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THE BIENVILLE DEMOCRAT
I. 8. ARCADIA, BIENVILLE PARISH, LOUISIANA. THURSDAY. AUGUST 7th, 1919 No.19
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Who Is Your
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
iE IS NO ARGUMENT AGAINST IT
If you are without
insurance, it is
neglect or oversight.
We are trying here
to call your 4atten A
tion to a most im
0 Best Companies
IDAI , " ,AGET ;INSURANCE OF EVERY
- D KIND KNOWN TO RAN"
Sy Not Now?
you contemplate buying Jewelry of any kind,
u should not put it off. Take advantage of
r well selected stock and buy now.
odak s and Supplies, Pianos and Columbia
rafonilas and Records.
Expert Watch Repair Work
. C. PIPES Jeweler
FOR TOWN BRANCH
Concrete bridges are beailg conl
iunder the supervision of the
ouincll. One spans the town
oil the street running south
e power house, and the other
he same branch on the next
ust one blok east of the first
These bridges have given the
nsiderable trouble In the past
The reason why over six thousand attraction. Pepple have come to real. they have a deposit slip for money Cpital Stock 0,000.
farmers have their banking business ise that this bank offers more than left in this bank, it is backed up by
with us, lies beyond the interest which safety, that is counsel and advice, and the United States Government and it Surplus . . . 32,00.00
they pay on loans or what they receive facilitits for assistanee. Problems are is as safe as safety can be made. If
for that is obtainable elsewhere, presented to them daily, investments you need money come to us, if you Stockholders Liability 50,000.00
Safety and Security are the empelling and transmitting money, they know have mondy leave it with us. You
reasons for many, but that is not all, that this bank takes no chances-with will be welcome to use this bank in
Beyond these reasons lies a greater their hard earned dollars and when any money matters. ' A . $13
Total Earnings Since Organization, Over $248,000.00
The First National Bank of a
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and the city fathers are ustl:g excel
I lent Judgement in replacing them
with substantial reinforced concrete
bridges. Although more expensive to
construct, they are more economical
by far than the woodlen bridges which
have required rebuilding every year
The desire to be pleased is universal.
The desire to please should be the
GOODIROADS MEETING AT
BIENVILLE WELL ATTENDED
At the good roads meeting held at
ilenville Saturday afternoon, Aug. 2, I
W. I). Goff, police member from Ward 1
1i, addressed a large assemblage -of I
citizens upon the subject of the Par- t
islh-Wide Bond Issue. Attorney Goff t
had just returned from New Orleans, a
where hie had gone to confer with the A
State IHighwi y Department to learn 1
what steps were necessary to obtain t
state and federal aid for road build
ing purposes in Bienville parish.
In opening his address he stated I
that every one present and those not i
present were bound to concede the I
necessity of good roads which at pres
ent are an tunknown quantity In Bien
ville. parish. ile stated that every
body wanted good roads, but there I
were differences of oplnion as to the
best way to get them. He then ex
plined why the bond issue offered t
the most logical solution of the prob
He showed that the public service 'I
corporporations, non-resident property
holders and incrporpated towns not
subject to assist in road maintenance a
were assess at two-thirds of the total
assessment of the parish and would
therefore pay two-thirds of the cost
of the roads. This of course leaves
only one-third to be paid by the farm
ers and those living outside the towns.
He also stressed the fact that the
State offers to assist us in building i
every road connecting county seats to
the extent of putting up a dolar .
from the State by the side of every
dollar the parish raises for this pur.
pose. He also explained that the I
Federal Highway Department will
give dollar for dollar with the parish
on all roads that are rural routes or
star nAtil routes. Ike stated that in
order to obtain this aid from the state
and from the Federal Highway De
partment, it Would be absolutely nee- 'i
essary to place the building of the
roads under the supervision of the
staute Highway Commis4on. o
After hearing Mr. G(oft's explanation
of the proposition, many who had been
oppose(l to the Ibond Issue expressed
themselves as being heartily in favor r
A meeting will he held at Rtinggold
Saturday, Aug. 9th, for the purpose of 1
explaining the' proposition to the peo- e
ple of that section of the parish.
Among those present at the Blen
ville road meeting were several mew
bers of the Police Jury ailnd . School
Board, and a number of citizens from
(ibsland, Bryceland, Arcadia, Sparta I
and other points ill the parish.
The 'lnited States Civil Service Com- u
mislon has announced an examina (
tion to be held at Bienville, La., on a
August 23, 1919, as a result of which
it is expected to make certification te
fill a contemplated vacancy in the
-position of fourth-class postmaitter at
Bienville, Is., and other vacancles aSF
they may occur at that ofice, utles, I
it shall be decidel in the interests o;
the service to fill any vacancy by re-.
instatement. The compensation of the
postmaster at this office was $820 fo; I
the last fiscal year,. 1
Applicants must have reached their (
twenty-first birthday on the date of r
fhe examination, with the exceptionl
that In a state where women are de-i
clared bIy statute to be of full age for
all purposes at eighteen years, women I
eighteen years of age on the date of a
the examinatlon will be admitted, I
Applicants must reside within thi
territory supplied by the post oflice for
which the examination is announced.
The examinationm is open to all elti.
zens of the Unilted States who car
comply with the requirements.
Applicatoln blanks, Form 1753, and'
full information concerning the re
(qirements of the examlinatlion can be
secured from the lpostmaster at the I
place of vacancy or from the Unites'
States Civil Service Commission.
Washington, D. C,
Applications should he properly exe.
cuted and filed with the Commission
at Washington, D, C,, at the earliest
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NEGRO WITH KNIFE IS SHOT
AND KILLED NEAR SIBLEY
Minden, Aug. 2. - Robert Jones, a
negro, about 23 years old. was slain
late Wedntesday afternoon by T''. G.
Ilarris, at farmer ltving near Sibley.
this parish, after the negro had at
tempted to take the lives of Harris
and II. W. I. Deuton, a Seventh-Day Ad.
ventist preacher. The affair (,cIured
at the home of ilHarris, to which place
the negro had piur.Ued the men with
a butcher knife.
It is said the negro accosted Har.
ris and I)enton from his home, which
is near the home of Harris, and de.
manded that they come to his house.
which they refused to do. The negre
then started toward them and they
ran. As Harris entered his house
his wife met him with a shotgun and
as the negro reached the steps and
attempted to enter the house, he
fired the contents of both harerls into
the negro's body.
It is said the negro had been acting
queerly for several days. Coroner It.
C. Tompkins viewed the remains, but
decided it was unnecessary to holdi
LOCAL AND PERSONALS FROM
IN AND AROUND SAILES
Miss lela ('ole is visiting relatives
in Ilhflin this week.
Misse. Mary anmd Leona Cole were
visitors to Gilbsland Friday.
Mrs. T. J. Madden returned to her
home in Heflin Wedluesdlay
Mr. anld Mrs. II. L. Aubrey were
visitors to (;Gisliand Saturday.
Mrs. ('luahe Stewart and little daugh.
ter, Myra are on the sick list this
Mr. Otis ('ole of Sutton's Mill, spent
Saturday and Sunday with homefolks
Mr. and Mrs. F. L, Aubrey and
children were business visitors to
The little Misses Menyon and Ellie
U. Burkhalter were the guests of car
rie Cole Saturday,
Miss Fronle Sims went to Arcadia
Sunday to be present at at the teachers'
examination on Monday.
Messrs. Ford anti Robert C. Cole and
Albert Burkhalter were visitors to
Gibsland Saturday afternoon.
Quite a number of the men folks
from this colmmunity went on a fish
lag trip 'to Lake Bllteneau the past
Quite a number of our young people
attended an ice cream supper, given
at the home of SMr. and Mrs. J. G.
Cole Saturday evening. All reported
a nice time,
NEW POWER H10USE RAPIDLY
The new power house whtch is now
i course of construction 1s rapidly
nearing completion, The walls,
which are of pressed brlick, have been
completed, ready for the roof to be
put on. The conerete floor will not be
placedl until the new machinery arrti.
es and is placed in position ready to
run., The structure will be modern
in design, atnd will be roomy and well
The reservoir for the water supply
is now helng Colereted, aid will be of
suflHielenlt capatity to supply all the
uneeds of the town,
Succession of J. E. Hood and Mrs.
Emma Hood, I)eeased. Third
Jlldicial Distrtct Court, Parish of
Blenvlleh. Htate of Loulslana.
Nottc Is Ihereby giveO that II, C
Walker, Clo Admulnstrator, has this
day fltdl TabIleau of Debts hi Nlsai
successioll, anId utless opposition he
madue thereto within tihe time speclfied
by law the slame will be duly homnolo
gated as prayed for.,
Witness the Honorable J, E. Reoyn
olda, Judge of saeld court, this the
30th day of July 1919,
S , 1, . M'URPHY,
Clerk of said Court.
Subscribe for THE DEMOCHRA'T!
TYSON AND PETERS TO BE
EXE('CUTEI) AT MINDEN
1lindei, Au;. 2.--In the district
court Thursday Judge Sandlin, in the
presence of the a.usedl, latended and
modified tilhe judgment in the cases o:f
Mark Peters tand Chester Tys1on, lie
groes, conVlicted and sentenled to hanlg
for complicity in the murder of the
leeves family on ('hristas Evi' night,
1916. At the time of their conviction
and sentence the laiw fixed the place
of execution as Baton Rouge, biut the
law 'in that resp)ect having been chang.
ed. It became iecessary to name the
parish of Webster as the place of their
The negroes, who have been confin
,d( in the I, lSoto parish jail sincee
DLecember. 1917, were brought to MmIu
dcl by Sherit Phillips, by automobile
Thursday morning, and when the nec
essary legal proceedings were had.
they were spirited away and return
ed to Mlansfield, Few persons were
aware of their presence.
Several dates for the execution of
Tyson and Peters have bieen Iamed
by GIovernor Pleasant, but in each in
stance reprieves were granted. The
,overnor has insisted that Henry
Waller and Johnny Long, white men.
nOW in the state prison for the salae
rl'ie, shall lie riled onil one f the
remaining Indictlnmcn against t lhell
ibefore he will permit the iagtinl, of
the negroes. Nothing ld lltilote ha:
transpired In regand to Iringing Wal
ler and Loug to trial, Ino tiUto havilig
been fixed by the attornepgelureal for
LOCAL AND PERSONAL HAP.
PENINGS FROM GIBSLAND
Miss Hazel Taylor Is visiting friends
Mr. and Mr., (;antt, of Arcadia, were
recent visitors here,
Mrs. T. C(. Madden visited relatives
in Arcadia this week.
Dr. ,8 I, ('olvln was a visitor to
New Orleans last week.
Mrs. 0. o. Avlnger is visiting rela
tires at Magnolia, Ark., this week.
Mr, W. i., Harrison and family of
Winnsboro are visiting relatives here.
Miss Maud Rhodes visited her sis.
ter, Mrs. Joe Butler in Monroe last
Miss Della Brown, of Shreveport,
was the week.,end guest of Miss Kate
Misses tluhiy and Bonlllle Bridges are
visitingu Miss Elmer Wall at McGee.
Messrs. T. M. Rateliffe and T. M.
Byrd of Arcadia, were visitors here
Miss VirnIlt Byrd from niear Arcadia
was the guest of her cousin, Miss
Ruth Byrd, last week.
Mrs. Hlouse and little daughter, of
Texas, are guests it the home of her
sister, Mrs. A. Z. Kidd.
Mrs. Waller has returned to Hom
er, after spending a month with her
dlaughter, Mrs. J. P. Nelson.
Mrs. L, ('. Stall and little Lamar
left' Saturday for Bunkie for a visit
to her sister, Mrs. C.laud Almond.
Mr. Roht, Knott and family of Rus
ton, motoredl over Sunday'in their new
HuJsoa aind spent the day with rela
Mises R tobert and CIlyde Kidd spent
last week with their granldmother
Lee, and aunt, Miss Libble Lee, near.
Miss Myrtle Ilouck and little sin.
ter. Clotlle, leave this week for a visit
to their aunt, Mrs. Baucwom, at Sulphur
Miss lertrude Hammett, who is a
student il Miss lylll's Busilless ('ol
lege, at Shreveport, spent the week.
end with homefolks.
Mr. and Mrs. lewis Balnker. Mr. andl
Mrs. A. 1). Williamsn , Mrs. M. L. Tat
tint and Miss Gussie Brown wiere visi
tors to Shreveport, last week.
THE ARCADIA FAIR
Special Reduced Prices on
Spring and Summer
We need the space for
our Big Stock of Fall
and Winter Good s,
which is arriving daily.
Jos. Dawidoff Co.
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 inaxy seperate pieces
such as Dressers, Vanity Dressers, Beds, Easy
Rockers, etc. Prices within the reach of all, Also
a good line of Refrigerators.
S . THE OLD RELIABLE
S O FURNITURE AN -
COMPLETE LINE OF
GENUINE FORD PARTS
It is time to replace the worn parts in your FORD,
so as to avoid dangerous ace'idents and worri
We carry a complete line of
GENUINE FORD PARTS, TIRES
INNER TUBES, Etc.
In fact anything for a FORD CAR. Prompt attention to
R. D. SIMS
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Miss Aline ('olvin and brother, Mir.
Robert ('olvin have returned from
JBaton Rouge where they attended the
summer sehool at the L. H. I'.
Misses Ilettle Sue and (Wicnte Wino
have returned from the Normal at
Natchitoches. Miss Bettle Sue' was
one of the graduates last week.
Mr. J., . Manly accompauled his
little grandson. Aubrey Baker, to the
North Louisiana Sanitarium for a
very serious operation lat week.
Aubrey is doing ua well as could be
expected, and his friends wish for him
a speedy recovery.
Mir. anuld Mrs. Dunn have as their
guest this week, their niecets Miss
lierntie lituin, of Haynesville and
Misus T'hera Kennetl,dy of Marshal, Tex
A very enjoyabl|e oeilsion. was thei
futnily reunioinin1 tih, home of Mr.
aali Mrs. \1. II. lope Sunday. Not
only the family but many of the elaar
relatives were there.
IMr. Alohnza W'alker's friends re
gladl to know that he Is able to be
at home again from the chumlpert
Memorial Saultiarlum where he had
all oeratUtio for append'icitis.
TAKEN UP. -
Taken up on miy bklace fonr mll(!d
Southwest of Arcillia. three colts de
serihed as follos: (One sorrel maure;
one red miare atnd one sorrel horse, aIll
having one or inver stoc'king feet anid
all appear to be 'about 2 years old.
The owner of the above desribed
animals Is hereby notified to call and
prove property, pay keseper's fees land
other costs and take same away or
these colts will be, sold at public sali
to the last and highest bidder for cashL
within legal sale h.ours on
SATUI')AY, AiG, 16th, 1919
in accordance with hlle prorikiwcrs of
Stock Law of Ward .1, Bienville Par.
lhb, La. Sale will be held at my
farm, known as the Truluck place.
This the 10th day of July, 1919.
G. W. GRItEEN,
I heath, outW 8, A.