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A Home Newspaper Published in the Interest of the People and for Honesty iniJGovernmental Affairs, VOL. XI. NO. 16. FOURTH SERIES SALISBURY, N. C., WEDNESDAY, APRIL 7TH, 1915. Wm- H. STEWART, ED. AND PROP. Boiai Cmij Comeuent A large Crowd Visited Salisbury on Thurs day. April 1st. to Attend ihe Commencement The county school commence ment held in Salisbury last Tbnrs day wi'l do d ubt find a welcome place iu the history of Rowan C 'unty. At eleven o'clock sharp the parade began it’s march down Mam Stre t Sixty of the eighty-fiv0 county publio schools participated in the parade and for this Chief of Police J Frank Miller was chief marshall and had a number of abl6 assist ants. There were two bauds and the patriotic orders were also rep resented in this procession. At one o’clock the contests were begun at f.ur different p aces, the old oonrt house, the recorder’ll c iurt room, the city school audi torium and the recitition rooms of the city school, while the ex hibits were on display in one In: es street room of th“ Grubb building. At ail of these plaoes as well as for the athletic sports iu the af ternoon large orowds gathered to witness the same. Probably the greatest i terest centered in contest it/ the old court house where the awarding ot 193 dipt mas also took place ThiB meeting was presided over by Superintendent R G Kizsr and Dr. Thomas Lingle of Davidson College, was the chief speaket and hia address Was a masterly effort. Ha is a Rowau County man and it was a great pleasure for those who were preseut to listen to this able speaker. Id recitation the first prize of 15, donated by the Fair Associu was won by Sophia Hall, of Steele Township, whose subject was “Who Will Open the Door for bile Es^ella Hurley, The awarding of the certificates of attendance was by Mayor Wood son and was done in a most happy manner. In the declamation contests in the recorder’s ocort room, nnder direction of Superintendent Barnes of the Spencer Schools, the first prize of |5. was awarded to Ray Monroe, of Franklin Town ship, his theme being “Appoma tox ” and the seoond prize of $2.50 went to Levi Trexler, of Morgan Township, who told of of "The Doty of the South.” The debate at the city school nnder the direction of Prof. J A. Leitch was a most interesting fea ture of the oommenoenieut and the question debated was: "Resolved, That the United States should adept the policy of subsid zing its. merchant marine ei gaged in foreign trade.” The negative side was taken by tba schools of Mt. U!la and China Grove and the affirmative was up held by ri-prasantatives of Granite Q urry and Morgan Township schools. The medal for the best essay by boys was won by Wesley Morgau of Morgan Township and the same was donated by Holsbouser and Howan, while Miss Helm Bailey, of Woodieaf, won the girls prize of $5, for the best essay on Farm Life Schools. GIRLS ATHLETIC CONTESTS . Five schools participated in the girls athletic contest, 24 girls en tering the fonr oontests, as fol lows: China Grove, Sadie Correll, Mabel Goodnight, Grace Ketchie, Elmira Meetze. East Spenoer, Willie Robinson, Mae Christenbury, Queeu Graeber, Velmer Bowles. Ellis School, Annie Eagle Beu lah Meetze, Pinkney Mtetze, Nola Ridenh ur. Woodieaf, Blanche Currant, Bath Currant,- Eva May Wetmore, 8idie Click, Fannie Bell Benson, Tro'j Hellard. 8>!i bury, Margaret C unoil, Bmlah Liuk-r. N ii* Bruce, Sadie Moyle. Grace Aaron. Hop, Skip and Jump Contest, |st plaoe woo by Margaret Ooun oil of Salisbury, covering a dis tance of 88 feat in three continu ous movements,"- "‘china Grove pa me second witonn sW.-'etahie. Ball Throwing for Distanoe, China Grove won 1st place, Sadie Oorrell sending ball 186 feet; Woodleal oame second, Blanche Currant, throwing 180 feet. Egg and Spoon Race, Salisbury won first place, Margaret Counoil reaching the line first; China Gr ve second with Carrie Ketohie Relay Race, Salisbury won 1st place; Woodieaf second. In both hop, skip and jump and in spoon race China Grove tied with Salisbury, Margaret Council for Salisbury and Carrie Ketcbie for Chin i Grove, In working off the tie Salisbury won in both in stances . Special features were the basket ball games between Eatt Spencer and China Grove and the first and second teams of Salisbury High School. China Grove and the first high school team were the winners. Referees in the athletic contests were: Horton, Goodson, Carter and Barnes and the girls’ ocntests were in charge of Miss Jennie Sul livan. The following report from the contest held at the city graded scbols: i rat n l-o rl n Poor] i rwv vat nvisn Indian story book, Catherine Blown, China Grove. Second prize, Ribbon, Ada Over cash, Cress school. Second Grade Reading, first prize, Child Stories and Rhymes, won by Thomas Griffith, Granite Quarry. Second prize, ribbon, Oornie Menius, Cress school. Third Grade Reading, first prize St ry Book, won by Margie Wet more, Woodleaf. Second prizs, ribbon, Lather Gillon, China Grove. Fourth Grade Reading, first prize, Robinson Crusoe by Buer baum, won by Gladys Pouncey, China Grove. Fefth Grave Reading, first prize pair of shoes Empire store, won by Cromie Bodie, Granite Qaarry. Second prize, ribbon, Emerson Sides, East Spet oer. SPELLING. Seooud Graue bos of candy, Sa leeby, won by Stacie Hutchinson, j East Spenoer. I Seooud prize ribbon, Thomas Lyerly, Wood leaf. Third Grade, ball by Arey Hard ware Oo.. first prize Herman Ken erly, Woodleaf. Second prize, ribbon, Laoile Thomason, Franklin. Fourth Grade, first prize, tie presented by V. Wallace <fc Sons, won by Lee Klattz Granite Quar ry Second prize, ribbon, Kay Fes peiman, Cress Bchool. Fifth Grade, first prize, foun tain pen presented by Smith Drug Co., won by Beatrice Holder, Trading Ford. Second prize, ribbon, Preston Eagle, Ellis school. Sixth Grade, first prize, hat, presented by Belk-Harry, won by Ada Burton, Ellis sohool. Second prize, ribbon, Beulah Overman, Franklin. ARITHMETIC. Third Grade, first prize, hair ribbon, presented by Bradley and Lambing, won by Amy Benson, Wocdleaf. Secoi d prize, ribbon, Shuford Peeler, East Spencer. Fourth Gfftde, first prize, pre sented by D. Oestreioher, won by John Davis, China Grove. Seoond prize, ribbon, James Leonard, EIHb school. Fifth Grade, first prize, all wool swearer Dy j . r eiamau <s oous, won by Leoa Tarlton, East Spen cer. Second prize, Myra Myers, VaDce mill. Sixth Grade, first prize, pair of tennis shoes won by Martha Shu ford, China Grove. Second prize, ribbon, Troy Hil* lard, Woodleaf. Rneults of these contests were 1st prize China Grove, points, $10, donated by V. Wallace & Sons Second, Woodleaf, 40 points, $5 The committee for judging the county exhibits was oomposed of Mist Nell JohnBou and Mitt Min nie Littman of Salisbury schools and Miss Heller of the 8pencer School, and they rendered the fol lowing decision: The prize of $5,00 for tbe best general exhibit won by China Grove. The prize of $2.50 for the best exhibit drawing was won by China Grove. The prize of $1.00 for the school showing the best writing done in all lines of work was won by East Spencer, The prize of CO cent* for the pu pil showing the beat ooKeotion of writing was won by Della Mae Peeler of Bait Spencer. The prize of $2 60 for the beat map of North Oarolina was won by Doroas Hillard, of Woodleaf high sohool. All the work deserv ing of the highest commendation. The piize of $4 00 was awarded Granite Qaarry for the beet maroh ing and general appearance in line, A pleasing effect was made by each child oarrying a red and whito banner with “Granite Quar ry" on it The judges for this prize were Mesdames J E. Hennessee, M. 0 Linton and J D. Heilig, The Salisbury Public school pre sented a beautiful appearance as a body and, eaoh child showed the resn ts of training. Distinction for the beet march ing iu the High Sohool was award ed to Mr, Leitoh’s class, the 10th grade. Tne best marohing in the Gram mar school was done by Mibb Klutts’s class, the 6,h grade. Miss Margaret Johnson’s 2nd grade won this honor in the primary depart ment. Judges of the Publio sohool marching were: Misses Janet Quinn, Mary Wood MoKeDzie and iurs* u at. minor. The exhibit* in the Inniu street room of the Grubb building were the most extensive and best ever shown here. Some of the work was remarkably fine and showed np well for those who had execut ed. Praotioally ev9ry pupil of the primary department of the oity sohools was represented in this display. The drawings, both in piotures and maps, were Bplen die and the other work was far su. perior to any ever placed on exhi bition at a sohool commencement iu this oouuty. The ohildren of the oity and Spenoer sohools had nothing on their “oouutry cous ins” in the exhibit department for the pupils from the rural dis tricts had some remarkably fine work on display. Those in oharge of exhibits are grateful to Mr. Ghas. Propst, manager of the Grubb building for the free use of this room. - Stomach Trouble Cored, Mrs. H. G. Cleveland, Arnold, Pa., writes, “For some time I suffered from stomaon trouble. I would have sour stomach and feel bloated after easing. Noth ing benefited me until I got Cham berlains’ Tablets. After taking two bottles of them I was oared.” “The Man From Home” to Be Presented Here Chautauqua Week - - ' - , *"*■ V WELLS WATSON GINN AND THE CHARACTERS HE IMPERSONATES IN “THE FROM HOME.” A BLIND man sitting In a Chautauqua audience In Michigan last summer, following Wells Watsqn Ginn’s ren dition of “The Man From Home,” declared that had he not been informed otherwise he woul# surely have , thought that the play was being produced by a group of actors Instead of by one man. Eti h character with its distinctive quality of voice became real. it is doubtful, however, If the play was any more real to this blind man than to those who could see, for he missed the expression of face and the gestures and other features of the impersonation which still further distin guish each one of the characters which Mr. Ginn portrays. Best of all. Booth Tarkington, one of the authors of the play, has heard Mr. Ginn give the interpretation of same and expresses his delight in a personal letter to him. On more than 100 Chautauquas last season, on a tour beginning in Mississippi and extending on up into Illi nois, Mr. Ginn gave this play, and it was conceded to be a leading feature of the program. On June 8 a communication to the Redpath Bureau was revived from Winona, Miss., signed by live people. It read In part as follows: “Our people were delighted with Mr. Wells Watson Ginn. “The Man From Home’ was one ot the most attractive entertainments of our Chautauqua, and we wish It could be repeated here. Competent judges pronounced it one of the best readings that they had ever heard.” Mr Ginn is to appear here on the big Redpath Chautauqua program. | Latest far News One Steamer Seek by Gernaos. German steamer Sunk In Baltic Sea. London, April 4.—The steamer Oity of Bremen of Dublin has been sunk by a German submarine off Wolf Book in the English Chan nel, about 15 miles south of Lauds End, Cornwall. Four members of the crew were drowned. Twelve survivors have reao'ied Penzanoe. London, April 4 —The sinking of the Turkish armored cruiser Medjidieh is reported in a Ren ter’s Petrograddispatoh. A semi, official communication from Se bastopol to Petrograd says that the Medjiedieh struck a mine near the Russian ooast last night and went down. London, April 4 —Stubborn battles are still being fought for, the passes in the Carpathians, but elsewhere comparative calm ap pears to prevail. The Austrians today admitted they had been forced to retreat in the Baskid Mountains, while tonight they olaimed to have repulsed many Russian attacks and to have takeD more than 2 000 prisoners. Nevertheless, it is the opinion of the military experts that the Ans tro-German forces will have to retire to the mountains south of the Carpathian range and make another effort there to prevent the Russian armies, and particularly the Cossacks, from swarming over the plains of Hangar/. The Ger mans have made a slight advance on the Yser front, where they have taken a village from the Belgians, bat it is not believed any big at tempts wilt be made in this re gion, as floods, whioh can be brought about at any time by opening the sluices, offer an im penetrable barrier to a general ad vance. Fighting also continues in-the forest of I<e Prete which has been the soene of a long and sanguinary battle. Nothing new has been received from the Darda nelles or the Turkish fronts, sf though a Russian Bemi-official report says the Turkish protected oruiser Medjidieh struck a mine and sank. Rome. April 4 —Despite the difficult pass to whioh negotia tions between Italy aud Austria have oome Prince von Buelow, the German Ambassador, continues his efforts to bring about an ad justment. His latest proposal, it is understood, is that the territory which Austria might be ceded to Italy be oocupied by Switserland daring the remainder of the war, and turned over to Italy when peace is concluded. This sugges tion was advanced, it is stated, to insure Italy’s continued neutrali ty. It is said that Italy also re jected a proposal that Germany hold the territory to be ceded to Italy. It is generally felt that iltn A mbnaaa ininnt «lnn in •— r-~“ impracticable. Washington, April 4.—London April 6.—A Reuter dispatch from Stockholm says the German steamer Grete Hemsoth struck a mine in the Baltic and sank, and that members of her orew were drowned. The Grete Hemsoth was a vessel of 1,564 tons. She was engaged in traffic between Sweden and Germany. The Russians are on the Hun garian side of both the Dukla and Lupkow Posses, and aided by re inforcements, are gaining the heights whioh dominate Uzsok Pass. Even the Austrian official report admits that fighting is tak ing plaoe in the Laboreza Valley, south of Lupkow Pass; while the Russians tonight aunounoe the capture of Ciena, an important station on the high mountains between Lupkow and Uzsok Pass es, where they captured much amunitions and provisions. The Russians also are advancing from Dukla Pass on Bartfield at the head of the line of railway run ning south into Hungary anc fighting not far from Mesolaborez another important railroad head On Saturday and Sunday thej oaptured in the Carpathians up wards of 8,000 prisoners. Thej olaim another suooess m Bukowi jut and the capture of anothei thousand prisoners, while the Austrians also assert that they repulsed a Russian force whiob attempted to cross the Dniester River. Genoa, April 5.—Via Paris, April 6 —News was received here today that a German Submarine had sunk the Italian steamer Lui gi Parodi, which left here on Jan uary 22 with a cargo of coal. The report has caused a profound impression here and there are many exprrssions of resentment. Great excitement prevails and the authorities have taken strong measures to protect the German colony and German shops from the possible exaotion of reprisals Berlin, April 5,—By wireless, an Overseas Agency dispatch from Anthens says the British battle ship Lord Nelson, stranded inside the Dardanelles straits, has been destroyed by Turkish shore guns, A war oounoil held by the Brit ish and French Admirals, the An thens dispatch continues, desired to portpone the attempts to foroe the Dardanelles on aooount of the insufficient strength of the land ing expedition. -• • Deafness Cannot be Cured. by local applications, as they can not reach the diseased portion of the ear. There is only one way to oure deafness, and that is by constitutional remedies. Deaf ness is caused by an inflamed condition of the mucous lining ci the Eustachian Tube. When this tube is inflamed you have a rumb ling sound or imperfect hearing, and when it is entirely dosed, Deafness is the result, and unless the iuflamation oan be taken out and this tube restored to its norm al condition, hearing will be de stroyed forever; nine cases out ol ten are caused by Catarrh, wind is nothing but an inflamed condi tion of the mucouB surfaoes. We will give One Hundred Dol lars for any case of Deafnesi (caused by catarrh) that cannot be cured by Hall’s Catarrh Cure, Send for oiroulars free. F. J. Cheney & Co., Toledo, Ohio. Sold by Druggists 75o. Take Hall’s Family Pills foi 1 constipation. Onim Flavor In Milk, Id a few days more the dairy men of the State will be seriously inoonvenienoed by the presenoe of an onion flavor iu the milk, Es pecially is this true says Mr. Eat mon of the foot hill region, be cause wild onions grow very abun dantly there aDd it is practically impossible for the oows not to eat them. The flavor from the onions gradually disappears after the oows are fed about two pounds of molasses with the regular feed, the flavor is also reduced tut not entirely controlled. With a view to eliminating the flavor entirely, Mr. Daton is conducting a series of experiments at the Pender County Test Farm. These experi ments consist ofv arious methods of handling the milk end of feed ing the cows. Anyone interested in the results ot these teste should write to the Office of Dairy Ex perimentation for the results. *or the larger creameries, a bulls in recently issued by the United itate Department of Agriculture vill be of vaiue. The February Bulletin of Tne Department ol Agriculture, “Report on the Pied mont Soils,” by 0. B. Williams, chief, Division of Agronomy, is one of the most valuable bulletins issued by the Department recently and every farmer of the State who is interested in the work of im proving his soil should write fot a copy. Several tables and lllua trations throughout the bulletin call attention to results of ferti lizer exyeriments carried out in the Piedmont sections. Nothing ao Good for a Cough or Cold. When you have a cold you want the best medicine obtainable ao as to get rid of it with the least pos sible delay. There are many who consider Chamberlain’s Cough Remeby unsurpassed. Mrs. J. Boroff, Elida, Ohio,.jays, “Ever since my daughter JiS^was cured of a severe cold and cough by Chamberlain’s Cough Remedy two years ago, I have felt kindly dis posed toward the manufactures of that preparation. I know of nothiug so quick to relieve a cough or oure a cold.” General Nsn Bantu Items of Interest to oir Renders Githered and Condensed for Quick Assimilation. The coast storm of last Bator* day olaimed ten viotims in the vicinity of the Delaware capes. They were the orews of the oonsol* idation Loal Company's barges Nos. six and nine from Baltimore for Boston who were drowned when their crafts foundered near Cape Henlopen. A tog stood by for hoars bat the fary of the sea made it impossible to rander as* sistanoe. Norfolk, Va., April 4.—From all parts of the Atlantio Ocean today and tonight reports of ship* wrecks and probable loss of life are reaching this city. With the exception of the loss of 10 lives, when the tog Edward Lookenbaoh a. _ l_n__ " wv |rtv«B wu i-iuao vnpo j ua— serday, the moat alarming news was received of the probable loaa of the Holland steamer Print Maurits, The vessel when last beard frcm was in latitude 80.10 oorSh; longitude 74 east. She <eut out wireless oalls for assist ance and reported that Bhe was in a dangerous condition. That was iarly yesterday morning, Two British warships, the steamer oity of Montgomery, the ooast guard cutter Onondaga and several other vessels rushed to the assistance of the Prins Maurits. The British warships, one of which was the Ooronia reached the position given oy the steamer at 8 o’olook yes terday afternoon. Wireless mes sages picked up along the ooast tonight indicated that none of these vessels had found any traoe of the steamer and the opinion was expressed that she had gone dewn with all on boaj ~ The North 04 oiation will hole nig In' 3rd anu^ ing of no? to be Hon. Thomas W. j^gpgory, the Attorney-General of t&e Unit ed States, and Hon, DeLanoej Niooll, of New York. The ad dress of welcome will be delivered by Governor Looke Craig; the re sponse br Mr. F. 0, Harding of Greenville. The president’s ad dress will be delivered by H011- J Crawford Biggs, of Raleigh. A slight earthquake shook was felt at Rome on Monday mourning. The people were greatly alarmed but no one wat hurt. We are informed by a dispatoh from Constantinople that the Turks on Sunday and two Rus sian ship and allied mine sweeper whioh approached the Dardanelles. Earl Cotton who escaped from the State farm of the North Caro lina prison last summer, after serving 6 years of a 80 year sen* tenoe has been oaptnred in Whites burg, Kentucky, and will be taken baok to Ra'eigh. He deolares that he was betrayed by a oom - panion who gave him away for a reward of 825 00. Cotton was oharged with complicity in the murder of Dr. E. W. Smith. Benjamin Harvey Garrison, who was 102 years old on the 24th of last January, died at midnight Friday at his home in Millard Creek township, in Meoklenburg county, the same towcMhip m which he was born and where all of his long life had been spent. Mr, Garrison’s age is well authen ticated and there is no doubt Of the figure being oorreot. He is snrvived by four children. For more than 60 years he was an eld er in Mallard Greek Presbyterian Church and for 87 years, until ill health compelled his retirement, he was clerk of the session. .—-, Whooping Cough. Well—every one knows the ef«* feot of Pine Forests on Coughs. Dr. Bell’s Pine*Tar-Honey is a remedy which brings quick relief for whooping oough, loosens the mucous, soothes the lining of the throat and lungs, and makes the coughing spells less severe. A family with growing ohildren should not be without it. Keep it handy for all oougfais and oolds. 25o. at your Druggist. E Iso trio Ritters a Spring Tonis.