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CITY ECHOES. 71
Send The Echo your orders for print ing—large or small. For Carpenter’s Tools, see Bay’s Mer cantile Co.’s Opera House Store. New line of Embroidery and Laces at the Bay’s Mercantile Opera House Store. Mrs. F. Shaub, of Biloxi, visited her son Henry at St. Stanislaus College Monday. Mr. L. Me White was on Monday ap pointed postmaster of the office at Dill yille, this county. Genuine Guyots Suspenders 39c each at Bay’s Mercantile Co.’s Opera House Store next week. Mr. and Mrs. G. R. Rea entertained on Sunday last their friends, Mr. H. M. Elliott and bride, of New Orlsans. Mr. L. B. Capdepon, candidate for county treasurer, left Wednesday morn ing on a business tour of the county. Mrs. J. L. Bow'den and daughter Cecil, after a delightful visit to their relatives, Mr. and Mrs. H. D. Blake rmre, left this week for their home at Martin, Tenn. New line of Ladies’ and Gents Patent Leather (Low Cut Shoes, $2.00, $2.50, $3.00, $3.50, $4 00 and $5.00. Bay’s Mer cantile Opera House Store. Miss Pauline Perkins, of West Point, Miss., and Mr. John C. Stockstill, of this county, were married Monday in this city by Rev. O. G. Halliburton, of the Main Street Methodist Church. Opera House, Thursday night, April 18th, performance by Japanese troupe. Parquet: Rows A, B and C, 50c; D to M, 35c; Nto W, 25c. Gallery, Ato E > 35c; Pto W, 25c. Seats on sale now. Mrs. L. Ray Burns, accompanied by her friend, Mrs. Bouslog, of Pass Chris tian, were visitors to New Orleans Mon day. Mr. and Mrs. Burns recently pur chased from Felix Fayard the splendid building site opposite Firemen’s Hail and intend to be domiciled in their new home about mid-summer. Mr. W. M. Fitzgerald, one of The Echo’s friends and patrons residing at Carriere, has returned to his home, after a stay of several days at the county seat, attending court. At the April meeting of the Board of Supervisors Mr. Fitzgerald was appointed overseer of East Habolochitto Road, from Pine Grove to the corporation line of Carriere. That summer dwellings are renting unusually early and at better figures in Bay St. Louis this year, there is no doubt. The three villas, owned by Mrs. U. Gragnon, have been leased, as fol lows: “Belle Vue,” J. P. Florio, of New Orleans; “Avondale,” J. S. O’- Rourke, of Biloxi; V'Nellie’s Villa,” Mrs. M. B. Forest and her sister, Mrs. Geo. Ehrhart, of New Orleans. Miss J. H. Hallibaugh, of Colorado Springs, Col., spending a few weeks in Bay St. Louis, representing the Trades Extravaganza entertainment, was called home Monday afternoon by a message, announcing the sad news of the death of her only sister, who leaves two small children. This excellent lady, who made many friends while here, has the sympathy of all whose privilege it was to meet and know her best. Her friend and co-worker, Mrs. MeElroy, left for Colorado Springs Wednesday. Mrs. W. C. Penney, former resident of this city and mother of our towns man, Steven M. Penney, died at her h>me in New Orleans Tuesday morn ing, aged 60 years, a native of that city. Mrs. Penney had been ailing for quite a while, and her death was not unex pected by her relatives. The Penney family has been exceptionally unfortu , nate within the past year, and our young friend, Steve Penney, has the sympathy of the entire community. First, the death of his only sister, Mrs. Weston, the result of a runaway accident in New Orleans, then the loss of his wife, Mrs. Gertrude Cowand Penney, following closely, and now the demise of his mother. Big lot of Men’s Fine Caps just re ceived at Bay’s Mercantile Co.’s Opera House Store. Mr. and Mrs. G. Y. Blaizfe on Sunday afternoon at their home, in Bookter avenue, entertained their family and a few close friends at the christening cele bration of their infant son, Louis Jo seph. The ceremony was performed at the Church of Our Lady of the Gulf, Rev. Father Husser officiating, with Mr. L. N. C. Spotomo and Mrs. Ma thilde Spotorno as sponsors. Among the guests from out of town were the Misses E. and N. Warner, of New Or- J leans; Mr. Lazarus Olivari, of Gulfport; Mr. Erasmus J. Olivari, of West Pasca goula; Mr. and Mrs. R. N. Blaize, of Pass Christian, Miss. The performance of “The Little De tective” at the Opera House lastSat’day night by Miss Dorrit Ashton and her all-round excellent company, was well received, and Miss Ashton has won by reason of her artistic and finished work a popular spot in the hearts of local theatre-goers. Her early return is an xiously expected and for the people of Bay Str Louis The Echo can vouch a full house and appreciative audience. In her performance of “The Little De tective” Miss Ashton well shows and to advantage her versatility, faithfully por traying six distinctly different charac ters. Her character work, particularly as the intoxicated young man, could not have been improved upon. (PETER HELLWEGE, President. EUGENE H. ROBERTS, Vice President. JOSEPH P. CAZENEUVE, Cashier. PETER TUDURY, Assistant Cashier. Hancock County Bank, BANKING IN ALL ITS BRANCHES. NO ACCOUNT TOO SMALL FOR US. DEATH OF MRS. JOSEPH PERROMHL Estimable Wirelial Lady Was a Sister of So per risor L S. Beargeois and Ex-Mayor Bour geois—Had Long Been 111. The death of Mrs. Joseph Perronne (nee Louise Bourgeois), which occurred Friday at 7 P M., is deeply felt by her many friends and relatives. Though sick since October, her death was sud den. Daring her long illness she was always cheerful, bearing her sufferings with Christian meekness. All that a devoted husband and rela tives and friends could do was done to alleviate her pain. She leaves, besides her devoted hus band, three sons and two daughters and three grand-children, her broth ers, Jos, Bourgeois, Camille Bourgeois, I Louis S. Bourgeois, Olus M. Bourgeois, ex-mayor of Waveland, and F. A. Bour geois, mayor of Slidell,. La., and one sister, Miss Arsene Bourgeois. 1 Mrs. Perronne was 50 years of age, a native of Hancock County. Her funeral, which was largely attended, took place Saturday afternoon from her late resi dence, in St. Joseph street. The caskec was borne into the Church of Our Lady of the Gulf, where Rev. Father Prendergast pronounced the I blessing and prayers for the dead, after which the interment took place in Cedar Rest. May her soiil rest in peace ! JAPANESE AT OPERA HOUSE, THURSDAY. There will be a remarkable and inter esting performance on Thursday night next at the Osoinach Opera House, when A. Icyda, a Japanese gentleman, ac companied by his family, will present a most unique entertainment, including moving pictures. Here is what the pul pit andpress says: Rey. J, R. Woodcock, D. D., Aurora, Neb: “His speech was a marvel of pow er, simplicity and inspiration, and be fore the last word of the wonderful dis course had fairly cease to echo, I found myself saying to myself, “It is a pity, that every man, woman and child in this town could not have heard this won derful speech.” Herald, Betavia, Ills: “Sufficiently wonderful to excite the marvel of the world. The audience simply sat breath less as wonder followed wonder. His motion pictures are genuine. If he should stay another night, he would draw the whole town, and no building would be large enough in town to hold his crowd.” Record, Bloomington, Ills; “Hismov ing pictures are not limited to amuse ment, but are a potent aid in the dis semination of knowledge. Really, every body in town ought to go and see the latest marvel of science. There is no war special who with pen or pencil can present the circumstance of war so real istically as these genuine moving pic tures of Mr. A. Icyda’s, and his wonder ful pictures are to be appreciated. Bay St. Louis Skating Rink has a new advertisement in this issue of The Echo. Seethe annual? imt of pro grammes for next wctl'. The forthcoming marriage of Miss Mollie Blanchard, the “Dixie Girl”, is announced to take place Mon day at New Orleans, to Mr. McLeod, prominent business man of Baton Rouge, La. Miss Blanchard is no stranger here, frequently visiting Bay St. Louis friends, guest of Miss Gex. Rev. Father J. M. Prendergast and j Rev. Father E. Husser, D. D., pastors of the Church of Our Lady of the Gulf, left Wednesday for Natchez, Miss., where they have entered annual retreat, and will be home on the 17th inst. There will be only one mass, at seven o’clock tomorrow morning, at the local church, by Rev. Guay, of Pass Chris tian. “Greenwood Dairy” farm, owned by .Miss Elise Patenotte, was sold this week for the cash consideration of $2,150 to C. Backstrom, of New Orleans, who, with his son, will continue the business. Miss Patenotte has conducted the busi ness successfully for a number of years and a continuance of the good will and patronage so liberally accorded her ef forts is solicited. I t H what he want's right awa> by calling him tc the ‘phone I” is an expres sion often heard in business circles. What do you suppose is thought of you when it is found that you can’t be reached by a modern meth od. A few dollars a year would place a Telephone at your disposal and the service offered by the Cumberland Telephone qnd Telegraph Cos., is unsurpassed. Call central for particulars. R. L. GENIN, Mgr. BUCK—HIST. “Though fools ssam Hymen's gentle powers. We who Improve his golden hoars. By sweet experience know That marriage, right understood, Gives to the tender and the good A paradise below.” A quiet, but interesting redding took place yesterday at high noon, and one that came as a pleasant surprise to the many friends of the young cou ple, when Justice J. A. Breath wedded Mr. Ed. M. Black, of New Orleans, to Miss Marie Kirst, of Bay St. Louis. The bride, who looked beautiful, attired in a street costume, with hat and gloves to match, was attended by her lovely sister, Miss Olivia Kirst, while the best man was Mr. H. A. Bishop. The other attendants were Mr. W. A. Dill and Mrs. John B. Feldmann, relatives of the contracting parties. At the conclusion of the ceremony the bridal party and invited guests repaired to the home of the bride’s mother, Mrs. S. Kirst, where the wedding dinner was served, followed by an informal recep tion. Later in the afternoon Mr. and Mrs. Black left for New Orleans, where they will reside in the future. The bride is the second daughter of Mrs. Widow S. Kirst, a girl of a most lovable disposition and whose sunshiny presence and cheery frame of mind has endeared her to all who know her. She is a young lady of many graces of mind and person, who is capable of filling the home she will adorn with happiness, and prove to be truly a helpmate and companion to the husband she has cho sen to honor with her hand. The groom is one of the best known young gentlemen in New Orleans, both in social and business circles, and is a member of a well-known business firm in the wholesale business district. He is considered one of the substantial and coming young men of the big city, who will make his mark as a worthy son of well-known and honorable parents. The congratulations on the happy event are numerous, and The Echo is greatly pleased on this occasion to add its hearty good wishes to those being so freely extended. UPHAM BOUSLOG. On Wednesday evening, at “Elm wood”, the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. John H. Bouslog, Mr. Harry Judson Upham, of Springfield, Mo., and Miss Mary Faith Bouslog, of Bay St. Louis, were united in marriage, Rev. O. G. Halliburton, pastor of the Main Street Methodist Church, con ducting the ceremony. His remarks were happy, fitting and appropriate to the occasion. The bride, possessed of many personal charms, was a rare picture of loveliness, attired in white silk trimmed with real lace, and carried a shower bouquet of lilies of the valley. She was attended by her sister, Miss Helen Bouslog, who also carried a bouquet of lilies of the valley and was gowned in white. The groom was attired in full evening dress. The handsome mansion home of ante bellum days was lavishly decorated, the scheme carried out being that of a “magnolia wedding”; on every side was visible in graceful clusters and entwined around chandeliers Mississippi State flowers. Miss Olive Bouslog, the bride’s cousin, played Mendelssohn’s wedding march, as the bridal couple went forth to pronounce their marital vows. The bride, formerly of Springfield, Mo., is no stranger here. Although a resident of this city for a comparatively short time, she has won many friends, and those who know her best love her best, and the one regret, while there is much joy at the happy marriage she has contracted, is that she will make her home in other climes. Mr. Upham is a well-known young business man of Springfield, Mo., where he and his bride will reside. The Echo felicitates the happy young couple on this auspicious event. The best Paint on Earth —NOXALL. For sale at the Bay’s Mercantile Co.’s Opera House Score. Hon. H. S. Weston and Hon. Louis S. Bourgeois have been appointed as a committee, in answer to a petition to the Board of Supervisors asking for a road from Waveland to Clermont City, south along the right of way of the L. & N. tracks, to inspect the proposed route and to report as to its practica bility to the board at its May meeting. There is considerable traffic between the progressive communities of Cler mont City and Waveland, and such a road, which would also connect Bay St. Louis, would prove of inestimable value and convenience, and we have no doubt the committee will report favorably. LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT. S^ATEMEI^ SHOWING THE CONDITION OF THE flerchants Bank, of Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, On March 29, 1907. Published by direction of Chapter 14 of Missis sippi Code of 1906. • RESOURCES. Loans and discounts on personal en dorsements, real estate, or collateral securities $124,231 30 Overdrafts secured and unsecured— 3,86177 Banking house 10,261 17 Furniture and fixtures, .'. 2227 57 Expenses 3,540 69 Taxes 405 03 Might exenange ; 27,468 Cj Cash on hand...., 6,998 19 Total 1179,013 80 LIABILITIES. Capital paid in $ 20,000 00 Surplus 4,800 C) Undivided profits. 4,313 2t Individual deposits, subject to check.. 77,633 09 Time certificates of deposit 49,367 60 Bills payab1e........ 23,00 00 Total $179,013 80 I, Geo. R. Rea; cashier of the Merchants Bank of Bay St. Jamls, Miss., do hereby certify that the foregoing is a true, fuU and exact statement of the assets and liabilities of said bank on the day and date named therein, as shown by the books of same. Geo. R. Rea, Cashier. Sworn to and subscribed before me, a Justice of the peace, in and for the county of Hancock, Mississippi, this, the 10th day of April, 1907. J. A. Breath, J. P. Examined and found correct. T. M. Hemet, Auditor. This 11th day of April, 1907, LETTEIS FKOM THE PEOPL£ TO THE PRESS. A Card Fraai the Kkf’i DaagMer. Editor Sea Coast Echo:— The ladies composing the organization which the editor of The Gulf Coast Progress so rudely assailed in his paper of April 6th, feel called upon to answer, ip not to resent, some statements he has made. Every credential necessary was placed in their hands by the ladies from Colo rado Springs, who have given the enter tainment in other towns besides this. A contract was drawn up and placed at the head of the subscription list signed by our business men, who cer tainly knew what they were doing. The ladies composing the Circle of the King’s Daughters, as the editor states, are “among the prominent peo ple of Bay St. Louis” and patronize liberally the merchants and business men who signed the subscription, and they acted in good faith throughout. Their conjoint opinion is that the mer chants will not lose, but gain, by the courtesy extended them. The Colorado ladies rented a house while here, paid expenses of every kind (including their own), as well as S2O for the Opera House, and all inci dental expenses in giving the entertain ment (and which money was put back into “the legitimate channels of local business”), drilled the children, and did their best to make the affair a success. If no more was made by the King’s Daughters, perhaps it was owing to the ceaseless activity of the editor’s tongue prior to the entertainment. The members of this organization may be easily duped and haye “child like innocence”, as the editor asserts, but not one among us but has more business sense than to have written such an editorial, and expect it to redound either to their credit or profit. (Signed) The King’s Daughters. “A Sympathy For One That Employed. ” Editor of The Sea Coast Echo:— The writer has been amazed at read ing the current issue of the Gulf Coast Progress containing the editorial opinion of the late exhibition, given under the auspices of the local circle of “King’s Daughters”, and known as an Adver tising Carnival, or Trades’ Extrava ganza . Shades of Chivalry! What a tissue of attack it includes upon the integrity of the sojourning ladies from Colorado, as well as upon the good sense and sound judgment of the leading ladies, wives, mothers, sisters, of so many of the best citizenry of this town which supports The Progress- in this instance, a much misnamed journal; for its evident prog ress is entirety down grade. What a blunder, or willful mistake, the public ink-slinger made this time! It has never been considered manly, or any part of Southern Chivalry, which has always been held as a brand of punctilio quality, to deal other than kindly, even with the faults and frail ties of the sex so entirely the wards of men, both under the law and the lash of justice. The biudgeonry of the press seldom expends itself in such crass, primitive fashion towards cultured womanhood. To those best dowered with reasoning powers and a wise desire to build up the attractions, natural and resourceful for residence in our beautiful little gem of a town, this will never appear as a step in the right direction. The saddest feature following on the heels of this unkind cut, or public at tack upon the sojourning ladies is the fact that the most active manager of the artistic burletta was called by telegram to the funeral of a sister, smitten by sudden death, and cannot yet realize the barbarity of this thrust from the pen of “A GENTLEMAN OF BAY ST. Louis.” Our unfortunate brother-man will surely be human enough to regret his mistake. In the vanity of the editor’s bravado, I think, he wrote to create a sensation. I will not impute his action to ignor ance; for a.man does not relish being called a fool, however much he may think it his privilege to classify women as easy dupes and pudding-heads. Irate womanhood is buzzing wasp-like oyer the distasteful article; in no in stance has any patron who invested in the spectacle been heard to express other than enjoyment of a piece of novel fun, pleasantry and exhibition of well trained social home-talent, arranged and directed by competent artistic hands before the foot-lights. What a crusty, musty, fusty, behind the-age member of a good-natured com munity our Mr. Hart, of The Progress, has shown himself in this instance! If he is determined to devote himself to animating the gall of bitterness in the ladies by esteeming them to be only putty-fools in the grasp of female ad venturesses, he had better take in his sign and quit business; lor they can be very resentful and indiscreet when thus publicly stroked the wrong way. I feel a sympathy for one thus em ployed in pulling his own house down on his own head. “Buena Vista.” H. L, B. “Os* f Ike Advertisers” Replica to Criticim. Editor Sea Coast Echo:— In answer to the article in last week’s Progress, better known as the Rip Van Winkle paper, it seems that our learned editor has awakened. The writer and (we hear) a number of others are won dering at the cause of the awaken ing. It seems the editor and vert suc cessful business man is taking the liberty to correct the ways of the un successful business men of Bay St. Louis in spending their money for ad vertising. The writer is glad to learn the editor of the Progress has really awakened. We judge he has been sleeping for at least seven years, as he does not seem to know that Dr. Turner’s office is not opposite Mr, Cazeneuve’s store; that THE PLACE TO BUY LADIES’ SHIRT WAISTS, SKIRTS AND LOW QUAR TERS, MEN’S PANAMA HATS AND $5. LOW QUARTERS. WHITE AND FANCY VESTS, SUITS AND PANTS, DERBYS & SHIRTS; RATTAN ROCKERS AND IRON BEDS, MATTRESSES AND SPRINQS, SIDEBOARDS AND WARDROBES IS THE BAY’S MERCANTILE COMPANY’S OPERA HOUSE STORE. There’ll be something doing in the way of Cut Prices next week. JOHN OSOINACH. Dr. Evans’ office is not in the Telephone Exchange Bldg.; that L. M. Gex is not selling dry goods; or, that the Bay’s Mercantile Cos. had its removal sale; but, as the awakening has come, no doubt the business men will hereafter consult him about their advertising. I wish to correct the false statements of the Progress, with which the writer is familiar. First, the organizers of the Trades’ Carnival paid $20.00 for the rent of the Opera House (no donation), and furnished the ushers; second, as one of the advertisers, the writer is not kicking himself mentally because he in vested, and knows of others who are not, and I think we can prove our sanity; third, if the editor of the Progress financed bis business as well as the la dies of the King’s Daughters did theirs, he would .not have to write such state ments, to induce more advertising in the Progress; fourth, the King’s Daugh ters received one-half of the door re ceipts, without one cent of expense, or responsibility. Would not the manager of any opera house like to get one-half of the door receipts, who furnishes a house, lights, labor and a license? Where do the professional troupes that play at the opera houses leave their money, Mr. Editor ? Did not these ladies have to live here, while preparations were going on, for two or three weeks ? What does it cost for three persons to live in Bay St, Louis for two or three weeks ? Mr. learned Editor of the Progress, where did you get your information that the ladies took out of Bay St, Louis ap_ proxiraately $175,00 ? The gross receipts for the organizers were approximately $146.00. From this they paid $20.00 alone for hall rent, and additional for advertising in The Sea Coast Echo; for painting banners; and for their living expenses for two ladies and boy for two or three weeks. One of the Advertisers. Communication “M. R. S.” Bay St. Louis, Miss., April 9, 1907. Editor Sea Coast Echo: The present day “Rip Van Winkle”, alias Gulf Coast Progress, has awa kened. Guided by his own advertisements, it is supposed he was in search of a phy sician opposite Cazeneuve’s store (which store moved some seven years ago), or a dentist in the Exchange Building. At all events, he found himself in Bay St. Louis’ up-to-date Opera House, where a Trades’ Extravaganza was be ing given under the auspices of the King’s Daughters, supported by thirty of Bay St. Louis’ most prosperous and progressive business firms. It was all incomprehensible to “Bro ther Rip”, except that all those “three fifties” did not come his way, and with visions of "what might have been”, had he been intrusted with all that money, he saw, not only the Gulf Coast Progress, but thirty firms, so rushed with business that New York sky scra pers would be insignificant when com pared to what Bay St. Louis would need to accommodate the steady tramp, tramp of the innumerable throng at tracted to the city by the advertise ments of the Gulf Coast Progress. As the vision passed, Ms soul was filled with pity for his simple townsmen who have been so duped and led astray by smooth-tongued “woman”, and he felt he must needs show these “simple, unsuspecting” King’s Daughters and “foolish” merchants what a mistake they bad made and point out to them the only all-wise and intelligent man of the town that in future they might ask him how to spend their time and money. M. R. S. OABTORIA. fiewatu /y The Kind Yoa Havt Always lwgt< Bay St. Louis Skating Rink. AT FIREMENS HALL * * UNION STREET. TUESDAY. APRIL 16TH, I will be the date of a most amusing and interesting event. 100 marbles will be placed in the middle of the rink. The party (on skates) picking up the largest number of marbles and holding same in two hands will be awarded a prize. FRIDAY, APRIL 19TH, Masquerade Party on skates, followed by a dance.* Pate’s Orchestra will play. Now open every afternoon and evening. Afternoon Session—Prom from 3 to 7:30 o’clock, for ladies and children. Admission, free; skates 15c. Night Session—7 to 9:30 o’clock. Admission, 10c. Skating, 2Tc. r This month*s Butterick Paffernsl [are 10c and 15c — none I t LADES, NO NEED OF YOUR WORRYING ABOUT GETTING A PATTERN. I Now Keep the STOCK on Hand PRICES; loc, 15c and 20c. J. 0. MAUFFRAY. FOR SALE. Car of FINE BRICK For Cash. This Car Must Be Disposed of A r ONCE. UcDn’S FEED SIOEE. DR. E. T. RILEY, M. D., D. 0., OSTEOPATHIC PHYSICIAN. Wil be in Bay St. Louis, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays Office: AT RESIDENCE, Front St. Consultation andexamina tion free at office. I saw your ad. in The Echo.