The    Okaloosa    News

Vol. 2.                                            Crestview, Okaloosa County, Florida, November 3, 1916                   No. 5
Attorney General, Thos. F. West Will Not Tour State for Knott
As good as says that George P. Ralney and his bunch are Liars, and are Trying to Mislead the People
   Several days since the statement was sent out from W.V. Knott’s campaign headquarters in Jacksonville, which is under the management of George P. Ralney, Please Holt, et al., to the effect that Hon. T.F. West, the Attorney General of the State, had declared himself for W.V. Knott for Governor and would commence to tour the State in speech making for Knott the latter part of this week, but when this falsehood was called to the attention of Mr. West in West Palm Beach the other day, he branded it a untrue and unwarranted, and at once wired the following telegram to B.M. Turner, Secretary of Knott’s Campaign Committee in Jacksonville:
 West Palm Beach, Oct. 26, 1916.

Mr. B.M. Turner, Jacksonville, Florida:
   “Matter you are sending out to papers in reference to me in this campaign is  unauthorized and unwarranted.  I respectfully ask that you will wire the papers to withhold it.”
(Signed) “T.P. West
   Now, where is the man that has and will say, that W.V. Knott has not done, or at least sanctioned questionable methods to deceive the people into voting for him?
   If you forget a man’s name to a check or any other instrument of writing, you have violated the law and are subject to prosecution. 
   Thus it is a provable fact that Knott, or his “gang” have no regard for truth or law of the State just so long as he, or they, think he can be elected Governor.
   Will the people vote for a man to fill the highest office in their State who will resort to such questionable methods as forging a man’s name to gain votes?
   No, we do not believe the honest, hard working men of Okaloosa County will vote for any such a man.  But we believe they will vote for Hon. Sidney J. Catts, whose reputation for honesty is not to be questioned.
To The Farmers of Okaloosa County
   If you wish to borrow money at a low rate of interest on a loan, if you will meet me at Crestview at one o’clock Second Saturday in November it is my purpose that day to organize a farm loan association.  I have sent to Washington today for several copies of the Rural Credit law for Bulletins, explaining the advantages of the Rural Credit Law.  Tell your neighbor farmers about it, and let’s have a good turn out on that day and I will tell you some other advantages that might be a help to the farmers through the association.
L.P. Gordon, Laurel Hill
We have a splendid write-up of the Sunday School Convention which met here Saturday and Sunday which we will publish next week.

Forest Timber Damaged.
   Among the visitors to Crestview last week were Forest Supervisor, Eldredge, Forest Ranger McKee, and Forest Examiner Bishop, all of the Florida National Forest.  These men were here primarily to lay out the line for the new Shoal River Bridge in the building of which the Forest Service is cooperating with the County Commissioners, and to locate and estimate the timber for the construction of the bridge.  This timber is being furnished from the Government land without cost to the County.
   The Foresters state that the hurricane of the 18th had thrown a great deal of timber throughout the Forest.  The loss was heaviest on heavily cupped or boxed, privately owned Sections and in some cases amounted to as much as 90 percent of the stand.  The loss of Government timber while less than the average was considerable in the aggregate.  Mr. Eldredge stated that this wind thrown timber would be suitable for saw timber and crosstie use if cut between now and the middle of March; after this time it is probable that the timber beetles and borers will quickly play havoc with it and in a few weeks after the spring opens, destroy it’s value except as fuel wood.
   The Forest Service will, very likely, dispose of this fallen timber at stumpage rates below the standard set by the Government in order to encourage it’s utilization before the bugs get it.  A large part of the fallen timber is within a few miles of the coast where cheap water-transportation can be had at Pensacola.  This will make it practicable to remove the timber either in the shape of saw logs or as crossties at a comparatively small cost.
To the Democrat Voters of Okaloosa County.
   We the undersigned voters whose names appears on a certain petition that has been published in the County News Papers of this County, endorsing Mr. W.N. Hartgrove for County Commissioner fro District No. (5) take this method of correcting a False Impression created by said Petition.  When the Petition was presented to us to sign, it did not bear the Heading as Published and we signed it by request to get Mr. Hartgrove’s name on the ballot.  We do not question Mr. Edge’s honesty of purpose, loyalty or business ability as our County Commissioner or as a private citizen.  In signing the said petition we did not necessarily express our choice as to who we would support for County Commissioner.
M. Davis, J.H. Ervin, Jeff Davis, W.L. Walton, M.L. McClenney, M. Brown, H.E. Rutan, S.M. Johnson, Mat Sweeney, C.B. Grimes, Jessie Davis, S.A. Skinner
Judge Stewart Says Negroes are for Knott.
   The following telegram has been received by The News from Judge Isaac A. Stewart of DeLand, with the request that it be published:
DeLand, Fla. Oct. 26, 1916.
   Zach T. Bielby, a strong supporter of Knott, who attended the Republican convention at Palatka, addressed two hundred negroes here last night.  He declared that Allen had been brought out as a candidate of the white man’s party and that he did not believe in it.  He was followed by Rev. Nichols, a negro minister, who denounced Catts as an enemy to the colored race and urged all negro voters to unite to accomplish Catt’s defeat.  Bielby is working with independents in this county to defeat Democratic nominees for sheriff and state senators as well as Catts.  He was instrumental in qualifying one thousand negroes in this county.
   Pat Hall, secretary, and Arthur Rogers, chairman of this club urge the negroes to stand by and vote for Mr. Knott.  The secretary a  few days ago held poll tax receipts to the number of 216.
   I stand behind and vouch for every word of this telegram.
Isaac A. Stewart.
Reply to G.W. Soule.
   The first thing we most need to consider is that in our Democratic primary our Commissioners was elected in the usual manner, and that all true Democrats will certainly see that all true Democrats are elected.  If Mr. Soule will please state in what way he and his district has been mistreated, possibly that can be stymied before it is forever too late.  I believe Mr. Edge is considered our fairest and most impartial Commissioner by the whole County.  Certainly he has done more to bring his district in touch with the rest of the County.  Prof. Hartgrove may be one of the best men in the County, but certainly he can make no better Commissioner than Mr. Edge.
   If  Mr. Soule thought it was absolutely necessary for Prof. Hartgove to be Commissioner, why then didn’t he and his few friends persuade him to enter the race in the primary?
   I did not vote for Mr. Edge in the primary, but will give him my very best support in the coming election, and am sure every man who stops and thinks will do the same. 
   I think it is too late now to come out for an office, besides we haven’t given Mr. Edge a fair trial yet, and so lets try him and see if we ever regret the trails.
   Think Voters how we have been treated by others in our County?  Now must we give up our rights after we had so much to do in creating the new and prosperous County of Okaloosa.
   So let us ALL vote for Mr. Edge.  We can all recommend him for the office.
C.S. Laird

A large crowd of men composed of all religious denominations of the town, met and straightened up t he Methodist Church Thursday and it is again ready for worship.
G.W. Kilcrease Replies to G.W. Moore, Sr.
Galliver, Fla., Nov. 11, 1916.
Editor-Okaloosa News
Crestview, Fla.
Sir:--Having read in last week’s Milligan Journal what was purported to be an article from the pen of Mr. G.W. Moore, Sr., but which in my opinion really came from the pen of Mr. R.A. Rozier, I want you to allow me space enough in your good paper to answer same.
  First, I want to say to Mr. Moore or whoever wise it was that wrote his mess of corporation boncumbe that when he charged I was brought out by any special interested parties he emphatically tells things that are not true, and well does he know it.
  Again he tells an untruth when he says, or intimates that I will be a tool for other men.  I have never been, nor will I ever be. Neither will I be under any obligations to the biggest corporation power in Okaloosa County who is especially interested in landing the Courthouse in the towns which they almost own.  Neither will I work to have all the county’s money spent in building all roads to go through Milligan regardless of expense.  Neither will I favor putting two bridges across Shoal River in less than two miles of each other at a cost of seven thousand dollars.  But, on the contrary, I will favor putting a bridge on Yellow River at the Cox Ferry and opening up a road from there straight through to Baker, or as near so as is practical, which Mr. Rozier was petitioner to do by some three hundred or more people, but absolutely refused.
  You say “vote for Mr. Rozier and help keep mine and your taxes down.”
  In what way has he tried to keep the taxes down?  By spending six hundred dollars on claying Baggett Creek Hill, of which almost a fourth has already washed away, or by pulling down another fourth of the hill, which must be done before the hill can be fixed?  If this is the way to keep our taxes down, God forbid that we ever see the way in which they are to rise?  See, Mr. Moore?
  Now Mr. Moore lets review just one line of your friend Rozier’s platform, or promise to the people while he was running in the primary, which is as follows:  “I do not favor special favors for, or discrimination against any individual or community.”
  What was he doing when he walled in his little precinct so to speak, to enable him to carry a bond issue of fifteen thousand dollars, thereby trying to rob the balance of the county of its proportionate share of the fourteen thousand dollars which the National Government has put up to help build roads in Okaloosa County?  Is this in keeping with his declaration as set forth above, or is it discrimination against the balance of the whole county for the benefit of the Milligan precinct alone?  Certainly you must say it is discriminating.  Why then are you so lugubriously howling for a man to be re-elected who would sink the balance of the whole county for the special benefit of helping this particular place, (which is owned by the biggest corporation in the county,) in getting the courthouse. 
  If I am elected, Mr. Moore, I believe I will be, I will oppose any such transactions as this, and you had better get right and vote for me and help save the county from bankruptcy in order to carry the Courthouse in Milligan.
G.W. Kilcrease,
Candidate for Commissioner
     From District 4.      


   Through the request of my friends and the voters of my district, I have agreed to make the race for County Commissioner from District 4.
   The following are a few of the reasons which prompted me to make the race:
   First, the treatment which has been meted out to the people of this District at the hands of the present Commissioner, Mr. R.A. Rozier.
   Second, I believe in fair play and a Square Deal, in other words I believe that the people of the county should have the right to rule it, where, as it is now, the Commissioners, regardless of the wishes and petitions of the people, run the county, this assertion has been proven by their acts on at least three different occasions.  So, I pledge if elected to be ruled, or governed by the people by voting to give them what they ask for, regardless of whether it pleases me individually or not.  I have no Courthouse scrape to make for any special place.  Therefore I claim that I can, and will if elected, be able to serve the people better, more conservatively.  And more generally than the man or set of men who is, totally wrapped up in one certain place getting the Courthouse and all the good roads, and if a petition is presented by the people it will have my attention and there will be some record made of same.
   I favor good roads, and I think they ought to be built as fast as the financial conditions of the county will permit without running us in debt.
   Now if these ideas and principles meet your approval as a citizen and voter, I will appreciate your support in the elections of November 7th.
   Remember that I am to be voted for or against all over the whole county.  If elected, I will be under as strong obligations to the people of the whole county as I will be to those in my district, therefore I can and will serve them all alike.
Very Respectfully,
G.W. Kilcrease.
That Executive Committee Meeting a Farce.
  For some unknown reason to everybody in Okaloosa County save one special individual at Milligan, the County Executive Committee was called together at Milligan Thursday.
  We have learned since the meeting that it was for the purpose of trying to get said Committee to endorse Knott for Governor and R.A. Rozier, but soon after the Committee met it was seen that they did not intend to be bossed or dictated to and the Resolution was made to read that the Committee simply endorsed the Democratic nominees of the county without specifying any particular person or persons.
  So in the fullest sense of the word the calling of the Committee together was a farce.
  Out of nineteen precincts twelve were represented and out of the twelve all were for Catts.
  In the November general election every party, however large or small, will have candidates for, Presidential electors on the ticket.  Florida is entitled of six votes in the Electoral College.
  To vote for the return of the Wilson administration, a vote for Wilson and Marshall, vote for the following six:
J. Turner Butler
Martin Caraballo
T.P. Clarkson
Frank Harris
Milton H. Mabry, Sr.
Will H. Price
After Tuesday it will all be over except the shouting and we promise to give our readers a better selection of reading matter.
It is the corporations of Okaloosa County that are supporting W.V.Knott for Governor and R.A. Rozier for County Commissioner.  The reason why they are doing this is, they expect favors at their hands.
Knott and his crowd have not hesitated to break open ballot boxes, change the votes of honest electors, and steal a nomination.  Will they hesitate to steal the election of November 7th?  The loyal Democrats of Florida who are standing by the nominee, Sidney J. Catts, must be alert to prevent theft on November 7th.--Daytona Journal     
While in Laurel Hill Sunday, a dozen men told us that the abuse and falsehood which had been published in the Milligan Journal against Hon. Sidney J. Catts, which presumably was an effort to help Mr. Rozier, who is also for Knott and bitterly opposed to Mr. Catts, had caused the people of that place to lose all respect for the paper and would cause Mr. Rozier to lose many votes.  The vote at Laurel Hill will be about two to one for Mr. Catts.
Mr. Peter H. Miller of DeFuniak Springs, the Republican candidate for Congress from this district has a page ad in this issue of The News.  Now, as Mr. Miller and everyone else knows, the editor of this paper is a true blue Democrat, and we expect to live and die one, because we believe its principles are right, however, we want to say this for Mr. Miller, he is a moral Christian gentleman, a business man in every respect, a fine looking man, etc., and he is making a vigorous campaign, therefore it behooves all Democrats to rally to the polls on next Tuesday, November 7th, and cast their vote for the Democratic nominee, Hon. J. Walter Kehoe.
George P. Raney, the Czar of the State Democratic Executive Committee, in defense of an honest protest made by twelve or thirteen members of the Committee who met in Jacksonville last Saturday, is said to be spending five thousand dollars of the Committee’s money, of which amount Mr. Catts paid four hundred dollars himself, in paying negroes’ poll taxes to vote for Mr. Knott and against Mr. Catts.  What do the honest white people of this county think about a man who will take a white man’s own money to qualify negroes to vote against him with?  In our opinion the man who would do such a thing as this is a worse menace to the country than the man Fudge, who last week was convicted in Escambia County for the murder of his two little girls.  And the man who would accept any office on the strength of votes of this kind, is worse than either one of them.
Bringing It Closer Home.       
   Last week we published an article from Hugh Sparkman, editor of the Volusia County Journal, to the effect that one thousand negroes in that county had been qualified to vote for W.V. Knott for Governor.  This week we are publishing a sworn statement from the County Judge of the county, Isaac A. Stewart, that Sparkman’s charges are true.
   Still we hear some fellows say that they don’t believe it.  Well that is alright, let’s see if you will believe this.
   Mr. Peter H. Miller, who resides in DeFuniak Springs, and is considered one of the most reputable citizens of that town or the whole of West Florida, who is running for Congress on the Republican ticket, was in our office Saturday, and told us that he had touched practically every town in the Third Congressional District during the past three weeks, and that at several places, Marianna for one, several negroes had voluntarily told him that they had been paid to vote for “Misser” Knott, but if there was any way for them to get out of it, they had rather vote for “Misser” Allen, the Republican man for Governor.  Mr. Miller says that he told them to take all of the Knott money they could get and then vote for who they pleased.
Catts Men, Take Notice.
Jacksonville, Fla., Oct. 30, 1916.
Mr. W.H. Mapoles.
               Crestview, Fla.
  Dear Sir:--I am writing to ask that you get in touch with our friends in your County and have Watchers placed at the Polls in each of the Precincts.  We think this very important.  We realize that in very nearly all the County Precincts in the State that the Election will be conducted honestly and fairly and that no room will be left for anyone to complain.  There might be some exception to this and we want to prevent any fraud being committed if possible. 
  Some of the Parties here connected with the Management of Mr. Knott’s Campaign have stated that it is the intention of his friends to see that sufficient frauds are committed to enable them to immediately begin Contest Proceedings after the Election on November 7th, as they did after the Primary of June 6th.
  It is to prevent anything like this that we are asking our friends though out the State in every Precinct to watch carefully and see that no frauds are committed.
  Please give this your immediate attention and greatly oblige.
     Yours very truly,
     Catts Campaign Committee, By J.V. Burke, Mgr.
Prof. W.C. Pryor was in our office yesterday and informed us that on account of Tuesday being election day, the School Board would hold its meeting next Monday.

Vote For

Peter H. Miller,
Of DeFuniak Springs
Republican Candidate for Congress
Mark your Ballot like this
(X)  Peter H. Miller
Republican Times are Good Times.  Vote for Peter H. Miller For Congress.
A Vote for Miller and Protection is a Vote for Your “Bread and Butter.” 
Mr. Miller is both Morally and Mentally fitted for the office.  He is not an office holder, or a professional candidate but comes before you with a clean and honorable record as a farmer, saw mill and business man.  A Vote for Miller is a vote for Protection.  Protection means Prosperity.  Prosperity for the whole country, especially the South, it means the  coming of home seekers and farmers, it means the investment of capital, the employment of labor at better wages, it means the building of factories and packing plants in the South, in fact it means the coming of Big Business and Capital to develop the farm lands and lower
the cost of living.

Protection keeps our money at home among our own people, and Free Trade sends our money abroad and robs our own people of WORK and WAGES.

A Vote for Miller and Protection is a Vote for Your “Bread and Butter”              
Republican Times are Good Times
A Common Sense View of a Protective Tariff
  The American workingman cannot get high wages if the goods they produce cannot be sold, and the goods cannot be sold if foreign goods can come in for nothing and sold at half price.  The United States does not need cheap foreign goods. It can produce goods of its own, at reasonable price to the consumer, and still pay high wages, if foreign cheap-labor goods are not permitted to cut under American products.  The Productive Tariff does not increase the cost of living.  If it did, the removal of the Tariff by the Democratic party would have cut down the cost of living.  In the American Market Americans should compete solely with Americans.  All of them pay high wages, and they are all on the same level.  Americans should not be forced to compete here with Japanese, who pay their men laborers 30 cents for fourteen hours work and their women and children laborers 12 to 20 cents.  Let the Japanese keep their home market and let us keep ours.  The first thing to do is to preserve the home market for Americans.  Then the foreign markets can be worked for what they are worth.  All combined, they are not worth as much to Americans as their home market.  Every nation in the world except the United States is making secure its own home market for its own people.
Advertise Florida By Electing A Republican To Congress
   The farmers of the north and west are Republicans and we need them to help develop Florida’s cheap lands.  Less than two million acres are under cultivation and there are thirty million acres within the state which can be cultivated. Send Peter H. Miller to Congress and advertise the fact to the home seekers and the farmers of the north that they are welcome to come to Florida and bring their  Politics with them.  Capital will not seek investment in a One Party State.
This is Republican Year.  You should vote for a man that will protect your interest, rather than WISH YOU HAD LATER.

Official Ballot General Election, November 7th, 1916, Precinct No.
County, Florida.  Make a crossed mark (X) before the name of the candidate of your choice.
Vote for Six
For Electors of President and Vice-President of the United States:
W.B. Bryant
J. Turner Butler
Martin Carabello
Washington Clark
J.P. Clarkson
Fred A. Coles
Frank W. Cotton
(X) Fred C. Cuberkly
Henry Dalloz
(X)  R.W. Foxworthy
W.W. Gordon
Frank Harris
(X) Morgan E. Jones
J.H. Lantinger
Job A. Edgar
M.H. Marby
Franklin Pimbley
William H. Price
Wesley C. Richards
(X) Clinton B. Spencker
L. M. Stevens
(X) Percket R. Stickney
(X) John Stoker
Ernest Thornquist
Vote for One, For United States Senator:
R.L. Goodwin
(X) W.M.R. O’Neal
Park Trammell

Vote for One,

For Representative in the Sixty-Fifth Congress from the Third Congressional District of Florida:
Walter Kehoe
(X) Peter H. Miller

Vote for One, For
C.C. Allen
(X) Geo. W. Allen
Sidney J. Catts
W.V. Knotts

Vote for One, For Secretary of State:

M. Clay Crawford
(X) J.E. Junkin

Vote for One, For Attorney General:

(X) M.R. MacFarlane
Admer D. Miller
Thos. F. West

Vote for One, For Comptroller:

Ernest Amos
Angelo Leto
(X) W.R. Northup

Vote for One,For Treasurer:

(X) Geo. E. Gay
Carl L. Harten
J.C. Luning

Vote for One, For Superintendent of Public Instruction:

(X) Geo. W. Holmes
W.N. Sheats

Vote for One, For Commissioner of Agriculture:

W.A. McRae
(X) Chas. R. Walker

Vote for Two, For Justice of the Supreme Court:

(X) K. Bly
Jefferson B. Browne
(X) John M. Cheney
Jos. J. Granger
R.F. Taylor
Vote for One, For Railroad Commissioner:
Royal C. Dunn
(X) Alexander Goode
Chas. F. Schneider
Note:  Study this ticket carefully.  The X  mark to the right shows Republican  candidates and manner of  marking the ticket.  THIS TICKET IS NOT TO BE USED AT THE ELECTION, but only for the purpose of  becoming familiar with the manner of marking and voting the official ticket at the election.
Mt. Olive.
  Mr. and Mrs. I.A. Parker returned home Friday, after spending a week with their daughter, Mrs. Mason.
Nora and George Ward, accompanied by G.R. Pippins spent Saturday night and Sunday with their aunt Mrs. Dan Matthews.
C. Rowe of Munson was in our burg Saturday.
Frank Evridge visited Dorcas Sunday.
Mrs. Hutto and daughter Pearl was callers at A.D. Wards and E.M. Parker’s Monday.
Mrs. Mary Ward who had been on the sick list for the past week is improving, much to the delight of her many friends.
W.A. Jernigan of Garden City passed through here Saturday.
J.E. Ward and Joe Evridge was business callers at Deerland Saturday.
The farmers are busy getting ready to grind cane, and dig potatoes.
Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Bolton and children of Dorcas were the guests of A.D. Ward and family Sunday.
Jack Harwell was visiting in our burg Sunday afternoon.
A.J. Bolton and family attended the sing at Crestview Sunday.
Griffin Pippins and Joe Evridge was looking very sad Sunday afternoon.  Say boys what was the trouble?
  The boys are getting shaped up for business, and several of them are bringing in good “catches” of fish.  Geo. Destin and L.D. Woodward brought in fifteen thousand pounds of Mullet one day last week.
The storm practically destroyed all of our fishing camps and supplies.  Two washouts and storms in one season is pretty heavy, but the Lord is at the helm and all is well.
C.L. Haugan was here on a visit a few days ago.
Mrs. L.L. Stewart of Shoal, passed through en route to Pensacola a few days ago, where she goes to meet her sister-in-law, Mrs. Dora Simpson who will make her home with them for a while.
Capt. Fred Williams paid home folks a visit the past week,
J.J. Irwin took his wife to Pensacola for an operation last week. Results yet unknown, but we hope she is doing well.
The big two mated schooner which was dismast during the storm, was towed in for repairs a few days ago.
    Cane grinding is the order of the day around old Ebenzer.
Old Uncle Daniel Stewart is very ill at this writing, but we all hope for him a speedy recovery.
Mr. and Mrs. Tim Clary made a business trip to Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Steel’s Saturday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. Jessie Lewis was pleasant callers at Mr. and Mrs. J.S. Moore’s Sunday.
Sallie Moore was the guest of Maggie Steele Sunday.
Pearl Lewis was the charming guest of Birdie Moore Sunday.
Nancy Moore was the guest of Little Louise and Lola Steele, Sunday afternoon.
Birdie Moore called on Vera Steele Sunday afternoon.
Mrs. J.D. Moore called on her aged mother, Mrs. Mary Steele, Saturday afternoon.
J.J. Moore made a business trip to Laurel Hill Saturday.
Cawthon Steel was the charming guest of Sallie Moore Saturday night.
Edd Steele was the guest of his mother Sunday.
There were a few of our young folks went possum hunting Saturday night, had good luck..
I.C. Rogers made a business trip to Phillp Steel’s Sunday morning.
Parmer Lewis called on Jimmie and Robert Moore Sunday.
  Sweet Potato digging is in full swing--as usually follows a sharp frost.  Cane, too shows the effects of the frost and folks will soon be making syrup.
The bad effects of the storm is shown in the tremendous amount of timber blown down, and the good effects of the rain that accompanied it is shown in the gardens.
Rev. George B. Waldron, of Tampa, Fla., came in from Pensacola, with your scribe, Monday morning and visited here with friends until Wednesday morning.
W.P. Miller, Mrs. W.G. Miller, Myrtle Hart, Eola Powell, Mrs. Each, Fate Cawthon and your scribe attended the C.E. Convention at Pensacola, Oct. 21 and 22.  All report a nice time.
Rev. W.G. Miller returned home from Carryville Sunday night, where he has been conducting a two-weeks meeting.
A Convention Echo Meeting was held Tuesday night at the parsonage, where reports of the Pensacola C.E. Convention were given.  At the close a social hour was spent and all expressed themselves as enjoying the evening.
W.P. Miller was business visitor to DeFuniak Tuesday.
Mrs. C.H. Powell, Mrs. “Billy” Powell, and Tom Powell made a trip to DeFuniak Wednesday.
Actual work on the addition to the school house has begun and it will be completed next week.  It is expected that the school will begin again on Nov. 5.
A.L. Hart and wife and mother and E.C. Hart, went to DeFuniak Saturday.
The “killing frost” hasn’t anything on J.M. Miller, who killed four hogs and a beef on Tuesday.
Hart Bros. Are to set up their saw-mill three miles north of Crestview on the “Yellow River Division,” where they have secured a large contract to saw timber that the big storm blew down.
We failed to chronicle the damage done by the storm last week because your scribe was away, but he damage done was considerable.  Uncle Billy Powell’s house was unroofed and Mr. Booth’s house had the gable end blown out.  Nearly all of the farmers had fences torn up and a great deal of timber was blown down.
43 Dorcasites attended the Sunday School Convention at Crestview Sunday.
Silver Springs
  The ball game at Auburn Friday afternoon fell in favor of the Auburn boys.  The Crestview boys have been beating us for some time, but we pulled the sheet over the Crestview boys.  Two home runs were knocked by Burke.  The score was 17 and 15 in favor of Auburn.  There was not but four innings played as it was getting too dark to play anymore. The umpire, Mr. Long called the game.
Local and Personal
  Patronize those who advertise in The News.
For School Books and school supplies order them from Burrus Cawthon, DeFuniak Springs, Fla.
Dr. E.P. Rose, Sr. of Valdosta, Ga., and his son, E.P. Jr., of Olustell, Fla., were here Tuesday on business with Mr. M.E. Savage.
Mrs. C.C. Eiland and children of Baker, and her sister, Miss Alma Gay of Milligan, were among those to attend the Sunday School Convention here Sunday.
Mr. E.R. McKee of Garniers, passed through here the latter part of last week en route to Clanton, Ala., where he goes for a two week’s vacation.  While here he gave us another dollar to have The News go to him for another year.
Rev. C.C. Eiland was here from Baker Tuesday, Mr. Eiland was prospecting and says that it is very likely he will locate here within a short while.  He is a good citizen and we all welcome him to our town.
State Game Law
  It is unlawful in Florida to kill or capture, or have in possession, dead or alive, any wild bird, native or migrant, excepting only the English Sparrow, the Cooper and Sharpshinned Hawks, the Crow, the Jackdaw, the Great Horned Owl, the Turkey Buzzard and game birds in the open season.  Fine $10.00 to $25.00 for each violation.

--The following only are classed by the state laws as game birds, and the open seasons for hunting the same, provided by the State and Federal Laws, as seen as follows:
Quail (Bobwhite, Partridge), Wild Turkey, Turtle Dove.  Nov. 20 - March 10.
Ruffled Grouse, Imparted Pheasants (1913), Dec. 1-Dec. 20.
Woodcock, Nov. 1-Jan. 1.
Plover, Snipe, Yellowlegs, Nov. 20-Feb. 1.
Rail, Coot, Gallinule, Nov. 20-Dec. 1.
Duck, Goose, Brant, Nov. 20-Dec-Feb. 16.
The Federal law protects until September 1, 1918, Swan, Little Brown Cranes, Sandhill Cranes, Whooping Cranes, Curlews, and all shore birds except the Black Breasted and Golden plovers, Wilson or Jack Snipe and Yellowlegs.
   All migratory birds not named in the above list have continuous protection under the Federal law, and violators will be prosecuted in the U.S. District Court.  The fine for each violation of the law is $100, and imprisonment also may be imposed.  The birds protected under the Federal Law include Robins, Meadow Larks, Flickers or Yellow Hammers, Night Hawks or Bull Bats, Whipperwills, Woodpeckers, Shrikes, bobolinks or Rice Birds and all other migratory insectivorous birds.  All of these are protected at all times.
A Trip to Laurel Hill
  It was through an invitation of C.R. Ferdon and W.S. Wallace that editor and Mrs. Mapoles and Miss Alma Johnson were enabled to visit Laurel Hill and attend the Woodman Unveiling Sunday.
  Those going from here were Mr. and Mrs. C.R. Ferdon, Mrs. E.R. Marshburn and two babies, Mrs. W.H. Mapoles, Miss Alma Johnson, Tobe Edge, Mr. Sowell, W.S. Wallace and son, Clinton, and the editor.
  There were something over a hundred Woodmen in the march with something like four or five hundred people present.
  After the unveiling was over we took a stroll over the town with Mr. D.R. Moore to see the damage done by the storm which we estimated to be at least three thousand or thirty-five hundred dollars.
  It was a great treat to us to meet with these good people whom we had lived among for something better than six years.  We were glad to see them and from all appearances the most of them were glad to see us.  Really there is not a better citizenship in the United States than is to be found in Laurel Hill.
Mr. J.M. Snead of Andalusia, who has been in the real estate business for the past thirty years, was a pleasant visitor here Monday.  While here Mr. Snead was shown over the town by the editor and expressed himself as being well pleased, so much that he purchased something near a thousand dollars worth of real estate.
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   Mrs. Ink Helms and son, Leon of Holt, Ingram Helms of Holt, and Mrs. Lannis Cox of Crestview, were visiting friends and relatives last week.
Leon and Ingram Helms and Misses Lula Edge and Mattie Howell all motored to DeFuniak and Crestview Wednesday evening.  Report a nice time.
Mrs. J.E. McGriff was sick a few days last week.  We are glad she is improving.
__.B. Anchors an W. Howell have received a new model car.  This making six cars here.  Harrah for our city and fast moving Fords.
James Parrish, R.L. Edge, and Misses Bessie McGriff and Armetta ________, enjoyed the afternoon Sunday launch riding in the P.D.I.
Hon. B.P. Edge, son Joe, and Mr. R.J. Henderson motored to Camp Walton Sunday.
Mrs. Sallie Wright of Crestview visited friends and relatives here Monday and Tuesday.
Mr. W.N. Hartgrove was in our town Tuesday electioneering.
The box supper and card playing on the East Side was enjoyed by all who attended Saturday night.
Willie Han happened to the misfortune Monday while working in the mill at Garniers to almost lose his left foot.  He is here under the care of Dr. McGriff and we wish for him a speedy recovery.
We are cleaning out our “White Sewing Machines” for twenty dollars cash with the order.  Every one guaranteed.
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Pleasant Hill
  The health of the community is some better at this writing.  Mrs. Pink Cain who has been very sick is convalescent.
Tom Davis and family returned from the bay country Saturday.
W.F. Arnett filled his regular appointment at Union Springs Saturday and Sunday.  The church called Rev. Locke to serve them again for the ensuing year.
Sam Mathis and wife were pleasant callers at W.F. Arnett’s Sunday afternoon.
The protracted meeting at Pleasant Hill will begin on Friday night before the 1st Sunday in October.  A cordial welcome extended to all.
A.G. Matthews made a business trip to Pensacola Saturday.
A.L. Mathis passed through our burg Saturday evening.
Mr. Turner and wife were pleasant callers at the home of L.M.B. Settles Sunday.
Dan Mathis and daughter Mandy were v visitors in our burg Saturday.
Steve Edge passed through here Monday.
N.F. Cain was transacting business in Crestview Monday.
Hon. W.H. Spivey of Camp Walton, and __. W. Driggers of Crestview, were here on business with N.F. Cain Friday.
W.E. and D.H. Arnett were business callers at Crestview Saturday.
   Mr. and Mrs. John Brown of Coffee County, Ala., spent the latter part of last week with Mrs. Brown’s mother, Mrs. J. W. Hurston.
Mr. and Mrs. P.J. Steel and Mr. and Mrs. C.G. Hurston of Laurel Hill spent Sunday with Mrs. S.W. Hurston.
Miss Aleta Studebaker of Dayton, Ohio is visiting her aunt, Mrs. T.J. Whitehurst.

Miss Bertha Johnson
left Sunday morning for Madison, Fla., where she will attend the Florida Normal Institute.
Mrs. Ozie Enzor is visiting friends in Florala this week.
Mr. and Mrs.J.C. Hurston and W.H. Hurston, of Florala, spent Sunday with Mrs. J. W. Hurston.
M.M. Grimes spent Sunday with his son Fayette in Lockhart.
Mr. and Mrs.Wiley Adams spent Sunday with friends in Paxton.
Elmer Peterson in attending school in Laurel Hill.
Mrs. M.R. Lassiter, who has been sick for quiet a while is fast improving.
Elisha Lott of Laurel Hill spent Saturday night and Sunday with S.A. Steele.
Messrs. C.B. Ferdon, John Q. Adams, S.J. Manning, R.B. Rucker, W.J. Rice and J.H. Richburg, were visitors to Baker Monday.  They were there conferring with the citizens of that place in regards to rebuilding the bridge at the Griffith old Ferry.  We understand that the necessary arrangements were agreed on that Mr. Manning is this week at work erecting the bridge.  The progressive citizens of these two towns are too enterprising to let a bridge of the vital importance this one is, go dead because a majority of the County Commissioners are opposed to it from an arbitrarily standpoint.  There is as much demand for this bridge, if not more, than any other bridge in Okaloosa County.
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Lost.  Somewhere between Deerland and Crestview the shoe for the left foot of a seven-year old girl.  Finder return same to L.B. Bower’s store and receive reasonable reward.
Paco Hart.

Buy your building material from Fisher & Hamilton, Milton.  They carry a large stock all the time.  Prices right.  (adv.)