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ANDERSON, S. C. FRIDAY MORNING, MAY 28, 1915.
ONE BY . ACCIDENT AND
OTHER TORPEDOED BY
Submarine Warfare Proving Ef
fective Method of Reducing
Strength of British Navy.
London, May 27.-The British ad
miralty announced tonight that the
British battleship Majestic waa tor
pedoed and sunk by the enemy sub
marine this murnini' while supporting
the army on the Gallipoli Peninsula.
The admiralty added that nearly all
officers aud men were saved.
On a peace footing the battleship
Majestlc's officers and men numbered
757. The Blnklng of the Majestic
makes the fifth British battleship lost
in the Dardanelles campaign and the
second by a hostile submarlue, the
battleship Triumph having been sent
to thc bottom In Gulf Saros Wednes
London, May 27.-The British
steamer Priucess Irene was Dlown*up
today in Sheerness Harbor. The ves
Bel was In government service. The
admiralty In confirming tho report of
the explosion, Bald seventy-eight work
men probably perished.
An admiralty statement tonlghtaald
the Princess Irene was accidentally
blown up in Sheerness harbor this
morning. So far as is yet known
only.one ruBvlvor. was rescued. Sev
eral men belonging to vessels lying
close to tba Princess Irene wore
wounded by falling splinters.
London, May 27.-The British bat
tleship Majestic, another of the ships
supporting the allied army on the
Gallipoli .Peninsula, was sunk by a
German submarine today. Nearly all
of her officers and crew were saved.
About the same time tbe steamer
Princess Irene which was built last
year for and taken over by the Brit
ish admiralty at the beginning of tho
war, was destroyed by an accidental
explosion while anchoored at Sheer
ness undergoing repairs. All her
f rew numbering 250, except one sea
man, and seventy-eight dockyard
workmen were killed.
The Majestic was the oldest battle
ship on the active list in the British
navy and is the sixth lost since the
beginning' of war operations in the
Dardanelles. The submarine menace
is growing both in the Aegean Sea
;.nd in home waters. These vessels
promise to take an activfe part in the
operations in the narrow waters of
the Adriatic, where islands afford
Willie warships are able to escape
submarines in the waters around the
British Isles, the increase in their
number makes the carrying on of sea
borne trade more than more bazard
our. The admiralty still believes the
American steamer Nebraskan-was tor
pedoed. The British steamer Mor
wenna, bound for Canada and the Dan
ish steamer Betty, have been sunk
by submarines. Only a few days ago,
the commanders of a submarine in
formed the Danish captain he had no
ordere to sink Danish vessels.
London, May 27.-The Times Mud
ros correspondent says 4C0 members
o? the crew of the British battleship
Triumph, whlrh waa sunk. Wednesday
by a submarine, were saved.
Newport Newe, May 27.-r-The fifty
fifth general assembly of the South
ern Presbyterian church ended today,
the final session b?ing devoted large
ly to the presentation of committee
reports. The next assembly will be
. held at Orlando. Florida, beginning
May 18th next year.
COMMITTEE TO PLEAD FOB
fLKygyCY FOB FRANK
Chicago, May 27.-Repr?sentatives
of the Leo. M. Frank committee ol
the Anti-Vnpltal Punishment Society
today-appointed a committee to wait
on the governor of Georgia in tho In
terest of Clemency for Frank. Th?
committee will leave for Atlanta Sat
SUCCEEDS AI)rflKAL FISHER
Ali F'HST -MEA LORD
London/May 27.-Admiral Slr |
Henry Bradwardthe Jackson has been
'appointed Fir**. Sea Lord on Admiral* ?
ty. He succeeds Admiral I*ord Fish- j
er, who resigned, owing, it is said, to
^Jifferecces with .Winston Spencer
Churchill, then first lord et admiral
DR. WHITE ACCEPTS
iE ?SON MIL
MR. C. S. SULLIVAN RECEIVED
LETTER FROM HIM YES
COMING SEPT. 1ST
W?l be Welcome News to People
of City and County of
Mr. C. S. Sullivan, aa chairman ot
the pulpit committee of tho First Bap
tist church, yesterday received ? let
ter from Itev. John B. White, D. D.,
Atlanta, Ga., formally accepting the
'all to thc First Baptist church in
this eily. The letter i-. to the con
gregation ot-the church and will be
read next Sunday morning.
In the letter Dr. White stated that
his resignation aa pastor of the Sec
ond 'Baptist church in Atlanta would
u> Into effect not later than Septem
ber 1, hut that after next Sunday,
when the church ls to make a report
on his resignation, he wight be able
to state more definitely when be would
be able to come to Anderson.
This will be very welcome news to
the .congregation of the First Ban
tint church and to the people at large
of this section. Immediately after
Dr -. YJnes'. .resignation waa ..accepted
and tho pulpit cemmlttee appointed,
numerous requests were made in fav
or of Dr. White and the members will
feel highly elated over tho fact that
he has accepted the call.
KINO CONSTANTINE'S CONDITION
IS REPORTED SATISFACTORY
Berlln.May 27.-An Athens advice
originating from a source close to
King Constantine says his condition
ls thoroughly satisfactory, contrary
to alarming reports -
Athens, May 27.-King Constantine
passed a restful night and his doc
tors decided toduy that another oper
ation was unnecessary. They regard
the patient's condition as improved.
STEAMER RYNDAM SAFE
IN NEW M HARBOR
All of Crew and Part err* Peasen
gers Return to Damaged
New York. May 27.-The Holland
American liner Ryndam is safe here
today. Some of the passengers and
all of the crew are aboard again after
the collision and narrow escape from
destruction Wednesday off. Nantucket
The Cuneo took the Kyndam's pas
sengers and 150 members of the crew
aboard half an hour after the col:.'3
lon. She later transferred them to the
United States battleship South Car
olina, the first of the ; warships to
reach the scene, after receiving the
wireless .call for aid.
The Ky nd am's officers say that lt
was daylight when the ships struck.
There was little fog or mist. They
wouldn't make a statement regarding
the eau sr. of tho accident.
The Cuneo arrived in port - at 5
o'clock this morning an hour after the
Ryndam arrived. Her crjew was
smashed ani plates are crumpled, but
tbe engines k*uj machinery are un
TO REMAIN NEUTRAL
Lansing, Mich.. May 27.-The Michi
gan legislatura, which ls. strongly Re
publican, refused today to go on re
cord as sympathizing with William
Barnes, Jr., as far as the recent Syra
cuse verdict ls concerned.
Charles Culver, a Republican repre
sentative from Detroit, offered a re
solution of sympathy for Mr. Barnes.
Business Ken Wanted.
London. May 2<5.~ The British gov
ernment-'has wared British business
juit against transmitting cablegrama
j to ut ral countries at the request of
strangers, and ft stated that sev
eral cases of Illicit trading have been
brought to light which were mad
possible only through the inn?
assistance of Brittan firms. In tl
The War Cloud Now Blackens Nearly All Europe '
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!A F 'R I C "?
? --?ft e v ? ?flli
With the entrance of Italy into the
war, the black cloud which hus partly
covered Europe is now BO extended
that only the least important, natious
are not covered by it. They are the
least in population as well as in area.
They are Spain, Norway, Sweden,
Denmark, Holland, Switzerland. Kou
tnania, Bulgaria, Greece, and Albania,
which is In u turmoil. lion man ia,
particularly, and Bulgaria and Greece,
FRENCH AEROPLANES -
nun nrnimi uinni/n
Dropped Many Bombs on Munit
ion Factory at Ludwig
?Paris, May 27 -A French aerial
squadron, composed of eighteen aero
planes, each carrying one hundred 10
pound projectiles, this morning bom
barded the German chemical factory
at (Ludwigshafen, on tbe Rhine, oppo
site Mannheim. Fire broke out in
sorerul buildings as a result of the
1 ms factory was one of the most
inn ortant manufacturers of explo- j
sirs in ali Germany. The French
avatars were in tho air for six
hom and covered more than 240
Tils expedition against the impor
tant! German military establishment j
was th,. French reply to the attempts
of tl e German aviators on the city of
Pan < This information was con
tain il in a French official statement |
Issu?i by the war office this after
;E R. T. DANIEL
DIED THURSDAY I
* Hfevar?gn Grand Sire of
Fltxd?ald. Ga., May 27,-Judge
Robert fl Daniel of Griffin, Georgia.!
Soveren Grand Sire of the Grand
Lodge Independent Order Odd Fel
lows, Ml here tonight as a result
of a sfrdke of apoplexy. Hd was
. strlckejltjrfs afternoon while address
Mag theBCste Odd Fellows convention.
Me wgMuatfgurated grand sire of the
j national body at the last session of
?the ordr-in Atlantic City. He had
i l bean fe] n number of years .-?perlor
feourt J?g? for Georgia. >
in the minds of most diplomats, will
be drawn in witb Italy. The ships of
Holland, Norway, Sweden, and Den
mark have been repeatedly attacked
in violation of international law, as
stated by President Wilson. So they
have constant incentive to join.
In fact, Spain is the -single nation
which seems to be without trouble.
Portugal is just now in the throes
of a revolution. _
Information Not Sufficient to De
termine Whether Ship Was
Struck by Mine or Torpedo.
Washington, May 27.-While the
United States government bas receiv
ed messages fr ?ni Ambassador Pape
and Consul General Skinner at Len- .
don, and statement from Captain
Green of thc American steamship Ne
braskan, it was impossible tonight
to determine whether the explosion
aboard tho Nebraskan Tuesday was
caused by a torpedo or mine. Page
reported he had begun an inquiry.
All diplomatic action, as a result of
the accident has been deferred until
the cause is clearly established.
Ambassador Page cabled the state
department byte tonight that Captain
Greene, of tbe steamship Nebraskan
bad given the embassy's naval at
tache a sworn statement Liver
pool concern'ng the explosion, on ' his
ship. Ho announced that the cap
tain's statement would bo forwarded
to Washington as soon as the at
tache reaches London.
Washington, May 27.-Ambassador
Page's report regarding- tho steamar
Nebraskan, which was damaged off
the Irish coast, was before the presi
dent, today. It won cabled to tho
state department last night. Tho
work ot deciphering it began imme
There was no intimation of its
contents, pending u review by tho
pr?sident. Tho administration offi
cials await with Intorcst the authen
tic advices as to how the vessel waa
damaged. The British admiralty re
, ported that she had been torpedoed.
The captain's rei>ort to the owners ls
that thc vessel had boen ?truck by
either ~a torpedo or mine. It is not
expected that" this wilt bo definitely
known until the Investigation is
The United Sta'- - wi? de
pend on' tho investigations. The
Liverpool tomorrow night?
The population of the allied nations
at war ia as follow*:
Cireat Britain. 4r>.000,000
Russia. .. ..111.000,000
Serbia. -i ,.".00,000
Montenegro. . ,".00,000
Total... . .. . .27;:.:>00,0O0
WANT BETTER PAY
FOR CARRYING MAUI
Railroads Also Want Mails Weigh
ed and Pay Readjusted
Atlanta. Ga., May 27.-Railroad
exeeutiyis representing ninety per
cent of the entire mileage of tho
country, among them officials of lead
ing southern roads, at a recent feet
Ing approved tho course of the com?
mittoe on Railway Mail Pay in its
efforts to secure, from the United
States government adequate compen
sation for transporting the mails and
urged that congress enact a law giv
ing the interstate commerce commis
sion tho same Jurisdiction ovt. mall
traffic t^at it now bas over other
classes of traffic.
I'nanimous approval waa given tho
following r?forma of tho present law
which the commlttco has urged.
1. That the mails bo weighed] and
the pay readjusted, nt least once a
year ou over*; railway mail -vulc,
Instead of onco In four years, as nt
2. TbA.t tho railroads bo paid-for,
or relieved from, the duly of carry
ing the mails between railroad sta
tions and nostoftlcea.
::. That tho railroads be paid for
apartment postoffice cars-for which
the present law allows no- pay-ou a
pro-rats hauls with the compensation
for full railway postofflco cars.
Among, the lines operating In the
south represented at the mooth} g
were: Sonthorn Railway, Norfolk and
Western, Chesapeake and Ohio, illi
nois Central, Louisville, and Nashville,
N. C. & St. L., R. P. and P. Atlan
tic Coast Uno, and Seaboard Air
Idne. The General Managers Asso
ciation of the Southeast and tho short
Linea Railroad association' wer? al
so represented, jjwjg?
Georgian Anea? Woauded.
Ottawa. May 27.-Tho. Canadian
lontti-gi-nt casualty list Issued ioni-?ht
Included J. G. Powell Faaay,
ela, among thoso who were wounded.
Ttic population of the three nations
In thu German's ulliancc are:
Turkey (Europe and Asia) 21,000,000
Grand total at war.409,500,000
Population of Europe _453,000,000
People not In war_. 43,500,000
Portugal in revolution,. .. 0,000,000
People at peace. .. .. 37,500,000
ARIZONA SENATE WILL \
For Five Mexicans Condemned to j
Die in . Penitentiary
Phoenix, May 27.-The Arizona
senate tonight declined Governor
Hunt's request to memorialize the
statt: ima rd of pardon? to reprieve
the five Mexicans condemned to die in
I the penitentiary tomorrow.
I Tho senator's vote was tuc answer
! to numerous ploas for mercy, one of
' milich was made by Secretary Bryan
I on the ground that . the execution
j might adversely affect American In
ti rests in Mexico. In *actlng the
senate declared the suggestions of tbs
governor, Secretary Bryan and Gen
eral Villa was "not in accordance with
the spirit and letter of the law."
CAPTAIN THINKS NCIHIARINE
ATTACKED THE NEBRASKAN
Ltcrpnol. May 27.- The American;
steamer Nebraskan arrived here at]
midnight. The cantata uah!: "I saw
no submarine, but am certain it wa?
a torpedo which hit us. Moreover,
a riihmarlne could not have fatted to
see*our nam., and nationality which
were outlined to huge luttera on both
sides." The forward part of tho ship
BIH HI I.I, CLOSED DOWN
Bf TRIKE OF OPERATIONS I
Lawrence. Mass., May ?7.-A.
Strike of 42 beamers at the.Everett'
Cotton milla today resulted in the j
announcement by the management;
that the entire plant, employing 2.000
operatives, would bc shut down inde
finitely. Th* beamers struck to en
fon-e their demand for day wages1
GERMANS KEEP UP CONTIN
UOUS ASSAULT ON RUS
ADVANCE IN WEST
Turk? Lota Heavily on Gallipoli
London, May 27.- Amidst activities
on land and sea and In th? air, from
tile Dardanelles to the waters around
the British Isles, middle Galicia re
mains the scone of the greatest and
most important fighting. There the
Gentians continue batter at the Rus
sian lines at northeast Pretmysl. Ia .
the west the French and British re
port further advances which the Ger
mans have generally denied.
The aillos report continued pro
gress against the Turks on the Galli
poli Peninsula. During the armistice
which .the Turk." asked they buried
moro than three thousand dead, while
the British gathered up twelve thous
and rifles, which indicated that the
Turkish losses were extremely
heavy. " * : V
Tne allied losses In those battles
are said to have been heavy.
The Italians contine, their offen?!*? ;
TheV have taken a cha... cf imper- ;
tant positions hut havo not met the
main Austrian forces, which are wt.lt- .
lng for them behind retrenchments.
David Lloyd George today took
charge of the British war office de
partment. With the aid of a strong
committee he immediately bepan to
organize factories with a view to In
creasing the supply of war muni
?London, May 27.-Notwithstanding
their heavy losses in men and war- .
ships, the allies are continuing in
cessantly' the campaign which aim ai
the capture of Constantinople. Au
Athens dispatch says that they ar?
constantly bringing up rein fore ementa
and that the Turk Bare greatly lav .<
pressed with the unremitting vigor
of the allies' assaults.
There ls np evidence, however, that
the allies have been able to extend
greatly the field of their operations
in thc Gallipoli peninsular, most of
which is still held by the Turks.
The Russians at last have admitted
the extent ot their retreat from the.
Dunnice to the San rivera. While
they declare that the Austro-German
rush bas been stopped, they pay tri
bute to the impetus of their antagon
ists. The Germans and Austrians are
bringing up reinforcements and an
other great battle is expected. Ac
cording to the Germans, the encirc
ling of Przemysl ls progressing lo
that they'have forced another cross
ing of the san only eleven mlle? north
ot the fortress and have extended .
considerably their line to the .east
of the river.
Has Been in Progress for More
Than Year-To Frame Re- |.
port to Congress,
Washington, May 27.-The Federal ,
Industrial relations Commission
day concluded ju hearings which have
been in progress for more than a.
year and which have-taken tb? In
tl gators from coast .to otast.
The commission MN meei
cut i-f e session In Chicago in J
to plan the framing of its repo^^H
PRESIDENT OK PORTI??.\l
Lisbon, MaV 27.- Presiden' <
Dearrlaga, of Portugal, offtV! M
nounccd to tbs president ot
uga ese congress today his dotertr-.
Hon to resign office. ,
French Transport Captuir?;,
Constantinople. May 27
announcement was stat!
'that a transport ?hip, ?tv
the French cruiser ,raH^^H
tempted a landing ai Bc . : . v
protection of the
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