From Farmerville

The Gazette
June 6, 1900

Mr. J. W. Stancil returned home Tuesday afternoon.

Mr. J. K. Atkinson has gone to Kentucky on a visit.

The police jury finished their June session last Wednesday.

Mr. H. V. Mosely will enter Draughon’s Business College at Shreveport this week.

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

Mr. Louis Arent came up from Monroe Saturday afternoon to spend a few days here.

Misses Jessie Manning and Belle Trimble went over to Ruston last Thursday to visit friends.

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

Mr. Tom Dawkins, farmer and merchant of Truxno, was among the callers at our office Tuesday. He reports fine crops in his section.

Mr. J. V. Carstarphen will begin a summer school next Monday at Pleasant Hill in the south-eastern part of this parish.

Justice R. M. Tatum and Dr. P. A. Tutum, of Cherry Ridge, were in Farmerville Monday.

Mr. Wortham Cann, formerly of Ouachita parish but now a resident of Indian Territory, visited friends in Union parish last weed.

Mr. M. B. Gill returned from New Orleans last Friday, after a months visit in that city on business.

Eld. Mr. Hollis, representative of the Baptist State Mission Board, preached at Farmerville Tuesday evening.

Misses Maud and Myrtle Goyne returned home last Friday from Natchitoches, where they attended the Normal School during the past session.

A child by the name of Foster, grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Dudley Dawson, died at the latter’s residence in Farmerville Tuesday night.

Judge Dawkins has arranged the sessions of the district court, as will be seen by an advertisement in this paper. He will first “take the bat” in Lincoln parish.

Mr. Elias Carroll, of Lillie, was a caller at our office Tuesday. He reports crops in his section small, though looking remarkably well.

A white man named Walter Graham, who was arrested near Lillie on charge of selling liquor without license, made his escape from the parish jail Tuesday night, by prizing open the cell door.

Miss Maude Selig, accompanied by Messrs. Edmund Haas and Jonas Selig, arrived home Friday evening from Nashville, Tenn. She was one of the graduates of 1900 of Ward’s Seminary.

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.

Miss Louise Trimble returned home from Natchitoches Saturday afternoon. She resigned her position in the faculty of the State Normal School with the view of taking a course of study in New York.

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.

Col. D. Stein will reach home to-day from New Orleans, where he purchased a nice stock of goods. He bought them at bargains and will sell accordingly. Mr. Stein invites the public and especially the ladies to await the arrival of his goods.

Rev. H. B. Thomassom authorizes us to say that the protracted meeting at the Methodist church in Farmerville will begin next Friday evening at 8:30 o’clock. Rev Mr. Singleton, of Ruston, will assist in the meeting.

Messrs. E. C. Colvin, D. L. Cromwell, A. H. Henderson and E. B. Robinson, prominent business men of Bernice, were in Farmerville Monday to interview the police jury concerning the erection of a bridge across the Cornie above the head of navigation. The body appropriated $500 in aid of the construction of said bridge.

The other wards of Union Parish will have to get a move on them if they want to beat ward one in producing cattle and kids for the fair next fall. Mr. R. A. McGough has a cow that is the mother of twin calves and Mr. W. W. Taylor has a goat that goes Mr. McGough’s cow three better, by bringing forth five kids.

On the night of the 26 inst. some malicious persons fired several shots into the store of Mr. Jones, near Cherry Ridge, damaging some merchandise as well as the building. We are glad to learn that the citizens have taken the matter in hand and are about to ferret out the guilty parties.

Deputy Sheriff Bailey, of Homer, was in Farmerville Tuesday morning to take back a negro named Henry Ford, who stands charged with violating a labor contract. Sheriff Pleasant captured the prisoner near Shiloh.

We are having plenty of rain now. In fact some people are beginning to cry too much wet weather. Don’t complain. Better crops are raised with too much rain than with too little. A dry May and a wet June usually means a good crop yield.

The Gazette scholarship contest closed on the 1st inst., and we take pleasure in saying that Miss Edith Webb is the winner. The scholarship is good in any of Prof. Draughon’s Colleges, and the fortunate young lady can get same at any time by calling or sending to our office.

We are requested to announce that a basket dinner will be given on Friday, June 15, at Union Grove school house, near Marion. The attraction of the occasion will be addresses, music, dinner, and a general good time. Everybody is invited to come and bring a basket. Steps will be taken on that day toward forming a school district with the view of voting a special school tax.

We learn that a very heavy and washing rain fell in Possum Walk neighborhood Tuesday doing much damage to farming interests.



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