Digest of Charlton County Herald - April, 1914
Compiled by Lois Barefoot Mays
April 2, 1914
SCHOOL BURNED. The school building and K of P hall were burned to the ground with all furniture, musical instruments and paraphernalia, books, etc. The K of P’s loss was about $1,000, with insurance of $500. The school property of books, organ, desks and furniture were valued at about $2,000 with $1250. insurance. Masons’ paraphernalia and books were valued at $300., no insurance. Woodman’s loss was about $200., no insurance.
WEDDING. F.M. Roddenberry and Miss Ruby Mattox [Frank M. Roddenberry and Ruby Mattox married by Charles T. Rogers, Minister] were married Tuesday March 24th. The Herald regrets not being able to chronicle the fact in the last issue, but good news is better late than never, so we wish them a rose-strewn and violet-bordered path through life.
WEDDING. J.E. Rogers [John E. Rogers] and Mrs. Mattie Johnson were quietly married at the residence of the bride Tuesday evening March 31, Elder W.O. Gibson officiating.
J.B. O’QUINN DIED. We are grieved to learn of the death of J.B. O’Quinn near here last Thursday evening after being ill with the dropsy for quite a while. Mr. O’Quinn was up in his eighties, one of our oldest citizens and was loved and honored wherever known. He is survived by a wife and six children, Jim, Mance, John, Bill, Lige and Mrs. Teston. He was laid to rest in the Dowling Cemetery last Saturday A.M.
April 9, 1914
DR. WILLIAMS’ DRUG STORE BURNED. The alarm of fire was given Sunday shortly after high noon and it was discovered that The Drug Store of Dr. Dallas Williams, the place commonly called “the coolest place in town,” had begun to show up that there was really nothing in a name and was then proven the opposite. The little sheet iron building just north of where the Herald building is made up each week was endangered and the editor is thankful to God for keeping the wind in the off direction and to W.R. Courtney for plying the hose and to K.R. Gordon for protecting Courtney from the flames with a piece of sheet iron and to the citizens generally for having the presence of mind not to go inside and attempt to move anything in the office. Dr. Williams was partly insured and whether he rebuilds depends on his success in collecting his outstanding accounts.
AD. Something new at Uptonville…an up-to-date fancy grocery, hardware, dry goods and feed store. L.S. WAUGHTEL.
AD. Fire is bad! Being burned out on Sunday and badly crippled financially I ask all those who are in debt to me to come forward NOW as I will need all I can get in order to rebuild. DR. DALLAS WILLIAMS.
WINOKUR SCHOOL. The Winokur school closed last Friday, April 3. They regret very much to lose their popular teacher, Professor A. Tyson.
NEW BABY. W.H. Howard of Winokur is wearing a broad smile as he has a sweet little girl at his home, which makes five nice little girls now.
McDONALD BUILDINGS MOVED. Bauman and Martin are being congratulated on moving the McDonald buildings and many are wondering how they were slipped between the trees.
April 16. 1914
NEW SCHOOL. We hope our citizens will build a nice school house.
McDONALD BUILDING TO BEGIN NEXT WEEK. W.J. Gassett of Waycross was in the city Tuesday. Mr. Gassett has the contract for erecting the McDonald building and tells us he will start work next week.
.THE DRUG STORE. The Drug Store is now doing business with ice cream under a tent on the same old lot and Jim Wright manipulates the dipper.
JOHNSON SCHOOL OUTING. On the banks of Spanish Creek the pupils of Johnson School enjoyed an Easter egg hunt last Friday afternoon.
BOYD BABY DIED. We are pained to state that the trip to Jacksonville with the infant Wilna of Mr. and Mrs. R.A. Boyd amounted to nothing. The little darling was called to Heaven Tuesday night, where she is now free from suffering. The remains were carried on “85” Wednesday to Umatilla, Fla. to be laid away.
AD. For the present Dr. Dallas Williams has his office at his residence where he will be glad to serve his patients to the best of his ability. Jim has his tent on the old location where he will serve his friends with ice cream and cool drinks in the same old way.
TRADERS HILL SCHOOL. F.E. Brock closed a successful term of school at Traders Hill last Friday.
April 23, 1914
NOAH WAINWRIGHT DIED. Noah Wainright of Newell died very suddenly with heart disease Thursday night and his death was a sad shock to the community. The Herald offers condolence to the grieved relatives and friends.
April 30, 1914
RUNAWAY HORSE. Frank Murray had a runaway Sunday. He was a little shook up by a horse running the buggy over him several times and butting him in the ribs, but when he regained consciousness he was still holding to the lines.
WEDDING. Sunday evening at the home of Mrs. H. Cottle, Woodbine, Elbert Altman and Miss Pearl Cottle were married. The bride was becomingly gowned in embroidered voile and carried a beautiful bouquet of roses. The couple stood under a decorated arbor where the legal words made their souls as one. We wish the happy young couple sunshine and flowers all down the pathway of life.
A LIGHTER FOR THE ST. MARYS RIVER. Robert Peeples is building at Traders Hill a lighter for Jim Gowen to be run from Traders Hill to Brunswick. It is a nice piece of work and speaks well for Mr. Peeples.