Digest of Charlton County Herald - June 1912

Compiled by Lois Barefoot Mays


June 6, 1912

ANTIOCH CHURCH. Rev. Barrow of Waycross was the preacher at Antioch Sunday.

JOHNSON ENJOYS HIS FORD. Henry Johnson is taking some “joy rides” in his Ford nowadays and these treats to his friends are appreciated.

FARMERS TO SELL WOOL. The sheep men are busy now getting their clips ready for market and are jubilant that the market is better this season.

COTTON BLOOMS. Mr. S.R. Huling brought us in a cotton bloom last Thursday and says it was from a 25-acre field that will yield far above the average.

SHIVAR’S FATHER DIED. Mr. Ed Shivar received a telegram Sunday from Fort Meade, Fla. announcing that his father, D.J. Shivar had been found dead. No particulars. Mr. Ed Shivar has gone to investigate and attend the burial. Deceased was a former resident of this city. Since the above was put in type Ed has returned and states that his father’s death was from natural causes.

METHODIST TENT MEETING ENDS. The tent meeting closed Sunday night with satisfactory results. Messrs. Moore and Sharpe left for Alma, Ga. to do good for those people. There were 23 new converts during the meeting. A large crowd was at the depot Monday evening to bid these workers good-by with all good wishes.

WAUDELL VICKERY GETS EVEN. Waudelle Vickery is a proud owner of a wheel given by his father to keep peace for having presented his daughter with a fine $600. piano last week.

BANK OF FOLKSTON. The Statement of Condition of the Bank of Folkston at close of business May 31, 1912: Resources: $48,008.00.

June 13, 1912

L.C.MILLER ON RAILROAD. We see our old Folkston boy, L.C. Miller, is now flagman on the Dixie Flyer.

LITTLE IRA VISITS HIS DADDY. Master Ira Rogers went down to Jacksonville Saturday to spend the day with his father, J.H. Rogers.

ERNEST ALTMAN IS NOW REVEREND ALTMAN. Ernest Altman, who has been attending Bunn-Bell Institute, has been ordained a full-fledged minister and is holding a series of meetings over the country.

BARNEY GOWEN VISITS. Mr. Barney Gowen, of Fendig, passed through Folkston Friday PM en route to Traders Hill where he spent Friday night with his father, A.G. Gowen.

WORD TO THE WISE DEPT. The man who gets mad at what the newspapers say about him should return thanks three times a day for what the newspapers know about him and fail to say.

MILLS OPENS MEAT MARKET. F.D. Mills has opened a market in the Wright building. He has bought some of the largest cattle in Charlton and Camden Counties and will be able to furnish the best of beef.

HOMELAND. Mr. Charles W. Freeman, General Agent of the 1906 Colony Co., and who has been at Homeland engineering that colony for the past several years, has finished his contract up there and he and his family are visiting Mr. Freeman’s father at Red Wing, Minn.

June 20, 1912

AD. Wanted, Two thousand chickens. B.F. SCOTT & CO.

AD. Wanted, One million eggs. B.F. SCOTT & CO.

CANTALOPES SHIPPED. Mr. W.N. Murray of Uptonville was shipping cantaloupes from here this week.

DIXIE SMITH VISITS. Constable Dixie Smith of Winokur was welcomed here by his numerous friends Saturday.

PIERCE VISITS HERE. Mr. Jim Pierce of Whigham, Ga. was a pleasant visitor here this week.

FISHERMEN. Jim Wright, Roy Mizell and Abe Mattox went out to camp in the Swamp for a few days fishing and we bet they enjoy it.

METHODIST CHURCH. Mrs. Mallard and Miss Lois Mattox have returned from Valdosta with credentials for organizing the Epworth League Society here.

MORE ON METHODIST CHURCH. A large crowd attended the services at the Methodist Church on Sunday to witness the receiving of the recent converts.

MONUMENT FOR COLERAINE. Mr. Gurr, of Waycross, passed here Monday for Coleraine to place the monument in readiness for the unveiling ceremony to take place on the 29th instant.

NEW BABY. Andrew Gowen, Jr. of Bamboo, Ga. writes to friends here that there is a new addition to his family – a boy. The friends state that Andrew has varied its weight all the way from 9 to 15 pounds.

DR. WALKER VISITS. Dr. J.L. Walker, a prominent citizen and noted physician of Waycross visited Sheriff Mizell Monday night in the absence of Dr. Reville who is attending to business in Pennsylvania.

FISHERMEN. H.C. Page and Leonard O’Cain went out and spent Monday night in the Okefinokee. Snake bite emergency: bottled soda water and ice. No great fish tales looked for.

KENNISON VISITORS. Mr. and Mrs. Kennison of Charleston, S.C. is visiting their uncle Mr. E.C. Kennison. Mr. Kennison is an old citizen of this county having left here about 15 years ago going to Charleston where he is engaged in the candy-making business.

SCHOOL. State School Auditor, J.W. Stephens, was here yesterday auditing the books of County School Supt. L.E. Mallard, and of course, found them all right and will do the same thing the next time he comes, for Mallard’s work is from his heart and works of that class never allow a single cog to become worn nor twisted.

TEACHERS EXAMINATION. The teachers taking the examination here Friday and Saturday were Misses Jessie Sikes, Agnes Owens, Vannie Allen, Katie Kessler, Julia B. DeGraffenried, Fannie Joyner, Tommie R. Clark, Audrey Scott, Maggie Minchew, Essie Cranford, Ethel Williams, Geneva Anderson, Sarah Gautier, Hilda Mattox, Grace Brooks, Clyde Reville, Sibbie Wainright, Bessie Rogers, Messers George P. Crews, A.B. Bennett, A.F. Cranford, J. Perry Rogers, F.E. Brock, J. Frank Alexander, Owen M. Gibson, W.A. Yarber and Mrs. A.J. McBean.

LITERARY CLUB TO MEET. Recitation: Everett Mizell; Reading, Hilda Mattox; Essay: J.B. DeGraffenreid; Song: A.B. Wainright; Newspaper: Lois Mattox; Debate: Resolved that women should use powder and paint. Affirmative, W.B. Gibbs. Negative, Mr. L.E. Mallard.

TEXAS MAN KILLED HERE. B.F. Richardson of Beaumont, Texas was killed here Saturday night by City Marshal P.B. Cooner, while he was resisting arrest. It is said he had taken the Marshal’s club and was fighting for his pistol when Cooner shot him.

AD. Bank of Folkston: Starting in a small way in 1906, each succeeding year has witnessed a steady growth in our business. “Old Reliable”.

POLITICS. Announcements for political races: For Senator, 4th District: A.G. Gowen, Sr.., W.M. Olliff and C.L. Cowart. Representative: George W. Reynolds, Joseph P. Mizell. Tax Assessor: J.D. Hatcher, J.L. Prescott, C.N. Mills, Thomas W. Vickery and F.M. Roddenberry. County Commissioner: E.L. Martin, J.H. Sikes, J.B. Lloyd, J.P. Franks, E.B. Stokes. Treasurer: J.S. Grooms, F.D. Mills. Tax Collector: John M. Roddenberry.

MALLARD IS TOPS. There are a great deal of people of Charlton that feel kindly toward Professor Mallard and those are the teachers who took advantage of his liberal and entirely free offer to coach them four days before the final examinations, and when the good effects begin to tell in the schools over the county by this action, there will be a larger list of people to sing the praises of this ever on-the-alert little professor. Mr. Mallard left no stone unturned to make it highly probable for each of the applicants to stand the final test and if they have failed, it will not be for lack of attention and interest on his part and he’s always found doing what is for the uplift of Charlton’s school and he justly deserves the praise and good will of every citizen who has children.

UPTONVILLE NEWS. James Brooks and Stewart Conner were over Sunday and said R.B. Thomas had the best crops they had seen and if potatoes would sell this year, the balance should quit planting, as Mr. Thomas would make enough to block the market.


….SINGING SCHOOL. Professor Cox of Hoboken is now residing here for the purpose of trying to originate a Singing School.

….LITERARY SOCIETY. The Literary Society was largely attended and much enjoyed here last Thursday evening.

….MAURICE VISITS HICKOX. Mr. Maurice Anderson seems to be much grieved because one of the Winokur school graduates has returned to her home near Hickox. It seems he likes to have business to see after in Hickox.

June 27, 1912

TELEPHONE COMPANY. Nord Williams and J.L. White are back from their inspection tour of the telephone lines between here and Savannah and look quite well considering the briar patches waded.

JOHNSON STILL ENJOYING AUTO. Henry Johnson drove his auto to Kings Ferry, carrying John and Joe Allen, L.E. Mallard, M.J. Paxton and John M. Roddenberry.

FARMER. Col. Olliff has been busy in his field lately from 4 A.M. until sundown. He is just about as much farmer as he is lawyer anyway.

BOYS ARE BACK. J.L. White, Will Martin, Nord Williams and Walter Hueling are on our streets again after spending about ten days inspecting ‘phone lines.

MIGHTY GOOD APRICOTS. Monday morning when we walked into our office we noticed a box of fine apricots on our table and on raising the lid saw the name of our popular Coast Line Agent H.C. Page. We went to work on them and before we could remember that there were others to share them, we were scratching the bottom of the box. Well, we will give Mr. Olliff half of the next Mr. Page sends us. They were fine to a finish and finished to a fineness!

ST. GEORGE CHURCH. Rev. J.A. Clark of Waycross passed here Saturday enroute to St. George where he filled his regular appointments at the Baptist Church Sunday. He informs us that his flock there has in course of construction a fine house of worship which is being made of stone.

BAUMAN CHILDREN HURT IN ACCIDENT. We learned that on Monday evening up at Homeland while someone was felling a tree, two of Mr. W.W. Bauman’s little children, a girl and a boy, were in range of the falling tree and were injured. The boy considerably bruised and the little girl it is thought to be quite seriously injured. Dr. Reville has them under treatment and we hope for a speedy restoration.

PEACHES FROM DR. WRIGHT’S TREE. Ted and Sid Robinson, Folkston’s hustling farmer boys, brought us in a cluster of 8 fine peaches of the Honeydew variety. They came from a tree of which the late Dr. J.C. Wright had planted the seed when he owned the place where Ted and Sid are now making such fine gardens. We enjoyed the peaches and they went to join Page’s apricots, ours and the other fellow’s share. We lay claims to honesty but don’t leave peaches or anything good to drink around us if you ‘spec to find any left when you come around. If Col. Olliff ever expects to get any of the nice things coming our way, he’ll have to quit his farming long enough to stop in, smell around and demand his rights.

WEDDING ON THE TRAIN. Mr. Chas. L. Crews went to Justice J.E. Johns of Winokur last Saturday morning and asked the Justice to accompany him to Folkston so they both left for that city and on the arrival of the train here Mr. Crews stepped off and assisted Miss Grace Brooks into the passenger coach where the Justice was immediately pressed into service and made the happy young couple man and wife. It seems that there had been objections and the young ones left the objecting element in the dark by carrying through the above well-arranged plan. We hope that all who were not willing to this match will act their part now and join the Herald in hearty congratulations.

BAPTIST JOKE. A colporteur in South Carolina, walking many miles through the mud accosted a passerby and suggested the purchase of a Bible. He was refused. The next day, says the Record of Christian Work, after a night’s rest and clean up, he set up his stand in town and had the pleasure of selling a Bible to the very man who had refused to purchase the day before. “I met a muddy man yesterday with Bibles” said he, “He looked like a Methodist tramp. When I buy a Bible I buy it from a Baptist gentleman!”

COLERAINE MONUMENT. The Unveiling. On June 29th the Lyman Hall Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, will unveil a handsome monument at Coleraine in commemoration of the treaty between the Indians and the American government which was signed in the year 1796. The crowd will go on the regular morning train which will stop at the railroad bridge and the trip from there to Coleraine will be made by boats, a distance of seven miles. The monument is on what is supposed to be the exact spot which the treaty was signed. A basket picnic will be held there after the ceremony and all are requested to carry a well-filled basket. –Waycross Herald. It is more than probable that a large crowd from Folkston and all over Charlton will attend this important celebration. Get ready and go!

TRADERS HILL REMEMBERED. Mrs. Julia Tuten of Jasper, Fla. is visiting daughter, Mrs. F.M. DeGraffenreid this week. Mrs. Tuten says that she has visited Traders Hill with her father before The War when he would travel all the way from Hamilton County, Fla. to that place to sell his cotton and buy supplies, at which time the Hill was a large trading center.

AD. A.R. Kolar, Tailor, Folkston, Ga. I make suits to suit.

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