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Vol. X No. 15 Salisbury, N. C., Wednesday, Apnl 1st, 1914. Wm, H, Stewart, Editor • REPEAL MEASURE EX1ITES CONGRESS. Political Predictions Vaiy as to !o the On! come of ihe Big Fight Ahead. Washington, March 29—No legislative issue of recent years has excited Congress as has the controversy over repeal of the tell exempti n clause of the Panama Caual act. Last week's events, which put on record a breat h in the solidarity of the Democrat c Party have caused i o end of con flicting politica1 predictions to in crease the tensity of interest in the subject. The situation is fraught with many complications. Oratorical strife over the repeal will be renewed tomorrow. The House will resume genera! debate on the Sims bills, leading up tc a final vote in that brauoh, proba bly late Tuesday j,uight or Wed nesday. In the Senate, discussion will revolve around one of the many side is-los that have arisen, Senator James Hamilton Lewis proposing to discuss a resolution and bill he hi-.s introduced to fol low repeal as a sort of balm to the wounds of his party members, who thus far have opt; a-d th President, Senator Ljvis’ meas ure would give the President au thority to suspend tolls whenever he should deem it in the public interest so to d;. The I!'miois Senator will cite a senes ;f pro cedenta on which he ba-es the right of Congress to expend such authority to the Chief Executive As against the pr p isal of Senator Lewis, the Miuirity leader Sena tor Gallinger wili urgi a resolu tion which would express it as the 83D80 of Americans that Congress has the right to do as it pleases with respect to American hip ping through the Panama Canal.. Infernal Machine Exposed by Flood Sanger, California, Feb. 8,—An intricate infernal machine which, if loaded with nitroglycerine and discharged, could have done in estimable damage, was found in the fi itsam deposited near this city by the recent flood. The ma chine consists of a clocklike ar rangement attached to a '.•■'ass cylinder. It is inclcsed i a e! u‘e case. This instrument of desf-ruc tion is now in the hands of C in stable Campbell and will be turn ed over to the Goverume' t ofli cials,-—Fresno Herald. This dangerous instrument is a Friez automatic river gauge which has been faithfully recording the ups and downs of Kinas River for nearly 11 years for the United States Geological Survey. The recent flood exceeded b r 6 feet the maximum recorded stage for tbs past 18 years and swept the gauge away frem its mo*rings. Odd Fellow Meet A! Granite Qaariy. The counties of Stanly, Davie, Davidson and Riwau forming the Thirteenth District convention cf Independent Order of Old Fellows was held at Stone Ledge No. 273 of Granite Q xarry, S'-'nraay LI lg ii l. iu« umcmo wolf) rv ij . Lmg of Thomaeville, president; G. 0, Kluttz of Salisbury, vice president; A. J. Broad, >f Spen cer, secretary; and D V Peeler, of Salisbur , treasurer, The age limit from 18 to 21 for admission was favored. This district is a formidable contestant for the Bryaut cup at the State meeting at Durham, in May, Spencer and Advauoe ledges were awarded prizes for having no suspensions the past year, whilst Coole.mee won the prize for largest gain in membership. The Odd Fellows are prosperous in North Carolina and are very enthused over their success. Cleart Complex on—Removes Skin Blemishes. Why go through life embarass ed and disfigured with pi'-ples eruptions, blackhead?, red rough sbm, or suff iriuj the tortures of Eczema, itch, tetter, saitrhtum. Just ask your Druggist for Dr. Hobsou’s Eczema iCiitmeut. Follow the simple suggestions aud vour skin worries are over. Mild, soothing, * If-cti vs. Excel lent for babies aud delicate, t»n . der skin. Stops chapping. Al ways helps. Relief or money back. 50c, at your Druggist. QUARTERLY MEETING AT ROCKWELL, P, 0. S. of A’s. Have a Big Meeting And a Fine Supper. The Rickwell camp entertained the quarterly meeting of the Pa* triotic Sons of America last Thurs day evening. This was the larg est country gathering yet held, all the camps being represented. Salisbury had the largest delega tiou, having twenty-four members present. A considerable inorease was shown throughout the county to the satisfaction of all, Rock well having gained more than one hundred per oent both in member ship and finances. At some con venient point in the county, a field meeting wi' 1 be held this summer, a committee to arrange for the gathering having been ap pointed At the next meeting wh'ch will be with the Faith camp the laet’Friday in June, officers will be elected. The County Pre sident, J. C Kesler of Salisbury Camp, presided last night. This order is growing rapidly. One of its main objects is to imbue the youthful American heart with de voted patriotism, yet other things such as insurance and fraternal ism add to the efficacy of its work. List, but not least, the Rock well Camp, whose president is the genial, T. J. A. Barger, served an elegant supper to all the visitors. Found a Cure for Rheumatism “I suffered with rheumatism for two years aud could not get my r ght hand tD my mouth for that length of time,” writf*B Lee L. Chapman, Mapletou, Iowa. ‘‘I suffered terrible pain bo I could not sleep or lie still at night. Five years ago I began using Chamber lain’s Liuimeut aud in two months I was well aud have not suffered with rheumatism since.” For dale by A.U Dealers. An Acre in Fruit. Y'u may be surprised at the number of fruit plants you cau place on an acre. You should not limit yourself to an acre, bat here is a list for that much ground : 14 p'nm tree3 set 15x15 feet, 28 pe..oh trees set 15x15 feet, 14 Japan persimmon trees set 15x15 feet, 10 apple treoB set 26x20 feet, 16 pear trees Bet 26x20 feet, 20 fig bushes set 12x10 feet, 50 blackberries set 4x4 feet, 50 dewberries set 4x4 feet, 20 bunch grapes set 10x10 feet, 1,050 strawberry plants (five rows) set 3 feet by one foot. This is a total, all told, of 1,050 strawberries and 228 other plants aud treeeB. No provision has been made for the pecans and Musca dine grapes. These should be pro vided for by using the peoaus for shade trees, and the muscadine grapes should have a place by tbemsBves. This list may be changed or varied at will, omit ting some and adding others to suit local conditions,—H. Harald Hume, in The Progressive Farmer. Strengthens Weak and Tired Women ‘T was under a great strain uu'sing a relative through thr9e months’ sickness,’’ writes Mrs. J C. Van Do Saude, of Kirklaud 111., aud “Electric Bitters kept me frrin breaking down. I will never lie without it." Do yon feel tired and worn out? No ap petite aud food won’t digest? It isn’t the spring weather. You need Electric Bitters, Start a mouth’s treatment today; noth ing better for stomach, liver and kidneys. The great spring tonic. Rdief or money back. 50o. aud $1 00, at your Druggist. Mrs. I. J. Meupin Better. The mother of T. J. Maupin, a well known insurance man here, has just mtdergono a serious opera tion at her home in Roanoke. She is greatly improved aud is now thought to be out of danger. Cough Medicine for Children Too much care cannot be used in selecting & cough medicine for children It should be pleasant t ) take, contain no harmful sub stance aud be most effectual. Ohairiberlaiu's Cough Remedy meets those requirements and is a favorite with the mothers of young childreu everywhere. For Sale by All Dealers. SECURE SUBSCRIPTIONS NOW AND GET BENEFIT OF THE BIGGEST VOTE OF THE CONTEST. Collect All Promises And Those That Are Not Promises Before Noon, April 8th. Here it 11 Wednesday, and though in a way “tomorrow” never comes, yet tomrorow is Thursday and Saturday soon fol lows aud the Eighth of April, marking the close of the moBt im portant offer that will be made during the contest. If you cau’t bring your subscriptions in post them at your nearest office before noon April 8th, and the postmark will be evidence that you secured them before the closing hour of the bonus offer. GET SUB1CRIPTIONS NOW. These last days of the big vote finds every one excited, and if you make your requets for a sub scription in your favor just at this time, you will fiud all your friends ready to listen to you aud oblige you at once. There will be no more delays, no more saying “call again.” You can show them too well how important it is that they should give yon all the help they oau right now. WHY YOU SHOULD W3RK HARD NOW. When you begin to feel a little tired on your rounds you must say to yourself after the eighth I will have to do lots more to secure near the number of votes or any thing like the same results ?o put forth your very best efforts now'. MERIT WINS. The greatest merit a candidate can have is to be persevering and euergetio. It is precisely this that iB goiug to bring you out on top at the close of the contest. MANY DR'PPING OUT. Those who are deciding that they have not presistence to keep it up are dropping from the ranks. This ia pretty good for | those who remain. All the best candidates finds fewer and fewer opponents; but, then, those who are arranged against them are of the same calibre as themselves, and must be reckoned with seri ously. For the present do not even stop to think of the end of the contest. You must go out on a run and get every subscription you can. You will rest easy if you do your best from now until noon April 8th. Think of every prospect. Think of those now. Think of all the subscriptions that have been promised to you later on; think of them who might have promisrd you had you applied to them. Go to your friends and tell them the impor tance of prompt action. Show them that the subscriptions that they give yon between this and April 8ih, will be worth more to you than any other time. Ex plain to them that it may not only mean extra votes for you, may mike all the difference be tween your being merely one of the prize winners, or the winner of the $300 piano. Now. this bonus period will soon be a memory. You are go ing to have plenty of time to rest up after it is all over; But while it lasts, do your utmost. Plunge straight ahead and then when the goal is almost within reach, double your efif irts, get there some how, but be the first. BOTH PAPERS, 1 year $ 1 00. 2,000 votes 2 years $ 2.00. 7,000 votes 3 years $ 3.00.12,000 votes 4 years $ 4.00.18,000 votes 6 years $ 5.00.25,000 votes 10 years $10.00.75,000 votes Salisbury. Miss Blanch Fraley ... 18 200 Miss Mary McQaaga ... 42 900 Salisbury, R F D 1. Mrs. Allie Hoffuer. 88 200 Salisbury, RFD2. Miss Eva Blackwelder, 74 600 do Anna Watson. 47 200 Salisbury, R F D 3. Miss Letha Peeler .... 88 800 Salisbury, R F D 4. Miss Beulah Aguer. 12 200 Mrs. Fannie Morgan.. . 48 200 Salisbury, R F D 5. Miss Fannie Graham .. . 14 6C0 Salisbury, R F D 6. Mrs. Rhoda R. Safrit ... 52 600 Salisbury, R F D 7. Miss Kate Kelly. 14 000 Salisbury, R F D 8. Mrs. J. M. Yost. 22 600 Spencer Miss Ollie Gray. 66 800 China Grove. Miss Ada Linn. 68 200 do Sophie Grabnm. . . 54 200 do Mary Sifferd. .... 62 200 do J. A. Roberts. 49 200 China Grove, Route 1, Miss Agie Lipe. 68 500 China Grove, Route 2. Miss Lottie Fesperman 52 800 China Grove, Route 3. Mi3B Mary Deal . 14 600 Kannapolis, NC Miss Cora Bhuping. 51600 Cleveland. Miss Nora McLaughlin, 76 400 Cleveland, Route 2. Miss Eloise Turner. 14 200 Barber, Route 1. Miss Jettie White. 1000 do Ruth Barber. 42 800 Crescent. Mias Ila Safrit. 42 200 Rockwell. Misa Elsie Misenheimer, 73 600 Rockwei, R 1. Miss Carrie Trexler.... 1000 Rockwell, R 2. Miss Annie Bost. 86 200 Richfield. Miss Essie Lefier _ 1 000 do Doris Ritohie. 36 200 Richfield, R 2. MUs Carrie E. Shaver.. 36 000 Mi. Ulla, R 2. Miss Linda Knox. 1 000 do Thelma Carrigan.. 84 200 Gold Hill. Miss Lucile Shaver. 22 800 do Hannah Jeukins .. 38 600 Gold Hill, R 1. Miss Daisy Morgon_ 1 000 do Jessie Kluttz. 86 200 do Mary Bame. 22 200 Mrs. Erma Morgan_ 42 800 Craven. Miea Addie Caubie.. 12 400 Craven, R 1. Miss Essie Skeen. 40 400 do Mitfcie \gner.; 13 400 Jubilee, R 1. Mias Mary J. Elverson . 40 200 New London. Miss Onme Ivey. 1 000 Wood leaf. Misa Roth lurrent. 88 800 .Mm. Ross Lyerly. i4 6QC BARTLETTE TELLS THE BI66IST. English Sparrow Smokes a Cigarette, And Includes an Oda to Hilarity. Dunn’s Mountain, Maroh 24.— Any person who has doubts as to the ability of the ground hog to hold his own, ure respectfully re fered to the weather for the past month or so. Bros, Venus and Lee seem to have a mania for “ trottiDg out” things that seem impossible. So be it, however, here is the best and most impossible that I have heard of for some time. A oertain party smoked a cigarette and threw the stump away and before it hit the ground along came a sparrow, oaught it on the fly, flew to a near by ham and went to smoking said cigarette stump. Now, if the aforesaid Bros, can beat this, trot out your sparrow. The foregoing is true and can be proven. See? Mrs. E. E. Proctor, of Philadel phia, has returned to that city after a visit to her mother aLd relatives. Mrs. M. J . Cauble does not im prove, but remains about the same. Moses Klutts is building him self a new dwelling house. Our merchant has plaoed a new stock in his store. Whoopingcough has taken hold of some of the children in our vil lage. The Dunn Mountain school will close next month with appropriate exercises, an account of whioh we will give later. Come, Bro. Lee, wake up, send us in the news. We saw in our paper. The Watchman, A weloome from Billie to Lee. We were somewhat surprised and astonished And everyone else ought to be: We are aware of the fact that our brother WaB ready and willing to please, But were not aware of the fact sir That the Bro from G.K.had oheese. The remarks made about our good postman, That he was always on the beat, Were plainly and truly uncalled for, When he has plenty to wear and to eat. Now, that the mud that stioks to his horses, I think oan truly be said, To nothing compared, my dear brother, To the wheels that buzs ’round in your head. You wish for the days to pass swiftly, And your paper you want just at noon, There are others, now don’t be so greedy For you’re not the man in the moon. Don’t you ever think for a moment That Lee's left holding the bag, For we laughed till we nearly had spasms, When we eawhow you mangled the rag, Now your time surely ie coming For your hat has gone up to seed, You will surely have a oase of pellagra When this beautiful poem you read. Now don’t think we are trying to drag you, So that thought from your mind please release, But the thing you are most in need of Is a big box of good axle grease. There ie one thing more now dear brother. Before sending in items of news, Hunt up your old fashioned sorew driver And tighten up all your loose screws. In conclusion we wish to say, Bil lie, Whatever you win in the strife, Remember your friend Bro Bart lette Hopes suooess will attend you through life, Bartlstte . j Champ Says Congress Needs the Brains, Not Presidency. New York, Marsh 28 —Champ | Clark, Speaker of the House of Representatives, spoke in optimis tio vein today at the Bedford BraDob of the Young Men’s Chris tian Association in Brooklyn Op timism was the Speaker’s topic, his discussion ooveriug a wide range of subjects. Asked before he began to say something about the tolls question Mr. Clark re plied : “There’s been too muoh said about it olready.” He said he knew Congress like a book and a more honest set of men never con gregated. “It doesn’t take as much sense to be a good President,” he said, as it does to make a good Con gressman. A President has his Cabiuet to advise him, while a Congressman has to think for hims If.” Speaking of t.he Monroe Doc trine, Mr. 0 urk (aid that not one if the 8 min Americau Republics wou d n-iv.i (x stod fi.rsix months with .ur. n, “The M inroe Doctrine is not J »» U J fi . . .1 ... «u“ui •*'j - ui ujuj cauu uiy an — gwer to thus* wh > eay it is, is in the answer of that great President, Cleveland, that we are the sover eigns of this continent and that uo foreigu Nation shall colonize without taking the chance of get ting a licking from us. “There is civil war in the Mexi oan Republio," he went on, "but did not we have a civil war which destroyed more property and lives than the MexioauB oan destroy in 40 years? We oame out stronger and better and so will they.” Fite Reasons For Letting Whiskey Alone. Dr. Henry Smith Williams, of New York, an eminent specialist in nervous and mental disease, summing up his investigations concerning alcohol and its ef fects, says: ‘‘I am bound to believe, on the evidonoe, that if yon take alcohol habitually in any quantity what ever, it is to some extent a menace to you. If you do this, I am bouud to believe, in the light of what science has revealed: 1 That you are tangibly threatening the physical struc tures of your stomach, your liver, your kidneys, yout heart, your blood vessles, your nervers, your brain; 2. That you are unequivocally decreasing your capaoity for work in any field, be it physical, intel luctual, or artistio. 3. That you are iu some mea sure lowering the grade of your mind, dulling your higher esthe tio sense, and taking the fiuei edge off your morale; 4. That you are distinctly les sening your chances of maintain ing health and attaining long life ; and, 5. That you are entailing upon your decendents yet unborn a bond of incalculable misery.”— The Progressive Farmer. Look to Your Plumbing You know what happens in a house in which the plumbing is in poor condition, everybody in the house is liable to contraot typhoid or some other fever. The digestive organs perform the same functions in the human body as the plumb ing does for the house, and they shouli be kept in “first class con dition all the time. If you have any trouble with your digestion take Cbamerlaiu's Tablets and you are certain to get quick relief. For Sale by All Dealers. Colored Boy Badly Beaten at Spencer By White Youngsters. On Sunday near Spencer some white boys objected to a colored boy Ed Kelly taking a seat on a bridge with them. Infact, it is said the colored boy was seated on the bridge when the white boys came up and demanded the space he occupied. N -t moving as rapidly is the white boys desired they sat upon him with sticks and Btones. His scalp was laid open for several inohes, it requir^ ed seven stitches to close the gash. He was reported dead, so one of the white boys left the communi ty and so far as is known is still going. SPECIAL SERVICES AT UNION CHURCH. Rev. E.C. Cronk, D. D., Will Preach Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Special services have been ar ranged for at Union Lutheran Churoh, in Providenoe Township, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, April 8, 4, and 5. Rev. E. 0* Cronk, D. D., Secretary of Lay men’s Missionary Movement, will be present, and will speak at each service. On Friday evening at seven o’clcck Dr. Cronk will give an illustrated lecture, using the stereopticon to present views of interest in connection with the work of the Lutheran Church in the South. On Saturday morn ing at eleven will be a conference on methods of Churoh work. On Saturday afternoon at three o’clock Dr. Cronk wishes to meet all members of the Churoh coun cil and other members of the can vassing committee. All members of the congregation are urged to attend this meeting. At seven o’clock on Saturday evening there will be another illustrated leo ture showing views of interest in connection with the Lutheran mission in Japan. Dr. Cronk will preaoh at the eleven o’olock ser vice on Sunday, and in the after noon the canvassing committee will visit the homes of the mem bers of the congregation to reoeive subscriptions for the work of the coming year, whioh begins the Srst of May. All members of the congregation are urged to attend all of these services so far as possible, and tbe public generally is cordially invited. Free to the night ser vices and all. Spencer Bank Flourishing, The annual meeting of the stockholders of the Bank of Spen cer was held last Thursday night when the cashier, J. K, Dorset6 Bhowed that during the eleven year’s existence of the bank, this waa the best year, sixteen per cent was gained in deposits and eight per cent ordered paid to the stock holders. The finanoe committee reported every thing in splendid shape and that they would soon conduct their business in another building. The following officers were elect ed: President, Dr. H. L. Monk, Vioe-Preeident Dr. J. W. Carlton, Vice-President, E. C. Sasser, Cashier, J. K. Dorsett, Assistant Cashier, C. L. Bean. The leading citizens of Spencer constitute the bank officers and most of the stock is held there. Many of the railroad men are identified with the bank. Cashier Dorsett has been with the bank since it first opened and knows practically every person in Spen cer. All the officers are business __J_i_i.L. f_ll_t± J_ UJI7U WUU UL1JUJ BUU lull UV/UUUUUUO of all the citizens. W. C. Lisk Up To See Dr. Stokes. Mr. Lisk, who recently under went an operation for appendici tis at the sanatorium, was in town Friday. He will make an oooa sional visit hers until he is entire restored to health. He is lavish in his praise of the institution and the kindness of bis friends whilst confined there. $100 Reward $100 The readers of this paper will be pleased to learn that there is at least one dreaded disease that soienoe has been able to cure in all its stages, and that is Catarrh. Hall’s Catarrh Cure now known to the medical fraternity. Catarrh being a constitutional disease, re quires a constitutional treatment. Hall’s Catarrh Cure is taken in ternally, acting direotly upon the blood and mucous surfaces of the system, thereby destroying the foundation of the disease, and giving the patient strength bv building up the constitution and assisting nature in doing its work. The proprietors have so much faith in its curative powers that they offer One Hundred Dollars for any case that it fails to cure. Send for list of testimonials. Address: F. J. Cheney & Co., Toledo, Ohio. Sold by all druggist, 75o. Take Hall’s Family Pills for constipation.