The Breeze – March 14, 1912 – General news




Chautauqua Day by Day

  • DeKoven Male Quartette and Price-Shipley Concert Co., were here.
  • Dr. King recruited his students to act in play “Merchant of Venice” with Miss Atkinson playing Portia.
  • Lou J Beauchamp speaks.
  • Local talent recruited for comedy, “Mr. Bob” under direction of the King School of Oratory.


Neighborhood News Items

Pleasant Hill

  • Rev. Bailey preached at Pleasant Hill Sunday.
  • Riley Mason visited WF Arnett, Sunday.
  • AL & Dan Alford past (sic) through our berg (sic) Sunday morning.
  • Joe Johns and several Crestview boys were in Defuniak Saturday.
  • Measels are about over, here.
  • William Mason visited SH Barks Sunday.



  • Mr. Flournoy of Defuniak here on business Monday.
  • Rev. Stock filled regular appointment here Sunday.
  • Dr. Lewis of Pensacola here on business Tuesday.
  • WJ Harley left for Pensacola on launch “Ruth” Thursday.
  • BP Edge, JJ Smith & Master Joel Edge caught a good number of fidh at Pippins Lake Thursday .
  • VL Stonaker passed through on his way to Garniers.
  • Mrs DP McKinnon visited relatives in Harris this week.


Ganer, A.L.

  • Perry Corner went to Darlington, Sunday.
  • The Burges brothers visited home folks, Sunday.
  • Rev. James Brooks preaches at Oak Grove next Sunday; Church will be there 1st Sunday and Sunday School will be held in the evening.
  • Walter Graham & Miss Estelle Warren were married Sunday.
  • Miss Annie Hambrick visited.



  • M/M WT Hart visited in Crestview.
  • A. McDonald attended Chautauqua on Saturday.
  • TA McCallum & James Kelly were in Defuniak on business.
  • Hart Bros. expect big cane crop this year.
  • M/M WH Davis returned from North Carolina the first of this week.
  • Riley Mason of Deerland visited on the north side of the river, Saturday evening.
  • Temperance Day at Chautauqua: Mrs. Manning held meeting with Rev. Chapman, President Walker of  Palmer College and others attending.
  • RN Tarance, is noted as Supervisor of Registration.


Local News

  • Charlie Jones hers from Laurel Hill, Saturday.
  • Col Flournoy “went to Milton Monday to attend the big barbeque and political speaking”.
  • The Florala Chautauqua is 16 days this year, ours nearly 7 weeks.
  • N McGuire visited from Freeport last week.
  • DR King and Lou Beauchamp were guests of M/M Storrs Friday night.
  • FJ White, the well man, was here Saturday.
  • M/M Gifford Garrett wer here Sunday to visit home folks.
  • WF Meigs has purchased the interest of JJ Meigs in the hardware firm and will run the business alone.
  • Mrs. AM Lewis leaves this week for Ft. Davis, TX to work for one of the largest dry goods businesses in the area.
  • Dr. CB McKinnon takes over Landrum’s Drug Store.
  • JT & Grady Gilbert were here Monday.
  • George Ward left Sunday night for business in Georgia.
  • Probation Officer, FM Neel “wishes any one who may know of any cases that would come under the jurisdiction of his office to notify him at Union”.
  • Work on the well for the ice house progresses well.
  • AF Prior, long time night operator, was back visiting friends here.
  • Mrs. AH Sherman, of Ashtabule, Ohio, is visiting her friend Mrs. Lason and attending Chautauqua.
  • REL McCaskill & Geo. Ward have purchased a mill at Wausau in Washington County; it will be named for McCaskill.
  • The Dandy Dixie Minstrels, here Tuesday was managed by JR Anderson who had a merry-go-round here 12 years ago.
  • M/M EH Miller of Freeport celebrate their 25th anniversary and many from here will attend.
  • A fourteen year-old cigarette sucker with a pistol in his pocket is a good subject for home missionary work, and a sized birch rod will prove more effective than sermons and Scripture reading.
  • All members of Co. K, 1st Inf. NGF are hereby ordered to report to drill in service uniform, Friday March 15 at 7:30PM and Monday night March 18th at same hour. Inspection Tuesday night March 19th at 7:30PM. Harley Cawthon, Captain Commanding.
  • M/M Kenneth McCaskill returned last Thursday from their bridal tour.
  • RS Inge says he will have ice ready for delivery tomorrow.


Contributed by Mary Ellen Wexler

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