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SI,OOO 000 HOTEL FOR BAY.
That a movement is on foot to build a Million Dollar Hotel for Bay St. Louis is truly good news. The right men ar t fostering the proposi tion and there is no room to doubt its realization. Truly, will this fill a long-felt-want. Let's all pull to gether. Subscription. $2.00 Per Annum, Alweys in Advance. ♦ • • ♦—# ♦ m m 'W m - —— ~ , , 1 Whe-e Pure Drug* and Superior Service* are Paramount. • j I Ia —eeggga— Bay Drug Company (Successors to Power Drug Company) Beach and Main St. Bay St. Louis, Miss. " Our prescription department is in charge of Mr. S. E. Cowan, graduate pharmacist of years experience, whose knowledge and ability is a guarantee. ~ o Our stock, of drugs is new and dependable. Make no mistake. " Have the Bay Drug Company fill your prescriptions. Efficiency and dependability counts —prices so reasonable as to warrant your return. n Our Soda Fountain department —with VELVET ICE CREAM , 11 caters to your patronage. A Fresh Stock of Choice Box Candies. • -■ ,*♦♦♦***** * * PRESS AND COMMENT. * * „**♦*•**♦** Senator Pat Harrison, in a speech in the Senate recently characterized Colonel George Harvey, the newly appointed ambassador to Great Britain, as “a vindictive, self-an nointed, intolerant, political acci dent.” , . Mr. Harvey’s appointment is in payment of a political debt. Pro bably no other man had so much to do with the defeat of the Demo . ratic party as Mr. Harvey. Former ly an admirer and the self-confessed “discoverer” of Woodrow W’ilson, he did all he could, through his jour nals and otherwise, to discredit the administration when it did not func tion to suit his egotism. A man with such a vindictive dis position is hardly the man for a di* plomatic post and we fear that his sojourn at the court of St. James, where so many brilliant predeces sors have shed glory on this country, will not be of lasting benefit to either country . * ♦ * The government of Great Britain says Ireland can never accomplish her aims for self-government and se paration from the British empire. The leaders of the Sinn Fein move dorar these are thes mecth rahtattse ment are equally positive in their as sertions that they will succeed. To the onlooker it would appear, in view of these statements, that he was about to witness the grand spec tacular crash of the irresistible force into the immovable object. Lines in those strife torn countries are indeed tightly drawn and if peace and good will is ever restored it would seem that the one accom plishing it must have the power, as the negro preacher said, or “un screwing the inscrutable.” ♦ * ♦ Governor Morrow of Kentucky has just issued a proclamaton that is uni que among state documents in both character and subject. He calls upon all Kentuckians, whithersoever dispersed around the globe, to con- THE UNIVERSAL CAR Hi . $440 *f. o. b. Detroit H With Spring Comes the Rush Season f or Ford Cars. each year thousands have been compelled to WAIT FOR THEIR CARS AFTER PLACING THEIR ORDERS. SOME ||| TIMES THEY HAVE V.'A TED MANY MONTHS. BY PLACING YOUR ORDER NOW. YOU WILL BE PROTECT’ ING YOURSELF AGAINST DELAY. YOU WILL BE ABLE TO GET | REASONABLY PROMPT DELIVERY ON YOUR FORD CAR. AND I YOU WILL HAVE IT TO ENJOY WHEN YOU WANT IT MOST— |[| # THIS SPRING. | DON’T PUT OFF PLACING >YOUR ORDER. HI *■ v ; U El> V ; f'.DS BROTHERS ||| BAY ST. LOUIS, MISSISSIPPI. tribute to a fund that is to be raised to purchase Federal Hill, the old col onial mansion where Stephen Foster wrote th e imperishable song, “My Old Kentucky Home.” The old building and grounds are in a fine state of preservation and it is the intention that they shall be cared for and maintained as a mus eum and memorial to he days that are gone. * It is indeed pleasant in this day of strenuous commercialism and strife to see one in high position pause me ditatively and display a bit of sen timentality. This song is a national favorite and is one of the old songs of the old south that will live forever. The southern melodies are about the only music, characteristically American, that this country has produced. Musical students point out that al most all th e real melody that has ever produced in the world has been the outpouring of the soul of a race in bondage. War-like and aggres sive races never produce real melody. We are all familiar with the Irish melodies quaint in their longing and loved by the whole world. Th e dreamy, melodious music of the Hawaiians is the result of gen erations of people who fought few wars and were never successful in any. Commercialism ruins music. We trust that Governor Morrow’s appeal will meet with generous res ponse and that the old mansion may be preserved for all time as a tri bute, not only to the writer of this much loved song, but to a period in American history that is rich in mem. ory. ♦ ♦ * It is very confusing for the read ers of the daily papers to read on one page of the famine in China in which millions of human beings are dying and millions more destined to die because of the lack of food stuff and then note on the next page that the price of eggs in Minneapolis has been reduced to a figure so low that local eggs cannot compete be cause of the importation of eggs from China. Still further on the paper we read that the bean growers of the Pacific coast are seeking a proto. live la iff because of the ruin- BAY ST. LOUIS, MISSISSIPPI. SATURDAY. APRIL 30th, 1921. ous competition of beans imported from the same famine stricken land. The question quiet naturally arises, if there is a famine in China why ship the produce to a market chat is already overstocked? The answer to the query is that the Chinaman shipping the eggs and leans is not the Chinaman that is starving. It is a reply to the ancient biblical question, “Am I my brother’s keeper?” One of the main difficulties is, of course, the lack of a strong central government in China and the inabil ity of the Chinese people to amalga mate into a composite nation. The almost total lack of railroads and other transportation facilities also makes proper distribution impossi ble. * ♦ ♦ Readers of the financial pages of the daily papers noted recently the advance in the price of the common stock of the American Telephone and Telegraph Company from around 98 to 106. The cause of this sudden leap was the announcement of the company that the board of directors had decided to place the company on a nine percent dividend basis instead of the former eight per cent annual dividend. President Drake, in announcing the change, makes the further state ment that there has been no time in the past ten years when the company could not have paid the higher rate. This is indeed “ interesting reading when almost every state in the union has applications pending for permis sion to raise telephone rates. The A. T. & T. is the parent com pany of the Cumberland and a num ber of other sectional telephone cor porator. In plain English the Cum. berland and ohers is the cow and the A. T. & T. is the milker. ♦ * * The death of Cardinal Gibbons at Baltimore closes the life of another great American. The eminent churchman was a native of New Or leans and like many other great Americans who have achieved fame and honor, was reared in a family of moderate circumstances. He worked his way up from the bot tom to the top by his own efforts and industry. Had Cardinal Gibbons not enter ed the service of the church it is a certainty that he would have achiev ed distinction in some other profes sion. He would have probobly been a great statesman or jurist His knowledge of affaix-s both domestic and foreign was very great and his counsel was frequently sought by men of affairs. His was a life well lived and of fers inspiration to the youth of to day that they too, by hard work and right living, may live a life of use fulness and, “departing, leave be hind them foot-prints on the sands of time.” ■* * * Why all this yawp about Yap? Yap is a tiny island in the far pa cific and is of importance only as a cable station between the United States and the Orient. The United States is anxious to have certain rights there that they may at all time maintain uninterrupted cable communication between this country and the Phillipines. We must have this communication if our trade there and elsewhere in the far east is to prosper. With the island under the entire control of the Japanese it is appar ent that our cable communication must pass through the hands of our greatest competitors in that terri tory. Obviously this would be of great advantage to Japan and detri mental to the best interests of this country. Various other cipher codes are in use by business houses and gov ernments and these codes, while in suring a certain percentage of secre cy, are not infallible as was clearly BAY SI. LOUIS GOES “OVER THE TOP” IN CATHOLIC CHURCH DRIVE FOR 130,000.00. Somewhere in the Good Book it is recorded that the Lord loveth a , cheerful giver, and since the drive for church funds on Sunday last now much more He must favor the Catholics and others of Bay St. Louis since they gave so cheerfully. The drive was to realize funds for the payment of the debt of $ 11,000 plus the interest hanging over the church of Qur Lady of the Gulf, and to complete both tne interior and ex terior of the handsome and spacious edifice. To do this it was estimated that a round sum of $30,000 would be necessary. The present building was constructed during the year 1908, to replace good Father LeDuc’s church which had originally been, built forty years previously, and was destroyed by fire along with other valuable property on the beach front. Since its construction by Father J. M. Prendergast, then pastor, the debt was soon reduced from SIB,OOO to $15,000, then after a while it was cut down to sll 000 by the present pastor, Rev. Father J. A. Gmelch. For practically ten years the debt al most remained stationary, and how to pay it and finish the church has been a problem not easy to solve. About two weeks since,'"Rev. Fath er Gmelch called in a number of gen tlemen of the parish to meet with him during the evening hours over at the K. C. Hall and then and there •en fanille” to discuss the situation, and, If possible, to devolve ways and' means. His call was readily met, and the good father found that not only was he meeting with a ready res ponse but that there was disposition on the part of present not only to pay off the debt for once and for all but to finish the church as well. To some it looked like a big proposi. tion, and it was apparently, for it called for an outlay of cash, and plenty of it. After due figuring and planning a sum of no less than thir ty thousand dollars was required. The men present meeting with their pastor were all business men, and the plan as had been used in New Orleans recently to raise a million dollars for the seminary fund appeal ed to them and was adopted. Big projects call for organization and a body to be known as the ex ecutive committee was formed and! its membership made up from thej men present. This organization to‘ have charge of the drive for thirty thousand dollars it was proposed to put on. It was composed of Rev. A. J. Gmelch, chairman; Ernest-*J, Leonhard, Joseph O. MS affray, A. R. Hart, Chas. G. Moreau, John A. Green, Chas. A. Fricke, A. Scafide, August Schiro, F. C. Bordages, Sr., A. Battistella. The committee or ganized, it set to work at once, with Joseph O. Mauffray, as secretary, and the city or parish properly di vided into so many districts or sec tions with as many captains. Then the gathering adjourned to meet again a few nights later with every captain and their lieutenants present to discuss the plan of work. Sunday, April 24th was selected as the day for the drive. A meeting was held as proposed and the outlook was bright. one present, some filty ladies and gentlemen, were bubbling over with enthusiasm, and having felt the public pjilse, repor ted the outlook encouraging. Every one felt sanguine of success, but since the amount was an extraordi ary one, and the time of the pres ent financial crisis existing over the country, and only a day in which to raise it, there must have been lurk ing somewhere in some remote quar ter of some of the minds present a attic doubt as to. the success of the drive. But the results of last Sunday has* dispelled. ail doubts and apprehen sion. The weather for the day was not at all propitious. Low clouds lung over the city all day tending to depress even the most cheery of the “cheerful givers” but the good spirit of the people prevailed, and when the round up of the day’s wurk had been made it was found the goal had been reached. In other .vords the church debt paid and the ...oney in sight to do the finishing work. It was a great event, an oc casion of achievment, and the great bells in the belfry of the church of Our Lady of the Gulf at 7:30, demonstrated during the wrorld war. Cipher experts can decode any mes sage written. The dispute over the island has not been settled and it seems that the tiny speck is to be the subject of a great deal of diplomatic correspon dence not only between this coun try and Japan but between the var ious European governments. That the United States has cer tain well defined rights there is made very clear in Secretary of State Hughes’ latest note on the sub ject. It is improbable that war with Ja pan will result but in the past smaller things than the island of Yap have caused war. ♦ ♦ * No better illustration of the differ ent motives that actuate the Demo cratic and Republican parties can be given than the present agitation in the Senate by the Republican party for the ratification of the treaty with Colombia by which we are to pay that country $25,000,000 for the Panama Canal Zone. When a Democratic administra tion took office one of the first acts of the Secretary of State was the negotiation of this treaty. It was admitted that Colombia had been wronged and amends should be made •insofar as money would compensate. A fight in the senate over the rat ification ensued the republicans o’clock pealed forth the joyous news. It was cause for jubilation, and the community as a whole could not but feel an interest in the result of the day’s work. The territory canvassed included the limits of the church parish, from the north si,de of Nicholson avenue to and including the extreme north end of the city and from the beach front to the very limits back of the city. ~. ‘ •. • The territory was divided into seventeen districts, and. one captain appointed for each district, the cap tain selecting his or her own lieuten ant. In this way the city or parish was thoroughly covered and the work carried out systematically. The following gives the amount collected through subscription in each of the districts, and the name of the captain for each district: District No. 1. Mrs. Marshall Ballard 1,715.00 District No. 2. Mr. Harry Glover 1,835.00 District No. 3. Mr. Albert Twickler 1,070.00 District No. 4. Mr. Thomas Monti 345.00 District No. 5. Mr. Claud Monti 506.ty) District No. 6. Mrs. G. Y. Blaize 1,050.00 District No. 7. Mr. Henry Fayard 860.00 District No. 8. Mr. Arthur Scafide 2,590.00 District No. 9. Miss Pearl Fahey 3,750.00 District No. 10. Mr. Aug. Schiro 3,175.00 District No. 11. Mr. John Beuhler 1,477.00 District No. 12. Mr. W. H. Starr 3,290.50 District No. 13. Mr. Sylvest Toquet 2,150.00 District No. 14. Mr. Jos. L. Favre - 817.50 District No. 15. Mr. A. Battistella $3,325.00 District No. 16. Mr .E. J. Giering 1,847.50 District No. 17. Mr. A. Maurigi 302.00 Total 30,181.00 Total amount, added from above, and as reported officially Monday night to the executive committee, $30,181.00. Since Tuesday night’s meeting, when the above was declared, sever al additional hundreds of dollars are reported and subscriptions are still coming in. It appears no one wishes to be left out, no matter how small the amount may be, a spii'it that is, to say the least very commendable and the fact praise worthy. How far the amount will total cannot be conjectured, but as much money is needed; and as it is purposed to complete the church in every particular, after freed from debt, it is certain it will take all the available cash. It will be noted the amounts from the respective districts vary. This is not due to lack of activity of the captains and lieutenants in that ter ritory, nor do we wish to disparge the captains of the districts where the returns are large, but it must be remembered some of the districts were larger than others, some more settled than others, and some ‘where few Cathelics resided. No non-Cath olics were solicited, but voluntary contributions from non-Catholics were received. Sunday, April 24th, 1921, will go and. v/n in the history of the Catholic church in Bay St. Louis as a “red leAcr” day. It is a day of achieve ment a day of accomplishment of purpose, a day of big things. A day where at no time and for no- other purpose have the people shown such hivish liberality. Where sacrifices were made and all thoughts of sel fishness banished. One loves to think he or she lives in a community where the spirit is so big and the na ture or giving is so generous, regard less of .vho gives, how much he or she gives and of religious predilec tions. The people of su_h commun ity oust necessarily be of big heart, liberal mind, and warm tnought. These human elements are compell ing of one’s appreciation, and it is this thought we wish to- express here. defeated the treaty on the grounds that to admit any wrong would be to cast reflection upon former Presi dent Roosevelt. Now that we have again a Repub lican administration the Senate is asked to ratify the treaty, not be cause of the wrong done a smaller and weaker sister republic, but be cause the ratification and payment will smooth the ruffled feelings of our neighbors and permit American oil interests to secure certain valu able concessions. It is the same old trail of “dollar diplomacy” of the Republican party. Never a word of honor or confession of wrong but a pushing forward of the “Almighty dollar” that has plac ed this country in such an unenvia ble light with the countries south of us in the past. —Mr. Clarence Catchot, who is holding down* one of the keys of the Western Union at Laurel, spent Sun day here with his parents. —Mrs. Chas. A. Wilder, of Bir mingham, Ala. js visiting her sis ter, Mrs. L. K. Ketchum, for an in definite period. —The Bay’s baseball team defeat ed the strong team of Lake Shore 8 to 7 last Sunday, allowing five hits hnd struck out nine men. Henry SglofF w r as the star of the game, get ting a home-run and a three-bagger. Price and Egloff formed the battery. ♦ 1111 Ii I H 'l">T , r' ; | Mmtrnrk (Cmtulif 1 auk II f * * bay st. louis, - - Mississippi. :: ;; RESOURCES OVER ONE MILLION DOLLARS. ” ' * NO ACCOUNT TOO SMALL TO SERVE. !! • • * The constructive mind* and the toiling hand* of years * • 11 have built up *tep by step the structure that supplies us 11 with service to-day. | J |, The modern service organism is merely an assembly of * ’ I the achievement* of years* * ’ X And where Hancock County Bank service is rendered. • * X '> .. recognition of this fact has become crystallized into a policy . s, * * X of constant striving to increase the already established ef !! ficiency of the service that is known every where the name • .. of this institution is mentioned. * | !! We know, and thousand* of our do too, that we ~ - •• • > have “no account too small to serve.” * | ~ And that the small depositor* business is attended to with • • . as much efficiency and sincerity as the largest one* are. • ■ i > For nearly a quarter of a century this bank ha* grown and prospered and continue* to do so by the confidence of * . | • a great community. t , !! ~ > # *• ;; 4 Per Cent Paid on Savings and Time Deposits • • lianrurk (Emmtg lank. OSOINACH-YAGER. . Accompanied by a photograph of the prospective bride, noted for her intellectual and personal charms, the Memphis, (Tenn.) Commercial Ap peal of Sunday carried on its socie ty page, the following announcement of the forthcoming marriage of Miss CeCelia V. Yager, of Memphis to Mr. Henry Watterson Osoinach, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joh n Osoinach, of Bay St. Louis: Adjt. and Mrs. Walter Yager of the Salvation Army have announced the engagement and approaching marriage, on May 5 of their daugh ter, Miss CeCelia V. Yager, to Mr. Henry W. Osoinach. “The bride-elect numbers her friends in Memphis by the hundreds. Her parents came to Memphis when she was a child, and since been in charge of the work here of the Sal vation Army. After graduating from Central High School here she atten ded the Salvation Army Training College in New York City, from which she graduated with honors and was immediately commissioned a lieutenant and. stationed at Martin’s Derry, Ohio. She served there for about a yea~ and just before resign ing her ofllce to return to Memphis she wa s offered a Captaincy with the command of a station, which, in view of her youth and the short time she had been engaged in the work, is re garded as an exceptional record “Mr. Osoinach is secretary of the Memphis Automobile Dealers’ Assoc iation and of the boy’s work com mittee of the Memphis Rotary Club. He has taken a prominent part in de veloping the interesting programme of the Rotarians in their efforts to develop the boy life of the city. His brother, j. A. Osoinach, formerly as sistant manager of the Chamber of Commerce, is a well-known Memphis lawyer,” Mr. Henry Osoiifach is well and favorably known in Bay St. Louis and the foregoing announcement will he read with interest and pleasure. He recently purchased a beautiful home in one of the fashionable dis tricts i n Memphis and will make that city his future home. The Echo in advance extends its congratulations. PROGRAM A. & G. THEATRE. “On the Beach.” Monday May 2 —Elaine Hammer stein in “The Daughter Pays” and a two reel Fatty Arbuckle comedy. * Tuesday, May 3 —William Russell j a “Bareknuckld” and Mutt and J eff Cmmedy and Fox News. Wednesday, May 4 —Will Rogers i u “Almost a Husband” and a two e-.l Mack Sennctt comedy. Thursday, May s—Louise5 —Louise Glaum in‘ ‘Love” an Associated Producers Special and Vitagraph comedy. Friday, May 6—An all star cast in • Luxe of Youth” a Metro picture and Fox News. Saturday, May 7—Elsie Ferguson in “Lady Rose’s-Daughter” and a big two-reel Sunshine Comedy. ST. STANISLAUS DAY SCHOOL. Roll of Honor. The following pupils have obtain ed the required number of merits for attendance, application and de portment during the month of April: Grammar Grade. John Damborino Thomas Luc, John Kachler, Paul Favre, Joseph Blaize, Charles Strong, Carl Heitz mann, Charles Schwall, James Fa yard, August Taconi, Ferdinand Ra mond, Ernest Ladner, Albert Heitz mann, Henry Heitzmann, James Letts Anthony Benedetto, Albert Bourgeois, Jules Bernard. Intermediate Grade. # Charles Schneider, Harold John son, Nolan Taconi, Bernard Blaize,* Nolan Ladner, Phillip Scafide, Gas ton Maurigi, NevelT Choina, Cyril Basford, Joseph Darby, Francis Hobbs, Fabian Favre Edward Blaize, Leroy Strong, Lawrence Luc, Orest Laurent, August Scafide. -—The Pickwick Hotel hag reopen ed for the summer season. —The public is invited to the Tea Room opening reception , Monday, from 3 p. m. —Entertainment by Children of Mary Tuesday night at St. Joseph’s Academy netted $300.00, notwith standing the inclement weather. Proceeds half for church and half for St. Joseph’s Clinic. MEETING FOR MONDAY NIGHT. Business men and others of the community will assemble at the K. C. Hall Monday night to fire the first shot for the Bay St. Louis Mil lion Dollar Hotel proposition Bay St. Louis is in for big things these days and the hotel proposition is not the least of these. THIRTIETH YEAR.—No. 18. BASEBALL. The great victory of the College team over Mississippi College last Monday by a score of two to one will go down in Bay history- The Clinton team ranks as the best team in the state and deservedly so. The St. Stanislaus team went into the game to win, all odds were against them but Hippo Phillips was in the box and this alone more than evened up. It was a pitcher’s duel and the best pitcher won. The five hits the upstate collegians garnered were scattered and but two of them were lean bingles. Every man on the team starred in backing Hippo at sometime or other in the game. With men on bases Mississippi College’s best batters made futile efforts to solve Phyiips delivery, Jaubert wears the big mitt and is the best battery mate Hippo ever had. Fors ter Commagere has developed a bunch of hitters this year and clean hitting and has driven good pitchers from the mound several times al ready this season. Even the pessi mists are conceding now that the team is probably the best that has represented the College and the Bay for years. The great showing to date has justified theJjig schedule, a copy of which is appended: May I—Hibernia1 —Hibernia Bank, home. May 7 and 8- —Spring Hill, home. May 12 —Open date. May 15 —Marine Bank, home. May 22 —Holy Cross, home. May 28 and 29—Spring Hill, Mo bile. June 2 and 3—Warren Easton Boys’ High home. June 12—Eberhards, home. Date of Jefferson game is uncer tain yet- The interest that has de veloped locally has induced the man agement to schedule all the good games at home where the Bay fans can see them. Death of Rev. Jesse E. Holmes. Rev. Jesse E. James, colored, for over ten years pastor of St. Paul’s Methodist Episcopal Church, in Good children street, died at his home in Gulfport Friday evening of last week at about o’clock, from a lin gering disease of the heart. He was .a native Mississippian aged about GO years, and for many years prior to his coming here was stationed at Yazoo City, where he was regarded a leader of his race and of his hurch, and enjoyed the respect of the white people of the entire coun ty, and by the colored element as well. About two years ago he was trans ferred to Gulfport as pastor of St. Mark’s Episcopal church. His funer al took place Monday morning from his church, and Bishop R. E. Jones, of New Orleans, officiated, assisted by many pastors of the Coast, and from over the State, and the funeral largely attended. Jesse Holmes was well-known in Bay St. Louis. He was actively identified with every move calcul ated for the uplift and building of Bay St. Louis and Hancock County, and during the war no man among the colored population was more ac tive and more successful than he in the different drives. Whether it was Liberty Bond or Red Cross drive he was ajways there. An able speaker and conservative thinker, and as a constructive worker he was ever present and willing .to lend his voice to the different causes and never forcing his religious convictions in any of the lay work or secular ac tivities. He was a friend of the col ored schools of this city and never lost an opportunity to give practical assistance. He knew no race feeling or racial prejudices, and ever fought against factional strife. He was a builder in the very essence of the word, and his death removes from every dfTy life one of the colored leaders of the State who stood for the industrial uplift and moral de velopment of the colored people. The Bishop paid his life work a tri bute at the funeral obsequies. He is survived by his family. The fu- Deraf was delayed awaiting the ar ri\*al of a son and daughter from Washington, D. C., where they hold government positions. —FOR SALE: Standard Oil, three burner cook stove, with cabinet and oven and one Standard Oil Hot Water heater at bargain prices. The above articles are practically new. Apply at Pickwick Hotel.