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*Oltl TAKING IMPORTANT
lit OONIWCT OF GOV?
State That Agents of Berlin
VfceiSJisdly DtmDng Foreign
and Finances of Country.
Washington, March 14.?Confiden?
tial diplomatic reports passing
through here from the representatives
af a neutral government in Mexico
0? their way to Europe say the Ger
tenn Bank In Mexico City and th<>
German legation there are guiding
virtually the entire financial and dip?
lomatic affairs of Mexico.
According to these reports, the ac?
tion of Mexico in sending recently to
tho American republic a note on th->
subject of peace ip Europe we'd dff
ssctsd by officials of the German le?
gation, while the German bank Is said
fe have corns into control of the
Mexican financial situation.
It la declared that the German bank
hea accepted quantities of the paper
leaned by the Mexican government
and that the institution appears to
have at Its disposal unlimited re
eourees. From the tenor of the re?
ft appears that a large quan
of German money has reached
Mexican government. The Oer
legation is said virtually to be
every move of the Mexican
ment, both internally and ex
Conetdemble attention is given in
the. report to the new Mexican con?
stitution which goes Into effect May
i, & being declared that several of its
lens apparently were devised as
of assisting the cause of Ger
ln Mexico at the expense of the
tatereets of the entente allies and the
Article 17 of the new constitution
Wt^iah provided for the confiscation
4t enn cessio na or property of foreign
egg? |n res)arded as especially danger
e*e to the entente allies and neutrals
fca general. Developments in the near
fature, the reports indicate, will be
dtrectsd at ousting from control of the
ail fields Amsrlcan. British, Dutch and
Although it Is not speclficaly stated
la the reports that such is the fact,
the diplomat forwarding them has
reason for believing that In return for
the favors dons for the Mexican gov?
ernment, certain promises and condi?
tions have been imposed which will
serve to bring about a close alliance,
which obviously could be used against
the United States In event of war be?
tween ths United States and Ger?
The report omits all mention of
the celebrated Zimmermann letter to
the Herman minister in Mexico. Tho
arrival in Mexico of American Ambas?
sador Fletcher Is mentioned. The re
pert, which was written for the con
?dentlal information of the diplomat's
government, adds that the writer doe?
not believe, in view of the situation,
that the presence of the American
representative will bring about any
change in the conditions.
SPARTAN III K<? ?AFP. i- >ill>
Spartan bur?. March 13.?A darin?
robbery was perpetrated lust nigh I
about 11:30 o'clock in the wholesale
district of the city, when a man en?
tered the office of Wilson * Co
where E. Q. Htldebrnnd, the book
keeper, wss working, and pointing a
pistol in his face demanded all the
money in the office. The keys to the
safe, which as yet was not locked,
were on Mr. Hlldebrand's belt, and
the robber removed these, still keep?
ing the bookkeeper covered and go
!n.f to the ssfe unlocked the cash
drawer and took all the money in
the box. Fortunately the money
from the day's sales had been deposit?
ed and only $44 that was left to
per vouchers and other small expen?
ses was taken by the holdup man.
Mr. Hlldebrsnd was m the olllce do*
yl& some work on the books, as was
hfw custom, and went Into the back
office to get a drink of water. When
be returned be did not notice that
thi light In the outer office had been
turned off unt 1 he entered the door
to find a gun pointed in his face and
to hear the demund that he hand over
the keys to the cash box. After ob?
taining all the money in the safe tbe
man made off. As soon as he was
gone Mr. Hlldebrand summoned the
ppMce but the man left no clue to
hi* Identity. The only description
the bookkeeper could give was that
ths man was tall, wore dark Diethes
and had a slouch hat well down over
New York. March 15?The confer?
ence of railroad brotherhoods and
railroad managers was adjourned af?
ter hours of discussion <>f the n ' t
hour controversy, until four this ni
temo-m. with no announcement of
what had occurred It is learned,
however, that adjournment was taken
to permit the msnagers to consider
separately ths brotherhood's ultimat?
um to strike unices their demands
.Revolutionists Overthrow Government In
Effort at Successful Continuation of War.
Grind Duke Michael Alexandrovitch, Yo?nger Brother of
Dethroned Ruler, is Placed at Head of Nation with Title
of Regeatr-Change Came After Three Days of Fightiug
in Streets of Capital, When Troops Forsook Czar and
Petrograd, March 15.?Emperor
Nicholas of Russia has abdicated and
Grand Duke Michael Alevandrovitch,
his younger brother, has been named
The Russian ministry, charged with
corruption and incompetenco, has
been swept out of office. One minis?
ter, Alexander Protopoff, head of the
interior department, is reported to
have been killed and the othc?* min?
isters, as well as the president of the
imperial council, are under arrest.
A new national cabinet is an?
nounced with Pmce Ivoff as presi?
dent of the council and premier, and
the other offices held by men who
are close to the Russian people.
For several days Petrograd has
been the scene of one of the most
remarkable uprisings in history
Beginning with minor food riots
and labor strikes, the cry for food
reachod the hearts of the soldiers and
one by one the regiments rebelled
until finally those troops that had for
a time stood loyal to the government
took up their arms and marched into
the ranks of the revolutionists.
The president of the duma, Michael
V. Rodzinako, was the leading figure
among the delegates who unani?
mously decided to oppose the im?
perial order for a dissolution of the
They continued their sessions arm
M. Rodslanko informed the emporo?\ ;
then at the front, that the hour hed
struck when the will of the people
Even the imperial council realised
the gravity of the situation and added
its appeal to that of tho duma that
the emperor should take steps to give j
the reople a policy and government
In accordance with their desires and j
in order that there should be no in?
terference with carrying on the war!
to a victorious ending. I
The emperor hastened back from
the front, only to find that the revo'u
tlon bad been successful and that a
new government was in control.
The empress who it Is alleged has
been influential in tho councils op?
posed to the wishes of the people. Is
reported to be under arrest.
Although considerable fighting took
place, it is not believed that the cas?
ualties are largj.
The early period of the uprising
b?te the character rather of a mock
revolution staged for an immense
audience. Cossacks charging down
the street did so in a half heartod
fashion, plainly without malice or in?
tent to harm the crowds that ''ley
playfully dispersed. The troops ex?
changed good natured raillery with
the working men and women and as
they rode were cheered by the popu?
Long lines of soldiers stationed in
drumcttc attitudes across Nevsky
Prospect, with their guns poimed at
an imaginary foe, appeared to betak?
ing part in a realistic tableau. Ma.
chino Runs firing roulades of blank
cartridges seemed only to add Another
realistic touch to a tremendous
theatric production which was using
the whole city as a stage
Until Sunday night this pageant
continued without serious opposition,
Then In a flash the whole seen" lost
its theotric quality; It became .1 um
CONDITIONAL GIFT ADVISED.
International Health Hoard May
Help nuance Health Survey of
Columbia. March 1.*..?John P..
Ferrcll, secretary of the International
health board, has agreed to recom?
mend an appropriation of $2,000 on
condition that similar amounts are
|tv< H by MM BtSti board of health and
the officers of the county for a health
survey of Sumter county. Surveys un?
der the same arrangements SM BOW
being made in Greenwood and Or
Accompanb'd by L. A. Ftlatr, If. D .
Mate director of rural sanitation, ami
.fames A. Haync, M. I>., State health
officer. Mr. Ferell go< s to New Or?
leans Crom here to attend a health
Columbia, March 15.?David Har?
per Means, for thirty years In the
service of the State government, diet!
here today, after a short dlness. He
was for many years secretary of the
I State Pinking fund commission.
LIST OF ATTRACTIONS BOOKED
EXCELLENT AND VARIED
Harry Dunbar, the genial Redpath
man who many will remember as
the superintendent of last year's
Chautauqua, came in last night and
hfdd a conference with the local
"It is surely a pleasure," said Mr.
Dunbar, "to get back to Sumter.
This hustling community never allows
anything to stand in the way of pro?
gress," he added, mentioning some of
the noticeable improvements.
When asked as to the attitude of
tho Redpath management toward
Sumter, he said: "Although several
of the towns on the circuit have been
dropped to make places for Louisville,
Nashville, and the three Chicago
Chautauquas, all of which have the
identical program which will be heard
here, we hope and expect to keep
Sumter in the circuit as long as we
all live, for this city is one of the
fcremost in its support of the move?
"Sumter's coming Chautauqua is
held ebout a month earlier than last
year, opening April 19th and closing
the 26th. This insures comfortablo
weather, and is otherwise better for
this city than a later date. !
"Last year's Chautauqua showed
an advance in receipts, by rcasoa of
whicn the management has booked a
program costing 20 per cent, more 1
than any heretofore. Creatore's great
band comes for two grand concerts
on the seventh day. The Gilbert &:
Sullivan Opera Company takes the
pi ico of the Whito Hussar3 cn the
fifth day, giving a festival program of.
choral and orchestral works, includ?
ing a group of sacred works in which
the singer3 and players appear in
choir vestments, in the afternoon,
and an all-star performance of "Tho 1
Mikado" in the evening. This com
parry includes thirty-four people.
"The Oratorio artists, includln?
Reed Miller, tenor; Frederic Wheeler,
basso; Nevada Van de Vcre, con
trc.lto; Mario Stoddard, soprano, and
Blanche Bargot, planiste, come the
third day. The Rumanian Orchestra,
tho Beulah Buck Quartet, Antonio
Sala the Spanish 'cello virtuoso and
his company, "Wahtawasso" the
American Indian prima donna, and
Charles Gallagher, basso cantantc,
complete the list of musical attrac
I "George L. McNutt, Tho Dinner
j Pail Man,' lectures the first evening
The second evening H. L. Foglqman.
known as 'Gatling Gun* Fogleman, the
virile exponent of "Efficiency," will be
heard. Other speakers include George
McDonald, Marie Mayer, the Bavar?
ian woman who played 'Mary Mag?
dalene' at Oberammergau in the Pas?
sion Play in 1910, Dr. Harden, the
eminent divine, and one other speaker
j of national fame. We have a con?
tract with Miss Rankin, America's
first congrcs.swoman for this last
place, but the special session of con?
gress prevents her coming to any of
"A new feature is our Community
Singing, in charge of an expert who
Stays the entire eight days. He will
organize a chorus which will meet
every morning, and which will sing
one numberi accompanied by Cre?
ature's Band on the last night. Be?
sides, ho will lead the great evening
crowds in singing a variety of soni;s
projected on a screen, eash evening
before the regular program. Then
we shall have fifteen minutes of orig?
inal moving pictures at the close of
each evening's entertainment or lec?
ture. These pictures are of the latest
scientific discoveries and will prove
Instructive, as well as interesting.
"Th^ program of this year's assem?
bly Is meeting with great favor, and.
notwithstanding the war, we look for
tho best year yet."
GUARDSMEN AT STYX.
Seven Hundred at Mobilization Camp
and Others Expected Tonight.
Styx, March 16,?Seven hundred
guardsmen, constituting the first sec?
tion of the Second South Carolina reg?
iment, under Col. Springs have reach*
ci the mobilization camp here to bo
mustered out. The remaining live
hundred are expected tonight.
ROSTER OF CASES
For the Con it of Common Pleas tot
Bomter County, spring Term,
The Sumter Bar Association nu t at
the oilice of the Clerk of Court, under
call of President R. D. Lee, Esq., on
March 12th, 1917, and prepared the
following rosier of cases to he tried
at the Spring Term of Court:
MONDAY, MARCH 2GTH.
5. I;ura Smith and Rosa Smith vs.
It. C. Burress?Purdy & Bland; L. D.
6. Leroy S. Davidson vs. F. E.
Thomas and W. B. Thomas?Blakcley
& Williams; L, D. Jennings, Purdy &
7. V. R. Dink ins vs. Insurance Co
of N. C.?L. D. Jennings, J. II. Clif?
ton; Smith, Harmon & Smith.
10. Austin Nichols & Co. vs. E. W.
Hurst?Lee & Moise; J. H. Clifton.
TUESDAY, MARCH 27TH.
11. Richmond Dry Goods Co. vs.
W. V. Moore?L. D. Jennings; Lcc &
13. W. A. Bowman vs. H. J. Harby
and F. C. Hubble?J. H. Clifton,
Purdy & Bland; Lee & Moise, L. D.
Jennings, D. W. Robinson, R. D.
14. Farmers Loan & Trust Co. vs.
S. E. James and C. S. James?RufTln
16. Weibern Fertilizer Co. vs.
Peter Anderson?Lec & Moise; J. H.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28TH.
16. Hartsville Fertilizer Co. vs. F.
B. & A. K. Sanders?Lee & Moise; J.
18. Thomas H. Thropp, Receiver
vs. E. W. Vogel?Lee & Moise; J. H.
19. Adalaide Mclntosh et al. Vs.
Theodocia R. Kolb, et al.?M. W. Sea
brook; A. S. Harby.
21. Mrs. R. H. Merrill vs Emma E.
Thomas, et al.?Lee & Moise; J. H.
THURSDAY, MARCH 29TH.
22. Annie H. Peebles vs. Sumter
Trust Co.?A. B. Stuckey; Leo &
24. Louisa. Sanders, Admx. vs.
Sumter Trust Co.?A. B. Stuckey;
LiOe & Moise.
25. Seiina E. Wilson, ct al. vs.
Magnolia E. Moseley, et al.?A. B.
FRIDAY, MARCH 30TH.
26. B. R. White vs. W. J. Jackson
?L. D. Jennings; J. H. Clifton.
27 F. A. Reames vs. T. B. Law?
rence?L. D. Jennings; J.. H. Clifton.
28 B. R. White vs. W. J. Jackson
?L. D. Jennings; J. H. Clifton.
29 Geo. F. Lee vs. W. H. Shelly
ind E. R. Taylor?M. W. Seabrook;
rt. D. Epps, L. E. Wood and J. H.
SATURDAY, MARCH 31ST.
31. Frank Robinson vs. A. C. L.
Ft. R. Co. et al?L. D. Jennings, A. S.
Harby; M. Reynolds.
32. Frank Robinson vs. A. C. L. R.
R. Co.?L. D. Jennings, A. S. Harby,
33. E. M. Joyner vs. A. C. L. R.
Et. Co.?L. D. Jennings; M. Reynolds.
MONDAY, APRIL 2ND.
34. Winnie Baker, ot al. vs. Penn
Sumter Lumber Co. ct al?A. B.
Stuckey; Lec & Moise.
35. Geo. D. Shore and Bro. vs. It.
C. and M. J. Wactor?Geo. D. Levy.
36. P. L. B. Hodge, et al. vs. DUie
T. Johnson?Wood and Duffle; Davis
Sr. Wideman, Purdy & Bland, A. S.
37. Margaret H. Chandler vs. Wm.
Shaw?J. H. Clifton; L. D. Jennings.
TUESDAY, APRIL 3RD.
3S. Elizabeth M. DeLorme VS.
Robt. B. MacNeale?Purdy & Bland;
A. S. Merrimon.
39. B. J. Singleton, et al. vs Ade?
line McCoy?L. D. Jennings; J. H.
40. F. M. Eargle vs. Sumter
Lighting Co.?R. D. Epps; Lee &
Moise, Purdy & Bland, J. H. Clifton.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL ITH.
41. Nelson Harry, Adm. vs. A. C.
L. R. R. Co.?L. D. Jennings and A.
S. Harby; M. Reynolds.
42. Williams Mill Mfg. Co. vs. C.
C. Parier, et al.?L. D. Jennings;
Walker S. Utscy.
4 3. O'Donnell & Co. vs. Tansoy J.
Hodge, Ex.?Lee & Moise; J. II.
THURSDAY, APRIL 5TH.
4 4. Ira Brown vs. C. L. Tisdale ?
J. II. Clifton; Lee & Moise.
15. R. M. Jones vs. W. E. Brun
son?J. H. Clifton; Lee & Moise.
46. Mendel Smith. Jr., vs. So. Ry.
Co.?J. H Clifton; Frank G. Tom
47. John McSween Co. vs. George
Geo Hs Hurst*
Undertaker Hi Eililnr.
' ' 'v '
Prtapt Atttntlen tt Oij er
AT j. o. auMi <M* site*, n. nun
Williams?Royal & Fulton; WThitney
FRIDAY, APRIL 6TH.
4 8. B. L. Beck vs. Del. Under?
writers' Ins. Co.?R. D. Epps; Gco.
49. Florence King vs. N. W. R. R.
Co.?Ray Schwartz; Purdy & Bland.
50. Annie Rhamc by Guardian vs.
City of Sumter?J. H. Clifton; R. D.
Epps and H. D. Moise.
51. Shadrack Washington vs. A.
C. L. R. R. Co.?L. D. Jennings;
SATURDAY, APRIL 7TH.
52. W. B. McLeod vs. X. W. R. R.
Co.?Miller <& Lawson; M. W. Sea
brook; J. II. Clifton
53. H. A. McLeod vs. N. W. R. R.
Co.?Miller & Lawson, M. W. Sea
brook; J. H. Clifton.
54. George Vernie vs. A. C. L. R.
R. Co.?L. D. Jennings & A. S, Harby;
M. Reynolds and L. W. McLemore.
55. Thomas Spencer, et al. vs.
Hattie Spencer, et al.?A. B. Stuckey;
J. II. Clifton.
MONDAY, APRIL 9TH.
56. Jas. Brunson, Admr. vs. A. C.
L. R. R. Co. et al.?J. II. Clifton; M.
Reynolds, L. W. McLemore.
57. R. M. McLeod, et al vs. Albert
Mixon, et al?A. B. Stuckey; ?
58. E. L. Commander vs. H. B.
Hiatt?J. H. Clifton; R. D. Epps.
59. S. J. Chandler, et al vs. Pau?
lino Keels, et al?J. H. Clifton; H. C.
TUESDAY, APRIL 10TH.
60. J. D. Gilland vs. H. W. Harby
?J. H. Clifton; L. D. Jennings and
Geo. D. Levy.
61. Paul H. Glenn vs. Marion
Myers?Nelson and Geetys and Jas.
B. Murphy; L. D. Jennings.
62. B. W. Segars, Jr., vs. Frank
Fullwood?L. D. J nnings; ?
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11TH.
63. V. R Dinkins vs. W. B. Se?
gars?J. H. Clifton; ?
|4, Turner WThite Coffin Co. vs.
Royal Undertakers?Lee & Moise; M.
65. J. C. McElveen vs. Charles
Clark?J. H. Clifton; L. D. Jennings.
66. Peter Harvey vs. H. D Barnett
?R. D. Epps; Raymon Schwartz.
THURSDAY. APRIL 12TH.
67. W. H. Brown vs. F. K. Hoi
Woman Finally Recovers
From Nervoui Breakdown
Impoverished nerves destroy many
people before their time. Often be?
fore a sufferer realizes what the
trouble is, he if on the verge of a
complete nervcus breakdown. It
is of the utmost importance to keep
your nervous system in good con?
dition, as the nerves arc the source
of all bodily power. Mrs. Rosa
Bonner, 825 N. 18th St., Binning-^
ham, Ala., says:
"I have been suffering with nerv?
ous prostration for nine or ten
years. Have tried many of the best
doctors in Birmingham, but they all
failed to reach my case. I would
feel as if I was smothering; finally
I went into convulsions. My little
Dr. Miles9 Nervine
advertised in the papers and I at
once began to take lt. I confined
to take it for some time and now 1
If you are troubled with locr of
appetite, poor digestion, weakness,
inability to sleep; if you are in a
general run clown condition r.r.d
unable to bear your part of t'.ie
daily grind of life, you need some?
thing to strengthen your nervrs.
Yon miy not realize what is the mat?
ter with you, but that is no reason
why you should delay treatment.
Dr. Miles' Nervine ?
has proven its value in nervous dis?
orders for thirty years, an;l r.ierits
a trial, no matter how many other
remedies have failed to help vou.
Sold by all druggists. If first' bottle
falls to benefit your money Is returned.
MILES MEDICAL CO., Elkhart, Ind.
man?R. D. Epps; J. H. Clifton.
68. P. W. Norman vs. J. H. Archer
?Wood & Duffle; R. D. Epps.
69. Solomon Allen vs. C. M. Wil?
son?Wood & Dufhe; J. H. Clifton.
70. A. C. U R. R. vs.. Mary A.
Dawes?L. W. McLemore, M. Rey?
nolds; hk D. Jennings.
FRIDAY, APRIL 13TH.
71. W. B. Cooper & Co. vs. P. G.
Bowman?Purdy & Bland; ?
Resolved, That no cause shall lose
its position on the calendar by reason
of the same not being reached and
called for trial on the day assigned,
but such cause shall stand in regular
order to be called for trial when the
same is reached in due course.
The National Bank Cf South Carolina
Economy in time as well as mon?
ey is Wealth. With both a paying
and receiving teller, no time is lost
in being served at this Bank.
Prompt, Courteous and Efficient
Service is our aim. If not a custom?
er already, how about your account?
C. G. ROWLAND, Pres. H, L. KcCOY, Asst. Csahler.
F. E. HI NN ANT. Cashier. EARLE ROWLAND, /? s?L C-Mt'r
FOR THE PEOPLE
The charter granted to this financial
institution causes our operations to be semi
public. In conducting this banking house,
we are under certain obligations, specified
and implied, to the community. Ari, im?
plied duty that we recognize is that of in?
forming every resident of the service which
we are here to render. Every banking fa?
cility is at your command. You are cor?
dially invited to call and discuss our per?