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A Home 'Newapaper Pabliahed in ' tlio llitercist . 9 People, and for Honesty iu Governmental Affairs
VOL. XIV N). 48. FOUETff SERIES
SALISBURY, N C, WEDH155DAY. OCTOBER 80TH, 1918.
AN APPEAL TO ALL
T the Tatar of Worth Carol
Th Bosi laport&nl forward step proposed in thtT,
history of our Cooaonwealth coas up for your aotloiT
Tuesday, Not sab r 5th.
On that day eaoh rottr Is privileged to east fti
ballt reading "FOR SIX MONTHS SCHOOL TERM"
. This is not a compulsory attendance law, but eaniAl
Imply that the Constitution of North Carolina will here
after guarantee to keep open the aohool doors for at least
a six-sofiths sohool tern In every school district in our '
poorest as well as in our richest counties.
Unanimously the State Conrentions 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 unanimous vote.
To all the world, en Ho v ember 6th, let the proud
message be. sent that not only has our State taken this
mighty forward step, but that it has deolared for it almost
as one man. To every voter--Demooratlo , Republican, and
Independent-speaking in behalf of our common love fmr our,
home State, we appeal. Let us have no negative votes on
tilts great forward moveaent. If any man in any n nmsninl 1 j
cannot vete for the measure, let him just pass the boa by
Let every voter remember to ask for the TO. SIX
MONTHS SCHOOL TERM ballot when he goes to the polls, ana,
let North Carolina report no negative votes on sueh a
progressive end vitSlly Important educational policy.
Connor of North Caroliaa
Rale itch, II. C, October 24,
Rowan Goes Over the Top.
Iti the Fourth Liberty Loan campaign just closed Rowan's
allotment was $800,000 and the amount subsribed was $827,300,
which puts her over the top by $27,300.
There were about 3200 subscribers, or eight per cent of the
population were buyers.
The result in the county was as follows:
lation Bowan County 40,000
China Grove... 900
Cleveland ..... 450
Gran Quarry 300
L.ndis ....... .. 900
Bank of China Grove ......
Farmers & Merchants Bk
Merchants & Farmers Bk
Bank of Rockwell
Salisbury 14,000 Davis & Wiley Bank
First National Bank
Peoples National Bank...
Salisbury Bk & Trust Co,
Wachovia Bk & Trust Co.
Total foi Salisbury
Barter Shoots Sheriff.
Iast ..Wednesday afternoon
Sheriff Krider, with Deputies
Graham and Nash, went to Mt.
U.la to arrest an army deserter
who was reported to . be staying
at i he home of a woman named
Bo-er on the Horton Farm. As
the officers approached the bouse
the saw a man run around the
hoine, he was called out to halt
:h he did by dropping flat to
ground and answered by a
shot, which took effect in
iaty Nash's right hand. The
Sheriff soon covered him with
his pistol and he was brought to
Saiiaburv-and placed in jail. He
still wore his soldier suit under
civh tan clothes. He said his
name was Allen H Sweet and
thai he had, been away from
Camp Jackson, S C, about three
ChalrmaB llifHun Statt
To IBy Friends in Rowan County:
I am a candidate for re-elect-tion
to the Office of
Solicitor of this District and I
trust that my record is such
that I can expert to receive
your vote in the coming elec
tion. While my Office is a po
litical one it isTalso a judicial
office arid as suctvl try to admin-
tially to all alike. 1 know I
have many friends in the Repub
lican Party and among the Inde
pendent voters who will vote
for me if it is called to their at
tentioh On account of the epi
demio of influeuza, 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 Novem
U 389 000
ment $800 000
scribed $827 300
... $3 389 000 $508 500 $574 100
Can Now Eat and Sleep in Comfort.
If troubled with indigestion or
sleeplessness you should read
wha'i 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 a dead weignt on
my stomach. I was very consti
pated and my complexion became
dark, vellow 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 Wiring them that I kept
up the treatment for nearly two
months. Tney cleansed my
stomach, invigorated my system
and since that time 1 can eat and
sleep in comfort I am today en-
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ttrsiy wan," ......
NOT BECAUSE HE IS W00DR0W WILSON!
NOT BECAUSE HE IS DEMOCRAT!
But Because He is the American President
Should the Hands of President Wilson be
Upheld Now by American Voters.
President Wilson has. appealed
to the country for a vote of con
fidence in his leadership 'both
at home and abroad" by return
ing the Democratic Congress.
In a statement addressed to
"My Fellow-Country men," he
said that the Republican leaders-
1 have unquestionably been
pro-war, but antf-Ad ministra
tion," and said electi n of a Re
publican majority to either house
if Congress would 'certainly be
interpreted on the other side of
the water as a repudiation of my
The President's Appeal. .
Following. is the President's
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
continuetp beypur unejiibarrass
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? ; ,
' I am your servant and will
accept your judgement, without
cavil but my power to administer
the great task 7 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, jno scruple or
taste must in grim times like
these be allowed to stand in the
way of speaking the plain truth
"I have no thought of suggest
ing that any political party is
paramount in matters of patriot
ism. I feel to deeply the sacri
fices which have been made in
this war by our citizens irrespec
tive of party affilications to har
bor such an idea. I 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-pro-war,
but they have been anti-ad
ministration. At almost every
turn which we entered the war
they have sought to tale the
choice of policy and the conduct
of the war out of my hands and
put itund,er 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 patty now
in power an opposing majority
could assume control of legisla
tion and oblige all action to be
taken amidst contest an obstruction.
Would lean Contest.
JVThe return of a Republican
Majority tp eitner house of the
'-ongresB would moreover, be in
lrpretive on the -other side of
tji water as a repudiation of my
leadership. Spokesmen of the
J& republican party are urging you
tfelect a Republican Congress in
o$!er to back up and support the
lljjesident,but even if they should
lathis impose upon ?some credu
liti voters on this side of the
winter they would impose upon
iione on. the otherside. It is
wieil understood there as well as
hefe that the Republican leaders
dijsire jiot so much to support
th President as to control him.
lfThe peoples of the allied
cqiin tries with whom we are as
sociated against Germany . are
qttfte familiar with the
sjtfe n i fi c a n c e of elections.
Tby would find it very difficult
tOvhelieve that the vote of . the
O-tUed States had chosen to sup-
p f their President by electing-
td.l&e Congress a majority con
trt,ned by those who are not, in fact
irjsympathy with the attitude
af ' action of. the administration',
For Nation's Sake.
iiaeed not tell you my fellow
countrymen, that I am asking
your support not tor my own
e 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
tOTallthe world. In ordinary
times divided counsels can be en-
durcd without permanent hurt to
thejro'untty. But these are not
your wish to sustain me with u
divided minds I beg that you
wlll saysoin a way which it
will! not be possible to misunder
stood either here at home or
atjpng our associates on the
ojjjer side of the sea. I submit
m difficulties and hopes to you.
i "Woodrow Wilson."
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i A War President's Advice.
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- ,'It is dangerous to swap horses
Wile crossing a stream."
v - What Roosevelt Said.
1898, during the Spanish
Apericati War, Colonel Roose
vel'l then candidate for Governor
ofew York said:
'Remember that whether you
willl or not; your votes this year
wilj be viewed by the nations of
Europe from one standpoint only
They will draw no fine distinc
tions A refusal to sustain the
President this year will, in their
eye$'be read as a refusal to sus-
taitfhe war Jtnd to sustain ther
theorts of our peace commis
siortp secure the fruits of war
Sucjlj. a "refusal may incon
ceivably bring about a rupture of
thepeace negotiations. It will
givtheart to our defeated antag
onists, it will make possible the
theuinterfere nee of those neutral
natims who in this struggle
hai wished us ill "
What President Harrison Said.
f fSimilar tenor former Presi
denT Benjamin Harrison pleaded
for the elettion of a Republican
egress to support McKinley.
-Quoted in the Philadelphia
Noiiih American, of November 1,
( the word goes forth that
thjeople of the United States
aretanding solidly behind the
President, the task of the peace
Cojataissioners will be easy, but
if tire re is a bre ak in the ranks
if the Democrats score a telling
victQty, if the Democratic Sena
tors! and Congressmen are elected,
Spain will see in it a v gleam of
hop1l.slie will tak-3 frv?sh 1 o. e,
and renewal of hostiliiies. m re
war rhiy be necessary to t ecu re
to ila; what we have already
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R SEPKEMf D
Ho Patriot an Shirli!
VOTE NOVEMBER 5TH.
Ther ir one service of iuesfimable value that very voter
can perform, and that evry patriot will perform , and that ;
a the pervice of gi)ini? to the polls on November 5th ; and
casting a ballaUjor tlo.;e candidates who can and will do
moat to bring thiB war to an ar!y conclunoaand bring the
boys back noma. No candidal i? qaaliHed for any office
unless he ia loyal to the core, imleas he is a hundred per
cent patriot and a hundred per cnt against PrussianMiliv
tarism If a candidate of any party ha?, since we entered
this war, been neutral as between ths country and t hearer -man
Empire, or hostile to our allies, if he has ever apolo
gized tor Prussian-barbarism, justified' the sinking of the
Lusitania, or declined to back up the soldiers at the front,
let ev Tyjoyal citizen vole against him and Iidltto consign
him to political pbliviou on Election Day.
Let i be repeated that the only issue before the Ameri
can people is the isue of winning the War, the issue of
crashing (xermaii Miliaiipm until it. can never raise its
snaky head, open its nl! devouring mouth or exhale its de
vasting treath -This is the iuie that will take every
father, bi -ther and friend of t ir-j soldirtr tj'to the polls, it is
the issue upou. which evnry patriot will mark hip ticket, it
is the issue upon which every r id blooded, loyal heaTted
American will ca?t his ballot. VII other issues are dead
and buried. In this year of sir -ss and dtrife no patriot will
permit love of party to make hi n vote against the ininter
est of his Country.
Democrats, Republicans an-i ?iembers of all other parties
and creeds are all fighting together iu France, shoulder to
shoulder, heart to heart and haul to hand. They are en
Tiching the soil of Flanders with their blood, they are dy:
ing side by side. If our boys can forget thir politics and
their differences of opinion and die together ver there.
?hall we dishonor their memory and desecrate their nn
marked. graves by refasiug to vote 'together over here bn
the 5th day of November.
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the Presi'ieiTcy and at that time
ing. Mr Lincoln by uttering a homely but immortal phrase 't:.
decided his own fate and also the fate of the election ana of
the Nation. He said that the American paople had too
much sense to swap horses in tin middle of the stream.
And he was right. The people net only re-elected him
President, but they also r-el-act-d a Republican Congress :
to stand by bJrn aud support him and help bim to solve the
war problems of the Nation. We are todayjai the midst of
a war whose responsibilities horrors and intricate complica
tions are greater than those of the Civil War. The people .
have just as much suse in 1918 a they had in 1864, and
they are goiug 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 the Kats jr'a Palace in Berlin that ths Ameri
can people will not swap off the party of Woodrow WilsoD
iu the middle of this bbo i-red stream of world-wide war.
The Democratic Party presents to the voters at this Elec
tion a County, State and Congres-iopal Ticket of men of
ability and experience, who for the past two years have
safely haudled the affairs of their respjet've offices in a care
ful and conscientious maimer, men who are loyal and true'
to the principles for which we fight. Shall we, in this
hour of trial, surrender a certainty for an uncertainty?
Shall we take . out of ofibe men of experience? Shall we
weaken our home Government at this time, of all othe e,
when it should be strong?
What father brother or friend of a soldier will decline 'o
endorse the present Administration?
Who wants a change made at this time in the midst of a
world war, m our body polilic?
Pn the 5th day of November lt every patriot, for the
sake of his Country. State and Nation and for the cause of:
Humanity, and th life' of his boy ungrudgingly support
the plans and purroses of Woodrow Wilson, a man whoe
leadership isa Joshua, in statesmabship a Jefferson, in Wis- ,
dom a Franklin, in courag ? a Jackson, in justice a Lincoln,
and iu patriotism a Washington, a mau whoe mind is a
mirror that reflect 1he possibilities of the future an
well as the piornises of the present and the pros
prophecies of the past, the Commander in Chief of all
our armies and navies, the man whom more than two
million of our brave boys are fcllwiug, aud whose judg
ment i as uuening as the mariner's compass and whose
purpos s are constant ag the northern star
Pr-s dent Wilson with all bisduties, wont to Princeton to
vote in t i;e Primary on September 24th, a distauce of nearly
two hundred miles, he will also travel two hundred miles to
vote in N )Vmber. If Mr Wilson, the busiest mm in the
w rld wdl as the foremost citizen iu the world can travel
two hundred n-i'e? to cast his ballot, every other man
should cnrtaii.iv go to his precinct aud cast his vote qu
k nf':.Z !"!Cr w "
the Civil War was still rag'
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