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Party—Is Deemimeed h* I seders.
Marlon Butler dominated the Re*
publican Stale convention in Raleigh
Wednesday. At hie instance L. Cart
Duncan was ousted as Rapublicaa na
tional committeeman and John M.
Morehead was rlerted hit successor.
The vote was, 336 for Duncan to TCl
Frank A. Llnncy waa elected Re
publican State chairman without op
The following were elected dole
gate* to the national convention at
J. 8. Lewi* of Randolph, who led
with 892 votes, Thomas Settle and J.
J. Britt of Buncombe. W. S. O'B. Rob
inson of Wayne.
Alternate*: Clarence Call, Wilkaa;
L. L. Wrenn, Chatham; H. 8. WH
11am*, Caherrus; John E. Cameron,
Laooir. It la it*tad that only those
delegates spare elected who roosived
the endorsement of Marion Butler.
Just before the vote was taken But
ler made a speech, mentioning with
the highest prei** the four meo who
won. praising eipectally Lewis. H*
mentioned on* other man, C. J. Har
ris, sad him ha “damned with faint
praiaa." Harris lost.
Charles H. Cowls* of Wilkes, floor
leader of the Roosevelt Republicans,
pleaded in vain for throe Roosevelt
delegates to Chicago, calling atten
tion to the fact that the Taft wing
had the tare big jobs, but Marion
Butler waa not with him and the men
he pleaded lor, George Pritchard, Cy.
Thompson and Gentry Jenninga, got
short shrift whaa the Butler machine
got te going good.
John E. Fowler of Sampson and
John A. Hendrix of Madison wore
named for olertors-at-large.
H. F. Seawall of Moore waa chair
man of the convention. The only
contest as to delegatee waa from
Wayne county, which had taro seta of
delegates, and both were ssatad.
Whaa Um Bow Started.
Th# trouble started when an at
tempt'was mad* to sleet eight, dele
gates to Chicago. A. L. McCaakill of
Fayetteville, who favored this, was
ruled out of order. MeCeaklU mad*
a flare* attack on Duncan. Marion
Butler, who had been out ertfh th*
platform oommittec, showed up and
th* delegate* shouted themselves
hoars*. Butler matte a speech telling
how he had come from Washington
for harmony and to save the party.
He placed John M. Morehood in nom
ination far national commlttosmaa
Tom Settle plead it; for harmony
and said if tbs'oflfffmrtfou fafld not
proceed te business without prejudice
and factionalism, it did not “deaarva
to gain control of thia grand old Com
monwealth." The Republican party,
ha said, ora* bigger than Butler or
Butler'i nomination of Morehead
for notional committeeman -was about
to go through with a rash whan Of.
Thompson blocked it with tbe nomi
nation of K. C. Duncan. Hiaaaa drown
ed his voice and Thompson stymied
himeeif and advancad to tha front.
He proceeded to tel) the members of
that convention Just what ha thought
of them in words that were rad hot.
He said that that* waa a time whan
be was not burned la a Republican
convention aad whan tha name of
Duaean waa not greeted with boots
"If you want the Republican party
to be ran from Washington,” said be
with great beat, "go right on as yon
bare started. Lot your slogan be
'Butler and Banda.' It’s line weak
you are doing for the Demomtie
party. You are bowling down a men
who baa gtveo time and money to
the Republican party, whose service
has been unsold ah aad an tiring, aad
yea era following a leader—■"
Hare bis words wars drowned in a
chorus of bowls from all parts of tbs
house, but ha managed to hand out a
patting shot as ha left tha stags, mad
clear thrsagh: If you san ita the
Republican party without ma like
me and Carl Duncan, taka it aad rua
it," aaid he.
Diana at Bay.
In the midat of the (MtHioo, Den
tan wu Men making Ma way ta the
-platform aad a whisper ran through
tha crowd' that ha waa going to with
draw. They eheered tastily, bat they
did not knew their man. Be moved
•lewty aad deliberately, stopping to
take a ewatlow of water and looking
tha aggregation of fronted delegates
over leisarely. He wee at calm and
wnee ea a May morning, judging
from outward appearance*, but that
dropped off when he started talking
and he talked with aa earneatne**
that indicated strongest feeling. Be
“I am placed teday In tho moat wn
bamesteg sitnatioo at my Ufa Noth
ing ooald have forced me here except
that my honor and Integrity are at
•take. | mb aware that Urn State has
bam toed id with printed matter, all
• mauHIxg ma vteiooely. AX of this
waa teaued (ram Marhm Butter. I
hmw N days ago that Butter wm
nmtag hath to North Carolina to at
tack ma with the pur pom of winalng
i over the Republican part/ and taking
charge of the State I paid no atten
tion to bia aaaaalte, becaos* 1 thought
that aural/ Marion Butler was so wall
keowa la North Carolina that hla at
tache could not hart me.
Could Have No Dealings With Bat
“Not long ago I received from John
M. More head a letter asking ms to
meet Butler with the view of settling
onr difference*. I answered that (
could not have dealings with a man
of Hutlor's character and standing
and wanted no coaferenc* with him.
1 did not recognise him a* a factor in
the Republican pan/. 1 gut another
letter from Morekead, stating that
the conference, was for the purpose of
getting rid of Butler, and In that lat
ter he agreed to stand or fall with
me. Now I call oa Mr. Morchead to
make good hi* promise to me. I de
mand that he refute to uocept the
nomination and take hla stand by an/
“Then, fellow-Republicans, I de
mand that Marion Better come into
the open end that there be a roll-call
between me and him. It li unfair to
Moiphaad to place him in this ember
raising situation and there i» no Qght
on him. 1 am willing to fight it oet
with Butler himself and if he wins on
a roll-call rote, I will more to 4aake
It unanimous and torn the party over
The challenge eras a stunner but
soon the jeering and hissing started
and Duncan could not make himself
heard. Ha answered taunt with UunL
strove to answer the questions that
wars hurled at him concerning the
Chicago convention but was Anally
forced to giVe way under the increas
ing volume of sound, the delegatee
were chanting “Morebead,” “More
head," waving their hate, ■ tamping
and cheering, and he left the plat
form defeated and humiliated, bat
John If. (forehead took the pisi
form and in • voice quivering with
emotion declared that hi* embarrass
ment was many times that of Mr.
Duncan/. That he had indeed prem
ised to go to the ditch with Duncan
and that he did not want the place
that was being thrust upon him; bat
that he felt that he had dene all that
be eetrid do to keep faith with Duncan
and that he could not see hie party
wrecked to farther the ambitions of
any man or any set of men. If the
party demanded it he would accept.
And the party nominated him.
• A proposition to name a State tick
et to be voted for in the primaries
cot no show.
The platform demands fair alee
“on*, equitable taxation, SdditUk'Of
all financial affairs, improved achenl
system and agricultural education,
etc. In national affairs a return to
the protective system, preparedness
for peace, honest civil service, rural
credits system, restriction of immi
gration. upholding the right* of
American dtiaens, etc.
A resolution condemning W. C.
Hammer and protesting against Ran
dolph election frauds was adopted.
Another favoring the Tillman bill for
pen*Ion* for Confederate veteran*
was tabled—Statesville Landmark.
United States Marshal Charles J.
O'Neill and Secret service men are
in the White mountains ef New
Hampshire investigating the actions
of a colony of Germans, who were
under government eurvcUancc lest
falL It is alleged they have moved
to Mount Washington, on the Maine
border, where they are engaged in
wireless operations. When the mem
bers of the German party were at
Glen last fall. K is reported, they
occupied tents until It became too
eald for comfort. Thau they rented
a bungalow. They received many
express and parrel peat packages,
but no nitroglycerin was ever found
en the premises and so wireirae ap
paratus I* known to have been re
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Having qualified u adminiatrater ef
the estate of A. MeL. McRae, late ef
Scotland County, notice It hereby
given to all creditor* of the estate te
present their daises duly verified for
payment on at before February 10th,
1»1T, or this notice will bo pleaded la
bar of recovery. All Beni as indebt
ed to the estate vrlll please make im
-- ... J M .
Maxton, N. C.
Feb. 10th, ISIS. '
Having qualified as administrator
of the estate of Elsie Fairley (colored)
notice is given to an creditors at es
tate to present their claims to me
duly verified for payment an or before
February l<th, 1117, or this notice
will be pleaded in bar of their recov
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tate will please nuke hqmediate pay
ment to mo. _ •
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Feb. 10. lSlfi.
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SCOTLAND COUNTY SAVINGS BANK
Laurinburg, North Carolina
DO YOU PAY
YOUR BILLS BY CHECK?
And that have a raeord of each and every
aaMoat expanded together with a receipt fir
tha amount paid T
If not, you aaad a chucking amount with
thia bask. It ia tha aafaat way. tha moat
eoavaaiaot and aatfaCaetory matbod of tiaae
acting ail buahtaaa payments.
Wa will be plaaaad to have you make Ola
bank your place of dappait
' First National Bank
Lanrinfauff, N. C.
Money Loaned On Farms
. * i0"* k,wli «* Iwpnmrf Pam
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lumbsbton, w. c.