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. Bootheand W. D. McCallum of Dorcas were in our city last Tuesday.
Mrs. Miller and son Arthur of Bonifay visited relatives here Monday.
D. G. Rayand Alvin Gillis visited friends at Westville last Sunday
Mr. R. P. Winslettvisited Bonifay, Caryville and Westville looking after Telephone business last Saturday.
Mesdames Chas. and Harvey Turnerand son visited relatives at Mossy Head last Thursday.
Mrs. Jim Brigmanof Westville returned to her home Wednesday after spending several days with her sister, Mrs. T. J. Miller.
Rev. JT Mapoles, editor of the Milton Star was here Tuesday, visiting son, WH
M/M Earnest Day visited relatives at St Paul Sat. & Sun.
Social held at home of DC Morrison, Friday night
M/M AW Wilks and little son, from Sandy Creek, were here Sat. & Sun. visiting relatives
Master Fred Hunt left Saturday for Argyle to visit grandmother and to attend school
Misses Maud & Ann Tricky of Blountstown spent a few days here last week with their aunt, Mrs. Harriet Garrett; Tuesday night, Harriett held a social for them
M/M Jim Stewart visited relatives here Sunday
Sanders Douglass & Mr. Leibert of DeFuniak were here Sunday
Mrs. Ellor Hannon, of Westville, visited her sister, Mrs. Mrs. HM Day, Thursday.
M/M HH Stewart and children visited friends in Argyle, Monday
Rev. RQ Baker filled regular appointment at Valley Church Sunday
Rev. Sellars filled his regular appointment here Sunday
Rev. AW Langley, of Baker, will hold services at Pleasant Ridge for several days on the Saturday before the third Sunday of this month
JV Campbell was at Red Bay, Saturday
Mrs. Dukes has been visiting her daughter, Mrs. Hannah of Westville last week
Mrs. Ola Dukes visited Mrs. PD McSween, Saturday
Mrs. JE Jeraulds, of Pensacola visits her parents, M/M GW Perish this week
Rev. Each of Destin, preached on the East side, Sunday and will speak 2 Sundays each month
Edith, little baby girl of M/M SL Lancaster Monday night and was laid to rest in Rocky Cemetery, Tuesday night
BH Sutton & BC Davis were on business in DeFuniak, Wednesday
CP & John G Ward visited at JJ Ward’s Sat. & Sun.
LD Wats & Chas Siegler, of Enterprise, were here Sunday
Capt. BO Lewis took his wife last week to Mobile for treatment and we hope she is well soon
JJ Ward improving after a week of illness
Dr. Rabon was looking after Mr. Ward & Mrs Pate while they were sick
Miss Victoria Strickland, of Ebro was here & returned home Friday
Chas. McIver & Jackson Grice were here on business last week
WA Bishop hosted fish fry, Saturday
Mr. Parson & Miss Callie Ward visited in the Dead River settlement
Dave Spare, watchman at Wise Bluff left last week for his home near Pensacola
School in the Dead River settlement will be discontinued for a while due to measles outbreak
RL McLendon & JVCaswell visited here Sunday
M/M Chas. McDonald & M/M Phillip Garrett & son visited in Arcadia, Sunday
Curry Douglass attended church here Sunday night
Geo McLendon spent Saturday night and Sunday with home folks
P Garrett held social Saturday night
Misses Ethel & Gladys Bludworth have returned to their home to the regret of the many friends they have here
Jessie Evans of Rock Hill attended church here Sunday night
John Brown has returned from Southport
Rev RQ Baker conducted services here Sunday night
Mrs. Nanie Wilks, of Ponce de Leon visited Jay Gomillion’s first of the week
Rev Peacock gave a lecture here Thursday night
Misses Mabel, Flossie & Annie Moore, of Moore’s attended services at St. Paul, Sunday
Miss Molie Ward, of Beech Grove, guest of Miss May and WM Smith
Bob Henson, Jerry Day & Geo. Lee, of Douglass Crossroads were here Sunday.
Earnest Burk and Miss Annie Day of Pleasant Ridge attended services at St. Paul, Sunday
Miss Pearl Wilks visited Miss May Gomillion Sunday
MK Rushing & WM Smith were in DeFuniak, Monday on school business
Mr. Hardy, our mail carrier has a new motorcycle to use on his route
Gordon Richard visited JT Green’s last Sunday
DJ Alford, Mrs. Emma Haskell and Misses Mattie Battersby & Minnie Lee Green were fishing at the creek Monday
Little Miss Doris Brownis improving after being ill for the past few days
“HH Hare who came home to visit his wife and boy is quite ill.”
Dobbin Alford left Tuesday for a visit to his home
H. Roberson and his sister, Miss Rossie were at JT Green’s & all went to ice cream supper at Henry Thomas’
Henry Cleary & Miss Mabel Reckford made a business trip to Crestview, Saturday
Scott Green & Miss Margaret Reckford spent Saturday evening berry picking
Miss Josie Williams returned Saturday night from Florala where she wasvisiting friends
Ice cream supper at AE Kent’s Saturday night
Messrs. FF & S Gilbert were on business in Campton last week
We would be very glad to see Mrs. Gilbert and Mrs. Brown back in Garden City once again
Chas. McCaskill, after running the Freeport Hotel for the past year and a half, has purchased the Brown House and will run it as the McCaskill Hotel. He plans to upgrade, “laying particular stress on the cuisine.”
Memorial Day Observed
There was no formal observance, but “the old soldiers decorated all the graves of the Federal soldiers buried in the cemetery and hung wreathes on the cemetery gates in honor of the Confederate dead buried there.”
IV MCJusig was over from Jackson Saturday
N McQuire was here from Freeport the first of the week
Mr. Sutton has moved his family back to Niceville for the summer
John Douglas left Monday to do some carpenter work at the New Home still
Dr. Smith of the Sanitarium, left yesterday on business to Indianna
A rural route has been set up for Alaqua, starting July 1
Messrs. JR & Frank McLane here visiting their mother, Mrs. J N McLane, who has been very ill
M/M Geo Standen leave for their summer home in North Dover, Ohio, but will return in the fall
Daughter born to M/M Gillis Douglass Monday morning
Harold McCaskill & Leslie Cawthon were in Vernon demonstrating the Brush auto. “That is one of the advantages of that machine, any boy can drive it.
WH Kennington, of Red Bay, was here Monday
Jesse Cox was up from Southport last week, recuperating from illness
“There are 24 would-be teachers taking the examination, this week, 23 white and one colored.”
Bloom & Wadsworth do ironing
M/M LS Cleveland leave tomorrow to visit his parents in Birmingham
WP Balkom brought peaches down from Union, Friday.
WF Graves making improvements to his home
WH Swinney, of Dorcas here on business, Monday
M/M JC Walden, Sr. of DeFuniak & daughter, Miss Susie Mai, spent last week visiting Mrs. T. H. Edney. – Florala Democrat
Prof. WE Bellleft Monday for Orlando to visit his parents, and then he and his wife will go to Lancaster, PA for vacation
Mrs. Bruce, Mrs. Reisingeer’s mother accompanied M/M Standen north and Mrs. Reisinger expected to go also, if able to make the journey, in the hopes that the change would do her good
WL Cawthon bought a copy of “old blue back” speller while visiting in Atlanta
“Harry Moore is at home to spend his vacation”
EW Thorp is building addition to his home on the circle
HL Berry came home from Southport, Saturday to spen Sunday with his family
Rev SJ Catts holding protracted meeting at Cottondale this week
New Shipyard at Freeport
AD Stanley was up from Freeport last week telling us he bought the property of CH Rutan and will erect a new Shipyard with ways large enough to handle any of the bay craft normally serviced at Pensacola and the Narrows.
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
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 Cb 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. Bozemanis improving, but the baby died Saturday night
Henry Rogers continues to show “Hard Sense” in running the school – long article.
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.
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.
(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.
STAPLETON-MORRELL (p. 1)
(BRUCE) On Sunday afternoon at six o’clock Mr. J. F. Stapleton of this place and Miss Clara Morrell, of Ebro, were quietly married at the residence of J. J. Ward, Mr. Ward officiating. After the wedding supper was served and the couple left for thehome which the groom had prepared. Ben McKinnie and J. A. Sutton, of Ebro, attended the wedding.
BUCHANAN-BUCK (p. 4)
(ADDITIONAL LOCALS) Among the other items that were crowded out last week was the announcement of the marriage the Sunday previous of Mr. Alfred Buchanan and Miss Mabel Buck at the home of the bride’s parents at Camp Walton, the Rev. Mr. Stock officiating. We dare any one to wish these young friends of ours more joy than we do.
DUNVAR-STRONG (p. 4)
Mr. Dunvar and Miss Strong, of Caryville, came down on the mail train Tuesday night and returned on the accomodation as Mr. and Mrs. Dunbar. They did not know that their mission in town was known, and were very much surprised when they were liberally showered with rice as they boarded the train to return.
HUGGINS-HOLLIS (p. 1)
(BRUCE) Married: At the residence of J. J. Ward, last Wednesday night, Mrs. Nancy Hollis and Mr. J. H. Huggins. They left Friday for quite an extended trip north. We wish them a happy life.
COLLINSWORTH-STEPHENS (p. 1)
(BRUCE) Last Thursday night Mr. W. H. Taunton came out from Freeport and married Mr. John Collinsworth and Miss Stephens. From the way Henry shook, it must have been his first experience. After the wedding the bridal party was entertained at a dance at John Hair’s.
NELSON-PATE (p. 1)
(BRUCE) On Thursday morning Mr. Lee Nelson made a run for DeFuniak Springs with Miss Eliza Pate for the purpose of getting married. We wish them joy and all the good fortune that can come their way.
FOWLER-GAINEY (p. 1)
(BRUCE) Sunday afternoon at 230 Mr. Allen Fowler and Miss Lee Gainey were quietly married at the residence of J. J. Ward in the presence of about sixty relatives and friends. They left after ice cream was served for Ebro where they will make their home. We wish them much joy.
SALTER-STORRS (p. 2)
On Sunday evening at half past six, the Rev. S. J. Catts, pastor of the Baptist church in DeFuniak Springs, spoke the words that united for life Miss Bessie Margarett, daughter of Mr. R. W. Storrs and Edward James Salter of Pensacola. No invitations were issued and only the immediate relatives of the bride and a few friends who had heard of the event were present. The groom was attended by Mr. W. A. Garrett and the bride had as her attendents her little sisters, Gladyss and Iris, Miss Myrtice McCaskill, a cousin of the bride, playing the wedding march. Mr. and Mrs. Salters left on the evening train for Pensacola where they are at home to their friends at 1501 N. Davis Street.