Headline = The Okaloosa News

Vol. 1 Crestview, Okaloosa County, Florida, February 18, 1916
No. 20

To Work Turkey Creek Hill
  A letter from Hon. W. H. Spivey at Camp Walton, informs us that a large number of citizens from Camp Walton, Mary Esther, and Wright will meet at the Post Oak Ford on Turkey Creek next Monday morning with teams, plows and scrapes for the purpose of pulling down and hard-surfacing the bad hill at that place.
  They have requested all citizens at Crestview, who feel interested to meet with them at the proposed working place for the purpose of helping do the work.
  They say that if the Board of Commissioners do not feel inclined to help them in securing a decent road from Crestview to Camp Walton, that they will, with the help and co-operation of the citizens at Crestview, manage some way to get the road in a passable condition.
  The editor stands ready to do his full share in helping this project through.  What will the balance of Crestview citizens do?
  We heard the list by subscribing $2.50, and the money is ready at any minute.
  The citizens of Crestview can, and ought to raise at least $50.00 to help fix this bill.  Will they do it?
**********
E.P. THAGARD
Of Marion County, Candidate for
STATE COMPTROLLER
In The Next Democratic Primary
Your Support Will be Appreciated (Adv.)
**********
FARM DEMONSTRATION MEETING WELL ATTENDED AT CRESTVIEW
 About 200 Good Farmers and Citizens Present Apparently Much Good Has Been Accomplished
One Dipping Vat to be Built.
  Notwithstanding the chilly weather which prevailed here Monday, there were at least two hundred interested farmers and citizens of Crestview and vicinity to turn out and listen to the lectures of the agricultural experts whom have been touring West Florida for the past fifteen or twenty days.
  The editor of The News acted as Chairman of the meeting and introduced as the first speaker, Mr. Wm. James, who most efficiently handled the subject of “Diversified Farming.”  He used a large map illustrating the subject as he spoke.
  Mr. E. A. Miller, being the next speaker, took for his subject “Tick Eradication.”  He also used a map and illustrated his subject very eloquently.  He showed to the people where if they would rid their cattle of ticks they could get from one to three cents more per pound for them.
  Next was a general talk by Mr. S. J. Green, who corroborated practically everything the other speakers had said.
  The regular lecture course being over, Mr. John Lester of Pensacola, who is an expert in marketing all kinds of farm products, stated that if the farmers here or elsewhere would guarantee as many as twenty car loads of sweet potatoes during the latter part of July, he would send out a buyer who would pay good prices for same.
  Since the speaking, Mr. C. B. Ferdon has informed the editor that he is arranging to erect a dipping vat on his large farm for the purpose of riding his stock of the tick pest.
**********
  Messrs. J.H. Miller of Big Lake, Minnesota, and W. O. Evans of Mobile, Ala., were accompanied here yesterday afternoon by Mr. H. J. Brett from DeFuniak.  They were prospecting and talked as though they might return here and invest.
**********
Circuit Court Convenes Monday, February 27th
  The first term of the Circuit Court to be held in the new county of Okaloosa, will convene at Milligan, Monday morning, February 27th.
  The News will not publish the names of the jurors as the other papers have done for the reason that it is a violation of the law.
**********
J. H. Smithwick
Is The Winning Candidate
For Congress
  Because he understands the people and the people understand him, and not because he is a politician.  He has never before sought office at the hands of the people.
  He is the choice of those who know his qualifications because they apply the same rules in selecting their officials as they would in employing a person to do their private work.
  The Third District needs an active and reliable man in Washington.
 A Vote for Smithwick is a Vote For the Welfare of The District:::(Adv.)
**********
Subscribe for The Okaloosa News.
**********
Candidates in The Primary
  The following are the officers to be elected in the June primary:
  One for United States Senator
  One for Representative in Congress
  Two for Justices of the Supreme Court
  One for Governor
  One for Secretary of State
  One for Attorney General
  One for State Comptroller
  One for State Treasurer
  One for State Superintendent of Public Instruction
  One for Commissioner of Agriculture
  Two for Railroad Commissioner
  One for Adjutant General
  One for State Chemist
  One for Assistant State Auditor
  One for Judge of the Circuit Court
  One for State’s Attorney
  One for Representative in the Legislature
  One for State Senator
  One for Supervisor of Registration
  One for County Judge
  One for Sheriff
  One for Clerk
  One for Tax Assessor
  One for Tax Collector
  One for County Superintendent
  One for County Surveyor
  One for County Commissioner in each Commissioner’s District
  One for member of the School Board in each District
  Four candidates for delegates at large to the national convention and two district candidates
  A member of the National Executive Committee
  Five Presidential Electors
**********
The Way Others See Us.
  The following is an extract taken from a letter written by Mr. C. D. Wallace of Rockingham, N.C., to his son at this place, Mr. W. G. Wallace, and shows what people away from this place think of The News and its editor.
  “Well, the little paper that you are sending me is coming all O.K.  I take delight in reading it.  The editor seems to be a hustler.”
**********
  Hugh McLaughlin who has been working at Munson passed through yesterday morning en route to Paxton, where he goes to accept a job with the Paxton Mill Co.  He says that he has caught up with “his at Munson.”

  Mr. C. R. Ferdon purchased a fine pair of mules the first of the week.  He now has four plows turning over the soil preparatory to planting his crop in the spring.

  See D. F. Herring for your carpenter work of all kinds. Either day labor or contract work.  Satisfaction guaranteed. Crestview, Fla.  (Paid Adv.)
**********
CRESTVIEW, LOGICAL PLACE FOR COURT HOUSE
COUNTY CORRESPONDENTS.

DORCAS
  The spring germ has gotten into the veins of some of the farmers and plows are being started, and almost everybody has attack of the spring garden fever.

  J. M. Miller, A. W. Powell, C. H. Powell and J. D. McCallum went to Milligan in A. J. Bolton’s car last Tuesday.

  Uncle Archie McDonald started to drive to Milligan Tuesday morning but his horse was taken sick on the way and he was obliged to turn back.

  Hilary McSwain is attending school at Laurel Hill.

  Miss Eola Powell, one of our popular young ladies attending school at Laurel Hill, is home over Sunday.

  A.L. Hart is off to Harris again this Monday morning and Mrs. Earnest Hart goes back with him to her home.

  A.W. Powell has a contract to cut and put in the river about 40,000 logs and is building a log camp about four and a half miles from Dorcas.

  The Ladies Aid met with Mrs. Each at the parsonage on Thursday afternoon and resolved themselves into a quilting bee and thus spent a very pleasant time.

  Rev. A. C. Johnson, of Falco, Ala., began a series of meetings here on Friday night and they will continue over Sunday.

  If you are not already a subscriber become one TODAY.

OKALOO
  As we see that the Okaloo news passed the waste basket last week we will come again.

  Mrs. Sutton, of DeFuniak, was called to the bedside of her little grandchild, Jessie Sutton, Saturday.

  Miss May Belle Gordon was the charming guest of Mrs. Mack Tyner Monday afternoon.

  Mrs. F. M. Willis was the pleasant caller of Mrs. Campbell Wednesday afternoon.

  J. B. Sutton made a business trip to Laurel Hill Saturday afternoon.

  R. L. Willis was transacting business to Crestview Thursday.

  Mr. Burleson was the guest of his daughter, Mrs. Coca Sutton Friday afternoon.

  John Richards, of Baker, passed through here en route to Laurel Hill Friday.

  Misses Callie Burleson, Alma and Ethel Willis visited Mrs. Coca Sutton Saturday afternoon.

  Mrs. Harper was the pleasant visitor caller of Mrs. Tyner Tuesday afternoon.

  Eben Burleson, who is teaching school at Deerland was visiting home folks Saturday.

  Little Miss Jessie Sutton is very ill with fever.  We hope for her a speedy recovery.

  E. E. and W. D. Willis made a flying trip to Laurel Hill Sunday morning.

  Sheriff B. H. Sutton accompanied by his deputy, Doc Smith, were through this community Saturday subpoenaing the jury for the spring term of court.

  There are some Sacred Harp singers in the community that will attend the sing at Garden City next fourth Sunday.

  Miss Adelia Tyner was the charming guest of Mrs. Mack Tyner Sunday afternoon.

  R. L. Willis was transacting business in Laurel Hill Friday.
**********
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.
  Signers:
    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
**********
M. M. Sullivan
Attorney-at-Law
Milligan – Florida
**********
E. R. Marshburn, M.D.
Physician and Surgeon
Office next door to Post Office
Phone call, short, long, short, long.
Crestview, Florida
**********

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.
**********
Subcribe for The Okaloosa New.

HEAD  QUARTERS
For Aragon Brand Shirts, Pants, Overalls, Neckwear, Belts, Hosiery, Notions, Laces, Embroideries, White Goods, Etc., Etc.
Ask For KEIFFER BROS. SHOES
For the Whole Family
Falcon Brand and Stetson Hats
BEST PRICES ON ALL
C. H. GRIFFITH
CRESTVIEW, OKALOOSA COUNTY, FLORIDA
**********

LEGAL NOTICES

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
  Land Office at Gainesville, Florida, February 4, 1916—Notice is hereby given that Rufus L. Madden, of Garden City, Florida, who, on November 17, 1900, made homestead entry, No. 00031, (Serial No. 00031) for SE ½ of NE ¼,  and NE ¼  of SE ¼, Section 6, Township 4 North, Range 23 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 23rd day of  March, 1916. 
  Claimant names as witnesses:  W.A. Wilkes, J.W. Wilkes, J.B. Madden, and J. J. Lawrence, all of Garden City, Fla.-- Robert W. Davis, Register.

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 by the said Estate of the said Annie M. Edwards, deceased, to-wit:
  Lot Two (2) in Block “C” of the Baggett Edition 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 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, during the legal hours of sale to the highest and best bidder for cash on Monday, the 6th day of March, A. D. 1916.  Deed at cost of purchaser.
John M. Anderson, Administrator.
**********

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
Political Announcements

FOR STATES ATTORNEY.
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)

FOR STATE SENATOR.
  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)

FOR CIRCUIT JUDGE
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.
Respectfully,
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.
Respectfully,
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.

FOR SHERIFF
  I hereby announce myself a candidate for the office of Sheriff of Okaloosa County.  I have during the short time which I have filled the office by appointment, endeavored to faithfully discharge my duties as Sheriff , and I hope my work has meet the approval of the general public and voters of the county to the extent I will receive a good support at the coming primary, which will be held on June 6th.  If re-elected, I promise as good service as heretofore, and will endeavor to do even better.
B.H. Sutton

  I hereby announce myself a candidate for the office of Sheriff of Okaloosa County, Florida, subject to the Democratic primary in June 1916.  I will appreciate the support of all voters, and if honored with the Office will try to show you my appreciation of your support by the way I fill the office.
Very respectfully,
  Geo. W. Cooper

FOR CLERK CIRCUIT COURT
 I hereby announce myself a candidate to succeed myself as Clerk Circuit Court of Okaloosa County, and will appreciate your vote and influence in the Democratic Primary on June 6th.  If elected I promise a faithful performance of the duties the office requires.
Jas. L. Clary.

FOR COUNTY JUDGE
 I hereby announce myself a candidate for County Judge in and for Okaloosa County, subject to the actions of the Democratic Primary, and respectfully ask the support and influence of all voters.  I promise to fill the office to the best of my ability if I am elected.
J.T. Mapoles

FOR TAX ASSESSOR
  I wish to announce myself a candidate for Tax Assessor of Okaloosa County and if I am elected I shall pledge a faithful performance of the duties of that office and will appreciate your vote and support.  Thanking you in advance.
Yours truly,
  W. W. Etheridge.
**********

A TOWN THAT WINS
  What makes a town grow into a city while others with equally good locations remains a village?  It is because in the one case there are men of push and energy, who are not afraid to spend their time and money to improve their town.  Wherever they go they tell of the advantages of their town; they write about it in every letter; send newspapers to every acquaintance whom they think can be induced to visit their town, and when any one visits it shows him all the attractions of the place and treat him with such kindness that he falls in love with them and the town at once.  They don’t give advertisements and spend their money with a paper out of their city to get up a boom edition.  They spend it with the home papers.  A town that protects home industry always wins.—Chipley Banner.

PATRONIZE YOUR RURAL MAIL ROUTE
  The fact that the House of National Congress has passed a bill appropriating twenty-five million dollars to help build good roads wherever good rural mail routes are maintained, is a most excellent reason why everyone living on a rural mail route should patronize same freely by taking and subscribing for papers, magazines, etc.
  If this bill appropriating twenty-five million dollars passes National Congress, which it very likely will, it is possible that this county will receive at least four thousand dollars in helping build good roads through every section of the county where good daily rural mail routes are maintained.
  Another Rural Service bill now pending in Congress, reads in part thus:
  “That in cases where daily service on standard horse-drawn vehicle routes has been established, and an average of less than 3,000 pieces of mail per month are handled for three consecutive months, the service shall be reduced to a tri-weekly service.  That daily service shall be established and maintained on standard horse-drawn vehicle routes wherever in the reorganization of such routes or the establishment of new routes an average of 3,000 or more pieces of mail per month will be handled for three consecutive months.  That whenever a tri-weekly service has been established and an average of 3,000 or more pieces of mail per month have been handled for three consecutive months, such tri-weekly service shall be increased to daily service.”
  Thus you see if there is not three thousand pieces of mail handled by your carrier each month for three consecutive months, your route will be decreased from a daily to a twice weekly service.  Better see your carrier at once and find out how many pieces of mail he is delivering on your route each month.  And if he says less than three thousand pieces, you had better get busy and write a lot of post cards, letters, etc.  Then too, you and your neighbor had better subscribe for two or three good papers, being sure to remember to list The Okaloosa News, the Official Organ of your county, in the number for which you subscribe.  It cost you only $1.00 per year, and if you will take and read it, and heed its editor’s advice, it will save you several times that amount in less than six months.
  So it is we again advise every person in Okaloosa County receiving their mail on a rural route, to see and talk this matter over with their mail carrier.
**********

We negotiate loans on improved
FARM LANDS
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
**********
Political Announcements

FOR TAX COLLECTOR
  I hereby announce myself a candidate for the office of Tax Collector in and for Okaloosa County, subject to the Democratic Primary, and I promise a faithful performance of the duties of the office if I am elected. I feel that I am entitled to one full term in the office that I may prove my worth as a public servant and I believe that the people will give me a full term.  Asking your support and influence.  I am
Yours for business,
J.A. Richbourg

FOR TAX ASSESSOR
I hereby announce myself a candidate for the office of Tax Assessor in and for Okaloosa County, subject to the Democratic Primary and I promise if elected a faithful performance of the duties of the office.  I feel that I am entitled to one full term in the office so that I may prove my worth as a public official and I believe that the people will award me a full term.  Asking your support and influence I am,
Yours to please,
Geo. H. Webb

FOR COUNTY SUPERINTENDENT
  I hereby announce myself a candidate for the office of Superintendent of Public Instruction of Okaloosa County, Florida, subject to the Democratic Primary in June, 1916.  I will appreciate the support of all voters and if honored with the office will try to show you my appreciation of your support by the way I fill the office.
Very respectfully,
W.C. Pryor.
**********
In Circuit Court of Okaloosa County, First Judicial Circuit of Florida.
S.M. Duffey, Complainant vs. Pat Duffey, Defendant
 On Monday the 13th day of April, A. D., 1916, the defendant above mentioned Pat Duffey is requested to appear to the bill of complaint filed herein.
  This order to be published once each week for eight consecutive weeks in the Okaloosa News, a weekly newspaper published in Okaloosa County, Florida.  Done and ordered at Milligan, Florida this the 16th day of February, A.D. 1916.
Jas. L. Clary, Clerk Circuit Court
**********
THE SUPREME TEST
  All those wishing to vote in the coming primary should not forget that there is a “test” of more importance than any “religious,” “secret order,” or “whatnot” sort to be complied with.  All poll taxes for 1914 and 1915 must be paid, or there will be “nothing doing” in the voting line either in the primary or any other election.  Pay your dues, or stand around and watch us members in good standing vote.—Munson Times.

  There being nine new political announcements appearing in this issue of The News, when the plant is just being installed in its new building, makes it rather hard for us to pay each of them their usual complimentary write up this week but we will try and tell who they all are in our next issue.  So rest easy boys, you can read a few of the things we know about you next week.

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

  L. E. Bowers was a business visitor to DeFuniak Monday.

  Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Henderson moved to their nice new home on Davis Boulevard Saturday.

  Rev. D. C. Allen filled his regular appointment here Sunday, preaching to large and attentive congregations at each service.

  The News family is under obligation to Mr. and Mrs. W. R. White for a mess of extra fine rutabagas which was presented us for Tuesday’s dinner.

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

  R. J. Henderson has purchased himself a new “R.C.H.” automobile. He says it is the only real automobile in Crestview—the balance being Fords.

  Just received a fresh line of Toilet Goods of all kinds at W. G. Wallace’s.  These goods are made by the California Perfume Co. and took first prize at the San Francisco Exposition.

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

  Mr. Claudy Jones and sister, Miss Vera, left Tuesday morning for Andalusia for a few days visit with their grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. P.J. Campbell.

  The Crestview Café has just received a new line of the California Perfume Co.’s Toilet Goods and take this method of asking you to inspect them.  The goods are guaranteed and the prices low.

  Messrs. W. B. Corrothurs, John H. Collins and T. J. Finn were here Wednesday putting out advertising for the Mardi Gras which holds in Milton on the 24th, 25th, and 26th of this month.

  The editor spent Saturday night in Laurel Hill, and attended the meeting of the Modern Woodmen of America.  Several of the businessmen there informed us that business conditions were steadily improving.

  W. R. White and W. T. Mathis are to be commended for the civic pride they have taken in the town recently in trimming up a lot of trees and opening up a new street leading up by Mr. Mathis’ handsome new residence.

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

  Be sure you read the half page advertisement in this issue telling all about the Mardi Gras to be held in Milton on the 24th, 25th and 26th of this month.

  Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Garrett, Jr., and their three babies, and Mr. Garrett’s sister, and Miss Minnie Mapoles, all of Milligan, spent Sunday here the guest of the editor and family.

  The editor accompanied Hon. Jas. L. Clary and Mr. Littleton to DeFuniak Tuesday on Mr. Clary’s Ford auto, making the trip from here there, a distance of thirty miles, in one hour.

  The Sacred Harp singing at the Methodist church, which holds here on each second Sunday, is always well attended and much enjoyed.  In fact Crestview has one of the best classes of Sacred Harp singers in this section of the country.

  Hon. W. A. McLeod of Milton, who is in the race for State Senator for Okaloosa and Santa Rosa Counties, was here seeing the voters Monday and handing out cards.  Mr. McLeod is a splendid Christian gentleman and thoroughly competent to represent the people in the State Senate.

  Job printing of the quality kind at The News office.

  Mrs. James Griffin, of Panama City, and Miss Ruth Buchanan, of DeFuniak and Cleve Prescott and Victor Powell, of DeFuniak, passed through Monday evening en route to Milligan to visit friends.

  Mr. and Mrs. R.B. Rucker were pleasure visitors to Baker Saturday afternoon.  They say that Baker is a nice and fascinating little town, but hasn’t yet put on the city like appearance like Crestview is doing.
  The east side of Okaloosa should be well represented in Milton during the Mardi gras.  Let’s all go down and get acquainted with the people who are now more or less jointly interested with us in the governmental affairs of our county.

  N. E. Bridges, of Garden City, was here Saturday and purchased four business lots near where The News office is located.  He informs us that he intends building on one or two of them in the near future.

  J. A. Hussey, of Ponce de Leon, and Eugene Boan, of New Orleans, La., were here Friday of last week and Mr. Boan purchased seven very choice and desirable city lots while here, and said that he would begin some building on them in a short while.
**********

E. R. Marshburn, M.D.
Physician and Surgeon
Office next door to Post Office
Phone call, short, long, short, long.
Crestview, Florida
**********
It is meat preservative you need if you have pork to save.  See L. E. Bowers.
CRESTVIEW CAFÉ
W.G. WALLACE, PRO.
Short order meals at your own price.
Train lunches for     25 Cents.
Light Groceries a Specialty.
Cigars, Cigarettes and Tobacco.
Coca-Cola, Chero-Cola and Sher-a-Coca.
Fruits, Candies and Pies.
Agent for California Perfumes and Toilet Goods.
CRESTVIEW CAFÉ
Crestview, Fla.
(Okaloosa, County)
**********
FOR SALE—Eighty acres good new Okaloosa County soil, one and a half miles southwest of Crestview.  Address L. E. Bowers, Crestview, Florida.
We Solicit Accounts
  Of merchants, trustees and individuals on the understanding that we will do our utmost to be a HELP in BUSINESS or be ready any time to give them the benefit of our advice or suggestions in all business transactions.  We not only offer safety and strength, but every possible courtesy.
BANK OF LAUREL HILL
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
**********
J. T. Mapoles Candidate For County Judge
To The Voters of Okaloosa County:
  After carefully considering the matter, I have decided to be a candidate before the coming primary for the office of County Judge in and for Okaloosa County.  I have no excuse to offer for this except that I want the office, and I feel that I am as competent to fill it as any man in the county.  I was appointed last September to hold office till January 1917, which gives me only fifteen months in the office.  I feel that I should be given at least one full term of four years in the office that I may prove my worth as a public official.  I have tried to fill the office faithfully and conscientiously, doing what I thought to be right, regardless of whether it pleased others or not.
  I am taking no stock in the court house fight, nor do I expect to do so.  It doesn’t matter with me where the people put the court house just so they keep me in the office of County Judge.  I am perfectly willing for the people to settle the question and I will be satisfied with whatever they do in the matter.
  I will not be able to make an active canvass of the county the duties of office being such as require my entire time.  This being the case, I am going to have to rely upon my friends to speak a good word for me, and to advise their friends and neighbors who I am.
  I shall greatly appreciate the support and influence of all voters, and I promise a faithful performance of the duties of the office if I am elected.
  Very truly yours,
     J. T. Mapoles.

GARNIERS

  Mr. and Mrs. E. R. McKee were recent visitors to Camp Walton.

   Dallas Duncan, of Town Point, is up on the Bayou at his writing.

  Leon Weekly, substitute carrier, was on the mail line last Monday owing to the absence of Mr. D. J. Howell, contractor, on account of illness of himself and other members of his family.

  Messrs. Graham, of Five Mile Bayou and W. H. Spivey of Camp Walton called on E. A. Mooney last Friday in business.

  Bennie Wittich, of Pensacola, was at Garniers one day last week guest of Mr. and Mrs. L. D. Guinot.

  Henry Wright has gone to bring his wife and boy home who have been on an extended visit to relatives in Alabama and to her mother at Dorcas.

  Mr. and Mrs. L. D. Guinot were called to Pensacola last week owing to the serious illness and death of Mrs. Guinot’s stepmother.  On their return to Garniers they were accompanied by Dr. and Mrs. C. W. D’Alemberte of Pensacola who will spend a while here for the benefit of the doctor’s health.  He is convalescing from a long and serious illness of typhoid pneumonia, and his many friends everywhere are glad to know of his improved condition of health and hope his stay on the Bayou will prove beneficial in every way tending to promote his health.
**********

”LUCK”
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.
THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK
Capital, Surplus and Undivided Profits Over $50,000
DeFuniak Springs, Florida
**********

GULF VIEW HOTEL
Camp Walton, Florida
Electric Lights and Steam Heated
Hot and Cold Baths
$2.00 Per Day  $10.00 Per Week
Theo. Staff, Manager
**********

Raney Orders Committee to Meet Again
  Tampa, Feb. 16—Chairman Raney of the State Democratic Committee today decided to reconvene the committee as a result of the protest over the “religious” resolution passed.  The date will later be announced.
For Sale—One good Jersey cow.  See L. E. Bowers.
**********

MILTON MARDI GRAS
February 24, 25, 26, 1916
February 24            February 25        February 26
Santa Rosa and             Pensacola and         Milton and Farmers Day
Adjoining Counties Day        Governors Day

Parades Every Day—Confetti Every Night
            Special Decorations and Electrical Effects
AEROPLANE FLIGHTS ON FEBRUARY 25 and 26
A full sized torpedo boat destroyer will be blown up in the river by the aviator who will drop bombs from the sky.  Athletic events of all kinds.
12 large shows under canvas, 50 concessions, big Ferris Wheel, Merry Go Round, two big free sensational acts, an Autodrome where a young lady will drive a racing auto at ninety miles an hour on a wall straight up and down.  CORONATION BALL, AUTO RACES.
PROF. CORELLA and his royal Mexican band will furnish music.

State and County Directory
  Clerk Court, Jas. L. Clary.
  Sheriff, R.H. Sutton.
  County Judge, J.T. Mapoles.
  County Treasurer, P.J. Steele.
  Tax Assessor, Geo. H. Webb
  County Superintendent, W.C. Pryor
  Supervisor Registration, J.W. Kerce.
  Commissioners:  J.H. Givens, Laurel Hill; J.W. Baggett, Jr., Blackman; W.J. Davis, Deerland; B.P. Edge, Niceville; R.A. Rosier, Milligan.
   School Board:  W.F. Wilkerson, Milligan; W.H. Spivey, Camp Walton; W.H. Jones, Laurel Hill.
  Temporary County Site:  Milligan.
State.
  Governor, Park M. Trammell.
  Secretary State, H. Clay Crawford
  Treasurer, J.C. Lansing
  Comptroller, W.V. Knott
  Commissioner Agriculture, W.A. McRae
  Attorney General, T.F. West
  State Superintendent, W.N. Sheats
Churches.
  Baptist-Services each 2nd Sunday, 11 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. - Rev. D.C. Allen, Pastor.
  Methodist-Services each 3rd Sunday, 11 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. - Rev. J.R. Ansley, Pastor.
  Congregationalist-Services each 4th Sunday, 11 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. - Rev. J. E. Each, Pastor.
  Southern Methodist-Services each 1st Sunday, 11 a.m. and 7:30 p.m., Rev. Sellars, Pastor.
  Union Sunday School-Every Sunday at 10 a.m. Congregational Church building.  Everybody invited to attend.
Lodges.
  F.&A.M.  Regular communication each 3rd Saturday.  J.E. Davis, W.M.
 W.O.W.  Regular communication each 4th Saturday.  W.F. Arnett, C.C.
  E.R. Marshburn, Clerk.
**********

FINLAYSON’S CASH STORE
  Has always 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 saving 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, shirtings and a great many other goods selling regularly for 10 cents a yard, you can by 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 our stock.
LAUREL HILL, FLA.  D.T. FINLAYSON, LAUREL HILL, FLA.
**********

The Game of Education
  Suppose it was perfectly certain that the life and fortune of every one of us would one day or other depend upon his winning or losing a game of chess.  Don’t you think that we should all consider it to be a primary duty to learn at least the names and moves of the pieces?  To have a notion of gambit, and a keen eye for all the means of giving and getting out of a check.  Do you not think that we should look with a disapprobation amounting to scorn upon the father who allows his son or the state which allowed its members to grow up without knowing a pawn from a Knight? 
  Yet it is a very plain and elementary truth that the life the fortune and the happiness of every one of us and more or less those who are connected with us to depend upon our knowing something of the rules of a game infinitely more difficult and complicated than chess.  It is a game which has been played by untold ages.  Every man and woman of us being one of the two players in a game of his or her own.  The chess board is the world.  The pieces are the phenomena of the universe.  The rules of the game are what we call the laws of nature.
  The players on the other side is hidden from us.  We know that his play is always fair, just and patient.  But we know to our cost that he never overlooks a mistake or makes the smallest allowance for ignorance.  To the man who plays well the highest stakes are paid with that sort of overflowing generosity with which the strong shows delight in strength, and the one who plays ill is check-mated without hast.—Contributed.
**********

To The Okaloosa News
Dear Mr. Editor:
  I am writing to you knowing that The News is one of the best papers of the new county, and in position to know, and give out the information the public needs and wants, asking you to explain why that at the commissioners meeting of January 24th the Rev. D.F. Sutley of Milligan, Fla., gave bond to carry a gun.
  I find that a goodly number of our churches are condemning the action in conference, and we are being asked by members of other denominations why our Baptist preacher would want to carry a gun.  The public knows well that there is no wild vermin on Yellow River to necessitate the carrying of a gun, and that surely a man called of God would not, under any circumstances hurt a hair on the head of his fellow man.
  It may probably be that the preacher is being unjustly criticized on this matter, and it may be that there is things connected with it that should be uncovered.
 This article is not written in any unjust criticism, but that the Baptist cause in general shall not suffer by it any longer.  I am sure that the Baptist have greatly suffered by this already, but some one would say, why?  This is a little thing.  That’s true, but it’s the little sins that hurt us.
  Success to The News the best paper in Okaloosa.  May she live long and her tribe increase.
  A Baptist.
  We know nothing of this matter whatever, therefore we beg to be excused.  The columns of The News is open to Rev. Sutley in giving an explanation for himself. (Ed.)
**********
California Grapes and Peaches, Virginia Apples and famous, Indian River, Florida Grown Oranges.
Crestview Café, Crestview, Fla.
**********
E. Porter Webb,
Physician and Surgeon
Office in Laurel Hill Pharmacy.
All calls answered promptly – day or night, rain or shine.
Female Diseases Given Special Attention.
Phone 7.  Laurel Hill, Florida.
**********
FOR SALE-80 acres of good farm land 2-1/2 miles East of Crestview. Price $830.00.  Crestview Land Company.
**********
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.

Malicious Falsehood
  It having come to our attention that some unscrupulous character is circulating the fabulous report that $60 is the 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 the depot.
Sizes and Prices
Resident Lots, 50x140 feet, within three hundred yds of depot.            $25.00     

Business Lots 25x140 feet, within three hundred yards of depot, on Hard Road.                                                     $50.00

Resident Lots 50x140 feet, within a quarter mile of depot on Main Street        $20.00   

Business Lots 25x125 feet, within three hundred yards of depot on Hard Road                                                     $40.00

Resident Lots 50x140 feet, within a quarter mile of depot.                        $15.00           

Business Lots 25x140 feet, within three hundred yards of depot.         $35.00

Resident Lots 50 x 140 feet, within a quarter and half quarter of depot.        $10.00       

Business Lots 25x140 feet, within three hundred yards of depot           $25.00

Resident Lots 50x140 feet, within one-half
mile of depot.                           $ 5.00       

These prices are guaranteed to remain the same for 8 months 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.
CRESTVIEW LAND CO.
Per W. H. MAPOLES, Sec. and Treas.
**********

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
**********

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.
**********

  If you want peace, plenty and prosperity, come to Okaloosa.  We have it all.

  The improvements of this section of Okaloosa County are a thousand times better now than they were six months ago, which shows that the new county was the best thing for the people to ever happen.  Still some people said that division would ruin us.

  To show our appreciation of our friends who have placed their announcements in this issue of The News, of which there are eight, we are mailing out two hundred copies extra of our regular paid subscription list of over six hundred, which makes a total of over eight hundred copies of The News printed and circulated this week.

  With the thousands of good and fertile acres of land laying idle in Okaloosa County we can see no mistake in our County Dads appropriating a few cents in getting out a nice booklet telling the outside world of our natural advantages.  This kind of scheme has paid in other counties by bringing in thousands of good farmers, and it would do likewise for Okaloosa.