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. t lafeMlLADELPHrA; SATURDAY, OCTOBER. 12, 1918 j, , - '- !! II .11 IIIMII.l. " - I HI. ..!., I ....IIWl.ll.MI EjsSBi J ' j v ; ' r w jvf - v - " CUT THIS OUT V V ii PASTE IT UP WHERE OTHERS CAN SEE IT .t -a 4 Is It True Thftt There Is a Lurking Traitor in Our Midst? OM iitftc s Striving to Disgrace the Flag? f IV "l JJHjipupf r ' lPflW5PWW'Pl!,.Wl, 1 V AND ' J i ' ' Is it an enemt who, day in. and day out, id time! of day and in time of night, in the streets and in the Komes")pif the street cars and on the railroad trains, in the privacy of joflScefe and in the open of the sunlight, make's the caWkl .remark and the whispered caution and the loud-voiced declaration that: ,; '5VM. i ' "Oh Well, the War's Over; It! Won't Matter So Much Now About the Liberty Loan" , Is it a voice like the voice of a traitor, and are ;the words like' the words of a friend of the'Kaisefe.p ,, ,, , .. -,.. ... And is it done at the very crucial moment heh" our boys over there" (oh, our owricle,arbo$! bone of our bone and blood di our blood!) at the' ver -moment when our boys over there " are rushing forward in the. flame and. the .fire and the blasts of death, at the very nlloment.that . . Mr They Are GtiVing j)p V Their Lives for bur Liberty i . ! " U-i1 ' ' fr" f. while the question rises: Are Wfe slackenmg:b.ack"here ana giving way and failing in bur dilty? , J r '':y .' Sweet Liberty! Glorious Lady of this wonderful coun: try, are we listening to the voice of theiuhffiendly pTropay gandist, and are we slackeningback from our duty? " ' Do You Know, Do Yoii ftealiie; What These Boys Have,.pon?v . , a . Do you know that the enemies 'fighting, us' have the greatest, the most wonderfully equippedthe most marvelous ly disciplined, the most instahtlyrrespjbnsiye.army i.the world ? v Ol". '' ' " " " ' '- : It is a powerful r ichine, every pieceitested aforehand, its every" movement calculated and" perfected. The soldier aha the sailor who without cause began warring on. us- started military training almost as soofuas hejfulid''alkya taught and built up and doctored and .managed "and slip ported through his whole. youfh for niifitaify sryicerH'walfe . made into a magnificent fighter? The're, wasn't the like- of him under the sun. f -v Our Soldiers, a Few MokWAgo.iJIn't,, iwiow toe uurerence jjetween rsraae jtest ana a crass Dana t i .- i . - . ''. - , i -,Tr 1 K1" loud. Soldiers! The militarists of other. lands laughed long and laughed "Soldiers! They are not soldieft. They are.only-'clerks, wait ers, chauffeurs, printers, shoemakers,- farrridrsj'preifchers, lawyers, brokers I Untrained boys!" ' 'V.' .','.' .v ' "-.r' ' Well, and so they were. Just plain, everyday Americans, not trainea outcners. , ; m w . JtSut they went at it. , A. . i : . ir r-i- It was a job to be done. ' v , s ' . . . Somehow they learned. They learned'impatieridy.' Wanted to . get it over and be done with it and bait honlc & tfie-fMlw v ;) And so they went at it. I' ' , t ., .. Is, ; :, 'M "" Went at it at Cantigny, went at it at CateuifhiiTyj-iit?si. Mihiel, at Fismes, at Cunel and Marcb and Lihcbn and Sommc-Py. Went at it with Old Glory flyinjHke t th6 EajjliVof tfielr horned land and met the Imperial Prussian Guard aijd hipipid it. , dust. Met it and thrashed it and flung it back. Licked it, man for man, and gun for gun, and mass for mass. Put it to utter rout and pushed on and trampled its flags in the places. That's one point of the line. They are doing as much in twenty They are fighting the great battle and They're Winning the War! Americans Are Winning the War! But can they keep it up? Day and night they can keep it up if we stand back of them! Are they bound to win? Bound to win if we stand by them! Will it be long? It will be very long if we don't stand by them! . What can we do to make it sure ? .... We can buy bonds. Fellow-Citizens, We Must Do It Can we look the mothers of those boys in the face if we fail them? Can we stretch forth clean hands to greet them when they come back if we fail them now ? Every One of Us Can Buy MORE Bonds y We can spare more of the money that we have got. We can borrow more money at the banks they are glad to lend it for the purchase of Liberty Bonds. ' We can extend our credit. We can go into debt. We can manage it somehow. Let's sit down around the table here and talk it over. It is wonderful the ways that can be found to get money to buy more bonds. And, anyway, we have GOT TO DO IT; for if we don't Where is our Honor? Where is our Faith? Where is our City? Where is our Freedom? Where is our Flag? People of Philadelphia, we have at our command the won derful privilege of saving a great and grave situation! Let?s go at it with the same spjrit that our boys are going at it 4,over there." jf- NOW, THEN r Let it not be said that Philadelphia patriotism shrivels before Prussianism, as yet unconquered, but manifestly conquer able if we now do our full duty in lending our money. Signed lwwh "?. -j ?( ''A c. r' i 'it' i k. - i'a s 'Vw Tki. (, CJ - 'i . f ii A !. . 'di .- ii i ', ' irA Jl - r.. .' 4 tt'l $ V1.. Vi JM I I; jJi-t It . m i? V-, & ) U i r a -VI . 'ly' .i x :Mi" ?. 'm i . u' - oil VtQ?: . . s z. t.i Wi ',. -?" Jii if i , i .j. iid M-l s?. )i. fsi ; Ml" "J .v '' Jil . n- "?,; k' 4"!; ii! ir tt.i !.;. -" . h r . 'H IT Oetohtr it, if it. V 1( " . Z,iZXtt&t . .. . J. . EiklXI ( - m r-. ' Uiva " - ,.... . ... .-..,... ....