Digest of Charlton County Herald - June 1913

Compiled by Lois Barefoot Mays


June 5, 1913

H.G. GIBSON’S SON.. John Gibson of the G.I. Steele Clothing House, Waycross, came down Sunday and visited his father H.G., out at the old homestead.

BOYD HOME IMPROVEMENTS. J.B. Womble is busy this week fixing up the residence of R.A. Boyd and when he finishes you will note decided improvements.

RUNAWAY HORSE. Last Monday morning Dolph Wainright loaded his wagon and put his big variegated colored umbrella in the socket, mounted the seat and started out with his usual motions and antics. When he got to the crossing near the Merchants Grocery Co. he started up in that calliope voice of his “Everybody’s At It Now” then the horse made a dash and off went five or six sacks of meal, corn and coffee and Dolph too. On went the horse with the wagon at breakneck speed jumping the new sidewalk into the post office alley and on through. We thought at first that everything was in for a smashup, including Dolph, but soon that “steam laugh” of his rang out and he ran and got the horse and wagon which had gone through without a blemish and the last we saw of Dolph he was as happy as a lark picking up scattered grains of coffee all along the post office alley.

I.T. WAINRIGHT DIED. I.T. Wainwright of Uptonville died Wednesday evening May 28th. He was well and familiarly known in this county and leaves a wife and five or six children and many relatives to mourn his death.

CRANK CAR JUMPS TRACK. On Tuesday morning, a little after six, a crank car operated by some of the men of the A.C.L. wire gang No. 2 and with Captain J.H. Bryan in charge, jumped the track near the 103 mile post on the Jesup Short Line and threw the car in the ditch. J.R. Westberry had his left arm broken just above the wrist and was cut and bruised about the face. After Dr. Williams had set the broken member and dressed the wounds Westberry was feeling little the worse for his “loop-the-loop”. The cause of the wreck is not known.

NOTICE: State Examination for Teachers will be held at the school house at Folkston June 13 and 14. Doors will open at 8 a.m. L.E. MALLARD, Supt.

COTTON BLOOMS. S.P. Howard had a cotton blossom out at preaching last Sunday and on the same stem there had begun to form a boll. You will have a bale by July 4th or before, won’t you, Mr. Howard?

DEAN SELLS CATTLE. A McDonald of Fernandina was here last week and bought 100 head of cattle from E.F. Dean, Jr. and shipped them.

ANNOUNCEMENT. In retiring from the publication of the Herald, I want to thank the public for the generous patronage they have given me. Just 16 years ago I began the publication of the Herald, at that time having my printing done by the Waycross Herald and by the way, Mr. DeGraffenreid, who now has charge of the paper, set up the first copy when it was printed in Waycross. I have sold the Herald to Miss Kathleen deGraffenreid who will have complete control and will be assisted by her father and will give the people of the county a clean, newsy country paper. /s/ W.M. OLLIFF.

TO THE PUBLIC. As will be seen by the announcement of Col. Olliff, my daughter Kathleen has purchased the Herald and I will be her editor and business manager. I am glad she has come to the rescue in the yellow leaf of my age and with her young life in a new field and my years of experience, we are in the business to spell success with a big S. The people of the county have treated me most excellent during my almost 3 year’s service on the Herald. We are for the good of Folkston and Charlton, ever ready to show up the good deeds and qualities of our people and to turn a deaf ear and silent pen to all gossip, scandal or hap-hazard statements. /s/ F.M. de GRAPHENREID, Editor and Manager.

June 12, 1913

EARLY COTTON CROP. “Uncle Dennis”, the old darkey who lives on the Swearingen Place, sends us word that he had plenty of cotton blooms and some infant bolls on June 1st and that his cotton crop is fine in each particular.

OLD BUILDING GOING DOWN. The old store room of B.F. Scott is being torn down and the framing will be used in the new iron building of Scott and Co., the balance for other building purposes. This old familiar building will be missed by many Folkstonites.

NEW FAMILY. Dr. L.S. Malone has moved his family into the house recently vacated by Prof. Harris and this makes another valuable family in our midst.

COURTNEY GROWS HIS OWN VEGETABLES. W.R. Courtney of Hotel Arnold is supplying his table with baskets of nice large tomatoes raised by his own efforts. He needs have no fear of pleasing his boarders being the expert trucker that he is.

NEW PORCH IS FINISHED. J.O. Williamson has about completed the work on the residence of Jesse W. Vickery, which has added to this handsome residence, and will now take up the work of repairing the courthouse.

MARRIED. At the residence of the bride’s sister, Mrs. Ruth Wolfe, No. 423 E. Sixth Street, Jacksonville, on June 8th, Mr. Alexander Garland Murphy to Mrs. Ola Roddenberry Parker, Rev. J.A. Henry, pastor of Springfield Methodist Church officiating. The groom is a prominent business man in railroad work at Tampa while the bride is a native of Folkston but has been engaged in railroad office work in Jacksonville for the past several years, and is a sister to our Tax Collector Jno. M. Roddenberry, and a member of one of the oldest and most prominent families of Folkston. The bride and groom will make their home in Tampa. Mrs. Jno. M. Roddenberry was one of the out of town attendants. The Herald joins in congratulations and wishes for Miss Ola and her husband all the happiness that can be extracted from life and may they glide gently and smoothly on the journey without crossing a jolting ripple.

SUNBEAM BAND RECITAL. The Sunbeam Band will give a public recital at the Baptist Church building on Sunday evening, June 22. We desire the presence and cooperation of everyone in our village and community. Would you like help us give a Bible and Sunbeam pin to each member of our Band? If so, bring a neat contribution with you that we may be better equipped to train the young minds of our community.

MUSIC AGAIN. The Boulogne Orchestra will be at The Drug Store (The Coolest Place in Town) Saturday evening June 14, 7 till 10. Everyone welcome to this free musical treat!

MEDICAL SOCIETY MEETS. The eighth annual session of the Eleventh District Medical Society will hold sessions on June 17 and 18 on St. Simons Island. Dr. Dallas Williams, the president, will attend and states a fine program has been arranged.

ANOTHER RUNAWAY. Dr. Williams and Si got caught in a trap Monday night from the effects of a too-well-fed frisky horse, breaking a shaft when they were three miles out. Si had a time coming back for a new shaft and the doctor says he never will forget that cold June Monday night.

SHEEP SHEARING. Jos. P. Mizell was in the city Sunday greeting his many friends. He says he didn’t shear but 500 sheep last week, that the price of wool is too low to kill off his horses hunting up all the sheep he has scattered around and about in his section.

NEW BABY. Born to Mr. and Mrs. Win. Hinds of Homeland, a fine baby girl on Sunday.

AD. Nancy Hall sweet potato slips, $1.00 per thousand. Plenty of time to set them out yet. C.W. WAUGHTEL, Homeland.

PRACTICAL HINTS. After making sandwiches, place them in an earthen crock and cover tightly. Set the crock in a pan of cold water and the sandwiches will keep moist for hours. A piece of garden hose makes a fine rug beater and may be split at the end to make the beatings more effective.

NEW BABY. Monday night a visitor came to the home of Mr. and Mrs. W.O. Thorkeld of Homeland, Miss Thorkeld.

June 19, 1913

TEACHERS EXAM. The teachers examination came off last Friday and Saturday with 21 white and one colored applicants for license.

NEW SCOTT BUILDING. The new building of Scott and Co. is beginning to take shape and it will soon cause a business-like appearance in that neck of the city.

THE CITIZENS BANK. The State Bank Examiner was here Tuesday to look into the affairs of The Citizens Bank and we learn that everything was found in first class order.

NEW BABY. The many friends of Col. and Mrs. W.B. Gibbs will be pleased to learn that they are the happy parents of a fine boy who came to their Jesup home Wednesday night of last week.

SILVER HILL SAWMILL MOVED. They have moved the sawmill at Silver Hill, tram road, engines and all other equipment down in Florida to a place called Leno.

PARTY FOR VISITORS. Miss Lois Mattox gave a delightful “Spend-the-Day” party for Misses Bernice Pearce and Alma Flynn last Monday. The day was spent Kodaking and playing various games, also, some very enjoyable music was heard. Those invited were Bernice Pearce, Alma Flynn, Nellie Davis, Audrey Scott and Jim Pearce.

ENGAGEMENT ANNOUNCED. Mr. and Mrs. Regojo Castro wish to announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Pansa, to Robert Hamilton Mattox, USN. Mr. Castro is a sugar exporter of San Diago, Cuba and Robert met Pansa at a ball given there in February. Miss Castro is of Spanish descent and speaks English fluently, being a graduate of Vassar.

COUNTY COMMISSION MEETING. In consideration of a strong petition from the people in the Bend, it was agreed to appropriate $2500.00 for the construction of a bridge over the St. Marys River at St. George, providing that Nassau County does likewise and the bridge is built of steel.

MASONIC PICNIC. Masonic celebration on June 24th. Basket dinner. Public invited. Tables in oak grove opposite the school house. Come and bring your basket. J.M. Roddenberry, J.C. Allen, M.J. Paxton, Joseph Mills, L.E. Mallard, Committee.

AD. Dr. L.S. Malone, dental surgeon will be in Folkston first week in each month. Room 12, Arnold Hotel.

June 26, 1913

SCHOOL. Miss Julia B. DeGraffenreid has resumed her duties as teacher out at the Mills settlement.

CORN CLUB REPORT. Arthur Davis, one of our Corn Club boys, sends word that his acre is tasseling and has six shoots to the stalk.

TICK ERADICATION. E.F. Dean, Jr. will give a demonstration dip at his vat near Traders Hill Friday, June 11. State veterinarian will lecture on tick eradication at the Hill that day. Come with your baskets as we will take dinner on the grounds.

HOMELAND REAL ESTATE AND INSURANCE AGENT. M.M. Wolcott, a very pleasing and genial gentleman is now located at Homeland and has entered the real estate and insurance business in a wide-awake style.

GENERAL ASSEMBLY MEETS. Senator W.M. Olliff and Representative George W. Reynolds left Sunday night to be on time for roll call in the convening of the General Assembly.

FOR SALE. In view of the fact that we are moving our mill we will sell our houses cheap for cash. Would advise those in need of lumber to come at once as first comers will get the pick of them. Also one good ox team for sale cheap. Apply to MIZELL TIE CO.

MASONS. Over 400 people attended the St. Johns Day celebration hosted by the Folkston Masonic Lodge.

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