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Mt. Echo Newspaper
February 1889 Issues
Abstracted & Copyrighted
by Gladys Horn Brown

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February 1, 1889 Issue


Two of James Estes' children are seriously sick with typhoid fever.

Bro. Downing will preach at the Presbyterian church next Sunday.

C. F. Drake is organizing a new company under the mining laws of Illinois, with a capital of $2,000,000.

We were mistaken about Neal Dodd being at Doddsville. At last accounts, he was at West Plains.

Henry Young will give you the highest figures for your deer pelts and furs.

Go to W. V. Sowell for oysters, cheese and canned fruit of all kinds. Next door to The Echo office.

Miss Frayley left on Tuesday last for a visit to Marion county. She will be absent for some weeks. Pilot.

Geo. Smelser, general manager of the Collings and Ellsworth mines, was also to begin work last Monday.

Whitfield Harris has traded his farm on George's Creek for Sterling Weast's water mill.

It was too cold for Anonymous this week. He promises to finish his rhymes next week.

D. C. Putnam, Henry McCabe and R. S. Lefevers will work for the next few months at the new town of Rentchler.

Mr. A. G. Cravens, ex-assessor of Marion county, arrived from above on the steamer Eagle last night. He says he met his sister-in-law, Miss Rena Fraley going up to his home as he came down. - Pilot.

       Miss Mattie Cotton, an estimable young lady of Powell, departed this life last Tuesday night. Dread consumption cut the silver thread of life and wafted her into, we trust, a higher, nobler, happier life. Her father and friends have the sympathy of all. Her mother had passed on before.


The ladies think it strange indeed,
       That circumstances have decreed,
The poet should talk so much of men,
       And never speak in praise of them.
Secluded in a place like this
       Deprived of fashions charms and bliss,
Buried in wilds remote and free,
       Often their names in print should be.
I'll my poem with Mrs. Blake commence:
       A lady of refinement and good sense.
She's always as pleasant as she can be,
       And will always invite you to stay for tea.
At Grandma Seawel's I next called in,
       Many times I there have been;
Yet she's always glad to have me call
       And treats me well as she treats all.
Mrs. Sims lives on the road,
       So a visit to her I next bestowed.
And if I to you must tell the truth,
       I had her husband fix my tooth.
Dalia Lefevers I go to see,
       For I like Dalia and she likes me.
We chatted awhile in friendly talk
       Then I to Hattie McDowell's walk.
I was in a hurry the town to go through,
       And could not tarry with Hattie "Larue"
I crossed the fence to Grandma Carlisle's;
       She greeted me kindly with many smiles.
Although her life has many sorrows
       She still has hopes for bright tomorrows.
I went from her to Grandma Noe's
       And received the kindness she always shows.
She was cheerful and preparing a snack
       Of Bread and chicken for Uncle Jack.
I said good-bye and went over to Jane's
       For Duch? you know had gone to West Plains;
She was cheerfully singing the long hours away
       While the little children around her were busy at play.
To Mrs. Hudson's I speedily went,
       For to go the rounds, I here was sent;
She with grown up daughters three,
       Had a welcome kind for me.
At Mrs. Lefevers' I next called in
       For to pass her house would be a sin.
I almost fell upon the stones,
       Which tickled little Martha Jones.
Continued next week.


February 8, 1889 Issue (Top)


James Estes' children are no better this week.

B. F. Fee is having his house painted. Several of us should follow "suit."

Miss Virgie Layton, of Yellville, has been spending several days here visiting the family of Dr. D. G. Hart. Baxter County Citizen.

W. Q. Seawel has taken Quimby and Marion, two of his sons, into partnership with him. The boys have been given a good education and are enterprising and obliging. We hope the new firm will meet with success.

Miss Edna Layton gave her young friends a pleasant social last Tuesday night. We learned that music was the main feature of the evening. Of course every body went away happy as Miss Edna is very proficient in music and knows how to please.

CLAYTON KILLED - Special from the Arkansas Gazette.
       Plummerville, Ark., January 29th. Hon. John M. Clayton was shot and instantly killed about 9 o'clock tonight at his boarding house. Carroll Armstrong.

NEWS IN RHYME {Continued from week before last)

Next morning I came down the street
       And soon as I'd my breakfast eat
I met Doc Bryan in the road,
       But failed to pay him what I owed.
The Dr. was looking fresh and well,
       He boards you know at Weast's hotel.
Joe Ward was up and in his shop,
       With him and Thompson, awhile I stop.
Charley Campbell then came in,
A       nd we began our yarns to spin.
John Thompson and I talked politics
       And gave each other some hard licks.
But the boys were busy and work began,
       I went off with another man.
I saw Jim Wilson in the street
       And Dr. Coker, I chanced to meet.
We joked awhile as we did of yore
       And went together to Sowell's store.
Here I found so many men,
       I doubt if I their names can pen.
Jim Pierce was there and his brother Bill,
       They run the gin, they run the mill.
They treat the people on the square
       And I was glad to meet them there.
Bro. Ross just then came in,
       And stuck the boys for a little tin,
I found the boys all liked him well,
       And many a nickel in his sheepskin fell.
Ben Weast the tinner I next espied,
       Clint Butler was sitting by his side.
John Weast and Bill were also there
       The Echo man who has no hair.
Len Weast who keeps a hoss hotel
       But here I will no longer dwell,
But pass right back without a stop
       Into Cowdrey Bros. Barber Shop.
With Jim and Will I stayed awhile,
       They shaved and fixed me up in style.
I found the whole house all O.K.
       And I passed out and went my way.
Next week if I can find the time,
       I'll dish out another rhyme.


February 15, 1889 Issue (Top)

The murderers of Mr. John M. Clayton have not been caught.

Belle Starr, a notorious female outlaw and former wife of Cole Younger, was assassinated near Eufaulia, I.T., February 4th. Her career has had probably [unable to read]


Our thanks are due to Will Weast for assisting us in getting out our paper this week.

____ ____ [blotted out] Pearle and Miss Minnie Huddleston, of Fallen Ash, are visiting friends in town.

The infant child of Alfred Davis died of whooping cough Wednesday morning.

A bouncing boy made his appearance at Ab Hutchinson's Wednesday morning.

There was a singing last Thursday night at Mrs. Nelson's. Also one at John Covington's last Tuesday night.

Mr. Thomas Swofford, of Lead Hill, has removed to this place, and is occupying the Carter property. Mrs. Carter has moved out on her farm.

The Treat Bros. and Wesley Ott have struck splendid leads of zinc on their claim six miles east of town. Miners who have examined this mineral pronounce it as good as any in the county and the supply is inexhaustible.

Married by Justice A. J. Noe on the 10th inst., at the residence of Mr. J. W. Briggs, Mr. J. H. Bawcom to Miss Ellen Briggs. A splendid dinner was enjoyed by a large crowd. The Echo wishes the new couple success in life.

Mrs. R. A. Tatum showed us some specimens of her [blotted out] work which shows that she is possessed of considerable art in that line. She does each work very cheap, and anyone wishing to buy could not do better than to call on her.

R. M. Jenkins has leased his lead mine one mile north of Flippin to W. M. Farley of Newton County, Mo. The lease is for ten years and Mr. Jenkins to receive ten percent of the gross products. Work is to begin March 1.

While on their return from the "storm" party at Bro. Ross' last Thursday night, the following ladies made The Echo a pleasant call: Mrs. J. H. Berry, and Misses Mary Berry, Edna Layton, Virgie Layton, Dalia Hudson, Dora Wilson, Mary Pierce, Mollie [blank] nieces, and Mrs. Layton.

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