Group Title: Florida Chautauqua, De Funiak Springs, Fla
Title: The Florida Chautauqua, De Funiak Springs, Fla
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Title: The Florida Chautauqua, De Funiak Springs, Fla
Alternate Title: Assembly programme
Third Annual session program hand-book
Annual session of the Florida Chautauqua
Florida Chautauqua, our 15th year, 1884-1899
Florida Chautauqua, De Funiak Springs, Florida
Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 23-24 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Florida Chautauqua
Publisher: Duffy Bros.
Place of Publication: Cuyahoga Falls, O
Cuyahoga Falls, O
Publication Date: 1926
Frequency: annual
regular
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Subjects / Keywords: Chautauquas -- Congresses -- Florida   ( lcsh )
History -- Periodicals -- De Funiak Springs (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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General Note: Title from caption.
General Note: Latest issue consulted: 1919.
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Bibliographic ID: UF00103297
Volume ID: VID00018
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
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THE FLORIDA CHAUTAUQUA
DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, FLORIDA
The Great Winter Chautauqua of the South
JANUARY 29th TO FEBRUARY 13th
The Florida Chautauqua Association will
open its thirty-sixth annual session in their
Auditorium at seven forty-five on Friday night
January twenty-ninth.
The Auditorium, the largest Chautauqua
amphitheatre in the Southland, is fitted with
modern conveniences, and fully equipped with
electric lights with dissolving color effects and
foot lights for the presentation of plays and
grand concerts. Seating capacity near four
thousand, the stage alone capable of accomoda-
ting one hundred actors.
The late Hon. Wallace Bruce, for many
years President of the Florida Chautauqua,
was instrumental in erecting the present audi-
torium to be known as "The Hall of Brother-
hood."
The Dome was dedicated to the soldiers
and sailors of the Republic, the Lantern above
the Dome to the Light of Christian Truth, and
the columns on the outside of the building
represent the Presidents of the United States.
At the dedication of this building the fol-
lowing eloquent words by the late General
John B. Gordon, as he laid the corner stone, are
most appropriate: "The 'Hall of Brotherhood'
tells the story. Every beam and timber, each
brick and stone that shall complete its struc-
ture, from this supporting corner-stone now
laid to its finished turret, will speak to coming
generations of the sentiment that suggested it.
American brotherhood, a reunited country, on
which depends not only the life and perpetui-
ty of the Republic, but the welfare of universal
humanity, are the glorious realities which this
Hall is to represent. In the name, therefore,
of every state in this Union, and 6f our price-
less freedom, invoking Heaven's blessing' up-
on it, I dedicate this spot where the Hall ;of
Brotherhood is to stand a holy invocation to
the everlasting fraternity of the American peo-
ple."




























<( ^DeFUNIAK LAKE





F- 0 A dreaming place beneath the swaying irees,
- "j A lake so pure it seems the wedded mate
U
I Q Of yon fair sky, before the rustling breeze
To- rippling laughter wakes its gentle breast,
-Showing it, too, is human. Oh, what joy

To roam in sunlight here, kind Nature's guest,

.<' Wooing her smile! or, bliss without alloy,
To watch the moonlight kiss the lapsing wave

With one we love, and speak with answering

eyes
.The language Paradise ne'er lost, but gave,
Lest man should be an outcast from the skies.

No spot so sweet; no water half so blue;
God's crowning circle wrought with compass

true.
-Wallace Bruce.
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With ne elo -Wandasea withanserin





DEFUNIAK SPRINGS
This charming spot is ideally located 280
feet above sea level according to the United
States Coast Survey.
The city is symmetrically built about a
beautiful lake, which is one mile in circum
ference and as round as a dollar.
The lake, clear as a crystal, is fed by
a spring near its center, eighty feet deep. The
high rolling hills and scenery about DeFuniak
Springs, have been aptly termed "Adiron-
dacks of Western Florida."
The dry, clear atmosphere, bright skies,
high altitudes and balmy breezes from the
Gulf form an ideal combination for the seek-
ers of health and rest.
Water:
The purity and curative qualities of her
waters have made DeFuniak Springs known
as the Poland Springs of the South.
Many suffering from kidney troubles have
been restored to health after drinking this
Aqua Pura.

Health:
There is generally a cool spell during the
winter lasting a few days thus clearing the air
of all impurities; therefore, the health of the
community is far above the average.
DeFuniak Springs can well boast of its
splendid sanitary arrangements. The city wa-
ter comes from an artesian well six hundred
feet deep furnishing the city with, a bountiful
supply of water of the purest quality.
Its sewerage system is as perfect as any in
all the state.
The streets are paved with concrete pave-
ment and electrically lighted from the city
power plant, and altogether it is quite a mod-
ern city.

Accessibility:
DeFuniak Springs, the county seat of Wal-
ton county, is situated on the Pensacola and
Atlantic division of the Louisville and Nash-
ville R. R., midway between New Orleans and
Jacksonville; is eighty miles east of Pensacola
and one hundred and twenty-five miles west of
Tallahassee, the capitol of Florida, and is lo-
cated among the foothills of the Blue Ridge
mountains where they slope away towards the
Gulf.


Those journeying southward from Chicago,
Cincinatti, St. Louis and the West find this
place the easiest of access of all Florida re-
sorts. Tourists travelling by automobile over
the Old Spanish Trail (State Road No. 1) are
delighted with this wonderful highway which
traverses the state from Pensacola to Jackson-
ville, passing directly through DeFuniak
Springs, and is one of the finest roads in the
South.
The Gulf Coastal Highway, (State Road
No. 10) will follow the shores of the Gulf and
Choctawhatchee Bay. State Road No. 40 will
run from the Alabama State line southwesterly
to DeFuniak Springs; also State Road No. 60
will run from the Alabama State line south-
westerly to DeFuniak and from there intersect
the Coastal Highway at Freeport on Choctaw-
hatchee Bay, eighteen miles from DeFuniak
Springs.
This wonderful system of state roads, all
radiating from DeFuniak Springs, will fR rm
the spokes of a wheel, with DeFuniak as the
hub, that will create a "Wheel of Progress"
which will bear Western Florida on to the high
est crest of prosperity.
Our Lakes and Land:
Walton County is fortunate in having many
miles of frontage on the Gulf of Mexico and
Choctawhatchee Bay where those who like
still water or surf bathing, also boating and
fishing, can motor for the day. Many varieties
of fish are to be found in the lakes and streams
nearby.
The land is very fertile. Various fruits
such as Satsuma oranges, peaches, pears, figs,
grapes, all kinds of berries, etc., are easily
grown. Cotton, sugar cane, corn, sweet pota-
toes, turnips and many other vegetables are
produced in great abundance, and many veg-
etables can be grown every month in the year.


Churches:
DeFuniak Springs is blest with fine church-
es, all centrally located. Notably among them
are the Presbyterian, Methodist, Baptist, Epis-
copal, Universalist, Christian and Catholic.
Schools:
Palmer College and Academy, a strong
growing institution of higher co-education,
with a capable faculty for training and pre-
paring the student for any university is also
within the city limits.





One block south of the lake are the build-
ings of the Walton County High and Grade
Schools, fully equipped with modern applian-
ces and an efficient staff of teachers for the in-
struction of the youth of today.
Our City:
Enthusiasm, patriotism and true Chautau-
qua spirit have been prominent characteris-
tics of the people of DeFuniak Springs, and the
rapid growth and prosperity of its business in-
terests have made it the center of a wide sec-
tion; her stores and main street showing the
bustle and activity of a much larger city. The
Walton County Chamber of Commerce, with
its headquarters in DeFuniak Springs, is a very
live organization and is exercising a great in-
fluence in the building up of the business and
farming interests of the community.
The Women's Club, with a fine clubhouse
of their own, is a strong, active organization
and is doing much good work in promoting the
general interests of the city.
A half mile out of town on the Old Spanish
Trail, there is located a wonderful golf course
where anyone may enjoy a good game at any
time.
There are two good newspapers published
weekly.
There is also a fine public library with
hundreds of volumes of well selected litera-
ture.
The Masons, Blue Lodge, Royal Arch and
Knights Templar, Odd Fellows, Knights of
Pythias, Woodmen of the World, Modern Wood-
men and American Legion all have lodges here,
the first two named having fine brick buildings
of their own.
Local and rural mail deliveries are made
twice a day.
Six passenger trains serve the city daily,
all carrying mail. Three bus lines operate out
of DeFuniak Springs connecting all principal
outlying towns and resorts on the Bay and
Gulf.
The community is a highly intellectual one
and reflects the refined Christian influence
of the churches and the Chautauqua.


THE PLATFORM '


HON. JOSEPHUS DANIELS


FORMER SECRETARY OF THE NAVY
Hon. Josephus Daniels, former Secretary
of the Navy, needs no introduction. Like
Roosevelt, he is a man of action. When the
British Admiral asked this American officer
when his ships would be ready for service, he
said, "We are ready now," and the navy under
the direction of Mr. Daniels transported two
million American soldiers to France without
the loss of a single one of Uncle Sam's sol-
diers on the way.
One cannot afford to miss this wonderful
h opportunity of hearing this forceful and elo-
quent speaker.
"Dolly Varden" Operatic Quintet will pre-
' sent this most popular comic opera of two acts
which had a phenomenal run at the Herald
Square Theater, New York City. A musical
picture of eighteenth century romance taken
from the book by Stanislaus Stange, music by
Julian Edwards. 'Tis a story of youth and love
beautifully staged and elaborately costumed.
Scenes are laid in London-on-the-Thames.
Time, the reign of King George I of England
and Louis XV of France. Year 1730.






The Normandy Singers and Bell Ringers
They bring with them one hundred bells
which came from Loughborough, England, at
a tremendous cost. Quartet singing and im-
personations. They sing true and ring true.
Roselth Knapp Breed is without a 'peer in her
particular line of work as humorist, and char-
acterist. Gifted with an unusual .voice and
wonderful facial expressions, by using cos-
tumes she quickly changes from one.character
to another while the audience watches each
transformation.
Prof. Booth Lowery, a humorist, scientist and
o"ator better known as "The Blue Mountain
Philosopher," a natural impersonator, bubbling
over with wit and fun. Those who heard him
on our platform before will be on hand and
those who have not listened to him and fail to
come will miss a big treat. A hearty welcome
awaits him.
Rev. Edmund Fremont Alberson, author, trav-
eller, lecturer, now of New York City, N. Y.,
needs no introduction to a DeFuniak audience.
His scholarly lecture "The Life of George
Washington" is intensely interesting. It is
illustrated with ninety beautiful slides.
His earnestness and devotion to his work
for many years have gained for him an envia-
ble reputation as a public speaker and lecturer,
and everyone should take advantage of this
opportunity to hear and see his splendid Bib-
lical illustrated lecture, "The Life of Christ."
Martha Lista Shunk, Winnipeg, Canada,
dramatic soprano. Vocal and pianoforte in-
structor Walton High School. DeFuniak
Springs. Miss Shunk has appeared on many
platforms throughout our country. Her fine
voice, winning smile and charm fully justifies
the title "Five Feet of Personality."
Mrs. Emma 'Dawdy Sessoms, Bonifay,
Fla. Contralto Soloist. One of Chautauqua's
favorites, having appeared more times on our
platform than any other singer. A hearty
welcome awaits her.
Nell Britt, Tifton, Ga.- Soprano. Gradu-
ate of Flora McDonald College, Red Springs,
N. C. Vocal instructor, Palmer College, De-
Funiak Spiings, Florida. .-. -'.
'Mrs. Mary Campbell McKinnon, DeFu-
niak Springs, and- Mrs. Pat Covel, also of
DeFuniak Springs, accompanists.


THE FLORIDA CHAUTAUQUA

Thirty-Sixth Annual Session,

Detailed Program

FRIDAY, JANUARY 29, 1925
7:45 P. M. Opening exercises for the Chau-
tauqua of 1926.
Overture: DeFuniak Band.
Vocal Solo: Mrs. Emma Dawdy Sessoms,
Bonifay, Fla., Mrs. Mary Campbell Mc-
Kinnon, Accompanist.
Address of Welcome: Judge A. G. Camp-
bell, DeFuniak Springs.
Vocal Duet:
Remarks: D. Stuart Gillis, State Sena-
tor, DeFuniak Springs, and Rev. Ed-
mund Fremont Albertson, New York
City, N. Y.
Male Quartette.
Reading: Marjorie Abernethy.
Vocal Solo: Martha Lita Shunk, Winni-
peg, Canada, Mrs. Pat Covell, Accom-
panist.
Closing with a movie comedy.
Everybody come. Admission for the
evening free.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 30

10:00 A. M. Biblical hour, Rev. E. F. Albertson.
3:00 P. M. "Passing the Buck"-Hon. Jose-
phus Daniels.

7:00 P. M. Free Concert, Naval Air Station
Band, Pensacola, Fla. For further
particulars see another page.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 31
9:30 A. M. Sunday school in the various
churches.
11:00 A. M. Morning worship at the various
churches.,
5:00 P. M. Chautauqua Sunday Vesper Ser-
vice at auditorium.
7:45 P. M. Illustrated Sermon: "The Life of
Christ"-Rev. E. F. Albertson at Chau-
tauqua auditorium.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5
10:00 A. M. Biblical Hour: Rev. E. F. Albert-
son.
8:00 P. M. Impersonations: Roselth Knapp
Breed.






SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 6
10:00 A. M. Biblical hour, Rev. E. F. Albertson.
3:00 P. 1I. Attraction to be announced later.
7:45 P. M. "Dolly Varden" Operatic Quintet.
A comic opera in two acts.
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 7 -
9:30 A. M. Sunday school in the various
churches.
11:00 A. M. Morning worship in the various
churches.
5:00 P. M. Chautauqua Sunday Vespar Ser-
vice at Auditorium.
7:45 P. M. Evening worship at Chautauqua
Auditorium, sermon to be announced
later.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12
10:00 A. M. Biblical hour.
3.00 "Fables and Facts"-Prof. Booth Low-
rey.
7:45 P. M. Grand Entertainment.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 13
10:00 A. M. Biblical hour:
3:00 P. M. "Simon Says 'Wig-Wag'."-Prof.
Booth Lowrey.
7:45 P. M. The Normandy Bell Ringers.
CLOSING NIGHT
For further particulars address C. B. Ab-
ernethy, Pres., Florida Chautauqua, DeFuniak
Springs, Florida, or Walton County Chamber
of Commerce, DeFuniak Springs, Florida.
Every announcement authorized but sub-
ject to change.


































THE CHAUTAUQUA AUDITORIUM





Saturday Evening, Jan. 30


CONCERT

BY


Naval Air


Station


Band of Pensacola,
Florida


SHORT ADDRESS BY THE COM-
MANDANT, CAPTAIN J. J.
RABY, U. S. A. ,


FEW VAUDEVILLE NUMBERS BY
AIR STATION PERSONNEL


WEATHER PERMITTING

AIR PLANES
FROM PENSACOLA WILL VISIT DeFU
NIAK ON JANUARY 30, IF SUITABLE
LANDING PLACE IS AVAILABLE.






Season Tickets


The price for the adult season ticket will
be three dollars. Children six to twelve years
of age at half price, and children under six are
admitted free of charge if accompanied by an
adult. Special tickets will be issued to all stu-
dents who are bona-fide members of Palmer
College or the Public and High schools at two
dollars. A season ticket admits one to all en-
tertainments. Tickets are not transferable.
Adult Season Tickets .---... .......------- $3.00
Half Season ticket, children 6 to 12----- 1.50
Student's Ticket ........------------ 2.00
Single Admission Prices
Hon. .Josephus Daniels, Sat. Jan. 30
Adult -- -- ------------ 1.00
Children 6 to 12-..- --. -- .50
"Life of George Washington" Sat. Jan. 30
Adult -.-- .....----. -------. .50
Children 6 to 12 ---------- -----.25
"The Life of. Christ," Sunday January 31-Ad-
mission free.
Impersonations-Roselth Knapp Breed, Friday,
February 5th, Adult ... ----.... .50
Children --- -- ----------- .25
"Dolly Varden" Operatic Quintet, Saturday,
February 6, Adult ....------ 1.00
Children 6 to 12 ---------------- .50
"Fables and Facts"-Prof. Lowrey, Friday,
February 12, Adult -- --. .50
Children 6 to 12---------------- .25
Grand entertainment Friday, February 12
Adult ----------- .50
Children 6 to 12 ------------ .25
"Simon Says 'Wig-Wag',"-Prof. Lowrey, Sat-
urday, Feb. 13th, Adilt--------- .50
Children 6 to 12 ---------------- .25
The Normandy Singers and Bell Ringers, Sat.
Feb. 13, Adult -------- -------- .75
Children 6 to 12--...........-----------.... .35
Opening exercises Friday, January 29. Admis-
sion free. All morning Biblical hours and
Sunday services free.


Prescott Brothers


STAPLE AND FANCY
GROCERIES



FRUITS AND

VEGETABLES


DeFUNIAK SPRINGS,


- FLORIDA


Phone 141 and 273


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WRITE FOR OUR "DESCRIPTIVE
PICTORIAL BOOKLET"






HOTEL


I ON THE OLD SPANISH TRAIL I


C. F. HINESLEY. PROPRIETOR

WHILE IN DeFUNIAK STOP AT
HOTEL WALTON
FACING THE LAKE
ALL MODERN CONVENIENCES

The First National Bank
of DeFuniak Springs

THE BANK WITH THE
CHIME CLOCK
ESTABLISHED 1904

THE

Cawthon State Bank
DeFUNIAK SPRINGS, FLORIDA

A Progressive Bank in a Progressive Town
We Furnish Painstaking Personal Service.

WALTON COUNTY ABSTRACT AND
REAL ESTATE COMPANY
Abstracts of Title a Specialty


JAMES A. McLEAN,


- MANAGER


Murray's Theatre
HIGH CLASS MOTION PICTURES


FLORI DA


DeFUNIAK SPRINGS,


SIX NIGHTS A WEEK


W. E. Parish & Co.

DRY GOODS. NOTIONS AND
LADIES' FURNISHINGS

ALWAYS READY TO SERVE WITH
THE NEWEST THINGS


W. K.Jennings Co.

DRY GOODS, HATS, CAPS

SHOES AND CLOTHING FOR THE FAMILY

PHONE 55

BEARD BROTHERS
THE HOME OF BETTER CLOTHING
LADIES' SHOES AND HOSE
DeFUNIAK SPRINGS, FLORIDA

TRADE AT
BERMAN'S CASH STORE
WHERE YOUR DOLLARS TEACH YOU
TO. HAVE MORE CENTS

Beach, Rogers & Co.

ROUGH AND DRESSED
BUILDING MATERIAL

Mouldings, Brackets, Turned Work, Dealers in
Sash, Doors, Blinds, Etc.


- FLORIDA





WE WELCOME YOU TO OUR CITY


Fisher Hardware
Company
(INCORPORATED)
Wholesale and Retail Dealers in Hardware
and Mill Supplies

Service Drug
Company
(All the Name
Implies)
PRESCRIPTION DRUGGISTS
DeFuniak Springs, Fla.

PHOTOGRAPHIC VIEWS OF WEST
FLORIDA

Embracing practically every branch of in-
dustry, agriculture, sport, fishing, hunting and
land development. In loose-leaf albums, pe-
culiarly fitted for salesmen.
T. HOPE CAWTHON, Commercial Photographer
DeFuniak Springs, Fla.

HOTEL DeFUNIAK


Hot and Cold Water in
Every Room.


OLD SOUTHERN COOKING
FREE GARAGE AND PARKING SPACE
$2.00 PER DAY


F. A. FLORENCE


FURNITURE

CASH OR CREDIT

DEFUNIAK SPRINGS. FLORIDA

DEFUNIAK FURNITURE CO.

OGBURN & PILCHER

Complete House Furnishers

DeFUNIAK SPRINGS, FLORIDA

GEORGE F. DAVIS
Staple and Fancy Groceries and Meat Market-
We specialize in quality and service. Call us.
"We Deliver the Goods." Phones 71 and 108

MODEL TAILORING CO.
JEREMIAH CADY, Prop.
Merchant Tailoring, Cleaning, Pressing, Al-
tering and Repairing
DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, FLORIDA

HAL C. RICHARDSON
MCLEAN BUILDING
F ALL KINDS OF INSURANCE


CARDEN'S SANITARY PRESSING CLUB
CLEANING, PRESSING,
REPAIRING, DYEING


Agent for Good Laundry.


Phone 290




FARMS WATER FRONT


-- For the Best Goods at the
LoWest Prices


GO TO


THE BIG STORE

--BURRUSS CAWTHON, Proprietor


DeFUNIAK SPRINGS, -


FLORIB&


The Campbeil-McKinnon Ccmpany
Hardware, Paints, Oils, Building Material
and Radios


Phone 80


DeFuniak Springs, Fla'


KING & COMPANY
THE BRICK STORE EAST
Dry Goods, Groceries, Hardware, Wa
Farming Tools, Paints, Medicines, etc.
tribyutors of Ballard's Famous Flours.

WtIOIIAM DRUG COMPA
We'll wait on you in
just a moment
Phone 87 DeFuniak Springs, I


"Belm. rein..the Hills"



5. 0. KENNEDY & C


Manufacturers of Pure
Water Ice.,


gons,
Dis-


NY


Fla.


Disiill ej


DeFUNIAK SPRINGS, ILORIDA


McCaskill Investment
Company`
PIONEER DEVELOPERS OF WEST FLORIDA
DeFuniak Springs, Crestview, Pensacola
and Chicago,- I11.


BULLARD BUICK COMPANY
A. F. Bullard, Proprietor
CADILLAC AND "THE
BETTER BUICK"


DeFuniak Springs,


Florida


REAL ESTATE BROKER
See me for homes, farms, acreage, water front of
any kind. I know the country. Can give you
the benefit of what I .have spent a lifetime to
-learn, Office 4 doors east of Post Office.
W. S. MATTHEWS.

DOUGLASS MOTOR CO.
Dealers in Ford Cars, Trucks and Tractors'
The best car ever made by man for the money.
Ford parts and, accessories, tubes and supplies.
DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, FLORIDA

H. E. WICKERSHAM
FUNERAL DIRECTOR AND
LICENSED- EMBALMER
Phone 69 DeFuniak Springs, Fla.

CHAS. MURRAY. JR.
INSURANCE ANDi BONI


. If it's insurance, I write it.


Phone 156


ACREAGE







Excursion Rates

TO

Florida

Chautauqua


Special rates have been named by the
Louisville & Nashville Railroad Co. from all
stations, Pensacola to River Junction, inclusive,
to DeFuniak Springs, as follows:


Tickets will be sold at one fare, plus 25
cents for the round trip, on Saturday, January
30th, February 6th and 13th, 1926, good re-
turning Sunday following date of sale.

Tickets will be sold at one and one-half
fare for the round trip on Saturday, January
30th, and for morning trains'on Sunday, January
31st, also on Saturday, February 6th and for
morning trains February 7th, also on Saturday,
February 13th, 1926. All tickets purchased
at one and one-half fare are good returning not
lNteT than Monday following date of sale.

AS'k YOUR LOCAL L. & N. TICKET AGENT FOR
RATES FROM YOUR STATION




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