From Farmerville

The Gazette
May 30, 1900

A heavy shower of rain fell here yesterday afternoon.

Capt. O. Baughman is spending a few days in Farmerville.

Capt. H. W. McLeod, of Ruston, made a flying visit to Farmerville this week.

Mr. L. A. Ward was able to be on our streets Tuesday after his recent illness.

Read notice of Assessor Underwood, which appears in another column.

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

Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Dean, of Portland, Ark., are visiting relatives in Farmerville.

We hear considerable complaints of grasshoppers destroying young cotton.

A party of young nimrods went on a fishing jaunt to King Lake Tuesday.

You can get coffins form $3 to $50. — J. R. Simmons

J. D. Barksdale, Esq., of Ruston, came over to Farmerville Monday afternoon.

Mr. J. C. Shumaker has rented the defunct Herald printing outfit and moved it to Bernice, where he will start up a new paper.

In this parish crops are quite small and backward, but aside from this they are looking very well.

The Gazette’s scholarship contest will close to-morrow. In our next issue we will announce the name of the winner.

Eld. J. V. B. Waldrop filled his regular appointment at the Farmerville Baptist church Saturday morning.

Messrs. Edmund Haas and Jonas Selig went to Nashville this week to attend commencement at Wards Seminary.

Mr. N. S. Holmes, of Calhoun, returned home Saturday afternoon from Nashville, Tenn., where he has been attending the Peabody Normal school.

With the aid of a smoked glass the sun’s eclipse Monday morning was plainly seen. It was at its best here about 7:45 o’clock in the morning.

The Gazette is requested to announce that Eld. B. F. Tubbs will preach at Salem church, near Benj. Taylor’s place, on Sunday, June 10, at 4:30 p.m.

Mr. Edward Everett got his commission as clerk of court for Union parish last week. He has the honor of holding the first commission issued by Governor Heard.

We learn that the condition of Mr. Jesse Roberts of the 10th ward, who has been confined to his room for several weeks with illness, shows no improvement.

The members of the Democratic executive committee are hereby requested to meet in Farmerville on Friday, June 1, for the purpose of electing delegates to the state convention at Baton Rouge on June 4th. — C. H. Jameson, Chairman.

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 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.

The wind storm of Tuesday afternoon blew down the machine shop of Hon. W. P. Chandler, on the suburbs of Farmerville. It also did considerable damage to fencing and fruit trees.

It is no longer the third judicial district court in Union parish. Wednesday morning Messrs. R. B. Dawkins, F. F. Preaus and Edward Everett qualified as judge, district attorney and clerk, respectively of the fourth judicial district.

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