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Vol. VI No. 37. Salisbury N. O., Wednesday, August 31st, 1910. Wm.H. Stewart Editor
____—-—____HL____ more revisit promised. Shall We Listen to New Promises While Old Ones Have Not Been Filled? By Clyde H. Travenner, special cor respondent of this paper. Washington, Aug. 29.—Presi dent Taft is advising Republican candidates for Congress to prom ise the people further tariff re vision, schedule by schedule, the basis of the revision to be equali zation cf the labor cost of pro duction at home and abroad plus a reasonable profit for American manufacturers. The platform on which Mr. Taft was elected, it is recalled, also promised to equalize “tlie difference in the cost of produc tion at home and abroad, plus the reasonable profit. Before considering new prom ises, many voters will ask: “V\ as the first promise kept?” Lot us see: Taking woolens, to begin with, President Taft himself admits failure. What about cottons: *vas lae cottou schedule revised ■ n the basis of equalization of “the dif ference in the cost of production at home and abroad?” PLATFORM PR'.MHE IGNORED. The labor cost in the produc tion of cotton manufactures in the United States is 2d per cent. (From report of Carroll D. Wright, U. S. Commissioner of Labor, Vol, 10.) Granting that foreign goods have no labor cost whatever, 20 per cent would, therefore, have been the maximum average rate of tariff required to equalize the labor cost of production at home and abroad. If the labor cost abroad is onerhaif the labor cost at home, the rate of tariff re quired to prevent the foreign manufacturer from having the advantage of oheapnr labor would be 26 per cent, the American cost, less 18 per cent, the Euro pean cost, or 18 per cent. Instead of an equalizing duty of any SGrt, the Aldrich crowd protected cot ton manufactures with a duty of from 35 per cent on handkerchiefs to 74 per cent on cotton cloths. The following table, compiled for the writer by Prof. Josiah H. Shinn from the Special Census Reports for Manufactures, 1907, shows in a striking manner the i’ • i _ / i.u. r>_li: i. mil Ulu Ul UUO IITOJ/UUJIOWIID VW vise the tariff on the basis of equalization at home and abroad: Article Labor cost Tariff rate Per cent. Per cent. Ammunition 20 57 Automobiles 23 45 Rubber boots 12 30 Carpets 22 60 to 75 Men’s clothing 16 37 to 134 Women’s “ 26 35 to 155 Coffins 20 85 to 60 Gloves 21 57 Wool hats 25 25 to 86 StoekingB 23 86 to 76 Paints 7.3 25 to 88 Salt, bulk 21 90 Soaps & candles 7 18 to 84 Stationery 16 25 to 188 Structural iron 21 86 Worn, dress g’d’s 14 70 to 155 Blankets 14 71 to 165 DOWNWARD REVISON PROMISED. Promise ol tariff revision on the basis of equalization of cost of production at home and abroad plus a reasonable profit was equal to a promise of a big revision downward. Mr. Taft, however, affixed his signature to a bill which revised the existing tariff upward on an average of approximately 1 71 par cent. Because of the failure of the President to make his promise good, 90,000,000 people are forced to stand an increase in the cost of living. DIVERTING ATTENTION. •> rllhe,Taft-Roo8evelt-S h e r m a n side show in New York has taken on a resembTance to a three shell game. Just at the moment the public think* it understands the situation, and begins to feel that Roosevelt will endorse Taft, or that he will refuse to endorse him, the men managing the show bring forth a new interview which as ‘nfcoh as sa>s to the public: “You see you were wrong again, the plea wasn’t under that shell at all—guess again.” The question has been raised in some quarters as to whether the the Republican campaign manag ers are not endeavoring to divert attention from the more import ant issues of the campaign. The real issue, it is being point ed out, is not whether Roosevelt is or is not with Taft. Far more important are the answers to the following: 1. Why did President Taft co operate with Aldrich, f3moot, Lodge, Guggebeim and other sen ators representing the special in terests, and refuse the counsel of such men like LaFolette and Clapp?. 2. Why did Mr. Taft oontinue to eulogize Balliuger after he had been exposed and discredit the tes timony taken by a committee of the senate? 8. Why did Mr. Taft enterfere to prevent speaker Cannon from being dethroned? 4. Why did Mr. Taft as candi date promise tariff revision down ward, and as President sign a bill revising the tariff upward? 5. Why is the President seek ing so industriously to bring *. U ~ J „ r.. .. J. _ C T - 171 _ 1 _ j A . O Y _ ** VKVJLV-ctiU L JUBA-CMOIVOI -X O it because LaFollette sought to regulate the railroads or because he favored downward revision? QUERIES FOR PROTECTION. Iu 1900 tlie American consumer of sugar paid more than two cents a pound in excess of the price paid by the London consumer. If t.he tariff was i ot to blame for the difference in price, will some Re publican speaker or newspaper explain what was the cause? Query No. 2: If the American consumer does not pay the tariff on sugar when he buys it at the grocery, who does pay it and where is it paid? Query No. 8: If the tariff on sugar is paid by tho_ con sumer, is it not reasonable to pre sume that the amount of the tar iff on blankets, woolen, hardware, farm machinery and other pro tected articles, is also paid by the consumer? INSUFFICIENT REVENUE. The Payne-Aldrich law is fail ing to produce sufficient revenue to meet the expenses of the gov ernment. During the first twenty throe days of August the expendi tures exceeded the reoeipts by $5, 277,170.08, This is according to the statement issued by the Unit ed States treasurer at the close of business on the evening of August 23. In other words, tlie declara tion of the Republican leaders that the new tariff law is produc ing sufficient revenue to run the government is entirely unfound ed. The Ohio Valley Exposition Opened Monday There will be held in Cincinna ti, from August 29 to September 24, an industrial exposition, de signed to exploit the industries, products snd resources of the Ohio Valley and the South, and also to celebrate the completion of the Fornbatik dam, the adop tion by Congress of a permanent river improvement policy and commemorating the centenary of the inauguiation of steam navi gation west of the Alleghany mountains. Deafness Canno be Cured by local applications, as they can not roach the diseased portion of the ear. There is only one way to cure deafness, and that is by constitutional remedies. Deafness is caused by an inflamed condi tion of mucous lining of the Eus tachian Tube. When this tube is inflamed you have a rumbling sound or imperfect hearing, and when it is entirely closed, deafness 13 the result, and unless the lu llamatiou can be taken out and this tube restored to its normal oondition, hearing will be destroy ed forever; nine cases out of ton are caused by Catarrh, which is nothing but an inflamed condition of the mucous surfaces. We will give One Hundred Dol ; lars fur any case of Deafness (caused by catarrh) that cannot be cured by Hall’s Catarrh Cure Send for circulars, free. F. J. Cheney & Co., Toledo, O. Sold by Druggists, 7bc. Take Hall’s Family Pills for constion. j HULES BY THE GRACE OF GOB. j Address Before Provincial Banquet Abuses | nail Germany and Much Comment. Berlin. Aug. 26.—The speech delivered last night by Emperor William of Germany before the Provincial banquet at Koenigs burg, iu which he reiterated and emphasized his belief in the Di vine maudate by which he rules, referred to the Prussian Crown as bestowed by God’a grace and not by parliaments, or peoples assem blies, and laid an lanoe against the present movement for womans suffrage, is the political sensation of the hour. The leading organs of the Ger man press devote extended com ment to it, generally criticising the Emporer’s utterances, and there are indications that the dis course will have a deep political effect upon the oountry, nearly all the Berlin papers discussing the subject iu connection with the political crisis of November, 1908, when the publication by the Lou don Daily Telegraph of an inter view with the Emperor, aroused a storm against the uncontrolled public speaking of the Emperor. Tho serious Vossichezeiung, uib i i uu auuudii* er papers, point oot the constitu tional character of the kingdom of Prussia in the empire and inquire whether the chancellor, Dr. Von Beth man flollweg, was private to the Emperoi’spurpose of deliver ing such a speech. They predict that it will lead to the renewed discussion of the Emperor’s con stitutional position when the Reichstag reassembles in Novem ber. The strongly monarchist Tage liche Rundschau, the favorite journal of army officers says: “This spooch means a storm. Never before has emperor William set into relief his romantic, me dieval idea of his non responsibil ity to man’s judgment, of his uot being bound to the constitutional co-cporation of the people and of ruliDg by God’s grace, against all those convictions and feeling which today determine cur exist ence as a state ” “Why,” asks the Tageiiche Rundschau, “should the emperor use this moment to emphasize his ruling by God’s grace and his own right when it will nourish an anti-monarchal agitations and good monarchists be thrown into condition of tragic disruption?” The organ of the landed nobility, The Deutsche Tages Zeitung, thor oughly approves of the declara tions of the Emperor. The local Anzeiger lays stress -~ u,1 ^e _ that the people co-operate with him and points out that the Em peror delivered the speech in the castle where the Prussian speak ings were formerly crowned. He said in the same hall in May. “We Hohenzollerns take our crown from heaven alone,” and in the same place on September 6, e894, he quoted the words of his grandfather, William I, about ruling by divine right and added: “So too do I take my kingdom by Godk’s grace. Tho Tageblatt. affirms that al though prices did not fall on the exchangp, trading Blackened and brokers apprehended an unfavor able influence of the speech upon the market at home and abroad. The remarks of the Emperor to day, which stirred which stirred the comments, were made in allu sion to Emperor William I, of Germany, in terms indicating the Identy of his convictions with those of hi grandfather. “My grandfather,” he said, “again by his own right, placed the Prussian crown upon his head and again proclaimed it to be be Btowed upon him by God’s grace alone and not by parliaments, as semblages of the people or resolu tions of the people, and that he saw within himself the chosen in strument of heaven, and as tuch he regarded his duty as regent and ruler.” Dr. Bell’s Pins-Tar-Honey is the bust, f> r coughs, colds, croup, grip, whooping cough, bronchitis, asthma and all throat and bronchial troubles. Sold every where. Look for the bell on the bottle. TO BE SETTLED BY NEW PRIMARY. Neither Godwin nor Clark are Legally Nom inated, Declares State Committee. Raleigh, |Aug. 24.—The State Democratic executive committee tonight adopted a report of the special investigating committee, headed by ex-Governors Jarvis and Aycook, to the effect that in the sixth congressional district neith er 0. L. Clark of Bladen nor H. L. Godwin of Harnett county was duly nominated in the recent sen sational oonvention at Wrights ville Beach, and that there be general voting primaries through out the distriot not later than September 15 tor naming delegates to a district convention that shall declare who the Democratic can didate for Congress in the district shall be, Furthermore, that the chairman of the State Democratic executive oommitteo shall name a committee necessary to carry out the recommendations in the report. This latter featurs means that the district executive committee that had such serious clashes at the time of the former conven tion, will be expected to Btand aside and have the machinery for the primaries and the convention set in motion by a non-partisan committee. It is understood that candidates generally for the nom ination for C ingress can enter this new primary, which it is stip ulated must bo held in each coun ty separate and apart and at a different time from any primary or convention for any other pur pose. The meeting of the committee tonight consisted of twenty-four present in person and ten by proxy. Ex-Governor Ayoook read the report of the investigating committee, which consisted of six typewritten pages, and reviewed at considerable length tne stirring feature of the former district con vention as showing that there had been irregularities that disquali fied both conventions for making a legal nomination There was a minority report from Hon. Theo. F. Klufcts, of Salisbury, insisting that O. L. Clark was the real nominee of the Democrats of the distriot, but de claring that iu the event the State committee sided with the majori ty report i f this committee that there sad been no nomination, then he concurred iu the recom mendation that there be a gener al voting primary under the su pervision of the State committee. —Charlotto Observer. Internally Dr. Boll’s Anti-Pain cures colic, flux, diarrhoea, cramps and all bowel complaints. Externally :-Curessore breasts, corns, bunions, toothache, neu ralgia, and all pains. Sold every where. Is is antiseptic. Gov- Patterson of Tenn. Still in the Race. Nashville, Tenn., Aug. 25— Gov. Malcolm R. Patterson is still in the race for the governor ship of Tennessee. In this respect the Chief Executive made his in tention known in an emphatic statement given cut here today in which he says there is not “a particle of truth iu the rumor that I will withdraw from the contest.” He adds he will “go to victory or defeat,” His sign ed statement was addressed to “the Democracy of Tennessee.” The Best Hour of Life Is when you do some great deed or discover some wonderful fact. This hour came to J. R. Pitt, of Rocky Mt., N. C., when he was suffering intensely, as he says, “from the worst cold I ever had, I then proved to my great satis faction, what a wonderfol cold and cough cure Dr. King’s New Discovery is. For, after taking one bottle, I was entirely cured. Yon can’t say anything too good of a medicine like that.” Its the surest and best remedy for dis eased lungs, hemorrhages, la grippe, asthma, hay fever, any t hroat or lung trouble. 50c, $1.00. Trial bottle free. Guaranteed by all druggists. 1 KOREANS WILL FIGHT. Are Prepared fat an Organized Struggle Against Absorption by Japan. New York, Aug. 20—More than 20,000 Japauese soldiers have been killed by the Koreans in the lat ter’s war to throw off the tighten ing joke of N ppon, and the Na tionalists of the dying Hermit Kingdom are prepared for an or ganized struggle, according to statements made today by 3. H. Kimrn. Mr. Kimm, formerly an attache of the Korean legation at Washington is now president of the Korean patriotic association of New York. “Korea will do everything pos sible to keep Japan from breaking her word,” he said at, the Hotel Hastings, Brooklyn. “Tokio defi nitely guaranteed our indepen dence by the treaty of February 28, 1W04. and tbe agreement by which Korea is about to be ab sorbed hat been brought about by the idiot emperor, whom Japan set on tho throne for her own pur poses, and the influential Korean traitors, headed by the premier, Yi Wan Yom. He and his aideg have been bought by promises of high honors, titles of nobility in Japan and wealth. ‘•The brutality of the Japanese in their war against the National ise has aroused the entire uation. Five hundred thousand Koreans have been driven out, but they are prepared to march hack now and set their strength against that of the Japanese army of occupa tion, numbering from 50,000 to 100,000. * 1 he true state Qt artairs nas never been told, because of the Japanese censorship. We can get our facts only by runners, who passed the word orally in relays to our watchers on the borders. “The ruthlessneBB of the Japan ese in devastating iargo areas, burning villages and murdering women and ohildren has been ap palling. It must be avenged. For 4,248 years we have been in dependent; we will not loose that right because of a broken prom ise without a struggle that will arouse the world. “Thera are now in the field 20, 000 armed Koreans, well armed. “We are badly in need of arms and money but we will not give up our independence until the last man has perished.” Struck a Rich Mine S. W. Bends, of Coal City, Ala , says he struck a perfect mine of health in Dr. King’s New Life pills for they cured him of liver and kidney trouble after 12 years of suffering. They are the best pills on earth for constipation, mala ria, headache, dyspepsia, debility, 25c at all druggists. One Rev. W. S. Brittain, said to be a Baptist preacher, of High High point, was arrested Thurs day eveneng, by sheriff McKenzie and deputy BrandoD, on charge of abandonment. He was lodged in jail to await instructions from High Point. Thursday night the chief of police of High Point came over and took charge of the gentle man and carried him back, where he will be tried for his offmse. A Gold Is not necessarily serious, provid ed it is taken care of. It is fre quently the starting point of many dangerous diseases. When it comes use Dr. Bell’s Pine-Tar HoDey. Look for the bell on the bottle. -• »*» -- Smith’s Popular Majority 4,478, Atlanta, Ga., Aug. 26 —The Journal says that with only I’att nal county to be heard from offi cial return* from Tuesday’s pri mary give Hoke Smith a popular majority of 4,478 over Governor Joseph M. Brown. The total vote was Smith 95,878; Brown 91,395. If taken just when you feel as though you were going to be sick you will never know what serious illness is. Purifies the blood, drives out disease before it gets a foothold; such is Hollister’s Rocky Mountain Tea. None other so effective and sure. 85 cents, Tea or Tablets. Cornelisou & Cook. * “i WILL DIE AT HOME.” Says Murderer Allison as He Plunges Knife Into His Throat. Asheville, Aug. 25 —Desperate ly determined not to be the first man from Buncombe county to die in the electric chair at Ral eigh, James B. Allison, the slay er of Floyd MoGee, and under sentence to die February 24, made a vigorous effort to out his throat in the oounty jail this morning shortly after 6 o’clock when in formed by officers to get ready for the trip to the State capital. The attempt at suicide was un successful, although the condemn ed man did succeed in cutting a gash in his throat probably one and one-half inches deep and four or five inohes in length. Allison’s effort to end his life in Buuoombe rather than in the electric chair at Raleigh was made in the pres ence of the sheriff of the county and two deputies. It was per haps the ooolest and most care fully planned and determined at tempt to frustrate the mandates of the law in the history of North Carolina. Allison made no secret during the last few days that he would die rather than go to Raleigh to he electrocuted ; he hesitated be tween two courses: To attack the officers when they went to take him out of the cell for the ride to Raleigh aud force one of them to kill him, or end hie life with his own hand. He chose the latter method, but in this he fail ed to succeed. Allison realizes, aud has realized since the jury re turned its .verdict, that he is a doomed man. Albeit he is cool, calm ond determined ; he has no repentanie; he looks upon death as the inevitable and evidently cares little what will beeorne of his soul when life is extinct. He is simply a desperate man ; a man who has made up his mind that he has but one time to die and that be doasn t propose that the State of North Carolina shall make a show of him and snuff out the spark of life with the eleotrio current. Sheriff Hunter in company with Deputy Sheriff Williams and Dep uty Sheriff Mitchell went to the county jail about 6 o’clock this morning for the purpose of re moving Allison from the jail and taking him to Raleigh on the early morning train. When the officers made their visit to Allison’s oell aud notified him that he was to go to Raleigh,tho prisoner made a smiling reply and requested that he be permitted to change his shirt and collar before making the journey. Allison at the time was in a separate cell aud the key to the door of that oell was in the possession of Mr. Mitchell. The quiet aud unassumiug manner of prisoner and his evident decision to go to Raleigh without trouble for the moment disarmed the officers and removed any suspicion that Allison meant trouble. Sher iff Hunter directed that Mr. Mit chell go up town and purchase the requested shirt aud collar. Alli son walked to the rear of the cell aud Mr. Mitchell turned to have the building. Instantly Allison drew from some place, probably his mouth, a penknife with a keen blade about one and one-half inches in length. He threw his head back and made a vicious lungs a I ins throat. Some pna oner in another oell nearest Alli son cried out that the man was cutting his throat. Quickly Mr. Mitchell turned and jammed the key into the lock swung back the heavy iron door, throw the lever and Sheriff Hun ter and Mr. Williams rushed in. During these few seconds Allison was standing with head thrown back and digging at his throat with the knife Ha failed to reaoh the jugular vein, however, how ever, before being overpowered. Sheriff Hunter, upon reaching the man with Deputy Williams at his side, grabbed the upraised arm of the condemned man and hie knife fell to the floor. Mr. Williams instantly threw his ars around Al lison’s waist and the man was overpowered. He was bleeding profusely from the wound. Coun ty physician D. E. Sevier was hur riedly snmmond and responding dressed the wound. He found that the throat was badly hacked; that a cash probably four or fly* inthes in length and one and on* half inches deep had been inflict ed. Allison made no comment on the act. While the phjj.ioian was dressing and sowing the hurt he waB quiet and indifferent with never a groan or a word. The wound is not fatal—he will recov er. ' Allison last night planned a pest mortem statement. He wrote, or caused to be written, a letter to the city editor of The Gazette News, in which he declared that he was satisfied; only that he wished he oould have “killed that woman (Ella Wheeler) who lied to me so much.” The letter follows: Dear sir:—As I wish to make a full statement as to the killing of McGee in order that the paper* may get it straight I hereby state to you that we had been at outs for over a year about the Wheeler wuman. auu wnen ne goi uie hemmed up at her home about ten days before I shot him, aud made me ruu out the back door. In order to oome down Btairs I had to face him with a pistol in his hand, as the woman bad let him in the front door. Aud most every day after that when he would pass me he would laugh at me and make remarks about it. Right then he was driving nails in his coffin, for I had made up my mind the night he threatened me that I would kill him. He knows that I kiiied him, as we were face to face when I shot him, and I am satisfied, only I wish I could kill that woman who lied to me bo much. I tried to avoid trouble with him for over a year, bnt he wouldn't let me alone aud I had rather be killed^tfcan to let a man like him run over me. He fooled with the wrong man aud I killed him. I also wish to state that 1 am not going to Raleigh to the elec tric chair. I haven’t got but one time to die and I will die in Ashe ville. I don’t intend that they shall drag me about and make a show out of me. I will die game here. I don’t intend to represent Asheville in the electric chair of Raleigh by being the fliBt one to go there from here. Yours truly, J, B. Allison. —Charlotte Observer. Raleigh, Aug. 16.—Sheriff Huuter of Buncombe oounty safe ly delivered to the State’s prison tonight at 7 o’clock James B. Al lison, sentenced to die in the elet. trie chair February 24, the tnr> from Asheville having been made without special incident follow ing Allison’s sensational attempt to take his own life Thursday :u the Asheville prison by cutting his throat with a small knife he had concealed in his cell. When he arrived here Allison seemed depressed and went through the regulatiou prelu. i naries of a hair cut, bath and dr li ning the prison garb without spe cial murmur or orotest. He v us assigned at once to the section of prison cells allotted to priao - era awaiting electrocution . He'o there will bo a guard constantly on duty. B'^siu68 this cons... it watoh there is every precaution to see that the prisoner hasn’t rod oannot get anything with wh 01. to work out of prison or do b it self any violence. Therefon it is thought that there is the b ,.Bt possible possibility of Allis ’s making good his boasting th: a that he will take his own life o fore the day of exeoutiou con s —Charlotte Observer. Kidney trouble is particular to be dreaded because its presei ce is not usually discovered until r. has assumed one of its worm for -.s— diabetes, dropsy, or Br'gnt’ ’ dis ease. If you suspect that „ or kidneys are affected, by a 1 means use Hollister's Rocky Mountain Tea—the great syentific cleaner and regulator. Corneliso i & Cook.