Farmerville Local News

The Gazette
September 20, 1905

Mr. Abe Stein has closed his Corner Cafe in Monroe temporarily on account of quarantine depression, and will take this opportunity to refit it for business later.

Capt. B. F. Pleasant will turn over his residence here next Monday to Mr. J. A. Watson, who has rented it for a year. His young daughter, Lucile, left last week for Shiloh, where she will make her home for a time with relatives at that point and will be followed later by Miss Annie and Frank, Jr., who will also make their home in Shiloh, until Capt. Pleasant can wind up his business here and remove with them to Shreveport, where they will make their future home.

Mr. E. J. Haile, a representative citizen of this parish died at his home near Sadie last Friday after an illness of two weeks, the result of an attack of swamp fever. He was interred with Masonic ceremonies.

Mr. W. D. McLemore, of the Loutre locality, was here last week and informed us of the fact that his bright prospects for a fair cotton crop of a month ago has been entirely destroyed by the caterpillars. He had a 30 acre crop which was far in advance of his neighbors, promising at least 1000 pounds to the acre, but about three weeks ago the worms struck it and swept entirely across the field, leaving about five acres on each end untouched and now the second brood has come on and they are making short work of what was left and he says that if he gets 250 pounds per acre he will be doing well. The crop generally is poor in his locality and has been further depreciated by the visitation of the worms.

We learn that Rev. D. L. Hicks of D’Arbonne, suffered a relapse of his former illness last week and is quite feeble as a result. This veteran minister and physician is now in his 84th year and is evidently in the deep shadows of the evening of a long and eventful life, his ministerial duties in this section extending over a long term of years.

A company of salesmen representing a steel range company, located here last Saturday and will spend about one month canvasing the parish. They are domiciled at the Donley home.

Miss Clara Bell, of Choudrant, spent last Friday night in Farmerville the guest of her uncle, the editor, and left for Marion Saturday morning to take her position as assistant teacher in the school at that point, which opened last Monday morning.

The Gazette is receiving numerous orders for job word and we are turning out some fine results on our new job press, which is now running daily. If you have anything in this line to do, call upon us and let us “show you” whether you are from Missouri or not.

White perch are biting again freely in the waters hereabouts, Messrs. Mayo and Dosier taking 35 pounds in one days fishing in King’s Lake last Friday.

Maj. Donley has sold his property adjacent to the livery stable to Dr. J. G. Evans for the price of $1,000. Dr. Evans and his family have been residing on the premises since the first of the year.

Capt. Wilson informs us that he will begin the work of improvement on the Mattie next week, some difficulty in securing lumber delaying the work.

Mr. J. A. Mashaw, the Ruston jeweler, is making one of his periodical trips to Farmerville.

J. W. Stancil & Bro. have bargains to offer, and it will pay you to read their ad each week.

Mr. J. H. Peek, of Ouachita City was appointed foreman of the grand jury, which is in session this week.

Mr. W. D. Fryay is still in Farmerville, delayed by the illness of his wife, who is now rapidly regaining her health.

The new residence of Sheriff Taylor will be entirely completed this week and will be at once occupied by himself and family.

Miss Julia Donley accompanied friends to Downsville last Friday where she will spend some time visiting.

The Union Oil Mill Co., of Monroe, represented by Mr. John Ballard, is having a seed house erected at the depot, preparatory for the fall business.

The supply of ice is now being principally received from Ruston by wagon and as a consequence there is a great loss by melting and a corresponding increase in the price.

Protracted meeting started at the Baptist church last Sunday and will continue during the week, Rev. Elliott conducting his service without assistance so far.

The Star says the failure of the proposed train service from Monroe to Farmerville is due to the bad condition of the L. R. & M. R. R. from Monroe to Sterlington, but leaves the impression that it may be established later on.

A big an coming in just before the hour of publication forces us to leave out a quantity of our news matter, on the principals that the wise newspaper man should “always sacrifice an idea to an advertisement.”

Messrs. J. H. Murphy and J. R. Henderson, commercial tourists of Ruston were here yesterday and informed us that 12 cases of yellow fever had been reported from Natchitoches Parish. The injunction proceeding against the health authorities of Shreveport to force them to permit the Normal graduates to pass through the quarantine lines were withdrawn on this account.

No Train

Intimations from the train master of the F. & S., who was here last week, and a favorable letter from an official of the road in Monroe, led us to believe that we would be favored with three trains a week from Monroe over the L. R. & M. and F. & S., last Monday fixed as the date for the first train to arrive. However, it did not materialize, and while no official information to the effect has been received, still the statement is rife on the streets that our hopes are in vain, the proposed arrangements abandoned for good. And on top of this comes the announcement on the part of the teamsters that henceforth 75 cents per hundred for freight will be charged from Monroe, Ruston and Bernice, the old rat 50 cents per hundred.

NEW MILLINERY. Our former friends and patrons are respectfully informed that on Oct. 1st, we will open up a line of new fall millinery in the latest styles and at popular prices at the residence of Mrs. C. D. Covington on the north side of town and before placing your orders see our latest conceptions in fall goods. Madams J. B. & C. D. Covington.


Miss Lillian Gill, of D’Arbonne, is the guest of Miss Olive Baughman.

Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Baughman visited relatives at D’Arbonne last week, returning home Sunday.

Miss Birdie Cook left Friday for Swartz, La., where she goes to engaging teaching.

Mr. S. B. Smith, a prosperous merchant and planter of Conway, La., was seen on our streets one day last week.

Last Wednesday night a hay ride was given in honor of the visiting young ladies. The merry party included Misses Ellis, Smith Reeta and Miriam Hartman, Lillian Donley, Bettie Haas and Freda Hartman, Messrs. Elder, Laupheimer, Ballard, Arent and Johnson.

Miss Rosa Ramsey left last week for the mountains of Tennessee, before going to Marion, Alabama, where she will enter Judson Institute.

Mr. D. E. Laupheimer was a visitor to Monroe last week.

James Selig, of Monroe, is spending the week in Farmerville.

Mr. D. E. Laupheimer entertained the dancing crowd on Tuesday evening.

Miss Clare Bell, an accomplished young lady of Choudrant, La., passed through Farmerville Friday en route to Marion.

Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Breed and their “jolly two” visited relatives at Shiloh Saturday and Sunday.

A Clear Complexion and Bright Eyes. In most cases a sallow, blotched complexion and dull heavy eyes are due to poor digestion and an inactive liver. Orino laxative fruit syrup aids digestion and stimulates the liver and bowels and makes the complexion smooth and clear. Orino Laxative Fruit Syrup does not nauseate or gripe and is mild and pleasant to take. Refuse substitutes. For sale by Farmerville Drug Co.

New Orleans Stats Que. There is little or no change in the fever conditions in New Orleans, our latest report showing 42 new cases last Sunday and two deaths. Total cases, 2547, with 333 deaths to date. Cases under treatment, 341, discharged, 1873. The same may be said of interior points, Lake Providence, with 19 new cases, and Tallulah, with 20, are the worst points of infection. Predictions have ceased, while a patient wait for early frost is now on.

Bagging Short. The supply of cotton bagging is said to be inadequate to meet present demands, and should the mills run regularly and over time from now until December there would still be a shortage of over 8,000,000 yards. As a consequence, the price will go up and those with a supply on hand or bargained for ahead will be very fortunate and in line for good profits later on when the demand becomes active.

W. D. Munholland, Enq., of this place, exhibited to us a letter received this week from Gov. R. H. Sayden, now in New York, wherein he gives his assurance that the proposed extension of the Frisco from Hope, Ark., to Monroe, via Farmerville, will be surely undertaken. In fact a corps of engineers were ready to begin the survey when the quarantine prevented the work. Just as soon as conditions will permit the work will be inaugurated and Gov. Snyder will visit this section to put his proposition before the people, which is, so far as we are concerned free right-of-way and depot grounds and a 5 mill tax from the wards through which it extends in return for the guarantee of the construction of the road is a limited time.

El Dorado and other Arkansas towns are depending on the state quarantine for protection.

The close season having expired on the 15th, Messrs. John Taylor, Geo. Ramsey, C. D. Covington, Capt. L. Branner and Mark Rabun, from this place, joined by Mr. Abe Stein and others from Monroe, spent several days at Phillip’s Ferry on a combined hunting and fishing excursion last week, and while catching an abundance of fish they report no success hunting.

On the 38 deaths from yellow fever at Leesville, 14 were members of one family.

The casualties resulting from the Tokio riots were 383 policemen, 10 firemen and 2 soldiers wounded and of the mob 19 killed and 78 injured.

The cholera record in Berlin is 190 cases and 68 deaths to date.

For years the hunters of Ruston and Monroe, and their guests from abroad, have organized an annual hunt in the wilds of Richland and Tensas parishes, killing scores of deer and wolves on the trip of usually one week. Last season Gov. Blanchard and other state officials from the capital were in the hunt, the Governor killing two bucks for his part, and was so well pleased that later he sent S. P. Colvin, of Ruston, captain of the hunt, a handsome hunting coat as a memento. However, the hunters of Richland object to these annual invasions and the wholesale slaughter of their game, and have organized to resist these encroachments by unwelcome visitors.

A crazy negro woman from the interior was brought in for interior was brought in for interdiction last Saturday, but when her custodians learned that it meant a commitment to the jail and not the asylum they took her back with them. Still a delicate white woman is forced to remain an inmate of one of these felon cells for no other reason than the hand of affliction rests heavy upon her and an all wise Providence has seen fit to dim her immortal mind.

Robert Roberts, Esq., formerly of this place, has gone into the newspaper business, recently acquiring full control of the Minden Democrat.

We will publish the proceedings of court next week and hereafter, by request, will print a summary of the land transfers in the clerk’s office from week to week.

Mr. Jewel Webb has recovered from his late illness and left last Monday by private conveyance for Ouachita City.

We are pleased to report that the sick of the community, mentioned last week, are improving.

The High School at this place opens next Monday.


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