From Farmerville

The  Gazette
December 12, 1900

Judge R. B. Dawkins is holding court this week in Ruston.

Mr. and Mrs. F. F. Preaus visited Shiloh and Ruston last week.

Celebrated Elysian perfumes and toilet articles for sale by W. J. Atkinson.

Clerk of Court Edward Everett returned from Monroe and Bernice Saturday.

The Christmas present problem will be the paramount issue for the nest few weeks.

After an absence of several days in Ouachita Parish, Mr. H. Ludwig returned home Monday.

There is talk of the Farmerville Sabbath schools getting up an X’mas tree for Christmas.

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

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

Mr. W. F. Grafton, of the eighth ward, was in Farmerville Monday. He says business is fine in Bernice.

At the bride’s residence near Marion, on Sunday, December 9, 1900, Mrs. Fannie Carroll and Mr. H. M. Lee were married.

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

Rev. H. B. Thomason left Monday morning to attend the annual session of the Methodist conference, which convenes Thursday at Baton Rouge.

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.

Mrs. J. C. Montgomery of Monday came up to Farmerville last week to attend the bedside of her sister, Miss Emma Dean, who is quite low with consumption.

A serious difficulty occurred at Dubach Saturday evening between Lou Colvin and Bob Barrett, in which the latter was dangerously cut with a knife by the former. The trouble originated over a joke.

Saturday night a negro named Green Heard fatally cut another darkey named Emmet Hall near Bernice, from the effects of which the wounded man died in a few minutes. The difficulty grew out of a game of cards.

The palatial steamer, Fred A. Blanks, Capt. Brunner in command, reached Monroe on her initial trip Tuesday evening with a good cargo of freight from New Orleans. This new boat was built by Capt. Brunner and others especially for the Ouachita river trade.

The telephone line between Farmerville and Bernice was completed Friday, and now our citizens are enjoying the convenience of telephonic communication with Monroe, Ruston, Dubach, Bernice, Junction, El Dorado and other points.

There will be a meeting of Evangeline Chapter, No. 10, O. E. S., on Friday night Dec. 14th, for the purpose of electing officers. Members are urgently requested to attend. By order of the worthy matron. REITA HARTMAN. Secretary.

The entertainment by the pupils of the Farmerville school to be given at the court house on the evening of the 21st inst., will close witha musicale under the direction of Miss Lucy Deason. A small admission will be charged.

LOST OR STOLEN. One note of eighty dollars. Don’t remember date of note but it was signed by Thos. M. McBroom and Minnie M. McBroom, payable to R. Arrant. All persons are warned not to trade for said not.  R. Arrant.

Lieut. Hobson’s hoodoo still pursues him. He is ill with typhoid fever in a New York hospital.

Strayed or Stolen. From my residence, 1 mile east of Oakland, on November 11, 1 black horse mule about 11 years old, small sink on top of withers caused by fistula. Any information that will lead to the recovery will be appreciated.  ARCHY EVANS.

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