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The Official Journal OF THE CITY OF BAY ST. LOUIS Subscription: $1.50 per Annum. BAY STIZENS TAKE INTERESTING TRIP 10 BOGALUSA TOWN. County Clfrk A. A. K*rgo:en and County Farm Agt. H. O. French Have Great Trip Overland. VISIT ISABEL AND BOGALUSA. Visit to the B ague Chitto Farms at Isabel Reveals What Is Going On At Big Model Farm. On Sunday afternoon Mr. 11. O. French, county farm agent, ad Dr. A. A.Kergosien, chancery clerk, left Bay St. Louis at 2 o’clock in the formei’s car for Bogue Chitto Farms at Isabel, La., in the nterest of the Hancock County Boys’ Pig Club for the pur pose of purchasinng pigs for the club, and the followng places were visited, Picayu'*e, Cybur, Dogalousa, Rio, Tal lasheek, Bush, Pearl River Station and Slidell, a trip of 110 miles cover ed in six hours. “Returning,” said Dr. Kergosien, “the same route was followed to Rio, whore we had to take the Franklin Branch road to Isabel, where the Bo gue Chitto Farms are located. A Won a erful and Interesting Stock Farm of Unusual Size. “I want to tell you,” continued Dr. Kergosien, “before 1 say anymore that this farm is the small place that Mr. Bassett from the pan handle of Texas bought from the Great South ern Lumber Company recently at a price of $65,000. Here we found 2600 acres of land under acres of which is now cultivated, 5,- 000 native Mexican sheep that are being crossed with registered Shrop shire bucks,; 5000 Angora goats, 400 assorted Hereford and Holstein cat tle, 100 horses and mules, mostly bronchos; 26 registered Duroc Jersey brood sow's and many barrows and other meat hogs, and, last but nor least, one of the finest Kentucky pedi greed jacks. “Qi> this farm can he seen all of the most modern farming imple ments. “We w'ere shown through the place by Mr. Cranberry, manager, and Mr. McDermott, partner to Mr. Bassett, using a Ford car for the purpose. The most interesting thing for me is the method used in caring for the sheep a"d goats. These are watched con stantly by shepards, numbering 7 o. 8, whose duties arc to see after the welfare of these animals and the strik ing of mothers at lambing time. Now the average man will not understand what I mean by ‘staking’ of mothers. Well, this is done by tying the front foot of the ewe to a small stake for the purpose when the lamb is born and remaining tied until the lamb has dried and suckled several times. This is done in order to enable the mother or rather lo force her to re cognise her lamb, as lots of them ig more their young. Thereby a great per ccntage are lost, an experience which I learned this spring on my own place where several ew'es in irnpover ishered condition dropped lambs and deliberately walked olf a n d left them to die for want of attention* and nour ishment. What We Saw In BogaVysr.. The Teleph one’s Part j Scattered all over the country are great camps I where officers are being trained, recruits whipped’ into fighting shape, aviators and artillerymen schooled in their special arts, and non-combatant I I forces instructed. | Along the coasts and on the lakes the forces I of the Navy are just as busy, preparing to throw ; the nation’s full strength against the foe. ; In the foreground of all this activity is the I Bell Telephone, linking even the farthest outposts ■ with headquarters and bringing all under direct 1 central control. Thousands of miles of new lines | have been constructed, hundreds of switchboards installed, and unheard-of volumes of traffic, both I from government and private sources, are being s handled. I While it is now practically impossible to secure I the badly needed additional equipment to take I care of the abnormal increase in telephone cans, | our engineers are applying all the remedies known I to science and are adopting every means at their | command to equalize the load on each switchboard I so that no particular subscriber will suffer serious I inconvenience. f We appreciate the problem before ns and real- J ize the service will probably be slowed down during I the coming months. We want you also to under- I stand the situation and to know that the oper- I ators are serving you cheerfully and to the extent ; I of their ability under difficulties for which there I 1 is no immediate remedy. ___ I I CUMBERLAND TELEPHONE 1 | AND TELEGRAPH COMPANY 1 li Incorporated U “Here we naturally forced our way to that gigantic saw npll where, after sufficient identification, we secured passes and were ecorted through the plant by a party for the purpose. Here we saw the largest plant in the world. The first thing shown was the main driving belt, which is driven by electricity, made of leather, 6 plies in thickness, 72 inches wide, 425 feet long and cost $7552.00. This is only o !l e ofthe many belts used in connec tion with the plant. Everything else looked like sawmill machinery only a little larger. Five-band saw and one gang cutting over one million feet every 24 hours. “The planers are all electric, having one planer for every size and style of ing lumber, thus saving the time of changing the cutter heads for the different mouldings,etc. Thanks Jordan River Lumbar Compa ny for Suggestion. “Here we saw all classes of men— from very high salaried to the low est laborer, including the celebrat ed high browns in blue rernpers. Let me tell you about these women. They said to me when they found out that I was from Hancock county that they wanted to thank the management of the Jordan River Lumber Company for having begun using the women in their plant, and causing the Great Southern to employ them, however, they wanted it understood that the Browns on Baptiste Hill had nothing on them, for had they been permitted they would have shown to the satis facton of their employers and the world that what it takes to tie laths, staves, ceiling, bundle shingles and make boxes and many other things they’re got. ‘“I do not care to ask The Echo for more space, but I cannot close with out saying that we saw the paper mill, which uses from old rags to pine bark in the manufa t u • of paper, and further to give a slight description of the routes and roads. “We left at 2 P. M. and amii- by way of Picayune up River road to Straban’s Ferry on Pearl River, ihe roads were good to Pearl River coun ty line and fair into Picayuur.e; rotten to river, so much so that I sat con stantly thinking and worulerng what Pearl River county is doing with me road money, as 1 was told that the river road and especially the swam p to ferry had not been worked in two years. At the ferry we saw eight au tos, either coming or going, all of which were charged a fee of 50 cents to cross. Now I am informed that Mr. J. E. Stockstill, representative, has successfully passed an act au thorizing Pearl River county to join Washington parish for the purpose of building a bridge at this point. This act is since 1916. I think that -when Pearl River county collects over $40,- 000 taxes that it is the duties of the supervisors to work roads and build a bridge on what I would consider from observation on my trip the most popular ned in the county. “Alter we reached the west side of river here we found that W ashing ton and Sc. Tammany parish had good roads,’ but give me the roads of Han cock county above all. In conclu sion I will say that if you want co go to ’Bogalusa or in that direction go by Caesar and Carriere as the roads | are better and shorter.” Misses Hazel and Leda Anglado, of Biloxi, Miss., were the charming guests of Miss Agnes Adams on Sun day last. They were accompanied by Mr. Elton Caliotte, also of Biloxi. Buy Liberty Bonds. , BAY ST. LOUIS, MISSISSIPPI, SATURDAY, MARCH 31,1918. I DOING ONE’S BIT IS NO HE A POPULAR PHRASE 10 USE. Since First America o Soldier Fell on The French Battle Front, Says Local Red Cross Writer. RED CROSS MISSIONARY WORK. Bay Chapter Continues Active Work 4 —Regular Meeting of Local Chapter Tuesday Night. When the first American soldier fell on the French battle front, that contemptible phrase, “doing one’s bit,” went out of fashion. No real American would dare use that phrase now, because we are ail realizing that every day American men are making the supreme sacri fice for us, and none of us are con tent to do only a bit, but wants to do his utmost in the great cause. To work for the Red Cross is truly missionary work; it is also workink for your own and for your neigh bor’s boy. The garment or bandage wo make might not relieve our own boy, but it relieves some mother’s boy. What a good chance to show cur love for our neighbor! After the Christmas drive the to tal membership of the Red Cross was 22,000,000. It is difficult to realize that these figuures mean. This is nearly ten times as many people as there were in all the colonies when the Revolu tion broke out. Standing side by side on our borders, the Red Cross members would form an unbroken line around the whole United States. Four a breastand in close array this army would stretch from the Atlantic to the Pacific. Hereafter the thireteen red and white stripes on the flag might well be related in our minds not only with the thirteen colonies that united to make this great nation, but also with the thirteen home divisions of the American Red Cross that in the Christmas drive raised in a week an army of 16,000,000 men, women and children, banded together for un selfish helpfulness. There never was such a volunteer world army raised in the history of the world. It has stamped the Red Cross emblem on every heart. Let each member of the Bay Chap ter do something worth while in the way of knitting, sewing or making surgical dressings. Read the March number of the Red Cross Magazine to know of the “Greatest Horror in History” and see the upturned faces of the starv ing children, and see what you can do. Central High School is maki.ng two infant outfit? for the refugees, and just think what it would mean if every female member of the Bay Chapter would make one bed shirt or one pajama suit each week. It only takes two hours to make a bed shirt. The me n ’s knitting class is changed to Thursday nights, so do not fail to come. The regular monthly open meetng next Tuesday night, to which every member of the Red Cross s expect ed to be present, at the Court House. Now* don’t forget the date! Now don’t forget the place! And don’t forget yoau come toe late! W. O. W. Circle to Give Ball. W. O. W. Circle, of Bay St. Louis will give a da n ce Easter Monday night for the benefit of the Red Cross. Let all interested take notice. The Bay Chapter and Kiln branch will miss Mrs. C.J. Pettibone, but our loss is Poplarville’s gain. Our sympathies also go out to those of our number who have lately been bereaved; there seems to be so much sorrow that we all ought to be especially sympathetic and collsider ate. Aaron Academy School reports an en rollment of over 75 per cent. Surgical dressings durng the past week—l 94 gauge strps. Kiln school enrolled as 100 per ct. MRS. T. B. CLIFFORD. Reporter. BLAKESLEE GOES 10 GOVERNMENT. ■ . • Will Carry On Campaign For Regs tering Men Willing to Do Emer gency Farm Work. Gulfport, Miss., March 26—H. E. Blakeslee left last night for Washing ton at the request of W. E. Hall, na tional director of the United States public reserve, to carry on a cam paignfor registering and using men who are giving part of their time during the summer months to emer gency work on farms. Mr. Blakes lee tendered his services to the gov ernment some time ago and was re joiced when the request came to him to report at Washington at once. Having been agricultural director for the State a number of years, Mr. Blakeslee is peculiarly fitted to carry on the work to which he has been called. Before leaving last night Mr. Blakeslee said that he would not re sign as director general of the Cen tennial exposition, but as he will re ceive a salary from the Government he will serve as director general for tiie exposition without pay. Mr. Blakeslee is an energetic work er, a good speaker, knows farming and farm needs from A to Z, and will give the Government valuable assist ance. ——l - NEW LIBERTY LOAN IS THREE BILLION. Bonds Will Be Non-Convertible Expenditure of America Much Below Estimates. Washington, March 26.—Secretary McAdoo announced last night that the amount of the third Liberty Loan would be three billion dollars at 4 1-2 per cent, and that all over sub scriptions would be accepted. The new bonds will be non-conver tible. but bonds of the first and sec ond Liberty Loans may be convertible into the new four and a quarter per cent securities. Authority to issue $4,500,000,000 in bonds in addition to the $3,666,- 000,000 already authorized and un issued is proposed in new loan legis lation prepared for submision to Con gress, so that the total amount may be issued is $8,166,000,000. Mr. McAdoo said expenditures of the United States and the allied gov ernments had been much below esti mates and that cosequently it was not necesary to make the loan larger than three billion dollai’s. Congress will be asked for authori ty to make additional loans to the al lies during the coming summer. The decision to make the new bonds in convertible, the secretary announced, was reached in order to put an end to the expectation of higher interest rates. LIGHT KEEPER EFFECTS HESCHL Richard Steen of the cat Island i~.ight Reaches Man In Water in In Time To Save Him. Last Thursday night about 10 o’clock the light house keeper at Cat Island heard a motor boat running outside of the light and shortly after heard someone loudly crying for help. The keeper, whose name is Richard Steen, put out as quick as he, could and made for the direction from which came the cries. About a | quarter of a mile away he found a man swimming around helplessly and also a motor boat running around m •j circ le. Steen picked the man up and brought him to the light house where he revived him, though he showed strong signs of being overcome by exhaustion. He then went for the boat and was surprised to find a man lying on the deck apparently dead. He too was brought to the liglu house and both were taken care of until they were able to leave. Upon investigation the man found on the uoat was found to have been intoxi cated. , TT t The motor boat was the Havana ot Biloxi and the two men were Janies Paynes and William Ladner, also oi Biloxi. It is said Steen just reached Payne in time to save him. Steen has been keeper of the Cat Ismnd Light since about October 1 and has been able to render assistance to about 20 FOR SALE—A BARGAIN. Center of Town, $600.00, Cash or terms. Bungalow on Toulme near Main streets; rooms, screen ed; electricity throughout; on a large lot of ground. Furniture will be sold very reasonable, if desired. Ad dress Dr. D. Bornio, 905 N. Claiborne street, New Or leans, La., or Octave Fay ard, Bay St. Louis, Miss. Professional Cards DR. C. L. HORTON, PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON OFFICE; GEX BLDG., Main Street HOURS: 10 to 11 A. M. and 4 to 5 P. M. TELEPHONE 83 Residence—Carroll Avenue. Res. Phone 82. DR. J. A. EVANS, * dentist HOURS: From 8 A. M. to 5:30 P. M. OFFICE: Hancock County Bank Bldg. BAY ST. LOUIS, MISS. EMILE J. GEX, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW OFFICE: GEX BLDG. Main Street BAY ST. LOUIS, MISS. ROBERT L. GENIN, ATTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT LAW OFFICE: GENIN BLDG., Main Street BAY ST. LOUIS, MISS. GEX & WALLER ATTORNEYS-AT-LAW Will practice in al civil matter* in all State Court* and in all matters in the General Court* of Missis sippi* WALTER M’VEIGH TO 00 TO STATE PRISON Supreme Court of Mississippi Affirms Decision of Hancock Couu n ty Circuit Court. The decision of the lower court in the case of Walter McVeigh vs. State, appealed from the Circuit Court of Hancock county, was affirmed by a four-to-two majority by the Sunreme Court of the State Monday. Walter McVeigh, charged with the murder of Sam Walker at Cedar Lake, near Bi loxi, was convicted in September at Bay St. Louis and appealed to the Suprme Court of the State. He will be taken to the State penitentiary withi 11 the next few days. In regard to the decision of the Supreme Court in this and another case, the Jack son correspondent of the New Or leans Times-Picayune says Tuesday morning: The Court had up for decision i n banc, two murder cases jn each of which a sentence of life imprisonment was imposed: That of Walter Mc- Veigh vs. State, appealed from the Circuit Court of Hancock county, on change of venue from Harrison county; that of George Thomas vs. State, appealed from the Circuit Court of Holmes couunty. The deci sions of the lower court were in each instance affirmed by a four- to-two majority. In both these cases the technicality, which has been a sore spot in the law of criminal procedure and the palladium to which ingenious criminal lawyers have resorted for anew trial, was set up, that is the temporary absence of the accused from the courtroom at some stage of the trial. However, by the action of the court in the two cases above, this flaw in jurisprudence has been remov ed. In the McVeigh case, in which an opinion was rendered by Judge Smith it was hel l that the accused was not constructively absent from the trial, he being merely absent when a rul ing was presented to the court which had been previously presented and decided during his absence. McVeigh has been in the Hancock county jail, this city, since last fall with a special day and night guard in attendance, the expense of which has as a matter of course been borne Harrison county, Sheriff Vairin of Hancock county, assisted by Deputy Sheriff Jos. V. Bontemps, have had charge of the prisoner and have tak en good care of him in addition to the nerfect safety of his keeping. Mc- Veigh will go from Bay St. Louis to the State penitentiary where be will, according to the decision of the Su preme Court, spend the balance of his natural life. UNITED STATES FOOD ADMINISTRATION MISSISSIPPI DIVISION By WARPER LEIPER, Public Information Director. REGULATE SALE OF FOOD % On January 27th the president’s proclamation and rules governing the distributjon of foodstuffs was pub lished In all the ©leading papers in the talned the following not sell wheat flour to any person unless such person pur chases at the same time one pound of substitutes with every pound of wheat flour purchased. He shall not sell to individual consumers residing In towns or cities any quantity in excess of one-eighth to one-fourth barrel, nor to any individual consumer in rural or farm communities in excess of one fourth to onc-half barrel. In the proclamation It also states that corn meal, corn starch, hominy, grits, bar ley flour, rolled oats, oatmeal, rice, rice flour, potato flour and soya bean flour are substitutes and may be used in making bread, separately or mixed, as the housewife thinks best. Sugar must not be sold by the wholesale to the retail merchant In more than 1,000-pound lots. The re tailer must sell sugar to the consumer in towns or cities in two-pound and five-pound packages, and five-pound and 10-pound packages to rural con sumers. The price should not be In excess of those approved by the food administrator of this state. On February 9th the food adminis tration ruled that between February I 11, 1918, and April 30, 1918, that ino dealer In poultry and eggs pur chase, sell, ship or negotiate the sale of any live or freshly killed hens or pallets. Every effort on the part of the United States Food Administra tion Is being made to increase and conserve food supplies. ••• • • A million men may be in France in a few months. Keep the lines open and the food moving. Tell me what you eat end I will tell you what you are. Let meatless and wheatless be kick -1 less and whineless. i Patriot is as patriot eats. Meatless days and wheatless days are sure steps toward fightless days. Buy Liberty Bonds, . . „ i „ IRE ANTHRAX ON GULF COAST. Cases Found at Long Beach and Log town Vaccniation Is Recommended. Gulfport, Miss., March 27 —Dr. D. S. Taylor, veterinary surgeon, re ports that anthrax has been discov ered at Long Beach in Harrison coun ty, and Logtown in Hancock county, the latter point being the scene of a serious outbreak last summer. Dr. Taylor said this morning that a cow died at Long Beach last week under suspicious circumstances which caused him to send a specimen to the State veterinarian. Yesterday he was nformed that the cow had died from anthrax. “My advice to stock owners.” said Dr. Taylor, “is to vaccinate as vac cination is the only thing that will stay progress of the disease. The an thrax was bad last summer, but the appearance of the disease throe months earlier than last summer threatens a more serious visitation.” The doctor say r s that the federal government is prepared to extend help where counties or stock owners will take initial steps to circumvent the disease but not otherwise. NOTICE TO LOCAL BANKS. Notice is hereby given that the Board of Mayor and Aldermen of Bay St. Louis, will receive at its re gular meeting on Saturday, the 6th, day of April, A. D. 1918, at 6 o’clock P. M. bids from local banks for the deposit of all municipal mo nies, to the best advantage of the city; bids to be based on daily bal ances, and upon terms of deposits as provided by law. The Board reserves the right to reject any and all bids. S. J. LADNER, Bay St. Louis, Miss., March 2, 1918. BForJnfants^andjDhildre^ Mothers Know That Genuine Castoria Ih ALCOHOL-3 per CENT. , # I I J # A/ n SjslS Bears the Signature//,Jr Cheerfulness andßeslto® 1 ®; ° /rvAtf neither Opium. Morphine n or , rtf / \\, )J* s®|! 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THE MOBILE REGISTER: Enclosed find $2.50. Send me The Register until August 31, 1918. NAME; POST OFFICE: - * TWENTY-SEVENTH YEAR. NO. 12. I THE ECHO'S I Job Printing Department f b Compute tmd Up4J)ito I POWER EQUIPPED TO ALL BAKERS AND HOTELS IN HANCOCK COUNTY. You will please read the daily pa pers so as to keep up with the Food Law's The changes are being made from day to day and it is practically impossible for a Food Administrator of the county to keep up w'ith them and send out notices. You can gov ern yourselves according to the no tices in the daily papers. Respectfully, H. S. WESTON, Chairman Hancock Cos. U. S. Food FOR SALE. Egg Plants and Peppers, at sl. per hundred; Toma toes at 75 c per hundred. Ready now. Applyto J. B. Adams & Sons, Pass Christian, Miss. How’s This? "We offer One Hundred Dollars Reward for any case of Catarrh that cannot bo cured by Hall’s Catarrh Medicine. 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