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THE OKOLONA MESSENGER.
pitt? fr mm IS GREATEST STAKE IN BATTLE FOR HUMANITY Buy Liberty Bonds to the Limit, I3 Plea of President Farrington, of Miners' Union f By FRANK FARRINGTON. Every working man end working woman in America should buy Liberty Bonds to the limit of their ability to do so. They should buy until It hurts, end after it begins to hurt they should keep on buying until their purchase becomes a personal sacrifice for the reason that upon the outcome of the war raging depends the future fate of the workers of America. Forced to enter a conflict that could no longer be avoided with safety to the liberties of the people of America and the democracies of the world, our country is now involved in the most appalling tragedy that hag overtaken mankind since the beginning of time. The issue involved is: Shall Democracy or Autocracy rule .the world? Shall the peoples of dem oracles, where democracies obtain. FRANK FARRINGTOfJ. continue their democratic form of gov ernment and preserve unto them selves their hard-earned liberties with opportunity to improve them and thus contribute to the betterment of all mankind, or shall the attainments of centuries-old struggles for freedom and liberty be blasted into oblivion by a ruthless military caste and all the peo ple of the world be menaced and ruled by the tyranny of a triumphant military despotism? That is the greatf mmlprlvtiifr nrtnnJnla in ho ilotorminn and the one that has caused millions of men to be gripped in a death strug gle, the enormity and hell fury vio lence of whieh is unprecedented in the world's history and beyond the power of human mind to fully compre hend. On one side are arrayed the legions of a military caste, driven to battle by the mailed fist of Autocracy. On the other side are the forces of Democracy heroically answering the challenge to do battle in defense of liberty. Justice and humanity. Into this crucible of horror America has cast her lot with the forces of Dem ocracy, and summoned her tons' to help throw off the yoke of threatened Autocracy so that the peoples of all the nations of the world shall be free to follow the tenor of their own de sign. , V Our Solemn Obligation. The momentous decision of our Gov ernment to throw the nation's - re sources into this mighty conflict and to give of her sons, and of her wealth, to the cause of humanity, Imposes upon every American and upon every mar who has partaken of America's bounty the solemn obligation of loyal ty in doing their part to win victory lor the cause America represents, no matter whether they be found as sol diers in the battle lines or as work ers in industrial pursuits. , The full significance of this awful cataclysm that has overtaken the ' world and or relation thereto is, as yet by us, scarcely realized, though : thousands of our countrymen are now In the battle lines and myriads more are preparing to follow. These, our .countrymen, the select of America, scholars, college men, professionals of all the arts and trades, and ciences, sons of the rich and sons of the poor, men who love life as well as we but : who prefer liberty to life without lib erty, have made common cause and entered the lists in answer to the na- ' tion'B needs. These men, every one a hero, with the courage of Spartans and the souls of martyrs, go to the battle grounds to face every death-dealing-device human brain can devise for the destruction of man and offer their" lives in defense of democracy tnd the freedom of the peoples of the world, and they will do this with the full knowledge that millions of their kind have already been ruined physi cally and mentally and left jo suffer a living death, while other millions hare blasted into bits and their shreds trampled into the muck and mire of this thundering inferno of death and destruction. Upon these who stay at . home will devolve the obligation of .making it possible for those at the front to have a fighting chance. . ( Worker Behind the Line. :'. Upon our workers of America de Solves a tremendous obligation; that la the obligation of aiding and sustain; big our countrymen under arms whil ft 7 I nx-v run Farrington' a Big Union T rank Farrington, author of the accompanying article, is President of the Illinois Dis trict of the United Mine Workers of America, and one of the best known labor lead ers in this country.. His dis trict union has a membership of close to one hundred thou sand miners who produce eighty million tons of coal an nually. The total coal pro duction in the United, States is about 400,000,000 tons. they fight to establish the supreme principle that mankind shall be free and th t liberty and justice shall be triumphant throughout the world. If Autocracy should win in this titanic struggle for human rights, all our accomplishments of the past would be swept away and tyranny and oppression would be rampant through out the world. Should that come true. no class would suffer as much as the men and women of labor, and it will come true if we fail to support our Government In the present crisis. A government can be no stronger than the people living under it make It, and if we fail to respond to our Government's appeal for help our war policy must collapse and our country men "over there" must fail, and in that evnt it is Inevitable that the forces of autocracy shall be triumph ant over the forces of democracy. Thus it is that every working man and working woman in America should buy Liberty Bonds. Money invested in Liberty Bonds is as safe as our Government itself. The Illinois district of the United Mine Workers of America has purchased $500,000 worth of the first, second and third issues of bonds out of district funds and we propose to buy $500,000 worth of the fourth issue. Our various local unions have made purchases ag gregating millions and I am certain they will buy bountifully of the fourth issue. The rate of interest paid on such Investment is fair.' However, the paramount reason why we should buy. Liberty Bonds is because the fate of lie world Is in the balance, the free- loin and happiness of humanity is at. ,'take' ad he Ba'e of berty Bonds; Is one of the mediums through which' Dur Government must raise the money to feed and equip and to care for our sons and brothers, our relatives and: isseciates, our countrymen "the boys jver there" while they fight to crush autocracy and to implant in its stead, liberty and Justice for all the peoples f all the nations of the world. Liberty Medals In the ranks when a soldier per forms some heroic act he is awarded a medal. In the civilian army when iome person buys Liberty Bonds, loins the Red Cross or the Y. M. C. A., he or she is given a badge. It is an honor for a person to wear one of these badges. Just as it is tor the soldier to wear his. The aver age American citizen can and should wear three of these badges the Lib erty Loan, the Red Cross and the T. M. C. A. They show that the wearer is far- sighted enough to see that if we are to do our 'part in helping to relieve the Hun-infested lands of Europe, and make the menace of the spiked helmet a thing of the past, we must have soldiers, and that soldiers alone can not accomplish this. ' , Uncle Sam needs , the money ob tained through the purchase of Lib erty Bonds to make ammunition, feed, clothe and to furnish other eaential things needed in the maintaining o an army. , ' ' . We must have the Red Cross to look after the families of the soldiers, furnish bandages, nurses and other things to make army life comfortable. The Y. M. C. A. to keep up the morale of the men, the "Y" huts, where the men are furnished' hot drinks, cigarettes, writing materials and literature. After the war is over and our boys have returned home to us, bringing with them medals showing that they performed some commendable deed, will YOU have your three, to show the boys that you are backing them all the while TSiloam Springs (Ark. Daily Register. A Colored Man's Example. It was a. wise and patriotic old col ored American who refused to sell his $100 Liberty Bond for $96, because he would not give up the United States' promise (his bond) to pay him $100 with interest for the United States promise . (currency) to pay him $96, and who retuied to sell the same bond for $102, , because, he said, that the $102 must be counterfeit or else the would be purchaser would not be wil ling to give it for only $100. It is safe to f y that there are no geld bricks or wildcat securities among that Ameri can's assets. Keep the Hopper E? VAST BORROWINGS OF 0.1 TO E Think of the Many Opportunities for Investment Which the. War Loans Offer. The vast borrowings of the govern ment made necessary by the war have startled a good many patriotic but short-thinking people. Involuntarily perhaps, they feel that an exacting de mand is being made on everybody und they grow uneasy and restless. Private and public expenditures are being cutbed right and left so that the, government may have more and more money. ' But the money is staying right here in this country. And the great gov ernment war issues afford excellent investment opportunities to the tusi-; ness man. He can loan his capital to the government at 44 per cent inter est, a rate which after the war will make a security of such safety gilt edged, and he can get his capital back at a time when its purchasing power will be greatly increased. Financiers Study Situation. "No doubt these factors win le ap preciated in time and the bonds will ultimately find their proper market levels," eays the Wall Street Journal.; That financial Journal goes on to say. that the under-par prices quoted dur ing the summer on some of the issues reflect only a temporary condition. It says further that every effort is being made and will be made by the Secre tary of the Treasury to see that all legislation which has to do with money will work out to the benefit of the bondholder. . . Financiers who have studied the loan sales, which have been compara tively few, report that a large number of the transactions are started by mis informed holders of small amounts of bonds who do not understand the tax statutes. "A great many small investors in the 4 and 4 per cent bonds," says the Wall Street Journal, "do not seem to realize that their securities for the most part possess the same merits as the tax free 3 per cent bonds of the First issue. The 4s and 4s are fully as free from the' normal income tax as the 3 Vis and no surtax or excess prof its tax npw effective or later to be enacted will be collectible on 4a and 4V48 unless the owner has more than $6,000 worth." BOND BUYERS ONE OUT OF SIX This Was Record for Entire Popula tion In Third Liberty Loan. One out of every six persons in the United States bought " Liberty bonds of the third loan last April and May. The exact number of subscrib ers was 18,308,325, or 17.7 per cent of the estimated population. - . New York State led in- the volume of subscription. Delaware subscribed ', the highest percentage of the assign ed quota, and the City of Washington furnished the largest proportion of its population as bond buyers. This was disclosed in a Treasury report of the third loan subscription by Federal Reserve Districts, States and principal cities. The loan total, $4,176,516,850, represents an aggregate oversubscription of 138 per cent of the $3,000,0000,000 goaL In volume of subscription the five leading States were. New York, with $985,000,000, or nealy one-fourth of the nation's total; Pennsylvania, $467, 000,000; Illinois, $279,000,000; Massa chusetts, $228,000,000, and Ohio, $225. 000,000. - .i in n im MW . Wife ssSSf',M,u Fall - -By Halleck ELESS W a. SAVINGS FEED WHOLE MHT.'FOR 43 HOURS Sunday Abstinence of Autoists Means 2,800,CCO Hand Grenades for Pershing. . '"".u luc Auiciit.au UCUIJ1C lUVHCU up their automobiles for a gasless Sun ( nay on Sept. 1 they saved enough money to provide Gen. Pershing's army with 5,000 machine guns casting ?250 each. j '. They saved enough money to buy food for the American Expeditionary Forces in Europe for two whole days. i They saved enough money to pro- vide Gen. Pershing's army with 2,800, 000 hand grenades. They saved enough money to pay Jfor 35.Y84 completely equipped rifles of the type the American infantryman carries when he goes into conflict. A Big Saving. These figures were revealed in a Treasury statement, issued recently, appealing to the American public to turn its' savings from abstinence -into War Savings Stamps or set them aside for investment in Liberty Bonds. The Treasury statement reminded the pub lic that these Ravings which are being effected are of no value to the govern ment in Its prosecution of the war unless they are made available for its use. The Fuel Administration reported that the saving of gasoline on the sec ond gasless Sunday amounted to 6,000,000 gallons, which, valued .at 25 cents a gallon, meant a saving to American pocketbooks of $1,250,000. In transportation alone this meant a saving of 625 tank cars for an average haul of 200 miles. The rubber saved by giving tires a day's rest would be sufficient to equip 3,600 motor trucks for the American army ' with tires capable of running 5,000 miles. - - SMALL BONDHOLDER MISSES POINT AS TO VIRTUAL TAX ESCAPE Investor Should Realize All lesues He Owns Are. Practically Free ' . , From Taxation. . ' . Financiers studying the market con ditions with regard in particular to Liberty Bond figures find that a great many of the bond transactions are Ini tiated by rersons who do not under stand the statutes which safeguard the various issues of bonds. For instance, small holders have been selling their 4 and 44 per cent bonds in order to buy the 3V& per cent bonds of the first loan, because the Ss are completely exempt from tax. As a matter of fact, for, the small in vestor the 4s and 44s carry the same freedom from taxation, practically. No tax now in existence or later to be levied can affect the 4s and 4 Via un less the holder owns $5,000 worth or more. Wall Street Opinion. ' Hence, the great majority of the small investors pay no tax on the bonds of the Second or Third issuer The Wall Street Journal recently said: "More to be deplored is the general lack of appreciation of the ultimate' value of the Liberty Bond, no matter of what description. All the econom ics of war and finance point to govern ment bonds as the most far-sighted and soundest investment a person can make during these times. Investing in government bonds now i3 buying with cheap money a call on dear money in the future." , BoKfPERUNA Greatest Human Vitalizer "Daring the winter of 1887 and 1898, I wu mo badly afriicted with catarrh ot rtr head and thought I must surely die from it. After trjtm; mumr doctors Hid all other recommended rem edies made known to me, I was Induced to use Peruna. I was rmrr ratirelr by using twelve bottlea of Peruna and one bottle of Manalln. Blnce that time, I have never been without Peruna. I use It for cold mmd general toale arl- Sarin; Hi Fall anoatba and find It the arreateat human Vital Uer." Sola Everywhere PLENTY f MONEY TO LOAN ON IMPROVED FARM LANDS orv io & 20 yea:;s time J. C. WHITESIDE: OKOLONA, MISSISSIPPI Land Owners Attention Do you want to sell your farm? Come in and let us tell you of our new selling plan that brings results. We have the buyers. Office in Keeney Building between Drs. Morgan &Kin?iey and Chinese Laundry MURFEE LANB COiPANY Okolona, A report of the first 100 Major Op?ralions performed at the. Gilmore Sanitarium during the present year---Jan. 1st to Sept. 10th. (1) Cases Treated....... .....143 (2) Major Operations ......1C3 (3) Deaths Following Major Operations , .. 2 (4) Appendicitis Operations..... ............ '44 (5) Deaths following Appendicitis Operations 0 (6) Largest Number of cases in Sanitarium at one time IT POINTS OFv INTEREST (1) The mortality rate followintf Majar Operations is only 2 per cent. Our last report showed only 1 per cent mortality. (2) This Sanitarium has drawn pa r nearest hospital to nfearly ,100.000 pfopl. (3) This Institution has a paid uo Capital and Endowmo it of $100,000.00. (4) All net profits are given 16 Charity. ReliaoQs and Educational purpose. Ihese lunds are handled by a board oi (5) All reputable Physicians and Surgeons are invited to use this institution in the practice ot their protession. CRBerry.M.D. House Sergeon LIVER DIDNT ACT DIGESTION WAS Sty 5 year 01 J Kentucky Lady, Wlo Te&s How Sht Was LtZz After a Few Doses cf Elack-I)raQgEi. ' Meadorarllle. , KystKn. Cynthia Hlgglnbotham, of this town, says: "At mj age, which la 65, the liver does not act so well as when young. A few years ago, my stomach, was all out of fix. I was constipated, my liver dldnt act My digestion was Dad, and It took so little to upset ma, lly ap petite was gone. I was very weak... I decided I would give Black Draught a thorough trial as I knew it was highly recommended for this trouble. I began taking It I felt better after a few doses. My appetite Improved and I became stronger. My bowels acted naturally and the least trouble was soon righted with, a few Advertise Your Business I Was Entirely Cured Mr. Waa. A. Hartmana, 217 & Becoad St., Muakog-ee, Oklahoma, thue describe bla case. Bea4 bis letter. UqaU or Tablet Form Mississippi r aie from seven stales. It is the trustees. Gilmore Sanitarium, Amory, Miss. doses of Black-Draught" . Seventy years of successful use EES made Thedford's i Black-Draught standard, household remedy. Evens member, of every family, at times, need the help that Black-Draught J ' give In cleansing; the system and rt llevlng the troubles that come trca constipation, indigestion, lazy liver, etc Tou cannot keep well unless yoar stomachliver and bowels are In goat working order. Keep them that way Try Black-Draught It acta prompt!.-, gently and in a natural way. If jo-x feel sluggish, take a dose- tonlgti. Tou will feel fresh tomorrow. . Pr'ci 25c. a package Cae cent a C ri An druggist , 2. n BAD; i