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

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December 7, 1888 Issue

[Too faded to read]


Justice A. J. Noe on yesterday united in marriage at the residence of Mr. Isom Cantrell of this place, Mr. C. V. Doshier and Miss Matilda A. Taylor.

Frank Jarrett, who was tried and convicted Monday for disturbing a religious congregation and fined $20, made his escape while being guarded by jailer John Covington.

Burned to death in jail. The following from the Baxter County Citizen of yesterday: Last Saturday evening, Mrs. Josie Watson, who has been on the county for several years on account of derangement of the mind, and who has been kept for the past two years by Mrs. Lizzie Pugh, was placed in the county jail having become unmanageable at large. By Monday she had somewhat recovered from her violent madness and the weather being cold a fire was placed in the stove for her comfort. A good fire was kept up Monday and Tuesday and the woman closely watched. Tuesday evening about three o'clock, Mrs. Luther had [This is too faded to read, but apparently Mrs. Josie Watson is the one who was burned to death in jail.]


[Too faded to read but a few words]

Mrs. Alice Birdsong died last week at the residence of Rich Sanders. Her remains were laid to rest in the old family graveyard at the old Gid Thompson place.


December 14, 1888 Issue (Top)


Six pounds of coffee for $1 at Milum and Davis, Powell, Arkansas.

Owing to the sickness of Mr. Bradford, there was no preaching Sunday night.

Mr. J. F. Davis has been appointed post master at Powell in place of Mr. R. S. Lundy.

Mr. D. B. Bawcomb has purchased the old Railsback farm near his mill on Crooked Creek, from Mr. Doshier.

Mr. Joel King, an old and highly respected citizen, died at his home in Prairie township, on last Monday the 10th inst.

Only one couple have been granted marriage license since our last report. The contracting parties were J. T. Middleton, age 21, to Miss Matilda Humphries, age 16, both of DeSoto township.

A post office at the mines will soon be opened with Luke Matlock as postmaster. Luke has made his bond and it was this week forwarded to the department at Washington and within a few weeks the office will be open.

We asked Judge Horn the other day when he thought he would start to Texas. He said he couldn't start until the little stranger, who recently took up lodging at his home, got old enough to travel. He thought he would start in January.


December 21, 1888 Issue (Top)

[The front page is all there is of this issue, and does not contain the type of news being transcribed here. Note that W. R. Jones will buy The Echo and continue publication.]

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