October 3, 1900
About October 1st I will send statements to parties indebted to me for subscriptions to The Gazette, also on running accounts and notes. Several persons have been getting The Gazette for years without paying for it. Unless they settle up this fall, the paper will be stopped. If you don’t want to get a “dun” please pay what you owe me by October 1. — J. G. Trimble
Best babbitt metal at this office. The best is the cheapest.
Mr. S. T. Jordan has opened up a new family grocery establishment next door to the post office.
Mr. J. T. Hester, of Barry, Tex., is visiting relatives in Downsville.
Read change in time of holding teacher’s examinations.
Messr. W. H. Martin and W. J. Raef, of Ruston, were in Farmerville Saturday.
Go to S. T. Jordan, next door to post office, for your family groceries.
Miss Lillie Martin, of Ruston, is attending Judson Institute at Marion, Ala.
Judge Dawkins and District Attorney Preaus are now running court in Ruston.
FOR SALE – 8 yoke work oxen and log wagon. J. D. BAUGHMAN
The parish school board will meet next Saturday. The newly appointed members will reorganize at that session.
Mr. W. L. Trimble, of Hannibal, Mo., spent a couple days of this week in Farmerville with relatives and friends
Messrs. O. O. Clark, of Oakland and W. T. Hudson, of Hillsboro, gave The Gazette a pleasant call Thursday.
If you contemplate buying a piano, iron safe or any sort of machinery, apply at The Gazette office. Can save you money.
Mr. W. T. Hudson, of Hillsboro, Ark., and Miss Mattie E. Smith, of this parish, were married Sunday.
Messrs. H. Journee and A. Mayer, representing the commission house of Julius Weis & Co., New Orleans, were in Farmerville Tuesday.
CHARTER OAK STOVES. The perfection of cooking stoves at low prices. SOUTHERN HARDWARE CO., LTD., Monroe, La.
Remember that the Farmerville Institute will open next Monday, and that this will be a public term – no tuition to be paid. Send in your children, ye parents.
Miss Ross Goss and Mr. Alex Nelson were married on Sunday, the 23rd, ult, at the residence of the bride’s father, Mr. G. L. Goss near Spearsville.
Miss Archie McCrary, of the 10th ward, came to our town this week to enter the Farmerville Institute. She is boarding at Mrs. Cook’s.
S. T. Jordan has on hand a choice lot of candies, nuts, and fresh family groceries. He invites his friends to call on him when needing anything in his line.
Mr. J. D. Baughman went to Shreveport Monday to assist in nursing Mr. J. T. Wade, who is at the sanitarium there; and Mr. Oscar Baughman came home that day.
Mules, Mares and Horses.
I will have a car load of good mules, family broke mares and saddle horses in Farmerville Saturday. This stock is all from Missouri. J. D. Baughman
Today is the Jewish day of atonement–the most sacred of the year under their religious tenets. From Tuesday afternoon at sunset till to-day at sunset their places of business are closed, and they refrain from all business. With the strict Jew, the twenty-four hours are spent in fasting and prayer.
Last week Postmaster I. Shuster received a telegram from his son-in-law, Mr. Eugene Stern, of St. Louis, stating that his wife has presented him with a fine boy for a New Year’s present. This is the first boy in the family and of course the parents are happy.
There is a very satisfactory attendance at the present session of Everett Institute, the enrollment last week being 75 pupils, among whom are 25 boarders. The opening attendance this year was much better than either of the past two years previous. Prof. Mathews expects a very prosperous session.
Prof. A. S. Humphrey and wife reached our town last Wednesday, and will open the Farmerville, Institute next Monday, October 8. By resolution of the school board an entrance fee of $2.50 will be demanded of each pupil before his or her name is enrolled. The revenue thus derived, together with the special tax fund and the general public fund, it is expected, will run the school for the eight months.
A difficulty occurred in the Point neighborhood last week between Sam Foster and Pate Ray in which Foster struck Ray over the head with a breast yoke, inflicting a serious wound. We learn that both the men were under the influence of liquor at the time of the trouble.
Last Saturday Gov. Heard completed the personnel of the penitentiary board of control by appointing thereon Judge G. A. Killgore, of Natchitoches, and Hon. E. P. White, of Orleans. Judge Killgore was born and reared in Union Parish, and here he has many relatives and friends who will rejoice to know that he has secured the position.
Mr. G. A. Walker, of Walnut Lane neighborhood, was on our streets Monday. He says farmers in his vicinity will soon finish up cotton picking; they have sold the staple at a good price, and are happy.
Since the completion of the Arkansas Southern railroad to Ruston, and the construction of a compress there, that city has become quite a popular cotton shipping point. Several of our merchants are hauling their cotton there.
The water gin of Mr. Lambert, near Spearsville, was destroyed by fire last week, together with three bales of cotton, Mr. Lambert thinks it was set on fire. Loss estimated at about $1,200. We are told Mr. Lambert’s sons also had a steam gin burned a few weeks ago, and now it is thought this fire was the work of an incendiary.