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"ANOTHER CULT BUSTED
Walthall, Miss., Nov. 30. An
other cult has gone crashing to a
disastrous end here.
The "Rev." A. Nix, liead of the
fMllt 1e 11 i .all t 4Iia MAtinfir .ill
fa -uU 10 ill a .k.ii ixi lut v.vuiii.jr jail.
Pe is white with fear and is pray
ing aloud for mercy.
Around the jail the sheriff has
thrown a' heavy guard of armed
Outside is an angry crowd of
citizens demanding that Nix be
given up to them so they may
Late last night the grand jury
returned a secret indictment
against the minister.
Nix was arrested immediately.
The sheriff armed extra deputies
before allowing the contents of
the indictment to be made public
The indictment charged Nix
I with an attempted assault on a 9-year-old
girl member of his Sun
When he first was arrested Nix
laughed at the charge 'against
H Hfc said that he only had spank
efa'the girl for not learning her
Bible lesson properly.
But the girl told a different
story, and the fathers of Nix con-
tff .gregaf ion were roused to fury.
Early today the fathers began
gathering at the jail.-They sent
for the sheriff and demanded that
" Nix 1jegiven up to them. The
sheriff swore he would never give
the man up.
It is not certain if Nix ever'was
ordained as a minister. It is cer
For one thing, all the members
of Nix1 congregation, both men
and women, had to take off their
shoes before entering the church.
Nix also -cdllecteG a tax from
all users of tobacco and liquor.
The district attorney says that
he will prove that Nix is guilty of
conducting himself improperly
toward at least a dozen children
in the church.
IT ALL DEPENDS
cost or AJ -rOcAxiS
Washington. Interstate Com
merce Commissioner Clark says
most railroad wrecks could have
London. Local police fight
shy of suffragettes who destroyed
conducting a church.
mail in letter boxes.
tain that he had peculiar ways of I