Courant American News, January 13, 1887

The Courant American Newspaper
Cartersville, Georgia

January 13, 1887 Page 1:

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Executor’s Sale.

Will be sold on the 1st Tuesday in February next at the court house door in Cartersville, Bartow county, Georgia, within the legal hours of sale, part of lot No. 901, 4th district, 3d section in said county, containing 16 acres more or less, the property of the estate of H. J. Bates, deceased. On said part of lot is valuable mineral to-wit: A black lead mine and iron ore. Said part of lot lies on north and east of W. & A. R. R., and alongside of said railroad within a short distance of Stegall’s Station and close to Bartow Iron Works.

G. H. Bates, Executor of H. J. Bates, deceased.


Time’s Ticker.

We have shown an old silver watch by Mr. Charles Howard, that, besides being a good substantial piece of property, has a good record of over a hundred years. It belonged to the father of the late Felix Franklin, and has passed down to its present owner. Mr. Felix Franklin at his death, was near a hundred years old and carried the watch for a long time. It is a quaint old piece of antiquity, very large, with thick projecting crystal that looks something like a bull’s eye lantern. In old times when a watch was repaired the jeweler would place his “imprint,” or card inside the case, printed on a piece of paper the size of the case. This watch has three or four of these. Mr. Mountcastle, who is authority on the subject, says there is probably but one other piece of mechanism of the kind in the section. It keeps good time and bids fair to record the millennium.


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