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Digest of Charlton County Herald - October 1908

Compiled by Lois Barefoot Mays

October 8, 1908

SCHOOL. Miss Stella Pickren has finished her school in the Kennison District and has opened school in the Johnson school house.

SAWMILL. Mizell and Wilson’s sawmill, which has been closed down for some months on account of the panic, will resume operations next Monday morning.

October 15, 1908

FIRST MARRIAGE OF THE COLONY. Last Tuesday Mr. Jas. D. Sapp and Miss Tivie Markham were quietly married at Homeland. The happy young couple left on the noon train Wednesday for Florida where they expect to spend the winter.

FIRE. Last Sunday night just as most Folkstonians were indulging in their soundest sleep the alarm of fire was given by the whistle of a locomotive which chanced to be staying here overnight. The fire was discovered on the inside of the building occupied by the Folkston Pharmacy and must have been the work of an incendiary. The building and stock of goods were a total loss. The building was owned by Mr. Jehu Paxton and was insured for $200.00, about half its value. The stock of drugs, instruments, library and other office fixtures, furniture, etc. belonging to Dr. Dallas Williams was insured for $650.00. The doctor is going right ahead arranging for another place and will open business again as soon as proper arrangements can be made.

SCHOOL. Miss Rozella Crews is teaching school at Newell.

MRS.J.M. PHILLIPS DIED. Mrs. J.M. Phillips, who has been confined to the state sanitarium most of the time for several years, died last Sunday. The remains were brought here and interred at the Sardis Church cemetery Tuesday.

COLONY HORSE DIED. Professor C.W. Waughtel is worried over the death of Maud, the Colony horse. She died Tuesday night.

MR. PETTY’S HORSE DIED. Mr. Ed Petty had the misfortune to lose his horse last Tuesday. The animal was taken with colic while here and died in a short time.

SCHOOL. The Folkston Graded School is progressing beautifully under the management of Professor VanVoorhis and his assistants, Mrs. C.W. Waughtel and Miss Ethel Lynch. Enrollment now exceeds 100.

DR. Williams. Dr. Williams, undaunted by his recent misfortune, went to Jacksonville Tuesday night and will spend a day or two with the wholesale houses there getting stock for a new drug store and material to refurnish his office. The doctor says he will be ready in a few days to give his patients and customers better service than ever.

WEDDING. Cards are out announcing the approaching marriage next Sunday of Miss Bertha Roddenberry from near Folkston to Mr. David Lanier Keen of Waycross. Miss Roddenberry is one of Charlton County’s most charming young ladies. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. N. Roddenberry. The groom is a progressive young business man of Waycross and is engaged in the manufacturing and bottling of soda water and coca cola.

THANKS. Mr. B.G. McDonald gives his thanks for the noble fight by so many of his fellow townsmen at the fire last Sunday night. It is those who so bravely stood by him that he gives the credit of saving his dwelling and store.

October 22, 1908

HOMELAND. There will be an oyster supper in the depot Saturday, the benefits to go to the Union Sunday School organ fund.

WEDDING. Last Sunday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock Miss Bertha Roddenberry of near here and Mr. D.L. Keen of Waycross were united in marriage, Rev. G.E. Jones of the Folkston Baptist Church performing the ceremony. The bride and groom left on the afternoon train for Waycross where they spent the night, leaving on the following day for a tour of about two weeks through Alabama, returning through Florida. The ceremony was witnessed by about 100 people. Many rare and valuable presents were given and as the train pulled up to the station the bride and groom received such a shower of rice as they will not be able to forget the balance of their lives.

October 29, 1908

NEW BABY. The arrival of a fine baby girl at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John M. Wilson last Monday is the cause of the smile worn by Mr. Wilson for the past few days.

ELECTION RETURNS. The boys have arranged to get the Associated Press dispatches on next Tuesday night after the election and those who wish to know which of the presidential candidates is leading can learn at Dr. Dallas Williams’ office in the O’Cain Building.

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