Excerpted from the Gadsden County Times newspaper, Quincy.
Articles were photographed by Donna Warlick and typed by Angela Cassidy.
Charlie Johnson and family of River Junction were the guests of Miss Minnie Johnson Sunday afternoon.
Laurie Bevis and Miss Virginia Thomas of Quincy were visiting friends here on Sunday afternoon.
G. H. Shepard had the misfortune to get his foot burnt and was home on Wednesday, but returned to his work on Thursday.
Jim Evans, Jr. was visiting his parents here on Sunday.
Miss Mildred McCall spent a few days at River Junction last week with her aunt, Mrs. Casey Jones.
Mrs. J. O. Holman of Quincy is spending a while with her daughter, Mrs. L. K. Holman.
We are glad to hear that Miss Mary Grubb is doing nicely, after her operation last Monday.
Quite a few from Quincy attended the oyster supper here Friday evening.
We were sorry to hear of the death of C. V. Pinson, Sr., at Quincy on last Saturday.
Mae Shepard spent Tuesday night of last week with her cousin, Mrs. Pierce McDonald, or Greensboro.
Miss Myrtle Bevis of Quincy was the guest of Mae Shepard Friday night.
Clarence Evans, Messrs. Wells and Campbell spent the week-end at Panama City.
Miss Abbie Logan and Miss Irma Bevis with Larence Evans motored to Faceville, Ga., Saturday afternoon.
Ray Bevis and family of Quincy took supper with his father, C. F. Bevis, Friday evening.
James Nicholson and family of Hardaway were visiting at Mrs. J. T. Evans on Sunday afternoon.
Steve McPhaul of St. Joe and Misses Sadie Hubbard and Irma Bevis motored to River Junction Sunday afternoon.
J. Q. Williams of Quincy attended the funeral of Mrs. Maria Johnson Monday morning.
Mr. and Mrs. Ray Bevis of Quincy were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Evans and family Sunday afternoon.
Mrs. C. G. Booth and children, Eunice and Edith, are visiting her parents at Monticello.
Supt. (of Public Instruction) C. H. (Charlie) Gray and State Rural Inspector R. L. Turner were visiting our school Tuesday morning.
Mrs. Carles A. Gramblin of Marianna came Monday afternoon to spend a few days with her mother and sister, Mrs. William Johnson and Miss Minnie Johnson.
Quite a number of Chattahoochee friends attended the funeral of Mrs. Myra Johnson.
J. H. Campbell spent Saturday and Sunday here with his family.
Miss Catherine Davis, of Jacksonville, arrived Saturday for a brief visit to her mother, Mrs. H. A. Davis. Her loved ones and friends were delighted to see her again and to know she is doing well in the city, being employed in an insurance office. She returned Sunday night.
The Greensboro Woman's Club held a good meeting last Thursday afternoon. R. L. Sweger was a business visitor in our town Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. P. D. Clark ad Miss Valda Shelfer attended church services at Gretna Sunday evening.
Much interest is being taken in the ladies' prayer meeting each Monday afternoon, which is being conducted by Mrs. R. F. Kersey.
W. M. Inman and S. M. Brown went to Sopchoppy Friday to attend the funeral of little "Bobby" Strickland, who passed away Thursday.
A splendid congregation was present Sunday morning to hear Rev. A. N. Sanders of Thomasville, Ga., who preached at the Baptist church. His subject, "Burden-bearing" was quite interesting.
Mrs. R. L. Green and won, Winton, and Miss Jessie Brewer were business visitors to Quincy Friday afternoon. They were accompanied by Misses Valda and Lillian Shelfer and Iva Dell McCoy, who spent the week-end over there with friends.
Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Green entertained Rev. A. N. Sanders at dinner Sunday.
Little Margaret Gardner has about recovered from the injury she sustained at a ball game here last week and returned to school Monday.
Prof. Wilson and his debating team returned Sunday night from Gainesville. More coverage of the debate is given elsewhere in this issue.
Everyone is invited and urged to attend Sunday school at one of the churches. J. H. Campbell is the new superintendent at the Baptist Sunday school and will be glad to welcome you there.
Mrs. Neely of Drifton arrived here Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. I. B. Blount for a week's visit.
Rev. F. M. Wells and daughter Miss Daisy, left Saturday for Aaran (Arran in Wakulla Co.) to visit Rev. C. F. Wells and family a few days.
Miss Lylie Richards returned home Sunday afternoon from Boston, Ga., where she had been spending a number of weeks.
Friday, March 20, was Rev. F. M. Wells' seventy-eighth birthday. Mrs. S. F. blount baked a nice cake. For decoration on the cake were neatly arranged rose leaves, candy and "F. M. Wells' 78ty birthday, March 20, 1925."
Miss Virdie Blount, while riding home from school one afternoon last week, accidentally fell from the truck she was riding on, but was not seriously hurt.
Providence W. M. S. met at home of Miss Daisy Wells Friday afternoon. There were eighteen present and four new members. An interesting program on Home Mission Opportunities was rendered. Next meeting April 24, will be at the home of Mrs. Lovie Edwards. A social hour was enjoyed. It being Rev. Wells' birthday the society "showered" him with many nice presents.
Rev. A. N. Sanders of Thomasville, Ga., was with our church Sunday afternoon and preached an impressive sermon from Romans 5.
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Lewis of Tallahassee were guests Sunday of Mr. and Mrs. D. McN. (Duncan McNair) Humphrey.
J. A. Humphrey arrived home Saturday to spend a few days with his family here.
Rev. and Mrs. M. C. Taylor were shopping in Tallahassee Wednesday.
Mr. and Mrs. S. S. Bentley entertained at dinner Sunday W. M. McKeown, Miss Susie McKeown, Mrs. Hattie Hand and Miss Dollie Vickers.
Mr. and Mrs. Horace Bailey of Chattahoochee were the week-end guests of Mr. and Mrs. W. N. Bassett.
Misses Willie Johnson and Evelyn McDonald were the week-end guests of Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Harden.
A number from here attended services at Providence church Sunday afternoon.
Misses Ruth and Elizabeth Thompson were spend-the-day guests of Miss Sarah Griffin Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. D. N. Thompson were spend-the-day guests of Mrs. J. E. Thompson Sunday.
Rev. C. N. Sanders of Thomasville, Ga., delivered an interesting sermon Sunday night.
Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Young and family were the week-end guests of Mrs. H. J. Sullivan.
M. C. Taylor, Jr., of Lake Hurts, N.J., arrived Monday for a visit with his parents, Rev. and Mrs. M. C. Taylor.
Miss Kate Sullivan spent last week in Marianna as the guest of her sister, Mrs. C. F. Young.
John Sullivan of Marianna was the week-end guest of his mother, Mrs. H. J. Sullivan.
Mrs. D. N. Thompson was called to the bedside of her sister in Quitman, Ga., who is quite ill.
Mr. and Mrs. Claude Brown and two daughters, Misses Marie and Lillian, and Miss Thelma Fainck of Howard, Ga., spent a few days last week with Mrs. H. J. Sullivan and family.
|Notice of Impounding
Notice is hereby given that on March 23, 1925, the following animals, found running at large upon the streets of Quincy, were taken up and impounded, and the same will be sold at public outcry to the highest bidder for cash eight days from date hereof, unless the fees and expense of impounding said animals shall be paid by the owner of the same.
A good sized crowd faced Municipal Judge Davidson Monday in municipal court. About twenty traffic violators were discharged upon their statements that they didn't know they were violating the law.
The following persons fined were C. E. Jennings, disorderly conduct, $15; Wanza Johnson, disorderly conduct, $15 and costs or 30 days; Mayor Wesley, operating an auto without lights, $1; W. O. Grifin(?) disorderly conduct, $15.
|Mrs. Myra Johnson
Another one of God's children has been called home. On Sunday evening, March 22, 1925, at 10:20 the sweet soul of Mrs. Myra Hubbard Johnson took its flight to her heavenly home.
Mrs. Johnson was born in Gadsden county in October, 1844. In early life she was married to John Johnson of Gadsden county, who preceded her by a number of years. She was the mother of five children, three dying in early life. The surviving ones are Albert Johnson, of Mt. Pleasant, Mrs. B. F. Barnes, of Chattahoochee.
To know her was to love her. Always living "the Golden Rule," she was ever faithful to her home and her friends and a true and devoted mother. She will be greatly missed in the community.
Mrs. Johnson was the twin sister of Miss Amanda Hubbard, who preceded her to her heavenly home by a few short days. It seemed providential that they should leave so near together. They had spent practically all their life together.
Funeral services were held at Old Mt. Pleasant cemetery Monday afternoon conducted by Rev. H. W. Tyler, assisted by Rev. A. H. Hancock, of Chattahoochee. She was laid to rest beside her sister in the presence of a number of sorrowing relatives and friends. The floral offerings were numerous enough to cover the graves of both sisters.
We commend the sorrowing ones to "Him who doeth all things well." She cannot come back to us but we can go to her.
Besides a son and daughter she is survived by four sisters and one brother: Mrs. Wm. Johnson and Mrs. Elizabeth McPhaul, of Mt. Pleasant, Mrs. Jennie McPhaul of Lacoochee, and Mrs. Ann Roberson, or Orlando, and W. J. Hubbard, of Mt. Pleasant, besides a host of relatives and friends.
"There is a world above
|Quincy Society, Mrs. J. D. Archer, editor
Olivnit Lingerie. Mrs. W. B. Gossett, agent. advt
George D. Cowley of Pensacola was a business visitor here Friday.
It's Dress-Up Week at the Enterprise Theatre. 1t
Mrs. N. B. Jordan left last week for a visit with friends in South Florida
Mitchell Drew spent several days of last week in Madison as the guest of his mother, Mrs. M. N. Drew.
W. W. Wright left Wednesday for Jacksonville for a visit of a few days.
Mrs. Ed May returned to her home in Trenton Thursday, after spending a few days here with Mr. and mrs. Joe Wedeles.
Mrs. H. E. McDonald and Miss Elizabeth McCormack of Live Oak were the week-end guests of Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Sweger.
Mrs. W. V. Knott of River Junction spent Saturday afternoon here coming over to attend the musical tea given at the Woman's Club.
Mrs. J. J. Love and daughter, Mary Shaw, left Monday for Bennettsville, S. C., where they will visit her parents for several weeks.
Mr. and Mrs. J. L. McFarlin, Jr., and little daughter of Marianna were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. McFarlin, Sr., Sunday.
Friends of Mrs. G. W. Lamar will regret to learn of the illness of her son, Philip, who is ill with pneumonia at the Gadsden County Hospital.
Call 400 and get the inside dope on this Dress Up Week at the Enterprise Theatre. It's worth knowing about. 1t
Friends will be glad to know that Miss Mary Grubb is doing nicely, after an operation for appendicitis Monday at the Gadsden County Hospital.
Mrs. M. A. Love and guest, Mrs. A. E. Fraleigh, Mrs. R. K. Shaw and Miss Ettie Love motored to Bainbridge Wednesday and spent the afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Allen and Mrs. E. C. Quarterman motored to Tallahassee Wednesday and spent several hours there visiting friends and relatives.
L. A. Rocco leaves this week for St. Augustine, where he will play with the Palatka band at the Ponce de Leon celebration, which will be held next week.
Mrs. A. T. Hearin entertained a few friends Tuesday at a luncheon at the Step Up tea room, honoring Mrs. A. E. Fraleigh of Madison, who is here visiting Mrs. M. A. Love.
Miss Lilly Carmine of Atlanta, Ga., arrived Wednesday and will be the guest of her mother and sister, Mrs. N. J. Carmine and Mrs. F. S. Chamberlin, for a few days at the latter's home on King street.
Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Sweger and son left in their car Thursday for Gainesville, where they will attend a meeting of the State Press Association. From there they will go to Ft. Myers for a visit with relatives, returning home Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. M. A. Love and James Love motored to Madison today and will return home Friday. They were accompanied by Mrs. A. E. Fraleigh, who has been Mrs. Love's guest fo the past few days.
At the regular meeting of the Woman's Club, which will be held next Wednesday at the club house, officers will be elected for the coming year. Considerable interest has been manifest in this election and a large attendance is expected.
Jack Watson, who has been spending the winter in Miami, arrived in Quincy last week and is making a visit with his brother and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Watson, before returning to his home in Wisconsin.
W. J. Boynton of Havana was a business visitor here Friday.
Amos Davis of Ft. Lauderdale spent last week here on business.
Get in the Easter Parade at the expense of the Enterprise Theatre.
Wayne Locklin of River Junction spent Saturday here at the home of Mrs. W. H. Baur.
Mrs. Pierce Wood of Vilas is spending this week with her sister, Mrs. L. L. Willis.
Ira Reeves has returned home from a business trip of several days to Jacksonville.
Mrs. M. A. Love has as her house guest Mrs. A. E. Fraleigh of Madison.
Maxwell and Wilfred Strom motored to Inwood Thursday and spet the afternoon visiting friends.
Mrs. C. R. Shaw is on a visit to relatives in St. Petersburg and Orlando.
Mrs. Roy Shepard and Mrs. J. M. Gilchrist of River Junction spent Monday afternoon here shopping.
W. O. Smith of Moultrie, Ga., was a business visitor here the week-end.
For Sale--Larkspur Plants (tall variety). 20c dozen. Phone 87. Miss Laura R. Love. 1t
Mrs. R. W. Parramore, of Elizabeth, N. J., is here on a visit to her niece, Mrs. R. J. Love.
Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Sullivan of Donaldsonville, Ga., motored to Quincy Sunday and spent the daywith Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Betts.
Walter Graves, a student of the University of florida at Gainesville, was the week-end guest of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Graves.
Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Allen and little son of Bradentown arrived here Friday on a visit to relatives. Mr. Allen returned Sunday.
Misses Mae and Pearl Gregory returned home Thursday night from a visit of several days with Mrs. J. W. Cogburn at her home in Inwood.
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Alsabrook of Vilas are spending this week here at the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Corry.
Mrs. G. B. Bassett of Paris, Mo., is spending a while here as the guest of her daughter, Mrs. Charles Conboy.
After a week-end visit with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Cantey, William Cantey returned Monday to Gainesville, where he is a student at the university.
Mrs. George Morrow, Mrs. L. E. Hay and daughter, Miss Evelyn Hay, Mrs. cecil Sullivan and Miss armor of Donaldsonville, Ga., were shopping here Monday afternoon.
Misses Cornelia Lester and Mary Shirley and Sam Lester of Bainbridge were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Woodbery for a few hours Sunday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. R. D. Woodward, Mrs. E. W. Woodward and Miss Mary Violet Woodward returned last week from a visit of ten days to Panacea Springs.
Mesdames Charles Conboy, R. E. L. McFarlin and G. B. Bassett motored to Havana Thursday to attend a luncheon which was given in their honor by Mrs. Jack Vrieze.
Sheriff G. S. Gregory left Wednesday for Jacksonville to attend the Sheriffs' Association, which meets in that city this week. Sheriff Gregory is president of the association.
Honoring Mrs. Bassett, Mrs. R. J. Love took a party of friends to Tallahassee Wednesday to a luncheon. The guests included the honoree, Mrs. Charles Conboy, Mrs. Imogene Parramore, and Mrs. R. W. Parramore.
J. B. Pound motored to Perry Saturday. He returned home Sunday and was accompanied by Mrs. Pound and little daughter, who have been visiting her p arents for the past ten days.
L. B. (Lawson) Ellinor and Claude Arrington, two of Havana's largest merchants, were in Quincy Friday on business.
Mrs. Elba Donnell of Birmingham and Miss Elizabeth McCormack of Live Oak left for Live Oak Sunday afternoon, after a short visit with relatives here.
Dr. O. W. Gardner of Greensboro was in Quincy Monday on professional business.
Miss Mary Grubb underwent an operation at the Gadsden County Hospital Monday for appendicitis. Latest reports are that her condition is satisfactory.
|Visitors Entertained at St. Patrick's Day Party
In honor of Mrs. Imogene Parramore, of Madison, Mrs. R. W. Parramore, of Elizabeth, N. J., and Mrs. J. B. Bassett, of Paris, Mo., Mrs. G. B. Gregory entertained a host of friends at a lovely party Tuesday afternoon at her home on Washington street.
The home was beautifully decorated with sprays of dogwood and ferns carrying out the idea of St. Patrick's Day.
Tables were arranged for twenty guests and a guessing contest appropriate to the occasion was a most enjoyable pastime. At the end of the contest Mrs. Williams was awarded a lovely cake wrapped in white paper and tied with green ribbons for the winner of first prize. The booby prize, a green bucket filled with candy eggs, was won by Mrs. Imogene Parramore.
Delicious refreshments of a sald course and green and white brick ice cream and cake were served.
|Old Citizen Near Bristol Attempts Suicide in a Peculiar Way
J. M. Stokes, an old resident of Liberty county, who lives about six miles from Bristol, attempted to commit suicide last Sunday at his home by trying to cut his hand off at the wrist with an axe.
His son, Roy, said that he had been losing his mind for several weeks and acting very queer. Sunday about noon he and his father and several others sitting on the porch when Mr. Stokes suggested they look at something in the yard. He and a man named Cecil Dean went out first and was about 15 feet away when they turned just in time to see Mr. Stokes strike the stroke with the axe on the edge of the porch that almost cost him his life. Having picked up an axe as he went out to use for the purpose. He laid his hand flat and made two attempts at his wrist to sever his hand before his son reached him. The only thing that saved complete amputation was that the axe was not sharp. He was rushed to Bristol and Dr. R. H. Tuten called. He found that the bones had not been broken and soon had his arm dressed.
He was in such a crazed condition, begging to let him die, that his two sons, Roy and G. M., consulted County Judge B. F. Owens, who immediately had a lunicy commission appointed, composed of Drs. R. H. Tuten and E. K. Thagard and J. G. Howard. He was pronounced insane and was carried to the insane asylum Sunday night.
He is 72 years old and his many friends hope that he will soon e able to return home.---Bristol Free Press.
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