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The State of Florida e Our = Jl U Bay Country the 4
oe Panama ity Pt lot
> > Against the World Y Best Part of Florida
t Vol 1 Panama City Washington C ount Florida May 7th 1908 Na50
d Beach Combin
Jas Gardner of Fountain has been
in our city since Sunday evening
r b Dr Lee of Millville and Will Gray
were pleasant callers here last week
W A Crawford arrived home on
r Tuesday evening from a trip to Do
th an
i David Davis was an arrival last
i evening It is to be hoped that Dave
has come to stay
c R C G Allen was a Panama City vis
itor last week He was down look
ing after his candidacy in this sec
L H Howell candidate for clerk
r was here yesterday investigating the
report that this district was solid for
Allen and Lockey
a Ira G llutchinson and A Williams
left for Chipley on Friday last hay
ing completed negotiations for the
ice plant location
Many strangers are visiting our
place these days some purchasing
others preparing to move here upon
the completion of the road
R L McKenzie candidate for
representative started out this morn
ing on a campaigning trip through
the north part of the county
A G aru C M Chandlee have the
frame of their twostor building next
north of the printing office raised
and will soon have it enclosed
Mr Harwood Chief Engineer of
the A St Ar B R R has rented a
house of Hogeboom and will soon
remove here making this his head
The PILOT is in receipt of sample
numbers of The Club Digest a
neatly nnted and smaa 1 edited
paper i sued by the Dothan Literary
tub > wish it success
Jr P Mock ofBainbridge Pa was
called by telegram a few dayr since
M ictho bed side fflPbis moc er atthe
residence of H II Mock Panama
City on account of her critical ill
ness She is not expected to live but
a short time
Nearly all of our citizens were in
attendance at the burial of Mrs West
on Friday evening last at Oakland
The day was perfect with its cool re
i vivifying north wind and clear skies
one of our charming Florida days be
F r 4 fitting the last sad rites for a beautiful
Deputy Sheriff J Hogeboom
w I arrested at Millville last night
the negro William Butler who skip
ped from this place a week ago with
a bible and leaving several unsettled
accounts He was brought before
Justice Hogeboom here and fined 820
and costs or GO days in jail
S M Robertson candidate for
State senator and JA Mathias can
didate for representative were in
town this week getting acquainted
with our voters The PILOT office
acknowledges n very pleasant visit
from tllee old cino eate veterns
whoso roirini on os of their war ex
perioncp more illlerSting than any
work of licton Come again gentle
Mrs Anna E Wilson an aged and
highly n s tvlod resident of Foun
tap died at her home in that place
on the 2IU1 sifter a short but severe
illness Her remains were placed at
rest in Marianna cemetarv on Satur
day Mrs Wilson was born at Mari
anna 79 years ago and was mentally
and physically bright active and
vigorous to the time of her last ill
ness The bereaved fariiily have the
sympathy of all Chipley Verdict
Our esteemed brother of the Chip
ley Verdict in commenting upon the
fish catches here adds that it is re
ported that a bay fisherman recently
took in one night 900 pounds of
mackerel Possibly this is a typo
graphical error and the poor comp
is to blame for it all but the bay fish
erman who get but that amount of
mackerel in a night would make no
report of the take Catches of 5000
to 10000 pounds are not unusual and
a big catch is from 100 to 150 barrels
of 200 pounds each No brother Wil
son we only mention the mackerel
catches of many thousands of pounds
at a time
Death of Luella Vernette
Simmons West
The announcement of the death of
this estimable lady the wife of the
editor of the PILOT will bring sorrow
to the many who have had the pleasure
of her acquaintance and especially
grieve those who have had a closer
knowledge of her earnest Christian
life with its high and noble aims It
was so recently that she was in sole
charge of and editing the PILOT dur
ing the absence of its editor Mr West
in March that its readers will not as
yet have forgotten her forceful style
of writing nor her endeavors to up
lift and cheer each and all
Luella Vernette Simmons was born
in Elenburgh N Y on July 1st
1863 Her father was Richard C
Simmons her mother Julia A
Hobbs Simmons When she was
two years old the family removed to
Benton county Iowa where they
lived some 17 years From there
they removed to Calhoun county
where they remained 4 years
She attended the common schools
of the State until she was 17 years
old then going to the High School at
Belle Plaine Iowa for two years
The next year or so she spent in
teaching district schools near Belle
Plaine snd Manson Iowa following
that by entering the State Normal at
Cedar Falls Iowa from which she
graduated with honor She then took
the position of principal of the High
School at Pomeroy Iowa where she
remained about two years returning
then to the State Normal at Cedar
Falls and tiving the post graduate
course From there she went as
assistant in the school at Bellevue
While there she felt that duty called
her into the evangelistic field and in
Jane lcfl2 shbLgafi the arduous
calling of an evangelist among the
mining camps and ranches of Mon
tana She remained in that service
in connection with the M E church
until March 1894 being very success
ful in her efforts and doing a work
physically that would have tired out
many a man Her appointments
often necessitated her taking long
horse back rides unattended through
the unsettled mountainous regions
visiting the scattered families on
ranches and doing a Christian work
such as but few women have ever
Upon returning from Montana she
entered Penn college at Oskaloosa
Iowa from which she graduated and
then began teaching Science in the
High School in Oskaloosa where she
remained four years Then followed
a year in Europe studying at Berlin
and touring Italy in an educational
way She was also at that time ap
pointed by Gov Shaw of Iowa a dele
gate in behalf of that State to inves
tigute and report upon systems of
education in Europe Upon her re
turn from Europe she took a position
as teacher of Science and German
in the High School at Chicago
Heights 111 within two years be
coming principal of that large and
important school
On June 24th 1905 she married G
M West and in 1906 came to their
home at Old Town St Andrews Bay
Fia She was always active in all
educational and religious work and
was President of the Art Club and
Foreign Missionary Society at Chicago
cago Heights At 19 years of age she
joined the Methodist church and has
ever since been a faithful zealous
member She has always been the
reliance of her pastors in helping
them in church work and her intense
spiritual character marvelous faith
and hopeful temperament have often
most materially aided the advance
ment of the religious work that was
so near and dear to her
j She took a deep interest in the up
I building of Panama City having an
I abiding faith that it was destined to
become a very important and pros
perous city Upon her arrival here
she joined the M E Church South
feeling it her duty to cast her lot with
the M E church of her adopted state i
I and was at the time of her death
securing the fiends wherewith to at
once erect a church here She fr9
quently furnished articles for the
PILOT and was a forceful writer of i
terse vigorous English In another
column will be found the last unpub
lished article she wrote A Wifes
Privilege which represents very
concisely her views of home and
wifely duties
As a teacher she was noted for the
power to interest and hold close her
pupils uplifting as well as educating
them as a friend one who com
pletely lost all thought of self in the
needs of those within the circle of her
friendship as a neighbor thoughtful
and helpful Our community has met
with a grievous loss in her death and
her family been bereaved beyond
Her last illness began on March
22nd terminating in her death at 10
p m April 30th She suffered but
little pain at any time gradually
growing weaker though never losing
consciousness until Ithin a few
hours of her death The funeral ser
vices were held at the home at Old
Town at4 p m Friday May 1st her
pastor Rev J G Hastings speaking
very feelingly of the great service she
had been to him in his struggles to
upbuild the church in this section
Sections from her favorite hymns
were sung by Mrs Alexander and Miss
Ethel Baker From sympathetic
neighbors and her own garden were
beautiful flowers completely covering
the casket and its support it seem
ingly resting upon bed of jasmines
magnolias and lillies She was buried
in Oakland thv 5ew Panama City
cemetery the location of which she
had so recently heped select and
which she had named in the first days
of her illness Kind friends had done
what they could through strewing
flowers and boughs of the magnolia
about the grave to lessen its terrors 1
mourning with the relatives and
friends the deoMtui of one who had
been s5 > Lb jfuifj ci n rtoehStY I
a noble generous Cfhnatiau woman
f n 1i > tI
Farmd ale
S Dyer of Wetappo is towing for I
Taylor Schermer Co this week I
The stork visited Mr S Carters
Friday night and left a fine baby
R Kirvin and M Davis arrived
home from Carrabolle Thursday on
the Jessie P
M Davis left today for St Joe to
I engage in the turpentine business
with IT Stone
We are in favor of tho Fourth of
July celebration spoken of in the
Buoy Who else
I Miss Mabel Taylor has returned
from a weeks visit at the light house
the charming guest of Mrs F L
W Parish and II McClelland of
Blountstown were bore last week
campaigning in behalf of some of the
numerous candidates
Taylor Schermer Co are look
ing for two new engines to arrive this
week for their launches that are now
undergoing repairs
Neil Melton of Paxton Fla after
spending several days here with his
I brother and family left yesterday
i for home via Millville
Mrs C Oliver Miss Nellie Russell
and Mr J Oliver walked to the gulf
J on Saturday TRre is another crowd
i I going to take the trip tomorrow
I Friday week there is to be an ex
cursion to the gulf by wagons The
I party will cut three bee trees All
I are invited to come and bring their
i baskets
A crowd of young folks of this place
I and other parts of the bay went to J
Raffields Sunday afternoon on the
sloop Jessie P They had a delightful
trip and a pleasant time visiting the
several families of that part of the
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Mrs E P Kinney of Spring Lake I
Bayou was visiting in town Tuesday
Prof and Mrs Weir of Millville
visited friends here Saturday and
E Mosher caught a fine red fish
I from his dock Tuesday afternoon It
weighed 13 pounds
P E Wilson Mrs Vellet and son
spent Sunday at the Forbes home
the Nanine bringing them over from
St Andrew
Win Railsback formerly in charge
of the Favorita came home Sunday
on the launh Nanine having taken
charge of that boat
The large boat that Mr Fredosia is
building is progressing nicely We
understand that the owner intends to
install a very powerful motor
Mrs Henry Spicer accompanied by
Mrs Audley Spicer and Miss Crandall
called on Mrs August Wilson Sunday
while enjoying a launch ride up East
Bay C Bay Head
C E Ware made a trip to Youngs
town Sunday
H L Ellis of Southport was shop
ping here Monday
Miss Alice Harrel and Johnnie Ky
ser were callers here Monday
Sheriff C G Allen of Chipley was
greeting friends here one day last
J H Anderson brought a crowd of
colored folks up here from Southport
on Saturday
T J Watts of Chipley passed
through here on Thursday last en
ircute to Tompkins
J W Anderson and wife of South
po t were visitors at Mr and Mrs F
r V illCh Staidic 4 T L
I r
The Schooner Cleopatra in charge
of Capt Marshall was up here with
freight on Saturday
J S Gardner and B Johnson pas
sed through here Sunday evening en
route to Panama City
Dr Newton of Southport passed
here Tuesday morning enroute to the
Bayhead Turpentine Cos camp
R L Purcell took charge of the U
S mail boat Favorita on Monday last
I Capt W M Railsback having accept
ed another job
Mrs F H Ware was visiting the
sick folks of Gay a couple of days
I last week We are glad to hear that
they are improving
W II Woodard of Chipley travel
ing salesman for the Lewis Bear Co
of Pensacola was a business caller
here one day last week
I The Misses Bethena and Sylvania
I Kvser and W D and Wvlev Kyser
I of Tompkins were shopping here
I II Friday and Saturday evening
Bayheed was on a boom last week
as there was quite a crowd of gentle
men from near Cottondale and Chipley
down hook and line fishing in the
creeks They are expected again in
Last Saturday while waiting here
I for passengers Capt Wilson Gardner
spied an alligator swimming the bay
He seized his army rifle and killed
I the gator at once The saurian
i measured S feet 7 inches
I Capt Will Stevens was up from St
I Andrew this week with the launch
Jane Jones bringing Roxzie Murphy
I and a drummer The drummer left
for Youngs still Mr Murphy return
ing to St Andrew
I Railroad News
1 The pile driver has completed its
i work at bayou George and been mov
ed to the next work south of here
Menges branch a small job and
1 Grants is all that remains for the
driver to do to complete the work
through to this point
j Contractor Condon has been delay
I ed some in his grading work on this
end of the road by the heavy rains of
this week Given dry weather he
will soon have it completed
r = St Andrew
Charles Bracken has shipped on
the Martha Lillian
Capt Otway Ware has taken a po
sition on the Nancy Lee
W F Gregory returned on Tues
day evening from a trip to Dothau
where he has been attending court
Mrs Julia Simmons mother of the
late Mrs West starts for her homo in
Chicago Heights Ill by tomorrows
J 11 Drummond will leave for Mo
bil on Friday where he attends the
called meeting for the Inland Canal
Miss C Duifner who was attend
ing Mrs West in her last illness
leaves on the Taapon tomorrow for
Columbus Miss
Capt F Witherill has boon con
fined to his room for the past week
with an attack of the measles lie
is convalescing fast
Capt Modlin of the East Bay mail
line has been laid up by illness the
past two days Capt Willie Railsback
took his place yesterdays trip and
Frank Menge today
The heavy weather of the past few
days has kept the most of the launches
tied up at the dock Yesterdays gale
was very heavy but the Tarpon came
through though a little late
Archie Smith the old confederate
soldier whose daughter was shot by
an ambushed assassin and who re
moved from Orange Hill to Econfina
creek to escape further attempts of
tie party to assassinate his family
and whose step son was shot from
ambush soon after he moved there
has moved to the bay country hoping
thus to escape further attacks Mi
Smith seems able to give the officials
some points that should be a clue to
the party It is to be hoped that the
grand jury will give this and other
cases of the kind their attention and
1S punt lJf the cMr
tly ILk 1 ur c 4
grace that it is now suffering from
J Millville i
Mr Cartwright who kept a small
store here sold out to Rev Ward a
new comer hero the first of the week
The infant daughter of Mr and Mra
Geo While died the first of ho week
The child had always been very deli
I 1
HE Palmer was a caller at W H
Parkers on Sunday
Chas Forbes came up to lodge Sat
urday in the USuy
Henry Spicer of Ferry Point at
tended lodge here Saturday
Mrs Audley Spicer and little son
Otway visited friends and relatives
here on Saturday last
Arch Gainer and Mr Weaver of
Southport attended the F t A M
lodge here last Saturday
Mr tnd Mrs W A Emmons was up
from Saint Andrews last Saturday
Mrs Emmons visited friends while
Mr E attended lodge
A gentleman from Alabama was
here on Tuesday looking over the
M G Post cottage with a view to
renting the same for the summer
We were visited with a very hard
wind and thunder storm on Tuesday
night but not as much lightning and
thunder as on Monday night of last
J N Wilson of Sneads accom
panied by E N Dekle of Chipley
visited W H Parker on business on
day last week Mr Wilson owns a
very pretty summer home here
Mr Dekle owns a desirable piece of
Mr Wilsons
property adjoining I
Capt Willie Railsback our old time i
and most faithful mail carrier
brought the mail up on Wednesday
He laid over a couple of hours on
account of the heavy wind but later
started on his way up the bay after
partaking of dinner with Mr and Mrs
W H Parker 1

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