Farmerville Local News

The Gazette
May 18, 1904

I have assumed the temporary editorial control of THE GAZETTE during the absence of the proprietor Mr. J. G. Trimble. It shall be my effort during the time I am in charge to keep the paper up to its present high standard and I trust that the subscribers to THE GAZETTE, and the press will accord me the same gracious tolerance they did when I last had control. W. C. MUNHOLLAND.

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.


No real estate transfers this week.

A bountiful rain, very much needed, fell her Monday.

Mr. Karl Pleasant made a business trip to Bernice Monday.

May, this year, has been almost as cold as November usually is.

District court will convene in Farmerville Monday May 30th.

THE GAZETTE smells orange blossoms and hears the jingling of bells.

Mr. I. T. Fowler has moved to the Birch house on Main Street in Farmerville.

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.

Report has it that several new brick buildings will be put up in Farmerville.

Dr. J. M. Thurman will be at Farmerville may 18th for a few days to do dental work.

Misses Helena Selig and Ellen Hans left Sunday for a visit to Bernice, Ruston and Monroe.

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

Mr. L. H. Barnes was on a visit to Farmerville this week together with four other insurance men.

Dr. J. W. Thurman will be at Marion May 18th for a few days to do dental work of all kinds.

Miss Florence Donley, after a few days visit with relatives in Junction City, returned home Friday.

Mr. H. Ludwig, who has been on the sick list in Marion for the past few days, returned home Friday.

Photographs! Photographs!!

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


Miss Ethel Aulds, the accomplished daughter of Mr. W. W. Aulds, of Bernice, is visiting in Farmerville.

Mr. George E. Head, a talented lawyer of the Arcadia bar, was in Farmerville last week on professional business.

We regret to learn that Mr. W. J. Roane, town marshal, has been confined to his room with sickness for the past week.

Miss Josie Gill, of Ruston, is visiting relatives and friends in Farmerville. She is the guest of Mrs. J. D. Baughman.

Judge W. R. Roberts, of Bernice, came over Monday to attend court, but found that same would not convene until May 30th.

Mr. J. D. McGee, of the McClure Lumber Co., of West Monroe, was in town Saturday to attend the tax sale and left early Sunday morning.

I will be in Bernice, Monday May 23, to stay one week prepared to do all kinds of dental work. C. H. LAURENCE, D. D. S.

The corn crib of Mr. John J. Price was burned Friday night last, the crib containing about 350 to 400 bushels of corn. It is not known how the fire originated, but it is thought to have been of incendiary origin.

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¢.

Messrs. C. H. Murphy, a delegate to the Grand Lodge K. of P., which met in Ruston Monday, May 16th, R. Haas and G. Hartman all left for the Grand Lodge Sunday on the gasoline boat Palmer via Monroe. Mr. Hartman took his son Lester with him.

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 photographs. J. B. ADCOCK

Mr. John Lockwood, of Ruston, came over Saturday and returned Sunday on the gasoline Palmer via Monroe. He was accompanied by two gentlemen, Messrs. Barley, a Florida lumber man, and Brown, a real estate man from Monroe.

STRAY PONY. 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 SMEDLEY, SADIE, LA.

It is reported that there are over 200 teams now working on the Farmerville & Southern railroad and the contractors intend to complete grading of the whole line by or before the 31st day of July. The cross ties are being put along the right-of-way near the road bed and every indication points to an early completion of the road and the running of trains over it to Farmerville.

LOST MARE. 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.

Jessie Roberts, Jim Martin and Jona Murray, Jr., broke jail Sunday night and have thus far escaped. Jessie Roberts was serving a sentence in jail and the other young men had only been placed there but a few days under a warrant sworn out before the justice of the peace. The police jury should see that the cells in the jail are made secure as these men broke out of a steel cell. The sheriff can not keep prisoners unless these cells are made more secure or new ones put in.

$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.

Capt. H. W. McLeod Dead.

Capt. H. W. McLeod died suddenly Monday at the residence of Mr. Sandy Farrar, about seven or eight miles above Farmerville, of indigestion causing heart failure. Capt. McLeod was a gallant confederate soldier during the civil was and with his patriotism, bravery and daring was among the foremost in the state to bring about the reconstruction of Louisiana which wrenched the state from the control of the republican party and restored the government management of the white people. The deceased leaves quite a large family and numerous friends to mourn his death. To his estimable family THE GAZETTE tenders the deepest sympathy.

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.

THE GAZETTE has received an obituary for publication, signed M. A. M. The writer’s name need not be signed to the obituary, but should accompany same. Obituaries are charged for.

Our young friends Gibson Headrick and Oscar Brantley, knights of the grip were visitors to the merchants of our town. Saturday, as was also the fat knight Mr. Tutt who is trying to bridle, saddle and harness the earth.

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 GAZETTE is pleased to learn that Mrs. D. F. Rabun who has been quite dangerously ill is so much improved that she is now able to be up.

Mr. J. H. Anderson after a professional trip to Texarkana, Ark., returned home Saturday afternoon. He reports a successful trip and a most delightful time.

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.

A protracted meeting was begun Friday night last at the Methodist church. The pastor Rev. J. G. Sloane being assisted by the Rev. Mr. Sanders.

A great many people from various portions of the parish attended the tax sale Saturday. It is evident that lands in Union Parish are becoming valuable.

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. J. G. Trimble and wife left Sunday morning for the World’s Fair at St. Louis and while there will not only see the fair, but will attend the press association.

Judge R. B. Dawkins after holding court in Lincoln Parish, and then sitting as a member of the circuit court with Judge John C. Pugh, returned home Saturday evening.

Messrs. J. E. Cavanagh and W. B. Arnold, of the Union Saw Mill Company, were in town last week on business.


Stolen from the Stable of J. R. Shultz of Farmerville, Sunday night, May, 15th, one brownish bey mare mule, blind in left eye, belonging to Mrs. P. A. Kolb, of Homesville, La. Anyone who will return the mule to owner to J. R. Shultz at Farmerville, or notify either of them where the mule is, will be liberally rewarded.

J. R. Shultz,
Farmerville, La.

Success at the price of the soul is failure.

No. man’s conversion stops with himself.

God has some blessing to heal every bane.

Without eternity life is an eternal enigma. – Ram’s Horn.

Prayer for others leads to care for others.

Jeering produces fearing only in the fool.

His providence is oft to prove his people.

Some men carry their business into all their dealings with others.

Captain M. W. Wilson now has charge of the steamer Oceola and will handle the trade between Farmerville and Monroe.

Sheriff elect J. W. Taylor, happened to a painful accident Tuesday afternoon. While standing around the new court house viewing the work, he stepped upon a wire nail running it into his left foot.

In his Ranch Life (pp 9 and 10) Theodore Roosevelt wrote that the cow boys were “brutally dissipated” but they are much better fellows and pleasanter companions than small farmers or agricultural laborers nor are the mechanics and workmen of a great city to be mentioned in the same breath.”

Dr. Walter E. Black, of Leger, Oklahoma Territory, is visiting Farmerville with the view of locating. Dr. Black says that give who live here have but a faint idea of how many people in other states are talking of Louisiana’s coming development, and says he is prospecting for a location in order to be here at the beginning of the boom. We hope and believe that the doctor is right, and that many more will come.

Yesterday about two o’clock p. m. Farmerville had a light blaze. The telephone exchange caught fire, or rather the house in which it is, and the bucket brigade had quite an exciting time for a while. The fire was soon extinguished and but little damage was occasioned.

Mr. John R. Shultz reports that he has a mule either lost or stolen. Some incline the opinion that possibly the mule was ridden off by one of the parties who broke jail Sunday night, as the mule disappeared from Mr. Shultz’s lot on that night.

The term of the district court for this month has been postponed until the week beginning Monday May 30, 1904, when the witnesses in all cases pending are ordered to be in attendance.

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.

The remaining three brick layers who were working on the court house quit work Saturday afternoon, thus to some extent regarding the completion of the building.

Mr. M. A. Talbot and his son Mr. M. W. Talbot, of Bernice, paid THE GAZETTE an appreciative call while in Farmerville Tuesday. The elder Mr. Talbot says all the south side of Bernice which was burned, when rebuilt, which will be soon, will be of brick.

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.

Dr. Morrow Skips

Dr. F. Morrow, the veterinarian who has been stopping at the Johnson House since his return from his post graduate course in Chicago, left between two suns owing his board and lodging bill. Mrs. Johnson was indignant and wanted him arrested, having learned that he had gone to Vicksburg. According to her statement Morrow informed her of a trip to the country he proposed taking and that he might not return until the following day. He did not return on the day he said he would and Mrs. Johnson’s suspicions being aroused, she sent a servant to his room to see if his “belongings” were there. The servant reported that his trunk was still there when Mrs. Johnson began an investigation to satisfy herself, when on opening the trunk it was the old story that confronted her, four bricks well wrapped in old newspapers and a large knotty stick of stove wood also wrapped. Then it dawned on her that Dr. Morrow had skipped and the only thing she had to represent his indebtedness was the trunk and contents above noted. — Monroe Star

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