The Breeze – May 9, 1912 – General News

Happenings in our Neighboring Villages

Pleasant Hill

  • Miss Daisie L Foreman, of Perate (sic), Ala. is spending a few days with her Uncle, WA Jernigan.
  • Riley Bass, who has been working at JN Booths leaves for his home in Ala., Monday.
  • All day sing at Davis School House, Sunday the 4th
  • WF  and DH Arnett & Giley Mason called at A Jernigans, Sunday
  • WJH Matthews called at WF Arnett’s Sunday evening
  • Hardy Davis called at AD Ward’s Sunday
  • Rev. Riley will preach at Pleasant Hill, Sunday

Bruce

  • Miss Callie Ward teaches here satisfactorily
  • Misses Lillie & Laura Ward are at home for a while
  • Ralph Snowden came from DeFuniak to visit home folks
  • Mrs ER Ward, of Freeport, spends the week with her mother at JJ Ward’s
  • M/M NS Townsend were shopping here Monday
  • John F Silcox has moved here
  • WA Ward was in Washington Co. last week
  • WF Commander was over from Ebro, Monday on business
  • M/M C Ward were here on business, Monday
  • Mr. Joe Ward is still confined to her bed for over a year at home of her sone JJ Ward
  • Dr. Strong was called to see John Bozeman’s wife and baby last week. Mrs. Bozeman is improving, but the baby died Saturday night
  • Henry Rogers continues to show “Hard Sense” in running the school – long article.

Local News

  • AJ Loudermilk came up from Pt. Washington, Monday
  • RE McCaskill was in Pensacola Monday & Tuesday
  • WF Croft was in Crestview on business Sunday night
  • CA Moreland of the Brown Hotel was in Pensacola, Monday
  • “If feed goes much higher the dairymen will have to raise the price or dilute the milk.”
  • Doctor Adams & John Henderson of Glendale were here Monday
  • Henry Jernigan was here Monday on his way to Veteran’s reunion in Macon
  • MC Braswell is back from Florala where he ran a lunch stand during the Chautauqua
  • Unusual number attended the Commissioner’s meeting Monday.
  • Col. Flournoy left last night for Jacksonville meeting of State Executive Committee
  • WK Jennings bought the Saunders cottage just west of Mrs/ Mannings and will move in soon
  • Dr. Frank Cawthon has caught the fishing fever
  • JW Kelly of Portland was here Monday
  • WH Kennington of Red Bay was here Monday
  • NO Straughn of Florala was here first of the week
  • Quarterman McCaskill was here on business Monday
  • EW Richardson has opened a colored grocery store in the east end of town
  • M/M Herman Bludworth of Eucheeanna were in town Monday
  • AF Paderick continues to offer his house for rent or sale
  • JT McKinnon continues to offer pur bred Jersey Duroc pigs for sale
  • Joe Allen of the Breeze has the measles.
  • Major Harley Cawthon & Lt. Stinson are attending school for officers at St Augustine this week
  • Mr Biddle, chairman of the street committee, is having work done on the streets
  • Miss Gladys Storrs had a birthday party with 25 friends, Tuesday afternoon
  • Theo. Tharp now with the Crown Bottling Works at DeFuniak Springs came up Tuesday and spent Wednesday here with friends and relatives – Chipley Verdict
  • Rev. ACS Smythe purchased the WB McLeod farm east of town and will reside there with his sons, who will arrive about the first of the year
  • Dr & Mrs. WG Wade, spending winter with Capt. & Mrs. Lason, returned to their home in Monmouth, Maine thi week
  • County Commissioners: Monday approved firearms bonds for JW Taunton & JH Poole; notary bonds for SK Gillis & JH Warren; referring pension application of JE Owens to the UVC for examination; paid Dan Geohagan $25 for road right of way.
  • M/M MA Warren and daughter Myrtie held a graduation party for the seniors of Walton High School
  • Complete results of first Democratic primary, 30 April 1912 is printed.

Meeting of Ex. Comm.

Voting canvass – lengthy article; people named: SK Miller, WP Balkom, Peck Cawthon, Mr. McCrimmon, JG Churchwell, NO Straughn, JK Spradley, JD Howell, Herman Bludworth, Campbell, Henderson, Jeff Richbourg, Col. Steele, CD Meigs Mapoles

City Council meeting: ordinance regarding pool rooms – fixed age at 18 and laid out rules for operation. Sales of soft drinks, etc. on Sunday was tabled till next meeting. Delinquent taxes sale set for first Monday in July. Police docket addressed

The Schooner Thos. W. Knight, employed by Standard Oil, is at Pt. Tampa for a couple of weeks while Capt. TL Parrish visits home folks.

JH Richbourg thanks for support in vote and reminds public that he will be in second primary and asks for support, then; several others did same.

Teacher’s exams will be held at High School 4 June 1912 – books are listed from which questions will be asked

FT Nolin, one of Darlington’s leading farmers, in town Monday says the rain is hampering planting as well as ruing crops.

[Contributed by Mary Ellen Wexler]

The Breeze – October 26, 1911 – Pages 1 & 2

WEDDINGS

 

 

HUGGINS-HOLLIS (p. 1)
(BRUCE) Married: At the residence of J. J. Ward, last Wednesday night, Mrs. Nancy Hollis and Mr. J. H. Huggins. They left Friday for quite an extended trip north. We wish them a happy life.

COLLINSWORTH-STEPHENS  (p. 1)
(BRUCE) Last Thursday night Mr. W. H. Taunton came out from Freeport and married Mr. John Collinsworth and Miss Stephens. From the way Henry shook, it must have been his first experience. After the wedding the bridal party was entertained at a dance at John Hair’s.

NELSON-PATE  (p. 1)
(BRUCE) On Thursday morning Mr. Lee Nelson made a run for DeFuniak Springs with Miss Eliza Pate for the purpose of getting married. We wish them joy and all the good fortune that can come their way.

FOWLER-GAINEY  (p. 1)
(BRUCE) Sunday afternoon at 230 Mr. Allen Fowler and Miss Lee Gainey were quietly married at the residence of J. J. Ward in the presence of about sixty relatives and friends. They left after ice cream was served for Ebro where they will make their home. We wish them much joy.

 

SALTER-STORRS  (p. 2)
On Sunday evening at half past six, the Rev. S. J. Catts, pastor of the Baptist church in DeFuniak Springs, spoke the words that united for life Miss Bessie Margarett, daughter of Mr. R. W. Storrs and Edward James Salter of Pensacola. No invitations were issued and only the immediate relatives of the bride and a few friends who had heard of the event were present. The groom was attended by Mr. W. A. Garrett and the bride had as her attendents her little sisters, Gladyss and Iris, Miss Myrtice McCaskill, a cousin of the bride, playing the wedding march. Mr. and Mrs. Salters left on the evening train for Pensacola where they are at home to their friends at 1501 N. Davis Street.

 

Contributed by Michael Strickland

The Breeze – July 6, 1911 – Page 1

“The Honeymoon Route to the Gulf.”

The following telegram which was sent to the DeFuniak delegates at Moultrie last Friday created no little amusement when read by Mr. Storrs, in his argument before the committee:

“All the world loves a lover” as the good old adage goes, and as Walton county furnished the first bridal couple to traverse the proposed highway, we move that the highway, Moultrie to Pensacola, be established on this the shortest route, and be christened “the honey moon route to the gulf.”

It was signed by the DeFuniak Springs Commercial Club and sounds very much like W. L. Cawthon.

[Contributed by Michael Strickland]

The Breeze – December 15, 1910 – Page 1

Mr. R. W. Storrs and Miss Lily A. Downer, were married at the first Christian church in Pensacola last Thursday morning, Rev. Thomas Lennox officiating. The only guests were Mr. and Mrs. N. J. Lillard.

Mr. and Mrs. Storrs left immediately after the ceremony for New Orleans, returning Tuesday night, and are at home at their residence on Bruce avenue.

[Contributed by Michael Strickland]

The Breeze – June 30, 1910 – Page 4

Resolutions of Respect

Whereas, the all-wise Creator has seen fit to remove from this vale of sorrow to her eternal home, the beloved wife of our brother A. L. Beach.

And, whereas, we knowing the christian character of Mrs. Beach, her kindly spirit, broad charity to all and her wifely devotion to her husband, we feel that our fraternal sympathy should be extended to those suffering this bereavement.

Therefore, be it resolved by Felton Lodge No. 63 Knights of Pythias that we extend to brother Beach and his children, our deepest sympathy, and commend them to the Supreme Chancellor of the universe, who alone can comfort them in their hour of unspeakable sorrow, and fill in their hearts the vacancy caused by the loss of the wife and mother.

Be further resolved, that a page in our minutes suitably inscribed, be dedicated to her memory, and that a copy of these resolutions be forwarded to brother Beach, and further, that these resolutions be printed in the local papers and the Florida Pythian.

R. W. Storrs, B. P. Morris, H. Thornber, Committee.

[Contributed by Michael Strickland]