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The DeFuniak Herald – February 5, 1914 – Page 6

Freeport

  • Mrs. W. T. Morris is greatly improved to the delight of her many friends.
  • Mrs. H. E. Reese of Portland was visiting her sister, Mrs. Morris the first of the week.
  • Mrs. S. E. Huggins returned from Atlanta this morning where she had been in the Infirmary for the past six weeks. Her many friends are glad to see her so much improved.
  • Warren Melvin was on our streets this week. He represents a fishing establishment at East Pass.
  • The people of our town are expecting great volumes of hot air here today. Many Candidates are expected from all parts of the county and the citizens are expected to turn out with full baskets.
  • Rev. and Mrs. C. J. Buttram are happily domiciled in the Daniels house. They visited Point Washington last Sunday.
  • Rev. C. W. Gavin was in our town last Saturday and Sunday.

[Compiled by Emily Petroskey]

The DeFuniak Herald – February 5, 1914 – Page 3

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. Boothe and W. D. McCallum of Dorcas were in our city last Tuesday.
  • Mrs. Miller and son Arthur of Bonifay visited relatives here Monday.
  • D. G. Ray and Alvin Gillis visited friends at Westville last Sunday
  • Mr. R. P. Winslett visited Bonifay, Caryville and Westville looking after Telephone business last Saturday.
  • Mesdames Chas. and Harvey Turner and son visited relatives at Mossy Head last Thursday.
  • Mrs. Jim Brigman of Westville returned to her home Wednesday after spending several days with her sister, Mrs. T. J. Miller.

[Compiled by Emily Petroskey]

The DeFuniak Herald – March 11, 1943

Ben H Crawford Jr aviation cadet U S Army stationed at Fort Sumter SC was killed when his plane crashed Wednesday Mar 10. The young man was 21 yrs and volunteered for service several months ago. The son of Mr & Mrs Ben H Crawford of Crichton, Ala and a nephew of Miss Sallie Mae Crawford of Defuniak. Miss Crawford and her brothers, Sergt Wallace Crawford of Eglin Field and Hayes Crawford of Freeport attended the services in Mobile, on Sunday.

[Contributed by Lois Danley and Sharon Watson]

The DeFuniak Herald – May 6, 1965 Obituaries

Mrs Frances Pricilla Wheeler, aged 96, of Freeport died Wednesday in local hospital. She was native of Coffee Co, Ala and had resided in Freeport since 1960. Services held Saturday from Black Creek Methodist church with interment followed in church cemetery. Survivors are one son, J W Wheeler, 4 daus Mrs Cora Lee Bishop, Mrs Jane Simmons, Mrs Mary Frances Richards, and Mrs Lizzie Simmons, 9 gr ch and 13 gr gr.

James Saul Melvin, aged 62 yrs, died Saturday, a native of Ponce de Leon but resided in Freeport since 1904. Services Tuesday with interment in Hatcher Cemetery. He is survived by his widow, Mrs Bessie Melvin, 3 son, Ned, Fred and Grady Melvin; one
dau Mrs Bill Caswell; 2 bros, H P and Warren Melvin, 3 sis Mrs Maude Morris, Mrs Annie Blankenship and Mrs Minnie Gay; 4 gr and 1 gr gr.

Mrs Minnie Bell Alberson, aged 72, of Gaskin died Sunday in a Geneva Co hospital. She was a native and lifelong resident of Walton Co. Services were Wednesday with interment in Gaskin cemetery. Survivors include 2 sons, Vernon and Hughey
Alberson, 3 daus Mrs Pearlie Mae Henderson, Mrs Gladys Adams and Mrs Estelle Simpler; 2 bros B D and L G Alford; 4 sis Mrs Mattie Warren, Mrs Donnie Duke, Mrs Kate Dean and Mrs Rose Duke; 14 gr and 10 gr gr.

Mr Vernon Richard Owen, aged 45, died Friday at his home. He was a native of Oneonta, Al and resided in DeFuniak since 1954. Services held Sunday at Oneonta, Al with interment in Oak Hill Cemetery there. Survivors include his wife, Mrs Jean Owen, and
son Michael Owen, 3 dau Valerie, Shannon and Jeffire Ann Owen; 3 bros, W E, Lloyd J and Hilton; 2 sis Mrs Grace Maddox and Mrs Paul Hule and his father B J Owen of Oneonta, Ala.

[Contributed by Lois Danley and Sharon Watson]

The Defuniak Herald – December 5, 1946 Obituary

1946 Dec 5

 

Ella Louise Ward, 9 yr daughter of Mr & Mrs Ervin D Ward died at her home in

San Antonio, Tx on Tuesday, Nov 26. Funeral services were held from the home of

Mr Jeff Ward in Freeport on Friday.  Interment followed in Hatcher Cemetery.   The

deceased is survived by her parents, and a brother Ervin Jr all of San Antonio, Tx.

 

Contributed by Lois Danley and Sharon Watson

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 – June 6, 1912 – General news

GENERAL NEWS

 

 

Neighborhood News

Rev. JT Mapoles, editor of the Milton Star was here Tuesday, visiting son, WH

 

Arcadia

  • 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

 

Pleasant Ridge

  • 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

 

Niceville

  • 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

 

Bruce

  • 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

 

Eucheeanna

  • 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

 

Pleasant Valley

  • 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

 

Garden City

  • 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

Hotel change

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.”

Local News

  • 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.

 

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

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]

The Breeze – July 13, 1911 – Page 8

In Memoriam.

Excerpt from the minutes of Camp E. Kirby Smith, July 1st, 1911:

The following was reported and adopted:

“By the death of our Commandant, William B. McLeod, June 29, 1911, a man of sterling character, a good soldier in times “that tried men’s souls” and a patriotic citizen of the reunited country was removed from the scene of earthly activities.

Espousing a cause that had the sanction of his head and detion of his heart, he volunteered in the Confederate service as a member of Company E, 1st Fla., regiment.

He was wounded on the hotly contested field of Chicamauga in 1863 and the next year lost an arm by a cannon ball in the fighting around Atlanta.

He enlisted as a soldier of the cross also. Was a ruling elder in Freeport church and after his removal to De Funiak, was chosen for the same position in the church there.

When at last the point of exhaustion was reached and the flag he loved was lowered to overwhelming numbers, he was saddened indeed, but not unmanned. Having made an honorable record in war, he now exemplifies good citizenship in peace. Substituting the implements of industry for the weapons of war he became a factor in the up building of his beloved South. He was often entrusted with positions of responsibility in his county. He was twice tax assessor, once collector and served on the boards of Public Instruction and County commissioners.

His record is made and has won wide approval.

Our ranks are already thin, and are thinning more and more rapidly as the sun of our earthly lives hastens to its setting. But if only we, soldiers of the Confederacy, enlist under the Banner of the Crost of the Captain of Salvation will lead us to assured victory, and in lieu of the Cypress we shall one day wave the Palm.

Resolved, First; That the death of Captain McLeod entails a loss to our camp, to the community and to his family.

Second; that we tender our condolence to the family and order that a page be inscribed to his memory.

Third; that this memorial be published in the local papers and that a copy be sent to the family of our deceased comrade.

Respectfully submitted: R. Q. Baker, W. C. McLean, J. C. Douglass, W. D. McLean, W. A. Winslett. Committee.

[Contributed by Michael Strickland]

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