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AED RAIXIGH E5TEHTIlt32L
rUBUXIIED ETtBT THCEDAf
fAHCASIAH POBUSHIEG COUP ANT
ROTTEN DEMOCRATIC GOVERN
We publish In another column an
article clipped from the editorial col-j
f v,,. rAnMV!iiA uvstom i
Carolina Enterprise, j
That paper charges that certain!
county officers of that Democratic j
county have been using their official ;
positions to mak contracts with
themselves and to otherwise put'
money in their own pockets In viola-j
tlon of law. The Enterprise calls at-?
UU1UB Ul IUC " J w ,
tentlon to Section 3572 of the Re-:
visal of 1905, and shows that their j
conduct is in direct violation or ineitj
law, and that they are guilty of a
criminal offense. The Enterprise
warns them to stop their unlawful
conduct and threatens to publish,
their names and demand that they
be Indicted by the grand jury if such
corruption in office is not stopped.
Wo think the Enterprise would be
justified in publishing their names
without giving such warning. Even
if there were no laws on the statute
books prohibiting such conduct, it
would be the duty of a public journal
to denounce men who would in this
way betray the people by committing
wbat is nothing less than an act of
treason against the tax-payers.
It may be that these county offi
cers are ignorant of the law, and
that they have been misled into such
treacherous conduct by seeing .more
prominent Democratic officials guilty
of ' similar conduct. When Demo
cratic county officials see a Demo
cratic member of the Legislature,
wljo is acting as attorney for a rail
road corporation while serving in the
Legislature; when they , see Demo
cratic Congressmen a&d other promi
nent Democratic officials taking fees
as attorneys from public service cor
'"pdfations or trusts, whose official
duty to the city, county or State will
come squarely in conflict with the
interests of such trusts and corpora
tions, and a Democratic organ like
the Raleigh News and Observer says
nothing about such base and dis
honest conduct on the part of Demo
crat officials, it is natural for the
smaller Democratic ple-couhter fel
lows to follow the examples of the
bigger members of the party ma
Such conduct on the part of public
officials Is an act of "treason" against
the people of the town, city, county
or State. Such "traitors" should be
indicted and convicted, if there is a
law covering their treachery and be
trayal. But it is not a part of the
machine Democratic "good govern
ment" to expose, denounce and pun
ish Democratic treason. 1
A 4 TItUST-OWNED LEGISLATURE
AND ITS LAST ACT OF PERFIDY
When a bill was pending before
the last Democratic Legislature to
enact the Texas anti-trust law, the
editor of the Raleigh News and. Ob
server laid on the backs of the mem
bers of the Legislature its "boss"
party lash-whip with considerable
vigor. In one editorial while that
measure was Vending in the Senate,
that paper said:
"Upon the action in the Sen
ate in this one measure depends
the record of this General As
' "It. is up to the Senate to
to make a. record that will pro
tect independent concerns, pre
vent destruction of competition,
and prevent the continued sway
of trusts and monopolies.
' The people look to the Senate
with hope to keep the pledges
made in the platform and on
the stump and to1 justify their
faith in . Democratic promises."
Thus we see that the party organ,
in the closing days of that Legisla
ture, made a definite threat that the
Legislature would be finally judged
by its action on that one measure,
and notice seemed to be' served that
that paper would denounce all who
dared to vote otherwise. - That pa
per knew that unless the Democratic
Legislature passed that measure, it
would show, that it was not in favor
or curbing trusts. and preventing the
destruction of competition," and that
a fallare to pass that Uw would coa-1
dean Use Democratic party a violat-;
leg: iu plcdgea made Sa their plat-!
form and cm the stamp by their can-!
ididates. la short. It wind up by!
j raying that the Legislature aatt
that measure "to justify the j
faith of the people n Democratic!
The Senate Committee on Judi-j
clary palled all the teeth oat of the
Texas anti-trust law, and,5 be' to?
quote the word of the Newt a ; Ob-
tererr "gutted" It That paper, la
Ian editorial following the action of!
1 the Senate Committee; says:
! "Ia 1907 the heart of . the
House bill was cut out In the
Senate. In 1903 the guts of the
House bill were cut out. This
time If the amendments to the
House bill which seem to meet
approval, are adopted then
there will be neither heart nor 3
guts nor teeth.
"Adopted with these amend
ments the Anti-Trust bill will be
a spineless, boneless, gelatinous,
vicious affair, neither fish flesh
The bill thus severely denounced
by tne Democratic organ was all that
tfco Democratic Legislature would
Therefore, according to this
Democratic authority, we now have
another Democratic anti-trust law in
which there Is "neither heart nor
guts nor teeth."
This is pretty expressive, though
not very elegant language, but it is
what' the leading Democratic organ
says, and our readers are entitled to
know how such an organ views this
last measure of "Democratic perfidy
SOME PERTINENT INQUIRIES.
The last Legislature refused to
pass a law making it unlawful'for a
judge or a mayor of a town or a jus
tice of the peace "to try cases while
he was intoxicated."
The same Legislature refused to
pass an effective law providing for
the punishment of bribery at elections.-
The same Legislature refused to
pass an effective law prohibiting the
use of whiskey in free Democratic
blind tigers on the day of election.
Is it possible that the Legislature
had the same reasons for refusing to
pass these laws as it had.for refusing
to pass an" honest and effective anti
It is known to everybody that the
Democratic party, not only resorted
to the use of whiskey and frauds in
the last election but that it. had a
larger campaign fund than that par
ty has ever had before in the history
of the State.
Where did the Democratic party
secure the large campaign fund which
it used to.try to corrupt the voters?
What big special interest is the Dem
ocratic machine in a deal with that
would in the last campaign put up
more money than these or other in
terest have ever before put up for
campaign purposes in the history of
MR. SIMMONS AS DEMOCRATIC
Senator Simmons is out in a long
interview criticising Speaker Champ
Clarke and Mr. Underwood, the Dem
ocratic leader of the House of Representatives,-
as not being good Dem
ocratic authority. He accuses them
of leaning too much toward Presi
dent Taf t's tariff policies, and holds
himself, as the only, simon-pure re
liable Democratic standard-bearer
Mr. Champ Clarke, in the last Con
gress, stood by the Democratic plat
form and voted for a protective duty
on lumber; If the Democratic plat
form can be considered as a guide
to what Democratic policies are, then
it would seem that Mr. Clarke has
made a better Democrat rtcord than
Mr. Simmons. v
Mr. Simmons, in his interview,
goes on to make a stump speech
about the evils of "high prices and
the high eost of living" and charges
this up as a crime for wiiich the Re
publican party is responsible. It
will b remembered that Mr. Sim
mons delivered one or more speeches
in Congress along this line when the
last tariff bill was being considered,
and he and other Democrats demand
ed that there should be an investi
gation of the causes for high prices,
so as to fix. the crime for the high
cost of living upon the Republican
party and a protective tariff.
When the Republicans , acceded to
their demands to appoint a commit
tee to investigate "the causes of this:
crime and who was responsible for
it, Mr. Simmons was put on the com
mittee as one of the Democratic rep--
mtaUUt t. A oos a 5ln :'Sls.fc
cost war. gives aa ' op$rtisaIiy to!
investilgate this "crime against sod
tyV he took "cold feet and aro
la the Seaai and bcsp:4 to be x-f
cased from performing this duty fee-
cause hU health had suddenly failed.?
Se Congressional Record, Clat!
Cougresi, second seloa psgo 343,!
where oar brave, patriotic Democrat-1
jit standard-bearer Senator ran from
hia duty.) j
It 1 noticeable that the majority!
of the Democratic preea hare noij
agreed with Mr. Simmon, hat hate
f stood with Speaker Clarke and House
Leader Underwood. There is, how.
! ever, one paper la North Carolina
1 that has come out as the bold cham-
! plon and defender of Senator Sim- j
f mons. That , paper Is the Greens-j
j boro Daily News. j
1 That papar, In replylng'to the crit-J
j icism In the Democratic press of Mr.
! Simmons course says: !
I "What is any Senator Demo-
crat or Republican, who is a
I thoughtful man and capable of
1 leadership, drifting away from
when he follows his convictions
them In the face
It will be seen that the Greens
boro Daily News agrees with Mr.
Simmons, and that Speaker Clarke
and Leader Underwood are guilty of
indulging In "chaotic clamor." Sen
ator Simmons could not have written
these words any better for patting
himself on the back. He must be
pleased in getting endorsement of
"his patriotic courage" from this
quondam Republican paper. -
The News, however, does not pre
tend any longer, we believe (except
in private 'letters to Republican sub
scribers) to claim to be a Republi
can paper. IU4s now posing as an
"independent paper," and as such is
doing its manful duty as the person
al organ of Senator Simmons and
Mr. E. C. Duncan.
The editorial in the Greensboro
Daily News, in defending and prais
ing Senator Simmons as the expon
ent of pure Democracy, closes with
this sentence: ...
"How can a man stand with
a party when he does not know
where the party stands? Is Mr.
Howard Taft the Republican
party? and is Champ Clarke the
Thus we see that this Simmons
and Duncan organ, not only takes its
fling at Speaker Champ Clarke, but
also at President Taft.
Two noble leaders with but a
single thought Simmons and Dun
can! HUNGRY DEMOCRATIC PIE SEEK
ERS, WHITE AND BLACK.
The Washington correspondent of
the Raleigh News and Observer, in
an editorial under date of March
20th, says: "Several- North Carolin
ians who want jobs under the Demo
cratic organization of the House are
here waiting the arrival of the mem-
bers of the delegation. One Demo
cratic darkey from the State is
amo,ng the number."
We had thought that all of the
Democratic darkies in North Caro
lina were provided for by the Demo
cratic machine as school teachers. It
is well understood that any ' negro
who wants to be employed by the
Democratic machine to teach a school
must be a "Democratic nigger," and
we had supposed that they were all
provided for in this way. It feeems,
however, there is at least one Demo
cratic nigger who has to come to
Washington to look, fojr a job, and
we trust that there will be places
enough to go around for the hungry
wuiie j-remocrauc omce see&ers as
well as the one negro who is here
waiting for a loaf.
DEMOCRATS DID IT.
The Raleigh News and Observer,
in a more or less flippant editorial
about how Lorimer was elected to
the Senate, says:
"Witnesses now testify that
Taft helped to elect Lorimer.
So did the trusts particularly
the lumber trust. It is a thou
sand pities that any Democrats
helped." . ' -
It will be seen that this "Demo
cratic organ, while expressing regret
that any Democrats helped to elect
Lorimer, neglects : to state that the
majority of the votes which Lorimer
received in the Legislature were
Democratic votes. If Mr. Lorimer
had not gotten more Democratic
votes than Republican votes, he nev
er could have beeh:; elected to the
Senate. Therefore, if the trusts were
behind the election of Lorimer! then
the trusts controlled more Democrat-
vote ia :tl WteUtttn feaa R-f
pafe&Scaa. ''.Aad !54, : wfea
vo? m takta fa lh UaU4 Slate
S--aat as to wttibr or not Lcsrlscri
wms."atHS4to.: ketfi'- hls! ;et, hi
weald sot have bcra rvU!s4 had It
cot bn for the voScs of ifcr lso
cralJc Saater CaeJsdi&c- Senator-
Slesmoca of North CaroU&a'
rim litoiociLiTic LEciTcm:
ciavi: moiu: than a Tons of
T1L1NKS TO THE TttCST.
The Chariot: Chroalde. la an 4
itorial making a taggettioa to the
"It was the American Tobac
co Trust that saved not only the
credit'of the State, but aa extra
session of the Legislature. Yet;-
the present Legislature adjourn
ed without having voted a reso
lution of thanks to the Trust.
The Union Republican,' comment
ing upon this suggestion of the
Charlotte Chronicle, says: .
"But the Legislature was
careful not to pass any anti
trust legislation that .might put
the trusts to some Inconven
venience. It was gratitude man
ifested in a more acceptable
way to the trusts."
The Unfon Republican states the
matter briefly and accurately. The
trusts had nothing to ask of 'the
Democratic Legislature of North
Carolina except to be let alone. Gov
ernment is organized to protect the
weak against the strong. The strong
can take care of themselves, and if
they, are let alone can rob the
weak. The trusts wanted no vote of
thanks, but they'wanted to be per
mitted ,-to do as they pleased, and
this permission ahs never been more
emphatically- given to, great trusts
than by the action of the last Demo
Legislature, as having been owned
completely by the trusts, may not be
considered as partisan Republican
charges, we quote the following from
the editorial columns of the Raleigh
News and Observer:
"The oil trust and tobacco
trust are perfectly well satisfied .
with the Senate substitute, just
as they were two years ago with
the Bassett-Blow substitute."
No Republican paper has .said or
can say anything worse about this
Democratic Legislature than is eaid
above by the Democratic organ.
THE PRESIDENTS MESSAGE. '
The President's message which was
read in both Houses of Congress yes
terday at noon was the shortest docu
ment ever sent by a President to any
opening of Congress. The message
deals ony with the reciprocity agree
ment with Canada.
If the Democratic Congress takes
up the tariff, or any other measures,
tey will do so on their'own initiative.
Congressman Theron Akin who
was elected as an "Independent Dem
ocrat" from New York, has chosen
his seat in Congress on the Republi
can side of the house.
This is further evidence going to
show that when a Democrat has any
independence about him it does not
take him long to see that the Repub
lican party is the right party with
which to join hand's for the common
good of the country. .
They might exhibit the different
brands of Democrats at the next State
Fair, but the only trouble about the
proposition is, that they might want
to get off the platform before the
Fair is over.
f ; ..
WITH THE EDITORS.
. It must be that trusts and sheep
killing dogs are friends of the Demo
cratic party. The recent Legislature
refused to pass a law against either.
; Mr. Woodrow Wilson having dined
with Mr. Bryan may expect to be un
der , suspicion of having borrowed
ideas, which he may hereafter pro
mulgate.- State Dispatch. - "
The Democrats believe in sending
our money out of this country to buy
goods from foreign, countries. . Re
publicans believe in keeping bur
money at home and patronizing home
industries, and building up our own
country. Say, Mr. Reader, which
party do, you ' like best? Clinton
Democratic Machine Suberrient to
The campaign slogan of the Demo
crats during the last campaign was
their hbstilltrxtb trusts an4 their de
termination to put the trusts out of
b usiness in this i State, jbur when the
Legislature met, the Democratic ma
jority voted down every attempt to
curb the combinations, thus- putting
themselves on record jas wholly sub
servient to corporate wealth. Every
bill : that tatrrf, ccws -
tJufS rl tret wTOUd 4S-
f l of nnutUa" toa -
riValV liitrtd at ftooardif. -
. &a rSSisaaupa
ttvsa rertl mttt f Ur fail-
sr to cfeci trstt Uw wita tc
bat pmzm0th9 jpotlUcUMi
xpectlttC hv &ext electloB
asa caurr-i w
m s , - iifo t Triads
caaaf r a wr w - -
i. iv. TviMfu . done..
exactly aothln to ear te traits
the State or the Natloa, asd ther
protMtatioas of eamltjr to the lnsst.
have bea for political e!Teet only, Oa
the other hand, every effort that has
ever been made for the recalatloa of t
the large comblaatioa of wealth has
bea made by the IlepabP.caa party.
vwer v .f 7
to which wo have before called auea-
inn w thikir failare to enact one
single law tor wmcn wcn
State-wide demand. The Torrent
Land Grant System was demande4 by
a large majority of the farmers of
the State, yet the Legislature saw fit
to grant the demands of the politician
rather than the demands of the peo
ple for whom they had expressed so
mTncreasd appropriations for the
public schools were demanded by a
very large per cent of our people, yet
the only bill Introduced for this pur-
pose was voted down. Mr. Spain-
hour offered a bill carrying $400,-
000 for the public schools, but the
politicians defeated this In order that
their own salaries and those of their
followers might be increased. In
fact, as the Lincoln County Times
expressed it, the only thing the late
calamity did was to Increase salaries,
taxes, and offices.
Greensboro Daily News.
Durine the Quarter from Januarr'
1 to March 31, the United States ho was taking medicine, John t.
Marshal of the Western District of Williams, an Instructor in Cora;!
North Carolina arrested 115 persons. University, this afternoon swalk4
and in so doing eclipsed any record a capsule containing sixteen piet of
made in any quarter in this district an architect's compass,
for several years. The arrests were' Ho was n6t ,on ln dhjcoverin h!
made without any serious mishaps, mistake and was at once taken to &
scraps or tussles, and among those hospital where he was operated on
taken are characters that have and the pins removed. He Is at
achieved no little fame by their ac- Present dangerously ill, but the phy
tivitles in their chosen field of crime. sIcIans sa lnat he will probably r
The exceeding large number of.0076' . j'
tn.n.o . J 1 . t. 1.11. A. 1 ' , . .
yn&vuvjo awjvu u vue jaus over me
district mean a large number of Carneie Will Help Establish a I nt
courts to be held In Asheville, States- J versity.
ville, Wllkesboro, Charlotte and) Washington, April 4. It Is r
Greensboro, and mean that many of ported to-day that Andrew Carnegie
the terms will be long, considering; will give $10,000 toward the estab
the fact that many more arrests will lishment of a great national univer
probably be made during the spring. ! sity here. The plan Is being con
Greensboro and Wilkesboro will4 sidered by Mr. Carnegie, Dr. Ab
probably witness courts of , the long- drew D. White, former president of
est terms, as most of the prisoners J Cornell University; William J. Bry-
will be tried in these places. j
May Be Walking Ahead for Sim
mons Greensboro Record (Democratic.)
Not a politician in the State can
come within a gun-shot of how the
race between Kltchin and Simmons
stands. Simmons is alarmed and so
is Kitchtn, even if he has not stated
positively that he is going to be a
candidate. Probably wHten he left
Congress his idea was if he decided
to enter the Senatorial race, to call
on Simmons to get into a primary,
but the long-drawn out convention
at Charlotte left some sores that are
not healing and a primary might not
turn out to' suit him. Both men are
afraid of a primary as the matter
now stands. In the meantnme, Sim
mons is getting it. in the neck for his
vote for Lorimer and his attitude on
the reciprocity bill. ""Conditions may
change; if not, there ia going to be
waking head of him.
How The Democrats Have Spit Up
on Local Self Government.
Clinton News Dispatch
One of the meanest and most
damnable pieces of rot that , ever
went South from the city of Ra
leigh came to tho Clerk of the
Superior Court of Sampson county
Friday, March 24, 1911.
It was a certified copy of an act
passed by the last Democratic Leg
islature appointing twenty-flve Dem
ocratic magistrates for the term of
six years each' for Sampson, county.
This was done in the face of, a ma
jority of 1200 votes. ; Contrary to
every principle of justice and rieht
and fair dealing and this act will be!
and should be condemned and look- J
ed upon with utter disgust and con-!
temnt by everr hoet a-nA imHt
citizen of Sampson county and our
People .Have no Voice in School
ui course Mr. Walter A. Bizzell
was again appointed a member of
the Board of Education of Sampson
.. . -
county ana the Republicans are
not allowed any voice whatever in I
the? management: of the public f
school affairs, notwithstanding the
fact that they pay about three-';
fourths of the school, tax of the
county. That is a sample of Dem-
odratic good government and fair 1
dealing. Mr. J. M. Powell, as good
a man as there is in the county, was'
recommended for the position, but
as a republican, and, of course,
h ineligible. .
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taa auBurrvi aoAt
cpaaia y m itrttzz
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WfUh moaatala whrr n
. lamtt- ,lf.
9; nnirei as4 U,J
cot off fro31 tfit 0aU44r .JJ?
Wfet arv dowtt afij
rjabie. Hailroad ar.d xt-z .T
n(XicUf at ft sUt4i:L:
damage to stock
a( acd u u wi!t! u;
la the cold.
All of the northeast K.. fVi
off owinir to the hvv Ui - r
which blocked the .road m
hlgV winds which blew do a ni-
No lo of life was gtrn la A u:.
Mr. D. P. Parker, a former c
of Johnston County, paaM
Tuesday afternoon returning
home ia Buffalo, Okjahom w
Parker was called to his old h.z ;
Johnatoa on account of the d-a?h c;
his father. Mr. Parker Is prtic;
law at Buffalo, and is the count .
torney for his county.
the county attorney takes the
of a solicitor at each term of r.
in the county. Mr. Parker llkr l
new home and thinks there art gru
opportunities ahead of his new su;
Cornell Profeor Swallow a
sule Filled With Plan.
unica, .". i April . mickitf
an, President Tart and other promi
nent men. . - v
Speaker Clarke Says II Fttror
Washington, April 5. Speaker
Clark to-day, denied he had Inten
tionally omitted referenco to Cana
dian reciprocity in outlining the
Democratic, program yesterday.
"I have been for Canadian reci
procity 25 years," he said.
SANITARY VALUES PLACED ON
VARIOUS STYLES OF TOILETS.
Sanitarians representing North
Carolina and other Southern States
engaged In crusades against typhoid
fever and hookworm disease at a re
cent meeting ln Atlanta, Ga., have
agreed "on a sanitary valuation for
the various styles of privies ordi
narily used. As typhoid fever, hook
worm disease and the dysenteries are
carried- In, and scattered vritb, ba
man excrement, a privy which pre
vents the spread of theeo diseases
has a high value.
Valuations expressed In percent
ages: Failure to have any kind of a privy
on premises represents 0 per cent
sanitary value. The ordinary privy
open behind, unprotected from flies,
dogs, washing rains, etc, has 10 per
cent sanitary value.
The same' style privy having
hinged flap In the rear coming dowa
clase to tho ground is given a sani
tary value of 25 per cent.
A privy having a covered seat,
closed hinged door In the rear, asd
tabs or pails in which the excremest
la collected for subsequent disposal
if not rigidly fly-proof, is valued t
50 per cent. v
This same style of privy, having
tg&T fly-proof vault under the seat,
water-tight tabs or pells, kept ia
god condition, is valued at 75 pe
A sewer system, with . the vrar
closets, and a septic tank arrange
ment in which oil barrels are us1'
known as the L. R, S., Privy. a
valued at 100 per cent.
By writing Dr. Jno. A. Ferrell, As
sistant Secretary to State Board of
Health, Raleigh, N. C., you may re
ceive free an Illustrated paxnphl
: giving the plans and specificatioc
with a bill' of the material for ti
best and cheapest kinds of sanitary
It is a sad thing when men hat
neither enough intelligence to speak
well, nor enough sense to hold their ,
tongues; that-is the root of all i'
pertlnance. Bruyere. v ' i
' . ' : ,
' While God's will is our law,
are but a kind of noble slave; wf
His will is our will,-we are freep1.
dren. George Macdonald.
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