From Farmerville


Farmerville Main StreetThe Gazette
October 16, 1901

To Our Subscribers. The date opposite your name on this paper will show when your subscription expired. If you are in arrears with The Gazette, please settle same. We will soon begin mailing statements to our delinquents, and if you do not wish to be thus “remembered,” please send in your arrearage promptly.

Mr. Wm. J. Moore has been appointed postmaster at Middlefork, Union Parish.

School crayons for sale at this office.

District court next Monday in Farmerville.

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

Mr. Elder, of Moss Point, Miss., is visiting the family of Mr. C. C. Dozier near Farmerville.

You can get a clean, first class coffee, at Baughman’s for only 10 cents per pounds.

The first of this week brought in a marked change in the weather, making fires and heavier clothing essential to comfort.

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

Capt. R. P. Webb, a prominent lawyer, politician and real estate agent, of Homer, died very suddenly of heart failure.

There were two new pupils at the Farmerville High School Monday. The number enrolled at the present session is 79.

Deputy Sheriff Taylor left Monday morning, via Ruston, to convey a demented negro woman to the insane asylum at Jackson, La.

I have a limited quantity of genuine Texas Red Rust proof seed oats. Call and get my prices. J. D. Baughman.

Mr. Jule W. Parks, a prominent planter of the eastern part of this parish, returned Saturday, from Dallas, Tex., where he visited the fair.

That was a heavy downpour of rain last Friday night, which was quite general throughout North Louisiana, the fall being over three inches in many places.

Wanted For Cash. Hides, beeswax, tallow, brass, copper, chickens, eggs, corn and minx hides and other produce. D. Stein.

Farmers are rapidly picking out cotton. With the fine fall for gathering and the short yield, but little cotton will be seen in the fields after Nov. 15.

Mr. A. A. Terral resigned his position with The Gazette last week, and intends to enter a medical school. Mr. J. C. Shumaker has taken the vacancy in this office.

Messrs. J. K. Atkinson, J. D. Baughman, G. Hartman and Edmund Haas went to Bernice Friday to witness the mysteries of Masonry imparted to some candidates.

Lease of Public Ferries. Notice is hereby given that I will offer to the highest bidder at the court house door in Farmerville, on Saturday, November 16, 1901, for lease for the year 1902, all the public ferries in Union Parish. Benj. Taylor, Pres. Police Jury.

A million dollar stock company was organized last week in Monroe for the purpose of exploiting for oil in North Louisiana. The incorporators are all  residents. of Missouri.

The Ruston Leader is now issued as a Daily. It is a neat six-column, four page paper and is well filled with good reading matter. We wish Editor Lane much success with his new venture.

For Sale. I have three good milk cows and seven yearlings, also fifteen head of hogs, which I will sell cheap for cash. W. J. Atkinson.

Two negroes, Jonas Brown and Bob Smith, got into a row Sunday evening at Kirkland’s mill, near Bernice, and Brown having a pistol handy shot Smith in the shoulder inflicting a painful though not serious wound.

Wanted — Several person of character and good reputation in each state (one in this county required) to represent and advertise old established wealthy business house of solid financial standing. Salary $18.00 weekly with expenses additional, all payable in cash each Wednesday direct from head offices. Horse and carriage furnished, when necessary. References. Enclose self-addressed stamped envelope. Manager, 316 Caxton Building, Chicago.

Dr. O. H. Thompson, a prominent merchant and physician of Marion, was on our streets yesterday.

Mr. E. J. Clark, of Mosely’s Bluff vicinity, celebrated his eighteenth birthday last Sunday. Aside from relatives, only a few friends were present.

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¢

See that your poll tax is paid this year by Dec. 31st. If you fail to do this, you will not be permitted to vote. The law requires that your poll tax be paid by Dec. 31st for the two years previous to the time in which you offer to vote.

We learn that an internal revenue officer picked up five barrels of peach brandy, manufactured at an illicit still, supposable, near Shiloh,while being shipped on the Arkansas Southern tram, and confiscated it to the government.

After ten days illness with slow fever, Mrs. John R. Pleasant died Sunday at her home in Bernice. Her remains were laid to rest Monday afternoon in the Shiloh cemetery. To the grief stricken husband and children The Gazette extends sincere sympathy.

It is reported that the Summit Lumber Co. are making plans to extend their railroad from El Dorado to Monroe. A party of gentlemen representing northern capitalists passed through Union Parish last week to inspect the proposed route, and we understand that they were much pleased at the topography of the country through which they passed.

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 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¢.

The Twentieth Century Club met Tuesday evening in regular bi-weekly session at the Trimble residence, with a full attendance. The Club continued to study Tennyson’s “In Memoriam,” and protitably  spent a few hours in discussing the leading thoughts of the lesson.

We take pleasure in directing attention to the  professional card of Dr. J. Percy Powell. Dr. Powell has recently moved from Oakland to Marion where he will practice is profession. He is a native of Union Parish and by close attention to his business has built up a good practice. We commend his services to the people of Marion vicinity.

Mr. J. E. Gill says he has caught about a dozen owls within the past year with traps. He fastens the trap on a pole near the place where chickens roost, and then the owl comes for the fowl he alights on the post and is caught. If all our farmers would follow that plan the owl family would be practically wiped out, thereby, benefiting very materially the chicken raising industry.

We call attention to the advertisement of Julius Arent, insurance agent, Farmerville, La. He represents several first-class companies, and can give you insurance that does insure. It often happens that the savings of a life time are swept away by a single fire, and the planter or merchant left without a dollar. By taking out a fire police with Julius Arent, you can guard against such a mishap.

Cotton Seed. Will pay $9 per ton and supply sacks, or $10 per ton and seller furnish sacks, for all cotton seed delivered at Farmerville warehouse.  John Ballard, Agt. Union Oil Mill.

The price of cotton advanced several points during the past few days.



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