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PUBLISHED IN ENTERPRISING BOGALUSA ISSUED EVERY THURSDAY AT 104-106 ALABAMA AVENUE NEW ORLEANS OFFICE, 414 N. 0. 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, 1879. BACK TO THE FARM The back-to-the-farm movement is one that ought to be encouraged all over this country, in which the congestion of our cities is undesirable. It is the solution of the pressing problem presented by the army of un employed. A sufficient number of willing workers in the country, means that we will have food enough in peace and in war. Particularly invit ing, are the rural districts of Louisiana, where the fertility of the soil is unsurpassed. The richness of Louisiana land is so great that the scientists say that within walking distance of New Orleans, is to be found ground posessing all the elements which nourish crops to such an extent that it would pay to dig it up and sell it for fertilizer. In these days of rural mail delivery, telephones, automobiles and good roads, the country is not so isolated as it used to be. Country people are friendly, and it is easier to make a living "far from the mad ding crowd" and its keen competition. There is a demand for the service of industrious men on our farms. Horace Greely's famous advice to young men, "Go west and grow up with the country," if that great editor were alive to-day, would be changed to "Go South." Life inr the country is not only profitable, but it is especially health ful. And it develops brain power, as well as physical strength. Most of America's great men have come from the.country. Families that live in the city after a few generattons manifest a tendency to die out. "Cod made the country; man made the town," Too much cannot be said in praise of the beauty of nature, of which the city dweller is scarcely aware, there is delight in the contemplation of the good, green earth, the arched blue dome above, the quaint shapes of the clouds, the trees that seem so friendly to the fatigued or troubled spirit of man; and "there's a wind on the heath, brother. The young man who hears and heeds the "back-to-the-farm" call, will make no mistake. The country bred young man knows how to make a living in the country, a knowledge which his city cousin often envies him, The lure which makes Reuben come to town is not always one concerning the yielding to which he has reason to be proud, but, even is he be inspired by a worthy ambition, his chances are better in the country, where there is more room and more opportunity. The natural resources of Louisiana offer greater opportunities than any state in the Union, and Washington Parish offers the best in the state. PARKER'S BAD PLATFORM Last August the voters of Washington Parish were given an oppor tunity of expressing their desire regarding the holding of a Constitutional conventilon and it was overwhel minly defeated. In Bogalusa there were only 31 votes cast in favor of the convenItion. Now c('i:res Jno. M. Parker, Progressive candidate for governor, to this city and states that he pro)poses, if elected to the oflice, to call for a Constitutional Conven tion. Futhermore Mr. Parkter ronly wants 2: (leleiates at this c'onvention andti he wants the authority of saying how they shall be elected and what their occupation must be. Is'ot that line logic for a rllan who is denouncing bosses, to want to be the boss of the bosses ? It would make the socalled New Orleans "ring" hang their head in shame. Mr, Parker was with the bosses in the tight for a Constitutional convention. The rural districts of the state overcome the Parker et. al. bosses power and defeated the Constitutional Convention. Mr. Pleasant was lined up with the country folks and fought Mr. Parker the New Orleans press and ring. Now Mr. Parker wants us to understand that we did not know what we were doing and now he promises, if elected Governor, to cram a Constitutional Convention down our throat and pick the dele gates and we expect that if anyone had asked him who would be the delegates he would have told you that Dominick O. Malley, Marshall Ballard, Harry Fitzpatrick and others would be the men who would give us a new constitution. The trouble with Mr. Parker is that he has grown so fond of himself and his ideas that he thinks anything he says is al right and that anyone who does not agree with him should be attacked At the meeting, he also stated, that he wanted a short ballot This is what the short ballot means. Mr. Parker wants you to elect him governor and in in turn appoint all the other state officers from Secretary of State to Commissioner of Agriculture and of all the unadulterated greed for power, Mr. Parker outclasses and other so called stateman that we have ever knowin. BROUSSARD SHOWS COLORS Senator Broussard has shown his hand and would like to see Jno. M. Parker and his brother win in the election next mlonth. Mr. Broius sard was elected to the U. S. Senate on the Democratic ticket and now that he is needed( by his party ie h; as, shown his true colors. It took himi one hour and a half in the United St;ates ,elate to defend himself as a result of his inability to do, anl thin for hii constit lents, as explained by Senator Randsell when thle sugar taritt was uptlon, the senate and because Robt. Ewing succedde'l in having the law delayed three years, while Mr. Broussard could do notthing. Senators and IDemtnocrats like Broussard should be placed in the class where they belong and l \e ttbeliev\e that now those who supported hiill ini preference to Ex Gov. Saniders can inow see the mistake they have made. Don't forget that your per capita tax will be due on April 1. The sooner the taxes are paid that much earlier the streets of Bogalusa will be placed in a good condition. The situation in Mexico does not appear to have improved any during the past few days and indications are that if Villa is not captured _n a short time that very serious trouble may be expected. NECESSITY OF BOND ISSUE If Bogalusa is to continue to grow and prosper, it is necessary that the bond issue be voted and actual work started on the contemplated improvements. Bogalusa today is a city of 11,000 busy and happy citi zens. Probably less than half of these people are not being served with sewerage or water service. Nothing is more important than these two utilities and inasmuch as the charter of the city is such that no assur ance can be given the Great Southern Lumber Co., that in case they ex tend the water system that it will remain their property any length of time, you cannot blame them for not wanting to make the extension of the water system. The sanitary sewerage system is not a revenue pro ducer, and the present owners cannot be compelled to extend the sewer age system. Good water and sewer systems are far more important for the progress and welfare of the city than the average citizens considers. The only solution to the present situation is for the city to take over the properties and operate them as outlined. Almost two months ago, the tax payers of Bogalusa, in a Mass Meeting, voted to favor the bond issue as recommeded by the Citizens Investigation Committee, and while we admire the Commission Council for the position they have taken by wanting to make it practically unan imous we cannot see that their action is going to bring the bond issue to a realization any sooner. There never was a move for improvement that was not opposed by someone and if those who are opposed to the bond issue, and they are very few, will not take time to investigate every detail, then we cannot see that another delay of sixty days would help matters any. After the election is called, it cannot be held before 30 days and by the time the bonds are sold and other details are arranged we will be in the middle of the summer. New schools will be needed before next fall, and meanwhile, insurance is being renewed and no money saved. The sooner the bond issue is voted, the better it will be for Bogalusa and every citizen. Those who were inclined to believe that the bond issue would greatly increase their taxes, have since learned that the increase will be 35 cts. on the hundred dollars and will save them far more than that amount on insurance alone, besides enhancing the value of their property after water and sewer have been extended to every part of the city. Let's vote the bond issue and then get ready for other important matters that will do much towards making Bogalusa a city of 25,000 popdlation. MONEY AND ITS MAKING To make money is comparatively easy. To save it is more difficult. To make it grow is a problem. And not all of us are able to solve the problem. But if ever there was a time when we faced the opportunities for making money grow, that time is now. Everybody knows that the prosperity of the nation depends primari ly upon the farmer and his crops. If he plants in large acreages, and nature is good to him, his yield is bountiful, and he becomes the harbing er of an era of prosperity, When the farmer is plentifully supplied with funds he wants new machinery, and more machinery, and the making of these gives employ ment to millions of people. These people in turn have money to spend, and the merchant be gins to increase his volume of business, and gather in greater profits. And as it is with these, so it is all down the line, and extend into every industry and into every home. Last year the farmers of the country marketed the greatest crop in history, the total value ot the leading crops reaching the astounding figures of over $5,28!),000,000. This exceeds last year's yield by over .$115,Oi),000). The makiing of money by the people of this community the present year, willdepend greatlv upon the farmers of our community. If they increase their acreoge, the wealth of the community will be enchanced in proportion, an(l through the logical routine of barter and trade, it finds its way into every artery of town, farm and countryside. The season to come will witness a tremendous demand for farm pro ducts. The demand will come from every section of the globe, and the buyer pays in gold. For this reason, we urge upor every farmer the advisability, even the importance, of cultivating every possible foot of ground, even to the doubling of your acreage if such a thing be within the bonds of possi bility, The opportunity for making money is before you....the greatest you have ever seen, possibly greater than you will ever see again. You are our mainstay, our backbone, the one man upon whom we all depend, to whom we all turn as the child turns to its mother. Your success will be our success, your prosperity our prosperity, your advancement, our advancement. You are the man of the hour, and the opportunity is before you. The Country Press and Parker A HYPOCRITICAL CAMPAIGN In our opinion, there never was such a bold attempt to deceive Democrats by enemies of the party as is being made in certain quarters at this time. They are told that it is honorable to become traitors and bushwhactkers, or anything else, so i log as they support the Progressive Republican candidate for governor. l'hey are t,!d to call themselves I" udependent Demcrats." a con venient appellation, that they might then gather enough courage to stab their party under the pretext that they want to get rid of bossism. Now, every man who is not an idiot knows that every party under the sun has its political bosses-and Mr. Parker himself, judging from his speeches, would make "some boss"-so that the cry of bossism in the Democratic Darty is nothing more nor less than a delusion and a snare and Democrats should be ware.-St. Bernard Voice. WHOM THE GODS WOULD DES TROY. "Who the Gods would destroy, they first make mad" was an old adage of the ancients, and it can be appropriately applied to the Hon. John M. Parker, the Progressive-Re pmuhlicaa candidate for governor of Louisiana. Seeing that the loyal Democrats are standing firm and are not as lie so egotistically believed they would, falling over each other in their eagerness to climb into the political boat that he and his few friends are trying to hoodwink the people into believing, is named Democratic. but which in reality is and always has been Republican, he has grown peeved, and filled with chagrin and hatred, is striking in every direction like a blind snake at shedding time. He is mad clear through, and the further along he advances the madder he gets. His attact of madness, however, will begin to cool down on April the 19, and we feel sure that by the time h Dominick O'Mallev, Tile Item and D The Times-Picayune have had time to dig him out from under that great landslide of Democratic votes that will flop down on him on that 'f date, that he will certainly have f had time to cool off. If that doesn't take the egotism out of his system we are sure it will at least, make him more cautious in the future.... Farmville Gazette. FALSEHOODS, SPITE. The clap-trap gush given the readers of the Times-Picayune and The Item in regard to the political 1 situation in Louisiana, is not the truth, and few believe their long winded articles. They know these papers have never been Democratic in principle and have always fought the Democratic party, and that 7 nothing can be expected of them. The Item has fought Colonel Pleas ant for the reason that he has charged both the editor and publish er of that paper with some rather serious things and courts a trial so that he can prove them, but the Item has avoided it, and it is taking its spite out against him through its columns. Colonel Pleasant is going to be elected Governor of Louisiana without any doubt, and there is no one who knows it any better than these two mugwump papers.....Lake Providence Banner Democrat. THE CLOWN ALWAYS. Mr. Parker has gone up and down the State, and in the most specta cular manner has berated certain Deople, including all the newspapers that are not supoorting him. Like the clown, he attracts a crowd, and while he is performing, he holds their attention, but fails utterly, to seriously impress any considerable number of men who have the in terest of the state at heart. We believe he is harmless, and as long as he amuses and entertains, there is no serious objection to this con tinuous performance....Monroe News Star. THE SOUL ENSLAVED COEMING TO MAGIC CITY FHIDAY Beauty and talent, the rarest combination possible to find in this prosaic world, is seen to perfection in the Broadway Universal Feature five-reel drama, "A Soul Enslaved," will be shown at the Magic City tomorrow, Friday March 31st, 5 and 10c. Cleo Madison, the Universal star, is the personification of these two remarkable qualities. The story is a vital gripping his tory of a girl raised amid sordid surroundings, who early in her life chose the easiest path away from drudgery, later to raise herself from her environment through an honest love for a man, Miss Madison has portrayed in Jane a character destined to live in the annals of moving picture acting. Never in the silent drama has a more artistic interpretation of a role that could easily be made theatric and unpleasant be seen than Miss - Madison's handling of this difficult part. This absorbing story of the double moral standard stands alone in the picture field as a masterpiece - iin direction and acting. Lovers of motion picture acting will marvel at the splendor of the Sproduction and the finished acting of the star and her supporting cast. The story has never been surpassed and Cleo Madlison has stamnped her self as a director of unusal and ex ceptional ability in this the greatest Sof all Broadway Uniiiversal Features. SSunday ADril 3rd, 2-reel L.K.O. Scream "September Morning." e Council Meets Tuesday d The regular monthly session of s the Commission Council will be held , next Tuesday afternoon at 4 p m. d Several matters of importance will g most likely come before the meet e ing, one of which is the reduction ir of the rates of electric lights, FASHION ABOVE ALL TH Women Cannot Be Frightened Abandonment of What Hia Been Decreed. Tell a man that tight belts cause appendicitis and he loow.l belt at once. Warn him that. . hats make the hair fall out #I t carries his hat in his hand until can find a soft one to put on, is one of the striking differere tween men and women. You cannot scare a woz any such threat. It must be eu_. ries since women were told that sets would be the everlasting rin o them. But is there any deeras the use of these articles? None tha is indicated by the windows of the dry goods stores. Tight skirts ,e, bound to shorten their steps pe. nently. V-necks would invite ii with the most terrifying names. ] collars would weaken their reaisfgo to murderous germs. But what did the women think of these cautia ings ? About as much as you wOld think of the humming of a gnat They wore the tight skirts until they were blessed well ready to abanda_ them. They bared their necks to the wintry breezes as if there were an such thing. You may be sure tht. the fur collars will not come of M_ til they become unfashionable.-To ledo Blade. NICE TERMS "IIas Skinner's great wealth changed him ?" "A little. He's eccentric where used to be impolite, and sarcastit where he used to be rude." DEER TAKES AUTO RIDE Shoppers in the business section stopped and stared at a live deero ot on an automobile ride through tht city. It was the buck that has bes living with thle cattle in Frank Wey and's farm in Frankstown township for some time. Deputy game wardens captured it, boundl its legs and, placing it in the ear, hauled it to another section of the county and turned it loose.-- toona (Pa.) Dispatch Philadelphia Record. FORESEES HARD WINTERS. Abbe Moreaux, the French meteo ologist, says the world's rain cycle which, from his study of the sun's face, he predicted would begin in 1902, is now at an end. Forthenelt 26 years, beginning with the present one, he forecasts a series of hard win' ters, but is not sure that the eerie will be entirely unbroken. He is Un.. able to say just where in Europe the cold will be excessive, he annoOnc, but he expects France to experience many rigorous winters in this period. CAUSE FOR DIVORCL He-Here's a woman who co~n' plains because her husband boug* an automobile. His Wife--3Mean old thing! h didn't he buy hu r h one. too? VERY. He-Thcrr's a certain attractioa about the sea. She-I SilppOn it'S the girls. lIe-No. lThevrI, uncertain. DID HEGET IT? The Novl!ist--I 5s your brother, the architct . j:ut up any:thing lately?,v ''The I lum!nrit--lle Iput up aS 8 ful bluff v,,r l·t v to collect a bill. ARTISTIC CRITICISM. "What do yon think of those ch coal sketchl' of mine ?" "Seems too had to waste the cb' coal when fuel is so high." MODERN ARTILLERY' The disenarge of one of the ls4l cannon now in use is eti develop 25,000,000 horse powe.