Digest of Charlton County Herald - January 1913

Compiled by Lois Barefoot Mays


January 2, 1913

The Charlton County Herald was published every Thursday. Subscription being $1.00 a year in advance. W.M. Olliff, proprietor and F.M. DeGraffenreid, editor.

MILLS FAMILY BETTER. Everybody will be glad to learn that the folks at Frank Mills’ house are about well again.

COURSON CHILD DIED. Little Url the ten-months-old infant of Mr. and Mrs. E.P. Courson, died at their home on last Thursday after an illness lasting for several months.

AD. The Folkston Grocery Company thanks its customers for the last year’s patronage. After Monday our wagon will cease to make morning calls for orders but we will deliver all goods ordered by phone or otherwise.

SEAB MOVES TO TEXAS. Seab Mills left last week for Patonia, Texas. He has rented his plantation on the eastern boundary to Mr. Askew of North Carolina.

SCHOOL. When [teacher] Miss Hilda Mattox went to close her exercises for the holidays she had old Santa to send up to her room a nice present for each pupil.

HOMELAND. Tramp evangelist Aaron P. Wirt, a pilgrim traveler, and sometimes known as the “Tramp Evangelist”, invaded our sanctum last Thursday. He is from Pennsylvania and is walking through Dixie and is writing up the country as he sees it. Here is what he says of our neighbor Homeland: “On my way from Waycross I came to Homeland, a small but beautiful town. It is a newly laid out town and chiefly settled by Northern families representing twelve states and is sometimes known as the “new town for white people”. Its mayor is a Pennsylvania Dutchman. At this writing I am at the home of B.M. Herr, formerly of Salunga, Lancaster County, Penn. who came here about a year ago.”

January 9, 1913

HATCHER’S HORSE DIED. E.T. Hatcher lost his faithful horse last Monday.

NEW WALKWAY. Leonard O’Cain is putting down a much appreciated cement walk on the east side of the Scott Building.

THOMAS BABY DIED. The remains of the infant of Ernest Thomas was brought here today and buried out at Sardis.

HATCHER HAS ACCIDENT. J.D. Hatcher is carrying his arm in a sling as a result of a mule stepping off too quickly and throwing him from the wagon.

TAYLOR CHILD BURNED. The little child of J.S. Taylor near Winokur was severely burned last week while playing around a fire. The mother, it is said, ran for two miles with the child in her arms to reach the doctor.

THE CITIZENS BANK. J. Frank Williams has been honored with the position of Assistant Cashier at The Citizens Bank. At the annual meeting of the stockholders of the bank, the following were elected directors: B.G. McDonald, B.F. Scott, William Mizell, J.H. Sikes, J.S. Peterson, J.R. Trigg, Jesse W. Vickery, J.W. Rogers, T.L. Pickren, J.V. Gowen, E.B. Stokes, A.D. Williams, Ivey Dowling, J.S. Mizell and H.C. Page. B.F. Scott was elected President and William Mizell was First Vice President, B.G. McDonald, 2nd V.P., D.F. Pearce and J.F. Williams, Asst. Cashier.

January 16, 1913

PICKREN CHILD DIED. Edna, the little girl of Mr. and Mrs. Alva Pickren, was laid to rest in Bachlott Cemetery Friday morning.

RAILROAD DEPOT. The carpenter gang has made some needed repairs on Mr. Page’s warehouse and freight platform and that gentleman now wears a broader smile than ever.

HOMELAND. A [railroad] car of newcomers unloaded at Homeland last Monday and will engage in farming.

PARTY. Some of the girls attended a pallet party Saturday night at Miss Nellie Davis’ house. It is said that Miss Nellie gave them a regular surprise in this new style of party.

SWEET POTATO PLANT BUSINESS. The sweet potato slip and seed industry around Homeland is assuming interesting proportions, one grower’s payroll for labor at the beds amounting to over $300.00 per month.

HOMELAND CHURCH. The Baptist Sunday School was organized last Sunday morning with an enrollment of fifty scholars. Rev. G.F. Wilkins of Homeland was made Supt. and J.B. Womble of this city, assistant.

RAILROAD WATER TANK. The A.C.L. has commenced the erection here of a new mammoth water tank and it will not be long before all the trains will be amply supplied.

MULES FOR COUNTY. The Commissioners’ committee has purchased the two mules, wagon and harness for the county and they make up a fine turnout. They reached here Saturday and were sent out to the camps.

No issue of the Herald on microfilm for January 23, 1913.

January 30, 1913

DOORS MADE IN HOMELAND. J.O. Williamson has changed the Guinn building near his place in Homeland into a screen door and blind manufactory.

PHOTOGRAPHER. The photograph tent is in town.

MRS. MIZELL DIED. Mrs. Josiah Mizell, one of our oldest and most highly respected women, died at her home in this county on the 21st inst. after an illness lasting through several weeks. She is survived by three sons and four daughters.

BAPTIST CHURCH. Rev. G.E. Jones and his family are now living in the Baptist parsonage where they will be at home to their many Folkston friends gained while they were former residents.

EGG FARM. Professor Harris is now shipping eggs in the way up in dozen lots. The professor has some very fine chickens.

MRS. BRYANT DIED. Mrs. H.P. Bryant died at the home of her husband at Traders Hill on last Thursday. Mrs. Bryant had been sick for a long time though her death came unexpectedly. She is survived by her husband and three brothers H.S. and J.J. Mattox of this county and C.L. Mattox of Waycross.

Contest. A $750.00 player piano will be given to the lucky winner in a contest promoting Herald subscriptions. The piano is on display at the B.F. Scott and Co. store.

NOTICE. To the negro women in and around Folkston: You must either get yourselves a job and go to work, or move quarters. By order of Sheriff Mizell.

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