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A Home Newspaper Published in the Interest of the People and for Honesty in Governmental Affairs. VOL. IX NO. 8 SALISBURY, N. C., WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 5TH, 1913. WM, H. STIWART, EDITOR "MIZE TURNED LOOSE. Silling Boose Contrary to State and Na tional Law Yet “Unsulficienl Evidence. The jury empannelled by Coro ner W. T. SummersetCto oosider the case of the death of Dock Dean, who died after having drank some blind tiger boc-ze bought from one Ernest Mize, believed to have been poisonous, at the home of Mr*. M . J. Smith at the Vance Mill last Wednesday, met again st the Summersett undertaking establiehmet Saturday night and completed its report. The jury having previously, on Thursday, held a session and made a partial report. The jury was composed of 0. J. Norman, clerk ; George R, Martin, George R. Shaver, £. U. Talbort, M. A. Shank, J. C. Kesler. The report made Thurs day was as follows: “According to th9 evidence be fore us where the defendant oharged with the death of the de ceased, D jck Dean, we do not feel that there has been sufficient evi dence to justify holding the pris oner, and therefore order his re lease. Bat inasmuch is the testi mony of the county physician who made the autopsy showed indications of poisou the stomach, liver and small intestines were sent to the A. & M College at Baleigh for chemical analysis to determine the presence of poison, and final verdict will not oe ren dered until the result of analysis is known and considered.” Then the jury adjourned and decided to await the analysis, but met Saturday night aud closed the matter thus: "We, the undersigned ooroner’s jury, being again called together for further consideration of the testimony and facts surroundiug the death of Dock Dean, deceased, it being made to appear that an analysis of the stomach, liver and ■mall intestines would cost the oounty $200, and would probably result in uo material benefit as far se throwing any light on the facts in this case and the county having expressed a desire not to be put to the $200 expense in this matter; now therefore, we, the ooroner’s jury, do make this our final verdict, to-wit: "We find that Dock Dean met his death either from acute indi gestion or from poisou, as to which we are unable to Bay. We farther find that the evidence as brought out before the ooroner’s jury is not sufficient to hold any person responsible for the death of Dock Dean, and we therefore order the discharge of ErneBt Mize ” This it is notioed, that notwith standing Mize was engaged in an unlawful business, taking all the risks upon himself, is deliberately turned loose to do so again so of ten as he wishes, apparently with out let or hindrance. Oh, but if we only bad a sheriff! The Webb-Kenyon Bill Today. It begins to look as if the Webb-Shepard - Kenyon liquor bill would weather all storms and pass the House at this session. The temper ance people are supporting the measure, and the liquor interests opposing it. Today, Wednesday, is set for a vote of the House Judi ciary Committee on the bill. The advocates of the bill de clare that it would not pre vent any one from ordering whiskey for home use oi private consumption. Bu' the State law will probabl: control in this particular. -- ■ $100 Per Plate was paid at a banquet to Henr Olay, in New Orleans in 1842 Mighty costly for those witl stomach trouble or indigestion Today people everywhere use Dr King’s New Life Pills for thes troubles as well as liv9r, ksdne; and bowel disorders. Easy, safe sure. Only 25 cts. at all drug gilta. ! SENATE PASSES ONE TERM BILL | Under the Amendment Taft and Rooreyelt | Are Debarred from Runni g Again Washington, Feb. 1.—The Works constitutional amendment propos ing a single term of six years for presidents was passed by the senate today by a vote of 47 to 28, j ast one more vote than the ne cessary twothirds. Seven pro gressive senators voted against the measure. Under the terms of the amendment President Taft and Colonel Roosevelt are barred from ever running again. Should the ratification of the amendment by three-fourths of the states be accomplished during President Wilson’s administration the measure fails to explicitly state his status. All efforts to amendment the Works resolution making Presi dent Wilson status clear was de tested. Senator Hitoheook, of Nebraska offered an amendment specifying Maroh 3, 1917, as the date when the amendment would beoime ef fective thus permitting Taft and Roosevelt to run again. This was defeated 27 to 42. Senator Southerland, ot utan, offered an amendment limiting the right to enter the race to the occupant of the white home at the time the amendment is ratifi ed. This waB also defeated 29 to 38. The house must pass the amend ment by a two-thirds vote and it must then be ratified by three fourths of the state legislatures before it becomes a law. Representative Cooper, of Wisconsin, introduced a bill to construct a $2,000,000 bridge across the Potomac river in Washington as a joint memorial te U. S. Grant and Robert E. Lee. The bouse judioiary committee reported favorably the workmen's compensation bill whioh passed she senate. An important amend ment provides that express com panies as well as railroads shall be liable for injuries to employes and an additional amendment provides that state courts may have jurisdiction in conjunction with federal oonrts for damages providing the states enact laws in conformity with the federal work men’s compensation law. The ways and means committee concluded its tariff hearings, whioh have continued for the past month and the committee will next week begin to frame a tariff bill. It has not been determined whether the house democrats will undertake a schedule by schedule revision ora blanket revision. T. H. Vanderford a Vice-President. Raleigh, Feb. 1.—la the closing hour of the North Carolina Anti-Saloon League in semi annual session here the past two days, officers were elected as follows: President, J. A. Hartness, Statesville; vice-presidents, J, T. Bland, Washington; J. T Flythe, Jackson; A. D. Ward, New Bern; T. T. Hicks, Henderson; R. O. Everett, Durham; Dr. J. M. McNeill, Fayetteville; John Blue, Aberdeen; T. H. Van derford, Salisbury; W. C. Dowd, Charlotte; Col. W. S. Lusk, Asheville; secretary of the convention, J. T. Bennett, Brevard; treasurer, I. C. Blair, Raleigh. The leaders of the con vention expressed the great est confidence that the Webb Kenyon bill, pending in con> gress to stop shipments of whiskey into prohibition territory would be enacted into law at this session. Dr. King’s New Discovery Soothes irritated throat and ■ longs, stops chronic and hacking ! cough, relieves tickling throat, taBtes nice. Take no other; once . used, always used. Boy it at all I druggists. FEDERAL CONTROL OF WATER POWERS Fight begins in Senate Over Bill Involving Rights at Windsor Mills. Washington, Peb. 2.—The whole question of Federal control of water-power sites, upon which conservation forces have centered much of their fight, daring the | last few yearr, is to be brought before the Senate this week, when I efforts will be made to pass the first bill establishing the Govern ment’s right to license control and tax a water power sonstructed in a navigable river. While the bill in question in volves only the rights of a power company at Windsor Mills, Conn., the controversy over the measure has beoome so keen that conserv ation forces are lining up behind it and will endeavor to force its passage through the Senate. Pres ident Roosevelt, near end of his term, vetoed two bills which did not sontain this recognition of Federal control and the pending measure is the first in wbioh snob a provision has been incorporated. Senator Borah and other West ern Senators are preparing to of fer amendments affeoting entire subjeot oi Federal supervision over power sites and water-powers. The Western Senators propose to use the Connecticut River bill a meth od of seouring desired changes in the conservation laws which will permit freer use of Western water power resources. While the bill now before the Senate received the endorsement of the Sei ate Committee on Com merce, majority of that commit tee, headed by Senators Bankhead and Nelson, have since signed a report protesting against th& prin ciples of giving the Government control over water-powers. Their opposition centers on the argn ment of States rights and the contention that the Federal Gov ernment has no moral or legal ground to demand compensation in any form. President Taft’s Administration and Secretary of War Stimson are behind the idea of Federal control as now embodied in the bill. -- Overman to bo in Charge. A Washington dispatch of Fri day afternoon says: Senator Overman will take the leading part in arranging the ceremonies for the inauguration of President Wilaon at the oapitol. Mr. Over man is ranking member of the senates rules oommittee whioh will have charge of these ceremo nies. Chairman Crane, it is un derstood, has taken the position that inasmuch as Mr. Wilson and Senator Overman belong to the same school of politios it is but right that the North Carolina man should take charge of the inaugu ral oeremonies at the nation’s oapitol. —- ■ Joseph H. Fitzgerald, a pro raiment farmer of Liuwocd, Da vidson County, died at his home Saturday afternoon after a short illness. Mr. Fitzgerald was a philanthropist and waB noted far many kindnesses and oharity. He recently gave $13,000 to the children’s home at Winston-Sa lem and $11,000 to the Greens boro Female College. Deafness Cannot be Cured by local applications, as they can not reach the diseased portion of the ear, There is only one way to care deafness, and that is by con stitutional remedies Deafness is oaused by by an inflamed condi tion of the mucous lining of the Eustachian Tubes. When this tube is inflamed you have a ram bling Bound or imperfect hearing, and when it iB entirely dosed, Deafness is the result, and unless the inflammation can be taken out and this tube restored to its normal oonition, hearing will be destroyed forever, nine cases out ten are caused by Catarrh, which is nothug but an inflamed condi tion of the muoous surfaces. We will give One Hundred Dol lars for any case of Deafness (oaused by catarrh) that cannot be cured by Hall's Catarrh Cure. Send for circulars, free, F. J. Cheney & Co. Toleda, O. Sold by Druggists, 75o. Take Hall’s Family Pills foi constipation. WANT REPUBLICAN POSTMASTER. Elizabeth City Democrats Urgent Taft’s Appointee Gonftrmad. Washington, Feb. 2—Tele grams and letter* from Democrats of ETzabeth City, asking Senators Simmons and Overman to have Frank M Grioe, recently appoint ed postmaster at Elizabeth City by President Taft, confirmed, are pouring into Washington, This attempt to have an ap pointee of the out-going President confirmed is so unusual that the oase is attracting Nation-wide attention. The Republican members of the Senate have been trying for more than a month to get the Senate to confirm about 1,800 of Mr. Taft’B nominees. Demooratio leaders have refused to let con firmation be made, One of the most spirited filibusters of yearB is raging over that very proposi tion. In the midst of this controversy North Carolina comes forward with a man that leading Demo crats would canfirm. AmoDg those who wired the Senators to act is former Judge George W. Ward. The confirmation of Grice would open a flood-gate that no one coaid shat until the North Carolina slate before the Senate is clean. If Grice is to have a fall term as postmaster he will have to get the endorsement of Representative Small and Senator Simmons and the appointment from President Wilson. Mr. Small is not in favor of Grice, and will reoom mend another man at the proper time. What The Country Paper Does For Advertisers. We repeat that advertising in country newspapers, properly utilized, is the most valuable ad vertising in the world for its cost. We urge advertisers to take advantgge of the opportuni ties offered by the country news papers. We add, incidentally, that we don't own and never ex pect to own any country news paper. A country editor with five hun dred circulation or more for his weekly can talk TO FIVE HUN DRED GOOD, TYPICAL AMERICAN FAMILIES, ALL DESIRABLE CUSTOMERS. Every publisher of a country newspaper should be, through his advertising columns, the trusted and valued agent and promoter of at least ten great merchandising concerns. The country publisher alone is able through his columns TO SELL ANYTHING. His readers BUY EVERYTHING that is for sale, from nails to pianos, from pills to automobiles. They buy paint and roofing and stoves and lamps, hundreds of com modities that the city dweller never buys. l Here is not a community in the United States in any one of which ten or even fifty great American merchants and manu facturers would not gladly hire at high pay a competent, earnest representative able to talk every week to five hundred or more families. And every business like, hard working country publisher IS SUCH AN AGENT, able every week to reach the consumers that nobody else can reach. THE COUNTRY NEWS PAPER IS THE BEST OF ALL ADVERTISING MEDIUMS.— New York Evening Journal. No Need to Stop Work When the dootor orders yon to stop work it Btaggers yon. I can’t, yon say. You know you are weak, ruu down and failing in health day by day, but you must work as long as you oan stand. 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Washington, Feb. 2.—Postmas ter General Hitohoook’s annnai report, made public today, tenta tively suggested reduction of some parsal post rates and increasing the limit of weight beyond eleven pounds; recommends civil service pensions for postal employes; an inorease in rates on seoond class mail, whioh may pave the way foi one cent letter postage; the con solidation of the third and fourth classes so books and papers maj be forwarded paroel post; and points out that during his admin istration, expense of operating the postal service has been out down $45,000,000. In oourse of a statement on the condition of postal finances, Mr Hitchcock says in his report: “In 1911, for the first time since 1883, postal receipts exceed ed postal expenditures, leaving a surplus instead of a deficit. A heavy loss of revenue in 1912 d;:e to the extraordinary amount of f PanlroH m a H or mailuil in tUi, , litioal campaign, created a tempo rary deficit, but since the close of the fiscal year the income of the department again has outstripped expenses. “The year preceding the present administration was marked by the largest postal deficit on record amounting to $17, 500,000. Dar ing the next two years the deficit was greatly reduoed and eliminat ed, When compared with the financial showing of four years ago, the reports of income and ex pense for subsequent years indi cate an aggregate saving of about $45,000,000. -• • Rebels Move Northward. El Paso, Tex., Feb. 2.—Che che Campos a Mexican rebel lead er from southern Chihuahua, is moving northward It is reported toLight to join the insurrecto band under General Salazar, which has been hovering near the interna tional line and menacing Jaarez. Salazar has a force estimated at 1,500 men. Campos’ Army is reported to be of about the same strength. Rifles and cartridges for rebels in northern Mexico appear to be supplied from some interior point and not smuggled over the Ameri can border as heretofore. Among other methods the rebels declare they seoure ammunition by means of women camp followers who visit the Federal camps and ex change liquor for rifle ammuni tion. The native liquor is so in expensive that it ig said this method of supplying the rebel troops is cheaper and more cer tain than by the purchase and smuggling of cartridges. Are You a Cold Sufferer? Take Dr. King’s New Discovery. The Best Cough, Cold, Throat and Lnbg medicine mads. Money re funded if it fails to cure yon. Do not hesitate—take it at our risk. First dose helps. J. R. Wells, Floydada, Texas, writes: “Dr. King’s New Discovery cured my terrible cough and oold. I gained 15 pounds.” Buy it at all drug gists, -• • $1,570,000 Fire Sweeps Savannah River Front. Savannah, Ga., Feb. 2.—Dam age estimated at $1 500,000 result ed today from a fire of unknown origin, whioh swept the Savannah River front for two blocks destroy ing the wharves of the Merchants’ and Miners’ Transportation Com pany, several warehouses and bus iness structures and the Planters’ Rioe Mill. notbers Can Safely Buy Dr. King’s New Discovery and give it to the little ones when ail ing and suffering with colds, coughs, throat or lung troubles, tastes nice, harmless, ouce used, always used. Mis. Bruce Craw ford, Niagra, Mo„ writes: “Dr King’s New Discovery ohangec our bcv from a pale weak «iok boj to the piotureoi health.” A'wayi helps. Buy it at all Druggists. WILL REMAIN UNTIUWAR BEGINS. Porte Orders Turkish Plenipotentiaries Not to Come Homo. London, Feb. 2.—The Porte has ordered the Turkish plenipo tentiaries not to leave London until hostilities are resumed and has instructed the Army to await the attaok before firing a shot. Thus the Ottomans, who with the exception of the Montene. grins, are the only delegates left in London, remarked today that nobody could aocuse them of not having done all that was humane ly possible to come to terms. Ani mated by a humanitarian spirit, they added, Turkey wished to avoid useless caruege and wished also to show d- ference to the ad vice of the Powers, although Eu rope had been unfair toward Turkey. D.’ctir DaDeff, head of the Bulgarian delegation, before leaviug the capital, recalled what ie had said iu his first statements arriving lj Liondon tuat the tikau peoples, whj had ad pted ■ e Monroe Doctrine to their i:iii*ula, aspired to become the vn-ricans ct Europe. They had i iuogurated a policy of sincerity ind straightforwardness, as was oroved by their frank conduct in the peace conference, where they demanded from the first exactly wnat they intended to take against double dealing on the part of the Turks. Doctor Daneff rejected ths idea that even a small fraction of Ad rianople should be retained by Turkey. He conolnded by saying : “Turkey should have under stood that she must abandon Eu rope entirely, her permanence there being opposed not only by the Allies but by the Powers them selves, as shown by their collec tive note. Turkey has refused to qu^t peacefully but will be forced to do so by another war, after which, fully realizing the strength of the Balkan States she will be come their friend.” CRESCENT Jan. 81.—Ethel Barger spent last Thursday night with Mary Safrit. W. M. McCombs is wearing a smile 2 by 4. It’s a girl. L. W. Safrit is oomplaining very much from a fall which he received in Salisbury last Satur day. We hope for his speedy recovery. Measles are plenty about Cres cent now. Mr. aud Mrs. L. M. Hess and children spent last week with Mrs. Hess’ parents in Cabarras. Some of the people aronnd here killed hogs last week. “Poor boas.” Walter Kluttf, who had gone to Orlando, Fla., to work in an orange grove, hss returned home Hurrah for Walter, he can’t leave old North Carolina for good. Mr*. A L. Lyerly, and daugh ter, Julia, spoilt Sunday evening, January 26th, at Lawson Kluttz’e. Mrs. Dovie, Misses Katie and Helen Holshouser and Miss Pearle Julian spent Sunday evening January 26th, at L. W. Pafrit’e. Mrs. J. W. Bell and her mother have returned home from Penn sylvania. I guess she returned in time to fight the measles. W. M. MoOombs is hauling logs to John Josey’s and having some lumber sawed to build a barn. I guess he is expeoting a bountiful harvest. Mrs. Tobias Holshouser spent Sunday evening, January 26sb, at Alex Lyerly's. Misses Anna and L:zzie Ho's hoaser spent Sunday evening Jan uary 26th, with Miss Sophie Kluttz. Polly. Awful. “Well, have you thought of a sen tence containing the word dynamite?” asked the teacher. “Yes. sir: my sister Rose wonldo'i let you kiss her. but my sister Diuat 11 might’’—Roseleat ONLY ONE KOBE STATE IS NEEDED. Income Tax Will Probably b« Ratified Ibis Week. Washington, Feb. 2.—Rati fication of the income tax amendment by the necessary three-fourths of the States in the Union probably will be accomplished this week, favorable action by only one more State being necessary to make possible what will become the sixteenth article of the Constitution of the United States. Either New Jersey or. New Mexico it seems probable to night will join the ratifica tion column before the end of the week the New Jersey Assembly and the New Mexico Senate having al ready taken favorable action on the proposal as adopted by Congress. Which ever State completes its ratifica tion first will go on record as the 36th commonwealth to approve the amendment law of the nation. The 35 States which al ready have ratified the amendment are: Alabama, Arkansas, Ari zona, California, Colorado, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, In diana, Iowa, Kansas, Kens tucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minne sota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Ohio, South Caro lina. South Dakota, Tennes see, Texas, Washington, Wisconsin and West Vir ginia. Four States thus far, Con necticut, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Utah, have rejected _,the amendment. Soutli Carolina to Tax Cotton. Columbia, S. C., Feb. 2.— The General Assembly will begin its fourth week of the session when both houses re convene Tuesday night at 8 o’clock. Each house will get down at once to work on the calendar which is now heavy with bills and it is expected that morning and flight ses sions will be held throughout the rest of the present ses sion. The Senate will face the bill proposed by Senator John L. McLaurin, to estab lish a State warehouse system for storing cotton and placing a tax oi no cents own every bale grown or sold in this State in order to raise the funds for this purpose. This bill has been made a special order for Tuesday night and Senator McLaurin will open the debate with a speech in favor of his bill. The measure has the endorsement of the State Farmer’s Union. A similar measure is now on the House calendar. Governor Wilson Names His Secretary. Trenton, N. J., Feb. 8.— Governor Wilson today nam ed Joseph Tumulty as his secretary when he assumes the Presidency. Tumulty is now Governor Wilson’s secre tary. The position is con sidered one of the most im portant outside of the Cabi net. This is Mr. Wilson’* first appointment. SutpriM Your Friend*. For four week* regularly me Dr. King’* New Life Pill*. They stimulate the life, improve diget fciou, remove irapuriti**, pimple* and exnp inns disappear frcm your far and body and you feel n-tt*r. Begin at onoti. 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