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faiamitv Befell City,
, \xr v i '„„vnuorofl
Which Was unprepared
For Shock
jh n W' ft. Sullivan is dead!
jnnr.oncement was made in
g^Jasa about 9:20 last Thursday
which came as t
f rreuin«
which came as the greatest
that has ever visited Boga
t since its founding, and there was
it* citizen of Bogalusa who was
for the shock. The citizens of
alusa were of the opinion that she
^covering from the operation,
■ bad been performed the pre
Sunday, as well as could be
f The specialist had been
L her bedside all day and left on
fie afternoon train. Shortly after
Ifgfa about 6 o'clock, she began to
tjpf weaker and the end came at
1«. Sullivan and her mother,
: jjp. Caulkins, were at her bedside
! f j, en the end came, which apparently
iothout pain. Mrs. Sullivan was con
l icious until a short time before her
her last word being to an
lUßgujrng physician to the effect!
ijgt she was afraid that if she grew
' »Kb weaker that she would not re
Eefser. The last two or three words
«re indistinct.
The annuoncement of her untimely
iatb cast a gloom over this city,
! if bich affecied men and women, old
ai young, white and colored. Corn
rig here when the city was founded,
; spending the best part of her life
Yn building the city and
feras living conditions, having a
jfBCter which war, never excelled
Pie ao many fine qualities, occupying
position that perhaps was never
squalled by any womgn, one can
diiy understand what Mrs. Sulli
ant tb Bogalusa.
©ere was no poor family, child,
or nlan in Bogalusa, that did
get assistance, encouragement
! attention when their case was
bought to her attention. And she
rftok a delight in doing charitable
Knew and Loved Children
Mrs. Suhivan knew and loved chil
In, She knew more children in
Bogalusa than perhaps any group of
»omen. She knew them by their
(iven names and the children knew
sad loved Mrs. Sullivan. She knew
■my children better than she knew'
fteir parents and little tots who
to know her, invited her at
tention—which they always received
—because the children knew that she
There are many children
Bogalusa today whose conditions
Bave been greatly improved through
jib work of Mrs. Sullivan.
i".. Attire in Charity Work
There was perhaps no charitable
Wt m Bogalusa in which Mrs. Sulli
P* did not take an active part. She
.*** constantly in touch with those
*ho needed assistance, always seen
every case received proper at
t»n. Besides the charitable work
M just as active in patriotic and
re movements. Due to*her ef
the Society for Prevention of
to Children was established;
the Mothers' Honor Commission,
* werk was to look after the
end which has aeomplished
things. When the Bogalusa
were called to the Mexican
she suggested that the duties
P the Mothers' Honor Commission
BAtpanded as to look after the fam
i*ft behind and at the same time
not ïorget the boys who went
She was the first president of
W. C. A., which office she
•t the time of her death. With
duties she never complain
tince the entrance of the
States into the world war, she
the ladies' division and in the
*A*rty Loan drive she was chair
*f the ladies' committee.
* was active socially and events
•he attended were many. At
CT *nte she always went out
* Vay to make comfortable
®"**nt to those who might not
***ftly at home.
and Son Absent
Frank Sullivan her only
JP® is located at Camp Beaure
***" only daughter, Miss Eliza
V° was attending school in
fetk, were n ot at the
(C#0ti»ued on page eight)
I of
Funeral Service at
Home Was Brief
The funeral services over the re
mains of Mrs. W. H. Sullivan at the
; fami,y home were brief and were de -
voted largely to a eulogy of what
- 1
Mrs. Sunivan was as a wife, and !
mother. They consisted of a|
male quartette my Messrs. B. D. j
Talley, J. S. McLemore, J. L. Gour-j
ley and W. J. Willoughby. The Rev. |
J. E. Brakefield read the Scripture j
lesson, which was the Twenty-third j
The eulogy was pronounced by. Mr. j
Townsley, who pointed out thatj
Mrs. Suilivan was a devoted mother
and self-sacrificing wife and the very
fountain and inspiration of ideals and
hopes in the home. He showed how
her noble, unselfish life was the un-j
failing inspiration and joy of qyery
member cf the family, and of how,
although she was in a sense the
mother of the entire city of Boga
lusa, she never permitted these duties
to interfere with those of her fam
ily. He pointed out that many of
the acts of generosity and municipal
pride of Mayor Sullivan were largely
due to her thoughtful suggestion
and unfailing interest in the peo
j pie of Bogalusa. The speaker stated
that she was always the angel in the
sick room, the consoler of every
troubled heart, and the friend
every troubled heart, and the friend
of everybody. He referred to her
home life as a beautiful example of
motherly devotion and maternal love,
which have served to make America a
great country of noble mothers and
devoted wives.
In closing he commended the sor-
rowing ones to the care of the great
physician, Who is able to heal all
wounded spirits and bind up every
broken heart.
Mr. Cooke Here; Will
Remain Several Days
Walter P. Cooke, President of the
Great Southern Lumber Co., and the
N. O. G. N. R. R. arrived in Bogalusa !
last Thursday evening to spend sev-.
eral days. He arrived in time to be
at Mrs. Sullivan's bedside before her
death, and being a lifelong friend of
the family, pave them much comfort.
Mr. Cooke remained until yesterday
afternoon, when he left for New
Orleans. He was accompanied on the
trip by Walter S. Ayers, of Chicago,
who is looking after development of
the cut-over lands here.
A special train was run over the
N. O. G. N. from Jackson Miss., to
Bogalusa Sunday to bring a party of
relatives from Buffalo, N. Y. here to
attend the funeral of Mrs. W. H.
Sullivan. They were the mother,
sister and brother of Mr. Sullivan,
Mrs. Margaret Sullivan. Mr. and
Mrs. Fred Sullivan and Mrs. Jr.o.
Gray. Mrs. J. F Peters, the only
sister of Mrs. Sullivan arrived Sat-
urday evening.
On Sunday morning it was an
nounced that the colored acquaint
ances çf the late Mrs. W. H. Sullivan
would be welcome to view the re
mains as they lay in state at the
home and between 400 and 500 col
ored citizens called between the
hours of 9:30 and 12 o'clock.
Hundreds of Visitors
Attended Funeral
Owing to the fact that a majority
of the homes of Bogalusa entertain-
ed guests who were here to attend
the funeral of Mrs. W. H. Sullivan
Sunday, the Enterprise was not able
to secure but a few of the out of
town guests. Every community in
Washington, St. Tammany Parishes
and Pearl River and Marion Counties,
Mississippi, had scores of citizens in
attendance, while many were here
from New Orleans.
Major and Mrs. L. F. Guerre at
tended the funeral services of Mrs.
W. H. Sullivan, arriving Saturday
and returning to Camp Beauregard
The above is a splendid of Mrs. Elizabeth Sulli
van, which is the most recent' photograph of her.
who was known and loved by every citizen of
In an hour like this human words
however earnest and sincere, are a
mere sounding of brass and a tinkling
cymbal. When our spirit are sorely
chastened, and our hearts are bleed
ing, no mortal man is able to give
comfort save the "Man of Galilee.'*
We are prone on occasions like to in
dulge in fulsom eulogies and extrava
gant statements, in paying tribute to
the sainted dead. But, however
seeming extravagant the statements
concerning the great life of our de- j
parted friend, sister and mother, they ;
are no more than the candid and!
sober truth, which is the echo of
every sorrowing heart in this city.
That which we call human charact
er is so subtle and so eseorteric that
it is no easy task to form a ju3t
estimate at that period which we call
"death.'' No living man however
shrewd and great is able to estimate
the many startling virtues, the lofty
ideals and noble and queenly traits
of the character of her, who has lived
among us. When an emminent
statesmen and orator was asked to
pronounce the eulogy at the grave :
of one of our most accomplished ex
presidents of the U. S„ the orator,
refused with these words, "No man is !
able to estimate the noble and great I
character of our departed friend until
he has been dead one hundred years."
And so today when it is laid upon
me the« solemn duty of paying a lov
ing tribute and forming a just esti
mate of the beautiful Christian char
acter that has lived among *. us dur
ing these years and who had mere
to do in the building of the City of
Eogalusa than any other one person,
my answer is, "we must await the
verdict of posterity if we would real
ly appreciate this beautiful and sub
lime character." '
That hers was a most lovable and
affectionate nature happily endowed
with all those beautiful traits that
go to make a well rounded and sy
metrical character, no one can deny.
Her sympathies were not bounded
by the narrow ties of family, creed
or nationality, but they were as
broad and cosmopolitan as the human
race. The only question that oc
curred to her in ministering to her
fellowman was, "Does this person
need my help?" The answer and
vesponse were always as ready and
as full a3 her noble and overflowing
Some of us are fond of ministering
to our loved ones and friends, but
here was a woman who not only
ministered to those of her family clr
cle and personal friends, but whose
chief delight and constant joy were
found in ministering to »God's poor.
Nor was her service given under the
species guise of charity. Such were
an insult and sacrilige to call her
j Phonal 2 nd loving ministrations of
; ^P^hy and comradeship. Unlike
other S0C!al service workers she did
not do her work through channels of
organized charity, but with her own
hands and with her noble heart did
she constantly, in season and out of
season, minister to the sick and
If it wa3 said of George Washing
ton that he was "First in war, first in
peace and first in the hearts of his
how much more can
it be said of our dear sister Elizabeth
Caulkins Sullivan that she was first
in joy, first in sorrow and first in
: tbe bearts everybody. Where is
the man who calIed in vain to her for
a friend? The Presence of this tre
! men 'Jous throng and mightj. mult:
I tude w5th wee P in * e >' es and b ™ kca
bearts « is a most fitting and eloquent
tribute to your appreciation of our
noble like.
Nature had endowed her with a
strong body, a strong mind and a
noble heart. Seldom does one sec n
more well rounded, well poised and
symetrical character than was hers.
Richly endowed with physical, intel
lectual and spiritual charms, is it
any wonder that she immediately cap- 1
tivated and held everyone coming !
under the spell of her magnetic per-;
sonality? Hers was one of those,
sun-crowned, rare and radiant (
natures that Heaven occasionally'
lends to Eearth. She was a century !
plant. Such noble souls are God's !
richest gift to transform earth into j
Heaven and to make this world a !
decent place to live in.
Had she chosen to become a wo- ;
man with a career in the field ofj
art, literature or music, no one
doubts that she would have attained ;
the same signal success as she did
in the circles that she choose. But the
(Continued on page two)
5 Trucks Required
To Carry Flowers
Never has the State of Louisiana
witnessed^euch a floral offering as the
one sent here in tribute to the mem
ory of Mrs. Elizabeth F. Sullivan.
It required five trucks to carry the
flowers from the family residence to
the cemetery, an express car to haul
the flowers to Bogalusa and almost
seven truck loads from the depot to
the residence. There were 130 set
Perhaps the love and affection the
poor of Bogalusa had for Mrs. Sulli
van was best shown in the floral of
fering, for there were bouquets,
picked from the gardens, while the
orphans and some poor children ,who
were so greatly attached to her,
raised a neat sum and purchased a
beautiful floral design. Of all the
floral offerings, these stood out con
spicuously of the love and esteefn in
which they held her.
So great was the demand for flow
ers in New Orleans for the occasion
that the supply wa3 completely ex
hausted and after shipments had
been made from nearby cities to the
New Orleans florists, they were un
able to fill many orders. Those who
sent offerings were as follows:
Mr. and Mrs. Chas.I. James, Mr. G.
B. Auburtin, Mrs. Hampton Rey
nolds, Albert Mdfckie Company, Ltd.,
Mr. A. F. Hert, Mr. and Mrs. Walter
C. Wright, Mr. Wm. L. Peters, Mr. J.
W. Trounce, Mr. Theodore Grüne
wald, S. J. B. and W. H. Nalty, Sal
man Family, Bogalusa Grocery &
Grain Co., Washington Bank & Trust
Co., Meridian, Miss., (No name), Mr.
and Mrs. G. M. Swain, Mr. M. K.
Pearce and family, Mr. and Mrs. A.
N. Dobbs, Mr. and Mrs. C. S. Moss,
Bogalusa Stores Company, Bogalusa
Paper Company, Dr. and Mrs. E .Z.
Lafferty, Mothers' Honor Commis
sion, Mr. G. H. Wilcox, Louisiana
Fibre Board Co., Mr. and Mrs. H. B.
Woodcock, Stri and Mrs. K.
ard. Postoffice force, Dr. and Mrs. J.
H. Slaughter, Mr. and Mrs. Frank P.
Cassidy, Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Archer,
Mr. and Mrs. L. M. Pool, Mr. and
Mrs. Edward Marx, Mrs. Florence
Goodyear Daniels, Eastman-Gardiner
Lumber Company, Mr. Fred A. Lehr.
Mr. Geo. U. Borde, Mr. Wm. M.
Cady, Mr. R. A. Long, Dr. and Mrs.
M. L. Oliver, J. J. White Lumber Co.,
Mr. and Mrs. L. Saux, Mr. and Mrs. F.
T. Rowell, Executive Committee and
Direçtor, National Lumber Manufac
turers' Association, Chicago, 111.,
Thomas Giordano, Mrs. Dolores
Schaeffer, Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Ames.
Y. W. C. A., Joseph R. Simnjons, P.
P. O. Elks, Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Ma
gee, Bogalusa Business Girls' Club,
Dr. and Mrs. C. E. Gill, Merchants
of Columbia Street, Mr, and Mrs. E.
R. Belton, Mr. and Mrs. Jno. T. Wil
liams, Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Hanley.
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Thompson, Jr.,
Young Men's Christian Association,
First State Bank, Mr. H. E. Baum
garten, Pine Tree Inn, Southern Pine
Emergency Bureau, Mr. C. J. Webre,
Mr. C. S. Haggerty, Mr. Phillip A.
Rogers, Directors of Marine Bank
& Trust Co., Mr. and Mrs. G. H.
Wood, Women's Benefit Association
of the Macabees, Mr. J. C. Mills, The
Colored Citizens of Bogalusa, Eastern
Star, Bogalusa Camp Fire Girls, Mr.
and Mrs. B. M. Miller, Mr. and Mrs.
C. W. Seabury, Members of F. & 4.
M. , Mr. and Mrs. Walter P. Cooke,
Nurses of Bogalusa Hospital, Mr. and
Mrs. D. T. Cushing, Mr. and Mrs.
G. A. Townsend, Mr. and Mrs. J.„K.
Casidy, Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Wade, Mr.
Chas. Edgâr, Major A. M. Cooks.
Mr. A. F. Olsen, Directors N. O. G.
N. Railroad, G. S. L. Company, power
plant, G. S. L. Company, electric em
ployees, Mechanical Department of
N. O. G. N. Railroad, G. S. L. Com
pany, office employees, General Man
ager, G. S. L. Company, Assist.
Treasurer's office, G. S. L. Company,
employees of logging department, Mr.
W. J. Sowers, Mr. and Mrs. F. L.
Sanford, International Harvester Co.,
New Orleans Underwriters Agency.
», „ . ,,
The T.xa, Oil Company Major and
l tr % L ', F r Gu "™; H,be " ,: ' B * at
4 Tn ? C % Wo °f'™ Cmtto, CH
prêts Grove No^ 93, Grandma Cro-j
cnsl. Boaa;»» TarpenGne Company, ;
Mr. ar.J Mr3. W. M. Burke, City of
3 °f ! r- o"F M - E i, ?"" h '
and Mr,. Rathbone DeEuys, Mr.
Dodd. Missionary Society Methodist '
Cnurc-h, Lad.es Aid Society of M. E
____u « ____, ,
Church, Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Wuescb
d' w • nI ?V- *;
D. W. Nichols. Mr. Max. J. C<m°«ll,
(Continued on page eight)
Funeral of Mrs. Sullivan
Held Here Last Sunday
The funeral services of Mrs. W.
H. Sullivan, which were held" here
Sunday was marked by simplicity
and it was estimated that between
G,500 and 7,000 persons attended the
services. Following the service at
the family residence, mention of
which is made in another column,
the procession to the grave was a
most unusual one. Citizens in every
walk of life, scores of visitors, old
and young, formed the sad proces
sion which was over a mile in length
Owing to the fact that the honor
ary pall bearers could not include
all of the many friends, none were
selected, only active pall bearers act
ing and who were department heads
of the Great Southern Lumber Co.,
and their allied interests, and were
J. H. Casidy, W. B. Archer, D. T.
Cushing, G. A. Townsend, M. L.
Wuescher, H. B. Woodcock, C. D. Al
tick, G. H. Whelan, W. C. Fland
ers, yty. S. Gardner, Leopold Saux,
Dr. E. E. Lafferty, Dr. J. H. Slaught:
er, J. A. Spekenhier, C. J. Wade and
W. S. Hanley. '
When the procession passed Austin
street at Alabama avenue there were
10J automobiles in line and scores
SL* 60 ?-?. ? wing to the fart
that only a limited number coulrf
gain admittance at the home, a steady
stream of people began going to the
cemetery an hour and a half before
the service.
At the -grave Mr. Chalmers read
the following ritual: "Man that is
bom of woman is of few days and
full of trouble. He cometh forth like
™ a " d
"In the midst of life we are in
death ; of whom may we seek for suc
cor, but of thee, O Lord, who for
our sins art justly displeased?
"Yet, O Lord God, most holy, O
Lord most mighty, O holy and most
merciful Saviour, deliver us not into
the bitter pains of eternal death.
"Thou knowest, Lord, the secrets
of our hearts; shut not thy merciful
ears to our prayers, but spare us,
Lord most holy, O God most mighty,
O holy and merciful Savious, Thou
most worthy Judge eternal, suffer us
not at our last hour for any pains
of death to fall from Thee."
Mr. Townsley consigned the body
to the earth in the following words:
"Forasmuch as the spirit of our
deceased sister hath returned to God
who gave it, we therefore commit her
body to the ground, earth to earth,
ashes to ases, dust to dust; looking
for the general resurrection in the
last day, and the life of the world
to come, through our Lord Jesus
Christ; at whose second coming in
glorious majesty to judge the world,
the earth and the sea shall give up
their dead ; and the corruptible bodies'
of those who sleep in him shall be
changed, and made like until His own
glorious body, according to the
mighty working whereby he is able
to subdue all things unto Himself"
Then the speaker remarked: "The
following Scripture is especially ap
plicable to the beautiful life that has
gone from us:
"I heard a voice from heaven say
ing unto me, write, blessed are the
dead which lie in the Lord from
henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit tlut
they may rest from their labors."
Male quartette: Messrs. B. D.
Talley, K. I. Bean, J. S. MeLemo'e,
and W. J. Willoughby. Title: Beauti
ful Isle of Somewhere."
Rev. Townsley delivered the
eulogy at the grpve which is repre
duced in full in this issue.
The Rev. Brakefield offered the
following closing prayer:
"Almighty God. we thank Thee for
^ „ „j Thy crace . Tboo
|e»er within us to oomfon and to con
m! , and to hra! our broken heart,,
Le . Thy rMt tWs
day . Giva as Thy
in our weakness and to eomfort
in OW »orrow. Let Thy Holy
waW , as to mo Ttty goofea^
bitter ex
pray Thee,
and ena
___ _ .
.and Iny mercy in every br
. t», 3
.penence of l:fe. Bless, we prs
oar sorrowing friends
«. "nAi? .nd ,™. Tlwllhi.
ja7 . M a; they know and fool tfcit
Thou art their Father and tlfct Thou

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