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Vol. Vlll No. 6.
Salisbury N. G;7 Wednesday,, January 24th, 1912.
vm . H snvMnfrgion
SPEAKERS FOR LUTHERAN CONVENTION.
UuV Prsaliient Men Will Addressee
C::it!ca. 601. Kitchln to Speak First.
; The following is a full list
of speakers who will address
hthe convention to be held in
Salisbury on February 79.
It js furnished by General
' Secretary . Cronk and eon
taiuBmany - prominent and
able speakers: Gov, W. . W.
' Kitchin, who will deliver the
opening address at 3:30
' o'clock on Wed nesd ay after
I noon. February 7; Dr. E. T.
4 Horn, v Philadelphia ; Dr. S.
P. Long, Mansfield, O.; Dr.
H. E. Jacobs, Philadelphia:
President R. Tj. Fritz, Hickory
N. C.; Harry B. Gerhardt.
Baltimore; Dr. R. . Holland,
Salem, Va ; Dr. .George B.
Cromer Newberry, S. 0.:
, President C. B. King, Ohar
lotte, N. C.;. J. Murakami,
Kumamoto, Japan; B. L.
- Umberger, Conijord, N, 0.;
Dr. 11 B. Wolf, Baltimore;
. Rev. A. J. Stire wait, Kuma
nioto, Japan; Dr. L. G. M.
Miller, Columbia, S. C;
Prof. M. L. Stire wait. Hick
"ory, N. C; Hon. Kenneth
Baker, Greenwood, S. (J. ; W.
C. Stoever, P h i 1 a d e 1 phia;
Prof. B. E. Copenhaver,
'Marion, Va. ; J. Campbell
White, New York; Dr. Chas,
L. Fry, Catasauqua, Pa.
Robert E. Speer, New York;
Profc G. F. McAllister, Mt.
Pleasant, N. C; A. H. Kohn,
Columbia, S. C; Dr. R. L.
Patterson, Charlotte, N, C:
Dr. C. A: Freed, Columbia,
S: C; W. E.. Doughty, New
York; J. A. Alexander,
Staunton, ya.; President J;
Henry Harms, Newberry, S
C; Rev. W. C. Schaeffer, At
lanta; J. E. Cooper, Win
chester, Va.; Dr W H
Greever, Columbia, S C;
President W A Granville;
Pa;C W Polvogt, Vilming
ton, N C; Rev Issacr Canna
day, Gunter, India.
Col. Hinej Speaks.
" New York, Jan. 16. The
current number of Harper's
Weekly contains the follow
ing editorial announcement:
To our readers:
41 We make the, following
reply to many inquiries from
readers of Harpei's Weekly:
"The name of Woodro w
Wilson as our candidate for
President was taken down
from the head of these
columns in response . to . a
statement made to us direct
ly by Governor Wilson, to
the effect that our support
was affecting his candidaey
"The only course left open
to us, in- sample fairness to
Mr. Wihon, no less than in
consideration of our own
self-respect, was to cease to
advocate his nomination.
' 4 We make this explanation
with great reluctance and
the deepest regret . But we
cannot escape the conclusion
that the very considerable
number of readers, who have
co-operated earnestly and
loyally in advancing a move
ment which was inaugurated
solely in the hope of render
ing a high public service, are
clearly entitled to this in
formation." x -
Princeton, N. J., Jan. 16.
When seen at his home here
tonight Governor Wilson re
fused to make any comment
upon the editorial which ap-
'peared in Harper's Weekly
giving the reason for taking
the governor's name, as a
presidential candidate; Irom
the head of the columns of
A Hero In A Lighthouse.
-For years JrS. Donahae, So.
Haven, Mioh., ft civil war captain,
ai a light-house kfeper, averted
awful wrecks, but a queer fact is,
he might have been a wrecV, him.
elf. if Electric Bitters had not
prevented. They cured me of
kidney trouble and chills," he
' writes; '.'after I had taken other
o called cures for years, without
1 benefit andt they also improved
my sight. Now, at . eeventy,
am feeling fine." For dysspep
aia, indigestion, all stomach
liver and kidney troubles, they're
y without equal. Try them, Only
w cti. at an amggiits.
GENERAL MATTERS OF INTEREST.
Rig Eients Reduced to Little Paragraphs
- for the Readers of This Paper.
The House judiciary committee
of CongresB has formed a resolu
tion to the effect of changing the
date of the presidents inaugura
tion from , March the 4th to the
last Thursday in April.
Former Governor James ! K.
Vardaman, of Mississippi, was
elected to the United Stat)0. sen
ate on January 16th for the term
beginning March 4, 1912, to take
the place made vacant by Senator
Leroy Percy. There was no dis
senting yote in either the assem
bly or senate of .the state legisla
ture, when Mr. Vardaman's name
was presented .
"The fifteenth regiment, Un ted
Statei infantry, whiob will guard
the section of the railroad from
Peking to the coast arrived at
Chin Wang Ta-) aboard the trans
port Logan, Friday.
Bills to reduce letter postage to
one cent have been introduced in
both houses of Congress.
There is . much talk recently
that Senator Cummins, of Iowa,
a progressive republican, will be
a candidate for the Republican
presidential nomination, but no
definite -word has been given on
the subject. The talk of Cum
mins' candidaoy indicates that by
no means all the progressives are
back of the candidaoy of Senator
With a return of quiet condi
tions in the mill' district of Law
rence, Mass., through the pres-
enoe oi eignt oompanitB ot
militia, State and city officials
nave busied- themselves to onng
a bent a speedy settlement of the
difficulties existing between the
5,000 striking textile workers
and mill owners. It ii possible
the striker may be settled by Arbi
Dr. Harvey W. Wiley, chief j of
the chemistry bureau of the De
partment of Agriculture, the
storm center of the food law ad
ministration controversy1 laBt
summer, is given a olean bill oi
health in the report of the House
committee that investigated the
charges and countercharges. The
committee, in its report, which
was presented to the House Mon
day, sustained Dr. WiUy all along
the line, except on technical un
The cabled appeal for recogni
tion of the Chinese republicans,
signed by Foreign Minister Wang
Chung Wei, was received by the
State Department Friday. It is
regarded as marking a serious
crisis in the important negoti
ations now going on in China for
the restoration of peaea to the
distracted country, for the de
cision of the State Department
upon the appeal is certain to have
great influence upon the five
other powers interested in the
situation. It is probable that the
department will not move in the
matter until it has conferred with
these powers. '
The strike of the Lancashire
cotton mill employes at Man
chester, Mass., which was called
December 27, affecting about
300 000 men, has been. i settled.
The question - at issue between
employers aud workers was the
employment of non-union labor.
All the mills were reopened on
Monday, ine operatives by a
two to one vote agreed to accept a
truce for a year. This is regarded
as a victory for tin employers.
The rank and file of the opera
tives-are satisfied with thesettle
ment, but the anion leaders are
displeased with it as their Jiffi-
culties in persuading non-union
ists to join the unioLs will be in
Death in the electric chair will
be tbe expiration of O. V. T.
Richeson's brutal murder of , his
girl sweetheart, Avis LinnelL
Hope of executive clemency that
bouyed up the ministerial mur
derer so that he was able to stand
calmly and listen to Judge San
derson's sentence of death was
WHAT IS BEHIND THIS? ,
Posfmjster-Genera! Will Recommend 6ai
eminent Owner - ship of Telegraphllness.
When official at Washington and
politicians generally read in th
papers that the postmaster-general
wou'd recommend to congress
that the government take over the
telegraph lines, a big stir was
ereat9d. President Taft himself
was mere or less shocked and
summoned the postmaster general
to the white house. Representa
tives generally declined to discuss
the subject -though a number of
them spoke out -for'-and against it.
The recommendation will go to
congress and then it will be up
to that body, ;
The telegraph companies got a1
shock when they beard of the
matter, and one and all expressed
grave doubts about the wisdom of
the government taking any such
step. However, their opinion
isn't to be considered because
they are interested parties .
Representative Moon of - the
posfceffioe c ommittee of vhe house
announced that the subject would
be given careful attention,
speaker Clarkr efused to discuss so
weighty a proposition off hand, as
did Leader Underwood and Mr.
Mann, the republican leader,
handled it gingerly. Others,
both republicans and democrats,
came out strong for government
ownership ancf strqng againit the
government's doing a thing that
individuals could do.
One congressman sees politics
in it, and declares that Hitch
cock is only trying to draw atten
tiog away from Taft and the ccm-
Cot In Express Rates Expected.
Washington, Jan. 16, Ex
press charges throughout ,the
United States, it became
known today, are to be mas
terially reduced by the inters
state .commerce commission,
as a result of a number of
hearings before Commissioner
Lane of New York and other
places. An opinion by Mr.
Lane in the case was made to
the commission the latter
part of December, in which
he attacked the system of
express rates as excessive and
unreasonably high in nearly
abandoned Fridiy by his counsel
and his few remaining friends.
A horrible butchery took place
at Sian Fu, China, some days ag".
A mob surrounded the school es
tablished by the Scandinavian
missionary,' R. Beckman,' who.was
injured severely but escsped later
to Hankcw. His wife was killed.
The . school was fired on three
sides and theumoh butchered the
fleeing children with axes and
j9 pears, ine oity gates were
closed for four days while the
mobs murdered ten thousand
: The State Dapartment has
served notice on President Gomes
that the United States will inter
venemCuba if further attempts
are made by the veteran- org am
zation to nulify the law prohibit
ing the interference of the mill
tary in political affairs in Cuba.
President Taft Thursday after
noon pardoned Charles W. Mors,
the banker convict. .The pardon
is to take eff est immediately.
Secretary of War Stimson
called upon President Taft has
to discuss the Cubian situation
The president informed Mr. Stim
son he did not believe that actu
al intervention in Cuban . affairs
would t be necessary 1 but that the
warning note sent several days
ago to the Cuban government
through Minister -Beaupre, the
American diplomatic representa
tive-in Havana sumcient tore
move i all objections of this
More than 18.000,000 letters
and paroels were reoeived at the
deal- letter office in Washington
last year, the daily reteipts aver
aging 44,600 pieoes, an increase
oy6r the previous year of8 per
ANTI-SALOON LEAGUE JO MEET..
The Friends or Temperance to Rather In
Raleigh and Discuss Matters of Interest,
Anti-Saloon: League Head
quarters, .Wilson,. N. C It is
the opinion of 'the Executive
Committee of i'.the AntN
Saloon League ,that' the time
has come when it is wise for
the friends of prohibition and
temperance to again assemble
in Convention at "our State
Capital and counsel together
for the advancemet of the
cause that has proven such
an unbounded 4; blessing to
our State and tcH the welfare
The liquor "interests are
watching night and .day for
any signs of laxity bl interest
or effort on the part of the
friends of temperance any
where in the whole country.
Wherever they : find or im-
agine sucn signs xo exist,
they at once concentrate their
strength to reeaj ture that
section for the exploitation
of their bellish business The
first great battle forthe cause
of civic righteousness, the,
overthrow of the license
system, has been won by a
large majority in North Caro
lina and the voice of tbe
people ought to be final.
Two objects now demand
.our attention, une is tne
growing evil of the interstate
traffic. We are glad to see
that the time is approaching
when the National Congress
is likely to take cognizance
of this evil, and it is desired
that we, with' men of like
faith all over the nation, take
counsel together on this sub
ject. In December a great
National . Conference met at
Washington, D. C, to con?
sider this evil, the influence
of which has been very
wholesome -The other ob
ject is the better enforcement
of our State laws, along with
line teaching and preaching
oi personal aosunence.
Ihe Executive Committee
at its meeting in Raleigh on
January 4th, called a meeting
of the. temperance forces to
assemble in Raleigh in Con
vention on January 26, 27,
28, 1912, and in the . name of
this committee, we therefore
invite the friends of temper
ance throughout the State- to
be present on this occasion.
Local Anti-Saloon Leagues,
Law Enforcement Leagues,
Churches, Sunday Schools,
Boards of Trade, and in fact
organizations of all kinds,
are requested' to send dele
Speakers of National and
international reputation have
already been secured; among
them lion. John (i. Wooley,
author, statesman and orator
of international fame, at one
time the nominee of the Pro
hibition party for President
of the United States; CaDt.
Richmond Pearson Hobson;
whose heroism displayed at
Santiago Bay has been
heralded around the world,
now the distinguished Con
gressman from Alabama and
a hero for temperance reform,
Rev. P. A. Baker, D. D.,
General Superintendent of
the Anti-Saloon League of
America who knows tbe
temperance situation through
out the nation ae no other
Three grand rallies on
Friday night, Saturday night,
and Sunday afternoon at
tnree o ciock will be aeia in
the Auditorium, which is. the
nnest in the State: and the
other meetings will be held
at the Tabernacle Baptist
Church. The various pulpits
of the city on Sunday, Janu
ary 28th, either morning or
night, will b3 filled by some
noted temperance workers.
Issued by authority of Exe
cutive Committee of the
North Carolina Anti-Saloon
League. . ,
R. F. Beasley,
Chairman Ex. Com.
S up e rintendent.
January 12, 1912.
... Rev. R, R. Sowers and wife, of
3ranite Quarry, returned Satur
day morning from . a visit to rel
atives at Burlington. Greensboro
and High Point.
.... LOCAL NEWS MATTERS.
Short Items Concerning our People and
Contractor Charley Propst -has
announo ad that work will go for.
ward without further delay on
the Grubb skyscraper and that
the building will be Completed by
May 1st. This is good news to
- Mrs. Charles W. Morse, faith
ful wife of the conviot banker,
passed through Salisbury last
Friday on her way to Atlanta to
join her Bick husband, who han
been granted a commutation of
sentence by president Taft.
The third game of the Asheville,
Greensboro and Spencer bowling
oontest was pulled off at 8pencer
last Thursday night and Spencer
was the winner again. However,
the other teams played well.
R. L. Beams, of Virginia, who
has been making his home in
Salisbury, has decided to continue
in the insurance and real estate
business here, He has opened an.
office in the Empire block .in the
room-with Maynard Bros.
Will James, who has been mak
ing his home in Denver, Col., ar
rived in the city Saturday.
Arthur N. Holshcuser, ,cf
Spenoer, who has been holding a
position with the. Santa Feo Rail
road at Junta, Colorado, for more
than a year, arrived home Friday
night to spend several months
with his parents.
Lee Putnam, an employe oj
the Spenoer shops, has purchased
-the handsome residence of G.. S.
Turner on North Long street.
The trade was made about ten
days ago. Mr. Putnam will
move into his residence as soon
as Mr. Turner vacates.
There was a meeting of Dokies
of Salisbury and Spenoer in tbe
Pythian Hall here, Monday night
to tak final action in regard to
the annual banquet to beheld on
) Thundi v nisht. February 1st.
9 9 -
The' Biraoa aud Philathea
Union will meet in outh Main
Street Methodist chuch' January
Geo . Fisher, while out in front
of his residence on South Main
streeb with his baby in his arms,
slipped on the ice and fell.
Neither Mr. Fiaher nor his baby
were hurt, except in feeling aa he
wa a muddy man.
The Salisbury Supply & Com
mission Company are building a
sidewalk from their p'aoe of Busi-
ness near tne boutnern passenger
station to Cjuuil1. street.
LResolulions by R. R. G. ofAJn regard to
ins Late Jamss w. nsner.
wnereas, it nas pleased our
Heavenly Father to take from our
midst our esteemed brother,
James W. Fisher, who was ic
jured on the Spencer freight yard
while in the discharge of his duty
on Januiy 10th, from which in
juries he died on January 15th,
therefore be it
Resolved 1, That we, the officers
and members of Spencer Lodge
No. 205, B. R. C. of A.t do hereby
extend to the bereaved ' wife and
family oar heartfelt sympathy,
Resolved 2, That our charter
be draped in mourning for thirty
days as a token of esteem for our
deceased brother, and
Resolved 8, That a copy of these
Resolutions be spread upon tbe
minutes of our Lodge ;' and that a
oony be sent to the bereaved
family, and that a copy be sent to
The Oakoltna Watchman and the
Salisbury Post for publication.
Lee M. Kbtohib,
D. M. Phillips,
W . C. Ckowkli.
$ioo Per Plate.
was paid at a banquet to Henry
Clay, in .New , Orleans t in 1842.
Miehty costly for those -y with
stomach trouble oi indigestion
To day people every where use Dr.
King's New Life Pills for' these
troubles as well as, livert kidney
and bowel disorders.- Easy, safe,
enre. Only 25 cts at all drug-
gilts. - . v
lieos of- Interest Gathered From tne Allan-
lie to tne Appalachians.
Hendersonville has voted a
bond issue of $24,000 for the im
provement of its two principal
Sometime ago Chas. A. Hender
son tried to marry a young lady
of Iredell county but there weie
rumors that he was already mar
ried, and he failed to get lioense,
Sheriff Deaton warned the ' young
ady to await develop ments,, and
sn investigation was ttarted. It
is tcund that Henderson, who
has returned to Indiana, has a
wife in North Wilkesbcro and it is
said he has another in Indiana I
The young lady hss written, thank
ing the sheriff of Irededell for
According to rumors it is be
ieved that Thcmas Settle will be
the candidate of the Morehead
wing of the Republican party for
Governor of North Carolina; and
Eugene Holton of Winston Salem,
ohairman of the State committee.
The Duncan forces may run Third
Assistant Postmaster General
Britt for Governor. s"
It becomes more and more ap
parent that this year is to le one
long period of politics. In addi
tion to the bigger events, there
are going to be candidates fcr the
smaller offices, world with out
end The congressman in manv
a district will have to look to
their fences. Down in the' 4th
district five men are eettins
ready to taokle Oongressmad Ppa.
I-ast Wednesday night of Is i t
week the window panes in the
Rowe school house, Catawba ccun-
ty, were broken out and tbe win
dow sash smashed. Alooso Bvn-
um, and his 16-yeaf-old son,! Lee
Bynum, are charged with the of
fence, and hare, been bound to
court in bonds cf $200 each.!
rrans ana James iNoa', young
fishermen, left. Adams' Creek
Pamlico county, Thursday morn
ing of last week, for Norfolk) with
a load of fish. They did not
reach Norfolk and later their
boat was found overturned. It
is suppo8td the young men were
slakes No Difference.
Saya Moses N. Harshaw,
rugged son of a rugged eec
tion or. a rugged state, m a
communication to the Greens
boro News: "We think -we
know something cf the senti
ment of the Repubiicaner in
the mountain counties, and
we assert that" ninetenth of
the Republicans of western
North Carolina are opposed
to ' the renomination of the
president: and we predict
that should he be the Re
publican candidate for presi
dent every congressional dis
trict in North Carolina will
increase its Democratic
majority. All the cloe"
counties will go Democratic
and the Republicans of the
stat6 will bo known by their
mistakes j and blunders."
Well, Moses, old chap, you
are probably right, but the
fact that you're right doesn't
make any difference, fot
President Taft will have a
solid delegation from North
Carolina to the convention.
The trouble you see, Moses,
is this: The president is the
dispenser of the good things
of lite, and even if licked for
the nomination,, he will still
be president for nigh onto
ten months after the con
vention, and a president, if
he be so deposed, con do a
raft of things in ten months.
Card of Thanks. ;.
I take this mothrd to say that
I greatly appreciate the many
kii.d words and assistance ren
dered by neigh bors ( ' and friends
nring the recent illness ; and
death of my, - wifeu - Theyi did
what, ihav cnnld and I lincara!!
4 J. W. KoppueT.
.'i ,r, L': eVJA.-i"
Wnaf Other iiinliPVaffiinlii
; Woodrow, Wilson f -.puohcics) .
for President We beliere, he oan
lead 'the Dnloitrc fihjj. to a
glorious Vict6:4M WaV ille '
r Yes $ ;4 theri aassmbiing 6f ( Con
gresti Jot: Ih-itftdt aessisn has
6hilledi8enat6rv Ndmonct v
itiet in the? senfetia1 t for
aominVbaby mlnev;, andfdou't
you forge iVlLegtoj Dis
patch ; -
Judge ClarkijisiUiiiqnlyi ma., in
the orowd "whd i!wi!aTi job
nraitiDg forhim in ySBVb d a
ndt land ;-thtfet.or-'
ham Herald '-
That,. explains ,wJ:iie4f n,t,
hustling like -the 1 yttitt cai.d i
dates. - ' k ". ':
The RpublicalaperJf the
couutry'seem:to bjuifanf mons in
their- opposition to, ha ,om i na
tion by the, , Pjpaocrtf ,pf jv o d
row it WilsooW '(Wonder iehy? .
Ottawa (Kan.J Daily.Republij.
1 The1 slight noise bir f Sde by
the., candidate fojrM goyerox can
perhaps be accounted fur vby the
fact- that Mir ..Craigr Jknews h
dos not hayjeitoaadttbi9hr gen
tleman thinkait wnld &tno use.
Durham 'Herald . si?
f Woodrpwt "Wilson eleotion
would restore j$fjfrp ipjeii o the
people andffouljac the
W.hiU iMoust; a niau if eqwhom
the nation couid pla.Q reli
ance tor thftft-trorkiDgi out cf
national -f i faHatioW n-resno
(Cal); Herald. i fut
I want toVlsa7ytihsi'iti ain not
working forbt ajaj man
for the'presdentiat npjmiuation
said'Biijonsf have not
interested rhyg'elf mVanyhcdt"'
candindyaMman aay s ;
that I have been- trying to defeat
w iison or 0093 fiarmou or any
other man' he tells what, is not
true I have not vepl , made n p
my mind who, I wil support.''
Senator Simmons. I
'Senator Jtthn SbaipieW4Uiams,
of Mississippi, -srfys Woodrow
Wilson theJmit . availab'e
DemporaVicrahdrdate fur Presi
dent. ; By t the ime the National
democratic oonveusion jneess ai
Baltimore iV wiU Wttnimoai.
ilmingVpn Star.' : Aj
North Carolina Vill do; thp nice
thing at the CbicagocConveh'lioL,"
hopes The OWtitou NewSDiapatch.
'by giving her entire vWlb thai
great statesman,' matohlefes Reader
and patriotic Americau.'Thodore
Roosevelt " It, reJleeo5i that
in view otrresiaeni!, latva iUigri
minded, abnegation jdI, the-, pat ron
age club i as t if ar pojiible the
folks who -have -been; sorer, ever
4nce he toasted i thenvat; Greens
bore seme- years ago are i plucking
iV&tJtfM statement at, Greensboro
was to the; effect that th,;repab
lioan ci Ngtjthi Carolinaj are not
&t to bold office. and hetitfojlowed
bis - belief by ; - appoint' nrg J demo
crats to theplmpbrtantpoiitina
tp be filledwith apperhimehts by
him. Howabout it? In view of
this fact, are the 'republicans cf
rN ' rth Carolina going1 -to aSd him
in securing the Domination,aor(
are th-y 'going to atd at maD
frieLdly toocthemselvea rAi th
party in orth Carolina . fRoose
vel tis the man for the republi
cans of North Carolina.
. AOlr Wild MlnlxhtRkU .
'To warb'eciite oSiifeaiful for-
estofire: itf ituiatsky If g y oang
girl r ide hort.e-back.jit . midnight
and savea, mauy iiTyt. a, aeea
4nd cold, .whioh might hate end
ed, in consumption ort pneumcnia
It cured me, of a dreadful cough
and luog disease ''wrjtMtJRt
Pattersoiv" j Wejgtori; Tex.
died with,, oohsamtitionla and I
gained 87T pounds,;!' K'othins so
sure ana saie ror aiutnroai ana
lung - troubles. I Price' .$Qc tad
$1 CO .V Trial bpttle'freeV 'Guar
anteed by U d?0UU : f '
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