North Carolina Newspapers

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VOL.. XXIX.
RALEIGH, N. C THURSDAY. MAY 4. 1911.
No. I7
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EDITORIAL BRIEFS
mocking-bird fear that ex-
::.r Ayco-ck may enter the en-j
-.- - , ; race.
!:; tf-t-n the tax asr-eor? ;
worry, as will seel
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If.'nocrats in Congress arej
a. regular wool pulling timet
. ;-opie do the work, while the
, : r.it'.'- politicians squabble over
. . harem skirt may be all right,
thy certainly ought to change
The result of Tuesday's city elec
tion shows that "Daddy Jim" Dor-.-tt
is the real thing in Spencer.
A man's vote may be worth ten
iollarts, but the man who sells his
vote is not worth a penny.
Au exchange says: "We are what
w. are." Guess that statement is
true, strange as it may seem.
Just think! If only one person
had voted in the city election Mon
day Josephus might have been mayor
of Kaleigh.
If votes are worth ten dollars a
piece in a Democratic primary in
Charlotte, how much are they worth
ia State elections?
Craig and Newlands are now in
the race for the Democratic nomina
tion for Governor, but there are still
others to be heard from.
Two men were sent to jail a few
days ago for interfering with voters
on election day. No, they were not
tried in a North Carolina court.
The House of Representatives is
holding longer hours this week. If
the members would cut out their
campaign speeches the longer hours
would not be necessary.
They have broken up twenty-one
blind tigers in Durham, and still the
Herald says there is no scarcity of
the fluid. There they must have had
an over-production before.
The Democratic organization in In
diana have started a Presidential
boom for John W. Kern. If they will
get a good hold on his whiskers they
may be able to pull him through.
"la 1940 Asheville will have shak
en off the curse of the blind tiger,"
says the Citizen. Probably the Citi
zen thinks they will all be able to
retire from business by that time.
The Democratic politician, in Ra
leigh who tried to win votes with
chewing gum and bananas must have
thought that the suffragettes and
children would be allowed to vote in
the primary.
Birmingham papers claim that the
commission form of government has
saved that city $80,000 in two weeks.
That may be why the Democratic pol
iticians in this State are generally
opposed to it.
Three grand juries are now inves
tigating the crime wave in New
York, which is now raging under
Democratic rule. Don't guess the
mocking-birds are allowed to sing in
New York either.
Now some of the Democratic pa
pers say that the protective tariff is
"a local question." When the Repub
licans were in control of both Houses
those same Democratic papers said
that protection was robbery!
The State Agricultural Department
has created another job known as as
sistant agronomist. If you have pa
tience and an unabridged dictionary
you may be able to ferret out what
ais duties are supposed to be.
It seems that the Mecklenburg
grand jury would not bring in a bill
of indictment against the corrupters
the ballot box in Charlotte just be
cause the grand jury did not find con
ditions any worse than they had been
otner elections. Well does that
maice the recent crime any less?
TIMVKIJXG HALKSHAX HIW.
CATim.
I u Urn ah Car liomfd at I lock y Moan!
anil Sr-teral Occupant Have S&r.
row linear.
Wilmington, s. C. April 2 7. Th
Pulman cut "Yucca attache! to the
Palmetto Limited, r.orthbound Atlas
tic Coaat Lino train, waut burned at
an early hour this morning at the do
pot at Koeky Mount and M. J. Prob
stein. a traveling salesman of New
York, wa suffocated, while Flagman
J. C. Hues and Mail Transfer Clerk
W. F. Ireland were badly burned In
assisting in getting the passengers
from the car.
The fire started from a leaking gas
tank, being ignited from a lantern
carried by a brakeraan. The alarm
was at once given within the car and
the sleeping passengers hurried out.
It was thought that every one had
got out safely, but when firemen went
into the car to extinguish the flames
Probstein was found and several fire
men were overcome in endeavoring
firemen were overcome In endeavor
ing to get him out When removed
he was breathing, but died a few min
utes later, althought medical atten
tion was at hand. Probstein was 30
years old and traveled for M. Flnkel
stein & Son, New York.
Ten passengers were asleep in the
car, among the number being three
women and one girl. Only a part of
their belongings were saved.
The injured men were carried to
the hospital at Rocky Mount.
New York, April 27. Mrs. Jacob
Probstein, a bride of four months,
was just about to start South to-day
to meet her husband in Richmond,
Va., to-morrow when she was notified
by telephone that he had been killed.
She left to-night with her father and
brother-in-law to bring the body
home.
SAM. 11. UNDERWOOD RESIGNS.
The Efficient Headmaster of Trinity
Park High School Will Sever His
Connection With That Institution
Will Become Superintendent of
Kinston Public Schools.
Durham, N. C, April 30. Trinity
Park School will lose its popular
Headmaster, Mr. Samuel Bobbitt Un
derwood, whose resignation is to be
offered at the June commencement
and which is now known to be in the
hands of the proper authorities.
While this fact is generally known
on the Trinity campus, it has not been
officially announced. At this writing
there is no suggestion as to that gen
tleman. Last year following the res
ignation of Rev. Harry M. North, af
ter his call to the Bdenton Street
Methodist Church in Raleigh, Prof. E.
C. Brooks finished out the term, and
at the conclusion of it Mr. Underwood
was called here from Hertford. He
returns to the school work that he
likes best. As head of the park in
stitution he has been very generally
successful and there is no objection
able feature to the work. The Kin
ston schools have been headed by
Prof. Bruce Craven, who leaves school
work to take up law, and Mr. Under
wood will take charge of the Kinston
schools.
Mr. Underwood is a graduate of
the 1906 class, winner of the Wiley
Gray medal in oratory of that year
and an honor man in his class.
Mr. Underwood will, of course,
complete this year in Durham and
will take up his new work in the
early fall. His going away will he
a matter of regret. Though one of
the youngest headmasters that the
park school has had, his administra
tion has been altogether successful.
The Kinston people have as superin
tendent one of the most efficient men
to be found -in school work.
R. R, SHOPMEN STRIKE.
One Thousand Pennsylvania Railroad
Shopmen Strike at Pittsburg and
Altoona.
Pittsburg, Pa., May 1. Without
any excitement or rioting, 1,500
Pennsylvania Railroad shopmen un
expectedly struck to-day.
The grievance of the shopmen is
that the company has been discharg
ing men who have worked for the
company many years because they
belong to the union.
The strikers and their sympathiz
ers say that 10,000 more employees
of the company will also strike.
Later Report.
A later report says that 10,000
men walked out on strike on Penn
sylvania Railroad on account of the
strike of 1,500 shopmen.
Bridegroom Arrested for Beating
Stepdaughter.
Waynesville, N. C. April 28. Jim
Davis, a groom of four weeks, is oc
cupying a cell at the jail for brutal
ly beating his stepdaughter of fifteen.
He placed her head between his
knees, then used three thorn switches
on her nude body.
The good citizens who live in the
same part of the town as Davis put
up the cash for a lawyer to prosecute
him.
DEMOCRATIC SPLIT
On Protection or Free Trade
for Raw WooL
THE FREE UST A FRAUD
(nuemor Wilcn Worrying the em
tucratfc Ring Bumc Ring Hale
3!at lie Abo!ih-d fief ore the Peo
ple Can Ituli The Wage of
American Iibor Much Higher
Than Difference In the Cut of Liv
ing Here and in ling land Vital
Facts Ignored by the Democratic
Tariff Tinkers.
(Special to The Caucasian.)
Washington, D. C, May 2, 1911.
The much vaunted harmony in the
Democratic House of Representatives
is fast disappearing; indeed, it is
already In total eclipse. The member
ship of the Ways and Means Commit
tee, and indeed the Democraitc mem
bership of the House is spilt wide
open, with almost even division, on
the question of free wool. Nine of
the Democratic members of the com-
mittee are said to be in favor of freej
wool, while five members are for pro-i
tection for raw wool. In addition to j
this, it is reported that Speaker j
Champ Clark has lined up on the sidei
of the protectionists for wool, and itj
is thought that a majority of the
members of the House will stand
with Speaker Clark for protection on
wool.
Speaker Clark Playing Politics.
Speaker Clark is reported to have
said on yesterday that there were
enough States that were either now
Democratic or which could be carried
Democratic in the next election to
control the Presidential election
which were for a duty on wool, and
that it was necessary for the Demo
cratic House to stand for this duty
in order to have a chance to elect,
the next President. j
This statement from Speaker Clark j
is significant, inasmuch as he is an j
avowd candidate for President, and ;
inasmuch as the question of the eleS ;
tion of a President has completely!
overshadowed the Democratic the-!
ories for free trade. j
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Democratic Inconsistencies on Wool, ;
Etc. '
It will be remembered that the;
narf. nf thr nrpspnt T?fnnhlienn tariff I
that was most viciously assailed by
the Democrats in the last Congress
was the woolen schedule. To judge
from the speeches made by Demo
cratic Congressmen then, for cam
paign use, the Democratic party was
solidly for free wool. Now, not only
every Congressman who is from a
district that raises wool seems to be
in favor of protection, but here
comes the Democratic Speaker and
prospective Democratic candidate for
President, whose State produces but
little wool, who wants, to save the
woolen States to the Democratic par
ty by giving them protection.
It is true that all Democrats fav
oring protection on wool pretend to
justify themselves by saying they are
in favor of a revenue tariff, and inas
much as revenue must be raised on
something, they are in favor of rais
ing it by a tariff duty on wool. This
is the same argument which the Dem
ocrats have always made to justify
themselves in giving as high a tariff
duty as the sugar trust desired on
sugar.
The Absurd Tariff for Revenue Issue.
This again illustrates t he hy
procisy and absurdness of the Dem
ocratic slogan of tariff for revenue.
Such a campaign pledge gives the
Democratic politician a chance to fa
vor every industry that is his pet or
his party's pt, with as high protec
tion as it desires, and justifies him
self with the cry that it is done for
revenue, while crucifying every in
dustry that is not a favorite of the
Democratic machine, and claiming
that he is doing this because he is in
favor of free trade after having
raised sufficient revenue.
It was on this theory that the Dem
ocratic Wilson hill was drawn, and
the country saw the result. While
some manufacturing lines were giv
en full protection, hundreds and
thousands of factories and industries
were denied sufficient protection
against cheap foreign labor, and were
forced to shut down and turn their
laborers upon the streets, begging
for work and living at soup-houses
in the meantime.
Governor Woodrow Wilson Worrying
- the Democratic Bosses.
Governor , Woodrow Wilson, of
New Jersey, is getting to be too
practical and progressive to suit the
Democratic machine bosses. AlS Gov
ernor of the worst trust-ridden State
in the Union, he put through more
wholesome reform measures daring
the session of the last Legislature of
that State than the Democratic party
(Continued on page 4.)
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The Fir SHrtrO ta Hay JmS-j Ttf-
as4 of Irofk Made ll&ww&f
Ketfrr lltt4rMi ftkm ltrtrwfrdU
Th i.fimtrl At ItXJWwv
(jOO City Vmitr Martial U.
Bangor, Me., April :o Pro;rty
valued at upward of f was
destroyed, hundreds of people made
htiix:l and almost the entire baJI
ties section of the city devastated
duricg the conflagration which at
midnSrht Sunday night vu btlleved:
to be practically under control, al
though the fire w still burning la i
many place. On lite U known tu
hare been lost, an unknown man who!
was killed by a falling wall.
Mayor Mullen called out the local J
company of the National Guard and!
placed the city under martial rule.'
Portland, Lewiston, Augusta, Old-j
town, and Brewer were asked for help!
and they sent it.
A score of buildings were blown up.
in an effort to check the flames and
dynamite was used liberally.
The fire started in the bay shed of i
J. Frank Green on Broad Street, and!
in a short time was sweeping through!
the city in a northwesterly direction, j
Before midnight Sunday night both j
sides of Exchange Street from York ;
to State, both sides of State Street J
from Kenduskeag stream to Broad-!
way, a considerable part of Central
and Franklin Streets, nearly all of;
Park Street and Marlow Street were
in ruins and the flames had made in
roads of nearly a mile into the best!
residential section in Broadway, Cen
ter and French Streets. ;
The burned area follows the Ken
duskeague stream for nearly two
miles north of the starting point and
spreads out to a width varying from !
one-eighth to a quarter of a mile at 1
different points. j
Spend Night in Streets. j
Thousands of persons spent the!
night in the street, some from choice
but many because their homes were
either burned or were in danger. Out
side the danger zone they gathered
about fires built in the streets and
there camped for the night, getting
what little sleep they could curled up
in quilts and blankets that they had
gathered up in their hasty flight.
The fire is considered by insurance
people the worst that Maine has
known since the Portland fire in
1867. At lease a quarter of the city
has been laid to waste. Most of the
best residential section of the city was-
swept away when the fire left the
business section. It spread out like
a huge fan with its widest part among
the homes of the people.
A change of wind and a downpour
of rain solved the problem and the
firemen gained control of the fire.
The authorities attention was then
turned toward housing the homeless
and feeding the hungry. The destruc
tion of the food supplies in the re
tail district presented a perplexing
situation. The nearby towns were
asked to help, and as a result, every
incoming train brought loads of sup
plies for distribution among the suf
ferers. FATAI RAILWAY WRECK.
Several Killed and Wounded in a
Wreck Near Kaston, Pa. Entire
Train Consumed by Flames.
Easton, Pa., April 29. Two per
sons lost their lives, eight are miss
ing and believed to be dead, and half
a hundred others were injured this
afternoon at Martin's Creek, N. J., in
a wreck of excursion train carrying
one hundred and seventy school
teachers and friends from Utica and
Syracuse, N. Y., and vicinity, to
WashingtOior a week's outing.
The train was one furnished the
teachers by the Delaware, Lacwawan
nia and Western Railroad, and the
accident occurred while it was travel
ing at a high rate of speed over a
stretch of track controlled by the
Pennsylvania Railroad. The locomo
tive jumped the track, the cars fol
lowed, toppled over and were set on
fire by exploding oil, the wrecked
coaches having side-swiped an oil
tank along the track when they left
the rails.
The entire train was quickly en
veloped in flames and completely con
sumed by the fire. The eight missing
persons, seven of whom were women
and lived in Utica, are believed to
have been burned to death in the
wreckage. The finding of charred
bones led the wrecking crews to the
conclusion that they are dead.
tlailroad Clerk Mysteriously Disap
pears From Wilmington.
Wilmington, N. a, April 29. T.
B. Taylor, a clerk at the freight de
pot of the Seaboard Air Line in this
city, mysteriously disappeared Thurs
day night and efforts to locate him
have been fruitless. His wife is In
New York on a. visit to relatives. Tay
lor came here from Florida, where he
was formerly connected with a rail
road. His health became very bad in
Florida and for a time he had to stop
work. The police department was to
day asked to make an effort to find
the missing man. He Is about thirty
five years of age.
AKCIEOT WSTO.IY
ror oooc Itmc Ice Rulers oft
Eypt Were Wcaklir
DID THE WRONGTi
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Twrkry Rtaird Kcyf AUnt
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Youth Who PrartirjJly !lrrtMl
Lsyptian Thru, ltttt
Kudiknttly !it-AtWjUi-r War
the Sacred City.
(Correspondent of The Caucasian
EnterprU. )
Bllklnvilie, N. C., May 1, mi.
For more than a 'lundrrd yean
from 1405 to 1517 there wui bat
little worth-while history mad in
Kgypt. The monarch who ruled
were a lot or weakling who. if they
did anything, hit wui apt to be the;
wrong thing. No reason U ciren for
this radical deteroriation ov Kryp
tian manhood or citUen&hip. But
nations, like families, her their dull
dishonest (sometimes both) adminis
trations come and go and nobody can
icn wuy uia Rijraniic misiaKe are
made one time after another.
At the nd ov the period ov bad
luck Egypt became a province ov the
Turkish empire. That fact alone tx
or wuz proof that Ksypt had reached
the very bottom an a further decline ; slonera was changed and this la wfctra
wuz out ov the question. I the trouble occurred.
Soliman (not Solomon) succeeded ln other place the mayor is voted
hiz father, Selirn; and be began hU i for direct, but here the man recelf
rule over Egypt an Turkey by crush-jing the highest vote becomes mayor,
in the rebellion in the various prov-iall being candidate for the cSc.
inces. Hiz name wuz terrible among; The recal! provision require that the
nations. He even overthrew the) petition ghall be signed by thirty-fire
power ov the Knights ov Rhodes. Butj per cent of the entire vote for a can
things didn't last. Egypt wuz divided j didate for the office of mayor at the
into twenty-four districts. An of- last preceding primary election. This
ficlal called a bey had control ovj would be an enormcus total, as each
each. lie could collect taxes or trib-j voter voted for ten candidate in the
ute az he pleased, an not a few ov
them sought popularity by makin' the
taxes low. But they awlways man
aged to guage the cash receipts In
proportion to the size ov their own
trouserloon pockets. This meant that
the Egyptians had to do some diggin.
When tax gatherin wuz over in the
fall the pockets worn by the beys
would resemble balloons. But hit it
quite likely that their
pockets
"swunk" up just az quickly az do bal
loons when the gas (money) wuz ex
hausted, for most ov the Turks were
"high rollers," an they hev not got
ten over that in our day. The beys
became unduly important on this ac
count an favoritism wuz notorious
in that day. By indulging the mem
bers ov the regency, the beys in
creased in power until they obtained
the complete disposal ov publick af
fairs. Every bey had had originally
a few Mamelukes or- slaves at hiz
command, for enabling him to make
his authority respected in the pro
vince where he resided; but az the
power ov the beys wuz enlarged, they
increased their attendants, an ln
proportion to the number ov slaves
or Mamelukes, so wuz their strength.
When a vacancy occurred in a prov
ince the bey would fill hit by puttln
in hiz favorite Mameluke. Naturally
the sharp beys soon had things com
in' easy. The Mamelukes finally be
came the real standln' army ov Tur
key an' Egypt. All this wuz followed
by an era ov reckless politicks an
Egypt an Turkey were soon goln
toward the end like two wild steers
yoked together.
In this state or affairs an active
youth among the Mamelukes who wuz
brought from Mount Caucasius, grew
an became both prominent an' pow
erful; in fact, he finally reached a
point where he wuz the ruler or
Egypt an Turkey, probably the only
instance ov the kind since the real
ancient days. He must hev been a
gifted politician. But while he had
risen to great power by some means,
he wuz not well received an soon
found that he could not collect trib
ute with any regularity an that a
self-made man wuz not wanted upon
the throne, at least not by those in
high authority. Hiz name wuz All
Bey. In the bitter struggle to hold
hiz footin,' All Bey wuz forced to
flee from Egypt to Palestine. He be
came objectionable to the Turkish di
van an hiz life wuz sought by high
officials. But in 1768 the court ov
Constantinople declared war against
Russia, an' while the ottomans were
employed in defendln their prov
inces against the Russian invasion,
All Bey got busy in Egypt an reduced
the people to obedience. Then he
quickly sent an army into Arabia for
conquest an to pick np anythin not
nailed down. He soon attacked sev
eral Turkish cities an captured them.
Then he went to Jerusalem, or hiz
soldiers did, and havin formed a
junction with the troops ov Sheik Da
her, a noted soldier ov the day, the
combined forces entered Damascus.
(Continued on page 3.)
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Wtlmit CUaaot Hat IWrreskSaai
and limit.
Wllmlnctoa. P ihrii
day a defect was foaad ta th coa-
misiloa fovercment bill rfcclly,
adopt! and undrr which tt first
city election will tx held Monday,
which nuiUfir the recall protUloa
and also that of tb refrreaduta. Ttm
fact very largely was drawn sfUr tht
IX' Moines plan, but in Joins . cer
tain sections retatiro to what prta
tage of the votes shall sijcn th peti
tion for ecall was broucht forward sa
in the plan of other cities, but lha
manner of votinr for the corneal.
primary, and Xho result is. It de
stroys the recall and referendum pro
visions. The election Monday will
probably Us hotly contested.
Engineer Turned Turtle and Ilniooed
Englner Under ft for Throe Hoars.
Greensboro, N. C, April 28,
While speeding along the Atlantic
and Yadkin track, four mile south
jof Greensboro, this afternoon at four
o'clock, a freight engine overturned
and pinioned under it Engineer U. B.
Ferrell of this city, breaking both his
arms and one leg and otherwise bad
ly injuring and bruising him. For
three hours the injured roan lay
crushed under the engine, though be
never lost consciousness and was able
to direct the men ln the work of dig
ging him from under the engine and
removing him to the waiting train,
which brought him to Greensboro.
Upon reaching Greensboro after dark
the wounded man was carried to St.
Leo's Hospital, where he was attend
ed by surgeons, the broken bones set
and his other injuries attended. The
physicians express the opinion that
Mr. Ferrell will recover.
White Man Attempt Criminal As
sault on Asheville ClrL
Asheville, N. C, May 1. The po
lice are searching for a white man
who, it is alleged, attempted to crim
inally assault a 14-year-old girl In
the Montford Avenue section of the
city this evening about 7 o'clock. It
seem that the girl, named Datlon,
was ln the woods with several small
er children when the man attacked
her. He threw her to the ground,
but her screams and the cries of the
other children aroused the neighbor
hood and the man made hii escape.
A description of the man was given
to the police who are working on the
case-
New Kern Han Make Third Unsuc
cessful Attempt to Suicide.
New Bern, N. C, April 28. Late
yesterday afternoon Ferdinand TJ1
rich, who resides at No. 5 Berne
Street, attempted to commit suicide
by taking a number of grains of bi
chloride of mercury. Fortunately bis
rash act was discovered in time to
save his life. This is the third time
that Mr. Ulrich has attempted to kill
himself. It Is supposed that despon
dency caused him to attempt to com
mit suicide. -
Surry County Boy Arrested on
Charge of Assault.
ML Airy, N. C April 29. A white
boy, aged seventeen years, was lodg
ed in jail yesterday, , charged with
having committed rape upon the lit
tle nine-year-old daughter of & Mr.
Watson. It is said the boy was the
son of George Hodges. If the story
as related is true, the case it a dark
one for the young man. The child
was brought to the doctor in this city
for treatment.
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