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TO FREE GERMANY
Popular Government Provided by
PEOPLE NAME PRESIDENT
Long List of "Rights" Announced in
Story From Berlin
Berlin, Friday, Aug. 15.-(By the
Associated Press).-Under the new
German Constitution, which was pass
ed by the National Assembly after
months of debate, and which became
effective this week, the Empire will
have exclusive legislative rights gov
erning foreign affairs, colonies, citi
zenship, immigration, defense customs
posts, telegraphs and long distance
telephones, repopulation, motherhood,
labor, insurance, protection to labor
ers and employes, confiscation, care of
wounded soldiers and their relatives,
socialization of national resources,
economic undertakings, manufacture,
distribution, price fixing, economic
production, trade weights and meas
ures, the issuance of paper money,
food, luxury, articles - of industry,
mines, insurance, the mercantile ma
rine, control of lake and coast fish
eries, railroad, automobiles traffic,
transportation by land, water and air,
road construction and theaters.
Individual States 'will have legis
lative rights, but the imperial law will
supersede those of individual States.
Rules for Altering Empire.
The Constitution lays down rules
for altering the Empire territorially,
providing that plebiscite shall be heldl
in districts affected.
The Reichstag supersedes the tem
porary National Assembly. It will be
elected for a term of four years. The
president shall be chosen by the entird
German people instead of by the as
sembly and will hold office for a term
of seven years. He will represent the
Empire under international law, will
make treaties and accredit diplomats.
Declarations of war or peace must be
proclaimed by the imperial Reichs
tag and treaties with foreign States
must be accepted by the Reichstag,
The president, as commander of the
forces of the Empire, can employ
armed force3 for quelling disturbances
or may send them against States
which do not fulfill their duties, but in
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WNEN YOUi THINK OP/J
don*ofut oi' h .o Reetog,
which is given the power of ,eto. The
president's order must be countersign
ed by a chancellor or the imperial
minister whose department is affect
Chancellor is Vice President.
The chancellor will occupy a posi
tion analogous to that of vice presi
dent. He and the rest of the ministry
will be appointed by the president.
The presideht will determine the Em
pire's foreign policy, bear responsibil
ity fo rthe Cabinet and in case of a
tie vote in the ministry will have the
The Reichstag is given the right to
impeach the president chancellor anpd
ministers. Charges upon which im
peachment proceedings are based must
bear the names of 100 members of
the Reichstag before the case can be
brought before the court.
The imperial council will be com
posed of representatives of individ
ual States, which will have at least
one vote apiece. The votes of the
larger States will be based on popula
tion, being.fixed on the number of mil
lions of inhabitants within their bor-.
ders. No Stata can have more than
two-fifths of the total number of votes
in the council. Half of Prussia's votes
must come from provincial administra f
tions. Imperial legislation cannot be
introduced in the Reichstag without
the consent of the cc eil, unless the
goverr.ment venture , introduce bills.
which the Reichstag knows to be dis
approved by the council.
Budget System. Provided.
Provision is made for a budget sys
tem and the reichstage cannot raise
the amount of the budget without
reaching an agreement with the
Military courts are abolished save
in war-time and on board warships.
All Germans shall be equal before the i
law and men and women shall have F
basically the same rights and duties. 1
No more titles will be conferred and,
wvill be given only when they describe t
Every German will have equal c
Sights anywhere within the empire s
,ad may live where he pleases. He I
vill have the right to own real estate t
1'id purchase food in any Sate. Ev- a
'ry German permitted to e.nigrat3 y
v11 have the privilege of being pro-'a
ected in foreign countries and r:o.
Terman may be delivered up to a for- t
ign coutnry for prosecution and pnn- n
Foreign speaking German smay not v
>e prevented from developing the free '
ise of their mother tongue. 1 e
Every German has the right to ex-.
)ress his opinions by written or, t
poken words, print or picture. There I
vill be no censorship save for mov- C
ng pictures. 1
Under the heading "community of
ife" the the constitution declares that r
narriage constitutes the basis of a
amily life and the salvation of the i
mation and it is therefore, under the s
pecial protection of the constitu- d
ion on the basis of 6quality of the a
exes. Motherhood, it is declared, has t
prior claim to the protection of the
state. Illegitimate children shall be
>laced under the same bodily spiritual
ndl social conditions as legitimate
No Wormss In a Healthy Child]
All chiildren troubled with worms have an un-<
enithy color, which indIcates poor blood, and as a]
ule, thecre Is more or less stomach disturbance.
RiOVE'S TASTELESS chill TONIC given regularly
3r two or three weeks will enrich the blood, Im
rove the dIgestion, and act as a Gencral Strength
ning Tonic to the whole system. Nature wIll thee
btrow off or dIspel the worms. and the ChIld will Ix ]
1perfec' '-elt. Ple,,..e' to take. 60c per bottle
ere never more reas
the prices of other
ng the qualities we
s are moderate indced
n' high-grade, artistic
new designs, our as
EWSLRV -- TNNK or
Miss Kelly Tells How Lydia
E. Pinkham's Vegetable
Newark, N. J.-"For' about three
years I suffered from nervous break
down and got so
weak I could hardl
stand, and hadhead
, aches everyday. I
tried everything I
could think of and
- was under a phy
sician's care for two
years. A girl friend
had used Lydia E.
-, Pinkham's Vege
table Compound and
she told me about
it. From the first'
p day I took itI began
' to feel better and
1 , now I am well and
r able to do most any
kind of work. I
have been recom
mending the Com
pound ever since and give you my per
mission to publish this letter."-Miss
FLo KELLY 476 So. 14th St., Newark,
The reason this famous root and herb
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Compound, was so successful in Miss
Kelly's case was because it went to the
root of her trouble, restored her to a
normal healthy condition and as arresult
her ner ""--. q r',sappeared.
)mes and youth must be protected
From moral, spiritual or physical neg
A long list of the rights of Ger
nan citizens, which seem obvious out
side Germany, come next. The list
ncludes the right to hold gatherings,
o belong to societies and organiza
ions or social, political and religious
roups. It is declared that petty of
icials appointed for life may not be
Iischarged unless complaints against
hem are first submitted to them.
Under religion, the constitution do
lares that all citizens of Germany [
hall enjoy complete freedom of be
ief and conscience. It is provided
hat there must be universal attend
nce at school for a -period of eight
ears and that pupils must attend
dvanced schools until eighteen years
Id. It will not be necessary to pay
uition and State aid will be given
eedy pupils and their families.
Private schools can be run only
'ith government permission. All
chools, it is provided must make an
ffort to educate their students in the G
pirit of the German people and in
he spirit of reconciliation with the
copies of the world. Instruction in
onstitutional government and man-.
al labor is obligatory in all schools.
The constitution lays down basis
ulos for the economic future, guar
nteeing the rights of spiritual work
rid invention and protects art. A
ystem of councils is created for in
ustries by which employees will have
voice in the decisions reached by
A meeting of Stocxholders of the
orporation DuRant, Horton & Floyd,
nc., will be held at the office of Du
tant & Ellerbee, Attorneys, at 12
'clock on the 30th day of August,
919, for the purpose of adopting a
'esolution that the said corporation
o into liquidation and wind up its
ifairs as p)rovided in sections 2812
*nd 2813 of Volume 1 of the Code of
2awvs of 1912.
E. C. Horton,
5-c-- Board of Directors.
lanning People Will Find Encourage
ment in the Statement of a
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Nervousness often hints at kidneyH
Kidneys that fail to filter the. blood.
Poisons gather and harm the nerves.
Kidney weakness causes many ills
Backache, dlizziness, headaches, lackI
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F"ollow the examle of this Manning
esideOn t. I
Mrs. C. M. Taylor, S. Boundry St.,
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F felt tiedl and languid and I suftured
pith (tizzy spells. Finally, I heard
ibout Doan's Kidney Pills and bought
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'ult lot of good andl quickly relieved
Price 60c, at all dtealers. Don't
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That is the habitual sob of the
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.His benefactor has a bank
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9 to him.