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The vast improvement* noted on ail sides of the city has a meaning of vast significance. If you are a friend of Bay St. Louis, you can read it. In the meantime it will be well to continue boosting. Knocking will Identify you in a class of your own. SUBSCRIPTION $2 PER YEAR—ALWAYS IN ADVANCE. HEALING POWERS OF COLORED ISAAIH IN BAY PROVES FATAL Jeff Clark, Well Known Colored Man of This City, Drops Dead at Bap tist Church When Man Claiming to Heal by the Touch Tries His Power on Subject. “TO BE HEALED, YOU MUST NOT SNICKER,’’ HE SAID. Pandemonium Reigned When Man Drops Dead—Doors of Church Are Closed —Colored Isaaih Wa* Taken Away and Boarded Train at Wave land for Part* Unknown. There was quite a sensation in col ored church circles and the town gen erally Tuesday night, when Jeff Clark, well known colored man of this city, dropped dead while attend ing services at the colored Baptist church, adjoining the Odd Fellows’ Hall, in Washington street. It appears an itinerant preacher, a Black Isaiah, claiming to heal by magic, as he put it, was holding a series of services at the church. And by the laying of the hands claimed the power of healing. Many of the colored folk attended the services nightly. Of the many present Tues day night, Jeff Clark was one of the number. He walked up the middie aisle and the man of the magic heal ing power accused him of laughing. “If you snicker, you’ll not be healed, brother,” he said. You must be seri ous and have faith. Clark took heed to the injunction. And walking towards the rostrum with the aspect of all seriousness, he halted when he reached the healer. The “laying of the hands” proceeded and when Clark felt the touch over his body, without word or previous warning, he dropped dead. What manner of healer is this? Pandemonium reigned. Brothers shouted; sisters in the faith fainted. However ,the front door was bolted and no one was allowed to leave the premises for the time being. But there was one opening that was not guarded. That was by the back way route. Colored Isaaih was secreted away and taken to Waveland, from which point it is said he boarded a train for parts unknown. Clark’s death was pronounced due to heart failure. He had been ill and he had hoped the healer might cure him. He was a native and life-long resident of Bay St. Louis, residing opposite the baseball park. He was well known and enjoyed the respect of all who knew him. Industrious and a peaceful citizen. His funeral took place the following evening, in terment at Cedar Rest Cemetery. ONE SHIPMENT BRINGS $1,336.16 TO PASCAGOULA FARMERS. Eleven members of the Pascagoula Produce Association received sl,- 336.16 net for one carload of mixed vegetables shipped last week. Check for the amount w r as received this morning by County Agent J. W. Pate from F. H. Adams, of Long Reach, marketing agent for the asso ciation. The produce sold on the market for $1,960 25. Afte r the freight, com missions and cost of selling were paid, $1,336.16 was paid to the growers, divided according to the number of hampers and crates each had in the shipment. Beans composed the bulk of the shipment, the balance being made up of carrots, potatoes, beets and cab bage. In mailing the check for the pro duce, Mr. Adams said: “This is the best price we have had this year for any car from any point, and I wish to compliment you all on the good re sult.”—Pascagoula Chronicle-Star. DR. WILSON TO SPEAK. Dr. M. S. Wilson, of New Orleans, has been selected as one of the speak ers for the convention for the Mis sissippi Pharmaceautical Association, which convenes here June 13 and 14. Other prominent speakers will be in cluded in the program. ATTENTION, LOCAL BUTCHERS! Dr. Wra. Cain, county veterinary and general supervising inspector for city and county, requests The Echo to call the attention of all butchers that it will be necessary for them to secure a special permit before bring ing cattle on foot into this county. This is a federal requirement, and Dr. Cain will prosecute all who will continue this practice. Butchers will govern themselves accordingly and avoid trouble. CLOSING EXERCISES AT CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL Five Graduates from Bay High Re ceive Diplomas Last Night at W. O. W. Hall —S. F. von Ehren, Pres ident School Board, Presented the Diplomas Dr. C, F. Taeusch, of Tulane University, Delivers An nual Address—Excellent Program Rendered. There was a large and cultured audience last night at W. O. W T . Hall to witness the seventeenth annual graduation exercises of the Bay High School. It was both a beautiful and interesting event, and the program rendered was appreciated by all pres ent. The graduates w r ere Miss Willie Dill Ansley, Mr. Hammel Jackson, Miss Luvinia Saucier, Mr. Robert von Ehren, Miss Emma Sumraersgill, a class of young people of unusual in telligence and application. The program opened with a march, violin and piano, to the time of which the graduates entered single file from the front entrance of the hall through the middle aisle and up to their positions on the stage, where members of the Board of City School Trustees and other distinguished citizens were seated. The invocation was delivered by Rev. W. A. Mur ray, pastor of the local Baptist church, followed by a violin solo by Master Rene de Montluzin, pupil of the grammar grades of the Central School. The delivery of the graduation es says was interesting. The papers were all of excellent character and delivered with equal success. Miss Luvinia Saucier delivered “A Begin ning, Not An Ending,” followed by Mr. Hammel Jackson, “Shall the Spirit of America Prevail?” Song, “Voices of the Woods,” by the class ’22, “Neglected Opportunities,” by Miss Emma Summersgill. Violin solo, Miss L. Armstrong. “Future De mands of American Manhood,” Rob ert von Ehren. “Our Aim, Success; Our Hope, To Win,” by Miss Willie Dill Ansley. Dr. C. F. Taeusch, professor at Tu lane University and a speaker of rep utation, delivered the annual address to the graduates, well received by the young ladies to whom it was ad dressed and appreciated by the audi ence. His address was a feature of the program. Mr. S. F. von Ehren, president of the Board of School Trustees, pre sented the beautiful diplomas, in book form. He delivered an im promptu address, which was well re ceived. Mr. von Ehren is a practical and successful man and always has something to say worth while. The exercises, prepared and pre sented under the auspices of Miss Cora Lea Pearson, principal, were of unusual merit and this fact was well appreciated by the audience. It was both a credit to teacher and pupil and we might add to the school, which is enjoying a larger patronage than ever and is flourishing. The Board of Trustees, too, are to be com plimented on the success of the schools, and Supt. McCluer, who is untiring in his work. The music of the evening for program was supplied by Mrs. C. G. Moreau, piano; Miss Louise Arm strong, violin. VAST IMPROVEMENTS AT LO CAL HOTEL. Bay Hotel, Formerly the Pickwick, Undergoing Thorough Renova tion, and Many Improve ments Noted. Under the new management, the Bay Hotel (formerly the Pickwick) already shows many improvements an dthe place has all the appear ances of “Welcome, Stranger; come i nand stay.” The front fence has been removed, a cement sidewalk laid along the front of the premises and the yard has been beautified. On the interior the rooms have been done over and the building is in the hands of a corps of painters. The painting com pleted, the entire porch, front and back galleries, as well as the upper portion, will be screened with coppe r wire. This is an extensive work, but it means comfort, health and secur ity. Visitors will appreciate this. One of the cottages is practically being rebuilt. This will be exclusive ly for the use of traveling men. There will be one room for thei r use as office or lounging room, the others sleeping apartments. Attached to this cottage is a bath room, with shower. Traveling men will appreciate this thoughtful arrangement. Manager Babcock has a splendid chef and the dining room service is of the best. In all the Bay Hotel has started out under the most favor able auspices and the outlook is promising. As time will go on many innovations will be added, and noth ing will be allowed to remain undone that will tend to the comfort and in terest of guests. OFFICIAL DOINGS A! MAY MEET OF CITY COUNCILORS CITY Statement Showing City’s Finances. Ordinance Introduced and Adopted Making It Unlawful to Park Auto mobile on South Side of Main Street—Also From Head of Main Street to Past Edwards. BIDS REQUESTED FOR PAINT DIALS ON CITY CLOCK. Committee Appointed to Call on A. L. Stokoe in Interest of Abating Noise from Oil Burning Engines at Electric Light Plant Complaint Filed Against Noise by Residents. State of Mississippi, Hancock County. City of Bay St. Louis. A regular meeting of the Board of Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Bay St. Louis was held at the City Hall on Saturday, the 6th day of May, A. D. 1922, at 5 o’clock P. M. There were present; R. W. Webb, Mayor; W. C. Sick, John Buehler, H. de S. Gillum, L. C. Carver, Aider men; S. J. Ladner, Secretary. The minutes of the previous meet ing were read, and, on motion, duly seconded and approved. The reports of the various city officers were read, investigated, found correct and approved. The financial report was ordered spread upon the minutes, the others filed. STATffMENT FOR APRIL, 1922, CITY OF BAY ST. LOUIS, MERCHANTS’ BANK AND TRUST COMPANY, CIY DEPOSITORY. City Fund— Balance last report $11,734.71 April 3rd inst., Ist quar ter, 1922 47.34 May 4th, Received Geo, Scheib, R. W. Imp. Stock fee 8.00 May 4th, Received Tom Adam, 1280 Meat In spection fee 31.00 $11,821.05 Credits: By warrants to Board 3,286.82 Balance 8,534.23 $11,821.05 School Fund— Balance last report $ 949.28 April 3rd, interest first quarter, 1922 8,75 Received Mer. Bk. Tr., R. W. 1278, State distribution 2,270.34 Received Hancock Cos., R. W. 1279, pro rata Poll Tax 1,212.18 $4,440.55 Credits: By warrants to Board 3,638.23 Balance 802.32 $4,440.55 Municipal Improvement— Balance last report, re mains the same 101.12 Sinking Bond Fund — Balance last report 14,144.88 April 3, 1922, interest first quarter 1922 — Municipal Imp. -53 April 3, 1922, interest first quarter 1922 — Sinking Bond 58.51 $14,203.92 Credits: By warrants to Board .00 Balance 14,203.92 Street Fund — Balance last report 158.31 April 3, 1922, interest first quarter, 1922__ -79 $159.10 Credits: By warrants to Board .00 Balance 159.10 School Building Fund — Balance last report 511.16 April 3, 1922, interest first quarter, 1922 1-82 $512.98 Credits: By warrants to Board 62.75 Balance 450.23 $512.98 Bond Fund— Balance last report 209.21 April 3, 1922, interest first quarter, 1922-- 1-06 $210.27 Credits: By warrants to Board -00 Balance 210.27 Colored School Fund — Balance last report $154.52 (Continued on Page Three.) BAY ST. LOUIS, MISSISSIPPI, SATURDAY. MAY 13, 1922. HANCOCK CO. HAS NEW DEMOCRATIC EX. COM. Meeting Held at Courthouse on Mon day Selected Dr. J. Q. Fountain, of Logtown, as Chairman Three Members Elected From Each of the Five Districts in the County. Pursuant to call from Chairman H. S. Weston, members of the Hancock Democratic Executive Committee met at the courthouse Monday after noon with others and as a result the following named were elected to serve as members of the new com mittee. Chairman Weston would not stand for re-election. In his place Dr. J. Q. Fontain, of Logtown, was unani mously elected. Secretary A. R. Hart, of Bay St. Louis, was re-elected, retary. The new committee stands in the following order: District No. 1— Lamar Otis, J. Q. Fountain, Alex Campbell. District No, 2 —W. E. Thigpen, Jesse A. Davis, John B. Brown. District No. 3 —Calvin Shaw, Rich mond C. Smith, John S. Rester. District No. 4 —R. Brown, Sr., Jo seph P. Moran, Geo. A. Cuevas. District No. 5 —A. R. Hart, E. J. Gex, William Ruhr. CENTRAL SCHOOL HAS GRAMMAR GRADUATES Grammar Grade of Central School Holds Annual Exercises—Thirteen Pupils Are Awarded Certificate* — Interesting Program Presented. There was a large audience at Woodman Hall Thursday night to witness the annual exercises by the grammar grade of Central School, in charge of Mrs. W. 0. Sylvester, one of the capable and progressive teach ers of the city, and whose work is always of the highest type—thorough and constructive. There were thirteen pupils to re ceive certificates, which will entitle them to enter the High School next session. The presentation was made by County Superintendent T. E. Kel lar, who delivered an address on “Education,” an ' Ate. remarks were timely and well received. Music for the occasion was fur nished by the Maynard Orchestra. The program, well rendered, was as follows: Salutatory—Dolores Landry. Class Fortune —Mabel Ladner and Jesse Cowand. Piano Solo —Rosalie Orth. Class Motto, “Go Forward” — Franklin Ramond. Class Poet —Louis Roberts. Violin Solo—Rosa Maynard. Class Flower, the Rose —Roger Heitzman. Reading—Rosalie Orth. Historian —Eunice Moran. Declamation, “The Veteran and the Flag”—Harry Orth. Pantomime, “America” —By Elmer Frye, Katherine Erwin, Mabel Lad ner, Dolores Landry, Rose Maynard. Valedictory—Katherine Erwin. Awarding of prizes: Scholarship—Won by Katherine Erwin. Attendance —Drawn for by Mabel Ladner, Dolores Landry and Rosalie Orth. Won by Rosalie Orth. Presentation of certificates by Hon. T. E. Kellar, who made a short ad dress to the class. Class Roll: Girls Rosa Maynard, Elmer Frye, Eunice Moran, Rosalie Orth, Dolores Landry, Mabel Ladner, Kath erine Erwin. Boys—. Jesse Cowand, Jos. Noto, Franklin Romond, Harry Orth, Roger Heitzman, Louis Roberts. LOCAL BANK MAN IS SIGNALLY HONORED. Cashier Leo W. Seal, of Hancock County Bank, Receives Recogni tion From the American Bankers’ Association. A local man has been honored. His business ability and prestige has been recognized, and the mantle has fallen well and fittingly. Leo W. Seal, cashier of the Han cock County Bank, of this city, was elected one of the vice presidents of the State groups, representing Mis sissippi, for the American Bankers’ Association, a national organization for bankers. It was while the asso ciation was in session at Jackson this week, after the State Bankers’ Asso ciation had adjourned, that the meet ing was held and the election took place. The compliment is all the greater when it is learned that Mr. Seal was absent wffien his selection was made. REGARDS THE ECHO ONE OF THE BEST. Congressman Paul B. Johnson, writing from Washington, says: “I am always glad to receive The Echo, as I regard it as one of the best weeklies in the State.” A, &G. THEATRE WILL OBSERVE MOTHERS’ WEEK WITH EVENT Management of Local Theatre Show* Regard for “Mothers’ Week and Will Mark the Beginning of Next Week With the Showing of a Won derful Film For Two Consecutive Nights. “OVER THE HILL” FILM FEAT URE TO BE PRESENTED. Picture Shown in New York for $2.00 Will Be Shown in Bay St. Louis for the Price of 40 Cents Special Concession Made—This Simple Yet Wonderful Picture Ha* Shattered Ail Precedents. Ever thoughtful and considerate, and with due deference to the occa sion, the management of the A. & G. Theatre, the “theatre beautiful,” an nounces that Mothers’ Week—begin ning tomorrow and continuing all next week —will be duly observed. For the occasion there will be pre sented on Monday and Tuesday nights a William Fox super feature, based on Will Carleton’s famous poem, “Over the Hill.” This picture comes from a year’s run in New York City, where it was shown at $2.00. At no place will it be exhibited foi less than 55 cents, including war tax, but the management of the A. & G. has been granted a special conces sion, and will’charge 40 cents for adults, including the war tax, 20 cents for children. This is an un usual concession. Witnessing the screen version of Will Carleton’s “Over the Hill,” one can understand why it played one solid year in New York city, and was there seen by more than 1,000,000 people. It picturizes the universal family, and, best of all, the universal mother. Sedate men, austere men, old and young men felt the tremendous urge of its emotion and its sparkling shafts of humor as a harp responds to the musician who plays it, and tears — real, watery tears —rolled down many a cheek which had not been so affected since childhood. The picture is a ten-reel affair, wholesome, clean, inspiring. It is not a great spectacular extravaganza calling for massive settings, gilded scenes or an expensive cast; yet with its homely story, a little old-fashion ed mother, an affectionate but weak willed husband, six kids, a dog and a humble home, it has an appeal which sets the other and more pre tentious showings in the shade. There is a Mothers’ Day feature to it, too, which appeals to welfare workers everywhere, for one is waft ed, as it were, on a magic carpet into one’s own home, and in the warp and woof of the carpet is woven the silver threads of a mother’s great sacrificial, unselfish affection for the “bone.of her bone and the flesh of her flesh,” and through it all there is a song of home that leaves an ache in the heart and a glow in the soul. It brings out the meanness, the pettiness, the cowardice of us; but, thank God, it also shows our fineness, our generosity and our nobility. One cannot help thinking .after seeing the play ,that a man whose Christian mother stands up for him at the Gate will be able to carry on a very good argument with St, Peter. No one should miss “Over the Hill,” which opens in Bay St. Louis next week. It was cast without a star, Mary Carr, who assumed the role of Ma Benton, the mistreated mother, has gained international fame as an actress, and Johnnie Walker, the “black sheep” of the story, has been named a star by William Fox. According to statistics and expert estimates which have come to the New York offices of Mr. Fox, more than 80,000,000 people will have seen the film. Agencies throughout the world have clamored for the priv ilege of distributing it outside of the countries in which Mr. Fox maintains his own organizations. Only recently the Middle East Films, Ltd., closed negotiations for distributing “Over the Hill” in the Orient. England, Japan, China, France, Spain and even Russia, either have seen the picture or will see it in the near future. OYSTERS TO BE PLANTED. Seed oysters will be planted imme diately upon the Biloxi reefs, and shells will be planted upon the Pass Christian and other r eefs under Chief Oyster Inspector Steehling, in order to replenish the supply for the next season. CATTLE TO BE DIPPED EVERY FOURTEEN DAYS General Supervisor Wm. Cain for Hancock County Says Law Must Be Carried Out—Every Owner Must Dip All Cattle—Also Every Head of Cattle Mutt Be Marked at the Dipping Vat—This Will iden tify Your Cattle and Prevent Theft. Dr. William Cain, general super vising inspector for Hancock coun ty, has received official notification from Jackson that all cattle must be dipped every fourteen days, to the very day. The schedules sent out the beginning of the present month will not hold, for the law is very specific and the State is very particular as to its enforcement. It has been noticed, says Dr. Cain, that a number of people have only a number of their cattle dipped and not all. This is a serious offense, and the State as well as the county will not stand for this violation. If it is good for one head to be dipped it must be good for all. And if the county is to be rid of the tick it can not be done unless every head is treated alike. Dr. Cain is simply carrying out his bounden duty when he insists that all cattle be dipped, and he feels that every citizen in Hancock county own ing cattle will co-operate with him. There has been considerable objec tion in some parts of the county to the marking of cattle with dye as they leave the dipping place. This is done, of course, to identify the cat tle that have been dipped, but it serves a double purpose inasmuch many owners live on the county line and cattle crossing over into the for eign territory can be told at a glance, besides it protects the individual owner from theft. Should stock so marked stray away it can thus be easily identified. Every effort is being exerted by Dr. Cain and his local inspectors in helping to get the county rid of the tick, the success of which would mean staying the ravages of the pest and the saving for the people and the county of untold amounts of money. Dr, Cain is more than willing to assist the stock owners with their problems. If in doubt, communicate with him by telephone. He will be glad to advise and to assist. MISS KERGOSIEN ENTERTAINS GRADUATES. Class of Bay High School Delightfully Entertained at “The Beach Gar den” of the Beach Drug Store Last Evening. Following the commencement ex ercises of the Bay High School at the Woodmen auditorium last evening, Miss Clara Kergosien entertained charmingly and delightfully in com pliment to the members of Class ’22. The party was held at the “Beach Garden,” over the waves, of the Beach Drug Store. The delightful place, where the gulf breezes ever blow, had been especially decorated for the occasion, the class colors of purple and gold noted on every side, with a profusion of cut flowers and potted plants. Dainty place cards marked the ta ble location for each guest and served as favors. Refreshments were served and the happy hour was all too fleeting. Miss Kergosien made an ideal hostess and the success of the party was due to her solicitation for the guests’ pleasure and her gracious manner. Those present were: Misses Willie Dill Ansley, Emma Summersgill, Lu vinia Saucier, Messrs. Robert von ■ —— Ipmrutk County Hank. BAY ST. LOUIS, MISS. ( * RESOURCES OVER ONE MILLION DOLLARS. “No Account Too Small to Serve.” f'Each passing year for nearly a quarter of a century the Reliability and Strength of THE HANCOCK COUNTY BANK has com- manded greater and greater attention. Ou r progress and growth has been consistent and substantial and continues so by the confidence of the section served by us. fjOur efforts to render efficient service and courteous treatment has been amply rewarded by our splendid growth. TThe resources of this Bank have increased over Four Hundred Thousand Dollars within the past two years—conclusive proof of the service rendered and the reputation it bears. f[Any service rendered that is not satisfactory to the one served is not ssatisfactory to us. FOUR PER CENT PAID ON SAVINGS AND TIME DEPOSITS. YOUR BUSINESS WILL BE APPRECIATED. iimtrnrk (Emmtg Hank v = —==-■= ■ i Surely, This Doe* Not Apply To You. The fellow who generally find* fault with the town he lives in will bear watching. The fault is generally with the .fellow—not with the town. To knock your town is a reflection on yourself. It generally means you have no friends, no associates, no in* terest. 31ST YEAR—NO. 19. M’CLUER HEADS CITY SCHOOLS AGAIN FOR NEXT YEAR SESSION Board of Trustees in Session Satur day Night Re-Elect Superinten dent Leon McCluer for City Schools, and Miss C. L. Pearson, Principal of Bay High School. RECOGNITION OF EXCELLENT TERM JUST ENDED. Session Just Ended Has Been Har monious and Constructive—One of Best Sessions in School’s History. Miss Hymel to Head Webb School and Miss Breath the Taylo r School. At a meeting of the Board of City School Trustees, held Saturday night, Prof. Leon McCluer was re-elected superintendent of city schools for the session 1922-23, and Miss Cora Lea Pearson was also re-elect* 1 principal fo r Bay High School for n\ .t session. The election was unanimous. The following are the teachers for next term: Central School: Leon McCluer, su perintendent; Miss Cora Lea Pear son, principal; Mrs. W. 0. Sylvester, first assistant; Misses Olga von Droz kowsky, Celine Fayard. R. W. Webb School: Miss Della Hymel, principal; Miss Nina Ladner, assistant. R. W. Taylor School: Miss Rita Breath, principal; Miss Ella Fayard, assistant. Vacancies will be filled at a sub sequent meeting. The re-election of the teachers was a recognition of the successful term ended. It had been one of the most harmonious and constructive in the history of city schools. The attend ance has increased, and the character of the work has been far above the average. The Ray St. Louis city schools have a splendid standing in the State, with high affiliation. Should the attendance continue to increase the building will become all too small, and its dilapidated and possibly unsafe condition warrants a new one. It is hoped that the time is not far distant when the city will be in a position to erect a modern brick building, with basement. The city and its population and constant growth demand such a school build ing. The Echo notes with interest and pleasure the return of Prof. McCluer to head the schools. He and his as sistants have worked hard and it is noteworthy that their efforts have met with such success. . . : m r „ ■■"'■■!>"* .. Ehren and Hammel Jackson, repre senting the class; Prof. Leon McCluer and Miss Cora Lea Pearson, repre senting the High School faculty; Mrs. C. G. Moreau, Miss L. Armstrong. ADDRESSES K. OF C. AT BILOXI. Julius M. Erichsen, who has held every office in Colurnbianism, deliv ered an interesting lecture before Bi loxi Council, Knights of Columbus, Thursday night from an appropriate subject. State Deputy John Schwenck made a report of the State gathering at Laurel. He will go to Atlantic City to the national convention. Members of Biloxi Council will go to New Orleans to participate in the initiatory exercises of the fourth de gree.