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For the convenience of the Bogalusa people, arrangement has been made
I to pay your tax at the Washington Bank and Trust Co., or the First State S Y our Poll Bank. If you fail to pay your poll tax before Jan. 1st you cannot vote in _... the primary next month or the Presidential election next year. ,&LAUSA ENTERPRISE VOLUME 2 BOGCALUSA, LOUISIANA. THURSDAY. DECEMBER 23, 1915.ER DBOALUSA CITIZENS. PREPARE SFOR HAPPIEST CHRISTMAS OF ALL First Event Will le The Big Christmas Tree At The Y. M. C. A. Friday Evening Where Every Boy And Girl Is Invited The most enjoyable Christmas in ae history of Bogalusa is the in dcation for this year, not only for little folks but the grown ups = well. On Friday evening at 7 c'clock the doors of the Y. M. C. A.. open for the little folks, which ent is first of the holiday sea ro. One Christmas tree would not gin to hold all the presents so it was necessary to have two. At lis event all the children of Boga lsa are not only invited, but re iested to come and especially ibose who are not certain that ta Claus will visit their home t night. Secretary Hoppen de dres to inform the mothers of Bog IRIDGES ACROSS PEAAL RIYER CAN BE BUILT Other Interesting Proceed ings At Meeting Of City Council At the special session of the Commission Council on Tuesday noon it developed that the fourth Ward could build its share p the bridge across Pearl river as I well as fix roads and build other bridges without asking the parish fo authority or money. The in f'rmation was given out by Mayor Sullivan. Commissioner Dorsev stated that -te people in Mlississippi had ex pressed themselves as being willing 4 oay their part for such a bridge. At the same meeting it was *reed that a special session of the conscil will be held next Monday fternoon at 4 o'clock, for the pur Dose of hearing the report of the ammittees regarding the improve aents and purchasing of the pubhe utiles, after which a date will be d for the big mass meeting which h been posponed. The danger of people crossing Under the trestle while freight and IPcially long trains were crossing, res discussed and signs were order d to be placed so that any acci t could be avoided. An ordinance was ordered pre to stop the practice of leav Lg horses in the streets without )_i3g anchored or tied. Another 9~dinance was passed to its first ealing to regulate the medicine shows' IIT BPPORTHNITI TO RIEISTER HEBE TOMORROW I e citizens of Bogalusa who have Sas yet registered with the Irr of voters will have anoth Sportunity of doing so tomorrow lthe Registration books will be at the City Hall for conven ofthose who failed to take tage of their privilege the first Smonth. The books will be in of L. T. Richardson and those e entitled to vote in either t one or two and have failed llister can do so tomorrow. the registration is made then tforget to pay yourpoll tax. . "V.Watts. of Jackson, soent s t Y with Bglus~a friends. ji in alusa who will find it inconveient a. to accompany their children to send or the children and he assures you )s that the best of care will be taken 7 of them. Santa Claus found so L.. many good girls and boys in Boga :h lusa that it was necessary for him a- ý to call for assistance in distributing At the presents at this big event on it! Christmas eve. tt In many homes there will be a-; Christmas trees and many dinners e- and parties are being planned for ly Christmas day and evening. All at Bogalusa merchants report a splen le'did business and it is certain that e- the day will be observed in a fitting Sstyle. PRESIDENT WILSON'S T HONEYMOON IS SHORT I- W'ill Return 1'ith Bride To The WVhite House On Monday JIan. 3 ie I Washington, Dec. 18.-President I Woodrow Wilson and Mrs. Edith e Bolling Galt were married tonight 'e at the home of the latter, 1308 is I Twentieth street, N. W. The cere 'r mony was performed by Dr. Her h bert Scott Smith. rector of St. ' Margaret's Episcopal church, assist r eb by Rev. James H. Taylor, pastor of the Central Presbyterian church, it which is attended by the Wilson c. family. g After a day of fluctuating lights . and shades and a wedding morning s that broke in wild storm, the sun e shone out and made possible the y prediction that "happy will be the bride that the sun shines on." e The guests who witnessed the ;- ceremony numbered less than 30 e and when congratulations were e over and a light wedding supper h had been served, the president and his bride motored to the Union sta g tion. There they boarded a train d and deoarted at 11:15 o'clock for , Hot Springs, Va., where the honey moon will be spent Plans for a more extended wed ding journey were abandoned almost -at the last hour, because of the - possibility of a break in diplomatic t relations between the United States I r and Austria over the Ancona note. t The president's itinerary will e bring him and the new first lady of the land back to the White House on January 3. Mrs. Wilson's firstl public function will be the Pan American reception on January 7. Yellow Piae Business The report on the order file of yellow pine sawmills for the week ended Friday, as issued Monday by the Southern Pine Association shows 92,147,390 feet of new busi ness booked. 97,991,060 feet ship ped and unfilled orders on hand for 418,183.350 feet; compared with 100,049,400 feet of new business booked during the preceeding week; 97,614.000 feet shipped and orders on hand aggregating 497,639,400 feet. J. B. Lindsley, president of the Washington Bank and Trust Co., transacted business in New Orleans Tuesday. CHRISTMAS e THAT YOUR HEART BE FREE from any care; that Peace of .d ... mind prevail and love for all d midpeai n ov-o l u old friends and co-workers be uppermost in your thoughts; that the Scars of the past be forgotten and the Hopes of the future fulfilled; n and that Health, Happiness and e Success be ever attendant through life: This is our wish for you on Christmas Day of Nineteen Hundred and Fifteen. BOGALUSA ENTERPRISE BIG PATY OF NIORTHERN FARMERS WILL VISIT SBOALUSA NEXT WEEK; TO INVEST NEAR HERE Twenty-five farmers from Mis souri. Illionis, Kansas and Iowa will visit Bogalusa next week. Behind their coming is the story of a col onization project that will mean much for this section as the newcomers will be forerunners of many sturdy tillers of the soil, and the 40,000 acres on Pearl river in volved in the plan, are expected tot become the show orchard of thel United States. There are a number of important interests concerned in the develop. ment plan. but the new principal factor was William Mthl, of St. Louis, who bought 4000 acres. Mr. Mehl has a world-wide reputation as a horticulturist and land-scape gardener. He was the head gar dener at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition in St. Louis, and also la i d out and ornamented the grounds at the Chicago, Buffalo and A CORRECTION In last weeks issue of the Enterprise it was stated that the silos at the Bogue Chitto Stock farm were built of concrete when, as a matter of fact, the silos at the Bogue Chitto farm are as modern as the other improve ments and are, therefore, of creosoted Yellow Pine. Cresoted silos have many advangage over concrete ones which we would not attempt to enumerate in detail. Silos made of creosote Yellow Pine keep the contents in better con ditions owing to the fact that they are not effected by the climatic conditions, second they are more durable that concrete silos. Next, the item of cost, of building a con crete silo is far more than of creosoted Yellow Pine be cause to pour the cement you almost build a silo of lum ber. In case you desire to move your silo it can be ac complished without any big expense, if erected of cresoted Yellow Pine but it of concrete it cannot be moved. Farmers in all parts of the country have just begin to realize that silos built of cresoted Yellow Pine are far better than those of concrete and when they saw the announcement that concrete silos were at the Bogue Chitto Stock farm they must have doubted about it being one of the most modern in the South. Hence this correction. Omaha expositions. He owns and operates immense orchards and gar dens near St. Louis. The land is in Marion and Walt hall counties, in Mississippi, on the Great Northern Railroad, twenty miles north of Bogalusa, and fiifteen miles south of Columbia. The com pany that purchased the first big tract of 7700 acres is known as the St. Paul Company, made up largely of St. Louis capital, and represented by John B. Math, of that city. The colony according was named St. Paul, and there will be a town call ed Germantown. The latter name is due to the fact that there are al ready thirty-five German f ar m families in the vicinity owning farms averaging eighty acres, pio neers of a year, who began intelli gently in trucking and general agricuiture, and who have done CONTINUED ON PAGE FOUR POLITICS PROMISES TO GET WARM AFTER COMING WEEK Visit Of Pleasant, Thomas And Others Expected To Arouse Enthusiasm Which Has Been Sadly Lacking Since Campaign Opened Next week politics promises to assume real interest which will continue until the primary next month. The coming of Ruffin G. Pleasant for a two days tour of Washington parish will, it is believ ed, result in real interest being taken, something that has been lacking since the campaign was open several weeks ago. Reports from all parts of the Parish are to the effect that enthusiasm has been lacking, even the races for the parish offices having been conducted very quietly. . It is believed that the lack of interest is due to the many events and holi days in the Parish since the opening of the campaign, but starting next Monday it is expected that there will be enough politics for the next month to satisfy all. Mr. Pleasant will make his first address of the two days tour at Rio. He will be met there by a number JOS. TATE FOUND DEOA NEAR PICAYUNE MISS, T Details Are Lacking-Had - Many Friends fn Bob= alusa Mystery surrounds the death of Jos. Tate, well known in Bogalusa Santi a brother to M. A. Tate, a pop ular conductor of the N O G N, who was found on the Northeastern railroad early Tuesday morning. Life had evidently been extinct for several hours when the body was found. According to the reports that reached Bogalusa there were no marks of violence on the body. The deceased was about 32 years of age and was well and favorably known in Bogalusa where he work ed for a short time with the N O G N. He has visited in this city often and his untimely death will come as a great shock to his many friends, Mr. and Mrs. M. A. Tate left yesterday afternoon for Picayune to attend the funeral and they knew of no details connected with his death. PROMINEIT MAN SUICIOE AT NEW ORLEANS CITY rK Otto T. Maler, vice onresident and general manager of the Algiers Rail- I way and Light Company and of the New Orleans Southern and Grand Isle Railroad and successful business man, was found dead in City Park at New Orleans Monday afternoon, having killed himself by discharging a revolver in his mouth. No cause has been assigned for his act, further than ill health, he be ing said to have suffered from a chronic affection for the last three years. He has been confined to his bed off and on through this period, getting up the last time only a little more than a week ago, He was forty-nine years old. W. L Forteakberry Itesignu W. L Fortenberry, for four years connected with the Bogalusa Laun dry, will resign his position to enter the employment of W. G. Dorsev, who has recently erected a new and up-to-date store in North-West Bog alusa. Mr. Fortenberry will enter1 his new duties on January Ist. of prominent citizens who will ac company him on the two days tour. The meeting at Franklinton Monday night and the one in Bog. alusa on Tuesday evening are ex pected to be record breaking events. L. E. Thomas, Speaker of the House and who has hundreds of friends in all parts of this parish will assist Mr. Pleasant as well as our fellow townsman Ex-Gov. J. Y. Sanders. The meeting in Bogalusa will be held at the Y. M. C. A., starting promptly at 8 o'clock Tuesday even ing. Nothing has been left undone to make the meeting a success and in view of the fact Mr. Pleasants friends predict that he will carry the Parish by a large majority it Is believed the Y. M. C. A., will be taxed to its capacity Tuesday even ing. 1D0GALUSA'S POPULATION EXCEEOS TEN THOUSANOI . Census Of City Just Comn pc Shows 10,075 In City Limits. That Bogalusa's growth has been steady during the past few years and it now takes the rank as fourth or fifth city in the state is substan. tiated by the report just completed " by Judge Poole and W. E. Seldner which shows that there are 10,078 people within the corporate limits of the city. The fourth ward had a population of 11,625 of which 7078 are white and the colored popula: tion is 4550. Action was taken at o: the city council in special session, , Tuesday afternoon to have these figures filed in Washington with the Census Bureau, SHERIFF TAKES CANNER DICK TO FRANKLINTON Jackson, Miss., Dec. 21,-Sheriff Simmons, of Franklinton, La., came to Jackson last night to take J. H, Garner, alleged forger and bigamist, to Franklinton to stand trial on forgery charges. He left with the prisoner this morning for Franklin ton. Garner has been in jail here sev. eral weeks, following his arrest when his last wife, formerly Miss Laura Bates, of Marshall, Ark., said that she had discovered her husband had more than one wife. A brother of Garner claimed that he was in sane, but a lunacy commission de dlated him sane last Saturday, Get Site For ew c erthem The board of supervisors at Tyler* town, recently purchased the lots of Albert Wills on Bulah Ave, and the property of J. F. Normangk~. adjoining them, as a site for the new courthouse. The purchase price was $2500. It is protos3d to build a $40,000 courthouse, the work to begin as soon as plans and speci fications can be obtained. It is thought that this will not be later than March.