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A Home Newspaper Published in the Interest of the Peopie and for Honesty in Governmental Affairs. Vol. IX No. 23 # Salisbury, N. O., Wednesday. May 21st, I9i3. Wm.H. Stewart, Editor THE OVERMAN IMMIGRATION BILL. A New and Stronger Bill Introduced In Hit Senate. A $10 Head Tax. Senator Overman has introduced his new immigration bill, which goes somewhat further than the one barely failing of passage through the House over President Tatt’s veto in the Congress before. It puts a head tax of $10 on alien immigrants, inclusive of seamen who are admitted as immigrants, the tax to be paid by the vessel of the transportation line bringing the immigrant. A fine of $1,000 is denounced against those who in any manner prepay transporta tion or otherwise induce immigra tion of contract labor; and the bill would make it unlawful to induce or assist immigration through advertisements printed and distributed in foreign coun tries. The Secretary of Labor may also place United States in spectors and surgeons on vessels carrying immigrants. Comm'and iug officers of vessels are required to file with the immigration au thorities before departure for the United States accurate informa tion on a variety of facts, and all aliens are to be listed in conven nient groups. There is a section authorizing the President to oall an international conference if he deems if expedient, or to send commissioners to any foreign country, for the purpose of regu AOrblUg lumugiouiuu KJJ 1UDD1UB' tional agreement; likewise to ar range for the mental, moral and physioal examination of aliens by American consuls at the port of embarkation. Anarchists, of course, continue to be barred. The Secretary of Labor is allowed to spend $50,000 annually in the enforcement of the act, without itemizing if the interests of the Government apparently so re quire. The chief practical effect of the existing legislat'on against con tract labor, which penalizes any offer of employment, has been to keep away very many trained, ef ficient, responsible people who will not lightly leave home and to make our immigration consist al most altogether of the opposite kind. In this way it has also had the practical effect of discouraging immigration from Northern Europe while dumping immigra tion from Southern and Eastern Europe upon us wholesale. Ap parently political considerations forbid any present hope of getting these prohibitions modified. Bnt the imposition of more restrictions upon the raw, relatively undesir able mass should operate to set the balance nearer right and give ns a ' better average of immigration through our ports. ThiB is evi dently contemplated by Senator Overman’s bill, which therefore looks good.—Charlotte Observer. -« -m*- • Tariff Bill Bluffs Will be Called. A warning to business interests that the governments stands ready to investigate what may appear to be reprisals npon workingmen following the passage of the Dem ocratic tariff bill, was voiced in Washington Wednesday night by Secretary Redfield of the Depart ment of Commerce, in a speeoh before the National Association of Employing Lithographers. Secretary Redfield read to the employers a circular they had issued predicting dire consequen ces 'for workingmen and flatly told them if their predictions - - -'were carried into effect, he would promptly investigate. For the Weak and Nervous Tired-out, weak, nervous men and women would feel more am 1 itioue, energetic, full of life aud end always have a good appetite, if they would do the sensible thing for health—take Electric Bitters. Nothing better for the stomach, liver are kidneys. Thousands say they owe their lives to this wonderful home remedy. Mrs. O, Rhiuevau't, of Vestal Cedter, N. Y., 8ayB: ‘ I regard Electric Bitters as one of the greatest of gifts. I can never f rget what it has done for me.” Get a bottle yourself and see what a difference it will make in your health. Only50c and $1.00. Re commended by all druggists. i; Snake 33 Feet Long With a Beaver Tail. I Upon returning to the postofficf from his regular round of Durham R. F. D. No. 2 yesterday after noon, J. A. Barbee, carrier foi this route, brought back the won derous story of a monstrous rep tile. Mr. Barbee says that the snake was unlike anything he has ever seen or ever hopes to see both in size and other marks of identifica tions. The rural route man says that the snake was thirty-three feet long, and aud as large around as a nail keg. The color he could not describe accurately, but says that it was unlike anything he has ever set his optios on in the years that are gone. The reptile had white eyebrows, possibly due to its age, and snapped a bill muoh after the manner of a large ohicken hawk. Its tail was like a beaver’s tail. The R. F. D. carrier saw this snake and lives to tell the tale, though he admits that he made no attempt to sorape up an ao quintance with the beast or mon ster. Mr. Barbee is a thoroughly sober man and: bears a good repu tation in these parts.—Durham Herald. [In Saturday’s Herald the size of this monster was reduced to six feet and it may have been Isbs.] Party Stronger By Wilson’s Firmness. Washington, May 18.—The ef fect of President Wilson’* public declaration that there will be no compromise on free wool and free sugar in three years in the new tariff bill, has been the subjeot of constant discussion since the Chief Executive made his pro nounciamento in the presence of assembled newspaper correspond ents last week. Administration leaders declared that the Presi dent’s vigorous assertion has serv ed to strengthen the party line upon the Senate and they point to the vote on the question of public hearings on the tariff bill as an indication of the solidarity of the majority. Before the President came out so strongly in the face of the tremendous lobby i ifluence that completely sur rounds the capitol. the legisla tive air was charged with uncer tainty. On every hand was heard the report that the Finance Com mittee was planning to put a duty on wool or to leave sugar at the end of a three-year period with a small tariff. Temples Reported Found in the Sphinx. ' Repeated reports received in England from Egypt in regard to investigations being made by Prof. G. A. Reisner, of Harvard University, indicate that the bead of the Sphinx is the ante chamber of a great series of temples. A depression in the head of the Sphinx had been observed by many travelers in tne last Hun dred years, but no systemaeic at tempt at excavation had been made. According to the latest reports, on the removal of the sand and blocks that had been plaoed across the opening, Pro fessor Reisner found himself in a chamber 60 feet long and 14 feet wide, forming a small but com plete temple. This temple, says the June Popular Mechanics Magazine, in an illustrated article, is said to be connected with a second temple at a lower level, and, through a tunnel running down the neok, with a far more spacious temple occupying the entire body of the Sphinx. Best Medicine for bolds When a druggist recommends a remedy for oolds, throat and lung trouble, you can feel sure that he knows what he iB talking about. C. Lower, Druggist, of Marion, Ohio, writes of Dr. King’s New Discovery: “I know Dr. King’s New Discovery is the best throat and lung medicine I sell. It cur ed my wife of a severe bronchial cold after all other, remedies had failed,” It will do the same for you if you are suffering with a cold or any bronchial, throat or lungoough. Keep a bottle on hand all the time for everyone in the family to use. It is a home doctor. Prioe 50o and $1.00. Guaranteed by all druggists. JOHNSON WILL SIGN MEASURE. Telegraphs Quite Lengthy Explanation o His Action to Bryan. Saoramento, Cal., May 14.—Ex pressing his determination to sign the alien laud bill reoently passed by the Legislature, Got. Hiram W. Johnson of California today telegraphed to Secretary of State Bryan a long explanation of the action taken by the Legislature. The message was in answer to the request telegraphed to the Got* ernor by Secretary Bryan at the direction of President Wilson that the bill be Tetoed. The GoTernor’s message fol lows : “Hon. William J. Bryan, Secre tary of State, “Washington, D. C. “Your Tery counteous telegram relating to the alien land bill reached me late Sunday night. I take it from our conTersations and your request made to with hold ExecutiTeaotion until oppor tunity was accorded for the pre sentations from the Federal Got ernment, that your message em bodies that it was your wish and the wish of the President to say to us before final action. “In this response it is my de sign most respectfnlly to present the situation from our standpoint and the Tiews that actuated our Legislature in passing the bill and that impel me to sanction it * r ____ __ rui ujhuj sa ioij o problem, little understood iu the East, has confronted California; a problem the seriousness of whioh has been recognized by statesmen in our Nation and has been viewed with apprehension by the people of this State. When the present Constitution of Cali fornia was adopted more than 30 years ago, it contained the follow ing declaration: “ ‘The presence of foreigners ineligible to beoome citizens of the United StateB is declared co be dangerous to the well-being of the State and the Legislature shall discourage their immigration by all means within its power.’ “Of late years our problem from another angle has become acute and the agitation has been continuous in the past decade in reference to our agricultural lands, until finally affirmative action in an attempted solution became imperative. This attempted so lution is found in the action of our Legisluture in the passage of an alien land bill. In the phraseolo gy this bill, in those whom it af fects, its scope and its purpose, we believe we have kept within our legal and our moral rightB and that we are doing only what is demanded for the protection and preservation of our State, In this enactment we have kept ever in mind our National good faith as evidenced by existing treaties and anxiety has been to act in suoh fashion as would com mend us to our sister States and would justify us to our fellow countrymen. "Based, hrst, upon the asser tion that our act is offensive and discriminatory. The protest to our measure as your telegram states, oomes from the representa tive of Japan. The bill that is now before me provides substan tially in its first section that al iens eligible to citizenship under the laws of the United States may acquire real property in the same manner as citezens of the United States and the second seotion pro vides that all aliens other than those mentioned in the first sec tion may acquire real property in the manner of and to the extent and for the purpose prescribed by any treaty now existing between this Government and the United States and the Nation or country of whioh such aliens are citizens may in addition lease for a period of three years lands for agricul tural purposes. "Thus we have made existing treaties a part of our law and thus we have preseved every right that any foreign Nation by internation al contraot has insisted upon pre serving with our National Govern ment. Washington, May 18 —Tension over the Japanese situation con' i tines to excite anxious attention in official and diplomatic quarters, but there were no specific develop ments today at the White House, the State Department or the Jap anese Embassy. Nine of the 30 days Governor Johnson has, under the California legislation to sign the alien land bill, have now elapsod and the im pression is beginning to gain grcuud here that the Gove.rner will avail himself of the ful l meas ure of time even though he .has deolared his purpose to approve the Webb bill. Secretary Bryan has not communicated with the Governor since the receipt of his telegraphic message setting out his reasons for upholding the ac biuu ol tne j_,pgisiasure dug simply waiting for the final act of signa ture before making reply to the Japanese not protesting againtst the legislation. Whether the Jap a nese Embassy will continue to await the expiratiou of the full 80'day period of grace before making; fresh representations on this subject to the S tate Depart ment, depends entirely upon the judgment of the Foreign Office in Tokio, for from this point, for ward, all of the -proceedings in the negotiations will be the “ad refer endum .” Wonderful Skin Salve Bucklen’e Arnica Salve is known everywhere as- the best remedy made for all diseases of the skin, and also for burns, bruises and boils. Reduces in flamatioD and is soothing and healing. J. T. Sossaman, pub lisher of Mews, of Cornelius, N. 0., writes that one box helped his serious skin ailment alter cither remedies failt'd. Only -250. Re commended by1 all druggists. . ’ 1 I , Catholic Priest Arrested for Lying and Stealing. The Rev. B, L. Shulik, a Polish Catholic priest of Rock Island, 111., who is alleged to have har vested thousands of dollars in that locality the laBt few_-months on fraudulent advertising schemes, has been arrested on a federal warrant charging misuse of the United States mails. He will be tried in the federal court at Peoria. Rev. Skulik is the publisher of two magazines of assarted large oiroulatiou, one having, aB he re presented, 60,000, and the other 85 000. He exacted large adver iising rates, but it is charged that in the several monthly issues he did not print over a total of 400 copies. Also, it was alleged, he made it a practice of selling the ohoice pages in a given issue to two dif ferent concerns; for instance, that the back page of one issue was bought by an implement factory and a brewery. Rev. Skulik had not even ob tained the mailing privilege for his publication. His advertising clients were scattered over the entire country. Secretary Daniels to be Guest uf Honor. Washington, N. C } May 18.— Hon. Josephus Daniels, Secretary of the Navy, arrived in the citv this afternoon from Norfolk by special invitation as the guest of the city of Washington, North Carolina, his birth place and former home, whose citizens de light to honor him. He was met at the station bv committee com posed of Mayor Kugler and a number of prominent oitizenB in automobiles and escorted to tne residence of Col. W. C. Rodman, whose guest be w’l be while here. Tomorrow Mr- •JUuiiels will be entertained by the citizens and will make an address in the morn ing after which a vuiicheou will be tendered him at the Elks’ olnb at which will be a larg9 number of ladies and gentlemen. Immediately after the luncheon the Secretary and party will be given a complimentary trip down Pamlioo River on the revenue cutter Pamlico returning in time for him to leave on the afternoon train for Raleigh. ACCIDENT AT CHINA GROVE. China Grove Mill Operative Found Wound ed and Unconscious. China Grove, May 17.—Friday night, a few miuutes before the Patterson Manufacturing Com pany’s plant shut down, Vernon Blackwelder, aged abont 17 years, was hurt is a very mysterious manner. He was found lying be tween two carding machines by another operator, in an uncon scious condition, with several gashes and bruises about the head, and bleeding freely from the ear. No one has any idea how the acoident happened. Three belts were off the machine and another was broken near where he lay. He was carried to his home and physicians were summoned and rendered the necessary ser vices. The young man regained consciousness about 4 o’clcck Saturday evening and is doing very well at present, but has nt recollection of what happened ti him. Feeding Pigs for bconomical Gains. An Alabama reader writes as follows: I have a few pigs that I want to feed during the summer, with a view to making them produce the most amount of meat by November or December. They are about three months old and are doing fairly well at present. 1 can get corn, corn meal or chops at about ninety cents, wheat shorts at $1.40 per 100 pounds. Pigs have access to good Bermuda pasture, which would keep them in good growing con dition alone, but 1 want to push them as an experiment, to see if it would pay on a larger scale. “In your reply advise whether to feed the above wer or . dry, and which of these feeds to use, and pro portion of each; also amount per pig-!” Answer: The price of all feeds mentioned are high. Corn at ninety cents per bushel is $1 60 per hundred, and it, therefore, follows that wheat shorts at $1.40 a hundred are cheaper, for they are worth fully 10 per cent more than corn, pound for pound, tor feeding these young pigs. Even corn at ninety cents a bushel and tankage at $50 a ton will not furnish nutriments as cheaply as they are furnished in shorts at $1.40 a hundred. Also cottonseed meal will not be safe for feeding these pigs for more than three or four weeks, so we are forced to use the wheat shorts, al though they are so high pric ed that it is doubtful if any profit can be made from their use. We would feed the shorts wet as a thick slop and since heavy feeding is not likely to be profitable we would ieeu ouce a uay, uui while the pigs are less than five mouths old feeding twice a day may pay. If the Bers muda pasture is good and is kept reasonably short so that the grass is young and tens der, we would not feed these pigs over one-third the shorts they would require as a full ration without the grazing. If as stated, the Bermuda grazing alone will keep them in growing condition, which we are inclined to doubt with three months old bigs, then two pounds of shorts per day added for every 100 pounds of the pig’s weight should produce considerable gain in weight. It seems that best results will probably be obtained by feeding these pigs only enough shorts to keep them growing nicely and plant soy beans or peanuts, or sow peas in the corn and have them ready for grazing by the first or middle of August. If this is done there is a good chance for a profit on these pigs, but if the feed up to marketing is to be obtained from Bermuda pasture and wheat shorts at $1.40 a hun dred we doubt if there will be much profit.—Tait Butler, i in The Progressive Farmer, The Meaning of Files. Cheer up, fly season is here and the summer fight is on in earnest. The man that hasn’t his screens up by this time eats at the second table to his guest, the manure pile fly. No, you may not like to look at it that way, but that is the truth just the sa^me. If you don’t like your guests, your fellowboarders, or your table companions, a mighty good thing to do is to put up screens. After the doors and windows are well screened you can easily get rii of the occasional intruder by means of sticky fly paper and fly swatters. In the country a man’s flies are of his own household. That is, each householder is largely responsible for his own crop of flies. But in cities '‘the number of flies shows up the board of health. It a tWn has few flies they have ' a live, wide-awake board of health, but if flies ire thick you can set it down hat the board of health is isleep, and a town is usual ly just about as dead or as .vide-awake as its board of health. The whole thing narrows down, therefore, so that you can judge a town by the □ umber of its flies. Make a renewed effort to fortify your home against the deadly housefly. This is the season of the year when typhoid fever is becoming prevalent, and the fly, as one of its chief carriers, is corres pondingly more dangerous. During the warm summer weather most flies are con tent to remain outdoors in . garbage cans and filth de posits, but.during the cooler weather they stay in your homes in increasing numbers just when they are most apt to be reeking with the germs of dangerous diseases. m / the Farmer's Biggest Problem. The biggest problem in the apricultural world is the pro blem of getting and main taining rich land. It over shadows even the big pro blem of rural credits and of co-operative marketing, and must always do so as long as we average our piti ful one-third of a bale of cotton and 15 bushels of corn per acre. The best farmer in the world will find it diffi cult to make money on wash ed-away hillsides; while an ignorant negro can make a bale of cotton to the acre by keeping down the weeds on the deep, rich, alluvial lands of the Mississippi Delta. What, then, is the secret of profitable crops? Kich land. Kich land, to be got ten by rotating crops, by growing cowpeas, soy beans, velvet beans, peanuts and clovers. I tell you that un less you have a cover crop of crimson clover on every foot oi your iasi years cotton land you are neglecting your duty to yourself, your land and your community. Crim> son clover is a demonstrated success from Delaware to Texas; one acre of it is equal to ten tons of stable manure. Can we afford to be without it? Perhaps we may differ with Prof. Massey on some things, but when it comes to crimson clover he is, in the language of William Green Hill, about “the Tightest man they is.”—B. L. Moss, in The Progressive Farmer. One of Their Duties. The new duties of oounty at torneys are to ascertain who has a United States license to sell liquor, which would be a great aid to enforcing the liquor laws. But suppose when he asks the col lector of internal revenue and he refuses, what is he to do? They have been known to do this but it may be the law has been changed. Another mighty good way would be to inspect the money order office at the postoffice and see who is ordering liquor, but the post master is not permitted to divulge ^his,—Greensboro Record. STATESVILLE WANTS ONE. Talks of the Rowan County Court and Its Work. Hon. Theo. Kluttz, of Salisbu ry, former Congressman from this district, who was a Statesville visitor last week, was warmly greeted by his many friends here. Mr. Kluttz is now judge of the Rowan county court. The Land mark has long advocated the_es tablishment of recorder’s court or a county court in Statesville, and in talking with Mr. Kluttz asked him about the workings of the Rowan court. Mr. Kluttz, who was recently elected judge, says the court has been in existence three years and has proved its worth. Since it was established the court has saved the county about $2,000 annually in jail fees and has paid into the county school fund in fines $3,000 to $4,000 per year. The judge is paid a salary of $100 per month by the county but the costs col lected more than pay the salary. The solicitor is paid by feeB and he makes as much or more thah the judge, the fees being collected in costs. me court naa oivu jurisdiction in cases of contract in amount up to $500 and in cases in tort up to $300. This, sayB Mr. Kluttz, has been found a great convenience to persons who want to bring oivil actions for small amounts. The court has oriminal jurisdiction in all cases below the grade of fel ony.—Statesville Landmark. Baptist Women Raise Money For Missions. St Louis, Mo. May 18.—The raising of $34,877 for the Judson mission offering was the olimax of the day’s proceedings of the Southern Baptist Convention. The money was raised by the Woman's Missionary ^'on at a mate meeting at (v^)b only women were present. Alabama led all the States wi*Jtt ti contri bution of $8,225. During the services a large num ber of youug women dressed in the costumes of all the foreign coun tries in whioh the Southern Bap tists have missionaries marched into the auditorium singing Gos pel songs and bearing the flags of the Nations represented. More than 400 sermons were preached by visiting Baptists in the various churches of the city today, some of the visiting preach ers speaking three times. Prob ably the largest audiences were gathered in the Second and Third Baptist Churchos to hear Dr. E. Y. Mullens, president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary at Louisville, Ky., and the Rav. George W, Truett of Dallas, Texas. OUT OF THE FIRE. « Wanted: One Thousand New Daily Sub* scribers to The Old Reliable. The News and Observer plant was destroyed by fire on April 24. Bat it did not miss a single issue. It appeared the morning after the fire, fresh and resolved to give the news to North Carolina folks. 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