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Vol 2 Panama City Washington County Florida December 31st 1908 No 32
I r Beach Combings J
Philip West has been spending the
t holidays with friends in Marianna
t Mrs W H Crawford has been quite
ill for some days but is now im
l Miss Vera Crawford is home
4 from school enjoying her holiday
I vacation
Quite a few ducks have put in an
appearance in the distant parts of the
t bays during the past week
A barge of lumber consigned to H
t W Johnson came down from Sale
Davis Cos mill this week It was un
loaded on their dock
Note the announcement of E D
Neel in another column Mr Neel
will soon be with us with a very full
i and complete stock of goods
There has been quite a number of
i strangers in town this past week
Some are looking for locations while
p others are merely on pleasure bent
The Tarpon came in Christmas
morning with all her flags displayed
The boat presented a very pretty
Bight as it came quietly up to the
W S Price of Enterprise Ala
has been in town this week looking
arter his property interests Mr II
Price will soon begin the erection of
some brick buildings here
G W Ward of DeTJuniak Springs
was an arrival in town yesterday
George was one of the losers in the
recent lire at DeFuniak Springs but
is still as smiling and hopeful as ever
Clarence Ware reciven this week a
20 h p Regal engine which he will
install in the Odd Fellow With
that amount of power that boat ought
to show its heels to all launches on
the bay
W S Winchester of New York
City is making a tour of the Bay
country spying out the land and
noting its possibilities Mr Winchester
chester is an active energetic man and
we trust may conclude to secure a
home here
The Manteo was in on Tuesday
leaving that night after coaling here
for the first time Hereafter the boat
will coal here regularly It is under
stood that the boat will go to New
Orleans this trip returning here about
January 9th
T J Farmer of Shorterville Ala
is a Panama City visitor this week
Mr Farmer was one of the first to
realize the future importance of Pana
ma City and make investments here
He notes great improvements since
he was here last Summer
The roads and bridges in this sec
tion show a decided improvement
since the road supervisors have put
in a few days work on them The
dry weather has put the roads in
good shape to be worked and it is
hoped that more attention will be
given them hereafter
The stewards on the Manteo and
Tarpon were arrested on the arrival
of these boats in the bay this week
on a charge of selling liquor in this
county They gave bail for their ap
pearance at court at Vernon Some
of our citizens were also hauled up in
Sheriff Allens grab net
On Tuesday Sheriff Allen accom
panied by Deputy Harmon started
with his crap shooters and other
prisoners by afternoon train for
Chipley While transferring at Cot
tondale three of the darkies got away
making a break through the crowd hi
the car and going out the front end
S J Haviland of Richberg Miss
representing Mr Plymers is in town
and getting everything in readiness
to receive the machinery c that
will be put in to Mr Hymers new
Novelty and Saw mill works The
machinery has all been purchased and
will be shipped as soon as rates can
be secured
Christmas passed off very quietly
in Panama City There was no drunk
enness or rowdyism and every one
seemed to be enjoying the feasting
and gift making and receiving of the
day The weather was ideally per
fect one of our loveliest Winter days
and just the kind to make people en
joy life in all ways
Dont fail to write your Congress
man or sign some of the petitions
which are being circulated relative to
the action of the Board of Engineers
upon the improvement of this harbor
Every one interested and all are
should do their share in getting
quick and favorable action upon this
On Monday E M Goodson of this
city had the good fortune to bring
down a magnificient 4 year old buck
He was hunting on the south side of
Wes Bay between that bay and the
Lagoon when he came across the
buck Several of our townsmen en
joyed venison steak as a consequence
of Mr Goodsons good luck
A shortage of building material and
large increase in price on what can
be had has caused a check in build
ing operations On some material
which the German American Lumber
Co has been furnishing here they
have advanced prices 80 per cent
Such increase in price tends to stop
building until building material can
be purchased at a more liberal figure
Sheriff Allen was a business caller
in this end of the county this week
On Monday night he visited Millville
and took in the participants in a
crap game some fifteen in number
as well as a couple of men charged
with selling liquor The sheriff is
determined to put a stop to the gam
bling whiskey selling and pistol
toting that has been so much in evi
dence about the Bay lately
Dr R D Blackshear has been visit
ing friends here this week and also
doing some work on his property at
Long Point He has let a contract
for clearing a hundred acres of the
point and having it surveyed The
genial doctor has some very choice
property on the bay and with proper
effort it will soon become a favorite
residence portion of our beautiful
bay country The doctor left for his
home in Dothan today
Mr and Mrs F B Clingo enter
tained a few friends Tuesday even
ing at their beautiful new home
Those present were Mr and Mrs Geo
McKenzie Mr and Mrs O P Mc
Kenzie Mrs Booth Miss Jewel Booth
and Messrs LaMonte Stevens ot
Bagdad and Jimmie Stone Dainty
refreshments were served music en
joyed and all voted Mrs Clingo a de
lightful hostess
G lL Purvis Vice President of the
A St A B R R has been in town
this week looking after the interests
of his company Mr Purvis states
that hereafter the Manteo will ply
between here and New Orleans stop i
ping at Pensacola going and coming i
and at Mobile when east bound The i
boat will leave Mobile on Sunday I
evening is heretofore and Pensacola
on Monday evening Mr Purvis is
moving his headquarters from Atlanta
to Dothan and when the offices are
completed here will move to this
point I
Fox Hunt
Messrs Tom Espy and Tom What 1
ley of Dothan and V McEachern I
with several others from Gordon
left this morning over the St An
drews road with sixteen dogs to
spend a day or so hunting Bro i
Fox in the neighborhood of Fountain
tain Fla i
Tom Espy can get more real sport
chasing one fox than most men can
get out of an entire Christmas season i
Dothan Eagle
h i
YP C U Meeting
The Y P C Q held its regular
meeting on Sunday in the school
house There were quite a number
of our young people in attendance
and a very profitable meeting was
held The study of the lesson a very
interesting one was conducted by
Miss Grace West The meeting next
Sunday will be held at the home of
Miss Grace West at Old Town A
launch will leave the Panama City
I dock at 230 p m to take those to
and from the meeting who are inter
ested No charge will be made for
the trip Every one who wishes to
take a part in this work of the young
people are invited to attend this
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The oven for the new bakery here
has arrived and Mr C Varlin is now
engaged in setting the same in the
building on the corner of Harrison
avenue and Second street He will
soon be in readiness to furnish our
people with choice clean wholesome
bread and cakes
B C St A R R In Hands of a
As a result of a meeting of the
creditors of the B C St A R R
held at Chipley recently which was
attended by A J Gay and R L Mc
Kenzie prominent creditors from
this place that road has been placed
in the hands of a receiver
A Chipley dispatch of the 28th to
the Pensacola Journal has the fallow
ing to say about the proceedings
The B C St A Railroad lately
operated from Chipley to Pine Log
15 miles south of here has been
placed in the hands of a receiver Mr
A D Campbell of this place with
instructions from the court operate
the road to the best advantage and
use the proceeds for the betterment
of the road This road is built in
firstclass style with 75 pound iron
half way to tidewater and the balance
of the way is graded It is to be
hoped that it will soon go into the
hands of some good company that
will finish it to St Andrews Bay It
has been doing a good business haul
ing down feed and other freight to
and lumber back from the several
mills on the road to the L N at
For some time the road has been
doing but little or nothing with no
one giving it attention It would re
quire but a small sum to complete the
track to the Bay and it is thought
that now that the creditors have
taken the matter in hand something
will be done with the property With
an extension northwesterly to Troy
the road could be made one of great
importance and become an im
portant feeder to at least two large
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Mrs Forbes called on friends in town
Rov Thompson is settled in the
White cottage
I Mr Manger received lumber for his
new barn this week
Miss Mamie Fradosia is staying
with Mrs Ezra Kinney this week
I A Spicer hauled lumber for Chas
Forbes and for the church this week
Miss Mary Shippey of Farmdale
spent Christmas week with Mrs
I Hoskins
W J Jones and family who have
i been living at the gulf beach have left
for Texas
Mr and Mrs Thompson and Mr and
Mrs Manger took dinner with Mrs
Hodge Christmas
Mrs Eckers strawberries are look
ing very well and promise a better
crop than in years
Frank Kinney and wife and Misses
Ethel and Emma Hodge attended
church at Millville Sunday
Christmas daj Mr and Mrs Albrit
ton entertained the families of Chas
Mash burn Peter Parker and Henry
A quiet wedding took place at the
home of Tom Carden Thursday the
24th when Richard Carden and Lucy
Morris of Southport were united in
Mr Schmitz has returned to his
home in Wymore Neb after a two
weeks visit with his daughter Mrs A
i Hodge He is delighted with the
I country and his many friends hope for
his return
i Rev Thompson and wife sjent
Christmas evening with Mr and Mrs
i Hoskins Music was an enjoyable
i feature of the evening and all were
entertained by the phonograph The
i children were happy in unloading the
I tree and Lucy says she knows there
is a Santa Claus
I Criminal court judges in Duval and
i Dade counties no longer impose fines
on pistol toters but instead are
i giving this class of criminals jail
I sentences of ninety days If all the
I judges and mayors of the state will
adopt the same course the number
of murders in the state will be greatly
decreasedBradentown Journal
Parker = J
Mr John Pitts of Texas is visiting
his father N W Pitts this week
Charles T Parker is visiting at
home and among his many friends
this week
Capt Audley Spicer wife and little
son spent Christmas Day on this side
of the bay
Dr Blackshear and a party made a
call here Tuesday on the way up to
Long Point
The Parkerites had a dance Christ
mas night in the real estate office of
W H Parker
Mrs Annie Stewart of Blountstown
is visiting her aunt Mrs Martin Davis
during the holidays
Veil Christmas has come and gone
but we wish you one and all a glad
and Happy New Year
Jack Brown and wife attended the
dance here on Christmas night also
Mrs E L Bush of Millvillo
Mrs J P Richardson of DeFuniak
Springs daughter of Mrs S E Don
alson arrived on Monday and will
visit for some time with her mother
and family
L L Davis and Miss Annie Stephens
were married on Tuesday night at J
E Davis W H Parker performing
the ceremony We wish them many
joyful years
I Wetappo I
G W Lowe was here Sunday
Christmas has come and gone once
W W Raffield was on our streets
Miss Florence Dyer spent Christmas
with friends in Farmdale
Miss Mary Franz was calling on
Miss Florence Dyer Sunday
Messrs W F Wood ford and Harry
Allan were at S Dyers Sunday
Messrs S and J Dyer were at
Allanton and Farmdale Saturday
Messrs J Dyer and J J Kronmiller
were at St Andrew and Millville
Our mail service was rather poor I
last week we did not get any for
three days
Miss Mary Franz returned from
Pensacola Thursday for a few weeks
visit with her grand parents at Farm
The first ice machine was made by
Dr John Gurrie Apalachicola
where there was a great prevalence
of fevers in summer The doctor
realized that cooling the patients
room would undoubtedly be of benefit
and therefore set himself to devising
various methods of cooling air and
water In 1850 he succeeded in pro
ducing small blocks of ice about the
size of the ordinary building block
Chicago Journal
The West Bay Naval Stores Lumber
Notice of annual meeting Notice is
hereby given that the annual meeting
of the stockholders of The West Bay
Naval Stores Lumber Co for the
purpose of electing directors and
transacting such other business as
may properly come before the meet
ing will be held on the 11th day of
January 1909 at2 oclock in the after
noon at the office of the Company in
the town of West Bay Washington
County Florida The transfer books
will be closed from January 1st to
January 15th 1909
Dated New York the 21st Day of
December 1908
Ten acres of land with new house
30x16 feetat Cromanton Fla one
well 1 acres cleared and fenced
I about 100 rods from bay front same
distance from Methodist and Baptist
I churches and school house and one
half mile from Cromanton post office
Ii About seven acres of this land is I
splendid black loam that will grow
anything This black land in the
hands of an intelligent energetic man
put into strawberries will bring him
in from S10000 to 850000 per acre
This is a rare chance Price S30000
Enquire at Cromanton post office
s J
St Andrew
R M Baker returned this week
from a trip to Greenwood
Mrs Ed Day came home from Alton
Fla to spend the holidays
Miss Ina Rose came home from
school at Tallahassee to spend the
Mrs Scott of Pensacola mother of
Charles Merritt is visiting old friends
here this week
Wes Gwaltney left just before the
holidays for Alton Fla where he is
engaged to work with Ed Day
Mr Johnson of West Bay and a
cousin from Georgia have been
spending the holidays with Mr John
sons sisters in Old Town
Miss Ethel Brainard who is at
tending Business College at Pensa
cola has been spending holiday week
with her parents She returns to
Pensacola tomorrow
Mr and Mrs Arthur Smith and son
of Birmingham Ala
will arrive on
Tuesday next to make an extended
visit with Mrs Smiths sister Mrs F
A Witherill at Old Town
A dance will be given in Wares
Hall on the evening of January 1st
1909 for the benefit of the wi dog s
and orphans of the W 0 W and I d
0 0 F societies Admission will be
25 cents and floor privileges 50 cents
All are invited to attend
The Christmas tree at the Presby
terian church was a most enjoyable
one There was a present for each
lady present a pen and a doll for
each girl All in all it was one of tho
most pleasant Christmas entertain
ments that this society ever held
Mr Drummond keeps up the good
work of completing a first class road
along the beach from the southeast
corner of St Andrews to Wares point
It is being covered with saw dust to a
good depth and when completed will
prove a great convenience to those
who have teaming to do between the
two points
Florida Counties
In 1821 by order of Gen Jackson
Florida was divided in two counties
West of the Suwannee river was Es
cambia county and all east of the
Suwannee was St Johns county
In the first council held under GOY
W P Duval in 1822 two more coun
ties were added Jackson county was
created witl Suwannee river as its
eastern boundary and the Choctaw
hatchie river for its western boun
dary Duval county was created with
the Suwannee river for its western
boundary and a line drawn from the
mouth of the Suwannee to Cow Ford
on the St Johns river thence down
said river to the ocean formed its
southern boundary CowFord is tho
Jacksonville of today
The councils of 18234 made more
counties Gadsden was created with
a territory reaching from the Apa
lachicola river on the west to the
Suwannee river on the east This
was subdivided to form Leon county
Washington and Walton counties
were formed from Jackson and Es
cambia Monroe county was created
to include all territory south of Char
lotte Harbor Mosquito county in
cluded all territory south of the head
of the south branch of Mantanzaa
river Alachua and Nassau counties
were created from the territory of
In 1827 Jefferson was set off from
Leon and subdivided into Madison
and Hamilton counties
In 1832 Columbia county was formed
1833 Franklin was created
18345 Hillsboro and Dade came
into existence
1838 Calhoun was set off
1842 Santa Rosa became a county
1843 Wakulla was formed
1844 Marion and St Lucie
1845 Mosquito was changed to
The history of the other counties
is modern enough to be readily ob
Thus it will be seen that the terri
tory bounded on the east and south
by the Suwannee river west by the
Withlacoochee river and north by
the Georgia line was in 1821 a portion
of Escambia county in 1822 was part
of Jackson county in 1824 a portion
of Gadsden county and since 1829 has
been known as Hamilton county
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