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agands of American heavy gun3
the parting shot to the Ger
at exactly 11 o'clock Monday
. The line reached by Ameri
farces at 11 o'clock Monday was
staked ont the came afternoon.
The Germans hurled a few shells
%ïo Verdun just before 11.
On the entire American front, from
Moselle to the region of Sedan,
' w8 s artillery activity in the
all the batteries preparing
the final salvos.
Jr At many batteries the artillerists
ed hands, forming long, lines as
lanyards for the final shots. There
a few seconds of silence as the
re through the heavy mist,
the gunners cheered,
ican flags were raised by the
over fheir dugouts and guns
at the various headquarters.
ast of Verdun the American
began to advance at 9
fn the morning, after artillery
,tion in the direction of Ornes.
ie German artillery responded
and the machine gun resist
was stuLbom. Nevertheless the
s made progress. The Amer
received orders to hold the
« reached by 11 o'clock and
those points they began to dig in,
ng the advanced positions of
American line when hostilities
Along the American front the
th hour was like awaiting the
of a new year.
The gunners continued to fire,
Ipnting the shells as the time ap
ed. The infantry were ad
||*acing, glancing at tl\eir watches.
men holding at otner places or
fanied their positions to make them
more secure.
^ in the individual groups un
the Stars and ( Stripes, shook
and cheered. Soon afterwards
»♦ere preparing for luncheon,
the boys were hungry, as they had
fasted early in anticipation of
; they considered the greatest day
' American history.
Germans who came into the Amer
line late today said their' or
had been to retire with as little
y as possible. They added they
expected to be back in their
es in Germany a week from Sun
. Townsley to
Leave for Service
Rev. A. Inman Townsley, for the
Pst two years pastor of the First
Methodist Church and popular among
all citizens, will leave today for ser
m France. With the ending 0
war there has been a
for chaplains and a
a few weeks ago for several
~nd. Reverend
great de
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?• Bowie of El Paso, Tex., who has
doing Y. W. C. A. work in
Gee, was to make an address, the
ads of Reverend Townsley took
ntage of the opportunity to give
» remembrance before his de
and Mayor Sullivan présent
ons wtth a check for about $350,
was donated by his friends of
religious denomination. Mr.
dey was taken by surprise and
his most sincere apprecia
Mrs, Townsley and children will re
in Bogalusa during the absence
Reverend Townsley, he expecting
gone about two years.
Th« selection of a pastor will be
-Sluiced about December 1.
BUSINESS girls to meet
regular meeting of the Busi
GirU' Club will be held on next
day afternoon at 7:30 o'clock in
W. C. A. Miss Rose Singerman
render a vocal selection, "How
ful the World Seems to Me,"
on the piano by Miss
Altick. The benefit picture,
was postponed, will be dis
All members are asked to be
attendance as the meeting will be
: important one.
CaOed Hereafter
The young men of ^Washington
parish who were to report for ser
vice this week will not leave at pres
ent, and there is every indication that
no more calls will be made. There
had been orders issued to call about
300,000 men in the United States
this week, but following the signing
or the armistice by Germany Adju
tant General McCrory wired every
board in the state of Louisiana not
to send any more men to camp until
they .received further orders. The
sending out of questionnaires will
likely stop also, but those who have
received their questionnaires during
the past week are expected to fill
them out and return them to their
local board.
Calls for the navy and marine
corps are not affected by the can
cellation, and entrainments of then
for these services will continue as or
dered. Draft boards will continue
classification of régis '.ran is of Sep
tember 12.
Secretary Baker later announced
that so far as practical all ni en who
have been called and who have not
yet completed their training will be
immediately turned back to civil life.
Mr. Baker made this statement
after a conference which included the
heads of practically every important
bureau of the War Department. He
said that more comprehensive an
nouncements concerning the situation
would be-made later.
"All that can be said now,'' he
said, "is that further calk /and in
ductions under the draft have been
suspended and that so far as we can,
these who have beefi called, but who
have not completely passed through
the camps, will be turned back to
civilian life."
^|jj n g| ish and Belgian troops which
When Will Your
Boy Arrive Home?
Hundreds of Bogalusa mothers are
wondering just how long it will be
until they will have their son, who is
now in France, at home again. No
authentic information on this sub
ject will likely be announced until
after it is seen what disposition Ger
many assumes at the peace table. If
it is necessary to police certain cities
in Germany some American soldiers
will remain, but just ,hoW many no
one can tell at present. It may be
that owing to the number of French,
j h||Ve been j^Hed or wounded that the
'policing may be left armes I entirely
.to the United States, but President
Wilson is reported to be against this
K, „ strong as ^ Amerkhn
j mothers. Until after the peaco treaty
; has been signed you cannot expect
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»policing may be left armos: entirely j
troops will start home. A message
from Washington, however, states
that those who have been over long
est will be the first to come home.
Among the Bogalusa boys who were
with the first American troops to
reach France were Captain C. R.
Howard of the Great Mouthem Lum
ber Company, William TBabington of
the First State Bank, Z. A. Jones of
the Great Southern Lumber Com
pany treasurer's office, and J J. Mor
ris, a N. O. G.» N. conductor.
You Can Now Get
Busy and Build
Are you one of those citizens who
were going to build your home after
the war and let that new citizen have
the house you are now occupying? If
so, you can start work on that home
at once, for the government has an
nounced modifications in the restric
tions against non-war construction
and manufacturing. By Hie same or
der the half a million dollars worth
of good roads money for which was
voted by the taxpayers of Washing
ton parish several weeks ago can be
The following editorial, taken from the Buffalo
(N. ï.) cornier or Uctooer SSütn, will De of interest
to the citizens of Bogaiusa.
Buffalo is a city to be proud of, a city of which
to boast citizenship. Put to puch a test in the Fourth
Liberty Loan campaign as nb other city had to meet,
Buffalo not only met its nigh quota, but far exceeded
it: When the count is comjiete, it will almost cer
tainly show that Buffalo wem over the top with full
$5,OuO,OUO to spare. And tnmMiota was $bl,648,000,
ah told, the city has given $^§0,000,000 for the war.
This wonaerful succeä$|of the Fourth Liberty
Loan could not have been alined but for thé splen
did organization with which General Chairman Wal
ter P. Cooke surrounded himself. The men and
women that he called to service in the cause worked
early and late; they were tireless in their efforts.
They overcame all manner of difficulties in their ef
forts to carry the message of the loan to the people
of the city.
Walter P. Cooke as a Liberty Loan leader is an
inspiration. His task was one to test the mettle of
a man. He was given a burden to bear under which
many another man would have broken. Just as his
forces were in the swing for the drive came the street
car strike, and hard on the heels of that the epidemic
of influenza. 'These things closed the ordinary ave
nues of approach to the people. They made it well
nigh impossible to get the loan message "across" to
the town.
But Chairman Cooke never lost heart nor faith
that Buffalo, despite every untoward event, would
meet in full the obligation which had'been placed
upon it. He redoubled his èfforts. He rekindled the
zeal of his associates, when-it grew low. He "carried
on" with the same spirit that moves the men of Persh
ing's army. He Simply would not be defeated. If
ever a man proved himself a good soidier, and
stanch, Walter P. Cooke did during the loan cam
paign. The city owes~hmr%-debt of gratitude. He
has proved his citizenship in servieé as truly as if he
had been on the line of bhttle. And the men and
women that worked with him, they, too, have proved
themselves as good soldiers. Buffalo is proud of
them all.
Petition to Get
Train Here at 8:30
A petition is being signed by a
large number of business and profes
sions men of Bogalusa and Frank
linton to have the arrival of the morn
ing train from New Orleans to arrive
here at 8:30 a. m. instead, of 10:30.
The change is asked so as to give
the local citizens time to answer their
mail, which now reaches them about
11 o'clock, and answer it the same
afternoon. The market reports are
wanted ata Franklinton, and other
good reasons are being advanced as
to why the train should be here two
hours earlier.
No Wage Reduction
Here at Present
The reconstruction days will soon
be here and already steps are being
taken to readjust conditions which j
are certain to follow within a shortly
time. Owing to the fact that there !
is an embargo against the shipping of j
lumber north of the Ohio river, it is '
affecting the Southern pine mills. |
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- Those employing large numbers of|
workmen state that for the present
there will be no reduction in wages,
but that an effort will be made to
keep the production to the present
standard, but with a lesser number of
The colored citizens of Bogalusa j
celebrated the ending of the yjar on
Monday night and it was one of the
most enthusiastic meetings they have
held. Mayor Sullivan, Congressman
Sanders and Judge Baker made ad
dresses. A collection for the United
War Work was taken And $123 was
raised. It was estimated that 1500
or more colored citizens attended.
Joe Hall and A. B. McArthur, two
popular and well known young men
who are in service, have been spend
ing a few days with home folks.
Sullivan to Gve
Luncheon Saturday
W. H. Sullivan, district chairman
of the United War Work Campaign,
has issued invitations to the city
committee of Bogalusa, to the ward
leaders of this parish and to tj»e
chairmen of the other parishes to a
luncheon to be held at the Pine Tree
Inn next Saturday afternoon at 3
o'clock. The event promises to be
as largely attended and as enjoyable
as the luncheon he gave a few weeks
ago during the Fourth Liberty Loan
G. S. L. Directors in
Annual Meet Today
The annual directors' meeting of
the Great Southern Lumber Company
s be j n g held in this city today and
amo „g. those in attendance from out
tbe c jty are 'President Walter P.
Cooke of Buffalo, N. Y.; Charles I.
Jameg of Baltimore, Md.; Ganson De
pew of Buffalo. Jerry Cràry of War
ren> Pa ; F L Peck of Scranton, Pa.,
H. Redfield
,|ren, Pa.; *. L. reck oi
Major Lane s Hart of
Pa . 0 j; HamJin and H .
of Smethport, Pa. They w ill remain
in the city during the remainder of
the week. All were greatly impressed
with the development of .the city since
their last visit here a year ago.
During, their stay here Vice-Presi
dent Sullivan has outlined a program
keep them" busy,
The death of the German Crown
Prince is confirmed by The Hagus
correspondent of the German news
agency at Munich-
Virgjl McNeese. brother of Dr. W.
T. McNeese of Angie, and well known
here, was killed in action in France
last week Relatives received a mes
sage announcing the fact. t
Bogalusa Goes Over
Top in Few Minutes
Bogalusa went over the top in the
United War Work drive a little quick
er than she did when we were Work
ing to be the first city in the United
States to go "over the top" in the
go "over the top'
Third Liberty Loan drive. When-the
reports of the workers had been re
ceived Saturday evening, it showed
that over $15,000 had been raised in
Bogalusa. As a result Bogalusa re
ported her allotment subscribed at
12:01 o'clock Monday morning.
Other parts of the parish had re
ported an amount which put the par
ish allotment of $17,500 over and a
united effort will be made this week
to double the allotment of the par
St. Tammany Parish wired to Dis
trict Chairman Sullivan Monday that
they had gone over the top, while
St. Helena and Tangipahoa were un
able to report, owing to the fact that
they had not started the soliciting and 1
spend Monday celebrating. j
Almost every citizen in 'Bogalusa :
gave an amount equivalent to two I
days' pay and when the canvass j
among the business and professional j
men is completed it is expected that
several thousand dollars will have
been raised.
Y ou Can Pay City
Taxes After Mondayj
If you want to pay your city taxes, j
which will become delinquent after.
December 31, you can do so after •
next Monday, as City Clerk Bean has j
ali the assessments fixed up and ready;
to deliver your receipt. Incidentally,
the city would appreciate it if every
one who can will pay their taxes at
The opening of the Magic City The
ater on Saturday night after being
closed for more than a monai on ae
the earliest time, and it is hoped that
everyone will pay their taxes before j
the end of the year. City property |
will be taxed this year on the basis of |
100 per cent assessed value. j
Magic City Offers
Feature Saturday
count of the influenza situation, is
going to offer the patrons a big fea
ture when Pauline Frederick will ap
pear in "Resurrection," a picture
that has made a decided hit in the
larger cities. There will also be a
two-reel Sunshine Comedy, "Wild
Women «hd Tame Lions." The first
show will start at 7 o'clock and ad
mission will be 10 and 20 cents.
Struck With Brick
Skull Is Fractured
George Perrott, aged about 30, and
said to be employed aî the Great
Southern Lumber Company plant, is
in the Bogalusa Hospital with a badly
fractured skull as the result of being
struck with a brick Monday. The
trouble, according to the police, oc
curred in a Mexican home in Rich
ardson town, where whites and ne
groes were gambling. A negro is
said to have thrown the brick and
Perrott was removed to nls home.
No report was made to the police
until Wednesday, following an opera
On !
tion on Perrott at the hospital.
Wednesday Officers 1 Lambright and
Flourney arrested a negro named Dan
Taylor. He was taken to the hospital
where, it is stated, Perrott said he
was not the negro. Another man who
was at the scene of the trouble •posi
tively identified the negro and yester
day afternoon he was taken to
Franklinton, where he will be held.
Perrott showed remarkable im
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■>,t,on .. critic a l. |
Mrs. W. G. Dorsey and daughter, '
Miss Josephine, have returned from a
visit with relatives and friends at
Poplarvilie. r
P { the houses completed and has pur
chased material so as to Be ready to
M. Marx of Columbia street is go
ing to do more than his part on re
lieving the house famine here and
announces that just as soon as he has
been granted permission he will start
work on building 100 houses, which
will be located in Pleasant Hill and
vicinity. He has purchased 101 lots,
50 by 100 feet, has plans for several
start work on several of them the
minute the government will permit
the work to start. After building a
few of these houses, which will be
four, five and six rooms, with every
modern convenience, Mr. Marx will
offer them to citizens who desire to
become home owners and will offer
them at such terms that any man cap
own his own hm. A small cash pay
ment and then an amount which
would be equivalent to rent h* all the
tenants will be required to do to own
these homes.
The houses will be occupied by cit
izens who will becofe home-owners
and the building in that section of
the city will enhance the value of all
For the past two years there hag
been a great demand for-houses in
Bogalusa, and in many instances num
bens were unable to secure them. It
is believed that these houses will find
ready /occupants and that, it will re
sult in a big increase in population of
the city.
Two Weddings Here
Or Last Saturday
R U 3 ae u M . Cox, local manager of'
the Western Union office, and Miss
Laura Louise Mixon, the popular
Q p €r£ tor at the Great Southern Lum
^gj. Company switchboard, were msr
ried at the home of the bride's mother
at 522 Avenue D, Saturday evening at
g ; 3 o ( j n the presence of close rela
tjves and intimate friends, Reverend
Chalmers officiating,
Miss Louella Kennedy of 1
Michigan avenue, and a popular
young lady, was marrieu to James
Ainsworth of Jackson, Miss, at 4
o'clock Saturday afternoon by Rev
erend Chalmers. The wedding was a #
quiet one and following the cere
mony they left for Jackson, whero
they will reside.
Sullivan Reports
District Over Top
W. H. Sullivan, district chairman
of four parishes in the War Work
Campaign drive, wired state bead
quarters Tuesday night that rëports
had been received which justified the
announcement that the district had
gone over the top.- Mr. Sullivan had
a wonderful organization, whieh is
best demonstrated by the fact that
the entire district had gone over the
top by the* time other districts had
started to work. The following mes
sage from Arthur D. Parker to Mayor
Sullivan was received Tuesday, which
shows the necessity of continuing the
drive until the last minute. ■
"Now that armistice is signed and
fighting has ceased send word broad
cast that United War Work- Cam
paign should be greatest pease offer
ing world has ever known. Our peo
ple should be so happy and joyful
over termination of war that offer
ings should be doubled and trebled
jto the end that abundant funds be
forthcoming to keep away demoral-
ization during demobilization and re-
construction. We are counting ou
you and co-workers for big report to-
day. Please observe time for sched-
ule for sending report."
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The Elks are going to give a pub
1 lie- dance at their elubrooms Satur
I day night and the proceeds of the oc
"-Uton will be .dded t. th. United
| W„ Work fond. Th. Elk. h,vo
' pledged to raise hot less than $10©
for the fund. The public ia invited
to attend the dance which will start
at 8:30. Admission is $1 per couple.

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