Farmerville Local News

The Gazette
May 25, 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.


Mr. I. T. Fowler is quite sick.

Mrs. Edw. Everett and children went to Monroe Friday last.

Karl A. Pleasant is the only one in town who has a soda font.

The steamers Handy and Oceola were at the Farmerville landing Friday.

Miss Jennie Preaus left Sunday for a visit to Shiloh and other places.

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

We regret to learn that the condition of town Marshall W. J. Roane is not improved.

Miss Mable Tucker, of Oakland, is visiting in Farmerville, the guest of Mr. T. J. Breed.

Subscribe for the THE GAZETTE. It is worth ten times its cost and growing better all the time.

The schools are closing and the sweethearts of the girls and boys are coming home. Happy season.

I am prepared to counteract the effects of summer heat with cold ice drinks. KARL A. PLEASANT.

Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Stancil and Miss Rosa Ramsey left Farmerville Saturday for a visit to Ruston, La.

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.

Willie the little son of Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Breed has been quite sick but is, we are pleased to learn, much improved.

Mr. F. J. O’Neil, of St. Louis, representing Ballard Snow Liniment Co., of St. Louis, was in town Monday in the interest of his house.

Photographs! Photographs!!

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


Rev. J. G. Sloane and Rev. J. S. Sanders after holding a protracted meeting left Monday for their respective homes.

If the water continues to fall as rapidly as it has fallen the last few days teh boating seasoning in the D’Arbonne has about ended.

Mr. Henry Haas left Tuesday on a visit to Shreveport, Coushatta and other points. He expects to remain away several weeks.

Miss Birdie Cook returned home Tuesday from Allentown, La. where she has been teaching for the last several months.

Why do you want to suffer with thirst and warm weather when you can quench your thirst and cool off at the soda font and winter quarters of KARL A. PLEASANT.

Mr. J. D. Baughman after several weeks visit to Hot Springs and other points returned home last Wednesday. Mr. Baughman looks to be in fine health and spirits.

Mr. W. J. Atkinson, formerly of this town but now residing in Monroe, made a visit to Farmerville Thursday on the steamer Oceloa and left Friday morning on the steamer Handy.

Brick work on the new court house has been slightly delayed on account of want of coloring for the mortar, but has not retarded the carpenters who are now at work covering the main roof.

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. 50 per box. W. M. Christian, Rutherford, Tenn.

Why not advertise in THE GAZETTE? People do not know what you have to sell unless you advertise. We have figured it on a conservative basis and find that advertising pays one thousand per cent.

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 mule which was stolen from the lot of Mr. J. R. Shultz has been found near Lilly. It is claimed that Henry Lucas, a young negro stole the mule and when near Lilly turned the mule loose and stole a horse. The father of this boy is a good negro but such bucks, as this lad need attention.

Buggies! Buggies!

A carload of buggies. I have light buggies, heavy buggies, single buggies, double buggies, and there are no humbuggies in the statement. Any style you want almost any price you want. They were bought to suit the trade and everybody can be suited. Come and look at them even if you do not buy. It pleases us to show them because the assortment is so unique. You can ride with ease and in style if you will but call on

J. D. BAUGHMAN, Farmerville, La.

Messrs. Alex Lawler and M. P. Nicol, two young gentlemen at work on the new court house, have each a Dulcinea del Toboso at Ruston and left Saturday to spend Sunday with the fair ones. They returned Sunday night. Monday morning they contemplated striking for time and demanding that they work five instead of six days in the weeks, but gave up the idea. They report a delectable trip.

$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.

Mass Meeting

The mass meeting called by Mayor W. F. Jackson for the purpose of discussing amendments to the charter of the town of Farmerville met in the court house at 8:30 o’clock last night.

The meeting was presided over by Mayor Jackson and clerk of the council Rudolph Haas acted as secretary. On request of Mayor Jackson, W. D. Munholland stated the object of the meeting, to be to receive suggestions and to discuss propositions regarding amendments that should and are necessary to be made to the present charter of Farmerville with a view to securing these amendments at as early date as practicable.

Mr. Everett then read and briefly discussed a few sections, chiefly sec. 40 of act 136 of 1898, and suggested the appointment of a committee to investigate the laws governing municipal charters. Dr. Jameson favored the appointment of the committee and Mr. C. H. Murphy moved that a committee be appointed to investigate all the laws governing charters for municipalities and that the committee report to the meeting Thursday, June 2. The motion was seconded by Mr. R. Haas and after some discussion the motion was carried. The chairman then appointed as a committee, F. F. Preaus, W. D. Munholland, Judge R. B. Dawkins, Edward Everett, C. H. Murphy and J. M. Underwood, Jr.

The meeting then adjourned until the time set for the committee to report.


Are your oats ready to harvest, if so, call on me and get the McCormick Vertical lift mower, rake and grinder. It not only saves your oats, but your peas, sorghum and crab grass. The mower can be used in corn land, across or otherwise, the stalks will not hinder the progress of the machine. Car load just received. Satisfaction guaranteed.

B. F. Post, Lillie, La.

Rev. J. T. King returned last Wednesday from the Southern Baptist Convention held at Nashville. He says there were one thousand delegates present and together with the visitors numbered about six thousand in attendance. He reports a most delightful trip.

Acute Rheumatism. Deep tearing or wrenching pains, occasioned by betting wet through; worse when at rest, or on first moving the limbs and in cold or damp weather, is cured quickly by Ballard’s Snow Liniment. Oscar Oleson, Gibson City, Illinois, writes Feb. 16, 1902: “A year ago I was troubled with a pain in my back. It soon got so bad I could not bend over. One bottle of Ballard’s Snow Liniment cured me.” 25c, 50c, $1.00. Sold by J. D. Baughman.

The continued cold spring weather has caused the crops to be rather backward, but old Sol from now on will come down with a “fluence” that all the crops will be bound to respect.

Karl A. Pleasant has in connection with his family grocery a soda fountain, and is prepared to serve the public with all kinds of cold drinks and ice cream, and will always be prepared to supply the public with ice.

Rev. J. T. King wishes to extend his thanks to Messrs. Shaver and Ward for a complimentary phone put in the Baptist parsonage by them.

Come and see our new carload of Surreys all styles and prices. They were bought to suit every body and every body can be suited. The biggest and best display of vehicles ever brought to Farmerville. J. D. BAUGHMAN.

The protracted meeting which has been conducted at the Methodist Church for the last week adjourned Sunday night last. There was one accession to the Church and three others joined by letter.

Have You a Cough? A dose of Ballard’s Horehound Syrup will revieve it Have you a cold? A dose of Herbine at bed time and frequent small doses of Horehound Syrup during the day will remove it. Try it for whooping cough, for asthma, for consumption, for bronchitis. Mrs. Joe McGrath, 327 E. !st street, Hutchinson, Kan., writes: “If I have used Ballard’s Horehound Syrup in my family for 5 years, and find it the best and most palatable medicine I ever used.” 25c, 50c, $1.00. Sold by J. D. Baughman.

Mr. and Mrs. D. W. Dawson and Mrs. C. B. Atkinson visited relatives in Oak Ridge, La., Sunday.

Hon. L. E. Thomas and wife of Shreveport passed through Farmerville Wednesday of last week en route to Marion from the Grand Lodge, Knights of Pythias, which met at Ruston. Mr. Thomas returned to Farmerville Monday and left Tuesday for home while Mrs. Thomas will spend a week in Marion.

NOTICE! On account of the reduction in the price of ice and the cost of delivery and so new regular customers, I will no longer deliver same after Saturday, May 28th, except it be in quantities of ten pounds and above and this not on Sundays. Plenty of ice at all times of day for KARL A. PLEASANT.

The Devil of the office, Played the devil with the safe. Lost combination, books inside, Which made the Foreman chafe.

Surreys! Surreys!

A carload of Surreys! I have all grades of Surreys, light or heavy. I desire to please my customers. Have Surreys for all and at prices you can pay. I want you to ride easy and then you will ride more and get healthy and rich. Come and see for yourselves. J. D. BAUGHMAN.

Two of the young men who broke Jail, namely Martin and Murry returned two days after and gave up to Sheriff. Jessie Roberts the third man is still at large.

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. A. C. Brummett and wife, of Monroe, were visitors to Farmerville Friday last. Mr. Brummett is a knight of the grip, representing the American Snugg Co., of New York, and Mrs. Bummett, though taking no part in canvassing the trade, was gracious enough to add materially to the pleasure of her husband’s trip “through the hills by team”.

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 Proprietor of THE GAZETTE has been heard from and reports an enjoyable trip, but that while there are many things to see, he says the buildings and grounds are not yet completed. He and his wife will return this week and attend the Fair later.

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.

The Rock Island surveying crew are again surveying southward from the line of Arkansas. Last summer they made a preliminary survey coming as far as Farmerville, and so far they seem to be practically following the line then run. Should Farmerville get this road also, there is little doubt but that the town will resume if not exceed its former significance as a trade center. With the enterprises now being formed we feel safe in predicting for the town a rapid and prosperous growth.

THE GAZETTE is pleased to place on its exchange list the Daily Times-Index, published at San Bernardino, Cal., and edited by Mr. L. S. Scott, formerly editor of the Crowley Signal. Mr. Scott is an energetic, wide awake and able newspaper man and the Daily Times Index is a strong earnest of his capacity. Mr. Scott shows by numerous quotations from Louisiana papers that he is still in interested in the “white bosomed sugar-lipped queen of the South,” though he now lives in another state. The space devoted to Louisiana in the Times Index shows that the editor, though far away, still has a fondness for the grand old State.

THE GAZETTE acknowledges receipt of the very able address of Hon. Joseph E. Ransdell in the House of Representatives, April 11th, 1904., the House having under consideration the River and Harbor appropriation bill.

Best Liniment on Earth.  Henry D. Baldwin, Supt. City Water Works, 
Shullsburg, Wis., writes: “I have tried many kinds of liniment, but have never received much benefit until I used Ballard’s Snow Liniment for rheumatism and pains. I think it is the best liniment on earth.” 25c, 50c and $1.00 bottle.

THE GAZETTE deserves credit if it reaches its subscribers this week, for it is having a hard time under present conditions. The editor is sick of the foreman, the foreman is sick of the sub, the sub is after the devil and the devil has it in for us all.

THE GAZETTE acknowledges an invitation to attend the corner stone ceremonies of Alumni Hall, Louisiana State University at Baton Rouge on Tuesday May 31st, 1904.

I will be at Marion until the first of June, then at Farmerville prepared to do all kinds of dental work. J. M. THURMAN.

The Japs are about to banish Russian to Siberia for life, on account of the fact that Russia was disseminating disturbing political utterances in Corea and Manchuria.

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

The Hotel Grouchy a famous old hostelry at Baton Rogue was gutted by fire on the night of the 20th of May. This building was erected about fifty years ago and its rooms have often served to shield the conferences of the politicians.

Several of Farmerville’s citizenship are wetting their feet and muddying their clothes this week in an effort to exchange a measly worm of a defunct minnow for a brook trout or a white perch. The result usually is—mud cat.

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. T. Arthur Crow and wife left Friday for a visit to Marion and returned Sunday afternoon. Mr. Crow reports that Marion is on a boom and will soon establish a bank.

Miss Mollie Long, who has been on a visit to her sister Mrs. J. T. King, was called home to Winnfield, Tuesday on account of the serious illness of her mother.

Rev. J. T. King, we are informed, had the misfortune to lose his horse at Oakland. We have not learned what caused the death of the animal.

Mr. Sam Roberts, of Bernice, was a visitor to Farmerville Tuesday on business.

THE GAZETTE, one dollar a year in advance.


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