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SLEIGH, N. C, THURSDAY, AUGUST II. I9IO,
-I'P. guards, and at them."
Crml'lni' rf I nmrirsnta hn aHsttit
those iwnewe democrat.;
.... . 4 ; conventions was held at Lee Court
Mule command a high price, but ouge tOHjajr Ver wltnessed by lbe
the Democratic donkey sells 'way be-j Republicans cf tnja county. The
low rar. early afternoon was the scene of!
. i numerous farmers coming in long
Senator Gore is living up to his! before the convention -was caled fori
evic in regard to those charges heibu8lness- At 2 o'clock sharp the con-
j mention was called to order by Chair- i
13 maKln Iman R. C. McNeill. A. W. Wicker J
v ma Mr fr v,f ! wa called to the chair to act as tem-j
A man shot bis big toe off In shoot- .. . .
i porary chairman, after which he was?
lng at a burglar. He is not proud j elected permanent chairman of the.
of his feat.
A standing committee of the Dem-1
ocratlc organization is the "hominy" j
"The howl from the woods" cer-tthe
. . . , . .
tainly was heard in Wake County
That "red-headed" horse of the
News and Observer arrived in Greens
boro all right, all right.
Texas may go entirely dry. It has
been thought that the average Texan
is always in this condition.
The News and Observer seemed to
think that the Morehead-Duncan
fight was its private affair.
The meanest thing they said about
It was that the Wake County Re
publicans acted like Democrats.
A new cock-tail has been Invented
by a bartender, who calls it "the
Democrat." It must be badly mixed.
Mr. Jeffries, late of Reno, has
clearly barred himself from pugilistic i
circles. He has "nothing more to!
Perhaps those Sixth District Dem
ocrats want to elect both of them and
give each half a vote. That's about
The editor of The Caucasian hum
bly pleads guilty to having been a
reader of the Greensboro News dur
ing the recent weeks.
If the Democrats do not like pie,
what in the name of Sam Hill are
all these long drawn-out and bitterly
fought conventions held for?
The Raleigh voters will take a tip
from those recent fires and will ap
ply the direct pressure to the "re
fawm" administration next May.
We are now reliably informed as
to who is the editor-manager-editor-in-chief-manager-of-every-department
etc., etc., of the Greensboro News.
Mr. Settle says the Connor ap
pointment was not an unmixed evil.
It gave us a chance to learn what
the Democrats thought of each other.
Dr. "Red Shirt" Faison will not be
chairman of the committee on edu
cation, if elected. He favors the
abolishing of the free school system.
Buncombe is trying to redeem
herself. One of Aycock's "mocking
birds," with a record of our killings
and acquittals, has finally been con
victed. We hope Mr. Steele, the Richmond
County Democrat, who bought the
nomination for Treasurer with $700,
will not live up to his name, if
Both Mr. Godwin and Mr. Clark
say they are satisfied with that com
mittee. What one of them will say
as to the committee's decision Is an
A glance at the news columns
shows that Aycock's mocking-birds
are still singing lustily in North
Carolina. One sings someone to
death each day.
Anyhow, though we were lively at
times, the Wake Republicans didn't
smash chairs over heads, break arms
or call in the police of neighboring
cities to preserve order.
Young Mr. Lane, who accidentally
got a nomination for Judge on the
ment0 wCvtlcket' refutes state
dly 'HI he has been a
been Jl Z'" He Says ne tas
seen one for "several years."
JLKK OOLWTY COXVF.XTIO.V.
'Baby Count y" Republican Hold K-l
thuiantic Convention Instruct for !
More head Name Htronjr Ticket. 1
Jonesboro. N. C, Aug. 6. One of I
tbe most enthusiastic Republican f
convention. The business of the con-!
vention was gotten down to in earn-i
est and in a business-like manner. J
with the utmost of harmony prevail-;
The first business to come before!
convention was the nomination;
jof a county ticket. The following!
S werQ nominated:
! D. A. Mann, Clerk of Superior!
j Court. j
I W. I. Brooks. Register of needs, j
II. W. Boyte. Sheriff.
R. E. Carrington, Treasurer.
J. M. T. WTicker, Surveyor.
, Rover Kelley, Coroner.
Commissioners: Jno. M. Harring
ton, Isam Rosser, O. P. Makepeace,
J. P. Gillam. and Richard Gross.
The next thing before the conven
tion was the election of delegates to
the State, Congressional, Senatorial
and Judicial Conventions. The fol
lowing were elected delegates: J.
P. Gillam, J. F. Makepeace, R. C.
McNeill, J. F. Bowers, D. A. Mann,
and T. H. Lutherlough. Delegates
were Instructed for Hon. Jno. M.
Morehead for State Chairman.
Thel ast thing before the conven
tion was the election of a county
chairman, R. C. McNeill, was elected
to succeed himself, also J. F. Make
peace to succeed himself as secretary
of the executive committee
BOUSMAX KILLED HIMSELF.
Was Heavily in Debt Had Accident
Policy for $0,000 Just Before
Death Took Out More.
Ridgeway, W. Va., Aug. 5. That
Mayor Bousman himself lighted the
fuse that caused the xplosion that
sent his soul into eternity seems to
have been proven beyond the shadow
of a doubt by detectives who have
beeen at work on the case since the
night the mayor was literally blown
to pieces on his lawn.
The evidence seems very conclu
sive. The mayor was known to have
been heavily in debt. He carried an
accident policy for $6,000, and a few
days before he met his death he took
out two life insurance policies, one
for $1,000 and one for $2,000, giv
ing notes in payment for them.-
He had of late been experimenting
with dynamite, and the ttfo sacks
that were found near the scene were
identified positively as some that he
had purchased a day or so previous.
The conculsion of the detectives
is accepted by practically everybody
in Ridgeway; even by members of
the mayor's family, it is said.
Tells President OongTess Will Be
Beverly, Mass., Aug. 6. President
Taft had a long talk this evening
with William McKinley, chairman of
the Republican Congressional Cam
paign Committee. Mr. McKinley told
the President that he had absolutely
no doubt but that the next House
would be Republican, basing his be
lief on the fact that the Middle West
will have bumper crops.
Congressman McKinley said this
afternoon that the President would J
not know either insurgent or regu-
lars in the campaign. He would j
simply know Republicans and Demo-j
Tragic Incidents Mar Gala invents.
Chicago, 111., August 9. One trag
ic death, one accident which physi
cians say will prove fatal and a doz
en minor mishaps, due to the crowds,
cast a shadow to-day over the par
ade of what Masons say was the
greatest number of Knights Templar
who ever formed in line in any city.
Except for a slight thunderstorm
lasting but a short time, the weath
er during the long march, was per
fect. From 9 o'clock when the sig
nal to start was given until after 1
p.. m. when the last Knight had pass
ed before the reviewing stand, the
thermometer ranged from 71 to 79
degrees, while a cool breeze prevent
ed any considerable discomfort from
heat among the assembled thousands.
More than 40,000 Knights were In
line, while over -half a million spec
tators sat in the huge reviewing
stand occupying the entire east side
of Michigan Boulevard as far south
as Twelfth street or stood patiently
along the line of march.
MAYOR GAYIIOR SHOT
Discharged City Employee
Shoots and Wounds New
York City's Mayor.
WOUND IS NOT FATAL
Mayor Gaynor, Prominently
Uoned am a Candidate for Irei
dent, Shot By Discharged City Km
ployeo Was Just Starting on Va
cation Assassin is Xoi Insane and
Roasts of nis Ieed Shot Three
Hoboken. N. J.. Aug. 9. Mayor
William Gaynor, of New York, while
standing on the deck of the Kaiser
Whilhelm de Grosse, preparatory for;
by a man giving his name as James
J. Gallaher, a discharged foreman in
the Department of Docks and Fer
ries. Four bullets were fired, one
striking Maynor Gaynor. who is' crit -
ically, though not necessarily fatally,
The would-be assassin was over
powered by a policeman and Big Bill
Edwards of the Street Cleaning De-
partment. The bullet was fired from
behind. Mayor Gaynor was first!
given medical attention on board the
ship, then rushed in an ambulance
to St. Mary's Hospital, where he was
operated upon. Surgeons say Gay
nor has a chance for recover. Galla-
her was rushed to the Hoboken police
station and arraigned before Record -
eLMC?rBd Jfm?ed t0,Ja,I
without bond, pending the result of
thn mavor's iniuries.
Tne Duiiet entered nacK or tne ;
ear in region of the mastoid bone,
where it buried itself.
Gallaher fired three shots, the first
one striking the mayor. Big Bill
Edwards made a flying tackle and
hurled Gallaher to the deck with ter
rific force. Then Edwards, weighing
350 pounds, sat astride Gallaher's
Former President Roosevelt, after
he heard of the shooting, telegraph
ed the mayor's secretary, saying:
"I am shocked and horrified beyond
measure. Send me information con
cerning the mayor's condition."
The police elicited a statement
from Gallaher in which he said he j
came over to Hoboken this morning
and went on the pier where he had '
a clergyman point out the mayor to
him. He said he knew the mayor !
was going to Europe to enjoy him-j
self after depriving him of bread and
butter and he was irritated to the
point of committing the act.
i-rcsiuens xaii ureauy Miocea.
Beverly, Mass., Aug. 9. Presi
dent Taft learned of the attempted
assassination of Mayor Gaynor while
playing golf at Myopia to-day.
He was greatly shocked and ex
pressed the hope that the mayor
might recover. Until further de
tails of Gaynor's condition are re
ceived he asked to be excused from
a formal statement.
Wanted to Leave Quietly.
New York, Aug. 9. Mayor Gay
nor had expressed a desire that there
be absolutely no "fuss" about his de
parture on his vacation trip abroad.
Yesterday when those who wanted to
bid him farewell called at the City
Hall he asked particularly that there
be no ceremony or demonstration
when he boarded his ship to-day.
The mayor's projected solitary va
cation was in keeping with his epcu
liar character. Those who know
him well respect his desire for soli
tude, that is evidenced in his daily
life. He had planned to be all alone
during his month's vacation.
New York State will probably
claim the right to try Mayor Gaynor's
assailant. Immediately after the
news of the shooting was received at
the oflice of the District Attorney,
Acling District Attorney Frank Moss
and Assistant District Attorney Per
kins went into consultation. After
the conference it was announced that
they had discovered, under an an
cient law, that the New York State
courts had legal "jurisdiction over
the high-water marks on the New
Jersey shore." v
Under this law. If it is still avail
able, as the BDstrict Attorney's of
fice believes, Galalgher wouldhave
to be tried in the New York courts
for his crime committed on the Hud
son river and well inside the water
mark of the New York jurisdiction.
As soon as this law was discover
ed Moss sent Assistant District At
torneys Turnhull and Hamill to Ho
Doken to investigate the crime as
well as to tender to Mrs. Gaynor the,
condolences of the District Attor
It was practically decided that
New York would make official de
mand for the custody of the prisoner
and the right to place him on trial.
Gallagher Perfectly Sane.
Galagher showed some reluctance
j about talking, and the lssprste
first created that h was a crank
was later dUs!?atd. He ar sheared
rational and did cot show the least
excitement, talking calmly aad nat -
urally. He was very bitter against
After he had made his statement ;
he was taken to the police photo-1
graph gallery and his picture was!
taken. Later his Bertillon measure-!
i ments were entered. He will be
seat to the Hudson County jail later;
In tho day.
Callaher is a widower with no!
children, and lived at 4 40 Third Ave-;
nue. New York City. He was dls-f
charged on June 1st from the Do-
j partmeat of Docks and Ferry on
j charges of intoxication. At that
t time he had been In the employ or
the city four years and four days.
Aviator Falls and Slightly Hurt,
Nancy, France, Aug. 9. Und -
j J1"' a V"11"";
lr hurt earlv to-dav in the fall of his
! aeroplane at Frolois. seven mue3
from Nancy. He was taking part in
1 the b!g cross-country flight and had
! !5arted wlth Eix others to flr from
! Trove tn this rlfv
- - .
Racing nip and tuck over the 100-
mile aerial course. Aviators Le Blanc
and Aubrun led the field on the sec-
ond leg of the 488-mile contest for
Racing Wing to Wing.,
The race between the vanguard
pair was probably the most thrilling
France Blanc beat out Aubnm
, by guch & finsn ftg mlght be expected
on the turf track- but had never
. .fl1c , f1
I f.ore b?n itneSsed iE.th aIr- He
drove nis maenme to tne last ounce
of its power and finished at a speed
reckoned greater than a mile a min
ute. Auburn left Troyes at 5.33.27 and
T, Tllanc nt 5 1ft. Thp lattpr finished
at 7.57 and Aubrun at 8.00. Le
TUane thprpfnro covprpd thp.
miles in 2 hours and 17 minutes. .
rnrh of thi tlm. however, was!
a v v
. . . j
spent in -joKeymg-vain auufuu auu,
the greater part of the course was " - ol'7'
traversed in comparative brief brusts blaf assumed early proportions of
r,x . CT,cf r,o ih ,r!such magnitude that a general alarm
ithen the other, "Le Blanc finishing
Ifrom the city. Both men used Ble-
riot monoplanes. The 100 miles
were covered without a stop.
Attack on Supreme Court.
Washington, Aug. 9. Armed wjth
fiery resolutions adopted at an excit -
ed massmeeting, a committee of j
! prominent negroes of this city to- j
I day began work on a plan to induce i
! all the negroes of the United States
to join in a protest against lynching
and race riots and to demand pro-
tection and equal rights in all parts
of the country.
Texas was denounced, the whole
South was arraigned, the Supreme
Court of the United States was in
veighed against and the newspapers
of the country were attacked, amid
scenes that at times bordered on a
The race war at Palestine, Texas,
was the chief cause of the protest, re
cent lynchings in Florida and the at
titude of the white people and the
press following the victory of Jack
Johnson at Reno was among th mat
ters most prominently mentioned.
Shot from Ambush.
Nashville, Tenn., Aug. 9. Near
Sardie, in Henderson County, Tenn.,
yesterday afternoon, Mart Green, a
white man, was assassinated from
ambush. He was riding horseback
on his way home when some one
barreled shotgun into his body, nauj5iuu, ahuu uu uarue: a pouucai sensauon is on aown m
death resulting in a short while. C1UrlHr71n5ton arrested and ; Richmond County, because a Mr.
In his dying words he is alleged to 1 placed In aI1 bere; tne clTc boys , Steele who Is the Democratic candi
have mentioned a neighbor, Abe made theIr scape. catching a train date for county treasurer, has bought
Martin and Martin was arrested, but : for Ralelgh shortly afterwards, but his opponent off. having paid hia
his friends claim he wil lprove an ! wiI1 Probably be arrested on their ar- $700 to retire from the contest In
alibi. Green leaves
a widow and
Elopes With Step-Daughter.
Monroe. N. C. Aug. 9
... . mm m A.
Koinns, or MecKienDurg county, near;
the Union line, ran away last night j
with his step-daughter, a young mar-1
When he left he was'
urmmg a iikui bui ici uao inline,
..7 , nf,.,
i UJ U. L, fctit;il jeaia uiu, atiavucu -
a top buggy. The mule and buggy
belonged to the Sikes Company, of
Monroe, and they want them. The
Sikes Company is also anxious to get
Rollins. Rollins is about forty-five
years of age, dark complexioned,
with, black hair and moustache, and
has a blue scar on nis left eye. He
weighs about 175 pounds.
Alabama Cotton Crop.
Montgomery, Ala., Aug. 9. Com
missioner of Agriculture Wilkerson,
In an interview to-dayt asserts that
the Alabama cotton crop is at best
not over 70 to 72 per cent of normal
and the prospect Is not good for as
good an output as last year.
i"" Llutrtct Congressman
KmmA tn I A PkfVftn
Hosts to Victory.
A BIG CONVENTION.
IIIcbel lc'" lmidnt Tail
i:ndored Uical Srif ktemmrt
The Republican Convention
sembled at Gretnsboro, elected Hon.
John 5!. Morebead as State Chair-
; man by a unanimous votr, all other
candidates withdrawing. Mr. More-
i was "lied upon and made a ttrong
Hon. T. T. Hick, was named for
Chief Justice and former Judge E.
W. Timberlake and
Skinner were named as
Justices. J. M. White, of Madison,
i and G. M.
noover, 01 uaviason. were
named as corporation coramlMioners.
The platform highly endorsed
President Taft and praised the work
of the recent Republican Congress
and declared for local self-govern-
; The convention was the largest in
; Point of attendance ever held by the
' Republican party and was enthuti-
astic to the highest degree.
Boston Has a Big lire.
Boston. Mass.. Aug. 9.-A loss of
I upwards of $1,000,000 was caused
Iumber "trict. .Starting rrom an
unknown cause in the lumber yards
of Blacker & Shenard at the corner
the first sounded in this city since
1872 followed within ten minutes
of he first a)arra
It was estimated that the Blacker
& Shepard Company's losses would
-Cuarntkm m LArcrlr At:t vrteruay artraeoa be tacrssb
be upwards of $300,000. The Bos- Clarence Craven, at Fairmont yetter
ton fire department's damage on the jay afternoon, and was captured near
repair snot and its contents was es-
j timated to be about $150,000.
Sultan of Sulu on Trip.
Colombo, Ceylon, Aug. 9. The
; Sultan of Sulu has arrived here on
j his way to Europe. He is carrying
j with him a huge stock of pearls
which he expects to sell In Paris and I
j London. After a visit to Europe he!
twill go to the United States, where
he hopes to see President Taft.
He Is Darticularlv anxious to meet
the Longworths again. He came to
know them when they visited the
Philippines with the Taft party be
fore their marriage.
He safd to-day that he had heard
before leaving home that the New I and l wI11 mo!lt auspicious day
York Customs officials have a way of fcr Nortu Carolina Republicanism
Ignoring the rights even of Sultans, when we caa State Chairman
and for that reason is eager to turn j who caa and wU1 enlist Senator But
his pearls into cash and thus avoid ! Ier, Holton & Company in our State
the payment of duties to Uncle Sam. J canvass again and not run them out
i as the narrow-minded, mutton-head
A Cutting Affair.
LilHneton. N. f! Anir. S. An af
fray occurred here late this after-jof Duncan and Adams almost ran
noon in one of the "near-beer" sa- j them crazy. They have not only act
loons in which Henry Norris received jed the fool ever since, but they look
a knife wound that Is thought to be j foolish. Bessemer City Messenger,
fatal. The parties to the affray were ! . .
m tt : . . i. r,. n
Used a Butcher Knife.
man Many Klapp was viciously sub -
V. f TAllK A 9H ttf1 f I
the suburbs of Durham and was tak-
en to Watts Hospital with his left
arm ripped open and nis side pane-.
' turpfl tn the abdominal ravitr THarm
r i v . , .
uncertain who his assailant wi.;TieT aying that he Is through
but declares that he was a nerroi"1" Eaai xur o
whom he had formerly arrested as
Fifth District Republicans.
Greensboro, Aug. 9. The conven
tion to nominate a Republican can
didate for Congress In the Fiftn Dis
trict was called to order here tonight
by Chairman Hall, bnut after the
chairman's speech, adjournment was
taken until immediately after the
State convention, which meets to
morrow at 12 o'clock in the big au
Later: At the adjourned meeting,
the convention was postponed until
, OoImtwI tft4 Ma4 TrUl tee
UrdrvwVk1iM Wa MaMI ttllhi
Ntw llf K, C Aag t -4ttral
days at Cfawferd Upr. a r!re4
: esspieye of te Ileef UtaWr Cots
faey. ta tau city, was ut4 crrr
: the Wart tti a ratty tail. vika
was UI4e4 f rraacis Uf &u a eo4
ereS o8ua f US rrat Itetf
M to hi lajari.
maeduily after te a?rsy &a4
taken (Uf tt Uoyd weaaa was
rifr4 la U to u
i nit la; arses.
Train lilt AoUi and Killed lls.
Cape My. N. J Aug. Five
perton er crushed to dath lo
nisht when an eipress train oa the
rennrrivania Ilailroad dathed lato
' an automobile at Mill Lone Crossing
on the Wett Jersey and Seashore
The dead are: Frederick W. F14
ner and wife, and Frits Mtrgtathaler
and wife and their chauffeur, U. C
Joneg. all of Baltimore. Merfa-
lu";' ua-in'iw q ht. aca
efc . - m. m m. .
i ce party caa oeea spending a
:fw tn AtLif. fKt.
. ternoon left for a trip to Cape May.
As they approached the tracks, the
fait running express was hidden
from view by a corn Ctld and it waa
impossible for the chauffeur t
the train until he waa within a few
feet of the tracks.
A Fight With Knlrea.
Monroe. N. C. Aug. 8. Saturday
evening Wilsa Curran and Henry
j Thomas, white, of Union Cottnty, en
i gaped in a fight with knives. As a
; result of the fight, Thomas was killed
nd l?Ur??vmt;!l3r The
u v i a i i a ui iuc ukui are vcrj meager,
tho trouble having occurred In a re
mote section of the county, down
near the Anson County line. It It
said that the fight was caused br
having accused Curran of
making Improper proposals to hit,
Fatal Negro Affray.
Lexington, N. C. Aug. 8. Bud
Harrell, a Southbound railroad ne
gro, fatally shot his companion.
Linwood and nlacpd In br thi
morning. Shortly afterwards a wa
gon came In with his victim, who
died on the way to town. He was
shot In the abdomen with a 3 2 -calibre
gun. The row was over a wo
man, and both were drinking. Cra-
l ven drew a rator on IarrelL
Dr. J. J. Mott had a most admlra-
I ble tetter Eood words for Marion
j ""tier in the Charlotte Observer the
I other day. The fact is. the Senator
is the most aggressive and progres
sive Republican In our State to-day
and more dreaded than Adams. Dan
can, all their kin. and ten thousand
more like them piled on top of them.
ed chairman we now have done. We
verily believe that the great Repub
lican gains which were made In spite
. ....... .
: ine primary, ja some counties tney
'steal the oSces, and In those where
s they can't steal, they buy outright.
and when you confront them with
; fArm vnt, th9t tt f
political gam. Great Is Democratic
j pontics. state Dispatch,
Jim Jeffries Is quoted In an inter-
( t.v m -.v a 0 ti Mt a
f mo of m0 w 5? hIa- V
big fellow is quoted as saying that
he was drugged before the fight with
Johnson, as he could not have brok
en down the way he did unless he
The Democratic slogan has been
announced. Now, all they need la a
paramount issue to be entirely ready
for the customary defeat. Albany
A Greensboro man has developed
a new variety of fruit and will name
it after tho successful candidate at
the big convjantion. Hence, ha Is
bound to bea "peach.
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