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Vol. 1 Crestview, Okaloosa County, Florida, January 28, 1916
No. 17

 In Letter to Committeeman J. S. Smith He Outlines His Objections to Resolution and Points Out Some Dangers Ahead.
  (All white democrats pledging allegiance to the party and support its nominees should be allowed to vote, says Governor Trammell.)
(Copy of Letter)
 Tallahassee, Fla.—Jan. 17, 1916.
Hon. J. S. Smith,
 State Democratic Committeeman,
  Green Cove Springs, Fla.
Dear Sir,
  Upon my return from a week’s travel upon a tour of inspection of the Everglades drainage operation I find a waiting me your letter of the 13th instant. In which you ask if will not publicly declare myself on the resolution passed by the State Democratic Executive Committee known as the ‘Sturkle Resolution.”  Replying I will say that as soon as I heard of the committee’s action I felt that a mistake had been made, and I so stated to a number of friends.
  Upon reaching Miami on my visit to the Everglades, just following the meeting of the committee, I was asked by a reporter of the Miami Metropolis what I thought of the resolution, and I stated to him then that I did not favor that portion of the resolution which sought to disfranchise a number of good Democrats.  Also, as I passed through Jacksonville upon my return trip I was interviewed by a report of the Times Union, which interview I suppose you have seen.  These interviews show plainly my opposition to that part of the resolution designed for the purpose of ruling out of the party a large number of our good Democrats.
  In addition to what I have already said on this subject, I might add that I believe the first three sections of the resolution, which would restrict the voting of white Democrats, declaring their allegiance to the principles of the Democratic party and pledging themselves to vote in the general election for the nominees of the party, are proper, and the resolution should have stopped there.  The fourth section and the first clause of the fifth section were drawn and designed—so it is claimed by those who proposed and advocated them—“to kick out of the Democratic party” the members of certain organizations.  It is claimed,  however, by many that the real motive actuating them in this arbitrary method of trying to disqualify many of as loyal Democrats as we have in the State, was because they thought that at least a considerable percentage of those they were trying to disqualify would vote against a certain candidate in whom they were interested.  It smacks of the perversion of the true functions of the committee into a campaign committee for a certain candidate.
  Sections four and five, if allowed to stand will unquestionably cause no end of discord and I fear will result in the bitterest factionalism within the party.  Who can say what ends might be attempted by the aid of this resolution!
  Are there not a number of faternal  orders whose members might feel this resolution is so far reaching as to be aimed at them and they might hesitate to take the oath prescribed?
  Might not some members of organized labor feel they were included?
  The Farmers’ Union might also accept the resolution as including them.
  Challengers at the polls with private axes to grind are liable to resort to placing all manner of constructions on this resolution to prevent particular Democrats from voting who were not supporting their favorite candidate.
  If these objectionable sections are permitted to stand, the policy they embrace will be the entering wedge and a source of encouragement for future manipulations of this kind by scheming politicians.
  There is danger ahead!
  We do not want the members of the Democratic Party subjected to inquisition rules.
  Who knows what collection of Democrats may in the future be made victims of such drastic and discriminative policy?
  Two years hence some coterie of designing politicians might plan for a resolution by the Committee drawn to exclude members of fraternal, moral, religious, social or industrial organizations whose members it might be thought—would not to any extent support their candidate in the Democratic Primary, or who were not favorable to the liquor interest or some other special interests they represented.
  Recently the Florida Conference of the Methodist church, assembled in Tampa, urged the members of that church to favor men for public office who believed in prohibition of the liquor traffic.  Would the Committee exclude the members of the Methodist Church?
  The Florida Baptist Convention has in the past adopted resolutions along this line.  Would the Committee exclude the members of the Baptist church?
  Some of those who approved of this effort to disfranchise have stated that a person who is for National Prohibition should be barred as a Democrat.  The men who stand for temperance, sobriety and prohibition are probably marked for the next victims.
  I believe the policy embodied in these sections of the resolution is wrong, and not in consonance with the true principles of Democracy.
  I do not believe that any substantial number of Committee, after mature deliberations will desire to make these objectionable sections remain in force, and I sincerely trust you will be successful in your effort to have the Committee reconvene and rescind its action insofar as it applies to section four and the first clause of section five of the resolution.
  With these eliminated, the Democratic Party will still be amply safe-guarded, as the provisions of the resolution remaining will restrict participants in the Primary to white Democrats who declare allegiance to the principles of the Democratic Party and who pledge themselves to support the nominees of the party.
Yours very truly,
  Park Trammell
Powell-Green Nuptials
  A most beautiful home wedding was solemnized at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Green, last Thursday night, when Mr. R. J. Diamond spoke the words which united Miss Eula Mae Green and Mr. Andrew Powell as man and wife.
  Misses Maggie Powell and Vera Jones were the bridesmaids, and Messrs. Malory Green and Greely Powell were the best-men.
  Quite a number of Crestview’s young people attended the wedding.
  The News extends congratulations to both the groom and the bride.
New Buildings Now Under Construction in Crestview
  The handsome new residence of Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Mathis will be finished and ready for occupancy by the time you read this article.
  The nice four-room residence of Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Henderson on the corner of Wilson and Hickory Avenue is being pushed to rapid completion and will be ready for occupancy by the last of February.
  The home of The News office, which is 20 x 40 feet, will be ready for occupancy by February 15th.  This building is being built by Mr. Wm. Gillmore of Milligan, and is located on the corner of Main Street and Beech Avenue.
  A. L. Smith’s garage will be completed and ready for business within the next few days.  This building is 20 x 60 feet and is located on Main Street.
  Mr. L. B. Bowers now has the lumber on the ground and the carpenters will begin the erection of a first-class barber shop and a ______ club next to it.  Mr. Bowers store is on Railroad Street.
  Next comes the new Bank and store building, work on which is not beginning in real earnest, and as stated last week, will be pushed to rapid completion.  These buildings are being erected on the corner of Davis and Ferdon Boulevards.
Young Man Accidentally Shoots Self and Dies From Wounds
  Mr. Jim Lewis, a young man of about eighteen years, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis, living about two and a half miles on the east side of the river, died this afternoon as a result of a gun shot wound accidentally inflicted by himself while hunting Thursday night.
  It seems that he and one of the Amos boys were out hunting, when the dogs found a possum on the ground.  Young Lewis was poking it with the stock of his gun, when the gun was accidentally discharged, the whole charge of shot passing through his right leg severing the main arteries just above the knee.  The Amos boy ran for help, but it was about forty minutes from the time he was shot until he was taken to the home of Mr. Will Jernigan, where despite the best efforts of physicians the young man died this afternoon,--Milton Gazette.
  Young Mr. Lewis was well and favorably known here where his parents resided fro several months, and his many friends will learn of his death with much sorrow.
  Tell your friends that Crestview is growing some.

  Seven new buildings now under way of construction in Crestview, and several more being talked of.

  That resolution prescribing qualifications for Democratic voters is being severely criticized by the progressive and unafraid papers.

  The farmers of Okaloosa County ought to rejoice with the progressive people of Andalusia, Ala., when the Packing House at that place is completed and opened for business about March 1st.

  Huerta is dead, Villa is in hiding and Carranza is now President of Mexico but murders and lootings seem to continue about the same “and the end is not yet” and probably will not be till this country takes things in hand very much as it is in Cuba.—Palm Beach Sun.

  Hon. W. A. McLeod, who was one of Santa Rosa’s Representatives in the last Legislature, has greater ambitions this year for he is aspiring to succeed Senator R. A. McGeachy, whose term expires soon, and who will not be candidate for re-election owing to his aspiring to become State Attorney for the First Circuit.—Florida Metropolis.

  The announcement of Hon. J. T. Wiggins of Milton for Circuit Judge of this Circuit will be found in the regular announcement column of this issue of The News.  Mr. Wiggins is now serving his second term as County Judge of Santa Rosa County, and so far as the writer knows he has given almost universal satisfaction.  He is a good lawyer and a good citizen, and it goes without saying that he will be a hard man to beat.

  They must have some queer people over in Okaloosa County.  According to a late report of a County Commissioners meeting a minister of the gospel made bond and got a permit from that body to “tote a pistol.”  Even the law officers in this part of Escambia County do not find it necessary to go armed.—Molina Advertiser.
  The firearm bond referred to was made by a gentleman living at Milligan, and said bond was to carry a Winchester instead of a pistol, which is used to ward off the candidates of Escambia County who are running for States Attorney and Circuit Judge.

  Editor J. H. Reese of the Orlando Reporter Star, who as a press correspondent at the legislative session of 1913 got a heap of fun out of Bill Mapoles “pure shoe bill,” is now willing to admit that the measure had much to commend it to the thoughtful, rather than the ludicrous, attention of the legislature.  Mr. Reese says:
  “Bill’s bill was the most ludicrously amended bill that ever ran the gamut of the comic squad in a legislative assembly.  It was shot by sarcasm, riddled by ridicule, levied with levity, and lampooned with laughter.  Bill was bewildered at the high jinks which the introduction of this bill and the subsequent debate upon it brought out.  Yet a large number of people who regarded Bill’s bill with facetiousness then have come to the realization that there was something needful, if not vital in it.  We have testimony today from two widely located sections and persons.  Richard Harding Davis, the war correspondent, says it is shameful to him as an American to view the frauds that have been committed upon the European governments and soldiers in the shoes sold them by American manufacturers for field service.  Mr. Davis states it plainly that the soles of the shoes are made of paper, covered with leather so cleverly that it is difficult to detect the fraud.  In today’s Reporter Star appears a communication from Hon. S. A. Robinson, who was a member of the legislature which defeated the Mapoles bill.  He relates his experience with paper soled shoes and the sample of shoes he has produced in evidence at this office amply sustains his contention of the need for a measure of the Mapoles kind.”
Booker T. Washington is Dead
  This matter mind of a child of slavery has passed away, but his work still goes on.  We are publishing his own story of his life and work with a final or closing chapter by Albon L. Holsey, a member of the Executive Staff of Tuskegee Institute.  This memorial volume contains over 500 pages—fully illustrated.  Retail price $1.25.  One-half profit to agents.  Agents making $5.00 to $10.00 daily.  Sample books also 100 page catalogue of our other books free to workers.  Send 8 cents for postage.  Credit given.  Freight paid.  We also handle the book by Frederick E. Dinker, Price $1.00.  Same term to agents.  Both outfits for 15 cents.  Address Southern Bible House, 629 Plymouth Place, Chicago, Ill.
Pensacola, Fla.  Jan. 24th, 1916.
Hon. W. H. Mapoles,, Crestview, Florida.
Dear Sir:
  I quote from the issue of your paper, of the 21st Inst.
  “Not being satisfied with the dirty stab of the State Executive Committee at Rev. Sidney J. Catts for Governor, the Pensacola News and John S. Beard are trying to figure out a technical constitutional provision which would keep Mr. Catt’s name from being placed on the ticket.  However their knock at him has done him good and made him several more votes in West Florida that he might have not received.  The more the Plutocratic Press knocks a man in this day and time the stronger he becomes with the common people of the country.  Hurrah for Catts.”
  I am sure that you have no desire to do me an injustice, and will therefore publish this letter.
  The Pensacola News, asked me for a written opinion upon a hypothetical case.  I would not be frank with you if I did not state, that I knew, when I gave the written opinion, that it would be applied to the case of the Rev. Sidney J. Catts, as to his eligibility to the office of Governor of Florida.  I knew of course, that he is the only candidate, to whom it would apply.  I would, however, have as readily responded to the request of The News, had my opinion applied to any other candidate, for Governor of the State of Florida.
  Your intimation that I am allied with the Plutocratic Press is flatly contradicted by my entire life and record.  Since reaching my majority, over 30 years ago, my political stand has been always, at all times, and under all circumstances, with the people.  When the corporate plutocratic element, in this State, was in the ascendancy—when that element absolutely controlled the political affairs of this State—when they dealt out the offices, big and little, county, state and federal, to their political henchmen—there was a very small minority, in the state, who protected and contended against those conditions—who stood for the rights of the people and who, under the most adverse conditions, advocated the principles of true democracy.  I was among that very small minority, and never in the rear.  I have not changed—I have never faltered or wavered. It is true that I am a candidate for Judge of the First Judicial Circuit, but that will not prevent my expressing, whenever I deem it necessary, expedient or advisable, my opinion as to the qualifications or eligibility, constitutional moral or mental, of any candidate for any office.  I am a native of Florida—I *Print torn and unreadable. Starts again if I allowed a selfish desire for office, to close my mouth, upon public men and public measures in order that I might secure votes from those who do not know, and not knowing, might be mistaken, as to my views.  I am willing and anxious that all of the people should know where I stand upon all public questions.  My family has lived in Florida for nearly a hundred years, have always been Democrats and have always been true and loyal to the people, in war and in peace.  I have given my time and what ability I may possess, unstinted to the Democratic Party, with recompense or reward, for over 30 years and often at a pecuniary loss, that I could ill afford.  I want the support of the people of the First Judicial Circuit, for the office of Judge, but my desire for the office is not so great, as to deprive me of my rights and privileges as a citizen, and high among those rights and privileges, is the right to hold and express opinions upon public men and public measures.  I am not a Catholic, but if I were, I would be neither ashamed, nor afraid to acknowledge it.  Some of the purest, ablest, and most patriotic men that we have had in public life have been sincere and ardent Catholics.  I repeat, that I am not a Catholic, but neither am I an adherent or follower of the brutal and cowardly Miles.
Yours very truly,
John S. Beard.

  Owing to the fact that Mr. Beard’s communication reached us late in the week, and owing to the fact that we are very, very busy, we will not make any amends or apologies this week, but we will try and take care of our side of matters in our next issue.
  Yes, we make mistakes.  The editor makes mistakes; the printer makes mistakes, then too, the type gets cross and makes mistakes.  Yes, we are just ordinary humans—we all make mistakes!
  Joe  Coleman
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  It is meat preservative you need if you have pork to save.  See L. E. Bowers.
Legal Notices
Notice For Bids
  The Board of County Commissioners of Okaloosa County will receive closed bids for the lease of the county convicts at their next regular meeting February 8th, 1916.  All bids must be filed with the Clerk of the Court not later than 10 a.m. February 8th.
J. W. Baggett, Jr., Chairman
J.L. Clary, Clerk Circuit Court
Administrator’s Notice
To all creditors, distributors, and to all persons having or demands against the estate of Asa Ward.
  You are hereby notified and required to present to me, the undersigned administratrix of the estate of Asa Ward, deceased, all claims or demands which you may have against the said estate within two years from the date of the first publication of this notice, and according to law; else such claims and demands will be barred.
  This 15th day of December, A.D. 1916.
  Mrs. Annie Ward, Administratrix
  Harris, Fla.

Notice For Publication
U. S. Land Office, Gainesville, Florida, January 22, 1916—Notice is hereby given that John D. Kennedy, of Blackman, Florida, who, on November 12, 1916, made homestead entry, No. 67478 for East ½ of NW ¼ and E ½ of SW 1/4, Section 24, Township 5 North, Range 3 West, Tallahassee Meridian has filed notice of intention to make five year proof to establish claim to the land above described, before Clerk of Circuit Court, at Milligan, Florida on the 5th day of March, 1916.
  Claimant names as witnesses: 
  Nancy Kennedy, Ben H. Kennedy, Henry J. Reed and John H. Kennedy, all of Blackman, Florida.
  Robert W. Davis, Register

Notice For Publication
  U.S. Land Office at Gainesville, Florida, January 8, 1916—Notice is hereby given that Nettie I. Killingsworth, widow of Joseph H. Killingsworth, deceased of Laurel Hill, Florida, who, on November 29, 1912, made homestead entry, No. 011307, (Serial No. 011307) for NW 1/3 of NW ¼, Section 20, Township 4 North, Range 22 West, Tallahassee Meridian has filed notice of intention to make three year proof , to establish claim to the land above described, before Clerk of Circuit Court, at Milligan, Florida, on the 24th day of February, 1916. 
  Claimant names as witnesses:  D. A. Killingsworth, of Deerland, Florida; Henry Swinney and W. H. Ford of Dorcas, Florida; Marion Cadenhead of Garden City, Florida.  Robert W. Davis, Register.

Notice For Publication
  U.S. Land Office at Gainesville, Florida, January 21, 1916-- Notice is hereby given that John T. Smith of Crestview, Florida, who on March 7, 1911, made homestead entry, No.07721 (Serial No. _____) for Southwest Quarter, Section 14, Township 2 North, Range 24 West, Tallahassee Meridian has filed notice of intention to make five year proof , to establish claim to the land above described, before Clerk of Circuit Court, at Milligan, Florida, on the 9th day of March, 1916. 
Claimant names as witnesses:  John Ross?, A. Brown, Alex James and Jim Freeman, all of Crestview, Florida.
Robert W. Davis, Register.

Notice For Publication
  U.S. Land Office at Gainesville, Florida, December 14, 1915,--Notice is hereby given that Julius M. King, of  Brick, Florida, on November 27, 1915, filed in this office application No. 014241, (Serial No. 014241) to make Additional Homestead Entry, under the provisions of Sec. 2 of the Act of April 28, 1904, _______, the North half of Lot 4, Section 30, Township 6 North of Range 23 West, Tallahassee Meridian, which application was allowed by this office on November 29, 1913, and with a view of obtaining Final Certificate on said entry this publication is made.
  Any and all persons claiming adversely the land described, or desiring to object because of the mineral character of the land or for any other reason to the issuance of final certificate on the aforesaid entry, should file their affidavit of protest in this office, on or before the 3rd day of February, 1916.
Robert W. Davis, Register
Perry M. Colson, Receiver

Notice of Special Master’s Sale
  Under and by virtue of a decree of mortgage foreclosure rendered by Hon. A. G. Campbell, Judge of the First Judicial Circuit, in and for Okaloosa County, Florida, in a certain cause therein pending.  In which S. R. Fowler is complainant and R. Tanner and Jas. Barrow are defendants for the sum of $8.41 principal and interest, and $5.00 attorney’s fees, and costs to be taxed and appointing the undersigned as Special Master, I will on Monday the 7th day of February, 1916, in front of the Court House in Milligan, Okaloosa County, Florida, between the local hours of sale, sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder, for cash, the following described real estate located and situated in Okaloosa County, formerly Walton County, Florida, to-wit:
  The SE ¾ of NW ¼ of Section 11, Township 5, Range 23 West, with all its appurtenances thereunto belonging, or in anywise appertaining.
  Deed at cost of the purchaser.  This the 30th day of December, A. D. 1915.
Daniel Campbell, Special Master
T.R. James, Solicitor for complainant.

In the Circuit Court of Okaloosa County, State of Florida—In Chancery
D. P. Ray, complainant
Vs. L. M. Pyron and his wife
C. A. Pyron  defendants
  It appearing from affidavit filed with a Bill of Complaint in the above entitled cause, that the defendants, L. M. Pyron and C. A. Pyron are each over the age of twenty-one years and reside in a state other than Florida, to wit; at Opp, Covington County, Alabama and that there is no person in this State service of a subpoena upon whom would bind these defendants.
  It is ordered that said defendants appear to the Bill of Complaint, filed in said cause, on Saturday, February 29th, 1916, in default, whereof decree pro  ________ will be entered against them.
  It is further ordered that this notice be published once a week for four consecutive weeks in the Okaloosa News, a newspaper published in Okaloosa County, Florida.
  This the 16th day of January, 1916.
Jas. L. Clary
Clerk Circuit Court, Okaloosa County, State of Florida.
McGeachy & Lewis
Solicitors for Complainant

  In the Circuit Court of Okaloosa County, State of Florida—In Chancery
Southern Cotton Oil Company, a Corporation, complainant
Vs.  A. R. Morris, et al, defendant
  It appearing from affidavit filed with the Bill in the above cause, that the following corporations are not residents of this State; that there are no persons in this State, service of subpoena upon whom, would bind them defendants; that the defendants and residences are as follows:  Bettman Kleinhauser Clothing Company, St. Louis, Missouri, Benson Hardware Company, Andalusia, Alabama, Taylor-Christian _____ Company, Bristol, Tennessee, Stauffer, Eahleman & Co., New Orleans, La.
  Wherefore, defendants are required to appeal to the Bill of Complaint, filed is said cause, on Saturday, February 30th, 1916, as by the Statute required.
  It is further ordered that this notice be published in The Okaloosa News, a newspaper published in said County and State, once a week for four consecutive weeks.
  This the 16th day of January, A. D., 1916.
Jas. L. Clary
Clerk Circuit Court, Okaloosa County, State of Florida.
McGeachy & Lewis
Solicitors for Complainant
  For Sale—One good Jersy cow.  See L. E. Bowers
Political Announcements

To the Democratic Voters of Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, and Walton Counties, Florida.
  I will be a candidate for the office of State Attorney for the First Judicial Circuit of Florida in the primary of June, 1916.  I respectfully solicit your vote and support.
Robert H. Anderson.   (Paid Advertising)

  I am a candidate for the office of State Attorney for the First Judicial Circuit of the State of Florida, which comprises the counties of Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa and Walton subject to the Democratic Primary to be held in June 1916.  Your vote and your influence will be much appreciated.
R. Arthur McGeachy.    (Paid Advertising)
  The friends of Honorable W.A. McLeod in Okaloosa County hereby announce him a candidate for State Senator from this the First Senatorial District, the same being composed of Okaloosa and Santa Rosa Counties.  The friends of Mr. McLeod believe his four years experience as Representative of his county, Santa Rosa, eminently qualifies him in every respect to represent the two counties in the State Senate for the next four years and it is upon this belief they solicit for him the vote and influence of every voter in Okaloosa and Santa Rosa Counties in the Democratic Primary of June 6th, 1916.  (Paid Advertising)

  I hereby announce myself a candidate for the nomination of State Senator from the First Senatorial District of Florida, subject to the action of the voters at the Democratic Primary next June.  Your support will by duly appreciated.
P. Tomasilla  (Paid Advertising)
To the Democratic Voters of the First Judicial Circuit of Florida.
  I wish to announce that I am a candidate to succeed myself as Judge of the First Judicial Circuit of Florida.  I desire and will appreciate the support and endorsement of the Democratic Voters within the circuit for this appointment at the Democratic Primary to be held in June, 1916.
A.G. Campbell.

To the Democratic Voters of the First Judicial Circuit of Florida.
  I hereby announce myself as a candidate for Judge of the Circuit Court, First Judicial Circuit, subject to the Democratic voters at the primary to be held June 6th, 1916, and solicit the votes and influence of all voters in the circuit.
J. T. Wiggins
For County Superintendent
In response to strong inducements from different parties of the county, I hereby announce myself a candidate for the office of Superintendent of Public Instruction for Okaloosa County, subject to the actions of the Democratic Primary of June 6th, 1916.  In the event of my receiving the nomination I promise a faithful and impartial performance of the duties pertaining to the office.
D.T. Finlayson.

I hereby announce myself a candidate for the office of Superintendent of Public Instruction of Okaloosa County.  If chosen by the people for this position I pledge a faithful performance of the duties of the office, and will do all in my power to make the youngest county in Florida the banner county in educational matters.  Your support and influence respectfully solicited.
J.H.R. Miller.
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All calls answered promptly – day or night, rain or shine.
Female Diseases Given Special Attention.
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Crestview, Florida

The Crestview Land Co.
  Crestview, Okaloosa County, Fla.
Buyers and Sellers Real Estate
  Close-in City Lots from $20.00 to $75.00
See Us For Particulars -- W.H. Mapoles, Secretary

T. R. James
Office:  Over Bank
Laurel Hill, Fla.

Notice To Correspondents
  Please mail your items each week on Monday so the same may reach our office not later than Tuesday morning if you want your items to appear in the paper the same week. Write all copy as plainly as  possible and on one side of the paper.
  We would be glad to make all correspondents agents.  If you are interested write to us.

  The patrons of Silver Spring School held a meeting last Saturday in which Mr. A. P. Edge was elected supervisor.

  Miss Mae Edge spent part of last week in DeFuniak Springs.

  J. M. Edge spent last Saturday in Pensacola.

  The L. & N. R.R. Co. has been having some repair work done on section houses here.

  W. T. Long is commencing to put up some new buildings on the turpentine place here.  Business must be
getting better.

  J. D. McCallum went to Florala, Ala., last week.

  Mrs. S. A. Lawrimore was on the sick list last week.

  B. H. Hart visited DeFuniak last week.

  Uncle Alex McCallum and Eli Bowden visited E. Hinote Sunday.

  J. G. Ray has moved to P. D. Durham’s place.

  Miss Eola Powell visited home folks Saturday, returning to her school at Laurel Hill Sunday.

  Dr. and Mrs. Marshburn, of Crestview, called at Uncle Alex’s Sunday.  Come again.

  A. J. Bolton and wife and Mrs. W. G. Miller visited Milligan Sunday.

  R. B. Brown and R. Milligan, of Laurel Hill, attended the telephone meeting here the 22nd.

  Born to J. M. Griffith and wife a girl.  Mother and babe doing well.

We negotiate loans on improved
In Okaloosa County, Florida.  If you desire to improve and better equip your farm, call and discuss with us, the question of procuring money on improved farm lands, upon long time and reasonable rate of interest.
Daniel Campbell & Son
DeFuniak Springs, Florida
  We failed to read anything from here last week so we will write a few dots.

  The F. W.R.  Telephone Co., had their annual meeting Thursday, the 22nd.  The following officers were elected A. J. Bolton, President; M. P. Hart, Vice-President; T. A. McCallum, Secretary and Treasurer; H. H. Livingston, W. F. Arnett, Earnest Walden, Bud Permenter and W. E. Hallford, Directors; W. A. McCallum, Dr. S. E. Stephen and J. M. Miller, Executive Committee.

  George H. Webb and son, Charles, of Milligan, were visiting friends and relatives here Sunday.

  W. C. Blackwell of Crestview was here Sunday.

  Miss Blanche Henderson, of Baker, is visiting her sister, Mrs. W. C. Griffith, here this week.

  All who attended the party at Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Griffith’s Saturday night report a most delightful time.

  W. T. Woodward left Sunday night for Crestview where he goes to relieve section foreman Henderson for a few days.

  T.P. Rhodes, of Baker, was here Friday.

  Julius Rhodes, of Baker, was here Friday.

  Will Cutts of Crestview, spent Monday here with home folks.

  Miss Marie Cobb, of Baker, is visiting relatives here this week.

  M. R. and Steve Senterfitt were transacting business in Milton the first of the week.

  Mr. Coley, of Crestview, was here Tuesday.

  Mrs. E. R. McKee returned home last Sunday from a visit to her mother, Mrs. Z. T. Crooks, of Freeport, Fla.  She was accompanied on her return by her sister who will spend some time with her.

  Dr. E. P. Rose, a prominent naval stores man of Valdosta, Ga., was looking after his business interest here last week.  He was accompanied by his son and a friend, Mr. Bethea. They were guests of Mr. S.M. Johnson at the head of Garniers Bayou last Tuesday.

  Prof. E. A. Mooney was attending to business at Five Mile and Camp Walton Tuesday and Wednesday.

  W. C. Pryor, superintendent of Public Instruction of Okaloosa County, visited the Garniers School last Wednesday.

  Messrs. S. M. Johnson and E. R. McKee, also Mr. and Mrs. Willis Wright and Shaftner Johnson were Camp Walton visitors last Sunday.

  Mr. and Mrs. Albert M. Avery, Jr., of Pensacola, who have been spending a few days here at Mr. Martin Sullivan’s bungalow returned to Pensacola Friday.  L. D. Guinot and Frank Rogers carried them down on Mr. Sullivan’s yacht the “Mereathides.”

  W. A. Gray and grandson, Lewis Hand, have rented “Sunny Bank” on Garniers Bayou and expect to truck farm there this year.  Mrs. Anna C. Keeler, the owner, expects to go north soon on a visit to her sister and friends and is to be gone several months.

  Capt. W. H. Keeler, of Magnolia Beach, Garniers, visited Camp Walton last Tuesday. He was also the guest of Edwin Southwick on Five Mile.

  L. W. Winkley and John T. Stanford were Sunday visitors at Camp Walton.

  Billie(?) Powell, of Crestview, spent last Sunday night here with his sister, Mrs. John T. Standford.

  P. L. Hand made a business trip to Niceville last week.

C. H. Griffith
Having completed my annual inventory, and finding my stock still too large, have decided to continue my 10 per cent Cut Price Sale on all Hats, Shoes, Dry Goods and Notions till February 1st.  Come and bring your cash and get bargins.
C. H. Griffith
Crestview, Florida

  People Who Come and Go—Some That You Know and Some That You Don’t know.

  Subcribe for The Okaloosa News

  For Sale—One good farm horse at a bargain. L. E. Bowers

  Commissioner Rozier, of Milligan, was here a short while Friday and paid our office a pleasant call.

  W. K. McLaughlin made a trip to Pensacola the latter part of last week.  His son, Tom returned with him.

  T. Hope and Dr. Harley Cawthon of DeFuniak, passed through Crestview Monday morning en route to Munson.

  Mr. M. M. Sullivan, a son of J. J. Sullivan, of Pensacola, was here Monday prospecting as to establishing here to practice law.  He has just graduated.

  Mrs. W. P. Johnson and daughter Miss Alma, of Pensacola, spent several days here the first of the week visiting their daughter and sister, Mrs. W. H. Mapoles.

  Mr. J. H. Davis and his son, J. E. were in town Saturday shopping and called at The News office and renewed their subscription to The News. They are both good farmers and progressive citizens.

  See L. E. Bowers for your paint, brick and lime.

  Miss Vera Jones returned from a short visit to Garden City where she has been the guest of Miss Minnie Lee Green.

  Business has sufficiently improved that all the big mill companies, are beginning to pay off their labor every two weeks.

  In the future we will have a regular correspondent from Munson, the rapidly growing city in the northern part of Santa Rosa County.

  George Wright and Henry Hawkins of Wright post office, were here the latter part of last week.  They paid our office a pleasant call while in town.

  F. M. Senterfitt was here the latter part of last week and paid the cash for eight good lots in Crestview. Fred says that it is Crestview for the Court House with practically everybody at Holt.

  Mr. C. B. Ferdon was in our office Saturday and informed us that he put out 100 satsuma orange trees and 1 dozen grapes fruit trees on his fine farm the first of last week.

  Job printing of the quality kind at The News office.

  County Superintendent Pryor was here Saturday and paid our office a pleasant call. He states the schools of Okaloosa are getting along nicely.

  If you don’t believe the Crestview Land Company will treat you right, ask Fred M. Senterfitt or any one else who has ever had any dealings with them.

  John Sapp was at Laurel Hill Saturday and Sunday working in the depot there while the regular agent there, Mr. Bryan Sykes was transacting business at Sneads.

  Mr. James F. Edge, a brother of Commissioner B. P. Edge, of Niceville, spent Monday and Tuesday in Crestview.  While here he paid our office a pleasant call.

  Mr. and Mrs. R. M. Rucker, daughter and son-in-law, of Mr. W. J. Rice, arrived here from Jackson, Miss., Saturday, and have taken rooms at the hotel. Mr. Rucker is the overseer on the Bank and store building.

  C. B. Ferdon received and handed out to his farm last Saturday a carload of fertilizer. He says it will take another carload besides a hundred tons of compost to fertilize his one hundred and fifty acre farm.

  Charlie Cox was a visitor to Florala Monday.

  D. R. Moore of Laurel Hill passed through Wednesday morning en route to Pensacola.

  Mrs. M. E. Savage and children came down from DeFuniak and spent Sunday with her husband.

  FOR SALE—80 acres of good farm land 2-1/2 miles East of Crestview.  Pirice $830.00. Crestview Land Company.

  Rev. Each will preach at the Congregational church next Sunday and Sunday night.  Everybody cordially invited to attend.

  Messrs. T. R. James, J. W. Gaskin and H. M. Stokes, all of Laurel Hill passed through Tuesday en route to Milton on a business trip.

FOR SALE—Eighty acres good new Okaloosa County soil, one and a half miles southwest of Crestview.  Address L. E. Bowers, Crestview, Florida.

  Section foreman Woodward of Holt, was here the first of the week working for Mr. J. T. Henderson while he made a business trip to his old home at Greenville, Ala.

  Mr. W. M. Wright, of Holt, was here Tuesday and informed us that he had resigned his position in J. W. Manor’s store at that place, and would accept a like near Mobile.

Above Everything Safety!
In the principles of good banking is that of SAFETY.  It is the one thing of all others that should influence the depositor as to placing a BANK ACCOUNT.
  We call attention to the recent sworn statements, as to the condition of this Bank, and know that it will convince you of the safety of your deposit with us.
Laurel Hill, Okaloosa County, Florida
Officers:   B. H. Hart, President 
                J. D. Cobb, Vice President 
                Oscar Steele, Cashier   
Directors:    Dannie Campbell
                   B. H. Hart
                   H. M. Stokes
                   Oscar Steel
                   J. D. Cobb

Okaloosa County Teachers’ Institute, Baker, Fla., Jan. 28 and 29, 1916

9:30 a.m. --    “Devotion”   Rev. J. E. Holley
9:45 a.m. --    “Address of Welcome”   Mr. W. E. Moore
10:00 a.m. --    “Reply to Address of Welcome”    W. C. Pryor
10:15 a.m. --    “What Can a Teacher Do to Help The Community in Which She  Teaches.”   L. Ross Bass
10:35 a.m. --    “The Aim and Purpose of the
 Teacher and Means of Securing the Desired End.”   Prof. J. Lee Smith
11:00 a.m. --    Address  Prof. J. T. Diamond
  2:00 p.m. --    General Discussion       
  2:30 p.m. --    Address. “Pellagra”  Dr. E. Porter Webb
  3:00 p.m. --    “American Extravagance”   Columbus Hobbs
  3:20 p.m. --    Address  Hon. D. N. Trotman
  3:40 p.m. --    “The Old Spanish Trail”        Hon. W. H. Spivey
  7:00 p.m. --    “Benefits to be Derived From a Special Tax”  Hon. Jas. L. Clary
  7:30 p.m. --    Address  Prof. L. W. Bucholz

9:30 a.m.  --    “Agricultural Training”     J. Linwood Jones
9:50 a.m.  --    “Moral Training”  W. N. Hartgrove
10:10 a.m. --    “What Should a Teacher Teach At School, Other Than Text Books?”     Prof. F. C. Leavins
10:30 a.m.  --    Address Hon. W. A. McRae
11:00 a.m.  --    Address  Prof. L. W. Bucholz
  2:00 p.m. --    General Discussion
  2:30 p.m. --    “Okaloosa County’s Need of a  Compulsory School Law”  Prof. T. J. Glyatt
  2:40 p.m. --    “Educational Address”        Hon. R. A. McGeachy
  3:10 p.m. --    Address:  Hon. Thos. F. West
  Several other leading educators have promised to be with us.
                        Miss Viola P. Brinson
                        Mrs. Z. W. Moore
                        Prof. P. J. Franklin
                        Mr. J. C. Hicks
                        Mr. J. W. Kierce
                        Reception Committee

  The State Board of Health will present on the 29th an exhibit, illustrative, the ravages of tuberculosis in its different stages and how to treat same.  This exhibit alone is worth all the cost of attendance.
  All teachers in the county are requested and urged to suspend their schools Thursday night and attend the convention and to induce their supervisors, patrons and pupils also to attend.  All teachers now teaching who attend will be paid for Friday, the same as if they had taught.
  The A. F. and G. railroad will run a special train from Baker to Galliver for the benefit of those attending the institute, thus enabling those coming from a distance to make connections with the trains running on the L. & N. railroad.
                        W. C. Pryor, County Superintendent

A Bank                     
Water Works                     
A First Class Barber Shop   
A Hardware Store       
A Furniture Store
An Artesian Well
A Electric Lighting Plant
A lot more Dwelling Houses
And last but not least, the Town needs to be incorporated.

Notice of Stockholders Meeting
  Notice is hereby given that the stockholders of the Crestview Land Company will hold their regular annual stockholder’s meeting at their office in Crestview, Fla., on Saturday, the 29th day of January, 1916, for the purpose of electing officers and attending to such other business as may come before the meeting.
H.J. Brett, Pres.
W.H. Mapoles, Sec.

Notice  Of Intention to Incorporate The Town of Crestview, Okaloosa County, Florida.
  NOTICE is hereby given that we the undersigned citizens, residing in Section 17, Township 3 North, Range 23 West, Tallahassee Meridian, will meet at the Congregational church, at 3 o’clock p.m., on Tuesday, the 22nd day of February 1916 for the purpose of incorporating ourselves into a Municipal Form of Government and to select  officers according to the Laws and Constitution of the State of Florida.
  The proposed territory to be incorporated being described as follows:
  All of Section 17, Township 3 North, Range 23 West, Tallahassee Meridian.
    W.H. Mapoles            J. H. Nelson       
    W. C. Blackwell         W. A. Douglass   
    W. G. Wallace            J. W. Bowers
    J. A. Moore                H. Frater
    L. E. Bowers              R. J. Diamond
    W. R. White               W. T. Mathis
    Tom Gibson                J. E. Jones
    A. V. Powell               D. P. Powell
    C.H. Griffith                F. C. Webb
    W. E. Webb               L. Bush
    W. T. Cutts                J. E. Brasher
    J. G. Perryman           W. H. DeLacy, M D
    E. R. Marshburn, M.D.       
    J. A. Hodges              S. G. Settles

Means rising at six o’clock in the morning, living on a dollar a day if can earn two--minding your own business and not meddling with other people’s.  Luck means appointments you have never failed to keep--the trains you have never failed to catch. Luck means trusting in God and your own resources.
The man with a bank account and a check book in his pocket is considered lucky.  This kind of luck is within your reach.  Many of our best customers started with a small deposit. So can you.
Capital, Surplus and Undivided Profits Over $50,000
DeFuniak Springs, Florida

Electric Lights and Steam Heated – Hot and Cold Baths
$2.00 Per Day -- $10.00 Per Week
THEO. STAFF, Manager

FOR SALE—40 acres of new Okaloosa soil with a good water mill with two set of rocks. All in good condition.  5-1/2 miles north of Crestview. Address S. W. Locke.  Crestview, or call and see property.