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MR. SIMPKINS PAYS
WSJNGOME TAX By ROBERT MeBLAIR. Mr. Slmpklna gazed at tbe portrait on the wall till lua eyea filled with teara. It waa a portrait of his father, ' Colonel Slmpklna, who bad (our times been promoted (or ralor during tbe Clrll War and had died bravely on tbe field of action. Ur. Simpkins’ throat ached now (or two reasons: First, he reverenced and adored the memory of hla father; secondly, tala age and bin eyes and bis game leg wouldn't let him o to war himself. And as he observed the martial bearing and uncompromis ing gaze of Colonel Simpkins be saw, In Imagination, the khaki clad lads of the new generation marching forth and crossing three thousand miles of sea to fight maybe dU, for liberty. Mr. Simpkins peered around to make sure that neither Bees nor John (who were af the teasing agee of sixteen and seventeen) were where they could sec him, then be straightened and threw hla right arm up for a salute. But his gouty shoulder twinged, and be groaned. He couldn't even salute. "Damnl" aald Ur. Slmpklna, and with bis other hand fiercely twirled bis white masts Chios. He turned and limped into tbe li brary and sat down creaklly before the mahogany desk on which were lying the blanks for hla Income tax state ment, blanks which be had rather grumpily got from the Internal lleve nue officer only that day after lunch eon on hla way home from the elub. Ur. Simpkins' Income (or 1917 had amounted to just about 918.000, and he had been rather snappy on the sub ject of taxes ever since he had dlacov end that the more Income a man has the greater the percentage of It he pays In taxes. He could think of sev eral men who, like himself, were mar ried and had two children, and yet, although their Incomes were nearly half of his, they would pay only a small traction of the amount he paid. He gloomily drew the blank nearer and began filling in the Information that It asked for. As Ur. Simpkins’ Income was 915.400 be had to figure out the amounts pay able on each of tbe successive amsller classes of Incomes In order to arrive at the total due from himself. He passed ovar the first class who must pay taxes, that la, single men making over 1,000. His calculation for mar ried asen then showed up as fallows: First they pay 9 per cent, (under the 1810 haw) on ell Income over 94,000, deducting 9200 (or each of their children under eighteen years. In Mr. Slmpklna’ csss this was 921 k, which he put down In the “payable'' column He saw next that, under the 1017 law, married men pay an additions) 2 per cent on all over 92.000 —with the same allowance for children This added 9203 to bis “payable" column. Ho then observed that for every (2,000 jump In his Income over 95.000 he had to pay a Surtax, fhe percentage growing larger with each jump. This waa 9200 more added to his burden. And on top of all this came an "Kz cess Profits" tax of 8 per rent, on all “occupation" Income ewer 90,000, mak ing 9730 more. The total, then, be most pay was four teen hundred -and thirty-four dollars. "Whew I" exclaimed Ur. Simpkins yodhg Henry Wil kins, Jake Johnson's girl, he gntai 92,00 u Ami** doesn’t j>ay a cent of taxes. I gueaa this ta his war os wail as mine r Thinking of young Henry Wilkins, he remembered that Mrs. Wilkins went •very afternoon to make bandages for the Red Cross and that Henry, who waa a lawyer, waa aiding the Local Draft Board with Its questionnaires. “Well," h# admitted to himself, “that makes a difference.” He thought next of Judge Willough by. whose Income woe about 93.000. “He only pay* 990.” commented Mr. Slmpklna, not quits so angrily this time; end then a thought struck him and he sat up rigidly In bis chair. Judge Willoughby's son bed been drowned on the Tuacania when It was submarined with the lues of two hun dred soldiers “Judge Willoughby gave bis son to America. '* muttered Ur, Slmpklna He leaned forward suddenly and put hla face In Ms hands. For a long time Ur. Simpkins sat very still In that position There was D>> ouucl In the library except the tic Mug of the tall clock and an occa sional trill of laughter from the chll dr v skylarking upstairs. The square of light on the carpet gradually with drew Itself through the window, anil first twilight and then darkness settled In about the quiet, white hatred, some times Irascible old man. Mr. Slmpklna was thinking things which he would never afterward speak of. be was thinking things that were too sacred aver to be put lutu words. But some Inkling of his thoughts may ba found In bis rejoinder to Mrs Slmpklna when that placid lady came In and turned on the lights, and asked him whether be waa ready for dinner. “Judge Willoughby’s only son was worth as much as fourteen hundred and thirty-four dollars, wasn’t he?" Ur. Slmpklna demanded of her. As bis wife, who was not unused to bis superficial Irritations, watched him In mild astonishment, Mr. Slmpklna limped cut to the hall and took Mi old felt hat and silver-headed cone from the hat rack. Letting himself out Into tbe foggy evening, be tapped hti wav down to the corner, and mailed hie Income tax statement and check with bis own hands. “Now, God be thanked,” said Mr Simpkins as the lid clanked shut ovei his missive, “1 can do this much fui my country, anyhow.” ThelNodel “HOta"* 1 will say this respecting the horse and I have had mnch to do with ever variety and kind—that for doclllt] for faithfulness and for cheapness o maintenance, give me Mia horse wb never sheds hla coat or la bothers with Ingrowing toenails, who remain wherever you place him and la ev on the job when he’s wanted. Tbs horse la Urn sawhorse. —Ztm in Cai toons Mags Una Hydraulic Power. The use of hydraulic power In Spall for mins and other business places 1 rapidly Increasing. • - ‘ - I • nr i Practical Art Whatever may be aald of maths matlea aa a "whetatena of tha wlttf or at a mental dtedpttno, the fact n mains that thq chief vitalizing facto of the subject Is found In Its praede* usee. Historically speaking, much q our advanced mathematics as wail a most of our elementary mathematis spi-ang bi b necerrity oat of vary pra< THE ST. JAMES HOTEL Sth and Pm. Avenua N. W. WASHINGTON, D. C. Tbe St. James is conviently located near tba shopping and theatrical sections of tbe city. Caters to tourists. The din ing room’s best advocate is its patrons, who for more than a long time have enjoyed its unsurpassed ousine and ex cellent service. 4-20-3 m. r ; 11 THE NEW T elephoneDirectory GOES TO PRESS ON MARCH JO, 1918 All changes In listings or advertising matter must be arranged for before that date. t Telephone Our Business Offict z ®THB CHESAPEAKE AND POTOMAO TELEPHONE COMPANY C. T. CLAOBTT. District Manager. Tab Main UOOB snS IMS Btreats, H. W„ Washington. D. C, Buy a $4.14 War Savings Stamp The Government Buys it Back from You January 1, 1923, for f&OO Buy it Outright for Cash. Or buy it on the Installment Plan: 2So down and 2So whenever you it. T HOW TO BUY IT ON THE INSTALLMENT PLAN t r Go to any bank or post office. r , When you get inside, look for the *tamp window where they ere veiling ■ War Suvlng* Stamp* Hay 26c, and the man at tha window will glva you a 0. S. Government , Thrift Stamp and a Thrift Card, Haute your Thrift Stamp on your Thrift Card. When you foel like saving another 26c buy another Thrift Stamp and i- paste It on the same card. When you have pasted sixteen of these Thrift Stamps on your Thrift Card, take tills cart! to any hank or post office; and give It to the mao at , the Savings Stamp window Also give him 12c. The man will give you a W. H. H.-• U. H. War Saving* Stamp, He will alno give you a U. S. War Savings Certificate. 1 A War Savings Certificate Is a pocket-size folder on which you can • paste 20 War Savings Stamps. V i- Haste your War Savings Stamp In your War Havings Certificate Take good care of It as it Is worth 04.12. a On January Ist, 1023. die U. S. 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