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Will the Kaiser Haue aLaugh-oraChill?
You May Not Measure Your Patriotism in Money, but When the Liberty Loan Lists Close, the Dollar Will Be the Only Sign He'll Understand by ROY S. DURSTINE, of BERRIEN-DURSTINE, INC. ??H OUGHT a Liberty Bond yet?" D "No. Can't afford it." "Can you afford to let the Germans win this war?" "Oh, it's not as bad as that, I guess." "What's going to stop them?" "Well, a few hundred thousand American soldiers will make them hesitate a little." "Who's going to send those soldiers?" "The Government, of course." "And clothe them, and arm them, and feed them, and train them, and pay them every month?" "Uncle Sam, again." "And provide the ships to send them over in, and the trucks to carry their supplies and ammunition, and the doctors and nurses and medicines and bandages and surgical instru? ments to mend them with?" "Once again, the Government." "Did the Governmen-- have to meet ex? penses like that last year?" "Of course not. We weren't in the war then." "Then how is it going to meet them this year? "Well, they'll get the money somewhere. The banks ought to come across." "The banks are coming, but if they could provide enough do you suppose every bond sales? man in town would be dropping his own work and going out to sell these bonds on street corners and from house to house? "Are they?" "You bet they are! And not getting a cent of profit out of it, either!" "Well, that's pretty fine, isn't it?" "If this loan were going to raise'itself, do you suppose every bank would be turning itself into a store and every store turning itself into a bank?" "What do they get out of it?" "Not a red cent!" "Well, let the rich men help them out first." "The rich men have helped. But that's not enough." "Why, I saw that one man took $15,000, 000." "So he did. But if ten men did as much, that wouldn't bring the Government one-tenth of what it needs immediately." "Honestly?" "And if a hundred men did as much, it wouldn't bring a quarter of what the Gov? ernment will need within the time that we can foresee even now. And there's no possible way to tell what the needs will be before the war is won." "Do you mean to say really that if men like me don't come across the Government can't carry on this fight the way every patriotic American wants it carried on? Why, I thought-" "Then for Heaven's sake, think! I mean to say that if every butcher and baker and can? dlestick maker, every mil lionaire and office boy, every streetcar conductor and stenographer and elevator man, every tailor and actor and manufacturer and salesman, every person in this country who's earning from $5 to $5,000 a week doesn't come to life on this Liberty Loan and buy one bond and then another and an? other, this country is going to be put in the position of a man who starts something he can't finish!" "But I haven't got a hundred dollars." "Have you got three?" "Yes." "How much can you lay aside every week?" "Two dollars. Three, maybe." "Make it three this week. Go into any de? partment store, bank or any other place where that blue sign is shown." "And then what?" "Next week save $3. And the next $5. They buy another certificate. When you get $50 worth, exchange them for a $50 coupon bond. Then you're really started. And you won't stop. You'll have formed the best habit a man can have. Your patriotism won't be all talk. It will be as good as the Government bonds you own-the bonds that are pay? ing you 3J/> per cent, on your savings. And besides that 3y? per cent, those bonds will pay the biggest dividend that any security ever paid." "What's that?" "Victory!" "You seem to be all excited about it." "I should say I am excited. And I'm get? ting more and more excited as June 1 5th comes nearer and nearer." "What's going to happen then?" "That's the day on which the bonds in this first issue of two billions are to be registered. That's the day when the world is going to know whether this country is backing up its Admin? istration or not." "Oh, 1 don't measure my patriotism in dollars." "But the Germans do!" "Do what? iMeasure my patriotism by the amount I subscribe?" "You bet they do! This is the first time this country has had a chance to say whether it's in this war for fun or for keeps. It's the first time we've been able to stop waving flags long enough to wave a few greenbacks. What you and I do before June 15th is going to be the answer. That's the day when the Kaiser is going to have either a laugh or a chill!" This advertisement is one of a aeries published through the patriotism of the well-known individuals, firms and institutions whose names appear below. Those marked by a star (.) will arrange for the delivery of Liberty Bonds to you as issued -without profit of any kind to themselves-if you will communicate with them in person, by letter or by telephone. BANKS, SAFE DEPOSIT and TRUST COMPANIES . Hudson Trust Co., 1411 Broadway . Standard Safe. Deposit Co. of N. Y.. 25 Broad Street . Winchester Avenue Bank, 1060 Southern Boulevard . Commercial Trust Co., 1451 Broadway . Mercantile Safe Deposit Co.. 1 11 Broadway INSU.RANCE Alfird M Best Co., Inc.. 100 William Street Frank B. Hall & Co., 26 Exchange Place Frederick A. Morrison, General Agent Berkshire Life In lurancr Co., 44 Court Street, Brooklyn .Great Eastern Casualty Co., 55 John Street Nation.?I LUfe Inaurance Company of Vermont. Mont? pelier, Vt. Preferred Accident Insurance Co., 80 Maiden Lane United States Casualty Go-, ?SO Maiden Lane DEPARTMENT STORES * Abraham & Straus, 420 Fulton Street. Brooklyn * B. Altman 6c Co., Fifth Avenue and 34th Street * Bloomineddle Brothers, 59th to 60th Street. Lexington to 3d Ave. * H. C. F. Koch & Co. (he), 125th Street Wal * rrrd'rick Loe?er 6c Co., 484 Fulton Street, Brooklyn * Lord & Taylor, Fifth Avenue 6c 38th Street * A. I. Namm 6c Son, 452 Fulton Street, Brooklyn * Saks & Co.. Broadway, 33d and 34th Streets * Stern Brother!, 41 West 42d Street MEN'S STORES * Brill Brothers, 1619 Broadway and other ?tores * Brok.iw Bros., 1457 Broadway * Rogers Peet Co., 842 Broadway and other ?tores ? F. R. Tripler & Co.. 35 E. 42d Street * Weber CK He.lbroner, 241 Broadway and other stores PIANOS . Knabe Warerooms, Fifth Avenue and 39th Street SPECIALTY SHOPS Bergdorf ?5c Goodman Co., 616 Fifth Avenue Lane Bryant. 21 6c 23 West 38th Street Boue Soeurs, 1 3 West 56th Street P. Centemeri 6c Co.. 400 Fifth Avenue Crocker Mourning Specialty House. 373 Fifth Avenue J. M. Gidding 6c Co., 564 Fifth Avenue D. Hartminn, Importer. 308 Fifth Avenue A. F. Jammes, 543 Fifth Avenue A. Jaeckel & Co.. 384 Fifth Avenue Jones 6c Brindisi, 6 East 39th Street Lewis 6c Conger, Sixth Avenue and 45th Street n?.ington Bros. Co., 314 Fifth Avenue Revillon Freres. 26 West 35th Street C. C. Sh-yne ck Co.. 126 West 42d Street f-reneau Sweeny. 392 Fifth Avenue Thurn. In?- . 15 East 52d Street A. A. Vantine 6c Co., Inc., Fifth Avenue & 39th Street REAL ESTATE J. Romaine Brown Co.. 299 Madison Avenue Cross 6c Brown Co., l8 East 41 st Street Joseph P. Day, 31 Nassau Street Pease & Elliman, 340 Madison Avenue TRANSPORTATION Eastern S. S. Corp.. Pier l8. N. R. Hudson Navigation Co. (Peoples-Citizens Line), Pier 32, N. R. Hudson River Day Line. E. E. Olcott, Pr?s., Desbrosses Street Pier THEATRICAL and MOTION PICTURES John Cort. 1472 Broadway Wm. Hams. Jr.. Hudson Theatre Bldg.. West 44th Street Henry W. Savage. 226 Wrst 42d Street Universal Film Mfg. Co., 1600 Broadway The Rialto, Seventh Avenue and 42d Street World Film Corp.. 130 West 46th Street Only One-Half Day More!