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Woodrow Wilson announce t
"animated moderation" is his ideal,
whatever that may be.
The National Democrats have met
and passed the He and their campaign
may now be said to be on in earnest.
Harper's Weekly has stopped boost
ing Woodrow Wilson for President,
and thus the sage of Princeton gets
another setback.
Dr. Frederick Cook, the fake ex
plorer, is to lecture in Charlotte and
Fayetteville. No wonder both of
those towns go Democratic.
The Democrats are now talking of
naming a dark horse for President,
even after trying to make the people
believe they favor white supremacy.
KiGovernor Glenn did not attend
the Bryan speaking In Raleigh, nor
did he Bend his regrets. Wonder If
the ex-Governor has gone plutocratic?
JoHephus Daniels tried to help un
seat the National Committeeman from
Pennsylvania at their meeting la
Washington, but the steam roller flat
tened him out.
A newspaper in this State is ad
vertising for "a first class devil." Evi
dently the editor of that paper is ex
pecting a hot time during the com
ing campaign.
There are thousands of farmers
who to-day realize that when they
voted to elect a Democratic House
that they were "quarreling with their
bread and butter."
The State Treasury is still begging!
for money. You know the army of
Democratic office-holders" must De
properly clothed and fed this weath
er. Governor Harmon says there is no
Mason and Dixon line any more. This
is a bit of information that the Dem
ocratic politicians down this way
should get on to.
The Democratic National Commit
tee turned Bryan down, yet the Dem
ocratic party cannot make any show
ing in the coming campaign without
Mr. Bryan's assistance.
National Chairman Mack says the;
Democrats will nominate a dark horse 1
for President. This will b distinct-!
i . . . ,
ing news t0 the many Democratic pol- j
lticians now in the race. ;
After Governor -Woodrow
fails to land the Presidency, he may
then have some new reasons to eive
why he should be supported out of !
the Carnegie pension fund.
And now it seems they have an
element in the Democratic party
known as "stand-patters." Thought
Democrats even abhorred the name
as well as those who stood pat.
The Democrats in Washington are
happy once more. In the House
restaurant at Washington pie is now
selling at five cents a slice, which
Places it within the reach of all.
Congressman Gudger says he was
standing on the Democratic platform
when he voted for the Sherwood pen
sion bill, it seems that every Demo
cratic politician has a little platform
of his own.
A Guilford County lady ;taught the
Lap Year spirit early in the season.
She led her intended husband up to
the Register of Deeds office; secured
the marriage license for them and
also got an extra set for her son who
was married an hour after his moth
er's wedding. And thus the season
When Mr. 'Bryan announced in his
Raleigh speech that he thought"there
were. stronger men than he in the
Democratic party, and that he would
n0t agaln b a candidate; : the audi
76 Chered- However; it wasnot
clear whether : the audience cheered
ause Mr. Bryan was not to be a
candidate again- r whether they
taught his utterancetatesman-illte.
Z vheth6r they Ju8t bought it time
cheer any way. ,
ck defies huprkmk
Told the Chief Jntice He Woald Call! ,f -
? OutthBlUUA toKnorcUIliCwat"a ""01X1 tfaC DcmOCHltS
A dispatch from Oklahoma City,
Oklahoma, under date of January
6th. says: 0
"Governor Lee Cruce to-day defied
the Supreme Court of Oklahoma,
threatened to call out the militia, of
which he pointed out he is commander-in-chief,
and told the high tri
bunal of his State, through Adjutant- J
General Cantos, if it wanted to meas- I
ure swords with him, 'it had better I
send a force right away.
"The muddle arose through the re
moval of the county-seat of Delaware
County from Grove to Jay. The rec
ords were stopped yesterday at New
Jay. a recently established addition
to the town. When it waa reported
that armed men were on guard at
New Jay to prevent the further re
moval of the books and papers, Gov
ernor Cruce ordered a company of
State malitia at Tulsa under arms
and dispatched the Adjutant-General
to thetown. Quite apparently was
restored, but citizens of New Jay ap
plied to Chief Justice Turner for a
restraining order to hold the removal
of the records and it was granted.
"The Governor was informed of
the court's action and in a telegram
to the Adjutant-General, hes said: 'I
officially direct you to proceed with
the enforcement of my proclamation
and order as delivered to you yester
day. Wrhatever force is necessary for
you to employ to enforce this order,
will be called by you into requisition.'
"Calling the Chief Justice on the
telephone a short time after, the Gov
ernor is reported to have said: 'I am
Governor of the State,' and 'if the
Supreme Court means to have its or
der enforced, it had better send a
force right away.'
"In the meantime, however, Adjutant-General
Canton had removed the
records to Old Jay, where a fresh
start was made in the governmental
machinery of the county."
blew up many shops
Ortie M'Manigal, the Confess
ed Accomplice of the M'Na
maras Before Grand Jury
McManigal Professes to Have Per
sonal Knowledge of at Lieast Thirty
of the Explosions Which Iestroyel
Many Structures Throughout the
Country Detective Bums on the
Ortie E. McManigal, the confessed
accomplice of John J. and James B
: McKaara is now before the Federal ,
Grand Jury at Indianapolis. It is
believed that ne nas
implicated sev-
eral others besides the McNamaras
I . v, u l .. ii
in luc uiunaig up ui mure mail one
hundred "onen shon" strnrtnrps in
various sections of the country. De-
tective Burns, who caused the arrest !
of McManigal and the McNamaras
was oeiore tne Grand Jury a few
days ago to give further testimony in
other dynamiting cases, but what he
related to the Grand Jury has not
been made public.
That McManigal will be kept in at
tendance on the grand jury for ten
days or two weeks was indicated by
the intention of United States Attor
ney Charles W. Miller to have him
repeat his confession orally and to
describe with minute circumstance
his relations with others in his dyna
miting expositions, from the time he
first blew up a structure in Detroit
in June, 1907, down to his activities
in the same -businesson the Pacific
McManigal profess to have person
al knowledge of at least thirty of the
explosions which destroyed. .viaducts.
bridges and other structures erected
by v firms, employing non-union" men.
HiB testimony is to be taken not" so
much to show thej complicity of the
McNamaras," since - they already have
been convicted, as to bring out the
guilt of others, if there are any, who
gave financial support to or partici
pated in the crimes."
The grand -jury baa' devoted much
attention to witnesses from Tiffin,
Ohio, where last April 540 pounds of
dynamite' were -fouhdoy- detectives
stored in a barn in the rear of the
home of James L.' McManigal, father
of Ortie. This was one of the stores
from which Ortie McManigal and Jas.
McNamara replenished their supply
of explosives when, they started out
to do "jobs" in Pennsylvania, New
York, Ohiof Indiana, or Illinois.
BiggestMan on Earth Froze to Death.
Leonard Bliss, of Bloomington, Il
linois? deputed to be the largestf man
iii thol world,! was found frozen ito
death in his home a few days ago.
tie? was feet1 and 4 ' inches tall and
weighed 540 -pounds. ' "
lAnrrcnH fiMri Tiir rn-"
Claim to Honor Favored a
Protective Tariff
He Took the Position That Ttieee
Kfvould lie Adequate Protection for
American Labor and American la
dosU-fea Meeting of Democratic
National Committee lreenied Very
Stormy Scene Hryan Waa Unable
to Oiwt the lemocrUc 'Tool of
Plutocracy." and Thus the Major
ity of the Democratic Committee
Went Platocratic Xatlonal Gon
v ration In Baltimore Jane' 25th---Will
They Endorse the $73,000,000
Pension 8 teal?
(Special to The Caucasian.)
Washington, D. C, Jan. 9, 1912.
The Democratic, National Conven-j
tion has been in session here yester
day and to-day with a large number
of Democratic politicians from many
States of the Union in attendance.
'' The committee entertained itself
and the visiting Democratic politi
cians last night at a banquet at the
Raleigh Hotel, which they announced
was held in honor of Andrew Jack
son as the leading patron saint of
the Democratic party. Speeches were
made by all of the Democratic candi
dates for President who were in at
tendance, and this included all of the
pronounced candidates except Gover
nor Harmon, of Ohio, and Congress
man Underwood, it being understood
that these two candidates refused tor
attend oecause Mr. Bryan was to at
tend and to be accorded the honor of
making the last speech..
There was nothing new or
in any of the meechechZ.m
peating his own special platitudes
that are so common in Democratic
platforms and campaign oratory, and
of course each one predicting Demo
cratic victory.
Governor Wilson, in his speech, ex
pressed what was considered to be
an open apology to Mr. Bryan for
the letter which the Governor wrote
several years ago favoring the elimi
nation of Mr. Bryan from the Demo
cratic party. It is understood that
this public declaration was satisfac
tory to Mr. Bryan, and that Governor
Wilson may receive the support of
the thrice Democratic candidate for
the Presidency.
What Jackson Stood For.
It was noticeable that none of the j
-Pf.? "'this banquet, where "freel
trarte" nr "tariff for r-von,, nt i
was the chief theme, dared to state!
the position that Andrew Jackson !
took on the tariff. !
It is well known to the country
that when President Jackson was
servinS ns first term as President,
mat ne tooK tne position that there
should be adequate protection for
American labor and American indus-
tries, and that he especially declared;
that he would never stand for any I
tariff policy that would open up the 1
flood-gates to European labor and
European goods to the detriment of!
A mcrtfion " lahn, nnA A a j
muviii.au iuuwi uuu niuci ICaU priU-j
ucts. It is also well-known that'
President Jackson was. re-nominated j
uu a pmuurm ueciaring ior sucn pro -
tection, and that his majority at his
second election was much greater
than at the first.
In short, the position which Presi
dent Mackson took on the tariff was
for the American doctrine, which is
exactly the present position of the
Republican party, and shows that if
President Jackson was to-day in the
White House o- in Congress that he
would favor a revision of the present
tariff in accordance with the report
of President Taf t's tariff board,
which has reported the facts as to
the difference in the cost of labor
and the cost of production here and
The Great Fight in the Com mi tee.
The greatest fight that developed
in the Democratic National Commit
tee, was as to whether or not Mr. Guf
fey, a reputed agent of th Standard
Oil, Company should be seated or un
seated as a member of the National
Committee from Pennsylvania. Mr.
W. ; J. Bryan led the fight against the
recognition of Mr. Gaffney as a mem
ber of the committee. Mr. Bryan not
only argued, the t case, against Mr.
Guffey, but he went further, and, in
a burst of passionate eloquence, de
nounced Mr. Guffey as a-"tool of plu
tocracy," and declared $ that he was
not! only not entitled to a seat in the
committee but that he was not fit to
sit In the committee as a member,
and appealed to the committee to re
ject his claims, "
In spite of this appeal, which seem
ed to be loudly applauded, trhent-
vote as taken thirty tsakr of thel
commute voted to teat Mr. G?y.
and only eighteen voted with tse for-!
zaer many-tits e Democratic candi
date for President. This 5oa where
the heart of the National Coinaltt
la spite of thU decisive vote in the
committee, however, on the GuSey
proposition, it La noticeable that near
ly every member of the cocirailtee
seems to be ready to support any can
didate for President who can win.
whether that candidate be Governor
Wilson, as the extreme radical candi
date or Governor Harmon, as the ex
treme conservative candidate.
I Heard in the Loboiea.
I During the session of the commit-!
ffe. th a InKhlu tl . w W..i.
c.' v.. ZZ r "
t iere have been crowded wita Demo
cratic politicians, which made the!
vim , m uuke on ice ap- i
paraaee of a Democratic national
convention being la session. t
V It waa clear that this great throngs
91 Democratic politicians who have
lathered here are mostly, if not all,
t aiio u cand idates", for office. They
yerc ready to whoop it up for eith
er Harmon or Wilson or Underwood
or Clark or any other candidate. In
fact, they teemed to be for any can
didate, on any platform, who could
if in and give the offices to the anxious
and aungry Democratic politicians.
Xo Word Against the Pension Steal.
- uu..v tu m an inis'mauer. 01 iae com mu tee came to
T ' r , .-v "Wl uucrMV .m.u..h iiiujmw laid own by the last .VaUonal
was heard to say a single word pub- j ran the steam roller over Bryan and Contention, the National Committee
llcly or privately against the great) Joseph us Daniel. Committeeman had no right to go back of the State
Democratic pension steal of seventy- j Guffey Called Congressman Palmer j committee's choice
fire million dollars. I a liar and the meeting was finally I
It is certain that there is not a I allowed to proceed with other busi-! ltnned Iefeat of Mr. firjaa.
single one in the great throng of ness. The press dispatches from
Democratic politicians here who have j Washington give the following ac
not for forty years, or as long as j count of this turbulent meeting.
they have been old enough, de-
nounced the Republican party in ev-j
ery campaign for Its extravagance in !
voting the people's money in sums)
too jarge for pensions forUnion sol-
0Ij4lAr anrl vat t r o v nf oil n9
VrUnfTt w Vi L ,
Il & td "fl"
tfife- to raise nfs voice, against this j from a decision of Chairman Mack
great steal, simply because each one 'and was defeated, 33 to 13.
feels that it might help to buy the! The committee session was marked
1 a: l r
cicuiou ior ms party.
The National Conveniton Will Be
Held at Baltimore on June liT.
, ,
There has been a lively fight be -
lftceu clues OI ouls. Denver, j precipitated la8ted throughout the
Chicago and Baltimore to secure the (flay. . - . t "'VT" x" m
next National Convention. June 25.1 c" . ' ,
one week after the Republican Con- i r Sf m"Ch 1 mf WS deVottd, t0 fhe
,...c . ! contested seats in the committee that
.1 .. ...
lute tuis aiiernoon tne result oi tnis ,
fight was much in doubt. The com
mittee, however, finaly selected Bal-,
timore by a deceisive vote. Will that
convention also endorse the $75,000,
000 pension steal?
A 'lei missive Primary."
Mr.Bryan urged for a primary in .
eacn State to vnt fnr thA nomncra tn '
not declare for the primary plan I
they did pass a resolution for what !
they termed a "permissive" prim-
ary in connection with
,. i
tne cai i
for delegates and those States that
have laws on the subject, or de
sire to do so, may select their
delegates to the National Convention
by a direct vote. There will be 1,-
074 delegates in the next Democratic
National Convention,
Von' Orloanc rVmow.. I- f...
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Heavy Damages Against the Trur.
A New Orleans dispatch under
date of Jan 4th says.
"Charging violations of the Sher-
man anti-trust laws, the People's ,
Tobacco Company of New Orleans,
late to-day instituted civil action in
the United States District Court
" C5 nuicuv.au j uai j tUlll- .. .
. . . . : a more personal aspect,
pany, for damages and penalties pro
vided by the anti-trust law in the!,lrTn and National Chairman Mack
sum of $521, 198.08. The suit is! Clash,
one of the biggest of Its kind on vfP Rrvan. arravinr hlmlf ar.ln.i
record here.
"The People's Company, in its pe
tition, cites that It was chartered un
der the Louisiana laws in 1896 with
its domicile at New Orleans. For
several years, it is stated, .the com
pany transacted an extensive business
and In 1908 the profits amounted to
$40,383.43. ?
"The petition alleges these losses
resulted from t a conspiracy . of the
American Tobacco Company to .in
jure the ' business . of the People's
Company aong. with other indepen
dent concerns. . It is alleged that the
American was assisted in this effort
by the Craft Tobacco Company.
"The People's .Company asks the
court to grant not only $130,299.77
actual damages alleged," bat also the
punitive . amount authorized under
the anti-trust laws."
That Demooratic Pension "Steal."
The Times-Mercury. 1
The Democrats In Congss voted
for the penaton steaP to catch the
North and Federal , soldiers. They
think they already havo the Couth
ll HCf TIPPI ATI f rfnAMfM r
H ULUUuuUlIU Ululiifclt
Meetinf of Democratic Nat
iooat Coaaittce Harked by
Extreme Bitter Fce!in
mim urns mm defeat
Wae l'nucre armful ta Kfforl U tKt
the Penn7tvaaij ttetnbee o4T thm
mmiUe--9minittvna CnJtry ; pie wJU do the rich I thlnf.
Knllvetied Mattm by fWUac Ckm- Iraiae4Ultiy the report sreaJ
crwman Palmer m LUiwTixi nit. that if r. llrya &a4 thraUae4
nation liecama eo Intense TtuU the '
Ioor Waa CSoaed and no Ontaider I
Permitted to Witness tae Wraajrvj
Mr. Bryan and Natiotuit CHeir-j
man Uack Iock noma. !
The first gua fired la the iecso
cratic campaign for 1912 was aayj
thing but a harmonious meeting. The,
meeting of the Democratic National
Committee ia Washington Monday Ue csiliag of Alabama on the roll
was marked by extreme bitterneea of of staiea, A vacancy from A!.
feeling Bryan denounced the Na- baraa had been filled by the Deno
tional Committeeman from Pennsyl-j cratic Stste Committee. Mr. Itryaa
vaniaaa a too of the intereeu andm0ved that the selection of the State
a traitor to his party. Bryan and (committee be confirmed. National
Josephu. Daniels tried to oust the j Committeeman Brown, of Vermont.
Pennsylvania. member bat the other ! m.H. th. .v..
William Jenninrs Bryan made his
nght In the Democratic National
Committee to-day and lost. He made
Colonel James Guffey. member of
j the committee from Pennsylvania, the
t . . ... . .
,8Sue' ine commiuee declined to
! "nsfat C?JJ Guffe
hy extreme b tterness of feollni?
i 0nce tne lle was Pa8Sd and blows j
j seemed imminent. Mr. Bryan from j
; first to last was the central figure j
jIn the proceedings and the fight he1
more Important matters of choos-
; ing a convention city, fixing the time
; of the gathering, and adopting a form
of call to include the "permissive pri
plan of selecting delegates,
went over until to-morrow.
frl g t . M ,
The Open I)r Wan UamL
' i;" I k..!". . " . ! L"
c uv o dwwh no -ut.
Bryan began n,s fight were len from the building, and ther
c,osed and remained o throughout M no little doubt that several men.
tne day' "u is saId lnere was noj both dead and alive, are caught In
mincine of words bv anv of th,
. . ...
speaKers, but apologies later were or- In ivquuaoie ounaing was the
fered and when adjournment wa8jnoni f tn Union and Southern Pa
taken until to-morrow, all of theicJflc Hallroad, the banking: house of
members seemed outwardly to be on August Belmont Sc Co., the Mercan
tile best of terms. tile Trust Company, the Mercantile
TnlnriAl fluff.- hnrll th ! fl.
Representative A. Mitchell Palmer.
'of Pennsylvania, who was contesting f
for the seat. Later Colonel Guffey f
declared his temper
h A rl ETOt th t 1 1 P r Ctt him and hf wa
! i--1 ,j .i -. v s
feurry. Jir. raimcr gaiu iaai atinoun . "
he had been thrown out of the com-! ou from thU .The heaviest
mittee it would not affect bis loyalty 1 lo8S bf,: tb1 e building w
to his party In any way. and hecau8ed by the .Jtrctlon of Intur
would continue to labor untiringly I nd rallroad words,
for it. Mr. Palmer had previously !w 7thln t .ours after the fire
asserted heatedly that if It were not bro.k out al 5:30 tbir n0ru!ng tbm
for Colonel Guffey's gray hairs the
issue between them would have had
some of his friends of old, Including
National Chairman Norman E. Mack
and Senator William J. Stone, of
Missouri, fought desperately to the
last, and had the committee In a tur
moil of excitement. He had been
greeted with cheers when he entered
the room bearing the proxy of Ne
braska in his. hands. Asked to-night
after his defeat If be Intended to re
main over tor'-to-morrow's session,
Mr. Bryan said he would leave Wash
ington probably in the early after
noon. Mr. Bryan inveighed bitterly
against Colonel Guffey. and Is
said to have been unsparing In
his arraignment of the Pcaniyl
vania member. The f ued be
tween the two men is of old
standing.,. Representative Pal
mer accused Col. Gaey of eon-,
sorting, with" the Republican ,
"machined .in Pennsyl ranla. and
, , of disloyalty to his party, Mr.
Bryan repeated all of this and
, more. At the end, it is said, he ;
$ he had no apolsea to cITer ts4
ujiittnttztlj t9 ctll r- W V
At c list:. 4tzt hi i&tMit
4 a$U ta tie cniiiet la 4 ft
f "GmSj s4 GeUsC Hf
Bryan w&i far a la tars aa
to ta tesv"" It It tvm
saitl ois!4 4eci4 aif ata.
Tse trei aa4 so ett. lif. Brysa
said thai thru fca-i km a caa
didat for tae lmS4ey aa4 last
MdO.000 voters a4 tKi at
aim. Thr re all XfessorraU he at.
sttd, aal It aa U tWt9cracr
that &ew yJd tsaie his rt'!
"If Ul roaaittee 4ae not do tae
ritU tfcUcr be declared, " the seo
the orgsnltatioa cf a third r ar
ty, this came on top of tbm con
ference between Mr. tlryaa an4
Seotter La PoHetU late yeaupr
day, and was given credence la
aooe quarters. Ur. Dry an. how
ever, laid eapnaaia upon tne tact
that it van the Demoerata to
whom he woetd carry hU aypeaU
and the third party talk died
away for the Use being.
Mr. Oryae't first fight came wtta
action waa necessary; that under U
Committee leaders had pleaded
with Mr. Bryan during the rooming
not to make an Imue of the Guffey
matter at this time; that Colonel
Guffey clearly had a majority of the
committee In his favor and that the
fight would avail nothing. Mr. Bryan
would not listen to this suggestion.
Chairman Mack, Thomas Taggart,
John T. McGraw. Roger Sullivan and
I Continued on page S.)
Home of Equitable Life In-
SUranCC Co., Bumcd With
Loss of Over Ten Million
Several IVr?n Burmxl to Irth in
the Building and Other Have .Nar
row raie Two lUitrtMul OfiHrr
and Seveml !Unk BurtM-!.
ork, Jan. The immense
; granite ofnee building of the EquiL
, abIe Llfe Aurance Society on lower
1"' IJI'JT.
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tbe ruins.
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or iru uuuipanj. WRfUMfr wa
mflny New York n1! concerns,
MIUIon upon mlllon dollars were
4cfre ,or-,n immense vaults of
ine r-quuaoie company, it is not be-
uaveo. me nrei neat can penetrate
the safes. There nrobahlr will h nn
fK af
ouiiaing was a mass or names.
William Giblin, president of the
Mercantile Safe Deposit Company,
was rescued from this company's
vaults, after the firemen sawed
through several ste?l bars. He ' Is
mortally injured.
Fire Chief Walsh was rescued af
ter being Imprisoned In the building
nearly two hours.
Four men sre known dead and five
Injured. Several persons are miss
lag. Battalion Chief WaUh's -body
has not been found. Fire Is still
burning In the basement this after
noon.. Conservative estimates of the
damage places the loss near $ 10.00 0
000. Some say the loss will aggre
gate $15,000,000.
Prominent Dttrfaant Citizen Arrested
for Forgery.
Asheville. X. C. Jan. . Charged
with forging the same of a former
County Commissioner to a note for
$50 upon which he received the mon
ey at a local bank; Clarence B. Ro-cbeile-
of Durham. N. C, .who de
clares thst he U a brother-in-law of
Brodie Duke, of that city, was arrest
ed here this afternoon ad if sow in
the Buncombe County jail In default
of a bond of JOO... The alleged for
ger has been a guest at a local tcrrd-
Izs hcuia fcr cr-rrl drya tzl tzs
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