Farmerville Local News

The Gazette
September 27, 1905

Despite the quarantine regulations, a little stranger arrived at the home of Mr. F. E. Mayo last Saturday evening, and notwithstanding the fact that the little man was devoid of a health certificate he was permitted to take up his permanent abode with the family and promises some day to assume the old man’s record as the ‘boss fisherman on King’s Lake”. Mother and babe are doing well.

The grand jury adjourned last Saturday evening and as will be observed in their report published this issue, out of 80 presentations 36 true bills were returned.

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 you orders see our latest conceptions in fall goods. Madams J. B. & C. D. Covinton

NOTICE. Notice is hereby given that Juanita D. Kelley has this day filed in my office her application praying that she might be appointed Administratrix of the estate of Jesse and Sarah B. Boatright, deceased. Now, therefore, unless opposition be made thereto in writing and filed in my office within ten days from the publication of this advertisement said appointment will be made in accordance with law. Witness my hand and seal of office this September 25, 1905. EDW. EVERETT, CLERK OF COURT.

NEW COTTON. Farmerville has opened up the cotton market by giving top prices for the staple, a number of bales sold here last Monday at ten cents, a little better than quoted at other prints and as good as Monroe was paying on that date. The price went up slightly to 102 yesterday morning and we have inside information to the effect that prices will be kept to the front during the season, our buyers determined to get their share of the crop if stiff prices and an active market is nay attraction.

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Court is still in session this week employed principally on the civil docket.

Col. W. J. Bryan and his family left last week on a years tour of the world.

School opened at this place last Monday with an attendance of 70 pupils.

The general sickness reported here about two weeks ago, has greatly abated.

Twenty-two newspapers in Japan have been muzzled by the government for anti-treaty utterances.

Capt. Pleasant vacated his home last Monday and Mr. J. A. Watson and family are now domiciled therein.

It is rumored that the Arkansas authorities will reconsider their quarantine regulations on the first of the month.

Mr. D. E. Laupheimer is preparing to open up a stock of family groceries in his storehouse on the west side of the public square.

Miss Willie May Jackson is teaching the primary class at the High School during the enforced absence of Miss Evelyn Evans.

Mr. Carl Pleasant, accompanied by his sister, Miss Annie and brother Frank, Jr. left yesterday for Shiloh, where the two latter will reside for a time.

Arthur Cobb and Thornton Bilberry were indicted last week for arson and were promptly arrested, the latter giving bond and the former committed to jail in default.

The work train from the L. R. & M., brought over from Felsenthal, Ark., last Sunday at noon a carload of ranges for the salesmen operating here, and a car of miscellaneous freight for this place, held up by the quarantine. We will probably have another train.

Mrs. S. N. Feazel was indicted at Arcadia last week for shooting her husband, Rube Feazel, to death in October of last year. She is charged with manslaughter.

Dr. A. J. Thomas, who reported yellow fever at Mer Rouge, says he was forced to leave that locality at the muzzle of a shotgun, and went two days and nights without food and sleep dodging the angry citizens. He still sticks to his opinion.

Mr. T. C. Clark, who recently purchased a pair of young bloodhounds in Atlanta has been training these animals, which he propose to sell to the parish, for the price he paid for them — $85. He claims his contract for the parish convicts provides for a pair of these animals.

The storehouse of Sehon and Nash at Sadie, was mysteriously burned last Wednesday night, the fire breaking out at an unusual hour, the store and contents completely destroyed. This is a heavy stroke on these gentlemen coming at this time, just as the business person is coming up after a long dull summer. There is some insurance but did not learn how much.

Miss Evelyee Evans, of Bastrop employed as teacher in the primary department of the High School at this place, was stopped from coming here last week to take her place in the school by the quarantine against Morehouse Parish, due to the Mer Rouge scare, and a later report that there was a suspicious case at Bastrop, Dr. Love, health officer telegraphing her that under the circumstances she could not be admitted until the situation cleared up, but later she has been instructed to come at the quarantine had bee raised and will doubtless arrive this week.


An enjoyable evening was spent last Friday, when Miss Evelyn Sanders entertained her many friends.

On entering the parlor, the right arm of each quest was bandaged and paper and pencil given, with instructions to draw a pig. Some of the results of left hand drawing were very ludicrous. The prize was awarded Mr. Ernest Ramsey. Several other amusing contests had been prepared for the guests.

Delightful refreshments were served and when time came to leave all realized that “pleasure and action make the hours seem short.”

Miss Nellie Keysear, of Bell Buckle, Tenn., arrived in Farmerville last Friday to assume her duties in the High School on Monday.

Prof. J. C. Monroe, late of Pollock, together with his family, arrived last week and busied himself preparatory for the opening of school, which took place Monday.

Attorneys Roberts and Elder visited Downsville last Saturday, returning home on Sunday accompanied by Miss Julia Donley.

Misses Pearl and Wilba Peek, of Ouachita City, are visiting relatives and friends in Farmerville.

Mr. and Mrs. James Robert Murphy, of Monroe, are the guests of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Murphy of this place.

Mrs. E. E. Parker and daughter, Sybil, spent Saturday in Farmerville. Mrs. Parker will be remembered here as Miss Leila Roberts.

Among the Bernice visitors attending court here last week were Dr. J. B. Garland, Messrs. E. E. Parker, S. C. Cook, Jesse Hollis and D. L. Cromwell.

TO MY FRIENDS. I have severed my connection with the Monroe Grocery Co. Ltd., and have accepted a position with C. L. Gunby, of West Monroe, La., where I will be glad to serve any of my friends that may call on me. Come to see me. Robt. J. Rassbury.

Stancil Bros. are actively in the market this season as cotton buyers and are now in the front with tip top prices for all that comes their way. They bought 12 bales last Monday at ten cents and were in line yesterday morning with 10.2. These enterprising gentlemen are among the leading dealers of our town and we respectfully direct attention to their new ad in this issue as a proof of their enterprise and business “get up and get there.”

Incident to the report of yellow fever at Mer Rouge in the adjoining parish of Morehouse, Dr. R. L. Love, president of the parish board of health, after conferring with other members of the board, at once place guards at the crossings of the Ouachita river, to stop visitors from Morehouse and Ouachita Parishes, Mr. Platt at Ouachita City, J. W. Perks at Park’s Crossing and Mr. Aulaton at Alabama Landing, these gentlemen employed at $1.50 per day to guard these inlets. However, the report turning out to be false, these guards were called off last Sunday evening and the quarantine raised.

A Second Visit. One night last week the storehouse of Mr. M. Gushring was entered by a thief who gained access by removing a plank from the rear of the store room, and after breaking open the cash drawer and finding no funds, helped himself to about 8 pounds of bacon and two or three pounds of cheese and departed by the way he came. This is the second time this house has been broken into this season, evidently the same thief (thought to be a negro) gaining entrance by the back way about three months ago and after wrecking the cash drawer and trying to enter the safe, made off with three new shirts and a few other small articles, to come again last week to repeat his former experience.

Tribute of Respect

Whereas, Almighty God has seen fit in His allwise providence to remove form our midst Sovereign C. O. Simmons, who was called to his place in the all supreme camp above, July 21, 1904.

Be it resolved, That Pine Hill Camp No. 250 W. O. W. by his death has lost one of its most faithful and earnest members.

Resolved, That the sympathy of this Camp be extended to the bereaved family.

Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be given a page on the minutes of our Camp and a copy be published in the Gazette, and a copy furnished to his family.

W. F. Jackson,
D.O. Ramsey,
J. R. Simmons.

Baughman Barn Burns

The fine barn at the residence of Mr. J. D. Baughman, about two miles northwest of town, was destroyed by fire last Monday morning about 3 o’clock, the entire structure in a blaze when first discovered. The barn contained a large lot of feed stuff and a quantity of valuable farming implements, which together with the building were consumed. The loss is placed at $1000, partly covered by $500 insurance. Circumstances connected with the fire point to an incendiary origin, and Mr. Baughman is using every effort to bring the perpetrators to justice. This is the third loss of fire that this estimable gentleman has been called to bear this year, first his warehouse in town, (burned last March) and shortly after the warehouse at the landing, and in all there are ample grounds to believe that some miscreant is using the torch, and it becomes the duty of every responsible citizen to cooperate in bringing the incendiary to a stern accounting.


J. E. Day while traveling the Arkansas and Alabama Landing road last week picked up a coat on the way near W. P. Reppond’s, which the owner can get by calling at Mr. Reppond’s , about six miles southeast of Alabama Landing, and paying the coat of this advertisement. The coat contained a memorandum book in the pocket and a bill rendered by Tucker Bros., for two sacks of corn charged at $7.50, and also a partly filled sack of Durham tobacco. The book and papers (which evidently are valuable to the owner) reveal the name “Pryor” which is doubtless the name of the person to which they belong.


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