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ARCADIA, BIENVILLE PARISH, LOUISIANA, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25th 1919 No.26
The best evidence of our excellent
banking service is our continu
ally growing list of satis
We are prepared to handle more busi
ness and should be pleased /
to add our name to
IS NO ARGUMI AGAINST IT
If you are without
i i usurance, it is
- :Ather carlesshess,
neglect or oversight.
,,We are trying here
- call your atten
'tion to a most im
SI portant matter.
"INSURANCE OF EVERY
GNT D IlNOWN TO MAN"
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ool Da Are Here!
be surprised how reasonable you can get your children ready for
fitting them up at our store. Ready-made or piece goods.
Ing every day for our full line of Shoes tb arrive. Just received
t line of hats for men and boys---prices 15c to $15.00, b
C rest Flour ,lowa White Clipped Oats, Hay, Chops,
Mixed Feed, Shorts and Bran
hing You Want in Qalit Merchandise
OUR CUSTONRS ST ILEASEi P
e Lumber &Stave Co.,Inc.
son why over sx thousan attraction. People have come to real- they have a depost slip for money
have their banking business ize that this bank offer more than left in this bank, it is'backed up by
lies beyond the interest which safety, that is counsel and advice, and the United States Government and it S.upi 32,500.00
y on loans or what they receive facilitits for assistance. Problems are is as safe as safety can be made. If
ia obtaiable elsehe·. presented to them 4aily, investments you need money come to us, if you SfOCklMld iability 50,000,00
il. Security are the empelli g and transmitting money, they know have money leave it with us. You
or many, but that is not all. that this bank takes no chances with will be welcome to use this bank 'n
rmanbutthatasl-when any money matters. TOTAL, .1 ,13 00.00
'these reasons lies a greater their hard earned dollars and- when any money matters.
Total Earnings Since Organization, Over $248,000.00
na Bank of Arcadia
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OIL ACTIVITIES FOR THE WEEK
Work has been resumed at the Mc.
Guire well being drilled by J. E. and
J. N. Lummus, after a delay of somd
length on account f inability to ob
tain 6 inch casing. The casing arrived
Monday and was immediately hauled
to the location. As soon as the can
ing has been placed, and has had time
to set, drilling will be resumed, and
the drillers confidently look forward tc
A test was made in Manning No.' 1
six miles southwest of Rlnggold las'
week, but without results. The hob
is heing reamed out, and will be drill
ed deeper, when a more thorough tes'
will be made. The former test was
made before any reaming had bees
done, and the drillers feel confiden
that oil will be found in paying quanti
ties. A good showing of oil was founc'
before the test was made.
I)rilling in the Msely No. 1 contll
ues, but is slow because of hard forma.
tion. Quite a little interest is mani
feated in the outcome of this test.
We understand that drilling has be
gun on Calhoun No. 1, near Gibsland.
SLeasing continues, and there is much
trading in leases and royalties in
various section of the parish.
COTTON BRINGS GOOD
PRICE IN ARCADIA
Although the cotton crop in this see
tion is said to be about one-third of an
aiverage crop this year, upwards of 550
bales of new crop cotton has already
been delivered here. We learn tha'
from 32 to 32 1-2 cents has been pal
on the streets. Wednesday this price
prevailed, while the Shreveport mark.
et was 32c, New Orleans. 31.3Re and
New York 32c. This speaks well for
Arcadia as a cotton market, and it i.
evident that Arcadia merchants intend'
paying the very top price throughou'
BODY OF WOMAN FOUND
IN LAKE BISTENEAU
On Fridlay. Sept. 19. about 10:00
o'clock the body of an unknown per.
son was found by Nip Burkett. a black
smith, in a drift at Rock bridge, near
Ringgold, on Lake Bistenean. The
coroner was promptly notified and
Justice B. F. Allums, acting as coroner
held inquest over the body. The jury
composed of M. F. Cook, Will Slack, E.
Huckaby, G. O. Thomas and W. E
Mosely. upon examination could not
identify the body nor tell how it came
to its deathl, although it was supposed
to have bp1 drowned. The body was
hin very bad condition and evidence was
that it had been in the water a month
or longer. Both limbs were gone from
the knees and both arms from the el
bows: all skin and most of the flesh
gone from the breast and abdomen.
Shoulders and legs rather large antd
skull very small with low forehead.
The lower jaw was missing. Three
teeth were gone and others very sound
and slightly protruding. The only
clothing found on 'the body was an
aunderwhist made" very coarsely ofi
I domestic and a short underelkrt made
of white outing.
The conclusion of the jury was that
the body was that tof a negro woman,
although it is possible that she was
white, about 20 years old, weighing
p 150 pounds and about 5 feet, 8 inches
THE GOVERNOR'S RACE IS
WITH PARKER AND STUBBS
Today's papers carry the announce- I
ment of the withdrawal of Phanor Arc
Breazeale, of Nateliltoches from th btee
(;overnor's race leaving Col. Frank toR
P. Stubbs and John Mi. Parker In the by
running. Mr. Breazeale's withdrawal G,
at this time eliminated the possibility ha`
of a second primary, and it is now ui of
to the people -to say which of thit ted
remaining candidates shall be the goy it I
ernor of Louisiana. ma
We have examined the platfQrms of opt
these two candidates for governor, and I
we find no great difference except It def
one respect. They both seem to be in onl
favor of general improvement in the roa
state, for agricultural improvement, opt
for more money for the state institu t.
tions, better roads, and for a business I
administration generally. The princi pro
pie point of difference seems to be that val
.Mr. Parker is strongly against the par to
he says New Orleans has taken in bes
political affairs of the state and i sou
stressing this as an important issue in
the campaign, while Col. Stubbs is sup
ported by the Democratic Organiza
tion in New Orleans and seems to be
satisfied with their support just as I
seems any other man would be wh iPal
could get this support. There should tw
he no antagonism between the city an,
and country and we see no reason for lIa!
such in this case. Ea
It seems to us Mr. Parker's objection lin
to ring politics is hardly consistent, as by
there is little difference in a ring and "fi
the kind of organization our chief ex.
ecutive has been building around him.
self in the way of "beard government."
The Baton Rouge Ring which brought 9
out Mr. Parker as a candidate for gov.
ernor, doesn't hesitate to assert it:
power to effect its end. This is shown
by the call for resignations from
various boards of members who wer(
not Parker supporters. 'a
We are not advised as to Mir. Park. ,
er's plans in regard to the present sys
temn of appointire state Ioards, bu
we have noted no inclination on hi:
part toward favoring a change. Ti( fy
Guardian-Journal strikes the key Il
note ta the situation when it asks
"If Mr. Parker is really at heart
yearning to overthrow. boss rule, a"nc '
establish a government of the pe)- Al
ple, which shall not perish from (il 1r
earth, why does he confine his effort:
to the city of New Orleans? Why no:
lay the keen blade of the reformer, al'
axe at the very trunk of the tree, antr
deprive the governor of the appointive n
power of all these bohrds? Why such
ominous silence upon the part of M. th
Parker, concerning the dangerous auto.
era tic powers of the governor and th
these boards. y'
"Upon this pernicious system Col. er
Stubbs has spoken. He delivered a ah
maste'rly adldress, and prjeunceld i or
no uncertain tones agd'nst these
"While a ring system, has no place ti
in a democratic form. of government. ki
yet it is hollow mockery and savors at
insincerity and demagogism, to anim. si
advert against ring rule in New Or.
leans, and to remain silent, rirtuall.
L endorsing .monstustroUtwbittltSa v m, rad
e iatlng-trom the c~ifl at~)rRugB e
and reaching its tentables into every
t parish In the state."
Col. Stubbs is a ~Xrth Louisiana '
man, has always beeIn a regular Demo. s
'crat and has always stood loyally by u
the party. Never once has he wavered
a lIHe is a man of business, has a good
business record and is prepared to givf
the state a good business administra- f
tlon. He has served his ceunty is I
times of crisis, and while we do no'
care to discuss the ndtter from a mill
tary standpoint, yet Col. Stubbs shoulk'
have the credit that every faithful citi. te
sen Is due and that is during the crisis h
he obeyed orders and went whi~re he sl
Col. Stubbs is a clean man and showrltl
that he intends to conduct his Cam
palgn on high and dignified lines tha: a
will be in keeping with the dignity of li
the ofice. If the regular; Democrats t
of New Orleans are going to vote for r
him we are glad of it for that gives (
him a fine chance of election, We be
lieve that he wili carry Blenville pa.
ish and all of North Louisiana by t
big majority. In short all the argu
Iments are in his favor and we lind
no valid reasons advanced by anyonre
why he is not iroperly fitted and qual I
fled and cnltitlei to hold the offlce.
Inasmuch as no one claimed the
body it was buried neair the lake. It
is possible that the body could have
drifted down the lake from northern'
part of Louisiana or from Arkansas
Any. other information can be had by
communicating with Coroner Ferguson
of Arcadia, La., or B. F. Allums, Ring.
,Money to loan on improved farm
laInds, through the Federal Land Bank.
Apply to the Central Bienviile Nai
tional Farm Lean Asseciation, I. E.
Sitton, Seeretary-Treasurer, Bryeeiand,
tI1ENVILLE PARISH MAY
HAVE COAL MINE
Information has been received at
Arcadia that a thick strata of coal has
been discovered 5 miles east of James
town in this parish, on lands. owned
by S. E. McMicheal of Lawhon and 0.
(;. Thomas of Ringgold. These men
have secured a number of specimens
of the coal which they have submit
ted for analysis in different cities, and
it is understood that an effort is being
made to interest capital in the devel.
opment of the strata.
The coal strata was discovered at i
depth of 180 feet below the surface, and
only two miles off the l,. & A. rail
road, which is most favorable to devel
opment, as it will he readily accessible
Should the tests that are being made
prove the coal strata as commercially
valuable, Blenville parish will he abh
to boast of valuable mineral deposit,
beside oil, which is being ardously
sought in every section.
The public is hereby notified that the
partnership heretofore existing be.
tween C. P. Brooke and W. T. Grigsbh
and kliown as BROOKE & GRIGSBY
has this day been mutually dissolved.
Each party *will continue the sam(
line of business as heretofore don(
by the partnership, but in his owl
This September the 23rd. 1919.
('. P. BROOKE.
W. T. GRIGSBY.
Anl examination far teachers' 'ertifl
:.ates will he hbld in Arcadia in ac
cordance with the following notice.
E. II. FISHER. Supt.
Dear Superintendent : I beg to noti
fy you `hat we have arranged to con
*luct a sptcial exlamimlnation throughout
the Stale on October 2, 3, and 4. Only
,,nc set of questions will be prepared.
.\pplicants who score between seventy
five and one hundred will be issued an
!moergency socon(d grade certificate:
ipplicants who score between sixty
and seventy-five will be issuel! ao
'mergency third grade certificate, botl
valid for one year. The purpose of
this examination is to meet, if possible.
the teacher shortage situation. Should
you be in need of additional teach
ers and should you be of the opinion
ihat there are high school graduates
or others in your parish who would,
probably like. to take advantage of
this examination and earn certificates
kindly send out the necessary notices
and conduct the examination. Yours
sincerely, T. IH. HARRIS,
Miss Lessie Brewton of Golonna,
was a guest of Miss Dora Wimberly
several days last week, before taking
up her school work at Hope where she
will teach this year.
Soveral of the teachers and their
friends motored to Mindenl Thursday
i ola: tlo attend a show returarllg the
SA number of young people motiored
to Shreveport Wednesday evening to
a heat the Victor artists, returning the
This community was saddened by
Sthelfi death of Mrs. Floyd Boyett, who
passed away Thursday the 18th after
a lingering iljtess at the home of
I her mother, Mrs. Ben Corley, she
· leaves two small sons, and a host of
r relatives and friends .who mourn hel
Messrs. Frank Basatger, Kotz Al
lurms, ('. . Ccook and H. C. Cook werc
t Iusiness visitors to Shreveport Mon.
SMiss Alice B. Lawson who is attend
Sling the young ladies' college at Mans
I field is visiting her parents this week.
Miss Laurice Wintherly who is r
Sstudent at the young ladies' college at
Manstield is visiting her parents this
Mrs. W. T. Cook is visiting her moth
Cer, Mrs. Bery Davis, near Bisteneau..
SI Mr. and Mrs. L. B. Cook and family
Sg . FOR KALE.-A round oak, exten- v
sloni dining table. Phone or call at 'i
1k. OIL LEASES
'a I will be iR Alberta, La., Tuesday h.
E. Sept. 30th taking leaes from one to
Ii, ten dollars, according to oleation. I
., J. I. REAGAN, Ringgold, La.
New Goods At Low Prices
Jos. Dawidoff & Co.
We are glad to an tounce taat we have
secured our entire stock of Fall and
Winter Merchandise at low prices,
We offer to our customers our stock
of Dress Goods, Dry Goods, Ladies'
and Gents' Furnishings, ready.-to
wear Coat Suits and Dresses at prices
that we cannot duplicate from the
manufacturer. We advise our custo
mers to make their Fall purchases
early before prices advance.
Come to our store. \Ve will treat
THE ARCADIA FAIR
Nothing contributes more to the comfort and at.
tractiveness of the home than good Furniture, and
our line of Furniture wias never more complete.
We have some. attractive Bedroom Suites, Dining
Room and Library Sets, and war.y seperate pieces
such as Dressers, Vanity Dressers, Beds, Easy
Rockers, etc. Prices within the reach of all. Also
a good line of Refrigerators.
I A. CONG R URNIURE MAN
We have just received a solid car load of
Cypress Shingles and the prices are right.
We also have on hand plenty of Galvanized
Sheet Iron Roofing and Composition Asbestos
oRoofing. If you have a house of any kind to
cover we are prepared to quote you cheapest
possible prices that the market affords on any
of the roofing that we handle. Let us figure
with you and show you why we are able to
save you money.
THE PEOPLES BARDWARE Co., Inc.
"The Place to Get What You Want"
and Miss Miiine (' k were Iumsimne
visitors in Shreveport Monday and
Mr. Roblert Jones left Monday for
Baton Rouge, where he will attend th(
I. 8. U.
Supt. E. H. Fisher of Arcadia, wa:
Upon the invitation of Miss Elsic
Buckner a number of her Out-dooi
Club friends motored with her to 'or
hy'1s potal where they enjoyed a couple
of hours swimming and after which
a luinch was served and enjoyed very
muvh by all.
1Mr. John lHarper returned Montay
from Monro,, where he has been visit
ing his brother, Mr. Tap Harper, who
is very ill with typhoid in the saId.
Miss Mary Lee Thomas left for
Shrevelprt Saturday to attend the
marriage of her undlo, 1r. Alvin Law.
hon, to M11.S Della Weaver of that
Mr. alit Mrs. ToI Noll from Castot
were bnsiness visitors her Thursday.
Mr. S. Z. 'Tlhotlas of lieflif, was a
guest in I he home of his daughte',
Mrs. 11, . . age Friday.
Mrs. W. N. ('enger aud dautghtef,
Miss Fay, of Rayville. visited her par.,
enut, M1r. and Mrs. Y~urwood last week.
Mrs. Isslie Wilson of t'oushai , is
visiting her piarenllts, Mlr. and Mrs; Tom
Woodard, this week.
IMrs. .. It. Wilwbrly is still very
Ill and has been retilovedi to the home.
of her mother-in-law, Mrs. IH. R. Wim.
berly, her many friends hope that she
will soon recover.
Mr. James Falr who has been in Ill
health fur sometime is algai able to
Dr. and Mru. V. .. Alnitlus m:are the
sympathy of thleir Nullny frienids ill tie
loss of their infant hdaughter. Mary
Elizabeth, who was born on the 19th
of September, but whose stay on earth
was limited to a few short hours. for-
CGod needed one more smilling face
Amongst Mis shining; bhad,
And so He stoped. with loving grane
A clasp 4tivtr UuLgU Ip