From Farmerville

cropped-farmerville-main-street.jpgThe Gazette
July 8, 1903

Dr. J. M. Thurmon and son came to Farmerville Tuesday.

Attorney J. D. Barksdale, of Ruston, was in Farmerville Tuesday.

Miss Bertha Cook left this morning to visit relatives had friends in Bernice.

The first load of watermelons of the season was brought to Farmerville this morning.

Splendid rains fell last week all over this parish, making crops and gardens grow very nicely.

Messrs. Abe Arent, Louis Arent and D. E. Laupheimer spent a few days in Farmerville recently.

The painting of the school house at Bernice adds very materially to the appearance of the building.

We regret to learn that Mr. J. A. Dean is dangerously ill at his residence, five miles east of Farmerville.

The editor of THE GAZETTE returns thanks to Mr. M.  W. Rabun for a generous gift of delicious honey.

We learn that two negroes were drowned near Lapile, Ark., last week, while endeavoring to cross a stream.

Now is the time to plant speckled peas. No crop is more profitable. Go to J. D. Baughman’s for your speckled pea seed.

The two-year old girl of Dr. and Mrs. W. S. Harrell died Wednesday morning at Spearsville of congestion.

Heaven help us in our trouble but use Hunt’s cure for Itch, Tetter, Ringworm, Itching Piles and eczema. Guaranteed. Sold by J. D. Baughman and B. T. Hopkins. 

The Bernice Record says there is talk of forming a company for the purpose of erecting a brick hotel at that place.

A new line of school books were received last week. My assortment is now complete.  J. G. TRIMBLE.

Mr. Edward Everett and family returned home Sunday, after several days’ absence in the southern part of the State.

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. Sold by J. D. Baughman and B. T. Hopkins. 

W. D. Munholland, Esq., has gone to Richland parish to attend the marriage of his brother, Mr. Marshall Munholland.

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.

Mrs. J. T. Wade, the leading D’Arbonne merchant, was in Farmerville Tuesday. She was the guest of her brother Mr. J. D. Baughman.

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¢

If you want fire insurance, write to Julius Arent, Farmerville. He represents some of the best companies in the country. Read his card, which appears in to-day’s paper.

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. Sold by J. D. Baughman and B. T. Hopkins.

The police jury are now busily engaged in reviewing assessments. Next Thursday the body will meet steel bridge men to consider the matter of putting in a few substantial bridges in Union Parish. Monday they will consider propositions from contractors for the building of our new court house.

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¢.

E W Grove

We learn that Mrs. C. G. Brooks is having a building erected in Bernice near the site of her hotel which was recently burned.

Stein has returned and says for the ladies to call and inspect his latest styles of dress goods at half price and other goods in proportion. No humbug. Beat men’s shirts, your choice at fifty cents. The sourest and best vinegar you ever tasted.  D. STEIN.

There was a happy family reunion last week at the residence of Mr.s Ellen Levi in Farmerville. Col. D. Stein, who is nearing the three score and ten mile post on life’s roadway, called all his children together, and had a family photograph taken. Those who  enjoyed the reunion were Col. D. Stein, Mrs. Ellen Levi, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Baughman, Capt. L. Brunner, Abe Stein, Jacob Stein, Mrs. Julius Arent and D. E. Laupheimer.

The Perfect Liver Medicine.  Mrs. M. A. Jolley, Noble, O. T., writes: “I have used Herbine for a number of years, and can cheerfully recommend it as the most perfect liver medicine, and the greatest blood purifier. It is a medicine of positive merit, and fully accomplishes all that is claimed for it.” Malaria cannot find a lodgment in the system while the liver is in perfect order, for one of its functions is to prevent the absorption of fever producing poisons. Herbine is a most efficient liver regulator. 50c at R. Haas, Agent.

Last Thursday a surveying party of the Rock Island railroad pitched their tents in the suburbs of Farmerville and are surveying a route to this place. Farmerville will indeed be fortunate if she can secure this road from the  northwest in addition to the one that is now building from the northeast. There is also talk of another road entering our place, which is to run from Lake Providence via Swartz and Dubach to Shreveport. With water navigation and three railroads, we’ll be strictly in the swim — provided they are not paper railroads only.

The Boss Worm Medicine.  H. P. Kumpe, druggist, Leighton Ala., writes: “One of my customers had a child, which was sick, and threw up all food, could retain nothing on its stomach. He bought one bottle of White’s Cream Vermifuge, and it brought up 119 worms from the child. It’s the boss worm medicine in the world.” White’s  Cream Vermifuge is also the childrens’ tonic. It improves their digestion and assimilation of food, strengthens their nervous system and restores them to the health, vigor and elasticity of spirits natural to childhood. 25c at R. Haas, Agent.


The Fourth of July barbecue at Walnut Lane Saturday was largely attended by people within a radius of 15 to 20 miles, in spite of the fact that the roads were muddy and the weather threatening. There was an abundance for the large crowd to eat, and plenty to spare, of splendidly barbecued meats and all kinds of delicacies. Of the invited speakers Mr. W. D. Munholland was the only one who attended. The others, we suppose, were detained by more pressing engagements. Mr. Munholland entertained the audience in his usual pleasing style, after which a few pretty songs were rendered by the choir, under the skilled leadership of Mr. S. P. Lewis. An interesting match game base ball was being played by the Walnut Lane and Calhoun teams, when a downpour of rain forced the game to an end, and the large crowd to seek shelter. Repairing to Capt. Sellers’ home and other nearby houses, the throng of people engaged in pleasant conversation until the coming of the hour to look homeward, all feeling that the pleasures of the day were in no wise marred by the little “moistening” they received from Sir Pluvius.


Last Sunday the residence of Mr. M. Guehring narrowly escaped destruction by fire. It is occupied by Mr. Guehring and Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Mashaw. The fire began among some bed clothing that had been stored away. One or two quilts, a mattress and papering on the wall were burned. Mrs. Mashaw, who had been to see a neighbor, returned just in time to give the alarm and save the building.

REPULSIVE FEATURES.  Blackheads, pimples, greasy faces and muddy complexions, which are so common among women, especially girls at a certain age, destroying beauty, disfiguring and making repulsive features which would otherwise appear attractive and refined, indicate that the liver is out of order. An occasional dose of Herbine will cleanse the bowels regulate the liver and so establish a clear, healthy complexion. 50c at R. Haas, Agent.

The police jury of Union Parish has decided to send a beneficiary cadet to the State University at Baton Rouge. Here is a splendid chance for some poor and ambitious boy to get a first class education. Read advertisement in another column.

Mr. J. M. Clark informs us that a white man named Will Lee was shot from ambush and killed on his farm, 12 miles above El Dorado, Ark., Monday, by an unknown assassin. Lee was deputy United States marshal and bore a good reputation.

CURES SCIATICA. Rev. W. L. Riley, LLD., Cuba, New York, writes: “After fifteen days of excruciating pain from sciatic rheumatism, under various treatments, I was induced to try Ballard’s Snow Liniment, the first application giving my first relief, and the second entire relief. I can give it unqualified recommendation. 25c, 50c and $1.00 at R. Haas, Agent. 

Mr. Camp of Texas, spent a few day recently in Farmerville trying to organize a company to put in a cotton seed oil mill here. Mr. Camp says it will require about $40,000 capital to equip and operate such a plant as is needed here.

At its session last Friday the parish school board made an appropriation of $125 to be used in ceiling the second story of the Farmerville school building and otherwise improving the property.

Caesar conquered Britain. Malaria was conquered by Simmons’ Liver purifier (tin box.) Protected from moisture, dust and insects. Clears the complexion, cures constipation, aids and corrects action of the liver. Sold by J. D. Baughman and B. T. Hopkins.

After an absence of several weeks in Morgan City, Alexandria and Monroe, Miss Reita Hartman returned home Sunday. Her sister, Miriam, who has been visiting at Monroe, also returned home.

We are requested to announce that Eld. W. K. Smith, of Spearsville vicinity, will preach at Liberty Hill church, six miles northeast of Farmerville, on Saturday and Sunday, the 25th and 26th inst.

Aunt Lucindy always carries Hunt’s Lightning Oil around with her, says it’s fine for swellings, tooth-ache, colic, weak back and back-ache, cuts, burns, neuralgia, catarrh. Aunt Lucindy has sixty-nine grandchildren and ought to know what she is talking about. Sold by J. D. Baughman and B. T. Hopkins.

Mr. J. M. Wallace and family, of Shreveport, have come to Farmerville to spend the summer. Mr. Wallace will interview the people of Union Parish on life insurance during his stay here.

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¢.

Monday the town council adopted an ordinance to prohibit the sale of hop tea, hop extract and similar intoxicating drinks in Farmerville. It will go into effect on July 20th.

Machinery for a small ice plant in Mer Rouge has been purchased.


Mrs. H. C. Voss, of Monroe, is visiting with friends in Farmerville.

Mrs. W. F. Jackson and child returned to Farmerville Tuesday aftr a brief visit at Arcadia.

Mrs. Lee Goyne and children, of Bernice, are visiting relatives and friends in Farmerville.

Mr. Mose Hartman came over from Ruston last week to spend a few days with the home folks.

Mr. Clarence Tucker, who has been in the employ of the Camie, Ceell & Fay Telephone Co., left yesterday for his home at Oakland.

Mr. J. T. Barham, of Shiloh, say his vicinity was visited yesterday by a stiff wind, which did considerable damage to fencing and crops.

The latest intelligence from Rome concerning Pope Leo’s health says his life is ebbing away, and that he is conscious the end is near at hand.

A Tripple Hanging. Smith, Brown and Jones hag their hopes of hopes of recovery upon Cheatham’s Laxative Chill Tablets. They will be around soon shaking hands with friends. 25 cts. No cure – no pay. Sold by J. D. Baughman and B. T. Hopkins.

Mr. Jas. T. Shell, formerly of Ouachita City but now a resident of Mer Rouge, and Miss Jesse Matheny, of Aberdeen, Miss, were married last Wednesday.

Four inches of snow fell one night last week at Eldorado in Colorado. We would not object to a fall of an inch or two of the stuff here about noon these days.

Washington city promises to deprive the State of New Jersey of its monopoly in the organization of trusts. The last congress passed bills, which are much more lax in the matter of organizing trusts than even the New Jersey laws.

A most deplorable accident occurred last week near Marion. The five-year-old child of Mr. and Mrs. W. M. McKinnie fell into a tub of boiling water and was so badly scaled that death followed after a few hours of horrible suffering. THE GAZETTE extends deepest sympathy to the grief-stricken family.



The Monroe Sash and Door Factory — What it Does for Its Customers.

It gives them the cheapest and best yellow pine and cypress doors and sash and all other mill work. It gives them a good fit and promptly corrects any errors that may be made.

It delivers goods ordered promptly without any expense for dray age or freight in Monroe and its suburbs.

It readily modifies and alters bills, adds to or takes from to suit purchasers.

It gives reasonable time for payment.

It saves vexation, annoyance, worry and loss.

It studies the interest of its customers and tries to please them.

It spends all its money with home people and helps to support the tin bucket brigade.

Send in your orders and “you’ll be satisfied with life.”



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