The Breeze – September 28, 1911 – Page 1

(FLORALA) Mrs. Mary Williams and J. M. Deas were happily married on Wednesday morning at the residence of W. L. Helms at Dothan. The bride is a very popular lady of this city, while the groom is a prominent business man of Columbia. The News wafts congratulations. –Florala News


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The Breeze – September 28, 1911 – Pages 1, 2, & 6




(NICEVILLE) There will be an unveiling of Souvereign Knapp’s monument by the W. O. W. at Destin, FL on Sunday, Oct 8, at 2:00 p.m. All are welcome to attend.

Hogtown is a thing of the past, but watch Santa Rosa grow.

We are now receiving patients at the DeFuniak Springs Sanitarium and all the doctors of our city and surrounding country are invited to bring and treat their patients here. We can assure them that their patients will receive the best care and attention possible, as we have engaged the services of a trained nurse from Mobile, who is a graduate and knows her business in the sick room. We will also secure the services of a surgeon who will know his business at the operating table. We intend to fit up several rooms in the lower story of our splendid building, all of which will be heated by steam. The furniture of the operating room will soon be here and the public is invited to inspect our prices and facilities for caring for the sick. Our automobile for quick transit will enable us to answer all calls in the city or country promptly. With all these advantages and facilities we can treat your sick cheaper and give them better care than you can at home. Look at our advertisement in a few weeks. Call and see us.
Dr. G. P. MORIS, Prop.

On Saturday night, the store of C. H. Griffith at Crestview was burglarized and an attempt was made to break into the post office, but the postmaster, who was sleeping there, heard the noise and turned loose a bullet in the direction of the intruder and he left hurriedly and the impression is that the thief carried a pellet of led away with him, but this is not certain.

Charlie Richbourg had a piece of luck on Monday, such as he would not care to have repeated every day in the week. He was called to deliver a splendid mahogany piece of furniture for Neigs Bros., and after it was loaded and the trip began the team ran away, making splinters of wood and glass of what had been one of the handsomest suites of furniture ever sold in the town.


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The Breeze – September 21, 1911 – Pages 3 & 5




NOTICE (p. 3)
I, J. S. Scarbough, hereby notify Bill Alford and Ella Woodard to stay off of my place, not to come on it at no time, and upon no account. I forbid any tresspassing on my premises after dark, outside of the public road. – J. S. Scarbough.


Mrs. Henry’s residence, at the corner of the circle and Live Oak, has been wired for electric lights.

The new fence at the cemetery when completed, will add much to the appearance of things in that vicinity. It is owing to the liberality of Mr. Richardson that the work was done, he advancing the necessary money for it.

A number of the turpentine men lost valuable mules last week from over-heating, among the losers being The Walton Land & Timber Co., who lost two; J. M. Reynolds one and the J. J. McCaskill Co., one.

W. J. Cawthon and his sons Carl and Curry came down from Florala on Sunday to the funeral of their niece and cousin.



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The Breeze – September 21, 1911 – Page 2




Mrs. M. Steverson, an aged lady who has lived alone for several years at the old Parmalee place on the south side of town, died Monday afternoon, after a short illness. She has no relatives in this section and her niece who lives in St. Louis, and who was telegraphed for when the illness became serious, did not arrive here until Tuesday.


Sunday afternoon as the sun was sinking behind the western horizon all that was mortal of Miss Fannie Lou Cawthon was placed in its last resting place in the City Cemetery, she having passed away Saturday afternoon (Sept 16, 1911), after an illness of some two weeks from typhoid fever. Lovely, loving and loved in all that those words imply her death is felt as a personal loss by the entire community in which she grew up, and the attendance at the funeral which was held at the Universalist church, of which she was a devoted member, was attended by the largest crowd ever at a funeral of any lady in DeFuniak, the services being conducted by the pastor, Rev. Thomas Chapman, assisted by Rev. Lynn R. Walker, of the Presbyterian church. It is not ours to question the ways of Infinity, but to finite mortality it seems hard that one so young, with such bright prospects before her of happiness and usefulness to her family, the community and her church, should be taken away, but we know that He doeth all things well for those who love and serve Him as did she. As a member of society, a worker in the church and Sunday school, and a teacher in the public school she will be missed more than anyone else we could name. Human sympathy in times like this sounds like hollow mockery, and nothing that we can say will express for the bereaved family the heartfelt sorrow of every one who knew her.


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The Breeze – September 14, 1911 – Page 8




Mr. W. King Raly and Mrs. Minnie Taylor were quietly married last Sunday afternoon at the residence of J. J. Ward, Mr. Ward officiating, making a total of 51 couples married by him in eight years.

The wedding bells are ringing for next Sunday, when Mr. Pitts and Miss Irene Day, of this place (Bruce), will join the tender hands that will make them man and wife.


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The Breeze – September 14, 1911 – Page 4

“Uncle Allen” Dead. (Laurel Hill News)


It was last Monday night (Sept 5, 1911) at about 1 o’clock that the death angels descended from Heaven and entered the home of Daniel Campbell, who lives four miles west of town, and beckoned to the saintly father and grandfather, “Uncle Allen” Campbell, to come heavenwardly. This saintly old father was born May 28th, 1828, and died Sept. 5th, 1911, which made him upwards of 83 years of age, and was borned and lived all his life within three miles of where he died, and if he had an enemy in all this country, we have never heard of it; on the other hand everybody liked and honored him.
There were children borned and reared by him and his wife, who preceeded him to the great beyond several years ago; eleven children — four sons and seven daughters. The four sons are P. J., W. A., R. A. and Daniel, all of whom still survive, the four daughters living are Mesdames John Harrison, John Steele and Sam Fowler, those dear are Mesdames J. W. Gaskin, Roe Richbourg, J. L. Clary, Sr., and J. J. Moore.
All told he had fifty-two grand children and twenty-two great grand children, and there were present at the burial two hundred and twenty-nine relatives.
Interment was made in the old Clary Cemetery near where he was borned and reared, the Rev. J. E. Holley, of Flomaton, Ala., conducting the burial ceremony in the presence of what was said to be the largest crowd ever gathered beside a grave in this part of the country.  –Laurel Hill News.



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