Farmerville Local News

The Gazette
April 6, 1904

Plenty of water for all boats now.

Work on the court house is progressing nicely.

A good cooking stove, complete for $10, at J. D. Baughman’s.

Mrs. W. A. Mashaw left for Ruston Sunday.

Mrs. Sue Barnes of our own town is visiting her mother in Arcadia.

A complete line of Cooking stoves and all competition met, at J. D. Baughman’s

Our Jewish friends celebrated the Passover last Saturday.

Miss Grace Sample, of El Dorado, Ark., is visiting Mrs. Breed and Miss Ethel Robinson.

The grand jury adjourned last Wednesday, after reporting 39 true bills. Read their report in another column.

Mr. A. J. Mashaw, of Ruston, is visiting relatives in Farmerville and vicinity.

The little folks of our town enjoyed egg hunts at Mrs. Turnage’s and Miss Sarah Chandler’s Sunday afternoon.

FOUND — At Union Grocery Company — Eight bars of washing soap for 25 cents.

Some of our good people are “running a race” in spring chickens. Be sure not to count the “biddies” until they are hatched.

Mr. W. F. Jackson has been confined to his room with sickness for the past few days.

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 on each box. 25¢.

The steamer Handy and gasoline boats Palmer and West Monroe came to our landing Saturday.

JUST RECEIVED — A car load of fine Missouri and Texas mules, also a few nice driving and saddle horses. J. D. BAUGHMAN.

Mr. E. J. Haas contemplates moving his family to Vicksburg, Miss., about the first of May.

Our fertilizers have arrived at Farmerville landing, and we are now prepared to furnish you with all you need. 

Lapile, Ark., promises to be a first class town. Write A. C. Gill or Wm. Harper, at Lapile about lots.

Haag’s show exhibited last week in different parts of Union Parish. The performance was quite good, and the audience felt that they got their money’s worth.

Mr. Joe Mashaw’s little baby girl died at Ruston last Friday. The Gazette sympathizes with the bereaved.

Store fixtures for Sale, including large iron safe, patent oil tank, platform scales, truck, standing desk, large lamps, etc. apply to J. G. TRIMBLE, Farmerville, La.

Mr. Ad. Tugwell and Miss Menta Ballard were married Sunday at the residence of the bride’s father, Mr. John Ballard.

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¢.

Judge Dawkins and District Attorney Preaus are at Ruston this week, attending to their respective court duties.


All persons are hereby warned not to trespass on any of my land in any way, and if they have fencing or other improvements thereon, they are notified to move them within thirty days from this date, under penalty of the law. Mrs. S. J. LOWERY. March 16th, 1904.

Messrs. M. J. Pearson and J. G. Trimble went to Lapile, Ark., last Thursday, returning home the next day.

The King of blood purifiers is Dr. Simmons’ Sarsaparilla. It rids the system of the winter’s accumulation of impurities. It makes the young fell well — the old feel young. Now is the time to renovate yourself. Simmons’ Sarsaparilla cannot be excelled. Price 50c and $1.00.

An immense quantity of fertilizers is being used by the farmers this year. This, with the increased cotton acreage, means a bumper crop under ordinary conditions.

School Board Meeting.

Notice is hereby given that a special meeting of the board of school directors of Union Parish will be held at the court house in Farmerville, Saturday, April 9, 1904. The rain prevented a quorum from being present last Saturday; hence no session was held.

J. G. TRIMBLE, President.

There was no special celebration of Easter in the churches Sunday. However the spirit of this “glad tide of the year” seemed to be in the air. A great many children were lucky enough to find rabbit eggs.

DOES NOT IRRITATE. “I have found Simmons Liver Purifier the mildest and most pleasant in action, yet the surest remedy for constipation, torpid liver and all kindred troubles, I have ever uses. It does not irritate or gripe.” Very truly, S. P. Cleary, Jackson, Tenn. Put up in tin boxes only. Price 25c.

The Monroe Star of Monday says: President C. D. Johnson of the Little Rock and Monroe Railway company came here today from Hume, Ark., and let the contract for the completion of the road from Ouachita City to Monroe to the Messrs. Dodson. Work is to commence here in ten days or two weeks.


The above reward has been deposited with the Farmerville State Bank and will be paid to the person who delivers the body of J. B. Faulkner, who is charged with attempt to rape, into the parish jail at Farmerville, La., within four months from this date. Mch 5, 1904. W. J. PATRICK, D. T. PORTER

Plenty of boats are now plying the D’Arbonne to Farmerville landing, and our merchants and planters can get all the freight they want. But, my! the freight they want. But, my! the freight rates they have to pay. Except on a few heavy articles the boat transportation from Monroe costs more than teamsters usually charge for hauling commission should give Farmerville cheaper rates.

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.

FURNITURE — STOVES. — I have just received a car load of Furniture and can now suit the trade. A complete assortment of Bedsteads, Dressers, Wardrobes, Bureaus, Rockers. Chairs, Mattresses, Bedsprings, Safes, etc., and I am in a position to furnish everything needed for housekeeping. J. D. BAUGHMAN.

Our Railroad

Reports concerning the Farmerville & Southern railroad seem even a little more indefinite and uncertain than news regarding the Russian-Japanese war. Today one rumor is put afloat and tomorrow a contradictory one is started. The latest report, which we believe to be correct goes to the effect that a Little Rock contractor has secured the contract to build the road from Marion to Felsenthal, where it will connect with the Bastrop & El Dorado road and that he is to have the road bed ready for trains by Oct. 20. Mr. Denison has finished grading the thirteen miles he has contracted for and is preparing to leave for work in Illinois.

Fatal Accident

A serious accident occurred Saturday night on the Arkansas Southern railroad at Junction City, resulting in the death of Will Brown, fireman, and the severe injuring of Engineer Sabry. Locomotive No. 11 was taking in water when the boiler exploded. Brown was under the engine cleaning out the cinder box at the time of the explosion. He was so badly burned that he died in a couple of hours. Sabry was blown from the cab, and for a while was unconscious but he recovered. Brown was reared near D’Arbonne, where his remains were interred Sunday.

BEYOND EXPRESSION. G. W. Farlowe, East Florence, Ala. writes: “For nearly seven years I was afflicted with a form of skin disease which caused an almost unbearable itching. I neither work, rest or sleep in peace. Nothing gave me permanent relief until I tried Hunt’s Cure. one application relieved me; one box cured me, and though a year has passed, I have stayed cured; I am grateful beyond expression”. Hunt’s Cure is a guaranteed remedy for all itching diseases of the skin. Price 50c.

Read the big advertisement of the sale of town lots in the new railroad town of Lapile, Ark., which appears on the first page of this paper.

STRAY COW. A stray cow cam to my place, near Shiloh about middle of October, of following description: Black cow with white bush tail, white hind feet and white blaze face. Marked swallow fork in each ear and underbit in the left. owner can get her by paying charges. If not called for, she will be sold on Saturday, April 16, to the highest bidder at my place. B. F. Lowery, Shiloh, La.

Mr. J. H. Stewart, bookkeeper for M. T. Lewman & Co., left Tuesday for Port Gibson, Miss. Mr. Nicholls, of East Baton Rouge parish, will take his place.

Spectacles. I am selling spectacles of all kinds cheap. Can suit you in material and fits your eyes. See my line before buying. HENRY ARCHER.

Misses Ethel Robinson, Maude Selig and Florn Hirsch, accompanied by Messrs. C. H. Murphy and Duke Selig, went to Bernice Saturday, and returned Sunday.

We will have 50 tons of Gold Dust Fertilizer next trip on the Handy. BALLARD & BAUGHMAN.

TAKEN UP. I have taken up three stray cows – one white, one red and the other red and white spotted. Will be sold on the 18th day of April unless claimed sooner. SAM PHILL, BERNICE, LA.

Mr. Carnegie says that young men who speculate will get “Salleyed”. This fable teaches us that a man may disgrace himself in other ways than by dying rich. Philadelphia North American.

THE GAZETTE, one dollar a year in advance.


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