Farmerville Local News

The Gazette
May 9, 1906

Mr. D. L. Cromwell of Bernice was in Farmerville Monday.

We regret to learn that Dr. Reed Evans is quite sick this week.

Mr. G. D. Sanders went to Monroe on a business trip last Friday.

Mrs. T. J. Breed and children left last Friday for Conway, Ark., where they go to visit relatives.

There was quite a storm along the bayou Loutre last Saturday night.

Sheriff Taylor left last week to carry several prisoners to the state prison at Baton Rouge.

A new post-office by the name of Earl has been established out at the store of W. E. Taylor on the Farmerville and Marion road.

Miss Olive Baughman entertained the young people of Farmerville at a dance Monday night at the residence of Mrs. Ellen Levi.

Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Ward are the happy parents of a fine 12 pound baby boy who made his arrival Monday morning.

Mr. and Mrs. Clifton Mathews returned home Monday from Winnfield where they have been visiting relatives for the past week.

Mr. R. E. Gully is having a nice, fresh coat of paint put on his residence this week.

All accounts not settled by May 5th, will be turned over to an attorney for collection. FARMERVILLE GRO. CO.

A party of young men spent Tuesday at King Lake fishing. Those in the party were Messrs. Harry Preaus, Edgar Ballard, Earnest Ramsey, Pat Murphy and Charlie Jameson.

Mr. J. W. Smith, manager of The Monroe News was elected president of the Louisiana Press Association, and Lafayette was named as the place for the next meeting.

Deputy Sheriff Underwood went to Randolph Sunday to arrest a man named Reason for killing a man named Smith the same day. Both Reason and Smith are white men.

Notice. I will be in Marion on May the 4th to stay two weeks prepared to do all kind of Dental work. M. W. LAWRENCE.

The Louisiana Press Association met in Monroe on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of last week with more newspaper men in attendance than ever before in the history of the association.

A party composed of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Elder, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Taylor, Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Berses and Messrs. H. W. Ragas, Feaser Murphy, Edw. Everett and G. W. Ramsey spent last Thursday on King Lake fishing.

From the way Judge Dawkins has been sticking it to the blind tiger and pistol totter here of late they will in the course of time have to suspend operations for the lack of funds, if for no other reasons.

Our popular fellow towns-man; O. M. Taylor, received a telegram Saturday conveying to him the sad intelligence of the death of his mother and following that on Tuesday, he received a telegram stating that his father and a sister-in-law were dead. His father and mother lived in Fulton, Ky.

Rev. J. E. Trice of Lake Charles who was to have preached at the Baptist church here last Sunday, failed to make connection with his train and did not arrive, but he is expected to be here on the third Sunday of the month. The baptizing which was also due to come off last Sunday was postposed on account of the rain and will be on the same date at 4:30 P.M.

Mr. Marion Shuster, of St. Louis, is on a visit to his mother and sisters and brother, Mr. S. W. Shuster, of this city. Mr. Shuster is a native of Monroe, but moved to Farmerville at quite an early age and this is his first visit to his native city, which of course he finds just a wee bit changed. — Monroe Star.

The Farmerville High School building presented a gala appearance last Friday evening when a large crowd gathered there to witness the entertainment given by the school. A very entertaining program, consisting of songs, recitations, dialogues and pantomimes, was well rendered, throwing credit, alike, on teachers and pupils. It would be impossible to mention all the pupils who are deserving of praise. One feature that evoked special applause was the pantomime — “My Faith Looks up to Thee” — by Beanie Gianton, who was the embodiment of grace.

It wasn’t a Missouri editor but a printer’s devil who was going through his first experience on “making up” forms. The paper was late and the boy got the galleys mixed. The first part of the obituary notice of a precocious citizen had been dumped in the forms, and the next handful of type came off of a galley describing a recent fire. It read like this: “The pall bearers lowered the body to the grave and as it was consigned to the flames there were few if any regrets, for the old wreck had been an eyesore to the town for years. Of course there was individual loss, but that was fully covered by insurance.” The widow thinks the editor wrote the obituary that way because the lamented partner of her joys and sorrows owed him five year’s subscription.


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