MR. SIMPKINS PAYS
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
“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.”
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
The use of hydraulic power In Spall
for mins and other business places 1
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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<
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r Go to any bank or post office.
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1 A War Savings Certificate Is a pocket-size folder on which you can
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i- Haste your War Savings Stamp In your War Havings Certificate
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, Thus your War Savings Ortlllcate has made you a profit of Nc on
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This profit is 4 per cent interest compounded quarterly.
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You can buy your second War Savings Stamp on the Installment plan
„ just as you bought your first one.
Haste your second War Havings Stamp Into your War Savings Certill
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h complete War Savings Certificate.
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s This profit Is 4 per cent Interest compounded quarterly,
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y HOW TO BUY IT FOR CASH.
* If you do not wish to buy War Saving* Stamps on die Installment
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“ After February they go up one cent more each month.
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„ on them.
if you should need your money at any time, take your War Havings
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e If you do not wish to go to a post office or a bank write on a postcard
it ‘‘Send mo one 25-oent Thrift Stamp C. O. D."
is And write your name and address on the postcard.
I„ Address the postcard to "The Host Office. ’’
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