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Tho Carolina Watchman
Wo. EL STEWART, Editor and Owner
R&Sshed Svry Wednesday,
123 Weet Innee Street
SUBSCRIPTION PR1CB t
NfiTtarhmOT, I fftr, $ .75
Tht ftogiealvi Farmer, 1 year, L09
AH 3 foe a year each, only $150
Entered m second-class matter January
Nth, 19G5, at the poetoiflce at Salisbury,
Salisbury, N.U., Dec. 42(515.
! THE CONQUERING RE
Mr. Hicks has a larga number
of friends in Spencer and Sahs
bory who are glad that his ex
perience is aft an end and who are
as loyal, to him as ever. Salis
There is little or no difference
between wishing a thine and ex.
pressing it, bat there is consider
able difference between assuming
the responsibility for an expns
siou and trying to make it appeal
merely as the sentiment of others,
baft, so far as expressions and th
assuming of responsibilities go,
uumerous principles of right and
wrong follow, and, in the fiua
analysis, it is rather difficult for
man to ba found on both tided
of the same proposition. It has
trot been long since this same pa
per (The Post) spoke of the mayoi
of a near by town, one of the all
round most contemptible inei
Thk Watchman, and many other
hare ever known, as a 'High
toned Christian gentleman," and
with bis awful pioture flaunted it
in the face of the deoent men and
women of Salisbury. Salisburi-
ans and Spencerians, the man
honorable, virtuous and truly
christian men and women who
make their homes in th6se places,
deserve far more consideration, iu
fact it is a greas injustice, if not
deliberate insult, for them to 1 1
ignored while the criminal, im
moral and brazen faced lepers oi
society are played up in the pub
lic prints in terms that can onl)
pre parly be applied to the right
eous. Whether intended or not
this is the sum. total of the mat.
Where is the honest, modest
gentleman jaat home from the
penitentiary who wants his name
spread before the public in, "box
car "(type as (hough he were a con
queriug hero? And where ts the
paper who has so little regard for
the proprieties as to do such a
thing? Salisbury's the place
The caitom of greeting convicts
return home has never before been
exercised in North Carolina save
by Negroes, end this even has LeeL
r undly denounced by every rep
o table citizen and paper in th
State No one save a brazen faoed
criminal ready to oommit other
orimes cao reasonably look for
anything like a hearty reception.
The Watchman does not set it
salf up as a diotator, or leader,
morally jor otherwise, far from it,
bat it frankly admits that it is
jealous fcr the good name of its
home town,' for the good name of
its home people, for the good name
of the good men and women who
havo adopted the place as their
home, for the institutions of oar
town, for the reputable business
interests of our town and for the
customs, friendships and high
ideals of society that obtain here,
and for the many noble Christian
examples of our people. We see
these things and more, we admire,
appreciate andean oo -operate ful
ly with their every effort to reach
greater heights, yet the road that
leads on and up is not without
its snares, temptations and at
tacks by the enemy; the eiemy,
what a broad and ever expanding
view of rank weeds is before us;
verily from-the short comings of
the fool to the most diabolioal
conduct of satan himself, whose
attaoks on the citadel of Right
eousness never cease, bubble, cuu
n:nff. sneaking, threatening.
Ivinff. brazen, day by day he plys
his attacks, bv writing printing.
word of mouth and example, and,
it is only by a like vigorous and
i j f iL.i L. e l
neraiaieut aeieueu (UHt lun 11
not overwhelmed. Let's on with
the fight, th nation will not be .
sweot from its marines bv the hv-l
pha iated citizen nor will Balis-; ioiptisonmect will expire on the
tor v. 'eighteenth of this month. This
When a community permits the pardon is granted for the reason
criminal and immoral to cooupy that Jadge Long who tried the de
the poiitions of honor in its gv.v fendant, on his own initiative, re
eroiu mt, iu its pnblic prints nd quoted xae to do it. The defend
in it j song, it is oertainly time ant has made an exceptionally
for cUce-fc people to call a halt. god prisoner."
Athts "time; of cheer: ".and gcod
will that should extend from all
to all, Thb Watchman enters its
S8rd year, or its twelfth volume,
fourth series. Much history bas
been made by our town, county.
State and nation and most of it
has been reoorded in these oolomus
during its long career. Thi
Wat hmah feels that is still
young and shall proceed on its
ray as heretofore, and, if pcsaible
with greater energy ..and greater
loyalty to the community and its
people in whioh and . with whom
it exists . It greatly appreciates
the patronage extended it and the
good will of its friends. In turn
it extends ite heartiest good will
to all, hopes that none will be
without the oheer and comfort
emblematio of the coming of the
Babe of Bethleham, that the new.
year be pregnant with prosperity
and succeis for all and that that
peace that has been ours so long
will remain and, like the star that
led the shepherds of old will guide
our people beside the still waters
and in pastures green .
Losses Were iDsipificait
futkisb and 6erman Sources Siy British
Losses Were Enormous.
Deo. 21 In asking for another
million men for the British army,
bringing it to 4,000,000. Premier
Aeqnith told the House of Com
mons that Great Britain needed
every min fit fcr military service.
There was further u timation
that unless the number of men
enlisted under the plan of Earl
Derby came up to expectations
conscription might still have to
The Irish Nationalist party for
whom John Redmond was the
spokesman, placed itself on record
as being ready to oppose eonsorip
ion by every means in its power.
The representative of the Labor
party announoed strong opposition
by the Laborites to consoription,
although the auocessor of James
Keir Hardi?, 0. B. Stanton, lead
er cf the miners, declared that if
the men would not volunteer they
should be brought to the colors.
Referring to the retirement of
the 100,000 British forces from the
Suvla and Ansao zones on the Gal
lipoli Peninsula the Premier an
nounced what he admitted, it
seemed to almost incredible that
the operation had been carried out
without loss of lif and with the
wounding of only three men.
The Rnssians are reported un
officially to have bombarded and
occupied Varua with a sufficient
number of men to hold the Bui-
garian Black Sea port against at
tack. The town, apoording tp this
report was laid in rains, and the
Bulgarian garriton suffered heavy
The French have eaptured with
infantry after preparation by ar
tillery an important part of the
German works at Hartmanna-
Weilerkcpf, in the Vosges Moun
tains. Elsewhere on the Western
front there has been nothing bat
Vienna reports the annihila
tion of two companies of Italians
who were attempting to make an
advance on San Michele Mountain
in the Isonzo zone of the Anstro
Italian battle line.
A. W. Hicks 6ets Pi r do a it List.
With just two days remaining
on his term, A. W. Hicks, senten
ced to two 3 ears in the State Pris
on from Rowsn county in Novem
ber 1918, Cor the teohnical offensi
oi maxing improper entries in
books of the Spencer branch of
the Wachovia Loan and Trust Go's
bank for which he wai cashier,
was last Thursday granted a par-
dop by Governor Craig.
Several times daring the term
of the prisoner, strong efforts has
been made by the friends of the
convioted man to have him par
doned. Governor Craig has, here
tofore, resolutely declined to in
bnl-.terfere wfen n course of the
'jodgment of the ccurt. Prior tt
!hi8 conviotion Hicks had proven a
splendid reputation and had been
& man of considerable iufluenoe in
t ha nnmmnnitv
..j . A
In bis statement of reasons
G - veruor Craig said:
The term of the defendant's
Fa' Uo'os'oMfel Dec 30-31
SalUt ury, N, q. R. D No. 6.
Dt-c. 20, 1915.
The 4th quarterly met-ting of
Rowan Couuty Farmers Union
will be held with "Oak Grove"
Local, near Lowerstone hatch,
on Thursday and Friday Decem
ber 80-81 1016. Thfe meeting
will be au important meeting.
It will be theoooaiicn ot the elec
tion cf rffioers for th eueun g
year. R:wan County now stands
at the headof the 6oanties in the
State, having the greatest number
of members with Iredell a close
second The bounty officials es
pecially would love to see every
local ib Rowan County represented
aid that strenuous efforts may be
launched to hold the State banner
county. It can be easily done if
the proper machinery is put to
work. J. Y. Green, State organ
jse and lecturer, will be with us
both days. Ou Friday, 31st, the
meeting will be opened to all.
Tboie wishing to go by rail will
buy tickets for Reck well arriving
from Salisbury at 10:5 a.m.. or
5:05 p- m. All wishing a convey
ance frcm Rookwell to Lowerstone
should notify G. A. Fisher, chair
man arrangements committee,
Rookwell R. D. 1, tHiug him
whioh train you will be ou.
All together for a better and
greater Farmers' Uuion.
Abthur L. Kiutiz,
SecyTieas. Rowan County F. U.
Villi 6epertls Rudi for Puce-
El Paso, Tex. Deo. 20 A
though a number of his generate
have entered into peace negotia
tions with 4he de faoto Govern
ment of Mexic, Gen. Francisco
Villa was reported tonight to have
gathered 4G0 armed men somt
wnere in the State of Chihuahcs
to oppose bis former organiza
tions. The Otrranza de faoto G:veru
mens is in official control of the
former Villa State of Ohihauhau
by virture of an agreemeut reaob
ed between Generals Robertc
Limon, Manuel Banda, Lieut
Col Flaviano Paliia and Col.
Eduardo Andalon, and Andreas
Garoia, of the Carrausa Consulate
here, by whioh about 4,C00 troop
and the organization of the Villa
Government, including the oitiee
of Juarez and Chihauhaa and all
border points, aooept Carranz
domination. The agreement
grants amnesty to all btt Gener
al Villa and his brother Hipolito
' The generals entered into con
ference yesterday as delegates
from General Villa to confer with
Mr. Garoia upon plans to tarn
over the entire territory and all
troops and armi, end for himself
to leave the Capital without any
They reported the result of their
eonference last night to General
Villa at Chiahuahua City.
Late today they had received
no reply from General Villa and
instead, learned that after re
ceiving tneir advices uenerai
Villa gathered 400 men and left
Chihuahua City and that his
whereabouts were unknown.
Invigorating to the Pale and Sickl
The Olc Standard general strengthening tonic
GROVES TASTELESS chill TONIC.drives out
Mli rianricbet the Wood, builds up the system.
A trrs Tonic For adults and children. 60c
There is no danger of a "good
citizen' beii. g sent to the peni
tentiary, so when one is thus in
caroeratad it it because he has not
been a good citizen, but should he
make 'an exceptionally good pris
oner," it is manifest ht has been
placed where he belongs.
Whenever You Need a General Tv f
The Old Standard Grove's 1 jv - -;
shin Tonic is equally valoabie -General
Tonic because it contain. t
well known tonic properties of QUI Ni 3
and IRON. It acts on the Liver, i :
oat Malaria, Enriches the Blood
finOtonp the Whole System. SOceo't'
Do You Want
a New Stomach?
If you 'fo "Digestoneine" will?
give you me. For full particulars,
literature and opinions regarding
this wonderful Discovery which
is benefitirig tiousands, apply to
SMITH )RUG COMPANY
SALISBURY, N. C
A. h jo received one oar
load of assorted baskets,
Bill Ytt Parkers, if not
To Get Rid of the Poisonous
Gases and Fermenting Food.
A good long fast will do this,
sometimes. A trip .to the moun
tains. Tramping. Roughing it.
Yes, very good remedies.
But are you going to avail
yourself of either one of these
remedies. No? Then the next
best thing is totry a bottle of
Peruna. Take it according to di
rections. You will have a natural
appetite. All gas and fermenta
tion in the stomach will dis
appear. Read what Mrs. Emma Bell,
Box 204, Fort Pierce, Florida,
says: "I was taken suddenly,
with swelling of the stomach and
towels, and great distress. Very
painful. Three doctors gave me
no relief. Could not eat any
thing. Everything soured. I
was starving to death. I began
taking Peruna and was soon
strong enough to do work. After
taking five bottles 1 can truth
fully say I am well. I gained
twenty pounds. ' '
Mortgage Sale of Real Estate
By vii tura of thj powers contained
in two certain Mortgage Deed execu
ted by A. J. Boger and wife Ellen Bo-
ger to D. (J. l.ingle one of said Mort
gage Deeds having been executed on
the 28th day of August. 1906, and reg
istered in Book of Mortgages 28, page
276, and the other Mortgage Deed hav
ing boen executed on the I6tn day of
November, 1906, and registered in Book
of Mortgagee 28 pai e 664, default hav
ing been made in the payment of the
n ies cured by each of sai 1 mortgage
duties, the undersigned Mortgagee will
sell at public auction to the highest
bidder for cash at the Court House
door in Salisbury, North Carolina, on
Mouriay, December 27tb, 1915,
at Twelve o'clock M., the following
described real estate:
Beginning at a stake on the Concord
road. Ada taolmes' corner; thenee in a
Northernly course with said road 110
feet to a stake ; then on Bwink's cor
ner; thence in an Easternly course
with 8 wink's line 146 feet to a stake;
thence in a Southernly direction with
8wink's line 42 feet to a Htakp; thence
in an Easternly course 52 feet to Jutios
Menius'line; thence with his line 68
feet to Ada Holmes' corner; thence
with her line 198 feet to the beginning,
being part of I. ts 10 and 11 in the plot
of the Fair Gtourds property. .
This the 28th day of November. 1915.
D. C. 1. ingle, Mortgage.
P. S. Carlton, Attorney.
J) All sort of repair work in leather.
Spee.Hl orders taken care of.
Prepared to make, "Iter and repair
anything in Leather Goods.
Gold Hill Harness Go.
Telephone No. 24 Gold Hill, N . O.
He curries a full line of Higb
Grade Groceries at
very low prices.
Buys all kinds of Products
Chickens, Eggs, Bacon, and
vegetables. See him
Headquarters for Watkiue
119.VV. Inniss St.
300 ARTICLES-300 ILLUSTRATIONS
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lor things new and Interesting and it is
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Ready to Wenr.
Buy a new Coat Suit now at after Christ
mas prices. $10 GO Coatisuits
' - "-' for $4.98
Few Coat Suits ' left--from last seasons
styles also few of this seasons worth
$10 00 and 12 50 for $4.98
$10 00 to 15 00 Suits for $7 .48
Nice lot of this seasons Suits worth 10.00
and 15 00 close out price $7.48
All better Suits Greatly deduced to close
out. - N
Men and Boys Clothing.
Buy a new Suit for Christmas and buy
from us it you want the best for the
least money. . - , . .
You can always have the good feel
ing of knowing you have done; the
Best and gotten your goods at the
very lowest price when you trade at
Five Chinese ProiiiiCfs Declare Ttielr In
ufptndenCB. San Franciso-, Deo. 20. Tong
Koug ChoDK, president of the Obi
Uftie Republic Aesooiafeiou, ti
ceived a cablegram from Bhang
hai, China, toi ifeht which stated
that five Chioeie provinces had
deslared their ludepeudeuce of the
rale of Ynau Shi Kni,
The praviuoes cono rned in the
revolution were, according to the
cablegram, Kwangtong Kiaugei,
Yuanuau, Schuen and Kweichau
Mr. Toug. who hae preaided re
cently at several masj-meetit g
ot Chines frcm all parts of Cali
fornia, said tonight he believed
the acfeiou of the five provinces
would be followed by similar de:
claration f torn all part a cf China
He sid thp Chinese iu America
were strc Dgly oppnpd to the r.-'
turn of China to the mouarchial
form of Government.
Large Boms, be said,1 had been
pledged by California Chinese to
finance a general revolution.
Cures Old Sores, Other Remedies Won't Cure.
The worst cases, no matter of how lone standing,
are cured by the wonderful, old reliable Dr.
Porter's Antlsepac fieaiinsr Oil. It relieves
Palowd Baals at the samiTume. 25c.S0c.SlX0
Oir Second Sheets should be in every
offioe, 40c per 1,000. The real
Salisbury Printiug Office, 120
West Inuei Street, op stairs.
A Touch of a Match Brings a Touch of Sp"rin
Touch a match. In five min- chill-free and cosy. Pick it up ;,
utes the Perfection Smokeless and take it wherever you want
Oil Heater is spreading comfort extra heat. Light and easily ,
and warmth. carried. Smokeless and odorless.
Ten hours glowing warmth on
Sold in many styles
Highest Award at Panama-Pacific Exposition.
Look for th Triangle Trademark.
Use Aladdin Security Oil or Diamond White Oil to secure best results in
Oil Stoves, Lamps and Heaters.
Wsshmjton, D. C.
PERFECTION f, ZSZjP&Xg " J 6 I I I p
SALISBYRY, TJ. G.
0C!L NTH CHURCH.
Deo. 13 N W. Morgan and
Sou saw mill company is sawing
for J. A. Morgan neat here.
Miss Amanda C. Morgan is ou
the tick list at ihis writing.
Levi Trexier is cu the sick list
at ths writing.
Jas W. Morgan tud family
spent Friday Light, December
17h. at Ivey O. Morgan's.
Mr. b i. d M.S. Jchj Rjgers aud
little daoghtei, Carrie, are visit
ing near China Qrove.
A B. Lis k is Hawing lumber for
Ed Tiger near here.
Wil lam Mornj has 1 een cattiug
ties ior.S. C Morgan the past few
It lias been reported that we
hav-i one caee.of emails x iu the
comai unity If thia be true we
"hop" the patient will recover scon.
Clarence Morgan end family
spn.t Snnday 'at G Jd H;ll, N C.
,W 'e th:nk ii Yeuxit woult wat
up and com to himself ci.c' he
Would quit dreaming sd much.
The writer spent Saturday, Dh
oinbar 18th iu Salisbury.
. JchuRibel iu aud family of Df er
i her hae novd near Badi. , N C ,
oere they will mak thsir future
Q . M . He ff man aud family vii
ited t E. C , Morgau'e Sundav,
December 19th .
School at Jackson Collpge w: 1 1
clcae thrc ughout the hrilida e.
I will close wishiu? the Editor
land the readers cf The Watch
man a Happy C irietm te
keeps any room a gallon of kerosene oil.
and sizes at all hardware and general stores.
Charlotte,-N. C. jsf II I
Charleston. W. Vs. 1$ :-'. S S. If I
t Charleston. S. C. rU"t f I
Mens $7 50 Winter suits mixed Cashmere
all sizes for , $4 98
Men and Boys pr.yoath S10 00 Blue Serge
Suits all wool for . S7,48
Big value in Mens Suits for 8 7.S 9 75
V' ' and 312.59
Styleplus Suits foJ men with plenty of
style best workmanship real S20 00
Suits one price SI 7.03
Nice lot of Boys Suits all Ser--e at Slv98
2 48 to $5 .00
Men and Boys Underwear.
Mens 50c heavy fleeced or fibbed shirts
and drawers for 33c
Mens 97c ribbed Union Suits for
.,. only 75c
CeBffjflerate P b In Mi
Nea-ly tan thQusdnd dollar is
beirg handed Mirbv Clerk rf trie
Court J F.ic)ub''in8. for the
Ccnfedf-rate V;Vrru:iB peiisicu
claims. -Stilt auditor W. Pi u
Wood bas just em.t, v uc:er to
the clerk of o urtOfor thn pavmut
oftheRiwan Goti(-dY& Vtier
ana. There v r' : fiv classes of
thee pe!;sir..et v i , tirt, second,
third, fourth iiui Md .wB oi the
Confederate Vrd;,. who re-
0-lV d 5 h- f i:o:ii g a -:. UUt TO
spctivpy: ui uj h, iaB class
72-, 2nd c;aes $G0, 3rd class 48,
4' h and 5 ;i i-s . f82 each.
While th , viHi... uts appear
(O be sma l, y ?t d ib a great help
to the eld Bold ers; J thf ir wid
d:w Thw averajj-i nu.o;,jt paid
to each i; i "-?r i, . . hnnt
$35 . h. - c i
(it: : ;-.uai pen-
: he 'iet, but
in this county
ioiif.r arn t.-v c
nn Tfe din ! : fe : :
evetai Ljiv : cl o
during tut, asc y
f ur t. ta!U ' i i i-i r v
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annum p . id ' i
m nig I $i)
Th- Wflt - !:! UI i i
iu this cont r a a!-
r l ht re are
'--r in thu
;vn 120 per
ih y iuBlall-
The "lufeSra -hst Dec- -t ct. The Head
Bec.ise ot ite tonic a. id it -.hi -,ve effect LAX1.
TIV!i HBOMO QU1.N ri xijh , ,nter than ordinal
QutMne aiid upes not cat's nervousness nor
tineuig- bsrc Keinfm'r (be tull name and