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The best evidence of our excellent
. banking service is our continu
ally growing list of satis
fled patrons
e are prepared to handle more busi
ness and should be pleased
 ' to ad d our name to
our list
mercial Bank
Arcadia, La.
If you are without
insurance, it is
either carlessness,
i eglect or oversight. '
- We ire trying here '
. to call your attein
tion to a most im
portant malter.
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The oil situation in BJienville par
ish is attracting the attention of the
larger oil interests, and their repre.
sentatives have been very active in se
curing leases in this territory during tol
last few days especially. Scouts from
various large oil companies have beer,
watching the progress being made on
the Mlc(tuire well being drilled by' J
E. and J. N. Lummus in Wt1e edge of
town, and evidently their reports to
headquarters have been favorable, and
it appears that 'some of the larger com
panies are making a feverish effort
to gain a foot hold in this part o'
Bienville parish before further devel
opment is nmade.
There has been a halt in the drilling
on thi McGuire well to set six inch
casing. It has been rumored that oil
has been found, but the rumor is dis:
credited by those in a position to be
informed. It seems evident that the
drillers are well pleased with thell
findings thus far.
Mr. Homer A. Toms, of Bienville
La., announmes in this issue of the
Democrat his candidacy for the of.
fleice of Tax Assessor for Bienvilll
Mr. Tows is a native of Blenville
parish, having been born and reared
between Liberty Hill and Bienvill'i
He is a son of Mr. J. T. Toms, who was
for four'years a member of the Police
Jury of this parish. Mr. Toms' is 27
years old, and filled with the vigor
of healthy young manhood. He fLels
that he is qualified mentally and
physically to fill the office to which lie
aspires. He is a Tyler Commercial
('ollege (;raduate, having received his
diploma in Bookkeepiug and Account.
ing in 19161. In September. 1917, he
was among those who patriotically'
responded to our country's call for
men to help "Make thie World Safe for
Democracy." He reached France
September 9th, 1918, where he remalin
ed nutil Ikcember, or after the job
was finished. Entering the service as
a private he was advanced to raiilng
line sergeant before the sighting of thle
Having been solicited to enter the
race by many of his friends in various,
sections of the parish, and believ~ui
that the Assessor's office can 1ast be
filled by a young man who is vigorous,
active, and practical, and possessing a
practical knowledge of property valua
tion. Mr. Toms submits his candidacy
'to the voters; feeling that he is com
petent in 'every way to fly the ofce.
He promises that. if elected he will de.
vote his entire time to the okfie, an'
to' se that alt propetty imnpartially
Sassessed, and to the real owners.
One small bay colt about one year
Sol-1andai oa waq'cback ,dua dloPed
mare about 10 years old. I wllf pay
Si.00 reward to any one furnsuing in.
~formatioi leading to the recoys of
sald inare and colt. Address all in.
Di tlntl to C.\ L. CRYE,
9-Oh. lHiugOcl, La.
N'ew Orleans. Sept. 10O.--American th
Cotton Assoclation committee, appoint
ed to recommendi minintum prices for a
cotton, late Tueoday reported to the
convention, and its report was prompt
ly adopted without debates, showing
a scalt of prices rangingffrom 36 cents
per pound in September to 40 cents per
pound in May, and specitied that such cl
prices are temporarily- recommended
until conditions warrant 'a higher price J
that trhe farmer should receive.
The committee furthek stated, "We tr
feel that it will be to the advantage of or
all who can hold themi cotton until p
more favorable conditions will put the at
market higher." H
The recommended minimum price by i
months are based on unldling, United pl
States government gradt, and delivery
at point of origin, as follows: Sept m- Im
bet, 86 cents; October 36 1.2 cents di
November, 37 cents; cember. 31 1-2of
cents; January, 38 nats; February @t
38 1.2 cents; March, 89 cents; April aH
39 1-2 cnts: May, 40 cnts. H
This report, signed by J. J. Brown n"
of' leorgla, chairman; I. A. Boykin of 0
Georgia. chairman of 4ub-committee,
and -D. ,F .McClalpey of Georgia, see- a
retary, states that the '.Committee has `
carefully gone into tlhi matter of re- 1l
commending minimum prices and af.
ter carefully considering all obstacles
existing, finds that in its opinion it is A
impossilbr under these conditions to it
designate a priced bis'd upon either es
the law of supply or emn*ud or the n
cost of the manufactured product. 1
Neither could the committee, it declar
es, take into consid',ration the great c'
increase in the cost of production unider
existing condition. Because of the P
fActs that the peace treaty $s .et to be o
sigttod, that the European markets are c'
practically shut off. that the gxthang In
necessary for the European countries 1'
to purchase cotton far apart and the I
balances so heavy that the exchange n
is practically prohibitory, it is found +
that the market is practically without c.
competition. Ther'tore, the commit b
tee was forced to the conclusion that
it was necessary to recommend a pric( II
that ian neitlkr he based upon the W
law of supply and demand nor the a
manufactured product. It is specified tl
that these prices mentioned are only si
temporary and the committee i'com II
Ineiided that as soon as the Europear p
inarkets are open and proper creditvr
Arranged and peace formally declared. a
that the executive comiiittee of the n
American Ootton Association be called,
and authorized to set minimum prkie
at such ligurcs as the conditions may
then seem to jutitify. The temporaryl
minimum prices by months as desig
nated, -were recommented with the
statement that in tloo judgment of the a
committee such prices can and will g
be realised by the ht+llrs of cotton.
-The Shreveport Journal. C

Sealed bids willhbe recpred by the
Police Jury of the Parish of Blenvtlle,
State of Liouisana,; up to 12 00 o'clock t
noon ~ . dNov, 3rd, 1910, for the p"r.
cdase of the entire Isae of ne Mil
liwi ($1,OQq,Q(qq) hollqtIr 'of Rold '
.ond~ of pg I ari, diated October 1 1
19D1i aitnt g aserially ozb the aiit di)
o ~tgust of-t , yeare 192 'to 19t4
bothinluslye, and. tiearing jteirest at
e rate of rive pe centl per  nnum,
paiate~ e ismi-aua ly, o th fire
days of ebruary and August. Eac
bid jmt be aLcompanited by a certilla
&erk qpaable ,to '.A D. Smith, presi
(it, 3.fti wentyoive Thousani
($215,000)- Dollars on -asome 1Nationm
- a gojug business oa'lausian, o:
e solvent bauk chartered and doinb
upioneus under the laws of Louisiania .
h.e. 'heeekks of ununccessful b'dder
will b retrnma .:to them piomptly and'
ch tc ek of the bidder whose bid 5li
siocopted will be returned to hlm upon
de t ag and Lpayloig for' the ollds
1 achiordance with tljp *hng orf a
ki), of I11.r Uebld )fotfetted as full
ilqll(tatped damagey' in the event of
hi failure to a ccpt:delivery e aid paiy
-for the blods:U gj. rnapoe' with the
:terms o his bid,.
For futlher :Inormatibn -addre ,
S. Willispin, clerk of th polivp jury,
be Pop~e lury reseres the right to
aucpt or T0Mect any ad all bids.'
:Ar'adia, Louisana,i Aigut 1it 1919.
4. P aMITH, Pres.
J. S. WILLIAMS,' Bdrttary.
#An fa't e(ilgf op osale, .First
eiecobscdtion. I S os car at Methodist
As announced at a mass meeting of
the citizens and business men of Ar
cadia held at the Boy Scouts Hall here
last Thursday night, a second mýetitni
was held on Tuesday night of thh
week, and the Arcadia Chamber o
Commerce was organized.
The meeting was called to order b;
Jos. Dawidoff who acted as temporary
chairman. The offieerrvof the Arcadia
Chamber of Commerce are as follows
J. L. McClellan. president: S. A. Cook
vice-president; L. R. Taylor, secretary
treasurer. Membership dues fqr the
organization will be $12.00 the tar.
payable semi-annually. The presldent
appinted Leo Daniel, Jos. Dawidoff and
H. L. Itunge ot a membership corn
mittee. About thirty business men
present enrolled as members.
Joe Walker, of the Shreveport Chain
her of Commerce was present and ad.
dressed the uSeeting, stating the nee(
of such an organization, and enumerat
ed many of the benefits which the town
and community may derive from it
He stressed the necessity of every busi
ness man backing up the organization
On motion Mr. Walk'cr was made ar
honorary member of the organization
and in expressing his appreciation 1h
stated that ti would be a pleasure t
lend any assistance polsible whemt&ve
c11041 upon.
The constitution and by-laws of th
Arcadia Chamber of Commerce are be
ing drawn up and will be ready to he
sunhbmitt for acceptance at a specla'
meeting called for Tuesday night, Sept
16th, at which time the organization
will be completed and possibly other
committees named.
The Ihmocrat has on many occasions
pointed out the need of some kind o'
organization of the business men of Ar
cadia. before which questions of com.
munity interests and welfare might b.
brought. Now that we have a cham
her of Commerce, it lies with the busi
ness men to co-operate in- the mat(iri
which shall come before the bodly fo
consideration, if the organization is t
be a success.
The Democrat is also glad to an m
nounc., that a civic club has been or
ganized, and we understand that im
mediate steps will be taken. to improve
the appearance of our town from :
standpolnt of cleanliness, and that per
haps a "Cl'Ean-up and Paint-up" cam
paigu may be Inaugurated In the near
future. This cannot be done too soon
as we believe every Arcadian will ad
Radclite's Chautauqua was here Fri
day, Saturday and Monday, Sept. 5th,
6th, and 8th, filling their return en
gagement, whteh was arranged for am'
secured by the business mbn of Ar.
cadia last season. The series of qn.
lertainments consisted of an afternoon
and light program each day for the
thtie days.
QOwhing t. the fact jtht the taleu'
furnished by the Chautauqua Company
this segson was very ordinary as com
,pared with talent previously sent bhere
the chatanqUua was a failure iln a.;f
-nanelal way as ar. as the hlatnaees men
were concrpedl who signe for the re
turn engagment. The ticket sales net.
'ed less than half the amount guaran -
teed the Cihautauqua Co.
No effot *as made to securele a're
turn ea~'anat for. ne~xt season,.
, mICI MEUMDZ lrmaM W4 V
I Mr. J. H. ttiga, aopulai! and sc
, .ess~ful merchaut of Bsrowun nmnti4ty
m:n Ward 7, was a prominent vlator
mere Monday...and while here foira~l
,mumounme4 his ca 'ldac~'er  to. of
Ice of Potico Membir fo:~'the ' 1euntli
WaAL Hi Btil laemOnt appr
eewhere luhit i nte. ne.. --..
'Ti e T Sil oftolice Me'bier is a most
nportal.t f s: and requi~rs a man of
uslues  iltalficatlons, since. it is tb
dbusiness of .-the Pollee Jury to look
Iater tlhe tanhIal lff·trs of the par.
iLsh. Mr.,2j.I ' reco as a bqsiness
laU :'|..~ wl knuown throoghout the
is innlh, and them.fore it is unpeeessary
is for us to speak further on the matter
drof his qualtcstltiou. He is held in tihe
highest esteem by all who ktiow him,
i.ad if elected as Police Member, that
Y he will make a..conservative and eflsc
te lent reprisentative for his ward in
this iapordtit & oity, no onle doubt'
who kad i~ nt 1well. He states that
e:t e0 tmtte race buy after repetted
y, iol$tqthi of nunierous frietndsl, aJ
I elected will ser~ the ward arnt par
Ih as a whole to the hat ot: his
to abilit.
Automobie hire is strictly cash. Pay
, lwhen you get out of car as I can't
tie rmember just where yoi go. FI. J.
Roberso-- 28-2t.
i w.ANTiED'-.-- cojl, ot ft iw't.
-Apply t DEMOCitAT 91'VFE.
New Arrivals
Ladies' Suits, in prices ranging
from $15 to $60
Dresses in ilk Tricolet and
Serges, prices $10 to $50
Coats-the latest-prices rang.
ing from $12.50 to $50
Plenty of Goods and reasoneble prices.
Come end select your Fall and Winter Goods be
fore the prices advance.
Jos. Dawidoff & Co.
Arcadia, La.
Nothing contributes more to the comfort and at.
tractiveness of the home, than good Furniture, and
our line of Furniture was never more 'cow plete.
We have some attractive Bedroom Suites, Dining
Room and Library Sets, and mnavy seperate pieces,
such as Dressers, Vanity Dressers, ' Beds, Easy
Rockers, etc. Prices vithin the reach of all, Also
a good line of Refrigerators. /
Syrup Can
We have just received a solid car load eof
Syrup Cans and can fill your order forjust as
many or as few as you need. It will pay you,
to investigate our prices before placing your
order elsewhere. We can save youmoney.
Buying in quantities helps us keep ptices
"ThIe Place to Get What You Want"
One of my Corn Club boys who has
followed iustruetioim will produce 00
buhaels-of corn .ol his acre, whle his
fathe , who. cltivated his con uby
metpthie h~s "followed for forty
years, will not make 60 bushels ofi three
acres, B. WY. Baker, assist~ t agent in
RapIldes pish, reports.
Otie would naturally think that slai'
tie war Is over therb would be. o
demand by the Government for Clyll
Service employees but not so. There
is a great demand. Thltre is so much
clerical work to be done under the
recoustrutilon progiim, until the gov.
ernment is still holding weekly exam.
inations in four hundred cithbs of that
United States. The pay is good the
hours short and the work in Wusbinu
ton is an education within itself.
Young men and women who possess
the right training will rceive a read
delcome in (Government offices, beanks
insurance offices, business houses and
railroad offices. Whether you mstru
earn your living or not iIt is worth .
while to he able to do so. lducatioi
has a lifting power that can hardly be
measured. Tto right kind of educa.
tion gives the ability to think, and the
ability' to think gives the power to
work effectively, and It Is effective
work for which, the world pays its
largcst rewards.
It will pay big to spend a few months
with the Tyler Commercial College,
'Tyler, Texas, America's largest ain
most successful Commercial School, and
secure tit training that will fit you for
doing, in the best way. the work that
$s so urgently demanded, by taking
Bookkeeping, Shorthand, Business Fi.
nance, Cotton ('lassing and Telegraphy.
Fill in and mail for free catalogue.
Enlist now and do your bit.
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