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vCuMwF fourth; series
SALISBURY, IT, ?0L, WEDHESaaX JULY 21TH, 1915.
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NCrs CncfitnUi tattoo" who Wast to
Ktarritfairt Boat Affairs.
Electipg jaa: their cffioials who
hire served darirg the past jear,
thermembers of the North Caro
lina Good Roads Association
Thar ida v brousbt to a- close at
Ajiheville the most successful
withering m the history of the
organization . The officers ere:
President, Henr r B. Varner, Lex-
ugon, ; secretary, ir. ubjju
ytie Piatt Chapel Hill ; treas
ufe, Joseph G. Brown, Raleigh;
dfrfeotor, D; (Tooker Brown, - Rel
efen. Thursday 'a session was
given over princi pally to the .dia
caision of plansr. a"eaJHpaign
looking tb h'e .malntenace of
rd$ds throughout the State ; and
in fesojutions whioh were adopted
bythe orgauiiation- the oicy aud
oounty oflaaiali of 'North Carolina
we urged ito pit forth their very
rjsit efforts to keep-in go?d con
dition the ililghjrayiirwhich hbve
bean bailt V -
. , The home oMayor Wv BJ"Sian
lay of tligbiaud, which laopaud
jftjt east of the Hioiory bk&U
Ulinafaetaring 0 o m p a n y in
Bokoryt waa fired .mid with a
piitol .toy some ,onkQown perton
Faiday miming about 1 o'okom
aud the mayor . acd his wife iar
iorly esoaped bing killed, whle
isfeep in bed. Two shots jeeTft
flAd, bdih through an open ' wm-
i " . .- . . . . . .
dow, by which the bed in wbiob
ttarpr, -Stanly and his wife were
aleeplagralood, one shot striking
the headboard of the bed about 12
or 1$ inches orer Mr. fitsu ley's
head and the other going dtagon
t jr m I .1 i
i iv urnii tniL innm inn rmi nr
' another window. . No arrests have
been made in oonneotion with the
ahobtiogast nightand it could
not be learned whether suspioion
had j been - fhre"oted towards any
'The total enrollment of boys
engaged in the olub work in the
State is five thousand four hnu
dred and fiftynine," says T. E.
Brown. The membership is dis
tributed as follows:
Pig elubs. . . .
earn clubs .3 558,
Beltou 0. Shuford, manager of
the Brookford Cotton Mill Store,
was seriousjy injured, and his two
children, Carl aged five and Both
aged three, were killed outright
Sunday evening when passenger
traiu No. 12 struck, their auto
mobile at a crossing in Longyiew
just west of Hickory. Mis. Shu
ford, Miss Bettie Hollyard, Miss
Lola Monday, other occupants of
the oar were slightly injured
Mr. Shuford's injuries were, right
leg crushed and head bruised.
He i now in a hospital here. The
bodies of the two children were
turned over to an undertaker .
The body of the boy was found on
the pilot of the engine with one
.lag out off when the train was
brought to a stop. Conductor
.Hanger waa in charge of the train,
Engineer VV. W. Pitts was at the
throttle and was greatly affected.
a He aooiaent happened at a cuive
in the road. Mr., Shuford had
driven upon the track when he
saw the train coming. He stop
ped and had got nearly back off
when the engine struck them.
Two of the ladies jumped and
Were slightly bruisea by the car
" Striking them.
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Late War Mews
Whit is Oolog Across the Set in Uia Way
of Destroying Ilea and Propirlj
JnTy 18 The Argonne forest
in France, the region ; directly to
the . west of that wood aihel
sector to the north of ArriB areff
the soenes of the most . yjoient in:
fantry fighting now in plrognas on
any of the numerous battle f fonts,
although H a .belated :Conslaoti
iople report , says that on Monday
the allied forces made deteraiined
laud and saa attacks against
Turkish positions on the Qallipoli
Peninsula, which were repulsed
with heavy Josses, v
At other points in the west
Inhere is a continuance xf the ar
tillery action and an allied air
FraiJon Liberoourt between Douai
and Lille, was carried out suc
cessfully by a squadron of heavy
aeroplanes, which threw down
many bombs. ' . '-:.:
South of Lublin there-has been
serious. fighting in which he:B,rjs
sians claim to have captured dur.
ing the week ending July it; rjffl-
oers and men to tne numner of
23 761. The Russian war office
also reports that trenches extend
ing over a territory of about one
and a third miles on - the 'right
ank of-the Pissa river invPoland
rwhich were captured by the Qer-
mansion July 18 were retaken by
the Russians by a strong oouater-r
Iiicidently Palis deolares that
the German gain" iu, the Afoane
Tuesday id id uojb exoeedv at - any
point a depth of over a quarter of
mile. The Qermana asserted
that in this region they had takeu
4y storm Freuch positions over a,
width of a mile and four-fifths
and a depth of three-fifths of a
mile. ' -j .
Although many thousands, vof
coal miuiBrs inODutir- waier nave
decided to oontinue work many
more thousands .have determined
to stop work despite the govern
ment's application of the muni
tions of we r act tothe coalmin
ing industry, making the min6T9
liable to heavy fines when they
quit the diggings.
The president of the British
Beard of Trade, however, is to
resume negotiations with the
miners at the point at whioh they
were lecently broken off, and this
according to London dispatches
seem to offer a way put of the
The Italian commander-in-
chief, General Cadora in his latest
official report, says merely that
the situation in the Italo Austrian
campaign is unohaged.
London. July 18. The Rus
sian frnt, running from, the Bal
tio in the north to Bessarabia in
the south, a distance of nearly a
thousand miles, is being subjected
to-violent attacks by the Germans
and Austrians ansk in places has,
according to the German official
report, been pierced .
London, July 16. The Austro
German armies, which appear to
be working in perfect conoert as
as the result of the German orga
nization are giving the Russians
little rest or time to reorganise
after their retreat from Galioia. .
Simultaneously with the Ger
man effort to reach Warsaw, the
Austrians have attacked along the
Dniester and have orossed that
river at several points.
. General von Maokensen's army,
which doubtless had been waiting
for Field Marshal von Hindenburg
to move in the north,' also has
come to life again and fighting
has bein resumed in southern Po
laad. .. ,
In fact, there is fighting of
more or less severity all along the
Russian front exoept in centra
Poland, where the Russians are in
such strong positions, that in the
opinion of military men, it would
be impossible to break through.
The Germans claim further pro
gress in their northern operations
but with the Russians retiring it
is not likely that the main forces
have clashed as yet. The com
bined operations are the most
gigantio yet undertaken, the aim
6irBia Boat FIrtlTerpiSo at Llaer iBi
iTBM 5h8JlaarAB8!iai ds iMarl.
hlvdrljner'onla tronl Livetp6dJ
totkew York.f wili27 ptiogerf J
including 22 vAmwrioaja;j5aa af-fi
mansubmBriuw othtuoruog 4fML
July 9, it was learned on
yard, of the Lusitahia off OJd
Head; of Kinsale the Otduna es-j
caped the LusitaniaVfate byCono
half ft seoQQd of time drj 10 feet of
space, the Qerman torpedo oburh
ing the water that distance Lehiildj
the linens luWer&Theii the Ot
duna sped away. , She waa folloir
ed by the submarine which rose tot
the surfaoe, manned a gnu add
shelled the fleeing atiamerr Tha
attack waa timed at 10 minutes )to
6 oolocki in the morn ing when ill
bat few pasaeugers were
f Fofr hftlf tn hr thf OrdnBa
showed her neels to.thet Iassailm
Through marine glasses the psbf
sengera; watched the - low
QsrmmafarshDm on t but
the; Ordunat flrght ?trl
shots had been firddNituout oflel
the eubmariDivep he chase.
between the United .Stataamnd
Usrmany over -the si
juusitania was inrusj anoine?, issue
toda y when at-jsjis . jeyjealBd.. that
the British Bt aamtr Otduria; carry
iDfc a score of ; Americans, hac
been attacked , by a Qerman sub
Should first aporta. $U$n at
tempt to torpsdo witlWufe warniug
be borne out bjr an TjfraHhves
tigation about j be instigatsd, it
wftsittdicated in official Quarters
lhAt 5 ihs 'Dieted tSM)rfebablv
would regard the incident M ad
ding a grave -lemautsto the al
ready straiued relations between
the two oountries.
being, -according to military ex
perts, to jqueeae the Russians out
ofWartaw and the .great slice of
ooun t ry w hie h they hold to the
north, south and east of that city
and at the iame time attempt au
invasiou ofBaaarabia .
So long as this effort to crush
Russia orto break her power of:
offensive oontiuues there is little!
possibility military writers say of
the .Germans attemptingany im
portant movement iu the west, for
it is believed that the Austro
Germans will for a long while re
quire all their available troops in
the east. Four German army
corps composed of Pomeranians
and men from Sohleswig, are said
to have left Thorn to reinforce
General von Hidenburg.
The German Crown Prince did
try to break through the Frenoh
lines in Argonne, but it is tip op
inion of military experts that his
intention was simply to weaken
the Frenoh hold on Verdun. A
German offioial statement olaims
that one result of this offensive
was the capture of 7,000 French
soldiers in three weeks. On the
other hand, the French claim to
have regained most of the ground
they bad been forced to give up
and which they state did not ex
ceed 400 yards in depth .
Fighting it now in progress oc
the Lorraine frontier and in
Artois, where ? the French contin
ued their attempt to oapture Sou
Further progress is unofficially
reported from Athens to have been
made by the allies on the Galli
poli Peninsula in the Dardanelles
campaign, and as the Atheba
dispatchs are, generally ahefd of
the offioial reports this statement
is credited here.
More important is the pews that
Roumania has declined to aocede
to Germany's demand that Rou
mania i allow munitions to pass
through that country for Turkey.
The Entente allies announce
another viotory in Africa where
they captured Ngaundere, an im
portant trading center of Kama
run a German colony in wsstern
Mie BEpls f haw
Allatai'tr gl pTWtt -tari is
Hits' UadsrHean E;tf Peiftfrtg Appeal.
bail today after Jotticft Hendrick
had upheld the -dwision of the
ed I him sane r
to tb) plitiw wmirl- croat-
ed the lefry t aemy uity, uaae
t tntrifr rgooipSJ-- mud whirled
away, toward Pelphia, with
hit bar hrowing3iit en atpro-
3eision of automobiles oiled with
oaarspaper meni swier aordera to
stay! with him. JBCfciiieafihed v Ne-
drfcap iiniletway bettt 2
o'clock and atoppeor lupcheon.
A ceow4 Jisdckiy isenabled ip the
atraat outside t& restaurant .
Thehtered. onAis exit and
Pha wrt aiilirigYJttappreciatipn ,
fesumed his trip , 4 announced!
intention waa to iotor to Phila
dalphia4 about lOpailes by road
wayrand there take a train for
Pttttbnrg. OoUif Newark,
Tbaw lpat tome otjtheeara which
fnilnird . him l&DDarentlv he
headed bck: for ew York as a
ruatjW eldde thStf wspaper men.
Thia craated aomdapeoulation as
he had Drevi6ua'lv ?id ha wanted
to attend a theatrick) performance!
oUviBtroadway o iiight aud had
abaudoned the idea rather reluot-
antlv when he saw .the liae of the
crowd awaiting his departure from
ilb court home.
Fir the first timp since he kill-
eu otauxora naiwvitui mauiwu
Sahara; Roof Garden more than
iriha'vear agotlaw was free
today to go and oolie at he pleas-
ed. When Supreme Court- Jos
Vice Hendrick who presided at the'
jury proceed ingr wniou ended
Wednesday wtthlr- verd ict that
'law.wai.ttaii unqed . from
the bench shortly before noon!
that he had adopted the jury's
verdnt the writ committing Thaw
to Matteawan seven years ago an
tomatioally became inoperative.
The State's lawyers appealed
from Juttice Hendrick's decision
and Thaw was released in 185,000
bail pending the result of the ap
peal Under the terms of the
bond he is to bold himself amen
able to the court's orders until
the appeal is fiually decided
Meantime he may go wherever he
John Peebles Found Bslltf.
Wayhesville, July 17 The jury
in the case where John Peebles
was charged with the killing of
A. M. Bennett, after deliberating
since Friday noon. : returned a
verdiot late Saturday afternoon
of involuntary manslaughter with
a resommendation for mercy to
the court. The killing ooourred at
Sunburst, in the depot of the Ten
nessee & North Carolina Railroad,
last month. From the evidence
given in the case it appeals that
Bennett had gone to the depot on
business and was leanipg on his
elbow at -the window of .the-station,
talking to Peebles, who had
a pistol in his
playing with it,
when it was dis-
charged, the- bullet striking Ben- blood.
net just above the left wrist, Frank knew of the demonstra
ploughed its way through the en- tions against' the action of Gov
tire length of his forearm and en.
teriLg his left chest. Sinoe the
shooting roenies, wno is a young
man about 25 yeart old and of
ood appearance, has been in a
state of depression, aud while on
the witness stand broke down iev.
eral times while giving testimony.
He claimed.fchat th shoot)ngrwas
purely. acoid?Qtalantl ttratihe hnd
Bennett were on fnendly i terms.
Peebles ia a Salisbury boy and a
ton of the late L, A Peebles.
Diarrhoea Quickly Cured.
"About two years ago I had a
severe. attaok of diarrhoea -which
1 sited for over a week," writes W.
0, JonaSf Buford, NvD. "I bcomae
so weak that I could not stand
upright. A druggiit reoommen-
A nk. ivi kafl.in'a 1 HaIia ' Vi 1 am
and DiarrhoeaRemedy. The 'first
dose relieved meaiid vinthin. two
days I was at wall as ever." Ob
tainable every where.
Leo 11 Ml'i Throat CHI
Fallow Prisoner Ujis a Batcher Knifa Witft
Terrible Ettact. fraafc llay Recoier.
Milledgeyille, Ga., July 18
Leo M. Frank lay in the State
piison hospital here tonight with!
what attendants said 'was a fight
ing chance for reoovery. Physi
cians had suooeeded in stbppingj
the flow of blood from a jaggedj
wound in his throat made with an;
improvised knife in the hands of
William Creen, a fellow convict,
also serving a life term 'for mur
der. The blow was struck while
Frank slept in his bunk in the
dormitory late last night. This
latest and most speotapular phase
of the two-year's fight for Frank's
life may be the subject of an in
vestigation, by the Georgia Prison
Commission, which refused to re-
commend that Frank's death sen
tence for the murder of ''Mary
Phagan he commuted to life im
prisonment. Reports from A
lanta were that Governor Harris
intimated today he would stsrt
suoh an investigation to ascertain
if Creen aoted entirely of his own
Creen said today, when taken
from solitary confinement long
enough to be questioned, that he
planned and executed the attack
alone. He was not communica
tive today and gave as his only ex
cuse that 4he thought it should
be done.". He said, however, that
he regreted bis act.
ranx was quartered in a uor-
mitory with about 100 other pris-
oners and oooupied a bunk about
40 feet from one of the two doors
to the large room. Creen's bunk
was fourth from him. No prison
er is allowed to leave bis plaoe
without permission from one of
the two guards on duty. Short
ly after, 11 o'clock list night Oreeii
cajiea out ror permission so gcvvp-flLaat
and it waa grauted .
He started down the line of
bunks toward the one oooupied by
Frank. As he reaohed it he quick
ly grabbed Frand by the hair and
delivered one blow with the knife
he had concealed. The attack was
witnessed by the guard who rushed
to the bunk aud prevented Creen
from striking again. Creen was
overpowered and among prisoners
who rushed to Frank's aid were
two physicians, one of whom also
was serving a life term for mur
The two convict nhviieiant a&vb
flrifc aid ftud fcreated the wouna
until Dootor Compton, the prison
physician, was summoned from
his home half mile awry. The
three men took 25 stitohes in
Frank's neck. Dr. H J, Roaen
burg, the Frank family physician
arrived today with nurses. He
said that while Frank's oonditiou
is precarious he has a ohanoe for
The cut extends from the front
of the neck around the left side to
almost the middle of the back bf
the neck. Neither the windpipe
nor the spinal cord is hurt, but
the jugular vein is partly severed.
The physioian'e greatest fear to-
night was that some of the stitches
misht slip, causing more loss of
ernor Slaton, whose term recently
expired in commuting his sent
ence and also threats to take him
from the prison farm by force
Those who reaohed hia tide fleet
last night as he was wounded be
Ueve Jbe .had all .this in mind when
he said :
I guess they have got me now."
He did not lose ooniciouinen and
after being taken to tne hospital
he requested that his assailant be
Creen wat sentenced from Col
umbus for killing a -mau named
Kitchen, Shortly ttfterlhe crime
a jury inquired into hisanity but
declared him sane. 'Saturday he
was helping to kill hogs withjxth
er prisoners. He -odBCealed in his
clothing the knife he used ;n the
butchering and later, it is believed
marDtpA in it in his bunk.
Read Tbi WixdHXAJi and Bxoosd
General News Malters
Items t Interest toiovr Readers Gathered
and Condensed tor Quick Assimilation.
The price of cotton will advanoe
at least three, cents a pound if the
Amerioan note to Great- BMiain as
forecast in Saturday night's dis?
patohes from Washington, proves
effective, according to the belief
of Senator Hoke Smith. The jblb
suranoe that neutral porta will be
opened to shipnaents of cotton
would, he believes, take care of
the most of the surplus of last
yeat's crop now held ia the South.
Four dead, scores injured and
more than two million dollars
worth of damage, as the toll of
floods Thursday night and Friday
in central Ohio. Hundreds of
acres of land are under water and
vast aiess iai peri led b y weak
levees and embankments
Bids for 16 new submarines ad
tbonsHd by the last oongress was
iot to be opened until Septembei
.9, S cetary Daniels announced
Thursday, in order that two hip
bui ding companies which bav
iLtaiued u.tent rights to build
ooi,m cl u Kuccesifnl type now
ased by two or more of the Euro
pean belligerents may have a
ohauce to oompete.
Tens of thousands of nativei, it
is estimated, have been drowned
uy tn8 floods iu the Chinese prov
nt irmntnna nk
Kiangsi, aud the desolation in thb
devastated districts is terrible, ad-
pording to the latest reports. A
fire swept area of one mile and rag
flood a are handioappirg reeoub
work in Canton. The oity wab
in darkuess oue night, the water
having inundated the electric light
plant. Missionaries hava arrived
at Hong. Kong seeking the assist
ance of the United States gunboat
Callao to ajd in the work oi reacue.
communication was cut jays the
Christian hospital is in danger.
Germany's admisiion of liabili
ty and expression of regret for the
German submarine attack on thb
Amerioau ateamer Nebraskan,
pleased officials in Washington,
but it was the general opinion thalt
U gal points raised would require
the dispatrh of a note further - to
conserve American rights in the
war z-ne. A memorandum stat
ing Germany's position reached
the 3tate Department through
Ambassador Gerard a t Berlin.
Legal officers of the American gov
ernment who examined the Ger
man memorandum ..pointed out
that in many respects the case re
sembled that of William P Frye,
the Amerioan ship sunk by the
Prinz Eitel Friedrioh. In both
oses Germany has expressed re
gretand has offered to compensate
Amerioan citizens, but the action
of the German commanders has
been deolared jnotified. To ad
mit this, officials here say, would
establish a dangerous presedent.
Benefited by Chamberlain. Lini
ment. "Last winter I used Chamber
lain's Liniment for rheumatio
pains, stiffness and soreness of the
knees, and can conscientiously say
that I never used anything 4h3at
did me so much good. "-Edward
Craft. Elba N. Y. Obtainable
Weatier Forecaster Jal j.
From July 3rd to 12th, fair with
local threatenings around. .
From 12th to 19th, cool rain,
showers and windy like, stormy.
From 19th to 20th, changeable
From 26th to August 2nd, wind
and rain, some stormy.
Some sections still dry ' this
month as rains are scattering or
broken by times of moon's rising
and setting. Fair, means' oloudy
and clear with threitenings,
R. No. 8, Salisbury,' N. 0.
Beiutruore ibia Skla Deep,
A beautiful woman always has
I good digestion. If your digestion
I i. f.nltv. nhaJmbarlain's Tabletf
will do you -good. Ubtainanis
Tne Good Old Somner Tine Is Hera ni
Ram folliwill Eajai Wialias.
The time for family re-unions,
picnics, Sunday School oonven
tiens, farmers' institute arid gen
eral gala daya, ia at hand ahd the
date3 for quite a number have
been set, -program r have been ar
ranged and most every dne la lock
ing to the pleasure of attending
ne or more of them. Of dttrM
there are others, but the list strfar
eonsiata of the-foHowing:
July, 22, Southern Oonferenne
Lutheran Ohucch,' Faith.
28, Atwell Townthi S.
Convention, Steele XRoads
10:30 a. m.
25, Salisbury Township eg.
S. Convention, lidthetan
Church, E. gpeneeri'8 pinij
27, Litaker S: S. CoHven
tkn, St. Pauls, 10 a m.
28, Cleveland-Scotch -Irish
S. S. Convention, South
RiverXShuroh, l(h80 a sm.
29, Morgan S. 8. Oonrin
tion. St Mathews, 10:80 It m
80, Northern Cdnfereiice
Lutheran Church, Salem.
30-81, Farmers' Union bus
insss meeting and piohio at
w Woodgrove Local
Aug. 8, Looks 8; S. Convention,
. Graoe Ohuro, 10:8Oa.im.
5, Nazareth Of phansHotae
6, Public Speaking and pio-
- nio, China Grove.
7, Providence 8. S. Conven
tion,. Christiana Chttroh,
10:80 a. m.
10 'Lentz Lingie Re-uiniOn,
3 1, Farmers Institute aMt
12, Overoash Reubibn,
18, Gdld Hill S. 8. Conven
tion, RdckweU 'Baptist
Chuich.; - 'r . "V '
16, FarmeVB' IdstituVat
China Grove. ?
18, Franklin To wnshlp'S.'S.
Convention, Gay's Ohapel,
20, Unity TdwcihipcS . 8 .
Convention, Unity Presby
terian Church, 10 :80 a. to.
21, JuaioTB'; P. O. S;f ?A.
and Daughters of LAbery'a
field. day and' big 'picnic at
fair grounds, Satil bury .
22, China' Grove 8 . 8.' Con
vention, Mt.7Zion Reformed
Church,' 2 :80p.n.
26,' Brown Re-unioD j Granita
Sept 1st, Yost reunion, JMt Hdpc
Tired, Aching- Muscles Relieved.
Hard work, over exertion, mean
stiff, sore muaclea" Sloan's Lini
ment lrghtly applied, a lit tleiuiet
and your soreness disappears oiike
magic. 'Nothing , ever nhsirped
like your 8ioap's Ljwm.ent, j can
never thank vou enough." writea
one grateful user. Stops soffering,
acnes ana pains . au exoeiiena
counter-irritant, better Andeleln-
er than , mustard. - All Druggists.
25o. Get a bottle today. Pene
trates without rubbing.
Thursday members of the Winston-Salem
polioe .force .found 10i
gallonsvof corn liqupr from a, Boa-
I noke distillery hidden in affin in
the rooms of the Eagles' Ql ub, just
after it had been unlpadod from
an automobile nd carried .into
the rooms. Th wbiekey j,waa
found on the ; seconds floor j, the.
building oooupied by the Eagles.
The casket was . a part of the
pharaphemalia , of the club. No
arrests ;were made , at. th rtjme,
but later, John Barnes, fa.suember
of the club, waa arrested,, obargecL
with being implicated with two
othtrsin takMig the. wbrakoy into
the buildings. -No ofBcers.of the
Eagles knew of the affair,
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