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C. G. Moreau, Editor and PublUher. Official Journal of The Board of Supervisors, Hancock County, Miss. Official /ournal of Board of Mayor and Aldermen City of Bay St. Louis MOTHERS’ DAY MAY 14. On next Sunday, May 14, a uni versal celebration will take place in honor of the mothers of the world. This is a fitting tribute of reverence, respect and honor to our mothers. Mothers’ Day originated with Miss Ann Jarvis, of Philadelphia, in 1908, who, at the death of her mother, con ceived the idea of setting aside one day in the year when the nation, as a whole, might unite in paying hom age to motherhood. Since then this beautiful custom has grown and met with favor throughout the world. It is not only a nationally celebrated event, but has become universal, the whole world on this occasion honor ing our mothers. If mother be living, the custom is to don a pink or red flower, and if she has passed to the Great Beyond her memory is commemorated by the wearing of a white flower. The car nation has been adopted as the most appropriate flower to be worn on this occasion. The observance of this occasion is one that is cherished by all moth ers. This is the time when the neg ligent son or daughter remembers to write home, to send flowers or some other token to show love and appre ciation of the one who has meant most to them. Sometimes it’s a tele gram that reassures her of your love; but however small the gift, it is doubly precious to the mother who receives it. FARMERS OF THE FUTURE. At the graduating exercises of the National Farm School, near Doyle town. Pa., when diplomas were awarded to the largest class in its history, the interesting announce ment was made that every one of these young men had already se cured a position, presumably in an occupation where his knowledge of scientific farming and practical agri culture can be put to good account. Of what other school can this be said? It furnishes convincing proof, if any were needed, of the growing importance of the farmer in our na tional life. For many years em phasis has been placed largely on the development of manufacturers in orde r to make America as inde pendent as possible of other coun tries. Since the world war, when our farmers had to raise food not only for our own people but for a large part of Europe as well, much greate r attention has been given to the problems of the farm. vYe arc getting more and more to be an agri cultural nation. And more and more there is an opening for the young man who possesses actual knowledge of modern farming and its methods. With some people the main use in a government is to have something to blame things on. Radio will probably never be pop ular with politicians. There are no wires to be pulled. We can say this for the men who have short chins —they are the most graceful tobacco chewers. It has also been the experience of a pood many people that the wages of sin never skip a pay-day. One sure way for a woman to keep her husband home at night is to ask him to take her some place. The wise candidate is the one who comes out on a platform of more than one spring bonnet a season. If there is a man who thinks he has too much money, our advice is try running a newspaper for a while. As we sec it there’s more “con” than anything else in these world conferences they’ve been holding re cently. At the rate Germany and Russia are printing money the best thing a fellow could own over there is a pa per mill. The meanest man is the one who blames it on the printer because he can’t raise vegetables as pretty as the pictures in the seed catalogues. About the only time we don’t care if the world does pro to the dogs is when we meet a fellow with a lot of perfume on his clothes. It begins to look as though about the only time the Ku Klux Klan gets to wear its uniform any more is when it attends a funeral of one of its members. We have also noticed that the courts of this country seem to be in pretty good repute with people who behave themselves. What has become of the old-fash ioned boy who used to do most of his courting on the way to and from church? W r e see where a New York couple were married in an airplane. That’s not new. Lots of married couples here have their ups and downs. REPUDIATE HARDING ADMINIS TRATION. The defeat last week of Senator New by ex-Senator Beveridge for the Republican nomination in Indiana is regarded in many quarters as a dis tinct repudiation of the Harding ad ministration, though partisans of the President have been quick to discount the adverse majority turned against the erstwhile stahvart champion of the President and the policies of his administration. Mr. Harding has been in power slightly over fourteen months, and if there has been any change for the better during that period it has not become apparent to the American people. The promises and pledges made by the Republican party in the last campaign have not been kept, perhaps, let us charitably say, be cause they could not be kept. Such being the case, the misguided South ern Democrats who voted for Hard ing in a spirit of revenge have poor consolation, indeed, though they have waited patiently these weary months for the uplifting of the “golden horn” and the loosening of the flood of wealth and prosperity they were promised. Mr. Harding is undoubtedly and unquestionably a man of small parts and smaller calibre. He is President because of a political action, and, though he has had ample time in which to make good, he has fallen down on the job sadly. The charge, repeatedly made, that he was han dled by the corporate interests seems well founded, in the light of happen ings since he assumed the reins of power at Washington. That he is incapable of relieving a tense situa tion is now well recognized, and even the liberal and independent voters of his own party, notably in Indiana, are so disgusted with the progress of events that they do not fail to vote against any candidate who bears the ear-marks of the nation’s executive. The signs of the times do not promise well for the Republicans in the coming congressional election. Carried into power two years ago by a record-breaking majority; controll ing both Senate and House by large majorities, it would appear that the day of reckoning is close at hand. Too many voters, it is true, believed the golden promises passed out to them by the oily-tongued Republican spielers. The country w r as undergo ing the natural slump from the tide of high prices to that of normalcy. Human nature is much alike the world over, and people, accustomed to wallowing in a flood of wealth and feeling like bloated millionaires, were disgusted with the changed conditions and voted against the Democratic candidates in resentment. Hence the unparalelled Republican victory. Mr. Harding owes none of his great electoral and popular majority because of his personal popularity or fitness for office. The victim of cir cumstances, he has been clothed with powe rand authority far beyond his ability to handle. The reaction is about to set in, and unless fhe Republicans awake to their failures and blunders of the past year they are facing certain defeat in No vember and a crushing one in 1924. THE FARM BOY. There is a saying that the cities are run by the sons of farmers, and we believe it is largely true. We are also of the opinion that farm life is the greatest training school a man can attend. To a youngster who has handled a plow, milked cows, made hay, threshed wheat and brok en ice in order to get a panful of water, the average city job is noth ing more than play. The boy reared on the farm, or in towns like Bay St. Louis and vi cinity, bucks up against nature and his problem is one of conquering natural forces. The city man bucks up against other human beings, and the prizes go mostly to those who are able to organize men to a com mon purpose. You can fool people, but you can’t fool nature. Yes, and the country boy learns early the habit of work, and the habit remains with him after he has adopted city life. We remember reading once these words “Any city job seems easy after you have worked on a farm.” It has been said that every hon estman in a city has at some time had a level, a square or a plumb-bob in his tool kit. There’s something to it, too, for a man who is in the habit of making things square, plumb and level usually thinks straight. There ought to be same manual training in every city boy’s educa tion. That’s the best way to teach him the need of accuracy. And it would also be a fine thing if every city boy, and every town boy, too, could spend at least a year on a farm. We believe he could* easily sacrifice a year in school for this ex | perience. The State Council of the Knights of Columbus, which has been in ses sion at Laurel, for several days, has adjourned to meet at Natchez, Miss., next year. The following offi cers were elected; Past State deputy, Nicholas Conti, Vicksburg, Miss.; State deputy, John Swenck, Biloxi; State secretary, Carroll C. Adams, Meridian; State treasurer, G. O. Kornadoffer, Natchez; State advo cate, C. S. Street; State warden, H. G. Peters, Jackson; State chaplain, Rev. John Pendergast, Natchez; al ternates to National Council, John Ballen, Vicksburg; E. Desporte, Jr., Biloxi. A DRASTIC LAW. The recent session of the Missis sippi Legislature enacted a most drastic law relative to the drawing of checks, as follows: Section 1. Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Missis sippi, that if any person shall make, issue and deliver to another person, for value, any check, draft or order on any bank or other depository and thereby obtain from such other per son any credit, money, goods or other property of value, and have no funds or have insufficient funds, on deposit to his credit in said bank or depository with which such check, draft or order may be paid, and same shall not be paid by such bank or depository on presentation, he shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, if the amount of the check, draft or order be under twenty-five dollars ($25.00), and, upon conviction thereof, he shall be fined not less than the amount of usch check, draft or order and not exceeding one hun dred dollars ($100.00), or impris onment in the county jail not less than one day nor more than thirty days, or both fine and imprisonment, at the discretion of the court; and if the amount of the check, draft or order shall be twenty-five dollars ($25.00) or more, he shall be guilty of a felony, and on conviction shall be imprisoned in the penitentiary not less than six months nor more than two years, and the drawer of such check, draft or order shall be prosecuted in the county in which he delivers the same, or in the coun ty of the bank or depository on which it is drawn, w’herever prosecu tion may be first begun. Provided, how'ever, that if the person who makes, issues, and de livers any such check, draft o r or der shall, within ten days from the time he receives written notice of the non-payment of such check, draft or order, pay the same, together with all lawful protest fees, inter est and damages, if any, he shall not be prosecuted under this act, and any prosecution that may have been begun within the time above men tioned, shall, if payment of such check, draft or order, protest fees, interest and damages, if any, be made as aforesaid, be dismissed on payment of the costs of prosecution, by defendant. Said written notice may be given by said bank or other depository, or by the payee or drawee in said check, draft or order, or by any officer who shall protest same. And the mailing, postpaid to the postoffice address of the maker, or drawer of such check, draft or order, shall be prima facie evidence of the receipt of such notice. That this act take effect and be in force on and after May Ist, 1922. Approved March 7th, 1922. WHAT THE PAPERS SAY. Occasionally someone says that he does not care what is said about him in the newspapers. He is a liar. Our experience has been that people who say that they do not care are the one who care the most. Almost without exception people like to have their names in the paper if compli mentary things are said about them. And without exception no one wants anything published about him that in any way reflects on his conduct, habits, ability, character or reputa tion. Some people are more sensi tive than others, but there is no one, unless he has sunk so low that he has lost all decency and self-respect, who does not hate to have unpleas ant things put in the paper about him. We heard recently of a man right close to Bay St. Louis who said that he did not care what the papers said about him, that when they did say anything that he did not read it. We will lay a little bet that while this man is so stingy that he never buys a paper, that there has never been anything published about him that he has not in some way got hold of the paper and read it; that having read it, if it is derogatory to him, that he calls the editor all the mean lames of which he can think; that he will never overlook an opportu nity to abuse the editor, but that he will never have the courage to say anything to the editor. It is because that they know the publication of derogatory statements hut their feelings and the feelings of their friends, that editors often say nothing about such matters in the papers. But do not believe anyone who tells you that he does not care what the papers say about him. The Biloxi City Commission will | shortly drill an artesian well at the Naval Reserve Park, also establish ing there a drinking fountain and bathing pool for the accommodation of visiting automobile tdurists and others who frequent the place. HOSPITAL DEDICATED. The new Yazoo hospital was dedi cated Sunday afternoon, it having just been finished during the last week. Visitors were admitted at the opening with more than 300 people attending the dedication. HOUSE HIT THREE TIMES. During an electric storm at Tisho mingo last week lightning struck the house occupied by Charley Prim. No serious damage was done and the oc cupants escaped injury, but this is the third time within the last five years that this same house has been struck by lightning. WATCH OUT FOR HIM. When you hear a Bay St, Louis man talking about how good he is— watch him. Straight, honest men do not need to advertise the fact. If a man has conducted himself so that there is no reason to doubt him, he does not nave to remind you of the tact. Why brag about being hon est? If you have to boast about it, it must be a different kind of hon esty from what most people have. A true-blue man never had to teil his friends of his loyalty, for evi dence is stronger than words, and time tells the story. Never a flim flammer yet who did not try first to convince his proposed victim that lie was honest. Naturally he pro vides some alleged proofs that seem above suspicion—for the crook al ways knows that he must first gain confidence before he can play his game. So, keep an eye on the fellow who has to advertise his honesty—it usually isn’t the brand of honesty that you are best acquainted with, or the kind that will help you after you have become acquainted with it. A GOOD ARGUMENT. We heard a Bay St. Louis man advance a mighty good argument a few days ago when he declared that “anything that is worth owning is worth insuring.” Almost every week we read in our exchanges where a farmer lost his house or barn, and that it was not covered by insur ance. We should never allow our selves to lose sight of the fact that fire protection is not as efficient in the smaller towns as it is in the cities, where they have modern ap paratus and well-paid firemen. And protection from fire in rural districts is even less than it is in the small towns. In fact, hardly once in a hundred times is it possible to save a farm house or barn, once the flames have gained headway. The farmer can’t maintain a properly equipped farm and a fire depart ment, too. Even in town, where it is necessary to depend upon volun teer firemen, the danger is far too great to be overlooked. The gentle man was right when he declared that anything that is worth owning is worth insuring. MONEY MADE IN BASKETS. Honeysuckle Vines, Pine Needles Used for Profit. Wiggins, Miss., May 7. —A profit of over S2OO is reported by one South Mississippi girl from the mak ing and marketing of fancy baskets, while agents of the A. and M. Col lege report that S7OO was cleared by this work in all the counties that have undertaken it. In most instances the work is done under the direction of home demonstration agents and the ma terials used are honeysuckle vines, pines needles and willow, all ma terials which grow abundantly and are free for the gathering. The baskets have been exhibited before bazaars, State fairs and bus iness conventions, with the result that a steady market is being found for all that can be made from flor ists, candy makers and dealers in novelties. They bring about $1.70 wholesale. As the materials are strong and light, the baskets are durable and when filled with fancy fruits or flow r ers enhance the manu facturers’ sales considerably. The art of weaving baskets from pine needles has been developed so extensively that there is now a ready sale for cured pine needles tied in half-pound packages. One South Mississippi girl living in Jackson county sold last season S3O w r orth of pine needles from which baskets were w r oven. A candy factory in New Orleans has placed an order with a South Mississippi woman for 100 pine needle baskets at $1.50 each. The honeysuckle baskets are un usually attractive and lacelike in weave and texture. Biloxi fire losses in seventeen months total $6,000. An average of 52 alarms are answered each year in Biloxi, including a number of grass fires. Um m a ** ll^^ s almost unknown Bp Mg A sweeping verdict for QUALITY TALENT GIVES CONCERT AT PASS CHRISTIAN. The Bay-Waveland Concert Company Scores Another Success —Plenty of Local Talent and All “Making Good." On Thursday, May 4th, the Bay- Waveland Concert Party gave an other concert at Pass Christian. With one exception, all the members were present, and in addition the Misses Featherstone and Roberts ably as sisted at the piano. Owing to the weather the audi ence was not as large as it might have been, but what it lacked in quantity was made up in quality and the program seemed to just fit. Miss Lillith Ansley gave two readings and was as usual at her best. Miss Slaymaker’s impersonation of the American doughboy in “Kissed by a Man” was excellent. Miss Ruth Day, vocal soloist, did her best and the audience made her come back and do it again. Miss Grace Feather stone, besides giving a reading, was kept so busy at the piano as accom panist that she may as -well have re mained on the stage. Miss Eunice Roberts, daughter of Rev. Roberts, gave two piano solos that were real classics. She is a fine pianist. Mrs. Harding, Miss Harding and Col. Ar nold, of Pass Christian, also assisted and were well received. Mr. W. H. G. Slaymaker, with Rastus, in a ven triloquical sketch, went “over the top.” Rastus objected to an encore, but was finally persuaded to return. His emotions, however, got the best of him and the audience was unde cided to laugh at him or cry with him. The laughs predominated. Mr. Slaymaker also entertained with sev eral humorous songs that were well received. Thanks are due Miss Nell Sum mersgill for her able management of the business end of the entertain ment. Requests have been received from other communities for con certs. We appreciate the fact that we have such a supply of local talent and hope that they will be as suc cessful in the future as in the past. Miss Summersgill will be glad to hear from any others who are will ing to assist. Her address is Wave land, Miss. EDITOR LOSES WIFE, M rs. S. H. Aby, wife of the vener able S. H. Aby, editor of the Crystal Springs Meteor, died suddenly at the family residence Tuesday night, Mrs. Aby, who was 81 years old, was in her usual health all of Monday and retired feeling well, but was awak ened about 10 o’clock suffering with difficult breathing and in a few min utes aftenvards passed away. MORE RAILROAD EMPLOYMENT. Men who have been laid off for six and seven months are being re instated by the Illinois Central Rail road shop at McComb City and indi cations are that 300 will be put back to work within the next month. PROFESSIONAL CARDS. GEX & WALLER. ATTORNEYS AT LAW. Merchants Bank Bunding. BAY ST. LOUIS, MISSISSIPPI. DR. J. A. EVANS. DENTIST. Hours; 9 to 12, 1:30 to 6. Hancock County Bauk Building, Telephone No. 34. BAY ST. LOUIS. - - - MISS ROBT. L. GENIN, ATTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT LAW, Practices in all Courts. BAY ST. LOUIS, MISS. DR. WILLIAM CAIN, VETERINARY HOSPITAL. Bay-Kiln Road. P. O. Box 23. Phone 115 BAY ST. LOUIS, MISSISSIPPI. EMILE J. GEX, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW. Practices in all Local, District and i Federal Courts. Children Cry for Fletcher's //m A s| HP H ak |W f M^ The Kind You Have Always Bought, and which has been in use for over thirty years, has borne the signature of jf - on the wrapper all these years just to protect the coming v^s xS7X/'£uc*u4£ generations. Do not be deceived* All Counterfeits, Imitations and **Just-as-good” are but Experiments that trifle with and endanger the health of Infants and Children —Experience against Experiment. Never attempt to relieve your baby with a remedy that you would use for yourself, . What is CASTORIA Castoria is a harmless substitute for Castor Oil, Paregoric, Drops and Soothing Syrups. It is pleasant. It contains neither Opium, Morphine nor other narcotic substance. Its age is its guarantee. For more than thirty years it has been in constant use for the relief of Constipation, Flatulency, Wind Colic and Diarrhoea; allaying Feverishness arising therefrom, and by regulating the Stomach and Bowels, aids the assimilation of Food; giving healthy and natural sleep# The Children’s Comfort —The Mother’s Friend GENUINE CASTORIA ALWAYS In Use Fop Over 30 Years The Kind You Have Always Bought THE CENTAUR COMPANY. NEW C “CHERRYLAND.” “Cherryland,” a picture produced by the International Harvester Com pany, which shows how the cherries which appear in our markets in the early summer are grown, will be shown at the A. & G. Theatre on May 15th, To show what modern fruit cul ture can be made, how many techni cal and scientific processes are in volved in it and how these are ap plied in practice is the educational purpose behind it. Japan is often thought of as the and of cherries, and if it was not for the tractors, cultivators and other advanced machinery shown in oper ation, one might almost think in watching the picture that he w’as looking at one taken in those far away islands. There are a surprising number of processes involved in cherry produc tion as shown, these including not only the planting of the orchards, but fertilization, cultivating and praying, all done by advanced agri cultural machinery and various pro cesses involved in shipping the goods. xw. ,atu AaTV'USUV TKT3M naCIWJBR IMi -&iUm'>l.<iG' 'TXMB</*.r .VUISMMni i I \ %^4s^ir v K /the UN3VERS/U. CAR Wfl ••<, I ' “( r ''T'i: ' I Pride <f Oimership j THE Ford Touring Car has brought to the farm homes of the country more real plea sure, comfort and convenience than perhaps any Other one thing. It has enabled the farmer and his family to mingle With friends, attend church, neighborhood func tions, and enjoy the many pleasantries that abound in country life. Truly the Ford car with its low cost of operation and maintenance, its usefulness and efficiency, has been a boon to the American farmer. Your order should be placed at once if you wish to avoid delay in delivery. EDWARDS BROTHERS’ Authorized Ford Dealers, BAY SAINT LOUIS, MISSISSIPPI. This is one of the series of pic tures which the Southern Railway System, the Louisville and Nashville Railroad, the Georgia, Atlanta and West Point and Western of Alabama Railroads, and the Southern Bell and Cumberland Telephone and Tele graph Companies are producing and exhibiting through the Southeast in combination with Southern Enter prises, Incorporated. CHANCERY SUMMONS—NO. 2525. In the Chancery Court of Hancock County, Mississippi. Ex-Partee; ) Dr. Henry C. Lochte and ) Mrs. Dorothea Lochte Schneider,) Complainants. ) To the Heirs at Law of Henry F. Lochte and Mrs. Clara Korker Lochte, deceased; and if said heirs at law be not living, then to their heirs at law: — You are commanded to appear be fore the Chancery Court of Hancock county, Mississippi, on the fourth Monday of May, A. D. 1922, to de fend the suit in said court of Dr. Henry C. Lochte and Frs. Dorothea Schneider, wherein you are defend ants. This 2Uth day of April, A. D. 1922. (SEAL.) A. A. KERGOSIEN, Clerk of the Chancery Court of Han cock County, Mississippi. .