Farmerville Local News

The Gazette
November 22, 1905

Drummer Gibson was here from Felsenthal last week.

Mr. W. D. Fryar was here from Ruston on day last week.

Mr. J. D. Baughman returned last Friday after spending several days on business in Monroe.

Be sure to eat dinner with the ladies of the Willing Workers on Thanksgiving day.

Those who have visited Monroe lately bring tidings of a dull town for this season of the year.

District Court convened in civil session last Monday morning, Judge Allen Barsdale and C. B. Roberts, Esqs., of Ruston attending.

Mr. Karl Pleasant, returned last week from Collinston where he spent several days prospecting for a business location.

Coal will be used at the Courthouse this winter, a bin erected to contain the supply on the north and of Dr. Love’s office.

Dr. J. M. Thurmon, the Ruston dentist, stopped in Farmerville last Sunday on his regular professional trip to other points, to return here later.

The hunters are going out regularly after the partridge, which are plentiful hereabout. Capt. Taylor, our affable Sheriff, leads the van and usually returns with a well filed game bag.

The “possum” crop is now ripe and seems to be full, judging from the number of these “varmints” taken nightly by those who enjoy hunting this typical southern viand.

We were a guest at the pleasant country home of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Hollis last Sunday night and was treated most royally by these good people.

We learn that there is a movement on foot at headquarters to extend the Farmerville & Southern north from this point, but can give no definite information in this resport.

Mr. B. O. Bird, of Conway, was here last Saturday to visit his son-in-law, Mr. James Maroney, who has been quite ill, and returned home Sunday. Mr. Maroney, we are pleased to say, is now convalescing.

Mr. Van Pierce, who received injuries in a run away on his return from Choudrant, is about again but complains of a badly injured arm. His wife arrived safely at the home of he sick mother in Virginia.

Mr. D. E. Lauphiemer left last Friday morning for Monroe to spend several days visiting friends at that point.

Mr. L. H. Byas, of Strong, Ark, formerly of this place, came over to Farmerville on business last Friday, and while here was arrested and jailed on a old charge of selling liquor illicitly, but from what we have learned he will be apt to refute the charge as he seems to have merely been the go-between with a blind tiger in a single instance.

Teachers. There will be a regular examination of white teachers on the 1st and 2nd of December and of colored teachers on Dec. 8th and 9th, at the Academy in the town of Farmerville. All teachers who wish to teach public schools before August ’06, are offered an opportunity to get certificates. Remember you must have a valid certificate before you can teach a public school. Work with white will begin at 10 a.m. on Dec 1st and at 10 a.m. on Dec 8th with the colored. J. O. Hodnett, Pb. Supt.

Mack Brantley, of the Loutre locality, was brought in by Deputy Underwood last Sunday morning and committed to jail on the charge of killing Jim Defee, of the same neighborhood, with a blow from a gun stock on the head, the latter having died last Saturday, after lingering two weeks. From what we can learn, the difficulty was forced on Brantley, who vainly attempted to avoid trouble with Defee.

The white woman, Lizzie Garnes, who has been in jail at this place for several weeks, under the charge of dangerously wounding another white woman with a knife in a row over a chicken at Junction City, gave bond last Saturday, and with her infant child which she carried to jail, left at once for her home. A sad and unusual home of vice — The Jail.

Mack Brantley committed to jail last Sunday morning for the killing of Jas. Defee, was admitted to bond in the sum of $1,000 on Monday morning.

The Willing Workers will give a dinner on the day of Thanksgiving, the proceeds to be used for charitable purposes. Let everybody attend the dinner, and thus aid a good cause.

Jeff Lovelady, held for the killing of Louis Page, was given a preliminary trial last Monday, Judge Dawkins presiding, and was held under $1000 bond, which he readily gave and was released.

Since the change of the arrival of trains from midnight and after to 9 p.m. the bus has resumed its regular trips for the convenience of passengers, who formerly had to foot it up to town under difficulties.

Mr. Lon Clark closed out the balance of his cotton crop last week at the price of 10 1-2 cents per pound, this being about the average received for entire crop.

Mr. H. A. Johnson, the barber, who suffered several weeks from blood poison on his feet and hands is able to be about again with the assistance of a crutch.

Judge Dawkins was stopping at the Borden House when it was destroyed by fire in Ruston last week, had ample time to leave the building before it was enveloped by the flames.

Mr. Jon Shaver who has been absent for several months in Arkansas, returned to Farmerville last week and is now temporarily employed at Mayo’s Grocery store.

Did it ever strike you that Farmerville has one of the best and most efficient local telephone systems in north Louisiana? Well it has.

There will be Thanksgiving services at the Baptist church at 11 a.m. on the 30th of this month. All invited to attend.

The man who gets drunk because he likes the taste of liquor is to be pitied because he is the victim of a perverted appetite. The man who gets drunk to get away from himself, to forget something disagreeable is to be despised because of the cowardice that makes him seek mental oblivion. He destroys his intelligence for the time being, perverts his character degrades himself in his own eyes simply because he is too much of a coward to stand the gaff. — Baton Rouge Times.

Mrs. ____ Shoultz, of Monroe came up on the Mattie last Friday and is now visiting old friends in Farmerville.

Mrs. J. D. Baughman will leave shortly for New Orleans accompanied by her young daughter Thelma, for the purpose of placing the little one on the hands of an occultist for the treatment of her eyes.

Messrs. H. W. Ragan and _____ Cavannah came over from Ruston last Sunday on business connected with their large timber interest in this parish.

Regular connections are now made between the Farmerville & Southern and the L. R. & M., at Litroe, the junction passengers leaving here in the morning arriving at Monroe at noon if trains are on time.

The “mast” or scorn crop, is good in places this season, but there are very few hogs in the woods to take advantage of it, the cholera and other diseases of late years depleting the drove that roamed the D’Arbonne swamp.

We learn that M. M. Munholland has sold his lately acquired residence on the north side of town to Mr. Mose Hartman, but will continue to reside therein for the time being, we here some talk of his building a new residence.

The Mattie left yesterday on the down trip to Monroe. She will be taken later to New Orleans for inspection and we have heard it stated that there is a possibility of her entering the river trade, the navigation of the bayou productive of small profits.

The Farmerville High School is prospering under the able management of Prof. Monroe, the roll of pupils fast approaching the 120 mark. Prof. Monroe is a young gentleman of fine executive ability and if we mistake not his administration will rank high in the history of the school.

Messrs. J. P. Odom and F. E. Mayo spent last Friday on King’s Lake angling for white perch with indifferent success, the water flowing into the lake from the bayou lending to mar their sport.

The sweet potato crop in this parish has been good this season, selling on the streets for fifty and sixty cents per bushel.


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