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Page Two. State NeWs. Extensive Improvement are soon to be made on the First Presbyterian Church at Winston-Salem, the same to cost about $12,000. E. P. Moore, of Durham, was ar rested last week, charged with so liciting whiskey orders, tried In the Recorder's court, and fined $300 and the costs. Plans are being drawn by the gov ernment for the new post-office at Winstoh-Salem, which is to cost $200,000. It is said that the work Is soon to be started. ! Mr. Everett Crouch, the young man who was arrested on suspicion of be lag implicated wlfh the bank robbery at Hillsboro a few days ago, has been released on establishing an alibi. Winston-Salem Is to build a club house in the near future on the cor ner of Fourth and Pine Streets, re ported to cost $45,000. This Twin City Club is said to be the oldest in the State. Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Kennedy, of Lenoir County, have given their dwelling and property, amounting to $75,000, to the Baptist Orphanage at Thomasville. They reserved a life es tate, however. John Harvey Moore, a young man living near Reidsville, attempted sui cide last Friday by shooting himself. He was prevented from killing him self outright by his sister, who caught the gun in time avert direct aim. W. L. Muse, an employe of the Singer Sewing Machine Company, committed suicide at his home in Winston-Salem, Saturday last, by shooting himself. Financial worries are said to have been the cause. A downpour of sulphur was wit nessed by residents of Guilford Col lege Monday last. The sulphur was noticed in pools of water after the cloud had passed. An explanation of this phenomenon has not been made as yet. In Goldsboro Saturday night last in a moving picture show operated for negroes, a fire broke out and a boy who was in the booth with the operator was burned to death. Small damage was done to the building, however. Mr. A. L. Attaway, a specvial of ficer of the Southern Railway of East Spencer, was instantly killed while Mr. D. M. Blackwelder, a wel-lknown farmer, was fatally injured, in being caught on a crossing Tuesday between Spencer and Salisbury. Robbers entered the home of Mrs. Abe Gettingcr, in Kinston, last Fri day night and took articles to the value of $100 and on the same night a horse and phateon were stolen from the stables of Mr. C. Felix Harvey of that place. The horse and phaeton have been located since at a farm house in Pitt County, a few miles north of Kinston, seemingly abandon ed by the parties. BOSSISM OF THE ORGAN SEXTED. RE- A Protest Against the Dictation and bossism of Raleigh Democratic Or gan. New Bern Journal. The fact that the Raleigh News and Observer, State Democratic organ, In each National Presidential campaign, takes a single, set and arbitrary po sition for a single man for its candi date, refusing to accept any other as even having possible claims as a can didate, is being felt by those North Carolina Democrats, who work and vote for the Democratio ticket, from town constable to the electors who vote for the President. Democracy of the News and Observer brand Is oligarchical, even down to one man's dictation. Yet even with this unfair and arbitrary use of its position as State organ. North Carolina Demo crats have honored its editor by vot ing for him as National Democratic Committeeman from this State. To Democrats down this way, who have Presidential choices other than the one named and continuously maintained in the columns of the News and Observer as the only possi- rado, and a commercial agent at San ble candidate, these Democrats have Francisco, California. The great become tired of being contemptuous- Northwestern field has not been oc- ly treated year after year, as being cupied. feeble-minded politically. They are President Finley is personally fa-to-day asking, Why should we con- miliar with the opportunities for a tinue to elect a man to represent us larger business between the South in the National Democratic Commit- eas and the Northwest, and, by his tee, who with his newspaper "steam direction, commercial agencies have rolls" us as to our political prefer- been established at Omaha, Neb., ences, and this is a way to humiliate Minneapolis, Minn., and Seattle, us? There is no tyranny more to be condemned than that which tries to crush individual opinion, that at tempts to force men to accept candi dates and conditions upon the mere word of another. No political party is going to develop and advance whose members are to be simply driv en without personal volition into ac cepting the opinional dictates of one or a few leaders. When Demosrats cannot have free and untrammeled opinions, and the privilege to assert the same, there comes .political - decay. General Netfs. A fire in Knoxrille T.enn., April 28, destroyed a three-story apartment bouse, burned three to death, entail ing a loss of about $75,000. Two blocks of fashionable resi dence part of the city of Columbus, Ja., was destroyed by fire one day last week entailing a loss of about 300,000 . Seven persons are known to have been killed and a number injured by a tornado, about half a mile in width, and twenty miles in length. near ChildressC Texas, one day last week. The fourth attempt has been made, through the agency of the law to lib erate Harry Thaw, who has been im prisoned in the Mattewan State Hos pital, New York, for the killing of Stanford White. Rival crews of a railway construc tion company, near Galnsville, Ga., entered into a conflict over a dispute a few days ago, and as a result, one man was killed and six others were several wounded. The steamship Texas, belonging to the Archipelago American Steamship Company, struck a mine at the gulf of Smyrna Monday night and sank. A number of persons who were on board were drowned. George Borup, of New York, and S. W. Case, of Norwich, Conn., were drowned in Long Island Sound last Sunday afternoon, by the overturning of a canoe in which they were sail ing. An imperial decree has been issued sanctioning the decision of the coun cil of ministers to expel Italians from Constantinople on account of the re cent attack by Italian warships on forts in the Dardanelles. Miss Ethel Hiltner, a seventeen-year-old operator In the Atlanta tele phone exchange, was stricken blind while at work a few days ago. She had been suffering from her eyes and was then under treatment. Atlanta is said to have contributed very liberally to the memorial monu ment or tablet which is to erected in memory of Major Archibald Butte, the gallant soldier who gave his life for women and children on the ill fated Titanic. Hinsdell Parsons, vice-president of the General Electric Company, of Schenectdy, N. Y., was killed in a wreck of his automobile near Albany a few days ago. Mr. Parsons' secre tary, Mr. B. H. Weisbroad, and also the chauffeur, were injured. The Socialists held a three-dajy conveniton in Columbus, Ohio, last week and nominated a full ticket. Many women were placed in nomina tion, but were not allowed on the tisket, as the State law prohibits them holding offices of this character. As a result of lessons gained from the Titanic disaster, all branches of the military services have decided to learn to swim. Instructions are be ing given by the War Department for regular swimming lessons to be given to all recruits, beginning the first of May. STRENGTHEN FREIGHT TRAFFIC. The Southern Has Appointed Com mercial Agents in Northwest. Washington, D. C, April 28. By increasing and strengthening its freight traffic agencies In the North and West the Southern Railway Com pany is pursuing a policy that will be of material aid in extending and opening up markets for the products of the Southeastern States. The com pany has regularly maintained freight traffic representatives in the Eastern and Central Northern States. Its or ganization in this territory has re-j cently been strengthened by the ap pointment of commercial agents at Buffalo, N. Y., Detroit, Mich., and Peoria, Illinois. Heretofore its freight traffic agencies west of Chi cago and St. Louis have been limited to a general agent at Denver, Colo- Washington. At the same time the representation of the company in California has been increased by the establishment of a commercial agen cy at Los Angeles. One of the most important duties of these agencies will be the develop ment of traffic from the territory tra versed by the-lines of the Southern Railway Company into the territories in which they are located. With this end in view, they will disseminate in formation' relative to the products of the Southeast and aid as far as prac ticable in building up markets for those products. nuviiuuu AfUJUAJ vi EI THfi SFJiTOmiJ) JOMfflAl . The Account of the Wake County Republican Convention Was Misleading and Many Portions of it False There Was no Packed Committee and Only the Fake Credentials Were Thrown Out if Any Fraud was Perpretrated it Was Done by the Bolting Element. The Smithfield Journal, the sub sidized organ, of the Federal ofnce holdlng element, made its appearance some time last Friday containing J what purported to be a report of the Wake County Republican Convention held in Raleigh Tuesday, April 23rd. Like the other articles that the Fed eral office-holders and their clique Lae had published In that paper, it was false and misleading. First, the Raleigh correspondent of the Smithfield Journal claims that the Secretary did not call the pre- clncts in the regular way. If there has been a special way of calling the precincts this writer has never heard of It before. The Secretary began by calling the name of the largest nrecinct in the county and then the adjacent precincts In the county un- til he came to Raleigh and then, be- rran tv'rh Flrfit Dlvlafrkn rf tYio TTM rsf Ward and called the wards in the regular order. Second, the Journal's article says "the contests announced against the Andrews' precincts were fictitious, groundless and fraudulent." This charge reminds the writer of the old . story, "Stop thief," when the opposi- iiuu we i iuc saiuc nuic ujiug iu o nt Wobo r-v ror,V,T. Branch, Neuse, the First Division of the First Ward and the Second Di were the four precincts contested, and the minority asked for their voting noted and the friends of the organi strength in St. Matthews and in the zation are willing to leave it to the Second Division of the First Ward, as true Republicans of Wake County, provided for under the State plan of organization, and which had been de nied them at the prifaries. Now, in Panther Branch, Mr. By tham Stephenson, the Chairman of the precinct, stated that no primary was held, that he went to the voting place and stayed two hours, and when no one came, he went home and that the credentials showing the list of the delegates from Panther Branch that were handed the Secretary on the day of the Convention, were fixed up later. Mr. Bythani Stephenson stated these facts to Messrs. E. T. Banks, John W. Harden, and L. F. Butler, as well as stating it before the Cre- dential Committee. A member of tbe Credential Committee has informed the writer lh?t the man, whose name was signed as secretary of the pri mary meeting, admitted that he was not present at the place where the primary was supposed to have been held. Yet the Federal office-holding element holler fraud when such fake credentials were not acceptd by the Credenial Committee. What is the reason the friends of Morehead and Butler couldn't have gone Into Panther Branch after no primary was held and framed up a list of four delegates that they knew would be favorable to them. Thsv didn't do It because they knew it would be fraudulent, but the Federal office-holding element didn't seem to be so particular. Of course the cre dential Committee, to be honest, had to throw put Panther Branch because the credentials were "faked up" after the date of the primary. In Neise no primary was held on the date set. In fact, the Chairman was not there, and if any other Re- publican was there It has not been so reported. No meeting was called to order, so of course there was no ad- journment to a later date. Notwith- standing: this fact, some nf th fH0nn of the Federal office-holders went out in that township Monday and posted notice that a primary would be held at tne postmaster s house at Neuse on Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock, this be- ing four or five miles from the vot- ing precinct, where the primary was orginally advertised to be held. Early "Chairman Butler told the commit Tuesday morning Charlie Wildes tee to retire again," and that only went to Neuse in an automobile and such as they saw fit to admit were met wnn tne assistant, and active, postmaster at Neuse, and his son and about two others of their friends falsehood. It was understood that whom they had present by "special Mr. Jones was against the Federal request," and Mr. Wildes helped them office-holders, still when he approach hold the "primary," fixed up their ed the chair and asked that the corn fake delegation and then Mr. Wildes mittee retire and hear him, the chair piloted them to Raleigh In the auto- told Mr. Jones he was very sorry but mobubble and turned them over to the committee had already made up the Andrews headquarters. Still Mr. their report and had returned to the Wildes and his friends hollered hall. Mr. Jones later withdrew his fraud when the Credential Commit- request, but Mr. WTildes and some tee reported against the fake creden- others of the Andrews men wanted a tials from Neuse. In the First Di- hearing. At this juncture Mr. Claud vision of the First Ward there was ius Dockery, the United States mar evidence to show that the primary shal, though he was not a delegate meeting was called and delegates and notwithstanding his ward was named ahead of the appointed hour, not contested, went to Mr. Everett yet because Postmaster Briggs and Banks and wanted him to use his ef Charlie Wildes were the delegates from forts to get the committee to retire that ward, the contest was withdrawn again and hear further evidence. Mr. and the credential committee report- Banks made the request, so that Mr. ed they would be allowed their seats Dockery and his friends could have on the floor of the convention. In the no kick, and the chair then asked second division of the first ward the the committee to retire and hear Mr. minority was allowed representation Wildes ward was heard, as well as of one vote, which was even less than be heard. This was done and Mr. the strength of the minority, which Wilde's ward was heard, as well as was 9 to 11 at the primary in that others. It seems that Marshal Dck ward, and in St. Matthews the mi- ery and Mr. Loge Harris got mad be nority was allowed one vote which cause they too were not allowed to was denied them at the primary, go before the committee with a gre;it which they demanded and which they harangue. Notwithstanding that - fc were entitled to unaer tne biaie pa of organization. In the second dUlt- of hlt the ma1orit. ion of the third ward the chairman of j nutler.g frlends in the convention that precinct testified that he went : of fhe cty and lnM Mr An. to the appointed place at the P-jdrWg. prIncipaI strength was in. the pointed hour, and stayed some time' if the delegates from th but did not call the meeting to order; ' . . that it woaid a.8 lucre wu ouij one uiuri jvriuw - . i. mmA as Democratic registrar In that ward for several elections said he was pres ent as a spectator and testified that there was only one Republican at the meeting besides the chairman. Of course two Republicans could not hold a primary. After the chairman had left It is understood that some democrats, who had previously had "conferences" with some of the Fed- eral officials, proceeded to fix up some names as delegates to the Re- publican Convention and on the day, rf ti rnnvpntffin nnp nf ttlPRA name? " r V. . Democrats went to the city editor of the News and Observer, who was sit ting near this writer, and asked him j not to mention his name in the paper, j He was probably afraid If his name1 was printed as taking part in a Re publican Convention that he might be t nnitPnf challenged when he went to vote in t." iuwv. f j hnlrlprs hnlWori fraud hrauso the credential committee decided that Democrats could not name delegates Now these were the contests that were these were the contests that who it was that was trying to perpe trate a fraud upon the party in this county. The other side had spent their money and they hated to see it go without getting the county in their clutches in return. The credential committee named by the chairman was as follows: Messrs. Jas. S. Mangum, Geo. Glenn. A. D. Upchurch, O. G. Ellen, and W. F. Joyner, all farmers but one. Th3 charge has been made by the oppo sition that each one of these men knew they were to be appointed on that commitee and that they had made up their minds ahead of tim-? now tney wouia aeciae. inis cnarjre iB absolutely false. Even Mr. Glenn. who lives in Raleigh and had seen the chairman almost every day for two or three weeks before the con vention, did not know he was to bo appointed on the credential commit tee until his name was called out in tne convention. This committee was composed of honest, upright men. every one of whom stands high in his community. Still the "Bolters" say the committee was packed and their decisions were fraudulent. Another case of the opposition hollering "stoo thief," when they were trying to per- petuate a fraud upon the party by helping to get up fake delegations ; and then attempting to have them : . seated in the convention. : Third, the Journal article says that ; the Andrews people were denied the J right of defense and some precincts j were denied the right of a hearing j . Every contested precinct had the j Drivileee of a hearing, still when the ! credential committer returned to re- i port after being out nearly two hours, Mr. Charlie Wildes said his ward was j contested and he had not been heard j The chair told Mr. Wildes he had had plenty of time in which he could I have been heard, but that the chair ! v. .. i ing, and if the credential committee wanted to hear any further evidence from any one, they could again retira and hear the evidence. The Journal ! article says that Mr. H. T. Jones, of j WTako Forest, said he would like to! be heard before the committee tha ! admitted and that some precincts were ! "refused a hearing." This is another! Lither of their wards wer contest led. Marshal Docfcery ana r. ,irr - - in.nitln ti members wcrv wui . - E, oa S tho delegations where no rimiries l j flIt4 op ,n,rrdi. j 'f"?1 "Jf "7, t committee delayed matters n ia j hop( ..tbat enough delegates would leTe on the afternoon trains f Ttntler a majority." The writer nf the Journal article knows, or should h,AvMln. v. vnoVI noueb j . i nave given Mr. Andrews control or jthe convention. (Just whv Mr. An jdrews hsd most of the delerates In the city the writer will not discuss at i this time, but doubtless some of the 1 Democratic ward-heelers In Raleigh 1 could throw some light on the mat j ter.) In fact. It appears that the An j drews crowd relld on Democrats to some extent for their support. Even ! Pni Harris, whom they chose as of their bolting meeting. ho TWn,wtt nrlmtrr In I chairman 1 voted In the spring and took the oath mnvrf rwmomtic nominee ... and It was stated in the daiir paner tfaat he actually got mad wheI1 nis Democracy was questioned at the polling place. If the bolters thought the creden tial committee was not fair, why didn't they appoint one that thev was fair when they held vn-. mtinir and have them , Dogg uDon the contests u" i TV a I 1 i A this Vhiif ononrcn I fraudulent ones and all 1 they could - 1 anu eui aueau WIlu luc,i uw'1 ; 1 J Tl. mvA ing even appointed a man to help se lect their bolting delegates who was not a delegate nor an alternate to the County Convention. The Journal article claims that Andrews had not less than seventy two delegates on the floor of the con vention. If they thought that was true, why did they bolt? The cre dential committee sustained contests as to ten delegates. That would have left Andrews at least sixty-two votes. 1 jll& 1 Dr. Woods Hutchinson, considered one of the most brilliant writers on modern thernrjeutics. says: "richness and freshness of color are Richness and ana vigor cf circulation. A good complexion cxphatically comes from within; only imitations and poor ones at that can be painted, plas tered or rubbed on from without To look well you must be well." if you want the clean, clear complex ion glowing with the crimson of pure blood, the bright sparkling eye and the happy expression that conies from vigorous healthy blood, Duy Cix DottUa for 05.00, and Oct Your Money Back If not Benefited No alcohol or other dangerous or habit forming w MM! SELL Ml TTP i But we do sell a greater number of different makes of pianos than any other firm in this State. As we pay cash for every instrument we purchase and selloo of them, than any other firm in this section. We are certei placed in a position to meet all kinds of competition and save money. Paying cash enables us to select The Best Pianos at lo prices, and a visit to our store wfll convince you that we have bet ter pianos here than you can obtain elsewhere for the si money. CATALOG AM) PRICES HAILED ON BEQUEST 10 MMRIL & MESAS mum, - Robrtj , - ix. to be cave rSfciy V; one rot4. No they had that a,., behate thc on the report ... argument. thy ,ol!. trol of the co&-v -. . W, i proceeded with th . l V! chairman and t! v! Hcans of Wake c;t,; 2 lmmf.in fc The Federal knew they dUn t h J k L'"V knew if they a report of th cr.i vt before they boltri clearly shown that In the Minority, ar. : j is? j i proceeded to bolt The Federal o plaint tKci iVa . mlttee should be coaI precinci cnajrrnar. a lv That would not be kT give the Federal o0 their friends a char. i . . i nar.o t0 - tlve committee should b J tru,y reprint the Rv 1 otlng strength in th cc.,.. m very Precinct were a!504 J ber ot lhe executtte coat-. wnnlH hits nn rr-.i. . , Ia representing probably no 0r t or iweniy Toies. wniie m 6f , ship, that cast in the of 200 Republican rote. oniy one memDer or the u committee The rerulir tc:, on Tuesday of ueek, oS i oi Mr. v;. m. iiernara, rote , 4 v members. This gives the toij u members of the executite cozr and the county fifteen tsw which is about the proper uu Nash County and the tdjirnt ritory was visited by a eyelet t day afternoon, which did coli; Vu damage to property in Rocky J.': and throughout the vicinity. "N, and houses were blown dois, phone lines damaged, and the t'.rrt light plant of that city wai p-s: of business for sometime. QtfQci Skin Purity of Blood ask your druggist about Milam. A blood purifier and reconstructive tonic standing alone and without competition. If you suspect any other preparation of being in ia class we ask that you read the labels. The pure food law procecti only those who read the labels. No blood remedy should contaia alcohel a false stimulant and trie acid producer. tngrcaiednts in mm mm NmRTD CAROLINA.