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- Entered M second-class matter January
19th, 1905, at the poet office at Salisbury,
N.C, under the actofCoosiessofHarcb
Salisbury, N. 0M "Oct. 13, '15.
Proclamations by the Rojemor
seem to be getting in fall time
nowadays, and Thanksgiving is
right around the oorner.
Judging by the space oooapied
on the front page of the newspa
pers one might think some one is
going to get married.
Oh, if we oould only hear of
some good old time Demooratio
prinoiplee being preached and a
few being praotioed I -
There will be a oampaigu issue
in Rowan next year something
like this : How dome the people
of Rowan County have to go to a
man from Biohmond, Va , to get
a permit to use the old oourt
Thjc Watchman thinks it a
mistake to start the moonlight
eohools with brass band taoties.
It is evident the highups are try
ing to oorrall the glory, while the
underpaid teachers are to do the
It is said the tax question is
going to be a campaign issue in
South Carolina, and it might be
added the same is likely to ooour
in this State. The people already
have enough and as the Dutch
say, "too mueh is a
A St. Louis man, 77 years old
tells how he managed to live so
long, giving ths daily swinging
of dumb-bells, light Indian elubs,
etc., as the reason, but of course
he is tryingHo get up a class in
physical culture. John Pethel of
this county, who served through
out the war and got plenty of
xeroise by swinging an axe and
following a plow, is now 07 and
no one would give a cent for his
advice. It might be too practical
And remind one of honest labor.
Probably the worst feature of
the prasent tax system is that
those who make improvements are
the greatest sufferers. The farm
er who improves an old gully
Wished hill side helps to build
a road, has his laud drained,
paints his house or adds in any
way to the value, appearanoe and
comfort of his surroundings does
not go far before he fiuds the tax
assessor has materially increased,
if not doubled the taxable value
of his plaoe and thus improve
ments are to some extent prohib
ited. This should not be, in fact
a system that would encourage
improvements would be the better
The Carolina Watchman, a
Democratic paper published at
Salisbury, ranee an awful howl
because the Corporation Com
mission has raised the tax in
Rowan. If our neighbor dosen't
wans high tsxes, why does he vote
for a orowd every two years that
hai done nothing but increase
taxes? Did any ene ever hear of
the Democrats radniintr iiruf
Don't all speak at once please.
we vote for the lesser of two
evils. It was a republican repre
sentative who forced the $800,000
bond issue on the citisens of David
son County knowing that there was
at least a' 1200 majoritv against
such a measure. It seems more
appropriate to invite those who
believe in sush rough-riding over
the rights of the people to join
the republican party.
A Clorjei System Needs Attention
Are you bilious, diiy and list
less? Dr. King's Nw Life Pills
taxeu at onoe seises, upon consti
pation and starts the bowels mov
ing naturally aud easily, More
over it aots without griping. Neg
lect of a clogged system often
leads to most serious complica
tions . Poiionous matters and . a
body poorly functioning need im
mediate attention. If you wish
to wake up tounrrow morning
happy in mind and entirely satis
fled, start your treatment tonight.
25c a bottle
Serbita Army Tos Scill for Pnlosgea
Ldpn, &S-erbiaf is
being attaoked f romltbe north and
the east The Anitrjs-Qerman,
after their capture of -Belgrade
aud Seoaendria, i'reVstdf anbing
southward, while the; Bulgarians
have sent foroes to endeavor to
iutet rupt communications north
and south of Nish, the warltime
Capital of Serbia, and attack the
Serbs on the flink if they are
driven back by Qermau field
Marshal von Mackenseu..
The situation lsadmjtted to.be
a very serious one, not only for
Serbia, but for" the allied cause.
It is asserted that the Serbians
are inflicting very heavy lessee
both on the Austro Germans and
Bulgarians but with their army
of about a quarter of a million
men they are believed to have
little chance of making any pro
longed resistant against three or
four hundred thousand Austro-
Germans and probably 200.000
Bulgarian b. They are arranging
for the transfer of the Capital to
Honastir, in the extreme south
western oorner of the kingdom.
Greeoe anoarentlv has decided
t3 ignore the treaty under which
sne is supposed to go to the as
Bistauce of her Serbian aliv in
case of an attack, Premier Zaimis
having said when officially noti
tied of the Bulgarian attaok that
Greece "remains in a position o
Armed neutralitv "
The followers of the Quadruple
Entente, however, have desidad
to take energetio aotion. As soon
as the news of the Bulgarian at-
lac, on oeiDia was received in
London the Bulgarian Minister.
was nanaea nis passports and It
Viviani. the French Prima Minia
ter, in the Chamber of Deputies
toaay declared that Franca, Great
Britain and Russia had decided
to take joint aotion and that to-
morrow "Russian troops will be
fighting by the side of onn."
An Anglo-French foroe is known
to be landing in Saloniki, but
there is considerable speculation
as to where Russia will enter the
Balkan conflict. It is reported
mas urana uuke Nicholas is to
command the Russian Balkan
army, which it is believed in mil
itary ciroles here would m.ka tho
Bulgarian people less willing to
flrrVlfc mrmminnt D il .
"&"- uuuii, busre oeing
a deep veneration amoncr tha Rnl
garian peasants for the Emperor
ui nuii iuu nia iamny.
it is understood that Italy has
deoided not to co-oguarate Sith the
Allies in the Balkans, the kalian
vjrovernment oeiug cf the opinion
that troops oannot be soarred for
any campaign than that in Trento
Now that Austria and Germany
nave entered on their Balkan en
terprise whioh is interpreted as
the first step toward an endeavor
to secure a German Empire in the
near east there can be no drawing
oaoK, out tne Aline hape that with
a vigorous offensive both on the
esst aud the west thev will h
to at least to prevent the sending
of any large reinforcements to
lield Marshal vou Mnokensen.
Ibe French in both the Cham
pagne and Artois reeicna nf Frtna
continue their offeLSive, but not
on the ssale of the recent attaoks
" uiitiau aiter toeir suocess in
repelling the big German attaok
are prepainng for another mrve
but at what point only the com
manding geueral know. Now that
they have started, it is believed
here that the British and Fmnoh
on tne western Hue will civa kh
(Germans no rest.
It is much the same on the eaat
eru front. The Austro German
having brooght their offensive to
an end, except in the regi n of
Uviosk. the Russians have rann
perated wonderfully and are strik
ins baok in their familiar .
.uo uuiua oiaim anotner anr
" M AviiisK, dub tney are
stiii ngntmg to .the weat of III
onset, ineyalso anncuuee tbt
Russian counter-attacks have han
repulted south of tha Pripes River
in voinynia and in Galicia.
The Russians seeminirlv hva
entirely ressiued thn initifcia
especially in G!icia. Here it is
reported from Petrograd that the
Rbrsnians have' won a viotory on
the River Stripa The territory
on whioh this battle was f.ugbt
marks the extreme left of the Rus
sian battle line. The Russian of
fensive on this front started sever
el weeks ago when suocesses werf
won at Tarnpof and Trembowla.
Austro - German - reinforcements
were rushed up and hard and in
oeessnt fighting has taken place
since. General Count von Botb
mer emmands the Austro Ger
mans in. this sector and the Ger
man offioial report of the "German
toops" with him is unchanged.
"About two years ago when I
began using Chamberlain V Tab
lets I had been suffering for some
time with stomach trouble and
ohronio oonstination. Mt annAi-
tion improved rapidly through u he
use or these tablets. Sinoe takirnr
four or five bottles of tham m
health has been fine'1 writes Mrk
John Newton, Irving, N. Y Ob
tainable, every where.
: J; J. Clement & Son, of Woodleaf, are the possessors of an Inter
national Harvester Mogul tractor recently purchased from the
Salisbury Hardware & Furniture Comnany.
This useful little machine baa becoma widely known ai the "small
farm traotor for all farm work." It ii a tractor of 4wheel. general
purpose type, whioh can be used for all plowiug, seeding, harvesting,
hauling, and for the running of all snch machines as ensilage cutters
and shredders, feed grinders, and other power machines in general
use on North Carolina farms.
The owners expeot to use it for all these purposes and to do with
it, in the oourse of a year, a great deal of the work for which at pres
ent they are using horses.
D. C. Bissett, of Bailey, says he
read in a recent issue of the The
News and Observer an account of
a centerarian who died at the age
of 107, and that he was the father
of of twenty-two childien, Mr.
Bissett says he knos a man who
lives in Bailey, Frank Finob, who
was fifty years old last August,
and is the father of twenty-four
ohildren ; that he is now bale and
hearty and seemingly in the prime
Tboats Jefferson Upheld Water Wagon.
Boston, Oct. 9. Gifts to Har
vard University aggregation $115,
601.74 and and a letter writteu by
Thomas Jefferson from Montioello
in 1719 relative to a diet for un
dergraduates have been announc
ed. The letter is the gift of J .
Ooolidge, of Boston.
For breakfast," wrote Mr.. Jef
ferson, "wheat or oorn bread, at
the the choice, of eaoh particular,
with butter and milk coffee au
lait, at the ohoice of eaoh. No
For dinner, a soup; a dish of
alt meat, a dish of fresh meat
and as great a variety of vegeta
bles, well cooked, as you please.
"For supper, oorn or wheat
bread at their choice, and milk or
ooffee au lait, also- al their ohoice,
but no meat. "
"Their drink at all times water,
a young stomach needing no stim
ulating drinks and the habit of
using them being dangerous. And
I should recommend sb late a din
ner as th rules of their school
will admit. No game of chtnee
to be permitted in the house."
Will Put Only Americans on Guard.
Sacramento. Cal . Oct. 9.
Eight employees of the Mei d jcino
state Hospital and two at the
Home for the Adult Blind at Oak
land have been dismissed at the
order of the State Board of Con
trol beoause they were not citizens
of the United States.
The action was taken in accord
with the opinion recently given
by the Attorney General that no
one not a citizen could remain
upou the State pay roll.
If this is good doctrine in Call
fornia it would probably be gocd
doctrine elsewhere and in more
limited areas. The spit it of loy
alty is a necesity if our country
and its free institutions are to be
Near Fa:rmont, eleven miles
uuth of Lumberton, Frfd ay night
John Prevatt; a white man ab ut
thirty years old, was shot", death
resulting in thirty minutes. Pre
vatt is said t have gone homo
drunk, had a row , with his. wi f e
and in some way received the con
tents of a shot gun in his right
breast His wife claims he shot
himself Vrdiot of coroner's
jury was that he oame to his death
at the hands of unknown party to
Is it possible there is a woman in this country who con
tinues to suffer without giving Lydia E. Pinkham's Vege
table Compound a trial after all the evidence that is con
tinually being published, which proves beyond contradic
tion that this grand old medicine has relieved more suffer
ing among women than any other one medicine in the world ?
We have published in the newspapers of the United States
more genuine testimonial letters than have ever been pub
lished in the interest of any other medicine for women
and every year we publish many new testimonials, all gen
uine and true. Here are three never before published:
From Mrs. S. T. Richmond, Providencer R. I.
Providence, R L For the benefit of women who suffer as I have
done I wish to state what Lydia K Pinkham's Vegetable Compound
has done for me. I did some heavy lifting and the doctor said it
caused a displacement I have always been weak and I overworked
after my baby was born and inflammation set in, then nervous pros
tration, from which I didnot recover until I had taken Lydia E. Pink,
hams Vegetable Compound. The Compound is my best friend and
when I hear of a woman with troubles like mine I try to induce her
PovidenRL01116 S T KlCHMOND 84 Progress Avenue,
From Mrs. Maria Irwin, Peru, N.Y.
Pbbf, N.T. u Before I took Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Com
pound I was very irregular and had much pain. I had lost three
children, and felt worn out all the time. This splendid medicine
helped me as nothing else had done, and I am thankful every day
that I took it." Mrs. Maria Ibwin, R.F.D. 1, Peru, N.Y.
From Mrs. Jane D. Duncan, W. Quincy, Mass.
SOUTH QtJUTOY. Mass ThA rrn
5 rtg1 m fo? aiong fcime and 1 nofc get any relief. I
saw Jjydia K. Pinkham's Vpe-fitahiA rvm-rwnn nA
vertised and I tried it and found relief before I had
mushed the first bottle. I continued taking it all
through middle life and am now a strong, healthy
woman and earn mv own living " Mra ikv ii
Dungan, Forest Avenue, West Quincy, Mass,
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Coming right down to
the point, it you want
real good solid leather
shoes for either men,
women, boys and chil
dren that will stand the
hard winter wear, we
have them. These
shoes were made ex
pressly for us and you
know we have the rep
utation of selling- good
shoes. We sell for CASH and at moderate
is -why we both loose if you don't buy
shoes from US.
Men's Blucher cap toe winter shoes
from $2, $2.50, $3, $3.25,
$3.50 and $4.00.
Boys' black cap toe winter shoes
from $1.75, $2.00, and $2.50
Women's nice kid or box calf shoes
solid leather insole for $1.50
Full line of children's
shoes all kind and
style. All moderate
Elkin shoes for men,
women, b o y s and
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Salisbury, North Carolina.
Fall Suits and Furnishing Goods are
Coming in at the Big Store of
V. WALLACE & SONS
in car load lots.
Without a doubt we have the best
VALUE in Suits ever placed
on Sale at
We have also purchased a solid
car load of
which we have placed on sale at 9c
OUR HAT STOCK is the largest and
most complete to be found in
the city. SEE
V. WALLACE & SONS,
"AND SAVE MONEY."