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Thursday, August 15, 1912.
ran CAUCAHAH. v. VFWS AND OBSERVER'S SUDDEN CHANGE OP BASE. Sunday't News and Observer de Cled the charge that It la lupportlng e itber of the Senatorial candidates. Mr. Simmons also denies that he has subsidized the Democratic press. It is strange that things look so differ ent from what they really are. Some months ago the News and Observer was attacking Senator Sim oons' record and had not a good word for the senior Senator. In fact.1 Simmons had not stood by the Den ver platform and his record in the Senate had been very un-Democratic. The News and Observer has stop ped attacking Simmons; In fact. It cow finds space to give sometimes geveral columns a day to show the wonderful achievements of Sea a tor Simmons. This change of base happened very suddenly and without any public ex planation. There is a story going thin rounds that when Editor Daniels v ent to the Baltimore Convention ne found that the Simmons forces were against him for National Committee man and would be able to beat him for National Committeeman unless he made terms with them. The story continues that Editor Daniels got the support of the Simmonsites. Now whether Daniels made a deal with a man whom he had been attacking as un-I)emocratic, it is a self-evident fact that the News and Observer has not made any attacks on Senator Sim mons, but on the other hand, the cor respondents of that paper have been busy boosting Simmons for the Sen ate and telling of his many "achieve ments.' In fact, to read the News and Observer now you would think there was no one else in Congress from this State. And there's a rea son. When J. W. Bailey spoke in (ioldsboro a few days ago in behalf 01 Simmons the News and Observer toid what a large crowd was present to hear Mr. Bailey and gave over two columns of space to Mr. Bailey's ppcech. We are told that by actual count there were only 118 persons present, including women and chil dren, to hear Mr. Bailey. Governor Kitchin, a candidate against Sim mons, spoke in Charlotte about the same time, and the News and Obser ver gave the Governor's speech only a half column of space. We have no "rathers" between the two candi dates, still the News and Observer's sudden change of base needs some explanation. additional advantage of having ap parently complied with the law, and have proceeded then to do business in the same manner under the sanc tion of the courts. This has been so eminently bene ficial to the trusts that the stock of all of them has increased In value under this process. This Is tree be cause trusts will no longer live in fear of being disturbed again by the courts and will have large dividends guaranteed to them In the future. Colonel Roosevelt, on the other hand, recognizes the fact that the trusts not only should be made to comply with the law, but that further law should be enacted for their regu lations, and above all, that there should be a body that will watch them and regulate them every hour. Just as the Interstate Commerce Commission watches and regulates the railroads constantly. THE ROOSEVELT AND THE WIL SON TRUST REMEDIES. The Charlotte Observer, in a lead ing editorial, headed "Roosevelt's Strength," says: "Whatever one may think con cerning the minor planks in the Progressive party platform, or concerning any of them, the fact stands out that Roosevelt offers a rational solution for the su preme problem which confronts the country to-day, namely, the problem of trusts. In compari son nothing else counts very much. ' Roosevelt has, besides, the energy, determination and political ability to put his solu tion through If he should ever be elected President at any future time. He advocates a policy which is so well approved by governmental experience in such matters as control over nation al banks and which is so well in accord with the tendencies of the age that it will almost certainly go on gaining popular strength. Possibly he or some other Pro gressive party nominee will win the desired opportunity four years hence ;this depends upon how wisely progressive the Dem ocratic party shows itself mean while. At present the prospect of Governor Wilson's election as a hardly less advanced exponent of the trust question is thorough ly welcome to all broad-gauged business men." The Observer Is correct In pointing out the fact that Colonel Roosevelt and his platform offer a distinct and business-like remedy for the trust evil, but the Observer falls Into error when referring to the remedy offer ed by 'Governor Wilson and the Democratic party as being also a rem edy that will appeal to practical men generally. The fact is, that neither Governor Wilson or the Democratic platform have ofTered any remedy for the trust evil, except the remedy that has been used by attempting to dissolve the trusts by decree of courts. This rem edy has proven absolutely useless be cause the trusts that have been dis solved have at once re-organized un der some other form with the appro val of the courts, and thus the trusts. with their same property, have pro ceeded to exercise the same power of monopoly as before, except with the "ROSKVELT AND THE SOUTH. The Charlotte Observer, In an ed itorial, under the above heading, in its issue of last Saturday, August 10th, says: "The Republicai party did not expect to elect its first ticket, in 1856. It was preparing the way for a future career. Similarly the new Progressive party must pass through a novitiate, what ever its fortunes may be later on. It is generally conceded to be starting out with more assets than any new party ever started with before. Meantime we take the view that it should have the sympathetic regard of all Demo crats who recognize the evil and the downright public danger of standpatism in face of new needs i these Democrats showing them selves broad enough not to dis play hostility because the Pro gressive party competes more or less with the Democracy as well as draws heavily from the old Republican ranks. Further than this, it should have the good wishes of all Southern people. , It has been courageous enough to recognize conditions in the South as the South's people, for the now proven good of white and black alike, have chosen con ditions to be. It does not see in the South a section politically , good only for furnishing rotten borough delegates at National conventions. It will seek favor in the South upon the South's own terms and in accordance with the plan which the Repub lican party of North Carolina had already begun to pursue. It aims to supplant the now an tiquated and outworn party whose sectional origin, traditions and spirit will live if that par ty does for at least another fifty years. For the good of the country, of the South and of those Southern States which desperately need an opposition party but are rightly disinclined toward the old sectional, South despising, standpat Republican ism, we may well hope that It will." There is a great deal of good sense itr the above, and besides, It is hand somely said. GOVERNOR WILSON FOR LOCAL OPTION. Professor Wilson has written a let ter to the Democratic leaders of the State of Maine, in which he declares squarely against State-wide prohibi tion and In favor of local option. This will be "gall and worm-wood" to the hypocritical Democratic ma chine leaders in this State, who have used prohibition just as they have used the "nigger" question In the past as a party slogan behind which they hide anjLdivert the attention of the people from their broken prom ises and incompetent records. WHO IS THE CANDIDATE OF THE TRUSTS? The Greensboro News in an edi torial says: "Mr. Kitchin declared four years ago that the Southern Rail way and the Tobacco Trust were after him. It appears they got him." It also appears that they already had Simmons. A letter from a leading Republican of Chatham County says: "The State Committee can't dictate to Chatham Republicans. We w411 send a solid delegation to the State Convention who will stand for the rule of the people. We will abide by the will of a majority of the people, hut we will take no boss or machine dictation." xaest. Democratic as4 RepuhUcas bosses alike are brother oScers of this hidden power. "The root of the wroas which hurt the people is the fact that the people's government has bees taken away from them. The first purpose of the Progressive party Is to make sure the rule of the people. "Behind rotten laws and prevent ing sound laws stands the corrupt boss; behind the corrupt boss stands the robber interest, and commanding these powers of pillage stands human greed. It Is this conspiracy of evil we must overthrow." "We mean to make our business laws clear Instead of foggy. The tariff must be taken out of poli tics and treated us a business ques tion instead of as a political ques tion. The greatest need of business Is certainty, but the only thing cer tain about our tariff Is uncertainty." "The Democratic platform declares for free trade; but free trade i wrong and ruinous. The Republican platform permits extortion; but ta riff extortion Is robbery. The Pro-! gressive party is for honest protec tion The Payne-Aldrlch law: must be revised immediately in ac cordance with these principles. A J genuine, non-partisan tariff commis sion must be fixed in the law as firm-! ly as the Interstate Commerce Com-! mission." I "We are for the conservation of our natural resources; but even more we are for the conservation of human life." turtles, Scoffer aav scoff r Jokes &ay be ha4 at the expess of is xaovetaeai. hat la solid and cold reality the heart of the people re- sponaa us tne cry of the great les4ee that we stand at Arzaageddoa vtad battle for the Lord.- Concerning the campaign ta the Bute he said he had been mmthorUed by Chairman Dixon to say that Roosevelt would cose to North Caro lina la the fall aed beginning at Coldfboro go right across the State oa a speech-making trip. It was first plaaaed for hlra to come here ia the middle of September, but this was ob jected to, and he will probably come ia ctober. He speaks la Memphis the latter part of September. This Is part of the plan to speak la every State ia the Union before the eleo tloa in November. READ OUT OF PARTY. (Continued from page 1.) oenvention Colonel Pearson conveyed the impression that this convention might select a ticket suitable to the Progressive party. "Th3 progressive sentiment in the nation," said he, "as ascertained at Chicago, is unequivocally in favor of a new and independent movement throughout. It is a case of sawing off the limb between the man and the tree, taking chances on the downfall. No other course seems to appeal to common honesty." Both Mr. Wil liamson and Colonel Pearson took this position at the first meeting of the progressives in this city, but they "were overborne in that case by the time servers" as the latter expressed it, "who hope for regularity while being themselves confessedly irregu lar. The Chicago convention cleared the atmosphere and the scales have now dropped from the eyes of all men who choose to see." Like a Religions Revival. Speaking further of the Chicago convention Colonel Pearson said that It was more of a religious revival than a political convention. "The doctors were especially numerous," said he, "in every delegation and the question of the public health was one of paramount importance. Added to this the physical valuation of rail roads, woman suffrage and the estab lishment quickly of a parcels post of far reaching proportions were the next subjects which engrossed much attention of the platform commit tee." Colonel Pearson himself is a member of this committee and was thoroughly familiar with the matters proposed for the platform of the party. Going further he said that all cor porations engaged in interstate com merce ought now to be brought un der a control similar to the control exercised at present by the Interstate Commerce Commission admitted of no doubt. "That the Bull Moose will win is a proposition admitting , of no doubt whatever among railroad por ters, trucksters, steel men, messen ger boys, telegraph operators, and all those whose individual sweat Vwins for them their individual bread" was the way the Colonel sized up the sit- REAL ANCIENT IHSTORV. (Continued from page 1.) tector. So I may remark a rain that Napoleon Bonaparte wux nearer bo- in ruler ov the world than Alexander the Great ever got. for he wux now Emperor ov France, protector ov Prussia an ov Germany, besides the numerous bits ov territory owned out right by France; awlso be wus prac tically the ruler ov Italy at that time. If hiz real business qualifications had been az brilliant az hiz fitin quali ties, he then could hev said to the world: "You must yield to my gov ernment and pay tribute to me." But Providence only allows men o tget a Providence only allows men to get a privilege to temporarily look across the vastness ov land an water with longin' eyes an to-morrow they will be in the cold, cold ground an hit iz well that man's capacity iz lim ited. Az ever, ZEKE BILK INS. (To be continued.) Government's Part in Rat Extermi nation. Washington, D. C, Aug. 12. The Government is to become a modern competitor of the Pied Piper of Ham lin as an exterminator of rats. But the magic of the Pied Piper's flute is to be displaced by the most improved, modern, double-action, steel-jawed rat-trap that American inventive ge nius can furnish. Through Surgeon-General Blue, of the Public Health and Marine Hos pital Service, the Government has asked for demonstrations of rat traps. The Government wants traps to ex terminate rodents which carry the bubonic plague from seapart to sea port. The trap which proves most efficient will be recommended by the service for use ia American ports where the plague-carrying rat may be expected. ' As a means of promoting its country-wide campaign against plague, the service has issued a circular speci fying the proper method of poisoning rats. This has been sent to every American port. I Ocean Liner Strikes Iceberg in the Atlantic. Montreal, Aug. 12. The Allen Line steamer Corsican, for Liverpool, with two hundred passengers from this port, was reported to-night to have struck an iceberg east of Belle Isle at 4 o'clock this morning. The damage is not said to be serious but the seamers Lake Champlain and Scandinavian are reported to have proceeded to the Corsican's assist ance. i The Corsican is one of the newest and largest of the Allan .line steam ers. It was built at Glasgow five years ago, and is of 11,419. tons reg ister. V The Corsican carried twenty-five first-class, sixty-two second-class and two hundred steerage passengers. 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