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CITY H IE 50 11 AT VARIANCE (With guaranteed price for j wheat, agriculturist is at height of prosperity. JUDGED BY INDIVIDUALS Ruralist and Urbanlte Owe S.inie Duty to Support tha Victory i Liberty Lo.in. They are telllEg this story In a corn lelt section. Mayle it is true and maybe well, here is the story: There are a lot of Washington coun ties and maybe this was a Washing ton County farmer. Ho had not bought a dime's worth of V. S. S., nor a Liberty Bond. Ho paid no retention to the Red Cross, the Y. M. C. A. or rehe other war drives. He came into a store where he had long been a (customer. He was better dressed jthan usual. "Well," said the merchant, "I guess you had a big Christmas out home?" "No," suM the farmer, instantly gloomy, "wo didn't. The war and the jhlgh price of thiDgs and all sort of (made things gloomy." The merchant looked him over in (astonishment. "Why, that seems funny. It looks 'like of all the men I know that you jwere least handicapped. Weren't both your beys exempted on account jot agricultural work? Aren't you get fting more for wheat and cattle and ifcogs and corn than you over got? You jare getting 75 cents for epgs and 78 cents for butter. Whore have you any fright to kick? Surely net at buying 'Uberty Bonds?" "Didn't buy any Liberty Bonds," Bald the other. "I haven't been held ;up tor any of ther.e money-grabbing stunts. I simply stood out. Let tho city folks that start these thii.ss take care of them. They've had j:e farm er by the throat for years. Nov.- it i; our turn. I am goln to make hay , 'While the sun continues to shine." He was not a representative farmer. .But, unfortunately, there are some ifarmers who try to keep up and food tat an ancient grudge against fellow Americans, city folks of their own blood. Are these men farmers first and Americans last? They are refus ing to see that their welfare 13 tied up with the rest of the nation. Victory Loan Is the Thumb Issue The thumb is not as graceful, uni form and regular a3 the four fingers .but the dependability and the indis pensability of the thumb needs no ar gument or defense. The other fingers are, more or less, of a family like ness. The thumb has a form and a function cf its own and quite related to the fingers. 1 One has noticed tho pitiable efforts of a man who lias le t his thumb when ho tries to do the sim plest things like writing or wkhMrj:: a hammer of but tiding his collar. Tho thumb stands oS to itself but tl't four tapering fiii.er.-, either of which might be rpand better than tho thumb, call on th odd member .of tin croup when th -iv is cliucLins, grasp ing, hitting to Le dene. All tho four Lib" rty Loan co.i:ip?.!c:a3 Lave been v-'-'re t Fifth c.:l u, in ' setting v. v. ,-. Though different ii Fifth is the ui;.. U is the jt:ift e". ri the smashing blow, closes th? other f, for the determined ! 1S3 alike. Tha r.t?if, in i':;tn Ctrl Luation altu."(;lh-::r. : i the; cthurs. lLi.i .ipcrtant of ail. It the t!i;-"b drive, As the thumb cn ngcrs cf the first drive, so this in clusive ca-i'pai2:i to be the solid '.ly ing, the perfecting effort of financial America in its endeavor to put over the momentum of wonderful resources in the vcrld-CKmpaisn for right and rights. The other campaims were alike in' that the danger of results which might follow failure spurred to action; the inspiration of the hope of good re-' suits which would be sure to corns with the success vitalized the cam paign; the enthusiasm of the fevered period, the bands and the flags ail that made the first four efforts suc cesses. The thumb drive is a cold blooded business proposition. It means a loyalty of patriotism which (Tigs down cheerfully and coro.es up with the money to pay for what he has al ready been obtained and enjoyed in considerable rn'ariure. It is the tcsi drive; it is the real crux tf the trh.1 of American fealty; it will reveal the line Ar.t ri-;nr. wli'j, hrivi;y; subscribe, d their ir.cn- y tor.hopo or pi-;. tVlr oin fro-a tear, i:o-.v plank wwa tii dollars from honcbt conviction. The thumb (hive 1:, ;il to ! the dgscst co.d the siobt A.:i:rka:i u: them all. Your heirs will not be very happy when they open your Safe Deposit Box, especially if they find It stuffed with Tax Receipts evidence of Lost p-port unities! Brit they will dilate titth gratitude if they find a generous Iwdle of Liberty Bonds! THIS LOAN IS THE LAST. LET'S flNISH IT FAST. VICTORY LIB ERTY LOAN. GllEGS GIVES CLEAREfl IDEA OF T WHY IT IS NECESARY AND HOW II WILL US. 1-UUAltU Otl , FORTH. LAST OF L'BZRTY ISSUES Banks Cannot Handle it Aicns, and Everybody Must Lend a Helping H?..-.d. Maybe the following catechism will help to set you right on some of the questions surrounding tho Fifth, the Victory Loan, the last of the historic Liberty Bond Issues. Q. Is this to be the last of the Lib erty Loans? A. Yos; on the authority of no less a person than the Secretary of the Treasury, Carter Glass, who has made that announcement. Q. Is thc-ro a possibility that tho Government's mind may be changed and that the Loan will not be floated, as announced? A. There is no such possibility. Congress has authorized the Loan, it has been formally announced and it will be of'ered to the people of the United States and all others who wish to buy it. Q. The war is over, peace is being made; what is the se of another Loan for several billion dollars? A. Last fall ve raised the Fourth Loan in a time of war. The proceeds from the Fourth Loan have been used up in the extraordinary cxpenditu.es that accompany demobilization. The Government must hae billions more in order to maintain our overseas forces, take care of the expenses of demobilization, bring the soldiers home and carry ort the necessary re construction plans. After War Expenses. Q. If the United States has very little money in itti treasury and now needs a loan, how are we paying for these r.fter-the-war expenses? A. This is being done for the most part with money t was borrowed from the banks at the rate of ?600,000, 000 every two weeks. Wo have been issuing to the banks what were called short-term anticipation certificates in return for the money, and these rhu3t be taken up and paid off. A goddly part of the Victor Loan will be used in paying up this short-term indebt edness. Q. Well, if the banks are willing to advance the money why not let them continue to do so? A. For the very good reason that in order to continue to extend credit to the businesses of the country, both big and little, the hanks must get back this money when it falls clue, other wise credits would freeze up in this country and a serious situation would bo here. The money they are lending amounts to 20 per cent of their entire resources. You can read ily !:eo that tho banks' resources, all of the-", would soon be exhausted at the prorent rate. Q. Ir, tho Government going to try to set rs to take Ihu loan on a pat riotic or a commercial basis? A. Vv'by not oa both? There our;ht to he, and there is. patriotism enourr't in America to "make one bite" of tho Fif'h Liberty Loan. Secretary of tho TreafU'-y CI.ips says the patriotism cf the Arirricar.s c.-.n :? relied upon to :-'::h! !::e "Victory Loan" over the top With a rush. However, it is a particu larly atlrat-iive lorn as an Investment, it. ought to be ca.",e,'jy taken up on t-tr.t very basis alone, to say nothing of , tho patriotism that demands that it be taken. AWARD ADMIRAL MEDAL Honor Bestowed For Navy's Leader, ship in Liberty Loan Work. Tho first of the treasury department special medals for distinguished serv ice in connection with the Liberty Loans has been presented by Secre tary of the Treasury Glass to Rear Admiral Thomas J. Cowie, U. S. N., whose leadership was responsible for the exceptional records made by tho navy in the Third and Fourth Liberty Loans. The first three of these med als, which have been made from cap tured German guns, will go to Presi dent Wilson, former Secretary of 'ho Treasury McAdoo, and Secretary of the Treasury Glass. These three have not yet been presented. The first ac tual presentation was that made to Afhiilrr.l Cowie. In accepting the honor, Admiral Ccv.-Ie, ia a few words, made it clear that, he appreciated the fact that tho rseda! was con'prrcd on him as i:o r preventative cf the navy which and, fcy its stirring and patriotic example, done so much for the success of the Liberty Loans. Ho said, "Not to ji;h individually, but r-.s the representative of the navy which did as bravely hi the battle of bonds as it did on the high seas, does this honor come; and it is in behlaf of lat navy which led the nation over the top in the Third and Fourth Liberty Loans and whici is bure to be in the fore-front in the coming Victory Liberty Loan, that 1 am proud to accept this symbol of the navy's triumph," IT THE OKOLONA MESSENGER. V-SHAPED BADGE LIKE SEFIUfGE BAR 111 FOR F1TF RliTFBS vlCTOny L0AN CAMPAIGN HONOR RIITTPN Tfl PC WflRN RN LEf-T SLEEVE. STANDS FOR DUTY DONE Civilian Supplements the Soldier and! Coth Served Their Country in Need. Within a few days, or on April! 21, you will see many persona on the street wearing; a strange button with a big "V"! pinned on the left sleeve. It will ex cite your curiosity, perhaps your criti cism, but ere long you will be wearing jne too if you are the sort of nmn we : hink you are. The "V" stands for the chevron of. service; it also stands for Victory, and: it stands for the V (Fifth) and last; 'oan needed to pay for the greatest! victory ever won by force of arms. It i s a badge of service service ren-' .lered by the civilian. When you seei .i man wearing this badge you wil inow the wearer has done his duty to; :;is country, just as you know thoj loughboy who gave his service to his! Gun t ry did hi3. 4 j The soldier wears his service stripes! in his left sleeve. The emblem is t!u.! bevron, the same as the "V" of thej Victory Loan Honor Button. The, .bought in each instance is tho same . oldier or civilian has done that which, lis country demanded, and the serv-, ice is shown by the emblem, always' ..ppt-aring on tho left sleeve. ! Faca supplements the other. The; oldier could nut have done his duty .nd not the civilian done his in pro-1 riding the sinews of war money. Nov that the soldier's dut is done: "e is entitled to wear his badge cfi iionor. As soon as each patriotic' .ivilian has done his duty by subscrib-i ug to the Victory Liberty Loan hoi v ill be entitled to wear on his sleeve; he "V" button badge of honor. This round button badge is not, large, with white characters on' blue background, it will be worn only' by those who have actually bought of! 'he Victory Liberty Loan, and have In-' vested their money with Uncle Sam, vho never failed to meet an obligation,; financial or moral. ; YOUR LIBERTY BONDS THEY'RE AS GOOD AS GOLD Because some holders havo been obliged by necessity of ob- taining ready money to sell their Liberty Bonds at a sacrifice; and becr.ur-e at this time of inflation of credits, Liberty Bonds are quoted below par, or their face value, Don't iir..?f;ir!e that the Liberty h 3c:id.3 you own arc worth any lee 3 ti-, j-.n yen p-id for them. The Liberty Bonds you pur- (hn.c.ed in the first, nore-nd, thir l or fonrin drives, or their younger hrc'.lr. rs, the short-tt-ru rotrs you will be a'-ked to buy in the Vic! cry Lih-ry Lorn campaign, arc the best aad safest securities into which you can pat your money. They are the promise o the United Stales of America to pay dollar for dollar at date of ma v turity, with interest, paid in' cash :- every six months and you should Remember that this oovern mer.t has never defaulted on a dollar of Its indebtedness, either principal or interest. The right thing for you to do is to hold your Liberty Bonds as an investment and collect on the interest coupon semi-annually. Don't get "fussed" over the talk of some smooth-tongued sharper and let him trade you stock in Bome doubtful enterprise for your Liberty Bonds. If misfor & tune overtakes you and you must have money, there are reputable dealers in most all communities who will pay you the highest market price for your Liberty J- bonds, less a small commission. Remember also that the dollars you paid for your Liberty Bonds I In time cf war wore worth in pur- ch.-,sir2 power but a little more than one-half ths peaco-time dol- Ids in purchasing power. After a while and it won't be so very long, either, there will be a stabilisation of things in this 5 country, and with the purchasing power of the g-old old American dollar increased you will then realize what a fine investment you made when you purchased Liberty Bonds to help win the war. Then how glad you will be to know that you held on to your Liberty Bonds. Meaawhile, Keep It in mind that the United States of America It going to re- deen your Liberty Bondo or notes by paying you dollar for dollar of their face value. QUESTIONNAIRE ANSWERS WHICH WILL COLVE PERPLEXING PROBLEMS OF TKIS RECONSTRUCTION ERA. k Query. Tr.j government has launrhed An etliiratlonul campaign to encourage building in order lu put more men to work Would not a ptmllur movement to liow how the old structures can be beat and most economically repaired and made gjotl aa new al.so tu'p? Answer. It Is learned that such a plnn Is In effect ond ts linked directly with the Washington propaganda. Industry must be turned buck from works of war to the ways of -peace. Employment must be found, In the meanwhile, for those whose occupa tion has been Interrupted. There Is no real surplus of labor In the United Slates. Hat her there is a shortage, which would be acute If normal condi ditions were already restored, and one step towards restoring them will come with resumption of repair work. Government restrictions. Imposed by the necessities of the war program, have for ninny months past retarded or altogether prevented construction, Improvement and repairs. These re strictions are now off, and there Is scarcely a town, a city, a factory, a dwelling or a farm that does not reveal a crying need for prompt attention. Nothing delays such instant action ex cept tho feeling that prices are 1) I cli for the time being and may he lower. That Is not logical. No matter what it costs to repair, the cost Is less than the cost of neglect. No mutter what the cost of paint, the wind and . the weather will collect a higher bill in deterioration and decay. Query. What do you think of paint as an Investment, aside from the appearance it lends? Does It really PAY to paint a house regularly, say, every three or four years? Answer. Good paint properly ap plied when needed is the main thing in (nnkiug a house last long and well. A house worth $-,fiK can be painted at a cost of about $12"). In 00 years that house will need about 15 paintings, the total cost of which will be $1,B!". Left without paint, such a house would fall Into complete ruin In .'!() years. 0 inking 00 years as a basis for our fig ures we find that with paint a home will last that time in good condition and will cost, plus paint, $4,373. With out taint the house would have to he rebuilt at the end of 30 years and would be ready for another complete renovation when the sixtieth year ar rived. Cost, without paint, $:,000 for a homo ready to fall to pieces. . -Doe regular painting pay? ' As the old Dutch adage says : - "PAINT PAYS FOR ITSELF." Query. I have a quantity of old paint on hand. Can I use It for the first coat in repainting my barn? Answer. On no account should old paint which has become fat be used for priming either old or new work. Old paint in that condition is best used on a fence, brickwork or tinwork. If you value your barn sulliciently to paint It, do it the justice of a good job. U. S. Invents Anti-Rust "Dope." Incident to the war, the government has faced tho problem that has so long proved baffling to commercial con cerns of protecting iron and steel from rust. In an attempt to solve this fed eral specialists have perfeeted various 'onus of protective coatings. In this connection It may Ise pertinent to :is!; whether commercial uses will not he found also for the so-culled "i!ope:-j" which the government lias invented to !y applied to airplane wings and which are possessed of valuable weather-resisting and fireproof qualities. EFFECT OF COLOR UPON THE DURABILITY Or PAINT. Property owners who may have un der consideration the painting of dwellings and other structures should remember that more durable results are obtained when tinted paints tire used. Permanent coloring materials which have been ground by machine into a high grade white paint base have the effect of preventing "chalk ing" and "checking," two defects which are often observed when white paints are used. PRETTY COLOR COMBINATIONS. Ground Coat Stipple Coat Stencil Color Whit ' .White WhiU f Light Gray Light Gray Light Gray Ivory Light Rose Light Gray Light Warm Yellow . Same Gray, a little dark er Light Blue Green Olive Or eon Light Blue Dark Green Medium, Llsht Gray Dull Blue. Gray-Green Light Cobalt Blue. Neutral LiRht Drab Gray, Gray Green or Light Cobalt Ulue f.lray. Blue or LifTht Orango Yellow LU;ht Gray. Neutral Ira.b Ivory or Grayish Light Greon Neutral Gray, Ivory Light Warm Prab, Me dium Olivo, Warm Gray, Cream. Delft Blu. Light Ivory, Light Neu tral Gray Brown, Burnt Um ber, Cream Light Tan. Cream, L'gh Oray rrnb Light Colo nial Yellow Gold Bronze Aluminum Bronx , ' Ivory Ivory Bin Tan Dark Brown No Worms In a Healthy Child All children troubled with worms have an un healthy color, which Indicates poor blood, and ca a rule, there is mere or less stomach disturbance. GROVE'S TASTELESS chill TONIC given reSularly fur two or three weeks will enrich the blood. Im prove the diiiestion, aod act as a General Strength ening Tonic to the whole system. Nature will then throw off cr dispel the worms, and the Child will be in perfect health. Pleasant to take. 60c per bottle. Ind. Phone 243 Resilience: Cumb. Phone 48 Harris Hotel OTIS HARBOUR, Graduate Veterinarian Office in connection with Whiteside & Berry ona, .. (Mississippi Save and Succeed. Euy W. S. S. Teachers Examinations Examinations for Teachers' license will be held as follows: Houston, white, April 3rd, 4th and 5th. Houston, colored, April 10th, 11th and 12th. Okolona, white, April 17th, 18th and 19th. Okolona, colored, April 24th, 25th and 26th. Each examination will begin at two o'clock P. M. on Thursday. Geo. D. Riley, Superintendent. Habitual Constipation Cured in 14 to 21 Days "LAX-FOS WITH PEPSIN" is a specially prepared Syrup Tonic-Laxative for Habitual Constipation. It relieves promptly but should be taken regularly for 14 to 21 days to induce regular action. It Stimulates and Regulates. Very Pleasant to Take. 00c per bottle. Women In use for over 40 years! Thousands of voluntary letters from women, tell ing of the good Cardui has done them. This is the best proof of the value of Cardui. It proves that Cardui is a good medicine for women. , There are no harmful or habit -forming dmss in Cardui. It is composed only of mild, medicinal ingredients, with no bad after-effects. TA IF1 p 23 m ; -1 p m m ttj TXT 9 T iiQO woxaan s less You can rely on Cardui. Surely it will do for you what it has done for so many thousands of other women! It should help. "I was taken sick, seemed to be . . . ," writes Mrs. Mary E.Veste, of Madison Heights, Va. "I got down so weak, could hardly walk . . . Just staggered around. ... I read of Cardui, and after taking one bot tle, or before taking quite all, I felt much better. I took 3 or 4 bottles at that time, and was able to do my work. I take it in the spring when run down. I had no appetite, and I commenced eating. It is the best tonic I ever saw." Try Cardui. All Dra&gists 1.70 Forrldgo Unjustly Accused. It Is asserted and also denied that porridge wa the cause of Thomai Carlyle' ruined digestion. Sir Rich ard Quuln said porridge had nothing to do with his ruined digestion. Sir Richard stated In the British Medical Journal 0 Norembr 9, 1855, that "the wretched dyspepsia to which Mr. Car lyle waa subjected waa fully accounted for by the fact that he waa particular ly fond of rery nasty gingerbread. Many times I have seen him sitting Is the corner smoking a clay pipe and sating this gingerbread." fSr " .1 va Weak 13 TRUSTEE'S SALE NOTICE By virtue of the provisions of s cer tain Deed of Trust executed on the 1st day of June. 1917, by Le Rof Miller knd Martha Adair, only (teirt of Fannie Miller, to secure an tndftV eo'ness therein mentioned due D. F. Morgan wherein I was made Truste. and which Deed of Trust appears dT record in the Chancery Clerk's office in Houston, Mississippi, in Boole 121. Pntfe 135. of the Record of Try Deeds of Chickasaw County, Misstt sippi. I will, within legal hours 0 Monday the 5th day o' May, 1913. k front cf the court house door in the City of Okolona. Mississippi, offer far sale and sell to the highest bidder lur. cash, the lollowintf described proper,!, lo-wil: The East Fractional part of Lot 38$ Block 49 according to the Tift survey of Okolona, Miss., and more partirj larlv described as beginning at a p; eighty live feet east to the .outh Ws; corner of said lot thence North Twc Hundred Ninety feet thence East One Hundred Thirty and one third icet, thence South Two Hundred Nsneij Feet thence West along the Norlfi ide of Wheel er street to the point of bo dinning. And described as lot eleven block thirteen according to Randoiflh'c Survey of the town of Okolona. Ssitf land is situated in the City of Okolo na, Chickasaw County, Mississippi. Said sale is made to satisfy stk indebtedness and the cost of executinj this trust, The title to snid propeily is belie ' ed to be good but I will convey ox'y such title ns is vested in me as Trwv tee., This the 2nd dcy of April. 191JL S. C. JONES. Trustee Just Arrived Uig car Ameri can Garden and Field Fence. Okolona Hardware Cc. NOTICE OF SALE OF LAND By virtue of a decree of the Chan cery Court of the Second District f. Chickasaw County, Mississippi, en tered on the 3rd day of Decerolw, 1918, in Cause No. 1635' Mrs. Aliar Gideon vs. Bardwell Murdoch. t al I. W. J. Williams, Special ComtmV sioner in said cause, will on Monday, the 5th day of May, 1919, in front f the Court House door in the Citv-dSr Okolonn, said District, County ant' Stale, oiler for sale and sell to &e. highest bidder for cash the following described property to-wit: Lot No. 6. Block No. 78 and Lair Nos. 18 and 19, block No. 73 acoenvj ing to the Randolph Survey and csf of the City of Okolona, Chickasaw County, Mississippi, being what . known as the L. C. Murdoch faitn. Said land will be sold for the im pose of division of proceeds air.o;i the heirs of said E. C. Murdoch, D ceased, and I believe the title io fpt good, but will convey only such title ns is vested in me by the decree ' said Court. Witness my bond this April 3. 1311. W. J. Williams. Special Commissioner R. J. West. Solicitor. Piles Cured in 6 to 14 Days Druggists refund money if PAZO OINTMENT !& tocure Itchintf. Blind, Blcedinl or rrotnidina Pik. Inntantly relieves Itching Piles, and you can restlul sleep after the first application. Price fit. Notice of Proposal to issue Refunding Bonds in the City, of OkoJaaau Miss., to the adult Tax Payers f said City of Okolona. Whereas, on the 15th day of June 1919. the City of Okolona will ti are to mature and be payable $C00O.Qfr outstanding City Bonds, bearing per cent interest, and the same v5! have to be paid, therefore Notice u given hereby that the Council of (k City of Okolona, Miss., lies orderec l.y its ordinance, that Bonds (o (' amount of $6000.00 bearing interer at not exceeding 6 per cent par annum be issued and sold, accordisfc to law, to refund or pay off said iH debledness. Said New Bonds to Ix payable 20 years from their date, in teaest payable semi-annually, wki option of said city to pay said Bond after 5 years from their date. Dated this April 16lh 1919. R, L. Fitzgerald. Attest: Maycc. W. J. Williams, City Clerk.