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Description: Capt. J. T. JonesDate: March 27 1908
Newspaper published in: Starkville, MS
Source: MSU Library
Page/Column: Page 3, Column 3
CAPT. J. T. JONES
It is a pity that Mississippi has not more enterprising men with money like Capt. J. T. Jones, President of the Gulf Ship Island Railroad. It is his brains, energy and money that made Gulfport the deep harbor it is today. His brains, energy, money and faith in Mississippi built the Gulf & Ship Island Railroad, giving access to one of the finest ports of the world, and the finest pine belts in the world. The cities, towns and industries along that road are but the sequences to his industry, and a free investment of his wealth. He came to Mississippi from his New York home a stranger, but today he is the best known citizen of the state and recognized as one of the greatest benefactors the state ever had. Would that there were more like him.
The picayune attacks being made upon him in certain quarters will fall harmless. Replying to these attacks, Capt. Jones invites the fullest investigation, feeling that this attempt to prejudice the people against him and his road will prove groundless.
Mississippi has more room for men of means like J. T. Jones. One such man is worth more to the state and its industrial development than all the cheap politicians in the country, who play to the galleries and appeal to passions and prejudice, that they may be profited.—Yazoo City Herald.