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RALEIGH, N. C, THURSDAY. SEPTEMBER IO, 19O0.
If Kitchen's election would mean
Injury to the commonwealth, then he
thou Id not be elected.
The Lexington Dispatch sayx that
Kitchin's record In Congress is a doz-
-n years of absolute emptiness behind
And Simmons Is to enter the State
campaign. Wonder if he has the re
motest hopes of saving his political
The voters now have an opportuni
ty to say whether they want a profes
sional politician or a business man for
It is stated that the Democratic
campaign collector In this State rides
around on a free pass. Isn't It
Secretary Taft and Senator Fora
ker have burled the hatchet and the
Democrats might as well pull up
makes In Ohio.
The Charlotte Chronicle, Democrat,
thinks that If Mr. Bryan wants the
colored vote that he ought to go out
and buy what he needs.
We don't think the Mooresvllle En
terprise can deny that is a yellow
journal. It was printed on decidedly
yellow paper last week.
Kven if Bryah and Kitchln are safe
and sane now, is that any guarantee
that the unfavorable symptoms may
not return at any moment?
The Democrats of Durham may be
able to explain their light vote by
the fact that nearlv 500 Durham citi-
zens had failed to list their taxes.
The News and Observer says there
are Republicans in Kansas for Bry
an. That is nothing. There are
scores and scores af Democrats in
North Carolina for Taft and Cox.
The Charlotte Evening' Chrontele
says that "the Republican State Con-
vention was a success from every
point of view." A majority of the
voters of the State will express the
same opinion on Nov.
The Democratic politicians and
Democratic newspapers keep talking
about the trusts. They have held me
reigns of government in this State for
. m " 1
noD ta.n vaara an1 hrW TTIflTIV I
I 11 J UO L 11 J k,lll H " ' "
trusts have they "busted"? ? ? ? ?
The Bryan-Kitchin Democratic
club organized in Raleigh Friday
niht did not meet with the enthusi-
asm that its organizers had expected.
After thoroughly advertising the
meeting they were able to enroll only
Gov. Glenn is quoted by the News
and Observer as saying that the Re-
publican State platform is nothing
but "cheap demagoguery. Whoever
expected Mr. Glenn to have sufficient
cheek to charge any one else with be- less we git a certifycate frum a dock
ing guilty of "cheap demagoguery?" ter an a permit fromHhe Governor.
"Government guarantee of bank
. . . .
deposits would be better understood
if somebody would take tne trouDie
to explain just what it means.
Durham HeraldL That is a fact, but
s m. inh tn oTniain. We
. ... - .
wirmiae mat it is simujy a,
The Democrats of Sampson Coun-
tv nn;. a candidate for
. x, TOv la
the House of Representatives who is
ineligible. But that makes little dif-
f erence for he could not be elected
anyway. The only way Democrats
can nold offlce in Sampson Is by ap-
pointment from Raleigh.
Some of the Democratic papers
claim that Indiana is in the doubtful
rrtinmT, thia vonr. Tt. may be but it
sounds like an election year yarn' to
"s. Four years ago Judge Farter
93,000 majority! If Indiana goes
nommM)i, tna vonr wa mav expect
to see the entire South crawl over
Into the Republican column.
Norman E. Mack, Chairman of the
Democratic National Executive Com
mittee. stated in Washington a few
uays ago mat uuc
plenty of money to carry on luetr
campaign. If that Is true why are
thftv trvW to fool the Door farmers
.v. ' f t,Mr hard
earned dollars, wnen tne commiuw
. ' -- . .- in.,
already has plenty of funds? Mr.
Mack's statement had the odor of
hnt oi .
LETTER FROM UILK1NS.
Happy Day in Alexander County.
Political Points That Are Rather
PointedMr. IMkin Look at the
Mountain and Is Frightened Tlie
Good Old Times Are All Over
How to Ilale Children.
of the Caucasian-
Iilikinsville, N. C, Sept. 7, 1908.
I am goln' up in Alexander county
In a few days. I don't know what I
will do with my mule Bob when I
git up thar, fer they say that they
iz no less than 115 licensed brandy
distilleries runnin' in that county,
twenty-four hours per day, an' the
fruit crop iz large. Bob iz a prohi
bitionist an I reckon he will be pow
erfully put out when he gits up thar
an flnds hit a wet countrv. The
- - - w
pollytishuns wuz afeared that Alex
ander an Wilkes mite go Republikin
an' so they allowed them ter be ex
cepted when they wuz buildln the
State ProhibiBhun law. Hit iz need
less ter say rite here an' now that if
they had thought that they wuz real
danger ov the State goin Republikin
they would not hev bin any prohi
bishun in any county. We dyma
krats would let licker, famine, pesti
lence, grass hoppers, rattlesnakes,
wild jackasses or anything else over
run the State if we thought they wuz
real danger ov gittin' beat in the
next or any future eleckshun. In
fact, the game we wuz playin when
we passed the State prohibishun law
wuz ter git most ov the church folks
solid, fer we wuz gist a little bit on-
easy the way things wuz lookin'. But
we really didn't care whut becum ov
the churches. We wuz willin ter
give up the churches, the licker, an'
everything else rather than git beat
by the Republikins. An we air
willin' ter cum out in favor ov awl-
most anything frum prohibishun ter
child - slavery in order ter carry our
Pints - Bm Moody says ne would
rainer nave Dotn ov niz nanas,. an
his feet cut off than ter live under a
Republikin administrashun fer six
months; an' he voices the wishes ov
every true an' tried dymakrat in
JNortn Carolina, ter we actually be
lieve that the happiness ov awl the
people depends on our holdin' offis
every day in the year, rain or shine.
Mrs. Bilkins iz visitin' eround up
here in Iredell county an' she kin see
the mountains at a distance; in
fact, they iz sum small mountains in
this county. She sez they look so
big an' blue that hit makes the cold
chllls run UP an' down ber sPiral
distance gne imaglnes she kin 8ee
thp. rnltlosnnkps r.rMwIin lit nv their
dens in the rocky cliffs an sunnin'
theirselves every day when hit lz
clear, even though the mountains air
some aistance ervvay, an sue minus
that awl the people air in danger ov
UC1U Ulb C V CI J 11U1C 111CJ OlCil VUb
ov the house an' no licker nearer
than Richmond or Louisville. Betsy
awlways wuz foolish erbout a little
medisin' an' fer corn
shuckins, barn raisins, log rollins
toothache, had colds, roomytisum,
niTYi f tliaJ Hrorl fooltn ' an1 for con.
eral household and kitcWll. purp0ses.
t hev GVen knoWed her ter Dut ud
peaches in brandy an use them fer
sass eriong in tne spring ov me
But them gude old days air awl
over. i?er six tnousan- years we
had licker ov awl sorts, wine, sider,
beer, rum an' other household ne-
cessities. But them gude old days
air awl over an we now hev nothin'
but hard work pollytlcks, sickness,
an' sich like. The land iz awl post-
ed gQ we cant gQ fisbln. nQr ,possum
nuI1tin', except on our own land, on-
lune oi me wise uieu wuu nveu. eiwj
ba.ck yonder when people could say
an' think what they pleased, sed:
ned Dst ywho is gov.
erned lea3t But them gude old
days air awl gone. Hit will soon be
so that you can't take a chaw ov
terbacker without a certifycate from
dQckter or a the chair.
man ov the party in power, counter
signed by the editor ov the State
orgin. In the old days, when awl
the countries wuz presided over by
a King, Queen, Duke or Emperer or
sumpthin' ov that sort, the folks had
purty much awl they made ter the
cr0wned heads an' the small fry poi
lytishuns that backed up the royal
t T. wo. -;
iky an' settled wuz urea ov mat
an the ytaught their children words
Hv'fl this "Oive me liberty or give
me death-'' an "The heel ov the op-
preSsor shall not crush our necks.
That awl sounded purty nice, an'
thing boomed fer awhile. But the
... ,,1T1rP1 millions mostly
fnnla Thev air never haDDT onless
they air bein humbugged. So after
Ustablishln' a government
free Ameriky" an gittin' things in
purty gude shape fer a few years,
things went on purty well so iaraz
Wa rmld notice. But the oollytl
sluns couldn't stand that an so they
sot out with a few old sawdust skums
In new boxes an we air rapidly
eoin' back ter the old days
I " f i,0w
a spot in the
worId az big az your hand that wuz
flt fer a decent family ter live in
I'm sorry, but hit iz not my nater
ter cry. T-hen. the folks git tired
k.l) (.nn)viiiriro1 Vl QV Will milt Mlt
ueiu uuuxuu&acu ..... -
anr, win nrevail. If hit
i (u vu.wAa v-mw4 - xr -
ever does. The world contains
nnpulashun ov fifteen hundred mil
Hons an' at least fourteen nunarea
an nlnetynlne millions ov them air
fool, an I kin prove hit. II the
Irlitical bosses in North Carolina
would Usue order that everybody
in the State should stand on their
head fer fifteen minute each morn
in a whole lot or people would be
found try In ter do so and they
would not question the ' wisdom ov
the "leaders." This lz a condition
an not a theory. Hit simply shows
that a majority ov mankind does
nor. Know ennun ter git out ov a
shower ov rain when shelter iz close
at hand. I'll put hit anuther way:
If the bosses wuz ter Issue orders
ter that effect ninety-five per cent ov
the married voters ov the State
would kill their mother-in-law be
fore Saturday night. They lz no
telln what a man will do after he
jlnes a perlitical party an gits hlz
veins full ov party plzen an hlz
heart full ov perlitical hatred. Ov
course, they Iz no harm In a man
belongin ter a perlitical party. But
he orter try ter act sensible or else
he orter be fined 10 and costs every
time he acts foolish over pollytlcks.
If that plan wuz carried out they
would not be any need ov raisin
revenue fer State and' County pur
poses by takln land an other prop
erty. If I ever git a seat In the
State Legislater I'll see that sich a
law iz passed an hev hit fixed so that
hit can't never be repealed. They
air several other gude laws I'd love
ter interduce an' git passed on' post
ed in the Code. One iz a law ter
keep boys, large an' small frum
standin' eround church doors after
meetin' iz over ter gaze at the girls
az they cum out ov church. That lz
an ole subjick, I know, but hit iz
so important that every writer in
the land ought ter hit at the habit
now an' then. If I owned sum boys
hit wouldn't require any legislation
fer when I went ter church I'd keep
one eye peeled an' the first time I
seed any sich conduct I'd git the boys
home az soon az possible an' I'd sit
down an' give them a gude little talk
erbout that sort ov thing an' I hope
that would be sufficient. But if hit
wuz not, if things went frum bad to
wurse, az hit seems ter be goin', I'd
wate till I got home some Sunday
afternoon an then I'd trim up a few
peach trees an I'd wade into them
boys like I wuz fitin' fire when the
old sedge fields git afire in the
spring ov the year, an' when I'd git
through thrashing them boys you
couldn't git them ter stand in front
ov a church ter watch a circus
But things air goin' frum bad ter
wurse. A grate many parents, now
adays, air neglectln' ter obey the
Scriptures- they "spare the rod an'
poil the child." An' this sort ov
thing iz growin' at a terrible rate ov
speed. Nothin' short ov a revolu
tion will save the comin' generations.
What has caused this period ov
backslidin'? Too much readin ov
the wrong sort. Too many read the
'Children's Page" in this or that
'family newspaper" or magazine, an'
they read a lot ov rot erbout "How
to raise children.' The only way ter
raise 'em iz ter give 'em plenty ov
'hickery tea" an' a little in the way
ov clothes an' plenty ov grub. Awl
ways give hickery tea first.
--Az ever, ZEKE BILKINS.
A MOST BRUTAL MURDER.
Theatrical Man Murders Wife, Then
Cuts Her to Pieces and I lids the
Dismembered Body in a Trunk.
Boston, Sept. 3. The most brutal
crime committed in Greater Boston
since the death of Susan M. Geary,
a chorus girl, four years ago, .and
one much resembling it in its de
tails, was disclosed to-night by the
discovery of the torso of Mrs. Hon
orah Jordan, an actress, aged twenty-three
years, of Somerville, in a
trunk in a boarding-house at No. 7
Hancock Street on Beacon Hill, this
city. Later the head and bones of
the limbs were found in the furnace
of the Jordan home at Somerville
and the scalp, hair and other grew
some remains were taken from the
kitchen range of the house.; - ; ' r.
Chester Jordan, aged 29 'years,
an actor, of Somerville, is held by
the police charged with the murder
and tonight, according to the offi
cers, he made a complete confession
of the crime.
According to Jordan's confession
he accidentally killed his wife Tues
day night in a quarrel at their home,
and '"becoming desperate over what
he had done, he went out and
bought a butcher knife, razor and
shears, cut up the body and placed
the torso in a trunk.
Mr. Jas. H. Brown, of Rowan, Drops
Dead in Physician's Office.
Salisbury, N. C, Sept. 4. While
consulting a physician in his office
here today, Mr. James H. Brown, one
of Rowan county's best known citi
zens, dropped dead witnout a mo
He came to Salisbury at noon to
have a sprained arm treated and
while talking with the physician fell
to the floor dead.
Asheville Child Shot to Death.
' Asheville, N. C, Sept. 4 A shock
ing and fatal accident occurred in
West Asheville this morning about
7 o'clock when Herman Andrews, the
seven-years-old son of T. M. Andrews
of that place, was either accidentally
shot and killed by his nine-years-old
brother or else himself accidentally
discharged the gun that sent a charge
of shot into his breats, resulting in
almost instant death.
SAME OLD PARTY
"Same 0!d Deceitful Attitude To
THE DEMOCRATIC TREASURER
Ir. Henmt Says llakeU( Trraar
er of the Commitine, la Hostile to
' American Labors lie tA Some
Interesting Affidavits to lrova II U
Davenport, Iowa, Sept. 7.William
R. Hearst delivered an address in
this city at a Labor Day celebration.
Mr. Hearst said in part:
"If any one tells you that the
Democratic party is a new party
with a new attitude toward work
Ingmen, I stand ready to prove that
It is the same old Democratic party
with the same old deceitful attitude
"When, years ago, workingmen,
were in Washington arguing for what
they honestly believed to be for the
best interest of themselves and their
families and their fellow citizens
generally, and Mr. Bryan called them
'public beggars, he did not show a
spirit In sympathy with American
labor or in harmony with American
"And when Mr. Bryan the other
day appointed as treasurer of the
Democratic campaign fund, this man
Haswell, a member of a secret citi
zens alliance, hostile to labor in a
mean and cowardly way, he did not
show in that either a spirit in sym
pathy with American labor or in ac
cordance with American fair play."
Mr. Hearst then went Into details
concerning his charges against Mr.
Haskell. Mr. Hearst, to bear out
his assertion, quoted from a resolu
tion he said had been introduced by
Mr. Haskell before a meeting of an
alliance. He also detailed the inci
dent in which Mr. Hearst said Mr.
Bryan termed workingmen "public
beggars" and manufacturers "rob
bers." Concerning the latter charge
against Mr. Bryan Mr. Hearst read
affidavits from James Campbell, of
Pittsburg, and Charles Bryant,
LEE'S NAME HISSED BY BUY
AN1TES. Democratic Leaders Take Another
Slap at the Confederate Soldier.
It was all right, of course, for
Mr. Bryan to court popularity with
those millions who revere the mem
ory of Abraham Lincoln by having
his Denver Convention go out of its
way to pass a resolution In honor of
But it was a shameful thing for
this National Convention of Demo
crats to hiss the name of Robert E.
Turn back to the July 10th issue
of the Atlanta Constitution, and
read how I. L. Straus, of Maryland,
was howled down. The sub-head
"STRAUS WAS HISSED."
How came the Bryanites to hiss
Because he endeavored to have
he name of Robert E. Lee mention
ed with honor.
Turn to the "Life of Thomas H.
Benton," by Theodore Roosevelt,
and you will And that he praises Lee
as the greatest soldier that the Anglo-Saxon
race has produced. Great
er man Wellington, greater tnan
Cromwell, greater than Marborough;
greater than the great soldiers who
won at Agincourt and Poitiers. So
far as we know, the name of Lee
has never been mentioned disre
spectfully in any Northern book or
speech, during the last twenty years.
We have supposed that all the non
seceding States honored the unblem
ished character of Lee, just as the
seceding States all honor the mem
ory of Lincoln.
But the Bryanites who Insulted
the Georgia delegation by prancing
around it and playing "Marching
Through Georgia," were quite capa
ble of hissing the name of Robert E
Lee, and they did it. Watson's Jef
fersonian. Free Lumber Would Hurt the South.
Clinton News Dispatch.
Mr. Bryan wants to take the tariff
off of lumber and logs so the peo
ple of the North and West can get
cheap lumber. He is willing to ruin
the South to help the North and then
expects the people of the South to
be fools enough to vote for him.
Democrats Getting Scarce in
If the Democrats in this county
continue to come to the Republican
at the present rate we don't know
whether they will be able to furnish
poll holders by election day, that is
intelligent men. Clinton News Dis
Forsythe Republicans Nominate Star-
The Republican Convention of For
sythe County, Saturday named ex-
Judge H. R. Starbuck as their candl
date for the State Senate.
AXOTHEIt FALSEHOOD X.ULK1).
Sir. 13 wood Out Wm Nut Mem!
of the Orgailka of Masafart
urr Who Had Tnmbl WUh Th4
Labor la the Lockout of 190Q.
To the Public:
We, Ch undersigned manufacture
ers, raiding In lllfb 1'olut. and Dem
ocrats, but believing In fair play, de
sire to eay that, of our own pro&al
knowledge, Mr. J. Kloo4 Cox, of
High Point, was not a member of the
organization of manufacturers ho,
in the spring of 1906, had trouble
with, their labor, and we know Mr.
Cox had nothing whatever to do with
the socalled lockout, and the only
times he appeared before this organi
zation was as a mediator.
The Impression has prevailed
somewhat that the Manufacturers
Club of High Point, had something
to do with the lockout. This was
not the case, the Manufacturers' Club
had nothing to do with this trouble.
Furthermore, we know Mr. Cox to
be largely Interested in manufact
uring here and elsewhere, and that
he has spent his life in encouraging
same. And In every movement un
dertaken by the business men of
High Point to secure equitable
freight rates, better equipment for
shipping our products, and better
service in handling same, Mr. Cox
has always taken a most active part
and has rendered invaluable aid in
bringing about more favorable con
ditions for shippers.
J. P. REDDING.
H. W. FRAZ1ER.
C. P. TOMLINSON,
S. L. DAVIS.
FRED N. TATE, -O.
A. E. TATE,
W. G. BRADSHAW,
J. W. HARRIS.
High Point, N. C, Sept. 5, 1908.
CALL FOR CONVENTION.
Sixth District Republicans to Met-1 in
Wilmington September 17th.
The Republicans of the Sixth Con
gressional District will meet In Wil
mington at noon on September 17th
for the purpose of nominating a can
didate for Congress and a Presi
dential elector. This will be an ad
journed session of the convention,
the first meeting being held some
weeks ago, but no nominations were
made at that time and adjournment
was taken subject to the call of the
There is considerable speculation
as to who the Republicans will nom
inate for Congress.
Early, the North Carolina, Lepor, to
Receive Pension of $78 a Month.
Washington, D. C, Sept. 2. A
pension was granted to-day by the
United States Government to John R.
Early, a supposed victim of leprosy,
who is now being maintained by the
authorities of the District of Colum
bia. Early Is a native of Lynn. N. C.
He was a considerable time a sol
dier in the United States army and
it was during his service In the
Philippines that he probably con
tracted the disease with which he is
Pension Commissioner Warner Is
sued to him a pension certificate for
$12 a month from July 12, 1907, to
August 31, 1908, and a certificate
for $72 a month, to date from Au
gust 31, 1908.
City Prison in Durham in Filthy Con
The following news story was sent
out from Durham Saturday night:
As a parting shot today the grand
jury created a second sensation when
the city government was fearfully ar
raigned for the condition of the city
prison. It was cited in the report
that the prison 13 filthy and dirty,
that the bedding is worn out and in
bad shape, and that the sanitary con
ditions are bad. It was also stated
that the walls are in poor condition,
evidently not having been white
washed for years, and that the light
ing is bad. As a final shot the re
port suggested that it is a disgrace
to the city to maintain Euch a prison
and that the city government should
be required to keep a place that is at
least as healthy and presentable as
the jalL This was said after having
praised the manner in which the jail
A Sober Convention and a Fine
,The Mercury is glad to say the Re
publicans held a sober, civil and har
monious convention, wrote a good
platform and nominated a clean,
good ticket. It is equal to any
The Mercury will support the tick
et. This is a free country, and the
people begin to appreciate it. The
day of ring rule is fast coming to
its sunset it is setting clear, too.
In our next issue, we shall gladly
say something about the gentlemen
on the ticket, impressing the" fact
that they are not only "worthy
North Carolinians but are Americans,
founded on the principles of 'Inde
Republicans in Fifth Congressional
District Name J. M. Morehead.
The Republican Congressional con
vention of the Fifth District was held
in Greensboro last week and Mr. John
M. Morehead, a prominent manufact
urer of Leaksville, was nominated for
Congress. Mr. John T. Benbow was
named for Presidential elector.
xoTiiiNcj r,ix tiK m acuixht
WluU the Otartflff brrrr ftaj
About the n?k!Vaa Mt IW
vrnUoa a4 Um Stle Tklrt St.
The day after the Hepoblica& State
Contention, the Charlotte UUerier
ta a leading editorial m! J.
"There U molting to be a!4
agaitut the ticket that the HnubU
can nominated la thu town yes
terday. -Mr. J. EUood Cos. their numl
ce tor Governor, a Quaker a ad a
gentleman, is la ail pot&u of dignity
and character, the eual of any taau
in the Slate. The Republican part)
of North Carolina Is to be congratu
lated that It la able ls put such a
man at the head of Us ticket. Per
tonally he l as pure aa pure can U.
and politically he has never had a
prompting that did not look to the
welfare of North Carolina. An able
and successful business man. It he
kould chance to be elected the inter
ests of the State would be entirely
safe in his hands.
"Mr. Cox's associates on the ticket
are, like himself, worthy North Caro
linians. We have arrived at that
condition in our politics where no
party dares to offer for office a candi
date who can be successfully attack
ed. Without Intending to vole for a
man on their ticket, we still want to
congratulate our Republican friends
upou offering to the electorate so
hue a lot of gentlemen.
"Their platform is not so good as
their ticket. We can well understand
what was In the minds of Its
draughtsmen but from contentions
among themselves, or through fear
of what they think is public opinion.
they failed to seize the vital Issue
in the public mind of today and fall
ing in this, have sacrificed their only
hope of victory, or of establishing
their party upon a principle, which
means anything else than pure ne
"A word in conclusion. Charlotte
was very much delighted to have
these Republican guests. Candor and
good manners impel us to say that
ihe convention leaves upon the peo
ple of this town an exceedingly fav
orable impression. It .was strong
both in numbers and in personnel; it
looked and acted a part decidedly
confusing to people who have long
leld, without thought of occasion for
change, certain ideas about Southern
Republicanism. There can be no
doubt that its equal has never be
fore represented the Republican
party of North Carolina. It Is a
matter of regret that stress of storm
detained so many who would other
wise have come. It Is hoped that
those who were here enjoyed their
coming, and it is hoped further that
their impressions are so good that
they will want to come again."
On the following day the Char
lotte Observer in another editorial
"Some of the delegates to the Re
publican State convention remained
yesterday. They got a better Idea
than those who left Thursday of the
beautiful Uuminatlon of the town
which could not be provided before
on account of the dreadful weather.
If Charlotte fell short In any partic
ular it was not Charlotte's fault. All
of the city was full of the spirit of
hospitality and if weather was
against us that was not our fault.
"The Observer desires to repeat
what It said yesterday that the per
sonnel of this Republican convention
was very fine; that those people are
good North Carolinians and have
only the welfare of the State at
heart. It may be going out of the
way to say so, but we cannot help
saying again that their candidate for
Governor is as fine a man as we
have to repeat ourselves, a Quaker
and a gentleman."
DAMAGE TO GEORGL CXXTTOX
Commissioner of Agriculture Says It
Will be Short Half Million Bales.
Atlanta, Ga., Sept 4. -Commis
sioner of Agriculture Hudson to-day,
in an interview, stated that In his
belief the cotton crop of Georgia has
been damaged by the recent rains to
the extent of 500,000 bales. The
Commissioner said that in only two
counties in the State Is the crop tip
to the standard of that ot last year.
"The heavy rains, which were
general throughout the State two or
three weeks ago, followed by the ex
ceedlngly hot weather, account for
the damage." said Commissioner
Hudson. "The two excesses caused
the cotton to shed its young bolls
and squares to such an extent that
every acre of farm land in Georgia
was literally covered with them. The
damage is greater this year than
ever before in my knowbvlge."
Mob Overpowers Officers and Lynch
A negro named George Johnson
was lynched by a mob at Murfrees
boro thirty miles from Asheville, on
the night of August 2Sth. The ne
gro was charged with an attempted
assault upon a Miss Morriss, -who
lives seven miles from Murfreesboro.
He was arested and taken to Mur
freesboro , where the young woman
identified him and he confessed. That
night the officers attempted to spirit
the. negro away to safety but a mob
overtook the officers, secured . tha
prisoner and strung him up.'
THE OHIO CAMPAIGN
Opened Huxbrt, fiirrl tci
Btvcrldjt Who Received
AN AUSPICIOUS MEETIN Q
!'.r UU-m of lhr Tariff a4 (W
tlBMMrr of th Pnltolv of Umr
ertC Were the Key oaWl .
The Kprmkrr tfcrah klodty Wilt
Youngitoen. O.. Hpt. S. Add
from formally defiatftg Imv Una
national at4 ltfle. the opoatb- of he
Republican campaign la Ohio here
day, according to Republican critics,
developed an Important tart, natuel;.
that Governor Cbarir 11. llugbee. of
New York, will be in great demsttj
outside of hi own State during tae
The Governor follow log a ntatterly
effort by Senator Ueverldge. not oal
held the attention of a crowd of
thouaands who had Uo lUtenlsg to
other sperchea tor hour, but moved
them to vigorous outburv.a of ap
probation and fairly mobbed
when he finished, by hundreds, who
preased forward to shake hia hand.
His aatirical comments on Ilryan'a
ideaa ot regulating trusts called
forth shouts ot laughter. lUttalon of
the tariff and a continuance of the
policies of KoosevHt. were the key
Senator Deverldge, of Indiana, and
Governor Hughea delivered Ituprea
stve speeches dealing with national
issues, while Gov. Andrew L. Harris
renominated by his party, devoted
himself to questions ot Import to the
Stale of which he is the chief execu
tive. Deal Kindly Willi Dry an.
Doth Mr. Hughes and Senator Hev-
eridge dealt kindly with Mr. Ilryan
n his personal character, but instated
that he was a dreamer ot dreams, a
preacher and not an executive. Glow,
ing tributes were paid to President
UooaevelL Senator lieveridge drew a
similitude between the I'reslde nt and
the captain ot a ship, saying, amid
cheers, that when he stepped upon the
bridge the passengers could do no
better than turn the command of
the craft over to the chief officer.
Doth speakers Insisted on a re
vision of the tariff and minimum baala
iu line with the policy of Germany
and Prance. Tariff for revenue only
the Indiana statesman declared, was
obsolete and thu protective tariff out
of date. Under a maximum tariff
ie said that Germany had forged
ahead to the front rank In the volume
and value of her foreign trade.
WHOLESALE INDICTMENTS I.V
About 450 Citixen of That Couuly
Failed to List Their Taxe
The grand Jury of Durham County
Saturday made presentment ot about
450 Durham cltlxens who failed to
list their taxes this year. This is a
surprisingly large number and the
cases will create much Interest when
they come up for trial.
Taft and Foraker Again Political
Secretary Taft and Senator Fora
ker are now political friends and It
Is stated that Foraker will take the
stump for Taft. A dispatch sent out
from Toledo, O., gives the following
account of their meeting daring the
G. A. R. reunion at Toledo:
For an hour or more today the
grand parade of the Grand Army of
the Republic, with its attendant
throngs serving merely as the back
ground the scenery was of as dra
matic an Incident at has enlivened
a political campaign In some years,
namely the public meeting ot William
H. Taft and erstwhile rival Senator
Joseph Benson Foraker.
The Republican leader and his an
tagonist, politically, of the precon-
ventlon canvass, met in the official
reviewing stand, shook hands, smiled
and exchanged greetings, while from
thousands of throats came cheer
after cheer, as the significance of the
incident dawned upon the beholders.
Kentucky Farmer Shot His Wife for
A Mght Rider.
Murray, Ky., Sept. 4. Mistaking
her for a night rider, John Franklin
Dalton, a mill man residing on the
Tennessee river In Calloway county,
last night shot and killed his bride.
They were married a month ago at
Princeton and moved here from Rep
Ion. They heard prowlers and got
up to Investigate. . Dalton told her to
go back to bed and he went Into the
yard. She slipped out the back door
just a, he reached a shadow ot the
side of the house. He fired, the bul
let crashing through her brain. The
coroner's Jury exonora ted him.
Steamer Wrecked and entire Crew'
Lisbon, Sept. 4. Driving straight
into the face of a cliff nearly 300 feet
high, the steamer Luiza, bound from
Brazilian ports to Fuguera, was
wrecked five miles south ot that port
today and every member of the crew