Marion Co TOC
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Vol 1. No. 5
April 2, 1886 Issue
Abstracted & Copyrighted
by Linda Haas Davenport
When the print is so faded that it cannot be read <.....> will be used . All transcription will be as found in the paper, misspellings and all.
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Echo Directory and ads same as transcribed in Mar 12th issue
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The same notice of sale of John & Josephine Langston's Property transcribed in a prior issue
same notice about US Naval Academy test in last week's issue
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Gov. Hughes has issued a proclamation of the Iron Mountain railroad, directing it to proceed at once to running its trains regularly.
The Newspapers and their outfits in the United States are valued at $9,300,600. The editors and their outfits are not valued so high by a few dollars.
Just as we go to press we learn that the great railroad strike on the Iron Mountain railroad has at last ended, and freight traffic has again been resumed.
The Missouri Pacific railroad employes 14,190 men. Of these 3,717 are concerned in the strike, and most of the others are thrown out of employment thereby
There are fourteen ex-Union officers in the Senate and seventy-nine representatives in the House. There are nineteen ex-Confederate officers now in the Senate and forty-two in the House.
Beware of the whisperings of political enemies. They will tell you politics should be left out of county affairs. That will do for the party in the minority to preach, but it will not do for Democrats to practice or heed such doctrines. Turn a deaf ear to all disorganizers.
Rev Thomas R Welch, United States Consul at Hamilton, Canada, died suddenly at that place on the 28th ult. Dr. Welch was for many years a resident of Little Rock and pastor of the First Presbyterian church of that city. He was well known throughout the State as a pure and upright man. His remains were buried at Little Rock.
Secretary Manning met with a painful accident on the 23d ult. - being seized with vertigo at the tresury, falling and spraining his ankle. He was taken home in his carriage and attended by his physician, who does not anticipate any serious results. The Secretary has been overworked recently, and some of his friends think that his condition is graver than his physician acknowledges.
The sheriff of Miller county telegraphed to Gov. Huges on last Friday for assistance to quell a mob of 400 lawless men, who were in possession of the Iron Mountain railroad yards at Texarkana, offering and doing violence to the railroad property, and resisting the sheriff and his posse. The Governor authorized the sheriff to call on the Gate City Guards, of Texarkana, to render such assistance as was necessary to execute the law.
There are twenty-two States with Democratic Governors. They are Alabama, Arkansas, California, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia. Five are in States where the Republicans control the Legislature - New York, Pennsylvania, California, New Jersey and Nevada.
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Democrats, your attention is respectfully called to an article from "Lucian," published in this issue of The Echo, concerning a county convention to nominate a county ticket. He argues the question in a logical and forcible manner. Read what he has to say. It is time to commence organizing; in fact, the party should always be organized and ready for action. Thorough organization was the secret of the success of the Republican party which held the reins of government for over twenty years. To accomplish anything Democrats must work in perfect unison. Democrats should certainly wish to see their principles prevail, because they believe them to be right and conducive to good government. This being the case, it is folly for Democrats to stand idle and let a party in the minority crowd them off their own ground and establish its principles and hoist its banner. Cast aside your little side issues rather than your political principles. You may have to eat a little "crow" some times, but eat it like a "little man" and a thoroughbred Democrat; 'tis the "bitter sweet" of political life. Now that the Democratic party has the reins in national affairs shall we relinquish our hold on county and State affairs? If we thus allow the enemy to break our ranks, it will not be long before they will regain their former position and power.
IN FAVOR OF A COUNTY CONVENTION:
THE UPPER WHITE
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A TERRIBLE TRAGEDY
WIVES OF SOME SENATORS:
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Secretary of the Interior L Q C Lamar has been invited to deliver the annual address at the Arkansas Industrial University in June.
The Hot Springs News reports the sale of two mines situated in Montgomery and Polk counties, to St. Louis capitalists, for $10,000 each.
Thirty-four buildings, comprising nearly the entire business portion of the city of Helena, were burned on the morning of the 21st ult. the loss is estimated at $325,000, covered by about $225,000 insurance.
Snow two foot deep on the 19th of March is a very remarkable thing for this latitude, yet that is a sight which any citizen of Batesville could have seen last Friday in the rear of J C Bone's furniture store. - Batesville Guard
There's some talk of the Wheelers putting a ticket in the field at the coming election, in this county. We understand, however, that some of the leading members oppose making a political organization of the Wheel. - Baxter County Citizen
Work has begun in earnest on the extension of the 'Frisco road south from Ft. Smith. One hundred thousand feet of lumber has been ordered to build shanties for working men on backbone tunnel, and 120 hands are now at work boring the the <sic> hole. Altus Albion
It is now asserted by persons who claim to be posted in such matters, that the acreage of oats and corn will this season be largely in excess of former years in this State. If this be true we are on the eve of a more prosperous era in agriculture in Arkansas, and meantime, the blighting influence of "anaconda" mortgage will soon be known no more forever among our farmers. - Rural and Workman
The Senate passed the House bill giving the widow of Gen Hancock a pension of $2,000 a year.
Some one claims to have found out that the bushel of corn which the distillers buy for thirty cents is eventually sold to the drinkers for $40.50.
Miss Abigail Bates died at Scituate, Mass., a few days since, aged 89 years. She was one of the two heroines who during the war of 1812, drove the British forces from that harbor by concealing themselves in the bushes and playing vigorously upon the fife and drum, thereby leading the enemy to believe that a large force was ready to receive them.
The total cost of the liquor drank is $527,500,000 per year, and the average per head of our entire population would be ten dollars. Last year $316,000,000 worth of beer was consumed, and there was more money sunk in spirits by $316,000,000 than was paid for boots, shoes and cotton goods. The amount expended on drink yearly would sustain six million people.
A St Louis commercial touris, whose territory is in Arkansas, made a trip through the worst portion of Texas and was making some very uncomplimentary remarks about the country through which they were passing, when a brother traveler asked him if he did not like Texas better than Arkansas. "No," he replied, "I would rather be a bob tailed dog and belong to a negro in Arkansas than to be Governor of Texas."
The disagreeable weather this week caused us to suspend the rules and turn loose a spring poet. Hear him warble:
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"What's the price of eggs?"
County Court convenes Monday
Subscribe to the Sunday School organ fund.
Subscribe to your county paper. Don't borrow your neighbor.
The wet, cold weather has delayed farmers greatly with their work.
The recent cold snap has undoubtedly killed the peaches in this section.
The steamer Home was at McBee's last Sunday. She will be up again today or tomorrow.
Yesterday was All Fools' day. The day comes but once a year, but the fools we have with us always.
A polar wave struck this part of the moral vineyard Monday, and overcoats and fires have been in demand.
Mrs. O. H. Tucker will begin her instructions in instrumental music next Monday, April 5th, for a term of three months.
Assessor Cravens has been in town this week with "the boys." Cravens is as full of good jokes as an egg is of meat.
This town is in fine trim to receive a snide show or "kangaroo" an egg peddler. The merchants are overstocked with hen fruit.
Only two marriage license issued since our last report, as follows:
Mr. W. L. Massey, of Hampton Creek township, was a caller at this office on Monday. He has lately been engaged in teaching school in Searcy county.
We have some very "able and efficient hoss swappers" in our town - boys who understand their business. Strangers would do well to steer clear of them.
Another light touch of "the beautiful" on Tuesday. Gentle Spring should be ashamed of herself for lingering so long in the lap of Winter. It is time to quit such flirting.
We acknowledge a pleasant call yesterday from Mr. T. G. Stokes, one of Marion's solid farmers. He says the wheat crop looks finer than he ever saw it in this country at this season. The stand is good.
Rev. Sam Jones is credited with saying that the most beautiful sight in the world is to see a family around a cheerful fire with the head of the family reading his local newspaper, which he has paid for in advance.
The County Wheel held a meeting at the Masonic Hall at this place yesterday. A large number of Wheelers attended. We will publish the proceedings of this meeting next week if we are furnished them.
On last Saturday Mr. K. J. Hudson received a letter from his father, Mr. H. W. Hudson, Sr.; who is with the Carthage and Batesville railroad engineers. At the time he wrote they were at Round Bottom. They expected to get to St. James, Stone county, this week.
In this issue of The Echo the Chairman of the County Democratic Central Executive Committee publishes a call for a meeting of the committee at this place, on Saturday April 10th. Every member of the committee should be present. Read the call, on first page.
Mr. R. P. Carson, living six miles south of town, while hauling wood on Tuesday, met with a very painful accident. While going down a hill the load of wood slid down on the horses, causing them to run. Mr. Carson was thrown from the wagon and run over by the wheels, breaking his arm near the shoulder. Dr. Lindley is attending him, and says Mr. C. is getting along finely.
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At a recent meeting of the Bachelor's Club, a member, noted for his gallantry, and who never allows the town branch to interfere with his engagements, arose in his usual dignified manner and addressed the Club on a most important subject. The Echo man being present took down the speech in short hand. The following is the able address:
Health is just splendid.
Overcoats are in demand.
The ground is thoroughly soaked and "fenny."
The steamer Home rounded out from McBee's lading Sunday with a good down trip.
The wheat crop is looking remarkably well. The prospect was never better at this season of the year for a fine crop.
Candidates have not broke the ice yet, but as the weather moderates you will see that White River has a full school of the "howdy, dowdy do, and how's your wife and how are you," beseiging the "dear people" for their votes at the September election.
On Saturday last I saddled up my pony and hied away toward the sunset. After traversing some ten miles west of Yellville, I reined up at the residence of John Tabor, the oldest settler in the county, having emigrated here twelve years before Arkansas was a State. After taking care of the horses and partaking of a hasty supper, we then gathered chairs around the old fireplace and indulged ourselves in a pleasant colloquy. Mr. Tabor's reminiscence of the juvenile days of the county is still fresh on his mind, and is his favorite topic. He told us that he was the first man to set out an apple tree in the county, and was the first man to cut a stick between White River and Yellville. Forty or fifty of the apple trees that he set out fifty-eight years ago on the farm of Aunt Patsy Tucker are still living. He also stated that he had "tripped the light fantastic toe" with an Indian squaw, with galtigaskins on and a big silver ring in her nose, for a partner. -- March 30, 1886. W. B. F., Jr.
Lee, the "egg man", had the merchants of this place and other points in the county buying up eggs for him several weeks, and when hen fruit "took a tumble", he "silently folded his tent" and skipped to parts unknown, and left the eggs behind.
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When nature falters and require help, recruit her enfeebled energies with Dr J H McLean's Strengthening Cordial and Blood Purifier. $1.00 per bottle.
Far better than the harsh treatment of medicines which horribly grip the patient and destroy the coating of the stomach. Dr J H McLean's Chills and Fever Cure, by mild, yet effective action will cure. Sold at 50 cents a bottle.
Ad for Dr McLean's Homeopathic Liver & Kidney Balm & his Candy Vermifuge for kids with worms - transcribed before
A GOOD OFFER
2nd publication of notice to prove Homestead of William I Dial - see previous issues
Ad - for Prickly Bitters - transcribed in previous issues
AD - Friedman Bros - transcribed in previous issues
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Reprint of the Delinquent Tax Sale list
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Same ads as transcribed for Column 6 in previous issues