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This is an official photographic reproduction of the Victor}' Liberty Loan
medal which will be given by the United States Treasury Department to all
members of local committees who render conspicuous service in the loan
campaign which will be launched April 21. The medals will be about the
size of a half-dollar. They are made from German cannon captured by
American troops at Chateau Thierry. On one side of the medal is a repro
duc?rai A the United States Treasury building vith the inscription, "Victory
Liberty Loan." On the other side, with a space left blank for the owner's
.name, is the certi?cation of participation in the bond campaign.
Within a few blocks of the Friends' Burying Ground in which lies the
body of Benjamin Franklin, whose picture adorns the 1919 issue of War
'Savings Stamps, is a quaint three-story brick dwelling, one of the places where
,the inventor-plrilosopher lived whTle in Philadelphia. Thc house is in Spring
Street, in the center of Colonial life in the Quaker City. It is in excellent
state of preservation. The 129th anniversary of Franklin's death will be com
memorated April 17 Franklin's thrifty sayings did much to stimulate among
the American people the habits of wise buying, sane saving, secure invest
ment and avoidance of waste
OT SS BIG AS
Cost of War to America Not
Nearly Equal to What'Eng
lish Ally Must Pay.
Twenty-one months of our war with
Germany cost the United States $26,
356,000,000, the treasury department
calculates. Huge munitions and other
contracts have been cancelled. Man
ufacturers are now presenting their
bills and receiving payments for ma
terials delivered months ago in the
heat of the struggle.
Included in the enormous total of
$26,356,000,000 is the sum of $7,875,
000,000 loaned to the Allies. When we
began lending to the Allies, the gov
ernment contemplated turning over
to them about $500,000,000 a month
but actual loans ordinarily ran around
$380,000,000 monthly. ?
Of the total war bill about $18,000,
000.000 has- been raised so far by tb*
Liberty Loans. The fact that we have
not covered nur war d?lit"is the rea
son for the Victory Liberty Loan. In
other words we haven't paid for the
The cost of the war to Great Brit
ain was $40.640.000,000. Germany is
out $3S.750.000,000 exclusive of indem
nities the Allies may Impose.
Limbs Blown Off by Shell, But
This Man Continues to Trip
Light, Fantastic Toe to Jazz
Lillard Evans is a colored soldier
boy who had both legs blown off in
action. He lives for the present at
Letterman General Hospital at the
Presidio in San Francisco. He *tan
and does dance fox trots and one
steps. How? Why?
Of course to dance a fox trot or
a one-step a fellow has to have legs
good legs. Well, Evans has them
not his own legs of flesh aud bone,
but his own willow legs with joints
and everything. He is going to leave
Letterman pretty soon and go back to
work and make his living and prob
ably get married and raise children.
That's the how.
The why of it /is-*|ptgovernment
of the United States l&srgoneT in for
leg and arm making, "ft is giving a
specially built leg or arm or hand or
a pair of legs or arras or hands to ev
ery soldier who lost his legs or arms
in the war. At Letterman in particu
lar they are making Liberty legs and
arms and hands in their own work
shop. They are making them bpc.ause
they have hit upon a better artificial
limb than some manufacturers were
This is ont phase of the reconstrnc- |
tion work that Uncle Sam is quietly
canying on. It is one of the least ex
pensive, but it is costing hundreds of
thousands of dollars. Remember that
wheu Uncle Sam comes a-knocking at
your door with the Victory Liberty
Loan. Much of the money yon will
lend is going to regenerate these
men who gave of their flesh and blood
for their country.
SAVING BEATS EARNING:
TOO BAD ESAU DIDN'T |
LIVE TO ENJOY IT ALL. %
If Esau and Jacob who lived
?onie six thousand years ago. |>
were still alive, and if E<" u had <|
earned $10 every day, and had ?
saved it all, he would have
$21.900.000. On the other hand, <&
if Jacob had deposited $1 at 1 $
per cent, interest, compounded <5>
every 100 years, he would have x
today $576.460.752,303,42::.4SS. $
Can anyone figure out how v
much Jacob would have had had
he purchased oue $5 War Sav
ing Stamp then, which pays in
terest at thc ^ute of 4 per cent..
compounded four'' times every
year? There is an idea in ali A>
this: How much would every <g
child have if its parents should <i>
-s> start it out with a $5 stamp, and $
$ then encourage the youngsters <?>
I to save? ' fy
Liberty Loan Levity
Let the nation go dry, said Bill
Who was fond of his drink-plain or
Twice the price of a munn
MaJr.es r. payment. I've found,
On a bond-and there's no row with
We invite our friends to call to see
us at our new store and inspect the
large stock of spring goods that we
have just opened up, others arriving
.daily by express.
Large assortment of wash goods and ?
silks to select from. Beautiful waists
We call especial attention to our large
stock of shoes. Come in to see us.
, Spring Shoes and Oxfords
In spite of a late Easier spring is coming earlier
than usuaal this year. In fa ;t, it is already here.
Discard your heavy, much-worn winter shoes and
come in and let us fit you in a spick and span pair
of stylish Spring Oxford. We have the popular
leather in the most stylish lasts. We can fit YOU
in either the celebrated Crotsett or the Selz
Schwab shoes and oxfords.
Eclipse Shirts ! Now is the time too to replen
ish your supply of shirts. We sell the Eclipse
shirts, than which there are none better on the
market for the money.
COME m TO SEE US
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We appreciate the past patronage of our farmer
friends in Edgefield county and solicit a share of their
spring business. Every department of our store on up
per Broad street is well filled with just what farmers
need, especially at this season.
Full line of Agricultural Implements, Shop Tools,
Wagon Material, Plow Steels, Wagon and Buggy Har
ness, Stewart Clippers, Poultry Wire, Horse and Mule
Shoes and Nails. If we have not what you want we
will get it for you on short notice.
Now is the time to provide for summer screens for
doors and windows. Let us sell you the screen wire.
Mr. J. H. P. Roper, who was born and reared in Edge
field county, is with us, and he will be glad to greet
his Edgefield friends.
1289 Broad St.