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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 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 Breeze – January 25, 1912 – General News

GENERAL NEWS

 

 

Pleasant Hill

  • Mrs. William Cutts died last Thursday night.
  • WA Jernigan visited WF Arnett’s Saturday.
  • Willia & SG Settles at Crestview on business, Saturday.
  • Stephan Manning putting up saw mill on Will Wright’s spring branch.
  • M/M Tom Davis passed through on the way to Crestview, Saturday.
  • Rev. WF Arnett is sick this week.
  • Bammer Hutto is visiting his sister Mary Settles this week.

 

Deerland

  • AJ Bolton went to Claroy Saturday on Notary business.
  • Bud & Joe Bass left for Holts Saturday.
  • Hardy Davis, of Laurel Hill, spending the past week in bay country visited here Sunday.
  • Harry Livingston, of Milligan visited relatives here this weekend.
  • There was a log rolling and Soshel (sic) at Jernigan’s house Thursday.
  • OA Higgins, of Arkansas was buying land, with intention of moving here.
  • Oliver typewriter stolen from Deerland Improvement Co. office, Saturday. Sheriff Bell brought dogs, but failed to find scent.
  • JT Byrd visited first of week.
  • Powell Mill Co. shipping lumber, Mon. & Tues.
  • Rev. WG Miller at Cobb, this weekend.

 

 

Niceville

  • Rev. Morrison preached on the east side, Sunday.
  • John Edge & Doc Davis, of DeFuniak were here this week.
  • Mrs. John Allen returned home from Crestview, Monday.
  • WJ Harley, ER McKee, Ella & Ellen Parish and Miss Ellen Destin attended dance at Freeport, Wednesday night.
  • JA Jordan, of Crestview, visited this week.
  • JE Allen, of Garneir’s (sic), spent Tuesday night with home folks.
  • Mrs. JE Thomas is ill.
  • IF Eldridge and Mr. Peck, of Pensacola, spent a few days at the Rocky ranger station.
  • John Early is very ill and is being treated in Pensacola.

 

 

Red Bay

  • Rev. Sellars, of DeFuniak, preached here Saturday night & Sunday.
  • John G Ward, occupying TC Kennington’s the past few months, has moved away; Rev. TF Ward & family took over the residence.
  • Rev. Peacock, one of the very old Methodist ministers of this place, attended services, Sunday.
  • WH Kennington in Ponce de Leon on business, Monday & Tuesday.
  • PI Hain(?) moved to Dr. McKinnon’s from JP Kennington’s where Bennet Evans now lives.
  • Miss Ada Campbell returned home to her home in DeFuniak – school where she taught closed, Tuesday.
  • ER Ward was taking pictures here Saturday.
  • Mrs. McLeod & Alice Kennington, “made music” at the sing at NA MCLeod’s Sunday night.

 

 

Bruce

  • M/M AJ Ward visiting in Ebro.
  • Geo. T Chesser and JJ Ward have improved from illness last week.
  • Martin Hare returned after 6 months absence.
  • Mrs. AL Miller and Mrs. Addie Ward visited here last week.
  • M/M John G Ward visited JJ Ward, Sunday.
  • Rev. TF Ward moved to Red Bay.
  • M/M Frank Stapleton, Miss Pallie Miles & Miss Malzie Ward visited the Dismal stockade, Sunday.
  • Misses Carl (sic) Commander & Victoria Strickland visited at Shilo, Sunday.
  • Mrs. JJ Ward was very sick and attended by Dr. Strong.
  • Allen Fowler moved back to Seven Runs.
  • M/M John Pate in DeFuniak on business, Monday.
  • Jasper & AL Ward went to Freeport, Monday.

 

Contributed by Mary Ellen Wexler

The Breeze – December 14, 1911 – Pages 1, 2, 4, 5, & 6

GENERAL NEWS

 

 

OAK RIDGE NEAR BEAR HEAD (p. 1)
(DEERLAND) Rev. W. G. Miller passed through Saturday night going to Oak Ridge near Bear Head to preach Sunday.

WALKED SIX MILES (p. 1)
(DORCAS) Yes, they say he actually walked six miles to meet a man who was to give him a ride in an auto back home, but alas, the fellow didn’t come, then he thought of the horse in the lot back home, but there was nothing to do but the retrace his steps. “Poor litte Joe,” makes me sorry for him.

INVITATIONS TO WORK THE ROAD (p. 1)
(DORCAS) The Dorcas boys between the ages of 21 and 45 have invitations to work the road this week.

LETTERS FOR SANTA CLAUS (p. 2)

  • I want a bugle and a train. From Bud to Santa Claus.
  • DeFuniak Springs, Fla., Dear Santa Claus: I want a sleeping doll and a doll carriage. From Viola Lock to Santa Claus.
  • Freeport, Fla. Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a doll and a locket and some fruit and candy. Your little friend, Clyde Miller
  • Argyle, Fla. Dear Santa Claus: I want you to bring me an air ship and lots of good things to eat. I do think you are a good old man. Aubry Ward
  • DeFuniak Springs, Fla. Dear Santa Culaus: I am going to tell you what I want. I want a big doll and story book and a doll bed. So bye bye, Marie Hattaway.
  • Freeport, Fla. Dear Santa Claus: I want you to bring me a doll and a doll carriage and bed, and please bring me a bracelet. Your Little Friend Alpha Mae Miller.
  • Glendale, Fla. Dear Santa Claus: I write you a letter to tell you what I want for Christmas. I would like some firecrackers and a bugle. Yours Truly, Master Norman Murphy.
  • DeFuniak Springs, Fla., Dear Santa Claus: I will tell you what I want you to bring me. I want a sleeping doll and a doll carriage, Yours Truly, Evia Lock.
  • Freeport, Fla. Dear Santa Claus: I want you to bring me a wagon and a cap and an overcoat, and please bring me a gun and a hoe and a rake. Your Little Friend, John Eben Miller.
  • Dear Santa Claus: I am eight old and have been good as I could. Please bring me a bicycle and a watch and plenty of fruit, and don’t forget the baby. Yours in hopes, Walter Straughn.
  • Freeport, Fla. Dear Santa Clasu: I want you to bring me a wagon and a horn and a cap and an overcoat and a little gu, and please bring me a little hoe and rake. Your Little Friend, Charles Hilton Miller.
  • Dear Old Santa Claus: I hope will come and fill my stocking this year. I would like for you to bring me a doll carriage, doll house, doll trunk, doll tea-set, doll bed or caradel and a stove to go with it. Your Loving Friend, Gladys Storrs.
  • Argyle, Fla. Dear Santa Claus: I want you to bring me a doll piano and a tea set and a lot of good things to eat, and don’t forget that I have got two little sister and bring them something prety to. Your Little Friend, Alma Ward.
  • DeFunak Springs, Fla. Dear Santa Claus: I found your letter in the Breeze and am very glad to answer it. I will tell you what I want. I want a big sleeping doll and a doll carriage, a story book and a doll bed. Yours Truly, Ada Lock.
  • Dear Santa Claus: I hope your will come around this way Christmas. I would like you to bring me a doll carriage, doll cradle, doll tea set, doll stove, and dishes to go with it, trunk and a key and a tray for it, also a basketball and a doll house. Your Little Friend, Iris Storrs.
  • Union Fla. Dearest Santa: I want you to bring me a bracelet and a box of chocolates and some chewing gum too, and bring me a little doll suit case and now Santa do not think this is to much for you to bring. Be sure to come, Your Little Friend, Vella Neel.
  • Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a ricycle and a top and some nuts and some candy, and a little toy automobile. Thank you for the things you brought me last Christmas. your fiiend, Herbert Powell.
  • DeFuniak Springs, Fla. Dear Santa Claus: I am so glad you are coming again. Bring me some fire crackers and some roman candles and a little gun and a horse and wagon and all kinds of ruit. I wish you a merry Christmas. Your friend, Clifford Turnipseed.
  • DeFuniak Springs, Fla. Dear Santa Claus: I am so glad Christmas has come again and that you are going to pay us a visit and bring us so many toys. Bring me a little train and a big Teddy bear, a little gun and all kinds of fire works and candy and fruits. I have a little sister, bring something too, and bring me a rocking horse. Wishing you a merry Christmas, Your little friend, Harley Turnipseed.

MOSSY BEND ITEM (p. 4)
Talk about cane from the Mossy Bend country, but you should see that raised by John McRea a mile from town. A comparison of that and Dr. McKinnon’s sample does not show so very much difference.

ICE PLANT ITEM (p. 5)
The pipe for the artesian well at the ice plant arrived last week.

CHUFAS (p. 5)
W. D. Jones has gathered 225 bushels of chufas from his five acres. He sells these to the seed houses and if you do not think there is any money in them try to buy some for seed. He cleaned them last week at the rate of over a peck in five minutes, and if you don’t believe that is working some, try it.

ORANGES AND SATSUMAS (p. 5)
That sweet oranges as well as the Satsumas will thrive here has been demonstrated by Phil Fellows who left us some samples last week from a treeon his place from which he gathered several hundred this year. The tree was a seedling which came up from the root of a Satsuma which froze down some hears ago when it got so awful cold.

HOW TO KEEP BUTTER COOL. (p. 6)
A convenient and easy way to keep butter cool is by applying the principle of cooling by evaporation, as used in the wet bulb of the wet and dry bulb hygrometer. The butter is placed in a closed receptacle (butter dish with lid), and after this has been placed in a soup plate containing water a wet cloth is put over the dish with its ends in the water. Evaporation goes on at the surface of the cloth, and more water is supplied to the cloth from the place below. This keeps the cloth and dish inside at a few degrees below the atmospheric temperature, and by this means butter can be kept firm in the hottest days.

HOW TO CURE HAMS (p. 6)
My method of curing hams is as follows: Trim them neatly and make a brine strong enough to float afresh egg. Put themin this and let them remain four or five days to draw out all the blood. Then take them out and boil and skim the brine and when cold return them to the brine, adding enough fresh brine to cover them, and then add for each 100 pounds of ham a pint of black mollasses and an ounce of salt petre, and let the hams remain in the brine for two or three weeks. Then take them out and hang and smoke well with hickory wood or corn cobs and smother the fire with green cedar brush. When well smoked, take them down and paint them all over with a thick mixture of black molasses and black pepper. Wrap in stout brown paper and put each in a cotton sack and dip it in lime wash and hang in a dark smoke house. The hams will improve till a year old.
I treat shoulders in the same way, and sides, except that the sides remain in brine half the time that the hams do. Jowls treated in this way are fine for boinling with turnip greens in the spring. –W. F. Massey, in the Progressive Farmer

 

Contributed by Michael Strickland

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