From Farmerville

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

Mrs. Lou Jameson visited relatives in Ruston last week.

I am still traveling from house to house taking Photos in best style.  J. B. ADCOCK.

District court will convene in Farmerville next Monday. The docket will be light.

Genuine red rust proof oats by the sack 75 cents per bushel at Baughman’s.

Mr. Emile Selig left today for Bernice to accept a position with Selig & Cromwell.

If you have any trading stock see A. C. Gill. He will trade for cattle.

Corn is in demand in Farmerville. But little is being brought here from the country.

At Baughman’s this week only — patent flour $4.35 a barrel. Three pounds soda, 20 cents.

All kinds of stoves. Come and examine and get full value for your money. R. HAAS, Agt.

Deputy Sheriff Taylor went to Baton Rouge last week to convey a negro convict to the penitentiary.

When you want a buggy or surrey, call at Baughman’s. Best vehicles and lowest prices.

Best out-door Photographs are made by J. B. Adcock, traveling artist.

Quite a throng of people from the 10th ward were attracted to Farmerville Saturday, on account of the partition sale in the King succession.

Do you want to buy a good Jack or a log team? If so see A. C. Gill; he can fit you up.

Dr. J. M. Hamilton gave The Gazette a pleasant call last Saturday. He says his wife, who has been critically ill during the past six weeks, is now much better.

Heaven help us in our trouble but use Hunt’s cure for Itch, Tetter, Ringworm, Itching Piles and eczema. Guaranteed. 

Land in the 10th ward of this parish seemed to be in pretty good demand Saturday. At public auction about 1800 acres of land belonging to the King estate were sold for little over $4200.

FOR SALE. –Two good ladies’ saddles, slightly uses. Will sell very cheap. Inquire at the Trimble residence.

Mrs. M. L. Pearson and Miss Eunice Hamilton, of Mt. Tabor vicinity, died last Thursday morning. Mrs. Pearson was ill several days with fever, while Miss Eunice died after a brief attack with congestion.

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.

Satisfaction guaranteed with good Photographs.  J. B. ADCOCK.

Jehu DeWitt Miller, a noted platform orator of the day, will deliver one of his popular lectures at Downsville Friday night, Oct. 24. It will be under the auspices of the Downsville High School. A small admission fee will be charged.

If you want to buy a good mule, horse or mare — saddle and harness stock, call on A. C. Gill at Smith place.

We are requested to state that Messrs. John Roaten and Robert Roberts will address the people at the school house in Holmesville on next Saturday night, the 18th inst. They will speak on the whisky question — that issue of such grave importance which will be voted on by the people of November 4th. It is to be hoped that these gentlemen will be given a large audience to hear what will be said of the evils of the open saloon.

STOVES – Just received, a car of stoves, and we are able to sell you a stove as cheap as you can get it at any railroad town.  R. HAAS, Agent.

E W Grove

A Fact About the Blues


A triple hanging — Smith, Brown and Jones hang their hopes of recovery upon Cheatham’s Laxative Chill Tablets. They will be around soon shaking hands with friends. 25 cents. No cure – no pay.

The Gazette is pained to chronicle the untimely death of Mr. Willie R. Goyne. He yielded to death’s summons last Wednesday, after a prolonged struggle with typhoid fever. Mr. Goyne had just passed upon the stage of manhood. He was of a genial disposition, good morals, kind, generous, and had a bright future before him, thus making his death especially sad and lamentable.

We can’t tell a lie when we say there is no shaking of bottles, no licking of spoons, no wry faces when Cheatham’s Laxative Chill Tablets are used. 25 cts. No cure–no pay.

Mr. Laurence Cook is visiting relatives and friends in Farmerville.

Swapping lies is practiced, but don’t swap off Hunt’s Lightning Oil for a worthless article. Ask your druggist or merchant for a free sample bottle.

Stein says he is in for the skin. Bring your mink, raccoon, otter, opossum, beaver, cow, and horse hides, beeswax, tallow, wool, brass and copper, and he will pay cash price for the same.

Constable W. K. Slade brought to jail this morning two Lewis negroes who are charged with shooting into the house of George Richards, colored.

We sell the celebrated Darling Stoves, both Cooking and Heaters and can suit you in price and size.  R. HAAS, Agent.


Misses Louise and Belle Trimble left Saturday morning for Portland, Ark. After spending a few days there Miss Belle intends to go to Hannible, Mo., thence to New York City to visit relatives.

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¢.

I took up at my residence, about five and one-half miles south of Junction City, on July 1st. one dark brown male yearling about one year old. If owner doesn’t call for same within 30 days from date, it will be sold to pay costs. Sept. 17, 1902.  A. L. Ponder.

While driving a hay rake last Saturday, Mr. Cleve Pardue, of Downsville, came near meeting with a fatal accident. The team became frightened and ran, throwing Mr. Pardue under the rake, and it was thought he would be killed, but fortunately the implement jumped over him, and he escaped with a few bruises.

In attempting to board a moving train at Alexandria Saturday, V. B. Eaton was struck by a truck. He was knocked to the ground, and the train ran over him, cutting off his left arm and breaking his left leg in two places.



Liquor Traffic

EDITOR GAZETTE:–I see in your paper that the people of this parish will have a vote on the whiskey or no whiskey question in November next. If you will allow me a small space in your paper, I will drop you a few lines from Marion. While I am not accustomed to writing, I will be plain and try to be to the point. In the first place I will say that I am opposed to open saloons, as whiskey would be sold at almost every cross roads in the parish. Some will tell you it will bring trade to any place. This it may do; but it will bring trade we don’t want. They will also tell you they had rather have the open saloon than the blind tiger. While all this may be true, to vote for the saloon looks like inviting it back again. Here we have a fine school eight or ten months each year and we are taxed very heavy to keep up same and let the people have the full benefit of same. We also have three different denominational preachers here, two Sabbath schools each Sunday. Our little town is building up fast; new buildings going up in nearly every direction. This is all on account of our society and the prospect of a railroad in the near future. So the most of the people seem to be satisfied here. Once in a while a family will move off to Texas or some other country, but the most of them will come back to old Union. I was raised partly in Texas; went there to Tennessee in 1849; went from there to the war the first call and served the whole four years. Then I married here and have made this my home since. I had rather live here than in Texas, where the mud is in abundance, and the wind delights to blow.

Well let us get back to our text. As for myself I have sold whiskey and drank it until I was nearly gone. I hear young men say I can drink it or let it alone. Young men take the advice of a man 66 years old, every-time you take one drink it calls for two more. I had rather die for the want of whiskey that die from its effects. Look at the poor families today almost on starvation, all caused by whiskey. Remember a man that loves whiskey will go to town and in place of taking his little children something to eat, he will take his bottle or jug of whiskey, which makes home miserable.

Young man, I have been all along there myself and I am in sympathy with you. I am writing this for the good of you and our country. We have just had a Soldier’s Reunion here on the 9th inst. I suppose we had six or seven hundred people here and but two or three that showed signs of drinking any whiskey. What would have been the result if we had just one open saloon?

Everything passed off nicely. Mr. Anderson, of Farmerville, delivered a fine address in the morning, it was very appropriate on the occasion Then after dinner Mr. Tom Sellers gave us a good talk , then Brother J. H. Hughes would up with a fine temperance speech. As the song –“God he with you till we meet again,” was sung, all shook hands and bid each other farewell till we meet again. It was sad to me as our reunion will soon be a thing of the past. I want someone else, more able than myself, to write on this line.



THE GAZETTE, one dollar a year in advance.


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