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The Press and Banner
ABBEVILLE, S. C.
Wm. P. GREENE, Editor.
The Press and Banner. Co.
Published Every Tuesday and Friday
Telephone No. 10.
Entered as second-class mail matter
at post office in Abbeville, S. C.
Terms of Subscription:
One year $1.50
Six months .75
Three months .50
Payable invariably in advance.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 1918.
We told the other members of the
. township board of assessors that
money-lenders were not patriots.
They neither pay taxes nor take
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There are more ways of killing
squirrels than by drowning them. The
farmers of Abbeville county will either
buy bonds or pay taxes. This
Government is willing to take their
money and pay interest, or it will be
compelled to take it without interest.
Let the farmers take their choice. If
they refuse to buy bonds, they will
have no right to complain when the
price of cotton is fixed at such a
price that the manufacturers may
make huere profits which the govern-j
ment may take under the excess profits
tax. This government stands for
no foolishness. We are with the government.
If the farmers of Abbeville county!
will put the profits of the present!
cotton crop in Liberty Bonds, the six
hundred thousand dollars of Liberty
Bonds will have been subscribed, j
If they will not subscribe, the government
should tax them to the limit.
That is where we stand.
No army will fight without its leaders.
No man who is the logical lead
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er has a ngnt to reiuse w ie&u. ???=
assert that the bankers in the town of
Abbeville are the logical leaders in
the fight to raise six hundred thousand
dollars of Liberty Bonds. They
have no right to refuse to lead. No
leader can lead without fighting himself.
Will the presidents of the
banks in Abbeville each subscribe for
$10,000 in bonds, or will they stand
aside and let this county be disgraced
in the eyes of civilization? They
cannot refuse to do their plr.in duty
and not take the consequences. If
either of them will sign his name to
the note, we will get the money.
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Your Uncle Jim recently sold one
hundred bales of cotton. He has one
hundred more in the warehouse from
last year's crop. He will make more
than a hundred this year. It is worth
at present prices thirty thousand dollars.
He can put it all in Liberty
Bonds if he will. Will he put it all
in, or one-half or one-third of it? He
cannot refuse to do so and do his
part by his town. If he does not
want to sell his cotton let him sign a
note as we do. We will get the mon
One of the rubber-tired farmers about
town, we were told a few days
ago, said he would make three thousand
dollars on a small farm near town
this year. He can take five thousand
dollars in Liberty Bonds. "Will he do
it? If he does not want to sell cotton,
let him sign a note like the poor people
of this community. We will get
the money, if he will sign the note.
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There is no need for any man to
| tell us that it is none of our business"
how much he subscribed to the Liberty
Loan. We do not believe him.
This community has been assessed six
hundred thousand dollars as a community.
The members of the community
are partners when it comes to
the payment of this patriotic charge
upon us. Every partner has the
right to demand that every other partner
bear his part of tho butden placed
on the partnership. Therefore,
we say that it is our business to see
that every member of this partnership
does his full duty, and we have
a right to talk out in the meeting a'
| bout those who ao not ao IHCii uubjr.i
I There are plenty of them. They!!
need not think we shall have any deli-!
cacy about calling their names. They,
were one-hundred per cent. Ameri-'
cans in the recent election, but it'
seems that they are now less than!
one per cent. Americans. The roll j
call will proceed.
HOW TO RAISE IT.
There is no purpose to be served
' by telling us Abbeville fcannot raise
four hundred thousand dollars for 1
'* T :i?T??? The monev is 1
I tne juiucjti.^ uuuu. .... ?
I here and it can be raised. Before it
j can be raised, however, those most
i able must sign the Captain's book. *
j Here is how the subscription can *
stand, and nobody be hurt: '
Fifty Thousand Dollar Class.
Abbeville Cotton Mills. c
Ten Thousand Dollar Class. *
Rosenberg Mercantile Company. 1
: J. S. Stark. # '
J. Allen Smith.
j A. "M. Smith.
j S. G. Thomson. (
Five Thousand Dollar Class. '
I F. E. Harrison, (already subscribed.)
Estate G. A. Visanska. ''
Mrs. C. V. Rosenberg. c
J. R. Glenn.
The R. M. Haddon Co.
P. B. Speed.
H. G. Smith.
Dr. L. T. Hill.
T. G. White.
W. H. White.
C. H. McMurray.
Wm. M. Barnwell.
J. Foster Barnwell.
A. S. Thomas.
G. A. Neuffer.
J. D. Kerr.
P. A. Cheatham.
Wm. P. Greene.
G. E. Calvert.
S. J. Link.
W. D. Barksdale.
J. L. McMillan. (
J. Allen Smith, Jr. ^
W. F. Nickles.
There is no need for any person
mentioned to say that he cannot take
the amount we have named. There
are others who have not been named,
j Every man named must take that
I amount or some less able person will ^
i be forced to carry his load. This is |
a community affair in which every J
individual has a right to ask every '
other individual to do his duty. If ]
he cannot give what the community ^
expects, then he should set himself ]
straight before the community by
telling why he cannot do so.
When these men whose names are
given above have done what they
should it will be high time to talk! '
about publishing the names of those!
who have given nothing. We cannot]
! expect the poorer people and the less i '
j informed to take an interest in this
j loan and look upon it as a serious
matter unless the men who are bet-:
ter informed and more able "give,
j till it hurts." This IS a serious matj
ter. It affects the vital honor of the
i people of this community. It is not
I the time to subscribe in order to eet
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rid of the canvassers. The lives of.
' two millions of men pledged upon
j the altar of the country calls from'
I overseas for every man to make a!
i sacrifice. We will be less than mem
| if we refuse.
Let us quit ourselves like men to-j
] day. Let every man in the city of!
| Abbeville hunt up the canvassers and
! bring his offering.
Jtsuy Liberty tfonds, and Help tne
' country to victory.
j, The prospects of peace have noth-i
j ing to do with the necessity that Ab- j
beville County subscribe for the Lib-!
erty loan. If we deem the German j
lote insufficient, the war goes on, if
f/e accept as sufficient to authorize
in armistice the soldiers must still
be kept in the field, and when the
treaty of peace is signed, the soldiers
must be returned to this country,
Take no excuse that the money is no1
needed. It must be forth-coming; ii
the government does not need it ii
will not be demanded, if the government
does need it, it must be in the
hands of the Treasury. Let the canvass
In our next issue we hope to b<
able to report a quorum in the ter
and five thousand classes, and to be
gin the roll call of the twenty-fiv<
hundred and one thousand dollar pa
"Render unto Caesar the things
that are Caesar's." Caesar is th<
government unaer wnicn you nve
The things that are Caesar's are un<
divided loyalty to and support of'th<
government under which you live.
IS IT POSSIBLE
TO BELIEVE IT'
There Are 1,369,000 People in Soutt
Carolina Who Did Not Buy a Sec*
ond or Third Liberty Bond.
The following is issued by the
Liberty Loan organization of the
i^ifth Federal District.
Is It Possible to Believe It?
There are 1,890,000 people, of all
iges, in Virginia, who did not .buy a
jond of the Second or Third. Liberty
There are 2,262,000 in North Car)!ina;
there are 1,369,000 in South
Carolina; there are 1,065,000 in
West Virginia (in the 5th District);
;here are 1,105,000 in Maryland.
This, too, is upon the assumption
?on the side of liberality?that none
the people who subscribed to the
Second Loan subscribed to the Third.
This we know, of course, is not the
What can these people who are
ible to buy say in extenuation? How
:an they ever look a returned sollier
boy in the eye? What will be
heir relation to those who have done
heir part when we show an honor
oil of deeds done after the war?
Following is the cable reply of
General Pershing to the Governor
>f the New York Reserve Bank on
;he occasion of the General's birthiay:
i "I I am very greatly touched by
four felicitations upon the occasion
>f my anniversary, and I thank you
"The Fourth Liberty Loan will be
i magnificent success if your fellow
:itizens put into the subscriptions
;ne same spirit inai your soiaiers pui
Can the people fail to put the "soliier's
spirit" into the loan?
LIBERTY LOAN ORGANIZATION,
Fifth Federal Reserve District.
SUBSCRIBERS TO 4TH LOAN
The employees of the Southern
Railway are taking an interest in the
Fourth Liberty Loan. The following
is the subscription list furnished us
oy one in authority:
M. B. Syfan $500.0C
H. M. Bauknight 600.OC
D. B. Poore 50.0C
r. A. Klugh 50.0C
M. J. Butler 50.OC
B. F. Swetenburg 100.OC
Ben McMorris 400.0C
Jean Smith 50.0C
Walter Davis 50.0C
Dan Riley 50.0C
J. H. Bundrick 100.0C
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Edison proves that his phonograph is Teproperfect
by comparing his Re-Creations with
inal voice. Last week he sent Marie Tiffany,
prano, to Abbeville to make one of his famous
ts, in whicfi
rhe NEW EDISON
"The Phonograph With' a Soul"
jected to the severest test possible for a soundsing
instrument. A Re-Creation of Marie Tifras
placed in position on the New Edison. Presarie
Tiffany's rich soprano came forth from
-ument. Seeing her lips'move the audience beware
that Marie Tiffany also was singing.
the voice came from two courses but one voice
rd, proving that the New Edison's Re-Creai
voice does not vary in the slightest degree
; Actual voice itself.
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3U notice tne expressions 01 asiomsnrneni 011
s of the audience when they discovered that
Id not distinguish Miss Tiffany's voice from
Edison's Re-Creation of it? They were truly
?d that any sound reproducing instrument
completely baffle their musically cultured
ps you were not fortunate enough to be presrever,
you may hear the New Edisoij any time
tore or in your own home. We will consider
ilege to serve you.
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