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FRENCH MARINES AT HAITI.
ENTER WITH CONSENT OF UNIT? ED STATES? TO GUARD LE? GATION. 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 men. 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 bluejackets. The expeditionary force is expected to remain in Haiti until lasting peace is restored. LI Ii E\FEI* SAILORS MAY GO HOME. Fast Indians In/erned With German Ship In Ctutrieston?Now Await De? velopment*, 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" **Tn*!ls 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 this year. < 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 September II. - I 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 Men. 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. I 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? complished." 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 Cow. 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 Re-established. _ ? 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 it. 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 " i 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 Chihuahua. GIRLS AND MAN DROWN. Pour Persons Lone Liven In Water. Man Dies Trying to Save Young Woman. 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, Cotton Buyer. 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. Opened. Close. Jan.tun; '.'.?? i I >ct. . .. . ,.'.?.US g.88 Dee.8.41 8.63 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 AND FIXTURES. 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? known. 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 ing. The Miller Electric Company lost! ? 11 miity * 11 htlnpf supplies the' lose o, inp, covered bj In iuran< e Heath. 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. WOMEN'S WOES. Sumter Women sin? finding Relief at East. 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 ailments." 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 AD-A-LINK 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 v_ "A ROLL OF HONOR BANK." ? 'v CAPITAL $100,000.00 EARNED PROFITS $125,000.00 . I - V.f: THAT'S WHY ;i:?i;n:::;Tinu^;i;?;?ii;:;:;n?n;?:?ui;;:;fTr7Tm.%H 1905 1915 The National Bank of South Carolina. RESOURCES $825,000.00 Largest Bank in Eastern South Carolina See our last report. Your neighbor's bank. Why not yours. It pays to patronize. C. G. ROWLAND, President G. L. WARREN, Cashier When You See avmgs Think of M NATIONAL BANK at1 ESTABLISHED 1889 SAFEST FOR YOUR SAVINGS" i -r t SUNDAY EXCURSIONS TO THE SEASHORE Round Trip Fare From SUMTER to CHARLESTON Tickets sold only for trains specified below on Sun? days, limited to date of sale. Schedule Going- Leave Sumter 6.30 A. M., Arrive Charleston 10.30 A. M. i I Schedules Returning?Leave Charleston 8.25 P. M., Arrive Sumter 12.05 A. M. For father particulars, tickets, etc., apply to O. V. Player, Ticket Agent, ?? ?? it i i ii t SUMTER, S. C. % W.J. CRAIG, J Pass. Traf. Mgr. WILMINGTON. N. C. T. C. WHITE, Gen. Pass. Agt. AtlanticCoast Line The Standard Railroad of the South