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Mt. Echo Newspaper
June 1890 Issues
Abstracted & Copyrighted
by Gladys Horn Brown

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June 1, 1890 Issue

Rube Burrows has been captured and is now on trial.

Kilrain served out his time and has been released. He says he was well treated in Miss., and that Sullivan is the hardest hitter in the world.

A car went through a drawbridge at Oakland, Cal., May 30th and about twenty persons were dropped into San Francisco Bay and drowned.

It is almost certain that the state of Louisiana will not re-charter the Louisiana Lottery.

Snowden Smith, of Prarie Grove, died May 30th of Hydrophobia. He was bitten over a year ago by a small black dog. He died in great agony.

Ex-Senator Charles W. Jones, of Florida, has been adjudged insane by Probate Judge Durfee, of Detroit, and was committed to St. Joseph's Retreat.


Dr. Bryan's father and mother are visiting him.

Abe McVey has been appointed gauger, vice E. T. Record resigned.

We forgot to say that B. M. Estes and daughter were visiting relatives here last week.

H. E. Sharpe, of Lead Hill, last week married Miss Elizabeth Cooper.

LOCAL ECHOINGS [Big portions of the left side of the Local Echoings column are torn out or black.)

___ blacksmith by the name of ____nk, of Rea Valley, was arrested last Tuesday, charged with wife beating. We have not learned how the trial ended.

Dr. J. M. Coker will address the Democrats of Water Creek Township on Friday, June 13, at 1:00 p.m., on the live issues of the day.

The undersigned has a good buggy and a good heavy hack which he desires to sell cheap for cash or exchange for horse property. -- Charley Wilson.

J. T. Dysart last Wednesday captured a tarantula, centipede, and a stinging lizard. He has preserved them in alcohol and values them highly.

George Wilkinson and John and George Hawkins were arrested last Monday charged with stealing honey from Zeke Hampton. The prosecuting witnesses failed to appear, on account of a misunderstanding, and the boys were released.

There is talk of organizing a Christian Church in town. We hope the enterprise will be a success. There are about 30 members of that church in and near to town and it seems to us that they should organize, and if possible, build a nice church here. This would encourage a great many good people of that denomination to locate with us.

We have it on the very best authority that Whitfield Harris has ordered a new mill, of 40 barrel capacity. He will set it up at the old Weast water mill about a mile south of town. It will of course be run by water power. Of course The Echo of a few weeks ago had nothing to do in bringing this about, but don't it look a little singular that the mill was ordered in a short time after we began to agitate the matter?

A young man by the name of Wootton, was arrested at Oakland charged with stealing a pair of pants that someone else had just bought of Geo. Layton. He was tried before Squire Rea last Monday and fined $10 and sentenced five days in the county jail. The water spout at Fayetteville raised White river so high that the officer has not been able as yet to cross over, but it is expected that young Wootton will be placed in jail today.


Editor Echo: Having seen nothing in your valuable paper from this place in some time I will give you a few dots.

Health was never better.

Weather magnificent.

Bill Tuttle has gone to Harrison. Wonder what for?

The big rain Friday night and Saturday got a move on the farmers of this section. This week they are just simply brindling and the grass is too.

We went a fishing yesterday, but didn't get enough to divide.

John Noe and John Stanley are sinking a couple of shafts for J. T. Dysart, just above the Masonic hall, on the property leased from "Uncle Jack" Noe. We sincerely hope that Mr. Dysart will strike a big body of mineral. If he does, Yellville will boom as never before.


Mtn. Echo, June 13, 1890 Issue (issues on microfilm jump from June 1st to June 13th) (Top)

News comes from Ozark, Mo., that George Middleton has killed his brother Bill. It seems that George had made an assault on Bill's wife, and that Bill, on learning the fact, went to George's house and assaulted him with a knife. George responded by shooting his brother dead. The boys are nephews of Wash Middleton, the Bald Knobber Chief, who was killed a year or two ago by Jim Holt.

A Mrs. Conklin, living near Brentwood, 16 miles south of Fayetteville, last week attempted to cross the west fork of White river on horseback, carrying her baby in her lap and two little boys behind her. The girth of her saddle broke and the mother and the three little children were thrown into the torrent. The mother succeeded in getting to hand with the babe, but the two little boys were drowned. The mother is almost crazed with grief.


Health good.

Corn and cotton look fine. Wheat poor and oats almost a failure. Wheat will be ready to harvest next week.

We had a splendid rain Sunday.

J. F. Campbell says he has the finest cotton on the creek.

P. B. Campbell and T. J. Anderson say they have found the Old Indian cave on White river.

All the vacant lands up here have been covered with mining claims. Northern mining men are coming in all the time.

J. W. Smith is at Springfield on business.

T. H. Flippin was at Monarch last Monday shaking hands with the boys. -- Subscriber.

       Yellville has determined to have the grandest celebration on July 4th that has ever been given in Marion county. An enthusiastic meeting of the citizens was held last Tuesday night at the court house. G. W. McDowell was elected Chairman, W. R. Jones was elected Secretary. Several speeches were made of an encouraging and enthusiastic nature, and it was voted unanimously to have a celebration on the 4th of July, prepare a Barbecue, invite good speakers, secure, if possible, a good Brass Band, collect a great mineral display, and invite everybody to come, from far and near, and enjoy our hospitality and have a good time.        Over $50 in cash was subscribed at once and a committee, consisting of W. Q. Seawel, J. S. Cowdrey, Dr. J. M. Coker, J. C. Berry, Dr. Bryan and W. R. Jones, was appointed to wait on the citizens who were not present and secure additional funds and grub to feed the vast multitude that will be present.
       A committee consisting of J. C. Berry, Dr. Coker and J. S. Cowdrey, was selected to secure the speakers of the day.
       The meeting then adjourned to meet next Monday evening, when full arrangements will be completed for the grand celebration that is now sure to be held. In the meantime, everyone is urged to exert himself to the fullest extent to make this movement a grand success.

LOCAL ECHOINGS [Big portions of the left side of the Local Echoings column are torn out or black.)

Sheriff Poynter reports a bran new girl at his house.

Roney Davis came back this week and will remain in school to the close.

Henry Berry, of Stone Co., Mo., is visiting his uncle, J. H. Berry, and other relatives here.

Rev. J. S. Hackler, of Lead Hill, was in Yellville last Saturday. He made The Echo office a very pleasant call.

S. W. Woods has secured the south east room of the Court house for a law office, and will move into it as soon as it is finished.

You can tell everybody I have just received a nice assortment of Summer Hats, with Ribbons, Laces, Tips, Side Combs, Wreathes and Flowers, Hosiery, Handkerchiefs and Embroidery, etc. Call and see me. -- Sadie Wilson

Elsworth Garble, a young man living near Harrison, was drowned while fishing in Long creek, Carroll county, one day last week. He and some other young men were carrying a seine when he stepped into a deep hole of water and being unable to swim was drowned. He was 29 years old and unmarried.

A little over a week ago a dog belonging to Fate Hand, of Onset, went mad and bit several dogs and other property in Rea Valley. It then came up through Yellville and bit a dog for Henry Hudson and tried to bite several other things. It was killed near Flippin. It is now about time for its bit to take effect. Look out.

J. W. Brady, of Powell, is paying for six copies of The Echo and sending them out of the county.

W. J. Teaff, of the same place, is paying for four copies and sending them to his friends in other states.

J. F. Davis, also of Powell, has secured us more subscribers than anyone else, however, we have many friends that have each secured us enough subscribes to place under lasting obligations to them.

       On last Saturday morning about a dozen young people, "on pleasure bent," left Yellville expecting to meet a similar party, from Mountain Home, at Denton's ferry. We arrived at the beautiful and romantic river about 10 o'clock and was pleased to find our Mountain Home friends waiting for us on the west bank of the river. A pleasant introduction followed and soon all the young folks of both parties felt as well acquainted with each other as if they had been associating together for years.
       The whole party then crossed over to the Baxter county side. Miss Lillie Brooks furnished the party with warm coffee and Misses Horton, Brooks, Casey, Livingston, Dyer, Truman, Layton, Hurst and others arranged the dinner which was highly appreciated by all present.
       About this time an incident occurred that can best be explained by Miss Ada Layton and Miss Rose Brooks who were in possession of Dr. Simpson's cart.
       The evening was spent in boat riding, buggy and horseback riding, strolling, "gathering shells from the seashore," and numerous other sports, appropriate to such occasions.
       About 6 o'clock the party began to break up. Hand shakings and happy partings were indulged in, the Mountain Home party came down the river bank with our party, and when we were about half way across the river, hats and handkerchiefs were waved by both parties, and each then turned their faces homeward, feeling that they had spent a pleasant and happy day.
       We wish to extend our thanks to the young ladies and gentlemen of Mountain Home for courtesies shown us, and also to Mr. Barb for kindly allowing us the free use of his boat.
       We hope to meet our friends again in the near future.
       Mae Cravens, Fannie Cravens, Ada Layton, Virgie Layton, Flora Layton, Oma Woodward, Anna Hurst, Kilgore Horn, John Horn, Quimby Seawel, Marion Seawel, John O'Neal and Charley Wilson, Committee.

The closing exercises of the Yellville Institute begin on Thursday the 26th of June and ending on Sunday the 29th. Examination Thursday and Friday. Sermon Thursday night by Rev. T. M. Martin and on Sunday, 29th, by Rev. P. B. Summers. A cordial invitation is extended to all, and it is hoped a large number will be in attendance. T. W. Harris, Prin.


June 27, 1890 Issue (issues on microfilm jump from June 13th to the 27th (Top)


Rev. Wm. Biggs was in town last Sunday.

Rev. J. H. Wade is in town and will stay for the closing exercises of the school.

"Lige" is the happy father of a bran new girl. He can now shave a man in one half the usual time.

LOCAL ECHOINGS [Big portions of the left side of the Local Echoings column are torn out or black.)

Mrs. G. W. Chase, of Fayetteville, is visiting her husband who is pushing work on his mining property in Rush creek.

J. A. Young was down in Fulton county last week. He says Hudgins is sure to carry that county.

D. L. Stockton's family, of Mountain Home, is visiting relatives here this week. They came over to be at the close of the school.

Miss Lou Horton, of Mountain Home, is visiting friends here this week. She will remain for the closing exercises of our school.

We take pleasure in calling the attention of our readers this week to the professional card of Dr. Sims. The doctor has been engaged in dentistry for 18 years, and before he began to study "perpetual motion," did a vast amount of work. He is now pleasantly located upstairs in the marble front and will be ready at all times to accommodate the public. We wish the doctor success.

In this issue of The Echo will be found the announcement of J. T. Montgomery as a candidate for County and Probate Judge. Mr. Montgomery is a young man, has a very good education and has devoted some time to the study of law. He, therefore, ought to be qualified for the position he seeks. He, if elected, will remove to Yellville and be ready at all times to accommodate the public. He is a staunch Democrat, and if elected, will certainly make us a good judge.

For the last 12 years Barb and Denton have been operating a ferry on White river. The river at this place divides Baxter and Marion counties. During the past 11 years Baxter county has collected the license tax and kept every cent of it, although the ferry is as much in Marion county as it is in Baxter. This year Mr. Barb took out license in this county and refused to pay any license to Baxter. A few days ago, the sheriff of Baxter county came down and seized the boat and has it advertised for sale. Mr. Barb believes he is in the right and will sue the sheriff of Baxter for damages and we glory in Tom's spunk.

Mrs. W. Q. Seawel gave the people of the town a charming party last Saturday night. Plenty of refreshments were on hand and the young folks enjoyed themselves highly. This is the first party that Mrs. Seawel has given, and the young people are perfectly delighted with her. She strove to make her guests enjoy themselves and she succeeded in capturing every one of them. Although Mrs. Seawel has lived a very quiet life here, it is well known that she is a lady of high culture, and now that she begins to feel more at home among us, we hope she will take an active interest in helping to elevate and polish our society. The young people also speak very highly of the kindness and attention shown them by Mrs. Seawel.

A very painful, though not dangerous, accident occurred near Bruno last week. It seems that a relative of Reese Scrivner, who was visiting him, had a self-acting revolver in his valise. When he first came to Mr. Scrivner's the revolver was emptied and the family handled it with impunity. A while after his arrival he got some cartridges and loaded it, not telling the family of this fact. Last Friday, two of Mr. Scrivner's daughters, one a little girl and the other nearly grown, got to fooling with the weapon. The older girl pressed on the trigger and the revolver, being self-acting, was discharged, the ball striking her little sister just below the knee and coming out about the ankle passing through the fleshy part of the leg.

       The following will be the programme for the Celebration to be held in Yellville July 4th. The services will begin at 10 o'clock. 1. Music led by Mrs. E. L. Berry. 2. Prayer by Rev. D. C. Ross. 3. Declaration of Independence, read by A. W. Wickersham. 4. Music led by Mrs. Berry. 5. Speech by J. C. Floyd. 6. Dinner. 7. Speeches, by Judge R. H. Powell and Hon. B. B. Hudgins, candidates for Circuit Judge.
       The political speaking will begin about 2 o'clock.


Health is good. Crops are fine. Corn will be mostly laid by this week. Wheat was some better than expected.

The mining boom still continues. We can hear blasting going on every day, and some fine mineral is being found. A mining company composed of T. H. Flippin, C. C. Poynter, T. J. Smith, W. C. Smith and J. W. Smith will soon be formed. We have 18 fine claims.

Elders W. B. Flippin and J. E. Rose held an interesting meeting near Dodd city last Sunday. There were several additions to the church.

Your correspondent learned that a car load of tools was put off at Chadwick and that the work of the extending the Chadwick branch will begin at once. --Subscriber--

M. W. Platt will move to his new home near Dodd city. The ease with which he found a home ought to induce hundreds of good emigrants to come to Arkansas. He arrived here from Nebraska a little over a month ago and immediately began to look around for land upon which he could begin the small fruit industry. About a mile this side of Dodd city he found just what he wanted. He found 80 acres of rich pine land among the hills, the northern slopes which were covered with huckleberries, dewberries, gooseberries, strawberries, raspberries and other small fruits growing wild. He knew that if this land would produce small fruit without cultivation it would, by cultivation, bring great results. On inquiry, he found that the land belonged to the Government and he at once homesteaded it. Thus, he got 80 acres of fine fruit land, a large part of which will also produce grain, at least $500 worth of pine timber and two splendid springs of water, all for $7.50, provided he lives on it five years or he can pay for it at $1.25 per acre after he has lived on it six months. Mr. Platt will also put up a tin shop and try to get the canning industry started in that portion of the county. There are in this county thousands of acres of just such land as Mr. Platt secured that can yet be homesteaded. Let those who want a home come here and get, plant a lot of fruit, and as soon as railroad transportation is secured, their fruit farms will bring them a fortune. We might further add that Mr. Platt can work in the mines, which are nearby, every day that he can spare from his home work. He is perfectly delighted with his new home and would not leave this climate for any consideration.

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