Digest of Charlto County Herald - July 1908

Compiled by Lois Barefoot Mays

July 2, 1908

HORSES ON SIDEWALKS. Little Alton Olliff was kicked by a horse which had been hitched across the walk. This practice of hitching vicious animals in frequented shady places should not be allowed. Aside from the danger to the pedestrians, they bite the bark off the trees. The town has some racks and hitching posts and there is plenty of room for stock on the vacant lots without hitching on the sidewalks. Often we have to quit the walk and go around the animal, or make it get off the walk.

OFF TO COLLEGE. Misses Pearl Wright and Ella Johnson, two of Charlton County’s best teachers, left Saturday night for Athens, Ga. to attend the State Normal summer school.

RAILROAD. The American Bridge Co. is pushing the work and in about four or five weeks the ACL will have one of the best steel double track bridges across the St. Marys River that there is in the south.

ARTESIAN WELL. The artesian well that started off with such bright prospects going 75 to 100 feet a day at first now refuses to budge. The contractors have not gone down a foot in ten days because of rock.


…..NEW BABY. A young blacksmith arrived at the home of Lewis Jergen last week.

…..ANOTHER NEW BABY. Mr. Hatcher is smiling. It is now a baby girl!

…..SHOE SHOP. William Remich, a professional shoemaker, is opening an up-to-date shoe and harness shop in the Post Office building.

July 9, 1908

EDITORIAL. The man who gets mad and stops his paper shouldn’t slip around and borrow his friend’s paper. We would be ashamed to do that!

July 16, 1908

NEW VICKERY HOME. Mr. Jesse W. Vickery moved in his new home last Saturday.

SCHOOL. Miss Rena Smith left here Sunday afternoon for Uptonville, preparing to open school there Monday.

CHILD BIT BY HOG. Little Bernice, Mr. Jesse Vickery’s little girl, was badly bitten on the arm by an old hog on last Sunday evening while spending the night with her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Vickery. Mr. Vickery asked Mrs. Jesse Vickery to go with him to see some fine pigs. The pigs were trying to get through the fence and were caught and squealed, whereupon the old hog attacked Mr. Vickery who had Bernice in his arms, knocking him down and biting the child on the right arm.

July 23, 1908

ARTESIAN WELL. About a week ago at a depth of 510 feet a vein of artesian water was struck which came up to about 14 or 15 feet from the top of the ground, and thinking that by going another 100 feet that another vein with more force would be struck which would bring the water flowing out the top, Mr. Russell continued to bore until Tuesday afternoon when at a depth of 605 feet he struck an opening that absorbed all the water he could pump into it but no flow. Yesterday morning a pitcher pump was put on and worked hard for an hour or more bringing a very fine quality of artesian water which seems to be inexhaustible. It is more than probable that a flow will never be obtained. The danger now lies in the fact that if casing is used to enable further boring that the present stream will be lost and the same conditions that now has them hung up will be encountered before another vein is struck. At any rate Folkston has fine artesian water if it does have to be pumped.

WEDDING. Mr. Joe Robinson negotiated with Ordinary McDonald and in a very few minutes he and Miss Susie Snowden were made one by Judge B.F. Scott. We think there are others to follow soon.

AD. One acre of land with two dwelling houses on it, one two-story, six rooms, entirely new and one small house, all under fence near courthouse, all for $950.00 cash. C.N. MILLS, Folkston.

BAPTIST CHURCH. The Woman’s Missionary Society of the Baptist Church meets every Wednesday at 3:00 p.m. MISS MATTIE DENMARK, Pres.

July 30, 1908

NEW HOTEL IN HOMELAND. Mr. W.H. Thompson, one of our colony builders, expects to have completed his 20-roomed hotel by September 1st.

SCHOOL. The fall term of the Folkston Graded School will begin on September 7th. The trustees have selected for its faculty Prof. Vanvoorish, as principal, of Denver, Ohio; for First Assistant, Prof. H. A. Waughtel of Red Lion, Pennsylvania; and Miss Nellie E. Tyler, of Norman Park, Ga. as Second Assistant. The trustees propose to erect a partition fence dividing the ground for boys and girls, which we think an excellent plan.

EDITORIAL. Since it seems to be an expensive and doubtful undertaking to get a flow of artesian water, and the fact that it will have to be pumped, it is now being talked that it would be better to at once install an electric plant in connection with the well. The same machinery and labor would run the lights that it would take to do the pumping. Nothing would add more to the future development of Folkston than electric lights and good hard streets in connection with good water.







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