October 11, 1905
Prof. J. O. Hodnett was over from Marion Saturday, and gave this office a pleasant call.
If you job printing bears the imprint of the Gazette, it will please you, both in looks and price.
Mr. R. L. Sutton made a short visit to Ruston last week in the interest of the Wrought Iron Range, Co.
Supt. Hodnett was here last Saturday settling with the teachers for their monthly services in the public schools.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Minter Tugwell, at Conway, on Oct. 5, a son. Mother and child doing well, and “Grandpa” John Ballard, is simply tickled to death.
Mr. Aldermon, the baker, has been sick for the last week, suffering from a carbuncle and other smaller “risings” but is now improving.
Cecil, the young daughter of Mrs. M. C. Loper, after whom the town Cecil was named, reported dangerously ill last week, is now out of danger.
The young daughter of Mr. Wilson Kanada, died at his home about 4 miles east of town on Monday night of last week and was buried Tuesday evening.
Sheriff Taylor will finish moving into his new residence today and the editor and family will occupy the home vacated by him, Contractor Hicks having completed some very necessary repairs on the roof.
We learn that J. K. Albert will be given a preliminary trial next week on the charge of shooting Will Thaxton during the altercation which occurred between the latter and Dr. Garland at Bernice last week.
There was some prospect last week due to the rapid rise in the bayou, of Capt. Wilson bringing the Mattie out for another trip to Monroe, but the water failing to reach the necessary rise of 6 or 7 feet, the proposition was abandoned.
Messers. Lee & Hodnett, of Marion, takes a card in this issue to all the people about their facilities for weighing and storing cotton and handing freight of all kinds. These gentlemen will do a general warehouse business, and we ask for them a liberal share of patronage
Mr. A. G. Sharrock, an industrious and respected young farmer, a son in-law of Mr. Dean, died at his home about 5 miles east of town last week, leaving a young wife of one year to mourn his loss. He was an industrious and progressive young man and was highly respected by all who knew him.
Parties living near the jail have been and meeted for some time by very fervent prayers offered by an inmate of the goal, said to be a white prisoner, his petitions offered is a very loud voice morning and night, and while negroes often amuse themselves in this manner it is rarely that a white inmate indulges in such an exercise thus publicly at least.
Wm. Smith, who claimed Atlanta, Ga., as his home and who came to Marion a week ago sick and in destitute circumstances died at that place. He was first picked up on the road in a helpless condition and provided for and latter he wandered out on the street and was again found dying in front of Dr. Black’s office and was taken in to die and was buried at public expense. He has a family in Atlanta and claimed to be seeking a home for them when illness over took him.
Marshal Munholland, Esq., and Mr. Everett, clerk of court, went over to Ruston on legal business last Sunday morning returning Monday evening.
Messrs. Oscar Baughman and D. E. Laupheimer, who attended the Selig-Robison nuptials at Ruston last week and subsequently visited Monroe, returned home from that point last Friday.
Misses Keysear and Evans, of the High School, have secured a room jointly at Dr. J. G. Evans, and Prof. Monroe and family, are temporarily domiciled at Mr. Jame Maroney’s until they can obtain a home.
The attendance of the High School is rapidly approaching the 100 mark and will probably pass it the present week. Prof. Monroe is a gentleman of ability and force and will give the very best results, as an educator, if given the hearty support of the community.
Mr. W. F. Jackson has formed a partnership with parties in Ruston to open up a wood and coal yard in West Monroe, and will close out his wood yard here after he has disposed of his present stock of wood on hand. He may retain the domicile of his family at this place.
Another train came over from Felsenthal last Sunday, bringing several cars of freight for this place, principally merchandise for our merchants. While there is some talk of train service being inaugurated over the L R. M. some time in the near future there is nothing definite to that effect.
In this issue will be found the card of Mrs. J. O. Hodnett, milliner, at Marion. Mrs. Hodnett is well known to the people as a leader in her line, and she will at all times keep the latest novelties for her lady customers. It will pay our readers to watch her ad from time to time, as she will offer bargains, and keep our readers posted as to new and pleasing goods for ladies and children.
Some of our colored traders were disturbed over the notice appearing in last weeks issue and in this respect all we have to say that if they will leave out their “rough riding” over the streets and use moderate language no one objects to their trading and horse business. Boisterousness and reckless riding is all that was complained of. Practices not proper for whites or blacks to indulge in a well regulated community.
Mr. Wil N. Miller, residing near Marion, died last week after several days illness from pneumonia. He was one of the representative men of his community and was a member of the order of Woodmen, in which he held a policy. He was about 50 year of age and leaves a wife and 5 grown up children to mourn his loss. Mr. Miller was her during court the week before his death and seemed to be in good health.
Dr. C. H. Jameson’s old office, located near his residence, was moved last week to a site in the rear of the bank and post office, where it will be used for office purposes after it has been renovated and repainted. Capt. Wilson and Contractor Hicks has the job, which they completed in two days with the use of the powerful cap(?) from the steamer Mattie and a limited number of hands. The house was moved intact without the least difficulty.
Mr. J. C. Rockett, president of the Parish Farmers Union, was a visitor to our office yesterday morning and in a conversation with him relative to the joint advise of the Cotton Growers Association and the Farmers Union, late in session, in which the membership of both organizations were instructed to hold their cotton for 11 cents, he stated that this only applied to farmers who were out of debt and independent is their actions, the small farmer, made obligations to the small merchant, not required to observe the instruction only so far as he is able and can make satisfactory arrangements with his creditors to do so.
LOST NOTE. Lost, one note given by Clark Bros., in favor of Mrs. M. C. Loper for $4000.00, given about Jan. 1st, 1903 and due Jan. 1st, 1904. All persons are warned no to trade for said note, as it has been paid in full. Mrs. M. C. Loper.
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.
Something New. The Farmerville Drug Co. will install in a short time, a machine to run in connection with their soda fount, which will enable them to serve during the winter, hot soda, coffee, chocolate, bouillons and all kinds of winter drinks. This a a new venture in Farmerville, and Messrs. Taylor & Jameses deserve the thanks of our people for giving us this nice winter soda fount; which we sure will be liberally patronized.
Miss Annie Pleasant and sister Lucile and brother Frank are at their aunts, Mrs. J. D. Hamilton. They will be apt to stay till the quarantine is raised after frost as they will move with their father ex sheriff B. F. Pleasant to Shreveport, where they will make their home in the future. — Bernice Herald.
The jury term of court will convene here next Monday (the 16th) and a large attendance is expected as a number of important cases will come up for trial the term probably lasting two weeks.
Circuit court will convene here next week; Judge Wear, of Caldwell, and Judge Drew, of Webster, presiding.
NOTICE. I now have my seed house ready at the depot, and will pa the highest cash price for seed at that place. John Ballard, Agent.
Mr. Mose Hartman and family are occupying the same house jointly with Mr. Marshal Munholland and family, until Jan. 1st, when the former will move out, leaving Mr. Munholland in possession of the premises, which he has acquired by purchase.
Mr. Huffman, the fisher, is having good luck with his nest at present, having caught a nice lot of buffalo and catfish during the last week, selling out a load of the latter yesterday morning, the second sold in the last few days.
Mrs. Karl Atkinson whose eyesight was in danger last week from the tines of a chinquapin bur entering her eye has had the organ relieved by the successful extraction of these foreign particles and her eye although still week, is now out of danger.
The health of our town has been restored the numerous cases of sickness having about disappeared, much to the relief of our doctors, who were riding day and night as a result of extensive local sickness of malarial tendencies.
Prof. Monroe informs us that the enrollment in the High School has reached ninety-four, and he expects it to go to 120 by the end of this month. If you have not already done so, put your children in school at once.
A light frost was plainly noticeable here this morning, and we hope soon to chronicle one heavy enough to kill Madam Stegomyia.
NOTICE OF PARDON I hereby give notice that I will apply for pardon for my son, Joe Rodgers. J. D. Rodgers.