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VOL. xn. NO. I FOURTH SERIES SALISBURY, N. C., WEDNESDAY. DECEMBER-S9TH, 1915. Wm. H. STEWART, ED. AND FBOF. Had Wifi Lite Uea Ypra Geraint P.elods to Ahtt May be Strong Otfens ?e is Bis. Deo 19—The possible prelude o a strong German offensive m vemeut on the western front where the Germans are reported to have received large reinforce ■rents, occurred early Sunday morning against the British line to the northeast of Yprss. The Germans directed clouds of gas •gaiust the British who, iu con junction with the French batter ies, turned their guns on the Ger man trench s engaged iu the gas operations. The British official report of the attack saya that most of the German infantry were prevented by the fire from leavirg their trenehes, while other detatoh meets were driven back befort reaohing the British line. On the other fronts there bar beeu little fighting of importance 'The campaign iu the Balkans ex cept for the purse ; of the Ser bians in northern Albania ai.r minor act.ona bet*v<-u Bu'gariaui and Montenegrins, is virtue ly .-r a standstill, Tbs Bulgarians are •till standing guard at the Gre k frontier where the Anglo-French foroes orcared to make their w»j back to Saloniki. Along the Aus Iro-Itaiian lines in the mountains and rain in thfe valleys are ham paring the Italians in their op ra tions against Gorizia. Near Miute Ban Michele an Austrian trench which formed a salient in the Italian line, wai taken by a surprise Italian infantry attack. Only isolated fighting in which no important results were obtained by either side has taken place on the Run;i;i front. Artillery' bombardments of Turk and alllec poaitim s aud the shelling of Turk ieh positions by hi merits warship* art reportsd from the Gallipoli Psnu suls. The Germau field marshal von Gclts is repotted at Aleppo, form ing an army «ith which it is par posed to operate ag'inst the Suez Canal Field Marshil Sir John French has re iuquiShtid oomm-ind t f the British forces in France and Bel gium tc Gen. Sir Dooglas Haig. Coughs and Colds are Dangerous Few of us realize thc danger of Coughs ana Colds We consider them commou and harmless a I meuta. However statistics tali us ever tnird person dies of a lung ailment. Danger ns Bronchial and Lung di»-a»es follow a neg lected Cold. Ab your bed* strug gles against old germs, no > ett‘r aid oan he had than Dr. King’s New Discoveiy. Its merit has been tested by old and young. In use over 45 years. Get a bottle today. Avoid the risk of serious Lung ailments. Druggists. -— - • • Gti. Villa, Bandit Chief, Quits Revolution. El Paso, Deo. 18 —General Vil la has quit the revolution ai d is expected at tbe border here to night or tomorrow, aocc rding to apparently authentic reports from Obihuabuatoday, Officers of Villa fcrceg in Juarez were told to “take care of them selves.” The advioeB from the South state that Villa formally announ e id his intention of proceeding to the United States, if permiteed to cross the line, or go to Europe Aooording to the advices, the oonuoil of war held at Chihuahua for several days, decided that Gen Villa should retire aud he was so informed. In answer Gen> ral Villa is reported as saying that he realised the time had come for his retirement. Colds Needs Attention Internal throat and chest troubles produce inflammation, irritation, swelling or soreness and unless oheoked at once, ire likely to lead to Berbus trouble. Caught iu time Dr. Bell's Pine Tar Honey loosens the phlegm and destroys the germs whioh hav settled in the throat or nose. It isesoothing aud healing. Pine is antiseptic; honey is soothing— both together possess excellent medioinsl qualities for fighting ..old germs Insist on Dr. Bell’s Pine-Tar-Honey, 25o.a>lDrug tuta. crngman Anderson, Shoots Son In-Lav North Wilkesborc, Dto. 17.— Robert Queen, who was shot anc seriously wounded last week bj Clingman Anderson, at Ander son’s home in the Brushy Mouut aias is reported by physicians ai resting well and will likely re cover. Details of the shooting have not been learned by youi correspondent until today. They are as follows * The Queens live in Alexander County. Robert Queen .married Cling Anderson’s daughter, and il is reported that their home life was not congenial, and thatQuepn frequently beat hia wife. A is a days before the (hooting one .of these home disturbances is said tc have taken place, and after that Mrs. Queen left her husband’i home and oame to her father's, Her father, C'ing Anderson, was net at home, Mrs. Queen toldjhet mother her domeatio troubles, and the reason for her leaving home. Wh n Anderson returned home they told him of the diffioalliei. Ahile they were telling Andersen, Mrs Queen’s husband walked up it, the porch of the Anderson home, Anderson, who became very angry at hia daughter's re ntal of her hnabaud'a oouduot grabbed his gun, and ordered . \-- 4. ^ 1~ ~ 4 the interference of Andtrion'e wife and daughter prevented him irom shooting Queen on the spot. Anderson went baok into the house, got another gun and. went out of the house by another door, met Queen outside in his yard and shot him, thd siict taking effect in Queen’* stomach. The report_ is that Qaeen was shot as he was fix ing to leave the Anderson home, aud was going towards his mule which stood eaddled a short,dis tance away. Shortly after the shooting Cluigmr ; Anderson home aud Ue has not yet been apprehended by officers Anderson, it is said, is a law-abiding oitiseu aud bears i reputation that is good. This is the second time that Robert Qaeeu has been shot. A few years ago, ne wae the victim of s shooting scrape, aud was so badly hurt that ne nad to be taken to a samtorium in btatesville for treatment. $ieo Reward $100. The readers oi this paper will ot pleased to learn tint there is >t least one dreaded disease that science has been able to oure in all its stages and that is Catarrh. Hail’s Catarrh Cure is the only positive oure uow know i to the medical fraternity. Catarrh be ing a 'Constitutional treatment, Hail s Catarrh Cure is taken in ternally, acting directly upon the blood aud mucous surfaces of the system, thereby deitroyiug the foundation of the disease, aud giving the patient strength by building up the constitution and assisting nature io doing its work. The proprietors have so muoh faith in its curative power that they offer One Hundred Dollars for any case that it fails to cure. Bend for list of testimonials. Address: r. j. <K CO., Toledo, o. Sold by all Druggists, 76o. Take Hall’s Family Pills for oonstipation. ——-• w - - - - Judge Shaw's Ruling was Only aslo Juris, diction. Morganton, Deo. 17.—There seems to have been a slight error iu reporting the ruling of Jadge Shaw in the snit of the town against lot owners to force pay nieut for cement sidewalks. Jadge Shaw states his reason for non suiting the cases is that the snits were brought through a magis trate’s court and then appealed to the Superior Court, aud the Judge holda that a magistrate’s courl has uo jurisdiction in eases of this kind, henoe the appeal waa void and that the Superior Court could not try the oase, owing to the lack of jurisdiction in the lower oohrt, He states that the case shoold b< •tarted directly before the Supe rior Court, instead of upon appeal from the lower oourt. There is considerable specula tion aa to the technical point in volved and it will be taken np t( the Supreme Oourt Jadge Shaw states the cases cai be brought up again, but no ^through a magistrate's oourt. --£-— ■ Stale Hews Ileus . 1 '* . # ' News Concentrated tor Those who Want to Know About Home Attairs. Coasting downhill without lights burning, an automobile driven by Brown Helms dashed headlong into a freight train across a street on the outskirts cf Monroe Friday eight, wrecking tile maohine and injuring Misi Bessie Love so badly that ahe died Saturday morning. Her sister, Mis* Port Love, was seriously in jured and sev4|il times it was thought she would die. Mistes Rittie an’d Lethia Davis and Annie Fnndsrburk, other passengers, were more or less serious'? injured. John Bauoom had his shoudler broken and Green Paxton was painfully out on the head. Brown Helms, the driver of the oar, es caped without a soratch. The machine was operated as a jitney. Sheirff D R, Moreland of Lee County, Georgia, died Sunday from wounds reoeived Saturday night in a pitched battle which, cooording to reports, he and six other white men fought with Ne groes in Worth County across the line from Lsesburg. The Negroes soaped. Posses have been ■ ae w/tklrwv f /\W t L a ^JnnH/\A> nr, J A unconfirmed report said two Ne groes had beenr lynched. Sheriff Moreland, it was said, was trying to arrest Jim Keith a Negro, ac cused of theft, After a few shotB were fired in whioh Keith’s wife was slightly wounded, it was said the Negro fled into Worth County whsre thi battle took place when a number of other Negroes oame to Keith’s aid. In a fit of melanoholia brought on by bis enfeebled condition re sulting from pellagra with wbicb he had suffered f r more thaD a year, says the Observer, W. L. Feiiu'o’.i, 89 years crld, committed, suicide Sunday morning at hie home iu Charlotte by shooting himself through the brain with , rifle. Mr*. Fennell was iu auotl r \ room at the time getting break - fast and she rushed into tbe bed room as soon as she beard tbe re port, Her husband was 1> ingin b d, with tbe smokii g 22 caliber magssine rifle on the fleer where it bad fallen lmm diately aft°r the shot, Mr. Fennell bad got ten tbe rifle, piaoed the muzzle above his right ear and tb%u pall ed the trigger with his rhumb His death followed within a few moments, Sft A* the result of an altercation which took place ai the N.rth Fork Baptist Churoh, about 20 miies from Asheville, Sunday af ternoon, Martin Burnett is dead, shot through the heart, William Burnett is in custody, with a alight wound on hit bead and Claud McAfee, the man who used the pistol, is in a local hospital id a precarious condition as the result of knife wounds iufLoted by William Burnett. According to accounts of the tronble received here, all three of the young men, who are all prosperous farmers in the North Fork section, had at tended Sunday sohoool at the North Fork Baptist church, Sun day school was dismissed about 8:80 o’clook and while the people of the neighborhood were holdmg the usual Sunday afternoon in formal meeting in the churchyard the trouble started. The first in timation came with the orack o McAfee’s pistol and the crowd turned in time to see Martin Bur nett fall to the ground, shot through the heart. A second shot struck William Burnett a glano ing blow on the forehead, stunn ing him momentarily, bat failing to stop his rush. He attacked McAfee with a knife, it is stated, and cut him severly. William Burnett theu escaped. -• -«»>• Laughter Aids Digestion. Laughter is one of the most healthful exertions; it ia of great help to digestion. A still more effeotnal help is a dose of Cham berlain's Tablets. If you should be troubled with indigestion give 1 them a trial. The/ oost e quat ter- Obtainable everywhere. Wry aw F iini Da flaielles A Big Effort Conus to t aught on the Part ot the Enunte. LoudoD, D<-c 20 —The an nouncement of the British with drawal from Gallipoli overshad w ed all other war news tonight. For th? British public the abrupt war office statement marks the end of one of the great chapters of the war’s history. The shock of the news wawhard' ly broken by the fact that rumors had been current in the street for seme days, and the withdrawal of the forces had been a matter of widespread pro and oon disoussiou ever since Lord Ribblesdale’s fa mous speech la Parliament in wJiioh he deolared that withdrawal had been recommended by a high military authority. The feeling of the man in the street was generally one of relief mixed with regret. A popular half-penny paper sums up the British publio’s attitade as fol lows; “Thus ends the enterprise of which the highest hopes were built and which, if it had succeeded, would probably have turned the Ude of the war. Oar troops from the first to last were within a few miles of viotory. ” The policy underlying the 'Dar danelles expedition ma/ jtt- be carried to a successful issue in some other part of the Near >£ait but the prospect of forcing « way to Constantinople through fa mous Straits is apparently'relin quished British troops continue to oo cu; > the tip of the peninedia at Seddul Bahr, commanding the en trance to tha straits where m&uy British have declared a new Gib raltar will one day arise The^ p eition here is protected by a double line . f ships atnn it -)a as sar.i’Ml in a v this will be held; A fair degree t f quiet has con on the war fronts daring sl>- p,isb 24 ho:irs and none of the ft repentrd threats of a big t [• tensive in F.ance, it ncrth Res ale,-Galicia and tha Balkans has yet actually materialized. Pe sisteut rep rts of a Greco Bulgarian encounter, resulting from a Bulgarian euip'ise attack ! eeu cleared up by the Greek statement that the encounter took place iu Albanian territory No ou9 was k ! d and few were "’■v.iiided. 0 J ’ was restored promptly aid au amicable inquiry is proceeding. It is announced from Paris that no euimy detaohment has yet crossed the Greek frontier. Mean while, woik on tbe defensive lines around Salouiki is being active’y pushed and the Greek villages in the neighborhood of the lines are being <vauuated by the popula tion . Greek military circles declare :hey are convinced that the forces opposing the Allies will not at tempt to cress the frontier, the Bulgarians because they realize the danger of provoking Greece and the Germius because they are grateful for Greek neutrality and because they realize the tremend ous oost wnich the enterprise would entail. War Upon Paint Pain is a visitor to every home and usually it comes quite unex pectedly. But you are prepared for every emergency if yon keep a small bottle of Sloan's Liniment handy. It is the greatest pain killer ever discovered. Simply laid on the skiu—no rubbing re quired—it drives the pain away. It is really wonderful. Marvin H. Soister, Berkeley, Cab, writes: "Last Saturday, after tramping around the Pana ma Exposition with wet feet, I came home with my neck so stiff that I couldn’t turn. I applied Sloan’s Liniment freely and went to bed To my surprise, next morning the stiffness had almost disappeared, four hoars after the second application I was as good «» new.” M&roh, 1915. At Draggiate, | £001 i Read Th» Watchmam and Racoon P, esii nl a:d Mrs Gall V d Neither Music, Ushers Nor Flower Bills a Brief Service at Bride's Home, Washington, Deo, 18 —rPresi dent Wilson and Mrs. Edith Bel ling Galt were married here at 8:80 o’clock tonight, with a simple ceremony in the bride’s home in the preseuoe of less than .thirty guests, mostly relatives. They left socD afterwards for a two* weeks honeymoon at Hot Springs, Va. Their private oar was at tached to a special train leaving the Capital for Hot Springs after 11 o’clock tonight. The President dined as usual at the White He use at 7 o’clook with his daughters and afterwards drove to his bride’s home about a mile from the executive mansion. A cold driving rain which awept the city all day cleared oif at sun set and the evening was cool arc pleasant. Everything was in readiuets when the President arrived, an. the ceremony proceeded without music. Neither the President nni Mrs. Galt had auy attendants and there were no ushers or Howe; girls. Neither the army, the navy, nor the diplomatic corpt was represented, tne occasion ue iug what both of the couple hue wished it to be—a home wedding On the drat door of the bride's home, in two ccmmunioating looms, a wedding bower bad been arrauged with a background of farleyauce and maiden-hair ferus extending from the door to the ceiling. Overhead there was a canopy of green in the iorm of a ihbil lined with Sootch heather. In the background and at the oen ter was placed a large mirror framed with orchid* and redact ing the scene. Above the mirroi Was a spray of orchids across a background of fern* and the oor aara- of th9 canopy were oaught with 'trohids. American beaut; roses were on both side* of the canopy, beneath which was * prayer rag ou which the President and Mrs. Oalt knelt daring the oeremony. Just at the h^ur set for the oere mouy tne President and his bride appeared at the head of the stair oase, which was decorated with ferns, asparagus vines and Amer ican beauty roses. They descend ed to the lower door wnere the guests were grouped about luform a.iy. Th8 Rev. Herbert Scott Smith, rector of St. Margaret's Protest ant Episoupal Churob, of which the bride is a communicant, was waiting beneath the canopy to perform the ceremony, and with him, to assist, was the President’s pastor, the Rev James H. i'aylor, ot the Central Presbyterian Church. iuis. vv imam ajl. juuuiu^, blit) bride’s mother, gave her away. The President stood to the right of the clergymen and the bride stood on their left. At onoe, Dr. Smith began the words ol the Episcopal marriage s-rvioe, tne President making his responses first, and then the bride making herB, Alter the bride prom sed to ‘‘love, cherish and obey.” the President placed the wedding ring, a plain band of gold, upon her finger aud then, after a pray* er, and while the couple clasped their right hands together, Dr. Smith declared them man and wife. The brief and simple cere mony was over The entire party then turned to the dining room where a buffet supper was Berved. The deo ra* tions there were in pink and on the buffets were banked growing ferns and pink roses. The tables were decorated with Lady Stanley rose blossoms. On a table in the oenter was the wedding cake—a fruit cake several layere high, or namented with sprays of pink or chids in the oenter. Mrs. Wilson cut the cake without formality and no arrangement was made for be stowing bits of it upon others than those in the wedding party. During the ceremony and at the lunoheon afterward, during whioh a string orchestra played, the bride wore her traveling dress, a black silk velvet gown, with a pic ture hat of black beaver with no trimmings whatever, exoept one feather slightly upturned ou the left side. At her threat she wore the President's wedding gift, a magnifioant diamond bcoooh. Whitehead Klultz For Neutrality. The following fr^m the Balti more Sun of Thursday will be of interest in Salisbury, Charlotte and ehewhere throughout the State: “Amid the redolent odors of pines brought from the Old North State’ the North Carolina Society of Baltimore held its thirteenth an nnal banquet last night at the Em. erson Hotel, listened to aooounte of its past and present glory and applauded the elcquent plea of Whitehead Klnttz of Washington, secretary o f the International Joint Commission for the observ anoe of true neutrality in the present war. ‘‘We are not Germans or Eng lishmen that we should join in this war of hatred,’ he said, “We sre all Americans with no prefixes or affixes. This Nation has a greater mission than oan be ac compliahtd by fonse or arms or cower of wealth. It stands for ihe redemption of the Nations nil is tbe only Nation now up Idiug the torch of humanity nd religion. And the time may et ccme that through the in strumentality of the United States hA wnrIH will urrain mUh tKc siug of that heavenly choir on th* ■irst Christmas: ‘Pei ce on Barth, Goodwill to Men.” ’ * Dr. Rylaud 0. Sadler, the re tiring president, who will be suc ceeded by William H. Parker, was tosstmaster. and among other speakers were Mayor Preston William Maibnry. president of the Southern Maryland Sooiety; W. Miles, Collector of Interna tional Revenue; John Daniels di rector of the Sooial Service Cor poration, and T. M. Robertson, president of the North Carolina Society of the District of Colum bia, Why You Should Use Chamberlain’* Cough • Remedy, . Because it has an established reputation won by its good works. Because it is most esteemed by those who have used it for many years, as oocasiou required, and are best acquainted with its good qualities, Beoause it loosens and relieves a cold and aids nature in restor 1 g the system to a healthy con dition. Bsoause it does not contain opium or any other narotio. Because it is within the reach of all. It only oosts a quarter. Obtainab'e everywhere. White Sf-,1 Line Willing to Pay $564,003 Titanic Claim:. New York, Deo. 17.—The White Star Line has agreed to pay $664, 000 in settlement of all olaims arising from the sinking of the Ti tanic on April 15, 1012, when more than 1,500 persona were drowned, attorneys for the line ann~nnoed here today. Of this amount approximately $500,000 would go to Amerioau claimants aLd $50,000 to Br tish claimants, while $114,000 would be fcr in terest and experts in connection with the numerous suits. Forty-four attorneys, represent ing that number of persons out of more than 60 who filed claims, have signified their willingness to accept the terms. If all of the claimants, both in this country and Great Britain agree to the proposition the White Star Line will be released from all farther liability growing out of the Titanic disaster. 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New York, Deo. 18.—With the arraignment here today of Paul Koenig, eaid to be the head of the German secret service in this country, and Riohard Emil Lsy endecker, a New York art goods dealer, on a charge of oonspiring to blow up the Welland Canal, Federal officials asserted they had in their hands the dues to aootD* trj-wide oonspiraoy to blow sp munition plants, whioh has el* ready resulted in the loss of many lives and destructions of millions of dollars worth of property. For several years Koenig has been the head of the deteotive force employed here by the Ham** burg-Amerioan Steamship Oem* pany. The oompany, whioh is subsidized by the German govern* ment, was quiok to oome to his md and through a looal surety jonoern, supplied $60,000 bail for aim and $80,000 bail for Leyen* decker. The arrest of Koenig and Ley* sndeoker was coincident with the trrest by county authorities of Frederick Scheindt, a clerk in the vT _ A • i . . . _ _ L,“U1UU«‘ \JibJ DBDK. DOOeiuaBt detectives olaimed, confessed that tie was employed by Koenig to supply him with information re* girding the ^shipment of muni— tions to the alliei. This informa* cion was obtained through tele grams a'nd letters to the National .jity Bank, whioh has had a prom inent part iu the purchasing in this country of supplies for the allies. Scheindt said he reotived #2 j a week from Koenig, the po lice added. Soheindt told the po lice he was a German reservist and aoted only from patriotic mo tives. Soheindt was arraigned before a police magistrate on an affidavit charging him with suspicion in the laroeny of documents and messages valued at $100,000 from che National City Bank. He was held in $25,000 bail for a hearing Monday. Important evidence regarding Koenig’s activities is understood to have been obtained from Fred erick Metzler, arrested in connec tion with Koenig and Leyeudeok er. Metzler also was employed rv the Hamburg-Amerioan line and aoted as stenographer to Koe uig. A high federal official said Metzler had offered to turn State’s evideuoe and had already supplied the government with muoh valu able information. --- • ST. PAUL ITEMS. Christmas is almost here and we are getting ready for a big time. | lhe Christinas servios at St. Pad’s will be at one o’olook, Christmas eve. Everybody is oor* dially invit'd to Dime, Bill Webb has moved np to Dr, H. C. Hunt arger s for the winter. Bill and the Dr. oanght a fine o— possum. He weighed twelve poands. Venns if yoa can beat that trot ont year opossum hunt ers. The St. Panl’s B. A. 3. club had a fine meeting last Saturday night at 0. R. Julian’s. Bill Koon was seen in China Giovs Sunday evening the first time in a month ot longer. 0. R. Yost, the wood-sawer, was si wing wood for W. A. Cline yesterday. Any one wishing to have any wood sawed see Yost. The school at Yost College will dose the 23rd for ten days for Christmas, t I wish every reader of thsse items merry Christmas and a hap py new year. 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