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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
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Court lalilf of
Waft randum.
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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.
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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
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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
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HAPPENINGS OF INTEREST
GKTHEHED HERE AND 1KEFE
PRETTY GAME YESTERDAY AF
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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.
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f . r !h iirM of iMirit( liiir.edry
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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