October 18, 1905
The preliminary trial of Mr. J. K. Albert, charged with shooting Mr. Will Thaxton in the Garland-Thaxton altercation at Bernice, will come up for trial next Friday a week. Munholland and Munholland to represent the defendant. This trial was fixed for this week, but the court being engaged with the criminal docket it was found necessary to defer it. It is generally held that the accused will be acquitted.
Mr. Jack Colwell, feather renovator and his company of canvases are now located in Bernice, where they will make a canvas for their business. Mr. Colwell and his business gave entire satisfaction here, their business transactions square and the work just what they represented it and we trust that their success in Bernice will be all they deserve as a responsible business institution.
Dr. Garland and Mr. Will Thaxton, the combatants in the Bernice affray, have sufficiently recovered for their wounds to be up and about again. The editor, who was in Bernice last Saturday, went around to view the scene of the altercation in the drug store , and was impressed with the fact that death would have come to one or both combatants in the fall from the 15 foot deck gallery to the concrete floor beneath, had they not struck the railing of the stairway in their descent. We are informed that a Mr. Cook, who had started up to stop the row, was struck by the men in the fall, the small bone in his leg fractured by the impact, and this also served to lessen the danger of the fall. It is the general and accepted view in Bernice that the pistol that wounded Mr. Thaxton was his own and in his possession at the time. At least he laid claim to it and demanded possession after the difficulty.
If you want to sell your goods advertise the fact in your local paper.
Mr. Abe Arent was over from Monroe last week on a visit to the home folks.
Mrs. T. A. Crow has been on the sick list, but is better, we are pleased to state.
At the rate the people are paying street tax, we expect soon to have better streets and sidewalks.
According to the public notice the annual lease of the public ferries will be let out next Saturday.
Mr. J. M. Parks, of Park’s Landing, among other representative citizens, is attending court this week.
We begin this week to publish the real estate transfers and will keep this feature up regularly in the future.
Judge Chandler, cotton weigher, informs us that he has received and weighed over one hundred bales of cotton to date.
Capt. Wilson is now engaged in putting the necessary repairs on the Mattie, preparatory for next seasons traffic.
Mr. H. W. Ragan, of Ruston was a visitor to this place last week looking after large limber interests he holds in this action.
This being a jury term of court the attendance this week has been large, a heavy criminal docket employing the court this week.
Manager Field, of the Summit Lumber Co., was here from Randolph several days last week looking after the interests of his firm.
Judge Allen Barksdale and C. B. Roberts, Esq., of Ruston, and Judge W. R. Roberts, of Bernice, are attending the present session of court.
Mr. John Wharley. who has been for some time connected with the baker shop, left for Bernice last Friday to seek employment in the timber business in which he is versed.
The quarantine guards on the Ouachita during the Mer Rouge yellow fever scare, were in town this week looking for their pay, the cost in the aggregate amounting to about $25.
City Marshall Atkinson, who sustained a broken leg in falling from the front of the Bank building about three months ago, has so far recovered as to lay aside his crutches.
The jury term of the district court was begun here Monday morning and as the docket is very large, it is expected that at least two weeks will be consumed in cleaning up the work.
Maj. J. G. Lee, who has been detained here for the last two months by the quarantine, accompanied by other hunters, engaged in a fox hunt last Saturday night, bet with what success we did not learn.
We have had a shipment of stationary and other printing material on the road since August 2nd, and if we can trace it up and get it in will be in shape to do the very nicest kind of job printing so get your orders ready for us.
Deputy Marshal McBroom is getting to some much needed repairs on the streets, a gang of men under his supervision employed for several weeks making good the proves has to town.
By the Students
Oct. 16.–Today is the beginning of the fourth week of the Farmerville high School. The enrollment has already reached the hundred mark.
Messrs. Leo Bird, Ollie Nolen and Alexander Nolen are among the students coming from other sections of this parish.
The new class is bookkeeping recited their first lesson today.
Mr. John Nyegard, of an adjoining district, together with three home students, entered today, and still they are coming.
Wood for the winter has been placed on the campus by Mr. W. F. Jackson.
The music department opened today with a good enrollment. Parents will please come around and hear us sing as soon as we get the new books.
Was it a Farmerville boy? “Say Pop,”, “Well, what, my son.”, “My teacher says I am natural born fool.” “I have already told you so,” “Yes, she says its hereditary.”
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Mr. H. W. Ragan was here last week from Ruston.
Misses Hellena Selig and Ellen Haas left for Bernice last Thursday to spend some time visiting relatives and friends at that point.
Sheriff Taylor had 12 prisoners in jail last Saturday to begin court with last Monday morning, and we learn that others were added since that date.
Train service over the V. S. & P. from Monroe to Shreveport was resumed this week, a local train making the run daily from Monroe and return.
Mrs. Gilbert (postmistress) and her daughter, Miss Mable, returned home last week from a protracted visit to Jena, Ark., where they spent the time visiting relatives. We would like to get a letter each week from – Marion, Bernice, Downsville and other points in the parish. Please send us a newsy letter and assist us a making the Gazette more interesting.
Dr. George Jordan, the aged father of Dr. J. W. Jordon, of Ruston, died in that town last Wednesday as the result of a stroke of paralysis. He was 81 years of age at the time of his death.
Contractor Berry and family are preparing to remove from Farmerville this week and Mr. H. A. Johnson and family will move into the house vacated by them and formerly occupied by M. Gilbert and family.
One of our business men in referring to the free mail delivery routes proposed for our parish, remarked yesterday that the salaries and other advantages to be derived therefrom would add at least four thousand dollars to the town of Farmerville.
Mr. J. F. Cooper, formerly a resident of the Hico locality, but for several years a merchant of Bienville, has purchased property in Bernice and will soon open up a mercantile, business at the point. Mr. Cooper is a first class citizen and will add to the business and social circles of the town.
There is now no reason why Union Parish should not secure her share of public patronage to be derived from free rural mail delivery, and a little effort on the part of our people would secure two or more routes leading out from our town, and our business men should take hold of this matter and assist in putting them through. Congressman Ransdell stands ready to render say official assistance within his power, which means success if the matter is properly taken up through him.
It has been announced that train service will be regularly resumed on the Farmerville & Southern next Sunday, in connection with service over the Little Rock & Monroe, R. R., which has been completed and will be in operation between this point and Monroe about that time. The work train come over from Felsenthal last Sunday, as usual, with the accumulation of freight for this place.
We have received a great many complaints about the non delivery of the Gazette in the past month from various points in the parish, but we ask our subscribers to be patient, as we feel sure the conditions will service better shape when the trains begin running.
Dr. A. Bush, of Sligo, visited his sister, Mrs. Donley, here Sunday, returning to his home on Monday. He was accompanied by his daughter, Miss Della, and Miss Florence Donley, who will spend several months with the doctor’s family.
State BAnk Examiner, L. E. Thomas was a pleasant caller at this office one day last week. Mr. Thomas had been visiting his parents at Marion, and was on his way to Bernice, stopping over a day and night here.
FIRE AT MARION. On last Thursday night the stores of R. E. Pace and J. M. Nettles, and a blacksmith shop, at Marion; were totally destroyed by fire. The origin of the fire is not known, but it is thought to have begun in the blacksmith shop. We learn that Nettles had $2000 insurance and Pace $1000.
Mr. O. M. Taylor, of the Farmerville Drug Co., made a trip to Monroe last week to meet a salesman for holiday goods and informs us that he purchased a very fine line of Xmas goods which will arrive in due time.
REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS
|W. J. Reeves to J. E. Reeves 40 acres, consideration $100.|
|Steven T. Goyne to Thos. B. Dean, 80 acres, consideration $280.|
|E. Q. Heard to D. L. Cromwell, lot 3, block 32, in Bernice, consideration $100.|
|E. M. Tucker to R. J. Tucker, 3 acres, consideration $250.|
|D. H. Webb to R. J. Aycock, 4 acres, consideration $50.|
|O. O. Clark & Co. to W. G. Canterbury, 244 acres, consideration $500.|
|Union Parish School Board to J. H. Denton, 3 acres, retransfer.|
|W. A. Wooly to W. S. Farr, interest in 200 acres, consideration $198.50.|
|L. F. Hall to W. S. Farr, interest in 160 acres, consideration $198.50.|
|J. H. Wooly to W. S. Farr, interest in 160 acres, consideration $198.50|
|A. J. Callins et. al. to W. S. Farr, interest in 160 acres, consideration $198.50.|
In another column will be found a contribution of school items. This feature will be kept up during the session of school and no doubt will prove of interest to our readers.
NOTICE OF PARDON I hereby give notice that I will apply for pardon for my son, Joe Rodgers. J. D. Rodgers.