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riMPim m Tht Official Journal —of no— qtt of eat rr. iom Subscription: $1.50 Per Annum. THE MISS. GULF COAST TROLLEY CAR LINE. Chrtr to feo Soon Usued by Goy. Vardanian For th e Compaay, Capit alised at One mtllon. Jackson, Miss., March 29. —Within the next few days Got. Vardaman will receive for approval the charter of in corporation of the Gulfport and Missis sippi Coast Traction Company, which proposes to build an electric line con necting the coast towns of Gulfport, Pass Christian and Biloxi. The company has been organized with a capital stock of one million dollars, and is the most notable enterprise of a bona fide nature that has been launched in the State for several months. There will be ten thousand shares of stock in the sum of SIOO each. Although the present plan of the com pany is to connect only the towns of Gulfport, Pass Christian and Biloxi, the authority will be conferred to build a road from the Alabama line to the Loui siana line, traversing the entire Missis sippi coast. The company will also be empowered to furnish electric currents for manufacturing plants, and to build auch branch lines as it may elect. It is a guaranteed fact that the road will be built, as its principal promoter is Capt. j. T. Jones, the Buffalo million aire, who is also president of the Gulf and Ship Island system. Hon. W. A. White, one of the incor porators, who was in Jackson last night, states that the survey for the electric road is proorr sssingrapidly. The engin eering party has completed its work to Henderson's Point, and has secured a franchise from ail of the towns through .which it will pass. An abstract of all *fce land between Gulfport and Biloxi hat been completed and citizens are freely donating the right of way to the company. The Mississippi coast is displaying a remarkable industrial progress. Among the now concerns recently organized is the Hattiesburg Lumber Company, with its domicile at Millview, in Harrison county, and capitalized at SIOO,OOO. The promoters are H. W. Huie, C. R. Neely, C. A. Bowman, Geo. B. Young and Frank McClure. The Beach Land Company has been organized at Gulfport with a capital stock of SIO,OOO, and F. B. andN. H. Hewcs, Rucks, Yerger and others as incorporators. OYSTER SEASON tlaa Been the Host Successful on Record. The oyster season on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, now nearing its close, has been the most successful within the memory of persons engaged in the in dustry. The revenues paid into the State treasury by owners of oyster boats and canning factories will aggregate nearly $25,000 for' the season, ending on May 1. This is an increase of 30 per cent over the receipts of last year, and 50 per cent more than the preriovs year. The revenue is derived from a tax of 2 cents per barrel on all oysters taken in Mis sissippi waters. Shipments to northern markets have been rather light since the advent of warm weather, but there has been no diminution in the catch, as canning fac tories are running on full time, and many have employed additional labor. After May 1 the Mississippi Oyster Commission will submit a report to the governor summarizing its work since Sept. 1, and during the summer months the commission will spend about $12,000 planting shells on reefs and otherwise improving the oyster beds. The State will have a net profit of about SIO,OOO on the season. THE NEW^CODE^IS - LARGE. Will Contain Three Hundred More Pages Than At Present. Hefore leading Jackson last Saturday, says the Clarion Ledger, one of the code commissioners was appealed to for a statement of the cost of the new code, coratraat of the printing of which had Jixsft been let to the Brandon Printing Company, of Nashville, Tenn., but he declined to say just what the work was toWost the State, and gave his reasons. It seems that the new code is to be a larger volume than the last, and thffit was a big one, containing as it does abiout 1,250 pages. The new one will be ab out three hundred pages larger than ih< > old, because of the fact that there ar< ‘ a great many more laws to be con fcet ided with, and for the further reason tha t annotations are very full and take up a great deal of room. ' The cost of the work depends largely OH thO legislature in the long run. It xna|y he that the legislature will not have tht i same printers to do the final work. Th © law creating the present code com missioners provided that they should hav s only 400 copies printed, and those wei ‘e to be for the use of the legislator® in the adoption of the code. The com mi wioners were of the opinion that at Ie st 8,000 copies of the new code would he necessary, and thev have made a con* did ional contract with the printers for ih it number. The legislature may cut J fiaatcrMisery at O. Sange’s, down or it may increase that number — there it no telling. The commissioner stated, however, that the contract was let to the lowest bidder of the three or four establish ments that were bidding on it, and that the cost for the 8,000 copies would be somewhere under SIS,OOO, which was about the cost of the code of 1890. Director Rowland is at a loss to know just what to do with the several old bat tle flags recently returned to the State of Mississippi by act of Congress. These relics are highly prized, and it goes with out saying that souvenir hunters will cut and tear them all to pieces if they are not properly attended to. To hang them on the walls of the Hall of Fame would be no better than throwing them out in the streets, and the only way to keep the vandals from them is to enclose them in large glass cases. That is what Mr. Rowland will do with them if he can raise the cash necessary to get the cases. One of the old flags was unfurled at the rooms of the director recently. It was one that had been through the battles of Malvern Hill, Manassas, Seven Pines, and the good Lord only knows where else. It was full of holes —many made by bullets from the guns of the enemy, and others by moths and the corroding hand of time, so that it must be handled very carefully if it is to be preserved for future generations.— Jackson special. A SON’S TRIBUTE. Gov. Vardaman Writes Beautifully and Tenderly of His flothcr. Gov. Vardaman has given out the fol lowing touching tribute to his mother, in response to the many telegrams and letters of sympathy on her death: “Executive Mansion, Jackson, Miss., March 23rd, 1905. “To my friends: —It matters not whether it comes in the rose-tinted morning of infancy, when all earth spar kles with the dewdrop* of joy; or like the thunderbolt falling unheralded from a clear sky, in the full-orbed noonday of manhood; or quietly taking posses sion of its victim, in the evening of life, when shadows of night are fast gather ing around the stooped and aged form, death is a tragedy as deep and dark as can be woven of the warp and woof of despair. “While we know that all who breathe and tread the earth today must at last share the destiny of those who have passed over that Bridge which spans the mysterious rhTr the dividing lino I;- tween the two eternities—still, when the end comes and our loved ones are car ried from us, we are wholly unprepared for the sacrifice, and in the shadow' of an overwhelming sorrow' the heart staggers, hope grows dim for a time, and human understanding is turned to confusion. “And especially is that true, if that loved one be the mother. Mother! The sweetest word that ever sanctified hu man lips, or glorified the human voice —the well-spring of hope and inspira tion, the benediction to mankind. “For all I have, or hope to be, I owe my mother. In the hour of adversity, when the obstacles across my pathway seemed insuperable, her judgment was always unerring, and her consuming love was a tonic to my flagging spirits. In her life she bodied forth the spirit of the Nazarine ‘living the things that others prayed’; and it mattered not how r great the trial, or dark the prospects, she looked into the future, with the eye of faith, and her sublime soul was se rene. Even though the— “ Face of God grew dim, She held through the dark and trusted Him.” “I know she is at rest tonight, but her going has left a vacancy in my life, which eternity alone can fill. “For the trenerous and loving friends whose tender sympathy, sweet words of comfort and kindly offices have contrib uted so much to lessen the weight of sorrow, in this sad hour, I have not lan guage with which to express my grati tude and love. God grant that they may not be called up in to bear a like affliction. “J. K. YARD AM AN.” “ADVERTISED LETTERS.” Letters in the Bay St. Louis Post Office for the week ending Mc’h 2G, 1905, will be sent to the Dead Letter Office, if not called for in 15 days. To obtain any of these letters applicant must say “Advertised”, giving date of list. ladies’ list. Mrs. \V. H Cripler, Mrs. M. Ferrell. GENTLEMEN’S list. D. C. Andrews, Jesse L. Gower, G. D. Hemway, J. E. Richards, E. R. Stringer, Manager Opera House. Bay St. liOuis, Miss., L. J. PIERNAS, P. W. The Goodyear syndicate of New York and Chicago capitalists are now trying to purchase or secure options on all the large lumber manufacturing plants in the southern part of Mississippi. Pro positions have been submitted and are now being considered. The syndicate has a backing of twenty-fire million dollars and is now after the large plants with the evident purpose of getting the small mills later on. A society newspaper announces that Miss Alice Roosevelt has surrendered her heart to Senator Beverage and that the wedding will soon take place. The President Is reported more than pleased. EVERY CENT OF CITY TAX COLLECTED THIS YEAR. Collector J. B. 4oor Makes a Splendid Snowing for the City and a Record for Himself—Net Collections Amount to $7,765.36. Judge Jno. B. loor, city assessor and tax-collector, made a final settlement this week with the city of Bay St. Louis, and his figures and those of Auditor Mendes tallied to the fraction. After deducting his commission, which forms the salary of the office, Tax-Col lector loot turned over to the city treas ury $7,765.26, as the total net tax collec tion for the year 1904-05, and let it be said to his credit that not one cent f the amount assessed remained unpaid or was lost by the city. The following figures will prove in teresting, particularly to those readers who contributed to the amount; City tax, 6)4 mills, $ 4,270 89 Improvement tax, 3 mills, 2,329 58 School tax, 1)4 mill, 1,164 79 Total, $ 7,765 26 Of course this does not represent the city’s entire revenue for the year, for it must be remembered there is license and other monies which are paid from time to time during the year as due. With the assessed realty values of the city on the constant increase as each suc ceeding year proves, the time is not far distant when the tax revenue will exceed $10,0<)0 and soon climb to those figures where it will mean a revenue of $1,000.90 per month. Judge loor is to be congratulated up on the splendid showing and for the ef ficient manner he has so successfully collected every cent due the city, letting none escape. Growth of the Oyster Industry. Pass Christian Beacon. That the present law is proving the most successful legislation ever enacted for the oyster industry in Mississippi there can be no longer any doubt, as the returns from the State tax of two cents per barrel show an increase this season of about 30 per cent, over the year be fore. It is estimated that the total revenue this year from the oyster tax and license will aggregate twenty-four thousand dollars. The law allows the commis sioners to expend not more than twelve thousand in ono ’-“ir ter defrav’T'c; • * O all expenses and planting of shells, etc. After this expenditure is made there will be a balanco*|of twelve thousand turned into the State treasury from the present season’s revenues. This is a result never contemplated by the major ity of the legislature that enacted the Bowers law; for in limiting the expen ditures at $12,0>0 they doubted if the revenues from the source would meet the expense, and this figure was fixed as a safeguard on the treasury. The result of the operation of the law proves that it is fulfilling the expectations and claims of its author, in promoting the industry and as a revenue producing sourco to the State, and now since the returns so far exceed the expense the law should be amended so as to al low a greater amount of this revenue to be expended yearly in the planting shells and enlarging the reefs. HOME PEOPLE SHOULD CON TROL. From today’s Pass Christian Beacon: “Editor Beacon:—Well, sir! What do you think of it ? A few people, most ly citizens of New Orleans, holding a meeting in that city and attempting to dictate to the people and authorities of Pass Christian concerning the affairs of the town. This was and is certainly a case of a “stub” tail trying to wag the dog. “These people, or some of them, own summer homos here, live here three months in the year, bring nearly every thing they consume with them, yet want this town run to suit them. If they think that the present administration can be dictated to by a few “summer visitors”, then they are mistaken in the personnel of the Board. “This New Orleans meeting declared tnat “snap judgment” had been taken by the authorities. Now, if they were up-to-date and subscribed for the “Bea con”, as our citizens do, they would have known from the published proceedings that there was a large petition presented to the Board urging the council to use every effort to have the railway com pany to build through Pass Christian; this was after the mayor had been in structed to appoint a committee to so licit names to petitions, to that effect, at a previous meeting. “Now, Mr. Editor, this town has been | kept back by these people long enough, and we are going to get a “move” on, so as to keep abreast of the times, and if they do no: want to go along with us, let them move to Pineville or some other secluded village. “They must not delude themselves inr to the idea tnat they can dictate the policy of the town during this adminis tration. “We are bona-fide resident citizens of the town, live here twelve months in the year, love the town and its beauties more than they do, and ar; not going to have any more of its beauties marred BAY SAINT LOUIS, MISSISSIPPI, SATURDAY, APRIL 1, 1905. than is necessary, but; -e going to make improvements and pu*h the town up to the front, if it is in our power to do so. We will let them have their automobiles and we will have our ’ectric cars, but let us not have a collision, or some peo ple will be sorry. “Respectfully, “J. K. Lang, Mayor. “A. P. Saucier, “A. S. McDonald, L. P. Sperier.” * __ Scate Superintended of Education Whitfield has announc'd the dates for the examination of white and negro teachers, as follows: . aril 7 and 8, for whites; April U and 15, for negroes; April 21 and 22, for whites; April 28 and 29, for negroes. T ese are the reg ular Spring examinati- as, but the ex aminations will not incl le the elements of agriculture, added by the last legisla ture to the public school curriculum, but those teachers who desire to stand an ex amination in this study will be permitted to do so, and it is expected that quite a number will avail themselves of this op portunity, though by an order of the State Superintendent they will haye un til October to stand an examination of this branch. NO HORE Si'EaM. New York Central to Try Electricity For Its Road. It was announced during the present week that the officials and directorate of the New York Central have decided that if the eledtric motors th c are to be used on the division between Oie Grand Cen tral terminal and Croton are successful, in the future no steam ocomotives will be ordered, and that as now engines are required, electric engine a will be ordered, and gradually the entire motive power on the road will be changed from steam to electricity. It was with a knowledge of this de cision that Senator Dej ;w, at a recent dinner of the Transportation Club, said; “I predict that in fifty years there will not be a steam locomoth c in the country except in a museum.” Within the last few .tenths the offi cials of the road have boon making ex haustive tests of these m w motors, which arc to supplant the steam engines on the division adjacent to Ne York. These tests have been except mally satisfac tory. CAN’T USE SPE iAL TAX. me ooai’Q oi supervi->v/rs of Lee coun ty has submitted to the attorney-general a proposition that seems as plain as the noonday’s sun to that official, and he has told them what to do—or rather what not to and a very few words. A year or two since the county of Lee levied a spe cial road tax of one mill on all the taxa ble property in that county. The roads were never let out on contract, however, and the county still has the special fund on nand. The supervisors want to know if they can use it for any other purpose, and the State’s legal advisor tells them no. Lee will have to come to the next legislature for relief. MOSQUITO BARS ON PULLMANS New Orleans, March jID.—S. M. Care ly. Southern superintendent of the Pull man Company for the States of Louisi ana, Texas and Mississippi, received an order from Secretary Barrow of the Louisiana State Railroad Commission today, ordering him to equip all Pn 11- man ears with mosquito bars while pass ing through the State of Louisiana dur ing the summer months. TO BEAUTIFY YOUR COMPLEXION. IN 10 DAYS, USE .....Satinola..... nHMaHMHNßnMMasMßaupixaiK' iimi wn i m .whbdwmb* The Unequal Beautifier A FEW apnlications will remove tan or sallowness and restore the beauty of youth. SATINOLAis anew discovery, guar anteed, and money refunded it it tails to remove Freckles, "pimples, Liver Spots, Blackheads, Tans, Discolorations and Disfiguring Eruptions, Ordinary cases in 10 days, the worst in 20 days. After these defects are removed the skin will be soft, clear, healthy and beautiful. Price 50 cents at drug stores or by mail. Thousands of ladies testify to the merits of Satinola. Mrs. Etta Browne writes: Sc. Louis, Mo., June 30, 1904.—1 have been using yourSatinoja, Egyptian Qream, Soap and Nadine Face Powder and like them all very much. This is the first summer since childhood that I have been without freckles. lam 34 years old and have a better complexion now than when a girl. NATIONAL TOILET Cos., Paris, Tenn. Sold in Bay St, Louis by GARDE BLED’S DRUG STORE, and all lead ing druggists. TO THE WOMEN OF THE CONFEDERACY. General Lowry Issues Order Regard ing the Proposed Route Every Camp ShouldContributeThat Honor flay Be Paid Memory of Heroes. Headquarters Mississippi Div. U. C. V. Jackson, Miss., March 28, 1905. Order No. 11—The major-general com manding again calls the attention of the camps of the division to the importance of meeting the obligation suggested by the resolution of Comrade W. S. Cole man at our state reunion at Aberdeen on the sth and 6th of August last, to build a monument “to the women of the Con federacy”. There was no provision made in the resolution for the election or appointment of a treasurer to receive, receipt and care for the fund raised; therefore I hereby appoint Comrade H. Clay Sharkey, of the City of Jackson, treasurer, to receive all money collected for the building of the monument and report the same at our next annual State reunion, which will be held at Jackson during the summer of this year, at a time hereafter to be fixed. Every camd is urged to contribute and collect a good sum, that honor may be paid to the memory of the patriotic and glorious women of the Confederacy who were the co-workers of the brave men who stood on the front line of fire in the memora ble struggle between the States. By order of Robert Lowry, Maj.-Gcn. Com. J. L. McCaskell, Adjt.-Gen. and Chief of Staff. DEATH ROLL. MIGUEL CATCHOT. Sunday morning, in Biloxi, at the home of his mother, in Lameuse street, Miguel Catchot, of Bay St. Louis, born and reared here, breathed his last, after a comparatively brief illness, of typhoid feyer, superinduced by a general break ing down of healtn since the death of his wife five weeks ago. The deceased was only 23 years of age, and leaves, in addition to his mother, a sister and brother, three small children. The death of so young a couple in so short a time has brought forth more than ordinary expressions of sympathy and attracted no little attention and comment. BROTHER ALBERT. Brother Albert, a member of the Or der of the Sacred Heart, died Wednes day at St. Stanislaus’ College, and was buried the following day from the church of Our Lady of the Gulf. The faculty and students accompanied the remains to the grave in the little cemetery on the college grounds. The deceased was born in France in 1821. There he joined the Order in 1841, and in 1851 he was sent to this country, and for years was an attache of the college, where he had charge of the private agricultural de partment. MRS. LORINA BEYER. After a long illness from a pulmonary affliction, Mrs. I.orina Beyer, wife of Ed. M. Beyer and mother of four small children, died Wednesday morning at : the family home in Main street. She was a native of New Orleans, and was 35 years of age. The remains were taken to New Orleans the following morning for Interment. The sorrowing relatives have the sympathy of the entire commu nity. , PRIVILEGE PAYMENTS. Slate Auditor T. M. Henry has issued a circular letter calling the attention of county tax collectors to the law that re quires them to give printed notice of the time limit on the payment of privileges. All privilege taxes in the State are due the first of May, and during April tne tax collectors arc required to publish notice to that effect four consecutive weeks. All those who do not have their privilege paid during May are liable to arrest and the doubling ot the sum they are naturally due. No discretion is loti to the sheriff in the matter—he must col lect double the amount of the privilege from all defaulters. The tribute of Governor Varda man t< his mother is worthy of a page in yoiu scrap book. FREE tuition to all in Harris’ Busi ness College, Jackson, Missi tf cl; xlv. R= ’’i' C3 A~L X -A. . Bears tl Have Always Bougte It is proposed that the Confederate veterans of Hattiesburg and vicinity march overland to the annual reunion at Louisville, Ky., in May. The plan is yet in the embryo stage, but it is proba ble that the vets will adopt this mode oi transportation, A conference was held recently in Hattiesburg and the plan in formally discussed. The proposition met with much favor- CASTOR IA For Infants and Children. The Kind You Have Always Bought Bears the /IX Signature of Hon. E. J. Bowers, of Bay St. Louis, I member of Congress from the Sixth Mississippi district, is at the capital. Mr. Bowers accomplished some splendid work during the recent term of Congress, especially on the rivers and harbors bill, haring secured several good-sized ap propriations for harbors on the Gulf coast and the improvement of rivers in his district. He is one of the most pop ular and energetic members of the Mis sissippi delegation at Washington. The object of his visit to Jackson is to tender his services to the Mississippi Cotton Association to deliver addresses at the county mass meetings to be held over the State.—Jackson News. The coast has begun to talk about the Governor to be elected three years hence and two distinguished citizens of the coast country, Judge Jim Neville and Congressman Eaton Bowers, have been mentioned for the position. A little early, • gentlemen, although two bril liant and able men have been suggested. —Greenyille Democrat. Somebody has again started the ques tion how much Adam would be worth now if he had saved $lO a day for 6,000 years. It is a waste of Mae to figure it unless we know whether or not he would have met Mrs. Cassie Chadwick. A Cleveland couple met at 8 o’clock in the morning, were (ngaged by noon, and at 6 o’clock in the evening were married. To make the story complete, it should be added that they took their wedding trip to South Dakota. In an ordinary notice the New York Times uses eleven words to refer to a dead man as an expert driver, and seven to state that a wife and three children survive him. Everything in order of in terest and importance. Everybody should take a course of jiu jutsu to cope with the Bay St. Louis cows that prey on private and public property. A cow “jiu jutsued” by the tail will never pay your front yard a re turn call. m . —— Strange to relate,'a great many mil lionaires were missing when New York’s tax assessments were made out. Of course, they were out of town on busi ness and had no idea of evading taxes. A Spiritualist woman has just cured a child by tapping it on tho brow with a flower. How fortunate she didn’t try cracking a bottle of champagne on the innocent! —Lowell Courier. The Japs accuse the Russians of using Chinese costumes in order to escape from Newohang. Now wouldn’t a Chi nese costume and a set of Russian whis kers be a fierce combination. Justice Brewer advises his country men to live as the old Puritans did. It will first be necessary to remove all those facilities for having a good time which were denied the Puritans. A New York man saved $200,000 dur ing a life time, and was always a sala ried man. Russell Sage has saved more than that, but most of it was saved from other men’s incomes. In answer to recent friendly overtures the sultan of Turkey is glad to assure the kaiser that he loves Germany well enough to let it make him a substantial loan. An english inventor says that tho time is soon coming when every man can be provided with a flying machine at a cost not to exceed SIO.OO. Don’t buy at pres ent prices. The news that the rebels have robbed the Buenos Ayres National bank of \500,000 would seem more important if there were any assurance that it’s real money. Mr. Carnegie say's he always keeps 810,000,000 or so in cash handy in ease of need. Thus he is always sure of hav ing a place to sleep and a breakfast, anyhow. If a hen and a half lay an egg and a half in a day and a half, how much do you suppose you will be called upon to pay for your wife’s Easter bonnet? A New York man says he had one of luda’s thirty pieces of silver. There L rcason to suspect that the other twenty nine arc still in circulation. ■ •Us fc - -I Although March was ushered in with .amb-iilvC docility, its exit was unlike the proverbial lion-like fury. Now for the April showers! The governor of Ceylon says lucre art sixty-seven species of mosquitoes in that island. This is at least ten varie ties too many. This idea of having a knocker on the bedroom door will not be popular. There ore “knockers” enough now in every family. “Love is honey mixed with gall,” tys a magazine philosopher. The girls vill tell you that the young men have _he gall. An “operaganza” has been put on .he stage. Otherwise things are com paratively quiet m the theatrical world. Seven men were buried alive in Ar kansas. Most people would prefer liv ing in Mississippi City, THE ECHO'S Job Printing Department l* Complete aad T*t tf irt POWER EQUIPPED. Fourteentli Year, No. 10 LATE DECISIONS FROM MISS. SUPREME COURT. The Simpson County Removal case Settled —The Court Says the Court House Hust Go Back to Wcstville, the Old Capital. The Mississippi Supreme Court handed down the following decisions Monday afternoon: By Justice Truly— Dora Bartell vs. Matilda Hudson, Lin coln County; affirmed. G, C. Brown vs. R. W. Millsaps, Co piah county; affirmed. J. W. Miller vs. M. G. Buckley, Adama county; affirmed. J. R. Cable vs. State, Pike county; affirmed. Illinois Central vs. Thos. E. Clarke, Grenada county; affirmed. Simpson county ys. T. J. Buckley et als., Simpson county; affirmed. By Justice Calhoun— R. T. McPherson vs. J. T. Rawlins, Adams county; affirmed, John K. Nute, administrator, vs. Ge rand Brandon, Adams county; affirmed. Dan Cook ys. State, Calhoun county; reversed and remanded. Lon Cook vs. State, Calhoun county; affirmed. R. H. Haley vs. J. McC. Martin, Clai borne county; affirmed. King Wilson vs.State,Calhoun county; motion overruled. Port Gibson Manufacturing Company vs. Rothrock Construction Company, Claiborne county; motion sustained. George Leotte vs. H. A. Boyd cl als., Hancock county; suggestion of error overruled. JanoStanger vs. State, Yazoo county; reversed and remanded. Asa VV. Allen vs. W. E. Coffee, Leo county; affirmed. By Edward Mayes, special justice— N. W. Whitfield et al. vs. J. G. Thompsoa, Clay county; affirmed. The case of Simpson county vs. Buck ley is perhaps the most interesting of the several decided at this sitting of the court, inasmuch as it sends the court house back to Westville, the old county site, and settles a controversy that has been before the people and the courts for the past three or four years. Some time after the Gulf and Ship Island rail road was completed the county took a vote on the proposition to make Men denhall, a railroad town, the eonnty capital, and the board of supervisors de clared the proposition duly carried and removed the records in a night from Westville. But Westville and other towns were not satisfied and took the matter to the courts, the claim being that the necessary vote had not been polled, as Westville was nearer to the middle of the county than was Menden hall. A game of battle-door and shut tlecock then began and has just been ended that is for the time being. Whether the matter will again bo re ferred to the people remains to be seen. The supposition is that it will. Men denhall has become a powerful factor in the business affairs of the county, and a great many of the most prominent people of the county are said to bo in favor of getting the court-house perma nently located on the railroad, and de clare that on another vote the proposi tion will carry. The decision of the Supreme Court is to the effect that all acts of the board of supervisors and of the circuit and chancery courts at Mendenhall arc legalized, and thus the county will not be torn asunder, as it might have been otherwise by worrying and litigating over the records, —Cla- rion Ledger. Thomas M. Favre, formerly of this county, but now’ engaged in the mer cantile business at Gulfport, recently lost his home by fire in that city, gives out the announcement that lie has given the contract for another structure, one that will be finer than the first, of which iivs friends will gladly leara. It will pay you to call at the Coast Furniture and Supply Company’s store and inspect their fine line of Hat Racks, Fancy Tables, Roll Top Desks and Fine Suites. No goods in town like ours. Everybody -f-PEACH J^BLOW! We also liaye other good flavored Sodas that will make your mouth water! Call up ’Phone No. 28. tlav M Louis Ice. Liiiit and Bottliii!' Works. v ' w O W. J. Hellbach. E, N. Hellbach. HELLBACH BROS.,k SlfltC * Wareland, Miss. - I Office and Yard; ld? Josephine St., l ' UUttl Orleans, La. k-^i>“Estimates cheerfully furnished. ATTENTION FISH ERM EN! FOR SALE, remarkably cheap, one Trammel Net, over dOO feet long. Ap ply Goo. R. Rea, at Merchants Bank, Bay St, Louis.