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The DeFuniak Herald – October 4, 1923

Santa Rosa News

Mr. Herman Weston moved his family into town last Friday so it would be handier or the children to attend school. He also moved his sawmill last week out on the Jack Martin place near the Gulf where he expects to put in a busy season.

Mr. Ward S. Paham and Mr. Moore motored here from Crosby, Ala., last Tuesday bringing the sad news that a sister of Vernie Shivers had died the day before and took Mr. Shivers back with them.

Miss Ruby Mathews of DeFuniak Springs spent a few days in town on business

F. S. Stallworth the West Florida Grocerie man transacted business in town last Friday.

We were pleased to see the smiling face of W. F. Hall of Freeport in town last Friday.

Jack Stringer went to DeFuniak last Monday where he will resume his studies in the T. I. I.

Rev. John Garnett of Camp Walton was in town most of last week to assist with and oversee the painting of the M. E. Church and also to conduct services Saturday evening and Sunday.

Mr. Fred Crookshank has just about completed the painting of his residence on Wilson Ave., and it certainly looks fine.

Have you seen the latest style for mules? We have a pair of mules in our town that is wearing pantaloons. Now we are not making fun of the mules. We rather think it is a very bright idea and one that it would be well for others to imitate.

Somebody, [presumably] some [n—–s,] got away with some of Mrs. Greens chickens last night. Its a pity if people must steal that they can’t pick out somebody besides a widow lady to steal from. But woe! unto them if they are caught at it.

“Dad” Butler and D. W. Shunk drove over to Grayton Beach last Sunday on a tour of inspection.

Mrs. Bessie Noyes our former Postmistress arrived here from Mobile, Ala., last Sunday evening on the “Sarona.” Mrs. Noyes has many friends here who are glad to see her again.

The Civic League held a meeting at the home of Mrs. E. T. Ziel last Friday. Among other business transacted it was decided to give a fox social at the school house on Friday evening Oct. 19th, the proceeds to be used for the school. It was also decided to have a “Bazaar” sometime in December the date to be set later.

We have two Women’s Clubs here and we are all working together for one purpose. Thats to raise money for two more months of school. We have six months but we feel that eight months would be better. We did not have any trouble in raising the money last year and we feel confident that it can be done again. Now we are not writing this for the sake of handing ourselves a bouquet. But it might help others. As we happen to know that there are other communities where they don’t have as much as six months school. Don’t just fold your hands and say, “It’s a shame our children can’t have more school, but we just can’t help it.” Just put your heads together and raise the money as it is surprising how quickly a sum of money can be raised if everybody will work together.

The DeFuniak Herald – February 5, 1914 – Page 8

Local News Items

FURNISHED ROOMS—Nicely furnished at Mr. S. A. Cawthon’s residence on Crescent St.

  • Mr. E. W. Peake, of Pensacola, was in town last week visiting his sister, Mrs. W. P. Reynolds.

All the latest novelties in sterling silver, Parisian ivory goods at DeFuniak Drug Co.

  • Rev. Robert S. Sanders, field agent for Palmer College, DeFuniak Springs, Fla, spent several days here this week in the interest of that worthy institution. Mr. Sanders filled the pulpit at the Presbyterian church Sunday morning, delivering an able sermon – Monticello News, Feb. 27 
  • Messrs D. Butts, J. A. Neel and Bob Davis, of Union, were in town last Monday on business.
  • Mr. W. P. Balkom of Union was in town last Monday on business.
  • Mr. J. C. Walden Jr., who has been spending a few days with Mrs. Walden, left for Dothan, Ala. last Sunday.
  • Mr. and Mrs. J. J. McCaskill Jr., of Freeport, were in town last Saturday and Sunday visiting their parents and attending the Chautauqua.
  • We were glad to see so many country people in town last Monday.
  • Miss Ida Ray, who was called to her home at Knox Hill on account of the illness of her sister, Miss Sallie Ray, returned last Sunday. Her many friends are glad to have her back at the telephone office.
  • Mr. Dan Wilkes, of Ponce de Leon, was in town last Saturday.
  • Mr. C. E. Hewett, of Antioch, was in town last Sunday visiting his family.
  • Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Hughes and son, of Florala, Ala., were in town last Sunday visiting friends.
  • Mr. and Mrs. W. K. Harrell, of Marianna, were in town last Sunday visiting friends. Mrs. Mary Wooten of Florala, Ala., was in town last Sunday visiting friends.
  • Mr. G. H. Bulter, of Ponce de Leon, was in town last Sunday.
  • Mrs. G. H. Barrinon, of Griton, arrived last Saturday to visit relatives.
  • Mr. Huggins and Charlie Robinson, of Freeport, were in town last Saturday.  Mrs. L. Miller of Pensacola was in town last Saturday.
  • Mr. Tom Alsobrook, of Ponce de Leon, was in town the first of the week.
  • Mr. and Mrs. L. I. Smith, of Camp Walton, arrived last Monday to visit their son and attend the Chautauqua.
  • Mr. J. B. Ward, of Union, was in town last Monday visiting his daughter, Miss Anna Ward.
  • Mrs. Dr. Trammell of Crestview arrived last Saturday to visit her friend, Mrs. Florence, and attend the Chautauqua.
  • Mr. C. D. Meigs, of Mossy Head, was in the city Friday visiting his children.
  • Mrs. W. L. Lockey, of Chipley, was in the city Saturday visiting her cousin, Mrs. Burruss Cawthon.
  • Mrs. M. O. Brawner, of Pensacola, is visiting her parents, Dr. and Mrs. D. L. Campbell.
  • Mrs. Olih Campbell entertained some of her friends one evening last week at “Forty-Two” in honor of her friend, Miss Mary Lewis of Natchez, Miss., who is visiting her sister, Mrs. P. D. Beville.
  • Editor Williams, of the Holmes county Advertiser, was in the city Saturday on business and pleasure combined. While here he showed his genial countenance in the Herald office for a pleasant few moments. Ed says he got enough law-making in the last legislature to do him a good while and that he is not in politics this year.
  • W. C. McLean, of Knox Hill, was in the city Saturday.
  • Mr. U. R. Woodham, of Portland, was here Saturday.
  • Mr. Brett, of New Home, was in DeFuniak last Saturday.
  • Mrs. J. Conrad Scott, of Pensacola, was visiting her husband in DeFuniak last Saturday.
  • The Baptist Ladies will sell homemade cake Friday afternoon at the Dixie Drug Store. Light house keepers and busy house keepers should not miss this opportunity to provide themselves with a delicious cake, made by some of the best cooks in town.
  • Miss. Hemphill, of Chipley, visited Mrs. Burruss Cawthon last Saturday.
  • Mr. S. A. Kennedy, of Mossy Head, was in town last Tuesday and made a pleasant call at the Herald office.
  • The Young Ladies Missionary Society of the Presbyterian Church will sell Cake and Candy at the Dixie Drug Store Friday.
  • Mr. W. Chaffin, of Tallahassee, was the guest of friends here last Saturday.
  • Mr. D. A. McLean, of Niceville, was in town last Sunday visiting his daughter who is attending Palmer College.
  • Miss Mattie Phillips returned to her home at Ocala last week after visiting friends here.
  • Miss Mattie Bell returned from Pensacola last Thursday after spending a few days with her friend Miss Leah Sutton.
  • Miss Jennie Jackson, of Vernon, is the guest of her cousin, Miss Leah Jackson.
  • Miss Eva Rutherford, of Crestview, was in town last Saturday visiting her parents.
  • Mr.  John Richardson, who has been quite sick, is able to be out among his friends again.
  • Mr. Willliam Rogers visited Ponce de Leon last Friday on business.
  • Misses Eola and Nora Powell returned to attend school again from Dorcas last Tuesday where they had been visiting their parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Powell.
  • Mr. J. F. Richbourg of Crestview was in town last Tuesday.
  • Mrs. C. D. Meigs, of Mossy Head, was in town last Tuesday visiting her children.
  • Col. W. C. Dodson, of Atlanta, is visiting the family of Mr. W. L. Cawthon.
  • Mr. and Mrs. L. I. Smith, who have spent the past two months at Camp Walton, returned Monday accompanied by Dr. A. A. Dye, of Madison, Wis., who is visiting them.

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

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