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

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June 5, 1891 Issue

Last Monday, J. C. Floyd went down to Marshall to prosecute a fellow by the name of Hollis for slashing up a fellow by the name of Norman with a hatchet. Norman formerly lived in Yellville where James Pierce now lives. He is said to be badly cut up. We did not get the full particulars.


Mrs. W. R. Jones will stay in Ill. till about the first of July.

Miss Myrtle Wilson is visiting relatives at Bellfonte.

Dr. Coker reports the arrival of a fine girl at John Allen's, Jr.

Miss Mae Brewer is visiting friends at Mtn. Home.

Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Floyd returned from Bentonville last week where they have been visiting relatives.

H. B. Dallam, formerly of The Echo, is now editor and proprietor of the Wynne Ripsaw. We wish him success.

Last Saturday R. D. Keeter's little six year old son fell off of a log breaking his arm badly. Drs. Coker and Adams successfully set the arm and the little fellow is doing nicely.

Drs. J. M. Coker and J. G. Adams have formed a partnership and Dr. Adams is now a citizen of Yellville. This arrangement makes a strong firm. Dr. Coker has had a most successful practice for many years and Dr. Adams, in addition to being a splendid young man, is a recent graduate of our State Medical School, came out of school with high honors and has had a very successful practice. We wish the new firm _____ success.

This scribe got back from excursion jaunt last Tuesday. To say we enjoyed our trip is putting it mildly, but we are glad to get back home. There is absolutely no place in this Union of States that suits us as well as Arkansas. There are a few advantages that other places have that we are deprived of at present, but it is only a question of time when we will be blessed with every advantage that any country now enjoys. While we now have many blessings, and always will have them, that other places can never have, in all our recent ramble we breathe no such ____ as that of Northwest Arkansas. We drank no such was as flows from our living springs. We saw no such scenery as our evergreen hills and crystal streams afford. We saw no better crops anywhere, and as to our undeveloped resources we saw nothing to compare with it. This trip reconciled us, for the first time, with our rocky roads. We infinitely prefer the rocks of Northwest Arkansas to the mud in winter and dust in summer of a prairie country. In short, we are truly glad that our good star guided our steps to this portion of our happy southland. This is now our permanent home and we are for it forever.

       Council met at 5:00 p.m. June 3rd. Recorder being absent, J. A. Young was elected recorder pro tem. Messrs. Cowdrey and ____sey were elected street commissioners. Their duty is to direct all street work and accept or reject substitutes for those who are liable to street duty. A committee consisting of Mayor and Dr. Coker was elected to revise and draft ordinances and resolutions. A committee consisting of B. L. Weast, Clint Butler and C. N. Wilson was elected to audit accounts presented. A. S. Layton was elected treasurer and his bond placed at $500. Regular meetings will be held on the first and third Monday nights each month. Adjourned.


June 12, 1891 Issue (Top)


Jenks Griffin was in town on Wednesday and Thursday.

Dr. Coker reports that a bouncing boy recently arrived at Ben Johnson's.

Mrs. Mollie Wilson and ___ Claude Wilson visited friends in Yellville this week.

Mrs. Margaret Thompson has returned from a pleasant visit of several weeks in Boone county.

J. H. Porter, of Poplar Grove, Ark., is here and will remain till Aug. when he will enter school.

Dr. Brewer and family spent Sunday in Mtn. Home. Miss May, who has been visiting them, returned with them.

Mr. Walter and Miss Mabel Harris, two splendid young folks of Melbourne, will attend the Institute here the coming year.

We forgot to say last week that Dr. Brewer had moved his office into Hon. J. C. Floyd's law office. Mr. Floyd is having his office repainted and otherwise improved.

John Hathcock left last Wednesday for his home in Ozark County, Mo. He will be back to attend school this fall and will doubtless be able to induce several others to come with him.

The Echo is now in its own quarters and is not ashamed to have its friends call at any time. We believe we have the first printing office ever built for that purpose in Yellville.

Harvey Matthews was in town several days this week. He will __ this year where Prof. W. B. Schoggin has been teaching in Baxter county. He gets good wages and a long term.

William Hudson and Miss Lizzie Davenport, of George's creek, have the measles. They took them from Will Lewallen who inoculated the whole country at the close of the school.

Measles are all over town again. Will Lewallen had them on the night of the exhibition at the close of school, and there being a large crowd present, the entire surrounding county may get ready for them.

M. Chandler and his little son, of Valley Springs, passed through town this week on their way to Tennessee where they will visit Mr. Chandler's daughter. From there they will go to Portland, Oregon, which place they will make their future home. Mr. Chandler formerly lived at Bellfonte, but recently sold his property there to "Uncle Jim" Jackson, of this county, who now occupies it. Mrs. Chandler died of consumption a few months ago.


June 19, 1891 Issue (Top)


Dr. Chas. Cantrell, of Salado, is visiting relatives in this county.

Dr. Coker reports a bran new girl at William Tansey's. "And the barber kept on shaving."

The barber shop is now located east of the Marble Front in the Layton block.

Tom Bales is the owner of a calf that when one hour old weighed 80 lbs. It is just ordinary stock.

Will Stacy, of Flippin, lost his infant child last Saturday night. It lived only a short time after birth.

"Uncle" Jack Noe has made an engagement for all the corn meal he can sell for the next four months, and will have a load on hand by Saturday.

Many of our citizens are expressing regret at the loss of Judge Hudgins and Prosecuting Attorney Floyd from this Circuit. -Fulton County Banner.

Mrs. Mary Reed and her daughter, Lavada, moved to near Chadwick, Mo. this week. They will make their home with Mrs. Reed's ___ sons, James and Dora.

The Fort Smith Elevator says Perry Poynter was released from the U.S. jail at that place last week. He had been confined on a plea of guilty of selling liquor in this county without license.

Rev. J. M. Cantrell was in Yellville yesterday (Thursday) working in the interest of the Quitman school. He has given up his charge to Rev. J. C. Hooker, of Quitman, who will be at Mtn. Home this week.

The little eight-year old son of ___ Emery, of James creek, was bitten by a rattlesnake last week. The wound was promptly ___ with rattlesnake weed, [the rest of this is unreadable.]

W. Q. Seawel has recently had his dwelling repainted. Henry Woodward did the job and it is one of the nicest jobs Henry has yet done in town, and that is saying a good deal. Mr. Seawel is also having what is known as the "Eva" Harris property painted up and otherwise improved. Let the good work go on all over town.

A. W. Wickersham last Monday bought J. E. Wickersham's town property opposite of W. I. Lefevers' and will take possession September 1st. J. E. Wickersham will build a nice new residence at the corner of Carter and College Streets. This trade will add another nice dwelling to the town, and bring another good family here to take advantage of our splendid school. We would like to hear of several more trades like this.

Someone made an attempt to burn Cox & Denton's store last Saturday night. The fiend had entered the store through a window, went to the oil tank, drew oil and saturated the floor and a lot of the goods with coal oil, then set a match to it and escaped. Joe Twiggs happened to be passing just at midnight and saw the flames before they got under headway. He gave the alarm and the fire was extinguished. There seems to be no clew(sic) to the would be incendiary.

A. M. Baker, DeSoto Twp., 25 - Nancy E. Burns, DeSoto, Twp., 16
John M. Hampton, Union, 38 - Emma Cannon, Union, 22
Wm. Willoughby, N. Fork, 23 - Anna Herron, N. Fork, 18
J. J. Woodruff, Madison, Tenn., 37 [Davidson Co., TN] - Nora Nickum, Valley Spgs., 21 [Boone Co., Ark.]
F. S. Briggs, Crockett, 18 - M. E. Willmoth, Crockett, 16


Born to Mr. and Mrs. Stacy, a girl, but it was dead. Mrs. Stacy is doing well.

Miss Lena Lynch has the measles, also Harrison Poynter. Both are quite sick. Harrison says he has the Will Lewallen kind of measles. Miss Lena hasn't expressed herself as to what kind she has, but perhaps the same kind.

Miss Tennie Bain is quite sick with typho malaria fever.

Wheat harvesting is being conducted briskly.

Crops are looking well. -- J.E.M.


All hearts were made glad by a good rain for which we have been in want since the middle of April.

Wheat good, but not enough sown.

Lessie Casey, Mrs. Jno. A. Fisher, and Master Pace Young are very sick.

Population in Powell increased by the arrival of a fine boy to A. B. Davis and a girl at Byrd Narramore's.

A little boy of Mr. Emery of Leadville was bitten by a rattlesnake some days ago. He is doing well.

I learned Miss Maggie Carson had a congestive chill Wednesday.

Plenty of Will Lewallen measles in this vicinity.

Tobe Pannell has a bran new girl and A. S. Pannell a bouncing boy. -- HORACE


June 19, 1891 Issue Missing


June 26, 1891 Issue (Top)


Weather warm.

Everybody busy in crops.

Dr. Brookshier(sic) returned this week from Louisville.

"Uncle" Levi Hefner has been very sick a day or two but is better. - HORACE


Health good.

Rain plenty.

Crops fine, especially corn and oats.

Mining interest is good and some assessment work is being done.

Wm. Bennett & Son and Mr. Feight of Chicago were here a few days ago looking at our onyx and zinc.

Mr. Feight who makes onyx a specialty, says Linton & Black have some first class onyx.

Bennett & Son bought some valuable zinc property up here. --Capt. Salt River Packet.


Farmers are being with their crops on account of so much rain.

Crops look fine with the exception of a few weeds.

The "Morning Star" mine is still being worked and is showing up nicely.

A. L. Jones and myself took a prospecting tour last Friday and found some very fine outcrops of ore on some claims of ours, situated about four miles north of Rush, in the vicinity of Bennett's fine outcrops in "Treat Valley".

The Ed. has a fine claim adjoining ours. -- R.E.


Wheat harvest is over.

Mining interests on a big boom.

The writer has must recovered from the measles which he caught at the exhibition at Yellville where they were so generously distributed.

Rev. J. N. Hively preached at Elbow Hollow school house last Sunday at 11 and at night.

Rea & Thompson of Onset have sold all their machinery except their gin, to some parties at DeSoto who will move it to that place. Consideration $1,625. Mr. Rea will put in new machinery and continue to run the gin. --J.H.H.


Rev. Godby failed to meet his appointment here last Friday night.

Rev. T. A. Martin attended the protracted meeting here a day or two this week.

John O'Neal and G. Q. Seawel went over to Mtn. Home last Saturday.

Mrs. Henry Woodward is quite sick this week. She has measles complicated with malaria.

Henry Woodward is pushing the work on his new house. He will have a real neat three room cottage.

Several of our young folks are going to meet the young folks of Mtn. Home at Denton's Ferry Saturday.

In the township election, in Prairie township last Saturday, John King was elected J.P. Mr. J. E. Norman was the opposing candidate.

S. W. Sharpe of George's creek has our thanks for the first ripe peaches of the season. They were grown from three year old trees and were fine indeed.

Sam'l. Livingston, of Baxter county, is still here drilling wells. He finished a good well for R. W. Bussey last week. He is now drilling one at the parsonage.

Eld. Maynard, Baptist State Evangelist, preached at Yellville last Wednesday and Wednesday night. He made a first rate impression among our people.

Thos. Harris, son of Prof. T. W. Harris, got back home last Friday. He will go west again about the first of October. He had rather poor health while gone.

Roney Davis got back from Texas last week. He will teach at Concord this summer after which he will return to Texas and make that State his future home.

Mrs. W. R. Jones arrived home last Tuesday. She reports a pleasant visit to her old home, but thinks Arkansas is the best place in the world after you get to it.

We omitted to say last week that the Sunday school at the Presbyterian Church has been revived. We now have two interesting Sunday schools in Yellville.

Kenner Estes went up to Bakersfield last week to take charge of a class in penmanship. There is no better penman in North Arkansas than Kenner and he knows exactly how to impart the art to others. We wish him great success.

"Uncle" Jolin Thompson is still able to come to town and attend his lodge meetings. His face is almost eaten away by cancer and his speech is almost unintelligible, yet he is as cheerful as he can be and takes as deep an interest in Masonry as ever.

This editor took a flying trip over to Mtn. Home last week. We everywhere saw good crops and heard flattering words concerning Yellville and the Yellville Institute.

Prof. Blankenship has been employed to teach at Marshall the coming year. He thus bids adieu to Rally Hill. The people of Marshall have made no mistake in securing his services. Rally Hill and vicinity are cordially invited to patronize the Yellville Institute which will offer inducements that cannot be excelled in North Arkansas.

W. T. Gooch, on his recent trip to Texas, met with a rather serious accident. The first railroad train he met with was near Talequah, I.T. His mules had never seen a locomotive and when he heard the train coming he unhitched them from the wagon. They became frightened and ran through a wire fence damaging themselves so badly Mr. Gooch had to lay over nearly a week.

Prof. W. R. Strickland and Miss Jennie Such[?]. The bride is a stepdaughter of Mr. C. M. Barnes, the singing teacher. [The remainder of this is not very plain.]

Yellville not only has the most enterprising citizens of any town in the country but it also has the most ingenious ones. When the band boys bought their instruments the drum head was bursted. So were the boys. They put on their studying caps and went to work to repair their drum. "Tom" Bales dressed a calf skin for them and John Thompson, Elbert Noe and "Jim" Young put it in and now the band has one of the finest drums in the State.

Last Sunday evening several boys went to the Bonner landing on White river and went in swimming. Among them was Willie Bonner, a 14 year old son of J. B. Bonner of Beuk(sic) Mountain township. The river was muddy and young Bonner being unable to swim got into swift water over his head and drowned. The river continues muddy and although diligent and constant search has been made for the body, at last account it had not been recovered. - Baxter County Citizen.

Dr. W. R. Brooksher got back from Louisville, Ky. last Monday. He had his "sheep skin" with him and also sported on his watch chain a beautiful $20 gold medal which had been presented him for carrying off the second honors in the Kentucky School of Medicine for "general proficiency."

Miss Annie Cowdrey got back home last Friday. She had rather a damp trip from Mtn. Home as it rained almost all the time she was on the way and the hack was without a cover. Her many friends were glad to see her. She made rapid progress while at school in all her studies and especially in music. She is without doubt better accomplished in vocal music than any young lady in Marion county and perhaps in the section. [remainder unreadable.]

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