Farmerville Local News

The Gazette
November 23, 1904


All parties indebted to me either by note or account are requested to come forward and make settlement. By no being the date opposite your name on the Gazette you can see how much you owe for the paper. Unless your indebtedness is paid soon or otherwise arranged satisfactorily you will find the claim in the hands of a collector or attorney. So please come forward and settle promptly. J. G. TRIMBLE.

Mr. H. W. Reagan of Ruston is in Farmerville this week.

Judge Allen Barksdale of Ruston is attending court in Farmerville this week.

Mr. Ed Ferry, representing a dry goods firm of New Orleans was in Farmerville Tuesday.

For sale cheap for cash or for approved paper, 1 good iron safe. J. G. TRIMBLE

Mr. E. A. Dawkins, a prominent man of the Truxno neighborhood has moved to Ruston, La.

The Court of Appeals met in Farmerville this week presided by Judges Watkins and Bell.

We have on hand a few buggies and surries which we will sell very cheap as we want to close them out before ordering. J. D. BAUGHMAN.

The first good old ground-soak-rain for many months struck this section Saturday night.

Bring us your job work and get the neatest work that printer’s ink can do at reasonable prices.

Hon. W. D. Munholland left today on a business trip to Monroe and other points.

I have a few sets of double and single buggy harness which I will sell cheap for cash. J. D. BAUGHMAN.

Attorneys C. B. Roberts and ? T. Clayton of Ruston are in Farmerville this week attending district court.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Roberts are very happy over a tiny baby girl, whose presence will gladden their home. — (Minden) Webster Signal.

The tax roll of the town of Farmerville has been completed and will be kept open for inspection for a period of ten days at the Mayor’s office.

The young people of Farmerville were royally entertained at a party at the residence of Miss Reida Hartman last Friday night.

Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Baughman, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Taylor and Mrs. J. M. Underwood left last week for the World’s Fair for a trip of several days.

The Farmerville and Southern railroad had quite a serious wreck about two miles above Marion one day last week resulting in the fatal injury on one of the brakemen, Ike Kelly, whose skull was fractured and who dies a few hours afterward of his injuries.

THAT MOST EXCELLENT, PRACTICAL, PROGRESSIVE, INSTITUTION, HARRIS’ BUSINESS COLLEGE, Jackson Miss., is now in a position to give a FIRST-CLASS business course without the cost of tuition. They can only take a limited number. Write them at once.

Mr. Robert Dozier and wife, of Omaha, Nebraska, after having spent a week in and about Farmerville visiting friend and relatives left Tuesdary for their home. Mr. Dozier is one of the “old time” Farmerville boys and his many friends are always glad to greet him on his return visits.

Quite a good deal of excitement was occasioned on our streets last Thursday by the cry of “fire”, upon investigation it was found that the roof of the Selig residence was in a blaze. The bucket brigade quickly rallied and very soon had the fire under control without any damage resulting to amount to anything.


We are the Largest Jobbers in the Southwest. Fill orders promptly the year round. SEND FOR OUR PRICES, they will interest you. SCHMELZER ARMS CO., KANSAS CITY, MO.

Just received a car of mules and will be at Farmerville Monday Oct. 28th and Wilhite and Point Monday Dec.5th. J. D. BAUGHMAN.

Notice. Parties holding seed tickets against me will turn them in to J. D. Baughman and get the cash. He will also give you prices. JOHN BALLARD, Agt. Union Oil Mill.

Richard P. Hobson has delivered several lectures in Louisiana recently. Wonder how many kisses he got.

WANTED. Chickens, eggs and turkeys at Mayo’s hotel or restaurant.

It is hard to tell upon which tomorrow (Thanksgiving Day) will work the greatest hardship — football players or turkey gobblers.


The Mt. Tabor Farm on main road between Farmerville and Bernice. It contains 408 acres of good land and has two comfortable residences, and fine pastures. Terms easy. Apply to J. G. TRIMBLE.

Colonel W. C. P. Breckenridge a confederate veteran and one of the most distinguished lawyers and statesmen of Kentucky died last Saturday of paralysis.

Mr. J. E. Taylor, an old and respected citizen of the Beach Grove neighborhood above Spearsville died last Sunday.

Hon. C. B. Roberts is contemplating erecting two nice residences on his lots in Farmerville.

NOTICE: I will pay 20c per dozen for all eggs brought me between now and the Christmas holidays. L. J. Mayo.

Mr. J. D. Porter, the hustling young contractor who will in the near future locate in Farmerville to follow his profession was in town Monday. Mr. Porter says that he is now in position to accept a contract from anyone desiring to build a house. Any one who intends to construct any kind of a building would do well to figure with Mr. Porter before closing out with anyone else. Address him at Farmerville, La., care of THE GAZETTE.


The grades made by the pupils in the High School for the first quarter are given below. It will be seen that Miss Annie Preaus made the highest grade in the school.

All the pupils deserve commendation for their good work. The names and grades are:


Annie Preaus95
Olive Baughman91 1-5
Eva Pace87 4-5
May Shultz87 1-5
Lillian Donley84 3-5
Jeanie Carroll84 2-5
Corinne Taylor80
Mattie May Barnes78 1-5


Charlie Jameson86 5-6
Kathleen Turnage86 1-2
Fenner Murphy85 5-6
Sherwood Smith85 5-6
Miriam Hartman85 1-6
Betty Haas85
Edgar Ballard83 5-6
Honor Odom78 1-6
Joe Merritt75

Special Work in Botany, Literature and Latin

Virginia Preaus91 2-3


Those who come to Farmerville — especially the old residenters who have moved away and who come back from time to time — remark upon the rapid strides that the town has made in the past few months and the hustling appearance that she presents. That the business world has its eye on Farmerville is conclusively demonstrated by the large number of new commercial drummers who come here every day. Of course the same old “stand by’s” who have been working this town for years still come but what we speak of is the men who are making their initial trips to Farmerville. This is one of the best evidences of the prosperity of a town that could be found, for wherever you find drummers flocking you find a town that is a “hummer’ in a business way. Drummers have as great a reputation for cutting out a “dead” town as rats have for deserting a sinking ship


Farmerville, La., — Oct 11 1904

Any lands owned by us – especially those acquired from the V. S. & P. R. R. Co. and which deeds have not been made to, all verbal agreements are hereby canceled relative to same.

Anyone desiring to cultivate any of these lands will have to get special permission, otherwise we will consider use of same as a trespass. For further information address H. W. Reagan, Sec. & Treas. Ruston La.

The citizens of Dunklin County, Mo., say that they are so ashamed of the fact that the state of Missouri went republican that they will secede from Missouri and annex themselves to Arkansas. The petition is being circulated and has about one hundred signers. The next Missouri legislature will be republican so it is needless to say that they will have their troubles for nothing.


To our many friends of Farmerville we wish to express our sincere thanks for the kindly assistance they rendered us lat Thursday when our house caught fire. DUKE SELIG and SISTERS.

One of our exchanges wonders of Attorney General Guion and Superintendent of Education Aswell will resign now that the people refuse to raise their salaries in the recent election. We think that it is generally understood that they will not.

Judge M. F. Machem, district judge of the fifth judicial district, died at his home in Winnfield on Nov 18th of la grippe.


About thirty farmers or young men interested in agriculture to take the SHORT WINTER COURSE in AGRICULTURE to begin on Monday, January, 2, 1905, and continue ten weeks, at the LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY and AGRICULTURAL and MECHANCIAL COLLEGE at Baton Rough.

The course will embrace subjects of great importance to progressive farmers, and each subject will be treated in a thoroughly instructive and practical manner.

Tuition is free to all students from Louisiana, and living expenses will be made as low as possible.

Write for full information.

THE GAZETTE, one dollar a year in advance.


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