Digest of Charlton County Herald - July 1925

Compiled by Lois Barefoot Mays


(July 3rd issue of Herald not on microfilm)

(July 10th issue of Herald not on microfilm)

July 17, 1925

NOTICE: I will hold no consultations at my home on the Sabbath hereafter. Some of my clients have been taking this day to discuss legal matters, and while I appreciate very much the patronage accorded me, I positively will not consult with anyone on business matters on Sunday. --- A.S. McQueen, attorney.

HOMELAND WANTS NEW ROAD. Homeland wants a road connecting with Folkston on the west side of the railroad. The street in front of the courthouse is the only one open. Heavy highway traffic makes those driving shy, and the proposed road will cut down distance, which merits consideration.

TWENTY YEARS AGO IN ST. GEORGE. Twenty years ago I became a citizen of Charlton County locating at St. George. My idea was to grow up with the county. Looking back over the time it certainly was in a condition where it needed to grow up. Truthfully it was wild and woolly. It was sparsely settled. When going to the city the boys brought their guns to the station, hid them in a hollow log until their return, then with a bottle of rum they made the woods resound with shouts, song and shots. Wild and woolly was right. Land was selling from twenty-five cents to a dollar an acre.
---T.W. Wrench

NEW BABY. Born to Mr. and Mrs. Jim Mills a fine baby boy on July 9th.

DR. FLEMING WAS SPEAKER AT MEDICAL MEETING. Dr. A. Fleming went to Brunswick last week to attend the district medical association meeting. He was on the program to discuss pneumonia, a subject which he could discuss with interest, having had so many patients last winter.

DICK BURGEN MURDERED. Dick Burgen was buried Sunday afternoon. His burial was attended by a large number of white people and the beautiful flowers further attested respect for Dick, who had lived all his life here. The mystery of his murder has not been solved but it is reported that arrests are to be made soon.

ROYAL ARCH MASONS. Chapter 121 Royal Arch Masons has been moved from St. Marys to Folkston. The following are officers at present: John Harris, E.B. Stapleton, G.A. Dean, A.D. Williams, L.E. Williams, Taylor L. Pickren, Jesse W. Vickery, J.C. Littlefield, G.E. Gupton, H.S. Mattox and R.A. Shackleford.

July 24, 1925

THE CITIZENS BANK. Statement of condition of the Citizens Bank at close of business on June 30, 1925: Resources, $264,280.40.

ARRESTS MADE IN BURGEN MURDER. Fred Stokes and Bub Kirkland have been arrested in Jacksonville for the murder of Dick Burgen. Jesse Mattox has been released under bond as a witness.

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