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MT ECHO NEWSPAPER
ITEMS OF LOCAL INTEREST

Mt. Echo Newspaper
May 1887 Issues
Abstracted & Copyrighted
by Gladys Horn Brown

Dividing Line

May 6, 1887 Issue

CORRESPONDENT'S COLUMN

FLIPPIN FACTS.

Dr. Waters is winning laurels in the management of the Sunday school here. He has taught some time -- enough to brag on him.

We feel proud of everything that pertains to the welfare of our community.

T. H. Poynter, Esq., gave old Science the grand shake the other day and invented a cotton planter that caps the climax. It is a periable "duplex," double-action and stem-winder, with lightning rod and dinner horn attachments, and has as many holes in the drum as a Gatlin gun.

While on his way from the Hurst church house last Sunday, Mr. Thos. Owens died with heart disease. Uncle Tom was an upright and noble man, a kind neighbor and an affectionate father. He bore his sufferings, which were great, without a murmur. His death has caused an aching void in a large circle of friends and acquaintances as well as in the home circle. His many good qualities and gentle manners have built for him a monument in the hearts of those who know him best which time will not change nor circumstances deface until the dark waves of oblivion shall cover them too with its billows. Peace to his ashes.

The election passed off quietly here, giving DeRoos Bailey a handsome majority of the votes cast, notwithstanding the fact that the township had been "lettered" by an editor of our county in behalf of Murphy. Its strange, passing strange indeed, for the said editor to say that he has been in the democratic harness here many years and has chronicled the struggles, the hopes, the failures, and successess of that party, and now champions Sam Murphy. Something wrong -- "smell his breath." I do not say this to hurt any one's feelings, but with all due deference to the editor to whom reference is made; nor am I led to say these things for the applause of the Democrats, but as a matter of justice to the party, and I will say it if it splits the world wide open. ... W.B.F., Jr. (Wm B Flippin Jr)

LOCAL ECHOINGS

Mrs. J. F. Wilson, of Harrison, is visiting her sister, Mrs. W. C. Wilson, of this place.

Mr. Alverson, the Harrison livery man, was a witness in the Carson-Daily case Wednesday.

Dr. J. D. Waters, of White River called on day last week and had his name enrolled on our constantly increasing subscription list.

Our legal friend, Mr. J. W. Harris, judging from his speech in the J. P. court Wednesday, is in favor of a "high protective tariff." That is undemocratic, friend Harris.

Mr. and Mrs. Columbus Poynter are at Eureka Springs. Mrs. Poynter has been in bad health for a long time, and her visit to the Springs is with the hope of recuperating.

Next Sunday week, May 15th, being the day designated by the General Conference of the M. E. Church , South, as "Children's Day," it will be appropriately observed by the Sunday school here.

Mr. J. B. Sandefur, the advertising agent and traveling salesman for the Satanta Co. of Little Rock, was in town last Friday in the interest of the celebrated medicines manufactured by that company. The advertisement of the medicines will appear next week.

Charles Melton, "the second-best reader of St. Louis," so styled on his bills, read at the court house on last Monday night to a small audience. The audience was also treated (?) to a lecture on "Mob Law," which was not on the bills. The distinguised(sic)(?) reader is an advocate of that species of lawlessness called "mob law."

Wednesday evening a young lad, son of Mr. Wilkerson, who lives near town, attempted to cross the town branch near Geo. Wickersham's shop. The branch was high and the current swift. The horse the boy was riding fell when about the middle of the stream, and the current swept the boy down the branch a short distance, when he was rescued by George Wickersham. The boy was nearly drowned, and could never have escaped without the very timely aid which was at hand. The horse was saved, but the saddle and a sack of meat was lost.

A NAUGHTY PAIR.
       Last week The Echo reported the arrest of one O. B. Daily and a Mrs. Carson, and promised to give the particulars this week, and here they are:
       To begin at the beginning, Chas. Carson and Rebecca Epperson were married some eleven or twelve years ago, and from Carson himself it is learned that they lived happily together up to a short time ago when the tempter came and wrecked forever a happy home and made sad the heart of a loving and too confiding husband, as will be revealed by the story.
       Mr. Carson is a blacksmith, and his wife is a daughter of Dr. Epperson, deceased, well known to many in this county. They have one child, a boy aged about two and a half years. For several years past they have resided at Aurora, Mo., where Mr. C. worked at his trade. For near a year O. B. Daily, a carpenter, boarded with them. During that time Mr. C. noticed nothing wrong or imporper in the conduct of his boarder or his wife. He was so contented and had such confidence in her, that in his eyes she was "like Ceasar's wife, above suspicion." Daily concluded to leave Aurora, and soon after his departure Mrs. Carson expressed a desire to visit her step-mother," Mrs. Epperson, of this county. The kind husband consented to her making the visit, and sold a cow and raked and scraped together enough money to defray the expenses of the trip. Mrs. Carson came on to this county, but it appears that she entirely forgot her "hubby," who was faithfully toiling at the anvil, and not a line was sent to cheer him in his loneliness. He naturally grew impatient and anxious to hear from his wife and baby boy, but no letter came. He addressed a letter to Mrs. Epperson, making enquiries about his wife. Her answer aroused his suspicions, and he at once started for this county to investigate the matter. Before he reached Yellville, the truth dawned upon him. His wife and former boarder had met at Seligman, Mo., and had traveled together as man and wife. The hotel registers told the tale, and he had no trouble in tracing them to his wife's "step-mother," the notorious Mrs. Epperson, who lives five or six miles east of Yellville. On his arrival here, Mr. Carson learned that his wife and Daily had been stopping at Mrs. Epperson''s for several weeks, although Mrs. E. had written him that his wife had gone to Indiana instead of coming here. Her letter was intended to throw Carson off the track, but it worked the contrary.
       The wronged husband showed very plainly that he suffered intense mental agony, but he was quiet and discreet. While he admitted that he loved his wife, he said that his child alone was the only incentive causing him to follow the guilty pair, who had wronged him and sought to rob him of his only child. He gained the sympathy of all who heard his sad story.
       As stated last week, Daily and his paramour were arrested and brought to town Thursday evening. Mr. Carson took posessoin of his child at once, and left for Missouri last Monday, leaving the guilty pair in the custody of the officers. They were charged with illegal cohabitation, and the case was a strong one, but important witnesses at Harrison were wanted, and the trial was postponed until Wednesday, when a hearing was had before Esquire Noe. Messrs. B. F. Fee and J. W. Harris represented the State, and Mr. J. C. Floyd appeared for the defendants.
       After hearing the evidence and able arguments of the attorneys, the justice found them guilty as charged, and fined them $50 each and the costs. Not having the ready cash with which to liquidate their fines, the loving couple who loved too well but not wisely have been given separate apartments in "Old Stony."
       O. B. Daily, the gay and festive masher, is between 30 and 35 years of age, about 5 feet 8 or 9 inches in height, and will weigh about 165 pounds, has sandy hair, blue eyes, and florid complexion. His dress is genteel and he has rather a respectable appearance. He has a bright little girl, aged about 8 years. She is his daughter, so he claims, by a wife who deserted him about a year ago. The little girl has been with him all the while, and all the sympathy expressed for Daily is on account of her.
       Rebecca Carson, the "mashee," is about 27 years old, dark hair, fair complexion, has a perfect form, and is rather good looking. She is an ornament to our county jail.

Our Flippin correspondent thinks it "strange, passing strange," that a man who pretends to be a Democrat would write letters in favor of Sam Murphy for prosecuting attorney. As the alleged "editor" our correspondent refers to is ony a "pretender," and is really of the same stripe as Samuel, there is nothing strange about it.

A WIFE SKIPS WITH A HORSE THEIF
       On last Sunday evening while a crowd was talking about the wife stealing sensation of last week, two men were noticed walking up Main street from the direction of Buffalo City. They were armed with guns, and of course attracted the attention and excited the curiosity of every loafer on the street. When they came up to the crowd it ws learned from them that they were in pursuit of one Bill Hillman, who was charged with stealing a horse belonging to Joe Brewer and eloping with the wife of Mat Hillman.
       From Mr. M. L. Axley, of Buffalow township, this county, who came to town with the pursuing party, we learned the following particulars: Mat and Bill Hillman, brothers, and Joe Brewer all live in Stone county, this State. About three weeks ago Brewer's horse was missing, and although Bill Hillman was still in the neighborhood, he was thought to know something about the animal's disappearance. He asaid if they would give him half a dollar and half an hour he would find the horse. He was given the monty, and it is supposed he found the horse, but the half hour was lenngthened into days and weeks and Bill is still at large. Mat Hillman's wife disappeared about the same time, and it is supposed she went with Bill to hunt Brewer's horse. She is Brewer's sister, and naturally takes a great interest in the "hoss," as well as in her husband's brother.
       MORAL: Keep your stable door locked and keep a "skinned" eye on your wife.

       COMMISSIONER'S SALE
       By virtue of a decree of the Marion Circuit Court, at its August term, 1886, I will on the 21st day of May, 1887, offer for sale, at the court house door, in said county of Marion, the following described lands, to-wit: Southwest quarter of northeast quarter and northwest quarter of southeast quarter of section 3, township 19 north, range 18 west, in Marion county, 80 acres. Also, on the 20th day of May, 1887, I will offer for sale, at the Hatfield saw mill, near said land, a certain steam saw mill and appurtenances thereto belonging. Sale to be on a credit of six months, pruchaser to give note with approved security, note to bear interest at ten per cent from date.
       Said decree in favor of F. S. Baker, as surviving partner of Fick & Baker, and Martha T. Fick, F. S. Baker and G. J. Crump, as executors of the last will of H. W. Fick, deceased, and against W. H. Hatfield.
       Given under my hand this 13th day of April, 1887. J. J. Keeter, Sheriff and Commissioner.

May 13, 1887 Issue (Top)

BRIEF MENTION

Mr. N. B. Crump, of Harrison, has been appointed Inspector of Fraudulent Entries for the General Land Office in New Mexico, vice J. N. Smithee, resigned.

The women of the South are generally better students, and pass more creditable examinations than Northern women, so says Civil Service Commissioner Oberly.

West Plains, Mo., was visited by another destructive fire on the 30th ult. The editor of the Quill, we are sorry to learn, sustained painful injuries by falling timbers.

A Dispatch dated at Springfield, Mo., May 2nd, says the extension of the Chadwick branch railroad has been located to White river, and engineers are still in the field.

Deputy U. S. Marshall Maples, of Bentonville, was shot and killed at Muskogee, Indian Territory, one day last week while trying to arrest Bill Pigeon, a noted desparado.

The saloons as well as all other places of business in Little Rock are now closed on Sunday. We are glad to note that the capital(sic) city of our great State is showing signs of civilization.

The mayor of Iturbide, Mexico, has issued a proclamation commanding all men in that city to wear pantaloons during the summer. It must not be supposed by this that the men were accustomed to wearing pantalettes.

Horse and wife stealing seem to be on the rampage down in Marion county. -- Carroll Progress.

No; the horse and wife stealers belong to other sections of the country, and when they come this way we endeavor to teach them better by liberally punishing them.

ELECTION RETURNS
       Our game rooster was not premature when it crowed for DeRoos Bailey last week, as the returns show that he was elected prosecuting attorney of the Fourteenth circuit by 732 majority.

OLD CONFEDERATE SOLDIERS
       Should not fail to read the series of war papers now being published in "Dixie Land," the Great Southwestern Home Journal. Under the heading of "Service to the Confederacy," Dixie Land publishes from three to six columns of personal reminesences of the war from the pens of soldiers who served in the Confederate army. Stories of their trials, hardships, marches, battles, captures and escapes, as told by themselves. All old Confederate soldiers are requested to contribute to this departmetn. "Dixie Land" is the only paper in the South that makes a specialty of this kind of reading. "Dixie Land" is a large eight-page, forty-eight column illustrated paper for the home circle; it publishes four serial stories besides its various departments of interest to every memeber of the family. Valuable premiums given to subscribers and agents - watches, organs, silverware, books, etc. "Dixie Land" will be sent on trial three months to new subscribers for only 25 cents, with a free premium ticket to each subscriber. Five subscriptions and five premium tickets for only $1. Send today. Address Dixie Pub. Co., Dallas, Texas. 11-13t.

LOCAL ECHOINGS

Mrs. J. N. Griffin, of Oakland, is visiting relatives and friends in town.

Boy's fancy wool hat and nice watch and chain for only 75 cents can be found at Berry's.

Messrs. T. S. Adcock, J. T. McCaistion and F. Wolf are among the new subscribers to The Echo.

DeRoos Bailey, our prosecuting attorney-elect, left here on last Tuesday for Harrison and Eureka Springs.

Rev. Mr. Bradford, of Mountain Home, was in town this week and preached at the Methodist church on Tuesday night.

Mr. W. J. Taff showed his appreciation of The Echo last week by renewing his subscription and subscribing for a friend.

Mr. J. M. Dodd, one of Marion county's substantial citizens, has sold out there and become a citizen of Boone. -- Boone Banner.

Sheriff Keeter and Deputy Lawson started for Little Rock Wednesday. They go to make settlement with the State treasurer and Auditor.

The several Sunday schools of Harrison will have a grand picnic on Saturday, the 21st. Why not have one in Yellville some time this month?

County court adjourned Monday. Apportionment of the school fund and treasurer and coollector's settlement were the most important matters before the court.

Judge Horn brought us in a nice specimen of mineral from George's creek on Monday. We are unable to say what it is, but it has the appearance of both iron and manganese.

Mrs. Rebecca Carson, who was last week incarcerated in the county jail, paid her fine last Saturday eveneing and was released and has gone on her way rejoicing. Her husband, we learn, sent her the money to pay her fine.

For several days Crooked creek could not be forded at this point, causing a great deal of annoyance and delay to travelers and citizens who live on the opposite side from town. By all means there should be a good bridge over that stream at this place.

Mr. A. D. Thompson says he cannot well do without The Echo, and on last Friday renewed his subscription. Mr. W. L. Cannon was of the same opinion, and likewise renewed forhimself and a friend.

We have received through the kindness of our friend Wallie Berry a programme of the fiftieth anniversary and commencement exercises of Emory and Henry College, to begin June 5th. Wallie is well pleased with the school and will remain another term, and will spend his vacation in Virginia.

CHILDREN'S DAY.
The Programme.
       The following programme has been arranged by the M. E. Sunday School of this place for next Sunday, May 15th, 1887, which is set apart by that denomination to be observed as "Children's Day":
MORNING.
1. Song - "I want to be a worker for the Lord."
2. Responsive Readings.
3. Song - "The Mustard Seed."
4. Prayer.
5. Song - "We are Going to the Fountain."
6. Responsive Readings.
7. Song - "Ninety and Nine."
8. Recitation - Daisy Cowdrey.
9. Scripture Lesson - 3rd Chapter of Proverbs - by Mrs. Berry's class.
10. Song - Miss Annie Cowdrey and others of H. A. Young's class.
11. Select Reading - Miss Fannie Covington.
12. Recitation - Marion Seawel.
13. Song - ""See Israel's Gentle Shepherd."
14. Collection.
15. Closing Address.
16. Closing Song - "Refuge."
AFTERNOON EXERCISES.
1. Children's Prayer Meeting. (3 o'clock)
EXERCISES AT NIGHT.
1. Organ - Voluntary - By. Miss Una Jobe.
2. Song - "Oh, When Shall I See Jesus."
3. Prayer.
4. Song - "Hear Him Calling."
5. Essays - Misses Edna Layton and Mary Berry.
6. Song - "Who at my Door is Standing."
7. Address by Dr. W. T. Bryan.
8. Song - "Bringing in the Sheaves."
9. Address by Rev. O. H. Tucker, pastor.
10. Closing Song - "Am I a Soldier of the Cross."

RAILROADISH.
       Layton & Cowdrey have just received a car-load of Furniture and Doors and Sash. In buying these goods in car-load lots, they buy much cheaper than those who buy in small quantities, and in shipping by the car-load save a good profit in freight, which enables them to sell at railroad prices. If you want Doors, Sash, Bedsteads, Bureaus, Safes, Mattresses, Bed Springs, Chairs, Rockers, or a cradle or crib to rock the baby in, they can and will make it to your interest to buy of them.

CORRESPONDENT'S COLUMN.

[Correspondents wanted at every post office in the county. Stationery furnished on application.]

Don't "Monkey" with Giant Powder.
       Buffalo Township, May 3. On Wednesday April 27th, a party of men (their names I don't know, except one Mr. Finis Roberson,) were on the bank of the river trying to kill fish with giant powder. While in the act of using the dangerous stuff, and not knowing how to use it, Mr. Roberson held it in his hand till it exploded and tore his right hand off to his thumb. He was attended by Dr. Adams, who had him hauled home to Stone county, the loss of blood preventing his walking. I think this ought to be a lesson to those who know nothing about using the dangerous stuff. ... M. L. Axley.

COWAN BARRENS

Editor Echo: The election is over and DeRoos Baily was the lucky man. The side of right will prevail occasionally. We say the side of right because we believe Bailey to be the right man in the right place.

Everybody and his daddy are busy here planting cotton and plowing corn. If you wish to see one of our farmers you must go to his field, where you will find him busily engaged in one of the most laudable pursuits known to man.

The people of Cowan Barrens are industrious and friendly, and I deem it an honor to live among them. I came to this part of Marion county January last, and would not exchange places with anybody. We have the best of society; one of the best Sunday schools that I ever attended is in progress at Pleasant Ridge, and another one at Pleasant school house that promises to be a good school.

Preaching in the neighborhood almost every Sunday. Religious service at Pleasant Ridge fifth Sunday; especially in the interest of the present writer and family. The Echo man with all other friends are invited. (Funeral occasion.) ... Jim Pills.

May 20, 1887 Issue (Top)

BRIEF MENTION

Dr. J. B. McFerrin, one of the oldest and most noted divines of the M. E. Church, South, died at his home at Nashville, Tenn. on the 10th inst. He had been in active service in the church 62 years.

It is stated that the United States treasury vaults at Washington contain forty-eight tons of gold and two thousand tons of silver. We think Uncle Sam has laid up enough for a rainy day, and that the tax payers (the consumers of high tariff necessities) should have a chance to lay up something.

The last legislature having passed an act regulating the practice of dentistry, and providing for the punishment of all violations of its provisions, the governor has appointed the following named gentlemen a "Board of Dental Surgeons," in conformity thereto: Drs. L. Augspath and M. C. Marshall, of Little Rock; Dr. H. H. Howard, of Hot Springs, Dr. N. H. Hayes, of Helena, and Dr. L. G. Robbins, of Eureka Springs.

LOCAL ECHOINGS

Sheriff Keeter and Deputy Lawson returned from Little Rock last Monday evening.

Our friend J. F. Davis, of Clear Creek, has the thanks of The Echo for recent valuable favors.

Mrs. W. C. McBee, of White River, was shopping and visiting friends in town last Saturday.

Quite a number of farmers took advantage of the wet spell and came to town Monday and Tuesday.

Mr. J. A. Callahan was in town Monday and called to see us. He reports some sickness in his neighborhood.

Our printer friend, Alex Mingle, manipulated the movable alphabets in The Echo a couple of days this week.

Mr. Joe Snipes called to see us this week and showed his appreciation of The Echo by renewing his subscription.

Rev. J. E. Dunaway, of Bellefonte, will preach at the M. E. Church, South, on next Tuesday night. Go out and hear him.

The exercises at the M. E. Church, South, on last Sunday morning and night were quite interesting and very appropriate for the occasion - "Children's Day.""

County Clerk Dodd returned on Wednesday from a trip to Harrison and Eureka Springs. During Mr. Dodd's absence Mr. James Wilson held the clerk's office level.

O. B. Daily has been released from jail and allowed to work out his fine. He is a good carpenter and has been employed by Dr. Wilson to work on his hotel.

On tomorrow the various school districts will hold their elections. This is the most important of all elections, and should receive more attention than is usually paid it.

Rev. O. H. Tucker will not fill his regular appointment at this place next Sunday, owing to an appointment elsewhere. He will preach here on the fifth Sunday.

Mr. F. Wolf, the gauger and storekeeper at Carson & Co.'s distillery, is a clever, affable gentleman, and keeps an argus eye on Uncle Sam's business out at "Sodom," (so called by some).

We learn from Prof. Wickersham that the public school will close June 24th, and that an exhibition will be given at that time. Extensive preparations are being made, and this far in advance we predict that the exhibition will be a grand success.

Rev. O. H. Tucker and family and Mrs. J. H. Berry will go over to Mountain Home tomorrow. Mr. Tucker goes to assist Rev. Bradford in a protracted meeting. They will return home on Monday.

Several towns are already making preparations to celebrate the "glorious" Fourth of July. Why can't we have something of the kind here at Yellville? Let's commence in time and have a grand celebration.

Miss Addie Vandine, of Bolivar, Mo., is visiting Mrs. Racer and Mr. James Vandine, her sister and brother. Her father, Mr. I. C. Vandine, who came over with her, started on his return home on last Tuesday.

Mr. John H. Thompson, Sr., J. W. Harris, Esq., and Dr. J. S. Lindley went over to St. Joe, Searcy county, on last Saturday to attend the meeting of Relief Chapter No. 52, Royal Arch Masons. The Chapter degree was conferred on Dr. Lindley.

We learn from Mr. G. W. Stone, of James' Creek township, that on last Sunday Jeannette, the fourteen year old daughter of Mr. Allen Page, who lives near Pace's ferry, was bitten by a rabid dog. The young lady has shown no signs of hydrophobia up to this time.

Elder Denton preached at the Presbyterian church last Sunday. Elder Wright was unable to fill the appointment, having been called to the bedside of his mother, who was seriously ill at her home in Kentucky. On the third Sunday of each month either Elder Wright or Elder Denton will preach here.

Messrs. J. S. Cowdrey and Dutch Covington went up to Bawcom's mil last Friday and caught about thirty five nice fish with hook and line. On Saturday evening several others from town went up to the same place and tried their luck, but the fishermen of the day before had cleared the pond of the finny tribe.

On Monday the editor received a handsome cane fishing rod, a present from that jovial, whole-souled gentleman, W. B. Flippin, Jr., our excellent White River correspondent. The cane is about sixteen feet in length, beautifully proportioned, and well seasoned. It is just such a rod as would be appreciated by any disciple of Isaac Walton, and with much delight will we hie away to the banks of Crooked to angle for the unsuspecting little fishes. Very many thanks, friend B., for the handsome present.

Mrs. Arkie Seawel, wife of Mr. W. Q. Seawel, died this morning between 8 and 9 o'clock. She had been suffering for two or three months with bronchial troubles, but her condition was not considered so dangerous until a few days ago, when she began to grow rapidly worse. For the past week she has been surrounded by loving friends and relatives, and all that tender nursing and skillful physicians could do, was done, but all in vain. To the bereaved husband and stricken family our sympathies and that of many friends and acquaintenances go out in their fullness in this sad hour of bereavement. An obituary will be published next week.

Mr. G. W. Stone, of James' Creek township, who was in town Monday, informed us that his house came near being destroyed by fire on last Saturday evening. His daughter had built a fire in the cook stove and was ironing clothes, when the roof of the house caught fire from the stove pipe and was in full blaze when discovered. A five-gallon keg of slop, which had been saved for the pigs, was near at hand and was effectually used as a fire extinguisher, which saved the building. There is a moral to this item: Always save the slop for the pigs, and in case of fire, and in the absence of water, it will serve a good purpose, besides, the pigs will fatten on it. Save the slop.

CORRESPONDENTS' COLUMN

DESOTO SPRINGS, May 12.

Our town is improving.

New miners are coming in.

The citizens are improving their houses.

Invalids are coming to our healing springs.

James McCabe has sold his entire interest in the mines.

Some prospect of the mining business commencing in earnest.

Mr. Blake left Tuesday with two boat loads of zinc ore -- twenty tons.

My rooster commenced crowing for Bailey on receiving the news of the election, and he is still crowing.

The mill hands are all down on Buffalo this week resetting fences which the river washed out. It was a 30 feet rise.

Trade is looking up. Ginseng and "wheelers" are coming in more plentifully. When I say "wheelers," I mean silver dollars.

My clerk's right arm is paralyzed and I am afraid the "water of life" here will not restore it, but it will cure sore eyes, and is good for the kidneys and one kind of rheumatism.

Mr. Editor, come down and we will let you have a drink out of the basin that contains the "water of life." We quarried the stone today for the basin. ... C.S.

COWAN BARRENS.

Everything is lovely in this part.

No deaths to report in our bounds.

Our farmers are wielding the hand of industry in a manner truly characteristic of that class in this locality.

The excessive rainfall has gotten the boys in the weeds and grass somewhat, but they are determined and will work out. Success to them.

Health is good among us. But for a number of chronic cases needing treatment from time to time, this pill dispenser would be idle the most of his time.

This writer made a flying trip to the residence of Mr. Asberry Bundy's on Monday evening, where, we are proud to say, another father and mother were made happy on account of the arrival of a fine girl. All doing well.

Crop prospects are good at this writing. Vegetables are fine. Wheat, we think would have been the better without so much rain, but we look for a fair crop. Oats look promising. Cotton is up and the cut worms are at work, and so are those "worms that never die." We hope the latter will succeed.

School meeting Saturday. Don't know what our chances will be for promotion at that time. We wait with patience to see. May 19, 1887. ... Jim Pills.

DODD BURGLARS.
       Last Saturday night when Mr. G. W. McDowell closed his store doors he neglected to fasten the window shutters, and during the night the wind blew them open. Next morning some of the boys noticed the shutters were open and concluded they would play a practical joke on Mr. Mc. They entered the store through one of the windows, and tumbled up and disarranged the goods, left some old clothing in the house and made muddy tracks on the porch, etc. When Mr. Mc. came up town and saw the condition of things he was thoroughly convinced that his store had been burglarized, and estimated his loss at about $30, although he didn't miss anything. Later in the day, he was told that it was all a prank perpetrated by A. S. Layton, Dutch Covington and Cam Berry, and Mr. Mc. has quit explaining how the "burglars" got in, etc.

May 27, 1887 Issue [film very faded] (Top)

BRIEF MENTION

On the 11th of August there will be a grand reunion of the survivors of the battle of Oak Hill.

COWAN BARRENS

Mrs. Henry Doshier, Jr., who has been very sick, we are proud do say is convalescent.

LOCAL ECHOINGS

Mr. W. P. Cantrell called to see us this week.

Mr. and Mrs. A. S. Layton visited Oakland this week.

Preaching at the M. E. Church, South, next Sunday night.

Ladies' "Cape May" Sun Shades from 25 cents to 50 cents at Berrys.

Gassville has a Reading Club. A good thing for any town or village.

From all parts of the county we hear good reports of the crop prospects.

Jovial "Jinks" Griffin, of Oakland, was in town a few days last week.

The oats crop is said to be greatly injured by the recent rains and chinch bugs.

Mr. L. Davenport and his little son, Walter, made us a pleasant call last Saturday.

Prosecuting Attorney Bailey arrived in town yesterday and will remain a day or two.

Boy's fancy wool hat and nice watch and chain for only 75 cents can be found at Berry's.

Mr. Jas. Dodson, of Marshall, was in town mixing with his old friends several days the past week.

K. F. Cantrell and Cam Berry started the first of the week to Little Rock with a drove of cattle.

New lot of "Common Sense" Shoes, especially for the old and young ladies, just arrived at Henry Young's.

American, S. B. Kirby, New Wilson and Singer sewing machine needles at Henry Young's. Fifty cents per dozen.

Mr. Sterling Weast contributed a dollar to The Echo fund on last Friday and will read his county paper for the next year.

Out of several surveys through this county we are bound to get at least one railroad. Be patient, and in the meantime work.

Our correspondent, "Jim Pills," has been promoted to the office of school director. "Uncle Mike" says "Pills" didn't vote fair.

Mr. W. Q. Seawel has moved his stock of goods to his new building north of the court house, where he is nicely and comfortably situated.

J. H. Berry & Son have just received the largest and best selected stock of men's, boys' and ladies' and misses' hats ever brought to this town.

Messrs. T. M. Brown, A. F. Keeter and J. A. Callahan, all good farmers of our county and subscribers to The Mountain Echo, called on us last Monday.

The Echo is in receipt of a pamphlet entitled, "North Arkansas and Harrison," with compliments of the Harrison Investment Banking Co. Its an interesting romance.

J. H. Berry & Son are having the sidewalk in front of their store extended. It will be a good and substantial walk when finished. Dr. Wilson is also having the walk extended to his drug store.

Rev. J. M. Cantrell and family of Wileys Cove, Searcy county, are visiting their many friends and relatives in this county. The Echo acknowledges a pleasant call last Tuesday from Mr. Cantrell and Mr. Tucker.

Col. J. Frank Wilson, of Harrison, has gone on a prospecting trip to Prescott, Arizona, where he has been offered a lucrative law practice. His family will spend the summer in Illinois, visiting relatives.

The thanks of The Echo are due, and hereby tendered, Mr. Wm. Racer, the artistic photographer, for an elegant photograph of Mrs. O. H. Tucker and her music class, taken in a group. Mrs. Tucker is the central figure, surrounded by her class of young ladies and little girls, forming a charming picture the loveliness and beauty of which this scribe would not attempt to describe. Thanks, Mr. Racer.

The turn out at the school election in this district was slim. Mr. A. S. Layton was re-elected school director, a 3-/12 mills tax (1 mill for building purposes and 2-1/2 mills for teachers) was voted, and a nine months' term decided upon.

Rev. J. E. Dunaway, of Bellefonte, as per announcement last week, preached at the M. E. church Tuesday night. Rev. J. M. Cantrell at the conclusion of the sermon made an excellent exhortation. A good congregation was in attendance.

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