The Breeze – May 9, 1912 – General News

Happenings in our Neighboring Villages

Pleasant Hill

  • Miss Daisie L Foreman, of Perate (sic), Ala. is spending a few days with her Uncle, WA Jernigan.
  • Riley Bass, who has been working at JN Booths leaves for his home in Ala., Monday.
  • All day sing at Davis School House, Sunday the 4th
  • WF  and DH Arnett & Giley Mason called at A Jernigans, Sunday
  • WJH Matthews called at WF Arnett’s Sunday evening
  • Hardy Davis called at AD Ward’s Sunday
  • Rev. Riley will preach at Pleasant Hill, Sunday

Bruce

  • Miss Callie Ward teaches here satisfactorily
  • Misses Lillie & Laura Ward are at home for a while
  • Ralph Snowden came from DeFuniak to visit home folks
  • Mrs ER Ward, of Freeport, spends the week with her mother at JJ Ward’s
  • M/M NS Townsend were shopping here Monday
  • John F Silcox has moved here
  • WA Ward was in Washington Co. last week
  • WF Commander was over from Ebro, Monday on business
  • M/M C Ward were here on business, Monday
  • Mr. Joe Ward is still confined to her bed for over a year at home of her sone JJ Ward
  • Dr. Strong was called to see John Bozeman’s wife and baby last week. Mrs. Bozeman is improving, but the baby died Saturday night
  • Henry Rogers continues to show “Hard Sense” in running the school – long article.

Local News

  • AJ Loudermilk came up from Pt. Washington, Monday
  • RE McCaskill was in Pensacola Monday & Tuesday
  • WF Croft was in Crestview on business Sunday night
  • CA Moreland of the Brown Hotel was in Pensacola, Monday
  • “If feed goes much higher the dairymen will have to raise the price or dilute the milk.”
  • Doctor Adams & John Henderson of Glendale were here Monday
  • Henry Jernigan was here Monday on his way to Veteran’s reunion in Macon
  • MC Braswell is back from Florala where he ran a lunch stand during the Chautauqua
  • Unusual number attended the Commissioner’s meeting Monday.
  • Col. Flournoy left last night for Jacksonville meeting of State Executive Committee
  • WK Jennings bought the Saunders cottage just west of Mrs/ Mannings and will move in soon
  • Dr. Frank Cawthon has caught the fishing fever
  • JW Kelly of Portland was here Monday
  • WH Kennington of Red Bay was here Monday
  • NO Straughn of Florala was here first of the week
  • Quarterman McCaskill was here on business Monday
  • EW Richardson has opened a colored grocery store in the east end of town
  • M/M Herman Bludworth of Eucheeanna were in town Monday
  • AF Paderick continues to offer his house for rent or sale
  • JT McKinnon continues to offer pur bred Jersey Duroc pigs for sale
  • Joe Allen of the Breeze has the measles.
  • Major Harley Cawthon & Lt. Stinson are attending school for officers at St Augustine this week
  • Mr Biddle, chairman of the street committee, is having work done on the streets
  • Miss Gladys Storrs had a birthday party with 25 friends, Tuesday afternoon
  • Theo. Tharp now with the Crown Bottling Works at DeFuniak Springs came up Tuesday and spent Wednesday here with friends and relatives – Chipley Verdict
  • Rev. ACS Smythe purchased the WB McLeod farm east of town and will reside there with his sons, who will arrive about the first of the year
  • Dr & Mrs. WG Wade, spending winter with Capt. & Mrs. Lason, returned to their home in Monmouth, Maine thi week
  • County Commissioners: Monday approved firearms bonds for JW Taunton & JH Poole; notary bonds for SK Gillis & JH Warren; referring pension application of JE Owens to the UVC for examination; paid Dan Geohagan $25 for road right of way.
  • M/M MA Warren and daughter Myrtie held a graduation party for the seniors of Walton High School
  • Complete results of first Democratic primary, 30 April 1912 is printed.

Meeting of Ex. Comm.

Voting canvass – lengthy article; people named: SK Miller, WP Balkom, Peck Cawthon, Mr. McCrimmon, JG Churchwell, NO Straughn, JK Spradley, JD Howell, Herman Bludworth, Campbell, Henderson, Jeff Richbourg, Col. Steele, CD Meigs Mapoles

City Council meeting: ordinance regarding pool rooms – fixed age at 18 and laid out rules for operation. Sales of soft drinks, etc. on Sunday was tabled till next meeting. Delinquent taxes sale set for first Monday in July. Police docket addressed

The Schooner Thos. W. Knight, employed by Standard Oil, is at Pt. Tampa for a couple of weeks while Capt. TL Parrish visits home folks.

JH Richbourg thanks for support in vote and reminds public that he will be in second primary and asks for support, then; several others did same.

Teacher’s exams will be held at High School 4 June 1912 – books are listed from which questions will be asked

FT Nolin, one of Darlington’s leading farmers, in town Monday says the rain is hampering planting as well as ruing crops.

[Contributed by Mary Ellen Wexler]

The Breeze – December 7, 1911 – Page 1

GENERAL NEWS

 

 

DAVIS SCHOOL HOUSE MENTIONED
(PLEASANT HILL) Rev. S. G. Settles will preach at the Davis school house on the 3rd Sunday.

MOVING PICTURE MACHINE ORDERED
(PLEASANT HILL) Sam Arnett has ordered him a moving picture machine.

CATAMOUNT KILLED
(NICEVILLE) J. F. Edge killed a catamount Wednesday morning whcih measured four and a half feet in length.

SHERIFF JEFFRIES MAKES A STRIKE
(BRUCE) Deputy Sheriff Jeffries made a strike at Bruce on Sunday night, and took back with him to DeFuniak a man and woman wanted for alledged infractions of the moral law.

EBENEZER KNOWN AS GUM CREEK
Edler B. J. Wilson will preach at Ebenezer, known as the Gum Creek church, on the 5th Sunday in this month at 11 o’clock. All are cordially invited to hear him.

PONCE DE LEON POSTMASTER INSANE
A. G. Murphy, postmaster at Ponce de Leon, went insane last week, after it is reported a post office inspector checked him up over a thousand dollars short in his accounts with the department.

 

Contributed by Michael Strickland

The Breeze – January 4, 1912

Niceville News:

Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Allen of Garniers came up to spend the Holidays with friends and relatives.

Mr. and Mrs. E.J. Allen and Miss Garrett of Pt. Washington are spending this week here.

Mrs. H.W. Johnson is improving.

Dr. O.O. Enzor of Freeport was transacting business here Monday.

Mr. and Mrs. Archibald left Tuesday for Clayroy where they will make their home for a while.

Hunting at Pippin’s Lake on Monday: B.P. and Master Joel S. Edge, D.P. McKinzie, S.S. Spencer, Henry George, Jr., Walter Miller, and T.W. Edward.

J.A. Jordan returned home to Crestview after 3 weeks visit here.

R.I. Sutton went to DeFuniak to spend Christmas with his family.

Dr. Lewis of Pensacola was here on business, this Friday.

M.C.D. Meigs of Mossy Head was in our city Friday, on business.

M.T.H. Tison was in Pensacola a few days last week.

Mr. and Mrs. G.H. McLean of Pensacola are visiting friends and relatives here.

 

Pleasant Hill News:

Alford and his sister and Pettie Oman passed through Friday, stopping at W.F. Arnett’s.

W.F. Arnett returned Thursday from a trip to see his wife’s people.

H. Kilpatrick moved to Crestview to work in the blacksmith shop there.

W.A. Jernigan had a big dance Tuesday night.

M.F. Arnett is convalescing slowly.

Willie Bolton is visiting his people on the Bay this week.

[Garden City] H.G. Hare of Bristol, FL, was visiting relatives in Garden City, returning to business on the 20th.

W.A. Hare and family will move to Gadsden County this week. Mr. Green of Florala will take over the farm the Hare’s recently owned.

Capt. W.A. Little of Albany, GA and J.P. Davis of Washington, DC visited here this week.

 

Red Bay News:

Dr. C.A. Gavin attended Mrs. Ola Campbel (sic) and Miss Anna Kennington on Monday.

N.A. McLeod went to DeFuniak on Monday on regular business.

Eugene Ward of Laurel, Miss, visited friends here on Monday.

Gillis Chamberlain was visiting his sister and family of Pleasant Valley on Sunday.

W.B. Chambers and Joe Ivy of Ponce de Leon were here Sunday afternoon.

Ann Kennington and Bennie Sellars were in DeFuniak and Ponce de Leon last week.

Misses Flora and Flosie McCall visited near Pleasant Valley last week.

George Carter and family visited relatives and friends here last week.

N.S. Townsend drove through in his new car on Sunday.

O.B. Vaughn was in DeFuniak and Ponce de Leon on business this week.

M.G. Green of Dady was here one day last week.

Bennie Sellars of Cottonwood, AL, visited relatives, W.H. Kennington and family last week.

Wile Ward was here again on Sunday.

Mrs. P.L. Ham is visiting her mother, Mrs. Whiddon, near Ponce de Leon this week.

Everybody is invited to entertainment and a fruit supper at W.H. Kennington’s on Friday night.

 

Bruce News:

The Christmas Tree at Ward’s Store was well attended, with some 3,200 present.

M/M J.D. Sharon were here last week.

A.L. Ward spend holidays at Freeport.

Mrs. I.V. Sharon and Charles Sharon visited here this week.

Miss Pallie Miles of Darlington is teaching school here.

Walter Ward has moved here.

John F. Silcox and family visiting in Pensacola.

J.A. Perdue and family visiting Bonifay.

D.J. Burke spent holidays at home.

T.F. Ward is moving to J.J. Ward’s farm.

Miss Dee Brown of Ebro spent last week here with her sister, Mrs. A.J. Ward.

Another reference to N.S. Townsend’s new car – “A car that is a credit to this place.”

 

Dorcas News:

W.G. Miller in DeFuniak on business, the first of the week.

Mrs. J.M. Miller and children were at the Bolton House the first of the week.

George Nichols, Sr, doing business with County Commissioners on Monday.

J.M. Miller at Commissioner’s Court on Monday and at his post with the School Board on Tuesday.

M/M J.A. Donaldson expect to housekeeping this week.

M/M Peter Campbell spend Christmas with their daughter, Mrs. W.F. Hart.

Lowrin Young of Elba, AL, visited his uncle, the Rev. W.G. Miller over the Christmas holidays.

 

Knox Hill News:

M/M H.D. Campbell of Century spent holidays with relatives here.

Mr. W.H. Elmer and nephew, Warren Elmer, who went to Lynn Haven in November returned here on Saturday and say that everything is on the “boom” down there.

John A. Ray of Repton, AL, is home on a visit.

W.O. Silcox, manager of the mercantile department of Choctawhatchee Lumber Co, of Pt. Washington visited friends here on Christmas Day.

Murray Elmer was in DeFuniak on business Wednesday.

Rev. Arrent of Pleasant Hill spent some of last week with W. Gillis and family.

Miss Corinne Ray is visiting relatives in Red Bay.

“Kodaking” Thursday – Warren Elmer and Miss Sallie Ray.

Charlie Melver of Hosford was here for Christmas.

Eugene Ward of Laurel, Miss, visited friends here last week.

Rev. R.L. Baker visited here Thursday and Friday.

M/M N.A. McLeod of Red Bay visited relatives here on Thursday and Friday.

A.L. Moore, L.R. Reynolds and W.M. Glass were among the Ponce de Leon folks here Christmas night, perhaps to enjoy the event below:

**Entertainment at Old Knox Hill School on Christmas night was well attended. Not withstanding the weather, a nice sum was made for the benefit of the school house. **

Miss Mary Ray and Collie Bowden at a dance in Eucheeanna on Tuesday night.

L.R. Reynolds of Ponce de Leon was here last Thursday.

W.M. Glass and Miss Kate Glass were out driving on Sunday afternoon.

Alvin Gillis was in DeFuniak Springs on Saturday for a week on business.

 

Local Notes:

L.E. Laird here on Monday from Knox Hill Way.

The Rev. J. Catts in AL for business this week.

Mrs. M. Lewis  called to Louisville  on Tuesday, a very seriously ill relative.

A.F. Padrick takes charge of the grocery department for the West Florida Grocery in Pensacola, family to follow later. Also advertises his house and lot on Live Oak Ave.

J. Harrison, underwriter for accident insurance, consults company officers in Jacksonville.

Superintendent Bruce works on a program for Chautauqua.

The Rev. W.G. Miller of Dorcas was in town on business on Monday.

B.F. Infinger returns from Hosford after 2 months.

In town: Andrew Bolton of Deerland and Sim Kennedy of Mossy Head.

C.A. Landrum to run for office.

The Rev. D.F. Ellisor will be stationed at Monroeville, AL this year.

 

Laurel Hill News:

M/M Oscar Steele and M/M A.D. Campbell spent Sunday and Monday visiting friends.

Mrs. S.D. Cawthon resumes her duties as matron, Woman’s College, Tallahassee, after spending holidays here.

Laird, one of the oldest residents of these parts, visits after several years in Texas.

Flournoy visits from Jacksonville where he holds a post at one of the largest clothing stores there.

D.E. Murphee was visiting in Dothan.

Henry Henderson of Gaskin was mentioned.

B.H. Sutton of DeFuniak visited his parents, M/M J.B. Sutton. He was accompanied by his uncle, Eli Sutton of North Carolina, whom the family had not seen for 15 years.

Hub Allen of the Milton Gazette was in town.

WCTU meeting to be held at the home of Miss Arimenta McKinnon on Saturday, January 6th.

Miss Myrtle Warren entertained her Sunday School class on Friday night.

Theodore McKinnon grows large rutabagas.

 

Classifieds:

Cabbage plants, T.J. Whitehurst, RR2 Laurel Hill.

For sale or rent, 160 acres, small house, L.W. Cawthon.

200 acres, 2 miles from DeFuniak W.m. W. Flournoy.

 

Colored Church Notes:

M.E. Graham, Pastor; DeFuniak services 2nd and 4th Sundays, Argyle 1st and 3rd Sundays.

 

[Contributed by Mary Ellen Wexler]