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The Breeze – June 27, 1912 – General news

GENERAL NEWS

 

 

Gossip by our Correspondents That May or May Not Interest You

 

Niceville

  • BH Sutton left Friday for Crestville and Laurel Hill
  • Dr. Strong of Freeport was here to see Mrs. Edge, Thursday night
  • Mrs. BP Edge has been ill for the past few days but is improving
  • Mrs GW Allen is visiting her cousin Ms. (sic) JM Jordan at Garnier’s this week.
  • WF Hill of Garniers spent a few days at the Rocky Ranger Station
  • Mrs. JL Heath has been very ill for the past few days but is improving
  • M/M RE Nathy (sic) have daughter, born Sunday June 16
  • JH Tison returned Tuesday on the Launch Viola from visit to home folks in Savannah
  • DP McKenzie, BP Edge, JS McKinney went to DeFuniak on business, Sunday, Mr. Edge returned on Monday

 

Eucheeanna

  • Mrs. PV Lindsey is still very sick
  • RL McLendon & family spent the day here Sunday
  • Cassy Davis of DeFuniak was at the sing here Sunday night
  • John & Campbel Morison of Arcadia, were here Saturday night
  • Miss Sarah Ann Casewell is visiting her sister Mrs. Davis at Freeport this week
  • M/M Herman Bludworth visited at Argyle Saturday night and Sunday
  • M/M Albert Lindsey , children and Frank Buihannan (sic) of DeFuniak spent Sundy here
  • M/M Philip Garrett hosted party, Saturday night

 

Pleasant Valley

  • Ezra Moore of Moores’ was at the sing Saturday night
  • Mason Rushing, Leon Reeves and WM Smith were at Ponce de Leon Saturday
  • Miss Mary Gomillion has recently returned from a visit to relatives at Caryville
  • Rev. Peacock has postponed prayer meetings for a few weeks
  • MK Rushing purchased a site in Ponce deLeon from GB Smith on which to put a swa mill
  • Granpa & Granma Reeves of Hartford accompanied by Miss Howell, visited their sons Bascom & Leon here, last week
  • Alex May’s son of Douglas’ Cross Roads regularly bring corn to be milled here
  • Douglas’ Cross Roads – picnic to be held July 3 (southwest of Ponce de Leon, near home of Angus Douglass)

 

Knox Hill

  • Mrs. Senn of DeFuniak visited relatives here last week.
  • Angus McKinnon & Ned Beattiie passed through her Friday
  • WH Elmer of Lynn Haven is visiting relatives here this week
  • JA Gillis visited his grandparents near Ponce de Leon Sunday
  • JA Ray & JA Gillis visited Caryville Saturday
  • Rev. Langley of Bartow, Fla., preached here Monday night
  • Robert Bell & family visited Mrs. MP Rushing last week
  • Miss Kate Gillis & brother Alwin left this morning for the big picnic in Florala
  • M/M Elmer and Miss Salie Rey on business in Ponce de Leon, Monday
  • Alwin Gillis & Casy Davis of DeFuniak visited friends and relatives here Sunday
  • LE Laird & Curry Douglas attended sing Friday night at Knox Hill Academy
  • County Solicitor Campbell reminds county residents that selling of non-necessary items on Sunday is not allowed
  • FQ, Tervin’s mill near Bearhead burned last Thursday evening; loss estimated at $1,000
  • Captain Stinson of Company KFST of DeFuniak Springs organized  a squad, here. Joined: Will Talbot, Robert Davis, Cecil Miller, Rue Tew, Armor Johnson, H Kates, CE Miller, JH Dixon, Price Hickman, Howatd Cox, P Allen, Ed Allen, Will Allen,Horace Dixon, Claude Hollis – Bonifay Advertiser

 

Teacher Assignments

  1. Gaskin – Louis Blount, Dollye King
  2. Paxton – JJ Hathaway, Beatrice Cawthon, Effie K McDonald
  3. Clear Springs – Alma Recket, Bessie McGhee
  4. Laurel Hill – JT Hathaway, Minnie Tippin, Mrs. AL Coleman, Neta Campbell
  5. Ebenezer – Ezra Moore
  6. Magnolia – WF King
  7. Campton – WT Brannon
  8. New Harmony – Kate Gillis
  9. Glendale – Misses FE Gillis, Mary McKinnon, Christian McKinnon
  10. Mossy Head – Minnis Bragg
  11. Silver Springs – Jimmie Lou Burks, JA Gillis
  12. Crestview –  Jimmie Lou Burks
  13. Mt. Olive – Louisa Tappan
  14. Iona – Stealle Preacher, Thelma Gillis
  15. Pleasant Ridge – Frank Miles
  16. Antioch – Annie McDonald
  17. Arcadia – Pallie  Miles
  18. Pleasant Valley – Miss Eppa Jones, Will Wooten
  19. DeFuniak Springs (grammar grades) – Sexton Johnson, Irene McSween. Flora E Gillis, Mary V Boyle, Dollye King, Ruby McConnell, Christian McKinnon
  20. Alaqua, No. 1 – Joe McKinnon, Rae Ackley
  21. Steele – Howard Thalimer
  22. Eucheeanna – Christian Gillis, Harvey Biddle
  23. Mossy Bend – Minnie Tippin
  24. Alice Creek – Callie Ward
  25. Svea – Aubrey Stephens, Lillian Stephens
  26. Boggy – Ross Brown
  27. Portland – CL Trotman, Irene McCallum
  28. Natural Bridge – Malcolm Morrison
  29. Freeport – Lee Smith, Annie McDonald, Ada Campbell, Jennie Campbell
  30. Black Creek – Fena Yent
  31. Seven Runs – Ola Miller
  32. Dorcas – Willie Dowling
  33. Moores – Mabel Moore
  34. Rock Hill – WL Hurst
  35. Beach Grove [sometimes spelled Beech – Ed] – Jeanette Campbell
  36. Juniper Bay – Sarah E Ray
  37. Attica – Ina Kennedy
  38. Sardis – Mrs AG Wyatt
  39. Hulion – Tillman Clifton
  40. Basin – Crma (sic) Mickler
  41. Deerland – Mary V. Boyle
  42. Indian Creek – Laura Beck McConneell (sic)
  43. Darlington – two months, EHS Beall
  44. Pleasant Hill – Ebin Burlison
  45. Tioga – Cleveland Prescott
  46. Ceutral (sic) – Ada Campbell
  47. Union – Minnie Kennedy
  48. Argyle – Christian McDonald
  49. Halford – L Ross Baker
  50. New Home – Minnie Kennedy
  51. Stella – Maggie Colie
  52. Campbell’s Rest – Minnie Bragg, two months
  53. Pond Creek – Nettie Oman
  54. Gum Creek – Evie Oman
  55. Chestnut – Nettie Oman

 

Colored Schools

  1. Macedonia – Lottie M Wilson
  2. Oak Grove – Grant Campbell
  3. Bruce Creek – Sarah R. Jones
  4. St Johns – Eldest McCray
  5. DeFuniak – Grant Campbell, Beulah Joyner, Evana Gipson
  6. Cedar Grove – EP Sanchez
  7. Black Ranch – ML Clay
  8. Poplar Springs – Maude Thomas
  9. McDuffie – Birdie Moore

 

Major Cawthon & Lt. Cawthon of the 3rd Battalion along with; Sgt Richardson, & Pvts. Fisher, W Cawthon & C Ward, Sgt Bradbury, Corp. Hall & pvts. Ackley and Spence left Saturday for at the annual target shoot at Black point; LT Kennedy will join them

 

Local News

  • Dave Vaughn of Ponce de Leonwas here Monday
  • Charles Campbell was up from Freeport last week
  • M/M Herman Bludworth of Eucheeanna were here Monday
  • BP Edge was here from Niceville on business, Monday
  • Ducan (sic) Wilks of Ponce de Leon was here on business, Monday
  • Jim Clary here from Laurel Hill for court last week
  • AC Bailey and daughter, Lola are visiting relatives in New York state at his boyhood home
  • WL Cawthon was fishing at Basin Friday
  • CK McCaskill offers a used Brush runabout for $175 cash
  • Mrs. Varanadoe of Atlanta, GA is visiting her perents, M/M TF Bludworth
  • Harry (sic) Muray and Will Meigs and others were in Florala to attend the Masonic celebration on Monday
  • Jim Hadley “must work six months for totin’ a pistol” [presumably without a permit – Ed]
  • Postmaster Eddy has info on carrier opening for Alaqua
  • CK Anderson was down from Argyle Saturday
  • Walker Howell & Martin Day from Arcadia were here Saturday
  • Mrs. RW Storrs and children returned from St. Andrews last Thursday night; she is much improved
  • Mrs. JR Brown gave house party in honor of Miss Waite of Pensacola, Wednesday at Red Bay
  • Mrs. AE Bowers announced the marriage of her daughter Annie Myrtie to William Walter Kinsaul at Lockhart, Ala. Sunday June 16
  • Jim Laird brought tomatoes to town Saturday
  • Mr. Geo Boutelle, former resident died recently; principal of Braidentown (sic) High School
  • Rev. JB Cummings, editor of the Alabama Christian Advocate preached at the Methodist Church Sunday; formerly pastor of the Marianna Church, 20+ years ago.
  • Aaron Brewer of Deerland brought his son to have the doctor remove a deeply embedded splinter from his foot
  • Petitions for appearance on the ballot of city: Mayor – DS Gillis, Clerk – AR Campbell & Murray S Cawthon, Marshal – John W Douglass & ED Wester, Councilmen – WL Cawthon, PL Biddle, DH Simmmons & DH Simmons
  • Hand churned buttermilk, 5cents per quart. Englewood Farm
  • Mrs LH Cawthon left Monday night for her old home in Notaslga, Ala
  • CLSC met Tuesday night with the Misses Landrum
  • John Cawthon of Pensacola visited relatives here last week
  • Miss Chirstie Gillis to visit Mrs. WE Quarterman at Live Oak for 2 weeks
  • Miss Minnie McCaskill hosts Miss Virginia Jones of Augusta, Ga.
  • Dance held at Chautauqua Hotel in honor of Miss Bell of Pensacola visiting Mrs. Chas. F Turner
  • Miss Ruth Catts left Thursday for house party in Ala.
  • LJ Bush is expected home after some weeks away
  • Mrs Oscar Rogers and little son Howard, are back after several months in Pensacola
  • Miss Christian Gillis is giving a house party in her old home at Knox Hill
  • Dr & Mrs McKinnon, Miss Armints McKinnon, Miss Kate Morrison, Miss Mary Campbell, Miss Matlock, Ralph Campbell, Angus Gillis, JL McKinnon were fishing down at Pink Ward’s last week
  • Misses Ashley, Marian, Nannie Pearl & Elizabeth Cawthon returned Tuesday from visiting relatives in Florala
  • Major Harley , Walter & Hope Cawthin took honors at shooting match at Black Point
  • Judge William Wilson of Santa Rosa was her yesterday on his way to Vernon
  • L&N RR offers round trip to Chicago for $29.95

 

Contributed by Mary Ellen Wexler

The Breeze – June 13, 1912 – General news

GENERAL NEWS

 

 

Neighborhood News

 

Garden City

  • Mrs Stokes of Laurel Hill was visiting friends here las Sunday
  • Barson Scott and Malory Green were hurt badly Friday night when driving mule wagon too fast
  • Plaist Masions’ little girl has been quite ill for the last week
  • Miss Eula Mae Green “made a flying trip to Bascon Geren Friday evening.” [I believe that should read Bascom Green – Ed.]
  • Miss Velmer Reckford has been quite ill the past few days
  • Mrs. AL Hare has been ill for the past week
  • Miss Margaret Reickord, father and brother made a business trip to section 3 last Wednesday
  • Mr. Battersbe went to Montgomery to see a doctor

 

Niceville

  • M/MBH Sutton, M/M BC Davis, Miss Lula Edge, SS Spence and Mr. Ross visited in Camp Walton, Saturday
  • JR Bedding left Sunday to spend a few weeks with relatives in Opp, Ala.
  • M/M Jacob Benton and children, M/M Linsey of Opp, Ala. Visited here and went on fox hunt
  • BM Archibald spent a few days in Pensacola this week
  • Mrs JE Jeraunld, returned to her home in Pensacola Saturday after visiting here
  • M/M BH Sutton, BP Edge, M/M RC Davis, M Ross, Miss Lula Edge, Walter Miller and Master Joel Edge spent Tuesday fishing at Pippens Lake
  • BH Sutton took his wife and little girl, Berlas to Pensacola to the doctor
  • JH Tison left for Savannah, Ga., Saturday to visit relatives – had been here for a year
  • Miss Rosa Browne, of Laurel Hill is visiting Miss Lula Edge
  • IA Helms of Holt is spending a few days with relatives and friends
  • WF Hill of Garniers is spending this week with ER McKee at the Rocky Ranger Station

 

Knox Hill

  • Norman Gillis has been sick for the past week
  • Dr. CB McKinnon made professional visit here Tuesday
  • John Gillis and sister, Miss Thelmer (sic) have returned from DeFuniak where they were taking the County Exam
  • Alwin Gillis came home Thursday came home to see his sick father; he will stay for a few days
  • Messrs. Frank McKinnon, Knox Gillis & wife, of DeFuniak visited Mr. Gillis’ sister and brothers last week
  • Mrs. WH Elmer, of Lynn Haven is visiting her father and son for a few days
  • Dan Ray & Will Smith attended services at Beach Grove Sunday
  • Oliver Pouncy left for Lockhart where he will work for a while
  • Mrs. PD McSween of Pleasant Ridge visited friends here Saturday
  • WC Gillis was in Ponce de Leon Saturday on business
  • HE Wickersham & Stuart Gillis of DeFuniak visited their uncle Norman Gillis here Thursday
  • JW Gillis and son Alex were in Ponce de Leon on business Saturday

 

Pleasant Valley

  • Mason Rushing returned from Ponce de Leon Friday, where he had been carpentering
  • WM Smith was in Ponce de Leon on business Friday
  • Miss Lillian McDonald of Westville visited her grandmother her for a few days after visiting her sister in Milton.
  • Miss Mary Gomillion returned Sunday from visit to relatives in Westville
  • Rev. Peacock lectured at the school house Thursday night
  • Misses May Smith, Nora & Mary Gomillion were guests of Miss Mary Rushing Sunday
  • Jerry Day made his usual call here Sunday
  • WM Smith made his usual call down Beech Grove way, Sunday
  • Miss Lillian Mc Donald and father of Caryville, were here Friday and Saturday
  • Miss Mary Gomillion was in Westville Saturday
  • Jenry (sic) May of Caryville made his usual call at MK Rushing’s Sunday
  • Miss Ann Kennington and Aden Ward passed through on the way to Ponce de Leon
  • NA McDonald & FL Gomillion from camps near Douglass cross roads Saturday night. FL Gomillion wxpects to move to Caryville next week
  • M/M John A McDonald of DeFuniak spent Sunday and Monday with parents here
  • Messrs. Willie & Harlin Campbell and Lonie King spent Sunday at Ponce de Leon
  • Mason Rushing is home after working at Ponce de Leon with Geo. Smit
  • Messrs. Bob Hinson and John & Geo. Lee and Preston Bass left Douglass Cross Roads for Pleasant Valley
  • Miss Ola Gomillion visited Miss Carrie Adeline Rudhing, Sunday
  • Our Sunday School is progressing nicely under the management of Miss Mary Rushing, Sect., Mrs. AP Peacock, Supt, and first teacher, Mrs Sarah McDonald, second teacher and Mrs MK Rushing third teacher.

 

Eucheeanna

  • Mrs Bludworth & Mrs Lindsey were shopping in DeFuniak Saturday
  • Crowd of young folks at the sing at CE Howell’s Saturday night
  • M/M RJ Garrett & niece, little Miss Isabelle Garrett of Freeport visited relatives here Saturday and Sunday
  • Rev. Sellers filled regular appointment here Sunday
  • Mrs CE Howell returned from long visit to Pt. Washington
  • Miss Mollie Ward & William Smith attended Sunday School here Sunday evening.
  • TJ Garrett & m/M Charlie Garrett visited here Saturday night and Sunday
  • Porter Infinger attended church here Sunday morning
  • Ed Laird made his regular visit here Sunday evening.
  • Misses Mary D Bowers & Savannah Garrett spent Sunday with Miss Ella McLendon
  • Earnest & Michael Burke attended church here Sunday morning

 

New home

The One Price Cash House is erecting a 54X140 ft, 2-story building with elevators on the lot just east of the McCaskill garage

 

  • John Q. Adams is here from Portland this week
  • Miss Minnie McCaskill is home from college

 

Local News

  • Frank Bell was up from Eucheeanna Monday
  • Davis Clary was down from Laurel Hill Monday
  • Mrs. Cameron visiting Mrs. Sue Gillis this week
  • “Uncle Billie” Powell of Dorcas was in town, Sarurday
  • Mrs RG Smith & children visiting in Bagdad this week
  • Ernest Walden was here from Mossyhead the first of the week
  • JJ McCaskill left Tuesday night on business in Chicago
  • Ben Morris from Claroy visiting homefolks Sunday
  • M/M Chester Beard of Mossyhead were shopping here Saturday
  • RL Burnham & DL Ingram of Freeport were here Tuesday
  • Wavy Wadsford will enter Dental Dept. of Vanderbilt University this fall
  • Malcolm McCaskill was here from Hosford on business first of the week
  • Wanted at once, 5 log teams at Wausau – REL McCaskill & Co.
  • S Kropman, district mgr. for Standard Oil Co., was here on business Saturday
  • M/M Gifford Garrett & Miss Annie Storrs were up from Pensacola to spend Sunday with homefolks
  • Jenkins Lowe was up from Eucheeanna Saturday; he is 81 years old and has never worn glasses
  • RH Adams resigned from the city council
  • Mrs. WL McDonald of DeFuniak visited daughters Mesdames Oscar Steele & AD Campbell last week – Laurel Hill News
  • “Mr Carden has the neatest thing in the way of a compact pocket camera we have ever seen. It fit nicely in the breast pocket if the coat and still takes a nice picture”
  • Wm W Flournoy offers 2 6-room houses for rent
  • Bob McCaskill went to Pensacola Tuesday night
  • J Walter Kehoeis attending court here this week.
  • JT Gilbert has been spending the week here overhauling his auto
  • “M/M Geo. Marzoni are here on a visit to the latter’s Mr and Mrs JA McCall” [presumably parents of the wife – Ed.]
  • Col Flournoy returned from important business in Chicago last Friday
  • REL McCaskill left Monday for Wausau to attend his saw mill interests
  • LJ Bush of Hotel Chautauqua is away on business for the hotel
  • MR Gaskin did effective work on the slayed streets last week with county road equipment
  • Mrs Storrs is improving at St. Andrews and expects to return next week
  • Books & stationery at a  bargain to close up the estate of the late DG MdLeod at his store the remainder of this week
  • Bob Drake bought 2 Brudh autos from REL McCaskill, local agent, with which to cary the mail on the Freeport route
  • Mrs Frank Wilson hosts social for BYPU next Friday night
  • WCTU meets 4 PM next Saturday – either at the Lake yard or at Mrs. Mannings, depending on weather
  • WC McLean of Knox Hill is attending court this week
  • Doc Davis came up from Niceville Sunday
  • JJ Meigs came over from Bristol Saturday night for a day with homefolks
  • Eugene Thorp is back from college at  Greensboro
  • ME Savage & MF Shaw prominent turpentine men from Crestview were here Tuesday
  • Miss Myrtle & Evelyn Bowers were here Sunday on a short visit to their mother, Mrs AE Bowers
  • Mrs Dowling & daughter, Miss Willie of DeFunisk Springs are here visiting Mrs. Mathison, Mrs. Dowling’s daughter, this week – Panama Pilot
  • Robert Touart, with Dixie Drugs for the past few months, has taken a position in Mobile and leaves this week
  • TF Bludworth, Jr., attends the Convention of the National Electric Light Assoc, in Seattle and will make extended tour of the west – New York Paper
  • CB Ferdon of Crestview was here Friday
  • De Murphy was called to Pensacola to visit his seriously ill wife; he had mumps and had to wait till it was safe for him to “venture out”
  • HE Graham & Miss Anna Thompson, eldest daughter of M/M HW Thompson of Bagdad, were married at an early hour last Wednesday morning and left on the 9 o’clock train for parts in Lousiana.” – Milton Star

 

 

Contributed by Mary Ellen Wexler

The Breeze – June 6, 1912 – General news

GENERAL NEWS

 

 

Neighborhood News

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

 

Arcadia

  • M/M Earnest Day visited relatives at St Paul Sat. & Sun.
  • Social held at home of DC Morrison, Friday night
  • M/M AW Wilks and little son, from Sandy Creek, were here Sat. & Sun. visiting relatives
  • Master Fred Hunt left Saturday for Argyle to visit grandmother and to attend school
  • Misses Maud & Ann Tricky of Blountstown spent a few days here last week with their aunt, Mrs. Harriet Garrett; Tuesday night, Harriett held a social for them
  • M/M Jim Stewart visited relatives here Sunday
  • Sanders Douglass & Mr. Leibert of DeFuniak were here Sunday
  • Mrs. Ellor Hannon, of Westville, visited her sister, Mrs. Mrs. HM Day, Thursday.
  • M/M HH Stewart and children visited friends in Argyle, Monday
  • Rev. RQ Baker filled regular appointment at Valley Church Sunday

 

Pleasant Ridge

  • Rev. Sellars filled his regular appointment here Sunday
  • Rev. AW Langley, of Baker, will hold services at Pleasant Ridge for several days on the Saturday before the third Sunday of this month
  • JV Campbell was at Red Bay, Saturday
  • Mrs. Dukes has been visiting her daughter, Mrs. Hannah of Westville last week
  • Mrs. Ola Dukes visited Mrs. PD McSween, Saturday

 

Niceville

  • Mrs. JE Jeraulds, of Pensacola visits her parents, M/M GW Perish this week
  • Rev. Each of Destin, preached on the East side, Sunday and will speak 2 Sundays each month
  • Edith, little baby girl of M/M SL Lancaster Monday night and was laid to rest in Rocky Cemetery, Tuesday night
  • BH Sutton & BC Davis were on business in DeFuniak, Wednesday

 

Bruce

  • CP & John G Ward visited at JJ Ward’s Sat. & Sun.
  • LD Wats & Chas Siegler, of Enterprise, were here Sunday
  • Capt. BO Lewis took his wife last week to Mobile for treatment and we hope she is well soon
  • JJ Ward improving after a week of illness
  • Dr. Rabon was looking after Mr. Ward & Mrs Pate while they were sick
  • Miss Victoria Strickland, of Ebro was here & returned home Friday
  • Chas. McIver & Jackson Grice were here on business last week
  • WA Bishop hosted fish fry, Saturday
  • Mr. Parson & Miss Callie Ward visited in the Dead River settlement
  • Dave Spare, watchman at Wise Bluff left last week for his home near Pensacola
  • School in the Dead River settlement will be discontinued for a while due to measles outbreak

 

Eucheeanna

  • RL McLendon & JVCaswell visited here Sunday
  • M/M Chas. McDonald & M/M Phillip Garrett & son visited in Arcadia, Sunday
  • Curry Douglass attended church here Sunday night
  • Geo McLendon spent Saturday night and Sunday with home folks
  • P Garrett held social Saturday night
  • Misses Ethel & Gladys Bludworth have returned to their home to the regret of the many friends they have here
  • Jessie Evans of Rock Hill attended church here Sunday night
  • John Brown has returned from Southport
  • Rev RQ Baker conducted services here Sunday night

 

Pleasant Valley

  • Mrs. Nanie Wilks, of Ponce de Leon visited Jay Gomillion’s first of the week
  • Rev Peacock gave a lecture here Thursday night
  • Misses Mabel, Flossie & Annie Moore, of Moore’s attended services at St. Paul, Sunday
  • Miss Molie Ward, of Beech Grove, guest of Miss May and WM Smith
  • Bob Henson, Jerry Day & Geo. Lee, of Douglass Crossroads were here Sunday.
  • Earnest Burk and Miss Annie Day of Pleasant Ridge attended services at St. Paul, Sunday
  • Miss Pearl Wilks visited Miss May Gomillion Sunday
  • MK Rushing & WM Smith were in DeFuniak, Monday on school business
  • Mr. Hardy, our mail carrier has a new motorcycle to use on his route

 

Garden City

  • Gordon Richard visited JT Green’s last Sunday
  • DJ Alford, Mrs. Emma Haskell and Misses Mattie Battersby & Minnie Lee Green were fishing at the creek Monday
  • Little Miss Doris Brownis improving after being ill for the past few days
  • “HH Hare who came home to visit his wife and boy is quite ill.”
  • Dobbin Alford left Tuesday for a visit to his home
  • H. Roberson and his sister, Miss Rossie were at JT Green’s & all went to ice cream supper at Henry Thomas’
  • Henry Cleary & Miss Mabel Reckford made a business trip to Crestview, Saturday
  • Scott Green & Miss Margaret Reckford spent Saturday evening berry picking
  • Miss Josie Williams returned  Saturday night from Florala where she wasvisiting friends
  • Ice cream supper at AE Kent’s Saturday night
  • Messrs. FF & S Gilbert were on business in Campton last week
  • We would be very glad to see Mrs. Gilbert and Mrs. Brown back in Garden City once again

Hotel change

Chas. McCaskill, after running the Freeport Hotel for the past year and a half, has purchased the Brown House and will run it as the McCaskill Hotel. He plans to upgrade, “laying particular stress on the cuisine.”

Memorial Day Observed

There was no formal observance, but “the old soldiers decorated all the graves of the Federal soldiers buried in the cemetery and hung wreathes on the cemetery gates in honor of the Confederate dead buried there.”

Local News

  • IV MCJusig  was over from Jackson Saturday
  • N McQuire was here from Freeport the first of the week
  • Mr. Sutton has moved his family back to Niceville for the summer
  • John Douglas left Monday to do some carpenter work at the New Home still
  • Dr. Smith of the Sanitarium, left yesterday on business to Indianna
  • A rural route has been set up for Alaqua, starting July 1
  • Messrs. JR  & Frank McLane here visiting their mother, Mrs. J N McLane, who has been very ill
  • M/M Geo Standen leave for their summer home in North Dover, Ohio, but will return in the fall
  • Daughter born to M/M Gillis Douglass Monday morning
  • Harold McCaskill & Leslie Cawthon were in Vernon demonstrating the Brush auto. “That is one of the advantages of that machine, any boy can drive it.
  • WH Kennington, of Red Bay, was here Monday
  • Jesse Cox was up from Southport last week, recuperating from illness
  • “There are 24 would-be teachers taking the examination, this week, 23 white and one colored.”
  • Bloom & Wadsworth do ironing
  • M/M LS Cleveland leave tomorrow to visit his parents in Birmingham
  • WP Balkom brought peaches down from Union, Friday.
  • WF Graves making improvements to his home
  • WH Swinney, of Dorcas here on business, Monday
  • M/M JC Walden, Sr. of DeFuniak & daughter, Miss Susie Mai, spent last week visiting Mrs. T. H. Edney. – Florala Democrat
  • Prof. WE Bellleft Monday for Orlando to visit his parents, and then he and his wife will go to Lancaster, PA for vacation
  • Mrs. Bruce, Mrs. Reisingeer’s mother accompanied M/M Standen north and Mrs. Reisinger expected to go also, if able to make the journey, in the hopes that the change would do her good
  • WL Cawthon bought a copy of “old blue back” speller while visiting in  Atlanta
  • “Harry Moore is at home to spend his vacation”
  • EW Thorp is building addition to his home on the circle
  • HL Berry came home from Southport, Saturday to spen Sunday with his family
  • Rev SJ Catts holding protracted meeting at Cottondale this week

 

New Shipyard at Freeport

AD Stanley was up from Freeport last week telling us he bought the property of CH Rutan and will erect a new Shipyard with ways large enough to handle any of the bay craft normally serviced at Pensacola and the Narrows.

 

Contributed by Mary Ellen Wexler

The Breeze – March 28, 1912 – General news

GENERAL NEWS

 

 

Chautauqua Day by Day

  • Col. Bain “departed from the program” – delivered temperance lecture
  • Otterbein Males Quartet and Major Mershon, drummer, entertained
  • Milo Deyo/Melodio, pianist, played Monday night
  • Next Saturday is Children’s Day

 

Neighborhood News Items

Niceville

  • BP Edge & BH Sutton attended Chautauqua at DeFuniak Saturday
  • Mrs. Leorrmora (sic) Brown returned home Tuesday from Key West where she has been visitng her daughter since January
  • Dr. Lewis of Pensacola was here on business Wednesday
  • Mrs. BM Archibold, returned home from 2 months at Clayroy
  • DP McKenzie, BH Sutton, Doc Davis, JJ Smith, BP Edge & Joel made a fine catch at Pippens Lake Tuesday
  • M/M GW Allen moved from Garniers to the west side of Niceville Thursday
  • Miss Ella Fair Edge & brother Vinson left for DeFuniak to attend Chautauqua Saturday

 

Dorcas

  • BH Lindsey was campaigning for State Senate here last week
  • JM Miller & AJ Bolton were among the overseers attending the “good roads meeting” in DeFuniak last Saturday
  • M/M WH Davis attended Chautauqua in DeFuniak Saturday
  • Willie Lisco on business in DeFuniak last week
  • CH Powell went to DeFuniak for treatment of stubborn case of Measles
  • LJ Nathey opens 60 acre farm on Florala road just north of Pond Creek bridge
  • Wt Hart was an “excursionist” Saturday
  • WH Swiney is still in the carpenter business at Deerland for WH Davis
  • Rev. WG Miller filled his regular appointment at Holly this weekend
  • Allen Hart plans a syrup plant this fall
  • TA McCallum are moving to DeFuniak this week

 

Knox Hill

  • Mrs. Mary McLeod of Red Bay returned home Saturday after 2 weeks visiting relatives here
  • Messrs. Oliver Pouney & Will Pruitt made their usual visit at the Ray house Wednesday night
  • Chas. Melver, Jr. of Bruce visited friends here last Sunday
  • Murray Elmer was on business at Ponce de Leon Wednesday
  • JN Gillis is very ill
  • The Hon. WC McLean attended DeFuniak Chautauqua, Saturday
  • M/M HW Phillips returned home from month visit in Lynn Haven
  • Miss Thelma Gillis left Saturday to spend week with relatives
  • M/M Knox Gillis, Frank McKinnon & George Davis were buying fruit and shade trees here Wednesday
  • CA Campbell called to see his little son at Eucheeana Sunday
  • Mrs. Mary Ann Douglass, of Pleasant Ridge her siblings, Mrs. Bell Brownell & CA Campbell here, Thursday
  • Miss Kate Gillis is visiting M/M EV Crawford
  • Misses Ida Corinne, Sallie Ray, Mrs. Murray Elmer & Will Pruitt attended the sing at Beach (sic) Grove Sunday
  • M/M MP Rushing spent Sunday at Beach Grove
  • John Campbell & Jannie Dukes of Ponce de Leon passed through enroute to Red Bay
  • Collie Bowden called here Wednesday night
  • NA McLeod & children, of Red Bay visited relatives & friends Sunday week
  • Rev RQ Baker will preach at the Valley church next first Saturday & Sunday
  • Hon JA Hussey here on business week before last
  • Mr Cannon of Lock Hart visited GL Pouncey & family here, Sunday

 

Ganer, Ala.

  • Charlie Howell & GA Vaughn attended church from Vanghville (sic)
  • Perry Corner made his usual trip to Darlington Sunday
  • Miss Cora Purvis & Miss Padgett visited Dr. Brown Sunday where a large crowd came for a singing
  • Mr Bullard & Miss Lee Sutton, of Darlington attended church here Sunday
  • “We were much surprised Sunday morning when we learned that Miss Charety Cook and Miss Menervia Commander had married.”

 

Road Meeting

Chas. Gordon, Kenneth McCaskill, H Thornber, JE Graves and others with automobiles met the road overseers and others at the depot and took them to the convict camp about 2 miles south of town. Hon J Ed Williams, Vice Pres. Of the State Good Roads Assoc. addressed the crowd about the value of good roads and the work being done in Escambia Co. RW Storrs and RG Christian, who is in charge of this road and those in Sumter Co., GA, spoke as well.

Demonstrations of road grading equipment and methods; facilities at the camp were viewed. Overseers were very interested and took home valuable and useful information.

 

Local News

  • AE Gamage, of Chicago, visited REL McCaskill
  • Mr. McAllister, of the West Florida Grocery was here Tuesday on business
  • MV Buskin, of Pensacola, returned last Saturday night after spend several days here with friends
  • Dr Thompson will make improvements to his house on 11th street
  • Miss Amie Copeland leaves for Enterprise, Ala. For a short vacation with relatives and friends
  • Chas Crehore left for his home in Elyria, Ohio last Friday, Mrs. Corehore accompanying him as far as Pensacola for a day’s stay, returning here till May
  • HJ Brett bought interest 8n the New Home Turpentine Co. and will move his family here
  • John Watters of Apple Creek, Ohio, uncle of Mr. Storrs is here on visit, came to this office Monday where he met his old friend, Mr. Munn, who he had not seen in nearly 50 years
  • Dothan papers reported death of former DeFuniak resident, Jeff Walton – died there Sunday
  • Frank Richbourg and other candidates here Saturday
  • The Young Ladies’ Missionary Society of the Presbyterian Church will hold a Tea at Mrs. Robt. McCaskill’s
  • HJ Henderson, of Gaskin was here politicking for seat on School Board Saturday
  • Miss Edna Meigs & Dr. SP Strong of Freeport wed. She is daughter of M/M SK Meigs and the wedding was held at their house. The couple left afterward for Freeport where they will make their home.
  • Prof. WE Bell was in town Saturday
  • Mrs. Mendheind and daughters, Cora & Irene, of Dothan, Mrs. Ed Nix and Mrs JT Seen of Troy are guests of JH Senn, this week

 

For Sale

  • MG Murphy, Glendale, Fla. – 3 town lots
  • LH Cawthon – small house 160 acres, 1 mile from town
  • TJ Whitehurst, Laurel Hill – cabbage plants

 

Contributed by Mary Ellen Wexler

The Breeze – March 21, 1912 – General news

GENERAL NEWS

 

 

Chautauqua Day by Day

  • Tom Corwin entertains
  • Dr. Geisel gives educational lectures
  • Next Saturday; Col. Geo. W. Bain gifted speaker; Otterbein Male Quartet
  • Moving Pictures at the Auditorium, instruct and amuse
  • Lecture by Dr. Atkinson. Tuesday night, on “Makers of the French Revolution” points at way our country could go
  • Dr. Geisel lectured on “new paper bag cooking”.
  • Superintendent Bruce arranged for the celebrated “Drummer Boy of the Rappahannock” to play next Saturday

 

Neighborhood News Items

Tioga

  • Measles over, here
  • Mis Mary Ellen Chamberlain is visiting her grandmother and aunt in Red Bay
  • DC Anderson & wife visited at Mrs. Chamberlain’s Saturday night
  • Joe Howard was visiting his little children here Sat. & Sun.
  • Tom Chamberlain & wife attended Chautauqua, Saturday
  • The Messrs McCall & EW Chamberlain were in DeFuniak, Saturday
  • WL Anderson & wife visited Mrs. Anderson’s father Sunday
  • Mrs. WJ Ward’s sister, Estelle spent last week with her
  • Mr. & Mrs. McCall, Edgar & Miss Maggie Chamberlain attended preaching at Red Bay. EW Chamberlain visited Dan Morris who has been ill with fever for some time
  • Mrs. Chamberlain’s family is over the measles, though all are weak

 

Niceville

  • M/M GW Allen, Mrs. Smith, JM Jordan & Joel E Allen, of Garnier’s spent Saturday night and Sunday here
  • John A Early died Monday at 4:30, after a long illness and was buried in Rocky Cemetery Tuesday evening, He leaves a wife, seven children and a host of friends to mourn his death.
  • JE Allen left Wednesday morning for Panama City where he will stay a while
  • Herbert Moller went to Pensacola Saturday, returning Tuesday
  • WJ Hailey left for Wausau Tuesday to accept a position in a store
  • HB Moller & H May went to Laurel Hill Tuesday
  • M/M JB Sutton of Laurel Hill visited relatives here this week
  • M/M JL Heath, M/M JB Sutton & Joe E Allen made a trip to Camp Walton Sunday evening
  • BH Sutton made a business trip to Crestview, Wednesday evening


 

  • Robert Truart is now with the Dixie Drug Co.
  • Mr. Eddy would like to know something of the man who formerly lived here by the name of Samuel L. Street. Does anyone know more about him?
  • This issue has many political announcements and editorials.
  • County Agricultural Agents had a 2-day meeting here. Present were: State Agent Meherg, Dist. Agent WL Watson, County Agents, J Ham of Holmes, CE Pledgeer of Jackson, GA Danley of Washington, JA Urquhart of Santa Rosa, DR McQuarrie of Escambia& JC Smith of Walton.

Local News

  • Millard Owens of Bonifay, was here Saturday
  • Ten yards of calico, 35 cents at the OPCH
  • Ben Morris of Clayroy, here Monday
  • Dr. DL Campbell builds new addition to his house on east side of town
  • TW Hentz, of Marrianna visited his sister Miss allieHtof the primary dept. of the grammar school, Saturday
  • State Convict Inspector Ferrall was here Monday
  • Miss Erma Ecker visits her aunt Mre. REL McCaskill
  • Dave Donaldson, of  Freeport was business visitor here last Saturday
  • Lanznar’s Orchestra provided music for the dance at the Armory hall Monday night
  • Will Mapoles, of Laurel Hill News, candidate for Reprsentative visited here, Saturday
  • First National Bank stock for sale
  • BP Edge, of Niceville was here Saturday
  • 2 Colored convicts in the road gang died last week
  • Allen’s Minstrels next Monday night
  • Mr. Smith, of the Madison, S.D., Chautauqua has been an interested visitor here the past week
  • EH Miller, up from Freeport, Tuesday tells us politics are quiet in the bay country
  • M/M M McCaskill have gone to Hosford to take charge of the Hotel there
  • Judge Daniel Campbell returned Saturday from campaign trip to Holmes County
  • The Junior Christian Endeavor will have a birthday party at the home of Mrs HE Wickersham, Friday, March 22 from 4 to 6.
  • Principal HJ Rogers is able to be at his post at the High School again
  • “You will laff and grow phat if you attend the minsterl show Monday night.”
  • Knowles Hyer and Miss Dalay Hyer visited M/M Jas. Muldon, Saturday & Sunday
  • CH Nundle, of Hillsdale, Ill., was here Saturday and may come down next fall to spend the winter
  • JJ Raughton takes orders at Laird’s store for fire wood
  • Amos Lewis of Marianna and a bevy of  young ladies were guests at the Hotel Chautauqua, Saturday
  • Miss Bonnie Burnham, society editress of the Pensacola Journal is expected here Saturday
  • Hon. WH Milton, strong candidate for Governor, was here Friday and Saturday
  • RN Tarance, Supervisor of Registration says registration books will be open 3 days 18 March- 14 April.
  • Pleasant Ridge Church to hold Graves Association meeting 30-31 March. Mentioned: Rev. John R. Anderson; Rev. D. Anderson; Rev. JP Sauls; MG Morrison; Rev. SJ Catts, PM Scott; Rev DT Arrant, Rev, JE West; JW Baker; CD Frink.

 

Contributed by Mary Ellen Wexler

The Breeze – March 14, 1912 – General news

GENERAL NEWS

 

 

Chautauqua Day by Day

  • DeKoven Male Quartette and Price-Shipley Concert Co., were here.
  • Dr. King recruited his students to act in play “Merchant of Venice” with Miss Atkinson playing Portia.
  • Lou J Beauchamp speaks.
  • Local talent recruited for comedy, “Mr. Bob” under direction of the King School of Oratory.

 

Neighborhood News Items

Pleasant Hill

  • Rev. Bailey preached at Pleasant Hill Sunday.
  • Riley Mason visited WF Arnett, Sunday.
  • AL & Dan Alford past (sic) through our berg (sic) Sunday morning.
  • Joe Johns and several Crestview boys were in Defuniak Saturday.
  • Measels are about over, here.
  • William Mason visited SH Barks Sunday.

 

Niceville

  • Mr. Flournoy of Defuniak here on business Monday.
  • Rev. Stock filled regular appointment here Sunday.
  • Dr. Lewis of Pensacola here on business Tuesday.
  • WJ Harley left for Pensacola on launch “Ruth” Thursday.
  • BP Edge, JJ Smith & Master Joel Edge caught a good number of fidh at Pippins Lake Thursday .
  • VL Stonaker passed through on his way to Garniers.
  • Mrs DP McKinnon visited relatives in Harris this week.

 

Ganer, A.L.

  • Perry Corner went to Darlington, Sunday.
  • The Burges brothers visited home folks, Sunday.
  • Rev. James Brooks preaches at Oak Grove next Sunday; Church will be there 1st Sunday and Sunday School will be held in the evening.
  • Walter Graham & Miss Estelle Warren were married Sunday.
  • Miss Annie Hambrick visited.

 

Dorcas

  • M/M WT Hart visited in Crestview.
  • A. McDonald attended Chautauqua on Saturday.
  • TA McCallum & James Kelly were in Defuniak on business.
  • Hart Bros. expect big cane crop this year.
  • M/M WH Davis returned from North Carolina the first of this week.
  • Riley Mason of Deerland visited on the north side of the river, Saturday evening.
  • Temperance Day at Chautauqua: Mrs. Manning held meeting with Rev. Chapman, President Walker of  Palmer College and others attending.
  • RN Tarance, is noted as Supervisor of Registration.

 

Local News

  • Charlie Jones hers from Laurel Hill, Saturday.
  • Col Flournoy “went to Milton Monday to attend the big barbeque and political speaking”.
  • The Florala Chautauqua is 16 days this year, ours nearly 7 weeks.
  • N McGuire visited from Freeport last week.
  • DR King and Lou Beauchamp were guests of M/M Storrs Friday night.
  • FJ White, the well man, was here Saturday.
  • M/M Gifford Garrett wer here Sunday to visit home folks.
  • WF Meigs has purchased the interest of JJ Meigs in the hardware firm and will run the business alone.
  • Mrs. AM Lewis leaves this week for Ft. Davis, TX to work for one of the largest dry goods businesses in the area.
  • Dr. CB McKinnon takes over Landrum’s Drug Store.
  • JT & Grady Gilbert were here Monday.
  • George Ward left Sunday night for business in Georgia.
  • Probation Officer, FM Neel “wishes any one who may know of any cases that would come under the jurisdiction of his office to notify him at Union”.
  • Work on the well for the ice house progresses well.
  • AF Prior, long time night operator, was back visiting friends here.
  • Mrs. AH Sherman, of Ashtabule, Ohio, is visiting her friend Mrs. Lason and attending Chautauqua.
  • REL McCaskill & Geo. Ward have purchased a mill at Wausau in Washington County; it will be named for McCaskill.
  • The Dandy Dixie Minstrels, here Tuesday was managed by JR Anderson who had a merry-go-round here 12 years ago.
  • M/M EH Miller of Freeport celebrate their 25th anniversary and many from here will attend.
  • A fourteen year-old cigarette sucker with a pistol in his pocket is a good subject for home missionary work, and a sized birch rod will prove more effective than sermons and Scripture reading.
  • All members of Co. K, 1st Inf. NGF are hereby ordered to report to drill in service uniform, Friday March 15 at 7:30PM and Monday night March 18th at same hour. Inspection Tuesday night March 19th at 7:30PM. Harley Cawthon, Captain Commanding.
  • M/M Kenneth McCaskill returned last Thursday from their bridal tour.
  • RS Inge says he will have ice ready for delivery tomorrow.

 

Contributed by Mary Ellen Wexler

The Breeze – February 8, 1912 – General news

GENERAL NEWS

 

 

Dorcas

  • WB Miller was ill last week.
  • AL & NT Hart in Crestview on business, Saturday.
  • Hon. JH Richburgh (sic) of Crestview was here on official business, Saturday.
  • Dr. EP Webb, of Laurel Hill was here Friday to see WP Miller.
  • Allen L. Hart is being spoken of as possible candidate for Tax Assessor.

 

Niceville

  • Gainer Destin and George Woodward of Destin are visiting here.
  • Arthur Brown went to Destin on Thursday.
  • GA Wilson of Miss., was here this week delivering pictures.
  • Mr. Butler and Goodwin of Freeport were here advertising the Carnival Sale the first of the week.
  • CL Ward was in Freeport on business the first of the week.
  • BH Sutton left Friday for Crestview on his way to Ga.
  • M/M Oliver Bayette and family moved from here to Alabama last Saturday.

 

The County Commissioners

  • Mr. Meigs was instructed to mark out the lateral roads to be contracted for.
  • Bids for building bridge over Seven Runs, 750 feet long, to be advertised.
  • $200 appropriated for Inland Water-ways work.
  • Jeanette McDonald was allowed $10 per month for maintenance; beginning the first of the month.
  • 4 more mules to be purchased for road work.
  • Pitch pine or cypress to be used for the culverts on Freeport; galvanized iron being too expensive.
  • The Herald was designated to print tax list.
  • Bills must henceforth be in the hands of the clerk by first of month.

 

Other notices

  • Dan N. Trotman posts Notice: Boys wishing to join the Boy’s Corn Club of Walton county; send in names as soon as possible to Supt. DN Trotman of DeFuniak Springs or Mr. JC Smith, Luanna, Fla. You will be sent pledge to sign and return. Meeting soon with JJ Vernon of Gainesville.
  • Ministerial Association formed: bi-monthly meetings will be held with all ministers in town. Mr. Chapman was only minister not attending as he was out of town. The Rev. Mr. Jones, Evangelist of the Christian Church was a welcome visitor at the meeting. “The hidden pool room, Sunday selling of soft drinks, candy, cigars, etc. and also the Sunday Post Office business.” Committees were formed on all these issues for further consideration at next regular meeting in 2 weeks.
  • Hotel Corporation formed: Company to buy Hotel Chautauqua. Kenneth Bruce and Mr. Gillis formed the organization with James A McLean as chairman of the meeting and Kenneth Bruce as secretary. McLean was elected President; DE Richardson, Vice-President; Kenneth Bruce, secretary; GB Campbell, Treasurer; JJ McCaskill, WL Cawthon, TM McConnell, WH Butler and MT King, Directors. Mr. Gillis was to prepare articles of incorporation.
  • Rev. Claude C. Jones of Jacksonville holds meetings at the Christian Church.
  • WA Underwood, of Glendale and Clerk Miller of Ealum were in town Monday.
  • Drawing of the proposed Supreme Court Building, Tallahassee, noting Senator Flournoy introduced the appropriation bill of $200,000.
  • Road work begins on Freeport road with county convicts working to prepare the right of way
  • Mr WS Sherill of Chicago was here “in the interest of the JW Butler Paper Co.”

School Honor Roll: “Following are the names of those who secured first and second class standing respectfully in the last examination at the public school.

  1. First Grade; Florance McGim, Nina Jenson
  2. Second Grade; Codie Reeves, Gladys Matthews
  3. Third Grade; Murrel Tarrance, Cuthill Tervin
  4. Fourth Grade; Elizabeth Cawthon, Ethel Work
  5. Fifth Grade; Gladys Storrs, (tied for second place) – Gladys Bludworth, Carolie Meigs
  6. Sixth Grade; (tied for first place) – Malena Murray, Leta Powell, Hazel Campbell
  7. Seventh Grade; Hugh Smith, Lee Work
  8. Eighth Grade; Addie McLean, Clifton Angle
  9. Ninth Grade; Emma Biddle, Irene McCallum
  10. Tenth Grade; McGourin Johnson, Harvey Biddle
  11. Eleventh Grade; Ashley Cawthon, Donna Jones
  12. Twelfth Grade; Ada Faircloth, Christian McDonald
  • H. Lindsey was in town.
  • J McCaskill went to Pensacola on business connected with the new company.
  • Rev. Mr. Jones holds revival at the Christian Church.
  • Rev. Dr. Bisbee, DD, editor of “The Universalist Leader” holds services at the Universalist Church.

 

Notice of Sheriff’s Sale:

On 4 March 1912, property in Crestview will be sold to settle case between the Pensacola Grocery and DP Powell. TJ Sapp was mentioned as well. JM Bell, Sheriff; Daniel Campbell & Son, Attorneys for the plaintiff.

 

Contributed by Mary Ellen Wexler

The Breeze – January 25, 1912 – General News

GENERAL NEWS

 

 

Pleasant Hill

  • Mrs. William Cutts died last Thursday night.
  • WA Jernigan visited WF Arnett’s Saturday.
  • Willia & SG Settles at Crestview on business, Saturday.
  • Stephan Manning putting up saw mill on Will Wright’s spring branch.
  • M/M Tom Davis passed through on the way to Crestview, Saturday.
  • Rev. WF Arnett is sick this week.
  • Bammer Hutto is visiting his sister Mary Settles this week.

 

Deerland

  • AJ Bolton went to Claroy Saturday on Notary business.
  • Bud & Joe Bass left for Holts Saturday.
  • Hardy Davis, of Laurel Hill, spending the past week in bay country visited here Sunday.
  • Harry Livingston, of Milligan visited relatives here this weekend.
  • There was a log rolling and Soshel (sic) at Jernigan’s house Thursday.
  • OA Higgins, of Arkansas was buying land, with intention of moving here.
  • Oliver typewriter stolen from Deerland Improvement Co. office, Saturday. Sheriff Bell brought dogs, but failed to find scent.
  • JT Byrd visited first of week.
  • Powell Mill Co. shipping lumber, Mon. & Tues.
  • Rev. WG Miller at Cobb, this weekend.

 

 

Niceville

  • Rev. Morrison preached on the east side, Sunday.
  • John Edge & Doc Davis, of DeFuniak were here this week.
  • Mrs. John Allen returned home from Crestview, Monday.
  • WJ Harley, ER McKee, Ella & Ellen Parish and Miss Ellen Destin attended dance at Freeport, Wednesday night.
  • JA Jordan, of Crestview, visited this week.
  • JE Allen, of Garneir’s (sic), spent Tuesday night with home folks.
  • Mrs. JE Thomas is ill.
  • IF Eldridge and Mr. Peck, of Pensacola, spent a few days at the Rocky ranger station.
  • John Early is very ill and is being treated in Pensacola.

 

 

Red Bay

  • Rev. Sellars, of DeFuniak, preached here Saturday night & Sunday.
  • John G Ward, occupying TC Kennington’s the past few months, has moved away; Rev. TF Ward & family took over the residence.
  • Rev. Peacock, one of the very old Methodist ministers of this place, attended services, Sunday.
  • WH Kennington in Ponce de Leon on business, Monday & Tuesday.
  • PI Hain(?) moved to Dr. McKinnon’s from JP Kennington’s where Bennet Evans now lives.
  • Miss Ada Campbell returned home to her home in DeFuniak – school where she taught closed, Tuesday.
  • ER Ward was taking pictures here Saturday.
  • Mrs. McLeod & Alice Kennington, “made music” at the sing at NA MCLeod’s Sunday night.

 

 

Bruce

  • M/M AJ Ward visiting in Ebro.
  • Geo. T Chesser and JJ Ward have improved from illness last week.
  • Martin Hare returned after 6 months absence.
  • Mrs. AL Miller and Mrs. Addie Ward visited here last week.
  • M/M John G Ward visited JJ Ward, Sunday.
  • Rev. TF Ward moved to Red Bay.
  • M/M Frank Stapleton, Miss Pallie Miles & Miss Malzie Ward visited the Dismal stockade, Sunday.
  • Misses Carl (sic) Commander & Victoria Strickland visited at Shilo, Sunday.
  • Mrs. JJ Ward was very sick and attended by Dr. Strong.
  • Allen Fowler moved back to Seven Runs.
  • M/M John Pate in DeFuniak on business, Monday.
  • Jasper & AL Ward went to Freeport, Monday.

 

Contributed by Mary Ellen Wexler

The Breeze – December 14, 1911 – Page 1

DAVIS-BOONE Wedding
(NICEVILLE) Married: At the home of the bride’s parents on Thursday night, Mr. Barney Davis and Miss Listeme Boone; G. B. Anchors, officiating.

 

Contributed by Michael Strickland

The Breeze – December 7, 1911 – Page 1

GENERAL NEWS

 

 

DAVIS SCHOOL HOUSE MENTIONED
(PLEASANT HILL) Rev. S. G. Settles will preach at the Davis school house on the 3rd Sunday.

MOVING PICTURE MACHINE ORDERED
(PLEASANT HILL) Sam Arnett has ordered him a moving picture machine.

CATAMOUNT KILLED
(NICEVILLE) J. F. Edge killed a catamount Wednesday morning whcih measured four and a half feet in length.

SHERIFF JEFFRIES MAKES A STRIKE
(BRUCE) Deputy Sheriff Jeffries made a strike at Bruce on Sunday night, and took back with him to DeFuniak a man and woman wanted for alledged infractions of the moral law.

EBENEZER KNOWN AS GUM CREEK
Edler B. J. Wilson will preach at Ebenezer, known as the Gum Creek church, on the 5th Sunday in this month at 11 o’clock. All are cordially invited to hear him.

PONCE DE LEON POSTMASTER INSANE
A. G. Murphy, postmaster at Ponce de Leon, went insane last week, after it is reported a post office inspector checked him up over a thousand dollars short in his accounts with the department.

 

Contributed by Michael Strickland

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