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tofUMnus, Mill , t;vpAY vovmr.. f rnniMHY K SIIIPrillG MICE I0HASTIC LIQUOR MSI COUETO !ID UNIIKj Ma III TO TAKC fill AO Will hdf (ONVfrU IMMfDlATt MIPS TO tlGIJLAIlMf Ml MAM, ttriM ciih uiiiirinr I trur rwf fiuv w F a v ii , ii n n 1. 1 nru I l n i r. . - r. in i, '0 I VAN US OFFERED A KM INC I OF SHU'S WOULD MAKK MANY ISCONSIDKKKI) STATICS "HONK l)KY" whkK aii rii of n Situation Ar (u(ul. Wi.hlnff.i, h, 1 7 7 K ruth lu (;rmn itjt.marin riffimfn end It ff-i u(mn tha t'nit. fiUtM were li.r.. lute Friday hy President Wjlxm and the mtiinrt The meeting Uited only an hour, and afterward It no naw steps had liwn derided on. Arming of American merchant men and the economic effect of the partial tip up of shipping out of American porta were th subject on which the cabinet centered attention. Secretary McAdoo 1 compiling a lint of vessel held In port, and Secre tary Red field n making a compre hensive analysis of the Inroad sub marinea ar making on shipping gen erally. Consideration is Kiven by the gov- ernment to all th different phases Dftda tt Wait Until Snpfm Court lalilf of Waft randum. Wahitf !. r I" lt 'I " on Hoi.! in j i; !r. f t 1 1 !ri potnffi ari'M't'f iai inn t . -II, hin make It a flnf ff r.y to ordr or an gn t k'ip in" 'hs'-l tion lerrlfnry, liquor in any i'inM trill li atiairil by lb tonferre in tha part of the houe and donate. Fpeaker ( Ink U iiof .f a ha intr aaid that had au h a proportion been ugketd In tha home it would have carried. In the senate, It re ceived supnort of local optinnist and tome prohibitionists. It w proposed by a local optionixt. An interesting feature of the de. bata today was the opposition to the amendment on the part of Senator Kenyon, tar actor of tho prohibition and reformation forces. If the amendment is sustained, no more of the situation that have developed H'juor will be shipped into Alabama since the break in relations with tier- a present laws remain ir many, includinir the detention of the I force V...,.ui.. .. .i... ...;.w I Washmirton. Feb. 17. With its Austria, the oliirht of Americans in added drastic prohibition legislation Turkey and Belgian relief. High the postal appropriation bill, carry- officials took pains today, however. 'nK $332,000,000, was passed uy tne in Umv.,.u;.o hf tu. r,w I aenate vesterdtty after a " Vliiiunoibc VflV fcllC KICAb IHIIUB- I " mental problem before the nation if the illegal submarine campaign it self. Against this campaign the United States has made the most vig orous protest possible short of war but the administration realizes thai ao long as it permits American ships to be held In poll for fear of "tatuta by submarines it in effect is ac week of vigorous debate. It was sent back to the house, which will ask for n conference on the amendments. The senate wrote into the bill a provision making it a criminal of fense to ship liauoi' into states which prohibit its manufacture and Bale tbua. milliying the statutes of cer tain prohibition states permitting the 4 "W1 9 jf J 1 1 1 t f -.r. v . ii" w u '-'7.' III p$miwn ggilk : Mil ift 4 liilfi hit lit emu MAM lir A HI ONY tO Of MM OM SHIP IIOOI. IN DMV lIMKlfOMV, THINKS I'IUuSImNT nMi;iNoiioinu.,a: (irralfy !ifl Maur Will I! 5utainl ft (W i . I th f-i Crtn in Nwr Yarh tvtnmg Tlgrm. VARSITY TEAM WINS SIX STRAIGHT GAMES HAPPENINGS OF INTEREST GKTHEHED HERE AND 1KEFE PRETTY GAME YESTERDAY AF TERNOON RESULTED IN VICTORY FOR I. I. & C I . ... A.1A1 quiescing in the German policy. This importation oi iimneu quanuues Ul state of affairs, it is admitted, can- liquor for personal consumption not be Dermitted to continue indef- Another provision would bar from I Mi mails letters, postal cards, cir aiuiAJijr i - What the United States must do culars, newspapers and other pro to end it, and when, are the only visions containing liquor advertising ouestiona. The oresident is under- in states having laws against such stood to have verv definite oninion advertising; violation to be punish as to what should be done, hut he able by a fine not to exceed $1000 has not vet decided that the time or imprisonment not to exceed six tn dn it ,. rnme months for the first offense or more Pre. dintrh. frm Rerlin n. than one year for the second offense nnuneinr t.ht the 7!? Amerirnn efl. Determined efforts made by the men hrnno-ht in hv the Virmwrfnle postoffice committee to increase sec had been released caused the demand ond class mail rates and to establish that the men be freed to. be with-U cent postage on drop letters were held nen drno- official advirea on the I made and bitterly contested and the subject. A cablegram was sent to proposals were finally thrown out on the Spanish ambassador at Berlin a Point of order asking whether the report was true. It is not doubted, as it Has been as sumed from the first that Germany would not hold the men after rumors reaching there of the imprisonment of German sailors in the United States had been cleared up. That the varsity basketball team of the Industrial Institute- and Col lege cannot be downed, was proven yesterday afternoon when they won their sixth straight game. The con test was played on the local campus between the Mississippi Woman's College team and the "girls in blue," and resulted in a score of 14 to 6. The playing was quick and snappy, and the game was one of the best ever seen in this city. Miss Annie Cook of Hattiesburg, acted as referee, and Miss Mae Mas- sengale, of the I. I. & C. was umpire. The varsity team has this season won two games from the Woman's College, two from the Normal Col lege, one from Beason College and one from the University co-eds. THREE COLLEGE GAMES W BE SEEN HERE THIS SEASON Program for Washington's Birthday Under the auspices of the Daugh ters of the American Revolution, the following, program will be rendered at the Franklin Academy next Thurs day morning at 9:15 o'clock: Invocation Rev. W. S. Slack. Song Washing in our. Washing ton School. Reading From Declaration of In dependence High School Boy. Stereoptican View3 Youth of Geo. Washington Miss Hooper and Mrs. Sydenstricker. Song Star Spangled Banner High School Chorus. Reading The Efforts of a South ern Woman Miss Ann P. Cunning ham, to restore Mt. Vernon to the nation Miss Mary G. Billups, vice- regent from Mississippi of the Mt Vernon Association. Song America School. Grammar and primary school ex ercises will be held in their rooms at 9 a. m. Benefit performance at Princesp Theatre 10 a. m., also afternoon and evening. NEGOTIATIONS TO SECURE BASEBALL CONTRACTS ARE NOW IN PROGRESS. Mr. S. B. Street, Jr., president of the local Chamber of Commerce, is in receipt of a letter from Coach Chadwick, of the Mississippi A. & M. College, in which he states that if the desired concessions are made three baseball games between teams representing leading southern uni versities and colleges will be played on the local diamond during the com ing season. ' The games which it is proposed to play here are as follows: University of Alabama and A. & M. College on April 21; University -of Missis sippi and A. & M. College on April 26 j University of Tennessee and A. & M. College on May 4. Mr. Street states that the directors of the Chamber of Commerce will Bee that the local grounds are put in good shape and do everything in their power to Secure the games. , EENTEK SERVICES Will DECIN NEXT WEDNESDAY FORTY DAYS OF FASTING TO BE OBSERVED BY MEMBERS OF ST. PAUL'S CHURCH. GIST OF NEWS FROM OVER THE COUNTRY GIVEN IN A BRIEF FORM. S TO All MEETING HER E ADDRESSES WILL BE DELIVER. F.D BY C. H. MILAM, OF BIR. MINGHAM, AND OTHERS. Lloyd's announces that the British steamer Longscar, 2,777 tons, the sailing ship Percy Roy 1,110 tons, and a trawler have becu suak. Tha sinking of the Bri'ish steamer Greenland, of 1,753 to.fj, is also an nounced by Lloyd's. The crew was lunded. Cotton consumption in the Unitei' States during January totaled 603, 701 running bales, exclusive of lin ters. For the six months ending January 31, the consumption was 367,603 bales. Consumption dur ing January a year ago was 542,000 showing an increase for 1917 of about 60,000 bales; for the six months ending January 31, 1916, consumption was $375,000. What is believed to be the first woman's temperance society in Mex ico has been formed under the .iami of "Sociedad Ferminina de Abstiten tia," or Woman's Society of Abstinence. Representatives Byrnes, Sims and Hull, of Tennessee, and Candler of Mississippi, Thursday appeared be fore the house appropriation commit tee and urged one item of $25,000 for Shiloh park commission as asked bv Delong Rice, secretary. Of thu sum $319,000 is to be used for a small hotel and a portion for a lodge for employes. ll... I, lit.. I. ' In Om ..,le of Mii'iotpr.)' ' T' !'! vl rnr f .!! y lh (( in, wi! rhirr ! n ri(m at (he f '.( f . r !h iirM of iMirit( liiir.edry li iM'-Inf in Mti J'I'I, I d"M t" Kmke tbl xtrtfi'mi nt. Wh n th- ir i imiiii of tin' nuiirt inc court of tli I mtfd glutei nimle it rmidile f r (he limUtur to tnak the Ut at. olu(rly dry, I immediately win-. I em h member of the b ifif Uilurr ask ing thrni their pnmtmri on thin im puiUnt meitNure, and I atn ure it will be gratifying to knovt that be twten 80 and 10 per cent of the senators and representatives have filed in my office their pledge to rid Mississippi absolutely of whiskey and all intoxicating drinks, and while a majority of the legislators were in fa vor of the extraordnary session I be lieve it would be a mistake to call the legislature in extraordinary session for this purpose so long as initiative and referendum is a part of our or giinic law. The supreme court of Mississippi did not decide the con stitutionality of this measure in any of the recent cases that have been before it and if I should call the leg islature together and the absolute prohibition bill be passed the whiskey MISS COOK HEADS ItCOlMISIS tMtfjitfH or i oh Mr p (OILMRIAN mw rum ir n t or toNvr Mfov HArrir-snumno ui;r Ni'XT mi:i;iin() Aitm Mien ttnmntl T Tt Uik I nf L' m Agri jturl Huh 3r.f"l II ,. . (i 1 1 i,fr ! jttirrr. ! t ' .. -t t-.t m V J r ,' t In v i - M - .-! . mhu ft f. ...,tj f' I ') f .l '.-I f,r the M- Anine t'oli'tmn. The Mississippi Library Associa tion will hold its annual meeting in 1 Pl'I)le aml their sympathizers would Columbus May 3 and 4, the meeting being held synchronously with that of the Mississippi Teachers' Associa tion, which will then be in session here. The principal speakers at the meet ing will be Carl H. Milam, director of the public library at Birmingham, and Trof. I). C. Hull, superintendent of public schools at Meridian. In addition to these addresses an nformal discussion of library prob lems will be included in the program. The Christian Woman's Board o Missions Day will be observed at the Christian church this morning at 11 o'clock. The Woman's Missionary Society will have charge of the ser vices. There will be an address by the pastor, Rev. D. A. Leak. Al1 members of the congregation and the public generally are extended a cordial invitation to be present - Read The Advertisements. The Missionary Union of the Sec ond Baptist church will hold a meet ing at the home of Mrs. R. N. Gib son on Bell avenue next Thursday afternoon. The subject will be "Ef ficiency." A special program has been arranged. All members are urged to attend and visitors are in vited. The many friends of Rev. J. H. Bell are glad to see him out after ten days' lines. Wednesday of this week begins the great Fast of Lent, as the saintly George Herbert styles it "The Feast of Lent." the period when in the Roman, Angelican and Lutheran churches special times of devotion are set apart and a period or spiri tual stock-taking" is expected. The length of this "revival period" hat varied at different times in the his tory of the Christian church, vary ing from the "forty hours," commem orating the time when our Savior's soul rested in Paradise, to the pres ent fast of forty days, which today is kept in memory of the forty days He spent in the wilderness, being tempted of, yet overcoming the evi which besets man. The services at St Paul's churcV will be as usual on Sundays, and on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursday there will be the service of evening prayer with a short devotional read ing. On Wednesdays (except this or Ash-Wednesday, when there will be Litany, Penitential service and Holy Communion, with evening prayer and reading at 4:30 p. m.), there will be Litany and reading n. 10 a. m. On Fridays (except Good Friday) the hour of service will be 7:30 p. m. Notice of other services will be given as occasion arises. St Paul's church is open daily for purposes of prayer and mediUMi' from 8 a. m. to C p. m., and a cor Mr. W. E. McClain, Jr., who for the past Beveral months has been with the Columbus Riflemen on the Mexican border, has returned to the city and has resumed his former po sition with the Southern Express Company. Chief of Police John A. Morton and wife are receiving congratula tions upon the arrival of a daughter into their home. EOI SUFFRAGE LEAGUE MEIERS ELECT OFFICERS BUSINESS MEETING HELD FRI DAY AFTERNOON AT HOME OF MRS. BALDWIN. at once file tha Tetition with six thousand names or more and in this way suspend the operation of thi law until the next general election which will be held in November, 1918. "lift me take occasion to say that a bill will be passed at the next ses sion of the legislature and Mississippi will be made absolutely dry. "I shall insist that the legislature place liquor regulations in our con stitution and remove this question forever from our legislative halls and from the ballot box. "Yours for a greater Mississippi. THEO. G. BILBO." Dr. W. R. McKinley has returned business trip to Mobile. OF MUIEINS REICH CITY FUNERAL SERVICES WILL BE HELD FROM FAMILY RESI DLNCE TiHIS AFTERNOON. At a meeting of the Equal Suf frage League with Mrs. William Baldwin on Friday afternoon, the following officers were elected for the coming year: President Mrs. Wm. Baldwin; viee-president, Mrs. Warren Cox; secretary, Mrs. B. A. Lincoln; treas urer, Mrs. W. E. Frazce. A report of the state executive committee in Starkville on February 12 wa given by Miss Pauline Orr, who also reported the organization ! recently of new leagues in Winona and Corinth. ; It was decided to unite with suf fragists from other states in sending a contribution to the Mid-Lenten Kazaar to be given under the aus- Mr. and Mrs. M. W. Lawrence, Ilices 0f the National Suffrage As- who reside several miles east of Co-! potion at their headquarters in lumbus, have named their little : Washington, D. C. Mr. W. A. Deale will leave this morning for Tupelo, where he goes t ittend a meeting Monday of the dis trict managers of the Cumberland Telephone and Telegraph Company. Mr. George Grounds is among thj large number of Columbus Masons, who attended the Grand Lodge meet ing held the past week in Jackson. The remains of Mr. Arthur E. Mul lins, who died in Denver, Colo., last Wednesday morning reached Colum bus Friday night and were taken to the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Mullins, on South Seventh street. Funeral services will be held from the family residence at 3 o'clock this afternoon conducted by Rev. W. S Slack, rector of St. Paul's Episcopa church. The following gentlemen who were close personal friends o Mr. Mullins, will act as pall bearers Messrs. V. B. Imes, J. J. Richards, W H. MeChmahan, S. J. Loeb, Will Straus? and A. B. Lawrence. d&ughUr Sallie Mae. i dial invitation is extended to any and all who desire to "come ye your selves apart and rest a while," to attend the services. A mi?ion study class is being or ganized to meet on Tuesdays durinj Lent at 3:30 p. m The portion of the field to be studied is Latin-America, and the text book is "The New World," by Rev. Arthur R. Gray, D. D. There will be an important meet ing of the Ladies' Aid on Wednes day immediately after the 10 a. m service. An invitation from the Meridian Suffrage League to attend the suf frage school to be held in Meridian Feb. 19-20-21, has been received by ths local league. This school is held under the direction of the National Association, and experienced work ers will give instruction in organiza tion, woman suffrage history and ar gument, press and publicity, public (peaking, parliamentary law and money raising. The Meridian Fed eration of Women's Clubs has recent ly indorsed officially the principle of equal suffrage, and suffragists who attend this school will oceive a cor dial welcome. 4 M f ! 1 1 ht i 'i i, f f h r ( t c niiii v )rr 1 'r ( 'iii.k. I! i"n 'ft . fr;nunr, M i I.liaf.-Hi trMiklvn; erirv. Mi r:!li, lUttieshurg- An important action K. r. ly tie awnriittitin at it final eHn ye trrilay was the adoption "f a rfolu tmn indorsing two t't lunik for u in the agricultural high school of th Mat. The books induced were, "Shelter anil Clothing," by Keone and Cuoledgtf, and Greer's "Text Hook on Cooking." The resolution included a raus recommending that these books be officially adopted by the Mississippi Text Book Commis sion for use in tha. agricultural high schools of the state. The fifth annual meeting of the Mississippi Home Economics Asso ciation began at the Industrial Insti tute and College at 8 o'clock Thurs day evening, the program having been inaugurated with an address of welcome by Miss Susie Will Gunter, head of the home economics depart ment at that institution. This was followed by an address on "Home Economics in Mississippi," by Hon. lK I, ..WKitf jeld,. pievdent of ha col lege, and after a selection by stu dents of the music department, Miss Margaret Roudebush, of the Uni versity of Mississippi, spoke on "Clothes Versus Home Comforts." A discussion of "Problems in Nutri tion," by Miss Katherine Blunt, Ph. D., assistant professor of food chem istry at the University of Chicago, brought the evening's progrm to a close. The morning session on Friday be- t gan at s o clock, and various prob lems were discussed as follows: "The Technique of Cooking," Miss Fran ces Blount, Benton; "A Household Management Course," Miss Elizabeth Coburn, Brooklyn; "Practical Meth ods of Teaching Sewing," Miss Msyme Hill, Woodville; "Text Re views," Miss Mary Ethridge, Slyden; "The County Agent and Her Work," Miss Annette Tyndale, Macon. At the conclusion of the forenoon session the visitors inspected exhibits in the various industrial and art de partments of the college, the depart ments represented and the teachers who preside over them being as fol lows: Millinery, Mrs.J. K. Young; sewing, Misses Johnson and Miller; fine arts, Miss Pennell; industrial arts. Miss McArthur. On Friday afternoon the visitors were entertained at tea at the Mable Ward Practice Home, and in the evening there were three addresses in the college chapel, Miss Ada M. Field, director of home economics at the Peabmly Normal College, Nash ville, Tenn., having otld "What of Nutrition the High Schools of the South Should Teach"; Dr. Dayton C. Miller, professor of physics at the Cane School of Applied Science, Cleveland, Ohio, having delivered an address on "The Nature of Musical Sounds," and Miss Anna Barringer, director of normal art at the I. I. &. C, having spoken on "Appropriate Costumes for High School Girls." Mr. Morrell Feltus, of Natchez, student at the A. & M. College, was among the visitors here for the Choc taw dance Friday night. Investigation Brought to Clot. New York, Feb. 16 The congres sional investigation into the peace leak came to an uneventful end to day. Sherman L. Whipple counsel to the committee and three of the members of the committee closed up the examination this afternoon and will leave this afternoon for Wash ington to prepare a report for congress. Commercial Ads are winners. Good Carnival Hr. Unlike most carnivals which have visited Columbus in past years, the Brown and McGeary's Shows which will be in Columbus all of the com ing week, are composed of clean and enjoyable attractions. Brown and McGreary's Carnival has been in the city the past three days, and notwithstanding the incle p ent weather large crowds have been in attendance. Band concerts are enjoyed in the business section of the city fice ench day. Read The Advertisements.