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* * * A Home Newspaper Published in the Interest of the People and for Honesty in^Q/^Inmentai Affairs. =-- - ." 1 ■- --- 1 ---j-.-- 1 - ai^11-11 t-i—1 ■ ' ■■■ _ - VOL XI. NO. 7. FOUBTH SERIES rf SALISBURY, N, C., WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 3RD, 1915. Wm H. STEWAET, ED. AND PROP. Mem Women Seller Not Toll Wilson Han Examines Arguments For Sut frags and Declares Them Unsound. News and Observer. To the Editor:—The present Legislature will be asked to sub mit the question of woman’s suf frage to the voters. I am opposed to womau suffrage and I have nc patience with those who demand the vote for women on the grounds tiat there is no reason why they ■hon'd not We believe that when a lcng established custom is about to be changed, there should be some good reasou for the ohaoge. Therefore we (eel that the burden of proof is with them to show some good reason why they should vote. One of their leading advocates ha* said that a si gle fact was worth a ship load of argument. We have y«f to fee a single fao* that have presented. Y^t they > hive flooded the country with ship loads of arguments. F ir years their greatest claim has been that their vote would end the whiskey traffic That was the argument. N.w let us calmly look a6 the fact*. Of the eight States that were prohibition up to 1918 wo men voted in only one of them. That was the State of Kansas aud that was prohibition before wo men voted. In 1914 Virginia without woman’s v>te went prohi biti'on by thirty thousand majori ty. In 1912 Colorado voted on 8tate-wide prohibition aud failed In 1914 they voted again and it carried by a little over eleven thousand majority, not enough to make it eveotive; yet women vote there In the same year two oth er States where women vote, Cali fornia being one of them, had a Vote for prohibition and failed In the same year six counties in Kentucky where they have many distilleries and noted for its whis key and where women are noted for their beauty and not for their votes, went prohibition. Again, *uey maim suae women would purify politics and make law more respected. Iu the State of Colorado where women vote there has existed for several months a state civil war between organized labor and State ofSoials, and_what is woman’s answer to this, the same old "If‘ If wo men were holding offices instead of men things would be different." They olaim that there are bet. ter lawa in States where women vote. We herewith present some laws recently enacted by Cali fornia where women vote and Ohio where they do not, a comparison will show ;o.e to be just as good and progressive as ihs ether. California Workmen’s compen sation act, Mother’s Pension act Rural Credits Commission to study European system, Minimum Wage act, a Blue cloud act, Red Light abatement act, law provid ing for wages being paid convicts. Ohio, A Blue Sky law, Torrents’ system of land tenure, State Bank regulation with regular inspec tion, jury verdict in civil suits by a three-fourth vote, thirty million dollars for good roads, a State Commission for regulating liquor traffio, a widows’ aud mothers' pension aot, a pension act for the blind, restriction on number of work hours per day for women, convicts placed under indetermin ate sentence system. it nas been tne pratice ot thos» favoring woman fuffrage to select the best from States where women vote and compare them with the worst whero men voie. But when there is an honest oompari ■ in there will be found that there is no difference. That bring us back to the question. “Then why ■hould they.” I am not one cf those that think woman is inferior to man, for I know she is not, and when I hear men say women haven’t sense enough ti vote, then I know that man hasu” any sense at all. There are many women of stronger intel lect and s( under judgement than many m n, yet the general, aver age of women is neither so strong nor well trained in public matten I as the average man. I do not be< 1 lieve that the present franchise is the best for the country; on the contrary, I think that very many men at pres nt endowed with the vote for ill qualified, either in in , teligeoce or patriotism, to use it That some women who have not the vote are better qualified to nee it than mauy men who have it ie no argumemt for giving it to many women who are even lees fit to use t than men. I think the real question is, would our political fabric be strengthened? wonld leg islation be more respected? would our public and domestio life be enriched? I think not. Some one writirg of the "Old Fashion Mothers” has this to sa<: "Old fashion mothers, God bless them 1 who followed us with heart and prayer, all over the worlds lived in our lives and sorrow’^Lpd our griefs; who knew mare aBppjf patching than poetry; spoke no dialect but that of love, never preached nor wandered; made melody with their hearts and sent forth no books but living volumesi that honored their author and blessed the world.” it women nave a broader mis sion now, in Heaven’s nane let her fulfill it 1 If she have ought to eing, like the daughters of Judah, let her sit. down by the waters of Babel, and the world shall weep; like Miriam let her triumph-strain fl >at gloriously over crushed but giant wrong, and the giant wrong and the world shall hear; but let triumph and lament issue, as did Oracles of old, from behind the veil that cannot be rent, the "inner temple’’ of sacred Home. Within should be enshrined the divinity of the plaoe. Here, and here only, would we find woman; here im prison her, imprison her? Aye, as the lighthouse ray, that floj/ out, pure as an angel's pulse in",o the night and darkness of the world, a star beneath the cloud; but brightest there, warmest there, always there where Heaven did kindle it, within the preoinot, the very aioar place oi nome. is is related ol Madame Lncoiola, a re nowned vocalist, that she rained a splendid voice by her efforts to imitate male singing. Many a sweet voice and gentle influence in the social harmony has been lost to the world in the same manner. There iB nothing more potent than woman’s voice if heard not in the field or the fornm, bat at home. The song bird of Eastern story, borne, from its native isle, grew dumb and languished, seldom did it sing and only when it saw a dweller from its distant land, or to its drowsy perch there came a tone hv.ard long ago in its own* *ocds. So the song that woman sings b at is heard within home's sacred temple. Elsewhere a tram, pet tone, perhaps a clarion cry, bat the late like voice has fled, the “Mtzzosoprauo” is lost in the discords of earth. L»eep aown in tne neart oi every man be full well knows there wonld be oo peaoe, happiness nor even common comforts of life without woman. For her society he would make a sacrifice of every man he knows, of evsry interest in life which the buseuess world counts material For her smiles and kisses he would do suoh bat tle in the very front of war, as neither patriotism nor any other incentive could induce him to face. A great emergency arises man shrinks back from it awed and dismayed. "I dare not, oh I dare not,” he ories, and then the eye of some sweet woman looks into hie, her soft voice whispers, “Dj this for me” and fear is forgotten aud the danger is bravely, trium phantly faced, aud the world pays a tribute to man's daring which a omau’s influence gained. This is the all-powerful influ ence woman has without the note. Will the vote strengthen it or weaken if? I believe that it will weaken it. James Dempsey Bullock, Wilson, N. 0. For Sale,—1 F.-X Typewriter, 1 typewriter desk, 1 Filing oabinet (sectional) 1 small Mosler safe. Apply to JoHS L. Rendlkman. Some Imperint BnsjMies Renirkt Relative to Meddlers in General, We all detest a busybody and oau hardly find words strong enough to express our feelings to wards one who does not attend tc hie own business, Some people are so disposed that they cannot rest easy until they have investi gited their neighbors business, and even neglected their own to do so. This is due to envy on the one hand and slander on the other Envy oaosee ns to desire to possess the good fortune we see falling to others The meddler is satisfied wheu he finds out every little thing about others affairs and is pleased better if there is no good Jlq be found. » j^g is based on egotism, Tt#te'wa not only to undue co le s ow abilities but that yon can at tend ' business better than the; mselves. Slande y uses in the busybodie] terfere where there ia n< their services. ’ There i noy in human nature t out and make known to world the faults of others. Thus the petty defects of some home life is given to the publio and by constant repetetion soon assumes gigantic Bixe, as snow balls rolled over aud over by boys so the happiness of some life is destroyed by a malicious busy body . Trying to atteud to the business of others when we should be about our own, is the cause of many troubles. Those who blow the ooals of others’ strife may chanoe to have theaparki fly in their own faces. We think more of ourselves than others but generally more for Others than ourselves. People often meddle so as to have something to tell, but they are narrow minded and full of sin. They talk about people &nd not things. mere gossip is degrading, toe cultured not only slum it but do not allow themselves to be tempt ed to indulge in it. It is a dirty business and rages in this com munity like a pest. The churohes are hurt by it, and many made enemies by it. Be on your guard, or you will oontraot this bad habit busybodies mean to do harm and they are not sorry when they succeed. They are constant dis turbers of the peace. One never meddles into another’s affairs but with the purpose to do him mis chief. Busybodies cause much trouble by provocation. The most dangerous persen in the world is the go between who, under the mask of friendship acts the part of a double traitor. The less business a man has of his own the more he attends to somebody else’s. o»o nut ue a cariosity seeuer, for in your own mind you have trouble enough The curiosity of an honorable man rests where love of truth does not nrge it on, and love for fellowman bids it stop Busybodies never hold their ouriosity in reasonable limits. Busybodies are seldom moved by the spirit of charity. They are not curious to find where they can lend a helping hand, if it were, it would be an admirable trait inBtesd of deteatible. Any Ohristain gentleman will strive to be free from meddling, he will leave that to the low and shallow brained and respect himself too much to be classed with them. Have nothing to do with other’s affairs, only to lend a helping hand aud then be sure your serv ice wilTTfupl'ft aud bring them nearer to God. L. L. Smith. Your Cold Is Dangerous Break It Up Now. A Cold is readily catching. A run-down system is susceptible to Germs. You owe it to your self and to others of yuur house hold to fight the Germs at once. Dr. Bell’s Pine-Tar honey is flue for Colds and Coughs. It loosens the Mucous, stops the Cough aud soothes the Lungs. Its guaran teed. Only 25o at your Druggist. late! War Nets War Advocates in Italy Break up a Peace Meeting. i Rome, Jan. 81.—1:45 p. m.— Troops with fixed bayonets today re established order at a meeting called by Senator*, members of the Chamber of Deputies, and other prominent persons to for ward a movameuii-^BvfhTjr of Italy maintaining neutrality. Many person*, mostly Republi cans, who oppose neutrality, gath ered at the estranoe to the hall and attacked the neutralists. The ears of Deputy Bruno Belmonte, leader of the neutralists, were boxed and some one spat in his fice. He defended himself with his cane. >, Daring the disorder ories of “shame, Prince yon Buelow has bought you, yen supporters of Austria,” rose from the anti-neu tralists. roues ianea to nanaie tne situ ation and troops restored order. After this incident the anti ueutralis'.s attempted to approaoh the Aust^jtpi Embassy, cjyii g, "dowQ.."witb Austria,” “down with Germany, long live France,” and “long live the war.” The troops again dispersed theorowds. London, Jan. 81—8:55 p m. The toil taken by the German submarine U 21 in its raid late Saturday in the Irish. Sea, in the vicinity of Livorpoqd still stands at three ships, the steamers Beu Ornacheu, Linda Blanche, and the Kilooan, the last a small ves sel. The Kilcoau,s crew was landed today on the Isle of Man by a coastwise steamer. Loudon, Feb. 1.—ll:35p. m. —The batteries protecting Dover opened fire tonight on what is be lieved to have oooh 'another Ger. man raid, but whether by Zeppe lins or submarines, or both, has net been ascertained. An early report from D ,ver said that five Hostile airships were observed there and a later report announc ed they have been driven off by the gun fire of the forts. Another Dover message declared the fire had been directedat German sub marines. Ljuuuuu, x»ou. x.*,ou p. m —» The Commission for relief in Bel gium has received no reply to its offer to purchase the foodstuffs oargo of the American steamship Wilhelmiua, diverting her from Hamburg and avoiding an inter national incident, which is believ ed here to be inevitable if the vessel tries to reach Germany. Recognized Advantages. You will fi d that Chamber lain’s Cough Remedy has recog nized advantages over most Medi cines in use for ooughs and colds. It dees not suppress a oough but looseuB and relieves it. It aids expectorations and opens the se cretions, which enables the system to throw off a cold. It counter acts any tendency of a oold to re suit in pneumonia! It contains no opium or other naroofcic, and may be given to a child as confi dently as to aD adult. We will speak out, we will be heard, Though all earth’s system oraok; We will not bate a single word, Nor take a letter baok. Let liars fear, let cowards shrink, Let traitors turn away; Whatever we have dared to think That dare we also say, We speak the truth, and what care we For hissing and for scorn, While some faint gleaming we caii see Of frseiom’s coming m rn James Russell Lowell. Colds and Ctoup in Children. Many people rely upon Cham berlain’s Cough Remedy implicit ly in cases of colds and croup, and it i over Qisappoints them. Mrs. E. H Th.inas, Lcgausport, Iud , writes: “I nave found Chamber lain’s Cough Remedy to be the nest medicine for colds and croup I have ever Used, and never tire of recommending it to my neigh bors and frieuds. I have given it to my childreu when suffering from croup, ai d if- has never fail ed to give them prompt relief.” tain 21 Dam Yimi No Big Legislation Bnt Way Being Cleared for Actual Work. Monday’s News and Observer. “Looks like ever’thing in the world comer right if we jes wait long enough,” sajrs Mrs. Wiggs, remembering it took Noah 600 years to build his ark. The suffragettes of North Car olina and chief Justice Walter Clark must agree with Mrs. Wiggs when they think of the woman notarise public bill, now a law. Of actual legislation, of State wide legislation, that is, the past week has been practically none. The assembly Iub lost 21 days olj its fair young life and reaohes 60, or thereat passes into the great Much time, however* devoted dnring the It ing days to commit 9 on big subjects. ThS 9 fish hearing, the ii I the short haul r« 1 these took time and all r will 1 ear remits. Ihe rit r>!)«.iied the long and short l-.u! c n.-,i of the Jus tice act. The sentiment in the Senate seems to be along the same line. It is regarded as an act of justice to the short line roads to repeal this section of the Justice act you know. The Anti-Saloon League’s liquor bill trotted into, the assembly Friday. It was accompanied, preoeded and followed by peti tions asking for its enactment into law. Just how many petitions and letters have been received will never be known. But there was some petition, believe that. This Legislature is going to pass some sort of prohibition enforcement legislation. But they will n'ot, some members say, travel all the sunny road with the North Caro*, lina Anti-Saloon League. The bill would absolutely stop the shipment of liquor into North Carolina. ine insurance question will possibly be heasd this week. The committee hearings resulted in but little additional light being thrown on that dark and myste rious mystery. Possibly the out come of it all will be the enlarg muet of the insurance powers, Another State wide primary bill saw the light of day daring the past week. It’s the Weaver Hobgood measure. Without say ing anything for publication about what the house will, or will not do, there’s strong opposition in the Senate to any effective pri mary law. The Workmen’s Compensation Act is in the hopper. While there is no opposition apparent to the just principle involved in the bill, it will not pass iu its present con dition. The objection made to it by members who have studied the provisions is that is too sweeping by far. As usual, the pendulum of reform has swung to its extreme limit. That may defeat the bill just now hung up provides for the inspection of convict camps and jails by the State Board Health. Conditions are very bad in some or toe oampe ana the bill is in tended to remedy these conditions. The joint Committee on Fin ance met informally daring the week* The one great problem facing the assembly, as always, is that of revenue and taxation. But they will solve that problem, they always do. As Senator Gil liam says: “It’s a orowd of pretty level headedbusinest men in the assem bly. Tint's just what they are, level headed business men.’’ The cry ior increased apnragri ations has come from all ths^pfcte institutions, And it is a cry that is insistent, that rings continual ly in ears of the State’s Legisla tors. The Tar Heel Stat9 has ever had the rebutation for oaring for its delinquents and its unfortu nate. The need of the present institutions is great, and the need of additional institutions just as great. But the revenue of the State is limited and all the de mands may not be satisfied, Both sides are lining up for the child lab>r fight. The bill in the assembly to protect the ohildren asks for modern appropriation, only $ 6000 annually. The bill’s advocates olaim that the great State of North Carolina may easi ly afford this sum to protect even a few of its children from exploi tation. That’s about all the happenings i of the State-wide interest. The usual flood of local bills keeps up. The flood will increase to a torrent as the session is onithe wane. It always apd moat invariably does. The folks down home don’t seem to know what they want until 12:30 o’olook on the day preoed 0ii&„adj lurnment. The assembly* blame for it, when as a matter of faot U belongs else where, Another week and the life of the Legislature will have been half spent. Fiom now on the actual work of the assembly will be dono, tud done as well^| circumstance s jormit I ho week was memorable, of jonrse, foi Mr. Bryan’s address so the assembly. Praotioaly eyerj legslator listened to the oommon >r’s message, as always a message pregnant with good for the oom mon people. Many members also attended the different sessions of the North Carolina Conference for Social Service. Those who did mast nave profited by the different re ports reads. Reports prepared and read by North Carolinians, dealing with conditions in North Carolina, and based o i first hand knowledge. The assembly has much work before it; some of whioh must be done. > , ---• •-r- * ^ “The Best Laxttive; I know oT. ‘‘I have sold Chamberlain's Tablets for several years. Peo-"' pie who have used them will take nothing else. I can recommend them to my customers as the best laxative and cure for constipation that I know of,” writes Frank Stronse, Fruitland, Iowa Seven Evils of Papacy. Dr. Josiah Strong, author and well known oongregational minis ter, sums np the evil* of the pa pacy in hia word. “Our Coun try,” in the following convincing and powerful words: “1. The supreme sovereignty of the pope is opposed to the sov ereignty of the people. “1 The oommandments of the pope instead of the Consti tution and laws of the land de mands the highest allegiance of Roman Catholics in the United States. *•8. The alien Romanist who seeks citizenship among us, swears true obedience to the pope, instead of renouncing forever all allegi ance to any foreigu prince, poten tare state or sovereignty as requir ed by our laws. •'4, The papacy teaches religi ous intolerance instead of religious liberty. (See first amendment to the Constitution.) "5. The papacy approves the union of ohurch and state instead of their entire separation. “6. The papaoy is opposed to our public schools. “7. lhe papacy demands the censorship of ideas and the press instead of freedom of speech and the preBS.” Readers will notice that these evils are not questions of religion, bat matter pertaining to civil rights, things in the domain or politics. These constitute the menaoe to free institutions and liberty. This is our tight. We aocept Rome’s challenge aud no power ou earth can drive us from the field.—The MenacfL Ou _vmm-m_ A Test for Liver Complalot Mentally Unhappy, Physically, Dull. Liver, sluggish and iuaot* ive, first shows itself in a mental state— ui happy aud oritioftl. Never is theie j >y iu living, as wheQ the Stomach aud Liver are doing their work. Keep your Liver active aud healthy by usiug Dr Kiug’e New Life Pills; they emptv the Bcwels freely, toDe up your Stomach, cure your Consti pation and purify the Blocd. 25c. at Druggist Buoklen’s Arnica Salve excellent for piles. 1 Senator Misunderstands Menace, Which Brings Forth a Full and Complete Explanation of Interest to all. United States Senate, January 1, 1915. The Menace Publishing Co., Aurora Mo. Gentleman: I am in receipt of your letter of the 17th inst. ask me to read the latest issue of your paper and oppose the move ment designed to exclude it from the mails. Whatever my jj'pinion may be about the polioy . of your paper. I have no intention of voting for any measure which would exolude it from the mails. I believe both in liberty of conscience and the prwsB. Yon deny the first aod clamor for the last. Those who oppose you assert the right to ex ercise the former for themselves, and to deny the latter to you. Snob a condition well illustrates the dangers which must inevitably flow from a successful attack upon any Cor stitntional right now guaranteed to our people, Your paper would exolude those whom you disagree as to matters of religion, from part id govern mental affairs. Those whom you would thus condemn naturallv retaliate by demanding the" exclu sion of your paper from the mails. Candidly, bat with no desire to give offense, the movement against whioh yon protest is quite as just, and reasonable as is the movement whioh you champion. Both are fundamentally wrong. ‘ Yours respectfully, ; (Signed) C. S. Shomas. ; We certainly feel no disposition to take offense at any part of Senator Thomas’ letter, Ou the »jjjntrary, we are more than pleas- ^ id with his frank statement of his adherence to freedom of consci ence and of the presB. The one is of equal importance to the other, If there is any difference in the value of the two, freedom of conscience might properly be given tne nrst consiaeratiou, But Senator Thomas is serious ly mistaken in supposing that The Menaoe is denying freedom of conscience to anyone. The pos sibility that there may be others who have formed the same erro neous opinion suggests the pro priety of discussing that phass of the question in these columns. It is precisely because Rome, through the deorees of her popes, denies the liberty of consoienoe, thought, speech, and press, that we take issue w’th her and oppose the activities of Romish clergy and orders in American politics. One papal document, alone, is sufficient to prove that the papal system not only condemns free dom of conscience, but condemns popular schools free from her own authority, and condemns all reli gions but her own. This height of intolerance was decreed by Pope Pius IX in his notorious •‘Bull Against Civilization,” is sued Deo. 8, 1864. My authority is The History of Romanism by John Dowling, D. D., 1881. Ou page 820 of the volume men tioned may be found the more important items of the syllabus of errors which formed part of the "encyclical against errors” to each of which is perfixed the num ber it bore in the original docu ment. These are the words cf an "infallible” head of the .papal system that no ecclesiastical au- * thority has attempted to set aside. They are today the law of Rome subjeot neither to repeal nor re vision. Permit me to quote: 21—It is an error to say that "The Church (Church of Rome, of course) has not the power of defining dogmatically that the religion of the Catholic Church is the only true religion ” 42—It is an error to say that "In the case of conflicting laws between the two powers, the civil law ought to prevail.” 41 —It is an error to say that "The best theory of oivil society requires that popular schools open to the ohildren of all classes, and generally all publio institutions intended for instruction in letters Continued on page four.