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The Official Journal -OF TUE CITY OF BAY ST. LOUIS. Subscription: $1.50 Per Annum. REPORT FROM COMMITTEE SENT TO JACKSON. The Echo herewith prints and endorses the report of the committee sent to Jackson during the week in quest of re stricted communication witn New Or leans for Bay St. Louis and Waveland. The gentlemen composing the commit tee, whose names appear at the end of the report, were headed ’by N. H. Mooday, who acted as spokesman. Mr. Moody’s address to the Governor and Secretary Hunter of the State Board of Health was not only scholarly in its form of presentation, but the logic of the address for such a conces sion sought was so self-appealing to the gentlemen who had granted the committee an audience that we are told the Governor acknowledged that the ar gument was unanswerable. The delegation represented the Com mercial Club and a mass meeting of the citizens of Bay St. Louis and Wave land. The Commercial Club left noth ing undone for restricted communication with the City of New Orleans, and its executive committee is to be compli mented upon taking the initiative in the matter. The report of the committee follows: Bay St. Louis, Miss,, July 27, 1905. To the citizens of Bay St. Louis and Waveland. Gentlemen: We, your committee appointed in mass meeting on the 23rd inst. for the purpose of interviewing the Governor, and the Secretary of the State Board of Health, with the view of having re moved the stringent quarantine re strictions placed on the coast, beg leave to report as follows: The committee left Bay St. Louis Monday morning, arriving in Jackson the same night. On Tuesday morning at 11 o’clock we had a joint conference with the Governor and Dr, John F. Hunter, in the parlor cf the Norvelle Hotel. Your committee explained to these gentlemen the peculiar relation ship between New Orleans and the twin cities of Bay St. Louis and Waveland, showing them that the working people were dependent largely on the summer visitors, and in turn the New Orleans residents were accustomed to have their families in these respective villas, and to go to New Orleans each day and to come out each evening. The committee also stated that in their opinion the said residents did not yisit the infected portion of the city, and asked that they would bo allowed to go and come under the most stringent regulations of the local board of health, namely, of having a doctor’s certificate that they had not been exposed each day to the infected parts of the city. After hearing the statements of your committee, Gov. Vardaman replied that he had made up his mind to enforce the most stringent quarantine regulations against New Orleans, for the time being He also stated that if yellow fever should visit Bay St. Louis and Wave land, even then he would have a rigid quarantine against New Orleans, and further added that it every man, woman or child should ask it, he would not al low a single person to come out of New Orleans until the quarantine was raised. Ho further remarked that, leaving out the loss of life occasioned by an epi demic along our coast, it would cost the State of Mississippi $200,000,000 in de preciation of values in real estate. Tic said that it would be better for the citizens of these towns, for a short time, to be bottled in by a cordon of quaran tine officers, and eat mullet and crabs, and escape the yellow fever than to get all the revenue they could out of the refugees and have one ease of yellow fever. When asked how soon the quarantine would be raised, the Governor replied that he expected to send a medical ex pert immediately to New Orleans to ex amine the fever situation, there and to keep him informed daily as to its spread or cessation, and just as soon as the Marine Hospital Corps, who have things in charge, now publish to the world that the danger of infection is past, and the Mississippi authorities are cognizant of the fact he will give the relief de manded. It might be pertinent to remark that our delegations from Vicksburg, Natchez and Pass Christian, to all of which he gave the same reply as to us. The Governor was very emphatic in his decision, and stated that no amount of argument could move him from his position. He also denounced vehe mently the practice in vogue in the medical profession in concealing cases of yellow fever, saying that a doctor who would do such a thing should be hanged or put in the penitentiary for life. After our conference was finished a telegram was received by Dr. Hunter, signed by the following gentlemen: A. R. Hart, editor Progress; A. S. Weston, M. D.; W. W Stockstill, county super intendent; S. C. AV hitfield, M B. S.; g. J. McArthur, M. B. S.; E. Hoffman, county clerk; J. E. Saucier, sheriff; and A. Griffith, attorney. Asking that action on petition of Board of Health, gpd Commercial Club, be deferred until letter could reach them. Your committee was treated in the most courteous manner by the Governor the State Board of Health, all thinking the better of the other for the I conference, the Governor promising to ! be our guest in the immediate future Prior to the adjournment of the con ference your committee assured the Governor and Dr. Hunter that we would abide by their decision and personally assist a strict enforcement of the quar antine regulations, and asked him to feel at liberty to call on any member of the committee to assist him in the en forcement of said quarantine. It was moved and carried by the com mittee that a copy of our report be sent to the Governor and Dr. Hunter. Respectfully submitted, N. H. Moody, Chairman. B. F. Market. O. M. Bourgeois. Mayor of Waveland. E. E. O’Brien, Mayor Bay St. Louis. T. L. Trawjck, Secretary. The latest advices received from New Orleans up to to-day (Saturday) indi cate that the mosquito fever there is well under control, and an epidemic has been averted by the timely action of the authorities and the- application of the modern methods which science has proven to be efficacious in stamping out the fever before it became general. Dr. Wasdin, of the Federal Department, who was in Bay St. Louis Thursday afternoon, said in The Echo Building he felt confident that it was possible to stamo out the fever within three weeks, and quarantine measures would be re laxed considerably. NEW ORLEANS TO MISSISSIPPI. In regard to the probable continuance of the quarantine at the coast towns by the State of Mississippi the following correspondence between the New Or leans Progressive Union and Governor Vardanian will explain itself: “New Orleans, July 24, 190<i. “Governor Jas. K. Vardaman, Jackson, Miss. “Dear Governor Vardaman —I bog to thank you sincerely for your telegram of the 22d in reply to my message rela tive to communication with coast towns. I beg to again trespass upon your time in order to ask if it would not be possi ble to arrange for restricted communi cation with the towns of Waveland, Bay St. Louis and Pass Christian, on the basis of immunity to yellow fever of the individual. “As you undoubtedly are aware, the majority of New Orleans citizens who make their homes at these three delight ful little resorts, have been at one time or another afflicted with yellow fever. Under the new theory, generally sub scribed to by the medical fraternity, of the transmittal of infection through the medium alone of the mosquito, it would seem impossible for a true immune to carry infection. Hundreds of the best people of this city who for years have been summering at the coast towns, have their families at the points in question and naturally would not be party to anything which might carry danger to their loved ones. “It is because of these conditions that I respectfully ask your consideration, and that also of Dr. Hunter, your State healrh officer, in a proposition which would permit the Louisville and Nash ville railroad to carry to and from the coast towns mentioned such individuals who can produce proper and authorita tive certificates of immunity. “Your consideration and courtesy in this matter would be heartily appre ciated by a large number of our busi ness citizens, who would thus be ena bled to occasionally, at least, visit their families. “It might further be advisable, should the proposition meet with your favor, to stipulate that individuals should not re main over night in the city of New Or leans. “I deeply regret that conditions exist ing here should necessitate an appeal of this character, but I feel positive that your known fairness and your desire to accord us every possible facility com patible with the safety of the people of your State, will give this communica tion the thought I trust it merits. “Thanking you in advance for your courtesy and hoping yourself and Dr. Hunter may evolve some plan of action whereby our inconvenience and discom fort may be somewhat mitigated, I have the honor to subscribe myself, very faithfully yours, H. M. MAYO, “Secretary. “Executive Departement” “Jackson, Miss., July 25, 1905. “Mr. H. M. Mayor, Secretary New Or leans Progressive Union, New Or leans, La. “My dear Sir—Youa esteemed favor ! of the 21th inst. has been received. I regret very much that my sense of pub lic duty forces me to decline to grant your request, but I do not think that it would be prudent to grant your request, and therefore must not do so. Dr. Hun ter and I have discussed this matter thoroughly, and the quarantine on the coast must remain absolute and binding until the people of New Orleans get the situation better in hand. Cordially and sincerely, JAS. K. VARDAMAN.” C 2 A WTO 3rS. X A.. 1 fie-arn the 1118 KlntlYOU HW AlWajS Botgfit i SPECIAL MEETING OF MAYOR AND ALDERMEN. STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, Hancock County, , City of Bay St. Louis. j Pursuant to call a special meeting of the board of mayor and aldermen of the city of Bay St. Louis was held at the city hall on Wednesday, July 2f.th, at 7 o’clock p. m. There were present Hon. E. E. O’Brien, mayor; L. H. Von Goh ren, Jos. L. Favre, R. C. Engman and R. F. O’Brien, aldermen; Rich’d Men des, secretary and acting marshal. The object of the meeting was stated by the mayor to be to consider the quarantine situation. The following resolution was offered by Alderman Favre, seconded bv Alder man Engman, and unanimously adopted: Be it resolved that the action'of the Mississippi State Board of Health in quarantining the City of New Orleans and State of Louisiana be and the same is hereby endorsed and our full support guaranteed to aid in maintaining the same. Be it further resolved that, in order to assist in maintaining said quarantine, guards shall be immediately appointed by the mayor, whose duty it shall be to patrol the avenues of approach to this city and generally aid and co-operate with the State quarantine officers in maintaining the quarantine declared by the State Board of Health and to pre vent the introduction of all persons from the quarantined district. Moved by Alderman Engman and seconded by Alderman O’Brien, that the compensation of the quarantine guards be fixed at the rate of forty-five ($45.00) per month. Carried. There being no further business ap pearing, the board adjourned to meeting in course. Attest: RICH’D MENDES, Sec’y. A NORTHERN VIEW. The New York World of Thursday contained this editorial on the fever situation in New Orleans and expresses a sentiment that is correct and to the point. Yellow fever has for years been degenerating, until now in reality it has become no more virulent and preva lent than typhoid or any other conta gious fevers. The World says: “New Orleans is annoyed rather than disturbed by the presence in the city of a handful of yellow fever cases. The disease is confined to a limited area. Precautionary quarantine rules have been adopted by Alabama, Mississippi and Texas, but business in the Crescent City goes on as usual. “Twenty years ago, or even a few years less than twenty, the presence of yellow fever anywhere along the old lines in the South would have been the signal for a stampede. The remem brance of the terrible epidemic of I*7B, with its death list of 5000 in New Or leans and Memphis alone, was then fresh in mind. Medical research and sanitary progress had afforded no prac tical guarantee against a repetition of that frightful reign of the plague. The public attitude toward the present out break in the Louisiana metropolis is eloquent of the change that has come. “New Orleans had a yellow fever visi tation in 1897, when the disease invaded also Mississippi and Alabama. The fatalities were light in comparison with the numbers in earlier years. Bruns wick, Ga., suffered in 1893. Jackson ville, Fla., was scourged in 1888. Con stantly the fever has grown weaker in attack, while the defense has gained strength. “A curious feature of present pro ceedings is the declaration of a quaran tine by Havana against New Orleans. Of old the Cuban city was an annual hotbed of fever. Its present healthful ness and assurance are the results of the efficient work in sanitation promoted in the half dozen years since the Ame rican occupation.” & iv.’ Louisville & Nashville R. R. Double Daily Train Service Through to — Chicago, New York, Cincinnati, Philadelphia, Louisville, Baltimore, St. louis, W ASHING TCN , BIRMINGHAM, Atlanta, Jacksonville. Elegant Lighted Dining Cars (Service “ala carte - ’.) Elegant Keclining Chair Cars (Seats free.) Larpe Airy Drawing Room o •/ Sleepen? and Ladies Day Coaches, Trains leave Canal Street Sta tion, Now Orleans, at 9:25 a, in. and 8:15 p. m. Citv Ticket Office, 201 St. Charles Street, New Orleans. Ciias. Marshall, Superinten dent New Orleans and Mobile Di vision. A. E. Ladner, City Ticket Agt. | E, C. Rente, City Pas*. Agt. J. K. Row: ely, Div. Pa>s, Agt, C. H. Compton, Traffic Mgr. C. L. Stone, Gen. Pass. Agt. . Louisville, Ky, BAY SAINT LOUIS, MISSISSIPPI, SATURDAY, JULY 29, 1905. SIGNS OF ACTIVITY AT THE STATE CAPITAL. Jackson Clarion Ledger: Work was begun yesterday on the S 100,000 worth of improvements to be made on the Norvelle hotel. It will be pushed with all possible haste, says Mr. Alexander, the proprietor, and it is con fidently expected that at least the two additional stories will be completed and in use by the time the Exposition opens in November and 50,()00 people pass through our gates in the ten days thereof. It is pleasant to contemplate just what Jackson is doing in ths hotel line at this time. No city in the South can produce such an excellent record. Over 300 rooms for the strangers within our gates are being added to our hotel facil ities. The Edwards is buildmg a large addition, four stories in height and with an office that will not be excelled in this section. This is alrready one of the largest hotels in the State, and when, the improvements are completed it will be the largest. The Noryelle will more than double its capacity, having con siderably over 200 guest rooms when completed. A nice brick hotel with 40 or more rooms and several business houses underneath is being erected on Capitol street just west of the A. & V. railroad. This will be more completed and occupied in a few more weeks. Plans have been made and work will soon commence on another in West Jackson that is to have 00 or more guests rooms together with a roomy office, din ing room and other conveniences. So it seems that Jackson has at last deter mined to arrange for the proper care of the multiplied thousands who enter our gates during each year, and a volume that increases fast each succeeding year. More than half a million dollars worth of magnificent buildings are in course of construction or under construction in Capitol street between the old Capitol and depot alone, to say nothing of sev eral hundred thousand being expended along the street further West. The Mer chants Bank building, which in solidity of construction and beauty of architec ture and finish is without an equal in the State and possible -several adjoining States, is nearing completion and at- j tracts the attention and admiration of every visitor. The Jones Kcnnington building, a drawing of which can be seen in their | show windows on State street, will soon begin to rear its head above the sur rounding property and for a mercantile establishment will be the tallest and I handsomest in the State. Work on this building will be pushed harder than ever in a few days when the rubbish of the old church has been removed. Just across the S. J. Johnson is re moving the old buildings from the site where will soon be built the largest mer cantile establishment in the State. With in a short time several dozen workmen will be employed upon this work also. Next door to the Jones-Kennington building will be another new building for use as a mercantile establishment to occupy the site now covered by the small frame residence recently occu pied as a tailoring establishment, vacat ed yesterday to allow its being torn down to make room for the more pre tentious establishment. It is not defi nitely just' how tall this building will be, rumor making it anywhere from two to six stories in height. At any rate, on the three coreers mentioned, fully $250,000 will be spent on buildings with in the next few months. Further down the (street a handsome block of six buildings ranging from three to five stories in height are going up and that is a very fine business section also. The Capital National Bank will have one of the best appointed banking ing houses in the South. This, as well as several other of the buildings in this new block are beginning to assume pro portions and it bids fair to be one of the handsomest in our growing city, and that is saying a great deal. In strict keeping with the activity further up the street, just across from the depot can be seen two fine four story structures going up as fast as men and money can do the work. The Mar tin & Gaddis building, with its beautiful m ——————Ja——l——e— wmmmm 1 ——■■■■m I Pure and Sure, sqa FULL H pound Wm can :] GigmesMi fl flu I I UCi || The materials used in manufacturing I ■ this Baking Powder are guaranteed pare I P and wholesome. Satisfaction guaranteed ■ ■ cr your money back by your dealer. ■ I TAKE NOSUBSTITUTE I I insist on having 8 white front, is almost completed, and will soon be ready for occupancy. The four-story Edwards House addition and intervening office space is up to the sec ond story and going higher day by day. The activity on this street is not an ex -1 ception to the rule in Jackson, but only reflects just what is being done all over the city. While those in other sections may not be so large and expensive, they are in strict accord with the spirit of progress that has invaded the whole i city. j Other improvements of great magni ' tude have been contracted for and will : be under way shortly. The Street and | Railway people will, just as soon as the steel arnves, which has been bought and ; is now en route, begin the work of ex- I tending their lines to several sections of the city not covered at present. These extensions together with the building and [complete installation of a second power house will represent the expendi ture of more than $150,000. After the completion of this work Jackson will have nearly twice the mileage of street railways of any city in Mississippi, which will give an idea of our increas ing importance. The new Deaf and Dumb Institute is about completed at a cost of SI,OOO and is quite an ornament to the Western suburbs as well as a convenient and com modious home for those unfortunate ones who are to be educated by the State within its walls. The Baptist Orphanage is being im proved by the addition of a splendid $20,000 brick annex; a §40,000 Methodist orphanage is being built in the North ern suburbs and many other buildings of less importance, are going up. A rumor gained some circulation a few days ago that one wealthy citizen would eclipse anything in the way of an office building at present in the State by building one on a prominent West Jack - son corner. While this may only have been a rumor and without foundation, tnere is plenty doing in Jackson in the state of reality to encourage our citizens to renewed efforts and the future and a determination to make the coming fall and winter the best from every stand point in the history of the city. While the city is unusually free from filth and dirt, there is still room for im provement, and why not make it the ver itable “spotless town” for Mississippi? Thousands of visitors will be with us between now and the holidays. On Au gust 25th and 2(jth the Confederate re union will bring several thousand peo ple, on September 19th and 20th the [in dustrial rally and meeting of thej,Great er Mississippi Business League will bring a large number; November Bth to will likely see 50,000 people from out of town in the city, and several other par ties of more or less size to say nothing of our normal string of visitors. Would it not be a good idea for every man, wo man and child to cooperate with the health authorities in making everything as bright as a pin and distributing a thousand barrels of lime and several barrels of coal oil where it would do the most good. It might be worth the price for the city to supply these things if the property owners could not be in duced to do so. At any rate make Jack son the cleanest and brightest as well as the most progressive in the State. The prospects for the largest business in the history of the city this fall are excellent and with the work now in pro gress and to be begun within the next few weeks, Jackson will experience the most prosperous period in her history. Due to the nonsensical rigid quaran tine maintained by Mississippi, the Pass Christian Searchlight announces in its issue of today that it will tempo rarily suspend publication. The Search light fails to see Jonesism and Gulf & Ship Island R. R. earmarks in this en tire proceeding resulting in this quar antine embargo. It will be remembered that immediately after it was announced by the “powers that be” at Jackson that the State of Mississippi had quar antined against Louisiana, the city of Gulfport was the first to announce that its doors were wide open, would remain so, and that all who would might come within its borders. But lo and behold! Gulfport had been reckoning without its owner, J. T. Jones, whose railrord rnns only through Mississippi, and to prevent the balance of the State from quarantining against Gulfport and the Gulf & Ship Island Railroad as well from running, Jones and his henchmen at Gulfport set themselves in telegraphic communication with Jackson, inter cepted the mission of the various dele gations from the coast who were on their way to the capital in quest of the day light open door pommunication with New Orleans, and made the citizens ol Gulfport say, “We takq it all hack!” POPLARVILLE High School and BUSINESS COLLEGE. Thorough courses in Literary Branches, Music, Elocution, Book - keeping, Shorthand Telegraphy, Type writing, etc. Steam heat, Electric Lights, Water works, Hot and Cold Baths. Fourteenth session begins September 5, 1905. W, I. THAMES, Poplarville, Mississippi. - ■ - - (• FOR 1905 •B I The Atlanta Constitution I TTfce Greatest American Weekly Newspaper, I ONE. 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