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A Home Newspaper Published in the Interest of thei;Peopie and for Honesty in Governmental A flairs;
VOL. XII. NO. 3 FOURTH SERIES
SALISBURY, H, C, WEDHBSDAY, JA1TUABY 5TH,-i9
Wm. H- STEWART, ED. AND PROP.
Slikjug of Stesmr Pe-nj Submarine
mmuuf tm w:r tws Sarurdif.
Jau I Ibe Mntigh paisfit ger
Bore AmetioanB . heard, hat been
auk in tb eiffrn Medifcerra-
Ueau by a Bubmarjne. The fui
nory has not yet been told but it
f.ard the diatiter, from the
Vaudp iut of low of lite amoug
uo.i-belngereiifc voyagers, wit
'u4 aooud oly to the siukiuK
of the Latitauia
Rbeu MoNcely of Monroe, N.
0 , mh.i was ou bi way 60 take
-ffloe ' a Amenoau ooauael at
Adeu, Arabia i al d Chanea Qrat
of Bostsu wte cb the Persia.
U:jt filial fXfcur indicate that
there web aboui 160 paBsscgcre
on toattl,ihv I'oisu, a vessel o:
nearly 8 000 tviu, and tetweei,
S50 aud 80O meaiiieca of th ore.
Jfpur Doats, each capable of carry
ing 60 perou ot a.way, aud thei:
oojapauts wr pi:kt-d up by 8
learner bound for Aiexfudna .
It has not beau eatablibed now
tauy were able to diseaibark 01,
thetinall LoatY bat a uiessage re
ceiyed .t WaBhiutan from Rob
ert P. SkioLur. American co ful
geuerai at L indoj, based presum
bly on the Britiih Aomirat.ty'i
portt gays' that nearly all cn
to ard the Pe:aia pernhed.
Although the nationality tf the
nt mariue which sank fch Persia
h not been established, it is gen
; wrally assumed in Wasbi igton tc
have been Austrian, since tie
'Qermn Amwisadprf Count von
Bernttorff, declared receLtly tha:
no Germau cr Turkish submarine?
were operating in f'ne Mfditer .
raneau. It is felt at vVashins(o
hat fchr- incident thr tens new
" ompl oasKns in the re atibni be-
twe 1 thu oonntry and Austru-
The Brit'oh eamghip Abelia of
8 650 toi a, hat been tank prob
ably in tb: eistern Mediterranean.
' On the various fronts few
changes are reported. Of chief
interest is the great battle in
astern Galicia, , Official reports
give few details of the situation
there, although they emphaiie
the severity of the flghtiLg. Ger
many and Austria have sent
heavy reinf. rpements to meet the
Butaian threat, it bing reported
they have 1,600,000 men along
the front between the Pripet river
and the Roumaiau border Tht
official German statement of yes
terday said Russian attacks near
Burkanow had been repulsed as
the result of a flanking movement.
Along the France-Belgian front
comparative qmet still prevails.
On Gallipoli peuiusula the Turks
,rA civine lo rest to the French
And British forces left behind
when the Savla bay and Auzao
positions were evacuated . Tie
Turkish war office announces that
- severe damage, has been done to
the positions of the allied near
Seddul Bahr in the course of vio
There are signs cf renewed ac
tivity in Macedonia. It is report
ed uucfficially that Germ m and
Austrian forces are gathering at
Mouastir in southwestern Serbia
n ar the Greek borders
" Conflicting repbrts are received
caneerning the intentions of the
Bulgarians, but Premier Bad. fla
voff is quoted as having said they
would feoon begin an edvancing ou
Greek lerritory, to attaok the
French and British at Salouiki,
Jan. 2. Surveyors of the Brit
ish paisenger steamer Persia to
the number of 158 are reported to
Jiave been lauded at Alexandria.
survivors ooroprsed 59 pai-
and 99 members ol the
dvices say that Persia.
torpedoed off the Is
te iu the Mediterran-
Aden, is believed to
lita. One American
to have bef n aved
iaan passeLgars have
advioea indicate a
a1 theajnpan in
tensive movement by
Galicia and Volhynia, aloig a
front of nearly 200 miles. The
T . ;ihr ;ffrn'
progress and their efforts are con- j
sidered as tending to relieve the
situation in the Balkans and like
ly to have an influence over the
fusure attitude of Roumauia.
There has been no fighting in
the southern part' of the Bilkan
peninsula and at Salo )iki the
Entente allies have made good
use of the psricd .f quiescence to
add t . th9ir defensive position.
In the Dardanelles, Cjustanti
cople reports continued eugage
ments in which both land and sea
tore is ... c k part.
The British Prime Minister,
Mr A-qaith, has informed the
Amalgamated Booiety of Engi-
ueerst a powenui iraae union or-
auizktion that he will agree to
the demandt of the trade unionists
a retjuru for their consent that
ki ltd and unskilled labor si all
oh employed together in the man
ufacture tf munitions. Mr. As
quit h asked for assurance that
jdDuld a measure to safeguard the
employment of diluted labor be
pneied, they would end the leng
i.-rus of demands and grievances
the trade unionists.
The premier is to introduce h e
ooLscription bill in parliament
on Wednesday. It hat baen re
ported that Ireland is not to Le
iuoiuded n the territory covered
by thtB bill but an unofficial an-
louncement says that Inland j
will be included digeasgion of the hveatock bngi- home The y0ung man bad in
Little fighting has been in pro- nessinNcrth Carolina will take tended leaving his ran It Salis.
i?resB in the west-rn war'theater. place in the evening. bury upon the arrival of ITo 81,
Jan; 8. On the eve of there- Seoretary Onrtia thinkt that fehere thig morning and ooming to
coi.veni'ig of 3 ugreia unsasinesi this show will be the moat com- suttiville today, for a viait to hit
prevaila mr? aenatora and re- prehehaive in its scope of any yst mother,' Mrs. Lola White. He
presentabl e by, reason of the held in North Carolina. The fact wag he onlj t0n and toleaupport
cute situation that exists be- there are a great many more pore- of his moer wha is a widow and
iweeu tnis country and aome of I
the European belligerents. PMg-
ident Wilson has cut short his I
honeymoon trip in Virginia in
order to be in the capital when
the legislators begin to place re
solutions before their respective
houses with regard to alleged in
fringements of American rights.
Close iLquiries are to be made
into the siukicg of tbe British
steamer Persia with the lost of at
least one American life before ac
tion is taken in th's matter by
the American Government which
is represented by Washington d s
pBtchbs as being determined to
take any step warranted by the
The Austrian Charge d'Affaires
at Washington has asked the
Washington aathorities to with
hold their judgment until an ex
planation of the sinking of the
Persia is forthcoming and is said
to have given atsura; ces that if
an Austrian submarine was - at
fault the Austro-ftogarisn Gov
ernment would make amends.
It is expected that -that the
submarine warfare of Germany
aud Austria aud Great Britain's
interference with neutral corn-
merce will be the buI jeots of par!
ticnlarly interesting debates in
oougrefs, aud also that the ques.
tion ofNnational preparedness will
early be taken op.
' Several more steamers have
been sunk by submarines iu the
Mediterranean Sea bat which Ka'
Hon is responsible rs not yet
known. The London Timea re-
porti that the British steamer
Geelong of the Peninsula & Orien-
tal Line ib the latest victim.
Heavy fighting continues along
the Russian front from the Pripet
naishes to the Bukowina frontier.
Vienna reportf that the Russians
are on the cffensiye at various
pi ices but that all their attacks
havo been repulsed.
Artillery engagements and min
ing and sapping operations con .
tiuue on the French, Austro Ital
iau and Dardanel es fronts. In
the Balkans except in Montenegro
wheie the Austrians claim to bave
put to rout a Montenegrin detach
ment which attempted an ad
viLce on the Tare river, there is
no change in the situation. -
There also is n change at Sa
loniki as coucerns the entente
allies or the cent. al powers.
I lieeATBWAOTtiA and Ebgobdv
Uwa anr imm 25.
06 97 9R
The -program for the Salisbury
livestook mef ting . at announced
by B. S. Curtis of the North Car
olina Experiment. Station Ral
eigh, is attractive to thesa who
are interested in livestock - and
allied subjflots, Thr .'. dates, are
Janaary 2y 26, 27 and 28. The
program has been divided into
three distinct parts, which will
be direot!y concerned with wat
the North Oirolina farmer has to
January 25 will be swine day
Th opening exsroiset will take
plaoe in the taornipg and the dis
eumuu ou iwibb win v utm
180 to (S in the afternoon. From
7:80 to 8 :50 in the evening there
rill be a businese' meeting of the
Swine Association, which will be
followed by a disoossioju of mar
January 26 hat been-set apart
asleef cattle day. The order of
exercises is : beef cattle discus
siona, 8:80 t) 12:30; beef cattle
sale, 1:80 to 5; beef cattle busi
ness meeting, 7 to 8:80; general
program, 8 :80 to 10.
, . Dairy, cattle- day hat been aet
for January 27. An inspection
will be made of the eattle offered
for sale. A discussion of dairy
cattle will be held from 8:80 to
12 ;83. A banquet and general
orea ana nigaoiass oinu 1D oe
Btata insures greater oppottam
ties fot those anticipating pur
A HEAVY BURBE1.
A Bad flaCI Miles Life Ulserll e er UaBJ
A bad back is a heavy larden.
A burden at night when bedtime
Just as bothersome in the morn
ins. Ever try Doan's Kidney Pills
Know they are for kidney baok-
ao be and for other kidne ills?
at., Bilisonry, says: --or nve
iua ji u.mm-iiuu wmv
and disordered kidneys. My back
was, weak and I could hardly get
about. I had a burning sensation
aoroBS my loins- My kidneys
were inactive aad the kidney se
cretions caas.ed me . annoyance.
Mv head ached and I was so diz
zy that I almcst fell. Spots Aim
ed before my eyes, The doctor
couldn't give me relief and IHbegan
Jaking Doan's Kidney Pills.
Evry box I took did me more
good than the- one before and it
wasn't long before I was cared
kidney trouble." .
Price 50o, at all dealers. Don't
simply ask ior a kidney remedy
get Doan's Kidney Pills the same
that Mrs. Ingram had. Foster
Milburn Co., Props., buffalo, N.
Oftler Supper SltUldlf AllerUOOB.
The members of local No, 2225,
Farmers' Union will give an oy
iter sapper at the home of Whit
L. Wilhelm, near China Grove
Saturday afternoon, beginning as
2:30. This is a social affair and
a very pleasant evening is antici
pited by the members of the
China Grove local and their
How to Cure Cold
Avoid exposure and drafts.
Eat right: Take Dr. King's New
CT mS D x,q.
It ia prepared from
P.ue Tar, healing balsams and
mild laxatives. Dr. King's llew
Discovery kills -and expert the
cold germs, soothes the; irritated
throat and allays inflammation
It heals the muooos membrane
Search' as you wif 1,1 yob ' cannot
find a better cough and oold rem
dy. Its use ovjr 45 years is a
guarantee of satisfaction.
Snbficribe for Tim Walehmaxt
If you don t, some Salisbury cise aie likely to be troubled with now fcr nB fco A lconrftff J days, nntil I was completely re-
peopie ao. constipation and indigestion and . stored to health writ,ea O J.
Read acaae of it: wi!l find Chamberlain's Tablets Q luflax 01 potential - Metoalf. Weatharby, Mo. If you
Mra. J. E. Ingram, 827 J5. Kerr hiohly benefioiak Not ao good and dependents who can be utter -onld fcnnw tha no, . thi.
Charlottesville, Vailan 1.
H. 6. White, '6i StatMTMler N
C, aD express messeilger on the
Sonthern Ril way's Agutta
Special,' did iu a Ej1jital here
today frm injuries received lest
miduigbt when the;passPEge?
train -southbound rr into 7b
through freight Btauding at the
ianotion of the double' tjack two
miles north of shipfflfhi' Eleven
other persons were iujnred. une
erionsly. - Jl ; ,
The accident Was cagfied by the
operator throwing -tje v wrt.ug
awitbh. . $$!:-;
A list of the injured llows:
Julia Carr, Lyiohbafe;
Nomia Hill, Oatawba 0, "a
Miss Frank Hall, Alexandria,
Va. - " . -W.
R. Swearingen, Edgefield,
Joe Grant, O jlumbia-. O.
Rio Hickman, Charlotte, K. C.
T. O. Bruce, engineerip;' '
W. S. Angel, engineer
. G, B. Yewell, fireman
Two pull man portera. r.'
Firemau Nobel sustained a bro
ken hip and fireman Yelrell had
his left leg injurtd.
Statesville, Jan. 1 the news
of the death of Carl WMte, the
young express messenger filled in
a wreck near Charlottesville, Va.,
early thia morning brought sad
ness to a number of relattVf t and
friend-, here in StateivUle, big
was only 20 yeart old.
Hiather who lives ormiiiton
street, riad mads-arrangfiieutB f or
his entertainment while hftre and
the news of his death was broken
to her when she waa preparing to
go over to No. 11, the Southern
passenger train due here at 10
o'clock and on which she waa ex-
pecting her son to arrive. No
arrangements will be made for the
funeral and burial of the young
mar. until the arrival of his body
on No. 11 tomorrow morning.
Women of Sedentary Habits
a ft fenree or font miie waijj; eTery
?;L l mn.cb..h'
i cn Riiow ine DOV811 so remain int.
a constipated condition. Tbey
are easy aud pleasant o take and
most agreeable iu effect. Ob
Annul MeeiiiEQf FaiKis' Mod
The annual meeting of the
Women WhO get but lttie eiei- nann1n milh narsnnaf than.tli. Adv And it WAI nnlv A var fon
Rowan County Farmers' Eduoa-1 th&danger in Rome's political ac
tional and . Co operative Union tivities and her interference with
was held last Thursday aud Fri-
day, December SUwn and sist,
with Oak Grove local, near Lower
stone ohnroh, Gold Hill township.
It was a largely attended and
very enthusiastic meeting. Near
ly all of the anions were repre
sented . The annual election of
officers resulted in O. H. Phillips
being eleoted president and Orlin
Cruse, v i o e president, A. L.
J. Z. Green, State organiser
lecturer was in attendance at both
sessions, and delivered a splendid
address at the Friday session.
The report of the county presi
dent and business aget t showed
that th9 work of the organization
during the past year was one of
the most successful in the history
Ul DUO UUlvU .
The educational committee, of
fered a resolution urging that the
muucementB so tne wxyayere ot
the county to pay their taxes more
1 he first quarterly meeting of
the new year will bebeld with
Enon looal. in Franklin township,
five milea from Salisbury, some
time during next April.
1 Get it at SilTerds .
SoiH'f Rome's Do:iis
Rpflia Will do Here Wbat She has Dene
Elsewhere If 6ifea (he Power.
BOBNKTT IMMIGRATION BILL
: It is .reportd that Representa
tive Bnrnett cf Alabama will re
introdnoe his immigration bill
which was vetoed by President
Wilson at the last session of con
gress. In commenting on that
probability, the Iodiana Catholic
and Record, December 17, 1915,
referred to the bill as "un-Amer-ican'and
reviewed th? record of
the fight made for and against it
The Oath jlioB will oppDS) its pas.
sage this time as they did at its
previous pi esentation because it
would in tell ere greatly with
Rome's illiterate immigrants who
are flocking to the United States.
The people of the United States
are iu favor of the Burnett Biil;
Rome'' works for its defeat. lh
reason is apparent. Vfitb Cath
oiicism, with tgttendaut ot
pression aud ilUteraoyr
growing disfavor ihV.Earope,
especially Southern Europe, a n ?
Tantage ground mustbe iiyailahu
for ths po r - wh most
from iheir nafcive hoil.
America is the last place of rei
uge for Rome and her ogje.ed
pooi, her igupranTifilwno
have felt the blight-? ofSomish
despotism' in foreign' landf are
coming to Amer.caj supposedly to
better their condition, but in te-
altity many of ihjtm are brought J
to our shores for the indefinite
purpose oi nei oiijk suuaaa aiuc
ery male alien; of RomeJwpf sv
in Americ,.iio mjij.t
since Rome cloe;g up
K StF iWW
them in herafraafols hiiH-R
mm BkA a n 1 1 fi Mn u hw t aaii vjaf i n n
over them priests of their own
tongue, preserving native custom's
promoting superstition and hold
ing them in subjection to the will
of the church, it ib easy to see
how the Catholic vote is reoruited
It is this close oemmnnion and
loyalty to priest' and pope which
makes Catholic immigiation a real
menace. The Burnett immigra
tion Bill would save us from much
of the danger. Oar penal institu-
tions and asylums are too densely
j controlled by the Catholic
church, and used against our free
institutions ; against our efforts to
make this. a civilized and intelli
If the Burnett Bill comes up for
consideration its passage rhould
be urged, insisted upon, demanded
by tv ry patriotic Amerioan who
knows or who can be made to see
I courts, business and education.
The people of tnis nation are
taxed too heavily tow to care fcr
Romish criminalaand dependents;
to suonoro fake charities operated
under the shadow of the Catholic:
Let's stop the graft, free the
j slaves and save our oountry from
moral midnight, and mental de-
Pass the Burnett Bill!
CARBANZA AND OTHER CATHOLICS
. Baltimore, Deo. 20, Cardinal
Gibbons announced that he had
received a letter this afternoon
from the Archbishop of Oaxaoa,
Mexioo, informing him that the
Carraczi government bad forbid
den collections to be taken in
Catholio churches. Confessions
have been forbidden for tome
time, according to the archbishop,
"He recites many of the coudi-
tiom among the clergy and the
nans, tne oarainai said,
makes one shudder to
these outrages."- Kansas
Times, December 21, 1915.
Carranza ia a Catholic in. a
Catholic coantry, at 'least W per
cent, of the population in Mtxiooj
is of the Catholio faith, and he is Btipation, and tone up the whole
sorely in position to know what systf m keep ypnr eye clear and
the conditions are and what they your slyn fresh and healthy look
have been in bis country for nun- ing. Only 25c, at your druggist.
dreds of years. He also is in po
sition t) know who is responsible
for the wreck and rain, the illiter
acy and oppression that ' has
brought degradation and deipair
to hie psople.
Conditiona must be indeed de
plorable if 'Carrame, a Catholic,
will take such desperate measures
to overcome the iniquitous pow&H
thit has throttled and -bouad the
people of Mexioo for centuries.
That power, despotic, arrogant
and treacherous, is the Roman
Catholic church and Oarranza
knows it tco well. Rome has
-made Mexioo a living hell for its
peon population. She has bleu
the poor without mercy; -robbed,
plundered and killed for money
dhe bs ev-in taken" minions ol
dollars from the mines if Mexio
y toe process known as "high
grading,' encouraging peons
s?al the , fier uugge'is and carry
.Qeui 'to tn priests , in exchange
i r massus, etc.
dae lias established -so mauj
tistasat uq oppressed pool
ftita kept iu the.r terrible plight
bacauaj of enforced idleness ol
jUea Vfa jJy days" aud their faith
t'lt obeulence to the church in
paying thair oeutavps for candles,
prayers, confession and the hun
dred and one othr .grafting de
vioes of mother chuich."
If Carrauza can put a' t top to
the infamoui ponfessioral, to the
ever-arged and . ever-demanded
collecticns by jvhich his churcn
rnis ueonieiJrja? W
ifjsyf ha;5hurch aud: iawar
;vt3afrania la .the. fiend Romt
tOardinal Gibbons say he' is,
conization of fiends and all lovers
of liberty will bid him God-speed
if he will sweep Rome from Mexi
co and lift the load that has lain
a dead weight upon t he nation for
Rome's own son has revolted at
hei infamy and arrogance!
I he Gist of It
"Last December I had
severe oold and was nearly down
sick in bed. I bought two bot-
ties of Chamberlain's Cough Rem
remedy, ask any one who has used
it. Obtainable everywhere.
H. M. Cooke Buys Charlotte Drag Store.
Yesterday morning's Charlotte
Observer Bays Hj M. Ccoke of
Spencer yesterday purchased the
drug stock aud fixtures of the C.
R. Miyer & Co., store on North
Tryon street and will begin- at
once preparations for reopening
the store under the name of the H.
M. Cooke Pharmacy.
Thesalewas made by Thomas
J. Smith, trustee. Mr. Smith,
who is experienced in the drug
business, was appointed by John
M. Robinson and the papers have
been signed by Federal Judge
James E, Boyd. The transfer of
title was t fleeted yesterday ai.d
the deal was oompleted.
Mr. C joke is a well-to-do drag-
gist of Spencer, where he has opar
ated a store for about a dozen
years. He will probably come to
Ch irlotta to live, in the not dis
tant iuture. For the present
however, the store here will ba in
charge of T. Arthur Walker, who
was formerly connected with tbe
Tryon Drug Company. The store
will not be open for business for a
few days, as the building is to be
repainted and papered on the iu-
terior. The same stand, as here-
toforp. at the
corner of North
and West Sixth
street, will be occupied:
L'ven tip Your Torpid Liver
T keep yoar liver aotive usel
vt Kings New Life Pills
lueur t gocrd digestion, relievesioon
Dacer of Breat uiti Amlria Over .
Assarancis ire Considered Mart Sa is
fastorf Taaa Those 6iien bf Gertnini
Washington, Dec. 81. Aus
tria'a reply to the Anoona note
not only meets the cardinal points
of the American demands bat
gives assurances for the future
which are considared more satis
factory in their extent than those
given by Germany. The fall
American official view will not
be known until after President
Wilson has studied the Austrian
reply, which wag received today
from Ambassador Penfield and
was immediately dispatched to
Hot Springs by White House
It may be stated aathoriatively
evsrtheless, that danger of a
rupture of diplomatic relatione
has passed and the controversy
now enters the same stage ag the
Lusitania negotiations with Ger
many, on an even more favorable
Austria in the Anoona case has
subscribed; to the principle that
no ships will be gunk, unless they
ffer resistance or flee, without
the persons aboard being brought
to safety. This is considered an
assurance that is tarreaching and
Points which Austria leaves for
further diplomatic correspondence
tre not considered of a nature to
bring on a new crisis. Chief
imong them are questions bf faot
mttk Austria's responti-
IW-f'- ior; what happened before
EH&marine commander tor-
aped the Anoona and their im
rtance is minimized by the
promise to pay indemnity for
Americans lest' regardless of the
absence of proof asto Jait how
they; met their death.
rT"The mere statement that the
submarine commander has been
punished for not making allow
ances lor the pamo on the ship
undoubtedly will be accepted with
out question and without further
inquiry as to its nature.
Count von Bernstorfl, the Ger
man Ambassador., conferred with:
Secretary Lansing today on the
Lusitania case and it was said
that while no communications
were passed, views were exchanged
and it was indicated that the
pro nistd settlements not far off.
The Ambassador let it be known
that he considered the Austrian
reply a complete compliance with
the demands of the United States.
Bad Cold pulckly Broken Up
vMs. Martha Wilcox. Gowanda.
N. Y. writes: "I first used Cham
b irlain's Cough Remedy about
eight years ago. At that time I
had a hard odd and coughed most
of the time. It proved to be just
wiat I needed. It broks an the
cold in a few days, and the cough
entirely .disappeared. I have
told many of my friends of tht
good I received through using thia
medicine, and all who have used
it speak of it in the highest
terms " Obtainable everywhere.
Engineer Cm shed Under Locomotive.
Asheyille, Jan. 2 Engineer
John J.Clarke of this city was kill
edireman C. Knox Christopher,
also of Asheville, was badly in
jured and several passengers sus
tained minor injuries when train
No. 17 on the Maipby division
struck a rock-slide near Barkers
creek, about 52 miles from Aehe
ville, this morning at 11.80
o'clock. The engine was turned
completely over and the baggage
oar derailed the other cars re
maining on the track. -
Among the injured are beggage
master J. C. Bean, slightly brais
ed and injured ; Mrs, W. J. Woods
of Whittier, braied on one hip;
W.'W. Keeves, of Bark ta creek,
bruised; L. M. Wilsia of Cooper
flill, Tenu,, say ire braises and
right leg mj ired.
Constipation end i adigestlua
"1 have .uted Chamberlain's
Tablets aud must say they are
the best I have erer used for con
stipation and indigestion. My
wife also used them for indiges
tion and they did her good,"
writes Eugene S. Knight, Wil
mington, N.O ' Obtainable eyery-.