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COAST TO COAST'
0. S. FOR LEAGUE
MILLIONS ACCLAIM WILSON AS
HE SPEEDS ACROSS
FEW ASK FOR CHANGES
Majority Feel That President's Guid
ance Should Be Held-He Regards
Pact As Sure to Come Soom
(By ML Clemens News Bureau)
Aboard President Wilson's Special
Train-From the Capital at Washing
ton to the far Pacific coast the Presi
dent of the United States has jour
neyed on the most unusual expedition
ever undertaken by a chief executive
of the nation.
To discuss national questions, many
presidents have toared the land; but
Mr. Wilson ls laying before America
ta question which affects the whole
world-the question of whether or not
we are to join in the League of Na
tions; whether we are to forget our
former isolation and share with the
other peoples of the earth the respon
sibilities of maintaining civilization
.and preventing, as he says we can do,
Between the capital and the coast
.the president made fifteen speeches
and half a dozen brief talks. All of
100,000 fellow citizens listened to him.
Several millions had the chance to see
him, and apparently everyone wanted
to see him, from those who thronged
the streets of the cities and towns
where he stopped, to those who came
to the railside or stood at little flag
stations in remote places, knowing
their only reward could be a fleeting
glimpse and a wave of the hand.
He has met and talked to all types
of citizens-to men big in the busi
ness, financial and professional worlds,
to farmers and mechanical workers,
to Indians and cowboys and foreign
born herders and rangers, to soldiers
and to mothers who lost soldier-sons
In the late war.
What do they all tell him? unani
mously they say they want peace
definitely settled, they want no more
wars, they want the League of Na
tions, and most of the American peo
ple, "it may be fairly said, tell the
President they jrant the League just
as it is, without the reservat'' ns or
amendments which certain senators
have insisted lipon. The majority of
citizens say to those who interview
them on this tour;
"Woodrow Wilson guided us rightly
.before and during the war with Ger
?many. We ei**VT^d that.war, every
one agrees, to' j, all wars. He says
the league canf' do that. We want to
.do that, so let us keep on trusting him
.and get the league into operation as
-soon as possible. Forget politics."
Most Americans encountered on the
tour h?ve forgotten politics. Repub
lican Gover ITS and Mayors have in
troduced the President to his audi
ence; the Major part of th? local com
mittees which have met him have
been Republicans. They have all said:
"We are nothing but Americans, Mr.
Mr. Wilson's arguments for the
league, briefly summarized, are those:
There can be no peace, either now
or in the future, without it. There
can only be a regrouping of nations
and a new "Balance of ?owor," which
is certain to lead to war. There can
.be no war in the future, with the
league in existence, because no single
nation would defy the united rest of
mankind, and if it did, it cculd be
brought to terms by an economic
hoycott, and without the use of arms.
There can be no reduction in the
cost of living until the league is es-1
tablished, for nations will not go
ahead with peace time production un.1
til they know that peace is definitely
assured and that production of war
material is no longer necessary.
There can be wonderful prosperity,
with the league in existence, for rel
ations of labor and capital all over
the world will be made closer and
more friendly, and the worker will re
ceive a fairer share of what he pro
. educes. ,*^.'?^_z'^\lJ? ffi&?'&r**^^.
These declaration of the president
logically and eloquently put, have left
his hearers thinking and thinking
deeply. And then Mr. Wilson has
pointed out, tho people themselves, as
differentiated from senators and politi
cians, seem to want just what the
president wants, which is America for
Quite as unusual as the purpose of
the cross country tour is the manner
In which it is being carried out and
the completeness of the arrange
ments on the nine car train which is
bearing the party.
At the rear is the private car May
flower, occupied by the President and
Mrs. Wilson. Next is a compartment
car for the secretary Tumulty, Ad.
mirai Grayson, Mr. Wilson's Physi
cian, four stenographers, the chief
executive clerk and seven secret ser-1
vice men. Byond are three compart- j
mont cars which house twenty-one
correspondents, five movie men, and
a telegraphic and a railroad expert.
Then there is a dinner, a club car, and
two baggage cac, one of them con,
verted into a business office. The
train waa exactly on time at every
' top between Washington and the
PLAN YOUR RI
If it's a tie between INCOMI
we lose, we axe handicapped OE
if we beat our FOOLISH SP]
ahead of the game. If we ke
tance the Wolf.
HOW LARGE SUMS CAN
BE SAVED ON SERVICE
Most People Fail to Consider Whal
Help in Horne Really Cost? in th?
In any plan for national economy
British specialists think that the
household rather than the familj
should he taken as a unit. Undei
household consumption they include
(1) services rendered maintaining the
house and its inmates, (2) the good?
consumed or acquired by the inmates
(3) the general charges of cleaning
decorating, offsetting deterioration
As a start in a saving program th*
British Commission has pointed out
that services should be valued ever
more highly than goods, as each per
son doing unnecessary and unproduc
tlve work not only consumes without
producing, but is also depriving the
country of possible productive power
Translated into terms of Ame?cac
saving, this service idea would mean
"Do not hire any one to do what yoi;
can do for yourself in spare time un
less you find it directly profitable."
Few'Americans are really hones!
.with themselves as to the cost of ser
yvices. Not one family in a hundred
^really knows what ^a servant actually
tostsf Most of them place the cos?
f her wages and fail to count in hei
food, l.ght and other things she con
sumes. Most of them, moreover, have
no wa}' of fl;?ruring correctly the extra
waste of food or extra breakage ot
wear und tear due to the fact thal
the servant does not have the interesi
of own3rship for making things go as
far as possible. Few families kno'w
at the end of the year the importan!
total that the "odd Jobs" man or hedge
cutter or grass trimmer has cost then;
for service that might as well have
been rendered as recreation or need
ed outdoor exercise by the man oi
boys of the family.
This, of course, does not mean thal
mfi service should be purchased
Where a housewife's time is wortli
more in money or other contribution
to family well-being than the oost of a
servant she makes a profit by employ
ing some one who frees her to do bet
ter paid work than household tasks
In many cases physical or personal
reasons make it essential to the wei
fare ol' the family to have help, but in
many cases the time saved to the
members of the household by ser
vants is not utilized profitably In a
monetary way or even in a way tc
make for real happiness or advance
Savings on service will give manj
people important sums to lend to theil
government and save for themselves
through War Savings Stamps. Tn the
caa? of children work is not only a
practical means of earning and sav
lng, but in itself is a valuable discip
pine for life. -, , - .,:
i . -??._?_. i'?
THE CAVE MAN
Took What He Wanted.
He didn't say:
"By Your Leave."
He just helped himself.
. . ?
The Civilized Man and Woman
Get What They Want with
. * .
In Order to Have Money You
Save First, Spend Afterward.
Nearly Every American Saved
Keep Up the Habit Through 1919
And Don't Stop.
. . ?
War Savings Stamps Form
The Nucleus of a
BUY THEM! KEEP THEM!
Invest your surplus money In War
Savings Stamps and watch lt grow.
5 and SPENDING, we lose. If
i the next lap of life's relay. But
ENDING, we start the next lap
ep up our saving pace, we dis
BANKS ENTER FIGHT
AGAINST BOND SHARK
: Plan ls Devised Whereby Person Whe
Must Sell Will Be Given
> Square Deal.
r Bankers in all parts of this dis
> trict have been asked lo take part in
- the war which has been declared
.'against the bond shark. The cam
? paign is to protect voe small holder
, o? Liberty and Victory Bonds. Many
; of these people are being preyed upon
by profiteers in government securi
ties and by salesmen of so-called wild
cat stocks. Government bonds^
which are the best security in the
( world, have been traded for worthless
I stock certificates which never have
and never will pay one cent in divi
While every holder of Liberty and
Victory bonds is urged not to sell,
' the fact is recognized that some per
sons bought beyond their buying power
' and they now find that for one reason
or another-good reasons no doubt
' they must sell. Bond sharks . have
taken shameful advantage of some of
these people, according to reports re
ceived, and the banks are now lining
up to put an end to their activities.
If a man finds that he must sell his
bond he .should take it to the peatiest
bank whtere he will be given Its full
market value or if for any reason the
j bank prefer not to pay the cash the
pbond holder will be directed to a rep
The Federal Reserve Bank of Rich
Imond has sent an official communi
; cation to every bank and trust com
pany in this district urging their cc*
i operation. The point ls made that no
! criticism ls aimed at the reputabl?
?broker who is legitimately buying
:and selling bonds and other standard
i securities, but a determined effort will
: be made, and indeed is now being
1 made, to block the activities of thoes
J persons who by misrepresentation ara
ipreying upon the inexperenced bond
Budgeting children will teach them
the value of money and often make
j them more careful of their clothes and
Bhoes. It -will also bring out cer
tain traits of character that nothing
else will disclose and enable parents
to correct faults before they becorao
! fixed habits. Any child old enough to
! be entrusted with money is old enough
j to bo given a specified amount to
?spend each week, and to be told the
value of saving a part of it. '
Of course very young children may
not be allowed to choose their own
clothes, but training along this line
may begin very early and a sense of
Jvalues and suitability may be . In
j stilled. - . i- - .
Three grown girls in a certain fam
ily were given the same allowance for
clothes, books, amusements, enter
tainment of friends, etc. At the end
of the first month May had spent all
of her ellowance and stated that sh?
had nothing to show for it. Jane had
saved one-half of hers and deposited
it In the bank. She had denied her
self some badly needed clothing and
bought a few showy articles with the
amount spent. She had accepted en
tertainment from friends but was too
stingy with her own money to enter
tain in return. Sarah produced an
account book and showed that she had
bought all the necessary articles of
clothing, enjoyed several well cho*sn
entertainments, and bad purchased
two War Savings Stamps, paying four
per cent compound Interest.
These are typical, and the informa
tion gathered from the first month
enabled the father and another to
Bhow May the folly of wasteful and
careless expenditure, Jane the impor
tance Oi. providing necessities first
and th? virtue of generosity, and to
commend Sarah for her unusual busl
mess ability and sense of thrift.
We have sold a goodly number of farms and town property dur
ing the present season, and now have for sale more than
of Various Sizes in EDGEFIELD COUNTY to
Now is the time for YOU to buy a FARM, and "get busy," and
"Go Over the Top" during the year 1920, the Banner Year of
We predict that the year 1920 will be a record year of world
progress, especially in agricultural lines-scientific farming
stimulated to the highest pitch by the extreme conditions and
demands during the world war. We confidently trust that
present unrest will soon become adjusted, and everybody settled
down to business as never before. We now have opportunities
such as we have never had before. Why not come up to our
M. W. SUIVE, Manager
OFFICE : Opposite New Byrd Building
Your Ginning Solicited
During the summer I spent a considerable sum on my gin
nery putting everything in the best possible order, adding sev
eral new and up-to-date features. Our five gins of the most
modern type enable us to gin and pack about 50 bales a day.
giving good sample and ginning seed clean. ,
From the time we started everything works in the best of
order. I have engaged Mr. Harry Culbreath. who has proven
himself to be a very capable man, to operate my gins this sea
son. Hiing us your cotton. We guarantee satisfaction. My
prices are the same as last season. I bought bagging and ties
early in the summer before the advance, and can furnish them
at the old price.
I pay the highest market price for seed or will exchange
meal and hulls for seed.
Your patronage solicit.
J. G. ALFORD