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MT ECHO NEWSPAPER
ITEMS OF LOCAL INTEREST

Mt. Echo Newspaper
September 1886 Issues
Abstracted & Copyrighted
by Gladys Horn Brown

Dividing Line

October 1, 1886 Issue

GRAPEVINE TELEGRAPH

FLIPPIN FACTS

Everything is quiet in this community. All have cooled down along the line since the election, except a few inconsequential popinjays who care no more for the interests of the people than Nero cared for his mother.

We find a good rain here last week which did inestimable good.

Cotton picking is progressing finely and the yield is going to be better than was predicted some time ago.

Wanted -- One thousand North Carolinians in White River town-ship to fatten up on our immense persimmon crop, (and no mistake about it).

Rev. Bud Lovell, better known as Flukey, pasted Bro. Jas. Hasket a few across his nose and eyes with a hickory grub one day last week, and then struck out to where the "woodbine twisteth."

Such is life among the expounders of the gospel down in the old banner township.

Mr. Bud White, of Gassville, is putting up a new steam saw and grist mill in the lower part of the township.

I was very glad indeed to see that my friend, Mr. B. F. Fee and The Echo had brushed off their war paint. That is right, boys, take off your quiver and stick your tomahawks in a stump. If we can't agree on politics, we can praise George Washington together.

School No. 2 met School No. 26 to cross swords in a spelling match last Friday, it being the last day of each school. Quite a crowd of our best citizens were out to hear them spell. It was pretty closely contested, but No. 2 won the blue strings.

Our assiduous singing master, Jas. Flippin, had his choir out in full force last Sunday night and made some excellent music. I will say that he has the best singing class in the West, the "Sweet Singer of Benton" to the contrary, not withstanding. ... W. B. F., Jr. (Wm B Flippin Jr)

FROM JAMES CREEK

Editor Echo: -- As I have never noticed any items in your valu-able paper from this section of the State of Ignorance," I will endeavor, as the goddess of day is sinking low behind the western hill, resplendent with the ethereal beauty of a noonday's sun, and tingeing the woodland with the glowing colors of the rainbow, to "jot" you down a few items from this section, which will, per-haps, be of interest to some of your numerous readers.

Rain began to fall here on the night of the 24th inst. It was welcomed by everyone, as it was greatly needed.

Farmers are busily engaged in this section sowing wheat, and from the present outlook there will be a greater acreage sown than ever before, which, in our opinion, is a step in the right direction. More small grain and less cotton should be the watchword of the farmers.

Robert Long, one of our industrious tillers of the soil, has repaired his residence, which adds greatly to its appearance, as well as to the comfort of its occupants.

Uncle Wiley Osborn is erecting a neat frame residence upon his farm, which, when completed, will be one of the neatest buildings in this section. Uncle Wiley is one of our most industrious farmers.

J. N. Matthews is also repairing his residence, which will enhance it, both in value and appearance. James Creek township is coming to the front.

The public school in this district under the supervision of Miss Jennie Small, closed Friday, 24th inst. Miss Jennie has given general satisfaction, and it was with sad hearts that her students bid her farewell, and their best wishes follow her to her home.

Evans & Sons have attached a planer to their steam saw mill, which will enable them to furnish as fine lumber as can be pur-chased at other mills in the country. This is a commendable enterprise, and one of which we should all be proud.

Now, Mr. Editor, as we have no striped legged dudes to curse, or preachers to praise; and the cotton needs picking, I will close and "skip." Success to The Echo. Respectfully, Nighthawk. James Creek, Ark. Sept. 27, '86.

LOCAL ECHOINGS

Weather cooler.

County court next Monday.

Hon. T. H. Flippin was in town Monday.

The recent rains have retarded cotton picking.

The barber shop has been moved to the room over Wilson's drug store.

Our "grapevine telegraph" line is in working order again, and three interesting dispatches will be found in this issue of The Echo.

Messrs. DeRoos Bailey, J. C. Floyd and E. L. Berry left on yesterday to attend the Congressional convention which meets at Harrison today. They go as delegates.

Mr. W. R. Brooksher, of Blythe township, departed on Sunday last for St. Louis, where he will attend medical school this fall and winter. The Echo and a host of other good friends wish him success.

The public school will open on next Monday morning under the principalship of Prof. A. W. Wickersham. Prof. Wickersham is too well known to the people of this community to need any words of commendation from us.

There came a man to our town,
The boys they thought he'd do;
Although he was an awful clown,
He wouldn't "cangaroo."
For further particulars, see the "judge" and sheriff of the "cangaroo" court.

If you will call on Layton & Cowdrey within the next 30 days they will show you some good bargains in boots and shoes. They want to close out as near as possible all they have on hand, in order to make room for their mammoth stock which they are having manufactured in Boston expressly for their fall and winter trade.

Mr. F. N. Matthews, late with the Madison County Democrat, but now residing near Flippin, this county, made us a call on Tues-day. Mr. Matthews was, for a number of years, connected with the printing office at this place, and he has a host of friends who gave him a hearty welcome. He is a perfect little gentleman, and being a brother printer, is always welcome in The Echo office.

The following are the particulars, as we learn them, of a shooting affray in our neighbor county of Searcy, which resulted in the death of a man and in the wounding of another. On Thurs-day night of last week Dave and Charley Lockhart stole two mares and a colt in Taney county, Mo. They came into the county and sold the colt to Mr. Stonecipher, and stole a saddle in the same neighborhood, and then went over into Searcy county, where their sister, Belle Lockhart, resides. They were in the meantime hotly pursued by a Missourian named Moreland, who succeeded in locating their whereabouts. He got up a crowd which consisted of himself and seven or eight citizens, and early last Sunday morning sur-rounded the horses where they were tied in the brush. Just before day, Charley Lockhart and Arthur Craig came out to feed the stolen stock, and when ordered to surrender both ran off and Lockhart fired back at his pursuers. Moreland shot Lockhart with a Winchester rifle, from the effect of which, he soon died. Craig was shot in the leg with a 35-calibre pistol, whereupon he surrendered. Dave Lockhart, hearing the shooting, skipped to the brush and made his escape. There is a posse of men still after him, and a reward of fifty dollars is offered for his arrest. Thus perish all horse thieves.

Dr. O. T. Hunt and D. N. Helm, of LaCrosse, Izard county, were out hunting one day last week, and Helm's gun was accidentally discharged and Dr. Hunt was wounded, from the effects of which he soon died.

OUR NEIGHBORS

BOONE COUNTY

Harrison Times, Sept. 26: On Tuesday of last week, a son and daughter of W. J. Raden, who lives about twelve miles north of town on Bear Creek, were very seriously burned by lightning. It struck the chimney running down to and along the floor where the children were.

Hon. W. W. Watkins, Clerk, informed us on Wednesday morning, that he had been officially informed that Mrs. Terry who was lately sent to the Insane Asylum from this county, made her escape from that institution on the 15th inst. and that her body was afterwards found in the river and interred by the authorities.

October 8, 1886 Issue (Top)

LOCAL ECHOINGS

Dr. Wilson's City Hotel, when finished, will be quite a com-modious and handsome building.

Mr. W. L. Massey, of Hampton township, left on Wednesday for Memphis, Tenn., to attend medical college.

Mr. A. J. Noe ("Uncle Jack") our accommodating P.M., returned from a short visit to Oakland the first of the week.

Henry A. Young wants to buy 500 dozen eggs, and requests all those who have eggs to sell to bring them to him.

Mrs. J. H. Berry was taken very seriously ill on last Friday morning, but we are pleased to note that she is now much better and rapidly recovering.

Dr. Lindley, who is posted and speaks by the card, says the walnut crop is abundant, and that ring worm medicine will be plentiful this season.

Mr. F. W. Carsten will lecture Monday night at the M. E. Church South, on vocal music. Mr. Carsten is a genial gentleman and no doubt will entertain his hearers.

A photographer has pitched his tent on the commons of our village, but does not appear to be doing a land office business in "snatching shadows ere the substance fades," etc.

Mrs. J. H. Thompson, Jr., who has been quite sick for some time, is now some better and is slowly mending. Her babe has also been very low, and this morning is not much, if any, better.

Mr. James I. Thompson has accepted a position with W. Q. Seawel. He is a clever, industrious young man and will no doubt make a good salesman. He will be glad to have his friends call and see him at his new quarters.

Miss Anna Milum, a charming and accomplished young lady of Lead Hill, has been spending the week with her cousin, Miss Una Jobe. The young ladies made a short visit to Eros on yesterday and will return this evening, a certain bridge on the road permitting.

Last Wednesday being the 38th birthday anniversary of the Rev. O. H. Tucker, pastor of the M. E. Church, South, a large member of his friends gave him a surprise that evening by taking the parsonage by storm and making donations of useful articles for himself and his good wife and little ones. The young men of the town gave him a nice suit of clothes, and various other articles of apparel, household goods, etc., were donated. Although a surprise party, Mr. and Mrs. T. were equal to the occasion, and they succeeded in making the evening pass pleasantly to all present.

WEDDING BELLS

The most important social event that has occurred in Yellville lately was the marriage of Mr. James E. Wickersham and Miss Nellie Jeffries, both of this place, Sunday night, October 3, 1886, at the M. E. Church, South. Immediately after the usual services, the groom and bride, preceded by their attendants, Mr. Neal Dodd and Miss Hattie McDowell, and Mr. J. C. Berry and Miss Edna Layton, marched up the aisle and took their position in front of the chancel where the beautiful and impressive Methodist marriage ceremony was pronounced by Rev. O. H. Tucker. The church was very handsomely decorated with flowers and evergreens, and many admiring friends of the gallant and manly groom and his gentle and amiable bride were present to witness the ceremonies that joined them for life. After the ceremonies, the congre-gation was dismissed and quite a number of invited guests repaired to the elegant residence of Mr. A. S. Layton, the bride's uncle, where a bountiful supper was spread. The Echo congratulates them, and wishes for them many happy years and prosperity unbounded.

Married at the residence of the bride's mother, Mrs. Martha Cantrell, two miles southeast of Yellville, on Sunday evening, October 3, 1886, by the Rev. O. H. Tucker, Mr. J. C. Rea to Miss Susan E. Cantrell, both of Marion county. The happy couple have the best wishes of a large circle of friends. In the language of Rip Van Winkle, "May they live long and prosper."

Married on Sunday, October 3, 1886, Mr. M. N. Bogle to Miss Annie Lawson, both of this county. The Echo offers congratulations.

COMMUNICATED

The meeting at Dry Hill closed on last Monday. There were 24 conversions and a Society of the M. E. Church, South, organized with 23 members. R. T. Croy, Class Leader; R. E. Stafford, Steward. May God's rich blessings rest upon them all. O. H. Tucker.

DENTIST
Dr. J. F. Caldwell, Dentist, of Mountain Home, will be at Yell-ville from the 13th to the 16th of October, and will be prepared to accommodate all who need dental work done. Office at Dr. Wilson's Hotel.

October 15, 1886 Issue (Top)

LOCAL ECHOINGS

Abe McVey is the king of the dudes.

Deputy Sheriff Lawson has been on the sick list this week.

Master George Dobbs, of George's Creek, is a subscriber to The Echo.

Uncle Billy Lefevers, who has been on the sick list, is now able to be up and about.

Mr. J. P. Clark, of Clear Creek, called to see us on Saturday and renewed his subscription to The Echo.

Attorney DeRoos Bailey went over to Marshall the first of the week on professional business. He returned Tuesday.

Mr. J. E. Wickersham and lady have gone to housekeeping. They occupy the Charlie Noe residence on McDowell avenue.

Messrs. John S. Cowdrey and J. W. (Dutch) Covington both wear broad smiles now. For particulars we refer you to them.

Assessor Cravens has gone to Batesville after his family, where they have been visiting relatives for the past several weeks.

Mr. George Layton and his mother and Mrs. James Wilson returned this week from a short visit to relatives in Baxter county.

The "short dude" from the Rush Creek mines, Mr. Ben J. Carney, paid us a visit this week. Ben's a dandy, and is still on the carpet.

Mr. Wesley Lewallen, of White River township, was in town Saturday handshaking with friends. He made The Echo a call and renewed his subscription.

Messrs. Layton and Cowdrey sent a bale of cotton to the Springfield, Mo., fair, and it took the third premium - $2500. It was raised by S. D. Glenn, on Hampton creek.

From the Watchman we learn that Rev. Wm. Denton and T. W. Wright, of Baxter county, will preach at this place on Saturday night and on Sunday morning next.

J. H. Berry & Son are buying cotton, baled or in the seed, and paying the highest market price in cash or merchandise. Yellville is the place to buy goods and sell your cotton.

A protracted meeting (Methodist) will be commenced today at Shiloh church, six miles west of town. On Sunday there will be forenoon and afternoon services, and dinner will be served on the ground.

Our genial friend and ----, Mr. W. C. Bevens, departed on last Saturday for his Batesville home. During his stay here, Will made many warm friends who wish him unbounded success wherever he goes.

Mr. W. R. Brooksher, Sr., and Mr. Billy Dobbs, two of the substantial farmers of George's Creek, paid us pleasant calls this week. They reported everything lovely in that section and farmers busy gathering the crops.

The largest radish we ever saw was brought to our office the other day by J. H. Thompson, Jr. It weighed 9 pounds and 2 ounces, and was raised by Mr. T. It is a Sampeel radish.

Mrs. Robert Lefevers on last Wednesday evening, while splitting kindling with a knife, accidentally stabbed herself, inflicting a serious wound. Dr. Lindley was called at once and checked the flow of blood and she is now doing very well.

Mr. Thos. Young, brother of Mr. J. A. Young, of this place, accompanied by his mother and two little sisters, of Ravenden Springs, Randolph county, arrived in town on Wednesday. They are the guests of Mr. J. A. Young and lady.

Dr. J. F. Caldwell, dentist, of Mountain Home, came over on the 13th as advertised in last week's paper. He is a pleasant gentleman and is highly recommended as a dental surgeon. He returned to Mountain Home yesterday, but he intends to make regular trips to this place in the future.

Mr. A. ("Bud") Wickersham, son of our townsmen, Mr. James Wickersham, Sr., returned to his native village on last Wednes-day. This is Mr. Wickersham's first visit home since 1867. He resides in Portland, Oregon, and gives a glowing description of the unbounded resources of the great west.

On last Saturday Deputy Sheriff Lawson arrested Bob Tatum against whom there has been standing for some time several indictments. He gave bond and was released. One indictment is for carrying concealed weapons and another for assault and battery. He has just served a term in the Missouri pen and was returning to his home near this place.

MY BIRTHDAY
       On the 6th day of October, my 36th birthday, just after supper, many familiar friends greeted us at our parsonage home. A long list of beautiful and valuable presents were brought to myself and family. Among the number, a nice suit of clothes for the preacher was presented by Col. DeRoos Bailey in behalf of a number of young gentlemen and two young ladies. These presents, amounting in all to $44.10 I am sure came from true and tried friends. I can never repay you, but your kindness I shall never forget. God will restore to you all four-fold; and may His rich blessings attend you through life.
       Owing to a sick child we could not make the evening as pleasant as it otherwise would have been. But the hour closed with prayer, and the song, "God be with you till we meet again," will be long remembered.
       Your unworthy pastor, O. H. Tucker.

October 22, 1886 Issue (Top)

NOTES AND COMMENTS

Jack Agery, a prominent Arkansas negro, died in Washington City on the 12th inst.

It is rumored that Secretary L. Q. C. Lamar will marry a rich Southern widow in the near future.

Mrs. Belva Lockwood is said to be a candidate for President in 1888. The old girl believes in taking time by the forelock - by the "bangs" as it were.

The Gazette says the most extensive and destructive prairie fires ever known are sweeping over the Indian Territory. The destruction of property and cattle is very great.

The most terrible storm for the past twenty years swept over the Gulf coast on the 12th instant. The loss of life and property at Sabine Pass, Tex., was great. The town of Sabine was almost totally destroyed by the flood from the gulf and lake and 127 lives were lost.

The story is told of a communist who was addressing a crowd on the inequalities of the rich and poor. He was in the midst of his fiery declarations when a voice rang out, "You've got a gold watch and I haven't say; I want yours." "I bought the watch and paid for it." "Don't make any difference," persisted the voice, "you've got a gold watch and I haven't -- I want it!" The talker was fairly shocked and had not much more to say.

JAMES HAMILTON
       James N. Hamilton, who was assassinated on Monday morning at his home, in North Fork township, this county, was one of our best citizens; a quiet, law-abiding man. The news of his death at the hands of an assassin was received here on Wednesday morning with sorrow, as the deceased had many warm friends in Yellville.
       James Hamilton moved to this county from Searcy county about a year ago. In Searcy county he was highly esteemed, and at one time he was sheriff of that county, and it is said he made a most excellent officer. He was a candidate for sheriff of this county at the late election and made a manly, open race as a Republican, but was defeated by his Democratic opponent. He was, compara-tively, a young man, being about 30 years of age. He leaves a wife and three children.
       Our Oakland correspondent furnishes the facts of the tragedy in another column.

JAMES HAMILTON MURDERED
       While Peacefully Sleeping Beside his Wife and Child. The Murderer Taken From the Guard and Probably Hung.
Special Correspondence to The Echo
Oakland, Ark., Oct. 20, 1886.
       On Monday morning, about 4 o'clock, James N. Hamilton, of this (North Fork) township, was murdered at his home in bed, while sleeping with his wife and child. He was shot in the head with a pistol, and was instantly killed. W. L. Due, Esq., held an inquest on the body on Monday, and the evidence produced showed conclusively that one James Page did the killing. He was arrested and brought here for an examining trial, but was taken from the guard on Tuesday night by force by a large body of armed men, and up to the present has not been found, but that he has met his just deserts there can be no doubt.
       Mr. Hamilton is the fourth man murdered within a radius of six or eight miles within the last four years and no one ever brought to justice until Judge Lynch took it into his head to avenge the death of Mr. Hamilton by hanging the murderer. It is supposed he was hung, as the guards say the body of armed men who took the prisoner away from them had a conspicuous looking rope along with them. Col. Orcutt, one of the guards, said they (the mob) had pistols four feet long.
       The particulars will be sent when the final trial is had, as there is a young man by the name of Stewart held as accessory, and it is believed the cause of the crime will develop at his trial. North Fork.

THE LATEST
PAGE ESCAPES FROM THE MOB AND STEWART IS TRIED AND RELEASED.
       Sheriff Keeter arrived from Oakland yesterday evening late and from him we learn that Page made his escape from the mob that had taken him from the custody of the guards. Deputy Sheriff Lawson and a posse are in pursuit of Page.
       Stewart, who was arrested as accessory to the murder, was tried before Esquire Due and was acquitted.

ODDS AND ENDS

There are 725,000 more females than males in England.

There are 30,500 persons in Ohio receiving pensions from the government.

A colored woman gave birth to four children in Marion county, N. C., recently.

Portland, Oregon, has fifteen citizens under thirty years of age who are millionaires.

The National Cotton Exchange places the crop of 1886-7 at 6,575,000, as against 5,707,000 bales last year.

The world now uses 40,000 barrels of coal oil daily, and America has enough on hand to keep up the supply for three years.

The calamity that has overtaken the poor people of Sabine Pass and Johnson's Bayou is distressing in the extreme: In the twinkling of an eye many were burried(sic) into death by the seething waters of the tidal wave, and both towns almost swept off the face of the earth. the first reports of the disaster were not exaggerated. The half was not told. The loss of life is something appalling. Texas has been visited with exceeded severity this year. The Galveston fire, the railroad and steamboat strikes, which greatly affected her business, a destructive tornado, drouth that reduced her citizens in some sections almost to starvation and now this awful visitation by the waters of the sea upon the peaceful villages, form a combination enough to make the stoutest heart dejected. But Texans have risen nobly to each occasion. -- Gazette

LOCAL ECHOINGS

Constable Isom Cantrell has moved to town.

Bud McVey is moving today into the J. N. Griffin residence.

The Yellville cotton buyers have bought 156 bales this season.

Layton & Cowdrey have just received a car load of bagging and ties.

The attendance at the public school at this place is quite large, and the directors want to employ an assistant teacher.

Mr. Thos. Manly and his family, of Green county, Mo., were the guests of Mr. James Wickersham, Sr., several days this week.

Mr. Dan Stockton has sold his place west of town to Mr. Henry Horn, the Yellville and Harrison mail contractor. Mr. Horn has taken possession.

Elder Steliff, an evangelist of the Christian denomination, preached at the Presbyterian church on Wednesday night. He left on yesterday for Mountain Home.

The Echo acknowledges a pleasant call one day this week from Mr. John Cheek, of the Clear Creek neighborhood. He is always a welcome caller at this office.

Surveyor Black dropped in to see us a few minutes Tuesday. He left with us the wherewith to pay for The Echo for his neighbor, Mr. A. M. Carter, Clear Creek postoffice.

J. H. Berry & Son's is headquarters for Ladie's Cloaks, Dolmans, Newmarkets, and Jerseys, and no "monkeying" about prices for they are so low you can't afford to growl.

Mr. J. B. Wilson, the former Sunday-school Superintendent at Yellville, will visit the various Sunday schools in the county and assist in organizing new ones whenever practicable.

Mr. F. W. Carsten on Monday night delivered a lecture on vocal music at the public school house. He will lecture again at the same place on next Monday night, and all are invited to attend.

Charlie Cantrell, who was in town Saturday, says that the crops in Wiley's Cove, Searcy county, are the finest he ever saw. He says the cotton crop of that section is simply immense.

We learn from Dr. Bryan that the residence of Mr. Jake Dudley, near Desoto, was destroyed by fire on Monday night. Mr. Dudley lost all of his household goods. The house was the property of Mr. J. H. Berry, of this place.

Yellville is a much better cotton market than West Plains or other railroad towns. Our merchants pay as high as 8 cents - nearly as much, and sometimes more, than it is worth in St. Louis. Don't haul your cotton 75 or an 100 miles when you can get better prices at home.

Postmaster Noe is now prepared to supply special delivery stamps to all who need them. When this stamp is used, the Postmaster at the office of delivery is required to make immediate delivery anywhere within a mile of his office. So far, "Uncle Jack" has sold but one, and that was to a young man who was writing to his best girl.

Elders Wright and Denton, of the Baptist church, the former of Mountain Home and the latter of Gassville, came over Saturday and held services at the old Presbyterian church on Saturday night and Sunday morning. Elder Wright preached an excellent sermon on Saturday night from the text: "What seek ye?" He is a clear, forcible speaker and commanded respectful attention of this congregation. Elder Denton was not well, and the preaching on Sunday also devolved upon Elder Wright.

Mr. E. L. Berry bid good-bye to his relatives, friends and associates on Monday morning last and started for old Virginia, where he will enter Emory and Henry College, one among the best educational institutes in the Old Dominion. Willie possesses rare natural ability, has a good common school education for a foundation, and we feel safe in predicting that he will win honors in College before he returns to his Arkansas home. The best wishes of The Echo and a host of warm friends go with him, and we are sure the prayers of an affectionate mother will constantly ascend on his behalf.

FIRE BUGS
       Attempt to Burn the Methodist Camp Shed. - They Succeeded in Burning a Stack of Fodder.
       Some unprincipled scamps attempted to burn the shed at the Methodist camp ground, two miles south of Yellville, on last Saturday night, about 10 o'clock, and they would have accomplished their design had it not been for the timely arrival of Messrs. Jno N. Pennington, John Dillahunty, Charlie Cantrell and B. J. Carney. These gentlemen attended church in town on Saturday night, and on returning home, via the camp-ground, they arrived at that point just in the nick of time to save the shed from the devouring flames. They say that just before they reached the camp-ground, a quarter of a mile perhaps, this side, two men passed them on horse back, riding in a run, going in the direction of the camp-ground, and it is supposed they are the parties who set fire to the shed. No cause under heaven can be assigned for the attempt to burn the shed except pure and unadulterated cussedness.
       In the same vicinity on the same night, a stack of fodder and some fencing belonging to Mr. Alex. Davis was also burned. It is supposed to be the work of the same parties who attempted to burn the camp-shed.
       Suspicion points very clearly to two young men who reside here, and who have been conspicuously absent since the burning. Such lawlessness should not go unpunished, and every effort should be made to bring these incendiaries to justice. The law should be no respector of person, and the peace and dignity of the county should be preserved.

FACTS FROM FLIPPIN

Wheat sowing and cotton picking are going bravely forward, and the tooting of the steam whistle denotes that the busy times of the year is here.

A very interesting meeting is going on at this place. Rev. W. C. Jenkins, of Doddsville, is the presiding officer.

On last Sunday W. T. Owens was married to Miss S. E. Barnett, at the residence of the bride's father, in White River township. Rev. Thomas Sutton officiating. May the bride and groom ever steer their matrimonial barque beneath unclouded skies, and when old age and gray hairs come upon them, may they be found sailing under the same banner that was unfurled at the commencement of their voyage.

School No. 26 met down at the post office last Saturday morning, and after "candying" upon ten pounds of candy, presented to them by their teacher, H. H. Poynter, they called on School No. 2, in answer to a challenge to compete in spelling match. We understand there was a large audience out to hear them spell. No. 26 did not only win the blue string, but the entire ribbon fabrics, No. 26 defeating No. 2 in four consecutive rounds. Miss Drusie Perry won the championship by spelling down No. 2's entire school of fifty-five scholars every time she had the chance to spell against them. ... W.B.F., Jr. Oct. 20, 1886 (Wm B Flippin Jr)

A car-load of the iron cages for our new county jail has arrived, and Commissioner Williams informs us that the agent of the firm from which they were purchased will be here next week to set them up. So it will not be long until violators of the law will find that we have accommodations for them in North Arkansas -- Harrison Times.

As Marion has no such institution, worthy the name, the Boone county jail will no doubt receive a liberal patronage from this county. Marion county is more able to build a good jail than it is to guard prisoners or board them at other places, but those in authority do not appear to look at it in that light.

STATE NEWS

Every county in the State has drawn its apportionment of the school fund.

The fall session of the Deaf-Mute Institute has opened with about forty inmates.

M. Stroup, editor of the Ozark Sun, is a candidate for assistant secretary of the Senate.

Excellent pottery is being turned out at the pottery works at Sulphur Rock, Independence county.

There will be a stock show at Harrison on the 28th instant. Liberal premiums are offered for "the best" cattle, horses, mules, hogs, and chickens.

The Southern Express company was recently robbed of $2,000 at Fordyce, Ark., and J. B. Miller, night telegraph operator, is charged with the crime.

Mrs. Thos. Brooks, of Washington county, from the 1st of October, 1885, to the 1st of the present month, supplied her large family with all the milk and butter needed and sold a surplus of 832 pounds of butter, made from the milk of five cows. She sold it at 25 cents a pound, which netted $208.

A colored preacher by the name of Henry Johnson stole a horse from T. J. Watson, of this city, on Thursday of last week, and was captured at Helena on last Thursday. Mr. Watson says the gentleman can now have the pleasure of preaching in the county jail until circuit court meets. -- Newport Herald.

FOURTH QUARTERLY CONFERENCE
At the fourth Quarterly Conference, Yellville and Harrison charge, M. E. Church, South, held at Harrison, October 14th, 1886, the following Church officers were elected for the ensuing year.
Sunday school Supt., at Yellville, J. C. Floyd; Harrison, B. B. Hudgins.
Stewards: Yellville - A. S. Layton, DeRoos Bailey, H. A. Young Harrison - A. J. Vance, W. A. Blaylock, J. O. Nicholson.
District Steward - A. S. Layton
Recording Stewart - DeRoos Bailey
O. H. TUCKER, P.C.

October 29, 1886 Issue (Top)

NOTES AND COMMENTS

President Cleveland sent $100 to the Sabine Pass sufferers.

STATE NEWS

A Lawrence county farmer is reported to have raised twelve bales of cotton from nine acres of land.

During the year ended June 30 last, 823 prisoners were incarcerated in the federal jail at Fort Smith - 382 white, 281 Indians and 159 negroes. Of these 343 were charged with intro-ducing whisky in the Nation, 209 with larceny, 114 assault and 82 murder.

LOCAL ECHOINGS

Judge Flippin was in town on Monday and called to see us.

Capt. L. D. Toney, of Buffalo City, was in town yesterday.

A small band of Gypsies were encamped near town a day or two this week.

Young men, go to Sunday school. Don't mope around the streets all day on Sunday.

Miss Mattie Wilson has been employed as assistant teacher in the public school.

Mr. DeRoos Bailey went up to Harrison on Wednesday. He will return next Sunday.

Don't fail to go to the polls next Tuesday and vote for Hon. S. W. Peel for Congress.

Our genial friend, E. T. Record, of North Fork, came over Tues-day as one of the guards with Mullican, alias Page, the supposed murderer of Hamilton.

Some of the witnesses in the Hamilton murder case have arrived, and the trial will, we suppose, begin today. We defer comment on the case until after the trial.

Mr. G. F. Huddleston moved to town yesterday. He has accepted a situation with J. H. Berry & Son, where he would be glad to have his old friends to call and see him.

The Bachelors' Club will doubtless hold a meeting soon to dis-cuss the present cold snap. "What shall we do about it?" will be a pertinent question for the "bach's" to solve.

Mr. C. E. Cantrell, of Desoto township, left on Tuesday for Little Rock, where he will attend the Medical Department of the A.I.U. We hope he will return home a full fledged M.D.

Mr. John Wolfer, of the Rush Creek mines, was in town Monday and informed us that a smelter would soon be put up at the mines. Mr. Wolfer is an experienced miner, and he is satisfied there is a bonanza in the Rush Creek mines. There is no end to the zinc, and gold and silver have also been discovered down there.

Mr. J. C. Floyd, who was elected Superintendent of the Sunday school at this place at the recent Quarterly Conference of the M. E. Church, South, entered upon the discharge of his duties on last Sunday. Mr. Floyd is an active Sunday school man and we hope the school will prosper under his superintendency.

Messrs. Jas. Wickersham, Sr., Bud and Geo. Wickersham, W. I. Lefevers, and Misses Belle and Ellen Wickersham went down to Buffalo river the first of the week on a fishing expedition. We did not learn what success they had fishing, but George Wickersham killed two deer, one's a "seven point" buck. The party returned home yesterday.

One G. D. Hampton, of Marion county, a sixteen-year-old lad, forged an order on a widow woman, to Cox & Denton last week and endeavored to skip the country, but the fraud was soon found out, and the boy was overhauled in the lower part of the county and brought back. His trial was had before Esq. Hawkins, of Gassville. He was bound over to the next circuit court in a five hundred dollar bond, and failing to give bond he now languisheth in jail. -- Baxter County Citizen.

Mr. Charles Kemmerer, the Jovial cigar man of Harrison, was in town two or three days this week talking cigars to our dealers. Mr. K. has recently become a Benedict, and he was accompanied on this trip by his charming wife. The Echo acknowledges a pleasant call from Mr. K. and lady last evening.

J. Mullican, alias James Page, who was arrested last week, charged with the murder of James Hamilton, and who was taken from the constable by a mob, from whom he made his escape, was recaptured on last Saturday on the Boston Mountains by Mr. Wayne Hensley and a posse. Since his re-capture it has been learned that his name is not Page, but Mullican. The prisoner says his name is Andrew Jackson Mullican, and that Page was an assumed name. He was taken back to Oakland, North Fork township, on last Monday for an examining trial, but on Tuesday it became evident that the prisoner was in danger of mob violence and he was brought to Yellville that evening, since which time he has been in the custody of Deputy Sheriff Lawson. The witnesses have been summoned and the examining trial will be held before Esquire Due, of North Fork township, at this place, today or tomorrow.

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