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AND AMERICAN VOLUME 4. BOGALUSA, LOUISIANA, THURSDAY, JULY 25, 1918. Number 30. SULLIVAN ■TO TAKE UP HER MOTHER'S WORK ßl Continue Work Which Mrs. Sullivan Was So pevoted To T BoffalBS* citizens will be greatly in the announcement that llteBetty Sullivan has been elected l*dhas accepted the presidency of I to Mothers' Honor Commission, the I*L organization which was estab fLj by Mrs. Sullivan which ac ifoplUhed so much for the poor and l of Bogalusa. Following is the pondence that passed between Î Mothers' Honor Commission offi lW d Mi»» Sullivan: Bogalusa, La., July .20, 1918. [jpg ggjty Sullivan, T Bogalusa, La. I Dear Betty : 1 a meeting (called) of the Moth f^gonor Commission, we were talk f ju about just how we could do with * ; your dear Mother to work with ft know she would have been pad to see you doing the work she (laved, and want to ask you if you jgt act as our president? ^ffhen your name was suggested, were unanimously elected to the honored office and hope you will •*pt as we need you so much, fith love and affection to you and in your saddest hours. Most sincerely, LULA BELTON, Secretary, Mothers' Honor Commission. you Bogalusa, La., July 20, 1918. In Lua Belton, Secretary, Mothers' Honor Commission, Bogalusa, La. 9ht Mia. Belton: sving addressed myself to you, I to wonder what there is I can 'that will express in the smallest the great pride and abject j I feel .over the profound hon all have done me. There is _But 'tis said that expres tta by deed is far more convincing hu expression by word, so I shall lued the advice of sages and devote myself to showing by actual demon my deep, deep appreciation 9 # this. I feel sure you will under hand with what hesitancy I accept -end yet how readily. I feel that I vint my life to be an expression of ny k>ve for Mother: I do most eagerly desire to carry on the work iht loved, and while I realize that I lack all the qualifications she pos Mtted, save a sincere willingness and ml love for the work, I feel sure Meat her loving spirit will direct and " me. am so young—so entirely un ' of holding such a responsible among all you experienced J worthy women I know so lit tle, I have so much to learn, that 1 feel very, very humble indeed. I &afl need very much help, very much sdvice—you all must be patient with P» v . t Yon have made me happy indeed, "father feels scarcely less honored than l. And I am sure that Mother Is Mtjoicing over this generous, fetttiful act of yours. I shall try tty very, very best to keep you all from regretting it—ever. Most sincerely, BETTY SULLIVAN. -W.S.S. leasant Thinks Amendment'll Pass Yhst ratification of the national! JM«kibition amendment will pass thei BjteB* at the special session of the ®tete legislature, commencing August ^ tt the belief expressed by Gover Haffin G. Pleasant, who arrived 3unday night for a two-day stay. * *** no reason why ratification of hr kttendment should not be made PMh* senate, the governor said. "It ^ ont by only one vote in the and when the matter came •Where was one 'dry chair 1 vacant, n 1» understood that all the amend -, »Upporters will again vote in to bahalf." the chief executive declined to ex himself upon the fluctuations Poetical affairs. ^jlttr ernor Pleasant will leave Wed for Ruston, to award diplomas I'Ouisiana Industrial Institute, ft'— -W.S.S. after more cars Rester will leave today for ^ where he goes after Ford ■being the first he has been able in 60 days. He expects to e Sunday. SWINE BREEDERS COMING HERE SATURDAY Between 100 and 200 pected to Attend Meeting Here Bogalusa is to entertain the Louisi ana Swine Breeders' Association Saturday and it is expected that be tween 100 ad 200 persons will at tend. Prof. E. L. Jordon, of the Louisiana State University, will be one of the principal speakers at the dinner, which will be served at the Pine Tree Inn. Many prominent stock men are expected to attend the meeting. Members of the association will ar rive here on the regular train Satur day morning. A large number of automobiles will meet the train and the members will be taken to the Bogue Chitto stock farm for an in spection of the finest stock raising farm in the state. Following their return from the Bogue Chitto farm a dinner will be served at the Pine Tree Inn, where addresses will be made by prominent breeders. Fol lowing the meeting the visitors will be taken through the plant of the Great Southern Lumber Company and the Bogalusa Paper Company. A special train will carry them to New Orleans, leaving here between 5 and 6 o'clock. -W.S.S. Entry Closed for September Derby Entries for the Sept. 10 Demo cratic primary election closed at mid night Monday with the Secretary of State and with the Democratic State Central Committee, with contests for one United States Senatorship; for one of the places on the Supreme € bench; for railroad commission from the Third Railroad Commission Dis trict, and in two of the Congressional districts. All others will receive their nom inations by default. Eight Congressmen, two United States Senators, two judges of the Supreme Court, three judges of the State court of Appeal and one Rail road Commissioner from the North ern District, are to be nominated. Sander« and Watkins Opposed . In the Sixth Congressional Dis trict, Senator Chas. E. Schwihg, of Plaquemine, has entered against J. Y. Sanders, of Bogalusa. Mr. Sand ers will reach the State within the next day to make a hurried campaign of his district. In the Fourth, Judge H. N. Sandlin, of Minden, has enter ed against Congressman J. T. Wilk ins, also of Minden. The result in this district is said by prominent men from the district to be close and in doubt. Friends of former Governor Sanders claim that he will have a much easier time against Schwing than he did two years against Amos Amos L. Ponder, when he defeated The six Congressmen who will be declared the party nominees by their respective Congressional Committees without contest, are: First District: General Albert Estopinal. Second: Garland Dupre. Third: Whit P. Martin, Thibodaux. Fifth: Riley J. Wilson, Harrison burg. Seventh: Dr. !.. Lazaro, Washing ton. Eighth : James B. Aswell, Natchito- ches. -W.S.S.--- Elks to Initiate Class on Sunday Another class of candidates will be initiated into the order of Elks Sun- day afternoon and a special session has been called by Exalted Ruler J. B. Lindsley. Following the initia- tions several matters of importance will come before the meeting and all members are urged to attend the meeting. -W.S.S.- DIES OF TYPHOID Frank, the 13-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Foster, of Richard- sontown, died of typhoid fever last Thursday and was buried the fol- lowing day. Burial Was in the Boga- lusa cemetery. -W.S.S. F. L. Peck, of Scranton, Pa., spent a few days this week in Bogalusa as the guest of Mayor Sullivan. € ity to among the -best Softool» in th* state. Prof. Ratcliff worked in saw mills in this vicinity in the summer to permit him to attend college in the winter. He is a native of Law- rence County, Mississippi, and is a graduate of the Louisiana State Normal, Mississippi College and the George Peabody College at Nashville. His family, consisting of a wife and two children, will arrive in Bogalusa this week. -W.S.S. Mississippi Town Is Damaged by Wind MAGNOLIA, Miss., July 23.—A telephone message states that Knoxo, a small town on the Fernwood & Gulf Railroad, a few miles east of Tylertown, Walthall county, was damaged by a severe wind storm Sunday afternoon. The Masonic lodge building was blown down, the sash in the Meethodist church build- ing broken by the wind and a horse was killed by lightring. The storm was accompanied by a heavy rain. -W.S.S. YOU CAN NOW GET LAST WEEK'S PAPER LOUISIANA FOOD PRICES ARE HIGHEST Lard Selling for Three Cents per Pound More than Anywhere in the Country The United States Food Admin istration has notified John M. Parker, food admiistrator for Louisiana, that the people of the State are paying 3 cents a pound too much for lard, and that food costs in Louisiana rank with the highest in the United States. Instructions have been forwarded to district administrators in the State and they in turn will notify parish administrators of the condition. Con ditions in New Orleans are being in vestigated by Mr. Parker's staff. Charges of profiteering will follow failure on the part of packers and re tailers to rectify this condition. Deal ers are sure to offer excuses for the high price, Mr. Parker said, but they will have to show real figures. The statistical division of the food administration has shown the prevail- ing price in Louisiana the latter part of June to have been 35.6 cents a pound for lard. This was the highest in the South. Tile price in Missis- sippi and Alabama was 32.7 and 33.1 in Tennessee. The prevailing price in the western part of the United States was 31. --W.S.S.-- New Head of City Schools on Job Bogalusa's new principal of the public and high schools has arrived in Bogalusa and is busily engaged iu making arrangements for the open-1 ing of the schools, which will occur on Monday, September 2. He is Prof. F. C. Ratcliff, who comes here from White Castle, where he raised the standard of the schools of that Owing to the demand for extra copies of The Enterprise last week, the supply was not sufficient to meet half of the demand, so last Sunday the entire edition was reproduced, and can now be secured. Copies will be left at the following places for the convenience of the residents of those sections of the city. South side, Çommissary Drug Store. Columbia street, Williams Drug Store. North. Bogalusa, Liberty Shop. Northwest Bogalusa, Blanchard Bros. Pleasant Hill, Starn's Drug Store. Richardsontown, M. R. Dorsey. It might be of interest to add that over 1500 extra copies of The Enter- prise were printed. -W.S.S. REV. KNIGHT COMING i I Rev. William H. Knight, of Fort Worth, Texas, will preach at Pine church, 15 miles northwest of Boga lusa next Sunday, July 28th, at 3 P. M. Everybody is invited. Rev. Knight is a former school boy of Pine. Eight years ago he was secretary of police jury of this parish. He has graduated at Louisi ana College at Pineville; also a grad uate of Baptist Seminary at Fort Worth, Texas, and has just finished a short course of Louisville, Ky. He has a host of friends and relatives in Bogalusa. Those Who Want to Adopt Healthy Children Can Gét Them re n will not delay longer in making MAYOR READY TO PELIVER THE ORPHANS - A few months ago Mayor Sulli van wrote a number of institutions asking for a carload of babies and his id«#, attracted nation wide at tention'and at the same time secured the respite for he now announces that can now secure a number of habits for those who will provide good homes for them. Mfcyor W. H. Sullivan wishes to announce that all who desire to se cure on orphan baby in their homes should immediately send their appli cation to him, and he will take up with thç proper authorities. In a very enori^while, the applicants will be able to have in their homes the kind of a child that is desired. All that is necessary in making applica tion is to write a letter, to the mayor, telling exactly the kind of child wanted. Full details should be giv en—whether a blonde or brunette, boy or girl is preferred, and also about how old it should be. These details are important because in many instances, the institutions will be able to send just the kind of child asked for. In this connection, it should be stated that there will be no Belgian children, as. the mayor found it im posfiftfc to secure any from that country at this tim£. Mspy applications have already beett'received, and it is hoped that families desiring one or more child their applications. »W.S.S, Balance Tél PARIS, July 23.—All the military critics of the newspapers, after care ful examination of the tactical posi tion and the strategical situation, have come to the conclusion that whatever happens now the allied counter offensive is a new and great victory of the Marne. The difficulties with which the enemy is struggling are pointed out by the Petit Parisien, which lends this comment: "The enemy, who boasted that he would capture Chalons in two days, is now congratulating himself on his ability to defend himself, as he is doing, and pointing to this as a great victory. Between the dream of a breaking up of the French army and the breaking up of one's own army in front of the French there is a difference that perhaps the German oeople will perceive. The truth is, that the military balance, which, since March 21, has leaned to the side of the central powers, has been forcibly swung to the side of the allies since July 15." Premier Clemenceau's newspaper, L'Homme Libre, declares that, be yond everything, "it is to our in fantry—our poilus —and the allied troops to whom must go our grati tude." But," adds the newspaper, "the j victory is also due to the fact that we have brought our forces under a j single command. With such a leader as Foch, who can tell to what re- sults this new victory of the Marne, achieved in the last days of the fourth year of the war may lead." -W.S.S.- MOTOR TO CAPITOL Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Holden and family have returned from a week's visit with friends and relatives in and near Baton Rouge. They made the entire trip of over 300 miles in their new Overland without a puncture or trouble of any kind. The trip was made bv way of Franklinton and Amite and return by Springfield, Madisonville and Covington. The roads by wav of Amite were dry and very rough. Baton Rouge and Liv- ingston parish had a drought of about 7 or 8 weeks, broken on Friday by a heavy rain which caused the roads to be very sloppy, otherwise the roads, bv Madisonville were^ by^ far better You can't appreciate what de licious; ice cream is until you try the vanilla, chocolate and tutti fruitti ice cream which is made by the Bogalusa Ice Co. Phone 69- and hare a half gallon sent to your home. MISS PECK TELLS OF EXPERIENCE IN FRANCE Now With Red Under Fire, Family Cross, and She Writes Bogalusa citizens will be interested in the following letter from Miss Jesse Peck, daughter of F. L. Peck, who is a frequent visitor to Boga lusa. Miss Peeck's description of how the war has affected Paris and France is very interesting. Paris, June 1st, 1918. Dearest Family: Here I have been in France a week today and I hardly know where to begin to tell you all about it, for have a myriad of impressions in my brain. The day of our landing we sailed up a river for some fifty miles or more. On every side were American soldiers, sailors and ships—it was so interesting I should like to tell you all about, but it can't be done just now. We at home little know how much is being done over here t We docked late-in the day after a strenuous day of going through regulations, as they came aboard from a pilot boat early in the morn ing, all baggage examined again and questions galore to be answered. I am sure you could not move five feet in France without accounting for yourself; it is somewhat stren uous; I was about dead by the time' we landed; then an all night's ride to Paris—no sleeping coaches, with four French people, an old man and his wife, and an old French Colonel and a young officer. The old French Colonel tried to do everything for our comfort, but I noticed he wound his head up in a scarf and put on his overcoat, for you know they are more afraid of night than poisoni tfe was som-e night, believe me—my first read war experience. Consider ing all things were comfortable, for the train was packed, most compart ments holding six persons ordinarily had eight or more people in them. There were soldiers who sat all night on their baggage in the corridors, and with all the discomforts you seemed to hear no complaints except from green Americans like our selves. About nine in the morning we ar rived in Paris. There we were met by a Red Cross official and packed into army transport motors. I had a seat by the driver, it was most amusing. As we crossed the Pont Royal and Palace de La Concorde, how little I had ever thought to make my entry so into Paris. Everything seemed much the same on the surface except for sand bags piled about statues and monuments; it was a wonderful day, the sun shining its brightest and the trees and the flow ers in the Tuilieries Gardens looking their best. You have only to be here a very short time to see how very changed Paris is. In a great measure the gaiety of its street life has disappeared; if it were not for the numerous soldiers of the allied soldiers on leave, and the Americans, it would not seem Paris at all, and such a variety of uniforms as you do see. It gives a bit of color to j things, as all the smartly dressed of ^ ^ ^ digappeared; in j everyone is wearine his fact ' thmk everyone 18 we " nnK hls or her old clothes. They tell me that more than a million people have left Paris since the bombardment began, as for the bombardment, we have it every day; the Huns take pleasure in awakening us every morning sometime between six and seven and continue for some hours;,they usual- ly rest in the middle of the day, then late in the day again, a good morn- ing and a good night affair. The report comes every fifteen minutes. Tonight they are banging away quite œrsistently as I write—just like a Fourth of July celebration _ tTg of the done, and, I g j, ou | d judge from rumors that sur prisingly littlq is dona. Besides this. The other day I was only a block or so away from where one struck; I saw the dust and smoke—it looked ; a little more like business then. No one -ays much attention, everyone goes about their affairs as usual: no reportas are ma îe in the ^aily every few nights there is an air raid, there have been two since I arrived. I slept through the first one ranch to the amazement of my room mate, The hotel people awaken you and (Continued on page eight.) 66 SELECTMEN LEAVE FOR SERVICE \ Several Married Men of This City Among Those Who Sixty-six young men of Washing ton parish left Franklinton Monday for service and were sent to Camp Hancock, Ga. Among the list were a number of well known young men of Bogalusa. Several of them were married. A large crowd of friends were at the station to bid them God speed and the departure from Frank linton was reported to have attracted several hundred. Following is the list of those included in the call: Purvis Abraham Stafford, Texas. Ephriam Moak, Bogalusa. Bennett E. Boyd, Bogalusa. Daniel A. Packer, Mt. Hermon. Hugo H. Smith, Bogalusa. James A. Blackwell, Bogalusa. John Sumrall, Bogalusa. William Delos Tullos, Angie: Geo. Washington Fisher, Frank linton. y John Henry Parish, Bogalusa. Wm. Andrew Friekee, Franklinton. Albert E. Stewart, Franklinton. Kinzy Brooks, Franklinton. Hugh. Alonzo Moak, Bogalusa. Paul Marquette, Sugarland, Texas. Malvin B. Tetter, Bogalusa. Andrew C, Winstead, Bogalusa. Edwin Faust Davidson,fi Clio. Carf Robbins, Bogalusa. Elbert Alexandria Haley, Frank linton. Alfred Dalton Smothers, Bush. Robt. Reed Jones, Franklinton. Charles Nathan Henderson, *De naud, Florida. James Strahan, Hackley. Malcom Leon Wallace, Bogalusa. John. Thomas Corkera, Franklin ton. Alvin Byron Coneriy, Bogalusa. Fred D. Hyatt, Franklinton. Ait h^Ia^s Tex * E. T. Winstead, Bogalusa, Floyd B. Knight, Bogalusa. Robert Lee Bell, Rayville. Silas Enoch Schilling, Isabel. Gerald G. Dunsten, Bogalusa. Ishamd Boyd, Bogalusa. Alvis F. Fussell, Mt. Hermon. Jhn Frank Schilling, Mt. Hermon. Clifton Sullivan, Bogalusa. Chas. Mack Hathorne, Bogalusa. Layton Schilling, Mt. Hermon. Sebe Easterling, Rio. Madison Roecoee Watkins, Ramsey. Josephy Myrick, Bogalusa. Chester Arthar Mitchell, Bogalusa. John J. Sullivan, Woodlawn, Penn. Walter Römer Henry, Bogalusa. Felix Ernest Jordon, Bogalusa. Jese Monroe Clark, Bogalusa. Joel Elbert Womack, Franklinton. Thomas Leslie Stafford, Franklin ton. Wilmer Roscoe Foil, Franklinton. Hewson Williams, Bogalusa. Emmet Edward Smith, Osyka, Miss. Robt. Leeon Strahan, Sunny HiH. Jep Crain, Hackley. Ezra Joseph Hebert, Bogalusa. Chas. Toney Cefolu, Kiln, Miss. Dias Dewitt McElveen, Franklin ton. Arch Worth Averittt, Bogalusa. Silver Bert McBeth,- Hackley. Clifton Baham, Mt. Hermon. John S. Mullings, Bogalusa. / Thornton Wallace, Franklinton. JunefBovet, Bogalusa. _£_ g g _______ OVER 800 VOTERS IN BOCLUSA NOW Over 800 men, possibly 850, will be qualified# to vote in the coming primaries in this city. In view of the fact that more than 400 men from this city are in the service, half or more would be entitled to vota, gives this city a prominent place in State elections. Two years ago it was believed that there would be 1000 qualified voters in the city. Two years ago there were 529 vote# east If in the city of Bogalusa in the con gressional race. It is expected that several who have neglected to reg ; ister, will do so between now and August 10. It is expected that in the election in 1920 Bogalusa will have 1200 vote3 or half of the entire parish vote. - -W.S.S.--- David Kendall, age about 23, the son of Frank Kendall, of Rio. died in the Bogalusa Hospital Tuesday night." Death was due to cancer of j the stomach. The funeral services were conducted Wednesday after- noon and buria} was in Pounds. cemptery. _____ r _.