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Description: Data From New Hope;
Auction Sale - Property of Joseph Mooney
Newspaper published in: Huntsville, AL
Source: Madison County, AL Library
Page/Column: Page 2, Column 5
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Data From New Hope
NEW HOPE, ALA., OCT. 16, 1886
I have been thinking for some time that I would add a few dots to your valuable paper.
It is with much regret we chronicle the death of one of our best citizens, Mr. Frank P. Owen, who died August 18th, 1886, at his residence in New Hope. He was engaged in the mercantile business for several years. He acted as head clerk of J. E. & G. W. Butler; and could not be surpassed in his business capacity. For honesty and integrity he could not be impeached. He was a true believer in the Christian religion, a kind husband and a host of friends to mourn his death.
One of our most worthy and esteemed citizens, Capt. W. T. Hamer has been severely afflicted with a very bad risen, in the palm of his right hand which has confined him in bed for four weeks. His suffering has been very severe but it has now passed the worst and we hope that he will be able to be out soon.
Miss Fannie Cochran, one of New Hope’s charming belles, has returned home after a pleasant visit to friends and relatives at Anniston.
Miss Emma Jordan, of Guntersville is visiting her cousin, Miss Maggie Rivers, near the place.
Three of our bright and lovable girls have entered the Huntsville Female College. These are daughters of our highly esteemed friend, Dr. B. W. Hinds.
Well I will try and write more the next time. As this is my first attempt to write for a newspaper, I cannot write as well as I would like to.
This is to give notice that I will sell at auction, for cash on the Public Square in Huntsville, Alabama, on Wednesday, Nov. 3, 1886, seven packages of brandy, levied on as the property of Joseph Mooney, sold to satisfy a warrant of distraint leaned for taxes for 1885 and 1886.
At the same time and place I will sell one package of illicit whiskey seized sold as such.
J. L. CLAY, Deputy Collector of Internal Revenue.