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Mt. Echo Newspaper
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by Gladys Horn Brown

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January, 1890 Issue

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W. Q. Seawel is the happy father of a bran new girl.

"Uncle John" Phillips has been very poorly lately.

A bran new boy took up his board at the residence of J. C. Berry's last week.

Ye editor is making some improvements on his dwelling this week, and not before they were needed.

Mrs. F. L. Brewer, came over with the family of Dr. A. J. Brewer to be present at the opening of our school. She made many friends while here.

Yellville starts out with the New Year with a greater amount of encouragement before her than ever before. There is nothing to prevent her from becoming a splendid little inland city if our citizens continue to show the same spirit of enterprise that they possessed last year. Let us make it a rule that we will not allow any personal feelings to interfere with the prosperity of our town.

Rev. J. M. Cantrell of Mountain Home came over to be present at the opening of our school. He has many friends here and is always welcome.

Prosecuting attorney has brought suit against W. H. Wolf and his bond for $28 and some costs, the amount that Mr. Wolf is said to be behind with the State Treasurer. We presume that Bailey will make his a test case.

Dr. Brewer and family came over from Mountain Home and were present at the opening of the school. The doctor was highly pleased with everything here and left his son, Marcus, to attend school. Marcus is a bright boy and we predict that he will distinguish himself in school.

The ladies of Yellville can not be excelled on earth. They have been giving suppers and taking in money for some time, and when it was decided to open up one department of the school in the new church, they generously came forward and bought two handsome stoves with which to warm the building.

Our old friend, B. J. Carney, who was called to St. Louis last July on the death of his father, is again with us, and is as jovial and good hearted as usual. He is having the assessment work done on the [too faded to transcribe.]

OBITUARY [This is a rather long obituary but it is too faded to read. I could barely make out the name.] Last Monday --- Mrs. Maude McBee >/P>


January 17, 1890 (Top)

An Illinois man was drowned in crossing South Fork, between Salem and Mammoth Spring, last week.

Several of Sullivan's friends have been arrested and others forced into exile by Gov. Lowery, who is determined to teach pugilists to respect the laws of the state of Miss.


John Covington is putting up a porch and greatly improving the looks of his property.

Dr. Brewer and family got water bound last week and were compelled to stay with us till Sunday.

Lee Bearden and his sister, Catherine, of Exter, entered the school last Monday. There are 65 students now enrolled in the Institute and more expected next week.

Haydon and Butler of West Plains are plastering the Institute building. They have also been employed to make 88 square yards of blackboard.

J. T. Dysart and his brother were down on Cow Creek last week. They were greatly pleased with the mines in that region and pronounced the Bonanza the biggest thing they have yet seen.

In the preliminary trial of the rape case, in Boone Co., Sidney Dodson and Bole were released, and the other four young men held to await the action of the Grand Jury. Our people will be glad to hear that Sidney Dodson is innocent of the terrible crime of which he was charged.

Thomas Smart, of Prairie Township, killed a hog last week that was 21 months old, six feet long, measured five feet and ten inches around the girth and weighed, when dressed, 483 pounds.

Misses Drusie, Docie and Nora Bryan, of Marshall, came up last Monday to enter the institute. Miss Drusie is a sister and the other two nieces of Dr. Bryan. Our people extend to these young ladies a hearty welcome.


Mrs. Jessie and Master Clyde Roshobough, of Batesville, and Mrs. Katie and Adalade Cowan, of Little Rock, spent some days in visiting their nieces Misses May and Fannie(?) Cravens, of White River. They returned home on the steamer Ralph last Monday.


January 24, 1890 Issue (Top)

The judge granted Kunze, one of the men convicted of murdering Dr. Cronin, a new trial, and sentenced the other three, Coughlin, Burl and Sullivan to the penitentiary for (life?) [faded]

A great storm swept over the country on the 13th killing people in some places and destroying property in others. Four persons were killed and several wounded in St. Louis. At Clinton, Ky. eleven were killed and 70 wounded.

Our people here who have been afflicted with "La Grippe" will be surprised to hear that it is raging in Washington City to such an extent that the mail service is almost stopped. In Pennsylvania it is so prevalent that the railroads are not handling freight.

Mrs. W. R. Jones has been employed as primary teacher in the Yellville Institute. During her many years experience in teaching, Mrs. J. has displayed unusual ability both as a disciplinarian and an instructress. The people of Yellville are fortunate in securing the services of this talented lady. -- Valley Springs S. Journal.


Dr. Coker is the happy father of a bran new boy.

Nick Miller has been doing some splendid work in our native marble lately.

Mrs. Harris will soon have one of the best classes in instrumental music that has ever been organized in this town.

"Uncle Jim" Wickersham thinks he will have the court room ready for Circuit court. We sincerely hope that he will.

We forgot to mention in our paper last week that we received a pleasant call from Newt Strickland who is attending school at Rally Hill.

M. W. Butler, of West Plains, one of the men who has the contract to plaster the Institute building, fell from a scaffold last Wednesday and broke his arm.

Murphy, the plasterer, of West Plains, left here last week between two days. There were but one or two men who were sorry to hear of his leaving, and these were those who had trusted him.

John Noe returned from his visit to Dallas, Tex. last Saturday and enters school Monday. John has a splendid opportunity to get a good education and we have not doubt he will accept it.

The bank building has been completed. Too much praise cannot be given to the energy of Mayor Berry in pushing the work on this building to an early completion. It is a splendid building and no mistake.

What's the matter with the mail? It seems that the contractor between here and Mountain Home has no regard whatever for the people at this place. It don't come more than two thirds of the time and then it is generally from an hour to two hours late.

Mrs. Jane Ford, a widow lady, died at her home two miles east of town last Saturday. Mrs. Ford was a member of the M.E. Church South, was a consistent Christian and died in great peace. She was about 60 years of age and had been suffering several years with consumption. She was buried Sunday morning at the Noe graveyard on the Fallen Ash Road.

Rev. John Coker and Charley Covington will start to Fort Smith next week to sit on the U.S. Grand Jury.

The Layton marble front attracts the attention of everyone. It is more than ever evident that Mr. Layton contemplates going into business again soon. He has too much enterprise to remain out of active business. We wish him success in any undertaking he may decide to follow.

Hon. J. C. Floyd was attending Circuit Court in Newton County last week and is attending in Boone this week. Charley is not saying much just yet, but he makes an impression on every man with whom he comes in contact, that he will make an excellent prosecuting attorney.

Mr. McElhose, of Elixir, was in this vicinity last week selling organs. He is certainly a first class gentleman. He succeeded in selling a "Chicago Cottage" to Miss Mary LeFevers and a "Crown" to Mrs. W. R. Jones. He will be in this vicinity again in a short time and we think those wanting organs will do well to see him.

Ben Carney has taken the agency, for this county, for a Force Pump with which a ten-year old boy can throw water 100 feet. He proposes to put one of them in the well, in the court house yard, a first cost. He says he can sprinkle Main St. the entire length of the square with it. This would be a great thing in dusty weather.

The Institute is moving off in good shape. The Fourth reader department was transferred last Monday to Mrs. Jones' department. This gives those who are more advanced a much better chance, and the school is simply booming in both departments. Other teachers will be secured as soon as the attendance will justify, which will not be long.

INSTITUTE STUDENTS - The following are the names of the Institute students that have been enrolled up to date:
J. H. Hathcock, Udall, Mo.
Marcus Brewer, Mtn. Home, Ark.
F. A. Hill, Cedar Creek, Mo.
Duffy Griffin, Oakland, Ark.
Ada Layton, Sparta, Mo.
Lee Bearden, Exter, Ark.
M. C. Bearden, Exter, Ark.
Ella Jackson, Exter, Ark.
Drusie Bryan, Marshall, Ark.
Dosie Bryan, Marshall, Ark.
Nora Bryan, Marshall, Ark.
Thomas Montgomery, Onset, Ark.
Cleopa Hurst, Yellville, Ark.
Thos. Harris [all below ditto Yellville, Ark.]
Elsada Wickersham
Mae Wickersham
Frank Sims
Kate Ross
Virgie Layton
Nettie Wilson
Cynthia Montgomery
Mary Young
Lillie Carter
Flora Layton
Dora Wilson
Barbara Thompson
Mary Pierce
Minnie Ross
Essie Weast
Zora Ward
Mary Estes
Annie Cowdrey
C. N. Wilson
R. L. Berry
G. Q. Seawel
R. M. Briggs
G. R. Patterson
J. W. Hurst
D. A. Pierce
Lucian Weast
Thomas Hurst
Virgil Weast
C. F. Horner
Gus Seawel
Kenner Estes
B. F. Thompson
Arthur Hurst
J. C. Hurst
Willie Patterson
Thomas Jefferson
Bennie Ward
Hiram Fee
L. L. Seawel
Henry Hurst
Robert Hurst
Walter Seawel
T. M. Seawel
Nellie Hurst
Dogie Wilson
Abbie Young
Ernie Cowdrey
Daisey Cowdrey
Walter Layton
Beirde(?) McVey
Josie Montgomery
Ben Ross
Hall Ross
Daisey McCabe
Neil McCabe
Carrie LeFevers
Hugh Harris
Walter Horner

The following parties have obtained licenses to marry since we last published the list of marriages:
William Yocham, 60, Franklin - Cinthia Fisher, 40, Franklin
Wm. H. Hunter, 32, James Creek - Zorah J. Phillips, 20, James Creek
I. C. Paxton, 24, Union - Lidia Waggoner, 17, Union

       Died January 22, 1890, after nine days illness, Dora E. Horner, daughter of Jesse and Ann A.(unreadable) Horner, age ten months and six days. Another of the lambs gathered into the fold. The parents ask the prayers of the church in their sad bereavement. Eliza Rea.


January 31, 1890 Issue (Top)

Nellie Bly, a young lady, has just made a trip around the world in 73 days. This is the fastest time on record.


Dr. Coker is improving his property.

The "Lost Jack" three miles east of Yellville is showing up fine.

R. F. Patterson has just received a nice lot of candies, tobacco and cigars. Give him a call.

Whitfield Harris will move to one of his farms on White river in a few days.

Tom McCabe has found lead on one of his claims about two miles east of town.

We are under obligations to Charley Noe, of West Plains, and Bro. Carter of Mtn. Home, for favors this week.

E. D. McBride expects to move his family back to Harrison as soon as the Layton building is completed. We regret to lose so valuable a citizen.

John Allen Cowdrey will move into the Whitfield Harris property this week and will commence clerking at once for his uncle, J. S. Cowdrey.

Last Tuesday Isam Cantrell did what we presume no barber ever done before. He shaved and cut the hair of his grandfather, Abner Cantrell, who is 97 years old. The old gentleman is in good health.

Charley McMillan came in just as we were going to press. He is representing the Boone Banner.

There is a flying rumor here that George McCabe, Bob Vanzant, Bud Ingram and Julia Ann Keeter have been drowned in Buffalo River. We are inclined to doubt it.

Dick Woods has been working on the "Cedar Hollow," a zinc claim about three miles east of Yellville. He brought to our office, last Saturday, some of the finest kind of crush rock. Dick thinks he has struck it rich, and we hope that he has.

J. T. Dysart's wife writes from DesMoines, Iowa that the snow in that city is over three feet deep. Mr. Dysart is having some mining done in Yellville and finds even a coat uncomfortable, and the hottest day before next summer will not be as hot as the hottest in DesMoines.

John O'Neal got back yesterday. Everybody was glad to see him.

[A portion of this last page of January 1890 is too faded to read.]

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