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Vol. 1 Crestview, Okaloosa County, Florida, February 4, 1916
No. 18

Urges Them to Provide Ways for Committeemen to Attend a Meeting to Rescind Resolution
Green Cove Springs, Fla., January 25th, 1916.
To the County Democratic Executive Committees of Florida:
  As there is a state-wide demand for another meeting of the State Democratic Executive Committee to rescind the “Sturkle” Resolution, which on its face is capable of two interpretations of itself should be repealed, and as there are many Committeemen who do not feel financially able to attend another meeting, therefore for the best interest of the Democrats of this State, I hereby call upon you to provide ways and means for your Committeeman to attend said meeting of the State Democratic Executive Committee.
  Democracy will not sustain measures which are capable of being construed one way in Hillsborough and another in Duval.  We want it so plain that no one can err therein and so, free from restrictions that any one who will support the nominees and swear he is a Democrat will not feel unwelcome in our ranks.
  We want qualifications that do not require a technical lawyer to construe, and qualifications over which lawyers cannot squabble.  Qualifications such as an ordinary, everyday Democrat can himself define.  We want plain, old fashioned Democracy.
  Do not delegate your sovereign rights to a campaign committee, nor leave the qualification of a Democrat as vague as that changing chairmen can construe at their pleasure and will.
  Until the “Sturkle Resolution” is rescinded or amended do not ratify the qualifications as placed on us by the “Sturkle Resolution.”
  Help repeal article 4 and the first clause of article 5 and Democracy will again have what is hers by right and principle.
Very truly,
  J. S. Smith,
Member State Democratic Executive Committee, Clay County.
FOR SALE—40 acres of new Okaloosa soil with a good water mill and 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.
W. J. Bryan to Speak in Pensacola March 1st
  The following news items clipped from the Pensacola Journal of Sunday morning.
  “William Jennings Bryan will lecture in Pensacola on Wednesday, March 1. This became practically assured yesterday when a letter was received from the Great Commoner stating that he would visit Pensacola on that date and speak under the auspices of he High School Lyceums.”
  “That the effort of the Lyceum to secure Mr. Bryan to fill one of the dates here were finally successful is most satisfactory to Prof. Tyler and others who have been handling the lyceum during the season.  They were especially anxious for the Great Commoner to visit the city, because Pensacola people, ever since it was first mentioned  that there was a possibility of securing him, have besieged those connected with the lyceum with inquiries regarding his probable visit.”
  “While Mr. Bryan’s subject for the Pensacola lecture is not yet known it is quite probable that he will speak on universal peace, and in opposition to national preparedness, as he is much interested in these matters and has been devoting practically all of his time to them during the past few months.”
Hon. J. H. Smithwick
Leading Candidate for Congress Third District.
FOR SALE—Eight acres good new Okaloosa County soil, one and a half miles southwest of Crestview.  Address L. E. Bowers, Crestview, Florida.
Fraziers Committed to Jail Without Bail
  The preliminary hearing of Mr. and Mrs. T. R. Frazier before Justice L. J. Salter last Monday charged with the killing of Dr. J. H. Johnson some weeks ago, did not last long and resulted in committing the defendants to jail without bail to await the action of the grand jury in February. The defendants did not introduce a single witness and the state only placed a few witnesses on the stand.  Under the testimony introduced by the state the Justice could do nothing but commit the defendants to jail.  The State was represented by Albritton and Albritton and the defendants were represented by Judge W. L. Parks.  The grand jury convenes on February 22 and the case will be investigated at that time.  It is probable that if indictments are returned against the defendants they will be tried during the February term of court, as Judge Foster has notified the Clerk of the court that it is his intention to clean up the Covington County dockets at the February term of court.—Andalusia Standard.
Bryan Speaks at Rally of Days
  Tallahassee, Fla., Jan. 28—The Anti Saloon League of Florida will enjoy two great days in Tallahassee on the 28th and 29th of February, the days selected for their grand Florida rally.
  Hon. W. J. Bryan, Sam Small and Dr. P. A. Baker, the national superintendent of the Anti Saloon League, will be the leading speaker for the two days.  Each has a national reputation, and Mr. Bryan’s fame as an orator is world wide.
  Hon. Don C. McMullen, who is the Florida president of the Anti Saloon League, is arranging a most attractive program for the two days.
  A number of the most noted temperance workers of the state have already signified their intention to be here.
  Tax Assessor, George H. Webb, was here from Milton, Friday and paid our office a pleasant call.  He was on his way home from a tour through the northeastern section of the county—Magnolia, Laurel Hill, Dorcas and Deerland—where he and Tax Collector Richbourg have been assessing and collecting taxes.  He says that the people of the Walton County side of Okaloosa are all mighty nice and clever and that it was a great pleasure to meet them.
From Mr. D. Stuart Gillis
To The Voters of The First Judicial Circuit, Especially to Those of Okaloosa County.
  I respectfully announce my candidacy for the office of Circuit Judge and solicit your vote and influence.  I am fairly well known to the citizens of that part of Okaloosa which was formerly a part Walton County.  Those who care to investigate as to my qualifications are referred to any of my acquaintances who are fair minded and capable of judging.  I am the candidate of all the people without regard to social rank, commercial standing or religious creed.  Of the many who favor my candidacy I know of none who threatens to spend hundreds of dollars in my behalf; I know of no man or set of men advocating my cause because he, or they, expect to have a “friend” at court whose discretion they can control or whose judgment they can sway to defeat or miscarriage of justice.  So far as I know, and I hope it is true, the generous support being accorded to me is because of a faith in my freedom from bias or prejudice and a belief that, if I were Circuit Judge, all litigants, natural or artificial, would receive the same fair and impartial consideration.  If I have the honor of being your next Circuit Judge my constant aim would be to justify that faith.
D. Stuart Gillis,
DeFuniak Springs, Fla.
Committee Meets in Pensacola March 6th
  “Uncle” Nat R. Walker, Secretary of the Third Congressional Committee, has called upon said committee to meet in Pensacola, on the 6th day of March.
  Okaloosa County is entitled to one committeeman on this committee, and she should be sure to send him.
  A letter from Mr. A. R. Willis, who is now located at Gardner, La., asks us to give his best regards to the people of Okaloosa County.  He says, “Send me The News here that I may keep up with the progress and development of the new county of Okaloosa.”  This shows that Mr. Willis knows which paper to rely on for the general news of Okaloosa County.

  We are having some fine weather at present.

  The speaking here on the 27th was well attended and everybody seemed to be greatly interested.

  Mrs. Hinote, who had been quite sick for several days, is improving under the care and treatment of S. E. Stephens.

  W. J. Powell, who is quite old, had the mishap of falling, breaking an arm and sustaining other injuries.

  The baby girl of Mr. and Mrs. James McLellan died Sunday morning and was buried Sunday evening at the Crowder Cemetery.

  Born to Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Hinote, a girl.  Both mother and baby doing fine.

  The farmers met at the Hall Saturday and organized a Farmer’s Club to be known as the Dorcas Farmers’ Cooperative Union.  They expect to raise something to sell beside cotton.  You just watch the Dorcas people they are starting out to accomplish something for the good of all the people.  We wish them success.

  A small son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Bolton fell from a high bench and badly injured one of his arms.  He was resting well at last accounts.

  A. W. Powell visited Florala last week.

  A. L. Hart and P. M. Griffith went to DeFuniak last week.

  H. D. and W. D. McCallum were business visitors to Claroy Saturday.

  Dorcas is rapidly coming to the front.  Quite a number of the farmers and also several of the ladies met at the Woodmen Hall Thursday morning and listened to some very interesting speeches made by Messrs. McQuarrie, Pasco, and Smith on the subject of farming, stock raising, etc.  The interest of the farmers was aroused to the extent that the Dorcas Farmers’ Cooperative Union was organized, and agreed to meet again Monday night.

  J. R. Griffith, Malcolm Griffith and M. P. Hart were business visitors at Crestview Friday.

  Collector Richbourg and Assessor Webb were in our town Thursday collecting and assessing taxes.

  The supper given by the Ladies’ Aid Society Friday night was well attended and much enjoyed.

  Miss Eola Powell one of our charming young ladies who is attending school at Laurel Hill spent Saturday and Sunday with home folks.
  “Uncle Archie” McDonald spent Sunday night at the McSwain house.

  Rev. G. W. Miller and A. J. Bolton went to Holly Saturday on Mr. Bolton’s car.

  B. H. Hart and son, Sampson, went to DeFuniak Sunday.

  Supt. Trotman of Walton County and Miss Winnie Warren, agent Girl’s Canning Club, also of Walton County attended the Farmers’ Meeting Thursday.

  Several of the Dorcas people are talking of attending the meeting at Crestview which begins February 14th.

  J. M. Miller made a flying trip to Crestview Saturday.

  Lafeyette Cawthon, one of Dorcas’ well known young men, who is attending school at Laurel Hill spent Saturday and Sunday with home folks.

  B. H. Hart succeeded in capturing a bald eagle one day last week which measured over seven feet from tip to tip.

  Quite a crowd of people both old and young enjoyed the party given at the home of Mr. Willie Harrison Saturday night.

  D. J. Lott and wife were the guests of P. B. Senterfitt and wife Saturday night and Sunday.

  Mrs. Annie Huston, of Montgomery, is visiting home folks this week.

  Miss Nellie Lott spent Saturday night and Sunday with Miss Sarah Garrett.

  Mrs. Nan Carter was the guest of Mrs. Hugh Harrison Saturday night and Sunday.

  Mrs. W. D. Clary spent Thursday with Mrs. W. A. Clary.

  The little three year old child of P. J. Summerlin and wife had the misfortune of turning a kettle of boiling water on her foot Sunday and was seriously burned.

  Dan Tyner, wife and children spent Sunday the guest of her parents.

  A party composed of Miss Amanda Summerlin, Edgar Clary and Jim Senterfitt spent Saturday night and Sunday in Paxton returning home Sunday afternoon accompanied by Miss Sarah Senterfitt who has been spending the past week with the Misses Holloway.

  Butler Garrett left Sunday night for Caryville where he will spend some time visiting.

  Jim Clary, John Senterfitt, and Johnnie Garrett were business visitors to Florala Friday.

  We are sorry to know that the little babe of Moses Davidson and wife is quite ill.

  Johnnie Clary, who has been working on a United States boat returned home Friday morning.

  Our time of meeting is on the third Sunday of each month.  S. W. Lock, pastor.

  Mrs. Turner is visiting her daughter, Mrs. W. E. Burke.

  The farmers are putting in full time these days getting the ground ready for planting.

  Rev. S. W. Locke’s health is fast improving and he is hustling his work like a young man.

  Lonnie Edge and wife visited the latter’s father, T. J. Faulk last Sunday.
FOR SALE—84 acres of good farm land 4-1/2 miles south of Crestview, with 15 acres cleared.  Very good cottage and out buildings. Price $4.50 per acre.  Crestview Land Co., Crestview, Fla.
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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, Gainesville, Florida, January 22, 1916—Notice is hereby given that Nancy Kennedy, of Blackman, Florida, who, on January 18, 1911, made homestead entry, No. 07731 (Serial No. 07731) for Northeast Quarter, 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 9th day of March, 1916.
  Claimant names as witnesses: 
John D. Kennedy, John H. Kennedy, Ben H. Kennedy, Henry J. Reed and, all of Blackman, 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, Gainesville, Florida, January 29, 1916—Notice is hereby given that Susan Cobb, of Rock Creek, Florida, who, on December 17, 1912, made homestead entry, No_______, (Serial No. _______) for SW ¼ of NW ¼, Section 6, Township 5 North, Range 25 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 10th day of March, 1916.
  Claimant names as witnesses:  H. A. Steele, Garrett Booker, Henry Wiggins and L. A. Fleming, all of Rock Creek, 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.
FOR SALE-80 acres of good farm land 2-1/2 miles East of Crestview. Price $830.00.  Crestview Land Company.
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
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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.
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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.
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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
  Ingratitude is one of the most damnable and soaring things mortal man has ever had to contend with.

  It isn’t necessary to discuss Mr. Catts’ eligibility at all.  The fact remains that he cannot qualify as a Democrat under the rules, and that puts the “kibosh” to him.--Tallahassee Record.

  That the Packing House at Andalusia will be complete and ready for business this spring, the farmers of Okaloosa County should raise plenty of hogs this year for their ready money crop instead of cotton.

  Ye gods and little fishes—The News is some kind of a “real” paper itself—or at least it ought to be if news from almost every section of the county spells anything in making a “real” county paper.

  If the country editors of Florida would get together and organize and advocate principles of true Democracy only they could control the politics of the entire State.  And it appears to us that some thing like this will have to be done before we ever get rid of rotten politics and politicians.

  The farmer’s bargaining power is not in proportion to his economic importance.  The value of last year’s crops was more than six billion dollars.  Suppose that one half, or even one third, of this vast sum was mobilized, organized, for the farmer’s benefit. What advantages could it weld for farmers in the markets of the county!

  If it requires a five year residence in Florida for one to be eligible to hold the office of governor, and if Mr. Catts came here in June, 1911, and is voted on in November, 1916, we do not see why his eligibility should be questioned.  They way to get rid of Mr. Catts is to defeat him at the polls.—Ocala Banner.

  All right, Mr. Farris, we are glad you sent us that letter, telling us that you are backing the state committee resolution. We’ve got both yours and Nathan Bryan’s numbers.--Palmetto News

  That shrieking and ear splitting mill whistle at Milligan is just far enough away to keep it from disturbing the Judge hen he is charging a jury at the will-be county site—Crestview.

  The County Journal, a six column four page paper edited and printed at Milligan by J.W. Mapoles, is the latest of new papers to make its appearance on our exchange list.  It is neat in typographical appearance, fairly well edited, and is well printed by the business houses of Milligan.

  In something like three columns of stuff Senator Hudson, candidate for Governor, tries to make himself plain as to his stand on the “Sturkle” resolution, but so far as we are able to decipher his sayings, it all amounts to the fact that the Senator, like Mr. Knott is astride the fence and trying to play the old game of politics—get in if I can resolutions and principles be damned.  Why not have said you were either in favor or opposed to the resolution.

  Ion L. Farris, of Jacksonville, is out in a long and tiresome tirade of hot air as to what he will stand for if elected Governor of Florida.  It’s our opinion that he had better been trying to explain his vote against all prohibition measures in the legislature of 1913-15, than to have been trying to justify himself as one of the leading “resoluters” of the State Executive Committee which is doing all in its power to prohibit hundreds of good democrats from voting in the June primary.  Farris might make a good King, Czar or Kaiser, but he wouldn’t do for a Governor in Florida.

  Governor Trammell, who is now a candidate to succeed Nathan P. Bryan in the United States Senate, is the only state official who has had manhood enough in him to come out and publicly denounce the “Sturkle” resolution which was adopted by the state executive committee in Jacksonville on the 6th day of January.  The Governor is right—he is a true Democrat and a gentleman, and is opposed to any religious test being prescribed as to the pre-requisite of any man voting.  Save it be the late and lamented Napoleon Bonapart Browark, Governor Trammell is, and has always been the greatest friend the common people of Florida ever had.

  The fact that the plutocracy and politicians of the State fostered that Catholic and anti-Democratic “Sturky” resolution is proven to the press boys of West Florida by the support given it by Mr. G. M. West, the millionaire editor of the Panama City Pilot, who flew to the South from the good old democratic (?) North about ten years ago.
  Guess that the editor of the pilot is trying to get even with Mr. Catts because he told the people of Panama City almost a year ago that if he was elected Governor he would put up a stop to so many banks going busted or being robbed in this State.
New Officers Elected
  At the regular annual Stockholders Meeting of the Crestview Land Company held at their office here Saturday.  H. J. Brett was re-elected President; C. B. Ferdon re-elected Vice-President; and W. H. Mapoles was re-elected Secretary-Treasurer.
  W. J. Rice, C. B. Ferdon, H. J. Brett and W. H. Mapoles were elected Directors.
  W. C. Blackwell returned Thursday morning from a trip to Montgomery, Ala.

  Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Boles, of Laurel Hill, visited their daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Coleman Tuesday.

  Wanted to buy or lease a nice comfortable home some where near the center of Okaloosa County.  Address B. H. Sutton, Milligan, Fla.

  J. C. Steele of Laurel Hill, L. Turner, Owen F. Lee and J. H. Burgess of Florala, passed through yesterday morning en-route to Munson on a business trip.

  D. A. Ewing, a prominent naval stores man of near Holt, passed through yesterday morning en route to Florala to look after his interests at that place.

  Quite a number of Laurel Hill’s citizens passed through here Friday morning en route to Baker where they attended the Teacher’s Institute.
  The News is especially proud of its representation through its county correspondents throughout the county.  These communications show that the people have an interest in seeing the best newspaper in Okaloosa County grow.  In other words it shows that the people like the news in the leading paper of the county.

  Miss Thelma Webb attended the Pensacola Bay Baptist Fifth Sunday Convention at Oak Grove, in Escambia County, Saturday and Sunday, and reports a nice trip.

  The editor and Mrs. Mapoles and three babies visited relatives and friends at Milligan Sunday afternoon.  While there we noticed considerable repairing on the old houses at that place.

  Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Ferdon made a flying trip to DeFuniak Saturday. Their boys who are attending College there returned with them and spent Sunday visiting friends.
Low Rates For Chautauqua Planned
  Interest in the DeFuniak Springs Chautauqua, which begins March 1, is already becoming noticeable and the Louisville & Nashville railroad has already arranged a number of excursions and special rates to accommodate the West Floridians who always attend the Chautauqua.
  It is expected that a big crowd will go from here the first day, as W.J. Bryan will lecture on the second day of the Chautauqua.
  Regular Saturday excursions will be run every week during the Chautauqua, the round trip being $1.00.  The usual Saturday and Sunday rate on regular trains of $2.65 for the round trip will again be in effect.  In addition to these rates, special popular priced excursions will be run over the L. & N. on the following dates:  March 4, 11, 18 and 25, and April 1 and 8.

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.

  Mr. and Mrs. John Garrett spent Sunday with Mrs. T. D. Edge.

  Miss Arrilla Huston spent Saturday and Sunday with Miss Minnie Bridges.

  Miss Ruth Henderson spent Sunday with Misses Arronia and Arzella Huston.
  James Huston spent Saturday and Sunday in Milton as a delegate.

  Miss Arronia Huston was in town shopping Saturday afternoon.

  Josh Jordan made a flying trip to Crestview Sunday.

  Mr. M. P. Hart had a gathering at his home last Wednesday.  The occasion was a rail-splitting.  Everybody evidently had a “rail” good time.  The dinner table “groaned” with good things, then after dinner some of the partakers groaned from partaking too bountifully.  While the men were splitting rails the ladies had a quilting bee.  Altogether it was a very enjoyable affair.

  Last Thursday Dorcas had a Farmers’ Institute with two speakers from the State Agricultural Department.  There was a very good attendance and much interest shown.  Dinner on the grounds was served b the Ladies.

  Mr. Trotman, County Superintendent of Education for Walton County and Miss Warren, Tomato Club Superintendent, were visitors at this place last Thursday.
  County Tax Collector and Tax Assessor visited our community on official business last Thursday.

  “Uncle Billy” Powell met with a serious accident last Friday.  He fell and fractured a rib on his left side and bruised his shoulder badly.

  Dr. Marshburn of Crestview, made a professional call this week to Mrs. John McCallum who had been quite sick for over a week.

  A. L. Hart and P. M. Griffith went to DeFuniak last Friday, returning Saturday.

  “Grandma” Hinote has been very sick for several days, but we are glad to note that she is slowly improving.

  Born to Mr. and Mrs. Ezra Hinote, a girl on Friday morning.  “Uncle Aleck” McCallum made the presentation speech and all concerned are doing well.

  Dr. Stephens, of Mossy Head made some professional call here on Friday.

  Jim McClellan’s baby is quite sick.  Dr. Stephens is attending.

  A. W. Powell made a trip to Lockhart on Friday last.

  A. J. Bolton and Rev. W. G. Miller went to Holly by auto last Saturday and returned Sunday.

 The Ladies Aid of the Congregational church held a social at the parsonage on Friday night and incidentally sold a five cent supper.  There was a large attendance and a very pleasant time was enjoyed.

  Saturday afternoon the farmers met and organized the Farmer’s Cooperative Union.  Good interest is being shown in the movement.

  J. M. Miller made a flying trip to the county seat Saturday morning.
More and Better Farming
  One of the greatest agricultural campaigns ever conducted in the south is to begin February 1st at Sneads, Fla., and end February 18th in Escambia County.
  This campaign brings to our attention many things of interest. It shows that we are living in an age of co-operation, that others outside of the state see the great possibilities within our state and that if we do our part in a few years the land that was once the home of the lonesome pine will be the home of prosperous farmers and then West Florida will assume the importance in agriculture that it should.
  The keynote of this campaign is diversification, for every farmer to produce what he eats at home, for the south to feed itself, for the south to keep the millions of dollars at home which are sent out each year for food products which can be raised at home.  If the system of farming advised by these men is followed, it means a saving of millions of dollars to the south—it means more gardens, poultry, hogs, cattle, better, richer and more productive soils and in the end a more prosperous citizenship.
  Think what it will mean to the community if all the money sent out of the county for food products is kept at home and spent among ourselves.  The money now spent for food products would paint many houses and build a few miles of road.
  Every farmer should attend one of these meetings.  It is to your interest.  You will learn something and the speakers will show how improvements will take place in a few years.  If you are interested in farming it is your duty to attend.
  This is an age of progressivism.  Of the officials of the L. & N. R.R. think West Florida is a good farming section and are willing to finance a campaign of this kind, surely all of us can attend.  Make your preparations now to attend this meeting which is the greatest that has ever yet been held in our state.  Meetings will be held at the following on the dates named:
  Milligan and Mossy Head, Thursday, February 10th, 2 p. m; Crestview and Laurel Hill, Monday, February 14th, 2 p. m; Garden City, Monday, February 14th, 7 p. m; Baker, February 7th, 2 p. m.

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Mass Meeting
  A mass meeting of the citizens of Precinct No. 17, which is Crestview, will be held tomorrow (Saturday) night at the Congregational church for the purpose of selecting someone to act as Executive Committeeman in helping to arrange for the primary.
  Every voter in the precinct is urgently requested to be present.
  Meeting to be called to order at 7 o’clock p. m. sharp.
  Remember this is something that must be attended to.

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.
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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

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THEO. STAFF, Manager
*This part of the paper is torn.  The items below appear to be in Garniers.
  Mrs. Griffith,  of ______________ who is stopping at ________________, visited Mrs. E. A. Mooney’s Friday.
  Mrs. Ransom Atwell, of Pensacola, accompanied her husband on his regular trip on the “Ella J.” to the Bayous last Friday.  Mrs. Atwell is a pleasant little woman and on her frequent trips up this way has made many warm friends who are always glad to have her come.
  Prof. E. A. Mooney is in attendance upon the new Santa Rosa Association Fifth Sunday Meeting which is convened at Milton Friday night, Saturday and Sunday.
  Quite a large number of picnic party boats have been in Nigger and Garniers Bayous from Camp Walton the past week, enjoying the fishing.  Trawling is the popular pleasure and past time of the pleasure seekers these days.  Fishing has never been better than now and the Bayous are about the only places where fish can be caught at all times of the year without the use of nets.
  Prof. E. A. Mooney attended to business in Laurel Hill last week.

  A. T. Fountain was visiting his family Sunday, returning to his position at Bagdad Monday night.

  Miss Ola Hinote, of Florala, Ala., and Miss Mary Cobb, of Baker, were visiting Mrs. A. T. Fountain Sunday afternoon.

  J. T. Martin and wife visited the L. A. Morgan and family Sunday afternoon.

  T. J. Hinote, of Florala, A. W. Powell and wife and A. J. Benton, of Dorcas, made a business trip to the Brown Belcher Mill Monday.

  Mrs. Powell spent the day with her niece, Mrs. A. T. Fountain.

  Miss Mae Moore was visiting in Milligan Monday.

  Miss Edna Hinote, of Florala, is visiting our community this week.

  Misses Mattie and Maggie Moore spent Saturday night with their aunt, Mrs. G. W. Moore of Milligan.

  Mrs. John Campbell, of Milligan, visited her mother at this place Saturday and Sunday.

  Dr. J. H. B. Miller, of Milligan, was here Sunday.

  Tom Hinote returned to his home in Florala Saturday night after spending several days with relatives in and around Milligan.

  I haven’t seen any dots from our community in some time, so if this escapes the waste basket I’ll try again.

  Not having seen any news from Milligan in your paper in some time, thought I would write and let you know that our burg is not dead yet, but we think it is asleep.

  The health of the town is very good at this writing.

  Mrs. J. A. Cain and sons spent Friday last at Crestview visiting Mrs. M. Cain.

  Prof. David N. Cutts passed through Milligan Friday evening.  He was looking for a goat to carry with him to the W. O. W. Lodge at Crestview.
J. A. Cain has been suffering with a cut hand for several days.
  Well Bill if this misses the waste basket I will try again.

  Finlayson’s has been and is now, a value-giving store.
  It has always been a store that set the standard of value on hundreds of articles.
  Prices at other stores were judged by the prices prevailing at Finlayson’s Store.
  This store has always advertised a savings of 10 cts. On the dollar on numbers of items carrying a “regular” price, and carried this advertisement out to the letter.
  This inducement to trade here still holds good.
  Items sold regularly at 50 cents and $1.00 elsewhere, you can buy at Finlayson’s Store for 45 and 90 cents.
  Ginghams, percales, cheviots, shirting and a great many other goods selling regularly for 10 cents a yard, you can buy at Finlayson’s Store for 9 cents a yard.
  In addition to these inducements, you will find here valuable premiums which I give free after you purchase a certain amount.
  These premiums consist of clocks, mirrors, rugs, or anything else equally valuable which you may prefer out of stock.

  As I haven’t seen any news from here I will try to send in a few.

  We are having some very cold weather here at present.

  The Rock Spring School is progressing nicely under the able management of Prof. J. L. Jones.

  A. H. Davidson and wife, J. W. Kennedy and wife were the guests of J. M. King and wife Saturday night.

  Prof. J. L. Jones returned Saturday from the Teacher’s Institute which was held at Baker.

  J. M. King’s saw mill is progressing nicely at present.

  Mesdames J. M. King and J. W. Kennedy were shopping and visiting in Falco Friday.

Good Roads Meeting at Falco February 12th
  There will be a good roads meeting at Falco, Alabama, February 12th at ten o’clock a. m, for the purpose of making plans for the building of a road from Andalusia to the Gulf, and fact is, Covington County has a move on foot for the construction of a hard road from Andalusia to the Gulf, and this meeting is one of the many that will be held in this connection.
  As this road will traverse Santa Rosa and Okaloosa Counties, we are expecting a delegation of people from both of these counties to come up and tell us where you want the road to go, and incidentally help us boost the project.
  We expect to have a big fish fry, with plenty to eat, so come on.  Remember the date, Saturday, February 12th.
A. C. Johnson, Pro Tem.

Malicious Falsehood
  It having come to our attention (Paper is torn at this place) character is circulating the fabulous report (Paper is torn) smallest consideration for which you can buy a lot in Crestview, we brand said report as a political and malicious falsehood by quoting sizes and prices on a few and assorted selection of our best and most costly lots ranging in distance from 300 yards to a half mile of depot.

Sizes and Prices
Resident Lots, 50 x 140 feet,                 Business Lots 25 x 140 feet, within
  within three hundred yards. of depot.    $25.00          three hundred yard of depot, on Hard Road.        $50.00

Resident Lots, 50 x 140 feet,                 Business Lots 25 x 125 feet, within three
  Within a quarter mile of depot                  hundreds yards of depot, on Hard Road.        $40.00
   On Main Street            $20.00                               
Resident Lots 50 x 140 feet, within            Business Lots 25 x 140 feet, within three
  a quarter mile of depot.        $15.00          hundred yards of depot.            $35.00

Resident Lots 50 x 140 feet, within            Business Lots 25 x 140 feet, within three
  a quarter and half quarter of depot.    $10.00          hundred yards of depot.            $25.00

Resident Lots 50 x 140 feet, within            These prices are guaranteed to remain the same for 8 months   
  one half mile of depot.        $  5.00        from date—Feb. 1st, 1916.

  Then we have a few one-half and four acre plots we are selling at from $125.00 to $200.00 per plot.  All this is within a half mile of the depot.
  Practically all the lots quoted above lay within fifty to one hundred yards of where the hard road forks going to Milligan and Laurel Hill, where there is now under way of construction a seven thousand dollar brick building and a five hundred dollar wooden building.  Better buy your lots before the best are picked out.

Ten Per Cent Off For Cash on All Purchases
Time payments, one fourth cash, with 8 per cent interest till paid, with payments made to suit the conveniences of purchaser.
  Per W. H. Mapoles, Sec. and Treas.

Notice of Administrator’s Sale
  Notice is hereby given that the undersigned Administrator of the Estate of Annie M. Edwards, deceased, under and by virtue of an order made by the Honorable A. G. Campbell, Judge of the Circuit Court of the First Judicial Circuit of the State of Florida, on the 29th day of January, A. D., 1916, authorizing me an administrator as aforesaid to take charge of the real estate hereinafter mentioned and sell same for the purpose of paying the outstanding indebtedness due to the said Estate of the said Annie M. Edwards, deceased, to-wit:
  Lot two (2) in Block “C” of the Baggett Addition of the Town of Milligan, Florida, fronting on King Street 100 feet and running back 200 feet, and being West of said King Street, and being in the Southwest ¼ of the Northeast ¼ of Section Twenty-Two (22), Township Three (3) North of Range Twenty-Four (24) West  in Okaloosa County, Florida.  I shall proceed to sell the said lands in front of the Court House door in Milligan, Florida, during the legal hours of sale to the highest and best bidder for cash on Monday, the 14th day of March, A. D., 1916.  Deed at cost of purchaser.
  Be sure that you attend the Mass Meeting at the Congregational church tomorrow, (Saturday) night.  This meeting is for the purpose of electing a County Executive Committeeman from the Crestview precinct.

  We hear that it is very probable that another nice brick building 50 x 100 feet will be begun in a few weeks.

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

  Mr. W. C. Carver, of Garden City, was in Crestview Saturday.

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

  Pasco Hart, Jim Griffith and J. M. Griffith were here from Dorcas Friday of last week.

  Mrs. A. D. Campbell and babies passed through from Laurel Hill to DeFuniak Friday night last, where she went to visit her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. L. McDonald.
  Mr. J. M. Miller of Dorcas, was here a short while Saturday morning and paid our office a pleasant call.  It is very likely that Mr. Miller will purchase some real estate here within the next few days.

  Horace Jones was in to see us Saturday and stated that he and Lonnie Edge had completed putting down the mill pump for the Clary boys at Garden City and that they would be ready to start their mill to cutting lumber in the next few days.

  John R. Smith was here from Bagdad several days this week.  He says he is figuring on moving his family back to this place.

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

  The knock of the hammer and the buzz of the saw can now be heard on all sides at Crestview.

  Miss Daisy Givens, of Laurel Hill, spent Tuesday here the guest of Mrs. W. H. Mapoles.

  Now that we have a first-class barber and apparently a gentleman with it, everybody in Crestview should patronize him, which is the only way by which he can afford to stay here.

  Mr. D. F. Herring, who has resided at Paxton for the past two or three years, has moved his family here and is now domiciled in one of the Ferdon dwellings on Main Street.  We welcome them to our town.

  A nice advertisement for Finlayson’s Cash Store at Laurel Hill will be found in this issue of The News.  Be sure you read it.  Then give him a liberal share of your trade when in that town.

  Be sure you read the page advertisement of the Crestview Land Company in this issue of The News.  It will pay you.

  William Daniel Wise, of Holt was here Friday and paid our office a pleasant visit.  He says that in his travels around over the county the past few days he is strongly of the opinion that Crestview will win out in the Court House election by a good majority.

  A. W. Powell, a good farmer of near Dorcas, was transacting business here Wednesday and paid our office a pleasant call.

  Hon. Jas. L. Clary, Clerk of the Court; and County Treasurer, P. J. Steele, were pleasant callers at our office last Wednesday.

  A. L. Smith was a visitor to Mossy Head last Sunday.  He informed us that Dr. Stephens of that place is figuring on moving to Laurel Hill.

  H. J. Brett and three children were here from DeFuniak Saturday.