From Farmerville

The Gazette
August 15, 1900

Mrs. Gilbert, son and daughter visited Bernice Monday.

Jury and witness claims cashed at The Gazette office.

Miss Lillian Gilbert left Monday to visit relatives in Arkansas.

Best babbitt metal at this office. The best is the cheapest.

Mr. J. R. Hall is seriously ill with fever.

Mr. J. D. Baughman left Tuesday morning for points on the Arkansas Southern railroad.

Cane mills and evaporating pans.  Monroe Hardware Co. (Ltd).

Mr. E. J. Lee left for Little Rock Sunday, to visit his son, Mr. R. E. Lee.

Mrs. T. W. Clark died at at her home near Meridian last Friday after a brief illness.

Mr. Jas. Hall has been confined to his bed for the past few days with fever.

FOR SALE – 8 yoke work oxen and log wagon.  J. D. BAUGHMAN.

Editor J. G. Trimble left this morning for New Orleans on business.

Miss Ida Hodge, daughter of Mr. J. ?. Hodge, of Point neighborhood, died last Wednesday. She was about 16 years of age.

Mrs. E. J. Lassiter, of Opelousas, La., is visiting relatives in Farmerville. She is the guest of Mrs. Ella Cook and family.

Eld. J. H. Hughes, of Oakland, will preach at the Baptist church in Farmerville on next Sunday, 19th inst., at 11 o’clock.

Died, August 3rd, 1900, little Loie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Spencer, in the fifth year of her age.

The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Anderson died Sunday  and was buried Monday in Farmerville cemetery.

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.

Miss Mattie Honeycutt, of Fort Worth, Tex., arrived in Shiloh last week, for a visit with relatives.

Messrs. Flannagan and Denechaud, commercial travelers for New Orleans houses, were in Farmerville Tuesday.

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

Rev. H. B. Thomason has begun a protracted meeting in the Pearson settlement, six miles north of town.

Mr. Lee Goyne, of Bernice, was in Farmerville Tuesday. He says new buildings are going up every week in that town.

Mr. S. B. Smith, of Meridian vicinity, was quite sick last week, but we learn that he is now much better.

Eld. J. V. B. Waldrop conducted quite a successful protracted meeting last week in Pisgah vicinity.

The Gazette received a communication from Pisgah this week, but as the author failed to give his name, under newspaper rules, we cannot publish same.

WAGONS! WAGONS! WAGONS!!! We have on hand a large stock of the celebrated HICKMAN wagons.  MONROE HARDWARE CO. (Ltd).

The weather of the past week has been fine for curing fodder, and from the scarcity of farmers about town we presume they have put in fall time.

District court will open in Farmerville next Monday. The grand jury will be impaneled the first week, but the petit jurors will not be wanted until Monday, Aug. 27.

Messrs. George Allen Albritton, Louis Arent and J. W. Taylor left Tuesday morning for Arkadelphia, Ark., to play a game of baseball there with the Junction City team.

Notice.  I will be in Farmerville next week to work. Will also have a good stock of spectacles. Come and get your eyes fitted. I charge less than peddlers, remember.  A. J. MASHAW.

The Queen & Crescent route will, beginning June 1st and continuing until September 30, 1900, sell summer excursion tickets to all principal resorts in the North, East and Southeast, with final limit October 31, 1900, at reduced rates. The service of the Queen & Crescent route is first class in every respect; through sleepers, dining car service en route.

Hon. J. M. Smith, register of the State land office, reached home Tuesday afternoon. He was accompanied by his family.

Several Farmerville’s young folks went to Marion Sunday to attend the revival meeting there. The services are being conducted by a young lady preacher.

Mr. F. E. Mayo and family have moved from Monroe to Farmerville. They occupy the Stein residence corner of Jackson and Academy streets.

Col. J. B. Wright and Mr. J. E. Smith of Union County, Ark., were in Farmerville Tuesday. Shortly after they reached here one of the horses they drove down died.

Rev. J. P. Patton will preach the funeral sermon of the late Mrs. Henry Wilson at Mt. Nebo church on Sunday, August 19. Relatives and friends of the family are invited.

Sam Terral, of Union Parish sold a bale of cotton in West Monroe Saturday, which was grown in 1897. The bale had been deposited in that year as security for a bill of $24. Saturday Terral sold the bale for $48.15. – Monroe Bulletin

Mr. Ben Johnson, principal of the Farmerville Institute during the past term, spent a few days of last week greeting his friends in our town.

After a serious illness of about a month with fever, Mr. T. C. Dean died Sunday afternoon. Deceased was about 23 years of age and leaves a young wife to mourn his death.

Constable Job Sterling, of Shiloh ward, brought to town Tuesday and turned over to the sheriff a negro youth named John Rollins. The darkey confessed to taking $65 from a trunk in Mr. J. M. Odom’s house while the family were away at church. Rollins implicates another negro in the theft. We learn that Mr. Odom recovered about half the stolen money.

The members of Union Parish fair association are requested to meet in Farmerville August 20, (first day of court), for the purpose of arranging the date and place of holding the annual fair. We desire all members to be present.  C. H. Jameson, President.

It was cruelty to animals for some of the parties to ride several of the poor and broken down stock that was seen at the horse trading convention Saturday. Bones and hide, with a little breath in them, were quite all some of the poor animals possessed. While our people are being aroused in behalf of India’s famine stricken people, it would be well to look to more humane treatment for such poor brutes.

We have not received figures on the vote in yesterday’s primary election throughout the parish; but since there was no opposition to the present incumbents for either position, we presume the vote was small. As competition is the life of trade, so is opposition the life of politics. At the Farmerville precinct Ransdell and Foster each received 84 votes for congressman and railroad commissioner, respectively, and J. M. Smith was given 83 votes for congressional executive committeeman and W. F. Grafton the same number of votes for railroad commission executive committeeman.





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