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Panama City pilot. (Panama City, Washington County, Fla.) 1907-19??, December 24, 1908, Image 1

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Vol 2 u Panama City Washington County Florida December 24th 1908 No 31
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Merry Christmas
Christmas is here
Merry old Christmas
Giftbearing hearttouching joy
bringing Christmas j
Day of grand memories king of the II
year r Anon
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men here Saturday evening as pro
Mrs Booths cottage on Third street
is under cover ant fast assuming the
shape of a completed house I I
R L McKenzie left Tuesday to
spend the Christmas Holidays with
friends and relatives at Oglethorpe
Ga I
Messrs R L McKenzie and A J I
Gay spent some time in Chipley this
week on buiness connected with the
B C St A R R
V A Beauprie General Manager
and B W Steele Assistant General
Manager of the A St A B R R
are in town this week f
Good progress is being made on
Rev Postons cottages on Fourth
street They are twin beauties and I
will prove very comfortable homes j
for some one in the near future
There is but little use to call the
attention of our readers to the large
advertisement of the leDavis Co
in this number It is large enough
and plain enough to speak for itself
F A Vitherill received on Tuesday r
a new 15 h p Palmer engine which I
he is installing in his launch Leonore
When installed it will give that boat
ample power to do good and fast
work i
R F Jones of Columbus and G A j
Nesbitt of Leessburg Ga spent i
Monday on West Bay and at the fresh
water lakes after ducks but returned
empty handed The warm weather I
has kept the flight back and no I
good sport can be had as long as it i
continues I
F B Clingo has moved into his
beautiful new home on Harrison ave
nue Contractor Hall did some very
nice work on this building and it is
one of the prettiest houses in town
The neat picket fence in front of the
lot adds much to setting out the
beau of he place
off I ir to the long continued spell
of extremely warm weather there has
not n the usual flight of ducks and
geese into our bay marshes and
Sportsmen have not been having very
good lurk We occasionally hear of
one getting a wild turkey or a bear
but not many ducks or geese
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The above picture represents a point on the site of Old StTo which in the height of that marvelous citys
prosperity was occupied by an extensive brick block This building was near the main wharf close to the rail
way depot central in location and a point of great commercial importance Here gathered the wealth and busi
ness of the then leading metropolis of the Lower South Here banks did an enormous business in connection with
the receiving and forwarding of cotton brokerage houses for such business being located at this point I
A nearly leveled pile of broken bricks covered with an impenetrable growth of Spanish Dagger plant is all
that remains to remind one of that prosperous business centre of long ago Beneath this bayonet protected clump
lies buried many a fond dream of fortunes to be made in this growing city of Southland all of which were ruth
lessly destroyed through the coming of pestilence death and Natures most potent leveler of mans work the
tropical hurrican I
Torpedo Fleet
The torpedo fleet consisting of the i
McDonough Lieut Mitchell Wilkie
Ensign Pegram Tingey Lieut Rich
ardson Delong Lieut Sadler and
Thornton Lieut Blakesley arrived
at Pensacola on the 21st and after a
stay tljiere of about two weeks will
take up their stations between here
and St Jo bay for a two months
practice They will be accompanied
by the cruiser Montgomery which is
now stripped of guns and acting solely
as an aid in the torpedo work It is
hoped that while the fleet are in these
waters this Winter some of them may
visit this nlace
Road Work
The road supervisor has been work
s ing a strong force of men this past
week on the roads in this district
Possibly owing to the energetic action
I of the ladies of the L I A the bridges
have been receiving attention and
I many of thtm will soon be in assable
condition Supervisor Hogeboom has
I been at work on the crossing of
I Masselena bayou on the new lIillville
I road and as the Watson bayou
crossing on this road is now in con
I I dition to use this new short line to
I Millville will soon be ready for
I travel It will shorten the road
between here and that place a full
Change in Schedule of East and
I North Bay Mail
Commencing Monday Dec 21st the
mail schedules were changed as
follows The East Bay mail leaves
Panama City daily except Sunday
after the arrival of the mail from the
I north at 155 p m but not later than
5 p m and is due to arrive at Parker
two hours and twenty minutes after
I Leaves Parker next morning at G a
m arriving Wetappo 10 a m
I Returning leaves Wetappo thirty
minutes after arrival and due at Pan
ama City six hours and twenty
minutes after departure
The North Bay mail leaves Bay
Head daily except Sunday at 9 a
m and is due at Panama City at 115
p m
Returning leaves Panama City after
the arrival of the mail at 155 p m
but not later tnan 4 p m and due at
Bay Head four hours and fifteen
minutes after departure
This change will give St Andrew
Millville Cromanton and Parker
better service and an earlier mail
The Pensacola Journals Christmas
edition which was published on
Sunday last was a notable example
of newspaper enterprise It was
crammed with advertisements and
its reading matter was of a high and
nteresting character
This matter of selling and drinking
whiskey here is going to get some one
into trouble The amount of drunk
1 eness seen lately in this place St
Andrew and Millville is appalling
It has reached that point where ladies
fear to travel tetween these places
i on the public roads and they are de
manding protection They will soon
present a petition to the County So
licitor to take some steps to check
this drunkeness and its results In the
I mean time the better class of citizens
here are taking action to see that the
laws regarding these offenses are
During the overgrown southwester
ly zephyr that blew in during the
I dark end of Monday the good launch
Ruby got gay and tried to make a
new berth in Dykes seine reel
About the same time the Irma got a
touch of the wanderlust and made a
drift for the working end of Ais hash
i parlor No damage was done in either
M L Harmon Deputy Sheriff has
been selected to act as special po
liceman here during the holidays
M L will be en hand days and a part
of the night to see that order is pre
W H Parker is in town this week
doing some surveying for the G C
D Company
Merry Christmas
Heap on more wood the wind is chill
But let it whistle as it will
Well keep our merry Christmas still
Each year has deemed the new horn
The fittest time for festal cheer
The Y P C U of Panama City
A meeting was held Sunday Dec
20th at the school house to organize
a Young Peoples Christian Union
Threatening weather prevented the
attendance of Rev Hastings and the
young people of St Andrews and
Millville but a good number of the
young people of this place turned out
Officers were elected as sollows
President D B Johnson
V President Miss Grace West
Secretary R L Caswell
Treasurer Miss Jewell BOuth
The following members were en
Ed McKenzie
Sam Johnson
Barney Seymour
I Jesse Bowen
E M II ay wood
O P McKenzie
G H McKenzie
E C Poindexter
f G V Jones
I Lawrence Crawford
I J1 Hogeboom
C B Dykes
Miss Clara Trawick
Marie Gardner
I Orene Bowen
Mrs Belle Booth
I i O P McKenzie
i G II McKenzie
There will be a meeting every Sun
day at 3 pm at the Panama City
I school house until futher arrange
i ments have been made
A cordial invitation is extended to
everyone to attend and become a
Dont forget the date and time of
the next meeting Sunday Dec 27
i at 3 p m
i Steamer Manteo
The Mobile Gulf Steamship com
pany operating the steamship Manteo
between Pensacola Mobile St An
1 drews Bay Carrabelle and Apalachi
I cola ann ounces that on the first of
the year it will include New Orleans
in its route
The Manteo will leave Pensacola
every Monday afternoon for Sew Or
leans the first trip being made from
Pensacola Monday January 4 On
I the return trip from New Orleans the
steamer will stop at Mobile but will
not do so on the trip from Pensacola
to New Orleans
Leaving Pensacola east the Manteo
i will include all of its Apalachicola
Carrabelle and St Andrews Bay
I pointsPensacola Journal

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