carter issued the Pine Bluff Republican. The American was a contemporary under E. H. Vance. In 1856 Luckie and Wells Issued the Jefferson Enterprise. After Mr. Luckie's death it was owned by Judge Reed Fletcher and Wlllo Wll liams. In 1858 A. E. Lee of Rich mond, Va., and Wm. F. Douglass bought it and re-named it the Pine Bluff Independent, "which was chang ed to the Pine luff News January 1861. Mr. A. E. Lee died March 1861 and Wm. Douglass Joined the South cm Army, thuB leaving AS E. Lee's sen, Wm. A. Lee, just twenty-bne year's 'old, to take charge, it. E. Lee, and W. A. Lee of this city are grand sons of A. E. Lee. On March 6th, 1861 Pine Bluff re joiced over its first Telegraph line, just completed by Snow and Ketch-nm. The first dispatch from the citizens of Pine Bluff to citizens of Little iRock reads as follows: To C. P. Bertrand, Esqi President of Arkansas State Telegraph Co., Little Rock, Arfl. ".We halt With emotions of pleasure our telegraphic connection with oulr sister city- and earnestly hope that the prosperity of-our cities and of our noble state will have new life Infused Into them by the action cf our State Convention now in ses sion, in dissolving our Union with thfe government of Abraham Lincoln, and thus . release us from despotic Black Republican rule, and causing us to occupy the proud position be fore the world of a Southern Con federate State. Samuel Butler, President of Pine Biuff Telegraph Co., and Branches. The dispatch, indicates the senti ments of the people and the conditions confronting them. The era of peace and prosperity was soon to close, and' ante bellum days were to be only a memory. MRS M. L. BELL. front and form tails behind. SAYINGS WlSk ASiD OTHERWISE (Miss Anna Gantf) ' ' iA poem by Henry Robert; Keep a wiggling you had better He the isk'nner than the skun We must all be up and doin, Or we'll all be down and done. Margaret Are you a judge of furs? I paid fifty-nine dollars for this muff "well may-be It was the dealers per-cent and he thought a wlhole heap of him." Mrs. Biyrd You never take any Interest In my gowns. Mr. iByrd "no not while I am paying Interest on them." Miss Gibson Clarence what is a spinster. Why It is a female bachelor. Wade Knok You women bear Buffering more herbtcly than men. Mildred who told you a doctor? No Katzenstein, iSam Knox (Why Pansy did ydu make these 'biscuits? Pansy smiling, "Yes Dear." well darling you are tdo light for such heavy work. Mr. Bridges timidly to a drug clerk, ''my hair is falling out, can yau recommend anything to keep It in? Certainly sir, "I.'ll give you a box." ; Mr. Waldon I have a terrible cold. Mr. McFarlan why don't you take something for it? How much will you give me?, , ' ., Its .a t, ?.:.'&::y' ft m:. .II.!--- - A tr.4 TiY.x C-rt, t. ' v.. r. C r.';5i a' i, . -..i c P fl D H I O D O (Continued on page 5, Section 3 ) the effective peplura and casaque effects .seems to have no abatement. In fact, this new extremely pllaint and supple material foundation of many an elegant gown and wrap. Even two-piece suits flaunt its manifold excellent qualities. To the unfamiliar, its apparent softness and delicacy do not suggest longevity of wear but those who have tested Its value know how reliable It really is. It is so with the most transparent and diaphanous of materials. Their very frailty assumes a degree of strength and they endure with marked satisfaction much more than is expected of them. Exquisite designs characterize the new foulards. Borders of intricate pattern are employed not only for edgings on waists and skirts but are applied on the top of skirts forming hip yokes or short, loose tabs. Sometimes the design runs down the center of a sleeve brought ou twith a distinct and greater force by two sections of the plain material at each side. U3 C Trifl nama nstA In 4 t n A,, A 3f - i.pjf ' ck;. or, i,J iftt .8 l-l' U.-i C i c ' : ' 5IHT" A SOHfrET. (Mrs. Eleon Hale. ) Night spreads o'er the world dusky hall, Bejeweled with tiny stars so light That seem to appear; then vanish from sight, Like lnd'stlnct memories, hardt tb re call; Now the parla moon rlseB, queer of all Shedding a strange an dmystlcal light That changes . the darksome realms of nlglht, ' And makes quaint shadows on everything fall. This is the time of peace and rest, Ending the cares that follow tbe day, The. sorrows that have the heart dip-prest, &bw gently, unconsciously Vailsh away, While with heads-on downy fellows prest Our thoughts through the mazes of dreamland stray. 1 KOitXiXG. The blue mists softly roll away A splendor brightens in the east The birds begin their Carols gay, Aurora wakens man and beast. The dewey fingers of the dawn O'er beds of sleeping flowers stray, Telling them of a life new-born, Calling them to another day. EYEXIXa. The sun has just set in the west, The gentle evening zephyrs blow, The little birds have gone to rest, And peace reigns o'er the world below. The twilight glows wfth colors bright The remnants of a glory past Now 'e'en these vanish from the sight And darkness falls on all at last. (Mrs. Caon Hale). Spring bas come, the jblrds are singing, As they flit from tree to tree, Wafting up a pons to heaven Full of music wild and free. Spring has come, the breezes murmur, As they flutter through the leaves; And the ralndrapB bring the message As they patter on the eavss. PTfcrlri.c-tiie, the t'.zrc i yrV r, " Ti v a"d family

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  1. Pine Bluff Daily Graphic,
  2. 11 May 1912, Sat,
  3. Page 23

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