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FRENCH MARINES AT HAITI.
ENTER WITH CONSENT OF UNIT?
ED STATES? TO GUARD LE?
I im I? SumMm Soon to Ho Joined
Other Troops to Dring Peace
Port Au Prlnco gulct.
Washington, Aug. 1.?French ma?
rines have been landed at Port o
Prince. Haiti, where a revolution that
overturned the government last week
necessitated the landing of nn expe
dltlonary force from the Fnlted States
cruiser Washington to restore order.
The landing of the French was with
consent of the United States, it was
stated tonight, a detachment from
the cruiser I >i near tee having been
sent to guard vhe French legation
from which President Guillaume was
taken by a mob and assassinated.
The' French minister at Port au
Prince expressed an urgent desire
that his legation be guarded by
French sailors Inasmuch as the Des?
cartes had arrived. He thought al;
a French guard would lighten the
burden on Admiral Caperton's 400
Port au Prince was reported quiet
today. The battleahip Connecticut
with 500 marines is en route to the
Island republic and will be followed
by the hospital ship Solace and the
? navy transport Hancock. Other rein?
forcements may be sent it there are
any more attacks on the city by rev?
olutionists, who killed two American
The expeditionary force is expected
to remain in Haiti until lasting peace
LI Ii E\FEI* SAILORS MAY GO
Fast Indians In/erned With German
Ship In Ctutrieston?Now Await De?
Charleston. July 29.?Following a
Conference this morning In the office
of the Immigration inspector at the
United States custom house, 12 East
Indiana members of the crew of the
steamship Llbenfels, agreed to re?
turn to that steamer pending the re?
sult of negotiations between Capt.
Klattenhoff of the Llbenfels and the
veasel's New York agents concerning
passage for the 61 seamen of his
~-?*w from QssMfJUojl to Cnlcntf"
These II Lascars are the men who
"Time ashore on Tuesday of this week
$i<v d.-n ami) ' i i 1 ?, landed In this
country or sent home to India by the
terms of their contracts with the
master of Llebenfels. their contracts
having expired during January of
< W NOT HE ADMITTED.
Bailor* Not Allowed Hero Under Unit?
ed State? Law.
Washington, July 29.?Immigration
officials had not received today tho
demand of the East Indian seamen
Interned with the German steamship
Uebenfels at Charleston, S. C. It
was said, however, the men could
- not be admitted to the United States
under the law. They probably will
be sent back to India if transporta?
tion can be srranged. Otherwise they
will be paroled at Charleston until
the end of the war when they must
depart with their veesel.
WAR IS TEST OF ENDURANCE.
And Will Contimio So for Some
Tin*?*???Parliament Adjourns Until
London. July 18.?The war has
become and Is likely to continue for
some time a contest of endurance.
Premier Asqulth told the House of
Commons this afternoon while mak?
ing a general review In moving the
adjournment of Parliament from to?
morrow until September 14. The mo?
tion for adjournment carried.
FIVE DEAD IN RAID.
Sheriff Routs Female Hllnd Tiger and |
Hoth are, Killed With Three Other
r I ?'
Osceola* Ark . July II,?Ono wo?
man ami four men were kill? ?I In a
raid by the sheriffs pos*.i i blind
tiger, on Island Thirty-Seven a few
miles from here mi Mississippi rlrcr
The dead are Mrs Susan Williams, the
keeper of the blind tiger resort;
Sheriff Maiden, Alexander Johnson
flam Dills am) John fox.
There was a light shower Saturdiy
In the northwest, i n put i.f SiiimUt
county ami In some sections of la-e
coun'y 'to- r.illMII was heavier. The
Ion* drought has not been broken,
however, and crops ire suffering t r
dy. The corn crop that was pn rn
'fstSg at one time has been damugod
heyortd r>*< and will be the
shortest in years. In some sections
no rain ban fallen for more t h m
?Is weeks. . Ill
4 u 1 -I- '
AMMUNITION PROMISE TROOPS
Hl'SKIAN L VWMAUERS VNITER IN
WOMR Of SUPPLYING THE
CZAR'S AHM IKS.
Autonomy for the Poles Is Declaration
by Premier in Name of the Eni|>cr
or Chief Feu tu re of Session.
Petrograd, August 1.? (Via Lon?
don, August 2).?The iirst sitting of
DUM today promised work aiming at
promoting the production of military
supplies and meeting military require
ents, rather than oratory recrimina?
tions or effort to discos er those re?
sponsible for failure to realize earlier
hopes. Tho temper of Deputies was
moderate. Party differences were
minimized, there was an absence of
gloom and also of factional enthus?
iasm. Speeches of the president ot
the chamber, M. Kodizanko, and the
ministers were applauded from both
tho right and the left. The Polish
people, tho allies, tho ambassadors
and Gen. Ruzsky, tho commander
in the Galiciun campaign, were cheer?
ed. The outstanding feature of the
session was the declaration in the
name of the Emperor by the premier,
M. Oorellykin, that the Poles shall
receive autonomy. Announcement that
amnesty had been granted Vladimir
Hourtzeff Houtsff, the revolutionist,
who returned from Paris for hospital
service, but was immediately arrested,
was well received.
Confident of Victory.
London, Aug. 1.?A Reuter dispatch
from Petrograd says, "the Duma was
opened today by Imperial ukase in
the presence of a brilliant assem?
blage, including cabinet ministers and
members of the diplomatic corps.
Michael Vladimirovitch Rodzianko,
president of the chamber, in conven?
ing the session said the more terrible
the aar became the more Kussia was
Imbued by the lirm and unshakable
determination to bring it to a success?
ful Issue. "This," said M. Kodzianko.
"necessitates complete unity of all
classes and the developments of the
productive resources of the Empire."
M. Kodzinako asked members of the
chamber to^mako suggestions to the
governmentias to how this could be
effected. "Trio president greeted dip?
lomatic representatives of Triple En?
tente powers, who were cheered by
memtxTH and by tho galleries, "The
nrmv." M. Rodzianko concluded, "setH
up s brilliant example of now to fv:l
flll our duty to tho country. U Is now
our duty to work ''ay and Ittgtit to,
supply Ihlf army With everything it
needs, hut to Uo thai u is iu*tfdsui y iu
mnke changes. We will tight until the
complete ruin of the enemy is ac?
Sergius Sasonoff, tho foreign min?
ister, after reiterating that all the evi?
dence shoWed that Russia and her al?
lies were not responsible for the war,
reviewed the political situation. He
referred amid cheering to Italy's par?
ticipation. "These people," he said,
"long have wished to free their fellow
countrymen from the foreign yoke. If
the example of Italy had been follow?
ed by the other States it would have
contributed to the speedy conclusion
of the war."
Tho war minister, If, Polivanoff.
said: "At this moment tho enemy is
concentrating enormous forces against
Russia and is successively enveloping
the territory and military districts of
Warsaw, tho otrateglc contour of
which always has been the weak point
of our western frontier. Under the
circumstances we, perhaps, should
yield to the enemy a portion of this
region, falling back on positions
whero our army will prepare for a re?
sumption of the offensive. All's well
that ends well, 181- was proof of
that. We shall today, perhaps, give
up Warsaw as then we gave up Mos?
cow In order to Insure llnal victory."
NEGROES IN DANGER,
Threatened Lynching Directed at AI?
IcKcd Assailant and One Who Stole
Macon, O.a., Aug 1.?Two negroes
ireft rushed t*> tins city at midnight
from Kitzpatrick in Twiggs county to
prevent n threatened lynching there.
One oi tiic negroes, Kniest Chappell,
is said to have confessed that he at?
tempted to assault a white WOmnni
the other, Will Thomas, is accused of
stealing a cow. Both were in j'iil at
Kit/.pat rick when the sheriff learned
that a mob was organising to lynch
the one neeueed of ettempted assault
tnd he then brought them hero for
? it' seeping.
riist 0|M'n Cotton Hulls,
Front The Daily Item, July :'. 1.
Mr O, I*. Josey, who lives near
Rocky Muff, brought <?> town today
t?u? Are! open boll of cotton reported
igte si ison.
Later In the day Heyes Peterson,
colored, who llvee on nfr. H, U Bear
borojugh'i place, brought In sn open
OOttOU boll, and also a do/en or mm ??
gOOd sl/.ed sweet potatoes as sample*
I from bis early patch of potatoes.
C?RR?NZ? 10 FEED STARVING
SWS IMMEDIATE EFFORTS WILL
BE MADE TO SUPPLY PEO?
PLE IN C APITAL.
Communication Between Gonzales
ami Obrogon's Armies Ilus Been
Washington, Aug. 1.?Announce?
ment of tho reoeeuption of Mexico
City by Gen. Gonzales's army was (oil
lowed today by a statement from Gen.
Carranza's headquarters at Vera Cruz
that immediate efforts would be
made to send foodstuffs to the starv?
ing" population. Heavily guarded
trains, it was asserted, were being
prepared to leave Vera Cruz With pro?
visions to supplement food being" tak?
en Into the city by the urmy of occu?
pation. Washington otlicials hoped
Gen. Gonzales had left the line so
well patrolled that the trains would
get through with slight delay. They
said the United States was determin?
ed to relieve the famine in Mexico
City if Carranza's forces could not do
Information of Carranza's plans
came to his Washington agency In a
message from Jesus Acuna, Car?
ranza's foreign mildster, wdio an?
nounced that the railroad between
Queretaro and Agues Calientes, con?
necting Gonzales with Gen. Obregon's
forces, would be reopened.
The message said: "In addition to
the supplies which Gen. Pablo Gon?
zales will carry with him into the City
of Mexico at the present occupation,
the Constitutionalist Government has
arranged for the sending in of 1,200
tons of additional supplies. These sup?
plies are supplemental to the large
quantities of relief materials hereto?
fore detained en route by reason of
tho necessitious military operations
incident to the regaining and preser?
vation of control of railway connec?
tion from the coast to the capital. The
public services for the food distribu?
tion will be reopened at once.
"Civil administration has been re?
instated at Queretaro and civil em?
ployees of the Constitutionalist Gov?
ernment are being moved from Quere?
taro to Aguas Calientes and to points
intervening between that important
centre and Queretaro. This re-estab
lishment of communication reunites
the armies of Obrogon and Gonzales
by telegraphic and railway links."
Reports reaching here say that
Uonsales's advance guard took pos*]
session of Mexico City ivtthoui reaisti
ance end. thai Qon? Gtohsaies hlirstelj
will arrive there tomorrow* Aasur.
anceg have been given to the Wash-1
ington authorities that order will be
maintained and normal conditions re?
stored as rapidly as possible.
Since the announcement that Gen.
Gonzales drove Villa's Hying column
under Gen. Flerro from Pachuca lit?
tle has been heard of ibis southern
division of Villa's army. Villa's agen?
cy issued a statement tonight de?
claring that the Hying column was op?
erating In "the States of Hidalgo, I
Vera Cruz, Puebla and Mexico." In
this case it may be able to menace
the railroad tO Verfa Cruz. The
agency denied claims of a defeat for
(Jen. Villa in the vicinity of Torreon.
< mregon'S forces have not advanced,
the statement said. The Carranza
agency issued a summary of its ad?
vices tonight, saying that Torreon had
been evacuated by the Villa forces,
who, they declared, were retiring to
GIRLS AND MAN DROWN.
Pour Persons Lone Liven In Water.
Man Dies Trying to Save Young
Wilmington. Del., Aug. 1.?Three
girls and a man were drowned at
Ponton's beach near here today. The
man, Irvin McCall, 21, gave his life
trying to save Ruth Cralg, 16, the only
one of the girls drowned whose iden?
tity is known.
McCall, John J. Murphy, Miss Cralg
and tWO other girls were in a row
boat that capsized. Murphy saved one
girl. McCall could not swim, but
made a desperate effort to reach
shallow water with Miss Cralg.
Th?> fourth victim was a young" wo?
man who lost her life while bathing.
SUMTER COTTON MARKET.
Corrected Dally by Ernest Field,
Bum tor, July 81.
Good Middling. 8 1-2.
Strict Middling, S
Middling, 8 1-4,
Strict Low Middling, 7 5-4,
Lou Middling, 7 1-1.
Staplo Cotton, Nominal.
New York Cotton Market.
Jan.tun; '.'.?? i
I >ct. . .. . ,.'.?.US g.88
Crop condition report, 7r?.n.
WE ARE permanently located at
Baker's Old Intlrmary, prepared to
examine eyes, lit and furnish g*llrs8
oM. Lenses duplicated and f mines
repaired. Hlghsmith Optical Cn.
DAMAGE ESTIMATED AS NOT
LESS TH AN $2,000 ON STOCK
Eire Caught Near Floor in Folsom'i
Store, Apparently, and Climbed to
Celling?Showcases and Glassware
Cracked end Repair Work and Btocfc
Badly Danmged or Deatroyed?
Fire last night caught in Folsom's
Jewery store and damaged fixtures,
stock and building to in extent esti?
mated at not less than $2,000, al?
though the damage may exceed this
amount by several thousand! of dol?
lars, when everything is straightened
out. The cause of the lire is un?
Catching near the floor in the rear
Wall Of the store the fire made its
way up toward the coiling, which it
had reached when discovered, but
which it did not burn through. The
rear wall of the store separating the
jewelry department from Miller Elec?
tric Company, which occupied the re?
mainder of the building was badly
burned and the walls and ceiling on
both sides were scorched and badly
damaged by the heat and smoke.
Practically every one of the numerous
handsome show cases had the glass
cracked and much of the glassware,
chinaware and other such articles
were cracked by the lire.
All of the windows of the store
were cracked by the heat and the
doors were broken In the efforts to
get Into the store. A large quantity
of clocks and such stock belonging to
the store was destroyed, as was a
largo number Of the articles left in
the store to be repaired. Most of the
repair tools were ruined. The silver 1
and crockery were? Blackened by the
smoke, but much of this can be clean- ]
ed and replaced In good condition.
Mr. L. W. Folsom, the owner of the
store, was notified of lire by the po- [
lice. He stated this morning that he j
could not imagine how it originated,
as there were no rats In the store and
as far as he knew, no defective wiring.
He stated that there was sufficient in?
surance on the building to more than
cover the loss on it, but the insur?
ance on stock and fixtures will not
cover the loss on them. He will move
his store into a nearby building un?
til repairs can be made <>n his build
The Miller Electric Company lost!
? 11 miity * 11 htlnpf supplies the'
lose o, inp, covered bj In iuran< e
W. Plekney Norrie, of Wedgefleld,
was buried at the Sumter Cemetery
this morning at 10.30 o'cleok, the
Woodmen of the World having
charge of the funeral services* 1 .The
deceased has been ill for several
years. He was unmarried.
Sumter Women sin? finding Relief at
Tt does seem that women have more I
than a fair share of the aches and 1
palna that afflict humanity; tin y must
"keep on," must attend to duties in
spite of constantly aching backe, <>r
headaches, dizzy spells, bearing-down
pains; they must stoop over, when to
stoop means torture. They must walk
and bend and work with racking
pains and many ties from kidney
ills. Keeping the kidneys well has
spared thousands of women much
misery. Read of a remedy for kid?
neys only that is endorsed by people
you knom. ' <
Mrs. c. ir. Waddell, 117 Kondrick
St., Sumter, says: "1 had dull pains
In the small of my back along with
headaches and dizzy spells. The kid?
ney secretions passed too freely giv?
ing me great annoyance. When 1
heard about Doan's Kidney Pills, 1
used them and they relieved all the
Price 60c, at all dealers. Don*I
simply ask for a kldnoy remedy?got
Doan's Kidney Pills?the same thai
Mrs. Waddell bad. BVieter-Mllburn,
Co., Props., Buffalo, N. Y. 10
For Friendship's Sake
Original?Simplified in con?
struction. ' Get a link here,
have your initials engraved.
The Links can be strung on
a ribbon until yon get
enough Links to make a
bracelet, and we will join
them together for you free.
Gobi billed and Silver 25c
I each Link.
W. A. THOMPSON,
Jeweler and Optician
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