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VOLUME 1 BOGALUSA, LOUISIANA, THURSDAY AUGUST 12, 1915. NIJBER 34
iRMER BGALUSA BOY SUSTAINED
INJURIES WHICH RESULT IN DEATH
rl I'ctcrson I' tlld In .ll
Near Sun .\And I)eath Oc
cured On Monday M1orn
Karl Peterson, age about 15 years
o the son of Peter Peterson for
a resident of Bogalusa but
wlo now resides in New Orleans,
mtined injuries which resulted
jhb death at 11 o'clock Monday
ttnin as the results of sleeping
Sthe N. 0. G. N. railroad traick.
Young Peterson was found on the
it of way of the N. 0. G. N. just
boirt distance South of Sun early
y morning in an unconscious
dtion,with him was a companion
New Orleans. The injured lad
*s brought to the local hospital
_gre his condition was pronounced
tiical and the end came about 11
Molock without the youth regaining
iousness. Death was due to
ktacture of the skull.
0 Young Peterson kissed his mother
ye Sunday morning and stated
be was going out to play. He
his friend Oscar Duvalle and
the boys decided to come to
According to the story
by the Duvalle youth the two
a freight to Slidell and then
to walk to Bogalusa. Being
exhausted from an all night
they decided to take a sleep.
stated that he cautioned
not to sleep too close to
track but that Peterson was so
,n out that he did not heed the
'g. Both boys went to sleep
it is believed that a freight
passing, early in the mrnrning,
akened the boys and as youing
hterson raised his head he was
iuck by the passing cars.
The father of the unfortunate ar
medl in Bogalusa Monday evening
and took charge of the remains
Which were layed to rest in the Bog
"Karl has been homesick for his
old home ever since we came here
In April,"said Mrs. Peterson. "He
said he wanted to go back to Boga
lusaand go to work. We did not
want him to go. Yesterday morn
lot he kissed me goodbye, and said
a was going out to play. He had
N money, and when he did not
atne home last night I was afraid
k had gotten into trouble. I sup
Iose he tried to ride on the train
without money, and fell off.
Karl Peterson was the son of
liter and Elsa Mary Peterson. They
live five other children, three girls
rd tw6 boys.
Jil'S FRIEND STIAT
fUDO TO PAT MORTGSAE
laurel, Miss. Aug. 8.-A subscrip
list has been started in Laure
,aise funds to liquidate a mort-f
placed on his homne by Hon.
W. Riley, of Natchez, recent
te for goverrlnor. The Natch
cadidate has many loyal friends
ilurel and Jones countyv and it
pecated that the subscription
will reach large proportions,
those who have the matter in
say they will refuse to accept
than a dollar from any one
it is expected that the move
ill be immediately takeup
,her towns and ,.ities.
Ask For Bids
h Police Jury haive advertised
Sfor the repair of the roads of
Nis forthe next threeyears.
Il demand that the success
bier furnish surety bond.
t will be let the latter
HAMMONO CITY OFFICIAL
FACE RECALL ELECTION
Climax Reached As Result
Of Fight That Has Been
t Brewing For Weeks
d Baton Rouge. La., August 6.-Re
y call petitions have been filed with
g Gov. Hall by citizens of Hammond
t. asking that a special election be
e called to decide the question of re
t moving Mayor Skinner and the
y commission council of that town,
s under the provisions of Act 286 of
I The mayor is h in
1 co m p e te n c y , w it . ,d :o.th th
d other two comm :
j his prerogative
g ing in their act "
o a part to secret
T. R. Tham .
r public finance, is .r ~
d petition with failure to make a Duu
e get, misapplication of public funds
I and with making and ratifying ille
a gal contracts which he kept secret
y Against George F. Smith, com
o missioner of public streets and
a parks, the charge of being a party
g to illegal and secret contracts also
t is filed. He also is charged with
•. "partiality in the conduct of his
I office" and "failure to secure for
o the city the ordinary discounts and
o rebates on the purchase of machi
e nery, materials and supplies."
p The recall petition against Mayor
t Skinner contains ninety-eight
names. Those against the other
two commissioners has sixty-six
nFAMILY OF FIVE SAVED
FROM DROWNING SUNDAY
An entire family of five persons
escaped death by drowning only a
few seconds thfough a combination
of lucky circumstances that attend
ed them Sunday when an automo
bile driven by Miss Esther Schaff.
sixteen years old, topped the em
bankment along the New Basin
canal at Laurel Grove and the Shell
road, overturning and pinning its
occupants under the body of the
car inten feet of water says the
Two of the victims, Mrs. Adele
Schaff, forty years old, and Rene
Schaff, seventeen years old, were
taken from the water unconcious,
but were resuscitated at the Coun
try Club directly in front of which
the accident occurred. Marcus
Schaff, fifty years old, the father, I
and Joseph M. Schaff, twenty two
years old, a son, were uninjured
and quickly revived when taken
from the water in the canal. Mrs.
Schaff and her daughter, Esther,
suffered slight concussions on the
head and body. The Schaffs live
at 1926 Washington Avenue.
HARRY WILSON TO ADDRESS
FARMERS HERE ON SEP 4TH,
Harry D. Wilson, one of the assis
tants of the Agricultural Department
of the state, will be in Bogalusa on
Saturday Sep. 4th, and will make
an address to the farmers and citi
zens. Mr. Wilson will give facts
as to what can be raised in this
parish and the successful method
to get the best crops. Mr. Wilson
is a successful truck grower as well
as a brilliant speaker. The Y. M. C.
A. band will be on hands and it is
expected that a large crowd will be
present to hear the address, detailsi
of which will appear latter.
FOIMED BiLtUSA PHYiCIArN AESTE AT NEW
ORLEANS CHARGEO WITH ILLEGAL ORUG TRAFFIC
Dr. Robert H. Chilton, formerly a
physician of this city but who left
Bogalusa about three years ago, was
arrested in New Orieans Saturday
afternoon as well as about twenty
of his patients, charged with violat
ing the new Harrison drug act. The
raid and arrest was a spectatular
event and the fact that a score of
arrests were made at the Maison
Blanche building caused much ex
Latter it developed that William
F. Gause, alledged to be a drug fiend
and "confidence man" wasacting as
secretary to Dr. Chilton. On the
secretary was found a prescription
for 200 capsules of morphine.
Following the arrest Dr. Chilton
OORSEY DROS STORE BURNED NliD LOSS WILL REACH
BETWEEN S13000 TO S150IO1TO REDUILO STORE
i' i: of iuknowni origin dpestroyed
;4 * 4 :m i for buildings of Dor.
Bro'.. ; :..:, m rnioig re
carrin .. :. s J .. t .'
great headway otD;. o- ,is
covered and connected with the ,i
that the buildings were located in
Richardsontown, where the water
mains are not extended, was respon
sible for the total loss. The Col
umbia street volunteer fire depart
COMPAiY WI1 LEAVE SUNDIIAY TO ATTEND
ENCAMPMENT-BEST COMPANY IN THE STATE
Final arrangments have been
made and everything is in readi
ness for the departure of Company
'G" for Shreveport Sunday, August
15. An extra passenger coach to
be occupied by the Company, will
be placed on the South Side Satur
day night, and will be picked up by
the regular passenger train Sunday
morning at 7 o'clock.
Upon arrival in New Orleans, at
10:30 a m, the Company will be
dismissed until 7:00 p m, at which
time they, together with Company
"A" and the Hospital Corps of New
Orleans, will leave on a special
train via the Texas & Pacific Rail
way, picking up Companies "E" and
"H" of Baton Rouge and Company
"I" of Amite at Addis, and Com
pany "M" at Alexandria, arriving
at Shreveport about 8 o'clock Mon
According to the schedule as
outlined, the men will be at leisure
every afternoon and night, the only
drill being the batillion and regi
mental parades two afternoons each
This will be the first encamp
ED WALLACE BITTEN 9Y SPIDER DEVELOPS 1LOOD
POISON ANO DEATH FOLLOWEO TUESDAY NIGHI
While setting on the railroad
track at the Warnerton camp sever
al days ago, Ed Wallace who was
employed by the G S L Co., was
bitten by a spider but little attention
was paid to the incident. A few
days latter he became sick and fol
MAYOR ASK NEAR BEER DEALERS TO ATTEND COUNCIL
The city authorities have addressed
a letter to the near beer dealers of
the city stating that things are not
running just right and will request
their presence at the next council
meeting so that matters can be dis
cussed before any action is taken.
Following is a copy of the letter.
"We are trying to keep the city
of Bogalusa a law-abiding commun
ity. We have ordinances that have
been passed after careful considera
tion by the City Council and by the
people of the city. In reference to
the near beer business, we had rath
made a statement following of which
is a part.
"He had me arrested as an ordi
nary criminal, and treated me as
such until he finally tumbled to the
fact that he had no quack to deal
with, but a regular physician who
had dared to benefit the community
and to aid a number of poor unfor
tunates by making a specialty of
treating drug addicts. I have this
right of treating addicts, and intend
to exercise the right regardless of
the mammoth exhibition and photo
play "dope fiend" raid pulled off last
night. Tersely stated, he moved me
and my whole pratice into his
(ment made a gallant fight and their
efforts f~sulted in nearby buildings
i~ting saved a)mong wh:.::h wa the
building and stock of DreyI::s Co.
All o, t"'e butldPiS, . .+ framen
W. (;. Dorsey, senior men.eber of
;.e h. e.timated thai the loss
't. ',.'in the neighborhood -'
$10,000. le a)ro~.onc i th!at with
in the next few days work :. ill start
on erecting another building and as
soon as it is completed that a new
stock will be opened at the former
ment held at Shreveport, and, so
enthusis'atic are the citizens about
it, that they have arranged dances
for the men every afternoon in one
of the buildings on the fair grounds.
have built fourteen screened kitch
ens and dining rooms for the use of
the Regiment, and have had the
city water piped to the various Com
pany streets. Nothing, it seems,
has been overlooked that will add
to the pleasure or comfort of the
men. They have even gone so far
as to have special stationery printed
to be distributed among the men
for use in correspondence.
Saturday, August 21, will be
Governor's day, when there will be
a parade in town and a review of
the troops by the Governor and
We learned from Capt. Guerre
that it is very probable future en
campments will be held in different
cities of the state instead of at
one certain place; so it is time now
for towns desiring to have the en
campment next year to "wake up'
and put in their bid.
b )wing, blood poison set in. He was
brought to the Bogalusa hospital in
a serious condition where death re
sulted Tuesday night. The deceased
was 35 years of age and a widower.
The remains were sent to his old
home at Wesson Miss., where the
funeral will be held today.
er let it go along, depending on your
interest to maintain good order in
the city to see that the laws and
ordinances were fully carried out:.
and you all promised us support in
assisting in the suppression of the
illegal sale of liquor in the city.
Things are not moving along in this
line as well as they might: and I
have notified the City Clerk that the
next time we hold a Commission
Council meeting, we should like to
have you present, as we wish to
discuss these matters with you be
fore taking any farther action."
BOGALUSA ON VEGE OF BUSIEST
SEASON IN HISTORY OF THE CITY
Shops Running F:ull Blast
Paper Mill Working 75
t Men, Lumber Market Im
proving And Building Is
Still On The Increase
With six dwellings in the course
of construction, with three more
contracts let this week and two sets
f of plans almost ready for bids Boga
- lusa is still enjoying a boom in the
t building line, Indications are that,
this fall will see usualy activity in
this line of business. The reopening
of the paper mill will mean much
toward an increased value in pro.
perty in Northwest Bogalusa. Three
of the new contracts let this week
were for buildings in that section
of the town.
Meanwhile a large force of men
are working at the railroad shops
r and it is one of the busiest scenes
in the state, Announcment has
been made that the lumber market
is showing a remarkable improve
ment and ' verythin-g points to one
of the most prosperous seasons in
the history of btoga'ha. FIr,:atf
property is scarce and there is a bh!f
Iemarnd for four and tihe roon
Ih=usrs i9 Bogalus and it is ex-i,
pected that ~l,parts of the city
will enjoy a build , boorn within
the next two montli.. .
There are few, if any, mi L out of l
- employment in Bogalusa and when
the paper mill is reopened, which
will in the near future, it is belihved
that it will be necessary to impost
ant labor for nearby towns.
For the past several weeks a force
of about 50 men have been employ
Sed at the paper mill. . I
G. H. Wood, of Monroe, Wis.
accompanied by Joe Skeldon, S
of the Skeldon Engineering Co, of
Cleveland, Ohio, arrived in Boga
r lusa Sunday night to inspect the
improvements which are being made
at the paper mill. Mr. Wood did
not make any statement as to
when the mill would positively
open but he has a large force of
men, about 75 to be exact, at work
and it is stated that another force
of men will be placed at work with
in the next few days. It is predicted
that within the next two weeks
that the total number of men at
work at the paper mill will be in
the neighborhood of 100. When
the mill is started it will employ ]
150 or more.
During the past 10 days several
carloadof supplies have arrived at I
the mill The improvements will'
represent an investment of approxi- 1
PAlO YOUR PER CAPITlA
TilA? DETE GElT BUST!
Here is a little tip to those who
have not paid their per capita tax. i
Beat it to the city clerks office in
North Bogalusa and get your reciept
at the earliest possible moment. If i
you do not the officers are liable to
I nab you and then you will be forc
to pay the tax and the costs of the i
court. During the hast few days I
several arrests have been made by
the officers and the per-capita tax
was paid as well as the additional
costs. It has been tipped off that I
about 100 warrents have been issued I
for the arrest of those who have not
paid their tax and it is a pretty safe i
prediction that in case you have
not paid your per-capita tax for this
1year that your name is among these
who have been ordered arrested.
The per-capita tax amount to $2
per year and this money is used for
the improvement of the streets.
The oflicals are determined to see
that none escape paying their tax
so if you have neglected to pay your
tax you had better take advantage i
of this tip.
START MOVEMENT FOR
AFARMERS TRADE DAY
Fine Stock And Other Valu.
able Articles May Be
Sold At Auction
If the movement which was start.
ed last week materializes Bogalusa
will be the scene of monthly Trade
Days such as are conducted in the
West, when farmers will be offered
stock, as well as other articles at
auction. Wiley Magee, who recently
returned from the West appeared
before a directors meeting of the
Association of Commerce and told
of the great success of such sales.
He stated that stock of all kinds, as
well as implements and household
good. were placed at auction which
resulted in farmers attending in
Ilarge numbers. Not only will the
farmers be able to brlat a pri -
`they a'te wPilh to ay bbut-wroio .
i be invitei i" list arik:l.r tb he sold
In: ord'r tthat the sales "ttract
crtowds irou the sart J .. Johnson
suggested that 6'he fine sto.k bý :
`+rcbased and sold at the tirst sale.
t!twas decided by the Association' of
Coimerce aiat the directors of i:
Association each contribute $10 f
the purchase of the stock. It this.
money, which is to be sent to Mr.
Johnson, reaches an amount, tojen
able the purchasing of the stock it
will be secured and the first sale will
be held the latter part of September.
Such sales have proved bene)teiaL ,
the farmers, merchants end citizens
tof many cities in the west and mid
f dle west and there is no reason why;
- it would not be a succes in Bogalusa;...
These sales grow in interest each.
month and it would be only a ques- .
t ion of a few such sales until, the
Sfarmers for miles around would look .
forward to such events,
FINEST COW IN ENTIRE
STATE LOCATED AT RUSTON
'I believe I've discovered the fin
i est Jersey cow in the state." said
Harry D). Wilson of the State De
partment of Agriculture, and a
candidate for Commissioner of
Agriculture, at the Cosmopolitan
SHotel in New Orleans Sunday,.
? "Up in Ruston the other deylI
Sheard of a cow it was said was giv
ing seven gallons of milk a day,"
Mr. Wilson said.
"The thing sounded odd, so I ip
vestigated. I found the aninrl
owned by S. J. Harris. ownr d% the
Harris Hotel, of Ruston, Mr. Harris
had a daily record of the cow's per
formances. which showed she gave
1866 pounds of milk in 30 days, and
on one day gave 62 pounds, or about
seven and one-half gallons. The
milR runs over 4 1-2 percent butter
"Mr. Harris told me he bought the
cow for $35 from a man IbmTenn
essee who got hard up near Ruston.
I figure the cow to be worth abqut
$1500 on a basis of her milt pro
duction. She is a full-blood Jersey.
Her performance is the more remark .
able because she is not fed balanced
rations. I think that with ecreful
feeding she would give, perhaps, a
gallon more of milk per day,"
Eye Specialist Coming.
Dr. Frank A. Overbay, a well
known eye specialist of New Or
leans, will make regular visits to
Bogalusa each month his first visit
here will be next Monday. For the
present he will make his headquar
ters at lear's Dwrg Store.