Farmerville Local News

The Gazette
March 22, 1905

Considerable sickness is reported in this locality, mostly of a miscellaneous nature.

The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Atkinson is quite sick this week with pneumonia.

Buy you Fencing from the Monroe Grocer Co.

The various base ball leagues are now organizing for the ensuing season.

Gilbert, the barber, came over from Marion last Friday to visit his family, and reports success in his new enterprise established in that town.

Best Wire Fence. Sold by Monroe Grocer Co.

Judge R. B. Dawkins and District Attorney, F. F. Preaus, returned home last Sunday from Ruston, where they had just closed a session of district court.

Garnet, the little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Johnson, is quite ill at their home at the Donley residence.

Mr. Rudolph Haas arrived last Saturday from a pleasant trip to New Orleans, returning over the Farmerville & Southern by the way of Felsenthal

Two $45 drop head machines for $15 each. VAN PIERCE.

We are pleased to state that the sick ones in the family of Mr. Sanders, are now rapidly convalescing.

Mr. J. M. Wallace, the insurance man, having secured the residence vacated by Dr. Love, on the south side, is now pleasantly domiciled with his family therein.

Money to Lend.

Money advanced to Merchants and Farmers desiring to hold their cotton for higher prices. J. RENWICK, Monroe, La.

We understand that Mr. Gus Hartman contemplates improvement on his brick store house, to the extent of adding a glass front to the structure.

Pittsburg Perfect Wire Fences. Sold by Monroe Grocer Co.

The Farmerville Drug Co., has purchased a fine soda fountain for their new drugstore, costing $1,000 the general fixtures for the establishment costing a similar amount.

The buffalo gnats have appeared in great numbers and are very trying to stock, especially in the vicinity of the swamp.


Those desiring board will please apply to MRS. HABERYAN, Farmerville, La.

Dr. R. L. Love informs us that on Saturday last one case of small pox was reported from the vicinity of Ouachita City. All the cases at the logging camp, near Truxno, have recovered, the traces of the disease having disappeared.

For Sale. A large steel range, cheap for the cash. Apply to the Farmerville Bakery.

Haag’s circus and wild animal show will be here next Friday and the little folks — and the big ones too — anticipate’s day of great pleasure and entertainment.

Miss Corrie, the accomplished daughter of Judge R. B. Dawkins, a pupil in the Industrial Institute, accompanied her distinguished father from Ruston last Sunday on a short visit to her home.

Parish Teacher’s Association

The Parish Teacher’s Association will meet at Bernice next Saturday. A Full and interesting session anticipated.

Mr. A. J. Mashaw, the Ruston jeweler, is in Farmerville this week on one of his periodical business trips and is shaking hands with his many friends of his old home, who is always glad to meet friends.

Court is in session this week and this being a grand jury term, the session is unusually important, attracting a number of people to town.


The town cow is a unique animal of her kind, generally able to look out for herself and like the urban billy-goat, which is said to assimilate tin cans – often acquires strange tastes, having been know to dine on the weeks washing and to yield a fair supply of milk while subsisting on a diet of waste paper picked up on the streets. Along this line the bovines of Farmerville, the night after Haag’s bill posters were here, invaded the fences and old walls and by morning had stripped them, as far as they could reach, of the flaming show bills with which they were decorated. Some of our citizens noted an increase of milk in the pail next morning, but detected a decided “sawdust” taste in the product.

Dr. R. L. Love, having purchased Mr. N. C. Vicker’s new residence on the south side of town, for the price of $800, has moved his family therein, Mr. Vickers departing with his family for permanent residence in Monroe; his household effects shipped by boat the first of the week.

Haag’s Show Coming

As will be seen by their advertisement on the front page, Haag’s great show will exhibit in Farmerville next Friday, a big parade at noon, one of the features of the show. This is one of the best shows on the road combining up-to-date ring performance with a large collections of wild beasts. Big crowds generally greet this show wherever it exhibits and satisfaction always result.

Ten or twelve jugs of “booze” were burned at the warehouse yesterday evening and some of the spectators had to be restrained from going after the “exhilarator.”

Grand Jurors.

Mr. J. T. Crews, of Bernice, was appointed foreman of the grand jury, organized and in session this week, the body composed of the following citizens: T. J. Breed, R. E. Gulley, J. C. Rockett, W. E. Clark, N. L. Thornton, J. P. Kirkpatrick, George Sansing, J. R. Hall, J. J. Booth, J. W. Pardue, J. E. Gill. The personnel of the jury stamps it as a representative body, and directed by the intelligent gentleman at its head, will serve the parish with merit and effect.

Judge W. R. Roberts, who has been attending court this week, informs us that he is seriously thinking of removing his domicile from Bernice to his old home in Farmerville, his practice requiring closer proximity to the courthouse.

Another Fire

Another considerable loss from fire was inflicted on this community yesterday evening, the Baughman warehouse at the bayou landing, about one mile southwest of town, together with its contents, destroyed by the devouring element just about nightfall. The fire was first discovered by a negro living in the vicinity, who phoned the alarm to town, but when Mr. Louis Pace, the warehouse man, and others reached the scene the structure was wrapped in flames and beyond hope of rescue. The origin of the disaster is another fire mystery, as when Mr. Pace left the landing, about half an hour previous, there was no fire about the building, and the wonder is how the house could be so thoroughly aflame in this short interval. The building, which belonged to J. D. Baughman, was valued at $1,000, partially covered by $400 insurance, while the freight contained therein, consisting principally of fertilizer, belonging to J. D. Baughman, and valued at about $700, and about $200 worth of miscellaneous freight, belonging to other parties; was a complete loss. One bale of cotton near the wall of the house, was saved in a damaged condition. As we have said, the origin of the fire is unknown, but the frequency of these burns and originating in the property of Mr. Baughman (his town warehouse involved in the previous fire) leading to a suspicion in the minds of some that he has a desperate enemy who is thus wrecking secret vengeance upon him.

Capt. J. G. Haney, a representative “son of the soil,’ from the “Forks of the Loutre” with R. L. Davis and Dr. H. N. Jones, of the same locality, were in Farmerville last Monday, and while here Capt. Haney dropped in to say that he has been a subscriber to the Gazette for years, and while noting the coming and going of others in its columns, has failed to see any notice of the advent of the good people of section. Notwithstanding he has been dropping in regularly during his trips to town. Now this is too bad, as Farmer Haney seems to be a very convivial individual, and if he and his neighbors will only give us a “tip” the Gazette man will not forget them, as the present editor recognizes in his class the “salt of the earth” and the “bone and sinew.” of our country, well worthy of honor.

Mr. F. E. Mayo has opened his cold drink stand, on the east side of the public square, and will dispense a full line of summer drinks during the heated term, having purchased the Jackson soda fount at the late sale. He will also handle a line of seasonable fruits. He has improved his building by adding a shed and gallery to the front and will probably build seats under the trees on the side walk, this being a famous lounging place during the summer, the cool shade attractive to idlers.

T. V. Skains and Mrs. Wilson of the Holmesville locality, were united in wedlock last Sunday. A feature of the marriage is the unusual youth of the groom, who, his parents allege, is barely 16 years of age. His family not aware of his intentions until after the marriage.

Another load of buffalo fish were offered for sale on the street last Saturday, but did not meet the ready sale of the former lot, the public taste for this commodity have been satisfied. The rain, which began lat Friday night and fell throughout the day Saturday, has been succeeded by pleasant spring weather.

C. H. Laurence, of the dental firm of Johnston and Laurence, of Ruston, is spending the week in Farmerville professionally engaged having secured a room at the Hartman Hotel in which to meet his patrons.

The following attorneys are attending court in Farmerville this week: Judge Allen Barksdale, and J. E. Clayton, of Ruston, Judge W. R. Roberts, of Bernice, and John Munbolland, of Monroe, the latter here on business before the court of appeals which convened yesterday morning.

Judge Ware and Drew, of the court of appeals, made their first visit in life to Farmerville this week, and we were pleased to meet these gentlemen, who are good friends of ours, especially Judge Ware whom we knew, and greatly admired while citizens of his district years ago. A cultured, affable gentleman and an honor to the judiciary of the state.

“Rex” the pet spaniel belonging to Assessor Murphy, after a prolonged absence in Shiloh, where he chanced to stray or was taken, returned home last week, much to the joy of his master and his friends about town where he is a general favorite.

Bank Officials

At a meeting of the stockholders of the Farmerville State Bank on March 4th, J. G. Trimble, J. D. Baughman, C. H. Jameson, J. M.Smith, R. B. Dawkins, Edw. Everett and W. J. Turnage were elected as a board of directors, and yesterday morning this board met and elected the following officers for the ensuing year: J. G. Trimble, president; C. H. Jameson, vice president; T. J. Breed, cashier.

Mr. D. E. Dean, who was here the night of the late fire, awaiting the arrival of the body of his brother-in-law, Mr. Sidney Selig, from Shreveport, had the misfortune to lose a valuable horse and saddle in the burn. The animal was stabled in the barn. The animal was stabled in the barn where the fire originated.

Mr. Oscar Taylor informs us that his firm, the Farmerville Drug Co., when established in its new quarters, will handle a full line of popular magazines, periodicals and other books.

Mayor W. F. Jackson of Farmerville, is spending the day in the Ouachita capital.

Mrs. Ellen Levi of Farmerville is a guest of Mrs. Julius Lemle.

David Laupheimer is a visitor to the city from Farmerville. – Evening News, 21st.

Capt. A. T. Wimberly, at one time leader of the Republican forces in this state, filling the office of collector of the port of New Orleans under the McKinley administration died at his home in that city on Tuesday of last week. He was the political protege of Mark Hanna, who held him up in the face of damaging political charges, and after the retirement of his great patron his influence waned with the passing of the “black and tan” element, with which he posed in this state.

Strange to say, the English sparrows, which usually take possession of the finest buildings in town for their building purposes, have not invaded the courthouse, where the towers afford many desirable features for housekeeping. But as this is the first season, they may yet appropriate it. Many fine buildings in other towns have been literally defaced by the straw and trash carried up by them.

Hon. Robert Roberts, at one time a resident of his place, but now a rising young attorney of Minden, was nominated last week as the choice of the citizens for mayor of that town. Mr. Roberts was admitted to the bar while a citizen of Farmerville, a pupil in the law office of Judge Dawkins, and served as major of Farmerville with great efficiency and credit. His many friends here will be pleased to learn of his distinction in his new surroundings, where he has married and made his home.

Monroe Excursionists

Next Tuesday, the 28th, a special train from Felsenthal will bear a party of excursionists (50 ladies and gentlemen) from Monroe to Farmerville who will spend Tuesday and Tuesday night in our town returning home next morning. This excursion has been gotten up by the Progressive League, of Monroe, for the purpose of fraternizing with our business men and to strengthen the commercial relations between the two points. It behooves the people of our community to put themselves in shape, by appointing a committee to receive these distinguished guests and extend to them a hospitable welcome.

We learn that Mr. Emmet Mitchell, of Monroe, will shortly open a jeweler shop in Farmerville, where there is evidently a good opening for such an enterprise.

Spring Millinery

I will be at Mr. J. N. Hicks’ store at Moseley’s Bluff, after March 23rd. with an up-to-date line of millinery, and will be glad to have my friends call on me before purchasing elsewhere. MISS OLLIE HICKS.

Honor Roll

The following grades were made by the pupils of the Eighth and Ninth grades of Farmerville High School for the third quarter.


Annie Preaus 89 1-7


Bettie Haas87 3-7
Kathleen Turnage86 4-7
Fenner Murphy82 5-7
Miriam Hartman81 4-7
Charlie Jameson77 4-7

THE GAZETTE, one dollar a year in advance.


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