John Lee Hicks Writes Home From Distant Camp

The Gazette November 7, 1940 Mason, Nevada, October 27, 1940 Dear Mama and Papa, I received your last letter yesterday, Saturday. It's now Sunday morning, and I have just come from the kitchen eating breakfast I slept late this morning, for I have to get up every other morning in the week and give exercises … Continue reading John Lee Hicks Writes Home From Distant Camp



The Gazette March 11, 1903 The News learns from Mr. Alex McCaskill that all the  people who were poisoned by eating at the home of Mr. Jake Wynn near Crew Lake are improving and are likely to recover. The one most dangerously ill now is Mr. Jake Wynn. Mr. Caskill states that Wynn's two boys … Continue reading Poisoned

W. H. Noble

The Gazette February 25, 1903 A press dispatch from Vicksburg, Miss., dated Feb. 21, says: Two members of a party of four have met death from cold in the Tensas river swamps, and it is feared that the remaining members have met a similar fate. W. H. Noble, a planter of Ouachita Parish, La., accompanied … Continue reading W. H. Noble

Foot Ball

The Gazette December 17, 1902 The game of foot ball is being carried to ridiculous extremes by the students of many universities and colleges of the country; and it is high time that the faculties of those institutions were calling a halt in that direction. Outdoor games or exercises of some sort are not only … Continue reading Foot Ball

Election in Union

The Gazette November 5, 1902 The election yesterday in Union Parish passed off very peaceably. Out of about 800 qualified electors, about 500 legal votes were cast. The main interest was manifested on the liquor question, and we rejoice to say that the prohibitionists won by an overwhelming majority, the whisky advocates securing only a … Continue reading Election in Union


The Gazette May 28, 1902 Miss Harday closed her music class last Friday evening with an entertaining and highly pleasing recital at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Edmund Haas. A large number of Farmervillians were present and enjoyed the musical treat. The program was as follows: Valse - Miss Gladys Baughman. Little Fairy Polka … Continue reading Recital