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THE BIENVILLE DEMOCRAT
VOLUME IX ARCADIA, BIENVILLE PARISH, LOUISIANA, THURSDAY, JANUARY 6, 1921 NUMBER FORTYONE Lincoln Said: S..ol "I iptend no modification of my oft expressed wish that all men every. where should be free" This statement of the great Emancipator might be applied to individuals. Are you one of those who enjoys Financial Freedom? If not, we can show you means and ways of attaining it. First of all by practicing a little thrift every week and laying aside a few spare dollars in a Savings Account ivth us, will start you on the road to FINANCIAL INDEPENDENCE. We Pay Interest on Swings Acccounts ."; We practice the Golden rule in our banking busi ness, and would appreciate a deposit or even a visit'from you. . e Commercial Bank Arcadia, Louisiana 4 ,1 mtmm i n nnm,, , m m FAI ." --'- @iIIITS MADE ."'rom reaorts gathered fioom differ- port eit 'souroerit fsems that a system of in brtLhM' eeýL -,.0 pducted in dif, seed watef0at gert "of the parish for some- pou t u"e g elsgn, IiIsaland, and iu 11 d and on Wednesday night lic 1 'adFia wasi invaded by the theives. me: ', týPmt ars,,have been made in the duc S l. , l oddlie and Sheri ly w je a. othf O under suspicion. bur r xarnd we feel confident that ttle citisent tots r will no., p the~*aee on guard, and T holdersof 3Castor State Bank will be Msrh bP rooms. In Castor, 1 -lug directors to serve for the ensuing m ys. , and for the transaeeotIu ot au. in other busines" as prmogny . cm.. ,ome fre c the Oih meers n li To re reqested to be presentock. Sroomst 1in) Casthier N hary 11th, l1821 'r •.o of elect- 8,0 a '1y." rieg.s,-t a re ent meete ear, and S tr Exeutiane csommtt of any in other busines Fameras Le passed re I;n tc ote for the merhencm '/ tion dedares that unles relief is ob h talnd't". r agricultural, interests oi ` Yhe United requtes wlto be reen t. Ausiootl, be'exas -At a reasut omeet ir kets ith t s ptocts the a> . eto votge foBlr dotereincy e Sa hoeUnited States wavl be reduced tto a o of beggary as a rotesult of l Markets with the propl these of he or l. eag homestead waivern. o l a lomn have " straight Mortgaee Sor arat them to ad~i tn ' SINVI. "DBEMOO AT, x " . I.... , readia, _Iia mmean a d I seorT s 14, ix, ~Jan 8,-Fouoina a ýundt a w ght between J. Et Q, . 0.'Crowson, civ inelne, bDDot hp- end s *lie btek. Two " hwsi VS > d. theo first'gIrsg wild. ~rtiasraed by sever- b av atslb ZQ. Btohbtui <; ,:tl * fwatrie dea was11I FAMERS LOSE HALF ad BILLION DOILARS. Washinton, D. C.-Vegetable oils im ported into the United States. p, soli me in competition with Southern cotton- wt seed oil increased from 235 milliol pounds in 1914 to 770 million pound' . I in 1920, according to figures made pub he t lie by the department of Foreign Comn in merce here today. Chinese oils pro duced by coolie labor at approximate- ihi P ly seven cents per day constitute the a bulk of the 1920 importations anm( total nearly 200 million pounds. al, I These importations, according to re de r liable estimates, caused a loss to the Southern' cotton farmers of approxi mately $500,000,000.00 during the past th year, to SCHOOL BOARD MEETS. iu e -. ve The sihool board met in regular seas Fl sion Monday at the office of Superin TI tendent Fisher. This was a regulea ha 8 meeting. The proceedings will appea t e. in next week's issue of the Democrat c SIIEBIFS SALE ' a No. 5376, Third Judicial District of Court, Bienville Parish, La., Union Merchantile Co. Vs. J. F. Spurlock. Under and by virtue of a writ of h exesution issued out of the above name · ed Honorable Court and to ine direct ed, I have seized and will offer for sale to the last and highest bidder foit cash, with benelt of appraisement, at the principle front door of the Court house in Arcadia, Blenville Parish 5a b ., within eqal sale hours on Sotf, Jim7 15th, li p the following described property, to h it i f W of 8i and 8 1-2 of NW of SE, 0 Se. 85, Tp.16 N, R? W, 00 acres more tl or less; and all improvements. e The above described property seofa ed 'as belonging to the defendant, J. P. s Spurlock, and will be sold to satisfy I said writ of execution and all costs. [ This te 9th day of December, A 'D., 190. I " * ,. gE CURRIE, h8eriff. voucM seut sours ,Otcdsq ,ats 1 1=1UA MO YLY METlING SThe police jury met her in regular session Monday morning with all mem berg present. One matter that was taken up by E the body that many were- interested In, was the completion of arrange ments to. pay the outstanding script. The bank will accept all script Issued f by the police jury. Attorney Ira J., McConathy, who a was recently elected treasurer offered bhi resignation,, which was accepted ir* by the body and' Mr. J. 8, Williams) " parish secretary was chosen .to fill the place. ,1 Te complete proceedings of the meeting will appepr in next wieek' ier, of the Democrat. S he Fist National Ba * and The First Trust and lankin Co. . d Iousialna .s. .,_.. ' t'-· "1 ·*;- ·· '' FIREMEN'S BANQUET IS GRI SOURCE OF GREAT BENEFIT The Firemen's Banquet given by , Chief G. H. Goldman at his bakery and adv cafe last Monday night was a success in every detail. It was well attended dayg by the members of the department and the invited guests, only a few dav, absentees being noted. begi Besides the "Eats" speech making Ti was a feature of the program. W. M. thy's Deas, toastmaster, in a few well spoken Wes words welcomed the guest of honor, who Chief Chris O'Brien, of the Shreveport win Fire Department. Mr. Deas called the Ai attention of the boys to Chief the O'Brien's long record of service and and nationally recognized ability as a fire ing fighter, stating how fortunate the de- ness partment was in having him as a guestl Mr. Chief O'Brien who in the afternoon thb had inspected the Arcadia "depart- mer ment's fire apparatus, visited the of water and light plant and with Mayor harn Barnette visited every part of our T town was very complimentary in 'er b response. He stated that he be- stor lieved our department head and tin shoulders above any volunteer depart- bod; ment in the state and that it ranked Wil higher than many paid departments% frot He called attention to the old Argus wh office or the garage building that re- bed cently burned, stating that it stood *a abo a monument, bespeaking the efficiencyl fro of our local department. He made by several suggestions which will be of Tay benefit to the fire boys, and then mae closed his remarks by paying tribute prol to our little town, calling attention to Tot the many signs of progress and pros- T perity. (He also told the guest that the he was Irish.) the The next speaker on the program the was Mayor Barnette, whose subject lor was the."Saving in Insurance". He of handled the subject in an able man- con ner and gage some facts regarding the frol saving in insurance which were really I astonishing. ed, Y. M. Lyons, formerly a member of tisi the town council, made a short ad- wh dress which was to the point. Mr. con Lyons stated that he would save more up than enough on his insurance premiumn ca to pay the special tax levied by thqe town for the installation and upkeep at of the water and light plant and the the e fire department. lea Supt. E. H. Fisher made a briel sot address on "What It Takes to Support res A Fire Department". 'As usual, he I handled the subject ably. He also wit called attention to past accomplish- go ments and future necessities, among Go which was the constant growth ot the we student body of the Arcadia Bigh of School statin gthat a few years ago the thi n hugeness of the building was astonish- ed. Sng, but now the smallness of the build- bel Sing is app~ling. This is undoubtedly lat he a question that is food for thought. the L. M. Tooke spoke on the subject of "The Need Of A Fire Station". He po: also spoke of many other needs of the department, stating that the First National- Bank, of which he is presi- Al Xi dent, is willing and ready to give their moral and financial assistance for the betterment of the ,,department. P. A. McOGilte, who not only did justice to the "Eats", submitted some d very interesting data .on "What A hn SFire Department Means To A Town". A in The Peoples Hardware Co., of which a . he is president, is one of the largest QU Stax-payers in the city, and Mr. Me- ti t G'uire stated that the saving to this company in insurance premiums would be a large sum and that they would tlb always be ready to give any aid pos- t sible towards the support and upkeep of the department. a ion 8. A. Cook, publisher of the Demo of crat, in a few brief remarks pledged g his support to the fire boys. b The next speaker was Attorney W. , f D. Goff, whose talk was an inspira- ta Stion to those present, and be assured ii the boys that he was for them. bi rt Dr. Beh Ferguson was next in line, sh and besides complimenting the boys and Chief Goldman, spoke of the Im provement in Arcadia since he moved to here. H6 spoke of the value of a modern watering system to the health , of the town and the protection froti Sthe hazards of fire by havlngman ellici ent fire departmcnt. oh The following report made by the P. secretary-treasurer, 1 wereuce Dan isty fel, is a credit t) himself and was c nm . plimented highS' by Chlet O'Brien. A Arcadia, La., January 21st, 1921. Report for the year 1920. SDepartment organised June 3rd, 1920. Number of drlls............:....................15 IN Nimber of building fires................ 86 Number of false alarms re. I ar sponded to...................................... Number of' grass ires.......................... 4 Value of bluildings involved $18,850.00 by Damage to buildlngs..............$ 1,025.00 (Percentage 186.4) Value of eontedt.. .........H...... 8,850.00 Damage to contents of builpdigs (Peoentage 1ge6) h o M oneys received ... .......... ....$. ~m9 4 ed Moneys expended ..........$...0......4.$ tm. Balance on hand-...................$ 24.8? fill 'The toastnlster then called eun Chiet Goldman, who stated that be ip the preeated the loyalty of the boys in ueh der his leadership and the support of the hbusiness men, and that he would GREATEST ADVERTISING TW4 FEAT EVEIb PULLED IN ARCADIA TERMINATES. Ti What was termed as the greatest j. I advertising feat that has ever beel) Cast staggl in Arcadia terminated last Fri. Tue day,1ec. 31st, when J. S. McConathy wern gave away two Ford automobiles, ful- 11 filling his statement made prior to the Polil beginning of his big reduction sale, a re The street in front of Mr. McConal ccir thy's Ladies' and Gents' Ready-to- his Wear Store was crowded with people, asnh who were eager to know who would that win the great prize. cent Attorney Foster R. Taylor addresseed ºoti the crowd in behalf of Mr. McConathy trail and his success as a merchant, assur- Wlh ing them that Sam would be in busi- ,aio ness twelve months longer anyway, state Mr. Taylor placed special stress ont. esthi th? weight of. advertising, stating that but merchandise that could stand the test Iuil of advertising could stand the test of and hard wear and long service. felt The two boxes containing the tickets ( ,ere placed on a truck in front of the war store, then emptied into two large at t tin cans and stirred good so that every ed body would stand an equal chance. ,,a Will Cora, a blind negro, was selecte(d sev from the crowd and mounted the truck buil 'where he would be in view of every- Cur body. He then made his arms bar( was above the elbows and drew a ticket dbg: from the box containing those voted T by the colored folks, Mr. Foster R' lone t Taylor then read the name of C. Chap- geen 1 man, a negro, of Gibsland and be wail are e pronounced the winner of the Ford los Touring car. The negro then drew a ticket frobh t the box containing the tickets voted by the white people on hich was writtei o the name of Ray P. Oden. Mr. Tay- 1 t lor pronounced Mr. Oden the winnel, spe e of the Ford Sedan,. and thus ended a contest which has attracted attentioi for e from all parts of North Louisana. k y Mr. McConathy is to be compliment of ed, not only for his method'of adver- ren f tising, but for ' the clean manner id & - which his advertising and business is day conducted and for the complete and Cht 0 up-to-date line 'of merchandise that he ed n carries at all times. Ha at all times give his 'best effort. to hor e the department of which he is the aft, leader, and that when the alarm I I sounded none would ever be more prc rt ready to respond than he. , an Le Quail was featured on the menu, the SI with all, the other good things that 1- go to make a "feed"/a success. Chief Ox ig Goldman certainly did a good days sol; 1e work when he satisfied the appetites h of that hungry bunch of firemen and e their guests, and everyone was satisfi - ed. It was a feast long to be remem - bered, and the host is to be congratu4 Su 1y lated on the elegant manner in which I the mea was served. of The installation of officers was post e poned until the next meeting. e or it $01 ARCADIA RESIDENCEw BUROALA ýIZED WEDNESDA tit NIGOT-- 5.z00 TAKEN ft t. de id Sometime 4OIIg tie oedU es t h e day a party or' pauties entered the an Shome of Mr. Ira Hoghtowrer, off a . Arcadia, and succeded in getting b away withoutf~ being detected. When t questioned by a )emocrat representa tive, Mr, Hightower stated he did not Di Sknow what time of night the burglary d occurred or how the parties entered d the house, and that he was not posi tive as to how much they got aWay - epwith, but knew that they got as mucld as $25.00. ( Two suspects, both white men, were arrested this morning (Thursday), by SSheriff Currie and Marshall Boddie, but were released after a careful in vestigation. We were unable to ob tain the names of the nmen, but were Sinformed that they were of foreign birth. LOST O8 MISPIACBIE nm One Vendor's Lien Note for $450.00) with 8 per cent interest from date, in d favor of J. B. Bryant and signed by J. ci- T. Shannon, of Waxahachie, Texas. ThM publlc'la warned not to trade 'tr or accept this note as collateral or securi. he ty. the finder will notify the Cashier an- of Bank of SIimsboro, BimaboroL 4'. f ,m For Sale! .00/ 000 ONE or TWO Houses in oo the heart of Arcadia. Price 9.84 on request. BOX 67 ap ARCADIA, - . LA. TWO STORES DESTROYED BY " FIRE AT CASTOR TUESDAY. * The general merchandise stores of J. L. Brewster and W. H. Bogan, of Castor, were destroyed by fire early Tuesday night, and but a few items were saved from either building. Mr. Bogan who is a member of the Police Jury was in Arcadia attending a regular meeting of that body and re- ceived the message informing him o! his loss about 9:30 Tuesday night. In astnuch as some were of the opinion that the fire originated from an in- * cendiary cause, Sheriff Currie was notified and he and Mr. Bogan left on U train No. 11, for Castor that nighty~ When asked what he estimated the aImount of-his loss to be, Mr. Bogan " stated that he was unable to make an estimate before returning to his home, but that his stock of merchandise and building were only partially insured, and that his loss would be seriously felt just at this time especially. I Only a short time ago Mr. Bogan's warehouse was destroyed by fire and at that time blood hounds were secur ed from Mississippi and one or two arrests were made, but at this time several people had been around the buildings that burned, and Sheriff R Carrie thought that it would be a waste of time and money to get the dbgs. Tihe fire originated in the store be- * longing to Mr. Brewster, who did a general mercantile business and we i are unable to give the amount of his I I loss. JAMESTOWN LOCALS --- 1 M. Charlie Hamner from Haughtonl , spent the week-end with relatives here. I Misses Mary and Essie Cook, of Tay- " lor visited Mrs Joe Cook recently. Mr. Walter McDowell and children, I ,)f Heflin spent Sunday with his pa- " rents, Mr. and Mrs. W. M. McDowell. Miss Zella Williams returned Fri- I s day after spending the holidays at " " Chestnut. Miss Lavon Caskey return e ed also from Arcadia. Haughton and Shreveport this week. Miss Lilla Smith is visiting in Miss Ethel Evans was accompanied * o home Friday by Miss Maggie Frye. e after a visit to relatives at Hope. I Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Madden are the e proud parents of a little son, and Mau and Mrs. Wiggins are rejoicing over 4 the arrival of twins. Lt We are glad to welcome Mr. Kennon if Oxford and family, formerly of Jack 's son Parish, as residents of Jamestown. NOTICE i4 Succession of Mrs. Nancy M. Lockett, b No. 821, Probate Dosket, Third Judicial District Court, Bienville t- Parish. Notice is hereby given to the credit ors of this estate and all other per. sons herein interested to show cause within ten days from the present no tification, if any they have, why th4 final accout presented by J. R. Mad den, administrator of said succession should not be .pprEd h6mologate t e and the funds distributed in accord ance therewith. Thus done and signed officially, on n this the third day of January, 1921. a- W. J. MURPHY, Clerk of ot District Court. i. ubscribe for the Democnrt To Our Customers and teFriends As the year of t920 draws to a close and we are about to begin the new year of 1921, we wish to express to our customers and friends our sin cere appreciation for the liberal patronage accorded us dui ing the year 1920. Your loyalty and good will has, in a large measure, been respon sible for our growth and success. We also take this occasion to announce that owing to 'a stringency in money matters, we cannot extend' further credit accommodations to those of our customers who have not paid their accounts. We earnestly request an immediate settlement from those who owe us, in order that ws may extend to you the same acc6mmodations as in the past. Wishing all a bright, happy and successful New Year. The CTY DR STORE ARCADIAA e~iff- RV ORE WUN» l The Arcadia Fair Arcadia, La. I , THE Season's Greetings ' U "May the giver of gifts give unto you, That which is good and that which is true; i a The will to help and the courage to dot ! A heart that can sing the whole day through, a ai Whether the skies be grey or blue; 0 1 May the giver of gifts give these to you." Though business has not been all that might have been desired, yet we thank our customers one and all for the a patronage accorded us, and we extend to all the Season's i Greetings. i Jos Dawidoff & Co. ARCADIA, LOUISIANA ,LEO IANIEL AUDIE BRYAN LAWRENCE DANIEL ' MISS GLOER MATT TOMPKINS Leo Daniel, Agent WE wrlt every form of u A Old Lne Imuraaee. We r preent 35 of the oldest and s rieasurane ac palse of the eatire world. We work 5 ereleut people SIn our ease. Let us writ Syour alm. h EuL ai wl not be mry after rour , Fire, Aedlde, SlkusM r YovU BDneFIABYr afturyer death.