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War Council on Retirement An
nounces Cash and Supplies
WORKERS WILL "CARRY ON."
Five Big Societies In World Wide Plan.
H. P. Davison Heads International
American Red Gross Commission.
Dr. Livingston Farrand Permanent
Leader of Peace Organization.
Washington.-(Special.)- Henry P.
Davison as chairman issues the follow
ing statement on behalf of the War
Council of the American Red Cross :
"To the American People:
"The War Council of the American
Red Cross appointed by President Wil
son on May 10, 1917, to carry on the
work of the American Red Cross dur
ing the war, at their request and by
vote of the Central Committee, ceased
at midnight, February 2S. .
"Immediately the armistice was
signed the War Council instituted
studies to determine when the strict
ly war work of the organization would
have been sufficiently matured to en
able the direction of affairs to be re
sumed by the permanent staff. Henry
P. Davison, being in Paris when the
armistice vas signed, -summoned a
conference there of the heads of all
the Red Cre ss Commissions iii Europe
to canvass the situation. After con
sidering all the factors it was con
cluded to make the transition on
March L The very fortunate choice
of Dr. Livingston Farrand as the new
chairman o! the Central Committee,
and thereby the permanent chief ex
ecutive of tie Red Cross, makes possi
ble tho consummation of this plan un
der the mos favorable conditions.
Accounts Audited by War Department.
"Detailed reports to Congress and a
complete audit of-its accounts by the
War Department will constitute the
final record of Red Cross activity dur
ing the war. Although it has been
the rule to make public all expendi
tures when authorized and to give de
tailed information relative to ail work
undertaken, the War Council in turn
ing over Its responsibilities to Dr. Fur
rand and his associates desire to give
a brief resume uf. Jit-rt Cross war time
activities to the American people, to
whom the Red Cross belong, and whose
generous contributions have made pos
sible all that has boen accomplished.
"During the past nearly twenty-one
months the American people have
given in cash and supplies to the
American Re 1 Cross more than ?400,
000,000. No value can be placet! upon
the contributions of service which
have been gb'en without stint and of
tentimes at great sacrifice by millions
of our people.
"The effort of the American Red
Cross In this war has constituted by
far the largest voluntary gifts of
rooney, of hand and heart, ever con
tributed purely for the reliof of hu
man suffering. Through the Red Cross
the heart and spirit of the whole
American people have been mobilized
to take care of our own, to relieve the
misery incident to the war, and also
to reveal to the world the supreme
ideals of our national life.
"Everyone who has had any part In
this war el?or: of the Red (.'ross is en
titled to coi grat?late himself. No
thanks from anyone could be equal in
value to the self satisfaction every
one should feel for the part taken.
Fully 8,000,000 American women have
exerted themselves in Red Cross serv
Has Over 17,000.000 Adult Members.
"When we entered tile war the
American Red Cross had about 500.000
members. Today, as thc result of the
receut Christmas membership Roll
Call, there are upwards of 17,()!>0.0!)0
full paid members outside of the mem
bers of the junior Red Cross, number
ing pciiiaps 0 000,000 school children
"The chief effort of the Red Cross
during the war has been to care for
our men in service and to aid our
army and navy wherever the Red
Cross may be called on to assist. As
to this phase o:' the work Surgeon Gen
eral Ireland of the U. S. Army recent
ly said : The lied Cross has been an
enterprise as vast as the war itself.
From the beginning it bas done those
things which the Army Medical Corps
wanted done, bat could not do itself.'
"The Red Cross endeavor In France
has naturally been upon an exception
ally large geale where service has
been rendered to the American Army
apd to the French Army and the
French people is well, the latter par
ticularly durir.g the trying period
when the Allied World was waiting
for the American Army to arise In
force and power. Hospital emergency
service for our army in France has
greatly diminished, but the Red Cross
Is still beiug called upon for service
upon a large s.-ale in the great base
hospitals, when? thousands of Ameri
can sick and wounded are still receiv
ing attention. At these hospitals the
Red Cross supplies huts and facilities
for the amusen ent and recreatior of
the men as they become convalescent.
Our Army of Occupation in Germany
was followed with Medical units pre
pared to render the same emergency
aid und rapply service which was the
prlm.ir.r business of the Red Cross
during hostilities. The Army Canteen
service along th? lines of travel has
actually incteased since the armistice
"As foi work among ihe French pee
pie, now that hostilities have ceased
the French themselves naturally pre
fer as far as possible to provide fo
their own. It has accordingly been de
termincd that the guiding principle o
Red Cross policy In France hencefortl
shall be to have punctilious regard t<
its every responsibility, but to direc
Its efforts primarily to assisrin;
French relief societies. The liberate!
and devastated regions of France bav<
been divided by the government inti
small districts, each oflicially assigne!
to a designated French relief organi
"The American Red Cross work li
France was initiated by a commission
of eighteen men who landed on Frencl
shores June 13, 1917. Since thei
some 9,000 persons have been upon tin
rolls In France, of whom 7,000 wen
actively engaged when the armistice
was signed. An indication of the pres
ent scale of the work will be obtainer
from the fact that the services of G.00I
persons are still required.
"Our American Expeditionary Fora
having largely evacuated England, th<
activities of the Red Cross Cominis
sion there are naturally upon a dimin
ishing scale period. Active* operation!
are still In progress in Archangel ai!(
"The work in Italy has been almos
entirely on behalf of the civilian pop
ulatlon of that country. In the critica
hours of, Italy's struggle the Amerlcai
people, through their Red Cross, sen
a practical message of sympathy anc
relief, for which the government anc
people of Italy have never ceased n
express their gratitude.
Supplies and Personnel to Near East
"The occasion for such concentra
tlon of effort in Italy, England, Rel
gium and even In France having natur
ally and normally diminished, lt ha
been possible to divert supplies anc
personnel in large measure to the ah
of those people in the Near East \vh<
have hitherto been Inaccessible to out
side assistance, but: whose suffering;
have been upon an appalling scale
The needs of these peoples are so vas
that government alone can meet them
but fhe American Rod Cross is makin?
an effort to relieve immediately th?
more acute distress.
"An extensive group of Amoricnr
workers has been dispatched to carri
vitally needed supplies, and to wort
this winter in the various Balkan couti
tries. In order to co ordinate their ac
tivitles, a Balkan commission has beer
established, with headquarters ai
Rome, Italy, from which point alou<
all the Balkan centers can be reacher
"A commission has just reached Po
land with doctors and nurses, medica
supplies, and food for sick ch II firer
and invalids. An American Red ('ros.?
Commission has also been appointee
to aid In relieving the suffering of Rus
sinn prisoners still confined in Germar
"An Important commission is rilli
working in Palestine. Through the
war special co-operation has beer
given to the Armenian and Syrian Re
lief Commission, which was the onlj
agency able to carry relief In the In
terior of Turkish dominions.
Red Cross Will Continue.
"Red Cross effort is thus far flung
It will continue to be so. But th?
movement represented by this work
has likewise assumed an intimate place
in the daily life of our people at home
The army nf workers which has beor
recruited and trained during the wai
must not be demobilized. All our ex
perience' in the war shows clearly that
there is an unlimited field for service
of the kind which cnn be performed
with peculiar effectiveness by the Ked
Cross. What its future tasks may br
it is yet impossible to forecast. We
know that so long as there,is an Amer
ican army in the field the Red < 'ross
will have a special function to perform.
"Nothing could be of greater impor
tance to the American Red Cross than
the plans just set in motion by the five
great Red Cross societies of the world
to develop a program of extended ac
tivities in the interest of humanity.
The conception involves not alone ef
forts to relieve human suffering, bul
to prevent it; not alone a movemeni
by the people of an individual nation
but an atrcmpt to arouse all people tn
a sense of their responsibility for th?
welfare of their fellow beings through
ont the world. It is a program both
ideal and practical. Ideal in that its
supreme aim is nothing less than ver
itable "Peace on earth good will tc
men," and practical In that it seeks tc
take means and measures which arc
actually available and make them et
fective in meeting without delay th?
crisis which ls daily recuiront in the
lives of all peoples.
"For accomplishing its mission in
the years of peace which must II?
ahead of us the Red Cross will require
the ablest possible leadership, and
must enjoy the continued support, sym
pathy, and participation in its work
of the whole American people. It is
particularly fortunate that such a man
as Dr. Livingston Farrand should have
been selected as the permanent head
of the organization. The unstinted
fashion in which all our people gave
of themselves throughout the war is
the best assurance that .our Red Cross
will contir ae to receive that co-opera
tion which will make Us work a source
of pride and inspiration to every Amer
Mr. Davison, as chairman of the In
ternational Commission of the Ameri
can lied Cross, has undertaken to rep
resent the American Red Cross in the
preparation of the program for extend
ed Red Cross activities, and will spend
the next several months in Europe in
Consul?ation with other Red Cross soci
eties for that purpose. ' .
TET! V7AR COUNCIL OF THE AMER
ICAN BED CROSS.
Henry P. Davison, Chairman.
Notice of Final Discharge.
To All .Whom These Presents May
WHEREAS, J. Earle Ouzts has
made application unto this Court for
Final Discharge as Administrator in
re the Estate of A. C. Ouzts deceased,
on this the 24 day of February, 1919.
THESE ARE THEREFORE, to
cite any and all kindred, creditors, or
parties interested, to show cause be
fore me at my office at Edgefield
Court House, South Carolina, on the
24 day of March 1919, at ll o'clock
a. m., why said order of Discharge
should not be granted.
W. T. Kinnaird,
J. P. C., E. C., S. C.
February 24, 1919.
One 12 H. P. Gasoline Engine. One
20 inch Meadows Corn Mill, in good
condition. Will sell cheap or trade
for Liberty Bonds or War Savings
Stamps. Apply to
G. C. Jordan,
Callison, S. C.
Ten thousand feet of lumber at my
John R. DeLaughter,
North Augusta, S. C.
Two mules, a middle-buster, a
Chattanooga turn plow, a disc har
row. Apply to
N. L. Brunson.
The County Treasure"':, office will
be open for the purpose of receiving
taxes from the 15th dav of October,
1918,to the 15th day ot March, 1919.
All taxes shall be due and payable
between the 15th day of October,
1918, and December 31st, 1918.
That when taxes charged shall not
be paid by December 31st, 1918, the
County Auditor shall proceed to add
a penalty of one per cent, for Janu
ary, and if taxes are not paid on or
before February 1st, 1919, the Coun
ty Auditor will proceed to add two
per cent, and five per cent additional,
from the 1st of March fb the 15 th of
March, after which time all unpaid
taxes will be collected by the Sheriff.
The tax levies for the year 1918
are as follows:
For Statepurposes 8V4.
For Ordinary County 7
For Constitutional School Tax 3
For Antioch 4
For Bacon School District 7%
For Blocker 2
For Blocker-Limestone ' 4
For Colliers 4
For Flat Rock 4
For Oak Grove 3
For Red Hill 4
For Edgefield 8
For Elmwood No. 8 2
For Elmwood No. 9 2
For Elmwood No. 30 2
For Elmwood L. C. 3
For Hibler 3
For Johnston ll
For Meriwether (Gregg) 2
For Moss 3
For Ropers 2
For Shaw 4
For Sweetwater 4
For Trenton 8 Vz
For Wards * 2
For Blocker R. R. (?ortio'n)* 15
For Elmwood R. R. (portion) 15
For Johnston R. R. . 3
For Pickens R. R. 3
For Wise R. R. 1V*
For Corporation ll
All the male citizens between the
[ages of 21 years and 60 years, except
those exempt by law, are liable to a
poll tax of One Dollar each. A capi
tation tax of 50 cents each is to be
paid on all dogs.
The law prescribes that all male
citizens between the ages of 18 and
55 years must pay $2.00 commuta
tion tax. No communtation is includ
ed in the property tax. So ask for
road tax receipt when you desire to
pay road tax.
JAMES T. MIMS,
Co. Treas. E. C.
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Greenwood, S. C
For Nineteen and Nineteen
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Besides the mixed goods, we carry a large stock of
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Come in to see us and get our prices before you make
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