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The DeFuniak Herald – February 5, 1914 – Page 8

Local News Items

  • Mr. E. W. Peake, of Pensacola, was in town last week visiting his sister, Mrs. W. P. Reynolds.
  • Rev. Robert S. Sanders, field agent for Palmer College, DeFuniak Springs, Fla, spent several days here this week in the interest of that worthy institution. Mr. Sanders filled the pulpit at the Presbyterian church Sunday morning, delivering an able sermon – Monticello News, Feb. 27
  • Messrs D. Butts, J. A. Neel and Bob Davis of Union, were in town last Monday on business
  • Mr. W. P. Balkom of Union was in town last Monday on business
  • Mr. J. C. Walden Jr., who has been spending a few days with Mrs. Walden, left for Dothan, AL last Sunday
  • Mr. and Mrs. J. J. McCaskill Jr., of Freeport, were in town last Saturday and Sunday visiting their parents and attending the Chautauqua
  • We were glad to see so many country people in town last Monday
  • Miss. Ida Ray, who was called to her home at Knox Hill on account of the illness of her sister, Miss. Sallie Ray, returned last Sunday.  Her many friends are glad to have her back at the telephone office
  • Mr. Dan Wilkes, of Ponce de Leon, was in town last Saturday
  • Mr. C. E. Hewett, of Antioch, was in town last Sunday visiting his family
  • Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Hughes and son, of Florala, Al were in town last Sunday visiting friends
  • Mr. and Mrs. W. K .Harrell, of Marianna, were in town last Sunday visiting friends.  Mrs. Mary Wooten of Florala, AL was in town last Sunday visiting friends
  • Mr. G. H. Bulter, of Ponce de Leon, was in town last Sunday
  • Mrs. G. H. Harrinon, of Griton, arrived last Saturday to visit relatives
  • Hr. Huggins and Charlie Robinson, of Freeport, were in town last Saturday.  Mrs. L. Miller of Pensacola was in town last Saturday
    • Mr. Tom Alsobrook, of Ponce de Leon was in town the first of the week
    • Mr. and Mrs. L I Smith, of Camp Walton arrived last Monday to visit their son and attend the Chautauqua
    • Mr. J. B. Ward, of Union, was in town last Monday visiting his daughter, Miss. Anna Ward
    • Mrs. Dr. Trammell of Crestview arrived last Saturday to visit her friend, Mrs. Florence and attend the Chautauqua
    • Mr. C. D. Meigs of Mossy Head was in the city Friday visiting his children
    • Mrs. W. L. Lockey of Chipley was in the city Saturday visiting her cousin, Mrs. Burruse Cawthon
    • Mrs. M. O. Brawner of Pensacola is visiting her parents, Dr. and Mrs. D. L. Campbell
    • Mrs. Olih Campbell entertained some of her friends one evening last week at “Forty-two” in honor of her friend, Miss. Mary Lewis of Natchez, Miss, who is visiting her sister, Mrs. P. D. Beville
    • Editor Williams, of the Holmes county Advertiser, was in the city Saturday on business and pleasure combined.  While here he showed his genial countenance in the Herald office for a pleasant few moments.  Ed says he got enough law-making in the last legislature to do him a good while and that he is not in politics this year.
    • W. C. McLean, of Knox Hill, was in the city Saturday
    • Mr. U. R. Woodham, of Portland, was here Saturday
    • Mr. Brett, of New Home, was in DeFuniak last Saturday
    • Mrs. J. Conrad Scott, of Pensacola, was visiting her husband in DeFuniak last Saturday

    The Baptist Ladies will sell homemade cake Friday afternoon at the Dixie Drug Store. Light house keepers and busy house keepers should

    • not miss this opportunity to provide themselves with a delicious cake, made by some of the best cooks in town.
    • Miss. Hemphill, of Chipley , visited Mrs. Burruss Cawthon last Saturday
    • Mr. S. A. Kennedy, of Mossy Head, was in town last Tuesday and made a pleasant call at the Herald office
    • The Young Ladies Missionary Society of the Presbyterian Church will sell Cake and Candy at the Dixie Drug Store Friday
    • Mr. W. Chaffin, of Tallahassee, was the guest of friends here last Saturday
    • Mr. D. A. McLean, of Niceville, was in  town last Sunday visiting his daughter who is attending Palmer College
    • Miss. Mattie Phillips returned to her home at Ocala last week after visiting friends here
    • Miss. Mattie Bell returned from Pensacola last Thursday after spending a few days with her friend Miss. Leah Sutton
    • Miss. Jennie Jackson of Vernon, is the guest of her cousin, Miss. Leah Jackson
    • Miss. Eva Rutherford, of Crestview, was in town last Saturday visiting her parents
    • Mr.  John Richardson who has been quite sick is able to be out among his friends again
    • Mr. WillliamRogers visited Ponce de Leon last Friday on business
    • Misses Eola and Nera Powell returned to attend school again from Dorcas last Tuesday where they had been visiting their parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Powell
    • Mr. J. F. Richbourg of Crestview was in town last Tuesday
    • Mrs. C. D. Meigs of Mossy Head was in town last Tuesday visiting her children
      • Col. W. C. Dodson, of Atlanta, is visiting the family of Mr. W. L. Cawthon
      • Mr. and Mrs. L. I. Smith, who have spent the past two months at Camp Walton, returned Monday accompanied by Dr. A. A. Dye, of Madison, Wis., who is visiting them.

The DeFuniak Herald – February 5, 1914 – Page 6

Freeport

  • Mrs. W. T. Morris is greatly improved to the delight of her many friends.
  • Mrs. H. E. Reese of Portland was visiting her sister, Mrs. Morris the first of the week.
  • Mrs. S. E. Huggins returned from Atlanta this morning where she had been in the Infirmary for the past six weeks. Her many friends are glad to see her so much improved.
  • Warren Melvin was on our streets this week. He represents a fishing establishment at East Pass.
  • The people of our town are expecting great volumes of hot air here today. Many Candidates are expected from all parts of the county and the citizens are expected to turn out with full baskets.
  • Rev. and Mrs. C. J. Buttram are happily domiciled in the Daniels house. They visited Point Washington last Sunday.
  • Rev. C. W. Gavin was in our town last Saturday and Sunday.

[Compiled by Emily Petroskey]

The DeFuniak Herald – February 5, 1914 – Page 6

Mr. Infinger Dead.

Mr. Clark Infinger died Friday night at his house in the Alaqua neighborhood and was buried at the Alaqua church Saturday afternoon at 4 o’clock. “Uncle Clark” had reached the advanced age of eighty-three years and had been in poor health for some time. He is survived by a number of children, all of whom are grown.

The DeFuniak Herald – February 5, 1914 – Page 3

Local News Items: Social and Personal Notes of Local Interest

  • Rev. D. F. Slaughter of Ozark, Ala., was in the city Monday shaking hands with old friends who are always glad to see his genial face.
  • Mrs. Ceal and son, of Birmingham, Ala., who have been here visiting her sister, Mrs. Geo. Davis, left for Jacksonville last Sunday night.
  • Mr. D. E. Richardson returned from Jacksonville last Friday where he had been to attend the Re Union.
  • Mrs. J. C. Walden Sr. was over from Andalusia, Ala., the first of the week to visit home folks.
  • Mrs. Dear left for Miss. last Friday. Mrs. Dear has a host of friends here who hope to see her again soon.
  • Mr. Wm. L. Campbell, of Bruce, was in the city the first of the week.
  • Mr. Pink Ward, of Red Bay, is in the city this week, much to the joy of his many friends here.
  • Mr. Patterson of Atmore, Ala., who has been here visiting his sister, Mrs. Kenneth Bruce, returned to his home last Sunday.
  • Mrs. Lancelot Hughes and daughter, who have been here visiting her parents, Dr. and Mrs. G. P. Morris, left for their home in Ponce de Leon last Friday.
  • Mrs. Seyfrit who has been here visiting her daughter, Mrs. Geo Davis, left for Bonifay last Tuesday.
  • Mr. J. C. Ward, of Union, was in our city last Friday on business.
  • Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Davis and daughter of Deerland were in our city last Saturday visiting friends.
  • Mr. J. M. Wilson and family attended preaching at Gum Creek last Sunday.
  • Rev. and Mrs. Buttrum of Freeport passed through our city last Friday enroute home after a visit to various cities in the county.
  • Miss Ruby Cawthon and brother Mr. Lewis visited Gum Creek last Sunday.
  • Mr. Amos Lewis of Marianna was in the city the first of the week.
  • Mr. Frank attended church at Gum Creek last Sunday.
  • Mr. Walker Green of Argyle was in our city last Friday and made a pleasant call at the Herald Office.
  • Dr. G. P. Morris returned from Carrabelle last Thursday night after spending a few days with friends.
  • Mrs. Obie Adams and daughter visited relatives at Freeport last Sunday.
  • Mrs. T. N. Townsend and children who have been here visiting Dr. E. L. Townsend and family left for their home at Carrabelle last Saturday.
  • Rev. P. M. Scott of Ponce de Leon was in our city last Saturday.
  • Miss Martha Morrison [of] Euchee Valley was in town last Saturday visiting friends and relatives.
  • Mr. D. H. King and mother Mrs. M. King attended preaching at Gum Creek last Sunday.
  • Mr. J.E. Clark of Mossy Head was in town on business last Saturday.
  • Mrs. J.C. Walden Sr. visited her sister Mrs. McLean at Freeport last Friday and Saturday.
  • Mr. and Mrs. L. I. Langley of Alaqua were in town last Saturday.
  • J. C. Walden Jr. visited relatives at Freeport last Saturday.
  • John Fountain of Lakewood was in town last Tuesday.
  • Mrs. Lowell, of Pensacola, arrived last Sunday to visit her friend, Mrs. M. A. Cawthon, [for] a few days.
  • Mr. Frank McLean of Pensacola arrived last night to visit his niece, Mrs. W. K. Jennings.
  • Mrs. Ratclift left last Friday for her home in Gloster, Miss.
  • Dr. C. Thompson received the sad news of the death of his sister, Mrs. Rose Albee, at St. Thomas, Ontario, last Thursday morning.
  • The W. C. T. U. will meet next Tuesday afternoon at 4 o’clock at the home of Mrs. Robert Buchanan.
  • Mr. H. Jernigan, of Portland, is in town visiting his daughter, Mr. Geo. Ward.
  • Dr. Mitchell left last night for Panama City on business.
  • Mrs. Claude Meigs visited friends at Ponce de Leon last Tuesday.
  • Mr. G. W. Parish of Niceville was in town yesterday to visit relatives.
  • Miss Anna Parish left last night for Lucedale, Miss., to attend the graduating exercises of her niece, Miss Hazel Jones.
  • Mrs. Ellen Ames of Texas arrived last Sunday to visit her friend, Mrs. M. A. Cawthon.
  • Mr. D. C. Campbell of Jacksonville was in our city yesterday to visit his father Dr. D. L. Campbell.
  • Mr. Bowers Campbell and family have rented Mrs. Sprague Cottage on the Circle and expect to move in as soon as some repairing is done.
  • By order of the Chancellor Commander of the Felton Lodge K. of P. [Knights of Pythias] there will be a special meeting Monday night the 18th to confer ranks. All members are earnestly requested to be present at this meeting.
  • Dr. S. E. Stephens of Mossy Head was in town on business  Tuesday.
  • Mr. Dave Adams, of Paxton, was in our city the first of the week on business.
  • Mr. J. J. Meigs of Mossy Head visited our city on business Monday.
  • Messrs. R. E. L. Jones, D. Jones and John Cortney of Ealum were in town the first of the week.
  • Mr. Geo. Keene of Mossy Head was in town last Monday.
  • Messrs. Bud Adams and Allen Jones of Ealum were in town the first of the week.
  • Mr. Oscar Helms of Mossy Head was in town Tuesday.
  • Mr. H. E. Wickersham and family visited relatives at Knox Hill Sunday afternoon.
  • Mr. Norman Gillis of Knox Hill was in town the first of the week.
  • Mrs. A. D. Douglass and son Curry of Pleasant Ridge were in town Wednesday.
  • Mr. Chas. McIver, of Bruce, was in our city the first of the week.
  • Messrs. J. N. Boothe and W. D. McCallum of Dorcas were in our city last Tuesday.
  • Mrs. Miller and son Arthur of Bonifay visited relatives here Monday.
  • D. G. Ray and Alvin Gillis visited friends at Westville last Sunday
  • Mr. R. P. Winslett visited Bonifay, Caryville and Westville looking after Telephone business last Saturday.
  • Mesdames Chas. and Harvey Turner and son visited relatives at Mossy Head last Thursday.
  • Mrs. Jim Brigman of Westville returned to her home Wednesday after spending several days with her sister, Mrs. T. J. Miller.

[Compiled by Emily Petroskey]

The DeFuniak Herald – February 5, 1914 – Page 2

Deerland

  • Pretty weather and good health prevails.
  • Revs. Brunk and Griffith preached at Deerland schoolhouse Sunday.
  • J. E. Ward attended Justice court at Mossy Head Saturday.
  • Misses Kate and Minnie Ward visited at Mossy Head Saturday.
  • W. J. Davis was on business at DeFuniak Saturday.
  • John Wright and family was here the last of the week visiting Mr. Wright’s parents.
  • J. E. McConnell was in Pensacola Saturday on business.
  • E. C. Hart and family visited on the south side Saturday and Sunday.
  • Will and Alex McCallum attended church here Sunday.
  • W. G. Miller, Mr. and Mrs. M. P. Hart, Mrs. P. M. Griffith were among the visitors at the Bolton house Sunday.
  • Commissioner Steel was in our parts Monday.
  • J. W. McSwain passed through Tuesday morning going to DeFuniak.
  • W. A. Jernigan and wife visited down Crestview way Monday.
  • Mrs. M. D. Miller of Bonifay was in town last Sunday visiting her sister, Mrs. W. F. Meigs.

[Compiled by Emily Petroskey]

The DeFuniak Herald – February 5, 1914 – Page 2

Red Bay

  • Clifford Meigs, of DeFuniak and Randall Hughes of Ponce de Leon were down here Sunday.
  • Mrs. Neil McLeod visited her mother, Mrs. David George, at the Valley Sunday.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Pat Kennington of Ponce de Leon spent Sunday with their parents.
  • Miss Irene Brown spent last week at home.
  • Rev. Peacock of Pleasant Valley preached here Sunday.
  • J.R. Brown and Marshall Chamberlain were in DeFuniak last week.
  • Daniel Alec McDonald and Reg Sanford were in Ponce de Leon on business Wednesday.
  • Edgar Chamberlain was in Argyle Sunday.
  • Tom Chamberlain wears a smile these days twice as long and large as the ordinary father wears. His twins are named Hurtis and Curtis.
  • The young people under the management of Mrs. Brown and Mrs. McLeod are practicing for a play to be given in about two weeks. It is to be given to raise funds with which to purchase a new fence to be used around the cemetery. A worthy object, and we are sure the young folks will receive the encouragement and patronage they deserve.

[Compiled by Emily Petroskey]

The DeFuniak Herald – February 5, 1914 – Page 2

Ealum

  • The health of the community is generally good- only colds.
  • Most farmers are preparing their land for farming, though some say it is too early. By the looks of it, spring is here.
  • Mr. Leonard Bell made a business trip to Florala last week.
  • The debate at Liberty last Thursday night was fine and enjoyed by all.
  • J.R. Turner and daughter Miss Vivian went to Mossy Head last Saturday.
  • The little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Connie Jones is quite ill.
  • Mr. Tom Price, who moved here from Waycross, Ga., some two weeks ago returned last week. They leave but they have to come back to Florala.
  • Miss S.E. Ray spent Saturday and Sunday with home folks.
  • Miss Ruth Shelly left Saturday for Bonifay to visit her sister. BHer friends were sorry to see her leave, especially some of the boys.
  • Charlie Prater and Jesse Tompson were at DeFuniak last Friday.
  • Murie Bell and wife, from Glendale, were visiting their parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.R. Turner, last Friday.
  • Notwithstanding the rain last Friday night the debate at Gum Creek was fine and enjoyed by all.

[Compiled by Emily Petroskey]

The DeFuniak Herald – February 5, 1914 – Page 1

Local News

  • Mrs. Cleveland entered the DeFuniak Sanitarium today for treatment for at least two weeks. Despite her appearance and vigorous health, she is a longtime constant sufferer and we hope this course of treatment will restore her to complete health. She will be glad to see any friends who desire to call on her at the Sanitarium.
  • The Broward Literary Society held their regular meeting last Friday afternoon. President Herman Stapleton called the meeting to order, the Secretary, Miss Kate Meigs read the minutes of the last meeting, Miss Myrtice-Straughn announced news items, Misses Kate Meigs and Malena Murray played a piano duet, Lula Mae Fugua delivered a recitation, and the Jolly Boys sang a song before the meeting was adjourned.  They will not meet next Friday due to examinations.
  • Master Alex Gillis of Palmer College spent last Saturday and Sunday with his parents at Knox Hill.
  • Miss Gussie Miller left last Saturday for Florala, Ala., to spend a few days with relatives.
  • Miss Eva Rutherford, of Crestview, spent Saturday and Sunday as the guests of her parents.
  • Mr. Curry Douglas, of Ponce de Leon, stopped on his way to Florala, Ala., last Saturday.
  • Miss Helen McDonald visited relatives and friends at Argyle Saturday.
  • Mr. William Rogers seems to have recovered from a severe attack of acute indigestion which he suffered the first of the week.
  • If the ground hog didn’t see his shadow last Monday, it was his own fault, therefore we may expect the usual forty days of bad weather.
  • Mr. J.H. Laird, of West Bay, was in town last Thursday on business.
  • Mr. A. L. Moore, of Ponce de Leon, was in town last Thursday on business.
  • Mr. and Mrs. A.D. Ray, of Rat Head, were in town last Saturday visiting friends.
  • Mr. S. M. McCan, of Ponce de Leon, was in town last Saturday on business.
  • Mr. Wm. Bishop, of Argyle, was in town last Saturday on business.
  • Mr. W. J. Davis, of Deerland, was in town last Saturday visiting friends.
  • Miss Alma White, of Bonifay, arrived yesterday to visit her parents, Mr. and Mrs. F.J. White.
  • Mr. A.H. Rothmeyer, of Denison, Texas, arrived yesterday to visit his friends, Mr. F. J. White and family.
  • Mr. W. M. Smith, of Glendale, was in town last Saturday visiting friends.
  • Mrs. George Davis returned from Bonifay last Saturday after spending a few days with her sisters there.
  • Mr. Ross Lathinghouse returned from Freeport last Sunday and has accepted a position at the Racket Store.
  • Mr. C.E. Hewitt, of Antioch, was in town last Sunday visiting his family.
  • Mr. Britt and sister, of New Home, was in town last Monday visiting friends.
  • Mr. W. C. McLean, of Knox Hill, was in town last Monday visiting his sister, Mrs. A. R. Campbell.
  • Marshall Wester was pretty sociable the first of the week, and a good many of the boys responded to his call for three dollars for work on the road.
  • Mr. Ealum, of Glendale, was in town last Friday on business.
  • Misses Eola and Nora Powell, who are stopping at Mr. A.R. Campbell’s to attend High School, visited their parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.A. Powell at Dorcas last Saturday and Sunday.
  • J. Ross Helms will leave Florala next Sunday for DeFuniak Springs, and on Monday he expects to begin coaching the baseball club of the Palmer College. He will be accompanied by Mrs. Helms and a son, Ross Jr., who will live at DeFuniak until baseball season opens and Ross goes back to the Texas League. Florala News Democrat
  • Mr. D.E. Murphy, of Glendale, was in town last Monday on business.
  • Mr. R. S. Parish, of Gaskin, was in town last Monday visiting relatives.
  • Mr. R.B. Tucker, of Paxton, was in town last Monday and made a pleasant call at the Herald office.
  • Dr. S. E. Stephens, of Mossy Head, was in our little city last Saturday.
  • Mr. William Hart, of Dorcas, was in town last Saturday shaking hands with his many friends.
  • Mrs. B.P. Morris and son Roy visited relatives at River Junction last Thursday.
  • County Commissioner C.D. Meigs, of Mossy Head, was in the city Friday on business connected with the hard roads.
  • Rev. Sidney J. Catts has been appointed Chaplain of the First Florida Brigade, United Confederate Veterans, with the rank of major, and a letter from Brigadier General F.E. Day gives a brief outline of the Veteran’s Day exercise at the coming Chautauqua that should make it one of the best ever held during the history of the organization.
  • Miss Susie Mae Walden left last Thursday for Florala, Ala., to visit her sister, Mrs. Edney, a few days, and from there she will join her father, Mr. J.C. Walden Sr. at Antioch.
  • Mrs. M.A. Murphy, of St. Louis, arrived last Wednesday and is living in her cottage in the south part of town.
  • S.K. Miller, of Florala, Ala., was in town last Thursday visiting friends.

[Compiled by Emily Petroskey]

The DeFuniak Herald – February 29, 1914 – Article excerpts

Article Excerpts

  •  Tourists’ Club (1)
    • Our Northern Visitors Organize
    • Meetings to be held every Wednesday Afternoon
    • A number of northern tourists and citizens of DeFuniak coming from other states met in Alpine park last Thursday afternoon, January 29 with the various northern states represented as follows: Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio, Nouth Dakota, Maine, West Virginia, Minnesota, New York. (names listed under each state, most from Ohio)
    • Total Membership: 60
    • Officers elected are W.R. Thatcher, president; W.V. Hadley, vice president; S.M. Terry, Secretary; and G. Wade, Treasurer
    • The object of the club is to enable the tourists to come together once a week to socialize.
    • Weekly meetings to be held Wednesday afternoons, the first being held yesterday afternoon at the Hotel Walton. The next meeting will be held at the Armory
  • Bold Theft (1)
    • A thief stole a good suit of clothes last Monday morning from the premises of Mr. C.E. Hewitt, at the corner of Nelson Ave and 4th St.
    • Mr. Hewitt’s new suit had been hung out on a line to air when it was stolen.
    • Bloodhounds were brought out but failed to catch a scent
    • At this time of year, Florida is pretty well filled with tramps and “that specimen of near trap known as the pencil vendor, the umbrella mender, the itinerant corn doctor and other such dangerous and suspicious characters.”
    • When one of these people loiters around your home or place of business, call the marshal and have him sent to jail or out of town, and keep valuables out of sight.
    • There have been several thefts like this in DeFuniak this winter.
  • Tax Notice (1)
    • D.A. Gillis, Tax Assessor, and James  A. McLean will be at the following places on the following dates to assess taxes for 1914 and collect taxes for 1913:
    • Freeport on February 9, Portland on February 10, Santa Rosa on February 11, Niceville on February 12, Pt. Washington on February 13.
  • Fire Sunday Night (1)
    • A fire last Sunday night burned the top off the old Len Richards building, located at the corner of Nelson Ave and 11th St, near Beach, Rogers and Co.’s plainer
  • County Fathers (1)
    • County Commissioners met last Monday/Tuesday
    • Very busy and productive day: the Herald was designated as the paper for doing the official printing this year.
    • The voting place in Alaqua precinct No. 8 is moved to the Jack Henderson place
    • The county is appropriating $125 as a supplement to the state appropriation for Canning Club work in Walton County
  • See the Point? (1)
    • Story of a farmer ordering goods from elsewhere being harassed by a local merchant about not buying local, and the farmer replies he didn’t know the merchant sold what he needed, he should have advertised in the local paper.
    • McAllister (Okla.) Bulletin
  • Up Against It (2)
    • Superintendent Trotman stated that Defuniak’s special school district needs $1740, making some provision fro the special tax warrants to be taken up, or the seven lowest grades will be discontinued.
    • If the city can raise $1000 the school board will handle the situation, and needs to be handled at once, because teachers can’t be expected to work without pay.
  • School Districts (2)
    • Walton County school districts have been recently rearranged and are now composed of the cities as follows
    • District 1: Gaskin, Darlington, Glendale, Ealum, Argyle, Eucheeanna, Moores, Knox  Hill
    • District 2: Paxton, Laurel Hill, Yellow River, Shoal River, Crestview, Boggy Bayou, Mossy Head
    • District 3: DeFuniak, Alaqua, Freeport, Portland, Mossy Head, Bruce, Pt. Washington, Santa Rosa
  • Good Road (2)
    • Despite bad weather, the recent work done by DeFuniak citizens on Eucheeanna road done on the 21st of last November is holding up well.
    • The Herald editor, being fierce and unterrified, inspected it himself and believes if any attention were given to the road, it would hold up well in comparison to other roads
  • Family Reunion (2)
    • At Dorcas on January 27th, the Hinote connection held a reunion.
    • They celebrated the 81st birthday of Mrs. Mariah Hinote, who has resided at Dorcas for the past 25 years.
    • Sixty-two of her descendants were present, forty were absent, and sixteen have died, bringing the grand total of descendants to 118.
    • Mrs. Hinote is the mother of Mrs. Alex McCallum of Dorcas, who was born in Georgia 61 years ago.
  • 50thAnniversary (2)
    • At the next meeting of Felton Lodge No. 63 Knights of Pythias, they will be discussing how to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the order.
    • The celebration will be held the night of the 19th of March.
    • The organization is being renewed with improved attendance and a determination to get down to business.
  • W. C. T. U. (2)
    • Last Tuesday at the home of Mrs. John Richardson, a large gathering of ladies spent the afternoon discussing the work of the Women’s Christian Temperance Union and the hopes and plans for another year.  Short and informal addresses were given
    • Mrs. Manning, the local president was very happy with the promised help from the members.
    • Mrs. Murphy of St. Louis gave a short but impressive address, and it was decided to hold a Williard memorial service in two weeks.
    • After the program ladies adjourned to the dining room for a buffet luncheon was served.
  • Church Directory (2)
    • Lists events and times for the Methodist Church, Baptist Church, Presbyterian Church, Universalist Church, and Episcopal Church
  • Local Blurbs (2)
    • The announcement column includes Herman Bludworth’s campaign announcement for re-election.  He  has one term of excellent service, which is a stronger recommendation than any the Herald could give
    • Mr. James L. Clary is entering politics with his announcement to run for Tax Collector.  He is very popular and that will help his campaign
    • Mr. A. W. Powell is running for County Commissioner.  He is competent man and promises to serve the interests of the county faithfully.
  • Let the Hide Go With the Hair: Again, What the Records Show (5)
    •  Letter and political advertisement from W.H. Mapoles
    • C.D. Meigs, Herman Bludworth, J.C. Steel and J. J. Ward are trying to make him the scapegoat for the passing of the unpopular Senate Bill No. 431, which he says was drawn from the diction of these commissioners by W. W. Flournoy and passed though the senate by Mr. H. H. Lindsey.
    • According to excerpts printed rom the House Journal of May 11, 1913, the only road law Mr. Mapoles was involved with was House Bill 808, entitled An Act to Amend Chapter 6315, Laws of Florida Approved June 6, 1911, being an act entitled “An Act to provide for the (illegible) and method  of operating, establishing, building, constructing and mainstaining public roads and bridges in Walton County Florida.”
    • The full text of the Bill 808 is printed.
  • Effective Advertising , Something Our Town Has Long Needed (6)
    • Mr. J. Leslie Taylor of Chicago whose presence in our city was noted in those columns last week, is interesting the people of DeFuniak Springs in an advertising proposition, which should benefit the town and county.
    • People’s response shows an awakening interest in practical advertising which will bring families to DeFuniak
    • Mr. Taylor informed the Herald that the cost of producing a book of descriptive advertising matter is small and if it is agreeable to others, he should have no difficulty raising the amount needed to print 10,000 copies guaranteed, though that number might not be enough to properly advertise DeFuniak Springs
    • The Herald surmises that the people in the north have long had their eyes on Florida, and a sufficient quantity of books will be needed to reach them.
    • The Editor of the Herald only owns one piece of real estate, a burial lot in the cemetery, and he will contribute $5 in the hopes that the money for books will be raised by June 1st.  The difference in the size of his property compared to the readers shows the proportion for what readers should contribute.
    • The Editor won’t directly benefit from contributions, as the printing will be done in Chicago, but everyone will generally benefit from the advertising.
  • Bold Robbery, Jackson’s Store Burglarized Second Time Within Three Months (6)
    • R.H. Jackson’s grocery store was robbed presumably last Saturday night when a thief removed a pane of glass from a rear window.
    • Dogs taken to the scene were unable to catch a scent on Monday morning, which suggests the robbery took place Saturday.
    • $5.30 was left in the cash drawer by Mr. Jackson when he closed the store, and that’s all that’s been discovered taken, though some attempt was made to get into the safe.
    • The same store was burglarized three months ago, though then it was kept quiet in hopes of catching the thief.
  • Residence Sold (6)
    • Messrs Frank and Walter Cawthon purchased Mr. J. J. Meig’s residence o n the corner of Nelson Avenue and Seventh Street, which is currently occupied by the family of Mr. G. H. Campbell.
  • Robbed the “Dixie” (6)
    • A gentle thieflet broke into the Dixie Drug Company’s store last Sunday night and stole several dollars worth of small change left in the cash register.
    • The burglar entered through a window in Dr. McKinnon’s office.
    • Robberies are coming to be uncomfortably frequent lately; A few weeks ago $35 in cash was stolen from the passenger depot and about the same amount was recently stolen from Mr. L. F. Cochran’s jewelry store while he was at supper.
    • If these crimes are committed by one person, the thief is making pretty good wages.
  • Mr. Infinger Dead (6)
    • Mr. Clark Infinger died Friday night at his home in Alaqua, and was buried at the Alaqua church Saturday afternoon at 4:00.
    • “Uncle Clark” had reached 83 years old and had been in poor health for some time.
    • He is survived by a number of children, all of whom are grown.
  • Blurb (6)
    • Remember the speaking next Saturday at Laurel Hill.
    • This gives everybody a good chance to hear Bill Maples crow on his own perch.  Everybody go.
  • Managers and Clerks of the Primary Election to be Held June 2, 1914 (6)
    • No. 1 Knox Hill
      • M. K .Rushing
      • E. V. Crawford
      • H. A. McDonald, managers
      • W. M. Smith, clerk
    • No. 2 Eucheeanna
      • G. D. W. Rushing
      • J. D. Anderson
      • Lee Lindsey, managers
      • E. R. Ward, clerk
    • No. 3 Glendale
      • B.G. Bell
      • J. L. Edwards
      • Noah Smith, managers
      • J. F. Howell, clerk
    • No. 4 Darlington
      • D. B. Miles
      • C. J. Sutton
      • Henry Scott, managers
      • Angus Green, clerk
    • No. 5 Paxton
      • J. M Fountain
      • B. B. Miller
      • Frank Harrison, managers
      • W. B. Miller, clerk
    • No. 6 Yellow River
      • W. A. Campbell
      • Tom Clary
      • T. Holley, managers
      • John Moore, clerk
    • No. 7 Shoal River
      • J. W. McSwain
      • J. M Miller
      • John McCallum,  managers
      • J. J. Ellis, clerk
    •  No. 8 Alaqua
      • E. W. Adkison
      • R. F. Owens
      • C. E. Infinger, managers
      • Lee Trotman, clerk
    • No. 9 Boggy
      • W. F. McGriff
      • J. F. Allen
      • S. S. Spence, managers
      • B. P. Edge, clerk
    • No 10 Portland
      • Ben King
      • H. Jernigan
      • W. J. Kelly, managers
      • J. W. Kelly, clerk
    • No. 11 Freeport
      • J. J. McCaskill, Jr.
      • H. D. Donaldson
      • E. H. Miller, managers
      • W. T. Morris, clerk
    • No. 12 Mossy Bend
      • Jackson Grice
      • W. D. Rigdon
      • J. R. Brown, managers
      • John F. Grice, clerk
    • No. 13 Bruce
      • John Pate
      • John F. Silcox
      • W. J. Ward Jr. Managers
      • H. A. Varnum, clerk
    • No. 14 DeFuniak
      • M. T. King
      • Chas. Murray Jr.
      • J. B. Morrison, managers
      • Walter Cawthon, clerk
    • No. 15 Crestview
      • J. T. Green
      • A. P. Cutts
      • Willie Edge, managers
      • J. D. Cobb, clerk
    • No. 16 Mossy Head
      • W. E Nichols
      • A. J. Covington
      • Jack Richardson, managers
      • H. P. Turner, clerk
    • No. 17 Ealum
      • Horace Jones
      • W. J. Daughtry
      • H. C. Miller, managers
      • D. L. Calvin, clerk
    • No. 18 Laurel Hill
      • H. M. Stokes
      • P. J. Steele
      • A. D. Campbell, managers
      • Mack Tyner, clerk
    • No. 19 Moores
      • A. A. McLean
      • A. Moore
      • J. J. Byrd, managers
      • D. P. Vaughn, clerk
    • No. 20 Gaskin
      • Arnie Pryor
      • Jake Griffith
      • K. W. Johnson, managers
      • R. W. Parish, clerk
    • No. 21 Pt. Washington
      • H. F. Wise
      • G. W. Umderwood
      • S. A. Wesley, managers
      • W. H. Wesley, clerk
    • No 22 Santa Rosa
      • W. D. Lower
      • C. T. Nutting
      • Owen M. Allen, managers
      • Wm. M. Wilson, clerk
    • No. 23 Argyle
      • G. M Bishop
      • W. D. McLean
      • J. W. Helms, managers
      • T. S. Merritt, clerk
    • Published by Chas. H. Gordon, Clerk Board County Commissioners
  • Cowpeas for Hot Pasture (7)
    • Florida farmers should supply hogs with green pastures rather than dry food, which isn’t as thrifty won’t make them grow as much.
    • The cowpea does well in warm sandy areas, especially Florida, and is a short season crop, which takes 60-90 days to mature, depending on the specific variety
    • It can be planted during the season in between rows or after the spring and summer harvests
    • When planted as food for hogs, cowpeas can be planted any time from mid-March to early August, and are best planted in two week intervals to keep pastures green.
    • Planting:
      • Cowpeas are best planted in a well plowed seed bed in rows 2-2.5 feet apart.
      • ½ a bushel per acre is ideal distribution.
      • When the plants reach 1-2 inches high, cultivate them once or twice.
      • At 15-18 inches high, pasturing can begin, which should be 6-8 weeks after planting.
    • Varieties
      • Many varieties exists, though some are better suited to this area than others
      • Out of 150 varieties tested, the Brabiam? and Iron grew best
    • Fertilization
      • Fertilization is unnecessary unless they are planted in poor, sandy soil.
  • Bad Money (7)
    • An unknown man presented an altered two dollar bill which had been changed to a twenty  at the Big Store yesterday
    • Before he could be pulled, he disappeared with his bad currency.
  • Lost (7)
    • On February 14, somewhere between the depot and her home, Miss. Gussie McCall lost a cold handled parasol with her home engraved on the handle
    • A reward is offered for its return
  • Japanese Foreign Affairs (7)
    • The Japanese minister of foreign affairs, Baron Mikano, spoke in the imperial parliament on January 21st regarding the unsatisfactory condition of the negotiations with the United States over the alien land laws of California.  It is declared at Washington that an attempt will be made to reach a basis of agreement with Japan on this difficult point
  • Look Out (8)
    • In about three weeks there will be big events taking place in DeFuniak, though the event is very secret for now and may be complicated by the Mexican situation and may involve foreign nations.
    • Next week the Herald will reveal what’s going on, though they have been warned that “the worst is yet to come.”

Compiled by Emily Petroskey

The DeFuniak Herald – February 29, 1914 – Advertisements

Contributed by Emily Petroskey

 

Advertisements

  •  Cawthon State Bank (1)
  • First National Bank (1)
  • Newsham Jobbing Work (1)
  • Parish’s (1)
    • ½ off all ready-to-wear goods
  • For Sale (1)
    • Two good horses, Apply to L.H. Cawthon
  • J. Cady, Merchant Tailor (1)
    • Invites patronage, is located just behind the Herald office
    • Suits made to order and satisfaction guaranteed, Cleaning, pressing, dyeing and repairing of all kinds
  • Dixie Drug Co. (2 & 4 & 7)
    • School Books & School Supplies
  • Perdue & McDonald (2 & 4 & 5)
    • Draying Hauling & Moving
  • DeFuniak Drug Co. (2)
    • “The Smile Behind the Beverage”
    • When You’re Sick Your Wages Stop- Rexall Olive Oil Emulsion, a nerve, blood and strength building medicine.
  • Idlewood Hotel & Cottages, Scotts Ferry, FL (3)
    • Where to go fishing- Idlewood Florida on the Dead Lakes
    • No laws prohibiting fishing at any time
  • Boarding House (3 & 4 & 5 & 7)
    • Mrs. Callie Sellars, Proprietress
    • Clean beds, clean towels, plenty to eat, meals 25¢
    • Rate by week or month, North 9th St
  • The Big Store (3 & 6)
    • Sells everything including Studebaker and Cawthon Wagons and Sea Fowl and Cotton Bowl Guano
    • Millinery Department is well stocked with a complete line of the very latest ideas in millinery and ladies dress goods
    • Image: Kabo Style 4025
  • DeFuniak Furniture Company (3 & 6)
    • Minnows, Reels, Rods, Lines, and everything else for fisherman except booze and bait
    • Quality and price on furniture of all kinds
  • For Sale or Rent (3)
    • Six room house on east Baldwin Avenue, two blocks from Post office.  See W. A. McLeod
  • DeFuniak Drug Co. (3)
    • Doctor’s prescription filled day or night by registered pharmacist
  • For Sale Cheap (3)
    • White and Brown Leghorns- Charles Cawthon
  • For Exchange (3)
    • Two houses and five lots in Wausau, FL.  Will exchange for A “Ford” automobile or any other car as good.  Will sell cheap.  M. Sullivan, Glendale, FL
  • L&N Excursions (4)
    • Jacksonville, FL Round-Trip, Annual Reunion United Confederate Veterans May 3-7 inclusive. $6.05 for trip, void after May 15th, can be extended to June 4 for 50 cents
    • Nashville, TN Round-Trip, Account of Southern Baptist Convention, May 8-13. $15.75, void after May 30, can be extended to June 15th for $1
    • Atlanta, GA Round-Trip, Account of Annual Meeting Imperial Council Ancient Arabic Order Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, date of sale May 7-12 inclusive. $10.05, void after May 20. Can be extended to June 20 for $1.
    • See local agent for further information
  • Dr. C. B. McKinnon, Physician & Surgeon (4 & 5)
  • J.D. Raborn, Physician & Surgeon (4 & 5)
  • Blacksmith Shop (4 & 5)
    • Now open at the Thomas Miller Old Stand
    • J.A. Baggett, Proprietor
    • Horseshoeing 75¢ per pair, or $1.40 all around.  General repair work on buggies, wagons, etc. Wood, steel or iron work at a reasonable price.
  • Chas. P. Diamond, Lawyer (4 & 5)
    • Office in Cawthon State Bank Building
  • W.T. Bludworth , Attorney at Law and Solicitor in Chancery (4 & 5)
    • Will practice in Supreme Court and lower courts of Florida and United States Courts
    • Office in building formerly occupied by John F. Watson
  • H.L. Grace, Attorney at Law (4 & 5)
    • Will practice in all courts except criminal law in Walton County
  • Star Theater (4 & 5 & 7)
    • Daily change of program of the best class of movies, starting every night except Sunday at 7 p.m. A Moral place for pastime
    • Admission: 5¢ and 10¢
  • The Sanitary Market (4 & 5)
    • Now Open, A.H. Hamilton, Proprietor
    • General line of Fregh (sic) Meats of All Kinds, Vegetables, etc.
    • Market Located at Former Stand Occupied by R.H. Stapleton
  • Best Market Native & Western Beef (4 & 5 & 7)
  • James A. McLean, Fire Insurance Agent (4 & 5)
  • Dr. E.L. Townsend, Dentist (6)
    • White Patronage Solicited
    • Crown & Bridge Work a Specialty
  • The Buckeye Laundry (6)
    • Send laundry by parcel post, will pay return postage, prices right and work guaranteed
  • Real Estate for Sale (6)
    • ½ of Block 1806, containing about 10 acres, and also about 3 acres in Block No. 248, near the high school, all in DeFuniak Springs
    • Apply to Joseph Cochran, 715 Poydras Street, New Orleans, LA
  • W.E. Parish & Co. (7)
    • A Grand Spring Opening at Parish & Company’s, Friday & Saturday March 12th and 13th
    • Special Program: the store will be closed from 10 to 4 on Thursday, at which time the store will be opened and we will show all the latest creations in spring millieery (sic), including imported novelties and a splendid line of dress goods, etc.
    • A cordial invitation is extended to the public to attend this opening
  • Cash Millinery Store (7)
    • New millinery store opened in the store room formerly occupied as the annex of McCaskiill & Croft
    • Under the management of Mrs. J. Katcliff, recently of Gloster, Mississippi
  • Circle Store (7)
    • W.T. May
    • Carries vegetables, fruits and fancy groceries
  • Palmer College and Academy for Boys & Girls (7)
    • Rev. Lynn Walker, D.D. & Prof. W.M. Kemper, Principal
    • Located in DeFuniak Springs, Seat of Winter Chautauqua, highest altitude in Florida, no malaria, unprecedented health record
    • Well equipped school buildings, two dorms, careful oversight, moderate expenses
    • Devoted distinctly to genuine happy home life, thorough education and character building through personal attention and competent instruction
    • Departments: Elementary, Music, Art, Elocution, Physical Culture, Gymnasium, Outdoor Sports- Tennis, Baseball, Baseball(?)
    • Enrollment increased last year 78%
  • DeFuniak Furniture Co. (8)
    • Call on us and get our prices on everything in the Furniture and Hardware line
    • Make our Store Headquarters while you are in town
    • See our line of wire fencing
    • A big  line trunks of all kinds
  • Furnished Rooms (8)
    • Nicely furnished rooms at Mr. S. A. Cawthon’s residence on Crescent Street
  • DeFuniak Drug Co. (8)
    • All the latest novelties in sterling silver, Parisian ivory goods
  • For Sale or Rent (8)
    • State Room House on East Baldwin Avenue, two blocks from Post Office
    • See W. A. McLeod
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