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RALEIGH, N. C, THURSDAY, JUNE 22, 1911.
; h .State i ir. d-M
money? but why 5 ss
i, : , n not worry the
. r o in an does the
- - v. -
probably (S 1
Democratic o. J,
f. lh recall.
h y wiit until the c. ?r
, i.ul out there is a shorcage'
; :..' accounts.
a-.' jio new features in the
:iI rontejt except the few re-
;. ! :. bv the "visiting states-
riark says the Democrats
r nnylvania. How about;
i"i rrv tic smith I a rru
n...-...r, v..... - ,
ho named it the, "Far-J
Li.-t" bill should be ar
irying to obtain goods un-
. .. (wide in its scope. A large amount; lowers and other decorations. committee hears a farmer one mo-
u- tlM-ro has been no tataiitieb ; of material has already been obtain- Mrs. Taft was so delighted with merit, a lawyer the next, then a wo
:!,.. rax assessors, but some of , de. I te pleasure which the five thousand man suffragist, and occasionally a
;,;i better hide before tax-pay-;
, :n -s dispatch says that in the
-.ietie parade in London Satur-
umhi all question of caste was!
iside. A very easy guess!
Why haven't the Democrats offer
ed ;in amendment to the tariff bill
i-ruviding for free lumber? Wasn't
;u-h a plank incorporated in their
The Democrats have run. this State
In deht to the tune of three hundred
and fifty thousand dollars. If that's
a sample of "Democratic good gov
ernment," we want some that isn't so
The officials of Iredell must have
managed to connect with a gold mine.
They have recently hired a supervisor
of roads at a salary of $200 pea
Bryan says that Governor Har
mon is not even a Presidential pos
sibility. Even the man the Democrats
cominate will not be a Presidential
A Democratic exchange asks:
"Why continue the expense of com
missioners for opening streets after
and needs more money 'but why is
Democrats jobs, of course.
They will probably have to assure
Colonel Carr and Colonel Home that
no politics nor money will be used in
the Senatorial campaign before they
will agree to enter the race.
Speaker Champ Clark made a
speech in Pennsylvania a few days
a?o and immediately thereafter pre-
U1ea that Pennsylvania will
ocratic next time. It may he that
is mighty, but he' will not pre-
The American Tobacco Company
may wish before the case is over that
they had purchased some United
States bonds also, even if Uncle Sam
Wasn't in hard luck, just to prove
tbat tne trust had not shown any
6 editnrs nf Vi nvoi.
- - vutu lis 1 1X7
Chronicle and Statesville Landmark
re having a discussion over the snuff
afeit, whether it is increasing or de
ceasing. Think the Landmark is
t when it says the habit is now
0re prevalent at least there are
ore Democratic lieutenants sneez-
g now than ever before.
The pessimist is still " allowed to
earth 1 801216 are afraid tne
oth6 80On be over-PoPulated
com FS ,are af raid Bome Plae will
e along and Uke us off. But the
one to inflict his opinion upon
la at mother earth is fast wear-
away and the people will soon
offend Where t0 8tand
-must be one of those Demo-
C :-!e?!S Platform slippy
pm ;miii;.ts MF.ss.uii-; to con.
' Tlwl Tariff IWanl I . Iai!jr
io Report anj wuf Not Be u
Report It 1 indins Before Intern-
Washington. IX C, June 2.
a special metis to the llou-r
Keprec-ntalvc-s to:day. President Taft
Mated that the tariff board would pot
he ready to gubrait a comprehensive'
leport on wool and cotton schedules:
o fthe tariff law until l' ember 1st.
next. lie declarer the board was in
structed, when reorganized In April
lafit, to be ready to report In De
cember, and that in the meantime
it was not in a position to transmit
anything except some figures already
sent to the House Ways and Means '.
' The President's message was called
'out of a House resolution requesting
i him to transmit at once all of the in
! formation procured by the tariff;
board relating to wool and the man
ufactures, of wool. Mr. Taft Included;
j In his meassage a statement from the'
tariff board as to the status of its in-:
.raittec of the National Tariff Com-
i m i r v ;iihi hisii ;i ki pn phi iiv rnm.'
,iu .. . : . t ii..
missiuii iissiAidiiuu v mi;u leueilLiy
conducted an investigation of thejover five thousand persons were re-
methods of the tariff board. ThisiCeived by the President and Mrs.
report was highly commendatory of J Taft and 'spent the evening in the
S. 1 t. 1 1
UIO uoaru S WOrK. I
The tariff board dealares it in-con-! white House, which were most brij- 011 i'ostoftces and Postroads which is
ducting an inquiry wuich involves j Hantly illuminated w ith artistic elec- now considering various bills to es
original research work that is world- trie liehts and beautified with tlp-s tabH.-;h a nernianent narrels r.ost. Th
l his incomplete intormatlon, theuguests seemed to gather from the
i board says, "necessarily fragmentary
in character, if transmitted to Con
gress, would be not only of doubtful
utility, but actually misleading. - We
shall develop the essential facts in
relation to both the wool and the cot-
ton schedules in time for forwarding
to Congress next December; and in
this endeavor, we are not only work
ing to the limit of the present appro
priation" but to the utmost capacity
of our entire force."
EXPOSITION OFFICIALS RESIGN.
Management Have a
That Plans Will Go For-
San Diego, Cal., June 20. As a
climax to a period of unrest in the
inner circles of the Panama-California
Exposition management comes
the resignation of President U. S.
Grant, Jr., Vice-President John D.
Spreckels, Director William Clayton
and Director Joseph W. Sefton, Jr.
This action was taken following a
conference in which each expressed
as his opinion that the exposition
situation had reached such a serious
condition that some drastic action
was necessary in order to awaken the
stockholders to a'realization of it.
That the exposition plans will go
forward is the belief of those who
back up the park commission,
Spreckles contributed $100,000 to
the stock subscription fund of $1,
000,000. CORONATION SHOW DAY.
London Crowded With Visitors to
Witness To-days Great Events. ,
London, June 21. London wa
taxed to its capacity to-day. It was
coronation show day. Thousands
flocked from the suburbs to the city
west end to see the decoration and
watch the preparation for to-morrow's
great event. The day was flll
ed with interesting events. The roy
al carriages, with scarlet clad foot
men, moved to and fro conveying the
King's guests to entertainments in
their honor. The attractions includ
ed the drive of the King and cfueen
through the west end to the national
horse show at Olmpia. ,
"Sad Accident at Lumberton.
Lumberton, N. C, June 20. A
touchingly sad accident occured at
the National cotton mills, two miles
west of town, when the Wilmington
bound passenger train killed the 9-year-old
son of Mr. and Mrs. Bud
Brisson. .No one saw the accident,
but the little fellow was found lying
near the track a few minutes after
the train had passed with one leg
broken and the back of his head
crushed in. The engineer did not
see the boy, on account, it is presum
ed, of the fact ' that the weeds are
very thick near the track at the point
where he evidently attempted to
cross. There is said to have been a
defect in the hoy's hearing and this,
together with the noise of the mill
only a few feet away, caused him
ndt to hear the approaching train.
Swallowed Pine Splinter, Causing His
'. " ; Death. . '
Fayetteville, N. C, June 19. As a
result of swallowing a particle of a
pine wood splinter which he used for
a toothpick, W. B., West, of Godwin,
died in High Smith Hospital here to
day. West was brought here last
night and the splinter was removed
by an operation, i"
FOR ONE CENT POSTAGE 5
Postmaster General Favors
. . . .
Reduction in Amount raid
Pailways for Mail
DEFENSE FUR CANAL
The Superintendent Ha Announce!
Tlutt He I Heady to Hejjin Work
mi fle Canal IeferiMi Hie Sec
ond lAtrimer Investigation Heun
TueKlay President of the Harves
ter Trust t!e First Witnes! !rei-
dnt Taft's Silver Weeding yUrt
HriltSant Funcilon Kver Held at
(Special to The Caucasian.)
Washington, D. C, June 20, 1911.
The celebration of President Taft's
. .1 11.1 .
aincj wtruuiiiK at tue WUUe HOUSO
h.cr nihr u-9.fh,nM hrm.B fn,.
. ... ...
tinn ovpr bt.lfl at tha Vat nn'c nitol
niflirn ficpnt frrminrle hnpL- f
evening and the brilliantly illuminat-
ed grounds that before the reception
was over she requested the President
that the grounds be thrown open to-;
night to the public of Washington,
This will be done. The same decora-;
tions and illuminations have all been '
preserved so that all of Washington'
can enjoy the brilliant scene.
One Cent Letter Postage in Sight, j
Postmaster-General Hitchcock has
insr. announced that h has heon i
working on a schedule for the reduc-j River fel1 int0 a tub of water and
tion of railway mail pay to the fail-j was drowned.
roads that will result next year in a j The mother had gone out to draw
saving of nine million dollars, anda bucket of water, when the baby
that with this saving and 'other eco- 11 into e- tub of about seven
nomies which he has in view, that he-?-Vhes and was drowned before it
expects soon to he in a position to ad- was noticed. It was an ordinary
vocate the establishment of one-cent j lard tub wnicn easiy allowed the
For thP last' t.wAntv-fivA vpars twJ
riori Kfifln rffrri a morln in nnirlw !
v aaa. aa.v& c9 xxi.ca.u.7 a aa aa ca a xj -
ery session of Congress to pass a law
providing for a reduction of the out
rageously high prices which the Gov
ernment paid the railroads for rail
way mail service. The last reduc
tion made in the railway mail pay
was nearly thirty years ago, and
since that time freight rates and
passenger rates have been reduced
But There is a "Fly in the Ointment
There is only one thing in the an
nouncement of Postmaster General
Hitchcock which will arouse antagon
ism, and that is the suggestion that
he is in favor of . increasing the post
age rate on second-class matter in
order to make the Postoffice Depart
ment self-sustaining with one-cent
letter postage. This proposition will
be vigorously opposed by the people
generally. The fact is that this Gov
ernment should establish one-cent
letter postage whether it pays or not.
The first consideration that the Post
office Department should give the
public is the best postal service in
the world, and to furnish this service,
of course, as economically as possi
ble; but there is no sense in trying to
make this department of the Post
office Department self-sustaining any
more than there is in any other de
partment of the Government. A par
cels post would greatly increase the
revenue and be a great blessing.
, Defenses for the Panama Canal.
Wrork on building the Panama Can
al has advanced so far that Col. Go
ethals, the superintendent in charge,
has announced that he is ready now
to begin the building of the canal de
fenses. He announces that tie will
have to soon turn off thousands and
thousands of laborers who have been
on the 'work for a- long time unless
the coast defenses to protect the ca
nal are at once begun, and that with
the force that he has he can carry on
the defenses and finish them about
the time the canal is finished.
Second Lorimer Investigation Begun.
The committee appointed to re
open and re-Investigate the charges
of bribery and corruption connected
with the election of Senator Lorimer
began sessions "to-day. The first wit
ness called was Mr. McCormick,
president of the Harvester Trust,
who testified .that a Mr. HInes, one of
Mr. primer's friends, "approached
his company to contribute ten' thou
sand dollars to help make, up a hun
dred thousand dollar fund to be used
in securing' the election of 2 Senator
Lorimer. r -' '.; X 'r
Senator . Lorimer was not present
when ths witness was examined,
though it is reported that he will be
feai i9-srrow or at Atlf -
j Tte tosnsnlttee assouttce tht
;lef have efie Into tLe tnvmUcalloS:
in tarnett. asd IU prt tt snaurr:
to a conclusion a soon a jkE1j:
far the investigation iS.it tiiar thai!
f be complete and thorough. '
Hi believed ' that-tome Senators'
vho claim that they art? for rrcjpro
dty are really try ins; to defeat the
measure with amendment. Is Sen
ator Simmons one of this number?
Houm !- WtMd Hill.
By a vote of 211 to l On th il it.t-
t0day pilSl,eij Jhe W0o3ea j,,
which provide for a 20 jx-r cent duty
on wool. Twenty-four Republican
voted for the passage of the iaa.s-
ure, and on Democrat, Hepresenta-;
tive of Ohio, voted againat It.
Several amendraenta were offered?
and voted down. Just before the'
final vote Representative Payne, of
New York, offered a motion that the
bill be re-submitted to the Ways and:
Means Committee with instructions
that it await a rejxrt from the tariff
board on the woolen industry before
making final report of the bill, but
hf nintlrn u-is Int
e motion was iot.
All Favor a Parcels lnt.
Washhigton, D. C June lfi.
There is little sameness about the
hearing before the House Committee
plain member of Congress, and everv-
body says there ought to be a parcels
The discussion to-day was all in
favor of a parcels post. It ran the!
gauntlet from violets and clothes dyes
to womans suffrage and postal reve-'
nue. ' j
j'i Child Dnnvned in Tub.of Water.
Graham, N. C. June 16. This;
. morning the 18-months-old child ofj
iIr- and Mrs. Ernest Bason, of Haw?
infant to overbalance and fall into.
Tne funeral took place yesterday af-
Young Lady Killed by Lightning.
Ellenboro, N. C, June 20. The
sixteen-year-old daughter of Bud
Dobbins, a well-known farmer who
lives near Cliffside Junction, was
struck and instantly killed by light
ning during a heavy rain and electric
storm which passed over this section
this afternoon. The mule hitched to
the wagon in which Miss Dobbins was
riding was also killed.
Mrs. Taft Thanks Senate for Gift.
Washington, D. C, June 20. A
letter of thanks was read In the Sen
ate to-day from Mrs Taft In acknowl
edgment of the silver wedding pres
ent sent by Senators. The letter ad
dressed to Vice-President Sherman
"The beautiful silver tea service
which the members of the Senate
have so kindly sent us in remem
brance of our twenty-fifth anniversary
has just arrived, and I hasten to ex
press to you. -and through you to the
Senators, our deep appreciation of
"In conveying our sincere thanksJ
will you kindly add that we shall
value the exquisite gift more espe
cially aa a souvenir of the kindness
and Courtesy of the distinguished
body of men from whom It comes.
"In sending our cordial thanks be
lieve me, with kind regards, from the
President and myself,
"Very sincerely yours,
"HELEN H. TAFT."
Democratic Candidates Booming
Governor Harmon's boom for Pres
ident has been fully launched and so
has that of Governor Wilson, both of
whom are- seeking the Democratic1
Presidential nomination in 1912.
Governor Wilson' has just finished a
tour of the country making speeches,
even touching North Carolina in 4 his
"swing around." Governor Harmon
has chosen , another method and by
the use of the American Press Asso
ciation plate service has furnished
the daily and weekly Democratic
press of the country with an illus
trated page "write-up" telling of his
life and achievements and how essen
tial it would be for him to be thus
honored. Speaker Clark, is yet to be
heard from. When Congress adjourns
he might tour the country with his
mule team and give himself a boost,
with Mr. Bryan following in the
wake, last but not least, among
these Democratic Presidential aspi
rants. T ' .
KRAMER ON TIIE STAND
Tells How American Tobacco
Company Cruihcd His
HE ALSO GAVE REBATES
e Voik T4ecw Jottber TriU ihf
tVrt Ho i!m- TruJ Put Htm IHit
of ituinr.. Ttw Anterlnaa T-
ri tVtntwnjr Held M.ck Tttntoshi;
tHlirr Xttmelt ltefreiiMcittlte
Wat he,! All shlt.t JUmW by
the Wrr-Krater tt3iny mtu
Serire.1 Addree of All It V.
The case of the Ware-Kramer Co.
against the American Tobacco Co. It
still holding the boards in Federal
Court in Uaieih, and it proraUeg to
bo a continuous performance for
many days yet.
Mr. Kramer was on the stand
Tuesday and yesterday. Mr. Kramer
admitted that his company had a bo
furnished free cigarettes to jobber
and dealers and that he also gave
some other premium In ordtr to
have the dealers push his goo.! on
the market. In fact, the defease had
their Krst inning yesterday, but the
prosecution had presented o:ne very 1 aallant shier. who. after being
damaging evidence against the trust. ilh lurMlon. broke down and
Several depositions from New York gtatd that thl string had been go
have been read to the iurv. on fr year and that lu
A deposition by A. H. HUman."
former tobacco jobber, of New York.'
setting out the conditions of the to-!
bacco trade in New York under the
domination of the American Tobacco
Company, occupied some time and
the oral testimony of J. U. HardieJ
express agent and J. B. Morton.
freight agent at Wilson, was heard
as to episonagc on the part of the !ut the extent of the ahortaRe. Mr.
American Tobacco Compnay in u; "ty says hi received $12,600. bat
fight against the Ware-Kramer peo- m on believea that this will begin
pje ! to cover the amount of the abortajte.
Hilman testified that he had been j Mr- Hussey's bond U fiaed at $1S,000.
a tobacco jobber in New York forty-j -Mr- Htissey not only made a con
one prior to the coming of the Met-1 fesslon. but he alao conveyed to the
ronolltan Tobacco Comnanv to New! ve"y item of property that
York and that since the formation
of this company he and 250 other
jobbers had gone out of business be
cause it was impossible to maintain
a trade with the American Tobacco!
fnmnnnv'a trnnd rnnwnf ratprf In thfi
hands of the Metropolitan for com- K"M Supfel?el CoW??y
petition. He said he established large decUlon rrohb,tl lrJ
trades with a number of independent subsidiary concerns of the .Standard
manfrtrr-nnri tmt Mrh tim!011 Company, of New Jersey, from
the manufacturer would be boughd
up by the A. T. Co., and the trade.
he had worked up would pass to the
Metropolitan Company. He testified
that at the beginning of the war be
tween the independents and the A. T.
Co., the latter had about 60 per cent
of the Greater New York trade and
that now it has fully 90 per cent. In
his judgment it Is impossible for a
jobber to be successful in handling
independent goods in the tobacco
trade and that the concentration of
the A. T. Co., goods in the hands of
Metropolitan Co., had driven practi
cally all the independent jobbers out
The cross examination of Hilman
brought out the fact that he did busi
ness as an Independent jobber, pre
ferring to handle the Independent
goods and that he is now In the to
bacco business as a small manufac
turer and maker of. snuff; also that
he is now being sued by the American
Tobacco Company for infringement
of a trade-mark.
J. R. Hardie, express agent at
Wilson, testified that when the
Ware-Kramer Co. shipped goods
through the Southern Express that
representatives of Wells-Whltehead
Company, then a part of the Ameri
can Tobacco Compnay, would come
with note-book and take the address
es of the Ware-Kramer goods; that
he took to packing the goods on thes
trucks with the addresses turned ln
so that they could not be seen ndfuiature tut cannot be said to be in
thta then Wells-Whltehead employes
would go to the trucks and turn the
packages about so as to get the ad
dresses. He testified that finally he
wrote a note to M. Carter, manager
of Wells- Whitehead Company, and
gave him to understand that if this
were not stopped there would be se
rious trouble. Carter replied that he
would see that there was no further
trouble, and there was no more.
Freight Agent J. E. Morton, of
Wilson, testified, that the Ware- Kra
mer Company and the Wells-Whltehead
factories were both close by
the freight depot at Wilson and that
the Wells-Whltehead Compnay's peo
ple could see when Ware-Kramer
Company was making shipments and
that they would send men out to the
freight shed with note-books to write
down the addresses of the goods be
ing shipped by the Ware-Kramer Co.
Asheville is in danger of loeing its
attraction for summer visitors. The
mercury went up to 92 there Sunday
and the oQcers are destroying all
the booze. ' Better be careful. Shel
by Aurora. " . '
riMriin tniMip snnw:
fct Mat I wml iflMOft
a4 UUI ttma tU&fc
J TarStt. Jte II
tfcard t4 Sfe4 iS.is Tarfca aVvf;.
nfoa lUtt aa
At t 0fUi Mr, Han ia
to!4 a ssaii ttal osi!4 aftf
djsc-r. !q h) h a oa a;.
the nicg of Ir.her, to a
rKm Ab trtl a Jitol hot.
villi up ltrr diflo!
her uftxbriju huta& J tyt&c roa
Ub a wound throat!; hit fccal Tti
ball had tntere! jutt above teta
fle and fame out Jut taW of th ear
on the other lde. Phyaklasa er
aent for, but they could do nothiac
For year be had b-n lb aom
modatlnK cahicr of the Itank of Tar
. The motiv for the suicide b-ra:c
known about I o'rlwk, jut about
the time Mr, Hart died
As Hank F.xamiT Iknjghton dr
ed Info the book. h legaa to find
etstrli tht needed explanation Of
thi he asked Braaton Huejr, th
was glad It wa& all over, that ho
knew the crash would come and bo
was glad that the upene was or.
Solicitor Alljsbrooka, appriaed of
this confession, awore out a warrant
for Mr. ' Hufiaey and had him bound
over to fonrt- At tbU
i . i
There are all klnda of iieeulatlona
Kaunas Supreme Court iue Injunc
tion Against Oil Trut,
Topeka, Kansas. June 15. Tho
"combining to atlne competition."
The three companies against which
the suit was brought are the Stand
ard Oil Company of . Indiana, the
Standard OH Company of Kansas, and
the Prairie Oil and Gas Company.
Each of these companies Is char
tered in Kansas to produce, purchase
and otherwise secure crude oil, to re
fine it and to market It.
No one of the companies has been
doing all thlc, according to the find
ings. On the contrary, each has been
working aa part of a system.
The defendant companies are en
joined from owning stock in each
other. They are enjoined from sell
ing petroleum products cheaper In
on part of the State than In anoth
er for the purpose of driving out
competition, and from making con
tracts with any person to cause such
person to refrain from selling oil In
Colored Reform AsftorUtioo Hold
Sleeting In Winston.
Winaton-Salem. N. C. June 20. A
largely attended mass meeting of ne
groes was held last night in the in
terest of the formation of a branch
of the Colored Reform Association of
North Carolina, which has a plot of
3 CO acres of land in Mecklenburg
County, with a school building where
about a dozen boys are cared for. The
association was chartered by the Lez
actual operation yet. C. II. Watson,
of Charlotte, manager of the school,
and Grace Coins, head of tha Hope
Day Nursery of this city, spoke, last
night, as did also Dr. Geo. C. Clem
ent, of Charlotte, editor of The Star
of Zlon, and J. S. Lanier, a lawyer of
this city. Leading men of the State
have given their hearty endorsement
to the,enterprlse. . - "
Bridegroom Shoot Serraaders, Kill
! log One.
West Orange, N. J., June 20. A
party of farm folks gathered early
this morning under the windows of
J. Walter Force, a young bridegroom
in Livingston, to give ' the bridal
couple "Shlvaree,"; were welcomed
with loads of bock-shot. Walter
Llvingith, a serenader, fell mortally
wounded. Hugh Porter Is seriously
New President of Portgusl.
Lisbon, June 21 Anselzno Braanv
camp .was elected President of the
Republic of Portgual by tho constitu