Farmerville Local News

The Gazette
December 28, 1904

Price, Roberts & Elder, Lawyers
Farmerville, La.

Office in courthouse opposite clerk’s office. Will practice in all courts of the state.

Prof. J. B. Hix the principal of the Farmerville High School was deprived of his intended visit to Lafayette, La., to attend the State Teachers Association which met at that place. The recent heavy rains were the cause of Prof. Hix’s son attendance.

The recent rain fall measured 8.90 inches the heaviest rain known in years in this section. The new Farmerville & Southern railroad track is in such condition on account of the rain that trains have been unable to run over it.

Advertise in the Gazette anything you have to sell. It will pay. Upon one occasion the writer fed a yoke of oxen one barrel of corn per day worth 75 cts per barrel, and kept this up for 1 1/2 weeks to avoid the cost of advertising them for sale

In the language of Puck “What fools these mortals lie.”

Republican and Democratic lawyers of New York City, joined in a banquet to Judge Alton B. Parker, democratic nominee for president on the location of Judge Parker for the practice of law in that city.

Eliha Root ex Secretary of war for Uncle Sam, was conspicuous, though Republican, among those who welcomed Judge Parker.

Richard Craighead, the man charged with the murder of his sister-in-law, Mrs. McKee and her little son in Claiborne Parish was convicted and was last week sentenced by Judge B. P. Edwards, to be hung. An Appeal was taken to the Supreme court, but little hope for Craighead is entertained.

We wish to call attention to the professional card of Price, Roberts and Elder which appears in this issue. The firm is composed of the popular firm of Price and Roberts of Ruston, La., and Mr. J. W. Elder, who has charge of the Farmerville office, The Gazette extends to the new firm a hearty welcome and predicts a bright future in store for them.

I am now only relief editor Brother Mangham of the Richland Beacon News, but I read your article, beautiful in composition, pathetic in sentiment, bold in the exposure of wrong, rich in the exposure of wrong, rich in the charity suggested and claimed, masterfully the thought and expression of a true man. I regret with you the unfortunate end of King in such place. Yours, Erst While Editor.

Miss Ethel Robinson who was last year music teacher for the Farmerville High School, but who has been teaching music at Haynesville, La., arrived in Farmerville Dec. 24, on a visit to Hon. Edward Everett and family and will remain several days. Miss Ethel is a most accomplished young lady and very popular. Her many friends are pleased to meet her at her old home, and regret to see her leave.

Mr. R. G. Pleasant of Shreverport, is spending the holidays with his father, Mr. B. F. Pleasant.

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

FREE TUITION TO ALL in Harris Bus. College, Jackson, Miss.

Messrs. Hamp Lewis and Roy Autrey of Bernice, were in town Monday “on business”.

Think you that I can make good photograph? Right. Give me a try. Satisfaction given. J. B. Adcock.

Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Trimble spent their Christmas in Ruston visiting Mrs. Trimble’s mother Mrs. M. A. Hardy.

In many staple goods Farmerville is now able to sell as cheap as Monroe’s wholesale houses. Try Farmerville since it has its railroad.

If numbers count strength, Farmerville has the strongest bar in Louisiana when population is taken to account.

Mr. Henry Haas, who has been attending school in New Orleans returned Saturday to spend the holidays with relatives and friends.

Bring your cotton to Farmerville. I will pay higher prices than other surrounding towns, having better weight rates. It also sells goods cheaper.

Pictures. I will take pictures here at my studio until Jan. 15th 1905. Call to have your work don before the rush – Holidays. J. D. ADCOCK, Bernice La.

Mr. M. B. Schultz of Monroe, arrived in town Sunday to spend the holidays at home. He expects to move his family to Monroe immediately..

Keep you eye on Farmerville, she has trade, is hustling for more and is determined to have her share, if she has to give herself away to get it. Keep your eye on us. We are it!

The editor and his wife, Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Barnes spent Christmas in Ruston with Mrs. Barnes parents. The heavy rains prevented the editors return, as he does not know how to swim.

The Gazette is pleased to state that Mr. J. H. Sanders, who has been ill so long at his father’s house is improved, so that he is able to sit up most of the time. We wish him a speedy recovery.

The court house officers had two, the north and south entrances to the court house graveled last week. We hope their artistic taste will induce them to have the east and west similarly improved.

The Gazette wishes to extend its heartfelt sympathy to the family of Mr. Sam Brazzeal, four miles east of town. The whole family has been sick with slow fever in which two, a son and daughter have died.

No train came to Farmerville Monday over the Farmerville & Southern as the heavy rains Sunday night and all of Monday rendered the new road bed dangerous.

Miss Lizzie Mosley, one of Union Parish’s brightest young ladies who is at present teaching school at Boyce, La., is spending the holidays with her sister, Mrs. R. L. Love of Farmerville.

All parties that have cotton stored with me on account must make arrangement to tell the same by Dec. 23rd. I can not hold cotton longer than said dates and it will be sold for market price. J. B. BAUGHMAN.

If Farmerville could have a corresponding increase in merchants, cotton buyers, new stores, new dwellings, new enterprises and manufacturing industries, as she is getting in new doctors and new lawyers, Birmingham, Alabama’s boom about 26 years ago would look like a copper cent compared to Farmerville’s dollar boom.

NOTICE. Mr. J. E. Furgerson has left a few fruit trees at The Gazette office. Parties who ordered them should call and get them and pay their bill.

The Gazette expects to boom Farmerville and Union Parish. In order to do so, our merchants and business men need to advertise and the people need to subscribe. Everyone should aid in the up building of our parish and its town. Lay aside local prejudices. The prosperity of any part of your parish redounds to your benefit.


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 new bank building and Dr. C. H. Jameson’s drug store are each nearing completion, they are the first two story brick buildings for business houses ever erected in Farmerville to the knowledge of the writer. New dwelling houses are being built and other nice brick structures and residences will be put up soon. Farmerville is destined to regain its former importance as a business center. The people are alive with energy and are offering every inducement to those who will locate and join them in the upbuilding of the twon.


My residence and three acres of ground situated in the heart of Farmerville. The house has been recently painted and the house put in excellent repair. Located within two blocks of the Methodist and Baptist churches and the high school. Occupies an entire square and has a good barn, servants house and excellent water. Price $2000, one half cash and the balance in one and two years with 6 per cent interest. L. E. THOMAS, SHREVEPORT, LA.,

The Farmerville & Southern railroad had a wreck about one and one half miles above Marion on Saturday the 24 instant.

The train was ditched but no one was hurt. A flat car was provided and passengers between Felsenthal and the place where the train was wrecked were brought into Farmerville

The road bed being new, recent rains caused a sinking of the track. All efforts are being made by the railroad officers to put the track in good condition as rapidly as possible and the service is excellent considering the fact that the road is but two months old and that no rain has fallen on same until quite recently.

All parties indebted to me either by note or account must make settlement by January 1st. else I will be compelled to turn it over to an Attorney for collections. This means all that own me.

I am compelled to take this step in order to meet my obligations and have to push tose that are indebted to me. J. D. BAUGHMAN.

Christmas Tree

The Christmas tree Saturday night at the Baptist Church was beautiful.

The entertainment furnished by the school children showed their splendid training. Recitations and songs were enjoyed by a crowned house. All the recitations were rendered by small pupils, but the vocal music was the most enjoyable and was indulged in by children of all grades. It bespoke excellence in the art of training possessed by Miss Scott the music teacher.

Miss Frieda Hartman, the little primadonna was an especial star in the evening’s entertainment.

Miss Miriam Hartman also sang a beautiful alto in the various songs that were rendered.

Pierce Dawkins, Ruby Jackson, Eugene Crocket and Freda Donly all gave evidence of talent in the rendition of their pieces.

Mr. G. E. Murphy acted as Santa Claus and was especially enjoyable in his humorous manner of conducting the distribution of presents.

The people of Farmerville should congratulate themselves on the fact that the Farmerville & Southern railroad has given them such genial and accommodating conductor and agent as Conductor Crocket and W. F. Jackson each of these courteous gentlemen are doing all they can to accommdate the people along the line and to promote at the same time the interest of the road.

Attention Farmers!

Do you expect to use fertilizers’ cotton seed meal or acid phosphate next season? If so, I am prepared to contract with you at market price from on ton to a car load. With exchange fertilizer for cotton seed. Place your order with me early and avoid delays. Can deliver in January at your railroad station. I sell only such fertilizers as are fully guaranteed. B. F. Post, Lillie, La.

The genial good natured and popular friend and Knight of Grip Eugene M. Funk is in Farmerville looking up our merchants and calling their attention to their dire need of hardware. He insists that they need hardware, plenty of hardware. Mr. Funk is jolly even if the merchants do not buy his entire stock of hardware. Our merchants and we especially always delight in seeing Mr. Funk though we deal in nothing but pocket knives and pistols.


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 in Baton Rouge.

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.

We are informed that at Bernice Saturday the 24th. at the shop kept by Clarence Roberts, a Mexican was badly and seriously beaten over the head, but later reports show that the beating was not fatal.

The cause true for the conduct of the violators of the law, is not known, but there are many reports as to the real fact.

We understand that Mr. Sam Roberts claims to have beat the Mexican, claiming to act as deputy Marshall.

The Gazette refrains from comment until the real facts are known.

One hundred and fifty bales of cotton were bought here in one day since our new railroad arrived. Keep your eye on Farmerville. She is destined to be the best town in Louisiana north of Monroe.

The Masonic lodge of Farmerville held an annual installation of officers last Tuesday night, after which quite a nice supper was enjoyed by those present.

THE GAZETTE is indebted to W. B. Thomson & Cole, popular cotton firm of New Orleans for a very handsome calendar of 1905.

THE GAZETTE, one dollar a year in advance.


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