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TMU FAFU IS The Official Journal CTTT OP BAT ST. LOUIS. Subscription: $1.50 Per Annum. PEOPLE’S BUILDING AND LOAN ASSOCIATION OF Bay St. Louis Enjoying an Unprece dented Success —Its Resources Are Such Now as to Enable a Wider Scope of Operation - Prepared to Handle All the Business That May Come Its Way. A regular monthly meeting of the Peo ple’s Building and Loan Association of Bay St. Louis was held at its office on Monday evening, with President Rich ard Mendes in the chair, and Secretary J. A. Breath at the desk. Treasurer Jno. Osoinach showed by report the splendid financial condition of the association, j which is now over fifteen years in active i operation, and from the records it is shown to enjoy more business today than j at any one time in its history; there are I more stockholders than eyerand the out look for future business is indeed pre mising. Owing to its heretofore somewhat lim ited scope of operation the association has frequently been unable to entertain the business preferred it by the people of Bay at. Louis and vicinity who have al ways had and who still maintain the ut most confidence in this well-known finan cial institution, but now, since business has increased to such active and consid erable proportions, the resources are such that prospective borrowers will not be “turned down” as was too frequently the case in the past, but on the contrary the association is out for new and more business,which is simply and shows as a matter of mere fact that it is keeping up with progressive Bay St. Louis. The wise husband and father wishing to pro vide his family with a home, or any other applicant for funds, with the proper se curity to offer, will henceforth find the People’s Building and Loan Association ever ready and anxious to accommodate and in the shortest time possible. No waits, no delays, no expensive prelimi naries. The money is given the borrow er at once in a lump and he or she, who ever it may be, pays back the amount in monthly installments (same as a rent due) during a long period of from nine to ten years. However, should the bor rower be able and wished to pay earlier, this will be acceptable to the association at any time. As an investment the shareholders can scarcely find anything more safe and profitable, a net dividend of 8 per cent, jieing declared tbe year ending last March. It is pot surprising then to Jeam that there are owners of this stock psiding outside of the city and county, with the number increasing. With business flourishing and the out look exceptionally bright, Monday even ing’s meeting was the occasion of many expressions of gratification by the di rectors present who indulged in the fond hope that the association will grow to extend its field of usefulness along the entire Mississippi Gulf Coast. Examinations For Nayal Cadetships. The United States Civil Service Com mission announces an examination, May * n 18 and in, at the Customhouse, New x '\~ . ’"‘"Wn in the United Orleans, for caatco... r States revenue service. Candidates j pust be between ip *nd Cm of age and not less than 5 feet 3 inches in height. After three years of successful sfudy cadets arc passed to the grade of third lieutenants at a salary of SI4OO per annum, Examinations wil} also bp held at Baton Rouge and Shreveport on the same date, and candidates should at once apply either the Secretary of the Board of Examiners at the places named or to the United Stales Civil Sendee Commission at Washington, D, C, WILL L. & N. BE MERGED? Wall street seeiftS to be paying a goCd deal of attention to L. & N. affairs these days. The Wall Street Journal, admit tedly a financial authority and not in- ( frequently inspired, makes the assertion positively that the L- & N. will be “merged” into tho Atlantic Coast Line. The Jouma does not attempt to state the terms of the deal, but declares that tYp arrangement will come about very 80uii. Tnere is no official resident in the Crescent City that is able to talk such matters over with newspapermen, and, indeed, it is a question if even headquarters in Louisville contains, with the exception of Milton H. Smith, a sin- who would be qualified to rv-fc,-7mt information. Even President bight not know. Once the L. & vas sold, or rather a majority of its wiged hands, and so exalted a *ps J- Plerpont Morgan, rank ■ Belmont, chairman of the lectors, admitted that the knew of the transfer of was w'hen I read the morning papers”. That was when Mr. Morgan owned the L. & N. Morgan bought back the control of the L. & N. from Gates and forthwith put the stock be yond such delicate contingencies for all time. It was an expensive experiment for Morgan. Ever since that memora ble episode the L. & N. stock has been held by the Atlantic Coast Line in trust, and now r the rumor is that the latter company will absorb or merge the Old Reliable, and the “two shall be one”.* The L. & N. is a cracking good prop erty. It has three deep water terminals, pensacola, Mobile and New Orleans, t Bfce Sea (feast Me. Pensacola has received the greatest at tention from the managers of the L. & N., Mobile a scattering patronage and New Orleans least of all, proportionately. The trend of events seem, however, to indicate that whether they like it or not, ultimately the port of New Orleans will be the first in order of transportation recognition. The L. &N. management maybe a trifle slow', but it is eminent in sagacity. Milton H, Smith is a great leader of great transportation interests, even if he has no use for reporters, and has few equals throughout the country. He is surrounded by a corps of assist ants that have no superiors and few equals in their respective department, and the remarkable thing about the L. & N. roster of executive officers is that they are all practically young men. Mapothcr, Dickenson, Evans, Compton, Goodwyn and Stone are nervy, progres sive men of transportation affairs. The L. & N. superintendents are district managers of exceptional capacity, and the leading one of all these, lying close to the affections of the people of New Orleans, is Charles Marshall, the divi sion superintendent. New Orleans Item. SHOOTING AT JACKSON. Dr. W. E. Todd, county physician of Hinds, was shot and seriously wounded, at Jackson, Tuesday afternoon, at 5 o’clock, by W. A. Kolb, proprietor of a store in Pearl street. Dr. Todd made out an affidavit that morning against Kolb for selling whisky, and when his place of business was searched no evi dence against him was found. Dr. Todd in the afternoon went to Kolb’s place of business from his drug store, a few doors away, with a shotgun. There were a number of persons in the store at the time, and all of them say that Dr. Todd flourished his gun around, hitting two of the crowd with the barrel, saying that he intended to clean out the place. Kolb, who was behind the counter, grabbed his pistol and started out the rear door, and Dr. Todd followed. The others scampered out of the store. Kolb ran to a back gate and there stopped. As Dr. Todd came up he leaned his pistol on the gate and fired one shot, the ball entering Dr. Todd’s breast, going through the upper part of the right lung and coming out of the back- Kolb surrendered to the police and is now in jail. Dr. Todd was taken to his home, in Capitol street, where a physician pronounced his wound seri ous, but not necessarily fatal. IJr. Todd is alleged to 'nave oeen drinking at the time of the shooting. Only one shot was fired and that one by Kolb. Dr. Todd says Kolb’s place has been too often frequented by his son and was the cause of his ruin. GULFPORT WANTS A CEMETERY. “Gulfport is the only city in the world that has no graveyard or anything that looks like a graveyard,” says the Gulf port News. “People here die some times, from old age if from no other cause, and have to bo taken away from home to be put under the sod. If there is any decoration of graves our citizens must go elsewhere to do the act. The May flowers must be gently laid upon me graves Gf th-T friCUdi and beloved ones buried in some other town, If the GulSport qow breaks into a graveyard and consumes Gulfport flowers she will have to go to Mississippi City, Hands boro or Pass Christian, If there is a pressing need for the left hind foot of a graveyard rabbit, we must go elsewhere to obtain it. Why this is thus has not been fully explained, but the fact thftt we have no cemetery naturally causes strangers to ask questions concerning the reason. \Ve b a ve seven thoqsand living people, and of course occasionally someone dies when the body is hustled off to som.e other place for burial, Our children are growing up and soon will arrive at the age of maturity without ever seeing a graveyard ghost, and when they read of such things in the dime novels they will naturally feel an incli nation t* travel, so as to see something thing of the world and to convince their minds from actual observation that graveyard ghosts live 3fjd have their being" and that the graveyard is its only habitation,” TRUCKERS AT PONCHATOULA, LA. From The Ponchatoula (La.) Hu morer, a weekly newspaper, we leam the growers there have been exception ally successful this year. The truckers association shipped between April 10 to the 17th 25 cars of strawberries and vegetables. The “Rumorer” says: “These contained 15,000 crates of straw berries, 1,100 packages of lettuce, 200 of radishes, 35 of carrots, ;K) of green on ions, 15 of cucumbers, 10 of parsley, 3 of kohlrabi and one of mint. During the same time about 5,000 packages went out by express, mostly in iced cars, which the American Express Company provides. Mr. Abbott, in charge of the iced express cars, and Frank Rehorst, the resident agent of both the express company and the railroad company, to gether with their assistants, are very courteous and painstaking. O-A-SSUOU-SA.. 8.T5 th, /) Kind Ya-j Hive Always BwgM STATE SUPREME COURT DECISIONS RENDERED. Decisions That Were Handed Down Honda y—State Revenue Agent Wirt Adams Ten-Dollar-a-Mile Back Tax Suit—Hancock County Board of Su pervisors Lose Important Suit in the the flatter of Back Taxes. The Insurance Company of North America vs. T. D. Hall; motion to com plete record sustained; motion to throw out stenographer’s notes denied. Isabella Pearson vs, C. A. French; suggestion of error overruled. M. Rosenbaum vs. Meridian Light and Electric Railroad Cos.; affirmed. George Loyd vs. State, murder, Clai borne county; affirmed, State vs. N. B. Thompson; dismissed. State vs. John Willingham, et al., Webster county; dismissed, Hancock county vs. J. W. Simmons; affirmed. By Justice Cox— W. R. Brown vs. British American Mortgage Company, Amite county; suggestion of error overruled. Ephram Hood vs. State, Leflore county; affirmed. Frank Turberville vs. State, Pike county; affirmed. Gulf & Ship Island and Yazoo <fc Mis sissippi Valley Railroad Companies vs, Wirt Adams, state revenue agent, suit for back taxes of ten dollars per mile; reversed and judgment here. By Chief Justice Whitfield — Alabama and Vicksburg Railroad vs. Ann Doran, Warren county; affirmed. Alabama and Vicksburg Railroad vs. Howis Bros., Scott county; affirmed. Gregory Frank vs. Colonial and U. S. Mortgage Company, Bolivar county; affirmed. * ♦ ♦ Revenue Agent Loses Suit. Among the cases decided by the court there was none of greater interest or im portance than those of the Yazoo & Mississippi Valley and the Gulf & Ship Island Railroads vs. Wirt Adams, state revenue agent. As briefly stated above, the revenue agent was suing the roads mentioned for back taxes of ten dollars per mile. These taxes were for the years 1898 to 1903, inclusive, and meant about $45,000 to the State and the reve nue agent in the event they bad won. These two roads claimed exemption from taxation because of their charter pro visions, and under a special act of the legislature the railroad commission was empowered to assess roads claiming such charter exemptions ten dollars per mile privilege. But the court holds that the commission can not go back wards. The assessment for those years were made and passed upon and the taxes for those years had been collected. The commission had made the back as sessment just the same, and th e circuit court of lliqb 3 county had endorsed that action, whereupon the case was ap pealed. The supreme court holds that the railroad commission is an inferior court and that its mistakes are to be corrected through the writ of certiorari just as are the mistakes of other inferior courts. The main Cf T.tention was that tllC railroad commission has no right or authority to "O hmd£. Tne railroads mentioned 1 had not been classified as first, second and third class at the proper time, but they have been classified since at the instigation of the revenue agent. It was important tc know about that re classification —if the power to re-clas sify was not found in Section fi6 of the Acts ot 18518—it not pe found at all. It must be exercised by August of each year, or not $t all for that year. Chap ter 34 of the Acts of the revenue agepts to back-tax, and in vests tl}e railroad commission with the authority to make the psscgsipepfe, but it mqst be dqne at the stipulated rime. The right of the revenue agent was not denied, but the right of the commission to assess backwards was, The court could not adopt as sound law the con tention that the commission had the right to back assess, as have the boards of supervisors. The law refers only to ad valorem taxes, while the tax sought here to be collected is a privilege tax. The roads contend that they paid tpe taxes that were assessed against them, and that is not denied. To assess and collect taxes again would be double tax ation, and taxation at SJO per mile is net uniform or just, as all taxation must be. The power to classify was exercised by the commission, and nothing had beep said about any exemption, which meant that the railroads were not liable. The verdict of the lower court was reversed and the case declared at an end. Atten tion is called to the fact, however, than the court did not pass on the right of the commission to assess the roads men tioned for future taxes, and that is yet to be determined. In the case of Rosenbaum vs. The Meridian Light k Electric Railway Company the court held that there was plenty of room in the street for a switch, and that Mr. Rosenbaum had no cause for complaint. The railroad had placed a switch in front of Rosenbaum’s prop erty, and he enjoined the Company on the ground that there would not be room and that said switch would be a nuisance. A single track was already in operation, and after the switch was put in there would be ten feet between BAY SAINT LOUIS, MISSISSIPPI, SATUBDAY, MAY 6, 1906. the track and the curb, which seemed to be sufficient. The case of the State vs. N. B. Thompson, who was charged with re tailing and which came to the Supreme Court on the district attorneys appeal from the decision of the lower court in sustaining a motion. The Supreme Court says the case was not one which warranted an appeal by the State, and dismissed it. From Hancock County. Another important case was that of the Board of Supervisors of Hancock County vs. J. W. Simmons. Simmons had laid out the town of Picayune, and had had a number of vacant lots which the supervisors assessed at $lO and sls each—all they were worth at that time —as the town was next to nothing. In 1901 the supervisors raised the assess ment on these lots to hundreds of dol lars each for the reason that the town had grown to be of some importance, and it considered the vacant lots largely increased in value. But 1904 was not the year for land assessments. Lands were assessable every fourth year only, and the board had no right to change or increase them during the interim. Hon. W. S. Vardanian, the energetic and popular mayor of the hustling city of Greenwood, Miss., while exceedingly fond of a joke, when it’s on the other fellow, can appreciate a good one even at his own expense. He recently re counted with considerable relish an ex perience which he met with during a cold day last February. He was over seeing a piece of work which was being done for the city and was greatly as sisted in the proper construction of the work by a contractor of Hibernian ex traction who was erecting a building in the neighborhood. As the day was ex ceedingly cold, the son of Erin left the work periodically to “war r-rum” him self internally, as well as externally. Either this warming process or the cold weather had colored his nose a deep, rich red, and Mayor Vardaman, evi dently ignorant of the fact that he might as well attempt to twist the tail of Fred Opper’s Maud as to measure wit with an Irishman, asked him: “How much did it cost you to paint your nose that roseate color ?” “Thot nose is pot painted, me bye,” replied the descendant of Brian Boru. “ ’Tis merely glowin’ wit’ pride thot it niver pokes Itself into other pa-a-ples’ business.” —Biloxi Review, “If the home merchants, B says the Laurel Ledger, Owere as liberal adver tisers as the big mail order houses who have found opt from experience that ad vertising pays they would not be cussing people lor patronizing them. A glance at the magazines and catalogues issued by these houses show why people buy from them, .They do what the merchant kicking tpc most never does—advertise liberally. While we hate to see them get the business, we have to take off our hats 1 to them, They have the correct idea of how to get the raazuma.” Getting Immigrants. The New Orleans Progressive Union has taken steps to secure for Hpuisiana and Mississippi a large part of the swelling tide of immigration to the United States, and, in conjunction with the railroads i endeavoring to af ford planters facilities for reaching laborers with the least delay and trou ble. It is said that the JlJii\c4s Central Railroad nas offered to advance the cost of building the New Orleans immigra tion station. TO REMOVE FRECKLES AND PIMPLES IN 10 DAYS, USE .„satinola The Complexion Beautifier. is anew anteed, and money refunded it it fails 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. Miss Alace Lirette writes:—Thibo deau*, I*a., Qct. 15, ’O4. “For four years my face was completely covered with freckles and pimples. Ail reme dies failed, until I used two packages of Satinola, which completely removed the freckles and pimples. My complexion is now perfect, and hope every lady hav ing freckles or pimples will try Sati nola.” Price 50c and SI.OO, by leading druggists, or mail. NATIONAL TOILET to., Paris, Tenn. Sold in Bay St. Louis by GARDE LED’S DRUG STORE, and all lead ing druggists, OYSTER BOUNDARY CASE ARGUMENT EXPENSIVE Cue Will Be Heard Before Supreme Court October 10th—Costs Must Be Borne by Louisiana—Amount Aside From Attorneys’ Fees Foots Up to s6,soo—Technical Point. The oyster boundary case, in which the States of Louisiana and Mississippi are ihe contending litigants, has been fixed for argument in the United States Supreme Court at Washington for Oct. 10 of this year. Notice to this effect ! has been sent to John Diamond, one of the attorneys for Louisiana. The costs of these suits, which by agreement are borne by Louisiana, al ready amounts to $6500. Mr. Dymond said that Gov. Blanchard would be ap prised of this and that he would be asked to make some arrangements with the fiscal agents of the State to advance this amount, trusting to the legislature to make the sum good by appropriating the sum at its next session. There was some technical point raised by Mississippi in regard to the payment o i the costs, the State claiming that Louisiana, under the jurisprudence of the United States Supreme Court in such cases, would have to pay the entire costs. The attorneys for Louisiana did not admit this as a legal proposition, but in order to facilitate matters and not go before the Washington court with a separate issue as to who was to pay the cost of the proceedings, they agreed to have this State stand the entire expense and then push the case to a speedy ter mination, which would not hare been possible, had there been any issue in regard to the payment of the costs. The printing of the voluminous record by the Washington government printer cost $3500. The copying of it, for which the court allows separate charges to be made, amounts to an additional sum of $2500. Another SSOO was expended for incidentals. This, of course, does not include tne fees of the attorneys who have worked for many months on the case. When the case la argued next October, Attorney General Walter Guion, John Dyraond, Jr., and Col. F. C. Zacharie will appear for Louisiana. For Mississippi there will appear At torney General William ‘Williams, As sistant Attorney General Hannis Taylor and Hon. Monroe McClurg, NEW BUlliuNQ FOR GULFPORT. The Gulfport News says: A. E. Jor dan, one of our wealthy real estate deal ers, has fully decided upon the plans and specifications of a two-story brick building to be erected on his lot on the corner of Twenty-fifth avenue and Four teenth street, and Monday at 2 o’clock the bids for the erection of the building were opened at Mr. Jordan’s office. The lowest bid made was by the firm of G. H. Dabbs & Cos., of Meridian, tho hid being $15,337; the other bids were a few hun dred dollars above this. The contractors propose to break dirt within the next week and will likely complete the structure by the first of October. It is a well-known firm and has a wide and favorable reputation throughout the State, having done con siderable work in that line. The building will be two stories, 50x 100 feet, two large rooms on the first floor and nineteen offices on the second floor, all of which have been spoken for. The building will be constructed of the beat brick, in a model style, and the workmanship will be the best. More Trained Nurses Wanted. Citizens of Louisiana and Mississippi will be interested to know that the Charity Hospital at New Orleans has decided to increase its staff of trained nurses to seventy-five or more, the present available number averaging 45. This institution draws many of its most capable women from the interior dis tricts of Louisiana and Mississippi, and the increase decided upon will open the door to many others who heretofore have been barrel by the old limit. The Two nillion Dollars holmes Deal. One of the most important commer cial events in the South occurred May 1, when $2,000,000 cash were formally transferred by the Hibernia Bank and Trust Cos., acting as fiscal agent to the new D. H. Holmes Cos., Ltd. Some weeks ago the announcement of this big aeal, which ranks New Orleans with New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, Paris and London as a department store cen ter, was made. The proximity of the Panama Canal was a leading factor in the deal, WE GUARANTEE to sell you Furni ture as cheap as you oouW buy it in New Orleans The Coast Furniture and Supply C). Inc. i • Bay St. Louis, Miss. OABTORIA.. the yJ Tha Kind Ydu Haw Always Boogtt A Fight For High License. New Orleans is making a stirring fight for high license of saloons, and it is pos sible that the city council will accede to the demand. The public school children and teachers, as well as civic bodies in general, are taking part in the move ment. Official Route of the U. C. V. Union. It is announced that the Louisville & Nashyille Railroad has been selected as the official route of the Louisiana Divi sion to the U. C. V. at Louisville, June 14, 15 and !♦. The Texas division will also take that route. 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