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February 1891 Issues
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by Gladys Horn Brown
February 6, 1891 Issue
Mrs. W. V. Sowel is dangerously sick.
John Pierce closed his school at the Watts school house last week.
Harvey Hathcock, of Ozark county, Mo., has been visiting a relative here the past week.
In the case of Jackson & Cox Vs. Gregory, the jury decided in favor of the latter.
Frank H. Floyd went back to Kansas City last week. He will return in a few days.
Rev. D. C. Ross went down to Searcy last week on a collecting tour.
Capt. T. B. Stallings was in town a day or two last week. His boat is now at McBee's waiting for water.
Hon. J. C. Floyd is home this week resting preparatory to tackling Searcy county next Monday.
Ambrose Bratton, of Searcy county, was in town this week. He made The Echo office a pleasant call.
J. B. Wilson was licensed to preach by the Quarterly Conference that convened at Yellville last week.
Don Camp and Miss Elizabeth Fulkenberry(sic) were married last Sunday. R. F. Patterson, J. P., officiating.
Mrs. D. L. Stockton, of Mtn. Home, was over here several days visiting her sick sister, Mrs. W. V. Sowel. She returned home Wednesday.
Sheriff Poynter and the other witnesses in the T. J. Smith whiskey case left last Monday for Fort Smith. The case is to be tried next week.
B. J. Carney last week sold J. W. Pierce and George Hall a new grist mill and cotton gin, engine, boiler and everything complete. It will be put up on Crooked creek near John Hurst's.
Mrs. J. A. Cowdrey is in very bad health. She is now at Harrison under Dr. Kirby's treatment. Mr. Cowdrey returned from Harrison last Monday and reported that his child was also quite sick.
From present indications we do not think we will have to charge any subscriber over $1 a year. Everybody is paying up and paying some in advance. This suits us better than to charge $1.25 next fall.
J. H. Berry & son are agents for the Love Sewing Machine. It is the finest machine in the market. Works button-holes, sews on the buttons, in fact does everything in the way of sewing. Call and examine them.
Judge J. S. Owens has concluded to make a crop this year. Irvin Baker has been employed to take his place in Berry & Sons store. Irvin is a promising young man, is a hustler, and will doubtless make an efficient clerk.
The premium horse that J. H. Berry and son were giving away on the sale of $3000 worth of goods having died, they will cut the amount of sales down to $1500 and give the lucky one choice between one of their $50.00 button-hole sewing machines or another horse.
Judge Owens worked in Berry _____ store last week till late ____urday evening and went home ___rday night. When he got to ___ house his wife called his atten-___ to a fine 10th boy that had ____ stopping there since Thurs____ the news of which the judge ___ heard. [NOTE: This article is blackened out in spots, but seems to announce the birth of a baby to Judge Owens and his wife.]
Dr. Brookshire writes us that he reached Lousiville all right but had the misfortune to get his watch, pocket knife and $1.50 in money stolen at a hotel. It seems that sharpers are just "laying for North Arkansas Doctors."
T. H. Smith of Baxter county is in this county canvassing for the Practical Home Physician and Faye Hempstead's Pictorial History of Arkansas. Mr. Smith is a first class gentleman and is doing a good business. The books he is offering for sale are among the best we have ever examined. They should be in every house in Marion county.
E. A. Medley of Evening Shade and R. F. Medley of Melbourne, will be in Yellville this month looking around for a view of locating. One is a jeweler and watch-maker and wishes to establish a business here. The other is a miller and is contemplating putting in a roller mill at this place. They will find Yellville ready to welcome any new enterprise that promises to build up the town.
Last Saturday night some parties broke into Newt Bearden's store on Rush creek. Several articles were taken. Suspicion pointed to James Haskett, and when arrested, he confessed that he and Fed Woods were the guilty parties. Woods is said to be an escaped convict from the Arkansas State Penitentiary, and has been hiding in this county for some time. Haskett was placed in jail here last Tuesday and will await the action of the grand jury. Woods has not been arrested yet.
Editor Echo: Health is good, one or two cases of measles excepted.
We had preaching last Sunday Eld. J. W. Coker. We have preaching three Sundays in each month. First Sunday by Rev. Thompson, Baptist; second by Rev. Brakebill, Methodist; third by Thos. Nowlin, Christian. School is all right.
Messrs. Huddleston and Wickersham lost a mare last Saturday from blind staggers.
Every man and his wife have mining fever.
R. B. Garrett has bought a miner's cap and pick and those who ought to know predict that the top of the hills and the head of the creek will meet on halfway ground and that [paper is folded here] .....
Messrs. Kaler of Clabber creek and Coker of Bruno, started to Fort Smith last Monday to serve as witnesses in the Smith case. More anon. -- Timothy Tugmutton.
EXCERPTS FROM MINING NEWS:
Delph and D. A. Hatton, of Web City, and W. G. Davidson of Joplin, were in town last week looking after mining property.
H. V. Griffin, of Armourdale, Kan., is in town looking after the future prospects of this county. He made The Echo office a very pleasant call.
"Billey" Burns, J. S. Nowlin and T. P. Nowlin, have made discoveries of zinc on Hampton and Greasy creeks. They report good prospects. Marion county is all a big mining camp.
B. Hanel came down again last Tuesday bringing with him a Mr. Risque of St. Louis and a Mr. Lee of Springfield. They and quite a number of others are down on Rush creek this week looking at mines.
We had the pleasure last Wednesday of meeting Mr. E. L. Hayes of Michigan. Mr. Hayes is one of the three gentlemen who have lately bought the big farm at Buffalo City. The other two gentlemen interested, Messrs. Barry and Riley are also from Michigan. The gentlemen also own large mining interests near Buffalo City. It is their intention to put a warehouse and ferry at Buffalo City and make that place what it once was, the depot of Northwest Arkansas.
Elder Henry Sasser and others have opened up some nice mines. We did not get to visit these but were informed that they gave promise of being very rich.
B. J. Carney has some splendid claims on little Rush. He has had his assessment work for last year done and has shown up some find prospects.
A great many claims have been laid in this vicinity lately. Hudson, Bice Sasser and others have recently staked out some nice claims. "Fate" Jones, Billey Jones, Horace Jones and others have some nice property near the confluence of the two creeks and about 350 acres, extending from the right bank of main Rush across the divide and down the Elbow Hollow to Mike Mathis' deeded land, has recently been located by Illinois and Kansas City parties. Mr. Mathis' land is also said to contain large deposits of zinc.
February 13, 1891 Issue (Top)
SADDLE AND HARNESS SHOP - J. W. P. Bedford is permanently located in the Seawel building, opposite the court house. He has on hand a good supply of material and is prepared to do all kinds of saddle and harness work. He will either repair or make new goods. He respectfully solicits a fair share of the public patronage.
Sullivan says that if Slavin, Corbett and Jackson will decide among themselves which is the best man, he will fight the one that whips the other two for any sum he or his friends may name.
Miss Grace Gradley, of Amboy, Ill., awoke last week from a trance she went into during religious excitement nine months ago. She has slept all the time, nourishment being administered in liquid form. She has lost the power of articulation.
The Mayor of Palestine Texas, made an assault on Rev. Sam Jones for personating(sic) him in a sermon. The following is what Jones telegraphed to his friends: "The one-gallus mayor of Palestine, Tex., tried to cane your uncle Jones this morning at the depot. I wrenched the cane from him and wore him out. I'm a little disfigured but still in the ring. I criticized his official career last November. It needed criticizing."
The bill making prize fighting a felony passed the Senate.
The bill to recompense jury commissions has passed the Senate.
The bill requiring jurors to be able to read and write passed the Senate on a vote of 22 to 25.
The Commission on State Charitable Institutions strongly recommends an additional building for the Insane Asylum.
The bill requiring non-residents who take mortgages in this State to record the same has passed both houses.
Mr. Henly of Searcy county has introduced a bill to consolidate the State and Federal elections. It will not be heard of again.
A resolution was introduced in the Senate scoring the Czar of Russia for his treatment of the Jews. It failed to pass.
The bill making it a misdemeanor for a buyer of cotton to take off anything for weighing it passed the house.
Mrs. W. V. Sowel is thought to be improving now.
Prof. Watson has invented a date calculator that if properly handled will make him a fortune.
J. B. Coffman, one of Harrison's best druggists, was in town the first of this week.
Alf Joblin, the most popular drummer in Ark., was in town this week.
Tom Wilson wants 1000 dry hides and 500 dozen eggs at Seawel's store.
Mr. Henry Woodward and W. H. Lefevers went to Harrison last week.
We call the attention of our readers this week to the ad. of R. A. Tatum.
Capt. Wm. Shipp will hereafter operate on the Mississippi. His interest in the Ralph is for sale.
Mr. and Mrs. Gear, who have been visiting relatives here for several weeks, left for their home in Springfield this week.
Will Weast left for Texas this week. He is in very bad health and we hope the change will be beneficial to him.
C. L. Glines has sold his jewelry business in Harrison and will follow the spectacle business solely hereafter.
Rev. J. M. Cantrell, of Mtn. Home and Rev. R. D. Moon of Valley Springs, are doing a good work in our meeting here.
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Burch, of Flippin, visited Mrs. Burch's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hudson of this place, Saturday and Sunday.
We call the attention of our readers to the new card of Seawel & Woods. They propose to do a hustling real estate business. We wish them success.
Remember The Echo is now $1.25 a year if not paid for in advance. A reasonable time, however, will be given our friends to straighten up the old score and begin anew.
Rev. T. L. Wilson has rented the "Ev." Harris house, now owned by W. Q. Seawel, for his family which arrived here from Valley Springs this week. Bro. Wilson is now a permanent citizen of our splendid town.
YELLVILLE IS A GOOD TOWN [From the Baxter County Citizen]
Peel had four business houses, now it has but two. J. M. Crews has sold his stock of goods to James Jones. Dr. Roberts sold his stock to G. L. Holt and they went to Protem, Mo. There is plenty of lead and zinc in this locality but we are all too poor to mine it. We need capital here badly.
Our town is composed of from 25 to 30 houses. We have three business houses, two blacksmith shops and two Church houses. Our Academy is an institution that any people might well be proud of. It is established on a firm basis and its success is made sure by the untiring energies of Prof. A. V. Hicks, Prin., and Miss Mollie Branscomb, Ass't, More anon. -- Subscriber.
Health generally good.
Bob Chappell lost a good young mare with blind staggers last week. Neal Dodd also lost a horse with the same disease.M. W. Platt had a rail mauling last Thursday.
A. L. Dirst is just finishing one of the finest cisterns in Marion county. Mr. Rockwell is putting on the cement.
Ben Weast was up here this week and put in a couple of tin flues for Mr. Dirst.
Mr. Brown is not working his mines at present on account of water. He is fixing to put in pumps and will push work in the near future as he thinks he has a splendid showing. --Anon.
Mr. G. A. Powell is very sick with measles.
W. Q. Elam closed his school at Antioch, on Greasy creek, last week.
F. G. Huddleston started to St. Louis last Monday.
George Wickersham returned last week from a trip south where he had been to sell some mules.
W. T. Gooch of Tomahawk thinks he has discovered silver.
R. V. Garrett has been suffering from rheumatism of late, in consequence of which, the hills around Bruno remain as nature formed them. -- T. T.
FROM DINGLER TEX.
Thos. Smith of Marion county, serving out in our county jail, a fine for selling liquor, was taken out by a guard to attend church last Sunday, at the close of the services succeeded in slipping away and making good his escape. Marshall Stockton followed him as far as Yellville but did not succeed in re-capturing him. -- Harrison Times.
February 20, 1891 Issue (Top)
"Jack the Ripper" has killed another woman in London. It is now believed the "Jack" is a woman.
General Sherman died at New York, on the 14th, with erysipelas. Admiral Porter died the day before. Two great men have crossed over the river of death.
Hereafter, pension sharks will only get $2 in increase cases instead of $10 as formerly. And they will only get $5 instead of $10 in disability cases.
T. J. Smith beat his case at Fort Smith.
R. W. Bussey, our enterprising mill man, put up 217 bales of cotton this year although he was late in getting his gin ready.
Willie Hudson, Frank Sims and Thos. Harris left last Monday to try their fortunes in the big wide world. We wish the boys success.
Mrs. Welman and Mrs. Zick, who have been visiting here this winter, left for their home in Illinois this week.
Mrs. T. W. Harris, who has been visiting her daughter at Hot Springs for several weeks, returned home last Friday.
Col. Thompson, of Rush, was married last Tuesday to Mrs. Andrews of Fayetteville. We wish the happy couple success.
It is reported that Miss Fannie Cravens was married at Batesville this week. We did not learn the name of the lucky man.
Henry Young and Wesley Lewallen solicits everyone attending Court to call and see them. They want to see you on special business.
A Mammoth Springs Monitor thinks that The Echo should always mention Marion county as second to Fulton so as to not be disappointed in the end. While Marion is proud of her enterprising, manufacturing sister, Fulton, she refuses to be classed as second in importance. Marion will be the banner county in the State and the Queen of the Southwest.
Last Tuesday night Sheriff Poynter captured James Reed in Berry & Sons warehouse. He had been breaking in the house and raiding candy from a bucket that the sheriff had left in there _____ of A. B. Davis. [This is too dark to read.]
The Echo has determined to have a new office all its own. The lumber is now being sawed and work will begin in two or three weeks. It will be built on the northwest corner of the public square, just north of the post office. We will need every cent of money that is due us and expect everyone of our friends who is behind on last year's account to settle up before the close of court. The Echo believes in continually improving. It has never asked for a bonus. It simply asks and must have what is due it.
The Stillwell house has been crowded for the past week with men on the lookout for our valuable mineral lands.
Messrs. Ashcraft and Gray, from Web City, Mo., are locating several claims in this vicinity.
Whitfield Harris is doing some surveying in this neighborhood this week.
A Mrs. Rurden, who is visiting with Mrs. M. W. Platt, gave birth to a fine girl the 15th.
Uncle Arch Anderson has homesteaded 160 acres of land. Uncle Arch is 72 years old but still thinks he can open up a farm in our fine land of pine.
February 27, 1891 Issue (Top)
An insane man at Bald Knob, this State, shot and killed an unoffending passenger in a pullman car. The Conductor went in to see what was wrong and was also shot and instantly killed. The mad man was finally secured. Graeter, the man who did the killing, resides in Vincennes, Ind.
CIRCUIT COURT PROCEEDINGS
Circuit Court convened last Monday, Judge B. B. Hudgins in the Chair. Prosecuting Attorney, Floyd, Sheriff, Poynter, Clerk, Wickersham, and the other officers of the Court present.
The following members of the bar were also present: Bailey, Woods, Fee, Keener, Fisk, Dyer, Horton, O'Neal, Harris, Crump, Brisco and Frank Pace.
The Court room was densely packed, several ladies and children being present to listen to the charge of Judge Hudgins to the grand jury. The large crowd was perfectly quiet and listened to the charge with the closest attention, the judge speaking so that every person in the room could distinctly hear every word.
Following is the list of grand jurors:
The following cases had been disposed of up to Thursday noon:
State Vs. James Hardister, breach of peace, jury trial, guilty, fined $5 and costs.
Allen Stacy, B. P., plea of guilty, fined $5 and costs.
Joe Lovell and Wm. _iggs [Higgs or Biggs?] horse racing, plea of guilty, fined $15 each and costs.
Robert Jefferson, six cases selling liquor without license, forfeiture of $250 bond in one case, nol pros. as to five cases, fine of $200 in one case.
Albert Wood, gaming on Sunday, jury trial, not guilty.
E. C. Treat, selling liquor, forfeiture on bond.
Lee Richardson, disturbing religious congregation, jury trial, guilty, fined $50.
Joe Younger, wearing weapons, jury trial, guilty, fined $50.
George Craven, breach of peace, plea of guilty, fined $5.
Rufus Stephens, assault and battery, continued.
Albert Wood, Sabbath breaking, jury trial, not guilty.
Felix Dobbs and George Perry, racing on highway, jury trial, not guilty.
Thomas Jetton, gaming, continued.
W. H. Whitley, breach of peace: motion to dismiss on grounds of former conviction sustained.
Lee Haggard, gaming, continued.
Ambros Atterbery, disturbing peace, jury trial, guilty, fined $5.
J. F. Case, assault and battery, continued.
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Riley, assault and battery, jury trial, not guilty.
Jack McVey, wearing weapons, jury trial, guilty, fined $50.
James Kaler, wearing weapons, continued.
Thomas Robbins and Thomas Clark, breaking fence, continued.
Joe Lovell, breach of peace, jury trial, fined $10.
Robert Merriman, wearing weapons, nol pros.
Andy Lee, assault and battery, jury trial, fined $1.
Ben Mallow, breach of peace, submitted to the Court, acquitted.
Wm. Higgs, petty larceny, nol pros.
Wm. Faught, abusing teacher, continued.
S. Merriman, wearing weapons, submitted to the Court, acquitted.
John and Thos. Hawkins and Jerry Langston, malicious mischief, (stealing watermelons) jury trial, fined $50 each.
It is thought that the Brassfield case will be tried this Court.
DeRoos Bailey was honored with the position of special judge in several cases in which Judge Hudgins was disqualified.
Robert Jefferson, who had to answer to six indictments for selling liquor without license, beat all the cases but one and was fined $200 in that and given over to the custody of the sheriff. Robert sat around innocently enough until the sheriff was called to one side when he quietly got up and went down stairs, walked to the bluff, then "pulled his freight" at a lively gait, running across the creek and disappearing on the other side. The sheriff has not yet been able to bring him back.
The grand jury has returned several indictments. Among them are James Haskett, charged with burglary; Henry Madewell, charged with grand larceny and Abner Brassfield, charged with murder in the first degree.
It will be remembered that Haskett is one of the parties that recently broke into Newt Bearden's store. Madewell is the fellow that last fall stole a mule from Wm. Magness, Brassfield is the fellow that killed Wm. Ham in Tomahawk township last October. The above three parties are in our county jail.
Judge Hudgins is making himself solid with the taxpayers of this county. No noise is allowed in the court room to disturb the proceedings. [The remainder of court notes is unreadable.]
Lewis Osborne, of James creek, is dangerously sick. It is thought he cannot possibly recover.
Prof. Watson has resigned his position in the school here and will devote his time in the future to his inventions.
Dr. Andrews of Harrison is with us this week. He is busy repairing the dental imperfections of our people.
Rev. Hively greatly assisted in making the protracted meeting of this place a success. Rev. J. M. Cantrell went home last Saturday.
John O'Neal closed his school at George's creek last week. His school was a success and he was employed to teach the school at that place next summer.
Mrs. W. R. Jones took her old position in the school room this week. The worst of the winter is now over and the primary department of the school ought to be filled with the little "future hopes" of our town and community. Start the little fellas to school.
There was considerable moving in town last Saturday. R. W. Bussey moved to the property he recently bought of Bud McVey. McVey moved to the property recently bought of J. S. Cowdrey and Henry Woodward moved to one of the new houses recently built by L. L. Seawel.
Rev. Hively informs us that steps are being taken to repair the Methodist Church house at Liberty and to build a new one at Pleasant Ridge. We trust the enterprising people down there will push this good work to an early completion. We need more and better Church and school houses.
James Reed was examined before Squire Patterson last Friday on the charge of burglary and was released on the ground that he did not enter the building to commit a felony. Under a decision of the Supreme Court, he was only guilty of trespass and petty larceny as his conduct showed that he did not intend to take anything but the candy.
A. A. Bradley and wife of Snowball, Searcy county, were visiting relatives here this week. W. A. Bradley, who has been attending school here, went home with his father. [remainder unable to read.]
Dr. Pierce reports a fine boy at the residence of Wm. Wilson. Of course the new arrival is a Democrat.
Last March the M. E. Church at Bruno was badly damaged by the wind, but was repaired and was thought to be about as good as ever. The brisk wind last Wednesday twisted it up badly again.
Prof. T. W. Harris has been appointed Deputy County Examiner and will attend to any of the duties of that office in the absence of the Co. Ex. This arrangement will give general satisfaction.
Old stony contains the following at the time of going to press: Abner Brassfield, Joe Lovell, Ambrose Atterberry, Jerry Langston, John and Thomas Hawkins, Henry Madewell and James Haskett.
Dr. Brewer and son, Mar___ of Mtn. Home are over here this week. Doctor has concluded to locate at Yellville and become a permanent citizen of this place. He expects to move over in about a week. He will occupy the Mrs. Carter property near the parsonage. Yellville is already pretty well supplied with good doctors but they and the rest of the citizens will give Dr. Brewer a hearty welcome.
Yellville was treated to quite a surprise last Sunday when the news spread over town that Ambrose Bratton of Wiley's Cove had captured one of our most amiable and estimable young ladies, Miss Francis Hudson. Rev. D. C. Ross performed the ceremony. The happy couple left for a two week's honeymoon during which they will visit the State Capitol and other places. The Echo wishes them success and happiness.