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Abbeville Press and Banner (Newspaper) - October 16, 1917, Abbeville, South CarolinaEstablished 1844. The press and Banner Abbeville s. C. We. P. Greene editor. The press and Banner co. Pnmiviof1 every tuesday and Friday Telephone no. 10. Entered As second class mail matter at Post office in Abbeville s. C. T uni of subscription one year $1.50 six months .75 three months .60 payable invariably in Advance. Tuesday october 16, 1917. Buy a Liberty Bond. There is fighting on All fronts. While the boys Are going away to the Camps and preparing to fight in the great Battles in France and while the householders Are pledging themselves to do their part in preparing to furnish food to our own soldiers and the people across the seas the Call comes to the merchant and the banker the Farmer and Mechanic to the professional Man and the Layman to lend to the government the necessary amount of Money to provide the soldiers at the front with the sinews of War. And there was never a time in the Southland when the people were bet Ter Able to answer the Call of the government. With a fairly Good crop of Cotton and with prices almost twice As High As they have been in a generation the South is almost burdened with Money. The Farmer is paying the debts and at the same time harvesting a Good Grain crop he is prepared to farm another year. When the Cotton which is still to be gathered is sold every prosperous Farmer in the land will have a surplus amount of Money. The Banks Are collecting their debts and the Bank deposits Are running upwards. The merchants Are being paid for advances out of one and two Bales of Cotton and the balance will be Money for investment. Even the negroes running one horse farms Are paying up their obligations and laying aside from one to five Hundred dollars. The people have never known such Prosperity in the South. Should Noti the South then respond to the Calls of the government do we not know that however great the hardships of the War to other people it Means millions and millions of dollars Toj the people of this Section should we than not lend of our substance to the prosecution of the War and Toi the support of the government in a few Days the canvass will be a Gin for subscriptions to the second Liberty loan. Government Bonds at four per cent Are the safest and Best investment one can make. The three and one half per cent Bonds two the four per cent Bonds will com i Mand a big Premium on the Market. If we cannot help from patriotic Moj Tives surely we should know a Good investment when it comes along. Our share of this loan can Bej easily taken if every Man does his the High Price of Cotton and of Cotton seed is bringing to this county something like three millions of dollars which we would not have had except for the War. We should at least invest ten per cent of this amount in the government loan. Surely the people of Abbeville county with this vast sum of Money brought to them by the misfortunes of others will not deny to the boys who Are going to fight the Battles of Liberty that support which they will need. Every Man who invests a Dollar in j a Liberty Bond should know that by that amount he brings the end of the War nearer cuts Down the Casu a Alty list and thus protects the boys from Abbeville county who carry the guns. Will we be patriotic the food Campaign. The War has drawn from agricultural pursuits in the lands of the allies millions of men. Millions of individuals who looked to the farms for employment and sul Stence can look there no longer. Even in Ordinary times England and France must look to America for bread. They import in Ordinary times one third of their Grain. Now in time of War they must import a great Deal More and they look to America for this additional amount As Well As for butter and meat and other supplies. America can furnish All that our allies ask and All that our own armies in France need Only by preparing to do so. And we can prepare Only by avoiding waste and by saving. Food they Tell us will win the War and no doubt it is As important to strengthen the bread line just now As it is to strengthen the Battle line. America is asked for More than z million and a Quarter bushels of wheat above the apparent surplus for twice As much meat As we think we can spare under Ordinary conditions and three items As much fat list America can answer the demand for food supplies just As the boys an now spin for a Premium. In a Vear of answering the Call to pre paring by using Corn at Home in Stead of wheat by using potatoes a Home instead of bread by giving us meat when meat is not necessary and in other ways which the food administration will make known. France and England Are asking for these things but they Are no asking that America give them. The Are offering the Price and it is a Wai Price too. So that while the Ameri can citizen is patriotic in answering the cells of his Brothers across the who Are fighting our fight As Well As their pros pers by being patriotic. When or. J. Allen Smith and i Xian Oiffer Wivi ivc10 tug Iii Luc a Lulu Emu ill Wigt in this county we Hope and believe that they will receive a ready response from every household in the county. So sign the pledge cards and Ful fill the pledges and help to win the War. The time to buy land. Land is cheaper today than it Wil be again. Because of the War Anc unsettled conditions along with the Scarcity of labor people Are slow to Purchase though there is evidence of increasing activity in real estate circles there is More Money in the country now than at any time within fifth years. People Are Able to Purchase lands today when they have never been before. A Man who has rented lands All these years May today but and make a sufficient payment to gel a Start towards own inst a Home. Because of the two facts stated every Man who is renting should launch a Campaign to own his own Home. With the constantly increasing prices of lands rent sooner or later must be advanced and the renter will find it harder to get along. Today Opportunity offers tomorrow it May not. To be a Semi weekly. Greenwood journal the press and Banner announces that it will begin in the near future the publication of a Semi weekly. A congratulate our neighbor upon this advanced step. The press and Banne has improved wonderfully under its present management and ranks among the very Best paper of the state. We expect it to get Oetter a the Days come Ana go. It Nas splendid advertising which shows that the business men of Abbeville appreciate the service that it is giving them. We Are in thorough agreement with the press and Banner in the policy of not carrying on its subscription list the names of persons who do not pay for the subscriptions in Advance. It is the Only Way to run a newspaper successfully. It not Only saves a lot of bad accounts but the general Public appreciates a papera great Deal More that has Independence enough to demand its rights. When a subscriber s time expires take his name off and if he wants the paper he will come Back Agan and thank you for not trying to Force it upon him. Our list has grown Ever since we adopted this policy and not Only our list but the paper has grown in favor with the Public in general. Surgical dressing course. The red Cross surgical dressings course will begin in about ten Days. Mrs. J. C. Ellis and miss Shearer have kindly consented to give this course free of charge. Classes will be held tuesdays and fridays from 10 to 1 o clock in the red Cross rooms and will continue for three weeks. The need for surgical dressings at present is urgent and the committee wish to secure a class of at least Twenty five. Don t wait for the committee to see you if you wish to take the course but notify mrs. C. H. Mcmurra Yor miss Maggie Latimer and they will be glad to give any further information. The following ladies have already Kiven in their names mrs. T. Gordon White miss Mary Smith miss Emma Harris mrs. C. C. Gambrell mrs. To. A. Harris miss Caro Morse miss Onie Morse miss Mary Hill miss Lee Cheatham miss Nettie Russel miss Maggie Latimer mrs. C. H. Mcmurray mrs. J. M. Wilkinson. Book club postponed. On account of tic synodical being held Here this wee there will be no meeting of the Bool club. The next meeting will be with mrs. J f. Bradley nov. 7th. Program of the synodical f which convenes at the presbyterian i Church this morning at nine o clock. Tuesday morning i 9 00.executive committee meeting opening meeting r 11 00.devotional. Music selected greetings t presbyterian mrs. Gibert Evans Baptist mrs. W. P. Wham a. R. P. Mrs. M. R. Plaxcoj11 methodist mrs. Frank Nickles response mrs. N. Y. Alford i Roll Call. T message Rev. E. P. Davis j chairman Synod s committee on women s s message. J Bible , mrs. T. S. � Bryan. Y r appointment of committees. 1 00.adjournment. Tuesday afternoon 3 2 30.devotional. 1 minutes. � reports. Secretary mrs. M. B. John i treasurer mrs. C. E. Graham Sec. Of literature mrs n g Gonzales conference county institutes mrs. Of Louise Mayes. Reports of presbyterian presidents 4 00.bible hour stewards ii mrs. L Bryan. I adjournment. Tuesday evening 8 00.devotional. Music selected address miss Mabel Hall Mountain missionary from Kentucky offering. R hymn. Benediction. Wednesday morning 9 00.devotional. R minutes. Election of officers. Election of representative to Mon treat. Work of presbyterian women in na1. Tonal Council of defense mrs. N. A Gonzales report of secretaries of causes. Local Home missions miss Louise Fleming. Foreign missions mrs. C n Gignilliat Christian education mrs l l Legters Young Peoples work miss Harriet Moore. Assembly Home missions miss Edna Mccutcheon. I x Kluun Traci oct uni us Luia Iuno. Uio n. E. Aull mrs. A. S. Libby. � 12 b0.bible mrs. Bryan. Wednesday afternoon 2 30.devotional. Hymn. Recommendation of executive committee. Reports from transient committees. Question Box. Unfinished business. Minutes. Closing devotional service. C anew subscribers. Jujia for the past week our mailing a list has been increasing considerably. E. New subscribers every Day. It will w pay to advertise your goods in the by press and Banner. In b to Baltimore. R r we made a mistake last week to about or. Jas. C. Hill going to a h meeting of the Seaboard surgeons As w this meeting has been postponed. He a went to Baltimore to take his Uncle Dir. Tabor Hill of Greenwood to i Johns Hopkins. Boy scouts will again Canvas for Liberty Bond the president Wilson will present an american Flag appropriately inscribed to the troop of boy scouts m in each state securing the largest number of subscriptions to these � cond Liberty loan during the four Day Campaign which the organization will inaugurate on october 22. The boy scouts of America secured subscriptions aggregating $23,- 1238,250 from 139,645 Homes in the "2 first Campaign and with the experi-0 ence thus gained and a More perfect organization they Hope to double a this record for the second loan. A Misc mattichn1v11jj Itlen i a miss Nannie Mattison of Donalds j in renewing her subscription has the it following to say i congratulate a you on your Success in the manage so ment of the paper and i Hope you May it succeed Well in sending it As a twice-p1 t i Holland Brothers. Messes. John a. Holland and his w i brother j. P. Holland of Greenwood l j were business visitors in the City a last week. They Are agents for in pianos and organs. They have a s couple of carloads that they Are go Sling to sell. Jai a solid c stoves / ranges an stoves fro ii. _ i. Me largest \ a full line stoves. To almost a wheat less Day _ or. J. H. Greene of Gilgal be Eves in Hoover zing. On last Sunay his children came to spend the a. His two daughters mrs. Harve Ochran and mrs. Thompkins Ramey oked the dinner. When it was about ready to serve or. And mrs. B. Greene and Little son of Nderson came in unexpectedly id also Herman Greene who can it ten and twelve biscuits without inking there was not enough read to go around. Instead of Mak of in up More biscuits they decided to he j patriotic and serve the dinner in slays with mrs. Cochran and mrs. Amey and the children waiting for be second go round. Of course if Therman had t come Home there Ould have been a plenty to put Vay several biscuits for the next by but As it was the second relay id no bread. I of civic club. A who Are visiting in due West Ime to our City saturday to do me shopping. They Are pleasantly Mem ered Here having taught in the schools last year. Miss Slaten. 0 miss Clara Slaten of Greenville Jas the attractive guest of miss Lucy Zachary for the week end. She is been having such a grand time Greenville with the soldiers that Trie had to get away for a Days rest o Iio found our town a most peaceful id quiet place. Irlond jus in size. M the sir hum Coal of Heater Urs for stoves Ives w Home c Economy you purity your your Uncle Sam wants you to be i food but there is not a citizen of wants to go hungry. In the matter of conservation of f e longest Way. You cannot economic cts obtainable. Highly nourishing f Papest in the Long run. Feed your family from our store t for the Best from every View me and at the same time highly by Best Way to economize. W. D. By i seab air line rail he progressive Sou steel equipment observation Parl thru coaches Anc principal Points Ortli for rates schedules or nearest Seaboard tick s. Compton aveling pass. At. A. L. Kwh y Atlanta a. I 1 t arrived f v Crescent Range he i tallest to Norwood. S and Oil y i tub 0th kit fitters r watchword Standard As saving As possible in the matter these Good old United states to Jat Ood remember this the Best goes ize by using the cheapest food Provod comes higher in Price and is the. We Are constantly on the watch Point. If it is pure and whole nourishing we have it. Tis the 1 11 Urksa Aie 3ard Iray company railway of the Fth or cafe cars. I sleepers. I South East and West. Other information Callet agent or write Fred Geissler a .1 n d l a i. Nisi. Urn. I d55 r Tgu s. A. L. Rwy., Atlanta a. F w

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