Hadley's visit to Dover

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Hadley's  visit to Dover - a a a POPE COUNTY. I Ike Oeveraor'e Wlnlt Death...
a a a POPE COUNTY. I Ike Oeveraor'e Wlnlt Death ' Teaaar Hale Etc. .' t Popk CocmTT, July 16, 1872. Editors Gazette: For some time past, as you are awarej the people of this county have been in a state of terrible ex citement and ,'i suspense.' ..Business of every kind has been suspended and aU the schools discontinued. During! all the years of the late horrible war no greater gloom overshadowed us. t 1 AU had been peaceful and quiet, and the farmer had nearly reached the end of his unusually arduous labors and was looking forward to a few weeks of repose, when we were all suddenly horrified by the report that four peaceable citizens had been taken " from their fields land shops, to be taken out in the darkness of the night to be butchered without re morse, and nene but ; God and the ruf fians around them for witnesses. : . But the very dark nets which was to have concealed this monstrous crime saved two of the intended victims. Old man Hale and West still live. Young Hale died about noon last Saturday. The misguided, ignorant men; who were fol lowing these wicked officers, have obeyed the orders of the governor, restored a Dart at least of the property taken from the citizen, and returned to their homes. and there is quiet again, at least co the suriice. i Gov. Hsdley and Judge WiLdiire sr- rived at Kuaellvtlle on Jf rtaay, and the next morning were met by -ten or twelve of the old citizens of Dover and others from other parts of the county. The 'conference was very satisfactory the governor promised all that could; be reasonably asked. He required that .all parties should keep the peace and submit to tbe civil law; that all violations of the law should be punished, whether committed by officials or others. I The governor then addressed the crowd on the street in a brief speech. which met the approbation of every one present, and we are compelled to confera that Gov. Had lev has removed a great parf of the prejudice entertained against him. If the law is now enforced, without fear or faww, and the governor upholds the law-abiding people here, as be has promised to do, he will retain the eood will of at least one county in Arkansas. J udge May is to begin at court of examination in Dover ' to day, snd it is to be hoped that proceediners msy not be interrupted until this horrible affair is thoroughly investigated, lor it would be tolly to conceal the fact that we are still standing on a mine thai msy explode at anr time, 1 he cautious and timid have fled or sre ready to flee, the more courageous and indigent are ready to defend themselves and families, whilst a few vile ones, sorely disappointed at the governor's orders to disband, are laying for an opportunity (or murder and plunder. I am writing in haste and must desist. Will inform you if anything of moment occurs. Cotton looks well: have had a splendid rain, but we can hardly mate half the corn made last year. E. - Parties who arrived from above last night on the Fort Gibson inform us that Jndge May would commence the investi gation at Dover yesterday, and .that the sheriff and his posse had expressed a willingness to submit quietly to an in vestigation. I

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  1. Daily Arkansas Gazette,
  2. 17 Jul 1872, Wed,
  3. Page 4

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