The Gazette April 16, 1902 On of the most important demands of social life is that young girls should be properly chaperoned. Mothers cannot be too careful of their duties in the guardianship of their young daughters. This does not imply any doubt as to their trustworthiness, but the world is neither a lenient nor … Continue reading The Need of a Chaperon
The Gazette April 16, 1902 Mr. Duke Selig went to Ruston to-day. Mr. Harry Van Hook left for St. Louis Saturday. District court will convene in Farmerville next Monday. Mrs. R. M. Gill, of Ruston, visited relatives in Farmerville this week. Mr. J. D. Baughman went to St. Louis this week to purchase horses and … Continue reading From Farmerville
The Gazette April 16, 1902 O. E. Glover to J. C. Thompson, 15 1/2 acres of land, $150. J. R. Pleasant to T. B. Morgan, lot in Bernice, $75. R. A. McGough to Mrs. Selma Hudson, donation to 15 acres of land. A. J. Mashaw to Mrs. Georgia Fenton, 15 acres of land, $100. J. … Continue reading Real Estate Transfers
Pearl Harris This nice cool fall weather makes me want to get out and hike in the woods. But the last time I did that I found out I was allergic to something. So, I haven't done that - but it isn't because I don't think about it and wish I could. It reminds me … Continue reading Let’s Take A Hike In The Woods!
The Gazette April 9, 1902 Rev. B. Wright returned home Saturday from Shreveport. Eld. J. H. Hughes is at home again, after a pleasant visit in Arkansas. American Woven Wire Hog Fencing. Cheapest and Best – Prices reduced. Write to Monroe Hardware Co., Lt’d., Monroe, LA. Mr. Duke Selig will soon open up a new … Continue reading From Farmerville
The Gazette April 9, 1902 Last week very satisfactory work was accomplished in the way of securing timber contracts, in aid of the construction of a railroad to Farmerville, and the promoters of the enterprise entertain sanguine hopes that active construction work on the road will soon begin. Mr. Brown left this morning for Omaha, … Continue reading Our Railroad
The Gazette April 9, 1902 Geo. H. White to Lon Fisher, 160 acres of land, $650. O. O. Clark to Lou Fisher, 80 acres of land, $75. Mrs. M. F. P. Mabry et al., to James W. Jones, Jr., block in Bernice, $145. W. F. Grafton to Mrs. J. W. Smith, 40 acres of land, … Continue reading Real Estate Transfers
Pearl Harris Have you heard on the news that New York and other places are being invaded by Bedbugs? Well, that's just what we need in the good ole USA - another pest. They even have the audacity to invade the upscale hotels, they say, Well, when I was a kid- I guess, 7 or … Continue reading Bedbugs! Again!
The Gazette April 2, 1902 Christian C. Nelson, who stands accused of being married to thirteen women, confesses that he is a bigamist, but vigorously defends his conduct. In his confession he said: "I was a bachelor until I was fifty-six years old, and kept out of trouble. Then I got married, and just see … Continue reading Thirteen Wives
The Gazette April 2, 1902 Mrs. B. F. Pleasant left Sunday for a visit to Shiloh and Ruston. Any persons needing fertilizer - cotton seed meal, acid phosphate and Kainit - will do well to confer with me. J. P. FENTION Rev. B. Wright spent a few days recently with friends in Keachie. All itching … Continue reading From Farmerville
The Gazette April 2, 1902 A Homer special to the Shreveport Times, dated March 30, says: "Mr. John Heard, a relative of Gov. W. W. Heard, was shot and it is thought, probably fatally wounded by a desperate negro named Franklin, this morning at Arizona, almost six miles east of here. "The trouble grew out … Continue reading John Heard Seriously Shot
The Gazette April 2, 1902 S. C. Lockwood to J. H. Bell, 101 acres of land, $125. W. W. Walker to W. L. Brantley, 280 acres of land, $127.60. L. Mabry to W. O. Grafton, 30 acres of land, $520. J. R. Fuller to W. F. Grafton, 240 acres of land, $373.45. W. H. Mabry … Continue reading Real Estate Tranfers
Pearl Harris How long does it take you to go to the supermarket and pick up a gallon of milk and a pound of butter? If you don't have to spend too long at the check out, it will probably take you 10 or 15 minutes. Well, I can tell you when I was growing … Continue reading A Gallon of Milk and A Pound of Butter
The Gazette March 26, 1902 Mr. B F. Pleasant is confined to his room with an attack of grippe. Mrs. Doshia Shaw and children came to Farmerville a few days ago to reside. STOPS THE COUGH AND WORKS OFF THE COLD. Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets cure a cold in one day. No Cure, No Pay. Price … Continue reading From Farmerville
The Gazette March 26, 1902 State of Louisiana to G. P. Smith, 80 acres of land, $30.54. Wm. H. Martin to Wm. Cooksey, 12 lots in Bernice, $225. H. F. Finley to T. C. Starrett, 80 acres of land, $120. G. P. Smith to T. C. Starrett, 120 acres of land, $240. W. P. Reppond … Continue reading Real Estate Transfers
The Gazette March 26, 1902 The following business has been transacted in the fourth district court since out last week's report: In suit of W. E. Hopkins vs. S. S. Plummer, new trial ordered and case set for first day of next session of court. The suit of W. L. Williams vs. Nancy E. Land … Continue reading Court Items
Pearl Harris Have you been to a farmer's market lately? If you haven't you should go. It is a sight to see all the fresh produce they have there. Yeah! I know we can go to the grocery store and find all sorts of produce there, but when you go to the farmer's market it … Continue reading The Farmer’s Market
The Gazette March 19, 1902 There was ice Tuesday morning. New Madrid seed corn for sale by J. D. Baughman Mr. A. J. Mashaw, of Ruston is in Farmerville doing jewelry repair work. Bring your eggs and butter to W. W. Barnes, who will pay highest price for same. Sheriff C. H. Murphy has been … Continue reading From Farmerville
The Gazette March 19, 1902 The criminal docket at this session shows 19 cases, and they will occupy the greater part of the tribunal's time through Thursday. The of Joseph H. McCormick vs. C. H. Murphy et al., was compromised. This was an action brought to reduce the assessment on the V. S. & P. … Continue reading District Court
The Gazette March 19, 1902 I. M. Hester to P. Albritton, 42 acres of land, $150. John Ryan to W. E. Kelley & Co., 60 acres of land, $200. Mrs. S. L. Farrar et al. to John Ryan, 60 acres of land, $200. W. V. Thompson et al. to P. F. Gully et al., lot … Continue reading Real Estate Transfers
Pearl Harris I was just reminiscing about how we spent our summer after we got out of school. We had chores to do even when we were small, but we did not seem to mind doing them - I guess we knew the consequences if we didn't. But I remember the long hot days - … Continue reading The Good Ole’ Summertime!
Vina Greer Henry December 8, 1941, 11:30 AM Central Standard Time, Athens High School, Athens, Louisiana. I will never forget this day, no matter how long I live. Mr. Whatley, the principal, called an assembly and turned on the radio for all to hear. The President of the United States was scheduled to address a … Continue reading Memories of One Woman’s Contribution to the War Industry Following Pearl Harbor
Written by Jon R. McKinnie Spearsville plantation owner Sidney H. Griffin raised a company of men from the northwestern portion of the parish for the Confederate service in early 1862; the men styled themselves the "Sparrow Cadets". The unit elected Griffin captain, and they entered the service of the Confederate States in Monroe, designated as Company … Continue reading Lt. Col. Sidney H. Griffin, 31st LA Infantry
The Gazette March 12, 1902 New Madrid seed corn for sale by J. D. Baughman. Mr. F. E. Mayo made a business trip to Monroe the first of this week. STOPS THE COUGH AND WORKS OFF THE COLD. Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets cure a cold in one day. No Cure, No Pay. Price 25 cents. Mr. … Continue reading From Farmerville
The Gazette March 12, 1902 I have many customers who were unfortunate, inasmuch as they failed to pay up their last year's accounts, but they are just as welcome in my store as if they didn't owe me a cent. I have no dislike for the man who fell behind. Of course, I disagree with … Continue reading Don’t Forget Your Debt
The Gazette March 12, 1902 Arkansas Southern Railroad to J. M. Melton, 2 fractional blocks in Bernice, $100. L. E. Thomas to T. C. Starret, 360 acres of land, $900. Mrs. L. E. Murphy to G. W. Murphy, lot in Bernice, $10. M. A. Duck to M. M. Gathright, 60 acres of land, $250. J. … Continue reading Real Estate Transfers
Pearl Harris What in the world has happened to our footwear? I remember when we could buy such pretty shoes. I've always had to be so practical about shoes - "they just aren't practical" my Dad would say. But when I shopped for shoes I always liked the neat ones that made my feet look … Continue reading What Happened to our Shoes?
Written by Jon R. McKinnie Ward Camp Historian Jon McKinnie’s wife, Phyllis Richardson, has an amazing family history of military & public service. Her 2nd great grandfather, Dr Thomas Parker Richardson and two brothers served as surgeons during the Civil War. Another brother fought the entire war (1861-1865) under General Robert E Lee, surrendering with him … Continue reading Dr Thomas Parker Richardson, Surgeon for 17th La Infantry Regiment
The Gazette March 5, 1902 New Madrid seed corn for sale by J. D. Baughman. Miss Donie Laupheimer left this morning for a brief trip to New Orleans. Mrs. C. H. Jameson and children expect to go to Haynesville to-day to visit relatives. Mrs. H. L. Jameson and Miss Belle Trimble visited friends in Ruston … Continue reading From Farmerville
The Gazette March 5, 1902 J. M. Mosely to J. C. Ellis, 160 acres of land, $200. Arkansas Southern Railroad to T. A. Heard, four lots in Bernice, $60. J. R. Fuller to Mrs. M. A. Lovelady, 80 acres of land, $43.57. Mrs. M. A. Lovelady to J. B. Tabor, 80 acres of land, $58.92. … Continue reading Real Estate Transfers