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*1 IB EL T. BOARD 31 \ V. Fill ST AID IJfSTnUCTION. Ulli ( Hi><s MJKSES l\ THE FIELD. p BY JOnjS ELFRETH \VATK1.\8. 'ashington, D. c. September 12. 1 RSUANT Of th<: recent a;t *#f Congress making provision for ;! ?? pliii Ing of the American and Navy Departments have just Cross upon a wai footing, the I goiuraj brder? providing for the ? : itiori of both branches, of the e in time of wa'r or when war is By virtue of this newly vested au? thority, the President, whenever such emergencies nppear, will bo ublw to employ the Rbd Crom organization as n part of tike sanitary services of the army and navy. The Red Cross corp? of men and women thus merged into the military service will be trans? ported arid subsisted as civilian em 1 . >yea of tht army and navy, and all jied Cross supplies used in the ser? vice will lii transported at the cost of the government^ The President has ; ; a proclamation declaring "that t ie American Red Cross Is the only volunteer society now alith .r:/.e,i by this government to render aid to Ms land and naval forees In time- of war" and that nnv other organization de. Firing to rcrtdei slmliai assistance ein sUj feo or.!)- through the lt< : In Case of War. '?'The wisdom of these provisions is apparent to any one. the ?ceretiry of the American Red Cross. Charles I* Mage*, told me yesterday "In case oi war. the volunteer assistance of the vv.ole country will now he een offlcla] organization, having always on file and kbit to furnish en the shortest notice cohiplete information as to available personnel and material. The military forces ban how Inform the Red i :-o-s as t.. their Immediate needs and prospective requirements ami do lavs, mistakes, duplication and omls Hlons will be avoided " "What class of employes or material would the Hed Cross furnish, under this new author it;.'" I asked Secretary Ma pee. "The Red fross could undoubtedly furnish the arniy ami navy with sup? plies of any nature requested?" he fai l, ant th< same ampins to person? nel. Among the latter would be phy slclans. surgeons, phs rmscists. hospi? tal corps then* trained woman nur?'*, clirk?. luborf-r? and other hospital at? tendants. "Tho lied Croat h?n at present a| corps of 3,600 '>f the best trained woman nurses of the country. Thcae have ail been selected with a view] to their meeting the requirements of war nursing'. In Chicago we luv? a division Of field corps and hospital corps men. trained and drilled in the duties of the regular hospital corps of tht army, Tnls-is only a start In this particular brancjj; of our organization. 'The relationship between the gov? ernment and the lied Cross will now I., very rl->se. in the first Place the lied t'ross Is Incorporated by an act! ot Congress, which prescribes Its or- j ?anizatlonj functions and scope. By the! jame act It Is recognized by Congress] ? s the official volunteer relict society of this country, under the terms of1 the Geneva convention, and there is now a law requiring Us accounts to be audited annually by the War De? partment, and a COpy of each audited report to be transmitted to Congress. i? Self-Support log. "Yet the Ue,i Cross receives no fi? nancial support from t'otigr ;S8, Its (Undi?for running expenses as well asl lor relief work?are received from volunteer sources. The It- d Cross management has limited its expendi? tures to come within its resources, i if lit: endownmcnt fund, which at pres? ent is less than $900,000, were in-1 creased to 11,000,000, tin llrst aid and rural nursing departments could do a ihiicll more extensive and useful work." Bow people have an) conception of the present scope ef reorganized American Bed Cross beyond its func? tion of caring for the wounded in time of war. Although It was organized originally for the relief of suffering on the battlefield, It has g own to be an agency for me alleviation of all phases of human suffering and the conservation of human life, under all conditions. Not alone the soldier and sailor mu lined by hostile guns, hut our annual thousands of victims of the railway jauggernaut: the hundreds who are annually fentrapped In dark, dunk mines; Ihe hmidrcrs more of rich and poor, who full before the relentless automobile, the vast indus? trial army who arc yearly maimed or mangled by factory machinery?all now are objects of the ministrations of this beneflclent organization. Hot* Ii Developed. Just a few words to refresh your memory of how the Red Cross grew Into being. It had its prototype In , the sanitary commission which cared '. for our suffering soldiers and sailers during the < -; v 11 War. and which used i the Oresk cross as Its Insignia. ' Toward the close of that war one : D'urant. a European, who had been horrified by the unnecessary Suffering during the Crimean War. eor.eeivcd the international organization first brought into being by a convention of the pow? ers held In Geneva In 1364. Repoits of our sanltaiy commission were used as a partial basis for this organiza? tion, which adopted a red cross as Its Insignia. For a quarter of a century the functions prescribed by this con? vention were performed by th? Amer? ican Association of the Red cross headed by Clara Barton, the ungel of the Civil War battlefields, who died a few months ago. t'nder h?r direction it performed many humanitarian works of great value, but did not be? come a truoly national Institution u'n 1 til after the recent reorganization, uniyr which William) Howard Taft became Its president?not by virtue I of his governmental rank, but by elec | tion of the general board. From Mis'* Barton's aged arid toll ] worn hands the details of ad in ulstra Ition parsed really Into those of Miss Maiiei T. Board man. a wealthy piillan . t'.troplst of Washington Vou will re 'member that a few weeks ago Miss Roardman declined a responsible as? signment in connection with the presi? dential campaign because Slio feared that she might drag the Red Cross into politics, and thus narrow Its field 61 usefulness. She heads the execu? tive committee, upon which serves a cabinet member us well as military officers of hlg-.i rank Reserve Corps of Vursrs. Through Hi.>-opc ration Of the I Nurses' Associated Alumnae of the 'Ullited States the Red Cross already Good Furniture At "Low Profit" Prices You want QUALITY but you believe To sue!" folks the Ryan-Smith policy appea no matter how inexpensive, anything you guarantee! More than that vvc buy in stich quahtitio every discount for cash?and \vc sell at such bound to far cx< eed those found elsewhere. I Test us "ii ahything you may need; in practicing WISE ECONOMY, too. is. We buy only from good makers get here is worthy of our strongest -;, direct from the makers, taking low margin of profit that values arc 'roof <>t this in ,jny piece on bur floors. pittlll^llMJpW!^ 5 I ~-rWlmm . .all if iiifi'i it i I MM This and Many Other Styles Mart right. Get the best, of course, but practice economy as well. Look over our large fall stocks you'll enjoy making selections from th numerous choice patterns in all wood:; and finishes. Try Us First Get our prices; then shop around, if yon wish. Our values must surpass those elsewhere-?or we lose the sale, t ome in to-morrow, will you? *?1tTHE BIO ST?RS 3*? [has the largest enrolled corps of wo- 1 man nurses to be found In the world. All are graduates of standard train-| ir.g schools and all have pledged them? selves as ready to volunteer their set - , ivice* should war Involve Vaclr coun try j But, as said, the Red Crofs Is not limiting its functions to preparations for the alleviation of suifertng attend: In? our possible w.tr? with foreign nations. Laboring wider the belief tnat such armed conflicts will grow farther and farther apart, It is ex? tending Its ufefulneis m the fields on which man battles with foes far more relentless than those w'.ilch tight with powder and sheli, sahre and bayonet. For example, it Is coming to the aid of our thousands of victims of the dread white plague, tuberculosis. In all parts of the country it Is estab? lishing camps for these sufferers, is teaching new methods of prevention. Succor to industrial victims. It la also coming to the relief of the 1 2.00?,0f)? wounded who annually fall on the Industrial battlefield. Upon this i fame Meld of carnage 85,0Q0 of our able-bodied men and women are being 1 killed annually. In every American In* I dustrx wherein ? mployers or employes ] will devote the necessary time and fa ! < ill ties, the Red Cross la organizing a ! "first aid'' corps. Tb- course of In i structtoh is simple, and a surgeon of ? the United States Army, Major Charles ? Lynch, has been detailed to supervise It. Two traveling schools?railroad cars lit ted with all appliances necc-s I sary to the couise of Instruction?arc I being sent through the country. Al? ready about 200,0 10 persons have taken ; this first aid course, and tho railroads i hoping that the training will cut down . the horrible toll of their iron horse, I generally haul the cars without cost, Some of them send ploked men to at ! tend the classes and pay them for the time devoted to the training. As a re? sult of this work casualty companies i are already reducing their premiums to ! anthracite miners, especially where i ilrst aid corps ate maintained and llrsl I aid supplies are kept on hand, while j railroad, mining and other industries ! are offering preference for employment I to graduates of the IB At aid schools. I The national capital, San Francisco, Cleveland and other large eit1.. s are ] having their policemen and firemen : instructed In this work, and in some places "Red Cross boxes'" containing simple remedies, bandages, etc. needed for immediate use in case of accident, 1 are, like tire alarm boxes, fastened to lamp posts. The Boy .Scouts throughout the coun? try are being trained in this same tlrst aid work, as are members of the sister .- >cli ty, the Camp Tire Girls, as well as the members of the Voting Men's arid Women's Christian Associations. In? deed, thr.se classes are even being or? ganised by the Red dross in the Pan? ama t ;a nal Zone', Vnnuiil i'ri/.c fur First lid. I Annual prizes for ex. client showing In this llrsl aid work are awarded b> the Bed Cross to i ail way men out of proceeds from Its special "William Howard Taft fund'- of $5,000, and to ether competitors out of the organisa? tion's own funds. pr|zes of |50, 5.T., ' $15 and i\n have Just bcCii award-.! lout of there funds. The winners of j lirst prizes are Christian I >. Fisher, an : employe of tin- l'.sylvinitn railroad's . Cauidcii, N. J.j shops, who gave ttrst-atd tr'oatment in sixteen brother eruploycit last year, and John Brown, a mine foreman of Plttston, Pa., who, during the same year, tendered very exfttlleni ! service to three victims of a gas e\ ? plosion in a shall of the mine wherein ! he was employed. i la-t me till you also of some of the recent Held work which the Bed Cross i has done. W hen the Sah Francisco earthquake unhoused nearly a third I of a million people, this organization set Immediately to work collecting nil '. manner Of supplies needed by tho si. k I und homeless?food, clothing, blankets. linen and other article's too numerous i to mention, which It distributed from IIS relief stations scattered about the stricken city. It constructed tem? porary relief camps, for which the army loaned tents, it hullt row upon row ot cheao wooden houses, and put up a groat sanatorium for aged and I feeble-minded victims of tho disaster. To every lot owner who sought to rebuild a home costing Jl.'I.>r under it advanced half the t ost, it furnished tools and Implements to those who would help themselves, and it dis? bursed the large fund donated to thti sufferers by foreign powers. Alto Kndowed Orphnuase tor Victims. When tho terrible! Calabrlan-S'cilian earthquake destroyed Messina am'. Reg gto. leaving over a mill'on people homel jss, the American Red Cross uttered another appeal for assistance, und nt Its holiest a squadron of oui naval vessels sailed for the scene of ? ? t.'i aiid destruction. Tin: organism ih n; caLU d ?370,0t>0 for the beueiit of the .Sufferers and furnished plan: for 2,500 houses r.iat were immeil'utcly erected for the comfort of the home less.v An orphanage lor the hundreds f children left parent I. iss, and often nie.idb ss. by the Catastrophe was en? dowed with $230,000 from the Ameri? can relief fund. Next came the Armenian massacre, in which fanatical Mohammedans butchered 25.000 Christians, burning their houses, pillaging tlie'r villages, outraging their WOnun ano leav'hg , ue.uly a million innocents destitute, ami homeless. At once- tin- American Red i ions established hcadquurtoi i ii Bjjr'ut, from Which relief was dis? tributed. Within tue present year President Taft, as head of the Red Cross, has Issued an appeal for alii of the famine sufferers of China, and the large luirtl' collected was expended to help keep ih ? wolf front the door of H.OOO.OOfl wao had lo face Starvation until an? other harvest L'otiirnxtH of I'lillunttiroiiy. You wondering where the Red Cross annually obtains the hundreds of thousands of dollars needed for sui it I enormous tasks as tho.- ? described. I ; asked Secretary Magoe as to this also. ; 1-le told that the tuberculosis aid work Is paid lor by the little Red cross CirlBtmas stamps with which you are familiar. Over a million dollars has be mi yielded by there thus far. In tin' same mail, some time ago. Miss Boardmnn received for her rellof fund $i<v>.'0 from John D. Rockefeller and $:.s;i from a negro mission which had taken up a collection for the beh eiit of the society. That illustrates how the society's revenui conies Ih from all hinds of philanthropists?poor and rich. Little children have conic to Red Cross headquarters; bringing i (heir doiis to be doii.it. d io children left homeless by some reported catas? trophe, line.- a poor hoy Visitor tool;: off his shoes ami offered th.m f,?r some San Francisco earthquake suf? ferer. "1 won't need them,*' the lad - .. mired the Red cross representative. "Sprliig'll be here soon." For the re? lief o' the Chinese famine sufferers $?'? was given by it p?or Russian woman in Minie .-ota, who explained that, hav? ing nearlj starved during ii famine among the Jews In Russin, she Knew ? what it is to be hungry." That its source of money for emer? gency relief may b< more dependable, the Red Cross now seeks to accumu? late an endowment fund of at leaai j.'.it'i'i.. whose Income only will lie. ? <pi nd. d NearU hall of Oils has al? ready b< ? n endowed. (Copyright, I;ii_?. by .lollli Klfreth Wat HARRIS?NBUHG i [Specln] to'I'll. TimestDlspateh.] Hnrriadhburg, V? . September I i. Miss Millie Re.,r : lefl yesterday for Raleigh. N. <'.. to resume her duties ns teacher at Pchci Institute. Her I guest, Miss Bpbbett, of llnlclgh, ao companb .1 her. i i. Ki mper staples, of Houston, Tex;, I spent several days with ids father, .1. ! C. Staples. I Miss Sallie Ford, of Lur.iy. Ih visit? ing Miss .Mary .Jennings. In i'.lkion. it. II Partlow, of fiohlonsvllle, Is visiting his niece. Mrs. W. II. DoBrillu, on Noli:, High Street Mrs. .lames It Bosbyshell, of Phila? delphia, is a gu. st of Mrs. r. 1? Oborfol, Mrs. R. F. Wilson Is visiting her sister in Winchester Mtr? Florence Black, of Charlolli a nuM'.I.I.Ml FIRST AID SCHOOL. vill?. Ip visiting h*r cousin. Mrs. .1 L Ku;iia. In Payton. 1 Rov. .1 r<l Mrs. T. C. Harper, of Al toono, 1' !.. are visiting relatives in j Harrlsonburg and Dayton Mr. and Mrs. Charles Thompson, Ol Altoona, P?.< are. guests of T. N. Thompson. Mi and Mrs. D. C. Reery. of Cedur S'ille, Mo., are. gu.-sts of hia brothers, I, N. Beery, sr.. ami N. \v. Beery. This is his rtrst visit in twenty-one years. Mr. and Mrs. Verne Slater haw hoi n for a sojourn of several weeks in Win? nipeg, Canada. Mrs. Ii. T. Christian, of Richmond, who spent the summer with the Misses Byrd "ii Court Square, has returned home. Professor A. K. Hopkins and bride, who was Miss Plreb??gh, returned several days ago from a visit to Rock bridge Baths Mrs .1. Henry Wright, of Scrtuyler. N. Is. ii County, has returned home, ut? ter a visit I" hor sister. .Mrs. Amanda \\ immure, in Bi idgt-vvater. Mrs. Luc*, Fishback Brnswoll, of I l.-inlersonvllli . N. <"., Is Visiting Mi s T. P, Beery. Mrs. Braswell is a former teacher in the Harrlsonburg public school. Miss Muriel Christian has returned to Lynchburg, after a visit to her uncle, Judge T. X. Haas. WINCHESTER I Spec! .I to The Tlines-Dltipa.teh, | Winchester, Va., Sept.mini- It. ? Wil? liam Copenliaver, n young business mm of Winchester, ami Miss Kth.l Ale;tha Print/., daughter of the laie 1. i' Print.-, of Lurny. hut who hits been making her homo in nils city for Severn] years, were married In Wasn Irigi n a few days ago b> R'ovi Charles ii Waters. Dr and Mrs. Hugh 0 roc n way Rus? sell and their young daughter have returned to Richmond, after visiting at tin- homo of Mr and Mrs Isaac W. ! lu sell. They passed I lie Sllmtnor at the White Sulphur Springs. it and Mrs* Hugh N Leavell, of Louisville. Ky? and the 1.liter's brother, Dr. William L Rodman, of Philadelphia, who have been on an ex t mied motoring trip to the Shehari .1 ah Valley, were the p-uests of friends in triwii this week. Dr. Bcavell in a im . ibcr oi ihc f.'r iiiv bit tho Louisville Mi Hi ul College, ami Di1. Rodman is Professor of surgery in Hie Medico Chirurgien! Colli ge. of Pin, i leiphla. ReV. George \V, Martini I > D.. 01 Vaiiderbilt Unlversltj ot Nashville Tehh., has been visiting Rev. .John A Kern, D. D. of the saint -Institution ami Mrs. Kern In this city. Miss Dena ts?re, who has been pass Ing several months In town with rota llytis, hit thill wcuk lor Nmvata, Okla where she will spend th? fall and win icr. Misses Gertrude and Olga Schmld have returned from a visit to rcla lives in VVnrdcnsvllle, W; Va, Dr. an '. Mrs. Charles Eiips, who hay. boon visiting thal'r son-in-law an' daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Warren Rice have returned to their home In Deiivei Coli Mr. and Mrs. Frank .1 Dtndcrgreeri of Boston, are Visiting Mr .ami Mi? McKIm Dlffeiidei f. i. Miss Katharine C. Willis has return e.l to tlarrlsoriburg, Va.. after visit Ing relatives ami frleiiis in town. BOWLING GREEN I Speei i| la Tile Timcs-Dlspatch. ] Bowling Green, Va., Scptmcber H.? Mrs- M K. Pontross Norfolk, 1 spending some tun. with her daugu j tcrs, Mrs. 11. a. 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