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   Biloxi Daily Herald (Newspaper) - February 16, 1916, Biloxi, Mississippi                                 »GULFPORT—büoxi  DAILY AVERAGE CIRCULATION LAST MONTH, 2159  AILY HERALD b-wo"!  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 1916 FIFTEEN CENTS PER WEEK—VOLUME  ACTS FAVORABLY  Only One Member of Committee Failed to Vote For Measure Out of Fifteen.  PROVIDES $125,000 AND  RECOGNITION  l FOK EXPO  Pill Will Come Up In Senate Later In Week and Is Expected to Pass Without Serious Opposition—Coast Delegation On the J^b.  Harrison County Board of Supervisors Are Asked to Meet With £ity Council Friday Afternoon  BILOXI NOT GETTING ITS  SHAKE OF HIGHWAY FUND  Office of Street Tax Collection Is Created and Will Henceforth B* Under Supervision of City Clerk Hasan—Will Systema'ize Work.  Jackson, February 15.  Friends of the Mississippi Centennial Expcsition all over Mississippi "will be glad to know that the Senate Committee yesterday reported favor-ablythe measure to appropriate ? 125,-000 for State aid and recognition. The bill was introduced Fiiday last and ¡made the special order for Monday afternoon. Out of the fifteen members which compose the Senate C'm-miti.ee, fourteen voted favorably and hope is expressed that the fifteen'h man will vote for the measure when  it comes up on the floor. A strong presentation of the Exposition was made before the Senate Committee by John T. Connell. Brief talks were | also made by R. L. Simpson, recog- j nized leader of the Exposition force?, i and John H. Lang of Pass Christian.  Biloxi, Fob. 16.  Members of the Harrison county bo ird of supervisors have Leon invited to attend a special meeting of the Biloxi board of mayor and aldermen in this city Fiiday afternoon at 2 o'clock for the purpose of discussing ways and means for the promotion of the bench highway through the city of Biloxi.  Biloxi citizens and members of the local board of aldermen arc expressing great dissatisfaction in regard to the work on the West F!e ich in th" city of Biloxi arranged bv the Hay-risen county board of supervisors.  ASKED TO CALL MEETNG.  City Clerk J. V. llagan was a ked at a called meeting of ihe board of mayor ami aldermen last night tn telephone eac*h individual member of the board of supervisors to meet the Biloxi city cor/icil at a special niect-  The bill will come up in the senate |  in £ Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock, later in the week and it is felt by those on the ground that it will carry by a safe -majority. Absolutely nJ opposition has developed against the exposition while its champions are many and active in their efforts to do what they can to bring it to a successful issue. Sentiment for the exposition is growing all over Mississippi as is evidenced by expressions which are heard from people whe A drop into Jackson and from the state 'Npress.  Governor Bilbo will send his bridge" to the legislature tomorrow which provides among other things $125,000 for the expesition. He is str ngly in favor of the exposition and will back it up in a strong message which he ¡has prepared and which he will sen<j to the legislature in a day or two. With his suppor; it is felt that the exposition measure has very small chance for failure. As has already been stated Lieutenant Governor Russell and Speaker Connor are also enthusiastic supporters of the centennial movement.  Mayor Foote and R. L. Simpson returned from Gulfport yesterday morning and immediately got to work. Folks down on the coast perhaps have no idea of the real g od work these two men have been putting in for the exposition in this city during the past two weeks. Their acquaintance over the state is wide and th:y have been using it to good advantage. Mayor Foote is in receipt of a letter from W. S. Seaman of 'Handsbr.ro which he thinks should commend itself to the people of Harrison County. 'At any rate he thinks it should be given publicity in The Daily Herald and it is theref:re appended:  r   Handsboro, Miss., Feb. 12, 1916. Mr. Geo. M. Foote, Gulfport, Miss.  Dear Mr. Foote:—Enclosed please find check $1.00 in payment centennial button. Every man in Harrison County should wear one.  With best wishes, I am, Yours sincerely,  W. S. SEAMAN.  \  RED CROSS CAMPAIGNS FOR NEW MEMBERS  BILL IN THE SENATE  Measure Provides For a Commission of Fifeen to Have Charge of the Exposition.  GOVERNOR AND LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR TO BE MEMBERS  Coast Towns and Counties Would Be Represented On the Governing B:an?—State Wou'd Own Mississippi Building and Coliseum.  Ame  Ked Cross exhibit in Washington showing a field • hospital near the trenches. This, ty' ¿ue. of the methods the oricun lied Cross .-.oeiety is using to Increase its membership.  HEART IS CA  T. W. Ilam'iì, Relire d i Expires Veste.-;!;«;, in  ; esine;-,s Mon, iff. rnoon  CAME TO BILOXI <>\ LAST  S AT LR ¡)A Y FCÜ SHORT VISIT  Mi  D. Swot man of Sucarncohee Has Very Fine Specimens of Which He Prepared Himself.  Gu'fno: ¡ ;  F■ b.-uary 1(>. II. 1). Swet man of .SocainCL-hee came int.; the Herald oiTLe this  an 1 opening a  p crew  Speaking of buttons, we are reminded that they are to be seen c n  Wany a coat in Jackson. It may net be amiss here to state that the Mississippi Centennial Exposition is the best known measure today before the  legislature.  By his series of addresses, Mr. Connell has been dcing effective work for the exposition. He has been invited to speak to the. school children of Jackson and will do so in a day or two. The Jackson newspapers have also helped the cause ■ by throwing open their columns to articles in favor of the exposition.  It is now felt that another week will decide the question and after considering the chances of success from every point of view, the Mississippi Centennial Exposition looks like   a  certainty.  Among Gulfportians in this city yesterday and today may be mentioned E. J. Bowers, D. M. Graham, Hanun Gardner and Mr. Bellande. W. J. Gex of Bay St. Louis and^Dr. H. M. Folkes of Biloxi were also visitors.  when it is hoped to work cut plans whereby Biloxi will no. be given th? worse end of the highway construction deal. It is believed that the meeting will result in completing tho West Beach roadway in a m a nn •"■>;• that the people of this city deem proper and to result also in it- nro-tevtion from future tropica] disturbances in way of storms, etc.  CALL IS ISSUED  The board of mayor and aldermen assembled in the city ha!' last night in conseouence of a call issued by Mayor Edward G'.ennan for a spv'al meeting to discuss the beach highway project and to al-o arrange for a better way to collect road taxes in the citv of Biloxi.  Tho>o present at the me.iting were Mayor Glennan; Aldermen F. E. Moore. John E. Lev*??.. Dan J. Gor-enflo Jacob Trommel and C. J. Keller; City Clerk Hagan, Thief of Police Louis Striehlin.g and City Attorney Louis Goldman.  MIL GORENFLO SPEAKS.  William F. Gorenflo, manager for the G'Jfport and Mississippi C ast Traction company, appeared at the meeting of the board, on request of members of th^ council to gh-e hi.-, ideas for the betterment of the beach highway. He spoke in regard to 'he traction company's wcrk and the f ict was brought out that the traction company owns the right-of-way for the company's lines. Mr. Gorenflo's talk was listened to at'entively. . The work on the beach road formed the principal tonic of conversation and discussion at the meeting of the •board, which lasted until 10 o'clock last night.  The beach highway work is being done by Harrison county, the board of suparvisors having some lime ago authorized the issuance of $200.000 in bonds for ^he construction of better roads in the county, particularly along the beach.  NOT TREATED RIGHT.  The consensus of opinh n was that the city of Biloxi is not being treated with the utmost courtesy in the matter, it being stated that Bilox''s part of the bonds for the construction of the'highway, as now arranged, being much smaller than is needed in the city for roadway construction. In f:ict, some of the members of the board stated that it looked like Bi-loxi's prorata of the beach improvement bonds would be less than $1E\-000, while the best part of the bond issue would be utilized along the western end of the line, outr'de of the limits of Biloxi. Members of the special beach committee stated th^.t  Body Is Taken ( :> Former Home in Chicago This Morning—Winter Tourist in South s Prominently Connected in th;- ?•.<, rib.  li  a ¡M'oiii'i  u  T. W. Hamii of Chicago, was f,.. ui.d dead in hi ' room at the White House yesterday  afternoon about 1 o'clock, doath hav-*  ing 'resulted front  from which' he had suiIVr time.  Mr. Hamill came t.> liiioxi Saturday afternoon af or a trip to Cali-  mormng  therefiom. a ham, a ha"; ham and a ..¡do of b:cakl'ast bacon, all . f w'.iieh wei e cured by a formula which he originated. The o k,: and general appearance of the.-;- heme grown an.l home curcd meats were such a.-> w-uld ake the o:\liriai y packing house products look like the proverbial "thirty cents."  Cannot Announce Approval of Teu toni Pov.ors io Torpedo Without Warning After Feb. 29.  U. S'. CONCEDES ENTENTE  POWERS WITHIN RIGHTS  Germany Will IL Ask How Nation Intend? fo D termini Vessels En-cornt r >d by D'vers Bear Cannon— Defensive Armament Probe.  art tailurq, d for some  lo. ducts look like the proverbial "thirty Washing on, Feb. 16.  t ci iy.en ccmus. The United State: it was said by  In the formula employed in cu.ing high authority at the state departing meat nj chemicals were used, said ment yesterday, ccnr.'dos that the en-Mr. Swt-tman, and^it nm-ls all of th? ten'e allies are within thc-ir r'ghts lequi renient s of the pure food laws, under prevailing intern itional law in Mr. Swetman also had three jars arming merchant sirps for defensive tilled with tongue and slicked bacon purposes, no matter what conditions which w£re as ar perfect products ox : st en the seas, as were ever seen in this city. The ' Consequently it >'* admitted that curing of these meats repiesented a sh< uld the allies decline fo adopt the forma and was expecting to h ave Bi- cost of less than a cent a pound. Mr. ! American suggestion to disarm mer-loxi shortly and v . to NV ,v O? If ans, Swetman is an expei nnced but .'her ch'ir.tmen, founded primarily upon a where he intended to take a ,-tcamer . and at one time conducted a market  1  'l-vsire to save the lives of innocent for Florida. a' Handsboro. He is at present sta-  1  non-combatants. this government  (Continued on Founh Page) ! (Continued on Eighth Page) I (Continued on Eighth Page)  in their opinion that th? sum to be utilized here would fall far short of the amount required, and, in add : tion, the protection afforded would not be sufficient.  WORK IS TEMPORARY.  The work along the beach highway in Biloxi is regarded as of being of a very superficial nature and temporary only.  After considerable discussion a motion was made and unanimously ad- j (Continued on Eighth Page)  THE PRINCE  THE AMERICAN CROESUS  THE AMERICAN HEIRESS  uuiuimttmwHwnuuuMW  Turn to page 3 of today's Herald and meet these characters and make life more enjoyable* They will keep company 1  with Herald readers for about ten days and every Herald subscriber should tfieet them*  Gulfport, February 16.  The whole state and especially the gulf coast will be very much interested in the following bill which was introduced into the state senate last Friday by Senator Yawn of the 4th senatorial district and reported upon favorably by the committee Monday. The bill is entitled an act providing for the Mississippi Centennial Expcsition at Gulfport, Miss., providing for a .commission ta control the same, and that it shall be under the control of  i  the State of Mississippi, and author-i izing municipal authorities and the | boards of supervisors cf the counties to aid in the support of the exposition. The bill in full follows:  Secticn 1. Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Mississippi, That there shall be held at Gulf-jport, Miss., an exposition commemorating the 100th anniversary of the I admission of Mississippi into the Union as a state. That said exposition  ;  shall in the years 1917 and 1918, and may continue for a period of 120 days. | Secti;n 2. The commission sha.l be ! composed of twelve men to be appointed by the governor, and the governor, lieutennant-govemor and the speaker of the House of Representa-I tives shall be ex-officio members of said commission. The proposed commission to be appointed by the governor shall be appointed, subject to the following regulations: One shall , be the mayor of the ci'y of Gulfport;  1  one to be recommended by the Park B.ard of the city of Gulfport; one to be recommended by the mayor and : Board of Aldermen of the city of Biloxi; one to be recommended by the mayor and Board of Aldermen of the city of Pass Christian; one to be recommended by the B.ard of Supervisors of Harrison county; one to be re-! commended by the Bpard of Super-! visors of Hancock county; one to be i recommended by the Board of Super- :  visors of Jackson County; one to be  :  appointed by the governor from each of the three Supreme Court Districts, I and two to be appointed by the governor from the s'ate-at-large. The governor of the state shall be ex-officio chairman of the commission and the term of office of commissioners, except as to the governor, lieutennant governor and speaker cf the House of Representatives, shall expire with th e  term of the governor who appointed the commissioners.  Section 3. That the members of this commission already in the employ of the state and receiving a (salary fr;m ihe\ same shall serve without additional salary except the actual jieces'pary traveling expense while acting solely in behalf of the commission. Those not already in the employ of the state shall receive $5 per day for the time actually em-j ployed in the work of the commission and the necessary traveling expense incident thereto.  Section 4. The commission is empowered and authorized to select all necessary officers and employes necessary to properly conduct the exposition, to make all rules relating to the placing of exhibits, the conditions under which exhibits may be made and do any and everything necessary to properly establish and maintain such exposition.  Section 5. The Mississippi Centennial Exposition Company shall be the name under which said exposition may transact all business, and make all contracts. They are authorized and empowered to receive money from the state, municipalities, and counties of Mississippi and donations from any sources whatever.  Section 6. The object of this exposition is to do everything which will secure proper exhibits of Mississippi's resources of every kind, and to exemplify its historical and political history, and to receive- from foreign countries.  Section 7. Contributions received from the counties and municipalities shall be used in the construction of buildings and making exhibits from (Continued on Fifth Page)  ON ONE POINT AS TO CONIRQVE  Change Asked For By Wils n Will Given—Substitutes "Recoffnizea . Liability."  NEW WORDING PROPOSED  IN ONLY ONE INSTANCE  General Opinion at Washington and In Teutonic Circles is That Lusi-tania Incident Will Be Brought to Close—Victory For U. S.  Washington, Feb. 16.  Germany is understood to have agreed to the suggestion of the United States that she substitute thie words "recognizes liability" for the words "assumes liability" in the tentative draft of the communication designed to settle the Lusitania cas$.  The revised draft was received here late last night from Berlin. It will be submitted to Secretary Lansing today by Count von Bemstorff, the German ambosasdor.  Several other changes desired by the United States and described as being of minor importance also ars said have been made. In one in-st^n^e. however, Germany is under-■^ood to have proposed a change in  f he language suggested by the American government.  FINAL SETLLEMENT EXPECTED TODAY.  From high Teutonic authority last night came the statement that it WfrB expected the Lusitania case would |>e finally settled to the satisfaction of the United S ates and Germany ft the conference today between Secretary Lansing and Count von Bern-storff.  American officials already have said th,e two governments were "substan :  tiallv in accord."  The ambassador is understood to be prepared to make the tentativa communication a formal ftote setting forth the instructions which have been given him by the Berlin foreign office.  BERLIN MODIFICATION NOT MATERIAL.  It was also stated that the one modification made in Berlin was not material, and that German officials here did not consider that the state department would object to the change.  Teutonic officials seemed most confident that in agreeing to the American request to substitute the word "recognizes" for the word "assumes" preceding the mention of liability of G-rmany ti make reparation for injury to neutrals the 3erlin foreign office has removed all cause of possible difficulty.  Las' week when the tentative proposal of the German government was rejected as after being considered by the cabinet it was stated the difference of opinion regarding the wore J; "recogni^esj'' and! "assumes" was it be with the one exception, but the as high administration officials put the Lusitania case, while "substantially" settled, the negotiations were not ended.  It is said that the document now is just as the United States suggested (Continued on Eighth Page)  PEOPLES' CASH GROCERY  Phone 214  THE LEADING CASH GROCERY  Sunshine Cakes, Tea Rose Hour Dolly Varden Flour Silver Hill Butter  Meats of All Kind Sliced To Suit You  Fruits of All Kings—Jittt Rcceive^  LARGE HEALTHY GOBBLER, WEIGHS 20 rnUNDS  Brooms! Brooms. Specia' iJrn«'  This We j 20c, 25c, 30c, 35c 10c ¿rd 4 1 « Wor;h Double t;ie l'rice  PEOPLF- ( Gì OCERY Phone 214 BILOXI  Highest Quality Lowest Prices Largest Variety Best Service   

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