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BOT MLUSA ENTERPRISE
",UE 1 BOGALUSA, LOUISIANA, THURSDAY AUGUST 5, 1915. I-NIE~
ilSTRICT ATTORNEY ANSWERS
CHARGES MADE IN CIRCULAR
Says Ihis Iluties Are Not
Those (If . i)cetective
And Invited Mr. Lancas
ter To Appear IHefore
lraing the past few days hun
d&ds of residents in Washington
pgidh have received a circular
i ed by W. B. Lancaster, a New
Odeans resident who is a property
idler in and around Mandeville,
stang that the liquor laws in Man
dville are not being inforced.
Attorney Brock. of Franklinton,
Mas issued a statement to the press
g-ig that he does not know
wither the said circular was
,tuated by motives of patriotism
sd a sincere desire to see the laws
d: the state upheld or whether it
wts actuated by personal malice or
fi political reasons. He then gives
Ime facts, a part of which are as
Whether this circular was actuat
ai by motives patriotic and a
di`ere desire to see the laws of the
State upheld, or whether it was
,~ated by personal malice or for
plical reasons, I leave the public
ejudge from the following state
Imlnt of facts.
'"The gentleman whose name ap
. at the bottom of the circular,
W. B. Lancaster, is a resident
the City of New Orleans. the cir
~atls were printed in New Orleans,
(bef were mailed from New Orleans,
;;sy were mailed to the citizens of
Wuhington Parish who could have
-ipoesible interest in the adminis
tnion of the local laws in the town
Mandeville. which is in St. Tam
imy Parish. Washington being a
pbohibition Parish and a large nor
the of St. Tammany being wet, in
dtaiing the town of Mandeville,
whee the complaint is laid."
TIfthe geatleman would imply
b mailing these circulars to the
dthens of Washington Parish, that
the citizens of St Tammany Parish
'It incapable of managing their
own internal affairs, then I think he
should have made his appeal for
umistance, if such it is. in a different
qy, and the people of St Tammany
PUari would doubtless have appre
doted Mr. Lancaster's solicitude for
their welfare a great deal more if be
eltdConfined his circulars to the
llhs of the Parish affected, which.
my the least, would have come
proving his sincerity."
Uiderdateof May 7, 1915, re
by me in due course of mail,
"New Orleans, La. May 7,1915.
J. Vol Brock,
SDistrict Attorney of St Tammany,
1tisistoadvise you that a license
.oerate a bar on the beach at
, between Gerard and
tte streets, has been illegally
to Bechac and Musnier by
Mayor and Town Council of
lay illegally because Bechac
It Mugnier failed to have a ma
htof property holders, within
.fet, sign the petition for said
nom ecessitated by law.
!! You going to allow this bar
to be run in open violation of
Isw !Further more I will also
you to come to Mandeville
iSunday and she the bar rooms
openly violate the Sunday
be Gay Shattuok law and the
Very truly yours.
(Signed) W. B. Lancaster."
,C Omnunication I replied on
11. 1915 as follows:
i. ,ton La., May 11,. 1915
w f lanecaster,
New Oeans, La.
My Dear Sir:
Your letter of May 7th has been
- received, I note what you have to
say in regard to the granting of a
permit by the Town Council of the
town of Mandeville to Bechac and
Mugnier to operate a saloon with
lout their having a majority of the
signatures of the boni fidi properity
holders within three hundred feet
r of the proposed location.
As to whether or not I will al
low this bar room to be run in
open violation of the law will say
that this is not in the province of
my office. There is no criminal
statute involved. It is true that
s if this permit was given, as you
v say, it was illegally done, but the
s criminal court is not your remedy,
1 but the civil court instead. You
s will find this by reading Section S,
t of Act 176 of 1898.
r As to your invitation to come to
s Mandeville any Sunday and see
s the bar rooms there openly violate
the Sunday law, the Gay Shattuck
aw and the gambling laws, I think
a you ask too much. The District
e Attorney's office was never intend
s ed to be a detective office and none
r of my predecessors used it as such
besides, if it were, you know that
(Contniued on page 4.)
PARISH ROAD CONTRACTOR
TENDERS HIS RESIGNATION
These are the days of resignation
f and now the parish officials are
adopting the habit. H. E. Willis,
who since Feb 15, has been road
supervisor tendered his resignation
Sat the meeting of the Police Jury
1 Washington Parish to go into effect
on September 1. Mr. Willis was the
first road supervisor of the parish
and his action came as a surprise
Hon. Body of Police Jurors of Wash
ington Parish, La
r It is with regret that I hereby
tender my resignation to take effect
r Sept 1st, 1915. After trying for six
t months to get the road affairs of
the Parish in good shape, and being
met with obstacles from several .
r members as follows: Contracts be
ing let without allowing or receiving
Sany bids whatever. Also not mak
.ing the contractor give good
Under the above conditions I
consider it impossible to get good
first class work for the least possible
cost to the tax payers. Therefore
I would request that your honorable
body make arrangements to relieve
me of my present duties Sept 1st,
A. E. Willis.
To Opena New Store
Berenson Bros., of Columbia St.,
announce that they will open a
store in Baton Rouge about Sep., 15.
E. Berenson and family will moveI
there. The large stock here will re
main and several thousands dollars
worth of new fall goods will arrive
in the next few weeks. Berenson
Bros., are hustlers and we predict
that the Baton Rouge store will be a
The annual statement of J. T
Simmons, sheriff and tax collector i
which has just been issued shows (
that the gross collections from July ]
27, '14 to July 28.'15 was $121,061.
PAPE[ MILL IS SCENE OF MUCH ACTIVITY AND
OPENINC IMOST LIKELY WILL BE ON SClHEDULEO TIME!
A majority of the people of Boga
lus- apparently have lost interest in
the reopening of the paper mill. due
to the weather or the fact that they
have been disappointed so many
times, but since the new mana
ger took charge there has been little
talk but plenty of action. During
the past few days four or five car
loads of machinery have arrived as
well as an equal number of carloads
of brick. About 50 men are now
employed at the mill and they are
busily engaged in making chances
and placing the new machinery. G.
GETS WHELEOARHOW RIDE
AS IESULT OF ELECTION
J. A. Canada and H. J. Poole, two
of Bogalusa's best known elder
citizens made an agreement several
days ago regarding the outcome of
the vote in Bogalusa for delegate to
the Constitutional Convention which
resulted in Mr. Canada hauling Mr.
Poole in a wheelbarrow. The agree
ment was to go to the Commissary
from North Bogalusa but after the
election Judge Poole decided it
would be a hard task for Mr. Canada
to comply with the agreement, even
though Mr. Canada was willin'g, so
Mr. Poole was pushed a short dis
tance. The event was witnessed
by a large number of people.
RILEY LEADS BILBOIN RACE FOR
GOVERNOR OF MISSISSIPPI
With about half the vote
reported Riley is leading
Bilbo with a majority of
2000 votes and the Clarion
Ledger predicts that Riley
will have a majority over
Bilbo of between 2000 to
5000 and that a second pri
mary will be necessary.
(SPECIAL TO ENTERPRISE)
Jackson, Miss., Aug 3.
Early returns from the Mississip
pi election showed that the race for
governor was between Bilbo and
Riley, the other three candidates
BAIL CAME SATURDAY
Bogalusa fans will have an oppor
I tunity of seeing the Franklinton
team play ball for the first time this
season and they are coming here
with the determination of showing
the locals the game. They have
secured a battery from New Orleans
and expect to win. The game is
scheduled for Saturday afternoon
and the hour set to "play ball" is 4
oclock. The Parish Seat team will
be accompanied by a large number
of fans. On Sunday afternoon the
Columbia boys will return for a
game. They have sent word in ad.
vance that unless the locals are
strenghtened that they expect to win
the game in a walk. The Sunday
game will be started at 3.30.
Eijoy Bay Ride.
A crowd of young folks met at
Mr. and Mrs. Mullings, of Mississippi
Ave, Saturday evening and went
for a hay ride. Those is the party
were the Misses Johnie Pittman,
Maude Jopes, Dorothy, Mary and
Elizabeth Mullings, Thelma Hard
ing and Messrs. blous Keaton, Darby
Gilmore, Syril Mammelli, Emmit
Hall. Hines Williams, Claud and
Harold Ball. Miss Gertrude Mull
ings chaperoned the merry crowd..
" H. Wood, the general manager is
expected to arrive in Bogalusa with
in the next week when it is expect
ed that he will announce just when
the mill will reopen. Mr. Wood has
adopted the policy of not announc
ing the opening until he is positive
that he can keep his word. When
last here he stated that he did not
believe the mill would reopen until
the first or middle of September,
and those who are .in a position to
know state that he will not miss
I his guess but a few days.
MANY HEAR MISS GORDON
SPEAK FOR SUFFRAGE
A large crowd greeted Miss Jean
Gordon at Goodyear park last Friday
evening when she delivered an ad
dress in behalf of Woman Suffrage.
Miss Gordon not only proved to be
an interesting speaker but gave
some good reasons why the women
should be entitled to vote. On Fri
day afternoon at the Pine Tree Inn
the Washington Parish Sufferage
Association was organized. Mrs.
W. D. Shaffqr was made chairm an
and Miss Ida Rowan Secretary.
Much enthusiam was shown at both
meetings and much good was ac
complish in behalf of the movement
polling very few votes, and indica
tions were that a second primary
would be held on Aug 24. The first
returns were from cities, however,
and where the anti Bilbo forces ex
p:cted to poll their largest vote.
Out of about 300 precints Bilbo was
running even with Riley while the
other three candidates did not aver
age 1000 votes each.
SPECIAL TO ENTERPRISE
Jackson, Miss., Aug. 3. Shortly
before noon today at Bilbo head
- quarters it was stated that Mr.
r Bilbo would be elected on the first
I primary with a majority of between
s 15,000 to 20,000.
MINED SHIP CARRIED
I' BOGCALUSA LUMBER
Information has just been receiv
1 ed here from London, England, that
s the S. S. Drumloist was destroyed
e by mines off Archangel, Captain
Q Bailie and his crew being saved.
This steamship had just discharged
sa large cargo of yellow pine timber
I consigned to English representatives
] of the Great Southern Lumber com
1 pany and J. J. Newman Lumber
1 campany. Captain Bailie spent
r several days in Bogalusa prior to his
a vessel sailing from Gulfport.
Price Of Ferds Reduced.
Attention is called to the adver
tisement of H. E. Rester announcing
the reduction of $50 on all Ford
cars. No guarantee is made, how
ever, that the price will remain that
low for any length of time.
Mrs. Lear Ill.
The many friends of Mrs. A. D.
Lear will regret to learn that she
has been ill for the past tew days.
Her mother, Mrs. Ginery, of New
Orleans, was called to her bedside
I Monday afternoon.
Berenson Bros., the well -known
Columbia street merchants, have
completed extensive improvements
on the interior of their store which
affords them much more mom.
POLICE JURY CALL OFF THE
ELECTION SCHEDULED FOR AUG., 31 :
J. I. l,indsley Appears Be
s fore The Police Jury And
Shows That No Special
e Tax Is Required To Pay
o The people of Washington Parish
,s will not be asked to vote a special
tax of a mill and one half on Aug
- ust 31, as had been ordered. This
action was taken at a meeting of
the police jury Tuesday afternoon.
It was decided to dedicate two and
E one half mills of the present taxes
to takeoff the out standing indebted
n ness. At this meeting of the Police
y Jury Tuesday, Mr. J. B. Lindsley,
President of the Washington Bank
. & Trust Co., Fiscal Agents of the
e Parish, made an hours talk in op
e position to any increase of taxation,
n and advocated the dedication of a
i- proportion of the present tax reve
n nues as a basis for a bond issue
,e with which to take up the present
s. out-standing indebtedness.
n In the course of his arguments,
r. Mr. Lindsley brought out the fact
h that of a totai net revenue of $4,
435.88 which the Parish collected in
1914 only approximately $1,000.00 1
_ was on hand with which to finance
the Parish for 1915 and to meet, a
large outstanding debt. He said in
"It is interesting to note from the
Sheriff's report that of a total col
lection of $43,435.88, $17,575.70 was
paid in parish script This merely
g3es to prove the careless, impro
vident, unbusiness like and reckless
manner in which the Police Jury
handled the affairs of the Parish in
the past. One instance that might
' be taken as an illustration of this is
the expenditure of about $1,000.00
in the early part of this year for
the improvement of the Court-house
and the Court-house grounds. Under
prosperous conditions. I, pe-sonally,
am always in favor of civic improve
ment of this kind.
y Would you, lr. Keaton, paint
I- your house, if you had neither 1
r. clothes nor food for your family ?"
it Referring to the rumor that the
n Police Jury had recently award
ed contracts that wer! tot in
- writing, and through the"a,;.:, v of
one member, and with,,:'t bids, :£.
Lindsley stated gat if this wte
Strue "the Police Jry was gur;' i t
criminal negligence." In an argu
ment with Mr. Smith 'he asserted
' that such contracts were illegal and
t that in his opinion the individual
d members of the Police Jury were
n personally liable. He stated, that
he had no objections to the mem
d hers spendirg their own money in
" this way, but that the Police Jury
was accountable to the people for
the public funds.
"T'he more money we give you,
the more you will spend. If we
were to double the taxes, you would
use it all."
In regard to liquidating the out
standing Parish indebtedness, Mr.
- Lindsley said!
g 'The Sheriff turned over to you
net last year $43,435.88. This year, a
you will get about $40,000., decrease a
on account of the incorporation t
of Bogalusa. About $7,500 of this 4
can be used on roads only. This
reduces your income for general
). purposes to $32.500.;00. You budg-]
e eted this year $22,495.00 including :
5. however the Sheriffs commission of
, $2,50. This would come out,.
e leaving $19,995.00. By pursuing a
strict policy of economy and re-I
trenchment, it is possible to cut this
budget still more You have for
instance set aside $5,000.00 for
bridge repair, which in view of the
fact that you have a special road
Sfundof $7A,00, ouht to be ueat in
wo. On statibaery, feeding pris'on
ers, incidental expenses, court ex-.
penses etc., you should be able to
save $1000 to $2000 more. I really
believe that under good. manage
ment you can keep the general
statutory expenses down to $15,000
The interest on your outstanding
indebtedness runs to about $8,500.00
annually, so that you ought to have
a net savings of -nearly $10;000.
With this you can pay up your in
debtedness in less than thirteen
Mr. Saiford said that the parish
could not be run on $15,000, butr
that he thought it could be done on
$18,000. He immediately offered a
resolution covering the first step to
ward settirg aside a 2 1-2 mills or
approximately $12,500 for the ptr'
ro e )f liquid.ting, the parish debts.
MISS STINSONi FAILED eT
MAKllE THE FLIGHTS SUNDAY
Miss Marjorie Stinson, whose
aeroplane was wrecked here July-t
5th and wlh"o was to have made
flights in New Orleans Saturday and
Sunday, made two unsuccessful at
p tempts Saturday afternoon and dis.
appointed a large crowd. It is said
that her failure to fly was due to
the condition of the motor and the
machine is said to have behaved
something like it did in Bogalusa. A.
number of veople from BogalusaF .
were at the fair grounds at Nevsir
Orleans to see her fly. Miss Stiason I
announced that she.would remain s
in New Orleans until next Sunday.I
and would make another attept,.
ONE KiiiEO, ENO r.i:
AND RIOT FEARED ATd I
Policeman August Buochoo i
dead, Charles Rapp, a saloon keep
lies in the hospital while Chf f "
police Leson is in jail as a relt pf
an attempt to close the sal ns in
that city on Sunday. The oder to
close the saloons is said to hbe been
a result of a politicial mi'Up and
when policeman Bouchon And Chief'
Leson found the saloon /of Rapp.
or,.i they attempted to arest him
when he ope ^fy with; revolver.
Irefused l let thel t
Further trouble I.:.e-i .
Big Features At Itgice City.
A big treat is in store for the
patrons of the Magic City tonight
when Mary Fuller will appear in *
"A Daughter of the Nile." Its a
three reel drama of mystery and
Sromance and Miss Fuller will be seen
in one of her best and latest plays.
i'The Clemenceau Case" said to be
one of the finest pictures produced
in months will also be shown. .This
famous picture presents Theda Ba: a
who recently appeared here in "A
Fool There Was." Its a picture that
every man and woman in Bogalusa
should see and it is believed that
the Magic City will taxed to its capa
city tonight. These two features
will make one of the strongest bills
that has ever been presented at the
Magic City and the price of admis
sion will be 10 and 20 cents.
For the remainder of the week an
"excellent program will be remdered
and you should not overlook the
weeks bill which appears on the last
page of this issue,.
Jamesla Cl. .
I C. Janies, of
Insa okn a