Farmerville Local News

The Gazette
April 20, 1904

Read advertisement of stray mare in another column.

The “dusky sons of Ham” were quite numerous in town Monday, attending court.

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

Miss Maude Selig returned home this week, after a brief visit to Ruston and Bernice.

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

If you have lost any hogs, read advertisement by S. E. Phillips in another column.

Mr. P. W. Mayo returned Tuesday from a visit to Shreveport and other points.

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¢.

Mr. Mose Hartman returned to Ruston Sunday to resume his position at Cooper’s Drug Store.

A number of people from all sections of the parish were in town Monday to attend court.

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

W. F. Jackson, Misses Florence Donley and Willie May Jackson went to Ruston last week.

The steamer Handy came to our landing Tuesday morning with a full cargo of freight for our merchants.

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¢.

The two-year-old child of Mr. and Mrs. C. N. Culpepper, of Bernice neighborhood, died last week.

Dr. J. L. Dendy, of Bernice, returned home Wednesday last from New Orleans, where he took a post graduate course in medicine.

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.

Messrs. Abe Arent and M. B. Shultz came up on the Handy yesterday to cst their ballots in the election.

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.

Messrs. J. D. Baughman and C. H. Jameson intend to leave soon for Hot Springs, Ark., and points in Tennessee.

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.

Sunday afternoon of last week, Dr. J. A. Talbot and Miss Inez Buckley were married at the residence of the bride’s parents in Spearsville.


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.

THE GAZETTE has received among its exchanges the Baton Rouge Times, a new daily paper started at Baton Rouge. It is a newsy, spicy paper and we wish it much success.

Mr. and Mrs. Jackson, of Sabine Parish, came to Farmerville Friday to visit the family of their son Mr. W. F. Jackson.

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.

Hon. J. M. Smith, register of the State Land Office and democratic nominee for treasurer, came to Farmerville Monday to vote in Tuesday’s election.

Steps are being taken to get the next session of the legislature to pass laws prohibiting the sale of intoxicating liquors within three miles of the Farmerville High School and also of the Bernice High School. These are moves in the right direction.

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.

The recently elected municipal officers of Farmerville qualified last week. The incoming board will find the town’s finances in better shape than any previous administration for years. After all indebtedness shall have been paid, there will be about $125 in cash in the treasury together with about one half of the taxes for 1903 yet to be collected.

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.


Mr. L. S. Scott, formerly editor of the Crowley Signal, has assumed the management of the Times-Index, a daily paper at San Bernardo, Cal. Mr. Scott is an active and energetic newspaper man, and we are sure he will make a success of the Times-Index. During his management of the Crowley Signal, he proved a potent factor in the development of Southern Louisiana in general and Crowley in particular, besides making of the Signal one of the best paying small dailies in Louisiana.

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.

Court Items

District court convened in Farmerville Monday morning with all the officers at their respective posts. The court will be engaged this week with the criminal docket.

Nolle prossequi was entered in the case of State vs. Arthur Stripling, charged with assault and battery; like orders were entered in cases of State vs. Bruce Briggs and State vs. W. L. Thomas, charged with violating primary election law.

Wm. Neal was acquitted of charge of cutting with intent to kill.

Arthur Stripling pleaded guilty to charge of assault and battery.

John Lee Browning et al. were acquitted of charge of petty larceny.

The criminal docket is made up largely of cases for violating the prohibition law, and Marion ward comes in for her full share.

How’s This? We offer One Hundred Dollars Reward for any case of Catarrh that cannot be cured by Hall’s Catarrh Cure. F. J. CHENEY & CO., Teledo O.  We, the undersigned, have known F. J. Cheney for the last 15 years, and believe him perfectly honorable in all business transactions and financially able to carry out any obligations made by their firm. West & Truax, Wholesale Druggists, Toledo, O. Walding, Kinnan & Marvin, Wholesale Druggists, Toledo. O. Hall’s Catarrh Cure is taken internally, acting directly upon the blood and mucous surfaces of the system. Testimonials sent free. Price 75c. per bottle. Sold by all druggists. Hall’s Family Pills are the best.

The Erosophian society met April 16th, 1904, with a full attendance. The president having called the meeting to order, the minutes were read and adopted after which the program was then rendered. It contained many splendid recitations, essays and compositions. After this the society elected officers for the following year, this being the last meeting. The officers elected were as follows: Harry Preaus, president; Charlie Jameson, vice-president; Kathleen Turnage, secretary; May Shultz, treasurer; Hill Jameson, sergeant at arms; Lillian Donly, critic. The following program was rendered: Harry Preaus, narrative: Helena Selig, essay; John Ludwig, reading; Sherwood Smith, conundrums; Ben Taylor, anecdote; Fannie Chandler, queries; Charlie Jameson, narrative; Truman Covington, queries; Olive Baughman, essay; Perry Pace, recitation; Annie Preaus, conundrums; Eva Pace, reading; Mattie May Barnes, recitation; Grace Hudson, anecdote; Honor Odom, composition.

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.

Mrs. I. T. Fowler has been ill the past week; but we are glad to state that she is well again. Her daughter, Mrs. Lee Phillips, could not visit her during her sickness on account of measles, but she desires to thank the good ladies of Farmerville who administered to her mother.

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.

We regret to report that Mr. F. M. Henry was killed near Drew, La., by a tree falling upon him while he was working in his field. He was formerly a resident of Union Parish, where he has many relatives and friends who are sorely grieved over his untimely death.


This certifies that the citizens of Bernice School District will petition the legislature for a special act prohibiting the sale of intoxicating liquors within a radius of three miles of the Bernice school.

E. C. Colvin
L. W. Landers
April 9, 1904

Farmerville’s amateur theatrical talent will present to the public the laughable play “The Daestrick Skule,” at the K. of P. hall next Friday evening. A small admission will be charged to raise a library fund for the Farmerville High School.

An awful tragedy was enacted at Rochelt, La., last Monday. As the Iron Mountain train as pulling away from the depot some unknown person fired at it, three bullets striking Oscar Newton, Bob Newton and Fuller Thompson. The former was shot through the bowels, and may die.

Yesterday’s election in Union Parish passed off very quietly. Being a fine day for out door work, quite a number of farmers did not leave their field to go to the polls; hence a light vote was cast. It is estimated that the vote of the parish will be 400 to 450, the straight democratic ticket being generally voted. At the Farmerville precinct 83 ballots were cast.

Sale of town lots at Felsenthal, Ark., on the New El Dorado & Bastrop Railway. – The Arkansas Southern Railroad will make rate of one and one third fare from all stations on line, Dodson, La. to El Dorado, Ark. and return, good going April 27th and returning April 28th.

Those Blind Tigers Again.

In your good paper of April 6, we had a friend who wrote on the above heading. He was deeply impressed that there was a “blind tiger” in the town of Farmerville. Friend, I think so too. We don’t know exactly where he is “crouched,” but from the way men stagger in the streets, and the red eyes, and the real whiskey itself you smell on their breath, are all good indications of his being in our town.

My dear friend asked, “Why is it so hard to find out who sells the poisonous stuff?” I will answer by saying there are too many of the business men, officers and so called church members who like its wild taste too well.

Is it possible that the men who hold the sacred trusts of office are going to shield and protect this great evil? I appeal to the business men of the town. Look at the men as they stagger by your front doors, and then look at your wives and children meeting them on the streets. Is not this enough to make you say, I for one am ready to stamp it out of our town.

I have a record of the official business of the U. S. Marshal for the Western District of Arkansas from June 1, 1897, to Nov. 1, 1900, showing that in Howard County, Marshal H. B. Holman, caught 70 moonshiners and 19 blind tigers; in Pike county he caught 78 moonshiners and 10 blind tigers. I think if we had a Holman in these parts he could reach that number in a far shorter time.

Officers, be men in the place of shame-faced monkeys and say, I will stamp it out.


P. S. I remarked in the above that we did not know where the “tiger” was crouched, but since that writing I have tracked him to his den, or, at least, we know where one of the dangerous animals is shielded. Men who are men, can see the negro go into the “dives” and come out with his bosom full of whiskey and start for the woods or some isolated spot, and then here comes Mr. White Man, looking as innocent as a dove, but watch him and he will take the negro’s track and they meet and take the social drink together

What is the future of your town and the children who are being reared under such influences?



At Selig & Baughman’s stable on last Thursday, April 14, 1904, one light bay mare, weighs about 750 pounds, blaze face, white band feet. Owner can get the mare by paying charges and proving ownership.

D. Selig, Farmerville, La.

Several of the business men of Farmerville met last week for the purpose of memorializing congress to allot to the improvement of Bayou D’Arbonne a portion of the funds appropriated recently for the improvement of the Mississippi river and her tributaries.

The corner stone of the new court house of Union Parish will be laid next Saturday with appropriate Masonic Exercises. Several of the officers of the grand Masonic Lodge are expected to be present.

THE GAZETTE, one dollar a year in advance.


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