HElC AUG ASIAN.
' RALEIGH, N. C. THURSDAY. FEBRUARY 1. 1912.
EDITORI AL BRIEFS "Kxn tTOn TO
The editor of the SrxHthfif 1 1 Jour
nal should take something for his
Corpse Ojnr,! Kje and Aked if it
Wasn't IJralnin- (Yrm.l nK-perned.
It Is not often a person com to
life after one being pronounced dead,
but thlt Is what happened In the'
case of Robert Smith, an a red resi
dent of the South Hominy pectioa ot
aura ... ,
WILOUM LUDliiU bKUUiiUir,so m cm
Colonel Watteron etoo 1 on the
burning deck whence all but him had the county.
lt bad been known for months byitffior Tlfl
; his friends that Mr. Smith was Incur- Ufc IAU1
Suppose this row in the Democratic ablv M and a8t week he apparently i
uiea ana was " a d out" and
i The UtM.tett Tlk.
Political Washington is Dis-j rmBg the pat rk the?
ieen promlscnt polIUciis.. in
cluding tie G
THE AlICIBir HISTORY
tfta rcaxUV tot Ss
cussing J Wilson-Harvey-Wattcrson
The Early Days of the French
orrr.or of a samWr
State, who hate visited ei-Preii- 1
Ik"1 X;;". 'hub;ro. ilaiamiBiaY fjfulib
nr tiAitdniriii &ji come mr de
UF auiKLYUl ; daring that they are In fa tor of the rrwdrd to IIU Ttirw ?
ranks is all in the interest of party ;
one left the death chamber. Some
hours later several persons entered
, . , ... . ltho room again and one who had
It now looks as though oodrow , helpe( tQ shroud tfae
Wilson has been "knocked into a ; that one of the arms was not In its
Hi 1'rienriw Claim He Would Accept
the Nomination. Though He U Not H1 admit that they are authorized
? . ... .... "m a, .
nomination ot the ez.Presideat and
that they are going home to work
for him. None of them, nowe'ter.
Candidate Dr. Abbott Urt0 that Co!oCel HooieteU w
I candidate, but they all fay
Savoyard, the Washington corre-
original position. He started to re-1
- wucu r. omiin openea one
eye slightly and ventured: "It's
"a yaller Democrat,
Uut that is no
w I f 1 . A a ... - f
spondent, says William It. Hearst is 'rt,H'n' ,an 1 li; All in the room
uiu pressing Dusiness elsewhere, buti
they gathered courage to return later I
and through the day listened to the
occasional remarks of Mr. Smith. The
next day he was pronounced dead
Make Statement in Xett Imuc of f h-v r,A t ttA- .
- v. mcum kui iui no. li
the Outlook Ireident Taffs ,natcd and Jted. and they are satis
.w. . . !fied tbat be cancot and will not re-
4 1,tJ,ua ,w isoose-ifug the nomination if if I. tnrA 1
4 Ik F It tt t aj ff
atty s r it 9 t& t I3t.
catry a r1 fSfcfattia, Afif tu,
fUe t. iHlf v lUt aft a.J;r
for , aaf4 tSt IUt
fern. !! ra??4 Uttt.'U rtH
trfa! arsy is r tt aa tsfti
s lo a -t? ja.
Csarlrw ta4 at fr at ti.
i. , ... ... M ii!tr le& l a T&ila arrr4
1 t El OISS, tBt fclRf 6ft kit
Had a firand T1m la Italy aad ne at lh frl or U, ract IClajr.
Nearly Cafotuml t!e Vo4rr
ilaiTBloc In the SrtenUt CVntary
lVfia Itade Cjmi1, atl Iterame
The politicians at Washington pre
dict that Congress will be in session
until dog days.
Since the Democrats have placed
their trust in money they will hardly
prosecute the money trust.
again, but his people took no chances
and did not bury him for three days, i
This time he remained dead. Mr. !
C I I V, j. . . !
ouum was seventy years oi age and!
had suffered for years with tubercu
losis. Union Republican.
The Democrats want cheaper tin
plat'. They probably want to lay in
a supply at the pio counter.
Nothing in Sight to Have a How
velt Will Make Any Effort to Get
the Nomination and Feel Confident
President Taft Will lie Renomi
nated. (Special to The Caucasian.)
Washington, D. C. Jan. 30, 1912.
The chief interest in conversation
not only on the Hill among Senators
and members of the House, but also
in every hotel and in every part off
the capital for the past week, has
been about equally divided between
the prospect of the name of ex-President
Roosevelt being presented to the
i" Ispljfe4 hit r2a. M !
ffifaated. Hut . Taaklloc, at oar
When a Hundred Thousand IWndi atarted Id cathrf a fort to tttrt tf
Soldier IHed. ' troqbU. which ror rty afr
I tll tatlifartorilly ctUlal. 1I
S? SrjSS Corre.pond.nce of The Cauc,,a.Ka . -
rmant1, i fi ?r the Pa Earl' in tfc Century CharJe. an- wh.a Tlloa &tr.
t'.mTnt K,Pra " 7 6 aml Charles Martel. the ruler or France. ; ed the diet at Ucteheim b wut ar-
statement. This means an aeiE;res-U,- .. ....1 . ... . .t,4 k ......
" " uifiauwu uRai uy a numueri
of the President's admirers In every
vi u ii i i i til irita f fill n t rv T f-rrt wt n
" VWMMVw a.va uu- f nftnnrfri" rmmtrl lv n-..
. 4 w t v . w . 9 i v fy V i
nlz alliance an protection ui ilic-
Ited by awlmott awl or the rulers or
When it comes "down to bras3
on the point instead of on the head. I
' Democrats would have very few 1 noxt National Republican Convention
; rows if they would consider what then the Republican side and the Wil
i row is about. I eon-Harvey-Watterson controversy on
! th Democratic side.
Democratic harmony doesn't stand
any more show in the nation than
Aycock's mocking birds do in North
(lucss all this row in the Demo
cratic ranks has caused Woodrow
Wilson to wish for some more of his
WANTS A SQUARE DEAL
Children in Other States Have
Better Chance for An Education
Some of them in Greensboro
thought they had caught the Demo
cratic spirit but later found out that
it was only the measles.
According to a statement accredit
ed to Col. Henry Watterson, money
and not patriotism counts with Dem
ocrats in a Presidential campaign.
"The Crooks seem determined to
elect Wilson," says the News and
Observer. But the straights are just
as determined to elect a straight Republican.
Wilson Has Lost Ground.
The net result of the discussion
I abotu candidate Woodrow Wilson is
j that he has lost ground.
! Immediately after the first an
! nouneement that Colonel Harvey, the
editor of Harper's Weekly, had ceased
; to support Governor Wilson because
A Comparison of Our Public Schools j Col aTy and lenJl Patterson
j wanted him to agree to let Mr. Thom-
With Those of Other States Shows j as F. Ryan finance his campaign, it
; caused the people from one end of
the country to the other at once to
1'p North Carolina in Bad Light
Our System Needs Revising.
In a recent issue the Biblical Re
corder calls attention to the poor sys
tem of public schools in North Caro
lina and shows how conditions could
be improved. The Recorder says that
the country boys and girls have ad
vantage of ninety-three days' school
term a year, and as a matter of fact,
many of them have only eighty days,
and in many instances the schools
are so far apart the small children
cannot attend in the wet or cold
weather. The Recorder savs:
j "North Carolina is not giving the
j boys and girls of its elementary
j schools a square deal. In proof, let
: us make three comparisons.
I "(1) Compare our schools with
; those of other States. In his Found
ers' Day address at the Greensboro
j Normal sometime ago. Mr. Clarence
I Poe stated that the average child
: outside of North Carolina has a 50
Candidate Champ Clark says he is f?er cnt bf"er chance Kfor an educa"
tion than the averaee hov or eirl in
BUt thetho Ctofj Tha qvaroiTQ lnn-tK V.
A North Carolina lawyer is appear
ing as attorney for some French peo
ple in a suit against the State Uni
versity. Is this attorney a traitor to
position. Later, facts have come out
which have much modified this view.
It now appears that Governor Wil
son accepted the support of Colonel
Harvey and Harper's Weekly when
he was a candidate for Governor of
New Jersey, and that he also accept
ed the support of of a number of
leading New York financiers during
that campaign who contributed be
tween seventy and eighty thousand
dollars to his campaign fund. It
appears that when he became a can
didate for President that he was will
ing to accept the support of the same
influences, and that Colonel Watter-;
son was appealed to by Governor Wil-!
Ul the next National Convention in
favor of his nomination.
It was pointed out to-day by an
enthusiastic supporter of President
Roosevelt that the only objection that
had been made to the nomination of
Mr. Roosevelt was that the people
vould not support him on account of
the prejudice against the third term.
Thi3 he promptly answered by saying
that the fact that no other objection
the III chose him for a protector; aa
offered to shake oh the yoke or the
Greek Kmperor, an inrest him with
the dignity ov Roman Consul. But
tefore the arrangement could be
completed Martel died in the y'r
7 41. Iliz three sons succeeded him
in rulin the country. But Grippon.
the youngest, wux only able to play
second fiddle to the other and poo a
became dissatisfied. He seUed the
arch. At th trial Utr hit duho.
etty ut proten aa he wt atr&c4
to lo hit head. Hut the Fr&?h
Kief chanjeed It to life tmprto&ett
an Bavaria wut aaneted to Kranre
He toon defeated the Hun la battle.
alo the !ta!U&. Bat the Haet
continued to afet Kreech territory
an create trouble, Cbaric tarHftl
an army into their country, tat tt
epidemic ov !cVnet ror.?; !! m
to retire before he could brlif tatat
(Continued on page S I
1B. . ...
coum De raisea against his nomina- city ov Lohoa, hlz mother idln with
uon proved bis strength and avail
ability, and he further stated that
every one knew that the only objec
tion to a third terra, so-called, was
that a president of any office should
not use his power and patronage to
secure his renomination, and that the
spirit and substance of the objection
to the so-called third term was com
pletely answered when a man was
MANCHUS TO ABDICATE
out of office and a term had Inter
vened, though it should be admitted
that the President had
This Roosevelt supporter also
pointed to the fact that there were a
3? J m ber-, fStales i oOhe Union, tliat
provided in their constitutions that
no Governor should be elected for a
him in the row. Hiz two brother!
raised a large army an" captured the
place an placed Grippon in prUon.
They awlso placed the'.r mother in a
monastery. In 746 Carlonian. the
other brother, resigned. leaSn Pepin
in full control ov France. Hlz ruel
v.-uz praised by most ov tne ancient
historians. But Childeric wuz the rnlrrlod That the Imperial Tamil
ngntim neir to tne throne. An ap-
A Meeting of the Cabinet
Today to Arrange the
peal wuz made to the Pope an' he de
cided that Childeric wuz incanable
served two, an' that Pepin ought to be continued
on account ov hiz ability to govern.
After this Childeric wuz confined In
and Prince Are to Iterelve IVn
loni of $2.iKH,RM- Twenty-One
Beheaded in Street of Mukden.
Peking, Jan. 30. It if understood
second term, and yet that in every i a short time later while
such State where a Lieutenant Gover- force an entrance into Italy. So
nor had become Governor that no j Pepin wuz still King ov France an
question has ever been raised against without a rival.
the nomination and election of such j pepin secured the submission ov
person for another term having ! th Snrnn an' latr rtm.rt nnnv
He next undertook the protection ov
Pope Stephen III against Astolphus,
a monastery for life an Pepin held j that immediate abdication of th
on , to the job, finally assuming the j throne has been decided upon, at a
title ov King. Grippon wuz Anally result of the conference between tho
released from prison an' wuz killed Krapres Dowager, Prince Chan, the
served a part of one term as Gover
nor, though having been elected as
standing on his own feet.
Speaker should remember that even
those who stand on their own feet
Don't know whether Colonel Wat
terson has made a mountain out of
a mole hill or not, but Professor Wil
son will find that the mountain is
there all right.
school term in North Carolina is 101
days, while in the entire United
States it i3 155. Japan, a heathen
country, with one-tenth of our wealth
gives its country boys and girls a
term of ten months. In North Caro-'
Una, the country boys and girls are !
The President's Friends Confident.
If! J A t A . . .
son's friends to raise a goodly sum! auust au OI inis iaiK wmcn is, or
of money, and that he did so. It also I course- interesting to all the friends
appears that Governor Wrilson did nott dna suporters oi tne administration,
Durham Superior Court granted
thirteen divorces last week. If this
condition keeps up the people will
soon be coming from Reno to North
Carolina to get a divorce.
It really looks as though the lead
ers of the Democratic party are go
ing to get together, hut what they
will look like when their friends get
them apart again is another question.
J. F. Spainhour is quoted as say
ing the preachers should get into pol
itics. If its Democratic politics Mr.
Spainhour is talking about, can't see
why he should want to drag the min
istry into the mire.
A Northern exchange refers to the
last Governor of this State as "ex
Governor Glenn,. of South Carolina."
That Northern exchange is fixing to
get into trouble with South Caro
lina, which already has troubles
enough in the form of its present
The Winston-Salem Journal thinks
the people of North Carolina might
bave "had new wine in old . bottles
and sugar plums for desert by doing
our best to raise a sweat instead of
rising "cain" most of the time."
Hush! Don't you know it is
against the law to put new wine In
W botles in North. Carolina?
getting 93 days, for the 101 days in
clude both rural and city schools.
"(2) Consider the State's distribu
tion of its educational funds. For
the benefit of the 735000 children of
school age in its borders the State
gives annually $225,000 to Its ele
mentary schools, and $604,500 to its
higher educational institutions. In
other words, out of the State Treas
ury is going more than $100 annual
ly to each student in the higher in
stitutions, about $12 to each student
in the thigh schools, and only 30 cents
for each student in our elementary
"(3) Think also of the State's
sources of revenue for its education
al work. The law-requires every man
to pay 21 cents on the $100 for State
purposes; hut out of this State fund
thus impartially collected the Leg
islature gives back unequally to the
children as above stated. Moreover,
the last Legislature ignored the need
and call of the public schools for
more money out of the State Treas
ury; for though it made ah advance
from 18 to 20 cents on the $100, this
does not come out of State fundsf but
is an extra tax levied, collected and
spent in each Individual county.
, "Manifestly, our common schools
are not getting from the State what
they deserve. We are profoundly
convinced that they should have
much more money out of the treas
ury than at present in order to have
more teachers, more competent teach
ers, better equipment, and longer
terms. , s . :
VTo the next Legislature we look
for improvement here. And thIsgood
hour Is the time for the people of
North Carolina to see that no man is
sent to Raleigh next winter who will
ignore the common, schools or refuse
to give them a square deal."
object to the support of these parties
or of other friends who were putting
up a large amount of campaign funds
until the fact began to leak out and
certain of his progressive supporters
began to protest. Indeed, the net re
sult seems to be that Governor Wil
son was in favor of accepting the sup
port of all of the people whose sup
port he now repudiates as long as
such support was kept In the back
ground. In this connection, attention has
they have, however, not only appear-
ed serene but more confident than
ever or the renomination
election Of tho PrpSfrtPnt Tha nneiJ
tion of the supporters of the Presi
dent is that while one Democratic
candidate might be stronger than an-
the King ov the Ixmbards. who had
seized the exarcate ov Ravenna an'!
wuz insistin' that he wuz the King or ;
Rome. The Pope appealed to Pepin
in person and wuz a guest at the pal-
ace for a time while recoverin' from
a serious illness. When he got well.:
he Placed the diadem on tha head or
and re- v- rrnnn v. I
gai unciion upon niz two sons, an
maae tnree princess Patricians or ,
Rome. This seems to have had the
tryin to ex-Regent, and Prince Chine, the ex-
Premier, in accordance with condi
tions laid down by the republicans,
That the Imperial family and
princes are to retain their empty
titles, reside In Pekinr or else
where at their pleasure and re
ceive anual pensions aggregat
ing 3,000,000 Ueli (J2.000.
000) and that the trantfer of
power will be effected with as
little lots of dignity to the throne
The Empress Dowager has. suns
I rooned a cabinet meeting to-morrow
j to arrange details of the abdication,
j Premier Yuan Shlh Kal. In a ttate
jment to the newspapers, aren his
t readiness to accept almost any told-
other, that yet the President would ir:: TV '"u " .TH ln which will Insure peace.
been called frequently during the past
week to the fact that Governor Wil
son has only recently become a pro
nounced progressive. That for all of
his life until he became a candidate
for President he was known as a con
servative and had the support of what
is known as the conservative interests
in this country.
Attention has been called to a num
ber of books and articles which Gov
ernor Wilson has written within re
cent years. A book which he wrote
and published on the American Gov
ernment took most conservative posi
tions. Indeed, he took the side of
capital against labor.
Governor Wilson has been one of
the greatest admirers and defenders
of President Cleveland. He has up
held arid defended President Cleve
land as being wiser than his party
and a defender of vested interests,
and has attacked all who opposed the
position that President Cleveland
took on the money question, the trust
question, and all other similar ques
tions. It has been pointed out that a man
who not only held such views, but
who wrote books and articles and
made speeches in support of the same
after having reached mature age and
essayed to be not only a speaker but
a teacher, could not suddenly change
these views, and that if he did the
public should be entitled to an ex
planation for such a change.
The newspapers and magazines are
beginning to publish extracts from
such speeches and articles by Gover
nor Wilson, and this is "only the be
ginning. Already this has turned the
rise in popular tide for the Governor
in the other direction, and many wise
politicians are now saying that if he
is nominated that this kind of litera
ture circulated all , during the cam-
with a powerful
army. Astrohphus resisted but not
for long an wuz at last compelled to
make a full surrender an agreed to
observe awl things demanded ov him
at the time. Astolphus soon smash
ed the treaty, however, an the Pope
made a second appeal to Pepin. He
again carried an army to Italy an
made things harder for the ruler ov
I that country by requirin him to pay
a heavy annual tribute to France.
Astolphus didn't lire long thereafter
an the rule ov Italy passed Into
It Was Not the "Xefcro Vote" But So- other hands an changes
called Democrats That Elected
defeat any Democrat who would be
They also express confidence that
while President Roosevelt's friends
will continue to talk for him and
work for him that Mr. Roosevelt him
self does not want the nomination
and will himself make no effort to
get it, and that President Taft will
be renominated by acclamation.
WAS WHITE MAN'S CHOICE.
South Carolina Governor.
"Governor Cole Blease was not
loaded upon South Carolina by the
votes of the ignorant negroes; no ne
gro, Ignorant or otherwise, had any
say in the matter. He's in Wade
Hampton's chair because South Caro
lina white men voting all by them
selves in a Democratic State primary
put him there."
This is the very just comment of
The Hartford Courant, and It is the
severest thing that has been read Jay
anybody about the situation of things
in Lower Carolina. , It does not re
flect so much on Governor Blease as
It reflects upon the people--the white
people of South Carolina, and if
they do not squirm under it, they are,
indeed, lost to all sense of decency
But for their votes, Blease would not
have been elected Governor of their
State; but for their votes Blease will
not be re-elected. Talk about the pri
mary system of choosing . candidates
for public office after the experiences
the people of Sfi-sth Carolina and the
people of Alabama have had with this
device of the Devil
'After voting for the pension steal,
we can't see how Champ Clark could
expect the support of any Southern
Democrats, even In his own State.
The Rowland Sun-Democratic.
The interference In the affairs ov
Italy, no matter how good the Inten
tions of Pepin, finally resulted In dis
aster to him at home, for on hlz re
turn to France he fond that the
Duuke of Acquitaine had ravaged
Burgandy. Pepin raised hlx army ax
rapidly az possible and went after
the Duke, who made a show ov fight
for a time. But he finally lost hiz
title an' hiz life. Acquitaine wux
again annexed to France. But Pepin
didn't live long thereafter to enjoy
hiz enlarged gingdom. Fever ended
hiz life in 768. On hiz tomb wuz In
scribed: "Here lies the father of!
Pepin bequeathed hlz government)
to mz two sons, Charles and Carlo-
man. The latter died In 771, leavin
Charles sole master ov France. He
lived for years. But for thirty or
more years he wuz Involved In a
ries ov wars with the Saxons an that
kept him busy. Didler, King or Lom-
bardy, seized Pope Stephen IV, an
Iter killed him, an' tried to control
Adrian I, hln successor. Adrian ap
plied to the French monarch. He
caused the capture or Didier an he
wuz brought to France. Hlz king
dom wuz dissolved an became tribu
tary to France.
In 779 Charles visited Italy. carry
In hiz two sons. He entered Rome.
The; Italians greeted Charles with a
hearty .welcome. In the presence or
the Pope he divided Prance an out-
Many soldiers were killed by the
explosion of a dynamite mine under
an imperalitt troop train, which was
proceeding from Slaokan. thirty miles
north of Hankow, to Ho-Nan. A
bomb was thrown at th Viceroy
who was traveling on another train,
but It struck the car adjoining, kill
ing a number of soldiers but not In
juring the Viceroy.
General Liang-Pi. the former com
mandant of the Imperial Guards,
who was injured on January 27th by
a bomb thrown by a Chimvman while
the General was alighting from bis
carriage at his home in Peking has
Gouged Out Eye of Their Victim.
Peking, Jan. 27. With the Throne
vacillating between abdication and
an attempt to rally the still loyal
troops to oppose the Republicans,
massacre and terrorism ruled In
Twenty-one members of the revolu
tionary council at Mukden were
seized by Imperialist, who gouged
out their victims eyes and then be
headed them In the street as a warn
ing against sedition.
Ground Hog Day Friday.
Ground hog day approaebeth. It
comes on Friday, February 2nd, and
men who pin their faith In the mys
terious animal are awaiting anxious
ly the coming of his annal visit in
order that they may get a line on the
character of the weather that is to
be. Of course, as everybody knows.
If the ground hog sees his shadow on
this day, he will return to hit lair
and spend forty days, this indicating
that the backbone of winter has not
been broken: on the other bind, that
It has been strengthened. If it falls
to see Its shadow, spring will Boon
burst from the bosom of bad weather
and winter will hare no more chills
of consequence. It is an Important
event In the annals of meteorology
or atraosphericaly tpeaStlnr, either.
Charlotte Observer. . . ,i .