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It isn't much of a clock as clocks
go. Just an ordinary, everyday aria ir,
such as one sees on the wall of almost
any office. P?rhaps you'd never glance
up at it unless you happened to be
late for luncheon.
It hangs in the counting-room of one
of the biggest banks in New York,
and there's nothing unusual about it
except that it was put up the same
day an Austrian princeling got him
self killed at Sarajevo-and started
It used to keep pretty good time.
After we got into the war and got
to going good, some one put a little
red sign across the face of it so that
whenever you looked up to see what
time it was you saw the little sign
staring at you impertinently;
"TIME TO BUY LIBERTY BONDS."
That clock was ticking off the min
utes when the guns were booming
along the Somme and while the
Crown Prince was battering vainly
at the gates of Verdun. It w?s tick
ing when the Lu
s i t a n i a went
down - when
back - when
over. It was tick
ing when there
wasn't an Ameri
can soldier on
Front, and when
there were two
more on the way.
It fwas ticking
that day four
months ago when
the German Ar-1
sioner took out
his fountain pen
and signed his name on7 the dotted
line-ticking at the rate of $555 a sec
Sixty seconds make a minute-sixty
.minutes make an hour-$50.000,000 a
That's what the war was costing
!America when the Armistice was
Quick! Some one! Stop the clock!
"Well, some one did.
That day of our first Peace Cele
bration when we all went crazy and
'tore loose, some wag in the bank did
stop the clock. Took out the pendu
lum and .tied a big piece of black
crepe on the clock itself. And every
body laughed and yelled their heads
- off-because the war was over.
That was the end of it. The war
was over-the clock was stopped and
Other clocks still went on ticking
at $555 a second!- They're still tick
ing. Not at $555, to be sure-but it
will run far into millions before next
We still have a job tc finish. We
still have war-bills to pay. And Amer
icans always pay their bills.
We still have an army at the bridge
heads of the Rhine, and we've got to
keep it there for a while-if we're go
ing to get a real peace in place of an
And then there are the soldiers to
bring back and the wounded to care
for and the crippled to m:ike over and
jobs to find-before our joh is finish
ed-before we can turn all our ener
gies to making plows and automobiles
- It's going to take money. And
we've got to raiso it. That's pr.rt of
our job-yours and mine and the peo
ple's next door.
The bank with the clock can't do it
-all the banks in the country can't do
it-if we are going to go ?head after
ward making plows and automobiles
and Opening up new mines and plant
ing more wheat folds.
We've got to have credit, if we are
going to go! back on a prosperous
business 1>;JR?K And we can't have
credit, if the barks have all their
money t:ed up in Liberty Loans.
Whenever one thinks of the pros
perity and happiness we can have in
this country, if we make good use of
the opportunities that lie just ahead,
ho should think of that clock in the
bank with its streamer of crepe and
its little red sign.:
And of the millions of other clocks
that were ticking off the minutes dur
ing the war just as that clock in the
bank did and-well
Those clocks are still ticking.
There'?; another liberty loan coming.
What time will .it be by your clock
next month when the Victory Liberty
Bonds are offered?
I THIS KIND OF SPIRIT WON |
THE WAR. f
The following letter has been
received by the War Loan Or
ganization at Richmond, Va.,
from Mr. A. W. Hall, manager
of the Sykesville (Md.) Herald.
Who could ask more?
"The Herald will go to the
War Loan Organization without
4 charge. Moreover, we invite &
$ you to use its columns in any
T way you see fit for the Victory
Loan. It has freely given ser
vice and space for all war activi
ties aud will not step now. %
Piesse accept the free copy. . v
Iii UNCLE Si
BE m HIKER
Offers Far Better Opportuni
ties Than Those Enjoyed by
Thrifty 'People in France
Who Claim Leadership.
France has been called the thriftiest
nation in the world.lt claims to be. If
we do not watch out she will prove
it conclusively. America is the rich
est country on earth. Our per capita
savings increased approximately 45
per cent in the last four years-the
period of the war. Last year, for in
stance, the per capita savings in the
South alone was $26.73. That sounds
like we have the money, and we cer
tainly have the will to make more.
Uncle Sam is out to show you how.
He wants to be your savings banker.
He offers you not only 4 per cent, in
terest, compounded quarterly, but the
government as security. There could
not be a better incentive for thrift
than that The French people have
far less, yet they save more. They
have no way to put their savings into
small government securities, the popu
lar denomination being that of five
hundred francs, or $100.
It would not be very convenient to
save if we had to put our pennies into
an Old stocking until we had accumu
lated $100 as the French do .would it?
And the stocking doesn't pay any in
terest. So let Uncle Sam take care
of your pennies-twenty-five of them
buy a Thrift Stamp and sixteen Thrift
Stamps converted into a War Savings
Stamp begin earning compound inter
est for you immediately. Are we going
to let the French beat us in thrift?
TO SHOW HEADS
Sergeant of Marines Hurled
Pointed Query at Boches
When Fire Was Most Ter
rific in Belleau Wood.
II isn't nice to swear in type. -Neith
er is war nice. This is a war story.
It was told by Brigadier General Cat
lin in his book, "With the Help of
God and a Few Marines." Belleau
Wood is the setting.
The General had given his troops
the order to advance. His last words
were, as they^started across the wheat
fields under a withering fire, "Give 'em
"Some one has reported," the Gen
eral continues, "that they advanced
on those woods crying, 'Remember
the Lusitania.' If they did I failed to
, "Somehow that doesn't sound like
the sort of things the Marines say
under the conditions." ?
Then Genoral Catlin tells what they
did say. When the lines were waver
ing under the terrific German fire, a
sergeant cried out:
" "Come on you - - -, do
you wart to live forever?"
Tell the marines that you are not
going to take your share of the com
ing Victory Liberty Loan.
G-sneral Pershing Pins Award
on Breast of Sing Kee, Who
Braved German Fire.
Here is a text book on American
ism written in Chinese character and
translated for use when a Victory Lib
erty Lr>:m salesman tackles you to do
pour duty." It is an official American
"Pvt. Sing Kee. Infantry. Chung i
Kee, father, G04 North Fourth street.
San Jose Calif. For extraordinary
*i -oism in action at Mont Notre
^ .ne, west of Fismes, France, Au
gust 14. 15. 19!S. Pvt. Kee. although
seriously gassed during shelling by
high explosive and gas shells, refused
to be evacuated, and continued, prac
tically single-handed, by his own ini
tiative to operate the regimental mes
sage center relay station at Mont
Notre Dame Throne* t the critical
period Pvt. Kee .jd extraordi
nary heroism, high courage, and per
sistent devotion to duty and totally
disregarded all personal danger. By
his determination he materially aided
his regimental commander in com
munication with the front line."
Sing Kee wears the Distinguished
Service Medal of the United States of
Sing Kee is for America-for her
enough to lay down his life. Are you
fir America? Are you as good a man
as Sing Kee?
Then buy of the Victory Loan to the
DO YOUR BIT WILLINGLY
By spending lavishly the United
States ended the war, saved billions
of dollars and hundreds of thousands
of lives. Pay ; our share of the billi
E. J. NORRIS
Have New and VERY
LOWEST Rates on
the face of the policy if
death is caused by
if totally disabled by acci
dent or disease you cease
paying premium and in-'
E. J. NORRIS, Agt.
I take this"means of letting the
people know that I have re-opened
my pressing club, and will appre
ciate their patronage. I am better
prepared than ever to clean and
press all kinds 'of garments, both
for ladies and gentlemen. All work
guaranteed. Let me know when
you have work and I will send for
it and make prompt delivery.
Sheppard Buildir Down Stairs
tf* HOL 2 KODAK FINISHING
9 All Rolls developed 10c. ;. packs
&d 20c. up; prints ?ic.-4c.-5c. ;
enlarging 35c. up. Specialists-we do
nothing but kodak finishing. All work
guaranteed to please. Eastman Ko
daks, Films, Supplies.
Columbia Ph?to Finishing Co.,
lill Taylor Street, Columbia, S. C.
My Stallion and Jacks will make the
season at my farm, and on account of
so much trading among mare owners I
have decided to reduce fee to ten dol
lars-strictly cash at time of service.
Not responsible for accidents. Return
J. H. GARRETT.
Clark's Hill, S. C.
I "After four in our family had died
of consumption I was taken with
a frightful cough and lung trouble*
but my life was saved and I gained
87 pounds through using
Bj W. R. Patterson, Wellington, Tex. |
S PRICE 50c am] $1.00 AT ALL DRUGGISTS, t
Sm 2 E RI *!v" W ?r??vgt f?? -TT sftj^jSP:
FOR SALE: Nineteen thorough
bred 0. I. C. pigs, now r?ady for de
livery. Apply to
J. E. MIMS.
For Nineteen and Nineteen
We desire to notify cur farmer friends that we are
ready to supply their fertilizer needs. We have ready
for delivery reliable brands of fertilizers that have been
tested for years by farmers of this county, and have
over and over again proven their merit.
Besides the mixed goods, we carry a large stock of
meal and acid phosphate for mixing any forjnula you
d?sire at home.
. Come in to see us and get our prices before you make
your fertilizer contracts for 1919.
tual Insurance Asso
Property Insured $4,268,300.
WRITE OR CALL on the under
signed for any information you maj
desire about our plan of insurance.
We insure your property again*!
FIRE, WINDSTORM or LIGHT
and do so cheaper than any Com
pany in existence.
Remember, we are prepared tc
prove to you that ours is the safest
and cheapest plan of insurancs
Our Association is now licensee
to write Insurance in the countiei
of Abbeville, Greenwood, McCor
mick, Edgefield, Laurens, Saluda,
Richland, Lexington, Calhoun and
The officers are: Gen. J. Frasei
Lyon, President, Columbia S. C.,
J. R. Blake, Gen. Agent, Secty. and
Treas., Greenwood, S. C.
A. 0. Grant, Mt. Carmel, S. C.
J. M. Gambrell, Abbeville, S. C.
J. R. Blake, Greenwood, S. C.
A. W. Youngblood, Hodges, S. C.
R. H. Nicholson, Edgefield, S. C.
J. Fraser Lyon, Columbia, S. C.
W. C. Bates, Batesburg, S .C.
W. H. Wharton, Waterloo, S. C.
J. R. BLAKE,
Greenwood, S. C.
February 1st, 1919.
Have arrived the
that you have been looking
for. Write us or come to
Greenwood and see what they
will do. Will give you any
demonstration you want to
see. They will pull anyplace
a mule will.
JOHN I. CHIPLEY,
Greenwood, S. C- j
Aiken Gift Shop j
Do your KODAK WORK
and Furnish you Supplies.
We charge a little more than some, but
give best work possible.
MAIL ORDERS A SPECIALTY
Good Tires Speed
No car is better than its tires.
And time lost through tire troubles cannot
Good tires are the best practical guarantee
of your car's continuous and economical
United States Tires are good tires-the best
tires our 76 years of experience in the rubber
business have taught us to make.
You have your choice of five different
types for passenger car or light delivery use
'Nobby', 'Chain', 'Usco', 'Plain', and the
famous 'Royal Cord'.
There is also the 'Nobby Cord' for heavy
duty vehicles, as well as the Solid Truck Tire.
Among these good tires you will find
exactly the treads best suited to your car and
your driving conditions.
Our nearest Sales and Service Depot dealer
will gladly point them out to you.
United States Tires
ans Good Tires