J. W. Barton Sells Echo
With this issue ends my connection with the Echo, the plant having been sold to Horrace B. Hicks, who will assume control and publish the Echo, we trust, during his natural life.
I have enjoyed the few months spent in the Echo office and have a warm spot in my heart for you all, I wish you all the good things possible for the future and bid you „aurevoir.”
All past due subscriptions and bills for advertising on contracts made with me are due and payable to me and an early settlement will be appreciated. Those who are paid ahead will receive their paper through Mr. Hicks the full time for which you have paid.
Later— I learn that Geo. S. and Horrace Hicks, are the purchasers and owners of the plant, and I bespeak for them the kindness and courtesy that you have shown me.
J. W. Barton