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Description: Local and General;
Town Council; Furs by Woodall;
Memorial Services - Hon. Jefferson Davis
Newspaper published in: Hartselle, AL
Source: Madison County, AL Library
Page/Column: Page 3, Columns 1& 2
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Local and General
Mr. Charley Rogers is now acting as night watchman at the L. & N. R. R. depot. He makes a good one.
The distinguished Baptist divine Rev. J. Gunn the State evangelist will preach every Sabbath at Decatur.
Tom Enterkin, the hustler of Hulaco, Morgan County, has sold 42 bales of cotton in Cullman this season.
Messrs. A. M. C. Denton, W. J. Walling and Hence Breedlove are being mentioned as candidates for Tax-collector.
During the past week we have been asked the question by quite a number of citizens, “Is S. A. Sparkman going to run for the legislature?” We give the answer “we don’t know.” What say you Mr. Sparkman.
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Post-office inspector Laird was in the city last week to look after the office here. He found everything in tip-top condition, which is very complimentary to the post-master Mr. J. J. Woodall.
Mr. J. A. Rountree, the distinguished young Editor of the Hartselle Enquirer, paid Moulton a short business visit last Tuesday. He is a brilliant writer and is sending out an excellent paper, the second best in Alabama. His paper puts a good taste in our mouths.—Moulton Advertiser.
The Board of Aldermen held a special meeting last Thursday night in the Mayor’s office for the purpose of transacting general business.
His honor Mayor Turney, Aldermen Brewer, Corsbie, Rhea and Lemay were present.
Secretary Oden being absent the minutes of the last meeting were not rad. Aldermen Corsbie was appointed Secretary pro-tem.
The following accounts were audited and ordered paid.
W. J. Owen for services as marshal for November $18.00
W. J. Owen for money paid for corporation . . . . 0.80
J. H. Corsbie for merchandise . . . . . . . . . . 0.89
Marshal Owen reported that the taxes are being paid quite promptly.
A motion was made and carried that His honor Mayor Turney, be requested to write to Sup’t Newbold of the S. & N. division of the L. & N. R. R. requesting the fast mail South No. 1 to stop regularly, as required by State law.
The council then adjourned until Friday morning.
The meeting was regularly organized with His Honor and all the members present.
A change was made in the act granting license to saloons. The taxes were raised from $125 to $350.
A compromise was made with the saloon-keepers who sued the Corporation for illegally collecting license, granting them $225 a piece on their license for 1890.
The council adjourned sine die.
I will pay the highest cash market price for all kinds of Fur hides, well handled. Call at the Post-office.
J. J. Woodall.
Memorial services of the death of Hon. Jefferson Davis were held at the Methodist church on Wednesday at 11:35.
The meeting was called to order by Dr. J. F. Turney mayor of Hartselle who was elected chairman of the meeting. His honor in a short and appropriate speech stated the object of the meeting and paid a well-deserved tribute to the name of the “great chieftain.”
J. A. Rountree was elected Secretary.
On motion a committee consisting of E. J. Oden, A. R. Wilson, J. H. Corsbie, J. F. Parker and J. A. Rountree were appointed to draft suitable resolutions to the memory of the departed hero. The committee retired to draft resolutions and returned and reported the following which unanimously adopted.
Whereas, Hon. Jefferson Davis our distinguished ex-President of the Confederate States has departed this life, & whereas, we regard it as a sacred liberty in some appropriate manner to manifest the love & admiration with which this noble patriot and chieftain is embalmed in our hearts, for no braver heart ever pulsated; nor truer man ever lived, therefore be it,
Resolved, That in this sad dispensation of Divine Providence we acknowledge a nation’s bereavement and a fit cause for mourning to every lover of constitutional liberty.
Resolved, That the eminent service of this renowned civilian and soldier and the lofty virtues which adorned his character challenged the admiration and gratitude of the liberty-loving world, and add a page to history which shall mark an epoch among the lives of the good and great of the earth.
Resolved, That we the people of Hartselle will contribute in proportion to our ability, toward erecting a monument to his memory.
Resolved, That we tender our warmest and deepest sympathies to his bereaved family and invoke for them the consolation of Divine love.
Resolved, That these resolutions be published in the Alabama Enquirer, Hartselle Index, Decatur News, New Decatur Advertiser, Birmingham Age-Herald and Montgomery Advertiser, and that a copy thereof be forwarded to the bereaved family of our lamented chieftain.
Appropriate speeches were made by Prof. W. H. Windes, Rev. R. G. Isbell and Dr. A. R. Wilson in which they paid beautiful tributes to the life of Ex-President Davis.