Marion Co TOC
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ITEMS OF LOCAL INTEREST
May 1890 Issues
Abstracted & Copyrighted
by Gladys Horn Brown
May 2, 1890 Issue
ANNOUNCEMENTS [Abstracts & subject to the action of the Democratic Party.]
Gov. Eagle has been very sick for several days, but is better now.
Benton and Faulkner counties have instructed for Morrow for State Treasurer.
Seven patients in Massachusetts Insane Asylum received health and reason after an attack of "La Grippe."
Hon. Jacob Frolich, candidate for State Treasurer, has been at the point of death. ... LATER -- Mr. Frolich is dead.
Miss Winnie Davis is said to be engaged to a young northern man whose people were among the most prominent Abolitionists in the country.
We received notice last week from Mr. T. M. Seawell, Corresponding Secretary of the Henry W. Grady Literary Society of the Yellville Institute, that we had been elected an honorary member of that society. We duly appreciate the honor and herewith return our thanks to members for the distinction thus conferred. May the influence of this society for good and for the future of the community of Yellville be proportionate to that influence exercised and wielded by its illustrious and immortal namesake upon the future of this country. -- Baxter County Citizen.
Look out for mad dogs.
Leonard Weast is improving his residence.
Seven boxes of good pills at Patterson's for $1.
St. Louis Roller Mill flour at J. S. Cowdrey's.
Call at the post office for the new boom envelope.
For tobacco, cigars and cigarettes, go to Patterson's.
Please don't expect us to make affidavit to legal work done, without first paying us for it.
Newcomers at John Bawcom's and Matt Owens.' Both are boys and Democrats. So says Dr. Noe.
John Cowdrey carries a full line of the celebrated Tennent Stribling & Ely Boots and Shoes. Buy no other.
If you go to Patterson's for drugs you will be sure to get what you want, properly and carefully labeled.
Under the new process, Mr. Tibbs can take pictures as well on a cloudy day as any other. Give him a call.
J. S. Cowdrey wants all the candidates to come in and electioneer with him to buy a suit of Clothes, a Hat and a pair of Boots or Shoes.
If you want a history of Arkansas, call on G. R. Patterson. He has the agency for this county. Everybody should have this splendid history.
The Yellville Echo deserves praise for great improvements recently in all its departments. It is one of the best papers of North Arkansas now. -- Harrison Times.
J. S. Cowdrey buys his boots and shoes of the celebrated new cash house of Tennent Stribling & Ely Shoe company, therefore, he can sell you boots and shoes cheaper than the cheapest.
Now that the Central Committee has decided how the ticket shall be nominated, every man who intends to make the race should announce at once, so that the people can begin to make up their minds whom they will support.
Editor Echo: You will please direct my Echo to Prescott, A. T., care of J. F. Wilson. I left Alton, Mo., Thursday with papa and I am now on the train sailing through Colorado. I have seen many snow-capped mountains and have just passed some Mexican villages. I also saw three cowboys today. Give my regards to Mrs. Jones. -- Irene Wilson.
The patrons who accepted the invitation to visit the school last Friday evening enjoyed themselves highly. The entertainment given by the young people showed that they are beginning to study some of the knotty problems with which they will soon have to deal. These impromptu entertainment will be given every two weeks on Friday evenings. Let everybody attend the next one.
We take pleasure in calling the attention of our readers to the announcement of Hon. T. H. Flippin as a candidate for Representative. Mr. Flippin was born and raised in Marion county, and is certainly familiar with the wants and needs of our people. He has most of his life, been engaged in farming, but has a fair education and is well posted on the political issues of the day, both local and national. He is a thorough Democrat, a fluent speaker and has done a great deal of work for the party. He was elected by the Democratic Party to represent this county in the State Legislature in '84. His record as a public man is before the people, and he is willing to be judged by it.
The new town council has started off like it means business. J. H. Berry has been appointed Treasurer and J. A. Young Marshall and Street Commissioner. The Marshall will be given a salary and his service will belong to the town. We think the action of the council a wise one. We can't expect any man to spend his time in keeping peace and working the streets without paying him for it. Now we predict we will have better behavior at public gatherings and better streets. Let the Marshall be given every encouragement.
Hon. S. W. Peel and Senator Berry have sent several valuable maps, books, etc., to our school, for which the school and all our citizens are grateful. These gentlemen never forget their duty or their constituency.
A dog, supposed to be mad, created considerable excitement north of town last week. It bit a horse, two calves and two dogs belonging to Frank Taylor, a cow for Thomas Roberson, and it is supposed that the other stock in that vicinity was bitten. The dog was finally killed by Nat Estes. It was a large black one, wearing a collar and a piece of trace chain. Look out for mad dogs.
MARRIAGES: The following parties have been licensed to marry since we last published the list in March:
OBITUARY: We received the following clipping from Independence county, which we were requested to publish:
BUFFALO MINING DISTRICT
May 9, 1890 Issue Missing
May 16, 1890 Issue (Top)
Wood E. Thompson has withdrawn from the race for Supt. of Public Instruction of this State. Shinn will doubtless receive the nomination.
Blaine requests that our Ministers abroad be given the title of "Ambassadors." What will the Republican Party suggest next in favor of changing the laws and customs that have been honored for a century.
The clerk's office at Eureka Springs was burglarized one night last week and the record of indictments and all the indictments against ex-Treasurer Field and others were stolen. Gip Taylor, Deputy Clerk, offers a reward of $250 for the arrest and conviction of the thief and the return of the papers. Ex-Treasurer Field offers an additional reward of $100. Boone Banner.
MORE MINING NEWS
We forgot to state last week that the company that had taken on operation on Ad. Hampton's farm, and had paid $100 down, came back at the end of the time and renewed the option paying another $100. This insures the sale of the property, as no sensible man or company would be paying out $100 every 30 days for nothing.
John T. Dysart, Jr. has become sole agent for the Hamilton & Dysart Marion County Arkansas Mineral map, by whom all orders will be promptly filled at the Wilson House, Yellville, Marion county, Arkansas.
W. Q. Seawel last Saturday brought up some of the finest carbonate of zinc from his mines on Rush creek that we have ever seen. It will pay any of our citizens to call at Mr. Seawel's store and take a look at these specimens.
J. T. Dysart has struck a fine thing on Lost Jack, three miles east of town. His men are now working a vein of mineral bearing zinc with a five foot face. The rock is full of the very finest jack. In fact, there is two or three times as much zinc as there is rock. This will call for a crusher out there.
M. F. Ellis, an expert from Atchison, Kan., who has made two or three trips into this county to examine our mineral for large capitalists, arrived in town Wednesday night and will be here about a month. A Mr. Solimon and a Mr. Bowman accompanied him. Mr. Solimon is quite an old gentleman and very wealthy. He put up the first crusher that was built in Colorado in 1859. Mr. Ellis is very enthusiastic over our county and says a man can find a zinc mine most anywhere here. It occurs to us that our mines are on a boom.
Joe Lemen(sic) was out at the mine on the bluff fork of James creek last Saturday. He says Mr. Beattie has taken out between 75 and 100 tons of zinc and that he has 46 tons of machinery about ready to be shipped here. The machinery consists of a crusher and other fixtures. The crusher is to have a capacity of 50 tons and will be furnished with steam jigs and rollers. Mr. Lemen(sic) thinks that this mine will be one of the richest in the county. We understand from another source that Mr. Beattie is getting ready to build a tramway from his mine to White river.
John Pierce left last Saturday on a visit to his old home in Illinois.
The new school desks are at McBee's Landing.
Mrs. E. L. Berry is training a class of children for an entertainment in the near future.
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"Bob" King and wife passed through town on a visit to Mountain Home last Friday.
__ D. McBride and J. B. Wood ____ W. A. Blalock will build the ___ school house at Harrison.
Let everybody come out to the school election next Saturday. Come out and let your preferences and sentiments be known.
A. B. Allen is visiting old friends in Yellville this week. He formerly lived here and says it seems like home to him.
Dr. J. C. Higgs was not satisfied with his location at Peel and has removed to Bennets, Baxter Co., where he expects to locate permanently.
It is not often that a newspaper man can get a good print when he first puts a new dress on his paper. If the print should be a little bad this week please excuse us. We sincerely hope that we can conduct The Echo in the future with less severity than we have used in the past, but we intend to hew to the line let the chips fall where they may.
"Uncle Billy" Reynolds, of Flippin, made our office a pleasant call last Thursday and complimented The Echo very highly. Mr. Reynolds is one of our best citizens and his encouraging words were thankfully received.
Mrs. Olive Carter is going to raise silk worms this year. She received quite a good lot of eggs from Washington and will try to start the silk industry here. This is a fine climate for the mulberry, and we hope the experiment will be a paying one.
The courthouse at Salem, Fulton county, was burned one night last week. A great many records were lost, and the "Fulton Banner" which was in the courthouse, was also burned. It is the work of an incendiary. We hope that the "Banner" will soon get in shape to make its regular visits to us.
The two Literary societies last Friday night held interesting sessions. The question for debate was the Yellville Literary society "Resolved that a high protective tariff is a blessing to the country. Affirmative speakers, Stell Davis and John Hathcock. Negative speakers, G. R. Patterson and John O'Neal. The question was able discussed and decided in favor of the negative. Dr. Bryan gave a short but interesting lecture on anatomy and physiology at the close of the session. It was listened to by both societies. There will be a contest between the two societies Friday night, May 23rd. An interesting programme has been made out. Let everybody come out. Dr. Bryan and Dr. Coker are each expected to deliver a lecture on hygiene in the near future.
The Echo modestly comes to its readers this week in a bran new dress, considerably enlarged and improved. There is no greater proof of the rapid improvement of our county than in the prosperity of The Echo. No newspaper can be prosperous in a slow and unprosperous community, and no community can afford to do without a wide-awake and progressive local paper -- one that is ever ready to defend the interests of the community, and to be in the van in every progress. Since The Echo came under its present management, we can truthfully say it has done its best to help build up the town and county and to promote the best interests of the people. We have acted in every instance on what we thought was right and our readers knowing this have always generously forgiven our mistakes. It is true that in contending for a better society we have met with considerable opposition, and in some instances personal feelings have been engendered, but no newspaperman is worth a cent to his community that has not the courage of his convictions. We have been nobly backed by those who believe in law, order, progress, and the suppression of evil. We thank our friends for the support given, and thank our enemies for the part they have taken to bringing about the prosperity of The Echo. [cut off.]
The Harrison Times thinks that if we would investigate we would find the one that needs "scorching" in the Meriott and Lovelady case is nearer home than Harrison. We are satisfied that a commitment should have been given to the jailer in Harrison by our authorities, and we are also sure that the jailer should have demanded a commitment before receiving the prisoners. Besides it occurs to us that undue haste and secrecy was used in the haebas corpus.
FROM REA VALLEY
Health is good this week, with the exception of J. E. Montgomery who is still suffering with cancer on his side.
Jack Wheat's cow, which was bitten by the mad dog that was killed by Nat Estes a few days ago, went mad and had to be killed.
John Hataway(sic), who lived on the Hull farm near White river, has moved over into Baxter county. It is believed that he took enough provisions out of R. E. Montgomery's house to last him on his journey.
DELINQUENT TAX LIST. [Only the names are transcribed. They are turned surname first in order to alphabetize. Some names are listed multiple times, but transcribed only once here.]
The lands and lots and parts of lots returned delinquent in Marion County, Arkansas for the year 1889, together with the taxes and penalty charge thereon, agreeable to law, are contained and described in the following list, viz:
May 23, 1890 Issue (Top)
Hot Springs had a $40,000 fire last week.
The Louisiana Lottery is offering the state $1,000,000 per annum for a renewal of its charter. It is to be seen whether or not the honor of Louisiana is for sale.
Mammoth Springs had a regular water spout one day last week. The fish dam was washed away and all the fish escaped. No one was injured as everybody happened to be in doors.
Jake Kilrain is doing some good training now. He is carrying off lumber for a saw mill in Miss. His three months will soon be up, after which he will be ready for another bout with some pugilist.
At Jackson, Tennessee last week, a Frenchman insulted the little nine year old daughter of a respectable citizen, and her father had him arrested and tied up, after which he gave him 900(?) lashes with a horse whip. He was then released and [cut off]
Dave Morris, a constable of Sharpe County, last week killed N. J. Adams. He claimed to have a warrant for the arrest of Adams and that Adams resisted. Morris is the man who killed Thos. Yates, Adams' son-in-law, last winter. Sharpe county had best take his "pops" from him.
John B. Lizenby, of Washington county, was recently assassinated, and it is supposed, by Zack Mason. It seems that Lizenby had accused Mason of criminal intimacy with his own (Mason's) sister, and tried to have him indicted for incest by the grand jury. Mason is the son of Rev. Clark Mason, who is well known all over Northwest Arkansas. Mason can not be found.
J. T. Montgomery, of Onset, was in town last Monday and left three subscriptions that he had obtained for us in his neighborhood. We hope all our friends will now begin to work for us.
Joe Lemon has made a rich find of lead on one of his private claims, the Esperanza. He also took out about five tons of lead and zinc last week from the Cincinnati, one of the Shoney company's mines.
Mr. Fristo, a wealthy mining capitalist, of Kansas City, arrived here last Wednesday. He, Mr. Hughes, W. Q. Seawel and J. T. Dysart are out examining the country. A great deal depends on how Mr. Fristo and Mr. Hughes likes the mineral outlook here.
T. C. Hopkins, who is here making the marble survey for the State Geologist, went up to Dodd city last Monday. He has carefully examined the marble everywhere he has gone, and his report will be a big thing for Northwest Arkansas. He told us Wednesday that it is possible that our marble will be more valuable than our mines.
S. H. Emanuel and S. Weil left last Sunday for New York, after ordering The Echo sent to all the offices of the new N. Y. Lead & Zinc Company. Mr. Weil, who is President of the company, was highly pleased with the property, and will have active work to begin at once. This company has plenty of money and it proposes to work its property in the most modern, improved and scientific manner. The property belonging to this company is on James creek.
Judge Fulkerson, of Virginia, is still in this county, and has been for several days the guest of Eld. W. B. Flippin. Mr. Flippin says that the judge wants to lease all the land embraced by White river, from the head of James creek to McBee's Landing. This would surely be the largest mining camp in the country, and mineral can be found almost all over it. Of course it will be impossible for the judge to get all this territory, but he will probably get enough of it to make it one of the richest mining sections in our county.
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Everybody is pleased with the seven column Echo.
We forgot to mention last week that Isam Cantrell has removed to Sebastian county.
Dr. Coker has fully decided that he will not make the race for Representative.
__. D. Powell believes in the Power of the press. He called in last Friday and left us 10 cash subscribers, most of whom are St. Louis capitalists. Many thanks.
The new lock boxes for the post office have arrived and as soon as the office is removed will be put in. Yellville is putting on more and more city airs all the time.
D. M. Halliburton, the jolly Life Insurance agent who stopped here several days last summer, is a candidate for the Legislature in Yell county.
Squire Pierce, of Blythe township, requested us to say in our last issue that he would not be a candidate for any office. We forgot the __ last week but call attention to it now.
___ H. Young, of Ravenden Springs is visiting his brother J. A. ___ of this place. Mr. Young is a former citizen of our town and appears to be a nice young gentleman.
"Aunt" Phamy Vanzandt, wife of "Uncle Sam" Vanzandt, died at her home last Tuesday. She was a noble woman and was loved by all. A suitable obituary will appear next week.
W. C. McBee and family, and Miss Norberry, his children's governess, are visiting friends in Springfield this week. It is reported on reliable authority that Mr. McBee and Miss Norberry will be married at Springfield. [GHB Note: Wm. C. McBee to Winnie M. Norburg 7 Aug. 1890 Greene Co, MO]
An entertainment will be given by the children next Sunday night. The programme is very interesting and everybody should attend. Mrs. J. H. Berry and Mrs. E. L. Berry have the management of the entertainment, which insures its perfect success.
S. W. Woods, of Izard county, arrived in our town with his family last Monday, and will become a permanent citizen here. Mr. Woods is a brilliant young attorney, a staunch Democrat and a thorough gentleman, and we cordially welcome him to our thriving town. He will occupy a part of the old Layton Hotel for the present.
The school election last Saturday was well attended and very harmonious. G. W. McDowell was elected school director, a tax of 3-1/2 mills was voted, and it was decided to have a 5 months free school, under the supervision of Profs. Harris and Watson. This will give all the children in the district the advantages that those who are attending the Institute are receiving, which beyond all question gives them better facilities than they have ever before had. The free school opens August 1st.
We take pleasure in calling the attention of our readers to the professional card of S. W. Woods, who has located with us for the practice of law. Mr. Woods graduated in the law school at Louisville, Ky., in 1882 and immediately came back to Melbourne and entered the practice. He has been engaged in the practice of law ever since, and has built up quite an enviable reputation. In '86 he was admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the State. These qualifications certainly ought to give him a favorable introduction to our people.
The attention of our readers is called to the announcement of J. W. Smith, of Sugar Loaf township, as a candidate for Assessor. Mr. Smith is a young man of much promise. He has taught school for six years and holds a first grade certificate, and is, therefore, certainly well qualified for the position he seeks. He is an active young man, with excellent habits, and has never voted anything but the straight Democratic ticket. He also says that he will gracefully submit to the action of his party. If he is elected, we feel sure that he will be an active, fair and competent Assessor.
We take pleasure in calling the attention of our readers to the announcement of G. W. McDowell as candidate for County Treasurer. Mr. McDowell is too well and favorably known to need any recommendation on our part. He has never sought office in his life and only consents to make this race at the earnest solicitation of his many friends. He is conceded to be the best bookkeeper in the county, and that he is thoroughly honest and reliable no one will deny. His business is such that he cannot enter actively into the canvass, but he says if he is elected he will be the Treasurer, and that he will attend to all the business himself.
Bob and Omer Rea visited home Sunday.
T. L. Gilley is out of school this week on account of poor health.
J. B. Clark was called home on account of the sickness of his mother.
FROM REA VALLEY
Crops are looking very well considering the backward weather.
J. E. Montgomery is no better.
We had an interesting school meeting last Saturday and voted a 2-1/2 mil tax. This will run us a good summer school year next year.
We are informed that one of Nin Wood's steers is laying out in the mountains two miles Southwest of here, with a bullet hole in its forehead.
FROM "PIZEN" BEND
Crops are about all planted in this neck of the woods. Most of the cotton is up but the cool nights are making it look like some of us candidates will look after the convention.
The river is in good boating stage yet, and has been for the last six months. Don't say we have no river. Mr. Editor: Let's take stock in the White and Black River Transportation company and let Gould and Gen. Clayton have the railroad.
The steamer Ralph will perhaps make one more trip this season.
The seats for the church and school at Yellville have not arrived at our Wharf yet.
Our school meeting in District No. 1 went off all okay, and the school has been entrusted to Miss Minnie Clendenen of Baxter County.
Mr. Editor: Come down and let's go a fishing before it gets too hot. Guess we can catch you a grinnel.
May The Echo live long and prosper. -- A. G. Cravens.
May 30, 1890 (Top)
Sam T. Chambers of Washington County killed I. N. Brown last week.
On March 4th, a ship was wrecked on one of the New Hebrides islands and the passengers and crew, 51 in number, were tomahawked and eaten by the natives.
Miss Florence McKeogh, a young lady living near Hot Springs, was shot and perhaps fatally wounded last week while out riding. The assassin is unknown.
A young man by the name of Kirby who was supposed to have murdered an old man named Rogers, in Stone county, Mo. last December, has been captured. He confessed his guilt.
The Mountain Echo, published at Yellville, comes to us this week in a bran new dress; greatly improved in appearance and general makeup. -- Shake Bro. Jones. -- Green Forest Tribune.
CURE FOR HYDROPHOBIA
The Census Enumerators will begin their work in this county, and everywhere else, next Monday. The following questions will be asked you, and you should be ready to answer at once.
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J. S. Cowdrey has put up a new sign in front of his store.
__ Carter's silk worms ___
Dr. Bryan has had his office repainted this week.
Henry McCabe is fitting up R. F. Patterson's drug store in first class shape this week.
J. T. McCracken, and Eld. W. B. Flippin gave The Echo a friendly call last Tuesday.
James Milum and his sister, Miss Myra, of Lead Hill, was visiting friends and relatives here last Saturday and Sunday.
Dr. Joe Simpson, of Mountain Home, an old school mate of ours, came over with Dr. Brewer last Saturday and paid us a pleasant visit.
Jimmy, the little eight year old son of "Uncle Joe" Burlison, got one of his toes cut of Thursday morning. We did not learn the particulars.
Dr. ___ Adams and Miss Permelin Newton were married last Sunday. Rev. __ C. Ross officiated. The happy couple have the best wishes of The Echo. [There is a black streak through this but the marriage record is J. G. Adams, 24, Hampton to Permelia M. Newton, 18, White River. Marriage on 25 May 1890.]
John B. Milum informs us that he expects to build a house in Yellville, move here and send his children to school. We think William Sims will do likewise.
We would be glad to have all our candidate friends pay up. We wish to make some investments that we can not make without the cash. Please pay up at the mass meeting June 7th.
The re-election of the entire faculty of the Institute without a dissenting voice was quite a compliment to the teachers who have worked earnestly and faithfully for the success of the school.
Work on the courthouse is progressing this week. Two or three rooms have been plastered. A nice balustrade is put on top which improves the looks wonderfully. The roof is also being painted.
Dr. Coker and Garrett Patterson went up to Harrison to the Soldier's Decoration, which takes place today (Friday). The grave of every Union soldier in the land is every year covered with flowers on the 30th of May.
W. C. Bradford who lives north of town had a little child to fall off his porch a few days ago, and get seriously hurt. It was thought for over an hour that the child was dead. It is better now but is badly bruised up.
The entertainment given by the Earnest Workers last Sunday night was a success. The children all acquitted themselves well and created a very favorable impression on the large crowd present. Mrs. J. H. Berry and Mrs. E. L. Berry deserve much praise for the interest they took in making the entertainment a success.
We take pleasure in calling the attention of our readers to the announcement of Hon. S. W. Peel as a candidate for Congress. Col. Peel is too well and favorable known to need any recommendation on our part. He has served the people of this District for many years, and has never failed to do his duty on any occasion. He is a great and tireless worker, and on account of his standing among the members of the House he has succeeded in getting through Congress several bills of great importance to the people of this District. His greatest work this session will be in getting appropriation for the improvement of White river. He has succeeded in getting $30,000 recommended by the Committee on Rivers and Harbors, and the bill will doubtless pass. If Col. Peel is again chosen as our standard bearer in this District, we shall win easily and have a good and faithful Representative.
DeWit, son of Prof. Harris, who has been in Texas for some time, came home last week. He will enter school here this fall.
Our school now has a museum. It is intended to collect every kind of curiosity, every kind of rock, mineral or anything else that will be of interest, and place them in the Library room of the school. This will be an important feature in our school and everybody is invited to contribute. If you have any war or Indian relics, or anything else of curious or interesting character, please contribute it to our museum.
The Educational Committee of the District High school held interesting sessions her last Sat. and Sat. night. The following members were present: Rev. S. F. Dykes, P. E., Dr. Brewer, Dan McCurry and Rev. D. C. Ross. J. W. Black was elected to fill the vacancy caused by the removal of G. C. Rhodes. It was decided to have ten months of school next year, beginning the last Monday of September this year. Prof. Harris and Watson were elected co-Principals, Mrs. W. R. Jones was elected Principal of the Primary Department, Mrs. T. W. Harris was elected Principal of the Music Department, and Ella Seawall(sic) was elected Librarian. Fifteen hundred circulars were ordered printed and the Financial Agent instructed to spare no pains or expense to have the advantages of the school set forth to those who desire an education. Every traveling and local preacher in the Harrison Dist. is earnestly solicited to become actively interested in the success of the school. They are further urged to bring as many good books as they can collect, for our Library, to the Dist. Conference, or to send them at once to Rev. L. L. Seawel, Librarian.
The contest between the two Literary Societies last Friday night received considerable attention. People began to pour into town from the country long before night, and when the contest opened the large lower room of the Institute building was densely packed with an intelligent and attentive audience. The contest opened with a beautiful song by the Henry W. Grady Society, after which the audience stood up and listened to the Earnest prayer delivered by the Chaplain of the Yellville Society, Rev. John Hathcock.
OBITUARY [This obituary is too faded to read, but since it is an obituary, an attempt was made. Anyone researching this person should review the newspaper film. The dates are my best translation.]