From Farmerville

The Gazette
July 18, 1900

Mr. J. D. Baughman returned from Ruston Friday afternoon.

Mr. G. Hartman went to Monroe last Thursday on business.

Mr. Sam Lindsey, of Ruston, is visiting friends in Farmerville.

Mr. B. F. Pleasant qualified and assumed charge of the parish treasurer’s office last Thursday.

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

Mr. E. B. Ford, an estimable citizen of the Ouachita City ward, spent several days in town this week.

For Sale or Exchange — Several good milk cows with young calves. And one fine Holstein bull 2 years old.  J. D. BAUGHMAN.

The work on the new school building at Downsville has been started, Mr. G. W. Grigg, of Monroe, being the contractor.

Mr. D. H. Pardue, of Holmesville neighborhood, sent to our office Saturday a very fine tomato. It measured five inches in length.

Mr. J. T. Mayes of the tenth ward was in town Monday. He reports good crops in his neighborhood..

The Farmerville Baptist church will hold conference nest Saturday morning at 11 o’clock. A full membership is requested.

Mr. J. G. Trimble left Sunday for Natchitoches to attend a meeting of the board of administrators of the State Normal School.

Messrs. George Shields and David Laupheimer went over to Ruston Monday to spend a few days at the Chautauqua.

Mr. Wes Broadwell of Simsboro, is visiting the family of his brother-in-law, District Attorney Preaus.

Miss Reita Hartman, accompanied by her brother, Mr. Ludwig Hartman, went to Ruston Tuesday.

The newly appointed jury commissioners will meet during the present week for the purpose of drawing a jury for the approaching August term of the court.

Capt. J. R. Fuller, of Shiloh, has returned from Hot Springs, where he went for the benefit of his health. We are glad to state that he is much improved.

Mr. B. O. Bird, of the Oakland neighborhood, sent to our office to-day the largest peach we have seen this season. It is of the cling stone variety and measures ten inches in circumference.

Sheriff Murphy made a settlement with Treasurer Dawkins Wednesday for parish and school moneys collected since he went into office. Only about $200 of parish funds were paid in.

The police jury at its last session unanimously  elected the editor of The Gazette as public printer, and in consequence this paper will be the official journal for the next year.

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.

Mr. Jesse Roberts, an old and respected citizen of Downsville died last Sunday night, after a long spell of illness. Mr. Roberts leaves a wife and several daughters and sons, among the latter being ex-district attorney, C. B. Roberts

Gov. Heard has appointed Senator J. M. Smith, of Union Parish, register of the State land-office. Mr. Smith is specially fitted for that position, his long connection with the clerk’s office in this parish making him quite familiar with land matters.

Mr. Ben Johnson, principal last year of the Farmerville Male & Female Institute, has applied for the principalship of the Bernice school. Mr. Johnson is a progressive teacher, well informed and ambitious, and he possesses the ability to build up a good school in our sister town.

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