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Siccmw to The Spectator, Fermerly Published Twice • Week.
This Week Witnesses Marri
age of Two of City’s Most
Prominent Young Couples;
Monday and Wednesday.
Mr. Tom Fleeman and Miss
Cornee Guthrie were quietly
married early Monday afternoon
•t the home of the bride’s par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. L. M. Guth
rie, in the west part of the city.
Promptly at one o’clock Rev. J.
H. King of the Presbyterian
church, entered with the groom,
taking their places before an ar
tistically arranged embankment
of ferns and flowers. As the
sweet strains of Mendelssohn’s
wedding march played by Miss
Sula Kate Benson, echoed across
the room, the bride entered, ac
companied by her father. A
very beautiful and impressive
ring ceremony was used. Miss
Louise Nichols sweetly sang “0
Promise Me” while Miss Ruth
Blaylock accompanied on the vi
olin. The bride was beautifully
gowned in white organdy and
carried dainty bouquets of sweet
peas. Miss Sula Fleeman was
sweetly dressed in pink organdy,
Miss Gelene Nichols in yellow,
Miss Willie Bryan;4ft lavender,
Miss Janie King while
lira. Harry Rust* matron of hon
or, wore old rdlie dfgdhtfy. The
happy couple left on the 2:10
_jrest bound train^rXape Girar
deau, Missouriwill
spend their honeymoon. . The
bride wore a wii&Ai'v&ti'.'which
was very beconttfirfW^ ihd cere
many. Her «omg. away dress
Wms of beeutifiit blt&>tteffeta with
hat and shoes
Mrs. FI
of Mr. and, M
of this city,
womanhood in
a favorite am#
wn to young
iast and is
her many
friends—a very deserving and
popular young lady.
Mr. Fleeman is the son of Mrs.
Sola Fleeman and is well and fa
vorably known over Franklin
county, a young man of sterling
worth and high ideals. He is
Oiark’s efficient postmaster,
having been appointed by Presi
dent Wilson some two years ago.
The bride and groom will be at
home after about June 20th to
their friends in the Verne Mc
Kinney cottage on Spring street.
The second important society
event of the week was the mar
riage of Mr. Edgar Dowell and
(£T^iss Willie Bryan which was
tftUemnized at the spacious and
hospitable home of the bride’s
parents. Mr. and Mrs. John E.
Bryan, on East Commercial
street, at 9 o’clock Wednesday
evening. Miss Anna Marr Bour
land, of Fort Smith, presided
a t the piano and sweetly ren
dered ’’Melody in F” followed
by "Sextettee from Lucia.”
"At Dawning,” a beautiful vo
* cal solo, was charmingly ren
dered by Mrs. Arthur Dupreast.
ft To the sweet strains of Rosary
^ the .bride and groom marched
iglD the beautifully decorated
mom. lavishly illuminated with
/ artistically arranged twining
f English ivy, nasturtiums and
and took their places
the chandelier beside
the officiating clergyman, Rev.
J. J. Galloway, pastor of the
Methodist church. Next came
Hasel Bryan, sister of the
beautifully dressed Jn
white organdy, trimmed in pink
agd carrying pink sweet peas.
Then came Little Miss Mary
niece of the bride, who
a large magnolia blossom
bore the ring. During
the impressive ring ceremony.
Miss Bourland sweetly rendered
Loehngrin’s wedding march fol
lowed by Mendelssohn's to the
enchanting strains of which the
bride and groom marched out.
The bride was gowned in a very
beautiful embroidered voile, trim
med in threaded lace and carried
bride’s roses. About 100 guests
witnessed the ceremony. Brick
ice cream and white cake was
Mrs. Dowell is the charming
and accomplished daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. John E. Bryan, a
young lady of many graces of
mind and person and capable of
filling the home she will adorn
with a wealth of happiness and
cheer. She is a graduate of the
Ozark High School, class of 1909,
and has taugh successfully in the
local schools as well as one term
at Altus, and numbers her
friends by her acquaintances.
Both bride and groom were
members of the same class when
in high school.
Mr. Dowell is the only son of
Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Dowell of
this city, a grandson of the
late and lamented Dr. W. A.
Carter and is too well and fa
vorably known to need any in
troduction. He has been con
nected with the Bourland Whole
sale Grocery Co., of Fort Smith,
in the capacity of traveling rep
resentative for several months
and is one of their most valued
and trusted employes.
Mr. and Mrs. Dowell were re
cipients of many useful and
valuable presents, consisting of
cut glass, silverware, linen, etc.
For the present the bride and
groom will be at home to their
friends at the Bryan home.
Ford to Occupy Pulpit,
. Account the absence of Rev.
J. J. Calloway to Conway where
he went Wednesday to attend
the Ministerial Alliance, an
nouncement is made that D. L.
Ford will occupy the pulpit at
the Methodist church at the
regular hour of service Sunday
morning. No services has been
announced for the evening hour.
Dr. Williams’ Mother Dead.
Mrs. Julia Williams, mother of
Dr. H. F. Williams of this city,
died at her home about Si miles
east of Ozark Wednesday night.
Funeral services will be held
this afternoon (Thursday) at 4
o’clock and interment made at
Nichols Chapel.
Unveiling Ceremonies Sunday.
As announced last week Hon.
Farrar Newberry, delivered a
memorial address at Highland
cemetery Sunday afternoon at
the unveiling of the monument
placed by the W.* 0. W. lodge at
the grave of T. B. Tuggle. The
ceremonies wer$ witnessed by a
large crowd. The Ozark male
quartet furnished appropriate
music for the occasion. Mrs.
Tuggle was here to attend the
ceremonies, returning to her
home in Van Buren Monday
Still Meeting With Success.
As a result of his pastorial
calls in the Pleasant Grove com
munity Wednesday. Rev. J. L.
Shelby, who delights in doing
personal work in the homes of
the people, reports three con*
versions, the securing of four
new members to the church and
the baptism of two. Rev. Shel
by is meeting with unbounded
success in his charge and is cer
tainly doing some effective work.
Owing to recent rains in Okla
homa and Kansas, prediction is
made that the river will reach
its highest stage since January.
Death Came Suddenly and
Unexpected—Funeral Servi
ce* Held at Family Home
Monday Morning.
New* of the death of Louis H.
Moore of thi* city at hi* home on
West River street about 7 o’clock
Saturday morning came as a
profound shock. Although he
had been in ill health for some
time it was not thought that
death was near. Death was
thought to be due to heart fail
ure. It is stated that he appar
ently rested well Friday night
but about six o’clock Saturday
morning he was struck by a se
vere pain. He called to Mrs.
Moore who immediately sum
moned a physician but before he
could arrive Mr. Moore was un
Deceased was 65 years of age
and was well known over the
entire state. He was chairman
of the Republican State Central
Committee, delegate at large to
the Republican Convention and
former president of the Arkan
sas Travelers. He was born and
reared in Fhulkner county and
for more than 30 years he was
traveling salesman for the Rice
Stix Dry Goods Co., of St. Louis.
About five years ago he retired
and with his family moved to
Ozark. During the last years of
his life Mr. Moore devoted a
great deal of his time to lectur
ing and last summer he conduct
ed a home patronage campaign
in this county. He was one of
the oldest traveling men in the
state, was a progressive man and
always identified in all move
ments for the betterment o f
Franklin county.
Funeral services were held
from the family residence Mon
day morning at 10 o’clock, con
ducted by Rev. J. H. King, as
sisted by Rev. John T. Donnell,
of the Presbyterian church of
which Mr. Moore was an elder
and superintendent of the Sun
day school. Beautiful floral
wreaths were sent by the Chi
cago Republican Convention and
the Arkansas Travelers, many
members of the latter organiza
Besides his wife who was Miss
Maud Forrest, a niece of the
late Senator James H. Berry, he
is suruived by two sons, Hugh
and '‘Doc”, both of Chicago, and
3 daughters, Misses Grace and
Margaret, of Ozark and Mrs. E.
C. Perkins of Chicago. Matt
Moore and Mrs. J. S. Westerfield
brother and sister, of Conway,
Hugh Moore, son, of Chicago,
and Louis Ragsdale, cousin of
the deceased, o f Russellville,
arrived in time to attend the
funeral. Interment was made
in Highland cemetery. The fu
neral was largely attended.
Boys Wore Shaken Up.
What came near being a ser
ious accident was reported Sat
urday afternoon when Edgar
Pendergrass. John Pendergrass,
John William Felker and Ross
Harris were out driving in
the Pendergrass car went off the
bride juat east of town. It is
stated that they were driving at
a fair rate of speed while cross
ing the bridge and in some man
ner the front wheels jumped off.
but before any damage could
result were back on the bridge
and the hind wheels* off. When
the rear wheels left the bridge
all the occupants of the car were
thrown out, the front axle bent,
windshield broken and other
minor injuries sustained by the
car. It is considered miracu
lous that the car did not turn
over, which would have pinioned
the quartet beneath it and prob
ably resulted seriously. The
occupants were somewhat shak
en up while Mr. Harris suffered
a lame shoulder as a reminder of
the occasion.
Meeting at Pleasant Grove.
A protracted meeting will
begin at Pleasant Grove Satur
day night, June 17th. Services
will be conducted by Rev. J. L.
Shelby. It is expected that Rev.
C. E. Gray, of Charleston, will
be on hand from the beginning
to assist Rev. Shelby in the
meeting. Everybody invited.
Attended Chicago Convention.
N. B. Burrow, of Altus. stop
ped off in Ozark Monday while
enroute home from Chicago
where he had been as a delegate
to the Republican convention.
He reports a succussful convent’n
and the absence of all the storm
and heat that the public had
been led to expect at this gather
ing. He stopped off in Ozark to
attend the funeral of L. H.
Moore held Monday morning.
Preaching at Fair View.
Announcement is made that
Rev. John Bowlin and Rev. J. H.
Williams will preach at Fair
View Saturday night, Sunday
and Sunday night. Everybody
Has Excellent Record.
Rev. J. L. Shelby, pastor of
the Oaark circuit, drove over
Tuesday for a few days visit
with his father south of town.
Rev. Shelby is highly pleased
with his assignment and reports
wonderful success. Since he
has had charge of the Ozark
circuit, six months, through his
efforts 60 conversions have been
made, he has received 72 into
the church and baptized 58. He
has organized one new church,
one new Sunday school and three
new prayermeetings. He has
visited 603 different homes dur
ing these six months. Charles
ton Express.
Taps Sounded For Aged Veteran
W. A. Williams died at his
home in the west part of the
city about 10 o’clock Wednesday
afternoon after a 1 i n g er
illness. He was seventy-nine
years of age— born in Tennessee
October 7. 1838. March 18.
1860 he was married to Miss
Matilda A. Beeseley. six child
ren being born to this union—
three boys and three girls. Mr.
Williams moved to Franklin
county in November, 1878 where
he has resided ever since. He
professed religion at the age of
20 and has always been a faith
ful member of the Methodist
church. Funeral services were
held from the family residence at
3 p. m. Thursday afternoon con
ducted by Rev. J. L. Shelby as
sisted by Rev. M. G. Jobe. In
terment was made in the Bart
lett cemetery. *
Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Myers and
baby went to Vian, Oklahoma,
Sunday for a visit with Mr.
Myers’ brother, Charles, and
family. Incidentally Mr- Myers
was pressed into service on
the Vian ball team, he having
pitched the game for Vian
against Gore which was played
at the former place Sunday.
The Watkins man for North
Franklin county is on his wav to
your house with everything new
and fresh. Hold your orders
and tell your neighbors. kdv.
Large Attendance and Profit
able Meet—More Than 140
Teachers Present From all
Over County.
The North Franklin County
Teachers’ Institute convened in
Ozark Monday morning with a
large attendance. The principal
action Monday morning was the
election o f a secretary -Miss
Ethel Garrett being chosen for
the place—roll call and other
formalities. County Examiner
J. J. Partain presided over the
organization in his usual pleas
ing and enthusiastic manner. A
talk on spelling by J. R. Sanders
was highly interesting, after
which adjournment was made to
one o’clock. Devotional servi
ces were led by Rev. J. J. Gal
loway. The afternoon address
of welcome was made by D. L.
Ford, followed by an address by
J. L. Spence, president of the
Arkansas Cumberland College of
Clarksville. H i s subject was,
“Hold up Big Things to Your
Pupils” which was well deliver
ed and very instructive. This
was followed by an able talk on
physiology by R. L. Austin.
Tuesday morning’s devotional
was led by Rev. J. H. King. A
very instructive lecture on pri
mary reading and spelling was
given by Mrs. A. D. Reynolds
after which followed an address
on rural school promotion by L.
M. Redwine, county superinten
dent of Sebastian county. Prof.
Redwine briefly told of his meth
ods of securing interest in the
rural schools and showed that
the only means practicable to
make the schools a success and
to secure proper interest which
is necessary, was to secure the
interest of t h e patrons, one
method being the organization
of parent-teacher’s associations
which could only be brought
about by the assistance of a
county superintendent whose du
ty it is to work in the interest of
school upbuilding. He recited
his success along these lines and
spoke very favorably of the pro
posed 12 mill amendment. Rev.
Dr. Miller, of Van Buren. was
first on the program at the af
ternoon session, his talk being
upon the subject of training for
good citizenship. This was fol
lowed by a demonstration by
Miss Sallie Burrow on methods
of teaching arithmetic. A class
was provided and actual demon
stration given. Another feature
of the afternoon was instruction
in Latin and algebra by W. I.
Agee. J. B. Randolph recited
his methods on teaching geog
raphy after which adjournment
was made to Wednesday morn
The devotional Wednesday
morning was led by Rev. L. S.
Ballard, of Magnolia. Work in
English grammar was then taken
up by Prof. Agee. This was
followed by an address by State
Agricultural Agent C. W. Wat
son who urged upon the teach
ers the importance of teaching
agriculture in the schools, orga
nization of corn, cotton and can
ning clubs, etc. "Theory and
text books are alright," he said,
"but it is more necessary to give
the child something real practi
cal—and what is there any more
so than to give the child instruc
tion in farming—classify the
birds and bugs; the enemies and
those that are not" H i s talk
was interesting, practical and
simple. J. W. Sallis, editor of
the Clarksville Herald and dem
ocratic nominee for superiatend
»- ■
ent of Johnson county followed
with an address, subject, “A
Trained Mind.” The talk was
entertaining, logical and plain.
The Ozark Male Quartet was in
vited to sing, accepted and de
lighted the teachers so much so
they recei ved great applause and
responded to several encores.
The county examiner announced
the following committees^
Committee on recommendation
concerning school meets: W. R.
James, C. C. Denniston, J. D.
Buchanan and Misses Bessie Wil
liams, Annie Arbuckle and Ethel
Garrett. • ^
Committee on Resolutions: W.
G. Stockton, J. R. Sanders, El
mo Hunter. Miss Elizabeth Jen
nings and Mrs. E. H. Wilson.
At the afternoon session C. W.
Watson was again called and
made a talk on the subject of
Pigs and Peanuts. This was
followed by demonstration in
kindergarten work by MissSallie
Burrow after which Miss Elgin
Milton gave some demonstration
work in 3rd grade arithmetic.
Adjournment was then made
until Thursday morning.
The remainder of the institute
proceedings with list of teachers
enrolled will be published next
Off On Outing.
Mr. and Mrs. M. V. Waterfield
and Mr. and Mrs. Walter Maxey
departed Thursday for St. Louis
where they will attend the
Democratic Convention. Prom
there they will go to Colorado
Springs, Colorado, to remain for
about two weeks.
Ships First Peaches.
The first peaches shipped from
Ozark this year were from t he
orchard of Daniel Jeffers in the
west part of the city. Last
Friday Mr. Jeffers shipped seven
crates by express to a commis
sion firm in Independence, Kan
sas. The peaches were of the
Red Bird variety, large, choice
fruit, and it is expected that
they will command a high price
on the markets. The peach crop
this year will be a big item in
this section of the state, and
although the fruit is not as
abundant as in former years, it
is said that the peaches will be
larger and command a better
price, it will be some time yet
before the Elbertas will begin
to move in car load lots.
Speaking at Jethro.
Announcement is made that
Elder J. W. Pruitt will speak at
Jethro the Fourth Sunday in
June at 11 a. m. and 3 p. m.
Subject at 11 a. m.—What Makes
the World So Bad After 1900
Years of Preaching? and at 3
p, m. The Promised Land and
the Coming Kingdom.” Let
every one who can, come pre
pared to serve dinner on the
ground. Don’t forget the date,
June 25th.
Postoffice Sites Changed.
Announcement is made by the
Postoffice Department of the
following change of sites in
Franklin county offices:
Cass, 25 feet east; Barnes, 175
yards southwest from present
Preaching at Oak Hill.
Announcement is made that
Rev. W. J. Davis will preach at
Oak Hill Sunday, June 18th at
11 a. m. Subject- The Soul,
What is it? Everybody invited.
D. L. Ford was present at
an alumni meeting, Fayetteville
university, at Fayetteville last#
week where he delivered an ad* ,
dress before the organization.

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