RALEIGH, N. C, THURSDAY. MAY 25. 1911.
mi i wRlAL BRIEFS;
:. iul-igh It Is one
l.-iving the Demo
r.TiKh at a very
.-. -it tlie politicians
j-urmuer will he
rin to be any
i!r.ii to enter the
i!i :h- program is
of Thee." by the
s..- for ('lark and
.- forth and declare
. u ' any money either.
oil in.-'pectors could
:!out the recent de
i n itii States Supreme
:;Lr for themselves since
;-.-nr has been traveling
. i' Aycock has announced
:;m for the United States
.c mocking bird will take
: if Simmons will try to
1 nor Lorimer to canvass;
ii-olina next year in his be-:
-.-man Steadman made a
i few days ago in which he
he recall. Probably afraid
be used in his case.
how Wilson says we have too i
Violative detail. Wilson must;
en reading the proceedings of !
nli Carolina legislature.
increase in salaries under
l ratio "good government" may
ry good for the office-holders,
! ; is hard on the tax-payers.
i Democrats have heretofore
::!! that "protection" is robbery.
'1 "": .. were either mistaken, or the
H i. :it of the Democratic Con
'v .-.-::;'n are now a lawless set.
I: .Judge Clark is thinking of re-;
j-i.lng. in order to wage a more
Senatorial campaign, he might
s-' me valuable pointers by first
"'.i' :-ring with ex-Judge Raz Jones.
i' the State anti-trust law was
: a continental the Kitchin ma
: ' could be declared an "unreas-
' ' combination in restraint of
! ; in has passed a law against
1 teas. If the same law should
'.-M'tetl in this country, Bryan
' not give another colored tea
- lawn in the next campaign.
essman Steadman says the
; - ans are demoralized. Well,
re not so "before he went to
. But some people can de-
t.en a church congregation.
1 'democratic Senatorial candi
u May not organize red shirt
u 1 to fight each other but there
; to be some waving of the
- . "!iirt before the contest is
papers predict .that the Sen--int
next year will be the
.'.'litical battle in the his
1 " State. If it is going to
'-otter" than the last Demo
for Governor, somebody
to call out the militia.
v. : " '
'f the city of Raleigh
' ' 11 the commission form of
' u, the question was of
t.U u' ' '"' as to what the people of
lbi 1 -lital City had against the
t, ' rorm of government.
usiactory answer that
t . !. ever hpnrH woo
n w " ' tne people opposed
rUU:;(. the Raleigh News and Ob-
"V4V" -as for
it- If Governor Ay-
K s,!;J"lfi lose out
in the race for
e Senn tp ,-4.
e explanation will be appropos.
IL II. Spruili, Cashier of Bank at Co
lumbia, Tyrrell County, Ends hu
UfeTeleff ram Reerlred in Ral
eigh Indicates Shortage in His Ac
counts. The Raleigh Evening Times yester
day afternoon contained the follow
ing Btory in regard to the suicide of
the cashier of the bnk at Columbia.
Tyrell County, X. C.:
"Mr. R. H. .Spruili, cashier of the
Merchants and Farmers Bank of Co
lumbia, Tyrell County, and superin
tendent of public instruction of that
county, committed suicide late yes
terday, according to a telegram re
ceived at the State Department of
Education to-day. The telegram was
from Mr. A. L. Watson, treasurer of
Tyrrell County, to Mr. Joyner, re
questing him to hold up a voucher
for $1,000 deposited in a bank
there. Mr. Watson gave none ofthe
particulars of the suicide, but said in
his telegram that it was suspected
that Mr. Spruili was short in his ac
counts. "The Merchants and Farmers Bank
of Columbia incorporated in Decem
ber, 1003, with an authorized capital
of $10,000. Mr. T. II. Woodley is!
the president and Mr. Spruili was the1
cashier. The Corporation Commis-j
sion had heard nothing of the sui-j
cide to-day, and the bank so far as
anybody here knows, is in good con-i
diton. Mr. Spruili was also superin
tendent of public instruction of Tyr
rell County for which he received
$95 last year." j
The following is the telegram re-
ceived by Mr. Joyner to-day: I
The Telegram. j
"Stop payment voucher one thou-i
sand dollars for Scuppernong Town-j
ship. Voucher deposited on May 2 2d i
for collection in Merchants and Far-!
mers Bank, cashier committed suicide
on May 23rd. Cause not yet known.
Expect shortage in account. Wire an
swer. A. L. WATSON,
"Treasurer Tyrrell County."
No Motive Known.
No reason could be assigned for
such a rash act on the part of Mr.
Spruili. He was about forty years
old, was married and was one of the
most popular men in the county.
ALL aboard for asheytlle.
Twenty-Five Barrels of Whiskey to
be Poured in the Streets Whiskey
Cases Being Prosecuted.
Asheville, N. C, May 24. A near
tragedy is expected to take place in
Asheville soon when twenty-five bar
rels of bottle whiskey are to be emp
tied into the street. It is doubtful
if many people ever really believed
that any of the whiskey that has been
captured during the past two weeks
in the raids that have been instituted
under the search and seizure law
would really be destroyed, but ac
cording to an agreement reached
Monday by the counsel for W. H.
Bush, one of the alleged "blind tig
ers," and the prosecution, Bush's
whiskey is to be poured out.
On Monday George Cathey and P.
H. Thrash were found guilty of vio
lating the search and seizure law,
both on two charges. Cathey was
sentenced to the roads for two years.
Sentence was not passed on Trash. In
the case of Cathey, Judge Adams an
nounced that if the defendant would
request it and promise not to further
violate the prohibition laws, he would
continue the pray for judgment. The
request was not made, however, and
notice of appeal was given and bond
fixed at $1,000.
After the trial of Thrash Judge
Thomas A. Jones, counsel for W. H.
Bush, who was convicted last week,
made an earnest plea for the defend
ant, saying that he came here several
years ago suffering from tuberculosis
and that he wras not able to do man
ual labor. He stated that on his ad
vice, his client submitted himself to
the mercy of the court and promised
that he would not engage in such
business any more and he proposed
that the whiskey was worth about
$1,200 be destroyed and prayer for
judgment be continued under $1,000
bond. Judge Adams has consented to
DIAZ MAY RESIGN TO-DAY.
Insurrectos and Federals Still Talk
ing of Peace in Mexico.
Juarez, May 17. The armistice
has been signed and is to take effect
throughout Mexico immediately on
receipt of formal authorization from
Mexico City. This is the first gen
eral armistice agreed on since the
revolution began last November, and
is expected to call a halt to warfare
in central and southern Mexico. It
is believed that within five days a
permanent peace agreement will be
Mexico City, May 17. The condi
tions on which President Diaz will
compromise with the rebels are vir
tually admitted in high quarters to
be a complete surrender to the revolutionists.
DEMOCRATS AND TRUSTS
The Octopus Still Controls
the Leaders of That
DEMOCRATIC ROW CON
TINUES The Oj-n Ixttrs from Judge Clark
and Kx-Gofernor Aycock An
nouncing Their Candidacy for the
Senat i the Chief Topic of Con
versation in Washington The Re
OiKning of the Ixxiraer Ca
President Taft Denounce Snob
bishness. (Snecial to The Caucasian.)
Washington, D. C. May 23. The
open letters from Judge Clark and
ex-Governor Aycock announcing
their candidacy for the United
State Senate is the chief topic of
conversation at the national capital
today among the North Carolina Sen
ators and Congressmen, and indeed
among the whole North Carolina con
tingent. It is noticeable that the
card published by Judge Clark is the
one that is most discussed and seems
to cause the greatest concern.
This is a little strange, in view
of the announcement made a few
days ago by some of Senator Sim
mons' friends that he was not con
cerned about the candidacy of Judge
Clark, because he would draw to
his support only the most radical
element of the Democratic party, and
that his candidacy was not near so
serious as would be the candidacy
of ex-Governor Aycock. Now, since
Governor Aycock has also announc
ed his candidacy, it seems that from
the same quarter the most concern
is being given to the announcement
of the Chief Justice.
From certain quarters around
Washington it is whispered that if
Judge Clark is going to be a candi
date for the Senate, he ought to re
sign as Chief Justice. The inspira
tion for this suggestion is supposed
to come from the immediate friends
of Senator Simmons. On the otbf r
hand, it is suggested that there is
no more impropriety in Judge Clark
being a candidate for the Senate
while remaining Chief Justice than
there is for any other officer, includ
ing Governor Kitchin's being a can
didate for the Senate while remain
A prominent man from the State,
who was here today, commenting
upon the senatorial situation, re
marked that the people of the State!
would not fail to take notice of the
charges made by both Judge Clark
and ex-Governor Aycock of the dan
ger of the use of money in selecting,
a United States Senator. He said!
that there would necessarily be,
from the mountains to the sea, sharp j
inquiry as to what candidate for the!
Senate would be able to command aj
large sum of trust money for hisj
support in opposition to Clark and!
The Sugar Trust and the Democratic'
Again, the close connection be-J
tween the Democratic party and the!
great sugar trust has been pointedly
brought to public attention. Last
week, Mr. Henry of Texas, the chair-1
man of the House Committee oni
Rules, brought before the House a
resolution naming a special commit
tee to investigate the steel trust,
which was promptly adopted. Then
followed another resolution naming
another special committee to inves
tigate the sugar trust.
At once inquiry was made by a
number of the members to know
who had selected the special commit
tee named in the resolution. Chair
man Henry replied that the Commit
tee on Rules had selected the mem
bership of the special committee.
Whereupon, some of the members of
the Committee on Rules arose to de
clare that they had not been con
sulted and had not been a party to
selecting such a committee.
At this point Minority Leader
Mann arose to observe that there
was more "star-chamber Czarism"
in this action of the Democratic Com
mittee on Rules in attempting to
name an important committee than
there ever had been on the part of
Speaker Cannon in naming such com
mittees. He pointed out that when
Speaker Cannon named such commit
tees, that he did it under the express
authority of the House, while now
the Democratic chairman of the
House Committee on Rules was at
tempting to appoint such a -committee
without any authority from any
body. At once there came loud protests
from many Democratic Congressmen
from many different quarters of the
country against the personnel of the
committee named by Chairman Hen
ry. It was charged that some of the
men on the committee were unusu
ally friendly to corporations, and es-
Scunr to th 3cr trit- Tte
wrang 1 f rer farloui. a4 it tsok
a If Us Host woa!4 rot dos tte
eentalue pro;oe4 by Cbairsas
Ilesry. but ooa the lejr col
their heads together, n4 to! &&4 b.
hold! the comnm!e n appointed
by th iioufre Juit u -!!e4 by
Chairman Henry, though a proletl
w entered of record acal&u such
Thui it will be een that the
ipeclal committee taut elected
which it was charred wa too friend
ly to the fagar trust, ha been ap.
pointed to conduct th lnrestiration,
and that all the Iemocratic party In
the House did wjui to howl and pro
test and then submit. This seems to
hou that the hold of the sugar trust
on the Democratic party is as strong
now as it was in the days of Cleve
land and Gorman.
Taft Denounced Snohbl-dine.
Recently ir leaked out at the na
tional capital that the fashionable
Metropolitan Club had black-balled
several leading public men, among
tne in being Congressman Littleton.
of New York, and Senator Watson!
of West Virginia, both Democrats.
President Taft took occasion, in
his first public utterance, to refer
pointedly to the fact that "small
headed men" could hold prominent
places in certain clubs, and then at
tempt to display their greatness" by
black-balling men who were in every
way their superiors. The President
is quoted to have referred to these
club members who black-ball appli
cants for membership as being
"small-brained and narrow minded."
The President's speech at once
caused considerable excitement on
the inside of club circles, and as a
result it is noticeable that three
members of the board of governors
to pass upon the membership of that
club have resigned, the three being
prominent officials of the Govern
ment. President Taft is being con
gratulated not only in Washington
but all over the country for taking
this stand against small boss snob
bishness. Representative Littleton, who was
black-balled, is a self-made man, but,
he is a man of national reputation
and a man of the highest integrity
and of great ability.
The action of the President in
this matter calls to mind his action j
m having the snobbishness recently I
shown at Annapolis promptly inves-j
tigated. In that case, an estimable;
young lady, who was the daughter!
of a professor at Yale College, was!
embarrassed and insulted at a hop;
given by the cadets at Annapolis in :
having the suggestion made that her;
presence was not desirable. i
It is understood that this sugges-,
tion was made to the young lady be-;
cause she had accepted a position
as a companion and governess in the I
family of a lady who was a close'
friend of hers and the wife of one:
of the officers at Annapolis. The;
young lady in question proved to be
a lady not only of character and!
culture, but of as high social stand-?
ing as those who attempted to ex-!
elude her from the social festivities ! this city and parmalee. The fire orig-j
of the Government naval academy. inatde in the upper story of a large)
President Taft's prompt action andj barn belonging to Mr. J. R. Daven-i
position in that matter was as demo-;portt and bef0re assistance could be?
cratic and commendable as is his po-! ecured, the whole building was in
sition taken with reference to thejflames All of the horses and mules
Metropolitan Club at Washington. j were rescued, but the entire building
The Re-opening of the Lorimer Case. I was a total loss. The old post-office
. ;and rug-store were also burned.
xue oeuaie is uow uiscussmg a1
resolution offered by Senator La-
Follette to re-open and investigate,
the charges of bribery and corrup-j
tion used in the election of Senator!
Lorimer. Since the action of the Sen-i
ate in turning down the charges and : fiye or gU miles from tnls c,t wagi
declaring Senator Lorimer entitled: entered by a thief early Sunday morn
to his seat at the last session of Con- ing and a quantity of merchandise
gress, the upper house of the legisla-j stoien
ture of Illinois has brought to light; "
new evidence of fraud and corrup-j
tion, and has by resolution, request-! Man 101 Years Old Fasted for C3;
ed the United States Senate to re-j Days.
open and re-investigate the charges.! La Crosse, Wis., May 22. Marion;
It seems now certain that a num- j Crabtree, of Savanna, 111., aged 101. j
ber of Senators who voted at the lastj WhQ has gone without food for 65 i
session to retain Senator Lorimer in j daySf is in a hospital here, and it is j
his seat will now vote to re-open theSaid that his chances of at least an-j
matter, and it is freely predicted i other year of life, after his remark
that the result may be different from j abie feast, are better than ever. He j
what it was before. J is the father of Mrs. Herbert Brown, j
: ja prominent society woman of Min-j
Eight Cluhmen of Salisbury Fined!
Salisbury, May 20. Charged with! j
violating the State club laws, eight j Ex-Sheriff of Cabarras County Killed !
Salisburians were convicted before) a Runaway. j
Judge B.. B. Miller in Rowan courtj Concord, X. C, May 24. Ex-Sher-!
today and fined $100 each. Those iff u w. Morison, of No. 1 Township, j
convicted included P. B. Blackwell, was thrown from his buggy just as he
F. B. Garrett, Wr. D. Bluster,- R. Luwas approaching his home late Mon-i
Myers, F. Z. Myers, Isaiah Johnson jday Tening from Concord, with such !
and Alonzo Miller. All took appeals! violence that his left side was crush-j
to Superior Court Sheriff McKin-j e(L Medical aid was summoned, but!
zie announces that other arrests will!deatn to relieve hia sufferings!
follow. The clubs raided by the sher
iff this week included the Social
Drink Club in Salisbury.
Lumber Mills Close Down.
Norfolk, Va., May 23. With slump
on the lumber market assigned as
the cause of a number of mills of
the North Caorlina Pine Association,
either closed down temporarily or ars
working on haif-time.
ADMIT TOO TO STATES
House Votes to Admit Ari
zona and New Mexico to
MUST AMEND CONSTI
TUTIONS CuUm Mtm I irt Vof cm CVtti
PnIced Amendment and the
lUgM of the People to Cuuav tlw
Original (mtitutioa When The?
Ieeni It X ecery A ti r tt Mut
Vole on Amendment Krmut ing i!e
PmtUion for ltecall of Jude .
Suw tn to the Senate.
Washington. D. C. May 23.- Thr
joint resolution admitting Ariror.a
and New Mexico to Immediate Slate-
hd1 b U"0,W,W approval of the
constitutions of both State until the
people have voted on certain projHsvl
amendments to them, paused the
Houte this afternoon by a viva voce
vote. No roll-call was demanded on
the final vote. On a preceding mo
tion to recommit the resolution made
by Republican 1-eader Mann, thirty
one Republicans voted with the Iem-
Tat8' defeatln lh ttloUon 211
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The resolution requires Arizona to
recall provision as it applies to
judges; and required New Mexico to
vote on an amendment making its
constitution more easily amendable
in the future. Neither State is re
quired to adopt the amendments pro
posed by Congress. Whether they
are approved or rejected by the pro-,
posed referendums, the constitutions
of the new States will stand finally
approved when the respective votes
have been taken.
The resolution passed in the form
proposed by the Democratic majority
of the Committee on Territories. Ef
forts were made by the Republicans
to force Arizona to vote out of its
constitution the recall of judges; and
! to give immediate ad unqualified ap
( proval to the New Mexican constitu-
I tion. Iloth provisions were rejected.
The Democrats declared hat the
proposal to force Arizona to reject
the recall was an effort to keep that
State out of the Union.
Notwithstanding this attitude, lead
ing Democratic orators bitterly de
nounced the recall of judges during
the afternoon's debate, while Repub
lican insurgents refused to join Min-
nritv I.pnrtor Mann in th nrfinnfil t n
force Ari2ona tQ ive R
Postofflcc Building and Other Build-
ings Rumed at Pactolus.
Washington, N. C, May 24.
News reached this city Monday of a
very disastrous fire which occurred
in the town at Pactolus last Saturday!
night. This town is situated on the'
Altantlc Coast Line Railroad between
Thorn vac n r inciiran ra nn av nf tho'
buildings. The origin of the fire is;
unknown, but it is thought to be the
work of an incendiary. j
The store of Mr. J. O. Swanner.i
sliiatPft fin tht Old Pnrt road nhout
neapol is, Minn. His fast was
innieted for hygienic reasons.
In about thirty minutes. While cross- j
ing the railroad bridge near his home,
the mule took fright at a dump carl
that ran under the bridge. j
Even the Socialist Party Has a Split.
Chicago, HI., May 2 4. -A campaign
was started here to-day to replace
Eugene V. Debs with Thomas Van
Lear as Socialistic Presidential candidate.
Merits K at IV !tr4 t llrt44.
to . (?l0 of tk ft lYt5jti rss.
ptUlZM t?t! jttu& Ca-tY& la
lis t' M1 t0t&e9 as
to KWt Uhu-
1 st-e it. ti.e rttsfe..k& ? ?tlt&. o?
Cttj4ed Ud r at iSte ttcsefal
A Id ?,
TTir fotr.X!tr fa fcUh "ell a
titil" otertaf f TwtTfvl fr-.1.
ed that there dtSef far of o !
Son and rr;iJiri.rs.c-4 the ?54!is
4S to lh l'Tr- f terir of te foj.
tow ins orrture to arten-i ftUti 3,
chaj ttr I of ILe roi;?-;0fi ? (ni
a fo!So s .
"Itifant 4jir, in lnffce arr r
Ktiirr?r4 and sated tf ar.4 throuctt
h-rt and ho He pU wtU S a!
ar nil othrr who rt lsc!ir.4 in
the rlcctjon of Grace an4 to are t sw
rapatiie of txrinc out ar4); c!SJ bf
the mirdttrjr of tbn Word,"
Tonight the AetuMr part?rSpte4
ill a popular CJrtlt.r In ft-lrbfatlon
of the 200th antiivrrnrj of the Klf
J a tr.es trlon of the Hlbl.
The net meetinr Ui be h!4 In
pri!iii:ts m:v homi:.
Pniitfon to t:tbUh Numnwr
White ltuM In MinneMA.
Washington, May 20. Although
President Taft does not epect to
away from Washington before Jul 1,
Maj. A. W. Hutts. his personal aide,
will leave tonight for Beverly, Mm.,
to Inspect tho President" summer
home, the Pea body cottage, which he
is to occupy this year for the f) rat
Mrs. Taft will remain in Washing
ton for a month at least on the ativUe
of her physicians in order to secure
a complete rest, but will go to Bev
erly before the President.
Tho proposition to establish the
summer White House on i-ake Mlnn
etonke, Minn., near Minneapolis, was
received with favor today by Presi
dent Taft. Representative Nye, of
Minnesota, told Mr. Taft he would In
troduce in Congress a bill appropri
ating money for a summer home
there. The President said that
while this summer'? plans had been
made, he would be glad to occupy a
Minnesota summer White House next
year If Congress and the people of
that State would provide such a
Resolutions to He-open the I x rimer
Washington, May 22. An Imme
diate investigation of sweeping scop
of the renewed charges that Senator
Lorimer, of Illinois, Is not entitled
to his seat Is provided for In two res
olutions by Senators Dillingham and
LaFoIlette, and the whole subject fig
uratively held the boards in the Sen
ate today. Senator LaFoIlette called
up his resolution and made a speech
arraigning the Illinois Senator, whom
he charged with personal knowledge
of the spending of money In behalf
of his election. Both the Democratic
steering committee and the Republi
can members of the Senate commit
tee on Privileges and flections dis
cussed the charge of corruption In
the Lorimer case, and Senator Dil
lingham, chairman of the Elections
Committee, presented his resolution
of Inquiry as a substitute for the La
FoIlette resolution. The LaFoIlette
measure provides for a renewed In
quiry into the Lorimer case by a
special committee, while the Dilling
ham measure directs the Committee
on Privileges and Elections to maUe
Nary Will Have An Electric SbJp.
'Washington, May 20. The nary Is
soon to have an electrically driven
ship when the collier Jupiter, build
ing at the Mare Island Nary Yard is
complete. The plans provide for the
equipment of the ship with turbines
which will drive dynamos, and these
in turn will turn electric motors on
the propellor shaftes. It Is estimat
ed that great economy will resclt,
particularly when the ship Is pro
ceeding at slow speeds while the usu
al operations of reversing and change
of speed can be effected much more
easily than with the direct turbine
Any farmer who was in business
in 1894 knows who gets most closely
shorn when the free-trade shears are
applied. Union Republican.
Strange as it may seem, Lincoln,
Nebraska, the home of Hon. Wm. J.
Bryan, voted "wet" the other day.
The Wilmington Star caustically re
marks that "the result, no doubt, was
due to a difference in appetites as
well as in opinions." Union Repub
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