VOL. XLYI x
Raleigh, Oct. 26-—lf "Gene"
Holtion thought he was really
"running" for the United States
- Senate, he has probably revised
his opinion by this time—especial
ly if he attended the iStateFair at
Raleigh last and mingled
with the tens of thousands of
Tar Heel iolks here from every
section of North Carolina. The
Republican candidate who is seek
ing Senator Overman's job has
been bauking on receiving "a
large labor vote," according to
some of his supporters, bnt dili
gent inquiry and investigation
failed to support that expectation.
Hoi ton will receive few votes lrom
men or women identified with the
Federation of Labor. A promi
nent man- identified with organiz
ed labor, and who knows 'What he
is talking about, gives this main
explanation of why he is able to
speak so positively.
"Senator Overman was chair
man of the Senate Committee on
Immigration for the last several
years preceding the capture of the
Senate by the Republicans in the
last Congress, by one majority.
His record in that'position was all
that labor could ask/ and organiz
ed labor recognizes and appre
ciates what he did, and even more
so what he tried to do, bnt Which
- the majority of the Senate would
not sustain him in. He was- so
true an American that the "Reds"
and other anarchistic elements
sent him a bomb and tried to blow
up onr junior Senator.
"Now, the subject of -immigra
tion will be one of the very great
est and most commanding sub
jects that will have to be dealt
with by the incoming Congress.
The enormous influx of unrestrict
ed immigrants is the'grcatest men
ace the United States has to meet
today. More foreigners, largely
of the most undesirable classes,
are swarming into the U. S. in
greater numbers then ever before
in the hirtory of onr country.
Congress must enact legislation to
limit this immigration already too
large for "assimilation" and which
will "assimilate" us if it grows
unchecked for a few years longer.
Even the manufacturers are pro
testing against sending any
of these nudesirables to their fac
"Organized labpr and kindred
interests are fighting this manace.
Overnian, and more men like him,
is needed in the Senate now more
than ever. If the Democrats cap
ture the Senate (which now seems
probable) Overman will again be
come chairman of the Immigration
Committee —and in any event he
can be safely counted upon to be
in the forefront of the fight over
this question, and on the side of
• labor. We need him."
Republicans Squeal "Nigger" Again.
The rushing into print by the
Republican State Chairman Lin
ney, and Ike' Meekins- of Eliza
beth City, during the last few
days, complaining of the. presence
of the negro issne in the campaign
this year,' is the loudest call for
the calf rope that the Republican
managers have 'yet made. We
might call it the last note of the
dying swan (or something of that
kind) if there were the faintest
note of melo4y..in it- -
It is the cheekiest alleged argu
' ment to say that certain white
Republicans "wish" the negro to>
"stay out of politics," and wj al
lege that the Democrats are re
sponsible for the injection of the
"nigger" into this campaign.
Everybody knows that the negroes
, and negro women injected them-
MtaM iato ttoemptph ftwttojr
THE ALAMANCE GLEANER?
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with the load and persistent calls
1 for the negro women to ALL reg
ister "or know the reason why," by
the Raleigh negro newspaper edit
ed by the secretary of the negro
Republican State Committee,
The negro political organ here
is still at it, telling negro wo
men to registe and vote, and if
they have any difficulty to apply
to some local Republican lawyer,
who will help them.
Meekins and Linney have no
control over the desire of negro
women to vote, and could not
stop them if they 'so deelreds
But they waited 'till just before
the period for registration of wo
men expired and then came forth
with that "Lily white" declara
tion, after the white women had
gotten their names on the books
in such numbers as to out-vote
the negro women.
But, speaking of the negro wo
man vote, we wonder just how
much longer candidate Parker is
going to keep up waiting before
he ''denounces" the somebody
whom he "suspects" of having
disseminated the Colored Women's
Rights circular? Parker has riot
and has never had any sort of
"evidence" that a Democrat h«d
a hand in the writting or circula
tion of that instrument. His re
ferences to that effect in his
speeches for the last three weeks
were intended to deceive 'Repub
licans who are bolting the par ty
for reasons along that line.
Farmers Not Deipondent.
There was no sign of demoraliza
tion among the thousands and
thousands of farmers who attend
ed the State Fair in Raleigh last
week. The biggest crowd that
ever attended a fair was here, the
the number of visitors on Thurs
day being estimated at over 50,
000. Your correspondent talked
with many business men and
farmers from nearly all the count
ies of the State, and there was no
"demoralization" visible or iu
embryo, that I could detect. Jhe
farmers have made money the
last two years especially, and are
too well fixe| to aUow a tempor
ary drop in cotton prices and
poorer tobacco prices this year to
discourage them. They ate going
to hold their prodnct for the most
part and expect to yet get a fair
price for most of it before it
leaves their hands for good.
GOT. Morrison In For Finish.
* Everybody is glad that Govern
or Marrison's throat trouble was
but temporary, caused by over
work. He is back on the stump
now expecaing to fill every speak
ing engagement he has until elec
FINAL WORD TO WOMEN
VOTERS: Ladies, now that you
have your names on the registra
tion books, be sure and VOTE on
election day. The fact that your
registration war necessary in order
to enable you to cast a ballot does
not automatically CAST that bal
lot. It is still up to YOU and
you alone to go to the pulling
places November 2d and VOTE.
Otherwise the fact that you regis
tered counts for naught. Give
Cox and Morrison the greatest
majority a candidate ever polled
in North Carolina, and tbeu be
able to join heartily in the shout
Gov. Cox oo Artide X
"What has made wars in ihe
past ? It has been the luat of ter
ritory. Under Article X of the
League of Nations a boundary
£ipe is a boundary line for the
small as well as for the large na
tions. Every imperialist.in Eu
rope is against the League of Na
tions, but, thauk God, there are
not as many imperialists as there
once were The people have cea*ed
to take seriously the criticism of
[ JkvltoteX"—Ooroftor Co*,
GRAHAM, N. C., THURSDAY. OCTOBER 28, 1320
MRS. MARY SETTLE SHARPE.
Last Saturday night was made the big event of the campaign
in Alamance county for the Republicans. It was the occasion of
the speaking by Mrs. Mary Settle Sharpe, Republican candidate
for State Supt. o( Public Instruction. The"\court 'house was
packed, people coming from all parts of the county. There was
a large sprinkle of Democrats in the crowd to hear the woman
Mrs. Sharpe being a daughter of Judge Thomas Settle and a
sister of Hon. Thos. Settle, both of whgm the Republicans in this
State idolized, had much to do with the reception accorded her.
By heredity and environment she is a Republican. Her father
was prominent. „ Early after the civil war he was Minister to
Peru; then was candidate for Congress and defeated- by Gen.
Leuch; was Associate Justice of the State Supreme Court; was
candidate for Governor against Zeb. Vance and everybody knows
what happened. He died while serving as a Federal Judge in
It is not the purpose'of this article to give a write-up of the
Settle family, but a word about T.om Settle, the brother, now
dead: He was rather a brilliant man, surpassing his father;
served several terms in Congress, where he made a conspicuous
record for being absent at roll calls. When W. W. Kitchen,
later Governor, started on his trail he ran him out of Congress
and then he moved out of the district.
Mrs. Sharpe speaks fluently. She is a highly cultured and
educated woman. For manjfryears she has taught in the N. C.
College foV Women in Greensboro. In manner of speech she
imitates her brother, but more refined. Almost sneers at every
thing Democratic. .
Mrs. Sharpe has no political record other than what she is now
making; but she is a bitter partisan, nevertheless. She assailed
President Wilson and the League of Nations, holding the Presi
dent responsible for the non-adoption of the covenant and treaty,
whereas, the Republican Senate rejected the treaty. v
In her speech, as iu a circular letter sent out to all the young
women who had attended the school in which she has been
teacher for years, she made the claim that all the good legisla
tion by Congress for the past sixty years was of Republican
origin. She could see nothing the Democrats had done, so blind
ed by partisanship is she.
Speaking of Education, she pointed out that lowa, a Republi
can State, has the smallest percentage of illiteracy, and that the
largest percent exists in Democratic'states. That North Carolina
was down near the foot of the column.
There is a,reason for the place North Carolina occupies: After
the civil waf a carpetbag legislature held sway. They took the
money to pay thamsdves. They dissipated the school funds and
closed the University, and the statfc had no public schools. This
was 68 and 69 and the early seventies. The people rose up and
hurled them from power. After almost a generation the people
had forgot and let them back again, and again their conduct
was no better. -
It was in the latter nineties. Russell was elected Governor
and Butler joined forces with him and the fusion legislature.
Again the school system w;ts torn to pieces and the State given a
big set back.
Mrs. Sharpe said that the Republicans had lieen in power only
twice in North Carolina since the civil war and that they left
"their mark". They left their mark—a record that is yet a
stench. In those two periods lawlessness reigned. Crime was
rampant. The State was loaded with debt and blackened with
crime. Negroes held office. Negro school committeemen visit
ed white schools taught by white women. Such happened right
here in Alamance county.
The speaker tried to strengthen her position by reading from
Hoiy Writ and asking ber hearers to prayerfully consider how
and for whom to vote —then vote the Republican ticket. In
drawing upon the Bible she omittetl that incident about the
handwritiijft on the wall. Like the wicked king, the Republican
party in NOTth Carolina has been "weighed in the balances and
Twice, a generation apart, since the civil war the people of
North Carolina have tried the Republican party. Each time it
has proved recreant. Too many voters are now living who re
member those days to allow themselves to be entrapped a third
time. Especially will they not allow their school system, which
suffered so severely under Republican corruption and mismanage
ment in the 60's and 70's, and 00's, to fall even into the hands of
life Story of Governor Cox
Born and reared on an Ohie
farm. Earned liis first money as.
janitor of the church of he
is still a member. Was/a great
reader and always knew his les
sons at school, At 15, 'went ro
Middletown to hliih school, Work
ing his way as a printer's devil in
a newspaper office. Taught school
for several yes re nnd did news
paper work. Was Congressman
Bonght the D»yton News.
Elected to Congress iu 1908; serv
ed two terms. 1 u 191 2 was elect
ed Governor. Defeated fur Gov
ernor in 1914. but re-elected in
1916 and again in 1918.
Iu Cougr M was one of those:
who destroyed Cannon ism; made
a distinguished recor 1 on Appro
priation Committee tor economy;
was active in tariff reduction, and
was a redoubtable fighter for the
rights of the people against great
His record as Governor stamps
hi in us a great progressive. More
constructive progressive legisla
tion was enacted under his leader
ship than ever before in Ohio's
history. This record includes
workmen's compensation; State
taxation reform which reduced
taxes; Mcliool legislation,especially
for the benefit of country schools; |
good rotds; child welfare, agri
cultural legislation and the budget
system for the State. His record
is one of
MR. L BANKS HOLT DEAD%
Prominent Citixen tod Leading Cot
On Monday at 12 o'clock Mr.
Lyuu Banks Holt passed away at
his home in Graham, aged 78
yeara last Jnne. For some months
lie had been iu declining health,
but- for only a few weeks had he
abandoned daily attention to busi
Iu the detfth of Mr. Holt the
county and State lose a widely
kuown, Useful and highly esteenh
He was a brave Confederate
soldier. Iu the early sixties,
when only about 18, he volunteer
ed his services for the defense of
his beloved southland and went
away with Capt. Gaston D. Cobb's
Company (Co. 4, Bth Regt.) with
a number of other Alamance boys.
He was in many hard-fought bat
tles and bore the scars of patriotic
The war over, he returned home
and engaged in cotton manufact
uring with his father and
brothers. He was a son of the
late Edwiu M. Holt, the pioneer
cotton manufacturer of the South,
and tho principal owner of the
business of the L. Banks Holt
Manufacturing Company, which
owns and operates four cotton
mills—the Oneida in Graham,
Carolina on Haw river, and Belle
montand Alamance on Big Ala
mance. The last named was the
parent mill of the county and was
owned and. operated by his father.
Mr. Holt was a lineal descend*
ent of Michael Holt of Revolu
tionary fame, who came to Ala
mance from Pennsylvania before
the Revolutionary War and set
tled on Alamance creek, neai;
where Mr. Holt was Dorn and
reared, and was a prominent and
wealthy farmer in his day.
For many years Mr. Holt lived
on his large fapm near the place
of his birth and was an extensive
far me i and stock raiser iu con
nection with his manufacturing
interests. Over 35 years ago he
moved with his family to Graham
which be has since made bis
First of all he was a business
man, and, besides the mills named
above, he owned interests in other
business enterprises. As a busi
ness man he was cautious and
conservative. He was success
ful and accumulated large
Tuesday, the day after his
death, was the 55th anniversary
of his marriage. Mrs. Holt, who
survives him, was Miss Mary
Catharine Mebane, a daughter of
Bon. Gib's Mebane, oue Of the
State's foremost citizens, who was
many times honored bv bis fellow
citizens with a seat in the General
To Mr. and Mrs. Holt were
born seven daughters, fonr of
whom, Mrs. Geo. A. Mebane of
Greensboro, Mrs. Jas.' K. Mebane
of Washington, D, C., Mrs Kitty
Bolt Drewery of Raleigh and Mrs.
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Of bis father's family tiiero
were ten children—seveu BODS and
three daughters. Among the
brothers were Gov. Thoe. Mi Holt.
JAB. H., Win. E. and Lawrence 8.
Only the last named survives. Of
the three sisters, Mrs. Jas. N.
Williamson of Graham is the oni>
survivor. His youngest daughter,
Mrs. Paul H. Norcross, died iu
Atlanta about two weeks ago.
By nature Mi;. Holt was a quiet,
home-loving, modest man. He
never allowed himself to be forced
into prominence, though his
friends often expressed a desire
to elevate him to official posi
He was a member of .Graham
Presbyterian church and for many
years a Ruling Elder iu his church.
He was a liberal contributor to
worthy causes in a quiet cud un
ostentatious way. Briefly, he was
a model citizen in every relation
of life -iii fhuichtiriii, citizen and
The funeral was conducted yes
terday at 11 o'clock from Graham
Presbyterian church by his Pas
tor, Rev. Edward N. Caldwell,
assisted by Dr. W. P. McCorkle, a
former Pastor. Another former
Paator, Dr. T. M. McCouuell of
Greensboro, was present. The
service Was simple and impressive.
A quartette of two male and two
female voices of Greeosboro sang
beautifully, using only the old
After the services the interment
was in the family plot in Linwood
The pall-bearers were Messrs.
Erwin Holt, Eugene Holt, Edwiu
C.' Holt and Fiuley L. Williamson
of Burlington, Wui. E. Holt of
Lexington, Wm. U. Williamson of
Raleigh, and J. Harvey White and
Lynn B. Williamson of Graham,
all of them nephews of Mr. Holt,
save the last named. *
A large congregation of kindred
and friends came to pay a last
tribute of respect, toinong whom
were the following from a distance:
(504. Benehan Cameron of Raleigh,
Gen. J. 9. Carr and Messrs. Wm.
A. and J. Harper Erwiu of Dur
ham, Rev. Dr. W. S. Long of
Cbnpel Hill, Maj. Chas. M. Sted
man, Dr. Geo. A. Mebane and
Mrs. B. S. Robertson of Greens
boro, Mr. P. H. Norcross of At
lanta, Messrs. E. H. and L. Banks
Williamson of FayeMeville and
others, besides a large number of
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E. E. Turner, or any other per
son claiming title to one five
passenger Columbia Touring Car
seized by A W. Moser. Chief of
Police of Graham, N C., while
being used by said Turner in the
transportation of liquor, wilt
come forward and institute the
proper proceeding to secure pos
session of said properly and will
surrender himself to the under
signed Sheriff to the end that the
question of whither siid pro| -
erty was u-ed for ,she il cgal
transportation of whiskey may
be tried. He will further tak*
notice that if he fails to come for
ward and surrender himself and
make said claim on or befAre the
15th day of November, 1920,
said Columbia automobile will
be sold as provided by law.
This 14th day of Oct., 1920.
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