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No. 11
(H A T
A A a
Modi Speculation as the Real Rela
tion Existing Between Him and1
the President
The Xebr&ftk&n May Not Stay in the
Cabinet Long Claimed That
Neither Wilson Nor Chairman Mo
Comb Really Wanted Him in Ca
binets Troubles and Rumors of
Trouble in the Democratic Camp
President Wilson Commended
for His Stand on the Chinese Loan
Democrat and the Tariff BUI.
(Special to The Caucasian.)
Washington, D. Q March 25. 1913.
President Wilson's action In an
nouncing that he would not stand for
this Government being a party to the
theme of a combination of the most
influential bankers in this country
and England and the other leading
countries In Europe, in coercing
China into accepting a large loan of i
money, on very hard terms has met
- the approval of not only the Chinese
people but the people generally of
this country.
It seems that the scheme of the in
ternational banking syndicate was to
force China to make a big loan un
der hard terms but also to have this
Government and the leading Euro
pean Governments to become a par
ty to the transaction, not only to
guarantee to the bankers that China
should pay the Interest and principal
on the loan, but also it seems .that
there was some kind of an under
standing that the Governments
should co-operate to exercise the su
pervising control over China that
might lead later to the partition of
that country between the respective
governments. This is what has been
called dollar diplomacy. President
Wilson squarely repudiates and re
verses that policy. President Wilson
has in this matter unquestionably
scored quite a triumph before the
people of his own country and the
people of the world.
Domestic Troubles Brewing.
While President Wilson has start
ed off so successfully in his foreign
policies yet there are many indica
tions of trouble brewing at home in
his own political camp. The two
rocks upon which this administration
is liable to wreck its political ship of
State are tariff and finance.
President Wilson has openly tak
en a hand in the Senatorial contest
in Maryland, against Senator Smith
and in favor of some Progressive,
and is supposed to be taking a hand
in other States in order to make sure
of a Progressive majority in the Sen
ate. Let this be as it may, yet it is
known that he lost a big point when
he did not exercise his Presidential
influence to prevent Senator Sim
mons from becoming Chairman of
the Finance Committee
The tariff will be the first question
on which the party must stand and
make good or split. While Senator
Simmons has been shorn of over half
of his power by the creation of a
Committee on Banking and Currency,
which will have charge of all finan
cial legislation, and also by having a
majority of the committee made up
of strong Progressives, and by having!
the power of appointing conferees
taken from him, "yet as Chairman he
will still have enough power to give
the administration trouble.
If Senator Simmons has any con
victions of auy kind on the tariff,
they are not in harmony with the
present administration. Is may be,
however, that Senator Simmons is
willing to stand for any kind of a
tariff bill that the present adminis
tration wants under present condi
tions, and it seems certain that he
must have made such promises and
overtures or he would not have been
permitted to have retained this place.
However, it Is known that there
is great division of sentiment among
the Democratic Congressmen of both
Houses, on the tariff question, and it
is certain that there will be much dif
ficulty in harmonizing many radical
divergent views and interests.
Another Rumor of Trouble.
It is also rumored that differences
have already grown up between the
President and his Democratic Na
tional Chairman. It is reported that
the National Chairman refused to aci
cept an Ambassadorship to France
because he did not want to be. sent
out of the country, but wanted to
stay here and see if the promises
which were made in the last cam
paign were fulfilled
It Is thought that the President
. might like ,to get rid of making good
some of these promises. No . doubt
fche, President thinks that he should
not be required to make good any
foolish os unwise promises inasmuch
Chief of Police J. Caudle Tucker,
of Loulsburg, ghot and killed -Freddie
Green, a negro, Sunday night.
The coroner' Jury exonerated the
After April 7, all women In Mas
sachusetts who do not cap their hat-
plis with a device that will protect
others from injury will be liable to a
fine of $100.
The plant of the Wilmington, N.
C. Handle Works was destroyed Fri
day night by fire originating in
the dry kiln. The less is estimated
at 135,000 to $40,000.
At Elm City Sunday afternoon
Grover Cobb, a demented young
man of about eighteen, drank a large
quantity of box lye from the effects
of which he died a most horrible
death a few hours later.
Feny Murray, a young man of
Burlington, was arrested Friday and
bound over to court on the charge
of assault upon Miss May Walton of
that town. His guilt was not fully
The jury Saturday acquitted Mur
den Stokley, for killing J. Felton
Towe at Elizabeth City a few weeks
ago. Stokely claims that Towe
ruined his sister and then refused to
make amends.
Bulgarian besiegers Tuesday cap
tured the Turkish advanced positions
to the east of the fortress of Adrian
ople, after a heavy bombardment; a
large number of prisoners and siege
guns were captured.
Rev. R. G. Pearson died Saturday
in Columbia, where he occupied a
professorship in the Presbyterian
Seminary- For several years Dr.
Pearson did evangelistic work in this
State, and was one of the most effec
tive evangelists of his day.
Because Elliott Moore stepped on
the toe of Fannie Bitting at a negro
dance near the Spencer, N. C, cattle
pens Friday morning, William Clark
cut a hole In Moore's side with a
knife. Moore lived only a short time
after being stabbed. Clark escaped.
The whipping post for white slave
traffickers and seducers of women
was among measures advocated for
the solution of the social problem at
a conference held in Washington Sat
urday through efforts of the Illinois
vice commission.
After killing his wife and inflict
ing a strious wound on his son, I. W.
Williams, an aged farmer, of Rome,
Ga., attempted suicide by drinking
laudanum. He probably will recov
er. Williams and his wife quarreled
over the possession of their three
Willis L. Moore, chief of the
Weather Bureau at Washington, re
signed his position Saturday. Mr.
Moore was a candidate for Secretary
of Agriculture, and was disappointed
when he did not receive the appoint
ment. His resignation becomes ef
fective July 1.
The Porto Rican Legislature held
its final session Friday. The hills
passed include measures regulating
child and woman labor, establish-
ing an employers' liability law, pro
viding for the construction of roads
and bridges and increasing the reve
nue by the , imposition of taxes on
liquors, cigars and cigarettes.
Mrs. Jennie May Eaton was locked
up In the county jail at Plymouth,
Mass., Friday, pending a hearing on
the charge that she murdered her
husband, Rear Admiral Joseph Giles
Eaton, by poisoning him. Admiral
Eaton, - who was one of the heroes
of the Spanish-American War, died
suddenly a few days ago under pecu
lier circumstances. The home life
of the Eatons had not been pleasant.
A revised tariff will be submitted
by the New Zealand Government at
the next session of Parliament, un
der which, apparently, the prefer
ence to British goods will be extend
ed. The New Zealand Government
also proposes to insist on all imports
being accompanied by certificates of
origin, in order to prevent the ad
mission at the preferential rates of
goods of foreign manufacture rel-ex-
ported from the United Kingdom
Aliens Will Be Electrocuted Tomor
Claud Swanson Allen and his
father. Floyd Allen, will be electro
cuted in the penitentiary at Rich
mond. Va., tomorrow, for the part
they played in shooting up the court
at Hillsville some months ago. The
attorneys have made a desperate ef
forts to save the younger Allen bn
the members of the Supreme Court
The Greeks were Fighters. Frca
Start to Finish
Once Lived In Caves and Other Holes
in the Ground Many Races Com
blned In OneOne Greek War
Lasted for Ten YearsAt First
Writing and Reading Poetry Was
the Chief Amusement of the
Greeks -The Persians Tried to
Whip the Greeks Bat Got Left
A Word About Thermopylae.
(Correspondence of The Caucasian
Enterprise.) Bilkinsville. N. C, March 24. 19l3i
The history or Greece, like that
ov most countries, iz a bit uncertain.
Yet Greece iz, or ought to be, well
known on account ov the part hit hex
awlwavs Dlaved in history. Its orig
inal inhabitants are believed to hev!
been the discendants ov Java, who
wuz a son ov Japthat, who made
some reputation when the world wuz
young. These people were hardly
more than savages, makin' their
homes in caves and feedin upon
acorns an' such. They clothed them--
selves, when any clothes were worn,
with the skins ov animals and con
gregated in large or small camps in
order to be safe from wild bests.
The early settlers were a mixture ov
many different races or tribes. Sav
ages at first, they slowly developed
an' grew until they became noted
for great mental and physical qual
ities, and at this time they are not
far behind the world's best people
in some respects.
At some time, no one can tell just
when, the Greeks tried to establish
slave-holding, natives being the
slaves. Like most countries, Greece
had her heroes, such az Bacchus and
The first noted politician iz said
to hev been Ogyges, who got to the
front somehow, probably bein' elect
ed by a minority ov the voters, stili-j
popular in some countries. A fel
low by the name ov Cercrops led a
colony ov people from Egypt and
settled in Greece. He an hiz band
started the city ov Athens and intro
duced the worship ov the goddess
Athena, or Minerva. He established
the court ov Areopagus. . The dis
trict which he settled wuz hard to
get at, consequently the early pirates
who roved the seas never found hiz
settlement. Az outsiders could not
pronounce the names ov the early
Greek rulers they were afraid ov
them anyway. But Cecrops wuz a
man who did things and he lost hiz
popularity and finally died in exile.
In many cases the politician who Iz
worth hiz salt stands but little show
on this earth. Nearly everybody
gave George Washington a great
name both az a soldier and az a
citizen. But he had a terrible time
to keep out ov the hands ov mere
politicians who wanted to pull him
down an kick him out. Menestheus
succeeded. Ogyges az ruler ov hiz
district, though the various districts
ov the country continued separate
for a long time. They were contin
ually at war amongst themselves.
On account ov an outrage which
only affected a few people, an army
ov about 100,000 wuz made up from
the different Greek provinces. One
city wuz beseiged for ten years. They
finally captured the oity. But when
the rulers returned to their homes
they found that new rulers had
taken their places and had things so
well m hand that they could not get
them out. In some cases the valiant
soldiers were compelled to leave
their country, provided they were
not killed, which happened in some
According to Homer and Here-
dotus, two famous historians, ine
early Greeks worshipped invisible,
imaginary gods instead or idols.
The earliest Greeks were natural
poets, or thought they were. Every
thing wuz . reduced to poetry and
much ov hit wuz publicly read to
great crowds at stated times. Cattle
instead of coin were used az a meas
ure ov the medium of exchange.
Merchants were looked upon with
suspicion and scorn. Pirates stood
much higher in the social scale than
storekeepers. The early Greek doc
tors were surgeons and wounds
were dressed by them. But internal
diseases were supposed to be caus
ed by the gods and that no remedies
could give any aid. War wuz con
sidered about the only respectable
employment. They had more sys
tem at out fighting than most savage
nation', and learned the art ov drill
ing away back yonder. If an enemy
wuz captured or -wounded quarter
wuz rarely given, death by the quick
est route wug hiz portion.
In politics the rulers were ex
pected to consult the wishes ov the
High School Invited to fiend Teams!
to Chapel Hill APrU 11.
Special to The Caucasian.) j
Hilt M.V Pnriri
the attention of the high school pa
pils or the State and of particular
interest to budding young athletes in
all the schools for the next three
weeks is the first annual State
Championship Interscholastlc Track
aad Field Meet at Chapel Hill on
April 11. Definite plans have been
outlined by the Greater Council of
the University, the Athletic Associa
tion and the alumni of the institu
tion for the gathering together of
the young athletes from all sections
of the State on the above mentioned
date. Entry blanks and letters of in
formation bearing on the meet have
been mailed the principals of the!
high schools of the State Inviting
their enlistment in this the first ath
letic contest of State-wide signifi
cance and scope to high school lads.
The purport of the meet Is to add
stimulus to the training of young
athletes in North Carolina and give
additional stress to the Importance
the development of the physique
of the future citizens of the State.
Bride's Brother Shoots Husband at
Wedding Sapper.
A shooting affair which may prove
fatal occurred at a bridal supper
near Ayden, Pitt County, Sunday
night, when Chas. McLawhorn shot
WTill D. Smith.
Mr. Smith and the daughter of
Mr. McLawhorn were married Sun
day afternoon at 3 o'clock, and the
marriage, though displeasing to the
father of the bride, was performed at
his home at his own request, many
friends and relatives witnessing the
It was at the home of the groom,
while all were enjoying the supper
given in honor of the marriage, that
the shooting occurred. McLawhorn
made his escape.
Josephus and the "Nigger' Pie Hunt
The Lincoln Times.
Who would have thought it? Last
week Josephus Daniels, Secrtary of
the Navy, was closeted In his office
with a North Carolina "nigger" pie
hunter, while a number of prominent
white men were patiently waiting on
the outside for an interview with
the secretarv on matters of State,
The negro slobbered all over Jo-
sephus with congratulations. He
said he was not "an office seeker" but
if there happened to be an unclalm-
ed job In the Secretary's department
it would come handy. And JoseDhus
promised to try to find one. Jerusa
lemoke and poke-berry Juice! ,
Democrats in Congress Have Made a
Lincoln Times.
It turns out that obligations con
tracted by the last Congress (Demo-
cratic) exceed two billion dollars,
which, with the present revenue, will
mean a deficit next year of $130,000,-
000. That's going some. And yet
they say they are going to lower the
tariff and reduce our revenue. Just
as well manufacture the plates now of high tension, which at times al
for a new bond issue or call a halt most became a panic. Soldiers, State
to extravagant appropriations. and National troops, poured Into the
Floods Follow in Wake of Tornado
in Indiana.
Indianapolis, . Ind., March 24.
The worst rainstorm in years last
night and today followed in the wake
of the tornado that carried death
and destruction into southern In-
dlana. Four nersons were drowned
today In swollen streams and tonight
practically every creek and river In
Indiana is out of its banks.
20O Population and 18 Preachers.
There is a little town on the at-
lantic Coast Line a few miles north
of Fayetteville. Falcon by name, that
is ownea oy ine tiouness peoie. ine lng already definitely placed at twen
charter of the town prohibits the sale tyIghtf wlth additional fatalities
of tobacco, coca-cola and other bev- rpnortfld. bnt not confirmed. Two
erages. They have a church, a high
scnooi, a newspaper, a popuiauou ui
200 and eighteen preachers. Char
ity and Children.
Suicide By Throwing Himself on a
Mr. B. F. Wicker, of
township, committed suicide some
days ago by throwing himself in
front" of a circular saw at a saw-
mill, being instantly killed. Some
time ago he had been discharged
from the State Hospital where he
had been under treatment for Insan-
Ity. Chatham Record.
But What Are Protection Democrats
Doing in Congress or Anywhere
Durham Herald.
Do you not want to think that
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Thotnaville aad Lower Tearbtr
Alabama, Practically Swept Off Che
Map in Friday' ftormXebra :
and Indiana Struck by Tornado
Sunday Night When More Than
Two Handred Persons Were Kill
ed Many lajared aad lleadml
Are Homete lroperty Lom Will
Ran Into the Million.
Another fearful tornado .truck the
Central West Sunday night and Mon
day which cost hundreds of lives and
millions of dollars damage to prop
erty. At least two hundred people
were killed In Nebraska, four hun
dred Injured, and hundreds more
made homeless. In Indiana eighteen
were killed and two hundred and
fifty injured and many made home
less. It appears that Omaha. Nebraska,
and the nearby towns caught the
brunt of the tornado. A press dis
patch sent out from Omaha Monday
night says:
"More than two hundred persons
were killed, and four hundred were
injured in a wind-storm that demol
ished four hundred and fifty homes,
damaged hundreds of other build
ings and caused a monetary loss of
$5,000,000.00, according to reports
available up to a late hour to-night
from the main path of the tornado In
and near Omaha.
"Most of tbe casualties were in
Omaha. Nearby towns in Nebraska
and acrogg the Mi8gourl Rlver in
Iowa also suffered severely. Wires
were snapped off in all directions
and it took many hours to gather
and circulate news of the disaster.
"Fire broke out In the debris of
many wrecked buildings in the Ne
braska metropolis and these were a
menace for some time as the fire
companies were hindered ' by falling
walls and blockaded streets. A heavy
raIn followed the wind, however, and
drenched the hundreds of homeless
persons but also put out the names
"Ot the two hundred and two
known dead within the area covered
hy the storm, one hundred and fifty
two were residents of Omaha. The
remaining dead are scattered over a
considerable range of territory, with
Council Bluffs reporting twelve;
Yutan, Neb., sixteen; Berlin. Neb..
seven; Glenwood, Iowa, five; Neola,
Iowa, two, and Bartlett, Iowa, three.
The same cities and towns report an
aggregate of four hundred and fifty
homes demolished.
"Perhaps 1,500 persons are home
less. Aside from this, 3,000 build
ings were more or less damaged,
some of these being churches and
school buildings. Eight of Omaha's
public schools were wrecked. All
forms of communication were almost
annihilated by the wind and only two
or three wires were In working con
dition when daylight relieved a night
city during the day to aid in bring
ing order of what for twenty hours
had been chaos."
Friday's Storm Played Havoc in
Central and Southern States.
More than sixty persons are re-
ported killed and hundreds were in
jured, some mortally. In a storm of
tornado Intensity wnlch raged over
Central Western, Southern and parts
of Eastern 8tates Friday. Property
damage will run well Into the mil
Reports from Alabama show the
loss of life was heaviest in that
sut0f numbT of de&d be-
towns, Thomasville and Lower Peach
t ft nTACtleSLiv w!d ont. Two
are dead in Indiana, two In Tennes
see, two In Ohio, two In New York,
one in Michigan, and one in Louisi
ana. Accompanying the death list are
estimates of the injured totaling
more than two hundred.
Coming up out of the southwest
early Friday morning, just as spring
was ushered in, the storm swept with
startling suddeness diagonally across
the country, Northern Texas to Wes-
tern Pennsylvania and New York,
bisecting the Mississippi Valley and
moving: northeastward across the
Qhio into the Great Lake region.
Shifting winds of great violence,
accompanied In various sections by
snow, sleet and hail, characterised
th storm. Buildings toppled before
I 111 nearly a aoxen awes,
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The property loss was heavy all
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shot win: TiiRoran ntuu.
S4 Traced at lUidwvfUK 2t.
' A dip.uh frota ReldsviUe Met
day algM sars:
Walter Sheltea. a e4i-k&ova
yoaec man of this star, a&ot aad
killed his vlfe fcr toatftt st 7
o'clock. bUoa at to the boo
of Mr. filar k la the soaihm ptt of
the city, where his wifa had goes to
call on the Blacks. Catering the
room. &hito& drew his revolver aad
fired lie, o&e buliel peeeiraUag
the woman's heart. Death iu il
sost Instant.
Just what was the motive is not
known at this time. Sheltoa aad his
wife had bn separated for a num
ber of months. Mrs, She4toa before
her marriage was Miss Lacy Treat.
Shelton made his eecapex
Trouble In the Iemorratic Raaka.
Speaktr Champ Clsrk hU
first visit to President Wilson a few
days ago and It Is reported thst he
was not at Ml pleased with his in
terview and there may be a serious
break between the Speaker and the
President. A Washington dispatch
Trained obaerters of doing la
national politic solemnly declare
clare that there is trouble brewing
among the beaux of Miss Democracy
and that the worst rupture is likety
to occur between lreldel Wilson
and Speaker Chump Clsrk. Wild ru
mors are being circulated to the ef
fect that the Speaker Is not at all
satisfied with his recent conference
with the President regarding the dis
tribution of patronage among mem
bers of the House and that the Mis
sou rian is not at all likely to work
In perfect accord with the roan who
beat him to the presidential chair.
Senator Tillman Compares the Demo
cratic Office-seekers to Wild lleasU.
Senator Tillman, of South Caro
lina, is disgusted with the wild
scramble for office that Is now going
on in Washington. A Washington
dispatch giving an account of Till
man's displeasure at the
of the hundreds of office-seekers that
have been flocking to Washington,
He said the situation reminded
him of a Bible text: "I have forgot
ten just whero In holy writ I read
it." he said, "but It fits the case ex
actly and runs something as follows:
'The wild asses of the desert are
athirst and hungry. They have
broken into the green corn "
The Senator recalled thst the text
contained a reference to the "wild
asses" trampling down the corn
but said he would leave that oat. He
added that he had full faith In Presi
dent Wilson as a "herdsman, who
would keep the wild beasts from do
ing any damage."
A Milking Machine in Catawba.
A Newton, N, C. dispatch says:
The only thing of Its kind In west
ern North Carolina, a milking-ma
chine driven by a three-horsepower
gasoline erglne has been Installed oa
the farm of R. L. Shu ford. It has
proved a wonderful success. This
same engine runs an electric battery
which furnishes lights for dwelling,
house and cattle barn and dairy
house, runs a compressed air pump
that furnishes water from a well
500 feet away from the barn for
water to the dwelling on first and
second floors.
The pump will throw water 200
feet high, affording protection in
case of fire for all the buildings on
the place.
Makes Up Beds at Age of 100.
Mrs. John 8trlckland, who Uvea
with her daughter, Mrs. James Bob
bitt, at Forestville, was able at the
age of 100 years and one month to
make up two beds and clean up the
room before breakfast. This is
what she did last Monday when she
helped her son-in-law, Mr. J. IL
Watklns, of New Light Township, to
celebrate his 78th anniversary. Mr.
W. A. Watklns. of Raleigh, a son
of Mr. Watklns, was there and
vouches for the fact
Mrs. Strickland was born la Feb
ruary, 1813, and has been vigorous
all her life- She Is able to climb
steps with ease and gets about bet
ter than most women of 5. Mrs.
Strickland does not wear glasses.
She Is the mother of ten living chil
dren, the oldest being 70 years and
the youngest 50 years old.
Everybody at White House to be
A Washington dispatch Tuesday
"Everybody at the White House,
including President Wilson, members
of bis family, aides, clerks, servants
and domestics, about 150 In all, are
to be vaccinated as a precaution
against small-pox."
t There are several cases in Wash
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refused to interfere. V
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