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The Bienville Democrat
V~-OLUME XI. ARCADIA, BIENVILLE PARISH, LOUISIANA, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 28, 1922 NUMBER FORTY
Just as we bid farewell to the year 1922
our thoughts are turned to the New Year
-1923-and what it holds in store for
us. We have resolved to not leave any
stone unturned in doing our part to make
1923 a banner a year. We will continue
to keep our service up to the standard,
rendering every accommodation consist
ent with safe and sane banking methods.
For you we wish a very happy and pros
perous New Year, and offer you a safe
repository for the fruits of your labors.
We suggest as a good resolution for every
one-"I will save more money!"
Come in and let us talk the
.matter over with you
The Commercial Bank
-The BANK that SERVICE BUILTI
i Like the treasure ship of olden times
, full fraught with precious things, so may
New Year come to you ladened with all
that will make for your happiness and
We assure you of our keen appreciation
of your goodwill and patronage.
DANIEL, BRYAN& TURNER
"Insurance of Every Kind Known to Man"
-HONE s ARICADIA, IA
WS OF INTER
re. A. J. Sheard left for Minden ,
y, where she will spend a few k
Jerry Johnston of Jamestown,|
-the guest of Miss Gladys Pritzen,
J. Poland was a visitor to Min- I
Allen, teacher at Lawhon
spent the time between trains S
and Mrs. C. L. Davis, Miss Mag
and Charlie Wedgworth a
to Minden, Tuesday.
Wingard of Shreveport, has
the guest of friends for the last
Grace Elliott left for her home
e, Friday. She was accom- I
home by one of her pupils,
J. J. Wall is on the sick list 1
and Mrs. S. E. McMichael were
guests of Mrs. J. 0. McMichael,
A. Ledbetter, Joe Nelson, Louie
oward Nelson, Will Bradley andt
Reny, were visitors to Minden.
Stewart of Sibley, was in
a14 Mrs. Dewitt Dillard were
to Jamestown, Saturday.
J'Ahd Perrin of Dubberly, is
the week-end with Mrs. C.
. Joii so and family of Haugh
were guests of the Ledbetter
Sunda y and Monday.
Sand Mts. A. B. Jarnigan of
4,are the guests of Mrs. J. ,.
Frye was a visitor to Hef
&uett left for Winnleld, Mooi
he will spend a few days..
Sllehardsoa and family have
to Doyline for the past
I iMrs. C. J. Frye of Ring.
drea foretel an sudden
to the bead. wlbs *rP
eIft to ldamuastlm t
Sth bebdy. thiaenotne
t fe atmil
.,m.t~e rL .1~8
SIrOier & O~s Co Ltd. vs. C. W. Frye, No.
! ...'in Ju&dla District Court, State of
t Lolsiuaa, Pariah of Bleaville.
.,Under and by virtue of a Writ of Seizure and
Salk isued from the above named Honorable
rCort and to me directed, I have seised and
ill offer for sale to the last and highest bider
I for cw, with the benett of appraisement, at te
front door of the Courthouse at Arcadia,
Bienv rih, La. within legal sa lhous on
SATURDAY '55iRUAIY 3rd, 1923
*. the ollot~ng descibed property, to-wit:
•, One store bhoue and lot in kryeourg described
as follows: Beinla at a point on north
boundary liUe, of SW 14 of. SW 1.4 Sec.3, I. 1
S17 N., . 8 W. thence in a soutern direction
alog eut edge of i of way of L. & A. R. R., 1
155 34 feet to ot of beginning, thence run
ainll north 68 1- degrees, east 150 feet, thence
-oigth 37 1-2 degrees, east 30 feet, thence south
r 0 1.2 degrees, west 150 feet to right-ofway
thence n a northern direction alo east elge of
sad right-of-way 30 feet to point of beginning.
The above described perty eid as bedon
l to the defendant, C. W. Frye, and will be
b id to satisfy saik Writ of Executlon and all
This the 27th day of December 1922.
J. E. CUkRIE, Sheriff.
it "De Proess of Law,"
The coutitutions of the vrtious
states sad the federal consttloat can
1 tal asn description of those processs
so which it was latended to allow or for
bid by the areous uses of the espr.
it lon "dua process of law." It is gn.
orally held to mean, however, law In
Sits regular course of admlnlstratlon
through courts of justice.
Stray Sit of Wisdom.
Patlence is the support of weakness;
lmptteance is the ruta of strealth.
The New Year-
We want to thank our customers and friends who have so loyally stood by us and sustained us
with their buiness during the past year and ask that you favor us during the incoming year
in the sam splndid way that you have in the past.
We asure you thitwe appreciate your business and moral support more than we can express
for without just such support no bank can succeed.
We wish all a prosperous year during 1923, and hope that happiness and good health will at.
tend youl. .
The First aion al Bank and The First Trast & BankingCo.
Arcadia Spends Kl
Very Quiet Holi.
day Season K
Although there were some very dull
days just prior to Christmas, business Ca
last week was above the average and lar
the holiday season was very gratify- pe
ing to all.
Christmas Eeve and Christmas Day, in
so far as disorder is concerned, were er,
never quieter, and it is very gratifying S
to know, that lawlessness in Arcadia
and Bienville parish is on the go. .
On Christmas Day there were feast r
and merry-making minus the usual
Christmas drunks, and so it is that
this occasion was observed as it should
be, because to every Christian man or
woman it should be a day of great
Making Paste for Wall Paper. wi
To one plant of flour add one heap M
lung tablespoonful of sugar. Add th
enough cold water to make a smooth
paste, then add boiling water, beating
It until you have a thick, clear paste.
If It does not clear cook a few min Sn
urtea. Your paper will not crack and
.orne off as It does when glue Is usee su
in the paste, to
Increase Sheep Industry. ac
Argentina has Increased Its sheep br
raising Industry until now it Is the wl
second largest wool exporting country I
In the world. M
AT A GLANCE 6
Mr. and Mrs. Parsons of Clarks, tu
Mr. and Mrs. F. A'. Beverley, Mrs. ai
Edna Guynes and little daughter, w
Heloise, and Mrs. Lucile Day of Ir
Shreveport, were here for the Parsons- %
Gehring marriage. ti
John Houck, Jr., from the Military at
Academy at Anapolis, Md., and Harold et
Rogers from Washington and Lee p
University at Richmond, Va., arrived
Saturday for a holiday visit. d
Mr. and Mrs. John L. Garret and C
twin sons of Minden, were here for o
The teachers in our school who live p
elsewhere are enjoying this week with p
their homefolks. Miss Jessie Brister tl
at Pineville, Miss Alma King at Ash. i
land, Miss Esther Nails at Shangaloo, f;
Miss Gay Pace at Athens and Miss v
Hazel Durnn is at her home near Baton a
Christmas Day was a happy day in ti
the Mizelle home, for relatives from
many places gathered there, each
bringing something good for the
elaborate feast which was enjoyed at
the noon hour.
' Mr. W. S. Row is with his family
for the holidays.
Mrs. Mullens of Magnolia, Ark., was
Sthe holiday guset of her sister, Mrs. J.
Mrs. Hansel of Bryceland, was the
.guest of Mrs. W. H. Day, Sunday.
d Mr. and Mrs. Jewel Bridges and
Schildren of Mansfield, were with rela- i
tives here for Christmas. I
, Mr. and Mrs. John Edwards and
children motored from Bradley, Ark.,
for a visit of two days and on their
return were accompanied by their sis
ter, Mrs. Clyde Fonts, who will be
Stheir guest for awhile.
S Mrs. S. S. Bogan is visiting her
Smother at Rayville.
, Mr, and Mrs. J. B. Edwards of Mt.
Lebanon, were guests of their daulgh
e ter, Mrs. A. B. Hortman, on Christmas
Miss Margurite Courtney of Campti,
was the charming guest of Miss
Myrtle Houck for several days.
SMr. and Mrs. T. C. Madden had the
a. pleasure of a visit from their children I
Sand grandchildren this week.
SThe play, "Bringing Gifts to Christ,".':
Sgiven at the Baptist church Sunday
evening by the Junior B. Y. P. U.,
Sboys and girls was good and the read
ing, "The Night Before Christmas," by
Miss Irma Btndon was highly enjoy
Mrs. L. M. Phillips is enjoying a vis
it from her mother, Mrs. Dawson of
KEY FAMILY HAS REUNION E
DURING XMAS HOLIDAYS
it. Lebanon, Dec. 27.-Mrs. P. J.
Key had the pleasure of a family re
union during the Christmas holidays.
The followng came to enjoy ths oc
cason and make the famly crcle as at
large as possible: Mrs. W. W. Cul- fr
pepper and son, Winifred of Park- ,(
dale, Ark., Dr. and Mrs. J. A. Wklk- a
inson and daughter, Dorothy of Horn- c
er, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Banks of
Shreveport, Mr. and Mrs. W. M. t
Moore of Lake Providence. s
Have Xmas Wed- h
ding At Gibsland
Gibsland, Dec. 26th.-The Baptist
church was the scene of a pretty wed
ding Sunday afternon aot 5:00 o'clock
when Miss Olive Marie Gehring and H
Mr. Wright Parsons were united in b
the holy bonds of wedlock. s
'he church was tastefully decorat- e
ed with a profusion of ferns and P
The bride was lovely in a traveling
suit of midnight blue with accessories
to harmonize. Miss Gladys Patterson
beautifully sang, "0, Promise Me,' the
accompaniment being played by the
bride's sister, Miss Kathryn Gehring,
who also played the march from
Lohengrin as the bridal party entered.
Music continued softly throughout the
ceremnoy and Mendelsohn's march
was given as a recessional.
Dainty little Miss Melba Ketchum, g
Sthe flower girl, and little Fletcher Sut
ton, the ring bearer, in fairy-like cos
tumes of white, were the first to enter
and take their places at the altar, and
were followed by the br:desmaid' Miss
SInez Gehring, and the best man, Mr.
-Wrightsel Parsons, a twin brother of
the groom, who preceeded the bride
F and groom. Rev. B. F. Gehring, fath
i er of the bride, performed a very im
e pressive ring ceremony.
I Mrs. Parsons is the accomplished
daughter of Rev. and Mrs. B. F.
i Gehring, and has been in our town
r only a short while, but long enough to
win many friends by her charming
e personality. Mr. Parsons is the princi
Spal of the timmercial department of
r the high school at Belzoni, Miss., and
Mrs. Parsons is a member of the
, faculty. They will spend the holidays
s with homefolks here after which they I
n will be at home in Beczoni.
Best wishes of friends are extended
n the happy young couple.
S Mortality Statlstics
ic Phlneas Shark, the eminent statlt.
ct dcli and mathematldan, estimates
that if all the safety sones In the Unit
ed States were plaead side by side,
there would still be pedestrians to
stand outside of them and automobile
r drivers who would drive through them.
J. -Detroit Motor News.
World's Death Rate.
The world's death rate is estimated
at O6 a minte, 97,920 a day, or 35,.
d 740,800 a year.
d HAIBONE'S MEDITATIONS
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"r PAT OLE 'LAHM CLOCK O'
S' MINI Ot E 6o't PE PEBIL
IM IT; T G60 OFF IN 1D'
r MAWNIN' 'FO TIME T' GIT
UP EN SToP RUNNIN' IN
It. DE IVENIN' WHILS' AH
h- WATCHIN' PFU QUITTIN'.'TME.
Here Makes Need
A concrete walk has been completed
around the Baptist church, with a walk
from the street corner to the front
door. This is a great improvement and l
adds much to the appearance of the/
We albo understand that the con
tract has been let for the new par
sonage and that work will begin at
once. The parsonage will be located
on the Dixie highway opposite the
home of Bert Davis, which is a very
Western Resptct for Women!
The best siory (of tle vcsierillei'.
revernclce tOf \nolIci, writes a Loli'L
spondent of a London paptl , "is col (
cerned with the conclusion of a littlh
fight with Indians. The latter got thl
best of It and the squaws arrivel ii .t
stone hammers to finish off tile %\out! i
ed. As a squaw thus armed was ap
Sproaching a hIalf-conselous victli hil-s
friend :i' t I1 out to him: 'Look inut
l;ill, rlheres a nlady coming.'"
Guide to Visitors.
SA busy literary man tacked the fol
Siowing announcement on the door of
his residence: "No admission except
on business. No business transacted
here." The legend on the back door
was like unto it: "Please do not enter
e wihout klicking. 'lcase do not
Miss Constance Coker, who is a
student at the State Normal is at
Shome for the holidays.
The friends of Mrs. 0. L. Boddie
will be glad to know that she is at
home after being in the sanitarium
two weeks. She is improving rapidly.
d The bazaar and dinner given by the
SBaptist W. M. U. was quite a suc
cess. The sum of one hundred dol
Slars was realized.
Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Bryan motored
ito Coushatta Christmas day.
, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hollaway are
i spending the holidays with friends
Mr. A. Ellis from Alabama, is the
y guest of his sister, Mrs. J. M. Jones.
Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Boddie of
d Shreveport, were guests of relatives,
Misses, Stoker, Colvin and Mr. Gar
rett are spending the holidays with
l. their respective families.
l Miss Viola Shows is spending a few
t- days with her sister at LeCompte.
a' Miss Nellie Gilbert who teaches at
° Gardner is at home for the holidays.
e Mr. and Mrs. Will Hanson spent
Christmas Day in Arcadia, guests of
Mr. and Mrs. Lee Day.
Mr. and Mrs. Sewell of Arcadia, are
d spending the holidays with their par
i- ents, Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Walker.
Mr. E. B. Sneed is with his home
folks for the holidays.
Mr. J. O. Bryan was a business vis
itor to Shreveport last Wednesday.
Dr. Jackson was a visitor to Shreve
Dr. and Mrs. J. N. Jones and Mr.
and Mrs. J. A. Bryan of Arcadia, were
guests in the home of Mrs. J. M.
Mr. Tony Coker, from Vicksburg,
and his brother, Jim, from Mobile,
Ala., are spending the holidays with
Apparently Welcome Death.
The dread of death Is universal ann
instinctive, and yet how many rush
Into its armsl Suicide is a most hm
pressive fact in this connection. The
disappolnted lover, the discouraged ad
:enturer, the suspected clerk, the
chlld wounded In its selhtlove or fear.
ful of punishment, faces thl great en
aniy and Invites his b!;,...-- )ctavli.
Odd Trait of Humanity.
Is it not strange that men should
be so ready to fight for religion and
so reluctant to observe its precepts?
A Happy Holiday
We welcome this occasion which offers us an
opportunity to extend to our friends and customers
our best wishes, trusting that each one alike, will
enjoy to the fullest all the pleasures of a Merry
Christmas and a Happy, Happy New Year.
We assure you of our appreciation of past
favors, and solicit a continuation of your valued
patronage on a basis of the best values for the low.
est prices consistent with market conditions.
We wish to also announce that we will hold
our usual January Clearance Sale. notice of which
will appear in this paper.
THE ARCADIA FAIR
y los. Dawidoff & Co. Props. - - Arcadia
STo all our friends and customers, with
whom our business and social relations
are always the most pleasant, we take
this method to wish for each of you a
Merry Christmas and a Happy New
The PEOPLES HARDWARE CO.
tion Very Serious
The situation in Morehouse parish is
growing more serious according to
newspaper reports, and many develop
ments are expected within the next
few days. Dr. McKoin, the physician
who received seevral letters threaten
ing his life, and who left that country
on the advice of friends, has been
located: in Boston. According to the
papers, whi'h have during the investi
gation printed many conflicting re
ports, he will brought back as a wit
ness. Then another report states that
he has been charged with murder in
connection with the disappearance of
the two men.
A paper published in that parish
states that the citizenship deos not ap
preciate the free publicity they are get
ting, nor was it necessary to put arm
ed guards on the job.
It is true that the dailies have play
ed up the situation, and from their
point of view it is worse and getting
"worser." As to the final outcome, no
I one can hardly predict anything defin
Many arrests are expected to be
made before another week is over, and
it is stated that some of the most
prominent citizens in that section will
be taken into custody.
* A newspaper advises the 0log man
to escape from labor troubles and
other complexitles of dcvllistlon by
taking refuge on a tropic Isle. But
when he got there he would probably
And the coconuts cornered oll the
consolldated coconut exehang, a3n
the amalgamated union of bassan
pickers englaneerlag as tsladwide
LIe Has Omrt VItalIty.
A lie can be turned lnside out oad
so decked In new plumage that AoM
will recolaise its lean. old carver.
Rabbit Canery May 8elve PrbleM.
In Argentina a rabbit cannery has
been established in the hope of rid.
ding some ections of the country of a
poet in a profitable wy.
An Unusual Ohio Cricket.
The jumpinlg bsh cricket (Oreharls
saltator) is found In small numbers
throughout the southern half of Ohio,
frequenting the tundergrowth of dens
woods, the thlckets along the beord
of streams and the shrubbery ofat
chards and yards.