ant ^itfM Metos.
MOVXI AIRY. JfOMTR CAROL T*A, THURSDAY. MAY 9, 1918.
ALLIES YET BLOCK THE
PATH OF THE GERMANS
Awin. Arru mmd Ypr— Still
Stead, WbiU Nm of bwr
The week end hu puMd without
any aarioua fighting. It haa been
■pant, apparently, by the Allien in per
fecting a rectification of their line
which haa been made naeaaaary owing
to tha loaa of Mont ltammel. Accord-'
in* to tha Carman account* Sir Doug-I
laa Hai( haa reoccupiad the lina of
''>14, which. General Kreach hald dur
ing all the German attacka of that
feriod. Thia line includaa Ypraa, so
that it would seem, judging by the
German official account, that General
Poch haa no intention whatever, for
the time being, of surrendering Ypre*.
Meanwhile there haa been ample time
to clear the city of surplus (funs, mu
nitions, and atorea, and it may be
taken for granted that there will be
nothing left for tho Germana should
the famous old city of the cloth
The British dispach says nothing
of the retirement indicated in the
Cerman, but that may be because the
German is the later of the two. Mean
while the Germans, after a further
terrific expenditure of life, find their
aims still uneffected. Amiens. Arras,
and Ypres -till stand, while it is tol
erable certain that the news of the
enormous losses, which the recovery
of the ground surrendered by Field'
Marshal von Hindenburg has cost, is
beginning to penetrate Germany, and
to cause terrible forebodings. The,
recent attacks have not cost the Ger
mans so much as the earlier ones, for|
the simple reason that they have been
delivered with less volume of massed
troops. But wherever the Germans
have been successful, they have been
successful, once more, by the deliber-:
ate policy of not counting the cost,;
and this policy of not counting tha
cost can not possibly continue in
definitely. Every soldier knows t
it reduces the morale of an army to a
positively dangerous level.
On Saturday afternoon, for in
s'nnce, the Germans forced their way
into the village of Voormezeele, which
they occupied after losing heavily. As
u ■on as it was dusk the British re-!
attacked from the rear, and drove the
C -rmans out of the village. As a con
sequence, after the severe losses suf
fered in forcing the British out, the
Ormans find themselves still in front'
of the defences, which cost them those
l>;ses, whil't the British attack from
tHe rear, where there were no de-j
f 'nses was necessarily '-arried out,
T.ith comparatively insignificant los
ses. The whole of the allied policy,
which is to save their men, is illus
t'l'.rxl in the loss of Mont Kemmel.
Gc-nc nl Foch placed a French parri
i on this hill, with orders to hold
to the last. The Germans, after
1 ;ng a positively hideous number of
r- -n, succeeded by sheer weight of |
(lumbers in storming it. Whereupon,
General Foch declined to waste life
by an attempt to recover it. and sim
ply rectified his line, leaving the Ger-<
mans the po session of the terrain,
but with another battle of precisely
the same description before them.
This battle at once took place in the.
shape of an attack from la Clytte to
the Ypres Canal. In spite, howevir, I
of the usual desperate expenditure of
life, the Germans were every where
repulsed, and repulsed so heavily that
the British came back, on Saturday, i
in Voorezeele, and expelled the Ger
mans from the village.
Exactly the same policy has iieen t
carried out on the Somme, with thfe,
result that the Germans have lost [
posititively appalling numbers of men,
in hopeless efforts to penetrate be
yond Givenchy and Hangard. In plain
English the allied policy has been to
husband tlteir man-power, and retire,
never counter-attacking, except where
th'.t could be done without de-per-ue
loss, ai.d nlways fac'ng the Germans
with another «t -onu £•>*■ lion, only to
be rap ired by the same reckless e'e
pediti'urr o' cannon fodder A i a
result the line standi today firmly
covering th<^ Chunie' io'l«, Ar/as
Amiens and Paris, whilst it is clear,"
from the German newspapers, that
Germany is shuddering over the cost
of the very marked sure** d'estime,
for which rejoicing and illuminations
took place in Berlin.
One of the most successful prepara
tion* in us* for this disease is <1tam
beriain's Coogh Remedy. S. W Me
Clinton. Blandon Spring*, Ala., writes,
"Our baby had whooping cough as had
■« most any haby could have it. I
gave him Chamberlain's Cough lUnn
dr and it wy net klat well." Obtain
THE RAID ON U-BOAT BASE
Captain of Cruiaor who Took
Put toll* How It waa itoa*.
A correspondent at the Aaaoeiated
Praaa visited the cruiaer Vindl't: va aa
the guaat of Capt. Alfrad V. B. Car
inter, who commanded har in tha
expedition la»t Tuesday against tha
German submarine baaa at Z—brugge
on tha Belgian roaat.
Captain t'arpantar received the cor
respondent with hi* arm in a aline
from a shell splinter wound. The
ship showed innumerable signs of
conflict, her decks and superstruc
ture being covered with the scars of
sh«-ll< and machine gun hits. The
mrtmander during the attack was at
th • end of the bridge in a small steel
boi or cabin which had been specially
cm trurted to house a flamethrower.
In the course of a long account of the
part taken by the Vinditive in the
raid, Oaptair. Carpenter said to the
"Our chief purpoae in the expedi
tion was to distract the attention of
the battery while the block ship ran
in, especially the battery of 11-inch
guns which occupied acommandingpo
sition at the tip of the mole. Our
ship *»s elaborately prepared for the
business of landing soldiers on the
mole, which is of stone, 40 feet high
and 15 feet nbove the Vindictive'c top
deck at the stage of the tide when the
attack took place.
"We had a special superstructure
over the upper deck and three long
gangwuys or 'brows" which were de
signed to take the men up to the lev
el of the mole as soon as we got along
side. Exactly according, to plan, we
ran alongside the mole, approaching
it on the port side where we wore
equipped with specially built buffers
of wood fwo feet wide.
"As there was nothing for us to tie
up to we merely dropped anchor
there while the Daffodil kept us
against the mole with her nose
again*t the opposite aide of our ship.
)» »*• *• is®
MiM gangways vera smashed, but
the third held and 500 men swarmed
up this on the mole. This gangway
was two feet wide and ,10 feet long.
"The men who went up it included
300 marines and 150 storming sea
men from the Vindictive ard 50 or so
*rom the Daffodil. They swarmed up
the steel rangway carrying hand gre
nades and I,ewis guns. No German"
succeeded in approaching the gang
way. but a hard hand to-hand fight
took place about 200 yards up the
mole toward the shore.
"The Vindictive's bow was pointed
toward the shore, so the bridge got
the full effect of enemy fire from the
shore batteries. One shell exploded
airainst the pilothouse, killing nearly
all of its 10 occupants. Another
burst in the fighting top, killing a
lieutenant and eight men who were
doing excellent work with two pom
poms and four machine guns.
"The battery of 11-inch guns at the
end of the mole was only 300 yards
away and it kept trying to reach us.
The shore batteries were also dili
gent. Only a few German shells hit
our hull because it was well protected
by the wall of the mole, but the up
per structure, masts, stacks and ven
tilators showed above the wall and
were riddled. A considerable propor
tion of our casualties were caused
by splinters from the upper works.
Meanwhile the Daffodil continued
to push us a<*a'nst the wall as if no
liattle was on, and if the Daffodil had
failed to do this none of the members
of the landing party would have been
able to return to the ship.
"Twenty-five minutes after the Vin
dictive had reached the wall the first
block ship pa-sed in and headed for
the canal. Two others followed in
leisurely fashion while we kept up
the fight on the mole. One of the
block ships stranded ou'side of the
canal, but the two others got two or
three hundred yards inside where they
were successfully sunk across the en
"One difficulty we had in prepar
ing this expedition was that we could
not have open practive of what we
contemplated doing for fear the ene
my might get information of the plan.
Our preparation, tnereforc was limit
ed to a certain air.nuii* of intensive
training at night, fighting and homl
ing, while officer* wtrt carefully drill
ed in dealing with all exigencies like
Ijr to *cur.
"All the men were tuned up to a
high pitch and it w»* with vary an<
ious hearts that w» wai.ed for a suit
able time to atriko, Vnowfrig that
•■very day we waited there was a
greater chance of our secret leaking
GERMANY PLANNED TO
INVADE U. 5. YEARS AGO
Must Cowi Fr
oulU(« That Alwrifu notj
r rf. f fr> T if*. Must I
port Um Traaaury or Iom.
Winston-Salem, April 25.—"G«rma- '
ny continua* to furnish proof that an
invasion of the United State* haj
boon her plan for mora than thirty
years," say* today'" bulletin from
Stat- Headquarters for War Saving*.
The bulletin nay* farther that every'
development since our entry into the
war ha* justified and proved the wis
dom. the imperative neceaaity, of
America'* participation in the w»r for1
self protection. "An Ameriran stu
dent at a German University over
thirty yearn ap » ha* said that nearly,
every student of military Rcience in
Germany of that time wax required to,
submit a plan for the invasion of the
UnitcJ States a* a part of hi* train-1
in?. While the idea at that time
seemed fantastical to him, he says,
now it has come to have a very sin
ister meaning, and that the United
State* should take into serious con-!
sideration, at once, that Germany
ha* many well laid plans for the in-,
vasion of the United States reposing'
in the archive* of the German Gen-!
eral Staff. She may be sure he says,
that they are worked out to the la*t'
detail ready for the use the moment
there in any chance of carrying them
The bulletin would make it clear
that the United States is no longer
fighting England's battle* or defend
ing the lives of Belrians, Frenchmen
and Italians, but that it i* fighting
to protect her own shores, her own
homes and her own people. Every (
German success and *v«ry German
failure has shown how necessary to
our own welfare and peace, how neces
sary to the safety and peace of the!
world, the defeat of Germany is.
Every foot of ground ha* been forced
to give up, every foot of land she haaj
tor intollerahle thing called Prussian
A rain the bulletin say*. "We must
come from under the camouflange that
America is fighting someone else'*
battle and not for her own life. We
must pet away from the delusion that
the war will soon be ended that as it
is not we are winning. Germany is
not yet defeated anil unless we defea'
her this year it will be a harder task |
next year or the next- We must with
hold nothing from the support of the|
Government. We must see that the<
Treasury of the United States does
not fail. When the Treasury fails,.
Germany wins. Loans invested in
War Savings or Liverty Bond* will
support the Treasury and will win the
Those Who Hold Wheat
Are to be Reported.
Food Administrator Henry A.
Pn£e has been requested by the na
tional food administration to arrange
for the seizure of wheat which re
nin inn in the hands of producers after
they have had ample opportunity to
market it to their best advantage.
This is a step further than that re
cently taken by Mr. Page, when he re
quested the farmers through the press
of the State to dispose of their wheat
by May 1 so that the flour may get in
to the channels of trade and the dis
tributed as equitably as possible.
Mr. Page has sent out * letter to all
the roller mills of the State urging
them to use their influence with the
farmers to market their wheat during
the next two or three weekss and to
send to the food administrator at Ral
eight on May 1, the names and ad
dresses of every farmer in the mill
community who, there is reason to be
lieve, is holding on hand a surplus of
wheat above what his household and
tenants will require before the next
In his letter Mr. Page further adds:
"On account of the desirability of
i having all wheat in the hai
mers reach the mills and the channels
of trade immediately, I hereby grant (
you an exception to the rule which
forbids you storing more than S days!
supply of wheat, provided that you
keep this office constantly informed
as to the quantity of wheat you have
on hand and the relationship of your
order* for hour to your supply of
wheat. A little later, in order to se
cure an equitable distribution of flour
it is going to be necessary to direct
shipment* from mills into territories
which they have possibly not supplied
DCN'i *Cvow THAT
WE . Rf • - " Jt
Thm Who Lm "O- mr
There" Say Americans Do. t
Knew thai War is Wot tak
ing War Seriously Enough.
The charge hu been mad* many
time* by people who have been to
Europe and the warring countries
that the people over here do not know
that we are at war. They aay that
there are no signa in this country tr
make one think that the nation ia en
raged in war, that buainaaa ia going
on aa uxual, and *hat apparently there
hn Seen no letting up on pleasurea
and the thinga other nations have long
atro abandoned because they ware at
They say, those who have been over
there, that Americana are not taking
the war seriously enough, that they
have not yet put their her.rta in win-'
ning the war, and not yet are they
winning. It is a noticeable fact they]
nay in the homea and on the streets
that the minda of people are atill for
them elves. There are as many new
ant' mobiles seen on the street* and1
highways an usual, and as many are
being used for pleasure and the so
called "joy-rules" as before the war. |
Furthermore, they say that as many
people crowd the theaters and picture
housen day and night and that the
frequenters of drug stores, pool
room * and Jier time killing and mon
ey-pending places have shown no de
crease. No patched clothing or per
sonal sacrifices have been noticed
smong those who have not always had
them. In fact even with a few re
strictions on food and loans to the
Government, wc are still living like,
lords and ladies, they say, while the
irrcats^t -uffering and agony the
world ha* ever known is going on.
It is all different, we ar^ Id in
England. Sacrifice is everywhere evi
dent.. R< -trjrtiona are placed on even
the nece-sitiei of life, to say no'hinp
of the pleasures and non-essentials.
There are no late suppers, lighted
Uor» windows, or electric displays.
Alt oat tea o\lwlt.
Mo cefiktng !n h'.teN md restaurants
is allowed between 9:30 in the evening
and 5:00 in the morning, and hotel
menus are strictly limited. Heavy
fines are imposed for any wastage of
pool, jra* or electricity. War Is a
serious thing to the British, as it is
to the French, Belgians and Italians.
They know war as Americans will!
know it unless they can 'urnish the,
men, munitions and money, and do it,
.x»n. to hurl back the^eiiemy and save
the day for freedom.
Deserters Give Trouble
—One is Shot.
Surroord-v! by United States depu
ty marshals and a pos.se, Jam -s Men
ser. alleged leader of a band of de
serters from the National army.j
jumped from the second story of his.
home on f'a:«er's creek, Jackson1
county about 2 o'clock Sunday mom-j
in* and engaged in a fight with the
officers until he wa« seriously wound
ed. His brother, Hastings Messer,
wa< ar-e»ted. Jame wm taken to the
Waynesville hospital, and following
an alsiminal operation was reported
to be d"in£ well.
The Ve er according to an Ashe
ville dispatch to the daily papers, are
wo of a dozen alleged deserters from
Jackson county who were drafted into
the army. It ha~ been reported for
cme time that these men, together
with nine others who had refused to
report to their local e\rmption board,
had banded together and sworn never
to be tal.en into custody. It was
claimed that Sheriff Cole of Jackson
had tal-en no action acainst the men
and United tSates Marshal Charles A.
Webb was appealed to. The marshal
appointed C. C. Mason of Dillsboro a 1
spe.-ial deputy to round up the delir-l
que:.ts ami deserters and Mtson and
three others m?l D»pu'y Marshal! ('.!
T. Rfane and four possemen from!
Bryson City near Barker's creek.'
where the Messer home was sur
No Back Talk From Kaiser. '
"America will stand no nor ense
from the kaiser," declared former j
Ambassador to (iermanv, James W.
Cerard in opening in Wa>hington a
Y. M. C. A. hut for soldiers and soil
on. "America now mnke* the same
threat toward the kaiser," said Mr.
Gerard, "that the kaiser made toward
America when He received me at his
Potsdam palace in October, 1015.
Force must be met with force," Mr.,
Gerard said, "and autocracy must be
met with autocracy." President Wil
son should be given all the power
aeaded to proeecute the war, be said.
AJtC HELPING GERMANY.
TW War I
H. E. C. ilrruit, WuhinftM cor
respondent, «av* the htrwlmrnn of
the aaaartion that the War Depart
ment had fal'-n down, and aiaoat
ceased to function weeks ago has just
beg*?n to dawn on «<>me of the wordy
Cangreasmei. who spread surh rriti
ciam. Last week, whan Representa
ti»c K lichen :. .:au the naval affair*
committee of 'tie House to harry up
the naval »; roprtation bill fer the
effect it wmi' i have on France, vary
few pomoi» rallied juat what that
meant. It i understood hare that
the ttoriee t the United State*
would not be al'e to make good her
pron la of aid tended to dishearten
the civil population of Frnnce, ar.d
disco • -\ge Italy. Tht Herman pro
pagandist became very active in their
efforts to bring about peace with
France. They went so far as to pro
mise to repay the hillicna of dollars
borrowed from the F rench by the Rus
sians. In certain quarters they were
Leaders of the Senate and House
were aaked to peed the war lupply
and army and navy bills to encourage'
peoples of our allies who fear the war
programme of the United States will
not be carried out. Government offi
cials have been warned that the New
York speech of Senator Chamberlain
and bitter criticism of the Secretary
of War and army officers that follow
ed had a most depressing effect on
the eetixenry of France and Italy. The
charge that the administration had
failed to make good its promises aid
ed nobody but German propaganmiat
who watch for every weak spot in our
A prominent Senator, who is close
to the hijjrh i.^Iciala of the govern
ment, told mc that »he only real <lan-;
ger in the sit -.♦•"n abroad is that the|
F >nch and 'talian neople, tired of
bloodshed and r-lnrmed over the pi'ing
up of war :'.'ht8. may become too;
anxiooa for peac* and qait the <
Britain fc» ft oat. effort*
of Germany ir. that direction are con
sidered by some more dangerous than
Pro-AmeriT n leaders in Washing
ton of the Senator Borah and Senator
Nelson type .1 the Republican fide
and the Ove—nan and Simmons type
on the Demor-ntic side think tht* the
war should go on until German au
tocracy and militarism is crushed.
"I do no' VI «"»e France would
think of ap- "cine to peace at this
time," said Mr. Borah. "The United
states and Franee ar
he same p"'"-iples now. If there is
a lack of hes-t in any of the French
population e-':ilence of it has not come
to the surfn~». We should do every
thing possible to enc«urage the
Fren v and 'talian people to fight
bravel" on until the job is completed."
For four or five weeks members of
Congress w pessimistic over the
situation on the western fighting front
hut within the last few days pessi
mism has given way to optimistism
and determination to win the war at
any cost. The desperate efforts of
the Germans to crush the British
army have amused the people hack
home to patriotic white heat. Senators
ard Representatives have received
thousands of letters and telegrams
telling them to provide everything
necessary for the successful prosecu
tion of the war. Congressmen who
have obstructed the programme for
war legislation have been warned
against the wrath of constituents.
President Wilson has asked that
the legislative programme be hurried
along. He is very anxious to have
the Overman hill, and the army and
navy measures out of the way. He
has taken personal charge of shipping
and aircraft production situations.
The selection of Charles M. Schwab
to hurry up the construction of ships
was part of the programme to con
vince Germany that she will be met
with force. He will put at the head
of aircraft production a man of trans-1
Member* of Congress close to the
President say that he is taking noth
ing for granted now. They claim
that his face is to the enemy, and
the fighting blood of his Scotch-Irish
ancestors is aroused.
"Chamberlain's Tablets Have Hone
Wonders for Me."
"I have been a sufferer from stom
ach troulilc far a number of years, and
although I have used a great number
of remedies r/<comn<>nd«d for this
complaint. Chamberlain's Tablets U
the first medicine that has riven me
positive and lasting relief, writes
Mrs. Mrs. Anna ICadin, Spencerport.
N. Y. "Oiwaberiain's TaMets have
done wonder* for ma and I value them
very highly " Obtainable wfibw.
KING-MEANS CASE AGAIN.
to th* fiauu.. eaaa
growing out of th* killing of Mr*.
Maud* A. King, widow of th* lata
Jamaa C. King, Chicago millionaira,
n*ar Concord Aufuat 2», and th* ub
MKjuant notabla tnal Laat Daeamber of
Gaston B. Maana, har financial agant,
who waa acquittad of tha rharg* cf
having murdarad har. a sanaaticn waa
•prung in Concord Saturday, says a
diapatch to th* daily papers, whan It
davalopad that a Stat* warrant had
bean iaauad by Juatic* of tha Peara C.
A. Pitta, for the arravt of C. B. An
broa*, who wan prominently idantiftari
with the development of the —TT
againat Means 'aat fall.
Ambrose is charged with miar»pra
aanting himsolf aa being in tha r«r*.
ica of the United States Department
of JuatH* dur.fg »iie m^rt1- ' Vu
guxt, September and Octob*-, \'jlI. ft
if understood that the aarrai.l waa
issued at the it i.t.w.. -.f pe—.** tg
retented Mean-. In connection with
•he r.in sra -«t A-nbros*, .*>»!
opad that parties close to Meana ara
advancing the theory that Mrs. King
waa killad by a German apy, who ia
alleged to have shadowed Means dar
ing several weeks prior to the. ■ ath
of Mrs. King, and it is asserted .hat
a warrant will very probably be is
used for the arrest of a "mystcr >ua"
German who was in Conconl for sev
eral weeks prior to the killing of Mrs.
King and visited Misenheimer spring,
the scene of the tragedy, a day or :wo
prior to her death. From the sama
•ource came tha statement that tha
bullet which killed Mrs. Kmc is now
belie- ei, or. 'he trength of investiga
tions made since the Means trial, to
hava been intended for Gaston Means,
the only person with th* woman at
the time she was shot.
Mr. J. F. Newell of Charlotte, who
assisted in the prosecution of Means,
says that developments that came to
him aftar th* trial iiul a ted that pow
ec£ui M»i*r*st» war* backing tha y
«coion of Means for ulterior rr "rt.'vaa.
N'ewell evi.lently now believes that
Means was innocent of Mrs. King's
death, «.-• the jury found, and that th*
prosecution was instigated from im
proper motives—to cover up w-ong
The State Board of Elections ha*
certified to the Secretary of State the
list of candidates wh •> have fried no
tices of their candnfaTr in the ap
proaching primary. A total of 154
notice have Keen fil_-d by Demwrata
and Republican*. For the office of
U. S. Senator, there is one Republi
can and ort« Democratic candidate;
for the office of Chie' Justice of the
Supreme Court there is one Demo
cratic and one Republican candidate;
for the two offices of Associate Justice
of the Supreme Ccii"-t there are for
each office, one Republican and on*
Democratic candidate; for the office
of Corporation Commission, there i*
one Democratic and one Republican
candidate; for the ten Congressional
offices, there are fourteen Democratic
and ten Republican candidates; for
the various office ■; on the Superior
Court bench there are twenty-one (
Democratic and eight Republican can
didates; for the offices of solicitor in
the various districts there are twenty
seven Democratic and eight Republi
can candidates; and for the office of
State Senator there are thirty-seven
Democratic and twenty Republican
Women Called to Car Shop >
Spokane. Wash.—The foreman of
the Great Northern car shops at Hill
ard. Wash., a suburb of Spokane, hav
ing met with difficulty in keeping up
the work in all departments owing to
the scarcity of men. is calling for
women to nil many of the places.
Heretofore women have been employ
ed at the shops only in clerical work
and as stenographers.
One of the lumber manufacturing
comntnies ha* employed women for
several months and f< and them skill
ful and effective ir their planing Mill,
box and sash and door fat lories where
about 25 are filling placer formerly
held by men
Ir the llillyaid car shops *kree girl*
who have beln doing clerical arork
have been transferred to the car re
pairing department l'en other- have
been set to work in t*-e wood mill, the
paint shop, the car shop, at track
work and at waoking roach window*,
sweeping and other general work.
They don crremDs, heavy, i ifritshli
footwear and cap*.