Farmerville Local News

cropped-farmerville-main-street.jpgThe Gazette
November 18, 1903

Zero! But this weather is cold!

Holiday Goods of all kinds at W. A. Mashaw’s.

Cow Belle alias Hatchet Tobacco, alias The “Devil” Smith.

Miss Reita Hartman returned from a visit to Ruston Sunday evening.

W. A. Mashaw can please you in the way of holiday goods. Try him.

We have Bagging and Ties left for a few bales at 75c per bale. UNION GROCERY CO.

Mr. J. C. Montgomery, of Monroe, was on a visit to friends in Farmerville last week.

“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.”

Say, ask Millsaps & Co., of West Monroe, for price on Seed Rye.

Maj. J. G. Lee, acompanied by Mr. Calhoun, of Calhoun station, was in Farmerville last week.

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.

HOLIDAY GOODS! — Novelties, Watches, Clocks, Jewelry, at W. A. Mashaw’s.

The circuit court which was to convene here Monday was adjourned until Wednesday, the 25th.

Mistakes are Costly.  You can make no mistake by using Hunt’s Cure for Itch, Tetter, Ringworm and Itching Piles. No cure — no pay. Sold by J. D. Baughman and B. T. Hopkins.

I have a half car of sack flour — high patent and fancy patent — for 65c and 75c per sack. Guaranteed. J. D. BAUGHMAN

District court convened in Farmerville Monday, several minor criminal offenses being disposed of.

We Tell No Secrets. It is an open secret that Hunt’s Lightning Oil cures every thing except broken hearts and softening of the brain. 25 and 50 cts. Sold by J. D. Baughman and B. T. Hopkins. 

Miss Belle Trimble left Friday morning for Portland, Ark., where she goes to visit her sister, Mrs. W. E. Dean.

WANTED–Men to learn barber trade. Tools, diplomas, position and board given. Years saved by our method of free work and expert instructions. Write today. Moler Barber College, New Orleans, La.

Wanted to buy — 100,000 Hatchet Tobacco Tags at 1/2 cent apiece in merchandise by Jan. 1, 1904.  J. D. BAUGHMAN.

We need a shower. We need rain. More rain. A downpour would not hurt. Give us a cloudburst, please.

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¢

Oh! yes; we love the Sunny South; its record makes us weep, for on November the 18th the dust is one foot deep.

Worm Destroyer. White’s Cream Vermifuge, not only kills worms, but removes the mucus and slime, in which they build their nests; it brings, and quickly , a healthy condition of the body, where worms cannot exist. 25c. Sold by R. HAAS.


Political Speaking.

On Thursday, December 3rd, Judge Blanchard and numerous other orators and candidates will speak on state issues in Farmerville. Every citizen of the parish should come and bring his son, or sons. It is only once in four years that we have an opportunity to hear the interests of government discussed minutely and by men who know government in its every phase.

It is possible that General Jastremski and all other state candidates will be here on that occasion, but we are not authorized to state that General Jastremski will be here It is only our hope that he will be here. But whether you be for Judge Blanchard or General Jastremski, it is your duty to attend and bring your sons.

A man cannot vote intelligently without hearing both sides. He cannot vote patriotically unless he knows for whom to vote, after having learned the fact from hearing both sides. It is your duty to your sons to bring them out. They are the Louisianians who have to rule the state when you are no more. It is your duty to them and to yourselves to be informed. It is your duty to them and to posterity to not let one opportunity slip whereby they can inform themselves or be informed. You do not have to vote for a candidate because you hear him speak, but, after hearing, it is more satisfactory to vote against him, if he be wrong, or, to vote for him, if he be right. Come to the speaking on December 3rd, and if General Jastremski does not come, when he does come you should hear him also. We venture that if Senator Foster is not still sick Ex-Senator Jonas will meet him here, and if so, it is a fair chance to judge who you want for the United States senate.


We will pay highest market price for green hide and dry hides, furs, beeswax, sheep skins, wool and country produce, in cash. UNION MERCANTILE Co., LTD., Gus Hartman, Agt.

If we are to have a thriving town we need brick. Mr. Gray is making them but can not with his present method supply the demand. A brick yard would pay and it takes little capital to start it. From six hundred to a thousand dollars would establish a plant that would turn out 20,000 brick per day at a cost of about $3.75 a thousand and they would all be easily saleable at $6.50 a thousand. Even if the home demand be supplied the railroads will take them at that price and if we can develop a brick that is tough enough for paving or smoothe enough for finish then our market would be the United States. As an evidence St. Louis sells press brick to the world. Coffeeville, Kansas, will furnish the press brick for our new court house. Monroe used in paving the “Iroington Paver” from Ohio and the Garrettson brick from Texas. Our railroad will soon be here and industry will force its extension or build other roads. Gentlemen, act.

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.

Judge Allen Barksdale and son, Arnold, came to Farmerville Monday, the former to attend court and the latter to attend court and the latter to attend to other matter.

Mr. L. H. Barnes, who now spends most of his time in Ruston, working life insurance, is over on a visit to his mother and her family.

Mr. F. E. Mayo is having repaired the Dick Jackson building, on east side of court square, preparatory to opening up a first-class meat market.


The people of Union Parish should recognize the fact once for all that in order to vote at a primary or at a general election they are required to pay their poll tax for two years next preceding the time or election at which they offer to vote and also to register. If you paid your poll tax for 1902 before the 31st day of December of that year, and if you will pay your poll tax for 1903 before the 31st day of December and register, you can vote for the State ticket and State senators January 19th, 1904. Otherwise you cannot.

COTTON SEED! Before selling your cotton seed, it will pay you to see me. i pay the highest cash price for all seed delivered at Lillie. I will also sell you goods at lowest prices. The S. K. Pants and Friedman Bros.’ Shoes a specialty. J. S. FARRAR.

Our farmers persist in raising cotton when the price is continuously fluctuating an uncertainty always exists as to what the staple is worth. Union Parish is not cotton land and to realize this fact the farmer has but to go to the alluvial lands where cotton is grown. In cotton, you can not compete with the alluvial planters for in trying to do so you are in a competition against nature. Your hill land will raise, when fertilized, as much grain as any alluvial land; hence grain and stock is your best paying product.

A Dangerous Month. This is the month of coughs, colds, and acute catarrh. Do you catch cold easily? Find yourself hoarse, with a tickling in your throat and an annoying cough at night? Then, you should always have handy, a bottle of Ballard’s Horehound Syrup. J. A. Anderson, 354 West 5th St. Salt Lake City, writes: “We use Ballard’s Horehound Syrup for coughs and colds. It gives immediate relief. We know it’s the best remedy for these troubles. I write this to induce other people to try this pleasant and efficient remedy.” 25c, 50c and $1.00. Sold by R. Haas.

The attendance at the Farmerville High School has exceeded all past records. The teachers are able and efficient and their work impressive and lasting. Yet we need more public money or aid from the state. We must and will have it. The state can, on its increased assessed valuation of property, appropriate more money to the schools and must do so. The present citizenship and the youth of the state demand it.

A Perilous Leap. From Pike’s Peak, 14,134 feet, will not cure softening of the grain, but a 25 cent box of Cheatham’s Laxative Chill Tablets will cure chills. No cure – not pay.  Sold by J. D. Baughman and B. T. Hopkins.

Mr. Walter H. Denison, railroad contractor, who has the contract to build the Farmerville and Southern railroad from Farmerville to Marion has been absent for about two weeks in St. Louis, Mo., and Batesville, Ark. The other part of the line has not yet been let, but will have to be soon, if the timber contracts hold good.

Sand and brick are still being hauled to the court house square, as a beginning of the work on the new court house.

Morehouse Parish is trying to get West Carroll to join in an endeavor to elect on of the Senators from the east side of the Ouachita river. Morehouse held a mass meeting and according to journals from that parish passed ringing resolutions. The east side has some good and able men and we hope that it will not lose sight of this fact. Local pride should not come between the people and the good of the country. Unless the east side can furnish better men, the west side men should be voted for on the east side and if the east side furnishes a better man than the west of the river can furnish, then the west side should support him regardless of the locality of the candidate. The day has arrived for men and issues, and petty jealousies should be laid aside and men should vote and act like men, for the good of the country and for posterity.  This done, the state will advance and no one have cause to regret.

Best Liniment on Earth. I. M. McHany, Greenville, Tex., writes, Nov. 2d, 1900. “I had rheumatism last winter, was down in bed six weeks; tried everything, but got no relief, till a friend gave me a part of a bottle of Ballard’s Snow Liniment. I used it, and got two more bottles. It cured me and I haven’t felt any rheumatism since. I can recommend Snow Liniment to be the best liniment on earth for rheumatism.” For rheumatic, sciatic or neuralgic pains, rub in Ballard’s Snow Liniment , you will not suffer long, but will be gratified with a speedy and effective cure.  25c, 50c and $1.00. Sold by R. Haas.

Mr. Allen Dawson, son of Mr. A. T. Dawson, the ferryman, had the misfortune a few days since to have his leg broken below the knee, at Dodson, La., by a log rolling over him. His father was summoned to his bedside Sunday, as it was thought amputation would be necessary.

How to Succeed in Business. Keep your liver in good condition by using Simmons Liver Purifier (tin box). It corrects constipation, cures Indigestion, Billiousness, stops Headache, get your heart in the right place so you can smile at your neighbor. Sold by J. D. Baughman and B. T. Hopkins.

Maybe some of you never heard of a heater. It is a small place enclosed by iron, in which you put wood and kindle a blaze till the wood catches. Then go get chilly old grandmother and put her near the enclosure. It will heat her.

Repent of Your SinsAnd use Hunt’s Lightning Oil for all pains, Catarrh, Neuralgia, Rheumatism, Cuts, Burns, Colic and Diarrhea. Try it. 25 and 50 cts. Satisfaction or money refunded. Sold by J. D. Baughman and B. T. Hopkins.

Mr. Luther T. Wood, accompanied by Mr. W. A. Taunton, was in town Tuesday to get his license authorizing him to lead to Hymen’s altar at 3 o’clock p. m. next Thursday, Miss Linnie Hauser, near Cecil, La.

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¢.

Mrs. Harry H. Vanhook, of Bernice arrived Saturday on a few days visit; her husband, Mr. Vanhook having come to Farmerville Thursday last, she joined him here.

The corporation mule reports daily in or about court square. Poor mule! He seems to know something is out of joint and does not know the risk he runs by such reports.

Mr. J. H. Stewart is on the sick list this week.


Open Your Mouth. And swallow one. Cheatham’s Laxative Chill Tablets combines all the qualities of the best liquid chill Tonics. Done always ready. Dose always the same. No cure – no pay. Sold by J. D. Baughman and B. T. Hopkins.

THE GAZETTE, one dollar a year in advance.

Farmerville State Bank





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