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THE DEMOCRAT 0n 8CC0Unt "f the '"creasinsj
number of visitors to an Adair
subsckiptiox, ioo i'VM YKAH county country school the Rchool
Kotered at the t'oototike ai Monroe directors have found it necessary to
City. M.. a S.-cnnd-t'l.v-a Matter go into prim with the notice that
; hereafter no visiting will be allow
e l except on the part of patrons of
: the school and taxpayers of the dis
trict School visitors are not usual
ly so plentiful that they have to be
l warned to "keep off the grass "
TRIDAY. MARCH 22 1918
Bailey T.Turner j
Will l'riictav ia all Co .iris.
Monro City, Missouri; The United States Department of
j Justice has ruled that it is not a
Rlinrh nf Ffinrptmonnt? i crime to be a member of the I. W.
j W. If the question was brought
Gomer T. Davies, of the Concor- j before it the D. of J. would also be
dia (Kans) KaDsau. is an editor of j forced to rule that it is not a crime
the old school who hands out Eng
lish in the good old Kansas way.
Recently Davies made a speech in a
nearby town in the interest of the
Army Y. M. C A. In his audience
was an editor whose zealous sup
port of Bristow and La FolWte has
led him so near the limits of loyal
ty (hat bis paper has frequently
been called the Beloit Zeitung. This
editor's report of Mr. Davie's speech
was so lacking in sympathy with
the cause for which the speaker
stood, and so challenging in its mis
trust of the motives behind the
speaKer and the cause, that Mr.
Davies felt justified in defending
himself in a letter to the Beloit Call.
In the closing paragraph Mr. Davies
hands somebody this bunch of for
"There is a doctine of philosophy
called metempsychosis, or transmi
gration of the soul the souls of
men after death, in that philosophy
return to earth in other bodies,
whether brures or human. If that
be true, and I have a choice in the
next cycle as between two types, I
should prefer to return in the form
of a lazy, leprous, lousy, yellow cur,
sore eyed and mangy, belong to a
demented, drunken Arkansas nigger
pass the drowsv, dreary days away
under the bu-k stoop of my mas
ter's cabin, fighting fleas and sneak
ing, snooping about, killing sheep at
eventide, than to come back in
semblance and stature of a man
with the instincts -of a copperhead,
snarling and bacKbiting the govern
ment, while the Huns have their
atrocious and bloody fingers at the
throat of my country." Mystic
Mrs. George Howe
bal visitor Friday.
was a Hanni-
open this sum-
. The Great Duty.
As we go about our daily tasks in
peace and safety men are dying
every minute on the battlefields of
Europe to save civilization. Our
own gallant soldiers are shedding
their blood in France and our sailors
engulfed in the waters of the Atlan
tic as they go in defense of
America's rights and honor.
Upon our performance of the
work committed to us depend the
lives of thousands ot men and wo
men, the fate of many nations, the
preservation of civilization and
humanity itself; and the more effi
cient and prompt we people of
America ore in doing our part, the
more quickly will this war come to
and end and the greater the number
of our soldiers and sailors w.no will
be saved from death and suffering
and the greater number of the
people of other nations released
from bondage and saved from death.
To work, to save, to economize,
to give financial support to the
Government is a duty of the Nation
and to the worM and it is especially mer tourist fares will be
a duty to our fighting men who on : made.
land and sea are offering their lives '
for their country and their country- t
aneD When you make up
Some of the cities have, as a warT01 mind to which One
measure, passed ordinances provid-!yOU are going", I'll be
ingtbat pigs maybe kept within glad to help you plan a
the city limits if their pens are kept trip that Will make VOW
clean and they are bathed frequent- jgjg t memor
y. An unbathed pig in an unclean M " m i". V L
pen, we take it, will be given the ?lene b U Ihiehoff,
same treatment as that dealt out to llCKet Agent, The
unlicensed dogs and Industrial Pleasant Way to Travel
Workers of the World. Everywhere West.
to be a mad dog or a rattlesnake,
but that's no reason why thev
shouldn't be killed at sight.
Every farmer, ler him be ever so
small, should keep a set of books
for his own good. He should re
member that altho operating on a
small scale, he is a business man
just the same. A record of h's
years business will often surprise
A man in Indiana committed
suicide, recently, because he could
not find a woman who was willing
to marry him. In Missouri there
have bten men who committed
suicide because they found women
who were willing to marry them.
Mrs L. M. Wood visited over
Sunday with relatives and friends
at Lentner. Her little sn. Master
Edward, who had been with kins
folks there a couple of weeks, ac
companied her hon.e.
"Vengtnce and ttie Woman" is
the greatest serial ever released on
the western plain, opens at Gem
Wednesday, March 27.
"Pearl of the Army" is one of
those Patriotic serials founded on
facts, with Pearl White opens at
Gem Wednesday, March 27.
Let us do your cleaning, pressing
and repairing. We appreciate your
business. L. L Lane, Tailor.
For Sale A good family and
work mare. Bred to Jack. Sterling
Hays at Green's old stand.
Mr. and Mrs J. C Gillam. of Han
nibal visited S. T. Pollard and fami
ly in this city Monday.
Wm. Janes, the hardwood lumber
man. of Paris was here Monday.
We do odorlesF . cleaning aiid
pressing. L. L Lane, Taiior.
and all the other delight
ful health, rest and
pleasure resorts in our
fascinating and glorious
West-America, will wel
come you as usual-sum-
Penalties for Income Dodgers Are
i Severe Get Your Return
in if You Are Liable.
Afrll 1, ijis, 8 ii,e tiiml day ml
UawtsU under tlie tVderul income tux
Uw for lliu tiling of fc-tlurul Income
tx return. l'eisiii lio uie n-quir-d
to file return uuder tue provisions
of law and who fail to pet their re
turns In on time ure subject to be
vere penalties, as follows:
for making false or fraudulent re
turn, not exceeding J,000 or not ex
ceeding one ear's imprisonment, or
both, in the discretion of the court,
and, In addition, 100 per cent, of the
For falling to make return on time,
not less than tM nor more than $1,- :
000. and, in addition, 50 per cent of
the amount of tax due.
If on account of Illness or absence
from home you are unable to render
your return within the time prescribed
by law you may obtain an extension
of 30 days If a request therefor Is filed
with the collector of your district be- ;
fore the due date of the return. In
this request you musv state the rea
son why the return cannot be filed
within the time prescribed by law.' i
Collectors of Internal rerenue are
not authorized to grant extensions of
more than 80 days, but the commis
sioner of Internal revenue has author
ity to grant a reasonable extension
beyond 30 days In meritorious cases.
If you desire an extension of more
than 80 days your request should be
addressed to the commissioner and
should contain a detailed statement
coveriiiR the reasons which make it
impossible for you to file your return
on or before April 1.
The internal revenue men are now
completing their tour of the country,
during which they were in touch with
the people of every city and town. If ,
you failed to get In touch with the '
deputy which visited your section It is
not too, late to get advice. Consult
your pnstiuaster as to where the near
est deputy is now. Get your blank
form, study the directions and the re
quirements as shown thereon and
make your return without fall if your
Income was sutlicicnt to come within
the bounds named in the law.
It is pointed out by Commissioner
Itoper that It Is important that tin
people comply with the federal laws
as fully as they are complying with
the drafts for men and the conserva
tion of foods and fuel. "The war must
be paid for," says Commissioner Roper.
"Congress has' as much right to con
script a Just portion of Income as it
has to conscript our boys. The tax
for 1917 is designed to reach moder
ate as well as large Incomes, so that
all persons who are In financial posi
tion to bear a portion of the heavy
government expenses can be assessed
in proportion to their ability to pay.
"The man who is barely making a
living or barely supporting a family
is not affected by the 1917 law. But
the man who Is able to bear a share
of the burden has been reached by
the new law, and he should accept his
responsibility in the same patriotic
6pirit that our young men have shown
In offering themselves for this great
purpose of the country to make the
world safe for people of all kinds to
live in and to govern themselves."
This 'tax is one which recognizes
women as on an equal basis with men.
The, unmarried woman or the married
woman with n salary must make tax
return Just the same as any man. Only
the woman supporting her mother or
other members of her family may take
out $2,000 exemption.
Under the luw the head of the fami
ly Is the one whose earning power con
tributes to the family's support.
Similarly a widow with small chil
dren to support can take out $2,000
exemption and $200 additional exemp
tion for ench of her children under
eighteen. Thus it Is Intended that
the law shall work no hardship to wo- !
men -having to struggle to get along.
But each must file return If her In
come Is $1,000.
A man whose wife dies and who is
left with sniull children to support
upon a moderate income may also take
full exemption under the new tax law
and also claim $200 exemption for
each of his children under eighteen.
The widower under the taw Is a
single man and must make tax re- ;
turn accordingly. Married men need
not file returns unless they are earn
ing $2,000 or more. j
"This Is as much a national obliga
tion as the reporting for duty of a man
drafted for service with the colors,"
says D. C. Itoper, commissioner of 'in
ternal revel lie, "As Jt stands, it Is
much a mutter of the man or wo
man's own conscience. . It Is for ton ,
or for her to determine Just how far
he Is liable to the tax. He must tlgure
his own Income and If It reaches the
figures named In the law must make
faithful report upon It to the propc;
"This tax la distinctly a war mens- I
ure and will he In effect . during the
"This Is a people's tax It rendu'
right down Into the pockets nf the
small wage earner; It makes him h
partner In the Job of, wlnnluy f
The Democrat for Job Work.
IT -...; alJL
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Chrome Vanadium Steel is used wherever strain
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No other automobile so well answers the needs of
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weight, the Chevrolet is right at hame on all
kinds of roads. It saves your time, multiplies
your usefulness and helps you and yours to enjoy
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MONROE CITY AUTO CO.
Monroe City, Missouri
New Chevrolet Model Now on Display
THE UNIVERSAL1 CAR
These are economical days and so the .Ford
Car becomes a more intense necessity to you ev
ery day, because by reason of the universal service
the Ford supplies every day it has become a large
part in the "business of living." It is a daily ne
cessity because it proves a daily economy. You
have the choice of a variety of bodies, from the
snappy runabout to the de luxe Sedan. Touring
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Kincaid & Graham.
Burpee's Seeds Grow TttVSSsA
Seed to lessen the table expenses and to stare far the future." BurpaVa
Annual, the Loading American Seed Catalog for 1918, has
been enlarged and improved. It is mailed free. Write for it today.
W. Atleo Burpe Co., Scd Growers, Philadelphia
Protect That Money
Having ready cash for sudden emergencies is
possible only when you ' hajye saved a part of your
salary or wages. Start, with a small deposit, if nec
essary. Increase it as you can and you will soon
have a substantial interest-bearing account, and a
feeling of safety, contentment and independence.
CAPITAL AND SURPLUS $100,000.00
J. S. Scott, President . M. B. Proctor, Cashier
J. J. Brown, Vice President J. S. Rutledge, Asst. Cashier
J. S. Scott, Wm. Buckman, P. W. Huston, R. S. McClintic, J.
J. Brown, J. V. Proctor, Leo. Bell, D. R. Davenport, M. B.
MONROE CITY BANK