From Farmerville

The Gazette
December 19, 1900

Auction Sales. Having decided to move I will offer for sale at public auction on Tuesday, January 1, 1900, at my residence near Marion, all my personal property, consisting of mules, wagon, corn, cotton seed, cattle, hogs, household and kitchen furniture.  W. J. Sinclair

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Little Lucile Pleasant is quite sick with pneumonia.

Col. D. Stein went to Monroe Tuesday on business.

Go to M. Guehring’s for your fruits, nuts, candies, etc.

Capt. O. Baughman came up from Monroe Friday.

1000 old papers, 20 cts. per hundred.  Marx Phillips.

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

Mrs. Jane Lee and Mrs. W. J. Turnage have been quite sick during the past week.

We regret to learn that Mr. and Mrs. F. F. Preaus’ daughter is very sick with fever.

Dr. J. M. Thurmon, of Ruston, is at the Hartman house, prepared to attend to dental work.

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

M. Guehring has a large assortment of fire works with which to make a “Young America happy.”

Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Gill and Mrs. J. D. Baughman visited relatives and friends in Monroe last week.

Mr. Hawthorne Barnes, who has been clerking at Arcadia, came in Saturday to spend the holidays at home.

M. Guehring is still on deck with a choice lot of fancy groceries for the holiday season. Give him a call.

Remember that W. J. Turnage handles the celebrated Hamilton & Brown shoes. He has a full line on hand.

Postmaster T. Shuster returned home Friday afternoon, after a prolonged visit with relatives at Huntsville, Ala.

Bibles and Testaments for sale at The Gazette office — 10 cents to $5. They will make nice Christmas presents.

Mr. E. E. Dean, of Monroe, was called to Farmerville Tuesday, on account of the serious illness of his sister, Miss Emma.

W. J. Turnage is headquarters for all kinds of toys suitable for Christmas and New Year presents. Call and see them.

After an absence of several days with relatives in Union County Ark., Mrs. J. M. Underwood, Jr., returned home Sunday.

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

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

Mr. Clegg, of Illinois, and Mr. Webb, of Monroe, were in Farmerville this week, looking after the land interests of Jerome Howe.

A nice line of books, albums, writing desks, mirrors and other novelties suitable for Christmas presents for sale at The Gazette’ office.

Mr. T. C. Atkinson, Mr. and Mrs. M. Gilbert and children went to Monroe Monday. Mrs. Gilbert and children will go to New Orleans for a visit.

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

Mr. Joseph Paulk informs us that Mr. C. W. Elliott, an old resident of Shiloh ward died suddenly Sunday of paralysis. He leaves a wife and three children to mourn his loss.

Last Call. Several parties who owe me have neither paid their indebtedness nor made any effort to arrange it. Crops are good this year and prices are much better than heretofore, so there is no excuse for anyone not at least paying something on back obligations. My matters must be settled up this year. After December 31 those who do not heed this warning may find themselves in the middle of a law suit. Pay up and avoid this expense.  J. G. Trimble.

The Confederate Veterans’ Reunion committee, appointed at the last regular meeting, met last week in Farmerville. There were present: S. W. Taylor, N. B. Osborne, W. M. Cole, with D. Stein acting as chairman and secretary of the committee. Absent: J. A. Manning, chairman, B. F. Pleasant, secretary. It was moved and seconded that the next reunion be held in Farmerville August 29, 1901.  D. Stein, Secretary.

Mules, Mares and Horses. Will be kept constantly on hand at our stables in Monroe, La. This stock has been selected especially for the bill and swamp trade and will be sold as cheap as they can be sold by any one. Please call and examine our stock before purchasing elsewhere.  CLARK & MONTGOMERY.

Attention, Tax Payers! The latter part of section 40, of Act No. 170 of 1898 requires that two per cent interest per month be charged on all unpaid taxes after December 31st.  C. H. Murphy, Tax Collector.

Merchants who are now handing pistols and cartridges should bear in mind that after December, 31st, 1900, it will be unlawful for them to sell these articles without first procuring a special license, which is $50 for selling pistols and $25 for selling cartridges. If you don’t want to take out the license, get rid of your stock of goods in that line before the New Year is ushered in.

The editor of The Gazette acknowledges the receipt of an invitation to the marriage of Miss Pearl Maude Head of Tampa, Fla., to Mr. S. J. Dillard of Union Parish. The happy event occurred Sunday evening, December 16, 1900.

A negro boy named Bayliss died early Saturday morning from the effects of injuries sustained in a scuffle with other boys. The boy’s arm and shoulder were bruised or broken, blood poisoning setting in, producing death.

Mrs. Ama Boatright, wife of W. P. Boatright, died at her home in Hamburg, Ark., December 13. She was the daughter of H. H. Ham. Deceased leaves a husband and five children to mourn her death.

Remember the literary entertainment and musicale by the pupils of the Farmerville High school at the court house Friday night. An attractive and entertaining program has been arranged.

Santa Claus has established headquarters this year at W. J. Turnage’s. The young and the old can be made happy by calling there and buying what they need from his large assortment of goods.

Mr. J. M. Cooper brought to our office Saturday one of the finest turnips of the purple top variety we have ever seen. It was almost round and measured eight inches in diameter.

The merchants and businessmen of Farmerville held a meeting Monday night, and contracted with Capt. O. Baughman to do their steamboat business this season.

STOPS COUGH AND WORKS OFF THE COLD. Laxative Bromo-Quinine Tablets cure a cold in one day. No Cure, No Pay. Price 25 cents.

To My Wood Customers. Please order your wood this week. Will not haul any during the holidays on account of giving my drivers a rest.  J. D. Baughman.

A bill has been introduced in congress providing for the admission into the union of Oklahoma and the Indian Territory as a state. It is quite likely that the bill will pass and that it will be speedily followed by the admission of New Mexico and Arizona.

Stray Horse. There came to my place, six miles north of Farmerville, about December 6, 1900, an old black mare, medium size, branded “F. H.” on left shoulder, gray spot on forehead. Owner can get same by paying charges, but if not called for in thirty days she will be sold to pay costs.

A negro was lynched in West Monroe one night last week. Attempt at rape was his crime. The fiend deserved his fate.

The two Farmerville Sunday schools have decided to celebrate the beginning of the holidays with an Xmas tree on Christmas eve at the Baptist church in town. The public generally are invited to place gifts on the tree for relatives and friends.

Don’t forget to pay your poll tax before the new year makes its advent. If you fail to do this your right to vote will be sacrificed. And while you are settling you poll tax, it would be well to also pay your state and parish taxes entire for under the law they draw 2 per cent per month interest after December 31st. We understand that Auditor Frazee has instructed the tax collector to enforce the payment of that interest.

LOW HOLIDAY RATES via S. L. I. M. & Southern Railway. To all points within 200 miles, rates on fare for round trip. On sale December 23, 24, 28 and 31, and January 1, good returning until January 2nd. For any information call at ticket office or phone 35.  H. D. Apgar. Agent.

A young man named Jim Price was killed at Junction City Saturday morning by the tram-way of a planer falling on him. It struck him on the head, crushing the skull. Young Price lived about three hours after the awful accident. He was working at the planer, and was a steady, sober young man of about 18 years.

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