From Farmerville

The Gazette
January 23, 1901

Few men are admired by their servants — Montaigne.

Mrs. H. M. Blackman, of Bernice, is reported quite ill.

Mr. J. K. Atkinson was a passenger to Monday Friday on the “Rosa B.”

Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Rasbury were confined to their room a few days of last wee with fever.

Mr. Duke Selig can sell you a good mule cheap. See him if you want a mule.

Mr. J. R. Pleasant is now postmaster at Bernice, he having qualified and taken charge of the office last week.

We direct the attention of our readers to the notice of Mr. I. N. Glover to be found in another column.

Mr. Otis Tugwell and Miss Ossie Clark were married last Sunday at the residence of Mr. T. W. Clark, Rev. W. T. Smith officiating.

Mr. J. D. Fenton is having some needed repairs made on the warehouse at the Farmerville Landing.

After an illness of nearly three months of pneumonia and typhoid fever, Mr. A. A. Terral was able to resume his position in The Gazette office this week.

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

A trial is nothing but fair — and we want you to give us a trial on job work. We guarantee you will be pleased.

The steamer Rosa B. arrived at the Farmerville Landing Monday morning with a light freight and returned to Monroe Tuesday with 214 bales of cotton.

Sheriff H. Norris of El Dorado was in Farmerville Friday to carry a negro named Fred Farmer back to Union county. He is charged with carrying concealed weapons.

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.

Mr. C. D. Covington has moved into the Lee Residence on the eastern suburbs of town and Deputy Clerk of Court Breed has moved to the dwelling vacated by Mr. Covington.

If you want a first-class mule, call at my stable. I have two pair of gentle young mules for sale cheap.  DUKE SELIG.

A marriage epidemic seems to prevail in Union Parish this year. It is no  respecter of race, color, age or sex; but seems to embrace all classes. Five marriage licenses were issued Saturday at the clerk’s office, one right after the other.

The news reaches here that Mr. Mack Holmes, of Calhoun, is sick at his home in that town, with smallpox. Before he was aware that he was afflicted with the smallpox, and while suffering with it he mingled considerably with the people of that town. Vigorous steps are now being taken to prevent the spend of the disease. — Monroe News.

Last Friday afternoon the boiler shed at the Pace gin, six miles east of town, caught fire and for a while it looked like the entire outfit would be destroyed. But by prompt and hard work the fire was confined to the boiler shed. The gin house was saved. Several bales of cotton were in the latter place at the time of the blaze.

The gin and grist mill at G. H. Heard & Bro., at Shiloh, was destroyed by fire last Saturday night. The origin of the blaze is a mystery. The grist mill as running Saturday. Loss was partially covered by insurance.

Queen Victoria has been lying at the point of death since Saturday, if she is not already dead. Her entire system has given away, and there is no hope for her. It is thought that worry over the South African war has played an important part in bringing about her end.

Mr. S. C. Trimble, of Hillsboro, Tex., will arrive in Farmerville today. He was summoned here on account of the serious illness of his little daughter, Belle.

Postmaster I. Shuster was able to be out on the streets Friday. He has been confined to his room most of the time for the past three months.

The grand jury of Union Parish is trying to unearth misdeeds — both large and small — this week. The body will probably adjourn to-morrow.

Mary Ellen Lease (?) has filed suit for divorce against her husband. She says he has neglected for more than twelve years to support her family.

Mr. Robert Webb is yet quite sick in Monroe. Mr. Willie Atkinson went down there Sunday to nurse him.

Postmaster Ray, of Monroe, thinks the free mail delivery service will be inaugurated in that city about February 1st.

LOST or Stolen.  One promissory note signed by Dixie and J. W. Holloway in favor of W. M. Green for $180.00, dated June 3, 1900, and due December 1, 1901, on which L. L. Crawford is the witness. All person are hereby notifies not to trade for said note as it is my property.  W. M. GREEN, Cherry Ridge, La.

Stray Horse. I have taken up at my residence seven miles south of Spearsville a stray horse described as follows: Medium size bay pony horse, has white star in his forehead, four white feet, and fore top of mane is shingled. The animal came to my place about Dec. 19, 1900. Unless owner calls for same in 30 days and pays charges, the horse will be sold according to law.  G. A. Castleberry, Spearsville, La.

Strayed Cattle.  Five head of cattle — one large red milk cow, two black heifers and two spotted — left the place of B. L. Burnside, New London, Ark. Dec. 16th, 1900. Last heard from at Charley Buckley place, near Oakland. Any information leading to their recovery will be rewarded.  B. L. Burnside, New London, Ark.

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