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RALEIGH, N. C. THURSDAY.-
The Pullman's bare lowered tho
We will wager that the Democrats
v,iil want protection before the next
Uy the way. did Locke Craig ever
get his fee for lobbying around Con
gress last winter?
Wonder if Governor Glenn has
gone back to preaching since the
campaign is over?
The Norfolk Landmark is calling
for more water. We thought Nor
folk was wet enough.
Our hat is off to Mr. Ernest
Starnes, of Hickory, winner in the
Boys Corn Club Contest.
The Democrats have about finish
ed counting the vote In this State.
Must have gotten it like they wanted
Friends had better tag some of
those Democratic Congressmen be
fore they start for Washington next
Ex-Governor Glenn should attend
that Baltimore "conference" and put
in some time on the brewery Demo
crats. Colonel Hemphill says regulation
is better than prohibition. In real
ity North Carolina does not seem to
When the Democrats get control of
the next Congress they will find that
it is not as easy to go forward as
it is to kick.
After the next Democratic Con
gress gets through tinkering with
the tariff the voters will revise the
Democratic party downward.
Dr. Cook now says he "may have
been mistaken about discovering the
North Pole. That is just what oth
ers have thought for some time.
Senator Tillman says he hopes the
Democrats will not play the fool in
the next Congress. Evidently Till
man has already seen some smoke.
An exchange asks who will be the
Justice in the next Legislature. There
is no assurance that there will be
any justice in the next Legislature.
Senator Tillman told the Wash
ington newspaper men that he had
no idea of resigning. Those report
ers should look for news next time.
The Greensboro doctors Issued 481
whiskey prescriptions last month, be
sides a number of beer prescriptions.
It takes a lot of medicine for some
The Wilmington Star wants more
statesmen to come to the front. The
Star should get such an announce
ment in Republican papers so that
more statesmen would see the call.
"Lying, treason, and thievery" are
some of the mild terms used by the
opposing candidates in England's
campaign. Reminds one of a Demo
cratic primary in North Carolina.
A press dispatch states that the
inmates of the insane asylum in
Louisiana will issue a newspaper.
The dispatch did not state whether
it would be Democratic or Socialist
The Wilmington Star suggests that
the Democrats who go to Washing
ton looking for jobs should carry
along meal tickets and return fare.
fact, wouldn't it be a saving prop
osition for them not to go at all?
The Mecklenburg Democrats now
want to be put in another district so
they can nominate one of their own
for Congress. They should be made
to stay where they are, as they help
ed elect Webb last time. Now let
them keep him.
There isn't much chance of reform
ing the Democratic party, yet Senator
Tillman is hoping for the best. He
"I am praying that the Demo
cratic donkey will 'quit braying
and, making a spectacle of it
I JI I IMIIIIIM I Willi HlM. ... . ...... ....
mu KRXEST STARXES
18 THE WI.NXER.
Will Get the Free Trip to
Washington Offered by The
Ca u ca Ian Was the Sac-
ceasfal Contestant in the
Boys Corn Growing Club.
Mr. W. Ernest Starnes, of
Hickory, is the winner In the
boys' corn growing club, and
will receive the free trip to
Washington at the expense of
The Caucasian. Many bun-
dred boys entered the contest
last spring, and all worked
faithfully all the year to try
to win the fine trip to Wash-
Ington which was offered to
the boy who would produce
the best yield of corn on an
acre of ground.
Mr. I. O. Schaub, Demon-
strator for the Agricultural
Department for this State, in-
forms The Caucasian that Mr.
Starnes produced 146 2-3
bushels on an acre at a cost of
$40.20, or at a cost of only 27
cents a bushel.
The winners in the contests
in the various States will all
go to Washington on the 12 th
of this month and will be pre-
sen ted with a certificate of
merit by the Secretary of Ag-
riculture. Boys from only
three States received these
certificates last year but about
12 or 15 States will send up
their winners this year.
After receiving his certifi-
cate Mr. Starnes and the win-
ners from the other States will
be presepted to President Taft
and will then be carried
through all the departments
and shown all the interesting
sights in Washington.
.We will tell our readers
later how Mr. Starnes produc-
ed such a wonderful yield on
his acre of ground.
Champ Clark, Democratic leader,
has been heard from since the elec
tion and declares for a downward re
vision, by the Democrats, as the first
work of the successful party.
This naturally recalls the man
date the Democrats thought they got
from the people in 1892 when Cleve
land was elected the second time,
and with him the "wild horse" Con
gress, at the end of the tariff cam
paign. The consequences of that un
dertaking to lower the tariff are not
soon to be forgotten. Happily the
conditions are not now just like those
after the 1892 election. The Demo
crats will have the House, but the
President and the Senate will stand
as a bar against radical tariff legisla
tion and also against a panic.
It will be remembered that the
panic of 1893. started before the
Democratic Congress passed its tar
iff bill. It was the fear of what was
coming that brought on the stagna
tion of business. When prices are
high, as they were in 1892, and are
generally now, the dealer in every
kind of goods knows that the next
change is likely to be downward and
the fear of a lowering of prices
checks purchases except from hand
to mouth. This of itself tends to
kill industry and forces liquidation.
progressively, where industrial en
terprise uses credit as largely as in
this country. The dread of a panic
is often the cause of a panic.
A Cotton Farmer From Away Back.
Mr. P. P. W. Plyler spent last Fri
day night with Mr. R. J. Wentz of
Vance, after addressing the Farmers'
Union at Mill Grove. Mr. Plyler was
asked about the reports of the won
derful amounts of cotton that Mr.
Wentz Is said to have grown on four
acres, and replied, "Wentz has been
telling the truth about that cotton. I
saw his field and heard how he had
treated it, and the stalks on the land
looked like trees. Mr. Wentz is not
a bragging man, but .he'll tell you
about it if you ask him."
On four acres this year Mr. Wentz
made twelve 500-pound bales. The
ground has been in cultivation four
years and the stumps are not yet
out. It Is naturally a rich, black
loam. Before he plowed It the first
time he gave it a coating of stable
manure. This year he put 3 sacks
per acre of high grade fertilizer on
it. From 18 acres this year Mr.
Wentz sold $1,800 worth of lint cot
ton. From his crop he has spent Sl,-
200 on his house; paid all his farm
expenses, has all his seed, three
bales in the lint, and $200 in cash.
This fine four-acre tract he will get
the stumps out of and put In wheat.
A Contemptible Fellow.
Charleston News & Courier.
About the most contemptible fel
low we have heard of in a long time
is the Ohioan who knocked his wife
over the head with the family motto,
"God bless our home."
Greeted by a Tremendous Audience Where
He Exposes and Denounces Sim
mons, Daniels and Others.
LYING AND COWARDLY SLANDERERS RAH
He Produce Proof Cone! naive to Show That He Is not Now and Xever
Has Had Any Connection, Other Directly or Indirectly, With Fraud
ulent Carpetbag BondsHe Shows That These Bonds Wet Con
ceived and Engineered by a Conspiracy of Leading Democrats, and
That They Looted the State, and Xot the Republicans He Exposed
the Miserable. Record of Hypocrisy of Simmons, Daniels, Overman
and Others He Proved That Senator Vance Had Denounced Sim
mons as Being an Unscrupulous Politician and a Man Unworthy of
the Confidence of the People of the State He Showed How Daniels,
With Baseless Ingratitude, Had Hounded to His Death a Man Who
Had Befriended Him and His Widowed Mother, and Also How He
Had Betrayed for a Price Senator Vance to His Grave The Speaker
Was Given a Warm Welcome When He Entered the Hall,
Was Frequently Interrupted by Vociferous Applause, and Was Given
An Oration at the End of His Speech.
(Continued from last week.)
SECOND CALL FOR MEETING.
This One Addressed: To the Pub
lic Simmons and Daniels Both
"But," continued Mr. Butler, "we
are not yet organized for business.
There were three calls Issued for
this meeting. The second call is a
challenge to both Simmons and to
Daniels. I would not dignify them
by addressing this challenge to them
personally. It is a public challenge,
and is as follows:
To the Public: On October 17th,
I wrote a letter to Senator F. M. Sim
mons reciting certain false and slan
derous words which he had been re
ported to have uttered concerning
myself, and challenged him to meet
me in joint discussion in Raleigh and
repeat the same statements, if he
was correctly quoted.
He has not replied to my letter,
but is reported by certain Democratic
papers as having repeated the same
or similar false and slanderous
charges against me. concluding with
the statement that he refuses to meet
me in joint discussion because he is
too resDectable to do so. i
t tairo thu nd.n Q .
that I will speak in the Academy of
, - , n ithe cowards held back their last lie
ber 4tn, at 1.30 p.m., at which time n
I will not only discuss the Issues be- "ntU to late, for m '? an8wer
fore the people In this campaign.! " onJ-he "mp ?r thDJfh the press'
, .n ..C a i -Z'.'ot they will not publish my answer
cifically Senator Simmons and his
record, and what I shall say on that 1 "n Is theIr base and cowardly con
occasion will show conclusively hls'duct In attempting to spring a so-
real reasons for refusing to meet me
in joint debate. I shall at the same
time reply to the false and slander
ous charges published in the Raleigh
News and Observer against me and
especially reply specifically to the
publication contained in that paper
on Thursday. October 27th. headed
"Butler Caught in the Carpet-bag
Bond Scheme," (publishing the so
called bond advertisement), and shall
not only denounce that charge as
false, but I will be prepared with
If Mr. Daniels and Senator Sim
mons have the proof of any wrong
doing on my part with reference to
the carpet-bag bonds or anything
else, which the News and Observer
claims to have, in the issue referred
to, then these two, unless they are
arrant cowards, should be able to
pluck up courage to go to the chal
lenged joint discussion and furnish
their proof to my face, and in the
presence of the voters there.
I take this occasion to say that
they know their charges are false
and this is why they refuse to meet
me. If there was any truth in them
they would not fail to meet me and
prove their charges to my face.
The News and Observer, in its is
sue referred to, says In heavy black
type that that paper and the Demo
cratic party has had for some time
proof of my infamy as attorney for
the carpet-bag bonds, but that they
have withheld the evidence "to give
me rope with which to hang myself."
The following is one extract, "And
all the time the proof of his Infamy
was available, but he was given
rope." I take this occasion to say
that if they had such alleged proof,
this statement is a confession of their
unfairness and cowardice in with
holding their proof until near the
close of the campaign In order to de
privef me of an opportunity to answer
them and give the people the facts
each day on the stump and through
other means. By this admission they
convict themselves of contemptible
Again, I challenge these two lead-
ers of Democracy and . would-be de-
famers of my character, to meet me
on the date above-named.
After the loud cheering which had
followed the reading of this second
call or challenge to Simmons and
Daniels had subsided, the speaker
paused for a monment, and, looking
over the great audience and around
over the rostrum, and then to the
galleries, said: "I am here for the
hanging. Where are the brave hang
men?" After a moment's silence, the great
audience again broke Into tremen
"I am here at the home of these
two cowardly slanderers," the speak
er, continuing, said, with tremendous
effect, "but neither nor both of them
dare to show their heads. They have
very good reasons for not being here
to-day. They know that their charges
ire false, and they further know that
I can prove that they are false. In
their investigations in New York and
in their other desperate efforts to try
to find some kind of proof to back
up their base and slanderous charges,
they are convinced themselves be-
yond all question that jevery charge,
including their last and cowardly
charge of the bond advertisement, to
be unqualifiedly false, and they know
ff klnd Jan8WOI ndf PT'
in their Democratic columns.
called new charge on me in the last
days of the campaign that has forced
me to call this meeting and be here
to-day and to challenge them to meet
me. I am here and they have both
run. I will give any man in this
audience a hundred dollars yes,
will give more'than a hundred dol
lars if any man or number of men
will go out and bring Simmons and
Daniels or either of them here to
meet me face to face!"
At this point, a voice from audi
ence said: "Ten thousand dollars
apiece would bring them!" To which
the speaker responded: "Then let
the cowards run and dodge, for the
hides of both of them, with the tal-
i low thrown in, are not worth that
much." (Great applause.)
"I have never yet said anything be
hind a man's back that I was not
willing to say to his face, and Indeed
I always say more about a man when
I am face to face with him than I do
to his back. And this any man of
honesty and courage will do. If
these two ringsters of the Democrat
ic ' machine were telling the truth,
they would not only be willing to
meet me here, but no power could
keep them from coming here and
proving their charges to my face In
your presence. Their entire attack
upon me has been based upon lying,
cowardice and knavery, and they
know it, just as I know it, and just
as to-day you know it from their
cowardly conduct. They boasted when
they held back their bond advertise
ment to the end of the campaign that
they had done it 'to give me rope to
hang myselL' Why don't they come
here to-day and throw the noose
around my neck? The cowards are
afraid to come, even near enough to
pull the other end of the rope."
At this point, the audience broke
into loud and prolonged applause.
"North Carolinians are a fair peo
ple' he added, while the audience
listened with rapt attention, "and
they do not want to see injustice
done to any man, Simmons and Dan
iels have tried to load me down with
abuse, oprobium and hate, and all I
" (Continued on page 3.)
n. tafts cmiE
It b a Very Lcaj esd a
TREATS ON THE TARIFF
How and When the TarUf Schedules
Should he Kevin d The firesides
Came Out Strong ta lit Message,
for, Ootftserriitff the Great Natural
Besotsrres Other lUormimcads-tfoct-
Win Do Much to Ualfy dm
(Special to The Caucasian.)
Washington, D. C Dec I, It 10
The President's message to Congress
to-day Is a very long but also a very
interesting document. Of coarse,
this message had been looked for
ward to by members of both Hoc set
In Congress, as well as the country
generally, with unntnsl Interest. It
is one of the longest message ever
sent to Congress by any President,
but every line of It is pregnant with
facts and matters of national and In
ternational interest. Probably no
message ever sent to Congress by
sny President gave such a full. Intel
ligent, accurate and comprehensive
review of the affairs of the great gov
ernment as does this document.
Many people expected the message
to have some reference to the recent
election, but in this they were dltsp
polntd. The Tariff Revision How and
Probably the most important sub
ject dealt with in the message, and
the one looked forward to with the
most interest, was as to what the
President would say as to future re
vision of the tariff. What the Presi
dent said on this subject was exactly
what his friends expected, and what
gave most discomfort to the Demo
cratic opposition. He did just what
The Caucasian pointed out last week
he would do, and that is, to set forth
the great rule by which the protec
tive policy is to be applied; that is,
that the tariff rates as to each sched
ule shall be just high enough to cov
er the difference in the cost of labor
and production here and abroad.
The President pointed out that
there was no difference between Re
publicans on this principle, unless
the only difference was as to the
facts. He then pointed out how these
facts should be gathered and fur
nished to Congress for intelligent ac
tion, and said that the tariff board
was now at work gathering these
facts and that as fast as they were
received the President would forward
them to Congress In a special mes
sage, and that every one who favor
ed maintaining the high level of civ
ilization In this country as compared
with the low level In other countries
must necessarily vote on these facts
to raise or lower each schedule ac
cordingly. This is the first real scientific effort
ever made to deal -with the tariff
question in a way that would put it
above partisan politics and would ap
peal to every American who believes
in and favors the maintenance of the
great American policy which gives a
higher comfort of living and pros
perity to every class of our people.
The Great Conservation Policy.
The President came out strong in
his message for conserving the great
national resources of our country. He
laid special emphasis upon conserv
ing the timber and water power and
coal. He asked for more authority
from Congress for conserving and
protecting the timber of the United
States and to prevent its complete
control by the lumber trusts. He
strongly urged the leasing of coal
lands Instead of disposing of them
to private corporations and compan
ies. In doing this, he squarely de
clared against the policy that has
been favored by his Secretary of the
Interior, and said so flatly In his
The President also urged upon
Congress the passage of other laws
to limit the use of injunctions, and
especially urged that legislation
should be passed to simplify judicial
procedure so that poor litigants
would hare a beter showing In the
courts against rich opponents.
He also declared against permit
ting the great trans-contlnential rail
roads from controllng the ship lines
across the Panama Canal, so as to
make a transportation trust on land
as well as on water.
The President also strongly urged
the establishments of a system of
parcels post on all rural free delivery
routes, and urged that the size of
packages be not limited to less than
eleven pounds, the limit in other
countries where a parcels post sys
tem is now In operation, and further
said that it was to be hoped that this
system could be soon extended to the
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the LsilS esUoa U1 o &ta ta
unify the party . but, U 4:tica to
this, the Prtsiitst has, fcr tie last
week, bees stsllng for tie ts4iag
insurgents and eeafsrrtng lth iasst
not only as to his stsf btst slo
as to all geremmtatal $$lkia lilt
lies Is that there it bo ttiarf at U
publican who is not in favor of th
fundamental principles cf the lttyah
lican party as sgalnst the poiklt of
wsst of policies of the Democratic
party, and that the time has cosa
for all elements of the party to fia4
common ground on which to its a 4
together, not only for the great
American principle of protection,
but alto for the other rrtit eon
stracUva potlciee of the 1U publican
party, which has made this the great
eat and richest country ta the world,
Where the Methodist Minister Will
Be Next Tear Next Annual Ooo
fereacw Will Do Held as Ktaatoa,
Elisabeth City, N. C, Dec 6 At
tho closing session of the North Car
oilns Conference todsy the folowtag
appointments were announced:
Durhsm District Presiding Hlder
R. C Desman. North Alamance Cir
cuit, M. M. McFarland; South Ala
msnce Circuit. O. W. Vick; Burling
ton Station, J. A. Homsday; liar
llngton Circuit, O. O. Dursnt; Chapel
Hill Station, W. A. SUnbury; Dar
ham. Branson, B. T. Hurley, Msngum
Street. T. M. Grant, Memorial. M.
Brad shaw. Lake wood Mission. U D.
Haymn, Trinity, It. C Craven. Csrr
Church, A. 1. Ormond; West Dur
ham, A. J. Parker. G. M. Daniels;
Durham Circuit. W. P. Constable;
Graham, T. G. Vlckera; Hilliboro Cir
cuit. C. It. Rote; Lcssburg Circuit. J.
M. Ormond; Milton Circuit. T. C. El
lers; ML TJrxah Circuit, N. C. Yesr
by; Pelham and Shady Grove. 3. F.
Nicks; Pearl Mill and Bethany, H.
C. Smith; Roxboro Circuit, E. M.
Snipes; Yanceyvllle Circuit. J. I.
Blalock; Secretary Y. M. C. A. In
China, 75. E. Barnette; Professor in
Trinity College. U. E. 8 pence.
Elizabeth City District. M. T.
Plyler, Presiding Elder. Camden Cir
cuit, C. P. Jerome; Chowan Circuit,
J. A. Martin; Columbia, K. K. Du
val 1; Currituck Circuit, F. B. Nob
Utt; Dare Circuit, J. A. Morris;
Edenton Station, G. S. Beardca;
Elizabeth City. City Road, J. H. Buf
faloe; First Church, J. D. Bundy;
Gates Circuit. W. H. Brown; list eras
Circuit, W. J. Wstson; Hertford Sta
tion, T. A. Sykes; Kennekeet Cir
cuit, to be supplied by W. J. Hack
ney; Kitty Hawk Circuit, supplied
by J. M. Whltson; Moyock Circuit.
M. Y. Self; North Gates Circuit. II.
P. Robinson; Pasquotank Circuit, W.
A. Piland; Panteso and Belhaven,
C. A. Jones; Perquimans Circuit,
William To we; Plymouth SUUon, H.
M. Jackson; Roanoke Island, A. W.
Price; Roper. J. W. Potter.
Fayetteville District. R. B- John.
Presiding Elder. Blsden Circuit, D.
H. Read; Buckhorn Circuit, fu. M.
Chaffln; Carthage Circuit, E. E.
Rose; Cokesbury Circuit. J. D. Pe
gram; puke Circuit, W. C. MarUn;
Dunn StaUon, F. A. Bishop; Elite
Circuit, G. T. Simmons; Fsyetterllle.
Hay Street, L. E. Thompson; Fay
etteville Circuit. G. B. Sterling;
Goldston Circuit. M. D. Ill; Haw
River Circuit, V. H. Moore; Hope
Mills Circuit, N. M. McDonald; Jones
boro Circuit, IL M. Eure; Ulllngton
Circuit, E. L. Stack; Newton Grove
Circuit, Frank .Culbreth; Pitts ho ro
Circuit, V. A. Royal 1; Sampson Cir
cuit. J. W. Hoyle; Sanford Circuit.
K. D. Holmes; Siler City Circuit, E.
B. Craven; Conference missionary
evangelist, L. L. Nash.
New Bern District. R. F. Bum
pass, , Presiding Elder. Atlantic, E.
D. Dodd; Beaufort StaUon, J. IL Mc
Crseken; Bridgeport Circuit. J. M.
Wright, Carteret Circuit, J. P. Pste;
Dover Circuit, M. W. Dargan; Golds
boro. SL Johns. J. IL Frlxelle; St.
Pauls, D. H. Tut tie; Goldaboro Cir
cuit, supplied by F. T. Fulcher; Grif
ton Circuit. Supplied by F. T. Pattt
thall; Hookerton Circuit, W. E. Ho
cutt; Jones Circuit, R. D. Daniel;
Ki niton StaUon. J. IL Hall; Lagrange
Circuit, J. M. Caraway; Morehead
City StaUon, L. B. Jones, Mount
Olive and Faison, W. C. Merritt; ML
Olive Circuit, J. J. Boone; New Bern,
Centenary, J. B. Hurley; Ocracoke
and Portsmouth, G. B. Webster; Ori
ental Circuit. Walter Patten; Pamli
co Circuit, supplied by IL L. Beasley;
Snow Hill Circuit. O. B. Perry;
Straits Circuit, W. E. Trot man ;
Seven Springs, supplied by F. S. Bae
ton. Raleigh District W. L. Cuning
( Continued on Page 4.)