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ITEMS OF LOCAL INTEREST
March 1886 Issues
Abstracted & Copyrighted
by Gladys Horn Brown
March 12, 1886 Issue (There are two pages of this, the first issue, and both are so faded that the information below is all I can transcribe.)
The Echo is published every Friday by H. B. Dallam.
Subscription rates to be paid in advance are one dollar per year, fifty cents for six months, and twenty-five cents for three months.
The Echo would be a politically Democratic paper, not Democrat one week and Republican or Independent the next, but always Democratic without any sideshows.
ECHO DIRECTORY (part)
A LOVESICK SENATOR
The pastor of a church at Uniontown, Pa., has been compelled to resign because he rode a bicycle.
Senator Plumb wants Congress to prohibit legislators or their families from applying for free railroad passes under penalty of fine and imprisonment.
The Connecticut House of Representatives has passed a bill requiring instruction in the public schools as to the injurious effects of alcoholic drinks.
Astronomers promise that a bright comet will be visible just before sunrise during the latter part of May. It is the comet "1886" discovered lately by Prof. Barnard.
Mountain Home has a live Temperance Society.
A. P. Grant has been appointed postmaster at Helena.
H. M. Jackoway has been appointed Receiver of public moneys at Dardanelle.
J. B. Smith, assistant postmaster at Nashville, Howard county, has been arrested on the charge of embezzlement.
The grand jury of Conway county indicted Sheriff Spears for criminal negligence in allowing a prisoner, charged with murder, to escape. He was deposed and Harry Coblentz was appointed sheriff.
The Pine Bluff correspondent of the Gazette says "There is a Negro child two months old who was born at Rob Roy who has fourteen well developed fingers and the same number of toes. He will be able to feel his way, and when he becomes a politician to kick when a ca..ous nomination does not suit him."
(The following appears to be a mixture of ads and locals.)
K. J. Hudson keeps fresh family groceries always on hand. Call on him when needing anything in the grocery line.
Send us the news from your respective neighborhoods. Don't expect us to know intuitively all that is going on in the county.
J. H. Berry & Son are still at the old stand, opposite the south door of the court house, dealing out their merchandise at hard time prices.
The public school at this place, under the management of Prof. A. W. Wickersham, is in a prosperous condition, and the attendance is quite large.
Mr. Henry Hudson, Sr., is with the railroad engineers. They have engaged his and Thos. Railsback's wagons and teams for the next three months.
Mrs. James Johnson died at her home, on Lee's mountain three miles north of this place, on Wednesday, the 10th inst. The bereaved family have the sympathy of the entire community.
Mr. E. H. Trimble, of the Boone County Tobacco Works, called on us this week. Mr. Trimbel is one of the best tobacco men in the State. He contemplates opening a factory at Lead Hill about May 1st. Our merchants will do well to patronize him.
Rev. D. E. Dortch, the evangelist, will be here about the first week in April, and will hold a series of meetings at the M. E. Church South. He is a successful worker and we hope he will do much good here. More definite notice of the time will be given next week.
A farewell party was given Mr. G. W. Layton, at the palatial residence of his brother, Mr. A. S. Layton, on last Friday night. Those who attended pronounced it a most enjoyable occasion. Owing to a previous engagement with an Arkansas chill, The Echo reporter failed to attend.
Mrs. Maggie McDowell, wife of Mr. G. W. McDowell, died at her home at this place, on Tuesday morning, the 9th inst., after a lingering illness of several months. The remains were consigned to their last resting place on Wednesday afternoon, Rev. O. H. Tucker, of the M. E. Church, South, officiating at the grave. An appropriate obituary will be published next week.
County Clerk Dodd returned from Harrison Sunday afternoon.
Mr. A. S. Layton and Dr. J. B. Sims left on last Saturday for Washington, D. C.
Capt. John T. Warner, of the steamer John F. Allen, was in town last week in the interest of his boat.
De Roos Bailey, Esq., returned home Tuesday. After the adjournment of court at Harrison, he visited his father's family a few days.
Baxter Citizen, 3rd inst.: E. T. Record, of Noe's, Marion county, passed through town yesterday with some fine mules which he was taking to the southern market.
Mr. John B. Milum, of Blythe township, was in town on Tuesday. His brother, F. D. Milum, is suffering with catarrh in the head, and has been totally blind for the past few days from the effect of the disease. He will try Dr. Child's remedy.
Mr. G. W. Layton, who has been visiting his mother and other relatives and old friends at this place for the past few weeks, departed on last Saturday for his home in the far west - New Mexico. This was Mr. Layton's first visit to his old home in seven years, but he thinks he will not remain away so long this time.
ODDS AND ENDS
Miss Fanny Mills, of Ohio, who is to be married soon, is a lady of fair understanding. She wears a No. 30 slipper, and has had a pair built in New York to wear at her wedding. Their dimensions are as follows: Across the bull, 22 inches; across instep, 22; across heel, 25; around the ankle, 20 inches.
MARION COUNTY - Its Timber, Mineral, Marble and Agricultural Resources- its Climate, Fruits, Railroad Prospects, Etc. [incomplete]
March 19, 1886 Issue (Top)
What do you think! Luke will shave you for a dime and give you a drink!
Through the kindness of Deputy Sheriff Lawson, we received our new roller this week. Thanks.
Preaching at the M. E. Church on Sunday, by the pastor in charge, Rev. O. H. Tucker
Mr. K. F. Cantrell, of Sylva, will try The Echo. He called one day this week and ordered the paper sent to his address.
Mr. John N. Pennington was a caller Saturday. He joined the procession and had his name put on our subscription list.
County Treasurer M. H. Wolf paid us a pleasant call last Saturday. He enrolled with The Echo for a year. Let others do likewise.
Mr. T. H. Flippin, Marion county's able Representative, was in town last Saturday attending the organization of the Wheel at this place. ---- Baxter Citizen.
Messrs. J. P. Sims, J. I. Thompson, T. S. Nowlin, Wm. A. Sims and several others of the county, called and subscribed for The Echo last week. Thanks gentlemen.
We learn from Mr. A. G. Cravens that a large cave has recently been discovered in the northeast corner of this county, near the Missouri line. Tom Malinees and a Mr. Howard made the discovery. It was explored by the above named parties, and they found fine specimens of mineral and a number of curiosities. In the cave are several large chambers, and tracks, and human teeth were found in it.
T. J. Witt, of Conway, was shot and killed in a liquor saloon last Sunday by J. H. Williams, a St. Louis drummer. Both men were drunk.
Ella, the little daughter of Mr. H. W. Hudson, Sr., fell from a swing Tuesday evening and was very badly, but not seriously, hurt.
March 26, 1886 Issue (Top)
MR. W. Q. SEAWELL'S RESIDENCE BURNED (This is a long article, not transcribed. Loss about $3,500, but no injuries)
NEWS IN BRIEF
Stonewall Jackson's war horse died at Richmond, Virginia, aged thirty five years.
White people of means, and education are said to be leaving West Virginia, Ohio, and parts of western Pennsylvania for Arkansas. Their intention being to carry on farming extensively in the productive and healthy sections of this State.
Mr. W. Q. Seawell has moved into the Layton house, near J. H. Berry's residence.
Rev. O. H. Tucker went to Lead Hill on Tuesday to assist Rev. J. H. Cantrell in a protracted meeting.
Messrs. J. J. Horner, W. E. Horner, John Cheek and many others enrolled with The Echo since our last issue.
Mr. Henderson Morris, having sold his farm in the southwest portion of the county, has moved to town, and is occupying J. N. Griffin's house. He thinks he is going to Oregon.
Assessor Cravens is in Hampton today. This is his last appointment for this year. He will commence work on his boos about the 1st of April at his office at this place.
Mr. F. N. Matthews and Miss Dora Baldwin, both well known at this place, were married at Huntsville, Madison county, on the 8th inst. Their many friends here wish them a full measure of matrimonial felicity.
Luke Matlock, the clever barber, now wears a broad smile. He says there is young lady arrival at his house, and although it will take an extra barrel of flour for the family this year, the price of tobacco, cigars and shaving remains steady.
The M. E. Sunday school has decided to buy an organ, and on last Sunday a committee was appointed to solicit donations for that purpose and to make the purchase. The following named were appointed as the committee: Dr. J. S. Lindley, Mr. De Roos Bailey, Misses Una Jobe, Virgie Berry and Hattie McDowell.
Only six marriage licenses have been issued by the County Clerk during the month of March, to this date, as follows:
But don't the wind blow cold?
A little stranger at Charley Lewallen's is a girl, and weighs 10 pounds of course.
The hard-fisted yeoman has doffed his big coat and gone to work in dead earnest, while his songs have the old time ring.
On the 21st inst. W. P. Lewallen was married to Miss Jo Flippin, at the residence of Mrs. Julia Flippin, Rev. Thomas Sutton officiating.
James Flippin, the efficient and assiduous singing master, is rendering the community valuable services, affording all an opportunity of learning to sing free of charge. It is to be hoped he will continue his good work.