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Number 30.
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.
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,
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.
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
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.
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
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
Second: Garland Dupre.
Third: Whit P. Martin, Thibodaux.
Fifth: Riley J. Wilson, Harrison
Seventh: Dr. !.. Lazaro, Washing
Eighth : James B. Aswell, Natchito-
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Columbia street, Williams Drug
North. Bogalusa, Liberty Shop.
Northwest Bogalusa, Blanchard
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.
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
re n will not delay longer in making
- 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.
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
But," adds the newspaper, "the
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."
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.
Now With Red
Under Fire,
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
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
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.)
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
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
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
Wilmer Roscoe Foil, Franklinton.
Hewson Williams, Bogalusa.
Emmet Edward Smith, Osyka,
Robt. Leeon Strahan, Sunny HiH.
Jep Crain, Hackley.
Ezra Joseph Hebert, Bogalusa.
Chas. Toney Cefolu, Kiln, Miss.
Dias Dewitt McElveen, Franklin
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 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
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. -
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 _.

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