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THE CAUCASIAN.
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In nearly every Democratic papr
that comes to The Caucasian oSlce as
an exchange, wo see statements like
tbo following:
"The farmers have made too
much cotton; they should here
after plant less, and if they do
they will get more for a small
crop than they will now get for
a large crop.
'The farmers are suffering
from the efTects of over-production,
and they should learn bet
tor before they plant the. next
crop."
These and many other similar ex-
prese.ons are sum aim Bu.ta-
or the Democratic explanation anu ,
comment upon the fact that cotton
has fallen to a price below the cost
of production. j
These papers either advertise their ;
ignorance or their partisanship to i
such an extent that they are notj
capable of discussing this important ;
matter intelligently and giving the
farmers the truth about the matter.
All that we have said before we
now repeat, and that is that there
are to-day three times as many peo
ple using cotton as there were when
the South made a nine-million bale
crop. This being true, and no one
can deny it, then there is more de
mand for cotton to-day than ever be
fore, and therefore under the law of
supply and demand the price should
to-day be not less than fifteen cents
a pound.
When the Democratic party,
through its unwise threats to carry
out dangerous economic policies, has
disturbed business so as to nullify
the law of supply and demand, then
they attempt to charge the calamity
which they bring upon the country to
the farmers and the Lord. Their ad
vice to the farmers is to work less and
make a half-bale of cotton instead of
a whole bale. They blame the farm
er for his industry and thrift and
they blame the Lord for smiling
down upon the efforts of the wealth
producers with sunshine and show
ers. YES, IT IS TIME TO PONDER.
The low price of cotton is quite a
serious problem with men in! every
walk of life, but it is especially seri
ous for the farmer who planted his
crop with the expectation of receiv
ing 15 cents for his cotton. A paper
in Robeson County has figured out
that Robeson County farmers alone
will lose over two million dollars as
compared with the price paid last
year for the staple. The Statesville
Landmark, commenting on this great
loss to the farmers, says:
"Those who have not figured
it out have little conception of
the enormous loss sustained by
the farmers individually, by the
South generally, and the coun
try, on account of the drop in
the price of cotton as compared
with last year. The Scottish
Chief of Maxton, in Its issue of
last week, presents a few figures
that are eye-openers. On the
same date last year the price of
cotton was 14.50. The price on
the same day under considera
tion was 8.75, a difference of '
5.75 cents the pound or $28.75
per bale. The loss on the price
of seed is estimated at $5 a bale,
making the total loss on a bale
of cotton, as compared with last
year, $33.50. This, says the
Chief, would mean a loss of
$670,000 on the 20,000 bales
handled on the Maxton market;
a loss of $2,077,000 on the 62,
000 bales raised in Robeson
County, and a loss of $23,150,
000 on the 700,000 bales raised
in the State. Think of the far
. mers of one county losing over
. twro million in one season by de
preciation in the price of cotton
and a loss of $23,000,000 in the
State; then think of the loss
sustained on the cotton crop of
- the South! Then remember, too,
j that last year the price was not
unreasonably high but was real
ly a fair price. It's something
serious and something to pon
der." As the landmark says this great
slump in the price pf cotton is some
thing "serious and something to pon
der over. The price for cotton last
year was fifteen cent. There t no
over-production this year, and why
Isn't the price fifteen cent thf year?
S1CC me lait crop wu vaiu
Democratic Congre baa met ana
tried to paa legislation tbat would .
practically destroy the cotton inda-
try In tbls country. True, the bill
tbat passed the. Democratic House
did not become a law, bat It served
notice on the people wbat tbe Demo-
! crats would do If they bad full con-
1 trol of tbe government. We don't
believe that tbe business interests of
! the county expect to see the Demo-
! cratfs in full control of tbe National
J Government, yet they are walling
jand watching, and If they could be
assured that the Democrat positively
had no chance of electing a Presi
dent, the price of cotton would at
once begin to soar.
Another serious problem con
fronting the farmers is the fact their,
taxes have been increased under
Democratic "good government" and
this year it will take twice as much
i cotton to pay their taxes as it did
! l;iet vnr V tho low nr5ff nf rnt-
I ton and Democratic high taxes are )
I two problems
the farmers should
nonder over, and the Democratic far-
mtfa ghou,(i think w.riously whether
they are willing to give away half of
their crop of cotton simply for tho
sake of voting the DemocratiV ticket!
UKGAUDS AND COXGIlATt'L A
TIOXS. Since the Charlotte Observer is to
iose tne valuable service of D. A.
Tompkins and Joseph P. Caldwell, we
desire to congratulate the paper and
the State upon having such men as
Deacon Hemphill, formerly of the
Charleston News-Courier, and Mr.
Gonzales, of the Columbia State, at the only one of the seVeral hundred
the helm of that journal. wno was punished for the crime. He
Messrs. Thompkins and Caldwell was tried and sentenced to serve fif-
made the Charlotte Observer the best teen vears in the penitentiary. He
newspaper in North Carolina. It was win De liberated on the 20th of next
a power for good. Since ill health December. This poor devil who was
on the part of the editor and accu- without friends was made the scape
mulated business affairs on the part goat and had to suffer for a crime in
of Mr. Tompkins has deprived that which several hundred participated,
paper of their active management, it if he had borne a good reputation
has lost much of its prestige and and had been a man of influence
power j doubtless he would never have seen
If Mr. Hemphill and Mr. Gonzales the inside of the prison walls. There
can re-establish the paper upon the was no evidence against Hall except
high standard that it occupied when that he was in the crowd that storm
Mr. Tompkins and Mr. Caldwell were ed the jail. Of course, he was guilty
actively in charge, they will again of aiding in the lynching, but those
give to the State the best daily news- who were even more guilty than Hall
paper within its borders and one of were allowed to go scott free, and
the strongest papers in the South. : unless the real perpetrators of the
We cannot overlook, in this con- crime were punished, then Hall
nection, however, the fact that Editor should not have been punished. It
Caldwell had to constantly be on looks cowardly to take up a poor de
guard to keep Deacon Hemphill and vil without friends and make him
Mr. Gonzales straight on their his- suffer alone for the crime of more
tory as between North Carolina and than a hundred others.
South Carolina. We shall hope that When a lynching bee was pulled
these two distinguished South Caro- off at Wadesboro, along about the
Una journalists will become good same time, no scape goat was found
North Carolinians, and not attempt in the mob, and no one was punished
to annex North Carolina to the Pal-;
metto State.
ATTORNEY-GENERAL RICKETT
AND THE TRUSTS.
Attorney-General T. W. Bickett of MR. HEARST DENOUNCES OOR
this State went to New York last: RUPT DEMOCRATIC GOVERX
Thursday to see if the American To-1 MEXT IX XEW YORK,
bacco Company was dissolving to' The Raleigh News and Observer,
suit his notion, and if he finds that in an editorial, says:
it is not, then it is his purpose to
take a hand in the matter. He con
ferred with several attorneys of in
dependent concerns and gave out sev
eral statements to the press, one of
which was as follows: .
"Attorney-General Bickett de
clared that the situation was so
intolerable that the tobacco
States would no longer submit
to anything but a disintegration
of the monopoly.
" 'Why, it was almost rebel
lion with the abused growers in
some sections in which the
night-riders took a hand,' he
said.
" 'The trust fixed the price
and that the growers had to ac
cept or the alternative of letting
their crops rot.'
"Asked about the report of
contemplating criminal prosecu
tion, Mr. Bickett said that all
depended upon the future, the
desire now being to determine
if the tobacco monopoly in
tended to dissolve in fact as well
as In name."
Attorney-General Bickett may be
able to put the trust officials in pris
on stripes when he is In New York,
but he doesn't seem to be able to do
so when he is in North Carolina. It
Is enough to even make the Demo
cratic mule laugh to see the Attorney-General
run off to New York to
see that the trust is properly dis
solved when he has been in his office
for three years and has not 'prose
cuted a single trust. North Carolina
is the home of a large interest of the
" . J '
American Tobacco Coap&sy. If Mr
Bickett feel to much Interest tn be
matter, why b ain't be been buty at
sga? ior w wrre jwnj Tse 1
Attorney-Ceserai saddea Intereat
look like a case of political ban
comb. ;
x v and nbwr?i u i , t
nt,tn.. .Krt
Us Totspialnt about the trust mctn -
ods of tbe Americas Tobacco Com-'
pany. Nortb Carolina is praetlcallr
tbe borne of tbe American Tobacco
Company, and Governor kitcin .ays
Nortb Carolina has an effective anti
trust law. That being tbe case, whv
don't tbe Democratic officials get
busy and smash the great octopus in
to s mi the rices. Certainly tbe Kortb
Carolina Democracy would not be
willing to delegate 1U power to thei
Federal Government, as tbat would !
; be a blow to "State's rights." Tbe
State Government should eitber en
force their anti-trust law, or an-) He said: "Some people abuse
nounce their incompetency to do so. t commercialism; they say it is hurt
and then stop talking about thc!InS tfee church." But bo said he
.eta i rw! ,nc,M,aa th vthr 9n,i ! believed it was a help to tbe church;
11 UO lO till V Mt AC? v. uu V " v v
where the flies go In the winter.
1VLVCIHLII ll'ilTir't.''
We think the Governor has been
too liberal with his pardons in mostj
cases, but he probably did right in
granting a commutation to George
Hall a few days ago.
Our readers will probably recall
that the Lyerly family near Barber's!
Junction in Rowan County were mur -
dered b geveral negroes about five
years ago, and soon after the capture!
of the negroes several .hundred per
sons storme(i the jail, battere'd down
its doors and took the negroes out
and lynched them. Many of the mob
were recognized but George Hall wras
for disturbing the peace and dignity
of the law.
We do not condone mob law, but
we do believe in a square deal.
"The Independence League
party is out of existence and
William Randolph Hearst an
nounces his return to the Demo
cratic party. Now is the time
for all good men to work to se
cure a return of Democratic rule
for the good of the people."
If this Democratic organ N could
have seen the interview which Mr.
Hearst gave to the Washington Post
on last Tuesday before writing the
above, it would never have been
written. i
Mr. Hearst denounced the corrupt
government given the city and State
of New York by Tammany Hall in
measured terms. He does not de
clare for harmony, but he declares
that that kind of Democratic leader
ship must be overthrown before the
party is fit to succeed. He winds up
his interview by declaring that New
York will go Republican, and ought
to go Republican.
"The Insurgent Republican of
to-day is the Democratic voter
of 1912. Of course, there will
be exceptions, but If Woodrow
Wilson is the Democratic nomi
nee, the rank and file of the In
surgent Republicans will vote
for him." News and Observer.
, Then if the "rule of reason" con
tinues to work, there will be a still
larger insurgent element in the Dem
ocratic party who will vote for jthe
Republican nominee so' what will
the Democratic party have gained? -
Com mrTrUJiJa la lb? CtMTcfcu
(By J. r. Click.)
Mr, BdRor: It tai 3: "Variety
i tK fifi, .v. hf4ltl
So bere
ro. If tbls i!tU article aroax-ij
ft tIsQbrta tbosgbt, coo4 vtlt rose
of IL a cbarcb U aa
asd tbe iov of tbe cburcb
: Christ-Ilk. ConaerdaUitsi mean
: , ..-.. - . t
making money, and th Rible say:
"Th lote of tsocey Is tbe root of a!3 ?
eriL' Tbe work of tbe cbarcb U to
I v lbe world, and net ta world I
i.lbe church. Tbe ebarcb baa been
mrac Qf Q
pait. it ti now, and must be for tbe
: million yet unborn. It is. therefore.'
j essential tbat tbe church be kept Sn '
a sound, saving condition-
botae time ago, tbe writer was
' laiKinc in a. raunr &ricnr. a
1 1. 1 . .
: pastor of a lown churcb, on tbls
a towa church, on
very subject. We asked Mm wbat;
effect did bo tbiak commercialism'
In substance below what be said
about it.
because he had noticed that In towns With a negro councilman In tbe per
; where the people are alive and pros- FOtj 0f pr. s. I Harris. Harris op-
pering in business, their churches
I contribute more money to benevolent
I objects and pay their pastors better
! .,iarioe Kor, tiav in
the people have not caught the stir
! ring spirit of commercialism.
i So far as contributing more money
! , , . . ,
j They give more money because they
handle more. In other words: "They
give
of their abundance." But
l whether the spirituality of a church
j thus commercialized Is better or not.
with us. it is debatable a u ft si on
in trying to answer the claim of
some that the church is getting to
i be more on a financial basis than on
a spiritual basis, some argue that
you cannot run a church now with
out money, and that the more money
you have tho better you can run it.
They seem to forget the fact, too,
that a church cannot be run without
the spnrit. In fact, the spirit is the
life of the church. With a church,
spirit should be first, last and all the
time, and money afterwards as one
of the results. Fill a church, any
where, full of the Spirit, and the
money will come, commercialism or
no commercialism.
But, if it Is claimed that a church
is a business as well as a spiritual
institution, then why not apply the
laws that govern commercialism to it
and see how it will work. We know
what a store or corporation is, what
it is made up of, how it works, and
what it is worth. Let us see if we
can apply these same commercial
principles to a church.
In the first place, what is a church?
In the second place, what composes
its capital stock? In the third place,
what are its assets? In the fourth
place, does it declare annual divi
dends? If so, in what, and how
much? If a church fails and goes
into bankruptcy and business insti
tutions frequently fail and go into
bankruptcy on what market can
the. bankrupt stock of a church be
sold, and for what?
Now, don't everybody aneswer at
once. Take you time, please. Be
sure and answer, though, for these
are timely questions, and many of
us would like to see them rightly an-
swered. Especially as to churches
run mainly on commercial lines, and
too many of them are.
Twins Once Too Much. j twenty-five years. Before enlarging
Louisville, Ky., Oct. 23. The joy!on tn,s statement Democrats should
of being presented with two sets of!te11 bow they happened to overlook
twins in two years proved too much j this Item durInS the eight years of
for James A. Burton, a resident of . Jne Cleveland administrations. Un
this city, and he committed suicide ,on Republican.
by shooting himself last night. Bur-( I
ton was sitting in the library of his: Mrs. Ida Lewis Wilson, keeper of
home when the nurse entered. j Lime Rock, Rhode Island, for more
"Two boys," she said. j than half a century, heroine of nu-
The proud father then went up-imerous rescues, and frequently al
stairs to the bath-room, where he , luded to as the "Grace Darline" of
fired two shots into his temple, dying
instantly.
Men's and Boys9 Fall 'Apparel
In years gone by clothing-making and clothing-selling were regarded as trade. TcAlay tbey n be con
sidered nothing short of science.
We have progressed with the times. And yet, since Its eery establishment, this store has been notrd fcr
the general and detailed excellence of its clothing for its unfailing progress! vecess In always hoi
most authentic styles and for the reliability of Its garments.
For this reason, season after season, this store becomes the mecca of those men who wish to be
dressed in the correct clothes of the period.
Our present authoritative showing of styles is truly educational In the extreme, for it comprehends U
very best productions of the most reputable makers, forming an assemblage of style Ideas which meeti
desires and requirements of all manner of men.
And In every garment there are dominant the highest phases of fine tailoring, together with those
knacks and graces which define tone, character and individuality.
Men's Suits $12.50 to $37.50
Poyo Knickerbocker
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THE -
A Ir4 to r fWrifcr
Wt Are Its Arroar.
la aWat a Use w
etpt to bgia se4t4C
oct statfsn2t to all r uV
bribers w bo are la arremr cm
subtcrirtioa to Tbe Ca a ca Si '4.
As nr ibt now tta&da, tbe
pesia ire alone ca tbe state
Kenta would tcocss to ssore
than fifty dollsra. We bate
contincr4 to arad tfee pspr
tbroacb tbe dull miios with
out faying anything a boat
tsocey, bat Ibis Is tbe eaoa
of tbe year when almost every
one baa a Utile money wita
wbicb to meet tbeir obiic
tlons. Look at tbe date on '.be
label of your paper, and if
your subscription is past due,
kindly remit at once aad aave
tbe expense of mailing you a
statement.
WITH TIIK KWTOIIS.
Nashville. Tenn.. steps to tbe front
: p0sed the Iemocratic primary noml-
nee and Democratic votes
him. Union Republican.
elected
If you bad mentioned nine-cent
cotton to a farmer at this date lat
year he would have replied in a man
ner not taught In the Sunday-school
papers. And tho Republican robber
tariff was in full effect then, too.
Albemarle Chronicle.
But, then, if Locke, Craig should
get tho nomination, that don't mean
that he will be Governor of North
Carolina. It strikes us that 1912 la
going to be a bad year for Democrats
in the Old North State. Clinton
News-Dispatch.
North Carolina's record of crime
would put to shame anything that
the feudal regions of Kentucky and
Tennessee ever did. And those places
never made any pretense at setting
up a moral example for the guidance
of the rest of the country. Albe
marle Chronicle.
Already there are three candidates
for the Democratic nomination for
j Governor of North Carolina. If Mr.
Craig thinks be can get an office,
from the Democrats in this State!
I without a scramble, he has another
(think coming, and a big one, too.
The Lincoln Times.
The Democrats are always appeal
ing to the farmers to help them get
in power, and as soon as they in
they turn right around and drive the
dagger of low prices as deep in
farmers cotton as they can drive it.
And then have the face to say that
it don't hurt. Clinton News-Dispatch.
Last season there was no talk of
a glutted cotton market and an over-
j supply, and the farmer could sell all
he had readily at fifteen and sixteen
cents, could square with the store
man and still have something left to
make him feel that he was a little
; above a serf., What is he doing this
j season? You know. Albemarle
Chronicle,
,
A shortage of over $3,000,000 In
the book-keeping of the Washington
Navy Yard is said to be due to a
failure to overhaul the ledgers for
j America, was stricken with apoplexy! When writing advertisers.
at her post October 20th. ' mention this paper.
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ONiS - lPRiCE CLOTHIER
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mad r&: ia r
ty tbe r&toa lU; :i
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Senatorial tcm
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) to - bar it s-;;'
? good ro ! !r4it r. - '
olisa to lb tV,!4 vft1
Vh!esf ess A .
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II. liaars ni Hfrti
and Road Knitter :. ,
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IV:
If
speecbe. Mr. Hit -i
sytb's coaoliilcsr?!
Importance of Wit?;.,
Hi
tbe farmers of hu ro.-, t
part tbey bad pUyei 5
tbe Twin-Citv. Knicr.rr
a short fiftrn-mlr.utc
- - S 'a
the point -hi ,
nrartlfal m h.ri t
5.
Senator Si mm on tr. iv ( .
platitudes. o I ass jr.f. - , ; ,
if
heard but little of I: jt,.
tlon of the Snjtor v- jv
was all that h i n- s,
wish or desir?, for if ! , -,.
er and higpor rosn jr. ;
States, or anywhe
matter, he was pasJ o
.....
tember 30, 1911. at MorV ; v
ono will ever look into h.f U
listen to him talk ac 1 tha (t
and Insult the intUfce
average audience by cslUst ..
I
great man. or a great mr -n Jt
Senator he is not It.' v!'v uj
office often give
they otherwise would n?r
'The great Senator from Jozt Oa
ty. North Carolina, will uf7 tm
down the corridors of t!rr." ';V?.
ored, unwept and unsunp.' if u ij
his true deserts. Mr. H it Van-?
made a good talk, and imp
ery one with his zeal for poo4 ru
It's to be hoped that murh f. .
follow the meeting, for If ocr fe u
will only go to uslni; th
drag much good will be a-onrj!:i-ed
on our roads."
lemocratic Farmer tr lieziU
Sinking Ship.
The Lincoln Times. 1
I
- i A Lincoln County farm-,- (a los
ocrat) came in Tuesday and U-r'.u
ed for The Times. He a!i be U!
always voted Democratic, but b tu
the; concluded there is a reason why etf-
ton goes down every time the IVrs
ocrats get In power. He toli ui tbr
will be surprised folks in thii rottj
after next November, that the fib
ers are going to vote for tbe
that gives them living prices. w
get news like this every day
,
A FIERCE NIGHT ALARM
is the hoarse, startling coagb of t
child, suddenly attacked by cras
Often it aroused Lewis CaaobUa. ?
Manchester, Ohio R. It No. 1 &
their four children were greatly tt
Ject to croup. "Sometimes la RTtrt
attacks," he wrote, "we proved
a certain remedy Dr. King'i N
covery is, we have no fear. rtt?
on It for croup and for coog at, eclii
or any throat or lung trouble.' $
do thousands of others. So sJ
you. Afthma, Hay Fever, UGrfy.
Whooping Cough, Hemorrcafei &
before It. Fifty cents and $!
Trial bottle free. Sold by all dref
gists.
jrtTwcatirftlf U u a dji jfSmT
fcMU7B. W rl u f of trW f"J?tcI
Suits $2.50 to $1

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