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   Biloxi Daily Herald (Newspaper) - March 22, 1916, Biloxi, Mississippi                                 «s-J. v-< «. •..  v  s V  -r  - -s * f «T »!»«•• '  I LY^VERAGE CIRCULATION LAST MONTH, 2159  THE DAILY HERALD r—«n—r 1  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22,1916  FIFTEEN CENTS PER WEEK—VOLUME VII—NUMBER 146  Committee Authorized to PrtMiiCd With the Work on White Avenue in Bilox".  TO'MJSH MUNICIPAL PLANS  ON WEST BEACH AVENUE  ilei&iution Passed in Regard to Wid-tfaliik the West Beach Boulevard, Which Is Satisfactory to Proper; y irs in Western Sid^ of City.  SHOWN BODY OF THE MAN HE SLEW  Shrimp Peddler In Ne-w Orleans Breaks Down and Adknits the Killing.  AT FIRST DENIED ALL  KNOWLEDGE OF MURDER  Winds Up By Giving An Illustration of How He Committed the Deed By Grouching in a Doorway Ten Feet Away.  ■ . Biloxi, March 22...  A called mesting to take up street an<|. l"6adway work in general in the Citjr ,bl,-Biloxi was held by the board oi rvftjftjr^r and aldermen in the city h^l^^ghi^respons^.the calffc »wlf» 4>yfM^4if-Glennan, }  Tjlfe meeting was brief and to the pbiht; only ma'terj pertaining to the ctUl., being handled according to law. "Wciilk FOR STREET COMMITTEE Tll6 fetreet committee was authorized jfp do such work as was deemed particularly in tin rapair and  w  shèlliiif of White avenu running from thji,."|ié$<Sh boulevard to the Pass 0mtòàn road.  Wfr iftreet committee was authorized*. Ì0 use its own judgment in this and to report progress wlrn-eV^ jrt^de at the regular meeting of  ttò.Wltf.  •^{■f£ommittee consists of Jacob Triiiipel, W. H Hunt, John E. Lewis jl. J. Gorenflo.  ' >'fWJSOLUTION ADOPTED.  was adopted in re-work on tha West Beach, as ànd forecasted in a recent is-Daily Herald. ' Street committee has been at W^-k. this matter for the last few W--MCS, faking 1  up the proposition ■wftn. ihe Gulfport and Mississippi OA&t Traction-¡Company officials and ilio the property owners along the _ tKS We^ Beach boulevard.  fji 00&Boqt(ei>ce~4)f 4he ac'ion last rt^Ht thi'^è^ 'on lìiè Wèst Beach fcO'jbyArd will te pushed at once and *|JÌ Ì0&1 be in Bhape for the build-itijj b^-the beatili b&dfcVard from Pais Ohriiiiàn tti Biloxi.   !  ÌjìftSIDfcNTS TO COMPLY, proparty owners living along WfcSi Beach will comply with the pro-v!«{3^9 and regulations of laying the sl<JlrtMlk8 in front ò( the residences of Jj^bperty. OWneie dn West Beach, allowing the ffences tb be placed along the north end of the sidewalks wnléji constitute; the south side of th ^property.  Ct'lirain records of Harrison county iHpw that yhen the dedication of thè 5  Hlteet was made to the City of ltil<tè{;that it was of such depth as to include part of the land north of the pWssèht sidewalks of th? property owners  and casting a cloud on the to such part of the premises Tlb^lf of the present property line ahd ihe city desires to wid?n the  strfetit  on West Beach to permit the Guwpbrt and Mississippi Coast Trac-titjij Company to lay tracks on the line further south from the present right-of-way.  \ AGREEMENT REACHED.  Cdhaitidi^ ptfMflPin' fitih't' of the r'Sitjehce ^Wfltòtó - W^i^E?^-còroihfe to the resolution,' ari'd' r 'Mr. ■V^jill^ins is willing to permit the tfwttón company to lay its tracks on cS&àlil ground south of the present ri&&t-bfway.  -fWÒligh this resolution the city dbèfc : ttbt > lay claim to any rights,  titlS  ^ (Ji-interest in any way on the ltìlidHnbrth of the present sidewalks aidiife the property front of Mr. Wlil&nis.  ' TO REMOVE CLOUD, l '■* The purpose of the resolution is t<i remove^ any cloud on the title that niay exists by reason of the dedication of thfe strest, which may extend north of the present sidewalk line.  Thòse present at the meeting were Majrtìr Glennan. Aldermen Lewis, Batt}, Eis l etter, Hunt, Tremnjel, Mòbi-e, and Gorenflo; Chief of Police fitfatitiUng.  AMERICAN CAVALRY HAS ROUGH GOING IN MEXICO  New Orleans, March 22. Brought before the dead body of Joseph Rossi, the Italian wood and coal dealer, who was shot as he was entering his home, Governor Nicholls ♦¿f Tuesday morning,  ya;"P. <  Francesco, a shrimp peddler, fiving at 2113 Decatur street, was arrested in St. Bernard parish, broke down Tuesday night and admitted the murder. Rossi died late Tuesday .afternoon in the Charity Hospital, from a bullet that entered his left side, penetrated his intestines, came out his right side and imbedded itself in the woodwork of the gate of his home.  Francesco was arrested after Capt. Capo, of the Third Precinct Station, with Sergeant Johnson and Patrolman Marullo, had been on his trail Since ewly in the afternoon^ He was caught in a hut in the rear of a barroom and grocery at Friscoville avenue and St. Claude street. He denied any knowledge of the shooting when taken into custody. Capt. Capo placed him in the automobile  Photo by American Press Association.  The punitive army in Mexico must travel through a wild, mountainous C9untry in Its chase after Villa. Here is seen United States cavalry crossing a stream.  SEA WALL PLANS  Engineer Who Prepared Them Invited to Appear Before the Service Club Monday Evening.  Gulfport, March 22.  Mayor Geo. M. Foote spoke enthusiastically of the Gulfport delegation's visit to Bay St. Louis yesterday, where they made an inspection of the plans of the sea wall which will be erected there.  According to the mayor, two plans were submitted, one providing a 10! foot wall with a 20-inch base and costing $11 a front foot, and the other 8£ foot high with a 15-inch base and  OUT OF TOUCH AS  More Cavalry and Infantry Ordered to Join in Chase for Bandit Francisco Villa.  GEN. FUNSTON ASKS WAR DEPARTMENT FOR MORE MEN  CLEAN-UP CAMPAIGN BEGINS THE HEAVY IN FULL SWING TO  ITAWARD VILLAGE OF ESNES  Committee of Citizeiw To Be Appointed to Push Work From Start To Finish in Biloxi.  CLEAN-UP DISTRICTS TO  BE ASSIGNED TO LADIES  Mayor Glennan, Health Officer Bolton and Other City Officials To Cooperate—Proclamations to Urge Citizens To Clean Up.  Gee-mans Undertake New Movement About Eigttt Miles Northwest of Verdun.  FRENCH VIGOROUSLY  CONTESTING ADVANCE  Germans Unable to Launch Infantry Attack and Apparently Are Being He'd Hard to Their Newly-Gahi«d Lines—Lively Fighting in the EMt.  Proceeds Will Be Used to Purchase Flowers and Shrubbery to Beautify School Grounds.  patrol and took him to the home of Costing $5.85 a foot. The Bay com-  the dead Italian, in Governor Nicholls street.  Rossi's body was laid out for bu  mittee selected the larger wall as being better suited for the needs of the town. Engineer Harrison, who pre-  Twenty-Fourth Infantry, Stationed at Fort D. A. Russell, Wyo., Directed By War Department to Go To Mexican Border—Wide Area Faced.  rial in the front room of his home, pared the plans, was invited to appear surrounded by his weeping wife and  t  before the Service Club Monday even-  four children and other relatives.  "You made me a widow, what am a going to do with my four little  ing next.  "Construction as set forth in Mr. Harrison's plan," said Mayor Foote, children," shrieked the wife of the j "appear, to ,gome to cifer every ele-murdered man as Francesco entered ment of permanency." the rcom under the guard of Captain Mayor Foote states that the Bay Capo and the policemen. There was  |  St. Louis mayor was called out of a slight commotion in the room, and the city during the day and turned It was feared that an attempt would the Gulfport delegation over to J. N.  ■be made to assassinate the murderer.  Captain Capo, however, made preparations to prevent any trouble by .having two policemen in plain clothes sent to the house before his arrival with Francesco. The dead man, with his wife sitting near his head, and the children alongside the body, could only be seen by the dim light of candles. Francesco guarded by Capo, Johnson and Marullo, was taken close to the dead man's face. He gave one look, and for an instant it was believed he wouid collapse. He regained his composure, however, and Captain Capo lifted his shroud, displaying the wound in the abdomen of Rossi. Francesco's eyes dropped for a moment, but he regained his self-possession.  Seeing that Francesco was unmoved Captain Capo's next move was to take the accused outside to the scene of the shcoting. The man said he felt ill, and some medicine was procured for at a drug store. Fran-c^fcd 'dld not ixus.t police. He 'MteWH' he. had been poisoned, -and, feared he was going to die. He then broke down and after being question-(Continued on Eighth Page)  Wisner, who entertained them most royally.  Mr. Wisner, it is said, is a retired New Orleans cotton broker who does not believe there is ancther place on earth like the Mississippi Gulf Coast. He is quoted as stating that when he decided to withdraw f'fom business three years ago, he toured the United States with the view of finding the place that would suit him best for a permanent home, and after seeing the whole country over he decided that the Gulf Coast was the garden spot of America.  He believes the Mississippi Centennial will be a tremendous factor in developing the coast and looks upon the contemplated sea wall construction as indicating a new era of progress.  Bòoki{ifeker Loses,  ' Commits Suicide  u  il  T  What Congress Did At Tuesday's Session  Columbus, N. M., March 22.  Wire communication between the United States and General Pershing's punitive expedition in northern Chihuahua was at a standstill lg,st night, it w^s officially announced from military headquarters hsre.  It was s'ated that the army wireless station at Casas Grandes failed shortly before 6 o'clock, the only remaining line of communication into Mexico being by an army field telegraph wire, which had bean practically useless for several days because i t has been cut in a number of places between Columbus and its terminus, thirty miles south of the border.  If Ihe break in the wirele s is not repaired shortly, it was said it would bs necessary to deperd on mounted carriers to carry dispatches. FIELD LINE CUT IN 28 PLACES.  Major W. R. Sample, commandant here, announced that it was discovered that the field telegraph line had been cut in 28 places, eight miles of wire being carried away in on? place. He pointed out, however, that it was possible, since a large part of the wire \va-. strung along th3 ground at the side of the roadw ly, that some of the breaks had been caused by the passing of trucks over them. He stated also that previously the wireless station here had experienced difficulty in operating at night because it rises the same wave lengths as the large stations at Arlington, Va., San Francisco and Panama.  Hot Springs, Ark., March 22.  Bookmaker W. S. Murphy commit tfed stiicide here Saturday night after losing So heavily on the Oaklawn races tkit lie'couldn't pay off. Murphy had tdlteh on more bets than he could pay and the raeiqg association made good tlie $900 that he was short. Murphy vfttjs a, .'layer" at the New Orleans track and quit a heavy loser.  Effort Will Be Made to at'Once Re-ortganize Military Company In Gulfport.  Gulfport, March 22.  Carl E. Greer is in receipt cf a letter from Adjutant General Erie C. Scales which authorizes him to reorganize the Gulfport military company at once.  "In order to facilitate the reorganization of the company," sitid Mr. Greer this morning, "there will be a mass meeting held at the city hall tonight where all young men who are interested are requested to be present. Commandant Hickox of the United States regular army and myself are going to be on hand from 7:30 until 10 o'clock, or later if necessary, to explain the plan of organization in detail." Enlistment rules are expect-(Continued on Fourth Page)  ■ ' t]  ; . SENATE o'clock. . Postoffice committee heard protests from railroads against changing system of railway mail pay.  Passed 58 to 23, Senator Tillman's bill approriating $11,000,000 for acquisition of a government armor plate factory.  Adjourned at 7:03 p.m. to noon Wednesday.  •HOUSE Met at 11 o'clock. General debate on army bill continued.  4   Naval committee continued hearings. .  Adjourned at 3:35 to 11 a.m. Wednesday.  Gulfpcrt, March 22.  The agriculture class of the high school has procured the services of Miss Ethel Dismukes, artist and traveler of wide experience, for a benefit lecture, illustrated with hand-colored stereopticon views, to be delivered at the city hall Thursday evening at 8 o'clock. The object will embrace a tour through Yellowstone Park, known as the world's wonderland. The High School Glee Club, which is capable of very pleasing music, will appear in a number of choice choruses, and quartets.  The object of the benefit is the acquisition of funds for the purchase of flowers and shrubbery to beautify the school grounds. The agriculture classes of the last two years have been working loyally to make the grounds at -Central School peasant and beautiful. They have devoted a large part of their own pin-money to buying flower plants and seeds, and they have done all the work of planting, cultivating, and tending the gtass and flower beds. They plan to use the money which they expect to receive as their share of the benefit lecture for further investments in flower plants and seeds.  "SEA WALL" SAID TOBE  ANOTHER INFANTRY  REGIMENT SENT OUT  Washington. March 22. The Twenth-fourth infantry, stationed at Fort D. A. Russell, Wyo., last night was ordered to the border.  Conveys An Impression Not Justified By the Real Conditions—Should Call Protection Something Else.  VILLA CUTS WIRES El Paso, Tex., March 22. Mexican officials at Juarez practically conceded last night that the cutting of the telephone and telegraph i wires between Juarez and Casas  Gulfport, March 22.  "I am afraid," said a well known coast man today, "that 'sea wall' is not. the term which should be applied to the protection which is sought to be established along the Mississippi coast.  "The very name sea wall brings up visions of water dangerous to life and property, such, for instance, as at Galveston, where storms would do untold injury were it not for the protection afforded by the huge sea wall, but here on the coast no such danger exists, and the only need for a breakwater at all is to preserve the beach road and prevent erosion.  "It is a well known fact," continued the speaker, "that never has a house been washed away. And yet the term sea wall would indicate that  Biloxi, March 22.  Before the week will have closed the "cleanest town contest" for Biloxi will be in full swing. The ladies of the Biloxi Musjic Cluty and others who have interested;, th^Q^l^J^ th2 contest realize that the time.'for, cleaning up is short, as the contest will close on May 6, and for that reason it behooves all, siy those behind the movement, to get busy on the proposition.  MAYOR TO CO-OPERATE.  Mayor Glennan signified his intentions of co-operating with the ladies this morning in every way possible. He stated that proclamations will be issued, netting aside certain days for the purpose of making a general and systematic clean-up; for business nrrn and other residents to clean up the various places of business, removing paper, refuse, etc., in fact, that the city will co-operate in every way possible in making the clean-up a success w?re conveyed in statements from the chief executive of the city this morning.  MRS. CHAMPLIN ALERT.  Mrs. Z. T Champlin, president of the Biloxi Music Club, under whose auspices the second "cleanest town contest" in Biloxi will be consummated this spring, called on Mayor Glennan this morning in the interest oS the contest.  Mayor Glennan promised to do everything in his power to make the contest a success, both as a private citizen and as an official of the city.  DR. BOLTON READY.  Dr. W. T. Bolton, city health officer, s'ated that he was ready and willing to start in motion the wheels of sanitation under the direction of the city health department.  Dr. Bolton was one of the prime movers in the contest last year and the success of the clean-up was largely due to his untiring efforts to make the city spic and span and sanitary.  ATTENTION TO ORDINANCES  Attention har, been called to the passage of an ordinance, published in this issue of The Daily Herald, relative to screening and otherwise fly-proofing surface closets. A fine for this sanitary violation will result in the sum of $2.50. This part of the work will help greatly in the clean-up contest. The closets must be boxed up or thoroughly screened in every way to prevent fly infection.  MASS MEETING PROBABLE.  Mrs. Champlin stated this morning that it is her desire to have a mass meeting of citizens on the return of Dr. Willis Walley, chief sanitary ih-spectjorj which will be in about tw<^ weeks. She believed, she said, that this would tend to arouse interest in (Continued on Fourth Page)  tondon, March 21.  In their attempts to flank Verdun on the west, the Germans, have succeeded in working their way through the ^fljj^VW?« 1  •  a $ court oc tave, b^gun a bardroeiit of the village of about eight miles northwest of VeV-dun, and Hill 304, which lie about a mile and a half north of Esnes.  The French, however, are vigorously contesting a further advanc« eastward, which not alone would bring the German line nearer the fortress but spreading fan like northward, would put in jeopardy th» French in the region of Le Mort« Homme.  So great has been the counter-offensive of the French guns that, after debouching from the wdods, the Germans were unable to launch an infantry attack and presumably ar« being held to their newly-gained lines.  To the north and east of Verdun, the cannonading has been only intermittent. In the Ajgonne forest, in Lorraine and in upper Alsace th» French guns have been active against German positions and marching columns. On the river Somme the Germans entered a British trench, but immediately were driven out.  There has been lively fighting between the Russians and the Germans west of Jacobstad.t,, along the Uritt* river and in the lake region between t)vinsk and Vilna, with the Russians generally on the offensive.  While Berlin reports these attacks as having been repulsed with heavy losses,,the admission is made that a -German salient near Lake Narocz wds withdrawn in order to escape the encircling fire of the Russians.  Near Butzitisczki, midway between Dvinsk and Vilna, the Russians hate captured advanced German trenches and just south of Dvinsk, in the region of Novo Alexandrovsk, have repulsed a German counter-attack on positions taken at Velikoieselo.  Petrograd says that in the capture of the Austrian bridgehead near th« village of Mikhaltche, in Galicia, most of its defenders were killed in hand-to-hand fighting.  The Russians in the Caucasus have thrown their line several miles nearer Trebizond on the Black sea coast after further fighting with the Turks. Ispahan, Persia, is reported to have been taken by the Russians.  Heavy fighting continues between Austrians and Italians along the greater part of the Austro-Italian liaie, especially on the tront tfrom Rove.re.to t,o ,the Qqrijiia height^ No;, important change  ( in positions, /hay* taken place, however. ,  (Continued on Seventh Page)  REFUSE DEPOT FOR  ~ , , the coast is subject to devastating  Grandes wa^. the result of a raid by g 00< j s   Rice Paper.  Rice paper, upon which Chinese do such charming drawings, is a thin sheet of the prepared pith of a tree.  Villa forces on the Mexican North western Railrcad. The extent of the raid and the damage were not learned.  FIFTH CAVALRY GOES San Antonio, Tex., March 22. General Frederick Funston yesterday asked the war department for (Continued on Second Page) i  . "Of course, something must be built along the beach front to protect the expensive beach drive which will be built, but some other name than sea wall should be given it.  "Our coast is considered the most pleasing in the United States, and to send the news broadcast that it must be protected' by sea wall is not doing it justice."  NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC PICARD & GILLEN  WILL REMAIN OPEN AND CONTINUE TO DO BUSINESS WITHOUT INTERRUPTION. The Bankruptcy Proceedings recently instituted will not affect the continuance of the Busines s for the present.  SAM PICARD, Receiver  Caddo Parish Stays Dry  Shrevepbrt, La., March 22.  Caddo parish, of which Shreveport is the parish seat, yest Jrday voted by a majority of 363 to remain "dry." The city of Shreveport voted "wet" by a small majority, which was overcome by the vote in the country precincts. Caddo parish joined the pronibition column in 1908. Yesterday's election was the third local option contest, each resulting in a victory for prohi-' bition.  Secretary Roof, of Biloxi Commercial CI lib, To Take Up Proposition With Paper Companies.  Biloxi, March 22. The Biloxi Commercial Club received today a letter from the department of commerce at Washington in regard to individuals and firms saving refuse, rags, paper, etc.  Secretary William C. Redfield states that the ¿chambers ¡of commerce, etc., in various cities can render a signal service to the people as well as the paper industry by urging individuals to save refuse, since there is a shortage of paper material.  Secretary H. H. Roof, of the Commercial club, wrote ths department of commerce, urging that the names of wholesalers of paper stock in Mobile and New Orleans be sent him by Ihe department.  When these are received he will (Continued on Second Page)  PEOPLES* CASH GROCERY Phone 214 Colonial Cake, The Fresh Kind, Baked Every Morning in the MoSt Sanitary Bakery in the South, .6 Flavors, in sanitary boxes....ide Compressed Yeast, Received  Fresh, 2 cakes..............5c  or 1 cake and a ticket.......oc  Heinz Cream Tomato Soup,  can ......................10c  Peanut Butter, in bulk, lb.... 18c Fresh Guaranteed Yard Eggs.  dozen ....................20c  Baby Chick Feed, 6 lbs.......23c  Pin Head Oat Meal, 6 lbs____2oc  TEA ROSE FLOUR— Just Received:  6 lb Sack ................25c  12 — Sack ................oQc  24 lb Sack ..............$L00  Guaranteed to Please Too Strawberries Received Every Morning. Butter the Best in the City Package, 45c Tub, 43c  We Do Not Handle Second Gride Butter, Only the Best That  We Can Buy. PEOPLES* CASH GROCERY Agents Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company.  Jno. P. Pearson, Mgr.   

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