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The Belgians Are A People
Almost Without A Country
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in the country have employment of some sort. These include farm
owners and lessees. The beet crop has been ruined by the armies
:md sugar factories are closed. There are no horses or other equip
ment for harvesting, or trains to move the small amount of beets that
have survived the devastation of war, and few able-bodied men to
assist the women, who are endeavoring to ward off starvation by
gathering what little remains of the crops in the field.
Antwerp's diamond cutters are in the army. Malines' tapes
try factories are in ruins. Many cotton mills are in ashes and those
(htit still stand are closed. All universities and schools have been
Abandoned. Nearly all physicians are at the front or serving in the
hospitals. Hundreds of priests and nuns are carnig for the sick and
wounded. Few churches are fit for occupancy as hospitals or other
wise. Convent homes have been deserted by the sisters. Many
are so badly wrecked they could afford no shelter.
Canals leading from Belgium to Holland, and the one railway line
between Antwerp and Uozendal constitute Belgium's only communi
cation with neutral territory. The disheartened Belgians are unable
to communicate with their .relatives whether they are refugees in
Holland or soldiers on the battle line. Their isolation is almost
complete. To the grief over their dead and the exile of their gov
ernment is now added the awful spectre of starvation.
The single day of hope is afforded by the American commission
for relief in Belgium. The liberality of Holland is described as
rplendid, but thc country's grain supply is exhausted. Great Bri
tain having limited Dutch importations, the sole source of an ade
quate food supply is the United States.
Even the few Belgians with money cannot buy food. There
is no wheat, flour, coffee or salt to be had at any price. In many
cities conditions are worse than in country districts. Bakeries are
closed and vegetables are the only diet. Supplies that the American
commission is shipping will help a little, but thousands of Belgians
positively are hungry.
Imperfect means of communication have prevented the Ameri
tan minister, Brand Whitlock, and other prominent men from advis
ing thc world fully of the terrible situation that confront thc Belgians
as hinter opens. The absence of King Albert and high government
oflk-als has made it impossible for the local authorities to make their
NEW YORK, Nov. 2.-All American contributions for relief of
starving non-combatants in Belgium will be. placed in the hands of
thc supply committee in New York city, which wjll forward food
direct as soon as sufficient funds arc obtained to make up full steam
er cargoes, Robert W. DeForest, chairman of the executive commit
tee of the Belgian relief fund, said tonight.
Rockefeller Ready To Gave
mimons i o jiar viiig uujgmuo
KOCKFELLER FOUNDATION WILL EMPLOY IMMEnJE RE
SOURCES FOR RELIEF-MANY WILL STARVE
BEFORE HELP REACHES BELGIUM
(Ry Associated Press.)
NSW YORK, Nov. 2.-Tho Rocke
feller Foundation hus determined tc
employ its immense resources for re
lief ?f noncombatants in the coun
tries afflicted by the war. It stands
ready to give "millions of dollars," il
necessary. This was announced tn
nipht by John D. Rockefeller, Jr.
president of tho foundation.
Tho foundation will send a com
mission to rcurope in a few days to
report as to how, wbon and where
aid can he rendered mott effectively.
At a cost ct $275,000 it already bas
chartered ? Bhlp and loaded it with
4.0VU ions ot provisions ror Belgian
Tho shin ls the Massapequc, thc
largest neutral vessel now in New
Yorfc harbor, lt will Ball Tuosda>
morning direct; to Rotterdam with,
a ccrtlilcaUon from the British con
sui here that its cargo ls destined for
?HO of Belgian non-combatanta only.
The. supplies will bc distributed by
tho Belgian relief commission.
Mr. rockefeller has been In com
munication with Ambassador Page at
London and made public a cablegram
In which tho ambassador describes
the dire need ot tho Belgians and
aar? "it will require a million dol
lars' a month for seven .or eight
months to prevent starvation."
"In fact." tho ambassador added
"many will starve now boforo food
cnn reach them."
Mr. Rockefeller made it clear in his
announcement that steps taken by
Chp foundation "will ho absolutely!
noutral." Tho commission /nf Inves
tigation will he headed by Wickliffe
Rose, a director general of tho Inter
tint ional health commission.
"This action will but supplement
the public spirited efforts ot tho Bel
gian, relief committee," said Mr
Rockefeller In announcing the foun
"Immediately upon receiving Am
bassador Page's message the Rooke*
fe ll or foundation enlisted tho coopera
tion ot the. ?hipping department of
the Standard Oil company of New
York In securing tho vessel and at
the same - time gladly availed itself
ot.thc voluntary services of Mr. Lio
nel Hagenaers, a Belgian, now resi
dent In Now York and member ol
the Belgian relief committee, In pur
chasing the cargo.
"The cargo will consist of: .
"28,500 barrels of flour.
"l-i,ooo packets (100 pounds each)
"3.000 bags (200 pounds each) ol
"1,000 boxes (100 pounds each) ol
"Tho British consul has kindly
agreed to certify that these supplloi
aro: absolutely for tho old of non
combatants and should not bc delay
ed In transit "
will he driven from tho Belgian coast
within a week.
Allies Lo&tes Havo Be n Much.
Len Hutu Germana hi
(By Associated Presa)
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Bruges how ts open to tho Allies, ow
ing to their recapture of Routers and
the Germana are digging new trench
es behind Ghent with feverish energy.
To do this- is to announce their re
treat," This statoment 1? made In Gie
Observer in a dispatch dated "Near
the Franco-Belgian frontier."
Tho message continues:
- "? German officer captured yester
day estimates that there have been
150,000 Germans ailed or wounded
Since thc occupation of Ostend. Whole
batteries and battalions have been an
nihilated. Thousands have been
drowned as tho result of the opening
of dtkea. In hand to hand fighting
the German losses have far exceeded
those of Al Ilea.
"The shattered German regiments
are being given no tim* to reform.
They ore abandoning their wounded,
guns ead transports. Unless their fleet
comes put to ere*** ft djv?re|ofl, tbey
LONDON, Nov. 2.-"As showing the
huge Gorman losses In the Ypres re
gion lt is' stated the British soldiers
havo burled more than 26,000 Ger
mans."-Message to tho Weekly Dis
. "There are many great plies of Ger
man'dead around Dlxmude. Dix
miiHo is a heap of rul,?. The only
inhabitant remanlnlng is an aged
peasant. woman who retases to quit
her ruined home.
"German aeroplanos on Thursday
landed five bombs in Ypres, wounded
Foley's Honey and Tar Com poa nd
Croup scares you. The loud hoarse j
croupy cough, choking and gasping for J
breath, labored breathing, call for im
mediate relief. The very first doses of
Fplcy'e Honey and Tar Compound will
master tho croup, lt cuts the thick
mucus, eloora away the phlegm and
opens ap and eaaea the air passages.
Harold Berg. Mass. , Mich., writes
!'We givo Foley's Honey and Tar to
bur children for croup and lt always
act? quickly." Every user is a friend.
The .perso? who, leads, you Halo temp-J
tatton seldom leads you out.
?ld you ever think hov; transitory .
most of tho friendships of life are- 1
how very SIIKM the tie that hinds us
even to those whose company we en
joy, and whose pleasure we would '
promote. How easily change of place I
or circumstance crowds out the old (
occupants of the heart and welcomes
new ones in! We are surrounded with
pleasant people, their society (Ills :
a large place in our lives, their rcs- I
peet and esteem is highly valued; we
are glad to receive and render fav
ors; but lot uo be removed from them <
but a short distance. Just so that the i
eyes of our dally life do nat Interest <
each other, and somehow they fade <
Imperceptibly, but surely away, Just i
as the mist fades or the closing day '
larkens. And tho death-they whose 1
liven, while living, seemed a necessity i
to our own, and whose death was like ]
an eclipse of all our Joyous being- i
now easily we become accustomed to i
their absence, and daily duties and i
new-found loves bridge over the aw
ful chasm and fill the gloomy chaos
whloh their departure made. i
But some friendships live; some :
lov<> takes such deep hold upon the I
heart that- I
Time but the Impression stronger
.. Streams their channels deeper
>H you ever go Into somo dear old <
heme, where tho walls were hung <
with glowing masterpieces of nature
and life-grandeur to awe the soul,
t.nd beauty to delight the eye, and
where tho ceilings were illumined by ?
(ho hand ot genius and radiant with
the very smile and tdumps \)f art? \
These pictures may be moved some ?
times for others; but tho frescoed
miracles of art stay steadfast in their
place. No chango disturbs them, hut
there they remain, growing ripe ano
mollow with age. Just so lt is with
the heart. Many pleasant occupations '.
come and go, but there aro those who
stay. Uko tho frescoes on the walls ,
and arc an intogral portion of the
heart itsolf. He who has such friends
-whose memory ts a picture gallery. <
where in frescoed beauty smile thc
faces of unfading love-is rich in
deed, rich in goods that cannot be
purchased in the market, and whose
value does not fluctuate with thc
prlco of gold. That you and I. dear
reader, may have such friends and
deserve them, is the wish of Uncle
A few days ago. Just as the sun was
rising, lu the stillness of the beautiful
morning wo heard tho rumble and
roar of a great train leaving the dc- ;
pot Turning our eyes that way, wo
found the train Itself concealed from
view, but Us progress was marked
by tho great bursts of smoko which
constantly rose from tho engine, mak- i
lng tho changing position and prog- ?
ross of thc train. Never before had
wo seen such a trailing banner, full
half a milo In length, as that englue ;
bore through tho clear thin air of
that frosty morn. Rolling out in groat
black billows, it would widen and
whiten, unroll and spread, and pile up
In fantastic shapes, only to unroll
again and take on other Bhapes more
fantastic still, still rising higher and ;
growing moro impalpable and elem- j
until at last lt molted imperceptibly
aWay, swallowed up by thc surround
Looking at this wonderful, ever
shifting and ever whitening panora
ma,-we thought how Uko it was to the
memory which a good man leaves be
hind him. Seen in tho present, his
life, at best, is full of imperfections,
viewed with black lines of selfishness,
ambition or greed-bujt, as thc years
pass away, these fade out In the mel
? - . ? - ? ?? - * . a-.-.LUL'.HJ
i uv. Mi'.iii ut mm-, n%3 ill m rt nuu o|n;un
of them no more, and so at last his
memory comes to be purified of all
stain, and 's over after an inspiration
for goodness and truth to all who
think upon it; and the man himself,
according to his position and influ
ence, is enshrined In the lovo of
friends and relatives or taken Into
tho world'a wide heart, is cannonized
as a saint and made a patent power
forevermore. Happy they be, who
leave such memories behind!
It isn't necessary for a man to
make a fool ot himself over a woman
-unless bo does lt before he ls twen
ty-flvo or after he ia seventy.
Never threaten to kiss a girl-un
less you make good; most girls bato
. To be important is ono thing; but to
feel important ? Th<*re you have the
fellow who enjoys ht? own society.
Eve would never ha? o become en
ta?gled with the serpant If she had
had another woman io gossip with.
There's nothing so bard to ride as
a young broncho," said Mox Cray to?.
"Ob, I dont know," said L Did you
ever try the water wagon?
Our snecial tax of $105,000.000
which wo must pay Just because sev
eral other nations are at war gives
.... ? ......?...! 1.1.1 Mtm . ~ ._V._? ..._..!.,
,.o m UBUiUi ?.??*. ?ko 1*7 Tr tint T..; nuUlU
have to pay if we were t?.t war. Tho
lesson should be worth.the price; It
will be lt we profit hy lt, otherwise
It seems now that that famou* "tar
iff for revenue only" doesn't produce
What ls the best thing any one cad
get tor his dinner? Hungry.. ,
A brand new one dollar bill was
placed in Sam Whitton'? store win
dow at Pendleton and offered for sale
at KS cents. The bill remained in tho
window five days before lt was sold.
Because some men don't stand np
for their town ls one of the reasons
why their town looks so run down.
lt ls a question sometimes whether
a shingle ls need to bett-sr advaatage
on the roof of a house or on the seat
of a email boy's trousers.
Lives of ftv? ?ea o?r rwiai tis
We can rl?o by mean? of toil,
And, departing, leave behind us
Footprints on the new turned soil.
Sonic folks think so much about
what they are going to do next that
they can't give the right Hort of at
entlon to what they aro doing now.
Somo folks kick the preachers who
\ro too great cowards to kick any
Some people find fault with mc be
cause I don't suit them. That makes
ne laugh. I never started out cspo
.lally to suit Ibera. I never found but
inc person In my Ufo whom I seemed
io suit very well. That person ls my
wife, and I sometimes discover that
t do not suit her Just exactly. The bu
siness of life is to do our part in it
lust tho best wo know, how, and let
ill those who whine because they arc
not oui ted with us just go on whin
ing If they Want to.
Keep on smiling whether you have
?nything to smile.about or not, and
you aro sure to run across something
to Justify tho pleased expression be
? KARNHS NOTKS. 0
I) O O O 0 0 (1 ? o o o o o O o o o o o <?
Wc arc slow because we are not
I sometimes think I cnn wish for
moro, and get less than any other
Tho people advocate for others
much that they do not do for themsel-.
Some tomboys become excellent wo
men, but sissy-boys rarely becomo
Mrs. T. D. Tucker of llearomont,
Ga., recently spent a week here at tho
homo of A. P. Barkedale.
Mrs. W. A. PetUgrew and Miss Rose .
Tucker, Misses Kate Hutchinson, Jes- I
Bio Herron, Iva Wiles. Mrs. S, A. ;
Morgan and Miss Roso Tucker wero tn ?
Anderson last week and the gossipers
3ay they can hear wedding bells al
Mr. J. Monroe Burriss of Hester was'
here recently with relatives.
Mr. T. 8. McCrary, John Wiles, Les
ter Pettigrew, Charley -Drown and
Hose Lan ton were in Anderson last
week on Important business.
A little child of Mr. and Mrs. A. P.
Barksdalo* bas been dangerously ill
but ls now convalescing.
Messrs. J. C. Strickland and J. C.
Fields went to Belton las? Saturday
to seo relatives.
Mr. J. H. Barksdale of Hcardmont
Qa., wes hero Saturday and Sun?ay
viewing bis old stamping ground.
Mrs. G. W. Brown ia ai home nov,-,
having spent a week m borgia with
nor daughter, Mrs. Lem Mauldln.
Mr. J. W. Burlies of Calhoun Palls
was her<- Saturday and Sunday.
Mr. J. J. Bonds and daughter, M i HS
Mildred from Clear Creek were here
recently with friends and relatives.
Rev. C. W. Steno lilied t j appoint
ment 1? re Saturday and Sunday and
Ka ve hearers two good sermons.
The se rctary's report of the Sunday
school v.-as very good. Your superin
tendent will he glad to see you all
jut ar lin next Sunday and bring
some <>ne with you. Don't forset that
the M "?lier's class meets every SUIK
lay and the teacher will be glad to see
you out. Try to get thc habit of going
o Sunday Behool and there cultivate
[hat habit. If you are a mother, thia
VVonien Suffer Terribly From Kidney
Around on her feet all day-no won
der a .ven?an hos backache, headache,
stiff swollen joints, weariness, poor
sleep and kidney trouble. Foley Kid
soy Pilla g.7C quick relief for these
trouliles. They strengthen tho kid
noys - tako away tho aches, pain and
weariness, weak back and swollen
KCbiuR joints due to kidney and blad
der trouble. Try Foley Kidney Pills
and see how much better you feel.
o RIDGEWAY ITEMS o
The farmers of this section are busy
picking cotton and sowing grain. But
the biggest portion of the cotton is al
Miss Elise Rainey hos been very sick
but is improving rapidly.
Mrs. T. L. and J. H. Rnlney visited
Mrs. Dean Hall Thursday.
Several of tho people of this commu
nity attonded the Wild West 8how.
The teachers and Dart of the pupils'
ii tended the Hallowe'en party at Starr
Best Cough Medicine for Children.
"Tnrce years ago when I was living
in Pittsburg ono of my children had
a hard cold and coughed dreadfully.
I'pon the advice of a ruggiBt I pur
chased a bottle of Chamberlain's
Cough Remedy and it bencfltted him
at onco. I fl nd it the best cough med
icine for children because it is pleas
ant to take. They do not object to
taking |t," writes Mrs. Lafayette
Tuck, Homer City, Pa. This remedy
contains no opinion or other narco
tic, and may be given to a child aid
confidently oe to an adult. Sold by
Considerable Feeling Against War,
NEW YORK. Nov. 2.-James Lar
kin, tho Irish labor leader, who ar
rived hero tonight on thc Amerlvnn
liner St. Louis, said there was con
siderable feeling in England, Ire
land,. Wales and Scotland again*! the
war. Most of the Irishmen who haye
cone to thc war. he Bald, are terri
o STARR NEWS o
oooooooo ooo o o o o o
STARR, Nov. 3.-The Hallowe'en
party on last Friday night In the
school building was a success in every
particular. Tho children enjoyed to
thc fullest seeing thc witches and
! ghosts and especially tao old lady
I with 100 pockets, all filled with del
icious candies and luscious fruits.
J Tho patrons and friends pf the
school here, are sincerely urged to
I come out to the school building this
I evening at 8 o'clock to hear Miss Mag
i gie Carlington. *
Rev. W. B. Hawkins with his child
ren, Albert, Charlie and Margaret,
and Misses Kennerly and Galloway,
all ot Townvlllc, visited in Starr on
Miss Annie Shirley spent the .vcek
end in Anderson with, her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. James Shirley.
Messrs. T. B. Jones and Frank
Hawkins with Miss Nell Kellett of
Townville spent the week-end with
Mr. and. Mrs. C. C. Jone's.
Mrs. C. C. Smith, with her little
daughter, Cecil and Raymond Dodson
spent part of the past week hero
Miss Annie Mae, Master Dean, and
little Miss Elizabeth Russell of An
derson, spent the week-ehd with-their
undo and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Luther
Mr. Clyde Shirley of the South Caro
lina visited friends here the past
Mr. HCSB of Pittsburg, Penn., has
lo rai cd here and opened up a barber
shop over the band building.
TURVILLE SCHOOL NEWS.
Our school building bas undergone
a vast improvement since the opening
I The walls have been made attrac
tive by new pictures, the blackboards
lu? ve bad chalk holders attached to
them, a teachers' desk has been
placed in each room; a flower and
newspaper stand has been placed in
tho vcatibule and numerous other' lit
tle improvements have been made.
On,'tho outside of tho building a
number of improvements have been
made alco. Swings for thc pleasure
of thc girls, jumping apparatus and
other'things for the days. Another
improvement is: Old Glory floating
over the building.
This work has been done by the
boys of our school. The older boys
superintended it and also helped to
do thc real work.
On Monday, October 20, the class
officers were elected. For senior
class: Pr?sidant Paul Smith; vice
president, Sam Ea. la; secretary and
treasurer. Miss Ruby Reer ea For
junior class, president, Otis Bolt;
vice-president, Miss Mae Shirley; sec
retary, and treasurer, Miss Alllne Led
betttr. - '" . :,f* . '
(MISS) WINNIE CRUSES,
Pancake flour, two packages
Buckwheat flour, two pack
ages for. ..25c
Malaga grapes at, per
pound. .. .. 20c
Fla. Oranges, at 20c and 25c
Kalamazoo celery at 10c,
3 for 25c.
Sweet potatoes at, a peck
Kingans Reliable hams and
breakfast bacon, just the
thing for breakfast now.
New lines of cerials just tn.
Okra and tomatoes at, a
can. .. 10c
Pie peaches at, a can? . loc
New lines of cereals just in.
Blackberries, at 10c and i5c
Red Raspberries, while they
last-regular 35c can
White "Royal Anne" Cher
ries-regular 35c value .
Don't fail to include with
your order three can? of the
famous,., and., delightful
"Golden. . Glow" coffee;
Satiof, ction guaranteed?.
California peaches .2 for 25c
Cooking apples, peck . .25c
Black walnuts, quart .... 5c
Mince meat, package . .toe
Bring your coupons here
for "Clean Easy" soap. We
will gladly redeem them for
309 N. Main St.,
ANDERSON, S~ C.
We beg m announce that on I hurray, Friday and Saturday, November 5,6, and 7th, we
will open our place at No. 130 West Benson Street to the public and YOU are Cordially
Invited to come in and see the beautiful line of magnificent inanes and organs weihive ott
you contemplate the purchase of a piano or organ, or not, we wish you to call
and pay us a visit; your mere presence will add pleasure to the occasion, and we aili? *lv
hop? that you wUl call Thursday. Friday or Saturday.
The v&mhw>t Piano and Organ store will oe an innovation for Anderson, for the
PURCHASE OUTRIGHT all plt?o^ and organs carried in stock, PAYING
SPOT CM$H ipr them-hence our ability tbsel} th?m MUCH CHEAPER than the "other
fellow.'* : s <?:i?$y??
iJf?T,#^ ?"** hear these '
P^^jjMM^ TW ?ES.T manufactured?
body; andJOMEMBER that we are going to sell Pianos and Organs CH??P?R thai
have EVER BEEN SOLD in South Carolina.
Yoii Are Most Cordially Invited o Come.
M. M. P?TT?KSO?, Manager.
N*>. 130West Benson Street