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Articles were photographed by Donna Warlick and typed by Eunice Herren. Where the full names of people are known,
they have been added in parentheses by Angela Cassidy.
|Important Change In E. B. Shelfer Company
The E. B. Shelfer company, established by Mr. E. B. Shelfer in 1892 and one of the oldest and best established business enterprises in Gadsden county, with a record of 26 years of fair and honorable dealing with the public, will undergo a change on February 1.
Mr. Chas. C. Guy, who for years has been connected with the mercantile industry in Quincy and regarded as one of the most astute business men in the city, has bought an interest in the E. B. Shelfer company and after the first of the month will be actively connected with the business. He will have charge of the dry goods and ladies' ready to wear department.
The store will be remodeled throughout and some lines that(rest missing).
|Tribute To The Memory of The Late Mrs. Hand
We are told that death loves a shining mark. This had its verification in the home going of Mrs. J. H. Hand, of Blakely, Ga., who was laid to rest in the quiet cemetery at Quincy Sunday afternoon, surrounded by a great concourse of relatives and friends. Thus ended a beautiful life made radiant by every Christian virtue, blessing the world through the various organizations with which she was connnected, viz: The Methodist church, the D. A. R., the U. D. C., Eastern Star and King's Daughters; also two Literary Societies.
The wonderful hold she had on the people of her home town was shown by the presence of so many from that place at her burial, as well as the many beautiful floral offerings which contributed a pyramid of flowers over her last resting place.
She will be sadly missed, not only by her Blakely friends, the many organizations to which she belonged, her two sisters, Mrs. Nicholson and Mrs. W. B. Murnoe, but most of all by her grief stricken husband, Dr. Hand, with whom she walked twenty beautiful years, cheering him in the outgoing and incoming of his professional life. She made their home a type of Heaven, Oh; the utter desolations of that home; but Heaven is brighter, because of her presence there. The Angel of her influence lingers and, like the glad sunlight, will beautify and uplift everything with which she came in contact during her early life. She has vanished from our view, but some day we shall see her again where death comes not and sorrow has no home.
|Local and Personal (from a Quincy perspective)
Prof. J. W. Pittman of Wetumpka was a visitor to Quincy Monday.
Mrs. C. R. Shaw and young son, Oglesby, are guests of relatives in Quitman, Ga.
Don't buy lands without having title investigated. Greer & Williams. adv tf
T. N. Darsey and Mr. Perkins of Concord were business visitors in Quincy Monday.
When you have hauling to be done telephone 100, Sowell & Lindsey. adv
Miss Eula Bell, who is a student at Wesleyan College, Macon, Ga., is spending several days at home.
Mises Mattiette Davis and Katherine Ball, who are teaching in Marianna, were week-end guests of Miss Davis' parents.
Persons having transferring to be done or who want taxicabs will find me at the Quincy Hotel, room 67. Or phone stable, No 117. Hardy Cox 1-10-4t
Herschel Munroe, who is taking a course at a college of pharmacy in Atlanta, came home Sunday for the funeral of his aunt, Mrs. J. H. Hand.
"The Barrier" will be shown at the Empire Feb. 7 and 8.
Mr. and Mrs. George W. Hinsey are the proud parents of a handsome boy baby who arrived at their home last Saturday.
Want to buy dressed hogs, good country hay, shelled and ear corn. Phone 147, Julian Howard. 1-17-4t adv
Draying promptly and carefully done by Sowell & Lindsey, successors to Hadley Smtih Telephone 100. adv
T. N. Fletcher, a well known planter of the Juniper section, was in Quincy Saturday making purchases for his plantation.
Men's automobile gloves for $1.50 at the Farmer's Co-operative Store. Similar savings in other articles. adv
Miss Mary Abrams has returned to Tallahassee after a visit with her sister, Mrs. M. Faulk at the Hotel Quincy.
"The Barrier," the greatest production of the famous author, Rex Beach, will be shown at the Empire Feb. 7 and 8.
Want to buy dressed hogs, good country hay, shelled and ear corn. Phone 147, Julian Howard. 1-17-4t adv
W. H. Havron and two daughters, of McMinville, Tenn., are guests of Mr. Havron's sister, Mrs. T. A. Morgan, at Mt. Pleasant.
Boarders Wanted--by Mrs. Nora Selph, at house recently occupied by J. B. Bell, phone 261. Board reasonable. 1-24-2t pd.
M. Lazarus has bought the Southall house.
Jacob Wells has returned from a business trip to New York.
Mrs. Carl Gunter will leave Friday for a visit in Macon and Atlanta.
Mrs. W. H. Ide entertained the Auction Club this afternoon at her hospitable home.
C. R. Shaw and children are boarding at the Quincy Hotel during Mrs. Shaw's absence.
Mrs. Ottinger, who has been visiting friends in Bainbridge, has returned to Quincy.
Don't miss that great photo play, "The Barrier," at the Empire, Feb. 7 and 8.
Mrs. A. T. Hearin will entertain tomorrow afternoon, honoring her guest, Mrs. Bass of Charlotte, N. C.
Mrs. M. N. Drew, of Madison, was the guest of her brother, T. C. Vann, at the Hotel Quincy several days this week.
Mrs. J. P. McCall returned to Madison yesterday, after a pleasant visit in the city, the guest of her daughter, Mrs. T. C. Vann.
T. J. Edwards, of Chattahoochee, was in Quincy yesterday on business, and while here became a member of the Times Five Dollar Club.
Mrs. Julian Howard entertained the Luncheon Club yesterday. Covers were laid for seven. Mrs. Howard's mother, Mrs. Burwell, was a pleasant addition to the congenial party.
Miss Pansy White, who attends the high school here, went to Jacksonville last week to attend the funeral of her uncle. She has returned and resumed her school work.
A marriage of unusual interest took place Friday morning at 11 o'clock, when Mr. J. L. McFarlin, Jr., of Quincy and Miss Louise Liddon of Marianna, were united in marriage. The ceremony was performed at the parsonage by the Rev. Dr. McNeil, pastor of the first Methodist church, of Marianna. Mr. Jack Scarborough of this city, and Miss Ruth Stapleton, an intimate friend of the bride, were the only attendants.
Only the immediate families of the young couple knew of their intention and it came as a complete surprise to their many friends who are showering them with good wishes. They left at once for this city, where they had dinner with Mr. McFarlin's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. L. McFarlin, Sr. In the afternoon they left in their car for Atlanta and other points on their bridal trip.
This marriage unites two of the best known and most influential families in the state.
The bride is the daughter of C. C. Liddon, a prominent merchant of Marianna. She is a recent graduate of Brenau college and is a most charming young lady who has many friends in Florida and Georgia who will be interested to know of her marriage.
Mr. McFarlin was reared in Quincy and is a promising young business man of the city. He is affiliated in business with his father in the Effangee Tobacco Co.
|Mrs. Howard Entertains
Mrs. Julian Howard entertained at cards Saturday afternoon from 3 to 5 o'clock, honoring her mother, Mrs. Blair Burwell, of Jacksonville, and Mrs. Vincent Brewer of Hartford, Conn.
Five tables of players enjoyed the game of bridge. A set of small glasses was given at each table to the player making high score and to the honorees. The prize winners were Mesdames T. C. Vann, Mrs. Jacob Weil, Mrs. R. K. Shaw, Mrs. R. L. Sweger and Mrs. Norman Jordan.
After the game a dainty luncheon was served on the card tables.
The other players were: Mesdames C. R. Shaw, Frank Lloyd, W. H. Ide, J. P. McCall, of Madison, C. S. Curtis, R. L. Munroe, A. T. Hearin, J. Davidson, A. L. Hinson, R. J. Love, J. H. Trump and Miss Annette Munroe.
Miss Carrie Wende spent the week-end with her mother at Hinson.
Judge Chewning, John Perkins and Arthur Peavy are putting in respectively several acreas of shade tobacco.
Tom Darsey made a business trip to Cairo Saturday.
Miss Myrtice Atkinson and Miss Hattie Inman visited friends in Havana Saturday and Sunday.
Miss Pearl Walsh, who is attending the Woman's College at Tallahassee, came home for a week-end visit with her parents.
The community was grieved to hear of the death of Mr. Homer Butler at his home Saturday. He was laid to rest at the family burying gound Sunday aftrenoon. The large attendance at the funeral attested the friendship and respect of the community. He leaves a wife and several small children.
It is rumored that work will soon begin on the new school building for Concord. It is reported that the present site is the place where the new building will be located. This building will cost from three to four thousand dollars.
Supt. Chas. H. Gray has been in Concord several days in attendance at the bedside of his father, who is critically ill.
Mrs. Connell, her many friends are glad to hear, is convalescing.
Carroll Elkin came over Saturday from Cairo, Ga., to visit his parents at Concord.
Several persons have made contracts with the government to plant castor beans, both for profit and patriotism.
Rev. and Mrs. W. A. Fisher of Chattahoochee were guests of Rev. and Mrs. Paul Fletcher last week.
Miss Farris Davis returned to Quincy Sunday, after spending several here, as principal of our school.
The services of Miss Frankie Langston, of Chipley have been secured for the remainder of the term, and she arrived Sunday to assume charge of the school Monday.
E. B. Fletcher and daughter, Miss Clara, were business visitors to Quincy Tuesday.
We are having some very foggy weather along about now.
W. R. Craven and wife were visitors at Hammock creek Saturday and Sunday.
H. D. Todd has moved to the Strange plantation, where he expects to farm.
M. M. Strouder and R. Knowles are at work building two houses for Mr. Edgleton on the Shepard place.
|Card of Thanks
We take this method of thanking our relatives and friends for their kind and faithful assistance during the illness and death of our beloved husband, father and brother. May God's blessings rest upon each one of you. Mrs. W. H. Butler and family.
|Court House Telephones
Telephones have been installed in the various offices in the court house and the hall telephone has been taken out. The numbers of the new 'phones are as follows:
County Clerk's office, 138; Sheriff's office, 72; Supt. Public Instruction, 234; County Judge's office, 140; Tax Collector's office, 297.
In calling the court house patrons are requested to call by number.
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