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R. 1). GAMBRELL, ) Editors. OFFICIAL ORGAN —op Tin:— PROIIIHITIOX UXIOX OF MISSISSIPPI. CLINTON, MISS. May 30, 1885 Sntnnhy ,... Entered at the Post-office ot Clinton, Min. Second-elan Matter. an BUSINESS MENTION. All communications intended for impli cation, should l>e sent in Thursday morn ins;, and should he written on only one side of |>:i|H?r. Everything intended lor publica tion should lie written on separate pieces of paper from the business communications. The columns ot the Sword and Shiei.d will beo|H'u to a limited number-of reliable advertisers at reasonable rates, but frauds will not lie advertised at any price, however, one does creep in, it will be promtly exposed when found out. Address all communications to SWORD AND SHIELD, Clinton, Miss* If, Rooms of State Prohibition Ex- ) EoimvE Committee, .Tpril 1 st. j In view of the approaching meet ing of the Prohibition State Con vention, called to meet July 1st, in the city of Jackson, we urge an im liate and thorough organization nu'i ot our friends throughout the State. Please organize at once and report list of officers to the Secretary, Rrookhaven. Let the friends of Prohibition all over the State organize clubs, and report the same to the Sword and Shield, with the names of officers, and other items of inter Tliis will give union and effee Prohibition est. tiveness to the movement. Cn vs. B. Galloway, Ch'n. Secy. IL T. lloiii: BEAI» THIS! and committees desiring of a Prohibi ( Jountic L> secure tue services tion speaker, can do so by applying at this office, every county wishes the benefit of an address We hope to hear from and community that Prphibition. We are also prepared to furnish application a copy of the Constitu tion and By-laws, recommended the State Executive Committee the organization of Prohibition clubs. Send a two-eent stamp and get one immediately. We must ganize without delay. Ull tf * SPECIMEN COPIES. \Ye will take pleasure in sending specimen copies to any who would The ike to work for the paper, friends of temperance and Prohibi ti m could not do a better tiling to circulate the cause than Sword and Shield. -• »44 * A REQUEST. tf We want some friend of Prohibi tion and temperance in every town and county in the State to write, forming us of the condition of cause in that county or town, want to see where our strength and where our work is needed. Publisher. ANNOUNCEMENT. Luther Benson will lectuic May 28, Va ï den.May 31, June Durant. Lexington. Holly Springs. Raymond. Utica. Fayette. Woodville. Carrollton .June .J une 3, .June .J une .June 0, .June .June 14, W ANTED. A live, energetic young man Meridian to introduce a specimen copy of last week's Sword and Shield into Mercury office, and one containing that question, to Col. Shannon. lie has not seen the Sword and Shield, or seeing, has not answered. - «»«4* - Mississijqn College — Co in iiieneemeiit Week, June, ls.s.>. June 13 to 20—Final Examina tion of College classes. June 18, 8 p. m.—Exhibition Preparatory Department. June 10, 8 p. m.—Exhibition Literary Societies. J une 20, 10 Board of Trustees. June 20, 8 p. m.—Junior Prize Speaking for Trotter Gold Medal. June 21,11 a. in.—Sermon before the College and Central Female In stitute, Rev. C. E. W. Dobbs, D. D., Columbus, Miss. June 21, 8 p. m. Meeting a. m. Sermon before the Society of Missionary Inquiry, Rev. \Y. T. Lowrey, Blue Mountain, Miss. J une 22, 8 p. m—Address before the Literary Societies of College and Institute, Hon. J. G. Hall, Sardis, Miss. June 23,10 a. in.-—Meeting of the Alumni Association. June 23, 8 p. m. Exercises. •Commencement NEWS AM» NOTES. The Cabinet lias refused to allow the Government exhibit to remain at the Exposition another season. We have heard it shrewdly guess ed that the lion. J. P. is the "Out lfitis so, every Prohibi sider. tionist should see to it that he rc mains an outsider, as far as the Gov ernorship is concerned. The Prohibitionists of Columbus have beaten Mr. Eckford's petition to retail liquor, lie will apply again in the Fall, hut the Prohibi tionists ot that thriving little town will see that he does not get a ma jority petition. *- « »«4« - Some time alter Mr. .1. II. Gam brell's address at llarpervillc. a Pro hibition club was organized, with 134 names on the roll. They mean to be heard from, and we predict that their influence will spread far and near in Scott county. Fred Grant wants a place in the U. S. army that will make him a liv We liaye no objection, but we would like to know what other good points he has in addition to his needy circumstances. About one lmlf of our people are as poor poorer than Fred. Why can't he make his own way ? Never shall my hand or voice be lifted against so-called temperance fanatics. If ever a cause justified fanaticism, the temperance cause does. To me there is nothing so disgusting or more disheartening to the cause of humanity, than the self ish, ease-loving, luxurious man in dulging in dissipation and denounc ing the temperance fanaticism.— Phillips Brooks. an of be If, ) j mg. in er at all the Don't he cajoled by any party We want a law to the "bosses.' effect that on a certain day agreed on, the people may meet by counties and say whether or not whisky shall be sold, but we ilo not want the pres ent law repealed. If beaten in some counties, we can then defeat by counter-petition in the towns where we are in majority. on by for and The New York World, good au thority on such subjects, comes to the front with the information that it is thj worst possible form for a young man who is walking with his sweetheart for the first time to take her arm. If the young man in ques tion, it continues, feels, however, that he is physically her inferior, he should by all means take her arm, if otherwise, vice versa. We have been thinking as much all the while but were afraid to say it until now. The Newton Free Press comes out and publishes an article on "the cir cle of consanguinity," in which it makes out an awful state of affairs. It seems that Lowry has appointed a great many people to the different offices who were either kin to him or to some other office-holders, or they were Gov. Lowry's friends, doctors or acquaintances. At any rate it is a "clique." We would like to know who "Outsider" is. We rather sus pect that lie wants to be an ''Insider." Put out the light, let the curtain fall on the last scene, and let us go heme. The Exposition has been a "big show," hut it has come mighty near busting Mississippi. All of us who were able saw it, and some of those who were not able mortgaged their homes to see it. Between §2,000,000 and 83,000,000 gone out of the State and last year's debts not paid. That money will be slow in coming hack in the State. So we are willing for the show to move on —Ex. __ Noxubee county has only two sa loons, both of them in Macon. A prominent citizen says drinking luts greatly decreased in the county. There has been no special effort to defeat license in Macon, hut a W. C. T. U. has recently been organized with Mrs. Jesse Buck President, Mrs. Jean Vane, Secretary, and this means that the day of doom drawedi nigh. Rev. Mr. Bowen, pastor of the Baptist colored church of the town, says the church mem bers are to blame for the saloons being there. If the whisky ring is to hold its power by the negro vote, is it any better than the Radical party ? All good Democrats opposed the Radi cal party because it antagonized the blacks and whites. The whisky ring is doing the same and should be opposed by all good Democrats on same grounds.—Ex. But in spite of these facts some "bosses" insist in saying that all efforts at Prohibition are undemocratic, and that the De mocracy of the country must be maintained by the saloons. If that is Democracy, Democrats of the true stamp don't recognize it as such. er The for the in the is We at 20 1 2 4 5 7,8 10 11 15 in the he of of of not The important point whether the law of a State forbidding railroads to transport liquor, which is one fea ture of the Iowa law, will justify railroads in other States in refusing consignments of liquor billed to a point in the State where such a law exists, is soon to be tested. A case came before the United States Dis trict Court at Chicago the other day, in which a railroad was sustained in its refusal to receive a consignment of beer for Marshalltown* la. The ease was appealed and will go up to the United States Supreme Court on the constitutional question of inter state commerce. Some of our exchanges are very much opposed to "sumptuary legisla tion/' So are we. Sumptuary leg islation is that which regulates a person's expenditure in regard to food, clothing,'furniture, and has ref ference to how much a man may spend. It is such legislation as will force a man to limit his expenditure to a certain amount. Wonder if it is ignorance that makes our afore said exchanges assert that Prohibi tion is "sumptuary," or do they make such statements for the dis liopest purpose of deceiving the people, and take advantage of the prejudice in regard to such laws ? ists he The Meridian Mercury comes, out now and rejoices that "Prohibition is dead, dead, very dead, in Meri dian." It is a little previous, as the registration has not been completed yet, but its stand in the issue of last Wednesday is another example of its "neutrality." This time Col. J. J. Shannon and Mr. Jere Horn wore not absent, and make no repudia tion of Col, A. G. Horn's article. Perhaps they think that it is no use in further seeking to cajole the Pro hibitionists and conclude to let their natural proclivities assert themselves. It does seem curious how such arti cles continue to appear while Col. Shannon "remains a member <*f the Mercury firm." The Mate Ledger thinks the soon or the Democrats eliminate "Prohi bition elements," or "Railroad ele ments," or any other "elements" of docrinairs, the better for the party generally. Maybe so. That is a practical question for the Democratic leaders to decide ; hut we are not at all certain that they will take* the Ledger's view of it. If they have more votes than they can well count, and wish to diminish their numbers to convenient proportions, they may proceed with the elimination. But when all the Prohibitionists are elim inated, some candidates will feel an aching void on election day that will be hard to fill. If, however, it should he thought best not to eliminate, let the party pass a local option law by counties, and thus make way for the settlement of the question without entangling it with party politics. M ould that not be better, brother Henry? Think about it, and let us know what is your conclusion a if a PROHIBITION CLUBS AND COUNTY MASS-MEETIXJS. Doubtless our readers, as well as ourself, have been much encourage« by the reports of the organization of Prohibition clubs in various parts of the State. IVe would like to suggest, 1. That more clubs be organized either by a delegation from one Prohibition club meeting the people of another place and organizing them, or (2) by those who are in favor of Prohi bition and local option meeting and forming clubs. Copies of Constitu tion and By-laws will be sent on re ceipt of a two-cent stamp. (3) After one or two, or as many more clubs as may be, are organized, appoint a county executive committee and work up the county, by means of mass meetings, public speak in nc e' 1 etc. Above all, let us impress upon your minds the necessity of sending representatives from your county to Jackson. Let the co-operation of Prohibitionists be strong and hearty. This is an important crisis in our Prohibition movement and every man should be at his post. Why should Mississippi act less wise than other States of the Union? We have never heard of a man be ing Governor of any State for a term of eight years. * * * It is stated that the Prohibitionists are urging the claims of Lowry in a quiet way. The pardoning power exercised in behalf of Penn seems to have brought about this ; but the pardoning power lucklessly used, and some other per sons, will doubtless bring about the defeat of Ilis Accidency at the Dem i cratic Convention in July.—Ripley New Era. The intimation that the Prohibi tionists are supporting Gov. Lowry because he commuted -the sentence of Dr. R. G. Penn is absolutely false, and the Ripley New Era ca . not show one single iota of proot to support the charge. Can he tell who stated the rumor? Maybe it Prohibition was a saloon keeper, ists do not intend to support Gov. Lowry because lie commuted the sentence, but be will get their sup to beat port, if it is necessary Walker. Walker will not go down His record is too bad; Prohibi with them. he is not improving it. tionists will have noue of Walker. WM Harperville, Miss. We have organized a Prohibition club at Harperville, beginning with 134 members. This is encouraging tor Harperville. Jxo. A. Sur maker. Choctaw Count). Please send me copy Constitution and By-Laws, Prohibition clubs. We have a meeting of the citizens of this (Choctaw) county, called to at Chester Saturday, May R. J. IIuu hston. meet 30,1885. May 22. Prohibition Mass-Meet ing m Franklin Comity. There will be a mass-meeting of the friends of Prohibition in Frank lin county, held at the Court House on the 4th Monday in June, 1885 , for the purpose of electing delegates to the State Prohibition Convention, to meet in Jackson on the first day of July next. All persons favorable to the cause are respectfully request ed to attend. Speakers will he in vited to attend and address themeet Many Citizens. ing. H«w H (Joes. A poor, unfortunate man went into a town in North Mississippi one day last week, where a devil's depot had been established, into which his thirst led him. He became intoxi cated, and while in that drugged condition committed an offense lbr which he was fined I le was arrested in the presence of the man who sold him the whisky, and of men who signed the petition, by a constable who signed the petition, and was was fined by a mayor who also sign ed the petition, asking that the license he granted. D. From Lafayette County. Please say to all your subscribers that an antidote for the whisky ap petite—as furnished you by a man over whom whisky 4ms held com plete control—is this : Read Sword and Shield thoroughly every week, and thereby become a thorough Pro hibitionist, and lie will acquire a dis gust for whisky that will forever act a 3 a known safeguard. That is what 1 am writing some victims. It has worked that way with me. I have learned to look upon a saloon keeper as an enemy to the human race, and as an unsafe man to talk with, and feel assured I am cured of the desire for their poison. W. P. Il VYTER. A Memorial, Relative to the death of Sister M. L. Roane, in behalf of the I. 0. (». T. Lodge, of Magnolia, Miss.: W here as, We cheerfully submit to the will of our Heavenly Father, in calling our worthy sister, M. L. Roane from earth to heaven ; there fore, he it HrxohrJ, That while we have met with an irreparable loss in the un timely death of our Christian sister, we recognize that we have lost an earnest co-worker in the cause of Temperance, and a sister whose whole life lias been devoted to the promotion of Temperance and Re ligion. Rviolved, That in her we recog nized the character of a true Chris tian ; what she found to do, she did it with all her might. "We will miss her kind and willing hand, Her fond and earnest care, A shadow o'er our Lodge is cast, A gloom is o'er us all." Jiesvlepil, That the members of this Lodge will ever cherish and revere her name, and that the usual badge of mourning be worn for thirty days, and a copy of these reso lutions he published in the Magnolia Gazette, Sword and Shield, and a copy of each be sent to the bereaved family. Mils. Mary Prewktt, Mil«. James Williams, Miss Ella Gilson, Committee, Note —The above was received some weeks ago and only recently came to light. -Eds. . A Voice From the Mississippi («ulf Coast. A voice from our Sea Coast may awaken some interest in our behalf. It is that such may he the result, I wish to.be heard. While the good cause is moving on most grandly in many sections of t our State, and die bugle note of vic tory after victory is being sounded along the lines of the conquering army, we who live in the extreme South and keep pace with you in the rejoicings consequent upon vic tory, are yet overpowered by the overwhelming majority of our citi zens who are bent on perpetuating the traffic, which is one of the great est blights upon the would-be fair lace of our beautiful <i nil land It may be a source of some conso lation to you to know that there are a tew Prohibitionists living : itffll the places on our Sea Coast. Weak, t is true, and almost helpless, but with an earnest desire to do something towards bringing about a better state of affairs. 1 think 1 am cor rect when I say that there are mole enemies to Prohibition down here than live in any other section of our State. Put we are facing all these, and the little Hocks here and there are organizing themselves into socie ties for aggressive movements, and intend to be felt for good. Now, < our weakness is not oniy in our nu merical strength, but to our financial also. the ammunition which is necessary to carry on a war that in the very nature of things will he tierce and long. Will not the Prohibitionists of Mississippi consider this one of their mission fields ? And will not those who have freed themselves from the traffic lend us a helping hand, in the way of tracts, pamphlets, papers, &c , &e.? If any wish to do , let them send to the persons : Mr. (ï. M. Davis', Ocean Springs, Miss.; Col. 11. S. Hyatt. Handsboro, Miss.; Mrs. S. M. Î8til phin, Piloxi, Mis (Jive us your sympathy, your prayers and your help and "in name of our (Jod we will set up banners." we We are not able to purchase so the our <>. 1). B<>wt Handsboro, May 21st, IMS/». Keeping the Holden Mean. An old gentleman was once tcll e friends of his that the best ing soin way to fight the drink was by pledg ing all the children to shun it—to get them to hate it, and the would not then he drunk next generation arils. A friend oi his laughed at the idea, and said such "tomfoolery was "not necessary. "Poli! poll!" ho said ; "such iol lluman nature ever rushes into drinks to ex order to n , and they Why don't ly. extremes. One man , and another man, in nothing cess be safe, drinks are both equally weak, they keep the golden "All !" said the old man, the golden mean They do try to keep it, hut they can't and they don t. Jim Alloside tried to keep the golden mean in the turnpike road the other day, but he d been too long at the saloon, and he couldn't do it for the life of him. He had business on both sides of the road at the same time, and the dreadful way in which he struggled to do it, was awful to see. 'Keep the golden mean, Jim.' golden mean,' he stammered : 'gold is all gone, and silver and copper, too, and there's only meanness left, anybody may see. And so it is with thousands of drinkers. They intended to keep the golden mean; one of them ever began life of becoming f them are, all aimed at the golden mean. If they had been brought up abstainers and kept to it, they would have been safe. So you see, hoys and girls, the only safe way is to iet strong drink of all kinds severely alone. Will you?—Banner. mean : "it's just that beats them. I lid, The as r.ot with the intention drunkards, too many because they Tlie Alcoholic Disease. An examination of alcoholic in temperance in its origin cm only terminate in one result—that is, in the conviction that it beion physically and morally, to the class of fermentative or zymotic diseases. No mere deprivation of natural ap petite will produce it; never does it exhibit itself till alcohol lias been consumed; and what is especially to be remarked is, that alcohol acts in the production of the intemperate habit by poisoning the blood and ar resting the healthy operation of the system. It attacks the faculties; those qualities both o-s. D ? nervous higher which give a moral tone, and lead up to true happiness and a vir It dethrones reason, and man tuous life, retrogades its victim to the level of the brute. In this manner, and in no other, lcoholic drinks is physl the craving for produced—which is always a cal malady in its inception—until by continuous indulgence it takes a set tled and chronic form, leading its victim through the stages of mania a pot a. dipsomania, rpHipsp , and nu merous forms of mental and physical depravity.—Quarterly Journal. It is stated that Lieut. Greely was offered by a publisher 825,000 for a hook detailing his arctic experiences, to be done within ninety days after his return. He refused the tempt ing offer on the ground that his first duty was to make his official report to the government. This work is still incomplete, owing to his badly broken health ; and in view of the f ict that the prospect is that he will he unable to return to active duty for a long time to come, his friends, with his consent, will introduce a bill at the next session of Congress asking his promotion to the rank of major, to be followed at once by his retirement on half pay. The Kansas Supreme Court has been called upon to decide a pjint probably never before raised. It seems that when the jury went out one of the number proposed to open their deliberations with prayer, and tliereupon proceeded to pray "long and loud." The verdict was against the defendant, whereupon his lawyer moved to set it aside, on the ground of "undue influence exercised by one of the jurymen by means of pub lie prayer in the jury room." OPINIONS OF THE I'KESS. < the There is plenty of money in country, and it is represented by currency as good as any in the worn.. The United States is no longer a bor rowing nat o i, and a panic iir finan cial circles is hardly among the pos sibilities.—Chicago Tribune, Hep. Our navy ought to he allowed to compete in the "sham naval battle which the British Admiralty pro poses to have in Ran try Bay. other nation has more sham vessels, and we would probably win the prize,—Washington Star, Ind. Secretary Whitney has just dis 1 that the government has paid §1*00,000 for repairs on a wood en navy vessel, the original cost ot which could have been a cent more than one-third that amount, ever, ances to a Ind. No naval covere« IIow "thc cash in the Treasury bal cent."— Chicago Times, We wish the President would ake haste to fill a few more Mas sachusetts offices with capable Dem Mr. Pillsbury is unfortunate ly the only man they can flock to. He hasn't offices enough to go round, 1 it would ease up matters it the President would put Democrats into the other important offices.—Boston Post, Dem. The liquor ring in Meridian gave the "niggers" free rides and free whisky while the re-registration was going on in that city. Five liquor petitions were on hand and as soon as the colored brother was register ed, his name was whisky petition, ism of the worst kind? to a good Democrat.—Clay County Leader. Let us be manly and consistent. We have no right to expect benefits whore we have rendered no service. If we are anxious to share the ad vantages of Democratic victories we must help the Democrats to win such. To say that Mr. Cleveland has been inconsistent toward us because lie has not appointed or retained in high places colored Republicans is highly ridiculous and absurd.—New York Freeman, Negro Organ. Less than a year ago, a Blaine Republican of Boston, who was very apprehensive of a return of" Rebels' to power and of a Democratic mo nopoly of Federal offices, passed the civil service examination. A few days since he was notified that he had been appointed to a second-class clerkship in the Interior Depart ment, the notice of appointment be i„g signe, 1 l,y Sec-etai-V Lamar. His tlieory of -'Uebol" supremacy has umtergone a ehungc.-lkhlgcport ,y. " When President Cleveland select ed Dr. Sunderland's church at Washington, at which to attend ser vices, the comment was made that the congregation was more solidly Republican than that of any other church in the city. But that fact does not seem to have prevented the congregation from becoming so shoeked ami indignant because Fred Douglass, a colored man, occupied one of the pews last Sunday that he felt compelled to write a card to the newspapers, explaining that lie had not rented a pew in the church, and defending his right to worship God where he pleases.—Courier Journal. .... ... . , , 1 he sod had scarcely settled over Ramos body when 1 resident Zaldi •proposed to the Salvadorian Con gross a scheme looking to the con summation of the centralization which Barrios had attempted, lhe murmurs of discontent which lias. been gathering for nearly a year mi mediately broke out in such a storm that Dr. Zaldivar resigned the Pres Money in hot haste and fled the cap ital at night. The lion's skin had fallen away anil revealed the jackal. Central American unification may sometime be accomplished, but it will never be by such as Za'divar — Washington Host. Why the American people should care so little for what was once their greatest joy, as to let men like Robeson and Chandler convert their fleets into dockyard hulks, to enable the government to be cheated by its own officers, is something hard to understand. Part of the change is undoubtedly due to the growth with in fifty years of a vast inland popu lation, whose imagination is not touched i»v the sea or the sailors, as tliat of their forerunners along the coast used to be. Down to the out break of the war the man who could fight or sail a ship was one of the he roes of American story. In twenty five years we have changed so rapid ly that we look on with placid res ignation while the fleet is taken out of commission and put into politics, and every ship caulked a dozen dines over with fraud and false hood.—New York Evening Post, Xml. m ocrats am enrolled on the Isn't that Radical It looks so to d he it life all up iet in in ap it to in ar the the vai of is by its a is a of A few days ago the nobility of Russia celebrated the centenary ot their rights and privileges, as granted by Catherine II. The Emperor ad dressed them in a long imperial re script, highly praising their past services to the throne and country, and expressing full confidence in their continued fidelity and devotion, In all the principal towns of the cm pire the fete was kept with general accord, while at St. Petersburg and Moscow various ceremonies, proces sions and balls were arranged. One well-known member of the nobility signalized the event by entirely re - milling all arrears of land redemp tion taxes owed by his former peas ants, amounting to 280,000 roubles, —Exchange. W. C. Ï. u. Our National organ, the Union Signal, is invaluable to »locals. Let clubs be torwarded at once from the Price, SI. 7Ô, sin clubs of ten, SI.50. differeut Unions, gle copies; in This is a sixteen-page weekly, pub lished at 1G1 La Salle St., Chicago, 111., Mr. Chas. E. S. Fielden busi It contains the pur ness manager, est of home reading for our ehil dren. Mrs. E. II. Ervin. Miss Frances E. Willard, in Un ion Signal, says : "Dr. R. L. Mc Donald, our California temperance millionaire, lias placarded our pavil ion at New Orleans Exposition with our name in full, printed in large clear letters, lie says we will make a great mistake in supposing that one person in twenty knows the meaning of W. C- T. I and that while it is well enough, for abbrevia tion's sake, to use the lour letters when writing among ourselves, we can well afford to give their word equivalents at all other times. The great heedless public is, he thinks, iu much the same state of obfusca that queer old South Caro linian who recently said, on seeing . four letters, 'W. C. T. l\, humnh ! , that don't spell any thing to me.' Suppose we stand advised.' . . . . r , , « '<>> tins comma.,,call , m I semi a <«* ><«»». r0 '" «.»•' V . , &»<* 'resnlent, Mrs Emm I 'h hope the L nions over the Mate will begin right away to send to^ y»u short items for the W. C. T. L. space. That will keep us all ac quainteil with each other s work and bo a constant help, I am so glad to tell you that the Woman's Christian Temperance Un ion have at last succeeded in defeat ing two liquor petitions here. This was done by getting signers to coun tor-petitions. Much rejoicing is felt by our community, who begin to see that we are in earnest, and mean to close the saloons, if labor, prayar and education will accomplish it. Some ot the Temperance Unions in the State write to us to tell them what to do. in a war upou the saloons, by ting up counter-petitions and gen oral Prohibition petitions against all sa j oon8? t | 1C y will find that they have pj en ty to do, and the work will keep t h e nFthoroughly alive. This is the W()rk now before the Unions in Mis g i M jppj. It a ny Union is in doubt ag j 10W t0 t j 0 j ti ] et them get legal a( j vice or wr j te t0 t0 this Columbus p„j on? an ,j st mly for themselves the j aws regulating the liquor traffic in t j, e Revised Gode of Mississippi, ^ wou bl like to take this way of g a yjng to the L nions that we find it jjiiportant in order to keep the in— terest enlisted, to have a regular day an j pj ace 0 f meeting. We meet every Thursday afternoon. \Ve have »ot a member who would foil in do mg the part given her. We do have the most delightful time. Every wo man talks when the need is felt. ± o gentlemen being present, none of us object to raising our voices in the church. W e bring m reports as to w ork done tor lemperanee, and plan together as to the best way to put '| own ^ ie J*fl uor tDiflic. W eliave no liquor petition now before the pub ^ ut as f 00 " as anotaer 18 publish ®'}begin a counter-petition, \V e 10 n °t devote an hour or two to this work, hut who»e days. W e in f e,u ^ *° c ^ ean Columbus well of liquor, to make it pre-eminently the place for the Mate Industrial Gol ^& e * 1'leuse tell us the feeling ot ^ ie P e °ple as to this in your part oi the country. W ould a liquor dem o ; Bi° n ln the legislature be a stunt bling-block in the way of appropna dons from the State for the College ! Some argue that more money will he given if we send liquor men to Jack son than if our representatives are for Temperance. We want to hear from the State as to this. I scatter the Sword and Shield like good seed abroad. Hope the harvest will he great. Mils. Mollie McG ee Sn ell. Cor. Sec. Miss. W T . G. T. U. Columbus, May 2G. tion as our The main class to reach until the saloons are "no more" are the color ed petitioners. They can be reas oned with and enlightened as to the true state of the case. The Lord is "working together" with us of the Woman's Christian Temperance U ion by sealing the instructions we Let us, then, not give spar n give. ingly, hut use all righteous means and methods for gaining their ear. They ca a be enlisted on o.ur side, as has been clearly proved. Shall we mothers sit idly by and alhw "whis ky men" to use them to fasten the saloon over against our home. Is it out-stepping woman's sphere thus to protect the dearest spot on earth .' Even those who are shut in from public work of any kind, can speak to the gardener or working men on the place, and in the fear of God, telling them of the evil, them of the danger, women may he formed into Chris tian Temperance Unions. The chil dren can be taught just as we trying to teach ours. tluit sow beside all waters. Isa. 32 ; 20. warning The colored are "Blessed are ye Mrs. F. H. Ervin, State Pres't W . C. T. I . T. C. If they will all engage get • -» A Bad fuse. Prohibition may do in heaven, but it won't do on earth.—-A Clergyman 1 » Letter. We wonder if that clergyman prays, "Thy will be done on • earth Voice. as it is in heaven. Local Option by counties !