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

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July 3, 1891 Issue


Born to Mr. and Mrs. D. F. Osborn, a fine boy.

Miss Tennie Bain died June 30th.

Measles are spreading rapidly. The following have them at this date: Miss Fannie Cravens, Mrs. Ella Jenkins, and Perry Poynter. Wesley Lewallen's baby also has them and there are two cases at Fate Ritter's.


Corn and cotton looking fine.

Wheat above an average crop.

Oats are being harvested this week. They are nearly a failure owing to dry weather early in the spring.

Health is extremely good.

Our people have been very busy laying by corn this past week.

W. O. Elam will teach our public school. From the interest we see manifested Bruno is going to have a high school in the near future.

Quite a number of our citizens attended the Masonic celebration on the 24th at Valley Springs. They say they were never treated to a better dinner. Some of our citizens are preparing to commence work in their mines as soon as work in their crops is done. -- Alterego.


A new boy at Ben McKinney's.

Gradma(sic) Holt was baptized recently. She is 87 years old.

A. L. Dirst was up here selling fruit trees recently. We hope our people will patronize Mr. Dirst as every Marion county enterprise ought to meet with encouragement by our citizens.

Some young men are reported to have got into a dispute over a game of cards in the woods near Shoal creek last Sunday and came near shooting each other. Shame on such conduct, especially on Sunday.

The severe windstorm last Friday night blew down a great deal of fencing, a good deal of corn and damaged wheat considerably.

Newt and Andrew Turnbo have discovered a red onyx cave in one of the bluffs of North Fork and are working it with much success.

The above arrived too late for last week. Ed.


Measles are abating somewhat.

Oscar Davis is back from Texas.

Luna Henderson was in town last Monday.

Rev. Hively and wife called on us last week.

Rev. J. M. Cantrell was in town the first of the week.

Mrs. J. B. Ward has been dangerously sick for several days.

Marion county will not celebrate the "Glorious Fourth" this year.

Mrs. R. W. Bussey has been very sick but is thought to be better now.

"Uncle" Jack Noe has made an engagement for all the cornmeal he can sell for the next four months.

"Grandma" Seawel and Miss Mary Sims gave us a pleasant call Tuesday morning.

We learn that J. W. Patton, of Powell, was arrested last Monday and carried away, charged with selling liquor without license.

Dr. A. J. Brewer has concluded to leave Yellville and locate in Newport. He says there is no use for a doctor in Heaven. We are sorry to lose so valuable a citizen but hope he will do well in his new home.

Lee Bearden, of Rush, several weeks ago captured a blushing bride at Big Flat. We never heard of the affair until last week and this late in the day The Echo extends congratulations to the happy couple.

Eld. Collis wrote us to announce that he would preach at New Hope church last Saturday and Sunday. In some way we overlooked the matter and failed to make the announcement, which failure we regret very much.

J. W. Harris tells us to announce that he is now prepared to grind all the wheat that can be brought to him. He started his mill this week and he says it works like a charm and grinds flour equal to the St. Louis mills. He has hired a first class miller and proposes to run the mill in first class style.

We call the attention of our readers this week to the professional card of A. J. Vance of Harrison. The doctor has a wide reputation as a skillful physician and surgeon. In treating diseases of the eye, nose and throat, he has been very successful, as many afflicted people from this county can testify. We wish the doctor continued success.

We call the attention of our readers to the professional card of Frank Pace of Harrison. Frank is one of the youngest attorneys in the State, but is rapidly pushing his way to the front ranks of his profession. He has handled several cases in the Marion Circuit Court and has been very successful. He deserves a liberal patronage. In all probability Frank will locate at Yellville this fall.


July 10, 1891 Issue (Top)


Wheat threshing is the order of the day.

Wheat turning out reasonably good.

Mr. George Casey's little girl got her arm broken last Sunday by falling out of a bush.

To John Perry and wife, a boy, (died).

Wm. Snow and wife, a girl.

T. W. Milum, both boy and girl, mother and children doing well, and fair prospects for the recovery of the happy father.

Good seasons.

Crops fine.

Health good. -- Horrace.


We had a nice rain but not quite enough.

Marble playing is all the rage in Bruno.

Wm. M. Rains found a paper (Mountain Echo) with someone's name on it in his crib. Can anyone explain how it came there?

Mrs. Dr. Elam, while running after a cow, snagged her leg bursting a blood vessel which would perhaps have proved fatal but for the timely assistance of the doctor, he being present. She has been quite ill since then but is now improving and we hope she will soon be up again. -- Alterego.

In reply to Alterego's question we are satisfied that some fellow who had borrowed The Echo of his neighbor left it in the corn crib. Very new subscribers to The Echo will steal. A fellow that is too ____ to subscribe for a paper, but will borrow it of his neighbor, might steal, and all subscribers of The Echo are hereby solemnly warned to never lend another copy, for the borrower might leave it in somebody else's corn crib and you would be suspected and probably convicted of the theft. -- Ed.


Miss Lizzie Davenport, daughter of L. Davenport, brought to our office the first cotton bloom of the season. It was picked from her father's patch on the morning of the 4th.

A. G. Halbert, from near Dodd City, sent us a mess of the first ripe tomatoes of the season. They were the finest we ever saw at this season of the year and were highly appreciated by The Echo family.


Miss Jennie Hudson began her school at Desoto last Monday.

Mrs. G. W. Layton, of Oakland, is visiting relatives in this vicinity.

R. W. Bussey's family was all able to be up last Sunday for the first time in four weeks.

Ham Slagle, of Lead Hill, is now a resident of Yellville. He occupies the Kelloe property.

"Uncle" Jack Noe has made an engagement for all the corn meal he can sell for the next four months.

John O'Neal and Miss Mary Pierce's schools were each postponed one week on account of measles.

Rev. Ragsdale, of Protem, Mo., was in town this week. He brought his son, Thomas, here to attend the Institute.

Wilson and Higgs are putting in a stairway on the east side of their drug store, and are going to put the upstairs in first class shape.

Dr. Brewer and family left Yellville last Wednesday for Newport. We wish them a pleasant trip and the doctor success in the new field.

A fellow by the name of Harris slashed up another fellow with a knife at the picnic grounds the other side of Lead Hill on the Fourth.

Henry Woodward moved into his new residence last Tuesday. He has a real neat dwelling. His family have about got well of the measles.

Misses Ida Carter and Dalia Hudson spent last Sunday in the country at the residence of L. Adams. They got lost on the way out, but they don't tell that to everybody.

Thos. Montgomery and Loucaril Watts were married last Thursday evening. May happiness and prosperity ever bless their pathway through life is the wish of The Echo.

Last week, while his family was absent, someone set fire to Tom Robinson's house near Flippin, on the fallen ash road. The fire was discovered and put out before much damage was done.

Prof. J. C. Eaton and wife are now permanent citizens of Yellville. They will board for awhile and afterward probably build. They are stopping for the present at Weast's hotel.

G. W. Booker and Amos Taylor, of Water Creek township, had a fist and scull fight on the 4th of July. The trouble grew out of a homestead entry. The best way to settle such disputes as these is before the Register and Receiver at Harrison.

Taylor Frazer, of George's Creek, held the lucky number and got the sewing machine that Berry & Son had offered as a prize to their customers. The lucky number was 135. They will offer a desirable town lot in the same way in the near future.

It seems that mail contractors are going wrong in this section of the country. A few weeks ago, W. A. Coburn, who was running the line between here and Harrison, skipped out owing everybody that had trusted him along the line. A few days ago a slick looking fellow by the name of Simmons took the route from here to Kirbyville. He stayed with it a week or so and ___ skipped out leaving several small debts behind him. About that same time, a young fellow by the name of Lively took this end of the Harrison line. About three days satisfied him and he also skipped out. [Remainder is faded.]

Dick Tarwater, who lives a few miles south of town, is a helpless invalid. He and his wife live alone and he cannot move even his hand without her assistance. Dick was a brave Confederate soldier and after the war he was a good citizen. When he was able to work he made a good living for himself and family. Since he has been stricken ___ he and his family have for some time been cared for by a few of his old army comrades and neighbors. He was never wounded in battle and cannot draw a pension under the pension laws. We feel sure that every ex-Confederate in the county, as well as every charitable man, will feel like assisting the unfortunate man who is too high minded to ask assistance either of his old comrades, his friends or his county. If you have anything to spare, load it in your wagon and pay Dick a visit. It will do him good and you also. He lives near L. Adams. If you can't go down there and wish to send him any money, have it at The Echo office and we will send it to him and inform him who the contributors are. Dick knows nothing of this article.


Marion County Medical Society met July 7, 1891. Members present: Drs. G. F. Elam, R. J. Pierce, A. R. Potts, W. C. Wilson, W. M. Noe, J. C. Higgs, J. M. Coker, A. J. Brewer, M. D. L. Matthews, J. I. Thompson and J. G. Adams. Drs. Thompson and Higgs were elected members of the Society. [faded]

       Miss Tennie Bain, daughter of F. M. and Monte Bain, departed this life June 30th. Miss Bain was just blooming into womanhood and was loved and almost adored by all who knew her. Typho Malaria seized her in his ___ grasp and carried her beyond the [this obituary is at the bottom of the page, it is in very tiny type and too difficult to make out.]


July 17, 1891 Issue (Top)


The right of a woman to vote will be passed upon by the Supreme Court of the United States in October.

Rev. Andrew Hunter, of Arkansas, and Rev. Jerome C. Berryman, of Missiouri, are the only surviving members of the general conference held in 1844, when the Methodist Episcopal Church was divided.

Four men were executed by electricity in the Sing Sing prison in N.Y. on the 7th. The execution was secret and the officials say it was perfectly successful. This is the second execution by electricity. Kemmler was the first.

M. V. Dunlop, Water Creek, 17 - M. A. Mears, Bearden, 18
E. J. Brady, Powell, 21 - Ella McIntire, Powell, 18
B. F. Treadway, Franklin, 37 - Caroline Calson, Franklin, 19
Wm. H. Slage, Union, 32 - Elizabeth Dial, Union, 23
Andrew Mead, Buffalo, 21 - Bannie Huley, Buffalo, 16
Thos. Montgomery, Bearden, 26 - Lucaril(sic) Watts, Water Creek, 25


Mrs. Alex Hurst is spending a few weeks at Desoto Springs drinking the life giving water and regenerating her health.

Mrs. Catherine Bailey, of Faulkner County, accompanied by her son, Charles, is visiting her sister, Mrs. J. W. Pierce of this place.

Mrs. J. D. Martin, daughter of Mrs. Owens of Dodd City, was down here last Tuesday taking steps to apply for a divorce in the coming Circuit Court.

A bouncing boy made his appearance at Bud McVey's last week. Bud is now the happy father of eight children and is not an old man yet.

"Bob" King and Mrs. Hull, mother of Editor Hull of Harrison, passed through Yellville this week. Mrs. Hull will visit friends in Flippin Barrens.

Rev. Hooker of Mountain Home Circuit preached an able sermon at the M. E. Church South the other night. He was on his way to Dist. Conference.

Gov. Eagle has appointed the county boards of equalization. The board in this county is composed of A. S. Layton, J. N. Griffin and G. A. Glenn. A good selection.

Prof. J. C. Eaton and wife have rented the part of the L. L. Seawel house lately vacated by Henry Woodward and are living at home and boarding at the same place.

The editor of the Baxter County Citizen, J. A. Carter, and his wife, passed through Yellville on their way to Dist. Conference this week. They have a host of friends over here who were glad to meet them.

J. F. Stark and Wm. Cowdrey have about got J. S. Cowdrey's house ready to frame. It is a neat five room cottage that John is putting up in the Cowdrey addition to rent. Berry & Son are also getting ready to put up another cottage to rent in the Berry addition.

Prof. Eaton has been sick this week but is better now.

Cappie Linville, our pressman, has the measles this week.

Dr. Dodd was to start to Chadwick last Wendesday on his way to the East. He will probably visit Washington City and other important places before he returns.

Mrs. Virgil Stillwell sent to The Echo office as a present a box of white blackberries. They were very fine and were highly appreciated. They make a pie fit for a king. This is the greatest country for small fruit on the face of the earth.

Lee Hudson left last Thursday to go to his father, William Hudson, who lives near Dallas, Texas. Lee is 17 years old and has not seen his father since he left this country after killing George Harris about ten years ago. He is a good boy and we wish him well.

Rev. P. B. Summers, of the Prairie Grove Circuit, preached at Yellville last Sunday night. His sermon shows that he has lost none of his ability. He is a "native" of Marion county and is not ashamed of it. Neither is Marion county ashamed of him. The Prairie Grove people are evidently treating him well.

A house built by M. N. Beatty, near his crusher, was recently burned, it is supposed by an incendiary. No reason has been assigned for the crime. The next grand jury will sift the matter to the bottom and if possible have the guilty party brought to justice. Marion county invites capital and enterprise and will give to every stranger making investments here the same protection our own citizens enjoy.


Crops looking fine.

The measles have abated but there are several cases of fever in the community.

Our school began at Elbow Hollow with a goodly number of patrons present and a fair attendance of pupils. Let the patrons visit the school often and cooperate with the teacher and much good will be the result. -- J. H. H.


July 24, 1891 Issue (Top)


Rev. J. T. Prior, Financial Agent of the Mountain Home Baptist College, was here a few days ago working in the interest of the college.

Health pretty good, except a few cases of dysentery.

Our school under the management of Mr. Sam Brooksher and Miss Mary Dowd is progressing finely.

Crops looking tolerably well.- F.L.B.


The little two year old son of Mr. and Mrs. James Turnbo died near Pontiac, Ozark, Mo., July 12th. He was a darling little boy and much loved by his parents and all who knew him.

Mrs. Keesee is teaching in Dist. 38.

R. M. Jones' little son, John, is very sick.

Mrs. Emma Graham is visiting her parents in Cedar County, Mo.

Wheat first rate.

Cotton Small.


Some sickness.

Old Grandma Ply is seriously ill and there is considerable sickness among children but as yet of a mild type.

Needing rain.

Wheat about all threshed and turned out about as well as expected.

Thos. Stokes, Jr. is the happy father of a new girl.

Look out for a big boom on Sugar Orchard mines. Work is commencing in earnest. -- Horrace.

The above reached us too late for last week. Ed.


The Bruno high school is now a certainty.

Rev. Brakebill, pastor of the M. E. Church, and Rev. Taylor, Presiding Elder, held a protracted meeting here during last week.

James E. Stanly, son of H. L. Stanly, was seriously hurt while helping to run a thresher. The tumbling shaft caught his clothing throwing him against the thresher box cutting his head and bruising his arms and body. His clothing was entirely torn off and this perhaps saved his life. His injuries are not thought to be fatal. -- Alterego.


Health better.

Crops needing a little rain.

Our school is progressing nicely with over 50 pupils in attendance and a lively interest manifested by all.

C. E. Pond is working five hands on the McCabe property near Warner's creek, he has sunk a shaft over 35 feet deep on one claim, is still going down, and the outlook promising.

Several parties of this vicinity took in the show at Gassville last Friday and of course their money is gone out of the country where our home speculators will probably never get a dollar of it.


District Conference just closed here. It was one of the grandest conferences ever held in the Harrison district.

Circuit Court opened at Harrison this week and our town dudes are hiding out. Probably our town will have a little peace and quiet while they are gone.

Mr. Haggard, one of our very best citizens, died very suddenly with heart disease July 9th.

Grandma Ragland, aged 90, died on the 16th. She was loved and esteemed by all. Her husband, Geo. Ragland, built the first Church house in this place. [Can't read the rest of this.]


J. V. Clifford, of Harrison, was in Yellville on business last Thursday and Friday.

Wes Gains made The Echo office a present of the first watermelon of the season. Many thanks.

Jasper Black, a relative of J. W. Black of Powell, was shot and killed in Taney County, Mo. last week.

Mrs. J. P. Covington made The Echo family a present of some of the finest tomatoes we ever saw. Many thanks.

I. N. Linton intends to build a splendid building in Yellville and patronize our school. Hurrah for Ike!

Editor Carter and wife, of Mountain Home, passed through town last Saturday on their way home from Dist. Conference.

Alex Thompson and "Cab" Wolf left here last Monday for Marionville, Mo. where they expect to make their fortune. We wish them success.

James Endsley, living north of town, lost a fine mule last Sunday. Mr. Endsley is a hard working man and the loss is a serious one to him.

I have sold one drill but I still have another and will make contracts to drill wells. Call on or address, J. B. Milum, Powell, Ark.

Rube Carson left at The Echo office some fine specimens of apples last week. They were not very large but were certainly among the finest tasted(sic) apples we ever saw.

We received a letter from A. J. Brewer last week saying he and family had arrived safe at Newport and that he thought they would like their new home. Zack McAfee, the man who took the family down, got back last Sunday.

Drs. G. F. Elam, J. C. Higgs and J. M. Coker were appointed a board of medical examiners for Marion County at the last term of the county court. The appointment is a good one and will give good satisfaction.

Prof. Schoggen will move to Yellville next week.

Leonard Weast went to Newport on business this week.

Prof. Harris is attending the Baxter County Institute this week.

Prof. Eaton has not, at the hour of going to press, returned from Valley Springs. He was quite indisposed when last heard from, but expected to be able to get here this week.

Dr. J. E. Andrews will be in Yellville during court. The doctor is one of the best dentists in this state and is so well known that he needs no recommendation at our hands. Read his card on first page.

This editor is getting ready to put up a dwelling on his homestead one and a half miles north of the Institute building. We will soon be a "horny handed son of toil" as of yore. We expect to raise fine stock, fruit, vegetables and poultry, and continue editing the best paper in North Arkansas.

J. A. Young has been working quite a force of men on the streets this week. Good work has been done and there is much yet to be done. We have a set of commissioners that will do all that can be done with the means at their disposal.

The Hollis murder case promises to be the largest we will have at the coming term of Circuit Court. Already 33 witnesses have been subpoenaed and more are yet to come. We hope the case will be disposed of this court, as its continuation will involve great expense for the county. -- H. Times.

The Echo was enabled to send Dick Tarwater and family $4.00 in cash this week. We also understand that since the article concerning him was published in The Echo several more persons have taken an interest in assisting. We were also informed that Dick's mother-in-law, Mrs. Maxey, who is 78 years old, and almost helpless, is living with him. It is said that her husband was a master mason in good standing. Not one of the family has asked for assistance although they are entirely indegent.


A boy, born to Mr. and Mrs. Albert Beavers.

One to Mr. and Mrs. D. Birch, dead.

W. P. Lewallen's baby has been quite sick with dysentery, under the care of Dr. Morrow of Gassville.

There isn't much sickness here. I hear the editor of The Echo will make a first class State Senator as well as an editor. -- L. E. M.

Nothing would please The Echo better than to assist in getting a direct mail route from Yellville to St. Joe and another from Yellville to Big Flat. These two routes are an absolute necessity. The stops on the route from Yellville to St. Joe should be Sylvia and Tomahawk. The stops on the route from Yellville to Big Flat should be Rush and Hepsydam.


July 31, 1891 Issue (Top)


Prof. Schoggen will move to Yellville this week.

Mrs. Cora Williams, Misses Annie Cowdrey and Virgie Layton and "Bud" Wilson visited Harrison last week.

Ambrose Bratton and wife, of Wiley's Cove, are visiting Mrs. Bratton's parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Hudson.

We made a mistake last week in saying that Dr. Andrews will be here court week. He will be here next Monday and will remain six days. Read his card elsewhere.

Robert Hollis, charged with murder in the second degree, took a change of venue from Boone to Marion County. His trial will probably be had at the coming term of court.

Prof. Eaton is getting ready to build a residence. By the way, the Prof. is a hustler. He, Prof. Harris and Prof. Schoggen are three men Yellville can never afford to lose.

J. W. P. Bedford has sold most of his harness stock to Reed & Tansey and will leave us this week. Mr. Bedford has many friends here who will regret to see him leave. We wish him success.

______ McDaniels, traveling man for the Little Rock Democrat, was in town last week. Mr. McDaniels is one of the best newspaper men in the State and __ a most sociable and genial gentleman.

T. L. Jones will be here this week. He has rented J. B. Wilson's farm for next year and will live where Mr. Wilson now resides. He will bring over about a half dozen students with him to attend the Institute.

J. S. Morris of Big Flat will bring his son to Yellville Saturday to attend the Institute.

Mrs. H. A. Young left last Wednesday for White County, this State, where she will visit friends and relatives for several weeks.

Mrs. S. W. Woods left for Franklin County, Ill., where she will visit relatives for several weeks.

Miss Lillie Carter will go over to Mtn. Home this week to learn the millinery business with Mrs. J. A. Carter.


Editor Echo. The school at Powell is now under full headway, with Charley Pierce as teacher.

A full attendance and general satisfaction. Baptist people and Methodist Protestants are conducting a protracted meeting at this place.

Mr. J. S. Bowers and Robt. Tippit[?], are the proud fathers of a fine boy each.

Alfred Cook is recovering from an attack of ____ intermittent fever.

A. B. Davis' infant died yesterday. -- H. S.

We received the above too late last week for publication.

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