Farmerville Local News

The Gazette
July 12, 1905

The latest effort at sky-scraping in New York is the construction of a new building 560 feet in height.

Mrs. Jonas Wolf, of LeCompte, La., is at present visiting relatives in Farmerville, the guest of Mrs. J. W. Taylor.

Mr. Charles Covington, after a protracted absence abroad returned to his home in Farmerville last Monday.

Misses Thelma and Ollie Baughman, who were on the sick list last week are now recovering from a light attack of fever.

J. W. Elder, Esq., an attorney of Farmerville, is in Ruston to spend the week visiting friends. — Ruston Leader (July 5th)

Mr. Tom VanHook, of West Monroe, is at present in this vicinity with a small bunch of horses, for sale and trading purposes.

Dr. J. M. Thurmon and son John, dentists of Ruston, are in Farmerville this week, arriving from Marion last Monday.

Mr. W. D. Munholland attended the lot sale at Felsenthal on the Fourth and on Monday went over to Marion on legal business.

The police jury is in session this week as a board of tax reviewers and will probably close their labors after a short session, no contests of any consequence appearing for adjustment at their hands.

Hon. L. N. Larche, superintendent of public schools in Ouachita, profiting by Wimberley’s experience in Bienville, has resigned the position, and Prof. Brown, of Monroe, has been recommended to succeed him.

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 contest was anticipated in the school tax election at Bernice, but as the tax won out by such a large majority all further opposition will likely be abandoned. The promulgation of the election in both the Bernice and Farmerville districts will appear in our next issue.

Dr. A. C. Hammons, after a prolonged professional trip to Felsenthal and other points north, returned to Farmerville last Monday evening and will remain in his office here for the heated term and will devote himself to dental work at home. His trip abroad was pleasant and profitable.

We have heard it stated that Messrs. Harry Van Hook and Will Barnes, who were supposed to spend the summer with a drove of horses in South Louisiana, are due to arrive home in about two weeks, the horse market unusually dull in that section.

NOTICE. All persons indebted to me are hereby notified that all unpaid accounts will be placed in the hands of the Justice of Peace on July 20, and it will be to your interest to settle same before that time and save cost. F. E. MAYO.

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. Jewel Webb, of Monroe, spent the Sabbath in Farmerville, the guest of the Hartman House.

Mr. W. F. Jackson is at present in Felsenthal holding a temporary job in the telegraph department of the railroad office at that point.

Sidney Wallace, late typo in this office, has accepted a position as assistant to Mr. Aldermon at the baker shop, and assumed his new duties last Monday morning.

FOR SALE OR EXCHANGE. I have for sale, or exchange for live stock, a good second-hand surrey and harness and one single buggy and harness. J. D. BAUGHMAN.

Mrs. Elliott entertained the pupils of the Baptist Sunday School at the parsonage last Friday evening, those attending passing a very enjoyable evening in entertaining and innocent pastimes.

Sheriff J. W. Taylor left last Friday for Baton Rouge to make his settlement relative to the late sale of tax lands with the state auditor and will be absent until the last of this week.

During the heavy blow last week the gallery of the house in which Mr. F. E. Mayo resides was partly blown down and we learn that fences and timber in the vicinity also suffered from the heavy wind at that time.

Mrs. Kate Gilbert and daughter, Miss Mabel, left last Friday on a visit to relatives in North Arkansas, and were accompanied by her son, Mr. Ernest Gilbert, as far as Shreveport, the latter returning home Sunday evening. Mr. D. O. Ramsey assisted in the post office during his absence.

Mr. J. K. Atkinson continues to improve, the broken bone in his limb evidently uniting without complications. His son, Mr. Carl Atkinson, is looking after the business of the marshal’s office during his illness, but with the present improvement he will be able to take charge himself in a few weeks.

The negroes are preparing for a fraternal blow out here on the 29th, a reorganization of the K. of P. to be effected and several baseball teams to engage in a match game on the occasion, the Ruston, Bernice and Farmerville colored ball players to measure bats. There will be public speaking by noted negro orators and a public dinner will be one of the features.

The peach crop is said to be good this season and a few early lots have been offered for sale on the streets at 12 1-2 cents per dozen. However, they will be plentiful later and will sell at nominal prices, early fruits, like the first installment of watermelons, always offered at fancy prices.

W. H. Todd, an attorney of Bastrop fell from a window of the commercial hotel in New Orleans last Saturday night an incurred very serious if not fatal injuries. He retired to his room at night complaining of being sick and is supposed to have lost his balance while leaning out the window, falling to the ground beneath, from which he was picked up in an conscious condition.

DENTAL NOTICE. Those needing my professional services in Farmerville and vicinity are hereby informed that I will be in Farmerville for the balance of this week, where I will be pleased to meet them at my office on the east side of the public square during business hours, prepared to render any service in my line. J. M. THURMON, Dentist.

Mr. J. B. Clark, of this vicinity, returned last Sunday evening from a flying trip to Washington City, where he visited the patent office department in the interest of a valuable agricultural implement of his own invention, a cotton chopper, or blocker, which he has tested privately and found to be practical in every respect. He had no trouble in getting his patent registered as his machine was found to be valuable and subject to entry under the patent laws. Mr. Clark has every reason to believe that he has a good thing and later when his patent issues he intends to rush it on the market where we trust it will bring him good financial returns.

The bayou, which had been steadily falling before the late rains, rose two feet and over last Saturday night as a result of the late heavy rains, and as a consequence the Choudrant mail failed to get through last Sunday morning, the creek this side of Moseley’s Bluff so swollen by the rains that the mail rider was fearful to attempt to cross.

Mr. F. E. Mayo, having secured the old Jackson stand, lately occupied by D. O. Ramsey, he is now preparing to move his establishment therein, and will add a line of family groceries to his present stock, at the same time keeping up his cold drink stand. Mr. Mayo is an old grocery man and no doubt will make a success of his contemplated venture, as he intends to keep up a special stock of groceries.

Mrs. Young, nee Poer, who has had an application for a Federal pension for some time before the department, in view of the service of her husband in the Federal army, has had the good fortune to have the same allowed, her pension of $8.00 per month to date back to 1900 when the the application was filed. Mr. Everett, clerk of court managed the matter for her and it was largely though his efforts it passed the department and it comes to very worthy and deserving hands.

Mark Phillips, until late an attache of this office, has accepted a position on the Felsenthal Press and left yesterday morning to assume his new duties. Mark, who severed his connection with this office due to a change in the mechanical department (Mr. Watson assuming charge) during his stay with us gave us the very best of service, energetic, prompt and willing at all times to serve and please us, an we trust that success will attend him in his new position, where we are sure he will soon win his way. We commend him to his new employers as a good printer and desirable employee.

THE BEST YET. Mr. T. W. Clark, having noticed in the Gazette, that Mr. J. B. Clark had first presented us with an open cotton bloom, followed by three half grown bolls at the hands of Mr. Willie Kennedy, came forward last Monday morning with a “capper” in the way of two full grown bolls from his crop, two miles east of Shiloh, these bolls, extra large and a sample of what can be found all over his field. He say he can show some winners in the way of corn production and wants it known that there is more than one good farmer, if not a better, in the Clark family. This holds the top until some friend “comes across” with an open boll.

DWELLING FOR SALE. A very desirable dwelling house, situated in Farmerville, on the north side of the town and convenient to business section will be sold cheap for cash in whole or part. Large and roomy with garden and lots and other home facilities attached, it is well arranged for a private residence or a boarding house, and in view of the prospects of future advance in the price of property, the right person can secure every profitable purchase in this property. Call at Gazette office for particulars.

We have heard home people and visitors to our town remark the dangerous condition of the flat boats in use at our ferries adjacent to town, all of which, with the exception of the Bluff ferry-boat, are old and worn out and likely to meet with accident during the high water, with a resultant loss of property and possibly human life. This is said to have been the cause of so much inconvenience during the late high water season, these boats too old and rotten to venture out with any kind of current to contend with. The proper authorities should look after this as a matter of public safety and see to it that good, safe and proper transportation facilities are provided.

Cotton continues to pour into the railroad centers the high price bringing it forth from where it was consigned last fall when prices tumbled. Those who had the nerve and opportunity to hold at the time, now congratulating themselves on their nerve and foresite, the price received (10 cents) recompensing them in a measure for their long wait and personal denial resulting from the delay in marketing their crop. However, many who held over failed to properly protect their cotton from the wind and weather and as a consequence much of the cotton now being marketed is subjected to heave cuts for damaged staple, in some cases to the extent of reducing the profit to a very narrow margin.

THE COTTON PROSPECT. A gentleman who has just returned from an extensive trip across other states, informs us that the cotton crop, so far as he could observe, and he has had extensive experience, is almost a failure, the lowlands completely knocked out and the hill crop in a great many instances sadly depreciated by wet weather and a lack of work at the proper time. Reciting cases where he saw the stock turned in to pasture on cotton fields which had been abandoned as worthless for any other purpose. However, he stated that the very best cotton he observed on the trip was in the hill section of our own state, where in places the crop is well up to an average. And in addition to this, the hill section of North Louisiana will produce an abundant corn crop this season, this crop now made to all intents and purposes, the acreage largely in excess of previous years. He says the estimate on the cotton crop is fixed at 9,000,000 bales by conservative estimators and from what he has seen of the situation he is inclined to accept this as practically correct and a 15 cent price is very probable to prevail this fall.

The following visitors came up from Monroe last Sunday on Capt. Cooley’s gasoline launch, “Dixie Land”: Messrs. Fred Hudson, Jr., Charles Stewart, Chas. Easterling, Chas. Trousdale, Aubrey Green, Peter Conway, J. B. Murphy, Misses Kate Burnam, Anna Wood, Mattie Trousdale, Stella Reiley, Gladys Broadway, Gertrude Marshall and Margaret McKinnie, Chaperoned by Capt. and Mrs. Cooley. They left Monroe in the morning sufficiently early to have arrived here by noon, but found the bayou so obstructed with timber rafts that they did not make it in until late in the afternoon. However, they found ample accommodations awaiting them at the Hartman House, and the evening was pleasantly spent in excursions about town, a merry crowd indeed the return trip made Monday, Capt. Cooley heading down stream at an early hour with the hope of a more expeditious trip home.

THE SCHOOL ELECTION. The election for the 5 mil tax for the Farmerville school district, was held at the courthouse last Saturday and went almost unanimously for the tax 33 votes cast in all, representing $41,865 in property value; 32 votes cast in favor of the tax, representing $41, 750 in property, and I vote against, representing $515 in property value. The vote in the Bernice district on the question of a 10 mill tax to build a $12,000 brick school house, held on the same date, went in favor of the tax, 56 votes cast for and 14 against the tax, the property value in favor of the tax representing $46,075, and against the tax $16,500.

Mrs. Watson, wife of Mr. J. A. Watson, of the Gazette, together with her little ones, came over last Saturday evening from Felsenthal, (where she is at present engaged in the hotel business) to spend the Sabbath with her husband and son in Farmerville and at the same time look over the situation with a view of removing here with her family at an early date. After spending the interim as the guest of the home of Mrs. Jackson, she left for Felsenthal last Monday morning pleased with the experience of her trip. She was accompanied by Mr. J. H. Cotheran of Felsenthal, who was also on a prospecting tour and who was favorably impressed with the locality and expressed his intention of purchasing property here for the purpose of establishing a chicken ranch and being a man of means and experience would no doubt make a success of this business, which offers big profits to any one who goes about it in a practical manner.


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