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

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July 4, 1890 Issue

Marz Denham, near Harrisburg, Ark., fatally shot his brother-in-law, John Moss, and escaped.

John L. Sullivan has been let down easily in Mississippi. His punishment is only a $500 fine and costs.

LOCAL ECHOINGS [The left side of this column continues to be torn and black, therefore, not all of it is readable.]

A___ Wood, son of John Wood is farming near Blossom, Texas.

Miss Molly Estes will teach in Rea Valley this summer.

A few more Cook Stoves at Seawel's & Sons at $10.

Harrison Poynter will teach at the Hurst school house this summer.

Miss Ada Layton went over to Mountain Home last Saturday and returned Tuesday.

J. A. Young has resigned his position as Marshall and will start next Saturday for Memphis. His family will remain here for awhile.

About two months ago, a mad dog bit a cow belonging to J. I. Thompson of Exter. Last week the cow went mad and had to be killed.

Hon. H. C. Tipton has announced himself as candidate for County Clerk of Boone County provided the census shows that Boone is entitled to two clerks.

John Pierce last week returned from his visit to Illinois. His grandmother came back with him and is paying a visit to her daught- [blackend] Mrs. J. W. Pierce of this place.

We understand that Nin Woods and Leonard Weast, of this county, and B___ Allen and Captain Bailey, of Newton county, will start to Texas about the 12th of July to look up locations in that state.

It being impossible for Hon. J. C. Floyd to be present to make the 4th of July oration, the majority part of the Committee, Mayor O'Neal and A. S. Layton, saw fit to invite the editor of The Echo and Neal Dodd to take his place.

John Allen, son of B. Allen, of Western Grove, will teach this summer at Grovesbeck, Texas. John is a splendid young man, a first class teacher, and we wish him great success in his new field. He will probably make Texas his future home.

Dr. Ralph Bailey, of Boone county, has gone to Texas to locate for the practice of medicine. His brother, Claude, has gone to Washington city to start on a tour around the world. He will be gone two years on a salary of $2,500 per year.

In a row at the show grounds on Thursday night of last week, E. L. Berry cut Will Carter on the shoulder with a knife. The wound, however, was not dangerous. Mr. Berry stood his trial the next day and was acquitted. We are very sorry that we can't have a public gathering without a row, but it seems that newspaper comment is unnecessary.

       It would be next to impossible for us to mention the names of those in this county, outside of Yellville, that came to be present at the closing exercises of our school. We will try, however, to make mention of all who were here from other counties. They are as follows: Mountain Home, Mrs. D. L. Stockton, Misses Odelia Stockton, Lou Horton, Myrtle Truman, Hattie Corlee, Minnie Clendenen, Lillie Smith, F___ Eatman, Messrs. Alex Wolf, Bob Russell, Wiley Dyer, Ovin McClure, Dr. A. L. Brewer and Rev. J. M. Cantrell; Lead Hill, Prof. Redus and Mr. Fain; Marshall, Miss Drucie Bryan and brother; Western Grove, Ben and Alex Allen; Valley Springs, Prof. Eaton; Harrison, T. A. Martin; Sparta, Mo., John Layton and Miss Hensley. If any have been omitted, it is unintentional on our part.

       Last Saturday morning Bob McCartny, who lived near Powell, was found dead in his horse lot. A bullet hole was found in the back of his head and a pistol was lying near where he had fallen. He had evidently committed suicide.
       No certain reason is given for this rash act, but the circumstances surrounding it may serve to through some light on the subject.
       It seems that McCartny, who was a widower with two children, had promised to marry a girl in the neighborhood by the name of Norton. He had also promised to go to Texas with Floyd Magness, a young man in the vicinity, who seems to have been dodging the officers.
       On Friday evening, Magness went to McCartny's house and McCartny sent his children to a neighbor's house to stay all night. He told Magness of his intended marriage and Magness told him that he was afraid this would interfere with their getting off to Texas. Magness says that McCartny then said that he did not believe he would marry the girl as she was not a very healthy girl anyway.
       Both men lay down on a pallet and Magness says went to sleep. Early the next morning J. B. Clark happened to call at McCartny's and finding Magness asleep, awoke him, and inquired for McCartny. A search by the two men resulted in finding McCartny dead in the condition before stated. He had evidently killed himself about 9 o'clock Friday night.

       The prize offered to the young lady delivering the best recitation was given to Miss Flora Layton, and the prize offered to the young gentleman for the best production, was awarded to Henry Hand who made a speech that surprised his best friends.

John H. Woods, of Melbourne, is visiting his brother, S. W. Woods, of this place. Mr. Woods is one of the most prominent attorneys of Izard county.


July 11, 1890 Issue (Top)

S. A. Mitchell PHOTOGRAPHIC ARTIST. Mrs. S. A. Mitchell has established a permanent gallery at Yellville. She has had long experience and feels competent to give satisfaction to the most fastidious. She is prepared to do copying, enlarging of pictures, taking views, etc. Her apparatus is a very superior one and she can take pictures in cloudy weather as well as fair. She will take produce in exchange for work.

       The crowd estimated at from 4000 to 5000. Plenty to eat, not a drop of whiskey on the ground, and not an unpleasant incident during the day.
       The big barbecue here on the 4th was the greatest affair of the kind ever held in Marion county. Early in the morning the crowds began to pour into town, and by 10 o'clock it is estimated that from 4000 to 5000 people had assembled in our beautiful Park, just north of the Institute building.

LOCAL ECHOINGS [Paper still damaged in this area.]

M. W. Platt moved to his homestead this week.

L. Bench brought in a withered cotton bloom that was picked June 29th.

Ruth, the little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. DeRoos Bailey, died at Harrison last Monday.

Dr. Higgs came up from Baxter county to take the 4th with his old friends.

Henry Berry and wife have moved ___town and are occupying a ___ of Mrs. Carter's dwelling.

A daughter of Jasper Norman was bitten by a rabid cat last Saturday. She was taken to a mad stone, at D. S. Harrell's and is doing well. Marshall Republican.

Mrs. Mitchell, and her two daughters, of Mountain Home, moved into the Duren house this week. They will run a picture gallery here. Read her card on the first page.

We forgot to mention last week that J. C. Berry and wife gave a party that was highly appreciated by the young folks here, and those who were visiting us from Mountain Home. We did not get the particulars but understand it was a very pleasant affair.

In our issue last week, we forgot to say that Rev. W. M. Baldwin and family were among the visitors at the close of our school. Bro. Baldwin was formerly pastor of this Circuit and also edited the Vidette. He met many old friends here, and seemed to enjoy his visit.

Mrs. E. L. Berry went up to Oakland last week on a visit. While there, her little babe took very sick and for two days it was not expected to live. Mrs. J. H. Berry and E. L. Berry went up there Saturday and have not yet returned. The child is reported to be better.

Babe Langston reports a bad rape case in Searcy county, just over the Marion county line, which, if true, is certainly a terrible affair. He has forgotten the name of the brute, but he was a brother-in-law to Newt Keeling. Newt's little ten year old girl went out into the corn field to take her uncle a drink of water. The fiend drank the water and then caught and outraged the child. The child went to the house and told what had happened, and Keeling told him that if he would leave the country and never return he would let him go, and he is reported to have left. After he left, Keeling's 14 year old girl told that he had treated her in the same way, threatening to kill her if she informed on him.

Judge Powell, in his speech on the 4th, bitterly complained of The Echo's treatment of him. As the judge started in to ignore The Echo by not announcing his candidacy, we can't see why he should complain at our being for Mr. Hudgins, even if there were no other considerations.

       Notice is hereby given that the firm of Patterson & Coker was dissolved July 1st, R. F. Patterson taking entire charge of the drug business and becoming responsible for the indebtedness of said firm. -- R. F. Patterson.


July 11, 1890 Issue missing


July 18, 1890 Issue (Top)

LOCAL ECHOINGS [Paper continues to be damaged]

Nin Wood and Leonard Weast started to Texas last Monday to look up locations.

Isaac Snyder has moved to the "diggins." S. W. Woods will occupy the house vacated by him.

Rev. D. C. Ross is holding a protracted meeting at Dry Hill this week.

J. A. Young has concluded to stay with us and has withdrawn his resignation as Marshall.

Ira Stillwell holds a position of clerk at the Speer Hotel in Harrison.

Wes Lewallen will teach at Flippin this summer. He reports a bran new girl at his house.

Rev. T. A. Martin, P.C. of the Harrison circuit, last week married Miss Florence Trantham, of Harrison.

___ Poynter, father of Sher__ __ter, died at his home near ___ last Friday. He had been ____ for a long time with a ____ throat disease.

Rev. D. C. Ross will preach "Aunt Phamey" Vanzandt's funeral at the Vanzandt spring on the first Sunday in August at 11 o'clock. Protracted meeting will follow.

Ross Strickland is teaching at the Concord school house again this summer. He enrolled 59 scholars last week, and there are only two more to enroll. Good for Ross.

John Bench requests us to say that he will not be a candidate for County Judge this year, neither will be a candidate for J.P. in Bearden township.

Last week we said the G. P. Lawson would be in the race till the day of the Convention. We meant that he would not withdraw at all, but would run until he was either nominated or defeated.

Mr. and Mrs. Smith, father and mother of Mrs. L. Davenport, have been visiting relatives in this county for several weeks. They returned to their home near Birmingham, Ala., the first of the week.

Mr. Rockwell and family moved to James creek this week and will establish a boarding house for Mr. Dysart's miners on the Isaac Pangle place. Mr. Dysart is working ___ ten men up there now.

Ed. Powell and wife, Capt. Ashby and some others arrived at Rush this week.

Owing to a most egregious blunder, we last week forgot to give our readers an important piece of news. Dick Woods had the misfortune to loose his house and nearly all his household goods on the 4th by fire. The family built up a big fire with which to get supper, and left the damper down. The stove pipe got hot and set fire to the ceiling. Everything was so dry and the house burned so rapidly but little could be saved. There was no insurance and the loss was over $1000. About $50 were made up in Yellville the next day to buy clothes and provisions for the family. Dick says he will be able to rebuild if he can dispose of his cattle.


July 25, 1890 Issue (Top)

Joe Jackson, Rube Burrows' right hand man, has been captured and is now in jail.

It is charged that one Harry Allen has been enticing girls away from their homes in Benton county.


Thomas Harris, son of Prof. Harris, returned from a visit to St. Louis last Tuesday.

Bob Cypert, of Flippin, has been lying for several days at the point of death.

Mr. Gregory, who will carry the mail between Yellville and Oakland this year, has moved into the house vacated by Isam Cantrell.

S. W. Woods last Tuesday moved into the house lately vacated by Isaac Snyder. He has made several improvements on the house and is fitting it up nicely.

Ed Reynolds, who lives between Flippin and McBee's Landing, has lost two children this week, and his wife and one of his other children are lying at the point of death.

Prof. Harris is out this week drumming for students. He will go over to Mountain Home and from there to Wiley's Cove where he will attend District Conference.

Mrs. A. L. Brewer, Mrs. J. M. Cantrell, Dr. Joe Simpson and Misses Lille and Rosa Brooks, all of Mountain Home, stopped in Yellville last Tuesday night when on their way to District Conference.

I will sell my residence on George's creek for cash or good note October 1st, a lot of corn, oats, good killing hogs, cattle, sheep, horses and mule colts. -- W. T. Davenport.

Mrs. A. S. Layton, Miss Annie Ross, Rev. D. C. Ross, John Hurst and Robert Berry went over to Wiley's Cove last Wednesday to attend District Conference. Rev. L. L. Seawel will go over there today.

A hack line will be put on between here and Harrison next Monday. This will be a blessing to our county. D. L. Stockton will run the hack between Yellville and Mountain Home. We understand Mr. Stockton and family will move back here soon.

Misses Emma Hudson and Rona Wilson, and our two little typos, Ida Carter and Dalia Hudson, spent last Sunday with "Uncle John" and "Aunt Ollie" Phillips. "Aunt Ollie" gave the party a splendid dinner and they came home highly pleased with their visit.

Will Weast, who has been at Newport for several months, returned here last Saturday. He came back to try to regain his health which is somewhat shattered. Will is a splendid young man and his many friends were glad to see him.

T. W. Adams of Bokoshe, Ind. T.Y., is visiting relatives and friends in this county which was his former home. Scott Ham, W. L. Woods and M. H. Doshier, formerly of this county, are also at Bokoshe. Mr. Woods is in the mercantile business, and Mr. Adams is clerking for him. Messrs. Ham and Doshier are farming.

We omitted to state last week that Mr. Coburn, of Kansas, who has the mail contract between here and Harrison, has moved into the George Wickersham property north of town. Mr. Coburn is a man full of business. He intends to open up a hack line between here and Harrison next Monday. He will put on two hacks and do his best to accommodate the public. We hardly need anything worse than this line. Hundreds of capitalists who come to Harrison from Eureka Springs fail to come into Marion on account of there being no regular transportation. We hope and believe that Mr. Coburn's venture will be a success.

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