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i? 20,000 STAND
I IN BREAD LIN
More Than 1,000,000 Face
Death ls Message Brought by
Imagine a bread line of 120,000 fam
ished people waiting for twenty-four
hours a day for the dole of food that
is the sole barrier between them and
death from starvation. That is the
situation in Alexandropol, a city in
Russian Armenia, according to Miss
Hermine Dakesian, a pretty Armenian
?ri, one o? the survivors of four years
MISS H ERM NE DAKESIAN.
of the horrors of Turkish massacres
and deportations. Saved by an Ameri
can woman, she has come to this coun
try and entered Oberlin College.
With her came fourteen other Arme
nian girls in charge of Miss Adelaide
" S. Dwight, a Near East Relief worker,
who has been instrumental in helping
to save hundreds of thousands of their
people from death by starvation. Miss
Dwight, who is not given to exagger
ation and has seen conditions at first
band, says more than a million people
are facing death by starvation In Ar
menia and will perish unless America
Herself an eyewitness to the slaugh
ter of hundreds of helpless women
and children by the Turks and a vic
tim of the deportations, Miss Dake
sian, an unusually pretty girl, says
there is untold suffering in Armenia
and Syria. She praises the efforts of
the Near East Relief, formerly the
American Comm.'tte? for Armenian and
.Syrian Relief, to save as many of
-these people as possible. At Erivan,
the capital of the Armenian republic,
one hot meal is giveu out daily, and by
this relief alone the city's death rate
has been cut from a thousand daily to
an average of twenty. At Alexandro
pol, where the refugees from Turkish
Armenia were driven by thousands, the
situation is appalling, Miss Dakesian
says. It is to avert these wholesale
deaths that Near East Relief Is making
a nation-wide appeal for funds.
BOY SCOUTS IN
Strangest Troop of All in Con
stantinople Being Made Into
American Boy Scout training is aid
ing prominently in the rehabilitation
of hundreds of little Armenian boy
refugees from the Turkish massacres,
who have been organized into a scout
troop in Constantinople as the solution
of one of the most troublesome prob
lems that confronted the Near East Re
lief workers in that city.
Hounded and driven for four years,
having seen their parents and relatives
slaughtered or worse by Turks and
Kurds and themselves forced to beg,
steal or do almost anything to eke out
the barest existence, these boys had
completely lost their moral sense when
they finally found refuge in the Near
East Relief orphanges.
The boys had been clad In rags foi
?o long that they had forgotten how to
take care of clothes. This was a tragedy
when the Near East Relief had need ol
every pair of shoes and of every suit
of clothes for new boys constanfly com
Then the boys were organized aa
Boy Scouts and given their uniforms.
They began to be careful of their
school clothes as well as of their uni
They had been so often hungry they
bad come to steal without compunc
tion. When they first entered the or
phanages they continued to steal. One
boy stole a purse from his American
'teacher. For two or three weeks after
he became a Boy Scout he was obvious
ly uneasy. One day he came to her
with the purse in his hand.
"I don't want to give It back," he
said reluctantly. "But 1 have to. Tm
a Boy Scout now."
To form more scout troops to trans
form these little unfortunates into
good citizens, ls one of the reasons
why tike Near East Relief, 1 Madison
avenue, New York city, ls making iti
nimeal for; funds*_
Don't Ride on the High
Winds of Extravagance
You may be uprooted and blown away
m the blizzard's track. Probably you wiJi
never know why.
Example is.better than precept.
Don't lecture the youngsters on saving.
Start an account for Yourself.
The Peoples Bank, Edgefield, S. C. |
The home of service and where small deposits ??
are appreciated BS
Why buy new tubes and casings until
we see your old ones?
We can make them practically new. Our
service guaranteed to auto owners.
Ward & Hill
Back of Turner's Store and Near Sheppard Bros.' Office
WHICH? A season's toil wasted on a soil deficient in pliant
food, or a litde money invested in* Planters Fertilizer-and your
Truck, Cotton or Grain crop more than doubled? Make your
Progressive Southern farmers long ago realized tbs r.ecjssity of supplying ex
hausted soils with Phosphoric Acid, Ammonia and Potash, which every crop
DOUBLES YOUR YIELD
because it contains available Phosphoric Add, Ammoniki and Potash rn, the
right proportions. .
Better place your order for Planters right now, and zvoiil delayed deurery.
Ask any agent in your tom? for information, free advice, or prices, or write
us direct. Every bag is stamped with our Giant Lizard Trade Mark- Look
for it-It's for your protection.
Planters Fertilizer & Phosphate Co.
CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA
?TPAYS TO USE THEM
FOR SALE: Wannamaker's Pedi
,Teed Cleveland Big Boll Cotton
!eed. This strain advertised hy the
?overnment in fight against boll
weevil. Write for prices.
J. M. VANN,
Trenton, S. C.
I have just received a car of cedar
hingles worth $10.00 per thousand.
E. S. JOHNSON.
YOU, the buyers, are the real builders c
the final Okay upon the usc of certaii
struction when you buy a wagnn cc
refuse to buy a wagon that does net. We w?
the Thornhill Wagon is built. Upon a pla
we are wiliing to rest our case. We bclicvi
would he your way if you should build a wage
Full Circle Iron
Malleable Front Hours Plate
IMUS tn Turning
In turning and backing up, with the ordi
nary circle iron, which is only a half circle,
alsters run off the end of the track and
lang. It is difficult to make short turns and
sack up. The Thornhill full circle iron
rives a continuous track on which the bol
ters can tum.
The gears of Thornhill wagons stay in line for
ife. Instead of the usual front hound plate,
i hound plate of malleable hon is used. It is
i metal jacket braced at eight points that
keeps gears from ever getting out of linc.
)e rroven meir
eriority in the Field
Untamed highest rank for many years,
.s say they are the best and make extra
ade from the best materials, skillfully
1 are in fine condition.
garantee of highest quality goes with
ihased and are receiving ample supplies of
ch (formerly German) Potash. As usual
ly leads in best materials,
supply this year will be short of the
tage is more serious than ever before
md get your supply of Swifts Fertilizers
in your barn now.
"It Pays to Use Them."
Swift & Company
Atlanta, Ga. Charlotte, N C. New Orleans, La.
Edgefield Mercantile Co., Ed^efield, & C.
Pipe, Fittings, Pumps, Cylinders
and Well Points
Due to strikes, in both steel and coal mines, and other unsettled
conditions, it has been hard to secure material, but we have been
very fortunate in having a good stock of Pipe, Fittings, etc.
Columbia Supply Company
823 West Gervais St., Columbia, S. C.
if wagons. Yen put
i materials and ccn
int to show you how
in statement of facts
c the Thornhill way
For spokes ar.d axles tough second rrowth highland hickory is
used For hubs and felloes the sturdy white oak is preferred.
This wood grows upon the mountain side. Thc ground is hard
the climate severe. It rcs to fight for life. It has ncarlytwice
the strength of oak and hickory that grows under softer conditions.
Outdoors under shelter it remains for three to five year?. Th?
?ap dries in it, giving it a strength that's kin to steel.
Trussed Bolsters arid
Long Wear Beds
On the front bolsters of Thornhill wagons
are heavy iron plate:, running along top and
bottom-connected by rivets that run clear
through the bolster. Strength and lightness
are combined. Rear gears are strongly
ironed. There are braces on both top and
bottom that extend the full length of thc
Solid trust bars extend the full length of thc
axles giving them double strength.
If you examine the beds of Thornhill
Wagons closely you will see at once the
superiority of the construction. The
bottoms are rc-inforced over front and
Come in and examine this wagon for
yourself. We will take pleasure and
pride in showing you a Thornhill-Thc
wagon made of tough highland oak and
hickory-with features all. others lack.