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TODAY--VOTE EARLY FOR GOOD ROADS-TODAY
VOLUME.I). No. 66. Weekly, Kstebllhbed ISOOj ?ally Jan. 15, 1911. ANDERSON, S. C.TUESDAY MORNING, MARCH 30, 1915. * ~ PRICE FIVE CENTS
* AFRICAN LINER AND BRITISH
STEAMER TORPEDOED BY
SUNK BY MINE
Russian Black Fleet Bombards
Bosphorus Forts-Land Sit
uation Without Important
LONDON*. Marclf 29.-1'pwards of
orfc hundred and fifty lives were lost
in tlie sinking by German submaiines
nf the African line Falaba and the
British steamer Aguilu, bound from
Liverpool for Lisbon.
Tlie Falaba which was torpedoed in
St. George* Channel Sunday, carried
a crew of ninety and about 160 pas
sengers. Of- this lotai, 140 were res
cued, eight of these dying later froai
' Thc Aguila's crew numbered forty
two and canJod three passengers.
Twenty three of the- crew and ad
passengers were lost. ?
In each case, on sighting the sub
marine thc captain tried to escape
by speeding, but was overtaken.
Thc Kahlua's captain" was given
five minutes to get the cre*v and pas
senger' in boats, but, according to
survivors, before this was possible a
i torpedo hit his engine room, causing
a terrible explosion. Many were kill
ed and the steamer sank in ten min
utes. Trawlers rescued many.
Those aboard the Falaba when thc
explosion occurred were thrown into
tho sea. The captain was among thc
u other Dutch steamer, tlie Amstel,
i wai down up by a mine off Flam-,
,M ..ugh head. The crew were, res
The only other important war. news
today was a ot mgtrtlfef <*$<>.
the Fjusslan Black Sea fleet,' which
bombarded thu Bosphorus fort's.,. Thc .
land situation is without important
Thc only news from the front door
of thc .Dardanelles is a.monotonous
reiteration of thc ailina-are ? contin
uing their work and that thc weather
conditions still prevent a resumption
of the bombardment by the fleet.
The Turkish officials at Constanti
nople, however.' declino to accept the
weather as an excuse tor the lull in
the attack. They- claim that since
darell 18th the wether conditions
have been so good .aut Turkish, aero
planes have been flying over the al
lies' warships about the Dardanelles.
The unofficial reports from the neu
. trat ports in the vicinity of the Dar
danelles indicate an carly resumption
of activity. These advices set forth
that tba'long distance shelling of the
Inner Turkish defense has been be
. gun by the allies' battleships.
R6\'lew"ng the Ru ?lan naval activ
ity inline .f-lalt?c. .Petrograd claims
that.-Vsaji0p0.ratibn8.ln_this sea. of the
Russian bgifdashrpR hilve resulted in
the damaging of several'German war-,
ships i and - thal the Germans have
been- compelled uiater'ally to restrict
their,;! movements. ' . German sub
marines -have been active off' the
English abd.Irish coasts and the liner
Falba, . which was reported ip ^dis
tress in .tlio British /channel, may be
one of tho victims of their raid.
From a diplomatic standpoint thc
observers in London look hopefully
on e. reorganization of tho Balkan
league* but nevertheless it ls. felt that
the visit to Bulgaria of Field Mar
shal von Der Golds', until recently at
Constantinople, may r ieck the recon
ciliation of that Stat? with her neigh
FISHGUARD WAL?S, March 29.
-ThJrteeT. members ct the crew of
the British steamship Aguila, sunk
by the German submarine U-2.8 Sat
urday night perished. Survivors ar
riving today said the Aguila sunk off
tho Southeast Irish Coast.
. Tlie crew were, given'four minutes
to leave tho ship, but survivor* said
the steamer was fired upon while th?
m JU were entering boats. Tho chief
engineer and two others, Were kilted
by shell fire.
The Asulla's captain said the sub
marine fired across the bows. Said
he speeded, attempting ' to' escape';
but the submarine, caught him. This
angered ^bp',-a?^atoat And' * sailor
said <the(boai irv which Kare "if n sail
or* and ?, wanta* pa* J4BP?4V aod
stewardess was fired upon,. The pas
senger waa killed and the boat cap
sized, drowning a the others.
Oter One Hnnared Milled.
LONDON. .March 29.-Approxi
mately one hundred and twenty-tivs
persons perished when a German
submarine sank the Brlttth steamer
Falaba Sunday on the South Wales
coast, according io an announcement
tonight by the ?jder Dvunpator com
pany, the vessel's ownerB.
Kartavieak*>>tt ia Ital*.
ROME, March 29.-Slight earth
shocks were recorded iu the pro
> - No damage
18 done, bot the nervous population i
cam Di nc in th? r.t?*n <
?ELS SUNK I
FOR MEN ABOARD
NAVY DEPARTMENT FEARS
SUBMARINE MAY BE
Acting Secretary Plue Orders
Report of Location of the
WASHINGTON. March 2R.-Thc
last remote hope that any of the sub
marine F-4's crew of 21 men might be
alive has been abandoned by the navy
The navy department fears now the
submarine may be the crew's tjinb,
and it may never be known what
caused thc accident. Naval officers
doubt if she can la- raised.
Today Acting Secretary Blueorder
ed* Rear Admiral Moore, command
ing the Honolulu naval station, to re
port the exact location of the sunken
vessel and the depth at which she lies,
so that the department may estimate
thc probability of slava>>.1ng the hull
and recovering the bodies.
The 8ubmeiged submarine lias been
located outside thc harbor, it was an
Portions of the superstructure have
been .brought to thc surface. The
dredge California will shift floorings,
tugs will criss-cross in all directions
and an ?attempt will be made to lift
Divers who earlier in the day went
down the two cables thought to have
been attached to the submarine found
the heavy body was an old anchor,
probably lost by the battleship Ore
gon. Operations to locate the missing
craft will be recommended.
Ambassador Morganthau Reports
That Troops Go to
WASHINGTON, March 2%-The
Turkish government denies that there
have been auy disorders at Urumiah
in Persia. Ambassador Morgcnthau at
Constantinople cabled the state de
partment today that the grand vizier
so informed him on the strength of a
report made by the Turkish war office.
Morgcnthau reported that ho fur
ther instructed that order must be
maintained and that regular Turkish
troop's are on their way to the scene.
The news dispatches from Ti tl i s
have told the atrocities against Chris
tians at the American and French
missions at Urumiah by the Kurds
and irregular Turkish troups.
Blue Says Can Not Furnish Gun
boat to the Naval Militia
COLUMBIA, March 2ft.-John P;
Grace, mayor of Charleston, came to
Columbia today for a conference with
Governor Manning, where it xttk 3aid
law enforcement was discussed: The
conference wss begun at oaP o'clock.
There is much interest in the result,
of the conference.
Victor Blue acting secretary of the
navy, wrote Governor Manning today
that lt ?Ul be impossible Just now to
assign a, gunboat to the South Caro
lina naval militia. He says .all'avail
able boats aro now employed in West
Indln waters. Thc governor ls
complimented for his interest in thc
Warmth of Affection
ANNAPOLIS, March ^.-Speaking
today at a- luncheon given in his hon
or aboard' the new Argentine battle
ship Moreno by Argentine Ambassa
dor N'aon. President Wilson empha
sised the "growing warmth of affec
tion, as welt as understanding" be
tween the United States and other
nations of the western hemisphere.
The president Inspected the ship.
He returned .to Washington tonight.
GEORGIA AM) FLORIDA
AUGUSTA, fla.. March 29.-W. Ft.
Sullivan and H. FA Warfield of New
York: and J. M. Wilkinson, of. Vel
doain. Ga.. wa j appointed receiver? of
the Georgia and Florida Railway In
superior court here today on applica
tion of the Baltimore Trust company
an? official? of the railroad. The ac
tion ia described a? friendly . The road
ia ?aid to be unable Lo meet a another
. AUSTRIAJRND DRINK
THE GREATEST OF THESE
THREE DEA?LY FOES IS
King Deeply Concerned-Lord j
Kitchener and Field Marshal
French of Ssme Opinion
LONDON. Mardi -"Wc arc
righting Germany, Austria and Drink
so far ai I can see and the greatest
of these three deadly foes is drink."
Said David Loyd George, chancellor
of exchequer, replying today to a de
putation of the ship building employ
ers federation who. urged total prohi
bition of intoxicating liquors during
the period- of war. The deputation
asked that prohibition apply to public
houses and private clubs, operating
equally with all rluBsej. The chan
"I believe its a general feeling that
If we are to settle the (icrman mili
tarism wc first of all must settle with
drink. "He declared be talked today
with the kind who is deeply concern
ed over the prt-blem. The chancello
said Lord Kitchener. Field Marsha'.
French and himself were of the lame
opinion. He promised tc. lay the mat
T before the" cabinet. \
UNITED STATES TAKING
Guarding Against Possible Vio
lation of American Neu
' WASHINGTON. March 20.-Whiio
every precaution ls being taken to
guard against possible violation ? ot
American neutrality in the event the
Germ.an cruder Prinz Eitel Friedrich
makes a dash for sea through the
Virginia capes, naval omcers are al
most ?-unit ia the belief that the Eitel
will not crul88*until the war ls end?d.
British Ambassador Spring-lticc
called at the navy department, today.
lt ls understood he assured. the Je
partmeat .that' thc allies' warships
i would not come within the Virginia
three mile limit or otherwise violate
It is known the time limit allowed
tho Eitel to remain at Newport News
I is drawing near.
The battleship Alabama which left
? Philadelphia today is due at II mi nt oil
Hoads early tomorrow. .
J* W. OSBORNE
Rae T?nzer Goes Before District
Attorney and Swears She Made
NEW YORK.' March- 29.-Miss Rae
T?nzer.' young factory forewoman,
who sued James W. Osborne for $50.
000 for breach of promise, then ar
rested by federal authorities charged
with' using malla in attempt to dc
fraud . went before District Attorney
Marshall today and swore she had
made an "honest mistake."
She declared the man she associat
ed with >'as Oliver Osbo'rne. Detec
tives were engaged tonight checking
j up that part of her statement which
1 Marshall declared to be "unbelieva
ble." . ' -
[Petrogsad However Reports Re
pulse of Teutonic At
PETROPRAD! March 2-.>.-rOerman
troops tn north Poland have returned
to tba attack, centering their move
ment in the region of the Skar river
near tito Prussian border. The offi
cial Russian announcement here say.'.,
that the < ter man : have failed -in sn
assault made with a division of In
fantry and that' tho Russians, ad
vancing in turn, compelled their op
ponents at one point tb abandon their,
first Un* of treadle?.
The claim also was mads .thar fur
ther neath on the Pillea the German
forcea were' out to flight. The Rus
alan version of the f (gating in the i
I Carpathian."! represent? that victories !
have been won at several poin.? giv
ing the FrjssJans success in northern
?Hungary. So far as ia known, how-i
I ever, ny considerable movement in ?
! that direction hs* been inaugurated
' and the Avitrian advices insist that !
[the Austrians wer*, successful in the
Where the Greatest Naval Battles Are Fought
Thc greatest naval hattie* in nu ?ti
ti m warfare, perhaps in any warfare?,
are. being fought now in tho ~ Dar
danelles. This utan shows the point ut
which the three worships the irresis
tible. Ocean, and Bouvet were sunk
by drifting mines.
In tlie gul of Saroa at thc left of
'the map the allie* have landed troops
.which will cross the narrow penin
sula ut> Gallipoli to attack the forts
from the roar, in fact, despatches
have it that a land force ls now on
Tba straits are -sr. narrow in some
places that thc work, of demolishing
the- fort* by battleships has been
found almost impossible. For iii1
stance, at thP narrows above which
the three vessels were sunk the dis
tance across ls not more thau a mile
The battleships would thus be
brought too near the deadly fire ot
thc forts were they to try to paso
Tin; Queen K lizabeth, Ur I tain's new
battleship, ha* stood off with her
J")-inch guns, which shoot more thai
tweJVv mile.i. and out ot -ange of th
guns o? the forty has buttered man
of them to pieces.
Batteries Field Artillery
Ordered to Brownsville, Tex.
WARNING TO MEXICO
FORCES THAT AMERICANS
MUST NOT BE ENDANG
ERED BY FIRING
[200 OF VILLA'S
I Reported - Zapata Forces Are
About to Evacuate Mexico
City and Carram* Chieftain
Moving Forward to Oc
WASHINGTON*. March *?.-Acting
Secretary of War Breckenridge today
ordered three batteries ot their field
artillery to* Brownsville, Texas, ss a
demonstration to Mexican forces
fighting for possession of Matramoros
that Americans must no; ix- endang
ered by fl ring ac t bsa the border.''
A regiment of infantry was also or
dered to bt- held In readiness. These
precautions are deemed necessary, al
though Carrant? and Villa agencies
here %g&v*? ????-?nr?. that shooting
serosa the line .a hot permitted. .
Secretary Bryan said that com
mandera of each faction hm*k ordered
troop?, to soe that no shots entered
State department reports said twp j
hundred of Villa's forces were killed i
Saturday in attacking thc Carranza]
trenches and the defenders lost eight I
and bad thirty-six wounded, lt is re
ported that both sides are receiving j
Many of . Villa'o wounded were j
brought to Brownsville. Hereafter |
only thoSc needing urgent treatment
will be permitted to cross the border. ;
British ambassador Spring-Bice*in
formed Secretary Bryan that lt was1
reported to him' that Zapata forces j
were about to evacuate .Mexico City
aud that the Carranza chieftain was i
morlo.g toward to occupy tho capital.
Mr. Bryan' said later thal no reports |
concerning tho intended evacuation
had.reached the d?partaient.
Armies A bent Kunai.
, BROWNSVILLE. March 2?.--Today
passed without a renewal of the Vil
la attack on Matamores. With the
arrivai of Carransa troops reported
en route to Matamorss tito two ar
mies contending for the possession of
the border town is said to be about
equal in number, each with approxi
mately 5.000 men.
WASHINGTON. March 29.-Returns
from Th ur-tia y V election* In Japan,
trifled th the Ja pan ea}' embasr.y
hare, show that the governmont party
which favors increase of military
strength, viii ha.-? a big majority in
the house of representatives.
TO BEGIN G
ELECTION TODAY ON 1
GOOD ROADS BONDS
VOTERS TO SAY WHETHER '
$750,000 BONDS ARE TO
A LIGHT VOTE
Will Probably Be Catt for Two
Ttho qualified electors oi Anderson
county will vote today upon tin
question of the county issuing $7.">0.
000 of good roads bends.
Indications are thara comparative
ly light voip will be polled on the
question;' first, for tile reasons I hut
the requirements for voting today are
the snme as tin--re providing to the
gein-ral election, and second, for tho
reason that because in several sec
tions there 1? apparently little or uo
interest in the matter.
The pulls aro supposed to open at
7 o'clock thiy morning and close at 4
this afternoon. The box for the city
of Anderdon will be located in thc
county courthouse, and T. AV. Norris,
W. T. McGregor and 8. J. Davis arc
Hoves Not. Taken.
Indications lust evening wero that
there will be no voting at. a few of
tlic precincts In the county today, for
the reason that the manager,, failtH>
to call, for the boxes. It is barely
possible that thc. boxes will be called
for early this morning, or lt muy bo
that improvised boxes will be used.
There is considerable local interest
in the election, and considerable
?speculation HS tn what willaba the re
sult of-thc matter.
MEETING FOR THIS PURPOSE
TO BE HELD AT 10 A,
Is One of the Most Interesting
Points to be. Decided
A meeting of stockholders of the
proposed. Carolins Qriiln & .Elevator
Company wl?* be held this morning
at the chamber o? commerce at 10
o'clock for the purpose if formally
perfecting organization and electing
officers and dispositif; or other mat
tera, such aa thc'selecting,of a site
for the grain ' elevator, closing con
tracts for machinery, e'.c.
Tli-' cpmpany will be organized us
a corporation, after which application
for the necessary papen will be nut dc
to' the secretary of state. A board of
directors will be elected, after which
a president, a vice president and gen
eral manager and a secretary-treas
urer will be cito ?m.
The matter of choosing a location
io.- the grain elector will be taken
up. A number r.t lites a rc In iniud
bu-, it is probable that a place on the
tracks of the Blue Kldgc Railroad
will hf chosen, lt is understood that
i alte near the plant if the Ander
ann Machine and Foundry company
is considered more satisfactory for
the elevator titan any othwr available
..-'?"Mr. Edward H. Richards, who
eume lu re last week from ' North
Da.\ota. to toke up the management
of the elevator, will recommend the
purchasing of Burrell machinery for
lt ls planned to dispose ot all these
mattera this morning und have work
started on the elevator by the last
of the week.
Gen. Vmi klhfk Wounded.
BERLIN, March 29.-Today's offi
cial communication says General von
Kluck. the tb-rman commander Who
led the famous German rush into
France in "ho early days of the war,
ha.* been <? lightly wounded by scran
nel fire, while inspecting advance po
sitions of the army. Iii.? condition is
generaliv described as satisfactory.
etjSjj Eater **e Parda ne iles. o
o PARIS. March 29.-A Bia vas c
o agency Athens dlipatch says a o
t> battleship, torpedo boats and o
o mino -sweep*T ol thc allied float o
o entered the Da Mandles Satur- o
o day and Sunday. Tb> forts . ?nd o
o ships exchange-', ?hot?. o
COMMISSION ASKS, FOR BIDS
ON PORTIONS OF NORTH
AND SOUTH MAIN
AN ENGIGNEER FOR
dilbert C. White of Charlotte En
gaged-Bid? for Excavating \
to be Opened Friday Night
Sealed bid i for excavation for paving
nn North Main street, between Earle
and Tribute, and cn South Main streev,
i)i tween church and River, ?re to bo
called for immediately by the city
navlng commission and opened at a
meet in? to be held next- Friday night.
Authorizing the city engineer to call
for bids for doing thia excavating; de
ciding that these portions ot North
and South Main streets will be paved
with \itrificd brick; and employing
(Ulbert C. White, of Charlotte, as
consulting engineer tor the paving
work, ure the principal matters dis
posed or ?fi. a meeting ot the paving
commission which met at 8 o'clock
Iu3t night in thc office of Chairman
Horton and lasted until nearly tl
North Malu street will, of 'courae,
be paved on beyond Trlbble street. '
and South Main street will be paved
on beyond River street. The commis
sion decided to have thia excavating
on North Main and South Meju
streets done right away in order
that it might take advantage of au
opportunity ot getting some ex
cavating work done at lew cost. ?.
Thc commission has an opportuni
ty to get Bonip excavating done at au
unusually low price. , and at a . moot
ing held- loot night authorised the
resident engineer to proceed-with the
call for bids for excavating on these
portions of North and South Matu
atreeiu in order that this opportunity
might bo tukcn_adya*JB*?gL?^
kids will be received up um'.l .?
o'clock Friday afternoon, and thc
commission will meet later ju ?
flee of Chairman E. lt. Horton hurt
open the. blda and eward the con
tract for thR moving of earth ? on
these streetb preparatory to paving. '
Wm Use Brick.
North Main street, between Earle
and Trlbble, and. South-Main street,
between Church and River, will bo
paved with vitrified brick. This mai*
ter was definitely decided upon by thc
commission last night. This will bc
tim first paving undertaken by thc
commission after the letting of con
It was deemed best by the commis
sion to pace these portions K>f Mal?
street with vitrified brick, as traffic
over them will be heavy. It was
pointed put that eventually tho
Piedmont ft Northern J-'uea would
build their' passenger station st the
corner of Trlbble and North Main
streets, and that oh South Slain
street the Charleston ft -Western Car
olina wpuld have its terminals, both
af improvements making trafile heavy'
in those respective portions ct
The resident engineer having decid
ed that these portions of Mata stree,
should be paved first, this gives thc
commission an opportunity to go
ahead with the work of excavating
thereby taking advantage of thc offor
they have of chea;> wprk Just at this
This matter having bern decided
upon, the commission ' u?,xt took up
the matter of employing a consult
ing engineer. A committee consist
ing cf Mesjrs. Horton 'and D. A.
U'dbctter has been appointed to-con
fer with consulting engineers and ob
tain be Ht prices for services. Thc
:ommittee reported that they hod
:onferred with several Consulting en
gineers and would recommend the
.lection of Ulibert C. White, ot Chaiv
lotte, as consulting engineer. Tb?
recommendation of the committee
was approved and Mr. White was
elected. The rame commlftee was
ippointed to close up formally . thc
rontract with Mr. White for thin
Assistant for Baaders.
Before adournlng the Conv.ols3lon
lutborizcd Resident Engineer Sand
:r8 to employ an assistant engineer
or the paving work, at a salary not
o exceed $100 per month.
:harged With Making end Pid
ing Bomb an Cathedral Crowd
ed Wkh Worshiper*
NEW YORK. March S*.-Frank
Vbsrao and Carmine Carnot, charged
vitb making a bomb and placing lt
it the St. Patricks cathedral wheo
rowded with worshipers, ?are placed
>n trial today. The' State explained
tu case, describing how the police, la
\u tr,ort to round up the group of
innrchirAB. detailedw on officer to
vork.whh them and learn-their se