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Mt. Echo Newspaper
April 1891 Issues
Abstracted & Copyrighted
by Gladys Horn Brown

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April 3, 1891 Issue


Peace has been declared between the Hatfield and McCoy clans in West Virginia and Kentucky. It was brought about by the marriage of one of the Hatfields to a Miss McCoy.

Miss Kate, the accomplished daughter of Congressman Sam Peel of Bentonville, was married last Monday to Prof. Anderson of Fayetteville, a member of the State University.


Prof. Chapman got back from Springfield this week.

Drs. Brewer and Coker will office together at the office formerly occupied by Dr. Bryan.

Dr. Brewer will move next week to Hon. J. C. Floyd's present residence. Mr. Floyd will move to J. H. Berry's.

G. T. Robison's wife and baby of Fallen Ash died last Monday. Mr. Robison is one of our best citizens and his many friends sympathize with him in his great loss.

Ambrose Atterberry was released from jail last Monday. He had stayed in long enough to pay his fine and he gave bond for his appearance at court to answer to the charge of petty larceny.

It is unlawful to kill game as follows: Deer, from April 1st to August 1st; wild turkeys, from May 1st to September 1st; prairie chickens, from February 1st to September 1st; and quail, from March 1st to October 1st.

J. H. Berry and Son are agents for the large Tailoring establishment of F. Kauffmann, Chicago, and would be pleased to have you call and examine their elegant line of samples for summer suits and pants.

We failed to mention last week that Misses May and Fanny Cravens were visiting friends in town. The report that Miss Fanny was married at Batesville originated from a letter written by herself as a joke.

Judge Hudgins has been instructing the Grand Jury to indict every man guilty of cursing on the streets or other public places. This is an old statute and one not generally observed, but it is law all the same. - Futon County Banner.

W. H. Peery is a little better this week.

Mrs. Olive Carter is suffering with La Grippe.

Rev. D. C. Ross made a trip to Protem, Mo., this week.

Miss Martha Pennington has been quite sick for several days, but is better now.

George Wickersham took the hack Thursday for West Plains. From there he will go to the State of Washington, which he will make his future home.

The report in last weeks Echo that Stell Davis was dead was a mistake. Stell is well and hearty and will no doubt be glad when he read his death notice that it was a mistake. How such a report got out we cannot understand. Everybody in town, almost, was talking about the matter and we supposed the report was true.

We call the attention of our readers this week to the card of Dr. F. I. Brewer of Oakland. The Dr. is a graduate of the University of Louisville, Ky. He is strictly sober, active, energetic, a safe man and a good doctor. He is recently from Baxter county where he stands high in the esteem of the best people. We wish him every success.

Dr. Brewer's infant child had the measles last week. The Dr. and his wife can think of no chance it had of catching them. It is hoped that they will not spread over town. However, this editor and several others were exposed. If no Echo should appear next week you may know that the entire office force have the measles and that it has been impossible to secure a printer from abroad.

T. J. Smith of Barren Creek township, who was tried and convicted at Yellville at the last term of the circuit court and fined $200 for selling liquor without license in Marion county, in default of payment of which fine was placed in jail and afterward made his escape, stood Deputy Sheriff Brown, of Boone county, off one day last week, refusing to be arrested. Brown could not make him surrender without shooting him and his father-in-law, Jas. Sinor, both, and he did not want to do that. Smith swears he means to stay at home and will die before he will surrender to an officer. Baxter County Citizen.


Marcus and May Brewer entered school Monday.

Miss Ophelia Livingston of Mountain Home entered school here this week.

Mr. Ben. Clark went home Wednesday to stay a few days.

Miss Jennie Hudson visited us this week. -- Friend.


J. E. Lemen and wife moved out to the Pangle place this week and have gone to housekeeping.

Joe's Crusher will soon be ready for business.

       [This very short obituary cannot be read entirely, and can barely be made out that it is that of Catherine Poynter, wife of W. H. Poyter, of Flippin. She was age 27, and the date of her death was March and looks like 29th 1891. but can't be certain about that. I transcribe what I can so that interested parties can try to find a better copy of this newspaper if they want it.]


April 10, 1891 Issue (Top)


General Albert Pike died at his home in Washington City on the 3rd. He was formerly a citizen of this State, and at his death, stood higher in _____ than any man in the world.


All the sick folks in town are improving nicely.

The Medical Society held a very interesting meeting last Tuesday.

Mrs. Wm. Pope an estimable lady of Bruno, died last week.

Charles Markle, one of Marion county's best citizens, died at Lead Hill last Saturday.

James Wickersham, Sr., is hauling lumber preparatory to putting up a large dwelling house just west of the parsonage. The house will be for rent.

Prof. Watson left last Saturday for home. He received a letter from his mother stating his brother was in trouble. The nature of the trouble was not stated.

Miss Jennie Hudson passed a good examination last Friday, and will teach this summer. Miss Jennie is highly qualified and the district that secures her as a teacher will do well.

Silas C. Turnbo of Keesee's Ferry, who is the best weather authority in Northwest Arkansas, writes us that this has been the coldest and most backward spring we have had since '57.

J. H. Woods of Izard county is a candidate for Circuit Judge in the new Judicial district. Mr. Woods is a brother to S. W. Woods of this place. We had the pleasure of meeting him once and from our short acquaintance with him, hope he will be successful.

Mrs. J. G. Adams, wife of Dr. Adams, south of town, died very suddenly last Saturday. Heart disease was the cause. She was a very estimable lady and her sudden death was a shock to her many friends. The bereaved husband has the sincere sympathy of all in his great loss.

Hon. J. C. Floyd last Friday got back from attending the circuit court at Salem, Fulton county. He reports a lively court. One fellow, Thos. Richie, was sent up for one year for resisting an officer. Charley and S. W. Woods will attend the Izard circuit court next week.

Dr. J. C. Higgs is back from the Medical school at Little Rock. We see in the Gazette that he graduated with honors and is now a full-fledged M.D. His many friends will be pleased to hear of his success and no one has a better right to congratulate him than the editor of The Echo.

Yellville was full of people last Monday. Some were attending Probate court, some came in to pay taxes and many came in expecting to make purchases of the bankrupt stock of A. B. Davis. In the latter they were disappointed. The goods were sold in bulk and the whole stock was bought by W. Q. Seawel for $775.

The town election last Tuesday passed off very quietly; however, a fair vote was polled. The following were elected:
Mayor, S. W. Woods
Recorder, C. N. Wilson
Marshall, Henry Woodward
J. S. Cowdrey
Dr. J. M. Coker
R. W. Bussey
Clint Butler
B. L. Weast
The Council is an excellent one and it is the duty of every citizen to give it a hearty support. None of the members of the Council that were elected last year stood for re-election, but they went out enjoying the full confidence of the people who elected them.


The following have been licensed to marry since we last published the list:
S. C. Dodd, Sugar Loaf, 46 - Mrs. Ada Denton, Sugar Loaf, 24
John B. Phillips, Prairie, 42 - Bettie Rhoton, Prairie, 19
J. L. Newton, White river, 23 - Mrs. I. E. Lindsley(sic) White river, 25
Simon J. Stacey, Crockett, 43 - Elizabeth A. Bryant, Crockett, 36


       Mr. Clark is with us again.-- Mr. Rora Patterson left this week for Mississippi. We regret very much for Rora to leave.-- The following named persons entered school Monday: Frank Rea, Joe Fee and Misses Leller and Hellen Hurst.-- Rev. L. L. Seawel conducted chapel exercises Monday morning.-- Miss Martha Thompson visited us Tuesday. -- Friend.

       Yellville, Ark., April, 7th, 1891. Editor Echo: Today I leave Yellville for home. After I stay there a few days I shall be away to the "land of my nativity." I take this method of informing the good people of Yellville that my reason for leaving is I have better inducements in Monroe county, Miss., and it is not because I have any objection to Yellville or the Yellville school. The school is worthy of being commended by all. Its teachers can not be excelled in any country. I pray that Yellville and the Yellville school may be the recipients of God's richest blessings. -- H. T. Patterson.


April 17, 1891 Issue (Top)


P. T. Barnam, the great showman, is dead.

Mrs. John L. Sullivan will be baptized under the auspices of the Salvation Army.

Mrs. James K. Polk owes $2,000 taxes on her Nashville residence, and the house is advertised for sale to meet them.


B. M. Estes of Boone county was in town over Sunday.

"Aunts" Betsey Wickersham and Lou Tatum made The Echo office a pleasant visit Thursday.

E. M. Davis formerly of Bruno orders his paper sent to Harrison. We presume he has located there.

Wm. Lefevers will work for "Tom" Davenport of George's creek this summer.

Every precaution is being taken to prevent the spreading of measles over town but it is feared the efforts will prove futile.

A cotton shed belonging to Hill Fontaine & Co., Memphis, was burned April 9th. Between eight and ten thousand bales were burned with a loss of $325,000, insurance not known.

A. L. Dirst is building a nice residence near Dodd City. He is putting in a marble foundation and onyx corners. Mr. Dirst is one of our most enterprising men.

Mrs. T. A. Blake, who has been visiting her husband here for several weeks, left on the hack last Monday for her home in Columbus, Kan.

_______Saffer of Harrison was down last Monday looking around with a view of putting in a first class drug store here. Nothing is worse needed at Yellville. If Mr. Saffer concludes to come, Mr. Wadkins will probably come with him. Both are enterprising business men and would be quite an addition to our community.

Stell Davis writes from Brumlow, Tex., that he is quite sure he is alive. That he is in good health and has the best school in Wise county. He will be home in May and teach this summer where he taught last year. After that he will either return to Texas or enter the Medical College at Little Rock. All of which shows, as he says, that he is a pretty lively corpse.

A bran new girl at J. S. Cowdrey's.

Last Saturday a young man by the name of Van Sickle, a miner who lived about two miles from Rush, concluded to try to shoot his Winchester with black powder. The powder did not have enough force to throw the ball out and the bullet lodged. Not knowing this he put in another shell and fired it. The result was an explosion in the wrong direction. A sharp instrument, used in the breech, blew out and was driven into one of his eye balls to a depth of 1-1/2 in. No one else was present when the accident occurred and he undertook to pull the instrument out. One hand was not sufficient but by using both he succeeded in extracting it. He then locked the doors and walked over to J. W. Snipe's about a quarter distant, where he has been receiving care and attention. It is not yet known whether or not he will lose the sight of his eye.


Mr. George Davis, who has been attending school here, has returned to his home in Baxter county.-- Miss Lillie Nelson visited at her home in Baxter county this week.-- John Noe, R. L. Berry and Virgie Hutchison entered school this week.-- We failed to say anything about Miss Lizzie Adams going home on the account of the death of her sister-in-law.

       In memory of little Marvin A. Covington, who departed this life Jan. 24th 1891.
My baby slept - How calm his rest,
As e're his handsome face a smile,
Like that of Angel flitting, while,
He lay so still upon they breast.

My baby sleeps - a tiny mound,
All covered o'er with infant flowers,
Yet woos me in my walking hours,
Down to the quiet burying ground.

An when I sleep, I seem to be,
With my baby in another land.
I take his little baby hand,
He smiles and sings sweet songs to me.

Sleep on my baby while I keep,
My vigils till this life be past,
Then shall I, too, lie down at last
And with my darling baby sleep.

       Editor Echo. Please allow me space in your valuable paper to pay a tribute of respect to my much loved brother, W. L. Weast, who departed this life March 4th, 1891 at Highland, Eratt Co., Tex.
A loved one from our home is gone,
A voice we loved so well is still.
A chair is vacant in our home
That never can be filled.
Death has been here and bore away
A brother from our side,
Just in the morning of his life,
As young as we, he died.
Perhaps our time may too be short,
Our days may fly as fast,
O, Lord, impress this solemn thought,
This day may be our last.
We cannot tell who next may fall,
Beneath the chastening rod,
One may be first, but let us all
Prepare to meet our God.
       Cuba C. Covington.


April 24, 1891 Issue (Top)

       ADAMS - Sister Permelia M. Adams, nee Newton, was born Jan. 6 1872, at southeast Mo. and died of heart disease at her home in Marion Co. Ark., April 4, 1891, at the early age of 19 years 2 months and 29 days. She was married to Dr. Joe Adams May 25, 1890 with whom she lived 10 months and 10 days. She was (or had been) a member of the Christian Church. Notwithstanding her oft repeated suffering from heart disease, she always wore a smile of true contentment. As a child she was obedient, as a wife and companion sweet spirited. Her friendship was true and sacrificing. As a Christian she.... [The rest of this is about 95 percent unreadable. It was very hard to read the above, but eulogistic prose seems to be what follows. The author of the obituary is cut off. The article is located on the front page of The Echo down in the bottom right corner.]


Little Lonnie Layton who was dangerously sick last week is better now.

Mrs. J. N. Griffin and children of Oakland are visiting relatives in town.

My boy found a 12 gal. wash kettle about 1-1/2 miles above Yellville on Crooked creek. It had been washed down at some time before by a rise in the creek. Owner can get information by addressing, Charles Davis.

The postmaster at Harrison, V. W. Murphy, has resigned his position. J. T. Penn is acting until a successor shall have been appointed for Mr. Murphy. Failing health is one reason assigned for the resignation.

Oscar Tipton, son of Hon. H. C. Tipton of Harrison, died at Fort Smith last week after several months of illness. Oscar was a bright young fellow and had the happy faculty of making friends of all who knew him. He was buried at Harrison.

We call the attention of our readers this week to the card of H. Woodward. Mr. Woodward has no superior as a painter and paper hanger in this section of country. He is now a permanent citizen and should be given a large and liberal patronage.

A. S. Layton is getting ready to build a first class barber shop just west of and joining his marble front. The shop will be 16 x 10 ft, glass front and furnished in first class style. It will be occupied by Reed & Tansey, our accommodating barbers.

"Uncle" Jim Wickersham is getting the lumber on the ground to put up a first class boarding house just west of the parsonage. The house will be two stories high, contain 8 rooms and will require between 24,000 and 25,000 ft. of lumber. The building will be owned by Mr. Wickersham and the firm of Wickersham & Huddleston at Bruno. It will be for rent and will be a great advantage to our school as well as an improvement to our town.

Last Saturday night at a meeting at a private ___ at King's Prairie, Shell King was dangerously and perhaps fatally injured. From the meager reports we could get it seems that King was ___ Thos. Smart's ____ boy. The boy got mad and made at King for a fight. King threw him down and was holding him when another one of Smart's boys struck King on the head with a rock. The report Sunday morning was that his scull was mashed and he would not recover. Wednesday there were two reports in town. One that he was dead and the other that he was yet alive and ___ a chance to recover. [cut off.]

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