Farmerville Local News

The Gazette
April 13, 1904

Sunday morning the early riser saw a light frost and thin ice.

District court – a regular jury term – will convene next week in Farmerville.

Latest styles of society note paper and tablets for sale at this office.

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

The continued rains have put the farmers much behind with their farm work.

The Farmerville High School is preparing to give a play Friday evening, 22nd inst., for the benefit of a school library.

Miss Belle Trimble, Mrs. W. E. Dean and children, of Portland, Ark., are coming to Farmerville today to visit relatives and friends.

Dental Notice. I will be at Oakland next Monday, April 18th, prepared to do any work in the line of dentistry. J. M. Thurman, D. D. S.

Mr. W. D. Munholland returned home Tuesday on the steamer Handy. We are glad to report that he is much improved in health.

The delinquent tax list appears in this issue. Read the advertisement, see if any property you are interested in is included and if so act accordingly.

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¢.

Dr. J. G. Taylor returned Friday from New Orleans, where he attended the grand lodge Knights of Honor.

Let the people of Union Parish evince their interest in public matters by polling a good vote next Tuesday.

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¢.

A large assortment of blank books — ledgers, journals, day books and memorandum books — at The Gazette office.

HONOR ROLL. — Farmerville High School, Third Quarter: Helena Selig, May Shultz, Annie Preaus, Eva Pace.

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.

Remember that next Tuesday is election day for state, senatorial, parochial and ward officers. Go to the polls and vote for the democratic nominees.

Deputy Sheriff Taylor captured a white man named Jesse Roberts, who stands indicted for larceny, near Tremont Tuesday, and lodged him in the Farmerville jail.

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.

Miss Flora Hirsch left to-day for her home in Natchez, Miss., after a few days visit to Miss Maude Selig.

To The Public

We hereby give notice to all shippers of freight from Monroe to Farmerville, and way landings, that we will not be responsible for any shipments made by us on gasolene boats, or any other boat that cannot be insured, and we will not pay any losses incurred on such shipments.


The parish school board met Saturday and transacted the regular routine business. The two newly appointed members, J. L. Hopkins, of Marion, and E. C. Colvin, of Bernice, were on hand. The former takes the place of B. T. Hopkins, deceased, and the latter the place of B. F. Grafton, resigned.

NOTICE OF PARTNERSHIP. Mr. T. A. Crow has become associated with the firm of Barksdale & Barksdale, of Ruston, in the practice of law, and can be found at the Farmerville office at all times. Judge Barksdale will attend court at each session to look after the firm’s matters.

Our foreman, Mr. J. C. Shumaker, has been quite sick the past two or three weeks, and we have been forced to issue The Gazette as best we could. We ask our patrons, whose orders for job work are being delayed, to bear with us patiently. They will be filled shortly.

Monday morning another fire alarm was sounded in Farmerville. The roof of the dwelling occupied by M. Gilbert and owned by Jacob Stein was well under blaze, but by energetic work of Farmerville’s active bucket brigade, the flames were soon extinguished. Like the two other buildings that recently caught fire here, the blaze was due mainly to the rotten shingles on the roof.

Strayed. From my place three miles from Concord, Ark., on Thursday night, April 7th, one deep bay mare mule, weighs about 700 pounds, age 8 years, branded with a cross on right hind leg, she is in good condition, was brought to this country last spring. Any information leading to her recovery will be liberally rewarded. D. S. NELSON, Concord, Ark.

The latest “tip” we have concerning the Farmerville & Southern railroad is that a Little Rock contracting firm will soon begin work on the grading between Marion and the northern connection on the Bastrop & El Dorado road, which will probably be somewhere between Felsenthal and Lapile; that the contract calls for the completion of the grading and laying of steel by August 1; that a reasonable forfeit will be exacted if the work is not completed within the required time, and that a heavy bond has been given to guarantee the faithful performance of the contract. This “tip” may be true and then it may not. We merely give it as it was “tipped” to us.

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.


Some invisible and antagonistic power seems to have been busy among the print shops last Wednesday. Both the Star and the News of Monroe, tied up on that date by the stoppage of their gasoline engines, the same misfortune visiting us, our gasoline “hanging up” on us until 10 a.m. Thursday morning, although every inducement was offered it to proceed. Strange combinations, these “gasos”. We have known them to stop dead still and resist every effect to start them on, and next morning, after a night of sulking, go off briskly without any apparent cause for the buck. They are properly termed “she” in the category of machines. — Ruston Leader.

We thought the pencil pusher of our Ruston contemporary was a married man. If so, he certainly is very brave to put down in “black and white” the last paragraph of the above clipping where his “better half” might see it. But possibly he has nothing to lose. All his hair may have disappeared already.

The Baton Rouge Times is the title of a new paper that has been launched upon the journalistic sea at Baton Rouge. In their prostus the management says:

Particular attention will be given to local affairs. Having the welfare of the city in mind, The Times will publish the news without fear or favor, and will at all times champion the cause of enterprises calculated to assist in the upbuilding of the city.

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.

Mr. J. M. Keller, president of the Monroe Navigation Co., was in Farmerville Thursday, interviewing our merchants regarding freight shipping business. He found that the people here were pretty unanimous in the kick for lower rates.

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.

Rev. J. G. Sloane, pastor of the Farmerville Methodist church, will begin a protracted meeting here on the 2nd Sunday in May. He will hold a meeting the previous week in Marion. Rev. Mr. Sanders, of Shreveport, will assist Pastor Sloane.

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.

The Jena Tribune offers the following excuse for the short-comings in a recent issue of its publication: “Our readers will please look over mistaken this week, as our devil has been going to church so regular he can hardly navigate.”

Mr. S. A. Guy, representing the J. L. Means Machinery Co., of Shreverport, spent a few days in Union Parish.


Notice is hereby given that all teachers who wish to take the examination for certificates to teach will present themselves at Farmerville on Thursday and Friday, April 21st and 22nd. Examination to begin at 10 o’clock.

J. O. HODNETT, Parish Superintendent.

For some time merchandise has been missing from box cars at the V. S. & P. freight yard in Monroe and it now develops that a regular band of thieves have been systematically robbing the cars. Two white men and a negro were last week arrested for the offense. At the negro’s house about $200 worth of dry goods, shoes, notions, etc., were found, which evidently stolen from the railroad. It also developed that the gang had recently done a heavy peddling business in the adjoining parish of Richland of goods presumably stolen.

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.

In Remembrance to Our Mother

Our neighborhood was enveloped in sadness and gloom, when the mournful announcement was made that our mother, Mrs. Jennie Gibson, the accomplished wife of Mr. R. A. Gibson, had crossed over the river of lite on Tuesday, March the 8th, 1904, at 1:30 p.m. Aged 35 years, 4 months and 2 days.

The deceased had been confined to her bed for several days with measles, and pneumonia followed, but not until four or five days prior to her death did her relatives and friends know her condition was precarious.

Mrs. Gibson was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Add Binford, her mother was nee Sallie Bryant. Over thirteen years she became the happy bride of R. A. Gibson. Her amiable and loving disposition, gentle and noble character, pure and christian, endeared her to all with whom she became acquainted.

It is enough to cause even the stoutest heart to bleed to think that one so dutiful and obedient in childhood, so lovable and attractive in girlhood, so devoted and affectionate in wifehood, should be thus early stricken by death’s relentless hand.

In the taking off of this pure, noble soul is the saying that death loves a shining mark fully exemplified. As she had lived so did she die, tranquil, peaceful, quiet, and firmly relying upon the promise of the blessed Savior that she should again meet her loved ones upon the resurrection morn, where sickness, sorrow, parting and weeping would be no more.

She leaves eight children, four step children, and four of her own, without a mother’s influence, also a husband to mourn the loss of a devoted, affectionate and christian wife.

She was a member of the Baptist church, baptized by W. H. Gathright, an lived a christian life until death.

Her remains were laid to rest Wednesday afternoon in Springhill cemetery surrounded by a large concourse of sorrowing friends.

In Childhood’s hour I lingered near
The hallowed seat with listening ear;
And gentle words that mother would give;
To fit me to die, and teach me to live.
She told me shame would never betide,
With truth for my creed and God for my guide;
She taught me to lisp my earliest prayer;
As I knelt beside that old Arm-chair.

Carrie G.

THE GAZETTE, one dollar a year in advance.


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