Digest of Charlton County Herald - May 1910

Compiled by Lois Barefoot Mays


May 5, 1910

BACHLOTT SCHOOL. Miss Hilda Mattox is at Bachlott this week teaching the school which is being taught by Miss Nellie, her sister, who is spending this week at home.


The politician is my shepherd, I shall not want for any good thing during the campaign.

He leadeth me into the drug store for my vote’s sake.

He filleth my pockets with fine cigars and my Coca-cola glass runneth over.

He shaketh my hand with apparent joy and gladness.

He slappeth me on the shoulder and maketh himself familiar.

He inquireth after the health of my family, even unto the third and fourth generations.

Yes, though I walk through the mud and rain to vote for him, he straightway forgetteth me.

And though I meet him in his own office, he knoweth me not.

Surely the wool has been pulled over mine eyes all the days of my life!

COUNTY PRIMARY HELD. Clerk of Superior Court: Jesse W. Vickery, 328; H.N. Mizell, 127. Sheriff, W.H. Mizell, 236; W.R. Wainright, 216. Tax Collector: J.C. Allen, 301; H.H. Crews, 151. Tax Receiver: E.P. Courson, 345; S.G. Gibson 114. Treasurer: J.S. Grooms, 449. Surveyor: J.R. Cooper, 422. Coroner: E.C. Kennison, 444. County Commissioners: J.S. Mizell and G.W. Reynolds.

May 12, 1910

WARDEN PICKREN. Warden T.L. Pickren left Monday for St. George to get everything in readiness for the convict gang which reached there Tuesday afternoon.

HALLEY’S COMET. The comet expects us to get up in the morning at 4:00 o’clock to see it, but most of us are waiting until the latter part of May to see it in the evening.

MOORE CHILD SICK. The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Moore that has been real sick for more than a month does not improve and is very sick today. There is not much hope for it.

KING DIED. King Edward VIII, King of England, died last Friday night. He was 69 years old and had been on the throne only nine years. A few hours after his death, Prince George V was proclaimed King. He is 45 years old.

FLIES. How often do we hear people say “Where in the world do all the flies come from?” It is simple enough.

The toper makes the blue bottle fly.

The stern father makes the gad fly.

The cyclone makes the house fly.

The blacksmith makes the fire fly.

The driver makes the horse fly.

The grocer makes the sand fly,

And the boarder makes the butter fly.

AD. Look before buying! My stock of clothing, shoes, hats, dry goods, notions, staples and fancy groceries, feed, hardware, wire fence, coffins, caskets, furniture, etc. B.F. SCOTT.

STREET LIGHTS. Since the new street lights have been put in, Folkston looks like a new town.

CENSUS ENUMERATORS. L.E. Mallard and Thomas W. Vickery, who have been very busy the past three weeks taking the census in this section of the county, completed their work Saturday and are now at home making up the final report.

From time to time the papers have been telling the people how to treat the enumerator when he called upon them. Treat him kindly and answer his questions. Make his stay with them pleasant. Give him a seat in the parlor. Bring him a glass of ice water and make him think he is “it”.

These gentlemen tell us that their work has been a pleasure. People were looking for them and after reading the paper and studying the questions that were expected to be answered, they were prepared to answer all questions required by them, and the enumerators found the work very pleasant. They tell us they were treated royally and that the people did not forget the ice water, lemonade and cake.

BUFFALO NEWS: The singing school is progressing nicely under the management of John Rowell.

AD: $5.25. Waycross to Tampa and return. June 16, 1910. Annual Excursion. Train will leave Waycross via Atlantic Coast Line Railroad at 6:00 a.m., returning on any regular train within seven days. Visit Tampa with the largest cigar factories in the world.

ALEX HAS NEW JOB. Alex Mills left Sunday for Waycross where he has a position with the Hebard Company.

NEW LIVERY BUSINESS. E.J. Johnson went down to Jacksonville Monday to buy horses for his livery business. Licenses were issued last week and he says he will put in several teams.

CHURCH AT HOMELAND. Quite a crowd of the Folkston boys went to Homeland last Sunday night to preaching services. It was a jolly team of six yoke and all enjoyed the walk.

NEW LIGHTS. The new lights that were installed Saturday adds much to Folkston. Only five were put in and they make a splendid light. Every citizen is well pleased with them and the town council is congratulated.

The light is a gas light and cost $32.00 each but they are far cheaper than the light that had been used in the past. One of the new lights gives more light than a dozen of the old ones.

The new light is put on a twenty-foot pole and is lowered by a a rope and pulley.


May 26, 1910

ROAD NEEDED. (County Commissioners Minutes): Upon petition of citizens in the Camp Pinckney neighborhood making complaint of being shut out or deprived from a suitable way to and from Folkston, we ask that H..A. Cannon open up a good and sufficient road for this neighborhood to Folkston. This to be done as early as convenient.

HALLEY’S COMET. No tariff on Halley’s Comet. It comes under the head of “Works of Art More Than Twenty Years Old.”

TELEPHONE. T.L. Jordan, representative of Southern Bell Telephone was in town Saturday and placed the toll station here with Dr. J.C. Wright.

ORPHAN CHILDREN. From minutes of County Commissioners’ meeting: It was ordered that $200. be appropriated for the Georgia Industrial Home at Macon. This being done on account of our county having sent four children to said Home recently.

HALLEY’S COMET. You may now look at the comet in the west at 8:00 o’clock p.m.

WEDDING. Cards are out announcing the marriage of Mr. George J. Stewart of Folkston to Miss Herrin of Savannah, which will take place at Savannah on June 8th.

ICE CREAM SUPPER. Friday night there will be an ice cream supper given at the Baptist Church by the Women’s Missionary Society. Plenty of cake, also lemonade. Let’s all go!

LITTLE DARLING GONE TO GLORY. Little J.D., the sweet two-year-old child of Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Moore, passed away Monday morning, May 23 at 9:00o’clock after an illness of 45 days with fever. The little boy was born July 24, 1908, age one year, nine months, 29 days and was their infant child. It suffered day after day with high fevers and though all that skilled science and loving care was done for it that it was possible to do; death came and took its sweet little soul away. The funeral service was held Tuesday morning at 9:00 o’clock by Rev. I. R. Kelley, pastor of the Methodist Church.

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