RALEIGH, IV. C, THURSDAY, APRIL 17, 1013.
WILSON HAS XO DEFINITE IDEAS.
Has Not Made a Clear Definite State
ment of Hi Position on jnj Im
Notwithstanding that President
Wilson claimed to have very decided
opinions on public questions before
elected, it appears now that he has
no definite' policy and is in a quand
ary over practically every question j
that comes up. The Lincoln Times,
commenting on this fact, says:
"Following are some of the head
lines appearing in the daily papers
within the last two weeks: 'Mr. Wil
son Still Undecided Whether to Re
voke Taft's Order .Placing Fourth
Class Postmasters Under Civil Ser
vice'; 'President's Mind Not Yet
Made Up as to Putting Sugar on the
Free List'; 'The President Undecided j
Whether to Recommend the Adop
tion of One Tariff Bill, or Take it Up
Schedule By Schedule'; 'Mr. Wilson
Has Not Definitely Decided Whether
He Will Recommend Currency Legis
lation at Extra Session or Not'; 'The
President Has Taken No Stand as to
Woman Suffrage as Yet'; 'The Presi
dent Will Consult the Leaders of
Congress and Try to Recommend
Such Legislation as Congress is Like
ly to Pass.
"From the above one is led to con
clude that our President has definite
Ideas on very few of the great prob
lems facing the country. And after
thinking about the matter, can you
name one thing on which the Presi
dent has made a clear, definite state
ment of his position?"
DOUBLE KILLING IN GOLDSBORO.
Well-to-Do Fanner Shoots Another
Man's Wife and Then Attempts
Suicide Jealousy lrobably the
Goldsboro, N. C, April 14. Quite!
a sensation was caused ir Goldsboro
this morning when the nws spread
that Mr. Cleveland Prince, a well-to-do
farmer of this county, had gone
to the Goldsboro Hospital, shot and
killed Mrs. May Carter Lomax and
then shot himself, the wound being
Mrs. Lomax, a prominent milliner,
and the wife of Baggagemaster Lo
max, of the Southern Railroad be- J
tween Goldsboro and Greensboro,
had been confined to the hospital
from injuries which she received a
few nights ago in an automobile ride
with Prince and four other persons.
No definite motive for the shooting
has been given, but rumors are that
rivalry and jealousy over a traveling
man with whom Mrs. Lomax had
been in company was the beginning
of the trouble. Mr. Prince went to
the hospital, called for Mrs. Lomax,
and was shown to her room. When
he opened the door he pulled out a
pistol and shot her dead ,and then
fired a bullet through his own head.
He was carried to the operating ta
ble, where his brains were running
out of his head, and the doctors give
little hope of saving his life. Both
parties are well-known in Goldsboro,
and the affair has caused quite a bit
of talk here.
Later Mr. Prince, since the above
dispatch was sent out, has died.
Pitt Couiity Youth Slain By His Com
panion. Greenville, April 12. Today May
or F. M. Wooten, acting coroner, went
to Belvoir Township to hold an in
quest. Last night there was a party
in a school house out there. After
the party, two boys, Wade Moore and
Moses Tyson, both less than seven
teen years old, had a fight and Tyson
struck Moore across the temple with
a strip of board.
Moore died early this morning
from the blow. Tyson was brought
here this afternoon and committed
to jail. He is deeply grieved over
slaying his companion, and the youth
of the boy arouses much sympathy
La Follette Says Wilson Appointed a
Friend of WaU Street.
Madison, Wis., April 11. In a
signed article in his magazine to-day
Senator La Follette criticised Presi
dent Wilson's appointment of John
Skelton Williams of Virginia as As
sistant Secretary of the Treasury in
stead of Robert F. Wooley, also of
The Wisconsin Senator intimates
that President Wilson has been im
posed on by "the system" in this ap
pointment, asserting that Williams
"has qualifications that would be rec
ognized anywhere in Wall Street."
Suffragette Meeting Caused Wild Dis
order in London-
London, April 13. The weekly at
tempt of suffragettes to hold a meet
ing in Hyde Park against the opposi
tion of the anti-suffragettes was
made again to-day. Tire crowd howl
ed down the speakers and hurled
missies at them until the police were
forced to intervene and escort the
suffragettes from the park.
IS MR. BRYANIGNORED ?
Announcements That Should he
Blade From His Department are
Made by Pres. Wilson
A RUPTURE IS EXPECTED
The President Is Ignoring Reaction
ary Senators in Matter of Political
Appointments He .May Hand
Messrs. Godwin, Simmons, ami
Overman a Lemon in the Appoint
ment of a Postmaster at Wilming
ton Southern Cotton Mill Men
Protect Against the Democratic
Tariff Bill Mr. Hearst Also At
tacks the Sew Tariff Bill The
(Special to The Caucasian.)
Washington, D. C, April 15, 1913.
Senator Simmons and Senator Ov
erman on the one hand and Secretary
Daniels on the other, with their re
spective followltis, are still much
stirred up over the appointment of a
Collector for the Western District of
It is understood that the President
does not want to appoint Mr. Watts,
the Simmons reactionary candidate.
There is, however, still a doubt as to
whether Secretary Daniels is serious
ly opposing Mr. Watts. If he is, then
it is almost certain that the Presi
dent will appoint a Progressive for
Collector in the place of Mr. Watts.
The -President has already shown
that when a square issue is made be
tween a Reactionary and Progressive,
that he will stand with the Progres
sive even though he alienates the
Reactionary Senators. In Maryland
Senator Smith and his standpat or
ganization squarely endorsed one of
their machine men for postmaster in
Baltimore. This office pays $8,000,
and is the best office in the State.
The Wilson Democrats of that State,
though having no Senator here nor
any member of the Cabinet to speak
for them, yet protested so strongly
against the Smith machine candidate
that the President has appointed a
candidate selected by the Progres
sives. He would, of course, do the
same thing in the case of the North
Carolina Collector if Daniels does not
desert the Progressives.
The Wilmington Postoffice.
There is a big fight on here for the
position of postmaster at Wilming
ton. Congressman Godwin and Sen
ators Simmons and Overman have
joined in recommending the appoint
ment of J. J. Furlong. The Progres
sive Wilmington Democrats have
made a great protest against the ap
pointment but it is not known wheth
er or not Secretary Daniels has taken
a position with the Progressives or
whether he has ducked. The Pro
gressives are pushing for the appoint
ment of Mr. H. McL. Green.
It is announced that Doctor Edwin
A. Alderman, President of the Uni
versity of Virginia, has asked for the
appointment of Mr. Green, who, by
the way, is his brother-in-law, and
that the President may give Mr.
Green the appointment on Doctor Al
derman's endorsement. This may be
a clever blind behind which M. Dan
iels is hiding, or it may be that the
President is more disposed to listen
to the recommendations of college
professors than to the recommenda
tions of Congressmen and Senators.
H&wever, there is here material for
another big row of the political fam
ily. Is Bryan Being Ignored?
There is a persistent story here
that the President is trying to force
Mr. Bryan out of the Cabinet. On
every hand attention is being called
to the fact that, so far, every import
ant matter affecting the attitude of
this Government as to foreign gov
ernments, which should have been
announced from the State Depart
ment, has been announced by Presi
dent Wilson from the White House.
Three of the most striking in
stances are as follows:
(1) When the administration felt
called upon to announce its policy to
ward Central and South American
Republics, under the Monroe doc
trine, the statement was given to the
press from the White House.
(2) When the administration de
cided to reverse the "dollar diplom
acy" policy of the Taft administra
tion, that the announcement was
made, not by Mr. Bryan from the
State Department, but by the Presi
(3) That when the administration
decided to recognize the Republic of
China, again Mr. Bryan was denied
the flghf to issue that statement, and
the President, himself, announced it
from the White House.
Besides, it is known that Presi
dent Wilson appointed Mr. McRey
nolds Attorney-General in his Cabi
net, a man who had never supported
Mr. Bryan and who had always
strongly oppmd him. It U a bo
known that President WiIon offered
the Dosition of Ambassador to Eng
land, to Mr. Olney. who was Mr. I
Cleveland's Secretary of State, and ?
who has always strongly opposed Mr.
Bryan. Wnc-n Mr. Olney declined
the appointment, other men were
considered for the poeitoa. who were
not supporters of Mr. Bryan.
Finally Mr. Walter H. Page, the
editor of the World's Work, was of
fered the position, and he accepted
it. The last issue of the World's
Work severely criticised Mr. Bryan
in an editorial. It is clear that when
Mr. Page wrote that editorial that he
was not a candidate for the position
of Ambassador to England, knowing
when he wrote it that Mr. Bryan was
already Secretary of State. It is now
suggested that President Wilson must
have decided to select Mr. Page for
this position after seeing his editorial
criticising Mr. Bryan. It is not be
lieved that Mr. Bryan can much long
er submit to such treatment.
There are not a few, however, who
criticise President Wilson for thus
j treating the man who is responsible
i for his nomination at Baltimore. In
fact, a number who have never been
supporters or admirers of Mr. Bryan
have expressed tin? feeling that Presi
dent Wilson is not giving Mr. Bryan
a square deal.
The Protest of the Southern Cotton
Last week over five hundred lead
ing cotton mill men from North Car
olina and other Southern States came
to Washington to protest against the
new tariff bill which had been pre
pared after consultation between
President Wilson and the House lead
ers. They not only interviewed the
President and leading members of
Congress, and made personal protests
but they held a meeting and passed
resolutions declaring that a reduction
of 50 per cent in tariff duties on cot
ton goods would mean the closing up
of many, if not all.of their mills.
Mr. S. B. TaDner, one of the lead
ing cotton mill men of Charlotte, is
reported to have said to one of the
leading Democratic Congressmen:
"You may put us out of business this
year, but we will put you out of Con
gress next year."
These cotton mill men, however,
have no one to blame but themselves,
for nearly every one of them voted
the Democratic ticket last year.
Mr. Erwin, of Durham, another
prominent cotton mill man, is report
ed to have said that when they sup
ported the Democratic party they had
no idea it would pass any such tariff
bill. Mr. Erwin should remember
that the Democratic party, in its plat
form adopted in Baltimore, declared
that any tariff duties for protection
were unjustifiable and unconstitu
tional. He should remember that the
only logical way for the Democratic
party to carry out this declaration is
to lay a tariff, for revenue only, on
articles not raised or made in this
country, such as tea, coffee, etc. In
that way the largest amount of reve
nue could be raised, for all of such
articles are imported, and then the
Democrats could escape even the
"evils of incidental protection."
The fact is, that the Democratic
tariff bill is not near as bad as their
platform declared for. Therefore,
the only complaint which Mr. Erwin
can make is on the ground that he
did not think that the Democrats
meant a word they said in their plat
form. While President Wilson is a free
trader, it is true that he has had
enough mercy on the cotton industry,
at this time, to make a reduction of
the protection duties of only 50 per
cent, on the ground that he does not
want to hurt business any more than
possible at the present. The cotton
mill men have, no doubt, reached
the. conclusion that it was unwise to
give him a chance to hurt business
Mr. Hearst Attacks the Tariff Bill.
Hon. William R. Hearst, the editor
of the New York American, and a
half-dozen other newspapers from the
Atlantic to the Pacific Coasts, has
published a signed statement pro
testing against the Democratic tariff
He says the bill will not only se
riously damage American industries
of all. kinds but that it is drawn so
as to help foreign manufacturers, for
eign laborers and foreign farmers and
all other foreign wealth producers.
He says in his statement that he h&s
a large cattle ranch in Mexico, and
that he ship3 his cattle from there to
the United States. He says that the
present bill, taking the protection du
ties off of. cattle, will mean a large
profit to him on all cattle which he
raises in Mexico and ships to this
country, and that everybody else who
raises cattle in Mexico, Argentine Re
public, or any other foreign country,
will profit in the same way, and all
at the expense of the American cattle
He also points to the fact that he
(Continued on page 3.)
BRIEF NEWS ITEMS.
Pope Pius X.. of Rone, bead of
lne Uomn Cltbo,lf l harcb- u ln V
itb bronchli! trou
ble from which he may not recover.
Postmaster-General Durleon Rave
out a statement Monday in which he
stated merit and not politic would
prevail in appointments in the pott-
office service. '
H. L. Gibbs. of Oriental. Alleghany!
County, says the mercury stood at 26 j
at that place Wedneday morning
and the ground was covered with a
mantle of snow.
A large chair factory, owned by a
stock company, was burned at Wal
kertown near Winston-Salem. Mon
day night, entailing a loss of
000, with no insurance.
Fire at the Kansas State peniten
tiary a few days ago destroyed four vent back to ee president Billy Wll
buildlngs, the estimated loss being "son about that thar job in the in
1500.000. Six prisoners and a guard j terior department. The President
were slightly burned. j axed me why I had got stuck on the
j interior department. Sez I, "Accord-.'
Twenty passengers were killed and! in' to the old blue-back epellin' book
forty injured in a wreck on the Mexi-j whar I learned to spell an" the dick
can Central near Tula, State of Hid-1 shunaries an' sich thing the word
algo, Mexico. The train was ditched "interior" means inside or words to
on a curve by the rebel forces. jthat effect. Knowin' that ix mil-!
! lions ov dymakrats air rite behind
The political strike in Belgium be- j me or ahead ov me., maybe. I wanten
gan quietly Monday and at midnight j
it was estimated that 200,000 work-j
men were out in the country. In-
dustries are practically paralyzed. ;
The conference at Chicago on mar-; people to get killed. Why hit look vomin io it ennjit. rrienottiip. Ala
keting and farm credits have appoint- j like court week in Durham at Wash- manct? CouIlt'. cloe Mx-onJ a
ed a committee to go to Washington j ington a ready an' lots ov dyraakrata ; a P01"1 lnner with 17. Horner
and confer with President Wilson asjhaint hearn that Wilson wuz elected 1 M1Ulry Inltu1 cm third with 1C.
to some means of ameliorating condi
tions. F. M. Davis, an aged white man
of Asheville, was instantly killed Fri
day by being struck by a Southern
passenger train a mile east of Bilt
mpre. The deceased was deaf and it
is presumed that he did not hear the
Melvin Home, former deputy sher
iff of New Hanover County, wanted
for embezzling $500 of tax money
and for retailing, has returned to
Wilmington and surrendered. He
claims he lost the money. Home is
in jail in default of $1,500 bail.
A malarial commission was organ
ized at St. Louis Saturday as a de
partment of the National Drainage
Congress; Joseph Hyde Pratt, of
Chapel Hill, told the Congress of the
vast possibilities of the reclamation
of swamp lands in North Carolina.
The funeral of J. P. Morgan was
conducted with imposing ceremonies
in New York Monday and the body
later laid to rest in the family ceme
tery at Hartford, Conn. The casket
was banked with red roses, which
was the favorite flower of the great
The Greensboro News says W. H.
np . . l. t : . i x o ir
lu' wulie 1UU auuui 03 earB! house could be found in Washington;
of age and a painter by trade, wasithm whinm. foik ,ir w
shot from ambush and instantly kill -
ed, in that city Wednesday night.
Three men, two negroes and one
white, were seen running away soon
after the shot was fired.
Proposed anti-Japanese legislation
in raiifnmin ia ,HvW
.Jf . . .,, ,
at Washington, lest something be un-
u ; : ,
uci lancu i xi tx i is 111 viuiauuu ui tl CALJ
obligations with the Japanese nation.
The newspapers in Japan are criti
cising this country for allowing Cali
fornia to discriminate against the
William R. Hearst, owner of the
New York American, the Atlanta
Georgian, ana a siring oi newspapers
over the country, has started a suit
Georgian, and a string of newspapers
$26,000 in Greensboro in the
United States Court for the Western
District of North Carolina against F.
L. Seely, former owner and publish -
er of the Atlanta Georgian. Hearst
Alleges that the accounts of the paper
were larger than represented to him.
Mr. Seely is now living In Asheville.
Brave Guilford Girl Holds Up Burg
lar. Alone at her home in Guilford
County, a young daughter of Mr. J.
W. Barker saw a negro come out of
the smoke-house with a ham, go to
the coop and get a chicken and then
walk away as coolly as if the deed
had been done in darkness rather
than the light of open day
young lady who saw all this thought j around a bit an' git the cramps out "narrowly escaped today being the ric
matters had gone too far, and thejov my legs. I took a gude look at tiro of an anarchist attempt against
first thing the colored man knew he j the White House. Hit don't seem to his life. Three shots were fired at
was facing a shot-gun in the hands be any whiter than hit wuz before, j the King this afternoon in the streets
of an angry young woman. At her if az white, for Joeseefus Daniels an Of the capital by a native of Barce
command he laid down the ham, the some ov the others in the cabinet j lona, Rafael Sanchez Allegro, who
chicken, and an old pistol and then
was allowed to go, which he was
doubtless glad to do. Statesvilie
lliUiljlfl If AjUlilulUIl
The Major Plays a Return Engage
ment oa "HoseysGckle Hill"
STILL CHASING JOB
Vore Than a Mala f W
tj- New HtrtH and All full of
Ue FdUthul WlUtttt Ma
Say. IeiroM-y I a IKmumw
Hide Hub -Wtme th SwrrirM
Critter frti Karth, Hut 4kH Smbm
1 Kye-Oproer -Appointing Negror.
J Corret pendente of The Caucasian-En-j
! BilklnsTiUe, N. C. April 15. 1512
j Ax the folk say around them? here "P the rnd It In lte FUe-cent cot-
theater. I hev bin piayin' "a return -ton cap the rtlmbai OJUs hoa
i engagement" at Washington. D. C. I ter air packed around the capitol
get on the "inside" and avoid the
scramble, for they iz goln' to be lota
ov people killed and crippled before
this thing ends. Hit ill be worse
nor the war in Greece an Turkev fer !
yit. They hev done built seventy-1
live whoppin' big hotels in Washing- wuu - Iom,B respectively. ll. v.
ton an' are organizin' big stock com-iiGrwn' of Cary- Wke County, waa
panies every day to put up hotels that i ,ne lndlvlJuaI tar of the tueet. win
will cost from two to five million dol-jninK four nm ,Uce vnt nd total,
lars apiece. "Washington capital-! ,,nK up 23 ,olnU for th Cr h,h
ists must think we fellers hev money
to spend," sed I to my boardin' house
keeper. "Yes," sed he, "the dyma
krats will awl blow in their last dol
lar when n dymakrat gits in the Pres
ident's chair. Then, when the pick
ins air awl taken up they will go
home and eat their old red shirts
fer food an' pray fer another repub-in,gh
likln administration, fifteen-cent cot
ton and other things in proportion.
But a gude many ov them will vote
the dymakrat ticket rite along. De
mocracy iz a disease, not a political
machine at all. Hit is a cross betwixt
insanity and jimjams, with some of
the symptoms of hydrophobia an the
old-fashioned itch.' Why you hardly
ever hear the dymakrat party men
tioned except in North Carolina and
South, Carolina, which air controlled
by such men as Senator Simmons and
Senator Tillman. But for the split
between the Taft and Roosevelt fol
lowers last fall the dymakrats would
hev been beaten by at least two mil
lions ov votes."
I soon seed that he wuz a repub
likin an' I made up my mind that
I'd change boardin' places. But I
couldn't find anybody who wuz will
in to say that a dymakrat boardin
ful QV their reputations.
. , , .
'"u" mj T ,77', OB,n"
Washington on the last tr p. Bob
f i Jl
! I had taken him the first time. But,
I tben ne mite s 8Cared at tnem
! wom" suffragists who wuz paradin
around thar howlin fer the privilege
4. , , . . .
ov votin or wearin pants. I can't
say which. WImin air the sweetest
critters on earth az long az you kin
confine them to household duties an'
sensible livin. But they air not worth
fifteen cents a dozen when they git
to prowln' around hollerin fer votin
privileges an sich tomfoolery. If I
j ever catch my wife at a votin place
jm appiy for a divorce within an
; hour an' I'll wear colored specks the
; hour an' I'll
j ballance ov
my life to keeD from
; even lookin at another woman. If
j wimmin votin means democracy I'll
j vote the socialist ticket hereafter or
! else I'll burry my head in the sand
an leave my feet stickln out like
j they say an ostrich does whar they
run wid jn 80n,e furrin lands.
I had a long, hard trip to Wash-
! ington on mule back, but made gude'ater trough and feed rack, and the
time. The first thing I did wuz tojnlre Dlaat lectrlcallj lighted.
: git another shave, the second In sev-;!ne re eet Prf for cattle
'enteen years. Then I hunted up a'rora tne quarantined area and are
place whar they sold eye-openers at i Prated from the others by a solid
I ten cents per. When a Tar Heel iiti-jooard wall ten feet high,
zen gits over the State line he iz .
mitey apt to take a cold or the epl-
zootick. I haint bin clear ov a bad .
cold in forty years nohow. After j
jvisitin' the refreshment shop I chew-f
ed a clove an then concluded to walk
i hev done begun to appint niggers who
air az black az the ace ov spades and
who smell like rotten coal oil to big
jobs in the departments and the new
yostt I f tetwy rr4. tw
I rtxl hlg
its 4; r.t
k-iCa RitNf fc!4 i
; feet her bit u i65f " at e-M&f
Uhmi is tsrtla th r!!Ul ml
Wia&cl0f list t:i Satth Car
' l!tUn. fr:iT'Uartx.ik tlUrr$.
Mrt ot!4 j fee tbacM t&tt
i in !r ihati raoata after ta "liUr
jbHf" ;rt e&t la HUtj WiUa,
William Jktifii&ft llrj0 a Jar
Turn iUaWU o4 he him $ftaUa
buck fircrc to ots v the taatt te-
pofetsbi fUm uc4rr ttn An" I
'had thought thU a white mta't co
Jrmaitai X am coin to look lato
thl It Qijttrr atr to t cta th
ery Crl Job l a demo lta nil awl,
I'll twoom a& a&archUt r anything
before I'll wa!lr kh political tsi
It Simmon. Daniels 4 Co an th
American Tobacco Company an the
other frtifc who air runttio' North
Carolina down to dUfrar krp this
buUvlln' two mile deep a I'll be
to rayport tbe result ov tay trip to
ou next wek.
HONORS TO h)T
Wake County lloy the Individual Star
at I'irUX ami Track Mert ml Cftw4
Chapel 11111, April 16. Hiith Point
ou th t?rtrt number of point
i,n lh olnt iencho!atlc and dl-
trict track and field
CnIl l"11 Friday.
Raleigh and Greensboro scored 1&
school. More than etchtr entries
were made for the met by high
school pupils from scattering sections
of the State. An outlay of thirty
two medals and three cup were
awarded to the victorious teams In
the meet. The decaiamation contest
of the east central district of State
iia ttin.tHic coatect. mo nine ae-
claimers in the content speaking on
Friday night. A. C. Reid, of Church
land high school, Davidson County,
waa the successful competitor for the
Durham lawyer and Resident of
Kdgemont Arretted for Coot erupt
in Search and SHiur Cae.
A Durham dispatch of Tuesday
"W. B. Guthrie, a promlneut at
torney of this city, and W. C. Pltgen.
a resident of Edgemont, were arrest
ed for contempt o court to-day In a
case growing out of the seizure of
4,000 bottles of beer from Charles
Evans and P. Caulder. alleged blind
tigers. Evans and Caulder were ar
rested for selling liquor and the beer
seized, whereupon the attorney and
the other man took out claim and de
livery papers for the stuff.
"The beer was seized under the
j search and seizure act passed by the
last General Assembly, giving of
ficers authority to search premlws
where they have reason or knowl
edge sufficient to justify them in the
belief that the place may contain
liquors stored for illegal purpose.
There is much interest in the con
Southern Railway Jfa Greatly Im
proved It Stock Yard at Spencer..
Spencer, N. C, April 11. To pro
vide improved facilities for properly
handling the growing movement of
live stock to Eastern and Virginia
markets from the South
.States, the Southern Rail war Is now
completing a modern nlant for rear.
inr and feedlnr toek on nrnMrt a.
J joining the Spencer yards.
I The plant consists of thirty-three
pens, twenty of which are covered,
j All pens and alleys are paved with
: one foot of cinders and are located on
I a gentle slope, providing natural
j drainage. Each pen Is provided with
Third Attempt to Asa!aate the
King of Spain.
Madrid. Spain. April 13. For the.
; third ti'ne in his reign King Alfonso
I was immediately overpowered.
King Alfonso owes his escape to his
own courage, quickness and skilled