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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 Breeze – September 28, 1911 – Page 1

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

 

Contributed by Michael Strickland

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

GENERAL NEWS

 

 

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

ELECTRIC LIGHTS (p. 5)

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

CEMETERY ITEM (p.5)
The new fence at the cemetery when completed, will add much to the appearance of things in that vicinity. It is owing to the liberality of Mr. Richardson that the work was done, he advancing the necessary money for it.

WEATHER MATTER (p.5)
A number of the turpentine men lost valuable mules last week from over-heating, among the losers being The Walton Land & Timber Co., who lost two; J. M. Reynolds one and the J. J. McCaskill Co., one.

ATTEND FUNERAL (p. 5)
W. J. Cawthon and his sons Carl and Curry came down from Florala on Sunday to the funeral of their niece and cousin.

 

 

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]

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