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Between Twenty and Twenty
Five Million Bond Buyers
Take Billions Tn Short Pe
Pessimists* who shake their heads
and join the chorus of "I dunno" boys
at the prospect of floating a fifth Lib
erty Loan in April are administered a
knock-out br figures which have re
cently been compiled by officials of
the Treasury Department at Wash
The figure? give an idea of just
how big an appetite for safe investment
ibis country has attained in its war
year. Some of the more striking of
the figures referred to follow:
A bond market which had less than
300.000 customers two years ago had
et the close of 191S between 20.000,
000 and 25,000,000 buyers. The army
of buyers absorbed $11.156.5H5.S50
worth of bonds in Liberty Bonds alone
In the two years of the war-count
ing the first and second Liberty
Loans wh'ch were floated in 1917
these bond buyers digested a total of
S16.974.329.S50 in Liberty bonds.
This healthy condition of the bond
market is explained, perhaps, by the
fact that the entire indebtedness of
the United States today amounts to
slightly less than 7 per cent of the
estimated national wealth. The na
tional debt amounts to only about
$170 per capita.
Some of tie national debts are:
Great Britain. 44.3 per cent cent, of
national wealth or $300 per capita;
Prance. 41.25 per cent of national
wealth or $296.90 per capita; Austria,
84.6G per cent of national wealth or
$242.90 per crepita ;and Germany, 38.7
per cent of national wealth or $505.90
These figure? on Germany are ex
clusive of the ninth war lean, accu
rate returns of which never -"ere had,
and in the cases of both Austria and
Germany no account is taken of any
indemnities which those nations will j
have to pay.
I Which Road An
There are two ronds in life. 1
ingness. The other levds to succ<
to show the weary traveler in wb
many people go along, their eyes
seeing in dreamland, never notic
wrong highway. Do you know wh
are the sign posts. The end of o
end of the other will find you with
with War Savings Stamps and Lil
over 4% interest.
"This is on me."
"One more of the same."
"Lend me five."
"Where do we go from here?"
"Let's have another round."
"You can go home any time."
"Your money's no good."
"L can't be bothered with
small change." '
"The sky's the limit."
"I'm paying for this."
"Don't be a piker."
"It's all in a lifetime."
"More where this came from*
"Easy come, easy go."
"Eat, drink and be merry."
D OF THE BILL
REIL EAU WOOQS
CHATEAU THIERRY fflL
Ct is the Wealth of This Great
Country Somewhere Near
Hundred and Fifty Billions
of Dollars. .
How many holders of "Libertys"
realize fully the security that is back
Df that property they own?
It is the wealth of the richest na- j
lion of the earth.
Here's but a glance at what that
With 6 per cent of the
population and 7 per cent
world's land America owns
70 per cent of the copper.
52 per cent of the coal.
20 per cent of the gold.
C6 per cent of the oil.
40 per cent of the iron and steel.
33 per cent of the silver.
60 per cent of the cotton.
25 per cent of the wheat.
CO per cent of the corn.
30 per cent of the meat supplies.
Other mineral and agricultural pro
ducts in proportion.
Today Europe owes us ?10,000,000,
000; four years ago we owed her near- [
ly half that. j
Lastly our annual income, that of
all the people and industries, is t<sday i
something like $70.000,000 ooo annual- |
ly and our national wealth close to ?
Don't. sell your government securi
ties. Th?y will mean more to you by?
B You Traveling?
One leads to a juagmire of noth
?ss. Both are lined with sign posts
lich direction he is moving. But
on the skies, on the ground, or un
ing that they are advan*ing on the
ich road you are trave-lin?? Here
ne will find you empty-handed. The
funds for a sunny opportunity
jerty Bonds working for you at
"What is the price of this?"
' "One will do."
"The walk will do me good."
"No, thank you."
"I can't afford that."
. "Give me your best price."
TU carry this."
"I promised my wife."
"I need the money."
"Let me pay my share."
"I can get along without this." x
"I'll get it as I need it."
"Is it worth seeing?" ^
"A penny is as good in my <t>
"This is what I've gotten for <&
my money." ^
"I could, but there are more ?
necessary things to be taken ?
care of first." #
Important! Red Cross Mei
bers Please Take Notice
At a called meeting of the
Cross executive board on March \
was decided to form a class in "]
mentary Hygiene and Home Care
Since the great stress of war w
is lessened, the Red Cross is urp
the chapters to take up this form
home service. In response, more t
fifty thousand women have taken 1
The epidemic of influenza last v
ter fully demonstrated thc terri
need of women who know cnougL
the laws of health to help in prevf
ing the spread of disease and to t
care of. those who are in distress.
This course with Red Cross
structors gives practical den\pns1
tion of how to take of sick people
the home; making the bed, prepar
the proper food, doing the right th
in emergencies and helping in evi
intelligent way to save life.
All members of the Edgefield ch
ter, the Trenton branch and
county auxiliaries are invited to j
the class now being organized by 1
chapter. Each member of the cl
will pay one dollar to help defray
penses, and fifty-five cents for 1
own text book. The chapter will i
from the treasury all other expen
of equipment and instructiontsThe
structor will be sent to us from E
Each branch and auxiliary is e;
nestly requested to have as""full
representation as possible in t
work for the welfare of our coun
Please notify your secretary, w
will send a list of the names to M
J. G. Alford, Edgefield, chairman
the committee in charge of this woi
All names must be given to M
Alford by the first of April.
ANNIE M. CLISBY,
Has Had Stomach Trouble for Sev
Theodore Sanford of Fenmo]
Mich., has had stomach trouble f
seven years and could not eat veg
tables or fruit without pain in t
stomach and restless nights. By ta
ing Chamberlain's Tablets he is nc
able to eat vegetables or fruit wit
out causing pain or sleeplessness,
troubled with indigestion or constip
tion give these tablets a trial. Th
are certain to prove beneficial.
I i and^
i . Will Ai
I strate ti
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