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VOLUME XXX. LAURENS, SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 16, 1914.
In answer to the appeal for aid
from Belgium for the thousands of
Belgian babies that are dying for the
want of milk, a country-wide move
ment has been started by the younger
mothers to collect malted milk or
money to send them. A group of
young matron's in Laurens have band
ed together as a committee to solicit
subscriptions and they will be glad
'to receive contributions either of
money or malted milk. Mrs. W. G.
Lancaster, Academy street, and Mrs.
Carlos R. Moseley, North Harper
street, have consented to receive con
tributions and will forward everything
That the amount of suffering in Bel
glum can hardly be exaggerated can
be judged by a description of condi
tions there by Irvhi S. Cobb and pub
lished in Th'Advertiserat the request
of the baby relief committee here. In
this article he writes in part as fol
I could multiply instances from the
observation of others. There was,
for example, the group of 200 refu
gees who arrived in Holland early in
November. They carried with then
four dead, new born babies.
.It was the same story which one
hears everywhere. The mothers were
so reduced by privation that they had
no milk of their own. As for cow's
lk, it was not to be had for any
Add another picture, brought out
by an American from Belgium. Hle
stood one morning by the back door
of a German cook camp, watching a
group of Belgian women grubbing
through the trash heap piled up be
hind the camp. All these women car
"What are they doing?" he asked
a German.sergeant with whom .he
struck up acquaintance.
0Scraping our condensed milk
cart," said the sergeant. - "Its the
only way to get~milk for their babies.
I've seen them run their fingers
round a can which lookbd as bright
as a new coin, and hold them into the
babies' mouths to suck. My company,"
he added, "has been getting along
without milk in its coffee and giving it
I BOOSTER GJ
Miss Ruth Patton was the best
Ithe gold watch. Wholl will wear
given to the Blooster not having
1)01s froml the count of Monday,
Are you getting all your baby
-8Show? Get your patrons inm on 'V
S'ee the Blulletin Boar d at our
Baby.-Show. Register at 0our Sf<
for your favorite Baby and Boo0s
Ou windown were ta rmmed b
- Who will funishth I hour' of 1m1
I '* First--MIss NIt th %'t tour
Second-Mrs. Kva .eqgue.
Tird- Miss Lena , ifntree.
Fiourth-Miissm Georta iedllock.
Othmers followh* closely.
Vfer Set and the Gc
Register YOUR B
J. C. BWm
to these women. We've received no
orders to the contrary-and we're
'mlostly family men. But we're an ex
ception; and it doesn't go very far."
Here is another recent picture from
stricken Brussels, that gay, dainty,
lively city in old timos-the city
whose smiling people called It petit
Paris. The scene is the one0 busy,l
pleasant boulcavrd Uischofshcim. A
woman collapses on a bench set along
the sidewalks after the fashion of the
Greater Paris. In her arms is a baby.
A child staggers along, clinging to her
apron. The woman's face Is blue and
yellow; she is on the verge of col-.
lapse. The baby, surely not over flve
months old, has a pale, lead-colored
skin. Its mouth Is open as though
sot that way. Its eyes are closed.
Two women of Brussels pass this
unhappy group. They hurriedly ex
change some words, turn back to the
woman on the bench. Then one tsands
guard while the other hastens for sone
milk and bread-such as is to be
found in the B'russels of today. They
force a little milk between the teeth
of the mother. They let the baby
drink. - Unweaned though it is, it
drinks as though it had never drunk
To the face of the mother comes a
few patches of color. She slowly re
covers until she is able to eat a bit
of bread. The baby opens Its mouth,
drinks more greedily. "It has not fed
since two days," the mother whispers.
The mother tries to rise from the
bench but she can not. The elder
child drinks the milk that is left. It
looks curiously at the piece of bread
as if it did not know what it was. The
mother forces it to eat. A crowd has
gathered, murmuring. This sight is
not new, yet each time it draws a
little crowd. Every one would like to
give-but no one can. Who is not
poor at this moment? Many of them
have children at home ,who today
weigh less than the day they were
France and England and Germany
and Austria are issuing their lists of
the dead, which are mounting up day
by day to a ghastly million. But these
take account only of the strong young
men, who have died in the fighting.
Booster for the month and wears
the next? The next one hvili b1)0
von one, who casts the 11108. 0011 u
Dec. 1-1, to the count of Mondaty,
friends nominated for' thei Ubiy
tednesdays and Saturdad'i,
store to get the stahtilhaB in the F
re and get ..106 Botr Couponsr
ecr. Baby Signi 6bses Saturglay,
Minn tIi'ch Al'mstrong,
sh e nd singing Saturday.
bUNT MONDAY, ~
er the 42 piece Din
hid Ring for the Baby.
$s & CO.
yhey (1o not take account of mere
aion-combatants. They did not list the
wcmen who, foolishly or ignorantly
iticking to their hollies. have died un
iler the shell fire of enemies or friends.
T1'hey (o not list the weak and helpless
who have fdropped out from the pa
thetic caravans o1 refugees to perish
along the edges of the roads. 'TIpey
dc not take list of those who are be
ginning to die by liutinger in stricken
Belgium, And finally, they (10 not list
these babes of Belgium, dropping off
before their lives have fairly begun,
because there is no milk.
Let us view the situation in cold
blood. Belgium is shut off fro:n the
world-ringed with steel. 1er own
food supply was used pl) long ago,
aither by the people or by their con
(juerors. The cattle were first of all
to go; even In August I saw the Ger
mans 111 killing milch cows for rations.
A cow or a small daliry herd is left
here or there; but they are the excel
The supply of condensed milk ran
short long ago. Now milk is a neces
41ty to Ilost civilized children between
the ages of one and two years. Some
ch, ildri'en, it is true. pull through, tin
Iclr exceptional circumstances of pri
vation, without it; but these are the
nusually sturdy; they stand apart
from the rule. The average young
child must ha've milk or lie will die.
And there is no milk.
* Again, the suckling baby must have
mother's milk or a substitute. There
is, of course, no substitute to be had
in Uelgium and equally there is, little
Eery woman knows that a civilized
nursing mother must "keep uip lier
strepgth." She must have nourishing
food-in many cases special food.
Every woman knows that a certain
proportion of civilized mothers can
not feed theiv own babies even at that.
Nourishing food-special food! The
news which filters out of that locked,
stricken country to the American
commission for relief in Belgium
makes -a sarcasm and a mockery of
In many, if in not most Belgian
cities, the populace is down to one
large baker's bun a day. issued by
the municipal authorities. In some
places, the authorities have been able
to supplement that ration by one bowl
)f cabbage coup a day. One bun and
:no bowl of cabbage soup a dayfor
? nursing mother! '
Yet that Is all they have and all
hey will have this winter at the best
kmerica can do. The American com
nission hopes at best to transmit ten'
sunces of food a dayato each inhabi
ant of Belgium-and to do that the
)eople of the United States must
itrain every resource of charity. How
ittle that is for a civilized human be
ng, and especially for a nursing
nother, becomes plain when one
earns that the average inhabitnant of
wreater New York consumes 42
>unces of food a day. The best the
nothers of Belgium can hope for is
, quarter ration this winter.
Eiven allowing for the reduction of
he birth rate due to tihe war, there
lust hlave been 4i0,000 births in fBe
hum since the Germans came. There
.111 be 40,000 more Inl tis winter of
ardiship) andI privation. iew many
f tile newvly arrived 410,000 hlave al
eandy dliedi tunnecessariy-undetico
0 Oh will ever know,
llow many of tile coming 410.000 will
1e tis initer- depends upon us5 in
Lmerica--upon how miuchl food we
end to the nursing 'foth'ers,- how
iuch milk to the babies.
Entertainment, at Ora.
Ora. iDec. 14.-The teachers an~d
riends of the Ora school will give aft
intertainment F'riday night, the 18th,
or the beneflt of the school fund1(. An
tdmission fce of 20 cents will he
hargedl adults and 101 cents children.
SVery attractive program~ has been
trrangedi andi a declightful evingIl~l is
LInticipated. The program will con1
sist grincipally ot studties ini life of
amoirs pictures, statues and plays,
ho following subhjects becing thlosp 5e
ected: Pot of Uasil, Gleaners, ('ouiri
5111p of Afiles Standish, Feeding of tile
Ilirds, Mandonnia of the ('hair. Romeo
indl Juliet, Alice F'reeman MlemorIal.
Angelus.s in addlition to tile regular
)rogram, tile ILurenls tiuafrtet te will
sing a number of songs andI a play will
be NiVeh 'etititled "The Mouse Trap."
'ce 6dul''line of uphlolstered Rlock
ers, boat values we have ever shown,
k 'i. & E. H. WILKES & CO,
THE TOLL OF LIQUOR.
New York Actuary Makes Startling
Statement ats to 31ortality Among;
New York, Dec. 1o.--The loss of
flvo hundred thousand men as the
result of the present warfare could
be made good in less than ten years
through complete abstinence fioin al
coholle drinks by all the inhabitants of
Russia,' according to Arthur Hunteir.
a New York actuary, who reported to
the convenion of the Association of
Life Inhurance Presidents here today
some of the results of an exhaustive
mortuary investigation just completed
by the life insurance companies into
2,000,000 insured lives in the past 25
Mr. Hunter is chairman of the
central bircfu of the Aledico-Actuiial
Ciumilttee which has charge of the
three and one-half year inquiry. The
investigato'n delt with the exl)erience
of forty-three of the leading compan
les of the tinited States and Canada
in a great many groups of insitred
persons supposed to have a hIgher
than the average aimong insuiredl
lives. While the fundamental object
of the investigation was to enablhe the
companics in determining what risks
in the fiuture should be accepted rat
ed up or declined, Mr. Hunter said
that the resutts also could be utilized
to lengthen human life.
Taking up some of the specinc re.
sults of the investigation, Mr. Ihunter
said: "Nothing has been moire con
clusively piroven than that a steady
far larger tlh
Our stock is so larg
or how costly a GIE
among this grand d
*Aside from the persc
the standing of F)
imrint On a gif
Our entire store is a
lieand the stoci
use of aleh1olic beverages. oi occ.las
the Individual. 1In m11y judgini t, It
has also heeni proven beyonld peradl
veintuire of doubt that tot:l a.-;tan
eClce froimi alcohiol is of Value to
humaity; it is certain that abstain
ers live longer than prsols whoIts
alcoholic beverages. Among the niii
who adiiticd that theiy ha!, taken al
colhol occnsionally to excess inl the
pa st, but whose habits were (oilsid
cred satisfactory wihen they were In
sured, there were 289 deaths while
th re woul(l have been only 190 had
this group been made up of Insured
lives in general. The extra mortality
wal therefore, over 50 per cent
whicl was e,(1Iuivialent to a reduction in
the average life of these men of over
One of, the .most signlificant results
of the Investigation, he said, was the
high mortality experienced among
railroad men. Among locomotive
engineers the mortality was Cot per
cent In excess of that am1ong the in
sured as a whole, wl icl is ev aivalent 1
to five years' reduction in the aver
age life time.
"''There is a general Impression ha
saloon keeIpers do not live as long as
persons in non-hazardous occupations"
he continued, "but It is now generally
known that most clas.es whieli are
connected with either the manufac
tu re or sale of liquors have a higi
mortality. Among saloon propriet(ors
whether they attend the har or not,
there was an extra mortality of '1
per cent, the causes of death Indi
cated that a free use of alcohol bev
lecide on your(
hases before i
ig Brothers' Sto
and question a wea
'display in high-class
an ever before shown i
e and varied that no matter I
'T you desire to purchase, th4
isplay "just the article" you
nal pleasure one takes in shopp
eming Brothers, one should con
COnlveyls to the recipient. Our
the donor is a person of good
e recipient is credited with beit
person of discriminatlion.
fountain head of happy inspirat
s should bUy inspected before th
I most complete display
WVITi COMPARISON OF PR!
RS AND SILVERS
m4 0puf)C r
. ' L ' , I i i ( -|-I (h
(1rages had1( (.au sd 1"Iny of, theo
deaiths I n~li the o rt n s b-ivisi
i-ns of, the, trades cla edwith tho
L (' 1 11a r an1d salE of lIoholI,
1h1 w4- as only onv ci..s w'hich had a
nor l-1 Inortal1ity * and11 thalt w s tho
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81111011 NEIS. *
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Shiloh. Dec. l.--We are having
sone bad, cold. freezing weather -1 lieso
(lays. Wo hope by the next writing
the Weather will be better.
Miss Alay liellams was the guest ot
MISs Alattie Chestein Saituirday after
Aliss Annie Lee Abercrombii was
the guest of MIss Elizabeth IA ldicy
an(1 .Miss Cynthia lalhaffey, Friday
Miss Fay IHellams is staying a few
(lays with i'. anId .\lmis. lixEgine Was
Mr.-Jot nIld Clare lllam s wero
in towi Saturday on bisjiss. .
Mr. J. F. 11ndrix, Cobin-Ae:-cromn
bio and little Soin, Lee Watsoni, wCro
at Clinton last week on business.
\Ir. Jimin ie Chestein wsi he giest
of hlis father an(1 lother, ir. and lrs.
\. L. Chestein Saturday.
We h 'oe that. there will be a largo
atten(lancve at oulr eitertainninen1t at
Shiloh F1i n11 iigl.
The lI'loosi er Sltore is Christinas
lied~iarters. Store oIln intil 9
o'clock 1). im.
. C. IITINS & CO.
n this city
!re is sure to be
have in mind.
~ng in a store of
sider' what the.'
label at onlce
I aIste and..
ion in the HolidaU
ey are'. broken.