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! Published on Thursday of Each Week | -| ' as second-class matter at the post il ' 0 ^oe at Benton , La., under act of Congress of March 3,1870. in Rates and Rules. rpHH BANNER'S rate for Display Advertise 1 nvnts is 1- - cents per inch per week, 15 cents per inch for the first insertion. (The2'i c . n > ; per inch added for the first insertion being l; , j y f t ,r composition.) Other exceptions to the .-i-.rit rate are: That 25 cents per inch will be chartted for the first insertion of all advertise -- n: -asuring less than six Inches, and 20 cats i r inch for the first insertion of all meas uring less than twelve inches. Every-other w , advertisements 75 per cent of weekly rate. For position adjoining reading matter, add 10 Pf 7 nt t0 orflmtl dfi-. ' , amn ana adjoining reading matter, or iirsi. f iller, s ing and along side, add 20 per cent. 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Do not address communications intended for publication to individuals. Make all remittances in the name of the pro prietor, or The Bossier Banner. SUBSCRIPTION RATES: On-* year...... Nine months. Six months — 'Three months .$1 50 . 1 20 80 40 Benton, La. March 8, 1917. Review of the Week , Local Items of Interest About V Our Readers and Their Friends =0 Don't complain about the weather, brother. What do you expe.ct during March, anyway? Tuesday of next week is the regu lar meeting day for the March ses sion of the Police Jury. Mrs. J. J. Bogard of Minden was a visitor in Benton the first of the week. She was here looking after her property interests. Rev. James Evans has announced R at he expects to preach Sunday at the Linton Church. There will be twe servicer, to be conducted at the usual hours. Dr. C. H. Irion has leased thejower floor of the K. of P. Hall, a portion of which he will furnish and use as an office. However, he will not give up his present office at the drug store. a in Rev. G. G. Woodbridge of Plain 'Dealing was prevented in filling his i appointment here Sunday forenoon because of having to conduct a funeral service at Cottage Grove Cemetery, but was here to fill his evening appointment. Mies Rubv Montgomery left one da - last week for Humble, Texas) to enter school. She is a daughter of j Mr and Mrs. A. H. Montgomery, and j recently removed the fam.i'v only from that place to a farm near Linton. They now reside in Benton. Mrs. Margaret Caldwell, of Plain Dealing, who has been here for some da vs on a visit with her daughter, Mrs. Mattie C. Adger. left yester ^ day for Oil City to visit at the home ,,f her grandson. Mr. W. E. Hall.. She was accompanied by Miss Marion ArnoUl, one of Mrs. Hall's young lady friends and chums. Mrs. Alfred Irion, of Monterey, Caddo Parish, who suffered a relapse from tvphoid fever, and whose ill ness at a Shreveport sanitarium was. mentioned in last .week's issue of the Banner, was said to be much better Dip first of this week. Dr. C. H. Trion, her father-in-law, stated that he hoped to have her here as a visitor | his home bv the last of the week. \ report currerdTon the streets of | ft« effect the. « eecend extension has been secured on the oil leaser on the holdings of the Antrims. located in North Bossier, ft r. d that another prospect well is to forme - sîw miH^staHon of* A°ntrim! and onlv about 200 yards from the first well. Messrs. Curtis Scovell of Dallas, Texas, and Charles Gainas of Shi cveport are said to be the pro moters of this venture. Until recently reports were to the effect that cattle had thus far gone through the winter in fairly good c "dition, but now comes the report of romc losses. Mr. C. O. Gayle, who i= raid to be the heaviest loser in thi - community, has lost a half dezen or more head, and several others have Ht,] one or more to die. Mr. E. S. i\:rt. who the Banner accepts! as authority in such matters, says that th deaths among cattle have been due to eating food that is too dry auch as dead grass, which is almost entire!'. lacking in moisture, and which has resulted In a "parehed" condition cf the inner stomach. This condition can, so he says, usually be V* S EE my Show Window» for new jods and prices. The win dows are newly deco rated each week. C. O. GAYLE Benton The Union Central Life Insurance Company of Cincinnati Low Premiums Low Net Cost E. MAHNE BODENHEIMEjR District Manager Shreveport, La. For Good Protection ----It will pay you to Insure with J ET ER- EM ERY insurance Agency Old'phone,87 i' 10 Milam Street, Shreveport readily corrected by the 'feeding of a little cotton seed meal. Mr. G. W. Dalrympler* now of Shreveport, was a business visitor in Benton yesterday. A regular meeting of Cypress Lodge will be held at the lodge's hall this place this evening. State. 'i"e P ast has been a guest at the home e r & her motner, Mrs. W. H. k_canland, ex pects to leave to-morrow for Shreveport locate. She has accepted the posi Mr. N. A. Goodwin has requested to forward his Banner to Gillett, Ark., instead of to Piggott, that The R. J. Hancock Capter, U. D. wiil hold a meeting Saturday afternoon at three o'clock. The members are urgently requested to attend. Mrs. Kate S. Cabeen, who for some tion as matron at the Shreveport Charity Hostital. Attorney R. Harwell Lee left yes terday for Mansfield, where he ex pects to remain a week or so in work ing up a big case in which he has been retained. It is to come up for hearing at the April term of court DeSoto. According to current reports, Mr. Hugh Allison has quit the Army to join the Navy, his discharge being conditioned upon his acceptance by the examining officers of the Navy. He left Friday of last week for a naval training station located near Chicago. Mr. J. W. Brownlee, who on the 22d of February left his former home, near Garden City, Texas, arrived in Benton last Wednesday, none the worse for his trip, which he made in. an automobile. He was about two weeks on the road, and figures that he covered a total distance of ap proximately, 800 mjles. A big change in the temperature of the weather has been experienced since the last issue of the Banner. Wednesday afternoon of last week tho continued mild spell was broken by a cool wave coming and this lasted throughout the week. It gradually grew colder up until Saturday night, and the following morning snow to a depth of two or three inches covered the ground. Later during the day the clouds scattered and the friendly warmth of the sun seen melted what snow remained on the ground and house-tops. Some rain has fallen and the weather remains cold and threat ening. The death of Miss Pauline Shep pard, of Mansfield, daughter of Rev. J. L. P. Sheppard, of that place, and rster of Mrs. J. H. Simmons, of this parish, occurred at her home on the 24th ult. She will be remembered by many readers of the Banner. Her father, now one of the superannuat ed Methodist ministers of this state was formerly located at Shreveport, and drurirg the early 90's was Pre siding Elder for this district in the work of his church. He visited and rreache'4 at Benton a number of times. The deceased is spoken of as a youne woman endowed with many admirable traits of character and her untimely death is generally regretted. . . . , .. . Two, and has authorized deputies to act for him in the four remaining wards of the parish. They are: For The 1917 Assessment Roll. Assessor L. G. Smith has just fairly begun work on the 1917 assessment roll for Bossier Parish. He will assess the property of Wards One and Ward Three, J. T. Manry; for Ward Four, J. B. Keoun; for Ward Five, J. H. Simmons; for Ward Six, F. F. Vickers. Assessments will be made on about the same basis as heretofore, and the old ruling of household property in fl,e value of $500 being exempt still holds good. You will quite likely be asked the eash value of your prop ^ taxpayer's "property." erty. The Board of State Affairs has demanded of all assessors that such information be shown in their re ports. The Assessor or any of his deputies are vested with the authority to place under oath any person and ask questions relative to his or her assessment. They also have the right to examine books, papers and ac counts of any taxpayer to determine either the description or value of tfce Further, you n |""y be required to state under oath that your assesment as you jiave .'MX"'UiS^S thereon is correct—and then sign your statement. It is evident that the assessors of armed with lautherlty to reach the tax-dodgers, Will they do it? the state have been J. M. Taylor Shot and Rilled. Between twelve and one o'clock this afternoon Mr. J. F- Strayhan shot and killed Mr. J. M-Taylor, b«j*h well known farmers'residing northwest of Dixie X Roads and near the river front. It is reported here that Mr. Tailor was horsebàck and ridi to Mr. Strayhan 's front gate wfeln 1 killed—two shots being fired. The first shot struck his chest and the last his neck, close up under the jaw, which re sulted in death almost instantly. The weapon used is thought to have been a pistol. ' . The causes tffat led up to this hoipo cide are not yet know n here, other than the fact of ill feeling'of long standing between the two men lor some time. Sheriff Edwards went to Mr- Stray t hap 's home this afternoon to arrest and bring him in to the Parish Jail, bqt did not do so, as a number of responsible citizens who had gathered thor© stated they would vouch for his appearance. Cotton Quotation». Yesterday's Shreveport cotton quota tions were as follows: Ordinary, \iy % cents. Good ordinary, 15)* cents. Low middling, 16k 4 cents. Middling, 17^ cents. Good middling, 17)é cents. Receipts for the day, 281 bales. Total receipts, 128,473 bales. Shipments to date, 124,678 bales, * At the present price of news print paper 25-cent subscriptions are not solicited, and it Has been a long tune since they were. When you make Remittance on subscription to the Banner please send In not less than 40 cents, friends. Better still, why not always subscribe by the year? Dr. A. M. EICHELBERGER Graduate Veterinarian Shreveport, L«. Ocffle and HoRpItal Spring and Milam Street« Telephones: Office, 1*63; residence, 1582 People of Small Means ^re as welcome to participate in the benefits conferred by this bank as are men of wealth. Let's get acquainted during 1917. Those who desire to open a modest checking account, invest money, or em bark in a business enterprise, are invited to confer with the officers of this bank. Interest Allowed on Savings Accounts r* - c f National Bank of Shreveport lirSl Savings Bank and Trust Company CORRESPONDENCE Plain Dealing. Tuesday, March 6.—A new gin ning company was organized here to day. A committee of leadng citizens (farmers and merchants) was select ed as a board of directors to take charge of and push the completion of the enterprise to a successful con clusion. The following named will comprise the first board of directors: G. G. Allen, S. L. Demoss, G. T. Mays, R. B. Wise, R. R. Cheshire, J. P. Keeth and S H. Cochran. The com mittee will meet again Saturday. Mrs. W. B. Boggs left yesterday for Spring Hill to visit her daughters. Mrs. 'Mozell Browning, and Miss Stella, who is teaching music at that place. Mrs. W. H. Martin and her little daughter, Jean, returned home last Thursday from a three weeks' stay in Nashville, Tenn., with Mrs. Mar tin's mother. Mr. W. T. Lovelady celebrated his 49th birthday Sunday with a dining, révérai friends and neighbors being invited. Where they have as good feeds as was that may they come often. The Red Land and Plain Dealing basket ball teams will play a match p-ame here on the high school campus Saturday. The game wjll b§ cqlled at 2:30. Come out and root for your favorite. Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Martiner and their daughter Ruth, who have been spending the winter at their residence near 'Red Land, left yesterday for their northern home, at Prairie du Chein, Wis. Miss Masie Herring, now living at Grand Cane, but a former resident of Bossier Parish, is a visitor here, representing the Edwards Lyceum Bureau. She will later visit Benton. Residents of this section were creattly surprised upon awakening Sunday morning to find the ground covered with a mantle of snow. Had it not been that the ground was saturated with water the snow would have lasted sometime. Miss Mary Dexter, a pretty and popular young lady teacher from this place, a last summer's graduate from Plain Dealing High School, and who had been teaching the Midway School, in Caddo Parish, was married in Vivian Sunday to Mr. Brooks Van Horn. Thev left the next day for Virginia and from thence they will go to Oklahoma, the former residence of the groom. Best wishes are wafted to the happy couple by a large circle of friends. Mr. M. L. Ford, in his seventy seventh year, and a Confederate Vet eran, died last Saturday at his resi dence, two miles north of Plain Deal ing. Mr. Ford had been an invalid for several months preceding his death. He was à native of Alabama, but a'most a life-long resident of this section. His remains were interred in Plain Dealing Cemetery Monday, Rev. Willbanks, pastor of the Baptist Church, officiating at the grave. Mr. Ford leaves two brothers, Messrs. J. and G. S. Ford, and a large num ber of friends to mourn his departure. Before his health failed him he was n oted as a man of high intellect, hav ing had the advantage of a liberal education before his four years of service in the cause of the South land. t Bousier City. Tuesday. March 6.—Everybody is bury planting gardens, etc. Several eases of measles are r§= ported this week. Mr. and Mrs. Gipson*of Ringgold visited home folks last week. The citv is contemplating the in stalling of waterworks at some time in the near future. Mrs. O. F. Shaver of Grand Bayou visited her parents. Mr. and Mrs. T. P. Southerland, this week. Mr. T. A. Wilkinson, formerly of Allendale, has moved to our town. We are glad to welcome him and hjs family to our mjdst. Mr. George McHay, while at work at the Meridian fertilizer factory, was vëry painfully burned about the head and face by the bursting of a pipe containing acid, but is now able to - he up. Mrs. M. A. Brown had the mis fortune of cutting her hand so badly by the breaking of a bottle that she was handling that it was necessary for her to bs taken to a Shreveport '■n^itarium, where she underwent a slight operation. She is doing nicely at present. Mr. J. W. Owsley, a resident of this place, happened to a nainful accident one day last week. In some manner he lost his balance and fell from the porch of his store, breaking his arm and sustaining severe bruises about Ihe body. He has been a patient at a Shreveport sanitarium for the past few davs. but was able to be brought home today. His friends hops far him a speedy recovery, Protêata Against Dipping, Editor Banner, Benton, La, In a recent issue of the Banner you advised the cattle raiser to begin to dip their cattle as soon after March 1st as possible, in order to destroy *the ticks and keep them from laying millions of eggs. The ticks we. find on our cattle do not lay eggs, and besides that, the cattle tick we* have Is found on all the wild game killed In the woods. New. if dipping our cattle' would -eradicate the tick, about May 1st wouM certainly he early enough. to begin to dip, as the seed tick does npt begin to appear until about June 1st. - As to dipping your cattle, if you had thirty or foxtv head of $ cattle ranging In the woods and had to «rot them ue and drive three to six miles to a dipping vat every twentv-one d*àys from ten to eléven times a year, for two or three years, to be dinped in a poison that might cut off the milk flow about 60 per cent, and probably would kill some and iniure all. I do not think you would advise other peonle to dip theirs. Now, if the law makers of this state have the right to force us to dip our cattle without any regard to our wishes or interests, it seems to me that it would be better for them to take all of our cattle that are in the tick infested district and sell them and take the money and pay themselves for their trouble. Then, after the ticks have disappeared, and if there is anv money coming to us, maybe they will buy us some blooded cattle that will give us l^ts of milk and butter and plenty of fine beef without having to be fed. Starvation causes my cattle to be scrubs, and. kills more of them than all other causes combined. Yours trulv, R. E. Young. Benton, La., Route 3, Box 45. Rocky Mount. Monday, March 5.—The beginning of the month of March has been dis agreeable. A lot of rain has fallen. Hon. I/. M. Burks made a business trip to Shreveport last week, Mr. W. A. Bounds and family are expected to take the measles at any time. Mr. Walter Bounds has been very i'l with meas'es but is doing nicely at present. Mr. G. M. Bounds spent yesterday afternoon at the home of Mr. R. F. Og'esby. Sundav school was held yesterday, as usua 1 . at this place and a large crowd attended. Mr. C H. McKinney has "sprlzed" his friends by driving around in a new Maxwell car. Mr. Jinks Oglesbv of Ivan spent Saturdav ni'riit and yesterday with his brother, R. F. Oglesby. Mr. Aaron Kirklin was a welcome visitor at the home of Mr. J. J. Bounds yesterday afternoon. Mr. G. A. Bounds left this morn ing te attend a W. 0. W. convention. He Is to be gone for the week. Parson Bounds called at home yes terday morning.—as usual—though the measles could not welcome him in. Mw Carlton Oglesby and Mr. F. E. Arledge are welcome visitors at the heme of Mr. and Mrs. W. Lotts, who reside near Plain Dealing. Yesterday morning residents of t-his community were surprised in finding the ground covered with snow. However, before the afternoon had Bassed the sun was shining out brightly, which pleased all. Miss Estelle Dcdson spent Sunday at. the home of Mr. W. A. Bounds. She expects to leave today for her home. On account of measles and - she does not expect to finish Ker school at Tough Creek. Ivan. Monday. March 5.—We have had some prettv weather, hut it was ended the latter part of last week with rain, snow, sleet and hall. We are in hopes this is our last bad weather, as the farmers need pretty weather just now. Aside from the marriage reported e 1 re where, thevc was another, young couple married in this community yes % CM L 111 'LmA-J lOL. There's a Risk In buying promiscuously from Tom, Hick and Harry. air You should exercise the same care in the selection of a Relia ble Merchant as you would in the selection of .your Lawyer or Doctor. To exercise care buy from us. means to W. I. GAYLE Druggist Benton We Want to Buy All the Eggs, Chickens, Turkeys, Dqcks, Geese, Hides Tallow, Fur, Wool apd Beeswax we can get. We have been in this business twelve years and know where we pan get the best prices. That en ables us to offer you top prices, 8q see us before you sell. DUDNEY'S MARKET Flap* Dealing, Louisiana 3-4-tt Tres pass N otice The general public is hereby warned that trespassing in any way on the re alty holdings of the undersigned, located in Bossier Parish, Louisiana, will not be permitted. Those disregarding the intent of this notice and willfully tres passing on our lands will be proseoeted. 7.3 J. A-, M- L, and G. S. Ford. Seeds for Planting 1 A A BUSHELS of Long Staple Cot 1UU ton Seed (Webber) for sale. Commands 5 cents per pound over short staple. If you want any, communicate at once with the undersigned. Also, Velvet Bean Seed. J. T. Manry, Plain Dealing, La. For Rent My four-room Cottage, located in the residence district of Benton, at $6 per month. Possession given at once. Ap ply to Mr. L. G. Smith of Benton for the keys. io-u J. J- Bogard. CRESCENT Men's Bicycles.................$21.50 to $40.00 Boys' Bicycles............... 16.50 to 26.50 Girls' Bicycles.................... 16.50 to 26 50 A big line of Second-Hand Bicycles at Very Low Prices. Single-tube Bieyc'e Tires...........$1.73 to SI. CO G. and J. Clincher Cas'ngs, each............S2.50 Inner Tubes........................$1.00 and $1.25 All kinds of Gun and Bicycle Repairing at Very Low Prices dj[ We are headquarters for Sporting ill Goods, A full line of Guns, Rifles, Pistols, Loaded Shells, Pistol and Rifle Cartridges carried in stock at all times. Use Rem-OIl cn Your Gun 25c per Bottle Shreveport Arms and Cycle Company 610 Milam Street, Shreveport t.erday, but yopr correspondent Is unable to give names and details. La grippe is the complaint of many just notf. Wedding bells are beginning to ring. Who will be next? Mr. J. F. Adair returned yester day from a business trip to Shreve port. Messrs. C. A.. J. T. and C. W. Parker were business visitors to Cot ton Valley to-day. Mr. T. D. Harris of Hartman was guest last Monday night of his sister, Mrs. C. A. Parker. Mr. John McGahee of Hortman, was a guest to-day at the home of Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Parker. Mr. and Mrs. R. D. Whittington and Miss Ida Harris were afternoon guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Parker last Sunday. It is generally regretted that the ather was too bad for Rev. James Evans to fj'l his appointment at the Ivan Church yesterday. A number of young people enjoyed pound supper given last Saturday night by Mr. and Mrs. Turner Burk at their pleasant home. Mr. Newman Adair of Benton was again a visitor with Ivan friends and relatives yesterday and last night. Wonder what the attraction is? Miss Pearl Campbell and Mr, Joe Tilman stole the first Sunday of March on the young people and were united in wedlock at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jess Campbell. Rev. Johnson of Bossier City performed the ceremony. Many friends were present to con gratulate the young* people. The groom took his bride to his mother's home, in Bossier City. They will leave some time this week for Humble, Texas, where» they wiP make their heme. They have the well wishes ef many friends residing in this community. Benton High School News. The illustrated lectures given at the High School Auditorium last week by Dr. De Walt Norton, assisted by Mr. N. B. Jackson, singer, were enjoyed by a large and appreciative audience. The lecture was educational through out, and we were pleased to see so many of our pupils in attendance. Rev. James Evans, pastor of the Baptist Church at this place, was present at chaDel exercises Monday morning of this week,, *nd made a very interesting and appreciative talk to the pupils. Mr. Evans is always welcome in our school, and so are all other patrons and friends. Two of the English classes are now finishing the study of "Lady of the Lake" and "House of Seven Gables." Although there is quite a contrast in the nature of these two stories, an equal amount of interest and enthusiasm has been manifested by both classes, and they both express thjmselves as having derived much pleasure from the study. The piano pupils of Miss Crawford, will give a recital in the school audi torium. Tuesday evening, March 13th beginning at eight o'clock. The public Is invited. Wholesome interest is still keen in the "High School Hikers" walking c'ub. The girls have already walked nearlv half of tile required distance of fifty miles, and, as soon as favor able weather comes, • they will con tinue to take their usual "hikes." The fol'owing compose the club Caro Gayle, cantain ; Dorothy Sim mons, Clotilde Rogers, Mattie Grav Logan, Clarisse Gavlc, Jeanette Hill. Pattie Ogilvie and Eva Hoffpauir. We were delighted this week to have received two large heating stoves, one for the high school room and the other for the fourth, fifth and sixth. grade room. These nec essities have long been needed. We thank Sunerintendent Fortson for looking after the welfare of the school In so substantial a manner. • fïï Ta Emma. Tuesday, March 6.—The recent snow was rather a surprise. Artd as a result the farmers will not get t«> plant corn as early as was intended. Mr. John Thomas was a .visitor to Sarepta yesterday. Mr. Atwood Stroud is spending a ffw days with his mother, Mrs. Lee Giles. There are several cases of measles in the community, but all are report ed to be doing well. Messrs. J. H. Coile and T. O. Giles have recently been purchasing some mules to use on their farms. Mr. J. G. Lennard is now teaching at the Emma School. A very good attendance is reported. That's right, young folks, go to school every day you can. There isn't a better in vestment. If ybu have something on your farm you would like to convert into money advertise it in the Banner. the per for H. BODENHEIMER & SONS Fire, Casualty, Tornado, Insurance Surety Bonds—Best Companies Shreveport, La. Millinery (ÏÏ We are showing -the most np-to date line of Women's and Chil dren's Hats ever shown in Bossier Parish. Call and see them before going elsewhere to buy. All of our hate represent genuine bargains. W. H. Martin & Company Plain Dealing, Louisiana ^ininininiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiia I A Car Load of Wagons | 5 I now offer the buying public a car load of the H j= famous Weber Wagons. They can't be beat for =j S quality and wear, and they are priced right, too. 5= <îïï Also in stock, International Harvesters, Corn and Cotton «= 3] Planters and Cultivators. Furniture handled in car ~ load lots. There is no use to look further when prospecting EE 5 to buy to supply your needs in these lines. ~ iS I can sell you MOWERS and RAKES cheaper than you can buy them EE rs In Shreveport. Always get my prices first, — Ü S. J. CALDV/ELL, Plain Dealing 1 .......................................................................................... B 1 Every home should display the flag Salute...! I PLEDGE allegiance to my flag and the Republic for which it stands. One country indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. 6x8-in. Muslin Flags, on staff, 3 for.............................................. 5c 8x 13-in. Muslin Flags, on staff, 3 for.............................................10c 13 x 23-in. Muslin Flags, on staff, each........................................ 5c 11 x 17-in. Printed Cotton Flags, on staff with'gilt tip, each.. 10c 3 x 5-ft. Printed Cotton Flags, sewed stripes, each......................75c 4x6-ft. Printed Cotton Flags, sewed stripes, each.................$1.25 5x8-ft. Printed Cotton Flags, sewed stripes, each.................$1.75 THE HEARNE DRY GOODS CO., Limited Shreveport, Louisiana O ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooeo \ylTH its Capital of $.">00,000 OOOOOOOOOOOO-OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO ' and its Surplus and Profits of $585,000 its policies shaped and engineered by sane, successful business men, the Commercial is a veritable "financial stronghold"—a bulwark of safety offering unquestionable security for your funds. -the COMMERCIAL NATIONAL BANK of Shreveport Elston, Prince & McDade Incorporated Wholesale Grocers and Cotton Factors Store »nd Office at 115-147 Texas Street Shreveport, Louisiana Large and Small Orders Solicited, and With the Assurance of Courteous Treatment and Prompt Shipments at All Times DIRECTORS—J. W. Elston, A. W. Prince, J. T. McDade, Ross E. McDade, W. E. Connell, H. L. Skannal and J. W. Elston, jr. Send Mail Orders to G. G WILLIAMS PRINTING CO. i • G. G. WILLIAMS, Manager SHREVEPORT, LOUISIANA • ssasssasassssesssssssasMasssssssesssssstsssssssssssa Cotton Seed For Planting fïï Pure EXPRESS, CLEVELAND and HALF AND HALF Cotton Seed. Ta A full line of Groceries at lowest cash prices. See Will Mercer at Benton every Thursday morning, or mail yoilr orders to -SOUTHERN WHOLESALE GROCERY COMPANY 10-2-p Shreveport, Louisiana New To-day! Yes, sir; bran new and lust in Ladies' Spring Boots in washable kid— Pearl Gray, Ivorv and White— 8 Yi and 9-inch effects. Neat, nobby, showy, fashionable. POME In and ^ get yours to-day Regent Shoe Store 320 Texas Street, Shreveport • • Advertise and Let the World Know Your Business Has Not Stagnated R. •••••••••••••••••••••••••S • • • Automoblbe Casings • and Accessories Cases of Tennis Shoes Just in Come in now and let us sell you a pair. They are easy on one's feet, just the thing for spring and summer wear, and come much cheaper at present than leather goods. But if you insist on a pair of genuine leather shoes, come to us. We also have a new ship ment of them —in different leathers, soft, serviceable and guaranteed to wear well. Fresh Garden Seed In Variety Plant Now E. WYCHE Benton, La. •••••••••••••••••••••••••• When In Shreveport Get Shaved at Rettig's and Read Signs of Good Time» *4-tf