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EH Ellis, a farmer of the Ml! bor
ough section of Randolph County,
committed suicide last Friday by
Mr. It- L. RIsss bee. a farmer of
Durham County, was thrown from a
buggy in Durham last Saturday,
dashed against a curbstone, and was
Mr. Richard H. Morse, an aged
man of Charlotte, committed suicide
at the State Hospital in Morganton,
Sunday evening last, by hanging
The four-year-old child of Mr. E.
B. Loughlin, of Wilmington, while
playing with matches a few days ago,
bad his clothing caught on fire and
was fatally burned.
Fred Smith, a machinist in the
SDencer shops, was seriously if not
fatally Injured a few days ago, by a j
drip pan flying off of a lathe and )
striking him in the forehead.
Dr. S. B. Kluttz, a former dentist
who had been running a livery sta
ble in Albemarle, was found dead in
bed last Saturday morning. It was
thought his death was due to heart
At a meeting of the directors of
the Alleghany and Sparta Railroad at
Elkin last week, M. G. Chatham re
signed as president and John A.
Mills, who was general manager, was
A four-year-old child, in Caldwell
County, son of Mr. Alex Tolbert,
while playing with a grindstone in
his father's yard a few days ago,
pulled it over on himself, and was
so badly injured that he died in a
John Owen, a negro, was struck
by a Southern train No. 11, March
4th, and instantly kiled. He was
standing on the track watching a
shifting engine when he was struck
The Robertson brothers, of Davie
County, who were arrested in Win
ston a few days ago, charged with
robbing a farmer of ninety-five dol
lars, were tried and are held in
bond3 of $300 each.
A branch manufacturing and dis
tributing point of the Armour Fertil
izer works of Chicago will be estab
lished in Greensboro soon. The
price paid for the site and invest
ments was about $250,00.
A double team of mules belonging
to Hardy Coker backed off the bridge
across Neuse River, near Seven
Springs Monday, drowning the driv
er and mules. Young Coker was in
the wagon, but managed to climb
As a result of a business quarrel
at Kelford, a few days ago, Joshua
Brown shot and probably fatally
wounded George D. Parker. Parker
is thirty-three years old and has a
wife and several small children.
Brown was arrested.
Two negro children, aged two and
four years, were bnrned to death
near Organ Church, Rowan County,
Saturday last. They were children
of Andrew Smith, and were left at
home while the parents were away at
The February term of court for
Rockingham County, which convened
February 26th, was adjourned on
Thursday, February 29th, on account
off the illness of Judge Daniels. The
entire civil docket has been con
tinued until the June term of court. :
Mrs. Sarah L. Thomas, one of the
oldest and most widely known per--sons
of Thomasville, was burned to
death Monday morning. It is be
lieved that she came in too close
contact with the fire in her rqom and
was too feeble to extinguish the
Benson and Numa Hill, accused
of the murder of their father in High
Point, some time ago, were acquitted
in Guilford Superior Court last
week. It is said that a pistol in the
hands of the men was discharged
while their father was struggling
with them to prevent a difficulty.
The steam laundry at Fayetteville,
owned by C. B. and J. H. Ledbetter,
was burned Sunday, with all fixtures,
laundry, etc. The Ellis Printing
Company, in the basement of said
building, was also destroyed. The
loss on laundry is estimated to be
about $12,000, with insurance of
about 50 per cent.
Last Saturday evening a white
woman was seen to get off the train
at Durham with two babies, which
were soon seen in the hands of a ne
gro woman, and a little later they
were found on the steps of the homes
of W. E. Edwin and E. K. Powe, of
that city. The children were sent
to the hospital and a search was
made for the woman, but she was not
- found. Since then it was learned
that the woman who brought" the
children to Durham was a Mrs Av
ery, "and was thought to be from
VKRY LATEST XKWS.
Wealthy Mhrvttle 5tn Hired Out to
A press dispatch sent out from
Asbeville last night says:
The Buncombe County Board of
Commissioners to-day hired out P.
II Trash, a wealthy resident of
AsheTille. who was sentenced to
erve thirty days in jail for violat
ing the prohibition laws, to his wife
Sam Sydeham, an Englishman,
working in the Southern shops at
Spencer was probably fatally scald
ed yesterday afternoon. He fell in
to a vat of boiling caustic soda.
Mr. J. X. Holding, a Prominent
Lawyer of Raleigh, Paaws.
Mr. Jesse Newton Holding, a na
tive of Wake County, and a promi
nent member of the Raleigh bar,
died yesterday afternoon after a
Farmer' Union Headquarter to be
At a meeting of the advisory com
mittee of the State Farmers' Union
held in Raleigh last night it was de
cided to establish warehouses in
many points of the State with Ral
eigh as headquarters. "The Caro
lina Warehouse, Incorporated," will
be the name of the string of ware
houses. The Carolina Union Farm
er, the organ of . the Farmers' Union,
will be moved to Raleigh about
Who Can Beat This?
Mr. G. W. Forte, of Wadesboro,
was in Raleigh last week to attend
the banquet given by State Chair
man Morehead. Mr. Forte called
around to see The Caucasian force,
and while in the office some one re
marked that Mr. Forte was wearing
the oldest pair of boots in the State.
This reporter asked Mr. Forte in re
gard to the age of the boots, and he
replied that they were made in 1872,
4 0 years ago. The boots haven't a
crack or hole in them, and Mr. Forte
says hehas not been scared out of
his boots since he has been wearing
BAD ROADS AND POLITICIANS.
The People Jlust Not Allow a Few
Politicians to Manipulate the Road
Machinery for Selfish Ends.
A few years ago Moore County
looked with envy at any section that
could afford the expensive macadam
roads, which seemed the only sort
worth while. Now this section, en
joying its own fine sand-clay roads,
sees other counties adopting the
same materials, which many declare
decidedly preferable to the macad
am. When one remembers that the
sand-clay can be constructed from
$250 to $500 a mile, while macadam
means an expense of not less than
$1,500, and usually more, the good
fortune of the sections where sand
is available is apparent. It is safe
to assume that wherever the mate
rials for the sand-clay road can be
Vi i of raacnnahlo rnt thoro will I
little more macadam road built.
Southern Pines Tourist.
Robeson has the materials for
building sand-clay roads and is rais
ing enough money, if it were prop
erly spent, to build them. This
county ought not to lag longer be
hind other counties in the matter of
good roads. Bad roads are too ex
pensive for any county to afford.
The trouble with the road mchinory
in this county is that it has been
and is, and heaven only knows how
long it will be, merely a political
football, used more with a view to
promoting somebody's political pros
pects than with a view to building
good roads. If the people will quit
letting a few politicians manipulate
the road machinery for their own
selfish ends, Robeson will have good
roads in short order. Lumberton
A Spencer Carpenter Who Makes
" Spencer has an unusual character
in P. W. Ward, an employe of the
Southern Railway Compnay, says a
correspondent of the Charlotte Ob
server. He is a carpenter by trade,
in the service of the car department
and is employed regularly in this
branch of the shops. After work
hours he spends his time in sewing
with an ordinary needle and thread,
just as any old woman would do.
For the past eighteen years he has
spent his leisure hours in this way
and during his time has done con
siderable needle work. He is now
finishing a fine silk quilt, put to
gether in small pieces In the old
fashioned way, and when completed
the work would do credit to a crack
seamstress. It is really a work of
art and it is hard to believe that it
was made by a man's hand.
Mr. Ward has a manio for needle
work and works until midnight every
night at this kind of employment.
Reports from Revenue Collector
Brown's office for last, month are
shown as follows: Lists, $1,197.91;
spirits, $750.75; cigars, $52.50; to
baccos, $435,806.28; " special tax,
$153.42; a total of $437,942.87. The
collections on tobacco now far more
than cover the loss sustained in the
collections on spirits as the result of
Vlc-President Sherman has tak
en the stump for President Taft. and
will speak in West Virginia and oth
A locomotive at the station of
Reading, Pa., exploded a few days
ago killing four persons and injur
ing the static n considerably.
It is estimated that the fire In
Ticn-Tsin. China, a few nights ago,
destroyed property to the amount of
$6,000,000. A greater loss is due to
At Greenwood, S. C, last Sunday
morning the Oregon Hotel and an en
tire block of stores were burned.
The loss was estimated at about
A supposed white man named Jim
Flynn will fight, it is said, with Jack
Johnson, the negro champion prize
fighter, somewhere out West, for the
championship, about July 24th.
President Taft last week made an
order admitting Capt. J. W. Myers,
of Jacksonville. Fla., a Confederate
veteran, to the army and navy gen
eral hospital at Hot Springs, Ark.
Winifred Anikers, the servant ac
cused of poisoning the eight babies
in the Brooklyn Nursery and Infants'
Hospital two weeks ago, has been
held for the grand jury without bail.
The Jordan bill, which had already
passed the House of Delegates, and
which provided for a State-wide pro
hibition election in Virginia, was de
feated March 2, by a vote of from 23
The Sub-Committee of the House
Appropriations has unanimously rec
ommended that the Charlotte assay
office and all assay offices with the
exception of New York and Philadel
phia be abolished.
Three persons were killed and
nineteen hurt in a wreck of the west
bound passenger train No. 35, at Ox
ford, sixteen miles from Birming
ham, Ala., Friday. The wreck was
caused by a split switch.
From returns received from the
Oklahoma State-wide primaries, held
last Saturday, forty-seven counties
show instructed delegation to the
State Convention as follows: For
Roosevelt, 283; for Taft, 70.
Rev. Walter R. Rhodes, pastor of
the Baptist Church in Onancock, Va.,
also lecturer of some note, commit
ted suicide Tuesday in a Baltimore
hotel by shooting himself. Ill health
is said to have been the cause of the
Laid out in state, with all atten
tion given a human being, the body
of a Yerkshire dog, pet of Mrs. Jas.
C. Brower, was buried in a Brooklyn
cemetery a few days ago. The dog
was seven years old and had a noted
A negro burglar entered the store
of a German1 merchant, S. Silverton,
in Jacksonville, Florida, a few days
ago, killed the merchant, fractured
the skull of his wife, and badly in-'
juring a little boy and girl, children
of the merchant.
The lunancy commission appoint-!
ed by Judge Moffett to investigate
the sanity of Joshua Raines, indicted i
for the murder Miss Eva Chambers,
near Roanoke, Va., some time ago,
adjourned Tuesday night to meet
again March 19th.
Two young women were found
locked in each other's arms in an
apartment house In an uptown dis
trict In New York last Sunday, hav
ing committed suicide by illuminat
ing gas. Notes left indicate that they
were "disappointed in love."
Ambrose Moose, the biggest man
In Pennsylvania, died at his home
at Mount Carbon a few days ago. He
weighed 525 pounds, was five feet
and ten inches in height, measured
three feet across the shoulders, and
had strength in proportion to his
Col. George Harvey, editor of Har
per's Weekly, gave a diner Satur
day night last in honor of William
Dean Howells, the writer, who was
seventy-five years of age on that day.
President Taft was a guest at the
Clarence S. Herbert, collector of
the port at New Orleans, La., has
been appointed National Committee
man by President Taft, to succeed
Pearl Wright, who sent in his resig
nation a few days ago, announcing
his allegiance to Colonel Roosevelt.
As Harry G. Welch, of Gainesville.
Fla., was preparing act as. pall-bearer
at the funeral of Dr. H. C. Spencer,
of that place, a few days ago, he was
arrested for the murder of Dr. Spen
cer. Dr. Spencer was murdered near
Gainesville, Monday, February 26.
Herman H; Anderson, cigarette
drummer aged twenty-two years of
age, is said to have had a night
mare a few nights ago in a hotel in
Newport News, Va., and jumped out
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at the window on the third floor,
. ..1 Ana
falling on tne pavexaeni "
is thought to have received fatal In
juries. There are no new developments In
the case of Mrs. Lacy Barnes, the
young woman held on the charge of
murdering a married man. who she
alleged shot himself at her home last
Monday. Anderson, the murdered
man. had a wife and fire small chil
dren. GIRL WIFE KILLS HTSIIAXD.
Sir. Walter a Harrison, in Moment
of Devpoedency. Kills Man She
Iromlsed to Love,
A special from Asbevilte to yester
day's Charlotte Observer says:
"While apparently under the in
fluence of a spell of melancholia,
from which It appears she has suffer
ed at intervals during her married
life, young Mrs. Waiter A. Harrison
shot and almost instantly killed her
husband at their home, 116 Bartlett
Street, about 7:30 o'clock this morn
ing. "When seen by a newspaper man
this morning she had come to a real
ization of what she had done as she
sat in the kitchen of her home
and indicated that she desired to
make a statement, while her
whole frame was racked with pa
roxysms of grief and excitement. She
repeated that it was in her heart
what she wanted to say, but she
could not say It, except that she did
not mean to do it and was 'so sorry.' "
DEMANDS SENATOR'S RESIGNA
TION. Mississippi Legislature Wants Leroy
Percy to Step Down and Out.
Jackson, Miss., March 5. A joint
resolution demanding the resignation
of United States Senator Leroy Per
cy was adopted by both Houses of
the Mississippi Legislature to-day.
The resolution recites an alleged
promise of Percy to resign if he
should be defeated in the Democrat
ic primary election of last summer.
Former Governor Vardaman won the
nomination over Percy in the pri
mary. Washington, D. C, March 5.
Senator Percy to-night had not re
ceived the Mississippi v Legislature's
resolution calling for his resignation
and did not care to talk about it. A
few weeks ago in the Senate he bit
terly attacked Senator-elect Varda
man, his successor, and repeated a
former declaration that he would re
sign when the Legislature convened.
ROOSEVELT LEADS IX POLL OF
Taft Shows Greatest Percentage of
Strength in the New England
New York, March 2. Returns of
a canvass made by the Newspaper
Enterprise Association, which in
cludes many influential newspapers
in the Middle West, has developed
the fact that Theodore Roosevelt is
a 2 to 1 favorite over President Taft
for the Republican nomination.
The poll made is nation-wide, and
was by means of post-cards with re
turn cards attached. These were
sent out broadcast, but so distrib
uted that every State in the Union
and practicaly every city of every
State was sounded.
That there might be no mistake in
the position taken by Republicans
replying to the questions asked, no
postal cards that bore a date pre
vious to the time that Colonel Roose
velt declared himself a candidate
Out of 54,0000 voters who ex
pressed preference, Roosevelt was
the first choice of more than 30,000.
Taft was the choice of 15,000, and
La Follette of nearly 6,000 of 15,000
and La Follette of nearly 6,000. In
every section of the country Roose
velt was shown to be in the lead.
While Taft led in some of the States,
when grouped in sections, Roosevelt
was the choice. He showed particu
larly strong in the mountain States,
and in the Sounth and West was a
2 to 1 favorite. In the New Eng
land States Taft showed his greatest
percentage of strength.
In addition to indicating that Roo
sevelt is a 2 to 1 favorite over Presi
dent Taft, the poll has also disclosed
the fact that 65 per cent of the vot
ers of the United States are progres
sives and 35 per cent are inclined to
Bonapart for Roosevelt.
Baltimore, Md.. March 2. Form
er United States Attorney-General
Charles J. Bonaparte, who was a
member of the Roosevelt Cabinet, to
day declared himself in favor of
Colonel Roosevelt's nomination as
the Republican Presidential candi
date. Mr. Bonaparte rehearsed the chief
features of the respective adminis
trations of Presidents Taft and
Roosevelt, contrasting the Republi
can defeat of 1910 with the record
of "five sucessive and notable vic
tories, In all of which his (Roose
velt's) leadership were prominent
and, indeed, decisive factors."
Mr. Bonaparte said that President
Taft has been unlucky In having no
achievement of his term tbpoint out
which can appeal to popular imagi
Mr. Bonaparte was one of the din
ner guests at the White House last
VOICE OF Tilt Kturtt.
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Z MlOO ASD SOT 1ft III UP I CK. Dat if Mr. Taft is :jCt
MAN! from North Carol! tlTM
t. win Tke This to Change Condi-! Duncan, "he Is dpal!5t M
Z North Ckroli-nnHbll.;cock la the pit.- for tb.
ran Party 3 in u-
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S I M by mr arlde
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one nay iaTocun4
la being one of the greatest men
oeioB lh nXt
that America eTer produced, tne nexi
. v ivwt Kitchln. and
l SSuToo art a i.-el." Lincoln
I JoTtor frwdom and llbertr. but
: v.i and Ob-
me greai . IT. .thln
tne greai i u
,errer) stands for almost anything
to politic lo order to keep the Dem -
ocratic party In power in orw
Again it says that Lincoln's free -
dom for all men was his mighty shlb -
boleth As I continue to read it
says that Abraham Lincoln was a ty -
plcal American, the very essence of
American life. I want to say I en-
dorse what the News and Observer
said about Lincoln, and I hope that
the day will soon come in North Car-
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Oima MUtfU C'v I J LUu "... .
America! the land of the free.
Oh! how I love thee
Let what come that may, 1 will
uphold thee. True Republican prin
ciples are Lincoln's principles, and
I am proud to say we have as lead
ers In the Republican party in North
Carolina men like John M. More
head, Marion Butler, and Thomas
Settle who uphold those principles.
But sad to say, we have men in the
Republican party who do not want
the majority to rule. They love pow
er better than principle. By their
acts ye may know them.
Freeman of the Republican party,
give honor to whom honor is due,
and the yoke of oppression will be
thrown off regardless of what the
"great I ams" in either party may
say. EVERETT T. BANKS.
Wake County, N. C.
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Have Good Party Leaders.
Dear Caucasian: i ieei impresses
somewhat to write a short letter, to
t a .ii T-i t. it. t
iei oiuer uepuuucans Know now we
Republicans in Wayne and adjoining
nn nflno faol 'TV. a no if v to itrfficr r f
ease just now tfs"to the coming nom-
inee for President. Mr. Taft is very
k v p
Dr. Woods Hutchinson, considered one of the
-y -vr-4- 1-t ! 1 1 1 a. a , . . -
. , "vL uiuuaiiL writers on modern tnerapeutics,
says: richness and freshness of color are
and vigor of circulation A rrwt
complexion exphatically comes from
within; only imitations and poor
ones at that can be painted, plas
tered or rubbed on from without.
To look well you must be well If
you want the clean, clear complex
ion glowing with the crimson of
pure blood, the bright sparkling eye
and the happy expression that
comes from vigorous healthy blood.
Buy Six Bottles for $5.00, and
Get Your Money Back if not Benefited
No akohol or other dangerous or habit forming
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Colored Linen, Percales, Gingham, Pop
lins, Galiteas, Crash Suitings, Long Cloth Cam
brics, Nainsook and Shirting Madras.
HALF PRICE SALE.
All single and odd Curtains wiir be sold at
half the original price.
Hall the Eoace BzvcZzS to Sfcsco.
wero two years ago. Ik
K U pottlns loU of biri.v,,
; Mobd. but n,!,r
' re-election as State Ch?-w '
kow. bo. all VJ
and , tb.? r
man. also want Hoa
man. We also want Hoa Ti
tie for uorernor; ai -
Marion Butler as Koomt.. .
nlng mate There it no r. J
"can flm th Mlri B
Marlon Dot 1 ,.!,,,
than Ay cock. Glenn, Ssf..
Kitchln." If Marion n.u.
i tvueom. ..WB ,.. t.
; be nom nated for ,fM
1 ina to heaTy m2;tf Rv7
' can. The people love Mr o, i
, because he has so Ion stj ?3f
. people and to the faith c: R,;n,
. can good government.
, Some of the Democrat, u,
Butlers want all. but 1 H
Lester K Butler alo oar tt:
tional Committeeman. Th
see what Is in the ButU-r, ul ijf
I determined they "fight." T?.r
aeieruiiucu mry u&ut. r.o
the men to hold the "rein "
Victory is ahead for th Rv.K,
can if we only get good Wir
Success to the Caucasian tui
our rule and guide of faith.
lewis n pate.
Goldsboro. N. C, U. K i 3
March 4, 1912.
Voters Should Read ami Think
Editor Caucasian: I)far Sir 1
closed you will find one dollar
one year's subscription for your
per from November 23, 1M1, to N
vember 23, 112. i mm it Hr.fo.
If not, correct it.
Mr. Editor, your paper i it
have taken It for several yan. m
I think that lots more rwoDle orr-
to take it and learn that cuy g
tii cm ao tneir minning; ior tis-
I X . ... n . . - t rt
nc head, we can make thiGpi 14
' m'rhty gloomy for the iVmorrvi
tiv.fhls year if the State CoriTfi!::
j Wln do it3 duty and out Mr. be
' can out oi me auonai ( oraa
man's place and put in pome on tU:
a . t r tii
; wants to eee uie nepuuwcan pin?
grow and then the party can card
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A REPUBLICAN VOTER
Randolph County, N. C.
i liow m tan us. uu soin
Purity of Blood
ask your druggist about Milam. A
blood purifier and reconstructive
tonic standing alone and without
competition. If you suspect any
other preparation of being in its
class we ask that you read the
labels. The pure food law protects
only those who read the labels.
No blood remedy should contain
alcohol a false stimulant and uric
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