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August 1889 Issues
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by Gladys Horn Brown
August 2, 1889 Issue
Kirlain admits that he was squarely whipped. Muldoon denies reported condemnation of Sullivan.
An old clay pipe is the only clew(sic) to jack(sic) the Ripper, the London police have obtained in connection with his latest murder.
We will say for the benefit of the Lead Hill Herald that the Carnegie tried to reduce the wages of his men 35 percent, and that the wages were reduced 25 percent. Not quite 50 percent, but enough to make any man, accept a hireling of the monopolists, ashamed to try to justify such outrageous conduct.
The Lead Hill Herald thinks it has us on the hip about the publication notices. But it is always behind the times as usual. We used to charge $4 per notice, but the department tacked on some additional work that made the notices nearly twice as lengthy. When this was done, we did like every other editor in north Ark., that expected to make a living out of his business, and not of Federal pap, and charged $5 per notice. The Herald expected Federal pap, and could afford to print the notices for $4. The department, some time ago, dispensed with the extra printing on the notices, since which we have only charged $4 per notice. "Now hang a calf skin on those recreant limbs."
Miss Cora McBee is visiting friends here.
Mayor Berry made Rev. S. F. Dykes a present of a handsome building lot in the Berry addition.
A. B. Cowan, one of our most substantial farmers, made us a present of some fine ripe peaches last Wednesday.
McBride has the brick walls of the new church nearly half completed. The door and window frames are now in and the work is being rapidly pushed.
The new Berry addition to the town of Yellville was laid off this week. It is just north of the [college?] grounds and contains 16 acres. The streets are now being cleared. Don't she boom?
Mr. Henry Horn and lady returned from Yellville, pretty well shook up on account of the horse running off and tearing up the hack. The occupants were not injured but badly frightened. Ark. Sun.
While at Mountain Home we saw a man who had seen and talked with our missing Co. treasurer a few weeks ago. He says Mr. Wolf was in good health and that he thinks [?] is behind but $265. This gentleman thinks Mr. Wolf will be in Yellville during Circuit Court.
J. M. Teaff of Texas is visiting relatives in the vicinity of Powell. Mr. Teaff was born in Yellville when the Shawnee Indians were here. The name of the place at that time was Shawnee Town. We acknowledge a pleasant visit from Mr. Teaff.
John Hampton, who has been absent from our county for several months past, returned last week to engage in prospecting for mineral.
The young men behaved as well, at prayer meeting last Wednesday night, as any one could wish. Now let the two or three girls that shame their sex quit whispering during prayer and order will be complete.
We had a splendid time while at Mountain Home last week. We enjoyed the kind hospitality of J. A. Carter and his estimable lady, and in fact the entire town. We met Dr. Joe Simpson and Prof. I. S. Gill, two old school mates and in short had such a good time that we regret that our space forbids telling our readers about it.
Our obliging County Clerk, A. W. Wickersham, informed us on Saturday that he issued permits to marry to the following parties: Mr. H. Byars and Miss Belle Smart, both of Franklin Tp. Mr. A. J. Baker and Miss. Alphie Smyth, of DeSoto Tp. Mr. A. T. Trimble and Miss Martha Langwell, of Franklin Tp.
The following Marionites went over to Mountain Home last week: Revs. Ross, Croy, Patterson, Seawel and Smith. Mr. and Mrs. A. S. Layton, Mrs. Cora Williams, Mrs. J. H. Berry, Mrs. E. L. Berry. Robert Berry, W. R. Jones, R. J. Hurst, J. C. Rea, Misses Mary Berry, Annie Hurst, Dora Wilson, Mrs. H. A. Young, Mary Young and Grandma Seawel.
August 9, 1889 Issue (Top)
The editors of the Mountain Echo and Lead Herald(sic) have got into a controversy that smacks somewhat of personal journalism. The Echo man is devoting considerable time and space to showing up the record of the Herald man, and the Herald man devotes whole pages of his paper to calling The Echo man a liar, and other pet names. So far, The Echo man seems to have considerably the advantage, and we are watching the fight with unusual interest. -- Newport Herald.
Bro. Sharpe, of Lead Hill, never once in his last issue said: "Lay on McDuff." He never once, for the first time since the controversy, called us a liar. He merely whined around, like a licked puppy, and said something about a man's character having nothing to do with his arguments, and claimed a foul because we, like himself, struck under the belt. By not denying our charge, he admits the truthfulness. His second at this place who, by the way is a perfect gentleman, but a wonderfully deceived one, becoming so mortified at his principal's defeat, that he rushed to his assistance and, against the rules, struck two or three weak, and harmless blows at our back. If Mitchell had struck Sullivan, after that pugilist had licked Kilrain, Sullivan was fully able to have knocked him out. But in our case we take into consideration human nature, and as said second has cooled down by this time, and is ashamed of his action, we will let him alone. If he will start a protectionist paper, however, we will take the shine off of him as clean as we did off of his principal, Sharpe. Whose name, by the way, should be changed to dull or "Dennis."
James Estes is deputy Co. Clerk and looks as natural as ever.
John McBride killed a deer near Yellville last Monday.
J. W. Howard and Mrs. Cope, of Ozark Co., are visiting relatives here.
David Langston, who has been working in Yell County, has returned to this place.
M...(?) Birch and family, of LaCrosse, were visiting Mr. and Mrs. Henry McCabe last week.
Col. Dodson was in town this week attending probate court. He was accompanied home by I. F. Clark.
Uncle Jack Noe is our new post master. His appointment will satisfy democrats and republicans alike.
E. L. Berry has completed the survey and platts of Berry's addition. Call on him for lots before the choice ones are sold.
J. N. Griffin, of Oakland, was in town last Monday, and made us a pleasant call and ordered The Echo sent to his brother, D. Griffin, at Dublin, Ark.
Wm. Dunn, a blacksmith who lives on Jeff Summers' place a few miles south of town, sent a radish to our office last week that was 21 inches in length and 21 inches in circumference. Who can beat this?
Jimmy Williams writes that his health is getting worse. He now weighs but 129 pounds. He writes that he will either go to Florida and make another effort to regain his health or will come back home and give up the struggle.
K. F. Cantrell, of Bruno, was up last Monday and informed us that Green and Schrivner had built a new black-smith shop at Bruno, and that the M.E. people were building a neat house of worship. Good for Bruno.
Our missing County Treasurer, M. H. Wolf, came home last Sunday night, and will remain here. We do not know what he will do about the settlement, but presume he is ready to fix everything up. The grand jury did not bring in an indictment against him at the last term of court. They certainly will at the next term if his business is not satisfactorily arranged.
Later - Mr. Wolf came in to our office Wednesday and talked quite freely. He said he had no statement to make about leaving so suddenly. He says he rode on horseback to Beebe, in White County, and took the train there and went to Sanantonio(sic), Texas. He was out of money when he got there and worked on a farm in northwest Texas. He came to northwest Texas last February, and then back to Baxter Co. in May. He then went back to Texas and stayed till a few days ago. He says he is ready to settle with the county, but thinks he should be shown exactly how much he is behind, and what class of funds. Mr. Wolf says he has been in good health. He was cleanly shaved, and on that account, did not look natural. We hope everything will be cleared up soon.
August 16, 1889 Issue (Top)
Sullivan and Kilrain have both been indicted for prize fighting, gambling, assault and battery, etc., etc. All those who took a leading part will also be indicted. Marion Co., Miss. will surely be in good shape.
A great flow of natural gas has been discovered at Alma, Ark. The flow issues from a fissure in the bed of the creek, and is strong enough to force itself through 15 feet of sand and water.
D. A. Whitfield, who says his home is at Iuka, Baxter county, in company of a man by the name of Mike Mowlder, boarded a train at Newport Aug. 10th, and in an altercation shot and killed the porter and wounded the baggage master. Whitfield was captured but Mowlder escaped. It is thought the two desperadoes intended to rob the train.
A Pasteur rabies treatment hospital to be established at Chicago.
The Little Rock (Ark.) GAZETTE printers displaced by non union men.
James is still alive and fully refuted by St. Joseph citizens.
Gentiles won 8 seats in the Salt Lake Municipal Assembly.
A mammoth skeleton, supposed to be that of a mastodon(sic) has been unearthed near St. James, Neb.
The printers on the Little Rock Gazette quit work on account of a difficulty about wages.
A. M. Neely, a victim of the Forrest City, Ark. Riot, appointed Receiver of Public Monies at Little Rock.
John Wilson, a Negro, shot three men at the Colored Odd Fellows' Lodge in Pine Bluff, Ark.
Sullivan was placed under $2,000 bond to appear for trial August 12th at Purvis, Miss.
John Crawford, a traveling man, swallowed his false teeth near Trenton, Mo., and doctors say he may die.
Miss Odelia Stockton is visiting relatives here.
Dr. Bryan is building a barn near his residence.
John B. Milum is drilling a well for J. B. Wilson. He struck water at the depth of 19 feet.
William Cranfield and family, of Baxter County, were visiting the family of W. I. LeFevers last week.
Mrs. Addie Zick, of Bloomington, Ill., is visiting J. H. Berry and other relatives here.
Miss Mattie Hart, of Mtn. Home, was visiting relatives here this week.
Dr. Bryan received a visit from his father, sister, and two of his nieces last week.
The camp meeting is progressing nicely. Several conversions have been made.
Ira Stillwell came very nearly getting his leg broke from a kick by a horse last Saturday.
J. C. Berry will move into his new residence this week. It is one of the best buildings in town.
Dr. Coker has greatly improved his property by replacing his fence. He will repair his dwelling soon.
Rev. John Cantrell and family have been visiting friends and relatives here and attending camp meeting.
Rev. Dykes and Martin of Boone County are here attending camp meeting.
C. J. Brunson and family, of Mammoth Springs, is visiting his son at this place.
Andy Keeter made The Echo office a present of a couple of watermelons yesterday. Many thanks.
John Hathcock, a young man of Ozark County, Mo., who has been attending and teaching school here, has gone home on a visit. He will return and enter the high school.
Robert Hollis, a staunch republican of Lead Hill, sent us a copy of Sharpe's life, and gave us full permission to publish his opinion of that gentleman? We reserve it, however, for future use.
Mrs. E. L. Berry started yesterday on a visit to her mother at Washington City. She was accompanied by her husband, E. L. Berry, as far as West Plains. Mrs. Berry has by her kind and gentle ..[the rest of this is cut off]
Ab Hutchison will be found here after hammering iron at J. P. Covington's new shop west of Public Square.
Any information concerning my ledger, which was stolen from my shop a few days ago, will be thankfully received. John Covington.
Capt. McAfee, of George's Creek, fell the other day and run a large weed into his hand about two inches. Dr. Pierce cut it out but fears the wound will injure the hand permanently.
Andy Hudspeth has been located on the Arkansas river. The sheriff of Boone County recently went over after him but Andy got word of his coming and made his escape to the woods about 15 minutes before the officer arrived.
E. J. Rhodes, R. S. Armitage, DeRoos Bailey and Bob King, all of Boone County, were over here last week looking over the interests of the Boone County bank. They all expressed themselves highly pleased with the business outlook of our town. They all made The Echo pleasant calls.
Alf Joblin, the jolly drummer, visited our town this week. Mr. Joblin represents the Hill Fontaine Co., one of the largest cotton factor firms in the world; and therefore, should be well posted on cotton. He thinks that cotton in Marion County is all right. We acknowledge a pleasant call from Mr. Joblin, and we can say to his credit that he is the first drummer that ever borrowed an exchange at this office and returned it.
M. L. Axley, of Rush Creek, was in our office last Saturday and described the new find near the mouth of Cow Creek in the northeast corner of Buffalo Township near Buffalo City. He describes the find as a mound nearly 60 feet square which resembles an old upheaval. This mound, so far as examined, contains nothing but clay and zinc. It has been tunneled into to a distance of seven feet and shows an inexhaustible quantity of fine zinc.
Our enterprising merchant and farmer(sic) townsman, A. S. Layton, has made and experiment this season that will surely be of great importance to our farmers. He has believed for years that the seed of northern corn would come up in grow to maturity much earlier than our southern seed. Last spring he bought a bushel of northern seed corn and planted it, and the result has been most gratifying. The corn from this seed was matured much earlier than from his other seed. Most of the stalks bore two ears either of which are as large or larger than his other corn. Mr. Layton thinks if this seed is planted in the latter part of March or the first of April, it will mature before the July drouth. As we always have a fine growing season up to July, it would make this one of the greatest corn countries in the world. Specimens of the new kind of corn can be seen at Layton and Cowdrey store.
E. J. Rhodes, one of the wealthiest men in this section, lives at Elixir, Boone County, not far from the Marion County line. From him we get the following information which we give our readers. He is engaged in the saw-mill business, and has saws for cutting marble. He sawed out a block of our native marble, had it polished and sent to the New Orleans Exposition, where it was placed on exhibition. He holds a diploma from the proper authorities that this block was equal to the finest Italian marble in the world. Mr. Rhodes says this marble is found in unlimited quantities all over this section. He thinks the white sand stone that Prof. Branner found on his visit up here will be of great value as it is the stone material from which the... [remainder cut off.]
August 23, 1889 Issue (Top)
Sullivan has been convicted of prize fighting and sentenced one years' imprisonment in jail. He has appealed the matter, filed a bond and returned to N. Y. The referee was fined $200. Kilrain's turn comes next. Wonder what Mr. Sharpe thinks of law and order in the south now?
Peter Jackson announces his readiness to meet Sullivan.
About 50,000 women voted at the Kansas school election.
Gen. Grandison P. Royston, of Arkansas, is dying at his home in Hempstead County.
Milum is now drilling a well for Dr. Bryan.
George Lawson hauled A. S. Layton's new 4400 pound safe from Buffalo City last week.
Uncle Jim Wickersham is cutting the stone for the new court house. No work has been done on the foundation this week.
J. T. Thompson has been appointed post master at Exter. Vice Luke Matlock, resigned.
Our subscription list was less than 250 when we bought The Echo office. Now it is 520 and growing right along. Let it continue to grow.
William Weast, one of our best young men, went down to Newport last Wednesday and will work in the tin shop of his uncle, G. W. Weast. We wish you success, Will.
G. W. Thompson has been appointed P.M. at Lead Hill. From what we can learn of the matter, Mr. Thompson is a nice man and will make a good post master.
W. M. Duncan, of the Harrison bank, has been in town a few days visiting friends and watching the boom. We acknowledge a pleasant call from Mr. Duncan.
L. D. Harrel, a gentleman representing the Famous Life Insurance Association, is in town. We acknowledge a pleasant call from Mr. Harold(sic). He seems to be a very nice gentleman.
Mayor Berry returned from West Plains Monday night. Mrs. Berry, his wife, stood the trip well, and was no doubt in Washington City before her husband got back to Yellville.
The brick work of the church, except the gables, has been completed. Mr. Johnson came down from Harrison last Tuesday and is pushing the wood work to completion. It will be a beauty to our town and a credit to the country.
Luke Matlock brought in a piece of the finest most beautiful variegated marble from James Creek that we ever saw. Nick Miller, the marble man, said it is very valuable. There are great quantities of this marble in various parts of the county.
James E. Britton, of Woodruff County, James W. Harden, of Jackson County and J. T. Bonker, of Tenn. were in our County this week looking up homes. They were evidently men of considerable means and we would be pleased to have them make this county their home.
Mr. Henry Lewallen, one of Marion's best citizens, departed this life August 2nd, aged 29 years. He bore his two years suffering without a murmur, and left evidence of a bright hope beyond. To his many friends and relatives we tender our sincerest sympathy. W. H. White.
NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE
Ex-Judge David S. Terry of California was shot and killed by Deputy United States Marshal David Nagle of Lathro, Cal. Nagle was at breakfast with Justice Stephen Field of the United States Supreme Court, and Terry walked up and slapped Field in the face. At this, Nagle drew his revolver and shot Judge Terry through the heart. Justice Stephen Field of the United States Supreme Court was arrested at San Francisco on a warrant charging him with complicity in the murder of Ex-Judge Terry. He was at once released on a writ of habeus corpus under $5,000 bail. The funeral of Judge Terry took place at Stockton without incident.
August 30, 1889 Issue (Top)
An Indian at Monterey Hospital known to be over 150 years old.
A colored child was torn to pieces by a panther near Little Rock, Ark.
The Oklahoma Territorial Convention has decided to submit Woman Suffrage to a popular vote.
John L. Sullivan is at home at Boston. He says he will not fight Jackson, but wants to whip Jem(?) Smith, and will then retire from the ring forever.
Mrs. DeRoos Bailey is visiting relatives here this week.
Henry McCabe was seriously sick last week, but is able to be around now.
Mrs. D. C. Ross is visiting in the country this week.
David Eoff, Sheriff of Boone County, is attending court here.
C. P. Patterson has recently made some fine discoveries of zinc and gray copper on Water Creek.
Misses Emma and Ella Hudson have been visiting their sister in Flippin Bairns(sic).
A great many Searcy County people are here this week as witnesses in the Faught case.
William Shipp, the oldest White river boatman in the country is attending court.
Eli Hogan, a hustling implement man from Mtn. Home, made us a pleasant call this week.
F. L. Ball, of Peel, reports that some good mineral is being found in his vicinity.
Chief Engineer George Chase and Stephen Allbright, both of Fayetteville, were in this county this week looking after our mineral.
Leonard Seawel will start back to school at Altus next Monday. He will probably be accompanied by Marion and Quimby Seawel.
S. P. McLemore, of Mammoth Springs, is visiting here. He reports Mammoth Springs on a big boom.
Nat Estes says he has opened a zinc mine on James Creek from which two men can take out a ton of ore per day.
Married Aug. 21st, B. B. Baker to Miss Nancy E. George, both of DeSoto Tp. Squire C. G. Thompson officiated.
L. D. Harrel, the jolly insurance agent from Pine Bluff, has made many friends here this week, both for his company and himself.
Capt. McAfee was in town this week. His hand, which was so badly hurt some time ago, is nearly well now.
I am badly needing some money to pay off a small debt that will be due on the first day of Sept. If you can pay what you owe me court week, it will be greatly appreciated. W. T. Bryan.
Pinkney Cox, the hustler of Gassville, is attending court this week. He hasn't struck but one man that could beat him talking, and that was a lightning insurance agent from N. Y.
T. N. Johnson is getting ready to burn the brick for the new high school building. With two brick kilns in Yellville, we ought to boom in great shape.
J. M. Hamilton, one of our most enterprising Citizens, has just completed a splendid map of our County for the State Geologist, J. C. Branner. The drawing of this map will be of great benefit to Marion County.
Bob Briggs has sold his blacksmith shop to J. H. Thompson, Sr.
The Blankinship case has not yet been called up. The Faught case has been continued.
[Circuit Court notes are all too faded to read in this issue.]