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VOLUME 9. A,,,,,,TO W (VA,:.A o um,. FRANKLINTON, LA., THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3, 1918. NUMBER 27.
WAIIN JO ..ADR ...... ....iRO
ad Magee Sends Oversea's
QnactiveService with the colors
rican Expeditionary Force
France August 21, 1918.
perhaps you will he surprised,
just a line to let you kiumo
I am still living and hope
tell to start with, this is noth
like soldering back in the
of course, it is not as bad
thave seen it because we are
g fine weather now, tho
a not saying how hot it is.
SI thonght the sun didn't
over here, but now I am
ughly convinced that it does.
ve ust finished a fifteen
bike and feel as tho I could
esame distance again.
' know, while we are not in
nohes, hiking is one of our
t points, and I am sure I
already done more than my
are lots of trains over here,
-seems like they are always
busy in the transportation
or things, so you see it is
fortune to strap our few
y possessions on our backs
'y boys lets go from here".
I don't guess there is
Terence in a walk and a
y way because all of my
ing trips have been in a
ith forty others. I some
h some of the people
gto the good old U. S. A
:ey could see a real God's;
and get some modern
r they are centuries be.
everything. I am sure it
m a thousand years to
me of these towns, but
will stand forever, be.
iey are all built of stone.
en practically all over
try and have never yet
'souse that was built of
. Even at that, I believe
to give it to them when
as the commercial and
part is concerned there
h. Farming is not done
tensive scale, and what
re is of it, the women
have it to do, What they
m here, we would call
I at home.
not say I dislike France,
never was a more beauti
try in the world. Lots
to see for those who
time, but the opportunity
belln mine for a pleasure
vs been in the trenches
es. I won't say how
e it, but it is not a pie
one. Once that was
;of my ambition, but
or the top has satis
Sam postive it will
man. Whenever the
lle and machine gun
n to play rings around
o to duck, (and quick
Sfellow oomes out of it
just lucky, 'tis all I
well, we should worry.
the game, and every
:to play his part. I am
y will eat xmas dinner
.. Think the Kaiser
:iai last stand. We
ito win because you
giving us boys the
, and we know it.
and must close.
me to thank you
nes in sending me
h I am always so
ad learn what the
f Frauklinton are
sg you all the luok
am,- yourste truly,
v. Claude Magee,
i 1 hCo. , Oth Reg.
s : i J- THE MAN AT THE COUNIEKI ,
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Be is one of the busiest men in the world--the ,nY, man at the counter. Be is as much a part o: the military
scheme of things as 'chow" and taps. At least the soldier thinks so. the counter is crowded all the time, and
the man at the counter proves his versntiiity by answering a thousand varieties of questions, selling stamps, giving
advice, distributing stationery, helping the boys send money home, passing out good cheer, handing out literature,
and doing all the other things that a "Y" man is expected- to, do.
This is a typical counter scene in a Y. M. C A. hut. The picture was taken at Camp Pike, near Little Rock, Ark.
ne of the large cantonments of the country.
Price Fixing for cotton
Called Off At Present
Washington, Sept. 27.-The
war industries board committee
on cotton distribution announced
today that it will not recommend
that a price be fixed on raw cotton
at the present time, nor will it so
recommend in any event before
sufficient time has elapsed to test
the effect as a stabilizing influence
of the work assigned to the com
mittee, unless unexpected change
of such violence should occur as
to threaten the welfare of legiti.
The statement, signed by
Thomas Walker Page, chairman
of the board's cotton committee
and Charley J. Brand, chairman
of the committee on cotton distri
bution, warns the cotton interests
against giving credence to unaut
horized reports or rumors purport.
inug to come from the two coin
mittees. They are urged to pro.
ceed in the normal transaction of
business without uncertainty or
The committee on cotton distri.
bution has been organized, it is
stated, and has been. directed to
effect as quickly as possible an
equitable distribution of cotton
as to quantity and also as to grade
among both domestic and foreign
manufacturers, with a special
view to providing for the proper
utilization of the surplus of grade
All purchases both for foreign
and domestic consumption will
continue to be made at market
prices through the marketing
and distributing agencies com
monly used, unless the cotton
committee shall determine that a
necessity has arisen for making a
To Prevent Having Spanish
Jackson, Sept. 27. Spanish
influenza is spreading in Miss
iesippi, according to the State
Board of Health. The disease
has already caused one death at
Boyle, in Bolivar county, where
there are 70 other cases.
Health officers have been de
tailed to Boyle, and expect to
have the situation under control
shortly, Dr. J. S. Leathers, ex
ecutive officer of the State BoardI
is not alarmed over the appearance
of the disease, but urges that
every person in the State guard
against contracting it.
He urges that anyone feeling
the symptoms of the malady go to
bed, stay quiet, eat plenty of food
and have plenty of fresh air.
Avoidance of crowds, and spray
ing of the thrioat and nose daily,
or oftener, as advised preventa
The Council of National De
fense has heretofore emphasized
the necessity of restricting Christ.
mas buying during the coming
fall for certain specific reasons
which it has stated. These rea
sons are in brief the necessity for
saving labor and mat 3rial in the I
manufacture and sale of Christmas
gifts and of saving the transport
ation and delivery facilities nece -
ssary involved in the large volume t
of Christmas purchases.
After conference with represen. I
tatives of leading industries and I
retail interests concerned, it is l
found that the manufaoture of
goods for the coming holidayl
season has been substantially l
completed, that the transportation
of the goods to the point of sale
is alpo largely done and that much
of the material used for Christ
mas purchases. especially in the
manufacture of toys, is the waste
material derived from prior pro- i
cesses of manufacture. I
The retailiuterests represented t
at the conference have agreed I
not to increase their working force
by rqason of the holiday business t
over the average working force
employed by them throughout the
year and not to increase the
normal working hours of their
force during the Christmas season.
They also agreed to use their ut
most efforts to confine Christmas
giving, except for young children,
to useful articles and to spread
the period for holiday 'purchases
over the months of October, Nov.
ember, and December. In order
to relieve'the transportation facili.
ties of the country from conges
tion in the latter half of Decem
ber which would be so hurtful to
the interests of the nation that
it cannot be permitted, the retail
interests represented at this hear.
ing have agreed to cooperate fur.
ther in the campaign heretofore
and now being carried on under
the auspices of the War Indus
tries Board to restrict deliveries
and to induce their custorters to
carry their own packages where
The above suggestions if faith
fully and loyally put into effect
throughout the country will make
possible a continuance of the
holiday oustom without endanger.
ing the national interests thereby.
The announcement is definitely
conditioned upon loyal and thor
ough cooperation in spirit and in
letter on the part of sellers and
buyers throughout the country.
All parties wishing to ship
cattle co.operatvely will please
notify me at once.
J, V, ESfbb Co. Apet,.
Amnericans In Great Victory.
Twelve towns and more than
5000 German prisoners have
been taken by American troops,
fighting in conjunction with the
French, in a new offensivi begun
with the break of day Thursday
in the region extending from
northwest of Verdun to within
fifteen miles of the cathedral
city of Rheims.
The Americans advanced to a
depth of seven miles, overcoming
the stubborn resistance of the en.
emy. Pennsylvania, Kansas and
Missouri troops were among the
fighting forces which in less than
a day won territory of great im
portance to the enemy and further
depleted his army through men
captured or killed or wounded.
Troops of the French army,
operating in conjunction with the
Americans in a new battle along
the Champagne front, have con
quered positions that the Ger
mans have been fortifying for
four years, positions that they
have sacrificed thousands of men
to hold. The French losses have
besn remarkably light, in spite of
the fact that the Germans reri:=
tance stiffened Thursday afteroon.
General Gouraud's soldiers, who
advanced to the positions three
years ago and have been facing
them ever since, are now enjoy
ing a peculiar satisfaction in be
ing in them.
In the battle of Champagne in
1915, the taking of these positionb
would have demanded a sacrifice
that the strategic advantage to be
gained then did not warrant.
The situation is changed now.
Successive blows administered to
the Germans on different parts of
the front give a different meaning
in the attack.
General Pershing bestowed D is
tinguished Service Cross on six
teen marines for heroism in action.
The army casualty list for Sat
urday contained 401 names; the
marine casualty lists, 39 names.
666 cures Headaches, Bil
iousness, Loss of Appe
tite, foul breath. or that
tired, aching feeling due
to Malaria or Golds.
It removes the cause.
See F, M.,BROWN, .'°d.o,,
For Collins, Caskets and
A full line of Ooflins, Caskete,
Robes and Shrouds at prices to suit
Help your government and
yqourei~ athe. same time--buy
ee )/ews t/ems A rie/
Givernment agencies planned
to help local communities combat
the Spanish influenza.
Telegrams from Washington
greatly reassured local cotton
men as to goverment price fixing.
General Allenby's Palestine suc
cess was declared to prove anew
the disaster of German domination
The minimum of the fourth Lib
erty Loan was put at $6,000,000,
000, the bonds to run twenty
years and bear 4-4 per cent inter
Spanish influenza appeared at
Camp Beauregard. Many new
cases and a number of deaths at
the army and navy camps.
Hard fighting was reported on
the Franco-American front in
Champagne and northwest of
British army in Palestine cap
tured 42,000 Turks in its last
great offensive and continued to
French and American troops
launched an assault on a forty
mile front and captured 5000
prisoners and many guns.
The demoralized retreat of the
Germans and Bulgarians in Mace
The Spanish influenza epidemic
caused the cancellation of orders
for the entrainment of 142,000
Senator Ransdell asserted
granting of suffrage to negro
women would alter the political
situation in the South.
Herman Moyse of Baton Rouge
was given high praise and disting
uished service cross by General
Registrants who desire to quali
fy for 'r-vice were told minor de
fects will b treated by the govern.
ment free of charge.
Give un your luxuries that tliB
K-,iUse-r may be made to give up
The British captured the Bul
garian stronghold. Strumnitzr,
and the Serbs took Kochana.
Bulgaria asked an armistice for
forty.eight hours, which was re
fused by officers at the front pend
In his Liberty Loan speech in
New York President Wilson de
clared there could be no peace
by bargain or compromise.
Spanish influenza continued to
spread in army camps, 6824 new
eases being reported.
A fleet of barges is now started
from St. LI us to New Orleans,
under the g :vernment plan fr a
reaewal of ..'er transportation.
A service flag containing 167,-.
000 stars was presented to the
United Confederate Veterans as
their reunion opened in Tulsa,
American troops from New
York, Tennessee and the Caro
linas were a part of Haig's army
that stormed and carried three
miles of the Hindenburg line.
The battleship Minnesota struck
a mine off the Delaware Break
water, but there weie no casual
ties anrid the vessel returned to
port under her own power.
The Allies in the past week
made advances on all fronts and
took 150,000 prisoners and 900
Bulgary's insistance on the
disposition of territorial question
at the final peace conference was
the only bar to an armistice.
American high explosive shells
from big guns were reported caus.
ing fires far behind the German
Heavy increases in the number
of new cases of influenza and in
deaths from pnenmonia in army
cautonments were reported.
A rigid quarantine was inau.
gurated between Camp Beaure
gard and Alexandria on account
of an influenza epidemic.
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have an asset that is of the greatest value to
The pocket leaks. The bank preserves
your money intact.
The Banking Habit teaches you economy.
You learn that money grows.
This habit takes for permanence in a
depositor. You feel you have a stake in the
community, and you are careful of your finan
This bank encourages you to get the habit
of depositing your earnings. We will take
your money, keep it safely', and pay you for
Washington Bank & Trust Co.
Franklinton Angle Bogalusa
4 per cent paid on time Certifloses of Deposit.
34 per cent paid on Savings Accounts.