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

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November 1, 1889 Issue


Charley Wilson has taken a relapse and is very sick again.

Mayor Berry has gone to Eureka Springs to meet his wife, who has been visiting her mother at Washington City for several weeks.

The young folks have organized a Literary Society. It will meet every Friday night. We wish the society success.

"Uncle" John Thompson is still able to walk to town. He bears his affliction with a resignation and heroism that is remarked by all.

Notice is hereby given that after this date I will not be responsible for any debts that Charity Smith may contract. F. M. Smith

While here on business last Saturday, David Teaff, of Powell, received a kick from a horse that came very nearly breaking his leg. Dr. Noe bandaged his leg and he rode home. We have not heard from him since.

Mr. J. S. Duncan, brother to W. M. Duncan, now at Eureka Springs, is here and will remain for awhile in the bank of Harrison, but will finally go to Yellville in the banking business. Boone Banner.

Have your cotton ginned at Yellville by J. W. Pierce. He will gin for the 15th or $3 per bale cash, and will wrap it as cheap or cheaper than any one else. He is also making extra good flour and meal. Give him a call.

R. W. Perry, of George's Creek, brought in the finest sweet potatoes, Irish potatoes and Ben Davis apples that we have seen this year. He has more than enough of each to do him a year. Mr. Perry is a thrifty farmer and has paid for The Echo to June 5, 1891.

Our new bank will be ready for business in less than a month.

Brick work on the new bank building began last Friday. It will be pushed to a rapid completion.

R. E. Stafford has sold his farm near the mouth of Greasy to Len Adams. Mr. Stafford will start to Texas next week.

Mrs. Dr. Hart, of Mtn. Home, came over last Friday to see her sister, Mrs. Amanda Macy, who is visiting relatives here. Mrs. Hart was accompanied by her son.

The rock foundation of the new High School building elicits admiration from all who see it. It is the best foundation of its size we have ever seen. And it is not so small either.

Judge Flippin, and Elder George, of Baxter Co., paid us a pleasant visit last Friday. Bro. George is a most successful evangelist. He is a very pleasant gentleman, and made a very favorable impression on us.

McBride is now hauling brick from his new kiln. This is the third kiln he has burned this year and it is the finest brick we have seen in Arkansas. He will complete the court house and bank building at once. He is making another kiln which he will use to build the Layton marble front.

Yellville still booms. More men are at work improving the town than in any other town of its size in the state. This boom lived through the hot months, and will now live all winter, and if we are not greatly mistaken, next season will see Yellville on a regular city boom.

Engineer George Chase, of Fayetteville, paid us another pleasant visit this week. He laid off a new town up in Boone last week. It is on Mr. E. J. Rhodes' land and will probably be named for that enterprising gentleman. Mr. Chase says the mineral prospects on Sugar Loaf are very flattering. Several Springfield capitalists are investing up there.

J. S. Duncan, a young capitalist of Pennsylvania, who will probably have an interest in our new bank, came over from Harrison with Mayor Berry last Friday, and stayed over till Sunday. He made us a pleasant call, and assured us he had fully made up his mind to locate here permanently. There is no better spot on earth for a young man to invest his money than in Marion County, the "Birmingham of the west."

Mr. G. W. Chase, who is largely interested in the Rush creek mines south of Yellville was in to see the Banner crew this week. He says they have as fine prospects as he ever saw in any country, and that arrangements are being perfected by which large capitalists will take hold there in the matter of developing, etc. Mr. Chase is an energetic and thorough going business man and pushes everything which he takes hold of. Boone Banner.

"Uncle Jim" Wickersham has done a grand work for the county by his indefatigable labors in getting our Court house built. With very little money in the county treasury, he has secured subscriptions enough to complete a building that would have cost $30 000 000 in county script. Uncle Jim has rode all over the county to get these subscriptions. They are now due, and he asks each one to come in and pay without putting him to further trouble. This is a sacred debt and should be settled promptly.

In our issue between Christmas and New Year, we want to give the name, P.O. address and occupation of every citizen that has ever lived in Marion county who is now living outside the county. Not being acquainted with the people of the past, we will have to depend entirely on our friends. Let everyone who has a relative or friend that once lived in this county, but is now living elsewhere, come in and give me the name, address and occupation of such relative or friend. If you can't come in write us. We will begin taking the names this week. [Transcriber note: No such listing was found in December issues.]

Sheriff Poynter and Deputy Sheriff Drake got back from Little Rock last Sunday. Blankinship gave them no trouble. They left him wearing striped clothes and pounding iron. Blankinship is a good carpenter and will be put at that trade soon. He seemed to be cheerful and went to work without any trouble. Sheriff Poynter says he met with J. C. Higgs, J. G. Adams and Dr. McCurry. They are in the medical school and are getting along nicely. Haywood Chafin, who was confined in the state prison from the county last spring, was sick. Dave Hampton was out on the farm and could not be seen. Mr. Poynter visited the blind school, and met with our blind boys. Jimmy Baker is learning rapidly, being ..[cut off at the bottom of the film.]

Rev. D. C. Ross did more to get up the boom at Yellville last spring than any one else. He it was that got the church house on foot, and he did more to get the High School located here than any one else. He starts to Conference soon. If his salary is not paid in full, it should be before he starts. It would be ingratitude in us to do otherwise.


November 8, 1889 Issue Missing


November 15, 1889 Issue (Top)


Mrs. W. I. LeFevers is very sick this week.

Ben Fee has had a chimney put to his house, and proposes to keep warm this winter.

R. E. Swafford started to Texas last Monday. Mr. Swafford was one of our best citizens and we regret to lose him. However, we wish him success.

Kenner Estes has been over at Mtn. Home several days. He acted as Devil in the Citizen office while there. Kenner is a splendid boy and should learn the printing business.

K. L. Estes of Yellville is visiting his uncle here, J. M. Cantrell. He has also rendered us valuable assistance in the office this week. By the way, we can say that he is the finest pensman in north Arkansas. Baxter County Citizen.

Henry Woodward and A. B. Cheek, of Harrison, are here doing the fine painting on the college building for Mr. Johnson. [unable to finish]

[Most of the newspaper is so faded as to be impossible to read most of it. Effort is being made to search through it for any births, deaths, marriages, etc.]

Dr. Noe has returned from a visit to West Plains.

Uncle Jim Cypret brought in two of the largest turnips we have ever seen just as we were going to press. We will give full particulars next week.

Mayor Berry and wife returned home last Saturday. They will live with Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Berry until the bank building is completed, after which they will make their home on the second floor of the structure.

Isam Cantrell is on the sick list this week.

There was another wedding in town last night. Rev. Wm. Biggs was married to Miss Eliza Hudson. We wish the happy parties every kind of success and happiness.

Married November 14th at the residence of the bride's father, J. H. Berry, Rev. D. C. Ross officiating, Miss Mary Berry of this place to Mr. W. J. Gear of Springfield. They happy couple departed for Springfield after partaking of a bountiful repast. We wish them success and a most happy life.

[The remainder of this page is too faded to transcribe.]


November 22, 1889 Issue (Top)


Harvey Hathcock, of Udall, Mo., was in town last week. He made us a pleasant call.

Some of Charley Brunson's family have been very sick for several weeks but they are better now.

Dr. Wilson brought a stalk of corn to our office that is 15 feet long. Who can beat it?

Nick Miller is doing some of the stone lettering for the Yellville bank.

Misses Irene Wilson and Ada Layton made The Echo a pleasant call last Tuesday evening.

We received a letter from J. C. Higgs last week. He is getting along nicely at the medical college.

Mrs. Amanda Macy and her daughter, Miss Carrie Oliver, came to Yellville from Rally Hill last week.

Huddle & McHargue, Powell, Ark., will do your horse shoeing and wagon repairing in first class order, on short notice.

Rev. J. H. Wade preached at Yellville last Sunday night. He will preach next Sunday and Sunday night.

Hon. J. C. Floyd was honored by being appointed by Governor Eagle as a Delegate to the Silver Conventions which meet at St. Louis on the 26th of this month.

J. H. Davenport at the H. L. Standly old stand, will furnish his customers cotton bagging and ties for $1.25 per pattern, and gin their cotton and put it up in first class style.

Thomas Harris and W. M. Butler, of Prairie Grove, brought in a load of household furniture for Prof. Harris last Monday night. Mrs. Harris and the children will come in about three weeks. The Prof. cannot be here till the very last of the year as his school does not close till Christmas Eve.

Last Tuesday morning we learned that Dr. Sims had at last solved the problem of Perpetual Motion. We immediately called on the doctor and was informed by him that he had made the discovery about three weeks before. He says he has completely overcome gravity by using 12 bodies, each of which ...[The rest of this is not legible.]

Rev. W. L. Downing has been in town a few days this week. He preached last Tuesday night.


November 29, 1889 Issue (Top)


R. F. Patterson went to Harrison last week. He returned Wednesday.

We neglected to state last week that J. W. Pierce had again become a resident of our town.

McBride, we think, deserves great credit for the pains he has taken with the brick work here. The court house is simply a beauty.

Misses Virgie and Flora Layton gave their little friends a party last Monday night which was a very enjoyable affair.

Clint Butler will remain permanently as a clerk at Henry Young's and Ben Ward will hold the same position at McDowel's.

Pat Carson has been sick for several weeks but is able to be up now. He has also had considerable sickness in his family.

H. E. Noe has been sick for several weeks, but was able to come to town last Saturday. He will teach this winter at the Hurst.

We neglected to mention Scott Benton, John O'Neal and Garrett Patterson in naming those who helped us with our press.

[This page is too faded. No deaths, births or marriages could be seen by this transcriber.]

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