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THE GUARDIAN, SATURDAY, JULY 3".1, 1920. PAGE THTRTY-SEVEN f .ND i:! 1)HARhIA(00V Quality Counts" Drug Store Pocahontas and Randolph County l',cahontas, the county seat of Ran-ibY Mr. J. M. Hoffman, who is a most dolph county, is the center of a pros-[accommodating gentleman. He carries perous farming community. Situated a fine stock of material and gives his at an altitude of from 800 to 1,'300]whole attention to helping' those who I feet, the air is cleat" and exhilarating. ]wish to build. He has the reputation] IIere one finds delightful summer of being very prompt and conserva-] and mihl winters. The "altitude in- tire in price. The Pocahontas Hard-' , Ark. to Randolph County" Gee. W. Lewis T .'t L. J. I8 C0mpa!!y kKERS Ark. sures fine breezeg without hot winds, during the summer months, and with zero weather and snow storms un- known. The land is fertile and located both upon the hills and in the. bottoms. Four considerable rivers, numerous creeks and innumerable springs are located here, making it one of the best stock raising counties ih the state, as luxuriant pasturage is avail- able ahnost the entire year. Fro'ru- ing and raising live stock is the prin- cipal occupation of the people of Ran- dolph county, the bottoms along the river8 and creeks furnishing many acres of the very richest of soil, that yie'.ds big crops to the farmers, and is never injured by drouth or hot ,,veather. Cotton, corn and wheat are the staple crops. Pocahontas has about 3,500 inhabi- tants. The city is situated upon the wooded hill-tops, overlooking the sil- very waters of the "Black river. It is natm'ally an attractive city because of the wonderful scenery that sur- rounds it, and the vantage ground its heights affords in viewing the sur- rounding country. The stores are well stocked with standard goods and meet the require- ments of the community. They strive to furnish every want of the farmer as well as those living in the city. Two strong and substantial banking institutions are located here that take great interest in the upbuilding of the town and county and have ample capital to meet any requirements for the (eveh)pment of home enterprises They are very liberal in their help to worthy enterprises and while conser- vative in their policy have been the] means of giving the financial status' of the county a solid bearing and fmn- ishin excellent banking servme to all They are institutions in which the I people of Ramlolph county feel a I great pride. Both have advertise- lhy his Lordship. { Fronl 1874 to 1879 Rev. Thomas Reilly of Little Rock said Mass at St. Pau','s church from time to time. In the latter year the Rex,. J. E. Wcibel took up the duties as resident pastor. He pres(mted an intro(luctory lettel fronl Itis Ordinary, which reads: 'Diocese of Little Rock, Little Rock, Ark., November 29, 1879." "To the Catholics of Pocahontas and' Neighborhood, "Greeting: "The bearer, Eugene Weibel, is BALTZ ESTATE AND STOCK SDecial bargains Randolph coun- and farm lands. all kinds of Live and Grain ware Co., carry a fu'.l line of build-[hereby appointed to the pastoral ing hardware as well as everything charge of Pocahontas and neighbor- in the hardware line, including falan- hood. I hope he will be welcome with ers' tools, machinery, etc. They are the respect due to his sacred charac- the largest in the county and what I ter as a priest, as a minister of Christ they furnish their patrons is always! and dispenser of the mysteries of standard and at prices as low as in God and that all will lmsten to avail' the big cities. .themselves of his ministration. Stock raising is one of the principal "Congratulating you on the grace occupations of Randolph county and 'of having a resident priest among you large quantities of stock are sold I wish you every blessing from the from here annually. F, J. Baltz is Most High. [ the largest dealer in live stock in (Signed) "Edward Fitzgerfld this part of the state and raises con- L.S. "Bishop of Little Rock. , siderable of stock himself for the market. He deals in fine Duroc hogs, as well as we',l bred cattle. Mr. Baltz is also interested in real estate, and When Father Weibel began his du- ties the congregation consisted of lb persons, but began to grow. In the early 80's many immigrants from tms some very good farms on his list Germany began to settle around Pe- as well as a considerable amoun eL cahontas and a parochial school was timber land. Some of these are rare opened which was we'.l attended. The bargains, which means, to the capital-lpastor, assistants and lay-teachers ist desirous of investing his means were in charge of the school until where adequate returns are sure of 1888, when the Benedictine Sisters realization: to the farmer, anxious to took charge and have taught up to obtain a home where peace and plenty the 1)re,'ent time without interruption will reward his labors: to the home- l The average attendance has been seeker wishing- to locate amid pleas- abeut 100 pupils. ant, healthful surroundings, where In 1889, Father Weibe] was trans- highest church, school and social fa- ferred to Jonesboro and was succeed- Arkansas STORE Square Dollar Goes ments on these pages, and will be found to be the most courteous insti- ,' tutions, t RANDOLPH COUNTY COURT HOUSE Building in Pocahontas has been cilities m t be en'o ,ed " " ", , I '." Y J 5 ; o all worthv ed by Rev B H Fuerst Under his brisk Of course the material Ior ")eo-)]c in shmt .... " " " ..... constluctlon" (lining these wm times [ t , " ', ]s exrenoeu a warm charge new church life began to ex- .' ' ' " " "[and nmst cordial welcome to share ist and his congregation grew He is hard to get and some of it has with thes ..... " " ' . .......... I- . e peopm um mantohl bless- saw the necessity of building a new reacneu a very lllgn mark lne an(t-  - . ....... ] rags which a benficmnt Providence and larger church. Everything was els Lumber Uo, is lepresen[e(! nere has  " " "' ' " so bountffu,ly bestowed upon Po- flourishing, new church socmtms were ........ ]cahontas, the Eden of Randolph coun- forming and he began the work of ,108EPH 1)I00TI']I{8 Restaurant, Fancy Gro- ceries, Cold Drinks, Cigars and Tobacco Shoes and for Men Women Ark. Pocahontas Arkansas cahontas State Bank IS A BANK OF SERVICE If You Need Us Our Service is At Your Command CAPITAL AND SURPLUS $75,000.00 Pres. Ben A. Brown, Cashier liekett, H. L. Haynes, Clifford Price, Assistant Cashiers ty, the best county in the grand old state of Arkansas. Jubilee Year of St. Paul's Parish-- Pocahontas. Some of our most important insti- tutions have been the result of very small beginnings and such was the case with St. Paul's parish at Poca- hontas. A half centm'y ago Pocahon- tas was a very small settlement and but two or three Catholic residents had located there, when in Atlgust 27: 1868, the Right Reverend Bishop Ed- ward Fitzgerald, D. D., cpened a par- ish and mission at tha p'.ace. So it is with just pride and deep satisfac- tion that those in charge of St. Paul's parish today look back over the fifty years of well rendered service of their perecessors and thank God for lmving bestowed His blessing upo I POCAHONTAS, ARK. zealous work aroused much new life and resulted in several converts. The new life thus brought about caused the resident Catholics, viz: Dr. J. C Esselman aml C. C. Elder to take up the matter of building' 0 church and they solicited subscriptions from the residents. The list shows that the re- sult of their work was 49 names sub- scribed $1,990 towards a new church. Only four of the names were those of Catholics. They immediately set out to build a church which was com- pleted the same year and was dedi- cated by the Bishop in honor of St Paul, the Apostle. A very appropri- ate name since Pocahontas was to be- come the misionary center of North- easif Arkansas. Father O'Kean was induced to remain and become its first pastor, and he had the gratification of bringing in over 100 converts and building up a good sized congregation. In 1871, he was removed, from Poca- hontas and became pastor of St. An- drews Cathedral at Little Rock. Many of his congregation followed him and his removal was a set back to St Paul's church. He attended his be- loved mission as often as his time would allow until his death in 1874. In 1870 the Catholic cemetery'at and them and multiplied their numbers i as well as their happiness. I In 1869 Rex,. Jacob O'Kean a mis- t sionary from Memphis, Tenn., came over the highway to Pocahontas, and] huse to be used for a school. lectured. His convincing sermon and In 1888, a church was built in En- I gelberg aml Father Matthew attended it during his pastorate at St. Paul's up to the time it received a regular soliciting subscriptions. He was pre- sented with a beautiful lot and soon I had the foundation laid for a new priest's house and made much im-] provement on the interior of hill church. He labored strenuously among" the people of Pocahontas foi ten years and his work was the fruits of much good as the hopes for which he was striving were soon realized by his successor. In 1898 the Rev. Matthew Sattele O. S. B.., came to Pocahontas and took up the labors that Father Fuerst had laid aside and by his persevering energy he completed the rectory as well as the new imposing church This is a handsome stone structure 125x50 feet with a large vestry and chapel for the Sisters. He bought the Crenshaw property, situated be- tween the church and rectory, fitted it up for his residence and as the old school house proved to be too small he remodeled the former priest'.  pastor. In 1905 Rev. Joseph Herk- ert was appointed pastor at the En- gelberg church and served it unitl its present pastor, Rev. J. F. Van Ouden- hoven, was given in charge in Sep- tember, 1907. Having done a good work n Pocahontas, Father Sattele turned his attention to the poor mis- sions in Southern Arkansas, but not before he had built a solid mortument to the Catholic church in St. Paul' new church edifice. In April, 1908, the present pastor, Rev. Joseph Froitzheim took charge of St. Paul's church and he has been careful to improve and keep the church property in the best possible shape. He has built a new handsome brick residence for the pastor and the interior of the church has been beau- tified, Beautiful stations of the cross in relief, were recently placed in position and the church has also bee improved by the addition of a hand- some altar of the Blessed Virgin with an exquisite statue of the Madoon and Child. A fine pulpit, a perfect system of steam heating and electric lighting and beautiful marble altar Continued on Page E. Dalton, President Ben F. Mays, Asst. Cashier J. D. Wells, Cashier Chas. Jones, Asst. Cashier Deposit }MONEY Borrow CAPITAL, sURPLUS and PROFITS $55,OOO.OO MAKE YOUR WANTS KNOWN TO US We Need Depositors, We Need Borrowers It Takes Both to Make a Bank BANK WITH Randolph County Bank "The Bank that Service Built" "Located in Randolph County D. J. Landers Lumber Company J. M. HOFMAN, Manager LUMBER, BUILDERS' HARDWARE, PAINTS, ETC. POCAHONTAS, ARK. ..... _ , , . A. Z. Schnabaum Gee. Promberger Z. A Sclmabaum H.A. Schnabaum Pocahontas Hardware Company Not Incorporated SHELF AND HEAVY HARDWARE Buggies, Wagons, hnplements Stoves, Ranges, Mill Supplies POCAHONTAS, ARK. F. SPINNEWEBER, Manager Pocahontas Milling Co. P(CAHONTAS Manufacturers of POCAHONTAS BEST High Grade Flour, Meal and Feed Also Builders and Contractors ARKANSAS We have the desire, the ability, and facilities for rendering you a superior banking service. Ask one of our customers. First National Bank .of Pocahontas. Member Federal Reserve System I I Y-E-S This is the Store Where You Buy the Same Quality FOR LESS Phone  Phone 249 249 POCAHONTAS, ARKANSAS !:f rO .4 : :2