Digest of Charlton County Herald - July 1910

Compiled by Lois Barefoot Mays


July 7, 1910


…. Ice-cold drinks served at the Farmers Union Building.

….J.M. O’Quinn has just received a nice lot of furniture and an assortment of granite ware.

….Winokur is supplied with plenty of vegetables. Give Mrs. A.B. Rozier and others a call.

….Rev. A.G. Horton, pastor of the Baptist Church here, preached an interesting sermon the last fourth Sunday. The fourth Sunday in each month is the regular appointment.

A NEW ORDER. Folkston now has another secret order. A Knights of Agriculture lodge was instituted last Wednesday night. Several among our best citizens went in as charter members and there are many others who expect to join in the near future. The following officers were elected: C.W. Waughtel, Planter; E.L. Wainwright, Vice Planter; W.S. Clark, Supervisor; T.L. Pickren, Secretary;Miss Stella Pickren, Custodian; Mrs. C.W. Waughtel, Chaplain; J.L. Anderson, Guard; Mrs. Dora Clark was elected Past Planter. The night of meetings will be on the second and fourth Mondays.

NOTICE: The law requires all teachers to use the state-adopted books. Mr. T.W. Vickery, Folkston has the books for sale. It is expected that every teacher who receives pay from the state will comply with the law by obtaining the regular adopted books. Patrons of schools should purchase the books when needed. These books will continue as the adopted ones until the year 1914. L.E. MALLARD, C.S.C.

EDITORIAL. Why is it that we are not building a new Methodist Church in Folkston? Let us answer. It is because some want to build a BRICK church, some a CONCRETE building, some a WOODEN building, some tear down the old one and move it to a different site and some want to paint the old one and fix it up.

Now something must be done. If we can’t build a brick church, let’s do something! It is a shame that our church is in the condition it is. We ought to have a better house of worship and we can.

A church building committee was appointed at the first Quarterly Conference and what are they doing? Nothing! If this committee will meet and decide on what kind of church to build and appoint a committee to raise the funds, we will soon have a building of which our people will be proud, for we will build it.

NEW BABY. H.J. Davis is all smiles. A baby girl arrived at the home Tuesday afternoon.

July 14, 1910

NOTICE: I will not do any more barber work on Sunday unless it is an absolute emergency. B.A. THOMAS, Prop., City Barber Shop.

MAYOR’S COURT. “Where is your slingshot?” we can hear some of the boys asking but it seems that no one has any now, and they don’t even like to hear them mentioned since they stood before Mayor Pickren last Thursday.

Several of the boys in town had made slings and were careless where they shot them and complaints were made and so on Thursday morning the Town Marshal began to arrest slings and boys too.

Sixteen of our boys were brought before our Mayor for shooting, but most of the boys proved that they were not shooting on the streets. Only six of the boys were found guilty and fined one dollar each.

The day will be long remembered by the boys and the talk given them by the Mayor was of such that if not now fully appreciated, will in after years.

“No more slingshots for me!” said the boys.

COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MINUTES: The matter of J.A. Williams, damages for his horse which was killed by having fallen in a bridge, was left to a committee of B.G. McDonald, Jas. P. Mizell for adjustment It was decided to send a man to Moniac to work with Baker County Commissioners in erecting a bridge across St. Marys River at Moniac. A.J. Chisholm was paid $25.00 for month of day guard duty and G.P. Harley received $27.00 for night guard duty at convict camp.

BANK. Statement of condition of Bank of Folkston on June 30, 1910: Resources: $48,261.20.

AD. For W.Z. Christy, Blacksmith and Wheelwright, Folkston, Ga. All work guaranteed at reasonable prices. Plumbing, Horseshoeing, Steam Engines and Boilers repaired.

VISITORS TO KINGS FERRY. Dr. Williams and Miss Myra Mizell spent Sunday at Kings Ferry.

GOOD FARMER. Rev. W.O. Gibson has been supplying our market with some very fine grapes from his vineyard. He brought in a basket of the white Niagara variety a few days ago, one pod of which weighed eleven ounces.

KENNISON SCHOOL. Miss Stella Pickren began teaching the Kennison School Monday morning.

GOWENS VISITING. B.B. Gowen and wife of Searles, Ala. are spending the week with relatives near Folkston.

MISFORTUNE FOR MRS. JOHNSON. Mrs. Eliza Johnson, who lives just east of town, had the misfortune to get her arm broken Monday night. She is an old lady, about 60 years old, and had just gotten up with a long illness of fever.

July 21, 1910

REV. CASON DIED. Rev. H.R. Cason, of Waycross, father of Mrs. S.E. Cannon of Folkston, died Tuesday and was buried at Kettle Creek Cemetery. S.E. Cannon and children left on Train 82 Wednesday morning to attend the funeral.

THE HERALD. The Herald has changed hands. Mr. B.F. Scott and Col. W.M. Olliff are the purchasers and will take charge next week.

NEW SCHOOL SUPPLIES. T.W. Vickery has just added to his stock a full line of school supplies – pen and pencil tablets, crayons, slates, slate and lead pencils, and inks. Remember he carries the school books for this county.

July 28, 1910

NEW STORE. J.S. Joyner has opened up a stock of fancy and family groceries in the store formerly occupied by Dr. A.D. Williams.

NEW DAUGHTER. Don’t be surprised at that broad grin on the face of J.H. Johnson. There’s a new girl at his house. First girl out of a family of five children. That grin is excusable.

PRINCIPAL RESIGNS. Professor J.R. Vanvoorhis has resigned the principalship of our school and has accepted a position in the office of the Collector of Internal Revenue in Jacksonville. He has had charge of our school for two years and has given such satisfaction that the trustees raised his salary from $75.00 to $100.00 per month. The professor’s many friends here regret very much to give him up.

TELEPHONE GIRLS. She is not a telephone girl if she is under five feet in height. The companies employ only girls who can reach the top of their switchboards with a reasonable distance sideways from their positions and the short ones never get a chance.

Wages for telephone girls vary from a highest monthly average of $36.96 in New York City to $22.40 in Nashville, Tenn. In some of the smaller cities the average goes even lower, particularly in the South. The Bell Company employs 16,256 women operators at an average monthly wage of $30.91.

Efficient service is possible up to 225 calls an hour for each girl. She cannot answer more than that without injury to herself or injuring the service.

THE HERALD. Mr. B.F. Scott and Col. W.M. Olliff are the purchasers of the Herald and took charge the first of the week, with Col. Olliff as editor. Col Olliff began publication of the Herald about 12 years ago and was editor for a few years and then sold.

HOMELAND PAPER. The publication of the Homeland Enterprise has been suspended.


….PET FOXES. Mr. W.I. Minchew, of near here, caught two young foxes and they are quite tame.

….NEW BABY. Mr. and Mrs. Alex. Rozier are all smiles this week because a fine girl baby arrived at their home.



….PEAR CROP. Professor C.W. Waughtel is canning pears this week. He has the finest fruit orchard in town and his pear crop is fine. He intends canning 1,000 cans and will ship them to different points in the northern states.

….ROWE AND GLISSON, PHOTOGRAPHERS. Jesse Rowe and Lester Glisson left the first of the week for Kings Ferry where they have gone to work as photographers.

….PARKER VISITING. L.T. Parker, who holds the position as Railway Mail Clerk, is spending the week with his family here.

REAL ESTATE FOR SALE. I own four lots in Homeland, each are 25 feet wide and are well located. Good sites for stores. Price: $20.00 each. Two fifty-foot residence lots at $30.00 each. L.E. MALLARD.

J.J. JOHNS, J.P. Mr. J.J. Johns, of Hickox, spent a day or two in town last week. Mr. Johns informs us he will be 80 years old in January 1911. Notwithstanding his 80 years, he is Justice of the Peace of his district and is as active as most men of 50 years.

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