From Farmerville

The Gazette
August 1, 1900

Prof. Q. A. Hester, of Downsville, was on our streets Monday.

We Continue to get the usual daily showers pretty regularly.

Miss Edith Webb, of Shiloh, is visiting Farmerville.

Last Thursday a girl was born to Mrs. Doshia Shaw in Farmerville.

Mr. W. D. Fryar has gone to his home at Plantersville, Ark., for a few weeks recreation.

Sheriff G. H. Murphy visited Ruston and Bernice last week, returning home Monday morning.

Capt. J. R. Fuller has again gone to Hot Springs for treatment for rheumatism.

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

Deputy Sheriff Taylor spent a few days of last week at the Ruston Chautauqua.

Postmaster Isaac Shuster has been confined to his room for the past week with fever.

Mrs. R. B. Dawkins and children visited relatives at Truxno last week.

Justice of Peace R. A. Gibson and Mr. Wherry Slade, of Oakland, were in Farmerville Tuesday afternoon.

The weather prophets say that during the present month we will have but little rain.

Mr. P. H. Ford, a prominent merchant of Quachita, is in Farmerville to-day on business.

Col. D. Stein gave us this morning a box of delicious peaches – beautiful to look at and still more beautiful to taste.

Rev. H. B. Thomason informs us that his daughter, Miss Lonnie, is sick with typhoid fever at Haynesville.

If you contemplate buying a piano, iron safe or any sort of machinery, apply at The Gazette office. Can save you money.

Last Wednesday Mr. John Futch sent The Gazette some of the finest peaches we have seen this season.

Representative E. T. Sellers was in Farmerville Monday. He says his section is getting too much rain to save hay or fodder.

FOR SALE OR EXCHANGE — Several good milk cows with young calves. And one fine Holstein bull 2 years old.  J. D. BAUGHMAN.

Messrs. J. D. Barksdale and C. B. Roberts, attorneys of Ruston, were in Farmerville Friday and Saturday in the interest of clients.

Dr. C. H. Laurence will be in Farmerville August 5th, to stay for one week, prepared to do all kinds of dental work.

Mr. D. E. Laupheimer has accepted a position with the wholesale grocery firm of Thompson, Ritchie & Co., Ruston, La.

This is the season of the year to get your gin machinery in repair. Best sort of babbit metal at The Gazette office. Lowest prices.

Mr. J. C. Shumaker, of the Bernice Enterprise, was in Farmerville Monday. He reports considerable sickness of an inconsequential nature in his  vicinity.

Most of Farmerville’s Chautauqua visitors are at home again. Last week Mrs. Everett and children, Miss Rebecca Dozier and Miss Bertha Cook, who took the Chautauqua course, returned home.

Mr. Sam Maroney, of Swartz, La., and Miss Grace McLain, of Hot Springs, Ark., were married on Sunday, the 21st ult. The groom was formerly a citizen of Union Parish.

It was reported on our streets Tuesday that the gasoline boat belonging to Messrs. Bass and Ward, which was tied up at Alabama Landing had sunk. The report, however, could not be confirmed.

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. C. C. Dozier has the boss sweet potato patch in the parish. It certainly looks fine. From a half acre it is estimated 150 bushels will be gathered.

We congratulate our former townsman, Mr. A. Flenniken, upon his success in the senatorial primary in Arkansas. He had two strong opponents in the race, and landed ahead of them by a good plurality. In his district a nomination is equivalent to an election.

The police jury has had a shed erected in front of the clerk’s office and new steps built to the court house. They should have arranged for the erection of a new modern court house, with offices for clerk, sheriff, assessor, &c., therein.

The Gazette acknowledges the receipt of an invitation to attend the ceremonies incident to the laying of the corner stone of Chamberlain Hunt Academy at Port Gibson, Miss., August 1, 1900.

It is reported that W. A. Crawford, who a year or so ago jumped the road convict gang and fled to Franklin Parish, died recently. He was serving a sentence for retailing liquor without licenses.

A difficulty occurred at White’s ferry last week between Gus Moore and Sam Taylor, resulting in the latter being shot in the forehead with a pistol. The ball glanced and did not penetrate the skull. The trouble grew out of family differences.

Messrs. Edmund Haas and D. L. Cromwell went to Ruston this week on business.

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