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The DeFuniak Herald – February 5, 1914 – Page 1

Local News

  • Mrs. Cleveland entered the DeFuniak Sanitarium today for treatment for at least two weeks. Despite her appearance and vigorous health, she is a longtime constant sufferer and we hope this course of treatment will restore her to complete health. She will be glad to see any friends who desire to call on her at the Sanitarium.
  • The Broward Literary Society held their regular meeting last Friday afternoon. President Herman Stapleton called the meeting to order, the Secretary, Miss Kate Meigs read the minutes of the last meeting, Miss Myrtice-Straughn announced news items, Misses Kate Meigs and Malena Murray played a piano duet, Lula Mae Fugua delivered a recitation, and the Jolly Boys sang a song before the meeting was adjourned.  They will not meet next Friday due to examinations.
  • Master Alex Gillis of Palmer College spent last Saturday and Sunday with his parents at Knox Hill.
  • Miss Gussie Miller left last Saturday for Florala, Ala., to spend a few days with relatives.
  • Miss Eva Rutherford, of Crestview, spent Saturday and Sunday as the guests of her parents.
  • Mr. Curry Douglas, of Ponce de Leon, stopped on his way to Florala, Ala., last Saturday.
  • Miss Helen McDonald visited relatives and friends at Argyle Saturday.
  • Mr. William Rogers seems to have recovered from a severe attack of acute indigestion which he suffered the first of the week.
  • If the ground hog didn’t see his shadow last Monday, it was his own fault, therefore we may expect the usual forty days of bad weather.
  • Mr. J.H. Laird, of West Bay, was in town last Thursday on business.
  • Mr. A. L. Moore, of Ponce de Leon, was in town last Thursday on business.
  • Mr. and Mrs. A.D. Ray, of Rat Head, were in town last Saturday visiting friends.
  • Mr. S. M. McCan, of Ponce de Leon, was in town last Saturday on business.
  • Mr. Wm. Bishop, of Argyle, was in town last Saturday on business.
  • Mr. W. J. Davis, of Deerland, was in town last Saturday visiting friends.
  • Miss Alma White, of Bonifay, arrived yesterday to visit her parents, Mr. and Mrs. F.J. White.
  • Mr. A.H. Rothmeyer, of Denison, Texas, arrived yesterday to visit his friends, Mr. F. J. White and family.
  • Mr. W. M. Smith, of Glendale, was in town last Saturday visiting friends.
  • Mrs. George Davis returned from Bonifay last Saturday after spending a few days with her sisters there.
  • Mr. Ross Lathinghouse returned from Freeport last Sunday and has accepted a position at the Racket Store.
  • Mr. C.E. Hewitt, of Antioch, was in town last Sunday visiting his family.
  • Mr. Britt and sister, of New Home, was in town last Monday visiting friends.
  • Mr. W. C. McLean, of Knox Hill, was in town last Monday visiting his sister, Mrs. A. R. Campbell.
  • Marshall Wester was pretty sociable the first of the week, and a good many of the boys responded to his call for three dollars for work on the road.
  • Mr. Ealum, of Glendale, was in town last Friday on business.
  • Misses Eola and Nora Powell, who are stopping at Mr. A.R. Campbell’s to attend High School, visited their parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.A. Powell at Dorcas last Saturday and Sunday.
  • J. Ross Helms will leave Florala next Sunday for DeFuniak Springs, and on Monday he expects to begin coaching the baseball club of the Palmer College. He will be accompanied by Mrs. Helms and a son, Ross Jr., who will live at DeFuniak until baseball season opens and Ross goes back to the Texas League. Florala News Democrat
  • Mr. D.E. Murphy, of Glendale, was in town last Monday on business.
  • Mr. R. S. Parish, of Gaskin, was in town last Monday visiting relatives.
  • Mr. R.B. Tucker, of Paxton, was in town last Monday and made a pleasant call at the Herald office.
  • Dr. S. E. Stephens, of Mossy Head, was in our little city last Saturday.
  • Mr. William Hart, of Dorcas, was in town last Saturday shaking hands with his many friends.
  • Mrs. B.P. Morris and son Roy visited relatives at River Junction last Thursday.
  • County Commissioner C.D. Meigs, of Mossy Head, was in the city Friday on business connected with the hard roads.
  • Rev. Sidney J. Catts has been appointed Chaplain of the First Florida Brigade, United Confederate Veterans, with the rank of major, and a letter from Brigadier General F.E. Day gives a brief outline of the Veteran’s Day exercise at the coming Chautauqua that should make it one of the best ever held during the history of the organization.
  • Miss Susie Mae Walden left last Thursday for Florala, Ala., to visit her sister, Mrs. Edney, a few days, and from there she will join her father, Mr. J.C. Walden Sr. at Antioch.
  • Mrs. M.A. Murphy, of St. Louis, arrived last Wednesday and is living in her cottage in the south part of town.
  • S.K. Miller, of Florala, Ala., was in town last Thursday visiting friends.

[Compiled by Emily Petroskey]

The Breeze – February 16, 1911 – Pages 1, 4, & 8

OBITUARIES

 

INFANT ERVIN: (page 1) The death angel visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. J.M. Ervin on Saturday morning (February 11, 1911), taking away their little girl, Fannie. The body was laid to rest on Sunday morning. The Rev. Stock preached the funeral.

 

INFANT HINLEY: (page 1) The infant babe of W.M. and Mrs. Addie Hinley died Monday (February 13, 1911) was laid to rest on Monday afternoon in the Gum Creek Cemetery. Our deepest sympathy is mutually extended to the bereaved parents, whose loss we feel sure is heaven’s gain.

 

MRS. DANIEL GILLIS (page 4)

Resolutions of Respect

At a meeting of the Ladies Missionary Society of the Presbyterian Church last Monday afternoon, the following resolutions were adopted.

  1. The Ladies Home and Foreign Missionary Society is called upon again to mourn the loss of a beloved and useful member, in the passing away of Mrs. Daniel Gillis.
  2. Mrs. Gillis was preeminently a woman of the Home, where as wife and mother, she was a model for imitation, and she was a most faithful member of the Church: in her place at all meetings, when possible and fully in sympathy with the services at God’s House. And this is true of her, as a member of our society, in the work of which she will always have manifested the liveliest interest.
  3. She will be greatly missed by us. Her loss enlarges the void made in our ranks by the loss of the other 2 noble women, so recently called to go up higher.
  4. We will not forget her attractive and strong personality, her gracious and cheerful Christian bearing, and her consistent piety. We call on ourselves to follow her “conversation”, remembering that our Lord can be the same to us that He was to her.
  5. We enter upon our record, also the deep sympathy which we feel for the bereaved household, and ask of God that her prayers in their behalf may continue to be answered.
  6. It is ordered that this action be communicated to the afflicted household and children.

Mrs. W.m. W. Flournoy, Caroline S. Walden – Committee

 

R.T. WESTER KILLED (page VIII)

R.T. Wester, a brother of City Marshal Wester, was shot and instantly killed by 2 men named Mathis near his home in Jackson County last week under circumstances particularly atrocious.

From the evidence given at the inquest, it seems that Wester was passing the home of the younger Mathis, who was his son-in-law, on his way home from Grand Ridge, when the murderers hailed him from the home of the elder Mathis, and he turned and went back to see what they wanted, and had entered the yard when the younger Mathis shot him from the inside of the house, and the elder came around from behind the house and fired the second shot at him, and then beat him over the head with the gun.

Both of the Mathises were arrested and remanded to jail without bail.

 

Contributed by Michael Strickland

The Breeze – February 16, 1911 – Page 8

R. T. Wester, a brother of City Marshal Wester, was shot and instantly killed by two men named Mathis near his home in Jackson county last week under circumstances particularly atrocious.

From the evidence given at the inquest it seems that Wester was passing the home of the younger Mathis, who was his son-in-law, on his way home from Grand ridge, when the murderers hailed him from the home of the elder Mathis, and he turned and went back to see what they wanted, and had entered the yard when the younger Mathis shot him from the inside of the house, and the elder came round from behind the house and fired the second shot at him, and then beat him over the head with the gun.

Both of the Mathises were arrested and remanded to jail without bail.

[Contributed by Michael Strickland]

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