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Description: Water Works Site;
And Still They Come
Newspaper published in: Huntsville, AL
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Athens Has Secured the Town Spring Lot
And Will Erect Its Water Works Within the Next Few Months
Normal College at Florence Inspected By Committee
ATHENS, Jan. 12.—The mayor and council of Athens have made a very satisfactory arrangement for a location for the waterworks, to be erected in this place in the course of the next few months. In the heart of the town is a valuable spring, known as the “town spring lot,” given to the town of Athens many years ago, but, according to the gift, it was not to be sold. However, it was sold several years ago to W. G. Davis for a saw-mill site, and has been constantly used by him for that purpose. The following agreement has been reached between Mr. Davis and the city:
The party of the first part, in consideration of $200, to be paid on expiration of the lease below, surrenders to the town the “town spring lot” now occupied by him.
The party of the first part rents from the town the said lot until March 1, 1897, with the privilege, up to that date, to take off such lot all fixtures, machinery and improvements thereon.
The party of the second part to dismiss their suit against the party of the first, now pending in the circuit court of this county.
The action of the board is to be commended, as it was a most happy settlement of what might have been a very vexatious question. The mayor says he is receiving a number of inquiries as to the issuance by the town of $15,000.
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And Still They Come
The Cook colony of immigrants from Danville, Ill., which the Mercury mentioned several weeks since, has arrived at their destination at Greenbrier with ten car loads of stock and farming implements. This is the colony to which Mr. E. J. Winright sold the $15,000 tract of land. They are all well to do farmers and go to work immediately improving their lands and surroundings. Mr. Winright is in correspondence with numerous others who will be down in a short while to look after farms.