Marion Co TOC
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ITEMS OF LOCAL INTEREST
May 1892 Issues
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by Gladys Horn Brown
May 6, 1892 Issue
Lynn Adams has moved back to his farm in the country. The house vacated by him is now occupied by Thos. Jones.
The iron roof is being taken off the bank building and a tin one put on. B. S. Weast is doing the work.
J. F. Stark and Wm. Estes are putting up one of the neatest piazzas for S. W. Woods that has ever been put up in Yellville.
The city fathers are having a neat footbridge built across town creek opposite "Uncle Jack" Noe's. Who says Yellville is not on a boom?
It is sheer recklessness to allow your property to remain uninsured. So says all thoughtful business men and C. S. Buckalew says he can prove it by the GERMAN.
Rev. T. J. Reynolds, of Harrison, Ark., is expected to arrive next Monday to assist us in our protracted meeting at Yellville during next week. D. C. Ross
Yellville is to have a bank at last. It is understood that A. S. Layton, whose personal liability may be safely placed at $75,000, has taken the lead in its organization, and this fact alone is a sufficient guarantee of its success. - H. Times
Those owing me money and who have promised to pay will save trouble by coming forward and making settlement. I can't wait longer, neither will I, unless forced to do so by operation of law. I have dealt kindly with you and hope you will respond at once. Res., J. M. Coker
Messrs. Layton, Berry and Lemon are developing their Sugar Orchard property and report good success. They made a new strike this week of an eight inch vein of fine black Jack in the bottom of the branch. They will probably turn the branch and thoroughly develop the property this summer.
It now looks like that all our citizens will give the railroad company the right of way. We understand that certain non resident owners of a farm through which the road will pass, say that they have no interest in Marion county's welfare, and that the right of way bondsmen may pay for the right of way. All right, Marion county men will have the damages to assess.
Several of the Right of way bondsmen have requested us to call a meeting of the bondsmen to organize and get ready to cooperate with the railroad company, thereby probably saving money to themselves and time to the company. We therefore request that everyone who has signed said bond meet at Yellville on Saturday, May 7, to take whatever steps deemed necessary. S. W. Woods, et al.
Now that Marion county has firmly established the foundation for a steady, rapid and substantial growth, let the next step be to build a jail that will be strong enough to hold the violators of the law. Let's have a jail that is a jail, one strong enough to hold the toughest law breaker in the land. Then let's hold the officers personally responsible for every criminal that escapes from custody.
At the M.E. Church South, last Sunday night, Rev. D. C. Ross performed the marriage ceremony that united John Hathcock and Miss Mollie Estes for life. Both the young folks are well known and highly esteemed by all who know them, and The Echo joins with their many friends in wishing the happy couple all bliss and success in life that their present romantic dreams promise them.
Prof. Brunn is leading the Yellville band to "gloria." The boys need a new drum and must have it.
J. W. Coker, son of Rev. J. W. Coker of Bruno, has been very sick but is much better now. He took sick at Rev. H. Sasser's while attending school here.
Read Charley Wilson's new add and see what the recent railroad movement is already beginning to do for this section.
Dr. Brooksher has decided to locate in Yellville and will put in a first class stock of drugs in the old Berry building. Dr. Higgs is stocking up heavily and Yellville will hereafter be headquarters for drugs.
May 13, 1892 Issue (Top)
Delinquent Tax Sales. The lands and lots and parts of lots returned delinquent in Marion County, Arkansas, for the year 1891, together with the taxes and penalties charged thereon, agreeably to law, are contained and described in the following list, viz.:
[Names only transcribed, surname first, alphabetized, but where "example" Black & White, it is listed again as White & Black. Duplicate listings are shown but there are dittos not transcribed.]
May 20, 1892 Issue (Top)
Dr. Bryan and wife, formerly of this place, but now of Waggoner, Ind. Ty., are visiting friends and relatives here. The doctor has a splendid practice at his new home and is well pleased with the country.
[There are two, two-page papers dated May 20. The second page of the first one is badly faded. The second page of the second issue appears to be different but not as faded. That is as follows.]
Lando Pease, of Siloam Springs, Mo., was in town last Saturday.
"Uncle Dick" Covington, of Baxter county, was over this week visiting the family of his son, J. P. Covington, of this place.
Roney Davis writes us from Greenwood, Tex., that he is still engaged in the school there and expects to stay.
Bertha, the little daughter of Mr. And Mrs. W. R. Jones, was badly burned last Friday evening by boiling coffee. She is getting along first rate.
J. W. Butler, son of Judge Butler, of Batesville, accompanied Col. Neil on the last trip. They came up from Stone county and crossed Buffalo river on a bateau.
Last Saturday, "Damit" Dosier drove his large $300 span of mules into crooked creek at the Yellville ford and got them drowned. The wagon and harness was afterward got out. Mr. Dosier came very nearly getting drowned. The loss will fall heavily on him.
H. C. Coker, our boss painter, is just now astonishing his friends by getting up some fine pictures in oil paintings. He can take any kind of picture and draw it off as natural as life. He is fond of his profession, energetic, and will surely make his mark in the field of art someday.
Last Saturday there was an important suit between Thos. Davenport and Squire Perry before Squire Moore of this township. The trouble was over some hogs. After the trial, Davenport and George Perry, son of Squire Perry, got into an altercation and Perry shot at Davenport, but missed him. He claims that Davenport was coming at him with a knife. Bystanders interfered and the trouble was stopped, but not until the air had had an exhilaration of knives and guns. Both young men are among the best families in the county and it is feared the end is not yet, as there seems to have been a feud for some time back. Both were arrested and charged wit assault to kill and murder. [end of article except for a few words that can't be read.]
May 27, 1892 Issue (Top)
Ross Cantrell, one of Lead Hill's hustling merchants, was in Yellville a day or two this week.
H. E. Hatch and his brother, Mark, arrived here from Kansas City on the Steamer Randall last Friday night. Both have been out this week taking a careful look at the country.
"Dave" Teaff writes us from Troy, Tex. That he is very well pleased with the country. All the Marion county boys now in Texas, speak tenderly of their "old home" and appreciatingly of The Echo.
Our fellow townsmen, W. Q. Seawel and A. S. Layton, have been appointed as delegates to the national silver convention to be held at Helena, Montana, July 12.
Wanted, a good fireman. Also a good sawyer to take hold and run a mill near Buffalo City on railroad time. Call on or address A. R. Brantley, Rush, Ark.
W. P. Fletcher, candidate for congress, made an excellent address at the Court House last Tuesday night. This was Mr. Fletcher's first visit here and he made a most excellent impression.
Mrs. Dr. Park, of Hot Springs, daughter of Prof. And Mrs. T. W. Harris, is visiting her parents at this place. During her former visits she made many friends here who are glad to meet her again.
We forgot to mention last week that Miss Irene Wilson is back home again after an absence of a year or two at Prescott, A. T. and Alton, Mo. Miss Irene's many friends are pleased to have her with them again.
Henry Hand writes to tell us that people in the mining district, of which he is recorder, that if they want their mining notices recorded promptly, they must accompany their notices with cash.
At the school meeting last Saturday, everything went off smoothly. Alex Hurst was elected school director, a three mill tax was voted and a five months' school recommended.
Tom Wootton, the hustling stage man, was over here a day or two this week looking after business matters. He says the high waters over his way was pretty dangerous but he only failed to make one trip.
Judge Flippin got back last Monday from several weeks' visit at Opposition. He showed us some zinc specimens taken from a mine in Carter County, Tenn., given him by an old friend of his living in that section. It looked very much like Marion County zinc. S. W. Perryman, who has been attending school here, expects to return with his family to his home near Mitchell, in Fulton County, in a few days. Mr. Perry has proved himself to be a good fellow and we regret to have him leave.
Clarence Pond, one of the directors of the new railroad, took a trip down to Batesville on the Randall and reports the business of the boat increasing every day. It is now paying expenses. Mr. Pond went over to Harrison Thursday to work up an excursion down the river.
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------ little boys, one of Mr. Choat's, two of Mr. Wm. Meeks, were playing at sheriff with a pistol, and when it came Mr. Choat's son's time to make an arrest, he thought to examine the pistol to see if it was loaded. On looking into the muzzle of it, it went off, sending the bullet through his brain, killing him instantly. This should be a warning to parents; never leave a revolver in the reach of children. - Boone Banner.
The following gentlemen have come up on the Randall during the last few days. They are all capitalists and will doubtless make, many of them, heavy investments here: Dr. Ennis, Leon B. Messler, and Messrs. Bois and Sturgis, Chicago; Messrs. Ross and Corkin, Shell City, Mo.; Mr. Goddard, Newport, Messrs. Hayes and Swope, Kansas City. Mr. Swope is a millionaire.
Messrs. W. E. Winner, W. Q. Seawel, G. P. Lawson, E. V. M. Powell, J. A. Young, and Frank Pace, went over to Harrison last Tuesday to attend the Right of Way suit, which came up over the Buffalo City farm. The court ordered a deposit of $400 stating that he regarded the matter in the light of bond, which of course, would require a much larger deposit than the actual damages will be. Everything is now ready for the road to go through the farm.
Some of our readers, and we must say friends, did not like the position taken by The Echo regarding the recent school squabble, and they presented us with a paper protesting against it in such vigorous language that, if an editor had any feelings, it would have made a chill run up our back. We didn't have any, however, and mutual friends went to work and the whole matter was dropped and we believe all ill feeling with it. If we did anything wrong we will try to atone for it by bringing out The Echo all at home next week and thereafter have them the best weekly newspaper in North Arkansas.
The examining trial of George Perry before Squire Patterson of this township caused considerable interest here for several days. The court refused to hold the defendant for assault to kill and murder and the 9th of June was set for the date of the trial for simple assault. Thos. Davenport, who was also charged with assault to kill and murder, was released. It is to be hoped that nothing more serious will come of the late trouble. Both parties are of good standing and the families are the most respected in the county. Dr. Dodd, of Dodd city, wrote a letter to L. Davenport, father of Thos. Davenport, that we trust will be the means of ending the trouble entirely. DeRoos Bailey, one of George Perry's counsel, made probably the greatest speech for his client he ever made in his life, and that is saying a great deal.
We were unable to give the full particulars concerning the robbery of Mrs. Cromwell's store at Lead Hill last week. They gained an entrance by cutting off the lock of the back door with a brace and bit. The parties were two young men, Morrow and Mooneyham. They had taken the tools from Lee's foundry and had left a chisel in the store, which led to their discovery. They were arrested Tuesday. Morrow turned State's evidence and was released under a $500 bond. In default of bail, Mooneyham was put in jail to await trial. On the same day, a man named Paul was arrested near Sycamore for stealing a gun. He was fined $10 and thirty days in jail. - Boone Banner.