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HC B0&ALU5A tmeRmst AND AMERICAN BOGALUSA, LOUISIANA, THURSDAY, JULY 11, 1918. Number 28. fS TAKE CAR; KILLED IN ACCIDENT Boy Injured When rikes Ox and Turns Freddie, age about 15 and a son of the Freddie I arrested at the camps north two years ago, charged , and who is now serving in the state penitentiary, "the Bogalusa Hospital Fri lit following an accident ' near Ramsey Thurs Young Freddie was "Peggie," having lost his j] years ago. When his was sentenced to the peni , u unde of Chief of Police „ jiagee, M. M. Magee, a j J, do fanner at Springhill, 15 : I from Bogalusa, gave the boy On the night of July 4th s's son and young Freddie I 'to take some negroes to and took the car without pgP^'-Wpn of Mr. Magee, ^jme Floris Magee gnd when near ^which turned! i Freddie boy I Lrtcked up j — _____ JJ shaken ! off tffe"«c^oes were j They were brought to the ! i Hospital, where Herbert $y evening. The car, which kieally a new Overland, was nplete wreck. -W.S.S. Vint Delivers ! Address Here of the British army, attraction here on the he delivered a moat before a large Vint was one of the } with the lièr ent began at % I Hie evening and continued at night. The Y. W. C. a program which metj applauses. vMoving pic- were shown and music was by Swain's orchestra. -Ï —W.S.S. DOING SAFETY WORK! you tried the "bump the •t" If not, you cannot help but «te the fact that hereafter »w going to go slow around corners and across rail- t »«sings. The first two to he in operation are on Fourth *nd auto drivers pronounce np the bumps" a big success, "from their expressions when it the first time, not knotv- the "bumps" are there. If f bave not tried them, you had frke a little advice and slow ' tar down to 5 miles and throw ■ S«w in second. If you go over ■ than that rate, you are pretty 1 1® hit the top of the car. So fui are the bumps that the Council will likely be to put one in at both the bad at the hospital and one at »er of Austin street and avenue. -W.S.S.- „ MAY OWN iNTERURBAN LINES ÖN' ROUGE, July 9.—With I dissenting vote, the House of T*ntatives Tuesday passed the F Senator E. L. Simmons of St. * empowering municipalities in it* to combine and co-opernte ] other in the ownership, n and operation of electric •n railways and hydro-elec The bill had previously Jjb* Senate by a unanimous •fit now goes to the gover approval. nons bill is classed as one t important and construc aj. tee passed at this session ^*J®o**l Assembly. The pur ^■a bfil is to enable the mu in Louisiana to build and ^.* l> «iectric intjrurban rail r"* ^t will ultimately grid ! which will furnish rapid transportation be . different cities and towns. TS'AV Hr » _ ö ö 2T& was. meeting ** Savings Society will hold x at the Y. W. C. A. »deck Monday, July 15th. BOND ELECTION .ED FOR ROADS Police Jury Changes Plans and Election Will Be Held August 27 The police jury of Washigton parish have called off the 8 mill tax to run for a period of 25 years and instead have set August 27th as the day to vote on $500,000 go)d road bonds. It developed last week that if the 8 mill tax was voted that federal and state aid could not be secured and that only a limited amount of roads could be built in one year as the 8 mill tax was paid. The present plan will result in the parish getting* something like from $1,000 to $1,500 a mile from the State and Federal government. Furthermore, the $500,000 can be secured at one time to do the ro*d work, providing the bonds are vote ! and sold. It has been pointed'out the parish also probably save con siderable interest by selling only enough bonds to complete the work from time to time instead of having the entire amount of the bonds on hand and paying interest, t is not thought that the fund to take care of the bonds will require more than a 4 mill tax. The action of the police jury is re ported to have been approved over the former plan by a large majortiyj of tho tax payera. Nothing except the routine busi- ness and the selection of the official journal came up the meeting. The Era-Leader was selected as the offi- cial for th ensuing year. -W.S.S.-- Joe Murphy Jailed; Charged With Incest Joe Murphy, formerly an employee <ff the N. O. G. was ar.' 824* 9fc, Charies itreetî by Chief ^of Police Abner Déagke, assisted by members of the New Orleans police force. He is charged with incest and is being held at the parish prison in New Orleans. The crime is al- leged to have been committed in Adamstown. and the mother, son and daughter will all testify against him, according to the local police. Murphy left Bogalusa t about six weeks ago when it is said that his crime was known to residents in that part of the city. Firday Chief of Police Magee learned that he was in New Orleans and encountered no difficulty in locating him. He will be held in New Orleans until the day of his trial, as feeling against him is high, according to the police. -W.S.S. 100 KILLED IN RAILROAD WRECK NASHVILLE, Tenn., July 9.—At least a hundred persons were killed and as many more injured shortly after 7 o'clock this- morning, when Nashville, Chatanooga & St. Louis railways fast passenger trains No. 1, from Memphis, and No. 4 from Nashville crashed together head-on just around the sharp, steep graded curve at Dutchman's Bend, about five miles from here near the Harding road. Both engines reared and fell on either side of the track, unrecogniz able masses of twisted iron and steel, while the fearful impact of the blow drove the express car of the northbound train through the flimsy wooden coaches loaded with human freight, telescoping the smoking car in front and piling high in the air the two cars behind it, both packed to the aisles with negroes en route to the powder plant and some 150 other regular passengers. Just where lies the blame it is im possible now to say. Officials of the road are silent. But one of three things is reasonably sure—that the engineer of Number 4 was given wrong instructions, ran by his signal,, or overlooked the schedule on which j he was supposed to run. That he! knew the Memphis train to be a »it- j tie late leads to the conjecture he* was attempting to reach the switch) at Harding station, a short distance beyond the scene of the wreck, be- fore the inbound train arrived at that point. -W.S.S.-- Mrs. J. S. McLemore and li'-tle daughter have returned from a de lightful visit with relatives and many friends in Hattiesburg. Accompany Children When They Swim Since the swimming poql at the Pine Tree Inn has ben thrown open to the public there has beeeo an un- usually large number of smLll child- ren enjoying the sport and many of these youngsters are too small to be allowed in the pool unless ac- companied by a grown person. The management asks that parents ac- company or send some one who can swim with the children, as there are some deep places in the pool and it might be that some of the children who cannot swim get into deep water while an attache of the hotel is not nearby. -W.S.S. COOL DAYS HELP ICE SITUATION The few day of cool weather last week assisted greatly in improving the «ce situation in Bogalusa. The Bogalusa Ice Co., will be in position to give everyone in Bogalusa a small amount each day. The Bogalusa Creamery Co., which i$ also owned by Dr. J. H. Slaughter, broke all records here the Fourth of July, when they sold over 400 gallons of ice cream. The cream they are mak ing now compares with the finest found anywhere and Mr. Carpenter, in charge of this department, man ages to always have a supply on hand, even if he sometimes works 2C hours a day. -W.S.S.--- * MISS pEARCE WAS MARRIED JUNE 15 Miss Sarah Ellen Pearce, daughter of M. K. Pearce, and of Bogalusa's most popular young ladies was mar- ried in Montgomery, Ala., on June 15th to Lieut. Russell C. Gilbert, of Ohio, Mrs. Gilbert arrived in Boga- lusa last week for a visit with Mrs. J. B. Lindsley coming from New York, where she accompanied, her husband who sailed for France. The many friends jot Mrs. Gilbert tar. iMr m ulations. -W.S.S. HAILEY HAS DAUGHTER Mr. and Mrs. P. W. (Pete) Haiiey, formerly of this city, but now re siding at Hickory, Miss., are the proud parents of a daughter who ar rived a few days ago. Mother and the little lady are reported as feeling fine, while Pete is the biggest man in the city of Hickory. HERE'S THE LIST OF T WHO GO TO GAMP THIS MONTH ^#rflugo_ H. Smith, Bogalusa The names of the young men of Washington Parish who will be called into service between July 22 and 26 and who will report at Franklinton to entrain for service at Camp Han cock, Georgia, have been selected, and the following are the names and addresses: Purvis Abraham Stafford, Texas. "■""■Ephriam Moak, Bogalusa. Cennett E. Boyd, Bogalusa. Daniel A. Packer, Mt. Hermon. James A. Blackwell, Bogalusa. John Sumrall, Hdckley. William DelosgTullos, Angie. Geo. Washÿrfgton Fisher, Frank linton. / John Henry Parish, Bogalusa. Wm. Andrew Fricke. Franklinton. Albert E. Stewart, Franklinton. Kinzey Brooks, Franklinton. Hugh Alonzo Moak, Bogalusa. Paul Ma/quette, Sugarland, Texas. Malvin B. Tetter, Bogalusa. Andrew C. Winstead, Bogalusa. Edwin Faust Davidson, Clio. Carl Robbins, Bogalusa. Elbert Alexandria Haley, Frank linton. Alfred Dalton Smothers, Bush. Robt. Reed Jones, Franklinton Charles Nathan Henderson, De j naud, Florida, James Strahan, Hackley. j Malcom Leon Wallace, Bogalusa. John Thomas Corkern, Franklin ton. j ; Alvin Bryon Conerly, Bogalusa. Fred D. Hyatt, Franklinton. Wm. R. Webber, League City, Tex. Alton McGhee, Scanlon, La. E. T. Winstead, Bogalusa. Floyd B. Knight, Bogalusa. Robert Lee Bell, Rayville. Silas Enoch Schilling, Isabel. Rowan Is Praised For His Stand -W.S.S. E. C. Rowan, formerly a captain in the U. S. army, returned to Boga lusa last week to spend a few days with friend's and look after business interests. Mr. Rowan is very anxious to take an active part in the present war, add if his present plans carry, he expècta to be in service soon. just before Mr. Rowan left Camp Pike he was given a letter which signed by a number of soldiers in h» company, which praises him for the stand he made, and also proves th# high esteem in which his com pany held him. The letter, signed byj scores of members of the com pany, in full is as follows "Camp Pike, Ark., "June 29th, 1918. "Capt. E. C. Rowan: "The few remaining members of the v&rd.Co. are taking this oppor tunity to extend our deepfelt sym pathies to you, for what we consider to be one of the greatest sacrifices that one man could possibly make aside all -formalities and regulation for another; inasmucli tnat you laid to uphold your principles, and retain tfee esteem of thé men under your coftimand, who as a single unit, would, in return, lay down their lives for you and fight until the last drop of blood was shed. "And should you realize your ideas in regards to being a service to Rus sia and for the WORLD, we know that you will show the world that whatever uniform you might wear or whatever country gains your valu able services that you will stand out in the contrast as a noble martyr to principle and a leader of men. "Captain E. C. Rowan we wish you Godspeed and success which we all know is bound to come to a man that... is a man." -W.S.S. 2 Negro Soldiers WITH THE AMERICAN ARMY IN ^RANCE, Sunday, July 7.— Henry Johnson and Robert Robinson, negro soldiers from New York, have been cited for bravery while fight ing with their unit in a sector of the They put to flight in French front. No Man's Land a party of Germans estimated to number forty. The citation comes from the French com mand. ! Gerald G. Dunsten, Bogalusa. Ishamel Boyd, Bogalusa. Aivis F. Fussell, Mt. Hermon. John Frank Schilling, Mt. Hermon. Clifton Sullivan, Bogalusa. Chas. Mack Hathorne, Bogalusa. Layton Schilling, Mt. Hermon. Sebe Easterling, Rio. Madison Roscoe Watkins, Ramsey. Josephy Myrick, Bogalusa. Chester Arthur Mithcell, Bogalusa. John J. Sullivan, Woodlawn, Penn. Walter Römer Henry, Bogalusa. Felix Ernest Jordon, Bogalusa. Jesse Monroe Clark, Hackley. Joel Elbert Womack, Franklinton. Thomas Leslie Stafford, Franklin ton. Wilmer Roscoe Foil, Franklinton. Hewson Williams, Bogalusa. Emmet Edward Smith, Osyka, Miss. Robt a Leon Stathan, Sunny Hill. Jep Crain, Hackley. Ezra Joseph Hebert, Bogalusa. Chas. Toney Cefoiu, Kiln, Misä. Dias Dewitt McElveen, Franklin ton. Arch Worth Averitt, Bogalusa. Silver Bert McBeth, Hackley. Clifton Baham, JÆt. Hermon. John S. Mullingä, Bogalusa. Thorton Wallace, Franklinton. June Boyet, Bogalusa. -W.S.S. COLORED WORKERS The following persons as colored committee put forth eevry effort in the W.S.S. drive to make the colored people go over. As a result they put over more than $100,000. Committee: Dr. L. J. Johnson, Dr. A. W. Brazier, Rev. John Bap tiste, Rev. J. B. Boyd, Hillery Brown, M. N. Vincent, Sarah Dahney, Hattie Mayberry, Mrs. Johnson, Z. D. Le noir, H. Y. Dutton. "OVER THE TOP" IN THE BIG I W.S.S. DRIVE Despite Large Allotment Committee Reaches Goal of $512,000 In the late great War Savings cam paign, Washington parish went over the top with an allotment of $512, 860 in cash and pledges. The Sec ond under War Commander O. E. Brock, Fourth under C. A. Mathews, Fifth under Rev. C. A. Massey, Seventh W. I. Daniel and Ninth under Warren Wilks pledged enough to carry it over. The fourth ward, with the great est allotment outside of Bogalusa, was over, when this paper went to press last week, but the news wa3 ' received too late to publish. Seven-' teen precinct captains labored un ceasingly and brought in wonderful results. Bales of pledges were received at headquarters and it will be some lit tle time before they can be tabulated and systematized, as this work must be done in the evenings and by vol unteers as the government pays no expenses of the campaign. "I have neglected my business and personal affairs so long that it is absolutely necessary for me to get back into the harness, but the ar- ranging of the War Savings pledges will proceed rapidly as possible in the evenings at headquarters at the Cassidy building. Again I desire to express grateful appreciation to those workers who made sacrifices to make this gTeat drive the success it was," said Parish Director J. A. Speken- hier. -W.S.S.-- Miss Wolff to Return Monday Miss Minna Wolff who has been fn Bogalusa for the past two months giv to Franklinton and her appointments for this week have been called off, much to the regret of Miss Wolff. She will be in Franklinton on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, but on Mon- day will be ready to resume her work here. As a result of the government ordering her to Franklinton, the demonstration at the City Mercantile was cancelled and announcement will be made next week as to the date ... which she will give a demonstration at ,! hlS . I Miss Wolff has been kept veryj during her stay in Bogalusa and : has given 18 demonstrations, 15 in homes and three public demonstra- j tions. Fifteen of the demonstrations! were in canning, two in making j Liberty bread and one in drying. Re- sults of her work are being received, and 10 per cent of the places she has given demonstrations have re- ported, and to date over 2000 quarts of vegetables have been canned in Bogalusa. --W.S.S.—-- MAY NOT CALL SPECIAL SESSION BATON ROUGE, July 9.— A| movement was started in the Senate i Tuesday to prevent an extra session! of the Legislature in August, and a series of conferences with that end in view were held, but up to a lata hour no definite plan or agreement had been decided upon. One of the plans discussed was the advisability of presenting to Gover nor Pleasant a "Round Robin" signed by a majority of the members of the Senate requesting the governor to postpone the extra session until January, but after considerable dis cussion it was abandoned. Tuesday night it developed that another plan is receiving much at tention, and that is to introduce a resolution in the Senate before final adjournment Thursday requesting the governor to cancel the call for the special session and abandon any further attempt to ratify the fed eral amendment until a new leg ; sla ture convenes in 1920. Several con ferences were held concerning this plan. It was said a resolution along the line indicated will be introduced before the end of the session. Governor Pleasant, when asked Tuesday night what his attitude would be toward the movement to a.^r.aou tne extra session, replied that the Legislature would certainly be convened August 5 unless there is a change in the lineup in the Sen ate one way or the other. FATHER KILLED LEAVES SIX CHILDREN Silas Breland Dies Here From Effect of Blow Struck by Ido Miley Silas Breland, age 39 and a highly respected and industrious fanner re siding at Pine, this parish, and about 15 miles from Bogalusa, died in the Bogalusa Hospital early Saturday evening as the result of a blow in the head with a timber in the hand» of Ido Miley, age 32. The dead man leaves 6 children, none of whom are grown. The mother of the children died about two years ago. The dead man has a brother, Louis and two sisters, Mrs. A. Robins and Mrs. Thos. Kennedy residing in this city. He is also survived by four other brothers, Milas, Will, Roscoe and Luther, as well as his father, J. F. Breland. According to reports received in Bogalusa there was no cause for the killing and that Mr. Breland and his son were riding in an open top buggy from Pine Saturday morning and passed Miley. The men spoke and just as the vehicle Breland was in passed Miley, he picked up a timber on the road and struck Breland in the back of the head. The act was witnessed by Dolphus Breland, 3on of the dead man and it is reported there were other eye witnesses. The injured man drove home and did not who dressed the wounds and latter Mr. Breland drove home and did not suffer much from the blow, thinking it was just a scalp wound. About noon, however, he became un conscious and was rushed to the hospital here where it developed that he had a bad fracture of the skull. He did not regain consciousness. Miley was arrested by Deputy Sheriff Burris, and is being held in the jail at Franklinton. It is stated that Miley does not deny the fact he delivered the blow which caused \ . each ether for years and lived in the same neighborhood, and the only reason advanced as to why Miley committed the act is that the dead man testified against him in a trial about seven years ago, Miley is said to have been in trouble on several occasions. The funeral services of Silas Bre land were held Sunday afternoon, being conducted by Rev. Sones. A unusually large number of relatives I and friends attending. The remains were la j d to rest in the Breland farn _ : d y cemetery near Pine. _WSS___ j I\/I_*_ /"**H., j IVlH^lC V^lty I rO^TcUTi i Up to High Standard The program for the Magic City Theater for the remainder of this week and the first three day3 of next week contain nothing but good pic- tures. The Magic City is giving a daily program which would be a credit to the picture shows of even larger cities. Mary Pickford will be one of the favorite stars to appear next week in a new picture which will be of especial interest to the grown ups and children. For the complete program see page 8 of this issue. --W.S.S. M. K. PEARCE GOING TO RETURN HERE M. K. Pearce, who was a citizen of Bogalusa from almost the time the city started until last January, and who disposed of much of his prop erty here including the Ozone Ice Co., and the Bogalusa Creamery and located in Shreveport, is going to return to Bogalusa in the nea future. Mr. Pearce and his two daughters, Mrs. Sarah Ellen Pearce Gilbert and Nanee, who have visit ing here with their many friends for the past week and while here Mr. Pearce stated that he would return at an early day. The return of Mr Pearce and his family will be wel come news to the citizens of Boga lusa, because Mr. Pearce, besides being a good citizen and having a most estimable family, always took an active part in the growth of the city. He still owns several thousand dollars' worth of property here and when he returns will invest several more. He will engage in the auto mobile business, having the state agency for a car and a truck.