RALEIGH, N. C, THURSDAY. OCTOBER 31. 1012
If Woodrow Wilson wins, there is
the people lose.
IL( number that next Tuesday is the
to vote ior voionei uooseveu ior
If Mr. Craig isn't the trusts cau
date for Governor, he has failed to
pro i ace any eridence to prove an
The Shelby Star charges that even
Kitchin's are off tho Democratic
platform. Well, as a matter of fact,
who is on?
.Since Simmons has voted for Re
publican measures, will he be eligi
ble to vote for himself in the Sena
torial primary next Tuesday?
.Simmons' campaign managers in
Durham County are accusing Gover
nor Kitchin of political trickery. And
to think they are all Democrats!
The Democratic State Executive
Committee has now fixed It so that
even the Democrats who have the
scratches may vote in the Senatorial
If the Democrats should win again
in this State, how does the public
know that the Democratic leaders
would not again mortgage the State
to the corporations?
The New York Herald's poll in the
Presidential race, published Sunday,
shows that Wilson Is iosing strength
and that Roosevelt is gaining. Let
the good work go on.
The Albemarle Chronicle hits the
nail on the head when it says if Sim
mons and Kitchin have told the truth
on each other, that neither is fit to be
United States Senator.
Cole Blease, Governor of South
Carolina, is now urging the voters to
support WTilson. We felt confident
something would happen to give Wil
son's candidacy a set-back.
The Wilmington Star says when
Colonel Roosevelt gets on his feet
again it means more trouble at Ar
mageddon. No, it means trouble for
all who do not stand at Armaged
don. Democratic Chairman Webb says
the State will go Democratic this faH
by 75,000 majority. If it does it
will be by the grace of the Demo
cratic poll-holders, and not by the
voters, and that will bring on more
In his speech at Albemarle Gover
nor Kitchin - said there are six or
seven hundred more prisoners in the
"pen" now than before. Which is
only further evidence that crime is
on the increase under "Democratic
Judge Parker says he was aston
ished when told that Thos. F. Ryan
had contributed nearly a half-million
dollars to the Democratic campaign
fund when Parker was running for
President. Guess Parker waa aston
ished that Ryan should have told it.
Senator Simmons manager is daily j
sing remarks of Senator Vance to
7 to half-soleSimmons record in
the Senate, but Mr. Simmons' man
aSer has not yet told his Democratic
friends that Senator Vance said Sim
eons was not fit to hold any office
his speech at Carthage a few
days ago Governor Kitchin is report
ed to have said he was not making
an attack on the personal character
Senator Simmons but gave his
dlence to understand there was
ground for such an attack should he
desire to make it. It is now Simmons'
Thos. K. Woody has an advertise
ment in the Wilmington Star stating
hat the Chairman ofthe Democratic
Convention, a Simmons man, was
nominated for the State Senate by
e solid support of the one hundred
r more blind tigers then in Wil
fcmgton. This Senatorial fight is
Some Cf the DemnPrnta foil
on each other.
COL. ROOSEVELT SPEAKS AT
MADISON SQUARE GARDEN
The Immense Audience Cheered and Waved Ban
dannas for Forty-Two Minutes Before Roose
velt Could Begin His Speech Last Night.
It Was Col. Roosevelt's First Public Appearnce Since the Attack Made on Him
in Milwaukee Was Greeted by an Overflow Crowd and the Streets Were
Blocked for Three Squares His Speech a Summary of the Progressive Plat
form Made no Mention of His Wound and Showed no Physical Evidence of
the Shock Johnson and Straus Spoke first.
New York, Oct. 30. Showing no
physical evidence of the shock of his
attempted assassination in Milwau
kee October 14, Colonel Theodore
Roosevelt to-night faced for an hour
and twenty minutes a Progressive po
litical rally which gave many thou
sands of his fellow New Yorkers a
chance to accord an uproarious wel
come. For forty-two minutes after his en
trance into the crowded Madison
Square Garden, Colonel Roosevelt
stood at the edge of the high speak
er's platform, unable to make himself
heard above the immense din of
cheers, songs and band music.
"We Want Teddy."
His gestures to the crowd for sil
ence served only to intensify the
noises, and when after twenty min
utes of cheering Colonel Roosevelt
determined to begin his speech the
immense audience was swung off into
another period of cheering by the be
ginning of the chant:
"We want Teddy."
"We want Teddy."
Colonel Roosevelt then refused to
sit down or to leave the rail that
edged the flimsy platform. Senator
Dixon and Governor Johnson urged
him to be seated, but he maintained
his standing position throughout the
entire demonstration; and when op
portunity finally came for him to be
gin his speech, he began it with a
request to the police to maintain or
der. Given Strict Attention.
The attention and silence that
greeted the address by Col. Roose-
velt was as marked as the demonstra-;
tion that preceded it. At the first at-j great chorus of yells greeted the can
tempts to interrupt with applause the didates as they appeared upon the
Presidential candidate motioned im- platform, and it was 8:20 before Sen
peratively with his left hand for sil-' ator Jos. M. Dixon, chairman of the
ence; and he accompanied this ges
tude with a shake of the head, which
made the crowd understand his de
sire to be allowed to speak without
interruption. The immense garden
was crowded to its doors and thou
sands of persons were turned away.
1 Governor Hirain Johnson, Progress
ive candidate for Vice-President, and
Oscar S. Straus, candidate for Gover
nor of New York, preceded Colonel
Voice Full and Clear.
Colonel Roosevelt adhered to the
text of his prepared speech, without
changing scarcely a word throughout.
His voice was full and strong, pene-
BEGGED JURY FOR LIFE
South Garolina Minister Pleads
Guilty to Griminal Assault
on Three Girls
Was Former Superintendent of the
South Carolina Odd Fellows Home
Trial Game to a Sensational Close
by His Sudden Confession Will
be 'Electrocuted December 20.
Greenville, S. C, Oct. 26. Found
guilty of criminally assaulting three
little girls in the South Carolina Odd
Fellows' Home, of which he was su
perintendent, the Rev. Thurston U.
Vaughn, once prominent as a minis
ter, will pay the penalty of his mis
deeds with his life.
The trial was brought to a sensa
tional close when Vaughn broke
down and confessed. He named two
other victims in addition to those in
cluded in the indictment. The jury,
out but four minutes, made no rec
ommendations of mercy.
"The motion for a new trial was
over-ruled by Judge Purdy and the
prisoner. was. sentenced to electrocu
tion in the State Prison at Columbia
on December 20." i
Tears streamed down the face of
Judge Purdy, named by Governor
Blease as special judge for this trial.
Many jurors, court officials and spec
tators alike made no pretense of hid
ing their tears, as Vaughn, pale and
broken, acknowledged his crime.
trating to the extreme corner of the: form that the intervention of the
amphitheatre. His right hand, be-1 band was necessary to enable Cover
cause of the wound in his right side, ' nor Johnson and Mr. Straus to bern
was scarcely movea m gestures, ai-
though he tapped with emphatically Colonel ravh ta , (reads Senator Simmona Interview of
several times upon the railing. He At 9-15 rlll i August 15, 1912. in reply to charges
gestured vigorously with his Iett!tlBn S' Ward- clark'8 campaign
arm throughout his speech. The 1 " "V?88? t1hroun ! manager, that the Senator had been
crowds about Maldson Square Garden hfK , eerlnKbbylnK the islature of North
i inai WnpfPaton tna hall a rt A V. w . . Y. -i u i . .
orderly, but the police exer-f
cised extreme care. Six men were
arrested during the evening within! As ne came UD onto the platform
and without the hall for refusing to! through the rear stairway the Garden
obey the strict orders as to open!became a bedlam of sound and a
alaloe artA ncralntt nvor.Prr.wHln rr ThTma9s Of Waving COlOr. With & broad
scenes in the neighboring streets and
squares were such as only big politi
cal demonstrations call forth. Col.
Roosevelt, when he arrived, was
strongly guarded, and although the
flashlight men got a picture or two!11) nIs effort to bring the crowd to
it was from a distance, for no oneoraer
was allowed to approach when the
Colonel left his automobile. He was,
escorted into tne Duiiamg Dy way 01
a ure-escttpe uuu ien me uuuumg uj
the same route.
Johnson and Straus Speak.
A crowd that jammed Madison
Square Garden from door to roof and
overflowed through three blocks of
surrounding streets greeted, the lead
ers of the Progressive party at the
mass meeting marking the first pub
lic appearance of Colonel Roosevelt
since the attack made upon him in
Milwaukee, October 14.
Governor Hiram W. Johnson, can
didate for Vice-Presidnt, and Qscar
S. Straus, candidate for Governor of
New York, spoke to the immense
crowd before Colonel Roosevelt
reached the hall.
A sea of waving bandanas and a
national committee, could gain order
and present Mr. Straus as the first
Mr. Straus spoke but a few min
utes. He declared Roosevelt, when he
appointed him Secretary of Com
merce and Labor, had told him to
"tilt the balance in favor of human
ity." Crowd Cheers Roosevelt Pictures.
The crowd was entertained nearly
two hours with moving pictures of
the Roosevelt western tour. Cheers
greeted every appearance of Colonel
Roosevelt on the films and the cheer
ing swelled to such proportions when
the speakers appeared on the plat-
When court opened this morning and Observer would say, of good gov
there was no intimation that the ac-j ernment. We hope Mr. Graves will
cused would make a confession. His tell the people in his speeches when
attorneys had fought stubbornly
since the beginning of the case to
break down the strong evidence
ClUiCU UJ CiiC (IIUOCVUUUUD ItlUS , cocuicu Uj li-lc gjrauu J 111 J III LUIS
girl witnesses. county for illegal voting. Incldent-
Immediately after court opened to- j ally it would be well for him to ex
day attorneys of both sides consult-' plain why he has not already sent
ed, resulting in an agreement to let ( bills of indictments against them
Vaughn confess in an effort to save long ago.
his own life and that the case would We have been informed that, from
go to the jury without argument. ' the best evidence obtainable, not less
"I have acted devilishly, I have than one hundred and twenty-five il
acted shamelessly,' began Vaughn.
"The devil tempted me and I have
He pleaded eloquently, but vainly,
with the jury to save his life.
Vaughn begged the jury to spare :
his life, not so much for his sake asf
for his wife and little daughter.
.Neither Mrs. Vaughn nor her!
daughter were in court to-day, though '
f7 !! TUhe fCVed SlnCel
nidi uiieueu. no was ior many
years superintendent of the First
Baptist Church Sunday-school, one"
of the largest and most fashionable!
In this city. He was a ministerial
student and frequently occupied pul
pits of churches in and around
He owns considerable
Democratic Solicitor Has Failed to
Draw Bills Against Men to Grand
Jury for Illegal Voting.
Winston Union Republican.
We notice that Solicitor Graves is
hillpri tr malra enmo eTao'H oo In fffa
county, in the interest, as the News
an9wopln V uwubm;taroiina in me interest or the rail -
! 8mlIe the Colonel stepped forward
ana waved his hand In salute. The
cheers grew in volume. His gestures
for the crowd to be seated intensified
the noise. He insisted unon standing
demonstration for the Colonel
: lasted forty-two minutes.
a request to the police to keep order
in the hall, began speaking. His
speech was a summary of the princi
ples of the new party, a declaration
that these principles are not new, and
an insistence that the party's plat
form has been made clear. No men
tion of h's wound or of his absence
from the campaign was made.
Was Guarded En Route.
So as to have ample time to rest
after his trip from Oyster Bay, ben
fore his speech-making task of the
night, Colonel Roosevelt left Saga
more Hill by mid afternoon and
reached New York at 5:40 o'clock.
From the train he went at once to
the home of Dr. Alex Lambert in
East 31st street, near Madison Square
Garden. The Colonel and Mrs.
Roosevelt too kdnner with Dr. Lam
bert and remained there until the
hour for the meeting. After dinner
Dr. Lambert dressed Colonel Roose
velt's wound and pronounced him in
fit shape for his evening's work.
Colonel Roosevelt, accompanied by
Mrs. Roosevelt, went by automobile
from Sagamore Hill to the station at
Oyster Bay. They made the trip to
New York in a private car under the
protection of three detectives.
The police and the private detect-i
ivefc retained to protect Colonel
Roosevelt, took every precaution for
his safety. Policemen were scatter
ed along the way from the station to
Dr. Lambert's house and there ware
a dozen men on guard while thel
Colonel was within.
he is going to draw bills of indict-!
. ments in the interest of good govern-
de-jment against the men who have been
legal votes were cast in this last elec
tion. As the courts are the only pro
tection an honest man has against an
j illegal voter, we hope some voter will I
remind Mr. Graves of this at each !
of his appointments so he can explain
this matter if he should forget it.
HON. MARIOX BUTLER WILL
Will Address the Voters of
Sampson County1 at Clinton
Saturday, November 2.
Ex-Senator Marion Butler will
address the voters of Sampson
County at Clinton on Saturday,
Nov. 2. This speech will end the
campaign in Sampson and a
large crowd will be in Clinton
Saturday to hear Mr. Butler dls-
cuss the Important issues in the.
. ... .
1IOLTOX AT TflK IUT.
I TTe lHtrirt .lU-narwy Itr-pUt to Foe
j d c;t mm a o oswcvtir
; Stf Mrkine lUrrrU oC NU to
(The Union Republican.) 1
I Mr. Kdltor: Mr. Gilbert T. Steps-
j enwn. Chairman of the Democratic
County Executive Commute of For-
sytb County, in the Dally Journal, of
thia city, of Sunday, felt It tacuns-'
bent upon him aa Chairman of the!
Democratic County Executive Com
mittee to make a reply to what ! had 5
Raid about the unjutt discrimination j
; in rreicnt rate practiced against;
; North Carolina.
The Republican State platform de
I mands that these unjuat discrlmtna
tione cease. The Democratic nlat-
form is silent. Mr. Thornxs Settle,
the Itepublican candidate for Cover-
nor. has been charging from the
) stump that the Democratic organUa-j
jtlon has gone into details with the
railroads and other big Interest
whereby they have secured financial Ul man. althouch the reports In clr
and In the way of political contribu-. culation during the nlcht were grt-
uons, ana as an evidence of this he
roaas in wnich the Senator admitted
that the Democratic organitatlon had
been receiving financial aid from the
railroads. Mr. Settle has also shown ( not respond aa rtMidlly as heretofore
that these deals between the rail-' to remedies.
roads and the Democratic organiia- Close friends of Mr. Sherman ad
tion have brought a condition upon mit that his condition Is very srrtous
the people of North Carolina now al- and that he has had sinking spella at
most intolerable. He has called the j times during the iummr.
attention of the people to the declara-' The Vice-President re&llxea the
tions of Governor Aycock'a last public precarious nature of hli illness and
utterances, written Just before and; sometime ago agreed not to under
published after his death, referring take any campaign work or other du-
to these discriminations, wherein the i ties that would tax hU trngth.
1 1 . ...
uuveruursaia tnac "we can never i
change these conditions by seeking!
Mr. Settle has further shown that.
in May and June, 1910, when the'
Interstate Commerce bill was before!
Congress dealing with the dlscrimi-l
nation in freight rates, and the Hey
burne amendment was under consid
eration, provided that the railroads I
snouia not cnarge more for a short!
haul than for a long one over the
same lines of road, which amend
ment would have given the State this! vacancy upon tho ticket,
much desired relief. Senator Over-! No one here professes to know
man introduced an amendment there- j whether the Chicago convention spe
to which left the matter to the Inter-! clflcally provided for such an emer
state Commerce Commission, thereby! gency. The report of the 1908 con
destroying its effect, and that Sen-j vention does not appear to show that
ator Simmons voted for a substitute 9Ucn a provision waa made and the
that did destroy its effect. j stenographic report of the convention
Mr. Settle has further charged that' thIa year has not yet been printed,
the Corporation Commission of North Should a vacancy occur on the Re
Carolina, with full power to bring j publican ticket either before or af
sult, employ counsel and to rectify j ter election, some Republican leader
these wrongs, has failed to exercise I to-day argued the elector would hart
its power in the Interest of the peo-Pwr to vote for any candidate for
pie of the State. He has further ! Vice-President they might choose,
charged that the Democratic Leglsla-! Presidents were admitted to be lack
ture cf North Carolina has been the ing, but it was declared only party
subservient tool of the railroads. I discipline and honor had In the not
trusts and other corporations, rail
roads, trusts, and other corporate
interests. He has further charged
that the Governor of the State has
gone back on his pledges In this re
spect, and has offered ample proof to
sustain his allegations.
The Republican headquarters has
issued circulars, and these circulars
have been published in the newspa
papers of the State, showing that
the Democratic organizations, while
pledging their party to relieve the
people from these unjust discrimina
tions, have not even attempted to
give this relief.
Notwithstanding this, the Demo-
cratIc Ieadera of Stat;"naT7
denied the same but left it t M
Stephenson to defend these attecks
Mr. Craig even declining to meet Mr.
Mr. Stephenson, In his interview,
condemns his own Corporation Com
mission when he states that the city
of Winston, through its Board of
Trade, was compelled to institute a
suit against the Norfolk and Western
Railroad to relieve our people from
the unjust discrimination in coal
rates. When this suit should have
r , . VU 'u'fllluu
Commission of North Carolina, th.
tioara or Trade of Winston found it-i
self in such a condition that in order!
the influences of the railroads em-!
ployed a Republican, MaJ. J. E. Alex
ander, without assistance, to repre
sent them, and through his services,
Mr. Stephenson says, the city of Win
ston secured a reduction of coal
rates from $2.10 to $1.80. " By this
we understand that the Democratic
lawyers of this city were so tied up
with the railroads that their services
were not desirable.
The Southern Manufacturers As
sociation last February appealed to
the Corporation Commission to Join
them in a suit before the Interstate
Commerce Commission against the
railroads for relief against this In
iquitous discrimination in freight
rates which they said "threaten the
very existence of the furniture Indua
( Continued on page 5.)
JAS. S. SHEIL1AN DEAD
The Vice-President of United
SUtes Died Ust Night
After Long Illness
mS FALIILY ALL PCESDfT
He 114 tWvsi Htaklag Star llfeHy
Morning awaul 114 !Wm rcMs
clous Html of ih Day lesUh
Wiui From I'rtMfaSc IV4na. Qasjawfl
by Bright' !Hmw Ur4 by
IIU AorUue asxS VTaus Oa of
Xslioa'i lYomiaeat Men.
utlca. N. Y.. Oct. 21 Altrmt&f
rumor regarding the condition cf
Vice-President Sherman lnneenc4
his physician. Dr. F. N. Peck.o 1mm
.the following bulletin to-4av:
j "Vice-President Sherman Is a terr
. if exasperate. .ir. rtnertnan was
sitting up yesterday, and be wUe4
about the house from room to room,
His condition is bad. it Is true, bnt I
; don't apprehend any immediate
j It was reported from the residence
of the Vice-President this afternoon
j that his condition remains such aa to
cause apDrehenslon and that he does
Causcm Much Speculation.
Washington. D. C. Oct. 28. Ths
Illness of Vice-President Sherman
and speculation over possibilities of
his withdrawal from the Republican
ticket, because of his health, caused
discussion here to-day over what
methods would be taken of filling his
place if necessary. The general opin
ion expressed waa that the Republi
can National Committee would fill a
bound electors to vote for their party
No one suggested, however, that a
choice by the Republican National
Committee or Its Executive Commit
tee would fall to receive the supoprt
of the Taft electors.'
Ordinarily, should there be no
Vice-President, the President pro tern
of the Senate would preside over that
body and the line of succession to
the Presidency would go to the Secre
tary of State. For the last several
months, however, the present Senate
has been unable to agree upon a
President pro tem, and that office has
been vacant- Sometime ago. It was
learned to-day. Chairman Charles D.
Hllles. of the Republican National
Committee, made exhaustive in
quiries as to the ncessity of certifying
to the various of Secretaries of 8tat
the names of the Republican candi
dates, and as a result certified the
names of Taft and Sherman for
printing upon ballots In all SUtes.
All supplemental petition, however,
probably would be accepted in most
States where ballots have not been
already printed. The procedure
where ballots already have been
printed is not known.
The possibility if even a rmt
oa6p there might "Lot b.TS
.ui... ., , . " ... 4 .
ZZ ior vice-Presl-
aeni, suggests many interesting nos-
BiDintles in the event the election
should go to the House of Repre
sentatives Utlca, N. T.j Oct 20. After a
long illness ' Vice-President Jas. S.
Sherman died at his home In this city
at 9:42 o'clock tonight of uraemic
poison, caused by Bright's Disease.
He had been sinking since early
morning and It was realized that
death was only a question of a few
William Marconi, the inrenter of
wireless telegraphy, was seriously In
jured in an automobile accident in
Italy a fev weeks ago. Am a result
of the accident surgeons deemed It
necessary to remove the rUM eye to
savethe tight of the left one. '