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--- . BOGALUSA, LOUISIANA, THUSDAY, JULY 8, 1915. IUNBi 29
MIATOR FELLL IN ATTEMPT TO
MAKE FLIGHT HERE ON MONDAY
(OtherWise The Celebration
Was A Success IDespite
The Ineesant Rain
Despite climatic conditions that
vuld have discouraged the most 4
:ethusiastic the big celebration in
`ggalusa Monday was carried out
,,announced and the committees
~ rve much credit in making a
-mess out of what might have
:i9oved a big dissapointment. •
Miss Marjorie Stinson, the aviator,
Vmade an attempt to fly shortly be
.re six oclock and after rising about
feet saw that she would be un
Sable to ascend above the trees in
Bogalusa Terrance, stopped her
motor and the aeroplane fell to the
ground damaging the machine badly.
Fortunatelv she was uninjured. Miss
Stinson was to have made three
jfights but grounds so called for by
her contract could not be secured un
tilSaturdav when the farm of Chas.
Webster. at Leescreek, was selected.
A large force of men were placed at
work to get the field in condition
but following the downpour of rain
Saturday and Sunday it was im
possible to make the flight from the
place Monday afternoon. Miss Stin
son's attempt to fly from Bogalusa
Terrance was witnessed by a large
number of people. Following the
ecci nt the committee in charge
dcided that inasmuch as it would
require several days to repair the
machine it was best not to try and
bold the flight the latter part
of this week. Miss Stinson stated
yesterday that it will require some
time to make the repairs as parts
must come from the Chicago factory.
PARADE A SUCCESS
Those connected with the parade
are to be congratulated in making
the splendid showing they did for
the incessant downpour of rain for
several days prior to Monday caused
many to abandon the idea of plac
ing floats in the parade. A splendid
showing was made and the parade
was made on schedule time. Grand
Marshall Chas. E. Petere, on a
beautiful white horse, lead the
parade which was followed by the
Y. M. C. A. band, next in line was
Company G with full attendance,
followed by floats of several organi
stions and business concerns.
The parade passed Austin street
to Northwest Bogaluse and thence
to the celebration grounds at Good
-sar park Following the arrival of
the parade Mayor Sullivan made
a art but unusually interesting
address. He then introduced Ex
Gov. J, Y. Sanders, whose speech is
pblished in full in other colums of
this paper. Gov. Sanders wasfol
loed by Judge C. Ellis Ott who
made an address which was well
received. And was marked by
W. C. T. U. GETS CUP
The W. C. T. U. was awarded the
oving cup for having the best float
- the parade. The committee in
rg of the awards was J. E. La
$,.W.P. Haley and Dr. E. E.
The baseball game was exciting
and Columbia came very near walk
away with tte game. having
toted two runs in the first inning
'hil the locals did not get a man
Tos the plate until the eight
hen three runs were made. A
ige crowd attended the game.
FRANKLINTON A WINNER
R, li did not interfere with the
game which was played at
Y l C A gymnasium. Babing
nad Hamilton of Bogalusa were
by Burris and Babington of
ton Franklinton took two
CRANK ATTEMPTS LIFE
OF J. PIERPiHT MORGCAN
Same Man Also ('onfesses
To Attempting To Wreck
Glen Cove, N. Y., July 5.-Frank
Holt, the university professor, who
shot J. P. Morgan, said today that
when arraigned on Wednesday he
would tell the whole story of his life,
particulary his movements leading
up to the placing of a bomb in the
United States capitol at Washington
and his attempted assassination of
Mr. Morgan. He will reveal also, he
said, where he bought the dynamite
found on him.
Holt made these declarations to
Dr. Guy Cleghorn, jail physician,
adding that he was anxious to tell
his story in court.
Dr. Cleghorn said, however, that
Holt was in such a weakened con
dition that unless he showed decided
improvement by Wednesday he
might report it inadvisable to re
move him from the jail at Mineola
to the court house here.
Mr. Morgan, who was shot twice
by Holt last Saturday at the finan
cier's home near here, continued to
improve today-so much so that
specialists in attendance announced
he was out of all danger.
sets. The second match between
Sanders and Boling against Babing
ton and Jones of Franklinton result
ed in favor of the visitors. The
two Franklinton teams then played
for the championship and was won
by Burris and H. Babington. Each
were presented with a gold trophy.
Babington of Bogalusa was defeated
by Burris of Franklinton is an excit
ing single game.
On a track drenched with three
days rain and covered with mud
and water the Bogalusa boys captur
ed practically all the Drized posi
tions. Splendid time was made
considering the condition of the
track. J. D. Heaphy was the win
ner of the Gold Medal offered for
the most individual points. He
scored 4 firsts; 1 second and 1 third.
Breland of Bogalusa was a close
second with 3 firsts and 2 seconds.
A beautiful loving cup which was
presented by J. D. Mammelli for
the Relay race, was captured lv
Bogalusa in the excellent time of
4 min. 17 sec. The cup is hand
some and stands 14 inches in
height. It will rermain on the trophy
shelf of the Y. M. C. A. ThE medals
were furnished by J. D. Mammelli
Results of the meet. First place 5
points; second 3; and third 1.
100 yard dash-i1 Underwood, 2
Heaphy, 3 Mason. Time 12 sec.
One Mile Run-1 Breland, 2 Paul.
Time 5 min 20 sec.
220-yard dash-1 Heaphy, 2 Mas
on. 3 Foil. Time 25 sec.
Running high jump--1 Griggs, 2
Foil, 3 Magee. Height 5ft.
One-half mile run-1 Breland, 2
Paul, 3 Richardson. Time 2 min 19
Pole volt--1 Yeager, 2 Griges, 3
Magee. Height 9ft 6in.
220-Yard low hurdles-1 Hea
phy, 2 Breland, 3 Mason. Time
I Javelin throw-1 Williams, 2
Griggs. 3 Heaphy. Dis. 122ft 5in.
120-Yard high hurdles-1 Heaphy,
2 Breland, 3 Mason. Time 22 1-2
Running broad jump-i Yeager,
2 Mason, 3 Foil. Dis 17ft 2in.
440-Yasrd run-1 Breland, 2 Rich
CITY TO ENJOIN PARISH FROM
HOLDING SPECIAL ELECTION AUG. 31
The city of Bogalusa will make'
an effort to enjoin the Police Jury
of this parish from holding an elec
tion on August 31 when the people
will be asked to vote a one and one
half mill tax. At the meeting of
the police jury Tuesday the election
was ordered and it was stated that
the mill and half tax was to be
known as a bridge fund but rumor
has it that part of this money will I
be used to pay the present indebted
ness of the Parish which is in the
neighborhood of $160,000.00
The local, government are of the
opinion that Bogalusa cannot le
forced to pay an extra mill and one
half to the parish for the charter of
Bogalusa was granted with the
clause that the city pay the Parish
5 mills each year and that further
levies could not be imposed upon
the citizens of Bogalusa. It was
also brought out at the meeting
that during the year of 1914 the
Parish received all of the taxes
from Bogalusa while the city paid
all its own expenses and should
have a rebate of something like
A resolution was passed to issue
interest bearing certificates to the
amount of $30,000 and to extend
over a period of 12 years. The
First State bank has agreed to take
the paper at the rate of 5 per cent
per annum. Expression were asked I
for and it was considered fortunate
that the city could borrow this
amount on such long terms at so
i low a rate of interest.
TO EMPLOY BOOKKEEPER
The council authorized the Civil
GOVEMENT STABTED 1iEU CAUSEWAY BUILT
ACROSS LAKE PONTCAlBTRAIN BY CONVENTION
Plans to introduce an amendment
to the State constitution authoriz
ing the voting of the people of Or
leans and St. Tammany parishes
upon a joint bond issue of about
$5,000.000 for the purpose of build
ing a concrete causeway of ade
quate width over Lake Pontchar
train, from the vicinity of West End
to Mandeville, were much discussed
last week in realty circles. It was
said that prominent men in both
parishes had been conferring on
the matter and that considerable
indorsement has been obtaineG for
it. Preliminary arrangements have
been made, it is said, with various
interests who might desire to use
Rio Seads Delegation
Rio sent a big delegation to Boga
lusa to attend the celebration here
Monday. Among those who spent
the day in Bogalusa were A. P.
White and family. Mrs. C. A. Math
ews, Heintz Byrd, Ezra Jenkins, T.
C. Jenkins, Genevia Kendall, Byrd
Brothers and Mart Kendall.
ardson, 3 Mason. Time 1min.
440-Yard walk-1 Heaphy, 2
Magee, 3 Williams. Time 2min 6
Breland, W. Startman, Johnson.
Judges at finish: Sherman, Wallace
C. Stratman. Field Judges: Hol
man, Lester, Pope. Clerk of couse
and scorer; Young. Announcer:
THE BABY SHOW
A large number of the finest look
ing babies ever collected attracted
much attention at thle celebration.
The weight and measure test show
ed that four babies were perfect.
They were the babies of Mrs. De
Mars, Mrs. Spencer. Mrs. Heaphy
and Mrs. James Strains. Two lov
ing cups and two sets of baby pins
were awarded the four perfect
Service Commission to advertise for
a bookkeeper at a salary not to
exceed $90 per month. Applica
tions must be in the hands of'Secy
Dobbs within the next few days.
The Committee which was recent
ly appointed to meet with the coun
I cil regarding public improvements
was enlarged and Judge C. Ellis Ott
and all members of the Civil Service
Commission were added to the com
mittee which will hold a meeting
at the high school building Friday
AUDIT OF BOOKS
f The books of the city are being
audited and it is expected that the
I work will be completed within the
r next few days and the report will
/ show that the city has been operated
Sat a cost of less than $30,000 for a
iyear, which is $10,000 less than the
amount estimated when the affairs
s were first started.
I Mayor Sullivan stated that he
I would like to have a body of citizens
go over the report and approval or
critize the manner in which the
aftairs have been conducted. The
audit will be published as soon as
e completed and everyone will be
I given an opportunity to express
their opinion which will be
appreciated by the members of the
I SEVERAL MATTERS DISCUSSED
e Improving the streets, using cre
osoted lumber, the report of retiring
chief of police and other matters
were discussed. Much routine busi
I ness was also disposed of.
the bridge, and it was claimed that
two railroads had been approached
with a view of making leases of
rights-of-way over the structure.
I Also it was said that the St. Tam
many electric line was considering
extension of its service across the
bridge if the venture proved suc
It is claimed that the New Or
leans Great Northern line would be
agreeable to leasing rights over the
bridge, as it would shorten its mile
age into New Orleans about thirty
two miles, besides giving the line a
direct route into the city by its own
rails, or through a connection with
the Public Belt--N. O. American.
To Mnster Co., G.
Capt Stanley Davis, of Amite
City, will arrive in Bogalusa this
morning to attend the muster of
Company G which will take place
at the Y M C A at 8 oclock tonight.
A full attendance of all officers and
privates is expected.
The Civil Service Commission for
the city of Bogalusa will receive
applications for a bookkeeper for
the city. The salary is not to ex
ceed $90 per month. Applications
should be in the hands of A. N.
Dobbs Secretary of the Civil Service
Commission five days prior to the
date the commission will act upon
!est In State
Samuel G. Dupree, special agent
of the Bureau of Vital Statistics of
the State Board of Health, spent
the Fourth in Bogalusa. This was
his first visit to Bogalusa and he
stated that he was amazed to find
such a fine'Iittle city and was more
than pleased with the sanitary con
ditions. Mr. Dupree stated that
Bogaluea's vital records *ere the
best kept of any city in the state.
iPLNS TO MIAK PARISH FAIR
THE BEST OFALL IN THE STATE
Premium Catalog Will Be -
Off The Press In A Few
Days--Other Fair News
The fifth annual fair of Washing
ton Parish will be held in Franklin
t ton October 14, 15 and 16. This
[fair and exposition originally re
ceived its inception among a few
citizens whose influence and ex
ample have extended till we find
every section of the parish fairly
represented by persons desirous of
prosperity for their neighbors as well
as for themselves. On the first and
second occasions the exhibits were
placed on crudely constructed
tables is a livery stable. In the
third year a small house was erected
on grounds loaned for the purpose
s in the northern end of the town.
Last year, the fourth, the same
e grounds were used but exhibition
s buildings were extended to meet
r the demands for additional space.
e As each succeeding fair was held it
e was noticed that interest grew
s ahead of the ability to make prepa
e rations, This year plans are pro
s jected for such improvements and
e additions as will measurably ac
e commodate tie progressiveness of
the people who inhabit this section.
Franklinton, incorporated by an
act of the legislature of 1861, is a
g town of over 1,100 population cen
s trally located, and is the judicial
. seat. Bogalusa, founded in 1906, be
came incorporated as a city by an
_ act of the legislature of 1914, con
tains a population of upwards of
11,000. These two incorporated
municipalities afford homes and oc
cupations for many vocations of
life. In the one, professional, com
mercial, financial and agricultural;
t in the other, the same on a more
d extended scale, their scope enlarged
by manufacturing industries of
e magnitude. By the enterprise of
the builders of the latter named
g city a trunk railroad connects with
ea seaport at the southern terminus
and with many markets on its
northern, western and eastern ranifi
!cations; and a branch line through
e Franklinton connects Tylertown
e and other Mississippi points. The
- telegraph system of communicating
iwith remote habitations became
a fully established in Washington
n Parish lust a few years ago, followed
Squickly by the telephone. The lar
Sgest output of manufactured lum
- ber originates in Washington Parish.
Rapid strides in agriculture have
been made in producing and ship
eping of live stock poultry, vegeta
sbles, fruits dairy products etc The
)f advantage, therefore, of a fair and
* exposition needs no further argu
t. ment to cause a bringing to notice
Id the fertility of the soil, the facilities
for shopping, the education=l and
industrial utilities and the congen
iality of the inhaditants who invite
capital and energy to extend their
spheres of usefulness.
S The Lamptons of Mississippi have
re encouraged the promoters of the
fair by a liberal donation of a tract
of land in Franklinton and have
promised to exhibit a car-load of
blooded cattle, the Great Southern
SLimber Co., has already contributed
lumber for the new exposition hall;
n the State hasappropriated $250 for
premiwms; the police jury and par
ish scho61 board have set aside sums
of money to insure the success of
the affair, and many individuals are
t purposing to aid the enterprise.
f At the reorganization of thej
t association a few weeks ago the
Sfollowing named officeers, directors
e and superintendents were designat
D. E Branch, president; J.
SBetha, Secretaryp L W.Mc
e arst ward;Warren Wilks,
war· R. H. Bateman, third wa
MAYOR WITH ARREST
Slighted Remark In July
Fourth Speech Apgers
Abita Springs, La, July 5-A re
ference to the recent municipal
fight in which former Mayor J. E.
Glission slightingly referred to Mayor
Joseph Bordes, recently commission
ed by Governor Hall, as a "judge
made mayor" came very near dis
rupting the Fourth of July festivities
here and almost resulted in the ar
rest of Mr. Glisson.
Mr. Glisson was one of the speak
ers at the local celebration and in
the course,of his remarks he said:
"In the name of the town coun
cil and the people of Abita Springs,
I bid you welcome. I hope you in
tend, and I see by your faces that
you intend to enjoy yourselves, de
spite the nervous haste of a judge
"Stop him ! Stop him !" the new
mayor warned the chairman, L A.
Block. "Stop him, or.. will put him
It is not known whether Mr. Glis
son heard the warning, but the
subject was changed and the pro
gram preceded without discord.
ESIET COOKE WIRES
IEST ISHES TO ALL
That the high officials of the
Great Southern Lumber Co., are
interested in the pleasures as well
as the success of the people tf
Bogalusa, is best sl~own by the fact
that President, Cooke wired his
greetings which' were as follows.
Mr. W. H. Sullivan,
I am much interested in your
plans for the celebrating of thie
Fourth of July in Bogalusa. Hope
all the employes of the Company
and the good people of Bogalusa
generally will have a thorowgbly
enjoyable day and that your celebra
tiop will be a great success.
(Signed) Walter P. Cooke...
vCl Curt 0e1 ..
The July session of the civil court
Sopened in Franklinton Tuesday and
Sit is expected that Judge Lancaster
I will clear the docket by tomorrow
Sevening following which he will
a take his vacation.
I W. H. Sullivan, fourth ward J. W.
Knight, fifth ward and L J. Green
sixth ward; directors.
Ladies department: Mesdames J,
V. Brock, P, B. Carter and Adai
Domestic science: Mrs. D. R. Johno
son and Misses Julia McNeill and
School department: Professors J.,
F. Peters (Bogalusa,) W. 3. Dunn,
I C. A. Matthews, J. E. Johnston, J, E.
SDees, J. A. Weakley and D. H.String.
Farm products: W. H. Humble;
, Livestock: E, A. ~ris; and Poultry:
C c. Doremus.
Information respecting exhibits
and space illl be cbeerfully given
by an ofscial here named whose
Spostofice addressis Franklinton ex
cept where otherwisae stated.
The ca ~ane and premium list
is now being edto wboo~over
Smay wantone. Bogaulap is fivor.
represented in that stalokgue
has tbs stalp ofs b lal ap