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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. The chap who believes two can live as cheaply as one changes his argu ment when he sees a married man’s bills coming in. The trouble with too many of our people is they think the best place to make money is some other place. Our idea of a rattling good time would be to get a dog and name him “Taxes” and then tie a tin can to his tail. Maybe you didn’t know it, but a girl likes to be caught getting kissed just as much as she pretends not to. The forehanded man who intends to turn over anew leaf on January I also lays in a supply of blotters. China’s boy emperor recently mar ried a girl whose face he had never seen. If our American girls don’t quit using powder and paint Ameri can boys will be doing the same thing. The sensible man always picks out something for his wife for Christmas that she can’t throw. Mexico’s president denies he was killed in the recent riots down there. But you can’t always believe every thing you hear from Mexico. Here are two short but sensible New Year resolutions —Resolve to subscribe to your home town paper and resolve to tell your borrowing neighbor to do the same thing. Our idea of an experienced wife is the woman who can make over a last year’s coat and make such a mess of it that her husband has to buy her anew one. Jack Dempsey says he can lick any man in the world on short notice. We sometimes feel the same way, Jack. Mrs. Santa Claus must lead an awfully disagreeable life, with her husband at home a whole year wait ing for Christmas Eve. For a few weeks to come more than one man will be wondering how many miles he is going to get out of his Christmas socks. From reading the daily papers one would conclude that the grim reaper has traded his scythe for an auto mobile. It isn’t so hard to love your neigh bor, as the Bible tells you to. Unless he refuses to laugh at your jokes. Before marriage, every girl should test her sweetheart’s disposition by making him carry a mattress up stairs. We often wonder how England got by without America’s help before America was discovered. There appears to be two sides to the spillway proposition from that point of view which affects the Mis sissippi Coast oyster industry. Like every question, it has its pros and cons. Now, despite the avalanche of protests against the spilhvay on the plea muddy waters from the Missis sippi will ruin the oyster grow'th, comes the theory the fresh w'ater and silt are necessary admixtures for the health and propagation of the bivalve, according to Major Kerr, president State Board of Engineers at New' Or leans. We will not doubt such an eminent mind, but the majority ot the people in Bay St. Louis and else where along the Coast w r ill unite in our humble opinion that we rather not take the risk. “AIN’T NATURE GRAND?” A Michigan man recently paid the sum of $50,000 for a strawberry plant which he bought from an lowa grower. There’s a saying about na ture being grand, but that isn’t what made this one strawberry plant worth $50,000 to the Michigan man, who declares he got a rare bargain, though most Bay St. Louis citizens may promptly declare he was “stung.” Nature never produced a fruit or a vegetable worth that much money un til the brain of man got to working and made possible its improvement and development. Few of the fruits or vegetables we eat today were fit to eat until the brain of man worked on them, and cultivated them. It is so with all the things which nature has provided to sustain life. Man has, through his peristent work in breed ing larger and better varieties, brought about varieties such as the $50,000 strawberry plant. Nature is wonderful—but no more so than the brain of man. THE SEASON OF CHRISTMAS. - Again the Spirit of Christmas is in the air. There is a softening of hearts one toward another; there is anew flash of happiness in the eyes; anew firmness is felt in the grip of our daily handshakes; something again seems to whisper to us that we are in the midst of a season so sacred that it is not to be compared with any other time of year. From that time almost two thousand years ago when the One whose birth we are soon to celebrate stood upon the Mount and gave to humanity anew rule —a Golden Rule —the approach of Christmas finds the whole world with a song upon its lips. Men may war against men; disease may sweep vast sections and the grim reaper may swing his scythe with an unfailing hand, yet the approach of Christmas brings back joy to the hearts of the stricken, bolsters them up for whatever fate may have in store, and makes them, for the season, as light and happy-hearted as the children who romp about our feet. There is a something about the Christmas season it has not been given to understand. Changed conditions, a greater desire to live and to be of service to those about us; a hope and a prayer for greater blessings of health and prosperity for all humanity—these fall upon us in a showier along about this time each year, and yet we pass through it still unable to fathom its mystery. We know, somehow, some way, that it is the spirit of the Master coming into our hearts—we seem to feel that His smile is being shed upon us, and that we are receiving a benediction of happiness which fills our hearts to the fullest. With the arrival of the Yuletide season once again we want to take this method of thanking in our own feeble way all those to whom this greeting may come for the cheer and helpfulness they have passed on to us during the year soon closing. We want to hope that this has been a prosperous and a happy year for them —we want to extend to them our prayer that the year to come may be equally so. We are passing this way but once. If we have said or done that which would in a measure return the kind nesses shown us, we are glad. If we can say or do in the future the things that will lighten the heart of those about us, we shall be happy. May Providence continue to shield and bless you and yours. May your Christmas be a happy, a merry, a contented one. And may you be spared to celebrate many more of them. THE NEWEST FAD. We note in the daily papers that the newest fad Americans have been urged to adopt is the theory of “auto suggestion.” It was introduced in this country by a Frenchman, named Coue, and it appears to be taking a firm grip upon residents of the United ; States. Since newspapers are giving much space to it, and some pretty sensible people are endorsing it, we believe it worth while to let Bay St. Louis in on it while it’s new. Coue says auto-suggestion helps people get well. He las taken the gist of religion and philosophy, and application to healing disease. Per haps the most important point he makes is that it is not the will but the imagination that has most to do with self-healing. The sum of the wh le matter is that he does not ask a patient to have faith, nor to believe something that is not true, nor to use his will, nor x o expect the doctor to cure him. He asks the patient to use his imagination. He says that each night when you have gone to bed, to close your eyes and then repeat 23 times, with your lips moving, these words: “Day by day, in every way, lam getting better and better.” Be fore getting out of bed each morning, close your eyes and again repeat these words 23 times. It is essential that you move the lips, just as though you were speaking out loud. Coue says these words will bring the imagination into play, and that good results will soon be noticeable. He has written a book on the subject, and it is selling like wildfire. There are other “cures,” but we give this as one of the simplest. And you are in vited to try it out to your heart’s content —just the same as thousands of other Americans are now doing in various parts of the land. WATCH YOUR MAIL. We learn from a government re port reaching this office that more mail is reaching the dead letter office at Washington now than at any pre vious time in the history of the post office department. Maybe it is be cause more mail is dispatched today than ever before, but wre believe if you’d ask the postmaster of Bay St. Louis, or any other postoffice, for the cause, he w'ould tell you that people are more careless now' than they used to be. They are in more of a hurry, address their letters more rapidly, and naturally are more apt to get the addresses wrong. Rushing to the postoffice and dropping them in the letter box without taking a second to see if a stamp has been affixed, is also another form of sending mail astray*. There are still some people who try to get along without return cards printed on their envelopes. And let ters misaddressed or posted without stamps go direct to the dead letter office unless there is a return card on the envelope. The report also says that over 1,400,000 letters are mailed every hour in the 24 hours of each day in the year. And more than sixty mil lion pieces of parcels post mail were handled by Uncle Sam during the past year. In all, the people of the United States used last year more than nineteen billion postage stamps. So, after all, people who do so much corresponding can hardly be censured if, in their rush and bustle, they occa sionally forget to read the address on the envelope carefully before dropping it in a mail box. Let us have the honor of suggest ing the name for the first big tourist hotel the L. & N. R. R. wishes built along the Mississippi Gulf Coast— and promises to keep filled: “Hotel Mapother.” It would indeed be both a graceful and fitting compliment to this good friend of our section. Summer bathing is the Mississippi Coasts chief asset. The river spill way system would ruin this in meas ure inestimable and to an extent un deniable. PRETTY TEACHERS. Where is the Bay St. Louis man or woman who cannot remember the time when school teachers of the fair sex were seldom considered good looking, and who were always looked upon as old maidish and boogish? It used to be the case in a vast major ity of cases that this held good. But it’s different now. For now the mod ern school teacher has developed into a young person whose charms consid erably agitate the male heart. Proof of this is found in the rapid change that takes place in school teaching forces. Constantly the superinten dents are having to find new ones, since these girls disappear so fast into the state of matrimony. These girls do not commonly marry the fashion plates of the smart set, but substantial men. Many school teach they know enough to pick solid and ers may say this is an overdrawn pic ture, as they lead quiet, hard-work ing lives in places where they are not known and have few r friends. There are many of this type also. But whatever their temperament they are doing some of the finest work of the community in which they live, and they are entitled to every honor and social recognition that can be be stowed upon them. THE LATEST EXAMPLE. The latest example of the value of advertising is found in the fact that the State of California has start ed to spend the sum of $5,000,000 to tell the readers of magazines and city newspapers of this country why it is a good State in which to live. It is the first time in the history of the world that a State has advertised for citizens—and actually held out to prospective citizens an opportunity to better their condition. The ads are written cleverly, carefully and inter estingly. And the advertising cam paign was figured out and viewed from many angles long before the “copy” was reduced to actual print ing ink. We know what the result will be, and it ought to be plain to even these Bay St. Louis citizens who haven’t learned the power of adver tising. The result will be money well expended, and the emigration of thousands of more good, substantial citizens t othe State that is enterpris ing enough to use printers’ ink to set its advantages before the world. NO PAPER NEXT WEEK. Observing the time-honored cus tom with the rural press, there will be no issue of The Sea Coast Echo next week, Saturday, Dec. 30th. Pa trons and others will govern them selves accordingly. The object is to give the force a relaxation from their constant and arduous duties, work that is so exact ing week after week. Besides the force has been both dutiful and loyal and they, too, must enjoy Christmas. Wishing our readers, one and all, A Merrv Christmas and A Happy New' Year, ' THE PUBLISHER. PAT’S PRACTICAL. WAY. One day while Pat and Mike were busy digging in a ditch, Mike got to speculating what he'd do if he was rich. “If I was rich.” he said to Pat, “I’d buy a horse and shay And stylish clothes, then drive about to pass the time away.” Said Pat to Mike. “If I was rich, I know what I would an— and not be spending money foolish like, the same as you— I'd have a longer handle put in this here blasted pick. So I’d not have to bend me back so far at ev'ry lick.” Though Pat’s remark may bring a smile, to him we lift our hat— Too many men are made like Mike, too few are built like Pat. FOOD FOR THOUGHT. Some people should forget the habit of sending out of town for every lit tle article they need. You may die on our hands some day and it would be mighty unhandy to send away for a grave digger and a funeral proces sion.—Brookville News. And the mail-order catalogue would I not have a line about the deceased. I —Hinds County Gazette. MAPOTHER'S PLANS FOR COAST AND ORLEANS. L. & N. President Sees Great Termi nals; Coast to Rival Cal ifornia. BY MEIGS O. FROST. Lake Arthur, La., Dec. 16. —New | Orleans and the Mississippi Gulf | Coast are to be the focus for the spot light of development plans of the Louisville and Nashville Railroad dur ing the next few years. That’s the message of W. L. Ma pother, president of the L. & N., who, with a party of high officials of his iine, is having the time of his life hunting ducks and snipe at the Lake Arthur Club, on the shooting vaca tion he always takes when the hunt ing season gets under way. Standing in weather-beaten hunt ing clothes in the smoking room of the club’s palatial houseboat hunting lodge anchored at the southern end of Mallard Bay, President Mapother todav gave this autline of his plans for this section, and his pledge to do all in his power for its development: The L. & N. terminals in New Or leans are to be expanded manyfold, and made modern to the limit of rail road engineering efficiency. The L. & N. line along the Missis sippi Gulf Coast is to be made storm proof and is to be developed along the present right of way. There is no thought of running the line inland between the Rigolets and the Missis sippi eastern borderline. The construction work on the Rig olets storm-proof causeway is to start at the earliest possible moment, is to be followed immediately on its com pletion by the construction of a sim ilar storm-proof causeway across Chef Menteur, and the whole project, at a cost in excess of $3,000,000, is scheduled to be completed within two years. The L. & N., while prohibited by law from building resort hotels, is negotiating today with officials of a corporation w T hose resources exceed $40,000,000, to have this corporation build a big and modern resort hotel on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. The L. & N. will use every resource of national advertising and swift and luxurious passenger service to bring tourists to the Mississippi Gulf Coast, if the people of this section will only co-operate by supplying large and modern! resort hotel facilities here. The L. & N. realizes that the New Orleans and Mississippi Gulf Coast section are indissoulably linked with its destiny and will do all in its pow er henceforward by friendly co-oper ation and efficient service to develop this section. “The L. & N. terminals in New Or leans are insufficient for the develop ing business, and, with the exception of one modern freight shed, are to a large degree obsolete in equipment,’’ said President Mapother. “They must be enlarged many fold, and soon. We are negotiating with the Dock Board officials now toward that end. While I cannot now go into details of our plans, I can say that the New Orleans terminal facilities must and will be greatly improved and increased. Must Have Aid. “On the Mississippi Gulf Coast I am frank to say that we must have the co-operation of the people of that section, or of outside capital, to bring that territory up to the heights which await it. There is America’s most splendid winter resort —that section from Pascagoula on the east through Ocean Springs, Biloxi, Gulfport, Pass Christian and Bay St. Louis. “The L. & N. stands ready to do its utmost to develop that section. But I am frank to say that under present conditions there are only two classes of tourists the road can bring to the Mississippi Gulf Coast without insulting them. Those two classes are the people who come to leased cottages, and the people who are content with inferior hotels and boarding houses. “What the Mississippi Gulf Coast has got to have is an array of mod ern resort hotels. The L. &N. can’t build them. We’re barred by law from such investments of railroad money. All we can do is to encour age such enterprises, and to give a swift and luxurious passenger service for tourists when the hotels are built. “But today? When you bring tour ists to that section—tourists of the type who have brought uncounted wealth to the Florida and California coasts—tourists who want modern and commodious hotels and good golf —you have practically nothing to of fer them along the Gulf Coast unless they own or lease cottages or are con tent with boarding houses. Don’t let’s deceive ourselves or feel hurt pride about it. The Mississippi Gulf Coast can be America’s finest winter resort. But it must have large and modern hotels and splendid golf and the other attractions that wealthy winter tourists want. “For the L. & N. to make a special campaign of national advertising and exceptional train service to bring tourists there under conditions today would be a joke. “But if the people of this section will wake up and provide such facili ties, I pledge you that the L. & N., with national advertising, with train service, will do all in its power to make the Mississippi Gulf Coast what it should be—America’s finest winter resort. “We are going to make our line from New Orleans along the Missis sippi Coast as storm-proof as engi neering science can make it. Though we had a survey made with the thought of bringing the line inland east of the Rigolets, there were too many legal complications, and the plan was shelved, “We stick to our present right-of way. The bridges at the Rigolets and the Chef will be made storm-proof to the limit of engineering skill and sci ence. The w T ork is scheduled to be completed within two years, at a cost of more than $3,000,000. It will be a splendid line, carrying a splendid service, and co-operating to the full est degree with the people and the in terests of this section. “For a long time the Louisville and Nashville Railroad has been a sort of kicking-post in this section. It has been treated like a step-child, and viewed as a heartless, soulless, ‘the public be damned’ corporation. Hi* Policy Explained. “I can’t speak for the past. That’s over. But for the present and the fu ture, the L. & N. has a clear-cut pol icy of friendly relations, cordial co operation and swift and efficient serv ice for the people of New Orleans and the Mississippi Gulf Coast. We’ll do our best for them. We ask only that they co-operate with us.” President Mapother came to Louis iana last Saturday from Louisville in his private car attached to train No. i of the L. &N. With him on the trip are Whiteford Cole, of Nashville, president of the Nashville, Chatta nooga and St. Louis Railway, a sub sidiary of the L. & N.; A. R. Smith, of Louisville, vice president of the L. & N., in charge of traffic, and W. A. Russell, of Louisville, passenger traf fic manager of the L. & N. The par ty were the guests of Colonel William C. Dufour, of New Orleans. Through the courtesy of Sam Zemurray they were given Mr. Zemurray’s yacht, the El Masada. They made the trip down the Mississippi for some shooting at the mouth of the river, came back by boat to Buras, went in the private car to Morgan City, where they were met by the El Masada and cruised outside the coast and up into Vermillion Bay. There they were taken over by A. B. Blakemore, of New Orleans, president of the Lake Arthur Club, who met them in the club cruiser Mermaid. They stayed as guests at the Lake Arthur Club on its palatial houseboat hunting lodge on Mallard Bay for a week-end of duck and snipe shooting, in a party that included Roy Terrell, of New Orleans, vice president of the Gulf Coast Lines, and R. Hamilton Hogsett, of New Orleans. Saturday night, after a brief stop at the Lake Arthur Club’s clubhouse at Lake Arthur, the party boarded President Mapother’s private car and headed east. At Avondale they trans ferred and Sunday morning start for Louisville. TWAS EVER THUS. The hunter who says he is going to bring some nice birds is a twin brother of the fisherman who prom ises you a nico moss of when he returns from his fishing trip. East Mississippi Times. . But that hunter doesn t live in Bay St. Louis. ORDINANCE NO. 90. am ordinance making it compul- SOKY TO NUMBER ALL HOUSES, BUILDINGS AND PLACES IN THE CITY OF BAY ST. LOUIS IN NUMER ICAL ORDER. . , , _ , Section 1. Be it ordained by the Board of Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Kny St Louis, that all owners of houses, buildings or places shall number their houses, buildings or places in numerical order as hereinafter provided. Section 2. Numbers shall be placed on houses, buildings or places located on streets, avenues or alleys in the following manner; . . , , Dunbar avenue: Begin at Front street with No. WO and numbering in a south erly direction, with all odd numbers on tne left and all even numbers on the right. Burnett avenue, Julia street, Leonard avenue, Boardman avenue, Leopold avenue, Felicity street, McDonald street, UTman avenue Carroll avenue, State Street, Main street Union street, Bookter street, Good children street, Washington street, Citizen street, Balentine street and St. Charles avenue: Begin on all of said streets at Front street, with No. 100, and running or numbering in a westerly direction, with all odd numbers on the left side and all even numbers on the right side, in numer ical order. Second street: Begin at Front street with No. 100, and running or numbering in a southerly direction, with all odd num bers on the left side of the street and all even numbers on the right side, in numer ical order. St George street, Esterbrook street and City Park avenue: Begin at Second street with No. 100, and running or numbering in a westerly direction, with all odd numbers on the left side of the street and all even numbers on the right side, in numerical order. St. John street: Begin at Toulme street, with No. 100, and running or numbering in a westerly direction, with all odd num bers on the left side of the street and al' even numbers on the right side, in numeri cal order. Toulme street: Begin at Ulman avenue with No. 100, and running or numbering in a southerly direction, Avith all odd num bers on the left side of the street and all even numbers on the right side, in numer ical order. Hancock street: Begin at Esterbrook street with No. 100, and running or num bering in a southerly direction, with all odd numbers on the left side of the street and all even numbers on the right side, in numerical order. Keller street: Begin at the extreme easterly end with No. 100, and running or numbering in a westerly direction, with all numbers on the left side and all even numbers on the right side, in numerical or der. Jeannette alley: Begin at Hancock street with No. 100, and running or numbering in a westerly direction, with all odd numbers one the left side and all even numbers on the right side, in numerical order. North Front street; Begin at Main street with No. 100. and running or num bering in a northerly direction, with all odd numbers on the right side and all even numbers on the left side, in numerical or der. South Front street: Begin at Main street i with No. KM), and running or numbering in I a southerly direction, with all odd num- ! hers on the left and all even numbers on ■ the right side, in numerical order. Kailroad avenue: Begin at Front street] (assuming that the Railroad right of way ! is a street) with No. 100, and running or | numbering in a westerly direction, with i all odd numbers on the left side and all ! even numbers on the right side, in numer- i ical order. Nicaise avenue and St. Francis street; | Begin at Main street with No. 300, and run ning or numbering in a southerly direction, | with all odd numbers on the left side and ; all even numbers on the right side, in numerical order. Webb street: Begin at Railroad avenue with No 100, and running or numbering in a westerly direction, with all odd numbers j on the left side and all even numbers on the right side, in numerical order. Section 3. All numbers shall be placed where they can be easily seen and read from the street and shall be not less than three inches long and two inches wide. Section 4. Where there are double houses, buildings or places, each separate place shall have a number, and where there is a vacant lot each fifty feet or fraction thereof shall be taken as a separate place and considered as numbered when number ing houses, buildings or places on the same or opposite side of the street. Section 5. In the event of the failure of the owners of houses, buildings or places to properly number the same within sixty days after the passage of this ordinance, the city shall give the owjjer thereof fif teen days’ notice in writing by handing or mailing the notice to the owner at their last known post office address, and if they shall then fail to properly number said house, building or place, then the City will go upon and number said house, building or place with suitable numbers, and the cost thereof charged against the property and collected at the same time and in the same manner as city taxes are collected. And in the event of the failure to pay said charge for numbering said house, build ing or place, the property will be sold in (he same manner and at the same time property is sold for the collection of city taxes, with the right of redemption as for taxes. Section 6. That all owners who are in doubt as to the number of their houses, buildings or places and all matters of dis. pute shall be referred to and decided by the Board of Mayor and Aldermen, with the rlgnt of appeal to the Circuit Court as to the cost and the numbers and all other matters by the party aggrieved as provided by law for appeals from the or ders of the Board of Mayor and Aldermen in other cases. Section 7. That this ordinance take effect and be in force from and after its passage. Approved in open Board this the 2nd day of Decemmer, 1022. S. J. LADNER. Secretary. NOTICE TO BIDDERS. Notice is hereby given that the under signed Clerk of the Board of Supervisors of Hancock County, Mississippi, will on MONDAY, JANUARY 1, 1922, at 11 o’clock A. M., offer for sale to the lowest bidder at public outcry, the contract for the upkeep of roads, bridges and cul verts in Beat No. 3, Hancock County, Mis sissippi. Bids to comply with plans and specifica tions on file in the Clerk’s office. Bidder to deposit $250 00 certified check for faithful performance of contract. Successful bidder to furnish bond in double the amount of his bid on the day the said hid is accepted. This the sth day of December. A. D. 1922. (Seal.) A. A. KERGOSIEN, Clerk. SEDAN New Price W 5 m At the new low price the Ford |lj Sedan represents a greater val ue than has ever been offered. It provides enclosed car com fort in a dependable, quality product at a minimum cost. 111 11 Your order placed now will m insure reasonably prompt de livery. Terms if desired. ||| EDWARDS BROTHERS’ Authorized Ford Dealer*, BAY SAINT LOUIS. MISSISSIPPI. t f ji 15 A. & G. THEATRE PROGRAM. Attractions Coming for Next Week, MONDAY, DEC. 25: Thomas Meighan in “Cappy Ricks’’ and Fox News. * * * TUESDAY, DEC. 26: “I Am the Law,” a special feature with an all-star cast, also Movie Chats. * * * WEDNESDAY, DEC. 27; Pearl W’hite in ‘‘Without Fear,” comedy and Fox News. # * * THURSDAY, DEC. 28: Charles Ray in “R. S. V. P ” and Prizma'. * * * FRIDAY, DEC. 29: Gareth Hughes in “Lit* ie Eva As cends” and tenth episode of “Capt. Kidd.” * * SATURDAY, DEC. 30: Dorothy Dalton in ‘‘The Crimson Challenge” and Charlie Chaplin in “Sunnyside.” * * * COMING —‘‘Foolish Wives.” A million men have turned to One Eleven Cigarettes —a firm verdict for superior quality. 11l di 111 M cigarettes 15 for 10c TRUE AS GOSPEL. Years ago the funny men of the cities were all the time laughing about the country folks. “Farmer Corntassel,” “Uncle Reuben” and other alleged typical rustic charac ters were constantly being made fun of. You don’t see much of that wit now. The country has become too popular. A great many of the bright est people are settling in rural sur roundings, and the country man of bushy whiskers is getting to be just as nearly an extinct type as in the cities. Everywhere there are uncouth folks, but city life produces quite as many as the country. It is pretty hard to tell a country crowd from a city crowd in these times and if there is any dicerence the rural element looks more wide awake. —Brookhaven Leader. Good roads and automobiles have annihilated time and space and the onsolidated schools and agricultural high schools, telephones and rural mail carriers have brought the ad vantages of town and city to the heart of the country. The possibili ties of Mississippi are great; in fact, we now feel the future in the instant.