Christmas Tree

The Gazette December 26, 1900 On account of the death of Miss Emma Dean, the Christmas tree celebration, under the auspices of the Farmerville Sabbath schools, was postponed from Monday until Tuesday evening, at which time a large crowd assembled at the Baptist church to witness this old-time custom of gift distribution. After singing a … Continue reading Christmas Tree

Honor Roll

The Gazette October 17, 1900 The following is the Honor Roll of Everett Institute for the month ending Oct. 5, 1900: First grade -- May and Irene Harrell, Louis Pryor, Geo. Carroll, Rubye Buckley. Second grade -- Sarah Stone. Fourth grade - Anna Belle Byram, Fannie Cherry, Maida Cole, Pierre Rabun, Alma Carroll. Fifth grade … Continue reading Honor Roll

Court Items

The Gazette October 17, 1900 District court convened Monday morning and will probably last through Thursday. Action has been taken in the following matters: William A. Lewis, liquidator, vs. J. M. Wynn, dismissed at plaintiffs costs. Lon Frisby pleaded quilty to charge of carrying concealed weapons and was fined $20 and costs. Robt. Murry pleaded … Continue reading Court Items

Honor Roll

The Gazette October 17, 1900 The following is the Honor Roll of Junction City High School, for the month ending Oct. 5, 1900: Primary department -- Flossie Steele, Bonnie Reed, Mamie Price, Ruth Price, Decimus Reynolds, Edwin Ramsey, Albert Murphy, Silas Gardner, Barney Donaldson, Elvus Cupp. Intermediate department -- Clifford Witt, Lucile Collins, Floyd Stevenson, … Continue reading Honor Roll

District Court

The Gazette September 5, 1900 Court adjourned in Farmerville Friday morning; and Judge Dawkins and District Attorney Preaus left Sunday for Ruston to hold court there. The greater part of the recent session in Union Parish was devoted to the consideration of criminal matters; with the result that six men were sentenced to the penitentiary … Continue reading District Court

Jack Overstreet Hung for Murder

The Ouachita Telegraph  November 7, 1879 Jack Overstreet, who murdered a man in Alabama about two years ago and fled to Louisiana, and who about two weeks ago murdered his wife in Union parish, was captured and given his just dues, "a short shrift and a long rope," at Farmerville, Wednesday night of last week. Judge Lynch presided.

Court Items

The Gazette August 22, 1900 At 1:30 o'clock Monday afternoon judge Dawkins called court to order, all the officers being at their posts. He appointed J. G. Trimble foreman of the grand jury and the panel was completed as follows: W. F. Grafton, H. A. Johnson, M. L. Davis, J. P. Kirkpatrick, T. C. Atkinson, … Continue reading Court Items