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- THE. CAUCASIAN, vol XXX RALEIGH, M. C. THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER EG, 1012. Mo 37 .rmAnT A T DDTCDC Fll uniaij Divim' o Don't elP clect anotncr Demo- lic legislature unless you want TOur tares increased again. y the Democrats continue their 0le of campaigning, Simmons may t get some smut on his white feath er. Tvp public generally may not ,,,, it, but about the best deflnlton 0 a Democrat is one who stands in ith the party machine. Those who expect to vote In the senatorial primary must vote the Democratic ticket straight, including ,be hound dawg and all. Ev-n those Democrats who do not scratch the ticket will be sure to grratch their heads several times be fore casting their ballot at the fall election. The Wilmington Star says the only Democrats who are wrangling are the Democrats who want the offices. Weil, that is practically the whole party, isn't it? If the rulings of the Taft Commit tee and the Simmons Committee stands there will be very few left sithin the party lines. If they read them all out who do not vote the ticket straight, the Dem ocrats will be sure to have the min ority party in this State. The Democratic State Committee thinks it has found a panacea for the scratches, however it will find out that the proposed remedy will only cause the disease to spread. Is the definition of a Democrat adopted by the State Committee un . rncstitutional? Attorney - General ftckett has given a dissenting opin ion on the committee's ruling. The Democratic politicians now say that prohibition is a moral question and not a political one. Which is an other way of saying the Democratic party is not considered a moral party. Candidate Wilson says the Demo cratic platform is not the party pro gram. And the Democratic candi date for President has jumped the platform and is now running at large. The Democratic State Committee decided that Locke Craig should not enter any joint debates. The Demo crats are probably wise in wanting to keep their candidate hid until after the election. The Newton Enterprise says some Democrats are doing dirty work in!tlon contributions, or he may go di this campaign. If the Enterprise doesn't mind it will be read out of the party for exposing the dirty work f its fnends. If the Senatorial poll-holders hew to the line there will be a small vote Polled for the three candidates in November, for the number of straight jacket Democrats in North Carolina are growing smaller each year. The News and Observer has found a few Republicans in the Northwest that say they will vote for Wilson, but it fails to tell of the large number f Democrats who have announced that they will vote for Colonel Roose velt. The Democratic papers' tell of the enthusiastic crowds Candidate Craig is having to hear him, but they all faiied to tell that it was necessary to conscript the school children at Pitts bro in order to get Mr. Craig an au dience. Ex-Governor Glenn has stopped Preaching and has gone West to en ter the campaign. Why didn't he cnie East and preach prohibition Bome more, or was he afraid that uld not be agreeable to Candidate Wilson? , . Josephus Daniels claims that Wil ao& will carry Vermont. If the Re tlicans can find a man In their ranks so reckless, they should have Mm to arise and claim the Repub- lican: 8 will carry South Carolina by 111 overwhelming majority. COLONEL DEFENDS HIS ACTION. Tells Why He Quit Republican Par ty He Spent the Day in Nebraska With a Speech For Every Stop Says In Reply to Mr. Bryan That He Wouldn't Hare the Democrat ic Platform as a Gift. Omaha, Neb., Sept. ,20. A defense of his action In quitting the Repub lican party and taking the lead In the formation of a new party was made to-day by Colonel Roosevelt. He spent the day in Nebraska and traveled leisurely across the State with a speech for every stop. He spent three hours this afternoon at Lincoln and the evening In Omaha. 'At Lincoln he spoke at the audi torium. A number of students from the University of Nebraska greeted the Colonel with college yells. He began by saying that Victor Rose water, of Omaha, former Republican National Committeeman, "stole the Nebraska delegates to the Republi can Convention Just as effectively as if the i delegates had been thrown out." I He attacked leaders of the Republican party, adding: "Imagine Abraham Lincoln in the company of Barnes and Penrose and other minor people." "It has been said," he continued, "Oh, wjell, of course, that Is bad, but you should stay in the party and re form if?." The only way you can re form that kind of men is with a club. "Look at what the Republican Na tional Committee is doing at this mo ment," said Colonel Roosevelt who charged that the committee is now seating the men who were defeated at the primaries last spring. Among them he mentioned Franklin Mur phy, of New Jersey; Senator Crane, of Massachusetts; and Mr. Mulvane, of Kansas. The committee has not put Penrose and Rosewater back yet," said the Colonel, "but they will get back." Colonel Roosevelt then turned to the Democratic party speaking of William J. Bryan and criticising the position of Governor Wilson. "One of the prominent features of this campaign," he said, "has been that Mr. Bryan has said we have stol en our issues from the Democratic platform. Stole the Democratic plat form! I would not have it as a gift." ROOSEVELT TO ENTER THE STATE OCTOBER 1. Progressive Candidate Will Make His First Stop of Invasion at Raleigh Followed by Durham, Greensboro, Asheville, and Others. New York, Sept. 21. North Caro lina and Virginia will be included in Colonel Roosevelt's itinerary during the next ten days, it was announced here to-night. On Tuesday, October 1st, on his way East he will make short stops at Asheville, Salisbury, Greensboro, Burlington and Durham, and will speak in a new hall in Raleigh on the evening of October 1st. Passing through Lynchburg and Charlottesville, Va., he will speak at an evening meetingin Baltimore on October 2nd. From Baltimore Col onel Rosoevelt may go to Washing ton to appear before the Senate Sub- Committee that is investigating elec- rect to Oyster Bay where he hadi planned to rest for the remainder of the week. After passing through Columbus and Macon, Ga., on September 28th, the Colonel will arrive In -Atlanta that evening and speak in the audi torium. He will leave" Atlanta on the afternoon of Sunday the 29 th for Chattanooga where he will talk on September 30th. He will arrive at Knoxvllle, Tenn., on Monday at 2:30 p. m., and speak at a meeting there that night. DIXON ALLEGES ESPIONAGE. Charges WickershanVs Agents Also Watch Medill McCormick. Chicago, 111., Sept. 21. Senator Joseph Dixon, Progressive campaign manager, declares that he and Me dill McCormick are being shadowed by two men connected with a spe cial secret service attached to Attorney-General Wickersham's depart ment. "These fellows are . dodging us," said the Senator, "and I think they are under orders to watch Progres siYe headquarters and report what they find out. We cannot walk around the block without having their com pany at a little distance.' Senator Dixon charges the detec tives with having stolen the contents of a suit-case "belonging to his sten ographer. A Georgia Posamaster Beady to Give Up His Office to Support T. R. . Harry Stilwell Edwards, the Geor glal novelist, postmaster at Macon, declares for Roosevelt and the Bull Moose. He has not taken and will not take an active personal part in politics, but he wants the world to know where his heart lies. "My hat is in the ring with Roosevelt's and my head, too, if need be' he says. rephes to mm Gol. Roosevelt Gives the Pro fessor Some Food for Thought WILSON MISSTATED FACTS Wilson Was the Standing Candidate of Wall Street While Colonel Waa Prosecuting the Trust and Appeal ing to Congress to Strengthen the Law Mr. Roosevelt Says Mr. Wil son Should Read the Progressive Platform Before He Attu.ks It Senator Barton Whom Roosevelt Sent to Jail is Now Supporting Wil son. We clip the following from the Associated Press report of Colonel Roosevelt's speech at Lincoln, Neb., on last Saturday: First to Attack Trusts. "He states that the trust grew fas ter during my administration than previously. Let him be frank enough and manly enough to admit, what he cannot deny, that my administration was the first administration that ever undertook to endorse the law against the trusts. It is not in accordance with the facts to say that they grew faster during my administration than during any other, if by growth is meant a growth in illegal trusts, for most of the growth referred to was merely a growth In corporations due to the general prosperity. "But the reason why there was any growth in illegal trusts at all, as I repeatedly pointed out in messages while was President, was that we were not given the proper law for dealing with them. Mr. Wilson is now doing his best to prevent such a law being given. The failure of this Government efficiently to grapple with the trusts is due almost exclu sively to the attitude of men like Mr. Wilson. Charges Reversal of Truth. "Mr. Wilson states, in rather, dis engenuous form, that I had said that .it was not possible to 'check' the su premacy of the trusts. Now, if Mr. Wilson does not know that this is an absolute mis-statement it is due to his deliberate refusal to read what I have said and what the platform said. My statement is the direct re verse of that which Mr. Wilson al leges. "Mr. Wilson says that our pro posed commission 'would not tell how other men should be admitted into the field of competition with the trusts.' This is an absolute mis statement., Mr. Wilson would do well hereafter not to attempt, to state our position without taking the trouble to find out what it is. Our platform says explicitly that our commission must attack unfair competition, false .capitalization and political privilege and by continued trained watchful ness guard and keep open, equally to all, the highways of American com merce. A "Preposterous Mis-statement." "This is the language of the plat form. If Mr. Wilson had taken the trouble to read it before attacking it, he would have saved me the necessity of showing that he has directly in verted the truth about it. If he did not know of it, then he had no busi ness to speak on the subject at all. He continues by saying that our pro posal is to say to the trusts that they are 'beneficent' and 'big, but not cruel.' This Is such a preposterous mis-statement, that I suppose Mr. Wilson must have had a theory that he was being funny when he made it. "If Mr. Wilson wishes to be fun ny, I cordially advise him to let his; humor find some other outlet than that of deliberate misrepresentation. "Mr. Wilson's knowledge of what I did as President was gained from the seclusion of the class-room at a time when he was still taking the po sition of .an- ultra-conservative, and was being carefully groomed for the Presidency by George B. Harvey andj other representatives of the Wall Street Interests." He Sent Senator Burton to Prison. J. R. Burton, formerly a Republi can United States Senator, Colonel Roosevelt said he had been informed,' was a candidate for State Senator on the Democratic State tickfet. He said that under his directionjthe Depart ment of Justice h"T-4cuted Mr. Burton "in connection, I think, with a get-rlch-quick scheme," and that he had been sent to prison. Mr. Burton is now running on the Democratic ticket for reform," he added, "in support of Mr. Wilson. I like to see the company they gather togeher. .... q navO mown vemuGraw uut only to "vote with" but Tote for Re publicans and Populists. Wilming ton Star. ' SEN-1 THIRTY TEAK TKXCE. Unexpected radio of the trial of Milton Hobgood. at Oxford, for Ue Murder of OomxnWoaer Wilkin foa f Oxford Sept. 23. Prepared for on of the greatest criminal prosecu tions of Granville 's life as a county, the defense for Milton Hobgood. layer of County Commissioner Propus Wilkinson, .hi brother-lrilaw three weeks ago to-day, this after noon tendered a plea of guilty to se cond degree murder, and Judge II. W. Wbedbee sentenced Hobgood to thirty years in the penitentiary. The homicide alone exceeded In sensation the turn of. things today. Each side with half a doien of the best attorneys in the State came with experts on insanity, numberless wit nesses a to threats and pre-existing feeling, and Governor Kitchen had ordered special term of court. Though there was no military guard as there Was In January of last year when Nathan Montague, the slayer of the Sanders family, was tried, the crowd was greater and the Interest infinltelyllarger. MiltonfHobgood. brother of Incom ing Sheriff Hobgood, a white man of prominent connections was the pris oner on trial. He is 52 years of age. He stood indicted for the premedi tated and deliberate murder of W. P. Wilkinson, county commissioner, a brother-in-law of the defendant. The charge was that on September 2, Hobgood shot down Wilkinson, who had been sheltering Mrs. Hobgood from the assaults and maltreatment generally of Hobgood, and thatxhere was no element of justification. On the same morning that he killed Mr. Wilkinson, he badly wounded his daughter, Miss Minnie Hobgood, who is now in a Richmond hospital. The infuriated man after shooting his brother-in-law, continued his wild demonstration and fired no less than thirty shots in the road while driving back and? forth, before and behind his two victims. When he was ar rested, a small arsenal was found on his premises. He had long been on a debauch. REPUDIATES TAMMANY AND WIL SON TO BECOME A BULL MOOSE. Judge Sanders Comes Out for Roose- velt and Says That Profrressive Ticket Will Sweep East Side of New York City. New York, Sept. 18. Justice Leon Sanders, of the Municipal Court, long prominent in Democratic politics on the East Side, has left his party to become a Progressive. In making this announcement yesterday he pre dicted that Roosevelt and Straus would carry the East Side at the coming election and said that thou sands of his people who had previ ously lost interest in politics would come out this year and vote the Pro gressive ticket. "Roosevelt's personality, Mr.i Straus' popularity and the magnifi cent platform upon which they stand will sweep the East Side," said the judge. "There are thousands on the East Side who have not voted for years because of their disgust with machine politics. Some of them have gone over to the Socialists, but this fall they will vote the Progres sive ticket, realizing that the princi ples of the Progressive party are op posed to the political boss. Most especially is there enthusiasm for the new party and the new ldeas( among the young men of the East Side, and It Is to them and their, votes that we are looking for a vic tory in the fall. "I believe," he continued, "that Mr. Straus is an ideal candidate and that his nomination establishes a standard for executives that has nev er before been attained, and that if he is elected he will give us the cleanest administration that this State has ever had. He is a states man, diplomat and public-spirited cit izen and I have no doubt of his elec tion." A Town That Pays Dividends to Its Citizens. Fargo, N. D., Sept. 12 The city of Fargo has declared a dividend of 6 1-2 per cent, which will be paid in cash on March 1, 1913. Mayor Sweet, in annnouncing the dividend, said: "Ten thousand dollars has been saved the city during the past year and we have decided' to refund this surplus to tax-payers in proportions to the last assessment." This Is something "new under the sun." A majority of towns and cities down this way are loaded with bonds. debt and interest payments. The Idea of making the income meet ex- pensfes, let alone having a balance, is something never dreamed of. Yet eooner or later it will be a matter of necessity, for there is a limit to ever increasing indebtedness. "The worm win turn." Union Republican. RECEIVES ftOATiS ABEICIMT?! Ruling of Democratic State Committee Not Satisfactory to Rank and File mas m session ram zk.il The Committee Kay If They Scratch the Ticket They Can t Vote la Sen- j atorlal Primary Many-Are Deter ; mined to Have the Privilege of j Scratch! Some or Will Kick Oat i of the Trace It U Probable the! - I Committer Will Have to Meet j Again and Let Down the liars. The Democratic State Executive i tn last, bat of this number, John J. Committee met in Raleigh oa last and James 11. McNsntr are ta Saa Thursday night to decide what Is ajQueatia prison. California. Democrat. Many resolutions were! offered to the meeting h aiuivffi v e j ery member had different Ideas as to Just how much of the ticket a Dem-; ocrat must vote In order to really be j a Democrat. All of them realized they were fooling with a many-edged j sword, and all were sorry they had picked the thing up to examine It. but they didn't know how to lay It down. i Even the supporters of the samel natorial candidal could not rrm Senatorial candidate could not agree on any one resolution. The cross fire between the committee kept up until 3 o'clock Friday morning, when the following resolution Introduced by R. N. Hackett. of Wilkes, was adopted: Must Swallow Whole Ticket. "Resolved, That the words 'the Democratic ticket,' as used by the State Democratic Convention, with? reference to the qualification of elec tors who shall have a right to vote In the Senatorial primary, be con strued to mean all nominees of the Democratic party for office." The committee unanimously de- cunea to autnonze a joint canvass between Hon. Locke Craig and Hon. Thomas Settle, candidates for Gover nor, -and, by - a iarga-TOte . declined to pass a resolution offered by Mr. Wal ter Clark, Jr., to have the names of the three candidates for Senator placed on the same ballot. T-Tvati nftr tho rosnliiflnn vat adopted many hoped it would be re-! vised and made more elastic so a vot-j er could scratch a township consta-j ble or a county officer. The News and Observer on Saturday said a voter would be allowed to scratch a town-: ship constable but that Is not what! the resolution says. Some wanted the test to be the electoral and legislative ticket, but It is rumored that the Simmons men were afraid of that proposition as they charge that many of the Kitch- in men are whiskey men and might vote for Tom Settle Instead of Locke' Craig, if the bars were let down; on1 the other hand, the Kltchin and Clark men were affrald the "Duncan Re publicans" would vote for Simmons if the bars were not fastened up in that particular place. Finally, the Simmons supporters or the commit tee with great gusto decided they would support the Hackett amend ment. Mr. Cameron Morrison, of Charlotte, advocated the stringent resolution and made an Impassioned appeal for its adoption. But since the committee adjourned It seems that Mr. Morrison had experienced a change of mind, and Sunday's Char lotte Observer quotes Mr. Morrison as saying he hopes the resolution may, be revised and made more lax. It Is understood that Chairman Webb has said since the meeting that the reso lution is too stringent, and, in fact. Democrats all over the State are pro testing against the definition of a Democrat as construed by the com mittee, and some of them are going to scratch or come out of the harness. It is surprising " to see Democrats showing some independence. It used to be that when Boss Simmons crack ed his whip all the little ones danced to the music. But some of them are now kicking like Texas steers. The committee may have to meet again. Confederate Veterans Strong for Roosevelt. Ada, Okla., Sept. 20. There Is considerable uneasiness among Dem ocratic politicians here over the dis co very that an overwhelming major ity of the United Confederate Vet erans, who attended the State Re union here recently, are for Roose velt. The matter was kept quiet at the time, but the news of how the wearers of the gray stood has finally leaked out. A polj was taken at the big dinner. at which all. were Confederate vet erans, except members of the visiting drum corps, who were Union sol diers. Two hundred and eighty eight men expressed their prefer ence. One was for Taft, one, for Debs, six for Wilson and 280 for Roo sevelt. X TACK, TtUAU jx "ItySMJdflaj CVsiv to fee Afraig4 OrtoJ&rr iN j I&4ia&f022t l&C X Charged !ls co:;lUUy la tit to talled "dyaasltiag eeatiracy. fifty oae cura. irat or forts? oSklaU of labor ufiio&a, are to appear for trial before Jade Albert tL Aa4tf on and a Jury la the Federal Court of this district a October l. Indicted eader a Federal statute 0'M4dlf the traUortailoa of . otivet oa racr trains, the de- fradaats are aUcd to have beea eoacerned ta a aalloa-wUe plot to destroy the property of contractors rtaploT,ng cm.Ualoa tfwa 0rfcra. culminating ta the esplotloa la the Los Aagele Tide baUdUf. vaka cost tveaty-oae live. Fifty-four ere indicted by the grand Jury la Its report of February SPKAK HKlti: AT MCillT. Colonel lUMMeicit Will fl&trr the State Next Teday He Will Hpeak la lUlHgh at .Night. Col. Theodore Roosevelt will arrive in North Carolina next Tuesday morning. His first stop will be at Asheville and last Stop stop 4 ' at Raleigh Tuesday nlcht, where ' ' he will speak to the Urge audi- ' ' torlum. beitiunlrgc at about ' o'clock. It Is understood that a ' special train will run from Wash 1 Ington. N. C, over the Norfolk 1 and Southern, and there will 1 ' possibly be special rates on otn- er roads. The Caucasian office has received a number of In- qulries from parties over the State In regard to speaking here and an enormous crowd Is ex- peeled. The Yarborough House has offered Colonel Roosevelt an elegant suite of roms at his dts- posal while in the city. Mr. Roosevelt will travel oa a special train and the following Is his program through the .State:. .... , . Ar. Asheville C:0a.m. Lv. Asheville 7:10 a.m. Ar. Salisbury 1 !:&&. ra. ! i i Ar. Greensboro .... 1:40p.m. Lv. Greensboro .... 2:00 p. m. Ar. Burlington .... 2:40p.m. Lv. Hurlington 2:50 p.m. Ar. Durham 3:50 p.m. Lv. Durham 4:00 p.m. Ar. Raleigh 5:30 p. m. Mr. Roosevelt will make a palt form speech at each point his train stops until he reaches Ra leigh. His speech here will be the principal one in the State. j OUTLAWS WILL BE TRIED OCTO- HER 28. Sidna Allen and We!ey Edwards Will lie Tried at Wythevllle The Prisoners Returned to Roanoke Jail. Hlllsvllle. Va.. Sept. 23. Sldaa Allen and Wesley Edwards, the mountain gunmen, were arraigned here to-day In the sam ecourt-room where on March 14th five lives were Fnuffed out In a shooting affray of which they are alleged to have been the ring leaders. By consent of lawyers oa both sides their trials were transferred to Wythevllle, where two of their clan were sentenced to die and others got long term sentences. Edwards will be tried first, beginning October 28, for the murder of Commonwealth's Attorney Foster. Allen will be tried for the murder of Judge Massle, when Edwards trial is over. The prisoners were returned to the Roan oke jail. ' Wilson Had to Get Off His Perch and Eater the Campaign. The Lincoln Times. At the beginning of the campaign It was announced that Governor WU sen would xnaxe no campaign tour. They said It would be undignified. They thought Wilson was going to have a walk-over anyhow. Bat tfley have realized that the Roosevelt wave Is gathering force as the days go try They are scared. Yet they cannot afford to retract their announced pro gram. So Wilson has jurt publish ed a belabored distinction between. the , words -tour" and "trip," and says he may, he will, make several campaign "trips" over the country. In fact, he has made thirteen speech es in thirteen days on one of these "trips." Why not Just come out and admit that the battle is a fiercer one than was at first believed to be and that he has Just got to Eght every inch o fthe ground with our Teddy? One hundred and twenty vessels of the American navy will gather in New York harbor October IS and will bo reviewed by Prcrliczt TafL X. V J r -if