A Home Newapaper Published in the Int$r$3f
Utbfir-Peopld and for GoVernniental Affairs.
SALISBURY, N. C, WEDHE3j JOVEELBEg 29T.
VOL. XH. NO. 50. FOURTH SERIES
Wm. H. STEWART, ED. AUD
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. TEUTONS HOLD ALT RIVER LINE
Invaders in All Directions Continue Prosrress
Towards Capital of Rumania,
London, Nov. 27. The entire
line of the Alt River in Rumania
running north and south through
the country from the Transyi
vanian Alps to the Danube, now
is in the hands of the Teutonic
Allies. In all directions the in
vaders are continuing to make
progress, with Bucharest their
main objective, daily coming
The southern and eastern drive
in the Alt region hasbrougnt the
Teutonic forces across .the Topo
log River, while to south be
tween Rochi de Vede and Valeni
their line has been drawn con
siderably nearer the Rumania
Capital. Alxandria, 47 miles
southeast of Bucharest, has been
neken by Field Marshal von Mack
Jensen's troops. .
Considering the swiftness of
the advance of the Teutonic Al
lies through Wallachia compar
ative few prisoners have been
taken, although semi-official re
ports credit them with having
captnred considerably supplies ol
needed stores. Near Orsovo, 28
effioers and 1,200 men were made
prisoner, while in thcAlt region,
near Tigveni 10 additional offi
cers and 400 men fell into the
In a big battle extending over
a front of about 17 miles north
west and northeast of Mot) astir,
between Trnovo and Makovo, the
Entente Allies, according to
Berlin have met with a severe de
feat through the failure of an at
tack launched against the lines
of the Central Powers. Aside
from reprts of the repulse of the
Bulgarians by the Serbians and
contintxd progress for the kali an
Austrian are vigorously shilling
the Italians. -.
Comparative calm still prevals
all along the front in France, so
far as infantry . engagemen ; s are
concerned. ABerlin semi-official
dispatch says, there are indica
ticns that the Entents Allies coo
template fresh offensives proba
bly near Armentieres and east of
Arras, where heavy artillery
bombardments are being carried
out and also on the St. Lichel
Salient, southeast of Vtndun.
Another semi-official dispatch
from Berlin quotes Constantino
ple advices to the effect that
Arabs on the Tripoli-Tunis Iron
tier in North Africa have defeat
ed the Italians and carritd the
fierht across the border int : Tun
is against the French. Tb loss
es of the Italian are estimiued at
20,000 men not including prison
ers taken into the interior by the
Great Britain has definitely de--clined
to grant a safe conduct to
the United States of the -iewly-appointed
1 Clogged System Mast Be Cleared.
You will find Dr. King's New
Life Pills a gentle yet effective
laxative for removing impurities
from the svstem. Accumulated
waste posions the blood; dizziness; obscene matter is in, Latin and , Kidney Pills beneficial that I be
biliousness and pimply, muddy j the deioni.; claimed it was ex- : gxz taking them. They lived up
complexion are ine aisrressing:
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you a free full bowel movement
in the morning. At your Drug
gist, 25 cents.
Wilson to Attend Mass.
Washington, Nov. 23 Presi
dent Wilson will attend pontifical
high mass to be celebr ated to
morrow at St. Patrick's church
here by Cardinal Gibbons in
memory of the lato Emperor
Francis Joseph of Anstria - Hun
gary. secretary .uansing ana
members of the diplomatic corps
not connected with the Entente
Allies also will attend.
Do Yon Have Sour Stomach.
If you are troubled with sour
stomach you should eat slowly
and masticate your food thorough
ly. then take one of Chamberlain's
Tablets immediately after supper
Obtainable every where.
Acting as Counsel Asserts He is Merely Presi
. dent of Magazine Company.
Augusta, Ga,, Nov 27. Thorn
as E. Watson at the opening of
bis trial in Federal Court here
today, on charges of having sent
obscene matter through the
mails, laid upon the Government
the burden of proof that he was
responsible for the mailing, and
also stated that he was "merely
president" of the corporation
which published the magazines
containing the articles cited.
Selection of a jury was complet
ed in one and a half hours and
the trial started rapidly forward
only to be delayed by a detained
examination of witnesses by
whom District Attorney Donald
son sought to prove the defend
ant wag responsible for the mail
During the trial on the same
charges last November, which
resulted in the jury disagreeing,
Watson admitted connection with
the mailing "I don't shirk any
responsibility," he said then.
Today the District Attorney
isked Watson if he cared to make
the same admission and without
entering a denial, the defendant,
who is a member of the bar,
acted as his own leading counsel,
replied : t
"Make out your case, Mr. Dis
Watson also declared that The
Jeff er soman Publishing Com
pany is a corporation and that he
is ' merely president" of the
company, which he added, has
other officers as well as stock
holders. This company, he con
tinued, publishes The Jefferson
ia.n, a weekly magazine, and Wat
son's Magazine, a monthly, in
which were contained the articles
The Government today put on
the stand J. ,Q. West, postmaster
at Thomson, Ga., borne of the
defendant and headquarters of
The Jefferonian Publishing
Company. West identified post
office records by which the gov
ernment seeks to prove the mag
azines were mailed. A. J. Knight
a postoffice inspector
that the i.-sue.s of rhe
in queVaoi w nt through the 1
Whik4 Et.igh'. vvason the stand,
the ao'-' -cl Huda nt sought
to ha"- H .1 ' tJ. ntify several
Goveriii.j.- 1 put.-', eati'-cs whir.h
the defens.- 5c';-gtit to :'.iii'odnce,
and whici- 10 was claimed the
Gover;jr:ie;U hl ;irculated thru
the mails und ihu;, had "set an
exarap iv ' irizf ns." Watson
claimed -Jiy contained words
similar tu tliose the articles on
which be vas indicted All were
ruled ou-" h nvev r, on objection
of the p-osec.ition thac they were
"privikr'g'-M! :i alter. "
Wat?on dI.o wag overruled in
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which inspired ibi articles which
contained attacks on the Roman
Catholic church. Attempts to
i show thai an "outsider was be-
hind" th.; prosecution also were
- , . ,
ruled ou- Part ot the alleged
prnf. fr m Wirk-i on Roman
We offer One Hundred Dollars
Reward tor any case of Catarrh
that cannot be cured by Hall's
F. J. Cheney & Co., Toledo, O.
We, the undersigned, have
known F. J. Cheney for the last !
15 years, and believe him perfect
ly honorble in all business tran-
- sactions aad financially able to
carry out any obligations made
by his firm.
National Bank of Commerce,
Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken
internally, acting directly upon
the blood and mucuous surfaces
of the system. Testimonials sent
- j f ree
Price 75 cents rer bottle.
-Sold by ail Druggists.
I Take Hall's Family Fills for
TOH WATSON AGAIN ON TRIAL
CHANGES IN METHODIST MINISTERS.
Two Changes Bade in the Salisbury District
W. A. Lambeth Comes to Salisbury.
Gastonia, Nov 27. A number
of changes in the pastorates of
the, Methodist churches were
made when Bishop John C. Kil
go, tonight at the closing session
of the Western North Carolina
Methodist Conference, announc
ed the appointments of ministers
for the next year.
Among those is the return of
Rev. T. F. Marr, D D., who. has
been pastor of the First Church
in Salisbury for the past year,
to Charlotte as presiding elder.
He succeeds Rev L. T. Mann,
who has been appointed commis
sioner of Emory University to
aid in raising funds for. the great
institution of the Methodist Ep
iscopal Church, South, in Atanta.
The list for the Salisbury dis
trict is as follows: '
J C Rowe, presiding elder
Albemarle, Central J E Gray
Albemarle, First Street W I
Hughes; C M Gentry, super
numerary Albemarle circuit H F Starr,
Badin W R Shelton
Bethel J T Stover
China Grove and Landis W
S Hales -
Concord, Central MFMoores
Concord, Epworth and Center
A S Raper
Concord, Forest Hill C M
Concord, Westford S L Owen
West Concord R K Brady
Concord circuit P T Terrell
Cottonville J F Starnes
Gold Hill J W Strider -Kannapolis
P W Tucker . .
Kannapolis circuit R
New London E J Poe
Norwood R M Taylor.
Oakboro and Love's J J Eads
Salem A L Coburn, supply
Salisbury, First Church W
Salisbury, Park Avenne G W
Salisbury, South Main Street
J H Brendall
Salisbury cicruit R C Kirk
Spacer C M Pickens
EaH Spencer and North Maiu
Str-cr S E Richardson
Wood loaf J W Kennedy
vV, reuce Evangelist R A
i ,i i kor, who has been at
Grove goes to Denton in
Dart Ri& Neslect.
Don't neglect a constant back
ache sharp darting pains or
urinary disorders. The danger
of dropsy or Bnghl's
too serious to ignore.
Kidnsv Pills as your friends and
neighbors. A Salisbury case.
Mrs. H Frost, 603 N Main St,,
Salisbury, says: ''I had backache
I ana other kidney disorders,
! r;,oc i;fflKo lrn c m
times jtiv limhs wprp ar wpalf and
j ldme, 1 could hardly get around.
In the morning the trouble was
! worse. My kidneys were ir-
j rep;ialr in actlon andT:au,se2 m!
I a lot of annovauce I had heard
; of so man v who had foucd DoaG,s
1 t0 tne claims made ior tnem, re
heviug the misery in my back
and regulating the action of my
Price 50c, at all dealers. Don't
simply ask for a kidney remedy,
get Doan's Kidrey Pills, the
same that Mr. Frost had
Foster-Milburn Co., Props.,
Buffalo. N. Y.
That Great Reflection.
That great reflecting, which
has been seen in the sky south
j of the-city the past few nights
and early in the mornings and
; causing much alarm, is nothing
j more than a Pilot lighting plant
' just installed on George Bern-
hardt's modern up-to-date dairy
farm. Mr. Bernhardt is a wide
awake man and has all modern
city conveniences on arid! about
his farm and his equipment will
will no doubt be a great aid in
the back to-the-farm movement
which brings prosperity to any
BURIAL OF mfBrTHORSDAT. i
At the Burial HisSsf Cercnooy Will Be
Vienna, via-konflon, Nov. 27,
The coffin of peror Francis
Joseph has beefinally closed1,
but the body wiliimain in state1
until ThursdayttSfc-day" set for
At the burial ithe cryptu
Capuchin, a hisjoric ceremony
will be carried Q&U which was
anciently design$dfa impress
the monarch's successor that in
spite of all pomp; sovereign is
merely a mortalij-, '
The general process will be
halted at the entrance to the
vault by a challenge from within.'
"Who is there?" .The reply will
be made: "His mcjit serene Ma
jesty, the Empei;Q, Francis Jo
seph." ; f
The Challenger v?ill then reply :
"I know him not?!. Responding
to the second challenge, the an
nouncement will Bejpaade: The
Emperor of Austria; an apostolic
King of HunganJ 'is outside."
Again the challenger willanswer:
"I know him not.1! vTben for the
third tiine the voie from within
asks who demands ' admission,,
the master of ceremonies reply-2
ing this time: "Aljnful man, our. I
portals then will wen, and thf
procession enter, g i -
Pine-Tar Relieves A Co
Dr. Bell's Piue-J ar-Honey coo
tains all the sootbffg elements of
y : -m
the pine forest. ;f ieals the ir
ritated raembraje tnd by its
antiseptic pro'j. loosens the
tliieffm,.(!HrJbi hosier and
Bell's Pine-TarE :pre
vent a wearing, cldnjc -cOUffh
dragging througnthe . winter.
At your Druggist, $5 cents
..." - ,
Who Wants this Pretty Baby Boy?
Asheville, Nov. 26. Mrs. W.
L. Miller, who lives near Hen-
dersonville, has a perfectly good
baby by, about eight months of
a re, vfose mother she is anxi-
oubj.v seeKinfir. Tne baby is a
hi ijatMrs. Miller has plenty
of children of her own, and does
r.ot desire to keep the latest ad
dition to the family which came
t her vie!, ti trick that has been
worked for lo, these many years.
Airs Miller was standing in a
store Henderson ville yester
p.v vhen a well-dressed young
woiaaa approached and asked
her hold the baby for a few
miuutes. The young woman!
then disappeared, and failed to
return. After holding the baby
lor sometime beyond the alio ted
few minutes, Mrs. Miller started
an investigation, and found that
a suit case of baby clothes, and
some baby's food had been left
for her, together with a note
stating that she was known to be
a good Christian mother and had
been picked for a guardian to the
M't1? stranger on that account.
The note explained that the
bat3 's name is Albert Lee Ray,
and ?sked Mrs Miller to be good
The police were notified and
are searching for the mother of
the baby, but so far without suc
cess. Chansons Seasons Bring Colds.
"Stuffed-up head, clogged up
no, tight chest, sore throat are
sure signs of cold, and Dr. King's
New Discovery is sure relief. A
dose of this combination of anti
septic balsams soothes the irriat
ed membrane, clears the head
loosens the phlegm, you breathe
easier and realize your cold is
broken up. Treat a cold persist
ently; half-way measures leave
a lingering cough. Take Dr.
j King's New Discovery until your
cold is gone. For. 47 years the
favorite remedy for young and
old, At yourDruggist, 50 cents.
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-SINKS WITH STARS AND STRIPES FLYING.
Paris Dispatcl Says Captain and Crew Refus
ed to Lower t&a Flag.
Paris Nov. 28, (Cef(Sored).--A
Madrid dispatch by wireless an-
nounces the arrival at of
the crew of the American steamer I
Chemung, torpedoed itL- bv
a merman submarine. The com-
mander gave the crew only a few
minutes to abandon the vessel,
not allowing them even to take
their money and papers
L he submarine towed the life-
1 A . .. I
uodij, in wnicn tne crew were
placed to within five miles of the
coast where it abandoned them,
1 ne Chemung went down with 1
the Stars and Stripes floating at
ner mast. A lively incident pre-
ceded the sinking of the vessel,
The German commander grave
orders that the American fiatr
should be lowered and German I
sailors prepared to put them into
effect Thev met with stuhhnrn
resistance on the part of Ameri
can Captain Duffy and his crev ,
who refused to haul down the
colors, Saying that if the ship had
to be sunk it would be with the
The case appears to be similar
to the destruction of the Americ I
an ships William P. Frve and tbe I
Leelanaw. both carrying contra-1
hand. Damages for which are to
te awatded bv diolomatic nep-o-ltion
tiatioris. A.s there was no loss of
lie aior apparent violation of
Germany's pledges the case is not
regarded as alarming.
la the rain all day is generally
followed by painful twinges of
rheumatism or neuralgia. Sloan's
Mniment win give you quick'h
relief and prevent tbe twiiJKesJevA,;; lMaabi;.vS
jiiw rubbing r - i
aiia soomes tne sore ana aching
ioirits.' For sore, stiff, exhausted
muscles that ache and throb from
overwork, Sloan's Liniment af-
torus quick relief. Bruises.
sprains, strains and other minor
injuries to children are quickly
soothed by Sloan's
oy oioans ointment
Get a bottle today at your Drug
gists, 25 cents.
Villa Gets Away Anain by Beans of Auto.
Chihuahua City, Mexico Nov.
25. ViaMarfa, Texas, Nov.26.
L;. te yesterday afternoon a small
Dana 01 viua Dana its tooc a
toothold in tbe church of Santa
Rio de Guadalupe. Thev' .were
driven out by gunfire from their
stronghold and cavalry dispersed
The night was spent in expec
tation of adesperate attack which
did not materialize. In the morn
ing of today small groups of ene
my cavalry were shelled by the
artillery of Santa Rosa hill.
Yesterday afternoon Villa drove
np in an automobile to within a-
bout three miles of the city ffrom
the northwest. The automobile
was shelled by long range g-uns
but he escaped. The column of
General MayC&tte, who has al
ready left Sauta Rosa with 3,500
cavalry is expected to reach here
undav and drive off the remain-
inff bandits. No figures showing
the casualties on either side dur
ing the three days, fighting is
Villa is expected to withdraw
soon to the hills as his forces
liana Koflti cr Q rrl Ktt Vl pfc cVklll
and rifle fire of the de facto force
and his efforis to capture the city
are growing less and less forceful.
When a cold hangs on as often
j happens, or when you have hardly
' gotten over one cold before you
contract another, look out for you
are liable to contract some very
serious disease. This succession
of colds weakens the system and
lowers the vitality so that you are
much more liable to contract
chronic catarrh, pneumonia or
consumption. Cure your, cold
while you can. Chamberlain's
Cough Remedy bas'a great repu
tation. It is relied upon by thou
sands of people and never disap
points them. Try it. It mly
costs a quarter. Obtainable every
ANI1ETT AS TO FATE OF BUCHAREST.
Caatnre by Central Powers if Glurgin Snows
aavance Dy von oacieoseo's Army.
London Nov. 28. With th
forces of the Central Powers in
possession, according to German
official reports, which hitherto
have proved accurate with reffard
to the recent events in Rumania.
of durtea de Arges, an important
railway terminal 90 miles from
Bucharest, and Giurgiu, on the
railway 40 miles southwest of the
Capital, anxiety as to the fate of
" i- - '
Bucharest is greatly increased.
Field Marshal von Mackensen's
capture of Ginrg-iu. shows tharl
his army has advanced 30 miles
iu a single day. Further, a Bul-
garian official communication
claims that the Dannbe has been
crossed near Lorn Palanka and
Vidia and the town of Kalafatu
opposite Yidin, captured.
Nothing is yet admitted by the
Rumanians of these enemy ad
v.mces but it is assumed that tht
i -jmnmans are continuing their
oruerly retirement toward the
iifie o.f the At
l inger however, lies in the pos-
rui,u) iuis retirement not
heing effected quickly enough to
prevent an attack on their flank
fim Von Mackensen's forces
Giurgiu from which point thert
ls Doln ril and direct communica
Sufferer of Ind Won Relieved.
"Before taking Chamberlain's
Tablets my husband suffered for
several Years from indi
causing him to have pains in the
stomach and distress after eating
Chamberlain's Tablets relieved
him of these spells rig-ht.awav. "
writes Mrs. -Tfioinks fias n
TteGrMrBSl Wnffcnr Pmfcrt
ev " ttlcKS &t LouiS
the reatest and mst successful
"l wcaiua iwiccdsiers, aiea on
Oct. 12. 1916, after a short illness
Before he took sick he had en
tirelv comoleted his work on h
great Hicks Almanac for 1q17
and had read the proofs of all his
weather forecasts for a year in ad
vance. This noted Almanac is
now ready and is a fine specimen
of Almanac making. Prof. Hicks'
portrait was painted by a leading
artist of St. Lonis in May. and
this portrait printed in colors,
makes the frontispiece of the 1917
Almanac The 1917 Almanac is
35 cents by mail. Prof. Hicks'
monthly Magazine, Word and
Works, will also be continued by
the publisher. Word and Works
one year with the Hicks Alma
nac is one dollar, bend 5 cents
for a sample copy of Word and
Works. Address Word and
Works Publishing Company, 3401
Franklin Avenue, St, Louis, Mc.
Her Soa Subject to Croup.
"My son Edwin is subject to
croup,f' writes Mrs. E. O. Irwin,
New Kensington, Pa. "I put in
many sleepless bours at night
oerore 1 learnea ot unamberiain s
cUh Remedy. Mothers n ;ed
not fear this disease if they keep
a bottle of Chamberlain's Cough
Remedy in the house and use it
as directed. It always gave my
bo7 relief." Obtainable every-
Yiilaow in Control of ChHoa Cty.
El Paso Tex., Nov. 27, V ilia
is moving northward from Chi
huahua City, according to a cia
patch from General Trevioo re
ceived today b Gv r.cial Gonzales ;
at Juarez, who. was ordered to
concenirau; ais forces at Juarez.
"A private message coming over
the same route adds that not on
ly is Villa proceeding north but
he is ja control of Chihuahua
City, which General Treviuo is
supposed to have abandoned pro
ceeding southward. Geueral Trev
ino, according to tne private re
port, said that after effecting a
junction with General Murguia
he would return and recapture
KILL ALL THE WINTER fUES.
Now Is the Best Time to mt Kaxt Snr
'Don't let your; home becotn'a
a winter haven -for flies," 0
tne State Board of TWlfh .
en the clean homo, whan
weather turns cold, becomes aP
tractive to flies and only the
greatest vigilance will keep
out. But when fliea do trat tnfA
the home at the coming of xfi$
weather', don't let them go to 'tii
ceihng and stay there. And doiH
thipk that the first freeze wltf
kill them out. Flies are not defidl
when they lie around stiff wi?&
Cold. The next warm aruAt n
next spring will show you bj$
were possuming,' '
'In case of a freeze, however,
every fly in the house should: o
swept down and bnrned. The
snould be sought out and brought
from under cover in every room
ia the house, from the cellar to
the garret. Scientists tell us
that the flies that were hatched
late and that have not complete!
their life cycle are they which
live in an even temperature
through the winter and become
the progenitors of our counties"
millions next summer. don
sequently how is the time to fight
next summer s flies.
"This is the time," says the
Bpard, "when swatting flies -wifi
be effective. But if there arfe
too many to swat, trap or polsoxk
tbem. Use fly paper, and evety
other means in order that not
one may be carried over from
one season to the next."
Attorneys far Britt Announces tot J;;:tt
. jy iu De iaieir.
mandamus issued against
Buncombe County Board of Can
vassers in the BHtt Weaver conirdv
versy over the election to Congress
from the 10th district. Attorneys
tor jtmtt announced tnat an ap
peal to the State Snrpreme Court
will be taken.
Democratic leaders say that
the State Board of Election
which meets Thursday will isshes
a certicfigate of election to Vea
vsr. be Democratic carMidite.
Among the Repuplicans t.iere
is talk of legal efforts to enjoin
but definite . te.ent to this
elfec !..aEi been iri. de.
Ijx-Ajs, A rm. Effects UfiOn l Una Ta
Goes Jot Gtfjje em ;j six 3 ttt V mrfi.
In Audition to other properties, Xix-Fm
contains Cascara in acceptable form', s
acts efi- ctiveiy and does' not grip
disturb tfomach. At . je e-ime titae, t cH
digejtiou, arcuses the Hvsr and f-eci c-tioca
and restores the heal ;.hy inactiuaB,
Pracesilfcg af Court.
Thn Rowan Superior Court in
session here ha ;ri -d a iumber
ot cases among wi'.ich are the
A suit for $1,600 by the Tien-kel-Uttiige
agah-st the So - th.rn Express
Coaapany was en led Tuesday y
a verdict for ?2oo against the
Robert Fuller a negr', hat
beer sentenced lo ten year ; y
Judge Carter. Lat week Falter
ptead guilty w nianslaugtiter.
Ten ywara ago he killed his wife
in Salisbury ard was ciy re
cently arrested l$ Fountain In'n,
Tuesday judirnent was pagsed
by the Judge in the Ollie Tclbert
manslaughter case whica vi- is ks
fellows: the d-ile.idant t' pity
the widow $1,;.G0 an?3 attain
from the use of intoxicating
liquor for five yt&rsj
Last Wednesday afternin jat
2 :30 c; 'clock, i m raecl iateli- "ollow-
ing the re-ccnveDi
cour? a memor'.
Color dl John S.
was a member oi
dissever You Need a Oeoerci tr
Vt Old Standard Grovs'e lafiks
is e-'.tally valoabi ? !
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