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VOLUME H. . _ ANDERSON, S. C. SUNDAY MORNING, MAY 9, 1915. NUMBER 101.
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1,198 SOULS WEP
LOSS OF AMERII
LITTLE HOPE THAT ANY MORE
SURVIVORS WILL BE FOUND,
AMERICANS LOST
LESS THAN SEVENTY OF HUNDRED AND
NINETY AMERICAN PASSENGERS WERE
SAV?D?HOSPITALS AND MORGUE
OVERCROWDED
SUBMARINE U-39 TORPEDOED LINER
Noticeable That Only Small Portion of First Cabin Passengers Wer^
Saved?Showed Great Self Possession in Face of Death?Wo
men and Children Given First Consideration?Body of Charles
Frohman Recovered?Alfred G. Vandcrbilt, Charles Klein and
Elbert Hubbard Among Missing.
London, May 8.?The latest estimate of lives lost as a result of the tor
pedoing of the ?unard liner Lusiuinia by a German submarine off the Irish
coast yesterday, is 1,198. It is believed almost all survivors have been
landed. There is little hopo of saving any other passengers ullve.
Many of the dead are women. Queenstown dispatches relate the bringing
In of many women, many of whom are unidentified. The bodies are resting
temporarily at the Queenstown docks. Many children are there also. One
dead mother was clasping the body of her three months old child in her arms.
When the Lusltnnia left New York sho carried 1,901 persons; 1,251 pas
sengers and a crew of G50. Of the passengers there were -91 first cabin.
599 second and 361 steerage. The list of survivors shows thut so far ninety
first class and 75 second .Mass passengers were saved. The first cabin pas
sengers were lunching when the German submarine made its unheralded
attack. It is noticeable that only a few first cabin passengers were saved.
Among the prominent Amerlc s unrecovcred, and believed to have perish
ed are Alfred v!. Vandcrbilt, Charles Klein, the playwright, Justics Forman,
.lie author, Elbert Hubbard and wife. The body of ?harles Froham, the
theatrical producer has been brought to Queenstown. The survivors fill the
Queenstown hospitals, and the dead fill the morgues.
The survivors' stories indicate that little panic prevailed. The sea rule
favoring women and children was not violated. The liner's heavy list made
many lifeboats, useless. Many passengers didn't believe the vessel would
riink srt quickly, and didn't rush for the boats. iSome wouldn't wear life
bolts. It is estimated that there were 190 Americans on the Lusltnnia. Less
than seventy were saved. Either two or three torpedoes struck the ship.
Washington considers the situation most grave because of the American
loss of life. There Is no disposition in administration circles to minimize its
Importance. Bryan has cabled United States Ambassador Gerard to request
h report on the disaster from Germany.
" A Munich dispatch says the submarine U-39 sank the Lusitania.
London. May 8.?Fifteen hun
dred persons ioeb their livts ac
cording to the British admiralty
when the Lusitania was torpedoed
and sunk yesterday off Old. Head
Kin sale. Ireland. Known survivors
number only 658, while there wero
2,160 persons aboard great British
liner when she was attacked. Of
those Baved 595 landed at (Queens
town. 11 at Kinsale. while 52 others
are reported to be aboard a steam
eer. All but one of the rescue fleet
torpedo boats, tugs, trawlers, which
wept out of Queenstown. have re
ported. 'Thero Is u slender hope
that fishing boats may have rescued
a few more.
Work of compiling the list with
those, saved progressed slowly today
because of the {ndescribable confusion
at Queenstown. but apparently few"
o fthe first cabin passengers werp
among the survivors.
Heavy loss of life among tho first
cabin passengers Is believed to have
been due to their calmness and self
possession in the face of danger.
Most of them were at luncheon when
the vessel received Its death blow
and declined to. Join the rush for tho
life boats, and life belts. It was
oVlioved the Lusitania would remain
nbloat until assistance could arrlce.
"Women'and Children First.**
A considerable portion of those at
Kueenstown are members of the
crew, including Captain Turner with
th*> first and second officers. All
other officers of the Lusitania are be
lieved to nave verlshed. The-e Is no
evidence, however, that the time hon
ored rule of the sea of "women and
c hildren first" was violated. Captain
Turner steoJ tit his post on the bridge
until the ship went down, and was
rescued three hours later wearing s
Hfe belt, according to D. A. Thomas,
of Cardiff, Walest a coal magnate
No Warning.
Investigation has failed to reveal
that the ship was given any warning.
Lookouts sighted the submarine's per
iacope 1,000 yards away, and the next
instant thev say the trail of a torpe
do was flashed on ItB course. Then
'camo a terrible crash, followed al
most immediately by another which
littered the decks with wreckage.
The liner's course was immediate
ly turned toward shore. Four torpe
does were apparently. fired, but only
two hit. Loss of life \\a- caused by
thev explosions themselves, which
must have been very heavy. Tragic
freight of bodies taken to-Queens
town bears evidence of* havoc
wrought. Many of those taken
ashore are seriously injured.
The people of Queenstown opened
wide their homes to the refugees.
Everything possible Is being dope to
their comfort.
I'rohmnns Body Recovered.
Queenstown. Ireland.. May 8.?The
body of Charles Frohman, New York
theatrical manager, who was a pas
senger on the Lusltanlu has been re
covered and brought here.
Here ;^HrtIvors Landed.
QoeenStown. Ireluml. "May 8.?-Five
mltutei after the. LhBttania was hU,
there was a second torpedo amidships,
that listed the vtossel so lifeboats on
one side could not be launched. -; AS
the liner went down, passengers, but
tling for life, all? (' relatives aud
friends or bade ?ach othor goodbye.
Small boats . which got away, picked
up'many survivors. * Others were
compelled to remain In the water, In
many cases, four or more hours, be
~"lCONTIKtflSD ON PAGE THRJfC.)^ ^
?T DOW?
GAN UV
GERMAP
RU Si
TEUTONIC ALLIES RE
WAR?HARDEST BA'
MARINES CONT
Hostilities by land and sea are pro
grossing vigorously in the east und
west. German submarines continue
sinking ships. A British torpedo
boat lias been sunk by a mine.
The hardest battles are in progress
iu the Carpathians. Austrian* say the
Teutonic allies are still progressing.
Petrograd admits the fighting i._
heavy und claims'the attacks between
tltti ?Ir'nla ami the Carpathians have
he.? repulsed. Berlin elaiins th
attacks between the Vistula and C.:r
pathluns have been repulsed. Merlin
claims th * Germans took Lilian.
At 1111? ry battles occured* along tht
whole front hi France. The French
claim a slight advance.
Petrograd, May x.?An officia'
, statement tonight says the Germant
yesterday bombartb d Liban. A Bus
sian mine sank a torpedo boat. Fight
ing continued Friday between the Vis
tula and tbo Carpathians. The Ger
man attacks were repulsed with heavy
loss's. Tiiere was. only occasional
fighting elsewhere.
LAST GULL MONDAY
FOB STREET PAVING
PETITIONS MUST BE IN
HANDS OF CITY CLERK
BY THEN
TWO YESTERDAY
Property Owners On Portions
West Whitner and Green
ville Street Sign.
Two more street jading petitions
have been filed wit^hthe city clerk
isking pavtng on portions of Whitner
and Greenville streets. These peti
tions, are of the few that have been
presented. This means that thse peu
ple have filed tlieir petitions on time
and their demands will he of the first
considered. There is but abort while
left in which the petitions may be pre
sented. Monday May 10, is the last
day. All petitions should be in the
office of the city clerk by noon Mon
day at latest.
The first petition is for paving on
Whitner street between the C. & W.
C. railway and Monroe stroet. It is
signed by:
John H. T?te, A. 8. Farmer, S. R.
Parker, Grace Snencer. J. Li. T?te. E.
It. Hbrton, B. O. Boyd, Mrs. J. T.
T?te, Mrs. Alice I.-. Sykes. G. W. Ev
ans, J. H. Godfrey, l.oon L. Rice,
Mrs. Lucia Ashmore. J . H. and R?. K.
Fanner, W. F. Marshall.
The second petition is for pavement
on Greenville street between Main
street and-Boulevard. This petition
is signed by:
M". Li. Reitham. R. W. Tribblo. Han
nah COX Triable. J. O. Sanders, Lil
lian Murrah, Victoria Earle Howard.
E. O. ?allaham, J. L. Sanders, A. D.
Harper. A. H. Dagnnll. Alice i,.
Glyroph. Mrs. A* S. Glenn. Mrs. H.
C. Laughlln, Mary J. <v >k. T. A.
Wiglngton. C. A: Reed. O. I?. Martin,
J. P. Simpson. Mrs. T. C. Carter, L.
A. Sharp?, J. M"; Bva'm;.
Mr. E. M. Scott asked that all pe
titions be presented at the city hall
as early' as possible .on Monday as
this la the last day and there are yet
a number of these petitions to ba fil
ed.
Mrs. Carman Net Guilty.
Mineola, May 8.?^flrs. Florence C.
Carman was this afternoon acquitted
of the charge .<ff murdering Mrs.
Louise Bailey at Freeport, on the 13th
of last June. The Jury agreed on the
first ballot, and ...urned a verdict
in one hour and twelve minutes. Mrs.
Carman left with her husband for
homfe.
^WHEN
ES MAY
Wc?pf\
S/AN SE
PORT SUCCESSES IN
ITLES IN CARPATHIAN
INUE ACTIVE?BRITIS
BOAT SUNK
London, May 8.?An official state
m"ijt tonight says the fighting eon
riuurd yesterday southeast Ypres.
without material changes. The Ger
mans this morning violently attacked
the British trenches. A bombard
ment preceded the attack. The fight
ing contimif... Counter attacks are
in progress. There la no "fighting
elsewhere.
London, .'day 8.?The admiralty
tonight deela < (! the recent publish
ed slatcnn .it that a German airship
recently sank a British submarine
?as false, it Raid the submarine lias
returned uninjured and reports it
damaged tlie airship and drove tier
aff. . I
Beitrian liesl royer Hunk by Mine.
London, May 8.?An official state
ment says this afternoon that while
operating off Una Belgian coast the
destroyer Maori struck a mine and
was sunk. The crew took to the
bouts. The destroyer Crusader low
ered boats to aid the Mauri's men. 1
.The. enemy h shore BtttoriA? opened
lire and drove her nwuy. The boat * I
BBisf
AFTER NEGRO MUBDEhEB
Unknown Negro Fired on Sheriff,
Killing Elwell Cook, Con
tractor.
Varies, May Xr- Unidentified
negro Is being pursued by u sher
iff's pns*e I;<>re tonight ufler fir
ing on the slie.-ii? und inter killing
Kiwcll Cook, a eoutruetor.. "1 is
n<;t believed he will be captured
tonight.
GOV. OFFERS HQ
STORM SUFFERS
Wires Mayor- of Manning and Of
ficers of Other Counties for
Information.
Columbia. May 8.?Governor Man
ning displayed keen interest in the
reports of the damage done in the
Pee Dec section by the tornado yes
terday. He sent the following tele
gram to the mayor of Manning and
the sherin* of Marlboro county: "Deep
ly sympathize with affliction and pro
perty loss of your community caused
>>y storm.' Can this office be of ser
vice?"
To the sheriffs of Orangebarg ami
Darllugion ho telegraphed: "Note
Ktorni Bevere In ypur county. Will
aifferera need outside- assistance?"
Sheriff Salley of Orangeburg. re
plied: "Ciorm severe at K! force.
H^ve not heard details."
Sheriff register of Darlington tele
graphed: "Glad to report daunige
done by atorra light in this county.
If upon further investigation 1 find
sufferers needing outside assistance
f will notify you.
Chinese Brag Merchants A nested.
Atlanta, May S.?Loo Hing Lung of
Augusta and three other chinamen
have been arrested and brought to At
lanta by federal officers In eonnee
tlon with the government crusade
against violators of the new antl
narcotlc law.
The government Is busy trying to
find out who supplied the Augusta
Chinamen with the drugs. In Atlan
ta tb*rc have been aovcral arrests in
connection with tbo ealo of cocaine
and heroin, but the arrest of tho
Chinese marks the first raid of an.
alleged ppium den in Georgia since
the law was passed.
ALL THEATRES OF
4S?GERMAN SUB
H TORPEDO
wore left li is reported (In* Hermann
raptured Hie Mauri's crew and the
Cruentlcr's boat crews of seven of
ficers, eighty eight men and took
them to Zeebrugge.
Berlin, .May 8.?Official announce- \
ment was made by tho war office to
day thai the city of Liban in the
province of Courland in Russia has
beet: captured by tho Qcrm ins. in
the capture of Liban the Germans
have gained one of the main objects
of their invasion of the Russian Hal
tie provinces.
Tho movement was designed to cap
ture Liban and also Riga, the two
principal Russian ports on the Baltic,
which will enable the Germans to ha
rass the Russian communication with
Petrograd. Liban is an importuut In
dustrial center, 75 miles from the
German border.
Another Liner Sunk.
London, May S. A Hall news dis
patch says the Wilson liner Truro
was sunk this'at^roijyn by the tier
man fntbmarhu. I *-?>^^oTr'*i?ayrT^rtWnd*"
No lives were lost.
SESSiONS COURT ^
10 BEGIN MONDAY
REGULAR SUMMER TERM
PROMISES TO BE A BUSY
ONE
FIFTY-TWO CASES
Judge T. S. Sease of Spartanburg
Will Preside?Matters for
Grand Jury.
The summer term of criminal court
will convene Mbnday morning and
quite a large docket of cases appear
far trial. Judge T. S. Sease cf
Spartanburg will preside.
This i the term of court when the
judges are changed. Judge Frank
B. Gary has been the presiding judge
for Anderson district during the past
six months and has been a very sat
isfactory one. Mia work here has met
with the approval of everyone.
Solicitor K. P. Smith, said yester
day that he has not yet determined
upon a schedule of trial of the cases.
The warrants will go to the grand
Jury early Monday morning and as
mon as' n true bill is presented, the
court will begin the regular work.
It is Interesting to know that every
case thai is In court at present lias
arisen since the last term of court, at
which time the books were, cleaned
ai.* not a single case loft open. The
total of 7,2 cases for this term of
court represents crime alleged to have
been committed In Anderson county
since the lnst term of court.
IMie grand Jury wilt make ita^ pre
sentment to the court during th? loi
ter part of the week. Several mat
ters are to be presented in this let
ter to the court. Tho matter of the
Anderson . county's cbnlngang, Uie
location, aiid condition of the inmates,
will b?- before rtte court. Nothing
else of Importance Is known to be
coming besore the grand Jury.
Mother's Bay Today.
Atlanta. May K.?Today will be
"Mothers' Oay" berc and everywhere
in the I ii it cd States, and tens of
thousands will wear a white flower
on their lapel as a tribute to mothers
and motherhood.
White flowers wil be worn exten
sively in Atlanta, for not only are
hundreds of Individuals interested In
It, but many leading civic organisa
tions are recognising It officially, and
many churches and Sunday schools
will call attention to the .beautiful
custom.
USITANI
COMPLK
SAYS S. G. WILL BACK
WILSON'S JUDGEMENT
MANNING ANSWERS TELE
GRAM ASKING SENTI
MENT OF PEOPLE
FAITH IN WILSON
South Carolinians Will Sustain
Him Under all Condi
tions.
Columbia, May s.?Governor Man
ning tonight received the following
telegram from the Chicago Tri tun?:
sentiment <>{ iIm- p.'-n|? 1.- ni" Hotnli i'ur
<liiia."
Governor Munnlng replied as fol
lows:
"South Carolina is shocked at the
sinking of the Lnsitania by a Ger
man Bubmarine, While for the mo
ment our patience strains. President
Wilson's poise and wisdom have our
unshaken faith. We advise the pro
pic to he calm and trust the president.
His information will be ample und Iiis
fudgmcht dependable. The people
I of South Carolina sustain him, what
ever the event ^pd whatever the
:ause."
CHINA ACCEPTS ALL
JAPANESE DEMANDS
Took Every Precaution to Maks
Reply k Acceptable to
Japan,
I'eking. May S.?China has accept
ed Japan's demands as finally modi
fled, foregoing even tue right *o be
heard. In order to make the Chinese
reply acceptable to Japan, the govern
ment ves'erday te.pl secretaries mov
ing to ;ind from the Japanese lega
\!on, ho that the Japanese wishes
might he ascertained.
Tokio, ?lav H.?China has accepted
Japan's demands, according to a Pe
king XewH dispatch. The foreign of
fice todtt ydenied the statement tha'
during the- negotiations Japan denied
China's reqest to take minutes of the
conf?rence on the Japanese demands.
It also denied tbat China demanded
the "estoration of Kiao Chow. .
NAVY AVIATOR
FALLS TO DEATH
Ensign Stoibs Served as U. S.
Aerial Scout at Vera
Cruz.
Washington, May X.?Km.lgn !..
Stollis or the navy aviation corps was
killed foday while making u low alti
tude flight at Bonaacpa, Forida. the
navy dopastment announced toiAghl.
The message said Stolls fell from the
machine headfirst while makinp a
dive, s toi \/. served with the aviation
detachment which did. scout work at
Vers ('rus during the American occu
pation._
Charged With I snry.
Atlanta. May jl.?Three indictments
charging usury have been found
against local money lenders by the
Fulton Country grand Jury. Paul P.
Jackson, a loan broker on Central
avenue, is the principal defend.iut.
FEAR EFFECT ?N PUBLIC
SENTIMENT WHEN DE
TAILS BECOME
KNOWN
POSSIBILITY OF
COMPLICATIONS
Ambassador Gerard at Berlin Di
rected to Get Statement From
German Government
On Case.
Washington. May 8.?Tito United
States government today awaited alt
the available information in connec
tion with the sinking of the LuSitanin
before deciding on ilr. courHe of ac
ton . An 'lit- of gravity
White house as t?io u
about, making ' arrangetfi?ffts to re
ceive direct utl the messages sent
to the state department.
The chief concern the ndmlbts
ration officials was the state Of pub
lic opinion when the details began to
come in. President Wilton arose early,
read the newspanera und such ofilclul
it sputches us pad been received bo
fore breakfast.
Telegrams from friends and rela
tives of the puB?enge? began arriv
ing early in the day. They are im
mediately referred to the state de
partment.
After a conference between the
high officials of the government it
was determined to direct Ambassa
" lor Gerard at Berlin to., make lu
inlries of the German govurfltaent
concerning Its report of the fact oi
he sinking of the liner. The ambas
sador, it was decided, will be lu
str?ted to make hla preliminary In
quiry an a bus!? for whatever steps
will eventually be taken.
The h<< u ofllclals privatell said
that the situation was very grove
Secretary Bryan reached his office
early and immediately went Into a
fonference with Counselor Lansing
ind Assistant Secretary Phillips, Sec
retary Garrison cancelled a week's
tour of the river and harbor improve
ments In tlit- South, so aa not to be
absent from the capital. He confer
red with bis assistant* early In the
day. Secretary Daniela also consult
ed bis aides. Everywhere the atti
tude of President Wilson was a sub
ject of grave consideration.
Most of the officials seemed to
agree that it might be several days
before the policy of the United States
will be formulated because of the
scarcity of official information* as to
the circumstances under which the
I.usitnnia was sunk. During that time
it was honed that the opinion of the
people of the United States might
crystalize to air. the admin..Uratlon In
reaching a decision.
Jitneys Worry Traction Co.
Atlanta, May 8.?Here's the point
to the thorn in the aide of the ts'reet
car company: it la costing them
about $400. a day In their re?oit pi.
which amounts to tho staggering sum
of $146.000 a year.
The* thorn, of course, la Friend Jit
ney. In spite of regulations and ef
forts to throttle It by excessive taxes,
the little Jitney aeema to have come
to stay in Atlanta, and it has become
so generally patronized that a high
street' railway officiai Ik ouoted as
having said recently. "Well, If tho
people really want to tide In Jitney
instead of street cara, we will get a
hundred jitneys of our own and.put
tlum on a regular schedule."
ABSOLUTE 'PROHIBITION
PROPOSED FOR FRANCE
Paris. May 8.?The Petit Parisien
says it has been informed the govern
ment wilt introduce a bill prohibit
ing absolutely the manufacture; aale
and transport of all alcoholic drinks
during the war. Even beverages con
fining a slight proportion of alcohol,
it is understood, will be prohibited.

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