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Our 11th Annual Harvest Sale Opened \ ON THE MORNING OF THE 10th WITH A RUSH AND WILL RUN UNTIL THE NIGHT OF THE 20th. BEGINNING MONDAY, THE 15th, AND ( DURING THE LAST 6 DAYS OF THE SALE, WILL MAKE REDUCTIONS AS FOLLOWS: VERY BEST OUTING, ALL COLORS, ALL YOU WANT AS LONG AS II LASTS, PER YARD ONLY i C n ! HOPE AND FESTIVAL BLEACHED DOMESTIC, ANY QUANTITY WHILE IT LASTS, PER YARD ONLY I Jb | WE ARE STILL SELLING THE VERY BEST PATTENT FLOUR AS ADVERTISED. TVERY BARREL GUARANTEED, SALE PRICE ONLY $10.95 PER BBL. ; “He ill to" The Oakland Mercantile Company Oakland. Hiss. HARDING ROSE FROM FARM TO PRESIDENCY VIA FOURTH ESTATE Typically American Career of Strugglng Youth—Then Pros perity—Dabbled Early in Printer’s Ink Warren Gamaliel Harding was e leeted president of the United States on his fifty-fifth birthday. In him the nation will have once more a chief executive whose career can be de scribed as “typically American.” The story of his struggling boyhood,! of his days on the farm and at the printer’s case, of his fight for the life of a country newspaper, of his ultimate business and political suc cess has often been told, but it is the sort of story that always bears re telling. He was born on Nov. 2, 1805—six months after the close of the Civil War—on his grandfather’s farm, where his father then lived, outside the village of Blooming Grove, Mor row County, Ohio. He was the old est of eight children. The father, Dr. George A. Harding, a village phy sician. came of Scotch ancestors, who settled in Connecticut and then mov ed on to Wyoming Valley, Pa. The mother, Phoebe Dickerson, came fr m a Holland Dutch family, the Van Kirks. Dr. Harding had lived in a two room log house he had built with his own hands in pioneer days. He had little means and to piece out his in come as a physician farmed it on a small scale. So young Warren was etly a farm boy. Woodland _all around him. I'.ittle by little the clearing of it enlarged the area of the farm land. Every child did his share. Warren Harding learned to fell trees, chop wood, split rails, plant and hoe corn. In the winter he had hi chores to do before and after -chool. He grew up big and strong (f body and sunny of disposition. From College to Printer’s Case At the age of 14 he entered Ohio Central College—really of academy grade—at Iberia. At intervals he stopped in order to earn money to go on, and all his vacations were devot ed to earning money. He cut corn, painted a barn, drove a team for a gang grading the roadbed of the To ledo & Ohio Central Railway and taught a district school. One sum mer he raised 18 bushels of wheat on half an acre of ground which his father gave him. He played a slide trombone in the Iberia brass band, but that was a labor of love. But, most important of all to him, he learned to set type in a tiny print ing office and came under the spell of printer’s ink. He still carries as his luck piece the printer's rule he used when sticking type. As editor of file college paper he showed aptitude for journalism. When he was 19 years old his family removed to Marion, in the adjoining county. There he got a job in the office of a -mall Democratic weekly, the Marion Mirror, lust before this he had been reading law, selling insurance and teaching school. But from the moment he went to Marion he was de termined to be a newspaper man. For the owner of the Mirror he did everything from scrubbing out the office and setting type to writing edi torials and hustling advertisements and subscriptions. Although the paper was Democrat ic his Republicanism was unflinching. The embarrassment of this situation became acute when he not only join ed the Blaine Club, but insisted on wealing a Blaine hat to work. It has often been said that Harding was fired for this, but that is not true. He was too valuable to his employer. Net only did he know the mechanics of trade, but he had a pleasant way of writing pieces about births, wed dings and other local events that pleased the public and made friends for the Mirror. There was a little daily called the Star which had been started by a former peanut vendor. It went un der the sheriff’s hammer. Harding's employer, owner of the Democratic Minor, had advised the owner of the other Democratic paper, the Inde pendent, to buy the Star and junk it. else it might arise to plague the In dependent. This the owner of the Independent refused to do. Nettled bv the rejection of his advice, the owner of the Mirror called in Hard ing and told him to go over lot. loud'-cu-e and buv the Sfar. “I’- e nothing to bu t with.” said ilard'ng. “You gp over and do what I tell you and it will work out all right," said the boss. Buying the Marion “Star” On the following day, Nov. 26, 1884, this announcement appeared in the Star; “The Star Publishing Company.” ' The company consisted of Warren Ifard'ng and his chum, Jack Warwick. Thus began Hardings career as a publisher. For several years he liv ed a slave’s life. First the property hrd to be paid for. Harding iansack ed Marion f r news and advertise ments. When his writing was done he helped his partner set the tvpe. make up the paper, turned or fed the creaky little press and got the carr'er boys out. When this was finished the partners turned to and distributed the type for they had barelv enough f it for one day’s paper and had to ha\ e it ready for the next day. The Star when Harding took it wa an insignificant little sheet in a on ty seat of 4 000 populaF n To r.-. 1 e matters worse—apparent y—Hard • ing changed its politics from inde pendent to Republican, though the community was strongly Democratic. , Day by day the people of Marion pre-1 dieted early death for the Star, but it continued to twinkle along, despite attacks on it and its editor by the In dependent, which at last began to feel the touch of business competi tion. Warren Harding smiles now over the struggle of those days, but the fact is that for a long time after he bought the Star he was never sure he was confident, but 'never sure— that the next morning would not find him on the rocks and pounding to pieces. He sold insurance on the side, resorted to all sorts of expedi ents to-'meet the Saturday night pay roll, worked all day and figured all night—and in the midst of his trou bles decided that the paper must have a telephone in order to keep abreast of the times. His partner balked at this. Harding bought his partner. out and put him on the pay roll, thus reducing the sum he himself was en titled to draw for his services. The paper could not modernize its ramshackle equipment because the purchase price, secured by a mort gage, had to be paid in six months j from the time of the sheriff’s auction. 1 At one stage the forms which held the type of the Star were kept tight oy plugs made of burned matches. There was also an aftrnoon in which Hard ing met the editor of the bitter at tacking Marion Independent on the street and, shaking his fist under the editor’s nose, said: “I’m going to mop up the street with you if you don’t stop lying a bout me, and then I'll go over and mop up your office with what re- j mains. The provocation must have been pretty fierce, for Harding has always won his way by conciliation, not al tercation. Win* Town’* Good Will With his energy and courtesy1 Harding won the good will of Marion j for the Star. For his part, Harding devoted himself to booming the town. He made good friends among the business men. They turned adver tising his way. And so, at last, and thanks not a little to Mrs. Harding, who went with her husband to the office and worked at his side, the Star “arrived,” and its editor became a power in the community. Mrs. Harding’s father was Amos Kling, a leading business man of Marion. He strongly opposed her marriage to Harding, which took place in 1891. The Star had not yet come into its own, and Kling underestimated the proprietor. Mrs. Harding joined the workers in the newspaper office. She did no writing, but took up the management of the circulation and the newsboys. Literally she saved the pennies, tak ing them home from day to day until the collection was brge enough to bo banked. Mr. Warwick, in his sketch of his former partner, says: “I have seen WT. G. marching down to the bank with a ga'lon of pennies 1 in either hand. I was always curious to know how many penn'es made a g lion, but ne1 or found out.” °enator Harding invariably at*rih u c most of his success to his who - 1 her constant attention to hu details while the newspaper w ;tl e-:r. ■ its footh id. Po' t s. • b: h’v TTard'ng’s abH’t” to talk on his feel is responsib e fo- hi e trance into politics. At school he w s a pride declaimer. In Marion he early attended every meeting of the Republican county committee. He made his first political speech in the early nineties in the hamlet of Mar tel, near Marion. A Good Cough Medicine For Children Mrs. J. VV. Philips, Redon, Ga. phoned to J. M. Floyd, the merchant there, for a bottle of Chambenain’s Cough Remedy and said she had bought a bottle of it at his store re cently and that it was doing her ch 1 dren so n.uoh good that she wanted to keep up the treatment. You wi.l find nothing better for coughs and colds in children or for yourself. It keeps tthe cough loose, expectorati rn easy and soon frees the system fro 1 the cold. BUY “DIAMOND DYES" DON’T RISK MATERIAL F>,.]i package of “Diamond Dyes” con tn.; directions so simple that any ven mi can dye any material without streaking, fading or'mnning Druggist has coiur card—lake no ottnu dyed Everybody’s friend—Dr. Thomas’ Eclectic Oil, the great household remedy for toothache, earache, sore throat, cuts, bruises, scalds. Sold at all drug stores. 30c and 60c. BOARD PROCEEDINGS (Continued from page eight) On all property in Separate Dis trict No. 3, 10 mills On all property in Road District No. 4, 3 mills On all property in Separate Road District No. 5, 3 mills On all property in Sylva Rona Con solidated School District, 5 mills On a 1 property in Jeff Davis Con solidated School District, 5 mills On all property in O’tucolofa Con solidated School District, 5 mills On all property in Camp Ground Consolidated School District, 5 mills On all property in the Enid Cons.li dated School District, G mills On all property in the Scobey Con so’idated School District, 6 mills On all property in the Tillatoba Consolidated School District, 4 mills On all property in the Bryant Con solidated Seh nl District, 2% m l's On al’ taxable property in said County for maintenance bridges, 3 mills On all taxable property in said County for Advalorem Roads, 3 mills On all taxable property in Jeff Davis Consolidated School District for payment of interest and retire ment of Bonds, 2 mill* On all taxable property in O’tuco lofa Consolidated School District for payment of interest and retirement of Bonds, 2 mills On all taxable property in Sylva Rena Consolidated School District for payment of interest and retire ment of Bonds, 2 mills On all taxable property in Camp Ground Consolidated School District for the payment of interest and re tirement of Bonds, 2 mills Ordered that special levy of Adva orem taxes on property in the Rlam School District be and the same is hereby abated and discontinued. Petition of H. A. Jones et al asking fra change in the Vanns Mill road, committee reports favorably if the petitioners furnish a right of way fr *e of cost to the County. It is hereby ordered that the fol lowing officers and members be and are hereby allowed the amount op posite their respective name*: L. T. Wisdom, beat 1_$21.30 J. G. Fly, beat 2.22.30 Eugene Tarver, beat 3_22.30 Geo. T. Lyon, beat 4_ 15.80 J. L. Harrison, beat 5_21.60 Cilman Woods, Att’y_50.00 D. E. Parks, Clerk. 9.00 W. N. Frost, Sheriff_ 6.00 There being no further business it is ordered that the Board do now ad journ. This the 4th day of November 1920 D. E. PARKS, Clerk By J. E. SIMMONS, D. C. L. T. WISDOM. Acting pro-tem, president of Board This Mean* You. When you get up with a bad taste in your mouth, a dull tired feeling, no relish for food and are constantly constipated, you may know that you need a dose of Chamberlain’s Tablets. They not only cause an agreeable movement of the bowels, but cleanse and invigorate the stomach and im prove the digestion. No wondei' 4he man c i' i o c ^ U. 4 t SWELLED with pride, f * * THE FAT man next to me. * S • WAS READING one. • • • OF MY cigarette ads. • • « AND I felt him chuckle, ft ft * NOW NO one had ever. ft ft ft PRAISED THAT *4. • • • SO I had to eik. ft • • IF HE liked It. • • • AND HE said. • • • AND LAUGHED some more. • * • THEN HE said. * • • “LOOK HERE" and pointed. • • • AND WHERE I d written. ... "PURE TOBACCO.'* ft ft • THE PRINTER had eet • ft • "PURE TABASCO" • ft • AND THAT'S why the tea*. • • • THOUGHT MY ad. « ft ft WAS HOT atuff ft ft ft BUT THEN he eald. ft ft ft “FORGET THE ada ft • • I NEVER read 'em. ft ft ft BUT LEMME tell you. ft ft • SOMETHING DIFFERENT. ft ft • THEY OUGHT to aay ft ft * ABOUT THAT cigarette. • ft e AND THAT la thla. ft • • THEY SATISFY" ft ft ft AND DARNED If 1 don't think • e • HE REALLY believed. ft • * HE WAS giving me. e • • SOMETHING NEWI YOU can blame it an the prim—ir if you —1 it* “They Satisfy” in a Chesterfield adver tisement. Hut be sure of this—you’ll And it in the cigarette, every time. Wonderful Turk* ish and Domestic tobaccos, wonderfully blended —it sounds easy. But you'll find nothing else like Chesterfields. That bland can’t ba copied.