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The Breeze – December 21, 1911 – Pages 1, 2, 4, & 5

GENERAL NEWS

 

 

FOXES CALLED SHARPIES (p. 1)
(NICEVILLE) Some Alabama fox hunters are in our vicinity this week. B. P., and J. A. Edge, and others have been out with them and they have captured seven of the sharpies.

THE POPULATION OF WALTON COUNTY (p. 2)
The following is the official report of the population of Walton county by precincts as given by the census of last year.

  • Alaqua – 366
  • Boggy Bayou – 732 (Niceville)
  • Bruce – 376
  • Crestview – 1094
  • DeFuniak Springs – 2816
  • DeFuniak Sp’s town – 2017
  • Ealum – 500
  • Eucheeanna – 654
  • Freeport – 1248
  • Knox Hill – 629
  • Lakewood town – 360
  • Laurel Hill – 1124
  • Laurel Hill town – 316
  • Limestone – 1161
  • McDades Pond – 2178
  • Moore’s – 193
  • Mossy Bend – 287
  • Mossy Head – 761
  • Sandy Creek – 840
  • Shoal River – 500
  • Yellow River – 485

Limestone includes the population of Gaskin, the precincts not being divided until after the arrangements for taking the census were made.

SHORTEST DAY (p. 4)
Today (Dec 21) is the shortest day in the year according to the almanac. Next Tuesday (Dec 26, day after Christmas) will be the shortest day according to the pocketbook.

NEGRO KILLED AT LAUREL HILL (p. 4)
On Monday night, an unknown negro broke into E. A. Campbell’s house at Laurel Hill, and when Mr. Campbell’s son got a gun to drive him out the negro jerked the gun away from him and struck him with it. Mr. Campbell came home about this time and the negro ran away and was followed to a negro house near by where he tried to break in and was shot and died the next morning.
A large number of the negroes of that section saw him after he was shot but none of them knew him or had ever seen him before.
From his actions it is evident that he was either drunk or crazed with cocoaine, most likely the latter.

GRAVES BAPTIST ASSOCIATION MENTIONED (p. 5)
(LOCAL NOTES) The Breeze job office has the minutes of the Graves Baptist Association in hand and they will be rushed to completion.

AUTHORITY TO DISCHARGE FIREWORKS (p. 5)
Permission is hereby given to all parties to discharge fireworks within the corporate limits of the town of De Funiak Springs from six o’clock A. M., until ten o’clock P. J., on Monday, Dec. 25, A. D. 1911, due care being taken to prevent damage or danger to property and to prevent frightening animals.
By authority of ordinance No 69. this Dec. 19, A. D. 1911.
—A. L. Beach, Mayor

 

Contributed by Michael Strickland

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