Farmerville Local News

The Gazette
April 19, 1905

Mr. J. Ed Roark, of Marion, was here last Friday and Saturday on business connected with his late surrender property.

FRESH FRUIT RECEIVED. I have just received a large shipment of fine Oranges, Apples and Bananas which I am selling at very close prices. For choice fruit come to me. F. E. Mayo.

The visiting attorneys present at this term of court are J. E. Clayton and J. D. Barksdale, of Ruston and Judge W. R. Roberts, of Bernice.

Straw Hats

Come and inspect our Hats, consisting of Ladies and Misses trimmed, Shirt, Waist, Golf and Street Hats. They are the very latest styles, and were trimmed by a well known millinery establishment. Our prices will astonish you. J. D. BAUGHMAN

Mrs. Edward Everett, after a pleasant visit to the home of her brother in Monroe, returned to Farmerville last Wednesday night on the steamer Mattie.

Mr. A. J. Mashaw, of Ruston, arrived on the mad hack from Choudrant last Sunday evening and is here at present on one of his periodical business trips to Farmerville.

Just received, a car of the celebrated Fleur de Hungroise and Blanche flour, which is sold under a guarantee to be as good as any flour on the market, at $6.50 and $6.25. J. D. BAUGHMAN

Mesdames J. D. Baughman and M. J. Pearson were in our city some days last week — guest of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Rowland. They left for their home in Farmerville, La., Saturday. — Union County (Eldorado) Tribune.

Judge Allen Barksdale, who usually attends court at this place, is absent at present on a visit to South Carolina, and Mr. J. D. Barksdale, junior member of the firm, is here looking after their interests.

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.

Messrs. J. E. Clayton, and J. D. Barksdale, attorneys of Ruston, came over from Bernice last Sunday evening to attend district court in session this week in Farmerville. They were accompanied by J. W. Elder, Esq., who had been visiting Ruston on business.

Mrs. W. W. Taylor, who was reported seriously ill at her home four miles east of town last week, we are pleased to state has greatly improved, her son, Sheriff J. W. Taylor and wife, having returned from their visit to her bedside.

Th notice of the bankrupt sale of the effects of L. W. Jarmon, of Marion, under as order of the U. S. District Court, appears in this issue.

Why Not?

Your time is valuable. Why not make use of your convenience and economize time by using K. A. Pleasant’s delivery wagon when ordering your days groceries? All orders by person or phone, promptly filled.

Rev. C. T. Munholland, pastor of the Methodist church in West Monroe, was on our streets yesterday, called here by the illness of his son, W. D. Munholland, who accompanied him home to West Monroe on the Steamer Mattie this morning to rest and recuperate from his present debilitation.

We understand that certain citizens contemplate establishing a brick yard at this place next fall, modern brick making machinery to be used. An enterprise of this kind will doubtlessly pay at this point, brick for ordinary purposes hard to secure even at high prices.

Car Load Bananas

We receive every week a car of this luscious fruit, including Oranges, Lemons and Apples. Send us your orders. MONROE GROCER CO., LTD.

The Municipal Election.

A total of 55 votes were cast in the municipal election held at this place yesterday for the election of a mayor, a marshal and 5 Councilmen and notwithstanding there were two rival tickets in the field, one headed by Clifton Mathews and the other by T. A. Crow for mayor, the election passed off quietly and without event, the Mathews, or regular ticket, elected as a whole by marked majorities. The vote stood as follows.

For Mayor Clifton Mathews 35, For Aldermen T. J. Breed 38, J. M. Underwood Jr. 37, R Haas 30, C. H. Jameson 34, J. W. Stancil 33, For Marshal J. K. Atkinson 24, E. G. Carroll 22, H Ludwig, Jr. 8, T. A. Crow for mayor on the opposition ticket received 20 votes, the candidates for aldermen falling off the same ratio. However we think it proper to state that F. F. Preaus and D. Selig, who appeared for aldermen on this ticket, were not aspirants for municipal offices and objected to their names being submitted, Mr. Preaus, in view of his position as district attorney, doubtful of his eligibility, but they were not consulted and their names put on the ticket elected is representative in every respect and will doubtless give our town an excellent administration for the next two years, the amendment to the charter extending the official term to that period.


Special Easter services will be held at the Methodist church in Farmerville next Sunday, quite an interesting and appropriate program arranged for the occasion under the direction of Rev. Sloane the pastor. It is to be hoped a large attendance will be on hand, as this is commemorative of one of the greatest events in the history of Christianity and the human race, when the divine Lord and Savior, freed from the trials of the flesh, burst the bars of sin and death, and in all the grandeur and glory of his divine nature, rose triumphant from the environments of the grave to ascent to the golden portals of paradise. Which he again opened wide to the race of fallen mankind, redeemed by this sacred blood and agony, freely offered in atonement on the “Cross of Calvary;” that we might enter into everlasting life, when led upward by the “Star of Bethlehem” from the pathways of sin-cursed and benighted earth.”

Market Notice

The public is hereby notified that I have now perfected my refrigerating facilities and that I will open my meat market in Farmerville May 1st, and will keep regularly on hand a full supply of the best meats to be had in this market. P. W. MAYO.

Delegates Appointed

In accordance with a request from the executive department of state I have appointed the following citizens of Union Parish (25 in number) to represent this parish in the Interstate Good Roads Convention, to assemble in Baton Rouge on the 27th, 28th, and 19th of this month: Ward 1, W. W. Heard, J. M. Smith, W. N. McFarland and Abe Stein. Ward 2, J. A. Peek, J. W. Parks, Dr. O. H. Thompson and Dr. J. P. Powell. Ward 3, Dr. P. A. Tatum, J. A. Carroll, Dr. W. S. Harrell and C. D. Frederick. Ward 4, C. M. Farris, A. C. Harper, Dr. G. E. Carroll and T. A. Heard. Ward 5, J. E. Gill, D. H. Henry, J. M. Hamilton and Dr. Ford Hodge. Ward 6, W. E. Clark, Dr. G. W. Murphy, J. M. Dawkins and Wm. Anderson. Edward Everett, at large. J. P. ODOM, Pres. Police Jury.

C. B. Roberts, attorney of Ruston, who was due to attend court here this week, did not come on account of two alleged cases of small pox developing in his family, his wife and one of his children affected with the disease, which is of the mild type which has prevailed in this portion of the state for several years, and is looked upon with about as much apprehension as a case of ordinary measles.

Mrs. Elliot, wife of Rev. J. W. Elliot, left on the Mattie for Monroe this morning, where she will take the train for Myles, Texas on a visit to the home of her father, Mr. J. J. Railey.

Rev. D. B. Cargill, of Natchitoches, after several days pleasantly spent in visiting the home of his brother, Mr. J. C. Cargill, in Farmerville, returned home last Saturday by way of Bernice, the high water preventing his return by Choudrant.


In response to a call from the commissioner of agriculture, the managers of the different parish fairs in this district met at Calhoun last Saturday, and after due discussion the dates for holding the various parish fairs were fixed as follows:

North Louisiana Fair Association at Calhoun, September 13th to 15th. Union Parish at Farmerville, September 19th to 21st. Winn Parish at Winnfield, September 26th to 28th. Lincoln Parish at Ruston, October 3rd to 7th. Bienville Parish at Arcadia, October 10th to October 13th. Claiborne Parish at Homer, October 19th to October 24th. Webster Parish at Minden, October 23rd to October 25th. Bossier Parish at Alden Bridge, October 27th to October 28th. Ida Fair at Ida, October 31st to November 2nd. Ouachita Parish at Monroe, November 7th to November to 10th.

Go to Mayo’s

He has all the delightful summer drinks from “pop to snowdrift” and can supply you with a “Gibson Girl”. He is a past master in compounding liquid delights and can tickle your taste. “Keep cool” by going to Mayo’s and remember he sells ice and seasonable fruits.

A heavy hail storm prevailed north of here last Friday evening approaching close to town and knocking off limbs from the trees on J. D. Baughman’s place two miles north. The fall was heaviest in the neighborhood of Mr. George Kilgore’s plantation, 12 miles off, great drifts of hail remaining over until Saturday at noon. Much damage was inflicted upon the growing corn in that locality, which on some farms may have to be planted over where it was beaten down and destroyed by the hail.


In the “Good Old Summer Time” to to F. E. Mayo’s for your cold drinks. he keeps everything in this line and he is an artistic “mixer.” Try one of his exclusive lemonades, it is a thing of delight and a joy forever.

The Gazette was unavoidably delayed last week in reaching subscribers at several post offices in the parish on account of the high water in the D’Arbonne, the mail failing to go out from Thursday until Sunday morning. A number of our readers, especially at Holmesville and Mosley’s Bluff, thus prevented from getting the paper until it was several days old.

A carpenter by the name of Taylor, got a “Fourth of July move” on himself last Monday night, by lingering too long with the wine cup. Was arrested about midnight for “drunk and disorderly and attracted considerable attention by his cries and protestations while being “lugged to the jug.” He was released yesterday morning and presented quite a sanguinary appearance, his head and face cut and caked with gore. The scratches due to a round with a wire fence into which he fell, and the wound on his head, he claims, the result of a blow from the officer who arrested him, who he says, knocked him down with a pistol. Dr. Jameson dressed his wound, and the man, who has a respectable appearance, is doubtlessly of those who in yielding to the temptation of strong drink, fall by the wayside of rectitude and moral responsibility.

The high water in the D’Arbonne occasioned the mail back form Choudrant much difficulty in returning here last Thursday evening and no mail went over the route until Sunday. The return Sunday evening bringing a large quantity of belated mail from Choudrant.

The Parish Farmers Union held its regular session here last Friday, President J. C. Rocket informing us that a full attendance was on hand. The next regular meeting will be held on Friday before the fourth Saturday in June.

We have complaint from a subscriber at Sadie, who says that the Gazette has not come to that office in the last three weeks. This is a matter of much surprise to us as the paper has been published regularly and each week a bundle containing papers for our subscribers sent out to that office. The fault is not ours and we will look into that matter, as some one is working a great injury upon us, as well as our patrons at that point. Is it you; “Uncle Sam?”

Some time back Mr. M. L. Pearson seized a raft of logs in the bayou belonging to the McClure Sawmill Co., of Monroe, on the face of a judgement for the price of timber he held against them, and advertised same by sheriff sale. However, prior to the date advertised, an injunction was sued out restraining the sale and pending a restraining the sale and pending a decision, Sheriff Taylor tried up the logs and placed them in charge of a keeper, who appeared in town last Friday and reported the fact that on the proceeding day representatives of the saw mill company came up in the company’s tug, and over his protest, tied on the raft and towed it off down the bayou. This was quite a serious break and likely to get the company in jail for contempt of court, of nothing else, but we learn that they were hustling to settle the matter before steps in the premises were taken by the sheriff, to whom they are responsible for the property.

To The Public

We issue a signed guarantee and give you a useful present with each bottle of Dr. Quick’s Antiseptic, that it is better than any antiseptic or liniment you have ever used. Price 35 cents. Farmerville Drug Co.

The Farmerville Drug Co., is now settled in their new and commodious quarters in the new and commodious quarters in the new brick building. Their handsome fixtures and neatly arranged stock presenting an up-to-date, city appearance and quite an honor to our town, Mr. O. M. Taylor, who is an accomplished druggist and an artist in his line, reigning supreme in his favorite realm. Their fine new soda fountain is quite a feature of the business and Dr. Jameson, the head of the business, has an elegantly furnished office up stairs.

Mr. W. D. Munholland was taken suddenly ill with heart trouble last Sunday morning and Dr. Evans who was called in to relieve him pronounced him in a critical condition at one time, heart action having almost suspended. However he rallied under treatment, but has since been quite ill from nervous prostration. His father, Rev. C. T. Munholland, of West Monroe, was telephoned for and arrived Monday evening on a visit to the bed of his sick son.

Accept No Substitute

There is nothing just as good for Malaria, Chills and Fever as Dr. Mendenhall’s Chill and Fever as Dr. Mendenhall’s Chill and Fever Cure. Take it as a general tonic and at all times in place of quinine. If it fails to give satisfaction Farmerville Drug Co. will refund.

Mr. J. E. Shaver, late manager of the telephone company, having combined forces with Dr. A. C. Hammonds, dentist, left with him last Sunday evening to visit interior points in quest of dental work. Oakland the point first selected in their itinerary. However, Mr. Shaver returned yesterday to cast his vote in the municipal election.

District Attorney Preaus has broken dirt in the construction of his new residence on the north side of town, most of the material on the ground and the work to be pushed to an early completion. The structure will cost nearly $2,000.

T. A. Crow, Esq., in response to a summons to appear as a witness in the U. S. Circuit Court at Nashville, Tenn., will leave for that city next Saturday and will be absent for several days.

We have been creditably informed that the construction of the Farmerville & Southern R. R., cost the sum of $400,000 to extend it to Farmerville, which may serve as a pointer to those interested in the extension of the road to points south.

Court assembled last Monday morning with a large crowd in attendance, the petit and grand jury both in session calling many here, but much against their will, work on the farm rendering many of them ill able to lose valuable time from their crops. However, the wheels of justice must be assisted in the necessary grind, the law inexorable in its demands on the citizens.

A considerable gale of wind accompanied the heavy rain of last Friday evening. Fences and sheds having been blown down in various parts of town.

Martin Stevenson’s stereophonic show with a few natural curiosities exhibited here last Monday night, but to a very limited attendance.

A London paper says Japan does not intend to repeat her present expenditure of blood and treasure in a war with Russia, and in treaty of peace will demand all strategic advantages in the Far East and will insist upon the annexation of Port Arthur, Vladivostoc and the Island of Sagelin to her dominion. Besides prohibiting Russia from keeping a fleet on the Chinese or Japanese coast. Furthermore, she will expect to be consulted in the solution of all ipter-national questions. In fact will insist on stripping Russia of all her power in Asis.

Farmerville, among other things, needs local lumber facilities, lumber hard to get, as we are told that the big milling concerns within reach are in different to the local trade and inclined to ignore local trade and inclined to ignore local orders placed with them. It is to be regretted that the proposed mill for this place hangs fire, as it would add greatly to the town in more ways than one, and would be a source of big profit to its promoters. But the prospects for the enterprise are very hazy.

We understand that the man Taylor, who was injured last Monday night, presented certain parties to the grand jury yesterday on the charge of assaulting and battering him with a pistol on the night in question. If he had presented the “booze man” who furnished him the stuff upon which he went wrong, he would be after the real author of all his misfortunes , but unfortunately the victim looks upon this individual as his special friend and protects him accordingly.

Mr. M. B. Shultz, of Monroe, was an arrival on the steamer Mattie yesterday morning on a visit to his old home.

Mrs. A. J. Bell and little daughter, Theresa, will spend next Sunday (Easter) visiting friends relatives in Monroe, leaving this morning on the Mattie.

Mrs. Hall and Miss Florence Donley left by private conveyance for Bernice last Thursday, the former on a visit to that town and the latter continuing on the train to Junction City, to visit relatives at that point.

The body of James Carey, who died while undergoing a term of imprisonment in the Tennessee penitentiary was brought to his home near D’Arbonne last week and was interred among the family dead at Sardis. The deceased professed religion and joined the church just previous to his death, and to his father, who was with him when the end came, he expressed regret for his misspent life with every mark of sincere contrition. His belated repentance a source of much gratification to his sorrowing relatives.

Don’t Forget,

That on Monday next the distinguished representative of the Southern Cotton Growers Association will be in Farmerville to discuss issues vital to the success of the cotton industry in our midst,. Come out in here, it is a duty you owe yourselve.


Mr. H. W. Ragan, of Ruston, who is deeply interested in the truck growing industry and who was largely instrumental in establishing the business in his locality, informed us while here last week, that last years acreage on truck would be considerably increase the present season, fully 250 acres now planted and land off for the various crops, cabbage, potatoes, tomatoes, beans, cantaloupes, cucumbers, etc., the young plants doing nicely and the prospects good for shipping out over 100 carloads of truck this season. The association working in complete harmony and greatly facilitated by the valuable experience gained last year. The V. S. & P. management is contributing every facility of the road in the way of transportation and rates, and has fitted up the old freight depot as a store house for the shipment of truck. And the ice factory is enlarging its capacity to supply ice and cold storage necessary for the increased quantity of truck. This is one of the fixed resources of Ruston, which will go on increasing in value each year, and it is to be hoped that the success achieved will stimulate other sections to engage in this industry, our own advantages of soil and natural facilities as good, if not better, than the Ruston locality.

Mr. R. J. Armstrong, photographer, of Arcadia, closed his gallery yesterday after a three weeks stay at this place, and left for Marion, where he will spend some time taking pictures. His stay here was profitable, as he informed us that he had taken in about $100, principally from “penny pictures,” Farmerville heading the list in his experience in this class of work.

Dick Craighead, the Claiborne Parish murderer, whose trial was fixed for last week at Homer, has had his trial postponed until the June term of district court, and in the mean time has been returned to Shreveport for safe keeping. While being conveyed from Shreveport to Homer a few days back, he leaped from the platform of the train at Gibsland and made a run for liberty but encumbered by the handcuffs, he tripped and fell in a mud hole where he was overtaken by the deputy, who returned him to the train.


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