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 – October 5, 1911 – Pages 1, 4, & 5

GENERAL NEWS

 

 

NEW WELL (p. 1)
(RED BAY) N. A. McLeod has had a well dug at his home the past week.

 

A VERY NARROW ESCAPE. (p.1)
Little Lillian Murray Run Over By An Auto.
One of the narrowest escapes from instant death to get off with only a few severe bruises was the lot that befell little Lillian Murray last Saturday morning(Oct 31, 1911), when the bicycle she was riding collided with an auto drive by Dr. Raborn, at the corner of Live Oak and the Circle.From the statement of eye-witnesses it seems that she started to turn out on one side, and became frightened and turned back the other way, and in spite of the efforts of Dr. Raborn to stop the car it struck her in such a way as to throw her directly under it, and it passed over her, the wheels narrowly missing her head. Hope Cawthon and Bowers Campbell who saw the accident, ran to her and pulled her from beneath the rear axle, expecting nothing else than that she was killed, but aside from some severe bruises on her shoulder and scratches on her face she was uninjured. She was hurried to a physician immediately, who after an examination said there were no serious injuries. It seems to have been one of those unavoidable accidents where nobody was to blame, but it should be a warning to auto drivers of the necessity of being more careful than the majority are in driving around town.

 

INVENTED BY FLORIDIAN (p. 4)
Nearly every automobile owner has read with interest the advertisements in the automobile journals and big magazines the advertisements of the “Silent Knight” motor, but how many of them know that this motor is the product of the inventive mind of a Floridian, who tried and tried to get American manufacturers to adopt his invention, but could not, and went to Europe with it where it met with a ready reception, and now this stone which the builders rejected is become the head of the corner of the automobile industry.

A COMPROMISE SUGGESTED (p. 4)
Hon. W. A. Blount was here last week for the purpose of taking testimony in the injunction suit to prevent the payment of the warrents issued in payment for Chipley Park. Col. Flournoy as the attorney for the parties bringing the suit suggested that if the original proposition made by the town would be accepted that the suit would be dropped and after consultation with the local officials of the Chautauqua Association, the matter of taking the testimony was deferred until the return of Mr. Bruce.
If the proposition is accepted the town will pay the $2,000 and take the Park, and the Association retain the tabernacle and the church and library remain as they are.

PALMER COLLEGE ENROLLMENT (p. 5)
An enrollment of 105 wasn’t a bad start for Palmer College, now was it?

WALTON HIGH SCHOOL ITEM (p. 5)
Principal Rogers had the school building thoroughly cleaned up last week and placed in shape for the opening of school Monday, doing much of the necessary repair work himself.

MURPHY’S CROP ROTATION (p. 5)
Wm. Murphy was down from Glendale, Tuesday, and tells us that he has a crop rotation plan that virtually gives him forty acres of crop per annum on 16 acres of land, but there is no where else in the world except West Florida in which it would work. He has promised to write it out in detail for the benefit of the Breeze readers.

 

Contributed by Michael Strickland

The Breeze – April 27, 1911 – Page 4

The Baptist church was transformed into a bower of beauty last Wednesday night, with white and green in honor of the wedding of two of De Funiak’s most popular young people, Miss Florence, the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Monroe Laird and Glen, the eldest son of Mayor A. L. Beach, who plighted their troth in the presence of a crowd that filled the church to to doors in spite of the showers that dropt nearly all the afternoon, Rev. D. P. Slaughter, of the Methodist church, performing the ceremony, assisted by Mr. Catts, the Baptist pastor.

The coming of the bridal party was heralded by the singing of  “O Fair, O Sweet, O Holy”  by Mrs. Harley Cawthon, Miss Annie Burke Landrum playing the accompaniment with violin obligato by Rosby Brown, and the strains of Mendelshon”s wedding march announced their entrance into the church, Miss Beaulah Morris being the bridesmaid, with Mrs. B. P. Morris as matron of honor, and the best man Lancelot  Hughes. The bride’s other attendants were Misses Jimmie Lou Burkes, Mary Vic Bole, Minni McCaskill, Ossie Berry and Ethel Chapman, while G. D. Campbell, Waverly Wadsworth, Ralph Campbell and Angus McKinnon were the groomsmen. Geo. Cawthon and C. A. Landrum were the ushers, little Walton Flournoy the page and Mark Burk and Gracie Flournoy the flower girls.

After the ceremony the immediate bridal party with a few of the more intimate friiends repaired to the Brown House where a luncheon was served before the arrival of the train on which the happy pair left for an extended tour to New Orleans and other points. On their return they will be at home in the Beach cottage on Live Oak avenue which was the gift of the groom’s father.

[Contributed by Michael Strickland]