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The Official Journal -OP TUB— CITY OF BAY ST. LOUIS. Subscription: $1.50 Per Annum. TO HAVE MONET IS GOOD; TO HAVE IT IN SAFETY IS BETTER, SO DEPOSIT IT IN The Merchants Bank BAY ST- LOUIS. MlSS and your money is safe and secure. THE SAVING MAN SELDOM LACKS FRIENDS OR CREDIT. SO REMEMBER WE PAY YOU TO SAVE. INQUIRE EOR OUR RATES. A STEEL SAVINGS BANK FREE FOR THE USE OF DEPOSITORS. INSURANCE OF ALL KINDS WRITTEN. SAFETY DEPOSIT BOXES TO KEEP YOUR VALUABLES FROM FIRE & THIEVES. DIRECTORS: J A BREATH L. M. GEX CHAS. G. MOREAU DR BOCER D> MONTT.UZIN H. H CORDON JNO. OSOINACH JNO. K. EDWARDS J. O. DEMOCRATIC NOMINEES. FOR STATE SENATOR: WILL T. MCDONALD. • FOR representative: EMILE J. GEX FOR CHANCERY AND CIRCUIT CLERK: . E. H. HOFFMANN. FOR SHERIFF AND TAX-COLLECTOR. ALBERT J. CARVER i FOR TAX-ASSESSOR: JOSEPH E. SAUCIER FOR TREASURER: ALCIDE MORAN EOR SUPERINTENDENT OF EDUCATION: JOHN CRAFT FOR COUNTT SURVEYOR. E. S. DRAKE, SOME NEWSPAPER EXPERIENCES. For The Sea Coast Echo by Miss Mary Abarr, of N. O. Dally Picayune Reportorlal Staff. Relate some newspaper experiences, did you say? Very well, here are some that are not enjoyed by every newspaper woman. Possibly, it is the perverse ness of my nature, or, may be I am like the Pharisee, different from other folks. Anyway, it Is not every one that takes a keen delight in doing all-around re portorial work, especially the police department; but I do. The man in the prison cell does not come out the next day in a column article and declare he never said it, as some folks do who are on the outside even, if you have a writ ten interview dictated and corrected by themselves. One’s words in cold type do not look as they do written with pen cil and paper without being well smoothed with a little “soft-soap”. The woman on the rock pile does not berate you because you did not write up her Paris gown as she thought it should be. The police work gives one a chance to stand up for the “under dog” by giving his account of himself without comment, and then the reporter who wills is in position to lend a hand in more ways than one to the unfortunate ones. Police work is a fertile field, and the police reporter need neyer go empty handed to his desk—aye, and such good stories, too —stories that will make the reader shed tears of sympathy; stories that will touch the hearts and loosen the purse strings for the unfortunate. Of course, there are murders and sui cides and accidents, and sometimes the reporter may be called upon to help the surgeon; but, with a heart full of sym pathy and brotherly love for his fellow man, even tihs, which to the casual on-looker may be disagreeabel, becomes a benediction of duty done. The police reporter who is faithful will never get left on a good item. If he shows himself friendly, every man in blue uniform will be his sworn friend, and he had rather lose his star than to let the paper go to press without put ting his friend, the police reporter, on. But you want some experiences. Here are a few: One dusty August day a most forlorn-looking woman was found in a room in the top story of a tenement. She was ragged and dirty and sick, lying on a pile of rags in the comer. She had been reported to the police by some of her neighbors. A phone message was received for me to come to the police headquarters. The Captain said: “There’s a good story for you, I think, down on Washington street,” and indicated the officer that was to go there to investigate the case. After much persuasion and even threats of force, the woman consented to go to the hospital. The fun began after she was assigned to the ward. She had to be undressed and sponged off by force. Finally, her rags were replaced by a clean white gown, and she was laid in a spotless bed. In her hand she held, all *hi* time, some filthy old garment and, when she was put in bed, tucked it under her clean pillow, but kept her hand on ft. The attendant sought to take the handle for the purpose of fumigating and washing it with her other elothing. The patient forgot her ailment and sat bolt upright, holding the tighter her boodle. It was taken away from her by force, and tea jerk that wrenched it from her grasp, unloosened it, and the gold coins to the amount of nearly, or quite, 15,000 rolled out over the ward floor. It was one of those years when dis ease was abroad aad the fight on any possible germ was made most persis ontly. ... Not many days After this I was pas sing by the high board wall tnat en closed the rock pile where prisoners were required to work out their fines. I heard women’s voices and went to the officer in charge of these prisoners and asked who was in there and if there were any white women. I knew that the negro women were in there for “ra zor toting” almost without number. There was no news in that. “Yes,” said the officer, “wc have one white woman in there, and you can get a good item about her. Come in and see her.” She was pecking away listlessly, as though she had neither heart nor soul in life; that all the brightness had gone out of it. It was a pitiful picture. I sat down by her and asked her to let me peck the rocks to pieces awhile, while she rested. We had some merriment over my awkwardness in the new role, but I hammered away and encouraged her to talk, and in a little while had her story. She did tailor work, carrying her sewing home with her to a wretched room. Her husband was a dissipated man and did uot like to work, but rather spend his time with convivial compan ions who had more time to talk to him than his wife could spare. Among his associates was a dissolute woman, on whom he spent all the money he could get hold of above that which he drank. He brought her home with him, until his wife, on one occasion, exasperated beyond endurance, when he came in cursing and abusing her and this woman joined him, picked up a burning lamp and hurled it at the couple. They ran screaming, and the officer on the beat came in just as the couple was escaping and arrested the outraged wife, and she was taken to jail and locked up, and the charge of assault and battery was placed against her. Her husband and the po liceman sustained the charge, and she was sent to the rock pile for thirty days. She had been there ten days when I called, but that was her last day. I followed this little woman up for a number of years. She was granted a divorce from her husband and after wards married again an honest, hard working young man, and the last I knew of them they were living happily in a little cottage. They during this time became Christians and joined the church of which I was a member. The grati tude of this woman for friendship ex tended to her in her darkest hour is something to be coveted by any one. One morning at 1 o’clock a shooting was reported in a negro quarter. I was sent to get the account. The doctor ar rived at the home of the wounded man about the same time I did. It was a frosty winter night, and the one-room tenement had in it a red-hot stove close to the wounded man’s bed, and the only lamp was a small coal oil one with a chimney so smoky that it shed only a dim light. The doctor put on his white apron, rolled up his sleeves and pro ceeded to make the necessary prepara tions for attending the patient. The negro was mortally wounded. He had been shot in the abdomen with a shot gun loaded with slugs. It was an ugly, ragged wound, and the liver and intes tines had been perforated, necessitating a long and painful operation. There was nothing for me to do but hold the lignt for the surgeon. Did I faint? No; of course not. It was no time to faint. I did my duty, and when it was all over, I was exceedingly glad to get out into the fresh air, away from the combined odors of blood, the anaesthetic and the descendant of Ham. The office was a mile away, and in a short time 1 had turned my copy in and did not delay the paper. On another occasion someone gave me a tip on a murder that had been committed nine miles down and across the Mississippi river. 1 asked permis sion of the city editor to be late, if need be, at the staff meeting. Very early in the morning I engaged a man to row me to the place, a logging camp. There were several families Jiving there, and I engaged the women in conversation and incidentally inquired about the mur dered man. Yes; he had been there, but that on last Saturday he with an other had gone to Memphis, and they had been drinking and that he fell out of the skiff and was drowned. “Are you a kin to Mr.— ?” was asked me several times. No; I was not a kin, but I knew people who bad known him. Of course, I was interested In every thing there was about the camp and kept both men and women talking. Little by little the whole story came out, BAY SAINT LOUIS, MISSISSIPPI, SATURDAY, - AUGUST 8, 1907. SOME QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS. To the Editor of the Ski Coast Echo. Dear Sir: Please inform the writer in your next edition of The Echo (questions and ans wers the few “fool'’ questions named below: Ist. To whom does the beautiful yel low-painted water wagon that adorns the city hall grounds belong ? If to the city, what was it purchased for? 2nd. Has the city of Bay St. Louis any policemen employed? If so, how many, and what are their duties ? Do the city officials experience any diffi culty in locating them —pay day ? How on earth do they manage to keep track of them ? 3rd. Has the city an ordinance pro hibiting bicycle riding on the side walks? If so, to whom does the ordi nance apply ? horses or cows ? It cer tainly does not apply to people; for they are to be seen riding on the ban quets daily. ■4th. Is there a law existing in our city, where it says: “No baseball games shall be allowed on the Sabbath ?’’ If so, why do the city police allow a gang of Sabbath breakers, with theip hideous y ells and howls, to congregate on the college grounds, right in the heart of the city, every Sunday after noon and play ball until nearly every resident in the neighborhood is ready to take to the woods, in order to get a few minutes’ rest. sth. Why is it. that when the citizens and tax payers of a city or town ask to have the city ordinances enforced, and w town officials do their duty, the former are classed as “kickers” ? Now, Mr. Editor, the writer docs not expect that you will be able to give ab solutely correct rcplys to all of these “fool” questions, especially question No. 2; for he has already asked this same question of no less than a dozen business men and citizens and, to date, has found no one in a position to give a correct reply. Trusting that you will succeed in gathering all the data necessary to re ply to the above in the columns of the next issue of your valuable paper, and thanking you in advance for the infor mation asked, I beg to remain Yours truly, Ignoramus. ♦ ♦ ♦ Answer No. I.—The yellow wagon, a necessity which no administration ever seemed able to purchase until the pres ent one took charge, belongs to the city and has been paid for. It was purchased to be used, but the valuation of property in Bay St. Louis is generally under rated, and the result is too little revenue is derived to run the “water wagon” regularly. Answer No. 2.—The immense terri tory and scattered population of the city of Bay St. Louis make the sub ject of police protection a difficult prob lem. The present number is entirely inadequate, and no complete results, under these conditions, can reasonably be expected. An adequate force is im possible; the salaries for the number and for efficient services would bank rupt the city. By way of comment this department would say that Chief of Po lice Carver’s election to the sheriff’s office this week is an endorsement of his work. Under the various existing con ditions the chief and his assistant have done exceptionally well. Answer No. 3. —Yes; there is an ordi nance which regulates the running of bicycles the same as any other vehicle. Answer No. 4.—There is a State stat ute prohibiting baseball playing on the Sabbath, but there is no law against “hideous yells and howls”. Answer No. s,—This question does not come within our province. and they even showed me where the murdered man was buried in the sands close to the water, where every shifting tide would wash out the ghastly object o accuse the slayer. It was nearly nightfall when I returned to the office. But first of ail I told the sheriff, and by the time my story was in print this offi cial was close upon the heels of the guilty man and a few hours later had him secure in the county jail, to await the action of the grand jury. The man was duly tried, convicted of manslaugh ter and sentenced to the penitentiary for a term of years. I could relate to you many, many ex periences in newsgathering, but these few are enough to give you some insight into the duties of the police reporter. No one should enter the newspaper field without they are willing to cover any and everything, from a dog fight, if need be, to a diplomatic dinner. One who enters into the work with his whole soul will receive the approval, not only of his employer, but also that of the read ers of the paper. One may not be rich in coin, but one will be rich in friends— friends who will love them for them selyes. NOTICE TO TEACHERS. Notice is hereby given to teachers that the Board of School Trustees of the town of Wi.ve snd wjll receive and consider application? for one male teacher, Ist Grade; one lady teat her, Ist gradp: one lady teacher, 2nd grade. All applications must be addressed to E. Laizer. ecretary school trustees of Waveiand Publics School, P. O. Box 8, Waveiand. Miss , on or be fore Monday 5, 1907. I Certificate of teachers to accompany all ap plications. LOUIS S. BOURGEOIS,' E. Laizer, Secretary. Chairman. Waveiand, July Ift 1907;' Bears tbs Kind Ym Have Always tag? .vifej&Sc rfofi■;*>& * v - ‘. ’** * ■■■•'. HONwCHAS^SCOTX Excursion Rates North. The annual excursion North this year over the railroads will take place Au gust IT to Sept. 1 inclusive. The usual excursion rates will prevail. These rates are the same on the Illi nois Central, Queen & Crescent, Mobile & Ohio, Southern and Louisville ft Nash ville and two full weeks are allowed vis itors to the north. The round trip rates are as follows: Chicago, sls, St. Louis sl2; Louisyille, sl2; Cincinnati, sl4; Norforic, S2O; Hot Springs, Va., slft s In addition to these points the L. & N. and the Q ft CL make the following rates: Monteagle, Tenn., $11.40; Tate Springs, Tenn., sl4; Ash ville, N. C. f sl4; Hot Springs, N. C. f sl4; Lake Toxaway $15.45. Tickets will be strictly first-class and on the L. & N., for accomodation of those who do not care to use coaches and at the same time do not care about paying the standard Pullman rates, the road has arranged to operate to certain points the latest design of tourist sleep ers in addition to the standard sleepers, the cost of whicn will be about ohe-half of the regular Pullman fare. These sleepers are said to be clean, cool and comfortable. Outgoing trains on the Louisville and Nashville are scheduled to leave New Orleans at 9:15 a. m., and 8 and 8:46 p. m. Trains will be run in sections ac cording to the demands of the business. OASTOniA. Bears the TteKMYOU HtW AlWfl fatf Anything to Sell? Anything to Buy? SEE ANSLEY, REAL ESTATE AQENT, AND BROKER Room 2, MERCHANTS BANK BUILDING, Bay St. Louis, - - Miss. /SMt. Have,yoaM indigestion) CwMV/ Dyaj*epmim?jSiomaoh, Liver, Honm Troubles or Constipation? ' v TM BtAI.OV3VSk ~4> CHYLO mu?CURE YOU.' 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Capital paid In $ 20,000 00 Surplus 4,80 00 Undivided profits 7,002 61 Individual deposits, subject to check.. 71,041 63 Time certificates of deposit 53,963 00 Bills payable 20,000 00 Total $170,807 24 OF THE ABOVE AMOUNT OP LOANS AND DISCOUNTS To officers dt the bank .$ 3,200 00 To directors of the bank 9,668 98 To stockholders of the bank 13,063 33 I. Geo. R. Rea, cashier of the Merchants Bank of Bay St. Louis, Miss., do hereby certify that the foregoing is a true, full 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 sth dav of Julyl. 1907. J. A. Breath, J. P. Examined and found correct. T. M. Henry, Auditor. This Bth day of July, 1907. NOTICE. 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