From Farmerville

The Gazette
October 10, 1900

We are requested to announce that Rev. H. R. Singleton will lecture at the court house in Farmerville, on Monday evening, Oct. 15th, at 7:30 p. m. An admission fee of 25 cents will be charged; children under 12 years of age free. The proceeds will go for benefit of Farmerville Methodist church. Mr. Singleton’s subject will be “Scattering Sunshine.”

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

But little corn has been brought to town this fall.

Mr. G. Hartman went to Monroe Sunday on business.

District court will convene in Farmerville next Monday.

Wanted — At once 10,000 heart shingles. Make best prices.   J. G. Trimble

Mrs. R. C. Murphy, of Natchitoches Parish is visiting relatives in Union Parish.

Miss Bertha Cook left Tuesday morning for Natchitoches to enter the State Normal school.

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

This week brought us the first cool weather of the season. Monday morning people were not trying to dodge the rays of the sun.

Cotton has been on the upward tendency during the past week. Midding was quoted in New Orleans Monday at 10 3/8.

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

An attachment was sued out Monday by J. W. Nicklass against the Kinard Lumber Co. at Lillie.

Mr. G. L. Shields is engaged as collector for The Gazette. If you owe us anything just pay it to him on his rounds.

Miss Louise McLeod, of Ruston, is visiting in Farmerville, the guest of her friend Miss Belle Trimble.

Miss Donie Laupheimer has been on the sick list for the past few days; but we are glad to say she is now recovering.

The Farmerville Institute opened Monday morning with a fine attendance, the enrollment being sixty and seventy.

Messrs. J. M. and J. G. Lee spent a couple days of this week with relatives in Farmerville, returning to Monroe Tuesday.

CHARTER OAK STOVES. The perfection of cooking stoves at low prices.  SOUTHERN HARDWARE CO., LTD., Monroe, La.

There is a great deal of sickness in Marion and vicinity. Rev. H. B. Thomason deemed it unwise to try to hold the contemplated protracted meeting there this week on account of the sickness.

CANE MILLS AND EVAPORATORS. For sale at factory prices. SOUTHERN HARDWARE CO., LTD., Monroe, La.

Mrs. W. E. Evans died last Friday night at her home in Farmerville. She was 37 years of age. Rev. H. B. Thomason will preach her funeral sermon at Greenville school house near Oakland, on Sunday, Oct. 21st at 4 o’clock p.m.

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

The Gazette received last week an invitation to the marriage of Miss Celestine Shuster to Mr. Gilbert Rose, which event was celebrated Sunday evening, Oct. 6, 1900, at Huntsville, Ala. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. I. Shuster, of Farmerville, and The Gazette joins her many friends here in wishing her a happy voyage on life’s sea of matrimony.

Mr. Julius Arent went to Ouachita City last Thursday in the interest of his fire insurance business. He informs us that a negro was killed across the river in Morehouse Parish. Mr. Arent failed to get the names of the parties to the trouble, but it seems that two negroes went to “do up” a third brother. The latter gave his assailants a warm reception, killing one and seriously wounding the other.

Mr. O. P. Smith, of Baton Rouge, an attache of the auditor’s office, gave The Gazette a pleasant call last Friday. Mr. Smith is spending a few weeks in North Louisiana, in the hope of regaining his health. We are glad to know that he has improved considerably while here.

Rev, Mr. Shepherd, of Lisbon preached at the Farmerville Methodist church Monday and Tuesday evenings. He was on his way to Marion to assist in the contemplated protracted meeting there, which was postponed on account of so much sickness in the community.

Cotton Plantation For Sale! Cotton is up, and why wear your life away on poor ground when you can by a good river plantation cheap. 126 acres in cultivation, 60 acres pasture, 313 acres woodland, good residence and other improvements. Below Monroe on Ouachita river and Iron Mountain R. R. Above overflow. Address, C. E. WOOTEN, Monroe, La.

Mr. J. R. Taylor, of Oakland ward, informs us that three deaths occurred in his vicinity last week. The unfortunate ones were Mrs. E. B. Dollar, Mr. J. T. Stripling and the two year old child of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Leslie. The two former died of consumption, and the latter of scarlet fever.

The newly appointed members of the parish school board organized last Saturday by electing J. G. Trimble president, and Jas. A. Manning secretary and parish superintendent. Profs. O. B. Stables and J. O. Hodnett were elected as teacher’s examining board at an annual salary of $40 each.

Race for Assessor. The primary election last week in the assessor’s contest resulted in Messrs. J. M. Underwood, Jr., and G. E. Murphy being the two leading candidates; and in accordance with the resolution of the executive committee they will again try their strength at the polls Nov. 6th — the day of the general election. Whichever one of them receives the highest number of votes then will get the appointment. Mr. Ward had no opposition for surveyor. and therefore he got practically the entire vote.

M. L. Cherry – 49, J. M. Cooper – 92, G. E. Murphy – 122, J. M. Odom – 75, J. M. Underwood – 195

Miss Lucy Deason, of Warren, Ark., has accepted the position to teach music in the Farmerville Institute. She is a graduate of Arkadelphia College and comes highly recommended.

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