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CAUCASIAN, """"" ' VOL. xxx. RALEIGH, N. C. THURSDAY. FEBRUARY 29. 1912. No. 7 EDITORIAL BRIEFS If the Democrats make their cam- ! j ! ;.-, tt themselves coming back. V !nt Chairman Morehead' ban la.t night was the largest affair kind ever Riven in this State. av your poll tax before May 1st on can vote in November for a lO.'i of I) mo-rat le o.'lu'e-hold- I, en it eornes to it question of :.) ha; b'-en standing the plat there are ery few Democrats h can afford to throw any stones. The Democrats will, of course, try 10 dodge the Issue, but they must raeet the question of low prices of farm products and Democratic high taxes. If crime is not on the increase un der "Democratic good government" in North Carolina, why do they want to increase the number of judges ! and solicitors in this State? Since Aycock was elected Governor you never ecen hear anybody sing, "Oh, listen to the mocking" probably for the reason that they don't hear the mocking-bird any more. It. is announced that ex-Governor Aycock will open his Senatorial cam paign April 1st. Wonder why he wants to give himself a black eye to start with? If the delegates to the National j i Republican party from North Caro- I Una have been sold for a price, as j charged by the Greensboro Daily News, then who sold and who got the price? If the Democrats can't do any more with the tariff question on the stump than they have done with it in Congress, it would be to their ad vantage to let the subject drop clear out of sight. The Progressive Democrats now say that Wall Street nominated Judge Parker for President in 1904. Well, others knew this at the time, but this is the first time any Demo crats have been heard to admit it. The Democratic politicians are pleased to refer to Republicans as office-seekrs. But, right now, it would take an adding machine to count up the number of Democrats who are chasing the office in this State. Colonel Watterson says the Demo crats should select a Presidential candidate who has made a death bed repentance. Don't know about that, but whichever candidate is se lected to selected to run will doubt less live to repent it. Democratic House Leader Under wood has openly declared his candi dacy for the Democratic nomination for President and has opened head quarters in Washington. If they keep trotting them out each of the forty-seven varieties will soon have a candidate of their own. A Democratic paper printed in Norfolk, Va., reports that Woodrow Wilson is for local option. Wonder how this will strike Wilson's Demo cratic boosters in this State the Netws and Observer, for instance which claims to be as dry as a bone? Governor Kitchin has challenged Senator Simmons to a joint canvass in this State. Why doesn't Simmons accept the challenge so he can tell the people about Kitchin's failure to prosecute the trusts, or it is pos sible that Simmons, too, is opposed to prosecute the trusts, or, is it pos to prosecuting the trusts? The Progressive Democrats say that Judson Harmon is Wall Street's candidate, Colonel Watterson claims that Woodrow Wilson is not a truth ful man, the Wilson men say that Oscar Underwood is not sincere in his candidacy, but is running in the interest of Harmon, Clark and Wil son, and Underwood thinks Bryan should be knocked into a cocked hat, and still they talk of Demo cratic harmony! DEMOCRATS FRIGHTENED A Storm of GritClSm Acainst U Their Sham Investigation of Money Trust ft f v ' W TJCAL POT IS BOIUSG Prog. Republican Declare Roosevelt Will Secure That the omination, while the standv Tat Republican Are Just as Con fident That Mr. Taf.t Will Jle ll nominated Democrat Now Talk- inj; Wilson or Clark, anil llryau May lie Nominated in Case of a . . ; Deadlock Aycock s Activity Will ; Make Him ; date in the Formidable Candi I'rimury. (Special to The Caucasian.) .. Washington, D. C, Feb. 27, 1912. The Democratic leaders in Con gress have become frightened at the storm of criticism that has come up from all over the country of their proposed sham investigation of the "money trust." It will be remembered that Con gressman Henry, Chairman of the Committee on Rules, offered a reso lution providing for a searching in vestigation of the money trust and directing the lines of investigation to be followed. At once a protest from Wall Street went up against such an investigation, and all of the Congressmen who were thought to be most friendly to the New York con- centrated money power got busy to j beat the Henry resolution. The fight waged warm and strenuous for some j time, and finally when the vote was j taken the Henry resolution was de- ! feated and the "milk and cider" res olution simply to direct the banking and currency committee to investi gate the "currency" and report up on the same was passed as a substi tute. It will be remembered, that every one of the North Carolina Congress men voted against the Henry resolu tion and for the "Wall Street resolu tion." Since then protests have been coming to Congressmen from their constituents from one end of the country to the other. The North Carolina Congressmen got frighten ed early and got together and pass ed a resolution declaring that they were in favor of an honest investi gation, and addressed a letter to the Chairman of the Committee to the effect that they meant a searching investigation and did not want a whitewash. The Caucasian has pointed out in a former issue how ridiculous these Congressmen made themselves by declaring that they were in favor.of an honest investigation, when they had just joined and voted down the resolution that Wall Street opposed. A majority of the Democratic mem bers of Congress have now gotten so frightened that they have met and declared for the Henry resolution, except that they have left the inves tigation to be made by the banking and currency committee, instead of by a separate committee as directed by the Henry resolution. What will be the outcome of this new shift the people will wait anxiously to see. Roosevelt Would Accept Nomination. All other questions have yesterday and to-day been overshadowed here j by the publication yesterday morn ing of the letter written by former President Roosevelt to the nine Gov ernors who had urged him to accept the nomination for President. Col. Roosevelt frankly states that If the convention nominates him he will accept. There are almost as many differ ent opinions being expressed about the situation that has thus developed as there are Congressmen and poli ticians here. The progressive Re publicans are all "delighted" and declare that this will mean Roose velt's nomination and his election. They further declare that they now see hope for the party to win for the first time because they were sat isfied if President Taft was nomi nated he would be defeated. Of course, the stand-pat Republi cans, on the other hand, take the opposite position. They declare that Roosevelt cannot be nominated, and that if he was nominated he would be defeated. They point to Mr. Roosevelt's speech before the Con stitutional Convention of the State of Ohio last week and say that his utterances are too radical to be ac cepted by" the country. Between these two extreme views there is every kind of an opinion that can be imagined among Republicans. The Democratic Congressmen and politicians are discussing this situ ation with equally as much interest as Republicans. Some declare that they are glad that Colonel Roose velt has announced his candidacy, and others shake their heads and say that they are not so sure it means anything good for the Democratic (Continued on, Page 6.) REPUBLICAN STATE CORIVEMIORJ TO MEET W RALEIGH MAY 15 Chairman Morehead's Banquet Complimentary To The Republican State Executive Com mittee a Brilliant Success. There were a number ol goad speeches on the program Twhlch were greeted with warm applause log and go for the Democrats.The sentiment nas strong lor local sell government, thai the people shall rule Commlttee.endorses achievements ol the administration. --;j3 At the meeting of the Republican State Executive Committee held in Raleit,h yesterday afternoon the com- mittee, after hearing the commit tee's representing Charlotte and Ra leigh, decided on Raleigh as the place for the meeting of the next Republican State Convention, and May 15th as the date. Charlotte made a strong pull for the Conven tion, but the Raleigh delegation pre sented the fact that this city now had a nice and commodious audito rium, ample hotel accommodations and that the Convention would be given a square deal both by the pa- ! pers and the citizens of Raleigh. While the committee was not called i to meet until yesterday afternoon, I many Republicans began arriving in ! the city Monday night, and other j delegations on every train into Ra- leigh until Wednesday afternoon. It j was truly a great gathering of North j Carolina patriots. In fact, there has of representative Republicans in the citv of Raleigh, which, however, is oni'y a foretaste of what Raleigh will witness when the State Convention meets here on May 15th. The banquet given by Hon. John M. Morehead, State Chairman, to the State Executive Committee, was the biggest banquet ever given by an in dividual in this State. The banquet was to have been held in the Yar borough Hotel, but several days be fore the time appointed it was learn ed that the hotel did not have rom forlhe"occafoh", and the banquet was therefore held in the large and spa cious new auditorium. It was a fine spread, and it was a fine lot of .speeches that those around the ban quet board had the pleasure of lis tening to. They appreciated Chair man Morehead's hospitality, and this fact was clearly demonstrated to him, still those men were in Raleigh because it was a meeting of Repub licans and they were here to meet other Republicans from other sec tions of the State to discuss matters for the party good, and on every Re publican's face you could see the determination to fight for Republi can success. Meeting of the Committee. The State Executive Committee was called to order by State Chair man Morehead. In the Yarborough House yester day afternoon at 1:30, with eigh teen members of the committee pres ent, the delegations of business men from Raleigh and Charlotte were giv fn an nnnnrl nnitv to nrpspnt their claims for the Republican State Convention. Both made strong ar guments why the Convention should be held in their respective cities, but when the Executive Committee went into executive session it decided on Raleigh as the place and May 15 as the time. After this question had been settled a resolution was of fered endorsing and commending the present national administration and to also endorse President Taft for renomination. ' Many of the com mittee objected t this resolution, as they did not think that question came within the province of the com mittee. After some debate the reso lution was passed by a vote of 12 to 6, after omitting the section en dorsing the President's renomination. Following is a copy of the resolution as adopted: "The Settle resolution as endorsed is given below: "We hereby endorse and commend the administration of President Taft. "Confronted from the beginning of his administration until to-day with a series of difficult, complicated and embarrassing questions, many of them calling for legislative rem edies, he has met the situation with firmness, tact and judicial tempera ment, and largely through his per sonality has secuTed much needed legislation from Congress, when he has at no time during his adminis tration been able to invoke the aid of a cohesive, firm party majority. "There has not been an hour dur ing his administration when the Re publicans in Congress could pass a strict party measure. "We especially commend his posi tion on the tariff. His insistence that the tariff should be dealt 'with sci entifically, with the . aid of accurate knowledge of conditions and details, rather than In a partisan, theoretic and speculative manner, and in the absence of authentic information The party will fiaish their houseclein and ki owledge. ii funaataentally sou ad. "This is practically admitted by j the conduct of the Democrats in Con- j gress. If the wool, the cotton and j other bills passed by the Democrat j u lue liiBi section oi congress were imperative In demands for Speedy j action at that time, whose same de- m a Tl f A n r a a i m rA -- n A X' . i J-7,l k a 7 o , . " M Yet PnV, i .7 17 .1 ; l.o.nd no wavallable. the Democrats 0 . . . . , . say those schedules are now "too ew Rn h i ?m theif P,0lDt view, so they begin an experimental operation on steel "Respect for constituted authoritj is the only sure foundation for gov ernment of any kind. No stability. 10 progress is possible without this. We, therefore, endorse President Taft for his unyielding attitude in opposition and integrity of the courts of justice of our land, and we deeply deplore the tendency to depart from the fundamental principles of popu- suYtriuiueiiL a niuucwiea oy me constitution. He Is the embodiment rf progressive conservatism. ine committee commends tnese suggestions to the peoplefi who are and of right ought to be, the final and supreme authority under the constitution, an dto their conserva tive and sober second thought, which has always been the bulwark of the party and the safety of the Repub lic." At the Banquet. The big new auditorium was open ed at 8 o'clock last night for the banquet given by State Chairman Morehead complimentary to the State Executive Committee. It was an ex cellent spread and it was an excel lent body of men that gathered around the banquet board. Every one declared it the grandest occasion of the kind ever given in North Car- i olina. And Chairman Morehead was i congratulated on every hand for the i successful manner in which it was f "pulled off." Chairman Morehead ! had selected Hon. Thomas Settle as j Boston, Mass., Feb. 26. Standing toastmaster, and it 13 needless to say j in the Assembly Chamber of the that Mr. Settle filled all the require- Massachusetts Capitol to-day, The ments of the position. After the j odore Roosevelt explained and em- menu had been served there were a number of interesting speeches by prominent Republicans from many sections of the State. As it is time for The Caucasian to j out boldly at those who have criti ;o to press, it impossible to give even j cised his plan. an outline of the program, but will j "Our system of government is a give the program and more about ; confessed failure," he said, "unless the speeches in the next issue of this j the people are to be trusted to gov paper. It is sufficient now to say ' ern themselves." that there was great enthusiasm ring ine entire meeting. ineyjine aim or tnose wno are wormy or . .3 x T Af . t ml. were all in fine fettle and ready Tor ; endeavoring to lead the people right the fray. , It was very evident that i "to help better, not merely polltical the aggressive Republicans have , ly, but industrially the condition of started in to ocplete the house-! those least favored by fortune and cleaning in their own party, and are i to endeavor to make and to keep then ready for the common enemy, j the government genuinely a govern They were glad they had elected Mr. ment of, by and for the people," Col Morehead Chairman, and now want j onel Roosevelt continued. a National Committee who will be in j accord with their progressive ideas s and one who will help them to build ; up the party. It was plainly demon- j strated that they believe in local self-government that they believe the people should rule. Whatever their views may be on the Presiden tial situation and a few other mat ters, they believe that the people should rule and be allowed to voice their sentiments. If this writer has j ernment, but to make representative not misjudged the sentiment of the j government genuinely representative Republicans of North Carolina, there ! to see it corrected If it becomes mla will not be vestige of the referee ma- representative. chine left after the next State Con- j "My position," said he. "is that vention, and then the Democrats may if the people know enough to make look out. the constitution they know enough in There will be two State Conven-! the last resort to say what It was tions this year. The time and place j that they meant when they made It." for the second convention will be de-1 "The people after due deliberation cided later. j are to be and must be the masters 1 and their representatives their Virginia Court Interruption. Parkersburg Sentinel. Yesterday morning a rather unusu al Incident occurred In the criminal court room while Judge McGregor was engaged in charging the grand jury which disturbed the dignity of the occasion. While the court was dilating a countryman vrith a basket on his arm walked into the space be tween the rostrum and the jury box and looking over the grand jurors startled them somewhat when he said: "Do any of yon gentlemen want to buy some fresh sassafras?" When the sheriff hastened to remoYe him, he said: "Oh, excuse me; I didn't know anything was going on." ROOSEVELT'S POSITION Siys He Will Accept Nomi nation for President if Tendered Him I TO REPUBLICAN GOVEMOES Ill Aftwrr to the crJT llw Had Aked Him if He Would Ac cet ihe Nomination V .i ro Out I m Colonel !Ueeil Of ike in New York uim1 M:M While He W n Yiit to rriend in llotoi Male lit 1- ition on the Recall of Judicial De cision. Several day asro M-vt n Republican Governor wrote to Coloael Theodore to know if he would accept the Re- i Dublicati nomination for Pretidcbt v.'r lnlrtr1 I wc. i .l r .uil ) lat t riclav that he wmi A rivo answer to the Governor on Monday. a Sunday night the following Hit i . ... ... . . . ... V meni wa given out at atr. uooe- . - ... x-.v. Uopy of hU letter to the Republican I tjovernor: Colonel IUoeYelt'ft Statement. "Gentlemen: I deeply appreciate your letter and 1 realize to the full the heavy responsibility it put upon me, expressing as it doe the care fully considered conviction of the men elected by popular vote to stand as the heads of government In their several States. "I absolutely agree with you that thls matter Is not one to be decided i with any reference to the personal j preferences or interests of any man, but merely from the standpoint of the interests of the people as a whole. I will accept the nomination for President if it is tendered to me, and I will adhere to this decision un til the convention has expressed its preference. One of the chief prin ciples for which I have 6tood and for which I now stand, and which I have always endeavored and always shall endeavor to reduce to action, is the genuine rule of the people; and, therefore, I hope that so far as possi ble the people may be given the chance, through direct primaries, to express their preference as to who shall be the nominee of the Republi can Presidential convention. "Very truly yours, "THEODORE ROOSEVELT." Colonel Roosevelt Explains His Lim ited Recall of Judicial Decisions. ! phasized his new project for the lim ited recall of judicial decisions. Colonel Roosevelt, whose visit to the j State House was unexpected, struck ; After declaring that it should be , . . . . . .. - "Genuine Popular Rule." "And because I believe in gen uine popular rule, I favor direct eluding direct preferential presi dents primaries, not only for local but for State delegates. 1 believe in the adoption of wisely chosen de vices under which the initiative and referendum can be used, not a a substitute for a representative gov- servants," declared Colonel Roose- f velt. Texas National Committeeman Un qualified in Ills Indorsement of Roosevelt. San Antonio, Texas, Feb. 26. Ce cil A. Lyon, National Committeeman and Chairman of the Republican Executive Committee of Texas, to day said of Colonel Rosevelt'a an nouncement: "While all the Initiated knew It was coming, Its effect will be none the less electrical. "The candidacy of Colonel Roose velt will appeal to Americans of all parties. If he Is nominated, as I confidently expect, he will sweep the Utes&try x i 414 la HM U U j tt &ssil&?4 U-at U. if Mr. Taft J It &ctala!4-- rs-UH aa J cla 4rv:&c Weo4rv WSlica cf j el i tvcMKtmu a i 'Sir. rvi4ai - XlZKll rAfTTY WOaKKlix lrritl aa4 tttW Ej The N atra J 'A'.itl Jfrs TSh tt IS, rrsnr, Hon, Jr. a U Vor!f$' f,r Sts'.e ChsrRis rs4 Ho. Mirk3 Rutlcf ft r NsHv?! CV:s -silt a TM -irr.rJ r-alHt v.r, W P. iM-tion.fc. o it Clcr of tie t?3. W.or Co;m of Hsarca Vetr 4 bo i aio Cus!.t ti!r of t&t counts. Chatrtran cf tttt atorUl 3!tr!rt: asd i feearr.lf r with tim la ail fc. .& J t 2!r to ie M !etl03 iay eaorjnat. If e detire to wja la l!i! iui n4 to tui!4 up ttrnnf as 3 tier. U party orcaniration. e tat w lect oar trongt and tnot adit party worker, men of courage ao4 of coman4lBc personality, who r wie, brave and lasarlot n4 who will work together ts hartno&r for party groath and party ttjecea. Settle, Morehea4 and liutltr U1 make a atrong team, and it wa a happy e!etion that Chairman W. oma ha usitete4 to lead ui la the ; coming campaign. V have har4 no man auggeated from the lUt for our candidate for Governor. aa4 lh Eat la willing to concede that pUr to the Weat, and If th raaJMata U to come from hte Went. Iherw ! ao man better fitted for this honor :haa Hon. Tho. Settle, of Aaheville. The State Chairman J now from the Western Central portion of Iho State, and we learn that Mr. More head is contemplating moving to Charlotte, which will remove him Hill farther to the WeaL but howerr that may be. an4 whatever h!a domi cile may be, we or convinced that I the State Convention will make a I great mistake if they do not give him another term of two year a BtaU Chairman. He la a blg-bralned and big-hearted patriot, who not only has the love of his Ktf i k.. i. i - - - m t i, wi4 k t m j intensely loyal to hit party, and if re elected and given a term of uninter rupted management of the party for two years, without Interference from a National Committeeman, who ha been antagonistic to his administra tion and endeavored to bring dis cord Into the party, then, and not un til then, will the Republican party become a powerful and dominant force In the State. 1 The present National Commlttre jman. Mr. Duncan. Uvea In the Eaat, and when he 1 dltplaced. as he should be. and will bo at the next Convention, then in order to glv th .organization proper equilibrium, and I the East repreented, it ts neceaary jto select the strongeat man from the jEafet a National Committeeman, and ! without question ex-Senator Marlon Butler is the Ideal aclectloa. A a party organizer he has no equal In the State. He i loyal and reoure jful and la untiring and unaeiSth in j laboring for hi party and hi piny I associates. We do not know that th I ex-Senator 1 a candidate for Na tional Committeeman, but If he will j accept the place, it 1 doe the party ;to tender it to him as the party needs j his wiie and renourreful counvel la (the future a much a It ha received his labors and sacrifice In the paL A an Eastern Republican, who baa , the interest of the party at heart and desires to see it become the domi nant party in the State, and who da j sires to tee harmony and co-operation among the party leader. let me, Mr. Editor, add ray endoraraent to that invincible trio. Settle, Morehead land Butler. J. B. PETERSON. Two Colored Cfilidrra Homed to ! Iath In ThHr Home. j A special from . Lexington. N. C. jto Sunday Charlotte Observer says: two colored children were burn ed to death In their bed when fire de stroyed the home of Felix Halgler at 7 o'clock this morning. The mother made frantic effort to save her chil dren, but in vain. Driven back at every entrance by the flames, the could but stand by and se fir claim its victim. The older child was and the younger 3. None of the- con tent of the home were saved. The charred remains of the chil- fdren were buried in a mass of smoal ) deling ruins. The mother bad been out of the house only a few moment, and on her return she was met by j tongues of flames leaping from the open door. All avenue of entry or exit were cut off before ah could reach the scene. Meat Packer Still a Trial. The Chicago meat packers trial has entered upon tie twelfth week. Dis trict Attorney Wllkerson ttated It would take th Government thre weeks more to conclude its case '