UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT
WAR-SAVING THRIFT STAMPS
In offering "War-Saving Stamps"
to the public the United States Government
has made immediately available
for every man,, woman, and child
in the Country a profitable, simple,
and secure investment.
WHAT THEY ARE?War-Saving
Stamps are the answer of a great
democracy to the demand for a democratic
form of government security.
They are "little baby bonds."
Like Liberty bonds, they have behind
them the entire resources of the Government
and people of the United
States. Thev bnv.. tVw? <i
advantage that they steadily increase
in value from the date of purchase
until the date of maturity, and this
increase is guaranteed by the Government.
These stamps are issued
in two denominations, the 25-cent
stamp and the $5 stamp.
For the convenience of investors
a "Thrift Card" is furnished to all
purchasers of 25-cent stamps. This
card has spaces for 1(5 stamps. When
all the. spaces have been filled the
Thrift Card may be exchanged for al
stamp at post offices, banks, or
other authorized agencies by adding
12 cents in cash prior to February 1,
1918, and 1 cent additional each
Those who prefer may buy a $5
stamp outright. These will be on
sale from December 15, 1917, until
January 31, 1918, for $1.12. They
automatically increase in value aI
cent a month everv month then>
after until January 1, 1923, when
the United States will pay $5 at any
post office or at the Treasury in
Washington for each stamp affiled to'
a War-Savings Certificate.
When you purchase a So stamp,
yoy must attach it to an engraved
folder known as a "War-Savings Certificate"
which bears the name of the
purchaser and can be cashed only by
the person whose name appears upon
the certificate, except in case of
death or disability. This certificate
contains 20 spaces. If these are all
filled with War-Savings Stamps between
December 3, 1917, and January
31, 1918, the cost to fhe purchaser
will be $82.40, and on January
1, 1923, the Government will pay
the owner of the certificate $100, a
net profit to the holder of $17.00.
This is based on an interest rate of
^ 4 per cent, compounded quarterly
^ > from Janury 2, 19*3. --ie amount
of War-Saving Str.n ns old to any
one person at any or. ti. .e shall not
exceed $100 (maturity value), and
no person may hold such stamps or
War-Savings Certificates to an ag
xtv-K'tit: amount 01 exceeding $l,OUU
If the holder of a War-Savings
Certificate finds it necessary to realize
cash on it before maturity, he
may at any time after January 2,
1918, upon giving ten days' written
notice to any money-order post office,
receive for each stamp affixed to his
certificate the amount paid therefor
plus i cent for each calender month
after the month of purchase of each
be redeemed, however, only at the
post office where registered.
In other words, the plan is simple,
straightforward, and certain. The
holder of the certificates can not lose
and is certain gain. He is buying
the safest security in the world in
the most convenient form in which
the security of a great Government
has ever been offered to its people.
Why You Should Buy Them.?
The main reason for the purchase of
War-Savings Stamps is because your
1 ^ country is at war. Your Country
needs every penny which every man,
woman, and child can save and lend,
in order to feed clothe, arm, and
equip the soldiers and sailors of
America and to win this righteous
war in defense of American honor
and the cause of democracy throughout
If we are to win the war, we must
win it as a united people. I'he savings
of every m n, woman, an 1 eh
are necessary if we are to hasten the
victorious t.ml of the wai. War-Savers
are Life Savers.
A single strand in the cable wha \
uphold the great Brooklyn Bus, > n
sion is not very strong, but thousan
of these strands bound together u
hold one of th,. great thovougiifa. <.
of the world.
When our fathers and sons and
brothers were called by our Country
to take up arms in her defense, you
did not In1 ?r an individual soldier
refuse to serve because his service
alone would not win the war. Kach
roan was r?- idy to <lo his part. The
^preat army thus formed is j/roinj; forward
' f.. ? lie .. i> > .tUe and
to risk everything for the safety and ,
security of our homes and our fami-,
lies, and for the very existence of our
These are the men for whom you
are asked to save and lend your dollars.
\ Country worth fighting for is a
Country worth saving for.
I To save money is to save life.
Buy War-Snvings Stamps at post
offices, banks, trust companies, or
other authorized agencies, and strike
a blow for our Country.
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Heavy German reinforcements
have arrived in France, it is believed,
in allied capitals, but where the expected
blow will fall is yet to be disclosed.
For the moment the infantry
is inactive along the western
front but the artillery and especially
that of the Germans, is very active
in various sectors.
On the British front the Germans
are bombnrding heavily the positions
southwest of Cambrai and east and
northest of Ypres, the two sectors
which have seen virtually all the
heavy fighting in the past few j
months. From St. Quentin to the I
Swiss border Paris reports great enemy
artillery activity between the Oise
and the Aisne, in Campagne northeast
of Verdun and in upper Alsace.
The British and French cannon replying
in kind against the German
The heavy German artillery fire
may mean that the Germans are attempting
to find a weak point and tt
| may be only for the purpose of draw'
ing allied attention to one spot while
the troops from the Russian front
are massed froma strong effort on a
hitherto quiet sector. Strong local
German attacks on the right bank of
the Meuse, northwest of Verdun
have been repulsed by the French
who took prisoners.
Infantry fighting has stopped mo1
mcntarily, at least, on the Italian
front, from Asiago to the Piave river.
The Austro-German effort to
break through between the Piave and
I the Brenta failed with losses. The
enemy reformed his shattered forces
| and attempted to break through beI
tween Asiago and the Piave. He fail!
ed again. The Austro-Germans captured
some terrain but without improving
their tactical positions and at
, a h avy cost. An apparently local
attempt to cross the lower roaches
of the Piave has been checked by the
Italians who rer?ntnri?H nh?i>i-u??inn
trenches taken by Autrian soldiers.
May Enter Jerusalem Today.
Oflicial entry into Jerusalem, the
holy city of the Christains, is planned
for today. Allied troops entered the
capital of Palestine after it was surrounded
and the Turks were forced
to surrender. Capture of the city
was delayed through the fear that
fighting operations might result in
the damaging of religious shrines.
' The deliverance of Jerusalem from
the hands of the Moslems marks not
only the success of G;>n. Allenhy's
drive into Palestine but probably
ends all Turko-German hopes of cut
ting the Suez canal.
I Meagre reports from Russia indicate
that the Bolsheviki are meeting
with difficulty in maintaining control
' of Moscow. The stuation there is rei
portetd grave with the Bolsheviki
garrison refusing to obey its commander,
who has ordered machine
guns placed in the streets in anticipation
of an uprising.
A Copenhagen dispatch says that
the Bolsheviki have ordered troops
from the Caucasus to put down (Jens.
; Kaledines, Kornilotr and Dutoflf while
from I.ondon it is reported large
forces are being sent from the BalticI
Black sea front into the Ukraine and
I the Cossack provinces. Whether
clashes have occurred between the
Bolsheviki and the counter revolution!
s not HiinfirniO Tt"'
Isheviki government controls virtually !
i all tho direct means of communier.- '
j t:?n wth tht. interior of Russia.
Why will you suffer from this most
! dreadful disease vhon C-Rheumo has
proven the Clroatest Remedy for the
| past 25 yars? Thousands of peo|
pie testify to its wonderful ouK'S. j
I This f.it:.oils prescription should be
| in your home. Have it ready when
| you fe? that first pain. Ask to be
sho n oa" money-back Guarantee.
For sal" by?The Chesterfield
Drujf Co., Chesterfield, S. C.; J. T.
.lowers & Son, .lefferson, S. Morl
veil DruK Co., ..lorven, N. C.
| Christmas is here ;
I making our store
I fact that toys and
1 derful assortment
1 happy for the little
Dolls, doll turn
toys, iron toy
garden sets, to
I .exs, cell toys,
baskets, and hut
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* In addition to
? children we have
I tor the older ones
I Santa Qlaus
| and instead of fhe
|H now witness the ?
j are appreciated be<
I remain a source of
5 IVp. hplip'rtn
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| something to wear.
1 gifts to men:
A nice suit, o
For the Ladies we si
H A coat su
g case or hat
f See the beautiful a isorhn
>j| We have all that w
able for 's_hiistmas Gifis, w
m i>n your onristmas present:
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again and as usual, S
dolls are hard to get, \v<
of the things that ma
ones consisting of
iture, story books
s, automatic toys
iy wagons, hammt
rattles, horns, tc
idreds of other things.
our immense display
many useful articles sui
is growing more pracl
things that satisfy the
[iving ot more practical
cause of real value and
pleasure in the clays tta
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ming would be apprecic
Let us suggest a few th
ver coat, rain co.
box of dress sh
nkwear, sweater, s
it or coat, sweat
hosiery, dress goo
ief hat narasnl 1
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snl of crushed Silverware in i
e msnti >n and hundreds of other
hi :h we want to show you. See
s. Yours for a Merry Chri:
anta Claus is
3 have a won_
srs, hatch- I
>ps, flutes, |
of toys for the
table for gifts
tical each year
eye alone. we
ited more than
in?s suitable as
at, pair of I
irts, box of
) Id pieces mid sets.
useful articles suit
us and save money I
V MORVEN, I
* N.Carolina I
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