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A Home Newspaper Published in the Interest of the People and for Honesty in Governmental Affairs, VOL, XII. NO. 3 FOURTH SERIES SALISBURY, N, C., WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 5TE,-m^. (y Wm, H- STEWART, ED. AND PROP* Mo:e km'mn Down! SiBkjng af S'eam r Pe a 6y Submatim rtaiuia of lbs w. r tws Samoan Jan l — 1 Qe British passes ge: steamship Perg , with two o: more Amencuus . heard, has beoi • auk in. the esetTu Mediserra oean by a submarine. The tui story has not yet been told bat U is feared the dimeter, from tbs standp lutof logs cf life amon$ do .-belligerent voyagers, wii rani seooud only to the sinking Of the Lusitania fibers McNtelyof Monroe, N. C, whi was on Ins way to take tfflee as Amencau counsel at Aden, Arubm ; ui d Chanes Grant of Best >u w-ie on the Persia. Unofficial figures indicate that there were about 160 passengers ou Loaid th5 I'uisic, a vessel o: nearly 8 000 tens, und Letweei 850 aud 3JO ma nners of the ere*, iiour Deals, each capable ut carry ._ n psisvjiig away, and ihoi: oorupauts wer« pi;k,d up by b •teamer bound for Aiex:- udria. it has not been established now wany were aide to disembark oi the t hi all loats but a message re ceived «.t Washington from Rdi •rt P. Skiut.er, American cq sul geuerai at L ndo;, based presum ably on th- British Admiralty's Report, says that nearly all cu 'll ard the fe.sl'a perished. Although the nationality of the •hi marine which sauk the Persia has not been esteblished, it is gen erally assumed iu Wasbi igton tc have bfeu Austrian, since ti e German Am'^sador, Count von Bernstorff, dec! .red recet tlv thi: no German cr Turkish submarines were operating iu the Mfditer rauean. It ii felt at Washington that th- incident tbr tens new •ompi cati.ns in the re atioos be fcwe i. this country and Austrit t Hungary, me rsrnan eteamsnip Abeiia ot 8 650 toi a, hi;a been souk prob ably in tti e -.stern Mediterranean. On the various fronts few changes are reported. Of chief interest is the great battle in eastern Galicia, Official reports give few deta'la of the situation there, although they emphasize the severity of the fighting, Ger many and Austria hare sent heavy reiuf rcementa to meet the } Russian threat, it b-iug reported they have 1,500,000 men along the front between the Pripei river and the Roumaian border. Tht official German statement of yes terday said Russian attacks near Burkauow had been repulsed as the result of ft flunking movement. Along the Franco-Belgian front ■comparative quiet stul prevails. On Gallipoli peninsula the Turks are giving to rest to the French and British forces left behind whan the Snvla bay and Anzac positions were evacuated. The - . Turkish war office announces that J severe damage has been done tc the positions of the allies neai Seddul Baht in the course of vio lent fighting. lneie are aigus u reiiawwu au tivity in Macedonia, It is report ed uurfficiaily that Germ m and Austrian forces are gathering at Monastir in southwestern Serbis u. 6r the Greek border. Conflicting rephrts are receivec concerning the intentions of tin Bulgarians, but Premier Rad fla' vofl is quoted as having said the) wuird soon begin an edvanciog oi Greek territory, to attack th. French and British at Baloniki, Jan 2 —Survivors of the Brit ish passenger steamer Persia t< the number ol 168 are reported tc have been lauded at Alexandria ivors coropr'SBct 59 pas aud 99 members of thi riv-c-s say that Persia torpedoed off the Is in the Mediterran five minutes. McNeeiy, Ameiicar deu, is believed t( lita. One Amerioar have been avsd passeL-g r» hsy for. advices indicate i movement b) in the oampaigu ii Galicia aud Volhynia, along a front of nearly 200 mile*. The Russians have made ooulidt-rable 1 progreea and their effort* are con* sidered a* tending »o relieve the situation in the Balkan* and like ly to have an ii fluence over the future attitude of Roumauia. There ha* been no lighting in the southern part of the Bilkat: i peninsula and at Salo liki the Entente allies have made good use of the period .f quiescence to add t. their defensive position. In the Dardanelles, Constanti i eple reports continued engage ments in which both laud aud sea fore is i k part, The British rrime Munster, Mr A-quith, has informed the Amalgam-ted Sooiety of Eugi ueets, a powerful trade union or ganization that he will agree to the demands of the trade unionists .11 return for their consent that ifci ltd and unskilled labor stall •>e employed together in the man ufacture if munitions. Mr. As quith asked for assurance that iiuuld a measure to safeguard the mployment of diluted labor be passed, they would end the lcng < ms of d-mauds aud grievances >f the trade unionists. The premier is to introduce h s conscription bill in parliament on Wednesday It has been re port'd that Ireland is not to be luoluded n the territory covered oy this bill but an unofficial an nouncement says shat Ireland will be included juibuio uguiitug uno uaou iu ]jiu" gross in the west' rn war theater. Jau. 8.—Ou the eve of the re cot veui'.g of c ogress uusasiness prevails am v senators and re presentati’ > a by reason of the cute situation that exists bet ween this country and some of the European belligerents. Pres ident Wilson has cut short his honeymoon trip in Virginia in order to be in the capital when the legislators begin to plsoe re solutions before their respective houses with regard to alleged in fringements cf American rights Close inquiries are to be made into the sinking of the British steamer Persia with the loss of at least one American life before ac tion is taken iu th s matter by the American Government which is represented by Washington d s patches as teing determined to take any step warranted by the faots elicited. i lie Aissriau unarge a Anaires at Washington has asked the Washington authorities to with hold their judgment until an ex* planatiou of the sinking of the Persia is forthcoming aud is said to have given assura? ces that if an Austrian submarine was at fault the Austro-Hngarisn Gov ernment would make amends. It is expected that that the submarine warfare of Qermany and Austria and Great Britain's interference with neutral com* merce will be the sut jf:cts of par< ticuiarly integrating debates in oougreis, aud also that the ques. tiou of national preparedness will early be taken up. osverai inure BseainerB nave been sunk by submarines iu the Mediterranean Sea bat which Na ;iou it responsible ie not yet kuowu. The Louden Timet re port! that the British steamer Geelong of the Peninsula & Orien tal Line is the latest victim. Heavy fighting continues along the Russian front from the Pripet naishes to the Bukowina frontier. Vienna reports that the Russian! are on the offensive at various pi ices but that ail their attacks have been repuls d. Artillery engagements and min 1 in* and sappiug operations oou tinue on the French, Austro Ital iau end Dardauel es fronts. In the Balkans except iu Montenegro wheie the Austrians olaim to l ave put to rout a Montenegrin detach ment which attempted au ad 1 vu.ee ou the Tara river, there ii 1 no change iu the situation. There also is n change at 8a ; lomki as concerns the «nteut< allies or the ceut.al powers. r -- i Read TbbWatohkab and Rioobd, i Tie Lmsl'd Stow i i - Salisbury Llyestock Meeting January 25, 26 27,28. The program for the Salisbury livestock melting as announced by R. S. Curtis of the North Car olina Experiment Station Ral eigh, is attractive to these who are interested in livestock and allied subjects, Tb- dates are January 2>, 26, 27 and 28. The program has beeu divided into three distinct parts, which will be direot'y concerned with what the North Cirolina farmer has to do with. January zo win De swine aay. Th opening exeroises will take plaoe in the morning and the dis cussions on swine will he frrm 1;80 to 6 in the afternoon. From 7:80 to 8:30 in the evening there will be a business meeting of the Swine Ass oiatiou, which will be followed by a discussion of mar keting problems Janaary 23 has been set apart as 1 eef eattle day. The order of exeroises is: beef eattle discus sions, 8:80 t:> 12:80; beef cattle sale, 1:80 to 5; beef cattle busi ness meeting, 7 to 8:30; general program, 8:80 to 10. Dairy cattle day has been set fo: January 27. An inspection will be made of the eattle offered for sale. A discnssion of dsirv cattle will be held from 8:80 to 12:80, A banquet and general discussion of the livestock busi ness in Ncrth Carolina will take plaoe in the evening. Secretary Curtis thinks that this show will be the most com prehensive in its scope of any yet held in North Carolina. The fact there are a great many more pure bred and highelass oattle in tbe Stats insures grsater oppoituui ties fo? those anticipating pur chases, A HEAVY BURDEN. A Bad Back Makes Life Mlserab'e fer Many Salisbury People. A bad back is a heavy burden. A burden at night when bedtime oomeg. Just as bothersome in the morn mg. Ever try Doan’s Kidney Pills for it? Know they are for kidney back aobe—and for other kidney ills? If you don’t, some Salisbury people do. Read a case of it: Mrs. J. E. lugram, 827 E. Kerr 8t., Sii'.sbnry, says: “Foi fife years I was under the doctor’s care for n flammation of the bladder and disordered kidneys. My back was weak and I could hardly get about. I had a burning sensation aoross my loins My kidney, were inactive aad the kidney se cretions caused me annoyance. My bead ached and I was so diz zy that I almcst fell. Spots float ed before my eyes, The doctor couldn’t give me relief and I began taking Doan’s Kidney Pills. Ev -ry box I took did me more good than the one before and it wasn’t long before I was cured of kidney trouble.” Price 50o, at all dealers. Don’t simply ask for a kidney remedy— get Doan's Kidney Pills—-the same that Mrs. Ingram bad. Foster. Milbnm Co., Props., buffalo, N. Y. --- Ulster Supper Saturday Afternoon. The members of local No, 2225, Farmers’ Union will give an oy ster supper at the home of Whit L. Wilhelm, near China Grove Saturday afternoon, beginning as 2:80. This is a social affair and a very pleasant evening is antici pated by the members of the Chiua Grove local and their friends. How to Cure Cold* Avoid exposure and drafts. Eat right. Take Dr. King’s New Discovery. It is prepared from P ue Tar, healing balsams and mild laxatives. Dr. King’s Now Disoovery kills and expels the cold germs, soothes the irritated throat and allays inflammation It heals the mucous membrane Search as you will, you cannot fl. d a bettor cough and odd reui' dy Its use ov>.r 45 years is s guarantee of satisfaction. Subscribe for The Watciuaau Southern Has Another Wreck. Charlottesville, Va., Jhu J.— H. C. White, of Statesville, N C., an express messenger ou the Sonifeern Railway's “Angueta Special,” di-d in a hospital here today fr:m injuries reoeived last midnight when the passenger train southbound ran into a through freight standing at the -junction of the double track two miles north of shipman. Eleven other persons were injured, u^ne seriously. The accident was caused by the operator throwing the wrc ug ■witch. A list of the injured follows: Julia Carr, Lyi chburg. Nomia Hill, Catawba, N C. Miss Frank Hall, Alexandria, Va. W. R. Swearingen, Edgefield, S. 0. Joe Grant, Columbia, *8. C. r Rio Hickman, Charlotte, N. C, T. 0. Bruce, engineer. James Nobel, fireman.' W. S. Angel, engineer. G, R. Yewell, fireman. Two pullmau porters. Fireman Nobel sustained a bro ken hip and fireman Yewell had his left leg injured. (Statesville, Jan. 1—ine news of the death of Carl White, the young express messenger killed in a wreck near Charlottesville, Va., early this morning brought sad ness to a number cf relatives and friends here in Statesville, his home. The young man had in tended leaving his run at Salis. bury upon the arrival of No 81, there this morning and coming to Statesville today, for a visit to his mother, Mrs. Lola White. He was the only son and sole support of his mother who is a widow, and was only 20 years old. His mother who lives on Allison street, had made arrangefheuts for his entertainment while here and the news of his death was broken to her when she was preparing to go over to No. 11, the Southern > passenger train dne here at 10 o’olcck and on which she was ex pecting her son to arrive. No arrangements will be made for the funeral and burial of the young mar. nutil the arrival of his body on No. 11 tomorrow morning. -• • Women of Sedentary Habits Women who get but lttle exer cise are likeiy to be tronbled with constipation and indignation and will find Chamberlain’* Tablets highly beneficial. Not *o good aa a three or four mile walk every day, lut very much better than to allow the bowels to remain in a constipated condition. They are oasy and pleasant to take and most agreeable in effect. Ob tainable every wh ire. Aunual Meeting of Farm is Un.on The annual meeting of the Rowan Gouu‘y Farmers’ Educa tional and Go operative Union was held last Thursday aud Fri day, December 30sh aud 81st, with Oak Grove local, near Lower stone church, Gold Hill township. It was a largely attended and very enthusiastic meeting. Near' ly all of the unions were repre sented. The aunual election of officers resulted iu 0. H. Phillips being eleoted president and Orlin Cruse, v i o e president, A. L. Kluttz, sec 'etary. J. Z. Green, State organizer lecturer was in attendance at both sessions, aud delivered a splendid addreBe at the Friday session. The report of the county presi dent and business sgei t showed that the work of the organization during the past year was one of the most successful iu the history of the union. The educational oommittee of fered a resolution urging that the oocuty commissioners offer seme inducements to the taxyayers ol ehe county to pay their taxes more promptly. The first quarterly meeting ol the new year will be., held witt Euon local, in Franklin township fiye miles from Salisbury, soon time during next April. Get it at Silierds’. 8oi} if Hole’s Don Rome Will do Here What She has Done Elsewhere If Given the Power, BURNETT IMMIGRATION BILL It is reportd that Representa tive Barnett cf Alabama will re introduoe k;s immigration bill which was vetoed by President Wileou at the last session of con gress. In commenting on that probability, the Indiana Catholic and Record, December 17, 1915, referred to the bill as •‘un-Amer ican” and reviewed the record of the fight made for and against it' The Catholics will oppose its pas. sage this time as they did at its previous presentation because it would inteiiere greatly with Rome’s illiterate immigrants who are flocking to the United States. The people of tho Uuitid States are in favor of the Burnett Bui; Rome works for ns difeat, lb reason is apparent. Winn Catli oiicism, wish ns ^attendant o, - pression and illiteracy, meeting t growing disfavor in- Europe, am especially S outhern Europe, a n -■ vantage ground must be ivailuM for the p.j r wh > must be tak--i from ;heir nat.ve soil. Xiuicruun id iuo iuoi j ui i ui uge for Rome and her oppjes ed poor, her iguoraut children who have felt the blight of Romish despotism in foreign lauds are coming to Anier ca, supposedly to letter their condition, bat in le altity many of them are brought to oar shores for the indefinite purpose of helping to maks Amer ica Catholic. “Catholios have votes” and ev ery male alieu of Rome who lands in America, no matter how illiter ate, may bee me a voter, and since Rome keeps a dose grip up on her ohiidren by segregating them in her owu school*? Patting over them priests of their own tongae, preserving native custom’s promoting superstition and hold ing them in subjection to the will of the church, it is easy to see how the Catholic vote is recruited and controlled. It is this close communion and loyalty to priest and pope which makes Catholic immigration a real menace. The Burnett immigra tion Bill would save us from much of the danger. Our penal institu tions and asylums are too densely peopled with persons-of theCath olio faith now fer us to e icourage au influx of potential criminals and dependents who can be utter ly controlled by the Catholic church, and used agaiust our free institutions ; against our efforts to make this a civilized and intelli gent people. li tiiw uuiueuo jlm'i u-uiws up lur consideration its passage should be urged, insisted upon, demanded by tv ry patriotic American who knows or who oan be made to see the. danger in Rome’s political ao« tivities and her interference with courts, business and education. The people of this nation are taxed too heavily 1 ov to care fcr Romish criminals and dependents; to support fake charities operated under the shadow of the Catholic cross. Let’s stop the graft, free the slaves and save our country from moral midnight and mental de cay 1 Pass the Burnett Bill 1 CARRANZA AND OTHER CATHOLICS Baltimore, Dec. 20,—Cardinal Gibbons announced that he had received a letter this afternoon from the Archbishop of Oaxaca, Mexico, informing him that the Oarranzi govirnment had forbid den collections to be taken in Catholio churches. Confessions have been forbidden for tome time, aooordiug to the archbishop. "He recites many of the condi tions among the clergy and the nuns,’’ the cardinal said, "and it makes one shudder to thick of these outrages.’’—Kansas City Times, December 21, 1916. Carranza is a Catholic in a Catholic country, at least 90 per ' cent, of the population in M>xioc is of the Catholic faith, and he is : surely in positiou to know what the conditions are and what they have been iu his country for hua dreds of years. He alio is in po sition t> know who is responsible for the'wreck and min, the illiter acy and oppression that has brought degradation aud despair to his people. Conditions must be indeed de plorable if Carranza, a Catholic, will take such desperate measures to overcome the iniquitous power tint has throttled aud boned the people of Mexico for centuries. That power, despotic, arrogaut aud treacherous, is the Roman Catholic church aud Carranza knows it too well. Rome has made Mexico a living hell for its peon population, She has blea ihe poor without mercy; robbed, plundered aud killed for money and power. She has even taken millions oi dollars from the mines ef Mexic -y lue process known as ‘‘high ^radiug,” encouraging peons t' tieal the fi..er nnggois aud carry ■Uuui 60 me priests in exchange ; r masses, etc. sae nus established sc many ti >stie*1 that toe oppressed pool vera kept iu the r terrible plight because of enforced idleness ou 1 U9se ‘‘a dy days1' and their faith ttil obedience to the church in paying their centavos for candies, prayers, confession aud the hun dred aud one oth-r grafting de vices of “mother church.” If Carranza can put a stop to the iufamous confessional, to the ever-urged and ever-demanded collections by which his church has plundered aud demoralized his people, he will have dene a great work. He has saen the monumental infamy of his church and is war* ring against its oppressive power If Carranza is the fiend Roan and Cardinal Gibbous say he is, he is Buch because Rome has made him so, he is dealing with au or ganization of fiends and all lovers of liberty will bid him God-speed if he will sweep Rome from Mexi co and lift the load that has lam a dead weight upon t he nation for centuries. Rome's own sou has revolted at hei infamy and arrogance 1 ■ he Gist of it “Last December I had a very severe oold and was nearly down siok in bed. I bought two bot tles of Chamberlain’s Cough Rem edy and it was only a very few days, until I was completely re stored to health,’ writes O.J. MeicaLf, Weathsrby, Mo. If you would kDow the vaiue of this remedy, ask any one who has used it. Obtainable everywhere. H. M. Cooke Buys Charlotte Drug Store. Yesterday morning’s Charlotte Observer says H. M. Ccoke of Spencer yesterday purchased the drug stock and fixtures of the C. R. Mayer & Co., store on Ncrth Tryon street and will begin at once preparations for reopening the store under the name of the H, M. Cooke Pharmacy, The sale was made by Thomas J. Smith, trustee, Mr. Smith, who iB experienced in the drug business, was appointed by John M. Robinson and the papers have been signed by Federal Judge James E, Boyd. The transfer oi title wa3 t ffeoted yesterday ai d the deal was completed. Mr. Cooke is a well-to-do drug gist of Spencer, where he has oper ated a store for about a dozer y = ars. He will probably come tc Ch irlotte to live, in the not dis taut luture. For the present however, the store here will ba ii charge of T, Arthur Walker, whc was formerly connected with tbc Tryou Drug Company. The stoi< will not be open for business for « few days, as the building is to bi repainted and papered on the in terior. The same stand, as here tofore, at the corner of North Tryon street and West Sixth street, will be occupied . L'veu up Your Terpld Liver T> keep joar liver aotive ua< Dr. King’s New Life Pills Tiny lneur • good digestion, relieves con atipation, and tone no the whole syaL in—keep your eye clear ano your skin fresh and fcealthy look ing. Only 25c, at your druggist. Assurances are Considered More Sa is* fastorv Than Those Given by German Washington, Deo. 81.—Aus fcria'i reply to the Anoona note not only meets the cardinal points of the American demands bat gives assurances for the future which are considared more satis factory m their extent than those given by Germany. The full Amerioan offioial view will not be known until after President Wilson has studied the Austrian reply, whioh was teoeived today from Ambassador Penfleld and was immediately dispatched to Hot Springs by % White House messenger. It may be stated anthoriatively uevsrtheless, that danger of a rupture of diplomatic relations has passed and the controversy uow enters the same stage as the Lusitania negotiations with Ger many, on an even more favorable basis. Austria in tne Ancona oafle has subscribed to the principle that ao ships will be sank, unless they ffer resistance or flae, without the persons aboard being brought to safety. This is considered an issurauoe that is tarreaohing and satisfactory. Points which Austria leaves for further diplomatic correspondence ire not considered of a nature to bring on a new orisis. Chief stnoug them are questions of faot which affects Austria’s responsi bility for, what happened before the submarine commander tor pedoed the Ancona and their 1m* portunce is minimized by the promise to pay indemnity for Ameriosus lest regardless of the acseuoa of proof as to just how they met their death. “* The mere statement that the submarine commander has been punished for not making allow ances lor the panic on the ship undoubtedly will be accepted with* out question and without further inquiry as to its nature. Count von BsrnstorQ, the Qer» man Ambassador, conferred with Secretary Lansing today on the Lusitania oase and it was said that while no communications were passed, views were exchanged and it was indicated that the pro nistd settlement'is not far off. The Ambassador let it be known chat he considered the Austrian reply a complete compliance with the demands of the United States. --. Bad Cold Quickly Broken Up Mrs, Martha Wilcox, Gowanda, N. Y writes: “1 first used Cham birlam’s Gough Remedy about sighs years ago. At that time I had a hard oc Id aud coughed most of the time. It proved to be just wiatl needed. It broke up the cold iu a few days, and the cough entirely disappeared. I have told many of my friends of ths good I reoeived through using this medicine, and all who have used it speak of it ia the highest terms ” Obtainable everywhere, --- Engineer Ciuihed Uniter Locomotive. Asheville, Jan. 2 —Engineer John J.Clarke of this city was kill ed,'Tt'ireman C. Knox Christopher, also of Asheville, was badly in jured and several passengers bus* tamed miuor injuries when train No. 17 on tbs Mtunhy division struck a rock-slide near Barkers cr< ek, about o2 miles from Ashe ville, this morning at 11.80 o’clock. The engine was turned completely over aud the baggage car derailed, the other cars re maining on the track. Among the injured are bsggage master J. C. Beau, slightly bruis ed and injured ; Mrs, W. J. Woods of Whittier, bruned ou one hip; G. W. Reeves of Barkis creek, braised; L. M. Wilsmof Cooper Hill, Teuu,, sevire bruises aud right leg mjired. Constipation and indigestion “1 have mod Chamberlain’* Tablet" aud must say they are the beat I h vve uter used for oon stipatiou aud indigestion. My wife also used them for iudiget* tiou and they d.d her good,” ! writes Eugene S Knight. Wil-* ■! miugion. N.C Obtainable every* I where.