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Entered as secoind-class matter lwcmnl,er 31. 1914. at the Postoffice at Bogalusa
Louisiana. under the Act of March 3. 1579.
Is there a man in Bogalusa who would not like to see the city grow
and prosper? Is there a tax payer in Bogalusa that has children who I
would not like to see better schools? Is there a property owner in Boga
lusa who would not like to have his property protected from fire and I
have the insurance reduced from 25 to 33 1-3 per cent? Is there a man in
Bogalusa who does not believe that every section of the city is entitled i
to good sanitary sewerage system and water service? We do not be
lieve there is a man in Bogalusa who would say that he wanted to F
oppose any of the above things which means a greater, better and hap
pier Bogalusa. Yet, if you are opposed to the bond issue, you are against "
all of the above. As was stated in these columns a few weeks ago
there never was a progressive move where there was not opposition to it I'
They will tell you that obey are not opposed to the prupositions but that
they object to some of the plans and details. The question and necessi- A
ty of the bond was discussed for months before the mass meeting was
held. At the Mass Meeting everyone was invited to ask any questions F
desired. Since the mass meeting there has not been a week that the ne
cessity of the bond issue, with the details, were not discussed through the
press of the city. These has been talked wherever men meet yet we are
sorry to state there are a few who are not heartily in favor of the bond
issue and meanwhile they are not taking the trouble to make an investi
gation to ascertain all the facts and benefits to be derived from a bond
issue. Good time is being lost and if we are to wait until those who do
not favor the bond issue favor it there is no assurance that twenty
years from now the conditions will be any different than toda.y.
An invitation has been extended to all who do not clearly under
stand every detail of the bond issue to call upon the mayor or members
of the Council for facts and if they do not avail themselves of the
opportunity we are in favor of having the election called at the earliest
possible date. The bond issue is not a political or personal question.
It is simply a necessity for a greater and better Bogalusa, and the sooner
the question is settled that much sooner will Bogalusa start on other
things which will make it a city of 25,000 population,
During the past few weeks the average voter has heard a great deal Ci
about the short ballot. We do not believe that the average voter knows Si
what is meant when he advocates a short ballot a recommended by Mr. at
Jno. M. Parker. A short ballot means that you are to elect a Governor,
in this case, and let the Governor then appoint his Secretary of State, (e
Attorney General, the Auditor of State, the State Treasurer, Register of ai
State Lands, the Commissioner of Agriculture and Lieut. Governor. of
Give such a politican as Jno, M. Parker the authority to appoint men at
men to fill these officers, connected with the patronage already at the u
power of the Governor and he will build up a machine in a few months that m
would make the now so called ring look like a crowd of "downs and outs."
Suppose that some candidate for Judge would advocate such a thing. in
That if elected he wanted the power to appoint the District Attorney, s
Sheriff, Representative, Assessor, Treasurer, Clerk of the Court and mem- hE
bers of the Police Jury. you would think that he wanted to build up a j r
machine that could be'busted." Yet this is the very thing that Mr p
Parker wants to do only on a more elaborate scale. Elect Mr. Parker to r
the office of Governor and pass such a bill and Mr. Parker will be a Czar
and Louisiana will be a second Russia.
We believe that if the voter will consider Mr. Parkers short ballot
and Constitutional Convention in the manner in which he himself has
presented it that he cannot afford to take any chances of casting his vote
for Mr. Parker at the election on April 18th. When such politicans as
Mr, Parker have the audacity to try and put over such Rooseveltian ideas su
it is time the voters of Louisiana were preparing to give him a vote that m
will unquestionably convince him that we do not want to make Louisi- ar
ana a second Russia. A vote for Mr. Parker at the coming election W
means a vote in favor of a Constitutional Convention higher taxes and
a short ballot.VI
Mr. Parker says that if elected governor he will give us a "Business re
Mans Administration." New Orleans has not recovered from the last ot
"Business Mens" proposition which held a few days racing meet and se
made over $100,000 which they split among the directors. n
Jno. M. Parker is said to be a nice man, and a good citizen but
what has that to do with making a governor who can accomplish noth
ing for the state with both a Democrat House and Senate.
Have you stopped to consider that this would be ideal weather to be gi'
extending the water and sewerage system to all parts of the city ?
Good Morning! Have you paid your per capita tax ?
Master Plumber
G. W. Anderson, the well known
plumber, reports good business but
always in position to give you good
service and the lowest prices. When
you need a plumber call for him.
Phone 450 or address P. 0. box 398
Birthday Dinner
Mrs. G. D. Tipler entertained ai
number of relatives and friends
Saturday evening in honor of her
husbands birthday. The dining
room was tastefully decorated and
a delightful dinner was served.
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Ruffin G. Pleasant
Fernand Mouton
Jas. J. Bailey
Paul Capdeville
Henry Hunsicker
For Supt. of Public Education
T. H. Harris
A. V. Coco
Fred J. Grace
For Commissioner of Agriculture
Harry D. Wilson
Delos R. Johnson
J. S. Settoon
T. E. Bennett
M. A. Thigpen
J. E. Bateman
S. E. Morris
Dr. J. L.Brock
W. C. Meeting
Cypress Grove No. 93, Woodmen
Circle, held there regular meeting at
Starns Hall with a large crowd in
The members surprised their
beloved Guardian, Mrs. Albert F.
Schrimpf, with a beautiful ring with
an emblem of the order and a set
of siver spoons as a token of love
and esteem for her faithful and
untiring service and loyalty to the
members. The presentation speech
was made by the clerk, Mrs. V. J.
Ledoux. The Guardian responded
in an eloquent manner, it being
such a surprise to her she could
hardly find words to express her
gratitude to the many Soverigns
present. After the meeting, dainty
refreshments was served tq the
large number in attendance.
Antonio De Cuire Dead
Antonio De Cuire, better known
in Bogalusa as "Tony" who was
employed at David's Ratskeller
succumbed to an attack of pneu
monia last Friday morning, after
an illness of only a few days. He
was 66 years of age and came to
Bogalusa about 4 years ago. He is
of Spanish decent, being born in
Vera Cruz, Mexico. Four children
survive, Robert and Albert of Bo
galusa, and two daughters, one
residing in New Orleans and the
other in Glenmore, La. The funeral
services were held Sunday after
Card of Thanks
I wish to thank the Soverigns of
Cypress Grove No. 83, Woodmen
Circle, for the beautiful presents
given me at our last meeting.
Mrs. Albert F. Schrimpf.
Work At Colonial
Work remodeling the Colonial
Hotel is progressing nicely, and it
is expected that all work will be
completed by the end of the week.
or the first of next, and that by
April 15th the hotel will be ready
to open its doors to the public.
Manager O'Brien promises to make
it an attractive and homelike place'
The Married lifeof H len and Warren
Originator of "Their Married Lfe." Author of "The
Journal of a Neglected WIfe," "I e Woman Alone," etc.
At Midnight Mrs. Colburn, Terrifi d and Hysterical, Runs
Down to Their A.artment
(Copyright, 191 by the cClaur Newspaper Syndicate.)
A telegram! It was after 11-nothc
ing else would come so late.
With the
thrilled alarm and
expectancy that a
telegram arouses,
Helen turned on
the hall light and
opened the door.
Instead of a
blue-coated mee
senger there stood
Mrs. Colburn in
bare feet, her hair
down, and only a
kimono over her
: nightgown.
A frightened
glance over her
shoulder, and she
Mabel H. Urner. darted in, closed
the door, locked
and leaned against it, trembling with
and terror.
"Don't let him in!" hysterically. "If
be comes after me---oh, don't let him
Without stopping to question her,
Helen drew her into her room, and
snatched from the closet a bathrobe
and slippers.
"Come over here by the radiator.
You shouldn't have come down those
stone steps in your bare feet!" Helen's
voice was soothingly matter of fact.
"Oh, I didn't have time-I was in
bed when he came in!" incoherently.
"I'm afraid of him! Oh, I can't go
back-I'm never going back!"
"I wouldn't talk about it now," wrap
ping the robe around her. "Get warm
first; you're chilled through. Would
you like a little brandy?"
"No-no," with shuddering revul
sion, for alcohol was the cause of her
husband's brutality. "Oh, you won't i
let him in-say that you won't!"
"Of course not," reassuringly, "but
hell not come down here. If he's 1
been drinking, he won't want us to
see him."
"Oh, he wouldn't care. He doesn't I
care for anything when he's like this.
Look!" baring her arm to a purple I
bruise on the white skin. "Oh, what
ever he says-you won't let him in?"
"I told you I wouldn't! Wait, I'll
tell Mr. Curtis. No, keep that around
you-you're shivering."
Ever since the night Mr. Colburn
had shot himself, Helen had been
vaguely apprehensive; and now Mrs.
Colburn's dramatic appearance seemed
but the culmination of her fears.
That Warren would be strongly op
posed to getting mixed up in any fam
ily trouble Helen knew, and she ap- (
proached him with much misgiving. t
"Dear, it's Mrs. Colburn! He's been I
drinking again-she's afraid he'll come
after her. We-we mustn't let him in
if he does."
"Why on earth did she come down
he.'e?" sternly. "To rope us into a 1
family row?" t
"She doesn't know anyone else in I
the house. She says he's wild-he
drove her out in her bare feet!" "
"Huh, one of these hysterical wom
en! Don't know much about Colburn., E
but from what I've seen of him he I
seems to be a fairly decent sort."
"She says he is-except when he's I
drinking. You know that night he I
tried to kill himself-" 1
"What's she going to do? She
can't stay here all night."
"Yes, she can-in my room! We'll
have to let her stay! Oh, what's ,
that?" as the bell rang clamorously. i
"How do you know its he?"r I
brusquely shaking her off. E
From the shadowy hall Helen lie.
tened tensely as he opened the door.
"Is Mrs. Colburn here?" It was the
night-elevator boy.' "Mr Colburn
would like to see her."
"Very well, I'll give her the meoo
sage," gruffly slamming the door.
Infinitely relieved, Helen ran back I
to Mrs. Colburn, who was crouching I
by the radiator in wide-eyed terror.
"He only sent the elevator boy,"
soothingly. "You see, he's not com- t
I ing himself-I knew he wouldn't Now I
lie down; you're all a-quiver."
But she was still pathetically agi- 1
"I'll heat you a glass of milk. That's t
quieting, and maybe after a while you
can get a little sleep."
"Sleep? You think I can sleep?
Oh!" with a convulsive start as the 7
phone trembled out alarmingly shrill a
in the night quiet. "Oh, that's he--I
-know it is! I won't speak to him," <
hysterically, "I can't!"
Warren was taking down the re
ceiver when Helen ran in with a whis- 1
pered, "Say she's all unstrung! She
can't come to the phone!"
"Nice mess ycu're getting us in." a
Then sharply, "Hello! . . . Yes. c
. . . Mrs. Colburn can't come to a
the phone now. She's ill-Mrs. Curtis
has her in bed. She'll be up as soon C
as she feels better," abruptly cutting '
off. t
From the door of Helen's room Mrs.
Oolburn had listened terrorized.
"He'll come down himself next," t
frantically. "Oh, I know he will!"
"If he does, you won't have to see t
him," Helen assured her. "Now try I
to get quiet-try to relax. You're only d
working yourself up." K
Helen brought her the warm milk,
bat she was too thoroughly unstrung I
• . .  .,  ,
to ,be calmed by so mild a sedative.
Huidled in a corner of the couch, she
) Wou'd not evye li down. Yet the bit
tern ess she had felt for her husband
was gradually changing to a consum
ing anxiety.
"Oh, if-if anything should happen!
If h 3 should try to-Oh, he's desper
ate enough to do anything-and he's
up 'there all alone!"
"But you say it's only at you that
he gets so enraged! Now that he's
aloae-he'll quiet down."
'"If I could be sure of that! But he
was so violent-he might-" Then
impulsively, "Wouldn't Mr. Curtis go
up--just for a moment?'
"I don't know," doubtfully, feeling
it would be difficult to persuade War
ren to such an errand.
P"t as Mrs. Colburn's anxiety grew
to a sort of frenzy, Helen reluctantly
consented to ask him.
"How long's this going to keep up?"
he demanded irritably, as Helen came
into the library. I'd like to get to
bed some time before morning."
"Dear, now she's afraid he'll do
something desperate. You know he
did try to kill himself. Couldn't you
go up-just to see if he's all right?"
"No, I couldn't," raspingly. "What
excuse have I got for butting in?"
"But if he's been drinking, he
"Well, he's not too drunk to resent
my blowing in this time of night.
What could I say? I'd feel like a
"If anything should happen! She
says he's just in the mood-Oh, War
ren, do go! You're always so tactful
-y u'll know what to say!"
A: last, with grumbling unwilling
nes ;, Warren started for the door.
",vice job you've handed me. I'll
feel like a fool, I tell you," as he
bang !d out with angry emphasis.
In what condition would he find
Mr. (olburn, wondered Helen uneas
ily. Would he be violent and abu
sive? Would he resent Warren's in
terfe "ence?
M s. Colburn, every nerve taut, was
wal ing with feverish apprehension
for Warren's return. It seemed an
hou' before they heard his heavy
step in the hall.
"F e's all right," as Helen met him
anxi usly. "I got him to bed; he'll
slee) it off by morning."
".Did he say anything? Did he send
any message to-her?"
"I:ot a word. We didn't talk about
it, ;Fe said his nerves had gone back
on him, and he'd been drinking a lit
tle too much. He's not a bad sort.
I'll wager she's one of these hysteri
cal women-drive any man to drink."
"Warren, that's not true. She's
done everything for him."
"Huh, throws a fit every time he
has a couple of beers. I know the
type, Now, here's where we turn in!
I've got to work tomorrow."
With feverish intensity Mrs. Col
burn started up as Helen entered.
"Mr. Curtis has put him to bed. He
said he'll sleep it off-that he'll be all
right in the morning."
"Oh!" with a sob of relief. ,Then
raising her eyes dark-ringed with suf
fering, "Do-do you think," faltering
ly, "that I ought to go up?"
"That's something you must decide
for yourself," gently.
"Oh, it's always like this-I always f
weaken. I've started to leave him a
dozen times-and I always go back.
Even now I'm wondering if he's cov
ered up--if he won't take cold." b
"I know, it's the mother instinct- -
every woman has it Yes," musingly, I
"perhaps y'ou'd better go back-you'll c
be more content. And after this,"
Helen tried to say it hopefully, "it
may not happen again." t
"Oh, I don't delude myself any 8
more," with weary bitterness. "It'll
happen again. It'll keep on happen
ing, until be-"
"You mustn't think that. Some1
times just by thinking we-. No, p
keep that robe around you." s
Helen followed her to the door, and
waited until she disappeared up the
dimly lit stairs that wound around
the elevator shaft. Then from above
came the faint sound of a closing
When she finally crept into bed
Warren was asleep. She tried not to
awaken him, but he turned over heav- f
ily, with a muttered, "Well, has she
quieted down?"
"Dear, she's gone back."
"Huh," contemptuously, "got over
her heroics, eh? What about her
'never going back,' and all that rot?" e
Helen did not answer. Anything
she could say would only arouse his
combativeness, and just now she
shrank from his cynical comment.
As she lay there watdhing the white
curtain flutter out in the darkness, she
was picturing Mrs: Colbuirn, tucking c
the covers about her wine-drugged
It was the mother love that had
taken her back-the feeling of his
need of her. Having no children, all
the maternal instinct had gone out to
her husband. And whatever hi:
drunken brutality, whatever her mo- Ii
mentary rebellion, HIelen knew that
instinct would be strong enough to
keep her with him.
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In the Electrical World there Ib
a story of how the Germans supplieiI
the allies with electricity for sinee
months without being aware of t
fact. When the Germans first oCfr
pied Lille, while the allied troopj
held possession of Armentieres neaU
by, the soldier-engineers of the hi.;
ser's army discovered the abandon
Lille electric lighting plant, and, ws
ording to the story toll by a Britii
soldier in a letter home, shortly bad:
the generators running and the town
again lighted by electricity. It VI
some months, however, before te
Gernmans discovered that tle ile
lighting system was also connecfrd
with Armentiercs, and that a good
share of the energy generated inside
the Teuton lines was being used tl
light the allies' quarters and troo .
tents in the neighboring city.
"Jobson seems to be a thrifty
"So he is, but I think he srf1:
;t to an extreme."
"How is that?"
"He's not content to make bot.
ends meet. Hie wants them to lip
Lady Customer-What kind C
:cards do you resommend for calliPt
Clerk (absently)-Four seei i
the time.
Jinks-IHow did you get in
habit of eating raw meat?
Jenks (a joker)-I married ,,d~
woman and couldn't !ford a oo ,

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