Volume 7, Number 5, Fall 1980
Items of interest have been extracted from the LEAD HILL BUGLE, a weekly newspaper published from November 24, 1883 through February 7, 1885 in Lead Hill, Arkansas. Thomas NEWMAN, Editor. This and other Boone County newspapers are on microfilm in the Arkansas History Commission in Little Rock. Submitted by Vera Wood, Strafford, MO.
November 24, 1883
Lead Hill is classed among the oldest in North Arkansas. The town is located in the S.E.1/4 of Section 4, Township 18N Range 20W, on what is known as Sugar Loaf Prairie. Buck COKER made the 1st settlement in this beautiful valley in 1812. The first store was built and operated by Mr. Brice MILUM in 1868, and in 1869, Mr. Wm. COKER followed with another. The first mill, a water mill, to which was attached a cotton gin, was built by Alex MORROW in 1868.
J. W. BAILEY, road overseer is going to cut out the new road from Elixir to Lead Hill on the 3rd, 4th & 5th days of December.
The Steamer Alberta burned between Jacksonport and Newport (on the White River) with 300 bales of cotton lost. The crew saved their lives by jumping into the river, but the watchman was lost in the flames.
December 1, 1883
Advertisers in this issue were:
G. C. KEELE, Physician & Surgeon,
John BOLINGER, Physician & Surgeon,
J.B. BOGENSCHULTZ, Boot & Shoemaker,
LEAD HILL HOUSE, Wm. KIRKWOOD, Prop. all of Lead Hill, Arkansas.
O. V. HEMBREE, Physician & Surgeon, William KEENER, Attorney at Law, both of Elixir Springs, Arkansas,
R. S. ARNITAGE, Attorney at Law, James A. WILSON, Attorney at Law, KIRBY & VANCE, Physicians & Surgeons, all of Harrison, Arkansas.
Mr. W. A. PUMFHREY has kindly loaned his fine organ to the Union Sunday School.
The young folks had a pleasant party at Mr. John STILES about 2 miles from town last night.
News from East Sugar Loaf. Mr. Isaac KESSEE has the finest wheat in these parts.
December 8, 1883 TORNADO IN JOHNSON COUNTY, ARKANSAS!!!
Many receive damages to their homes and a large number are homeless.
May 31, 1884
A letter from J.L. MONTAGUE of Cooper, Delta County, Texas, which speaks of his former life in Arkansas, but says he is very much satisfied with his life in the state of Texas.
A "Picture Tent" now occupies a prominent position near the Lead Hill House.
August 9, 1884
Ben WOOD, living on the Maxwell Farm, was killed Wednesday, by being caught under a tree he had felled. He leaves a wife and several children.
August 16, 1884
Photographs at $1.50 per dozen for the next two weeks, at the Lead Hill Picture Gallery.
DIED- On the 5th inst, at the residence of her son, J. P. SMITH, in Sugar Loaf Township of Marion County, Mrs. Elizabeth BEARD, aged 58 years. She leaves a large family of children and a host of friends.
Some time last week, a man named Tom HIGGENBOTHEM, stole a canoe from the Missouri side of White River at Horseshoe Bend and started down river with his prize. The owner with friends, gave chase, catching up with the runaway,
who was accompanied by a well-known frail sister, at MOONEYs Ferry. He acknowledged to his captors, he alone broke the lock. They took him to Taney County for trial, leaving his runaway companion to shift for herself as best she could in that part of the world.
September 6, 1884.
Advertisers in this issue not mentioned before:
PUMPHREY & CANTRELL, General Mdse.,
A. H. BAGLEY, General Merchandise, M.A. CROMWELL, Drugs & Medicine, all of Lead Hill, Arkansas.
Mr. S. V. FUGATE is moving to his new home in Greene County, Missouri.
Pleasant Valley Schoolhouse, 3 miles N.W. of Carrollton, burned. Said to have been caused by a squabble in the district. Glad this disgraceful affair did not happen in Boone County.
September 13, 1884
We learn that Esquire HOLT performed the ceremony that made James GEORGE and Loney PHEBUS, husband and wife, in the open air a few feet from the Boone & Marion County line.
A little son of Isaac WILMOTH broke a thigh bone and mashed the knee cap while at play. Drs. BOLINGER & VANCE did all they could for the relief of the little sufferer.
Mr. George OSBORN and family left for Texas this morning.
Calvin COKER will commence a writing school soon.
September 20, 1884
The Boone County Medical Society is to meet at Valley Springs on October 11th All regular medical men are invited.
We learn the High School building at Protem, Missouri was destroyed by fire Sunday evening. It was supposed to be the work of an incendiary.
September 20, 1884
During the month closing, the following marriage licenses were taken out:
J. F. MITCHELL to M.C. WHITE
Jas. M. REECER to S. E. COATED
D. A. LONG to Susan YOUNGBLOOD
M. C. McCANN to Louisa NICHOLS
Wm. ELLIS to Loa STONE
Jas. PATTERSON to S. F. CARY
T. F. SISCO to S. G. BATEMAN
N. L. CHEATHAM to R. E. DAVIISON
W. T. FAIN to A. HARRIS
J. A. OGLE to S. A. WILHITE
F. M. SANSING to P. A. McMAHAN
November 8, 1884
Ralph BAILEY, son of J.M. BAILEY of Bellefonte, has entered as a cadet at the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD.
November 15, 1884
The residence of W.T. BLALOCK, was consumed by fire, everything lost and no insurance. Neighborhood men and women came to their rescue providing another house, housewares and clothing to make them comfortable until a new house could be built.
November 15, 1884
We had the pleasure of a visit from Mr. S. C. TURNBO of Taney County, Missouri on Saturday. Mr. TURNBO is a reporter for the U. S. Signal Service Bureau, and has favored us on several occasions with weather reports of his locality. He is a clever, affable gentleman.
November 22, 1884
Our new sheriff is to be complemented on the repairs being made in and about the Court House. The fence has been closed against animals which have heretofore made the park their pasture.
December 20, 1884
White River has been past fording for the last week or ten days.
February 7, 1885
Married in Berryville, Carroll County, at the residence of A.C. HALLEY, on the 28th, by Esquire HOLMAN, were J.D. HALLEY to Miss Sarah WATT.
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