Hattiesburg Daily News
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Hattiesburg Printing & Publishing Co.
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H. A. Camp President
F. R. Bird sail, Vice President.
G >1 H llnS ' 8ec ' y ' Treas - *
Emery E.^mlth.^fcu^Hon Mgr.
OBice. 112 Front Street
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Member Associated Press
The Daily News prints no unclean
or objectionable advertising. Neithei
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. Ad
vertisers will please bear this in mind
and have their copy in the office be
fore that hour.
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In 1910 (estimated)
' HATTIESBURG HAS
Four banks with combined capital
and surplus of $1,000,000.
Deposits of $6,000,000.
Lumber mills bringing into the
city's trade territory not less than
$15,000,000 a year.
Wholesale establishments doing_
aggregate business of oyer $5,000,
000 a year.
Seven miles of street car track,
five miles of paved streets, electric
lights, gas, sewerage, three fine fire
Bchool buildings, numerous fine
Including five and
story office buildings.
Fine arteBian 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
authorized to announce j
HON E. J. BOWERS '
of Hancock county as a candidate in
the Democratic primary for re-nomi
nation to the 61st Congress from the
6th district of Mississippi.
4 SAYS DEMOCRACY IS
THE COUNTRY'S HOPE. ❖
Th« Democratic Party is the <•
♦ only party sufficiently large to 4>
♦ give hope of euceee. and sufficl- •> ,
♦ ently Democratic to give hope of 4
♦ relief after the victory ha. been *
William Jennings Bryan. 4
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Save the Tears.
There is an old saying to the effect!The
that "no thief every felt the halter |
draw with a good opinion of the law."
The effort being made to muddy
the waters and arouse a whole lot of
sympathy for the "ignorant and un
sophisticated negro" will not likely
The negro ip no doubt used as a
dupe by a great many white people
but they ybould be made to untier
\ they cannot violate ' the
law, e/en If they are "poor negroes''
and Ignorant at that.
Tha truth Is, that some negroes
be very willing to violate the
local option law and the sooner they
made to understand that this can't
he done the better It will be for the
And If it 1* necessary to employ a
"plain clothes man" to learn them
that they must respect the law. It
doesn't appear to anyone not in sym
pathy with them that lt is wrong to
bring them to Justice even if they
"aoeo«nnoda.ttng " Iu fact, there
plenty of white men who would
be just as "accommodating" if they
oonld do so with impunity.
Every city in the country employs
plain jelothes men to catch violators of
and-nothing is thought of the
^ Club Membership Roll.
hi the publication made in the Daily News yesterday in which the
names of the members of the Business Men's Athletic club appeared,
some people who are understood to have been members of the club were
not mentioned, and it has been stated that they were left off on purpose.
This is u "<Jualillediy false.
The minute book of. the club, which was introduced In the police
cour ^ contalned what P"n>orted to be a "List of Members of the Hattles
burg Business Men's Athletic Club." Every name that was on this list was
published, except one and that was so illegible that it could not be read.
There are probably a number of people who are
names did not appear on the list, hut the book introduced in the police
court was the only thing that the Daily News had to go by.
Some have made the silly inquiry if politics entered into the publi
It did not, and it is unfortunate that there are some people who try
to ring politics into every moral movement and even into every business
The membership roll was published simply as a matter of public
interest and the Daily News has no apologies to offer.
There were some good men on the list—some men who never get
! drunk, but like poor Tray they got in had company, that is if the evidence
I adduced in the police court is to be believed and if the float of liquors
carried to the jaif meant anything.
If any names were left off of the official list and the persons so
slighted desire to have their names published as members of the institu
tion, they will be gladly published by request.
The Daily News will do more than this: If anyone who was a mem
ber of the now defunct club is sorry or wasn't tn good standing at the
time, and wants to make a statement about ifc, and the statement Is made
briefly the Daily News will handle 1*..
Meantime this paper will continue to give the news, while it is news,
without fear or favor.
over fhe "poor negro" who violates
the probibiton law?
Is there.any more reason why the
negro 'should be Immune from the
"plain clothes man," when he sells
liquor, than he is when he violates
any other law? Or when the white
man is arrested for some offense by
a "plain clothes man?"
Has somebody's ox been gored?
Senator Herando Desoto Money has
joined with Congressman Hobson in
predicting an early war with Japan.
Senator Money is usually conservative,
hence his apprehension will have some
weight He thinks that the possession
of the Philippine islands will occas
ion serious international complications,
which emphasizes the opinion often
erpressed in these columns ■ that the
United States has as much use for the
Philippines as a small boy has for a
The Daily News didn't intentionally
slight anybody in its publication of the
membership roll of the Business Men's
Athletic club yesterday. If you were
a member in good standing, and your
name didn't appear In the list, we'll
be glad to make the necessary cor
rection. Isn't that fair?
The agitation of the adoption of the
commission form of government for
Hattiesburg Is timely. The plan em
braces a great many desirable fea
It has proven a success in
other cities, and the Daily News does
j not doubt that it would be equally
beneficial in Hattiesburg.
| The Daily News has said things,
beneficial in Hattiesburg.
The death of Bishop Ellison Capers
of The Episcopal Diocese of South
Carolina at his home • in Columbia
yesterday will be greatly regretted.
A great and Godly man, consecrated
to the cause of humanity, he will be
sadly missed from the walks of men.
-j- a f t wlI ] not get the nomination.
Rrosevelt mU8t accept lt , elBe a con .
, ervatKe candidate wlU be nominated.
TM , a dl8pa8slonate view of the
^ sttuatlon a8 lt appearB t0 U8 ,
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and future developments will merit
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Dal,y Newa wln continue to say
if lt is news, and true, you
will find it in the Daily News.
The intercollegiate oratorical con
test will be held in Meridian on May
15. Hattiesburg could have gpeured
this event with a little effort.
The St. Paul man who fasted for 41
days is dead. He ought to have lived
to occupy apartments with Harry
The foolish father who bought
tm^hats sight-unseen musj soon
^^>en&Ry of his carelessness.
It Is funny how certain a man Is to
fall in love Just when his employer
most needs his services.
The Boston Herald says It costs
$200,040 to raise a society girl,
she worth the money?
They miss Tillman tn the senate.
While the cat's away the mice eat up
all the cheese.
A Memphis man says that the devil
will get those who kill songbirds. The
devil ought to.
President Roosevelt has signed toe
employers MablVty hill. It Is a good
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DAILY NEW8 ECHOES. ❖
Before promising to attend the press
convention at. Hattiesburg, we would
like to ask Messrs. Harris and Moffett
if they have supplied themselves with
those new-fangled "bottles that never
get empty.—Jackson News.
"Everything is small in this world,
in the estimation of the editor of the
Jackson Dally News, as compared
with a home run by a member of the
Jackson team," says the Hattiesburg
News. Yes, for a home run In time
often saves the nine, and when the
nnie needs saving the rest of the
world can go to the devil.—Jackson
ENFORCE THE LAW.
Like your editorial, I desire to com
mend the county and city officials
who have undertaken to oust the
blind tigers of Hattiesburg, regard
less of the flag under which it floats.
The list of members as published by
you, was a revelation to the average
citizen of our city. Men who have
taken a solemn oath to see that the
laws were executed, and enforced, not
only winked at, but aiding in violat
ing of the laws is something to be re
Mr. Editor this, and this alone is
the chief cause of the exlsteence of
the blind 1 tiger. I notice names on
this roster who can be f<5und on some
of the church registers, "running
with the hare, and holding, with the
The ball is opened, and it is to be
hoped that there will be no let up
| until every questionable place in the
city is aired.
These death traps under the guise
of "good of society," will decoy, and
entrap our boys and ultimately lead
to a drunkard's grave, and a gamb
If it is necessary to sacriflc the Uves
of a few good men to suppress the
nefarious business it's better than
that the whole city perish. We have
some brave and fearless officers, and
its the duty of every citizen to stand
by them, and give them all the aid
necessary to enforce the law.
W. E. FAIL.
Editor Dally News:
The session of the legislature just
closed enacted two very Important j
laws. One of these relates to the
funeral of the licensed saloon, and is
so well undeihtood as to demand no
The other relates to the commission
plan of municipal government; and is
not go well understood by those who
have not made city government a
The central idea involved in the
law is to vest the city government of
such cities as shall vote to adopt it
in a responsible commission of either
three or five men, each the head of
one of the departments of the city,
such as schools, police and public
utilities. Each of them is to be elect
ed from the ctly at large, each is to
be f mply bonded; and each is to be
subject to prompt Investigation and
removal for misfeasance or mal-feaa
ance In office.
In view of toe extreme importance
of the law and In view of the fact
tost it is
certain toot we are
y A PICTURE OF THE FUTURE.
( HkW HiU-BET
Mr. Elkins (when ■ duke) addressing the senate.
—Chicago Intsr Ocaan.
to have an election on the question
in the near future, 1 suggest that it
be published in your columns for the
information of your clientage.
My name having appeared on the
list of members of the Hattiesburg
Business Men's Athletic club In yes
terday's News, I desire to state most
positively that I am not and never
have been a member of this or any
other club in Hattiesburg, and never
was a visitor to any of them,
name on the roll was placed there
without any authority from me what
R. H. CRAWFORD.
704 West Pine street.
COTTON STATE8 LEAGUE.
STANDING OF THE CLUBS.
P. W. L. Per.
15 10' 6 .666
15 10 6 .666
15 8 7 .533
7 9 .444
16 6 10 .375
17 6 11 .353
Vicksburg .... 16
Meridian 2-5, Jackson 3-2.
Columbus 4, Vicksburg 0.
Gulfport 4, Monroe 2.
Columbus at Jackson.
Vicksburg at Meridian.
Monroe at Gulfport.
STANDING OF THE CLUBS.
P. W. L. Per.
5 0 1000
6 4 2 .666
2 3. .286
1 4 .200
Montgomery .... 5
New Orleans .. 7
Birmingham ... 5
Birmingham 4, Atlanta 5.
Nashville 5, Montgomery 6.
Little Rock 2, Mobile 6.
Memphis 3, New Orleans 2.
STANDING OF THE CLUBS.
P. W. L.
Chicago . 7
St. Louis ..
j Philadelphia 7, Boston 1 .
New York 3, Brooklyn 2.
Pittsburg 5, St. Louis 1.
Chicago 7, Cincinnati 3.
STANDING OF THE CLUBS.
P. W., L.
7 5 2
6 • 3
6 3 3
Philadelphia 3, New York 2.
St. Louis . 8'
Chicago .. 7 . 4 3
Philadelphia .... 8 4 4
Washington .... 7
. « 2 4
Washington 3, Boston 5.
Chicago 4, Cleveland 0.
St. Louis 7, Detroit 8.
SOUTH ATLANTIC LEAGUE.
M acon-Savannah; rain.
Columbia 1, Augusta 1; 8 innings.
Jacksonville 4, Charleston 2.
THE NEW SEASON
Syracuse, N. Y., April 22.—Syracuse
University will meet the baseball nine
of Franklin and Marshall* here to
morrow, opening the most ambitious
schedule ever attempted by the local
institution. Among the games on the
list are contests with Yale, Princeton,
Pennsylvania State, Brown, Columbia,
Carlisle, Notre Dame and Michigan.
BLUE GRASS BALL
TEAMS ARE READY
Bluegrass League of Baseball flubs
will begin the 1908 season this after
noon, with most flattering prospects
for a successful year. The league in
cludes Lexington, Frankfort, Rich
mond, Shelbyville, Lawrence and Ver
AT BELOIT COLLEGE
Beloit, Wis., April 22.—Beloit Col
lege will begin the best baseball
schedule It has ever had tomorrow,
when Notre Dame will be played at
South Bend. Games have been ar
ranged with Michigan, De Pauw, Ar
mour, Knox, Nebraska, Northwestern
and Lake Forest.
The resignation of W. C. Hardee,
Justice of the peace, was handed In to
the clerk of the board of supervisors
It Is stated thait Squire Hardee first
had a conference with the district at
torney relative to his connection with
the late, lamented athletic club* of
which the officer wag a member.
Mr. Hardee v ktated that 4t was his
intention to hand In his resignation
at the next meeting of the board of
supervisors, and after a discussion of
the matter with the district attorney,
he concluded to tender his resigna
tion. at once, which he did yesterday
BIG CROWD AT AUDITORIUM.
A big audience greeted Lee the hyp
notist at the Auditorium last night;
he had a large number of local people
on the stage and some of them were
excellent subjects and he again dem
onstrated his ability to furnish an en
tertainment that has more laughs to
the Minute than anything that has ap
peared at the Auditorium this season.
He was especially effective last night
In puting people In the audience asleep
this being what he calls Ma Hindoo
Lethian aleep. His ability In this dl
rectlon of course depends largely on
how people in the audience wish to
go to sleep and having toe rest, of
those present, remain as quiet as poe
sible. Some people go to sleep very
easily under toe dr
Gas Connections Free!
Until May 1st, 1908.
In order that we may double our gas output b*
the following extraordinary special offer:
Any person buying a Qas Stove from us from now until May i,
1908, at our regular cash schedule price, we will make all neces
sary house connections free of charge and connect the stove up
ready for use. Following is our schedule of prices: •
. i, w« make
Single Oven Stove .. 1 .$12.00
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, wifi say we'
will have a complete stock of fans on handball daring 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 £ou 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 now in the Hardy
Stables on Mobile Street.
s-iCOME TO SEE US:-.
HARDY & BOLTON
Screens! Screens! Screens!
Venetian Blinds ^-—
PREPARE FOR the FLY and MOSQUITO
by placing your order for
SCREEN DOORS - WINDOW SCREENS
A telephone call will bring our representative
with a lull line of samples.
All work finished to correspond with your
Interior front and set up in building.
Corley Manufacturing Co.
I Mfgs. Sash, Doors, Etc. General Mill Work
j! Dealers in GbJISS of Jill Kinds.
f THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK*^
Of HATTIESBURG, MISSISSIPPI.
A WAY TO MAKE YOUR FUTURE
secure from want Don't overlook the safe and sane method of lay
ing aside your surplus earnings with the aid of a
SAVINGS BANK ACCOUNT
Remember the savings bank is the true and led way. The way Of the
sensible folk and the way of the suocessful. You may hunt long and
often but you will not find a way hat ie better.
is hard to get the most of the people
to remain quiet; they wilt "rvlhbar"
Saturday a popular priced matinee
will be put on and Professor Lee will
hypnotise a class of ladies. The ad
mission for this occasion will he lt
and tost Interferes with the work. On
and J8 i
adults. The demonstrations at the
Auditorium are certainly of great
value to those who ore interested in
this phebomlna as Prof. tehee V
trouble to explain it very fully . and
clearly and toe manner in
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