Missing Issues
11  January, 1912-

 d. W.W. Varn Dead.  Man well known in Covington County killed in Auto Wreck.
El. Paso , Texas , Jan. 6, 1912- W.W. Varn, died this morning at a local Hospital from injuries received in an automobile wreck near Evergreen Cemetery on Christmas afternoon. His car struck a cow. J.E. Varn, Father of the deceased arrived form Hazelhurst , Ga , just a few minutes after his son had died, and Kennard Varn, a brother, who was also accident but had been out of the hospital several days. The deceased came from to El Paso 5 years ago from Fl., where he still has a wife and daughter. He was born 37 years ago in Hazelhurst , Ga. The body will be taken to the old home in  Ga. For Interment, accompanied by Father and Brother.
He had purchased a home on East Gasden St , and married Miss Borras, whom he deserted a short time afterwards. Several attempts had been made to extradite him on charges of desertion and non-support but without success. Varn filed for divorce but at the time of the accident it had not been granted.

d. Last Thursday morning Mr. J.R. Hart, who  lives about 6 miles from Hacoda, was found dead in his corn crib, with his gun lying by his side. It is not known if someone shot him or he committed suicide. He was well known here in Geneva , Al., where his wife was formerly Miss Addie Ray and his sister Mrs. Sandford Dunn, who is a resident of Samson.- Samson

12 January 1912-

m.  Mr. A. Corbin Cawthon and Miss Mary Barganier were married at Defuniak Springs , Fla. , on Monday & returned to Florala Tuesday night.

Of Interest-
Dr. Rogers of Andalusia was here this week.
Wm. Shreve of Andalusia was in Florala Wednesday.
Mr. Walter Suber made a trip to Laural Hill last Sunday.
T.C. Penton has been transacting business at Americus Ga.

Mrs. J.H. Burgess and baby are visiting relatives at Graceville , Fla.  
Mr. Sam Burgess of Opp, is visiting relatives and friends here this week.
Mrs. N.W. Youngblood of Brundridge is visiting her daughter, Mrs. I.M. Andrews.
Mr. Will Smith of near Slocumb , Ala. , came down Sunday & accepted a job at Elba last week.

Miss Mabel Davis, visited her brother, Mr. Idus Davis.
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Cawthorn, Misses Madie Huckabaa, Mamie Hammond, Josephine Cawthorn, and Messrs.  
J.H. Burgess, Charlie McQueen, Dan Hammond and Frank Wilson attended a dance at Mr. Busbee’s near 
clear creek last Fri. night.

East Florala on the move-
Mr. J.F. Gilmer has moved to Careyville , Fla.
Mr. N.M. McDonald has leased the Gilmer farm.
Mr. J.A. Vaughan recently moved into his home in the “Grove”, then to lose the residence by fire last Friday night.
Mr. L. Shirah has moved back to his home on 6th Ave. which was recently vacated by Wes Jones.
Mr. L.A. Sims, who comes from Sanford , Ala. , has moved into Weatherly’s home.
Mr. J. H. Hall has moved into the J.J. Howell residence.
Dr. F. Young can be found  at his  residence on the corner of 5th & 7th St.
Mr. A.E. Mann has moved into the residence next to Dr. Young.

Svea Items Of Interest:
Mr. E.C. Moore, of Opp visited relatives.
Mr. A.E. Angel visited Bagdad , Sunday.
Mrs. Jessie Angel of Bagdad , Fla. Spent last week with her brother and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Billy Prescott.
Messrs. Bob and Alex Campbell visited friends here.
Mr. Dee Dubose visited Magnolia Settlement Saturday.
Messrs. A.J. and J.D. Grimes visited home folks Saturday.
Mr. Ben Harry and son T.J. returned to Enterprise Saturday.

Mr. and Mrs. B.J. Boodleson visited Florala on business Tuesday.
Mr. F.G. Gray visited Florala Saturday.
Mr. Neil Smith visited Florala Tuesday.
Misses Katie Gillis and Thora Wang spent Tuesday night with misses Effie and Beulah Grimes.
Prof. H.A. Stephens and Johnny Stelle visited the home of  Mr. F.G. Gray Tuesday.
The sings given Tues. and Wed. night at the home of Mr. and Mrs. F.G. Gray and Mr. And Mrs. I.A. Steel in honor of Mr. of Mr. and Mrs. E.C. Moore was enjoyed by all.
Rev. W.S. Jones, one of the best known clergymen in Covington County was arrested at his home by Deputy Marshall F.M. Sheehan and charged with holding Harvey Austin, a Negro, In Peonage. He was released on $300 bond. The warrant was sworn out by Negro Austin who claims Mr. Jones; several weeks ago held him to a condition of peonage to work out a debt which he owed. Mr. Jones is about age 50 and highly respected. He declares he is innocent. Negro Austin borrowed $72 at different times which was changed to $52, he went to his former home in Pike County to pay debts and did not return. Mr. Jones went over to see him and Austin returned with him of his own violation and he did not use force whatsoever- Montgomery Advertiser.

18 January 1912-
Of Interest:

Rev.Winfield S. Jones acquitted last Friday in Montgomery .
The Alabama Supreme Court states Friday is no longer hangman’s day, it has just grown to be a custom. Monday Feb. 19 is the day of execution of J. Lawrence Odom, a Mobile Murdered. Odom’s last chance to save his neck expired at 12 O’clock Friday night. He is certain to be hanged Feb. 19. A triple murder is the hideous crime of the condemned white man of Gulf City . He killed not only two full grown men but slew a young child in it’s mother’s arms. The crimes were committed near Citronelle, Mobile County- Montgomery Journal.

M.A. Boyett of Andalusia was in town on Wednesday.
Mr. Jasper McQueen and family and family have moved to Hick’s Mill.
Mr. and Mrs. C. Munson were registered at the Colonial Tuesday.
Mrs. A.J. Sellers and son left Wednesday for Cottonwood , Ala. To visit relatives.
Mrs. Walter Green has returned home after a visit to Pinchard.
Mr. Tom Prestwood returned from Pensacola last week.
Squire A.H. Hilson and daughter  were shopping in our city on Wednesday.
Mr. Tom Whigham has returned home after a trip to Pinchard , Ala.
The little son of Mrs. T.G. Salfs is very sick at the home of Mrs. Cassie Boyd.
Miss Maggie Lou Prestwood of Andalusia is visiting relatives in Florala.
Mr. Claude Williamson returned Tuesday from a two week visit to Corbett , Fla.
Happy Jack Griffith is making trips to our City from Pensacola .
Messrs. Maelman and Shamocker of Toranta, Co. were prospecting in our City this week.

Mr. E.R. Jordan of the fashion shop is now comfortably at home in the Britton bungalow on Fifth Ave.
Mr. Semore Fonsheiner, the popular dry goods salesman of Moblile, Ala. is here this week.
H.A. Baggett and wife have returned from a visit to Enterprise .
J.H. Burgess Sr., of Limestone, Fla. Visited relatives last week.
Audrey Watson of this place has accepted a position at Florala.- Butler County Breeze
F. G. Gray of Laurel Hill, Route 2, was a pleasant caller at the news office.

Dr. C.S. Petrey returned Monday from Florala- Columbia Breeze.
W.L. Parker and wife of Albany , Ga. , who have been visiting W.L. Howell and family, returned home.
Mr. T.A. Goodwin made a business trip to Andalusia by train on Wednesday.
T.R. Roberts of McRae has moved to Florala.

 Home Missionary News:

The Missionary Society held their first meeting of this year with t heir new president, Mrs. C.C. McRae. Rec. 
D.W. Askew opened the meeting. The next meeting will be Jan 29th with J.P. Phillips leader.
Mr. Henry Davis of the Hughes Live Stock and Vehicle Co. returned from St. Louis .
Mr. D.T. Williamson mourns the death of his valuable pointer “Ned”.
Mr. J.H. Still sold his Florala business to Mr. W.H. Arnold and will move to Dothan , Ala.
Mr. H. Elliott has sold his residence on Fifth Ave. to Mr. W.F. Hughes and bought the Chaffin property in Milton , Fla.

Misses Bernie and Gertrude Lawrence of Florala visited Miss Ozie Dubose Sunday.
Misses Lula and Lizzie Perkins were quests of Misses Lola and Kava Gray Saturday night.
Miss Effie Grimes gave a party Saturday night in honor of her 20th Birthday.
Messers. Ollie and Willie Perkins visited Sunday school here Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. P.J. Steele visited their parents Mr. and Mrs. I. A. Steele.
Mr. Alex Campbell visited friends Sunday.
Mr. Cleve Rogers of Laurel Hill and Miss Vassie Dubose, of this place quietly married at the home of Justice F. G. Gray at 8 O’clock. They will make their home in Clayrey , Fla.
Mrs. Elliott, member of the Chatautauqua Club in Montgomery is departing to Milton .
Miss Katie Gillis spent Sunday night with Miss Mary Bell Smith.
25 January 1912-

m. Mr. Corbin Cawthorn and Miss Mary Barganier, were married here on Monday. – Defuniak Springs.


Mr. E.C. Moore spent a short time here Saturday.
Messrs. Alex Campbelle and  J. M. Summerlin visited friends here Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Hurston  spent Sunday in Laural Hill.
Misses Lola, Cora and Ruth Gray visited Misses Metcalf Saturday afternoon.
The small son of Mr. and Mrs. Batson, his leg has been torn badly by a nail Saturday.
Prof. H.A. Stephens visited Laurel Hill.
Mrs. I.A. Steels and Mrs. F. G. Gray called on Mrs. Monroe Metcalf Sunday.
Misses Effie, Beulah Grimes, Kate Gillis and Ozie Dubose and Messrs. T.J. Harry and Dee Dubose attended the show at Laurel Hill Friday.
Mrs. F.G. Gray and daughter Lola spent Sunday at the home of Mrs. G.W. Busbee and Mrs. M.B. Lassiter.

Miss Emily Steele and brother Willie were here.
Mr. W.C. McLauchlin of Florala was here this week surveying some land for Dr. Galloway.

Of Interest:
H. Vaughan and wife returned Monday from Conecuh County .
E. Edney of this place has purchased the brown house at Defuniak.
R. G. Tucker was in Hartford this week.
Mr. H. Elliott is at Milton, Fla. This week.
T. J. Spears of Opp, was in the city Monday.
Grady McDaniel spent Sunday in Samson.
Eugene Carpenter spent Sunday in Florala.
Auther Davis has returned from Biloxi , Miss.
W. P. Temple of Andalusia was here Monday.
W. H. Darby of Hacoda was in Florala Wed.
Walter T. Warren was  a visitor of Hartford .
Fred Stell of Atlanta is visiting W.L. McLauchlin.
Mrs. John A. Davis is visiting relatives at Adrian Ga.
Walter & Charles Matthews were in Andulusia.
Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Helms moved to Tifton , Ga.
J. H. Busbee and Esq. G.W. Reeves attended Court at Andalusia this week.
Mr. S. R. Burgess of Limestone is visiting relatives here.
Col. J. D. Bailey was at Andalusia this week.
G. Betha of Brooklyn was here Wednesday from Pensacola .
Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Dubose of Svea , Fla , were in town Monday.
A.H. Robinson of Andalusia was here last week.
I.O. Monteith spent Wednesday with his family here.
Mr. J. J. Vaughn of Montgomery accepted a position here with the Florala Democrat.
Mr. P.S. McClung went to Andalusia last week on his new motorcycle.
Mrs. J.R. Matthews of Florala is visiting Mrs. A.D. Whiddon, on South Foster St .- Dothan Eagle
C.M. Munson of  Florala was in Dothan yesterday.
Mrs. J. H. Burgess and baby returned home Saturday from Graceville, they were with relatives.
J.H. Busbee was at Garden City, Fla. Sunday.
Alfred Cook of Paxton , Fla. is visiting his daughter, Mrs. Robert Stewart & family – Butler County News.
Mrs. W. M. Shepperd & son, Dewy have returned from Pinchard , from visiting her sister, Mrs. Lida Morehead.
Mr. Earl Work accepted a position with the Laurel News.
Jno. T. Echols and H.H. McDougald returned Tuesday night from Iola , Fla. , from fishing.
Mr. and Mrs. G. O. Huckabaa, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Hawthorn, Misses Madie Huckabaa, Mamie Hammond, Josephene Cawthorn, Della Huckabaa, George Barnes, Dan Hammond, Albert Wilson, Jeff Adams, Canie Smith, J. H. Burgess attended a dance out at Mr. George Watson’s.

Miss Lucy Boles is visiting relatives at Opp and Babbie this week.
Murray Mathews left Sunday for Dothan to enter school.
M.A. Martin of Andalusia was a visitor here.
Jas. T. Bradshaw of Andalusia was a visitor here.
Mrs. Bell Morgan of Ga. is visiting her sister, Mrs. F. Kendrick.
Mrs. W. R. Terry of Bonifay is visiting her daughter, Mr. Allen Davis.
Messrs. George Barnes left for Tallahassee , Fla. , last week.
Miss Janie Doster of Ozark is visiting relatives in Florala this week.

Honor Roll- Florala City School  
1st grade- Frankie George, Johnnie Lee Jones, Iris Vaughn, Clara Mae Pickens, Fay Clayton, Mamie Wilson, Grace McMahan, S.E. Hix, Louise Williamson, Gladys Tucker, Lomax Davis, Julian Howell, Angus Van Campbell, Crystal Miller, Angus Hall, John Adkinson, George Whittington, William Vaughn, Tankersly Hix, Jewel Everett, Vance Rawls.
2nd grade- Clarence Vaughn, Thelma Whiddon, Hazel Whiddon, Martha McDougald, James A. Redding, Edna Hughes, Juliette Hughes, Marjorie Monteith, Hugh Hinson.
3rd grade- Percy Doster, Eben Jones, Mabel Phillips, Rubye Doster, Cecil Rawls, Lucy Davis.

4th grade- Helen Smith, Margaret Mills, Margaret Turnquist, Metris Pickens, Marie and Theresa Hughes, Katie McNeil, Myrtle Kendrick, Thaddeuas Kendrick, Albert Cook, Hugh Cook, Ralph Monteith, Horace Weaver, Cecil Mozley, James Wilson, Earl Bush, Susie Mae George.

5th Grade- Rebah Miller, Velma Hix, Joseph Johnston, Helen Wooten, Minnie Williams, Robert Howard, Lewie Lewis, Nobie Wilson, Adele Pickens, David Bryan, T.C. Taylor, Annie Vera Miller, Bennie Whiddon, Inez Jones, Estelle Davis, Della Huckabaa.

6th grade-  Robert D. Weaver,  Foster Farmer.

01 February, 1912-

Svea Items:
A.E. Angel visited Florala Sunday.
The little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Prescott is very sick.
Bert Angel of Ellington , Mo. , arrived Monday and will work with his brother, A.E. Angel.
Mrs. Ella Baggett of Laurel Hill visited Mrs. F.G. Gray and Mrs. G.W. Busbee.
Miss Ella Steel is visiting her uncle this week, I.A. Steel.
Mr. and Mrs. B.J. Boodleson spent Sunday in Florala.
Ollie Perkins visited friends here.
Prof. H.A. Stephens’ wife is visiting this week.
Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Dubose gave a tacky party last Saturday, A.E. Angel and Miss Olga Wang were dressed the tackiest.
Miss Ada Metcalf and Messrs. Wallace and Fox Metcalf visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. F, G, Gray Saturday night.
Mr. Will Cutts will preach here Sunday.

Dr. Jas. R. Kaye, who has spent 9 years around Palestine will lecture at the Presbyterian Church Friday evening.
J.R. Anderson, Tax Collector of Walton County, Fla. will be at the office of Florala Land Co., Wednesday Feb. 7th, 1912 for the convenience of owners of Walton County Property to assess taxes for 1912.

Monday, the Missionary Society  met with 13 members and Mrs. D. W. Haskew and 2 visitors. Mrs. C.C. Rae- President, Mrs. Reeves, Mrs. John T. Echols, Mrs. J.R. Matthews were among members.

Of Interest:
Sam Clark went to Andalusia Monday.
J.D. Riley of Andalusia was here Tuesday.
H.A. Knowles of Samson was here Tuesday.
J.W. Barnes of Andalusia was here Monday.
Milton McDaniel of Greenville , came down Sunday to visit Relatives.
Mrs. J.W. Prestwood who has been visiting relatives returned home.
Dr. Ad. Hovelle will be out of town Feb. 5th to Feb. 16th.
H.H. McDougland was called to Columbia Tuesday to attend the funeral of Mrs. Epsy, a relative.
Mrs. Oscar Vaughn of Elba and Mrs. J.C. McLleod of Opp, spent Monday with Mr. and Mrs. T.A. Goodwin.
Miss Callie Ward, who has been a quest of Miss Anna Prestwood at the Geronimo Hotel has returned home to Andalusia .
Attorney McLendon of Eufaula has located here.
Dr. T.A. Koff of Dothan was in Florala Wednesday.
The little son of Cassie Boyd is very sick.
Mrs. Allen Davis is visiting her parents at Bonifay , Fla.
George Barnes and Jasper Huckabaa returned to Florala last Sunday.

The home of Mr. Watson in Lockhart had a fire last Wednesday.
Mrs. E.S. Sheehan and her daughter, Mrs. J. J. Boles left Tues. for Abbeville, Ala., to visit relatives.
D.C. Allen is the manager of the Florala Gin Company.

8 February 1912-
News was received Monday of the marriage of Mr. Aubrey Skipper of Samson and Miss Bessie Adams of Opp. She skipped school and Mr. Skipper had a car waiting & they left for Florala where the Ceremony was performed- Geneva Reeper

Charley M. Sims makes his announcement for Tax Collector .
W.W. Waters announces re-election for Tax Collector.
J.H. Martin owns a Bakery in Florala.
Mrs. W.C. Whitt has done much towards the good of Florala. Her influence over the children is wonderful.
Milton , Jan 30- Frank Penton charged with the murder of Felix Corbin on the streets of Milton last year was found not guilty. Witnesses swore Penton was elsewhere when the shots were fired.

Phillip Johnson is now with M.F. Griffith.
Cleve Tidwell has accepted a position with T.V. Laird.
Harley McSwain of Gaskin, Fla. visited Bill Shambrey Sunday.

The History Club is planning a Valentine Party Feb. 14th at the home of Mrs. J.R. Matthews.
On the 22nd ,  There will be a Colonial Tea at the home of Mrs. J.H. Hughes.

S.R. Burgess left Friday for Opp.
J.J. Lamar was a visitor at Pensacola this week.
Dr. Rogers of Andalusia was in the City Wednesday.
L.H. Brassell, Esq., of Andalusia was in town this week.
The little child of J.R. Shepherd is sick.
Wilber, the little son of Mrs. Cassie Boyd is very ill.
Mrs. B.F. Dunn of Gantt is visiting her sister, Mrs. Cassie Boyd.
Charlie Radford of Dozier was here last week.
Dr. Ad Hovelle returned from Samson Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. M.A. Helms Jr., of Sanford visited relatives here.
Mr. and Mrs. W.C. Johns of Gantt were here visiting their daughter, Miss Cassie Boyd.
Mr. and Mrs. C.M. Wiggins and three children of Andalusia are visiting.
Sheriff Bell of Defuniak, was here Tuesday to take into custody a white man held by Chief Police Busbee of this City.
Mrs. C.D. Matthews leaves today for the Millinery Markets.
On last Friday Miss Ruth Hughes celebrated her thirteenth Birthday. Punch was served by Misses Winnie Shepherd and Birdie Hughes.  Inez Hughes played a game called thimble. Hearts was played by Miss Winnie Shepherd, the prize went to Miss Eltha Banister. The games & music were furnished by Misses Irene parker, Claudys Swilley, Miriam Windham and Boncile Stewart. Present were: Misses Claribel Turner, Claudys Swilley, Estelle Davis, Marie Clements, Leesie Redmond, Edna Hughes, Irene Parker, Winnie Shepherd, Ethel and Eltha Banister, Bonciel Stewart, Josie Mills, Thelma Martin, Mariam Windham and Myrtie Spradley.
Chief Police Jas. H. Busbee left last week for Panama City in response to a telegram from Police Tedford of that place who captured Tom Williams, a negro, wanted for petit larceny He was brought before Mayor George Friday & convicted. Early Wilson was also convicted for carrying a concealed pistol.


15 February 1912-
Miss Gertrude Banister will entertain the Young People’s Auxiliary next Tuesday at her home in East Florala , Miss Mary Doster will have charge of the program.

Col. O.C. Wiley, of Troy , was a pleasant caller at this office.
Samuel E. Clark has been appointed postmaster of Florala. D.A. Ewing resigned to give attention to his turpentine business In Fla. Mr. Clark has been a citizen of Florala for 6 or 7 years.
Lewis Tatum of Geneva was here this week
J.T Bell of Defuniak, was in Florala Wednesday..
See F.J. Johnston at the Busy Bee Café.
T.J. Spear of Opp was among Florala friends on Tuesday.
Mr. Graybill of Garden City was a visitor on Monday.
L.F. Lane of Andalusia is opening an up-to-date moving picture theatre.
F.A. Florence, our former citizen called on our merchants Monday.
Mrs. B.F. Dunn of Gantt has returned home after spending a few days w/relatives.
Mrs. Allen Davis returned last week from Bonifay , Fla. , where he was with relatives.
Mrs. C.M. Wiggins and children of Andalusia returned home Sunday after spending time with relatives.
F.H. Leggett left last Saturday for the eastern Markets where he goes in the interest of Lamar-Britton Mercantile Co.
J.A. Bethea of Green Bay , was a business visitor of Florala this week.
J.H. Bud givens passed through the city Enroute to Falco.
M. Lurie left for New York , Baltimore and other Markets.

Svea Items:

J.W. Harry planted Potatoes last week.
Miss Corda Grimes is spending time with Home folk.
Mr. and Mrs. Cleve Rogers of Clayroy visited Mrs. Rodgers parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Dubose on Sunday.
A dance was given in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Wang, in honor of their daughter, Thora’s sixteenth Birthday.
Mrs. F. G. Gray and Little daughter visited Florala Saturday.
Steve Smith visited friends here on Saturday.
Messrs. Bert and A. E. Angel and J.A. Steele went to Cobb Fla.
Miss Callie Culpepper spent Friday at the home of Mrs. F.G. Gray
Billy Clary and Carl Hurston visited here Sunday.
I.G. Churchwell’s mother who is visiting him is very sick.
Mrs. E.J. Waddell and Mrs. Ed Hurston visited Mrs. F.G. Gray on Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. B.J. Boodleson have moved to Pensacola .
Miss Mamie Huston was the guest of Misses Lola and Kava Gray Saturday night.
Chester Churchwell of River Junction returned home Saturday after being at the bedside of his mother for a week.
Mr. and Mrs. Bud Metcalf visited Florala on Saturday.
Monroe Metcalf and F.G. Gray visited Florala on Business.
A.E. Angel and Carl Hurston were visitors on Sunday.
Fox Metcalf left Friday to visit his sister at Malone who is very sick.
Miss Effie Grimes visited home folks Sunday.

22 February 1912-
With this issue appears the announcement of James L. Johnston for Tax collector of Covington County .
Rev. J. N. Vandiver went to Andalusia Sunday.
E.E. Johnston of the Opp Messenger was here today.
J.T. Byrd of the Noma Record was here today.
T.R. Francher of Hartford was in the city today.
Rev. W. F. Clements and rev. D.C. Allen were at Andalusia Monday.
Mrs. J.J. Boles returned last week from Henry County from visiting relatives.
T.M. Gibson of Enterprise visited relatives & friends.
Mrs. O.R. Smith will entertain the Missionary Society Monday Feb. 26th and Mrs. A.N. Parker will have charge of program.
J.L. Johnston, J.J. Lamar, R.A. French, M.A. George, Jr., T.A. Godwin and W.T. Prestwood were business visitors at Andalusia today.
L.C. Vaughn was thrown from a wagon on Wednesday near Petry’s and sustained injuries of the head and neck, he is confined to his room.
Mrs. E.S. Sheehan returned home last week after a visit to Henry County . She was accompanied by her sister, Mrs. A. Armstrong.
Superintendent of Education is W. O. Bozeman
W. H. Arnold has a nice horse and buggy for sale.
Fire was discovered in the residence of A.N. Parker Monday afternoon, water supply being short; it only took 2 pails of slops to save the property.
The W.M.U. mat at the home of Mrs. Urquhart Monday the 19th. The president is Mrs. McDougald. Mrs. J. Hughes led in Prayer.  They are to meet at Mrs. Walter Brown next Monday.

Svea Items:

Miss Emily Steel’s uncle is I.A. Steel.
Misses Pearl and India Baggett of Laurel Hill, visited Misses Ruth and Bettie Gray and Miss Scrappie Lassiter Saturday.
Mrs. Gertrude Armstead  of Lockhart is visiting her father.
Mrs. F. G. Gary’s mother, Mrs. Mary Smith of St, Andrews, Fla. , is here visiting her.
Mr. and Mrs. H.A. Stephens little daughter, Lillian is very sick.
Mrs. J. W. Hurston and Mrs. H. Edwards visited Mr. and Mrs. Ed Hurston.
Miss Thora Wang spent Monday night with Miss Corda Grimes.- end

Houston County Girl is Murdered: Miss Estelle Brown
Dothan Ala. Feb 19- Lying upon a bed with a .22 caliber rifle resting across her upper body, and two bullet holes in her head, the corpse of Miss Estelle Brown aged 23, who lived near town. The Coroners Jury has a verdict that Miss Brown met her death as a result of 2 bullet wounds in the head fired by unknown parties. The family had left earlier but Miss Brown stayed home alone. Her Mother returned to find her lifeless body upon a bed with a quilt folded under her head. She was shot with a .32 Caliber bullet. Later- Examination proved the bullets causing the death was of the 22 caliber and evidenced the girl’s intention of suicide, which theory is now accepted.

(Issues Missing)

7 March 1912-
d. The three- Months old child of Mr. and Mrs. C.M. Wiggins died Thursday. Funeral was held Friday afternoon. Rev. J. J. Hagood officiated- Andalusia Star.
Luther Ward, the Slocomb boy whose life was attempted a few days ago is still in danger. After being shot at 3 times he went to relatives near Headland & returned Sunday. The cause of the attempted murder remains a mystery- Geneva Reeper.

Of interest:

J.W. Smith’s just received fresh garden seed and fresh groceries.
A. B.  Joyner has returned from Panama City .
Frank L. Jones visited Geneva this week.
Miss Lottie Sheehan is visiting relatives in Montgomery .
R.A French has been transacting business in Pensacola this week.
E.S. Sheehan has confined himself to bed with Lagrippe.
J.T. Hughes and wife are visiting Montgomery and Atlanta this week.
Wilber, son of Mrs. Cassie Boyd is improving.
Misses Ruth O’Neal and Mary Chapman of Andalusia are voting Miss Annie McDonald in East Florala .
Mrs. T.G. Salts has returned to her at Flag Pond, Tenn. , after some time with her sister, Mrs. Cassie Boyd.
Mrs. A. Armstrong, who has been visiting relatives here returned home in Henry County last Tuesday.
Capt. W.A. Little went to Garden City, Fla. , Wednesday evening.
S.E. Clark is visiting in Montgomery this week.
Mrs. J. T. Bradshaw of Andalusia is visiting her brother, J. W. Prestwood of the Geronimo.
Mr. Herring, formerly of Barbour County is here to view a large tomato farm.
Will Brawner, former Citizen of Andalusia is now located in Florala.
Mr. and Mrs.  J. H. Still left this morning for their new home in Dothan ALA.


Bert Angel and Gastin Prescott visited friends here on  Sunday.
Tim Clary of Magnolia settlement was a visitor in Florala today.
Misses Lola & Kava Gray spent Sunday with Miss Ada Metcalf.
Mrs. H.A. Stephens left Saturday morning to join Mr. Stephens who is teaching in Santa Rosa .
Monroe Metcalf’s sister of Hartford Ala. , is visiting him this week.
A.H. Culpepper went to Laurel Hill on Business.
John Whitehurst visited his brother here.
Misses Effie, Beulah, Carda Grimes, Ozie Dubose, T.J. Hanry, Dee Dubose, Jesse Davis, Attended a Dance at the home of Mr. Clary near Magnolia.

14  March 1912-

m. O. C. Brooks of Macy’s Olympic Shows and Miss Jessie Lee of this place were married by Squire Miller of Paxton, Fla., on Tuesday. They left on the train to Defuniak Wednesday where Mr. Brooks joins his Company.

m.  Dr. G.O. Spears, a former citizen, but located to Baker, Fla., was married to Miss Georgia Lester March 12 at the home of the brides. Dr. Spears is the son of Dr. and Mrs. P.B. Spears of this place.

The Trustees of the Library Association held a meeting on March 7. The Following officers were elected: T.J. Hughes President, Mrs. J.E. Hughes Vice President, Marvin Wardsworth, Secretary, A.N. Wilson Treasurer, and Miss Lucy Homes Librarian.
Sheriff J.N. Livings was in Florala Saturday.
Grady McDaniel was at Opp Sunday.
Walter Warren visited Hartford .
Miss Cora Kendrick is visiting Noma, Fla.
Deputy Sheriff Livings was here Tuesday.
S.E. Clark was in charge of the post Office.
I.S. and M. Lurie were in Dothan Sunday.
W. F. Brunson was in Svea Neighborhood Wednesday.

Mrs. Allen is visiting relatives at Bonifay , Fla. , this week.
Sam McCall of Laurel Hill returned home Wednesday.
Mrs. S.A. Brunson of Georgiana is visiting her son, W.F. Brunson of this place.
Wm. W. Flournoy, one of the popular Florida candidates was in and near here Wednesday.
Mrs. J. F. Stallings who has been visiting at Montgomery returned to her home Wednesday.
Miss Lottie Sheehan returned last Monday from Montgomery where she was visiting relatives.

Chas. C. Cook was here Wednesday in the interest of the candidacy for Tax Assessor.
Henry Elliott of Florala , Ala. Has moved his family  here. Mr. McClain and wife, their kinsman are also here to live with them; also Mr. Davis, bookkeeper for Mr. Elliott. Mr. Davis will bring his family shortly.- Milton Gazette.

Svea Items:
m.  Mr. Hamp Maloy and Katie Bell Harrison of near Cravey Bridge in Alabama , were married early Sunday night by Justice of the peace, F.G. Gray.
Miss Eula Prescott spent last week at the home of her Aunt, Mrs. Jess Angel at Laurel Hill.
Wallace Metcalf spent Saturday night with his uncle Bluford Godwin.
Ollie Perkins attended Sunday school here.

Florala City School Month ending March 5 Honor Roll
Honor Roll- Florala City School

1st grade- Frankie George, Johnnie Lee Jones, Iris Vaughn, Ray Clayton,
 Mamie Wilson, Grace McMahan, S.E. Hix, Lomax Davis, Julian Howell,
Angus Van Campbell, Crystal Milner, Angus Hall, John Adkinson,
George Whittington, Willy Vaughn, Jewel Everett, Kenneth Spradley, Alice Johnson, Vance Rawls, Minnie White, Irene White, Wilson Kennedy, Sally Mae Milligan,
Clara Weaver, Edna Weaver, Ralph Howard, Harold Milner.
2nd grade-  Thelma Bryan,  Juliette Hughes, Hugh Hinson,  Charles  McRae, Vera Martin, John Wilson, Alfaretta Parker, Susie Wilson, Clarence Vaughn,  Martha McDougald,   Edna Hughes,  Alla Wynn Pickens
3rd grade- Ernest Hinson, Percy Doster, Mabel Phillips, Rubye Doster, Cecil Rawls, Ruth Lewis, Val Price, Allie Quick

4th grade-  Margaret Mills,  Metris Pickens, Marie and Theresa Hughes, Katie McNeil, Myrtle Spradley, Margaret Kendrick, , Horace Weaver, Cecil Sheehan, James Wilson, Emily Holmes, Ben Bracewell, Carmel Carroll, Erie Shirah ,
Cecil Mozley.
5th Grade-  Effie Everett, Pollard Woodall, Reba Miller,  Annie Lou Quick,  Velma Hix, Joseph E. Johnston,  Horace Martin, Robert Howard,  Adele Pickens, David Bryan, T.C. Taylor, Inez Jones, Estelle Davis, Callie Davis Johnston.
6th grade-  Josie Mills, Roy Powell.
High SCHOOL- Daisy Lauderdale, Claudys Swilley, Juanita Davis, Winnie Shepherd, Willie Kendrick.        J.P. Doster. Supt.

21 March 1912-  
List of Delegates:
Names that will be on your ticket April 1st as candidates for delegates to the state Democratic Convention.
Harold Alorton, E.O. Baldwin, E. J. Beasley, J.T. Bradshaw, T.M. Campbell, J. T. Clark, Allen Crenshaw, Edward Doty, A.S. Douglas, J.G. Foshee, D.R. Gantt, M.C. Gantt, Pollard Gantt, M.A. George, Jr., T.A. Goodwin, J.T. Hardage, T.E. Henderson, C.A. O’Neal, R.J. Perry, G. F. Petry, A.R. Powell, J. M. Prestwood, L.J. Salter, J.R. Shepherd, W.F. Simmons, W.S. Spurlin, G.O. Waits.

 Of Interest:
W.W. Powell, of Route One, Georgiana has a curiosity.
On April 1st I will move to the Store occupied by E.R. Jordan, next to Matthew bros. where we will be glad to see you. C.C. Beasley.
A Revival Meeting will begin on March 24th with Rev. P.M. Jones, preaching.
The running of messrs. W.C. Whitt, W.G. Matthews, T.R. Roberts and J.W. Miller for the dignity of office of Justice of the Peace in Beat 9, reminds me of the Olympics Games.
Grady Farmer happen to sprain his ankle.
People coming & going through Florala this week:
P.J. Mason of Andalusia .
C.C. Beasley returned from Samson.
J.R. Shepherd went to Sanford .
J.A. McEachin of Andalusia .
Sam Hutcheson of Andalusia .
Judge Sneed of Andalusia .
J.T. Warren Sr., of Enterprise .
Chief Busbee arrived Monday.
Mrs. D.G. Williamson is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.T. Manning.
Carl Cawthorn and wife and J.H. Burgess made a trip to Defuniak in Mr. Burgess’ car.
Misses Blanche Clements, Marguerite McRae and Tommie Davis were visitors of Defuniak.
Hon. S. H. Dent Jr., Congressman was in our city.

28 March 1912-

d. The 10-12 year old son of J.H. Williams of Andalusia was killed by the accidental discharge of a pistol.  It is thought the boy picked the gun up from the dresser while dressing and discharged it. The bullet entering just above the mouth and coming out the back of the head, causing instant death.

d.  J.W. Marley and wife of  Jackson. , Miss. were called by illness and death of Mr. Marley’s mother to Enterprise , came by Florala for a few days to visit Mrs. Marley’s Parents, Mr. and Mrs.  E.S. Sheehan.

b. Born, a boy, last Saturday to Mr. and Mrs. H.J. Martin.

J.A. Smith of Andalusia was here Wednesday.
Manning Baily of Hartford visited homefolks.
G.W. Reeves spent Monday in Andalusia .
I.S. boles of Andalusia visited Florala.
J. W. Barnes of the County seat was in Florala this week.
Tim Williamson was a business visitor at Milton Fla.
Bob Martin, State Drug inspector was in our City last week.
Mrs. E. W. Hoyle is convalescing.
Miss Corrina Wall, who has been teaching school at McRae is home again.
John Carson of Andalusia had his arm broken while cranking an automobile.
Mrs. C.C. McRae spent last Saturday in Defuniak Springs with her Daughter, Charlotte, who is a teacher there.

Svea Items:
Edward Byrd, the step-son of Monroe Metcalf is very sick.
Bid Lassiter accidentally shot his hand with a pistol at the home of his parents. Drs. P.B. and G. O. Spears were summoned immediately.
Mrs. Clara Synn and little daughter, Mary of Oak Grove are visiting are visiting her daughter, Mrs. Ed Hurston.
Lee Cox and Grady Harrison attended Church here Sunday.
d. Tilla, the little son of Mr. and Mrs. B. C. Prescott died on the 18th, of Pallegra. He was buried at Tuesday at Berket , Ala. – 

04 April 1912-

m. Jasper Huckabaa and Miss Berths Moss decided to Marry, and regardless of parental wishes in the matter, hide away to the land of flowers, where they were united in Marriage on Monday Night.

m.  Mr.  M. R. Betha to Miss Abbie Moore, the bride is the daughter of Eli Moore of Mason , Ala.   Mrs. W.L. Howell attended the wedding in Brooklyn , Her brother was the Groom.

d.  Mrs. Frank Jones of Troy , who was called here by the death of her Mother, Mrs. McDaniel, returned home Tuesday. She was accompanied home by her sister, Mrs. Mattie McDaniel.

d. Lafayette Cawthorn had been sick about 10 days. He was about 70 years old. He leaves a wife and 5 children- Mrs. C.C. Charles, Mrs. Ella Meigs, Mrs. Cressie Miller, Miss Beatrice Cawthorn and Hutch Cawthorn. He was half-brother to W.J.D. and Captain S.A. Cawthorn. Interment will be at Miller Cemetery, about 8 miles from Florala this afternoon.

C.C. Beasley left for Ozark Friday morning to accompany his Mother, Mrs. Beasley, who will spend time with relatives at that place. Mrs. Beasley is 81 years old.

J.B. Franklin of Samson passed through Florala.
Sheriff Hay arrested a Negro in Florala, who was charged with the burning of Negro hall at Dothan . He confessed he was guilty and implicated two other Negroes in the affair.
Bob Quillan, one of Florala’s druggists visited his old home in Clayton.
Thos. B. Allen of Brundidge is here to visit his father, Rev. D.C. Allen.
W.H. Arnold had a valuable horse to die at Laurel Hill yesterday.
W.W. Cotter spent last Sunday at Opp.
Mr. and Mrs. Shepherd visited Glendale Fla.
C.F. Lee of Florala was in town yesterday.
S.M. Quick, Alto Matthews, Dr. Galloway and Atty. G.W. Reeves attended circuit Court at Defuniak Wednesday.
J.A. Carmack and family will move to Atmore.
Miss Miriam Windham recited beautifully in Miss Mary Doster’s Sunday school class.

R.E.L. Thompson, residing in Watson’s Bridge neighborhood was in the City.
W.H. Arnold travels a great deal through this area.
Mrs. J. C. Walden, Sr., is in Florala visiting his daughter, Mrs. Edney.
Mrs. Nannie Bowers had some usually fine peaches to ripen.
Elder BARNES of Samson, prominent member of the Christian Church, was at Florala last Monday. Mr. Barnes filled an Appointment at Lakewood Sunday.
Clifford Fulford of Florala was the quest of his parents a few days-Georgiana Correspondent Greenville Advocate.
Mrs. R.V. Hicks returned to her home in Florala Saturday, she spent time with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. I. M. Dubose.- Elba Clipper
Rev. W.R. Bickerstaff attended a Methodist Conference in Defuniak last week.
Prof. T.W. Capps of Laurel Hill paid us a pleasant visit and ordered his name be enrolled as a subscriber to The News.
Thos. B. Allen of Brundidge , Ala. Made a visit here accompanied by his 2 daughters (Pearl Allen) . He will return home Saturday and will be accompanied by his mother, Mrs. D.C. Allen for a month’s visit.

 11 April 1912-

It is alleged that Brett Spigner, a farmer living in Noma, Fla. , slapped his son on the side of the head with such force that the boys neck was broken. The blow resulted in almost instant death. The boy was slain in the heat of anger, so wishing to hide all the crime, Spigner buried the dead body in a branch near the edge of the field before ever going back to the house. A Negro was working turpentine saw the man’s act & Spigner threatened to kill him if he told what he witnessed. The Negro told several of his colored friends and officers were informed of the murder. Spigner fled but with the bloodhounds the was soon caught by the officers in Geneva Alabama . Spigner is a former convict, he having served 3 years for having knocked his sister in the head with a stick of wood during another one of his temper fits. He left her for dead but she was unconscious for hours and did recover- Samson Ledger

d.  Mattie Curtis, Colored, was found dead near the L & R. R. at this place Thursday morning with her skull busted and other wounds on the body. The crime has murderous intentions.

Of Interest:
J.M. Snead of Andalusia was in Florala Monday.
Ed Stamps of evergreen was in Florala Tuesday.
J.A. Lee of Cobb Fla. , was in the city Wednesday.
Jim Bowden was a visitor here this week.

F.H. Leggett was a visitor at Montgomery this week.
Mrs. C.M. McDaniel and children are visiting Florala.
J.T. and W.F. Hughes have returned from Birmingham .

C.E. Lee of Montgomery is with relatives & friends in Florala.
Grady McDaniel was a business visitor at Geneva Friday.
T.C. Penton is transacting business in South Florida today.
L.V. Davis has returned from a visit to his parents at Milton Fla.
G.B. Still of Brewton is in Florala.
T.S. Lanz and Claude Williamson were in Montgomery this week.

J.R. Caton bought the café formerly owned by Jas. J. Johnston .
Jesse H. Shreeve of Savannah Ga. was here last week on business.
I.S. Lurie and wife have returned from a visit with relatives at Union Springs.

W.A. Williams was seriously hurt by falling from the new school building Monday.
Miss Josie Cardwell is visiting relatives at Enterprise .
Murry Mathews, who is attending school at Dothan spent Saturday with homefolks in Florala.

Chas. Scroggins had his arm badly lacerated at Sheppard’s bottling works Monday morning by the bottle bursting.
Editor W. H. Mapoles of the Laurel Hill News was in Florala yesterday.
Ed and Earl Hurston accompanied their friend, C.M. Maldin as far as Florala Sunday on his way home after a short visit here and at Laurel hill.
Miss Lucy Holmes of the Methodist church and Mr. Pelham Faucett of the Presbyterian Church left for Selma, Ala., to represent Florala in the Sunday school convention.

Misses Lula and Lizzie Perkins spent Saturday night with Lola and Kava Gray.
Miss Effie and Beulah Grimes spent Saturday night and Sunday with Homefolks.
A.E. and Bert Angel attended Sunday school here Sunday.
J.A. Steele and Wallace Metcalf were visitors at Florala Saturday.
The Easter egg hunt was at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Harry Sunday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. John Harrison and Steve Smith attended the Chautauqua at Defuniak .
Miss Mary Belle Smith is improving fast.
Mrs. Bud Metcalf and two children spent Saturday night with her father at Hartford , Ala.
Mr. and Mrs. I.A. Steel spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Holly Godwin.
Chester Henderson of Lockhart visited his Cousin, Demp Harry, Sunday.

 18 April 1912-

  Hugh Brock of Coffee County , Ala. Fell through an elevator shaft at Montgomery last Tuesday and was instantly killed.

d.  A coroner’s investigation into the sudden death of the 18- month old daughter of Mrs. Eva Wood, also known as Mrs. Morris, at the home of Gadi L. Nichols, near Cottondale, Thursday night of last week, resulted in the mother and Nichols being bound over to the grand jury on a charge of First degree murder. The couple was placed in jail in Marianna , Fla.   Mrs.Wood had  lived with Nichols for some time. Her little daughter died suddenly during the night and was buried the next day. Neighbors became suspicious and the remains exhumed. The investigation revealed that the child’s skull had been crushed, and the arrests were made. Mrs. Wood stated Nichols was responsible for the child’s death and threatened to kill her if she told of the act.- Geneva Reeper.
Dr. Ad. Hovelle will leave Florala on the first of May & spend time on the road.
Dr. A.L. Clayton has moved his office to the rooms formerly occupied by Dr. Ad Hovelle in the opera building.
Joe Barton of Andalusia was in the city Saturday.
A.J. Sellers of Opp was a visitor here Tuesday.
R.L. McKinney of Green Bay was in Florala Saturday.

Sheriff Livings of Andalusia was in Florala last Saturday.
Prof. Woodruff of Crestview , Fla. , was a visitor.

Peter O’ster of Green Bay is circulating among Florala friends.
W.W. Taylor and wife have been visiting Opp this week.

D.T. Williamson was in Montgomery Monday.
L.B. Adams of Hacoda, Route 1 was a pleasant caller to the news office on Thursday.
Mrs. Nell. Knighton of Paxton, Fla. , is visiting homefolks at Birmingham , Ala.
Hon. T.F. West, President of the bank of Florala, spent Sunday in our City.
J.W. Reynolds of the Traffic Dept. of the C. and G. was in our city Monday.
W.M. Sheppard had a fine milch cow to choke to death by a sweet potato Thursday.
Dr. O.W. Clayton of Sylvester , Ala. , is visiting his brother, Dr. A.L. Clayton of this place.
Ed Manning, the Florala Boy who is now making good with the Montgomery team of the Southern League, is well known in Dothan . Manager Dobbs of the Montgomery team says he is one of the best athletes on his club- Dothan Eagle.
T. Hope Cawthon of Defuniak will be with us again.
H.A. Baggett is having a six room bungalow erected by B.H. Farmer, contractor.
Mrs. E.R. Partridge of Defuniak was in Florala Tuesday, enroute to Columbia where she has accepted a position with Jas. W. Griffin of the Columbia Breeze.
H.C. Williamson and W.L. McLauchlin caught a  young alligator near town Monday.
Rev. S.W. Rogers went to Andalusia Tuesday afternoon with his mother, on her way to Tennille , Ga.
I.S. Lurie returned to Florala Monday.

Supt. R.J. Harlan of the Central of Ga. Railway was a visitor on Monday.
C.E. Buckhalt of Enterprise was here.
W.S. Spurlin of Opp was here a day or two.
R.B. Hildreth of Enterprise is a visitor this week.
Mr. Hahn of Garden City, Fla. spent Saturday in Florala.
Miss Bessie Whidden of Dothan is visiting Mrs. J. R. Matthews.

Bill Hammond of Milton Fla. is visiting relatives in the city.
J.M. Yelverston of Enterprise is visiting his daughter, Mrs. Early Stokes.
Miss Martha Pendry of Andalusia is visiting her brother, J.W. Pendry.

Miss Lucille Willis of Opp, is visiting her sister, Mrs. S.E. Clark.
A. Albert and wife of Hartford were visitors at the home of M. and I. S. Lurie this week.
Tax collector, W.W. Walters come from Andalusia Tuesday with a suspicious looking book in his hand.
N.B. Bryant of Enterprise, special agent of insurance Co. was a business visitor at Florala this week.

Mayor  M. A. George, Jr., T.A. Godwin and Robert Tyler left Tuesday for Montgomery to attend the State Democratic Convention.
Wm. Powell Hale made his first appearance here, on the Chautauqua platform yesterday.
J.M. Foshee of Red level sold 1,000 bales of cotton last week to H.D. Etheridge of Andalusia at 11 ¼ cents.- 
Andalusia Star.

Easter egg hunt:
There was an Easter egg hunt given at the home of A.G. Marsh was highly enjoyed. While Mrs. Marsh prepared the eggs the young people were entertained with music and games. The names of the girls were placed in a hat and the boys drew a partner for the hunt. Henry Marsh, David Godins, And Mrs. Gracie Caylor did the hiding, then the hunt.
David Godins and Mrs. Gracie Caylor, John Jackson, and Mrs. Lottie Brunel, Philip Godins, and Mrs. Nobia Marsh,  Earnest Pagett and Mrs. Emma Jackson, and John Caylor and Mrs. Mabelle Marsh.  After the hunt they were served lunch.

A.E. Angel, J.A. Steele, P.J. Steele and Carl Huston were visitors at Svea.
Chas. Synn and son visited Mr. and Mrs. J.E. Hurston Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. E.L. Baston of Oak Grove spent a short while Saturday with Mr. and Mrs. J.E. Hurston.
Mrs. I.A. Steele and children spent Saturday at Cobb, visiting her sister, Mrs. Doc Smith.
Miss Effie Grimes spent Saturday with Homefolks.
There was a district sing at the home of Bunk Kilpatrick, Sunday.
Rev. J.N. Vandiver, Pastor of  Baptist Church of Florala has promised to  preach for us the third Sunday.
Mrs. F.G. Gray and her Mother, Mrs. Mary F. Smith spent Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Will Marsh.
Alex Campbell, Eddie Perkins, Steve Smith attended church here on Sunday.
Edgar Gray and Wallace Metcalf attended Church at Laurel Hill on Sunday.- end

Cheated by the Hangman: Columbus , Ga. , April 12, 1912
d.  James Jefferson who was to be hanged in Columbus Ga. Today committed suicide in his cell early this morning. He took poison soon after midnight and died at 8:30 o’clock. Where he got the drug is unknown. He killed Policeman Marion Merchante several months ago. Jefferson shot & killed this policeman while resisting arrest. Fellow prisoners declare he said several times that he would not hang.

1st Grade-- Johnnie Lee Jones, Mamie Wilson, Alice Johnson, Iris Vaughn, Clara Mae Pickens, Sallie Mae Milligan, Edna Weaver, Ruthie Mae Revels, William Vaughn, Shelley Jernigan, Ralph Howard, John Adkinson, Clyde Scott, Glen Garrett, Price Jernigan.
2nd Grade—Thelma Bryan, Charles McRae, Alfaretta Parker, Susie Wilson, Hugh Hinson,  Martha McDougald.

3rd Grade--  Mamie Smith, Ernest Hinson, Val Price, Eben Jones, Rubye Doster
4th Grade—Horace Weaver, Lula Mae Rudd, Margaret Turnquist, James Wilson, Theresa Hughes, Erie Shirah, Marie Hughes, Ben Bracewell, Carmel Carroll, Metris Pickens.
5th Grade—Velma Hix, Estelle Davis, Callie Davis Johnston, Walter Lee Jones, Horace Martin, Nobie Wilson, Vera Miller, Adele Pickens, T.C. Taylor, Rebah Miller.

6th Grade—Ruth Hughes,  Fred Scott, Roy Powell, Robert Weaver.
HIGH SCHOOL—Olive Wilson, Birdie Hughes, Winnie Shepherd, Willie Kendrick, Lola Bush, Ellen McRae, Claudys Swilley,  Clara Belle Turner, Juanita Davis.

25 April 1912-

d.  A special to the Pensacola Journal from Milton , Fla. , of April 22nd says: The killing occurred shortly after 8 o’clock Saturday night in the pool room of Hazel Johnson, where the 2 men met after having words previously that afternoon. It is said that Penton went to Johnson’s pool room with some friends and later Allen came in and they had more words and before anyone knew what was happening they both begin shooting. Even though they were many witnesses it seems impossible to tell who fired first. There were 18 shots fired, Allen being shot twice and Penton once.  One of the bullets struck Allen in the Abdomen. Both bullets lodged were extracted & found that one was a .38 caliber short, while the other was a .38 Caliber long, showing he was shot with more than 2 different guns. Penton was shot in the back, but is said only to be a flesh wound. After the shooting Allen ran to the drug store and fell dead on the floor. The coroner’s jury returned a verdict that Allen came to his death at the hands of Frank and Ab Penton and both be held in charge of the killing.  Ab Penton is the father of Frank Penton.  The jury to conduct inquest was empanelled by Coroner L.M. Rhoda, and was composed of the following citizens:  J.A. Bryant, John Trice, J.G. Smith, Jr.,  Dr. A.H. Smith, F.B. Rienbark and C.E. Hamilton.  It is known that there was bad blood between the men for several years. At the time that Penton was charged with killing of Felix Corbin, Allen was one of the strongest witnesses against him. Both Penton and Allen have been tried for murder.

Georgiana , Ala , April 20- The Rhodes Brothers of this place bought 1,000 bales of cotton from Jim Foshee, of Red Level, amount totaling about $65,000.00

Sam Brunson, a farmer lies at the point of death, with a swollen head and arms due to the collision of a pair of mules hitched to a wagon and several bee gums at Clayhatchee. The two mules are dead. Two physicians worked several hours to get Brunson out of pain.

B.L. Dunson of Andalusia is taking the Chautauque.
J.D. Henderson of Sanford was in Florala.
Mrs. C.M. Wiggins of Andalusia is visiting his sister, Mrs. Cassie Boyd.

Mrs. Bob Wiggins of Andalusia is visiting relatives of this place.
Misses Noma and Ruth Holman of Hartford are visiting friends here.
Miss Irma rye of Andalusia was in Florala Saturday to see friends.
Miss Odessa Daniels of Lapine is visiting at the home of her brother, J. L. Daniels.
Mrs. J.R. Ruff of Lapine is visiting her daughter, Mrs. J.L. Daniels.
J.E. Savage of Andalusia attended the exercises of the new school building.
Misses Bessie and Flora Hutchinson and Miss Emma Warren of Enterprise are visitors at Florala this week.

Marshall Busbee went to River Falls today where he listed 4 convicts with the Horse Shoe Lumber Co.
Fred Auseld of Montgomery ; architect has been employed to draw plans for a New Covington County Jail. This jail will be erected on the present site of property occupied by W.S. Hart’s Wagon & Blacksmith Shop. Mr. Hart is to vacate the building by June 1st.

At Falco Sunday evening, Jim Collier shot Chester Taylor, both colored. Deputy Sheriff Sam Hutcheson immediately arrested Collier and carried him to Andalusia to be placed in jail. Taylor died Monday.

A son of H.C. Colvin, Route 1, Andalusia , the boy supposedly went out in his sleep to harness a mule and go to work. The mule kicked the boy and his jawbone is broken and he is suffering in much pain- Andalusia Star.

The Pea shelling given at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Will Marsh Monday was enjoyed.
Mrs. Geo. Perkins and Mrs. Mamie McCraney spent Tuesday with Mrs. John Harrison.
Will Smith of Florala was a visitor here.
S.A. Smith and J.A. Steele visited homefolks here Sunday.
Miss Emily Steele spent Sunday with her Uncle I.A. Steele.
Wayne Metcalf of Hartford , Ala. Spent time with relatives.
Miss Bertha Cutts of Ga. visited her Uncle I.A. Steele Sunday.
Miss Ozzie Dubose spent Sunday in Florala.
Jesse Davis of Laurel Hill visited Sunday school.

2 May 1912-

 m. Miss Minta Copeland to Mr. George Cawthorn, of Defuniak Springs , Fla. , last Wednesday night. The wedding took place at the home of the bride’s uncle, Mr. J.B. Colley, by Rev. Eugene Crawford. – Enterprise Ledger.

Bruce Page has gone to Talladega .
J.H. Busbee has been on the sick list this week.

Walter Warren was a visitor at Enterprise Sunday.
W. H. Jones of Andalusia was in Florala this week.

Charley and Jim Burgess went to Limestone, Fla. , Sunday.
Mrs. W. L. Parker and children of Albany Ga. Are visiting here.

Miss Foy Camp of Headland is visiting her sister, Mrs. Henry Davis.
Judge Robinson of Andalusia was among visitors here Saturday.
Mrs. A. L. Hare of Garden City, Fla. spent Monday in Florala on business.

Dr. C.A. Calhoun of Green Bay spent some time in Florala last week.
Jim Johnson and Charley Burgess went out riding Monday.
Miss Edwina Wilson of Geneva is the guest of Mr. and Mrs. A.N. Parker this week.

Clarence Dillard, former postmaster of Andalusia was in Florala Tuesday.
J.W. Watzek, President of the Jackson Lumber Co., was a business visitor here Tuesday.
J.B. Cravey and wife of Montgomery are visitors at the home of his sister, Mrs. Griffin Miller.
Mrs. L.A. Sims left Wednesday for a visit to her daughter, Mrs. A.D. Tatum of Montgomery .

Eric Von Axelson of Laurel Hill accompanied by his son and daughter visited Florala Saturday.
D.P. Ray and his sister, Mrs. Kate Roy, of Milligan , Fla. enjoyed Saturday

Steiner Hutchinson, who has been farming over in Mississippi was amongst his Florala friends Tuesday.

H.L. Todd of Birmingham will be here to audit the books of the city in a few days.
Miss Corinna Wall left Monday for Garden City, Fla. , where she will be the next few months.
Bill Lunday and two of his sons and Marion Lassiter of Walton County engaged in a general fight Monday in which all kinds of handy weapons were used. Both Lunday and Lassiter are said to be badly disfigured.

C.M. Wiggins came down from Andalusia Saturday, he was accompanied on his return by Mrs. Wiggins who was down visiting relatives.
Mayor A.S. Douglas and J.A. McKenzie went to Florala to assist in the ceremony of laying the corner stone in Florala’s new school building.
Mr. and Mrs. G.W. Reeves chaperoned class no. 6, of the Methodist Sunday school last Tuesday night.

A  birthday party was given for Mr. and Mrs. Mike Lurie’s little four year old daughter, Jennie on Tuesday, April 23rd. Miss Vivian Parker served fruit. Mr. & Mrs. Lurie make great Hostesses. They were assisted by Mr. and Mrs. I.S. Lurie.

Mrs. Mary F. Smith who has been visiting her daughter, Mrs. F.G. Gray for the past 3 months, left Saturday for Samson , Ala.
I.A. Steele’s invalid sister is visiting him this week.
There will be an all day sing at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Harry.
Will Cutts of Sardis will preach here Sunday morning.
Joseph L. Steele of Blackman spent Saturday night with his sister, Mrs. I.A. Steele.
Mr. and Mrs. P.C. Gipson of Laurel Hill were visiting Mr. and Mrs. T.J. Whitehurst Sunday.

9 May 1912-

d.  Last Saturday morning Oscar Bundrick shot and killed W.E. Warthen on the highway about one and one half miles west of Andalusia . Each man had a shotgun and Bundrick fired one shot. No one heard Warthern fire a shot. Death occurred instantly. Brundrick came to Andalusia and surrendered to Sheriff Livings. Brundrick was a married man about 35 years old. Warthen was about 58 years old and leaves several children. Funeral occurred Sunday.- Andalusia Star.

Methodist meeting at the Methodist Church the third Sunday morning May 19th.
The pastor Rev. D. Haskew will be assisted by Dr. M.H. Holt of the first church of Pensacola .
Greenville Ala. - May 5.- John Thagard, one of Butler County ’s largest planters has decreased his cotton acreage this year by fifty percent.

 Andalusia Masons:
Andalusia , Ala. , May 2- At a call conclave of Andalusia Commandery No. 24, Knights Templar, assembled in the Masonic hall today, arrangements having been made by Grand rector Geo. A. Beauchamp of Montgomery. The following applicants received degrees:
Rev. Wiley Martin of Andalusia , Rev. Jas. A. Brooks of Samson, Dr. Eugene G. Malone of Samson, Wilborn T. McRae of Samson, Asa Holloway of Samson, J.G. Page of Samson, John W. Draughan of Geneva, C.C. Brock of Samson, Henry J. Ellis of Samson, Henry A. Hughes of Florala, Sam M. Baggett of Falco, Sam H. Brock of Elba, W. O. Vaughn of Elba, Dr. Henry Bradley of Elba, J.S. Windham of Elba, John A. Garrett of Geneva, M.S. Carlise of Elba, and Henry J. Ellis of Samson.

J.A. Jones of Andalusia is here this week.
J.D. Henderson of Sanford was here Monday.
T.M. McLendon of Andalusia was in Florala.
Back Tax collector, J.N. Barron has been circulating among the boys in reference to taxes and licenses.

Mrs. and Mrs. P.J. Steels, Mr. and Mrs. E.J. Waddell and F.G. Gray spent Sunday with Mr. Ed Hurston.
J.A. Steele and S.A. Smith visited Svea Sunday.
Mrs. Ed Hurston and Miss Callie Culpepper spent Monday evening with Misses Kave and Lola Gray.
Wallace Metcalf and holly Godwin visited friends and relatives at Hartford Saturday and Sunday.
Miss Effie Grimes spent Sunday with homefolks.
Mrs. Holly Godwin spent Saturday with her sister, Mrs. Bud Metcalf.
There will be a singing at J.W. Harry’s next Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. G.W. Busbee and children spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. I.A. Steele.

Eufaula Ala.- May 4- J.P. Hill, a druggist, sold a cow, which he owned for 3 years to Lee Shealley. Mr. Shealley butchered the cow to find an assortment of wire and nails in her inside workings. A wire over 8” long pierced the cow’s liver while in her stomach, was found over three quarts nails!

 16 May 1912-

m.  Mr. James B. Cravey and Miss Allene Davis were married Thursday evening at 7 O’clock at the home of the Bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. T.A. Davis.  Mr. Robert McGehee was best man and Miss Katherine Davis as Bridesmaid. Little Miss Leonra Davis, Cousin of the bride, was ring bearer. Mrs. Payton S. Mathis was Matron Of Honor. Rev. W. Demery, Mrs. Marshal Davis sang “Oh Promise Me” accompied by Mr. A.W. Muk on the piano. Punch and wine were served by Miss Katherine Lane , Agnes Bailey and Rosa Warner. They will make their home in Troy , Ala.

Tuesday evening a party took a stroll through Lockhart mill: Misses ray, Faucett and Mckown chaperones; Marguritte McRae, Emma Clements, Blanche Clements, Susue Clements, Jessie Ray, Estelle Stokes, Juanita Strickland, Ethel McLeod and Miss Crawford.  Messrs Tom Fancher, Marvin Wardsworth, Leo Davis, Ned Lee, Walter Warren, P.M. Faucett and R.K. Council.

Sam Sellers and family are visiting Opp.
J.J. Boles has been sick.
D.T. Williamson is spending today at Milton , Fla.
Sam P. Jones visited relatives at red Level this week.
J.H. Burgess and wife were visitors at Graceville , Fla.
E.M. Sessions of Bonifay , Fla. was in Florala this week.
J.M. Smith and wife of Andalusia spent several days in Florala.
A.M. McLendon went to Defuniak Springs on legal business.
Miss Cora Kendrick returned from Noma, Fla. , where she was visiting relatives.
D.A. McArtan of Andalusia passed through Florala this morning on his way to Milton Fla.
Mrs. Mary Tallhelm and daughter, Miss Ada, of Edenburg , Va. , are visitors at the home of Owen F. Lee.
Rev. W.F. Clements has been seriously ill.
Mts. John Helms returned from Wausau , Fla. , where she visited her brother, Dr. H.B. Brunson.
Little Miss Reba Miller is having a birthday party today.
W.E. Urquhart is in Birmingham this week.

Miss Maud Faucett of Efland , N.C. , Mr. Pelham Faucett’s sister, is the quest of Mrs. W.C. McLauchlin.

J.T. Lee of Orlando , Fla. , has moved to Florala and will occupy Elliot Miller’s house in east Florala present.
Mrs. Jas. W. Griffin of Columbia , Ala. , was in Florala Monday, enroute to Milligan , Fla. , where she goes to visit relatives.

Mrs. F.G. Gray and children returned last week after a visit with relatives in Geneva county.
Mr. and Mrs. Will Marsh visited Mrs. March’s parents at Lockhart Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Bud Metcalf spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Bluford Godwin.
C.G. and Mrs. J.W. Hurston of Laurel hill spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Ed Hurston.

23 May 1912-

d. City Marshal Joseph Aplin and Charley Wilks both died in Andalusia on Monday afternoon, May 21st 1912 in a deadly duel with revolvers. (see full story)

 d. Yesterday a Negro passing by noticed buzzards ahead of the road. Upon investigation he was horrified to find the decomposed body of Mr. Norman M. McDonald, an aged citizen of Eucheanne, who was last seen alive May 2nd. Mr. McDonald had left him home to go to Argyle. He was a well known visitor so there was no need for alarm when he did not return. He was a Confederate Veteran, He was the father of 5 children, two sons and three daughters, one of whom, Mrs. Walter Helms, lives at Dothan , Ala.- Defuniak Herald.

d.  Mrs. J.B. Jones of near Andalusia came down Monday and in the company of her sister,  Mrs. E.L. Adams left for Defuniak where they were called by serious illness of their brother, Mr. Thomas Miller.   Later- Griffin Miller received a message that his brother died Tuesday. He left on the evening train for Defuniak.

m.  Miss Eva Wall of this city, a teacher in Ozark city school, was quietly married to Mr. Garner of Ozark , Ala. Last Sunday.

Deadly Shooting- Star
City marshal Joseph Aplin and Charley Wilks engaged in a deadly duel with revolvers at Andalusia at 7:30 o’clock Monday evening. The shooting occurred in the mercantile establishment of Ed Wilks, a brother. Edward Wilks was at home the fateful jour. The store was dimly lit and Charley Wilks was in an enclosure at the safe, near the rear of the building. City Marshal Aplin entered the store believing that Charley Wilks had fired a shot from his revolver on Court Square, a few minutes previous. A few words passed between Wilkes & Aplin and the shooting commenced. Only one man witnessed the tragedy. He said that Aplin fired the first shot. Before his death Mr. Aplin said that Wilks fired the first shot. Mr. Wilks was hit 4 times and died instantly. The body was removed to the Wilks home on South Three notch Street. Mr. Aplin received one shot in the abdomen; he walked out of the store to a barbershop then a drugstore. Later he was carried to his house where 3 or 4 Doctor’s worked to save his life, but at 10:30 o’clock he was dead. On Tuesday Wilks was carried to Petrey for burial. The same day the  body of Joseph Aplin was interred in Andalusia Cemetery with Masonic honors. Mr. Wilks was an unmarried man about 22 years of age. He is survived by three sisters and four brothers. Mr. Aplin is survived by wife and two children.

Mrs. Will Brawner is visiting in Mobile .
Rev. B.C. Glenn of Andalusia will preach commencement sermon for the Florala City School next Sunday.
J.H. Williams of Andalusia was in Florala yesterday.
J.A. Betha was a business visitor at the county seat on Monday.
Walter Warren and Jesse Vaughn were at Pensacola Sunday.
Dr. G.O. Spears and wife of Baker, Fla. , are visiting relatives here.
Messrs. J.O. Walker and J. K. Rogers of Pensacola spent Sunday ion Florala.
Miss Bertha Barnes of Andalusia , Route 7, is visiting at the home of Miller griffin.
Mrs. J.D. Cook left Wednesday fro Enterprise to visit her daughter, Mrs. Y. M. Gibson.
J.H. Busbee, T.A. Goodwin and J.T Manning attended the funeral of Joseph H. Aplin at Andalusia Tuesday.
Uncle Amon Miller near Chapel Hill has a serious illness.

The Missionary Society met with Mrs. E.W. Hoyle on last Friday. Devotional service was conducted by Rev. D.W. Haskew, after which, Mrs. McRae, president took the meeting. Mrs. J.J. Bell, the representative gave a report.

In honor of Miss Smith of Atlanta , a boat party, with Mrs. H.L. Scott as chaperone was highly enjoyed by these people at Huen’s Wharf: Misses Kate and Vivian Parker, Jesse Prestwood, Beulah Manning, Emma Clements, Ethel McLeod, Margarette Ray and Miss Smith. Messrs. H.G. McDaniel, J.H. Ludlore, R.K. Council, P.M. Faucett, D.W. Quillin, W. J. Warren, E.N. Clark, and J.D. Beverly.


Mrs. Horace Edwards and children are visiting Mrs. Edwards brother, Ed Hurston this week.
Bud Metcalf went to Hartford to have his leg treated.
Miss Polly Cammon of Lockhart visited her sister, Mrs. Will Marsh Saturday.
Cortez and Attie Lee Campbelle spent Saturday night with their grandfather, I.A. Steele.

We, the undersigned merchants in the city of Florala hereby agree that during the months of June, July, Aug 1912, we will close at six o’clock P.M. provided this agreement shall not apply to Saturdays and  not the 24th of June:
I. S. Lurie, W.W. Taylor, D.F. McDougald, Central Hardware Co., J.E. Flourney, Florala Hardware Co., C.C. Beasley, J. R. Shepherd, Florala Jewelry store,  Florala Tailoring Co., F. Turnquist, McDaniel Tailoring Co., Jno. T. Echols & Son, M. Lurie, Florala Furniture Co., D.I.B. Adkinson, W. H. Arnold, Brunson-Parker Hardware Co., Lamar Britton Mercantile Co.   Florala , Ala. May 17, 1912.

 30 May 1912-

 m. Mr. Henry D. Garner and Miss Eva Wall were married at the home of Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Sessions on Daleville St . The ceremony was performed by Rev. C.S. Talley.
Mrs. Garner is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Wall of Florala and was reared in Ozark- Ozark Tribune.

d. The mother of Dr. O.O. Enzor of Baker, Fla. , who is well known in Florala, having married a daughter of J.A. Givens of Laurel Hill died At LaPine Ala. , on the 27th inst. Dr. Enzor passed through Florala enroute to the burial.

 Aubrey Skipper, son of Mr. and Mrs. M. M. Skipper, of this place, were arrested in Opp, the former home of his wife, on two warrants charging arson and embezzlement. He was taken to Geneva and placed in jail. The arson charge grew out of the burning of the Bellwood Depot last week, after an investigation by railroad detectives, and it is charged that it was committed in an effort to cover up evidence of his alleged embezzlement- Samson Ledger.

Dr. O.O. Enzor of Baker Fla. , lost his Hudson   Roadster by fire between Florala and Laurel Hill.
Mrs. E. S. Sheehan returned last Monday from Enterprise .
T.M. Campbell has charge of the weather instruments at Andalusia .
Mrs. J.H. Mozley and Daughter, Mrs. L.L. Moore and Grace are visiting Mrs. Mozley’s mother in Headland.
T.H. Edney has returned from Defuniak.
Miss Maggie Peterson has returned here from college to work.
Graham Echols has returned from University.
L.C. Taylor of Andalusia was in Florala Wednesday.
Ned Lee and Hosey Meyers visited Pensacola Sunday.
Gerald Balkum is with his friends in Florala this week.
Miss Katie Lee Wynn returned last week from school at DeFuniak.
Miss Myrtle Rodwell of Lakewood , Fla. , has returned from Defuniak.
Grady Farmer and James Mozley were at Opp and Elba this week.
Miss Belle Roberts has returned from a delightful visit to Milton , Fla.
W.H. Page of Hampton Springs , Fla. , is spending this week with his brother, D.B. Page.

A.E. Angel, C.G. Hurston, J.A. Steele, J.M. Summerlin, and Luther Franklin of Laurel Hill visited here Monday.
Misses Kava and Lola Gray and E.D. Gray attended an ice cream supper at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Geo Perkins in Clear Springs settlement.
Mrs. Chas. Batson of Oak Grove spent last week here with her sister, Mrs. Ed Hurston.  Charlie  Metcalf fell from a wagon and broke his arm.
Miss Ada Metcalf spent Saturday night with her uncle, Holly Godwin.

                                                                End Jan- May 1912 Transcription- Florala News