History Salt Springs Township, Randolph County, Missouri (Part 2)
From: History of Randolph and Macon Counties, Missouri
National Historic Company
St. Louis, 1884

[Continued from Salt Springs history part 1]

SUBSCRIPTION TO YELLOW FEVER SUFFERERS.

The people of Huntsville, ever generous and alive to the calls of suffering humanity, met at the court house, August 31, 1878, during the prevalence of yellow fever in the South, and contributed of their substance, as will be seen by the following notice:-

At a meeting. at the court house, on August 31, 1878, to devise ways and means to assist the suffering South, G. H. Burckhartt was elected chairman; Charles Allin, secretary; and W. R. Samuel, treasurer. Committee appointed and following sums subscribed by those present:

W. T. Austin, $5; G. H. Burekhartt, $5; J. N. Taylor, $5; C. H. Hance, $5; William Smith, $5; W. H. Williams, $5; W. R. Samuel, $5; J. C. Oliver, $5; Charles Allin, $5; Dr. Damerou, $5; I. J. Loeb, $2; V. B. Calhoun, $1; John Swetnam, $2; W. Sandison, $2; A. J. Ferguson, $1; J. H. Simms, $1; Edward Jackson, $2; A. H. Waller, $1; V. M. Baker, $1; R. Flournoy, $1; C. H. Hammett, $2.50; W. C. Kirby, $1; Mrs. Gillis, 25c; total, $67.75.

Collected by V. B. Calhoun: Thomas B. Reed, $10; Dr. A. L. Bibb, $1; J. G. Bibb, $1; J. D. Head, 50c; T. B. Minor, 25c; J. S. Vancleve, 25c; total, $13.

Collected by V. M. Baker: C. D. Vase, 50c; J. D. Oliver, 25c; J. M. Baker, 50c; G. W. Taylor, $1.50; Luther Cobb, 50c; total, $3.25.

Collected by Isaac J. Loeb: William Sims, $1; A. Doffing, 25c; M. Heymann, 50c; John Hunt, 25c; L. B. Keehaugh, 25c; H. A. Clark, 25c; J. W. Hammett, $1; E. H. Hammett, 50c; J. Ashurst, 50c; Henry Burton, 50c; Thomas Herndon, 50c; Charles Semple, 50c; Gray Lowry, 50c; J. D. Moore, 50; John Vaughan, 25c; J. H. Smith, 50c; G. P. Dameron, 25c; Cash, 40c; J. H. Reed, 250; C. It. Ferguson, $2; H. L. Rutherford, 50c; J. G. Dameron, 25c; William Cave, 25c; W. G. Lea, 25c; George Malone, 25c; F. M. Hammett, $2; W. T. Rutherford, $5; Jo. Kirby, 40c; Robert Rains, 25c; E. E. Samuel, 50c; J. G. Baker, 50; J. Burk, 500; total, $21.30.

Collected by Mrs. Elmore and Miss Kiernan: Dr. Kiernan, $1; Mrs. Eberle, 10e; Mrs. Rebecca Rutherford, 50c; Mrs. Denny, $1; Mrs. Gillis, 25c; Rev. W. Penn, $1.50; T. D. Bogie, printing, $2.50; total, $6.85.

Collected by J. H. Simms: Edward Stephenson, 50c; S. Harrison, 25c; J. A. Heether, 90c; James Murry, $1; J. R. Belsher, 50c; G. V. Wright, 50c; W. Boniface, 25c; J. N. Stewart, 50c; W. T. Jackson, $1; C. B. Shaefer, 25c; G. W. Crutchfield, 25c; William Meyer, 25c; L. M. Hunt, $1; H. P. Hunt, 50c; A. Jordan, 25c; A. W. Scott, 25c; A. Cox, 50c; G. A. Wright, 25c; N. J. Smothers, 50c; total, $9.40.

Collected by W. H. Williams: A. P. Terrill, $5; A. J. Miller, $1; John Murry, $1.75; T. B. Kimbrough, $1; Thomas Elmore, $1; G. W. Keebaugh, $1; P. Y. Ssvetnam, $5; Jo. W. Taylor, $1; J. R. Christian, $1; H. Woodbury, $1; J. D. Hammett, $2; A. J. Rambury, 50c; C. Boyd, $1; James Alderson, 50c; H. Ficklin, 50c; J. R. Terrill, $1; C. F. Rigg, $1; W. H. Taylor, $2.50; John H. Penny, $1; Joseph Allin, $1; W. A. Thomas, $1; W. B. Crutchfield, 50c; W. G. Wilson, $1; J. R. Hull, 50c; Miss Dunlap, 15c; Mahlon His, $1; James Hardin, $1; I. P. Bibb, $1; E. P. Kirby, $5; total, $41.90.

Total at court house, $67.75; collected by Williams, $41.90; collected by Calhoun, $13; collected by Baker, $3.25; collected by Mrs. Elmore, $6.85; collected by J. H. Simms, $9.40; collected by I. J. Loeb, $21.30; total, $163.45; deduct printing, $2.50; total $160.95. This sum was sent to Howard Association to be distributed where most needed.

G. H. Burckhartt, president; Charles Allin, secretary; W. R. Samuel, treasure. The I. O. O. F. Lodge sent $15 in addition to the above.

BANKS AND BANKERS.

The first banking enterprise in Huntsville was inaugurated about the year 1866 by William M. Wisdom and Courtney Hughes. It was a private institution, and continued until the death of Mr. Hughes, which occurred in 1867. The bank then did business under the name of C. Wisdom & Co., until December 31, 1874, when it was succeeded by the Huntsville Savings Bank. The bank was again changed in 1878, to the private bank of J. M. Hammett & Co., with the following directors and stock holders: F. M. Hammett, president; James W. Hammett, vice president; C. H. Hammett, cashier; B. F. Hammett, J. D. Hammett, W. R. Samuel, M. J. Sears, John It. Christian. The bank is supplied with a time lock, and is in a flourishing condition, as the following statement will show:-

Official statement of the financial condition of J. M. Hammett & Co., at Huntsville, State of Missouri, at the close of business on the 31st day of December, 1883:

SECRET ORDERS.

Huntsville Lodge Ho 30, A. F. and A. M. -. Was chartered by the Grand Lodge of Missouri October 8, 1840. The following are the only three names of the charter members that appear upon the records Edward Slater, Fleming Terrill, Thomas P. Coates. This lodge owns a hall equal to any similar institution to he found in any town not exceeding 3,000 inhabitants.

Huntsville Royal Arch Chapter No. 13 - Was chartered by the Grand R. A. Chapter of Missouri, May 23, 1849. Charter members: Priestly H. McBride, Edward Slater, William B. Giddings, N. B. Coates, - - Halstead, Garland Ried, John Grigler, James Shirley, Milton Bradley and others, whose names could not be obtained, the record having been destroyed by fire.

Randolph Lodge No. 23, 1. O. O. F. - Was chartered April 29, 1847, and organized and officers installed June 10, 1847, by Grand Master Isaac M. Veitch, of St. Louis, assisted by Clark H. Green, D. D. G. M. Number admitted to membership since organization, 258. Charter members were: Henry Bagwell, N. G.; Thomas Adams, V. G.; William M. Withers, S.; George Gentry, T.; William Anderson. Present officers: Charles Cartwright, N. G.; William Pool, V. G.; James Farquarson, S.; J. H. Miller, Per. S.; B. W. Malone, T. Term of office expires March 31, 1884.

Huntsville Lodge No. 101, A. O. U. W. - Organized in January, 1879. Charter members: Thomas D. Bogie, Will C. Kirby, H. G. Bourn, Joseph Alin, R. E. Kiernan, August Doffnir, R. F. Poison, Charles H. Hance, V. M. Baker, William F. Meyer, D. T. Gentry. Officers: D. T. Gentry, P. M. W.; T. D. Bogie, M. W.; R. F. Polson, G. F.; V. M. Baker, O. S.; William F. Meyer, Guide; Will C. Kirby, Recorder; Joseph Allin, Financier; C. H. Hance, R.; IL G. Bourn, I. G.; A. Doffnir; O. G.; R. E. Kiernan, M. E. Trustees R. E. Kiernan, M. D.; T. D. Bogie, W. F. Meyer. The list of officers for 1884 is W. C. Kirby, P. M. W.; T. M. Elmore, M. W.; J. A. Heather, Gen. F.; August Schunaman, O. V. S.; J. M. Shaefer, Recorder; John R. Hull, Financier; William Meyer, Receiver; E. S. Bedford, Guide; T. L. Haggard, I. W.; Moses Rothchild, O. W.; A. Schunaman, William Meyer and T. M. Elmore, trustees.

Huntsville Lodge No. 2589, K. of H. Was organized October 24, 1881. The charter members were: J. W. Heist, L. V. Heether, J. P. Hurry, W. V. Hall, G. L. Alexander, J. H. Miller, J. W. Brooking, J. R. Belcher, F. T. Payne, W. C. Kirby, W. H. Baithis, S. C. Matlock, William Isles, J. A. Heether, E. S. Bedford, F. G. Parker, A. D. Asbell, F. P. Baird and Charles Sandison. The first officers in October, 1881, were: J. W. Heist, Dictator; W. V. Hall, P. Dictator; L. V. Heether, Vice Dictator; J. P. Hurry, Assistant Dictator; L. G. Alexander, Chaplain; J. Horace Miller, Reporter; J. W. Brooking, F. Reporter; J. R. Belcher, Treasurer; F. T. Payne, Guide; W. V. Hall, D. G. D. Present officers (1884): J. P. Hurry, D.; J. W. Taylor, V. D.; J. L. Chapman, A. D.; E. E. Samuel, Jr., R.; W. E. Wade, F. R.; W. C. Kirby, Treasurer; J. C. Samuel, Chaplain; T. C. Jackson, Guide; Eugee Jackson, Guardian; R. E. Treloar, Sentinel; W. V. Hall, E. S. Bedford, J. H. Miller, Trustees; E. S. Bedford, Rep.; Alternate, J. Heist.

BUILDING ASSOCIATION.

The Huntsville Building and Loan Association was chartered February 17, 1882. The first officers were William Sandison, President; T. M. Elmore, Vice President; C. H. Hammett, Treasurer; J. C. Shaefer, Secretary. The same officers were continued at the last annual election until February, 1885. The Association is in a good and flourishing condition. About 15 family residences have been built during its two years' existence by the aid of this association, and it is expected that as many, or more, will be built during the present year - 1884.

PIONEER CHURCH AND SUNDAY SCHOOL.

The Huntsville Baptist church (Missionary) was organized at the house of Brother Zephaniah Walden, near Huntsville, in August. 1837, with seven constituent members, to wit: Theophilus Eddine, Zephaniah Walden and wife, Mary Thomas, Martha Dameron, Benjamin Terrill and James Terrill. The first church house in the town was erected about 1840.

The first additions to the church were J. C. Shaefer and wife, in September, 1837, on letters of commendation from the Baptist church at Charlottesville, Va. Since then, nearly all the Baptist churches in the county have been organized by members dismissed from the Huntsville church. The present membership is 140. Present clerk, W. B. Samuel; pastor, S. Y. Pitts. The first Sunday school in the town or county was organized by J. C. Shaefer, in August, 1839, and has been successfully carried on without intermission to the present time. The present superintendent is W. R. Samuel.

SEMPLE'S OPERA HOUSE.

This elegant building was finished in February, 1884, and is the property of Charles Semple. The building has a frontage of 42 feet on Court Square, and a depth of 90 feet, with 19 foot ceiling. The lower story of the building is divided into two store rooms, each 21 by 90 feet. The stage is 42 feet wide and 20 feet deep, and is supplied with drop curtains and fly wings, which have been gotten up in the best style of the scenic art. The building is a monument to the good taste and liberality of Mr. Semple, and a great credit to the city of Huntsville. The builders of the Opera House were Frank and Jake Walsh, stone builders. The architect was Mr. E. Cook, of Moberly; stage architect, W. O. Thomas; scenic artists, W. O. Thomas & Co., of Kansas City; decorative artist, E. Viets, of Moberly; painter, E. W. Stradley, Huntsville; cornice work, H. Wiles & Co., Kansas City; iron work, Smith, Hill & Co., Quincy, Ill.; plasterer, James Domm, Huntsville; gas fitting, P. H. Nise, Moberly; gas fixtures, Fay Gas Fixture Co., St. Louis and William Sandison, Huntsville; tin work and heaters, Holman & Payne, Huntsville. The carpeting, matting, and chairs were all special orders from St. Louis, and were obtained through the agency of Mr. John N. Taylor, of Huntsville.

HUNTSVILLE BRASS BAND.

This band was organized in November, 1883, and is composed of the following persons: J. P. Hurry, E. W. Taylor, J. W. Taylor, E. E. Samuel, B. E. Treloar, Philip Maniel, J. O. Simms, Eddie Calhoun, Ed. St. Clair, M. A. Cooley, William Skinner, Prof. Jonahan Goetz.

HOME DRAMATIC COMPANY

gave its first public performance in January, 1884. The following are the members of this company: Prof. B. F. Heaton, J. M. Wright, H. L. Ellington, W. R. Smith, J. P. Hurry, Dr. W. B. Ahbington, B. E. Treloar, Church Brooking, John McClary, D. P. Hall, Eugene Jackson, Mrs. V. B. Calhoun, Mrs. J. M. Wright, Miss Anna Sears, Miss Minnie Sears, Miss Dora Shaefer, Miss Ella Goodding Miss Maggie Williams, Miss Annie Smith, Miss Jeffie Jones. This company, composed exclusively of home talent, has given two entertainments, which were largely attended and highly appreciated by the citizens of Huntsville. The first earnings of the company are to be used to pay for the town clock.

HUNTSVILLE FLAMING RAKE AND STACKER MANUFACTURING COMPANY

was formed in November, 1883, with a capital of $10,000, held by 22 stockholders. Its present officers are W. T. Rutherford, president; T. M. Elmore, vice president, and J. A. Swetnam, treasurer. This company, although it has been doing business but a few weeks, has now 100 agents and 116 sub agents in different States. Twenty five men are employed, who make about 16 machines per day.

Huntsville was incorporated March 12, 1859. March 10, 1871, the corporation limits were extended.

L. S. Barrad was the first mayor, and held his office in 1859.

PRESENT MAYOR AND COUNCILMEN.

W. V. Hall, mayor; W. T. Rutherford, J. W. Hammett, Thomas M. Jones, G. M. Keebaugh, councilmen.

CITY OFFICERS.

G. M. Keebaugh, clerk; W. T. Rutherford, treasurer; A. M. Ellington, city attorney; J. C. Shaefer, assessor; T. C. Jackson, marshal.

PUBLIC SCHOOLS.

The public schools were partially organized in Huntsville some little time after the close of the war, but the organization was not completed until 1877, when the new school building was erected. The building and grounds cost about $3,500; it is a two story frame structure, and contains eight rooms. In 1877, Prof. M. C. McMellen took charge of the school as principal. The white pupils enrolled at that time numbered 225, and the colored 75.

The present enrollment of white pupils numbers 350, colored pupils 125, showing an increase over the year 1877 of 145. Under the management of Prof. Benjamin F. Heaton, the accomplished and popular principal, the schools, both white and colored, are doing well. Prof. Heaton's aim, from the beginning of his connection with the schools, has been to not only raise them to a higher grade, but to so conduct them that their utility would soon be recognized and acknowledged by all. How well he has succeeded is seen in the interest which is now manifested upon the part of the citizens of Huntsville.

The teachers are Prof. Benjamin F. Heaton, principal: Miss Bettie Reed, Miss Anna Sears, Miss Dora Bibb, Miss Dora Shaefer, Miss Bettie Kiernan.

MOUNT PLEASANT COLLEGE.

In 1853 the citizens of Randolph county, impressed with the need of an institution of learning, and wishing to secure to themselves its benefits, determined to erect suitable buildings at a cost of not less than $10,000. Acting on the advice of Hon. William A. Hall, to put the institution under the care and patronage of Mount Pleasant Baptist Association, a letter stating the above proposal, signed by William A. Hall, H. Austin and P.P. Ruby, in behalf of the citizens of Randolph county, was addressed to and accepted by the Association, and the institution took the name of the Association. Under this arrangement the money was secured and the building erected. February 28, 1855, the charter was obtained. In 1857, the building having been completed at a cost of $12,500, and a school of 170 pupils under Rev. William Thompson, LL. D., President, and Rev. J. H. Carter, A. B., Professor of Mathematics, and Miss Bettie Ragland, Principal of female department, having been taught with gratifying results one year, the institution was formally tendered by the board of trustees to the Association and accepted; the Association at the same time promising to endow the college remotely with $25,000, and within two years, with $10,000, appointed Rev. Noah Flood to proceed at once to secure the last named amount, and pledged himself to maintain sufficient and efficient teachers until the $10,000 endowment was secured. Rev. W. R. Rothwell succeeded Dr. Thompson in the presidency, and the college ran till 1861, filling the most sanguine expectations of its friends. President Bothwell gathered quite an extensive library, provided apparatus for chemical, philosophical and astronomical purposes, secured a considerable cabinet of minerals and fossils, and established the character and reputation of the college. The war in 1861 crippled the resources of the school, by cutting off students, and a deficit of $580 in teachers' salaries was imposed, which failing to be met by the Association, the trustees of the college let it to President Rothwell, who, at his own risk, and mainly by his own effort, carried the college through the clouds of war into the sunshine of 1868. The school which had hitherto been self sustaining, or carried by the magnanimity of President Rothwell to 1866, now being cut down by the impoverished and unsettled state of the country, made a move for an endowment a necessity, and the call became imperative. The board of trustees at Mount Gilead church in 1866, with emphasis called upon the Association to redeem her past pledges for endowment.

Y. R. Pitts and Wade M. Jackson were appointed solicitors to raise $10,000 in twelve months. The next year (1868) the Association at Keytesville, through Y. R. Pitts, reported as endowment:-
In notes $5,610.50
In cash 200.00
Jerry Kingsberry bequest 2,500.00
Balance unprovoked for 1,660.00

Total $10,000.50

The balance, $1,660, was raised by subscription at that sitting of the Association.

In 1870, Mount Pleasant Association, wishing further to endow the college, and learning that Macon Association was contemplating building a similar institution of learning at Macon City, in the adjoining county, and within 30 miles of Huntsville, proposed to Macon Association to consolidate upon Mount Pleasant College, offering them first, one half of the board of trustees, and second, requiring them to raise $5,000 to be blended with the endowment fund. W. R. Rothwell, Benjamin Terrill, Joshua W. Terrill, W. R. Samuel and W. T. Beckelheimer were appointed a committee with discretionary power to confer with Macon Association. In 1872, Macon Association having canvassed her ability to build, and the proposal of Mount Pleasant Association, agreed by resolution to cooperate with Mount Pleasant Association, in building up Mount Pleasant College, when the committee from Mount Pleasant Association guaranteed them one half of the board of trustees except one, leaving a majority of the board in Mount Pleasant Association. In 1869, Rev. James W. Terrill succeeded President Rothwell. The war being over, confidence restored, and the times being prosperous and inviting, the college with other enterprises, took new life. Added to this, President Terrill brought to the institution a combination of merit, enterprise and energy, rarely found in one man, and in producing a new, popular and successful method of teaching, carried the college to its highest point of success. The question of repairs, additions and betterments (for the building had been used for military quarters during the war) now arose, and the terms, patronage and success of the school, and the earnest protestations of both Mount Pleasant and Macon Associations, seemed to demand and encourage immediate action in this direction. The trustees concluded to make ample improvement and additions, and to the main building added two wings, running out and back of the main building, giving in rooms, halls, stairways and closets, a. building whose size, arrangement, decoration and stability which would rank with any in the State. Added to this the patronage and liberality of the citizens of Randolph county, and especially the citizens of Huntsville to the institution, which had ever been marked, the board of trustees were induced to build a commodious and tasteful boardinghouse, three stories, besides the basement. The citizens of Huntsville for this purpose furnished $3,000 cash, by which with a loan on first mortgage, assisted by a loan of $3,500 endowment fund, secured by second mortgage on the building, it was completed. These buildings and additions were completed in 1871, and a considerable debt incurred. In 1873, the financial trouble which had been threatening overwhelmed the country, and a wave more damaging and blighting than war passed over the college. For two years longer, under President Terrill, it stood bravely on its feet carrying the heavy pressure. But the boarding house was sold under first mortgage, and failing to bring the debt, the second mortgage, $3,500 endowment fund, was lost and the Jerry Kingsbury bequest, $2,500, being swept away, when the bank failed, and the parties failing to come to time on their notes, from financial embarrassments, the $10,000 endowment was never realized.

In 1876, Rev. M. J. Breaker came to the head of the institution, and like his worthy predecessor, Bothwell, stood by it in a dark hour of peril, and by effort and sacrifice bore her on in her noble mission for three years longer, till March 21, 1879, when a judgment having been obtained against the college for debt, and looking for the execution to be levied in June following, President Breaker resigned and the school closed - the second time in its existence of 23 years; once before after the close of the war in 1869, under President Rothwell; both times at the spring term.

Mount Pleasant College, during her 23 years of existence, had been presided over by Rev. William Thompson, LL. D., one year; Rev. W. R. Rothwell, D.D., twelve years; Rev. J. W. Terrill, seven years, and Rev. M. J. Breaker, three years; it instructed hosts of youths, turned out 109 graduates, blessed the cause of education, elevated the community, and demonstrated the co-education of the sexes, as the fittest and best.

Rev. A. S. Worrell, D.D., succeeded Mr. Breaker, and was president of the college in 1880-81. Rev. James B. Weber succeeded Dr. Worrell, and had charge of the college as its president when the building was destroyed by fire (July 13, 1882). At the time the college building was destroyed there was a debt on it of $3,000, which was known as the (Wiley) Ferguson bequest. All other debts had been paid by the friends of the institution. The Ferguson bequest was secured by a mortgage on the building and grounds, and in order to pay this, the college and grounds were sold in 1883, and were purchased by the court house building committee.

There has been no special effort to rebuild the institution, but it is hoped that steps will soon be taken in this direction, especially since the new court house which was destroyed soon after the college, by fire also, has been completed. The college was one of the best and most convenient school structures in the State. Besides closets and wardrobes, the entire building contained 14 large, airy rooms. Its working capacity was amply sufficient for 500 students.

The board of directors and faculty at the time the college was burned down in 1882, was: H. T. Fort, President; T. B. Kimbrough, Secretary; W. it Samuel, Treasurer; J. D. Brown, Stephen Connor, J. F. Finks, P. T. Gentry, J. D. Humphrey, G. W. Keebaugh, R. J. Mansfield, W. A. Martin, W. D. Wilhite, Alfred Coulter, W. F. Elliott, J. T. Fort, W. J. Horsley, W. B. McCrary, S. Y. Pitts, T. T. Elliott, J. C. Shaefer. These trustees held the college for the Mount Pleasant Baptist Association. Faculty: - Rev. J. B. Weber, A. M., President, Professor of Greek, Moral Philosophy and English; Miss Nannie L. Ray, B. A., Assistant in Mathematics and Latin; J. B. Weber, Acting Professor of Natural Science; Mrs. A. E. Weber, Principal Preparatory and Primary Departments; Mrs. M. E. Lasley, Principal of the Music Department.

FEMALE COLLEGE MEETING.

At a meeting of the citizens of Huntsville, held on Tuesday evening, March 8th, 185-, for the purpose of taking into consideration the building of a Female College, W. R. Samuel, Esq., was called to preside over the meeting, and S. T. Morehead was appointed Secretary.

Aleck Phipps, Esq., was called upon to explain the objects of the meeting, which he did in a brief and appropriate manner.

Col. Barrows, of Macon City, was called upon and made a very interesting and earnest address in behalf of the cause of education, and the necessity of a Female College in this community.

Mr. Overall, of Macon City, G. F. Rothwell and I. B. Porter were also called for, and responded in appropriate speeches.

Capt W T Austin then offered the following resolutions, which were adopted:-

Resolved, 1. That while the Female College, proposed to be erected at Huntsville, by the citizens of Randolph and adjoining counties, is not designed to be sectarian in its government and control, yet we believe that the successful establishment of the proposed college demands that it he placed under the control of some religious denomination.

Resolved, 2. That as the Baptist brethren have their Mount Pleasant College in Huntsville, Randolph county, the Presbyterian brethren their McGee College in Macon county, and the Methodist brethren their Central College in Howard county, we therefore do declare it to lie the sense of this meeting that the proposed college would be more conducive of success by placing said college under the control of the brethren of the Christian church.

A motion was made and carried chat a committee of four gentlemen and four ladies be appointed to solicit subscriptions for the proposed college. The chairman then appointed the following named gentlemen and ladies:-

Gentlemen - W. T. Rutherford, M. J. Sears, Charles Alin, J. M. Baker.

Ladies - Mrs. Annie Wisdom, Mrs. Goodding, Mrs. A. J. Ferguson and Mrs. V. B. Calhoun.

On motion the meeting adjourned until the following Monday evening.
W. R. SAMUEL, President.
S. T. MOREHEAD, Secretary.
This college was never erected.

AGRICULTURAL FAIR.

The first fair was held at Huntsville in the fall of 1854. D. C. Garth was president, Wallace McCampbell, vice president; William D. Malone, secretary; Robert Y. Gilman, treasurer. The directors were: Dr. W. T. Dameron, James M. Hammett, Col. Thomas P. Ruby, Hon. James F. Wright, F. M. McLean, N. B. Christian. The last fair was held in 1876. The officers were: H. T. Rutherford, president; J. M. Summers, first vice president; F. M. Hammett, second vice president. The directors were Louis Heether, W. T. Rutherford, James F. Robinson, Capt. Thomas B. Reed, James M. Baker, Neal Holman, G. H. Burckhartt, S. T. Morehead.

The following includes the business and professions in Huntsville: Four dry goods and clothing stores, one newspaper, four groceries, two shoemakers, two meat markets, three tobacco factories, three wagon makers, four saloons, one tailor, one tobacco and cigar store, three carpenters, one furniture store, one barber, three millinery, two insurance agents, one bakery and tobacco, four ministers, one shoe store, five lawyers, two drug stores, five physicians, one bank, two dentists, two hardware, three hotels, one sewing machine, one restaurant and confectionery, two jewelers, three blacksmiths, one harness shop, one livery and feed stable, two flour mills, two saw mills, one woolen mill, one lumber and hardware.

The population of the place is 2,000.

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