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Laurel Leader (Newspaper) - July 9, 1918, Laurel, Mississippi THE and 1.it change in 284. TV KSI 9. 191 ASSOCIATED PRESS FRENCH TAKE MANY PRISONERS CONDITIONS Farmers of the South Taking to the Raising of Sheep LARGE SUM RAISED BY CHRISTIAN Mississippi Was One of the First States in the South to go Over the Top in This an Honor July 9.-If rains are general in the Southern states in the next few the best crop in years will be according to Mr. M. P. United States agriculturist and field agent of the state's relation Wash in who passed through after a tour of Arkansas and where he found conditions exceptionally with the wheat crop very Mr. Merrier in speaking of the government's plan to encourage sheep said that the farmers are really the sheep industry very next year will find thousands of these animals in Southern As soon as farmers find out how profitable sheep the dog question will be he ' about a Mr. Merrier found crops were worked This he to ideal Hog cholera is very scattered in according to Dr. H. L. Federal agent in charge of work in this who has returned from the southern of the where he finds conditions entirely Five two hundred and seventy four dollars is the total of the amount raised thus far by the Christian churches of Mississippi for the in by the States and Mississippi was one of the first states in the South to go over in this The First Christian of this with L. E. Larkin has been acknowledged as one of the honor MERIDIAN CAR COMPANY RAISE FARE TO 7 CENTS Gets Out Injunction Restraining an Interference on Part of 9.-Tin? Meridian Light & Co. an restraining them from interfering with the in an increase of street car fares and electric and gas The restraining order was served yesterday afternoon on the city officials who were very much surprised as no thought had been experienced that the railway company would take such The order was issued by H. C. Niles and the be held at July 16. In speaking of the Deneral Manager H. H. Brandli of the Meridian Light & Railway Company yesterday stated beginning this street car fares would be seven cents of five On August 1, he also an advancement of 28 to 40 per cent would be made in the rates while an increase of. 30 per cent would be had in gas In defending the course of this Mr. Brandli said that the heavy increase in cost of material made necessary to have the in rates of the street car electric and L. N. 79 years the second person to enter the Old in this was buried here She formerly lived in 4 The following new corporations have been formed in the state during the past few days and will shortly submit their charters to the Governor for Brooksville Lumber of Noxubee capitalized at T. T. G. T. W. Hunt Towles and John R. Van all of Gin and Brokerage Tippah capitalized at D. J. Milt S. D. capitalized at J. Roes Arthur J. Kansas Mo. Stafford Springs j Jasper capitalized ati 96,000. John M. Nettie T. j Perry and James E. all of Amendment to charter of the Bank of Forrest making charter read of capital stock is R. B. J. O. Res and F. FIVE STARS IN SERVICE FLAG Mr. and Mrs. A. F. Church Has Fifth Son to Enlist for America's Three Generals Advice was received by his parents from Henry J. Church of his enlistment in the United States Marines in order to do his bit for his country in this time of her greatest The action of this young man is Notwithstanding the fact he was several years over the draft and was holding a responsible position with a large Chicago he felt that his four other one should not shoulder his responsibility as an American so the service flag at the home of his Mr. and Mrs. A. F. hereafter will displayed with five One his brothers now in writing to his stated that the number of days he would remain there depended upon what the people at home saved and SIXTY-NINE YOUNG MEN STAND TEST Notice Ilia four stars on the shoulder of each of these fighting C. T. J. J. They are the only men in the American army since Civil who have been entitled to wear these They represent the rank of full ami the men are three of the only seven Americana who have won the the other four boms Sherman and This is I he first in America's history that the nation has had three lull at one AN ELECTION ORDERED TO FOR STREET CAR FARE Mayor and Commissioners Decide to Let the People Pass Upon the Proposed At the meeting at the city hall last night to consider the street car situation brought on by the petitions of the Laurel Light and Railway Company and its employees asking for an increase in the rate charges for lighting and it was the sense of the meeting that the commissioners give the stamp of their approval to the increase in the street car fare to G A large number of representative citizens were in and everyone felt free in expressing their views upon the Mayor presented the matter to the citizens stating the proceedings of the question up to the time of the It was his contention that the Laurel Light and Railway Company had a perfect right to fix the charges of car fare to six and he did not feel that it was the duty of the commissioners to on record favoring the in his the company had a perfect right to make the He stated that in the matter of the lighting the commissioners had no authority in the as the rates to be charged in the franchise and to increase the rate in this respect the matter would have to be submitted to a vote of the Judge who represented the Laurel Light and Railway conceded this but contended that if the commissioners did not fix the rate of the street car and the company raised the rate to six it would subject the company to numerous law Mr. Bissell stated that the people had been put to a great deal of trouble and especially the working class who depended upon the street cars to get them to and from their and he urged the immediate settlement of the and accordingly put a motion that it be the sense of the meeting that the commissioners should give their approval to the increase of the street car fare to six cents for the duration of the The motion was seconded and after considerable discussion was put to a j and carried by 23 Following the meeting of last the mayor and commissioners morning met and ordered an election to be held on next Friday upon the The commissioners feel that the people should have a voice in the question and have ordered the election at the earliest possible and will see that everyone shall he notified of the The order of the commissioners is being printed in another column on this MANY KILLED IN WRECK IN NASHVILLE Fast Trains Collide in Suburbs of the Tennessee July 9.-vAt 2 o'clock this afternoon the number of killed and injured in the Chattanooga and St. Louis wreck near here this morning had not definitely been but is believed to total about 100, A partial list shows more than SO mostly It is believed there are about 25 white persons ELECTION NOTICE WOMEN TO USE Y. M * C A. SWIMMING POOL Tht pf the Y. W. C. A. will We the swimming pool of the V. M. according to an secretary ml C. KAISER IS ANGRY July 9.-As soon as Emperor heard of the assassination of Count vou the Cierman ambassador to according to an Exchange Telegraph dispatch from he ordered Foreign Secretary von Kuehlmann to break negotiations with the Russian delegates in It is ordered by the Mayor and Board of Commissioners that tion be held on the 12th day of 1918, at which the question of the street car fares from five cents to six cents shall be submitted to the qualified doctors of said city for their approval or And it is further ordered that the City Clerk be and he is hereby instructed to arrange to publish the notice in a conspicuous place jn Daily Leader in the Wednesday and Thursday editions of said paper and also to post said notice in the following On the bulletin board at the court On the bulletin board at the city In a conspicuous place in the West and Wausau divisions of the City of This the 9lh day of 1918. D. City ROOF BLAZE CALLS OUT FIRE DEPARTMENT A roof blaze called out the fire department to the home of Jim Lewis on Pine Street at 12.30 Little damage was the blaze haying been extinguished with garden hose before the arrival of the July 0.-Two fast passenger trains between and Nashville on anil St. Louis collided head on in the suburbs of Nashville this reports from the scene were 25 persons killed and between 50 and 75 Most of the dead are believed to be At 10 o'clock about 40 injured had reached the city hospitals and several The entire engine crew of the east bound train was killed and the engineer of the west bound train was probably fatally Six coaches were LOCAL CASES ARE DECIDED were two cases of local interest disposed of by the Mississippi Supreme Court The case of Leon Trustee of the Estate of Karll bankrupts vs. A. Mrs. R. Karll and the First National Bank of was a suit brought by Leon to set aside the transfer of certain fire insurance policies to the bank claiming that the transfer was a preference under the bankrupt The Chancery Court denied the prayer of the and the Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the lower In the case of It. C. Strothers vs. C. Collins Supreme Court sustained the motion of Collins to be allowed attorneys fees for defending the case in the Supreme This case was recently affirmed by the Supreme Eight Pass for Limited Service and Five are GAINS Penetrate the Enemy and Realize One Mile at Some Of Ihe 82 of class one who were examined at the courthouse passed lor general 8 for limited and only 5 were physically Mr. secretary of the local exemption slated Ibis morning that 1he young men examined as n whole the finest specimen of young manhood he has ever Most of them are from the new while some were laken from class five and moved to class Mr. Carter slates that of 40 men will take place on the 15th of 1he and notices will be mailed out possibly Secretary Carter and his efficient Mrs. had their hands more than full for tile past or and are compelled to work late at order with the vast of work with which arc if are any women in town who wish to contribute something to aid the in this time of they could find a rich field at the office of the local LAUREL NOW HOME ON VISIT Says the Boys are and are Anxious to Go PRISONERS TOTAL 450; SOME In Point East of Reitz the French Increased Gains of and Took Additional duly 9.-The French this morning the lines on a Iwo and mile front west of and the penet rating the enemy positions and realizing a one mile at certain the Avar office an The counter attack upon the French lines Loges farm in Ihe area of this advance was the French maintaining their The prisoners totalled 450, including In the region of the the increased their gains of yesterday and took additional BRITISH TAKE July 0.-Raiding; operations night by Ihe British in the region east of noted a few prisoners the Avar office of the the artillery has been Major A. P. McCormiek of the Train Military police of Camp is in Laurel for a brief visit with his borne The major states that the Laurel boys are getting along but all anxious to and get into real and if is their belief that they will get the chance before many He says that Company of the 114th Military is one of tUe finest companies in thai they thoroughly trained soldiers and it is his belief that they will be heard from when they get is the company which Major then organized in and is composed mostly of Laurel boys and boys of the surrounding Five officers of the military police are Laurel They are Major Captain who was formerly with the First Second Lieut. and Second Lieut. Burns Laurel is indeed proud of her record in furnishing officers for army as well as Besides the men above there are many more men from this city who have good and received corn missions in the various branches of the WILL BE NO duly 9.-Definite assurances that there is ho danger of a sugar famine Avas by food administration and the food situation generally is declared to be better Ihan any finip since America undertook the feeding of the TO BUILD TWO July 9.-Chairman after a visit to the White House announced that shipping board had let contracts for ninety-two After the war the transports Avill be put into passenger carrying CASUALTY LIST July 9.-The list as given out today total 57, divided as Killed in 14. Died of 10. Died of 1. Wounded 18. Slightly 2. 11. 1. The marine casualty list totals 52, divided as Killed in 7. Died of 10. Wounded 13. 12. MITCHELL'S BACK IN NEW New July 0-The body of Major John the army aviator killed at Avas brought home today to the city which mourns in memory oi its former A great throng of citizens stood silent in tho Pennsylvania station as the casket was %
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