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Number 28.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
Hr » _ ö ö 2T&
was. meeting
** Savings Society will hold
x at the Y. W. C. A.
»deck Monday, July 15th.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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 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
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.
^#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
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
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
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
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
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."
2 Negro Soldiers
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
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
Wilmer Roscoe Foil, Franklinton.
Hewson Williams, Bogalusa.
Emmet Edward Smith, Osyka,
Robt a Leon Stathan, Sunny Hill.
Jep Crain, Hackley.
Ezra Joseph Hebert, Bogalusa.
Chas. Toney Cefoiu, Kiln, Misä.
Dias Dewitt McElveen, Franklin
Arch Worth Averitt, Bogalusa.
Silver Bert McBeth, Hackley.
Clifton Baham, JÆt. Hermon.
John S. Mullingä, Bogalusa.
Thorton Wallace, Franklinton.
June Boyet, Bogalusa.
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.
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
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-
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
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.
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.
I\/I_*_ /"**H.,
j IVlH^lC V^lty I rO^TcUTi
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
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.

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