Arkansas Gazette – 1899

Nov 14, 2010 by

The Gazette of Twenty Years Ago By Fred W. Allsopp – Business Manager of the Gazette Time brings changes and many have been wrought on this newspaper in the course of the past two decades. A comparison of the Gazette of 1899 with the Gazette of today forcibly illustrates the paper’s progress. W.B. Worthen, who was one of the leading bankers of Arkansas, was president of the company; Col. Robert A. Little, a wealthy planter, was vice president; and these gentlemen, together with Col. John G. Fletcher, president of the German National Bank and once a candidate for governor; Judge J.W. House, formerly United States District Attorney and for many years Chairman of the Democratic State Central Committee; William M. Kavanaugh, who after serving as president of the Southern Trust Company and filled an...

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