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   Laurel Leader (Newspaper) - July 9, 1918, Laurel, Mississippi                                THE wBATHER r.'iir foiiisrhr and Wednesday. 1.it Hi- change in temperature. .VOL. XVITT-NO. 284. LAUREL, MISS., TV KSI ).\Y, Jl'LY 9. 191 ASSOCIATED PRESS '{.it FRENCH TAKE MANY PRISONERS CONDITIONS Farmers of the South Taking to the Raising of Sheep Seriously. LARGE SUM RAISED BY CHRISTIAN CHURCHES. Mississippi Was One of the First States in the South to go Over the Top in This Campaign-Jackson Chnrch an Honor Church. .- Jackson, July 9.-If rains are general in the Southern states in the next few weeks, the best crop in years will be harvested, according to Mr. M. P. Merrier, United States agriculturist and field agent of the state's relation service, Wash in ton, who passed through here, after a tour of Arkansas and Louisiana, where he found conditions exceptionally good, with the wheat crop very encouraging. Mr. Merrier in speaking of the government's plan to encourage sheep production, said that the farmers are really t�kC ; the sheep industry very seribusj^j^/vthat next year will find tnany thousands of these animals in Southern pastures. As soon as farmers find out how profitable sheep are, the dog question will be solved, he said. ' ,.. Despite^iheVtalk about a lab"or short? age, Mr. Merrier found crops were worked $nusually good. This he attributes, however, to ideal conditions. Hog cholera is very scattered in Mississippi, according to Dr. H. L. Fry, Federal agent in charge of anti-cholera work in this state, who has �just returned from the southern section, of the state, where he finds conditions entirely satisfactory. Five thousand, two hundred and seventy four dollars is the total of the amount raised thus far by the Christian churches of Mississippi for the "Emergency Drive," particpated in by the Unitd States and Canada. Mississippi was one of the first states in the South to go over in this campaign. The First Christian church, of this city, with L. E. Larkin a& pastor, has been acknowledged as one of the honor churches. MERIDIAN CAR COMPANY RAISE FARE TO 7 CENTS Gets Out Injunction Restraining an Interference on Part of Officials. Meridian, .luly 9.-Tin? Meridian Light & Baihvay Co. ycsler-drjy sei'vod. [the (elity ^Wiriinls with- an injunction, restraining them from interfering with the plaintiff: in an increase of street car fares and electric and gas rates. 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 action. The order was issued by "Federal .fudge H. C. Niles and the hearing'Avill be held at Kosciusko, Miss., July 16. In speaking of the matter, Deneral Manager H. H. Brandli of the Meridian Light & Railway Company yesterday stated that, beginning this morning, the. street car fares would be seven cents instead, of five cents.- On August 1, he also stated, an advancement of 28 to 40 per cent would be made in the ele'etrie rates while an increase of. 30 per cent would be had in gas rates. In defending the course of this company, Mr. Brandli said that the heavy increase in cost of material made it, necessary to have the increase.- in rates of the street car fare, electric and gas. Mrs, L. N. McAllister, 79 years old, the second person to enter the Old Ladies'/Home in this city, was buried here yesterday. She formerly lived in Canton. 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 approval; . Brooksville Lumber Company, of Brooksville, Noxubee county, capitalized at $5,000. T. T. Towles, G. T. Heard, ,G. W. Cunningham, Hunt Towles and John R. Van Cleave, all of Brooksville. Oklon Gin and Brokerage Company, Falkner, Tippah county, capitalized at $10,000. D. T.Braddock, Faulkner, J. Milt Broddock, Biownfield; S. D. Murphee, Okolona. AcmeJ^ineer Company, Vicksburg, Wttirewl^unty, capitalized at $24,-000- A'r*.. Fisher, Greenvijie, Ohio; J. Roes Holcomb, Vicksburg; Arthur J. Wiedman, Kansas city, Mo. Stafford Springs Copipany, Voss- j burg, Jasper county, capitalized ati 96,000. John M. Perry, Nettie T. j Perry and James E. Marks, all of Voasburg. Amendment to charter of the Bank of Hattiesburg, Forrest county, making charter read "Amount of capital stock is $75,000." R. B. Mcleod, J. O. Res and J- F. Wilder, directors. FIVE STARS IN SERVICE FLAG Mr. and Mrs. A. F. Church Has Fifth Son to Enlist for Service. 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 need. The action of this young man is commendable. Notwithstanding the fact that' he was several years over the draft age, and was holding a responsible position with a large Chicago company, he felt that his four other brothers, one adopted, should not shoulder his responsibility as an American citizen, so the service flag at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. F. Church, hereafter will be. displayed with five stars. One .of his brothers now "over there" in writing to his home-folks, stated that the number of days he would remain there depended upon what the people at home saved and contributed. SIXTY-NINE YOUNG MEN STAND TEST Notice Ilia four stars on the shoulder of each of these fighting men-P. C. March, T. H.,BHss'and J. J. Pershing. They are the only men in the American army since tin: Civil Wc? who have been entitled to wear these stars. They represent the rank of full general, ami the men are three of the only seven Americana who have won the tille, the other four boms Washington, Grant, Sherman and Sheridan. This is I he first tii:.j. in America's history that the nation has had three lull genr/ds at one time. AN ELECTION ORDERED TO FOR STREET CAR FARE Mayor and Commissioners Decide to Let the People Pass Upon the Proposed Raise. 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 of^ charges for lighting and fares, 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 cents. A large number of representative citizens were in attendance, and everyone felt free in expressing their views upon the question. Mayor IVtcCallum presented the matter to the citizens present, stating the proceedings of the question up to the time of the meeting. It was his contention that the Laurel Light and Railway Company had a perfect right to fix the charges of car fare to six cents, and he did not feel that it was the duty of the commissioners to .go on record a^ favoring the increase, when, in his opinion, the company had a perfect right to make the increase. He stated that in the matter of the lighting rates, the commissioners had no authority in the matter, as the rates to be charged were' iixed in the franchise and to increase the rate in this respect the matter would have to be submitted to a vote of the people. Judge Deavours, who represented the Laurel Light and Railway Company, conceded this point, but contended that if the commissioners did not fix the rate of the street car fare, and the company raised the rate to six cents, it would subject the company to numerous law suits. Mr. Bissell stated that the people had been put to a great deal of trouble and inconvenience, especially the working class who depended upon the street cars to get them to and from their work, and he urged the immediate settlement of the question, 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 war. The motion was seconded and after considerable discussion was put to a j rote, and carried by 23 votes. Following the meeting of last night, the mayor and commissioners tihis morning met and ordered an election to be held on next Friday upon the lfiatter. The commissioners feel that the people should have a voice in the question and have ordered the election at the earliest possible moment, and will see that everyone shall he notified of the election. The order of the commissioners is being printed in another column on this page. MANY KILLED IN WRECK IN NASHVILLE Fast Trains Collide in Suburbs of the Tennessee City. Nashville, Tenn., July 9.-vAt 2 o'clock this afternoon the est'-mated number of killed and injured in the Nashville, Chattanooga and St. Louis wreck near here this morning had not definitely been established, but is believed to total about 100, A partial list shows more than SO injured, mostly negroes. It is believed there are about 25 white persons dead. ELECTION NOTICE WOMEN TO USE Y. M * �. C A. SWIMMING POOL Tht wwnen pf the Y. W. C. A. will We the swimming pool of the V. M. (0. A, tonlfbfc, according to an an-Mwcement 
                            

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