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Leading Paper of South Misp
usippi. Alway. brings resulu.
to Adv urthwrt.
Member oi Associated Press
DAILY NEWS. Established 190
DAILY PROGRESS. Established 1896
April 6. 1909
VOL XV—No 88
Minister Does Not Believe That Man
Is Born With the Power of
Sin Dominant.
The early morning services at the
First Baptist church were discontin
ued this morning as-the strain on the
constant church goers and Dr. Massee
who did all the preaching, has been
great. Dr. Massee will preach his last
sermon here tomorrow night, although
that will not mean the closing of the
- revival services.
Another violinist was on hand at
Wednesday evening s service to add his
skilful touch to the usual number of
instruments accompanying the choir.
"Then Lord remember me," was sung
by special request, and the words rang
out clearly and impressively from
hundreds of throats joining in the
beautiful song.
Rev. E. D. Solomon gave an eloquent
Dr. Massee seemed as tireless and
fresh as if he had not been holding
three services a day. when he read
from the book of Exodus, telling of
the captivity of the children of Israel.
The text was 2nd Corinthians, 6th
chapter and 17th verse— "Corne ou'
from among them and be ye separate,
saith the Lord, and touch not the un
clean thing and I will receive you."
Dr. Massee compared the children of
Israel to the church, and Egypt, where
they were in captivity, to tho woild, j
all through his sermon showing the
'L conflict between Egypt ami Israel as
( between the world and the church.
He began by declaring lie did not be
lieve in entrapping men to Christ, but
in persuading, and that he desired to
reach the wills of his congregation
and get them to yield to God. Giving
a glowing description of the day to
come when, in that heavenly paradise, j
we shall be known ; the day when even
Jesus' intercession will have been
done away with, the world has been
so Christianized; when we shall be
up in heaven with Him face to face;
when there will be no more disease;
no darkness, for the "Lamb Is the
light thereof,' the speaker said things
looked like that in the beginning, be
fore the devil tempted Eve and she
The World and the Flesh Against God.
The World and the Flesh Against God.
The weapons used to fight God
next spoken of—the world and
the flesh. All the passions and hopes
are the world's, and all the powers of
this world, of society and business,
-isainst God. In the fletdemen
iTt pselves with the dettjuieep I
^ of His world. l)r.^
not believe that man is
power of sin dominant iur^H
since Jesus came, but that some
there are things stronger than man's
will to drag him down. Here were
given illustrations of how the taste
ot liquor will drag a man down almost
against his will. The
beauty, the matchless purity and re
sisting of the devil in Christ's life on
earth was shown, yet He died for sin
ful man. An earnest appeal
) given to come out from among men
\ who yield to their appetites, and again
' Dr. Massee, as on the night before,
warned his listeners that there is no
compromise between God and men
no neutral ground—for
fight for God or against Him.
asks for a decision.
fi Trv e Devil the God of the World.
MTa swiftly, eloquently given review
Tvj; Egypt's wealth and Its science, the
wonder of its astronomy, its arts and
its literature in those ages 2600 years
before history; its civilization, equally
that far back, to what China has to
day; its refined people; all this was
told and then of the club of 74 men
in Chattanooga who are seeking to
.draw the business, the luxuries and
' the exclusiveness of the world about
them. "Why," exclaimed the speaker,
"the devil is the God of this world, of
Egypt! The world says you can't
leave men; Israel says that I must."
Many men in business claim thev
man must
Immense Lumber Mill
To Be Built at Laurel
Wausau, Wls., April 20.—The mil
lion and a half dollar lumber company
of this city, known as the Wausau
Southern Lumber Company, has de
cided on plans for a mammoth lumber
manufacturing industry in the South,
to be locuted near Laurel, Miss. The
mill will be built of steel and cement,
and will have a capacity of 200,000
per 10-hour day. The tract of lumber
owned by the company Is said to be
one of the finest long leaf pine in the
South. It is estimated that it con
tains 800,000,000 feet of lumber.
The D. J. Murray Manufacturing
Company, of this city, has received the
contract for the erection of the mill,
dry kiln, etc., and work on them is to
commence as soon as possible. The
can't be Christians in their work.
Why is this? Because the devil claims
,'iall the business and the social world,
and says "you can't be anybody unless
you stick to me." Hut God says "come
out from among these, and touch not
the unclean thing!" Trust in God!
Dr. Massee compared the plague of
frogs infesting Egypt to the treacher
ous power of sin, saying Pharaoh's
answer "tomorrow." is like the world,
! it "puts off every day. Hell is choked
I with those who have said "tomorrow."
Men Want God in Wives.
In speaking of marriage, Dr. Massee
said the man you want to marry,
girls, wants God in the girl he mar
ries—don't forget that!"
Be Done With the Cigarette.
One sin not given up may be the
means of drawing a Christian down,
as, for instance, cigarette smoking will
eventually lead back to worse. "Be
done with a cigarette, smoke a pipe
or cigar if you must smoke," urged
the minister adding: "You can't stay
with worldly friends and be out in the
open with God. Many a man pious
aud sweet in the home is cruel and
greedy in business, but no man can
j ma ], e compromisinug business
rangements and walk with God in the
open. '
If you'll come out in the open, He'll
take care of you; He'll be with you
till the end. Jesus is the salvation of
every question the sinner has.
Has Accepted a Position in the Sales
Department of Great Southern
Lumber Company.
Go., left today for Bogalusa, La.,
a.-j«here he has accepted a position in
I the sales department of the Great
George Townsend, who for some
time has been connected with the lo
cal office of the John H. Noble Lum
Southern Lumber Co. The new posi
fc^^ariies with it greater respousi
■nglltaio u nice increase in salary.
friends in Huttles
Mr. Townsend's
unoval from the
jsiwJjoth from a
gflHidpoiiit. An
|Hjnan, affable
^Hh:ss. he won
^^■pt only hold
^^M*steem. but
^^Blity and at
educated, polishel
of manner, active]
friends on all sida
him in highest pj
have high regard f|
tainments. I
n Convention
Held In Gulfport
FZO.—The Sec
k Immigration
I here on June
Bspices of the
fcpment Asso
kecretary and
ftsociation and
■e committee,
■tit and after
laken by the
B evening be
Bnce to Pres
B the conven
Gulfport, Mligb
ond Annual SB
Convention wilfl
23 and 24 undl
Mississippi Lan
dation. L. E. I
general manage™
member of the|
was in Gulfport!
learning of the 1
Commercial Un id
fore, gave posltij
ident Geo. P. He!
tion would be hei
The Mtsslssipi
Intention is to have logging operations
begin next fall.
Officers of the company are: W.
H. Bissell, president; J. D. Ross, vice
president; Charles Edgar, secretary;
C. J. Winton, Minneapolis, Minn.,
Jacksonville, Fla., April 20.—-Music
loving people of the Southeast are ar
riving in Jacksonville today for the
great spring music festival here today
and tomorrow. Damroscli's New York
Symphony Orchestra has been engag
ed and talented musicians of this city
and Florida will take part in the pro
Inclement Weather Did Not Prevent a
Large Crowd From Hearing
Him at Gloster.
Jackson, Miss., April 20.—A long
distance telephone message from Glos
ter, Amite county, to the Vardanian |
headquarters, states that Governor J.
K. Vardanian spoke at Gloster yester
day to a crowd variously estimated
from 600 to 700 people.
The weather was exceedingly in
clement, it having rained all morning
in torrents, and prevented the people
j of the country coming in to hear the
governor, as was expected, but not
withstanding this a good many braved
the elements and came.
Maj. Vardanian was introduced by
Mr. Delos Cassels, and after paying a
tribute to the good people of Amite
county launched into his discussion.
His speech was devoid of personali
ties, and he dealt fully with national
questions. He made what his hear
ers seemed to think was an entirely
satisfactory explanation of all matters
upon which he has been criticised,
and was roundly applauded, arousing
at times considerable enthusiasm. His
supporters were much pleased with
his speech and claim that converts
were made for his cause.
(By Union Associated Press.)
i New York, April 20.—A committee
of twenty-six, representing a dozen
states, with Seth Low, president of
the National Civic Federation, as
chairman, will meet here tomorrow ;
to consider a measure for uniform leg
islature as to combinations and trusts.
Proposed amendments or substitutes!
to the Sherman anti-trust law will]
probably be considered.
The National Civic Federation also'
has under consideration a workmen's!
compensation hill which has all the
best features of the Walnwright com
pulsory compensation act, recently de
dared unconstitutional by the New
York court of appeals. This bill has
already been introduced in the legis
latures of several states by the state
councils of the federation.
Association was invited to meet in
Hattiesburg, after Secretary L. E. Da
vis, of the association visited Hatties
burg and stated that he would like to
have a "bid" from the city.
An invitation was extended by the
Commercial Club to the association to
meet here. Free entertainment was
offered those taking part on the pro
gram and a hall for the meeting was
offered free, but Secretary Davis want
ed a cash bonus, and the Commercial
Club did not think it wise to set a
precedent of offering a cash oonsidera
tion for such a meetiug.
Summary Of Mexico's Reply To Amer
ica In Reference to Events Of
War Received.
(By Associated Press.)
Washington, April 20.—With the
general debate still in progress and a I
score of amendments ready to be of
fered, it is apparent today that the
democratic majority in the House has
a stiff fight ahead of it before the Ca
nadian Reciprocity bill can be brought
to a vote. There is not the slightest
doubt about the bill's passing, but the
opponents threaten to resort to ob
strtictive tactics and demand tedious
roll calls on all the amendments.
Positive declaration in favor of giv- |
ing President Taft authority to pre-1
vent a repetition of the killing of j
Americans by the Mexican belligerents
was made In the Senate by Senator j
Stone, of Missouri, who is a Democrat. ,
Declaration In Reference To The Mex- j
ican War.
to prevent a repetition of the bloody j
outrage committed at Douglas, Ari-j
zona, and that the army Intrude upon
Mexican soil if necessary, to accom
plish the desired end.
To justify American intervention,
Senator Stone detailed many acts and
The president's authority is to use |
whatever force that may be necessary
expressions unfriendly towards the
people of this country and said in
many places, the Mexican authorities
are unable to control the situation,
which is producing a state of anarchy.
Mexico's Reply To America.
A summary of Mexicos reply to the
demands of the United States for
greater precautionary measures along
the border was received at the State
Department today and was immediate
ly conveyed to President Taft. Mex
ican Ambassador Zamacona, in a state
ment, said while the reply refers to.
''Lamentable < vents on the borders it
is friendly in form and essence.'
At The Office Of County Superinten
dent of Education at Court
, •
Between the hums ot o an to t oi j
I**" 8 e ' en " is - 1,1 K '• 1 1 e u 1 111 1 "
! office of Rev. E. J. Currie, County Su- |
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oerintendent ot Education, at the court
i eoiing of the Men's
' ouse > 1 . . . j
iay81 m ' ' '' J , , 1 .
1 c ' v ltw ' t !
Captain J. I Laitei will lead this
bist meeting, aud it is hoped that there
wiu be a large attendance. This cir
cle wiu hold tliese meetings each
week and it is plann d to have this
as a permanent feature of the re
iigious sentiment of Hattiesburg. The
circle is under the control of an
executive committe composed of one
leading layman from each of the
churches of the city.
As this is to be a men's meeting, it j
is desired that men of all vocations
home to make any change in his ap- :
pare! for purpose of attending this
meeting. The men are urged to come i
their offices, their !
No one need go to
right on from
stores, their shops or their bench or
forge. This is meant to be a strictly
democratic gathering and every white
man in the city will be welcome.
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Washington, D. C., April 20.— •>
❖ Generally fair tonight and Friday. <>

Sheriff Magruder Quits
Race For Representative
Sheriff J. C. Magruder has with
drawn from the race for representa
tive of Forrest county, and will enter
upon the practice of law when his
term of office as sheriff expires.
Mr. Magruder was seen by a repre
sentative of The News today and
asked for an interview, but stated that
I his plans have not yet been perfected,
and that he had nothing to give out
for publication further than that he
expects to practice law and that a
partnership will he formed.
Mr. Magruder's retirement from the
race for representative will be receiv
ed with surprise and regret by his
April 2(1._United j
g tates senator LeRoy Percy is mak- !
lng sp i e , lt i id progress in all portions I
j of the state that he has thus far visit
,, ( j b campaign for re-election, ac
j («owning to advices being received by j
, ^j g campaign managers at the Percy J
Will Spend at Least Another Week in
the State Making Campaign
Jackson, Miss.,
j with a Republican senator in Wash-j
ington to accommodate any matters |
of importance that may be taken upjswer
by the national legislature during his j
absence from Washington, and will j
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thereby be enabled to spend at least
another week in Mississippi in the In
terests of his candidacy. Whether
Senator Percy will feel justified in re
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maininer away from the Washington
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capitol longer than that is a matter of
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deep consideration, but in the view ot i
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the possibility that no important meas
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mes will come up for final considéra
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i tion before the first of May. it is likely |
'ere y has arranged a pair I
| headquarters in this city,
alter that date.
i Senator Percy spoke at Meridian j
I this evening, and will be in Vicksburg
tonight and Clinton, in Hinds county.
I on Friday night of this week, leaving I
i Jackson early Saturday morning for |
! that he will remain out for a few days ,
Crystal Springs, where he is sched
uled to speak at two o'clock Saturday
Many Buildings Are Not Erected I" j

j j
Jackson Miss April "u Laws con '
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1 reviling building construe lion in Jack
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on ' accov ^ in 8 t0 a local insurance,!
j agent who is in n position to know ■
. whereof he speaks, have been eon
! stantly violated during the past few
vea ,. s a nd in many cases the insper
tiolls made bv t i, e officials appointed !
for that p Urpose have been only su- j
perflcial !
,. Thp peop j e of Mississippi wonder j
wb j. it j g tbat insurance companies
charging a higher basis rate for in
gurance m Mississippi than in many
ot | UJl . s t a t es | n the country. The an
swer ],; es en tirely with the person who
erects the buildings—the danger
j of fire is so extreme In this state that
Accordance With Requirements of
Insurance Companies.
high rales must lie charged to insure
the companies against loss. There is
: hardly an insurance company that is
not losing money on its Mississippi
i risks, despite the apparently padded
! rates."
The informant also pointed out that
the present rate on detachable dwell
ings—seventy-five cents for each $160
insurance, is undoubtedly caused by
this lark of proper protection in the
construction of the houses. The rate
in the Eastern states, where building
inspection is enforced to the very let
ter, Is only thirty-five cents. "But in
Mississippi,' continued the Jackson
insurance man, "this is impossible.
many friends in the county. His
formal announcement follows:
"To the Voters of Forrest County:
"This is to announce to you my with
drawal from the race for representa
tive of Forrest county. Business ar
rangements consummated during the
last few days have made it impossible
for me to altend properly to the duties
of the office if 1 were
to be elected.
"This withdrawal is purely a per
sonal matter, and I am not withdraw- !
ing in favor of any candidate.
"To my friends who have supported
and encouraged me, I thank most
so fortunate as!
"Very respectfully,
. I
Why. only
ance inspector visited a number of
dwellings and public buildings in
Jackson and found conditions in con
struction, the arrangement of electric
light wiring, etc., which is absolutely
dangerous to human life."
"Until buildings being erected are
properly inspected and the minor de
tails of construction properly adhered
to," he added, "insurance rates in Mis
sissippi will continue higher thau In
j other states. The fault lies primarily
I with the inspectors, and almost as
j much with the public itself, because
! the laws are not properly enforced in
I this respect."
few days ago an insur
other officials of the United Wireless |
| Telegraph Company appeared to an 'j
upjswer to the indictments returned j
j against them for alleged misuse of the l
j mails in a plan to defraud. The!
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charges grew out of the sale of great
quantities of stock in the company.
Col. Wilson is confident that he will
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be acquitted. Shortly after his in
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dictment last August he married his
~ it* „il* k r> i
eighteen-year-old stenographer. Col.
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i W llson is sixtv-four. He has been
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held under $2r».000,000 bail pending
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New York, April 20.—In the United
States circuit court today Col. Christo
I plier Columbus Wilson, president, and
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Last Chapter in the Criminal Branch
of the Celebrated Steele
Miller Case.
Jackson, Miss.. April 20.—The last
chapter in the criminal branch of the
celebrated Steele-Miller Company cot
ton failure at Corinth written today,
when the three defendant members of
j the firm convicted i
! at Aberdeen last weel
the federal court
■re taken by
! a squad of United States deputy . ; r
Atlanta to commence their
terms in the federal pznii' mi.::y.
j sillier was sentenced to a seven
' rear term, and his former husfn.ssas
sonates will sene five ji-irs di.
P to this time they hate not paid
■ the heavy fines entered against them,
and il remains to he seen whether
l nited States Distrut Attorney W. D.
Frazee can find hidden property
! longing to the prisoners sufficient to
j cover these fines. While it is general
! ly believed that Miller and his asso
j dates "salted down ' a good-sized sum.
no tangible evidence of it has been
brought to light.
The Squad of deputies escorting the
ptisoners was in command of United
States Marshal A. M. Stover, of the
Northern District, and within the next
few hours the three plungers and get
rich-quick artists
for their stripes
Good headway is {jeing made with
the adjudication of the civil hench o f
the failure in the bankruptcy court
and it is expected that foreign credit
il! recover at least a portion c
the sums for which they were mulcted
through the bogus bills of lading.
] shals ti
ill be measured
-Washington. April 20.—One of the
most complete exhibits ever under
taken by the government forestry bu
reau wi ll be a feat ure of the National
tt 'week
Real Esj
in Chicj
! Madero Said to Have Large Army—
El Pasoans Looking at Maneuvers
Through Glasses.
(By Associated Press.)
El Paso, Tex., April 20.—Francisco
1. Madero, Jr., has refused absolutely
to grant an armistice, as suggested by
Dr. Gomez, his confidential agent at
Washington. He sent word he would
talk about an armistice after the bat
tle at Jaurez and then only,
Jaurez is well prepared for the ex
pected attack of Madero's army, which
was yesterday detrained at Bauche,
twelve miles south of Jaurez. At
Bauche the rebels have trains under
I stefim for the hasty retreat should the
! attack fail. Madero has nearly two
J thousand men. The insurrectos, it is
! believed must attack soon after the
j expiration of the twenty-four hours
I respite given in their demand for the
surrender of Jaurez last night, as they
arp said to be out of food.
Battles Imagined.
El Pasoans, with nothing else to do
spent most of yesterday on top of the
'wUrlvv'^ ^' asse8 ap< *
dust' skvxvard on ''vT 'l 6
j (0 e n d ^ X '/ha^ th" LtUe
l ' ' ^ °" 11 ° nen b a e a
ia legun ' c ° 11 1 e ' ea p0 n
out the glitter of bayonets and sabres
everythin* nertainine to a
p "still Jaurez
,,at "* ex ® Lpt ,lle b i ullet8 j . - Sul1 Jaure *
ate its three meals undismayed and
not a shot was fired except some prac
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tice »hots by soldiers in the trenches,
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The town is now fortified inside
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and outside. Stretching around the
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city are trenches, the most important
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near the^emetery. In some of these
are raaskPl batteries commanding the
On top of the priest's house adjoin
ing the old mansion in the center of
the city is a mortar that will sweep
the main street. Across the railroad
yards, which were cleared today of
box cars and locomotives, lumber for
tifications have been built. Loopholes
have been cut out In the walls of Cow
boy Park, commanding several streets.

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closed steady, nine to fifteen points
Chicago, April 20.—Wheat closed
strong, active one-half to one fourth
ctnt higher. Provisions firm, five
cents down to five up.
The Mexican situation looks better
vas helped accord
and the market
Prlces were reported to be about un
changed on spots with future'dull but
steady during the middle of the da>.
A New York wire Wednesday to H.
& B. Beer said: "Some of the market
during the last two days u'.rde it ap
pear that some of the people who .' ere
predicting a two-cent break when col
ton was at 14 cents, less than three
we ks ago. are now trying to get back
what they lost on the short side by
going long."
A Galveston report says:
heavy rains were reported by corre
spondents from west, central, north
aud southwest Texas, Ten indies of
rain fell at Live Oak and 18 inches at
Junction City are the heaviest report
ed. In Edwards county much damage
w as done by high water and telephone
wires are down. Creeks and rivers in
both Edwards and bordering counties
Farmers are complaining of
are up.
too much rain. There are some, how
ever. who assert that recent rainfall
will put good season lnti

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