CHURCH…Rev. Father Gerondios Koutouris, Greek Priest,
late of Kalymnos, arrived in Tarpon Springs this week, and will have
the new Greek church, which is to be built on the corner of Hibiscus
St., material for which is being placed on the ground. On Sunday,
Greek services will be held in the M. E. Church at 7
in the morning. After this service, the
ceremony of laying the corner stone of the new Greek church will take
the citizens of Tarpon Springs are cordially invited to be present on
occasion. On Monday, Greek services will be held in the M. E. church
from 7 to
REVENUE MEN BOARD CHICO II. TARPON SPRINGS OFFICIALS MAKE ODD MISTAKE….The party on board the sailing yacht Chico II , which left St. Petersburg Monday morning for a cruise to Cedar Key, had a narrow escape from having the yacht confiscated by revenue agents at Tarpon Springs, Thursday night.
The boat had grounded on a sand shoal a few miles from sponge town on the Anclote river and the crew had gone overboard to repair the conterboard, which had been smashed. Several revenue agents lurking in the jungles on the river banks noticed the strange actions of the crew working under the boat. Suspecting they had found a liquor smuggling boat in the act of burying moonshine cases in the river bed the officers advanced with drawn pistols to arrest their victims.
George Gandy Sr. commanding the yacht finally convinced the officers of their error. Those on board in addition to Captain Gandy are Al Gandy, 1st mate, Joe Hogan, deck swab and Paul Smith Cook.
The Chico II is in route to St. Petersburg expecting to arrive here early next week. St. Petersburg Times: 5-28-1921
FINISHED…All done except mile in the
jungle section… Burleson says……With
of a mile of uncompleted
paving in the jungle section in the new county, hwy between St.
Largo is completed according to C. E. Burleson, county engineer.
completed the paving as far as Largo Sat. and will move their
week to the jungle to complete about a mile to Park Blvd. The rock base
Largo and Clearwater will be completed within ten days when the main
Clearwater will be routed over the base while the new road to the west
completed. That part of the county highway
line between the eastern end of the Safety Harbor
Bridge and the
Rex Café will be completed about November 15 providing
the engineer reported. Rock base has been laid between Sutherland and
and paving has been completed between Tarpon Springs and the Pasco
Between the four corners filling station in Oldsmar, curbing is being
main trunk line for Pinellas County from the Pasco and Hillsborough
St. Petersburg should be completed by Christmas, contractors believe. St. Petersburg Times:
Few people realize the magnitude of the sponge industry engaged in by about 800 Greeks at Tarpon Springs. One Saturday sales of sponges lately went up to $22,000.00. The business is however is not now prospering and the Greeks have decided to give it up for the present. The Arcadia Champion: 8-2-1906
PIER IS DESTROYED BY FIRE…Clearwater…Fire started
destroyed the docking and the abandoned fish house of the old city
Hundreds of persons attracted by the heavy clouds of smoke gathered at
shore and watched the old structure burn. The pier was destroyed in
order that dredging operations can continue, it was announced. The fire
burned to nearly midnight. St.
Petersburg Times: 4-19-1927
COL. BUYINGTON GOES TO CLEARWATER PAPER... Col. Ed Buyington who has been connected with the Times editorial dept. for about four years has resigned his position in this city to become editor of the Clearwater Sun, the evening newspaper of the county seat. Before coming to St. Petersburg, Mr. Buyington had experience as a reporter on the Atlanta Constitution and was editor and owner of a newspaper in Miami and in Clearwater. St. Petersburg Times: 12-22-1924
CLEARWATER TO DRILL A NEW PLACE FOR OIL...Drilling on the second oil test hole in the Nevers-Yerxa property on Sunset Point Rd. started late this afternoon. The machinery was moved to the new location, which is near the original hole, which was partially sealed, capped and abandoned for loss of a bit at a hundred feet preventing further drilling. St. Petersburg Times: 5-16-1930
Sends Leg To Factory, Falls And Breaks Rib…W. H. Coalwell of Tangerine Ave. sent one of his legs to the factory a few days ago and while attempting to walk with crutches Sunday, fell over the Veranda rail and broke his fifth rib. Mr. Coalwell lost one of his original legs in the civil war, and he sent one of his wooden legs to the factory to have some adjustments made. Source: St. Petersburg Times: 10-22-1918
The Duke of Sutherland, who is at Tarpon Springs, in this state, it is said, will shortly be married to his traveling companion, Mrs. Blair. The new duchess is not likely to receive any countenance from the Duke’s family, nor from English society. But when his wife was yet living, the Duke and this Mrs. Blair was countenanced by some of the snobocracy of this country. Source: Ocala Banner: 1-10-1889
Clearwater. Miss Monte Nash is our new Deputy Post Mistress. Miss Monte looks well through the window. St. Petersburg Times: 11-2-1901
Mr. M. W. Ulmer, of Largo, one of the most prosperous turpentine operators in Florida, was transacting business in Ocala Thursday. Source: Ocala Banner: 8-3-1906
County commissioner A. C. Turner, of Clearwater, is the papa of nineteen boys. Mr. Turner should be elected to the state senate; then if he followed in the path of others, he could command twenty jobs for himself and the boys. Perhaps the boys could hold a couple of clerkships each and that would make 39 jobs. We’ll vote for Turner. Source: Evening Independent: 12-1907
Prisoner Benefits by Bill
The first Pinellas County jail prisoner to obtain a shortened sentence under provisions of the gain-time bill enacted by the 1939 legislature, Agnes Graham, negro woman, will be released from the jail October 7.
County commissioners today approved a request of Sheriff E. G. Cunningham, that the negro woman sentenced last December 8, to one year for assault with a deadly weapon, that her term be shortened to ten months for good behavior. Source: Evening Independent: 10-3-1939
at Tarpon Springs
A St. Petersburg negress, Nancy McFadden, got into a little altercation at Tarpon Springs last Monday night, the whole result of the fracas amounting to a first-class job for the undertaker. It seems that she just didn’t exactly like a few things that a negro man did or said, and a little knife work on the side was indulged in, the man being literally cut to pieces. He lived, however, until Tuesday night before succumbing to his wounds, the negress escaping. Nothing has been heard of her since Monday night. Source: Evening Independent: 12-4-1908
Tourist Club Organized At Tarpon Springs, Fla.
With Dr. W. E. Morgan, of Chicago, as its first president, the Tarpon Springs Tourist Club was organized recently and has become an active factor in entertaining visitors from all sections of the country. Source: New York Tribune: 2-13-1919
Carload of Flour Sent to Pinellas
carload of government flour containing
2,040 bags of 24 pounds each, reached here today over the Atlantic
railroad. Nine men working under the direction of Frank Tack, did the
unloading. This is the second of three similar shipments.
Clearwater will get 1000 sacks; Tarpon Springs, 390; Largo, 250; Safety Harbor, 126; Dunedin, 100 and Tampa Shores, 75. The remaining sacks will be held in reserve.
Gulfport Council Order Stock Laws To Be Drafted...Will Stop Animals From Roving Over Streets
Gulfport is to have stock laws shortly to prohibit owners of animals allowing them to run loose through the streets of the city, the council having passed a resolution last night ordering the attorney to draft the necessary ordinances, which will be presented for first reading at the next meeting. The action of the council arises from a step taken recently by the Board of trade to secure impounding laws in Gulfport. Source: Evening Independent: 9-3-1914
Oranges For Breadline From Florida Citizens
“The Board of Trade of Tarpon Springs, learning through the columns of The Tribune of the distress among the poor of New York City, offers The Tribune as a gift from the people of Tarpon Springs and vicinity, a carload of Florida’s finest oranges and grapefruit for distribution among the poor of New York City. Will the Tribune accept and attend to the distribution is the car is sent to New York?”
“The Tribune greatly accepts your offer of a
oranges and grapefruit for distribution among New York’s poor
thanks to the members of the Board of Trade and other generous citizens
Tarpon Springs and Vicinity.”
A resolution requesting the St. Petersburg and Gulf Street Railway company to lower its tracks to grade on Davis Boulevard, was passed upon petition of the abutting property owners, who filed the petition through the board of governors of the Board of Trade. Preparations are being made to grade Davis boulevard to pave or hard surface it later. Source: Evening Independent: 9-3-1914
George Inness, Jr. held a loan exhibition of his paintings last week. The late George Inness painted some of his most beautiful pictures of the rivers and bayous around Tarpon Springs and George Inness, Jr. has clung to the traditions of his father in seeking inspiration for his own work in this vicinity. Source: New York Tribune: 2-13-1919
Largo may soon become an oil Eldorado. Numerous leases on what is supposed and hoped to be, oil lands, have been taken and developments are expected in the near future. Tarpon Springs and Oldsmar are both interested in boring for oil. With these three sections producing heavily and Clearwater located in the center of operations there will likely be a boom here that will echo around the earth and disturb the slumber of old John Doe-Clearwater Sun. Source: St. Petersburg Times: 8-10-21
Citizens Urge Mayor’s Recall
Petition Is Presented Tarpon Springs Commission Asking Action
A second petition, signed by 301 voters and asking the
recall of Mayor J. Franklin Spears, Was presented to the Tarpon Springs
commissioners Monday afternoon, according to George Emmanuel, political
of the sponge city. Action is expected on the board meeting tonight.
All Old County Records Are To Be Photographed
Clearwater…Perhaps the most important act of the county commissioners at their adjourned regular meeting yesterday afternoon was the giving of authority to J. N. Brown, clerk of the tre circuit court, to have all the records of Hillsborough county that pertain to what is now Pinellas county, photographed and added to the papers in the archives in the court house.
County Clerk Brown has made arrangements to have three abstract companies pay 25 percent each of this expense, so the cost will be spent four ways, the county being assessed but one fourth of the charges incident to the copying of these records.
Transfer of Hillsborough county records to Pinellas has been something much needed for years. As the matter stands at present, it is necessary for attorneys to go to Tampa in order to consult the records and this piles up expense for the client. Clerk Brown has long wished to make it possible do the legal work at home. With all records of land transfers and other legal documents in the courthouse in Clearwater, a great deal of money will be saved for the taxpayers. As a matter of fact, the copying of these records will make for economy and efficiency at the courthouse, instead of being an expense.
J. N. Brown, who had made his office an example of efficiency and convenience, wishes to leave the county clerks department at the end of his term in”apple pie” order. With duplicates of all records which have been made since the territory passed from Spanish on the shelves of the new building to be erected for these documents, Mr. Brown’s ambition will have been achieved.
When interviewed this morning, Mr. Brown stated that he hoped to begin the work of copying these records in Tampa by the first of July. It is understood that it will be necessary to take a complete photographic equipment into the court house of our mother county And do all of the reproductive work without moving the books from the building. These operations will be in charge of specialists, the superintendent being a man who is an acknowledged expert in the line. His name might be given, but Mr. Brown thought it best to withhold this information. Source: Evening Independent: 6-5-24
Some Unknown Person Is Destroying Town Dogs; Arrangements Made To Put Cats Out Of The Way
New Fire Chief Named
Mayor A. C. Phiel will present his appointment of Capt. McNulty to the position of chief of the local fire department to the council for its consideration at the meeting this evening. Capt. McNulty has been engaged in the firefighting business for 16 years and should the appointment be sustained he would leave a splendid position, which he now holds in Birmingham, Ala., where he is chief at Station No. 1. It is hoped that acting chief, K. W. Williams, may be attained as an assistant chief, as the Mayor expresses a very high esteem of him for which he has handled the work of the fire department since the death of G. W. Anderson, formerly chief. Source: Evening Independent: 4-3-1913
Christie Assumes Postmastership In Dunedin Today
W. J. (Bill) Christie will take over his duties today as postmaster of the Dunedin Office. The appointment is on a temporary basis until after a civil service examination. He succeeds Mrs. Betsy Rives Fulmer, who with her husband will leave later this month to make her home in Shaker Heights, Ohio,
Christie has served the Dunedin district since 1935 as county commissioner and his place will be taken today by Frank G. Merrin, Dunedin. Source: Evening Independent: 4-1-41
Many Cats Killed
The cat population of St. Petersburg has been so greatly reduced by the new system of killing cats at the garbage incinerator that only 100 felines were put to death by the city department in October. The cats are killed by gas when turned over to garbage wagons by citizens. Each month since last June when the system was put into effect more than 100 cats have been killed and a stray cat is seldom seen now. Several hundred diseased, crippled and starving cats have been put to death and E. H. Nichols, sanitary officer, expects to get a lot this month as the houses fill with people. Source: Evening Independent: 11-3-15
Prospective Settlers Visit Tarpon Springs
SUCCESS OF LAND COMPANY REMARKABLE
One hundred and twenty families have been located on its property in short time
Tarpon Springs, January 6…The Tampa and Tarpon Springs Land Company is expecting in the city today ten men, prospective land buyers. These men came from the northern States and the party is in charge of Mr. DeVore, a special agent and representative of the company. If these men locate here it will help Tarpon Springs wonderfully. It is hoped they will each locate on a ten acre tract. This company has located on their property about 120 families and more new settlers are arriving every day.
All Tarponites were glad to see “Old Sol” poke his nose from under the canopy of the clouds. Three days of continuous rain is an event not often seen by the West Coaster’s particularly at this season of the year. And it is with pleasure we hail the sunshine and balmy weather of a perfect Florida day.
Plans and specifications are being drawn for a good many residences and office buildings and it is hoped that construction work will begin at once.
The West Drug Company begins operations in a few days with one of the prettiest drug houses on the west coast. Mr. John West, manager and proprietor, is one of the best know druggists and business men on the peninsula and his success is practically assured. The fixture will be white enamel, trimmed in gold with a fountain in connection. His place will no doubt prove popular, especially among the young folk. Source: Tampa Tribune: 1-7-1912
Welch Buys Wall Springs
Popular Watering Place Near Tarpon Springs Is Sold
David S. Welch, promoter of the new Pinellas Park road and bridge district, has purchased the famous Wall Springs, according to an announcement Wednesday.
The W. McKee Kelly Co. closed the deal as agents for the owners, J. Edgar Wall, C. H. Freas and Mrs. Rose Wall Freas. The Walls are residents of Tampa and the Freas live at Brooksville.
Wall Springs is located midway between Tarpon Springs and Palm Harbor, formerly known as Sutherland. The springs has been a popular outing place for more than 30 years.
The springs are located about 33 miles north of this place and about 26 miles west of Tampa. Scores visit the springs daily and hundreds on Sunday. Welch did not announce his plans or intentions for the future.
Welch came to this city about three years ago and became interested in a transportation line to Cuba. He originally planned a freight ferry line from St. Petersburg to Havana, but conditions in the sugar market completely changed his plans. For a number of years he was head of the Welch Manufacturing Co., of Oldsmar. He is better known as the father of the Pinellas Park special road and bridge district, which is building an asphalt highway connecting with the Gandy bridge from the Park to the Seminole bridge, from there to the shores of the Boca Ceiga Bay and across a free causeway, named the Welch causeway. Source: St. Petersburg Times: 5-15-1924
Wall Springs Sold To St. Peter Firm
Popular Resort Near Tarpon Springs Is Transferred Saturday
Sale of Wall
Springs, one of the beauty spots on the Gulf coast of upper Pinellas
a favorite picnic and bathing resort for Tampa and this entire section,
reported Saturday, when Edgar Wall, president of the Knight &
transferred the property to W. McKee Keeley and David S. Welch, of St.
Petersburg. Mrs. C. H. Freas of Brooksville, was owner in a half
Wall Springs, joining Mr. Wall in the sale.
Doctor to Give Patient Blood
Clearwater…Inability to obtain meats in quantities sufficient to serve his customers compelled a Clearwater restaurant proprietor to close his establishment today until May 1 when his new quota will be issued by the Office of Price administration. It was the first closing of a café in this community as a result of war shortages. Source: Evening Independent: 4-20-43
Negro Sisters Are Trapped In Burning House
Two negro sisters were painfully injured this morning in
escaping from a blaze in a two-story residence at 1010 1-2 Second
Passenger Train Strikes Negro
James Brown, 31-year-old negro, was seriously injured about
9:40 o’clock last night when struck by a westbound Seaboard
between twenty-first and twenty-second street south.
Source: St. Petersburg Times: 7-1-40
Disastrous Fire Averted
An Hour Later Whole Business Block Would Have Burned
Last evening just about time for closing the billiard parlor of Paul Horlean’s smoke was seen issuing from the crevices in the plaster under the stairway. The closer door was thrown open, and smoke enveloped the room. A bucket brigade was formed, and the fire was quenched without any disastrous results.
The closet was used as a storeroom for rubbish and had not been opened for some hours. A slow, smoldering fire was waiting for a breath of air to burst into flame and had the smoke not issued from the crevice at the time it did, and thus give an alarm, there is no telling what the damage would have been. The billiard room is located in the center of a ten-wooden business blocks, on which the insurance companies put nearly a ten percent premium. Source: Evening Independent: 11-5-1907
Judge W. J. Barker, sentenced Frank W. White, St. Petersburg postman, to three years in Federal prison for removing money from letters. Postal inspectors last year said they “planted” money in several letters and that White removed the money. The postman later pleaded guilty to the charge. Yesterday fellow postal workers told Judge Barker of White’s former good record and asked that he not be sent to prison.
Source: St. Petersburg Times: 1-7-1950
An Old Timer
Andrew P. Canova of Gainesville, spent the first part of the week in the city visiting his brother Isadore Canova. A. P. is 66 years old, but vigorous as a young man. He is a native of Florida and took part in the Seminole war of 1855. Since the war until 1880, he was pilot and guide, and there is not a spot in the whole state he has not traversed. Mr. Canova is the author of a well known book “Life and Adventures in South Florida,” which has been widely read. Mr. Canova visited this peninsula in 18?0 and the change is remarkable. Source: St. Petersburg Times: 7-20-1901
Lost Baby Found By Dog; Had Spent Night In Woods
Due to the sagacity of a bird dog belonging to Robert Markland, a two year old baby, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Scroggins, on Maximo point, owes his life. The dog found the baby in the woods where he had been wandering all night. Gyp Simms was hunting on Maximo point, having borrowed Mr. Markland’s bird dog. Roaming through the woods in search of quail the dog finally stopped and began to bark and then ran to Mr. Sims and tried to make him understand that he had found something out of the ordinary. Mr. Sims, who knows dogs, understood and followed the dog. He was led by the animal to the baby lying in a clump of palmettoes. Mr. Sims said he had passed within a few feet of where the baby was without seeing it. He would not have found the baby but for the dog. The baby was weak from fatigue and exposure and fright and clung to Mr. Sims as though fearing he was to be abandoned in the woods. Mr. Sims took the baby in his arms and carried it more than a mile to a house. No baby had been lost from that house but they directed the hunter to the Scroggins home and there the baby found his lost father and mother. The baby had roamed away from home early Friday afternoon and when Mr. Sims found him the child had been out nearly 24 hours.
The dog gave every evidence of satisfaction at finding the baby and capered with glee when the child was carried to his home. The baby is alright today, thanks to the dog. The parents of the child had searched the woods all night in a vain effort to find the lost baby and had about given him up for dead when Mr. Sims took him home. Mr. Sims said he had found some odd things while hunting but never before found a baby. Source: Evening Independent: 1-5-1924
Gabriel Expected In Ten Days With Wreckage of XIOS
Details of discovery of long lost sponge boat will be bared with its arrival
Tarpon Springs, Feb.16…The Tarpon Springs sponge boat
Gabriel, with its grisly cargo of bones and charred wreckage of the
XIOS, another sponge boat, is expected here within a week or ten days.
Handsome Yacht Reaches Port
The Anita, Owned By Captain Fleming, Of Philadelphia, Is Now Here
The handsome steam yacht Anita, owned by Captain Fleming, a capitalist of Philadelphia, is in port, having put into the harbor out of the rough weather of the past few days. The vessel is now lying alongside of Palafox Warf.
The Anita is a small pleasure craft and is bound for Tarpon Springs, Fla., where a large number of capitalists have summer homes. She left Philadelphia several weeks ago and has been cruising along at easy stages and expects to reach Tarpon Springs within two or three weeks, as stops will be made at a number of towns along the coast.
With the exception of Captain Fleming and his wife, there is no one on board with the exception of the crew. The Anita will sail this morning provided the weather is favorable. Source: Pensacola Journal: 1-14-1905
Pinellas County Passes
The House by Eight Majority—May Stop In The Senate
Tallahassee, May 3…The House this morning passed Long’s bill relating to the assessment and collection of revenue; also bill incorporating Wildwood and one regulating the municipality of Quency.
The Senate bill validating $25,000 worth of Plant City bonds, was passed.
The bill creating Pinellas county has just passed the House by a vote of 29 to 21.
Few bills were introduced in the Senate today.
Mr. Trammell is now speaking in support of the franchise tax bill. Russ. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 5-3-1907
Regulating Sponge Fishing
Col. John K. Cheyney, one of the largest sponge dealers and naval store operators of South Florida, accompanied by his wife and daughter, is in the city, en route to Northern resorts, being a guest of the Aragon. Col. Cheyney states that prices for Florida sponges are very low at present, but that the many Greeks operating on the Gulf coast are obeying the law regarding sponge fishing in the open season. This will prevent the complete destruction of the industry, which was threatened for some time by the ruthless manner in which the Greeks operated. Similar tactics completely devastated the sponge fields in the Mediterranean Sea, but fortunately they were stopped in Florida…Jacksonville Metropolis, 24th. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 8-26-1908
No Babies Today
Dr. J. A. Mease of the Mease hospital at Dunedin wants it distinctly understood he has no babies up for adoption.
Several days ago, the Dunedin doctor explained, a couple who could not care for the child asked him to find suitable foster parents. He found the foster parents and the child was formally adopted Friday.
Yesterday afternoon, however, an item appeared in a local paper indicating the doctor was still seeking foster parents, and he was forced to inform no less than six long distance callers the child long since had been adopted.
So he wants it understood he has no babies for adoption today. Source: St. Petersburg Times: 8-3-1941
Smuggler Puts 21 Aliens On an Island Off Coast.
Tampa, Fla., April 1…Twenty-one aliens, including one woman, smuggled into the United States, it is believed, from a West Indian port, were arrested on Anclote Island, five miles off Tarpon Springs on the Gulf coast today by Webster Little, deputy collector of customs, and brought here.
Spaniards, Greeks and Germans were in the party. They professed ignorance of English, and immigration and customs officials from this city who went to Tarpon Springs to bring them in had difficulty in learning the details.
The officers expressed belief the party was “double crossed” by the smuggler, who told them, upon landing them on the island, that they would be taken to the mainland later. They said they paid $150 each for the transportation. All of them has considerable sums of money when taken into custody.
The officers are making efforts to learn the identity of the smuggler. They said the arrival of the aliens on the island was reported by the keeper of the lighthouse. Source: NY Tribune: 4-2-1922
Lands Tarpon In Seaplane
In the airplane fishing party were Johnny Green, local aviator, Harold Summers and Dave Budd. They started out Sunday morning and the big plane circled about and came to rest 10 miles out in the gulf. Above five strikes were had, but Mr. Budd was the only fisherman successful in landing a tarpon. As the tarpon fought with Budd who played with the fish from the front of the plane, Mr. Sommers and Mr. Green took snapshots of the struggle from the wings of the plane. After practically an hour of fighting the tarpon was landed and pulled into the plane, the plane rising from the water like a big bird with its prey.
Local fishermen claim that it is the first tarpon that has ever been caught from an airplane. Source: Evening Independent: 6-19-1922
Coast Guard and Sponging Boats Take Up Search Off of Tarpon Springs
Tarpon Springs, Jan. 3…Five boys, all members of a fishing party which left here this morning in a 22-foot open speedboat for a day in the gulf, were sought late tonight after being reported missing. Two sponge boats and a cabin cruiser left here shortly before midnight, and the U. S. Coastguard air station at St. Petersburg announced that it would send an amphibian plane to search the area early tomorrow morning.
George Arfaras, 23, of 29, west Tarpon avenue, son of. N. G. Arfaras, Tarpon Springs sponge packer.
Nick Cretekos, 21, of 451 East Tarpon avenue, son of George Cretekos, manager of the sponge exchange.
John and Mitchell Billiris, brother, both of Tarpon Springs.
Charles Ferguson, 22, of 116 Hibiscus street.
The boys left early this morning, with the announced intention of going to the fishing banks about five miles off the mouth of the Anclote river. The boat was not equipped with an anchor, and had about five gallons of gasoline beside that in the boat’s tank. The boys had only enough provisions for lunch.
Late tonight two sponge boats, the Uncle Sam, captained by Cimos Angelis, and the Elija, captained by Peter Leondakis, and the cabin cruiser, Emma C., skippered by Manuel Johnson, left Tarpon Springs for the gulf to search for the missing boat. Source: St. Petersburg Times: 1-4-1937
Crystal River…Dr. J. D. Bennett, who had recently purchased a fine horse to use in his practice, had the misfortune to lose him Thursday at Tarpon Springs. During the month of September, the doctor expected to go north for a visit to relatives and employed a man to take his horse to the home of R. J. Knight, of Safety Harbor. The driver reported that the horse took blind staggers and lived only a short time after he reached the town. Source: Tampa Tribune: 8-30-1910
On The Way To War Against Islam
On the northbound Coast Line train today was a party of Greeks from Tarpon Springs, on their way to New York, where they expect to take ship for their native land, to fight against Turkey.
They are short but sturdy and active men, and looked like they meant business. Their section in the car was draped with the Greek colors and our own. They said there would be a large number along tomorrow. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 10-9-1912
Willis Powell has arrived in Clearwater and as soon as his printing plant arrives, will begin the publication of the Clearwater Daily Sun. We want the Sun on the exchange list of the Telegram from the first, for Willis is the boy who knows how to make a paper with the “pep” in it, and whether he is right or wrong, he is always interesting. Lakeland Telegram… Willis will surely put Clearwater on the map, and if the town wants to boom it has only to follow his lead. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 2-11-1914
We, the undersigned citizens, taxpayers, and voters of Pinellas county, do certify that we are very much disappointed with Pinellas county.
First, taxes have doubled more than three times over what they were in Hillsborough county, on the same property. The benefits we have derived from the creation of Pinellas county are not to be compared with the increase in taxation. We realize it was a serious mistake when we were taken from Hillsborough county. If it were possible to get back in Hillsborough county, we would gladly go back.
M. V. McMullen
Fisherman’s Body Found In River
Tarpon Springs-The body of “Sarge” Hathaway was found yesterday afternoon at 2:53 p. m. in the Anclote River not far from the spot where he was reported to have drowned the night of Dec. 14. It was discovered by workers at nearby Lysek Boat Works.
Hathaway fell into the river near Standard Oil Docks. According to police reports, the accident was reported the next night by Oscar Coxwell, a fisherman who was with Coxwell at the time.
Hathawa’s body was taken to Vinson Funeral Home and an autopsy will be performed to determine cause of death, according to acting chief of police Nick Pappas. Source: St. Petersburg Times: 12-24-1958