The Gazette February 15, 1899 Bayou D'Arbonne was frozen across Sunday in numbers of places where the water was several feet deep. The steamer Robinson found much difficulty in getting through the ice. Just below Farmerville warehouse the boat had to back up, there using her wheel to break a way through the ice, which … Continue reading Bayou D’Arbonne Frozen
The Gazette February 15, 1899 North Louisiana people won't have to go to the blizzard-stricken Dakotas to get a taste of wintry blasts this year. They got it right here in the "Sunny South" last week; and got it in dead earnest, too. The cold weather was of the all-wool-and-a-yard-wide quality. It was the pure … Continue reading Severe Weather
The Gazette February 15, 1899 On account of the extreme bad weather, I will be unable to have my mules at places and dates as advertised, but will have a car load of fine stock at Farmerville to-day; and also a car load, in charge of Mr. Boss Aulds, at Junction City. At both of … Continue reading Freeze in Union Parish
The Gazette February 8, 1899 The residence owned by Mr. B. B. Thomas at Alabama Landing, which was formerly occupied by Mr. Wallace, was destroyed by fire last week. At the time of the burn the building was only used as a store room, and contained about 150 bushels of corn. *********************** Last week the … Continue reading Fire in Union Parish
The Gazette February 1, 1899 Yesterday morning while the Spears saw mill at Ouachita City was running at a good speed sawing lumber the boilers collapsed and blew up with great force, the explosion casting debris to the four winds. While the damage done is considerable the News is glad to state that no one … Continue reading A Saw Mill Blown Up
The Gazette January 11, 1899 Tax Collector Pleasant informs us that only about six or seven hundred taxpayers in Union Parish settled their poll tax by December 31, 1898. Those who failed to do so will have no one but themselves to blame if they are denied the right to vote in the elections after … Continue reading Pay Your Taxes
The Gazette January 11, 1899 Capt. O. Baughman has purchased the steamer Rosa B. and will continue to run her in the D'Arbonne and Bartholomew trade.