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THE BIIEN V ILLE DEMOC
SARGADIA, BIENVILLE PARISH, LOUISIANA. THURSDAY. JULY 3, 1919 No. 14
hIo s Your
anker?
Did it ever occur to you that this bank
was organized because there was a real
necessity for such an institution in our
community? That because of our exist
ence many are privileged to the benefits
of a HOME BANK?
Patronize home industry by making use
of this bank. We offer you every con
sideration possible, found in good sound
banking.
ummercial Bank
Arcadia, La.
I NO ARGUI NT AINST I
If you are without
s Iirnsurance, it is
Seither' carlessness,
neglect or oversight.
We are trying here
I to call your atte9
tion to a most im
--- portint matter.
Best Companies,
Represented.,
A U- SUR ANCOF EVERY
DANIUID KNOWN TO REAW'
.LOtIIANA'S
IN TI ORKAA WAR
filled to the covers with
Ions will be added to the
the state ,when the war
nbslana soldiers, sailors
is completed under th,
the State Council of Na
An active campaign,
h New Orleans Chapter,
CroMs, With A. R. Tebo
d, has resulted In a num.
Sbeing, turned in already.
ittee it urging a more
nde to make the record
ne of Louisiana's part In
t.
Brown Ihas charge of thL
-ville parish and woul('
y assistance given her in
nee of this duty.
ST CHaURCI
NBARING COMPLETION
ptist church which was,
lately after the first
was destroyed by fire l
lag completion. greeral
have been made' in the'
and it will be a mort
tructure than the one that
of the improvements le
roof. , The flooring and
better grade material, be
inor improvements.
committee is to be com
the rapidity in whieb
was let and the worl
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TWO.CENT POS1AGI RATE
AGAIN IN EFFECT
The old postage rate went into efkfct
again on the frst o this month, and
the following information has been re
ceived fronm the Postmaster Gleneral on'
the subject:
Postmasters shall discontinue sales
of o. 9-2-cent single domestic and No
10 domestic reply carlds and of three
cent stamped envelopes at the close of
business June 80, 1919. All unmised
and undamaged No. 9 and No. 10 2.
cent eards and 3-cent stamped envel
opes, printed or unprinted or present.
ed by original purchaser may be ex
changed for such cards, envelopes, etc..
as desired, provided the exchange be
made within one month after July 1st.
After that time postage value only
shall be allowed for the envelopes and
three-fourth of postage value for the
cards. Postmasters shall not redeem
3-cent adhesive postage stamps. These
stamps will continue to be good for
use on mail of all classes requiring
stamps to the amount of three cents or
more.
MAN FINED FOR NOT O8ERV
ING "GO TO THE RIGHT" LAW
Acting mayor E. H. Fisher, who was
serving in that capacity on last $tatur
day in the absence of Mayor Barnette.
placed a fine of *10.00 and cost on :
man, an alleged "whiskey runner" en
route from Monroe to some point in
Texas, for going to the left of the post
placed in the business section of Ar
cadia in conforualty wtlh an ordinauct
of the town council.
TO DRILL FOR OIL NEAR HERE
UNIS SUBMIT TO PEACE
TERNS OFTHE ALUS
The Imperial (erman Governmenlt
has placed its official signature to the .
peace treaty as submitted by the allied 1
nations, and this act will no doubt be e
recorded as the greatest event in o
modern history.
The signing of the peace treaty took 1
place in the famous Hall of Mirrors in
Versailles, France, on Friday, June 28, 4
and from the facts disclosed in press I
dispatches, we would judge that the I
Germans protested to the last minute.
Those signing for the United States I
were President Woodlrow Wilson, and 1
Messrs. Ianslng, White. House and
Bliss, who composed the American s
peace delegation.
AGED NEG0 WOWAN
GUILTY OF BOOTLEGGING
Several days ago city marshal John
Boddie entered the home of Ella Burns,
an aged negro woman, and secured- a
gallon or so of wine that she had manu
factured. The negro woman stated
that she made the wine for "sacra
mental" purposes and the revenue de
rired therefrom was used to pay her
church, dues, but upon investigation
the city marshal decided that the wine
had a little too much "kick" for those
who observe sacrament. A quantity suf
ficient for a test was forwarded to Dr. l
Willis P. Butler, of Shreveport, why
made the test and reported that the
wine tested a little over 13 ,per cent
alcohol.
Upon receiving this information
from Dr. Butler, Marshhi Boddie iw.
mediately placed Ella on trial before
Mayor Barnette. and the Imayor being I
thoroughly convinced that the wine
was made for "sacrificial" purposes in
stead of "sacramental," asked Ella to
sacrifce $100)00 and the cost of the
court, which she did.
While Mr. Boddie was looking around 1
Ella's residence he found that she had
on hand one barrel of sugar, and from 1
ihis, one would judge that she was evi
diently engaged in the wholesale busil I
ness of making sacramental wines. 1
This negro womian, it is stated, has
had a "blid 'tiger" under captivity
for several years, and is one of the
"old timers" at the game, and Mr. Bod
die is to be commended on his success
in apprehending these offenders awtl1
bringing them to justice. We alse
wish to compliment our mayor for the
price he tharges the violators of the
law. ,
FOR SALUE.--Second.hand, five pas
semger, Dodge car, In firstc*lass run
ning order. A bargain.-J. 8, Mc.
Conathy,
S' FIRST BALj OF
COlTON SELLS FOR $1,000
From press dispatches appearing in
Tuesday's dailies we learn that the
first bale of cotton marketed in Texas
this year was sold at Houston for the
handsome price of $1,000. The bale ,
weighed 471 pounds and brought $2.1
per pound.
HOMER TOMS MAY BE
CANDIDATIE FOR ASSESSOI R
Mr. Tom Toms, of Ward 6, was inl
Arcadia Saturday, meeting old friends I
and' acquaintanees, ang~l attendingto te
business. We were glad to have bin 1
stop in for a chat with' ~as while in 1I
town. He says the outlkolttor a cotto
crop in hisalection is very ipoor 'indeed, i
owing to excessive rains, 'which have
prevented proper,',cultivato. lie i
.states that the grass aided :ly the bolI
weevils will get thle major portion of
the crop. The corn crop sl quite prom
ising however. Mr. To0 informedl· as
that his son, Mr. Homer Tojias, 4s i
probable candidate for assessor, havuing
been strongly solicited by his firnds
in various sections of the paiish tr
make the race. He feels that he ir
thoroughly qualilled for the place and
wll no doubt meet most of the voters
between this and election timer to solicit
their support.
MEMORIAL DAY TO BE O8 P
SIERVID AT BEAR CREEKI
The Democrat was informed this
week by J. uW. Stton, of Bear Creek,
that next Saturdayg, July 5th, woul
Ie observed as memorial day at tha'
place. Everybody is invited to come
and bring a'baskot, and especilally those
who have frklnds or relatlyes burie'
in the Bear (reek cemetery.
Daily, Trhahit.
Thme best of propheto gth fteMa
in the paste.4ronL
GRAD JURY RETURNS
23 TRUE BILLS
The Grand Jury which was in sec
Nloet here this week completed their
work Wednesday morning, which was
a record session as there were 14
charges before the wldiy for investiga
ition. Out of this number 23 true hills
were returned: 38 cases ignored and
3 complaints were placed in the hands
of the district attorney so that bills of
information may be filed. 4 of the
true bills were for carry concealed
weapons, and 5 for retailing liquor
without license, the remainder were for
minor offenses.
T. J. Cummings acted as foreman
and Bert Davis clerk, and the business
was handled without any delay, and
the examination of the several eases
was carried out in record breaking
time.
ARCADIA COIPRESS SOLD
TO DALLAS CONCERN'
The sale of the compress, consistlng
of all malchinery, hollers, etc.. was nlade
by the Arcadia Compress Co.., to Earl
Fain & (Co.. of Dallas. Texas, last sat.
urday. The Dallas conlcern was repre
sented by Mr. D)rewery. The sale was
a cash consideration, but we are no'
informed as to the anIlount.
The compress machllnery will e, re
mioved to Dallas or noime pollt Ill Tox
as. The lots, building, etc., to remaini
the property of the Arcadia Compres
Co., and will be utilized for a cotton
yard and storage house until further
disposition may be decided upon.
The large storage building would
make anl excellent lpotatoe storage
plant if retuodelecl inside, or Perhapl it
could be utilized by the towli as a
water and light plant building if this
style of building would be practica'
for the purpose. There is a splendid
deep well which could no doubt be
utilized.
We regret very much to see :he c. (')1.
press removed from Arcadia, as it wary
an asset to tile town. We cannot blame
the owners for disposing of it however,
if the amount of Iusiness here was not
sufficient to justify the investment.
ESTRAY SALE
Taken up, four miles east of Liberty
Hill, by Bee Vail and estrayed before
me on the 3rd day of June, 1919, one
Dun Mare with dark Main and Tail,
about 15 years old and branded "8" on
the left fore shoulder, weighs about
800 pounds.
Appraised by A. H. Knotts and Ed
Vail at $25. The owner is hereby
notilfed to come forward, prove owner.
ship and pay charges or said mare will)
be sold on the
Ith dy of July, 1919
at public auction at the front of J. 8.
Vernons store at Liberty Hill, La.
This Junme 3rd, 1910.
- R. J. MOSTTLER,
Justtce df the Peace.
WORX ON WATER AND LIGIT
PLANT TO BEGIN AT ON0
In an interview with Mayor Barnette
this week It was learned that the work
o~tlhe water and light plant would be
Ihaprogress in a short time, and that
the haiterial was already arriving. He
stantt, that some of the electrical sup
plies had been received and that th(
pumip was en route,
Mr. Andrews who lirs the contrace
for building the house for tlhe plant
will io doubt Ibgin work the lattel
part of next week. The plant will Ihe
built on the location of the present
light plant.
LOMAL NIWS FRIOM SAILES
Mr, Otli Cole was a i'lsitor to OGibs.
land Saturday.,
Messrle. E. P. and J. T. Cole were
visitors to Brycealad Saturday.
Mrs. (Gertrnde Jeter. of South Mans.
field, i the guest of her sister, Mrs.
H. L. Aubrey.
The many friends of Mrs J. iL. Cole,
who has been ill, are glad to know
that she is slowly improvinhg and wish
fo5 her a speelY recovery.
The heaivy rains that have fallen in
this community for the past week, have
done great damage to the crops, Boll
weevils are in-Jring the cotton very
much.
Mrs . W. R. Garrett hasi ,rece|Tyd a
telegram from her husbalnd, 'orporal
a 1 R. Ga'rrett teling of his arrival
in Newport tOWA, June 24th, after tell
molnths ~ap'i in 1France.
Location Made 1 Mile South
Of Town-Drilling To Be
Started Within 30 Days.
The first oil well to be drilled in the
vicinity of Arcadut will be begun with.
in the next thirty days. The well wi'
he hlcated ihout 1 mile south (of town.
but we are unable to state at present
on what tract the locationl has been
made.
Messrs. J. E. and J. N. Lummus, of
Miami. Fla.. who will do the prospect.
ing have already let the contract. and
the work on the derrick will he starter
within the next ten days. Mr. J. N.
Lummns stated to a l)emocrat reporter
that there would be no one interested
in the putting down of this well except
he and his brother, and that they were
dohni it strictly on their own bhok.
and after satisfactory investigation as
to the probability of locatinlg oil in
this vicinity. He further stated that
they intended making a thorough test.
Mr. J. E. lummus. a brother-in-law
of Mrs. Cullie Brown Herring. with his
family, is at present the guest in Mrs.
Herring's home here, but after a short
stay in Hot Springs. Ark., will retrrtn
to his houme in Miami, whetire le Is
preshlent of tile t outhern Banitlk & Trust
('o.. Intd very prominently colnnected ii
other biainess circles. Mr. J. N. Luni
mils, who is a proliltnelt real estate
dealer of the same ('lly, after a short
trip to his home will return 1) Arcadia.
land take charge of the work of liti
Iectilng for oil,
Th'l fact that these prominent bust.
1nests mUell have undertaken this task
without the organlzaltion of a company
or any outside capital is further as.
suranlce that there is a great deal of
faith phlwed iii the possihllity of find.
ing oil in the virhinity of Areadht. We
sincerely Ihol that thee9 }ll11 hitve thei
best of luck lis $ieiter operators in
the Aotoadlia ield.
PETIT JURY TO MEET
FOURTH MONDAY IN JULY
District court issued an order this
week setting over the meeting of the
Petit Jury from the third Monday in
July until the fourth Monday in July.
BRIEF ITEMS OF LOCAL
AND FOREIGNI MINTEREST'
President and Mrs. Woodrow Wilson
left France Sunday tafternoon aboard
the t'. S. 8. George Washington, and
are expected to arrive in New York
by Monday of next week.
Conditions revealed by the war call
for unprecented exertions to check the
progress of tuberculosis. The National
Tuberculosis Association adopted rese.
lutions providing for a $6,000,000 Red
Cross seal campaign in December.
Agahnlthe authorities of New York
State are hauSnting Harry K. Thaw,
and extradition papers have been is
sued with the intention of taking him
from Pennsylvania to New York te
face charges of assaulting Frederick
Oump, of Kansas City, Mo., in New
York several years ago.
According to reports issued the
wheat crop of Kansas for 1911) prac
tically equals the wheat crops for the
three previous years, viz: 1910, 1917,
and 1018, combined. Thl e 191) produe.
tion is estimated at 20J,'17,00 bushels
and is 48,292,000 more than the state's
yilthl in 1914.
China, refused to sign the peace
treaty with Germany Ibecause Chill!
would not be allowed to make resrva
tionls tvoceenrlig the province of Shun.
tulg aliti also hadl been refused the
privlege of iiki1gs a declartiloh at
the time of the sig1ning of the treaty
a"iUte of China to salga the peace
treaty will probably exclude her from
the League of Nations, as well as worl
to her detriment in the resumption of
trade.
The roads over which the Amnerlear
lied Cross colantlssion to the Balkans
Is trying to get its automobIles, load.
ed with Red Cross supplies for the un.
derfedl of central Serbia are almost im
passable and present shocking views
for many miles, Between Saloniki and
Belgrade they are lined with tens of
thousands of skeletons and rotting ear.
ceasses of anlmals, and soldiers' graves.
thinly screened with earth, 'skirt ti
highways
In proclaiming peOes we hostitate
for a moment, and call to mind the
fact that at present there are at least
eighteen wars raging in Europe. These
wars would have h1een cons1idered im
portant had it not been for the enotmtty
of the great war between the Allies
and liernllay, Ioan these figures
THE ARCADIA FAIR
ARCADIA, LOUISIANA
New Arrivals
in Dress Goods
? Voiles,
Organdies,
og Silks
and other fabrics.
Special Reduced Prices
on Ladies' Skirts and Shirt Waists. Come in
and get you a new WELWORTH or WIRTH
MOR Blouse.
Just received Ladies' Oxfords and Slippers in
Black and White.
Jos. Dawidoff & Co.
We have W. S. S. and Thrift Stamps for
you. Come in and invest and begin to
I_ save and prosper.
Cypress Shingles
We will have a solid car load of Genuine Cypress
Shingles here this week and at prices that will
make you sit up and take notice. These are the
first Cypress Shingles that we have been able to
get in e long time and they are sure to go quick.
ly. Better put in your order before they are all
gone.
TIE FEOP~E IARDWARE Co., Inc.
"The place to lind what you want"
IDEAL FURNITURE
Nothing contributes more to the comfort and at
tractiveness of the home than good Furniture, and
our line of Furniture was never more complete.
We have some attractive Bedroom Suites, Dining
Room and Library Sets, and many seperate pieces '
such as Dressers, Vanity Dressers, Beds, Eoasv
Rockers, etc. Prices within the reach of all. Also
a good line of Refrigerators.
S. A. CONGR THE OID UREI AN
whleh are ofticial, It s~emw that world
wide peace has not yet been established'
and that the League of Nations has a
great task before it.
ln Mexico there is a revolution rag
ig anad may in a. short while beconme
a war with the United States. This
of course depends on Mexico's action
as the U. 8. has no desire to enter a
conflict with that country.
LOCAL NEWS FROM HOPE
Mr. I,. L. Sluith went to laughton on
business Friday.
Miss IEura Frye went to Mindeli
shopping Thursdpy.
Mr. Jep Reeves spent Sunday after.
0oon at Jamestown.
Mr. Fred Ledlbetter visited relatives
at Haughton Sunday.
Hope defeated Minden in a game of
base ball at Minden Thursday.
Mrs. 1. B. Scott left last week to
visit relatives in Birmingham, Ala.,
Mr. Joe Wedgeworth and sister,
Susie Mae. of Shfeveport, spent Sunday
with homefolks.
Everylboly welcomes Mr. Willhih,
Murphy buck home. lHe arrived last
Saturday afternoon.
Dubberly anld Hope played base ball
here Saturday. The score was 6 to
14 in favor of Hope.
Mr. Arthur Scott, of Winufeld, vis.
ited his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. ,
Scott Saturday and Sunday.
We are all very sorry to hear that
Miss Nita Rogers will have to undergo
an operation.
r Wo Irktoe. om .,
The ae, the tlunry, ede tle abA
nseo of the hbliet state tf riiw.fs
tloe are at prodmetive of ael8~rshie
as he dldSclttl the privatiton, an4
'the 8thrlitie* of the lowest.- lit

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