Daily Oct. 30,1953 - The New York Daily Mirror reported today that
right-handed pitcher Johnny Sain, who was the winning hurler for the
New York Yankees in the opening game of this year's World Series, has
The Mirror said it learned from Sain in an
exclusive interview that he was quitting the Yankees to open an auto
agency in Walnut Ridge, Arkansas.
Journal - April 19, 1955 - The Yankees' Johnny Sain and the veteran
infielder George Kell of the Chicago White Sox ought to know a lot
about each other to help them with their jockeying when their teams
tangle this season. In the off-season the pair are partners in a
cottonginning business at Walnut Ridge, Arkansas. Several years ago out
in St. Louis a bunch of Brown's fans tired of hearing their team
razzed, organized the St. Louis Browns Fans Memorial Association. The
other morning when the St. Louis Cards' front office staff arrived at
the ballpark, which the two clubs share, they found the entrance graced
by a large funeral wreath carrying the inscription, : The Browns Will
Rise Again." It had been placed there by SLBFMA.
Courrier De La Lonisiane - July 13, 1850 - Sudden Death - At a late
hour last night Francis Wayland, a citizen of Powhattan, Arkansas,
suddenly fell dead in a house of bad repute on Plullippa street between
Union and Perdido streets. Mr. Wayland arrived in the city but a
few days since with a drove of cattle.
Southeast Missourian - Feb. 7, 1950 - Northeast Arkansas oldest
resident Mrs. Mary E. (Granny) Tennison, is dead at the age of 110, all
because of a shoe lace.
Mrs. Tennison died at her home two miles
north of Alicia in Jackson County last night. Death was attributed to
complications which followed a fall Jan. 18 when she tripped over a
shoe lace fracturing her hip.
She was born Jan. 1, 1840 in Lawrence County near where the town of Hoxie now stands, 15 miles from where she died.
her survivors is a son Otto May 85, of Augusta, Ark. She left 15
grandchildren, 60 great-grandchildren and a dozen great-great
Republican - October 14, 1887 - Little Rock, Ark. - At Clover Bend,
Ark. Tuesday night a party of masked men raided the colored tenants on
the plantation of W. Tucker & Co., and ordered them to leave the
country. Tucker says the tenants are good law abiding citizens and he
asked for protection. The governor yesterday issued a procismation
ordering the parties to be arrested and prosecuted. Trouble is
Lewiston Evening Journal
- March 18, 1911 - Lawrence County, Ark. has a number of industries,
but the most curious is that of capturing and raising animals for their
furs and hides. The occupation is followed by a boy, Crockett Gibson,
who lives on a farm and who has been well paid for his labor.
the summer and fall Gibson captures, opossums, raccoons and foxes which
are placed in pens where he feeds and cares for them until winter. The
animals are then killed and the hides are took to the market where they
usually bring a much higher price.
The Salt Lake Herald Feb. 16, 1898
Fated For The Gallows
Mo., Peter Renfro who broke jail here in January 1883, 14 days before
the date upon which he was to have been hanged for the murder Charles
Dorrisa, a constable of Texas county, Mo. has been returned to
Springfield by officers who captured him in Lawrence County, Ark.
Arizona Republican Feb. 23, 1907
- Information concerning the whereabouts of George W. Simpson, was in
Arizona when last heard from. Any information will be greatly
appreciated by his brother T.J. Simpson, Lawrence County, Arkansas.
Indian Chieftan March 12, 1885
The courthouse of Lawrence County, Arkansas at Powhattan, burned recently but all important papers were saved. Loss $20,000.
Memphis Daily July 17, 1857
Weekly Visitor - We have received the first number of this paper
published at Powhattan, Lawrence County, Ark. by James C. Snook , Esq.
One of its principal aims will be to present to the public the peculiar
advantages and attractions which North Arkansas affords to the
emigrant. It will be neutral in politics. We wish it great sucess and
extend to it an exchange with a great deal of pleasure.
SELLS NICE YEARLING
R. B. Young shipped by express last Wednesday a fine yearling stallion
to H. L. Ponder, of Walnut Ridge, Arkansas, at a private price. This is
the third colt Mr. Young has sold to this
same party by correspondence.
Source - The Mt. Sterling Advocate February 18, 1914
Band Raiding Near Walnut Ridge Arkansas
Walnut Ridge Ark July 21
is great excitement in Lawrence and Randolph counties over the
continued outrages committed by a band of men known as the Ku Klux The
band first made its appearance In Randolph
county about a
month ago and Its operations has its generations were confined to a few
townships but it Is spreading until now the two counties are aroused
over their outrages Hardly a week passes but some new outrage
Is committed. A number of men and even women have been dragged from
their homes at night and whipped In a most cruel manner by the Ku Klux
and one woman has died from the effects of a flogging administered on
her bare back I The persons flogged have in every case been citizens
with whom the Ku Klux found some fault In one case an old man and his
wife were dragged from I their bed tied to a tree and whipped until
their backs were raw because they did not send their daughter to
Salt Lake Herald., July 22, 1897
The Jackson Herald, June 24, 1909
W. W. Taylor spent Sunday at home and returned to Hoxie, Arkansas, to complete his contract of building a school house there.
The Jackson Herald., September 16, 1909
Jeff Estes. who was in jail here for freight car robbing, was taken Sunday to Hoxie, Arkansas, by Iron Mountain.
The Morning Tulsa Daily World., July 22, 1920
Two Bandits Get $1,300 From Bank in Arkansas
BLACK ROCK, Ark , July 21
unmasked men entered the Citizens' bank of Smithvllle today covered the
cashier with guns and took 1,300 from the safe. Citizens observed
them leave the bank, but despite the fire opened on them the robber
mails their escape from town on foot, leaving In the direction of Black
Rock. The cashier saved the United States bonds by telling the robbers
they had been tent to St. Louis.
Abilene Weekly Reflector., September 06, 1888
Black Caps. Little Rock, Ark., Aug. 30. Advices were received to-day
from Lawrence County that an organisation known as Black Caps were
driving people from their homes. This organization recently whipped
several white men living on tho border of Randolph County and a number
of the band were arrested and will be tried shortly in the United
States court at this place. Three colored men living near Portia were
taken out, severely whipped with hickory switches and ordered to leave
the county. Governor Hughes is waiting official information from. the
sheriff of Lawrence County before taking action in the matter.
Scott County Kicker., May 06, 1916
7, Robs Arkansas Bank. Hoxie, Ark. The bank at Alicia, Ark., 13 miles
south on the Iron Mountain road, was robbed by gypsies. While they
engaged the attention of the cashier, a 7-year old girl seized the
money and gave it to a companion who escaped on hoseback.
Black River Pearl
St. Louis Cotton Firm Pays $475 for Arkansas Gem
Ark. Sept. 10 - Mayor Phelps of Walnut Ridge today received from Senter
& Co. of St. Louis a check for $475 for a pearl taken of of Black
September 11, 1897 - St. Louis Republic
fire in Arkansas Little Rock April 1- A bulletin to the Gazzette from
Walnut Ridge Ark, says thirteen
homes were destroyed by fire here last
night. The Star Hotel and several business
houses were burned. Two --------
persons a man and
a child perished in the hotel Another man
was probably fatally injured and two
others sustained broken limbs by jumping
from the windows of the hotel. Source - Columbus Daily Enquirer 4/2/1893
Walnut Ridge Ar, Nov. 15 A Fire loss
of over $100,000 at 4 a.m was discovered in the rear of the
Cooper Pharmacy, which is in the Hotel Rhea Block. As Walnut
Ridge has no fire protection the entire hotel block was destroyed.
The hotel was owned by Mrs. Lizzie Burrel. Other loss were M.S.
Cooper Drug Store, Walnut Ridge Furniture Co., W.E. Reloate,
attorney, Mack's Toggery, Mrs. Midkiff's Millinery, The Annex
Barber Shop, W.A. Dowell's new stand. There were 25 or 30 guests
in the hotel but all made a successful escape. Mrs. J.D.
Poindexter and Miss Helen Samuels were badly burned by falling
walls. Hotel Rhea was built in 1904 and was the pride of Walnut
Ridge. Source - 1914-11-16 - Jonesboro
1915-10-27 - Jonesboro Weekly Sun
Walnut Ridge - Oct. 24, A broom factory was
started in Walnut Ridge the past week, the first one ever
established here. W.R. Lane raised his first crop of broom corn
and will make the crop into the finished product. He makes six
varieties of brooms and has enough straw fo 20,000 brooms. Six
men work in the factory.
Crittenden Record (Kentucky) April 16, 1907
Mr. Perrigan and family who came here from Crittenden two or three
years ago will leave here this fall for Lawrence County, Arkansas.
Daily Globe April 21, 1881
Robert Mattocks was acquitted last week in Lawrence County, Ark. of
murder of Thos. Miller last August. Friends of Miller pursued Mattocks
and yesterday his dead body was found. He was a revivalist and preached
the doctrine of shedding human blood to appease offenses against God.
Lincoln County Leader November 19, 1896
country home at Clover Bend, Lawrence county, Arkansas of Miss French,
autheress and magazine contributer, well known as "Octave Thanet," was
destroyed by fire. A large and valuable library was burned.
National Republican January 16, 1877
Spencer introduced a petition of citizens of Lawrence County, Arkansas
asking cheap telegraphy. Committee on Post Offices and Post Roads.
New York Daily Tribune October 13, 1842
Whitney, of St. Clair county, Mo. was lately found dead in his bed. His
reputed wife, Sarah Whitney, swore before the coroner, that he
committed suicide and the verdict of the jury was the same. Since the
inquest however suspicion has been entertained against the wife and a
reward of $150 in the Arkansas paper has been offered for her delivery
to the Sheriff of Lawrence county, Arkansas. She escaped from the
officers. A few days ago we heard it stated that the same woman had
passed through this city on her way East or North.