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Keller’s Big Brick Store HAS JUST OPENED A Beautiful Lot of Dry Goods. CONSISTING OF Dimitry’s, Organdies, Tassau Silks, Lawns, White Goods, Pique, Crepes, Zephyrs, Shirt Waists, Sweaters, Ribbons, Ladies’ Underwear, &c. My slock of Laundrled and Negligee Shirts is more complete than ever. I have a large assortment of Spring and Summer nothing tor men and boya—very latest style*, llaye lust receiv ed a fine lino of Spring Hats for men. \KEDLE TOE —5 HOES In Tan, Kangaroo and Calf, Low Quarters for ladies and children, in tan and kid. I keep the largest assortment of Shoes of all kinds. I HAVE A COMPLETE LINE OF mported Embroideries, Laces, Handkerchiefs, Linen Towels, Table Cloths, Elto., Etc., Matting, Hardware, Paints, Crockery, Wheelbarrows, Ladders, Plows and Grocerias the best the market affords, at very lowest prices as usual. Agent for the Monarch and Crescent Bicyles. Remember the place where you can always depend upon getting your money’s worth. AUGUST KELLER, Bay St. Louis. a. UKHDKB. ESTABLISHED 1870. j. y. okrdks. A, Gerdes & Bro.. Sail Makers & Dealers in Cotton Duck, Galvanized Iron and Brass Ship and Yacht. Hardware and Fixtures, Oil, Hub ora'll Leather Clothing, Coppe ‘ Paint of all Brands, Nautical Instruments and nooks, Ship Bel) Clocks, Oyster 1 ongues, Anchor chains, Windlasses, Etc. 306 and 307 Julia Street, New Orleans. THE LAW FIRM OF H enderson & Henderson f PRACTICE IN ALL THE COURTS OF THE SEA COAST. THE REAL ESTATE FIRM OF Henderson &: Hart Bay. <AII and rout Hancock county lands. For list of lands lor sate see Gulf Coast Progress. The Abstract Department Is Owned and Rnn by John Lx. Henderson And all titles ir examined from issuance of patent to current date. fAhey and arbo ~~ PROPRIETORS OF THE Bay St. Louis Brick Yard. SOLICIT THE PATRONAGE OF ALL IN NEED OF BRICK. BAT TANARUS, LOUIS, MISS. H iMIBM r©M©w©3©; ;#*|©BZ©!© MKPiMiW .©■ GOTO CAZENEUVE ’S FOR BARGAINS, i©:©2©A©©3©;©':©-©:'©'©'®. ;©] m © ©©©©:©'©!© mmmm Xhequlfcoastmar ket, HEAD OF MAIN STREET, BAY TS. LOUIS: tef, Veal, Fork, Mon & Sausages. BAY ST, LOUIS, MISS., SATURDAY APRIL 18, 1800 TUn Echo id authorized to anaomco W. M. DENNY oh a candidate for re-election to congress from the Sixth MiHsiwii|i|ii CongriSxUmai District, subject to the action of the democratic) party. MISSISSIPPI. We elsewhere publish a paper re cently read before the Mississippi Association at Washington, which will boa surprise to the quiet anil peac cable inhabitants that k composc the population of Mississippi. It is strange to believe, that the suntimani the paper says exists in large cities about so grand a commonwealth, can be true. But if true, Mississippi needs feel neitheralarmed nor an gered, for the ignorance does not justify her scorn ; it merits her com miseration. It is a part of bis education that every civilized man owes himself to know the conditions and customs of the inhabitants of the country of which he is a part. Ignorance of territory and its own peculiar condi tion is pardonable, for that Is varied as the winds; but when we arrogate to ourselves the privilege of Judging and condemning the people of a sov erign state, without cause and with out evidence, it becomes 100 prepos terous to even evoke a rebuke. Si lent contempt is the proper treat ment. The Echo has always believed that Mississippi should lay before the world the advantages she possesses as an agricultural and manufacturing section, but when it comes to get on our bended knees, and plead with a part of our common country to be lieve that we are not bandits and thieves, it becomes another matter, one, The Echo feols proud to say, no Mississippian nor any southerner, will tolerate I Doubly unfortunate are some of the remarks of Mr. Harrison. They evince a submission and humility that must be repulsive to every man whose blood is warmed by southern sun. Mississippi has long emerged from the shadows of Bowie knives and ptstols. Civilization and even gentleness are stamped on her brow. If the people spoken of by Mr. Harrison know not these facts, let them find out the best way they can. Injured by their ignorance she will not abase herself to explain. Mississippi and not Mississippians is wbal the press and every medium possible must place bef ore tbe world. JOHN G. CAP LISLE. Sensational report would make 01 e belive that “the man of destiny'’ from New York, has a very su e grasp upon a two thirds majority . f the delegates to the national demo cralic convention, figuring these del egates as idiots and impervious to tbe light of reason, not to mention the deep rooted prejudice against a third term, established by tbe un written precedent of George Wash ington. As all sections of this vast coun try are eager for Hie honor of hav ing the nominee for pi essential emoluments named from their midst, and as all will be pledged to some favored scion of democracy and they are not a few ; it smacks a little of prematurity to say the least, and is pregnant of the policy of tbe Cleve land faction in publicly disseminat ing thus early, the fact of bis practi cal qualifications ae an earnest of his executive eminence. It has tbe ap pearance of status quo. In the light of past events, “the survival of the fittest,” seems to be the banil writing on the wall. And whose name is potent to stir demo cracy to its heart’s core but a sound money man, who has stood up for tbe people bead and shoulders above all others, calling down upon bis de voted Head maledictions loud and and, snuffing the battle from afar, charged upon the solid square of tbe bimettalist phalanx and rout ed them horse and foot, reducing the discussion of parity and values to a mere disconnected tirade against himself? Who has publicly done all this and more for the people and whose past as an index of the future, has been one unbroken record of faithful Dust and political bonrsty? Whose watchword has ever been,the greatest good for the greatest num ber, and who is today more deserving of the highest honors within the gift of tbe American people than any man living? Who is a livingexampli licaiion ot sterling a atemanship and unimpeachableinleglHy ? Who by Ins bond issue restored confidence to a panic stricken raoncjtpnaiket. giving renewed impetus to trade, and rein vigo rating tbe failing manufacturers, and proved to the world that Auiori ca can produce patriots at need— John G Carlisle. j. THE BILOXI UKnALU. This most excellent and thorough ly democratic newspaper and the guiding star of Biloxi has changed hands, Me. Geo. W, Wilkes, pub lisher, find Mr. H. S. Evans, editor, having resigned their respective pos itions in favor of Mr. Wo. F. Gray, late editor-in-chief of ( the Meridian daily News. While Mr. Wilkes will remain with ths paper, Mr. Evans leaves tbe State, leaving a host of admirers who love the name of so peifect a scholar and gentleman and so courageous a writer at all times with honest and sincere convictions, and if the Herald 10-day is so read able and prominent ns it is, give the credit to none other than the brave and deep thinking Evans. Being acquainted with Mr. Gray, a young man, it is not overating bis intelligence and courage to welcome bun as a worthy successor of the late management. Ills pen has built a nourishing city—Meri dian—and in the city of hi* home he will be Hie agency of much good and will accomplish the purposes and ends of the most hopeful and progressive Biloxian. The Echo gladly welcomes Mr. Gray to the coast and extends him that fellow ship which promotes good feeling be tween fellow men and inspires mutual interests, and may the friendly feel mg of both papers always remain intact. JAMES 11. NEVILLE. The retirement of James H. Nev ille from tue office of district attor ney ot this district which he has so long and ably filled, will be received with regret by tbs law-abiding citi zens, and with satisfaction by the law-breakers. Apparently his resignation wa** quite suddenly decided un, as some of his most intimate friends wa-c not aware cf it. But whatever Hie cause it must be a good and reasonable one. as Mr. Neville is not a roan tv act prematurely. That he intends to make a canvass over this state in the interest of sound money, ia welcome news. Ho is a man of persuasive powers and has the happy facility of convincing bis hearers of the truth. If his suc cess as an exponent of sound cur rency be as great as lias been his success as district attorney, Missis sippi will soon regain her senses. The Echo regrets his loss from the bar in tbe capacity be has so long .figured, and hopes that a wider scope awaits uis versatile talent. The pilgrimage to Jefferson’s tomb and the birthday celebration which took place there should lead to a closer following of Jeffersonian principles by democrats. Tbe first electric street car line in the state is now in operation, and Meridian to the distinction lays claim. Tbe senate can work fast —some times. Tbe other day it passed eighty private pension bill in seventy minutes. Tbe state board of health examin ed 58 applicants to practice medi cine, and of Ibis number only 28 were successful. Tbe National League of Musicians have been bolding their annual con vention in Washington, and its mem- I bers are thoroughly convinced that when it comes to blowing they are not in it with Congress. Chicago got ahead of Col. Inger soll. 3,000 of its citizens heard him speak for nothing through the shrewdness of those who invited him tojaddress the Militant church, which bolds Sunday services In a theatre. By predictions by those ina posi tion to know whereof they speak, the Mississippi river will be higher this spring than known for years. Lou isiana will suffei mostly, in fact most of the damages will occur there as Mississippi has a splendid system ot levees, and Arkansas banks are in a position to bear tbe pressure. mm HER INDUSTRIAL DEPRES SION—ITS CAUSE AND • ITS CURE. $ An Origin'll I’nper Read April 8, 1896, Before the Mississippi Association * of Washington. BY WALTON HARRISON. We, the people of Mississippi, considered collectively as a peo ple, must bo known in order to bo appreciated, and yet wo are comparatively unknown. Even the people of New England, not ed for their knowledge of the world and its inhabitants, are densely ignorant as to our cus toms. avocations and method of thinking. To be sure the average indivi dual Yankee has a vague know ledge of our partisan and section al traditions. He knows some thing of our public men. He knows that we can produce cot ton, and that along at intervals we can raise quantities of a cer tain other commodity, which for want of a more elegant term, is commonly known as gehennah. He knows that we can stop bul lets, talk free silver and hang niggers. But there are a good many things he does not know and does not seem anxious to learn. Ho does not know that our people are broad-minded, kind-hearted and generous. He docs not know that our gambling dens are few and our churches a-e many. Ho does not know that capital invested within our borders is as safe as capital in vested in Massachusetts. Ho does not know that a business, which he may establish at Colum bus, at Vicksburg or at Jackson, will revive such protection as the law affords, and that our stat utes have so amended the common law asA-o make that protection | adequate, lie does not know j that manufacturing has proven a 1 "lienomonal success at Ellisville, \V:der Vnlioy, Wesson, Stonewall and other towns too numerous to mention. Ho does not know that in our midst his wheelwrights, his lat he operatives and his armature winders, if legally qualified, can walk up to the polls and vote any ticket they choose. In short, ho knows the exception; ho does not know the rule. It is not necessary here to dis cuss the causes which brought about this misunderstanding of our people and their institutions. Suffice it to say that they are closely allied to politics, and that they doubtless had, during the war and for several years there after, a foundation in fact. Now the band of time has wrought a wondrous change, it is but fair that the change bo made known, until it is known we will he dis counted severely. The mischief consists, among other things, in a depressing ef fect upon our industries. Capi tal, always timid, is deterred from flowing toward us as it should. The remedy must ho a complete exposure of the falla cies concerning us. When the people of o f her states thoroughly understand our people, the bal ance of the problem will need no solution. Mississippi has all the natural advantages necessary to make her a great industrial center. She al so has a hardworking, intelligent, economical population. But those are only two of the essentials. She needs capital, and she also needs a few skilled workmen to instruct her people in the arts. The capital that she needs is ly ing idle in the coffers of New York City. The skilled workmen that she needs are scattered over the Union. When all these ele ments are united, the result will he the compound called success. But unless they are united and united thoroughly, unless they are not only brought into contact but caused to assimilate, disaster must ensue. The situation may he illustra ted in a commonplace but, accu rate way as follows: A man, cold and hungry, at the close of day is lost in the forest; bo has a sack of meal and a few slices of raw meat. There is plenty of fuel ly ing around, but ne has no matches with which to kindle a fire. Un less he can got matches he must remain cold and hungry. Ano Subscription—sl 00. per Annum, in Advance (her man, also lost, conies along. Ho has matches, but he has no meal and no meal. Clearly, those two men must come to an under standing. lie who has the match es must kindle the fire, lie who has the food must cook the same and divide with the other. By this arrangement both men can lie rendered comfortable, whereas otherwise each must spend a night of suffering. If the man with the food does not know that the oth er has matches, or if the one with the matches does not know that the first has food, (ho effect is practically the same as if neither had anything. The mere posses sion of the several components by different parties does not nec essarily have iho desired effect. The lesult is similarly defeated if either man regards the other a an enemy. Success can only come in case each understands the re sources and disposition of the other, and, accordingly, makes fair and proper concessions. So it is, on a larger scale, with our people and those of other communities. We have the cheap lands, the cheap labor, and the cheap raw materials, all in abun dance. The capitalist, elsewhere, has the money, which he will cheerfully bring forward iu largo quantities if the investment is safe and he can realize four or five per cent, per annum. Wo can ask nothing better than this. Yet something is lacking. Wo are withholding our resources while willing to part with an interest in them: the capitalist is withhold ing his money while hungry for investment, and the trained arti san, out of employment, is with holding his skill. The ingredients of success are not uniting. What is the matter? Simply this—the capitalist and the ..skilled work men have false notions concern ing our people. They think that wo are a community of cut throats; that we have a hostile feeling toward them, and would, by any moans, fair or foul, dis courage them from coming among us. They think that wo have the dagger of the assassin and the torch of the incendiary. In order to understand thor oughly the details of this belief, a Mississippian should taken trip into the region far above Mason and Dixon’s line. Let him go to some groat metropolis Here let him meet and talk with a num ber of intelligent, everyday peo ple native to the place, and it will not take him very long to discov er that his state is seen through a glass darkly. Pretty soon ho will be asked, a little cautiously perhaps, if ho is opposed to the operation of moonshine distiller ies; also, if there is not among the better classes in Mississippi an element in favor of ahonshsng the revolver; likewise, how the modern ku-klux-klan manages for so long to evade retributive jus tice. He must explain how the local authorities, after prosecut ing and punishing the principals of a prize fight, can face public opinion. And when it develops he is not a man-slayyer (not even a lady killer), that he is a Chris tian, and perchance a Freemason, he will he congratulated upon his many marvellous escapes and in vited to come and live in a more congenial community. The above sketch is not over drawn. It represents the actual state of mind of the people every where in regions remote from the south. The people mentioned are honest in their opinions. They think they are dealing with facts that are beyond controver sy. They can hardly think other wise, becausejthey seldom or nev er hear anything to the contrary. They simply acquiesce in that which is undisputed. They arc apparently willing to believe and to act upon the facts, but they have been wrongly informed as to the situation. Here, now, is a suggestion as to how to suppress the mischief and advance the remedy, though it may involve a considerable task. It can best be carried out by or ganized effort. Let us proclaim from the rostrum, through the press, through the instrumentali ty of our public servants, through the mails, and through appropri ate advertising agencies, that Hie prevalent opinions concerning us are without foundation. We must send or carry to the people of the north and east the declara tion that we are peaceful and law abiding; that we are ready to greet them with words of wel come rather than with social and business ostracism. We must press the question to the front, and cease not our efforts until our de claration shall he admitted as the truth wherever read by the fire side or heard in the public assem bly. If our allegations meet with contradictions—as they undoubt edly will at oveiy step—theu let us resort to evidence the most convincing and simple. Let u s not slop until every capital list, every laborer and every other person who feels any concern in the matter will know us as we know ourselves. When we suc ceed in this the money kings of the mighty east will tind their in terests identical with our inter ests, and will come to our rescue. Inspired by an object lesson hero and then, they will meet us more than half way. They will help us bridge our rivers, tunnel our hills, restore the fertility of our barren ticlds. The hum of the saw will supplant the cry of the jajrbird. The giant oak of the forest t hat has withstood the storm of ages will be stricken to the earth, and the palatial residence will be erected in its place. The smoko of the modern factory wiU, float ovortho laud of the magnolia, the osugo orange ami the * long leaf pine. Then the Bayou State, having already passed through a painful military and political reconstrc tion, will undergo a pleasant in dustrial revolution and take her place once more among the states that are prosperous. Then will onr sturdy yeoman of the gulf join hands in fraternal affection with the men of other factions. Then can it be said the war and all its effects are past — not meiely that the clash or arms lias ceased, but that the groat sec tional and industrial conflicts are no more. Then will the Stars and Stripes be to us an emblem that they have been before—signifying that wo are held together, not by the sword, hut by 'atriotism ac corded loyal heflL our several sovorign states aflk a Nath n eternal among nation, rol. l.otf*. Those who ought to know best, says Edgar S. Wilson in the Mis sissippi department. of the Fie;- yune, that there is not the slight est probability of Colonel Stock dale funning for congress again in the Sixth district, since the an nouncement of Senator Love, of Amite. Their idea seems to be that it would be gross injustice on the part of Colonel Stockdnlo —a thing that he could never get, his consent to do—to enter a race where Mr. LoVfc--wSr<nreNrf'Tnr competitors. They point out that Mr. Love has been one of Colo nel’s Stockdale's ablest and most devoted lieutenants for the past decade; that he has fought for him in all his campaigns for Con gress with an unselfish devotion that has attracted the admiration of all; whether political allies or adversaries; that in the fierce fight made against Colonel Stock dale two years ago, Mr. Love’s white plume nodded in the fore front, where the battle waxed hottest against the “Tall Pino of Pika,” giving blow for blow, and that finally when the Stockdale banner trailed in the dust at Pass Christian, and the nomination went to another, it is said that Mr. Love actually wept. Under the circumstances, it. would seem that the statement —since Colonel Stockdale is known to possess profound gratitude—that he will not enter inloa race with Mr. Love who has stood loyally by him for ten years in all contests, always carrying his county for him against all comers, would be a candidate would be absurd. In fact it is a reflection upon Colonel Stockdale wholly unwarranted, it is claimed by those who seem to know him best. Mr. James 11. Neville has been succeeded by Mr. W. A. White cf llilxoi, Miss. The appointment was received this morning. Mr. White needs no introduction from us to the people whose interests lie wdl repre sent. He is a young man, but what ever liia new office will call on him to do will he done faithfully and jus tice will know that it has been de fended. Congressman I) nicy's bill to change the place of holding terms of United Stales circuit court from Mis sissippi City to Hiloxi has been fav orably repotted by the committee on judiciary of the house. The press of the third district is wisely telling Chancellor Longino, opponem to Congressman Catehiiigs, hat a chancellorship in hand is worth several congressional seats in the bush. If there are to be two democratic j tickets in the field, democratic voters will find it more profitable to retire from politics for a lime than to waste their time campaigning with certain defeat ahead of them. Kx Governor Stone’s name is being generally mentioned for the second place on the presidential ticket.