News from The Cartersville Courant

The Cartersville Courant
Cartersville, Georgia
April 8, 1886, Page 2
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City Council.

The council met and the following were present: Mayor Wikle, Alderman Bradley, E. D. Puckett, A. R. Hudgins, Anderson and Gilreath.

Very little business was transacted.

The chairman of the cemetery committee reported that outside parties had been cutting the prices of digging graves, so that the sexton, the proper one to do this work, had little of it to do.  Such parties in every instance left rubbish in the neighborhood of their operations, which had to be cleared away by the sexton.  It was ordered that all graves hereafter must be dug under supervision of the sexton and in cases of indigency the city would have the work done for nothing.  By this way some little revenue will be brought to the city, which otherwise went to outsiders.  In special cases an order will be necessary from the chairman of the Cemetery Committee for work to be done by any one other than the sexton.  The committee in their report complimented Sexton Wright, and says his work has been very gratifying.
Interments for first quarter: Adults, whites 5, colored 6; infants –whites 2, colored 11; total for three months, 24.

Mr. A. W. Fite was allowed to exchange his present lot for another, he agreeing to pay all expense in making such exchange.  Accounts to the amount of $300.42 were ordered paid as soon as the money can be collected from taxes.  Under Marshall Walker’s term to the 11th of March he reported collections to the amount of $9.40; Marshal Forester, for the balance of the month, reported $122.75 -- $30.25 of which were in fines.

The street boss was invested with the power of a police officer.

The clerk called attention to the advisability of allowing the female baseball club to play in the town.  The question was evaded somewhat, but it was determined that the matter should rest with the mayor and clerk.  Alderman Hudgins straddled the question and insisted on leaving it with these gentlemen.  Capt. Puckett, between a series of broad-gauge grins, said, “let ‘em come,” and Mr. Bradley simply wanted to know if the “gals had gone to playing base-ball.”  On account of the barrenness of his cranium, Alderman Gilreath was not allowed to participate in the debate at all, and John Anderson made good his escape, and his feelings in the matter are not known up to the present writing.


 Hall’s Mills Filings.

Miss Sallie Kerr is getting up money to fence the graveyard at Mt. Carmel.  It is a work that all should take interest in.


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