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■g Daily New*
Published Every Morning
Hattiesburg Printing A Publishing Co.
H. A. Camp, President.
F. R. Blrdsall, Vice President.
Macey Dinkins, Sec'y-Treas.
Edgar Q. Karris, Mng. Editor.
Emery E. Smith, Circulation Mgr.
Office, 112 Front Street.
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The Dally News prints no unclean
or ohjsctlonable 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.
OFFICIAL PAPER OF THE NEW
COUNTY OF FORREST.
NOTICE TO ADVERTISERS.
Copy for advertising will not be re
ceived after 6 o'clock on the evening
preceding date of publication,
vertisers will please bear this In mind
and have their copy In the oft ce be
fore that hour.
In 1890 .
In 1895 .
In 1900 .
In 1906 .
In 1907 .
In 1910 (estimated)
Four banks with combined capital
and surplus of 51,000,000.
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 fine fire
stations, five handsome public
school buildings, numerous fine
churches, handsome business
blocks, including five and six
story office buildings.
Fine artesian water.
Health conditions unexcelled.
Four railroad systems, radiating
in seven different directions.
Numerous mills and factories.
Handsome $300,000 Hotel.
Come to Happy, Hustling Hatties
burg, the Future Great City
•> ❖ •> •> >:* •> •> •>
* SAYS DEMOCRACY IS •>
•> THE COUNTRY'S HOPE. •>
The Democratic Party is the •>
•> only party sufficiently large to
❖ give hope of success and suffici- •>
❖ ently Democratic to give hope of ❖
<• relief after the victory has been •>
•> won.—William Jennings Bryan.
The Editor and Publisher, a maga
zine devoted to the promotion of the
Interests of the Fourth Estate, gives
expression to the following splendid
sentences concerning the duties and
responsibilities of editorship and the
manner in which newspapers are usual
ly guaged by the reading public. It
is worth reading;
The greatest asset any newspaper
can have is that intangible and yet ex
ceedingly valuable thing known as
good will. Nothing is harder to get
or so easily lost. Some publishers
have spent millions of dollars trying to
gain ft, but have failed utterly. Others
have won it practically without the
expenditure of a single dollar. The
successful newspapers of today were
not born yesterday. They were estab
lished—v>ost of them—many years
ago, and have attained their present
position by patient, persevering and In-!
telllgent hard work. Good will is
based on public confidence and confl
dence comes only after trial.
Hence ao newspaper can expect,
under ordinary circumstances, to have
the loyal support of Hs public as soon
as it Is launched. It must be tested In
the crucible of experience; It must
prove Its right to exist,
count for nothing; it is their faithful
performance that Inspires confidence
and wins support.
"V The newspaper that touches the goal
line Is the one that Is honestly con
ducted in the Interests of the
munity 1L serves. It stands for po
litical as well as moral righteousness.
It protects its public from fraud, graft,
and evil whenever it has the opportu
nity to do so. It wears no collars, is
Insolent and JIrrogant.
Recent merited excoriations appearing in the columns of the state
press of the rotten and indifferent service
other Mississippi towns and cities by the Cumberland Telephone Com
pany have provoked a storm of protest from the officials of that corpor
It will be remembered that dx-Governor
Issue—reproduced an editorial from the Daly News several weeks ago,
and that the dstingulshed Jackson editor handed that corporation a
genteel roast in addition to what the Daily News had already laid at its
In thus assuming his personal right to criticise a pubic servce cor
poration it seems that the editor of the Issue has gotten himself into
trouble, as the following editorial paragraph from that paper will show:
"The general manager of the Cumberland Telephone Company
writes me and complains that an injustice was done his company by an
editorial in the last number of The Issue.
I hope the general manager
is mistaken—I would not be unjust to anythng or anybody—and I do not
think I could possibly do the Cumberland Telephone Company an injustice
when I say its service >is execrable, and that it is insolent and arrogant.
If that one editorial is the only cause of complaint the Cumberland
Telephone Company has against me I have several "horses on it."
have a thousand causes of complaint against it. And I have no more
than most of its patrons."
The "General Manager'' mentioned by the editor of The Issue is
doubtless the same emissary from Nashville, who came all the way to
Hattiesburg to make the personal threat that unless the newspapers
quit roasting the company, improvements of all sorts would be stopped in
Mississipp, and that Hattlesburgans would be compelled to keep talking
to Jackson and other North Mississippi points through Nhw Orleans.
And he is probably the same man who sent his press representa
tive all the way from Tennessee to ascertain from an official of the
Daily News company "what he could do to restore "friendly rotations
and who received the answer: "QUIT ROBBING THE PEOPLE AND
GIVE THEM THE SERVICE TO WHICH THEY ARE ENTITLED.
The recent legislature failed miserably to do Its duty In throttling
this insolent and arrogant monopoly. Is it possible that cte
agent visited the legislature?-'Are we to understand
that the implied
threat made in H .itiesburg has been handed out promiscuously,
that the people of Mississippi are afraid that the
company will tear
down ts wires and remove them from the state unless it is allowed to
run rough-shod over the people?
Let us hope not.
vho has a grain of sense is the least bit alarmed by such
The Cumberland Telephone Company will continue to operate
Mississippi. It will continue to give rotten and indifferent service until
compelled by law to do otherwise, and the Daily
newspapers, will contisue to roast it until it mends its ways. That's all.
News, and other
no man's organ, and doesn't flinch
when danger threatens. It does Its
level best to help the people to think
right, to do right, and to get the best
there is out of life. It supports good
men for office and opposes the un
worthy even though they may be the
nominees of its own party.
A newspaper of this kind after
awhile wins the confidence and es
teem of the public. People believe in
it, and take it to their hearts. It comes
to them every morning or evening as a
friend laden with good things. They
; feel that the news it brings is reliable,
and that its editorial opinions are hon
| est. even though they do not always
j agree with them.
| Out of this intimate relationship
| comes good will, that most important
j of all newspaper assets, which often
represents nine-tenths of its value.
j The latest advices, regarding the
financial situation, indicate a steady
The well known banking house of
Knauth, Nachod & Kuhne,
York, says the outlook favors an en
larged inquiry for high grade bonds,
and short time notes now being offered
by the railroads. But few railroads are
yet negotiating for long time loans.
It will be recalled that Europe sent
us upwards of 100 million dollars in
gold, during the panic. Naturally this
gold would at this time be finding its
way back to Europe. The exports of
the precious metal are light. Should
the demands for the return suddenly
become large, no disturbance would
follow, for the excellent reason that
statistics show there is in circulation
outside of the treasury holdings of the
government a matter of 200 millions
of dollars more money than we had
twelve months ago. The surplus re
serve held by the banks is today higher
than it has been any time since 1897
or within eleven years. Supply and
demand control In finance as well as In
other domains. Since the supply is
now apparently so abundant it only
remains for the creation of demand,
through a return of normal conditions
in trade circles to bring about a
healthy flow of the nation's life blood,
It is strongly urged that the eco
nomics adopted since the panic of
' as t fall have been so marked, so far
reaching and so proper as to absolutely
assure, a healthy and sound condition
for a long time to come. The effects
of the presidential campaign have
undoubtedly been discounted and there
is but little to be feared from this
The above refers to national condi
Locally, we make these observa
tions: On Monday of last week there
was manifest a decided optimistic
spirit. A spring in the step of busi
ness men. a glow in the eye of every
one, a note of cheer In the tones of
our people was manifest,
morning the fire at Newman's brought
a return of the gloom of the past few
With the passage of a few
hours, the loss there was found to be
insignificant as compared to what the
Newmans had left,
when compared to what Hattiesburg
and its vicinity had left. A return to
a more optimistic tone has since char
our song and appearances
have rapidly changed for the better.
Moral: The sun still shines; the
'rain still falls; God still rules; and let
us be happy.
Vardaman calls Mr. Bryan a "sun
towering above the foot-hills of hu
braskan would much prefer to be
called the "next president."
Nice sentiment all right,
but the Daily
that the great Ne
The fellow who tries to attract busi
ness without advertising is like the
fellow who throws his sweetheart a
silent kiss in the dark,
what he is doing—but nobody else
does.—William Jennings Bryan.
Uncle Henry Gassaway Davis' re
cent announcement that he will buy
his granddaughter a duke, if she
wants it, places him well alongside of
Mark Twain as one of America's great
Over in Texas they are talking
about putting a tax on titles,
sort of thing wouldn't go in Missis
sippi. At least not now when (here
is a fresh crop of Majors and Colonels.
Some people are never satisfied un
less they are in a controversy with
somebody. How much better It would
be If they would dish out a little lov
ing kindness now and tbs*.
That traction company mortgage
has been filed, just as the Daily News
said it would be. There really wasn't
much "hot air" in that first report
The Daily Newf prints the live
news without waiting
consent of anybody,
press censorship over this newspaper.
Somebody ought to take ex-Governor
Vardaman and Captain J. T. Jones out
into the back yard and rub their
There is no
The republican party puts the
poration before the man; the Demo
cratic party puts the man before the
The New York Tribune says that
cases of burial alive are rare. This
ought to be some consolation to Mr.
That Clarksdale levee board scan
dal seems to have been merely a se
vere pain In the govegior's sore toe.
Maybe the express companies want
jugs put in boxes so that thirsty em
ployes can't break them.
The death of Senator William
James Bryan of Florida, which occur
red in Washington early Sunday
morning, will occasion slnqgre regret.
He was a brilliant young man, else
he would never have been made' a
senator at the age of SI.
.The Jackson News refers to the
late legislative session as a "free
Even the music
If the report of Olmmissioner Lane
is true, the railroads of the country
have been howling mostly for effect
Mr. Hearst is still deliciously hug
ging that political mystery.
D^ILY NEWS ECHOES.
The Hattiesburg Traction Company
has just closed negotiations for a
$300,000 sa'.e of bonds, the proceeds
of which will at once be applied to the
completion of large public enterprises
in that city.. The Hattiesburg street
railway system will be pushed to com
pletion. The rails are all laid in the
business part of the city, and the sys
tem will be pushed out into the resi
dence section. An immense light and
power plant will be erected for the
joint use of the street railway and for
general power and lighting purposes.—
Pass Christian Beacon.
MORTGAGE IS RECORDED
(Continued From Page One.)
be used for Improvements, after the
lquidation of a comparatively small
indebtedness,, it is required that
$100,000 shall be used for improve
m nts. This, of course will make the
bonds more easily sold.
It is provided that the sum of
$5,000 a year shall be paid in by the
traction company as a sinking fund,
which amount Is"to be invested and
the interest thereon to be counted as
capital. The condition is such that
the traction company will have the
privilege of reinvesting the sinking
The mortgage covers all the fran
chises and property of the traction
company and Its allied interests, the
gas and electric light plant.
The document is a very long one
and Is signed on the part of the trac
tion company by the president, Al
fred F. Thomasson. attested by New
ton Blount, notary. On the part of
the trust company it Is signed by L.
L. Stanton, president, and attested
by Wm. C. Cox, secretary.
It is understood that there will be
no trouble In placing the bonds, as
the security given Is worth a great
many times the amount of the mort
The selling of the bonds will be
handled by Guy M. Walker, who is a
prominent bond broker on Wall
When Mr. Walker was here, he was
not slow to see the great future that
is certainly before Hattiesburg and
the entire section of South Missis
sippi. Mr. Walker has been an
tensive traveler and has been practi
cally all over the world and he stat
ed, while here, that this section had
the greatest possibilities of any
country that he had ever visited. He
is said to be a man of fine judgment
and he was not only delighted with
Hattiesburg, but with the
South Mississippi section. He Is so
well known as a bond broker and as
a man who personally Investigates
and offers only gilt-edged securities
that he does not have to hunt buyers
of bonds that he offers—investors
to his office to seek the bonds that
he places on the market, and he is
of the opinion, so it Is understood,
that he has never offered better In
vestment than the traction company's
bonds, and he expects to sell them
As soon as all the preliminary ar
rangements can be made, the bonds
will be lithographed and plaoed on
the market and when sold, about
which there is jio reasonable doubt,
the company may be expected to be
gin work on the street car line.
WEEK OF FREE OPERA.
New York, March 23.—"In compli
ance with many demands and owing to
the prosperity of the season at my
house,"' Oscar Hammersteln will
continue the grand opera season at
the Manhattan through this week.
The season was to have closed Satur
mitted to occupy their seats or boxes
without extra charge.
Regular subscribers will be per
For subscription!* to The Issue or
a copy of the paper, call on me or^the
Owl Drug Co., Andrew McGregor,
agent for The Issue.
The best 5c Cigar.
LOVE DRUG CO.
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Dally News and note the rea>
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Continued from page one.
crease in operating expenses owing to
general increases In wages; but, al
lowing for such Increase, the larger
volume of traffic and greater revenue
derived therefrom yielded a larger
net return to the'railroads. «
The Southern roads, the Louisville
& Nashville and the Southern, ' In
creased their total revenues from
traffic, their total operating expenses
and also their net Income from opera
tion, over the corresponding half year
Therefore, viewing the country as a
whole, from West to East and from
North to South, the outlook for the
railrqgds of the United States, as
shown by their own figures, Is not so
disquieting as has been supposed;
and these figures, It must be remem
bered, Include at least two months
after the panic began in New York,
during a greater portion of which
time banks would not make loans or
discounts and railroads in many parts
of the country would not receive,
checks in payment of freight.
Although the returns to the com
missoin for January have not yet
been tabulated, It is probable that
they will show that conditions have
■been worse than in December; but
this is also be uorne in mind, that
the month of January is generally the
slackest month during the year, and
February is also poor. There are no
doubt, individual instances in which
the revenues of roads have seriously
declined during the past three months
over corresponding periods for sev
eral years past; but three are also
individual instances In which, singu
lar to say, the last three months have
been as good as any corresponding
three months in other years, and" in
one case, the Oregon Railroad & Nav
igation Co., the commission has been
officially informed that the past three
months have been the best in the
road's entire history.
There can be no question but that
within the past three weeks there
has been a strong upward tendency
in freight revenues. A greater volume
of traffic is moving today than has
been moved at any time during the
past two, and perhaps, three, months.
The figures of the American Railway
association show that there is less
surplus of cars at this time than at
any period since the 30th of October.
This promises an early return
more normal conditions, and railroad
men generally are
than they have been since the Knick
' eqfcocker Trust company closed its
doors. But the increase from $483,
000,000 in 1906 to $523,000,000 in
1907, on the systems with which I
have dealt, still leaves a larger net
income for ^907 than for 1906 by
UNITER STATES STEEL
MAKES BIG ADVANCE
New j'ork, March 23.—The Dally
Banker today says: Matter for great
encouragement 4s the following from
the United States Steel annual
port published last week:
"However, the bookings for Jan
uary were 25 per cent, better than
December, and for February 25 per
gpnt. better than Jdnuary. As this
report goes to press, the bookings
per day are at least 25 per cent, larg-'
er than those of February. The man
agement express hopeful views of
WILL BE AMENDED.
Washington, March 23.—After a con
ference with the president and repre
sentatives of capital and labor, an
agreement was reached today for an
amendment to the Sherman anti-trust
laws. The bill was Introduced In the
house today by Congressman Hep
burn of Iowa. The bill was referred
to commfttee and It Is expected that
the president will urge Its immediate
passage in a special message to be
sent to congress Wednesday,
measure Is expected to go a long way
toward relieving the financial strieng
BOY MAYOR ELECTED
IN ALABAMA CAPITAL.
Montgomery, Ala., March 23—<5a$
ton Gunter was nominated for
In the Democratic prljnary here to
day over J. C. Tyson. Gunter is only
34 years old and is the youngest
ever elected to this position tn this
M. J. Epley has more real estate for
sale and sells it for less. Why? Cause
he does business In his own name.
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Gas Connections Free!
Until May l*t, 1908.
In order that we may double our gas output by May 1, we make
the following extraordinary special offer:
Any person buying a Gas Stove from us from now until May 1,
1908, at our regular cash schedule price, we will make aU neces
sary house connections free of charge and connect the stove up
ready for use. Following is our schedule of prices:
Single Oven Stove .
Double Oven Stove
Triple Oven Stove .
We also have a nice line of Hot Water Heaters for water tank con
nections. For further Information apply at the office of the com
For the benefit of our customers using Electric Fans, will say we
will have a complete stock of fans on hand all during the season
and will sell them at a very close margin.
We would further urge all users of Electricity to be careful as to
the lamp they buy. A cheap lamp consumes more current than
a high efficient lamp, makes your meter bills higher and at the
same time, does not afford you as much light as a high grade lamp.
We carry a line of high grade lamps In stock at all times.
Hattiesburg Traction Co.
NOTICE l NOTICE!
TWO . IN ONE
We are how in the Hardy
Stables on Mobile Street.
:-:COME TO SEE US:
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HARDY & BOLTON
! Liverymen .
Do you want to buy, sell or exchange anything? It doein't matter what for. By
turning to the Daily Newi want columns any day, you will be sure to iind a buyer,
seller, or some one with whom you can make a trade. Advertisements placed under
this heading for ONE CENT A "WORD. Count-die words and send the cash.
WANTED—Four hustling boys to
meet early morning trains and
sell the Daily News.
WANTED—Two scroll band sawyers,
25 men for saw mill and 6 log saw
yers. Good wages. Mississippi Em
ployment Agency, 206 First National
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a copy can call on me or the Owl
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Rooms and Board
WANTED—One select couple without
children can secure room, with or
without board. Every modern con
dence, 119 New Orleans street.
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WANTED—Two or three young gen
tlemen boarders with reference. Ap
ply 143 New Orleans street.
FOR RENT—Two very
rooms, furnished (Jr unfurnished, to
gether or separate. Close In; terms
moderate. Phone 642.
FOR RENT—One six room dwelling
with all modern Improvements,
corner Court street and Rebecca
avenue, opposite school house. Ap
ply 606 Court street.
FOR RENT C
HEAP—Five room cot
tage, Walnut Street, modern con
veniences.- Home 'plione 189.
WANTED—Position in office by I
young man, three years experience
Address 8- M. care Dally News.
more than 1,500 Hattiesburg homes
by Inserting an ad in this issue of
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ready for tomorrow's paper.
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FOR SALE—Frank Foy incubator*
225 eggs; good as new; bargain.
Cumberland phone 10.
FOR SALE—Eggs from mammotjx
Pekin ducks, beauties, $1.75
sitting; need no more water than
chickens. Cumberland phone 10.
FOR SALE—30 cords of good split
wood, $1.50 per cord, honest. Will
exchange for groceries wholesale
prices. W. A. Sumrall, city, Route
1, Box 7, County Farm Road.
FOR SALE—Good grate and stove
coal In any quantity. Telephone,
A. L. Hodges, Home 'phone 804.
FOR SALE—A practically new No. T "
model Remington typewriter, In flno
working order and a beauty. Will
Bell for $55 cash. Apply at Dally
• News office.
FOR SALE OR EXCHANGE—For
Hattiesburg dirt, one good Victor
safe,' size 20x30 Inches. M. J. Epley.
FOR SALE!—One of the best homes,
on North Main Btreet, at a bargain,
666 .- *
M. J. Epley, 'phone
I have this day sold my entire In
terest in the Mississippi Employment'' -
Agency to* I. I. Cherry; who
March 20, 1908. "
C. o. Rundley,
A good No. 7 Remington type writer
In fine condition, good
has been In service om>
as new, ana.