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Harding to Consult Bankers of
Every Section of Country.
Washington, May 27.-A group of
bankers and financiers from every
section of the country are to be con
sulted by President Harding before
ie concludes the series of financial
'conferences begun Wednesday night
at a White House' dinner when east
ern banking interests were chiefly
represented. No appointment for fur
ther conferences have been made but
it is probable a group of financial
leaders from the middle west will be
the next to be summoned by the
It was indicated today in adminis
tration circles that so far as senti
ment had been canvassed the finan
cial men are virtually unanimous in
believing that the federal reserve
board holds the key to a proper re
adjustment of general financial con
ditions. Those consulted are under
stood to have told the president that
in their opinion the board could go
a long way towards restoration of i
normal conditions by exerting its in
fluence to keep loans at a reasonable j
rate on a sound basis.
Eemoval of restrictive measures
placed by the board on credit exten
sion, under the federal reserve act,
.was said to have been advocated by
the bankers as a means of solving
the problem facing the farmers of
/ tiie country.
Progressive rediscount rates, which
the board continues in the St. Louis
. and Kansas City districts, it was con
tended, work a hardship on the agri
cultural interests because banks
which are charged more for money
?merely pass the increased cost along
to the borrowers.
The reserve banks charge mem
ber banks up to a maximum of 7 per
cent in St. Louis and 12 per cent in
Kansas City for loans in excess of
the base rates progressing one-half
per cent on each 25 per cent of loans
in excess of the base.
Legislation to permit longer cred
its to the farmers through extension
?of tije limits fixed by the reserve on
Agricultural papers eligible for re
discount at reserve banks was said to
have been favored. The opinion was
-expressed that restriction of eligible
agricultural paper to six months was
too early a maturity in the case of
many farmers. Extension of the ma
turity limits, it .was argued, would
enable the member banks to extend
correspondingly longer terms to the
The administration is understood,
however, to have taken the position
that the government could not under
take any guarantees on behalf of ex
porters but should confine its aid to
cooperation between governmental
agencies and the various factors
?working together in the country for
Typhoid fever can be contracted
only by taking into the stomach the
.germs of typhoid; and these germs
always come from the bodies of some
other cases of typhoid. Usually the
typhoid germs are spread in the bow
el discharges from the sick person;
this may occur in several ways :
1. By drinking water containing
these bowel discharges.
2. By drinking milk containing
3. By the direct transfer of ty
phoid germs from one case of typhoid
to another well person.
4. By eating food contaminated
with these bowel discharges, or wash
ed in' polluted water.
The germs may be carried to food
by flies. This is a very common meth
od of spread.
Typhoid fever is a disease of filth.
It can only be contracted by taking
into the body the waste bowel prod
ucts of one previously ill of the dis
ease. These waste products, as has
been mentioned are conveyed from
?one individual to another usually by
means of a third object, such as wa
ter, flies, or milk.
Typhoid fever can be controlled
and avoided. Immunity by typhoid
vaccination is safe and sure. To stop
the disease the custqms and habits
-of people must be controlled,and the
spread of human bowel material
R. F. Erwin Regarding His Troubles.
"A year ago last winter I had an
attack of indigestion followed by bil
iousness and constipation. Seeing
-Chamberlain's Tablets so highly rec
commended for ftomach troubles I
bought a bottle of them and they
helped me right away" writes H. F.
Erwin, Peru, Ind. If you have any
trouble with your digestion give these
tablets a trial. They will do you good.
One thirty-foot steel tank; one
one-horse electric motor; one Weston
& Brocker sewerage disposal ceptic
tank; one pump and jack; 60 feet of
5-11. B. B. JONES.
The Gospel of F. K. Lane.
Washington-Franklin K. Lar
formerly secretary of the interior ai
for years one of the most popul
figures in social and political life
Washington, sent some characterisi
impressions from his hospital bed
friends in Washington a few days b
fore his death Wednesday at Roche
ter, Minn. He died of an attack
heart trouble following an operatio
"It was a bet on the high card wi
a chance to win," wrote the late se
retary, referring to the surgical o
eation that had been performed u
on him, "and I took it."
The secretary's letter referred '
his impressions before and after 1
had walked "into the valley of tl
shadow," and is a remarkable doci
ment,, reflecting much the humanne
of the man. Mr. Lane submitted 1
the surgical operation without gene
al anaesthesia, this being prohibite
because, as he described it, his hea:
had "been cutting up some didoes,
and to his friends the former seen
tary forwarded a description of h
"I have seen death come to me
in various ways," wrote Mr. Lani
"some rather novel and Western,
once saw a man hanged. And I hav
seen several men shot. And came ver
near going out that way myself tw
or three times. But always the othe
fellow aimed poorly.
He Could Not See the End.
"But never, before have I bee
called upon to deliberately walk int
the valley of the shadow, and, sa
what you will, it is a great act.
have said in the past months of end
less examination that a man with,
little curiosity and a little humor am
a little money, who was not in to<
great pain, could enjoy himself stud;
ing the ways of doctors and nurse
as he journeyed the invalid's path. I
was, indeed, made a flowery path fo
me, as much as any path could be ii
which a man suffered more humilia
tion and distress and thwarting ant
frustration, on the whole, than hi
"But here was a path the end o:
which I could not see. I was not com
pelled to take it. My very latest doc
tor advised me against taking it. '.
could live some time without takini
it. It was a bet on the high card wit!
a chance to win, and I took it.
"Lead Kindly Light," His Gospel.
"For two-days I had had know!
edge that this operation was to tak(
plac? at this time and my nerve?
had not been just as good as thej
should have been. Those men whe
sleep twelve hours perfectly before
being electrocized have evidently lee
more tranquil lives than I have, 01
have less concern as to the future,
Ah, now I was to know the great se
cret! For forty years I had been won
dering, wondering. Often I had said
to myself that I should summon to
my mind when this moment came
some words that would be somewhat
a synthesis of my philosophy. Socra
tes said to those who stood by after
he had drunk the hemlock, 'No evil
can befall a good man, whether he be
alive or dead.' I do not know how far
from that we have gone in these
twenty-four hundred years.
"The apothegm, however, was not
opposite to me, because it.involved a
declaration that I was a good man,
and I do not know anyone who has
the right to so appreciate himself.
And I had come to the conclusion
that perhaps the best statement of
my creed could be fitted into the
words 'I accept,' which to me meant
that if in the law of nature my indi
vidual spirit was to goi back into the
great ocean of spirits, my one duty
was to conform. 'Lead Kindly Light,'
was all the gospel I had. I accepted."
Timely Hints For Hog Raisers.
Any change in the brood sow's feed
should be made gradually.
Through liberal feeding lies the
only road to profit.
. Balancing corn with wheat shorts
alone is too expensive. Use some fish
meal or tankage.
Corn alone may be made "handi
est" feed, but pork thus made is ex
A good system of farming includes
at least "one good brood sow-prop
erly cared for."
Many a little has been lost for
want of a good farrowing house. In
each case the price of a house was
paid, but no house obtained.
Water constitutes over 40 per cent
of a hog. His thirst costs his owner
When a pork hog is not gaining in
weight he is 'not paying rent for the
land he occupies.
No matter how good ? pasture is, a
hog cannot pay for it without addi
A man may be a mighty good feed
er, but he will never make money
producing pork under dry lot condi
SCHOOL SAVERS ARE
DOING SPLENDID WORK
IN THRIFT CAMPAIGN
MANY SOCIETIES FORMED AND
MEMBERS ARE NOW BUSILY
WATCHING THEIR M Ort EY
'? Teachers and children are enthu
siastic over the new thrift spirit in
the school room, which has already
resulted not only in giving a novel and
practical interest to tiine honored sub
jects, but in the organization of ap
proximately 11,000 rchool savings
clubs in the schools jf this district
Last year the gross sales of Thrift and
War Savings Stamps and Treasury
Savings Certificates in the fifth dis
trict amounted to more than 12,315,000
during the school session, and it is
hoped that when the figures are com
piled for the 1920-1921 session, an
even better record will be shown. 1 .
Thousands of penny and nickel sav
ings books, text leaflets in thrift and
wall charts for showing the records of
savings clubs have been mailed out to
schools asking for them. Boys and
girls are learning to put their money
into government savings securities in
stead of wasting it, and in order that
they may not look upon savings as an j
end in itself, and gain a false concep- ?
tioa of thrift as a form of stinginess, j
they are encouraged to save for some I
definite, worth-while object such, for j
instance, as a college education or
Saving is only a third of the game,
however, for the youngsters earn much
of the money they cave and invest in
Thrift and Savings Stamps. Weeding
tobacco, running errands, clerking in
stores, washing dishes, raising vege
tables and live stock are some of the
callings in which school savings club
members engage during summer vaca
tions and after school hours, and keen
is the rivalry among them.
Even the smallest tots are taking an
active part in the "Earn and Save"
movement, and patriotic teachers who
understand the value of thrift as an
element of good citizenship are devot
ing their time and thought to making
it part of their educational work, and
are also encouraging the organization
of savings clubs by the children them
selves. They realize that they are
rendering a real service to the country
by teaching sound economic thought,
practical patriotism and prosperity.
GIVING SPLENDID AID
Postmasters are giving splendid
co-operation in the effort to create
new capital by increasing the num
ber jof investors in governmnent
savings securities. Approximately ?j
300,000 letters have-been distributed
by them since the middle of Feb
ruary to patrons of their offices,
through post office boxes or by
means of the regular' carriers, call
ing attention to the fact that the
man who saves even a dollar out
of his income has to that extent
become a capitalist, and to the ab
solute safety of government securi
ties SB investments for such sav
ings. The postmasters are to be
congratulated not only for helping
to finance the government but for
making their influence felt in be
half of the welfare of their own
communities. Distribution of these
letters means that the benefits of
saving and sound investment have
been brought directly to the atten
tion of thousands of persons in
Maryland, the District of Columbia,
West Virginia, Virginia and the two
GROWING NUMBER OF MODEST
INVESTORS CONSIDERED SIGN
OF NATIONAL PROS
. One of the most hopeful signs for
the future of this nation is the ever
increasing list of small investors. This
movement, which gained such great
stimulus through the issue ol Liberty
Bonds, is now continuing with added
momentum. Having once tested the
joys of coupon clipping, having learned
the rewards of economy and thrift, the
man of small means has become an
Never before has the absolute safety
of investment in government securities
been so coupled with opportunity tor
sure profit as at the present time. Lib
erty Bonds, Treasury Savings Certifi
cates and Savings Stamps offer the
chance for every man, woman end
child to join the ranks of the capitalists
and to do so without inconvenience or
danger of loss.
Equally Important is the effect on
the habits of the people. The
movement strikes directly at the na
tional vice of extrvagance. Already
it has done much to change the Unit
ed States, from a nation of spenders to
a nation of savers and the end is not
Practice thrift and saving for thirty
days and you will never abandon the
.habit. In that time you will have
learned what it means to you.
Thrift Stamps pave the road to
Anyon* can be a failure! It takes
Intelligence, thrift and bard work tn
bo a success. 1
The Camel idea wasn't born then. It was the
exclusive expert Camel blend that revolutionized
That Camel blend of choice Turkish and Domestic
tobaccos hits just the right spot. It gives Camels such ?
mellow mildness and fragrance!
The first time I smoked Camels I knew they were
made for me. I knew they were the smoothest, finest
cigarette in the world, at any price.
Nobody can tell me anything different.
R. J. REYNOLDS Tobacco Co.
\VinBton-?alcia, N. C.
How Often Do You Clean Your
Much of the "griefthat sometimes
visits poultry flocks is invited by lack
of proper cleanliness and sanitation.
A good many folks have the impres
sion that cleaning out the henhouse
once a month constitutes poultry
cleanliness. It is cleanliness, to be
sure, compared with the semi annual
cleanings which some houses get, but
it still falls short of the mark and
there is no real danger of any house
being cleaned too often or too thor
Most folks would find their flocks
more healthy and profitable if they
would keep their henhouses clean all
the time instead of periodically. This
takes a little more time and effort,
but we have seen this difference in
flocks time after time, and know that
it pays in dollars and cents. It is not
merely a matter of keeping the poul
try, house neat and clean, but also
free from filth and vermin at all
The matter of sanitation, accord
ing to Nature's standards, is another
prime reason for removing the drop
pings frequently. Let us consider the
fact that in the wild state chickens
roosted in trees sufficiently high that
the fumes arising from their excre
ment would not reach them. Now, on
the other hand, when fowls are forced
to sleep in domestication on perches
only a few inches or a few feet at the
most, above the gathered filth of
many nights, it stands to reason that
sooner or later the hen's throat and
lungs t are going to get out of order
and this leads to germs and infec
tions that soon sap her strength and
Chamberlain's Colic and Diarrhoea
Every family should keep this prep
ration at hand ready for instant use j
when needed. Severe attacks of colic
and cholera morbus often prove fatal \
before medicine can be procuder or j
a physician summoned. The uniform
success that has attended the use of
this remedy and the prompt cures
which it has effected have made it a
staple article of trade.
Ford products-Ford touring cars,
Ford runabouts, Ford coupes' Ford
sedans, Ford trucks, Fordson trac
tors-have all tumbled in price until
they are within reach of people of
very moderate means. If you need a
Ford, any kind of Ford, come in and
let us talk it over with you.
YONCE & MOONEY. ,
IT S NOT WHAT
CoDirieht 1909, br C. E. Zimmerman Co. ..No. 66
EVERY DOLLAR that you spend foolishly, every proportion
ate amount of money that you earn that it would be possible to
save and do not, is only money that you have to work for again.
On the other hand every dollar you put in the bank is money
that is going to constantly work for you. Which is the best;
money always working for you, or you always working for
your money. Come in and start that bank account. Don't put it
off another day.
BANK OF EDGEFIELD
OFFICERS: J. C. Sheppard, President; A. S. Tompkins, vice-President;
E. J. Mims, Cashier; J. H. Allen, Assistant Cashier.
DIRECTORS: J. C. Sheppard, Thos. H. Rainsford, John Rainsford,
M. C. Parker, A. S. Tompkins, J. G. Holland, E. J. Mims, J. H. Allen.
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