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ITEMS OF LOCAL INTEREST
October 1887 Issues
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by Gladys Horn Brown
October 7, 1887 Issue
A Kansas man says of the Woman Suffrage experiment tried there, that the doubtful and objectionable class of women vote every time, while hardly a tenth of the better class vote at all.
It is both asserted and denied that Mrs. Cleveland snubbed Gov. Foraker, of Ohio, but if she failed to do so she missed the opportunity of her life to snub the smallest specimen of his race in this country.
The New Orleans Times Democrat says: "A colored blacksmith, who works everyday at his forge and who is 100 years old, is a resident of Ozan, Ark. His name is Perkins. He was sold on the block in New Orleans and taken to Arkansas in 1840."
MURDER IN STONE COUNTY
Bro. Newman, of the Harrison Times, rejoices over the arrival of a bouncing baby boy at his house. The editor is said to be doing as well as could be expected under such circumstances.
EXECUTED FIFTY-TWO MEN
Mr. J. H. Berry is putting up an ice house.
Misses. Kate and "Dick" Coye, late of Texas, have gone over to Mtn. Home to visit friends.
Miss Lillie McDowell went up to Harrison last Saturday and will remain until after the grand Fair.
Mr. Z. M. Horton, the handsome attorney of Mtn. Home, was attending county court this week.
Mr. B. F. Thompson, one of Marion's best young men, has been granted a certificate to teach school by the County Examiner.
The first quarter of Prof. Jones' school having expired last Friday, he gave vacation this week. School will commence again next Monday morning.
Mr. J. J. Morrow, of this county, has gone to Little Rock to attend the medical school. He is one of Marion county's promising young men and we wish him much success.
Mrs. Fannie Young and baby started on Monday morning to Memphis, Tenn., where she will join her husband, who is engaged in the sewing machine business in that city.
Constable L. S. Glenn, of Prairie township, was in town Monday. He said his business was to turn over some fines to the county treasurer for some of the "boys" in his township.
Newt. Matthews, of James Creek, was in town Monday. He had been appointed deputy assessor to take up the delinquents of his township and came in to turn over the list he had taken up.
A Carroll county couple have entered for the matrimonial premium offered by the Harrison Fair Association. They are to be married on the grounds Friday. The premium is a cook stove, set of table ware and five dollars in gold, and a few other household articles. For some reason, a "crib" was left out of the list.
Prof. Jones has gone to housekeeping and is occupying the Charlie Noe house. He moved in this week.
Mr. J. J. Covington, of Baxter county, spent several days in town last week with his sons, John "Dutch" and Charlie. He was trying to sell an animal with long ears, but the county was already well supplied.
The Rebecca Watkins' case will not be disposed of until The Echo goes to press, Wednesday evening. It is understood she will be released from jail, and will be immediately arrested on a charge of being accessory to the murder of George Watkins.
The Echo is put to press one day ahead of time this week so that the editor can attend the Harrison Fair. An editor must have a little recreation as well as other animals, and considering the fact that we have hardly taken a holiday since we started The Echo, we think our patrons will not complain.
George P. Lawson on Monday filed his resignation with the county court as deputy sheriff. George has made a faithful and fearless officer, and resigns on account of ill health, brought about by the arduous work and exposure incident of the office. We have not learned who will be made his successor.
The following named Yellvillites are attending the fair at Harrison: Mr. A. S. Layton and children, Mrs. John S. Cowdrey and children, Miss Mary Berry, Dr. Lindley, Messrs: J. C. Floyd, Cam Berry, Charlie Wilson, John Covington and Will Weast. Marion will be well represented from other sections of the county.
CONSUMED BY FIRE
October 14, 1887 Issue (Top)
The Arkansas School for the Blind opened on the 15th inst., with thirty-three scholars in attendance.
We learn from Dr. Coker that his mother, who has been quite sick, is slowly mending.
Mr. B. F. Thompson, brother to our young townsman, J. I. Thompson, is quite sick at his father's residence near town.
The Rebecca Watkins' case, which again came up before Judge Horn on Wednesday of last week, was continued to the 15th.
On last Thursday we passed Davis and Milum's store and found Frank Davis as happy as a lark. Dr. Pierce, who was present, explained that Mr. Davis was rejoicing over the arrival of a bran new baby.
Ben Weast, the butcher, killed a pig the other day that weighed over 300 pounds. He was raised by Mr. Robt. Hurst, one of our most enterprising farmers.
Dr. J. B. Sims has just finished another model of the car-coupler, which he will patent. It is a very ingenious contrivance and looks like it would work like a charm. It is a self-coupler, but it is uncoupled by a cord or chain from the top of the car at either side.
A very fatal disease -- a kind of fever -- has been raging in the country, a few miles just south of town, for the last few weeks. Two brothers, George and Alvin Smith, and Mrs. Andy Callahan have died of the disease, and others are now prostrated with the dread fever. It baffles the skill of the doctors.
There were ten babies entered for the premium at the baby show at the Harrison and North Arkansas Fair. The first prize was captured by Elsie Josephine Gladden, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Gladden, of Boone county. The second prize was awarded the baby boy of Bro. G. L. Hailey, of the Carroll Progress.
Mr. Joe Burlison, who lives about one mile west of George's Creek post office, was in town Monday, and in conversation with The Echo man gave his views on the county seat removal question. He was not in favor of the removal, notwithstanding the fact that George's Creek is within one mile of his residence, while Yellville is six miles distant. He says he believes in doing as you would be done by, and that it is better for him to live six miles from the county seat than for a large number of others to have to be forced to travel twenty or thirty miles to get to their county seat. Mr. Burlison is one of our best citizens, and owns two good farms near George's Creek. There are numbers of others in the same locality of the same opinion as Mr. Burlison, and they are substantial citizens, too, -- men who own property.
A special dispatch from Little Rock to the Louisville Courier-Journal mixes up the Hudspeth-Watkins case in a fine shape. It speaks of "George Hudspeth charged with the murder of John Watkins" and says, Mrs. Watkins is very prepossessing; a brunette, with a fine figure, endowed with more than ordinary intelligence. She is also courageous to an extraordinary degree." Of Hudspeth, or Hedgepeth, as the correspondent has it, is said: "he is a man of some intelligence. His manner, though rough, is not without attraction." If the correspondent knew anything about the parties referred to he deserves to be pounded with a stuffed club, if not, he should have posted himself, or not have burdened the wires with such a story. The crime was committed nearly a year ago and the facts, as far as are known, were long since made public.
NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION
October 21, 1887 Issue (Top)
Middleton, who was convicted of the murder of a man named Snapp, in Taney County, Missouri, was sentenced to forty years in the penitentiary but Judge Hubbard has since reduced the punishment to fifteen years.
Frank James, the noted Missourian, was reported dying last week at Dallas, Texas. The Brotherhood of Free and Accepted Train Robbers who now have their headquarters in Texas, should erect a monument, dedicated to the empty pocket books and old watches, to the memory of the founder of the great and growing order of train wreckers and robbers.
Miss Dora Rea, of Onset, visited friends in town this week.
Miss Oza Allen, of Harrison, is visiting Miss Lillie McDowell.
A mad calf, belonging to Mr. Jas. H. Berry, was killed on last Monday morning.
Misses Virgie and Mary Berry and Lillie McDowell returned from Harrison last Friday.
Mr. A. B. Davis, of Clear Creek, invites all owing him to come forward and make settlement on or before November 1st.
Kenneth Hudson has just received a brand new sewing machine wagon and is now ready for business. He is agent for the celebrated "Union" machine.
R. T. Croy, who lives a few miles west of town, brought in the mammoth sweet potato last week. It measured 20-1/2 inches in circumference and weighed six pounds.
Dr. J. S. Lindley has decided to attend medical lectures this winter and invites all owing him to come forward and make settlement. Read his notice elsewhere in these columns.
Prof. Jones, having gone to housekeeping, Mrs. Jones has left the school room to attend to her household duties, and Miss Barbara Thompson has been employed as assistant teacher in the public school. She will have charge of the primary department.
A card from Rev. O. H. Tucker to the editor announces the safe arrival of himself and family at Monticello, Mo., their old home. They are all well and having a pleasant time.
Judge W. B. Flippin, of White River, was in town yesterday. He recently returned from a tour through several of the eastern counties and says the crops are very poor, especially the cotton crop.
We learn that a vest, supposed to have been worn by George Watkins the last time he was seen, was found on Greasy Creek, in Hampton township, the other day. A patch on the vest is said to correspond with a dress belonging to Rebecca Watkins. A search for Watkins' body will be made in the locality where the vest was found.
We learn that Robert Jefferson who was tried at Gainesville, Mo. last week for robbing a cattle drover at Isabella, Mo. last winter was sentenced to the penitentiary for two years. Robert Jefferson is well known here, having been raised in this county, and up to the date of the crime for which he is sent to the penitentiary, bore a good reputation. We deeply sympathize with his family and friends.
Judge Horn, after several weeks deliberation, on last Saturday ordered the release of Mrs. Rebecca Watkins. She was immediately rearrested on a warrant charging her as accessory to the murder of her husband, George Watkins. The case came up on Monday before Squire Rowden, of Blythe township, and was continued to Thursday (yesterday) and at the time of going to press we had not heard what was done in the case.
DIED. Miss Lella(sic) Callahan, daughter of Mr. A. S. Callahan, who lives about 2-1/2 miles south of town, died on last Monday morning of typho malarial fever. This is the fourth death which has occurred from the same disease in the same locality within the past few weeks. Mr. Callahan and a 12 year old son are now prostrated with the dread fever, but are slowly mending. Miss Callahan was about 18 years of age, and was much loved for her many good qualities.
MARRIED. Mr. Z. M. Horton and Miss Kate Hicks, both of Mtn. Home, were married on Sunday, the 9th inst. Mr. Horton is an able young lawyer, and his bride is said to be one of Baxter county's fairest and most accomplished young women. The marriage ceremony was performed by Elder H. H. Hilton while the bride and groom sat in their buggy - in other words, it was a marriage on wheels. Zeph's many friends over here send congratulations.
MARRIED. Thompson-Morrow. At the residence of the bride's father, six miles southeast of Yellville, at 1 o'clock Wednesday, October 19th, 1887. Mr. James I. Thompson, of Yellville, to Miss Octavia Morrow, Judge W. M. Horn officiating. The marriage was a very quiet affair, only a few near relatives and friends being invited. In the afternoon the happy couple came to town and are at present boarding with Mr. W. I. Lefevers. They expect to do house-keeping soon in the house formerly occupied by K. J. Hudson. Mr. Thompson is one of our most worthy young men and a popular salesman at W. Q. Seawel's establishment, and his bride is a most amiable lady. Many friends of the young couple wish them a long life of happiness and of prosperity........
October 28, 1887 Issue (Top)
The report that an attempt was made to wreck the Presidential train at Jonesboro, this State, was false.
Judge W. W. Mansfield, of Ozark, has been appointed by the Supreme Court as reporter, to fill the place made vacant by the death of Judge B. D. Turner.
Mr. J. I. Thompson and lady have gone to housekeeping.
The sick in the country are reported better by the doctors.
Mr. F. Wolf, of Izard county, is again at the old post as storekeeper and gauger at Carson's distillery.
Our jovial friend, John Cheek, of Blythe, was in town Tuesday. He says he is about done picking cotton.
"Uncle" Billy Lefevers fell from a load of wood which he was hauling on Wednesday and was considerable bruised about the head.
Justice Rowden held Mrs. Rebecca Watkins over to await the action of the grand jury. She is the only occupant of "old stony."
Elza Record, of Oakland, was in town last Saturday. He has been appointed storekeeper and gauger of one of the distilleries near Oakland.
Mr. W. T. Dobbs and family, old residents of the county, started on their journey to Texas on last Tuesday. Mr. Dobbs was not certain that he would go on to Texas this fall, as he had some idea of stopping in the Nation. We regret very much to lose such good people from our county, but wish they may realize their most sanguine hopes in the far west.
DIED: Mrs. Mary A. Cravens, wife of Albert G. Cravens, died at her home in White River township, on last Tuesday morning, about 8 o'clock. For several months she had been quite low with consumption, and her death was not unexpected. She was 35 years old the day before her death. She was the daughter of Mr. David S. Fraley, a Mexican veteran, who died at his home in Batesville several months ago. Mrs. Cravens leaves a husband and five children, four sisters and one brother to mourn her untimely death. Her remains were conveyed to Batesville for burial. Our sincerest sympathy goes out to the bereaved family.
That the cotton crop will soon be gathered.
There is plenty of work for the equalizers.
That there is to be a wedding near town soon.
That Marion county takes the cake on mineral.
That Frank A. Horn, of George's Creek, is now well supplied with spelling books.
That Ben Weast has his eye on a good looking widow, and means business, too.
That a George's Creek man offered a White River man $2 and a half a day to "stump" the county in the interest of G. Creek.