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Vol. 1.                                                                                                         Crestview, Okaloosa County, Florida July 14, 1916                                                  No. 41


L & N Railroad Heaviest Losers; Farmers Second, Town of Milligan Third

  A rough estimate of the damage done Okaloosa County by the storm can safely be placed at forty thousand dollars.
  The L & N Railroad Company is probably the greatest losers, with the farmers of the county a close second.
  The town of Milligan, built close in on the banks of the Yellow River, is the worst damaged town in the whole county.  Here the track of the railroad was covered in water for something like a mile, and the business section was from two to five feet of water.  At the steps of the temporary courthouse the water was 32 inches deep, likewise at the depot, and the railroad track was washed up from the depot to the end of the trestle, a distance of more than a quarter of a mile.
  The water was several inches deep in several of the residences of the town late Sunday evening, which caused several families to leave town and go out on the hill to spend the night.  Several head of hogs and chickens were drowned on the streets and in the yards.  The damage to the Scotch people’s saw mill and railroad track must be not less than two to five thousand dollars.
  Dr. J.H. B. Miller’s farm just this side of the river trestle was from five to ten feet under water.  All railroad communication with Milligan was put out of business early Wednesday night of last week, and the best reports obtainable, say that it will be some time tomorrow (Saturday) before they will have a train.  During this time, Mr. L.E. Bowers of this place, and Mr. J.A. Hart, of Baker, have supplied the merchants at Milligan with several wagon loads of provisions, which kept many people from being destitute of something to eat. Indeed the people and the town of Milligan have been hit the hardest by the storm of any other place in the county, and they are to be sympathized with.
     Blackman and adjacent territory probably suffered the next heaviest loss, where it is said the storm on Friday blew down several out-houses, tore the porch roof off of a brick store, and badly damaged the residence of “Uncle” Billie Hart. The crops of this particular section were also badly damaged. The farmers and turpentine men were the worst sufferers in and around Holt. The towns on the east side of Yellow River were not damaged, in fact it appears the storm was much lighter on this side of the river, the only damage to amount to anything on this side being the washing of the hard roads, which have probably been damaged to the amount of two thousand dollars.
     The bridges on Shoal River are all intact, however slightly damaged. The bridge on Pond Creek near Dorcas is the only bridge this side of Yellow River that is reported gone. All of the long bridge at Milligan, excepting the steel span, is washed from its foundation and it will probably be twenty or thirty days before it can be repaired. The one at Griffith Ferry is also partially gone, but the citizens of Crestview and Baker will soon have it repaired. The one at Faulk’s Ferry is said to be alright. It is reported that the Oak Grove bridge is badly damaged. We have not heard from the bridges on Blackwater, but it is to be presumed that they to have been more or less damaged, and all in all, it will probably take twelve or fifteen thousand dollars to replace the bridges and repair the roads in Okaloosa County.
J. E. Davis a Systematic Farmer
     J. E. Davis living three miles southeast of Crestview, where some people claim the land too poor to grow anything, furnishes us with the following tabulated statement as to the production of his land for the last year.
1615 Crop on Ten Acres:
100 bushels of corn at $1.00.                 $100.00
200 bushels stock beans at 75 cents      150.00
125 bushels sweet potatoes at 60 cents               75.00
20 bushels of peas at $3.00                        60.00
Melons                                                         28.00
Cane                                                              20.00
Vegetables                                                   60.00
Fruit                                                              15.00
Milk                                                               61.00
Meat                                                             72.00
Lard                                                                7.00
Chickens and eggs                                     30.00
Kid meat                                                        10.00
Hogs                                                              75.00
Calves                                                            20.00
Total                                                            783.00
Fertilizer                                                       21.00
Labor                                                            50.00
Total Expense                                                       71.00

Net Profit                                                   712.00
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Flood Damage Will Reach In To Millions
     With thousands of persons homeless and destitute and with a growing death list, the federal government Monday took official notice of the flood conditions that have followed the tropical hurricane in the southern states. In the Cahaba and Alabama River valleys 2,000 people are reported without food or shelter.
      The floods have extended into eastern North Carolina and rivers, creeks and branches in six southern states are out of their banks and flooding thousands of acres in the farm lands. Seventy eight deaths are known of, 55 of which were members of ten schooners reported unaccounted for at Biloxi. Two Negro men were drowned near Geneva, and the steel bridge at Bellwood has been washed away. The water in Pea River at Geneva is rising rapidly, is now being nearly to the court house. Elba is nearly in the same fix, the water is said to be in the court house square and rising rapidly.
      Mobile—Wreckage in Mobile and immediate vicinity was rapidly being cleared away Sunday night telegraph and telephone services with the outside world had been partially restored while street cars, electric lighting plants and other public utilities were in partial operation. Thirteen or more persons were drowned. Between $20,000 and $25,000 has been estimated by a number of Covington County’s board of Revenue as the loss sustained by Covington County by damages to roads and county bridges washed away by the recent excessive rains. Fifty-five or sixty county bridges are included in the loss.
     Damage to crops in Covington has been named as a total of $50,000. Conecuh River at River Falls was swollen by the rains to a 28 foot rise. At Gnatt, Conecuh’s rise was near the same as at River Falls. This is not as bad as the freshet in 1913 when the river had a 40 foot rise. The flood situation at Montgomery has become precarious. One hundred families are homeless and destitute. They are fleeing in row boats for safety. Some are getting their furniture to safety while others are glad to escape with their lives. The water has reached the house tops of some houses and only the roofs are showing. Many streets and alley ways are covered with from ten to twenty feet of water. Debris of household furniture can be seen floating toward the river.—Montgomery Journal.

Clyde Webb who has been working at Century for the past three months, came home last night. He came by way of Georgiana, Opp and Florala. He says that much damage was done through that section of the country, and that it will be the first of August before the Century mill will be able to resume work.
Eve _______ and Homer Mathis are spending a while with their grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. A. Green at Pensacola.

Okaloosa County Sunday School Convention
To Be Held At
Dorcas, July 29-30, 1916
Morning Session
9:00 a. m.      Convention called to order by the president.                Devotional service led by Rev. W.G. Miller.                Welcome address by Rev. Joseph E. Each.                Response by Rev. D.F. Sutley.
10:00 a. m.      Discussion, “The Sunday School.”
(a)          Its character,
(b)          How to win him,
(c)          The goal to be attained.  By E.V. Smith
11:00 a. m.      Discussion, “The Pupil,”
(a)          His individuality.
(b)          How to win him.
(c)          The goal to be attained.
By James P. O’Brin, D.D.
12:00                    Intermission and dinner.
Afternoon Session
2:00 p. m.      Devotional service led by Rev. C.C. Eiland.
2:15 p. m.       Discussion, “The Teacher; the Sourge of His Power.”
                              By J.B. Ansley
3:15 p. m.      “Every Day Problems.”
(a)          How to interest the parents.
(b)          How to develop leaders.
By Rev. James Sutley
4:15 p. m.       Round table questions to be deposited in question box.
Night Session
7:30 p.m.      Devotional exercises led by W.H. Spivey.
7:45 p. m.      Round table and opening of question box.
8:15 p. m.      Address by Rev. George B. Waldron.
10:00 a. m.      Graded Sunday School:
                    W.H. Spivey, Superintendent.                Miss Minnie Bishop, Secretary.                Miss Ruby Camb, Primary Teacher.                Mrs. W.R. White, Junior Teacher.                Mrs. R.J. Hart, Intermediate Teacher.                Chas. M. McKnight, Baraca Teacher.                Mrs. E.V. Smith, Philathea Teacher.
11:00 a. m.      Discussion, “The Teacher the Pivotal Person,”
(a)          The Trained Teacher; Why and How,
(b)          A Missionary Vision in the School,
(c)          Holding the Boys and Girls,
By Rev. D.F. Sutley
12:00 a. m.      Intermission and dinner.
Afternoon Session
2:00 p. m.      Devotional service led by Rev. Joseph E. Each.
2:15 p. m.      Business Session:
                    Reports of Department Superintendent’s report of schools, etc.
Night Session
7:30 p. m.      Devotional exercises led by L.E. Bowers.
7:45 p. m.      Address by Rev. W.H. Hopkins. Come and have a part in this great Sunday School work.
Rev. D.F. Sutley, Pres.
Rev. Joseph E. Each, Secy.

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Okaloosa And Her Boundless Opportunities
     Okaloosa county, today, stands at the threshold of boundless opportunity for development and advancement along every line.
     Her resources are limitless—and we have but “scratched the surface.”     With the development of her rich farming land, her growing live stock, with a packing house within 30 miles of us (at Andalusia), and her unsurpassed fishing industry, she is destined to take her place at the head of the list as one of the best, if not the best county in the state.
     But before we can realize on the most of our opportunities, we must get together and begin building upon a sure and firm foundation. And to do this we must lay aside all selfish interest and political bickering and co-operate with one another.
     At the present time, the paramount issue is the settling of the question of where our permanent county seat is to be located. There is not a rational and broad-minded man in the county but what knows there can be no permanent and substantial development in the county till this great problem has been settled. And the only way to settle it, is for the County Commissioners to order the election and let the people vote on it.
     Then when the question has been settled, we will know where, and to what places, we want to build roads and bridges, and not until this has been done, will the people know what to do, or to depend on. And so it is, we believe, we are bespeaking the wishes of a majority of the people of Okaloosa County when we say that we want this great and disturbing question of the permanent county seat settled.
     The people are today as much ready to settle this question as they will ever be, and though the vote was taken today, there could not be one cent raised for the purpose of erecting a court house and jail before the first of January, 1918, or the spring of 1919, before we can even commence to build the court house and jail.

     Elsewhere in this issue of The News will be found the report of the county finances—the amount of money collected and expended—by our county officers since the creation of the county up to and including March 31st, 1916. It shows the amount of money paid into and paid out of each tax fund of the county. Look it up and study it out. Then you will have a faint idea as to the amount of complicated work the Clerk of your Circuit Court has to perform. See if you don’t think it takes an educated and experienced man to attend this kind of business. Well, Hon. Jas. L. Clary, the present Clerk of your Court, compiled this statement and sent it to your State Comptroller for his approval, which was “o.k.” without marking a single correction. Do you not think this shows up Mr. Clary as being an efficient, competent and well qualified official. Besides this, it shows his honesty in handling your business as carefully as he could or would have handled his own business. Another reason why you should study this statement is, to inform yourself as to what your money has been collected for and expended for. For instance take the road fund and see if you don’t think there has been some needles expenditures of your money.
     For information to the editor of the court house rag published at Milligan, we will at the proper time, produce sufficient circumstantial evidence to prove to all fair minded and sensible citizens in Okaloosa County that Sheriff Sutton’s name was torn out of the Niceville election books at Milligan. The craziest inmate at Chattahoochee today knows that this stunt was pulled off for no other purpose than to defeat Sheriff Sutton, whom the editor of the court house rag at Milligan fought with all his might. Yes sir, Bud, when the proper time comes we will prove all we have had to say on this subject. Then too, we will prove a lot of other things that will be more damaging to Milligan getting the court house than this.

     In the primary election of last Tuesday a week ago, the Prohibitionists make such calculations and deductions from which to draw great encouragement. They are contending that they have elected eighteen dry senators out of nineteen and sixty members of the House of Representatives out of seventy two. This insures, they claim, the passage of a state wide submission bill at the next session of the legislature.—Live Oak Democrat.
     When the storm put the chief train dispatcher’s office out of business with all points east of Pensacola, the L & N Co., sent Mr. Floyd Curry, their chief operator to Crestview where temporary headquarters were established for the purpose of handling all trains from Milton to River Junction. Thus it was Crestview was able to hear from the outside world twenty-four to thirty-six hours earlier than any other town in West Florida.
 Edison predicts that poverty will be unknown one hundred years hence; hence, we are already fixing our mouth to say “told you so,” and point out to him some country editor laboring on the job then, poor as the proverbial church mouse.—Live Oak Democrat.
     When all other towns in Okaloosa County were water logged and cut off from all the outside world, with some of them destitute of something to eat, Crestview was receiving mail daily from Pensacola via of Camp Walton, and supplying our hungry neighbors at Milligan with fresh groceries shipped us from the wholesale houses at Florala.
     The editor of the courthouse rag at Milligan wears such “yallar” glasses that it is absolutely impossible for him to even report a news story within one half of right. For instances he says, “there were five or six lots sold at Camp Walton on the fourth” when as a matter of fact there were 18 lots sold there.
     The Ocala Banner contends that if the voice of protest of the people is heeded by the members of the next legislature the Bryan Primary Law, the Trammell Corrupt Practice Act and libel law of Florida must go.
     The Tampa Tribune contends that, hereafter, when Trammell announces his candidacy, it would be a part of wisdom to move that it be made unanimous.
     When in Rome, do as Romans do, when in Okaloosa, do as others do—read the Okaloosa News.
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.
     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
     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.
     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.
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     People Who Come and Go, Some That You Know and Some That You Don’t Know
     Supt. W.C. Pryor passed thru Crestview Wednesay morning en-route to Milligan.

     “Bob” Winslett, a telephone man of DeFuniak, was doing business here Wednesday.

     H.J. Brett came down from DeFuniak Wednesday morning and spent a couple of days
Here looking over his business affairs.

     FOR SALE-80 acres of good farm land 2-1/2 miles East of Crestview. Price $850.00.
Crestview Land Company.

     Mrs. E.R. Marshburn and two little ones are spending their summer vacation visiting friends and relatives at Lake Butler, Fla.

     Miss Bessie Perryman who spent the fourth in Pensacola, and was water bound away from home for a week, returned home Wednesday.

     R.T. Little and J.M. Baggett, Assistant Train Dispatcher at Pensacola, have been here the past week assisting the depot department.

     Born to Mr. and Mrs. W.T. Mathis, the first of the week, a fine baby boy. The mother and baby are both getting along nicely and Will is wearing a smile that don’t come off.

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

     Prof. Chas. Ausley, who has serving as local report for The News for the past three months, left Sunday morning for Campton where he begins the school at that place Monday morning. Chas. Is a bully good fellow and we predict for him to make a excellent teacher.
     During the high water at Milligan the Bull Frog Bath House, the erection of which called for nearly a half column write up in the Milligan Journal, broke its moorings and went down Yellow River. This it is the “best bath house in this section of the state” has been lost.

     L.F. Lowery, living two miles above Milligan, was in to see us yesterday and informed us that the mill dam of J. M. Zorn which was washed away in the storm has been repaired and is again doing business. Mr. Lowery also states that the crops in his section have been cut short of at least 25 per cent of the regular yield.

Claude Meigs was down this way from DeFuniak the front end of the week.

     Chipley Henderson, who has been visiting friends and relatives at Green for the past two weeks, returned home Wednesday.

     With no county correspondents, no newspapers, nor no nothing else from which to get the news—it is a bad job to get out a newspaper.

     A.L. Smith made a trip to Freeport, and Pt. Washington Tuesday, returning on Wednesday. He reports only a small damage from the storm at those places.

     Something like fifty of our citizens went to Milligan Sunday to see and sympathize with the citizens of that place while the town was from two to five feet under water.

     The many friends of Mills Jordan, who broke his arm while pitching the game of ball at Milligan on the third of this month, will be pleased to learn that he is rapidly improving, and will probably be home from Pensacola in a few days.

     Hon. W.H. Spivey was here from Camp Walton Tuesday. He was on his way to attend the meeting of the County Commissioners, but upon reaching this place and learning there could be no meeting of this Board held on account of the high water, he returned home.

     Mr. and Mrs. B.P. Edge of Niceville, spent Tuesday and Wednesday here visiting friends and relatives. Mr. Edge had come up to attend the regular meeting of the County Commissioners, but on account of the deplorable condition of things at Milligan, the meeting was put off subject to the call of the chairman of the Board. Mr. Edge reports the storm damage at Niceville very small. He says that $10.00 will repair the damage done the road from the John’s Still to Niceville.
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The Store of Quality
     Messrs. J.W. Stewart of Deerland, and C.H. Powell of Dorcas, were here for a short while yesterday, and informed us that the only damage from the storm in that section of the county was to the farmers. It damaged them about 25 per cent. They say that Shoal River was passable at Dorcas Bridge all the while.

     Those present at the surprise song service at the home of Mr. and Mrs. W.R. White Sunday evening were Mr. and Mrs. J.B. Ansley, Mr. and Mrs. L.E. Bowers, Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Parish, Mrs. Webb, Messrs. J. McCraney and J.D. Cobb, Misses Myrtle Holland, Grace Sheiffield, Thelma Webb and Alphis Ansley. Miss Webb presided at the piano.

    W.R. Burlison and little son of near Laurel Hill, was in town shopping this morning. He reports a 25 per cent damage to the crops of his section of the county.

     John and Will McCallum were here from Dorcas the first of the week. They report much damage to crops in and around Dorcas.

     County Superintendent Pryor who was at his home in Camp Walton during the storm, passed through the first of the week to his office in Milligan.

     Hon. Jas. L. Clary has moved his boarding place from Milligan to Crestview. He says that life is too sweet even to a defeated candidate to risk getting drowned.

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Pearl Settles Dead
     Pearl, the ten year old son of Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Settles, died Tuesday morning after a three week’s spell of lingering illness from fever and kidney trouble.
     Pearl being a bright young boy, made the death very sad, but when we think of the fact that it had only been three weeks since his father fell dead with heart failure and proceeded him to the great beyond, it makes it sad indeed.
     The mother, sisters, brother and other relatives have the sympathy of the entire community. May He, who doeth all things well, be their comforter in their sad bereavement.
Hail Storm at Baker
     We are informed that a severe hail and wind storm visited Baker and adjacent territory Monday evening, doing much damage to the crops of that section.
     This right on the heels of last week’s storm has almost completely destroyed the crops of that section of the county.
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Train Service Improving
     Chief train dispatcher, Floyd Curry, informs us that probably by tonight or early tomorrow, (Saturday), there will be a train through from Pensacola.
     Two train loads of men, pile drivers, etc. went through Crestview Wednesday evening late from off the main line of the L & N, en-route to Chattahoochee and Milligan, where they will repair the tracks and trestle.
     They came through from Flomaton via Georgiana and Florala, and one of the men informed a News reporter that the track between these two points was again passable and open to traffic. This ought to enable the people to receive some mail if nothing else.
     The gentleman with whom we talked was from Crestview, Tenn., and informed us that he left his home town last Monday morning, and that the storm was pretty general between here and that place, but not near so severe as south of Montgomery, where he says that there is a fifty-two rise in the Alabama River.
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Baker Bank to Open Aug. 26, 1916
     We have it on good authority that the Baker Bank will open its doors for business on the 26th day of this month.
     The officers of the Bank are J.W., Baggett, Jr., President; W.E. Moore, Vice-President, R. Robinson, Cashier.
     It is due to the perseverance of R. Robinson and a determination never to fail in accomplishing a good job, that the people of the progressive little city of Baker have gotten together in a determination to open this bank.
     We commend them for their business like judgment, for it goes without saying that this Bank will be a successful institution in every respect.
Company Averse Being Bankrupts
     W.T. Smith Sons Timber Company filed a protest against the involuntary petition in bankruptcy recently filed in the federal court by D. Kingleman & Company, Woodward Wright Company, of New Orleans, and MGowin-Lyons Company of Mobile.
     The action was divided into two suits, one civil, the other the bankruptcy petition. The lumber company has been in business near Holt, Fla., for a number of years, and claims that it is solvent.
     In the civil case Harold Porter was appointed receiver for the company, and filed bond for $10,000. He is the son of E.L. Porter, who brought the suit.—Pensacola Journal.
Going Some
     The old mountaineer, who was standing on the corner of the Main Street in a certain little Kentucky town, had never seen an automobile.
     When a good sized touring car came rushing up the street at about 90 miles an hour an Messrs. J.W. Stewart of Deerland, and C.H. Powell of Dorcas, were here for a short while yesterday, and informed us that the only damage from the storm in that section of the county was to the farmers. It damaged them about 25 per cent. They say that Shoal River was passable at Dorcas Bridge all the while. Those present at the surprise song service at the home of Mr. and Mrs. W.R. White Sunday evening were Mr. and Mrs. J.B. Ansley, Mr. and Mrs. L.E. Bowers, Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Parish, Mrs. Webb, Messrs. J. McCraney and J.D. Cobb, Misses Myrtle Holland, Grace Sheiffield, Thelma Webb and Alphis Ansley. Miss Webb presided at the piano. d slowed down just enough to take the corner on two wheels his astonishment was extreme.
     The old fellow watched the disappearing car with     bulging eyes and open mouth. Then, turning to a bystander, he remarked solemnly:
     “The horses must sho’ly ha’ been traveling some when they got loose from that gen’tlman’s carriage.—Exchange.
For Sale     -     For Cash
     Six good lots 50x140 ft. each, facing the hard road going to Laurel Hill, for $600.00 cash. This property is centrally located between the present school house and the proposed 10-acre plot deeded and abstracted to the county for the purpose of building the court house. Less than a quarter of a mile from the depot.
Write or call on W. H. Mapoles, Crestview, Fla.
As I arose the world was gray with light,
And after I had dreamed the world was all bright,
As I looked over the fields, all beautiful to see,
I could not help but think of the ruined ones over the sea,
And what is the cause of all this strife,
I thought, but I could not see, no, not for my life,
Then I thought of all the may years of religious war,
Then I thought of Catts I swore that if he wasn’t elected,
Certainly Florida’s mind is effected,
With nothing more or less,
Than Catholicism and mess,
Now if Florida’s mind is not affected,
Catts will certainly be elected,
And then, the Catholic doors will be opened wide,
And the civilized world will look with pride,
At our independence,
I can’t express it in this sentence,
But men, let’s together see,
That from this evil Florida shall be free.
Chas. C. Ansley
“Seben Cum Eleben

     Town Marshall Powell flushed a covey of “nigger” crap shooters last Friday morning and hauled them up before Mayor W. R. White, who assessed each of the culprits one dollar and costs. These sons of the ancient race of the African tribe will no doubt seek the protection of the blackjacks in the future when a game of craps is on.

Note:     There is a Notice of the Estimation of Expenses, General Fund for Okaloosa County, for the Fiscal Year Ending Sept. 30th, 1917.
This is almost impossible to read from the copy.

Note:     Not able to read from the copy.
Names mentioned that I can read listed below. Some names impossible to read.
Martha W. Davis        J.A. Fowler
J.T. Byrd            Lewis Carter
Dixie Land Co.        W.B. Steele
Hattie Jones            L.T. Merrill
R.E. Baldwin            J.F. Rawls
W.P. Loyd            Town of Laurel Hill
J.D. McNair            S.F. Hall
J.T. Wells            J.F. Powers
R.E. Anderson            Perry Bullard
R.H. Henderson        J.M. Armstrong
Thos. A. Davis        James Hightower

Note:     Not able to read from the copy.
Names mentioned that I can read listed below. Some names impossible to read.
A.H. Kohler            Kate Kohler
John Newton Heirs        E.L. Rogers
T.C. Brooks            George W. Seals
J. DeWare            E.S. Buck
C.C. Hallmark            L.I. Smith
E.R. McKee            Rial Green & Co.
Albert Watson            J.W. Jefferies
Cornelius Ward        Mrs. Asa Ward
E.M. Clark            T.J. Pryor
J.J. & E. E. L.            K. J. Elliott