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I The State of Floric r Y e Our = Bay = Country T H Q the S
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Vol 1 Panama City Washington County Florida May 14th 1908 i No 51
t Beach Combings
i i l B i i
ill Mrs Oscar McKenzie and Mrs Mae
r Hogeboom were in St Andrew shop
E ping yesterday
l Mr Lawrence superintendent of
construction work on the railway
C was in town Monday
Revs R C Williams of Chipley
and J G Hastings were callers at
t the PILOT office on Monday
I i W K Holt and wife of Fitzgerald
i Ga arrived on Saturday evening on
IP a vrfit to their father and family
IJ They will return today
f W L Cawthons summer cottage
r is fast assuming a home like appear
J g ance It is being built that strong
ri that it can be moved easily if that
f were necessary
I W A Crawford is putting up a
building on the corner of Harrison
fJ avenue and First street to be used
as a barber shop Such an institu
I tion is much needed here
II The East Bay mail boat broke down
on Monday near Farm ale It was
It towed back on Tuesday by Capt
WitheriL with the Eva May which
has been on the line since
Mrs M IL Jcnkslefton the Ma too i
on Friday for her old home at Anna
Ill She will join her sister Miss Tut
hill at Quincy Ill soon and both I
will attend the Presbyterian Assembly
I at Kansas City
f Henry Johnsons launch running in
4 connection with the trains broke a
t crank shaft on Friday night while
t coming southward and laid oil West
t Bay nearly all night Rev R C Wil
liams was a passenger
t A Southport party consisting of L
r D Harmon and wife Miss Mattie
Williams and Messrs J D Williams
Benjamin Baldwin Eugene Williams
1 and J Jasperson visited here on
I Sunday coming by launch
ll Our former postmaster Taylor Pos
+ t i1 WaH an arrival here on Friday
evening Taylor is looking well and
r as though he had enjoyed his outing
and was now ready to do his share
toward building up Panama City
1 Dont forget that next Tuesday is
election day for the 1st primary All
qualified voters should turn out and
f register a vote for their choice of
candidates The polls in this district
will be held at the Panama City Real
I Estate Office
W Ji Parker and crew have this
week been running out that portion
of the south east quarter of section 8
here that lies east of the bayou It t
belongs to E N Dekle of Chipley
We understand Mr Dekle proposes to
plat the same
T S Michener of Port Washing
ton candidate for superintendent of
t schools was a pleasant visitor here
on Mr Michener is an ed 1
ucator with good ideas of advancing
i our common schools and if elected
1 ill undoubtedly do good work along 1
those lines
Inc soda water apparatus and foun
tain for Dr Kozier arrived on the
Manteo Tuesday The Doctor has
bought as good an outfit as could be I
found and as soon as his building is I
completed our people will be pro
I vided with a soda fountain that will
furnish the choicest and most deli I
cious of soft drinks
Lieut Commander Sheppard of St
Andrews was a Panama City caller
on Tuesday having come upon the
Manteo Mr Sheppard was talking
the candidacy of Albert W Gilchrist
for governor Thus far there has
been nothing done here in the way
of campaigning for the office of gov i
ernor except what has been done by I
the county officials in connection I
with their canvass for reelectionI
We regret to note the death of j
Grandma Mock at the home of her
11 son 11 II Mock in this place at 6
Li oclock in the afternoon of Friday
last She had been ill but a few
days If she had lived a few days
longer she would have been S2 years
old Burial took place in the Mill
ville cemetery on Saturday afternoon
Rev Roundtree conducting the ser
vices A full account of her life will
be published in the Searchlight of
t Bainbridge Ga the latter place being
jar h11lh
First Carload Machinery
Shipped from Factory
A L Williams Arrives to begin Building
A L Williams arrived last evening
to begin work upon the Panama Ice
Companys plant He informs the
PILOT that work will be begun at
once and pushed forward as rapidly
as men and money can do it The
Columbus Iron Works furnish the
plant and a man to erect the same
and contract to put up a thoroughly
up to date plant and one that will
run as nicely and economically as any
ice plant in the country
Its minimum capacity is guaran
teed to be 25 tons per day under the
most disadvantageous conditions and
it can be worked tOL maximum ca
pacity of 002 cans of ice of 200 pounds
each The main building is to be 31
by 175 feet with other buildings and
extensive ice platforms This com
pany has ample capital is composed
of energetic and up to date business
men and this port that has so long
been without the requirements for a
successful fish business will soon be
in position to compete with any port
on the Gulf coast And it is going to
do it too Unlike the majority of the
ports which are dominated by the
L N R R monopoly this place
will have most excellent railway fa
cilities and they have agreed to care
for the fish trade of this section of
the Gulf in a way that will make the
L N points wake up to a realiza
tion of their condition as regards
Below will be found a letter from
the manufacturers of the plant which
is self explanatory
Columbus Iron Works Co
COLUMBUS GA May 19 1908
Dothan Ala
For your information we beg to
ad vise that we are today loading out
your first car of ice machinery pur
chased under your recent contract
with us All of this machinery
has been completed and we
will let it go forward just as rapidly
as we can get cars and load them
Just as soon as all the machinery has
arrived and is on the ground wire
us and we will have our erecting
engineer leave Columbus on first
train We are very anxious to get
this plant in operation for all of this
seasons business and we assure you
we will lend our every effort in ac
complishing this end
Feeling assured that we will receive I
your hearty cooperation to this end
we are
Yours very truly
J S Waterman
A little over a month ago through
stress of circumstances I being to
tally blind in my right eye and
can scarcely see to walk with my
left eye I concluded to appeal to our
Congressman Hon W B Lamar I
and have him try and get my pension
increased so I wrote to him In re
ply he told me to go before a surgeon
and be examined which I did and 1
also to make affidavit in regard to
several other matters on the same
lines = which I did = and sent them all
to him at Washington D C In
i about ten days after leaving Cr man 1 j
i ton Fla Mr Lamar had my bIll suc I
I cessfully put through the Pension
Committee and in about three weeks
I more had my bill safely through the
i House of Representatives
i I I merely state these facts to show
what a prompt and pushing legislator
our present Congressman and future I
j Senator is
I Every one I have spoken to about
the senatorship is going to vote for
W B Lamar His experience should
Count for a good deal
W A Bryan
This gentleman has been making a
canvass of the bay country this week
just having completed one of Calhoun
county in the interest of his candi
dacy for State Senator He address
a large audience at Millville on Mon
day nfght and one at St Andrew on
Tuesday night spending Tuesday
forenoon at this place
I Mr Bryans announcement and
I platform will be found in another por
I tion of the PILOT It contains just I
such planks as all the citizens of
Washington county can stand upon
and if elected he will faithfully carry
out all his promise He has had
I such an experience in legislative
work as will be of great benefit to
him and his constituents if elected
to the Senate and has a very thor
ough knowledge of the needs of his I
Mr Bryan is a home man having
been born about 50 years ago on the
old plantation on the Econfina and
comes from a stock that has always
been noted for public spirit courage
of their convictions and fighting for
t principles they upheld If elect
ed he will most atsuredly do all he
can for what this county requires I
and demands in the way of making
of St Andrews Bay a port that has
no equal on the Gulf will use his
best endeavors to secure good roads
that will benefit every inhabitant of
the county and add materially to its
valuation favors good schools and
is not the candidate of any corpora
tion or clique He will undoubtedly
receive a large vote in the Bay coun
try where he is so well and favorably
known i
Railway News
General Manager Steele has just re
turned from a trip to Chicago where
he went to inspect and accept the
new passenger train that has been
built there for his rood He pronounces
ces the equipmcntj Uvo passenger
coaches and a combination coach
baggage express and mail car as fine
as could be built and up to date in
every respect and when placed upon
the run which will be as soon as the
track is laid to this point will give
the Bay country as fine a train as is
in servioe upon any railway in the i
South j
B W Steele General Manager of 1
the A cS St A B R R came in on
Tuesday evening on the first train i
that company has had come over the
O A L line from Bear creek to a
point north of Harrison avenue at
this place which point while they i
use that line will be their terminus
here Mr Steele states that at pre iI
sent they will run freight trains here
three days in the week arriving here i
about 4 p m on Mondays Wednes i
days and Fridays returning Tuesdays I
Thursdays and Saturdays There is I
quite a lot of freight now at Dothan I
ready for shipment to the bay coun
try which will be brought in at once I
Our merchants can now arrange to
get supplies and our builders lum
ber from Dothan knowing that there I
will be no delay in getting it to this I
point I
Ov Bay Head iI
Mr Newman and wife passed here j
en route to Chipley on business
Charlie Pitts and O S Ellerbee of
Bennett were shopping here Fri
day I
Four drummers passed here en j
route to St Andrews one day last
Mrs J H Porter and Miss Pearl
Ellis of Tompkins were shopping i
here Friday I I
Mr J H Porter of Millville was
here attending to business one day
this week
Mr Smith proprietor of the St An
drews beef market passed here en
route to Econfina ii
Mrs J B Brown Miss Alta and A i
J Scurlock of Tompkinc were shop j I
ping here Tuesday
Mr Lester trhveling salesman for 1
the Southern Hardware and Supply
Company of Mobile made a business
call here Monday Ij
Quarterly Conference Resolutions
Resolutions by the Quarterly Con
ference of the St Andrews Bay Pre
cinct 11 E Church South Millville
WHEREAS in the infinite wisdom
of God Sister G M West being
I identified with every interest of the
church has been removed from
among us to await the resurrection
at Gods command we wish to offer i
this brief tribute to her memory as I
I an expression of our appreciation of
her life and service in the work she
loved so well
Therefore be it resolved
1st That our church has lost one
of our most earnest and faithful ad
vocates and coworkers
2nd flint she labored to bring in
sheaves worthy of the work where
with she felt that she was called and
being zealous in all undertakings for
the building and growth of the church
we have sustained a loss which our
tears alone can express and we will
miss her as one who walked with God
and was not for in His wisdom and
judgment He called her away
3rd That while we are grieved
that she has passed from our midst
we know in whom she trusted and
though we cannot understand Gods
ways we bow in submission to His
sovereign will
4th That we cherish in loving
memory her faithfulness to duty and
to truth and we will endeavor to imi
tate her example of noble Christian
5th That we extend to the bereav
ed family our heartfelt sympathy and
pray that God niry comfort them
by the presence of the Holy Spirit
6th That a copy of these resolu
tions be sent her family the PILOT
arid a copy be spread on the minutes
of the Quarterly Conference
Sec of Conference
s i e
Joni Iatts candidate a Q4s69r fr
was in town Tuesday and is making
an active canvass of the Bay Country
Tom expects to be a winner
I Parker <
Dr McLane dentist was a caller
here on Monday
W A Bryan of Chipley was a visi
tor here on Monday
W H Parker is surveying near
Bunkers Cove this week
W H Parker and wife visited at
Henry Spicers on Sunday
Ed Pratt and wife of Millville at
tended service here on Sunday
J Bowen candidate for tax asses
sor was a visitor here on Wednes
Mrs Ed Pratt of Millville has been
visiting her sister Mrs Arthur Pratt
the past week
The Misses loskins and May Brown
of Cromanton were over to church
here on Sunday
Rev Williams preached here Sun
day in place of Rev astings who
was also present
Misses Bertha and Minnie Hoskins
and May Brown of Cromanton visit
ed Mrs Walter Parker Sunday at
tending church in the evening
Mr Arthur Pratt has made quite a
change in his place the last few
weeks by cleaning and erecting a
new wire fence around it which adds
to the heauty of his place
A party consisting of Arthur Pratt
and wife Mrs Ed Pratt and Mrs
Walton Parker enjoyed a sail in the i
sloop Silver Spray r last Monday I
visiting Panama City and St An
Last evenings railway launch I
brought in G W Rock yof Dothan
W B Caswell the Journal represen i
tative and A L Williams hereafter I
of Panama City Mr William states
that Mrs Sun >
day Mr Ellis and family were also i
arrivals on that boat i
Last Sunday evening at 730 Mr 1
Chas Mashburn and Miss Annie Tip
ton of Pittsburg were married the
ceremony being performed by Will
Gray Notary Public of Millville
The young couple have many friends
on East bay all of whom wish them I
much happiness ip their married
II life
r rf > p
I r St Andrew www = 1
John Rogers of West Bay was in
i town Sunday
J H Drummoncl returned on the
Manteo Tuesday
Rev Roundtree held services here
on Sunday returning to Apalachicola
on the Manteo Tuesday
Miss Merrpman and Mesdames S
11 Johnston and J lL Brown started
on yesterdays Tarpon for a trip to
Carabelle and return
Ed Day and wife were arrivals on
Wednesdays Tarpon Eds friends
will be pleased to know that he in
tends making the Bay country an ex
tensive visit
Capt Bert Ware has been quite suc
cessful in taking a variety of fish
this past week They are iced and
go to the railway camps or by boat
and rail to Dothan
The Bracken dock is being extend
ed some GO feet and otherwise enlar
ged that the Manteo may make that
its stopping place in the future Mr
Volley is doing the work
Perley Wilson and wife and Mrs
C B Willet and son were passengers
from here on the Man too Tuesday
They have been spending the winter
on the bay and now return to their
home at Dowagiac Mich for the
summer They report having thor
oughly enjoyed themselves while here
with fishing boating and pienicing
St Andrews Ice Plant
The following item from the Pensa
cola Journal of the 7th announces
that arrangements have been made
with Pensacola parties to put up a 15
ton ice plant at once It will bo seen
that a company is to be formed to
furnish light and power All of which
will be good news for St Andrews
JiI Drummond one of the lar
gest property owners at St Andrews
was in Pensacola yesterday and clos
ed a deal with Pensacola parties to ll
nit nPa11ftcenton ice factory in St I
Andrews the plant to be in operation
by July 1
An organization will be incorpo
rated at once and will be known as
the St Andrews Electric Light and
Power company After the ice plant
is in operation the company will ex
tend its business in the matter of
light and power An ice machine
has already been purchased and the
work of erecting the building and in
stalling the plant will be commenced
at once
Mr Drummoncl left last night for
Mobile where he goes to attend the
Inland Waterway convention to
which he is a delegate
lL B Tiller of Vernon candidate
for treasurer was a Panama City
visitor on Monday Mr Tiller is look
ing after his candidacy and reports
everythiing moving along satisfac
tory He has made a good official
and will receive a large vote for re
The Manteo was a day late west
bound having run into St Jo after
leaving here Tuesday night on ac
count of the gale and laying there
until some time Vednesday The
Tarpon was en route from Pensacola
here during the same gale making
her scheduled ports here as usual on
Wednesday afternoon Both boats
came into the harbor very close to
gether on Friday morning but the
Manteo left about 1 pm while the
Tarpon made her regular advertised
Little Lizzie Brown of Bennett is
visiting relatives here this week
Mrs J II Porter of this place was
shopping at Bay Head Friday last
S Brooks and family of South
port were visitors here Saturday and
Su inlay
Irs S Scott of Wauaau is visit
ing her sister Miss Alice I arr ell
here this week
E M Newman made a business
trip to Chipley on Thursday of last
week returning Sunday
Miss Alice Harrell and Mr J Scur
lock were visitors at Wausao on Sat
urday and Sunday last
Mrs B B Brown of Millville ar
rived here Sunday where she will
I spen J some weeks with + enbhs

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