Excerpted from the Gadsden County Times Newspaper, Quincy.
Articles were photographed and edited by Angela Cassidy, typed by Dana Bell
|Local and Personal (this column was about Quincy people unless otherwise stated)
Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Moody and child are visiting Mrs. Moody?s parents? at Pelham, Ga.
I. M. Smith, one of the well known citizens of Juniper, was in Quincy on business Friday.
H. N. Smith, one of the prominent farmers living on R. F. D. No. 2 was a visitor to Quincy Friday.
N. E. Freeman, for some month?s pharmacist at the F. P. May Drug Company, left yesterday for his home in Leary, Ga.
B. M. Elders and family of Blakely, Ga., are here on a visit to Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Hamrick. They may make Quincy their permanent home.
Albert Gregory, who for some time has been deliveryman for the Quincy Coca-Cola company, has accepted a similar position with the Lime-Cola company.
J. C. Jessup, proprietor of the Rexall Store, has purchased the Ellis building formerly occupied by H. W. Jones, and when the present lease on the building expires in a year hence, will move his store to the new location.
C. H. LaCrosse, professor of agriculture in the Smith-Hughes Agricultural School at Greensboro, spent several hours in the city Monday. In company with M. N. Smith, county agricultural agent, he went to Havana, where the farmers meeting was to be held.
The friends in Quincy of C. D. Clark were glad to welcome him to the city Saturday. Mr. Clark lives in the Juniper neighborhood and keeps informed on current events and local happenings by reading the ?Times?. If the merchants of Quincy want to reach the Clarks of the county they can do it by advertising in the paper they all read.
Mrs. Jacob Weil will accompany her sister, Mrs. Cohn, to New York, Friday where she will spend two weeks.
Mrs. Norman Jordan is entertaining at bridge this afternoon honoring out-of-town visitors.
Chas. Ward left Monday for Dawson, Ga., upon receiving work that his mother was ill.
Among the many visitors to Quincy Saturday were Alex Davis and Harry Rogers, of River Junction.
R. L. Turner, rural school inspector, was here Tuesday on a visit to the Smith-Hughes Agricultural School at Greensboro.
Miss Annie Darsey, student at the F. S. C. W., came over Friday and spent the week-end with her aunt, Mrs. C. H. (Gertrude Darsey) Gray.
Miss Leila Boring, accompanied by two friends from the Woman's College spent from Friday until Monday with her relatives in Quincy.
Miss Violet Horn, of Blountstown, a student at the Woman's college, spent Sunday and Monday with Mr. and Mrs. Mike Horne.
Prof. J. W. Pittman was in Quincy Tuesday. He had just returned from Tallahassee, where he says he spent a short time clipping Liberty Bond coupons and visiting relatives.
Rev. W. A. Burns has returned from South Florida after an absence of ten days attending the Baptist convention in Tampa and visiting friends and relatives in Dade City.
Misses Clifford Humphrey was accompanied home Friday by Miss Josephine Davis and Miss Myrtle McDavid. The young ladies are students at the Woman?s College in Tallahassee.
At the meeting of the Children's Home Society of Florida in Jacksonville a few days ago, for the annual election of officers, Judge E. C. Love, of this city, was chosen as one of the new directors of this big state charity.
Judge Paul Thomson of this city, who attended the meeting of the Masonic Grand Lodge in Jacksonville last week, was elected by that body as deputy district grand master for this, the Seventh District.
Tunis Johnson, of the G. J. Johnson Cigar Company of Grand Rapids, was in Quincy last week. His company is a large user of Florida tobacco and he keeps informed on conditions in Gadsden county by reading the "Times". While here Mr. Johnson was a guest of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Weil.
R. M. Saunders, recently discharged from Camp Sheridan at Montgomery spent several days this week in Quincy as guest of his uncle, Sheriff G. S. Gregory. Mr. Saunders was reared in this county but for the past twelve years has been in Nevada and California. He enlisted in the engineering corps ten months ago and after being stationed for a short time in a California camp was sent to the camp at Montgomery.
Among the delightful social events given complimenting Mrs. A. Cohn and Mrs. Caldwell Haynes, was a bridge party Monday afternoon by Mrs. I. G. Gardner, at her home on Jefferson street. Three tables of players enjoyed the game. Mrs. Chas. Curtis making high score received the prize, a bottle of Mary Garden toilet water. Pretty souvenirs of the afternoon were given the honorees.
J. S. Shaw returned home the latter part of last week after a short stay in Jacksonville.
J. M. Bevis, the big, mild-mannered planter of R. F. D. No. 1, was in town Saturday doing some buying and mingling with friends.
Miss Lillie Bruce had as her guest at the home of her parents near town for the week-end her school friend, Miss Ruth Hurst. Both young ladies attend college at Tallahassee.
Joshua and M. S. Clark, of near Greensboro, were attending to business here last Saturday. They added their names to the long list of Clarks who are constant and consistent readers of the "Times".
Dr. J. W. Edge is now spending a part of his time in Tallahassee, as he has extended his practice to make Quincy headquarters, however, and will continue to practice here.
The evening bridge club was delightfully entertained Tuesday evening by Mrs. Arthur Corry and Miss Celia McFarlin at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Corry. The ladies prize, a bridge set, was won by Miss Helen May. John McFarlin, Jr., won the gentlemen?s prize.
Albert Sims, a Gadsden county boy who enlisted from Chattahoochee, has been decorated by the French government with the much-coveted ?Cross of War,? along with a number of other American soldiers, as appears be a statement of the list sent out by the War Department at Washington yesterday.
Mrs. Julian Howard entertained at bridge yesterday afternoon honoring Mrs. A. Cohn, of London, and Mrs. Caldwell Haynes, of Jacksonville. Four tables of players enjoyed Mrs. Howard?s hospitality. The prizes for highest score were bonbon dishes. The prize winners were Mrs. Haynes, Mrs. Cohn, Mrs. J. L. Davidson, Mrs. Jack Davidson and Mrs. Norman Jordan.
Rev. and Mrs. Herbert Love are here on a visit to Rev. Love?s brother Judge E. C. Love, and other relatives. Rev. Love gave up his church in Grayson, Ky., some time ago and after spending some time at Montreat, N. C. attended the Moody Bible School in Chicago during the summer and engaged for a short time in missionary work in that city, until ill health forced him to take a rest.
George Tampas and Tom Skandalis, part owners of the B. & B. Café have sold their interests to Charlie Couchas and A. Pallas of Lake City, who will arrive this week. Mr. Tampas, accompanied by Angelo Tampas, will go to Gainesville, where he has bought a restaurant, and Mr. Skandalis will engage in the restaurant business in Lake City. Charlie Bonelles still retains his interest in the local café.
Mrs. W. H. Gregory was hostess to the bridge club, of which she is a member, Wednesday afternoon. After several interesting rubbers the scores were counted. Mrs. Jay Hearin scoring high received a pair of white silk hose. Mrs. Gregory?s guests were: Mrs. L. M. Lindsey, Mrs. Jay Hearin, Mrs. J. C. Jessup, Mrs. Aruthur Corry, Mrs. Arthur Watson, Mrs. Charles Conboy, Miss Alice Corry, Miss Doris Walden, Miss Helen May and Miss Celia McFarlin.
Invitations are being received by friends of the families from Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Fariss Mayton, of Hinson, to the marriage of their daughter, Robbie Ethel, to Mr. James Edwards Landers. The marriage will take place at the home of the bride?s parents Thursday evening, February 6, at 6:30 o?clock.
|HAVING A NICE TIME IN GERMANY
The following letter is one received by Mrs. L. E. Butler from her son Leonard, who is somewhere in Germany:
Dec. 28, 1918
Dear Mother and all:
I have received a good many of your letters at last and was so glad to get them. I also received the letter you wrote to Lieutenant Croft. I hope all are well at home. I am getting along fine.
Well, we are in Germany now. We have been hiking about a month, so you see we came in with a little sore feet. But we have got to the stopping place now, and all the boys have got rooms to stay in and beds, so you see we are fixed up very good. Last night was the first time I had slept on a bed in a long time. There are just two of us boys staying in this house-the other bugler and myself, and he can speak German, so you see we get along fine. There are but four in the family we are in the house with-an old man, his son and two daughters. The people are so nice to us. I am now sitting by the stove in the kitchen writing, and the girls are fixing dinner. When I want to say anything I have to get my partner to talk for me, but I am learning to speak a few words. What do you think? There has been snow on the ground here for days, and it is still snowing. You know it is a sight to me to see so much snow. I will have to be on guard tonight, will have to blow a call at 9:30, one at 9:45 and one at 10 o?clock, and a call at 6 o?clock in the morning, so you can see me standing in the snow blowing the calls. It sure is lots of fun to me to see so much snow. I have been sleigh riding and enjoyed it. Well, I don?t know when we will to back to the States. Some say we will be over here three or four months, but you can?t ever tell. I hope it will not be long. I have received some of the Quincy papers you sent me and was so glad to get the news from home. I have had a letter from Joe Lain and one from Ernest Mahaffey; was glad to hear from both of them. No, I never see any of the boys from home. I was so sorry to hear of Marion Peritt?s and C. W. Laing?s death. Well, I guess Robert Butler and Clarence Shelfer to over too late to be in the fight. We had a good Christmas dinner and all enjoyed it. Well, I guess I will have to stop for this time. Now write to me as often as you can, and give my best regards to all.
Love to you all.
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