Farmerville Local News

The Gazette
May 24, 1905

See proceedings of the police jury on our front page.

Court adjourned last Saturday after a weeks session, the docket light.

There was another big down pour of rain last Sunday night, which went to increase the flood in the D’Arbonne and hinder work on the farm.

Mr. Jake Haas, left for his home in Coushatta last week, after a pleasant visit to friends and relatives in Farmerville – his old home.

We are turning out a considerable amount of job work of late and are evidently giving satisfaction as we have heard of no kicks.

STABLE MAN WANTED. A Responsible young white man wanted, to work in livery stable and sleep there at night. Must be unmarried, sober, attentive to business and willing to work. If you are hunting a soft snap, you aint the man and this aint the place. Wages good, apply in Farmerville, to SELIG & BAUGHMAN, Livery Men.

C. B. Roberts, Esq., after spending the week attending court at this place, left for his home in Ruston last Sunday morning on the northbound train.

We expect to receive a new supply of type by our next issue and will improve the face of the paper by replacing the present print with a new and clearer type.

Mr. Dan McCranie, the well known representative of the Southern Grocery co. of Monroe, is reported quite ill at his home in that city.

We note in the Monroe News of the 17th, that Miss Matilde Stein, who recently returned to that city after a pleasant visit to friends at this place, left Monroe last Sunday for her home in Galveston, Texas.

REDUCTION SALE. I will sell out at cost and below cost from May 14th to June 1st. Calicos, at 3 1/2 to 4 1/2 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.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Brantley last Saturday morning, a baby girl, which tipped the beam at 11 pounds of future feminine grace.

Judge Allen Barksdale, of Ruston who has been spending the past month visiting his early home at Laurence Court House, South Carolina, has returned home much pleased with the experiences of his trip.

Work on the new residence of District Attorney Preaus is progressing notwithstanding the continued wet weather and when finished he will have a neat, substantial home, as he informs us that he is using the very best material to be had, and will roof it with metal tiling at a cost of about $250.

NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION. Notice is hereby given that D. Phillips, formerly of the firm of Clark, Phillips & Co., of Oakland, La., has sold his interest in the said firm to C. C.Clark, who will continue to run it under the original name and will assume all the liabilities of said D. Phillips in the said firm. This 14th day of May, 1905. D. PHILLIPS, C. C. CLARK.

Miss Reita Hartman, who has been attending the State Normal School, at Natchitoches, withe the view of qualifying herself for the school room, returned home last Sunday in company with her father, Mr. G. Hartman, on his way from Jennings.

Up to the recent stoppage from high water, the Choudrant mail was carried on horseback and doubtless this plan will be continued after the present accumulation of mail matter has been disposed of, as the train service has rendered the mail matter over this route very light and by reducing it to horseback service the transportation has been greatly facilitated.

CARD OF THANKS. During the late absence of my wife the people Farmerville and adjoining community were very good and kind to me and upon her return home we were happily surprised last Saturday evening by the further evidence of kindness on the part of the people, manifested in a genuine “pounding”. And we both unite in expressing our heartfelt thanks and assuring the contributors that we shall take courage and seek to do better in the future. Our table was truly loaded with flour, sugar, rice, cakes, jellies, butter, soda, soap, lard, meal and other valuable tokens too numerous to mention. In addition to the “pounding”, the ladies so nicely arranged the house for the reception of my wife on her return to her home. No tongue can tell the good cheer and joy this brought to our lives, and our prayers ascend for those who took part, also for those who were not aware of the kind efforts in our behalf. God has promised you a reward (Matt. 10:40-42). May we be enabled to bless you and yours by our humble life among you, as pastor and wife. Your Pastor, J. W. ELLIOTT.

A GOOD SUGGESTION. The Farmer’s Union of Union Parish will please take notice that Friday before the first Saturday in June is the day we are to meet in parish union at Farmerville. The session from 10 to 12 o’clock will be an open session at which everybody is invited to attend. The citizens of Farmerville are solicited to meet with us and we would specially invite the editor of the Gazette. The hour will be taken up in speech making and other public exercises. L. N. HOLMES, Pres. State Union.

Mrs. J. W. Elliott, wife of Pastor Elliott, who has been absent about one month visiting the home of her parents in Miles, Texas, returned home last Saturday, greatly pleased with her trip, and as a mark of remembrance the members of the Baptist church assemble at the parsonage in pound party, donating various stores for the comfort and maintenance of the worthy family.

Misses Nellie Keysaer and Evalyne Evans, assistants in the High School, left last week for their respective homes, the former for Tennessee and the latter for Bastrop. These ladies rendered good service during the last session, but we are not aware that they will be employed another session, although Miss Keysaer expressed a willingness to accept the position it again tendered her.

Prof. J. B. Hicks, completed his service as principal of the High School at this place, and left for his home in Whitleyville, Tenn., last Friday. As intimated in our last issued this estimable gentleman will not return to take charge of the school, a conclusion on his part that is greatly regretted by our community in view of his fine personality and worth as an educator.

DR. J. M. WHEELIS, Physician and Surgeron, LINNVILLE, LA. All calls answered promptly and at all hours.

W. L. DILLARD, Dentist, Office East of Public Square.. All work promptly and satisfactorily attended to.

The angel of domesticity bestowed a treasure on the home of Mr. Oscar Baughman early last Monday morning in the person of a second son and heir, the little fellow lusty and full of life and bids fair to go to make up, with what has (?) (?), a pair of young Americans to be proud of. A telegram which grew out of this event we thank worthy of note. Some time previous, the father of the new comer, in conversion with his brother, Mr. J. D. Baughman, expressed the conviction that the little stranger would show up to be a boy, and in a bantering manner was admonished “not to count his chickens before they were hatched,” and Monday morning after the event had transpired, the proud parents the following telegram of announcement to his brother who is at present absent in Beaumont, Texas: “Eggs have hatched and a fine rooster is the result”.

The continued high water has disorganized our mails no little, the trains bringing in a limited quantity daily, and last Sunday evening we received our first mail from Choudrant in about one week. A deluge of papers and delayed letters )some of them a week old) turned in upon us. However, this service is now being kept up, notwithstanding the water continue high )reported a mile wide at the warehouse) and between the two facilities we may hope to remain in touch with the outside world until the flood subsides.

Mr. J. G. Trimble and wife left this morning for Thibodeaux, La. where he will represent the Gazette in the press convention, which assembled at that point this morning. Before returning they will avail themselves of the press excursion to Havana, Cuba, and will be absent one week. They were accompanied as far as to Monroe by Miss Louise Trimble and her little niece Elisabeth, who have been visiting them from Orange, Texas and now will visit her brother’s home in Portland, Ark.

Dr. Adolphus Landry, an affable young physician of Decambrie, Vermilion Parish, after spending several days in Farmerville, the guest of Dr. R. L. Love, left with his bride yesterday morning on the Steamer Mattie to continue their bridal trip at Monroe, Dr. Landry, recently graduated in medicine, is a nice young gentleman and was well pleased with this trip to Louisiana, having married about a month ago and with his bride has been traveling every since.

The cows of this vicinity have homesteaded upon the public square as a roosting place at night, which has greatly annoyed Janitor Dawson (in view of the filth they create) who has planned several nightly raids in fruitless efforts to break them up. Another nuisance attending their presence is a cloud of mosquitoes which pursues them from the range, to scatter out an alnoy the inmates of adjacent homes.


Mr. Planter: Your crops are late. In order to catch up you will need more labor. If you can’t increase your field force you can do better. You can get an implement for $40 that will do the work of two men. Supposing you could get good labor, would it not be cheaper to buy an implement at the cost of $30 and save the wages of at least one man? This is not an experiment. We have been demonstrating for the past five years that Aver’s Revolution and Western Cultivators will do this. Your money back if you want it. Yours truly, MONROE HARDWARE CO., LTD.

William J. Bryan has announced his intention to make a tour of the world, his trip to embrace all points in Europe which will give him an opportunity to look into the workings of municipal ownership. His daughter is in poor health and will accompany her father for the benefit of change.

There is some talk of Mrs. Gilbert, the postmistress, exchanging her home on the north side for property now occupied by Dr. Evans and owned by Maj. Donley, the property desirable to her on account of its proximity to the post office.

The Steamer Mattie did not leave this landing until yesterday morning due to the lack of freight. However she had a number of guests on the down trip. Mr. J. G. Trimble, wife and sister, Miss Louise, Mr. Mose Hartman and son Leo, Miss Helena Selig and Master Harold Bell, (the son of the editor) enroute of Monroe and other points.

The Louisiana Press Association meets today in Thibodaux, La., and will end in an excursion of the editors to Havana, Cuba. Editor Dawkins, of the Monroe News, will deliver the response to the address of welcome and as usual the pencil pushers will enjoy a season of rest and recreation. Mr. J. G. Trimble, president of the Gazette Publishing Co., will represent the Gazette on the this occasion, accompanied by his wife.

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.

Workmen from Ruston were here last week repairing the cracks int he ceiling of the court house and doing some work in the valleys of the roof. These repairs under the contract, which stipulates that the contractors shall keep the building up for a period of years.

A few friends were invited to an informal reception at the home of Mr. Lot Jones last Saturday evening in honor of their guest, Miss Mae Shultz, of Monroe. Ice cream and other light refreshments were served and a very pleasant evening passed.

At a late hour a copy of the Bernice Herald of last week (strange to say, it dis no show upon our exchange table) was handed us by a friend, in which we noted some peevish editorial mouthing and the bellicose utterances of a “Cock Robin” correspondent (who has neither the grace nor taste to affix even a “cyclopedia cognomen”) relative to certain comments we saw fit to make in regard to the brick school house proposed for Bernice, and while the matter is of small moment, we shall nevertheless, take occasion to refer to this next week, having neither time nor opportunity to do so at the present.

Dr. J. M. Wheelis, who recently graduated in medicine from the University of Nashville, Tenn., and who recently stood a successful examination before the Sate Medical Boards a New Orleans and Little Rock, and obtained license to practice in this state and Arkansas, was here last Monday to have his license recorded according to law as it is his purpose to locate at Linnville, this parish, to practice his profession. Dr. Wheelis, who is the “the manner born,” having been raised near Marion is a young man of exemplary habits and equipped with native ability and well versed in his profession he has a very promising future before him and will no doubt make the most of his advantages. his professional card appears in this issue.

Miss Florence Donley is preparing to leave for Sligo in a few days to resume her duties in the school room.

W. L. Dillard, Dentist, is at present located in the office of Dr. Love, on the east side of the public square, where he is prepared to accommodate all those who are in need of dental work. Dr. Dillard, although quite a young man, is up in his profession and guarantees satisfaction. He will be here for some time and we direct special attention to his card appearing elsewhere in this issue.

A friend whose business has lead him to traverse a considerable portion of the parish within the last ten days, bring back a very discouraging report of the conditions on the farms, the wet weather (?) work in the crops, which in many instances are almost smothered in grass. He says he saw acres of cotton unchopped and almost lost in grass and weeds, especially in the low lands, where the farmers have been unable to run a plow in days. The corn crop is also suffering for work, and in all the prospects looked anything but encouraging to him, and he has spent the most of his life on the farm.

According to the report submitted by the state Board of Appraisers, the total value of all railroad, telephone, telegraph, sleeping car and express company property in the state is fixed at $34,503,194. The value of this class of property in this parish placed at $71,039, not counting the value of the Little Rock and Monroe road still uncompleted.

Lowe & Youngblood the well know jewelers of Monroe, have offered a handsome gold watch for the most popular railroad man entering that city, and if we are allowed to speak in advance we will name “Bob” Chapman, the popular V. S. & P., conductor as the winner of the prize, provided he is eligible in this contest.

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.

A terrific wind storm visited Fort Worth, Texas and vicinity last Sunday evening doing no little damage, a number of houses unroofed, the First National Bank among them, the latter a seven story structure. The wall of the T. & P. depot was blown down, killing train dispatcher, Jack Young in the wreckage. One church was demolished. The wind is said to have been very severe at Mineral Wells, the noted health resort, a portion of this town reported to have been blown away.

Mr. Hill of Strong, and Mr. Stevens, post master at Victoria, came over to Farmerville last Sunday evening, the former to by a horse and the latter traveling for a case of heart trouble, and succeeded in getting left by the train next morning through the inability of the visiting postmaster to tear himself away from our salubrious climate in time. However, ‘it’s an ill wind that blows no good.”

ICE DELIVERY. I have now on hand a carload of ice, and as the factories are running regularly, will be able to furnish any amount wanted. Deliveries will be made inside the town limits of Farmerville from 10:30 to 12 a.m. and 5:30 to 7 p.m. Those having standing orders will receive prompt delivery between above hours. All others reached as rapidly as possible. It will be more satisfactory to all parties to be on regular delivery list, as at any time you could order it left off. Price for 100 lb and over, 75 cts. per 100. Less than 100, 1 cent per pound. K. A. PLESANT.

Miss Sallie Hester, who has been employed as assistant teacher in the school at Marion, arrived in Farmerville last Saturday evening enroute for her home at Winters, Tex. and was the guest of Dr. Love during her short stay of one night in our town.

Miss Lizzie Mosely, having finished her term as a teacher at Boyce, La., is at present the guest of her sister, Mrs. Dr. Love, with whom she will spend the summer.

Master Harold Bell, the editor’s young hopeful, left yesterday morning for Monroe, to spend some time at the home of his grandmother.

Mr. Van Pearce, who has been visiting in Texas for the last month, returned to his home in Farmerville this week.

Mr. Paul Taylor, express agent on the Farmerville & Southern, and his wife are making their home in Farmerville, the guests of the Hartman House.

Sheriff Taylor seems to have a happy family in the parish cloister, judging from the vesper strains that float out therefrom at dewy eve. The inmates at present number 13.

A suit over a $10 calf at Burleson, Texas, illustrates the folly of going to law over trifles. There were 8 lawyers engaged in teh case and over 50 witnesses summoned, and after dragging through several sessions of court, the difference was compromised by each of the contestants paying his share of the cost, which amounted to $1,000, the calf subsequently selling for $20.

A canning plant has been established in El Dorado with every prospect of successful returns in canning and marketing the large surplus of fruit that goes to waste yearly in that section for lack of a market.

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 in forks of Loutre heading west. Person taking up this animal will notify the undersigned who will pay all expense of his recovery. ARTHUR WASHINGTON, LOUTRE, LA.

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