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SALISBURY, N. C.; WEDNESDAY. JULY 10TH, 1918. ESTABLISHED 1832 PLOTTED TO DESTROY SHIPS AND PORTS O’Lsary indicts!! Again With Six 0 Tiers Ming Against American Troops, Shipping The Menace. When President Wilson told Jeremiah O’Learv during his campaign for election to tell the traitors to whom he had access that he did not wish their sup port O’Lear}' made a mistake in not leaving the country then. He is now indicted again, which j makes the laird case against him 1 With him this time, are six oth ers, iive of whom profess Ameri can citizenship. Lest we be charged with being to hard upon' these papists and be reprimanded for the persecu tion of the Homan Catholic rclig ion, we let the St Louis Post Dispatch for June 9th, tell this story of treasonable political ac tivitv. Here it is. The indicments alleged conspi racy to commit espionage. The assembling and transmission of rinformaiimi relative to Amcri I ca’s prosecution o; the war. the destruction of American piers, dock and troop transports with lire bombs: destruction of quick silver mines in to is country to hamper the manufacture oi mu nitions, assisting Germany in j landing an arrested expedition in Ireland, fermentation of a re- i ’ j volt against British rule in Ire- j land, raising of funds in tlii- j country with which to finance! these operations, and des true lion j of munition factories an 1 mines m Great Britain, are charged :• as ramifications of the intrigue.; The wording of the indict- • raents comprising 30 pages, inti- j mates tnat the conspiracy may |" hi even of broader scope. Tit is | is suggested by a paragraph in ! the treason indictment which al j , leges that in July, last year one 1 of the defendants sent a cable gram to Oitcn, Switzerland, The principals named in the.) alleged plots are: Jeramiah O Leary prominent j American Sinn Fein or now a fugi; tive from justice on charges of j the espvnage act violation for | distribution of alleged anti ° 1 draft literature in the magazine; Bull of which he was formed j euitor. i “Madame K. de Victoria, alias Baroness von Krci-chman y bljnde haired German woman oi striking appearance and who is about 4o years o d. Gaid Rudiger, who claims Swiss citizenship, but is alleged ; to ! lave come t > this country ■ tom Germany under a fraudulent! passport. ' 1 Willard J. Robinson of New Tcrk, 30, and under suspended sen'ences for seditious “soap box’’ oratory here in behalf of Sii n Fein interests. Albert Paul Frick a fount Vernon (N. Y.) toy tnanufactur >er, whose affairs are new being administered by Alien Prrpeny <Cu‘ iofian Palmer. J ihn T Rvan, > Buffalo, (N Y) atb rnev, al’eged to have been I active in spreading Sinn Fein j prep igand i in this country. I L nil Kipper, prominently ilen i tifi.-d with Sinn Fein activities i in New' York city. rwmou L»inutr ana iju‘C o Sch veitzer, both of whom died last year, are the other two ‘ cit zen defendants” named in •the indictments. The 2$even individuals liste • :are ..larged with cos rplicity in •both conspiracies ‘ 1 td ,t:.n ' 1 Vic Lori.; R; d ■ger :l ibmso.i Fricke Kinm ■pleaded ‘not guilty” to b >*! i • ■dic'tnents before Federal Judg Hand and were remanded to the I Tombs to await trial. OXeary mm MEN BEING CALLED. A Batch of Noerces to Camp Meade. Md. and Some Whites to Clsmson. The iohowing is a list of the names of colored men ordered to report to the local board for Rowan county fur entrainment to Oar • .Meade, Md, under call No 829 during the live day period f t ginning July I6lh, 1918. Ex it..! date to be announced later: John Neal Thomas Cicero Mills s. Joiin S Leazer Fred Douglas Carson William Culbertson Robert Cowan Tonsil Alexander Litaker William Johnson Charles Heilig Fred William Kilpatrick Henry Luther Neal Paul Sturdivant Anderson Mobley Ciias C Cisco Floyd A Kerr Charles Bates Levi Savage Callous Harris Sam Johnson Bane Archie Archie Blake B illiam J W rd Rich a I'd White ■ diaries Johnson Cieatv Roberts Ld Wat.-r.-i Robert Gibson Thomas Wilson (’Iiff Griftin Daniel Summer -ui ernates: xsaac Lower, Jl.de Good, Sam Smith, James E Lit a Ire r, \Wliun Jones, Albert Stm-art, John Culp and John if is. I M\ Toe following list of regist •ai.is-to bo .s '.it to Cletnson Ag •icuiturat College, S C, by local )Ou.rd for Rowan county for training under cad No lo:, Sunday Ju'ly 14: Robert Id Lee D':z Wm .'cf aughUn Can Wiley Krriker George Fred Lvountz Frederick H Young J;. 'ues Rimer Looker Ai.ornate: Clyde Coleman Cor Hie Strong Withstand the Heat Of Summer Better Than the Weak Old people who are feeble and younger people <vho are weak, will be strengthened and enabled to it kluough the depressing heat of summer by tak ug GROVE’S TASTELESS chill TONIC. It purifies hu;. jrr hes the blood on J builds up the whole sys .err i on can &• ji\ feel its Strengthening Iuvigor iitin V fleet. GOc. low wanted nn three charges lid Ryan have not been appre lended. Tne Post Eispatch then goes in to tell how the five Americans among these Sinn Fein papists lave assisted in obtaining chemi :als for the making of bombs md explosives “with the inten tion that such bombs would be placed on the docks and piers in the United States and on ships sailing from the ports of th^. United States to cause their in jure and destruction.” These docks ports and ships be it re ran Paired are those which are u-ed by the United States for the transportation of troops and m litary supplies. ISo wonder Jeremiah O Leary disappeared on the eve of his trail under the first indictment found .against hitn. No wonder John Ryant can’t be found. No wonder John O'Leary, Jeremiah’s brother is under arrest with his bai! fixed at $199,009 charged with •>' i.rig Jeremiah to make good his escape. Wn :h ibis out -,’i. i .icy srtn Lo be in .-toe.in *1- same position as the negto who made * he mistake of sitting out on the end of a limb he was sawing off, “somethin’s gwine to happen.” FRENCH LAUNCH ATTACK.. An Advance Over a Front of Two Milles Taking Chavisny Farm. July 9.— Continuing their ag gressive defense in the impend ing German offensive along the western battle front, the French have once more attacked the en emy southwest of Soissons. Launching their blow from the eastern side of the Retz forrest, north of Longport, the French have advanced over a lront of approximately two miles, taking Chavigny farm and the slopes to the north and south of it. Sev eral hundred prisoners were cap tured by the French in their sudden attack. The assault may be linked up closely with the recent offensive operations at St Pierre Aigle and gives the French anew front line from Longport north as far as the southern limits of A m bleny, a distance of almost eight miles. Australian troops holding po sitions astride the Somme river east of Aimens and north of Ha mel have swept the Germans back over a front of more than a mile and straightened out an awkward angle held bv the Ger mans since the Australians and Americans carried their lines forward in their spirited attack July 4th. Berlin mentions local attacks in the Clignon sector,, which is held by Americans between the Marne and Rheims. Italian forces operating on the extreme left wing of the allied line in Albania, having struck hard at Austrian positions along the Voyusa, Vojutza, river, which flows into the Adriatic about 20 miles north of the town of Alvona, one of the most im portant places in Southern Alba nia. Vienna admits that the Aus trian advanced posts have been withdrawn to their main posi tions. This report from Aus trian headquarters probably re fers to the action mentioned in the French official statement on Sunday night. It was said by the war office at Paris that French and Italian forces have seized the heights in western Al bania and .held them against counter attacks. Although the movement is as yet not fully developed, it may be that a serious offensive oper aoon has been initiated there Italian naval vessels would be able tc co-operate with the land forces and if the line is pushed back a great distance, a re-loca non of the enemy lines running over the mountains into Mace donia might be necessary. The lighting north of Alyona has been going on for at least three days which indicates that it may be more than a local action Act Quickly. Do the right thing at the right time, Act quickly in the time of danger. In time of kidney danger, bean’s Kidney Pills are most effective. Mrs W. A. Jones, 521 E Lib erty St., Salisbury, says: “Sev eral years ago my kidneys were in poor condition being weak and irregular in action. My back ached nearly ail the time and hurt me every time I tried to stoop over or lift anything. Sometimes dizzy spells would come over me and cause specks to float before mv eyes, blur r ng mv sight My hands and j feet were swollen too I had [ heard a great deal of Doan’s I iv.dney Pills and bow good they j v ere fo. such troubles so 1 de 1 - ided to try them. The first 1 box of Doan’s helped me wonder fully and two boxes cured me fiOc, at all dealers. Foster Mtlburn Oo , Mfgrs., Buffalo, N. Y, SUNK A HOSPITAL SHIP. A Late Exhibition of ths Brutality of ths Hun. A German submarine 70 miles from the Irish coast on the night of June 27 torpedoed the ll,ooo tons hospital ship Llandovery castle, which had been charter - ed by the Canadian government and had bean in the service car rying wounded and sick from England to Canada for many months past. The ship was then on her way to England. She had on board 258 persons, including 80 men of the Canadian army medical corps and 14 fe male nurses, but there were no wounded aboard. Up to the latest reports only 24 of those on board, including the captain, survived the treach erous attack, which came with out warning. The submarine commander, who ordered the captain of the Llandovery Castle, several of his officers and iviaj Lyon, of the medical corps aboard, declared that he had sunk the ship be cause she was carrying Ameri can aviation officers and others iu the lighting service of the al lies. He added to this later by asserting that the vessel was carrying munitions stores, be cause of an explosion which had occured aft. Ail iignts were burning when the Llandovery Castle was tor pedoed. These included a huge eletric cross over the bridge and si rings of white and green Lights on either side. The Red Cross es on the sides of the vessel also w ere illuminated by eletric lights. According to Red Cross infor mation, many men were killed in the engine rooms. As the en ginemen were either killed, or left posts, there was no one to shut off the power and the ship kept on her way, notwithstand ing the great holes torn by the. torpedo, not beginning to slow dov^1 until the water rushed into the boiler room, extinguishing the tires. This added to the confusion in launching the life boats. There was no panic, however, and by the time the Llandovery Castle lost her momentum most! of the boats were over the side. Those above decks began climb ing into them in good order. Hut many were unable to reach the boats and the ship was sink ing rapidly. They jumped into the sea, and a few of them were picked up. According to information re ceived by the Canadian Red Cross in London, Major Lyon, from the Luindovery Castle, was forced to stand in the conning tower, despite an injured foot, while the German submarine of ficers questioned him. T h e Germans insisted that Major Ly on was an aviation officer, not withstanding the officer’s de nials. The Germans even threatened to shoot Major Lyon, contending that he was an officer of the fighting unit, not a medi cal officer. m_:_1 . .1 uuiu.iiuiuj J c|JUI U ULI huts sinking describes the cruel treatment of Major Lyon and declares that the submarine af ter sinking the vessel, shelled an unknown target, which the reports indicate might have been t h e missing boat. The captain’s boat containing the survivors, was picked up by the destroyer Lysander, the com mander of which has reported that he had found a trace of the remaining five boats. A iater report says that one of the boats was seen tu capsize and the 12 nursing sj^ters were drowned.. The hospital ship is a terrible ease of attempted “spurlos ver senkt.” says a London dispatch The sinking of the Llandovery Castle was a delibertoly planned outrage carried through with typical German callousness. To murder was added — evidence supports this charge—attempt to destroy all traces of the crime. It is believed a considerable sec tion of the medical staff got away in boats from the torpe doed ship, but to c mplete her work the submarine, alter Lite Llandovery Castle h a t) gone down after an interview be tween her captain and the Ger man commander had shattered the flimsy pietex for the attack began a smashing up cruise among the wreckage and ant boats aft, with the exception of one, which by a miracle escaped, were rammed and sun*. There is also ground lor say ing the boats were actually fixed on. The only survivor- are the captain and 23 others who were picked up by des1 foyer- at 9 o’clock Saturday morning. it is tne opinion or tne survi vors of the ship, .continues tlie dispatch, that after they left I the submarine the ^ii-euiy tried j to destroy ail traee of the.o.ut.rago j committed. Tne submarine [darted to and fro among the ! wreckage scattering everything and the captain’s boat had a nar j row escape from be ing rammed ; and sunk; in addition, tire was opened from the submarine, al t though there was apparently nn i target except possibly a boat ' fr ira the hospital slop. It is ex inordinary that although a it trough search nad been madt of the area where the Uandov ery Castle was attacked, their .was no sign of wreckage any [where. » SYNOD TO MEET AT SPENCER. Mil Open Thursday Mamins, July 25th aiid Continue in Ssssion Through Sunday. The Southern Conference of the North Carolina Luth eran Synod will he lield ii Calvary church, Spencer, be ginning Thursday July 25 aud will continue through Sunday. The following offi cial program lias b^en issued by the secretary , C. A. Cook Thursday 11 a, tn — Con ferential sermon bv the president, followed by the holy communion, 2 o. m,, tin opening of conference discus siou. “How can we save th^ Lutheran People to tin church?” [a] “The Ch'ld ren,” Rev M L Ridenhour [b] “Among our families,’ Rev C A Brown [c] ‘ At Camp Greene,”'R-v W A Lutz, 8 3 ) p ni. senrou Rev V C Ridenln ur. Friday 9 30 a. in, —Devo j tional services* Rev C H Day 11 a m “What should be our attithde towards all Lu theran bodies in America.” Rev E P Respas->., i’ll D and Rev G O Rithie, 2 p m. busi ness discussion, “Biblical Doctrine of Regeneration” Revs C M Fox and C R Piess. 8 30 p ra sermon by Rev. Geo H Cux, D. D Saturday 9 SO, a in —Devo tional services by Mr Hers man Cooper, busine?, discus sions, “The family Alter in our Lutheran Homes.1' Rev J A L Miller and Rev J A Goodman, 2 p m, business. Sunday 10 a m—Sunday school hour, 11a m eonferen tial sermon by Rev Charles R Pless, 2pm devo'ional services, “The Conquering Cross,” Address by Rev G 0 Ritchie. SETS FORTH AMERICA’S PEACE TERMS. Standing at Tomb of Washington Wilson Again Sets Forth War Arms of Humanity. Washington. July 4—From the shadow -of Washington’s tomb President Wilson today •ffered America’s Declara* tiou of Independence to the peoples of the world, with a pledge that the United States and its allies will not sheathe the sword in the war against the central powers until there is settled “once for all” tor (he world what was settled for America iu 1776. Foreigu horn citizens o f ‘he United States of 33 na tionalities who had placed wreathes of palms on the omb in token of fealty to the principles laid down by the father of this country, cried heir approval of his words a n.auy languages and then o d with reverently bared ears while rhe voice of John c' (•rurack soared over the iiimvea ground in the notes f the “Star-Spanghd Ban er ” i nese are Mms tor which the associated peoples of the world are fighting and which must be couctdtd them before there cau he peace, said the President: “1—The destruction of every arbitrary power any where that can separately, secretly, and of its single choice disturb the peace of the world, or, if it canuot be presently destroyed, at the least its reduction to virtual impotence. ‘ II —The settlement of ev ery question, whether of ter ritory, of sovereignty, of economic arrangement or of political relationship, upon the basis of the free accep tance of that settlement by the people immediately con cerned, and not upon the tasis of the material interest or advantage of any olher na tion or people which may de sire a different settlement for the s ike of its own influence or mastery. in. — i iie consent or all nations to be governed in thmr coi duct towards each other by the same principles of honor and ot respect for the common law of civilized society that govern the indi vidual citizens of all modern stabv in their relations with one another, to the end that ail jromises and covenants may 1 e sacredly observed, no private plots or conspiracies hatched, no ee’fish ii juries w?ought with impunity, and a mutual truct established up on the handsome foundation iof a ’• utiial resnert for ritrht IV. —The establishment of a n organization o f peace whir*h shall make it certain that tlm combined power of free nations will check every invasion’ of right and serve to make peace and justice the more secure by affording a definate tribunal of opinion to which all must submit and by which every international readjustment that can not hi amicably agieed upou by the peoples directly concerned shall be sanctioned, i "These great objects can 11 e. put into a “ingle sentence What we seek is the reign of I law. based upon the consent of the governed and sustain ed by the organized op uiuii ,of mankiud,”