Digest of Charlton County Herald - September 1913

Compiled by Lois Barefoot Mays


September 4, 1913

TRADERS HILL SCHOOL. The people of Traders Hill have gone to work on their new school building.

ST. GEORGE ROAD. The County Commissioners have decided to employ a civil engineer to survey a route from near Prospect Church towards St. George as far as Boones Creek.

DEAN GETS MORE HORSES. E.F. Dean, Jr. went to Atlanta last week and bought a carload of horses and unloaded them here Saturday.

HOUSE ROLLING BUSINESS. E.L. Martin loaded his house rolling machinery for Hilliard Monday where he and Mr. Bauman have a contract for moving a store house. This firm is establishing quite a reputation in the house-rolling line.

GORDON HAS ACCIDENT. W.F. Gordon very painfully gouged his left arm Sunday night by falling from the back steps at home onto a box and striking against a nail. Gordon was perfectly sober.

GROCERY DELIVERIES. Folkston Grocery Co. will deliver no goods after school starts except on Saturdays. Please take notice and make your orders accordingly.

GOWEN FAMILY MOVES BACK. Andrew Gowen, who has been up at New Lacy for some time, has moved his family back here and they are now out at the home place in the Traders Hill settlement.

DENTIST MOVES. Dr. Malone has moved his dental office to Atlanta and will practice in that city.

OLLIFF BUYS AUTO. Senator Olliff is now owner of a Ford six-seat auto. He went up to Waycross Saturday and purchased it from D.L. Keene. It’s a daisy and Sen. Olliff, who has always been noted for entertaining his friends, is now better prepared on this line than ever and he is riding them around some.

FOR SALE. Good family mare, one top buggy and harness, one one-horse wagon, one saddle and one Osborne cultivator. W.M. OLLIFF.

PICKREN’S LOST MILK COW. T.L. Pickren lost a fine Jersey cow this week. She was an old family pet and had been with them for seven years.

ST. GEORGE SCHOOL. Owen M. Gibson, who is now teaching near St. George, visited home folks Sunday.

RACEPOND SCHOOL. The Racepond School is making fine progress. It has an enrollment of 25 scholars.

OLD-MARRIEDS LOST. A baseball game was played Monday evening between the Old Marrieds and the Singles. Here is the lineup: singles, Roy Mizell, Jim Wright, Walter Huling, Gus Williams, Albert Phillips, Evan Martin, Herman Davis, Evans Alexander and Abe Mattox. The Old-Marrieds were Dr. Williams, L.J. White, Andrew Gowen, Gad Roddenberry Houston Hathaway, Will Hathaway, Jim Huling, Chas. Brewer and W.R. Courtney. Score: 18 to 8 for the Singles.

ALTMAN’S STORE. Mr. M. Altman is now well fixed up for business in his new tin store.

VICKERYS VISIT. Mrs. Jesse Vickery and Bernice went over to Hilliard to see J.W. Gowen who has been quite sick and is now improving. Jesse will console himself by stretching wire fence until they return.

September 11, 1913

AWFUL SCHOOL BUILDING. The Folkston School opened Monday morning with Prof. J.E. Roberts as principal. The citizens of the community should put forth extra efforts to give him a place to work in – a decent building. Perhaps a new building can’t be accomplished this term but a great deal can be done about the grounds which would make things show up better around the old shack until the parents arise from their slumbers and build a respectable school building for their children.

NEW BABY. A ten and a half pound boy commenced ruling the Will Hathaway home on the 2nd of September.

SIKES BABY DIED. We are pained to announce the death of the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.L. Sikes of Newell. The little one passed from this earth to dwell with Him who said “suffer little children to come unto me” last Tuesday shortly after noon. May the God who comforts all be with them in their sad hour.

NEW BABY. Mr. and Mrs. J.A. Wainright are the proud parents of a sweet little pink-fingered baby girl who assumed command at high noon last Monday. Some got it out at first that it was a boy but J.A. explained to all asking by saying he liked girls the best anyway. We welcome this little rosebud and offer congratulations to the proud parents.

SHIPPING TIES. Frank Mills shipped off more ties this week which means more money for Folkston.

NOTICE: To the boys of the Charlton County Corn Club: It is now time to gather your acre of corn and if you expect to remain in the contest, please drop me a card and a committee will be appointed at once to measure your ground and your corn. Let me hear from you at once. L.E. MALLARD.

COBB DISCHARGED. The commitment trial of C.W. Cobb, charged with killing J.M. Crawford at Moniac on August 4th, came off before Justice T.W. Vickery Monday and there not being sufficient evidence to warrant binding him over, he was discharged from custody.

WEDDING. Just as we go to press we learn that Miss Lois Mattox, one of our most popular and accomplished young ladies, will be married to O.S. Miller, a rising young attorney of West Palm Beach, Fla. at the residence of the parents of the bride about 4:00 this p.m.

BUSINESS MOVING. Scott & Co. are transferring their stock of furniture to their new iron building this week.

SUNBEAMS. Free ice cream and Nabisco was served the Sunbeam Band Tuesday at the Baptist Church.

SPANISH CREEK NEWS: Gussie Surrency, Ellen Altman, Harry Gibson and Harry Johnson enjoyed a ride in Henry Johnson’s Ford.

VICKERY HAS ACCIDENT. We are glad to note that T.W. Vickery’s injuries, caused by his horse jumping on him, are better.

September 18, 1913

MILLS GETS MORE HORSES. Frank Mills is adding a new horse to his lot near about every day.

AD. If you want to buy a good horse, see me at my stables. E.P. COURSON.

BRIDGE PILING SHIPPED. Frank Mills sent off several boatloads of piling this week and when the returns come in, there will be some money around Folkston.

THE CITIZENS BANK. Statement of Condition of the Citizens Bank at close of business September 12, 1913: Resources: $62,721.06.

MONIAC SCHOOL. Last Friday the Moniac School closed with a big dinner on the banks of the St. Marys River. L.E. Mallard made an address on practical education and Miss Kate Kessler, teacher, was complimented on her work with the school and the children.

WEDDING. The marriage of Miss Lois Mattox to Oscar Miller was performed last Thursday evening at 6:00 by Rev. D.B. Merritt at the home of the bride’s parents,Mr. and Mrs. H.S. Mattox. The happy couple left on [train] 21 for West Palm Beach amid congratulations and showers of rice.

HOLT GETS MORE CATTLE. J.H. Holt received about 100 cattle from Cordele Wednesday to out on his pasture in the Swamp vicinity. This makes about 400 he has placed there.

GIBSON HILL ROAD FINISHED. Warden Roddenberry has finished the road from Gibson Hill to Bethel Church and has left it in good shape. It is equal to any of the good roads of the state.

(No issue of the Herald on microfilm for September 25, 1913)

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