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f. If we can just get everybody in
this country to strike and tie up
-everything, prices, are bound to drop.
..Give everybody an increase of 100
,jper cent, and watch the cost of liv-
ing expenses do a Jess Willard flop !
'VAs soon as an employer has to in-
'crease wages ho immediately reduces
jthe price of his goods to the public.
It's so simple it is -almost -foolish.
lt's. a wouitor wo never thought of it
There is a. battle roya on in Mexi
co. On the one sideis arrayed the
British oil interests. On the other
side is arrayed two powerful petro
leum corporations. It is a battle to
the death for control, but why should
this government order armed inter
vention in Mexico? Why should alien
interests ,bo permitted to cpntrol or
seek to control the petroleum fields
6 the United States! Why not hove
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Ibcporta.of firm prodwete h the
ymr anding Jane 90, amounted
more than three billions of dollars,
about three times our national ex-
LportB before the wap Cotton, and
.tobacco represented roughly about
a billion livo stock products over a
billion, and breudstuffs and miscel
laneous litems, about a bilh'on. Pur
farmers have always been prosper
ous when there was a good fpreign.
demand for our products, and the
war period has been the most pros
perous in Qurv history. , , i
But there are signs of a storms
Tho'Daromctor of "foreign orchange"
has been falling for several months,
in a manner never known before 'in
time of peace. The husiness men who
carry on our foreign trade are tak-;
ing extra insurance and watching
carefully to sco that every trans
action they undertake will bo able to
stand if a storm breaks.
' Europe cannot go on indifinitely
buying our farm ' products at the
present dale, because they will not'
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be ablo to pay tho bills. When tney
stop buying our prices will fall. The
governments of Europe have been
borrowing money to import food, and
selling it"flt a loss to the people in
their countries, to prevent Bolshev
istic revolutions, Vut they have about
reached the limit of their- ability; to
A jnodernto decline in our prices
of farm products must be expected,:
but we 'ought to use our brains if
Uvc care to prevent "a radical declino
tha.tr will unsettle business and. bring
on trouble, in this country. They,, will
raise more food for themselves in
Europe this year than they could
during the war, and this will moder
ate their terrific hunger for Ameri
can products. -They' have the ships
now, to bring products from tho tropr' i
ics, which theycould not get during
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Something must ..bo done, .however,-
Is I he lime lo iave
.Some day this wave b'f extravagance and H. C. L. will
break . 'Morfey will then he tight and its purchasing
value double. A Dollar Saved Now will then be Worth;
ToSave Properly Means to Invest Properly
Idje, Money is-Lost Money.
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Enjoyable and Successful
Beyond Measure was the formal opening of the Traders National Bank
last Friday, and during the hours from 9 A. M. to 4 P. M. over 500 pa
trons, friends and acquaintances visited the handsome building, and
were shown through, all of the guests paying compliment to the archi- ''.
'tectural construction, the convenient arrangement of the interior, the., -x ,j,
beautiful furniture and fixtures and the modern equfprrienfc throughout -,
The large safety deposit vault was the subject of much interest, while
the "Mysterious Clock'' attracted unusual attention. ''
The Register, which the bank desires to keep as & memento of a
joyous and happy occasion, was signed' by Tabout 500 visitors, and a re
quest hag been made that this Register be held open for a few days
longer, so that other visitors may place their names upon its pages, and
this request will be complied with and the Register held until next Sat
During the hours of the opening delightful music was rendered
'and each lady was pleasantly remembered with a carnation and souve
nirs were given to. the guests.
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rt'ji,"The interior of the bank was tastily and artistically decorated in
potted plants and ferns, carnations and chrysanthemums and the occa-
sion of the opening will long be remembered by all who were there.
s National Bank
wishes'tb take this opportunity to thank its patrons
and friends for their loyalty and support and to ex
tend a' cordial invitation to everyone to become a
customer. Make this Bank YOUR BANK.
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p overcome the fall in exchange , or
our'sh'ipnicnts to Europe will fall'off
so rapidly that it will have a bad,' ef
fect in this country. A "fall in ex-,
change" means that they have to pay
more money, than wo receive for any
thing they buy from us. It actually
means that their money 5s at a dis
count like our paper moneyafter the
CiviMVar, and it takes more of their
shillings or francs or marks to make
n dollar than if they wero on a nor
mal, gold basis. v.
"When the peac0 treaty and the
League of Nations are ratified, by
this country 5twill help to restore,
their credit, but we are so overlei
with prosperity that wo are picking
at our plates while the .peoplo in
tho countries from which our an
cestors canto are hungry and bank
rupt and looking in despair to see
what America., is going to do. If
their credit were restored it would
help them to recover the work they
difl .before tho Avar to make their
living, and. .they would gradually, if
slowly, .ork back to a, normal basis.
Ye cannot oxpect to go on aitir
our enormous exports unless we do
everything possible to help our cus
tomers in Europo to get on their
feet. The "balance of- trade" which
they owe us for our farin products
so' grcnt, running into billions, that
they cannot possibly pay cnslr the
way they did beforo tho war. Wo
shall have- to find some way of ex
Americans are heavy consumers
of sugar. According to tho National
City Bank, of New York, they paid a
billion dollars for this sugar in 1918
as against a little- more thau one
third that sum in the year before
the war. Moreover, of the nearly 9,
000,p00,000 pounds of sugar consum
ed in the United States during the
fiscal year 1919 nbout one-fourth
wnH produced in this country, an
other fourth in its Islands and the
remainder was drawn from other
countries, chiefly Cuba. It is up"1o
tho Amurican housewife to rcduco
And even if they do save tho old
baby buggy aflter the first baby has
learned to walk, thoy aro going to
buy a new one, because Friend Wife
will discover that the old one doesn't
match the second bnbv'u complexion.
Underwear. It. E. Punch A; Co.
The high. cost of living wasn't such
a much in the old days when the only
moving pictures were those an the
Family Album and tho girl acted as
tho operator and supplied the verbal
captions while ,the fejlow was the.
After a girl gets through re- 'ing
a very sad and pasonnte novel, she
goes around tho house looking as if
sho had cramps, and imagines tltat
she is wearing a Tragic expression.
This is a queer world. A man with
an iinpedient in his speech has to
remain silent, while a man with an
iinpedient in his thoughts does all
tho talking. ,
Assistance is alright, but decep
tion often looks just like it. In fact,
it is as hard to distinguish one from
the other as to tell a mushroom from
J. & JL Shoes at The Walsh Co.
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Having changed my location from
Flat Creek, Bath county, to Mont
gomery countywand located 4 miles
west of Mt. Sterling on tho Winches
tor pike, I have a nico lino of nursery
stock to offer, consisting of Fruit,
Ornamental and Shade Trees, Vines,
Shrubs and Plants, which I will offer
at reasonable prices. Catnloguo and
price list frco on application. Address
all orders to W. W. Clark, Mt. Ster-
liug, Ky., R. R. No. 1. Phono 008-J-2.
LET US SUPPLY YOUR WANTS
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