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VOL XI. NO. 21. FOURTH SERIES SALISBURY, N. C., WEDNESDAY, MAY 12TH, 1915. Wm- H. STEWART, ED. AND PROP. Lusitania Goes id ike Bolton One Thousand Lives Last When Gunari Liner is Torpedoed Without Warning. London, May 7.—The Cunarc liner Lusitania, which sailed oul of New York last Saturday witt more than 2,000 persons aboard, lies at the bottom of the ooean of] the Irish clash. She was sunk by a German submarine, whioh lent two torpedoes crashing into her tide while the passengers were at lunoheou. How many of the Lusitania’s passengers a id crew were rescued caur.ot be told, but the official statements from the British Ad mirality up to mid: :ght acoouDted for not more than five or six hun dred. A ship’s steward who lauded with others at Queei Blown, gave it as his opinion that 900 persons were lost. There were dead and wounded among those brought ashore; some since have died. Bat not a name of resoued or lest, or dead or in jured, has been listed officially. The Lusitania was steaming along about 10 miles oil Old Head Kiusale on the last leg of her voy age to Liverpool wtieu about 2 o’clock in the afternoon a subma rine suddenly appeared and so far as all reports go, fired two tor pedoes without warning at the steamer. One struck her near the bows and the other in the engine room. The powerful agents cf destruc tion tore through the vessel’s side, causing terrifig explosions. Al most immediately great volumes of water poured through the open ings and the Lusitania listed. Boats which were already swung out on the davits were dropped overboard and wsre speed, ily filled with passengers who had been appalled by the desperate attack. A wireless call for help was sent out, and immediately rescue boats cf all binds were sent both from the neighboring points along the coast and QueenBtown. Within 15 minutes, as one eur vivor estimated, and certainly within half an hour, the Lusita nia had disappeared. Where Great Britain’s fastest merchant vessel went down, OM Head Kinsale, is a landmark that has brought to joy many travelers as it always has stood as the sign from shore that the perils of the voyage across the Atlantic were at an end. The line whose boast that it has never lost a passenger in the At lantic service has lost the ship that dodged the lurking enemy of Nantuoket Light the day after war was declared and later star teled the world by flying the Stars and Stripes. The British Admirality is dis couraging the publication of Bar mises and guesses regarding the dead and injured. Even before details are known the British press is asking editorially what will the United States say to this event and how will she hold Ger many to the “strict accountabili ty” mentioned in previous diplo malic correspondence. The office of the Canard Line closed shortly after 11 o’clock tonight and officers of the com pany state there would be no fur ther information coming from the line until the offices opened to morrow. Late messages received tonight from the Canard Line offices in Liverpool indicated that no defi nite information would be forth coming touig it as the officers were giv<ng all attention to the persons saved from the ship. Among tbe last messages re ceived were several stating that individuals were saved. In these messages were the names of George Kessler, a New York wine agent; M iss Jessie Taft Smith, Braoe ville.Ohio; Mrs H. B. Lasseter, wife of Gen. H. B, Lasseter and their bod, P. Lasseter, -of London. Mrs. Lasseter and her son were booked from Sydney, Australia. Washington, May 7.—Destruc tion of the British liner Lusita pia with the loss of many lives shocked officials of the Unitei States Government and Bpreai profound grief in the Nations Capital. Although it waB not kuowu hov many, if any, of those lost wer< Americaus, the view was genera that the most serious situatior confronted the Amerioau Govern meut siuce the outbreak of the war in Europe. The warning of the United States that Germany would be held to a “striot accountability' for the less of ‘‘American lives” irrespective of whether they were aboard belligerent or neutral ves sels when atracked focused atten tion on the White House, where President Wilson until late in the night read the dispatches with greet interest. The President unade no comment. The disposition among higher officials was not to take hasty actions but to await tbe British Admiralty's report aud results of the investigations and Ambassa dor Page. Cork, May 8.—‘‘From tbe day we sailed we complacently spoke of tbe possibilities of the German menace, bat no one believed it, lor we scorned the idea of being torpedoed,” said F. J. Ganntlett, of Washington who was traveling with A. L. Hopkins, among the migBing, and S. M, Kucx, of Phil adeinhia. who was saved. "A number of as were going over on business. It was shortly after two, probably ten minute* past, and 1 was lingering in the dining saloon chatting with my friends, when the first explosion occurred. We knew at once what happened. Shortly the ship listed peroeptibly, 1 shouted to the others to close the ports. Some of us went to our births and put on life belts. "On making our way to the deck we were informed that there was no danger, and we need not be alarmed, but the ship was gradu ally sinking deep into the water and efforts were made to launch the boats. "Fifty or more people entered the first boat and as it swung from the davits it fell suddenly. I think moBt of the oocupants perished. Other boats were launched with the greatest diffi culty. "Women and children under the protection of men had cluster ed in lines on the port side and as the ship made her plunge, down a little by the head and heeling at an angle of nearly 96 degrees, this little army slid down toward tbe starboard side, dashing them selves against each other as they went, until they were engulfed.” Mr. Gauntlett said that he heard only one explosion and the whole tragedy was over in 20 min utes. Washington, D. C., May 8.—Lu sitania first official information of the sinking of the Lusitania reached the British embassy from London today in the following cablegram from Sir Edward Grey, timed 11:30 a. m.: i*01 lowing is cue latest omciai information with regard to the loss of the Lusitania, torpedoed by German submarines off the Head of Kinsa'e, May 7th, Tor* pedo boats, steamers and armed trawlers have landed 958 survivors and 45 dead. It is possible that Kinsale fishing boats may have a few more. An armed trawler and fishing trawlers are bringing in 700 further bodies. Only a few first class passengers saved. Ship sank in from fifteen to twenty five minutes aud it was reported she was struck by two torpedoes. The Ounard agents give 2,160 as the total number on board. The Ounard company has reported the nationality of the passengers as follows: Saloon passengers: British 87, Americau 109, Greek 8 Swedish 1, Mexican 1 and Swiss 1. Seooud class: British 52, Amerioan 65, Russian 8, Belgian 1, Dutch 8, Frenoh 5, Italian 1, Unknown 2. Third-class: English 204, Irish j 89, Scotch 18, Russian 59, Ameri | can 17, Persian 21, Greek 8, Fin I pish 1, Scandinavian 5 and Mexi | can 1. I Queenstown, May 8 —Oaptaii Turner of the Lusitania has re fused so far to make any forma statement. He displayed great ' grief over the loss of his vessel, bat has expressed no opinion on the action of the Germans. Cap tain Turner remained on the Lusi tania's bridge until the structure was submerged, and then climbed up a ladder, as would a diver from a tank. When he reaohed the surface he grasped an oar and theu a chair. He clung to the chair for nearly two hours, and dually when the ohair turned ovsr be dung up a gold braided arm. This was seen by a member of the crew in one of the boats and thus the commander wa* saved. The s>e of the Lusitania was, length, 790 feet; beam, 88 feet; displacement, 45,000 tous; horse power, 70,000 tons; designed speed, 25 knots. Passengers, 291 tirst nlass, 601 second class, 862 steerage. Crew, 860. Lanuohed in 1906 Fastest westward trip 4 days, 10 hours. Fastest hourly speed, 27,82 knots. Insurance on the Lusitania, it is said, amouuted to 17,500,000. The vessel was valued at more than $10,000,000 and her cargo at $785 000. Washington, May JO.—'Jount Bernsiorff, the German ambassa dor, today expressed in person to Secretary Bryan ‘‘his deep regret that the events of the war had led to the loss of so many Amerioau lives.” The phrases used were those of the ambassador contained in a written statement giveu out after his oall. Whether the expression wps made on instruction from Berlin was not explained. As it was the first statement of its kind sinoe American lives were lost on the Falaba and the Gulfiight, and no speoific mention was made of the Lusitania incident, the impression prevailed that the statement was the usual broad expression which diplomatic representatives are permitted to make wbeu a disas ter occurs to the citizeus of a friendly country. The aotion of the German am bassador, however, will have little effeot on the polioy to be pursued, it was said unless the German government makes formal apology specifically for the loss of Ameri cans on. the Lusitauia, and prom ises reparation. Kinsale, Ireland, May 10.—The coroner’s jury investigating the deaths of five persons drowned when the Cunarder Lusitania was sunk by a German submarine off the coast of Ireland last Friday, returned a verdict here today charging “the offioers of said sub marine and the fimperor and gov ernment of Germany, under whose orders they acted, with the crime of wholesale murder before the tribunal of the civilized world.” Cantain Turner of the Lusitania was the principal witness. He told the jury he did not see any submarines either before or after his ship was torpedoed. He wss on the bridge when his vessel fira<> was struck and immediately gave orders for the lowering of the boats and the piecing of the wo men aud children in them. He said there was no panic; that it was almost calm. Many of the boats could- not be lowered because of the list of the steamer the witness continued. He was unable to say how many boats were put overboard, nor was he able to tell the extent of the damage to the Lusitania He gave it as his opinion, however, that the watertight oompartments were blown asunder by the force of the explosion, These oompart ments he said were all closed when the ship was strnok and yet she remained afliat only 18 minutes. Captain Turner said that after the warnings at New York that the Lusitania would be torpedced he did not make any application to the Admirality for an escort. "It is their business not mine, I simply had to carry out mv orders to go, and I would do it agaiD,” deolared the witness with em phasis. Among other hituesses heard waB Ship’s Bugler Livermorf. He testified that all the water-tight oompartments were closed, but that the force of the explosion and rush of water must have burst them open, Iu summing up the esse Coroner Horgau charged that the respen* sibilitv “lay on the German Gov ernment and the whole people of Germany who collaborated in the terrible crime.” The verdict of the ooroner’s jury follows. “We find that the deceased met death from prolonged immerson and exhaustion iu the sea eight miles south-southwest of Old Head Kiniale, Friday, May 7, 1915, owing to the sinking of the Lusitania by torpedoes fired by a German submarine. “We find that this appalling crime was oommitted contrary to international law and and the con ventions of all civilized Nations. “We also charge the offbers of said submarine and the Emperor and Government of Germany, under whose orders they acted, with he orime of wholesale mur der before the tribunal of the oivilized world: “We desire to express sincere condolence and sympathy with the relatives of the deceased, the Cunard Company and the United States, many of whose citizens perished in this murderous attaok on an unarmed liner.” Coroner Horgan said that the fUs1'. torpedo fired by the German submarine did serious damage to the Lusitania, but that, not satis fied with this the Germans had discharged another torpedo. The seoond torpedo, he said must have been more deadly because it went right through the ship, hastening the work of doatruotiou. Sprajim far Apples ani Peacfci How to Kill Cabbage Lice and Worms ant Polatoe Bugs Apples should have been spray ed immediately after the blossms fell with 14 gallons ready-made lime sulphur to 60 gallons water, adding 2 pounds arseuate of lead to poison Codling Moth, Tent Cat erpillars, eto. By the time this item is printed it will be time to spray them again, using either the eame mixture, or the Bor deaux Mixture with 4 pounds lime, 8 pounds bluestone to 60 gallons water, adding 8 pounds arsenate of lead paste. If the dry powder ed arsenate is used, use pniy half as much by weigh. Peaches should have been spray ed when the shuck was shedding from the peaches, and by tne time this item is priuted should he sprayed again, using self-boiled iime-sulphnr wash, 8 pounds lime, 8 pounds sulphur, to 60 gallons water, adding 2$ pounds arsenate lead paste, or half that weight if the dry powdered form is used. All the useful orchard sprayings are indicated in a oircular which oau be bad on application to D.vi siOli of Etomjiogy, State Depart ment ot Agriculture, Kaieign, m u. At this s-asou a small gray louse appears on cabbage in great num bers, sucking the leaves and caus in them to wilt. A simple remedy consists oi l pound ot home made or lye goap shaved in thin pieces aud dissolved in two gallons hot water, then adding 2 gallons cold water to reduce to proper strength aud temperature. When sprayed or sprinkled (spraying is far the best) on the plants this will kill all lice that are wette<j[ by it. The same remedy may be used for lice on roses To k'll potatoe-beetles, cabbage worms, etc., use one ounce of Paris green thoroughly mixed with one pound of dry dnst lime, may be safely used by dusting it on potato vines, young cabbage plants, etc On oabbage, mustard and the like it should not be ap plied within two week* of the time of using. Apply by shaking from a thin cloth saok. -* Fora Torpid Liver. “I have used Chamberlain's Tablets oft and on for the past six years whenever my liver shows signs of beiug in a disordered con dition. They have alwsye acted qniokly and given me the desired relief,” writes Mrs. F. H. Trubus, Spriugville, N Y. Where Is Sclmi? Can Catholics be Loyal Americans? Can They Serve Two Masters? Prom The Menace. Who knows what disnositions has been made of Hans Sohmidt. perhaps we should say ‘‘Father” Sohmidt, who killed and out up Anna Anmuller iu New York some time ago? It was a mean trick he played on the girl, cut her down iu the bloom of youth and then out her up, and he should be suffering paugs of remorse, if he is not suf fering in other ways. We are in formed that his senteuoe of death was oommuted to life imprison ment, hut instead of being incar cerated in a ftion's cell he is said to be whiling away the time in an insane asylum, taking life easy at government expense, and waiting for the time to come when he may be quietly removed and set up in some distant and secluded spot for a seasoii in preparation for the restoration of his right to do as he pleases. It is hard to put the legal thumb upon a “Fit'ier” with sufficient force to ho'd hnn still for aDy great length of time. Priest Mul len, of Hillside fame, is outside the pale of the law, though a mur derer. “Father” Fitzpatrick, ouo9 of Portland, Ore , is at large though a coufessed forger. These noiy remegaaes nave ways or get ting behind the law ahd winking at justice, which, if they had been known and understood by the Terre Haute crooks, might have be n used to their personal advan tage. As the secret seems to be the private property of the holy Romish ruffians the Terre Haute crowd had to submit to the law and are now doing time at the Leaven worth prison. They are only hu man and must suffer for their weakness. Schmidt, Mullen and Fitzpatrick are gods, or at least semi-gods, and to them favors must be extended even though they make of themselves a publio menace. This one faculty of the papal power, the power to seoure clem euoy, no matter what the crime, is in itself a danger to sooiety wbioh should be reckoned with when considering the meuaoe of Catholicism to our nation, since its possession removes much of the fear of consciences wheu overt acts are contemplated. As long as the priest feels secure in his “Holier than Thou” relation to the rest of the word, his arrogance will be assertive in forwarding papal interests with Jesuitioal cuuning, Inquisitional cruelty, legislative intrigue, K. C. mob rale and the bullet or bludgeon. Until the priestly degenerates and criminals are treated as other humans are treated wheu they trangress the moral and criminal code, we can hardly feel the re speot one should feel toward a re ligion, there is not enough sancti ty in their acts to base a human faith upon. ARE THEY LOYAL? According to a Roman Catholio paper, tbe papists are in politios to tbe following extent, it says: Very slowly, but, let ns devout* ly hope, none the less surely, Catholics are ooming in to their own so far as adequate representa tion iu public iile is concerned. There are now, for the first time, six Catholio members of the Unit ed States Senate, Messis. Ashurst of Arizona, Borussard and Rans dell of Louisiana, O’Gotman of New York, Phelan of California, and Walsh of Montana, all clever and creditable representatives of of our faith. How can these men be loyal representatives of the people and the pope at one and the same time? The prpe says Roman Catholic au thority is superior and above that of state, aud when in conflict: ‘‘To hell with the government. ” How can these men vote for free press, free speech and free schools, when they bear first allegiance to the pope who is absolutely oppos ed to these constitutional guaran tees? These senators have placed themselves in a position where they are expected to serve two masters. Can they do it? It is the business of the people to eleot senators above suspicion of disloy alty. 8ee that you do it by for getting party in the interest of patriotism. Unload u Tin Uni on Uncle San Tbe Immigration Authorities are Doing Some Good but More Should be Gone. Washington, D. C.—Eternal vigilauoe is needed on the part of the Immigration Department in restricting the number of Unfit immigrants trying to enter this country. Although immigration has had a tremendous drop, pau pers, insane, epileptic ond feeble minded persons, professional beg gars, those likely to beoome a publio charge, oontraot laborers, assisted alie <s, those living on immorality and others debarred from entering this country, Btill seem to bt emigrating as usual. Las. year, 33,041 individuals were refused entrance to this country, a proportion to the total number of alietiB (immigrant and I nou immigrant) landing of 2 8 oar cs.it.while for the half yeur Hiding J«_uarv, 1915, 15,208 i-re debarred, lieiug 5 1 percent, f the total immigration during nit tune. Of tii 8.- trying to enter during .lie 'as s x m i.ttas, 249 wire flints, imbt-ci'es or feeeble-mii.d el; 07 were insane or epileptic; I 144 were suffering from hath <omn or danger us coutagiou diseases; 9 8 9 were likely to be come a public charge ; 1,746 were contract laborers; 844 w-re as sisted aliens, and 171 were com tug for immoral purposes Mau> people set iu the fact that then is practically uo redaction.id the numbers of the mentally, physi cally and morally unlit whc ar attempting to enter this country au indication of what may be ex pected iu the near future At the end of the war, Europe will try to keep its strong its able-bodied and its healthy individuals, while enormous financial burdens will probably induce a marked tend ency toward emigration, actively enoouraged perhaps, by those who are apt to become a burden on the state. Such problems as far os possible, will be shifted to other shoulders through a process of emigration. Only stringent re gulations ou the part of the A merican government and extra ordinary tffiauoy iu its immigra tion service will pravent such an unloading of t-he unfit upju the shoulders of Uncle Sam Whooping Cough. “About a vear ago my three boys bad whooping cough and 1 found Chamberlain’s Cough Remedy the only one that would relieve their coughing and whoop ing spells. I (O itmud this treat ment and was surprised to find that it cured the disease in a very short time,” writes Mis. Archie Dalrymple, Crooksville, Ohio. Judge Frank Carter, who has just been acquitted of immorality and improper conduot as judge by a legislative investigating commit tee has announced himself as a candidate for attorney general of North Carolina. This is where the judge makes a mistake. ---• ------ Chamcerlaln’a Liniment. This preparation is intended especially for rheumatism, lame back, sprains and like ailments. It, is a tavcri-e with people who are well acquainted with its splen did qualities. Mrs. Charles Tan ner, Wabash, Iud., says of it, *'1 have lound Chamberlain’s Lini ment the best thing for lame back and sprains I have ever used. It works like a charm and relieves pain and soreness. It has been used by others of my family as well as myself for upwards ot twenty years.” 25 and 50 cent bottles. North Oarnliua Ciassis of the Reformed church will meet in Newton, May 21, instead of May 20, as had boeu arranged, aud the opening seen >u *ill be held on the evening of the 21ss file change is made to make the date of the meetiug more closely ooiuoido with the opening of the Catawba College commencement, which is May 28, when Rev. HAM. Hoi shouser will deliver the bscca ' laureate serin jn. ! Earl? TtMosis f ; -- | Hew to Know it you Hava Hi? Disease end Wlut to do. Aeroplanes have proved of in. oalcuahle benefit to the Wrench aud German armies in giving prompt information of th** where about* of the enemy. A foe dis covered quickly euough can often be destroyed. So it is with tnheroulosit., the worst of all germ diseases to which man is snbjeot If it can be diagnosed early it can be ear id. Every one should know the most important early signs of this d'sease, not that they are to be a cause of terror, but tba:i they may be warning signals t • suggest treatment. The records of Bellevue h spital in New York city show that nut of 980 patieuts treatei. during the years 1910, 1911 aud 1912, 75 per cent, of the early cates of tuber ulosis admitted we e discharged cured or improved, id only 2 per cent. died. Of the moderately idvanoed, cases 55 per oent, were liacharged ound or improved, uid 4 per ceut. died Qt the far idyauced esses, only 3> per cent, vers discharged improved, and 14 per oent died. The question a man should ask timself if he wishes to detect sue) lefeat the enemy, tuhercu'1 sis, should run somewhat as foil, wi: Oo I find that work thgl wag once easy to do now seems Lard? Is my appetite poorer than it formerly was? Ami nat cheated? Do I take cold easily? When I have taken oold, does it drag on for weeks with a oough that’s worse io the morning? Is the matter that I cough up occasionally blood-streaked? Have I a persistent catarrh? Am I pale and anaemic looking, with flushed cheeks and feverish feeling in late afternoon? Am I loosing weignt? Do I experience a feeling of disoomfort in my cheat not espec ially painful, but something that I am oonBoious of day after day? A man who finds be mqst an swer "Yes” to one or more of these questions should recognise the waroiug of the enemy’s pos sible approach, ^specially is this true if relatives or others with whom he has liyed baye diet} of tuberoulosis. He should go at once to an imp est and capable physician aofl have hia lungs examined while there is good hope of a cure, The man who puts t ff going to a doc tor for fear be may find he has tuberculosis is makiog a grave and latal mistake. Knowledge is not to be feared but ignoraucs, Tne patent mediciu'ie advertis ed or the dootors who write you prescriptions for symptoms like thoie described above never do any real good in oases of oousump tiou. They may make you ltej better for a time if they have a tonic effect, and they may relieve the oough but they do not cure, aud the disease continues slowly act caihuu, a atioutB cuuuiu I e - member that there are qnaok doctors as well as quack remedies to be avoided. It is cheaper to buy patent medio.nes direot thau to pay a quaok doctor to write you a prescription for the same stuff. Get ail honest physician to give you the facts and take his advice. -• --— There is more Catarrh iu this section of the country thau all other diseases put together, and uutil the last few years was sup* posed to be iiionrable. For a great many years doctors pro* uouuced it a looal disease and prescribed local remedies, and by constautiy failing to cure with local treatment, prononuced it inonrabie. Science has proven Catarrh to be a constitutional treatment Hall’s Catarrh Care, manufactured by F. J Cheney & Go., Toledo, Ohio, is the only Con stitutional cure on the market. It is taken iutfVuaily It acts directly on the blood and mucous surfaces of the system. They offer one hundred dollars for any esse it fails to cure. Send for circulars and test mortals. Address: F. J Cheney & Co , Toledo, O. Sold bv Druggist. 75o. Take Hall’s Family Pills fo^ constipation.