Farmerville Local News

The Gazette
May 10, 1905

Mr. W. A. Perryman, of Ruston, is visiting Farmerville and vicinity this week.

Joe Phillips left Monday for points in Arkansas in quest of a location.

It is evident that the fruit escaped the late frosts of the season, and a good crop is in evidence for the summer and fall.

TO WHOM IT CONCERNS. We will be pleased to have all persons in this section who have timber for sale, to call on us at our office in Farmerville, as we are prepared to offer you a more profitable price than 50 cents per thousand, which is the rate offered heretofore. PRICE, ROBERTS & ELDER.

The train, contrary to expectation, did not run last Sunday the Sabbath run not included in the service.

Mr. C. D. Covington left on a visit to Georgia last Monday morning and will be absent for some time.

Machinery for Sale. I have for sale an 8 horse power Erie City steam engine and boiler in good order and will be sold at bargain prices. Apply to H. H. RUGG, Mosley’s Bluff.

Workmen are engaged repairing the property of Mr. Sanders, who will move in as soon as it is made ready for his occupancy.

Dr. C. H. Jameson is preparing to build a new residence on the fine site near his present residence and directly north o his old office structure.

Parties in Arkansas are negotiating with Maj. Donely for the purchase of his hotel property with the view of establishing a general hotel at this place.

Messrs. H. W. Ragan of Ruston, and Mr. J. E. Cavannah, who is connected with him in the timber business, are in Farmerville at present looking after their extensive business.

REDUCTION SALE. I will sell out at cost and below cost form May 13th to June 1st. Calicos, at 3 1/2 to 4 3/4 cents per yard. Lawns from 3 to 15 cents per yard. All shoes worth $3.50 for $2.85; and $2.50 shoes for $1.85, and other things in proportion. Call on JAMES M. NETTLES, Marion, La.

Mr. Will Atkinson and wife, after a protracted visit to the home of his parents in Farmerville, returned to Monroe yesterday morning, leaving on the north bound train.

Dr. A. C. Hammonds and Mr. John Shaver returned last Monday evening from an extensive trip doing dental work at neighboring points, and report a very successful experience. After supplying themselves with material they left for the interior again Thursday morning.

BACK AGAIN. I will return to Farmerville on Saturday next, the 13th, to remain one week and will be prepared to make all kinds of photos from the “penney-picture” to the full sized cabinet. Don’t forget it. R. J. ARMSTRONG.

We learn from visitors from the interior that the disease which killed so many cattle in this parish early in the season, and which seemed to have abated to a great extent has again made its appearance in some sections and is faking off cattle to a serous extent.

In the criminal proceedings of court published in these columns some time back, it appeared that Henry Futch was convicted and fined for committing an “assault with a dangerous weapon, with intent to kill,” when it is claimed that he was found guilty of merely an “assault with a dangerous weapon.” The data upon which your report was based was obtained from the officers of court, and as we have no desire to misrepresent any one we make the above explanation.

In our notice of the picnic last Friday we inadvertently mentioned it as being given jointly by the two Sabbath Schools of the town,” overlooking the Jewish organization, which was equally interested in the event. The omission due entirely to our lack of information in the premises.

To give the Sunday School children an opportunity to attend the picnic at the “Furk Ferry” last Friday, school was dismissed for the day.

Allen’s fever and pain powders relieved sick and nervous headaches, neuralgia and all pains and aches. Cool fever. For sale by the Farmerville Drug Co.

The gap in the Little Rock and Monroe railroad having been closed last week an excursion train was run over the road from Felsenthal to Monroe last Sunday, and after the finishing touches have been given the road regular service between these points will be inaugurated. The Farmerville and Southern making connections will permit a direct run from Farmerville to Monroe.

We publish the delinquent tax sales this week, which will be found in full on our fourth page. This is quite a heavy list of delinquents, and through careless and indifference on the part of many taxpayers, will cause a very needless expense, which could have been avoided by the payment of their taxes in the long period that Sheriff Taylor has given them, many other parishes having enforced payment over a month ago. However, while death and taxes are said to be inevitable nevertheless, some people put off the one and everybody the other as long as possible.

The picnic held for the benefit of the Sunday School children at the “Fork Ferry” last Friday, notwithstanding the threatening appearance of the weather in the early hours of the morning, was a very pleasurable affair, those attending spending an enjoyable day under the greenwood tree. However, the usual picnic shower was on hand in the evening, wetting those who lingered on the grounds. A dance was given at night at the Hartman House, where the disciples of Terpsichore enjoyed themselves “tripping the light fantastic,” so to speak.

Some mischievously inclined person put “high-life”, as it is termed, on Mr. F. E. Mayo’s dog yesterday evening, which had the effect of driving the animal frantic for a time, and greatly alarming the family, the frenzied actions of the dog under the effects of this excruciating chemical leading them to fear that he was suffering from hydrophobia.

Of course this was done in sport, which is very doubtful fun to say the least; in view of the pain an distress inflicted upon a dumb animal, and which would subject the perpetrators to a prosecution for cruelty to animals should the matter be placed before the grand jury. The offense rendered more reprehensible by the fright and alarm caused people who are not aware of the animals condition, as in the case of Mr. Mayo’s family, where existing peculiar circumstances made it a very dangerous proceeding.

“Had ‘Em Bad”

Jaques, the stranger who fell on the streets in a fit last week, but who seemed to recover his faculties later, subsequently developed a full-fledged case of “jimmies”, walking about the streets in the “weesma” hours talking nonsense, in which “lions, bears, dogs, ant-eaters” and other quadrupeds figured. Marshal Atkinson found him rambling about the jail just before daylight Thursday morning and locked him up in the calaboose, to turn him loose later under directions of Mayor Mathews, who could find no law to hold him under, so long as he offered no injury or offense to any one. Friday he seemed to grow worse, rambling about talking silly and in the evening was found by the marshal on the banks of the small stream east of the jail partially disrobed, evidently preparing to take a public bath, and through sympathy for the man’s helpless condition, several persons in town had him taken to the poor house where they engaged for his care for the price of one dollar a day. We learn that his condition has greatly improved and it is probable he will be restored to a normal state in a few days. His dementia entirely due to excessive intemperance.


The Gazette is late one day this issue for the reason Sheriff Taylor turned in the list of delinquent tax sales, which had to go this week, and being large and difficult to set up. As a result it worked our limited force very hard, as it had to be proved and corrected several times before it was in proper shape for printing. Consequently we are one day behind, notwithstanding the editor set a hand at the cases and also enlisted his good wife in the work of type sticking. This being important official work and necessary to go at this time, we think it sufficent to excuse any delay on our part.

Dr. O. H. Thompson, of Marion, was a visitor to this place last Monday on private business.

The new furnishings for the post office having arrived, the office was removed today to its commodious new quarters in the new brick building in the rear of the bank where postmaster Gilbert has every facility for handling the mail.

The drugstore front has been painted a dark red and the bricks penciled to make it correspond with the bank front, the work greatly improving the general appearance of this fine structure.

The High School at this place will close its session next Tuesday evening and we are informed that the event will not be marked by any closing exercises, Prof. Hix deciding to abandon this feature in making up for time lost during the session.

As conjectured there was no meeting of the cotton growers association here last Tuesday, and as the call was made to test the feelings of the farmers in this matter their failure to respond must be taken as a lack of interest in the association, and now the organization may go by the board, as not wanted.

TO THE PUBLIC. We issue a signed guaranteed 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.

Judge W. R. Roberts, of Bernice, was here last week for several days and assured us that the people of his town were earnest in their plan of replacing their school building (recently destroyed by fire) with a $10,000 brick structure. With all courtesy to the Judge and respect for his community, we must confess that this strikes us as being on the order of one of “Mulberry Sellers'” million dollar schemes.

Miss Julia Donley has entered the profession of “the art preservative of all arts,” and is now “picking type” in the Gazette office. Our experience is that girls make the very best of types, but they rarely ever get any substantial returns from the business, as they are inclined to exchange the profession for that of sewing on suspender buttons just about the time they are able to get some returns from it. But this is the result in about all professions tehy adopt, which may have induced the French author to assert that “woman is one of God’s beautiful failures.”


It has bee the custom heretofore to give an annual picnic at Mosely’s Bluff, but the farmers of that section being behind badly with their farm work, it has been decided to abandon the custom this season. In this connection, Capt. W. M. Wilson had decided to give the citizens of this vicinity a free boat ride to the picnic, which was fixed for next Friday, and had chartered the gasoline boat “Felsenthal” for the purpose, and this has also been abandoned on account of the failure to hold the picnic as contemplated. Capt. Wilson, who is one of the most genial and accommodating steamboat men that ever trod deck, has adopted the custom of tendering a free public boat ride each season to the Bluff picnic, as a mark of his appreciation of the patronage extended him by the public.

Whooping Cough. “In the spring of 1901 my children had whooping cough,” says Mrs. D. W. Capps, of Capps, Ala. “I used Chamberlain’s Cough Remedy with the most satisfactory results. I think this is the best remedy i have ever seen for whooping cough”. This remedy keeps the cough loose, lessens the severity and frequency of the coughing spells and counteracts any tendency toward pneumonia. For sale by all dealers.

Mrs. Janey VanHook returned yesterday evening from Richland Parish, where she was called by the illness of her mother, Mrs. Mattie McDonald, who has improved sufficiently to accompany her daughter home and will spend some time in Farmerville recuperating from her illness, the joint guest of her daughter and her sister, Mrs. A. J. Bell.

We neglected last week to mention the presence of Mrs. Buce of Bernice, in our town, who was here on a visit to her daughter, Mrs. Preaus, wife of District Attorney Preaus.

Town Marshal Atkinson had the misfortune to wound this foot deeply with a nail, which he trod on, has bee forced to go on crutches this week. The would penetrating deep into the foot.

Mr. Jim Maroney returned last Sunday night from Texas with a drove of stock which he will sell in this market.

Mrs. Myers and family, of New Orleans, arrived in Farmerville last Friday on a visit to her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sanders.

The commissions for the new town officials, having arrived the new council met and organized last week, adjourning after a short session to meet again this week and start the new administration in business. Mr. J. M. Underwood, Jr., was elected secretary and tax assessor and he informs us that the town, the assessment to be listed carefully and a delinquent list made out and property advertises and sold for taxes where parties fail to discharge their public duties in the way of tax paying.

The question of an oil mill for this place is still under advertisement, a gentleman who can do things informing us this week what the matter was still under serious consideration, but would not develop until next fall. As the days go by we see the need of an active progressive league more and more.

Messrs. J. E. Clayton and A. A. Barksdale, of Ruston, and John Munholland, of Monroe, was here last Wednesday interested in the Roark adjustment.

Mr. Will Martin, of Arcadia, was here on one of his periodical visits last week taking orders for drugs.

C. B. Roberts, Esq., of Ruston, was here several days this week looking after business connected with the firm of Price, Roberts & Elder, of this place, and informed us that the late appearance of small pox in his family was of the mild type which has prevailed in this section for several years the patients recovering and showing very little inconvenience from the attack.

The train was again late last night arriving about 10 o’clock due to the fact that the train leaving here yesterday morning went through to Eldorado, which occurs three times a week under the present schedule rendering the arrival here late on these occasions.

Mr. Ward, the phone man, is arranging an electric light for the office in Baughman’s store, to be used for night work on the books, the oil lamp having a tendency to increase the temperature to a disagreeable degree. The new lamp to be supplied from a dry battery on the order of the experimental light he has now in use in his battery department, which burns brightly and at a nominal cost.

Mr. Fenton has ordered settings of Gensing root, which he will cultivate as an experiment, this root which is used extensively by the Chinese, bringing a high price in the market.

The schedule on the Arkansas Southern has been changed so as to bring the south bound train into Ruston at 6 p.m. time enough for parties leaving here over the Farmerville Southern to catch the evening canon ball on the V. S. & P. for Monroe.

A POSITIVE NECESSITY. Having to lay upon my bed for 14 days from a severely bruised leg, I only found relief when I used a bottle of Ballard’s Snow Liniment. I can cheerfully recommend it as the best medicine for bruises ever sent to the afflicted. It has now become a positive necessity upon myself. D. R. Byrnes, Merchant, Doversville, Texas. 25c, 50c, $1. Sold by J. D. Baughman.

Miss Louise Trimble arrived from Orange, Texas, last Friday, and will spend the summer at her old home in Farmerville, the guest of her brother, Mr. J. G. Trimble.

The Shreveport ball payers are making a brilliant start the first of the season, now occupying third place on the list of the league games, and we trust they will make a better showing than last season, when they fell from the top to the bottom of the column in the closing stages of the ball season.

Persons leaving here on the train in the morning can reach Ruston in time to catch the cannon ball on the V. S. & P., for Monroe under the change in the schedule of this Arkansas Southern.

The editor’s little daughter, Theresa, had a severe fall from a feed trough today receiving painful injuries in one of her arms which at first was thought to be broken, but was pronounced by Dr. Evans to be intact, but badly bruised.

The bright weather has inspired a number with the desire to go fishing and we learn of a fishing party arranged for King’s Lake tomorrow.

LOST MULE. Strayed from my home near Loutre, two weeks ago, one sorrel horse mule, medium size, about 15 years old, gray about head and has gray marking on back. Last heard of the forks of the Loutre heading west. Person taking up this animal will notify the undersigned who will pay all expenses of his recovery. ARTHUR WASHINGTON, Loutre, La.


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