From Farmerville

cropped-farmerville-main-street.jpgThe Gazette
September 2, 1903


Wanted at Once!


Highest Prices Paid. 

Apply to J. D. Baughman

Fountain pens for sale by J. G. Trimble.

Dr. C. H. Jameson left Sunday for Ruston.

I have for sale the Weber wagon — best wagon on the market.  J. D. BAUGHMAN.

Mr. M. J. Pearsen paid THE GAZETTE an appreciated call Tuesday.

Mrs. James Hall paid a visit to Bernice Thursday, returning home Saturday.

I have a few good open buggies on hand. For sale cheap or trade. J. D. BAUGHMAN.

Don’t forget the teachers’ institute next Saturday. Everybody should attend.

A girl baby was born to Mr. and Mrs. Carl Atkinson on Friday night.

Call on J. B. Adcock at Marion and have your photographs taken. He will give you fine finished pictures at reasonable charges.

The Twentieth Century Club failed to have its usual meeting Tuesday evening.

TO CONTRACTORS. Bids wanted for the removal of the Farmerville old court house. For particulars address D.STEIN, Farmerville, La.

Mr. Effie Everett and Miss Annie Heard left Bernice for St. Louis Saturday last.

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¢

Messrs. Louis Arent and Milton Talbot, of Bernice, were visitors to Farmerville Sunday.

“Strength and vigor come of good food, duly digested. ‘Force,’ a ready-to-serve wheat and barley food, adds no burden, but sustains, nourishes, invigorates.”

Mr. Jake Haas, of Dallas, Tex., spent Saturday and Sunday in Farmerville with relatives.

The brick yard is now doing good work and ere long work will begin on the new court house.

Pretty Tough to Scratch. For a living and relief also. Hunt’s Cure will cure you of itch, tetter, ring worm, itching piles, eczema. Guaranteed by all dealers. Sold by J. D. Baughman and B. T. Hopkins. 

We are pleased to note that Mr. J. B. Covington is again able to be about after a rather severe spell of sickness.

The coroners jury have not yet returned a verdict but are sill investigating the killing of J. M. Taylor, Jr.

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¢.

Mr. S. A. Hardy, Ruston, mother of Mrs. J. G. Trimble, returned to her home Saturday, after a few days’ visit in Farmerville.

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 first bale of new cotton for Farmerville was bought by Mr. J. D. Baughman from Mr. Carl Pardue. The bale weighed 520 pounds and brought 12 cents per pound.

LOST NOTE. — I have lost or misplaced a certain not signed by G. W. Cox, dated May 26, 1903, for $115.00 payable to R. E. Thompson. All persons are hereby warned not to trade for said note, as it is my property.  R. E. THOMPSON.

E W. Grove

The Baptist Convention met Friday as per program and adjourned Sunday night.

Mr. Dave Meyer returned Thursday to his home in Coushatta, La., after a few weeks visit to relatives in Farmerville.

Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Breed returned home Thursday, the former from Shreveport and the latter from a visit to relatives in Arkansas.

Mrs. S. E. Chapman returned home Thursday last from her visit to South Louisiana. She was accompanied by Mr. White, of near Ruston.

The people of our parish are taking more interest in the schools than ever before. This is the best evidence of general prosperity that a parish can give. We have stated before that every dollar spent for the education of a child means one hundred dollars in the child’s earning capacity, and this is true. The united effort of our citizens to improve their schools means that Union Parish will in a few years be on a plane which will enable its young manhood to cope with coming industries and enterprises.

Don’t Become Discouraged. But use Simmon’s Liver Purifier (tin box.) Many imitations of the original, so be careful and see that it’s “Purifier” and manufactured by the A. C. Simmons, Jr., Medicine Co. Sold by J. D. Baughman and B. T. Hopkins. 

Special excursion to Hot Springs leaves Monroe Sept. 5th, about 10 a. m., via Iron Mountain Route; fare for round trip $4, limit to September 7th. The exact time of leaving for the special train will be announced later. For any information write or call upon H. D. Apgar, agent.

Mrs. Josephine Thompson, who has been visiting her sister, Mrs. Ella Donley, returned Saturday to her home in El Dorado, Ark.

Judge R. B. Dawkins and Mr. J. C. Cargill left Tuesday morning for Ruston. Mr. Cargill is expected to return today.

Misses Katie and Eva Mashaw, of Ruston, who have been visiting realtives in this parish have returned home.

 Card of Thanks. To the friends of my husband at Downsville and Holmesville who ministered to his wants at the time he met his untimely death, and to our mutual friends here who showed me kindness in my sad affiction, I desire to extend my hear-felt thanks. May a kind Providence bless you all and save you from a similar sorrow.  MRS. BERTIE HABERYAN.


The first bale of new cotton for Union Parish was carried to Bernice last Thursday by Mr. Joseph Paulk. It was bought by Gray, McDonald & Lindsey at the handsome price of 15 cents per pound.

For Sale. A lot of store fixtures, including large iron safe, patent oil tank, computing scales, platform scales, show cases, book-keepers desk, etc. Will sell all or part. Cash or for good paper.  J. G. TRIMBLE.

HARRIS’ BUSINESS COLLEGE, Jackson, Miss., will take your note for tuition, payable when you secure a position. They guarantee positions, under reasonable conditions. They cannot supply the demand for bookkeepers and stenographers.

We have received the new catalogue of the Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College at Baton Rouge. It is elegantly printed and beautifully illustrated, and its contents show many improvements in that great institution of learning.

Our foreman took a Rip Van Winkle nap and dated a part of the outside of this week’s paper July 2, when it should have been September 2. We regret the error very much, as THE GAZETTE has always prided itself on accuracy and neatness. However, the inside of the paper bears the correct date. The error was discovered too late to remedy it, but we promise not to have it happen again.

At last week’s meeting of the Twentieth Century Club the study of “Merry Wives of Windsor” was conducted by Miss Annie J. Pleasant. The semi-annual election of officers resulted as follows: Mr. C. H. Murphy, president; Mr. Robt. Roberts, vice-president; Mr. E. L. Ramsey, secretary, The study of King Henry V will be begun at next meeting under the leadership of Mr. A. S. Phillips.

Everything Comes To those that wait, even now and then aches and pains, rheumatism, catarrh, neuralgia and everything that hurts. Hunt’s Lightning Oil keeps off everything except old age and death. Try it. 25 and 50 cts. Satisfaction or money refunded. Sold by J. D. Baughman and B. T. Hopkins.

Mr. M. Feazel informs us that Mr. Tinsley and Mr. Joe Simmons, of D’Arbonne vicinity, are quite sick.

Mr. W. A. Mashaw was unfortunate on Thursday last. On his return trip from the reunion his buggy was considerably damaged by collision with a stump, and a large upright showcase on its way from Ruston was so badly shaken up that it is useless till the broken glass can be replaced.

Miss Elma Barnes entertained a few friends at games last Thursday night. After an interesting game of Shakespeare, each guest was given a card on which was written original questions, the answers being names of towns in Louisiana. Messrs. E. L. Ramsey and C. C. J. Keek tied for the first prize — a silver shoe horn; the tie was decided by a game of flinch, resulting in favor of Mr. Ramsey. Mr. C. H. Murphy captured the booby — an Irish potato on which was written, “The map of Louisiana is cheap — buy me.” Delightful refreshments were served, and all too soon good-nights were said. Those present were Misses Robinson, Selig, Hartman and Barnes; Messrs Keck, Murphy, Ramsey and Phillips.


The north end of the Farmerville & Southern railroad has not yet been let for construction. Contractor Denison only has from Farmerville to Marion. We will have no train by Jan 1st, 1904, but if not, we will have the privilege of collecting taxes on the new road. We can afford to wait a few months for the interest. WE know a good thing when we see it and thought George Gould did but now he must go way back.

THE GAZETTE takes pleasure in directing attention to the advertisement of the Selma High School, Cecil, La. The principal, Mr. C. H. Cherry is a graduate of the Louisiana State Universality, and is sufficient guarantee that he is fully qualified to admirably fill his position. Specially low rate for board will be given pupils from a distance.

THE GAZETTE is unable to gather particulars of the tragedy but is informed that on Saturday, near Lake Landing, on the El Dorado and Bastrop railroad, a man by the name of McDaniels shot and killed a man by the name of Lee. It seems they had been quarreling for several days and their differences finally ended in the killing.

THE GAZETTE is informed that some unknown parties shot the tent of a negro to pieces at Wesson, Ark., killing the negro. This occurred Saturday night, making two homicides committed in Union  county in one day.

Mr. James Wolf, formerly a Union Parish merchant, but now a resident of LeCompte, La., where he is in business, visited his old friend D. Stein this  and a part of last week leaving for his home Tuesday morning.

Mrs. J. W. Stancil left Saturday last for St. Louis where she will buy a complete line of fall and winter millinery goods. All the ladies are requested to call and investigate her stock. Her excellent taste will be sure to give satisfaction.

The Farmerville State Bank did not actually open its doors on Sept. 1st as the bank books did not arrive, but all the same it will receive deposits., make loans with proper collaterals and discounts where it will pay.

Judge Dawkins while away will attend the meeting of the State Central Committee in New Orleans, which meets on the 3rd inst. Primaries will be ordered or no action taken.

Bernice has received one bale of new cotton. Cotton is very late and at this writing it looks as though the crop will not be as large as prospects indicated two weeks ago.

Messrs. Julius Lemle and Ferdinand Cahn, of Monroe, arrived in Farmerville Monday to attend the funeral of Mr. Daniel Stein. They returned to Monroe Tuesday morning.

Not a vacant house in Farmerville and a number of people want to move here. You who have lots build tenement houses and help to build up the town.

I am now selling Bibles and spectacles, and will be glad to take your orders. After Sept. 15th I will be in Farmerville every Saturday.  Z. T. Brooks.

THE GAZETTE, one dollar a year in advance.


Baughman Fall Sale




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