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STATE US III i! LARGE ATTENDANCE AT NINETY SIXTH ANNUAL SESSION OF GRAND LODGE. CORNERSTONE IS UNVEILED Ceremony Held at $80,000 Scottlih Rite Cathedral Under Course of Con struction R. A. Carlton Choien Grand Master. Meridian. Between eleven and twelve .hundred visiting Masons were In attcndan c at l he opening ot the ninety-sixth annual bphhIoti of the (Irani! Masonic lodge of the state In the court house aiiilltoriuin. 'Die ad dress (if welcome was delivered by Hon. A. II. Amis of this city on behalf of the local lodges, and th" response was made, by Waller A. Scott, deputy grand mauler, of Jackson.. Mrs. Ixjtt Artnlntead, worthy grand matron of Greenville, delivered an address ub a representative of the Order of the KhhIciii Star. The feature of the first day's session wag the laying of the cornerstone of the Scottish Kite cathedral, a magnifi cent $S(!,noo h'llldlng now tinder course of construct Ion at a beautiful site on Twenty third avenue, not more than three- Mocks from the business district. Grand .Master A. II. Hays of Crenada presided and the principal address was made by M. It. (Irani, supreme In spector general for Mississippi, and the eieinoiiy was according to t.he UBiial ancient rites or the order. At the con clusion a silver trowel was presented t6 Grand Master Alfred II. Hays of Grenadu. The grand lodge elected the follow 1 1 j K officers: It. A. Carson, grand mas ter, Columbus; .1. M. Brooks, senior warden, ( larksdale; George II. Powers, grand Junior warden, Jackson; H. V. While, grand treasurer, Meridian; Frederick Speed, grand secretary, Vlckshurg; V. Ynretsky, tiler, Shu inalak; liev. J. W. I.ee, Krand chap lnin, llattsville. The n xt session of the grand lodge will be held in Vlcksbtirg. SLAIN WITHOUT PROVOCATION Grover Warren Kills George Blaggs In Pontotoc County. New Albany. Near Thackston, In the northern part of Pontotoc county, (Jrover Warren, a young man, hot George Illaggs, another young man, twice, killing him, and the report Is that after Blnggs fell Warren shot twice again and then killed the horse that Hlaggs was riding. Warren wan at the church and had been drinking, It Is said, when Hlnggs rode up on horseback. It is alleged that, without any provocation, and before others realized what he was going to do, (iro ver Warren shot him. Warren made his escape, but was captured at Ingo inar, In Union county, by the sheriff of that county. The Pontotoc officers claimed the prisoner because the kill ing occurred there, and lie Is in Jail at that place. MY8TET.Y IN DEATH OF YOUTH Body of Hunter Crowe, Aged 18, Found In Woods Near Columbus. Columbus. The Caledonia eonimu unity, north of Columbus, was shocked by the finding of the body of 18-year-old Hunter Crowe, sou of John Crowe, ti prominent citizen of t.he Caledonia ' section, in a sectlou of woods near the young man's lunne, with a bullet hole through his body, 'ihe young man left his home three weeks ago aud had not been hoard from. Ills parents pre sumed that he had gone to the home of Home friend or relative and expected his return daily, little suspecting that violence would come to him. The body was accident ally found by a hunting party and the parents not Hied. A rifle was found by his side. An Inquest was held and the theory of suicide was established. Friends and relatives of the young man. however, are at a loss for a reason why he should have taken his own life. Applies Rod to Twenty Seven. Coldwater. Twenty-seven boys were whipped at one time by l'rincioal Crawford of the Coldwater High School. He administered ten lashes to each of the boys found guilty of shoot ing pins over the school room by means of rubber hands. Killed by Switch Engine. Corinth. J. I). Dillon. 65 years of age, was Instantly killed here when he was run down by a switch engine on the Illinois Central railroad, in the eastern portion of this city, near the Illinois Ontral coal chute. Columbia Bank Closes Doors. Columbia. The Pearl Hlver Hank of this place has been closed by order of tile board of directors. The bank is capitalized at $:!0,000, and had $10,000 surplus. An investigation is being made. New Bank for Brookhaven. j Brookhav en. Final organization by . Ihe signing of papers and paying in :" cf stock subscriptions has been com pleted for the nrw First National Bank of Breoklm en. EET AT K1ERIDIAI1 ASK CALLING SYSTEM CHANCZ VIcksburg Cotton Exchange Objects to Wall Street Market Methods. Vlckfburg.-- At a meeting the Vl kfi burg Cotton exchange dec land its be lief that the form of the future ton tracts used by the New York Cotton exchange Is neither more nor less than u met hod of gambling, that it does not represent the real value of cotton as established In the spot cotton market, that It flls to provide a afe, trust worthy and legitimate hedge and that It lends itself to gambling operations by the large dealers to the detriment and demoralization of thu entire cot ton trade. It was the sense of the meeting that a Just and commercial future contract should contain a provision for the adoption of government standards of classification of commercial differ ences requiring hut one certification for each bale and limiting the number of classifications which may be deliv ered on a Hlngle contract. The meeting decided to petition senators and representatives from the state In congress to further legislation that will force the cotton exchanges toadopt a fair and Just contract sys tem. SUSTAINS DEATH SENTENCES. Supreme Court Upholds Conviction of Two Negro Murderers. Jackson. According to decrees handed down by Justice Cook of the supreme court, March 26 will be hang man's day in two counties Ilolivar and Sunflower. Joe Munson, negro, la under sentence of death for niurdev and took an appeal, which the court could not sustain. Joe Dixon, also ne gro, from Ilolivar, appealed from the extreme penalty and his case was like wise affirmed. Justice Heed handed down an opln ion reversing the case of P. II. Collins, from Shnpson county, who appealed from a conviction of criminal assault upon his own (laughter. The facts as to the specific charge seemed clear, but the lower court erred in admitting testimony as to subsequent acts in connection with that npou which the indictment was based. SIX PRISONERS BREAK JAIL. Dig Hole Through Three-Foot Wall at Bay St. Louis. Hay St. Louis. Four white men, charged with burglary, one charged with carrying concealed weapons and another charged with larceny, escaped from the Hancock county jail here by digging a hole through a three-foot brick wall. One of seven negro prisoners who refused to leave said the escaped men were directed In their work by Alfred Oliver, aged 20, charged with burglary and breaking Jail. He said one of the prisoners escaped through the hole, stole the Jail key from the sheriffs office, a hundred yards away, and then released the other five. The men who escaped were Joseph K. Smith, charged with burglary and breaking Jail; Edward Dunn, bur glary; Norrls Nicaise, larcepy; Cor nelia listopia, burglary; Tim Williams, carrying concealed weapons, and Oil ver. JAIL DELIVERY FRUSTRATED Prisoners in Meridian Bastile Usa Saws Brought by Girl. Meridian. A wholesale Jail delivery of live murderers sentenced for life and burglars and highway robbers was narrowly averted when miliary McCullom, a seventeen-year-old boy, told nis father that the cell bars had been sawed aud that the windows lead ing to the street had been prepared for the gang to get away. McCullom Immediately notified the Jailer and the plan was frustrated. The plan to es cape was engineered by Frank A. Hand, sentenced Saturday morning to fifteen years for highway robbery. J. IS. Jax, the wooden-nosed man, did the sawing. The saws were procured through Ola McCullom, the fifteen-year-old sister of 1 Hillary, who con fessed that she bought the saws and did not know It was any harm. The girl was not arrested. A thorough search of the cells failed to reveal thf hiding place of the saws. ALFALFA ACREAGE INCREASED Lowndes County Farmers Purchase 20.000 Pounds of Seed. Columbus.- Formers in Lowndes county have purchased over twenty thousand pounds of alfalfa seed for spiin- planting, which means that over a thousand acres will be added to the area already devoted to the legume In this county. This section, which Is recognized by government experts to be the finest alfalfa land in the United States, is rapidly developing as a hay and stock growing territory. Alfalfa , growing has passed the experimental stage in this seetiou and it is now con sidered a staple crop. Farmers In every section of the county are devot ing considerable acreage to the legume and the yield this year Is expected to greatly exceed that of anv previou time. Bruno It Granted Bail. Canton. Jim Bruno, the Italian charged with the murder of his brother-in-law, was brought before Judge Jones under a writ cr habeas corpus and granted ball In the sum of $2,000 Constable Slain by Negro. Leland. W, II. Clifton, constable nn1 former dtputy sheriff, was killed noar here while attempting to any; a negro named Dave Ross. He was son of Joll Clifton. poatmnsUr at Seu atobia. MRS. JOSEPHUS DANlip v V f V. VVj. J 7 ) " 1 Since her husband becamt a mem oer of President Wilson' cabinet, Mrs. Joseph us Daniels, wife of the secre tary of the navy, has made herself one of the best loved women in Washing ton. SENATOR A. E. BACON DEAD Georgia Statesman Expiree Suddenly in Washington Hospital Aher a Short Illness. Washington, D. C Augustus Octa vlus Bacon, United States senator from Georgia for nearly nineteen years and chairman of the foreign re!rti',us committee since the ascendancy of the Democratic party March 4, 1913, died in a hospital here after an illness of ten days, aged 75 years. He wets the first United States senator elected by direct vote of the people under the seventeenth constitutional amendment Though Senator Bacon had been se rlously ill with kidney trouble and complications developing from a brok en rib, his death was unexpected. The immediate cause of the senator's de mise was diagnosed as a blood clot on the heart. Senator Bacon was born in Bryan county, Georgia, October 2 1839, and for many years made his home In Ma con. On being graduated from the University of Georgia in 1860 he en tered the Confederate army and served during the campaigns of 1861 and 1861 as adjutant of the Ninth Georgia regiment in the Army of Northern Virginia. Subsequently, he was commissioned as captain in the provisional army of the Confederate States and was assigned to general staff duty. After the war Senator Bacon re sumed the practice of law and took an active part in politics. He was president of the state democratic con vention In Chicago in 1884. In be was elected to the Georgia house of representatives, serving in the legis lature for fourteen years, and was for eight years speaker of the house. He was first elected to the United States senate in 1895, re-elected in 1900 and again in 1907 by the legisla ture. In 1913 he wps unanimously re-elected In a genera popular elec tion, being the first senator chosen by direct vote. STATE TREASURER SUICIDES Worry Over Graft Inquiry Believed Re sponsible for New York Official's Act Books Are Correct. Buffalo, N. Y. John J. Kennedy, state treasurer, committed suicide at the Markeen Hotel, where he lived with his family. He was found in a small laatory with his troat cut and an open razor on the floor beside him. His Jugular vein had been severed. Temporary insanity, induced by wor ry over his impending appearance be fore a New York grand Jury where District Attorney Charles S. Whit man has been conducting a John Doe graft inquiry, is said to be the only reason that can be assigned for Mr. Kenedy's act. Gov. Glynn, in an interview at Al bany, said he had been informed by the comptroller's office that it had checked up State Treasurer Kennedy only a few days ago and had found his accounts correct. The governor immediately ordered a full audit of the books to begin. It became known after the suicide of Mr. Kennedy that Arthur L. Warner, chief assistant to Commissioner Os borne, in the investigation of state de partments, for several months has been investigating reports that the Btate treasurer was intimately con nected with a bonding company that has been doing a large business with state contractors. Lonely Widow Ends Life. San Francisco. Mrs. Charles H. vVood, wife of the late clubman and banker of this city, who died at Agra, India, December 5, jumped overboard from the steamer lyo Marti the first night out of Singapore, while en route to Hongwong with her husband's ashes. Nine Go Down With Barges. New Loudon, Conn. Nine persons, five men and four women, are believed to have lost their lives in a blizzard through tne foundering of a string of coal barges in Long Island Sound, off this city. Greek Veterans Returning. New York. About 65,000 Greek vet erans of the late Balkan wars will ar rive here within the next four months, according to information brought by the steamer Patris. GAIT CASTILLO TAKEfl BY TROOPS UNITED 8TATE8 CAVALRY MAKES CAPTURE OF LEADER OF 'MEXICAN GUERILLAS. CAUSED BURNING OF TRAIN Held Responsible for Death of Fifty in Cumbre Tunnel Disaster Exe cution Certain If Rebels Get Castillo. El Paso, Tex. Maximo Castillo, the Mexican bandit, charged with respon sibility for the Cumbre tunnel disart ter, in which ten Americans and forty one others lost their lives, was cap tured thirty-eight miles south of Ha chita, JH, M., by American troops. With the bandit was six of his fol lowers, who, according to reports, sur rendered without fight. They will be brought here. Castillo, to avoid a range of moun tains on the Mexican side, made a de tour which brought him into American territory. Capt. White, Ninth United States cavalry, was on the watch, hav ing received information from Walter McCormick, American manager of Las Palomas ranch, on the Mexican side, that the much wanted man was in the vicinity. Whether the prisoner shall be sur rendered to the rebels is a legal ques tion which remains to be settled. If this is done there is no doubt that he will be executed for the Cumbre disas ter. He is not charged with a crime on this side. Castillo set fire to a freight train in the Cumbre tunnel two weeks ago. The cars were burning when a passenger train crashed into it and every life aboard was lost. The tunnel still is burning. FRANK TO DIE FOR MURDER Georgia Supreme Court Upholds the Conviction of Atlanta Man for 8laying of Young Girl. Atlanta, Ga. LeoM. Frank, under sentence of death for the murder of 14-year-old Mary Phagan here on April 26 of last year, was advanced one step closer to the gallows, when the Geor gia supreme court sustained the ver dict of the lower court, which pro nounced him guilty. I Although Frank's, lawyers have made nq statement as to what steps they would take next, it was reported that they have not yet given up the deter mined battle which they have waged for the freedom of the young factory superintendent. News that the high est court of the state had denied him the right to be again tried failed to shake the iron nerve of the condemned man. He received the tidings quietly, refusing the comment thereon. Frank's fight for freedom may be prolonged in a number of ways, and it is pointed out that months may elapse before his fate finally is decided. Un less an extraordinary motion for a new trial, or some other move in be half of the convicted man Is made, he will be resentenced within the next two weeks. PROBE MEMPHIS BANK CRASH Special Grand Jury Called to Inves tigate Failure of the Mer cantile Bank. Memphis. Preparations for further consideration of affairs that brought about the failure of the Mercantile bank are being made by the grand jury. A special session has been call ed for, at which only bank matters will be considered, with a view to de termining the extent of liability in volving officials of the institution. It is understood that the jury will attempt to fix the responsibility of the bank's board of directors, although no further indictments have been drawn against any official with the exception of President ,C. H. Raine, who is in jail, charged with defalcatons of near ly a miillion dollars. Raine, in his cell at the county jail, has executed a trans fer of his life estate in the' handsome residence and grounds on Central' ave nue, where he has lived for many years, to the receiver for the bank. Army Aviator Falls to Death. Pensacola, Fla. Lieut. J. McC. Mur ray of the United States naval aviation corps, stationed here, was instantly killed when his machine plunged into Pensacola Bay. He fell about S(K feet. Lieut. Murray had been flying out In the gulf and was returning to the station when the accident oc curred. An investigation has not re vealed the cause of the accident. Operation Cures Chronic Thief. Boston. Judge Bruce, in the MaMen court, released Charles J. English, a 14-year-old Everett boy, from proba tion, having become convinced that his tendency to steal for the last two years has been cured by the removal of ade noids in h's throat. Belgian King's Arm Broken. Brussels. Albert I., king of the Bel gians, broke his left arm when he was thrown from his horse while rid!n in th forest of Selgnies, near the battle field of .Waterloo. PERL D. DECKER JS; 4 - - " ' - 1 I 'XT H 0:r ' Perl D. Decker of Joplin is the rep resentative in congress of the Fif teenth district of Missouri. He was born in Ohio thirty-eight years ago, is a Democrat and a lawyer. HOLD UP TRAIN; LYNCH NEGRO Prisoner Accused of Attempted Slay' ing Is Hanged by Mob at Love Station, Miss. Love Station, Miss. A mob of fifty masked men held up an Illinois Cen tral train here, covered the train crew and all the passengers with revolvers and shotguns, took from the DeSoto county sheriff, E. F. Nichols, two ne groes, Buck, alias "Johnson," Mc Guirk and Bill Phillips, accused of am bushing J. K. Ingram, near Byhalia, Miss., three weeks ago, hanged the first named negro and turned Phillips loose. The two negroes were being carried from Batesvllle, Miss., to Hernando for preliminary trial. They had been tak en to Batesvllle three weeks ago for safe keeping, as feeling ran high against them at the time they were caught. The train makes only a brief stop at Love Station, and by an evidently prearranged signal, fifty men, masked, armed to the teeth, surrounded the train. Four of them covered the en gine crew. The remainder went through the cars, brandishing shotguns and revolvers. Sheriff Nichols, in charge of the two negroes, was riding in the day coach, jylth his back toward the en gine so' he could watch his prisoners. Taking him unawares, two pistols and a shotgun were placed in his face and he was ordered to deliver up his pris oners. Having no other alternative, he did so, at the same time pleading with the mob not to harm the Phil lips negro, as it was his belief the evidence against him was slight. The -blacks, handcuffed together, were taken from the train. A few hundred yards from the depot Phil lips, who was handcuffed to the other negro, was released, members of the mob cutting his handcuffs with wire cutters. The mob then dragged McGuirk to the Coldwater bridge, one and one half miles east of Love Station, hung him to the structure and then quietly dispersed. TO VETO IMMIGRATION BILL President Wilson Says That He Will Not Stand For the Literary Test Clause. Washington, D. C President Wil son will veto the Burnett immigration bill if it comes to him for signature with the so-called literacy test con tained in it. This became known from an authoritative source after Chair man Smith of the senate immigration committee had announced that tho bill, virtually as it passed the house, including the literacy test, would be favorably reported to the senate soon. Prospects are that the bill will pass the senate as reported from the com mittee, but the measure never will be come law, according to close friends of the president. The president does not consider literacy a test of charac ter, and believes some other means should be devised to prevent undesir able aliens from entering the United States. Haitian Federals Victorious. Cape Haitien, Haiti. Two victories were won by the armies sent to the north by Presiden Ozartos Zamor to suppress tb.e revolution under the lead ership of Senator Davilmar Theodore. Brain of fiertillon Mateive. Paris. The brain of Alphonse Bet Ullon, inventor of the sjistem of crim inal identification which brought him fame, weighed 1,525 grammes. The brain of the average man weighs 1, 360 grammes. Hope to Adjourn June 15. Washington. June 15 is the date upon -which democratic leaders hope to adjourn congress. President Wil son believes the senate and house may work at the same time on the trust bills. IS CLEARED El JURY OKLAHOMA STATESMAN WINS A SENSATIONAL DAMAGE SUIT BROUGHT BY WOMAN. " . RETURN VERDICT QUICKLY Only Ten Minutes Necessary for th Vindication of Blind Senator. Mrs. Bond Asked $50,000 for Alleged Assault Oklahoma City, Okla. Upon the tes thnony of Mrs. Minnie E. Bond and her own witnesses Senator T. P. Gore was vindicated of any wrong conduct toward Mrs. Bond by a jury in the dis trict court here. The jury was in the jury room two minutes and one-halC and one ballot was taken. It was unanimous for Sen ator Gore, and denied Mrs. Bond one cent of the 50,000 she asked from the blind senator, whom she had charg ed with attempting to assault her in a Washington hotel on March 24, 1913. The JuryTetlred for its deliberations at 5:35 o'clock, and in ten minutes had filed back into the courtroom and taken their seats. The packed court- .room was silent as Judge Clark read the verdict. At his final words, "in favor of the defendant," those near the front of the room heard Mrs. Gore utter a stifled cry as she leaped from her chair, grasped the hand of the senator and whispered something into his ear. When she turned and shook hands with Henry Carpenter, the foreman of the Jury, tears were streaming down the eyes of both her and the aged farmer.. Senator Gore said: "The verdict confirms my faith that truth will triumph. I never for a mo ment doubted the outcome at the hands of a Jury." In her declaration Mrs. Bond al leged that the senator attacked her while she was in conference with him at a hotel in Washington in connection with the possible appointment of her husband, Julian Bond, as Internal rev enue collector at Oklahoma City. Gore seized her, she alleged, and threw her violently across a bed and freed-her only after several men appeared in the doorway of the room. In the scuffle, she asserted, her face was scratched and hand lacerated by fragments of her broken eye-glasses. In his answer Senator Gore made a general denial of the charges and made the counter charge that the suit was . Instituted by a coterie of his political opponents who had failed in their ef forts to secure federal patronage. SLAYS HIS WIFE'S FATHER Oklahoma Man Also Fatally Wounds His Own Father as Result of Quarrel Over Note. Wellston, Okla. Everett Norris, 21. farm Wend living near here, shot three of his relatives, one of whom is dead, one dying and one probably fatally wounded. The dead : W. W. Riley, father-in-law of Nor ris. The wounded: Frank Norrls, dying; father of Ever ett; Alcorn, brother-in-law of Everett Norris. Young Norris rode to his father's farm and, after a few words about the renewal of a note, shot his father four times. Then he rode to the farm of his father-in-law, killing him instantly, .and fatally wounding his brother-in- law. Declaring he intended to go to the school house and murder all the children, he rode off toward town. A telephone message to the town result ed in an armed crowd awaiting Norris at the school house, and he was ar rested. FEDERALJUDGE IS ATTACKED Mine Workers Tell President Wilson That West Virginia Jurist Is Prejudiced. Washington. Charges against Fed eral Judge A. D. Dayton of the north ern West Virginia district were filed by a committee of the United Mine Workers and the Ohio Valley Trades and Latoor assembly, asking for an investigation. Judge Dayton was charged with prejudices which inca pacitated him from sitting as a Judge, and the petition contained allegations intended to support that charge. Pres ident Wilson promised to consider the petition and refer it to Attorney-Gen eral McReynolds. Peru Ex-President Exiled. Lima. Guillermo Billinehurst de- posed as president of Peru Feb. 4, has been sent into exile, together with hit minister of the interior. Expects Venezuela Revolt. New York. Gen. Jose Hernandez, who has arrived from the West Indies where he conferred with other Veno atielan revolutionary chiefs,, makes no secret of the fact that he expects revolution in Venezuela in April. Mrs. Gen. Logan Near Death. Washington. Mrs. John A. Logan, widow of the Civil war general, took a poisonous medicine at her home here thinking it was a cold remcdr, and fcr several hours was In a precarious condition.