Farmerville Local News

The Gazette
May 31, 1905

C. H. Murphy, president of the Bank of El Dorado, was here last Friday on private business.

Mr. H. W. Regan was here last Thursday night having for the interior Friday morning on business connected with his timber interests.

The Louisiana State University at Baton Rouge will close the present session on June 7th.

Mr. W. K. Slade, a representative citizens of the Oakland community, was here this week and was accompanied by his little daughter, who is at present visiting friends at this place.

Eighteen pupils were graduated from the Industrial Institute at Ruston last week, Herbert F. Dawkins, a son of Mr. J. M. Dawkins. of Truxno, this parish, among the number.

TEACHERS ATTENTION: On Saturday, June 19th, 1905, I will be in Farmerville to contract with teachers for the summer term. I hope to meet all who desire to teach public schools. Remember that the law requires that you have a written contract before opening school. J. O. HODNETT, Parish Supt. Pub. Ed.

Mr. C. B. Roberts, attorney of Ruston, after a week spent here on legal business returned home last Sunday morning.

T. A. Crow and family have moved into their new home on the south side, where they are domiciled in their neat little cottage, recently completed.

Mr. J. D. Baughman returned last week from Beaumont and other points west and went over to Lapile, Ark., last Sunday morning, where he spent the day, the guest of his nephew, Mr. A. C. Gill, returning home in the evening.

DENTAL NOTICE. My friends and patrons are here by notified that I will be at Bernice from June 5th to 11th and at Farmerville from 12th to 19th inclusive and those desiring my professional service will please govern themselves accordingly and call on me at these points. J. M. THURMON, Dentist.

Mr. A. C. Gill, accompanied by Mr. J. R. Taylor, came over from Lapile, Ark., last Friday and returned home after a short stay at this place.

Mr. E. L. Ramsey, our efficient deputy clerk of court, left last Thursday for a visit of several days to Monroe, where he met his sister, Miss Rosa, on her return from school at Marion, Ala., and accompanied her home last Sunday, after a very pleasant stay in the Parlor City.

MILITARY BOUNTY LAND WARRANTS” Wanted: Will pay $5.00 for telling me who has one whether I buy it or not. R. K. KELLEY, Kansas City, Mo.”

The young men of town have purchased a tennis set and have established a ground in the grove near the school house, where the evenings are spent with guests engaged in this active game, in which lightness of foot and a dexterous hand seem to be chief essentials for successful playing. A lazy man’s game by no means.

TEACHERS WANTED. The Marion High School wishes to secure the service of two good teachers, one for president and the other for assistant. For particulars address Dr. O. H. Thomspson, chairman, of J. O. Hodnett, secretary, Marion, La.

Friends and relatives of the Daniels, now in jail at this place under indictment for the murder of James Taylor, were here to visit the prisoners last Friday and spent a considerable portion of the time at the jail with the accused.

Mr. J. N. Hicks, of Moseley’s Bluff was very sick last week from an attack of appendicitis supposed to be brought on by heavy lifting in assisting in arranging the timbers for a new house. He was a very sick man for a time, but fortunately under the ministrations of Dr. R. L. Love it passed off without the necessity of an operation.

The jury commissioners for this parish, met in the clerk’s office last Monday evening to draw a special jury of 30 to serve at the June term of court, which will convene on the second Monday in the month, this jury drawn to try certain murder cases. The Daniels among others, who otherwise would be compelled to remain in jail until the September term of court, which besides being a hardship on the accused would be an item of considerable expense to the parish. The venire as drawn appears in this issue.

Judge W. R. Roberts, of Bernice, was here several days last week looking after legal matters connected with his practice.

The press association held a very pleasant meeting last week in Thibodeaux, La., the editors leaving Saturday morning on their outing to Havana, Cube, Mr. J. G. Trimble and lady among the number and will be absent about two weeks.

Capt. Wilson, who was quite sick from a bilious attack last Sunday so far recovered as to be able to head the Steamer Mattie down stream yesterday morning on her regular trip to the Parlor City.

Mr. T. A. Watson, a practical printer connected with the Felsenthal Press, was a visitor to Farmerville last Saturday, on a prospecting tour and is possible that he will be connected with the mechanical department of the Gazette later, as he was well pleased with the situation and the outlook of the town.

Miss Willie May Jackson, who had planned a hay ride last Monday night, abandoned the idea for a party given her young friends on the night in question, and on the same evening entertainments were given at the home of Mr. F. E. Mayo and Capt. M. W. Wilson, the latter in honor of Mr. Ben Cole, of D’Arbonne, who had been visiting in our town. A very pleasant evening was spent at each place. Light refreshments, cake and ice cream served at the Wilson entertainment.

Assessor Murphy has completed the assessment for the present year and according to his notice appearing herein, the rolls will be kept open for inspection at his office for a period of 20 days, as provided by law, to give the tax payers an opportunity to correct any inaccuracies appearing in their assessments, after which they will be closed and collections made accordingly. And those who have reason to believe that any mistake have occurred in their assessment are urged to come forward in time to have same corrected.

Mr. Duke Selig, in driving the bus last Sunday afternoon, lost a hair watch chain upon which he set great store, the same dropped some where in his round between town and the landing. His first intimation of its loss when he went to look at his watch about 5 p. m., and found his chain and watch ring gone. His name is engraved thereon and we trust he will be so fortunate as to recover it, as its lose is irreparable to him.

The happy advent of a baby boy at the home of Mr. T. J. Breed escaped us last week, this joyful event occurring on Wednesday the 17th, the little stranger to bear the cognomen of George Doneghey Breed, and his presence announced by an anniversary card, bearing his name and date of birth, together with the names of his parents, mailed to relatives and friends of the family.

A. C. Hammonds, dentist, returned to Farmerville for a short stay last Sunday evening, leaving his partner Mr. Shaver on the road, and left again on Monday evening for a two weeks absence, when they will abandon outside work for a period at home during the heated term.

Accept No Substitute. There is nothing just as good for Malaria, Chills 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.

A company of visitors from Monroe, consisting of Capt. Cooley and Messrs. Wooten and Spenk, accompanied by their wives, came up the bayou last Sunday on a visit to the home of Mr. W. J. Turnage, whose guests they were during their stay. Arriving here about 10 a.m., and departing at 4 p.m., after a very pleasant day spent at the hospitable home of their friends. The trip was made in Capt. Cooley’s gasoline launch, the “Dixie Land” which made the run up in the fast time of 3 1/2 hours, or at the rate of 20 miles an hour, notwithstanding a considerable delay occasion by running up the Choudrant creek, the high water rendering the course of the bayou very difficult to keep. Capt. Cooleey announced his intention was to make the return trip in 3 hours, which no doubt they did, the little craft making fast time when she left the landing here. The “Dix-Land” was designed strictly as a pleasure craft, nicely fitted up and provided with there engines, two of which are kept in reserve in case of accident. She was purchased north, Capt. Cooley making the home trip in her by the way of St. Louis and up teh Red and Ouachita rivers and since her arrival in Monroe she has been constantly in demand by pleasure parties, her comfortable appointment and speed making her very desirable for such purposes.

A communication from our correspondent at Marion came in too late for publication this week.

Market Notice. We have now arranged to run our business regularly and will be able to furnish our patrons beef and sausage daily at our market in the north side of town. Send or phone your orders and we will fill them promptly at seasonable hours. MAYO & HONEYCUTT.

Miss Florence Donley left last Sunday morning for Bernice, enroute for Sligo, La., where she will resume her school at this point.

Messrs. Edw. Everett, E. L. Ramsey and J. W. Elder have organized a real estate business under the firm named Everett, Elder & Ramsey, and have already entered the field as a buyers and sellers of reality, a business whigh no doubt will later be productive of valuable results, as our section offers a fine field for a business of this kind.

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.

One more issue of the delinquent tax sales now running in our columns will take place before the day of sale, which is fixed for Saturday, June 10th, a little over one week off.

The police jury will assemble next Monday to regular session, this being the date of their regular monthly meeting.

Henry Montgomery, who has been visiting his old home in Farmerville, left Saturday morning on board the Mattie for his home in Monroe.

Mr. Ben Cole, of D’Arbonne, who has been visiting friends at this place, left on the north bound train Wednesday morning for Camden, Ark.

Deputy Collector R. A. Phelps, of Shreveport, was here last Saturday for the purpose of selling at public auction the 80 acres of land advertised in these columns for sale under the authority of the U. S. Treasury, the same going to T. A. Sterret, of Detroit, Mich, who has been the owner of a large quantity of land in this section and who paid the price of a $100 for the land in question. This land was seized and sold many years ago by the general government for delinquent cotton tax due by T. A. Cole, of this parish, and as there was some defect in the advertisement it was allowed to go to the government. However the land was still held by the Cole heirs and was sold to various persons, finally, with other land of the kind, passing to Sherrett, and was no doubt purchased by him last Saturday to avoid any complications in the title to the land, which he recently sold with other large tracts, to the Union Saw Mill Co. The government gave merely a quit claim title and there are several other bodies of this land in Union Parish to be sold under the same conditions.

ASSESSOR’S NOTICE. Notice is hereby given in accordance with law, that the property assessment for Union Parish for the year 1905 is now completed, and the rolls will be open for inspection and correction in my office at the court-house for a period of 20 days, beginning next after the 10 days public notice herein given shall have expired. This May 31, 1905. G. E. MURPHY, Assessor.

The Knights of Pythias held a very interesting ceremony over the graves of their departed brethren in the Farmerville cemetery last Sunday evening, most of the members present, and in connection with neighbors and friends, scattered flowers in abundance over the last resting place of the fraternal dead. The Farmerville Lodge is one among the oldest in this section of the state, organized in 1880 with 22 members, of which 14 are still living as follows: J. R. Shultz, H. Brown, S. Marx, Theo Weiss, J. W. Gahn, N. Lebman, M. Guehring, J. K. Atkinson, Wm. Leimkuhler, F. J. Atkinson, Wm. Leimkuhler, F. J. Apfell, W. B. Wimberly, R. Haas, H. G. Mayer and C. Stuy. Three of these, J. K. Atkinson, M. Guehring and R. Haas at present residing in Farmerville and still members of the Lodge. The membership now numbers 80 with fourteen of the members at rest in the memetery at this place.

Mr. D. P. Ford, of Downsville, was here last Monday and reports a heavy rain at his home last Thursday evening and informed us that quite a heavy wind storm prevailed at Walnut lane on the same date.

Fancy Work. Mrs. a. J. Bell announces to the public that she is prepared to give lessons in Embroidery, Battenburg, Drawn Work and Pyrography, or burnt wood, and person wishing to enter her classes will call on her at the Donley residence. Prices moderate and instruction thorough.


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