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III T Till If I j Sulzer now knows how Lazarus felt the trial of Barton in the District
MIL LI InNul when he was "licked by the dogs." .Court came to a rather unusual end.
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Only ten more days till the great
Eastern Carolina Fair. Are you coming?
In order to make its passage sure,
Uncle Nelse Aldrich, of Rhode Island,
has denounced the currency bill.
Mr. Buyer, don't waste your money
with the man who doesn't advertise;
if he had a bargain to offer you he would
let you know it.
Those who went to see "The Girl of
the Uhderworld," expecting it to be
full of immoral suggestions were doomed
Each day's developments vindicate
the president's judgment in refusing
to recognize the Mexican cut-throat
No use of so much quibbling abou;
admitting Sister Pankhurst. Let her int
she's not going to tear up the whole
straighten out those greasers.
Those of us who don't have beef
steak now care very little how high
the price goes.
It Was the irony of fate for Sulzer
to be convicted of graft by an organize
ation that lives by graft alone.
Some scientist is out claiming that
the color red makes for energy which
probably explains the antics of people
tanked up on red liquor.
Editor Saundrrs, of Elizabeth City,
is another who is continually in hot
water because of his religious beliefs.
They keep him in the courts about half
of his time. We don't think much of
some of his beliefs but think he should
be allowed to espress them if he wants to
His last case resulted in a mistrial
and will be tried next here in New Bern.
The News and Observer urges all
to study the proposed constitutional
amendments well before the time comes
to vote on them. It goes without saying
that this is good advice. It is a serious
matter when it is proposed to change
the basic law of commonwealth and
one that snoum not De gone into
without mature thought and reflection.
Too many people will vote for anything
new that is proposed without giving
it the least thought. And on the other
hand too many vote against every
thing because of a dislike for change
and not because they are convinced
that the propositions are not good ones
Nothing like this should be done in
this case. Those amendments should be
thoroughly discussed that all may have a
fair knowledge of their merits and vote
intcllieentlv when election day is at
the only information we have to
offer congress on the currency question
la that we are needing some awfully
The joke of the New York mayoralty
race is that McCall claims to be inde
A paper starts an editorial by saying
"We have great confidence in the in
telligence of the American people'
which means that the editor is to be a
candidate for something.
If currency reform is needed congress
should pass the bill and cut out all
this wrangling about adjourning. If
it Is not needed then congress should
adjourn at once. It is up to congress.
If the reform is needed it will do no
good to put the matter off.
Just ten years ago this month Wilbu
Wright was making the first short (fights
in the aeroplane, at Kitty Hawk, N. C.
Since then marvellous progress has been
made in the science of aerial navigation.
The toll of human life has been great
but perhaps it was worth the sacrifice
All great advances in the scope of
human knowledge have their price
and it must be paid.
Our friends who say that prohibition
has not done wonderful things for the
State will have to sit up and take no
tice. Mr. Stringfellow, of the anti-saloon
league, says that we are consuming
about three millions gallons of whisky
now, whereas before the law went Into
effect we consumed over twenty million
At 2 per gallon, Mr. Stringfellow points
out, we are saving $34,000,000, which
was formerly expended for liquor. The
Statesville Landmark suggests that some
of this money has been put into an
automobiles. Maybe so, but what is still
more interesting to us, is the fact that
men who used to go home without any
thing except a jag and a desire to
beat his wife, now go home with a sack
of flour and a pair of shoes. Clinton
And still there are those who insist
that prohibition doesn't prohibit. If
such were the case they wouldn't
be saying a word because they would
be entirely satisfied.
A year or so ago a number of the
leading men of the nation began ad
vising the young men to go South
and grow up with the country. These
men professed to see an era of great
industrial development in store for
the South, hence the change from the
old cry of "Go West.''
The facts and figure show that these
men were right in their belief that the
South was undergoing an industrial
awakening. The annual report of the
Southern Railway, recently issued fur
nishes a striking revelation of the grow
th of wealth in the South in the past
decade. The report shows that in the
nine state traversed by this company's
lines the value of (arm property in
creased 103.1 per cent. jjs value
of farm product increased 10T per cent.
This is a greater increase than any other
section of the nation snow along these
and Is truly remarkable. With
uch a showing a this we feel that the
South I truly the land of promise
and that the injunction of "Go South,
young nma" is good advice, indeed.
: i Barton, who defended himself, saying
If the weather man will only keep j he was regularly admitted to the practice
this up till after the Big Fair we never . of law before the Pittsburg bar, was
again intend to doubt his infallibil- given his choice between spending the
ity. j twelve months in jail or the peninten-
' - , tiary. He chose jaiL Barton was con-
Perhaps Uncle Sam can induce Sister victed of having left his post of duty at
Pankhurst to go down to Mexico and the Beaver Dam distillery, permitting
raud to have been practiced in keep
ing the government out of revenue.
In the case of Frank W. Harper
proprietor of the Beaver Dam distillery
at which Barton was stationed, the
Court imposed a fine of $500 and gave
eighteen months in the Federal peniten
tiary at Moundsbille, W. Va. Robert
H. Talley, counsel for Harper, announed
ed that Harper expects to take an appeal
in his case. Harper was convoked of
having defrauded the government of
Both men were sentenced in the
Federal District Court yesterday morn
ing, and were returned to the Jienrico
county jail as United States prisoners.
When Judge Waddill asked Barton
itjhe had anything to say as to why
sentence whould not be passed upon
him Barton entered his plea. He de
clared; "VI all cases which ever
came before you, your honor, I think
this is certainly one in which sen
tence should be suspended. The tes
timony has shown merely that I have
been guilty of making mistakes, and
surely there can be no very vulner
able crime in making a mistake. Let
ters, of which I could have produced
a thousand, have shown my previous
good character. The mayor of Pitts
burg himself, who has known me all
of my life, has testified to my good
character and I have shown the
Court other letters from people equally
prominent in my home town.
"I have never been accused of a crime
before in my life. From this moment
I am done with the liquor business,
and I desire to say that the liquor busi
ness is the rottenest and most damnable
in the world, and has been the ruination
of thousands of men who would have
otherwise had a chance for a better
In passing sentence Judge Waddill
"I am well aware that the fact
that the Government derives revenue
from the liquor business is not con
ducive to the principles underlying
civilization, and while it is my personal
opinion that it is wrongful for the gov
ernment to get revenue from this source,
I must also take cognizance of the fact
that it does, and of the laws, applying
"You have been guilty of negligence
in the performance of your duties as an
officer'of the goernment and for this a
penalty is prescribed. I Cannot do
otherwise than pronounce sentence.
However, since the jury has recommend
ed leniency by asking for the minimum
penalty, and has convicted you on but
three of the counts, I will suspend sen
tence on the first count and impose the
minimum on the other two
counts. I therefore sentence you to
twelve months in eithertthe jail or the
penitentiary. You are at liberty to
choose which you prefer, the jail or the
enitentiary. I leave the choice with
you, so that you can take whicn will
be most congenial to you.
alibi is being prepared for use just
after November Sth and 6th.
An exchange suggests old time re
ligion as an excellent fire escape;
The trial was a political lynching
says Sulzer. Well, it must be admitted
they made a neat job of it.
If you should go into a man's house
and swear before his wife and daugh
ters you would most likely make con
nections with his boot, yet this man
will go to the theatre and cheer the pro
fanity louder than anything else.
The Wilmington Dispatch disclaims
any knowledge of Doc. Cook's where
abouts, but is of the opinion that he
ought to be in a climate far, far warmer
than the polar regions. We don't think
the brother would go back on an old
fnendj that way.
Next week Thos. E. Watson, (
time candidate for President, goes on
trial, in the Federal court, for an alleged
sending of obscene matter through the
mails. Watson's offense is not against
the United States government; it is
against the Catholic church and the
Catholic church is really the prosecu
We don t believe in putting our
nose into church affairs, but we think
when a church devotes its time to hound
ing a private citizen it is time to call
a halt. Such as that is a long way
from Christ's injunction to turn the
other cheek. It is admitted that Watson
has said some pretty hard things
about Catholicism, but this is supposed
to be a country of free speech and to
hatch up an indictment in the courts
for the purpose of silencing him should
be resented by every red blooded man,
whether he be Catholic or Protestant.
Sulzer went the way we expected him
to go. The high court of impeachment
found him guilty of high crimes and mis
demeanors and he will be removed from
office. The matter has been nothing
more than a mathematical proposition
from the beginning. The tools of Tam
many in the senate were guided as
to their votes by Boss Murphy and
not by the evidence. He stood guilty
of defying Murphy and that was c-
nough in their eyes. He would have
been convicted on that alone.
Nor do we mean to say that there was
no evidence against him. There was
evidence against him and under other
circumstances we would have advocated
his removal, but in this case it meant
the turning over of the reins of govern
ment to a crowd who are infinitely
worse, in every respect, than Sulzer
ever has been or ever will be. For that
reason he should have been retained
until his time expired and then the peo
ple could have selected his successor.
Instead, his successor will be the tool
of the worst political organization
on earth and New York can expect
nothing but graft and exploitation
until next election.
What ever Sulzer may have been
guilty of in the past, the fact remains
that since his election he was champion
ing the cause of the plain people and
that was his sole offense to his prose
The following from the Sulzer state
ment to the Press is a clear, concise
statement of the real reason ofhis im
"When I declined to obey the 'ord
ers of the 'boss' about patronage; when
I refused to call off Hennessy.and pre
vent further investigations of graft, and
finally, when-1 set in motion the wheels
of the machinery of the courts to brine
the criminals to justice and to stop the
looting of the State, then and not until
then did Mr. Murphy threaten me with
degradation. From that day to this all
that money, all that power, all that im
fluence can do to destroy me has been
MORE SNEAK LEGISLATION.
LOUIS CHOSEN BY EPISCOPALIANS.
New York, Oct. 17. St. Louis was
today chosen as the city for the Pro
testant Episcopal convention in 1916.
October 11 was named as the date
i which the 1916 convention will
CONVICTED REVENUE AGENT
HITS OLD JOHN BARLEYCORN.
Richmond, Va., Oct. 17. "From this
moment I am done with the liquor busi
ness, and I desire to say that the liquor
business is the rottennest and most
damnable in the world, and has been
the ruination of thousands of men."
id J. H. Barton, convicted store-keeper
gauger of the Beaver Dam distillery
concluding his statement to Judge
Waddill in the Federal District Court
why sentence should not be passed upon
'While it is my personal opinion
that it i wrongful for the govern
ment to get revenue from this source
(the liquor business I must also take
cognizance of the fact that it does,
and of the laws applying to it," was
part of the reyly of Judge Waddill
he sentenced Barton to twelve
With both men concerned in the
case condemning the liquor business,
THE THAW RUMOR
THE GOVERNOR EMPHATICALLY
STATES THAT HE HAS
REACHED NO DECISION
Our neighbor, the WashingtonJPro
gress, is exceedingly "het" up over what
it terms an anarchistic law passed by the
legislature during the special session.
The law was passed at the instance
of the senator from that district and
the Progress proceeds to express its
opinion of him m the following:
"In the opinion of this paper we
believe had it not been for his wife
and children and the high regard
our people hold of them and her people,
that he would have been met at the
train upon' his arrival here by a great
throng of our best citizen and told to
move on, that he was an undesirable
citizen for prostituting hi office to
satisfy what seems to be personal
grievances. As far as we know no man
in the history of the State has dared
to pass such a law, the purport of which
must not have been known to either
branch of the General Assembly at
the time of its passage, and which shows
how one may pass by sneak methods
most any kind of local bills."
The main objection to the law seems
to be to section five which reads as
follows: "It shall be a misdemeanor
for any policeman or chief of policeman
to arrest any person for the violation
of an ordinance of the city of Wash
ington after six o'clock in the afternoon
of any day, with the exception of
We are inclined to agree with the
Progress that it is a foolsih law and
ought never to have been passed. It
is a matter of common knowledge
that it is at night time when the crimin
al stalks forth and then, of all times,
is when police protection is needed.
But what we want to call attention to
is the fact that such a bill was ever
allowed to get through the legislature
unnoticed. We do not believe it would
have become a law if the legislature
had known what it was doing. It was
evidently a "sneak" bill. The trouble
wa that the members were not on the
Concord, N. H., Oct. 17. Governor
Felker today set at rest the rumor
that he will decide regarding the
Harry K. Thaw extraditition papers
today or tomorrow by declaring that
the Dutchess county officials have sent
him no word since the New York at
torneys were granted until October
20 for filing additional papers in the
Felker announced for the first time
today how he will make public
his deision. The announcement in
dicated that there will be no formali
ties, inasmuch as Felker does not
even consider it necessary to call the
attorneys for both sides together. He
will come to Concord from his home
in Rochester some time after October
20 and quietly announce that he ha
signed or will not sign the extradi
GHENT FOOTBALL TEAM IS VIC
In a game of football at Ghent
Park yesterday afternoon the football
team of the Ghent Athletic Association
defeated the high School team by a score
of 27 to 14. This game, although only
played for practice, was witnessed by
many an proved very exciting.
And Bert Leigh will get a warm re
ception the next time he comes.
Always knew that the Goldsboro
rube didn't know what a good show was.
If the law in Guilford applied to
Craven also, the disorderly house prose
cution would be easier handled.
We venture the opinion that many aa
"North Carolina has had a special ses
sion of the legislature and survived it
without the least trouble, while over in
Tennessee every session of the legis
lature, regular or special, is an occa
sion for calling out the State troops
Which, as the Greenville Piedmont
wouldn't say, shows how much better
and safer place North Carolina is com
pared with Tennessee." Rock H01
(S. C.) Herald.
oeorge Attmore lett last evening
for a short visit at Stonewall.
W. J. Blalock returned last evening
from a short visit at Vanceboro.
Miss Etta Nunn returned last even
ing from a visit at Toronto, Canada.
A. D. Ward returned last evening
irom Larteret county where he has been
attending to professional business.
Mr. and Mrs.
H. Gorham, of
Clerk of- Jones County
Court, J. B. Collins, wa
in the city yesterday.
S. Barker and W. W. Barker, of
Trenton, were in the city yesterday.
o. M. Lindsay, of Snow Hill, was
among the business visitors here yi
D. L. Ward, returned yesterday
afternoon from a professional visit at
Mrs. Wade Meadows left yesterday
for "Furnlfurst" Senator Simmon'
farm in Jonas county where she will
spend several days.
Miss Sebra Griffin ha accepted a
position in the office of the Gem Hotel.
H. T. White, of Cove City, pent
yesterday in New Bern attending to
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