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RALEIGH. H. C. TEIUn)DAY. MARCH 2. 1911.
Monday will probably close the
drama of the Legislature. t
North Carolina needs more indus
tries and fewer politicians.
Mr. Bryan's long silence Is prob
ably the calm before the storm.
The pay stops Saturday, and the
legislature will adjourn very soon
If this Legislature is not being
by the trusts, then they should ta
jov i; tho sign.
a matter of fact, did you think
bill would passj
Champ Clark jumped from his par-i
v i.b.tform airain when he advocated!
Ij. :;K)cratic "harmony" in New
York reminds one of the Wake Coun
tv brand before the last primary.
If tho Legislature knows just
wh'-re it is. at this stage of the game,
it knows a great deal more than any
Senator Boyden said Saturday
that prohibition is a farce. And
still he hasn't been read out of the
The Democratic members of the
Legislature forgot their campaign
pledges when considering the anti
trust bill this week.
Mr. Koonce would not even go to
the trouble to Introduce an anti-trust
law at this session. He had some ex
perience two ye,ars ago.
The authorities in Vienna, Aus
tria, have prohibited hand kissing.
Probably the Austrians will now
learn the only real way.
Senator Baggett introduced his bill
probably thinking his party really
wanted to pass an anti-trust law
but now he knows better.
If the trusts haven't a mortgage on
the Democratic party in this State,
then the party should do something
to throw off the suspicion.
Tho Legislative Committee has in
vestigated the penitentiary manage
ment, but said nothing about finding
any large surplus on hand.
Speaker Champ Clark should be
futrnished with a muleomobile.
These differ from the other ma
chines, as they work backwards. .
The proposed Democratic primary
law is intended to make everybody
vote the Democratic ticket. But If
passed, it may prove a flare-back.
Col. Henry Watterson is still
abroad. Probably waiting for the
Democrats to revise the tariff so he
can bring back a new idea free of
The only reason the Legislature
has not created more offices and in
creased more salaries was due tot the
fact that they could not find the
Senator Daggett's bill to prohibit
public drunkenness, was killed in the
Senate. The idea of public drunken
ness under a Democratic prohibi
tion law! .
The new Wake Democrats weVe so
anxious for jobs for the faithful that
they legislated one man out of a job
in order that two other jobs might
Doctor Cook says he lost money on
his Arctic explorations. And others
have lost money on Dr. Cook to
hear him explain how. he didn't dis
cover the pole.
A scientist says that poverty will
soon be a by-gone dream. Then he
certainly doesn't expect the Demo
crats to ever get full control of our
In the House one night last week
a Democratic member made an im
passioned speech favoring the pass
ing of a proposed measure, and then
took his seat and voted against the
bill. But isn't that just like a Dem-ocrat?-
DE10C11ATS DEFEAT IT
These Votes Killed Amend
ment to Elect Senators
by direct Vote.
Oppose the Canadian Reciprocity
Meastire--CieUlng What They You
cd For, Hut Now Sorry They Voted
the Democratic Ticket- Trying to
Get a Vote on All Important Meas
ure and Tli us Avoid a Special Ses-
n or uonirress lias Agreement
t 'al to The Caucasian.)
Washington. D. C. Feb. 28
Late this evening there was a re-
Iort around the Capltoi that a tenta-
tive agreement had been reached be
tween Democrats, Republicans, insur
gent Democrats and regular Demo
crats, stand-pat Republicans and pro
gressive Republicans to try to avoid
an extra session. The rumor was
to the effect that every appropria
tion bill would be passed and a vote
would be taken on all of the impor
tant contested questions over which
there has been filibustering and
threats of an extra session, including
a provision for a permanent tariff
board, the vote on Senator Larimer's
right to a seat in the Senate, and a
vote on the President's Canadian re
Notice of a Filibuster.
Certain Senators, including Sen
ator Bailey, of Texas, yesterday
served notice on the Senate that no
appropriation bills would be passed
until a vote was taken on whether or
not Senator Lo rimer was entitled to
a seat. It is said that if the Lorimer
question goes over to an extra ses
sion of Congress, or to the next reg
ular session, that at least 10 or 11
Senators who would now vote for
him will not be in the next Senate,
and the chances are that their suc
cessors might vote the other way.
Therefore, all of the friends of
Senator Lorimer are exerting every
parliamentary tactic known by fili
bustering and otherwise to try to
force a vote on Lorimer's right to a
seat before the end of the present
session. It is thought that he would
have a majority if the vote is taken
now. On the other hand, it should
be said that this rumor, while com
ing from apparently reliable sources,
has been strongly and vigorously de
nied from other sources that should
be equally well informed.
Therefore, at this writing, it is not
possible to do more than give the ru
mors for what they are worth.
Democrats Defeat Election of Sen
atore by the People.
To-day a vote was reached in the
Senate on the resolution proposing
an amendment to the Constitution
providing for the election of United
States Senators by the people. The
resolution which requires, under the
Constitution, a two-thirds vote to
make it effective as a proposed
amendment to the Constitution to be
submitted to the States, fell short
four votes of receiving that number.
A majority of the votes cast in favor
of the resolution was by Republicans
The Democratic party, in Its Na
tional platform, declared in favor of
such an amendment to the Constitu
tion, and yet nine Democratic Sen
ators voted against the resolution to
day, thus defeating it. The nine Dem
ocratic Senators voting against the
resolution are as follows. Bacon,
Bankhead. Fletcher, Foster, John
ston, Money, Percy, Taliaferro, and
Thus another Democratic pledge
goes to the trash-heap of broken
promises, when the Democrats had it
within their . power to pass the
amendment by five majority.
The increasing sentiment In favor
of electing Senators by the people has
been of remarkable growth. This is
the first time In the history of the
Senate that such a proposition has
ever had a favorable report from
a committee, and It is certainly the
first time that the proposition could
have ever received any substantial
support in the Senate. And yet, when
the proposition to which the Demo
cratic party has been pledged comes
to a vote, a majority of the votes cast
in favor of it are the Republican Sen
ators, and it is defeated by the votes
of Democratic Senators.
Getting What They Voted For,
A few days ago when" the recipro
city treaty -was being considered by
the Senate Finance Committee a
number of people in different parts
of the country appeared before the
committee both favoring and oppos
ing the treaty. '
When the President of the Farm
ers' State Grange of Massachusetts
was making a statement before the
Senate Finance Committee, inoppo-
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MARION 8UTlf R'S
He Exposes and Denounces Sim
mons, Daniels and Otners.
He Produce Proof ConclaiiTO to Show That He l not Now and Keteri
Has Had Any Connection, Either Directly or Indirectly, With Frmxtd !
ulcnt Carpetbag Bond He Shows That These Bonds Were CXa- j
ceired and Engineered by a Conspiracy of Leading Democrat, and
That They Looted the State, and Not 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 Slothcr, and Also How He
Betrayed and Misrepresented Senator Vance to His Grave The Speak
er Was Given 'a Warm Welcome When He Entered the Hall, Was
Frequently Interrupted by Vociferous Applause, and Was Given an
Ovation at the End of His Speech.
(Continued from last week.)
Simmons Two Bug-a-Boos.
"While the editor of the Raleigh
News and Observer wa3 carrying out
his part of this conspiracy in a cam
paign of abuse and slander through
the columns of his paper, Senator
Simmons takes the lead to assist in
the conspiracy on the stump.
"Mr. Simmons, in his first speech,
and in each speceh thereafter, has
definitely stated the Democratic Is-
sues and position in this campaign as sion in Grantham's Township in 1894,
being confined to two great questions, the result of which was that township
He says that Republican success and county went against the Demo
would threaten the State with two cratic party.
great evils that would overshadow
all other questions, namely:
"(1) The repeal or annulment of
the suffrage amendment adopted in
"(2) The collection from the State
of the repudiated fraudulent carpet
bag bonds issued by a Republican
"Senator Simmons has not dared,
to go into details as to just how and
in what way a Republican Legislature
and a Republican Supreme Court
could be instrumental in doing either
one or both of the things which he
charges, even if they desired. He
has refrained from going into details
because he knows that they can be
answered and ridiculed out of exist
ence. He dares not meet me or any
other Republican speaker on the
stump, for he knows that if we met
him in joint discussion that we would
challenge and force him to point out
to the people how what he says is a
threatening danger could ever occur,
or force him to shut up and leave the
"Mr. Simmons contents himself
with raising these two bug-a-boos and
using many strong adjectives in try
ing to picture a great danger and
arouse the fears of the people, and
then devotes the remainder of his
speech to personal abuse and person
Simmons Has Run From a Joint Dis-
"This is not the first time that
Senator Simmons, knowing the weak
ness of his cause and the falseness of
his so-called arguments, has run from
a joint discussion. .
"In 1894, just sixteen years ago,
when I was chairman of the People's
Party State Committee, and Mr. Hoi-
ton was chairman of the Republican
State Committee, and we were con-
ducting the joint campaign, forhon-
est elections and a non-partisan ju-
diciary . and other great reforms,
which were that year endorsed by the
people by a large majority, Mr. Sim-
mons became frightened at the politi-
cal outlook and bounded into the ring
and challenged me for a joint discus-;
sion. We met at Grantham's Store,
in Wayne County, which was at that
time one of the strongest Democratic
sections of the county or State. There
was a very large gathering of people
from far- and wide, a majority of
them, of course, being Democrats. Af
that discussion was over, it was the
general verdict that Mr. Simmons not
only got more than he asked for, hut
that he looked like thirty cents. (Ap
"From that day to this, in every
campaign, I have challenged him for
a joint discussion, but never have I
been able to get him to again face
the people on he stump in a joint
"In 1900, when he was chairman
of the Democratic Executive Commit-
tee, I formally challenged him and . 7',Jrr ' .V" TWm.
h,is e? r a rrs Mrrssss:
I , V , '.r, i Southern Confederacy,
gave false reasons for declining, as '
he gives false reasons now. I replied ! "In orter to try to give some plau
to the false reasons given in his let-rEibiltty to this false and baseless
ter of declination in that campaign j charge, manufactured to try to frigh
in a letter, in which I said that he not ten the people, he has ventured to
only knew that he could not maintain' (Continued on Page 3.)
RMEfiM SPiffiQIlOTi tq lauotiS
a Tremendous Audience Uhere
his position.' and answer our argu
ments on the stump, but that his
greatest fear was that a joint discus
sion would bring out a large con
course of people, many of them Dem
ocrats, and that he knew that the
honest rank and file of the Demo
cratic party would not long follow his
leadership if once they knew the rec
ord and the facts.
"He remembered that Joint discus-
As to the Repeal or Annulment of
the Suffrage Amendment.
"When Mr. Simmons charges that
if a Republican Legislature and a Re
publican Supreme Court is elected,
that the suffrage amendment will be
repealed by the Legislature or de
cided unconstitutional by the State
Supreme Court, he knows that he is
making a "charge that is absolutely
without foundation and impossible of
accomplishment. He knows that if
there was ever any chance for the
constitutional amendment to be de?
clared void, it was during the first
eight years after the adoption of that
amendment, during which time the
grandfather clause was in operation,
and that if the amendment was un
constitutional it would be on account
of that grandfather provision. He
knows that to-day the eight years is
past, and that now the suffrage
amendment applies to both races
"He knows, and everybody in the
State knows, that if the Republican
party, or any member of the Repub
lican party, had ever desired or in
tended to attack the constitutionality
of that amendment in the courts, that
it would have been done during those
eight years. He knows that to-day;
and from now on, the only chance
to ever change that constitutional
amendment, no matter what Legisla
ture or what court might desire to
change it, would be by submitting
the question to the vote of the people
of the State through a constitutional
"Mr. Simmons knows, as the peo
ple of the State know, that since the
adoption of that suffrage amendment
that the Republican party in North
Carolina has gained over fifty thou-
sand recruits from the Democratic
party, and that these recruits will
continue to come as long as Mr. Sim-
mons and his party machine can no
longer frighten the people with the
cry of "negro domination." There-
fore, he knows that the Republican
party will not to-day, even If it could,
give to Mr. Simmons an opportunity
to again raise the race cry as the
overshadowing issue in order to pre
vent the people from considering and
voting on the great live economic Is
sues of to-day, the discussion ' and
consideration of which are each year
taking thousands and thousands of
intelligent patriotic voters out of the
Democratic party and lining them up
solidly in the Republican party.
As to the Collection of the Carpet
"Mr. Simmons knows, and the peo
ple ot the State know, that the Con-
stitution of North Carolina, by Sec-
tion 6 Article!., expressly prohibits
the collection-of any tax to be 'ap
plied, directly or indirectly, upon
their payment. He knows that un
der the Constitution there would he
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ror Hampacta tvninty Very
lntpottant Matters Yet Acted 0a. I
j The Senate Thursday voted to ta
j create the exrcnt allowance of u-
j pcrior Court judges from $2S0 to!
j $TS0 In addition to the 3,2S$ U
jaries and aUo to Increase th.ala-
jrles of the Supreme Court JutUcet : RerJuimty for the ctfe4U!cs
to $4,000 Instead of $3,500. -with nfclca Xhtf r sow roafrc&i!
The bill io extend State aid tejwas charged la rrt to U Umr
1 the Daughters of the Confederacy 1 tfcc&ueUe by IWaatr MfCassWr,
was reported unfavorably. j North Daxota, In hit pwa ?&t
The bill to amend the pension law j the McCaU bill in lbs tX 8. Waal
I of North Carolina increasing the Saturday, which bill putt late t&rm
pensions from $450,000 to $104,000 for enactment' i&to lit the protta-
annually was taken up as a special j ions of the Canadian reciprocity
order and after a debate lasting i agreement
j nearly two hours the bill passed see- Holding that the ratification of the
ond reading without a dissenting j sgreement would tpell disaster for
At a night session a bill to estab
lish a free ferry across Cape Fear
River at Wilmington, and to regu
late the catching of clams in Brunt
wick, New Hanover and Pender
counties was passed and went to
The House Committee on Penal
Institutions decided to report favor
ably the bill to appropriate $5,000
for the establishment of a reforma
tory and training school for negroes
to be located near Charlotte.
Senator Hobgood's bill for a State
primary law for both political par
ties was reported without prejudice
from the Senate Committee on Elec
The committee reported favorably
on the bills to make the pay of the
Supreme Court reporter $1,500 and
the Supreme Court Justices, $4,500.
The revenue bill was considered at
some length. An eff ort to increase
the tax on cigarette dealers failed.
Confederate soldiers are allowed
to peddle eye-glasses. The tax on
piano agents was reduced from $100
The Democrats of the joint com
mittees on congressional appoint
ments decided to transfer Catawba
County from the ninth to eighth dis
trict and Wilkes from the eighth to
the seventh. Hoke County was plac
ed in the seventh and Avery County
in the ninth. There was a heated
discussion over the changes.
The following bills were intro
duced: Dowd: To consolidate the Depart
ments of Agriculture and the A. &
Mr. Dowd claimed that much work
was duplicated by the College and
the Agricultural Department. That
it would not require as large force
and some work could be done cheap
er. He said the bill was favored by
Mr. Alexander, President of the
Farmers' Union in this State.
Wooten: To provide for interme
diate sentence for persons convicted
Quickel: To apportion the mem
bers of the House from the various
counties of the State.
The report was received by the
clerk. The counties of Guilford,
Wake and Mecklenburg were given
three members each.
Roberts: To divide the State into
ten Congressional districts.
A Message From the Governor.
A message was received from
Governor Kitchen recommending 'the
creation of a commission to visit
San Francisco, and look out for the
State In connection with the Panama
The 60-hour labor hill was dis
cussed at the night session in the i
Senate, but no vote was taken on ac
count of absent Senators who de
sired to be heard on the measure.
In the Senate.
The Torren's land title hill was
given another hearing in the Senate
and was again postponed to a later
S. B. 1161, by Mr. Bassett: To
provide a uniform law as to bills of
lading. Committee on Judiciary.
S. B. 1178, by Mr. Hobgood: To
create two additional judicial dis
tricts. Committee on Judiciary.
The hill to establish North Caro
lina? school for feeble-minded. Pass
ed with an amendment.
Senator Hobgood introduced a
bill creating two new judicial dis
tricts and asked that it be placed on
the calendar. v; '--j:::"
250,000 Bond Issue.
' The Senate bill for a $500,000
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Farmer Who Ved !3Kxra!i
TUart Voted for Cterrr Frtfr
for Their Prvlut-
the agricultural interest, Mr. Mr
Cumber re for red to the tecUosslUm
that developed In tha tariff situation,
and the desire of o&e part of the
country to have its own producta
protected while thesa of another part
should be made to compete with tse
free goods brought in from abroad.
"Under these conditions, he said,
"they allowed protection on food
products and tficreby increased the
cost of living. Out of this turmoil
a new political creed was horn, and
the hero of each locality was he who
cried Protection on everything that
we produce and free trade on every
thing the rest of the country pro
duces. This is Foiiixm of the pres
Tho President, said Mr. McCuta
ber, should not be censured for his
ad?ocacy of the reciprocity agree
ment. The farmers had shown by
their votes last fall that they had
not wanted, to return the represent-.
Uvea wo defended their Interests in
the tariff legislation, and that meant
that the farmers did not care wheth
er they were protected or not
EIGHT INDIANS KILLED IX BAT
Police Officers Fight Run
Battle Willi Shoshone In
Supected of Murdering
Handlers One Policeman
Reno, Nev., Feb. 27. In a terrific
running battle between a band of
Shoshone Indians who were being
pursued by a squad of State police
officers because they were believed
to have murdered four stockmen re
cently, eight of the Indians and Ed
Hofie, a member of the police force,
were shot and killed yesterday at
Kelly Creek, Humboldt County, 25
miles north of Golconda. The battle
raged for three hours and only ended
when four bucks, two squaws, two
children and one officer were killed
and one young squaw and three chil
dren were captured.
When Captain J. P. Donnelly and
his force of police officers approach
ed, the Indians started their regular
war dance and then opened the fight.
Some of them were wounded In a
running skirmish which extended
over a jalle. Tho remaining Indians
hid in the brush and continued to
The police had been In pursuit of
the band of twelve Indians for scv-
era I days, believing that they were
the murderers of four stockmen,
whose bodies were found about ten
days ago in a desolate canyon on the
eastern slopes of the Sierra Nevada
ORGANIZING TO FIGHT 31URPIIV.
Large Fond Being Raised to Depose
Albany, N. Y., Feb. 2 S. Maurice
Mlnton, hailed by the faithful as the
real boss and father of the insurgent
movement, to-day - announced that
$200,000 had been collected to de
fray the expenses of preliminary or
ganization in a fight to oust Charles
F. Murphy from the leadership of
New York County.
He declared to-day that he did not
believe that Sheehan would ever
withdraw from the fight and that his
purpose of holding on when he knows
there is no chance of victory Is to in
sure the election of a Republican
Senator next year.
"Sheehan is wanted in Washlng
otn," said Mlnton, "as an agent of
the interests, not only in the Senate,
but in the departments. The men
who are backing him know that he
cannot be elected, but If they can't
have him they would rather have a
Republican than any Democrat who
can bs elected.