A Home Newspaper Published in the Interest of-the Peopie and for Honesty in Governmental Affairs.
VOL. VI NO. 32.
Salisbury N. O., Wednesday July 27th,. 1910.
Wm.H Stewart, Editor.
WHY WOMEN GOODfS ARE HI6HER.
Washington Dispa'chto the Women; Med
Must Not Read!
Written expressly for ; this news
paper. By Marion E . Leland."
Washington, July 25. Madam,
have you been to the dry goods
store lately, the dry goods stor
in your own town?
Have you noticed that yon
must pay from 10 to 12 cents these
dai for. the standard muslins
that retailed for 8 and 9 cents not
so long ago?
And do yon know that ginghams
Jkhat sold last year for 7$ cents a
yard now cost 8?
Those questions are addressed
to the womenfolks. Iu fact, this
article is dedicated to the women
of Salisbury. This is because the
editor has asked for a political
letter from Washington for the
sole interest of his women readers.
Yes, the request was somewhat
unusual. The newspaper corres
pondents who sit in the Press Gal
leries in the United States Capi
tol seldom if ever prepare an ar
ticle for the enlightenment of the
women of the land. But why
not? Is it not true that they do
more buyiDg than the men? Ai d
that increased prices pinches the
women even more than the men?
Now if you have noted that
muslins and ginghams and each
are higher do you know the reas
on? Senator Aldrich of Rhode
Island and Senator Flint of Cali
fornia stated on the floor of the
Senate that the retailers- were to
blame for the upward tendency of
prices. Tnese senators were sim-
piy. trying to pass tne responsi
bility from their shoulders, where
it belongs, to the shoulders of the
oorner store, where it does not be
long. Your local retailer is as
blameless for increasing prices as
. Then; who isVto. biame? I can.
sive vua fcna answer. Xhe-coloi-
ed.pentleman in ihe woodpile is
the Payne-Aldrich tariff law.
The members of Congress who
voted for this measure will be
explaining to your hus- bands
before long that they voted
nntnnf inn Tnt or Vi a ft thair ;
really voted for was extortion.
STOCKING COSTS MORE NOW.
. Qinghams and laces are not the
only things that cost more be
cause of the passage of the 1 'extor
tion" bill. Take stockings for
A year ago a popular seller was
a German knit cotton stocking
with a seamleis foot and Louis
Hermesdorf dyes. This stocking
cost the merchant $2.25 a dozen
pair and sold for 25 cents a pair.
Last year a certain American
stocking, not so well dyed, nor
' so well made, cost the merchant
$1.75 a dozen pair.
To-day the American stocking
costs the merchant $2.25 a dozen
and sells for 25 cents. Do you
see the point? The tariff has
raised the price of its German
rival 10 cents a rair. and it is no
longer on sale. The greedy
American gets a monopoly on
stockings. Then he immediately
raises his price to the retailer.
And you are now paying the same
price for an inferior article that
you used to pay for a good arti
Higher prices and cheaper qual
itiesl That is the short defini
tion of Aldrichism.
FIGUBES TELL THE STOEY.
Here is a table supplied by a
leading wholesale dry goods es
tablishment which tells its own
Cost prior Cost of
to Payne same Arti
tariff. cles to-day.
Men s, wo
hosiery Per doz. Per doz,
2 21 2 48
2 59 2.86
ton and Jer
women's clothes cost more .
Women's clothes cost more this
year than they did last as a re -
PEARSON FLAYS TAfT.
Cannot Endorse, Defend, Justify. Extenuate
or Understand Acts of President Taft.
Asheville, July 25. Republi
cans in Asheville and Buncombe
county were given a severe jolt
this evening when Richmond Pear
son, former United States minis
ter to Periia and Greece, caused
to be published a -communication
in which he not only declinedto
accept the Republican nomination
for State senator after . being en
dorsed by the precinct meetings
Saturday night, but took occasion
to put the gaff in President Taft
in no uncertain manner. Pear
son's communication, which was
addressed to The Gazette-News,
''I am surprised to learn that
the Republican primaries, held in
this county on the 23d instant,
declared for me with . practical
unanimity fcr the State senate.
"My surprise is ail the greater
in view of the fact that on the
16th instant J. -1, Briit, the presi
sent State senator; T. F. Row
land, the county chairman, and
T.J. Harkins. chairman of the
city executive committee, called
in a !ody and asked if 1 would ac
cept the nomination for the State
senate, and I told these gentle
men emphatically and unequivo
cally tfcat I would not accept the
nomination, for reasons which I
stated to them frankly, but which
I am now constrained to state pub
licly to the Republicans who have
honored me by this renewed ex
pression of confidence, for which I
am unaffectedly and cordiality
"I cannot run or stand or sit
for the office in question, for the
plain reason that I cannot endorse
or defend or justify or explain or
extenuate or understand the per
sistent and obstinate insults
which the actual President and
head ot the. party has heaped upon
he twelve hundred thousand
white Republicans of the South
ern stateB who honored him by
their confidence and their sto
rages at the last election.
"This naked and undeniable
act would make my position as a
candidate not simply untenable
bat impossible. So that my self-
respect, as well as my obligations
to the party, force me to stacd
aside until a different p'sture of
affairs shall be presented.
'The rumblings in the sixth
district of Missouri and the cata
clyms in the fourteenth Massa
chusetts and in the thirty-Becond
New York districts seem to have
had no effect upon Mr, Taft. and
he will probably continue in his
fatuous course until the elections
next November reveal the fact
that he has lost friends in our
party, and gained neither votes
nor thanks from the other.
suit of the Payne-Afdrich bill.
A woman's ready-made suit costs
$3 more than it did, for a pattern
of the same quality. The woman
who bought a pattern and made
her own spring suit had to pay
$1 a yard for common blue Berge
that she bought last year at 75
cents, or for broadcloth $1 50 a
yard for what was formerly $1 25
PRICES IN GENERAL SOAR.
Nor are these things an excep
tion. Take woolen blankets, take
woolens of any kind, take men's,
ladies' and children's gloves
but why more examples? If
you have been shopping you know
the story better thai) the writer.
But on one thing, at least, the
Washington correspondent, if he
knows his business, can put you
straight. Your local retailen,
American women, are not the
r sponsible parties. It ia true
that the clear to higher prices
leads into the local retailer's, Hut
it is also, true that it runs right
on through and out of his back
REPUBLICANS ARE RESPONSIBLE .
The really responsible parties
are the members of Congress who
voted for the Payne-Aldrich bill.
And you might, by the way, in
quire around and find out just
how your member voted:
If he voted "aye", nail him.
And nail him hard 1 For he is
' the villain in the piece
Items of Interest in Various Neighborhoods
Sent in by Our Friends.
July 23. The services at
the Baptist church here have
closed. Twenty-one have
been . baptized during this
The painter, Mr. Ayers, is
painting George Peeler's resi
The well drillers are still
going down through our sol
id granite. They pass through
dirt, then soft rock, then
quicksand, then light gray
Miss Elthie Fesperman,
daughter of Monroe Fesper
man, and Eviett Shive drove
to the Organ Church parson
age and were married Sun
day night, July 17th, by Rev.
H. A. Trexler. Mr. Shive is
a granite cutter and they
will locate in Faith. We wish
them a long and happy life.
W. A. Blount, T. Gr, Blount,
J. W. Oden, Joshua Tayloe,
D. T. Tayloe are the names
being cut on five big granite
sills, large raised letters, for
entrance stones to cemetery
lots at Washington, N. C.
GOLD HILL, ROUTE 1.
July 18. The health of
this community is very good
at this writing.
Farmers are very busy now
with their crops.
John L. Morgan has gone
near Norwood where he will
teach school this summer.
There were several from
old Morgan to stand the ex
amination the 14th and 15th.
Among them were Misses
Ijillie, .Minnie and A mandfc
have Paul Goodman with us
on that occasion. He took
the state examination.
Zeb Morgan visited at San
uel Bame's Sunday.
Amanda Morgan spent Sat
urday night in Cabarrus at J.
M. Dry's. She reports a nice
time. She also attended the
funeral services of Mrs. Lew
is Earnhardt, held at St.
Stephen's Church, Saturday
There was preaching at St.
Matthew's church Sunday
which was attended by a large
crowd of people. Kev Sprach-
er preached an excellent ser
C. W. Wyatt spent Satur
day and Sunday with home
folks. He met with quite an
accident last week. He and a
young lady of Cabarrus coun
ty, started for Greensboro.
He got off the train in Salis
bury to take a look at the
town. When the train started
he being some distance away,
ran to catch the train, but all
in vain. He spent the day in
in Salisbury while the lady
who he accompanied went to
With best wishes to The
July Z6. j. w. reeier is
veiy sick at this writing.
J. D. Shoe has been attend
ing the Lutheian Synod that
met at Spencer this week.
B. A. Fesperman has been
on the sick list for a few
Miss Mittie Shoe visited at
Spencer a few days recently.
Rev. C. A. Brown will
preach a special sermon to the
-mr m y V - ft i
Junior Urder ol urescent on
the fifth Sunday night in Jus
ly. All Juniors and the
public are cordially invited
to be present, ine services
will be held in the Reformed
church at Crescent.
Miss Pearl and Li Hie Goods
man went to Salisbury Satur
day. G. H. Sifford went to Salis
Summerell Heilig' has been
Did Golonel MosBy Know Too M?
Although Col, John " S. MoBby
of Virginia beoame a Repnblicafti
soon after the war closed, his mo
tives have never been questioned
and his high personal and -'social
standing neverlaffeeted. He. was
of immense benefit to Virginia Bn
Virginians because of Janti
mate relations with Geheral
Grant. He has had severaH'ooppr
tant positions under tha govern
ment and met every requirement
with ability and fidelity. : Si8 du
ties at one time t rough hfin, to
Montgomery, and all , on r people
hold him in most affectikte re
gard. He has recenilyiide
prived of the'positfon bEed, we
believe in the Departme1i Just
ice, and while age is : lnsibly
g4veu as the cause, there" i is very
general belief that his fearless ex
posures of men caught in (liiminal
acts had most to do with tpa desire
to get rid of him. He knew too
much for the personal comfort of
some people high up in financial
and other circles. We trust his
lines for the future may fall in
pleasant places Montgomery Ad
vertiser. . : "
doing some work for tfje Gold
mil Telephone Company.
Thomas Cozart, ihd has
been working on the south
bound Railway, was at home
last Sunday. ' :f .
There will be missionary
service neid in fct. james
Lutheran church n;t bun
day afternoon at 3 .o'clock
Addresses will be iade f by
Rev. Reuben GeqJnianJ: of
Spencergithd also by P. D.
Brown. .The public jis cor
Missei-Dovie Bea vr and
Irene filler "attended confers
ence "at , Spencer Ias Satur
day. . -::
ilrtj of altoaK -bionary
exercise at St. Peter's
Lutheran church last Satur
day. P. D. Bowers made a
fine address on missionary
work. Prof. Rothroch was
present and presented the Bis
ble which was given to the
1 m m t a 1 -
one mat brougnt in tne
largest sum of moneys to the
missionary society. George
Park received the Bible.
Mrs. J. B. McCombs, of
Granite Quarry, visited rela
tives at Rockwell last Sun
day. Uncle Bill.
July 25. The health of this
community is very good at this
writing. There is no sickness to
Chester Crnse little son of
Robert Crnse, had the misfortune
to break his left arm between the
wrist and elbow .
John Miller, of Mt. Pleasant,
visited his father, B. A. Miller,
near Lowerstone, Sunday night
There was an ice cream party
at J. M. Rinehartts Saturday
night. A lsTrge crowd was
Dora Bost had the misfortune
of running a thorn in her foot.
George Robert L. Beaver has
been in Salisbury a few days
visiting his sister.
We understand Robert .Cruse
has rented the Old Barnhardt
place near Lowerstoue.
Mrs. J. A. M. Brown visited at
L. V. Brown's Sunday.
A subscription school waB start
ed at Lowerstone last Monday
with Kerry Wagoner as teacher.
' : Joe.
was of the unconquerable, never-
say-die kind, the kind that you
need most when you have a bad
cold, cough or lung disease. Sup
pose troches, cough syrups, cod
liver oil or doctors have all f ailed,
don't lose heart or hope.' Take
Dr. King's New Discovery. Sat
isfaction is guarant ed when used
for any thioat or lung trouble.
It has saved thousands of hopaless
sufferers. It masters stubborn
colda. obstinate couahs. k hemor
rhages, la grippe, croup, Asthma, J
hay fever and whooping cough
and is the most safe and certain
remedy for all bronchial affec
tions. 50c. $1.00. Trial bottle
free at All Druggists.
COLQUITT DOMINATED FOB GOVERNOR.
Proposition to Submit Prohibition Amend
ment to a Popular Vote Carries.
Dallas, Tex., 24 July. Oscar B.
Colquitt, an anti-prohibitionist,
was yesterday nominated for Gov
ernor by a plnrality which will
probably reach 60,000. Cone and
William Poindexter, the prohibi
tionist candidates, have only
about a thousand votes' difference
between them. These are now
in favor of Poindexter, but may
change as some heavy Johnson
counties are yet to come.
Former Attorney General Da
vidson iB about 20,000 votes be
hind Poindexter and Johnson.
The proposition to submit to
popular vote a prohibitionist
amendment to the constitution
haB carried by probably 20,000.
This presents the situation of an
ami-prohibition Democrat being
nominated with a party demand
ing the submission of --a prohibi
tionist amendment confronting
him. This was caused by the
prohibitionist split on candidates.
For Congress in the third dis
trict James Young of Kaufman
county was nominated. In this
district a vacancy was created by
the appointment of Congressman
Russell to the Fedeial bench by
President Taft. R. M. Lively
was elected to fill the unexpired
term and James Young for the
In the fourth district C. B.
Randell, the incumbent was re
nominated by- a large majority.
Congressman Jack Beall in the
fifth district also received a heavy
l majority over Jones, nis op
Iu the seventh district returns
indicate that Congressman A. W.
Gregg was successful. In the
twelfth district returns are in
complete, but Oacar- Calaway has
a slight lead ovr the incumbent.
Oscar Giilespie. ' .
In the thirteenth district Con
gressman John H. Stephens was
was renominated by an overwhel
Two in One.
Dr. Bell's Anti-Paiu is both an
internal a .d external remedy. It
is an atiseptic remedy and de
stroys disease germs. Sold every
where on a positive guarantee.
An Explosion Kills Eleven.
Washington. July 21. Eleven
meu were killed, two fatally hurt
and four others, including a lieu
tenant, less seriously injured to
day by a permature explosion dur
ing the firing of a 12-inch gun at
Fort Monroe, Va., in target prac
tice. This i the worst disaster
that has ever attended army tar
get practice in the United Ctates.
The meu were blown to death
instantly and their bodies badly
mangled. Lieutenant "Van Dusen,
who was directing the firing squad
of student officers in the battle
practice, suffered a broken leg,
while a man standing near him
was instantly killed.
A Pain Remedy,
Both internal and external is
needed daily by almost everyfam
ily. Keep a bottle of Dr. Bell's
Anti-Pain. Good for all kinds of
bowel, troubles. Externally for
outs, burns, sprains and all pains.
Strongly antiseptic. Sold every
where. The Oil Mill Gening Under Way.
A meeting of the stockholders
of the Arey Oil and Fertilizer Co.
oaoital stock $50,000. was held
last Thursday night and the fol
lowing directors were elected:
J. A. SoBsaman, D. L, Arey, D.
Oestreicher, J. A. Caldwell, A.
M. Rice, R. Linn Bernhardt and
W. B. Strachan. The directors
elected the following officers:
D. L Arey, president; J. A. Sob
saman, vice-president and mana
ger; W..B. Strachan, secretary
and treasurer. The buildings are
being built and the mill is expect
ed to be in full operation this
fall. The mill will be splen
didly equipped and will have a
crushing capacity of about 80 tons
of seed per day.
A Suggestion as to How to Defeat Unright
Mb. Watchman : I saw in your
columns of recent date a very in
teresting article in ' reference to
good men for offices and some sar
castic remarks about some of the
candidates on the present ticket.
I think your points were Veil
taken and deserve careful consid
eration. There is no doubt but what
there is a lion in the way and
men should be careful as to how
they tamper with him. But how
to remedy the great evil is the
Different parties may be a
great benefit to our country, pro
vided they do not go beyond what
is right; but parties and party re
lations should not lead us to do
ourselves an injury. Some men
have a peculiar tact in the way of
working in the primaries to get
their man nominated ; and then
will expect every man of the par
ty to vote for him. This would
be real nice provided every man
thus nominated were of the right
character ; but, when this is not
the case, I feel myself at liberty
to vote for the man best qualified
to fill the place and to advocate
my wishes ; and I feel at liberty
to do so without changing my po
litical or party relations. This
thing of voting for an agent of the
evil one just because he has been
nominated by my party is a curse
to our country. The only way to
keep bad men from our legislative
halls is to vote against them in the
primaries, and, if we fail there,
vote for the best man at the polls,
no matter to what political party
If, for instance, there is a can
didate on my party ticket that
has two faces, is as, big a hypocrit
as Ananias and gajpphire, and ha
uppoueu in me uiuer parxy ia a
good man, advocating such things
as I know are for the best interests
of my country ; then I am not
only at liberty to vote for the
other man, it is my duty to do so.
t -r i .
it i ao not vote at all l am giving
the evil man one-half of my vote.
Hut the bosses say I must vote
the party ticket or I will injure
the party. O, Democracy 1 De
mocracy 1 1 what a sacred name, it
will never do to injure that name.
Democracy may be all right, but
there are some men in both par
ties that are rotton to the core,
and when such a man comes out
for office, I would show my rot
tenness by voting for him. Why
not give him the black eye by our
votes for it will be a warning and
a benefit to our party. It will tell
the party to put out better men
If we did not have two cr more
parties to criticise each other, we
could never tell the amount of
evil done, so to keep down the
evil man and the corruption in
our party let us vote for the other
man . Them is no doubt in the
world but what some of us are too
much tied down to our party. The
party ties were thrown away in
the Prohibition campaign and we
won the greatest victory ever gain-
ea in iNortn uaronna. we are
facing a similar element in the
coming election, and why not
take a similar stand for God and
right? There seams to be some
thing behind the curtain along
this line on the tioket already
out, though it may be denied to
the bitter end, it thus becomes
sober men to vote soberly, "right
eously and Godly in Christ Jesus
I do not know what the other
ticket will be when it comes cut,
but if they will put out- good so
ber men in opposition to friends
of saloons on this ticket, I shall
vote for the sober man, party or
no party. Since we have had Pro
hibition our county and state have
been much benefited in spite of
our enemies who have tried to do
us all the harm they could with
their blind tigers and near-beer
stands. Now at the coming legis
lature we should have men there
who will use their influence to
j shut up those devil dens and snake
! harbers, but some are trying to
DISEASE KILLS MORE THAN WAR.
Relative Effect and Cost of War and Dis
ease. Some Very Interesting Figures.
The ratio of mortality in war,
for two hundred years, has been 4
from disease to 1 from bullets. In
the Boer war the ratio was 7 to 1.
In the Spanish-American war,
owing to lack of sanitary author
ity, this ratio reaohej . its maxi
mum 14 to 1. In the Rubso-
Japanese war, where the laws of
sanitation were enforced with rigid
military discipline, the ratio of
centuries was reversed, and fcho
mortality was 1 from disease and
4 from bullets.
More lives are lost each year in
the United States from prevent
able disease than have been lost
in all our wars combined Indian,
Revolutionary, War of 1812, Mex
ican, Civil, and Spanish-American.
In the Snanish-American
war about five soldiers died from
typhoid feyer to every one killed
by shot and shell. The United
States mustered a hundred thous
and soldiers to rid Cuba of the
Spaniard, and sent "three men to
Cuba to rid the island of yellow
fever, the plague .of the tropics .
The Spaniard was driven out and
yellow fever was conquered . The
city of Havana, from 1850 to 1900
suffered an annual average loss of
750 lives from this disease. In
addition, there was an annual
average sickness from this disease
of 2,250 otners. The financial Iosh
through the destruction of pro
ductive energy from death and
sickness, from diminished trade
as a result of a fearful epidemic,
and from expensive and unneces
sary quarantine, amounted to an
annual average loss of over $2oo,
ooo. Since the disoovery of the
easy kmethod of controlling the
disease that is, since 1900
there has been an annual average
of only four deaths from yellow
fever m Havana, Moat of thee
cases contracted the disease else
where and developed the fever af
ter ;visiting Havana. Commerce
is now no longer afraid to enter
this harbor, even when a case or
two of Yellow Jack (there are nev
er more) exists. No more expen
sive and unnecessary quarantine
burdens the taxpayers. And, as
in Havana, so in Rio de Janeiro,
the Canal Zone, and elsewhere.
Major General Leonard Wood has
said that the discovery of the
method of controlling this disease
saves the commercial interests of
our country each year more than
the entire oost of the Soanish-
Disease is far mere costly than
war, and the results of disease
prevention more humane and
more valuable to the race. And
yet, of the total annual expenses
of our National Government for
1909, $800,000,000, $560,000,000
or 7o per cent went for pensions
and the army and the navy, or for
wars past and wars anticipated;
only 3 per cent was spent directly
and indirectly for health, and on
ly 1 per cent was spent directly
for health. Our own State Gov
ernment is spending two dollars
for military equipment to one for
public haalth, not too much for
our three regiments, but too little
for our people's lives. More of
this next week in a picture from
life, -The Little Mother and thu
Big Fat Hog."
elect men to let the asp out of hi
hole and the cocatrice out of hi
den. To prevent this evil ther
should be a concentration agaim i
For my life I cannot see how an
honest Christian man can vote f r
a candidate who is trying to ovei
throw the glorious viotory won I y
the blood fought battle on Prohib ition.
But those snakes in ti e
grass who have been on that si' ie
all the time are corning to the
front again and they are rally ii g
and they must be met. Let us
meet them in the name oi mir
God and right.
I know the elelection is some
distance off, but a note of thia
should be taken and the soldiers
of the cross all lined up by the
time of election. X. X X,