From Farmerville

cropped-farmerville-main-street.jpgThe Gazette
January 15, 1902

Miss Lillian Gilbert has been quite sick the past week.

Mr. J. M. Lee, of West Monroe, was in Farmerville Saturday.

Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Breed returned home Sunday from a visit to Conway, Ark.

Mr. William Gill and family, of D’Arbonne vicinity, have moved to Ruston.

Dr. C. H. Laurence came in Sunday afternoon from Ruston on professional business

The cost of running the government of London is said to be $80,000,000 annually.

Mr. C. D. Covington and family moved to the Manning residence on Bayou street last week.

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

Messrs. Thompson & Roark will soon have their new store house in Marion ready for occupancy.

Mr. F. E. Mayo and family has moved to the residence southwest corner of Academy and Church street.

Mr. L. L. Boone, of Upland, Ark., is in Farmerville looking up timber matters for the Summit Lumber Co.

Mr. R. A. Bass and family, of Marion, have removed to Farmerville. They occupy the Lee residence on the eastern suburbs of town.

Judge R. B. Dawkins and District Attorney F. F. Preaus went to Ruston Monday to fill their respective positions in the tribunal of justice.

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.

Mr. J. W. Stancil has purchased the Meyer lot on Main street in Farmerville, south of Turnage’s store, and will erect a storehouse thereon.

Mr. D. S. Patterson has sold out his mercantile interests in D’Arbonne to Mr. Lonnie Hammons. Mr. Patterson and family will move to Rustion.

All who have contracted seed to me must put them in sacks at Landing at once. I have sacks and money to pay for seed.  John Ballard, Agt. Union Oil Mill.

Those on the honor roll of the junior department of the Farmerville High School for the month ending January 11th are Pinkie Wallace, Beatrice Smith, Fredda Donley, Fay Baughman, Fannie Haas, Mildred Haas, Maggie Ludwig, Nellie Barnes, Pearl Covington, Minnie Preaus, Louis Selig, and Sam Wallace.

Time for Settlement. All our customers who have cotton stored with us are notified to come forward and make settlements on same at once. Our accounts must be closed up.  J. D. Baughman.

The supreme court last week passed upon the protracted litigation which has grown out of the King estate. Their judgment amends the judgment of the lower court in some minor particulars and as amended, it is affirmed. This matter has been before the courts for the past four or five years in one phase or another.

Stray Mules. I have taken up at my residence, 9 miles north of Farmerville, two stray mules which came there on January 1, 1902. One is a small mouse colored mare mule, about 6  to 7 years old, weighs about 650 pounds. The other is a white mare mule, about 14 years old, weighs about 700 pounds. Unless the owner calls for this stock within 30 days from the date hereof they will be sold at public auction to pay costs and damages.  J. D. Farrar, Farmerville, La.  Jan. 7, 1902.

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¢

Mr. Goldsmith, bookkeeper for Meyer Bros., Monroe, is town.

Raynor – What was the first run you took with your automobile? Shyne – My first run was to run in debt for it. — Chicago Daily Tribune.

School Entertainment. At Downsville Friday night, 24th inst., Prof. O. B. Staples will lecture on “Higher Education for the Masses,” followed by T. E. Waldrup on “Woman’s Influence in National Affairs.” The audience will then be entertained by the school with a short, spicy programme on various subjects.

Agents Wanted. $136 per month guaranteed by a mercantile agency. Address, The Retail Credit & Collection Association, P. O. Box W-578, Boulder, Colorado.

The steamer Camden has been aground for several days in the Ouachita river near Lochlomond plantation. She will not be able to get away until the river rises.

Honor Roll. Of Everett Institute for last month: Misses Bertha Cobb, Helen Cobb, Louisa Henderson, Fanny Cherry, Onato Manning, Rosa Pickeus, May Harrell, Irene Harrel, Lucille Carroll, Bertha Henderson, Jewell Carroll, Alma Carroll, Rosa Cherry; Messrs. Emmette Manning, Robert McDonald, Garland Murphy, Guthrie Davis, Bill Poole, Clifford Carroll, Thos. Smith.

All of last year’s business should be settled before this date. Parties indebted to me will please come forward, sell their cotton, and settle up.  J. D. Baughman.

Miss Mary Hill, known as the Florence Nightingale of the Army of Northern Virginia, died last week in Brooklyn at the age of 82 years. She was a sister of Col. W. S. Hill, of Monroe, La.

District court will convene in Farmerville next Monday.

Mr. A. A. Cann, of Ruston, passed through Farmerville Monday.

Read the new advertisement of Messrs. Thurmon & Jordan, and make a note of their appointments.

Mr. J. R. Pinckard informs us that Mrs. Tom Grafton and Mr. O. B. McCullar, of Bernice, are both quite sick.

Mrssrs. W. J. Atkinson, D. E. Laupheimer and W. D. Munholland are expected up form Monroe today.

A Cupid-smitten couple came to Farmerville last Friday, and rummaged the town over to find some person legally authorized to tie a matrimonial knot. Finally Judge Dawkins was found, and after he pronounced the words that made the couple husband and wife, the smiling pair entered their buggy and drove “over the hill to the poor house” to spend the first evening of their honeymoon.

Sparks from a fire on the roadside set on fire two bales of cotton that John Mason was hauling to Monroe, and before the flames were extinguished the bales were badly damaged and the wagon sheet burned up. The cotton belonged to J. D. Baughman.

Yesterday morning about 10 o’clock the residence of the Mt. Tabor farm, midway between Farmerville and Shiloh, was destroyed by fire. The blaze caught by a spark falling on the roof. The house was owned by J. G. Trimble; worth $250; no insurance. It was occupied by M. L. Pearson, who lost practically all of his household goods. We failed to learn amount of his loss.

Mrs. William Thruston, nee Speigner, was fatally burned Sunday at her house near Marion, lingering in great agony until the following day when she died. She was clearing off rubbish in the yard, when her clothing caught fire from a burning pile of trash. People cannot be too careful when around fires. Of late several persons have been seriously burned in this section; and their horrible fate should be a warning to all to exercise the greatest caution regarding fires.

On account of the inclement weather last Sunday evening the attendance at the Epworth League literary entertainment was not as large as otherwise it would have been; but those present felt well repaid for having faced the chilly weather. It was their pleasure to hear excellent papers prepared by Misses Mattie Hardy and Belle Trimble and Mr. J. Simmons on the subjects, respectively, “Devotional work of the League,” “Literary Features,” and “Department of Charity and Help.” Rev. Barnette Wright concluded the exercises with an appropriate talk.

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¢.

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¢

All kinds of legal blanks for justices of the peace and constables for sale at this office.

Mr. Herman Kuhn, prominent shingle mill man of Monroe, was seriously burned at his residence early Saturday morning, from the effects of which he died that night. Mr. Kuhn attempted to refill an alcohol lamp while it was burning. An explosion followed and Mr. Kuhn’s night gown caught fire. He ran to the bath room, turned on the water and jumped in the tub. Mrs. Kuhn came to his rescue and threw woolen blankets about him, extinguishing the flames, not however, until he was seriously burned. Mr. Kuhn was severely burned in the attempt to rescue her husband.



2 thoughts on “From Farmerville

  1. Beatrice Smith listed in the FHS honor roll for the Junior Class was my Aunt. She was the sister to Sherwood Lindsey Smith and the child of Horatio Banks Smith and Lulu Pace. She spent her life mostly in Georgia where she taught piano lessons. Returned to Union Parish to live out her life in the Marion Nursing Home where she would entertain the residents with piano recitals.

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