Farmerville Local News

The Gazette
July 5, 1905

Duties according from from the court of appeals intrude themselves to a great extent upon the vacation period allotted the district judges Judge Dawkins, who adjourned his court last week for the summer season, now engaged in cases passed upon previously while serving as circuit judge and which were taken under advise sent. Appeals involvintricate questions required to be left over for consideration during the intervals in the work of the district court which does not serve to facilitate appeals.

Mrs. Florence Johnson, who has been the guest of Dr. C. H. Jameson’s family for two weeks returned to her home in West Monroe today. She was accompanied by Mister Hill Jameson, who goes to visit friends at that place.

The water in the D’Arbonne received a big impetus from the late rains which turned the marking toward the other wend of the gage.

Mr. F. E. Mayo left on the Mattie this morning for Shreveport via Monroe, where he will transact some business looking to the opening of his anticipated grocery business, his intention to open up in this line.

We were told that there were fully 3,000 people at Felsenthal yesterday on the occasion of the disposal of town lots. The big crowd evidently was orderly, as only two arrests were made thorough the day for disorder.

Mr. J. K. Atkinson is doing nicely his broken limb giving him very little trouble. His condition such that he is able to move about a little with assistance. Jack, however, has an indomitable will and would not lie down for as small a thing as a broken bone, and was heard to remark relative to his accident “that his only regret was for the damage done to the roof in his down coming.”

Mrs. R. L. Love is reported among the sick ones of our town, considerable biliousness and fever prevailing among us at present.

Mr. J. E. Gill and family of ward 10, were visitors to Farmerville last Friday, the guest of his nephew, Mr. Oscar Baughman.

The jury with the ending of the Daniels-McQueen case last Thursday evening, were discharged for the term, this being the last of the criminal cases fixed for the session.

We neglected to mention last week the arrival of a baby boy at the home of Mr. S. B. Wallace, this happy event occurring on Sunday morning a week from last Sunday.

The first watermelon of the season were brought to town one day last week and were sold at Mayo’s stand readily for 50 and 25 cents apiece.

Mr. W. P. Seaman, chief timber inspector of the Union Saw Mill was here on business last Saturday and Saturday night on business for his company which has very valuable and interest in our section.

Mr. H. A. Johnston and family have moved their domicile from Maj. Donley’s to the home of Mr. F. E. Mayo, where they will reside until permitted to move into the house temporarily occupied by Mr. F. F. Preaus.

A Word With You! Do you want good bread and biscuits? If so, go to J. D. Baughman’s and buy the celebrated Fleur D’Hongrois and Blanch flour, every barrel fresh from the mill, inspected and guaranteed. Price a $6.50 and $6.25. Do not buy substitutes when you can get the original article.

Mr. A. J. Hammons, who is now engaged with the Summit Lumber Co., taking timber options in this section, has moved his family to town and is now regularly domiciled on the north side.

Work is still progressing on the imposing new residence of Sheriff Taylor on the east side of town, the delay of material for the interior retarding the work. It will cost about $4,000 and when completed will be one of the finest residences in town.

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 workmen having finished the inside repair of Mr. Sanders’ residence on the west side of town he has moved his family therein, leaving his son-in-law, Mr. Oscar Taylor to occupy the Thomas property in which they have jointly resided.

Dr. C. T. Hines, after working with the Masonic lodge at this place for several days, left here last Thursday for Downsville, where he has an appointment extending over several days. Dr. Hines has been State Lecturer for the Masonic order for a number of years and has done some excellent work for the fraternity since his incumbency.

The substantial residence under the course of construction for District Attorney Preaus on the north side of town, is drawing near to completion and will be occupied by himself and family as soon as the workman have applied the finishing strokes. It will be one of the substantial houses of town.

The horse hitched to the Baughman delivery wagon took fright last Friday on the east side of town and ran away throwing the occupants off the wagon, Messrs. Henry Haas and Fenner Muphy to the ground, but aside from tearing the former’s shirt pretty badly, inflicted no damage to them or the vehicle.

Miss Gilasle Robinson, of Calcasieu Parish arrived on yesterday mornings belated train on a visit to the home of her uncle, Mr. Edw. Everett.

We were pleased to meet an old friend this week in the person of Mr. Leslie Franklin, late employed as depot agent at Juanita, near Lake Charles, who was married last Wednesday to Miss Edna Warner in Lake Charles and who is here with the bride to spend a few days visiting his sister, Mrs. W. F. Jackson and at the same time to meet his mother, Mrs. J. M. Franklin, of Bienville, who accompanied by her little granddaughter Ruth Patterson, is also visiting the home of her daughter, Mrs. Jackson, in Farmerville. Mr. Franklin is a son of Rev. J. M. Franklin, an old and faithful member of the Louisiana Methodist Conference, and now superannuated.

Miss Fannie Weinburg, who has been visiting friends in Farmerville had her visit cut short last Friday by a telephone message from her home at Junction City bringing the sad intelligence that her grandfather, (who was on a visit to her home from Kansas City, Mo.,) had suddenly died and summoning her to join other relatives at Bernice to accompany the body to Kansas City. She left at once for Bernice, much to the regret of friends here, who deeply sympathized with her in the sudden sorrow that had come to forestall the pleasure of her visit to our midst.

Judge Barksdale, of Ruston, was appointed to preside over the courts during the trial of the Daniel brothers and McQueen last week. The judge arriving from Ruston on Tuesday and as a consequence was not present at the time the request was sent to Ruston to have either Hon. S. D. Pearce or J. B. Holstead, Esq., come to serve as a special judge.

Major J. G. Lee, after a pleasant sojourn of one week among old friends a this point, left for his duties at Baton Rouge last Wednesday.

A letter from Mr. Will Barnes, whom is company with Mr. H. H. Van Hook, left for Texas several weeks back to purchase stock, announces their early departure for Louisiana, their intention to put in several months in the lower part of the state as offering the best market for horses during the summer months.

The train was belated from some cause last Monday evening, failing to arrive until 5 o’clock yesterday morning.

M. Gilbert, the barber, will soon remove his family from Farmerville to Felsenthal, where he has established a barber shop.


A very unfortunate accident befell Town Marshal J. K. Atkinson last Friday morning while affixing the letters in the sign on the front of the bank, one of the ropes sustaining the ladder used as a scaffold at the time, breaking short off, precipitating him to the iron roofing about ten feet beneath him, which struck feet foremost, passing through it to his arms, but was able to thus sustain himself until assistance arrived, saving himself from a ugly fall to the concrete pavement fully fifteen feet below. Step ladders were brought and he was removed from his perilous position, when as examination made by Drs. Jameson and Evans, who were present at the time, disclosed the fact that the end of the large frontal bone of the leg had been broken off at the ankle, causing a painful injury which will take weeks to repair and will leave a stiff ankle with the best of results. The injured limb having been adjusted and placed in a plaster, he was carried to his home on a cot and rendered as comfortable as possible and at present is doing remarkably well, and in a week or two will be able to be about on crutches. It is supposed that the bone was broken from the contact with the iron roofing or a blow from the ladder, which remained fast at one end, the rope having parted from the effect of the acid used in washing the pressed brick front of the building the day previous. Walter Vinson, who was as assisting Mr. Atkinson at the time and who was on the scaffold with him, narrowly escaped injury by grasping the rope on his end of the ladder, which aided him in sliding down to the roof, where he at once went to the relief of his companion, by grasping his arms and helping him to sustain himself until assistance arrived. Mr. Atkinson has the sympathy of his many friends in his misfortune, which is quite serious at his time of life, complications likely to set in by a failure of the broken bone to properly know together.

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.

The reception given by Miss Ellen Haas last Wednesday evening in honer of her visiting guest, Miss Fannie Weinburg, of Junction City was largely attended by the young people of town, who were free in voting it the social event of the season. The evening spent in the rare enjoyment of music, dancing and other social pleasures, chief among which an attractive game known as “A Love Affair in the Garden,” afforded great amusement, the participants required to answer questions based upon the name of flowers, the honor going to those answering the greatest number of questions correctly. In this instance Miss Annie Pleasant and Fenner Murphy carried off the honors. A delightful repast was served in which a color scheme of pink and white was artistically carried the great one and all highly pleased with the efforts put forth by their charming hostess to please and entertain them.

The editor is on the puny list this week troubled with some sort of skin eruption which has rendered him in a condition to sympathize with Job, the man of historic patience, which is sadly lacking in the present case and is not conducive to excellence in editorial labor.

Mr. H. Wolf, representing the Shreveport Times, was here last Thursday looking after the interest of his journal in this section, which we are pleased to see is becoming popular among our people.

Mr. Ed Ferry, the well known New Orleans drummer, with his residence in Monroe, was a visitor to Farmerville last Thursday and was accompanied by his handsome young son.

Mr. J. D. Baughman, who was reported on the sick list for several days, is able to be up and about again.


The trial for the Daniel brothers and W. F. McQueen, charged with the murder of James Taylor, was called (?) Thursday morning, Judge Allen Barksdale, presiding over the court, Judge Dawkins rescuing himself on proper grounds. Judge W. R. Roberts, of Bernice and assisted by Price, Roberts & Elder, appearing for the accused, District Attorney Preaus representing the state in prosecution of the case. The jury was secured by noon, the evidence adduced all of a circumstantial nature, the district attorney laboring under a great disadvantage, one grand jury having passed the case over without returning a true bill, the indictment found by a subsequent body, the two main witnesses for the state having died in the mean time. In viewed of this no evidence was offered by the defense and no argument made, the case submitted in this shape to the jury, which after a lucid charge from the judge explaining the law and their duties in the premises, retired to return shortly with a verdict of not guilty where up on the recused were discharged by the court. This was an atrocious crime, the victim shot down in cold blood while on his way to his daily work, but while on his way to his daily work, but while the accused had strong suspicions pointing to them as the perpetrators of the crimes, still nothing but disconnected circumstantial evidence was obtainable, hence nothing was left the court but to let them go leaving the crime to the unlashed eye of God for detection and the punishment to his infallible hand.


A telegram to Mr. J. D. Fenton last Friday brought the sad intelligence that his brother, Press Fenton, had dies the night previous at Mineral Wells, Texas, and that the body would be conveyed to Farmerville for interment among the family dead. Mr. Fenton, whose health has been on the decline for several years, left Ruston recently for Mineral Wells, Texas, in quest of relief from his old enemy rheumatism and while at this resort suddenly collapsed and died. The remains were brought by train to Ruston and from hence were conveyed for burial arriving here late Saturday evening and were consigned to rest in the Farmerville cemetery, a large crowded relatives and friends attending the funeral. The deceased was a native of this parish and resided in Farmerville until he and his family went to Ruston 2 years ago, and leaves one brother, J. D. Fenton, of Farmerville, and three sisters, Mesdames J. D. Baughman, of Farmerville, Jas. Rabun, of Monroe, and W. A. Perryman, of Ruston, to survive him. His sudden death was no surprise as the wretched condition of his health made it imminent at any time.

TRESPASS NOTICE. Having acquired the control of King Lake, with all its fishing privileges by lease, the public is hereby notified that all persons fishing in said Lake, other than the members of this club and their families and who have paid their prorate share for the privilege, will be considered as trespassers and will be prosecuted accordingly. This June 21st, 1905. FARMERVILLE FISH & GAME CLUB.

A number of our readers declared their intention to enter the competition for the prize acre of corn, as proposed by Mr. Odom, president of the police jury, but as yet have not forwarded their names for publication as we proposed. It is probable that the police jury will contribute to this competition and with the promised aid from the agricultural department of the state it will be possible to place a handsome premium on the best acre of corn and as this can be made both interesting and profitable we would like to start the publication of the names of those willing to take a part in the contest. The publication is only to show the character and strength of the movement, organization and the payment of the entrance fee to be effected about January 1st, sues to be in line for next year.

The late adjournment of court ushers in the vacation period extending over the months of July and August, which are set aside for the rest of the judiciary, the next session of court to convene in September. It was for this reason the special jury was summoned for the late term, to give certain accused persons in jail, charged with serious crimes, a chance to avoid the heated term behind the bars.

Mr. Johnson, who succeeded Fred Hudson as engineer on the Farmerville & Southern, has moved his family to Farmerville and is domiciled in the old post office building, formerly occupied by Mr. Hudson.

Dr. C. H. Jameson is now putting down the material for a handsome two-story residence to be erected on the desirable site just east of his present residence and when constructed will be one of the brag houses of the town, the Doctor having decided to put up a modern dwelling house with all the accessories.

A white man by the name of S. M. Barnes, while rafting logs in the river near Felsenthal, fell from the flat and was drown one day last week.

Yesterday was the date for the disposition of lots at Felsenthal and we are informed that a big crowd attended, although there were no representatives from this section.

We are pleased to note a tendency on the part of our people to interest themselves in the question of free rural mail delivery, a number of them calling upon us of late seeking information in the premises. And in this connection will say that about all that is necessary is the selection of a proper (?) and a petition signed by the heads of 100 families to be served by the route. Congressman Ransdel is giving special attention to the establishment of those routes in his district and a letter addressed to him at Lake Providence, La., will bring you all the information and instruction necessary.

Mr. James McMoy left yesterday for Downsville where he will spend several days visiting relatives and friends.

Conductor Crockett, of the Farmerville & Southern, who was required to do double duty during the high water, is now taking a merited vacation.

The School Board met last Monday at this place, and as this was the date fixed for contracting with the teachers in the public schools of the parish, a great number of our local school men and ladies were on hand.

Mr. Polk Ramsey, of Junction City, where he holds the position of public cotton weigher, was a visitor to old friends in Farmerville last week, the guest of his brother, Mr. George Ramsey, of this place.

A pleasure party, eighteen or twenty in number, were expected to arrive here last Sunday on board of Capt. Cooley’s gasoline launch, but for some cause failed to leave Monroe to the disappointment of friends here, a special Sunday dinner prepared for twenty at the Hartman House according to order going without guests as a consequence.

Mr. Jewell Webb, representing his uncle, R. P. Webb, liquor dealer of Monroe, spent last Saturday night and Sunday in Farmerville on a business mission.

Mr. Ed Everett, clerk of court after one day retirement with fever was up and about his business in the court room last week but looking a “leetle peeked,” so to speak. Other sick members of his family are also on the improve.

Mrs. Dr. J. G. Evans and little daughter left this morning for a visit to relatives at Haynesville, La.

FROM DSUPSHAW: This one was extremely hard to read.

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