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N. C.t THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER G, 1012.
For th- past week the Wake Water
r n pa: y has been the dryest thing
- ( 'a n
;,r "Democratic good
will probably be some cold
;,. r aftr the democratic Sena
al r.i Is over.
jv campaign year and it
. about time for that peni-.-
irplus to bob up again.
Democratic politician doesn't
.t!W " it in because the office
1 first and make it.s escape.
",ir ''"I'ributlon to the Wilson
l ounty that the Democrats
! : hold and save the State
now has a
I: v, hat the Democratic opponents
, il ii chin and Simons says of each
ar.ii iate are true, then
r! . ni are fit to be Senator
neither of I
senator Tillman says that Gover
;; r Hlease is a disgrace to South
( arolina. And no doubt Blease has
similar opinions about Tillman.
Senator Hen Tillman has requested
Mr. Cole Hlease to "be a decent Gov
ernor," but at the same time Tillman
has not always been a "decent" Sen
ator. The Durham Herald is of the opin
ion that the Democratic party is full
of politicians who have failed to make
od and there is no argument on
Judging from the efforts some Dem
ocrats are making to raise funds for
the Presidential contest, they are evi
dently uneasy about North Carolina's
At one time the Democrats thought
Hon. Hurke Cochran a great man and
a genius, but since he has declared
tor Roosevelt, the Democrats can see
no good in him.
Collier's Weekly thinks Senator
Simmons should be retired to private
life and refers to him as an incubus
on the party, and it might have add
on the State.
Heard a Democrat in this State say
only a few days ago that he voted
when he was only sixteen years old.
Still the Democrats will talk about
the purity of the ballot.
Senator Tillman says that Blease-
ism is not Tillmanism in South Car-
mav be so. bur nnp is
nhnnt 00 1 1 v u v v v.
about as bad as the other, which, be -
tag means that both are bad.
Champ Clark still insists that he
was entitled to the nomination at
Baltimore, which shows that Clark!
still has a sore toe and that all is not
harmonious in the Democratic ranks.
From reading only certain Demo
cratic papers in this State one might
think that Simmons is the only real
Senator in Congress, the others being
mere figure-heads. This has all hap
pened within the last six months.
Hon. William J. Bryan's paper, the
Commoner, says that Senator Sim
eons is not a true Democrat, and is
surprised that North Carolinians
nave tolerated him this long. There
are others surprised at that besides
One North Carolina politician has
contributed his first bale of cotton to
the Wilson campaign fund. If Wil
son is elected this same politico-farmer
may find that it will take his first
hale and all others to pay the ex
penses of raising it.
Some days ago it was announced
that there would be an advance in
Price on all leather goods. Some of
the Democrats said that was on ac
count of the tariff. Those Democrats
had probably forgotten that leather
is on the free list.
MILLS WUVIXC; COTTON.
Eleven and a Half Cents Look Morr
Attractive Hum 13 Cu.
(From the Wall Street Journal.)
The sharp decline In the price of
cotton the patt few days baa brought
mills again more actively Into the;
market. Up to Monday there had !
been an apparent apathy on the partj
01 spinners 10 provide a larger por-
tlon of their requirements out of the
new crop cotton contracts. But cot-;
ton looks much more attractive tc the 1
mills at 11 1-2 eonts than 13.
Mill men are keenly alive to the
importance of this decline of the sta
ple. In other words, the consuming
world Is getting Into the market be
cause it can see a good profit on 11-!
cent cotton. While spinners' takings
held up pretty well In the spring,
and early Hummer, the rise in cotton!
to above 13 cents in late July tended'
to check purchases.
Previous to this
:goous marKci tooK nine note 01 tne
decline in the price of the staple, and
business continued in large volume at
fairly retiumerative prices. The cct-jthe
ton goods primary markets are just
now quieter and undoubtedly, with
lower prices for the staple, prices of
goods will come down. Wide print
cloths are being offered at slightly ,
easier figures than a week ago. The
drop in cotton and the prospect of a
softening in prices of cotton goods is
tending to make buyers cautious and'
j encouraging them to stay out of the
! market for a time.
PARCELS POST JAN. 1
Over a Million Miles of Rural
and Star Routes Will
Articles Must Not Weigh More Than
Eleven Pounds Nor Exceed Seventy-Two
Inches in Tjenglh and
Girth New , Denomination x)f
Stamps for This Class of Mail.
Announcement has been made from
Washington that the Postoffice De
partment would be in readiness, on
January 1, 1913, to put into general
operation the recently authorized par
cels post system. ... v
The postal express business, which
must be organized within the next
four months, will extend over more
than a million miles of rural delivery
and star routes and will cover, in its
various ramifications, all systems of
transportation of parcels now utilized
by private express companies.
The details of the parcels post sys
tem will be worked out by a series
of committees composed of officers
and experts of the Department.
Postmaster-General Hitchcock gave
out the following statement in re
gard to the inauguration of this ser
vice: "First of all, must be prepared a
classification of the articles that can
be accepted for transportation by
parcels post. The law admits to the
mails practically all kinds of mer-
chandise that can be transported
safelv. including: products of the
farm and garden, as well as factory
products; provided; such articles do
1not weigh more than 11 pounds, nor
t . 0 ..B lT K,Q, ,nTlfru
land girth. The mode of packing will
j be prescribed carefully.
"The present equipment of the mail
service is not adapted to the carriage
of, such merchandise and, therefore,
new equipment must be provided. It
is likely we shall employ extensively,
hampers, similar to those used in for
eign countries, in handling parcels
"The style, size and material of
such hampers must be determined
and advertisements issued for their
"The law provides that postage on
all parcels shall be prepared by af
fixing distinctive stamps. This will
necessitate the designing and print
ing of at least a dozen denominations
of special stamps, ranging in value
from one cent to one dollar. Pro
vision for the collection on delivery
of the price of a parcel must be made.
Indemnity In Case of Loss.
"The law provides indemnification
for loss or damaged articles and
since many of the articles to be car
ried will be fragile or perishable, the
the question of indemnity is one forlease nas made itself plainly visible
"Tbe system of distance zones re
quires the employment by postmas
ters of a distinctive postal map on
which the zones represented. Sutfli
a -map already has been prepared by
the Department an darangements are
being made for the printing of about
150,000 in order that each postoffice
and postal station in the United
. States may be supplied with two cop-
; ies, A directory of all offices is being
complied for use in applying the pre
scribed rates of postage to the dis
tances shown on the zone maps.",
W02K of a srosai
Sweeps Away Life and Prop-
erty in Pennsylvania, West j
Virginia and Of io
ABOUT FORTY PERSONS KILLED
The storm Hroke Suoilaj Night Foi-
lowing Extremely ll(t Wave Sev
eral Towns I numb ted and Many
IIoum Washed Am ay The .Mone
tary Damage Will Reach Nearly
Two Million Dollars Electrical
Feature of the Stonn Wan Most
Spectacular Railroad Track for
Mile Are Swept Away.
Pittsburg. Pa., Sept. 2. As a re
cotton! suit of torrential rains last night and
eariy to-aay tnrougnout Pennsylvania
and West Virginia. thiryt-six are
Ulead and others missing. Added to
list of fatalities late to-night are
j ten foreigners at Colliers, W. Va..
' bringing the list there up to eighteen;
three at Burgettstowir, Pa., bringing
the list there up to four, and one at
Woodlawn. Pa., near this city. In
addition, others are reporter missing. t
but it is believed at midnight that
the above will probably cover the
number who met death.
At all points to-night the storm is
over. People in the various towns '
are attempting to take care of condi- on his way to St. Louis September 3.
tions caused by the flood, but are Senator Dixon declined to discuss
making little progress. Help is on the the purpose of his trip to Missouri,
way and has arrived at some points, but it was said he would meet sev
but the actual extent of the disaster . eral Missouri Democrats while in that
cannot be estimated before daylight ' State.
From reports to-night it is be- j
lieved the monetary damage will j
reach close to $1,500,000. j
11" lusa 01 me is appainiig, wmie
the i monetary loss cannot even be
estimated at this time. After a 24-j
hour period of excessivley hot weath-j
11,. i V 1. 1 J. I T'
ei, me siuim urone lasi evening, in
addition to an extraordinary rainfall,
the electrical features were most
At Ford City, a dozen houses were
washed from their foundations.
Lightning struck a score of houses,
while McGrahn, a suburb, is under
from three to five feet of water to
night. At Colliers, W. Va., nine persons
were drowned and rumor has it that
at least twenty were drowned. The
valley in which thetown is situated
was deludged by water, houses swept
from foundations, railroad tracks
torn up for long stretches and roads
were eradicated by landslides. !
The tracks of the Pan-handle Rail-
road for fourteen miles, between Bur-
gettstown and New Cumberland,!
were carried from the road-bed.
SEEKS A DIVORCE FROM LEPER
In Sensational Suit Mrs. Early Says
He Concealed Knowledge of His
Condition From Her.
Tacoma, Aug. 31. Allegations of
a most sensational nature involving
extreme cruelty are contained in the
divorce papers of Mrs. John Ruskin
Early, wife of the leper whose trans
continental flights ended in discovery
here. Early is originaly from North
Early is now a Government attend
ant at the Diamond Head Quarantine
Station on Puget Sound, where he
was removed in March this year after
a county, State and Government had
been appealed to by frightened resi
dents of the district where he lived.
His disease for the past month has
reached the easily contagious stage.
Mrs. Early, who has had the divorce
summons served on Early, has been
in a hospital since April through ner
vous prostration. Her three children,
Manley, Paul, and Loyal are also here
living in seculsion with the past com
mander of the United States Spanish
War Veterans in the care of his moth
er, Mrs. Lamaur.
Mrs. Early alleges that even after
Early knew he was a leper he tried
to conceal the knowledge from her.
The Spanish War Veterans' camp
raised $938 to buy Mrs. Early a
home, and this money will be used as
Mrs. Early chooses after her release
from the hospital.
Early acquired leprosy in the Phil
ippine Islands during the Spanish
American Wrar. The best experts in
the United States have differed as to
whether he had leprosy until the dis-
Mrs. Early, it is said, long wished
for a divorce for the protection of her
Democratic Paper Acknowledges They
Used to Vote Dead Ones There.
It is told that a man who for five
years was thought to be dead has
just turned up in St. Louis. Shucks!
We remember the political times
down this way when men who had
been dead for ten years somehow
were allowed to vote.
TO CAMPAIGN FOIl T. IL
A Ut of Well Known Strakrr Who
Will T-1 k.. . 1 - til. 1 f
Chicago. 111.. Anc 31. Senator
Dixon, director of the proireirj
j cuii)nj, lo-aay Diof Known a par
j till list of speakers who. with Colonel ;
Roosevelt and Governor Johnson, of
California, will carry the new party
propaganda through the country.
Nacae of Progressive peakir an
nounced to-day were.
Former United States Senator Al
bert J. Heveridge. of Indiana; Unit
ed States -r.a'or Mows E. Clapp. of
Minnesota; United Stales Senator
Miles Poindexter. of Waj.hington;
United States Senator Coe I. Craw
ford, of South Dakota; United States
Senator Joseph 1. Hrtstow. of Kan
sas; Co:gresman (Jeorge W. Norrii,
of Nebraska. Hamlin Garland, the
writer, and William Alen White.
'Among former Democrats who will
take the stump for the Progressive
cause are Bourke
York, and former
Cock ran. of New
of Rhode Island.
Preparatory to a trip into Missouri
arid Iowa. Senator Dixon to-day held
a conference with Judge Hen B. Lind-
sey, of Denver, who has just returned
from campaigning in Vermont; Col-
oney Cecil Lyon, of Texas, who is on
his way east to take charge of Colonel
Roosevelt's special train, and Frank
Knox, of Michigan.
It was said that Colonel Roosevelt
would make four five-minute speech-
es while crossing Southern Illinois
Joseph E. Davies, of Wisconsin,
Secretary of the Democratic Nation-
al Committee, held a conference with
National Committeeman E. O. Wood,
01 .viicuigaii, leaium me nuaiiou
in that State
STANDARD OIL INDICTED.
Federal Grand Jury in Texas Returns
True Hills Against Prominent Men
in Standard Oil.
. Dallas, Texas, Aug .29. The Fed
eral grand jury of the Northern Dis
trict of Texas late to-day returned
an indictment against priminent oil
men as representatives of the Stand
ard oil Company. The charge is re
straint of trade and commerce and
unlawful conspiracy and combination
in violation of the anti-trust laws.
It is alleged the individual defen-
dants, the standard Oil Company ana
the Magnolia petroleum Company,
conspired to destroy the business of
the Pierce-Fordyce Oil Association of
The specific offense is alleged to
have occurred June 29, 1912. The
names of the following appear in the
Calvin N. Paine, of Titusville, Pa.;
John D. Archibold, of New York;
John Sealin, of Galveston; A. C. Ebie,
of Dallas; E. R. Brown, Corsicana,
Texas; W. S. Teagle, of Jainfield, N.
J., and the Standard Oil Company,
of New Jersey, and the Magnolia Pe
troleum Company of Texas.
Couple, 108 and 73 Years Old, Ke-
siectively. Joined in Marriage.
Patterson, N. J., August 28. All
known marriage records so far as the
age of the contracting parties is con
cerned were broken here to-day when
Timothy Griffin, 108 years old, and
Lucy Wood, 73 years, were wedded
by a minister. Griffin and his bride
nominally have been married for
more than fifty years, having been
slaves on the same plantation in
North Carolina before the war, and
according to the negro man's story,
hoving entered into the connubial
state by the old slave custom of
jumping over a broomstick. Recent
ly they decided upon a religious com
munion, however belated.
TAFT FORCES APPEAL.
Will Ask Supreme Court to Reverse
Decision of Lower Court Which
Sustained Roosevelt Electors.
A Washington, D. C, dispatch of
9 u gust 30 says:
"The fight between the Taf t and
Rosoevelt forces over the Presiden
tial electors from Kansas was to-day
transferred officialy from the courts
of that State to the Supreme Court of
the United States when the record of
the case was filed In the Supreme
Court here. It will be rushed to the
printer so that the court may dispose
of the, case immediately upon conven
ing October 14 th.
"The transfer of the record of the
litigation was in response to the com
mand of Associate Justiqes Van De
vanter and Pitney, given August 6,
at New York, upon the request of the
Taft attorneys. The decision of the
Kansas courts was adverse to the
Taff followers and the main hope of
the Taft managers to procure the
electoral vote of Kansas lies in the
fight to get the Supreme Court of the
United States to reverse the State
Brief Sketch of the
Great Contest Between
France and Austria
Austrian TlMriu&hlj Dereitrd al
tvMdins tte Cui the Atsmn
Antij Into Two Irt t Wacram
ami ktorj Va TTwn A
llirh Haul in th Ui) of Territory
After Ihe I Tt-nr li-utrl4ii War in
IHiiU lKutrtir Trutlr.
Bilkinsville, N C . S-pt. 1 M : .
lorrespondence of The Cauca!an
Hnterprise. On the 4th ov July. lsOjt .the war
between France and Austria bein' till
in proKress, the French army utix
concentrated in the island ov Iobau
and hit consisted ov about llin.oo
men. This island uuz so ismatl that
there wuz scarcely room for the
troops u stand up or He down. Hut
lionaparte. the French
somethin' up hiz sleeve
the Austrians uch acception would
now me called diplomacy , Napoleon
Honaparte ordered the bridce at F-
sling, which had been destroyed bv
the Austrians, to b repaired, which
naturaly caused the Austrians to be-
lieve that Napoleon wuz Roin to cross
the river an" ko somewhere from that
town. At the same time Napoleon
wuz buildin' three new bridges for
use. Az the Austrians did no ftcoutin'
they were sadly deceived an' the main
portion ov the French crossed the
new bridges at night. The Austrian
general found hiz fortifications an'
batteries practical- useless when he
learneu tne real situation, tie wuz
outwitted again. Napoleon had sim-i
jply selected a much better positon an j
the Austrians were obliged to change;
j to a worse position than they had oc-t
cupied, though they did pretty well,
jgoin' to Wagram. Here a fierce bat-
tie wuz fought. Austria wuz no
match for France ordinarily. But al
most continuous war had "weakened
France durin' the past hundred years
j or so, an' when Napoleon Bonaparte
went on the warpath he soon caused
additional weakness, for he not only
made numerous enemies, but he
fought with so much vigor that se
vere losses were not unusual. Mas-
sena, one ov the French generals, wuzjed by the Superior Court grand Jury
soon repulsed by the Austrians, he Ion the charge of gambling. An In
havin' been severely wounded only a dictment was alo brought against
few days before an' hiz troops lackin'jthe Industrial Club "for maintaining
hiz presence at the front, did rather and permitting gambling In Its
poor work. Bonaparte wuz puzzled,' rooms."
but hiz brain wuz workin' out plans; "The names of the seven besldea
which would cause the Austrian gen-! the mayor are: L. B. Hale. L. A.
eral trouble. When the Austrians j Williamson, J. II. Slocomb. Jr.. K. K.
thought everythin' wuz comln" their! Gorham, C. N. Dunn, K. J. Lilly, and
way, hit wuz not. Mounted on ajj. B. Underwood.
beautiful white horse the great Bon-I "Instanter capiases were Issued for
aparte dashed from one position to! each one of thotw Indicted, and wer
another amid what Savary. the his- j placed In the hands of Kherlff X. II.
torian, terms a hailstorm ov bullets." iMcGreachy. The solicitor has fixed
The little warrior wuz planin. Sud-the bonds at $200 each.
cieniy rsapoieon oraerea niz main1.
army to concentrate at Wagraln, an',
az General Joe Wheeler remarked
when he wuz fitin the Spanish lnjlonable social club, situated on the
Cuba a few years ago, Colonel Teddy town's principal street. All the men
Roosevelt beln hiz right-hand man, indicted are well known to Fayette
'boys close in an' give the Yankees! vllle.
(the Spanish he meant) hell." The
French gave the Austrians somethin'
ov that kind at Wagram, hit Iz said,
for when Napoleon weakened hlz
right an left wings to concentrate a
powerful force at Wagram. unex-
pectedly, he completely surprised the
Austrians an' quickly cut through
their lines at Wagram, placing about
half ov their army on either side ov
the French, cuttin them in two at
other points at the same time. In a
few minutes the gallant Austrians
were makln' a run for hit, were com
pletely disorganized with nl earthly
chance to rally until they could put
distance bet weep themselves an the
Freich. Napoleon had outwitted the
Austrian general by sendin General
Lauriston against Wagram with one
hundred cannon. The Austrians lost
27,000 men, killed and wounded. In
this battle. The French loss wuz al
most equal. But the jnoral effect wuz
entirely different, ov course, an Na
poleon made hit so hot for the Acs -
trians that they were forced to flee In
great disorder. This battle ended
the war. In the settlement Austria
gave France much territory said to
have contained a total population or
more than three millions ov people,
who, under the terms ov the settle
ment, became citizens ot France,
that iz, subject to her laws.
In addition to the territory men
tioned above, Austria gave France
indirectly (Bavaria gettln the prize),
Sal tz burg, Berchtolsgaden, Innvlertel
an Hansruckviertel. The whole ov
Western Gallacla, part of Eastern
Gallacia, an several other provinces
awlso fell to France directly or In
directly. Austria had for years giv
en France trouble by jolnln forces
with any ov France's powerful ene
mies whenever war wuz goin on an
when France got a real gude chance
!N.w tu sua v
! fc tffitry Kaia i traVMac
?N for fcr?f frc atf.
Last; torn For ta,tatrf. Utia r4 a
r-wojU la Wrtn Csltaru.
j Afir tt rt tta Aattrta, S-
pol iw&atrt tcta to iptutm
' rI tmatu rtrr4 !ta &la
nt sot a! a. 1 taa 4
t" tmafel Joatfc. hit tf, taa
Quee ot Frasc. l!!y iaa AtrU.
for h i 1 or ttu ta m a;, a
ui h ifr ov ihm Tsat cosag&a4
la th txut brtUisa rsder a etrta.
Hut h ! d!Mt:cd
oth)& in th 0 taosej of pom
rr. Tt fhoirt rub at tf rArtn
wrrr hr Hut NSrHn nti
tutiful $fr acrS to 41wif in
lffiWr, lto. Sit Eo&vi !tr
NihiIiu tnsrried h rth-4tUke
Msria lulta of Ar.m In hit tsr
rtaire tth the t-.utlfui ItiUn no
taan. NatHlrs.n ranssol W ideN ov
marrv tne for monr y or po rr. tor to
the rulrr ot Italy tfore th
marriajje The Mmc it tru recardia
Aut ris. for he had concur rs.J h
Auvtrians In a fair f.t aftrr thai
country had taad' r;atrd attack
upm Franc, tn connection th ar
bteen France an othr countries
nhiih could M-curr the aid ov Au
tria whnerr they derltlrd fo tfctin
a r Socially and ofTclaily Njol.
win wuz much higher than elibrr ov
hiz uiven. an' he may hrv teen ttv-i
RUde for the huitband ov either, for
Napoleon wuz not a mean man. not a
cruel man. though he did rauM hit
own country to Row with blood There
are too ide to every question,
' Soon after the incident! mentioned
(Continued on pae .)
INDICTED THE MAYOR
Fayetteville Chief Magistrate
and Thirteen otvers indict
ed for Gambling
The Major ami I'hf Ot!er Submit
and Are IaH Off on Payment of
Cot Two Cams .Vol Prted and
A special from FayetteVuie, N C,
to Saturday morning'- Newt and Ob
"Mayor John Underwood and
en other prominent me nof Fafcattte-
ville were late this afternoon Indict
The indictments were brought at
the Instigation of Solicitor N. A. Sin
clair. The Industrial Club Is a fash-
Mayor and Other Head Guilty.
A second special from Fayetteville
to Sunday's New Observer says:
Five additional Indictments were
i today returned by the criminal court
grand Jury' against members of the
Fayetteville Industrial Club, the most
fashionable social organization of
this city, charging them with gamb
ling In the club romi, while seven of
the eight club members who were
Indicted yesterday appeared this
morning before Judge Bragaw and
submitted to the gambling charge.
The indictments returned today
are against C. C. McAllister. T. O.
McAllister, prominent la the lumber
business; W. F. Clayton, of the Clay-
ton Cigar Company; II. M. Pember-
Eton, a piano dealer, and J. Sprunt
Newton, a well known member of tbe
bar. The counts against Messrs.
Pemberton and Newton were nol
prossed by Solicitor Sinclair when
the cases were brought up In court.
The defendants submitting, cm
whom Judge Bragaw suspended sen
tence on paymen of the costs of the
case, were: C. N. Dane, wholesale
grocer; E. E. Gorham, of tbe Gorham
Book and Music Company; E. J. Lil
ly,, an Insurance man; A. II. Slo
comb, Jr., a naval stores manufac
turer; Joseph B. Underwood, a
broker; Mayor Joh nUnderwood, and
L. A. Williamson, secretary of the
Holt-Morgan Cotton Manufacturing
Tbe remaining defendants, L. B.
Hale, who Is clerk to the House of
Representatives' Committee on He
form in the Civil service, is In Wash
ington. C. C. Allister, W. F. Clayton
and T. G. McAllister are also out of
the city and their cases; together
with that against Mr. Hale, are con
tinued to the asulng court term.