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Description: The Washington Literary Society;
A Call for Hon. W. H. Simpson;
Obituary - Mr. W. J. Olacre
Newspaper published in: Hartselle, AL
Source: Madison Co., AL Library
Page/Column: Page 5, Column 4
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The Washington Literary Society
On Monday night, Feb. 13th 1888, quite a number of the ladies and gentlemen of Hartselle assembled at the Hartselle College for the purpose of organizing a literary society.
Prof. A. A. McGregor was called to the chair as temporary chairman and Amandus C. Henry was elected secretary pro tem.
Short and pointed speeches on the object of the meeting were made by Profs. A. A. McGregor, J. B. Wolfe, and J. A. Rountree.
The names of those who desired to become members were enrolled and a permanent organization was effected. The following officers were elected:
Prof. A. A. McGregor, president; Prof. J. B. Wolfe, vice-president; Miss Mary Russell, secretary; Miss Kittie Burleson, treasurer; J. A. Rountree, librarian.
On motion, the organization was named the Washingtonian Literary Society.
The following committee was appointed to draft a constitution and by-laws and report at next meeting: Prof. J. B. Wolfe, J. A. Rountree and Miss Julia Easly. The following program was made for the next meeting: Address by Prof. J. B. Wolfe, subject, “The Object, Workings and Benefits of a Literary Society;” essay by Miss Julia Easly, subject, Literatury.”
On motion the society adjourned to meet in the Hartselle College next Monday night, Feb. 20th, at 7 p.m.
A Call for Hon. W. H. Simpson
EDITOR ENQUIRER:--The Democratic voters of the beat want Hon. W. H. Simpson to again represent Morgan Co. in the legislature, he made us a good representative and we are for him again and hope he will announce at once. There is no man more popular among the people in this beat. Let us hear from you, Billey.
Cedar Plains, Feb. 14th, 1888.
The scythe of time has again visited our neighborhood and taken from our midst a noble Christian, Mr. W. J. Olacre who died three miles south-east of Hartselle Feby 2nd 1888 of consumption, at Mr. J. H. Ryan’s. Bro. Olacre was born Aug 24th, 1844. He professed faith in Christ and joined the Missionary Baptist church in the fall of 1867. Was married to Miss Nancy Johnston in the year of 1874. As a true and faithful Christian he was an example to others: As a church member his record was clear; As a husband he was manly an true always exhibiting an humble Christ-like spirit; As a father he was all that he could be in his afflicted condition. His faith in the blessed Savior never faltered though he was severely tried, but like pure gold he is the brighter for the text. At his own request the writer preached his funeral at his burial 3 miles south of Somerville.
J. D. McClanahan.