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RALEIGH, INJ. C,
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 1012.
: , , k
hat tn the ring?
iVovier if the Democrat
st.-am roller at the Charlotte
a III. 1. . 1
ion jooKea iikc it was maae
Tv ,. n-sult of Tuesday's election in !
' .tows that the tide is swiftly1
urr.ir' aaiuBt i
- . - .. I r, I fc n m-mrx v j. . I
It appears that some politicians
tell the difference between a
band wagon and a hearse.
It doesn't seem that there is any
crrssity for holding a second Post-
Convention this year.
If the trusts haven't the Democrat
ic party in this State, then the Demo
crats should reverse the sign board.
Some of the advisors of the so-called
Taft convention preferred the toot
of the steam roller to one State tick
It does look like Kltchin might
bust one trust just to show that his
platform is not made merely to get
Those who operated the steam roll
er at the Charlotte convention will
find that it is easier to tear tear down
than to build up.
Since South Carolina has endorsed
Cole Blease for Governor, it is prac
tically conceded that Woodrow Wil
son will carry the State also.
Governor Wilson says if the Pro
gressives elect their ticket they can't
carry out their platform. That state
ment sounds funny, coming from a
Governor Wilson is now engaged
a a bitter row with party leaders In
.Yew Jersey, and the Indications are
that Colonel Roosevelt wii carry Wil
Bon's home State.
If Simmons is still a poor man,
doesn't it look like he would want
to retire from the Senate so he would
not have to work for the paltry sum
of $7,500 a year?
The News and Observer is offering
advice to the Progressive Republicans
as to what they should do. Another
case of where you should beware of
the Greeks bearing gifts.
The Democratic State Committee
will have another meeting September
19th to discuss what is a Democrat.
That question out of the way, they
may solve how old is Ann.
All the Democratic "lame ducks"
taTe been put on Wilson's advisory
committee, and the prospects are that
Wilson will be limping with them
when the campaign Is over.
Governor Kitchin's campaign man
ager says the last Democratic State
Convention was "packed." It is shock
ing to even think Democrats would
"pack" a convention.
Hon. William J. Bryan's paper says
it is a mystery to the outside world
a State like North Carolina has
tolerated Simmons so long. And it
i3 even a mystery to many who live
to the State.
If the North Carolina Democrats
are sincerely in favor of prohibition,
then it is hard to understand how
ey can vote for Wilson and Mar
snail. And if they are not for prohi
bition how can they vote for Craig
It cost the Democratic nominee for
Governor in Georgia more to get the
nomination than the office will pay.
II this man isn't owned by the trusts,
hy should he pay more for a nomi
nation than he will receive from the
government during his term of office?
Speaking of the Senatorial fight in
the Democratic camp, Kitchin's man
ner says paid newspaper articles are
being used to hide the real issues of
the campaign. Nothing new about
tbat, tor it is an old Democratic trick
to muddy the waters ana hide the
eal Issues in every campaign in this
TAFT LOSES KANSAS ELECTORS.
Judge Sanborn Denle In unction
Aked to Prohibit Roosevelt Elect
on From Being on Republican
Topeka, Kan., Sept. 6 The Roose
velt Presidential elector won anoth
er round in the legal battle to get
them off the Republican ticket In
Judge W. H. Sanborn, of the Uni-
ted States Circuit Court of Appeals,
denied the injunction asked by the
dacv to Drohibit the name of the
eight Roosevelt electors being placed
on the Republican ballot In the gen
eral election in November. The case
was argued Monday in Denver andj
the written decision of Judge San
born was received here late today.
The case was brought three weeks
ago. D. R. Hite, attorney for the!
Taft followers, went to Red Oak,
Iowa, and obtained a temporary re
MAYOR GAYNOR POOR WITNESS.
Refuses to Testify Against Police in
the Rosenthal Case.
A New York Dispatch of Tuesday
For more than two hours this af
ternoon Wm. J. Gaynor, mayor of
New York city, sat in a witness chair
at the city hail, and evaded with pic
turesque retort the attempts of
counsel for an aldermanic commit
tee to learn his views on the police
situation brought to a head by the
murder of the gambler, Herman
Three times he threatened to leave
the stand because he considered the
questions irrelevant; twice he de
nounced the hearing as a scandal
mongering excursion and often
throughout his testimony he repeat
ed the attempts to "scandalize" him
would be in vain, for he said he had
lived in the city too long and had
begun his efforts to purify govern
ment long before Emory R. Buckner,
counsel for the committee, was born.
At no time during his examination
would he admit that the police de
partment was inefficient.
A few days ago it was announced
that Mayor Gaynor would not testi
fy against the police department but
on the other hand' had denounced
some of the aldermen, who were de
manding an investigation in the Ros
enthal murder case, as grafters. The
mayor's attitude places him in a very
poor light before the public.
The Farm Improvement Department
of the Southern.
Atlanta, Ga., Sept. 7. The Farm
Improvement Department, wThich the
Southern Railway has decided to es
tablish, was organized yesterday at
the Piedmont Hotel at a meeting of
the thirty men who will make up this
department. The purpose of this de
partment as stated by President Fin-
ley is to help the farmers of the
Southeast to increase their yields per
acre and its field agents will work
personally with farmers, urging the
adoption of approved methods of cul
ture and giving them the benefit of
This department grew out of the
work undertaken by the Southern
and allied lines two" years ago in the
territory threatened by the boll wevil
in Alabama and Mississippi. It was
found that in aiding the farmers to
f fight the boll weevil, greatly increas
ed yields per acre were secured and
so successful was the result consid
ered that President Finley decided to
l extend the work of the entire terri
tory covered by the Southern Rail
way, the Georgia Southern and Flor
ida Railway, the Mobile and Ohio
Railroad, the Alabama Great South
ern Railroad, the Cincinnati, New
Orleans and Texas Pacific Railway
and the smaller lines which make up
the Southern system. The field
agents of this department will work!
personally with farmers to whom
their services are without cost of any
kind. In carrying on its work, the
Southern's department will co-oper
ate closely with the United States
Department of Agriculture, the var
ious State agricultural departments
and agricultural colleges. Headquar
ters in North Carolina will be estab
lished at Asheville and Greensboro.
WILL JOIN ROOSEVELT.
Commissioner of Indian Affairs Sends
His Resignation to Interior Depart
ment. Washington, Sept 10. Robert G.
Valentine, commissioner of Indian af
fairs, today sent his resignation to
the Interior Department to become
effective at the discretion of Secre
tary Fisher, now in Hawaii. Mr.
Valentine will join the Progressive
In a public statement explaining
his resignation, Mr. Valentine re
ferred to his desire to work in the
Progressive party as his only wish
for quitting office.
Roosevelt Enthusiasm Reach
ed its High Pitch at Saint
Paul and Minneapolis
DITS WILSON A!10 THE dosses
Say Taggart, Sol U van and Murphy j
Nominated the Governor Seventy
Thousand Minneotan Acclaim
Rooweveit as He Shows Up the!
iKe r.veryDouy wanted to see
and Hear the Colonel Traffic on
the Principal Streets Was Blocked
During His Stay in St. Paul In
dications Are That He Will Get
State's Electoral Vote.
By Angus McSween, In Philadelphia
St. Paul, Minn., Sept. 5. Roose
velt enthusiasm in the Northwest nev
er reached so high a pitch as in St.
Paul and Minneapolis to-day.
Not even when Colonel Roosevelt
visited the cities as President of the
United States and again two years
ago, when he came here after his re
turn from Africa, were there such
St. Paul was alive with enthusiasm
at 7 o'clock this morning, and thou
sands had assembled about the rail
road station when the Rosoevelt train
arrived. From then until his depart
ure to-night every street along which
he passed and the spaces around
the hotels where he stopped to rest
and to get something to eat were lit
erally jammed with people.
Sixty or seventy thousand persons
assembled at the fair grounds, where
he made his principal address, and
when he left the fair grounds and was
taken by auto to Minneapolis, a great
concourse thronged the streets and
thousands marched beside his car
cheering him, and so filling the
streets that no traffic was possible un
til the Roosevelt party had passed.
WU1 Vote For Him, Too.
These cheering thousands in the
two Minnesota cities made it very
obvious that they felt keen personal
enjoyment in having Colonel Roose
velt with him.
They wanted to see him and be
near him, and they wanted to hear
him, and those who failed to hear
him becauseit was impossible that
his voice or that of any other man
could reach to the full extent of the
crowds, were bitterly disappointed.
"Does this mean the same people
will vote for him?" a bystander was
"Will they vote for him " he re
peated. "Just give them a chance!"
The crowds in the two cities were
not made up solely from the people
of the cities. They had assembled
from all over the State; but there
was no question that the Roosevelt
popularity in the cities was little less
than it is in the rural sections. For
the windows of all the buildings
fronting upon the streets through
which he passed were crowded with
cheering men and women.
uoionei Kooseveit s speech was
rather a compendium of what he has
said heretofore than a new address.
Explains the Diff erenoes.
Most of it was devoted to that care
ful and earnest discussion of the Pro
gressive party principles, and a clear
explanation of the differences in the
purposes of the progressives from
those of the two old parties.
He criticised the Democratic party
as a boss-controlled organization and
discussed with force Governor Wil
son's utterances upon the tariff and
The Republican party stands, he
said, solely for a tariff for the bene
fit of special privilege. The Demo
cratic party stands for a tariff for
"He will get two out of every three
votes," said Hugh Halbert, Chairman
of the Progressive Committee of fifty.
"I was for Taft in the primaries,"
said H. F. Brown, a millionaire lum
berman who far fifty years has been
fa prominent citizen of the State, and
who participated in large financial
affairs, "now I am for Roosevelt.
Nothing on earth can stop him."
"I'd like to wire Taft, 'Gee, you
ought to see the crowds!" exclaimed
Cecil Lyon, of Texas, who is accom
panying the Roosevelt party.
"We're with you, Teddy! We want
"We'll put you back In the White
House!" were some of the cries dis
tinguished above the uproar, as
Roosevelt was speaking at the fair
'Nominated by Bosses.'
"The nomination of Woodrow Wil
son at the Baltimore Convention was
assailed by Roosevelt as the work of
the Democratic bosses, in the fair
ground address. In his campaign
for the Republican nomination, Col-
oaci sata use to. wereiri'nftt i nirrirm ftAntf
dethroned on after another in State
in which there were direct Presldta
"We beat Fraaklla Murphy la New
Jersey, Senator Penrose la Pennsyl
vaala and Senator Lo tinier in Illi
nois! he said, "but no Democratic
boss was beaten la his own State.
"Ia aoit of the Democratic pri
maries the vote had been against
Mr. Wilson. In most cases they
were tarried by Mr. Clark. In no
case la the primary vote was a Dem
ocratic boss beaten la his own State.
The bc-Rse of the Democratic party
were enthroned in power by the re
sult of the Baltimore Convention.
The fundamental difference between
the Democratic and the Republicaa
bosses was that the Republicaa bosses
knew that our triumph la the Chicago
Convention meant their death-knell,
and la the Baltimore Convention it
was the bosses themselves who ar
ranged the outcome, because it per
petuated their rule.
HAIXES!S FOR ROOSEVELT.
Governor and His Friends Will Work
for Progressive Electoral Ticket.
Tacoma, Washington, Sept. 10.
Theodore Roosevelt, who completed
his journey across the continent to
day when he crossed the Cascade
mountains and arrived at Puget
Sound, expressed elation tonight at
the final returns from the Maine elec
tion. Re said it was a victory for
the Progressives. "We named for
Governor of Maine the man the Pro
gressives wanted," the Colonel de
clared. "He wrote to me that he hoped
we would not make a fight against
him, that he was for me and that
he would come out for us after the
election. I have just received word
that he carried the State and that in
accordance with his promise he had
come out for the Progressive national
Secretary Hilles Wants to Purge Na
tional Committee Some More.
A New York dispatch under date
of September 10 says:
A meeting of the Republican Na
tional Committee to consider charges
of dl8lyiilty to the Taft cause which
developed against certain members of
the committee has been called for
Wednesday, September 18, at noon in
Chairman Hilles, who issued the
call today, said: "I have called the
meeting for the purpose of taking up
charges which have been made
against several members of the com
mittee who are alleged to be disloyal
to Republican principles embodied In
the Chicago platform and to the Re
publican national ticket."
Mr. Hilles declined to give the
names of the national committeemen
who have been charged with' disloy
Million and a Half Pounds of Tobac
co Sold at Kinston in Two Weeks.
A special from Kinston to Satur
day's News and Observer says:
During the month of August the
Kinston tobacco market sold just a
few hundred pounds less than 1,500,-
000 pounds of tobacco. The market
opened on the 15th, hence this
amount was sold In two weks. The
average price paid was thirteen cents,
making a total of about $195,000
paid out for the staple In the fort
night. The offerings for that month, of
course, was principally first grade
primings and the average of thirteen
cents for this grade was the highest
ever paid on the local market. On
Monday of this wek was the record
sales, with one exception, since the
establishment of the Kinston market
was made, when 175,000 pouads wers
taken ever by the buyers.
The Taft Steam Roller at Charlotte.
As to the action of the Republican
State Executive Committee In purg
ing the delegations from the various
counties, the Roosevelt followers
point out the fact that the Executive
Committee threw out the entire Har
nett delegation, although there was
no contest; and the Moore County
bunch suffered the same fate under'
similar conditions. Only two were
seated from Rutherford, these being
Taft men. In Scotland there was a
contest but the committee without
hearing any evidence ascertained
which were Taft and which were
Roosevelt men, and seated the Taft
followers. The irony of fate was il
lustrated in the case of the Wilkes
delegates. Thirty-four husky fellows
presented themselves, thirty-two for
Roosevelt and two for Taft. The two
latter, say the Rooseveltians, were
elected merely by the courtesy of
some Roosevelt men. The two were
admitted and the thirty-two turned
out. They did not take to this at an
kindly and informed the committee
that they were born in Wilkes and
had a right to represent It.
lUGiiL HiM t LCIM 1 LidlUtll
Russia, and England Joined
Other Countries to Whip
Bonaparte, But Only Par
A WOULD mil IDEATES! D
! tie greater fiMr. Marslal
Three f.rrmt llattle at licidlA0--A ermlj No 4o9m h0 4,4
Fatal Knr in the Caxnrtai latoi' an oa!4 do. lilt U
. . !
ltu4 Some Account of the Fa I
mou llecrrat From Mcmmtow to
Pari Ikaapart techroaeS aad
Placed ia Priston -IIU Uarap aad
Retnrn to Paris aa Oration.
Btlkinsvllle. N. C. Sept. . 1512.
Correspondence of The Caucasian -Enterprise.
In 1812, after much discussion.
England an' Russia made aa agree
ment to oppose the continental sys
tem or Nspoleoa Bonaparte, who
wuz awlready Emperor of France,
Italy, and Austria, though his power
la Italy an' Austria wui not yet ab
solute. But Napoleon didn't pay
much attention. He knew that each
country had a grudge against htm.
On the 29th ov May Napoleon left
Dresden to Join his amy la Eastern
Prussia, while the archbishop ov
Mechlin appeared az hlz ambassador
at Warsaw, where the re-establlah-
ment ov the Kingdom ov Poland wuz
proclaimed six days after Napoleon
had announced the opening ov the
second Polish war. Leadln the sol
diers ov France Napoleon now snter-
ed Russia, but no longer az a friend
to that country. The Russian soldiers
retreated to central Russia an' be
yond, that bein a favorite game
when Russia wuz at war. Less than
fifteen years ago, when Russia an' Ja
pan had that little misunderstand
in', the Russians advanced south awl
most to Port Arthur, the great forti
fication situated upon the disputed
territory, she then controlled the
fnr Tilt ronnlrw1 ntrl rtv (ha vim
; I" I; r
an nrpv rv lanan fr rant nra f ha
tn ,rvrvi ul tjm-.i- V. ' ATk compelled to retreat through
fort an cripple the Russian navy, but . , , . . ,
... . . - . . ' . t Thurlngla to the banks ov the Rhine.
she did both, an finally destroyed the ,At. rt . . . ,
. f n U 00. On the 20th ov October he foagbt a
otst ov the Russian navy. The Rus- . . ... . ...
lan, thCn Ko.,n o rafri, .J1 bltl HMail. By this time
7. ' " '
lure the Japanese army three or four
thousand ov miles into the heart ov
Russia, az she did Napoleon in 1812
an' wear them out by indirect war.
But the Japs knew the Russian game
uj ucait a.u uiuu k iuic, uciu ivvi i
quick for Russia at her own game,
they lured Russia by some ov the
rolL v8Lhemf8' by 1OW,n!yoke an' Joined la the fray. This
weakness. When they finally got
Russia far enough from her base ov
supplies Japan wuz no longer a weak
ling. The Russians are not cowards
but they move slowly. Hit developed (
that the Japs could go around the;
Russians two or three times while j
the slow Russian wuz tryin' to make
up hiz mind. With but one railroad,
badly managed, the Russians could
not get men an' supplies quick
enough. Japan could, an' that
caused Russia to get caught in her
own trap. Napoleon wuz a great
fiter, great In strategy: But he wuz
a long distance from home. In 1812
he didn't have fast ships, an' If he
had been blessed with that advant
age, they could not have traversed
the frozen hills an' mountains ov
Russia. But he went after them. At
Smolensk the Russians stood an'
there wuz a great battle. The French
won hit. The Russian general, Bar
clay de Tolly, fired the town an' re
treated. On September 5th the Rus
sians made another stand , at Boro
dino. Napoleon had 120,000 men,
the Russians probably more. Az
usual, when Napoleon had real fitln
to do, he made a speech to his men.
In reality three separate battles were
fought at Borodino; bloody ones, too.
Napoleon finally won. But he had
lost eight generals an' had many men
killed an wounded. When the news
reached Moscow that the French had
whipped, Kutusoff, the Russian com
mander, gave up awl hope ov defend
in' the city an' retreated at once. No-
poleon couldn't resist the temptation j
to go on an take charge ov the city.'
Awl or the soldiers gone, the inhall-j
tants awlso fled. The French soon
reached Moscow. They found that!
everything valuable an' easily moved
had been taken, but little food stuff
was in site. But the French mite
hev fared well for a time but for a
great disaster, probably brought
about by the Russians the city
caught on fire In several sections an'
the fire wuz soon beyond control,
though Napoleon an' hlz soldiers tried
every means to control an' stop the
flames. This rather unexpected dis
aster proved to be the undoing ov
Napoleon. With the city in ashes the
French leader seemed to give up awl
hope ov further success In Russia.
Then he began a retreat which took
away awl ov the credit ho mite her
had for the headway he had made.
The winter had set in with unusual
severity aa' hit wuz impossible for an
army to move la any" direction ertrt
at a great to... ltl tw&s l4
4 for Part Csf$aa4ie tie
4 1 as tar adr wfckl topti
wt t&tt4 to retreat, tl tt&4
psr4 ttl a vtsa a nrr
I t!3 lf4?y fee glvea tS-rta ft4U
j far. Tl Ftsc & ttau
its!!y trtr4 tt r4 s
J there tst but tttllm Uft U tie sy
iO food tn5 ter tsea m ?4 fr
) lor, the weatler was frft If
I tils tS&s. at nuu itff ca-
lrml!y are. To protect lie rest o
lis amy. Xspciooa pt44 epoa
jrvnf n a
after tie rear or t& casta
amy 14 croee4 a cnal&
bridge, etery msa la tie rear ganS
wui slot dowa ewept Geaerml Ney,
an that he stood lis gro&4 atoae
for some miautes, csl&g the runt ov
Its fallen comrade to repel tie pur
sut&g RussUa rossacks. Oeetrsl Ney
wut a real soldier, hardly eco&4 to
the best or the world s grest military
But Nspoleoa did aot wast any
time. He rapidly recruited 111 de
morallted bat faithful amy aa' by
the next April he was resdr to &t0
the Prussian amy which had madeaa
assault duiia hlz period ov weak
ness. But Prussia wuz aot satisfied,
aa soon fomed aa alllaac wtll the
Czar ov Rusla. Bat the combined
armies ov Russia aad Prussia wer
whipped by Nspoleoa aa' th to
t powers asked for aa amlstic for tea
f weeks. At the ead ov that time both
countries were ready for a renewal ov
hostilities. Nspoleoa may her been
surprised, for he doubtless thought
they had eaough. He had formed aa
Alliance with Denmark tn the draft
time, but hit soon became apparent
that Russia had made similar sr
raagemeats with Austria. Sweden aa'
Prussia, awl ov which countries had
suffered at the hands ov France. But
Napoleon continued on the warpath,
aa' won victories at Dresden. Lowen
burg an' Silesia. But the combined
armies soon proved too much for
France aa' Denmark. Napoleon suf
fered defeats at Qrossberen. Kati
bah, Nolendorf. Denewltz. an Wit
tenburg. He then concentrated hlz
available forces at Lelpsic aa fought
a three-day battle an' wuz defeated
i Bavaria had joined the allies who
were against France an the fresh
troops made hit still hotter for the
Preach, aa' they crossed the Rhine.
Several divisions or the French were
forced to retreat Into Holland an'
i r w t
i ueigium. ioe I'russian uenersi. iiu-
low, advanced into the Netherlands
caused England to take a hand. The
Prince ov Orange came from Eng
land an' took charge ov the Nether
lands. Wellington, the great Eng
lish fighter, soon followed with a
strong force to line up against
France. To line up against Russia,
Sweden. Austria, an Prussia wux
enough for even game France. But
to fight England an' Bavaria In addi
tion at the same time wuz more than
enough for France an' Denmark. He
now retired between the Loire an' the
Maine. About this time Bulow ap
peared with a large recruiting force
an' Napoleon wuz forced to retire to
ward Paris. The French capital sur
rendered on the 31st ov March.
The Czar ov Russia in the name ov
awl the allies declared that they
would not negotiate with Napoleon
Bonaparte nor any ov hlz family;
that they would not recognize any as
French territory except the original
limits ov France, etc.. an' Invited the
French Senate to establish a provis
ional government, which, ov course,
must leave Napoleon out ov hlz job.
The Senate acted, there bein' aothia'
else to do, an' Talleyrand aa' four
other men were selected to take
charge ov the goverameat. They de
clared the throne or France had beea
forfeited. Louis the 18th wuz re
called to the throne. Ia the mean
time Napoleon had resigned the
throne unconditionally. The allies
gave Napoleon the island of Elba to
be hlz home, hlz property. But h
wuz to Jive there virtually a prisoner
though the fact that the small island
wuz given wuz simply a mild way to
send him to prison, for the rulers or
the victorious countries knew that no
ordinary prison would hold Bona
parte he had too many friends. Aa
no prison did hold hits, for, on the
1st or March, 1815, Napoleon appear
ed at Cannes, a small town on the
French coast, ha via gotten away
from hlz prison home on the island
ov Elba after a stay ov about a year.
The first man he met after landing
proved to be an old soldier, one ov
hlz loyal troops. He recognized his
old commander fell upon his neck
with expressions or Joy. 'What are
you going to do now?" asked the old
soldier. "Raiie an army, conquer ray
enemies in France an elsewhere, and
resume my seat as ruler of France,
said Napoleon. "I will be the army,"
said the old soldier, an' hid is said
that the great fighter actually wept
(Continued on pass 5.)