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RED CROSS GIFTS
War Council on Retirement An
nounces Cash and Supplies
WORKERS WILL "CARRY ON."
Five Big Societies in World Wide Plan.
H. P. Davison Heads internatonal
American Red Cross Commission.
Dr. Livingston Farrand Permaneni
Leader of Peace Organization.
Davisoni as chairman issues the follow
ing statement on behalf of the War
Coin'ell of the American Red Cross:
"To the American People:
"The War Couneil of the American
' i'I 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 iby
vote of the Central Committee, ceased
at midnight, February 28.
"Immediately the armnistlee was
sIgned the War Counell instiluted
Studies to determine when the strict
ly war work of the organization would
have been sufilciently mnatured to en
able the direction of affairs to be re
sumed by the permanent staff. Henry
P. Davison, being in Paris when the
armistice was signed, suninoned a
conference there of the heads of all
the Red Cross Commissions in Europe
to canvass the situation. After con
sidering all the factors it was con
cluded to make the transition on
March 1. The very fortunate choice
of )r. Livingston Farrand as the new
cha Iirman of the Central Committee,
and tIitreby the permtianent chief ex
entlive of the iRed Cross, makes possl
ble the consumitlion of (his plan un
der the most- favorable conditions.
Accounts Audited by War Department.
"Taim- led replortIls to Congress aid a
coluplet-ie 111dit of its accoutiIs by file
Wa r paritin nit will constittile the
fina 1reiord of ied Cross IcetivIy dui
ing Ohe war. Although i. lits been
the ruile to make public all expeduii.
tir1es whenl auithoried and to give de
taledi informiaion relative to til work
uinderIa ken, the War Clmci ell in turn
ing over its respolunsibilities to Dr. Far
rand lind hils assocites desire to give
a brief resume of Ited Cross war tilne
activities to fihe Anerlean'people, to
wIhoim (Ihe Itid Cross helong, and whose
gen erouis co(tributbIIons have made pon
sible all that has been accomplished.
"IDuring the past nearly twoenty-one
months the Aierienn iipople have
given in eash and supplies to the
Ameriai ied Cross more than $-100,
000,000. No value can be placed upon
the contribiuttons of service which
have been given without stint amid of
tentimesat great sacrifice by millions
of amur- people.
"The effort of the American Ited
Cross in this war' hais constittiled by
far the largest voluntary gifts of
money, of haind andi hrart, ever con
tributed pui-ely for the reller of hi
man suffering. Throiigli the Ied Cross
lhe hea rt anad sptirit of thle w~hole
.Ameri-ecnliOlI eoli have beeni 111 moilizedi
to take enr-e of ouri own, to reliev-e ihe
misery incident to thie w-ai-, and(1naso
to reveal to the woi-ld the supreme
.Ideals of our- natI onalI life.
"IEver-yone who has hadl any part In
this wiar effoirt of the Red Cr-oss is en
titled to congr-atulate hinmsel f. No
thanks from anyone (cou(1ldie equal in
value to the self satisfaction ev-ery
one should feel for the parit taken.
Fully 8,000,000 Amnerienn women have
exerted themselves in ited Cross ser-v
Has Over 17,000,000 Adult Members.
"When we entered1 the wari the
Ameriean Ried Cross lad nhoutt 5it0,000
mtember's. T1oday, as the result of the
recent Christmas member-shiip 11ail
Call, there are upwards of 17,000,000
full paid members ouitside of time menm
her-s of the junior- Red Cross, numbier
lag lierhiaps 9,000,000 school children
"T'he chiief effort of tihe lied Cross
durt-ng the wnr has beeni to entre for
our mina In setrvice and11 to idi our
itr-ty and1( navy whieiever- Ithe ied
Cross nmny lbe en lled on to aissist. As
to tiIs phase of thle wor-k Hu ireon len.
etial irelandti of thle U. 8. Ariiy recenit
ly sonId: "i'hie lied Crioss hits be-cn an
enterpi-ise as vast ais thle war itseif.
Froit thle beginnlag it has dine t hose
thIigs whle ih tho Armliy Mr-mi-a ('iorps
wnnta ed done, hut couild not do itse-lf.'
"Thme lied Cross eindeav or ini i-ranetc
hasi ntiuriiially hbeen uponi an1 ex(ception
ally large scale whet-e service has
br-en i-enidered to t he Amet-lenna Arm)n
wind to thle F-rnch Arm-ay ail th
- Fr-enchi peopile tis well, the Ilatter pari
ticular-ly dunrig thle t ryiing period
wh'len the Alliled W~or-ld was waitiniN
for the Aiennii Army to arise ini
foi'ce iand power.'- ilospi til emsmrenc)
tervice foi- our- marmy ini Fr-iancc has
gr-ent ly dimninishied, but I hei lied (Cross
Is still hiing enltled upon for- service
upon a large si-n e ini the gr-enat baise
hospitals, wher-e thIousads of Amei
(-an sick anad wvounded nare still teeiv.
Ing attention. At these hospItals the
Ited1 Cross supplIes hutts andli faeiiitiea
for the amtusemeat and rerienan ot
lie men as they breoime coanles-ent.
Our Army of Occupation ini Germany
was followed with Medienl units pre
pared to render- the samie emelrgencey
aid and sutpply service which wias the
primrati business of the Ied Cross
durIng hostilities. The Army Canteen
service alongr the lines af travnl hm.
actually increased sine4 the armistice.
"As for work among the French peo.
ple, now that IustiitIes have ceased,
thle French tiellnselvesntrlype
fer as far no possible to provide for
their own. It has accordingly been de.
termined that, the guiding principle of
Ied Cross poliey in France henceforth
Shall be to iuve piuletillous retgard to
ts every responsiility, but to direct
its efforts primarily to assisting
French relief Societies. The liberated
and devastated regions of France have
been divided by the government into
small districts, each otilcilily assigned
to a designated French relief organil
"The American Red Cross work in
France wias Initiated by a coimil.ssion
of eighteenl 311011 who landed onl French
shores Jine 13, 1917. Since then
Some 9,000 personls have been upon the
rolls in France, of whom 7,000 were
actively engaged when the armistice
wats sIgned. An in("cation of the pres
ent scale of tile work will hle obtained
from the fact that lithe services of 6,000
persons aire still required.
"Our American E1xpeditionary Force
having largely evacuated Eigland, the
activities of the Red Cross Commis
Ston there are naturally upon a diIn
ishing sctle perliod. Active operations
are still in progress in Archangel and
"The work iII Italy has been ailmost
entirely on behalf of the elv ilan pop
Illation of tfutt country. In the critical
hours of -Italy's st ruggle the Amerlean
people, through their Red Cross, sent
a practical Iessafge of sympathy and
relief, for which the government fand
people of Italy have never ceased to
express their gratitulde.
Supplies and Personnel to Near East.
"'.'he occasion for su1ch concentra
tion of effort in Italy, England, el
glum aild even in France having natur
ally and normally (InIII]1sh ed, It has
been possible to divert supplies and
personnel ill large measure to tile aid
of those people In the Near East who
have hitherto been 'naccessible it out
Ide ussistance, but whose sufferings
have been upon an appalling sele.
The nevds of these peoples are so vast
that goverlnment 1110310 lo a1 meet them,
but thle Amorlean Red Cross Is making
anlt effort to rellve Immediately the
more acte distress.
"An extosive group of Amerlean
workers hIlls 1e0en (ispatcled to car1'ry
vitoilly Iledo'l s1upplios, 1111( to work
tils win er( iI tile v iou11 s335 I I k.11C lln -
tries. In (Orler to co.ordin110 thleir nc
tivi les. a lhiikant 0omml1ission3 ha3 ('(l
estabI il.shlle, wit) ldh:pintrs at
1R4)m3), Ita1ly, from whi pll oint a[lon)(.
till the I1:ikan cenotrs canl he reailed
"A commission h1ats Just reached Po
land with doctors and nrlises, 1milal
suipplies, and food for sick chilIren)
and invaIlds. An Aleric:an Red 'ross4
Commission INs also been nppohlited
to aid In relieving thle siffering of lRi
siln Prisoniers still confined In (erman
"Ani important commission 1is still
working in Palestine. Through the
war special co-opera tiont hafts been
given to tile Arienian and Syrian Ile
Ilef (olnlission, whlih aits the only
agency able(! to curry relIef In the in
terlior of Turkish dominlions.
Red Cross Will Continue.
"Itl Cros ftfortl Is this fiar hinimT.
It will ('otinu11e to be so. hut I !
Ilove:'Iment *ep'reselted by this work
tills likewIse 1stiniel 1n 1inthn111ite 1l14o
in tihe 11daly ie of our lople ait hmlio.
The army of worker1is wh111h l's been-t
recruied n11141 trlinlied duirillnig th.e war
mu1)st nlot 1he (lobdil Ized. All our ex
perIence inl thle wiar shows cl5vIearly that
ther'e Is an3 unlimit ed fildh for servicoe
of the kind1( wlv h 141nn33 he perlfornwied
withl pecuiIa r (eltectiveniess by tile 110(d
Cross. Wh'iat its fturel tasks mtay hei
it is yet imipossible to forecast. We
know (lint so long as there Is an Anier
Scan army In the field tile lied C'ross
11.a have1 a spleclal functIon to perf'ormn.
"'NothI~ig (ouild be0 of gr'eater1 11mpor0
tance o1 (lie AmIieirlean lRed Cross thaln
tile plants just set 131 3m0 oi y the live
great Ried Cross0 societles of the wor'ld
to dlevelop a1 pro~gramn of e)xtendel ac0
lv Itiles In the Interest of huma131nI ty.
The conept Ion Involves niot allone ef
forlIs to relileve humanl~ll suifl'ering, but
to prevenit it ;10 not alone a mov31ement'
but an1 attempi it to 31rou3e all peole 3o
a s0e1se of the:iri respon~siilitiy f'or' lhe
welfare of Ithelir fel low belings through
out tile woIl. It IS a program~l both1
4deal nnd1( pra'icti('al. 1Ideal ini that I11'
suprem3Ile 1113m Is niothing1 less than ver
lIle "Peace(' 01on3 IarthI good wIll to
men'I,"'13( n'lIratIcl IIn that11 It seeks to
feetivye in mleetinlg withoult de(lay~' ihe
crisis wlehl Is diily r'e01eret Inl the
lives of a31(llioles.
thie year s of 110n31 wlelh must5 I lo
3(head( of 31. thle It3d Cross5 will riire111'
thle ables04t po(ssible leaidershlip,. ned(
mu1)st enjloy t he ('(lit inul support,11(31 '(ym-I
or tile whole1 AmerleanC33I pe3ople, Iti
3n8 Dr. I1vigston~ I-I'arrand shouhill ha3ve
been1 selectedOi as5 the( permanentI h13 ead0:
of (lhe orgaiz 11'ation. Th'ie unrstilted'(
fasion liin IlwIch'I Ial our peopile gitVII
of themelv' es thiroughfut t he warll I
thle best assurance3 that 1 our3 (1 ed 11( Cross
ton whilehl ill mak331 1<'Its work a1 sourieC
of 1)3bl1 113( 13l ) ipiral)on to evy Amiier
Mrt. D~avison, 11s ('hnirman1 (If thle In
tornationa3l31 'Comm3is4sionl of tihe Amei(rI
01an Red( Cross, ha1s under10takeni to rep
resenlt the( AmleanI'l~ Ried Cross In thle
ipreIIparation of Ithe pro'igram n for extend1(1
0(1 ited Cross ac(tivlIiIs, and1( wIll spend
tile next Reverl'i months11 in Europe in
constultation wIth othetr TRed Cross soel
etles fo1' tha I purpose,80
TID1Y WU!. it ('It)Nt'II, 01r TIII AMICR
Hlen ry I?. Da ivison. Chnatrman.
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Clinton, March 3.-Mr. Tom Robert
son left 1F riday for Now York City to
spend several months.
Miss Alleene' Franks, of Laurens,
.spent Friday and Saturday with Mrs.
Jas. It. Copeland,
'Mrs. Jas. B. Frazer, Jr., and little
son are spending several weeks with
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. llett Cope
Miss iinnicle Young spent the week
end in Greenville with her sister, Mrsf
John C. Henry.
Miss Emmilie Robertson delightfully
entertained the Knitting Club last
Tuesday afternoon. After an hour o"
knitting a delieious luncheon was
served to the following guests: Mes
dames J. F. Jacobs, Jr., Kenneth Biur
dette, Cyrus Balley, W. 11. Owens, Jr.,
John T. Young, Tom Robertson, Misses
Nancy Owens and Dorcas Mason.
Mr. Al Brice arrived in the city Sun
day after receiving a diehalge from
the army and 'will be connected with
Jacobs & 'Co. in the future.
Mrs. Tom Carson, of Greenville, is
Goods Going Fas
March Sale 1
$1.50 Alarm Clock .... ...
25v <imality l8ehn ,,1a1V
25v (ia:lity Sca Islaind (39
25v Pereales .... .... ....
:35( quial ity line lDress G Inghami
30ec qutalit y .best Uleacing ....
1 lot L~adies' Spinig Silk Dries
Fine qluality Silk Taffeta, a'
quick andl get your size.
Speciail (lose outl of 1 lot C
4) boxes M\ai ehes, wvort hi 42e,
6 'lC InkeLandr'.y Soaip, S-ale
SpecalI Sale of Ment'is WVo
Sp)ecial Sale of' AIeni'.s Ove
woth $2.35, Sale Priie
15e <iuIal ity Alen 's Sox, Sale
:35c quality .\leni's I lose..
We have Two
and you can save 2
Come quick. We I
We have two f
come we will show
No. 1 Store 210 V
the guest of her pal'elts; Mr. aiMr .
W. H1. Shands.
Dr. and Mrs. Jas. R. Copeland en
tertained a number of their fri-tends at
a dinner party on Thursday and Friday
Mr. and irs. Ediward Long enter
taiied a number of their friends at a
dinner party Thursday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. Cyrus Balley enter
tained a number of their friends Thurs
day evening. After several gaines of
bridge delicious Ice cream and cake
were served to the following guests:
Mr. and Mrs. John T. Young, Mr. and
Mrs. J. I. Coleman and Mr. and Mrs.
W. B. Owens, Jr.
Mrs. '11. B. Vance delightfully enter
tained the members of the Acteon Book
Club last Iriday afternoon. 'T'hose
present were: Alesdmes .1. W. Cope
land, Jr., C. M. Bailey, 4 B. Dillard,
.\l. J1. AleF.-Idlen, T. D). Copeland, E. J.
Adair, 1-3. V. Ferguson, Ja. It. Cope
land and Mlisses Alleqne Franks, of
:,ur ens, Elleen McCaslan and Sallie
Miss Minnie Bailey left Monday for
Florida to spend several weeks.
Mr. GipAry Bailey spent the week-end
with his family here.
t. Don't Wait, Don't Hec
Says: Let 'em Roll: Dolla
Roll, Let 'em Roll. J.4
Keeps the Do
Prices Red Hot:
. .... .... .... .... ....$1.15
Price .... .... .... .... .. 18c
inlh) .. ................ .18c
.... .... .... .... .... .. 19c
ses, special .... ........ ....$.3
'cll made, latest styles. Come
alli, wort elIiI8e to 20e, Ralec
... ......... .... ....12 1-2c
Sal erce.... .... .......25c
Prce.... ....... ...... ..25c
ik Sits, wor th $1.:25, 8alec
.... .... .... .... .... ..$1.98
Prtice .... .... ......... ..10c
.. . . . . . . . . . . 25c
Stores in Laurens and we
5 to 35 per cent now in tl
Tlaven't time or space to li
ull sales forces ready to
lest Laurens Street; No.
I Iron Ra
Dr. Chas. A. Cromer
VETERINARY SURGEON & DENTIST
Service Day and Night
Will Appreciate Your Patronage.
Office at Posey's Drug Store.
Reliable Garage Co.,
Dealers in Second Hand Cars.
Next to Wilkes & Company.
ON )- - - - - - :
itate. Eargai-ns! Bargains for February.
rs were Made Round to Roll.
. Burns & Company
dIe Prices Red Hot!
March Sale Prices Red Hot:
S eilvaluev-s in Ladies ' and If hihIn- 's I fose, . . . . . . . .
Other Ilose, all inievs 20C 1p 1: $1.19 : e $1.5 k)ind.
\l ,'s\ Work Pants, Sale Privo .... .... .. $1.75 a $p t $3.98
\len's Dres' a(t. Saile Pri I $298 up to $4.98 Ior the
.\.en's $2.25 l''lannel Shiirts goin at .... ........ ..$1.69
Men's Suitsg anul Overcoats groing at. Aarich Sale Prices. You
ennI Mave ~ $10 to $8.00 no0w oni a suit or overcoat.
itn' Dress ShirtRsale Prie 75c, 98c. $1.25, $1.69 for
thet $2.25 kinid. liiay y our Shiirts~ now.
$1 .0()\ W:najoles (Cod I ~i ( r Oi. 1 he meiie ou noiieeid
now~ to Iilibl you ini.......... ....... ....... .... .... .... ..90c
$j1 .0t0 AlEl roe's Winig.f Cardnui. woman11's best fri1nd . .84c
Tpervual V~an ' i It lie baseiniellt---1iin, (Ilass, ('ireei'ey
( lot hinig, I lats. Shoes. Dr*y ( oods, D ress (loods,
WVomien's liendyV-to-Wear, andl th Ile way thirough
ouri iin lnense st oeks.
have very near everything you may need
[is March Sale. Good things going fast.
st our two mammoth stocks.
wait on you. If you are from Missouri
!Store Northside of Sqare in Burns Block.
rH CAROL INA