Digest of Charlton County Herald - November 1911

Compiled by Lois Barefoot Mays


November 2, 1911

SCHOOL. Miss Hilda Mattox left Monday to teach school near St. George.

ANOTHER BANK FOR FOLKSTON? There are very strong indications for another bank for Folkston in the near future.

JOHNSON SCHOOL. Miss Ethel Williams has gone out to take charge of the school in the Johnson settlement.

POSSOM IS FINE FEAST. Dr. Reville captured a very fine possum in his woodpile Saturday night. We know he was a fine one because we helped the doctor devour him Monday for dinner.

NEW BABY. Paul Jones Lyles was presented with a fine girl on his 21st birthday which was last Wednesday. He will realize in this gift a prize more valuable than pearls or rubies or silver or gold.

November 9, 1911

LITERARY CLUB ORGANIZED. The young people met last Friday evening and organized the Folkston Literary Club. Everyone over twelve years old may become a member. A small fee of ten cents a month will be required of each member.

SMALLPOX EPIDEMIC. At the request of many of the citizens of this county I wish to make a statement as to the condition of the epidemic of smallpox around Moniac. There is no doubt that this disease does exist, but it is a very mild form and all cases are quarantined and closely guarded. Everyone who has been exposed to this disease has been vaccinated and there has been no danger of the disease spreading any further or coming into this locality. Still it would be wise to be vaccinated. There is no need for alarm for the authorities have the situation in hand and are capable of handling it. –DALLAS WILLIAMS, County Physician.

NEW BANK FOR FOLKSTON. B.F. Scott, J.S. Mizell, B.G. McDonald, J.C. Allen and about thirty others are organizing another bank for Folkston. It will be in the Scott Building next door to the mercantile business of B.F. Scott. The material for the vault has been ordered and the work of putting same in readiness will begin as soon as it arrives. It will be chartered as “The Citizens Bank”, with J. S. Mizell as cashier.

November 16, 1911

MR. TOY DIED. Mr. Toy, an old and respected citizen of Homeland died Tuesday morning after an illness extending through several months.

TRY NEW COOKING LARD. Bring your Crisco letters to the Folkston Grocery Co. and get a can of this new cooking lard for fifteen cents. We send for your order and deliver the goods on your kitchen table without delay.

TAILOR SHOP. Orlin Ingols of New York has opened a tailor shop at the old Bottling Works Building and will do all kinds of alterations, repairs, cleaning and pressing. No gasoline used on clothing.

MRS. WALKER DIED. Mrs. July Ann Walker caught on fire last Monday night and was so badly burned that she died Tuesday p.m. No one knows how the accident occurred. When her granddaughter, who was sleeping in an adjoining room, reached her, she was standing in front of the fire with her clothing in flames. Deceased was in her 77th year and is survived by three children and several brothers and sisters.

SCHOOL HONOR ROLL. Ninth Grade: Clyde Mizell. Eighth Grade: T.L. Pickren, Jr., Randal Rogers, Beulah Brown. Seventh Grade: None. Sixth Grade: Carl Mizell, Everett Mizell, Porter Reville, Edgar Allen. Fifth Grade: Dorothy Mattox, Closs Pickren. Fourth Grade: Cleo Mizell, Floy Wilson, Rudolph Mills, Hiram Huling, Alton Olliff. Third Grade: Nellie Pickren, Lucille Mills. Second Grade: Crystal Wainwright. First Grade: Clyde Donahoo.

NEW BANK. A petition for a charter for The Citizens Bank was filed by B.G. McDonald, J.W. Rodgers, B.F. Scott, T.L. Pickren, Jesse W. Vickery, J.B. Mizell, L.E. Mallard and M. Altman.

November 23, 1911

VAULT FOR NEW BANK. W.L. O’Cain took the contract for placing the big safe in The Citizens Bank this week and as usual Leonard did the job O.K. and safely landed the safe.

DR. WILLIAMS ATTENDS MEETING. Dr. Dallas Williams left Monday to attend the District Medical Association in Douglas. He will read a paper on diphtheria.

PAXTON’S GIN. To hear the calliope whistle of the new engine installed at Paxton’s ginning establishment makes one wish he lived in that end of town so as to be awakened by its mellow tone.

WAYS TO DRAW. It take a rich man to draw a check, a pretty girl to draw attention, a horse to draw a cart, a porous plaster to draw the skin, a topper to draw a cork, a free lunch to draw a crowd and an advertisement in your home paper to draw trade.

DEATH OF MR. TOY. Mr. N.P. Toy, whose death at Homeland last week was mentioned in these columns, had been a resident here less than two years but became known to his neighbors as a man of principles and great generosity. He was past 71 years of age and had been dangerously ill since last May. The skill of his physician and the tireless nursing of his wife, who is a hospital and private nurse, kept him living. He suffered greatly almost constantly. He was of Virginia parentage. He served in the Army of the Potomac and in the National Guard during The War. Funeral services were held in Homeland Wednesday and the remains were sent to Groveport, Ohio for interment.

November 30, 1911

TURPENTINE STILL BURNED. E.F. Dean’s still at Toledo was burned Saturday night but they managed to fight the fire, greatly diminishing the loss. The still was ignited from a lantern while they were running off a charge after dark.

NEW BABY. Mr. and Mrs. J.M. Joyner are the happy parents of a fine boy who made his appearance bright and early Saturday morning. May he grow to be as kind and liberal as his father.

DR. WILLIAMS ELECTED. At a meeting of the District Medical Society at Douglas, Dr. Dallas Williams was elected vice president. This shows that Dr. Williams is in high standing with his craft and we predict he will reach the highest notch in his profession.

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