Farmerville Local News

The Gazette
May 4, 1904

Newspaper Man Wanted.

I want at once an all-round newspaper man — sober and energetic — to take charge of the editorial and mechanical departments of THE GAZETTE. Will sell an interest in the plant to the right party. Send references as to qualifications and state terms.


A fine rain would be welcomely received about now.

Mr. E. J. Haas and family left Sunday for Vicksburg, Miss.

Mrs. Kate Gilbert has been appointed postmistress at Farmerville.

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¢.

Judge Dawkins went to Natchitoches this week to hear cases pending before the court of appeals.

Messrs. Edward Everett, W. D. Munholland and F. F. Preaus went to Ouachita City Tuesday on business.

Mr. J. C. Shumaker, who went to New Orleans for medical treatment, writes us that he feels slightly better.

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

This section promises to be blessed with a fine peach crop this year — the first good yield of that fruit in several years.

Revs. Sloane and Sanders are conducting a protracted meeting at Marion. They will begin a meeting at Farmerville next Sunday.

Photographs! Photographs!!

When in Bernice call and see my new photographic work. I can show you better than I can tell you.


After a few days visit with their son’s family, Mr. and Mrs. F. V. Jackson left Sunday for their home in Fort Jessup, La.

Mr. R. E. Chambers, of Memphis, Tenn., who has been visiting relatives in Union Parish for the past few weeks, gave us a pleasant call Monday.

Have just completed my new photograph gallery, with fine sky-light, and am in position to do you better work than ever before. Call and see me. I am yours for good photos. J. B. ADCOCK

Mrs. J. D. Baughman and daughter Thelma left Monday to join Mr. Baughman in a couple weeks recreation at Hot Springs, Ark.

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.

COMMENCEMENT EXERCISES. The commencement exercises of the Farmerville High School will be held at the Methodist church, Friday evening, May 6, 1904, beginning at 8 o’clock. Every one is cordially invited to be present. J. B. Hix.

Isn’t it about time for the candidates for assessor and surveyor to begin their campaign in dead earnest? THE GAZETTE is ready and willing to tell “the dear people” what you want.

STRAYED. From my place 2 miles southwest of Linnville, on April 17, one sorrel mare and colt. The mare has a white spot in forehead, branded on left foreshoulder with “B”, about 8 years old. Colt is one year old, and when left my place had on mussle. When last heard from they were at Sawyer’s ferry. Any information leading to their recovery will be suitable rewarded. J. W. Hollis, Linnville, La.

At a supper given last Thursday evening in Bernice by the Ladies Aid Society of the Baptist church about $56 was realized. The funds will be used toward paying for new seats in the Baptist church there.

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.

At the recent municipal election in Bernice, the following officers were chosen: Mayor, M. A. Talbot; councilmen, J. T. Crews, E. C. Colvin, W. F. Grafton; marshal, W. H. McLaurin.

STRAYED OR STOLEN. From my place April 14th, one sorrel mare about 8 years old; branded on left hip. Any information leading to her recovery will be liberally rewarded. JIM DIXON, Farmerville, La.

Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Killgore, of Cherry Ridge neighborhood, were in Farmerville last Friday. Mr. Killgore boasts of the peace and quiet of his section. He says the court records show that but few crimes or law suits occur among the six warders.

NO OTHERS. It is a class to itself. It has on rivals. It cures where others merely relieve. For aches, pains, stiff joints, cuts, burns, bites, etc., it is the quickest and surest remedy ever devised. We mean Hunt’s Lightning oil.

A ripple of excitement was created in Farmerville Monday morning over a scuffle between Marshal Roan and C. D. Covington, growing out of the effort of the Marshal to arrest Mr. Covington. By-standers separated the men and nobody was hurt.

NEVER FAILS. There is one remedy, and only one, I have ever found, to cure without fail such troubles in my family as Eczema, Ringworm, and all others of an itching character. That remedy is Hunt’s Cure. We always use it and it never fails. 50c per box. W. M. Christian, Rutherford, Tenn.

Mr. J. O. Fuller, of Bernice, informs us that a negro school teacher was lynched Saturday night at Dodson. He had freely given utterance to language quite objectionable to the whites, for which he was asked to leave the town. Instead of doing so he persisted in “the error of his ways,” which terminated as above state.

The Timely Time. Last spring our entire family took a few weeks’ course of Simmon’s Sarsaparilla and it s effects were extremely gratifying. We enjoyed better health all summer than usual, which we attribute to its timely use. Very gratefully yours, Samuel Hinton, De Kalb, Miss. 50c and $1 bottles.

Monday morning a number of negro workmen on the court house “struck for higher wages.” The contractors did not see fit to meet their demand, and as additional laborers could not be had right away, the architect, superintendent and book-keeper in charge of the work went to handling brick and mortar like Trojans. Such a spirit of independence and determination is indeed commendable.


From Felsenthal, Ark., April 14, 1904, one light bay pony mare, 5 to 6 years old, both hind feet and ankles white; has narrow white blaze in forehead which widens as it approaches nose; has small sink or dent in side of neck; not branded; was raised on Bayou D’Arbonne near Shiloh. Information leading to her recovery will be rewarded. Thomas Smedlry, Sadie, La.

$100 Reward, $100.

The readers of this paper will be pleased to learn that there is at least one dreaded disease that science has been able to cure in all its stages, and that is Catarrh. Hall’s Catarrh cure is the only positive cure now known to the medical fraternity. Catarrh being a constitutional disease, requires a constitutional disease, requires a constitutional disease requires a constitutional treatment. Hall’s Catarrh Cure is taken internally, acting directly upon the blood and mucous surfaces of the system, thereby destroying the foundation of the disease and giving the patient strength by building up the constitution and assisting nature in doing its work. The proprietors have so much faith in its curative powers that they offer One Hundred Dollars for any case that it fails to cure. Send for list of testimonials. Address: F. J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo O. Sold by all Druggists, 73c. Take Hall’s Family Pills for constipation.

THE GAZETTE extends thanks to Messrs. O. B. Staples and Q. A. Hester, managers of the Ruston Chautauqua, for a complimentary season ticket. Messrs. Staples and Hester are leaving no stone unturned to make the coming season of the Chautauqua the most successful and attractive in its history. Eminent platform orators are being engaged, and those who are fortunate enough to be able to attend the Chautauqua can count on both a pleasant and profitable time.


Strayed from my place on April 24, 1904, one dark bay mare, white spot in forehead, left hind foot white, branded “E. R.” on left hind leg, weighs 650 to 700 pounds shows saddle gaits, carries tall to right side. She was seen near Geo. Andrews place, 5 miles west of Marion, last Sunday afternoon, going in southwesterly direction. Information leading to her recovery will be rewarded. Address: WALKER WILSON, Cecil, La.

W. H. Hunter, the young man who mysteriously disappeared from Ruston about one month ago, while serving as operator at the cotton exchange, has been located in St. Louis. His personal effects, of considerable value, still remain unclaimed in his room at the hotel and his friends are yet at a loss to account for his peculiar and uncalled for actions. — Ruston Leader.

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. C. B. Quarles, of Shreveport, district lecturer for the Woodmen of the World, addressed an appreciative audience in the interest of the order he represents at the K. of P. hall in Farmerville Tuesday evening. Nice refreshments were served by the local lodge.


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

A negro named Fred Flunder, possibly one of the oldest darkies of this section, died last week near D’Arbonne. He was 93 years of age.

Miss Lena, daughter of Mr. G. L. Jackson, of Many, La., returned home Sunday after a few days visit in Farmerville.

In view of the handsome appearance of the new court house, now under construction, adjacent property holders should begin to put on a “new dress”.

The Purity League of Laurel, Miss., backed by the sheriff and his deputies, last week raided the blind tiger and disorderly section of the town and bagged ten prisoners. If the blind tiger people in Farmerville don’t call a halt, an incensed populace might take similar steps here.


I have taken up under the stock law, eight hogs — seven black and one black and white spotted. Marked as follows: Smooth crop in the right ear and swallow fork in the left. Will be sold on May 15, 1904, if not sooner claimed by owner. S E. PHILLIPS, Bernice, La.

In Memoriam

Mrs. Rebecca Gates departed this life near Palestine, Tex., on Feb. 13, 1904; aged 91 years 4 months and 26 days. Her maiden name was Rebecca Caver and she was born in South Carolina on Sept. 17, 1812. At about the age of 18 she married Joseph Gates and soon after moved to Alabama and thence to Union Parish in 1843. Here she lived and reared a family of nine children, only four of whom survive, one being Mr. H. E. Gates, a well known resident of this parish. In 1893 she joined her children in Texas where she lived to the time of her death.

One of the old land marks which linked us to the pioneer past is gone — a loved voice is hushed forever — a familiar footfall silent forevermore. During nearly all her life she had been a consistent member of the Baptist church, and her life so radiated the spirit of Christ as to be a benediction to all who knew her.

As wife, mother, friend and neighbor she was faithful and true. We know that we shall meet again “in the sweet fields of Eden, where the weary are at rest.”


THE GAZETTE, one dollar a year in advance.


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