From Farmerville

Farmerville Main Street

The Gazette
July 24, 1901

The jury commissioners met yesterday and drew a jury for the August term of the district court.

Mr. Karl Pleasant and his sister, Miss Anne, visited the Chautauqua at Ruston last Wednesday,

If you want anything in the jewelry line call on Rook at Bernice.

Elder J. H. Hughes attended the session of the Baptist State convention at Baton Rouge last week.

If you want a good sewing machine — drop head, call at this office.

Good showers have now fallen in most every section of Union Parish, and consequently the farmers are happier.

Take your watches, clocks, and sewing machines to Rooks, the jeweler, at Bernice. All work guaranteed.

Miss Mattie Watson, of Hamburg, Ark., is visiting her cousin Mrs. Luane Everett in Farmerville.

J. G. Trimble, editor of The Gazette, left yesterday morning for Minden to attend the session of the Louisiana Press Association.

The trustees of the Bernice school have elected Mr. W. W. Bennett, a young man who was reared in that neighborhood, as principal for the next term.

Mr. R. J. Tabor informs us that Eld. L. N. Holmes closed a very good religions meeting at Pine Grove Sunday. There were 19 accessions to the church.

Mr. and Mrs. M. J. Pearson left this week for Ruston to hear Gen. Gordon’s lecture. Before returning home, they will make an extended trip in Arkansas and Texas.

Last Saturday Mr. Oliver Hollis, of Marion ward, had one of his big toes cut off, Dr. Jameson performing the surgical operation. The bone in the toe was decayed, and hence had to be amputated.

The Bernice Times says: The police jury of Claiborne Parish fixed the license for retailing liquor at $3000. We opine that the saloons on the Claiborne side of Junction will just move across the line into Union.

An inmate of the poor house, named Mrs. Burke, died of congestion last Friday afternoon. She was about 30 years of age. She entered the poor house about six weeks ago, supposed to have dropsy, but the immediate cause of her death was congestion of the brain.

Messrs. J. L. Boulware, J. E. Gill and A. E. Joiner, of D’Arbonne neighborhood, called at our office Saturday. They say that with favorable seasons from now the cotton yield in their section will not be much larger than it was in 1897.

We are requested to announce that the masonic lodge at Bernice will confer the sublime degree of Master Masons on four candidates next Saturday afternoon, and all Masons are invited to be present. Lodge will open at 2 o’clock p. m. A banquet will be served in honor of the visiting brethren.

The trustees of the Farmerville High School last week employed Mr. John C. Roaten, of Texas, to take charge of the school for next session. He accepts it on its merits — for the matriculation fees, special tax fund and public funds, and is to pay an assistant not less than $35 per month.

W. D. Munholland, Esq., formerly of Monroe, has returned to Farmerville to follow the profession of law. Mr. Munholland is no stranger in Union Parish, he having been in years past quite a successful practitioner before our courts, hence he needs no introduction to our people.

Mr. A. J. Mashaw, of Ruston, passed through Farmerville Sunday en route to visit his brother, Mr. A. L. Mashaw. He stated that the charter for the Hamburg, Ruston & Southern railroad had been passed; that the contract with Mr. Dodson to do the grading had been signed, and that the contract for laying the steel was being considered. It now looks like the road will soon be built.

The Best Prescription for Malaria.  Chills and Fever is a bottle of Grove’s Tasteless Chill Tonic. It is simply iron and quinine in a tasteless form. No cure — no pay. Price 50¢.

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 Farmers’ Institute convened in Farmerville yesterday morning at 10:30. The various subjects on the program were discussed at length and every one present gained valuable information on these topics. We regret very much more of the farmers of our parish do no avail themselves of the opportunity of attending these meetings. The information gained would be very beneficial to every planter if put into practical use on his farm.

It is something of a question whether England’s atrocities toward the Boers compares compares with ours in sending a ship-load of Congressmen to the Philippines.

Miss Avva Gill of D’Arbonne vicinity, is visiting friends and relatives in Farmerville.

The members of the Union Parish Fair Association are requested to meet in Farmerville the 1st Monday of September to make preparations for a Parish Fair in Oct.  C. H. Jameson, President

A severe rain and wind storm swept over Farmerville Sunday afternoon. No damage was done however, other than a few fences being blown down.

Sergeant J. J. Simpson, of Monroe, died at his home Monday of slow fever.

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¢

A picnic was given yesterday by our young people in honor to the young ladies visiting our town. They selected a place on Corney, about 3 miles out from town, where they went early and stayed late, enjoying themselves “all the day long.”

Mr. Wm. Pearson, Jr., returned home last Saturday, without recovering his horse which was stolen from Mr. Shultz’ lot on the night of the 13th. Mr. Pearson followed the thief nearly to Fordyce, Ark., and there lost track of him.

Messrs. H. F. Wilson and O. B. Staples were in Farmerville Monday. The latter will start this week for Chicago to take a summer collegiate course there.

Sheriff C. H. Murphy is visiting relatives in Natchitoches Parish.

The following gentlemen arrived in our town Monday afternoon to hold the Farmers Institute that convened Tuesday morning: Hon. J. A. Brewer, of Bienville Parish, Prof. D. N. Barrow, of Calhoun, Prof. H. A. Morgan, of Baton Rouge, and Hon. F. T. Constant, of East Carroll Parish.

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¢

We cheerfully recommend Messrs. Gill as honest, reliable business gentlemen, and those having dealings with them can count on fair and liberal treatment. (Ed.)

Wanted. 100,000 Pipe staves, 50,000 Hogheads, 50,000 Clarets, 50,000 West Indie’s and 75,000 Barrels. Address or call on R. M. Gill or M. B. Gill, D’Abonne, La.

The Mullen residence in Junction City was destroyed by fire last week.


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