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Mt. Echo Newspaper
November 1888 Issues
Abstracted & Copyrighted
by Gladys Horn Brown

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November 2, 1888 Issue


H. A. Young will buy your chickens and eggs.

Mr. Wm. Cowdrey this week showed us a rich specimen of copper from the James Creek country.

Ex-Assessor A. G. Cravens has been in town several days this week on business. He is now the local agent of the Famous Life Association of Little Rock.

Col. Peel went from here to Mountain Home, where he spoke last Monday. He visited the other eastern counties in the district and then went to Benton county to meet Col. Watson on next Monday.

Messrs. R. F. and G. R. Patterson, of Prairie township, were pleasant callers at The Echo office on Tuesday. The former left with us some fine apples of the Ben Davis variety, while the latter contributed a dollar to our depleted purse. Thanks.

Robert, the eldest son of ex-treasurer M. H. Wolf, while on a trip in search of his father, was taken sick with typho-malarial fever and returned home and took his bed. He died on last Friday morning at the family residence on Rush Creek, after an illness of about fifteen days. He was 21 years old. A younger brother is now prostrated with the fever and is quite sick. The bereaved family have the sincere sympathy of all in their sad afflictions.


Mrs. Carrie Turner, a teacher of art in the Little Rock University, committed suicide by jumping off a bluff into the Arkansas River last Saturday evening. Her body was found in the river on Monday. She was the daughter of Judge Chamberlain, of Little Rock. The Democrat says "Several years ago, Miss Carrie Chamberlain was one of Little Rock's most beautiful girls, and her society was sought by the best young men in the city. She was a cultured lady and well calculated to draw admirers. She finally married a Mr. Turner and went with him to Illinois where they remained for two years. One day she discovered that she had been victimized by her pretended husband, and was in fact not his wife, he having a living wife in Texas. The abused woman, with her infant child, returned to her parents in this city and began life anew. She had since maintained herself and child by teaching art, and has made many new friends.


November 9, 1888 Issue (Top)

       Uncle John W. Peel, aged 82 years, is an ardent Democrat, and James Elam, aged 79, a strong Republican, made an agreement as follows: That in case Cleveland is elected President, James Elam is to wheel John W. Peel on a wheel borrow(sic) from the northwest corner of the public square to Mr. Peel's home. In case Harrison is elected, Mr. Peel wheels Mr. Elam from the same starting point to Mr. Elam's home.
       Referees are to be M. D. Hoard, age 88 years, and Richard Bennett, age 107.
       Uncle James Elam is to furnish the wheel borrow(sic). The procession is to be headed by a band of music and will start at one o'clock, Saturday, November 10. Everybody invited to come out and see the fun.
       We prophesy the election of Cleveland, and we expect to see our old neighbor, Elam, working in the shaft while Uncle John does the riding and driving. ... Bentonville Journal.


Mr. James Drake is Sheriff Poynter's deputy, and he makes a good one.

Mr. Wm. Cowdrey has sold his place in town to Dr. W. C. Wilson.

Mr. J. N. Griffin, of Oakland, came over Wednesday to hear the election news.

Clerk Wickersham's little boy is improving and the clerk has been holding down his new office this week.

Mr. Rufus Stephens, well known here, and Miss Louisa May Morrow, of Lead Hill, were married last Sunday at the residence of Mr. H. W. Cowdrey, west of town. It was a runaway match.

"A few nights ago," says Dr. W. M. Noe, "I was called to John McCracken's about a day. A stranger made his appearance and is said to be a Cleveland Democrat. All are doing well."

Sheriff Poynter and Mr. H. W. Hudson, Jr., started to Little Rock Saturday with Johnnie Hudson to place him in the insane asylum. The lad is the son of Mr. H. W. Hudson, Sr. of this place.

Mr. E. T. Record, storekeeper and gauger at one of the distilleries of Searcy county, went over to his home at Oakland last Saturday so as to be on hand to vote Tuesday. He went back to his post this week. Elza is a good Democrat and never loses an opportunity to vote the ticket.

DeRoos Bailey, the popular prosecuting attorney for this judicial district, has decided that Harrison is the coming town in North Arkansas, and has permanently located here. He has gone this week to Marshall for his library and other personal effects. His office will be in the Boone county bank building. We are proud to number Mr. Bailey and his estimable wife as citizens in our midst. Boone Banner.


Mr. Abner Cox, of Georgia, is the latest addition to our little burg.

Mr. John Alford is spreading on style thicker than anybody in the township. He says the cause is that he has a brand new arrival at his house and that it is a girl, and had come to stay.

Our old neighbor, W. C. Jenkins, of Doddsville, has been delivering a service of lectures at this place for the last ten days.

Our Dr. Roberson gave the country a grand bounce last week. Gossip differs as to the cause of the doctor meandering off by the light of the moon without saying his prayers. Some say it was for not having license to practice medicine, while others allude to other reasons. I don't know what he skipped for, but I do know that White River has been badly imposed upon by men who claim to be doctors. ... W.B.F., Jr.


November 16, 1888 Issue (Top)


Rev. Bradford has been holding a protracted meeting here this week.

Born to the wife of James E. Wickersham November 6, 1888, a girl.

Sheriff Poynter and Henry Hudson returned from Little Rock Saturday evening.

Mr. John Appleton, of George's Creek, is rejoicing over the arrival of a new heir -- a ten pound boy -- at his house.

Miss Eliza Hudson, in company with her brother, H. W. Hudson, Jr., started to Springfield, Mo., Wednesday morning.

Rev. J. A. Butler, who left here a few weeks ago bound for Texas, writes us to send The Echo to him at Merit, Hunt county, Tex.

The clerk has issued marriage license to only one couple since our last report. W. J. Haralson and Miss May Reynolds, age 19 and 14 respectively, of Sugar Loaf township, where the happy couple ...... [name may be W. H. Haralson]

James Adams, who is better known as "Turkey Jim" was arrested and tried before Squire Thompson in DeSoto township last Saturday on a charge of selling whiskey without license. Adams submitted his case and was fined $200 and sentenced to imprisonment in the county jail for 30 days. He was placed in jail last Saturday evening and during the night made his escape.

A most distressing accident occurred a few miles south of Harrison on Sunday last which resulted in the death of Mrs. J. W. Williams, a most excellent lady, and wife of our well known divine. It seems that in company with her husband and son she was returning in a hack from Cross Roads church where Rev. Williams had been preaching, when the team became frightened and ran away. The father and the son fell out first and were not seriously injured, later the vehicle struck a tree and she was thrown violently against it, breaking her arm and causing internal injuries from which she died in about an hour. The bereaved family have the earnest sympathy of our people in this sad and shocking trial. ... Harrison Times, 10th inst.


November 23, 1888 Issue (Top)


It is a girl at Z. M. Horton's arrived yesterday evening. Zeff is happy. ... Baxter County Citizen.

Mr. B. B. Hudgins has sold his town residence to Mr. DeRoos Bailey, our prosecuting attorney, who will soon become a bona fide citizen of Harrison. ... Boone Banner.

Next Monday week an adjourned term of circuit court will be convened here. Jesse Blankenship, charged with rape, will be tried at this term, and several other cases of minor interest have also been set for trial.

Mr. Worth Johnson, better known as "General" died at his home in Blythe township on the 15th inst. of typhoid malarial fever. He was about 28 or 30 years of age and leaves a widow and two children. Mr. Johnson was a son-in-law of Mr. W. R. Brooksher.

Marriage license have been issued to the following persons by our county clerk since last report:
W. J. Lenon to Miss Emma Dearmore, of Baxter county
T. M. Anderson to Miss Sarah Eoff
E. H. McCracken to Mrs. E. A. Lewallen, of Marion county.


It is said that Judge W. B. Flippin will move to Johnson county sometime in the near future to spend the winter on the sunny side of the Boston Mountains.

Married on last Sunday evening at the residence of the bride, in White River township, Mr. Henry McCracken to Mrs. Emily Lewallen, Esquire George Washington Sanders officiating. Henry says he got snowed under for treasurer, but he came out triumphant and victorious matrimonially. ... W. B. F.


At a Republican blow out near Dardanelle the other night, an anvil exploded killing one man instantly and fatally wounding two others.

A colored woman by the name of Esther Gaines, died in Jackson county on the 3rd inst., at the age of 123 years. She had been a member of the Christian church for the past 40 years.

Two of the brutal wardens who contributed so largely to the Coal Hill horrors last spring, Hudson and Gafford, have been captured and will be arraigned to answer for torturing convicts to death. It looks as if there might be punishment in store yet for those crimes that so foully blot a page of Arkansas history. Gazette.

True to his contract, Uncle Johnnie Peel was on hand last Saturday with his wheel barrow to give Uncle Jim Elam the promised ride. Uncle Jim took his seat amid much merriment by the bystanders, and Uncle Johnnie bravely started out with him, nor did he falter until Uncle Jimmy's gate was reached, when he set the barrow down and Mr. Elam, with his usual smile, got out and took him by the hand and escorted him into the house - what happened in there is left for the outsiders to guess at. The band was to have been in attendance, but owing to a misunderstanding on the part of some of the members, they did not get together in time. Bentonville Democrat.

       Having decided to suspend publication of THE MTN. ECHO, I deem it right and proper that due notice should be given, in order that those who have paid beyond the time of the discontinuance of the paper can call and have their money refunded.
       Therefore, notice is hereby given that after the issue of December 21st, 1888, THE MTN. ECHO will suspend publication, unless sold to someone who will continue it. Notice is also given that the sewing machine offer is withdrawn, and those holding tickets will receive the amount paid by presenting the same, except enough to pay for the time the paper has been sent to them.
       Those indebted to the office on subscription, or for other work, are earnestly requested to settle as promptly as possible. In order that I may pay what I owe, it is necessary that all who owe me, be the sum ever so small, should pay up.
       When I established THE MTN. ECHO I was determined to first give the enterprise a fair and patient trial, and then, if found unprofitable, to suspend. I have done this. Under many disadvantages I have labored hard to make the paper a success, but financially I have failed. I have received many words of encouragement and heard many compliments passed upon THE ECHO, but, as every publisher knows, these do not go far towards paying paper bills, board bills, etc.
       Now, in suspending publication of THE ECHO, I wish to settle up all the business of the office. I do not want it said that THE ECHO left in debt to those who encouraged it with their patronage; therefore, if you will call at this office, your money, except enough to pay up to the date of suspension of the paper, will be cheerfully refunded. I hope those who owe the office will as promptly respond to this notice as those whom I owe. Respectfully, H. P. Dallam.


November 30, 1888 Issue (Top)

A Texas woman on the 3rd day of November, gave birth to six children -- four boys and two girls. Texas needs no immigration boone. The home association supplies the demand.

We learn from the Baxter County Citizen that John B. Kirtland, a Memphis drummer, who is well known at this place, committed suicide at West Plains, Mo. on last Saturday. He had been on a protracted spree and had been discharged by his house.

A. J. Morrow, alias Simon, of Baxter county, was arrested last week and carried back to Alabama to answer the charge of murder committed ten years ago. His arrest was a surprise to his neighbors, as Morrow had conducted himself properly and has made a good citizen during his ten years residence in Baxter county.


No marriage license to record this week.

Mr. Scott Ham and family left here last week for the Indian Nation.

Mr. Thos. Fee, having closed his school at Peel on last Friday, has returned home.

Messrs. R. F. King, Jr. and M. L. Tipton, of Harrison, were in town this week.

Mrs. Terrie B. Vance, wife of M. D. Vance, of Rally Hill, Boone county, died on the 14th inst.

Mr. Neal Dodd started to Little Rock last Friday to represent the Masonic lodge of this place at the Grand Lodge.

A plucky boy. Paris Patterson, the nine-year old son of Mr. C. Patterson, of Water Creek township, one day recently killed with a club a five point buck, which weighed 150 pounds after being dressed. Mr. Patterson was away from home when the dogs bayed [too faded to read].

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