RALEIGH, N. C. THURSDAY. JULY 14. 19IO.
EDITORIAL BRIEFS;'!'l!'1',i'S: " T",:
Tt.c ix-raocrats.have again put fn.
..; Carr on the ticket to be sacri-
At last the worm has turned la ;
Hniifax Domorrary. Hut it Kure did i
take a lot to turn that worm. i
The Fifth District Democrats seem
triable to decide whom they would
rather sacrifice in that District.
The voters in this State are com
ir.g to the conclusion that Democrat
ic "promises butter no parsnips."
Diaz has been president of Mexico
for thirty years. Kven In the 'land
of the Aztecs, few die and none re
sign. The News and Observer charges
that the Republican party doesn't
keep Its promises It is time to
Press dispatches state there is a
"reform" element in the Democratic
party in Halifax County. Well, it
is about time.
The Democrats will continue to
carry the election every day from
now until the election then the tale
will bo different.
This is the open season for candi
dates, and though none have been
fatally injured it is stated that a few
have been half shot.
We have the Democrats in this
State on the run. And the way to
win is to keep them on the run, even
if the weather is hot.
The Democratic convention in the
Tenth District Tuesday came near
v ending in a riot. Another sample of
Among other things, the Democrats
are even claiming Denmark. But
you have before heard "there is
something rotten in Denmark."
Terhaps "Bob" Taylor of Tennes
see, who won't work for the ticket
in his own State, may be induced to
come to Wake and help his friend
Daniels, who needs all he can get.
Prof. Woodrow Wilson is now be
ing mentioned for the Democratic
nomination for President. However,
Mr. Bryan has not yet marked him
r.Kv.ven the state of affairs in the
Doiihx ratio party and the affairs of
5-1 ate a handled by a Republican ad
ministration, there is the difference
of a vast vastness.
Tlu Democrats claim they will
capture Congress this fall, but fail
to state what course they would then
pursue and probably it is well they
have left off that part.
The Durham Herald intimates that
some of the Democrats have been
telling falsehoods on Judge Manning.
The very idea of a Democratic poli
tician telling a falsehood!
The Greensboro News thinks there
are signs of a new Fifth District com
bine among the Democrats. Maybe
so, but from this distance it looks
more like a four-cornered scrap.
Senator Simmons has made a
speech on the high cost of living. If
the Senator is an expert on this sub
ject why did he resign from the Sen
ate committee appointed to investi
gate this very question?
The following query is from the
Charles ton News and Courier: "Have
you ever experienced the hopelessness
of living in vain?" Which is only
another way of asking if you vote the
Those Democrats who are waging
such a bitter fight for the nomina
tion in the Fifth District should not
lose sight of the fact that they have
to meet a Republican who will put
the Democratic nominee to rout.
The change of a deficit in the na
tional treasury to a surplus, or a lit
tle difference of only sixty millions
in the fiscal year, is one of the many
good things done by the present ad
ministration. Yet it has been called
Why MrNfnrh Will Moreftcadie Thai
Burlington State Dispatch. 1
If the walls of the Democratic
press- and leaders count for anything
the Ninth Congressional Diurkt 1
preparing to cut loose from her Dem
ocratic morings and sail into the Re
iMkan harbor of safety and good
times. With the Hon. S. S. MrXlnch
as the standard bearer of the party
in that District for a seat in the Na
tional Congress, it would appear at
this distance from the scene of action
j that the District will cut loose from
, the Democratic party and cast her
fortunes with those of the Republi
cans in the approaching fail election.
The Democracy is raising a mighty
howl over McNinch's candidacy, heap
ing npon him all of the vile epithets
known to their vocabulary, barring
those perhaps of dishonesty and in
competency. To read some of the
many dialectic's on Mr. McNinch's po
litical course, one would infer that he
is a turn coat of the first water and
an office seeker of the most pro
nounced type. But the personal his
tory and past political record of the
man do not bear witness to these al
legations. The facts in the case are
that Mr. McNinch's steps have been
pointed toward the Republican camp
for quite a while. It Is true that
he has held several places of honor
and trust, but they come to him
without the seeking and were filled
with honor to himself and credit to
It goes without the saying that if
office was the goal of his ambition
it could be amply satiated within
the ranks of the Democracy, as that
District has heretofore always been
counted safely Democratic. No, Mr.
McNinch is a gentleman with large
business interests, and like many
other progressive business men of
the Old North State, he became fully
convinced that the policies of the
Republican party were better adapt
ed to the growth and promotion of
the business of the whole country
generally and the State of North Car
olina in particular. With a man of
his energetic character to be con
vinced, was to act, hence his change
of political affiliation, never so much
as dreaming of political preferment
However, when the Republicans of
the Ninth District assembled in con
vention they recognized the fine bus
iness qualities possesed by Mr. Mc
Ninch, and saw at a glance that he
would make an ideal representative
in Congress and proceeded to nomi
nate him by acclamation, without
log rolling or even consulting the
candidate. Though the nomination
came unsought and was really a sur
prise, he could not cast aside such a
high compliment to his worth and
integrity as a man and citizen. Now
that he has accepted the nomination,
he will not suffer the standard of the
party, placed in his keeping, to trail
in the dust, but will at once enter
into a most vigorous canvass of the
District. All who know Mr. McNinch's
great energy and success of purpose
can easily imagine the kind of can
vass he will make.
Mr. McNinch's great energy, pleas
ing personality, sincerity of purpose
and extensive acquaintance through
out the District will stand him in
good hand and greatly aid his can
vass. We predict his election by a
Death Stroke Follows Jest.
Winchester, Va., July 11. While
jesting with a neighbor, John W.
Woomer, a well-known retired con
tractor, who had suffered several
strokes of paralysis in recent years,
sustained another attack and died
to-day, aged seventy-two.
During the Civil War he served in
Second West Virginia Calvary, Fed
Recently he attracted much atten
tion by arranging details of his own
funeral and having his tombstone
erected while living.
Defiance of Monroe Doctrine by Ger
many. Berlin, July 12. Defiance of the
Monroe doctrine was sounded by the
German Foreign Office in the follow
ing statement issued this evening:
"Germany refuses to recognize any
right on the "part of the United States
to supervise her diplomatic relations
with other countries, Central and
South American countries in general,
and Nicaragua in particular. Ger
many's recognition of President Ma
driz is a matter that concerns herself
and Nicaragua, but which concerns
no third person or power."
Government Has Received $25,739,
010 From Corporation Tax.
Washington, D. C, July 11. Re
ports received at the Treasury De
partment give the total payments on
account of the corporation tax as
$25,793,610 out of an assessment of
over $27,000,000. These are figures
for the close of business Saturday.
WANT P6SL ' BAjn'u.
t r a f
tiom From AH Over the
Country Pouring into
ment MR. SETTLE IN WASHINGTON
The Aitant Attorney-General Ke
reive the Congratulation of Hi
Many Friend, and Tltey Kieet
Kven C.reater Honors for Him A
Featlier in the Cap of Congr--nuin
More!ead Drainage of the
Southern (Swamp Lunds Heferee
Machine Slips a Cog Have Prom
ised Office Tliey Can't Deliver.
(Special to The Caucasian.)
j Washington, D. C. July 12, 1910.
A large number of applications
j for the establishment of postal sav
j ings banks at various post-offices
lover the country are pouring In at
the Post-Office Department. When
; the people once see and appreciate
, the benefits that will come to the
j masses generally through postal sav-
ings banks they will be as popular
j as free rural delivery.
J A member of the Senate Commit-
tee on Post-Offices and Post Roads,
j commenting upon the great number
! of applications already received by
I the Post-Office Deparment for estab
lishing postal savings banks, ob
! served that it was rather a remark
! able coincidence that the first bill
lever reported" by the Senate Commit-
tee on Post-Offices and Post Roads in
I favor of postal savings banks was a
bill introduced and championed by
former Senator Butler, of North Car
olina, and that it was the same
Senator who championed and put
through the law establishing the
great system of free rural delivery.
This Senator observed that he was
a member of the Committee on Post
Oflices and Post Roads at th time
that Senator Butler put thraugh
both of these measures, and that It
was the State of North Carolina
that deserved entirely the credit for
one of these great reforms and de
served the credit for initiating the
Assistant Attorney-General Settle
Hon. Thomas Settle, of Asheville,
who has just been appointed Assis
tant Attorney-General, whose duties
will be the enforcement of the new
railroad rate law passed by, the last
Congress, reached the capital yester
day and was receiving the congratu
lations of his many friends here in
all of the down-town hotel lobbies.
It was remarked by a number that
Settle never looked in finer trim, and
that he was sure to make a brilliant
record in this new and important po
sition under the Attorney-General.
It was further remarked by some of
his friends that they believed that
he would make such a record that
he would soon be promoted to serve
as a Judge on the Commerce Court
before which he is now to represent
the people as Government counsel.
It was also remarked that the se
curing of this important appoint
ment by North Carolina was a great
feather in the cap of Congressman
John M. Morehead, and that Settle
would be sure to make Morehead
proud of his victory.
The Drainage of Southern Swamp
A Western Senator to-day, just be
fore taking his train for his home
State, in giving an interview, stated
that the West was delighted to have
secured the twenty million dollar
additional appropriation for the ir
rigation of the arid lands of the
West, and dilated at some length on
how much this would mean for the
growth and wealth of the great
In conclusion, he observed that it
would not be long before Congress
would put through the bill intro
duced by Congressman Morehead at
this session to do the same thing for
the South that has already been
done for the West: that is, to put
into operation a project to drain the
immense area of fertile swamp land
in all the Southern States.
He admitted that there was as
much, if not more, land in the South
capable of being drained, as there is
in the West capable of being Irri
gated, and admitted further that the
drainage of the swamp lands of the
South would be worth more to the
country even than the great irriga
tion projects of the West.
Redaction of Freight Rates in North
The Interstate Commerce Commis
sion has declared that a number of
the through freight rates across
North Carolina and from North Car
olina points to outside points were
! Jratbitiee certain diTilr.tis
ia freest rse affecting North Car-
;uiiu taat hare bvi notorious f
i Tu win W grj r. s to th
j!e of North Carolina, but It !&mtl!
: lo remind every North Carolinian
:that our own State Ba'.lroi J Com-
i,Ur. and our Stat, l;Mtre
1 can and should do much to adjust
and rrevent Ssst; notation
ana r 'er.i
j within the State.
ment enforcing the anti-trust law
and enforcing; railroad rate laws,
helping North Carolina and the
whole South and the whole country.
and et h Imocratic party in
North Carolina has not Itself done
one single thing to enforce the State
Referee Machine Slip Cg.
A number of the nomination
wnica me macnine bosses succeeded
in getting made during the last ses-
slon of Congress failed to be confirm-
ed by the Senate. As soon as Con-
gress adjourned it was noticeable I frankly told Mr. Loeb that the Re
that the referee bosses and a num- publican nomination seemed to be
ber of their hungry satellites turned ' coming his way and that it would
up in Washington and camped, ap- j take more than a fishing trip to the -
parently waiting for something to Rocky Mountain to stop it. ! Alteration In
happen. Indeed, they seemed to be! The former secretary to President; utf,lfh lnlu 11tfforl. I1mf
sure that lots of things would hap-; Roosevelt left Beverly this afternoon j I art Two Ncriou.lr bounded,
pen. They apparently expected to i or York, leaving the impression i Newton. July 11. A -rious Cht
get a recess appointment for all of here that if it became absolutely : took place at Taylor's lUery stable,
their appointees whom the Senate necessary for him to take the Repuh- In North Neton Sunday afternoon,
had failed to confirm, and besides, j Hcan nomination he would do so and which resulted in the severe culU&c
it 13 said they had a regular slate i wuld make It a whirlwind campaign. of Jabe Hunnicutt in a number of
made up of additional appointments,! The mention of the New York sit-; places, also Injuring of 7b Huani
which they were afraid to ask for be- uation was incidental to talk on gen- cutt about the head. It seems that
fore the Senate adjourned, but ex-' eral palitics by the President and Mr. !Jabe Hunnicutt and Claud Hertuao.
pected to get recess appointments ; Loeb. They were together this ? the latter of Conoter. hired a busjry
for them Immediately after adjourn-; morning before the President went to. from Taylor Brothers' lltery stHt.
ment. J the Hyopia Links for a game of golf land had been driving very reckJes!y
The big bosses took fine quarters witn Henry C. Frick, who lives near j around North New ton, once hardr
at the Washington hotels and their here, and they lunched together at j escaping being run over by the trait,
suppliant and expectant satellites ! John Hammond's cottage in Glouces- j near the depot. On driving hack tc .
hung around day after day waiting ter- After the luncheon the talk was : the stable, the Taylors endeavored
for the plums to drop. They have continued. Mr. Taft was anxious to; to take the horse and buicgy from
all gone home now, however, and ! hear something of the situation as the parties, whereupon Zeb Hunnf
nothing has happened except what!viewetJ y some one outside of the j cutt drew a pistol from his pocket
did not happen. It is said that some j immediate administration circles land fired twice at Will Taylor, who
of them were cursing under their J Mr- Taft is not interfering with J picked up a pitchfork, lying near,,
teeth and wondering how a cog inUhe situation in any way. He and I and struck Zeb Hunnicutt oter the-
their well oiled machine slipped or
got broken. How it Is, they know
better probably than any one else;
but one. thing seems to be assured
beyond question, and that is that
President Taft is standing squarely
by what he said in his great Greens -
boro speech and in his various
speeches and declarations since with
reference to abolishing the referee
system in the South, or at least ap-
pointing to office only men In each j might undertake. Mr. Loeb has ; c.enn Curtl Sri New Flying Ilrrord
community of character and capacity counted so confidently on his support j
and who had the respect and confi-jthat he was rather inclined to resent? Atlantic City. N. J. July 1 1.
dence of their fellow-men of all par-; t-day the interference in some quar-Gknn Curtl 'f-t an American rec
ties. iters that it was necessary Tor him to'ord for a s-mile flight in an aero-
Indeed. Prpsidnt Taft has Khnwn
that he is standing by this great re-
form principle in every contest that5
has been brought before him from !
North Carolina, and the people of
the State, in our opinion, will soon ;
learn that the President has not only !
not taken a back-track, but that he
is more determined to build up a expressed again the belief, however, j
strong and progressive party in the that the Republicans would get to-
South than ever, and further, thatjgether and that the splits in their ;
he knows now better than ever be- part v would be offset bv division? in
fore how to do it. ! the Democratic ranks, "it wa? v. hen i
Whai an oWrnt North rroHna i ey had reached this stage of the'
What an Observant .North Carolina tm . ,
A very prominent Republican from
the State, who was here on Satur
day, said that from the best infor -
mation that he could receive that;
the sentiment of the people from the
mountains to the sea was growing
stronger and stronger for Morehead
for chairman each day. He said the
popular feeling, indeed, was almost
' ' u aitthe tariff came in for a share of con-
Continuing, he said. fj . . . ,
V.UUIIU 6, BAlu-;sideration at to-day's conference.
he did not mean by nrtf r,,.. , f .... . .
a ; Both the President and Mr. Ioeh be-
the pie-counter boss-N, tu t , . .
i Mnra that f h a t o r fr iAfnmdelAn A
however, that he
this to say that
" J6"c" u ! , .T;.
he said, they are to-day fighting
more desperately than ever before.
for thev are fiehtine for their lives
-that is, their boss pie-counter po -
. , v a v .
Continuing he observed that be
had heard that in counties where
delegates had already been elected.
that persons who were supposed to
represent the machine bosses were
visiting the delegates and offering to
pay their expenses to the State Con-
.cunuu II UiCJ "wuiu iuw afeaiUBW
Morehead and JuPPort the machine
Besides, he said that he had heard
from a number of quarters that of-
flees were being promised in great
numbers, and Indeed that the same
office apparently was being promised
to many different people to attempt
to influence votes In the primaries
buu ueiegaies aiier iuvy were elect
ed. He said that it was also notice
able that the pie-counter bosses were
not only promising offices, but were
attempting to get their followers to
believe, and were getting the an
nouncement made in Democratic pa
pers, that they would soon have some
big recess appointments made. He
said, of course, this would affect,
even if untrue, some people at pri
maries and county conventions that
are being held, and that their meth
ods, altogether would have consider-
.( Continued on Page 2.)
LQEB FOR GOVERNOR
Prominent Republicans are
Urging Htm to Make the
Race in New York.
SUPREME COURT VACANCIES.
Thr- May Not llr 1 tllr Cfctil .flr
ns;nrm lmrttr Ttil I"all Mil!
Talking Hughe for ChW-l Jotlrr
4llrl4r lrh and lrt-J4-tt
Tafl Cn f er A 1 1 ortjr
, . .
Maj Go to AlaaWa Thii Summer.
Beverly. Maua , July 11. Win.
Loeb,. Jr.. collector of the port of
8 New York frankly told Pretldent
lt-uaJ oma ricr rv
main at his post in the customs ter-
ihan run for Governor of New
York this fall. The President as
Mr. Loeb are the closest friends and!
whenever Mr. Loeb's name has been
mentioned to the President in con
nection with the New York gover-
norshlp. he always has approved the
' Mr Loeb has known this for some
j time. He has known that so far as
he could legitimately do so, the Pres -
ident would bring all of his Influ-jmuch to do with the fracas,
ences to his support in anything he;
come to Mr. Taft to ask for his;1"""" V",B "IU,K,n y covering a
i "O- K.
The Collector discussed New York . ,v a,"K inP DCfn ,n "l"
State politics with the President ! , n ur H minutes and 5S
from various angles. Mr. Loeb made'!'" ' C',rtl a ln lht r
no attempt to conceal the more ee-' ur. aCd ,blrty m,nu!,i,, an f"-n
rious aspects of the situation from wne ?ur ttntJ'-n minutes and niv
: the Republican point of view.
conversaiion inai me rresinent ass -
ed Mr. Loeb If it would not bo the
vist?5i ming iot mm 10 lane un me
fight as the Republican candidate
' for Governor
Mr. Taft believes that Mr. Loeb
more elments of the party than any
Aside from the New York situation
llhe appropriation for this work
, have wonderfully Btrengthened the
andg of tQe Republlcan8 and offer a
!f Z tr L I, Iac"; theory that he had attempted suicide,
! Uo" of lfC par?r Ca" lmeet- , , ! Probably with a piece of glass, when
There Is a strong imprersion in heard the nnh'i 1?,nrni,,
; BeTerlj tQat Mf w GoT.be beard tb ob . approach.
;ernor Hughes to.morTOW before tne
laMer goeg tQ Qyster Bajr u wjn Her Head Ua IV,mb I'roof;
; for tne Governor the Colocel and j Ro,kr Monnt July ,,A ,b
the otner New York ,eaders tQ FaylIng. which the participants claim u
f whether Mr. ueh s to baTe tbe S accidental (though the police think
nnmln!lt.nn th,.t nn nth-rwii
Tlarlv foce Tn1 It T, ( '
dent Taft tfjay announced a(cam Icily known as "Little Raleigh.- A
. that he would not erJou9 con.inegro by the name of Jim Strickland'
j 8ideration to filling vacancies in the i shot his wife with a pistol. Infllctia
j United stateg Saprciae Court Bntnja wound In ber forehead and it !
the falL As to callIng aa extra feg;utle short of marvelous that the wo
glon of tbe ltt October to con-1 man was not killed. There was one-
firm appo!ntees to tbe Supreme ibot fired and tbe woman was struck
Conrt and lhng Ift ftu.,utAtit thtt tQn the left .Me r tu a-
hearing of Important Standard Oil the ball glanced making a wound of
and Tobacco Corporation taxes cases, s about an inch and a half in lengths
the President has not definitely made j Tbe ball did not lose all of its forec
up his mind. and it smashed a window glasa In
Mr. Taft will not officially an- tbe room where tbe shooting occur
nounce the new Chief Justice of the red. The woman, while not danger
tribunal nntll he is ready to send injously hurt, has a painful wound.
his nomination to the Senate. In)
case Governor Hughes Is elevated to j "There Is no difference between the
the Chief Justiceship, as now seems j Republican and Democratic parties
likely, it will be necessarily In a new j but the label, yells David Starr Jor
nomlnation. jdan. That may be. bat the Demo-
The President has offered to Presi- j cratic party Insists on wearing hers
dent Arthur T. Hadley, of Yale, the j up side down. Cincinnati Comraer
chairmanship of thu commission an-jclal Tribune.
tftftr'ft lis l rf tit v-if -;t;
.: efw Co5Bat5o.. If
ff 5 Jest llVrf frr;t lie ptri
w"S! iif ait !tSs hit frf ?4iRC
tt r r stssV?- of v s;i
!ot, lf )!4r t i hi tis. !c
Un sl4 I rjff S.5 of V
VA rr to drier
tr.l& tfcl ffttf tfo?r aSfcoafcttac
a drc icn -
Attortjrjr General WkUf feta as4
of Cotrimrrr afc4 !-atr. Ui ifc
PfldCt to scoffs fWt('S Mr.
Nl i ccitc to .Uult an4 tS
rffcra thall go ith Una, Tl Ut
ter bac hern loath to tak t& t!a
y from bit ottr. but prolvably
ni io At lh9 iV.t ,Ube
Mr. Taft aL Mr. Wlckera
to take a much &4rd ret aaJ he
aio mould like to frt s-Qtse f4rt-ha4
information for Alaska from to cX
his Cabinet ad Jser
St XHAV FUACT AT MtWTOV.
head, cutting a big gash In it, break;
Ing the handle of the pitchfork, and
putting Hunnicutt out of the fight.
In the meantime Jabe Hunnicutt
attacked Will Taylor with his knife,
but Taylor succeeded In getting pits
session of the weapon and cutting
J Hunnicutt in a number of places,
j Whiskey is supposed to have had
half hundred measured miles In flrew
. I I 1 . ml I .
, seeonds on the course, fix minute
f" "",JI 1rin "'anr'p,J rt,r
. tUrnS i! ,th" , l nd "f the tmo
an" nhalf-mlle rourfe.
hl nUy mfI n!fht
Tilgn hfs machine hack or-r
WayYn IC"f,,ow gfJo
of the city and made an nt!r.
' .. , ' . - "
CUH the rC'orl tftr"
Lnuiana Mob I.jtkIk White Man.
RayviUe, I-a.. July JL Aroused
by the fart that an appe.il to th- Su
preme Court had ben taken, follo-
; i"8 condr,ation to death here,
Friday on the charge of having mur-
.tiered Town Marfhall C. C. Cbenault.
a mob battered down the doors of
the D,rf,h iaii flt n.vitt " 1
-ine P"10 Ja' at Kayvuie to-day and
drazefne j n rr1iwi, '
araggmg j. it. rreernan. a white
rrrirn ? . .
; mia' Irom hanged him on
the same spot where he iiad lain the
The fact that a deep gash was
found In Freeman's throat led to the
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