The Okaloosa News
Vol. 2. Crestview, Okaloosa County, Florida, April 28, 1916 No. 30
Both Crestview Churches Held Easter Services--Congregational in Morning and Methodist in Evening
The Easter services at the Congregational church was one of the most beautiful ever rendered at this place. The children from four years up, were well trained--neither of them making a blunder or hitch in their recitation.
The songs were fitting and appropriate, were well rendered by some of the best singers of the town.
The church was most daintily and beautifully decorated with green Ivory vines and Easter Lilies, cut flowers and potted plants.
The children as well as the grown ups were very pleasing in their Easter attire, and all did their part well in carrying out the program given below:
Song by the school.
Devotional service, Rev. Joseph E. Each.
Welcome address, Vida Bell Bowers and Myrtice Mathis.
Song, “He Arose,” Mr. and Mrs. L.E.Bowers, Mrs. W. R. White and Rev. Joseph E. Each.
Recitation, “Easter” Gifford Bowers and Gladys Powell.
Recitation, “The Lord is Risen,” Mary Neel.
Recitation, “Ten Little Gardner’s.”
Recitation, “Carols of Easter,” Mrs. W.H. Mapoles.
Recitation, “The Geranium’s Story,’ Pebel Powell.
Recitation, “Out of the Tomb.” Fannie Atwell.
Song, “Beautiful,” Mr. and Mrs. L.E. Bowers, Mrs. W.R. White, and Rev. J. E. Each.
Recitation, “Gethsemnee,” Miss Lola Powell.
Recitation, “The Savior Hath Risen,” Miss Ruth Henderson.
Duet, “What Shall the Harvest Yield,” Mrs. W.H. Mapoles and Miss Thelma Webb.
Recitation, “An Easter Legend,” T.B. Henderson.
Recitation, “The Conquerors Col____,” Rhyne Frater.
Recitation, “An Easter Gift,” Miss Alice Frater.
Recitation, “The Worlds Easter” Miss Thelma Webb.
Song, “Near The Cross.”
Recitation, “A Pocket Full of Dimes,” Mallinee Mapoles.
Solo, “A Little Bit of Love,” Miss Alma Johnson.
Recitation, “How far Does Love Reach?” J.T.B. Henderson.
Benediction, Rev. J.E. Each.
In the afternoon at 2 p.m. we again gathered to further celebrate the day. We gathered at the Methodist Church in answer to the invitation of Mr. J.H. Nelson, Superintendent of the Crestview Sunday School to take part in an Easter egg hunt, not only were the members of that Sunday School invited, but the public at large. The good ladies took charge of the eggs and Mr. C.B. Ferdon drove the car to the public square where they were securely hidden; while this was taking place the choir entertained us with some choice songs; shortly, however, we were informed that all was ready, then we were all lined up and marched to the chosen place, there was about one hundred and fifty in the parade with the little folks in the lead, as we reached the grounds before the little folks were turned into their separate spot a picture was made of the whole group*, then at the word from the manager all started on the search. It is no use to say that this was fully enjoyed by all.
At 7:30 p.m. sharp everyone that could possible get inside the M.E. church was there and as the curtains were raised a beautiful parade took place, each member of the exercise marched to his respected place. The drill was followed by the different songs and recitations, as the program printed last week stated. Rev. Jas. Ansley, Pastor of that church, delivered a brief lecture on “The Meaning of Easter.” After one and one-half hours of enjoyment were dismissed by Rev. Ansley. This is one of the many days of note to go down in the history of Crestview.
(The above articles of the Easter exercises of the two churches were furnished us by the members for publication. The editor is author of neither.)
* IF ANYONE HAS A COPY OF THIS PICTURE PLEASE CONTACT BAKER BLOCK MUSEUM. IT WOULD BE GREAT TO BE ABLE TO MAKE A COPY OF THIS PICTURE. Donna Wright.
For the best of everything in Hardware, see or write Fisher Hamilton at Milton.
J.T. Mapoles Candidate For County Judge of Okaloosa County
If elected, I promise to devote my entire time to the office and to serve the people faithfully to the best of my ability. I will appreciate your support and influence.
I ask your support in accordance with the old Democratic custom of giving faithful officers a second term. (Advertisement.)
The following is a program of the W.M. Rally to be held with Yellow River Baptist Church, May 18th:
10:00 a.m.--Welcome song and address.
10:15 a.m.--Report on woman’s work of Florida by Mrs. E. Porter Webb.
10:30 a.m.--Report on woman’s work of the new Santa Rosa Association by Mrs. T. Holley.
11:00 a.m.--Woman’s work discussed by Rev. A.J. Preston and Rev. Sidney J. Catts.
We ask that each society of our association make a report to Mrs. T. Holley, Laurel Hill, Fla., at once as to what you have done, and what you receive to do this year. Don’t forget the sisters. Send your reports to sister Holley at once that she may be able to make out her report.
We want you to send a delegation to meet with us on the above named date. Don’t forget that orphan collection. Send us a large pounding to be sent to the Florida Baptist Orphan’s Home.
Mrs. Virginia Johnson
For the Committee.
(Okaloosa Leader, County Journal and Milton Gazette please copy.)
Florida’s First’s and Only’s
Florida has at Pensacola, the “Deep Water City,” the finest harbor on the American coast south of Norfolk, with the Gulf Naval Station and two forts of historical interest. And off in the Gulf, deep water fishing. At Apalachicola are found the best oysters beds south of Norfolk. At Tampa another fine harbor and the largest cigar industry in the Union. At Key West--the most southerly city in the United States, with a railroad ferry to Cuba. And Key West is something of a cigar town, too.
At Miami, steamer connections with Nassau, a British possession. Near Palatka is the only camphor plantation in America.--West Palm Beach Sun.
S.N. Cox was here a short while from Milton yesterday looking over his annexation now being built to his hotel.
Sam Russell and Bid Snowden of Beaver Creek, were here a short while Monday evening.
OKALOOSA’S 2ND TERM OF CIRCUIT COURT
One Case Tried, Several Carried Over, One True Bill Found.
The second term of the Circuit Court of Okaloosa county convened Milligan Monday morning with Hon. A.G. Campbell presiding as Judge, and Hon. John P. Stokes Prosecuting Attorney.
The court was opened with prayer by Rev. B.D. Sutley.
The jury was then sworn in and the docket taken up, and all cases save one was carried over till the next term.
The one case tried was R. A. French vs. Dr. Spears, which resulted in a verdict for the plaintiff.
With nothing before the court it drug along till the Grand Jury made its presentment Tuesday, wherein they only found one bill, which was against a negro for aggravated assault. The negro made bond and carried the case over.
This completed the second term of the circuit court in Okaloosa county, the court being in actual session less than two days, which speaks mighty well for the county.
The Grand Jury’s presentment, which is a short one, will appear in next week’s News.
“The Old Spanish Trail.”
While in Baker Tuesday afternoon Mr. Hardie Locke, City Engineer, who is going over “The Old Spanish Trail” making maps of the route and measuring distances, came into town and in conversation with several of the citizens at that place we heard him state that so soon as the bridge was built across Yellow River at the Griffith Ferry, the northern route of “The Old Spanish Trail” would be in good condition all the way from Crestview to Pensacola, the route to go from Crestview to Baker, to Munson, to Chumukla Spgs. To Molino, to Pensacola. He says the distance from Crestview to Pensacola over this route will be 89 miles measured, whereas the Southern route from Crestview via of Milton to Pensacola would, if ever completed on account of the Escambia river, be about 65 miles.
Since talking to Mr. Locke we have learned that the contract to build the bridge at the Griffith Ferry specifies that the bridge is to be completed by June 1st.
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CIRCUIT JUDGE, FIRST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA
I hereby announce my candidacy for the Democratic nomination to the office of Circuit Judge for the First Judicial Circuit of Florida in the primary of June 6th, 1916, and solicit the votes and support of the Democrats of Walton, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa and Escambia Counties.
FOR MEMBER SCHOOL BOARD, DIST. NO. 3
I announce myself a candidate for re-election as a member of he school board for third district of Okaloosa County. I have no desire to become a politician but I am very much interested in the educational, moral and religious development of the boys and girls of this new county of ours and if the good citizens of the third district see fit to elect me in the democratic primary on the 6th day of June, I will endeavor to serve them, and the county at large, to the very best of my ability.
Very truly yours,
The spring term of court usually is the signal for the opening of the county campaigns; from now on to the finish in June candidates will be unusually active.
A letter from Mr. Will Etheridge of Baker, states that he has, on account of ill health, withdrawn from the race of tax collector of Okaloosa County. However, he wishes to thank his many friends who had proffered him their support and influence for the position.
Hon. W.H. Spivey of Camp Walton, has his announcement in this issue of The News for re-election as member of the School Board from District No. 3. Mr. Spivey has made good in this position, and it is our opinion that the people of his district could do no better than to re-elect him for another term.
The announcement of Hon. Kirk Monroe of Pensacola, for Circuit Judge will be found in The News. Be sure you read it. He is a splendid good man and a well qualified lawyer, and if he is elected, no doubt he will fill the office with credit to himself and honor to his district.
Notwithstanding it was his second attempt, Hon. Jas. L. Clary filled his position as Clerk of the Circuit Court, during the session of the court Monday and Tuesday, with as much ease and dignity as though he had held down the position for a number of years. Jim is qualified and knows how to do things.
“Our deal old Uncle Samuel” has decided not to withdraw the United States troops out of Mexico just at this particular time, nor until Villa and his band of marauders are completely wiped off the face of the globe. It is our prediction now as at the first, that the Stars and Stripes will have to float over the torn republic before peace and order is established in Mexico and safety is assured to our border towns.
Governor Park Trammell is steadily gaining ground and it now looks like he will run as far ahead of his opponents in the senatorial contest as he did in his race four years ago. This is easily explained. The governor has always stood for the people in matters affecting their welfare and the people never forget him at election time. In Park Trammel they know they have a true and tried friend. Bonifay Advertiser.
YOUR’RE WRONG, BROTHER
Bill Mapoles is a candidate for re-election to the legislature. If Bill and Rube Allyn are among the chosen ones at the June primaries, there will be no dull days during the next legislative session.--Lakeland Telegram.
High Cost of Paper
Lakeland Telegram: A representative of a large concern which furnishes paper to printing establishments, stated to the writer that he anticipated more failures and suspensions among newspapers and printing offices within the next ninety days than for the entire period covered by the past several years. Paper and all other material used in printing have gone to such ruinously high prices that there has never been a period in the history of the printing business when it was so hard to make the amount received for a piece of printing cover even the cost of production, much less afford to profit. On many grades of paper used for printing the price recently has advanced 100 per cent, and the same is true of ink, type, material, etc.
The next regular meeting of the Okaloosa Medical Society will be held at Camp Walton, Fla., on May 2nd, at 10 a.m. All doctors in the county are requested to be present, as we will have Dr. J. Harris Pierpon(t)?, of Pensacola, who is our councilor from this district, with us.
The Gulf View Hotel has arranged with the president of the society to furnish boats free for a trip to the Gulf, and ask that we furnish our bathing suits, as he was unable to supply them. The hotel offers to feed the society at 35 cents a plate. Let every doctor in the county, and all others who may come, and lets have a good day.
Signed E.Porter Webb, M.D., President
E.R. Marshburn, M.D., Secretary-Treas.
J.T. Mapoles For County Judge
He is running on his own merits, and not on the demerits of his opponents.
He had rather go down in defeat than to ride into office by misrepresentations and falsehoods hatched up and circulated against others for political purposes. He takes no stock in dirty political tricks.
He stands for the enforcement of the law regardless of the results. If a law is bad it should be repealed, not ignored. He believes in Justice tempered with mercy where mercy is deserving.
He doesn’t believe that the sane, sober-thinking men--men who have to bear the burdens of upholding the state and county governments--are ready and willing to turn down a competent and faithful official simply for an experiment.
He will appreciate your vote and influence in the coming primary, and he will, if elected, strive to so fill this important office that the law-abiding, peace-loving and God-fearing voters will have no occasion to regret his election. (Advertisement)
To All Candidates
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Cards printed by The News job office are vote getters. So don’t fail to give us your next order.
Florida Birds Make Edison Records
Thomas A. Edison is having “the time of his life” in the wilds of Florida, according to reports reaching his home. The electrical “wizard” is making records of he songs of his favorite birds. This is accomplished by a silent recording phonograph he invented.
Florida Knights Templar
The twenty-second grand commandry of the Knights Templar of Florida opened its sessions at Orlando and hundreds of sir knights from all parts of the state were in attendance. All of the grand officials of the state were present. Miami was chosen for the 1917 convention.
$1,500,000 For Good Roads
The largest contract ever made in Florida for road work was let at Bartow by the board of commissioners--$1,500,000--for 240 miles of hard surfaced roads. Asphalt is the material chosen. The contract was let in five sections. It is contingent upon the people of the county voting the bonds.
Alabama Cottonseed Crushers
It is very probable that the annual convention of the Alabama Cottonseed Crushers Association will be held in Pensacola again this year. If so it will be the fourth consecutive year that the crushers have met in Pensacola.
Had Passed Century Milepost
At the advanced age of 105 years, Mrs. Rosario Gonzallez passed away at her home in West Tampa. Mrs. Gonzallez since her early womanhood was a strict vegetarian. She was born in Cuba and is survived by a large family.
Kiss Cost Atlanta $20
A man who gave his name as F.J. Hyland and who said he was a broker from Atlanta, Ga., was fined $20 in the city court at Louisville, Ky., for kissing the maid at a local hotel.
Tampa Mayor Re-elected
D.B. McKay has been re-elected mayor of Tampa, after a hot campaign, in which he was opposed by F.C. Bowyer. McKay has served one term of two and one of four years, and is elected for another of four years.
Despondent Cuts His Threat
L.F. Ballard, prominent in business circles at Ocala, Fla., committed suicide by cutting his thoat. He went into the backyard at his home to commit the act. Business worries is given as the reason for his rash act.
Probe of Lynching Asked
Reports received stated that citizens of Washington County, Florida, have requested Governor Trammel to investigate the lynching at Vernon of John Dykes, postmaster at Greenhead, who was charged with killing S.A. Walker. Charges against officials of the county in connection with the lynching were contained in the communication.
Soap cards next. The German government will regulate the sales of soap and will limit the amount to 100 grams per person a month. The purchaser must present a “soap card.”
Jas. L. Clary for
Clerk Circuit Court
Okaloosa County (Adv.)
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)
To the Democratic Voters of the Counties of Walton, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa and Escambia Counties.
I respectfully submit my candidacy for the position of State Attorney of the First Judicial Circuit of Florida. The endorsement for this position will be made by the Democratic voters in the above named counties at the primary election held on June 6th, 1916.
Your vote and support will be greatly appreciated.
W.M. Hartenbach. (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.
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.
To the Democratic Voters of the First Judicial Circuit of the State 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.
At the solicitation of a few friends, but mostly of my own decision, I hereby announce myself a candidate for Representative of Okaloosa County, to be voted for in the Primary of June 6th, 1916. If elected I promise a faithful performance of my duties in the office, and I will be the Representative of the people of the whole county.
Permitting optimism and true Democracy to prevail, the eventual privilege is insured and maintained, hence, sustaining due respect for and obedience to my respected competitors and electors in general, I am constrained to enter the political race for and to represent Okaloosa the youngest county in the state in the ensuing legislature of Florida thus giving the electors an opportunity to exercise their discretion in casting their ballots. If they deem my ability commensurate to the task of __________ the requirements of said office, and honor me therewith, I am a candid in asserting that I don’t believe they will find grounds for misplaced confidence.
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.
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.
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.
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 that my work has had the approval of the general public and voters of the county to the extent that 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.
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.
FOR MEMBER SCHOOL BOARD DISTRICT NO. 2
Believing that I can be of much benefit to the whole people of Okaloosa County, and especially to those of School District No. 2 as a member of the Board of Public Instruction, I hereby announce myself a candidate for this office and respectfully solicit the votes and influence of every voter in the District in the primary on June 6th. If you are already pledged, I will appreciate your second choice vote.
Lewis E. Bowers.
In response to strong inducement from different parts of the county, I hereby announce that I will be a candidate in the Democratic Primary of June 6th, 1916 _____ of Sheriff of Okaloosa County. In the event of my being nominated I pledge a faithful, impartial performance in the _______ pertaining to the office. If you have already pledged yourself to any other candidate I solicit your second choice vote.
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 ____ ________.
To the Democratic Voters of Okaloosa County.
At the earnest solicitation of many people from different parts of the county, I hereby announce myself as a candidate for the office of County Judge of Okaloosa County, subject to the action of the Democratic Primary of June 6th, 1916, I respectfully solicit the support and influence of the voters in the primary. I am connected with no special interest, political or otherwise, I _______ squarely before the people the people, ready to support their interest as a whole to the best of my ability, should I be their choice.
Alfred L. C______
To the Democratic Voters of Okaloosa County.
I hereby announce myself as a candidate for the office of County Judge of Okaloosa County, subject to the action of the Democratic Primary to be held on June 6th, 1916.
I will greatly appreciate your support and vote for this important office, and if elected I will perform every duty of the office to the very best of my ability.
Yours very respectfully,
FOR CLERK CIRCUIT COURT
I hereby announce my 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.
After carefully considering the _______ of friends, I announce myself a candidate for the office of Clerk Circuit Court of Okaloosa County subject to the actions of the Democratic Primary June 6th, 1916, will appreciate the support and influence of all, I promise to faithfully perform the duties of the office.
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 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 ____ ____ my full term. Asking your support and influence. I am
Yours for business,
I hereby announce myself a candidate for the office of Tax Collector in and for Okaloosa County, subject to the Democratic Primary, subject to the action of the voters in the Primary to be held June 6th, 1916. If ________ I promise a faithful performance to fill the duties of the office, and it is upon this promise that I solicit your vote and influence.
FOR MEMBER BOARD DISTRICT 1
After considerable pressure being brought out in my favor I have at last yielded myself to the wishes of my friends and will be in the race for member of the school board from District No. 1, in the coming primary June 6. Assuring you of my best efforts should I be elected, I ask for your support.
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 ______ a full. Asking your support and influence I am,
Yours to please,
Geo. H. T_____
FOR COMMISSIONER DISTRICT 5?
We are authorized to announce Mr. B.P. Edge, the present County Commissioner from District 5?, a candidate to succeed himself, subject to the actions of the voters of the district in the Democratic Primary to be held the 6th day of next June.
FOR SUPERVISOR REGISTRATION
I hereby announce myself a candidate for re-election the office of Supervisor of Registration of Okaloosa County, subject to the Democratic Primary on June 6th, 1916. Your vote and influence respectfully solicited.
I hereby announce myself a candidate for the office of Supervisor of Registration subject to the actions of the Democratic Primary of June 6th. Will appreciate your vote and support.
FOR COMMISSIONER DISTRICT 2
The many friends of Mr. I.S. Jones announce him a candidate for County Commissioner for District No. 2, subject to the actions of the Democratic voters at the primary to be held June 6th, 1916.
FOR JUSTICE OF THE PEACE District No. 2
I hereby announce myself a candidate for the office of Justice of the Peace of Okaloosa County, Florida, subject to the actions of the voters in the primary to be held June 6th, 1916. I haven’t any promises to make only pledge myself to perform the duties of the office to the best of my ability. If I am honored with the office your vote and influence will be highly appreciated.
Allen J. _________
Wants Wealth to Carry its Share of Burden
The Supreme Court of the United States has recently decided that the federal income tax law is valid and enforceable. I am in favor of continuing this law in force and strengthening it if necessary, so that the wealth of country may be required to pay its just proportion of the taxes. The territory within the Third Congressional district is susceptible of great agricultural development and such development is essential to the prosperity and happiness of our people. I am in favor of amending our currency laws so as to assist in financing the farmers without the charge of burdensome rates of interest on loans made to them. Vote for me and I will work and vote for the bills that will be of greatest benefit to the farmers.
Five general stores
One livery stable
One barber shop
One grist mill and feed crusher
Two turpentine stills
One cotton gin
One bank under construction
Another store under construction
A good dentist
A bottling works
An electric lighting plant
Saw mill, not less 100,000 feet capcity
The court house--being the most centrally located town in Okaloosa County
I. Brown, a traveling man, lost a foot when he fell under a train at Jacksonville.
A number of charters have been issued during the past week by the office of the Secretary of State.
Between 75 and 80 Progressives of Florida met at Atlantic Beach and selected delegates to represent the state at the national convention at Chicago.
A publication has been started at Jacksonville in the interest of the motion picture industry. It is called “The Silent Drama.”
Jacksonville’s movie colony was augmented by the arrival of Henry W. Savage, the well known theatrical producer, with a large company of motion picture players.
The commencement exercises of the Citrus High School at Inverness, proved to be unusually entertaining and were attended by a large audience.
Florida crop conditions around the coast were never better and reports gathered from everywhere show that the corn crop in this state is up and doing well.
With large delegations from every chapter in the state attending the twelfth annual session of the grand chapter of Florida, Order of the Eastern Star, was held in Jacksonville.
Directors of the Manatee County Chautauqua Association have closed a contract with the Redpath Lyceum Bureau for the lyceum course of 1916-17. There will be six members, beginning in December.
A Birmingham construction company has been awarded the contract to build the Panama Park School building at Jacksonville. Sixty thousand dollars is the appropriation for the work.
With Oscar Conklin, of Miami, as president, and S.J. Triplett, of St. Cloud, as vice-president, the 1917 meeting of the Florida State Press Association will be held in Jacksonville.
The sixty-first annual session of the grand lodge of Florida Odd Fellows was held at Sanford. The city was decorated for the occasion. Lodges from all parts of the state were represented.
The Florida Presbytery convened at St. Augustine in the Memorial Presbyterian Church. Rev. W.H. McCombs, of Ft. Pierce, preaching the opening sermon. The meeting was largely represented.
A company of investors has purchased for $170,000 cash a tract at Miami, and will develop it extensively. A residence tract will be improved at a large outlay at Miami, and $100,000 will be extended in the development of a tract at Vero.
Officers and the medical staff of Flagler Hospital were elected at the annual meeting of the board of trustees held at St. Augustine. Dr Andrew Anderson, who has been the hospital’s greatest benefactor, was elected president of the board of trustees.
Frank A. Wood, of St. Petersburg, candidate for governor, and Hon. Perry Wall, of Tampa, candidate for United States Senator, spoke to a large audience at Perry. Messrs. Wall and Wood are touring the state independent off the state campaign committee itinerary.
The following commissioners were elected to represent the Florida Presbytery at the general assembly, which meets in Atlantic City in May; Rev. A.W. Price, of Green Cove Springs; Rev. G.V. Albertson, of DeLand; Elders W.C. Edmundson, of Auburndale, and A.S. Nelson of Kissimmee.
After an illness of three months, Silas Wright Bretzfield died at St. Augustine. Mr. Bretzfield with his wife, made his winter home in St. Augustine during the past several years. Mr. Bretzfield held a high position for forty years with the Pullman Company and he was a personal friend of Mr. Pullman.
The work being done by the port commissioners at Jacksonville in constructing the municipal docks is progressing rapidly and the interest being taken in the matter by the people of Jacksonville, as a whole, serves to show that the docks will soon be the most interesting of any river docks on the East Coast.
Every school in Florida where there are one hundred students or more over fifteen years of age will be eligible under an amendment adopted by the United States Senate to the army bill to receive instruction in military tactics from a competent regular army officer detailed for the purpose.
Placing itself at the call of Uncle Sam for service in Mexico, a company of sixty Spanish War Veterans was organized at the meeting of the Major Thomas W. Woodruff Camp at Jacksonville. The company is designated as Company A, and is the result of a general order sent out by Commander Cowart.
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 of Walton County. Those who care to investigate as to my qualifications are referred to any of my acquaintances who are fair minded and are 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 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 known, and I hope it is true, the generous support being accorded 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 Spirngs, Fla. (Adv.)
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Ion L. Farris
Candidate For Governor
If we can cut out the fee system we can save hundreds of thousands of dollars to the people of this State.
We must go about this thing in a sensible and business like way.
In the legislature of 1915, I introduced a bill, which is now a law, under which al fee officers in the State are required to report to the State Comptroller all fees collected, and all expense of conducting their offices. These reports have been made and some more will be made before the legislature convenes again.
With the information before them the members of the next legislature can cut out the fee system and in its place provide another system under which officers will receive fair and just compensation and thousands and hundreds of thousands of dollars will be saved to the tax payers.
Your next Governor will be in office when the legislature meets again. He can recommend that the legislature do away with the fee system, he can help frame the bill to do it, and can help the people make the fight before the legislature.
By work, and not by talk alone, I have shown you that I am with you in this fight. I believe that I am the proper man to represent you in the Governor’s office to help make this fight.
I must rely upon you to help me in this fight.
I will appreciate what you may do for me. I will be thankful for your vote.
Ion L. Farris (Advertisement)
The Friends of Hon. Erny Amos
Announce Him the Leading Candidate For State Comptroller in Okaloosa County.
(Pd. Political Adv.)
FOR SALE- 80 acres of good farm land 2-½ miles East of Crestview. Price $850.00. Crestview Land Company.
DENSE TO SERVE FIFTEEN YEARS
Final Chapter in Sensational Trial
IS SENT TO RAIFORD
Dense Was Tried For the Shooting of His Wife Several Months Ago--She Recovered From the Wound Received, But Was Left Totally Blind From the Injury.
Within the next few days Frank B. Dense, sentenced at Jacksonville, Fla., by Judge J.M. Peeler, in the criminal court, to serve fifteen years in the state penitentiary, for an attempt to murder his wife, will begin his prison term at Raiford. Several weeks have intervened since the trial at which Dense was convicted, pending argument for a new trial, which was denied by the judge. Immediately after hearing the argument Judge Peeler denied the motion and meted out sentence in the case.
Dense is alleged to have shot his wife through the head with a pistol while applying hair tonic to her hair at their home on the night of December 19. Mrs. Dense finally recovered from her wound, but was left totally blind. Later, Dense, while in custody at the county jail, attempted to blind himself by inserting a pin in his eye. Both husband and wife were prominent local people and the case caused no little interest while being aired before the court.
TOURISTS STILL LINGER
St. Augustine Hotels Well Filled With Guests
Although the month of April is well advanced, and in former years was regarded as the end of tourist season, the hotels at St. Augustine are still well filled with tourist, with high prospects for a continuance of the busy season until the end of the month. The hotels report heavy booking for the remainder of the month, many tourist in the southern part of the state planning to break their homeward journey by a stopover of a few days in St. Augustine.
The business of the late season is unprecedented, and is regarded as an intimation that winter visitors are beginning to appreciate the fact that April is the most delightful month of the year in Florida, while one of the most unsettled in their northern homes.
FIRE: LOSS OF $200,000
Large Lumber Plant Burned Near Jacksonville
The Gress Manufacturing Company’s big milling plant, about eight miles south of Jacksonville, Fla., was completely destroyed by fire, entailing a loss of $200,000 or more.
The plant which had a capacity of 150,000 feet a day, together with fifty acres of lumber, was entirely wiped out. Several small houses in the immediate vicinity were burned, also machine shops and other buildings adjoining the main plant. The fire started from sparks in the turpentine retort.
MAN SLAYER LYNCHED
Bonifay Jail Stormed and John Dykes Put to Death
John Dykes, who shot and killed S.A. Walker, at Greenhead, south of Bonifay, Fla., was taken from the Washington County Jail after a mob overpowered the jailer and lynched.
Sheriff Farrier, en route to the scene of the shooting lost control of his machine, which turned over, breaking the sheriff’s leg and breaking Deputy Sheriff Harols’ arm in two places. This accident, together with the killing, intensified the feeling of the residents, which led to the lynching.
Florida Editor Dies
W.L. Nuckolls, a well known Orlando newspaperman, died at his residence at Orlando, after an illness of some time. Mr. Nuckolls started in the newspaper business in Orlando some eighteen years ago and during that time gained a reputation as an efficient and conscientious worker and he has many friends throughout the state who will regret the hour of his passing.
Notice To Correspondents
Please mail your items each week on Mondays 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.
Mrs. Jerry Jordan of Howell, came up Sunday night to spend a few days with relatives.
Mrs. W.G. Wallace and son Clayton of Crestview, are spending a few days with her parents.
Wesley Edge spent Saturday in Pensacola on business.
Several from here took in the ice cream supper at Crestview Saturday night.
Most everyone attended the Easter services Sunday morning and night, also the egg hunt in the afternoon. Every one reported a most enjoyable time.
W.D. Houston is spending some time in court this week.
Rev. J.H. Sutley filled his appointment here Saturday night and Sunday.
Mrs. Pearl Railey returned to her home at Red Oak, Ala., last Wednesday after a few days visit to relatives.
Mrs. Geo. Jordan and daughter Lizzie, returned home last week from Niceville.
P.L. Hand made a business trip to Pensacola last week for the purpose of buying a saw mill outfit. This is a splendid step in the direction towards the advancement of our section of the country, as there is considerable timber which should be made into lumber for use in improving our property.
Prof. and Mrs. E.A. Mooney attended Easter exercises of the Young People’s Union at the Sunday School room, and visited friends at Five Mile Bayou last Sunday.
W.N. Hartgrove, wife and little son, spent Saturday night and Sunday at Camp Walton.
Martin Sullivan of Montgomery, and L.D. Guinot of Pensacola, spent several days here since our last, looking after business interest. Mr.Sullivan to see about some extensive improvements which are being made on his place here, and Mr. Guinot looking out for his interest at the Dye plant on Black Point.
Lewis Hand, who is fishing at East Pass, spent Sunday here with his home folks.
The friends of Capt. W.H. Keeler are pleased to note great improvement in his condition. He is able to assume his usual duties and make his regular trips to the post office in favorable weather.
D.J. Howell, our mail carrier, is spending this week in Milligan attending court. He being on the jury.
Mrs. Bertha Hand visited friends last Sunday at Five Mile Bayou.
Deputy Forest Supervisor, W.F. Hill, of Pensacola, was a visitor here the first of the week.
Miss Ettie L (I.) Rogers of Wright, was the guest of Mrs. E.A. Mooney last Tuesday.
Rev. David Miller filled his regular appointment here Sunday.
D.E. Hilton and family of near Baker spent the weekend here the guests of Mrs. Hilton’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. R.L. Willis.
H.A. Clark and family is visiting from friends and relatives near Opp.
Quite a crowd attended the Easter egg hunt given at the home of Mr. Willis Sunday afternoon. All reported a most enjoyable time.
S.B. Burleson made a business trip to Claroy Saturday.
S.B. Burleson and family, Billie Burleson and family, H. Cawthon and wife, J.B. Sutton and wife, Albert Burleson and wife, and Mrs. Campbell were pleasant callers to the home of R.L. Willis Sunday afternoon and enjoyed some good music. Mrs. H. Cawthon performed on the organ.
Miss AlmaWillis left here Sunday for Baker where she will spend a while with friends and relatives.
Uncle Horace Hart was a visitor to Miss Campbell’s Sunday and also attended the sing.
E.E. Willis spent last Sunday here with his parents.
R.L. Willis and D.E. Hilton were visitors to Laurel Hill Saturday.
Charley and Val Moore attended the sing here Sunday afternoon.
Julius Rhoades of Baker, was in our community Friday.
John Stokes and wife were among those who dined at the home of Mr. Fleming Sunday.
Miss Annie Gordon is visiting friends and relatives near Milligan.
Eben Burleson is visiting DeFuniak this week.
Our sing at Central was quite late Sunday evening on account of the egg hunt.
A much needed rain fell Thursday night and gardens and crops show its good effect.
George Williams, Sr., is preparing to build an additon to his dwelling.
Miss Bertie Booth was quite sick Thursday night and Dr. Marsburn of Crestview, was called to attend.
W.C. Pryor of Camp Walton, was looking up friends around Dorcas on Wednesday and Thursday.
On Tuesday Rev. W.G. Miller went to Hacoda, Ala., for a visit and returned Friday.
B.H. Hart is in the Bay country looking after his stock.
Mrs. Garrett of Milligan, who has been visiting her daughter Mrs. J.D. McCallum, for a few days, returned home Friday evening.
Samson Hart went to Milton Friday with an auto load of dressed hogs.
W.R. White and wife and L.E. Bowers and wife of Crestview, attended the service here Sunday afternoon.
It is estimated that 200 people attended the special Easter srevice of the Sunday School on Easter Sunday. The service was made up of various exercises, drills, recitation and songs and many expressions of pleasure and commendation was heard. The children acquitted themselves well and on the whole it was a very pleasant day.
For Sale or Trade---A 6 H.P. International Gasoline Engine to go at a bargain for cash or will trade for steam engine. A.L. Hart, Dorcas, Fla.
We are sending a few items from Baker this week.
Mrs. Nettie Lee and baby were visiting Mrs. Lee’s parents Mr. and Mrs. Lester, last week.
Mrs. Davis of Baker, called on Mrs. A.W. Langley Thursday afternoon.
Mrs. Pearl Baker of Bryan Chapel, visited her mother Mrs. Brooks, last week.
Miss Willie Langley of Baker, was a caller at Milligan Saturday morning.
J.W. Kierce of Baker, went to Laurel Hill on business Saturday morning. Mr. Kierce is one of our leading candidates.
Born to Mr and Mrs. Frank Morris a fine boy.
Quite a crowd attended the Holiness meeting Sunday night.
Charlie Day and Miss Emma Hobbs were quietly married at the home of the bride’s parents Sunday.
Rev. A.W. Langley filled his regular appointment at Culvarilly Saturday and Sunday. Rev.Langley is doing some good work at that place.
Mrs. Emma Peaden was visiting her brother Rev. A.W. Langley, last week.
Easter was nice and warm.
The Easter-egg hunt was enjoyed by many children and some grownups.
Mrs. James Smith returned from the hospital at Pensacola Saturday. Sorry she did not improve much while there.
Just received at the Dixie Drug Store a fresh lot of fine candy also a lot of nice stationery.
Will Peak was run over by an automobile last Saturday night and badly bruised up, though he is improving.
Kirk Monroe of Pensacola, was among the voters here last week.
Amos Woodward took a trip to Pensacola Sunday.
The trained nurse who has been attending to Wm. Johnson returned to her home in Pensacola the first of the week.
The Civic League has had a wagon engaged to haul debris out of town. The work this organization is doing is praiseworthy.
J.W. Evans, the Sheppard-Evans furniture man of Milton, spent Thursday here.
When in town drop in at the Dixie Drug Store and quench your thirst.
Lenea Carr has opened up a pressing club here.
A good roads committee has been organized here and promises great things.
Henry Holt went to Crestview Sunday.
The finest line of cold drinks, cigars, candies, stationery and perfumes will be found at Dixie Drug Store.
E.V. Terry is trying to organize a baseball club. He say if he is successful the other towns can look out.
Several of Holt’s citizens made a trip to Milligan the first of the week.
Made under Sec. 24, Chapter 4322, Laws of Florida, 1895, showing the amount of taxes charged to the Tax Collector of Okaloosa County, Florida, to be collected for the year 1916 and the apporitionment of same to the general funds for which such taxes have been collected up April 1, A.D. 1916.
Total of all $54,038.87
Total credits 17,804.41
Total uncollected $36,234.46
APPORTIONMENT OF FUNDS
General Revenue Fund
Balance uncollected 5,291.68
Balance uncollected 9,977.70
Balance uncollected 9,159.50
Fine and Forfeiture
Balance uncollected 2,850.79
Special School Bond, Baker
Balance uncollected 311.72
Special Road and Bridge Dist. No. 1
Balance uncollected 1,816.87
Balance uncollected 1,432.20
Balance uncollected 4,064.86
Balance uncollected 514.00
Aggregate Sub School Districts
Balance uncollected 815.14
Jas. L. Clary, Clerk Board County Commissioners, Okaloosa County, Florida
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Drummer Cox of DeFuniak, was in town Tuesday.
Vote for Geo. H. Webb for Tax Assessor of Okaloosa County. (Adv.)
Horton Powell of Campton, was a visitor in our city Sunday.
Billie Brown of galliver, was a pleasant caller here Sunday.
J.D. Cobb and Mr. Robinson made a flying trip to Baker Tuesday.
N.E. Bridges was among those that attended court at Milligan Monday.
Rev. Jas. H. Sutley of Milligan, passed through here Saturday en route to Silver Springs.
W.H. Mapoles had the task of rendering his county service on the jury this week.
John and Obie Adams and H.J. Brett of DeFuniak, were business visitors in Crestview Tuesday.
Charles Emmett, a contractor and builder of Milton, has a crew of men here at work building the addition to the Crescent Hotel.
J.W. Mapoles, editior of the Milligan Journal, accompanied by his wife attended the ice cream supper and dance here Saturday night.
A good many from and other parts in Okaloosa County attended court at Milligan the front end of the week.
Fisher & Hamilton of Milton, handles all the latest brands of domestic paint and dyes. When in need of such write them.
Chas. Cox, owner of the Crestview Hotel has a crew of carpenters here building an addition of five rooms and two bathrooms to this already commodious hotel.
Remember in order that you may vote in the state and county primary June 6, you must pay your poll taxes on or before Saturday, May 13.
The L&N Railroad has opened up its regular summer excursions. Running the first from Georgiana by way of Florala and Crestview to Pensacola next Sunday.
L.E. Bowers had a crew of men at work last week in moving his wooden store building, giving room for the nice two story brick building which will be under construction in a few days.
Miss Alma Johnson of Milton, was the guest of her sister, Mrs. W.H. Mapoles, Sunday, returning Monday. While here Miss Johnson helped the Congregational people with their Easter program.
Mr. and Mrs. L.E. Bowers and Mr. and Mrs. W.R. White accompanied by Rev. Each went to Dorcas to attend the Easter exercises Sunday afternoon. They report a pleasant trip and a good program.
Sampson Hart was in town Saturday and Sunday, he and J.D. Cobb made a trip to Baker Saturday night brought over two of Baker’s charming young ladies, the Misses Robins.
The ice cream supper given Saturday night by the Crestview baseball boys was well attended and enjoyed by all, after ice cream was served all that would took part in a dance, of course those that would not went to their respected places of abode immediately.
Will Humphries of Milligan, was a caller here Saturday evening.
Pilla Sellars of DeFuniak, passed through here Tuesday.
The noise of the hammer is familiar in Crestview.
May 13th is the last day in which to pay your poll tax.
Pay your poll tax now. Remember the 13th day of May is the last chance.
Rev. J.B. Ansley filled his regular appointment at Garden City Sunday.
Don’t forget that Crestview is the most centrally located town in Okaloosa County.
Rev. Joseph E. Each of Dorcas, was here Sunday and presided over his flock in the Easter exercises at the Congregational Church.
Mrs. J.M. Jordan and little daughter, Nora Jane, of Howell, spent the week here the guests of Mrs. W.R.White.
See D.F. Herring for your carpenter work of all kinds. Either day labor or contract work. Satisfaction guaranteed. Crestview, Fla. (Paid Adv.)
The carpenters and bricklayers are rushing the new bank building to completion, and expect to have it ready for business within a short time.
Sheriff B.H. Sutton passed through here Saturday night en route to DeFuniak where he was carrying some prisoners for safe keeping.
Superintendent W.C. Pryor was in town Saturday night for a short while. Mr. Pryor is a candidate for re-election to the responsible office which he now holds and is worthy of consideration.
Hon. D. Stuart Gillis of DeFuniak, addressed a large crowd here Saturday night in behalf of his candidacy for the office of Circuit Judge of the Ninth Judicial Circuit.
We are requested to announce that Mr. Weilder, General Superintendent of Sunday Schools, will be in attendance at the convention in Milligan Sunday. The convention at Milton having postponed their meeting until May.
See L.E Bowers for your paint, brick and lime.
Mr. Henderson of Florala, was a visitor in our city Thursday.
Fisher & Hamilton of Milton, sells the best of plows.
Mrs. W.R. White will accompany her Sunday School class to the convention in Milligan Sunday.
See Fisher & Hamilton of Milton, for your windows, doors, blinds, etc.
Mr. L.E. Bowers will take his entire Sunday School class to the convention in Milligan Sunday.
FOR SALE--80 acres of good farm land 2-½ miles East of Crestview. Price $850.00. Crestview Land Company.
J.D.Cobb and Misses Thelma Webb, Pauline Driggers and Mrs. Driggers motored to Milligan Monday afternoon.
WANTED -- To buy all kinds and sizes of hogs. Will pay 3-½ and 4 cents per pound gross for them. A.B. Morris, Baker, Fla.
Mrs. J.M. Bush and daughter Miss Tippie of Molino, have been spending the past two weeks here visiting Mrs. Bush’s sister, Mrs. A.P. Jones.
FOR SALE -- 40 acres of new Okaloosa soil with a good water mill with two sets of rocks. All in good condition. 3-½ miles north Crestview. Address S.W. Locke, Crestview, or call and see property.
Hon. J.A Richbourg addressed the voters here Saturday night in the interest of his campaign for re-election to the office of Tax Collector.
Almost all of the crops are planted, and from the present outlook we will make good our reputation as an agricultural district.
Hon. R.A. McGeachy, candidate for State’s Attorney, and Hon. Kirk Monroe, candidate for Circuit Judge, and Mr. A. Nickolson, of Milton, were here Saturday and paid our office a pleasant visit.
Misses Thelma Webb, Ruth Henderson, Mrs. W.H. Mapoles and Mrs. W.R. White, were chosen as delegates to the Sunday School convention which meets in Milligan tomorrow and Sunday.
Among those from Milligan that attended the ice cream supper here Saturday evening were Ruben Garrett, Nick and Ralph Baggett, Misses Emily Hunphries and Pearl Garrett.
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Important Information For Candidates and Voters
Below we give the dates on which the State Primary of June 6 hinges. They are of importance to the candidates and voters and should be remembered:
All precinct registration books closed April 3rd.
The County Registration officer will close his books at the Court House May 1st.
You poll tax for the years of 1914 and 1915 must be paid by May 13th.
Candidates for county officers must file statement as to their eligibility for office and filing fee by May 17th.
Candidates for state office must file statement and pay filing fee by May 6th.