From Farmerville

The Gazette
June 20, 1900

Tax sales will take place next Saturday.

Mr. G. Hartman is in Monroe looking after her stave interests.

Mr. John Ballard went to Monroe Wednesday on business.

Miss Belle Trimble and Mr.s W. E. Dean left this morning for Portland, Ark.

Judge R. B. Dawkins and wife went to Ruston Sunday, returning home Tuesday.

Bryan has now more that enough instructed votes to insure his nomination.

Mrs. M. B. Brantley brought us Wednesday morning a new cotton bloom–the first of the season.

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

Miss Fannie Cahn returned home last Saturday from Monroe.

“Fly time” sure enough from a business point of view with our merchants during the past few weeks

Mr. Myers, travelling representative of the clothing house of Wolf & Marks, New Orleans, was in Farmerville Tuesday.

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

Mrs. H. D. Webb returned home last Thursday from Texas. She was accompanied by Mrs. Waters, of Cleburne, Tex.

The summer schools are now beginning to open and you can get school books, stationery, slates, ink, etc. from J. G. Trimble.

Cap. J. R. Fuller, of Shiloh, is at Hot Springs to be cared of rheumatism, and we are glad to learn that he is improving.

The gasoline boat Union  was stranded at Wall’s Bluff Sunday, on account of low water. Our merchants had to haul their freight from there.

Mr. T. J. Williamson, of Ouachita neighborhood, was a caller at our office Monday. He says crops are fine in his neighborhood – much better than they are on this side of the Loutre.

Miss Florence Donley returned home Friday from Ruston, where she had been visiting friends. She was accompanied here by her friend, Miss Katie Mashaw.

EDITOR GAZETTE: Through the columns of your paper, I desire to thank every one who gave me their assistance in the scholarship contest.  Very truly,  Edith Webb.

Mr. and Mrs. C. P. McHenry, of El Dorado, Ark., and Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Cann, of Ruston, were in Union parish last Friday, to attend a family meeting of the heirs of S. W. Ramsey, Sr., deceased.

Sheriff elect Murphy had his bond duly approved last Saturday in accordance with the law, and he took the oath of office Monday, after which Sheriff Pleasant turned the office over to him.

Last week an engine was left at Dubach, on the Arkansas Southern railroad, for the new D’Arbonne Valley route, which is being constructed from Dubach in the direction of Arcadia.

STAVES! STAVES!!

I want to buy or contract for the following staves: 15,000 Pipes, 20,000 Hogsheads, 15,000 to 20,000 Clarets, 10,000 West Indies and 15,000 Barrels. Nothing but good staves wanted.  R. M. Gill.

This is fine weather for eating ice cream; so be sure to go to the ice cream festival Friday evening at Mr. B. F. Pleasant’s residence. The mite you will spend will go to a good cause–to assist in painting the Baptist church. Program will be found in another column.

The recent grand jury of Natchitoches parish investigated 171 presentations and found 77 true bills; and yet the report of that body says “crimes have decreased in the parish.” Gee whillkins! What was the record before the decrease began.

Mr. Zeb Robinson and Miss Addie Tucker were married at the home of the bride, near Pisgah, on Wednesday night. We wish the couple a happy journey through life. –Bernice Enterprise.

The recently elected members of the police jury of Union parish met at the court house Saturday afternoon and organized by electing the following officers — President, Benj. Taylor; clerk, H. M. Lee; treasurer, B. F. Pleasant, superintendent of convicts, T. W. Clark.

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