Headline = The Okaloosa News

Vol. 1
Crestview, Okaloosa County, Florida, August 18, 1916 No. 46

GARNIERS
  Mrs. E.A. Mooney was a pleasant visitor at Wright last Wednesday.

  J.N. Lee of Five Mile was visiting at W.R. Browns last Sunday.
  Dr. Cawthon of DeFuniak  Springs was a visitor at Garniers recently.
  Mr. and Mrs. M .H. Sullivan spent a day or two in Pensacola last week, going down in their fast boat.
  Mrs. E.M. Linneville has returned from Pensacola where she visited her relatives several days.
  Mrs. W.N. Hartgove and William were the pleasant guests last Sunday of Mrs. E. A. Mooney.
  Mrs. I.L. Eldredge of Pensacola is spending a while on the Bayou with her husband at Camp Pinchot.
  Mr. and Mrs. Martin Sullivan are entertaining a large number of guests, friends of theirs from Pensacola.
  Mr. Duborn, the fish warden, from Pensacola, was with a party of friends in the Bayou several days recently.
  Several large yachts and smaller boats have been in Garniers Bayou the past week loaded with pleasure seekers enjoying the splendid bathing and fishing of the Bayou.
  On Sunday afternoon, August 6, Mr. and Mrs. W.N. Hartgrove, accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. H.S. Mermyer of Pensacola, on their launch “Badger,” visited Mr. and Mrs. T.J. Pryor of Five Mile Bayou.
  A launch party, consisting of Mr. and Mrs. P.L. Hand and sons, William and Lewis, Mr. and Mrs. W.N. Hartgrove and son, Mrs. A.T. Brown and Capt. Frank McLoud were visitors to Camp Walton one night last week.
  Owing to bad weather and other unavoidable hindering causes which has presented a full attendance of all the scholars, the Garniers School is being taught temporarily in a house on the premises of Mr. W.N. Hartgrove, hoping thereby to secure a large attendance, as it is nearer some of the children who have never attended regularly, although it removes the school and works a hardship a number of small children who have always been the dependence to keep up the average in attendance making it possible to have the school.  It is hoped that the next meeting of the School Board will investigate and adjust the matter to the satisfaction of all and if possible devise some means whereby all may share equally in the matter of school privileges. 
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To The Democratic Voters of Okaloosa County, Greeting:

  The many friends and supporters of Sidney J. Catts, are respectfully invited to meet at the “Congregational Church” in Crestview, Florida, August 29, 1916, for the purpose of organizing a Catts Club for the purpose of promoting the candidacy of the Democratic nominee of the State of Florida, Sidney J. Catts.
  All Democrats who believe in fair play, honest elections and preservation of the primary system for nominating candidates for office, are requested to attend this meeting.  Those oppose to the primary system as well as those who are unwilling for the voice and vote of the people to be supreme may find excuses for not attending.  They are excused.
  This call is addressed especially to the loyal democratic names of Beat Fifteen (15) Crestview precinct.  Come!  All those who are serious for justice to be done.
MANY CRESTVIEW DEMOCRATS  
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NICEVILLE

  Miss Eva Hicks is visiting friends at Howell this week.
  Sherman Cox of Bagdad spent Sunday here with friends and relatives.
  Supt. W.C. Pryor passed by here Sunday on his way to Camp Walton.
  Dan Howell of Howell and Robt. Cain of Galliver, made a flying trip here Saturday.
  Rev. Arnett of Crestview filled his regular appointment here Saturday night and Sunday.
  Willie Genoul of Cypress spent a few days here this week.  We are sorry his trip was a disappointment.
  D.P. McKinnie of Carrabelle, B.H. Sutton of Milligan were transacting business in our city Monday.
  Mrs. Rhodus left for her home at Cypress Thursday after a few days visit with her sister and mother.
  Mrs. J. M. Jordan, who has been under the treatment of Dr. McGiff left Wednesday for Crestview where she will go to Pensacola.
  The Crestview ball team came and played Niceville Saturday, when the stunt was pulled off, the score stood 8 to 0 in favor of Niceville.
  Dr. McGiff returned home Monday from Pensacola where he went to carry Mrs. Jordan to the sanitarium for an operation and states she is doing fine.
  Mr. Jacob Benton and family, Mr. and Mrs. Lindsey, Dr. Wahlly and family of Opp, Ala., spent a few days here camping and fox hunting this week.
  Miss Lizzie Jordan, who has been visiting Miss Lula Edge here for the past two weeks, returned to her home at Crestview Wednesday.  She will be greatly missed here by her many friends.
  Leonard Phelps gave a cream supper at the home of Miss Lula Edge Friday night in honor of Misses Jessie, Alma and Emma Benton of Opp, Ala.  Those present were Misses Jessie, Alma and Emma Benton, Bessie McGiff, Mattie Howell, Lena Armstrong, Clayton Balentine, James Parish, Leon Phelps, Dave McKinney, Joel Edge, and S.B. Haskins. They report a most enjoyable time.
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Supreme Court Ruling of Interest to Teachers

  A ruling of considerable importance to those interested in public schools matters was rendered by the Supreme Court this week.
  A teacher of Orange County who had some differences with the County Superintendent went to another county and took the examination for teacher’s certificate.  In this examination he was awarded a first grade certificate.  With the certificate he returned to Orange County and presented his certificate to County Superintendent J. F. McKinnon for endorsement.  The County Superintendent refused to endorse the certificate, taking the position that the law permitted the County Superintendent to exercise his discretion in such cases.  The teacher on the other hand took the position that the superintendent had no discretion in such cases and contended that it was his mandatory duty to endorse the certificate and permit him to teach in the county.  To enforce his claim the teacher brought mandamus proceedings in the Circuit Court against the County Superintendent and the Circuit Judge sustained his contentions and issued an order directing the superintendent to endorse the certificate.
  The superintendent then took the matter up with Attorney General West who, because of the public interest in the question, appealed the case to the Supreme Court with the result that the Circuit Court’s decision was reversed.  The Supreme Court decided the endorsement of a teacher’s certificate in such cases is at the discretion of the County Superintendent and that the courts would not undertake to control him in the exercise of such discretion.
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Jurors for Fall Term

Below we give the names of the grand and petit jurors for the fall term of Circuit Court which convenes at Milligan on Monday, August 28th, 1916.
Grand Jury
J.J. Ellis     D.J. Wilinson
James Bolton     Allen Hart
A.M. Boyett     S.J. Manning
W.T. Brown     W.L. Barnhill
D.R. Stewart     J.W. Helms
John Saunders     Gus Harris
J.T. Martin     J.J. Summerlin
J.A. Cobb     W.J. Franklin
Jno. M. Garrett     W.C. Brooks

Petit Jury
Capers Tyner     Joel Jordan
J.M. Reynolds     F.T. Ewing
D.P. Ray     A.L. Cobb
M.T. Martin     W.R. Senterfitt
J.M. Henderson, Jr.     R.H. Jernigan
H.D. McCallum     H.A. Hinote
C. F. Kilcrease     Mack Edge, Sr.
W.E. Gordon     J.B. Cobb
Arthur Brown     J.M. Edge
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Should Receive Their Money Back

  That most every County Executive in West Florida have met and reapportioned the over-plus of money collected by them back to the candidates in the primary, we would like for some one of the Executive Committeemen of Okaloosa County to advise us why the candidates of this county have not received their pro rata share of ___________?
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$2.05 Round Trip – Good on all trains Friday, June 2nd, and before noon Sunday, returning any train Monday.
L&N C. H. Mann, Dpr., Pensacola   J.D. Cobb, Agent
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Also Ice Cream, Cold Drinks, Candy and Cigars
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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
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<>The OKALOOSA NEWS
Published Every Friday

W.H. Mapoles, Editor and Owner
  Entered as second class matter October 8, 1915, at the post office at Crestview, Fla., under the Act of March 8, 1879.
SUBCRIPTION RATES
One year     $1.00
Six months     .50
Three months     .25
Terms Strictly Cash In Advance.
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<>Advertising Rates
  Straight reading matter or display advertising 7 cents per inch each week.

  Local advertising 5 cents per line each week.
  These rates apply to everybody alike regarding the amount of advertising taken.
  NET.  Absolutely NO agent’s commission allowed.
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IT’S CATTS IN PENSACOLA

  The editor of The News was in Pensacola Tuesday and learned that there had been a strong Catt’s Club organized there the night before, and with the exception of one small man, everybody we saw there were for Catts for Governor.  Even a goodly number of the ladies of that place were loud in their hopes that Catts beats Knott.
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  One of the present county commissioners while a candidate in the primary stated in an advertisement circulated all over the county that if he was re-elected, he would never vote to bond the county. Still when an election was asked for by petition to bond the Milligan precinct, he voted for it.  Well, some fellow says, “there is not very much in what some people say, no way;” which we agree.
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  If there is any significances in what people say, write and talk about, The News hit on a popular cord in its reply to what the Milligan Journal had to say about the county commissioners staying off the county seat election till March 6th, 1917. Everybody agrees that the election ought to be held along with the General Election, and if not then, some time in October, THIS year—not next year.
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  The outrageous criticisms brought against Honorable Sidney J. Catts by the Pensacola Journal, and its editorial of last Tuesday preaching social equality “between the whites and blacks,” here in the South are par value. Show us a “sure-enough” Southern Democrat who believes in social equality with negroes and we will show you one darn fool and a man who is against Catts.  Just one more year without changing its present editorial policy and the Journal will be as dead politically as is W.V. Knott.
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Bill Mapoles Says Catts a Sure Winner

  Bill Mapoles, Father of Okaloosa County and editor of the Okaloosa News, is in Pensacola today on business, coming up from Crestview this morning.
  Bill says that Catts is a sure winner for Governor and that he will run so far ahead of Knott and the balance of the candidates that they will not be considered as candidates.  He says that Okaloosa and all the balance of the counties of West Florida are practically solid for the DeFuniak man and among his supporters are many men who formerly were Knott men, but who have changed on account of the manner in which ballots have been juggled in many counties.—Pensacola News.
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J.W. Wilkinson, CONTRACTOR OF Wood and Brick Buildings.  Milligan, Florida.
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NOTICE

  Notice is hereby given that the following described lands, or as much thereof as will be necessary to pay the amount due for the taxes herein set opposite to the same, together with cost of such sale and advertising, will be sold at public auction, on the EIGHTEENTH DAY OF SEPTEMBER, 1916, at Milligan, the County of Okaloosa:
J.A. Richbourg, Tax Collector, Okaloosa County, Fla.
Description of Land, Section, Township, Range, # of Acres, Name of Owner, Total Taxes and Cost.  Note:  Land Descriptions very difficult to read.  There could be some mistakes in some of them because of the difficulty of reading. DBW
NE1/4, 3, 3, 23, 40 ac.     R.A. French,     2.42
NE1/4, 3, 3, 23, 40 ac.     N.B. Dixon,     3.42
Record BookA-10, <>Page 297, 7, 3, 23, 2 ac.     J.W.C. Holmes, Sarah Kennedy     1.64   

W1/2 of NW1/4 of SW1/4 
7, 5, 23, 29 ac.     Silas Tucker     2.67

18 acres in S1/2 of S1/2
  of NE1/4 and 4 acres in
 SE corner of SW1/4 of SW1/4     17, 5, 21, 22 ac.     R.W. Moore     3.42

NE1/4 of SE1/4, 17, 5, 24, 40 ac.     Falco Naval Stores Co.     3.42

W1/2 of NW1/4  of NW1/4

  18, 5, 23, 20 ac.     Charlie Girtman     2.81

S1/2 of NW1/4 & N1/2 of SW1/4

  19, 5, 23, 160 ac.     E.S. Mason     12.21

NE1/4 of N/E1/4  & SW1/4 of
 SE1/4, 29, 5, 23, 80 ac.     M.A. Hargroder      6.28

W1/2 of NE1/4 & NE1/4 of
  SW1/4 & NW1/4 of SE1/4  29, 5, 23, 160 ac.  Fla. & Ala. Land Co.    12.61

SW1/4, 32, 6, 23, 160 ac.     Mrs. Lizzie Pitts     18.79


SW1/4 of SE1/4, 32, 6, 23, 40 ac.   Archie A. Smith     2.52


SE1/4 of SE1/2, 16, 1, 24, 40 ac.     Charlie Elliott     3.42


E1/2 of NE1/4 & SW1/4 of NE1/2
  & SE1/4 of NW1/4, 22, 1, 24,  160 ac.  Mutual Land & Lbr. Co.     12.61

All, 21, 1, 24, 646 ac.     Mutual Land & Lbr. Co.     45.01


E1/4 of SW1/4 & W1/4 of
  SW1/4 & E1/2 & NW1/4
 Of NW1/4  , ?, 2, 24, 520 ac.   Robinson Point Lbr. Co.     31.59

S1/2 of S1/2, 12, 2, 24, 160 ac.     Alex Jones     13.79
NE1/4, 14, 2, 24, 160 ac.     H.E. Floyd     12.91
SE1/4, 26, 2, 24, 160 ac.     James Bowers     12.91
All, 1, 3, 24, 640 ac.  Union Land & Timber Co.  47.91

N1/2 of NE1/4, 3, 3, 24, 80 ac.     B.M. Barnhill      4.00

S1/2 of SW1/4, 4, 3, 24, 80 ac.  J.T. Sharp &  Geo. Peaden     7.59

E1/2 of NE1/4 of SE1/4, 4, 3, 24, 20 ac.  A.B. Morris     1.71

Lot 28 in Baker, Block 1  6, 3, 24   J.L. Rhoades   7.64

Lot
8 in Baker, Block 1 6, 3, 24  David McLaurin 1.87
Lots 18 & 24, 25 & 26, Block 2, In Baker  6, 3, 24     J.L. Rhoades     2.09

Lot
1, Block 4 in  Baker, 6, 3, 24  H.R. Wooten  1.87
Lot 4, Block 5 in Baker, 6, 3, 24 H.M. Matthews  1.36
Lots 1 & 2, Block 7 In Baker, 6, 3, 24  J.E. Brown 7.84
Lot 11, Block 8 in Baker, 6, 3, 24 Carrie Simmons 2.24

Lot
7, 8, & 9, Block 23 in  Baker, 6, 3, 24     J.G. Lambeth     11.54

Lot
7, Block 4 in   Baker, 6, 3, 24     C.L. Lewis     2.07
Lot 1, Block 6 in  Baker, 6, 3, 24     C.L. Lewis     2.61
Lot 18, Block 7 in  Baker, 6, 3, 24     C.L. Lewis     2.61
Lots 2 to 10, Inclusive,   Block 10, in Baker, 6, 3, 24     W.J. McKinney     17.03

Lots 29, 80, & 81
  Block 12 in Baker
 6, 3, 24     Unknown     7.94

Lots 11 & 12, Block 11
  In Baker 6, 3, 24     Ray & Hardee     2.24
    
Lot 14, Block 12, Baker  6, 3, 24    L.R. Green    0.80    
Lot 28, Block 12, Baker  6, 3, 24     T.W. Jones &
      Miss Francis Hilton     2.54

Lots 1 & 3, Block 13 in
  Baker, 6, 3, 24     R.J. Moore     1.36

Lot
12, Block 13 in  Baker, 6, 3, 24  J.M. Brown    1.36
Lot 13, Block 13 in   Baker, 6, 3, 24   L.R. Green    0.80
Lot 15, Block 13 in  Baker, 6, 3, 24   Willie Elliott 0.80
Lot 16, Block 13 in  Baker, 6, 3, 24   W.P. Beck     0.80

All less Lots 1, 2, & 3,
  Block 18 in Baker
 6, 3, 24     Stewart & Whitmire     2.91

All Block 19 in Baker
 6, 3, 36 Stewart & Whitmire 3.68

Lots 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 & 12,
  Block 22, in Baker,
 6, 3, 24     G.F. Morris     6.72

Record A-7, Page 355 
6, 3, 24, 1 ac.  Annie Cockley     0.80    

Record Book A-14, Page 209,
6, 3, 24,     David McLaurin     2.08    
1/2 of NW1/4 and  W1/2 of SE1/4 of  NW1/4, 15, 3, 24, 100 ac.     Milligan Mill Co.     8.14

2 Acres in SE1/4 of NW1/4,
  15, 3, 24, 2 ac.     Mary Williams     1.16    

Lot
6, 18, 3, 24, 80 ac.     W.G. Whigham     6.38
NW1/4, 24, 3, 24, 160 ac.     Calvin  (D)riggin     12.27
SE1/4 of SW1/4, 21, 3, 24,  40 ac.  Goodal Brown & Co.     3.42

Record Book V, Page 519
  22, 3, 24     Consolidated Naval Stores Co.     8.16

House & Lot in Milligan,
22, 3, 24  S.C. Hinote 6.38    

2 Houses and Lots in
Milligan, 22, 3, 24     W.A. Mitchum     44.94    

W1/2 of SW1/4 of SE1/4,
  & E1/2 of SE1/4, 26, 3, 24,     Consolidated Naval Stores Co. 300 ac.    8.16

SE1/4 of SE1/4 of SE1/4 &
  NE1/4 of NE1/4  & SW1/4 of  SE1/4, 20, 3, 24, 70 ac.   R.H. Green   5.91

NW1/4 of NE1/4, 20, 3, 24,
  40 ac.  J.F. Barlow & Co.     3.42

W1/2 of SW1/4 of SE1/4 &
NE1/4 of SE1/4 of SE1/4,
 20, 3, 24, 20 ac.     J.T. Benefield     2.97

SE1/4 of NE1/4, 14, 4, 24,
80 ac.  J.N. Holland     9.35
SW1/4 of SE1/2, 24, 4, 24,  40 ac.  Jas. M. Hutto  3.42
SW1/4 of SW1/4, 27, 4, 24, 40 ac.  B.M. Barnhill  3.42
NW1/4 of NE1/4, 24, 4, 24,  40 ac. Byrd Barnhill  3.42

S1/2 of Lot 4 & Lot 3, Less
  14 acres, 26. 4. 24, 93 acres     Oliver Enzor     18.13

Lots 19 & 20, Block 2 in Baker,
  21, 4, 24  G.W. Edgar     1.34

Lot
27, Block 1, in Baker,  21, 4, 24,  (Sussie) Warden     1.72

Lot
8, Block 2, in Baker,  21, 4, 24     Skrere & Milligan     7.44

Lot
7, Block 4, in Baker, 21, 4, 24     C.L. Lewis     1.36
Lots 13 & 14, Block 4, in  Baker, 21, 4, 24     W.T. McClellan     1.26

Lot
16, Block 5, in Baker,  21, 4, 24     Willey McNiel     1.36

Lot 1, Block 6, in Baker,  21, 4, 24   C.L. Lewis     1.56
Lots 17 & 18, Block 6, in  Baker, 21, 4, 24     Elmore Rose     5.84

Lots 31 & 32, Block 6 in
  Baker, 21, 4, 24     Wiley O’Neal     2.23

Lot
4, Block 7, in Baker  21, 4, 24   Geo. Harper    2.23
Lot 13, Block 7, in Baker  21, 4, 24     C.L. Lewis   1.36
Lots 18, 19, & 20, Block 7, In Baker, 21, 4, 24     McCart, Moore & Lee     18.73

Lot
5, Bock 8, in Baker,  21, 4, 24     W.D. Davis  1.24
Lot 20, Block 26 in Baker,  21, 4, 24  Willie Elliott .26
Lot 1, Block 27, in Baker,  21, 4, 24.     Fla. & Ala. Land Co.     7.20

Record Book 12-A, Page 382
  In Baker, 21, 4, 24     A.B. Morris     7.94    

E1/2 of Lot 1, Block A, Lindsey Addition, 22, 4, 24     Hobby Motor Car. Co.     6.14

W1/2 of E1/2 & SE1/4 of
  SW ¼, 22, 4, 24, 260 ac.     Lindsey & Wilkes     17.38

Lots 1 to 8, Inclusive,   Lindsey Addition, Block B,
 22, 4, 24     J. M. Lindsey     1.44

Lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, & 8
  In Lindsey Addition, Bock C.    22, 4, 24.     J. M. Lindsey     3.27

Lots 2 to 12, Inclusive,  Lindsey Addition, Block D
 22, 4, 24.     J.M. Lindsey     4.35

All Lindsey Addition in  Block E, 22, 4, 24.     J.M. Lindsey     2.61

Lot 3, Lindsey Addition,  Block F, 22, 4, 24.     S.G. Simmons     1.06

SE1/4 of NE1/4 & NE1/4  of  SE1/4, 22, 4, 24, 80 ac.     Byrd Barnhill     7.76

SW1/4 of NE1/4 & SE1/4 of  NW1/4 & NE1/4 of SW1/4 and  NW1/4 of SE1/4, 22, 4, 24,   160 ac.     B.M. Barnhill     14.89

NW1/4 & W1/2 of  SW1/4, 25, 4, 24, 200 ac.  Milligan Mill Co.     15.58

NW1/4 of SW1/4  1, 5, 24, 40 ac.     E.S. Mason   5.19
NE1/4 of NE1/4 and S1/2 of  NE1/4 & NW1/4 and S1/2 less  SE1/4 of SW1/4, 16, 5, 24,   160 ac.     Fla. & Ala. Land Co.     67.49

All Less S1/2 of NE1/4 &  250 Acres in W1/2, 22, 5, 24  388 ac.     Fla. & Ala. Land Co.     44.72

S1/2 of SE1/2 of SW1/4 of  SE1/4 & S1/2 of SE1/4 of   SE1/4, 22, 5, 24, 80 ac.   Fla. & Ala. Land Co.    0.54
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NE1/4 and NE1/4 & SE1/4  & SE1/4 is SW1/4, 24, 5, 24,
  240 ac.     Fla. & Ala. Land Co.     29.11

Note:  The paper is damaged from this point and it is impossible to read the descriptions. Below are the names listed.

25, 5, 24, 200 acres     Fla. & Ala. Land Co.     24.48
32, 5, 24, 80 acres     Fla. & Ala. Land Co.     11.49
25, 6, 24, 275 acres     Fla. & Ala. Land Co.     42.83
27, 6, 24, 450 acres     Fla. & Ala. Land Co.     67.79
27, 2, 24, 40 acres     Geo. Stoqchire (?)     6.38
30, 6, 24, 265 acres     Fla. & Ala. Land Co.     33.67
30, 6, 24, 40 acres     John Lewis     6.38
30, 4, 24, 260 acres     Fla. & Ala. Land Co.     34.24
31, 6, 24, 40 acres     Mrs. Martha Franklin     9.25
31, 6, 24, 80 acres     Ellis Franklin     9.31
22, 6, 24, 560 acres     Fla. & Ala. Land Co.     75.80
35, 6, 24, 580 acres     Fla. & Ala. Land Co.     86.76
36, 6, 24, 60 acres     Jim Baggett     12.41
36, 6, 24, 4 acres     Lee Nathan     6.68
1, 6, 25, 572 acres     W.W. Flourney     25.81
3, 1, 25, 600 acres     W.W. Flourney     27.44
5, 1, 25, 320 acres     W.W. Flourney     15.08
7, 1, 25, 534 acres     W.W. Flourney     24.78
9, 1, 25, 632 acres     W.W. Flourney     28.92
16, 1, 25, 640 acres     W.W. Flourney     28.92
19, 1, 25, 657 acres     W.W. Flourney     30.79
21, 1, 25, 441 acres     W.W. Flourney     28.62
22, 1, 25, 160 acres     Thad L. Holt     8.16
21, 1, 25, 640 acres     W.W. Flourney     28.92
21, 5, 25, 640 acres     W.W. Flourney     28.92
27, 1, 25, 640 acres     W.W. Flourney     28.92
28, 1, 25 160 acres     W.W. Flourney     7.56
29, 1, 25, 600 acres     W. W. Flourney     27.15
31, 1, 25, 640 acres     W. W. Flourney     29.92
33, 1, 25, 331 acres     W. W. Flourney     14.08
34, 1, 25, 641 acres     W.W. Flourney     28.92
Note:  Group of descriptions and names impossible to read at the bottom of paper.
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STORE EDITORIAL
“Buying cheap goods to save money is like stopping the clock to save time.”
Merchandise grows higher and scarcer daily, but the standard of this store will be maintained at all hazards—we know the best is always the cheapest.
We know the truth of the above epigram; buying cheap good to save money is like stopping the clock to save time.
  We will continue to buy the same meritorious merchandise we have always sold, and will do all in our power to hold the price to the lowest possible basis, but we will not lower the standard of our goods in order to lower the price.
  Merchandise in our stores is worth what we ask.
It it’s new and higher in price than formerly, it’s because of conditions beyond our control, but always worth what we ask; if it’s old and has depreciated in value, we mark it down to what it’s worth.
  It it’s an article where style is all important you can stake your last dollar that our interpretation of the style is correct.
  To sum it all up; if you buy here, the price is right, and the same price to everybody; and first of all the quality is right; and the style is right.
C. H. Griffith, Crestview, Fla.
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<>Notice
Notice is hereby given that the Board of County Commissioners of Okaloosa County, Florida, at a regular meeting held on August 9th and 10th, 1916, for the purpose of revising and equalizing the assessment roll for the year A.D. 1916, ordered the Tax Assessor to make the following changes in the values so fixed by him.

Note:  I am not typing the description for the property.  Below find the page No., Acres, Owner, Assessed Amt, and Raised Amt.
Page 21, 280 acres,     Southern Syrup Farm     750.00     1,000.00
Page 21, 1,200 acres     Bagdad Land & Lumber Co.     2,400.00     3,000.00
Page 22, 400 acres     Bagdad Land & Lumber Co.     790.00     1,250.00
Page 23, 580 acres     Bagdad Land & Lumber Co.     1,160.00     1,500.00
Page 24, 160 acres     Consolidated Naval Stores Co.     320.00     450.00
Page 24, 160 acres     B.H. Hart     320.00     440.00
Page 24, 320 acres     B.H. Hart     640.00     800.00
Page 24, 160 acres     Bagdad Land & Lumber Co.     320.00     460.00
Page 25, 550 acres     Bagdad Land & Lumber Co.     1,120.00     1,400.00
Page 25, 360 acres     Bagdad Land & Lumber Co.     720.00     900.00
Page 25, 640 acres     B.H. Hart     1,280.00     1,600.00
Page 25, 320 acres     B.H. Hart     640.00     800.00
Page 25, 320 acres     Bagdad Land & Lumber Co.     640.00     800.00
Page 25, 480 acres     Bagdad Land & Lumber Co.     960.00     1,200.00
Page 25, 60 acres     Letha A. Hart     150.00     200.00
Page 24, 275 acres     J.W. Gaskins     300.00     700.00
Page 24, 147 acres     J.W. Gaskins     250.00     400.00
Page 24, 140 acres    Sarah A. Gaskins  300.00  350.00
Page 26, 160 acres     J.B. Tucker     350.00    400.00    
Page 29, 120 acres     Bagdad Land & Lumber Co.     230.00     300.00
Page 29, 168 acres     W.H. Tyner     350.00     400.00
Page 29, 320 acres     W.H. Tyner     650.00     800.00
Page 30, 40 acres     Bagdad Land & Lumber Co.     80.00     125.00
Page 25, 240 acres     I.S.Jones     1,250.00     1,500.00
Page 29, 80 accres     I.S. Jones     240.00     400.00
Page 40, 160 acres     W.H. Tyner     320.00     450.00
Page 43, 160 acres     J.T. Green     400.00     590.00
Page 54, 23 acres     M.A. Sapp     400.00     500.00
Page 54, 155 acres     Willie Edge     750.00     900.00
Page 55, 640 acres     Daniel Campbell     1,250.00     1,600.00
Page 65, 120 acres     Jas. L. Clary     240.00     300.00
Page 55, 360 acres     Scotch Mfg. Co.     720.00     900.00
Page 56, 80 acres     Mary H. Clary     160.00     200.00
Page 56, 40 acres     Jas. L. Clary     80.00     100.00
Page 56, 40 acres     Unknown     80.00     100.00
Page 56, 80 acres     Unknown     160.00     200.00
Page 56, 120 acres     Jas. L. Clary     240.00     300.00
Page 56, 55 acres     Unknown     100.00     140.00
Page 56, 40 acres     Jas. L. Clary     80.00     160.00
Page 54, 80 acres     Adkinson & Givens     160.00     200.00
Page 57, 160 acres     P. K. Yonge, Trustee     320.00     400.00
Page 57, 280 acres    Scotch Mfg. Co.  550.00   700.00
Page 57, 320 acres     Unknown     240.00     300.00
Page 58, 60 acres     A.M. Campbell  160.00     200.00
Page 59, 440 acres     J.H. Givens     680.00     1,000.00
Page 59, 40 acres     Mrs. Mary Clary  80.00     100.00
Page 59, 160 acres     John R. Clary   300.00     400.00
Page 59, 380 acres   Scotch Mfg. Co. 760.00     950.00
Page 59, 40 acres     J.M. Baggett     80.00     100.00
Page 59, 60 acres     Pearl & J.L. Richbourg     120.00     150.00
Page 59, 80 acres     J.A. Fowler     160.00     200.00
Page 59, 120 acres     James Baggett     240.00     300.00
Page 59, 240 acres     J.H. Harrison     400.00     600.00
Page 59, 20 acres     Moore Henderson     40.00     60.00
Page 60, 80 acres     Dallas Peaden     160.00     200.00
Page 60, 160 acres   Dallas Peaden     320.00     400.00
Page 60, 80 acres  Miss Mary Peaden  160.00  200.00
Page 60, 160 acres     W.H. Monroe     380.00   420.00
Page 61, 400 acres  Scotch Mfg. Co.  800.00  1,000.00
Page 61, 240 acres     J.A. Fowler     500.00     600.00
Page 61, 320 acres     Scotch Mfg. Co.  720.00  900.00
Page 61, 230 acres     Pearl & J.L. Richbourg     500.00     630.00
Page 61, 40 acres     Mary R. Clary     80.00     100.00
Page 61, 60 acres     J.J. Summerlin     130.00     180.00
Page 61, 215 acres     Mack Tyner     430.00     540.00
Page 61, 80 acres     B.H. Sutton     240.00     300.00
Page 61, 300 acres     S.F. Hall     720.00     800.00
Page 63, 440 acres     Mary H. Clary     560.00     1,100.00
Page 63, 40 acres     James Baggett     80.00     100.00
Page 63, 360 acres     Scotch Mfg. Co. 720.00   800.00
Page 63, 80 acres     J.A. Fowler     100.00     120.00
Page 63, 80 acres     J.J. Summerlin     100.00     120.00
Page 63, 80 acres     Presley Holley     100.00    120.00
Page 63, 10 acres     D.J. Lott     20.00     30.00
Page 63, 100 acres   Central C___ Co.   200.00  230.00
Page ___, 160 acres   Bartlett Peaden   320.00  400.00
Page ___, 80 acres     Unknown     160.00     200.00
Page ___, 60 acres     J.B. Madden     100.00     125.00
______, _______     Scotch Mfg. Co.         
______, _______     Scotch Mfg. Co.
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The Facts in The Case
  It is well to keep the records straight. In his efforts to justify his contest of the June primary election, W.V. Knott has stated:  “And it was Mr. Catts who instituted the first mandamus suit in Alachua County, to compel a recanvass.  Therefore he has no right to object to my doing the same.”
  But those are not the facts.  A writer to the Tampa Tribune who has all the particulars of the transaction states the case in this wise:
  “When the inspectors at Alachan precinct No. 3 made their returns they failed to sign them up properly and Mr. Knott’s attorneys, W.E. Baker and T.W. Fielding filed a protest on the ground of a technicality and caused the vote for governor which gave Mr. Catts a majority to be thrown out, and the part that Mr. Catts took in the affair was that his attorneys, Williams & Hardee, appeared to keep this vote from being thrown out as asked by Mr. Knott’s attorneys.”
  “Now we will take it for granted that it was well pleasing to the people for them to do that; but we must remember that the inspectors at Bland, High Springs, and Gainesville No. 7 made the same error that was made at Alachua and while they gave Mr. Knott a majority no one had asked that the vote for governor be thrown out, as was done at Alachua..”
  Of course, the inspectors at Bland, High Springs, Micanapy and Gainesville No. 7 must have been told of the error, because they hurried over to Gainesville and fixed them up all o.k.
  “Now, Alachua has telephone and telegraph connections with Gainesville, the lines go other places, and the people should know that from appearances some one failed to do his duty in one respect or over-did it in another.”
  “No one objects to being put in the same position with his fellows, but who will agree that it is equitable or democratic to show a favor to Mr. Knott that could not be shown to Mr. Catts?”
  “If it is a sin to ask for that which is yours, then Mr. Catts’ attorneys did wrong in asking that the vote at Alachua be restored.”
  From the beginning of his candidacy, however, Mr. Catts has been dealt with unfairly.  He is so entirely outside the rings of Florida’s politicians and is such a discouraging proposition for the ringsters to attempt to handle when he becomes the state executive head, that the Knott-contest was a natural sequence of his nomination, even without consideration of the ambition and the personal influences that make Mr. Knott so eager for the big office.
  But fair minded newspapers in the state should see to it that misstatements like the one on which the Tampa Tribune’s article is based do not go uncorrected.—Miami Metropolis.
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Base Ball Game
  Last Saturday afternoon Laurel Hill and Magnolia played the long looked for game of ball.  After some dares Magnolia decided to give the Laurel Hill team a chance to make good some of her threats, so it came off Saturday. Magnolia won the game 18 to 3.
  Batters for Magnolia, Barrow and Atwell; Laurel Hill, Davis, Hooten and Dubose.
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Florida Quarantines
  Because of the presence of brown rot in lemons and oranges in California, the Florida Coast Board in a meeting at Gainesville has quarantined against citrus from the western state.  The shipment or carrying of any and all citrus fruits from California into the state is prohibited.  Note:  There are two more lines but they can’t be read.
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NOTICE
  Notice is hereby given that the following described lands, or as much thereof as will be necessary to pay the amount due for the taxes herein set opposite to the same, together with cost of such sale and advertising, will be sold at public auction, on the EIGHTEENTH DAY OF SEPTEMBER, 1916, at Milligan, the County of Okaloosa:
J.A. Richbourg, Tax Collector, Okaloosa County, Fla.
Continued

Note:  The following will have the amount of acres and the person’s name and taxes due. The land descriptions are too difficult to read.

10 acres     Edd Thomas     1.64
8 acres     J.W. Ellison     1.20
67 acres     A.J. Heath     6.09
Lot 45 in Holt     Joseph A. Wilkerson     7.76
Lot 55 in Holt     L.E. Chestnut     6.38
Lot (10?) in Holt     Mrs. Florence Carr     6.38
20 acres     Unknown     2.82
3 acres     G.F. Broxson     1.00
160 acres     John A. Peaden     21.20
100 acres     J. W. Bridges     15.57
40 acres     Bagdad Land & Lumber Co.      5.34
40 acres     J. Lewis Brown     5.20
160 acres     Unknown     10.58
40 acres     B. F. Jeter     7.64
80 acres     C. B. Morris     11.94
40 acres     C. S. O’Neal     6.20
80 acres     Dr. J. C. Pennington     11.94
40 acres     G. C. Brooks, B.F. Jeter     7.64
40 acres     C. S. O’Neal     6.20
40 acres     Mollie Adams     6.20
40 acres     Caesar Tisdale     6.20
110 acres     D. M. Franklin     14.54
80 acres     F. L. Smyer     6.34
20 acres     J. W. K. Baggett     2.82
20 acres     Miss Susien Cobb     2.82
20 acres     J. W. Page     3.42
60 acres     C. D. Brackin     8.16
40 acres     J. W. Wiggins     5.20
20 acres     Garrett Booker     2.82
260 acres     J. W. K. Baggett     25.64
80 acres     Johnson A. Brown     9.94
40 acres     John J. Cotton     5.24    
80 acres     John J. Cotton     16.11
80 acres     John A. Peaden     9.94
128 acres     Bay Point Mill Co.     15.39
80 acres     Unknown     9.94
80 acres     R. E. L. Franklin     10.84
80 acres     Bunk Foster     10.84
40 acres     Unknown     6.38
80 acres     J. W. Holland     9.94
80 acres     Arch Booker     9.94
25 acres     James Duncan     1.93
598 acres     J. McL. Gillis     27.45
20 acres     Mutual Land & Lumber Co.     2.23
600 acres     Mutual Land & Lumber Co.     27.16
591 acres     Mutual Land & Lumber Co.     26.70
480 acres     J. McL. Gillis     22.11
637 acres     J. McL. Gillis     28.77
28 acres     J. J. Weekley, Sr.     3.42
40 acres     J. McL. Gillis     3.42
280 acres     J. E. Blue     11.21
160 acres     J. McL Gillis     7.87
120 acres     Mutual Land & Lumber Co.     5.79
20 acres     J. R. Wright     2.22
25 acres     R. H. Littlefield     1.82
360 acres     J. E. Blue     16.77
10 acres     A. H. McLeod & Co.     2.42
70 acres     W. G. Miller     3.57
240 acres     J. E. Blue     9.35
40 acres     J. E. Blue     2.28
360 acres     J. E. Blue     17.37
340 acres     J. E. Blue     17.07
80 acres     J. T. Brooks     4.61
15 acres     J. J. Lanier & L. A.Morgan     2.23
6 acres     J. M. Sowell     1.50
5 acres     J. H. Pittman     1.20
160 acres     H. T. Wright     8.17
80 acres     Francis Hopper     4.90
80 acres     Calvin Bishop     4.91
80 acres     J. E. Pryor     4.90
180 acres     J. E. Blue     5.79
46 acres     J. E. Blue     2.28
70 acres     Mrs. J. M. Johnson     4.01
40 acres     J. R. Wright     3.42
76 acres     J. E. Pryor     4.01
400 acres     J. W. Hyer     18.25
Lots 96 to 104 & 174
 To 180 Ocean City     A. J. Williams     4.68
Lots 134, 135 & 137
 In Ocean City     K. Gerney     2.98
160 acres     J. W. Hyer     9.94
80 acres     T. J. Pryor     9.94
10-1/2 acres     Lucy C. Ramsey     1.93
25 acres     D. T. Williams     2.23
     Daniel H. Parish     5.20
160 acres     Unknown     18.38
20 acres     J. Dewar     2.23
     G. C. Hallmark     3.42
     G. C. Hallmark     6.38
3 acres     J. M. Kenny     6.38
40 acres     C. H. Whitney     6.38
     Mary J. Campbell     9.35
     Mary B. Kinington     1.20
160 acres     George E. McLaughlin     10.83
300 acres     Patterson & Williams     18.55
___ acres     Bryant & Metcalf     5.20
40 acres     Bay Point Mill Co.     2.82
76 acres     J. A. Rodgers     5.20
13 acres     W. H. Muller     1.93
     J. J. McCullah     3.42
76 acres     Mrs. M. Condon     6.38
80 acres     H. L. Williams     5.79
4 acres     H. Maller     1.93
3 acres     Claude N. Hall     11.42
184 acres     A. J. & R. C. Steutenburg     0.75
15 acres     T. J. Pryor     1.72
160 acres     Unknown     10.83
40 acres     Unknown     2.50
40 acres     William Wilson     3.15
40 acres     Unknown     2.75
5 acres     E. M. Parker     2.39
2 acres     Unknown     2.69
256 acres     Daniel Evans     13.78
40 acres     Unknown     3.54
4 acres     Unknown     3.54
80 acres     Unknown     7.68
160 acres     Augustine Beakmey     10.53
120 acres     Unknown     9.11
20 acres     Mrs. Mary Boodleson     2.97
20 acres     B. W. J. Dinan     2.97
20 acres     T. J. Whitehurst     3.60
240 acres     Southern Syrup Farm     32.55
26 acres     Ebz. Hannah     2.97
80 acres     Southern Syrup Farm     32.85
10 acres     Mary Jane Paul     4.51
20 acres     J.E. Reeder     4.58
20 acres     Unknown     4.58
7 acres     B. E. Gavin     4.51
40 acres     Unknown     14.21
3 acres     Unknown     5.11
14 acres     Cora Clod     4.21
5 acres     Lula Bullard     2.18
3-1/2 acres     Unknown     2.18
Lot 13, Laurel Hill     W. J. Chestnut     7.38
Lot 4, Laurel Hill     Unknown     3.91
Lot 17, Laurel Hill     Z. T. Blackman     9.11
Lot 1, Laurel Hill     James Laird     5.64
Lot 13, Laurel Hill     Diaderna Brown     2.25
Lots 1 to 6, Laurel Hill     Unknown     5.94
Lots 5 & 6, Laurel Hill     C. L. Vaughn     5.94
Lot 10, Laurel Hill     Unknown     2.18
Lot 4, Laurel Hill     Esther Crawford     2.62
Lot 35 Laurel Hill     C. C. Steele     1.32
Lot 30, Laurel Hill     W. A. Steele     1.32
Lots 43 & 44, Laurel Hill     C. C. Steele     1.62
Lots 47 & 48, Laurel Hill     Unknown     3.47
Lots 1& 2, Laurel Hill     Unknown     3.47
Lots 4 to 7, Laurel Hill     Unknown     4.21
Lots 28 to ____, Laurel Hill     Unknown     2.97
Lots 35 to 40, Laurel Hill     Southern Ala. Fertilizer Co.     14.61
40 acres     J. W. Johnson     8.91
40 acres     L. P.(F.)     Campbell     8.91
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Union Springs
Steve Grimes was visiting M. Alford’s Saturday.
Mr. Moody was buying hogs at M. Alford’s Monday.
  Auzie Alford was visiting Crestview Saturday.
Doblin Alford was visiting home folks Saturday and Sunday.
  Messrs. Moody and Vann were callers at J. R. King’s Sunday.
  Ben Barrow and family were visitors at M. Alford’s Sunday.
  Auzie and Clarence Alford took in the sing at Crestview Sunday.
  M. Alford was a pleasant caller at J. M. Barrow’s Saturday evening.
  We are glad to state that the health of this community is good at this writing.
  Miss Manda Griffith accompanied by Miss Emily King visited M. Alford’s Sunday.
  Miss Lizzie and sister, Miss Carrie, were pleasant callers at J. R. King’s Sunday night.
  We are glad to state that little Sallie Wolfe has much improved from a spell of tonsillitis.
  J. L. Sullivan informed us while here from Mississippi that he expects to get in business in Okaloosa County next year.
  W. F. Arnett passed through our burg Saturday morning en-route to Niceville to fill his regular appointment.
  Mrs. John Andrews left for her home at Holt   Saturday morning after a weeks visit with her mother, Mrs. Fern Barrow.
  Everybody remember the sing at this place the 4th Sunday.  Come and bring your song books, we will be glad to have you there.
  We would like to state to those crossing the Savage Bridge at M. Alford’s with teams are not safe.  This bridge is badly in need of repairs.
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Does He Live Here?
A man who lives in your town,
  Though he was wondrous wise,
He jumped into a business,
  But wouldn’t advertise.
And when he found his business gone,
  He tried a method sane;
He started in to advertise,
 And got it back again.—Exchange
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NOTICE
  Notice is hereby given that the following described lands, or as much thereof as will be necessary to pay the amount due for the taxes herein set opposite to the same, together with cost of such sale and advertising, will be sold at public auction, on the EIGHTEENTH DAY OF SEPTEMBER, 1916, at Milligan, the County of Okaloosa:
J.A. Richbourg, Tax Collector, Okaloosa County, Fla.
Continued

Note:  The following will have the amount of acres and the person’s name and taxes due. The land descriptions are too difficult to read.

200 acres     D.T. Williamson     35.79
40 acres     J. A. Atwell     3.51
13 acres     Unknown     3.34
200 acres     Southern Syrup Farm     28.73
40 acres     R. F. Edenfield     4.25
40 acres     Southern Syrup Farm     5.50
40 acres     Southern Syrup Farm     5.17
20 acres     D. C. McKisson     5.20
40 acres     Dorman Henderson     4.60
600 acres     National Orchard Co.     41.45
40 acres     Unknown     3.68
100 acres     N. C. Williamson     13.36
50 acres     D. T. Williamson     5.40
200 acres     National Orchard Co.     36.41
5 acres     M. E. Lasiter     3.80
56 acres     R. B. Bell     2.68
24 acres     John Oliver     2.60
20 acres     Unknown     3.00
40 acres     J. C. Thomas     3.60
29 acres     Unknown     6.34
1 acre     Unknown     0.85
73 acres     Unknown     5.35
148 acres     Unknown     18.32
160 acres     Jennings Naval Store Co.     8.32
50 acres     Unknown     6.38
120 acres     Joseph A. Wilkinson     12.24
10 acres     Unknown     1.00
40 acres     South Alabama Fertilizer Co.     6.35
100 acres     Unknown     10.45
20 acres     Malcolm Baggett     2.20
20 acres     Unknown     2.59
40 acres     Unknown     4.45
Lot 6 in Crestview     Unknown     0.85
Lots 12 & 24 in Crestview     J. R. Davis     1.00
Lot 21 in Crestview     Unknown     0.30
Lot 25 in Crestview     Unknown     0.30
Lots 26 to 36 Inclusive,  In Crestview     J. R. Davis     4.85
Lot 35 in Crestview     Unknown     0.30
E1/2 of Lot 53? In  Crestview J. H. Richbourg     4.65
Lots 60 & 61 in Crestview     Unknown     1.36
Lots 64, 65, & 66 in Crestview     Nancy Scott     2.71
Lots 87 to 90, Inclusive, in  Crestview     J. R. Davis     2.41
Lots 91, 92, & 93 in Crestview     Unknown     1.30
Lots 94, 95, & 96 & Lots   1 to 4 Inclusive & sub division Of lot 103 & E1/4 of Lot 104 Unknown  2.11
Lot 108 in Crestview     Unknown     0.94
Lots 115, 116, & 117 in Crestview  Nancy Scott  4.35
Lots 118, 119 & 120 in  Crestview   Unknown     1.31
Lot 7 of Block 72 in Crestview     C. A. Roland     1.10
Lot 8 of Block 72 in Crestview     R. A. Roland     1.10
W1/2 of Lot 47 in Crestview     J. D. McCrimmon Estate     2.13
Lot 5, Sub-Division of Lot 101,  Crestview     Geo. G. Atwell     3.27
Lot 14 of Block 74 in Crestview  Ben Houston     3.10
19 acres     Unknown     4.21
1 acre     Dan Stokes     1.30
140 acres     Unknown     12.26
40 acres     Unknown     4.02
50 acres     Lewis Dawson     9.12
40 acres     A. G. Conyers     4.65
80 acres     Unknown     6.65
40 acres     Unknown     4.30
160 acres     Unknown     23.14
40 acres     Unknown     5.25
40 acres     T. R. Crawford     3.00
40 acres     Unknown     3.00
80 acres     Unknown     5.73
50 acres     Unknown     4.76
40 acres     George Weatherton     3.60
98 acres     Unknown     30.50
40 acres     Robert Reed     4.75
55 acres     Unknown     23.79
5 acres     Lilla Hawk     1.57
5 acres     Unknown     1.87
30 acres     Unknown     137.95
Blocks 1 & 2, in Garden City     Dixie Land Co.     8.40
Lot 2, Block 1 in Garden City     Dixie Land Co.   0.77
Lots 3 & 4, Block 2 in   Garden City     Henry Randolph     1.33
Lots 5 to 8 Inclusive,  Block 2 in Garden City     Dixie Land Co.     1.54
Lots 1 to 7 Inclusive, & 11 to 15 Inclusive, in Block 4     Dixie Land Co.     2.22
Lot 8, Block 4 in Garden City     J. T. Sharry?     0.77
Lot 9, Block 4 in Garden City     Derry Williams     0.77
Lots 1 to 8 Inclusive, & 10 to 16 Inclusive, Block 5 in Garden City     Dixie Land Co.     6.51
Lot 1, Block 6 in Garden City     Unknown     0.93
Lots 2 & 3, Block 6, Garden City   Dixie Land Co.  1.23
Lots 4 & 5, Block 6, Garden City     T. H. Edney     1.23
Lot 6, Block 6, Garden City     Minnie W. Edney    0.95
Lot 1, Block 7, Garden City     Daniel Moore     0.93
Lot 6, Block 7, Garden City     S.E. Patterson     0.93
Lot 8, Block 7, Garden City     James W. Parker     0.93
Lot 9, Block 7, Garden City     W. S. Clipper     0.93
Lot 14, Block 7, Garden City     W. R. Cardwell     0.93
Lot 12, Block 7, Garden City     D. D. Moore     0.93
Lots 2, 4, 5, 6, Block 8 in  Garden City     Dixie Land Co.     2.01
Lots 3, 6, 7, 10, 11 & 12,  Block 9, Garden City     Dixie Land Co.     2.03
Lot 9, Block 9, Garden City     Unknown     0.93
Lots 7 to 8 Inclusive, and 10,  13, 14 , 15, 20, 22 to 25 Inclusive,  And 29, 30 and 32, Block 10  Garden City     Dixie Land Co.     6.23
Lots 17 & 18, Block 10,  Garden City     Annie McLean     1.70
Lot 19, Block 10, Garden City     James Purcell     0.77
Lots 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 14, 15,   Block 11, Garden City     Dixie Land Co.     2.28   
22-3/4 acres     Unkown     11.00
5 acres     G. B. Martin     5.54
27 acres     Unknown     5.55
4 acres     Unknown     2.22
23 acres     Unknown     9.97
160 acres     Milissa Johnson     4.83
10 acres     A. A. Caddenhead     2.34
40 acres     Bagdad Land & Lumber Co.     4.28
Lots 79 & 80 in Svea     H. E. Sheppard     6.12
4 acres     Unknown     1.00
2 acres     Horace W.  Johnson     2.25
½ acres     Samatha ______?     6.00
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Local and Personal
Rev. J. E. Brasher is home again in Alabama.
  Johnnie Sapp of DeFuniak was here Sunday visiting home folks.
  Miles Warren was here Sunday from DeFuniak.
__. I. Shaw and J. M. Reynolds was here from Niceville Sunday.
  “Uncle Alex” McCallum of Dorcas was here Wednesday.
  Miss Thelma Webb is spending a week in Pensacola visiting friend and relatives.
  Mrs. D. F. Herring and children visited relatives in DeFuniak last week, returning Saturday night.
  Lawrence McLaughlin after a two week visit in Thomasville and other parts of Georgia, returned home Saturday night.
  Misses Bennie and Irene Whiddon of  Florala, are the guests of Mrs. C. B. Ferdon and other friends here this week.
  H. Frater, Manager of The City Drug Store, who has been seriously ill for the past two weeks, is improving.  His many friends hope to see him out again soon.
  W. T. Davis, a good farmer living near Auburn, was in town Wed. and paid our office a pleasant call.  He renewed his subscription to The News while here.
  R. P. Peglow of Hamilton, Ohio, was here Wednesday selling the new bank the necessary safes and fixtures for opening business, which will probably be done within the next few weeks.
  Norton Johnson, Editor of the Opp, (Ala.) Messenger, and his bride, passed through Crestview Friday morning for Pensacola where they are spending their summer vacation.
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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.
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Notice of Election 
  Whereas, The Legislature of 1915, under the Constitution of 1885, of the State of Florida, did pass three Joint Resolutions proposing amendments to the Constitution of the State of Florida, and the same were agreed to by a vote of three-fifths of the members elected to each house; that the vote on said Joint Resolutions were entered upon their respective Journals, with the yeas and nays hereon, and they did determine and direct that the said Joint Resolutions be submitted to the electors of the State at the General Election in November, 1916.
  NOW, THEREFORE, I, H. Clay Crawford, Secretary of the State of Florida, do hereby give notice that a
GENERAL ELECTION
Will be held in each county in Florida on Tuesday next succeeding the first Monday in November, A.D., 1916, the said Tuesday being the
Seventh Day of November
For the ratification or rejection of the said Joint Resolutions proposing amendments to the Constitution of the State of Florida, viz.:
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A JOINT RESOLUTION Proposing an Amendment to Section 9 of Article 9 of the State Constitution.  Relating to Taxation and Finance.
Be It Resolved by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
That the following amendment of Section 9 of Article 9 of the Constitution of the State, relating to Taxation and Finance, is hereby agreed to and shall be submitted to the electors of the State for adoption or rejection, at the next general election hereafter; that is to say, that section 9 of Article 9 of the Constitution of the State be amended to read as follows:
  “Section 9”  There shall be exempt from taxation property to the value of  five hundred dollars to every widow that has a family dependent on her for support, and to every person who is a bona fide resident of the State and has lost a limb or been disabled in war or my misfortune.”
A JOINT RESOLUTION Proposing an Amendment to Sections 2, 3, and 4 of Article VII of the Constitution of the State of Florida, Relating to Census and Apportionment.
Be It Resolved by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
That the following amendments to the Constitution of the State of Florida be and the same are hereby agreed to and the same shall be submitted to the electors of the State at the general election in 1916, for ratification or rejection.
 
  Section 2 of Article VII is hereby amended so as to read as follows:
   “The Legislatures that shall convene in the year 1919 and thereafter shall consist of one member of the Senate from each county in the State, and one member of the House of Representatives from each county in the State for ever ten thousand of population therein, or the major fraction thereof where there may be a major fraction left over after dividing the whole number of population of the county by the number ten thousand; Provided that each county shall have at  least one Representative and that no county shall have more than three Representatives in the House of Representatives.  The members of the House of Representatives shall be elected for a term of two years and the members of the Senate shall be elected for a term of four years, except as hereinafter provided.  The election for members for each branch shall be at the same time and places.  The term of offices of Senators elected in 1916 shall expire on the first Monday in April, 1919.  The term of office of Senators elected in 1916 from the following counties to wit:  Escambia, Gadsden, Jackson, Leon, Madison, Lafayette, Taylor, Columbia, Nassau, Duval, Marion, Sumter, Jefferson, Lee, Monroe, Putnam, Volusia, Hamilton, Alachua, Broward, Liberty, Hernando, Pinellas, Brevard, Palm Beach, and Levy, shall expire on the first Monday in April, 1923.  All members of the House of Representatives elected at the general election in 1918, their term of office shall expire on the first Monday in April, 1923, and thereafter, the term of all members of the House of Representatives shall commence on the first Tuesday after the first Monday next succeeding the election.  At the general election in 1920 and thereafter, all Senators  to be elected shall be elected for a term of four years, the term to begin on the first Tuesday  after the first Monday  in April of the following year, except that when a new county  is created the legislature shall at that time fix the length of the term of the first Senator to be elected there from at two or four years with the end in view of keeping the number of old Senators in a balance with the number of the new.”
Section 3 of Article VII of the Constitution is hereby amended so as to read as follows:
  “The regular session of the Legislature that shall now meet in 1917 shall apportion the representation in the House of Representatives as in the Article provided, which apportionment shall be based upon the last census taken by the State of Florida or the United States, which ever is the taken, in the several counties  of the State, and those that shall meet every ten years , the  ________ shall apportion the representation  in the House of Representatives in the manner in this Article  provided, which apportionment shall be based upon the last census enumeration taken by the State of Florida, or by the United States, which ever is the last taken next before the Legislature so apportioning the representation shall convene.”
Section 4 of Article VII of the Constitution is hereby amended so as to read as follows:
  “When any new county is created by the Legislature it shall be entitled to one Senator and one member of the House of Representatives, until the next enumeration provided for in Section ___, of this Article  that shall be taken after creation of the said new county or, until the next census enumeration that  __________  after the creation of the said new county, whichever shall be the sooner to be taken after the creation of said new county, when it shall be entitled to one member of the House of Representatives for every ten thousand of population, or the major fraction thereof the same as other counties.”
A JOINT RESOLUTION   Proposing an Amendment to Section I of  Article VI of the Constitution of the State of Florida as amended by Joint Resolution No. 2, Acts of 18__, Relating to Suffrage and Eligibility.
Be It Resolved by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
  That the following amendment to Section I of Article VI of the Constitution of the State of Florida be, and the same is herein agreed to and shall be submitted to the electors of the State at the general election in 1916 for ratification or rejection:
  Section 1.  Every male person of the age of twenty-one years and upwards who is a citizen of the United States at the time applies to register shall be deemed a qualified elector at all elections under the Constitution of the State of Florida, provided, that he possesses the following additional qualifications:
  He shall have resided and had his permanent home and place of abode in the State of Florida for one year, and in the county wherein he applies to register for six months, previous thereto.
  He must be able to read, write and interpret any Section of the Constitution of the State of Florida at the time he applies to register and vote.
  He must own in his own right property to the value of not less than five hundred dollars, which fact shall be determined only by the assessment books of the county at the time he applies to register and vote.
  He must not have been convicted previous to the time he applies to register to vote of larceny, robbery, forgery, perjury or bribery in any of the courts of any State or of the United States, or if so convicted, he must have been restored to the rights of citizenship.
  Provided, however, that no person or lineal descendant of any such person who was on January 1st, ______, or prior thereto, entitled to vote under the Constitution and laws of any of the States or Territories, or entitled to vote under any form of government, or any naturalized citizen or his descendants, shall be denied the right to register and vote because he shall not be able to read, write and interpret any Section of the Constitution of the State of Florida, as above provided, or because he shall not own property of the value above specified; naturalized citizens of the Untied States, however, at the time they apply, and before they shall be admitted to register, shall present to the registration officer certificate of his naturalization, or a duly authenticated copy thereof.
Section 2.  Upon the adoption of this amendment to the Constitution, the Legislature shall enact appropriate laws to carry the purpose of this amendment into effect.
  The votes cast in compliance with said proposed amendments and the canvass, declarations and returns thereof, shall be subjected to the same regulations and restrictions as are provided by law for general elections in the State of Florida.
     IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed     the  Great Seal of the State of Florida, at Tallahassee, the Capital, this     the twenty fifth day of July, A.D. 1916.
     H. Clay Crawford. ,      Secretary of State
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Fees and Commissions or Other Remunerations Collected By County Officers and Their Official Expenses
  Statement showing the amount of gross receipts, total expenses, and net amount of receipts, or the amount the office has made in each case.  Compiled for publication from the reports of county officers of Okaloosa County for the six months ending June 8th, 1916, under Chapter 6815, of the Laws of Florida.
W. V. Knott, Comptroller
Name     Office     Receipts     Expenses    Net Receipts
Jas. L. Clary     Clerk Circuit
      Court     $  941.79     $  348.70     $  393.09
R. H. Sutton     Sheriff     1,182.91     741.84         468.07
J. T. Mapoles     County Judge         312.81     20.00          292.81
 
P. J. Steele     County   Treasurer         255.56     None     255.56
J. A. Richbourg     Tax Collector         621.43     301.07          320.38
Geor. H. Webb     Tax Assessor          None          152.00          None
Justice of The Peace
J. F. Richbourg     Dist. 1     10.00     None     10.00
R. J. Diamond     Dist 3     31.68     3.50          28.18
W. L. Culberson     Dist 6     112.58     9.79          102.59
J. C. Hicks     Dist 8     45.35     None          45.35
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COUNTY CORRESPONDENTS
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.

GARNIERS

  Dan Shepherd, a prominent citizen of Pensacola, together with his family and some friends, are cruising around the bayous in Mr. Shepherd’s new boat.
  Mrs. E. A. Mooney was a pleasant visitor at Wright last Wednesday.
  Mrs. W. V. McDonald of Pensacola is visiting here the guest of her uncle, James Duncan.
  Anderson Goddard of Indian Ford spent Thursday night at Garniers.
  Judge Willie Johnson and a party of friends from Pensacola spent last week on the bayou, camping at P. L. Hand’s place.  If catching fish is a sign of enjoyment and having a good time, then, these good people must have gotten all they came for.
  Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday of last week were the three hottest days this county has ever had.  However, a nice shower of rain late Friday evening cooled everything off, and we have been doing nicely ever since.
  Prof. E. A. Mooney has gone to Crestview to assume charge of the post office there for thirty days, while Mr. Nelson and wife, are away on a visit to the North. Having been connected with the postal service for quite awhile in its various departments, we feel quite sure that Prof. Mooney will make good.
  We are informed that Capt. Rotan’s boat, “Idell,”, which went ashore during the storm, near Pensacola, was worse damaged than was at first thought, and that it will be some time yet before she will resume her regular run between Pensacola and Garniers.  The “L. Faries,” owned by Capt. John Rogers, is taking care of the run.
  J. H. Pitman and family returned Thursday after an absence of three or four months visiting at Indian Ford, Munson and other places.
  Mrs. G. W. Saul and children of Dreamland, visited Mrs. W. N. Hartgrove of this place Thursday.
  Miss Hicks of Niceville, called at the Garniers Post Office Friday evening.  She was en route from Howell, where she had been a visitor of separate buildings as at present.
  Died.  Mrs. Young died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Pridgen on Saturday evening. She was quite old and had been an invalid for a long time.  Sunday morning the remains were taken to Alabama about twenty miles above Florala for burial.
  We understand that A. J. Bolton has invested in a small bunching to her home in Niceville.
R. A. Battenfield and family of Black Point, visited the family of W. N. Hartgrove Sunday.

PLEASANT HILL

  The health of this community is not very good at this writing. 
  Rev. Jas. Sutley failed to fill his appointment here Sunday.
  Oscar Wilson was a pleasant caller at the home of W. F. Arnett Saturday night.
  “Uncle” Billie Matthews was a visitor at the house of N. F. Cain Saturday.
  Rev. Arnett filled his regular appointment at Red Oak in the Northwest corner of the county Saturday night and Sunday.  He reports a good meeting.
  Willie Matthews was a pleasant caller at the home of W. F. Arnett Sunday.
  S. G. Settles visited his parents Mr. and Mrs. L. M. B. Settles Sunday.
  Mesdames S. M. and Ella Arnett visited Mrs. N. F. Cain Sunday.
  Carson Arnett and Miss Lena Johnson visited Mrs.  Lizzie Nowling Sunday.
  Rev. W. F. Arnett will preach at the Carr School House on the first Sunday and Saturday night before in September.  Everybody cordially invited to attend.
  Prof. A. G. Matthews was a pleasant caller at the home of L. M. B. Settles Sunday.
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NOTICE!
  In accordance with Chapter 66(3)(5)? 4 Acts of the Legislature of 1915, the Board of County Commissioners of Okaloosa County, Florida, have made estimates of the expenditures to be made for the fiscal year of 1916 and 1917, for the several County Funds as hereafter set forth.  The Board of County Commissioners will hold a meeting on September 28th, 1916 and consider and adopt the said estimates as hereinafter published:
Estimates of Expenses, General Fund, Okaloosa County.  For the Fiscal Year Ending September 30th, 1917.
Salary of Clerk of the Circuit Court as County Auditor and Clerk to County  Commissioners.         $     600.00
Per Diem $450.00 and mileage 150.00 of Commissioners     600.00
Retainer Attorney for County Commissioners   100.00
Supervisor of Registration         150.00
Repairs of County Buildings:
  Courthouse         300.00;  Jail           60.00
Furniture & Fixtures:
  Courthouse         475.00;  Jail         100.00
Expenses of County Buildings:
  Janitor & Other Attendants       50.00
  Light, Fuel and Water        30.00
  Insurance          80.00
  Incidentals          30.00
Care of County Poor:
  Allowance made to paupers outside of courthouse      20.00
Coroner’s Inquest, Fees of Officers, Jurors, Witnesses     100.00
Insanity Inquires, Fees of Officers and Committees     100.00
Stationery & Printing:
  General Stationery & Blanks, etc.         200.00
  Record Books         250.00
  Advertising Required by Law and Paid Lot
   By County         250.00
Commissions Paid to Officers:
  Tax Assessor              1,200.00
  Tax Collector              1,350.00
  County Treasurer         300.00
  Transcribing Records Old Counties     500.00
  Sheriff, General Court Work         500.00
  Clerk Circuit Court, Recording & General Court Work     75.00
  Expenses of General & Special Elections         300.00
  District Registration Officer         100.00
  Settlements Walton and Santa Rosa Counties 500.00
Reserved for Contingencies         855.85
Estimate of Expenses Fine and Forfeiture Fund, Okaloosa County, For the Fiscal Year Ending September 30th, 1917.
Sheriff & Deputies, Cost Bills in Criminal Cases     1,300.00
Constables, Cost Bills in Criminal Cases        100.00
Clerk of the Circuit Court, Cost Bills in Criminal Cases        100.00
County Judge, Cost Bills in Criminal Cases        150.00
Justice of the Peace, Cost Bills in Criminal Cases 50.00
County Prosecuting Attorney, Conviction _____       250.00
Witness Fees           300.00
Court Stenographer in Insolvency Cases        100.00
Sheriff’s Commission on Fines, etc. Collected    50.00
Feeding Prisoners           600.00
Transport, Paid For, and Discharge Money Paid to County Convicts
  Worked on Roads            300.00
Pay of Jurors in Criminal Cases, County & Justice of the Peace Courts     300.00
Salary of Judge of Juvenile Court         50.00
Incidentals           100.00
Reserved for Contingencies         1,724.45
   
Estimate of Expenses Road Fund, Okaloosa County, For the Fiscal Year Ending September 30th, 1917.
Salaries of Road Superintendents and Overseers       300.00
Paid to County Commissioners for Road Inspections       250.00
Cost of Material         2,000.00
Tools and Machinery, Cost and Repairs        750.00
Live Stock, Cost and Care and Feeding        250.00
Paid for Free Labor, Other than Guards     6,000.00
Pay of Convict Guards         1,000.00
Feeding and Care of Convicts on Roads     1,000.00
Payments on Account of Bridges Built by Contract     1,500.00
Incidentals           100.00
Expenses State Engineer            150.00
Reserved for Contingencies         437.85
Estimate of Expenses, Outstanding Indebtedness Fund, Okaloosa County, For the Fiscal Year Ending September 30th, 1917.
Payment Due Santa Rosa County – Cash     2,887.20
Payment Due Santa Rosa County – Due 10-16     1,381.00
Payment Due Santa Rosa County—Due 10-17     1,368.00
Due on Record Books, etc.         1,029.00
  I, Jas. L. Clary of the Circuit Court, as County Auditor, do hereby certify that the foregoing estimates are true and correct copies of those ordered by the Board as shown by the files in my office.
  In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my official seal this 12th day of August A.D. 1916.
(SEAL)     JAS. L. CLARY, Clerk of the Circuit Court as County Auditor
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Note:  All I can read is the No. of acres and the name.  The rest is too difficult to transcribe.
17 acres         Unknown
19 acres         Unknown
40 acres         Unknown
65 acres         S. W. Burlison
42 acres         Unknown
Lots 9, 10 & 11, Block 11in Garden City     W. J. Galloway
Lot 20, Block 11 in Garden City     Martha W. Davis
Lot 24, Block 11 in Garden City     J. T. Byrd
Lot 31, Block 11 in Garden City     A. F. Turnquist
Lots 9 & 10, Block 11 in Garden City     R. K. Cousell
Lots 13 to 14 Inclusive, Block 11 in Garden City     Bassett & Hay
Lots 17, 23, 25 & 27, Block 14 in Garden City     Dixie Land Co.
Lots 3, 6, 8, 9, 13, 18, __, 22, 26 to 33
 Inclusive, Block 11 in Garden City     Dixie Land Co.
Lot 23, Block 13 in Garden City     Hattie Jones?
Lot 32, Block 13 in Garden City     R. E. Baldwin
Lots 1 and 4 to 7 Inclusive, Block 14  In Garden City     Dixie Land Co.
Lot 11, Block 14 in Garden City     R. S. Singleton
Lots 13 to 14 Inclusive, Block 14 in  Garden City     W. F. Loyd
Lots 1, 2, 3, &4, Block 17 in Garden City Dixie Land Co.
Lot 2, Block 19 in Garden City     Dixie Land Co.
Lot 6, Block 19 in Garden City     J. D. McNair
Lot 7, Block 19, in Garden City     J. T. Wells
Lots 8 to 12 Inclusive, Block 19 in  Garden City     J. F. Flowers
Lots 1, 2, & 6 and 12 to 15 Inclusive,  Block 20 in Garden City     Dixie Land Co.
Lot 4, Block 20 in Garden City     L____ Sanders
Lots 10 & 11, Block 20 in Garden City     J. D. Helms
Lots 2, 6 & 8 and Lots 10 to 14 Inclusive in  Block 21 in Garden City     Dixie Land Co.
Lot 1, Block 21 in Garden City     Unknown
Lot 2, Block 21 in Garden City     Lee Turner
Lots 1 to 6 Inclusive, Block 22  In Garden City     Dixie Land Co.
Lot 7, Block 22 in Garden City     Daniel Betham?
Lot 8, Block 22 in Garden City     R. E. Anderson
Lots 1 to 3 Inclusive, Block 23 in   Garden City     Dixie Land Co.
Lots 1 to 4 Inclusive, Block 24 in  Garden City     Dixie Land Co.
50 acres         Unknown
163 acres     Perry Bullard
40 acres         R. M. Henderson
160 acres     J. M. Armstrong
160 acres     Unknown
1 acre         Unknown
120 acres     Unknown
20 acres         Thomas A. Davis
120 acres     Unknown
40 acres         Unknown
40 acres         Unknown
55 acres         Unknown
120 acres     Unknown
21 acres         James Hightower
29 acres         Wm. Henderson
40 acres         J. A. Fowler
2 acres         Unknown
40 acres         Pressley Holley
20 acres         Lewis Carter
10 acres         Annie Benton
34 acres         W. B. Steele
22 acres         Unknown
23 acres         Unknown
20 acres         Unknown
60 acres         W. B. Steele
164 acres     Unknown
60 acres         Unknown
40 acres         L. T. Merrill
40 acres         J. P. Rawls
160 acres     Unknown
64 acres         Unknown
111 acres     Unknown
92 acres         Unknown
Town of Laurel Hill
80 acres         S. F. Hall
20 acres         S. F. Hall
10 acres         S. F. Hall
20 acres         S. F. Hall
40 acres         S. F. Hall
60 acres         S. F. Hall
105 acres     S. F. Hall
440 acres     S. F. Hall
440 acres     S. F. Hall
360 acres     S. F. Hall
40 acres         S. F. Hall
40 acres         J. R. Congleton
420 acres     S. F. Hall