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

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September 5, 1890 Issue


___ Dodd is the happy father of a _____ new girl.

Miss Addie Pace, of Flippin, entered school here last Monday.

John Dunlop moved to Harrison this week.

Rev. J. R. Patterson has a stalk of cotton on upland that contains 93 boles.

"Aunt Becca" Carson died last Sunday night. She had reached the great age of 77 years.

A panther has been frequently seen lately in the vicinity of Dodd City.

Mrs. H. W. Hudson is visiting her daughter, Mrs. Wm. Biggs, at St. Joe.

Newton Nelson, of Duggars Mill, Boone County, was in town this week.

L. L. Seawel was over in Baxter County last week working in the interest of the Institute.

A. C. Adams, a nice young man from Baxter Co., started to school here last Monday.

"Aunt Betsy" Wickersham, who has been visiting at Alton, Mo., for some time, has returned home.

Grandma Patterson started to Snowball, Searcy County, last Tuesday to visit her daughter, Mrs. Bradley.

The Circuit Court last week developed nothing of a very interesting nature and we have concluded not to publish the proceedings.

Sam Sharpe and John Waltman have struck a fine zinc prospect near John Hudson's, on George's Creek.

Ben Stinnet lost a good mule last Saturday, by having it bled. The loss is a serious one to Ben as it leaves him without a team.

Henry Hand was in town Saturday. He will close his school about the 1st of October and will re-enter our splendid school.

Dick Woods will complete his new dwelling this week. He will have a nice two story house containing five rooms.

Mrs. Carter last week inserted a card in The Echo stating that she would keep boarders. She had but one or two boarders when the card was inserted, but the evening after inserting the card she had six. It pays to advertise.

G. W. Plake, father of Dr. J. E. Plake, came to town last Tuesday to get some drugs for the doctor who is treating a number of patients at Cave Creek, Newton County.

I have 1,000 acres of fine mineral and timberland for sale. Title good. Address, L. Davenport, George's Creek, Ark.

Thos. Harris, son of Prof. T. W. Harris, started to West Plains last Tuesday to meet his sister, Mrs. Parker of Hot Springs. Mrs. Parker will visit her parents here for several weeks.

John Wilson, son of Rev. Thos. Wilson, of Rally Hill, and M. F. Higgs, who is teaching at the new school house between George's Creek and Powell, were admitted to the bar last Saturday.

Logan Gilley was in town last Saturday. He is getting along nicely with his school at Monarch and will re-enter school here just as soon as his school closes, which will be about the first of October.

J. S. Cowdrey and J. N. Griffin left for St. Louis last Tuesday. They intend to buy, while there, a large stock of goods. They accompanied Miss Annie Cowdrey as far as Springfield where she was to meet Miss Minnie Crump, of Harrison, who was to accompany her on her trip to Virginia.

C. F. Arthur, H. A. Sunday, and Elba Smith of Springdale, Kan. arrived in town last week. Mr. Arthur is an attorney at law, Mr. Sunday is a hotel man and Mr. Smith is a tinner and hardware man. These gentlemen are here looking out for locations. They think Yellville is on the eve of a big boom. So does The Echo.

J. C. Berry some time ago traded his new residence to A. S. Layton for the "old hotel" property now occupied by J. B. Wilson. He will improve the property and move to it in the near future. Wilson will move to his property just out of town, and Sheriff Poynter will probably occupy the house that J. C. Berry will vacate.

M. W. Platt informs us that there are five families from Nebraska on their way to this county. They expect to secure homes in this happy land of sunshine, where the total failure of crops has never occurred. They will be given a cordial welcome. Hundreds of homes can yet be secured here on Government land.

J. F. Stark, one of the gentlemen that we mentioned last week as arriving from Springdale, has taken the contract to build W. C. McBee's residence near McBee's Ldg. Mr. Stark has gone back to Springdale after his family, and if he can secure a house will make Yellville his home. Messrs. Huffman and Wright went back with him to Springdale.

Messrs. Hiveley and Badger, two banking men, were in town last week. Mr. Hiveley is assistant cashier of the bank at Eureka and has bought the bank building at Yellville. Mr. Badger is from New York. From the best information we could get a bank will be opened here by the first of next month. Our people will give the enterprise all the encouragement in their power.

Miss Annie Cowdrey left for Wayesborough(sic), Virginia, last Tuesday. She has been suffering from catarrh and throat trouble for some time and she was advised to try a change of climate. The portion of Va. to which she went is a great health resort and the change will probably be beneficial to her. She will attend the female academy while there. Miss Annie's many friends will miss her society.

We made a slight error last week in speaking of the proposed debate at Bruno between Elds. Swindall and Burnette. Eld. Swindall lives at Dardanelle, Ark. instead of Ky. as stated by us. He had agreed to meet Eld. Burnette on a certain date, but Burnette had written him that he could not possibly get there on the date proposed. L. Swindall then declared the debate off as he could come on no other date than the one first agreed on. Burnette came on, however, and the Baptist folks made an effort to get Eld. Wilbourn, of Ky. but he failed to come through. His wife telegraphed that he had started.

On Wednesday of last week Wm. Magness, who lives near Bawcom's Mill, missed one of his mules. On inquiring for the mule he learned that Sterling Weast's saddle had been stolen. He suspected Henry Madewell, son of Smith Madewell of George's Creek. He tracked Madewell up and captured him at Oregon Flat, Boone County, with the mule and saddle, and brought him back to Yellville tied to the mule. Young Madewell says he took the saddle about four weeks ago and the mule last Monday week. He was getting ready to start to the Indian Nation. Sheriff Poynter took him to Harrison yesterday (Thursday) for safe keeping.

J. R. Hancock, Lead Hill, 19 - Ollive Phebus, Franklin, 17
S. J. Stills, Tomahawk, 23 - George A. Slape, Tomahawk, 19
W. T. Smith, Buffalo, 21 - Malissa Morris, Buffalo, 22
John E. Allen, Union, 21 - Mary Evans, Union, 25

       On Aug. 25th, grim death entered our vicinity and fastened his icy fetters upon the 14 year old daughter of W. R. Cowen. The sweet smile she wore while passing over the dark river was enough to convince bystanders that death had no terrors. It was hard to give her up, but we are consoled when we think that:
Her fight is finished, her race is run.
The toils of life is o're.
Her joys and bliss have just begun
On the bright eternal shore.


September 12, 1890 Issue (Top)

As the Republican candidate for sheriff of Conway County, Arkansas has killed a brother of the Democratic candidate, every Republican in Arkansas is, under the Republican rule of judgment in such matters, a desperado and an assassin. St. Louis Republic.


Joe Lemen is expected back from St. Louis this week.

Alva, the little son of R. S. LeFevers is very sick.

Cora Wickersham, daughter of Daniel Wickersham, is attending school here.

Ernest McBee, son of W. C. McBee, is attending our splendid school.

Miss Oma Woodward, who has been visiting at Melbourne, came home last Monday.

Mrs. Dr. Park, of Hot Springs, is visiting her parents, Prof. and Mrs. T. W. Harris, of this place.

Charley Wilson started last Tuesday to Mount Zion, Ill. where he will visit his grandfather and other relatives.

Rev. Thos. Wilson will preach Dr. Noe's wife's funeral at Yellville on the third Sunday in this month.

Henry Hand will close his school in Rea Valley with an examination and exhibition September 26th. All are invited to be present.

Rev. D. C. Ross begins a protracted meeting at the Elbow school house in Rea Valley, Saturday September 27th. Rev. Wm. Biggs will assist.

Wayne Hensley, of Peel, is going to Springfield to meet his wife, who is just from Colorado. Mrs. Hensley is a daughter of Isaac Wilson of this place.

De(sic) Harris is clerking for Henry Young for a few days. Rev. John Hathcock will be here in a few days and take his position as permanent clerk. Mr. Young's business has grown too large for his clerking force.

On Saturday night of next week Mrs. T. W. Harris will give an "Old Folk's Concert." Let all who love "ye olden songs", and "ye olden customs" come out. Nothing of the kind has ever been given in Yellville.

Robert Jefferson is the happy father of a fine pair of twins, both boys and Republicans. We thought the Republicans were thoroughly discouraged over their recent defeat but this doesn't look much like it.

Dr. Noe's dwelling came very near being destroyed by fire last Saturday. The roof of the kitchen took fire from the stove flue, and if the fire had got a little further under headway it would have been impossible to have extinguished it.

Jarrett Gregory, son of Gabe Gregory, died at his home in Yellville last Monday night. Mr. Gregory had taken the contract to carry the Oakland mail for one year, in a short time after he began the work he took sick and his sickness proved fatal. He leaves a wife and two children.

Mr. J. M. Bartlett gained his suit in the Marion Circuit Court against the Zinc Blend Mining Company and recovered a judgment of $4,150.50. Hon. J. C. Yancy was attorney for Mr. Bartlett in the suit, which was to recover purchase money for mineral land sold. Batesville Guard.

The Carroll County horse thief stayed at J. E. Montgomery's in Rea Valley last Sunday night. He was heard of as passing through Iuka last Tuesday. Those who were after him left Yellville for Iuka Wednesday night determined to capture him. J. T. Montgomery and John Bryant, of this county, went with them.

R. M. Bussey, one of the best citizens in Baxter County, was over here last week, trying to secure a place so that he could send his children to our splendid school. He said if he could get a location he would bring over several students from Baxter County and board them. He says that Messrs. McFerson and [faded]. LATER. Mr. Bussey has rented Dr. Wilson's farm out of town.

This scribe last Saturday took dinner with Wm. Sims, who lives about four miles south of town. Mr. Sims informed us that he had lived in the same place for 28 years and that during all this time he had never bought a bushel of corn, and that he could not remember a year that he had not sold corn.

PEARLS FROM WHITE RIVER - The following item from the Batesville Guard is a matter of considerable interest to our readers.
       Mr. Tom Miller, the ferryman, has recently sold for $200 in New York a collection of pearls gathered from the muscle shells of White River. A few years ago, Mr. C. C. Munday sold to Tiffany in New York a pair of pearls found in the same for $200. Ark. Press.

Following are the J.P.'s that were elected at the recent election:
Union, R. F. Patterson, J. W. Moore
Blythe, W. L. Pierce, J. W. Black
Sugar Loaf, J. D. McGregor, C. C. Hodge
Franklin, H. H. Perkins, David Fee
Crockett, J. D. Atkinson, Frank Nichols
North Fork, W. L. Due, W. F. Hillhouse
James Creek, E. H. McCracken, J. W. Pangle
White River, T. H. Poynter, J. W. Williams
Buffalo, N. Martin, J. Shrum
Bearden, J. T. W. Barker, J. F. Williams
Tomahawk, W. H. Slagle, W. T. Gooch, Jr.
Water Creek, J. W. Coker, J. A. Callahan
Hampton, J. P. Milligan, T. J. Evans
Prairie, W. T. Gooch, Sr., J. N. Lowery
DeSoto, C. G. Thomason, Henry Mixey.

J. T. Montgomery has moved to Mrs. Carter's place west of town.

Dr. Noe reports a fine boy at Henry Woolard's. Of course he is a Democrat.

Dr. Noe was sent for yesterday (Thursday) to go see Levi Pearson of Oakland, who was thrown from a horse and badly, perhaps fatally hurt.


September 19, 1890 Issue (Top)


B. J. Carney says he has sold over five carloads of machinery this summer.

Rev. D. C. Ross was very sick the first part of the week but is able to be up now.

J. W. Pierce of this place was thrown from a mule yesterday and badly hurt. We did not learn the particulars.

Squire Peery moved to town last Tuesday. He occupies J. A. Young's property near the Wilson Hotel.

Levi Pearson, one of the oldest and best citizens of the county, died at his home near Oakland from injuries received on being thrown from a mule that was thought to be perfectly gentle and reliable.

Hon. J. C. Floyd has forty acres just west of town and he is this week blocking it off into town lots. We understand that John O'Neal, B. J. Carney and Dr. R. J. Pierce will each buy an acre and put up some residences.

Bob Woods, son of A. S. Woods of this county, got his leg broke some time ago at Fort Smith, while working on a bridge. He is getting along so poorly that his father will leave this week to go down there to look after him.

Joe Lemen got back from St. Louis last Monday. He is in excellent spirits and thinks the mines are on the eve of the big boom. He says he found many people in the city who are taking a deep interest in Marion County, and watching developments closely.

Mr. Perry, the Carroll County man who left here last week in company with J. T. Montgomery and John Bryant on track of a horse thief, found his horse near Lone Rock, Baxter County, an old farmer by the name of Ware having bought it. The thief made good his escape.


Cotton is fine and the other crops are good, considering the long summer drouth.

Mr. Hout of Batesville is here pushing work on the property of the Music Creek Mining Company and is getting out some fine ore. He says he threw out 1,000 lbs at one blast last week.

Messrs. Chaffin and Crewse are putting in a stock of dry goods at Peel. Hurrah for Peel.

Dr. Roberts and J. C. Earley starts to Springfield Wednesday with some beef cattle.

Elds. J. A. Rose and W. C. Jenkins have just closed a six day protracted meeting here with good success. 70 additions to the church. 46 by confession and baptism and 24 reinstated. The largest crowd that was ever at Peel was there the night the meeting closed.

Mrs. Lindley of Clay county is visiting her sons here.

Our school is moving off nicely with over 100 scholars enrolled.

Wm. Holt has completed a neat residence.

Thomas Fee, Robert Chappell and a Mr. Johnson passed through our town Saturday. Mr. Chappell is mining on the other side of the river and Mr. Fee is teaching school.

The lodge of U.L. met Saturday at 2 o'clock. I guess to rub up and get ready for the Congressional election in November. We would advise the Union Labor boys to stay out of politics. Let them fight for their rights where there is some show to win.

Success to The Echo and the principles advocated by the editor. We want The Echo man to visit us before the Nov. election and stir up our pure minds by way of remembrance and a speech. -- Friend.


September 26, 1890 Issue (Top)

H. W. Hudson went up to Harrison the first part of the week.

"Jim" Lefevers is the happy father of a bran new girl.

John Covington is the happy father of a bran new boy.

Messrs. Gaut and Huffman contemplate bringing their families here in the near future.

John Pierce closed his school last Friday. He will probably enter school here in the near future.

R. F. Patterson and family visited relatives in Prairie township last Saturday and Sunday.

B. P. Campbell, W. A. Gooch, W. E. Horner and N. E. Horner are expecting to start to Texas today.

Mrs. Etta Thompson, of Washington City, mother of Mrs. E. L. Berry, was expected in town last Tuesday, but is probably delayed on account of high water.

Henry Woodward has bought an acre of land on the southeast corner of Charley Floyd's fielding property, and will put up a nice residence on it.

Lum Henderson, a splendid young man of Mountain Home, entered school here this week. Yellville is ready to welcome a 100 more like him.

Marion Seawel is studying law under the supervision of S. W. Woods. Marion is one of our brightest young men and will no doubt succeed in his chosen profession.

"Uncle Bill" LeFevers and Luke Matlock are going to move two of Mr. Matlock's houses on Rush Creek to Yellville and put them up on Mr. LeFever's lots, just south of his dwelling. The buildings will be for rent.

Isaac Morris and Miss Lillie Brooks, of Mountain Home, eloped last week and were married at Gainesville, Mo. The young couple are well known here and their many friends wish them much happiness.

W. Q. Seawel last week bought the C. C. Horn property just west of town. We understand that he bought it for some outside parties that will block it off into lots and build some good residences on it. This begins to look a little more like business.

Oscar Davis came down from Powell to attend the concert last Friday night. He says that he, Roney and Stell, will enter school here in about two weeks. He thinks there will be several others enter school from that part of the county.

We forgot to say that A. J. Noe went on a visit to West Plains last week. We also forgot to say that while he was not considered a good enough republican to be postmaster, he was good enough for the republicans to put on their ticket for justice of the peace of this township.

B. J. Carney will build two good houses for rent in the near future. One on the property he bought of J. E. Wickersham and one on the lot lately purchased of James Wickersham, Sr. If Yellville has enough such men she will boom in earnest and we think she has them.

A mad dog bit a fine 300 lb. hog for R. J. Hurst during court week. The hog is now mad and of course will die. H. W. Hudson had a dog to go mad last week that was bit last May. Many people think that if stock don't go mad within nine days after being bit there is no danger. This is a mistake.

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