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ANDERSON, S. C. SATURDAY MORNING, MAY 29, 1915.
AROUND BRITISH ISLES
SOURCE OF WORRY
Ge/many Also Threatens to Ex
tend Submarine Warfare to
London, May 28.-The success of
the submarines in the Dardanelles
and their ever increasing activity
arounu the British Isles is causing
officials to realize the danger threat
ening Oreat Britain if Germany large-1
ly increases her submarine fleet.
The danger ls augmented by the '
berman threat to carry the war to the I
Suez Canal to attack trade passing
through tho canal.
It was reponed today that subma- ?
r'nos had sunk Ihe British steameis i
Cadeby and Spennimore. tbe Swedish i
bark Koosvoll. and had chasen and i
fired on the big liner Argyllshire. >
The latter escaped to Havre. Trade
to ?->d from British ports goes on re- |
gardleBS of the submarine menace.
There will be no interruption in thc
Dardanelles operations. The fleet !
must assist the army on Gallipoli
Peninsula, regardless of submarines,
raines nnd shell Are.
The Turks will probably have an
other invasion to meet soon. It is
unofficially reported . ?hat " Keliana
have landed on the island of Rhode?,
on* the Asia Minor cop st.
The situation on the eastern and
western fronts is unchanged. The
Austrians and Germans claim ad
vances toward Przemysl, although j
although the Russians resist stub- J
The French offensive to the north J
of Arras progresses. Tbe 'British j
are engaged north of abause. and are
continuously resisting German at
tacks around Ypres. The German at
tempts to capture Ypres are reported
to have cost an enormous number
Toe Italians claim they, haye ad
vanced further Into Austrian terrt
No important hallies have bsen
fought in the southwestern theatre.
London. Moy 28.-Przemysl, now
garrisoned by the Russians, is once
more threatened by Investment. Just
as tho Russians, after surrounding
the great fortress ami starving out Its
Austrian defenders, forced the sur
render, so the Austro-Qerman troops
who have driven a wedge through cen
tral Galicia, are seeking to encircle
Przemysl from the north and south
Vienna declares that progress is be
ing made in both directions, and if
the advance is not checked Prlzemys
will either be isolated from the rest
of the Russian army or. tho Russian
troops which fell back from the San
river will be forced Into a further
The situation in Galicia ls unques
tionably Of great strategic Importance.
Even the British press concedes that
the position of PrzemyBl is serious.
It is described aa the key to the whole
Russian position In Galicia and its
fall would mean that the railroad
running eastward to Lemberg would
fall into the. Austrian banda. The
reports that the railroad Hoes has al
ready been Severed are still without
The fighting along the AUB tro-1 tal
lan frontier is still lo the development
Ortho western battle front Lhere ls
vtrlSally no change.
The British and french admit that
the .Turks are so strongly entrenched
on the Qallopll peninsular that only
siege warfare catt be waged there.
SWIFT & COMPANY
Are Charged With Violation of
Laws Regarding Meat Ship
Chicago. May 28.--Swift and Com
pany were indicted this afternoon hy
tho federal grand Jury, charged with
violating the law regulating Inter
state shipments ot meat and packing
.house products. The company ls al
leged to have received concessions
whereby property was transport
ed atristes lower tnac those publish
AS WITNESS IN
MARY PHAGAN'S MOTHER
SUING NATIONAL PENCIL
ASKS DAMAGES IN
SUM OF $10,000.00
Jim Conley Abo Summoned
Testimony Will be Taken in
Atlanta, May 28.-Leo. M. Frank
and Janies Conley, tbe negro, have
been subpoenaed as the principal
witnesses In the ten thousand dollar
damage suit of Mrs. J. W. Coleman,
Mary Phagan's motlier, against the
National Pencil Co., here, where the
girl's budy was found.
Conk y vas sentenced to a year im
prisonment as an acessory to the
The tr?o! wont begin for two
months, but Frank's and Conley's
testimony will be taken ' Wednesday
ac Frank ls sentenced to die next
monti'. Conley will be released Wed
nesday. It ls sought to establish by
their evidence that the Phagan girl
was killed in the factory.
United States Senator Kern of In
diana has celegraphed Governor Sla
ton, asking clemency fer Frank.
KITCHIN DENIMS STATEMENT
HE WANTED EXTRA SESSION
Washington,- May 28,- Representa
tive Kitchin of North Carolina today
denied the reports that he" hnd 'urged
un extra "congressional sesslou to. con
sider the revenue situation.
IS STILL IN DOUBT
Nothing Definite Yet to Indicate
Whether Mine or Torpedo
Berlin, May 28.-The foreign office
?nd admiralty is still without news of
the reported torpedoing of the Amerl
cau steamer Nebraskan.
Liverpool, May 28.-While none of
the crew of the American steamship
Nebraskan, which was disabled
Tuesday night by an explosion off
the coast of ' Ireland, saw a subma
rine, the chief engineer believes that
he aaw the wake of a torpedo, accord
ing to Captain Greene of the steam
, The captain said that there was a
hole about twenty feet square in the
ship's forecastle below the water line.
Thc damage to the ship's superstruc
ture waa so severe that it is evident
that the ahock must have been ter
The United States consul there and
representatives of the United States'
jmbasay In London boarded the ship
yesterday afternoon off the bar and
came with her to dock.
Testimony of Men.
Crookhaven, Ireland, May 28.-The
captains of Crookhaven schooners
and fishing boats, who were In the
vicinity of thc American steamship
Nebraskan when she was damaged
by the explosion Tuesday, claim to
have witnessed the torpedoing of
three smaller fishing boats.
Soon afterward they say that they
saw a steamship flying the Ameri
can flag going west. Then they
heard-a loud report followed quick
ly by a second, after which the
steamship began blowing her whistle
Cor help. .
CRUISER NORTH CAROLINA
RUNS AGROUND HEAR EGYPT
Washington. May 28.-The United
States cruiser North Carolina ls
aground within the outer harbor of,
Alevandria, Egypt, according' to re
port to the navy department today by
her commander, Captain Oman, who
said the ship was undamaged; that
dredging operations will be undertak
en to release her.
Efforts to release her yesterday fail
ed. As soon as floated tho North Car
olina will return to act aa naval avia
tion ship at Pensacola, Florida.
Engineer* Farer Peaee.
ClortsIauH, May 28.-The Brother
hood of Locomotive Engineers went oa
record today as favoring International
peace sad armament reduction.
PREDICTS RACE FOR SU
PREMANCY WHEN WAR
U. S. WiLL BECOME
Advocate? Strong American Navy
in Speech Before Iron and
New York. May 28.- Elbert H.
Gary, chairman of the knited States
Jteel corporation, and president of the
American Iron and Steel Institute, in
an address today at the institute'*
annual meeting, declared that.after
the European war there would be such,
a race for supremacy as the world
never had seen.
He declared that, when the conflict
had ended the uutions engaged In'
war "will begin Immediately to build
on n better basis for success," ana
that "from adversity will come a
greater prosperity than eve/ before.".
In the course of his address he said:
'It is uot too much to believe that
after the close of tho war there will
be a feeling, almost universal, that
there must ho established and muli
fained a court of arbitration that will
secure the adjustment of all future
differences without anv protracted or.
general test by an armed force."
However, he -advocates a strong
navy for the United States, saying
that the United States "must not be
again in a position 'which permits
any country to dominate-the seas."
The proper conservation of the na
tion'*-resources made it seen; per
taa*, twa added,'that the United S tat ea
already occupied thal position.
U. S. TO STRENGTHEN
Secretary Daniels Details Captain
Grant, of the Texas, for
Washington, May 28.-Following
the announcement of his intention to
develop the submarine arm or the
United States navy and eliminate the
faults, Secretary Daniels today desig
nated ('aumin A. W. Grant, one of the
highest ranking captains commander
of the Atlantic submarine flotilla with
general supervision over this branch.
Capt. Grant now commands the bat
Forty Miners Trapped.
Nanamio, B. C., May 28.-About
40 minors were trapped by a gos ex-'
plosion in tho resero mine of the
Western Fuel company here today.
Sixteen have been rescued and two
New York, May 28.-Detailed
we?tner reporta, snowing heavy rums
in a number of districts, followed by
ratber active demand from-shorts and
local bulla in tho cotton market here
today resulted in prices being about
4 to 7 points net higher late in the
morning. Private estimates publish
ed just before midday were followed
by reactions ti to 7 poluta.
Reruse Halse of Salary.
New York, May 28.-The ladles
of the Maccabees of the World chang-,
ed their name in convention here to
day to the Woman's Benefit associa
tion of the Maccabees, received tito
refusal of their supreme commander.
Miss Bisa M. Weft, to accept sn in
crease . in salary to $10,000 a- year,
considered a resolution recommend
ing the espousal of woman suffrage
by their 187,000 members and voted
to procee dwith tho construction or
a new home office building in Port
To Built Loc?te ti ve?. .
Richmond, May 28.-The . Cheasa
peake & Ohio railway has closed a
contract with the American Locomo
tive company for 24 Mallet type
locomotives, the total cost of which
was approximately $720,000, accord
lng to announcement at th% company's
?enerai offices here today. The loco
motives will be built at Schenectady,
N. Y., the Richmond plant recently
having been converted into a shrapnel
Frbhman's Body Being Landed
mis photograph fchowa a sre.ac on i was docked in New York elly. Three
i board the American Ibier Now York survivors and nim> bodies of victims
when the body of Charles Frohman, i came on this liner. The pier was
?the well-known theatrical producer, a; crowded with relatives and friends of
I victim of the sinking of the Lusitania. I the deceased, and there were many
wa? being carried off when the vesseL I affecting scenes.
DELEGATION FROM COMMERCIAL INTERESTS OF UNITED ?
STATES WILL VISIT VARIOUS COUNTRIES
OF SOUTH AMERICA.
Washington, May 28.-The Pa,n
Aroerican financial conference this af
ternoon took another step toward the
improvement of business and finan
cial relations between thc Americas.
The delegates from the Southern
republics unanimously approved a
resolution calling upon United States
business and commercial interests to
unite during the next pix months in
selecting a delegation to visit all
South and Central American coun
The resolution proposes thnt the
delegation shall bo the guests of ?the
various nations and be received by
various governments chamborss com
merce and industrial organizations.
Tho southern republics accredit
ed diplomatie representatives to Unit
er. States will be asked to help ar
runge the trip. The adoption of this
resolution and tho report from the
committee on uniform laws for Amor-!
can relatons wer-? the chief features !
The uniform laws committee sug-|
posted a high commission of nine !
members from each country to con
sider uniform statutes relating to j
comercial and business intercourse
between the republics.
Repr?sentative Flood and Secretary
Garrison were two of tho days speak
ers. The conference holds Its final
jSeit'ou tomorrow when lt closes wRh
I a banquet.
BIG FRENCH LINER
LA CHAMPAGNE ASHORE
j Nine Hundred Passengers Were
Removed From Boat in
Nantes, Franco, May 28.-Thc
steamship I.a Champagne oT the
French trans-Atlantic Une is ashore
near St. Nasal re.. She ht. badly dam
aged. Nine hundred persons, who
were aboard, wero taken off.
Paris, May 28.-Tho officials of
tho French ilno hero say that all the
passengers of . La Champagne " had
been landed at St. Nazaire and that
there ls no need of anxiety aa to the
1 safety of the vessel. They state that
she was not torpedoed J
A plot to blow up Lo Champagne
was reported last February In a dis
patch from Madrid to a Paris news
paper. The officers of the -?-essel ac*
cording to the story, stated on her ar
rival at Corunna from Mexico, that
?the Plot had been frustrated by a
wireless - message, conveying the In
formation that, a mao on board,-be
lieved to bo a German, intend**! to
destroy thc ship. According to the
dispatch, a .man was arrested and
five dynamlto bombs were found bi
I his trunk.
Will Not Attend.
Richmond, Va.. May 2?^-President
1 Wilson yesterday notified Lieut. Gov.
Ellyson that he would be unable (o
attend the OSited Confederate Veter
an?' reunion, here June 1, 2 3. be
cause of the pressure of public bus
HAS MSSEO AWAY
Capt. Geo. W. Charlotte Held
Important Post Undei Gen.
?. E. Ue.
Greenville, May 28.-Cnpt. George
William Charlotte, of this city, who
held nn important post with Gen.
Robert E. Lee's nrmy of Northern
Virginia, lins crossed ovnr tho river
to a land of rest.
He answered the death summons in
the T.'ith year of his age. Had ho lived
six r .onths longer he and his wife,
nee Miss Maggie Whitehearst Man
ion, whom he married nt Heaufort,
N. C., in 1865, would have celebrated
their golden wedding In November of
this year. Plans were being made by
members of thc family to glorify the
Capt. Charlotte was born at New
Hern. N. C.. where his forbears Bot
tled in the carly days of Carolina's
colonial hlstoty. When a young.man
he pursued his higher education at
Princeton university, but when the
wat between the States broke out he
Immediately left his classes for Rich
mond, where he enlisted.
BB W ISH STEAMER SPENIMORE
VICTIM OP SUBMARINES
Falmouth. England, May 28.-The
new British steamer Spennlmore has
been suhle by a German submarine
off Orkney Islands. The captain and
fivo of the crew wero drowned. The
engineer was badly injured by a burst
ing-?bell. Twenty-three survtvors
OF ATTEMPT TO
DEFRAUD U. S.
ISSUED FALSE MANIFESTS IN
EFFORT TO SHIPS CON
TRABAND TO WAR
IN COTf ON WASTE
Are Said to Have Been Working
in Interest of Germany
Now York. May 28.-Franz Rosen
berg, Sigmind Karman and Albert B.
Newman pied guilty to Indictments
tliiH afternoon charging them with
defrauding the United state:, by filing
false manifests in connertion with an <
offort to get contraband of war to i
hi lllgorents by conccalnig rubber In i
reain and cotton wasto.
Tho lirst two were fined five hun- |
died, dollars each and Newman two i
Harry Solomon and Albert Solof i
mon. indicted with tho three others i
pied not guilty. They were placed i
under n thirty five hundred dollur ;
bond and given until Monday to i
change their pleas if they desired. i
New York, May 28.-Jacob L. Sa!as, :
wtiB convicted this afternoon of con- i
splracy in . onnection with the Pana- i
ina canal zone frauds before the
federal court here. Sias was paroled ]
pending sentence. ?
GEORGIA SHIPS FIRST
GAR 1915 PEACHES
Arrangements Made Facilitate 1
Handling Crop of Five
Atlanta, Ga., May 28.-The Geor
'gla peach will be on the New York
market Friday morning, May 28, one
day earlier than last year, the first
car of thc fruit having been rushed
to the eastern market in a special
train over the Southern Raliway leav
infl Atlanta at midnight Wednesday.
All arrangements for handling the
bulk of the crop with equal dispatch
have been completed and as In the
past years peaches will be handled
from Atlanta to the markets of the
ea?;t by tho Southern Railway on spec
ial trains operated on fast passenger
schedules. Peaches from South
Georgia points are concentrated in
Atlanta, received at the Southern's
Inman Yards and there made into
trains for the fast movement to the
enBt. As in 1914, the first car of
peaches came from Byron, Ga.
Antic'patlng a crop of 5,000 cars,
ifilcials of Southern Railway and con
necting lines held a meeting in At
lanta Thursday with representatives
ot the Fruit Growers Express and
Hie Georgia Fruit Exchange, and com
pleted details of the movement. Spec
ial refrigerator cars used in this ser
vice are being placed in largo num
bers in proximity to the orchards. At
thc height of the season Southern
t ' iii way will be sending from fiftc? n
to twenty special peach trains out f
Atlunta every night.
ITALIANS M A Kl! KURS
Rome, May 28.-A successful raid
on thc Trlest Naberesina railroad by
a squadron of Italian hydroaero
planes and the occupation of addl
. Ional Austrian territory along the
Tyrol frontier and in the Friuli front
were reported in the official state
ment .which was Issued last night by
the Italian war office. It is stated
that an artillery battle is raging be
tween the Italian and Austrian forti
fied positions along the Trentino
FROM SLIGHT ILLNESS
Washington, May 28.-The presi
dent hos virtually recovered from his
slight indisposition which, with the
absence of pressing business, caus
ed bim to cancel the regular Friday
The president remained abed this
morning. Later he took an automo
bile ride and attended some impor
Peace Ornoo rn Meet.
Cincinnati, May 28.-A new or
ganization, the federation of North
American Peace Officers met. here to
day. -Major Richard Sylvester of
Washington was elected president.
PRESIDENT HAS DECIDED TO
SEND FINAL WARNING TO
Wilton Tired of Prolonged Delay
in Establishment of Peace
Issue Statement Tuesday.
Washington. May 28.- "ne presi
dent han decided to notify the wari
ring Mexican factions that conditions
there have become Intolerable and
tliiit unie H they compose the situa
tion roon some other means will be
employed to accomplish that result.
The Wu lt? House h?u issued a
statement saying that when the presi
dent's appeal for aid for the Mexi
cans was issued :t was also stated
at the executive ofhues that a state
ment from the president on the pres
ent Mexican situation might be az
pected soon. This statement will be
Issued after next Tuesday's cabinet
meeting, then sent to the leaders of
ill Mexican factions.
Officials tonight denied that the
president contemplates recognition of
any faction. ' _ g.^
REPLY TO LUSITANA
NOTE M?YG?ME TODAY
It is Understood Germany Will
Deliver Answer to U. S.
* (J HUMAN Y REPLY TODAY ?
* - +
*> . Berlin. May 28.- It is under- ?
* stood Germany's reply to the ?
+ United States note concerning *
* submarine warfare will be de- *
+ livered to the United Statea *
* ambassador tomorrow, and ?
* will be furnished the German #
<. press on Sunday for publics- ?
* tion. *
B-+++++++++**++*+*** <t> + *
Washington, May 28.-Much spec
ulation is occasioned among the Unit
ed States officials because Germany
has allowed two weeks to pass with
out replying to the note concerning
violations of American rights In the
war zone. Tension was Increased to
lay by insistent reports from London
that the Nebraskan was torpedoed and
published intimations that Germany
would ?end a'series of notes, delaying
discussion of questions of merits un
til there ls an agreement on facts.
PIRE LOSSEH TOTALED
miWWm LAST YEAR
New York, May 88.-Pire tosses
in the United States last year total?
:d $221,000,000. a sum exceeded oaly
'.wicn in the country's history, ac
cording to reporta submitted today
to the National tioard'of Underwrit
ers Ia convention here. The lo&s&s
were well distributed throughout*3$$^
William M. Kramer, president or
tho board, presented statistics p?r"
porting to show that thc fire insurance
justness in 1914 resulted in an i.uder
* riling loss to the companies of 4.2-1
?er cent. The tout premiums paid
191 leading companies during the year
ivr..? 1:^3,647.000, he asid.
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MEXICANS GET RESPITE
RUT NO CONSOLATION
Phoenix, Arizona. May .28.--The
joard of pardons and paroles today
-esplted the five Mexicans'sentenced
io hang for murder. With ail legal"
>b?tacles to th? hanging re
?oard granted the Mpxloouanine
weeks, respite so the men might be
Storm at Charleston.
Charleston, May 28.-Nine negro
fishermen are known to have been
Irowntd and it i? thought several
?there aluo perished in a storm ear'
Thursday oft Charleatoa light. R
.urning fishermen report that c :i
wind attained a velocity n?
m hour and that many ot the v
tels ot the fishing fleet were ?yam