Farmerville News

Farmerville Main Street

The Gazette
September 4, 1901

Mr. Duke Selig went to Ruston on business Tuesday.

Mr. Tom Seales, of Lillie neighborhood, is reported to be dangerously ill.

Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Breed are visiting relatives and friends in Conway, Ark.

Mrs. A. L. Pace was dangerously sick last week, but we are glad to say that she is better now.

Rooks, at Bernice, can supply you with anything in the jewelry line.

Mrs. James Rabun, of West Monroe, is visiting her sister, Mrs. J. D. Baughman, in Farmerville Monday.

Mr. B. T. Hopkins, a pushing merchant of Marion, was in Farmerville Monday.

Mr. J. M. Evans, an aged and respected citizen of the 8th ward, died last week.

The police jury met in regular session Monday, all the members being present.

A telephone line is to be built from Junction City to Farmerville, via Lillie, Spearsville and Cherry Ridge.

We learn that eighteen kilns of lumber were destroyed by fire at the Lillie saw mill this week. No insurance.

Mr. A. C. Gill has purchased the stable outfit of Mr. Duke Selig, taking charge of it Monday morning.

The grand jury adjourned last Wednesday, after finding 48 bills of indictment. Their report can be seen in another column.

Rooks, the jeweler at Bernice, guarantees all his work. Take your watches, clocks and sewing machines to him.

Mr. H. M. Blackman, of Bernice, returned home Wednesday from St. Louis, where he purchased a stock of fall and winter goods.

Mrs. M. W. Wilson, of Holmesville, spent a few day of last week in our town, the guest of Mrs. John Maxey.

Mr. John Roaten, the newly elected principal of the Farmerville High School, arrived in Farmerville yesterday. The school will open Monday, Sept. 16.

Summer is now gone and autumn is upon us — at least that is what the almanac man says and we hope the weather clerk will take due notice.

We will deliver beef in Farmerville every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday mornings.  Mayo & Barnes.

Mrs. S. A. Thompson, of Farmerville, went to Monroe last week to visit her daughter Mrs. O. C. Dawkins. She was accompanied by Mrs. Leatherman, of Stephenville, Texas.

Mrs. Edward Everett and child, and Mrs. H. D. Webb returned Thursday from Mineral Wells, Texas, where they spent several weeks. We are glad to learn that the little child has been restored to good health.

Shoes! Shoes! For the old folks, middle age people, “courting” people and children — the celebrated Clover Brand cannot be beaten for wear and comfort. See them before buying elsewhere. J. D. Baughman.

Dr. J. M. Thurmon, of Ruston, came to Farmerville Sunday. He will spend the week in Union Parish, in the practice of his profession – dentistry. Dr. Thurmon says work of grading on the Ruston & Farmerville railroad is still progressing.

A shooting scrape occurred in the Bernice neighborhood Saturday night. The participants were Allen Payne and Gus James, both negroes. James chased Payne to his own house where the latter procured a shot gun and fired upon James, peppering him pretty freely about the chest with small shot. James was afterwards arrested and lodged in jail. It seems that the negroes had had a falling out and James had threatened Payne’s life.

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.

Real Estate Transfers

Mrs. Mary E. Coooper to S. A. Graves, 70 acres of land, $140.
Heirs of Mrs. H. B. Malone to J. J. Tucker ______ acres of land, $272.85.
State of Louisiana to C. T. Simmons, 53 acres of land $40.37.
B. F. Platt, trustee, to W. E. Dean, 34 acres of land, $35.

Mr. F. P. Wager, planter and ginner of  Ouachita vicinity, died last week.

Wanted. A good white man to take charge of and run livery stable in Farmerville, Union Parish, La. Also a good hand, white or black, to work in livery stable in Monroe, La. J. C. Montgomery, Monroe, La. Aug 20, 1901.

Monday afternoon at Girard the east-bound V. S. & P. flyer ran into a sleeper on the west bound evening passenger, completely wrecking the Pullman car. Several passengers were in the sleeper but none were seriously hurt except an old lady. Extent of her injuries could not be definitely ascertained at the time.

On account of protracted meeting, court, etc., the Farmerville debating club did not hold its regular session last week. It will meet at the court house, however, next Tuesday evening. Subject for discussion — Resolved that the type of the new woman is superior to that of the old.

A lot of teams, wagons, scrapers, etc., passed through Farmerville this morning en route to Bastrop to begin grading on the new rail road there. This outfit worked one day on the proposed Ruston and Farmerville road, but it is said further operations were abandoned because the necessary funds were not in sight. We hope, however, the project has not fallen through entirely.

Holiday Notice. On account of Jewish holidays, our places of business will be closed on Saturday, September 14, and Monday, Sept 23, 1901.  R. Haas, Agt., G. Hartman, D. Stein, Haas Mer. Cao., LTD.

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¢

It is announced that Alexandria will have free mail delivery by October 1st.

School crayons for sale at this office.

A large house boat, owned by John M. Breard, on the Ouachita river bank at Monroe, was destroyed by fire Saturday night.

All summer goods at cost. Other goods are going at correspondingly low prices. I must reduce my stock to make room for fall goods, which are arriving daily. Have on hand all sizes and styles of James & Graham wagons, Red Rust Proof seed (?)sats and Texas my wheat. Call to see me. The best and most goods for your money.  J. D. Baughman.

The proposition for Union Parish to send a beneficiary cadet to the State University at Baton Rouge was considered by the police jury Monday; but it was voted down. In view of the fact that our police jurors do not think that the financial condition of the parish will justify them in setting apart a portion of the ten-mill tax levy for educational purposes, we think they acted wisely in refusing to make an appropriation to defray the expenses of a cadet at the State University. Let us wait until we can assist the masses at home in acquiring the rudiments of an education, before we attempt to give a finished collegiate course to one individual.

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.

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

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¢

The enterprising business men of Ruston are figuring on getting a $250,000 cotton factory and a $100,000 planing mill. According to the Leader, English capitalists will build the cotton factory, provided the people there post $50,000 in the enterprise.

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¢.

During the cotton year which ended August 31st 1901, Shreveport received 312,007 bales, a considerable increase over her receipts of the former year. Shreveport now occupies the third place among interior towns in matter of cotton receipts.

Last Saturday all the New Orleans base ball players went to a Carondelet Street bank to get their checks cashed. They filed up in such a vast throng that it appeared like a run was being made on the bank. The incident created considerable flurry for a few moments in New Orleans financial circles.

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