Farmerville Local News

The Gazette
March 29, 1905

Mr. A. L. Stancil, of the firm of Stancil Bros., left on a Business trip to St. Louis last Thursday.

J. E. Clayton, Esq., of the firm of Hawthorn & Clayton, of Ruston departed for home Sunday evening after the week attending court here.

Buy your Fencing from the Monroe Grocer Co.

Court is still in session, adjourning over the Monday last Saturday evening.

Mr. C. H. Murphy, of El Dorado, Ark., was circulating among old friends in Farmerville last Saturday.

Mr. R. L. Edwards, merchant of Marion, was in town last Thursday.

The Union Sawmill Co. at Huttig, are putting in a ten ton ice plant at that town.

Best Wire Fence. Sold by Monroe Grocer Co.

Mr. L. H. Barnes, representing the N. Y. Life Insurance Co., came up from Monroe on the Mattie yesterday morning and spent the day with old friends in Farmerville.

Mr. J. N. Hicks, the Mosley’s Bluff merchant, was here last Friday and took in the show during his stay.

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

Mr. John Lockwood, of Ruston, was in Farmerville last week, call here on business in court.

Mr. Harry Van Hook arrived home last Friday with a fine drove of mules for J. D. Baughman, which are finding a ready sale, due to the great loss of stock in the country from the present plague of gnats.

Money to Lend. Money advanced to Merchants and Farmers desiring to hold their cotton for higher prices. J. RENWICK, MONROE, LA.

Mr. Roy, representing the firm of W. B. Thompson, of New Orleans, and formerly a member of the firm of Chandler, Roy & Heiler, of that city, was here last week on business with the court.

The Farmerville Drug Co., will issue invitations to its opening day when its new and elegant quarters are ready for occupancy and a big crowd of visitors are expected.

Pittsburg Perfect Wire Fence. Sold by Monroe Grocer Co.

Mr. Armstrong, photographer of Arcadia, is here for the purpose of taking pictures.

J. W. Elder, Esq., left for the home of his parents in Oklahoma last Friday, in response to a telegram conveying the sad intelligence that his mother was dangerously ill.

FOR SALE. A large steel range, cheap for the cash. Apply to the Farmerville Bakery.

Dr. W. P. Griffin, the popular D’Arbonne physician, was a visitor to Farmerville last Thursday. He informed us that the gnats were very numerous and destructive to stock in his section.

The proceedings of the late cotton growers meeting in this parish were not published for the reason they did not reach us.

In the recent burning of the warehouse at the landing, M. J. Pearson lost freight to the amount of $400, while J. D. Baughman’s loss, through the destruction of freight alone, is estimated at $500.

Dr. O. H. Thompson, physician and merchant of Marion, accompanied Mrs. J. D. Everett, of the same locality, to Farmerville last Thursday on legal business, returning home on the evening train.

Mr. J. H. Preston, insurance adjuster of Shreveport, was here last week to adjust the loss on Baughman’s warehouse, and while here also adjusted the recent loss by fire at the landing.

Blumenthal Bros., tailors, of Ruston, filed papers in voluntary bankuptcy last week, and are trying to arrange with their creditors.

Capt. Wilson lost a cow last week from some malady resembling fits, and on Sunday morning last Maj. Donley lost another from similar affection. Later still, Rev. J. W. Elliott lost his fine cow yesterday morning (he thinks) from eating buck-eye or from licking an old paint can, as the symptoms resembled the effects of poison. However, we believe it was from the general malady prevailing among the stock, the effect of gnat bite or some other general cause.

NOTICE! NOTICE! Armstrong, the Arcadia Photographer, is in Farmerville and will remain here for two weeks only. So come quick and have your photographs made. Photographs of all kind done and on short notice. Prices range from 24 for 25 cents, to $6.00 per dozen. Office in Farmerville Bakery.

The Grand Jury

The grand jury, unable to complete its labors last week, adjourned over last Saturday to Monday morning, but when the hour to convene arrived Mr. J. T. Crews, of Bernice the efficient foreman, was reported to have taken quite ill in the interval and was unable to continue the session. And as a result the body was adjourned over to the third Monday in April, the 16th, when it will complete the unfinished business of the session. A total of 40 true bills were returned last week, with a number of cases still to investigate.


The editor was pleased to have old friends in the persons of Messrs. J. W. Smith, proprietor of the Evening News Job Printry, N. S. Boyd, agent of the V. S. & P., and M. Ohlander, all of Monroe and members of the excursion, call upon him this morning, bringing an air of pleasant fraternity and friendship with them.

LADIES ATTENTION. You are invited to call and inspect our handsome line of millinery goods before placing your orders elsewhere. Our stock to be open and on display at the residence (temporarily) of Mrs. C. D. Covington, on the north side of town, about April 1st. Mdes. J. B. & C. D. Covinton.

Messrs. Brisco Trousdale, business manager of the Star, and J. D. Herring, old Monroe friends were pleasant callers this morning.

Mesdames Anne Thompson, J. W. Elliott and M. W. Wilson leave today for Monroe on the Mattie to visit friends. Mrs. Thompson to spend several days with her daughter, Mrs. O. C. Dawkins.

J. H. Mathews, attorney of Winnfield, together with his family, attended the nuptials of his brother, Mr. Clifton Matthews, at this place last Wednesday evening returning home Thursday morning.

Don’t Lie Down. Spring is here. Your system needs toning up to fortify against the long summers debilitating influence. Simmon’s Sarsaparilla will build you up, make you strong and carry you through without that usual “want to lie down feeling.” 50c and $1.00 per bottle.

Bridge Completed

The bridge of the Little Rock & Monroe railroad over the Ouachita river at Sterlington, has been completed and cars are now passing over the structure. All the grade and trestle work, from Monroe north of Felsenthal, Ark., has been also completed and the track laid from the latter place south to the plantation of G. C. Phillips, on Island DeSiard, leaving a gap of 14 miles, which will be closed up within the next ten days. April 10th, the date fixed for regular trains to run through from Monroe to Felsenthal.


Inflammatory Rheumatism Cured. William Shaffer, a brakeman of Dinnison, Ohio, was confined to his bed for several weeks with inflammatory rheumatism. “I used many remedies,” he says. “Finally I sent to McCaw’s drug store for a bottle of Chamberlain’s Pain Balm, at which time I was unable to use hand and foot, and in one week’s time was able to go to work as happy as a clam.” For sale by all dealers.

The Farmerville Drug Co’s fine soda fount having arrived, two of the handsome mirrors belonging thereto were found to have been broken in transit and will have to be replaced from the factory. The elegant suit of furniture for Dr. Jameson’s private office has also arrived and presents a handsome appearance.

Mr. J. L. Hicks, of D’Arbonne, secretary of the cotton growers association, was in Shreveport yesterday representing the Union Parish cotton growers associations in the meeting tendered Harvie Jordan, President of the Southern Cotton Growers Association who lectured in that city.

Spring Millinery. I will be at Mr. J. N. Hicks’ store at Mosley’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.

A party of visitors arrived from Monroe Sunday, making a trip in Capt. Cooley’s gasoline launch, the run up accomplished between 7 a.m., when they left Monroe, and 12 a.m., when they reached the landing here. After a pleasant evening spent with friends, they left for home at four p.m. The launch, with its load of 12 persons., capable of making 20 miles an hour, covering the 60 miles trip in between 3 and 4 hours.

We still hear of horses and mules dying suddenly all over the parish, doubtless from the bite of the buffalo gnats, which have not been so numerous and annoying for years, and the damage to stock is not confined to this section, as similar reports come from other parishes.

Last Wednesday the noon train met with an accident about one mile north of town, a spread in the rails resulting in the derailment of the passenger coach and two box cars, the latter loaded with lumber. However, by 8 p.m. the cars were again on the track and the damage repaired, the train leaving for Felsenthal several hours late.

A lot of old boxes and other riffraff piled up under the stairways at the court house is not only unsightly, but a source of danger, a burning cigarette or cigar stump dropped among it is likely to start a blaze in the “temple of justice.”

The people of Farmerville are evidently fond of dogs as a community, nearly every one having a pet of this kind. However, this is said to be an evidence of a generous, warm hearted man, as Emerson says: “There is a divinity about dogs which man can neither imitate or fully appreciate.”

J. M. Nettles, of Marion, was here last week as a witness before the grand jury, and refusing to answer certain questions propounded to him by the body, he was committed to jail for several hours for contempt. However, after reflection, he decided to testily and when brought before the jury apologized to them for his folly.

Committees Appointed. At a meeting of our citizens held at the courthouse last Monday the committees on reception and entertainment were appointed to look after the Progressive League visitors to arrive on an excursion from Monroe Tuesday evening 4 o’clock: Reception: J. G. Trimble, chairman, G. Hartman, J. D. Baughman, C. H. Jameson, W. J. Turnage, Edw. Everett, J. M. Underwood. Entertainment: G. Hartman and W. F. Jackson.

DENTAL NOTICE. Those having dental work to do are hereby notified that I will be in Farmerville the balance of this week and all of out next week at Marion. March 29th, 1905. J. M. THURMON, D.D.S.

The Excursionists.

The Monroe excursionists arrived yesterday evening at 4 p. m. and repaired to the courthouse, where Dr. C. H. Jameson delivered an appropriate address of welcome which was responded to in kind by several of the visitors. The heavy rain of yesterday evening marred the visit, but the bright sunshine of this morning partly redeemed the occasion. After fraternizing with our citizens the party left for home this morning at 10 o’clock. The excursion was composed of about 50 persons; the leading business men and foremost citizens of Monroe among the. We regret that publication morning does not allow a fuller notice, but we will take up the matter more thoroughly next week.

SEW MILLINERY. My new stock of elegant spring millinery has arrived and is now at Stancil Bros., store and you are cordially invited to inspect same and get our remarkable low prices before making your purchases for the season. Mrs. J. W. STANCIL.

Why don’t the good mothers, wives and sisters of Farmerville organize an “anti cigarette league,” to same the young boys from this besetting sin and death dealing habit of the present day? It could be carried on an adjunct of the Sunday School and would do much good. Cigarette smoking is admitted to be one of the greatest evils of the present day, some states prohibiting the sale of cigarettes or cigarette material, the habit said to be doubly injurious to youths, and while hardly known here a few years back, almost every boy you meet at present is addicted to the habit.

Mr. Tom McBroom cooperated with the show last Friday in affording the public entertainment, setting up his “doll babies” near Mayo’s stand, and opening a throwing alley, where the prize of a cigar was given each thrower who brought down a doll, at so much per throw. Some of the “grown ups,” inspired by the memory of their success at “clunking” when a boy, took a chance, to discover that success at throwing had departed with their boyhood. The dolls perfectly safe during the experiment.

To the many subscribers of The Gazette we wish to say: give the new management a chance, and if we don’t make a success of the business it will be our first failure in thirty years of first class experience. Having served from “devil” to “divinity” in the print shops of North Louisiana.

We hear it rumored that the post office will be moved from its present location to the new brick building as soon as the structure is completed.

Henry Bernstein of the legal firm of Hudson, Potts and Bernstein, of Monroe, was her last Saturday attending court. We were pleased to meet our old friend in Farmerville.

Dr. J. H. Thurmon, dentist of Ruston, came over the first of the week on professional business. We regret that we did not receive the notice of his coming in time to publish in last weeks issue.

Mr. D. K. McLaurin, one of our patrons at Bernice, informs us that the Gazette failed to reach that office promptly last week, and we are at a loss to understand this, as it was mailed promptly at this office. We fear the train service is mixing things on us.

THE GAZETTE, one dollar a year in advance.

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