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C. G. Moreau, Editor and Publisher. Official Journal of The Board of Supervisors, Hancock County, Miss. Official Journal of Board of Mayor and Aldermen City of Bay St. Louis FOR FIRE CALL TELEPHONE NO. 156. FOR POUND KEEPER CALL TELEPHONE 142, broadcastings! Another thing this country needs is a good nickel cigar that sells for five cents. Nothing takes the joy out of a woman’s life quicker than seeing an other woman wearing a hat just like hers. And among other beautiful words in the English language we might point to these: “Pay to the Order Of.” Another nice thing about wearing an old overcoat is you don’t have to worry about somebody stealing it. What the average father would like to see is shoestrings for kids that would last as long as the shoes. Maybe you hadn’t notice it, but we long ago passed the stage where a new Ford in town constitutes a news item. About all some fellows have to do to get ready for winter is change their underwear to a little heavier variety. A woman can powder a shiny nose —but a man can’t do the same thing with a shiny pair of trousers. If you think talk changes any votes, look what happened to most of the women candidates in the recent election. It used to he that along about this time of year we commenced to talk about the water wagon. Now it’s the coal wagon that interests us most. A woman’s idea of getting revenge on the woman who fails ot invite her to a party is to give a party herself and not send the catty old thing an invitation. The Sultan of Turkey has been chased away from home. A man with as many wives as he had shouldn’t care. More than one man who was will ing to die for a girl before he got her wishes afterwards he had. Your photo makes a good Christ mas present. The fellow you give it to can’t give it away. A Kentucky editor says the Golden Rule would settle everything. But look at the fellows it would put out of business. Many a man is wondering what has become of the days when he got three years out of an overcoat. It has been our observation that the man who gets by on his looks nev er gets very far. BETTER FARMING BY THE FU TURE FARMERS. Even though it be near the holi days and everyone is thinking along that line just now, it is also true that farmers and those interested in bet ter farming should think some about the beginning of the new year which will soon be here. Every school teacher, every busi ness man, and specially those of our State, which is practically an agricul tural State, should lend every hand possible to better farming, better home making, and better citizenship. This last, better citizenship, can be made best from the boys and girls of this day and those boys and girls in our schools. Here the teacher has a great opportunity to do lasting good, and should be vitally interested in all matters which pertain to education in its highest sense. One of the greatest educational features of the day, which can be and should be taught in our schools, and especially in our rural schools, is this subject of better farming, and get the child fully awake to the fact that we need better farms, better live stock, better homes, better culti vation, and when all this comes we have a better citizenship, for it will bring prosperity to our communities and when we have prosperity every thing has a better mind to do good. Teachers can not render a better service than to organize a boys’ agri cultural club and get in touch with the Boys’ Club Division, Extension Department, of your A. & M. Col lege, at A. & M. College, Mississippi, and get some information on this. Every boy in the community between the ages of 10 and 18 years, on or before January 1, should be a mem ber. This club should be organized with a real live, wide-awake club leader, and regular meetings held. The Club Department will furnish in formation from time to time on this subject. ' ♦ Let us not neglect our boys on the farm and thus allow our agriculture to decay! PAT HARRISON CRITICISES AD MINISTRATION. x ————— Senator Harrison believes in speak ing out in meeting. He never lets an opportunity go by without em bracing it to tell just what he thinks. In the Senate, this week, he said that body had done “just four things. These will go down in history. “One was an extraordinary propo sition,” reports the Associated Press, “and one which the American people welcomed, namely, the swearing in of a woman for the first time in the his tory of the American Congress as a senator from the State of Georgia. Another was equally welcomed by the American people and was more welcomed by senators on the other side of the aisle (the Republican side), and that was the resignation of Mr. Newberry. The other two propositions that came before the Congress were mat ters that wore not offered in good faith, that were attempted here in a sham battle, in order to obtain col ored voles throughout the country — the Dyer >.nti-lynching bill, which all senators on the other side knew was dead at the moment it was born, and the Liberian loan proposition, during consideration of which we saw sena tors on the other side, like the king of France with 40,000 men, march up the hill and then march down again. By votes furnished by the Republican majority, the Liberian loan was sent back to the sleep that knows no awakening.” Senator Harrison declared that to accomplish “these four things,” the taxpayers were forced to pay the ex pense of an extra session, and added that now this piece of infamous leg islation proposes to saddle another $875,000,000 on their backs. _ The Democratic attack was con tinued by Senator Stanley, Kentucky, who described the ship bill as “a measure in behalf of a few people,” and as evidence of what he contended was a general departure from the government’s founding principles of “special privileges to none and equa!. rights to all.” Senator Harrison knows whereof he speaks. He has the courage of his convictions, and he never fails to speak out in open meeting. His can dor is refreshing at all times. CAREFUL, NOW! During December and January the United States government is to pay back to the people of this country millions of dollars in redemptipn of War Savings Stamps bought five years ago. Several thousand dollars of the general sum will come into Bay St. Louis and vicinity. These millions represent a consid erable part of the savings of our peo ple, and as savings should be care fully guarded. The money paid by the government should be immediate ly re-invested where it will start working again to bring in dividends to the investor. And, for the very reason that most of the holders of War Savings Stamps will re-invest their money in some other dividend paying proposition, their money is in danger. For already dishonest promoters are at work getting ready to harvest their crop of suckers from among those to whom the government is making payments. All sorts of fake stocks and bonds, promising big re turns, will soon flood the market, and worthless, although pretty, paper will be foisted upon an unsuspecting pub lic. • So, be careful how you re-invest your money. Don’t expect to find a safe investment that will pay you ex tra large interest returns, for you can’t get something for nothing in this old world, you know. Better take less interest and keep your capital, than take promises of getting rich quick and lose your all. If you are in doubt about the value of maing an investment, ask any banker and take his advice. For we are sure he will advise you right. Either local bank, the Hancock or the Merchants, will be glad to consult and advisev The active heads of either bank will frankly and reliably tell you how best to invest. If you care not for invest ment in the bank and rather go on the outside, they will not hesitate to advise. But, by all means, deal with people you know. Avoid strangers. Eschew stocks; avoid bonds no one at home knows anything about. A BOY’S PECULIARITIES. If you want to wreck a boy’s life, force him to hold his baby sister for half an hour each day and he’ll be come broken in spirit and will fade away and wither into an invalid be yond cure. If the young fellow is not imposed on in this manner he will grow and develop into a strong, healthy man, and when grown can sit and hold on his lap for hours without tiring a girl weighing all the way from 120 to 180 pounds. It is strange, but it is so, and we can quote a num ber of instances to prove that the theory is correct. A boy can run all day while at play, travel for miles and never think about being tired. But it is an awful punishment to re quire him to run two blocks on an errand. once knew a young man who walked seventeen miles to see his girl, but he couldn’t stand it to follow a plow two hours. Another young fellow walked four miles across fields to “hook” watermelons, but several blocks was too far for him to walk to church. Yes, sir—boys are certainly peculiar. SENSIBLE GIVING. One of the most hopeful signs of progress we have noted around Bay St. Louis is the inclination of our people to get away from the old cus tom of giving a lot of useless junk for Christmas, presents that, are at tractive to the eye, but serve no use ful purpose. More and more those who make gifts find that the greatest enjoyment to both those who give and those who receive comes from something service able. Articles of clothing make the best gifts of all, though, of course, for the fair sex articles of jewelry come under this head. No man ever had too many socks* or shirts or hand kerchiefs but he welcomed-the gift of a few more. And woman—heaven bless her —seems to “never have any thing fit to wear” when a special oc casion presents itself. That" is why something pretty as well as useful in woman’s wear makes the ideal pres ent. Insofar as the children are con cerned, we must always, of course, cater to their love for toys and can dies and the things which to us ap pear significant but which are the big gest things in the world to them. Yet the tendency to give children yseful books and toys which instruct as well as amuse is growing stronger with each succeeding Christmas. It is easy to spend the holiday money sensibly, if you’ll only make up your mind to do so. And you’ll get a lot more pleasure out of ex penditure, too, when you know that the gift is proving serviceable to someone. Price tags do not fix the value of a gift. Sensible people do not figure that the best gift, the most appropriate and the most serviceable is the one that costs the most. All of which helps to make the holiday buy ing easier, and gets us a step further along on the road to economy add good sense. - AN OLD ONE ANSWERED. A newspaper advertisement spread over four columns caused a riot in New York a few days ago. The ad. appeared on Monday, giving special prices on women’s suits, coats and dresses. At 7:30 o’clock Tuesday morning the policeman on duty was compelled to telephone for help in handling the crowd. At noon 50 po licemen were doing what they could to keep order among the 5,000 wom en that were storming the entrance of the already over-crowded store. The same condition prevailed through out the day. We do not know any thing about the values the store was offering, but we do know that the copy pulled and demonstrated what every business man in Bay St>. Louis should know—that newspaper adver tising is read more carefully today than ever before and that the direct results from such advertisements are up to the advertiser and not the newspaper. The newspaper proves its power to create business every time the advertiser gives it an oppor tunity—it has the readers, they are ready to become interested, and all that is needed is a truthful, timely message. BETTER TRAINING FOR THE BOYS AND GIRLS. Every rural community should have a live boys’ and girls’ agricul tural club. Fathers, mothers, school teachers, business and professional men can do their community no bet ter service than to help in the organ ization of one of these clubs. Mississippi is and always will be an agricultural State. What her future agriculture is going to be depends on the present boys and girls-- If our ideals are set upon better farms, bet ter homes, the best type of rural schools and churches, with strong co operation on the part of community citizenship, better roads, greater county and State wealth, attention has got to be given to the education of the junior citizenship. No better practical training can be given any where than iij one of the agricultural clubs that is under the supervision of the State Agricultural Extension Force and the county agents working in co-operation with superintendents of education. Therefore, your atten tion is again called to the time from j January 1 to January 15, 1923, which has been set apart as club enrollment week. Every boy and girl between the ages of 10 and 18 should enroll in one or more of the clubs; every community that has not a community club should organize one and give its boys and girls a chance to share i equally with other boys and girls the j great opportunity they now have for' practical training for future citizen- I ship. IT SOON PILES UP. We met a young fellow on the streets of Bay St. Louis the other day who had solved the problem of Christmas money so nicely that we can’t resist telling our readers about it. He works a few miles from town and it isn’t possible for him to get to the bank every week. So early last January he hit upon the idea of asking his employer to hold out two dollars of his wages each week until he asked for it. The employer did so, glad of the opportunity to use the money himself. A couple of weeks ago the young man asked for his back pay, and received it in a lump sum. Not only that, but his employ er, recognizing the fact that he had had the use of the money, added in t|£st to it at the rate of 6 per cent. MARSHALL BELIEVES IN THE SOUTH. “Destiny of America in Hands Pare Americanism of South”—^Praises Mississippians. a .I,. un,■ - Washington, D. C.‘, Dec. 13. —That the South is the Home of the Ameri can republic, was declared by former Vice President Thomas R. Marshall in an informal address to the Missis sippi Society last night. Hardly had the applause hat greeted his first ref erence to the Southland subsided be fore he renewed the demonstration with another ringing sentence, “The destiny of the nation is in the hands of the pure Americanism of the South and not wdth the babble of tongues that is confounding the cities of the East. You people of the South once tried to dissever the Union. But I say now that the hope of the survival of the republic is the South.” Wall Against Radicalism. Mr. Marshall then explained that the purest English speaking and Eng lish thinking strain which for cen turies has stood for the greatest measure of freedom and liberty was preserved in the South as in no other section of the United States, and that the day was not far away when these descendants of the traditional pre servers and defenders of Democratic ideals and believers in conversation in government and social order would stand as a stone wall to turn back the time of “wild-eyed” radicalism now threatening in the “hideous” form of Bolshevism, Mr. Marshall was given another ovation when he “spoke his heart and mind” about Mississippi’s senior sen ator, John Sharp Williams. “I know r something of the men now occupying seats in the United Seates Senate,” he declared, “and I know something about the men who have, in days gone by, served in that eminent body, and what I am going to say is not in disparagement of any senator living or dead. It is my de liberate judgment and carefully formed opinion that for comprehen sive knowledge of the political history of the world, of the origin of races and nationalities and the science of never had a superior in the Senate. I will say also that for sustained elo quence, sustained logic and sustained : strength in debate, he is without an | equal in any legislative body in the wmrld. And a remarkable fact in this connection is that he is always ready.” Another pleasing reference by Mr. Marshall was to Senator Harrison’s speeches in Indiana during the recent campaign. He said that the junior Mississippi senator struck-blows in that State which staggered the enemy and contributed effectively to the vic tory won by Governor Ralston in his race against Beveridge for the Sen government, John Sharp Williams has ate. THE DEFINITIONS OF A GOOD SPORT. Fourteen Points of Good Sportsman ship. —————— * AGood Sport— 1. Plays fair at all times. Does not cheat. 2. Plays hard to the end. Does not quit. Is not “yellow.” | 3. Keeps his head. Does not lose his temper even j though wronged. I 4. Plays for the joy of playing and for the success of his team. Does not play for money or other reward. 5. Is a good team worker. Does not play to the grandstand. 6. Keeps training rules. Does not abuse his bcrdy. 7. Obeys coach or captain. Does not shirk. 8. Does his best in all school work. Does not rifeglect his studies. 9. Backs his team in every honest way. Does not bet —Does not think it necessary to show loyalty. 10. Gives his opponent a square deal. Does not take any technical ad- 1 vantages and treats visiting players as guests. 11. Is respectful to officials, accepts adverse decisions graciously". Never blames officials for defect. Does not “crab.” 12. Congratulates winner when he loses. Gives opponent full credit. Learns to correct his i faults through his failures. Does not show his disappoint ment. Is not a “sorehead.” Does not “alibi.” Does not make excuses. 13. Is generous, modest and consid erate when he wins. Does not boast, crow or rub it in. 14. Is true to his highest ideal at all times. Does nothing unworthy of a gen tleman and a 100 per cent American. —R, P. L, N. Y. CLEAN UP PECAN ORCHARDS. Serious Pests Spend Winter in Dead Twigs and Hulls. So much damage was done in Mis sissippi pecan groves this year by the pecan shuckworm and the hickory twig girdler that the State Plant Board, A. & M. College, is advising pecan growers to rake up and burn all empty hulls, dead limbs, twigs and other trash under the trees. Some growers state that 90 per cent of their nuts were lost this year on account of the shuckworm. This pest spends the winter in the dry hulls and becomes a grown moth in the spring, laying eggs on the young nuts, which fall as soon as the worm bores inside. These young nuts that fall in the spring should also be burned in order to lesen the number of the fall generation. Burning the limbs and twigs under all pecan, hickory and persimmon trees is important as a control for the hickory twig girdler which did con siderable damage this year. The eggs are laid in the twigs, which are then cut off smoothly, as the insect must develop in dead wood. Unless these dead limbs and twigs are burned, the grown girdlers will come out the next spring and summer and repeat the damage of the previous year. If a young man in a rural district, away from a bank, can do this, how much easier is it for those w r ho live in town to slip a dollar or two a week into a “sinking fund” -that will meet all their requirements at the holiday time’ It is worth consid ering, and can be tried out by every man who wants to learn the first easy lessons in saving.— HIGHER ’PHONE RATES JAN. IST. Game Warden Case Not Yet Acted on By Supreme Court. The new telephone rates, caused by the advance granted by the State Railroad Commission to the Cumber land Telephone and Telegraph Com pany, will become effective January 1 and plans are now going forward by the telephone company to establish its Mississippi headquarters in Jackson and improve facilities throughout the State, according to an announcement. With the transfer of headquarters for the State from New Orleans to Jackson, approximately one hundred new employes will be assigned to Jackson, it was stated. The telephone rate hearing, which has extended over a period of four years, having first started in 1918, has been exceedingly expensive for both sides, it was stated, the State alone paying out about $30,000 in fighting the proposed advance, but under the terms of the agreement the telephone company has agreed to shoulder this expense itself. ■ ■■ ■ ■ ■■■■ 4 Game Warden Case Delayed. Contrary to expectations, the case of State Game Warden Brantley has not as yet been brought before the Supreme Court for reopening, and it will probably be carried over the Christmas holidays. Brantley seeks restoration of his office following a ruling by the Supreme Court declar ing the initiative and referendum clause unconstitutional. It was under this clause that Brantley’s office was abolished. Methodists Want $40,000. Methodists of Mississippi have been asked to raise $40,000 as their part of the centenary fund of $30,000,000 which that denomination is now en gaged in getting together throughout the nation, according to Secretary W. D. Hawkins, of the Centenary Move ment for the Mississippi Conference, In a statement at Jackson Secretary Hawkins stated that a special plea will accompany requests for dona tions to the fund in the shape of an urging to prospective donors that they give their portion as a Christ mas present for foreign lands. Second in Health Contest. Mississippi’s representatives at the canning contest, held in connection with the International Livestock Show r , at Chicago, last week, failed to win the coveted chance to repre sent the United States in canning demonstration work in France, but Miss Willie Stribling, one of the State’s entry of two, won second prize in the national health contest, with a grade of 96. A Tennessee girl was first, with 96.65. Miss Ruby Trigg was associated with Miss Strib ling. Lumber Company Wins Case. The State Supreme Court reversed and dismissed the case of the Edward Hines Yellow Pine Trustees against the State of Mississippi, in which the former, along with an individual, had been charged wdth operating a gam bling house. The lower court had as sessed a monetary fine un the defend ants, with a lien on their property. The higher tribunal ruled that the litigation was rather ambiguous in that it did not state whether the de fendants was a corporation, an indi vidual or anything else. 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The Children’s Comfort —The Mother’s Friend GENUINE CASTORIA ALWAYS In Use For Over 30 Years The Kind You Have Always Bought THE CENTAUR COMPANY, NEW YORK CITY. r ■ ■ - NOW IS THE TIME To Order Your |COA L. I I WE ONLY HAVE A LIMITED AMOUNT. WEIGHT GUARANTEED. BM ICE, LIGHT I BOTTLING IRKS. * I Phone 28. V -i \ — r BAY ST. LOUIS, MISS. TELEPHONE 156 V . Monti Bros., DEALERS IN Hardware, Paints, Oils, Glass, Mill Supplies and Auto Accessories, Gasoline and Auto Oils, Auto Storage, Sporting Goods ***********:^**** . Agents for BUICK and DODGE EROS. ALE OS and U. S. L, BATTERIES. FULL LINL OF FORD PARTS BATTERIES RECHARGED. GENERAL REPAIR SHOP. vi ■ - (the bay hotel The Pickwick) Under new ownership and new management. Thoroughly Renovated. Our Dining Room Is Opened to the Public. DAILY DINNER A Specialty. Come in and Try a Meal. Hotel Now Opened. Every Accommodation and Consideration For Guests. The Bay Hotel, Bay St. Louis, Miss. WRITE OR ASK FuR RATES. J *-■ - _ =?V Now is a good time to select your Boots, Shoes or Slippers for Fall and Winter wear. 1 We have Shoes for all kinds of weather, <1 HO P and at a ran & e of P ric es that will also fit I 1 LrfsU your pocketbook. DRESS New Dress Materials are here. Pretty pat terns, that will give good service—bought before the rail strike offered an excuse for advance in wholesale prices. Come in be fore this stock has been sold down to the point where only short lengths remain. P(~) D MF N For clones that will stand hard usage, as well as serviceable clothes for “dress-up” A W[) occasions, we have something to satisfy I every man and boy in this section. The same holds good in Fall Underwear, Stockings, Socks, Shirts, Hats, Caps, etc. WE ARE OUTFITTERS FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY BUY IT HERE AND BANK THE DIFFERENCE THE STORE OF HONEST VALUES. JOS. O. MAUFFRAY, 9 BAY ST. LOUIS, MISS. r„