Farmerville Local News

The Gazette
August 16, 1905

Mrs. Sam Maroney, of Yellow Pine, is due here this week on a visit to friends.

Mr. M. M. Munholland contemplates building a residence for himself and family later.

The service on the V. S. & P. has been reduced to one train east and west each day.

The sick members of the family of Mr. Ed Everett, we are pleased to state are now improving.

I have received a car of Juanita Flour, which I offer at $6.50 per barrel. J. D. Baughamn.

Mr. A. T. Crow and wife are visiting Mrs. Crow’s parents at Columbia, Caldwell Parish.

D. E. Laupheimer, P. W. Mayo and Messrs. Ragan and Hall, of Ruston, spent yesterday on King’s Lake fishing.

Ruston has modified the rigid quarantine against Winnfield, said to be the result of the false reports scattered by a person who had it in for the town and who had declared his intention to get even, which he evidently did, by scattering broadcast reports that refugee Italians from New Orleans had infested the locality with yellow fever.

The domestic tendency of a confirmed bachelor of this place has lead his friends to suspicion wedding bells and orange blossoms in the near future, the tendencies at the stage of “nest building” as a friend puts it, and while our town can boast no hereditary nobility, nevertheless a duke and duchess will figure in the proceedings should prognostias prove true.

Mrs. Hattie Gilbert and family who left here last week to join her husband at Felsenthal had consider able trouble with the quarantine officers at the state line and was compelled to remain over night on the border before gaining admittance to the Arkansas realm, which was finally effected in a round about way.

We have heard of some demand on the part of private individuals for a meeting of the police jury to take steps to protect the parish form yellow fever infection, but up to date there has been no need of parochial action, as no danger has threatened the parish. However, if the fever should break out at Monroe or Ruston the county would be over run with refugees, and in such case the parish might suffer for lack of proper protection.

Rev. Henry Archer, reported ill last week with heart failure was able to be up in town last Monday and while giving us a short visit informed us that it was his intention to move with his family to the site of the locks and dams to be erected in the Ouachita above Monroe, where his son, Mr. Ed Archie is now engaged as engineer of government boat, but due to the quarantine will be compelled to put of their removal to a later date.

WASH YOUR FEATHERS. We are now canvassing this section for work in our line and will wash and dye feathers for a certain per cent of same, or will sell or buy at reasonable rates. Health and sanitation require that feather beds and pillows should be cleansed at certain interval, which a visit to our place will soon prove to you and by our process of washing we will engage to render them as fresh and clean as when first put up. A full guarantee of responsibility is given in each case. Memphis Feather Washing Co.


Mr. J. W. Underwood spent several days of last week in Cherry Ridge.

The Tennis Court still attracts the majority of the young people every afternoon.

Mrs. Lou Jameson was called to Bernice Monday, on account of the illness of her granddaughter, Miss Eda.

Mr. Hartman arrived Sunday and will be the guest of his parents till the yellow fever scare is over.

Complimentary to Miss Gertrude Barthelow, the young folks gave a dance at the Hartman House, last Wednesday evening.

Mr. J. W. Elder, accompanied by Miss Annie Pleasant, paid a flying visit to Marion, Friday, returning home Saturday.

Mrs. J. H. Sanders of Collinston arrived last week on the steamer Mattie, and is the guest of her mother, Mrs. Ella Cook.

Our young attorney, Mr. J. W. Elder, spent Sunday in Ruston, attending to an important “case” that he has under advisement.

Miss Cora Cook returned home Friday, after having spent several weeks very pleasantly visiting friends in Homer and Haynesville.

Misses Mattie May Barnes and Kathleen Turnage are spending the week at Conway, the guests of their friend, Miss Rosalie Ballard.

An enjoyable evening was spent last Friday, when the many young friends of Misses Ellen and Bettie Haas tendered them a pleasant surprise party.

Mr. Louie Arent of Bernice, spent Sunday in Farmerville, returning home Monday, accompanied by Miss Bettie Haas, who will be absent for several weeks.

Miss Amelia Haas; formerly a resident of Farmerville, but now of Vicksburg, Miss., came over for Bernice Sunday, and will spend some time visiting relatives at this place.

Miss Lillian Donley, with her little cousin, Della Bush, returned from Sligo Friday. Owing to the quarantine at many places, they were forced to make the entire trip by private conveyance, thus making a three days journey of what would otherwise have been only a few hours.

Quarantine may prevent you from getting a good barrel of flour. Lay in your supply of Juanita Flour at $6.50 per barrel. J. D. Baughman.

We received a call from Mr. W. C. Reeves, of the Marion country this week, who called to settle his subscription and informed us that the quarantine restrictions ware effecting his locality in common with other points.

On September 1st, 1905, I will commence to sell my entire $4,000 stock of merchandise at cost, including $1000 of the Brown shoes. No good charged after that date. Also, all accounts due me must be paid during the winter, as I wish to invest in other business. Your truly, J. Lee Hester.

There was some complaint rendered relative to the return of Miss Lillian Donley to town, who is company with her cousin Miss Della Burch, arrived last Saturday evening from a visit to Sligo, La. Due to quarantine restrictions the girls made the trip overland, via Homer to Bernice, where they met a livery team form this place on the return trip home. While in no wise subjected to yellow fever, the girls were provided with proper health certificates and their presence in no way endangers the health of the town.

Mr. and Mrs. Karl Atkinson have the sympathy of their friends and acquaintances of their friends and acquaintances in the sudden death of their infant child, which passed away in death last Sunday evening after a short illness, its death the result of congestion of the brain, super induced by a severe attack of cholera infant-um, contractile on the preceding Friday. Sorrowing relatives and sympathetic friends attended the burial last Monday evening in the cemetery at this place, Rev. Elliott officiating at the grave.

The handsome new residence of Dr. C. H. Jameson is fast taking form under the skillful hands of Contractor Davis, and when completed will be one of the most imposing residence structures in town. Two stories high, with two sweeping verandas encircling the structure and capped with a graceful cupola. It will be equipped with a system of water works, with bath room and kitchen connections, and will cost when completed fully $4000.

Printed notices have been posted at the ferries contributory to town, notifying strangers of the necessity of health certificates to enter town and instructing the ferrymen not to cross unknown persons unless thus provided. However, we lean that one ferryman has refused to observe these instructions unless the town of parish guarantees to recompense him for the fees thus lost. This is very unpatriotic, to say the least and not an compliant as in the case of one of his fellows, who meeting a stranger devoid of a health paper, passed him on with the warning to call on the president of the board of health when he reached town and by the expenditure of a quarter to provide himself with “one” if he wished to avoid future trouble.

A Desirable Enterprise. We are pleased to learn from a very reliable source that there is a prospect of one of the largest firms of cotton buyers in North Louisiana placing a representative here to buy cotton during the coming season, prepared to take all cotton offered at the highest market prices for cash. This would add greatly to the business facilities of our town, giving the territory tributary to Farmerville a first class cotton market, and would attract the cotton heretofore carried to Bernice and other railroad points, to this place for marketing and would increase the trade of the town correspondingly. We trust that the arrangements will be effected (and there are no reasons why they should not) as such an arrangement would be a big thing for our town.

The editor and publisher, together with their families and Mr. W. D. Munholland, again visited the opaque waters of the D’Arbonne last Saturday and succeeded this time in connecting with an abundance of fish, and notwithstanding a little dash of rain which served to disorganize the preparations for dinner, spent a very enjoyable day of freedom and relaxation. The publisher places the amount of fish at 743 1/2 pounds, mor or less, with emphasis on the less.

We note in the Ruston Leader that Rev. J. R. Edwards, president of the Mt. Lebanon College, and Miss Lena Woodard were married at Dubberly last week. The groom formerly resided at Downsville and is well known to this parish.

Mr. J. Newton Hicks, of Mosely Bluff, who was recently visited by a second attack of appendicitis, is reported still quite sick.

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.

Boll worms are reported numerous in the cotton fields of Lincoln Parish.

The will of the late Daniel Lamont has been admitted to probate and disposes of property amounting to $3,300,000.

A Columbia (Ark.) county farmer has canned 11,000 tins of fruit this season from a three-acre orchard of Elberta peaches.

A white woman from Tallulah is now being held in detention on the Arkansas line near Felsenthal awaiting developments.

The crews of the Mississippi boats arrested during the quarantine muddle with this state, have been released on bond.

The yellow fever cases at the Shreveport detention camp have been discharged and that city is now practically free of yellow fever.

Clarence Sherwood, of Ruston, a nephew of Capt. J. D. Hamilton, of Shiloh, this parish, while trying to mount a restive horse in Ruston last week, fell and broke one of his legs between his knew and ankle.

SHOT AT HIS POST. John H. Sanders, formerly a resident of Choudrant, but later engaged on a grading contract on the Tremont & Gulf R. R., south of Eros, and well known to citizens of this parish, was shot through the lung and desperately wounded one day last week, while doing duty as a quarantine guard near Eros. Two suspicious negroes appearing the halted and commanded them the “put up” their hands, whereupon they opened fire on him and after shooting him down ran off, but not before the wounded man had returned the fire, wounding one of them, as he saw one of the coons fall, but regaining his feet was able to make off with his companion. Sanders was taken to his home at Eros and pronounced dangerously wounded by the examining physician. The names of the murderous blacks having been learned, a posse was organized and started on their trail.

The post office department has notified the railroads that the mail must be kept moving by some means, the mere question of quarantine not considered a sufficient excuse for a suspension of their obligations under their contracts.

Texas Rangers are doing quarantine duty on the Louisiana line, and with the Arkansas “mulish” gunning for stray Creoles on our northern border, and Vardaman’s fleet cruising in our southern waters, our state may be considered to be in a state of siege.

Mr. David E. Colvin, or “Big Dave,” as he was commonly called, died at his house Ruston one day last week, the result of a few days sickness from pneumonia. He served as deputy sheriff and constable in Lincoln Parish, and was well known, to the public.

The El Dorado Times prints a very creditable picture of Mr. C. H. Murphy, president of the Citizens National Bank, of that city, and a frontal view of the handsome bank building in which his business is established. Mr. Murphy was formerly sheriff of this parish and has a host of friends in Union who rejoice in this prosperity.

Arkansas militia guard the approach of the Farmerville & Southern to that state to turn back all persons from Louisiana attempting entrance to their sacred domain, an exception made in the cases of conductor, engineer and fireman, who are merely required to change countenances upon crossing the line, this considered ample, as railroad men are not supposed to be susceptible to human diseases.

Messrs. H. W. Ragan and A. T. Hall, of Ruston, accompanied by Mr. Geo. Ramsey, who had been to Ruston on business arrived in Farmerville last Sunday evening to spend several days fishing in the streams hereabouts, and will doubtlessly enjoy their outing, as the fish are biting finely since the waters have receded. Mr. Hall is a member of the firm of McElroy & Hall, cotton buyers of Ruston, and is combining business with pleasure on the present trip.

Sheriff Taylor has put in a tank and system of water works at his new residence, with bath room and kitchen connections and hydrants in front and back yards.

NOTICE OF PARSON. Notice is hereby given that I shall apply for a pardon for Joe Green now in the state penitentiary serving a term of two years for manslaughter. Said application to be made after a 30 days publication hereof. This July 26th, 1905; John Andrews.


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