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By W. H. SEITZLER
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Carrie Nation visited Harvard - and
got away without having a degree
conferred upon her.
The Press says that Meridian is a
good city to visit. Hattiesburg is a
good city in which to live.
jApostle Reed Smoot is an aspirant
for tbe United States senate from
Utah. A man with a name and a
polygamist at the same time has no
business in the United States senate.
Teddy has signified his intention of
•ticking to the negro and let the lily
whites go to the dickens,
makes but little difference which one
he hugs—the southern states will re
A man up in New York shot his
sweetheart because she would not
elope with him and then jumped out
the window of a seven story building,
killing himself instantly. He should
have done the last act first.
TX-P-r-Kyle who died in Indiana
with small pox in 1865 is now living
in Arizona. So it is not everybody
who dies goes to either heaven or hell.
This ia a case where one man went to
another state in this country.
When Editor Sietzler comts to
Vicksburg we're going to coax him
up into the fifth story of the Carroll
Hotel and ring the fire alarm.—Vicks
burg American. No, thanks. There
is a brand on the first floor we like
just as well.
Mexican war dollars sold in New
York yeBterdav at 37*cents, and silver
bullion at 47 1-2. The Chinese bank
era and brokers bought up all they
could get.—-Clarion-Ledger. And yet
the Clarion-Ledger advocates the free
and unlimited coinage of silver.
The court of appeals of Kentucky
thould now be impeached. It granted
a new trial to a man who had com
mitted murder and that same night
the man was taken from jail and
lynched. If*the appeal had not been
granted the man would have been
hanged according to'law.
Biloxi, Misaissippi'City and Gulf
port are to be connected by an electric
railway. The AmericanTpredicts that
before many years the three towns
will be united into Greater Gulfport,
and that Mississippi will have a sea
port city that will be the pride of cur
As Bryan retires further back iu
the rear Cleveland comes further to
the front. The main reason for this
ib that those who were hounding
Cleveland and praising Bryan a few
years ago have discovered tliat]J they
had made a great mistake, hence they
have dropped Bryan "and taken up
Cleveland, or is silent "altogether.
The Progress wishes to whisper
something in the off ear of tlie mayor
and board of aldermen when the time
comes for granting franchises. This
city is becoming too large to be mon
keying with this imoprtant matter.
Monkey work is bad work at any stage
of the game, ana more so just at this
time in the history of Hattiesburg.
Owing to a malignant disease that
has broken out among
and sheep of the New England stHtes
Secretary of Agriculture Wilson has
issued an order directed to all rail
roads, transoprtation companies and
stockmen not to transport cattle from
Boston to any to any state, hoping by
this meange to stamp out the disease.
It will be only a few years before
we will be talking about greater Hat
tiesburg and then take in Rawls
Springs and have street cars running
-v every fifteen minutes out there aud
along the line.
panda -and that is very probable—
it will naturally be up Maiu street
and out in the direction of Rawls
every lmudred yards
If the city ever ex
Hattiesburg should have the biggest
manufacturing concern of any city in
the state, it matters not what its
ture. The Progress never did favor
cotton mills to any great extent.
They are good things for tbe stock
holders, bnt in no perceivable way do
they help a towu according to the
amount of capital invested,
ploys pauper labor and cannot benefit
a town to any great extent. What
Hattiesburg wants is a sugar refinery
or a furniture factory on a large scale.
It is stated that negroes are flocking
from the southern Atlantic coast to
Washington aud Philadelphia. Now
listen for the inauguration of Uie Jim
Crow cars in those cities, though the
Philadelphians seem to stand in awe
at the idea of those cars in New Or
leans and sarcastically say the south
had better educate its colored popula
tion instead of humiliating it by the
adoption of the Jim Crow ears. It
will not be six months before the peo
ple of that city will neither educate
the negro nor let him ride in any sort
of a car, but will be chasing him
over the city at the business end of a
shotgun. Tlieu they will remark,
We don't kuow what
made for nohow.
a negro wm
THE PBN80IN ROLLS.
The pension list is running up just
like the war did not end thirty years
j ago. Last year there was a total in
this state of 5,641 pensioners, this year
there are 6,680, an increase of 1,029.
-—[Monroe has the largest list—201—
I while Issaquena has only 4. Perry
year had 44, while this year it
i has 73. These has been art increase in
nearly all the counties in the state,
though a decrease in some, Monroe
being one of them. In some of the
counties the decrease is very much
out of proportion to the increase in
other counties, say 1 to 5, if not a
The lowest number of pensioners is
confined to the delta counties, there
being comparatively few in those
Let the young men of the city take
the matter in hand and establish a
public park in the city. No public
concern is more needed where one
could go on Sunday evenings or the
early part of the night and while
away a few hours in recreation.
There is no place of amusement in
Hattiesburg unless the young folks
take a hay ride away out in the coun
try, in which case there is more hard
labor than pleasure,
place where we can go out and pass a
pleasant evening in innocent amuse
ment, listen to good music, read or
play games—this does not mean shoot
ing craps—and have a good time gen
erally. The young people are the
ones to take the matter in hand and
they should begin to talk about it
now and be ready to "throw open the
doors" of the park early in the com
We want a
When Teddy was down here in Mis
sissippi he went in pursuit of the
wrong game. If he wanted to have
sport that was really of a sporting
nature he should have gotten into the
chase of one of the old razor-back
sows that climbs fences in this sec
tion or that will begin at one end of
a pine root and eat it to the other if
it leads her out of the neighborhood.
Collier's dogs would not have been in
the chase. Why, the other day while
a cannon ball train on the North
eastern was making somewhere in the
neighborhood of sixty miles an hour
one of these old sows thought the
train was trying to head her off to
keep her from going through a cer
tain gap in the fence. But. it didn't.
She raised her head and ears, simply
outrun that train for three hundred
yards, and then was not going her full
speed either. Teddy does not, cer
tainly, know what rough riding is if
lie never entered the chase after a
Mississippi razor-back hog.
Inquiry conducted by several ed
ucational institutions on cigarette
smoking discloses some figures,
which, if true, should set not only
the boys of the laud to thinking, but
the parents or others with influence
The average efficiency of non-smo
kers according to these reports is 95
per cent. Of 100 cigarette smokers
only six can hope to attain a degree
of proficiency that would allow them
to hope for success in positions requir
ing attention to detail or depending
on an active mind in any healthy
Sixty per cent have poor memories,
which, while not. disqualifying for
important work, is such a handicap
as to retard advancement.
Forty per vent are given to exagera
tion, certainly a fearful handicap.
This is accounted for by the various
subterfuges in making excuses for
the habit iu obtaining the cigarettes
when they had been deprived of the
ordinary means of procuring and the
desire to imitate associates, who
pride themselves on their sharp prac
tices in obtaining the forbidden weed.
Sixty per cent have bad manners, a
result of the foregoing.
To find that ninety per cent are
sluggards in mind and body is enough
to cause people to think.
The above charges may be colored
to flavor the investigators but. there
is much truth in these charges is at
tested by the action of some business
men who, having a choice, pass up
the young man with "yellow fingers.
If yon will notice the confirmed
cigarette smokes holds the cigraette
between the first and second fingers of
the left hand and if belonging to the
class called "fiends," these two
fingers are discolored by the nicotine
from the cigarette.
One observer said he had th« first
man or boy to see with the "yellow
fiuger" who was reliable. That he
did not employ them because he knew
that they would smoke as soon as the
new wore off in spite of rules to the
contrary. That the time consumed
in making and lighting was not the
objection so much as he knew the
man would lie to hide his fault or to
obtain a chance to smoke and naturally
having learned to lie about other
things, if occasion seemed to demand.
He said that he had never »een a
"yellow finger" who wasn't a clock
That the desire to smoke was more
aente than the average appetite and
for an honr before closing time they
would get restless and become unfit
These are indictments that should
arouse every man or woman who
stands in a position of influence over
the youth of the land.
That it is not your boy and that he
may feel hurt if you give him your
opinion is no excuse for your inac
tion. Your very silence encourages
him that you tolerate the habit in
your boy or employe is ample excuse
to his mind for what his
science condemns* -
You will not employ a liar
thief, yet you indulge the habit that
You object to whiskey breath be
cause it it offensive to customers, yet
yuo overlook a cigarette breath t hat
stinks to the skies.
You fire the periodical drinker,
who costs you nothing but disap
pointment because of his failure to
show up for work, yet you keep on
your pay roll an employe whose
habits lead to the most objectionable
of all fanlts, lying, or hypocrisy if
that sounds better.
You whip your child for stealing off
to play, but you indulge the "yellow
fingers" who steals off to take a few
Yon can stop it in your establish
ment, the other man can do the same.
Yon begin and the other man will
join in the movement in selfprotec
tion.—The American Merchant.
REPORT OF THE CONDITION OF
[he First National Bank
AT HATTIESBURG, IN THE STATE OF MIS
SISSIPPI, AT THE CLOSE OP BUSI
NESS. NOVEMBER 25, 1902.
Loans ana discounts^.
Overdrafts, secured and
U.H. Bonds to secure circulation.. 12,50© 00
U. 8. Bonds to secuie U. 8.
d . pot its...
Premiums on U. 8. Bonds
8tocks. securities, etc ....
Banking-house, furniture & fixtures. 14,6.5 86
I>ue from Nat'l ti'ks (not re
Due from State banks and
Due from approved reserve
Internal Revenue Stamps..
Checks and other ca»h Items 473 18
Notes of other National
Fruct'l paper eux'cy nickels
Lawful money reserve in
Redemption fund with U.S.
Treasurer (5 per cent of
unsecured. 30.537 16
10,* 8 00- -K 058 IS
Capital stock paid In
penses and taxes paid.. ..
National bank notes out
Reserved for int. and taxes
Due to other National Banks 4,347 Hi
Due to Btate Banks and
Dividends Unpaid .
Individual deposits subject
to check.£70,802 03
Time certificates of deposit 09,846 69
profits, less ex
12 500 00
Casier's checks outstand'g
U. 8. Deposits.
Notes and hill
50,000 00- 420.04© 10
State of Miss* ssippi \
County of Perry. J
I, A. F. Tbomasson Cashier of
the above named bank, do solemnly
swear that the above statement is true
to the best of my knowledge and belief.
A F. Thomasson Cashier.
Subscribed and sworn to before me
this 26th day of November, 1902.
A. A. Montague, Notary Public.
T. E. Ross,
8. E. Travis,
G. L. Hawkins,
Charter of Incorporation of the
Tucker-Greer Drug Company.
Sec. 1. The following named persons,
viz: S. C. Tucker, H. C. Greer, A. V.
Hays, M. G. Field, and their associates
and successors, are hereby created a
body corporate under the provision? of
chapter twenty-five (25) of tbe Anno
tated code of 1892 of the state of Mis
sissippi, under the corporate name of
the "Tucker-Greer Ding C.inpany,"
and the domicile of said company shall
be in Hattiesburg, in the county of
Perry, state of Mississippi,, and the
capital stock of said company is fixed at
ten thousand dollars, divided into one
honored shares of one hundred dollars
each, to be evidenced by certificates of
stock issued under the corporate seal of
the company to subscribers and
purchasers who may be entitled to tbe
-ame, but the company may organize
and begin business when Beveta thous
and dollars have been snbscril ed for
and paid m.
Sec. 2. The objects and purposes for
which this coiporation is formed are, to
engage in, own, carry on and conduct
a general wholesale and retail drop
business, and to t bat end it uiay buy,
sell, compound and manufacture drugs,
chemicals, avrnpe, paints etc ar d may
bay and sell books stationery, toys,
trinkets, toilet articles aud all oth^r
things nsnally dealt in by drnggists and
may own and operate a soda fount and
fixtures and may buy, owu, lease and
hold all real and personal property
necessary and proper for its purposes,
not in excess of the limit fixed by sec
tion 888 of the said chapter twenty-five
of the Annotated code of 1892.
Sec. 3. The period for wl ich this
corporation may exiet shall be fifty
years, and it shall have all tl e rights,
powers and privileges confeired upon
corporations organized under the gener
al law of this state and may have and
exercise all other rights, pov ers and
privileges necessary to the '•occeesfnl
conduct and management of its busi
ness not in conflict with the constitu
tion and laws of this state tr of the
Sec. 4. Its affair* shall be managed
by a hoard of three directors, and the'
first board shall be chosen from among
tbe incorporators, who shall serve for
one year and nntil their successors are
elected and qualified. All subsequent
directors shall be chosen fnm among
tbe stockholders and stall s< rve for a
period of one year and nntil their suc
cessors are elected and qualified. The
officers shall be a president, vice presi
dent, secretary and treasurer and their
daties shall be defined in the bv-lawe.
Sec. 5. When this charter shall have
been approved by tbe governar of the
state and duly recorded and certified by
the secretary of state, the iDcoopor&tors
named herein may meet in the city of
Hattiesburg, at a time aud place to be
previously named in a notice for that
purpose which notice may be sent to
each incorporator through the mails,
and organize the company by electing
three directors from among tbe in
corporators, who shall immediately
elect the officers named in the preced
ing section. They may sell its shares of
stock on such terms as may be deemed
best, and receive pay therefor in money,
property, real and personal, or both, or
in labor or service to be performed
They may adopt by-laws, and amend,
alter or repeal tbe same, by a rote of a
majority in value of the stockholders,
each stockholder being allowed one vote
for every share of stock owned by him,
and may do such other sets as may be
ry to carry out tbe objects and
* of this corporation, not in con
h the constitution and laws o t
3 or of the United Stiles.
If painting is your trouble
Let me be your doctor. . .
I am now ready to take any contract in the painting line
If You Want Your House Painted
Come and see me—I will guarantee my work perfect and my
IF YOU WANT YOUR ROOMS PAPERED,
I have in stock in my new store THE FINEST LINE OF
WALL PAPERS IN THIS SECTION. You select the
paper and I do the rest.
I still carry on my SIGN WOK; also REPOLISH FUR
NITURE. Will make old furniture like new.
Come and see me.
130 Front Street.
The PITTS PHOTO STUDIO.
COMMENCING MONDAY, DECEMBER i.
As an inducement for
Are desirous at the present time to
have the people know that our
equipment is complete with the best
that money can buy; that we are
more than ever anxious to execute
photographic work of a high stand
ard. We have tried it in the past.
We are up to it in the future.
and in order to place our work in
every home, believing in the good
of judicious advertising, we have let
go mercenary considerations and
offer one cabinet of your baby or
child for a limited time only as
herein stated entirely
ENDING SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6.
You get your moneys* worth by advertising in the Daily Progress.
AiJ Society Will Hold Its Fourth An
nual Bazaar Dec. 5, 1902.
All kinds of fancy work—children's
clo'.hing, dressed dolls, home-made can
dy etc. will be exhibited for sale
A bakery will also be run in connec
tion with tbe other bo^tbes, where you
can bny all kinds of home made breads,
cakes etc. The express and post offices
will afford amusement and fun for the j
young people, while the "Fish Pond"
will be a great attraction for the chil- j
A fine program will be iendered
under the management of a special
Refreshments will be
Open Day and Night.
The Best 2.1 Cent Meals in the City.
Short Orders and
Lunches of ....
Fish end Ousters a Specialty.
Front Street, Between Depots.
J. L. Kearney
Before Giving Your Contract.
So I am
f petting in h
k fine lot of
J & Watches
" for the
Call and Examine my stock.
w. r. McDonald.
TOfYyTT m TTY T f TP-TI fgT ! 1
Mr. Editor: We are now in the
And have one of the Nicest Shoe Stores in the South. We Know very little about advertising and
Want you to help us out.
Please tell 'the people that we are now prepared to *
Fit them in Up~to=Date Shoes,
Shoes that are made for us of the best material that money can buy, that we appreciate their shoe
trade and will not sell them shoes that do not fit.
Good Shoe from us as are made at the price.
Please tell them that they can gen a s
Also tell them that some one will get a
first class buggy at our store on Jan. 15, 1903. We will now close by saying if any of
your folks want shoes we would like to sell them just the sarr.t as other folks.
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WOMAN'S SUFFERAGE ADVOCATES 1
Will Hold a Meet at Jackson
Special to the Daily Progress.
Jackson, Nov. 29. —The woman's
suffrage advocates in Mississippi will
hold a convention in Jackson on the
12th of December for the purpose of
reorganizing the old forces and estab
lishing new fields of work. The ofti
1 cial call for the meeting has been
issued by Mrs. Hala Hammond Butt,
of Clarksdale, the state president.
Notice is given that the meeting will
I not be a public one, as the session
will be devoted to executive matters.
VICKSBURG TO ISSUE BONDS
Governor Has So Amended Charter
So as to Grant Privilege.
Special to the Dally Progress.
Vicksburg, Nov. 29.—Governor
Longino has approved an amendment
to the charter of the city of Vicks
burg authorizing the board of aider
men to issue bonds in the sum of
$850,000. The legislature of 1900
passed an act authorizing this bond
issuance and the notes were sold to
Chicago firm, Nnveen & Company,
but they made a technical objection
to the manner of issuance, stating
that it was violative of section 80,
and in order to make the issue valid
the charter amendments is secured.
If the objection raised by the pur
chasers is good in law a large number
of bond series have been illegally
issued by towns in Mississippi opera
ting under tbe special charters.
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