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ITEMS OF LOCAL INTEREST
January 1889 Issues
Abstracted & Copyrighted
by Gladys Horn Brown
January 4, 1889 Issue
STANLY, the great African explorer, who had not been heard of for so many months, has at last managed to let the outside world hear from him. He is in the heart of Africa and will probably reach the African coast at the mouth of the Congo river. He reports his expedition in good shape. The rumor that he had been captured is false.
The editor of this paper left here yesterday for Newport, Ark. His business was left in good shape. He made arrangements with us to have all those who had paid in advance, continue to receive the paper just as he would have sent it had he stayed here. He met every obligation, paid every bill and went away in good shape.
For several weeks the inside page of The Echo will bear the name of Rentchler, as that is the name of the mining town, the ex-proprietor had contemplated moving the office, and therefore, had made a heavy order for paper to be used at that place. We assure our Rentchler friends that we have nothing but kindness for their town, and will take pleasure in doing all we can to aid its growth and deserved prosperity.
Seawel is selling $18 beaver overcoats for $14.
Everything that can be eaten by the editor and his family, will be taken on subscription.
Bro. Downing, of the Presbyterian church, preached an interesting sermon to the children on last Sunday, and to the young people Sunday night.
Mr. J. I. Thompson is clerking this week for Berry & Son in the absence of Mr. J. E. Wickersham who is out looking up his interests politically.
Mrs. Jones will have charge of the business department of this paper in the absence of the editor. Have no hesitancy in calling at the office at any time, as you will be politely treated and made welcome.
Married - At the post office, on the 31st ult. by Justice A. J. Noe, Mr. W. P. Hill to Miss Mary B. Hammons of Peel, Marion county, Arkansas.
RUSH CREEK ITEMS
Prof. W. A. Chapman, a well known miner reporter and assayer, is now at the Rush Creek mines.
At the new town of Rentchler, new houses are going up and the demand for lumber is great.
Mr. T. A. Blake deserves praise for his energy in pushing work, and developing mines in this county.
Mr. John Brown has made a large strike at the Crown Point mine. He has struck a large body of copper ore, which is supposed to carry silver.
January 11, 1889 Issue (Top)
M. H. Wolf has not been heard from.
Rial Garrett is our county examiner.
Everybody is well pleased with the new ECHO.
Isam Cantrell will farm next year.
We tender our thanks to Elbert Noe for assisting us in making up our last mail.
William Pierce is building a new house on his homestead north of town.
Miss Lavada Reed, who has had a long and serious attack of typho-malarial fever, is now convalescent.
Thomas Weast, a bright young man living about two miles south of town, is dangerous(sic) sick with typho-malaria fever.
John Thompson has bought an interest in his old shop, and will soon be pounding iron as of yore. We are glad to have John back among us.
Mr. W. T. Treat informed us that he would begin work on his claims, which are about six miles east of Yellville, in a few days. Many rich claims are being located in his neighborhood.
Our county clerk, A. W. Wickersham, is crowded with work all the time; and he is not disappointing any of his friends in their expectations of his ability. He is always at work, and does it well and with dispatch.
Cowdrey Bros. have bought the barber and shoe shop, and W. V. Sowel has begun a brisk business in the same building.
Sheriff Poynter has sent W. B. Flippin, Jr. after Hiram Hankins, one of the jail birds that escaped just after the last term of court, and who had been fined several hundred dollars for selling whiskey in violation of law. Hankins is in the Fort Smith jail.
January 18, 1889 Issue (Top)
GENERAL PIKE, formerly of Arkansas, celebrated the 79th anniversary of his birth, on the 20th of December last. He is still in vigorous health.
B. F. Fee will record all mineral claims in the absence of N. Dodd.
Thomas Weast is convalescent.
L. E. Cantrell will farm this year.
Ossie Layton is the happy father of a bran new girl.
Henry Cowdrey killed a fine turkey last Monday.
Andy Briggs has just recovered from a severe attack of typhoid fever.
Mrs. J. H. Berry is seriously sick this week.
Mrs. J. C. Rea, of Oakland, made us a pleasant visit last Friday and left us with substantial evidence of her appreciation of The Echo.
W. B. Flippin, Jr. returned without Hiram Hankins. Hankins had been arrested at Fort Smith and held in jail to await the arrival of the sheriff or deputy of this county; and the authorities there would not give him up unless "B" would pay about $40, the price charged for detaining and feeding him (Hankins). Mr. Flippin had no authority to do this, and the Fort Smith authorities would not risk our coati for the payment of the sum named, and we suppose after "B" left, Hankins was released. It occurs to us that this is a rather high-handed way of doing things, but if Fort Smith wants Hankins worse than we do, it is welcome to him.
MARRIAGES - The following persons have taken out license since we have taken charge of The Echo:
NEWS IN RHYME
Don't think me a poet for I am none,
January 25, 1889 Issue (Top)
Andy Briggs is sick again.
H. B. Dallam is now at Newport looking for a position.
Dr. Beebe, accompanied by Mr. Wells and Mr. Wickersham, two mineral men, were in town this week.
Rial Garrett has been on the sick list for quite awhile, but was able to come to come to town last Saturday.
Uncle John Briggs thinks he has found splendid copper, about one mile west of Yellville.
J. N. Griffin, of Marion county, was in town Saturday and Sunday. - Boone Banner.
David Faulkinberry and Marion Wickersham have found good zinc, and plenty of it, not over two miles southwest from Yellville.
A. W. Wickersham, our county clerk, sent out the neatest and most accurate set of tax books that has ever been carried by a collector in Marion county.
Mrs. W. J. Teaff, Mrs. B. H. H...ner, and Mrs. Roxie McCartney, all of Blythe township, were at last accounts seriously sick with typho-malaria fever.
John Covington has bought I. E. Cantrell's interest in their blacksmith shop and will run it alone. The consideration was $210.
Mr. T. A. Blake took the first barge down Buffalo, and was the first to bring one up that stream; this demonstrates that Buffalo is navigable for small steamers.
J. C. Floyd was appointed chairman of the committee of Circuit and Justice courts. He is also a member of the committee on apportionment and on roads and highways.
I chatted awhile with a mining man
Cont'd. next week