Digest of Charlton County Herald - April 1913

Compiled by Lois Barefoot Mays


April 3, 1913

SWEET POTATOES. W.O. Gibson sent off three more train carloads of sweet potatoes this week.

DR. WILLIAMS IN NEW OFFICE. Dr. Dallas Williams is now comfortably located in his new offices in the rear of the drug store building.

MAIL DELIVERED ON ROUTE ONE FOR TRADERS HILL. Alex Mills was appointed by the postmaster to take the first mail over the new route pending a report on the several applicants, of which Alex is one.

FLOODS DELAY DRUG STORE FIXTURES. Owing to the floods in the North and West the fixtures for Dr. Williams’ drug store have been delayed in transit. In the meantime the doctor has been busy during the past week making contracts for ice creams and candies for the store.

DR. WILLIAMS’ DRUGGIST. Jim Pearce of Atlanta, who is to be the pharmacist in charge at Dr. Williams’ new establishment, is now in the city ready for business as soon as the hinges swing back for the grand opening. With his pleasant and smiling face behind the counter, Dr. Williams’ drug store is sure to become a popular place to be.

COUNTY SCHOOL CENSUS TO BE TAKEN. L.E. Mallard, County Supt. of Education, has been appointed census enumerator to take the school census and will come around before long for the names of all children between the ages of 6 and 18.

EDITORIAL. Our adjoining counties have longer school terms than we do. They pay their teachers better salaries than we do and have more schools than we do. Why? Because they have county-wide taxation and hence have money with which to do these things.

GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY. Mr. and Mrs. William Wade, who were married in Henry County, Ohio fifty years ago, celebrated their golden wedding anniversary at Homeland this week.

J.A. PRESCOTT INJURED. We regret to learn that J.A. Prescott of Newell happened to the accident of breaking his arm last Sunday, caused by a mule throwing him.

FOR SALE. One seven-room house, Main Street, on a three-acre lot all in cultivation, $950.00. L.E. MALLARD.

LADIES HATS MADE HERE. Don’t forget that a first class milliner is in the B.F. Scott & Co. store anxious to serve the people of Charlton.

April 10, 1913

DR. WILLIAMS DRUG STORE. Dr. Dallas Williams deserves credit for the handsome drug store he has established in our little city and if the balance of our citizens will catch on to his ideas and his line of progressiveness, Folkston will soon be on the map in yellow letters shaded with red and in box car size. The soda water fountain is a beauty to behold and would do credit to a much larger city. The other equipment is also up to date and well selected.

NEW ADDITION TO PAGE HOME. H.C. Page has Leonard O’Cain putting in a bath house and garden hose. Mr. Page has already nicely fixed around his home and this convenience will completely fix up things.

W.T. STALLINGS KILLED. We learn through a telegram that W.T. Stallings, a Folkston-raised boy who was well known here, was in some way killed Saturday night. There were no particulars. The remains were brought here for burial Wednesday evening.

EDITORIAL. If the citizens of Folkston are going to do anything to strengthen the backbone of our little city it’s time they were making some overt action. The sawmills, the tie camps and the [turpentine] stills are edging off day by day and you will miss them when they are gone if you do not introduce something else to create a payroll.

April 17, 1913

LADIES AID SOCIETY. The Ladies Aid Society will serve ice cream and soft drinks at Dr. Williams’ Drug Store on Tuesday from 4:00 till 9:30 p.m.

O. K. LOWTHER DIED. O.K. Lowther, one of our most prominent citizens, died at his home near Newell last Friday after a short illness. Deceased was about 55 years old and is survived by a large family connection.

SWAMP SURVEYING GROUP. Several of the Okefinokee surveying party came in Sunday and stopped at The Arnold until Monday evening.

THE ARNOLD HAS AUTO GUESTS. Several auto parties were seen to drive up and stop over with The Arnold during the week. We did not ask where they were going, nor who they were, through fear that they might think us just an ordinary village instead of the thriving city that we are.

CLYDE MIZELL AT CITIZENS BANK. Clyde Mizell is at home again after a year or more in Jacksonville and is now with The Citizens Bank.

April 24, 1913

CITY LIGHTS. The city arc lights are in the depot and will be placed in order as soon as the necessary preliminaries can be overcome.

BOXERS ARE IN TRAINING. Warden Roddenberry and Frank Murray went to the barber shop Saturday night and had their heads scalded and the hair all scraped off. They are trimming for the prize ring, J.P. as champion heavyweight and Frank as an all-round middleweight.

LAW OFFICE MOVED. Col. Olliff’s law office is now in the room recently vacated by Dr. Williams.

DRUG STORE LIGHTED UP. Dr. Williams has added an equal-to-other-fixtures lighting apparatus to his drug store.

PEARCE BOYS GO VISITING. D.F. and Jim Pearce, our popular bank cashier and our hustling and wide-awake druggist, went off Saturday night in order to spend the day Sunday with the “old folks at home” and perhaps a while with some younger friends in the city of Whigham, Ga.

GRADUATION DAY. Carl Mizell was up here this week to attend the closing of school at which he took off one of the “goat hides”. Carl looked as natural as pig tracks but those long pants marked the parting with many happy days.

SIDEWALKS. Leonard O’Cain started tearing up the old plank sidewalks Monday and will replace them with gravel. This is good news.

TELEPHONE. J.V. Gowen has his phone line from here to Traders Hill in operation and is now ready for business. It is quite the thing for Folkston and Traders Hill to be joined together and may the winds, rain or lightning never put them asunder.

JACKSONVILLE SHOPPER. Jas. A. Thomas, Paxton’s bookkeeper and gin man, and O.F. Wilson’s log ripper and our natural born violin player, went to Jacksonville Wednesday to buy fiddle strings, saw teeth and a typewriter ribbon.

MR. HATHAWAY DIED. Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Hathaway, some of the longest residents of Folkston, have gone to Jacksonville to take up their future abode….since the above was put in type a telegram was received here announcing the death of Mr. Hathaway in Jacksonville yesterday morning. His remains were brought here on Wednesday evening and he now peacefully rests in God’s acre.

NOTICE: Those who are indebted to the estate of Dr. J.C. Wright are notified to make immediate settlement. C.M. Wright now has the accounts and all accounts not settled in the next fifteen days will be sued.

CHARLTON COUNTY INSTITUTE. The Institute is in session here this week with Professor F.E. Land in charge. The following teachers were enrolled: Vannie Allen, Ida Baugh, Ethel Williams, Maggie Minchew, Clyde Reville, Geneva Anderson, Hilda Mattox, Lily Joyner, Alice Averitt, Kathleen and Julia Belle DeGraffenreid, Mrs. W.E. Ketchum, Mrs. Sarah Gautier, Katie Kessler, Professors John Harris, Owen M. Gibson, Perry Rodgers, W.A. Yarber, J.F. Alexander and John S. Gibson. Several of the high school pupils are attending. Miss Alice Averitt, of the Sardis School, was made secretary of Charlton’s Institute. The Standard School of Georgia is creating considerable interest among the teachers and there will be an effort made to bring the schools up to the standards.

SCHOOL CLOSING. The closing exercises of our school last Friday evening was attended by a packed audience. The play “The Cabbage Hill School” was rendered by the pupils. The entire evening was most pleasantly passed off and we feel like doffing our hats to our able and efficient teachers, Prof. Harris, Miss Reville and Miss Mattox for their untiring efforts in the school work here.

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