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& VOL- XXX. N. C.t THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER G, 1012. No. 34 RALEIGH EDITORIAL BRIEFS For th- past week the Wake Water r n pa: y has been the dryest thing - ( 'a n r ;,r "Democratic good lawleHsnes continues rat". govern to walk will probably be some cold ;,. r aftr the democratic Sena al r.i Is over. jv campaign year and it js . about time for that peni-.- irplus to bob up again. Democratic politician doesn't .t!W " it in because the office 1 first and make it.s escape. Ml want some more four-cent News and ",ir ''"I'ributlon to the Wilson ;'' fund. l ounty that the Democrats ! : hold and save the State Mte -ad supremacy' supervisor. now has a I: v, hat the Democratic opponents , il ii chin and Simons says of each ar.ii iate are true, then r! . ni are fit to be Senator neither of I senator Tillman says that Gover ;; r Hlease is a disgrace to South ( arolina. And no doubt Blease has similar opinions about Tillman. Senator Hen Tillman has requested Mr. Cole Hlease to "be a decent Gov ernor," but at the same time Tillman has not always been a "decent" Sen ator. The Durham Herald is of the opin ion that the Democratic party is full of politicians who have failed to make od and there is no argument on hat point. Judging from the efforts some Dem ocrats are making to raise funds for the Presidential contest, they are evi dently uneasy about North Carolina's electoral vote. At one time the Democrats thought Hon. Hurke Cochran a great man and a genius, but since he has declared tor Roosevelt, the Democrats can see no good in him. Collier's Weekly thinks Senator Simmons should be retired to private life and refers to him as an incubus on the party, and it might have add e on the State. Heard a Democrat in this State say only a few days ago that he voted when he was only sixteen years old. Still the Democrats will talk about the purity of the ballot. Senator Tillman says that Blease- ism is not Tillmanism in South Car- Hna. That mav be so. bur nnp is nhnnt 00 1 1 v u v v v. about as bad as the other, which, be - tag means that both are bad. Champ Clark still insists that he was entitled to the nomination at Baltimore, which shows that Clark! still has a sore toe and that all is not harmonious in the Democratic ranks. From reading only certain Demo cratic papers in this State one might think that Simmons is the only real Senator in Congress, the others being mere figure-heads. This has all hap pened within the last six months. Hon. William J. Bryan's paper, the Commoner, says that Senator Sim eons is not a true Democrat, and is surprised that North Carolinians nave tolerated him this long. There are others surprised at that besides Mr. Bryan. One North Carolina politician has contributed his first bale of cotton to the Wilson campaign fund. If Wil son is elected this same politico-farmer may find that it will take his first hale and all others to pay the ex penses of raising it. Some days ago it was announced that there would be an advance in Price on all leather goods. Some of the Democrats said that was on ac count of the tariff. Those Democrats had probably forgotten that leather is on the free list. MILLS WUVIXC; COTTON. Eleven and a Half Cents Look Morr Attractive Hum 13 Cu. (From the Wall Street Journal.) The sharp decline In the price of cotton the patt few days baa brought mills again more actively Into the; market. Up to Monday there had ! been an apparent apathy on the partj 01 spinners 10 provide a larger por- tlon of their requirements out of the new crop cotton contracts. But cot-; ton looks much more attractive tc the 1 mills at 11 1-2 eonts than 13. Mill men are keenly alive to the importance of this decline of the sta ple. In other words, the consuming world Is getting Into the market be cause it can see a good profit on 11-! cent cotton. While spinners' takings held up pretty well In the spring, and early Hummer, the rise in cotton! to above 13 cents in late July tended' to check purchases. Previous to this :goous marKci tooK nine note 01 tne decline in the price of the staple, and business continued in large volume at fairly retiumerative prices. The cct-jthe ton goods primary markets are just now quieter and undoubtedly, with lower prices for the staple, prices of goods will come down. Wide print cloths are being offered at slightly , easier figures than a week ago. The drop in cotton and the prospect of a softening in prices of cotton goods is tending to make buyers cautious and' j encouraging them to stay out of the ! market for a time. PARCELS POST JAN. 1 Over a Million Miles of Rural and Star Routes Will be Covered Articles Must Not Weigh More Than Eleven Pounds Nor Exceed Seventy-Two Inches in Tjenglh and Girth New , Denomination x)f Stamps for This Class of Mail. Announcement has been made from Washington that the Postoffice De partment would be in readiness, on January 1, 1913, to put into general operation the recently authorized par cels post system. ... v The postal express business, which must be organized within the next four months, will extend over more than a million miles of rural delivery and star routes and will cover, in its various ramifications, all systems of transportation of parcels now utilized by private express companies. The details of the parcels post sys tem will be worked out by a series of committees composed of officers and experts of the Department. Postmaster-General Hitchcock gave out the following statement in re gard to the inauguration of this ser vice: "First of all, must be prepared a classification of the articles that can be accepted for transportation by parcels post. The law admits to the mails practically all kinds of mer- chandise that can be transported safelv. including: products of the farm and garden, as well as factory products; provided; such articles do 1not weigh more than 11 pounds, nor t . 0 ..B lT K,Q, ,nTlfru land girth. The mode of packing will j be prescribed carefully. "The present equipment of the mail service is not adapted to the carriage of, such merchandise and, therefore, new equipment must be provided. It is likely we shall employ extensively, hampers, similar to those used in for eign countries, in handling parcels post mail. "The style, size and material of such hampers must be determined and advertisements issued for their purchase. "The law provides that postage on all parcels shall be prepared by af fixing distinctive stamps. This will necessitate the designing and print ing of at least a dozen denominations of special stamps, ranging in value from one cent to one dollar. Pro vision for the collection on delivery of the price of a parcel must be made. Indemnity In Case of Loss. "The law provides indemnification for loss or damaged articles and since many of the articles to be car ried will be fragile or perishable, the the question of indemnity is one forlease nas made itself plainly visible careful regulation "Tbe system of distance zones re quires the employment by postmas ters of a distinctive postal map on which the zones represented. Sutfli a -map already has been prepared by the Department an darangements are being made for the printing of about 150,000 in order that each postoffice and postal station in the United . States may be supplied with two cop- ; ies, A directory of all offices is being complied for use in applying the pre scribed rates of postage to the dis tances shown on the zone maps.", W02K of a srosai Sweeps Away Life and Prop- erty in Pennsylvania, West j Virginia and Of io ABOUT FORTY PERSONS KILLED The storm Hroke Suoilaj Night Foi- lowing Extremely ll(t Wave Sev eral Towns I numb ted and Many IIoum Washed Am ay The .Mone tary Damage Will Reach Nearly Two Million Dollars Electrical Feature of the Stonn Wan Most Spectacular Railroad Track for Mile Are Swept Away. Pittsburg. Pa., Sept. 2. As a re cotton! suit of torrential rains last night and eariy to-aay tnrougnout Pennsylvania and West Virginia. thiryt-six are Ulead and others missing. Added to list of fatalities late to-night are j ten foreigners at Colliers, W. Va.. ' bringing the list there up to eighteen; three at Burgettstowir, Pa., bringing the list there up to four, and one at Woodlawn. Pa., near this city. In addition, others are reporter missing. t but it is believed at midnight that the above will probably cover the number who met death. At all points to-night the storm is over. People in the various towns ' are attempting to take care of condi- on his way to St. Louis September 3. tions caused by the flood, but are Senator Dixon declined to discuss making little progress. Help is on the the purpose of his trip to Missouri, way and has arrived at some points, but it was said he would meet sev but the actual extent of the disaster . eral Missouri Democrats while in that cannot be estimated before daylight ' State. to-morrow. j From reports to-night it is be- j lieved the monetary damage will j reach close to $1,500,000. j 11" lusa 01 me is appainiig, wmie the i monetary loss cannot even be estimated at this time. After a 24-j hour period of excessivley hot weath-j 11,. i V 1. 1 J. I T' ei, me siuim urone lasi evening, in addition to an extraordinary rainfall, the electrical features were most spectacular. At Ford City, a dozen houses were washed from their foundations. Lightning struck a score of houses, while McGrahn, a suburb, is under from three to five feet of water to night. At Colliers, W. Va., nine persons were drowned and rumor has it that at least twenty were drowned. The valley in which thetown is situated was deludged by water, houses swept from foundations, railroad tracks torn up for long stretches and roads were eradicated by landslides. ! The tracks of the Pan-handle Rail- road for fourteen miles, between Bur- gettstown and New Cumberland,! were carried from the road-bed. SEEKS A DIVORCE FROM LEPER HUSBAND. In Sensational Suit Mrs. Early Says He Concealed Knowledge of His Condition From Her. Tacoma, Aug. 31. Allegations of a most sensational nature involving extreme cruelty are contained in the divorce papers of Mrs. John Ruskin Early, wife of the leper whose trans continental flights ended in discovery here. Early is originaly from North Carolina. ' Early is now a Government attend ant at the Diamond Head Quarantine Station on Puget Sound, where he was removed in March this year after a county, State and Government had been appealed to by frightened resi dents of the district where he lived. His disease for the past month has reached the easily contagious stage. Mrs. Early, who has had the divorce summons served on Early, has been in a hospital since April through ner vous prostration. Her three children, Manley, Paul, and Loyal are also here living in seculsion with the past com mander of the United States Spanish War Veterans in the care of his moth er, Mrs. Lamaur. Mrs. Early alleges that even after Early knew he was a leper he tried to conceal the knowledge from her. The Spanish War Veterans' camp raised $938 to buy Mrs. Early a home, and this money will be used as Mrs. Early chooses after her release from the hospital. Early acquired leprosy in the Phil ippine Islands during the Spanish American Wrar. The best experts in the United States have differed as to whether he had leprosy until the dis- Mrs. Early, it is said, long wished for a divorce for the protection of her children. Democratic Paper Acknowledges They Used to Vote Dead Ones There. Wilmington Dispatch. It is told that a man who for five years was thought to be dead has just turned up in St. Louis. Shucks! We remember the political times down this way when men who had been dead for ten years somehow were allowed to vote. TO CAMPAIGN FOIl T. IL A Ut of Well Known Strakrr Who Will T-1 k.. . 1 - til. 1 f Chicago. 111.. Anc 31. Senator Dixon, director of the proireirj j cuii)nj, lo-aay Diof Known a par j till list of speakers who. with Colonel ; Roosevelt and Governor Johnson, of California, will carry the new party propaganda through the country. Nacae of Progressive peakir an nounced to-day were. Former United States Senator Al bert J. Heveridge. of Indiana; Unit ed States -r.a'or Mows E. Clapp. of Minnesota; United Stales Senator Miles Poindexter. of Waj.hington; United States Senator Coe I. Craw ford, of South Dakota; United States Senator Joseph 1. Hrtstow. of Kan sas; Co:gresman (Jeorge W. Norrii, of Nebraska. Hamlin Garland, the writer, and William Alen White. Kansas editor. 'Among former Democrats who will take the stump for the Progressive cause are Bourke York, and former Cock ran. of New Governor Garvin. of Rhode Island. Preparatory to a trip into Missouri arid Iowa. Senator Dixon to-day held a conference with Judge Hen B. Lind- sey, of Denver, who has just returned from campaigning in Vermont; Col- oney Cecil Lyon, of Texas, who is on his way east to take charge of Colonel Roosevelt's special train, and Frank Knox, of Michigan. It was said that Colonel Roosevelt would make four five-minute speech- es while crossing Southern Illinois Joseph E. Davies, of Wisconsin, Secretary of the Democratic Nation- al Committee, held a conference with National Committeeman E. O. Wood, 01 .viicuigaii, leaium me nuaiiou in that State STANDARD OIL INDICTED. Federal Grand Jury in Texas Returns True Hills Against Prominent Men in Standard Oil. . Dallas, Texas, Aug .29. The Fed eral grand jury of the Northern Dis trict of Texas late to-day returned an indictment against priminent oil men as representatives of the Stand ard oil Company. The charge is re straint of trade and commerce and unlawful conspiracy and combination in violation of the anti-trust laws. It is alleged the individual defen- dants, the standard Oil Company ana the Magnolia petroleum Company, conspired to destroy the business of the Pierce-Fordyce Oil Association of Texas. The specific offense is alleged to have occurred June 29, 1912. The names of the following appear in the indictment: Calvin N. Paine, of Titusville, Pa.; John D. Archibold, of New York; John Sealin, of Galveston; A. C. Ebie, of Dallas; E. R. Brown, Corsicana, Texas; W. S. Teagle, of Jainfield, N. J., and the Standard Oil Company, of New Jersey, and the Magnolia Pe troleum Company of Texas. Couple, 108 and 73 Years Old, Ke- siectively. Joined in Marriage. Patterson, N. J., August 28. All known marriage records so far as the age of the contracting parties is con cerned were broken here to-day when Timothy Griffin, 108 years old, and Lucy Wood, 73 years, were wedded by a minister. Griffin and his bride nominally have been married for more than fifty years, having been slaves on the same plantation in North Carolina before the war, and according to the negro man's story, hoving entered into the connubial state by the old slave custom of jumping over a broomstick. Recent ly they decided upon a religious com munion, however belated. TAFT FORCES APPEAL. Will Ask Supreme Court to Reverse Decision of Lower Court Which Sustained Roosevelt Electors. A Washington, D. C, dispatch of 9 u gust 30 says: "The fight between the Taf t and Rosoevelt forces over the Presiden tial electors from Kansas was to-day transferred officialy from the courts of that State to the Supreme Court of the United States when the record of the case was filed In the Supreme Court here. It will be rushed to the printer so that the court may dispose of the, case immediately upon conven ing October 14 th. "The transfer of the record of the litigation was in response to the com mand of Associate Justiqes Van De vanter and Pitney, given August 6, at New York, upon the request of the Taft attorneys. The decision of the Kansas courts was adverse to the Taff followers and the main hope of the Taft managers to procure the electoral vote of Kansas lies in the fight to get the Supreme Court of the United States to reverse the State Supreme Court." UEifmliHiMLLGl UiaiUai Brief Sketch of the Great Contest Between France and Austria rWOUQYS CIPIQUICY Austrian TlMriu&hlj Dereitrd al tvMdins tte Cui the Atsmn Antij Into Two Irt t Wacram ami ktorj Va TTwn A llirh Haul in th Ui) of Territory After Ihe I Tt-nr li-utrl4ii War in IHiiU lKutrtir Trutlr. Bilkinsville, N C . S-pt. 1 M : . lorrespondence of The Cauca!an Hnterprise. On the 4th ov July. lsOjt .the war between France and Austria bein' till in proKress, the French army utix concentrated in the island ov Iobau and hit consisted ov about llin.oo men. This island uuz so ismatl that there wuz scarcely room for the troops u stand up or He down. Hut lionaparte. the French somethin' up hiz sleeve leader, had To deceive the Austrians uch acception would now me called diplomacy , Napoleon Honaparte ordered the bridce at F- sling, which had been destroyed bv the Austrians, to b repaired, which naturaly caused the Austrians to be- lieve that Napoleon wuz Roin to cross the river an" ko somewhere from that town. At the same time Napoleon wuz buildin' three new bridges for use. Az the Austrians did no ftcoutin' they were sadly deceived an' the main portion ov the French crossed the new bridges at night. The Austrian general found hiz fortifications an' batteries practical- useless when he learneu tne real situation, tie wuz outwitted again. Napoleon had sim-i jply selected a much better positon an j the Austrians were obliged to change; j to a worse position than they had oc-t cupied, though they did pretty well, jgoin' to Wagram. Here a fierce bat- tie wuz fought. Austria wuz no match for France ordinarily. But al most continuous war had "weakened France durin' the past hundred years j or so, an' when Napoleon Bonaparte went on the warpath he soon caused additional weakness, for he not only made numerous enemies, but he fought with so much vigor that se vere losses were not unusual. Mas- sena, one ov the French generals, wuzjed by the Superior Court grand Jury soon repulsed by the Austrians, he Ion the charge of gambling. An In havin' been severely wounded only a dictment was alo brought against few days before an' hiz troops lackin'jthe Industrial Club "for maintaining hiz presence at the front, did rather and permitting gambling In Its poor work. Bonaparte wuz puzzled,' rooms." but hiz brain wuz workin' out plans; "The names of the seven besldea which would cause the Austrian gen-! the mayor are: L. B. Hale. L. A. eral trouble. When the Austrians j Williamson, J. II. Slocomb. Jr.. K. K. thought everythin' wuz comln" their! Gorham, C. N. Dunn, K. J. Lilly, and way, hit wuz not. Mounted on ajj. B. Underwood. beautiful white horse the great Bon-I "Instanter capiases were Issued for aparte dashed from one position to! each one of thotw Indicted, and wer another amid what Savary. the his- j placed In the hands of Kherlff X. II. torian, terms a hailstorm ov bullets." iMcGreachy. The solicitor has fixed The little warrior wuz planin. Sud-the bonds at $200 each. cieniy rsapoieon oraerea niz main1. army to concentrate at Wagraln, an', az General Joe Wheeler remarked when he wuz fitin the Spanish lnjlonable social club, situated on the Cuba a few years ago, Colonel Teddy town's principal street. All the men Roosevelt beln hiz right-hand man, indicted are well known to Fayette 'boys close in an' give the Yankees! vllle. (the Spanish he meant) hell." The French gave the Austrians somethin' ov that kind at Wagram, hit Iz said, for when Napoleon weakened hlz right an left wings to concentrate a powerful force at Wagram. unex- pectedly, he completely surprised the Austrians an' quickly cut through their lines at Wagram, placing about half ov their army on either side ov the French, cuttin them in two at other points at the same time. In a few minutes the gallant Austrians were makln' a run for hit, were com pletely disorganized with nl earthly chance to rally until they could put distance bet weep themselves an the Freich. Napoleon had outwitted the Austrian general by sendin General Lauriston against Wagram with one hundred cannon. The Austrians lost 27,000 men, killed and wounded. In this battle. The French loss wuz al most equal. But the jnoral effect wuz entirely different, ov course, an Na poleon made hit so hot for the Acs - trians that they were forced to flee In great disorder. This battle ended the war. In the settlement Austria gave France much territory said to have contained a total population or more than three millions ov people, who, under the terms ov the settle ment, became citizens ot France, that iz, subject to her laws. In addition to the territory men tioned above, Austria gave France indirectly (Bavaria gettln the prize), Sal tz burg, Berchtolsgaden, Innvlertel an Hansruckviertel. The whole ov Western Gallacla, part of Eastern Gallacia, an several other provinces awlso fell to France directly or In directly. Austria had for years giv en France trouble by jolnln forces with any ov France's powerful ene mies whenever war wuz goin on an when France got a real gude chance !N.w tu sua v ! fc tffitry Kaia i traVMac ?N for fcr?f frc atf. Last; torn For ta,tatrf. Utia r4 a r-wojU la Wrtn Csltaru. j Afir tt rt tta Aattrta, S- pol iw&atrt tcta to iptutm ' rI tmatu rtrr4 !ta &la nt sot a! a. 1 taa 4 t" tmafel Joatfc. hit tf, taa Quee ot Frasc. l!!y iaa AtrU. for h i 1 or ttu ta m a;, a ui h ifr ov ihm Tsat cosag&a4 la th txut brtUisa rsder a etrta. Hut h ! d!Mt:cd oth)& in th 0 taosej of pom rr. Tt fhoirt rub at tf rArtn wrrr hr Hut NSrHn nti tutiful $fr acrS to 41wif in lffiWr, lto. Sit Eo&vi !tr NihiIiu tnsrried h rth-4tUke Msria lulta of Ar.m In hit tsr rtaire tth the t-.utlfui ItiUn no taan. NatHlrs.n ranssol W ideN ov marrv tne for monr y or po rr. tor to the rulrr ot Italy tfore th marriajje The Mmc it tru recardia Aut ris. for he had concur rs.J h Auvtrians In a fair f.t aftrr thai country had taad' r;atrd attack upm Franc, tn connection th ar bteen France an othr countries nhiih could M-curr the aid ov Au tria whnerr they derltlrd fo tfctin a r Socially and ofTclaily Njol. win wuz much higher than elibrr ov hiz uiven. an' he may hrv teen ttv-i RUde for the huitband ov either, for Napoleon wuz not a mean man. not a cruel man. though he did rauM hit own country to Row with blood There are too ide to every question, ' Soon after the incident! mentioned (Continued on pae .) INDICTED THE MAYOR Fayetteville Chief Magistrate and Thirteen otvers indict ed for Gambling The Major ami I'hf Ot!er Submit and Are IaH Off on Payment of Cot Two Cams .Vol Prted and Other Continued. A special from FayetteVuie, N C, to Saturday morning'- Newt and Ob server gays: "Mayor John Underwood and en other prominent me nof Fafcattte- ville were late this afternoon Indict The indictments were brought at the Instigation of Solicitor N. A. Sin clair. The Industrial Club Is a fash- Mayor and Other Head Guilty. A second special from Fayetteville to Sunday's New Observer says: Five additional Indictments were i today returned by the criminal court grand Jury' against members of the Fayetteville Industrial Club, the most fashionable social organization of this city, charging them with gamb ling In the club romi, while seven of the eight club members who were Indicted yesterday appeared this morning before Judge Bragaw and submitted to the gambling charge. The indictments returned today are against C. C. McAllister. T. O. McAllister, prominent la the lumber business; W. F. Clayton, of the Clay- ton Cigar Company; II. M. Pember- Eton, a piano dealer, and J. Sprunt Newton, a well known member of tbe bar. The counts against Messrs. Pemberton and Newton were nol prossed by Solicitor Sinclair when the cases were brought up In court. The defendants submitting, cm whom Judge Bragaw suspended sen tence on paymen of the costs of the case, were: C. N. Dane, wholesale grocer; E. E. Gorham, of tbe Gorham Book and Music Company; E. J. Lil ly,, an Insurance man; A. II. Slo comb, Jr., a naval stores manufac turer; Joseph B. Underwood, a broker; Mayor Joh nUnderwood, and L. A. Williamson, secretary of the Holt-Morgan Cotton Manufacturing company. Tbe remaining defendants, L. B. Hale, who Is clerk to the House of Representatives' Committee on He form in the Civil service, is In Wash ington. C. C. Allister, W. F. Clayton and T. G. McAllister are also out of the city and their cases; together with that against Mr. Hale, are con tinued to the asulng court term. I 1 1 H s I! I t 1 .