From Farmerville

The Gazette
February 27, 1901

Miss Edna Powell, of Marion, visited the family of Mr. C. T. Simmons last week in our town.

A number of tax payers in Farmerville are very slow about settling their last year’s corporation taxes, so says Marshal Hall.

For a good barrel of flour go to Henderson Bros., Bernice.

Prof. J. O. Hodnet, principal of the Marion academy, visited Monroe last Saturday.

For a pair of shoes that fit and wear, see Henderson Bros., Bernice.

R. Haas, agent for M. Haas estate, has ordered another car load of furniture, which will soon arrive.

The grand jury adjourned Thursday afternoon. They found twelve bills of indictment, mostly for minor offenses.

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

Miss Cumie Rush and Mrs. W. Pylant, of Holmesville, were guests of Mrs. J. Maxey, of this place last week.

Henderson Bros., at Bernice, have the largest line of hobby and up-to-date clothing found in this section.

Mr. S. J. Harris, a progressive citizen of Ruston, was on the streets of Farmerville Monday.

Mr. J. K. Ramsey, of Junction City, Dr. C. H. Griffin and Mr. A. A. Cann, of Ruston, were in town this week.

Judge G. H. Ellis, of Mer Rouge, came to Farmerville Thursday on professional business. He was employed by the defense in the Ramsey murder case.

Most of the “court patrons” who are convicted or plead guilty “pay the freight” in cash. This is well for the parish treasury and school fund.

Remember coffins are cash. Before you get one make your arrangement for the pay.  2-12-’01.  J. R. SIMMONS.

Old Boreas visited this section last Friday and spread two to three inches of “the beautiful snow” that the poet loved to write about over hill and dale.

I have a car load of fine young Missouri mules at Farmerville for sale at lowest market prices. Will keep a good lot of stock on hand throughout the season.  J. D. BAUGHMAN.

An informal meeting of citizens was held in Ruston Saturday to consider the question of building a cotton factory there. A committee was appointed on charter and organization to report at a subsequent meeting.

TO CURE A COLD IN ONE DAY  Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets. All druggists refund the money if it fails to cure. E. W. Grove’s signature is on each box. 25¢

Remember I am head-quarters for cotton seed meal and hulls. Leave all orders with Mr. R. J. Rasbury and I will give them prompt attention.  JOHN BALLARD, Agt. Union Oil Co.

You Know What you are Taking. When you take Grove’s Tasteless Chill Tonic because the formula is plainly printed on every bottle showing that it is simply Iron and Quinine in a tasteless form. No Cure, No Pay. 50¢

I am still paying the highest cash price for all cotton seed at Farmerville landing.  JOHN BALLARD, Agt. Union Oil Co.

C. M. Braden, a merchant, was robbed at Lake Charles last week of $900. He had $400 more on his person at the time of the robbery, but this the thieves overlooked.

The roof of Mr. B. F. Pleasant’s residence caught fire Tuesday about noon, and had it not been that ample assistance was right at hand, the building would have been destroyed.

It is probable that the court will continue in session all of the present week.

If heavy fines will stop the illicit sale of liquor, Judge Thompson, of the 8th district of Louisiana, will put a check to it in his bounds. One man in Franklin Parish pleaded guilty to that charge and was fined $500 and costs, and another fellow was convicted of same offence and a like fine imposed. He decided to lay it out in jail.

Mr. J. A. Manning, now a resident of Ruston, was in Farmerville the first of this week.

Mr. B. F. Pleasant killed his boss hog Tuesday. It was only two years old and weighed gross 516 and net when dressed 475 pounds. Union Parish is taking a great pride in her fine hogs, cattle, horses, all home raised; and the credit or this advance step can largely be attributed to the interest aroused by the annual fairs held here.

Lost or Stolen. One promissory note drawn in June, 1899, payable four months after date to bearer, signed by J. R. Tabor for the sum of $125.00 with 8 per cent interest from date. All parties are hereby notified not to trade for said note as it is my property.  T. J. BREED.

Corn is now worth 75 cents a bushel here, and the way common reports represent that the farmers are going in for cotton this year, corn will probably be worth $1 or $1.50 a bushel next year. He will be a happy and wise farmer, who finds himself with a full corn crib and smoke house, at the end of the year. –Homer Guardian Journal. If the all cotton police prevails throughout the South next year, as our neighbor intimates in Claiborne Parish, then we can expect dollar corn and five cent cotton. Ye farmer, be certain to plant at least enough corn to meet your needs.

The ground hog is played out. Not only has he deliberately falsified this winter, but his official rival, the Weather Bureau, has come out with a declaration that he has been right only twice in the last ten years. We shall have to depend on the goosebone hereafter.

Capt. Oscar Baughman came up Tuesday afternoon from Monroe. He failed to secure a steamboat for the D’Arbonne trade, but hopes soon to get a boat of some kind.

If some of those Boxer chiefs refuse to commit suicide, what can the Emperor so but accept their apologies.

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 court house was filled with people yesterday during the Ramsey trial.

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