From Farmerville

The Gazette
November 14, 1900

District court will meet in Farmerville next Monday.

Mr. J. A. Manning returned home Thursday from Jackson Parish.

J. N. Hicks at D’Arbonne, La., will pay the highest market price, cash or trade, for your cotton.

Dr. J. P. Powell, of Oakland, has arranged to move to Monroe next January.

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

The weather was exceptionally fine Thursday for the Confederate veterans reunion.

Fine milk cows and yearlings for sale cheap for cash or approved paper. Apply at this office.

Quite a number of Farmerville people went to Monroe this week on business and to see Ringling Bros. show.

Miss Etta Green, daughter of Mr. Wm. Green, of Cherry Ridge, is attending college at Arkadelphia, Ark.

Yes, sir, I have them for sale — Studebaker, James & Graham, and Hickman wagons.  J. D. BAUGHMAN.

Mr. C. T. Simmons, of Marion, has rented the residence and farm of Mr. J. M. Smith, and will soon move to Farmerville.

Sheriff C. H. Murphy was called to Natchitoches Monday on account of the serious illness of his sister.

If a great deal of whiskey was not sold in Farmerville Thursday, some people had a lot of the stuff to give away.

J. D Baughman has received a large line of nice clothing umbrellas, neck wear, etc. Don’t buy until you see his goods.

Misses Pratt and Armstrong, of Arkansas, were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Underwood, Jr., of our town Thursday.

Postmaster I. Shuster left last week to visit relatives in Tennessee and Alabama. We are indebted to him for late papers.

Judge R. B. Dawkins went to Natchitoches last week to assist Judge Pugh in appellate court work.

JUST ARRIVED — A full line of nice clothing, latest styles and patterns, at J. D. Baughman’s.

The “belligerents” helped out the town finances Thursday to the tune of about $35. They were belligerent mainly with their tongues.

Carry your chickens, eggs, butter and all kinds of country produce to J. N. Hicks, D’Arbonne. He will sell you goods for same at lowest prices.

Mr. O. Baughman has gone to Paducah, Ky., to assist in bringing out the new steamboat that was built for the Ouachita river trade.

I have appointed C. T. Simmons as my agent to sell and dispose of my live stock, consisting of mares, mules, colts, jacks and jennets.  J. M. Smith.

Mrs. Baker, formerly Mrs. Cuthbertson, was in Farmerville Thursday. We are glad to say that she is doing well in her dental profession. Both her work and prices give complete satisfaction.

This week’s issue of The Gazette was delayed by failure to get our supply of paper promptly. A shipment of printing paper was ordered nearly two months ago and it was no fault on our part that it did not reach us in time.

STOPS the Cough and Works off the Cold. Laxative Bromo-Quinine Tablets cure a cold in one day. No Cure, No Pay. Price 25 cents.

The D’Arbonne school will give an entertainment on Friday evening, 23rd inst., to which the public generally is invited. The main feature of the occasion will be an address by Prof. Staples, of Downsville. Refreshments will be served. Admission 15 cents.

Hon. Jas. M. Smith and family left Tuesday for their new home in Baton Rouge. The departure of this excellent family is a great loss to our town, and they will be much missed in business, social, and religious circles. Our best wishes go with them to their new home.

For Sale. At my residence, 8 miles north of Farmerville, on November 16, 1900, I will sell to the highest bidder my household furniture, cattle, hog and a set of blacksmith tools.

Thursday afternoon the steam boiler of S. M. and J. D. Nolan, 10 miles east of Farmerville, exploded. The boiler was fifteen horse power, and it was hurled fifty-five yards, carrying machinery and other debris in its path. Fortunately no person was hurt, but a mule belonging to Mr. H. C. was struck by the boiler and the animal my die from the injuries. An excessive pressure of steam caused the explosion.

It is a noticeable fact that less corn has been brought to town this fall than ever before. The farmers have made a fair cotton crop and are receiving a good price for it — fully 60 to 75 per cent above what they expected when it was planted — hence they are not forced to sell their corn for a mere song. Heretofore many farmers of Union Parish have been forced to dispose of their corn in the fall at a low price in order to pay debts and procure the necessaries of life, and then in the spring buy it at a high figure. Not so, though, with nine-cent cotton especially when only five or six cents was expected for it when planted. Another year like 1900 will put the agriculturists of Union Parish all O. K. financially.

We take pleasure in directing attention to the new card of Drs. Thurmon & Jordan, dental surgeons. The former has done a great deal of dental work in our parish and needs no introductions, his work having given general satisfaction. His partner is highly recommended as a specialist in fine gold work. One or both of them will spend one week of each month in Farmerville — from 22nd to 29th. Their prices for dentistry are very reasonable.

Last week J. B. Holstead, Esq., special judge, filed an opinion in the scrip suit of S. C. & W. L. Trimble vs. Police Jury of Union Parish. He gave judgement in favor of plaintiffs for $2743.16 with five per cent interest from April 1st, 1900.

500 Tons Cotton Seed Wanted. Will pay 15 cents per bushel delivered at Farmerville landing or exchanged meal for seed. JOHN BALLARD, Agent Union Oil Mill.

The steam gin of Mr. S. M. Dumas, four miles east of Farmerville, was destroyed by fire Monday evening. Two bales of seed cotton were also destroyed. Loss about $750; no insurance.

The weather Thursday for the reunion was all that could be desired, and a large crowd of people were in town.

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