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Showers Thursday, probably Fri
day. Cooler Friday.
ANDERSON, S. C. THURSDAY MORNING, MAY 27, 1915.
NOT SERIOUSLY DAMAGED, '
AND MADE PORT UNDER
Course of U. S. Government
Doubtful Because or Lack of
London, May 26.-The American
steamship Nebraskan, Captain Greene
from Livernool, May 24th, for the
Delewarc breakwater, war, torpedoed
today by a Bubmarlne at a point, i
forty miles southwest of Hie coast of
Ireland. The oca was calm at the
Thc crew immediately took to thc
boats and stood by the steamship. It
was soon ascertained that tne Ne
braskan wac not ncriounly damaged.
She had been struck forward and her
forcbolds were full of water. The
crew returned on board and got the
vessel to Faraway. No lives were !
lost among tho crow. The Nebrask- 1
an did not carry any paonengers. Thc
foregoing information was received
by the British admiralty here and was
at once communicated to thc Unit- i
ed Staten embassy.
Called For Help.
London. May 26.-Immediately af
ter she was struck the Nebrasgan be
gan calling for help by wlreler3.
Browhcad received a wlrelona comniu- '
nlcation at 9 o'clock yesterday morn- 1
lng from Crookhaven. A message ?r
Lloyds from Kinsale. Ireland, said Pial
the Nebraskan had passed there at . 1
o'clock In Gie morning, appar. . ./ ;
bound for Queenstown. She wan down
at thc bows, but wan proceeding un- 1
der her own steam.
New York, May 26.-The Nebras- 1
kan was under charter on this trip to
the White Star lino. She wan built 1
with eight watertlp'vt bulkheads, her
fuel being oil. <
Washington, May 26.-The course
of the .United Staten government in
thc cane of thc American steamship
Nebraskan, which was damaged off
the Irish coast, ls undetermined to
night because officials were without
definite information as to whether
the ship was torpedoed or struck a !
mine. Messages from Ambasnador
Page and Consul General Skinner at
London transmitted tho report ot tho
Br it lob admiralty, which raid the vos- '
sel had been torpedoed, but thc cap
tain'r, report to the owners indicated
doubt au to whether thc Nebraskan
was blt by a torpedo or. a mine.
In view of the position the United
States has taken on tho subject of ,
submarine activity in tho w-ir zone. '
and the delicacy of 'he situation with ,
Germany arising from thc Lusitania
disaster, story pf the Nebraskan's ex
perience is awaited with unusual In
Should H develop clearly that she
was . torpedoed without, warning, ag
gravating circumstances may bc ad
ded to the already ten > e situation not
withstanding that?no lives were lost
on thc Nebraskan.
The Nebraskan was bound for
Hampton Faade'to load coal for the
L:':?ted States navy to bo carried as
freight to San Francisco. She did not
carry any contraband.
SUNK IN DARDANELLES
Was Operating With Australian
and New Zealand Forcea
London, Msy 26.-Tho British bat
tleship Triumph has been sunk in the
Dardanelles, according to an official
The disaster to tho Triumph ls de
scribed in a brief statement by the
admiralty, which saya that while op
el atlng In support of the Australian
and New Zealand forces on the Shore
of Gallipoli Peninsula yesterday, the
Triumph was torpedoed by a subma
rine and sank shortly afterwards,
most of the officers and men, includ
ing the captain and commander are
reported saved. Deatioyers of the
patrolling fleet, chased the submarine
London, May 26 -The official an
nouncement-docs not say whither .a.
Turkish or German submarine sank
thc Triumph. It WAS probably s
German because tho British legation
at Athen* recently <.n>??d a reward
for the winking of German submarines
supposed to ba in).the Mediterranean, j
AND FREIGHTER COLLID
WENT TO RESCUE
Accident Happened Near Where
Atlantic Fleet is Holding Prac
tice of War Maneuvers. i t
New York, Mny 26.-The oteam- '
ship Ryndam of thc Hol?and-Amcrl- '
nan line, bound front New York to 1
Rotterdam, with passengers and .
freight, collided carly today with tho li
freight steamship Joseph J. Cuneo off f
Nantucket Island and both vessels ?.
were badly damaged.
WirelesR messages, received here, ' j
aid that the Ryndam transferred her'
passengers and part of her crew to j
the Cuneo and that the Cuneo later <
transferred them to thc battleship ,
South Carolina, which is engaged <
with the remainder of thc Atlantic,
fleet in the war game ofT tho Atlantic
coast and from which vessels were j
rushed to the aid of the two vessels.
At the offices of the Holland- t
american line hero lt was said that (
the Ryndham had 77 passengers and -
9 crew of 200. Of the passengers
20 were first cabin; 34, second; 23.
Ihlrd. Th? Ryndham's cargo consisted j
chiefly or foodstuffr. and is valued at t
approximately $1,000,000. It was Bald t
that her, passengers included only n
The owners of the Cuneo said that j
she carried no passengers, and that
the crew consisted of only 20 men.
She is a small tramp steamship ply
ing in the fruit trade between Bos
ton and the West Indies. I I
Waler Gaining. j t
Now York. May 26.-With the bat- ? I
tlcshlp South Carolina alongside, theil
battleship Ter?s ten miles astern, f
tho Doulslarr in the near vicinity, J
?md the Cuneo slowly following, the j
Ityndham was steaming at slow speed
for this port, 124 miles east of tho
Ambrose channel lightship at ton
At that hour, her 'captain sent n j
wireless mossage to thc i Holland
American line saying that thc flyn-j
dhnm's engines were much strained,
but still holding out. Previous mes
sages from Captain, Vender Heuvel j
Raid that water was gaining In No. j
6 hold and that the ship might have
to be abandoned.
New York May 26.-Seventy-seven
passengers were nn.vcd from possible
death when tho Holland-American lin
er Ryndam collided this morning with
the tramp steamor Joseph J. Cuneo,
on* Nantucket Shoals lightship, were
brought to port tonight by tho battle
ship South' Carolina, which partici
pated in the recsue.
The Ryndam, conveyed by the bat
tleship Texas, reached the harbor be
fore her passengers arrived. She
was drawing thirty-six feet of water
and much.of he rcargo valued at a
million dollars was destroyed. The
hole In her side below the water line
was stopped wi*h canvas. Tho
Cuneo was damaged but ls proceed
ing to port under her own steam.
The Ryndam left for Rotterdam
yesterday. The .vessels collided in a
SELF AND CHILD
Wife of Jew York Architect Be-j
lieved by Detectives to Have
Become Soddenly Insane.
New York, May 26.-Mrs. Char-}!
lotte O'Neill, the wlfo of Francis.!
O'Neill, nn architectural engineer,
waa found dead with a bullet In her :
heart fn ber home In the exclusive j
residential section of Brooklyn to
' In the adjoining room lay two of
her children. Je^ephiuo, ' aged mn-,
and Francis, aged four, with-corda;
drawn about their necks. The boy]
revived; b?it the baby died. . Detec
tives belle''? that Mrs. O'Neill sud
denly became demented ?
Stund Pot fVohlbiHoii.
Cleveland. May 26.-Jptat? and na-j
Uonal prohibition wa S unanimously}
Indorsed late yasterdv nt the bleu- j
nial convention of theafro? ri
3FFICIALS AWAIT DETAILS
BEFORE MAKING PUB
SHIP HIT MINE
Cannot Conceive Idea for Torpe
doing Vessel Which Carried
Washington, May 25.-Coming close
m the Lusitania disaster, the news
hat thc American steamship Nebras
tan had been endangered aroused
nore than ordinary interest in Wash
ngton. All tlic officiais, however, aro
liaposed to hear the details before
Some of thc ollicials could not un
terstand why a ahip bound for the
United States in ballast, therefore
carrying no contraband, should have
leen torpedoed". They considered it
imoug thc possibilities that the Ne
}raskan had struck a drifting i 'ne.
Thc first ofilclul word of the Ne
braskan's plight caine from Consul
General Skinner, in London,1 who
cabled the information which was
contained in the British admiralty's
Washington, Muy 2G.-The damage
o thc Nebraskan recalled at once in
ifflcial quarters Germany's assur
incea that the submarine command
ers had been specifically instructed to
lo no harm to neutral, vossels, not
engaged in hostile acts and that'Ger
nany would pay for any damage to
inch ships in the war ?one. .
Message From Captain.
Now York, May 26.-Thc American
inwaiin Steamship compony, owners
>f thc Nebraskan, received a mesBagr,
:oday from Gie Nebraskan's captain,
.clayed by cable, in wlu'ch it was said
.hat tho vessel had boon struck by
"ithcr a minc or by a torpedo and
hat she had turned back and wau
iroceedlng to Liverpool. At the Gmo
die Nebraskan was damaged she waa
n ballast, and wau proceeding to Gie
Delaware breakwater for orders.
THREE SESSIONS HELD YES*
TERDAY WITH THAT OB
JECT IN VIEW
NEXT MEETING IN
Assembly Approved Suggestion
That Church Differences bc
Settled in Friendly Way.
Newport News. May 26.-The gen
aral assembly of thc Southern Pres
byterian church held -throe sessions
today with tho hope ot adjourning to
morrow. Besides thc selection of
Orlando, Florida, us the next meeting
place, the assembly approved Gie sug
gestion in a telegram from tho Pres
byterian church, of tho L'Litcd States
session at Rochester. N.- Y., that the
difference be: ween Gie two churches
aver the LaFayctte church case at
New Orleans., be amicably settled.
Many committee reports wore present'
Newport News, Va., .May'26.-An
other year of concentrated efforts for
distinctly cvr.ngolistlc work was
proposed today to Gie general assem
bly of tho Southern Preabyterian
church here by thc reverend Hr. II.
P. Miley. superintendent of evangel
ism, tt was acted on later. Varions
reporte were submitted to the assem
Home. Msy 25 (via Paris).-The
Italian ministry of marino has' given
cut this announcement:
"A. steamer arriving at Barletta,
reports that while passing near bte
promontory of Gargano at midnight
fast night sba sighted an Austrian
warship with a hear/ Hst. She was
1 by four torpedo boats.
The nations arrayed against Italy
will find they must fight what ii; con
sidered by military men the heat, cnv
. RUSSIANS HARD
ARE PUSHING OFFENSIVE
MOVEMENT IN MIDDLE
King George Approves Person
nel of Coalition Cabinet
Loudon, Mav* 20.-Although called
upon to face another enemy th Italy,
whose troops have crossed the eas
tern border, thc Austrians and Gor
mans have not relaxed their efforts
on other front.;. In middle Galicia
they hnvo resumed tho offensive
against tho Russians-ntoug Hu; ilivr-r
San, claiming further success, while
In Flanders the Germans continuo
according to Fronch reports, furious
attacks in an effort to regain thu
ground taken ii.na thurn.
London, May 2C- The approval.of
King George han made the coalition
government, which i as just b?cu
completed au accomplished fact.
Generally lt ls accepted as thc best
??ol ii timi of a bid situation. Never
theless tho country shows no- great
enthusiasm over this . compromise
for. tho tho usual parly cabinet.
In the field military operations in
the war. ibo great onslaught of
General Muckeusen against tho Rus
sian Moe north of i'rzcmsl 'and
around Jar ol stan Indicates tl'ot the
powers of thc Auslro-G* nnan offen
sive aro not exhausted and vcr if Ifs
tue belief that ls goucral in landon
that tho Russians aro not 'well
equipped for thc defense of thia po
sition, rreznniyl wltl not be suffi
ciently repaired to rank again as a
In'the Dardanelles the allies arc
reported to*'be slowly dvanclng
against stubborn opposition.- The
Turks have been granted sn armis
tice to bury 3.000 of their dean.
Along tho western front tho Cr"
mans hold the trench cast o? Ypres,
which they captured Monday morn
ing from thc British. They held it
against a counter-attack during tl-^r
. Yesterday thc French offensive
north of Arras' developed a new
vigor with tho result that ? number
of German position* were capt und.
Thc French advance. li*e tho German
move against thom, ls not nf wide
extent, but lnclud
The illness of Ii
.y at Practice
airy in Kurope. These photographs
indicate thc practice olliecru of thc
Italian cavalry must lake.
AFFIDAVIT BY MRS. FRANK
WILL BE PRESENTED TO
TO OFFER FRANK
AS A WITNESS
May Not bc Allowed to Testify
Solicitor Files Objection to
Commutation of Sentence.
Atlanta. May 20.-An nffidavlt by
Mrs. i,<o M. Krank, detailing what
?ho knows of her husbands actions
iud movements on tho day Mary
(Miagan was murdo <id, will bc present
ed to the Slate prison commission
il tl?! hcarlnp next. .Monday, on
Frank's application fqr the commu
tation of lils death sentence. Thia
was announced today by ex-Con gross
man W. Ai4 Howard, who will have
charge of Frank's petition. Frank'H
counsel state- that they will tender
bim as a wlmess, but whether ho will
bo heard depends upon the commis
sion's reline, a member of t'.e com
mission bas d'-clared that *'o appllt
cant for commutation or pardon was
over heard in such proceedings, but
ho, was unable to say whether thc
precedent would be broken in Frank's
case. Under tho state law Mru.
Frank will not be permitted to testi
fy in her husband's behalf at thc
trial. Kfforts are. being made in
Frank's behalf to Induce o majority
af tho Jurors *who convicted him to
sign thu clemency petition, Another
petition uruiug clemency la underway
among Atlanta ministers.
It'was learned tonight that Solici
tor Dorsey had filed with thc prison
commission a protest against tho
commutation of Frank's sentence. Tho
Georgia society of New York cent thc
commission a petition puking clemency
6E?afA*8 SEIZE PHOPKBTY
OF AMKK'CAN TOBACCO CO
Amsterdam, May 26.-fvtfa London.)
-All property of the British-Ameri
can Tobacco company in Germany has
been placed uudisr German supervis
ion according to tho Berlin corres
pondent of Tho Aclegraaf.
ATTACK 0> .\EBKISKAX
- CAl'SRK STOCKS TO - WE AK EX
New York, May 2C.-Stocks
cried today on account Of the An
ENDS OWN LIFE
W. H. IRVINE FOUND DEAD
IN HIS OFFICE EARLY
Wa? to Have Met Creditor at
Ten O'clock-Body Found
by Brother at Nine.
Greenville, May 2T>.-With revolver
In band, across bis breast, and a bul
let hole through bia right temple.
William ll. Irvine was found lying
.lead this morning about 9:30 o'clock
ut his business and law office 311
South Main street, supposedly a sui
Mr. Irvine, who had filed a volun
tary petition in bankruptcy lust Wed
nesday estimating his liabilities at
nearly a quarter of a million dollarn.
had an nppolntmcnt to meet one of
lils largest creditors thia morning at
10 o'clock, at his office.
Between 8:30 and 9 o'clock his
brother, Frank H. Irvine, was seen to
enter tho eldo porch of the little ?f
rico and ? few secondB later he re
appeared on tho street sobbing, but
too overcome to apeale plainly. By
I1I3 frantic motions he attracted L. C.
Cooper who, with others wore in tho
loan ofilco at tho front of tho same
building. Mr. Cooper went to tho of
ficc und there he aaw.Wr H.. Irvine as
he lay dead on tho floor.
Ile rushed diagonally acrosn tho
street to tho court house and re
turned with Deputy Sheriff Humsln
They found Mr. Irvine lying flat on
his back, his leg;, crossed, and his
head rcstiug straight on the back
of an overturned oOlce chair. Benoni',
him lay a narrow strip or white cur
taln cloth, as if thc victim had pre
arranged his death bcd.
The deathly form as it lay in the
extreme back room of Gio building
was cold and stiff when first touched
by ibo fingers of a physician. Be
neath his bead settled a pox?l of blood
which dripped from the wound. Tho
bi-.llet. a .'.Vi calibre fired from a sil
ver enamel Smith ft. Weston revolver,
evidently was Imheddied in hi? brain,
ns no exit was found upon thc pre
liminary examinai lon.
Thc revolver gripped In lila right
band was wrapped In a powder-burn
ed handkerchief. When removed thc
five chambers, all loaded, showed that
one cartridge had been fired. On the
right temple of the deceased could
bc soon two imprints of tho pistol
i barrel; one wan where tho bullet en
Tile exact time the fatal shot was
fired could not be ascertained today,
and thc nearest approach to lt was
thc information gicaned from J. C.
Peace, who conducts a loan office In
the front of tho building. After the
discovery he recalled hading heard a
po/t report about 8:30 o'clock.) but
thought nothing or lt. as it did not
6ound to him, ho said. Uko a pistol
shot. The doors to Mr. Irvine's office
wc-e found cloned, and this, combined
wit?, the handkerchief covering, ap
parently muffled tho noise.
No Note Found
A search of Mr. Irvine's wearing
apparel and his office failed to reveal
a note or tho slightest Intelligence ot
the deed. Despondency over financial
troubles ia believed by some to have
weighed heavily on lila mind though
since his petition in bankruptcy waa
filed last week, he managed to aecrete
! visible sign s of worry. Ilise friends
who conversed with bim as late as
Inst night said they failed to doted
the slightest fiSsnlclon./Yp?terday he
had a conference with .1. E. David or
Newport News, Va., whom hn named
in bte petition as a' creditor holding a
mortgage against him of ?40.360. II
was reported Uiat' he was to have seen.
Mr. David again thia morning at 10
e^clock. . "_
Mrs. Stuyvesant Fish Dead.*"
Garrison, N. V., May 26 -Mrs.
Stuyrescant Fish, loader of Now
York's social ?et. ts dead at ber sum
mer home here. Shoaled last night
of cerebral horaerre&a^after an ill
ness of a few honrS<>fl?BMaa? atout
sixty years old.
iO IMPORTANT BATTLL
PECTED TILL RIVER
ONZO IS REACHED
CING TO LEAD
Ulockadc Declared Against Sev
eral Perts on Albanian and w> j
London. May Cf?.-Thc Italians Wtt>- .
ave crossed Austrian frontier to east
long a nlxty mlle front have not mst
i Ith serious opposition.
No Important hatti? 1? especiad ?
jntll tho Invaders reach the rive
Ronzo, where it is said the Austrians ? .
Li ?reece thc Illness of Kiny Con
stantine, whose condition remains
icriouo, has brought the poll?)
talion to a standstill.
The alleged torpedoing of the Amer
can steamer Nebraskan was featured
n all the London papers, which de
tcribes the incident as "another chal
otigc to America."
Rome, May 26.-Italy, believing
.hat Austria is utilising several port*
m tho Albanian coast for s?rrct com
nlssarlats,' declared a blockade toe
?gatnst a portion of th?? Auatro'Kun
Karlan coast comprised bel ween tho
Italian frontier on the north :
Montenegrin boundary on the south, V.
Including, all islands, porta, anchor
ages. bayB and ?lso the Alban!
coast from the Montenegrin limita
in tho north to Cars KlephaU
south. Vessols of friendly or
powers, will be allowed sufficient tlme>
ro leave tho ?ono.
Emanuel tn Caramana.
Parla, May 26.^A. Haves dis;
from Tome says ??lng Victor
manual haB assumed supreme :
maud of the army and navy force
left tonight Incognitc for Italia?
Rome, May 20.-An .official Journal
publishes a decree appointing
Duko of Genoa lieutenant getter
the kingdom during/the king's
nence at tho front. He will car
he duties of State, but will refer m
lera of first importance to the king
Merlin May 2G.--Prince Von Bus-^ 3
ow, tho Gannan ambassador to Ita'
ind Princess Von Buelow arrived in
Berlin today. He stated their depa>
ur?' from Rome was not marked aflB
he slightest untoward incident. Sig-r
nor Bollati, the Italian amhassad
oft Berlin this morning.
Romo, Hay 26.-The occupation of
Austrian 'errltory all along the fron*
:1er from Lombardy to the Adriane
vas clair ted in the official statement
which vas Issued last night ny the
ivar omeo. The Italian troops baye
seized various towns In the Treotino
section and have forced their way
brough the mountain defiles, declares
I On the tower Isonso. the attacks
were continued to gain the Sine of
be river, the Austrians are reported'
o havo retired, destroying the
irldget, behind them. The Italian
iviators bombarded Montfalcone, near
he gulf of TriesL
Editor of Textile Magasine Denys
Statements of Child Labor
Washington, May C6.-David Clsykv
?ciito:- of a Charlotte North Carolina
Textile Magazine, testifying today
before the Industrial Relation? Coo
mls8iot? regarding labor condition?
In nouthern cotton milis, nubmlttsd a
statement denying In detail th*
charges concerning child labor In the
sottie made recently by Dr. A. J.
Kel .ay of tho National Child Lt
Clark flied a mass of statistics
signed to controvert M c Kel way'e
wrtlons ss to wage
nosy gtven by Dr.
10th waa largely fa!