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GENERAL NEWS ANNOUNCEMENTS

Newspaper: The DeFuniak Herald

 

 

The W. O. W Unveiling

The monument erected to the memory of our deceased sovereign S. B. Padgett, late a member of this camp, will be unveiled at Sandy Creek church on next Sunday, January 18th, 1914, at 12:30 o’clock p.m.  All camps and visiting members are cordially invited to attend and participate.

Duncan Wilks

Clerk Camp No. 46, W. O. W.

Ponce de Leon, Fla.

—The DeFuniak Herald, Jan 15, 1914; Page 1.

 

In Memoriam

That duties faithfully performed merit recognition is well understood, and because of a fidelity to the welfare of our little Library through a long term of years, the membership of the Ladies’ Library Association wish to thus publicly comemorate the name and good works of Mrs. Melvina Banfil.

 

She was a charter member of the Association and for many years both president and librarian, and to her continual watchfulness and attendance much of the success of the growing institution was due. Always ready with help or advice, the membership looked to her as the mainstay of the Association, and that her later years were clowded with the loneliness and misunderstandings of a failing intellect only makes more bright and sweet the memory of her unfailing efforts to further the work of our organization during the prime of her womanhood.

 

We are also called on by an All Wise creator to mourn the loss of the Honorable Wallace Bruce, a life honorary member, who contributed many choice volumes to our collection. What he meant to this community can only be appreciated to the full in the years that are to come, but in our hearts the memory of his encouragement and approval will ever remain. “Gone! Yes, but only on, The infinitudes of God to cos.”

  • Mrs. N. Manning, Pres’t.
  •    Pearl E. Stanley, Sec’r.

—The DeFuniak Herald, January 22, 1914; Page 2.

 

 

THE HIGHWAY

The hard road camp is located on the Glendale road, across the Old Mill creek, about a mile and a half north of town. The Herald walked out to the camp over the right-of-way Tuesday and found the men–about eighteen in number—in charge of “de walkin’ boss,” busily engaged in putting up tents and getting ready to commence active work on the road the next day.

The crew is in charge of Messrs. Gaddis and Noble. We did not see either of these gentlemen as they happened to be in town on business, but their “walkin’ boss” is a very intelligent colored man, who was able to tell us a whole lot we didn’t know about road-building.

The route of the road on which the crew is now at work runs through the west side of Mr. Hugh Prescott’s field.

—The DeFuniak Herald, December 19, 1912; Page 3.

 

 

Laban Martin, who edited the “Signal” in DeFuniak Springs twenty years ago, was in the city a day or two the first of the week. “Labe” is now in the tombstone and monument business, and doesn’t look a day older than he did the first we saw him. He looks as if he might be good for a hundred years yet, which is another proof of the truth of the old adage that “Only the good die young.”

—The DeFuniak Herald, December 19, 1912; Page 3.

 

 

A bunch of Gypsies were camped in the court house yard for several days the past week.

—The DeFuniak Herald, December 26, 1912; Page 1.

 

 

Mr. W. Crawford, knowing the editor’s fondness for the ‘possum, brought us the biggest and fattest one last Saturday that we ever saw. Weighed about twenty-two pounds, and as fat as butter.

—The DeFuniak Herald, December 26, 1912; Page 1.

 

The editor of this fierce and un-terrified periodical was too poor to afford a turkey for Christmas this year, but our old friend Cilty Crawford, from over on Alaqua, brought us about the biggest ‘possum last Saturday we have “ever hiern tell of.” The aforesaid marsupial will grace our table just as soon as our father gets down from Birmingham, which will probably be next Thursday.

The DeFuniak Herald, December 26, 1912; Page 1.

 

 

Boys Corn Club School

 

A Boys’ Corn Club School will be held at Columbia, S. C., at the time of the meeting of the National Corn Show, January 27th, to February 8th, 1913. Two boys from every county in the Southern States are eligible to attend. More than 1000 boys are expected. Arrangements have been made for caring for the boys in every way, even to the best of medical attention. The boys will be assembled in groups of 20 and placed directly under a man charged with their care. Reduced rates have been secured from the following named places to Columbia and return:

  • Jacksonville……….$ 9.65
  • Lake Butler………… $11.20
  • Lake City……………   $9.90
  • Madison…………….  $10.05
  • Pensacola………….  $17.05
  • Plant City…………… $15.35
  • River Junction…  $12.20
  • Trilby………………….  $14.60

The expenses after arriving in Columbia will not exceed $12.00 for everything. It would be an easy matter to raise the small amount necessary to send one or two boys from each county. Almost every citizen would contribute.

The school will be conducted under the auspices of the Exposition and the United States Agricultural Department authorities. The school will be one of instruction and pleasure. The State Agent of the Boys’ and Girls’ Clubs will be there and look after the Florida boys.

Every county in Florida having a Boys Corn Club should be represented at this great gathering of boys from all over the South.

—The DeFuniak Herald, December 26, 1912; Page 1.

 

 

BIG LAND DEAL

Concerning the sale of fourteen thousand acres of land in northwest Walton county, to be used for colonization purposes, the Pensacola Evening News of last Thursday has this to say:

West Florida lands are selling now like hot cakes on a cold morning, and with each and every sale an increase in the value of the property in this section of the state is noticed. Recent deals evidence the fact that the capitalists and promoters who have been developing other sections of the country are now directing their efforts to this section of the South, especially West Florida.

The very latest of the big deals involving West Florida acreage was that which was consummated in Florala last night by John Allyn Campbell, of Chicago and W. M. Cram and Henry Hollman, of  Berlin, Ont., the latter two representing Canadian colonizers. Mr. Campbell, who is a very frequent visitor of Pensacola by reason of the fact that he is the holder of much West Florida land, arrived here this morning in company with the Canadian buyers, and to a few of his most intimate friends made known the facts that he had disposed of fourteen thousand acres of land in Walton county, near Crestview.

The tract includes the town of Garden City, a new settlement that is being developed by Mr. Campbell, and an area of land extending for seven or eight miles on both sides of the railroad extending from Crestview to Florala. It is understood that the lands brought from five and a half to seven dollars an acre, averaging six dollars an acre for the whole tract. $84,000 in cash changed hands.

 

WILL COLONIZE LANDS

The big tract of Walton county land was purchased by a number of rich German farmers in Berlin, Ontario, Canada, through Mr. W. M. Cram, an attorney of Berlin and Henry Hollman, also of Berlin. When seen this morning

by an Evening News representative Mr. Campbell, who is land agent for the Mobile and Ohio railroad, having headquarters in the Congress Hotel, Chicago, stated that the purchasers of the lands are well to do. Many of them

will move to this section to develop their land. Mr. Cram, the purchasers attorney, who arrived here this morning with Mr. Campbell, will leave tonight for Berlin, Ontario. Mr. Hollman left this morning. Mr. Campbell, however, will remain here for several days.

—The DeFuniak Herald, January 4, 1912; Page 2.

 

 

Mr. Archie Ray, of Rat Head, was visiting in the city [DeFuniak Springs] Saturday.

—The DeFuniak Herald, January 1, 1913; Page 1.

 

 

An Augury

If Newyears Day dawns faire and cleare,

It doth betide a happy yeare;

But if, perchance, it then should raine,

It doth make deare all kinds of graine.”

 

This is an old English rhyme which probably means about as much as “Chick-my-craney-crow,” but who shall attempt to say how many people anxiously regard the state of the weather each Newyears Day as an augury of the succeeding three hundred and sixty-five days? We confess to being just confortably superstitious, as any fellow has a perfect right to be who was raised in the “back woods” of middle Alabama. We are not quite so superstitious now as we used to be, nor can we now recall to mind one half the “signs” and omens with which we were perfectly familiar thirty years ago. It is now possible for us to pass a graveyard at night without an attack of “buck ague,” and we can even listen to the inspiring twitter of the screech-owl without conjuring up a string of dire consequences “too numerous to mention.” We can now look at the new moon over our left shoulder with a perfectly steady nerve, yet we wouldn’t have been guilty of such wanton recklessness thirty years ago for a page advertisement and a dozen cash subscribers.

“Signs” never failed in those days. If a dog howled at night, and there wasn’t a death in the neighborhood within three days, it simply proved that the neighbors were contrary. It didn’t injure the reputation of the “sign” a particle.

But most of the delightful superstitions of our boyhood have gone glimmering. Our little city has been very aptly termed “The Boston of the South” on account of the superior intelligence and refinement of its people. For twenty years we have lived in DeFuniak, shed our dazzling intellectual radiance over its people, attended the Florida Chautauqua, and imbibed culture and other family groceries till we have shed most of the entrancing superstitions that clustered around our early youth. We have actually absorbed “culture” till we could scrape it off our person with a splinter and have come to regard even the existence of a “bogie man” with a great deal of skepticism. But we still cling to our fondness for possum and buttermilk, and hold to our belief in the auguries of Newyears Day with a tenacity that would do credit to the most confirmed haruspices of ancient Rome, and we are not going to believe that a day as perfect as this Newyear could be the harbinger of anything but the year of happiness and prosperity that such a perfect day should portend, and to show our faith by our works, we shall today have for dinner at Chateau de Cleveland a feast of hog jowl and peas, as this is said to be a potent charm against evil spirits, “hants” and other vermin.

To all of our readers we extend our heartiest wishes that the year may contain all of the perfection of happiness of which such a beautiful day should be typical. May you be prosperous enough, and honest enough, to pay your debts, thus enabling the other fellow to pay his, so that we may all enjoy a happy new year.

—The DeFuniak Herald, January 1, 1913; Page 2.

 

 

Hon. John H. Pedigo, speaking of the trials and tribulations of the country editor who only has about ‘steen pounds of type with which to set his paper, tells this one on Lee Payne of the Touchet Pioneer: A tramp printer dropped into the office and Lee put him on the case. Then the editor rolled up his sleeves, took a hitch in his belt and began grinding out two and three liners chronicling the fact that Gaiser, Hanson, Harmon, Seachris, Pritchett and a score or more other notables had visited Walla-Walla on certain days of the week. “I am out of cap W’s,” remarked the printer. “Change Walla-Walla to Garden city,” remarked the editor. In an hour or so the printer made known the fact that the cap G’s were exhausted. “Change Garden City to county seat, lower case,” said the managing editor,” who continued grinding until his usual two columns of departures for and returns from Walla-Walla  were completed.

— Exchange.

—The DeFuniak Herald, January 1, 1913; Page 2.

 

 

The Grand Jury

To the honorable J. Emmet Wolfe, Judge of the Circuit Court of the First Judicial Circuit of Florida in and for Walton County.

 

We, the Grand Jurors of the State of Florida, lawfully selected, empanneled and sworn, inquiring in and for the body of the county of Walton, having completed our labors at the Winter term of the Circuit Court for said county, respectfully beg leave to present this our final report and ask to be discharged. We have diligently enquired into matters that have come to our attention, and in all cases where the evidence justified it we have found true bills in all other cases we have found no bills. We have examined into the manner and method of conducting the public business in the Court House and in the County Jail. We found that the officers having offices in the Court House keep their records and papers in a neat and businesslike manner. We would recommend, however, that the tax collector be provided with a suitable vault in which to safely keep the records and papers of his office. In the event of fire the records and papers of his office would be a severe loss to the county. We also found that the county jail is neatly and cleanly kept, the prisoners are well fed and cared for. We also visited the poor farm of the county and found that the farm is properly conducted and everything kept in a sanitary condition. We found there are seven inmates at the farm and that the sum of $56.00 per month is set apart for the up keep of these people. This small sum is entirely inadequate for this purpose. Some of the inmates are invalids and all of them are entitled to more than they are getting. We would recommend that the board of County Commissioners set apart and provide at least $10.00 per inmate per month for their upkeep, totaling $70.00 for the upkeep of the seven inmates now at the farm. The invalids at the farm are also in need of medical attention; two of them are kept in one small room from which an offensive odor comes. These two inmates could be separated and separate rooms provided for them. Also, there is need at the farm for three additional comforts, three bedsheets, three pillow slips and one chamber. These things should be provided by the board of County Commissioners at once. We wish also in conclusion to thank the officers of the court for the many courtesies and attentions show us in our deliberations.

Respectfully submitted,

  • Allen L. Hart, Foreman
  • W. F. Hall, Clerk

—The DeFuniak Herald, January 22, 1914; Page 1.

 

 

Contributed by Michael Strickland

The DeFuniak Herald – March 12, 1914 – Notices & announcements

Local News

Notices/Announcements

  • Notice (1)
    • Parties having rooms for rent or other accommodations to offer for tourists and tourists who desire accommodations are requested to inform the secretary of the Tourists’ Club, S. M. Terry, lock box 422 DeFuniak or at Charles Gordon’s who will be pleased to render assistance in bringing parties together
  • Announcements (2)
    • Samuel J. McCall announces candidacy for Treasurer of Walton County
    • L.H. Cawthon announces candidacy for Treasurer of Walton County
    • Miles Warren announces candidacy for Treasurer of Walton County
    • J.E. Wooten announces candidacy for Treasurer of Walton County
    • J.A. Richbourg announces candidacy for County Commissioner of the Fourth District of Walton County
    • Jas. L. Clary announces candidacy for Tax Collector of Walton County
    • Herman Bludworth announces candidacy for re-election to the office of County Commissioner of the First District of Walton County
    • A.W. Powell announces candidacy for County Commissioner of the Fourth District of Walton County
    • D. A. Gillis announces candidacy re-election as Tax Assessor of Walton county
    • James A. McLean announces candidacy for Tax Collector for Walton County
    • M. P. Rushing announces candidacy for County commissioner from district No. 1 of Walton County.  He promises economy and consistency to try to keep taxes low.
    • C. D. Meigs announces candidacy for re-election to the office of County Commissioner from District 3
    • Mr. J. D. Sellars announces his candidacy for County Commissioner from District No. 3 and solicits your support in the Democratic primary election
    • T. M. (Mack) Trotman announces candidacy for Supervisor of Registration
    • W. P. Balkom announces candidacy for County Commissioner for District 3
    • Rev. Daniel Anderson announces candidacy for Representative from Walton county
    • Capers Tyner announces candidacy for County Commissioner from District No. 4
    • J. A. Hussey announces candidacy for County Commissioner from District 1, submitted by the citizens of Knox Hill
  • Notice of Application for Tax Deed Under Section 8 of Chapter 4888, Laws of Florida (2)
    • W. L. Cawthon, purchaser of tax certificate No. 27
    • Witnessed by Chas. H. Gordon, Clerk Circuit Court Walton County, FL
  • Notice of Application for Tax Deed Under Section 8 of Chapter 4888, Laws of Florida (2)
    • L.F. Campbell, purchaser of tax certificate
    • Witnessed by Chas. H. Gordon, Clerk Circuit Court Walton County, FL

Compiled by Emily Petroskey

The DeFuniak Herald – March 5, 1914 – General news

GENERAL NEWS AND OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

Glendale (1)

  • Many people in the area have been sick with colds due to the changing weather
  • J. E. Wooten of Laurel Hill passed  through here Saturday a week en route home on a visit
  • Messrs. I. L. and M. Sullivan went last week to Enterprise, AL to visit their sick sister
  • Messrs. W. A. Underwood and J. J. Laird were at Samson on business last week
  • Mr. Bishop of DeFuniak was in our town last week.
  • Mr. H. M. Hanna made a call at – – well up at Darlington way Sunday a week.
  • Mr. M. Sullivan now occupies a part of the Murphy block instead of the Edwards store, and will greet you there.
  • Supt. D. N. Trotman was out our way on a visit to the school recently and we are glad to note that the school and house was on aver of U.S. percent in the county school statistics
  • L. N. Sullivan is at Birmingham, AL looking after his affairs there.
  • J. L. Edwards has been on a visit to relatives in Alabama for the last week.
  • G. T. Anderson of Pleasant Grove was in our city lately
  • The bang of the gun on the last day of hunting season was heard often
  • Joe Wooten and wife visited latter’s parents at Laurel Hill Saturday and Sunday
  • Mr. Walton Davis has had his house remodeled and this adds attraction to that part of town
  • Mr. W. M .Smith was visiting his parents at Ponce De Leon Saturday
  • A series of lectures delivered here Saturday and Sunday by Mr. Coriror? Of Texas was enjoyed by many.
  • Some of our folks attended the sing at Pine Grove Saturday
  • Master Ernest Broxon, of Sandy Creek, was here Sunday
  • Several of our famers were hauling guano last week and are beginning farming in earnest
  • Prof. J. A. McKinnon was down Sandy Creek Sunday

Tiago News (1)

  • The health of the community is very good.
  • Mr. & Mrs. Tom Chamberlain and babies visited D. W. Renfroe and family Sunday
  • Mr. Morris is visiting his daughter near DeFuniak this week
  • Mr. and Mrs. D. W. Renfroe and Mrs. Morris and son Pearly attend church at Red Bay Sunday
  • Oscar Bradley of New Home visited his mother Sunday
  • Alex Anderson of Red Bay visited W. L. Anderson Sunday
  • Wash Carrington, who is at works at Jolly Bay, spent Sunday with his family here
  • D. C. and W. L. Anderson had two days log rolling last week.
  • R. N. Renfroe has his new house completed
  • J. B. Rigdon and family visited Mrs. Wilson Sunday
  • Mrs. D.W. Renfroe and children visited Mrs. J. B. Rigdon Thursday
  • Tom Chamberlain has rented J. M. Rushing’s farm again this year
  • R. N. Renfroe transacted business in DeFuniak last week
  • J. M. Rushing made a business trip to DeFuniak last week
  • Mesdames. Morris and Renfroe were shopping in DeFuniak last Saturday
  • D. W. Renfroe has rented his farm to Mr. Morris this year
  • Tiago is on a boom now.  Everybody seems to be interested in farming and telephoning.  There are two new phones in  and poles up for two more.  Come on boys and lets all get a phone.

Local News Items (4)

  • R. G. Smith, who was here visiting his family left last Tuesday for Bristol, where he has a turpentine still
  • C. K. McQuarries of Pensacola was in town last Tuesday on business
  • Miss. Lee Jackson visited friends at Milton last Sunday
  • Mrs. J. J.McCaskill Jr. and children visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. E. Richardson last Saturday and Sunday
  • Mr. Godwin of Hilton, GA was in town last Sunday visiting his friends, Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Anderson
  • Miss. Mary Lou Cawthon and niece, Miss. Ruby Cawthon and nephew, Mr. Leslie Cawthon visited Miss. Cawthon’s niece, little Mary Hope at Florala, AL last Saturday
  • J. L .McLean, of Eucheeanna was in town last Tuesday on business
  • J. T. Underwood, of the DeFuniak Drug Co. left last Tuesday for Caryville on business
  • W. J. Davis of Deerland was in town last week on business
  • Mrs. D. U. Bullock, of Caryville was in town last Tuesday visiting friends
  • Miss. Carrie Charles of Caryville, entered the Thomas Industrial School last Tuesday
  • Mrs. J. M. Reynolds and daughter, of Mossy Head, were in town last Monday visiting friends
  • Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Walden Jr. visited Mr. Walden’s sister Mrs. Edney at Florala, AL last Sunday
  • Mr. T. J. McCall of Florala, AL was in town last Sunday visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. McCall
  • Mrs. Dudley McCaskill is expected in a few days from DeLand, where she has been visiting her parents
  • A crowd of the young folks of our city gave a surprise party to Miss. Ora Drake last Friday night.  Quite a number were present and dainty refreshments were served
  • Mrs. J. C. Walden, Sr. left last Saturday night for Florala, AL to visit her daughter, Mrs. Edney, a few days
  • Mr. J. C. Walden Jr. was over from Andalusia, AL last Sunday to visit Mrs. J. C. Walden Jr.
  • A. W. Powell of Dorcas was in town last Tuesday visiting his daughters, who are attending the High School
  • R. E. L. McCaskill visiting Pensacola last Tuesday on business
  • The Board of Stewards of M. E. Church were entertained by Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Thorp last Monday night at their lovely home on the circle.  The entertainment was perfect in every particular.  The Board looked carefully into the interest of the church and was much pleased with a promising outlook for a good year.  Many noble people are found in that congregation as well as in the other churches of our lovely town.
  • Mrs. Will Watson and children of Pensacola arrived last Tuesday to visit Mrs. O. A. Watson a few days
  • Mr. Malcom Morrison, who has been here visiting relatives and friends left for his home at Arcadia last Saturday
  • Mr. J. B. Parker, of Ealum was in town last Saturday visiting his son, Mr. Walter Parker
  • Mr. Alex McCallum of Dorcas was in town last Saturday visiting his friends
  • Mr. Burruse Cawthon visited Bonifay last Friday on business
  • Mr. A. W. Powell of Dorcas was in town last Friday visiting his daughters
  • Mr. C. D. Meigs and son, Mr. Johnnie, of Mossy Head were in our little city last Friday on business
  • Mrs. J. J. Ellis and children of Deerland were in town last Thursday visiting her sister, Mrs. W. R. Stafford
  • Mr. J. D. Russ, of Freeport was in town last Friday on business
  • Mr. M. E. Savage, of Crestview, was in town last Friday visiting his family, who are here for the benefit of the schools
  • Mr. J.  W. McSwain, of Dorcas, was in town last Tuesday on business
  • A. D. McKinnon returned from Pensacola last Tuesday where he had been on business
  • Allen Hart, of Dorcas, was in town last Tuesday on business
  • Messrs. Joe Ward and Jasper Ward of Bruce were in town last Tuesday on business
  • Mr. and Mrs. C. Y. Barnes of Claroy? Were in town last Tuesday on business
  • Mr. Johnnie Meigs of Mossy Head was in town last Tuesday shaking hands with his many friends
  • Mr. F. M. Turner, of Mossy Head was in town last Tuesday visiting his sons, Messrs. Harvey and Charlie Turner
  • Mr. Smith of Mossy  Head  was in town last Tuesday on business
  • Mr. and Mrs. Taylor, of Decatur, Illinois touring the south, stepped off to see her brother, J. A. Murphy
  • Messrs. Jeff Adkison, Troy Mickler, Jim Infinger, Charlie Infinger, Ben Infinger, W.  W. Infinger, Chas. Infinger, and Alex Brown was in town last Tuesday on business

Notices/Announcements

  • Notice (1)
    • Parties having rooms for rent or other accommodations to offer for tourists and tourists who desire accommodations are requested to inform the secretary of the Tourists’ Club, S. M. Terry, lock box 422 DeFuniak or at Charles Gordon’s who will be pleased to render assistance in bringing parties together
  • Announcements (2)
    • L.H. Cawthon announces candidacy for Treasurer of Walton County
    • Miles Warren announces candidacy for Treasurer of Walton County
    • J.E. Wooten announces candidacy for Treasurer of Walton County
    • J.A. Richbourg announces candidacy for County Commissioner of the Fourth District of Walton County
    • Jas. L. Clary announces candidacy for Tax Collector of Walton County
    • Herman Bludworth announces candidacy for re-election to the office of County Commissioner of the First District of Walton County
    • A.W. Powell announces candidacy for County Commissioner of the Fourth District of Walton County
    • Samuel J. McCall announces candidacy for Treasurer of Walton County
    • D. A. Gillis announces candidacy re-election as Tax Assessor of Walton county
    • James A. McLean announces candidacy for Tax Collector for Walton County
    • M. P. Rushing announces candidacy for County commissioner from district No. 1 of Walton County.  He promises economy and consistency to try to keep taxes low.
    • C. D. Meigs announces candidacy for re-election to the office of County Commissioner from District 3
    • J. D. Sellars announces candidacy for office of County Commissioner from District 3
    • T. M. (Mack) Trotman announces candidacy for Supervisor of Registration
    • W. P. Balkom announces candidacy for County Commissioner for District 3
    • Rev. Daniel Anderson announces candidacy for Representative from Walton county
  • Notice of Application for Tax Deed Under Section 8 of Chapter 4888 Laws of Florida (2)
    • L.F. Campbell, purchaser of tax certificate
    • Witnessed by Chas. H. Gordon, Clerk Circuit Court Walton County, FL
  • Notice of Application for Tax Deed Under Section 8 of Chapter 4888, Laws of Florida (2)
    • W. L. Cawthon, purchaser of tax certificate No. 27
    • Witnessed by Chas. H. Gordon, Clerk Circuit Court Walton County, FL
  • Notice In Circuit Court of Walton County First Judicial Circuit of Florida (3 & 4)
    • T.M. McConnell vs. J.A. Myers Company, a corporation
    • Corporation is required to appear on or before the rule day in April, 1914
    • Chas. H. Gordon, Clerk Circuit Court
    • D. Stuart Gillis, Solicitor for Plaintiff
  • Notice (3 & 4)
    • Mary J. King, Administratrix of the Estate of W.M. King, deceased, will apply for final discharge from administratrix duties on January 15th at the offices of the Hon. W.E. Parish, County Judge of Walton County
  • Notice (3 & 4)
    • Superintendent of Registration J. C. Drake announces that the registration book will be open for registration of voters at his place of business on 8th St. until the first Monday in March
  • Special Master’s Sale (4)
    • Real Estate auction will be held on March 2, 1914 as a result of the case between J.W. Wilkerson, complainant, and S.F. and Amanda Rice, respondents
    • D. Stuart Gillis, Special Master in Chancery, will conduct the auction
  • Notice (4)
    • John W. Barnett, guardian of the estate of Rudolph Barnett, Mabel Barnett and Gertrude Barnett, minor children of the late Ada Barnett, will apply to Hon. W.E. Parish, County Judge of Walton County, for leave to sell at a private sale sections of real estate in the interest of the minor children
    • D. Stuart Gillis, Guardian’s attorney
  • Notice of Publication (4)
    • U.S. Land Office at Gainesville, FL January 24th, 1914
    • Berry Morrell of Mossyhead has filed notice of intention to make fiver year proof to establish claim on the land described before the Clerk of the Circuit Court at DeFuniak Springs, FL on March 10, 1914
    • Claimant names as witnesses C.D. Meigs, S.R. Richardson, J.W. Richardson, F.M. Turner all of Mossyhead, FL
    • Henry S. Chubb, Register
  • Call for Special School Tax District at Dorcas, FL, Feb. 14th, 1914 (4)
    • Election will be held at Dorcas to decide whether or not to create a special school tax district
    • J.M. Mirler, T.A. McCallum, Wilkes Powell, Managers
    • Done by order of the Board of Public Instruction, J.E. Bowers, Chairman, Dan. Tratman, Secretary
  • Notice of Sheriff’s Sale (4)
    • J.M. Bell, Sheriff
    • Sections of real estate for sale due to a court case involving Star Cooperate, B. Boothe, C.D. Powell and R.A. Bell
    • Terms of sale cash, deeds at cost of purchase

Compiled by Emily Petroskey

The DeFuniak Herald – February 26, 1914 – General news

Contributed by Emily Petroskey

 

GENERAL NEWS AND OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

Local News Items (1)

  • Wanted to Rent- an old stove in good condition
  • Mr. Fred B. Downs of Warren, Ohio spent Sunday and Monday with Mr. A. L. Beach and family
  • Mr. H. J. Mackey, of Pensacola, chief office deputy United States Marshal, was a business visitor to the city Monday
  • Mr. J. B. Parker of Ealum was in town last Tuesday visiting his son, Mr. Walter Parker
  • Chautauqua Programs available at the Herald office, as well as mailing envelopes for them
  • Mr. Stuartevant of Crown Point, Indiana, who has been wintering here, expects to leave next week for his home.
  • Mr. Miles Warren of DeFuniak Springs, FL, candidate for county treasurer in Walton County was among the carnival visitors to Pensacola Monday, accompanied by Chairman Meigs of the Walton county board of commissioners. – Pensacola News, Monday
  • Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Mitcheon of Mossy Head were in town last Monday visiting friends.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Lee Godwin of Georgia , who are visiting relatives at Mossy Head, were in town last Monday
  • Mr. J. D. Sellars and family purchased Mr. Howard Cawthon’s cottage on South Park Avenue.  Mr. Sellars is having it repaired and renovated.
  • Mr. and Mrs. A. F. Bullard of Glendale were in town last Sunday visiting friends
  • Messrs G. B. Campbell and Jim Morrison visited Florala, AL last Monday
  • Mr. John J. Meigs, formerly with the Bristol Naval Store Co. but now of DeFuniak Springs was a visitor in the city last Thursday. – Free Press, Bristol
  • Mr. D. F. Gunn, of Santa Rosa, who has been here visiting his daughter, Mrs. Obie Adams, returned to his home last Thursday
  • Mr. Dan Ray visited his parents at Knox Hill last Sunday
  • Mrs. Madernach, of Virginia arrived last week to spend a few weeks with her son, Mr. E V. Madernach and family.
  • Mr. J. L. McKinnon left last Saturday for Pensacola to spend a few days
  • Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Douglas of Argyle, were in town last Sunday visiting Mrs. W. K. Jennings
  • Mr. B.C. Pavis and brother, Mr. Ross Lathinghouse, visited their uncle, Mr. Sutton, at Laurel Hill last Sunday
  • Mr. Haywood Sutton visited his parents at Laurel Hill last Sunday
  • State Organizer John A. Curry of the Socialist Party of Florida was here Monday.  He addressed the people Monday night and organized the nucleus of a Socialist organization here.
  • The first sky scraping hotel for the Chautauqua session has been erected just east of The Herald offices. On, you fish and biscuit. (?)
  • Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Campbell left last Saturday for Pensacola to spend a few days
  • Mr. J.C. Smith, proprietor of the Golden Acre Farm and State Demonstrator for this county, is attending a convention of the county demonstrators at Gainesville this week.
  • Mr. C. A. Landrum, formerly of this place but now of Gainesville, was in town a few days last week visiting friends
  • Born – on the 19th instant, to Mr. and Mrs. Ed Salters of Pensacola, a son. Mrs. Salters was formerly Miss. Becale Storrs of this city.
  • Mr. L. A. Pittsford of Buffalo, W. Va, who has been here for some weeks attending his brother, left with him Tuesday for Charleston, W. Va.  Pittsford expressed the hope that at no distant date he might be able to bring his family to DeFuniak for a winter and probably to stay
  • Mr. C. D. Meigs of Mossy Head was in town last Saturday visiting his daughter, Mrs. W. R. Stafford
  • Capt Eric Von Axelson, of Laurel Hill, was a visitor to DeFuniak Monday attending the Socialist meeting.
  • Mr. S. Ginsburg, of Mossy Head, was in town last Friday on business
  • Mr. A. R. Campbell visited Glendale last Friday
  • Mr. Allen Carter, of Ealum, was in town last Friday and made a pleasant call at the Herald office
  • Dr. C. F. Lawry of Ponce de Leon was in town last Saturday on business
  • Mr. J. M Broxton, of Union was in town last Saturday on business
  • Mr. J. C. Walden Jr., who has been here spending a few days with his wife, left eh first of the week for Dothan, AL
  • Mr. R. A . Frazier of Ealum was in town last Friday and made a pleasant call at the Herald office
  • Miss. Ada Campbell, who is teaching at Campbell Rest. Was in town last Saturday and Sunday visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. R. Campbell
  • Dr. S. E. Stephens, of Mossy Head, was in town last Friday on business
  • Mrs. Lancelot Hughes and daughter Eleanor left last Sunday for their home in Ponce de Leon after spending a few day swith her parents, Dr. and Mrs. G. P Morris
  • Mr. J. B. Ward, of Union, was in town last Frida yvisitin ghis daughter, Miss. Anna Ward
  • Mrs. Gordon Smith and children returned from New Orleans, LA last Saturday after spending a few weeks with her parents
  • Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Langly of Alaqua were in town last Friday on business
  • Mrs. Arthur Thomas and Miss. Inez Bovis left Tuesday for an extended visit of several weeks to Pensacola, DeFuniak Springs, and Marianna. – Panama City Pilot
  • Miss. Emma Reed of Glendale was in town last Saturday visiting her brother, Mr. Jim Reed
  • Mrs. J. C. Walden Sr., returned from Alabama yesterday after spending a few days in different parts of the State with her children
  • Mrs. Henderson and daughter, of Mossy Head were in town last Thursday visiting friends
  • Mrs. Mitchell left last Thursday for Chipley to spend a few days with her parents

Notices/Announcements

  • Tax Notice (1)
    • D.A. Gillis, Tax Assessor, and James A. McLean, Tax Collector, will be at Red Bay on February 26 and Bruce on February 27 to asses taxes for 1913
  • Notice of Application for Tax Deed Under Section 8 of Chapter 4888, Laws of Florida (2 & 4)
    • L.F. Campbell, purchaser of tax certificate
    • Witnessed by Chas. H. Gordon, Clerk Circuit Court Walton County, FL
  • Announcements (2)
    • L.H. Cawthon announces candidacy for Treasurer of Walton County
    • Miles Warren announces candidacy for Treasurer of Walton County
    • J.E. Wooten announces candidacy for Treasurer of Walton County
    • J.A. Richbourg announces candidacy for County Commissioner of the Fourth District of Walton County
    • Jas. L. Clary announces candidacy for Tax Collector of Walton County
    • Herman Bludworth announces candidacy for re-election to the office of County Commissioner of the First District of Walton County
    • A.W. Powell announces candidacy for County Commissioner of the Fourth District of Walton County
    • Samuel J. McCall announces candidacy for Treasurer of Walton County
    • D.A. Gillis announces candidacy for re-election to position of Tax Assessor of Walton county
    • James A McLean announces candidacy for Tax Collector of Walton County
    • M. P. Rushing announces candidacy for County commissioner from district No. 1 of Walton County.  He promises economy and consistency to try to keep taxes low.
    • C.D. Meigs has been convinced to run for re-election as County Commissioner from District No. 3.
  • Notice of Special Tax School District Election, Argyle, Florida, March 7, 1914 (3)
    • There will be an election held at the the school of Argyle, FL on March 7 to decide whether the area described will be used to create a special tax district for the school
  • Notice (3)
    • Parties having rooms for rent or accommodations for tourists, and tourists seeking rooms are requested to inform the secretary of the Tourists’ Club, S.M. Terry, lock box 422 DeFuniak, or at Caarles Gordon’s, who will render assistance in bringing the two together
    • Notice In Circuit Court of Walton County First Judicial Circuit of Florida (4)
      • T.M. McConnell vs. J.A. Myers Company, a corporation
      • Corporation is required to appear on or before the rule day in April, 1914
      • Chas. H. Gordon, Clerk Circuit Court
      • D. Stuart Gillis, Solicitor for Plaintiff
  • U.S. Land Office at Gainesville, FL January 24th, 1914
    • Berry Morrell of Mossyhead has filed notice of intention to make fiver year proof to establish claim on the land described before the Clerk of the Circuit Court at DeFuniak Springs, FL on March 10, 1914
    • Claimant names as witnesses C.D. Meigs, S.R. Richardson, J.W. Richardson, F.M. Turner all of Mossyhead, FL
    • Henry S. Chubb, Register
  • Special Master’s Sale (4)
    • Real Estate auction will be held on March 2, 1914 as a result of the case between J.W. Wilkerson, complainant, and S.F. and Amanda Rice, respondents
    • D. Stuart Gillis, Special Master in Chancery, will conduct the auction
  • In the Circuit Court of Walton County, State of Florida in Chancery (4)
    • Ed. J. Gehlbach, Complainant vs. Viola Josephine Gehlbach, Defendant
    • Viola Josephine Gehlbach is required to appear on March 2, 1914
    • Chas. H. Gordon, Clerk Circuit Court Walton County State of Florida, W.H. Watson, S. Pasco Jr.  Solicitor for Complainant
  • Notice of Attachment (4)
    • In Court of Justice of Peace, State of Florida, Walton County, Eleventh District
    • J.E. McCall, Plantiff vs. H.M Woodard, Defendant
    • Woodard is notified that a Writ of Attachment has been issued against him and his property  attached to satisfy the demands of the plantiff, and he must appear before a Justice of the Peace
  • Call for Special School Tax District at Dorcas, FL Feb 14th, 1914 (4)
    • Election will be held at Dorcas to decide whether or not to create a special school tax district
    • J.M. Mirler, T.A. McCallum, Wilkes Powell, Managers
    • Done by order of the Board of Public Instruction, J.E. Bowers, Chairman, Dan. Tratman, Secretary
  • Notice of Sheriff’s Sale (4)
    • J.M. Bell, Sheriff
    • Sections of real estate for sale due to a court case involving Star Cooperate, B. Boothe, C.D. Powell and R.A. Bell
    • Terms of sale cash, deeds at cost of purchase

The DeFuniak Herald – February 19, 1914 – General news

Contributed by Emily Petroskey

 

GENERAL NEWS AND OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

Local News Items (1)

  • Wanted to Rent- An Oil Stove, must been in good condition
  • Mr. Dan Hughes, of Ponce de Leon, was in town last Thursday visiting his daughter, Mrs. Lancelot Hughes.
  • Mr. Butler of Ponce de Leon was in town last Thursday visiting friends.
  • Mr. & Mrs. Joe Moore and baby, of Darlington, were in town last Friday
  • Mrs. D.H. King returned from Clintonville, AL last Friday after visiting her parents, Mr. & Mrs. Joe Sawyer
  • The Ladies’ Missionary Society off the M. E. Church will sell cake and homemade bread at the Racket Store next Saturday afternoon from 2 to 5 o’clock.
  • Mr. J.T. Sawyer, of Clintonville, AL autoed over last Friday to visit his sister, Mrs. D. H. King
  • Mr. F. J. White visited friends at Bonifay last Saturday
  • Mrs. Mullens and children of Atlanta, GA arrived last Wednesday to visit her sister, Mrs. Robert Hemphill a few weeks
  • Mr. & Mrs. Albert Brock of Brockton, AL were in town last Friday visiting heir aunt, Mrs. D.H. King
  • Mr. J. J. Fitzgerald of Poley, AL was in town visiting friends the first of the week.
  • R.G. Smith, who has been here visiting his family left yesterday morning for Bristol.
  • Dr. Huggins and J. W. Hicks, of Freeport, were in town last Sunday
  • John Cawthon, of Munson, was in town last Sunday visiting his parents
  • Murray Cawthon, of Paxton, was in town last Sunday visiting his parents.
  • Charlie Henderson of Luanna was in town last Tuesday
  • M. Smith, who has been here spending a few weeks in our city, left last Tuesday for Jacksonville
  • Chautauqua Programs and mailing envelopes can be had at the Herald office
  • Mr. James Nipe, who has been spending the past six weeks with The Herald family, left Tuesday for Tallahassee, from whence he will go to points in North Carolina and Virginia.
  • Mr. T. L. Straughn, one of Glendale’s hustling merchants, was in the city Monday and gave The Herald a nice order for job printing and advertising.  Note his big advertisement of a closing out sale elsewhere in this issue.  We regret to learn that Mr. Straughn contemplates going out of the mercantile business and we shall wish him well in whatever line of business he may elect to engage.
  • Mrs. M.O. Brawner, of Pensacola, is expected next week to visit her parents.
  • Mr. & Mrs. McBride, who have been visiting our city a few weeks, left last Tuesday for Jacksonville.
  • Rev. J.E. West of Ponce de Leon was in town last Tuesday on business
  • Andy Henderson and wife of Ponce de Leon were in town last Tuesday
  • J.C. Smith and wife of Glendale were in town last Tuesday
  • Coy Hewett and wife of NC arrived last Tuesday to visit their cousins, C.E. Hewett and family
  • Mr and Mrs. W.F. Croft and daughter Emma Gene attended the funeral of Mr. Croft’s sister, Mrs. John Croft at Freeport last Thursday
  • Mrs. Dave McQuarrie, who is here visiting her parents, Mr. & Mrs. R. Buchanan expects to leave in a few days for her new home in Madison.
  • J.E. McConnell, of Claroy was in town last Monday visiting his brothers
  • Allen Hart and son of Dorcas were in town last Monday on business
  • Judge Porter of Grand Ridge was in town the first of the week visiting his many friends
  • Mr. Rodwell of Florala, AL was in town last Friday visiting his sister, Miss. Myrtle Rodwell, who is attending Palmer College
  • J.W. Henderson and wife of Luanna were in town last Tuesday
  • Miss. Mary Lou Mathis of Union, was in town last Monday visiting friends
  • Mr. Bud Balkom of Union was in town last Monday on business
  • Mr. Henderson and family of Darlington were in town last Monday
  • W.J. Davis of Deerland was in town last Monday on business
  • Mrs. J.B. Carr and baby of Holt arrived yesterday to visit her parents, Mr. & Mrs. R. Buchanan
  • Miss. Myrtle Rodwell and friend, Miss. Ruth McLean visited Miss. Rodwell’s parents at Florala, AL last Saturday and Sunday
  • Mrs. Chapman of Geneva, AL who has been here visiting her daughter Mrs. J.E. Grave left for her home last Monday
  • Mrs. A.R. Campbell returned from Crestview last Wednesday after a few days with her daughter, Mrs.  Powell
  • Mr. Dunans, of Ohio, arrived last Sunday to visit his son and family
  • J.D. Anderson of Eucheeanna was in town last Monday
  • Charlie McLeod and sister Miss. Sarah, and mother visited relatives at Eucheeanna last Thursday
  • Mr. & Mrs. Stuart Gillis and daughter visited friends at River Junction last Thursday
  • Mr. Simmons of Ponce de Leon was in town last Monday
  • Messrs. Angus Gillis and John Cameron of Knox Hill were in town last Friday
  • Master Alex Gillis of Palmer College visited his parents at Knox Hill last Saturday and Sunday
  • Mr. W.C. McLean of Knox Hill was in town last Saturday on business
  • Mr. & Mrs. W.F. Jones and son visited friends at Bearhead last Sunday afternoon
  • Mr. & Mrs. L. F. Cawthon and children visited Bearhead last Sunday afternoon
  • Mr. and Mrs. Claud Meigs visited their grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. C.D. Meigs at Mossy Head last Sunday
  • Mr. Bishop of Argyle was in town  Monday
  • Messrs. Clark and General Spencer visited friends at Alaqua Sunday
  • Mrs. Duggar of Climax, GA visited relatives  here Monday and Tuesday
  • Mr. Frink of Westville was in town Tuesday
  • Charlie McLeod of Beatrice visited his mother and sister Wednesday  and Thursday
  • Mrs. Robert Brown and children were the guests of Mrs. J. A. McDonald Monday and Tuesday
  • Mr. Gaskin of Caryville visited friends here Tuesday night
  • Mr. & Mrs. John A. McDonald visited relatives at Caryville Wednesday
  • Mr. and Mrs. A.D. Ray were the guests of Mr. Wooten and family Sunday
  • Mr. Charles Douglas of Westville was in town Saturday and Sunday
  • Mr. Ed Jordan of Milton was in town Sunday and Monday

Mossy Head (1)

  • S. Ginsburg spent Saturday in DeFuniak
  • C.D. Knapp of Greenwood spent last week visiting his sister, Mrs. John Meigs. He left Tuesday for New Mexico
  • Miss. Sadie Ginsburg and her friend Miss. Lillia Jacoby spent Saturday in our city
  • Messrs C.D. and J.J. Meigs spent Saturday in DeFuniak
  • Mr. & Mrs. Henderson from Boggy moved to Mossy Head last week
  • W.F. Meigs and Claude Meigs of DeFuniak came down for awhile Sunday afternoon
  • R.A. Campbell of Basin moved here last week. Seems that Mossy Head holds some attraction.  Welcome. We like to see you come.

Local News (2)

  • Mrs. J.C. Walden Sr. left last Friday for different parts of Alabama to visit her children
  • Mr. & Mrs. McCaskill moved into Mrs. McKenzies cottage on 10th street last Monday
  • The monument erected to the memory of P.W. Richardson will be unveiled at 2:30 PM on Sunday March 9th at DeFuniak Springs.  Neighboring camps are asked to come and assist in ceremonies.  A.D. Stanley, Clerk Magnolia Camp No. 10
  • Mr. Johnson of Bloomington, Ind. Purchased a farm the past week from C.M. Flow near the old McPhall mill on the National Highway

 

Notices/Announcements

  • Tax Notice (1)
    • D.A. Gillis, Tax Assessor, and James A. McLean, Tax Collector, will be at Red Bay on February 26 and Bruce on February 27 to asses taxes for 1913
  • Announcements (2)
    • L.H. Cawthon announces candidacy for Treasurer of Walton County
    • Miles Warren announces candidacy for Treasurer of Walton County
    • J.B Wooten announces candidacy for Treasurer of Walton County
    • J.A. Richbourg announces candidacy for County Commissioner of the Fourth District of Walton County
    • Jas. L. Clary announces candidacy for Tax Collector of Walton County
    • Herman Bludworth announces candidacy for re-election to the office of County Commissioner of the First District of Walton County
    • A.W. Powell announces candidacy for County Commissioner of the Fourth District of Walton County
    • Samuel J. McCall announces candidacy for Treasurer of Walton County
    • D.A. Gillis announces candidacy for re-election to position of Tax Assessor of Walton county
    • James A McLean announces candidacy for Tax Collector of Walton County
  • Notice of Special Tax School District Election, Argyle, FL March 7, 1914 (3)
    • There will be an election held at the the school of Argyle, FL on March 7 to decide whether the area described will be used to create a special tax district for the school
  • Notice (3)
    • Parties having rooms for rent or accommodations for tourists, and tourists seeking rooms are requested to inform the secretary of the Tourists’ Club, S.M. Terry, lock box 422 DeFuniak, or at Caarles Gordon’s, who will render assistance in bringing the two together.
    • Notice In Circuit Court of Walton County First Judicial Circuit of Florida (4)
      • T.M. McConnell vs. J.A. Myers Company, a corporation
      • Corporation is required to appear on or before the rule day in April, 1914
      • Chas. H. Gordon, Clerk Circuit Court
      • D. Stuart Gillis, Solicitor for Plaintiff
  • Notice for the Application for tax deed under Section 8 of Chapter 4888, Laws of Florida (4)
    • L.F. Campbell, purchaser of tax certificate
    • Witnessed by Chas. H. Gordon, Clerk Circuit Court Walton County, FL
  • Notice of Attachment (3)
    • In Court of Justice of Peace, State of Florida, Walton County, Eleventh District
    • J.E. McCall, Plantiff vs. H.M Woodard, Defendant
    • Woodard is notified that a Writ of Attachment has been issued against him and his property  attached to satisfy the demands of the plantiff, and he must appear before a Justice of the Peace
  • Notice of (4)
    • John W. Barnett, guardian of the estate of Rudolph Barnett, Mabel Barnett and Gertrude Barnett, minor children of the late Ada Barnett, will apply to Hon. W.E. Parish, County Judge of Walton County, for leave to sell at a private sale sections of real estate in the interest of the minor children
    • D. Stuart Gillis, Guardian’s attorney
  • Notice of Publication (4)
    • U.S. Land Office at Gainesville, FL January 24th, 1914
    • Berry Morrell of Mossyhead has filed notice of intention to make fiver year proof to establish claim on the land described before the Clerk of the Circuit Court at DeFuniak Springs, FL on March 10, 1914
    • Claimant names as witnesses C.D. Meigs, S.R. Richardson, J.W. Richardson, F.M. Turner all of Mossyhead, FL
    • Henry S. Chubb, Register
  • Special Master’s Sale (4)
    • Real Estate auction will be held on March 2, 1914 as a result of the case between J.W. Wilkerson, complainant, and S.F. and Amanda Rice, respondents
    • D. Stuart Gillis, Special Master in Chancery, will conduct the auction
  • In the Circuit Court of Walton County, State of Florida in Chancery (4)
    • Ed. J. Gehlbach, Complainant vs. Viola Josephine Gehlbach, Defendant
    • Viola Josephine Gehlbach is required to appear on March 2, 1914
    • Chas. H. Gordon, Clerk Circuit Court Walton County State of Florida, W.H. Watson, S. Pasco Jr.  Solicitor for Complainant
  • Petition to the Honorable School Board of Walton County (4)
    • Taxpayers are calling for the creation of a sub-school district, the Argyle Sub School District
    • Signed by TS Merritt, CK Anderson, DW Vaughn, CM Bishop, JF Bishop, MG Whitton, WD McLean, JD Nobles, JR Crenshaw, Henry Casty,, Hermon Bludworth
    • By order of the Board of Public Instruction, Walton County, D.N. Trotman
  • Call for Special School Tax District at Dorcas, FL (4)
    • Election will be held at Dorcas to decide whether or not to create a special school tax district
    • J.M. Mirler, T.A. McCallum, Wilkes Powell, Managers
    • Done by order of the Board of Public Instruction, J.E. Bowers, Chairman, Dan. Tratman, Secretary
  • Notice of Sheriff’s Sale (4)
    • J.M. Bell, Sheriff
    • Sections of real estate for sale due to a court case involving Star Cooperate, B. Boothe, C.D. Powell and R.A. Bell
    • Terms of sale cash, deeds at cost of purchase

The DeFuniak Herald – February 12, 1914 – General news

Contributed by Emily Petroskey

 

GENERAL NEWS AND OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

Local News Items (1)

  • Wanted to Rent – an oil stove ,address Look Box
  • Mr. & Mr. Cawthon entertained friends from the Thomas Industrial School at their home last Tuesday evening
  • Mr. Lola Work entertained friends at her home last Friday evening in honor of her guests, Misses Ida and Ethel Bludworth and Thelma Bauler, who were spending the weekend with her.
  • Mr. Ward of Union was in town last Thursday visiting his daughter, Mr. Anna Word
  • Mr. D.H. King, who has been visiting he rparents, Mr. & Mr. Joe Sawyer at Clintonville, AL is expected home in a few days
  • Mr. Dave McQuarrie of Roberts arrived last Saturday to visit his parents, Mr. and Mr. Buchanan
  • W.H. Daniels of Chipley visited relatives in DeFuniak Thursday
  • S.S. Kelly, of Portland, visited friends in town last Thursday
  • The editor thanks Prof. D.N. Trotman, county superintendent of education, for sending home-made sausages.
  • Dr. T.H. Hagerty and wife, of St. Louis, Mo. Is stopping in town for some weeks to enjoy DeFuniak, they are homing with Mr. Manning
  • Mr. Infinger Jr. of Bruce was in town on business Thursday
  • Apportionment of Funds (3)
    • Made under Section 24, Chapter 4322 Laws of Florida 1895 shoing the amount of taxes charged to the Tax Collector of Walton County, Florida to be collected for the years of 1911, 1912, and 1913

Knox Hill Locals (1)

  • Dr. C.B. McKinnon, of DeFuniak, passed through en route to Red Bay
  • Gordon McDonald and Ed Brown of Ponce de Leon visited friends here Sunday
  • Mr. J.G. Ward, of Bruce, is spending some time with relatives here
  • J.W. Floyd transacted business in Ponce de Leon Saturday
  • Messrs John A. Ray and Angus Gillis spent Saturday night and Sunday week with relatives in DeFuniak
  • Henry Edgars and brother, Jim, of Ponce de Leon, visited friends in town Saturday
  • Mr. Sutton of DeFuniak was here on business last Wednesday
  • Mr. Nora Gomillion, who is attending school at Ponce de Leon, is home for a few days
  • Mr. John Allison Gillis, of Palmer College, spent the weekend with his parents, Mr. & Mr. J.N. Gillis
  • M.P. Rushing and J.A. Ray were among the Knox Hill people that attended services at Beach Grove Sunday
  • General Spencer of DeFuniak visited Sunday
  • Friday’s storms didn’t do much damage, except to the roads that recently had been worked on
  • Mr. Ida V. Ray of DeFuniak spent Sunday with home folks here
  • M.W. Gillis of Palmer College visited his parents Mr. & Mr. Norman Gillis here Saturday and Sunday
  • John. Grice of Red Bay was a business caller here the week before last
  • Mr. Perry Henderson arrived here Wednesday with his parents.
  • Hon W.C. McLean was in DeFuniak last week on legal business
  • Mr. Sam McBroom returned to his home in DeFuniak Saturday
  • Mr. Arch Harrell didn’t deliver mail Friday because of the storm. S.P. McDonald carried him around the route in a car Saturday
  • Harvey Henderson spent the weekend with is wife and mother in DeFuniak
  • Lancelot Hughes of Ponce de Leon passed through Tuesday
  • Mr. Mary Gomillion is home from Mossy Head for a few days to visit with relatives
  • Mr. Dean was in Ponce de Leon on business Saturday
  • Mr. W.C. McLean has been sick with a cold for the past week.
  • Mr. Beard of DeFuniak was interviewing our merchants Tuesday
  • Don’t forget to come to preaching Saturday night and Sunday

Locals (1)

  • Mr. & Mr. McCaoley of Michigan came back to DeFuniak after visiting several town seast of here.  They said they found no town they liked so well as DeFuniak
  • Mr. A.B. Campbell was called to Crestview to her ill grandchild, who is much better now
  • The B.Y.P.U. held a social meeting at Mr. Morgan’s Tuesday night.  This was enjoyed very much, as is everything we have at “Aunt Chloe’s”
  • Mr. Mary Lou Cawthon entertained a number of friends Tuesday evening in honor of her sister, Mr. Hope Cawthon
  • Mr. and Mr. Gillis have moved to the bungalow on the circle that belonged to Mr. Gillis Douglas
  • Mr. & Mr. Hope Cawthon of Florala are visiting Mr. Cawthon’s mother
  • Mr. and Mr. Plowden of Pensacola expect to make their future home here, and are now stopping at Mr. McDonald’s
  • Mr. Mary G. Douglas of Argyle attended the oyster supper given Saturday night in McCaskill Hall
  • Mr. Ada Campbell spent the week with home folks, she is teaching at Campbells
  • Mr. Norman Morrison bought out Dan McDonald’s mercantile business and is now doing business in McDonald’s old stand
  • Opposite Boy’s Dormitory, Mr. McDonald is living in Mr. Anderson’s former home

Locals Continued on Page 3

  • Mr. Justine DeUraelen, of Chicago, will arrive today to spend a week or two the guests of Mr. & Mr. Gen, F. Palmer, she will visit Jacksonville and other South Florida Cities
  • Mr. E.P. Mader has returned from Freeport, where he has been for the past three weeks.

Red Bay (4)

  • J.R. Beard, of DeFuniak, was in town yesterday.
  • Miss. Nan McKenzie, who has been visiting Mr. N. McLeod, returned to his home in DeFuniak Monday
  • Miss. Mary Ellen and Cora Lee Chamberlain visited their brothers at Tiago last week
  • Mr. Mack Walton, of Thompson, GA, is in town with friends
  • The young people who are arranging to entertain in the churches Friday night are working up enthusiasm and that means success.  (illegible) McLeod and Brawn have charge of the entertainment.

Notices/Announcements

  • Announcements (1)
    • L.H. Cawthon announces candidacy for Treasurer of Walton County
    • Miles Warren announces candidacy for Treasurer of Walton County
    • J.E. Wooten announces candidacy for Treasurer of Walton County
    • Samuel J. McCall announces candidacy for Treasurer of Walton County
    • J.A. Richbourg announces candidacy for County Commissioner of the Fourth District of Walton County
    • A.W. Powell announces candidacy for County Commissioner of the Fourth District of Walton County
    • Jas. L. Clary announces candidacy for Tax Collector of Walton County
    • Herman Bludworth announces candidacy for re-election to the office of County Commissioner of the First District of Walton County
    • Notice of Special Tax School District Election, Argyle, FL March 7, 1914 (1)
      • There will be an election held at the the school of Argyle, FL on March 7 to decide whether the area described will be used to create a special tax district for the school
      • Notice In Circuit Court of Walton County First Judicial Circuit of Florida (2)
        • T.M. McConnell vs. J.A. Myers Company, a corporation
        • Corporation is required to appear on or before the rule day in April, 1914
        • Chas. H. Gordon, Clerk Circuit Court
        • D. Stuart Gillis, Solicitor for Plaintiff
      • Notice (2)
        • Mary J. King, Administratrix of the Estate of W.M. King, deceased, will apply for final discharge from administratrix duties on January 15th at the offices of the Hon. W.E. Parish, County Judge of Walton County
      • Notice for the Application for tax deed under Section 8 of Chapter 4888, Laws of Florida (2)
        • L.F. Campbell, purchaser of tax certificate
        • Witnessed by Chas. H. Gordon, Clerk Circuit Court Walton County, FL
      • Call for Special School Tax District at Dorcas, FL (2)
        • Election will be held at Dorcas to decide whether or not to create a special school tax district
        • J.M. Mirler, T.A. McCallum, Wilkes Powell, Managers
        • Done by order of the Board of Public Instruction, J.E. Bowers, Chairman, Dan. Tratman, Secretary
      • Petition to the Honorable School Board of Walton County (2)
        • Taxpayers are calling for the creation of a sub-school district, the Argyle Sub School District
        • Signed by TS Merritt, CK Anderson, DW Vaughn, CM Bishop, JF Bishop, MG Whitton, WD McLean, JD Nobles, JR Crenshaw, Henry Casty,, Hermon Bludworth
        • By order of the Board of Public Instruction, Walton County, D.N. Trotman
      • Notice of Attachment (3)
        • In Court of Justice of Peace, State of Florida, Walton County, Eleventh District
        • J.E. McCall, Plantiff vs. H.M Woodard, Defendant
        • Woodard is notified that a Writ of Attachment has been issued against him and his property  attached to satisfy the demands of the plantiff, and he must appear before a Justice of the Peace
      • Notice of Sheriff’s Sale (3)
        • J.M. Bell, Sheriff
        • Sections of real estate for sale due to a court case involving Star Cooperate, B. Boothe, C.D. Powell and R.A. Bell
        • Terms of sale cash, deeds at cost of purchase
      • Notice of Publication (3)
        • John W. Barnett, guardian of the estate of Rudolph Barnett, Mabel Barnett and Gertrude Barnett, minor children of the late Ada Barnett, will apply to Hon. W.E. Parish, County Judge of Walton County, for leave to sell at a private sale sections of real estate in the interest of the minor children
        • D. Stuart Gillis, Guardian’s attorney
      • Special Master’s Sale (3)
        • Real Estate auction will be held on March 2, 1914 as a result of the case between J.W. Wilkerson, complainant, and S.F. and Amanda Rice, respondents
        • D. Stuart Gillis, Special Master in Chancery, will conduct the auction

The DeFuniak Herald – January 29, 1914 – General news

Contributed by Emily Petroskey

 

GENERAL NEWS & OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

Knox Hill News (1)

  • Hon. W.C. McLean confined to his room for a few more days with la grippe
  • Mr. H.E. Wickersham brought Messrs. Perry and Harvey Henderson of DeFuniak down to his farm Monday, they are preparing to move their families here soon
    Dr. Bertrem was called to our town on professional business Saturday
  • Miss Ida Ray of DeFuniak Springs spent Saturday night and Sunday with home folks here
  • Dr. Lowery of Ponce de Leon was called to see Mrs. M.P. Rushing Saturday
  • Mr. &Mrs. C.A. Campbell were shopping in Ponce de Leon Friday
  • Mr. N.A. McLeod of Red bay passed through en route home Saturday night after having been to DeFuniak to take his civil service examination
  • Mr. Jerry Sutton of Ponce de Leon spent Saturday night and Sunday with friends here
  • Rev. R.Q. Barker of DeFuniak passed through Sunday to Red Bay where he preached that day and night
  • N. Gillis and son Angus spent Monday night at the County Hub
  • Callie Bowden of Beach Grove was in our burg Saturday on business
  • M.P. Rushing had a log rolling and clearing last Thursday
  • Mr. Carmen of Lockhart, AL is making preparations to build his farm here
  • P.D. McDonald of Pleasant Valley was a business visitor here last week
  • D.C. Morrison of Arcadia was in the surrounding vicinity last week cordially inviting us to work the road this week
  • Mr. Angus Gillis and Miss. Sallie Ray visited Ponce de Leon Saturday evening
  • S.G. Ward and Albert Adkison of Red Bay made a business trip here Friday
  • Jim Stewart and family of Beach Grove were guests of M.P. Rushing and family Thursday
  • Two candidates from Knox Hill are expected in the coming election
  • J.A. Gomillion spent last week at Miller’s Ferry and Bruce
  • General Spencer was an unusual visitor here Sunday
  • Rev. Griffin was in Mr. Harrell’s place in our mail route Saturday
  • M.P. Elmer transacted business in Ponce de Leon Tuesday
  • G.C. Gomillion called in Westville on Monday

Dorcas (1)

  • Uncle Alex was doing business in Deerland Monday
  • Allen Hart and Rev. W.P. Brunk drove to DeFuniak Monday, did their shopping, attended business and returned the same day.  Allen says he likes the good roads
  • Work on the Parsonage is progressing nicely
  • J. Matthew Miller and little daughter Lula visited DeFuniak Monday
  • Miss. Maggie Coley, accompanied by Mr. Sutton of Laurel Hill, were at church here Sunday
  • Mrs. P.M. Griffith and son Arzo were shopping in DeFuniak Monday
  • Farmers are getting land ready for spring crops
  • Mr. Elijah Bowdoin of Pink, AL, who recently purchased the Durham property, has moved his family here and expects to open a store soon, which is much needed and appreciated
  • Mr. A. McDonald left Monday for Eucheeanna where he expects to spend a few days visiting relatives
  • J.M. Miller has planted a number of fruit trees this season and expects to plant more

Local News (1)

  • Mrs. F.E. Brawner, of Pensacola, arrived last Saturday to visit her friend, Mrs. D.L. Campbell
  • Dr. Harley Cawthon is now located in the sanitary and completely equipped dental office in the north room of the Photo building, and having discontinued his trips to Freeport, will hereafter devote his entire time to practice here
  • Miss. Katie Walter, a niece of Mrs. Hunt, who is stopping with Miss. Mollie Richardson on the Circle, arrived last week from St. Louis, Missouri to spend a few weeks
  • Miss. Sarah Beal, of Miamisburg, Ohio arrived last week to visit her friend, Mrs. Hunt, who is stopping with Miss. Mollie Richardson on the Circle
  • Mrs. A.W. Dannelly of Glendale passed through our city last Tuesday en route to Mobile for business
  • Mr. & Mrs. Ed McCraken of Point Washington, were in town last Saturday

Local News Continued on Page 2

  • Mrs. D.H. King left yesterday morning for Clintonville, Al to visit her mother, Mrs. Joe Sawyer, who is quite ill
  • Miss. Mary Richardson is expected home tomorrow fro Evergreen, AL, where she has been spending a few days with her sister, Mrs. S.M. Northcutt
  • The tourists are having a meeting at the Alpine Park this afternoon from 2:30-5. We hope that all the people of our little city will join them and make them feel at home
  • Mr. & Mrs. James are pleasantly located at Mrs. Sue Gillis’
  • Miss. Grace Brown, who has been nursing a patient at Bonifay, expects to return to DeFuniak this week.
  • The many friends of Mrs. Catts are glad to know that she is able to be up and around the house after her long illness of several weeks
  • Mrs. John Cameron, of Pensacola, after a pleasant visit to Mrs. Sue Gillis, returned home last week.

Local News Continued on Page 4

  • Mrs. F.M. Neel, of Union, was in town last Thursday visiting her sister, Mrs. John M. Laird
  • Mrs. D.W. Haskew, and son, Lawrence, are visiting relatives this week in DeFuniak Springs and Ponce de Leon – Florala News Democrat
  • Messrs. W.F. Meigs and Howard L. Cawthon, of DeFuniak Springs were in the city a short while last Monday morning – Florala News Democrat
  • Mrs. & Mrs. White, of Lakewood, arrived last week to visit their son, J.A. White and family for a few days
  • Mr. L.H. Nelson of Ponce de Leon was in town last Saturday on business
  • Mrs. Edney, of Florala, AL, who has been visiting her mother, Mrs. J.C. Walden, Sr. returned to her home last Saturday
  • Mrs. Brocks, of Brockton, AL, who has been here visiting her mother, Mrs. J.C. Walden Sr. returned to her home last Saturday morning
  • Mr. Baldwin and family of Pensacola moved here and are occupying A.F. Paderick’s residence on Live Oak Avenue
  • Miss. Ruth Davis, of Marianna, arrived last Friday night to spend a few days with her friend, Miss. Susie May Walden
  • Mr. Wilkes, of Ponce de Leon, was in town last Saturday on business
  • Mr. Neel McLeod, of Red Bay, was in town last Saturday visiting friends
  • County Commissioner, Hermon Bludworth, of Argyle, was in town last Saturday
  • Rev. West, of Ponce de Leon, was in town last Saturday on business
  • Miss. Steptoe Campbell, who is a teacher at the Industrial School, spent last Saturday with her friends, Mr. & Mrs. H. Thornber at Bide-a-Wee
  • Mrs. Jewel Adams, of Paxton, was in town last Saturday on business
  • Mrs. Davis, of Chipley, who has been visiting her brother, Mr. D.F. Wooten and children, left for home last Saturday
  • Mrs. J.C. Douglas, of Argyle, was in town last Saturday visiting relatives
  • Mr. Frank Wilkes, of Ponce de Leon, was in town last Saturday on business
  • Miss. Cebelle Green visited friends at Ponce de Leon last Saturday
  • J.W. Pool, of Lucedale, Mississippi, visited this section last week with a view to locating here.  He has gone to DeFuniak for a visit but may return here – Panama City Pilot
  • Mr. & Mrs. Sturdevant, of Crown Point, Ind. Arrived last Saturday to visit their daughter, Mrs. John Prescott
  • J.C. Smith of Glendale, was in town last Saturday on business
  • Mrs.  Martin Buskin, who has been visiting her parents, Mr. & Mrs. C.W. Jones, left for her home in Pensacola last Saturday night
  • Miss. Jimmie Lou Burkes, who is teaching in Crestview, was in town last Saturday visiting her parents
  • Mrs. L.P. Campbell left Wednesday for Marianna to visit her brother, Mr. Guss Lewis and family
  • Mr. R.P. Winslett visited Dorcas last Friday in the interest of the Telephone Company
  • Mr. & Mrs. B.H. Sutton and children of DeFuniak visited Mr. Sutton’s parents, Mr. & Mrs. J.B. Sutton, at this place last Saturday and Sunday – Laurel Hill News
  • Miss. Corine Mickler, of Ponce de Leon, was in town last Saturday visiting friends
  • J.D. Anderson of Argyle was in town last Saturday on business
  • Mr. Cleve Prescott of Milligan was in town last Monday visiting relatives and friends
  • Mr. & Mrs. Dannelly left last Sunday for Samson, AL to visit their daughter, Mrs. W.S. McDuffie, who is quite ill
  • Mr. A.D. Smith, of Marion, Indiana, arrived last Sunday and is stopping at the Walton Hotel
  • Mr. & Mrs. H.W. McConnell of Rock Hill were in town last Monday visiting relatives
  • Miss. Ida Ray visited home folks at Knox Hill last Sunday
  • Mr. Charlie Henderson of Ponce de Leon was in town last Saturday on business
  • Mr. C.H. Gordon visited his parents at Gordon on Sunday
  • Mr. Mapoles, editor of the Laurel Hill News was in town last Saturday visiting friends
  • Miss. Lottie Alford, who is here attending Palmer College, left last Saturday for Chipley to visit her mother
  • Misses Margurette and Nanye McFadden, of Louisville, KY, arrived last Monday and are stopping at the Walton Hotel.
  • Mr. F.E. Brawner, of Pensacola, who has been here visiting Dr. D.L. Campbell and family returned home last Sunday night
  • Mrs. Powell and children, of Crestview, who have been here visiting Mrs. Powell’s parents, Mr. & Mrs. A.R. Campbell, returned to her home last Sunday night
  • Miss. Ada Campbell, who is teaching at Campbell’s Rest, was in town last Sunday visiting her parents
  • Mr. G.W. Keen Jr., of Mossy Head, was in town last Saturday on business
  • Miss. Flora McLean visited her parents at Eucheeanna last Sunday
  • Mrs. C.E. Hewett and daughters visited Mr. Hewett at Antioch last Sunday
  • Mrs. Matthew Miller of Dorcas was in town last Monday visiting friends
  • Mr. & Mrs. W.D. McLean of Argyle were in town last Sunday visiting their niece, Mrs. W.K. Jennings
  • Mrs. Griffith and children, of Dorcas, were in town last Monday visiting friends
  • Rev. Sanders left last Friday for the North in the interests of Palmer College
  • Miss. Irene Brown, of Red Bay, who is here attending the Industrial School, left last Monday morning to visit her parents, Mr. & Mrs. J.N. Brown for a few days
  • Messrs. E. Murphy, J.W. Wilkerson, Alex Wilkerson, W.M. Henly, of Glendale, were in town last Monday on business
  • Messrs. John Levin and J. Laird, of Union, were in town last Monday on business
  • Mr. J.B. Alford, of Alaqua, was in town last Monday
  • Allen Hart, of Dorcas, was in town last Monday on business
  • Mr. Bowden, of Knox Hill, was in town last Monday on business
  • Mr. Fate Bell, of Knox Hill, was in town last Monday on business
  • Mr. & Mrs. J.W. Davis of Deerland, were in town last Sunday visiting friends
  • Mrs. Ousley, of Notasulga, AL, arrived last Thursday to visit her daughter, Mrs. D.E. Burkes
  • Mrs. J.T. Richardson and son, who have been visiting relatives in Pensacola, returned home last Monday
  • Mr. W.J. Henderson and son, of Luanna, were in town last Monday on business
  • The W.C.T.U. will meet at the home of Mrs. Johnny Richardson next Tuesday February 3 at 3 P.M.  All members and those interested are invited
  • The A-Muse U postponed its opening from last Friday to this Friday – January 30, from 6 to 10 PM at the Hotel Walton
  • Mrs. J.E. Clark and baby, of Mossy Head, were in town last Tuesday visiting friends
  • Mr. T.P. Andrews, a prosperous merchant of Ponce de Leon, was in town last Tuesday on business
  • Mr. J.L. Edwards of Glendale was in town last Tuesday on business
  • Mr. L. Smith, of Mossy Head, was in town last Tuesday on business
  • Sheriff Bell and sister, Miss. Mattie, visited their parents at Eucheeanna last Tuesday
  • Mr. D.R. Moore, a prominent merchant of Laurel Hill was in town last Tuesday on business
  • Mr. W.S. Shepherd visited Deerland last Tuesday on business
  • Mr. D. Haskill, of Laurel Hill was in town last Tuesday on business
  • Mr. A.F. Bullard visited Pensacola last Tuesday
  • Mr. W.F. Graves visited Pensacola last Tuesday on business

 

Notices/Announcements

  • Notice (2)
    • In Circuit Court of Walton County, First Judicial Circuit of Florida
    • T.M. McConnell vs. J.A. Myers Company, a corporation
    • Corporation is required to appear on or before the rule day in April, 1914
    • Chas. H. Gordon, Clerk Circuit Court
    • D. Stuart Gillis, Solicitor for Plaintiff
  • Call for Special School Tax District at Dorcas, FL (2 & 4)
    • Election will be held at Dorcas to decide whether or not to create a special school tax district
    • J.M. Mirler, T.A. McCallum, Wilkes Powell, Managers
    • Done by order of the Board of Public Instruction, J.E. Bowers, Chairman, Dan. Tratman, Secretary
  • Notice (2)
    • Mary J. King, Administratrix of the Estate of W.M. King, deceased, will apply for final discharge from administratrix duties on January 15th at the offices of the Hon. W.E. Parish, County Judge of Walton County
  • Notice of Sheriff’s Sale (2 & 4)
    • J.M. Bell, Sheriff
    • Sections of real estate for sale due to a court case involving Star Cooperate, B. Boothe, C.D. Powell and R.A. Bell
    • Terms of sale cash, deeds at cost of purchase
  • Tax Notice (4)
    • A.D. Gillis, Tax Assessor of Walton County, and James A McLean, Tax Collector of Walton County, will be assessing taxes for 1914 at the following times and places
    • Glendale on February 4, Darlington on February 5, and Gaskin on February 6
  • Notice of Publication (4)
    • U.S. Land office at Gainesville, FL
    • Berry Morrell of Mossy Head, FL on February 8, 1909 made a homestead entry sered No. 05125, has now filed notice of intention to make 5 year proof to establish claim before the Clerk of the Circuit Court at DeFuniak Springs on March 10, 1914
    • Claimant names as witnesses C.D. Meigs, S.R. Richardson, J.W. Richardson, and F.M. Turner, all of Mossy Head
    • Henry S. Chubb, Register
  • Special Master’s Sale (4)
    • Real Estate auction will be held on March 2, 1914 as a result of the case between J.W. Wilkerson, complainant, and S.F. and Amanda Rice, respondents
    • D. Stuart Gillis, Special Master in Chancery, will conduct the auction
  • Notice (4)
    • John W. Barnett, guardian of the estate of Rudolph Barnett, Mabel Barnett and Gertrude Barnett, minor children of the late Ada Barnett, will apply to Hon. W.E. Parish, County Judge of Walton County, for leave to sell at a private sale sections of real estate in the interest of the minor children
    • D. Stuart Gillis, Guardian’s attorney
  • Notice for the Application for tax deed under Section 8 of Chapter 4888, Laws of Florida (4)
    • L.F. Campbell, purchaser of tax certificate
    • Witnessed by Chas. H. Gordon, Clerk Circuit Court Walton County, FL
  • Petition to the Honorable School Board of Walton County (4)
    • Taxpayers are calling for the creation of a sub-school district, the Argyle Sub School District
    • Signed by TS Merritt, CK Anderson, DW Vaughn, CM Bishop, JF Bishop, MG Whitton, WD McLean, JD Nobles, JR Crenshaw, Henry Casty,, Hermon Bludworth
    • By order of the Board of Public Instruction, Walton County, D.N. Trotman
  • Announcements (4)
    • L.H. Cawthon announces candidacy for the office of Treasurer of Walton County
    • Miles Warren announces candidacy for the office of Treasurer of Walton County
    • J.E. Wooten announces candidacy for the office of Treasurer of Walton County, subject to the Democratic Primary of June, 1914
    • J.A. Richbourg announces candidacy for the office of County Commissioner for the Fourth District of Walton County, subject to the action of the Democratic Primary

The DeFuniak Herald – January 22, 1914 – General news

Contributed by Emily Petroskey

 

GENERAL NEWS & OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

Notices/Announcements

  • Misses Eola & Nora Powell of Dorcas entered DeFuniak High School (1)
  • Mr. W.J. Davis, of Deerland, was in town last Friday on business (1)
  • The Big Store has been improved by a new coat of paint and a new sign on the west side of the building (1)
  • Notice (1)
    • Mrs. W.C. Winsborough of Kansas City, Mo., the Superintendent of the Women’s Auxiliary of the Presbyterian Church of the United States will pass through DeFuniak Monday on her way to Gainesville to organize the Synonical of Florida
    • She will stop in DeFuniak to address the ladies
    • All women of all denominations are invited to hear her speak at the Presbyterian Church next Monday at 3:30
  • Announcements (1)
    • L.H. Cawthon announces candidacy for Treasurer of Walton County
    • Miles Warren announces candidacy for Treasurer of Walton County
  • Local Blurbs (2)
    • Pensacola Evening News went bankrupt, the Herald hopes for financial recovery
    • The usual diversity of opinion is holding up a decision regarding the paving of Baldwin avenue
    • Shorthanded week at the Herald has resulted in a “shy” news week
    • The Herald refuses to publish material under fake names, “you do not need to come and ask up to ‘daddy’ your rot”
  • Notice (2)
    • Of application for tax deed under Section 8. Of Chapter 4888 of the Laws of Florida
    • By Chas. H. Gordon, Clerk Circuit Court of Walton County
  • Call of Special School Tax District at Dorcas, Florida February 14, 1914
    • Election will be held at Dorcas to decide whether or not to create a special school tax district
    • J.M. Mirler, T.A. McCallum, Wilkes Powell, Managers
    • Done by order of the Board of Public Instruction, J.E. Bowers, Chairman, Dan. Tratman, Secretary
  • Apportionment of Funds (2)
    • Lists the balance, amount paid and amount due to the Walton County Tax collector
    • Funds Listed: General Revenue, School Fund, Road and Bridge Fund, Fine and Forfeiture, Sub-School District Fund, Polls, Special Road and Bridge District no. 1
    • Lists the tax years of 1911, 1912, and 1913

Glendale (2)

  • Superintendent Trotman passed through Friday evening en route home from Gaskin where he had been on a visit to the school.
  • Miss. Etta Davis of Pleasant Grove visited our vicinity last week
  • The sing at Mr. Ealum’s Tuesday night was well attended and enjoyed.  Miss. Florence Turner of Ealum was a charming guest of some of the young folks here last week.
  • Mr. W.A. Underwood has enlarged a plantation by purchasing part of the Gressett place
  • Glendale W.O.W. camp was well represented at the unveiling at Sandy Creek Sunday
  • If you desire information as to the widowers here, just ask some of the girls
  • Commissioner McCullough has brought out one of the new road machines and expects to find its fitness on some of the roads
  • Mr. Dan Harper returned Saturday from a visit to relatives in Alabama

The DeFuniak Herald – January 15, 1914 – General news

Contributed by Emily Petroskey

 

GENERAL NEWS

Glendale (2)

  • Mr. Jasper Underwood returned to resume work as a barber at Pinckard, AL
  • Messrs. A.W. Dannelly, Jon Ealum, H.M. Hanna attended the play at DeFuniak
  • Mr. Dukes and Miss Olive Henderson of Gaskin visited Sunday
  • There was a gathering of young folks at Mr. Heath’s Saturday night
  • Mr. McKinnon of DeFuniak passed through Wednesday on his way to Geneva
  • Mr. W.M Smith and Miss Flowers Underwood shopped in DeFuniak Saturday
  • Dr. King filled his regular appointment here Saturday
  • Miss Florence Turner of Ealum visited Saturday
  • Many people from Glendale attended the singing at Pleasant Grove on Sunday

Eucheanna (2)

  • Many young folks enjoyed the singing at J.D. Howell’s Saturday night
  • Miss Flora McLean of DeFuniak spent Saturday night and Sunday with home folks
  • Mr. Kenneth Garrett of Freeport spent part of last week here
  • Mr. Jim McLean and Tom Kirkland were in DeFuniak Saturday
  • Mr. McKinnon Campbell spent part of last week here with his son, G.D. Campbell
  • Mrs. Dennis Brown of South Port visited here last week
  • Mr. L.E. Laird and his wife spent Saturday night with Mr. Walker Howell and his wife
  • Mr. Bob McLendon and family visited McLendon’s father Saturday night and Sunday
  • Mr. John Kirkland spent Sunday with his brother at Rock Hill
  • Mr. Spurgeon Lindsey went to DeFuniak Sunday afternoon
  • Mr. J.M. Bell and his sister, Miss Mattie, were here Friday
  • Mr. G.D. Campbell spent Saturday and Sunday with home folks in DeFuniak
  • Mr. Curry Douglass of Pleasant Ridge was here Tuesday night

Local News Items (4)

  • Mr. W.J. Davis, of Deerland, was in the city Monday
  • Mr. L.L. Shaw, of Crestview, was a business visitor Monday
  • Mr. J.E. Ward, of Crestview, was in the city last Monday
  • Mr. J.H. Owens of Alaqua, was a business visitor in the city Saturday
  • Mr. M.E. Savage of Crestview was in the city the first of the week visiting family
  • Mrs. S.E. McConnell and children of Deerland, were in town last Monday visiting relative
  • Sheriff Bell and his sister, Miss Mattie, visited Ponce de Leon Saturday
  • Mr. Robert McCallum of Eucheeanna was in town last Saturday on business
  • Mrs. W.R. Stafford and children, of Bristol, arrived last week, children will attend school here
  • Mr. Hal Richardson left last Monday for Caryville for a few days on a combined business and pleasure trip
  • Mrs. J.H. Cameron, of New York City arrived last Friday and is stopping at the Walton Hotel
  • Mr. J.C. Walden, Jr. returned from Dothan, AL last Saturday where he had visited on business
  • Mrs. Beatty Whiddon of Dothan, AL arrived last Sunday to spend a few days visiting
  • Mr. G.D. Campbell of Eucheeanna passed through last Saturday on his way to Crestview where he spent Sunday with friends
  • Mrs. Cook and daughter, Miss Gardener left Monday for Marianna where they will take charge of the Millinery store they purchased there
  • Messrs.  John G. Ward, W.A. Ward, Grady Ward, J.J. Ward Sr., and A.M. Gainey of Bruce were in the city the first of the week to attend circuit court
  • Mr. W.J. Wikerson, of Glendale, was here Monday
  • Mr. F.M. Bell of Eucheeanna was here Friday on business
  • Mr. Will Permenter, of New Home, was here Saturday
  • Mr. Wash Kennington of Ponce de Leon was here Saturday
  • Mrs. M.M. Morrison returned Saturday from Eucheeanna where she had been visiting relatives
  • Miss Bessie White returned from Bonifay Tuesday after spending a few days with her sister
  • Mrs. L.E. Bowers and daughter, Miss Vida Bell of Crestview were here Friday visiting friends
  • Mrs. Bud Sellars arrived in the city the first of the week from Ponce de Leon on a visit to relatives
  • Messrs.  J. Gomillion and P.D. McDonald of Pleasant Valley were business visitors in DeFuniak the front of the week
  • Mr. and Mrs. Dudley McCaskill left Saturday for De Land to spend a few days with Mrs. McCaskill’s parents
  • Mr. Marvel Warren of DeFuniak Springs was a guest of the San Carlos Saturday and will return today- Pensacola Journal
  • Mrs. Chas. F. Turner of DeFuniak who has been spending the holidays with her mother, Mrs. L.L. Aymard has returned home- Pensacola Journal
  • Mr. and Mrs. L.J Catlin and son, Jas. Arrived last night from Ravenna, Ohio and will spend the remainder of the winter as guests of Mrs. Catlin’s brother, Mr. A.L. Beach
  • Mr. R.H. Kenebrew of Athens, GA who has been here on a business and pleasure trip received a message last Monday that his uncle was quite ill and returned home that night
  • Messrs. Henry Collingsworth, M.E. Savage, Cleve Dannelley, Wash Dannelley, J.L. Edwards, B.G. Bell, John Bell, J.M. Herring, Lee Martin, Robert Bell, Joe Harrison, A. Justine, of Glendale were courting in DeFuniak Monday
  • Mr. and Mrs. Joe Sawyer of Clintonville, AL who have been visiting their daughter, Mrs. D.H. Kline returned home last Friday.  Mr. and Mrs. Sawyer have a host of friends who are always glad to welcome them
  • Mr. D.E. Murphy of Glendale spent Saturday in the city
  • Mr. J.J. McCaskill spent Sunday in Tallahassee
  • Mr. Jack Bell of Glendale was here Friday
  • Mr. Harvey Bozeman of Bruce was in the city the first of the week
  • Uncle Bud Balkom and son, Joel, of Union were in the city Tuesday
  • Mr. Andrew Prescott of Brewton, AL is in the city visiting his father
  • Mr. Eugene Ward of Red Bay was courting in the city the first of the week
  • Mr. J.F. RIchbourg of Crestview was in the city the first of the week
  • Mr. J.D. Russ, a naval stores man, of Freeport, was a business visitor to DeFuniak Tuesday
  • Mr. & Mrs. Oglesby of Ohio arrived last week, occupying Mrs. C.A. Landrum’s cottage
  • Mr. Jake Bishop arrived Monday from Washington, Iowa, and will spend the winter here with Mr. Dee Work and family
  • Mrs. Homes of Arkansas arrived last Friday on an extended visit to her daughter, Mrs. W.H. Butler
  • J.J. McCaskill and son, Kenneth, of DeFuniak springs passed through here Thursday on their car en route to Tallahassee- Florida Free Press
  • Mr. J.D. Anderson of Eucheeanna was here Saturday
  • Mr. Joe Daniels of Florala was here Friday
  • Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Mouldin of Pensacola arrived in the city this morning
  • Dr. G.P. Rose, of Deerland, was in town last Monday on business
  • Miss. Fero Head is expected to return tomorrow from Carl, GA where she has been visiting
  • Mrs. C.E. Hewett and daughters visited friends in Ponce de Leon last Sunday
  • Miss. Sarah Jenkins will leave in a few days for home in Macon, GA
  • Mr. Clark Williams of Marianna entered Palmer College Friday
  • Misses Susie Hamby and Tisha Stokes of Falco, AL have entered Palmer College
  • Miss. Mary Richardson left this morning for Evergreen, AL to spend a few weeks with her sister, Mrs. J.M. Northcutt
  • Mr. G.W. Laird of Glendale visited relatives here Friday
  • Mr. & Mrs. J.B. Alford of Alaqua were here Saturday
  • Mr. Carl Vinson left last Monday for Georgiana, AL
  • Miss. Ida Ray visited relatives at Ponce de Leon Saturday
  • Mr. Ernest W. Campbell of Laurel Hill was a business visitor in DeFuniak Monday
  • Mr. G.B. Smith of Knox Hill was transacting business in the city Monday
  • Miss. Iona Campbell is visiting her sister, Mrs. W.O. Brawner in Pensacola this week
  • Mr. Herman Bludworth of Argyle was a business visitor here Tuesday
  • Uncle Pink Ward of Red Bay was a welcome visitor to our sanctum Monday
  • Col. W.W. Flournoy returned Friday night from a business trip to points in Mississippi
  • Mrs. W.S. Grossette and son of Glendale were here Friday
  • Mr. Charles Edwards of Kirkland, AL were in town last Monday on business
  • Mrs. Burruss Cawthon will entertain a number of her friends this evening at a party of “500”
  • Mr. Wm. Blue of Hilton, GA arrived Monday and will spend a few days here visiting
  • Mr. T.E. Britton of Cedar Falls, Iowa is in the city on a visit to the family of Dee Work
  • Messrs. H.J. Reddick and J.J. Thomas of Freeport were business visitors in the city the first of the week
  • Miss. Maggie McDonald of Argyle spent Tuesday in DeFuniak as a guest of Mrs. W.K. Jennings
  • Mr. Alvin Gillis and cousin, Miss. Thelma Gillis visited their parents at Knox Hill last Sunday
  • Mr. D.E. Richardson left last Monday for Tallahassee on a business & pleasure trip
  • Mr. & Mrs. Ray Knepper and daughter, of Napoleon, O? arrived in the city Friday and will spend the winter here as guests of J. Knepper
  • Mrs. J. Sowell of Pensacola will arrive in a few days and will spend some time here visiting Mr. and Mrs. Chipley Campbell
  • Mrs. L.P. Campbell entertained a number of her friends with “500” last Thursday evening. Dainty refreshments were served and all report a pleasant evening.

Euchee Valley (5)

  • Rainy weather at the time of writing
  • Mr. & Mrs. H.H. Stewart visited friends in DeFuniak Monday
  • Mrs. L.M. Threatt and son are visiting relatives at Esto this past week
  • Ernest Day visited friends at St. Paul on Wednesday and Thursday
  • Mr. Will Hannon and family of Westville visited relatives the better part of the week
  • Mr. & Mrs. J.V. Campbell were pleasant visitors in our little town Sunday
  • Mrs. Lawrence and children of Falco, AL have been on an extended visit to Mr. & Mrs. H.M. Day
  • Mr. & Mrs. D.C. Morrison visited relatives in Eucheeanna Sunday
  • Mrs. Alice George and daughter of Pensacola are visiting Mr. & Mrs. David George
  • Professor W.M. Smith of St. Paul visited Thursday
  • Mr. Charles Jacobs, who has been visiting his sister, Mrs. L.M. Threatt has returned home to Esto
  • Miss. Martha Morrison, who is teaching at Svea, is spending the Christmas holidays visiting home folks
  • Mr. W.L George of Apalachicola spent last week here visiting his father Mr. David George
  • Professor J.H. George of Sneads, FL is visiting his parents, Mr. & Mrs. David George
  • Quite a number of our young people attended the Laird-Howell wedding at Eucheeanna last Wednesday evening
  • J.D. Campbell, Dan Anderson and Jim McLean of Eucheeanna attended Sunday school here Sunday afternoon
  • Professor Malcolm Morrison is spending the holidays visiting home folk
  • Jim Stewart and family of Knox Hill visited H.H. Stewart and family Saturday and Sunday
  • N.A. McLeod and children of Red Bay visited Mr. & Mrs. David George Tuesday
  • Henry Crawford and wife of St. Andrews have been visiting relatives in our community for the past two weeks
  • Ealcom Morrison spent the latter part of the week visiting friends at Sandy Creek
  • L.E. Laird and wife visited relatives in Eucheeanna Sunday
  • Sanders Douglass, Alwin Gillis and Dan Ray of DeFuniak passed through here Sunday afternoon

Pleasant Valley (5)

  • Misses Lizzie Hunt and Blennie Miller of DeFuniak accompanied by Curry Douglass of Pleasant Ridge attended the minstrel here Christmas night
  • Christmas passed off quietly here, “Old Mr. Liquor” wasn’t heard from very much
  • Quite a few improvements are being made in our vicinity, such as building houses, putting in phones and opening up farms
  • Misses Thelma and Katie Gillis who are two of Knox Hill’s belles, J.A. Gillis, and J.A. Ray were here in attendance of the minstrel last week
  • W.M. Smith of Glendale is here spending the holidays with his parents
  • Sherriff Bell was down our way one day last week
  • W.M. Smith accompanied by Prof. M. Morrison of Arcadia spent the last weekend at Pleasant Grove

Notices/Announcements

  • L.H. Cawthon (2)
    • Announces candidacy for the office of Treasurer of Walton County
  • Miles Warren (2)
    • Announces candidacy for the office of Treasurer of Walton County
  • Dr. & Mrs. G.P. Morris and Mr. James Nipe visited Ponce de Leon last Saturday (2)
  • District Registration Officers (2)
    • Knox Hill, Norman Gillis
    • Eucheeanna, G.D. Campbell
    • Sandy Creek, W.J. Howell
    • Darlington, Angus Green
    • McDade’s, B.F. Cockcroft
    • Yellow River, W.A. Campbell
    • Dorcas, W.A. McCallum
    • Alaqua, Mack Trotman
    • Niceville, B.P. Edge
    • Portland, H. Jernigan
    • Freeport, D.E. Douglass
    • Red Bay, J.R. Brown
    • Bruce, J.J. Ward
    • Crestview, J.A. Richbourg
  • Petition (3)
    • To the Honorable School Board of Walton County
    • Taxpayers are calling for the creation of a sub-school district, the Argyle Sub School District
    • Signed by TS Merritt, CK Anderson, DW Vaughn, CM Bishop, JF Bishop, MG Whitton, WD McLean, JD Nobles, JR Crenshaw, Henry Casty, DN Trotman
  • Notice (3)
    • Everyone is invited to attend a basket supper at the Gaskin school house on Saturday, January 24th at 7 PM, given for the benefit of the Gaskin Public School
  • Notice to Creditors (3)
    • Claims against the Estate of J.D. McCrimmon, deceased, must be present to W.A. McCrimmon in DeFuniak Springs, claims may be mailed or given to his attorney, H.L. Grace
  • Notice (3)
    • Mary J. King, Administratrix of the Estate of W.M. King, deceased, will apply for final discharge from administratrix duties on January 15th at the offices of the Hon. W.E. Parish, County Judge of Walton County
  • Notice of Sheriff’s Sale (3)
    • J.M. Bell, Sheriff
    • Sections of real estate for sale due to a court case involving Star Cooperate, B. Boothe, C.D. Powell and (illegible) Bell
    • Terms of sale cash, deeds at cost of purchase
  • Petition (3)
    • For special tax district, Dorcas, FL to the Honorable School Board of Walton County, FL
    • Signed, JM Miller, WA McCallum, JN Boothe, LA McSwain, WG Miller, JW Bolton, IW McSwain, E Paul Hart, MP Hart, A McDonald, Allen L. Hart, JD McCallum, A McCallum, HD McCallum, WD McCallum, VP McCallum, Joseph Water, TA McCallum, AW Powell, WW Spoon, BB Baldwin, CH Powell, PM Griffith
    • Ordered by Board of Public Instruction, DN Trotman, Secretary
  • Notice of Sheriff’s Sale (5)
    • J.M. Bell, Sheriff
    • Sections of real estate for sale due to a court case involving Star Cooperate, B. Boothe, C.D. Powell and R.A. Bell
    • Terms of sale cash, deeds at cost of purchase
  • Sheriff’s Sale (5)
    • Case levied in favor of the Zimmerns against J. McDaniel
    • J. McDaniel’s property will be sold at public auction

The DeFuniak Herald – January 8, 1914 – General news

Contributed by Emily Petroskey

 

GENERAL NEWS

Eucheeanna (1)

  • Mr. D.W. McLean and wife visited parents on Sunday
  • Mr. A.D. Ray and wife of Rat Head visited here this past weekend
  • Miss Annie McLean returned Monday from DeFuniak
  • Mr. John Campbell of Antioch was here Sunday
  • Mr. Jim McLean visited DeFuniak
  • Mr. Spurgeon Lindsey was in Ponce de Leon Sunday
  • Jeanette Campbell, teacher at Chipley, spent last week with home folks
  • Mr. Eugene Ward visited his sister in Opp last week
  • Rev. R.Q. Baker filled his regular appointment here Saturday & Sunday
  • Young folks attended a dance as Chas. McDonald’s on Wednesday
  • Jim McLean and Tom Kirkland attended Sunday school…. (damaged)

Glendale (2)

  • School opened Monday after 2 weeks vacation
  • W.M. Smith of Ponce de Leon returned to teach Monday
  • Dr. Methenia of Samson made a professional call here Sunday
  • Miss Dora Underwood and brother Beachum returned Sunday after spending holidays with relatives in Alabama
  • J.L. Sullivan is building a new addition to his house for his brother, M. Sullivan, who moved here last week
  • W.J. Howell made a business trip to DeFuniak Monday
  • Mr. Clark of Opp, AL moved his family here last week in to the Straugh cottage
  • Messrs. Opryor & Keel of Ponce de Leon were business visitors here last week
  • Mr. Holloway of Opp visited last week
  • Sam Smith of this place purchased a part of the Gres?eth Plantation and expects to move there soon
  • Mr. J.F. Howell expects to leave this week to visit relatives in Live Oak
  • Jasper Underwood of Pinkard, AL is visiting home folks
  • D.E. Murphy and W.A. Underwood were business visitors to DeFuniak Monday
  • Hardis Greene of Ponce de Leon made a short call here Sunday

Locals (2)

  • J.L. McLean, of Eucheeanna, was in the city Tuesday
  • Mr. J.A. Richbourg was a business visitor to the city Tuesday
  • Mr. Angus McKinnon of Geneva, AL, visited relatives in the city Tuesday
  • Mr. A.R. Hemingway made a business trip to Pensacola the first of the week
  • Mr. B.F. Cockcroft of Paxton visited friends in DeFuniak Saturday
  • Dan McLeod of Florala visited relatives in the city Saturday
  • Mr. & Mrs. J.J. Meigs of Bristol are in the city visiting the family of W.F. Meigs
  • W.M. Smith of Pleasant Valley visited the city Saturday
  • Mrs. W.L. Cawthon and niece, Miss Maud Saunders, visited friends in Pensacola Saturday
  • W.A. Underwood was a business visitor in the city from Glendale
  • Mrs. J. Ed Ellenberg and daughter, of Atlanta, GA, are in the city visiting Mrs. O.A. Werson
  • Mr. T.H. Edney, who as been visiting her mother, Mrs. J.C. Walden, Sr. left last Monday night for her home in Florala
  • R.E. Barnes and family, of Glendale, have moved to town and are occupying J. McCullough’s residence on the south side of town

 

Notices/Announcements

  • Notice (2)
    • Superintendent of Registration S.C. Drake requested the paper to state that the registration book will be open for the registration of voters at his place of business on Eighth Street until the first Monday in March
  • Notice for the Application for tax deed under Section 8 of Chapter 4888, Laws of Florida (2)
    • L.F. Campbell, purchaser of tax certificate
    • Witnessed by Chas. H. Gordon, Clerk Circuit Court Walton County, FL
  • Notice (2)
    • Mary J. King, Administratrix of the Estate of W.M. King, deceased, will apply for final discharge from administratrix duties on January 15th at the offices of the Hon. W.E. Parish, County Judge of Walton County
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