From Farmerville

The Gazette
May 16, 1900

Telephone Notice

I will be absent two weeks, so all parties having business at the telephone will please see Mr. Rasbury.  — D. Stein

Mr. Crawford Manning has gone to Baton Rouge on business.

Bring you parish scrip to THE GAZETTE office.

We regret to learn that Dr. J. B. Spears, of Spearsville, is very sick.

J. G. Trimble has just received a big assortment of 25¢ novels.

Mr. G. Hartman started to New Orleans to-day to sell his staves.

Miss Fannie Cahn is visiting in Monroe this week.

Mr. B. A. Bridges, the popular dry goods drummer, is in Farmerville.

Yes, Baughman has them — Grain Cradles, or Mowers! Buy them and be ready for your oats.

Mr. G. L. Shields made a quick trip to Junction City and Bernice Monday on business.

Several citizens of Union Parish will take in the inauguration at Baton Rouge next Monday.

You can get coffins from $3 to $50.   J. R. SIMMONS.

President McKinley has appointed Mr. Geo. F. Clark postmaster of Ouachita City.

Mr. R. M. Gill returned last Saturday from New Orleans where he went to sell staves.

The Union  reached Farmerville landing Monday with all the freight she could carry.

Pure, home-made ribbon cane syrup for sale at J. D. Baughman’s. 50¢ per gallon.

Miss Mary Rabun and Mrs. Jas. Rabun came up from Monroe Tuesday afternoon

We learn that cut worms are especially destructive to young crops and gardens this spring.

Fresh meat of all kinds is in demand in Farmerville, and goes like hot cakes.

Miss Annie Pleasant went to Shiloh Saturday for a visit of to two weeks.

Mrs. Edward Haas and children left Sunday morning for Vicksburg, Miss., to visit relatives and friends.

For Sale. 

One Buckeye mower and rake. — J. D. Baughman

Col. D. Stein left Sunday for New Orleans. He will take in the inaugural ceremonies next Monday at the Capitol.


One Poland China sow pig, two months old. Information regarding her will be appreciated. — J. B. Covington.

J. D. Barksdale, Esq., of Ruston, has rented the law office of Judge-elect Dawkins in Farmerville, and he will practice his profession here.

Ladies are especially invited to call at Haas Mercantile Co., Ltd., and see their pretty line of millinery goods. They can please you in a hat. Latest styles and lowest prices.

We are requested to announce that Eld. B. F. Tubbs will preach at Union Grove church, one mile west of Lillie, on Sunday, June 3rd, at 11 o’clock. A full membership is earnestly desired.

The newly elected senator and representatives from Union parish — Messrs. J. M. Smith, W. P. Chandler and E. T. Sellers — have gone to Baton Rouge to assume their duties in the legislature which convened Monday.

We have now received our full line of spring goods. Call and examine our stock. Latest styles, choicest patterns and lowest prices in all lines of dry goods, notions, &c. Haas Mercantile Co., Ltd. 

Rev H. B. Thomason preached Sunday morning and evening to good congregations at the Farmerville Methodist church. Mr. Thomason announced that he would begin a protracted meeting here on the first Sunday in June.

Rumor says that the recent grand jury caught several of the blind tiger operators in Union parish.

Messrs. M. Haas, Edmund Haas, Abe Arent and Henry Haas left Wedneday morning for Monroe and New Orleans.

The grand jury made their final report last Thursday and adjourned. They examined twenty-nine presentations and found eleven true bills referring four cases to the next grand inquest. The report shows that there were three prisoners in jail.

A general rain would be very acceptable in Union Parish just now. While crops have not suffered, yet the ground is pretty dry and hard. However, gardens are showing the need of moisture in many places.

It is understood that there will be a primary election ordered for the purpose of ascertaining the choice of the people for assessor, surveyor, and other appointive officers. We learn that there are plenty of candidates for those positions. Gentlemen, your announcement is in order.

It is now announced that the double train service on the V. S. & P. railroad will not go into effect until September 1, and that the fast train will stop at Sibley, Arcadia, Gibsland, Ruston, Monroe, Rayville and Delhi.

Capt. H. W. McLeod and family will move this week to Ruston. This interesting family have proved valuable additions to the social and religions circles of Farmerville and their departure will be a great loss to our town. But what is Farmerville’s loss will be Ruston’s gain in this particular.

In accordance with the petition recently sent down, Gov. Foster has appointed Rev. Henry Archer mayor of Farmerville for the ensuing year and Messrs. D. Stein, R. Haas, W. J. Turnage and C. H. Jameson as a board of aldermen. Commissions were received last week and these new appointees duly took the oath of office.

The town council met Monday and elected Mr. J. K. Atkinson marshal at a salary of $25 per month. Mr. D. Stein was chosen clerk and Mr. W. J. Turnage treasurer.  The new city officials are determined to put a stop to the blind tiger business and the whiskey peddler, and are taking active steps in that direction.


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