VOL. 11. NO. 16
The Men Who Head The Pearson
Foremost among the men who
are responsible for the success
of tins institution are Mr. H. F.
Sears, who has been President
since its organization and*, Mr.
Dan S. Wall who lias been Cash
ier for the past two years.
With such men as these to
shape • the affairs of tbits bank
none but success has crowned
their efforts, and it is very grati
fying to the stock holders and
patrons to have such capable
inen as these to deal with.
Ml'., Sears, by his keen insight
r,nd intelligent management, lias
'added much to the section in
which he resides, thereby gain
ing the confidence of every one
with whom he comes in contact.
He stands forth as one of the
leading men of his community,
and i 4 ever wide-awake and sus
ceptible to all things which per
-twin to ,the up of this
thnyiag section. 1 ,
From a so-called “common
start” Mr. Sears has become one
of the wealthiest men of this
section, and without his influence
business would sustain an irre
Mr. Wall, by his easy manner
and courteous treatment of all,
not only has the confidence of
his employers; but is held in the
highest esteem by all with whom
lie has to deal.
He not only has an attractive
personality, but is forceful and
impressive in all lps dealings
with the public; thereby making
friends with all with whom be
lias to deal. His connection with
the bank materially to
_that institution as well as to the
general welfare of the communi
ty. His enviable reputation has
only h«en gained by his fair treat
tnent-te all, and we are proud to
say, that there cannot be any
tiling else but the greatest suc
cess in store for this sterling
B *• f ——
■LinTiiae bchooi Rally.
If On b ridav evening, July 26th,
beginning at 5 o’clock, there will
be a box social, ice cream supper,
fishing party and other tilings of
amusement at Inman School
house. Net proceeds will be
used to paint the school building
Public or r lially invitt d
J. G. Floyd,
Willacooche* Concert fteirt.
Our young men who are musi
be My inclined and who formerly
were members of the band here,
with several new members, met
Monday night and organized for
Those who were present and
Bass —John Beard.
Solo Cornet —Ohas Strobell.
First Cornet —Roy Newbern
Second Cornet—R. A. Brinson
Solo Cornet—T. W. Singleton
Slide Trombone —John Walker
B Plat Tenor —Claude Bullard
Bass and Snare— R. A. Sum
Ist Alto Drum —Lige Corbitt
B Flat Claronets— A lex Moore
and Dr. Shellhouse.
Shipp for Commissioner.
We are glad that the press has
taken up the candidacy of Clias.
Jackson SUipp, of Cordele, for
Railroad Commissioner, and are
giving him their valuable en
This is as it should be. Shipp
is not only a brother editor, but
be is a man of the finest intelli
gence, and in every way oapaci
isVed to fill the high office to
whiffh be aspires.
Mr. Shipp wits for fouit'en
years practicing lawyer, ruid in
his early days as solicitor of the
City Court for two terms; besides
this he has wide experience as a
practical business man which
thoroughly qualifies him for ex
He is a man cf character and
-dignity, and would do exact jus
tice under any and all circum
Besides all of this he is one
the best fellows one would meef
in a week’s journey, and the
Herald certainly wants to see
him honored as he deserves. —
Rub-My>Tism will cure you.
Wiliacoochee is at the head
and stays ahead. Even her ball
team lias never gone down in de
feat this season, although six
different games have been played
—the last one at Nashville Tues
day. You just can’t down good
old Wiliacoochee on anything
from raising ducks to the making
of cotton gins.
lion. Deuuis Vickers Here.
Hon. Dennis Vickers, Sr., one
of the best known citizens of the
county and a.candidate for mem
ber of the legislature from this
county, was a visitor to Wiila
coochee Wednesday and favored
the Record witli a pleasant call.
His announcement and, platform
appears in this issue. Read them
and consider carefully his re
quest for your support.
Rarber Shop Sold.
Mr. J. W. Strickland of Palat
ka, purchased this week from R.
A. Summerlin the barber shop
and fixtures and assumed charge
at once. Mr. Strickland with
his wife, son and daughter are
here and will make Wiliacoochee
their home. The Record feels
that Mr. Strickland has chosen
wisely in selecting a location and
we extend to him and his a cor
dial welcome to our midst.
A Good Farmer.
Mayor W. H. Duncan, besides
being a lire mayor, an enter
prising merchant and good citi
zen, is also some farmer. He is
placing watermelons on the mar
ket and a sample one presented
to the Record Tuesday, of the
Fender variety, was as finely
flavored as we have cut in many
days. lie also has new sweet
potatoes to eat, and says his corn
is so heavily eared that some of
the stalks are breaking down.
That’s the way to farm, and our
merchant-farmer mayor Duncan
does the work himself, and that’s
why it w r Vlctone.
8. Cray. *
, One of the old-time citizens of
this section is Mr B. B. Gray of
Pinebloom, manager of the Gray
Lumber Company. He has been
here more than forty years, has
reared a large family of highly
respected sons and daugeters,
has conducted his saw mill busi
ness so as to benefit those who
worked for him as well as him
self, has built a line of railroad
and has possibly done more to
build up and develop this part of
the county than any other man.'
Such men as Mr. Gray are a ben
efit and a blessing to any town or
community. May be live many
years to enjoy the fruits of his
labor, energy and industry.
Roy Paulk made a business
trip to Douglas last Saturday.
Mrs Roy Paulk and daughters,
Thelma and Elva, have been vis
iting relatives near Pearson.
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Smith of
Broxton, spent the week end
with his grandfather, Mr. A Lott
Mr. John Daughtry ftom Flor
ida, has been spending some
time with relatives near here.
The writer called Mary
Neugent last Sunday and'found,
much to her sorrow, that she was
preparing for an extended trip to
Florida. Hope she will return
to us as Miss Neugent.
C. C. Floyd made a business
trip to Valdosta Monday. Won
der what he cells business?
Mr. Ben Morris, Jr., called on
Miss Mary Neugent Sunday, but
found that she couldn’t talk to
him because she was suJteriug
from a “son” stroke.
Miss Avy Peterson spent last
Sunday with Misses Mite and
J. D. Lott and son, Inman,
spent part of last week in Au
Mrs. Fannie Paulk is spending
this week with her son, Roy
Bob Turner is spending the
week with Mr. John Paulk and
Mr. and Mrs. John McGovern
spent a few days of last week in
Inman school opened up July
Bth, with 49 pupils, and an addi
tional number of 10 the following
Mr. J. Gordon Floyd went to
Perrson Saturday -to hear Mr.
WILLACOOCHEE. COFFEE COUNTY, GEORGIA, i
The Peterson Gins.
Mr. E. L. Peterson has inven
ted and had patented the “Peter
son Self Feeding Cotton Gins,”
which are the cheapest, most
perfect and altogether satisfac
tory gins ever placed on the
market. They save time, money
and labor, and do the work en
tirely satisfactory. This is a
Wiliacoochee enterprise and de
serves to be boosted by every
one of our citizens. Any one
contemplating buying cotton
gins will do well to write to Mr.
Fertilizers end Materials.
Mr. A. H. Denmark of Valdos
ta, representing the Reliance
Fertilizer Company of Savannah,
was here last_ Saturday talking
up his brands of fertilizers and
fertilizer materials. He knows
a good thing at first sight and
placed an advertisement in this
issue. Read it and remember
him and his firm when you need !
anything in his line.
For Attorney General.
Attorney General Thomas S.
Felder, whose home is in Macon,
and who has served the state
with distinguished ability during
his incumbency, is a candidate to
succeed himself and will appre
ciate the support of the people
of Georgia. !
When Mr. Felder was last elec
ted he carried 132 out of the 146
counties in the state, which was
a high and just tribute to his
ability and popularity. He has
been faithful to the trust reposed
in him and it is ever a pleasure
for him to be of service to the
people in any section of Georgia;
thetefore let’s all join in and
make it unanimous this time.
Attorney General Felder is
not the Atlanta Attorney who
lias figured so conspicuously in
the South Carolina affair, but re
mains in his office and has his
tune Entirely occupied with the
busineMjj#i.' the Static,
the ot to other" tor"
Our Millinery Store.
It is with pleasure that I invite
all patrons of the millinery store
to call and see mo. I shall keep
the stock not only up to what it
has been in the past, but expect
to add all the lates f and prettiest
styles of pattern hats, so that
there will be no need of any lad.y
going elsewhere for her fall and
I will also add quite a lot of
new designs of laces, ribbons,
trimmings, and other goods
of the latest styles, and can
please the most exacting and
All the ladies are cordially in
vited to come and see me at any
time. Mrs. A. M. Hargrett.
Off to St. Simon.
Marshal L. W. Summerlin and
family, and Messrs. B. T. and
W, F. West and families, left
Thursday for St. Simon, where
they will spend a week or ten
days, enjoying the refreshing
breeze, the tine fishing and hav
ing a good time generally.
The Willacoochee base ball
team crossed bats with the Enig
ma club yesterday afternoon,
aid scored anotlx r victory. At
the close of the giime the score
stood : Enigma 2; Willacoochee
15. The Willacoochee boys can’t
be downed, it seems.
Come Hi re.
Wiliacoochee, Pearson and all
sections of Coffee county opens
wide their doors to all reliable,
h mest, working and deserving
citizens. We have the vacant
lands, the climate, the health
and every possible inducement
that can be offered. We invite
you to come and feel at borne,
lie one of us and among us. Be
a citizen, neighbor and friend, 1
and be a booster with us.
For Metal Roofiifg, call on or
write to W. S. Lewis, Willaco •
cliee, Ga., for prices.
Read the advertisement of R.
A. Summerlin, real estate, life
and tire insurance agent. He will
give you any information desired
and treat you right.
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down ti Ate<r». go through
this mag79B9.e;. t 6re, and ex
amine tlulwgl. Ss. You will al
ways receive polite and courte
ous treatme.nt'at tins large mer
cantile establishment. Read
their ad. in this issue, and visit
this popular stort while in Val
dosta. You will save money by
Be An Optimist.
Be an, optimist—not a pessi
mist, ai ways looking on the dark
side of life and things in general. ;
The world loves a genial, sensi
ble, optimistic man, and abhors
one who by word and deed dem
onstrates clearly that he sees no
sunny side to anything in the un
iverse. If you are down in your
luck don’t tell every one you
come into contact with, just re
member that he probably has
troubles of his own. If you
don’t feel like jumping over the
inoon and yvur friend says, “how
are you feeling this morning”
don’t say, “1 feel awful tuff.”
He’ll be much more delighted to
have a chat with you if you t -11
him you are feeling fine and if
you say it often enough the
chances are you will feel better.
This is not such a hard old world
after all —life is about what we
Take a man who is pleasant
and agreeable in his home and
nine times.out of ten you will
find him so in the outside vo-ld
Give the best you have and the
best will come back to you.
Mr. A. Duncan, the scientific
bee man, lias with great skill in
vented and had patented and now
offers for sale the only absolute
ly self hi ver that has ever been
offered to the public for sale.
This hives tlie bees in your ab
sence better than you could pos
sibly do it. No loss of swarms.
All bee m< n know the loss of
swarms means the loss of profits.
Mr. Duncan has spent much of
his lice in bee’culture, and, for
practical*work and knowledge in
this line, stands in a class to him
self. His heart is in his work,
and he would gladly give any in
formation to those who desire to
know mere of this excellent in
Rub My-Tisin will cure you.
Heal tsiaie 4 insiMm
A number of improved farms
for sale. One the best in Ware
county. Originally owned and
operated by county.
W e haye some attractive propositions in City Lots and
Farm Tracts for White and Colored.
J. A. GASKINS, President GEO. P. McOIiANIK, V.-Pres. & < Ashler,
M. 11. McCKANIK, Assistant Cashiar
He Bank o! Willacoochee,
Solicta Accounts of Individuals, Firms and Corporations
Allows Interest at Five Per Cent Per Annum
Eli Vickers, Sr. W. P. Muata,
J. A. Gaskins, X). E. Gaskins,
Geo F. McCruine
THE OXNER HOUSE
MRS. W. E, OXNER, Proprietress
WIL L ACOOCH E E, U E ORGIA
mmT— ■»——— wri— in, in iarw. ■ii —in
Centrally located right near the business portion of town
Table always supplied with the best the market affords
Nice, Cool, Clean, Pleasant Rooms
Guests are made to feel like being AT HOME at this House
Free Hot and CoM Baths for Guests