RED CROSS R
j IN THE FAR EAST
Bring Food and Supplies to
THE American Red Cross has be
come very active in that
I MM. - . " V"U.fc JJO.lt Ul
KUSSia SlirrnnniHn xri j ;
tok and the prompt medical assistance
rendered thai- .
i7T ati-sea country nas
resulted in saving thousands of lives.
The rescue, work done by the Red
Cross for the Czechoslovak refugees
Has assumed nrnrHn-v,o '.
k, lly becomg-greater in scope.
w""-u ""vices received from Vladi
vostok report that more than 20,000
Czecho-Slovak refugees, 4,000 of them
Children, are now being cared for by
the American Red Cross at that city. In
addition to this relief work, he cables
state that the Red Cross Medical or
ganisation is attending hundreds of
wounded Czecho-Slovak soldiers who
, have reached Vladivostok after weeks
of the most desperate fighting against
the pro-German forces.
The condition of the refugees, who
.Were found living in tents and freight
cars along the Chinese Eastern Rail
way west of Harbin, was pitiable.- A
majority of them are farmers, though
there are many coal miners and rail
way employees in the number, people
who were driven from their homes by
the Bolsheviki, and some German and
lAustrian war prisoners.
! The work of administering to the
wounded Czecho-Slovak fighters, who
Steadfastly refused to recognize the
Bolsheviki-German peace, and reliev
ing the distress of the homeless civil
ians was started the moment their
plight was brought to the attention of
the American .Red Cross. The. relief
work was directed by Charles K. Mo
er, American consul and head of the
Bed Cross chapter at Harbin. Ameri
can Red Cross chapters at Tokyo and
Shanghai also gave valuable -.aid.
jWhile waiting for instructions from
'.America, theywent ahead and raised"
ifunds in Vladivostok which provided
temporary relief for both soldiej-s and
On authorization of the American
Bed Cross, Dr. R. B. Teusler,' head of
Entrance to American Red Cross Hos
pital at Kiev,
St. Luke's Hospital at Tokyo, hurried
to Vladivostok with necessary hospital
supplies and perfected a medical or
ganization to care for the incoming
This organization, which was com
plete from a medical and sanitary
standpoint, consisted of a base hospital
with a bed capacity for 200, one rolling
canteen, two sanitary trains, one field
first-aid unit and a disinfecting train.
Dr. Teusler cabled that there were
In active service with his unit fourteen
American and seven Japanese doctors
end fifteen American and seventeen
Japanese nurses. All the American
doctors are volunteering their services.
tr. Teusler said he hoped to jenlist
tLirty additional American doctors and
fifty American-nurses in the Orient.
MOBILE HOSPITALS AT FRONT.
It is the task of a mobile hospital to
advance to the front lines with the
troops to give first aid treatment to
tho wounded. The mobile hospital
'wit , from base hospital No. 20, Uni
versity of Pennsylvania, were com
manded by General Pershing for the
courage they displayed under shell
firp. Two Red Cross nurses were In
cluded in this special distinction for
tfc'5r bravery and devotion to duty.
WHAT BOYS SAY v
ABOUT RED GROSS
Since the soldiers overseas have
been Informed by their officers that
the American Red Cross will play San
ta Clans this Christmas for all the
boys In khaki who have no relatives
In the United States, Red Cross Head
quarters at Washington has been re
ceiving hundreds of appeals. Inci
dentally the men at the front have
taken this tim to express their ap
preciation for the work done by the
Bed Cross "Over There."
Following are a few excerpts taken
at random from letters inclosing
Christmas Package Coupons:
"Dear Mr., Miss or Mrs. Red Cross, I
would appreciate it tremendously if you
would send me a. Xmas package. I have
no relatives, and a little something from
the good old U. S. A. would be appreci
ated beyond words. The Red Cross has
done so much for. us over here, and you
don't know Just how we appreciate it
beyond everything else."
An Italian thus addresses his Christ
mas appeal : . -
"To Whom It Mar Concern. I am in
service In Prance and, having no people
In the United States, would like to re
ceive a little package from 'the Red Cross
on Xmas. I am in No Man's Land In a
Dig woods, and it is raining."
i nave Deen informed the Red Cross
will send Xmas packages to any soldier.
wuu Benas mem ms Xmas package cou
pon. I have received
and other things from the Red Cross in
my lourteen montfts In France I scarcely
like to write again. I am in tha
recovering from wounds, nnri t
: bUC UOU
oross rurmsnes us with dailv
writing material, tobacco, fruits and rec
"I have no one else to send
coupon to, so am sending it to you as
v "uute on our Duiieun Doard. If you
end a package I would
you would inclose a bill for same for I
would gladly pay It I don't want 'to im
pose on you. The Red Cross is the best
friend we have."
One Red Cross nurse writes :
"Am inclosine th
e sure all the boys at the front set
their packages first, then if one Is left 1
will appreciate . it. as I snanant all
others will have something from home
wmcn wui mane me a litUe lonesome.
Words cannot exDress our annniofi '
for. the Red Cross."
"The Red Cross is a-great help and'
blessing to the soldiers any and every
"We of the A- E. F
being shown evidences of the wonderful i
work the Red Cross is doing and are ex-"
"Dear Red Cross ttnrkon a
left -dear old America, we thought we'
were traveling away from your kindness.'
but we did not. We
too highly for your work. 1 have no '
tolks at home to send me a Christmas!
"Words cannot exnresa tho nhitiraiiA.'
re are under for the work you are doing'
to. help us along:" .. )
"I know they would greatly appreciate
wy little remembra
sincerely than the Red Cross for aU tbe!
mnanesses and beneSts they hav Cm
towed upon our boys.
NO FIXED QUOTAS FOR 1919.
So great is the faith of the American
Red Cross in the American people thai
no quotas have been assigned, to Red
Cross -Chapters for the enrollment oi
members in the Red Cross Christmas
Roll Call. Universal membership?
the goal. Chapters are limited only
by the number of people In their ju
risdictions. The Roll Call will be fin
ished only when every available per
son, without regard to age or sex, has
been enrolled. Children may join only
through the Junior Red Cross Auxilia
ries, any their membership dues are
twenty-five cents a year. The chief
aim in enrolling is not to raise money
but to increase the membership. Spe
cial emphasis is laid upon the regular
membership at $1.00 per year, but priv
ilege will be given to enroll as a Con
tributing Member at $5.00, Sustaining
Member at $10.00, Life Member at
$50.00 or Patron at $100.00. .
JHLi CLIMAX TO VICTORY.
During the week before Christmas
the entire American people will have
the priTiiege of answering the Red
Cross Christmas Roll Call. The re
sponse should roar through the land
with a unanimity that will stimulate
to the uttermost the hopes of men in
all parts of the earth. It will there
fore be the climax . of American ideal
ism and will usher in Christmas with
a Red Cross membership approximat
ing the census figures. What the Red
Cross wants is the approval of the
American people of the Red Cross pol
icy, and such approval will have the
highest significance in the eyes of suf
fering people everywhere. President
Wilson leads the response and passes
along the message, "I summon you to
RED CROSS SCHOOL FOR BOYS.
The American Red Cross has estab
lished a manual training school for
Belgian boys at Vaulruz, Switzerland.
Peace will not end the need
of Red Cross relief work. On
the .contrary, the proclaiming of
peace opens new fields of serv-
Ice for the Red Cross, and now,
more than ever, the American
people wlli be called upon to
obey their generous impulses to
bind up the world's wounds.
Membership In the Red Cross it
affords the noblest outlet for
such impulses. Every American
k should answer "Here"' to the
Red 'Cross Chiistmas Roll Call.
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ROWAN COUNTY LOCALS
The P O S of A of Salisbury,
at a meeting held Monday night,
officers of the county Wsociationught a meeting with tbs food
that the Salisbury camp was
ready to entertain,, the county
meeting when the county officers
see tit to call the same. This
meeting would have been held
several weeks ago 'but on acs
count of the closing oider due Jo
influenza, was postponed indefi
nitely. At Monday's meeting
seven new members were re
ceived into the fraternity, and 17
are awaiting initiation next Mon
The public schools of the
county were opened 'onday,
December 30tb, for the remain
ing time of the lerm.
Therewas a disastrous fife at
Livingstone College early.Mon -day
morning, destroying Hnnt
iagton Hall, the oldest of the
string of college buildings, being
the original home of the school
and was remodled about 30 years
ago. Just what caused the tire
is not positively known, bat it is
supposed it caught from a de
fective flue and started in the
top of the rear wing. The logs
is estimated to be $i 0,000 or $12
000, partially covered by insur
Salisbury Federal Court will
open January 14th, with Judge
Boyd of Greensdoro presiding,
and District Attorney Hammer,
prosecuting for the government.
Tnis is ,the first Federal court
held here in months, both Salis
bury and States ville terms hav
ing been postponed severnl
times on account of the influenza
There are a large number of
cases on the docket being the
biggest since the establishment
of the court in Salisbnry
The LAsk family in Morgan
township held a family reunion
and enjoyed a dinner on Christ
mas day. A 11 members of the
Lisk family were present, this
being the first time in 25 years
they had all-been assembled to
gether. The Lisk family is one
of the largest families in lower
Ro wan and it has been fortunate
in that not. a death has occured
in the family. '
Christmas day was a red letter
day for the Salisbury canteen
service and brought good cheer
to the passing soldiers and
sailor lads wbo were away from
home. The hut was beautifully
decorated inside and a beautifu:
tree stood in front of the build
ing. Tne soldier boys wert
served with turkey, pickles,'
chicken salad, cranoerry sauce,
olives and cake. These srana
things were fixed upon individu
al paper plates, and in addition
to the good dinner served they
were all offered cigarette, tied in
dainty pi ckages. any of the
oucrht in bv
the various county Red Cns;s
organizations and the Spencer
shop employees contributed
neirly a hundred dollars towarus
miking the event a success.
George W Park, of Gold Knob-
has received information from
Adjutant General Barrio, to !h
eftVct that his son. Private
Charles E Parke, of Company B,
187th infantry, who sailed for
Prance last May had been tak
en prisoner and was imprisoned
at Rastatt,' Germany. The, lasr
news Mr Park had from him
was vhen he received bis safe
Practically all of the mer
chants report a bij? Christmas
business during the season just
ended. The merchants had aicf
in big stocks and ihe people had
money and now that peace has
come they sppnt it freely not
withstanding the influenza quar
antine, several days before
Christmas There was a steady
buying movement and this took!
on a general rush Monday and
fpm Emphstia With Gsms. 5"
i 4 Washington dispatch reports
that Food Administrator Hoover,
fin .ETurope, arranging- relief for
tie people of the war devastated
territories has refused in inniiat.
'lc terms to dtscnss German foocl
Conditions with Baron von Der
liUancken and Dr. Pieth. wbo
j' . -
A message from Paris says
t;these two German officials, who
were prominent in the German
feidrainistration f Belgium, wired
pom' Berne to Walter Lyman
iirown. director of the corn mission
4or relief in Belgium, that they
iad been appointed by the Ger
man government to negotiate
with Mr. Hoover for food sup
plies In answer to the request
fora conference, Mr. Hoover sent
j,,"You can describe two and a
Ifalf yerrs of arrogance toward
(ourselves and cruelty to the Bel-
lans in' any language you may
elect, and tell the pair personally
go to bell with my cooipli-r
tenis. If I do have to deal with
Q-fermans," it will not be with
that pair "
liienaRt at the Polish Government.
l it is reported from Berlin by
the . Associated Press t? at
fee socialist and bourgeois news
flpers there express indignation
(per . the action of the Polish gov
raent in ordering elections to
Polish Parliament in the dis
tfcts. of Allenstein, Posen,
C$peln. Beuthen, Kattowitz,
Pgitow and Danzig. The papers
sy that this implies annexation
q great arts of German eastern
Pldvincos in defiance of inter
national law and they E!C3use the
Poles of nationalistic overzeal
and greet! for land. They
declare that the Poles are
attempting to bring about an
accomplished fact before the
peace conference can meet.
;The papers coudemn the.
inactivity of the Berlin 'govern
ment They also are indignant
toward the Poles for alleging
ttat the breach of relations with
GlrTmany was due partly to a
German alliance with the bolshe
villi' They remind the Poles
that German troops in the East
recently have been attacked re
peaiedly by the polsheviki and
ch4 Bolsheviki Embassador
Joffe has been expelled 'frqm
Fjtriots Uuite in Cleveland, Ohio.
$dleveland,Oh 10, has awakened
ljie Guardians of Liberty, Great
Sfcret Order, Masons. Odd Fel
lows, K of P.'s. etc, have formed
an independent propaganda
Lieigue with the slogan, Ameri
ca fpr Americans."
The following platform con
tain the principles for which
thenewly formed and powerful
organization will contend.
. X, Taxation of all church prop
erty. 4 Compulsory public school edu
cation of all children to the age
of sxteen years.
3American teachers in the
English - . language, only,
ISiSght in the schools.
J- 5 Abolishment of parochial
6'Put only Americans , on
.Absolute separation of
enliven end state.
: f he. movement started to pro
vi(g";for the taxation of church
wint good success and other
stepj ate being taken looking to
a vigorous campaign along all
lines' indicated in the declaration
of jprinciplcs as outlined above.
M iss BurkeMcCarthy-'is to de
vcteher her time to Ohio this
year? and she is already making
as thorough investigation in
Cleveland The Menace.
Inthe casualty list given out
fdridondav is the nariy Vf Sam 2
M.ou, of Salisbury as l -
otiOjf ouiidea slightly in action
Mrs Sandy xVorris. 5G vears of
age.1 died at the sanatorium
v0rtday night The remains
were taken to her her home at
Albemarle and the funeral and
interment was at that place
Mrs M B Robertson, mother of
Mrs.CS S'lellings of this citv.
died at her home m Richmond
Monday. The funeral-and bur
ial was held in Richmond. M rs
Snellings is too ill to attend the
Grady Allen, infant son, of
DA Morris of East Spencer;
died last Tuesday. The funeral
and interment were at Albe
Baxter Leonard 29 vears of
age, died at Florence, S C, last
Wednesday of pneumonia follow
ing. influenza, The "remain
were brought to Salisbury and
taken to' the home of his brother
V G Leonard on Park Avenue
The, funeral-'was held at Park
Avenue .v ethodist church nnc
the interinejit was in Chestnu
Miss Ivtgiua.Ribelin. 2t ,ye. rs
of age and daughter of Isaa
Ribelijfi, of the St Paul .neighboi
hood, died last Tuesday of bron
chial pneumonia. The funeral
and interment, were held at St
v'atthews Lutheran church.
The casualty list of Decembe
n contains the names of ttn
following men of Silisburv ?.nd
Ro wan. James 15 Laundrelb
severely wounded, "William C
Dennis slightly wounded and
Willie A Spray R F D I. wound
ed degree undetei mined, and i
the name of Vincent A Fleming
of Salisbury in the list of Decern
her 27th , who died of disease.
" George K . Plyler, of Mount
Ulla, received ofdcial notice last
Thursday that his son George
Espy Plyler,' of Company K 309,
infantry, -was killed in action in
France on November 11th. He
was an excellent young man and
was well known in Moores ville.
beinga member of the Amity
string band before going to war. j
; A B Saleeby has received
word of the death of his aged
father, B H Saleeby, at Lebanon
Syria? which occured July 22,
191? This is the first news Mr
Saleeby has 'received from his
old home in more than four years
and this news came in a letter
to Mrs Saleeby from her father,
Prof Julius Saleeby. The let
ter contained .hel information
that things were in a deplorable
condition in Syria The Ger
mans and Turks having overrun
the country and visited the same
land of destruction and misery as
they did in Belgium and other
parts of Europe.
William Miller, 19-months old
Son of JCarl .Sherrill of Mt Ulla
died December 20th, The funef
ral was conducted by Rev E D
Brown, assisted bv Rev F. A
Barnes of Mooresville. and the
interment was in Back Creek
Mrs Joseph H Steadman, wife
of engineer G H Steadman of
Spencer was found dead bv Mr
O 4 J ...1 i rr
Oicduujdu wueii ne came in on
Tiis run Monday morning. It
was evident she had taken her
own life by inhaling gas, Mrs
Steadman was 49 years old and
just why she destroyed her own
life is not known. The remains
were taken to her old home at
Carey, near Raleigh, and the,
funeral and interment took
place there. The husband and
several children survive.
z No Worms in a Healthy Child .
All children troubled with worms have an un
healthy color, which indicates poor blood, and as a
rale, there is mere or less stomach disturbance.
GROVE'S TASTELESS chill TONIC given regularly,
for two or three weeks will enrich the blood, irat;
prove the digestion, and act aa a General Strength-
eninS Tonic tn th whnl cvaf tn Mat-nra will than'
throw off or dispel the worms, and Ihe Child will be
j Buy War Sayings Stamps
j MARRIAGES J
Miss. pel 1 a -B Sykes, daughter
of vR L Sykes, and; Tillman!
Saunders of, Danville, Va, were,
married at the home of the bride's,
parents, December 26th, Rev G
H L Lingleof Haven Lutheran
" iss Fannie Pedon Bost of
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oouiu iiver. ana winidm rielly
were married December 25th at
the home of the bride. Rev S S
Bost of Durham, a brother of
the bride, officiating.
Miss Lyda A- Vuncannon,
daughter or B F Vjincannoji of
Spencer, and Pervie O Wall of
Greenwood, S C, were married at
the home of Dr R E W.hite at
LeNiinston, December 29th.
Miss Jessie iley Patterson,
daughter of E M Patterson and
f Jerbert Heilig, were married at
the home of the bride s parents
in Speoter last Tuesdey, Rev C
A. Owens of the First Baptist
Miss Eula Watson, daughter
of W F Watson and Georsre Sid-
uevG'aeber, married last Wed
nesday ak Woo'Ueaf.
Miss Mvrtie E Goudman,
daughter of J D M Goodman.
md Sidney Barger, were mar
ried las i Sunday at the Lutheran
M.rnn;ige, Rev H A Trexler offi
ciating. :is Lillie Little and Dorsett
J Bnnle, boll) of the StvPaul
'leighborhoodi were m-irried De
j'.raber 22ud, Rev G H L Linle
Q lit in mfrt?vstii!if? and
itti active wedding tooK
jlce in Lathe.rau Ohapel
Evangelical church, China
(Trove on ChristiMaday wbnn
Mis Mary L o u i s e
Boat i a u of China Grove.
vas given in marriagn
to Paul Kindred Dry of ;
exercise rendered by the
children, when Misa Ruth
Brewu sounded the chords
from Shuriiann's ikTraura
rtrei," the bride, ybeautifully
ittired in a tailored suit of
midnight blue, appa . ths arm
of hr youugtst brother,
Sergeant Frank T . Bustiau,
entodone fjoor, while the
crooui entered, the other,
with Cecil Graham, as
beet man, marching slowly
down the a;sles .they joined
at the alter twined' in white
and greepi where the teauti
ful and impressive Lutheran
marriage ceremony was per
formed by the Rev C A
Brown pastor Qof the bride.
From the church the bridal
party motored to the home
of the bride whre a delicious
two course dinner' was served
itf'a. number of ifrieucU and-
invited guests, Thn bride
is the attractive daughter of
of Mr and Mrs R A Bostian
and has for some years been
a vry successful, and popu
lar teacher in various graded
schools of the state 1 he
groom originaUy ffrom Mfc
Pleasant is at present in
businert at , Landis, where
they expect o make their
tiome. They have tha good
wishes of all who know them
for a "very bright andpros
Toll of Life in War Nearly Srx Million.
Lonbon, Dec. 28.- With the
issue of the offcial figures of the
Prench'losses iu the wi,r it is
possidle to arrive at the
approximate estimate of the
appalling toll in life. The dead, so
far number-,985, 504. The inai
victual national losses in dead
tritts far announced are: .
Colds Cause Grip and Influenza
JLAXATXVE BRQMO QUININE Tablets remove the
copse. Tbzn is ooly one "Piojao OtdBjoe.
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