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LOUISBURG, M. C.. FRIDAY JULY 12 1912.
HAPPENINGS _AT BALTIMORE
During the Democratic National Con
vention in That City
TENSION TIOHTtY DBAWH AT ALL TIMES THROUGHOUT
The Party Take* Positive Stand
Against "the Power*" Hal
ing and Stands for Progres
stveness In Every Action?
The Best v of Feelings pre
vailed After the Adjourn
We acknowledge our indebtnees to
' Mr R. B. White, a delegate from thla
district, for the following iaterestiiyc
article on the Baltimore Democratic
National Convention. He tells in hi*
own eloquent way the happenings a*
they occurred and condenaea the en
tire cenrentlon in one article,, which
we are sure our man; readers will en
joy. The article follows:
Clark, Wllaon, Undsrweod? these
three were the anly onea who fgured in
the conrention. The forces behind
each were so stubborn that the dark
horse at no time had any chance.
Supporting Underwood were the four
States, Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi
and Florida. They were In earnest,
believed In the fitneas of titpir men,
and Underwood emerged from the con
test better known and better liked.
Behind Clark were most of toe peli
ticians Stone, Reed, Jamea, DuBoia,
Pettigrew, Sullivan. McCorkle, Wade,
Belt, Murphy, Fitzgerald and others.
They were familiar with the game aa
It has been played heretofore, and play
ed strictly according to the rules. In
that lies their failure. They did not
take into calculation Bryan and the
folks at home.
The Wilson forces could boast no
tried political chiefs and no political
orf aniiation. The floor leaders. Pal
mer of Pennsylvania, and Hughe# sf
New Jersey, were new mea to moat df
us, .and the striking feature of the Wll
aon delegations was the large number
of youag men. . ,
The battle opened with a skirmish for
position over the temporary chairman
ship. ' .
Thii cam* first before the commit
tee on arrangements. New York pre
sented the name of Judge Parker. Ob
jection was made that it would be bad
politics to open the convention with a
chairman who waa the personal attor
ney of Ryan and profeasionally iden
tified with what is called Wall street.
Mr. Bryan also protested against. the
selection of Parker.
The offer was made that New fork
could nadSe any man it wished who
was not so Classified in the popu
lar mind. The offer waa refused and
New York and the anti-Bryan men said
It waa Parker or fight.
The voU stood 8 for Parker, 8 in op
position, Clark men voting tot James,
Wilson men for Kern and O'Gorman.
Then came Bryan's telegraas to the
candidates. Clark following the ad
yice of his managera refused to take
Wilson over the objections of his
managers answered straightforwardly,
the first words "Yon are right" show
ing where he stood. - ?
The question then weat to the full
committee. Then following an all hight
conference ia Washington? moat of the
Clark men who had supported Janrta in
the sub-committee refused to vote for
hia and favored Parker.
In the convention again, the majority
of the Clark strength went to Parker
While the Wilson men voted almost
solidly for Bryan.
Bryan waa beaten but the victory
The unknown quantity in tha conven
tion, o'er whioh friend and fo? specu
lated with uneaalnees wu Bryan. Aa
tke game want on I could not upder
atarci what he waa trying to do. Three
aeparate times be projected hlmaelf into
the thick of thing*, aad each time it
aeemed to ma that for the Mike of har
mony he might hare kept quiet But
it is all orer now, and looking back
there appear* to ma a remarkable se
quence in hie increment*. Blow* given
apparently at random drove things to
the end which ha deeired and I predict
that the peliUsiaoa who ware to impa
tient with Mm than, wilJ have In their
hearte mech of thankfulnee* when the
?campaign begine and they hare to are
eent te the people the oandMatea aa&
the is*uee. ?
Speaking without authority and giv
ing limply my awn pmoui opinion,
it I* my conviction that Bryan came to
Baltimore from the Chicago convention
with oo thought of becoming ? candi
date himself bat Impressed with the
supreme Importance of cutting oat s
ticket and platform without boeeism
and without eves the appearance of
There was thsf e4r in many that he
would enter the race himself. There
fere he declined to make any statement
and kept this fear as one of his potent
weapons. He allowed himself , to be
beaten for temporary chairman and in
less than twenty-four hoars' the men
who did it feared him more than Mar.
Just before the nominating speeches
he introduced his famous resolutions
with its two separate declarations.
First that no candidate should be nom
inated whe waa in any way representa
tive of or under obligations to Morgan,
Ryan, Belmont, or the money interests.
Second, thst any delegates who rep
resented these should withdraw.
Instantly there waa tarmoil. Ap
parently the whole convention was
against him. BeUeoafwaa one of the
New York delegates and Ryan of Vir
It was a different Bryan from the
one I had heard and aeon before,
i Instead of the smile, "thTjride month
was set in a straight, tense jine. There
waa a different light in the eyee, and a
superb censciousnees of his own power
and indifference to the storm of pro
Speaker after speaker went to the
platform, each admitting the merit of
the Hrst section of the reeotyttop but
growing eloquent over the. eight of any
State to send such delegates as Itchoee.
After enough had eenunitted them
selves, Bryan quietly withdrew the
second part an&ieft the soaveotiao al
most dumbfounded in the realisation
-that now they could aiA upveee the
first. And so the resolution went
through by sn immense majority which
otherwise would hare met with a. bitter
.fight and poesitfle defeat.
The first ballot rave Clark 440); Wil
son 824; Underwood 117); Harmon 148;
Marshall SI; Baldwin *2
On the tenth ballot, Nlw Tork gars
her solid ninety rotes to Clark. This
had bean freely predicted by the news
papers in return for the -Clark support
of Parker. Thta ballot showed Clark
566; Wilson SSO); Underwood 117J.
The situation was J* ri??lr
were, nominated, it would clearlyBfr
charged and largely bettered that it
was a part of a bargain made with
Tammany, that he would be under
obligations to the machine and to the
money Interests.' =T'./..
Such a condition would have been ?
whole platform for Rooierelt.
Again It waa Bryan who met the
emergency. On the ISth ballot Ne
braaka .witched IS Totee to Witeon.and
Bryan In explanatioBaaid.be would sup
port in the sonveatien no candidate who
obriouely would owe hi* nominatiau to
The tide had turned. It waa (low in
movement but it waa lure. Saturday
night the convention adjourned over to
Monday, Clark having on the Wh bal
lot M7); Wilson 406; showing a lose far
Clark during the day of 88 votes and a
gain for Wilson of 60.
The effect of Sunday waa tremendous.
The delegates began to hear from home,
over 600 telegrams coming to one Clark
delegation. Great newspapers viewing
the situation with better perspective
came out unsqmlvoeally advising the
nomination of Wilson. The leaders
begaa to get some idea of the tremen
dous undercurrent of sentiment for
Wilson throughout the country.
The luiaplextan ol ? things ? had
changed since the first day and It was
slowly being realised that now a major
ity of the people were for Wilson. They
also found out another furious fact.
Wilsoa was the second sholaa of prac
tically every delegate. 1'nderwood had
been aaked to withdraw ia Clark's in
terest. This he declined A poll ol
Underwood delegates aleo showed that
with him out they woold go te Wilson.
Evan the Clark men admitted that with
Clark out they would have to vote for
Indiana made no secret ef the fact
that if they left Marshall it would be
for Wilson. Likewise Illinois and
West Virginia. Beeeechisg telegrams
ft on democratic ottoeholdeti in doubt
ful states said unless Wilson were UA
nominee they couldn't be re-elected.
And jo the batti} epsusd sgatn on
Monday. It ?M stubbornly fought,
Wilson Reining a littU. Cl?rk losing ?
little on every ballot, and closed. Clack
^0. Wlbon 494. A night again strength
ened Wilsoa. Ha gained with a rush
Tuesday, Illinois, Virginia an* Weat
Virginia want over solidly. On the
48rd ballot ba reoeived #02; on 44th,
62*; on tba 46th. (83.
At tba beginning of tha 4flth ballot I
waa sitting In tha piees section talking
to John WUbar Jenkins af the Son. I
saw sodMone pushing hia' way up on
tha speakers stand. Tba eagle nose,
pallid cheeks, and tha coal blaak hair
scattered in thin wisps, roaa into eight.
I grabbed Jenkins and said, "There's
BaaHftiari. " Hia reply waa, "Then it's
all over and it'a Wilson."
And so It proved. One by oae Un
derwood, Clark and Foes released their
delegates. Wilson received 990 rotas
Md on motion of Senator Stone the
nomination was made onanlmons.
Strange to say, while tMre was .much
of cheering, it was not so great aa in
the Wilson demonstrations before. I
saw men who had fought for Wilson
day and night, who had believed in
him whole heartodly, standing silent,
lips twicMng maybe and a suspicion of
tears in the eyee aa they Razed unsee
ingly upon tha bowling mob.
And one other strange thing. It had
been a long fight and a hard one, hot
within a hour of Its close, there bad
spread throughout the body of dele
Rates a feeling of assurance that the
right thing had been done. I beard
many who had been noting for another
say, "After all I gueas Wilson is. the
strong eet men."
.WOODBOW WILSON '?
In Philadelphia and in New Jersey,
the week before the convention, I
talked with many men, both Repabli
cans aad Democrats and unfailingly the
belief was expressed that if nominated
Wilson' would carry Pennsylvania and
easily New Jersey.
At Baltimore, the feeling of the New
Jersey delegates toward Wilson was
impresssivs. There waa such an evi
dent affection for the man, such a sin
ears belief both in bis ability and hia
it wasn't the usual political boosting.
Against argument they opposed tore.
To doabts they answered what be had
done and how. And then by - way of
full measure, they would tell the little
storiea showing the kindnees of spirit,
the oordiality of manner, or the ap
rlghtnesa of purpose. After all, I am
inclined to think that it was thia which
won for him in the most lengthy and
dramatic convention ia history.
The folks who know him best, love
him most, and I predict that as he be
come? better known to the people,
there will be for him from them all
something of tha same affection and
i * R B. White. J
The local postofflce lobby is be lag
much improved in appearance by the
use at WhTtewaah and paiat. When
I completed it will give this popular
place a much neater appearance.
Old Servant Dies.
Anthony Darts, colored, the old
servant of Opt. P. A. Dsris died it
his home on Tneaday. A most pecu
liar circumstance was noticed in this
death in the fact that Anthony died ex
actly two weeks two hours and a half
from the time of his master's death.
William Inieoe Dead
In the death of Mr. William Inseoe,
which occurred at his home in Cedar
Rock township on Monday after quite
a long suffering. Franklin county has
lost one of Its oldest and best citizens.
Mr. Inseoe was a Confederate veteran
haying served the entire four years,
and waa 89 years old at his death. He
was a man of keea judgment and en
joyed the knowledge of "being right"
with his Master. He was a member of
large portion of his time and means to
its usefulness. He leaves flye children
?Mr*. I. C. Braawell, of Naah county,
Mrs. W. A. Parrish, Messrs. Q. T. In
seoe, John'InacO* and Joseph T. Inseoe.
The Utter o! which Is the popular
surveyor of this county. Ha waa pre
dated to the gray* by his good wife
about three years ago. The fonercl
services were held from the home in
the preaeoce-of a large number ot rela
tive# MX* friends aad were eoodocted
by R*v. G. M. Duke, and thebody waa
laid to teat at the family grave
yard. Mr. Inseoe had numbers of
friends both la aad oat of hie neigh
borhood aad to thoee who know him
beat Is his loes the more keenly felt.
We joia the multitudela extending the
deepest sympathy to the bereaved
*\mlly la thair hour ef sadness. - 1
IN LOOISBUBG MONDAY, JULY
A Utter From Mr. T. B. Parker,
Director of Farmers' insti
tutes, of Interest to Farm
The following letter from Mr. T. B.
Parker, Director of Fiiam' Institatee
has boon received by as and we pab
luh it below for the benefit of ear
many reader* who are especially Inter
eated in this work. The farmer* of
Franklin county should torn ont at
these institutes and see what those in
charge have to tell them. The letter
I Will thank you if, too will eall the
attention of your readers 4b the list of
Farmer*' Institutes given below and
mge them to attend. We are wanting
our Institutes, this summer, to be the
best attended of any we have had,
to have them ao it will be necessary
for us to hare the co-operation of every
person who dsairea to see eur agricul
tural atid home-oa the farm conditions
improved. North Carolina, aa you
know, is on the upgrade in agriculture
aaweUaa other lines. It is ' a stats of
wonderful possibilities and we waat it
to do all that we can to develop it as
rapidly aa poasible. I know of no bet
ter way than by improving our agri
cultural and rural conditions generally.
Please eall especial attention to
the Women's Institute feature of these
meetings and urge the women living on
the farm to attend them. I regard the
women's institutes of more importance
than the institutes held for men. I
want the women to realize their impor
tance, aad also to realize the important
position they hold in the economy of
farm life. Their lines of work are of
far more importance than making coin
or cotton, or any line of agricultural
endeavor. Their work is the building
of the home and the rearing of the
family. We want them -equipped for
the very important w*rk.
As an inducement to get them tooeme
out we are offering a premium of (1.00
for the best leaf of bread baked and ex
hibited by any woman or girl liying on
the farm. Town women cannot com
pete for this prise. We want to en
courage the country women. The fal
lowing conditions are to be observed:
The exhibitor may use any Hiwl of
yeast she prefers, but salt risiag bread
will nst be given a premium. Net that
it is not good bread, but we waat to
get our women in the habit of making
bread easier than by the salt rising pro
cess. That process is too slow, labori
ous and uncertain.
The following score card will be need
in judging bread:
Flavor, 35 pointy crast, ? color,'
depth, texture, 20 points; lightness, 15
points; (rain and texture, 10 points;
Size recommended: 7 1-2x3 1-2x2 3-4
inches. This size is not obligatory.
By giving this matter prominence in
your paper you will greatly oblige.
Tours very truly,
T. B. PASKEft,
Director of Farmers' Institutes.
Institutes will be held as follows:
Louisburg, Monday, July 29
Franklintoa, Taesday, July 30
The Start of the Procession.
Already prediction* that Wilaen's
nomination would sidetrack .the move
for the formation of the new Roose
velt Progressive party i? being real
President Loftua, of the Minnesota
Republican Progressive League, aa
nounces that the organisation's lead
ers have already agreed to support
New Jersey'* Governor.
"Wood row Wilaoa represents oar
ideaa ' of progreaaiveiam, " say* Mr.
Loftua. "There ia no reason for us to
j?in the third party movement, and
aeither can wa support Preaident Taft.
We will wurk for Mr. Wilson in the
Declaring that he ia "morally bound
to bald principle abaye party when my
party baa sunk to the depths that the
Republican party haa," former Mayor
Mark M. Pagan, of Jeraey City, one
of the prograaatve Republican leaders
of the State, haa pledged his support
to Governor Wilson.
In Psanaylvaaia, State Chairman
Tiers, a I the new Progressive party,
who was on* of the drat to urge Roose
velt to load a third party, not oaly
announces new that his organisation
will endorse Wilson and try to earry
tbe-StaW for him bat also that be will
personally appeal to Booaavalt to give
up running, and that unleea Roosevelt
does this ha will ahow himself a traitor
to the ptugieaaive ?anae.
Bat no statement ol anylika so mash
importance on the* subject has been
made a* that of Uoverner Osborn. of
Michigan, a life-long Republican and
ona of the ^ Roosevelt leaden at Chi
cago, who lays that "under present
circumstances there is no neeeMtJ for
a ?* political party."
'."The . issue is clearly joined for the
people," said the Governor. "It is
Wall street against Wilson. Woodrow
Wilson's character, temperament, prep
aration and fitness is far above the high
average of American Presidents.
"Republicans can vote for Wilson
without leaving their party or bolting.
The real Republican party has no can
didate for Resident this year. The ac
tion of the political freeboosters at
Chicago is not binding upon the Repub
lican party, even (f for the moment
they are bearing aloft itaatoleo assign.
Wilson Is not owned by anybody. He
will lead the people against ths finan
cial overlords ia orderly but earnest
fashion." . t
Watch the others fall in line.? Long
Branch (N. J.) Rsoord,. ' , ?
Dofft and Doe-Days
| There used to be a period of about
six wesks during the hottest part of
the summer which was called the dog
days. This name was applied by the
ancients from the helical rising of the
Sir! us, ths dog star, and hence had no
canine significance. But tbess are cot
the dog days we wish to discuss here.
The dog-days we are referring to have
a more literal meaning than did the
Perhaps our town doss not have the
greatest nnmber of dogs per capita in
the Ualted h'titee, but she certainly has
her share. AU those who have occa
sion to be on the streets very much
Icnow that almost every species of the
canine family is represented. You
meet big dogs aud little dogs, blsck
dogs snd yellow dogs, bull dogs ana
puppy dogs, and other dogs to numer
ous to mention. Query, wouldn't the
dog catcher be worked to death? if we
Will be held under the aaspices of
the State Department of Agriculture
at Louisburg, Monday. July M. Frank -
linton, Tuesday, July 30. Honing
session will open at 10 a. m., and after
aoon aessioa at 1-90 p. m. There will
be discussions oi soil improvement,
crops, live stock, marketing, etc.
There will be held' at the same time
sad place a Woman's Institute to
which the country wosasn are invited
to come and join in the discussion of
subjects pertaining to household econ
omics, home conveniences, cookery,
health In the home, the education of
our children and other topics of Inter
est to the home-maker. Interesting
programs hay* been prepared for these
There will be a premium of f 1 offered
for the best loaf of bread made by a
woman or girl living en the farm, the
following conditions to be observed:
Bought er home-made yeast may be
usediTSufbraad made by the. "Salt-ris
ing" process will' not be awarded a
prize;nor will bread scoring less than 75
points, out of possible 100 points for
perfect bread be given a premium.
The following "score card, designed by
Prof. Isabel Brevier, fer the Illinois
Domestic Science Association, will be
observed in the judging of bread.
Flavor, S5 points; lightness, 16 points;
grain and texture, 20 pointa; crust ?
color, depth and texture, 20 points;
crumb? color and moisture, 10 points;
shape and sixe, 10 points; total, 100
points. Site of pan recommended, 7 1-2
x S 1-2 x 2 3-4 inches.
Let everybody interested in better
agriculture, farm and home improve
ments come out and make it a day of
profit and pleasure. Come early to be
present at the opening and bring a book
and pencil to take notes. Young peo
ple are especially invited to sttesd the
At the Methodist Church
We ere reqoerted to lUU that Rer.
E. H. Dayia, of Rockingham, will
preach at the Methodist church' next
Sunday noraing and evening. The
public ia cordially invited.
Board of Equalization
The cosnty commiaalonera met as a
Board of Equalization on laat Monday,
for the purpose of going qrer the tax
liata and equalising the valuation of
property and to hear complaints.
Misses Margie and Mary Belle Macon
delightfully entertained a somber at
their young friends at their home en
North Church St, on Thursday evening
of laat week. Quite a large srowd was
present sad all thoroughly snjoyed the
THE MOVINC PEOPLE
THEIR MpVEHENTS IN AND
OUT OP TOWN ,
Those Who Have Vlsited^nls
bur* the Pajt Week? Thoa?
Who Have Gone Elsewhere
For Buatoeas or Pleasure.'
Mr. J. Or Sledge visited Littleton the
Miss Rath Taylor, of Dunn, ts visit
ing Mrs. W. M. Gilmore. ?
Miss Cheuie Wheleas, of- Csstalia,
is visiting Mr. W. L. House.
? Mr. i F. 3. Alien returned Saturday
fronl s visit to Hot Springs, Arjt.
Miss Nina Bellas, of White Stone,
Va., is visiting the Misses Macon.
Miss Pearl Parker, of Eagle Rook,
is spending some tine with Mra. W. J.
Mr. M. S. Clifton and family left
Wednesday to visit Ms wife's people at
Miss Mamie Perkinson, of Rocky
Mount, is visiting at Mr. E. L. Harris'
Miss Mattie Dough ton, of Guilford
College, is visiting her brother, Mr. J.
Green, of Rocky Mount, ipent
the 4th of July, with Mr. F. B. Leonard
near Centre ville.
Mr. Aaron Deitx, who has been on
an extended visit to Baltimore, return
ed heme Wednesday.
Mias Nellie Sledge returned Monday
from Littleton, where she hat been
teaching for some time.
Mra. T. , B. Wheeler and children, and
Mias Emily . Biggs, . of Scotland Neck,
are visiting Mrs. F. W. Justice.
Mayor Hplden returned Saturday
from Morehead where he attended the
annual m*a ting of the Bar Association.
Misses Mabel and Bet tie Roberson,
who have been visiting Miss Eleanor
Thomas, returned to their home at Ral-"
Mias Myra Green, of Warrenton, will
act aa operator for thia exchange dur
ing the nbaence of Miaa Sue Alston, who
wtll soon take her vacation.
Mr. C, P.* Harris and daughter, Miss
Roxie, and Mr. C. T. Stokes, attended
the funeral of the little cnild of Mr.
and Mra. B. G. Burroughs at Hender
Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Palmar and Ber. V
and Mrs. W. B. Morton attended the
tuneral of little Roger Gregory, son of
Mr. and Mrs. R. G. Burroughs, at
Rev. and Mrs. W. G. Smith, of
Wuchon, Sooth China, accompanied by
their mother, Mrs. Delanie Edwards,
of Norfolk, were guests of lit. and
Mrs. W. J. Cooper last week.
The Mew Farmers Bank,
We are authorized to etatethat action
to organize and open the new bank,
which waa mentioned in these column*
sometime ago, will be taken immediate
ly. Some delay baa occurred in the
selection of the banking outfit and
fixtures, but we are informed that all
the preliminaries have no* been com
pleted, and a very choice outfit has
beea selected, which will make one of
the finest and most up-to-date banking
outfita in this country. We understand
that the capital stock will be WO, 000. 00
paid in, and the stock has been mostly
subscribed by the enterprising farmers
of the county. It is stated that a ma
jority ef the directors will be selected
from among tbe farmers who hare sub
scribed for the capital atock aad the
bank promisee to be the strongest yet
organized in this sectidh.
We are (lad to see sur farmers get
ting ahead, and emulating the example
set by their brothers in the more pros
perous western States where it is com
mon practice for the farmers to or
ganize their own hanka and warehouses
and be money lenders instead of bor
rowers. The organization of a bank
by the farmers themselres marks a
new aad progressiva period in this sec
tion, and we prediet that before many ?
years the con belt now in the middle
western states will be in the Seuthern
Co- D- to Annliton.
The members of Co. D, Looisburg
Rifles assembled in their armory Fri
day evening and mad* ready for their
departure at 10 o'clock that night for
Annie too, Ala., to attend thier annual
encampment. The company left in
charge of Capt. Banks with thirty-nine
men and will no doubt bring tuck hon
ors for Franklin county. They war*
scheduled to artta at camp at 4 o'clock
Saturday. ^ -' , . ;