Digest of Charlton County Herald - June 1910

Compiled by Lois Barefoot Mays


June 2, 1910

GUINN MOVED. J.C. Guinn has moved over near Homeland but still runs his mercantile business here.

ICE CREAM SUPPER. The ice cream supper given at the Baptist Church by the Women’s Missionary Society last Friday was a success. About $20. was made.

MUSIC CLASS. Mrs. J.R. VanVoorhis began teaching a class in music this week. Now is another opportunity our young people have to study music. She has had many years experience in music and the class taught by her last year was well pleased with her instructions.

SUNDAY SCHOOL PICNIC. Agent H.C. Page is working for a picnic to Green Cove Springs, Fla. on the 14th instant and if our people want to go they must let Mr. Page know at once. The people of Callahan are going and if one hundred or more will go from Folkston, a special train can be secured. Let Callahan, Folkston and Homeland come together and all go. The 14th is Callahan’s annual Sunday School picnic day.

June 9, 1910

PICNIC. On Tuesday, June 21, a Sunday School picnic will be given at Green Cove Springs, Fla. by the Sunday Schools of Folkston and Callahan to which the schools in each vicinity and the Homeland Sunday Schools are invited. A special train will be run from Folkston for the occasion, leaving Folkston about 6:30 a.m. and returning at 9:30 p.m. Fare from Folkston for the round trip will be $1.40. Children, .70. Those who cannot conduct themselves as people should and let “booze” alone are not invited on this trip. The day is one for pleasure for the children of the different Sunday Schools and everything is expected to be quiet and pleasant.

The Springs is a nice place. It’s quiet and the very place for a picnic. There are many who have never visited the Springs as heretofore. The picnic has been to St. Augustine and Pablo Beach and a large crowd is expected to attend.

It is understood that baskets are to be carried and the expenses will be small, but if there are any who do not wish to carry baskets and the crowd decides that none will carry baskets, you should let Agent H.C. Page know and he will notify the hotel to be prepared to furnish dinner for all.

IRA STOKES VISITS. Ira Stokes, who is in the U.S. Army and is stationed at Fort Screven, Savannah, Ga., spent Sunday here with his parents, Hon. And Mrs. J.J. Stokes. Ira has been in the Army a little over a year.

June 23, 1910

PICNIC. The picnic at Green Cove Springs, Fla. by the Sunday Schools of Folkston, Homeland and Callahan which was given Tuesday was an occasion long to be remembered. At 7:00 o’clock the train pulled out from Folkston with 140 on board. At Hilliard 21 joined the crowd and at Callahan 120 fell in line giving us a crowd of nearly 300 people. The day was a big day for the jolly crowd. Everybody seemed to enjoy themselves and had a nice time. Nothing was done to mar the pleasure of anyone. The returning train arrived at Folkston at 10 p.m.

All this pleasure was ours because of the efforts put forth by H.C. Page who labored hard to make the picnic a success and our people should appreciate the fact. We love our agent at Folkston and believe the people at Callahan love Mr. Brandon.

NEW LAW. Beginning June 15th, it becomes unlawful for anybody to cuss out loud within the borders of the state of Virginia, provided the cussing be directed toward any person present. The law not only protects the cussee against the cussor, but extends its sheltering arms to all members of the cussee’s family from generations back to generations to come. However, there will doubtless still be profanity in Virginia since one may, as Sambo did in the story, stand at the big gate and “cuss out the Master-of-the-House half a mile away.”

EDITORIAL. A few months ago a committee was appointed to look after the building of a $3,000 brick Methodist Church here in Folkston but it seems that everybody has lost interest and nothing is being done.

Some have said that it is almost impossible to build a church now but the Herald believes it is possible and can be built easily and built now if the people will come together and all work.

Listen! The site has been donated. Several men have said they will give $100. Some have said they will give $50. One man said he can raise $400. in a few hours work. Now the Herald wants to know what is the trouble and why do we not get to work and soon have what Folkston badly needs, a good Methodist Church.

Let a meeting of the committee be called, say next Monday night, and start to work. Appoint a committee of three to raise $3,000 and as soon as the amount is raised, get the material and we will have the church. If you do not believe it, make a start and soon we will show you.

PICNIC. Saturday, July 2, there will be a picnic at Bailey Branch Log Landing on the Satilla River to which the public is invited.

NEW SIDEWALK. The Town Council is having a cement walk put down from the post office to the court house street, which adds much to that part of town.

NEW OWNER. B.H. Williams has bought the stock of goods of J.C. Guinn and has opened up business in the same store. Mr. Williams has added a line of shoes to the business and is ready to serve the public with a line of merchandise.

NEW SUBDIVISION. East and southeast of Folkston lies a tract of 6,000 acres known as one of the best in this section. It’s the Cannon lands. It joins Folkston on the east. Over 100 acres has been surveyed into town lots and is in the prettiest part of town. Over 600 lots have been sold. It is bordered on the south side for more than eight miles by the St. Marys River.

June 30, 1910

CONVICT CAMP. Dr. J.C. Wright went to St. George Sunday to visit the convict camp.

HOMELAND PICNIC. On July 4 there will be a picnic at Fairmont Park near Homeland to which everybody is invited. A cordial invitation is extended to the people of Folkston. Everybody come and bring a well-filled basket.

FIRST MELONS. D.R. Dinkins, one of our progressive farmers, was the first to have melons on the market.

ROBINSONS VISIT. Mr. and Mrs. Walter Robinson spent Sunday here at the home of J.P. Robinson. They are now living at Boulogne where Mr. Robinson is telegraph operator.

SCHOOLS. L.E. Mallard is trying to get schools in every nook and corner in Charlton County this year. He says that his worse trouble in carrying on the school work is poor attendance. He complains too of patrons disagreeing with each other about location of school houses. Get together and agree on this all-important subject, and send them to school, whether you are suited or not.

NEW OFFICERS. The Knights of Pythias elected officers for the new year. They were: B.G. McDonald, J.H. Johnson, E.L. Wainright, J.L. Anderson, W.W. Davis, J.C. Allen, G.W. Phillips and L.E. Mallard.

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