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Carolina W A Home Newapaper Published in the Interest of the People and for Honesty in (rovernmental Affairs VOL. XIV N L 43, FOURTH SERIES SALISBURY, N. C„ WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 30TH, 1018. ESTABLISHED 1832 AN APPEAL TO ALL PATRIOTIC CITIZENS To the Voters of North Carolir.al The most important forward step proposed in the recent history of our Commonwealth comes up for your aotlon Tuesday, Kovtotar 5th. w On *hat tay each voter is privileged to cast ft' ballot road 1^.“ FOR SIX MONTHS SCHOOL TERM" This is not a compulsory attendance law, but means simply that the Constitution of North Carolina will here after guarantee to keep open the school doors for at least a six-months school term in every school district in our ' poorest as well as in our richest counties. Unanimously the State Conventions of both.Republican and Democratic parties endorsed this proposed amendment in their platforms. Now let us not have merely a large, but as nearly as possible, a uuanlmov^s vote. To all the world, on November 6th, let the proud message be sent that not only has our State taken this mighty forward step, but that it has declared for it almoefT as one man To every voter--Deaooratic, Republican, and Independent--opea.king in behalf of our oommon love for our home State, we appeal. Let us have ho negative votes on tills great forward movement. If any man in any community cannot vote for the measure, let him just pass the box by Let every voter remember to ask *for the "FOR SIX MONTHS SCHOOL TERM" ballot wrier, he goes t<* the polio, let North Carolina report no negative votes on such a progressive c.nd vitally important educational policy. Respectfully submitted, —• CbairiuaD Btut* Executive O j. jy^ya^ce^y Cktum.u Deliver*tic 3UM £*«eod*C CeiSttdlfl* Ealeieh, H, C., October 24, ISIS. I L-------j io my rnenos in Kowan lounty: I am a candidate for re-elect tion to t he O ffi c e of Solicitor of this District and I trust that my record is such that I can expect to receive your vote in the coming elec tion. While my Office is a po litical one it is also a judicial office and as such I try to admin ister justice faurly and impar tially to all alike, t know 1 have many friends in the Repub lican Party and among the Itule pendent voters who will vote fur me if it is called to their at tention On account of the epi detnic of influeuz'L it will be impossible for me to get around and see you all so I take this method of asking for your sup port on the 5th day of Novom her. Yours Respectfully, Hayden Clement. Rowan Goes Over the Top. In the Fourth Liberty Loan campaign just closed Rowan’s allotment was $300.00U and the amount subsribed was $827,300, which puts her over the top by $27,300. There were about 3200 subscribers, or eight percent of the population were buyers. The result in the county was as follows: Popu- Revenues Allot- Sub lation ment scribed Rowan County 40.020 . $4 389 000 $800 000 $827 300 China Grove... 900 Bank of China Grove . IS8 000 29 700 51 500 Cleveland . 450 Citizens Bank. 50 000 7 500 10 000 Gran Quarry 300 Farmers & Merchants Bk 138 000 20 700 7 050 L nais . 900 Merchants & Farmers Bk 115 000 17 300 ‘23 350 Rockwell. 600 Bank of Rockwell. 40 000 5 600 13 800 Sa'isbury . 14,000 Davis & Wiley Bank. 380 00.1 57 000 160 000 First National Bank . 570 000 85 500 95 500 Peoples Xfational Bank... 1 389 000 208 400 133 850 Salisbury Bk & Trust Co. 277 020 41000 66 250 Wachovia Bk & Trust Co. 773 000 116 000 118 S00 Total foi Salisbury. $3 389 000 $508 500 $574 1 00 ........j.. I ft tl . R.l - -.1 ft I * P. uessrtcr Moots Menu. !,ast Wednesday afternoon Sh riff Krider, with Deputies Gr..ham and JNash, went to Mt. U ia to arrest ^an army deserter who was reported to be staying at me home of a woman named Boger on the Horton Farm. As th> officers approached the house the/ saw a man run around the house, he was called out to halt wl i ih he did by dropping flat to tbt ground and answered by a gu shot, which took effect in Dec ity Nash’s right hand. The Sb. riff soon covered him with his istol and he was Drought to Saii .bury and placed in jail. He stin wore his soldier suit under civo iaii clothes. He said his name was Allen H Sweet and tha lie had been away from Camp Jackson, S C, about three Vee.vS, Ldll NUH Ml Mill 0166(1 III IjUIIIIUH. If troubled with indigestion or sleeplessness you should read what Miss Agnes Turner, Chica go, 111., has to say. “Overwork, irregular meals and carelessness regarding the ordinary rules of health, gradually undermined it until last fall I became a wreck of my former self. I suffered from continual headache, was un able to digest my food, which seemed to lay as adead weight on my stomach. I was very consti' pated and my complexion became dark, yellow and muddy as I felt. Sleeplessness was added to my misery, and I would awake as tired as when I went to sleep. I heard of Chamber Iain’s Tablets and found such re lief after taking them that I kept up the treatment for nearly two months. They cleansed my stomach, invigorated my system and since that time 1 can eat and j sleep in comfort. I am today en tirely well.” NOT BEMUSE HE IS WOODROW WILSON! NOT BEMUSE HE IS DEMOCRAT! But Because He is the American President Should the Hands ot President Wilson be Upheld Now by American Voters. President, Wilson has appealed to the country for a vote of con fidence in Ins leadership ‘both at home and abroad” bv return ing the Democratic Congress. fn a statement addressed to “My Fellow-Countrymen,” he said that the Republican leaders ‘ have unquestionably been pro-war, but anti-Administra tion,” and said election of a Re publican majority to either house ‘if Congress would “certainly be interpreted on Die other side of the water as a repudiation of my leadership.” The President’s Appeal. Following is the President’s appeal: My Fellow Countrymen: The congressional elections are at hana. They occur in the moat critical period our country has ever faced or is likely to face in our time If you have approved of my leadership and wish me to continue to be your unembarrass ed. spokesman in affairs at home and abroad, I earnestly beg that you will express yourselves un mistakably to that effect by re turning a Democratic majority to both the senate and house of representatives. ‘T am your servant and will accept your judgement wittiout cavil but my power to administer the great task assigned me by the constitution would be seri ously impaired should your judgment be adverse and I must frankly tell you so because so many critical issues depend upon your verdict. No scruple of taste must in grim times like these be allowed to stand in the way of speaking the plain truth Feels Sacrifice. “I have no thought of suggest ing' that any political party is paramount in matters of patriot ism. I feel to deeply the sacri trees which have been made in this war by our citizens irrespec tive of party affiiicati ons to har bor such an idea. 1 mean only that the difficulties and delicacies of our present task are of a sort that makes it imperatively nec essary that the nation should give its undivided support to the government under a unified lead ership and that a ' Republican Congress would divide the leader ship. The leaders of the minor ity in the present Congress have unquestionably been pre war, but they have been anti ad ministration. At almost every turn which we entered the war tVip\r liavp ^niiolit In tmp flip choice of policy and the conduct of the war out of my hands and put it under the control of instru mentalities of their own choos ing “This is no time either for divided leadership. Unities of command is as necessary now in civil action as it is upon the field of battle If the control of the house and the senate should be taken away from the party now in power an opposing majority could assume control of legisla tion and oblige all action to be taken amidst contest an obstruct ion. Would Mean Contest. “The return of a Republican majority to eitner house ot the Congress would moreover, be in terpretive on the other side of the water as a repudiation of my leadership Spokesmen of the Republican party are urging you to elect a Republican Congress in order to back up and support the | President, but even if they should in this impose upon .'some credu lous voters on this side of the water they would impose upon no one on the otherside. It is well understood there as well as here that the Republican leaders desire not so much to support the President as to control him. “The peoples of the allied countries wi th whom we are as sociated against Germany are quite familiar with the sign i !i c a n c. e of elections. Tbev would fmd it very difficult to believe that the vote of the United .States had chosen to sup port their President by' electing to the Congress a majority con trolled by those who are not in fact in sympathy with the attitude and action of the administration. For Nation’s Sake. “I need nor tell you my fellow countrymen, that I am asking your support not for my own sake or for the sake of a political party but for the sake of the na tion itself in order that its inward unity of purpose may be evident to all ^jthe world. In ordinary times divided counsels can be en durcd without permanent hurt to ! the noun tty. But these are not j ordinary times. “ r in these critical days it is your wish to sustain me with urn divided minds T beg that you will say so in a way which it will not be possible to misunder stand either here at home or among our associates on the other side of the sea. I submit my difficulties and hopes to you. “Vyoodkow Wilson.” A War President's Advice. “It is dangerous to swap horses while crossing a stream.’’— Abraham Lincoln. I Wiiat Roosevelt Said. In 1S98, during the Spanish American War, Colonel Roose- j volt then candidate for Governor of New York said: “Remember that whether you will or not; your votes this, year will be viewed by the nations of Europe from one standpoint only They will draw no line distinc tions. A refusal to sustain the U fAO 1 /1 AM 1 +1-110 XT AO f ITT ill 1 11 t l 1 H 1 1 eyes, be read as a refusal to sus tain the war and to sustain the the efforts of our peace comrnis sion to secure the fruits of war Such a refusal may incon ceivably bring about a rupture of the peace negotiations. It will give heart to our defeated antag onists, it will make possible the the interfere nee of those neutral nations who in this struggle have wished us ill ” What President Harrison Said. In similar tenor former Presi dent Benjamin Harrison pleaded for the election of a Republican Congress 1o support McKinley. He quoted in the Philadelphia North American, of November 1, 1998, as saving: “If the word goes forth that the people of the United States cue siauuuig sunuiy uernnu me President, the task of the peace Commissioners will be easy, but if there is a bre ak in the ranks— j if the Democrats score a telling I victory, if the Democratic Sena tors, and Congressmen are elected, Spain will see in it a gleam of j hope, she will tak“ fresh i o e, and a renewal of hostilities, m re war may he nocv_s->ary to secure to us what we have already j won.” Mo Patriot ©ao Shirk! VOTE NOVEMBER 5TH. Thera is one service of inestimable value that every voter can peif inn, and that every patriot will perform, and that s the service of going to the polls on November 5th and casting a ballot Lm those candidates who can and will do most to bring this war to an early cmchiriou and bring the boys back home. No candidate is qualified for any office unless he is loyal to the core, unless he is a hundred per cent patriot and a hundred per cent against Prussian Mili tarism If a candidate of any party lias, since we entered this war, been neutral as oetwceu tins country and the Ger man Empire, or hostile to our allies, if he has ever apolo gized fnrPrussian-harbarism. justified tlie sinking of the Lusitania, or declined to back up the soldiers at the front, let ev rv loyal citizen vote against hi n and help to consign him to pop heal .oblivion on Election Day. Let i' be rmm,aLe * that i he only issue b-tfore the Ameri can p'opV is the issue of winning tlie War, the issue of crashing German MilPatism until it can never raise its snaky In a i, open its aP-rievounii* mouth or exhale its de v»sitino’ l-veatli 'Phis is tlie i :iirt that will tube utrow --•/ father, hi Hier and friend of I b e soldier t > to the polls, it is the issue eo >n winch ev ry pntiuot .viii mark his ticket, it is the issue upon wnicii every r *d blooded, loyal hearted American will cist his ballot. VII other issues are dead and buried Lu this year •»[' sts -.as and strife u > patriot will permit love of party to tank ■ hi a vote against the iuinter est of his Country. Democrats, Republicans •im1 numbers of all other parties and creeds are all fighting tog a aer in France, shoulder to shoulder, heart lo heart and ha a 1 to hand. They are m > richiin; the soil of Flanders v/ith their blood, they are dy* ing side by side. If our bays ea a forget their politics and their . ilferenc*s of opinion ami die together * ver there, shall we d! honor t heir memory and desecrate their un* marked graves by refusing to vote together over here on the 5th day °f November. ID ]di-U vicCitdlatn a Dnnoer d, ran against Lincoln for the Presidency and at that time the Civil War was still rag* ing. Mr Lincoln by uttering a homely but immortal phrase decided his own fate and also the fate of the election and of the Nation. He said that the American people had too mnch sense to swap horses in the middle of the stream. And he was right.. The people n.t only re-elected him President, but they also v,» elect d a Republican Congress to stand by hhn and sup! • rt him and help him to solve the war problems of the Nation. We are today in the mid-d of a war whose responsnour i ~*s horrors ana intricate complica tions are gmate.r than those of the Civd War. The people have just as much sense in 1918 as they had in 1864, aud they are going to use it to the same effect On the 5th day >f November history will repeat itself, and the voters will proclaim with a voice that will cross the ocean and revere berate through th * Kaisu-’s Pdaeeiu Berlin that the Ameri can people wifi not swap off the party of Woodrow Wilson in the middle of this hbo 1-red stream of world wide war. The Democratic Parly presruitsto file voters at this Elec tion a County, State and Congivs-ional 'Picket of men of ability and experience, who for the past two years have safely handled tiie a (fairs of their reap icfve offices in a care ful and conscientious manner, m n who are loyal and true to the principles for which wo fight. Shall we, in this hour of trial, surrender a certainty for an tine ‘Dainty? Shall we take out of < ill *e men of experience? Shall we weaken our home Dover,unient at this time, of all othe e, wheu it should be strong? What father brother or from I of a soldier will decline fo endorse the present Administration? Who wants a change made at this time in the midst of a world war, hi our body politic? COii r.lli rinv nf Mn vom'•ipr he n.verv nat riot, for tlie nake of his i'oumry Slate amd Nation and for the cause of Humanity, and the life-of his buy ungrudgingly support the plans and pur noses of Woodrow Wilson, a man whom leadership is a Joshua, in statesmahship a Jefferson, in Wis dom a Franklin, in eon rag • a Jackson injustice a Line >ln, and in p.atiioti.-m a Washington, a man whom mind is a mirror that, ivfl ctj 1 he po.-sibi lilies of the future as well as the pi <>;n«ses of foe present and the pro1' prophecies of the. eat, the (’ouimauder in thief of all our armies and navies, the man whom more than two million of our i-rave boy- a re i'< Slewing aiid whose judg ment is ne aliening as the mariner’s compass and whose P'Vjt pos are const aut as the northern star p. h dent Wilson with Ml ids duties, went to Princeton to vote in n jVariry on September 2-iHi. a distance of nearly two hundred miles, Ijh will alsot avel two hundred miles to v>m ii» N -- -mber. If Mr Wilson, 11m busiest, mm in the w ;; 1 h -v.-iS as the foremost citizen in the world can travel l wo hundred miles to cast ills ballot, every other man should critai, ; go to Ids precinct and cast his vote on November fdh.