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Huntsville Independent (AL)
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Description: Debate Arranged at Picnic at Boiling Spring;
First Cotton Blossoms Brought by Jordan;
Maj. Carlisle Engaged in Re-trial of Railroad Case

Date: July 9 1885

Newspaper published in: Huntsville, AL

Source: Madison County, AL Library

Page/Column: Page 2, Column 3

At a picnic at the Boiling Spring, Marshall County, it was arranged to debate the following question: “Resolved, That the law shown as the Crop Lein law of Alabama should be repealed.” The question will be argued by the following gentlemen: Affirmative—Dr. Wm. Ricketts, S. M. Bains, Oliver Street. Negative—J. W. Perkins, Robt. N. Bell, W. T. Beard, Jr. Alternates—J. G. Winston, Jr., H. B. Henry, Jr.
Daniel C. Jordan brought to our office Monday morning the first stalk of cotton with blooms thereon we have seen this season. It was more than knee high and contained sixteen squares, eighteen limbs and two full grown blooms. It was raised by Henry H. King on Jas. L. Jordan’s farm, about a mile from this place. All who have seen the field pronounce it to be the finest cotton in North Alabama.—Guntersville Democrat.
Maj. Hugh Carlisle is still in the city and is engaged in getting up the papers necessary in the re-trial of the railroad case. He will start over the road on foot in a short time for the purpose of making a careful estimate of the amount of work to be done and the cost thereof. The indications for a railroad seem to be better now than ever before, and it is our confident opinion they will continue to grow better until we hear the “toot” of the locomotive.—Guntersville Democrat.

Submitted: 02/11/19

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