Hattiesburg Daily News
Published Every Morning
*• (Except Monday)
Hattiesburg Printing & Publishing Co.
H. A. Camp, President; F. R. Bird
sail, Vice President and Manager;
Macey Dinkins, Sec'y-Treas.
F. R. BIRDSALL.Editor
E. G. HARRIS.Managing Editor
Office, 112 Front Street,
One Month, by Carrier
One Year by Mail or Carrier ... $6.00
The Daily News prints no unclean
or objectionable advertising. Neither
does it print whisky or any liquor ads.
Entered as second-class matter on
May 22, 1907 at the postoffice at
Hattiesburg, Miss., under the Act of
Congress of March 3. 1879.
Member Associated Press
In 1890 ..
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In 1906 .
In 1907 .
In 1910 (estimated)
Fastest Growing City in
Four banks with combined capital
and surplus of $1,000,000.
Deposits of $5,000,000.
Lumber mills bringing into the
city's trade territory not less than
$15,000,000 a year.
Wholesale establishments doing an
aggregate business of over $5,000,
000 a year.
Seven miles of street car track,
five miles of paved streets, electric
lights, gas, sewerage; three flue Are
stations, five handsome public
school buildings, numerous tine
blocks, including five and six
story office buildings.
Fine artesian water.»
Health conditions unexcelled.
Four railroad systems, radiating
in seven different directions.
I Numerous mills and factories.
Handsome $300,000 Hotel.
Come to Happy, Hustling Hatties
burg, the Future Great City
The Tariff and
One of the arguments in favor of
the tariff is that it enables manufac
turers to pay the present high wag»s.
This argument is so easy to ryfute
that it seems almost a pity b devote
time and space to its dijeussion. It
is only because some people honestly
think that a relation exists, that it
i8 worth while to show its fallacy.
American ingenuity has devised
very intricate and expensive labor
Saclilnery such as the average
tradesman of Europe cannot afford to
In a Chicago saddle fac
tory, three hundred complete saddles
turtied out a day with the help of
four men to cut the leather and an
to feed and
equal number of boys
watch the automatic machines.
Europe, the saddler who with the aid
of six men turns out a dozen saddles
a week, is on the road to prosperity;
yet the profit on that dozen saddles
must support his family as well as
those of his working men.
cago manufacturer can afford to pay
his skilled cutters five or ten times
the price paid to the European work
man and still pile up a fortune in a
During the campaign resulting in
Cleveland's election in 1892, an Im
mense paper mill was constructed at
To utilize the
Niagara Falls, N. Y.
power of the Falls, a turbine wheel
weighing 45,000 pounds was intro
duced. In advocating the tariff, the
manager of this mill published the
fact thatone of his foremen, a Swede,
had earned $2.60 per day in Europe,
whereas he received $6.00 per day
When another fact
at this factory,
was brought out that this same fore
man in Sweden supervised the man
ufacture or 2,000 lbs. of paper whereas
in Niagara Falls he turned out 50,
000 lbs. of paper, the superintendent
turning out and selling 1,000,000 pairs
of shoes per month,—there are such
factories—, can better afford to pay
Us workingmen $5 per day, than the
shemaker whose output is 1<)0 pair a
...- iff A r- ui jY jF y y
closed the discussion.
month can afford t6 pay the same
amount per week.
Capital and wages, therefor, depend
chiefly qpon the law of supply and de
mand. The same law affects prices.
Twelve years ago,—at the time
when Kansas and other states were
still in the throes of distress, the
Fifth Avenue Hotel in New York
charged $5 per day on the American
plan. At the same time the Astor
House at Shanghai, China, charged
$100 Mexican per month for room and
board of transient guests. Both are
first-class hotels catering to the beBt
In 1901, six years
later, the Waldorf-Astoria In New York
charged $8 per day for room without
board and the Astor House at Shang
hai $9 Mex. per day for room and
The Hongkong Hotel at
Hongkong, China, asked $12 Mex. per
day as the lowest price for room and
Here, then, two extreme ends of the
world are taken and a corresponding
increase in the cost of living is notice
able. Hongkong being a freeport, the
tariff there cannot enter into the
cause; nor can it in Shanghai where
the duty is only five per cent, ad
valorem, with flour and lumber on the
free list. The'question is: does the
tariff affect living expenses in the
United States and if so, to what ex
Since these expenses tyave increased
in the same ratio on the average in
Free Trade countries, it does seem
that the import duty cannot be taken
Other causes must be
looked for but they are rather intang
What, for instance, is the rea
that the price of cereals and ean
ned goods has recently been raised?
There has been an abundant harvest
and apparently no cause
that the several manufacturers
these lines have arrived at an under
standing to charge the public as much
as it will bear. In this case the tariff
cuts no figure, because our surplus
grain is exported and
it IS true that
The suspicion arises
On the other hand, it IS true that
American manufacturers are sold
abroad much more cheaply than at
home, competing as they do with those
prepared in the home market,
some instances, the competition has
grdwn so acute that the subject of
Industrial League between Euro
pean Countries, and directed against Q
AmerL-affi manufacturers,, has been
liscussed. and in order to
^growing animosity, the
certain favors t\rGermany and Francy
This arrangement^will be discqSseO m
the Senate during\ the coming ses
sion of congress. \
Enough baB been sal
difficulty of connecting N(e tariff with
prosperity and expense of lBving, and
to demonstrate the danger
for tariff reform or tariff reduction
and the home section. It has als>o
been shown that the United States,
large though it be, depends upon the
world's markets as much as the small
est nation in existence. The attempt
to defy those markets will end in
disaster to ourselves. It cannot be
jp pease th<
administratioiV was compelled to grant
to show the
without having considered the
of such measure upon the
An Important Meeting
Will Be held at Chicago today. Techni
cal men, that is men who have de
voted time and study to the several
subjects will discuss questions of vi
tal interest to our country, and we
shall have an opportunity to obtain
a deeper insight into very intricate
questions. As reported in the press ;
these subjects will be:
The protection of inves
tors and stockholders.
The regulation of public
service and other cor
The just and practicable
limit of regulation by
state and nation of com
binations in transporta
tion, production, distri
bution and labor.
The relation of labor
unions, employers' bod
ies, and farmers' organi
The News has discussed some of
thepe subjects from the layman's point
of view which, of course, cannot be
compared to that of men who have
made them a life study. At this meet
ing we shall hear the arguments of
the Free Trader,
and the advocate of a Tariff for Rev
enue. We shall listen to the organizer
and defender of Trusts as well as to
the man who honestly believes them
There will he
a danger to society,
arguments pro and con upon the all
"Is the Tariff the
Mother of Trusts?"
Since these subjects embrace much
of the platform of the two parties
contending in the coming national
election, their discussion will enable
every intelligent reader to form his
own opinion, and we may expect a
campaign more devoid of sophistry
than in former presidential elections.
A French Authority
on the Negro
It is certainly an odd coincidence
that, when some hare-brained members
of the Negro race were running amuck
in New Orleans, a very conservative
daily published in Paris, France,
should discuss the Negro Republic of
Liberia in Africa. The Journal des
Debats Is one of the oldest papers of
France, and caters to the intelligent
class exclusively, that is the reason
why its views and arguments deserve
Owing to the halo, due to the Am
erican initiative in founding the Black
Republic, the French Government
ceded several important rivers empty
ing on the Coast of Liberia, to the
negro government. This was fifteen
The motive was the hope
and belief that the influence of the
"civilized ' negroes would extend into
the interior by means of these water -
Experience, however, has
established the fact that Liberian in
fluences are the opposite of progres
sive. In other words, the negro left
to himself will return to his former
condition of savage.
It is the same with other races;
even our own shows sometimes an
inclination to return to barbarism, al
though it Is evanesccent and normal
conditions soon prevail. But the yel
low and brown races, although they
did reach a high state of civilization
in art and manufacture, decline more
easily and succumb to primitive con
are said to exist in the
Africa,, but who has seen them? And
w ho knows if they are not the remains
Q f Carthaginian or Egyptian progress?
All we positively do know is from the
negro within our midst, and that is
but, little and far from encouraging.
Jt-'is, however, gratifying to see that
other branches of the White family
are beginning to see the negro as we
Has the Ethiopian ever attained a
civilization distinctly his own? Traces
Mr. James T. Hayden, formerly pres
ident of the Whitney-Central National
Bank of New Orleans and one of the
best financiers of that city, gave out
an interview yesterday in which he
expressed the opinion that the gen
eral depression in high financial cir
cles has about run its course. He says:
"I have found many financiers and
bankers who share the opinion I am
now expressing. I do not believe it
wdll be long before present conditions
wnU be relieved and brightened. With
the'uiourlng j n to this country of an
enorimms volume of money in return
for ourv crops, the realization of the
present frarvest, not only will the pres
ent stringency in the money market
be relieved,ttut a solid investment de
mand will b('\created
Press dispatclkes indicate
big city banks »re now looking to
their country connections for money,
and the country bank
to meet the demand.
are amply able
It has been
only a few years since conditions
were exactly opposite. Financiers re
gard the stability of the country banks
as one of the strongest indications of
the country's unmistakable prosper
Senator Bailey says that a m^n
can't be a Bailey man and a Camp,
bell man. Governor Campbell retorts
with the statement that he does not
care for the support of the Bailey
crowd. It would be just like Texans
to turn them both down at the next
The government is still engaged in
securing information regarding the
proillicit profits of the Standard Oil
Company, but nobody seems to know
what is to be done with it.
"Thirty days in the cemetery."
That's a funny sentence for a real
court of law, isn't it? Hattiesburg,
you know. Is working its female pris
oners over at the graveyard.
Hattiesburg's postoffice receipts
will pass the $50,000 mark this year,
of ' Is there another office in the state
A re you acquainted enough in the selection
of good clothing to tell the difference in the
makes of today? If you are not, you
should demand a brand that carries with it
a reputation of superiority the world over.
; ■ :
..HIGH ART CLOTHES
■' ; ';X
Have no equal in holding their
stylish shape and long weaij.
Everybody Knows What They Are
■•TRouae * ,
Prices from $18 to $25 Suit
We have these goods in Boys' and Youth's sizes at right prices.
Call and look at our line of
as if you bought
clothes. You are . as
S. & H. KATZ
Clothiers and Furnishers
that can make a better showing for
its business community.
If the man who invented the post
card had Just been thoughtful enough
to patent his idea, he could have paid
that Rockefeller fine and never missed
Are you a member of the Commer
cial Club? If not, why not?
Roosevelt saw that bear because
the bear didn't see him first.
A Large Attendance.
President J. C. Hardy, of the Agri
cultural and Mechanical college, re
ports the enrollment has now reached
950, and will go to the 1,000 mark
before the close of the year.
The usual interest in athletics is
manifested and the foot ball team,
while not so strong as that of last
year, it is believed it will be able to
defeat the University of Mississippi.
Bully for Hetty!
Mrs. Hetty Green, one of the rich
est women in the world, expresses
herself very decidedly against Amrei
can girls marrying foreigners, and
declares that if her daughter should
do such a foolish thing she would
cut her off with a penny. If all Am
erican mothers and fathers would say
that and stick to it, there would be
no more weddings between Europeans
with empty titles and rich American
girls. Nine times out of ten they re
turn to the paternal roof in a year
oi two and beg the courts for relief.
The Safety of the Negro.
The real safety of the black citizen
is to scatter him as
k thus giving him the
nd financial influ
fcors. Left to hlm
Hkher in perman
^^■kdom of ac
self or if gB
tion a>id a llceiS
would undo much'
Who Wants dU
Vicksburg Herald. ^
"Gold! Gold! Gold! 0k|
Bright and yellow, hard]
will be satisfied? It may be so. Recent
ly invesigatlons in South Africa not
only report that millions more of
gold remain in the Rand mines than
have ever been taken out, but that
there are other deposits of the yellow
metal yet untapped.
Really Hattiesburg showed up a
case of "affinity" before Artist Earle
placed New York In the limelight,
but the mill man didn't call his young
typewritist protege by such an artis
tic name.—Jackson Clarion-Ledger.
Mexico is barring
our canned goods, although goodness
knows they arn't a marker to her
only feat that can add to the fame
of Roosevelt is for the President to
make a lash for the North pole.
man 86 years old sang to prisoners in
the Bangor jail the other day, but al
most anybody could sing to an audi
ence that could not escape without
sawing through iron bars.
New Orleans Times-Democrat:
Mulai Haflg, the Moroccan pretender,
has just married four additional wives
in order to enlist the support of their
relatives. Evidentaly Mulai Haflg is
prepared to pay a fearfully heavy
price for empire.
Memphis Commercial-Appeal: A
Pittsburg man claims that his killing
of his wife was the result of a practi
cal joke; but as he was given 17
years in the penitentiary, he doubt
less sees where his sense of humor
Houston Post: A marvelous Man
hattan man returned home from a
poker party at 3 a. m. and his wife
knocked him down with a rolling pin.
The Houston wife always sits up and
waits for her husband and has a
broiled chicken, some toast, and a
glass of cream for him.
'Tis now that the hammock BWings
idly in the breeze,
With the thermometer down to 30
Daily News' Busy Column
^Make Your W antj Known Here
Advertisements will be Inserted un
der this head at one cent a word.
Cash much accompany copy,
tlon Wanted" ads will be printed
three time free of charge.
WANTED—A position as sawyer; ex
perienced with circular saws,
dress "V. R.," 213 Main street.
FOR RENT—Ten furnished rooms at
$7.00 and $8.00 each at 320 Second
See me quick.
FOR SALE—Nearly new
Singer sewing machine, Witt, all tft
tachments. $30 caah wilTtake
baUi^ 2 ^hin^lre|t' ]
FOR SALE—A Remington typewrite
No. 7 model, with all commerpj
characters. Good as new, price J,,.
Apply at Daily Jlews Office.
FOR SALE—Almost new drop-qjd
Singer Sewing machine with all t
tachmeats at less than halt j> ,e.
Address, "H" Daily News office
LOST—From my place, 1024 ain
street, one dark bay mare, 8 • 10
years old. Will pay for inforn tion
leading to recovery or retu. to
Cline-Helmes Lumber yard A
FOR SALE—Desirable 5-room jr>use
with cellar; newly built And
with wire fence; location b
dry, on Royal street
Abstract of title f
Emile Landin, Hatftsburg,
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Josh Wise says: "Ye pver saw a
tramp's eye kindling at f* sight uv
a wood pile." j
In their sausage-shapd war bal
loon the British have he "ground
work" of a line aerial n*fy s '
w/fTED—Position by first class
Jocery clerk. Apply this office.
F<t SALE!—One lot ot old newspap
irs, at this office, I5c per hundred,
Ivhile they last.
R SALE—A No. 7 Model Reming
|ton typewriter, good as new, will
sell cheap. Apply at News office.
1VANTED—A position in bookkeeping,
lumber business preferred. Address
"X. Y. Z.," care Daily News. oc!8-9t
jj jj. Gatlin.
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for RENT—Several nice rooms for
rent with board. Apply Mrs. George
Mclnnis, 400 Bay street.
, one «1IS tffltr
STRAYED OR STOLEN—Shepherd
pup about 8 months old, description;.
Half ring around neck, small white
streak on forehead, wart on under
lip. Notify F. J. Dalton, 313 New
man street and be rewarded. oc22-3t
WANTED—Any informtion leading to
' the location of Oliver Blakeley of
McHenry, will be rewarded by noti
fying S. T. Witchell, Moselle, Miss.,
was last seen at McHenry, has not
been heard from in five years.
WANTED—Young lady as clerk In
dry goods store, to do general store
work. MuBt give reference and able
to write good hand, neat in
pearance. Apply Rubensteln Bros.,.
410 East Seventh street.
Going Westward. |
New York—Plug hat.
Cleveland—Derby and soft hat.
Chicago—Mostly soft hat.
Omaha—All soft hats.
'Frisco—Very soft hat.
"What is the use of the mo
"To distinguish the guests a
function from the waiters."
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