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PUBLISHED IN ENTERPRISING BOGALUSA ISSUED EVERY THURSDAY AT 104-106 ALABAMA AVENUE NEW ORLEANS OFFICE 414 N. O. NATIONAL BANK BUILDING SUBSCRIPTION RATES $1.50 PER YEAR IN ADVANCE :: PHONE 111 CLYDE S. MOSS .. . ..... - OWNER.PUBLISHER Entered as second-class matter December 31, 1914, at the Postoffice at Bogalusa Louisiana, under the Act of March 3, 187'i. PLEASANT FOR GOVERNOR One month from Christmas Day the Democrats of Louisiana will be called unon to choose their standard bearer for the April election. The candidates have announced, their principles and platforms are before the people, the things that they have stood for in the past, the things that they stand for now and their personalities will be the governing factors in the Democratic primary. The Enterprise is supporting Colonel Pleasant for the Democratic nomination because we believe he is the best equipped man to lead the people out of their present difficulties, being a positive force, not a nega tive character, standing for principle as opposed to expediency, never advocating anything because he thinks it will help him, but because he believes it is right. Colonel Pleasant had the manhood to fight the com bination that was trying to put the Constitutional Convention over on us last summer when every other gubernatorial candidate within and without the party bowed to the seemingly unbeatable combine. He trusted his whole future to the people, and it strikes us that the people can trust him now. Ruffin G. Pleasant is a plain man, sprung from the plain people. Born and reared in the hills of Union Parish, he comes from the same stock that peopled the hills and valleys of Washington Parish. His father was a gallant Confederate soldier who served his people midst shot and shell for four long years, and, returning to his home in the hills of north Louisiana, fought the fight of white supremacy and endeared himself to the people of that section for his many virtures in both pub lic and private life. Ruffin G. Pleasant was born of a Christian family, reared midst Christian surroundings, and has lived the life of a Christian gentleman. On'he death of his father he became the head of the fam ily, and he has worked and striven for his younger brothers and sisters and has done a father's part by them. It is true that he is splendidly educated and equipped, but his education and training have come by his own unaided efforts. After graduation from the Louisiana State Univer sity he became an instructor in that institution and commandant of cadets. The outbreak of the Spanish-American war found him occupy ing this position. Immediately upon the call for volunteers from this State he resigned, entered the army and became Lieutenant Colonel of the First Louisiana Regiment of Volunteers After the war was over he settled in Shreveport, was admitted to the bar, and his moral worth and legal training attracting the attention of that community. he was elected and reelected City Attorney of that thriving north Louisiana metropolis. In 1908 he became a candidate for Attorney General and was defeated by the then incumbent, Attorney General Walton Guion. After General Guion was reelected, he tendered Colonel Pleasant the First Assistant ship in his office, and four years later Colonel Pleasant was elected At torney General of this State, receiving in the Democratic primary the greatest majority that any candidate has ever received in a Democratic primary in this State. During the last four years Colonel Pleasant has been Attorney Gen eral of Louisiana, and in that position he has worked in season and out for the welfare of the people of this State, and now he presents his can didacy to us for the highest ofice within our gift, comes to us clean and upright, able and efficient, and promises us four years of good and econ omical government should he be honored by his fellow citizens with their suffrage. We are supporting Colonel Pleasant because he voted against the deal put over by the present administration refunding our State debt at such a figure that it has and will cost the taxpayers of this State over a million dollars. We are supporting Colonel Pleasant because all the political power IA the state could not prevent him from prosecuting the Tensas Basin land transaction. We are supporting Colonel Pleasant because in the face of almost certain defeat he stood up and fought for the rights of the people in the late Constitutional Convention fight. We are supporting Colonel Pleasant because he is able to give us a dean and effdcient government, economically administered We are supporting Colonel Pleasant because, being one of the plain 'pedle himself, he can feel the impulses of the mighty struggling masses of this State. We are supporting Colonel Pleasant because his heart beats in har mony with the aspirations and ideals of the common people. We are supporting Colonel Pleasant because with him as Governor all citizens of Louisiana will stand upon a plane of perfect equality, the tick and the poor, the powerful and the weak. We are supporting Colonel Pleasant because Louisiana needs his cala, well poised brain to lead her in the four momentuous years that are before u& We are supporting Colonel Pleasant because he believes in public education and all that that implies, because he believes in good roads, be lieves in the uplift and advancement of the farmers of the State, be cause his face is towards the risin, not the setting sun; because he is you,4W9ong and purposeful, and he will give to this State a splendid adminni on, clean, honest and businesslike. OP THINKING OF SELF SEveryone bh ight to be happy around Christmas time. It is the seajsh.of doing so ' g for others. Happiness is an elusive thing that 'anishes be 6Bre us when we seek it itself alone. Happiness is a thing that must come to us accidently, unconsciously. If Christmas in our mind is merely a season when we expect someone to give us some thing, than the period is very apt to prove disappointing. Happiness is a state of mind. It does not depend so much on cir cumstance and environment as we have an idea it does. People of wealth and position, be assured, have their troubles, just as do those afflicted by poverty. Though trite, the statement is certdinly true, that the poore t family in town so far as this world's good are concerned, is in reality the richest. Here is the main point-have you control of your thinking appara tus? What sort of thoughts do you house in that head of yours? If you are a worrier, you are povertv-striken, though you have the wealth of a Czar. If you worry, you are a pretty poor animal; you do not sleep well at nilht, and your meals give you indigestion, If you worry, there are geovv in your brin that are being wop down until ruts are formed that will rob you of entertaining other thoughts that make existence worth while. If you belong to the Worry Club, see that you resign before it is too late. As well have th° worst happen, and be done with it, as to have ltear of that thing happening gnawing away your happiness by inches, Furthermore, the thing that you fear is very apt to come upon you. - Your salvation lies in diverting your mind. Look about you this Christmas time. Get to worrying about some body else. Lie awake a few nights thinking over how you can do some thing for somebody. Christmas is a splendid time to form the happy e habit. e Your Northern farmer is forever dreaming of making enough money so that he can retire and move to town. He doesn't mind the stock s raising game during the summer, but he hates to house his cattle and hogs and tend to them indoors during the long winter period. Mr. c Northern Farmer, haven't you ever stopped to realize that if you e invested in Washington Parish, your cattle could graze for from ten to eleven months during the year? W. 0. W. CHIEF SENDS CRITIC MESSAGE n ('C(ONTINUED FROM PAG; FIVE) e resent a place of this kind, twhere of politics that I am quite sure not e or wives, ýisters and daughters have only the members of the organiza tions which have used this hall, but met in innocent social gatherings every other decent man in the state, e' beinge being stigmatized as the low- regard as beyond the pale of decency e est dive in Louisiana. It is this kind and clean politics." t New Orleans, La.. December 9th, 1915. Is At a meeting last night of Hyacinth Camp No. 387, W. 0. W, the following resolution was unanimously adopted: "WHEREAS, certain newspavers and individuals advocating the y, claims of certain candidates, and the headquarters of one of the can didates for GoVVrnor have seen fit to use as campaign matter the finding Sof a picture poster of another one of the candidates for Gavernor in a rs hall raided by Governor Hall's militia in JeffersJn Parish, y AND WHEREAS, the hall above referred to is frequently used by the W. 0. W. and the Woodmen Circle and other fraternal organizations for social gatherings of the members of these orders and their wives, )f daughters, mothers and sisters. AND WHEREAS, The New Orleans Item has been using this trivial is incident, seeking to iniure the candidacy of one of the candidates for Governor, attempting to arouse prejudice against this candidate by de ie nouncing this hall as "The lowest dive in Louisiana." and said denuncia tion is being used by the headquarters of one of the candidates for Gov ernor, therefore, . BE i' RESOLVED, by Hyacinth Camp No. 387, W. 0. W., that we heartily approve and endorse the course of Sovereign B. J. Morath, al Consul Commander Oleander Camp No. 74, in defending his position in * this matter, and we deprecate most sincerely the use of this incident in a political campaign, and do not hesitate to denounce such politics, and 1e only as unclean, but an insult to the intelligence of the voters of ic Louisiana. (SIGNED) JNO' J. BLESSING, - Consul Commander. t (SIGNED) JOS. D. REAMS, SClerk. Rll Mr. T B. Murray of Florence, Miss., is the guest of his son, J. B. Murray. Mrs. Bernet Pounds spent the week-end at Tailsheek visiting re latives. Miss Viola Dickey spent the week-end in Bogalusa, guest of Miss Winnie Wodsworth. Messrs. J. L Waller and C. W. Davidson spent the week-end with home folks. Mr. and Mrs. J. Murry were Bogalusa visitors Mrs. J. H. Hermon of Macn Miss., is the guest of her sister, Mrs. C. A. Mathews. C. E. McMillion is at Rockport this week. Mrs. P. L Shone of Tailsheek was the Sunday guest of Mrs. J. L Ponds. Messrs. Elliott Brown and Arthur Hill of New Orleans, were Sunday guests of Mr. and Mrs. C. W. David son. NOTICE TAXPAYERS! MAYORALTY OF BOGALUSA, City Hall, December -13th, 1915. Notice is hereby given that the Special Tax voted on December 8th, 1915 is now due and will be delin quent on December 31, 1915. Phone No. 100 for the amount or call at the City Hall. Avoid the penalty proscribed by law by paying this tax NOW. .J. K. Johnson, Commissioner of Accts., and Fin ances. w. il, O, h TEAIS AGENCY CLOSES SUCCESSFUL YEAR The Bogalusa Branch of the New Orleans Underwriters hen*.: Guy H. Mallam Jr., Manager, writers of all kinds of insurance, fidelity bonds, etc., is about to close its books for the fiscal year, and all are more than pleased with the showing made.' Nowhere in the entire south is there a firm that can boast of a greater success than the N. 0. Underwriters Agency has i made since its advent to Bogalusa, just a little over a year ago. They believe in a liberal policy, (and thai can be taken in more than one ~eaning) and the com panles they represent are among the strongest in the country. The officers of the company, as well as the local manager, take this means of expressing to the residents PREITY GIRLS IN THE MUSICAL PLAY "HENPECKED HEBn'r TO BE SEEN AT. MAGIC CITY THEATER FRIDAY, DECEMBERT11 i i ~~~~~~~~. .... .. . .. . . .........:.... ...,......... .. .. .:: . . ': ' ... ".',. :, . •. ,::..::. ,, ,., ·.• .t·. I 4. ;'4.. ,.· '4d .: /:;...:·:· Curai atji~:~ 6:16.·:·::·· Tjke On Sal a Dx fce of Washington Parish, their sincere thanks for the patronage extended them, and extend to one and all the compliments of the season. A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Birthday Party Mrs. J. D. Heaphy entertained a crowd of little folks in honor of the second birthday of her little son Buster. Various games were play ed, and music was rendered. Dainty refreshments were served, and the little folks enjoyed the' event so much 'hat they are looking forward to Buster's next birthday. TO ALL MY FRIENDS A Merry Christmas And A Sa . f";":." . I. A, BROWN. CANDIDATE FOR SHERIFF Happy Mew Year Your Support Will Be Apprecia OUR SUPREME HOPE is that this section of the South will be famous for good farming, for flocks and herds, for beau tiful homes, for rural comradeship and co.opera. tion, and for a beautiful social life. In the midst of these surroundings will be found substantial and prosperous Banks that will safeguard your funds and investments. Allow us to count YOU as a patron of a Bank durini the year 1916, Look over your foreign stocks and ascertain if they will assist you in time of need or pay you the prmcipal on demand. S4 pr cat paid a Time Certifita es 31 pr mat paid m Savings Amats First State Bank BOGALUSA, LA. Oldest Bank in Washington Parish To All Candidates For S I take this means of each of you and the pub December 20th, I will srta tot stump the Parish in the interes my candidacy for sheriff. All my opponents are invited to meet me and to take Sat each meeting. Respectfully, o, c. Strattg J. B. Lindsley, president of Washington Bank and Trust spent Sunday with New freni friends.