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ITEMS OF LOCAL INTEREST
June 1892 Issues
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by Gladys Horn Brown
June 2, 1892 Issue
"Uncle Jack" Noe is dangerously ill with rheumatism.
Mr. and Mrs. John Hathcock of Lead Hill are visiting friends.
[This column of the Local Echoings is badly blacked out on the left side.]
_______Carter is again at her place in The Echo office. She is taking lessons on the typewriter.
Thos. Wootton, who was _____ed a few weeks ago for murder beat his case at Harrison. ____ all a mistake about his ____ got into trouble with ____.
June 10, 1892 Issue (Top)
A steamboat sunk. Van Buren, Ark. June 3.
The steamer, John Mathews, loaded with corn bound for Pine Bluff, ran against a pier on the bridge over the Arkansas river and sunk. The following were drowned: George Hall, nightwatchman, Ed Campbell, Wallace Atkins and Tom Fowler, roustabouts. There were fourteen passengers aboard but all were saved. The ____ cargo are a total loss.
LOCAL ECHOINGS [unreadable]
HO FOR WEST PLAINS - Thos. Wootton, Proprietor, Mtn. Home and West Plains Stage. Thos. Wooton is now running the mail hack between Mtn. Home and West Plains. He leaves each place at 6:00 in the morning and arrives at 7:30 in the evening reaching West Plains in time for the northbound train. Rates $4.00 round trip at lowest rates. Those who are acquainted with Mr. Wooton know that there will be no more delays out of the West Plains end of the line. He will put every passenger through on time and make the trip as pleasant as possible. Those who have express matter to come to West Plains may now make exact calculations as to when they may expect it to arrive, provided they have Mr. Wooton to look after it. We are sure the readers of The Echo will be glad to hear the Tom is again on deck.
June 17, 1892 Issue (Top)
NEWS FROM THE STATE - - John S. Cowdrey is absent in St. Louis on business. He will probably return today accompanied by his daughter, Miss Annie, who returns from Waynesborough, Va. Where she has been attending school, to spend her vacation amongst friends and relatives here.
Ms. Odelia Stockton, of Mountain Home, is visiting relatives over here.
The Mountain Echo, published at Yellville, is now on all home print which speaks progression and enterprise. - Bentonville Sun.
Work on the foundation of A. S. Layton's bank building is progressing under the supervision of Messrs. Page and Armitage of Harrison.
W. S. Manley, living on Lee's Mountain, made The Echo office a present of a stuffed fox squirrel skin. The Squirrel had been nearly white and the skin is quite a curiosity.
Uncle "Andy George" of Rush creek, sent up an elegant piece of crush rock from his new bonanza prospect in Silver hollow. It is a very rich ore and he says he has a face of it 1 feet thick and 6 feet long.
Dr. Adams of this place, and Miss Ella Davenport of Georges creek, surprised their many friends by quietly getting married at the residence of the bride's father last Sunday evening, Rev. F. A. Hill officiating.
The following young folks from Mountain Home were over here at the close of school: Misses Myrtle Trueman, Lillie Dyer, Irene Casey, Ophelia Livingston, Rena Livingston, Ina Love, and Messrs. Ben Love; E. G. Henderson, Oscar Eatman, Laural Tolbert, Don Casey, and Wylie Dyer all seemed to enjoy the trip hugely.
June 24, 1892 Issue (Top)
Hon. J. C. Floyd showed us the boss radish of the season. It was about ten inches around.
Prof. Eaton and probably Prof. Harris will leave tomorrow for Mt. Nebo where they will attend the state normal.
Ms. Odelia Stockton left for Mountain Home last Wednesday. She was accompanied by Misses Mary and Abbie Young.
Roper, the fellow who killed Sheriff Byler, is still at large.
Joe Twiggs and his father surrendered to the sheriff of Ozark county, Mo., but refused to give up their arms. They applied for a writ of habeas corpus and were released on a technicality.
At the meeting of the county election board last Saturday, the townships of Tomahawk and Hampton were made one precinct, with the exception of one section in Hampton which was given to Prairie. A small slice of Blythe was given to Union. There will be some other changes probably at the next meeting. Hampton and Tomahawk, will hereafter vote at Bruno.
J. S. Cowdrey and his daughter, Annie, got back last Saturday. While in St. Louis, Mr. Cowdrey made some large purchases, and had them shipped up the river on the Randall. Ms. Annie acquitted herself well while at school and is now probably the most accomplished young lady in music in north Arkansas. She will complete her course next year.
A serious row took place near Powell last Saturday between two boys by the names of Freeman and Wootton, in which the Freeman boy got his throat cut, and will probably die. The Freeman boy is a small lad of about 8 years and the Wootton boy is a large boy of about 14. The little boy says the larger boy told him to run or he would hit him with a rock. He started and the larger boy threw the rock which knocked him down. While he was down, he drew a knife and slashed him in the neck. The Wootton boy denies the whole thing and says he had nothing to do with it. He was arrested and will be examined before Squire Black today (Thursday).
The sad news reached town last Monday morning that "Uncle John" Thompson was dead. He seemed to be as cheerful Monday morning as he had been for a long time, but the hour for the end of his sufferings had arrived and he peacefully passed away. He was one of the oldest and highest masons in north Arkansas. He was also a consistent member of the Christian Church and was universally loved by all who knew him. He was buried with masonic honors at Yellville last Tuesday evening in the presence of a large concourse of brethren and friends. We hope his relatives will hand in a short obituary next week.