Farmerville News

Farmerville Main Street

The Gazette
September 11, 1901

Mr. W. D. Fryar is on our streets today.

Buy your groceries from I. T. Fowler, next door to post office.

Mrs. H. L. Jameson and her granddaughter, Miss Eda, visited relatives in Monroe last week.

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

Mr. R. J. Rasbury is visiting relatives and friends in Lincoln Parish this week.

A new lot of school books has just been received at The Gazette office.

Pupils outside the district should see John Roaten, principal, for rates of tuition.

Mrs. J. B. Snell is visiting her cousin, Mrs. Annie Cox, of our town.

Remember that the Farmerville High School will open its fall term next Monday.

If you need candies, cigars, canned goods or patent medicines, call on I. T. Fowler.

Miss Blanche Roberson, of Arcadia, has accepted the position of assistant in the Bernice shcool.

An effort should be made to have all pupils in school at opening, Sept. 16.

Dr. R. E. Thompson and Miss Hattie Powell, both of Marion, were married Saturday night at Bastrop.

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

Mrs. R. C. Webb and children, of Ouachita Parish, spent a few days recently with relatives in Union.

The Farmerville High School will give special attention to those who desire to prepare for first or second grade certificates.

Mr. G. Hartman accompanied by his son Mose, went to Ruston Sunday. The latter has entered the Industrial school there.

Mr. J. W. Loper, who accidentally shot himself last week, is we are glad to state on the road to recovery. He was able to be carried home yesterday.

Parents and pupils should remember that school opens Sept. 16, and that each scholar will be expected to bring $2.50 as entrance fee.

We regret to announce that Mrs. Martha Wilson, a resident of Holmesville neighborhood, mother of Messrs. Frank and Willis Wilson, is lying at the point of death with slow fever.

Mr. R. M. Gill and family, formerly residents of the western part of Union Parish, have moved to Ruston. Mr. Gill has purchased the property recently known as the Southern hotel.

There will be a horse trading convention in Farmerville, on Saturday, September 21st. All persons are invited to come and  bring their trading stock.  A. C. Gill, C. T. Simmons, J. B. Covington.

Mr. J. M. Wallace, the popular representative of the Washington Life Insurance Co., has moved his family to Farmerville. They are boarding at Mrs. Cook’s and will remain with us a month or six weeks.

While visiting friends at Mosely’s Bluff last week, Mrs. Baker had many calls for dental work. She began the practice of dentistry eighteen years ago, and in the meantime has done considerable work in different sections of the parish.

The police jury has fixed the  license for the retailing of spirituous liquors in Union Parish for the year 1902 at $4,000. This practically amounts to prohibition, as it is hardly probable that nay person will pay the sum of $4,000, in addition to the state and town license, for the privilege of selling liquor in Union Parish.


There was a good and appreciative audience last night, at the Farmerville Debating Club; a large number of those present being ladies. Miss Annie Pleasant favored the audience with a beautiful recitation, which was admirably rendered.

The question for debate was: “Resolved that the type of the new woman is superior to that of the old.” The subject was will handled by Messrs. Edward Everett, J. G. Trimble and C. H. Murphy for the affirmative; and Messrs. J. R. Simmons, J. H. Anderson and C. H. Jameson in behalf of the negative. The judges were Messrs. R. Haas, John Roaten and Hawthorne Barnes, and after hearing the discussion they decided in favor of the negative. The subject for the next meeting is, “Resolved that the government of the United States is superior to that of England.”


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.)

Mr. J. D. Baughman and family returned home Sunday afternoon from Bernice, Ruston and other points. Two of his daughters, Misses Olive and Fay, have gone to Hillsboro, Tex., to visit relatives.

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.

Mrs. M. H. Stancil, mother of Mr. J. W. Stancil, of our town, died Monday night at her husband’s residence, near Marion, after a protracted attack of slow fever. Mr.s Stancil leaves an aged husband, several sons, and daughters and a host of friends to mourn her loss.

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 Concord Baptist Association meets to-day with Sharon church, in the northern portion of Lincoln Parish. Eld. J. H. Hughes, Messrs. E. J. Lee and J. P. Odom will represent Farmerville church in the association.

Mr. C. H. Ellis made application last week to the police jury for appointment as a beneficiary cadet from Union Parish to the Louisiana State University. The application was deferred until the September term in 1902.

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.

Mr. S. B. Love, a farmer of Marion ward, was found dead on the bank of the Ouachita river below West Monroe last Thursday. He had gone to Monroe for a load of freight for Dr. O. H. Thompson, and while there imbibed too freely of liquor. When last seen alive, he was going down the river bank in an intoxicated condition and it is supposed the liquor precipitated his death. He leaves a widow and several children, most of whom are grown. He had been dead several hours when found.

Real Estate Transfers

Mrs. Cyntha P. Bilberry to O. H. Thompson, 40 acres of land, $62.
M. G. Jarmon to L. E. Jarmon, 40 acres of land, $150.
Henry W. Williams to Dora Aker, 80 acres of land, $120.
L. E. Jarmon to Jeff Carr, 40 acres of land, $200.

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¢.

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.

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.

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.

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 was reported last Saturday on our streets that Capt. J. T. Davis had been dangerously shot accidentally by his son. We are glad to learn that the report was exaggerated. He only received a slight flesh would in the leg.

Court will again convene in Farmerville next Monday. A petit jury has been drawn for the session, the names of whom will be seen in another column.

School crayons for sale at this office.

Mr. Leon Hicks, of D’Arbonne vicinity, brought five more bales of cotton to town this morning, making nine bales he has marketed this season. He was successful in getting all three of the premiums offered by Mr. J. D. Baughman — a barrel of flour, a pair of boots and a $10 suit of clothes.



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