RALEIGH, N. C, THURSDAY. AUGUST 31. 1911.
a f ichool book trust
l rry any more for
ntcr the mini.
will be to reforr.
V.'e are oft reminded that there Is
rooni at the top but all of us
haven't flying machines.
It ft," pears that Simmons Is not In
favor of pood roads. Probably afraid
ve other candidates would "outrun
Speaking of "hypocrisy" and "tom
myrot," how about Governor Kltch
in's position on the States anti-trust
The State has borrowed $250,000
to meet current expenses. Just an
other sample of Democratic "good
With the price of cotton coming
down and the tax assessments going
up, the farmer ia getting a pretty
bad dose of Democratic "good govern
ment." A Durham politician is going over
the State handing out the "Aycock
spirit." Possibly he thinks that will!
be a popular card in a prohibition
A special from Centralla, 111., says
Bryan will enter the ministry and
give up politics altogether. That
will probably be after he runs for
President in 1920.
If Bryan and Bobby Glenn both
give up politics and enter the min
istry for keeps, what then will the
Democratic party dej for leaders in
the State and Nation?
Trusts that have been driven out
of other States are allowed to do
business in North Carolina and to
think that "Governor Kitchin has
been asleep at the switch."
And now they say that liquor will
be an issue in the Senatorial cam
paign. Thought the Democrats set
tled that question, to their satisfac
tion, about three years ago!
It is said that Glenn will be in the
race for the United States Senate
two years hence. Wonder if he will
Tun on his private prohibition plank,
or his Sunday-school record?
Two hundred and fifty thousand
dollars is a quarter of a million, and
that is what Democratic "good gov
ernment" has borrowed in the name
of the State to meet a few little cur
The commissioners of Robeson
County have increased the tax rate
as well as the taxable value of prop
erty in that county, and the Demo
cratic tax payers are now sitting up
The Greensboro Telegram says that
all the real Democrats are for Wil-!
son for President. If all the others;
favor some other candidate, Wilson
"Kill not even be nominated, to say
nothing of his chances of election.
The Hickory correspondent of The
Caucasian says that when Aycock
spoke at Morganton some days ago
that no mocking-bird was in hear
ing, but the sound of the pistol vi
brated through the air twice during
the day, leaving at least one person
a the wounded list. And to think
this should happen within Aycock's
hearing ten years after he had "re
formed" North Carolina!
Nominate a Candidate,
NOMINATION B LAN KGood. for l,fX Votes.
THE CAUCASIAN PRIZE AND POPULAR CONTEST.
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HEATTIK IS NOW OX TRIAL.
The Prosecution Rented It Ce Ve
terday Paul Heat tic Says Henry
Ileattle, 4r., Onfeed to HJm
That He Murdered HI, wife.
The case against Henry Clay Beat
tie, Jr., charged with the murder of
his wife, is now being tried at Ches
terfield Court-House, Va.. Paul Beat
tie, a couain of the priioner, testified
that he bought the gun for the pris
oner with which Mrs. Seattle was
killed and that Henry Clay Beattle.
Jr., confessed to him afterwards that
be had killed his wife, but was sorry
that he had done so. The prosec :ion
has attempted to show that young
Beattle killed his wife because he
loved Beulah Blnford, the other wo
man In the case. The defense will
introduce testimony to-day and it will
probably be next week before the
case Is concluded.
ANOTHER XEGRO BURXED TO
While 3,000 Men Women and Chil
dren Stood by Shouting Their Ap
proval Had Attacked White Wo
man. Purcell, Okla., Aug. 24. While
3,000 men, women, and children
stood by shouting their approval, Pe
ter Carter, a negro, who had been
captured by three members of his
own race and identified as the man
who last night attacked Mrs. Minnie
Spraggins, wife of a farmer, was
burned to death on a brush pile in
the main street of Purcell at five
o'clock this afternoon. Deputy Sher
iff Hayes and Under Sheriff Farris,
who attempted to rescue the negro
from the crowd, were over-powered
and locked in the court-house.
Mrs. Spraggins was assaulted while
alone in her home one mile south of
Purcell. After the deed, the negro
set fire to the Spraggins home. Mrs.
Spraggins husband saw the flames
while working in the field and rush
ed into the house in time to rescue
his wife. She said that Carter, who
formerly worked on the Spraggins'
farm, had attacked her.
MANY PERISHJN PANIC
Twenty-Six Killed and Over
Sixty Injured in Trying to
Escape From Building
False Alarm of Fire Caused a Large
Death Toll Most of the Dead
Were Smothered and Trampled
Underfoot A Distressing Scene.
Canonsburg. Pa., Aug. 26. Twenty-six
persons were killed and over
sixty injured tonight when a moving
picture film exploded In the Canons
burg opera house.
Immediately following the flash of
the film, some persons shouted
"Fire!" There was a rush for the
exit and in a moment there was a
writhing, screaming mass of human
ity, ten feet high, in the narrow
stairway leading to the entrance of
Most of the dead were smothered.
A majority of the audience was com
posed of women and children. In
the rush for the exit, they were
thrown from their feet and trampled.
Others were thrown upon them and
those at the bottom of the human
WTien two volunteer fire depart
ments reached the theater the sight
staggered them. Those of the audi
ence who had escaped from the
building and other spectators drawn
to the scene were rushing about the
front of the building. No person, It
seemed, was making any effort to air
the struggling mass within the the
ater. The firemen pushed into the build
ing and practically threw persons
into the street '
As they regained their feet they
ran shrieking in terror about the
streets. As the firemen neared the
bottom of the pile, they began to
bring out unconscious forms of the
injured and later came the dead. The
dead were laid in a row along the
Relatives fought and struggled to
break past the" guards and reach the
SEVEN KILLED III ST0RT.1
Sundays Storm Did Consider
able Damage Alon South
pnoPEnn loss qui ueuoh
CliarlettUm Suffers the Heaviest Loas.
Houses Unroofed and Street
Strewn With Fallen Tree, Fences
and Other Debris Several Fieri
Washed Away and Harbor Filled
With Wreckage Business In Sa
vannah, Ga.f Was Tied Up on Ac
count of the Storm.
Charleston, S. C, Aug. 2S. Seven
persons known to be dead, many in
jured and property damage of more
than $1,000,000 seems to be the sum
total of the damage wrought by the
terrific storm which struck Charleston
Sunday afternon, isolating that city
from the rest of the world.
In addition to the known dead, the
Cassidy family, caretakers at the
Wappoo Phosphate Works, are miss
ing, and are believed to have been
Great relief was felt when it was
learned late today that the people on
Sullivan's Island were all safe, hav
ing been taken off by the ferryboat
Lawrence, which tied up overnight at
the Mount Pleasant wharf.
The harbor is filled with wreckage
of small boats, schoners and launches,
many piers are washed away along
the water front and in the city the
streets are strewn with fallen trees,
roofs, fences and other debris. Among
the principal buildings damaged are
the custom house, postoffice, St.
Michael's Church and the Wappoo
Fertilizer Mills. The street car, elec
tric, telephone and fire alarm systems
are entirely out of commission.
All trains tonight are leaving the
city from the old depot, the new star
tioh being entirely under water;- 2so
mail trains were operated in or out
of the city today.
At the height of the storm the wind
reached a velocity of 94 miles an hour
while the tide rose S feet or more at
the Battery, in front of the city.
Charleston, S. C, Aug. 28. As the
result of the freak storm which
struck this city and Savannah last
night and which reached hurricane
proportions, Charleston has been
practically isolated from the world
for twenty-four hours. Property
losses, it is estimated, will reach ap
Alonzo Coburn, an engineer on the
Charleston division of, the Southern
Railway, was instantly killed while
sitting in the yardmaster's office
when flying timbers crashed through
the windows and broke his neck.
A Mr. Smith, of Columbia, and a
motorman, Cutter, of the local street
railway system, we're killed and L.
D. Klintworthy, of St. Stephen's and
E. B. Hill were seriously injured,
when a trestle adjoining the Mount
Pleasant ferry collapsed. Two un
known women also were drowned
when their home was flooded before
they could escape. Several negroes
also are reported among the storm
The rainfall was more than two
inches. The disturbance was report
ed to be west of " Charleston and
working away, and Forecaster Cole
said there is no further need of fear.
The tide was something over eight
feet during the storm, three feet
short of the panic of 1893. Consid
erable damage was done by the wa
ter in the low sections of the city,
necessitating many people being re
moved from their houses. The wa
ters have caused washouts on the ap
proaches to the union station, pre
venting the use of this depot.
Great damage is feared for the rice
and sea island cotton industries by
the rise of the tide. Heavy damage
was done to these crops in the storm
of last October and another severe
blow might . prove much of a death
blow to both industries.
' The fertilizer mills also were dam
aged badly. In the city, the damage
is largely in the unroofing of houses,
blowing down of fences, toppling
over of chimneys, etc. The flooding
of premises and goods, with the un
roofing of the buildings, added to
the property losses. The water front
has suffered as it has not done since
the cyclone of 1885, when great hav
oc was wrought. A half dozen
wharves have been knocked away in
whole or part and shipping has suf
fered a good deal. ! j
Storm Ties Up Business in Savannah.
Augusta, Ga.,: Aug. 28 Passen
gers 'Who have just arrived from Sa
vannah and crews of the Central of
Georgia train say the damage from
the storm was not so great in that
city as waa Cm feared. The crest-!
iJ"r to th.cn, i, la Wire
pkttty cut off txvm all wire reaaas
ieatlsa Xo lot of Uf has rt-f
jorted. though the wreckage ftoosf!
house aJrif the water frost hat;
been extecjlve. The street are Ut
tered with debris mad all today bus!
net was at a complete standstill.
MAV MAXUFACTritK THF.IR FIU
Dt'CT. Proposition by Three State to Form
a Ten-Year Pool. Erect a Factory
and Control the tUtrley Tobacco
Outfit From Three State.
Lexington, Ky., Aug. 2. James
B. Haggin. the New York millionaire,
may become one of the moving spirits
behind the' Burley Tobacco Society
hereafter if he accepts the proposition
which President Leblus of the society
is said to have made him.
He has been asked, it is said, to
join tobacco land-owners in a ten
year pooling contract by the terms of
which the society Is to build a factory!
here to handle its own products andj
practically control the Burley tobacco
output of Kentucky, Ohio and In-j
Haggin produces the largest tobac
co crop In Kentucky.
Advertising Stamps Must Xot He
Place on Letters.
Washington, D. C, Aug. 28. Se
rious inconveniences in handling the
mails from particular localities is be
ing experienced by the postal author
ities on account of general use of ad
hesive stamps other than United
States postage stamps.
In view of the trouble experienced
from the use of the Red Cross stamps
during the last Christmas holiday
siamys suuum ue aiuicuea 10 me ad
dress side of a letter or package.
Tens of thousands of stamps now
are being used, including Panama Ex
position stamps, various State expo
siton stamps, and what are known as
the McNamara legal defense fund
stamps, authorized by the American
Federation of Labor.
TAFT SPEAKS AT BEVERLY
Will be Governed by Tariff
Board as to Tariff .
Says the Democrats Attempted to
Play Politics of the Most Irrespon
sible Character in Respect to the
Three Tariff Bills.
Beverly, Mass., Aug. 26. Presi
dent Taft began the presidential cam
paign of 1912 here today his friends
believe. In a speech that breathed
defiance, he scored the "insurgent"
members of the Republican party in
Congress and the Democrats who
combined to revise several schedules
of the present tariff at the special
session of Congress, just closed.
He singled out Senator LaFollette,
of Wisconsin, Speaker Clark and
Chairman Underwood of the House
ways and means committee as lead
ers of the attempted revision. He
indicated that he regarded the pro
posed revision as injudicious and
dangerous to business, but made it
plain that if the tariff board In De
cember reports that downward revi
sion of the cotton and wool sched-i
ules should be made, he will recom
Standing on the broad terrace of
Congressman A. P. Gardner's farm,
with Senator Lodge and other Mas
sachusetts Republican leaders, the
President addressed 500 members of
the Essex County Republican Club.
Their cheers were loud and long.
President Taft said, in part:
"The extra session of Congress was
called for the purpose of confirming
the Canadian reciprocity treaty,
which it did by a support made up
of votes from both parties. I have
no doubt Massachusetts, by both par
ties, would confirm its adoption.
"Our Democratic friends, however,
were not content to allow the ses
sion to pass with the accomplishment
of the purpose for which it was call
ed. They assisted- most of them
in the passage of the . reciprocity
bill, because they believed in Its use
fulness, and in so doing they united
with the Republican support and did
not play politics in its passage.
However, having pursued a purely
statesman-like course with reference
to reciprocity, they did play politics
of the most irresponsible character
in respect to three tariff bills, which
by uniting with certain Republicans
in the Senate they were able to pass
and prestnt to the Executive for his
"I recognize the general demand
throughout the country for a reduc-
period, Postmaster-General Hitchock haa haH t i viJAtK your P0ltsr
u j . , has had to take second place. V Tio rhansr hi rfat
has issued an order that no adhesive , ,,,,.. ,,.v. !L .vvJ cnange ni aAt U0JP
stamps except United States postage! ! V ' rJl" you et our ,!Ur ,a
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15,0 Deans Cllzr Ejitecied to Uensciiy Ssp
lenbzr 6lh at 9 P. LI Year Scalcn
Wow Would Put Yozr Favcrite UeH U? to
Hie Rcce-Gizy Itm! ticak2Sc:2
nth Extended CHer Clves teUtsfcsn JzU totrba ta h;zd Ctzztz im
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First Subscriplica To-day. Cectcbtr t 1S,C:3 Cess tl2 CZzr.
Will the candidates who have
decided not to remain la the coo
test kindly send back the receipt
books we mailed to them. Pott
age for the same will be returned.
to Wednesday. September 6, at 9' opportunity was aSard
p. m. This is done in order to give4'0 "V "J J a "elUnt putli
the candidates just entering a chance' ct,oa; b"cr ih mot
tn not In thn whit th rnnftt
is still young. Things though just
simmering are beginning to get In
teresting. You have an opportunity
own to take part in the game. It's
jolly good fun and profitable, too.
There is that piano waiting for you
if you will only make a determined
effort to win.
The Caucasian contest is the talk
I. trnlnf tn win'" la haof mnrn fr.
quently now than remarks about the
weather. Everybody is willing and
anxious to help some young lady win
one of the beautiful prizes offered
by The Caucasian.
Don't you want a $400.00 piano?
Of course you do. Well, whrt's the
answer? The answer is our Booster
Week offer; 15,000 extra votes for ev
ery subscriber, new or old, turned in
before September 6 at 9 p. m. Obey
that impulse (opologies to Life) and
start right now.
You have heard of course about
the man who said there were thirty
nine reasons why he couldn't go to
Europe. He said the first reason was
because he couldn't afford it and af-
ter that the other thirty-eight didn't
matter. There are just thirty-nine
- 1 1 U Al 1
reasons wuy juu sauutu urne auvau-
tage of our Booster Week offer. The!
first reason is you want that piano, I
and after that the other reasons'
don't count. Call around and we will
tell you about the other thirty-eight.
The voting limit has been raised
to 20,000 votes this week. Watch
the paper for the standing of your
Help her Increase
DO IT NOW.
Walked Fourteen Miles.
One of our subscribers In a west
ern county has experienced great dif
ficulty In trying to keep his files of
The Caucasian. His Democratic!
neighbors enjoy reading the paper
and he doesn't like to be unneigh
borly, but It sometimes takes him a
day to trace down his paper and get
it back home. He writes:
"I am sure that If a representative
would go into each settlement
throughout the State subscribers for
The Caucasian could be gotten, as it
shf e f?1? CfapItal- b,ut !t U
decidedly the the best paper for gen-
ea that I get among severaL
And I feel sure that where a Repub-
Hpan bwflniM Armiai-ntAd with ttiA1
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paper he cannot do without it. and
If a Democrat wants to know the
he will take it also. At least, when
I lend my Caucasian to a Democrat
neighbor and then call for It, I gen
erally find that he has seen some
thing in it so good that he has sent
it to another, and so on, until one
Sunday I walked fourteen miles In
the setlement trailing my paper, and
when I did find It, it was about worn
out. So I have about decided to
plant other subscriptions."
CUT THIS OUT.
The Caucasian Prize Voting Contest
This coupon, when neatly trimmed out. name and address, prop-
erly filled in brought or tent to the Contest Department of the Cau
casian, wul count for 100 votes.
The first one of these coupons received for any yoacj ltdy will
place her in nomination, and will count for 1,000 votes.
This coupon not good after September 19th.
Kvery mall brisga ta tiatlar Ut
term. Everywhere The CaseasUa It
hailed as the fceit weekly psptf la
the State. The co&tetta&U UU tu
they have no dlSkuily whatever U
securing iubTipUo&. More thus
half of the number of people later
viewed had Intended to subtcrlb to
The Caucasian anyway, the rt wtra
"4 K"v arx
for country weeklies and at the tan
time help some deterring young lady
win a valuable prise.
To On wide Candidate.
You have until 9 o'clock Wednes
day night to mall la your subscrip
tions so that they will count oa the
"Booster Week offr. Any Utter
mailed before 9 p. m. will count.
then he sure
The piano will be given to th
young lady securing the largest rot
in the entire territory, but in order
to equalize the chances of the several
candidates for the eight remaining
prizes, the territory has been divided
Into four diitrtcu. A diamond ring
and a gold watch will be given in
each of these districts. '
District o. 1 will comprise Wake
County, including the city of Raleigh.
District Xo. 2 will comprise Har
nett, Sampson, Johnston, Wilton and
District Xo. 3 will comprise Chat
ham, Durham, Granville, Franklin
and Nash Counties,
District Xo. 4 will comprise all that
territory In which The Caucasian cir
culates which is not Included in the
three other districts.
WDO M7 Enter.
This contest is open to all young
ladies, either single or married, who
live In the territory In which The
Caucasian circulates. It Is not even
necessary that you be a subscriber to
j Call for Letters.
Have you obtained any of the let
ters that we furnished the contest
ants to send to their friends? If not,
why not? You would Indeed be sur
prised If you only knew how readily
your friends will respond.
Xow Is the time to get them.
you have not already obtained a sup
ply, come in or write for them at
DISTRICT Xo. 1,
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Miss Xannle Banks. JV i...! 800
MUa Ame Sorrt R e J00
MIg, Ethe, SoTTeU J JJJ
MIai Anne Cuam'lafi
j - uiss uuoy iiunaicutt. It. 2. . 2.000
MUs Mary A Red(Jl8h JJJ
Ufl. A, '
Miss Levina Elsie Man gum,
. R- i---- ...17,800
Miss Hattle Watkins, R. S. . . . 1.000
Miss Pear! Scarborough, R. 1. 1,000
Miss Mamie Duke, R. 3...... 1,000
Miss Rebecca Patterson, R. 1. 1,000
Miss Katie Christmaa ...... 1,000
Miss Mattie Rhodes........ 2,400
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