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   Biloxi Daily Herald (Newspaper) - August 11, 1916, Biloxi, Mississippi                                 DAILY AVERAGE CIRCULATION LAST MONTH, 2134  FRIDAY, AUGUST II, 1916  FIFTEEN CENTS ft. [WEEK—VOLUME VII—NUMBER 267  . LOUI  MIN CRASHES INTO AN AUTO  í  Miss Georgette Brandao, Popular Young Lady , About 19 Years of Age, Fails To See An Approaching Special and Is Hurled to Her Death. Young Man Riding On Running Board Jumped In Time to Save His Life.  : •• (Special to the Daily Herald)  Bay St. Louis, August 11.  Bay St. Louis early this morning was the scene of a'frightful accident in which Miss Georgette Brandao lost her life  she had been killed 'instantly. But this was not the case, as signs of life were still visible.  John Osoinach, whose place of business is a few feet away from the crossing, called a doctor over the phone and pending his arrival the all  DENMARK TO SELL US WEST INDIES^ ISLANDS  A car which she was driving was ¡but lifeless body was removed to the struck by a special train on the I  h ° me  Attorney Walter j. Gex, Louisville & Nashville road and en- where death came a few minutes later, tirely demolished. She was thrown  The bod y  had been so badI y «rushed several feet from the track and picked  the  impact that recovery was out  up in a dying condition.  Rene Toca, a young man who was riding on the running board of the car. saw the train in time to jump. This same young man was in an automobile accident which occurred in this city last week.  Miss Brandao is an attache of the Jordan River Lumber Company and was supposed to be on her way to the mill when she met her death. The accident occurred at the Front street railroad crossing, where the road op-  of the question.  The death of Miss Brandao has cast a gloom over the community for she was a lovable girl and general favorite. While her parents were New Orleans people,'yet they make the Bay their home and it was here she was born about nineteen years ago. She owned the car she was driving which she used to get to and from the saw mill where she was employed. She was a careful driver and is not known to have had any trouble with her car  erates a gate and maintains a guard,. previous to the accident of this morn  "l___1 1 . i ■ . 1 1 it» cr *  but it so happened that the guard was off duty for the moment.  Che young lady was driving in a Bdutherly direction which makes the accident rather difficult to understand, as there is a rather wide open space on that side of the track which permits an approaching train to be seen from some distance. It is supposed tHat she was engaged in conversation with her companion, and did not see ttye train until 'too late to stop her car. The train was going at such a ..rate of speed that it could not stop in time to avert the accident. Eyewitnesses state that Miss Brandao was driving at a moderate rate of speed.  DEATH FOLLOWS SOON AFTER  When struck by the train the automobile was thrown aside some distance and the unfortunate girl was hurled in the air fullj^ twenty feet away frqit^'t^e traclc* eaasing those who first reached her to believe that  mg.  CROSSING DANGEROUS  The front street crossing at Bay St Louis was made the subject of a controversy between the city and the railroad company a number of years ago, ,jvhen the city attempted to make the road operate its trains at a very slow rate of speed.  A compromise was finally reached when the road agreed to operate a gate at the crossing and maintain a guard. This arrangement has seemed to work satisfactorily for since it was put into effect there has been no serious accident until that of this morn ing.  The guard is familiar with the schedule of the iegu.lar trains and is al ways on hand to close the gate when they pass, but evidently he did not know of the special this morning and was absent from his post when it went by.  COURT HOUSE PROBLEM MAY BE SOLVED BY REPAIR OF THE OLD BUILDING   r  Gulfport, August 11.  The court house question will probably be settled by the Board of Supervisors deciding to build on the remains of the old structure which was destroyed by -fire last January. This decision is. not definite, but the board seems inclined to believe that the result of the recent bond issue shows the people to be against issuing bonds for a new court house except in a very small amount.  Between a small bond issue, say for $50,000 or so. and repairing the old ^ourt house, there is not thought to be much choice, one perhaps being about as acceptable as the other.  Mr. Overstrept, who was engaged to prepare plans for the new court house, and who drew two sets, one for a $75,000 building and the other for one costing $100,000, said yesterday that if the board decides on repairing the old building, he will resign as architect. He did Hot express an opinion either one way or another about the, proposed work of repair, any further than to say that he would not care to be identified with it.  COURT HOUSE NEEDED That a court house is needed is patent to all who have official business to transact. The business of the coun ty is now boHig carried on in three separate buildings, each one removec from the other by quite a little dis tance. Court is carried on in the City Hall, several departments of the coun-tys' affairs are located in the Hardy building and still other departments may be found in the vault of the olc building. This latter place, however is a menace to the health of the people whose employment with the county compels them to stay within the enclosure throughout the day.  The old ruins have been water soaked by the excessive rains of the past few weeks resulting in a dampness which bodes no good to those constantly subjected to it.  Having to jump from one building to another in the transaction of officia" business is neither convenient to officers of the county or pleasant to the public and for that reason it is hopec that something will be done in the near future to provide a court house (Continued on Sixth Page)  CANADA'S NEW GOVERNOR GENERAL  IWfl MEN WANTED ^«AUTHORITIES FOR  , CAPTURED BY GULFPORT OFFICERS  i. * -  IVien Were Discovered In a Small Boat Rowing I Off the Shore When Given Pursuit By the Offi-,f cers and Finally Rounded Off Long Beach-Had £uhs In Their Possession But Made No Attempt to Use Them.  The islands of St. Thomas, St Croix and St John In the Lesser AntUles, which belong to Denmark, will evident-R 1 Y  be bought by the United States for $25.000,000. This will give us an excellent' naval base guarding the Pap-1. ama canal. We now hold Guantanamo bay, Cuba, for that purpose. The photograph is a eeene on the island -of St. Thom»"'. the largest of tlie croup.  V  TO SECURE TROLLEY UNE ON THE GULF COAST  Jack Bay Farmers Will Donate Land for Line and Amusement Park in Return for Stock in Organization  WRECK OFF MA  E  BACK BAY TRUCKERS GIVE  ENDORSEMENT TO PLANS  Committee Is Appointed tor Solicit Land Donations and Arrange for Securing of Stock in Proposed Line From Biloxi to Ocean Springs.  Lives of Soldiers of the Confederacy Prolonged by Maintenance of Soldiers' Home Says Dr. Walley.  Biloxi Schooner Missing Since Hurricane of July 5 is Located fcy Fishing Smack Eyebright.  SANITARY INSPECTOR IS BEN F. RALEY, OF BILOXI,  GIVEN OVATION BY VETS NOTIFIED AS TO SCHOONER  Ladies and Gentlemen of the "Lost Cause" Throng Chapel Yesterday Afternoon to Hear Dr. Walley Speak On How to Keep Sanitary.  Biloxi, August 11. Back Bay farmers pledged themselves to co-operate in the movement to secure the construction of a trolley line from Biloxi to Ocean Springs at meeting of the Biloxi Vegetable and Fruit Growers' !Association at Seymour last night.  The plan outlined by W. A. Reno, secretary of the Biloxi Vegetable and Fruit Growers' Association, is to have all farmers residing along the proposed right-of-way donate a certain portion of their land in return for which they will be given stock in the proposed trolley line.  At the same time it was pointed out that the value of the land of the farmers living in that section would be doubled by the construction of the trolley and that they would also realize handsomely from the investment.  SPEAKERS ARE HEARD.  A number of speeches were delivered on the movement for the pro* posed construction of a trolley line. Among those who talked were Geo. W. Grayson, former president of the Biloxi Commercial Club, and George Robb, of the Gorenflo company of fit" .als^ W. A. Reno. Judge J. A. Latimer, Hypolite Borries and J. P. Krohn.  Much enthusiasm was shown by those gathered at the meeting. The session of the fruit and vegetable growers' association was well attended.  PLEASURE RESORT PLANNED  A part of the plan is for the construction of an amusement park near the Jackson-Harrison line in the vic-initv of Ocean Springs. It is believed by those back of the movement that boating, fishing, etc., may be indulged in and that the amusement feature would prove a valuable inducement for the construction of the line.  The majority of the farmers of Back Bay are willing to donate land for the trolley line and the amusement park to receive s'ock in the proposed organization in return.  RESOLUTION ADOPTED.  A resolution was adopted by the Biloxi Vegetable and Fruit Growers' Association, endorsing the plan. It is as follows:-  "It is the sense of the Biloxi Vegetable and Fruit Growers' Association that the building of a railroad line from Ocean Springs to Biloxi is a feasible and practical proposition much to be desired and it has our endorsement and approval as well as undivided support of and each of us will do all we can to make it a success."  COMMITTEE APPOINTED.  A committee was appointed to solicit land donations and arrange for the stock. This committee consists of W. A. Reno, Hypolite Borries and Judge J. A. Latimer.  Second Letter in Regard to Reported Finding of Wreck is Also Received by Mrs. W. J. Harvey—No Information As To Biloxi Crew.  The Duke, of Devonshire, who succeeds King George's uncle, the Duke of Coonaught The buchess of Devonshire Is a special friend of Queen Mary.  WORK WITH A WILL.  We have certain work to do for our needs, and that is to be done strenuously; other work to do for our delight, and that to be done heartily. Neither is it to be done by halves or shifts» but with a will, and what is not worth this effort is not to be done at all.—Ruskin.  Biloxi, August 11.  Dr. Willis Walley, the fly hater and dirt chaser man who is trying to prolong the lives of all Mississip-pians by eradicating disease germs and who hones to put the undertaker and coffin manufacturer out of business, spent several hours making a sanitary inspection of the Jefferson Davis Soldiers' Home at Beauvoir yesterday afternoon.  Governor Theodore G. Bilbo, who proposes to make a pet project of the Soldiers' Home, escorted the state sanitary inspector of the state board of health to Beauvoir by invitation of Superintendent Elnathan Tartt, who requested that Dr. Walley give a "Health Lecture" to the veterans.  LONGEVITY.  Dr. Walley said that he found the Beauvoir soldiers' home in good sanitary condition, that the inmates were being properly nourished and clothed and that they were receiving splendid medical and hospital treatment. In the opinion of the chief sanitary inspector, the legislature jn its wisdom of appropriating funds for the maintenance of Beauvoir soldiers' home is prolonging the lives of the veterans of the civil war five to seven years.  Dr. Walley gave his lecture in the chapel hall. The soldiers and their wives „turned out enmasse and that they never listened to a more entertaining lecture as demonstrated by the applause they gave and by shaking hands with thé speaker after he had concluded his remarks.  The speaker told the veterans that Beauvoir was a paradise on earth and that they could make themselves happy or unhappy and also told them that if they could get better food, better clothes, better medical treatment any where else on earth than they are getting at Beauvoir that they were doing wrong to accept the hospitalities of the Jefferson Davis Home as there was so manv poor distressed sick confederates without homes and without money knocking for admittance at the Beauvoir Home and that there was not room for them to enter now.  " SWAT THE FLY."  The sanitary inspector told the soldiers how disease germs were born and how the little fly carried disease to human beings. He begged of them to keep their gody, their clothing, their bed room, their toilets and their back yards in a good sanitary condition.  "Cleanliness is next to Godliness," said the speaker and if vou will take your baths and keep clean you will be happier, live longer and be stronger to combat with disease when sickness takes hold of vou."  Dr. Walley said a great many old n<»onle had an idea that they should always be taking patent medicines. He preached against the soldiers taking patent medicines, saying that they should only take medicine* according to prescription of the Dr. Folkes, the physician in charge of the home and that he was a most painstaking and competent doctor and that only the very best . and highest grade drues were purchased for the Beauvoir Hospital.  HITS JOHN BARLEYCORN.  Whiskey, said Dr. Walley, certainly shortens the life of man besides making him fussy, full of fight, penniless and miserable. In his opinion the new board of directors of the home recently appointed by Governor Bilbo made a big step forward when they ordered that no whiskey be bought for the home and that any soldier bringing whiskey on the, (Continued on Second Pag*)  Biloxi, August 11.  Part of the mystery of the missing schooner Emma Harvey ' and her crew of Capt. George Duggan, Arthur Duggan, Jack Atkinson, John McDuffy, Lawrence Bennett, and John Helm, which was swept to sea from Chandeleur island 'during the hurricane of July 5, hap been solved in the reported finding of the schooner in East Point' Pass just one mile out from the shore of Santa Rosa island by the fishing smfcck Eyebright, Capt. Peterson.  News to the effect was received in Biloxi yesterday when two letters were written by residents of Dau-phine island to Biloxians. Ben F. Raley received a communication from Mrs. Z. Moreno of the island telling him to inform Mr. U. Desporte that a Mobile fishing smack had sighted the Emma Harvey twenty miles off East Point Pass, Florida, bottom up with the name and sailing port visible. No sight of the men was reported in this missive to Mr, Raley.  In the other letter received by Mrs. W. J. Harvey from a relative, Mrs. Lilly Sprinkles of Dauphine island the writer informed Mrs. Harvey to the effect that Capt. Peterson of the fishing smack Eyebright reported the finding of the Emma Harvey bottom up at East Point, Santa Rosa island, Fla., last week, with her anchors holding. The vessel is one mile off shore. The captain of this vessel stated that he could make out the wording "Emma of Biloxi" plainly but the name Harvey seemed to have been chaffed off or covered with mud so that it could not be made out. The letter stated that the boatman was positive of the schdtoner.  Both of these communications were turned over to Mrs. U. Desporte and after reading them she was positive from the description given it was the Emma Harvey. Mr. Desporte was in New Orleans during the day yesterday but upon his return he was shown the letters, causing him to form the same opinion as to the iden tification of the schooner.  Where the Harvey now lies is about 175 miles from where the vessel was anchored near Chandeleur island and the distance from mainland at Pensacola is said to be about 50 miles. It has been ventured by some that probably the men of the crew might be on the island, that part of it being in wilderness but those who have visited in that section state that a summer resort is on this end and thickly populated. This being the case, and even if the men did get •to the east end of the island, they ¡stjrelyi jjr.vtouAdl have walked to the other end in search of something to eat. As a matter of fact it is believed that the rrew was lost in the heavy'; seas before the vessel was caused to change its course by the south-west winds that washed her to the Florida coast.  The matter was immediately taken up with customs officials at Mobile and Pensacola through United States (Continued on Eighth Page)  GOOD MEASURE.  When you find a man a little better than his. word, a little more liberal than his promise, a little more than borne out in his statements by his facts, a little larger in deeds than in speech, you. recognize a kind of eloquence in that man's utterance not laid down in Blair and Campbell.—Oliver Wendell Holmes.  Gulfport, August 11.  The tremendous nespoffsifeility df the little word "if" has never been discounted, and yesterday it but added new laurels to its long established fame.  If F- M. Turner, a well known citizen of Mississippi City had not gone on the sea yesterday in his launch, or if two men wanted in Alabama for serious infractions of the law had not happened to be in front ef Mississippi City in a boat, or if the two men had not foolishly displayed g*uns, wfiich aroused Mr. TXirneils suspicion, the city jail at Gulfport wou'zd not now be holding in afety Quincy Day. wanted for murder, and Henry Tucker, wanted for grand larceny, who made their escape from the Chotam, Ala., jail on July 19.  TURNER SEES MEN  It was about 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon when F. M. Turner dropped in T. J. Lowther's place of business and related an experience which he had had on the sea in front of Mississippi City during the forenoon.  Mr. Turner stated that he had seen a skiff in front of his place and, believing the men had fish aboard, went out to see. When he approached the skiff, he noticed that the men began to act suspicious. He also noticed two guns in the boat's bottom and an inquiry brought forth the answer that the firearms were carried along to kill snakes.  OFFICERS INFORMED  Mr. Lowther had just read a story in the Daily Herald telling about two escapes from Alabama being headed to the Coast and it did not take him long to put two and two together.  "Those are the men wanted in Alabama," he said to Mr. Turner, and Mr. Turner agreed.  He immediately called up Chief of Police Hudson and informed him of the occurrence, the chief at once becoming convinced that the two were the men wanted at Chotam.  He detailed two men on the case, sending Officer Cruthirds on the west side, Officer Jenkins on the pier and he himself going to Mississippi City.  This reconnaisance failed to locate the men or the skiff. The chief thereupon concluded that the men had gone in a westerly direction and, together with Officers Jenkins and Schonewitz, he started out in the direction of Long Beach. Here they met Pete Alleman and Jeff Fairley, in charge of the convict gang, who stated that they had seen a skiff pass just a little while before.  SKIFF SPIED  Taking these two men along and proceeding some distance further, the officers spied the skiff making toward the direction of Pass Christian in what appeared to be unusual haste.  The party went on ahead until they were able to conceal themselves behind a bathhouse where, fortunately, a skiff was moored. When the two men approached within a reasonable distance, the chief and his assistants jumped in the small boat and made a dash for the men, at the same time commanding them to hold up their hands. v  "They did not hold up their hands," said the chief, "and neither did they stop rowing. As a matter of fact the man at the oars did not stop rowing  until the oars were taken out of his hands."  did not Attempt to use  guns  "The men had two guns," said the chief,  d but they were in, the bottom of the boat and no attempt was made to use them. One man had his gun unbreeched and was trying to extricate a shell, which he seemed unable to remove.  "While they neither held ap their hands or stopped rowing when commanded to do so. I warned them that any attempt to use their guns would mean their certain death ^and had itty men fire a few shots around their boats to convince them that we meant business.  "Even after grabbing their boat, the man at the oars only rowed harder and dragged our boat along some distance before we could take the oars away from him and make him or his companion understand that they wera under arrest.  "However, after they realized this fact they offered no further resistance and quietly came to jail," concluded the chief.  Later they confessed that they wera the men wanted in Alabama.  day wanted for murder  Day is wanted for the murder of a lit'tle seven-year-old boy in Washington County, Alabama. Hfe was convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment in the penitentiary. After making his escape frotai the Chotam jail a reward of $100 was offered for his captur^, He is a cripple and was at one time employed as night watchman. <  tucker wanted for GRAND larceny  Henry w. Tucker is wanted fo* grand larceny and was incarcerated in the Chotam jail when he made bis escape with Day. a reward of $50 was offered for his apprehepsion. . He is said to have at one time been in the railroad service.  Chief Hudson has informed the authorities at Chotam of the capture ot the men. B. L. Onderdonk, sheriff of Washington County, was on the Coast yesterday in search of the ipen, but he could not be located this morning.  BEERSHIPS BIG  PEOPLES' CASH GROCERY  Saturday Specials  New York Full Cream Cheese  Extra Quality, lb.........28c  Jiffv Jell, all the Rage, six  Flavors, 2 pa..............25c  Silver Hill Butter —  Package .................38c  Tub, lb ..................35c  Chickens—Hens, Fryets and  Broilers  Eggs, Guaranteed strictly  fresh, dozen ..............35c  Eggs, Country, dozen .......30c  Skeet-0 Drives Away the Mosquitoes, bottle ............15c  Spaghetti, 3 pounds .........25c  Genuine Imported Italian Cheese, lb ................75c  Jam in Bulk  Strawberry and Pine Apple,  3 pounds .................25c  Ralston's Health Food, pa----15«  Whole Wheat Flour, sk.......60c  Sterilized Bran, pa ..........10c  A11 New Goods Garbonzas, Spanish Beans, fust in, lb .................10c  PEOPLES' CASH GROCERY The Leading Grocery  Auto Service, Highest Quality, Largest Variety  Phone £14 Jno. P. Pearson, Mgr. .. BILOXI  Federal Officers Get More Evidence of Liquor-Laden Boats Sent  to Coast. - )  New Orleans, August 11.  Special A,gent PendSetorf, of the Department of Justice, with his assistant A. H. Devlin, are at Bay St. Louis completing a chain of evidence that they have, worked up against New Orleans brewing companies and local wine merchants, who, they allege, have been making wholesale shipments of beer and wine into Mississippi in violation of section 240 of the Federal criminal code.  Two schooners laden with beer and wine were, seized by the government officers Friday night. The M. Garibaldi. was seized at Bay St. Louis shortly after ' midnight Saturday morning and its entire cargo of beer and wine was taken in charge by the government men. Several hours before they seized the schooner Annie Mollini at Waveland. She also was packed to the brim with cages of beer and wine, it is said. The Federal officers then raided five*'alleged blind tigers, four of which were found in Bay St. Louis, and from oqe of the places no less than twenty-four bottles of beer were taken, it is said.  Mr. Devlin with International Revenue Officer Kent and Walmsley have been working on the case for mora than two months and are said to have witnessed the sailing of no less than five schooners filled wi^h beer and whiskey out of New 1  Orleans.  The sailing of the two sehoonera last week was watched by the government men. They followed one in a pleasure launch, passed it in the lake and were on hand at Bay St, Louis when she landed several hour» later.  learn to think.  Too many persons go through this life without learning to think seriously. On whatever subject the mind feels • lively Interest, attention, though al* ways an effort, becomes a da« lightful effort. In order to learn we must attend; in order to profit by what we have learned we must think—that Is, reflect. —Coleridge.  I   

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