Farmerville Local News

The Gazette
June 22, 1904 


To the many friends and patrons of THE GAZETTE I wish to announce that I have taken charge of THE GAZETTE, succeeding Mr. Munholland, whose valedictory appeared in last week’s issue. I will do my utmost to hold the paper up to the high standard which it has attained through the excellent work of Mr. Munholland as editor and Mr. Ernest Gilbert as manager of the mechanical department.

Being preceded by such a well known and pleasing writer as Mr. Munholland, I cannot help but feel that my light, at first, will be rather dim, contrasting with the brightness of the one which he has left behind, but I trust that so soon as the readers of THE GAZETTE get from under the spell which my predecessor has been wont to hold them under, I may be more able to interest them.

Trusting that I may be able to both please and interest you, I am,

Sincerely yours,


Born to Rev. and Mrs. J. T. King, on last Friday night, a pair of fines girls. Mother and children doing well.

Mr. Elias Taylor, of the Mosley’s Bluff neighborhood, was in town Saturday and paid THE GAZETTE an appreciated call.

Mr. Horace Ludwig has been appointed town marshal temporarily to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Marshal Roan.

FOR SALE. One log wagon and ox team, also one registered Durham bull. J. D. BAUGHMAN.

Mr. D. E. Laupheimer, who has been on a visit to Monroe for several days returned home Saturday.

ICE FOR EVERYBODY. 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.

The tin-roofers, who had the hazardous task of putting the tin roof on the court house, finished their work Saturday.

Miss Helena Selig returned home Friday from Monroe where she has been visiting relatives and friends for several weeks past.

A few Tennessee saddle and harness horses for sale. JAMESON & BAUGHMAN.

V. M. Lynch, the genial representative of the Brown Shoe Co., was on our streets Thursday.

Mr. J. E. Clayton, an attorney from Ruston, is in Farmerville this week.

Mr. H. M. Jarman, a genial knight of the grip, was on our streets Tuesday interviewing our merchants in the interest of his firm.

By your spectacles and other optical goods from me. I sell all kinds cheap. HENRY ARCHER.


Owning to a vacancy in the Executive Committee caused by the moving away of R. M. Gill from ward 9, I hereby appoint M. F. Carey a member of said body.

C. H. JAMESON, Chairman.

Hon. J. C. Rocket of the Spearsville neighborhood was a visitor to Farmerville last Monday.

Capt. E. T. Sellers of Walnut Lane was in Farmerville last Monday attending to his duties as Superintendent of the Farmers Institute which met here on that day.

Mr. W. A. Shaw, editor of the Columbia Herald of Columbia, La., was in Farmerville Monday and while here, paid the Gazette a visit.


Teachers are wanted for the Primary and Intermediate rooms of the Farmerville High School. Apply to J. B. Hix, Farmerville, La.

Mrs. Florence Johnson of Monroe is in Farmerville this week visiting friends, the guest of Mrs. F. F. Preaus.

Mr. and Mrs. M. J. Pearson left Saturday for Hot Springs, Ark. For some time Mr. Pearson has been suffering with neuralgia of the eye, and he has gone there for treatment. We wish him speedy recovery.

It is reported that fish are biting fine in Bayou D’Abonne.

The Farmerville base-ball team crossed bats with the Marion nine last Saturday. The score stood 18 to 9 in favor of Farmerville, but the boys say that they never saw anyone take defeat with as good grace as did their opponents, as they were never treated nicer in their lives.

Miss Reita Hartman who has been absent for several weeks attending the Grand Lodge of the Order of Eastern Star, of which Order she is Grand Treasurer, and also visiting friends in Beaumont, Texas returned home last Monday.

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. T. J. Breed, cashier of the Farmerville State Bank, left Saturday for a visit to relatives and friends in Arkansas. He may also take in the St. Louis Exposition before he returns.

Where Others Failed. “Each spring for five or six years I broke out with a kind of Eczema which nothing seemed to relieved permanently. Finally I tried a box of Hunt’s Cure, which promptly cured me. Two years have passed by but the trouble has not returned.” MRS. KATE HOWARD, LITTLE ROCK, Ark. 50c. per box.

A big barbecue will be given on July 5th, at Loutre, La. The writer is indebted to his friend, Dr. H. N. Jones, for an invitation to it. Judge R. B. Dawkins and Hon. J. M. Dawkins have been invited to deliver addresses on the occasion.

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¢.

Rev. J. U. H. Wharton of Little Rock, Ark. will assist Rev. J. T. King in a series of meetings, in Marion beginning on the second Sunday in July. Rev. Wharton is quite well known throughout Union Parish, as he lived in Farmerville for several years and his friends are many.

Test Its Value. Simmons’ Liver Purifier is the most valuable remedy I ever tried for constipation and disordered Liver. It does its work thoroughly, but does not gripe like most remedies of its character. i certainly recommend it whenever opportunity occurs. W. M. TOMLINSON, Oswego, Kansas. Price 25c.

Preparations are being made for a big barbecue and basket dinner at Cecil on July 2nd. Judge R. B. Dawkins, Hon. F. F. Preaus and T. A. Crow, Esq., have been invited to deliver addresses for the occasion. A string hand has been engaged to furnish music. The public generally are invited.

The Farmers Institute

The Farmers’ Institute held its annual session for this parish last Monday, and, while the attendance was only fairly good, the meeting was very interesting and instructive and the discussions following the reading of the papers were all very thorough and the questions by the farmers present were very intelligently put.

The address of welcome was delivered by Mr. J. H. Anderson, who, in a few eloquent words, discussed the great benefits which could be derived from these institutes of the farmers volunteer the proper interest.

The response and introductory remarks were made by Prof. D. N. Barrow, assistant director of the North Louisiana Experimental Station and who is also Institute Conductor for this section.

Beef Cattle and Forage Crops for the South was discussed by Prof. E. R. Lloyd of the Agricultural College of Mississippi.

Hay and Forage Crops by Hon. E. T. Sellers. Mr. Sellers set forth that the greatest need of the soils of the lands in this section is the addition of humus, and as this valuable soil food can be produced more practically and cheaply by a proper rotation of crops, he cited how the cultivation of hay and forage could be made beneficial in this respect.

Soil Improvement was discussed by Prof. D. N. Boyd, which all important subject was quite thoroughly discussed and much valuable information imparted, after which the meeting was adjourned.

Married at the residence of the brides father in Bernice, La. on the 15th inst. Mr. L. L. LeCon to Miss Cora Cole. The Gazette extends congratulations to the happy young couple and hope that their married life may be a long and happy one.

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.

Dr. R. L. Love, a young physician who has been practicing at Mosely’s Bluff for the past few years has located at Farmerville. Dr. Love is a graduate of Tulane University, of New Orleans, and knows his profession thoroughly. We are glad to welcome him to our town.

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.

Nineteen Japs were killed by the explosion of one of their own mines which they were laying in the entrance of Port Arthur last Tuesday.

It looks as if the T. P. A.’s convention is being held in Farmerville this week judging from the number of drummers on our streets.

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 town of Opelousas, La. had a fire on the 14th inst. Causing a loss of $20,000 worth of property.

NOTICE. I will be in Marion with my stallion on June 30 to remain three days. Anyone wanting to raise a colt can meet me on these days. Fees $10, $5 to be paid at the end of service. I guarantee fold or money returned. C. D. COVINGTON, Farmerville, La.

The Travelers Protective association held its annual convention at Springfield, Ill on the 6th to 8th. inst.

Already Ready. Cheatham’s Laxative Tablets cured me of third day chills and rid my system of malarial poison. They do what you say they will. I now carry a package in my vest pocket. They are always ready. L. M. DUNCAN, Pleasant Hill, La. 25c per box. 

As an advertising scheme, Harris Business College, Jackson, Miss., is offering a few scholarships at a big bargain. Write them.

Dr. Griffin, of D’Arbonne was a visitor to out town yesterday.

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¢

Judge W. R. Roberts, of Bernice, was in Farmerville Tuesday attending court.

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 GAZETTE, one dollar a year in advance.


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