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American Red Cross.
Washington, D. C.,
That the many milions of Red
Cross knitters may know the plans
of the Red Cross for future knitting,
George E. Scott, acting manager of
the national organization, today is
sued the following statement:
"When the war industries board
some time ago advised the Red Cross
that future production of knitting
yarn would be greatly reduced, we
immediately commenced to purchase
all yarns suitable for our knitting.
As a result, we have today in stock
or on order 1,400,0,00 pounds of
yarn for distribution to our chapters.
It is hoped that we may obtain some
additional yarn from wool unsuitable
for government uses.
"The expected total, however, will
be considerably below the ten million
pounds used last year. While the to
tal of yarn we can secure is being de
termined, we are studying how to
use our supply to produce only gar
ments which are most essential.
When a conclusion is reached we
will announce our full program of
"In addition to this stock of yarn
the Red Cross has on hand 1,600,000
sweaters, 134,000 mufflers, 384,000
wristlets, 228.000 helmets, and 1,
32S,000 pairs of socks,-a total of
3,674,000 articles. We are hopeful
therefore that these and such addi
tional garments as we shall be able
to make will enable us to meet the
more urgent requirements of our
men during the coming winter. In
this connection it will be interesting
to the women who have been knitting
to know that from September 1, 1917
to June 13, 1918 the Red Cross dis
tributed 5,875,000 knitted garments
to the Army and Navy of the United
States. During the same period 870,
000 knitted articles were sent to the
Red Cross commissioners in France
and Italy for distribution to soldiers,
sailors and civilians.
> "At the request of the war indus
tries board, with which the Red
Cross works in close co-operation,
we have urged chapters and individ
ual workers not to buy wool in the
open market but to secure their ma
terials through our department of
i Bureau of Publicity,
To provide for conditions brought
by Germany's constant shifting of
Americans from one camp to anoth
er with the result that parcels of
food and clothing may not reach
them for weeks, the American Red
Cross, according to advices from
Berne, has completed co-operative
arrangements with the French Relief
agencies to assist in the immediate
care of all newly arriving Americans.
Under this arrangement, French com
mittees at the German prison camps,
supply food and clothing from their
reserve stocks, until ' the Germans
see fit to let news of the arrivai get
to the Red Cross at Berne.
In the case of a transferred prison
er, the Germans frequently do'not
let his friends know his new address
for two or three weeks during which
time, of course, he receives no par
cels from the outside.
Captain Provot. in charge of
French Relief at Berne, has notified
all French Committees in prisons in
southern Germany, to supply food
and necessaries to all Americans
whether newly captured or transfer
red, the moment they arrive at any
camp where there is no American
Red Cross Committee or American
reserve stock of supplies. He has re
quested the other French prisoners'
depots at Pai'is and Lyons to send
similar instructions to all prison com
mittees supplied by them. These
French Committees also report the
arrivals of Americans to the Ameri
can Red Cross, which at once begins
regular shipment of food and cloth
ing. Any supplies furnished by the
French to Americans to maintain
them until the arrival of their par
cels from Berne, the Red Cross re
stores to the P'rench depots. The Am
erican Red Cross is establishing Am
erican Committees with reserve
stocks as rapidly as it can get in
touch with groups at different pris
ons. Such committees already are es
tablished at Tuchel, Brandenburg,
Villengen and Darmstadt.
The above communications have
just been received from division
headquarters in Atlanta with the re
quest that they be published in the
Annie M. Clisby,
FOUND: A lady's black skirt
found on the streets of Edgefield
Friday afternoon. Purchased of Ru
binstein and marked $6.50. Owner
apply to W. L. Holston.
FOR SALE : 7 shoats at $6.00 each
or $40.00 for the lot. This price
stands only till September 1st.
S. B. MARSH, Trenton, S. C.
Heaven Help the Poor.
By Dr. Frank Crane.
(Copyright, 1918., by Frank Crane)
Heaven help the poor!
I do not mean the poor in money.
For the greatest of earth have thus
been poor-Socrates, Wagner, Rous
seau, Poe, Lincoln, Whitman, and
Jesus poorest of all, who had not
where to lay His head.
I mean poor in resources.
For the only poverty that grinds,
deadens, and kills is poverty of re
When sorrow comes the poor in re
sources have no wells of inner happi
ness from which to draw.
When their money is gone they
have no inner riches.
When they drop from their sta
tion in life they know no human be
ings to turn to.
When they are bereaved they
have i o tides of faith to support
They are poor in self-mastery, and
their environment overcomes them.
They are poor in discipline, and
their own selves fall upon them arid
They are poor in enthusiasms, and
when their one little interest is gone
they have no other.
They are poor in friends, and to
their calamity is added loneliness.
They are poor in passion, and to a
love-hungry world have nothing to
They are poor in thoughts, and as
Robert Louis Stevenson says, do not
have so much as two ideas to rub
against each other while waiting for
They are poor in work, having
never found their task, without
which no soul can be happy.
They are poor in time, having
smothered creative leisure by the
clutter of the unimportant.
They are poor in beauty, having
never learned to see it, let alone
feed upon it.
These are the wretched ones of
they earth. They stand, shivering
souls, looking through the window at
the warmth of life ; hungry souls
begging of "every passerby the bread
of praise which they cannot digest.
It's hell to be poor, poor in all
that makes life rich and strong and
easy. .. ..?.
I Its' pitiful, too to see poverty
stricken souls trying to buy real
riches with money, whereat the gods
"Wherefore do ye spend money
for that which is not bread? and
your labor for that which satisfieth
not? hearken diligently unto me, and
eat ye that which is good, and let
your soul delight itself in fatness."
Courage, and Force to the
As the toll of death of our heroic
men lengthens from day to day, we
begin to understand what our Allies
have endured for the last four years
when their weekly casualty list has
far exceeded our total since we en
tered the war sixteen months ago.
We shall have to steel our hearts to
a realization of the fact that soon
our casualty list will mount into ma
ny thousands and hundreds of thous
ands, but not until then, not until
the sorrow <has deeply touched every
heart will we as a nation understand
the war, and not until then will we
realize the agony which our Allies
have suffered and comprehend what
it has meant, while for four years
they have stood between us and the
hell of German damnation.
As we come to understand, from
personal suffering and sorrow
through the death or permanent in
validism of the flower of our civili
zation, the accursed crime of Ger
many, a righteous wrath will take
possession of our nation, and woe
betide the man who, contrary to the
teachings of God himself, shall dare
to suggest that the murderers, the
rapists, the fiends incarnate, who
made this war shall not be punished
to the uttermost! Away with all
mawkish sentiment! Away with all
false .interpretations of God's word!
that individual and national crimi
nals shall not be punished! And let
us sternly resolve that the punish
ment shall fit the crime. Let us re
member that to men whose sins were
as snow compared to the blood-drip
ping hands and souls of Germany,
Christ said, "Ye serpents, ye genera
tion of vipers! how can ye escape the
damnation of hell?"
On to Berlin, for the criminals
who have cursed the world by their
blood lust and their effort to loot
the world mut be destroyed.-Man
College of Charleston.
A college of highest standard, op
en to men and women. An intention
ally limited enrollment insures indi
vidual instruction. Four year courses
lead to the Bachelor's Degree. The
Pre-Medical course a special feature.
Military Training, established in
1917 under War Department liegu
lations, is in charge of U. S. Army
Address Harrison Randolph,
President, Charleston, S. C.
Service of Young People.
Because of the war the services of
the young people of the neighbor
hood will be in greater demand than,
usual. Unfortunately many commu
nities have not appreciated the
young women till they are deprived
of the services of many of them.
Inducement for leadership must be
offered the young people if they are
expected to stay. The community
that does not offer the industrious,
ambitious young people a chance
likely will lose them to some other
community that will offer induce
The social and industrial ideals
of the neighborhood have much to
do with the interest the young people
take in the rural community. If the
ideals are low, the industrial stand
ards easily met and neighborhood
progress at a slow rate, young peo
ple need not be expected to be en
thusiastic and zealous for the com
munity. They will rather be inclined
to become discouraged and to seek
new fields of labor for their talents.
While people are young and full
of ambition they like contest and
conquest. They are usually anxious
for a chance to lead in some kind
of progressive undertaking. They
want a part in good road movements;
they may be enlisted in a campaign
for better rural schools; most of
them will take part in social center
meetings-debates, literary societies
and reading circles.
Young people must have amuse
ment as well as work. They must be
encouraged to take recreation in the
right way and enjoy life while they
have enthusiasm. It is the duty of
the adults of the neighborhood to
assist them.-Farm and Ranch.
Keep the Parlor Well Aired.
Most country people and a good
many in the cities and towns also,
seldom have company except on Sun
day to take in the parlor; and not
even then if the weather is not suit
So do not keep your parlor or best
room shut up tight and curtains pull
ed down during the absence of com
pany. If so, it will smell damp and
musty. See that the sunshine and air
are let in daily, and have the room
smelling sweet at all times as you
may need it some day without warn
ing. It is a good idea to build a fire
in the parlor at least once a week,
whether company comes or not. Es
pecially is this true during late fall,
winter and early spring. A thorough
drying out will do the room no harm,
but instead will be a great benefit
to it. -Progressive Farmer.
Did you ever hear a bullet whizz, " j
Or dodge a hand grenade?
Have you watched long lines of
By doughboys with a spade?
Have you seen the landscape lighted
At midnight by a shell?
Have you seen a hillside blazing
Like the furnace room in Hell?
Have you camped o'ernight in a ru
With a rafter for a bed,
With thc horses stamping underneath
In thc morning when they're fed?
Have you heard thc crump-crumps
Do you know the dud-shell's grunt?.
Have you played rat in a dugout?
Then you've surely s"en the front!
-Edgar C. Outen, 1st Lieut,. F. A.
in The Stars and Stripes.
FOR SALE-One twohorse pow-'
er gas engine as good as new. Also
one House Cold Fire shrinker, with
punch and shear combined, in good'
E. W. SAMUEL.
Light Saw, Lathe and Shin
gle Mills. Engines. Boilers,
Supplies and Repairs, Porta
ble, Steam and Gasoline En
gines, Saw Teeth, Files. Belt
and Pipes, WOOD SAWS
GINS and PRESS REPAIRS
To Drive uut malaria
And Build Up The System
Take the Old Standard GROVE'S
TASTELESS chill TONIC. You know
what you are taking, as the formula is
printed on every label, showing it is
Quinine and Iron in a tasteless form.
The Quinine drives out malana, the
Von builds up the system. 50 cents
We invite the men and
come in and see our ligh
suits. Just what you need
See our beautiful assort
ECLIPSE Shirts-nothing fc
the market for the money.
Large stock of Light-Wei
derwear. All kinds to sele
See our Crossett and Selz
Oxfords for Men and I
SN THE BA
GooyrUht 1909. b? C. K. ZixstctmiP Co. - No. 51
THERE is no doubt about
money in the bank, it is
sure and positive. Maybe slow, but there
is the satisfaction that it is sure. Posi
tive in every way, both that it will grow,
and that it is safe.
: BANK OF EDGEFIELD
OFFICERS : J. C. Sheppard. President; B. E.^Nicholson, Vice-President
E. J. Mims, Cashier; J. H. Allen. Assistant Oashier.
DIRECTORS : J. C. Sheppard, Thos. H. Rainsford. John Rainsford, B. E
Nicholson, A.S. Tompkins. C. C. Fuller. E. J. Mims. J. H. Allen
OWEN BROS. MARBLE &
DEALERS IN EVERYTHING FOR
The largest and best equipped monu
mental mills in the Carolinas.
F. A. JOHNSON, Local Agent
tual Insurance Asso
Property Insured $2,500,000.
WRITE OR CALL on the under
signed for any information you may
desire about our plan of insurance.
We insure your property against
FIRE, WINDSTORM or LIGHT
and do so cheaper than any Com
pany in existence.
Remember, we are prepared to
prove to you that ours is the safest
and cheapest plan of insurance
Our Association is now licensed
to write Insurance in the counties
of Abbeville, Greenwood, McCor
mick, Laurens and Edgefield.
The officers are: Gen. J. Fraser
Lyon, Presiden, Columbia, S. C.
J. R. Blake, Gen. Agt., Secy. &
Trea.s, Greenwood, S. C.
A. 0. Grant, Mt. Carmel, S. C.
J. M. Gambrell, Abbeville, S. C.
Jno. H. Childs, Bradley, S. C.
A. W. Youngblood, Hodges, S. C.
S. P. Morrah, Willington,S. C.
L. N. Chamberlain, McCormick S. C.
R'. H. Nicholson, Edgefield, S. C.
F. L. Timmerman, Pln't Lane, S. C.
J. C. Martin, Princeton, S. C.
W. H. Wharton, Waterloo, S. C.
Greenwood, S. C.
Your Patronage Solicited.
I desire to notify the public
that I have purchased Mr. J. D.
Kemp's interest in the repair
shop and grist mill and that I
will give my personal attention
to both. Send me your corn and
I will make first-class meal.
Give me a trial is all I ask.
ALBERT L. KEMP.
Edgefield, S. C.
-F o r
J. T. HARLING
Bank of Edgefield, S. C.