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VOL. XXIX. JJOONE WATAUGA COUNTY, N. C, THURSDAY MAKCII 28, 1918. NO. 26. A TIMELY WARNING. The warning of Food Adminis trator Page to blockaders anrt to merchants who supply block aded is very timely. It is exceedingly fitting that the administrator has included the 'merchant and milkr in his waging. The merchant ought to have a better conception of the seriousness of the offense of block ading than the blockader him self. He generally moves in a higher circle of intelligence and morality. Instead of encourag ing men to violate the law the merchant is a man who can fair ly Jjbe expected to warn men n gainst violating the law. And as u rule he does, but undoubtedly there are exceptions. We have much more sympa thy for the blockader himself than for the man who under cov er of night slip out of his back door the material which t h t moonshiner uses in his nefarious business. The moonshiner at least is not playing the hypo crite. But there is no excuse for the blockader. The measure of h i s guilt is not so great as that or the sleek, prosperous merchant who is a sharer and promotor of his crime but it is great en ough, and the law which impo ses a years sentence on the roads for blockading is none too severe, although one would infer as much from the infrequency of its appli cation. The prompt and drastic action against the use of food materi als in the manufacture of block ade whiskey threatened by the Food Administrator will meet wiih universal approval not on ly by that element of the peop'e who want to see the food regula tions thoroughly enforced in this State but also by those who want to see violation of the liquor laws held down to the lowest possble minimum. News aud Observer. Many Stills Destroyed in Wilkes. The following from the North Wilkesboro Hustler is proof evi dent that the revenue officers of Wilkes are busy after the illicit distillers in that County: In Autioch township .last Fri day, 15th, Revenue Officers Dan ry, Smith and Hampton seized a whiskey distillery having a ca pacity of 500 gallons. ';: The same evening' at 3 o'clock, they seized,'; and destroyed a steam distillery plant ia that same township 'which . was pre paring for distilling. It hod not gotten into! operation but was an in coming plant " Dancy and, Smtb destroyed a large steam plant' in Somer? township the "day before, Hth inst That afternoon at 4 o'clocb about 2 miles from the last nam. ed still they seised and destroyed about 50 barrels' of beer and a 91-gallon cpper which is now at Deputy Collector Dancy 's of- On the 11th and 12th plants were captured in Lovelace and Autioch. That InXovelaca was at about 4, p. m. whfn Dancy, Smith and FTnmntnn rloufrnvorl UM.VU WW.VWM a quantity of sweet mash beer a ttl tic this was Monday Of last week. me oiuer was on Tuesday tne ma, in Antioch 1 township, small riant . ' ; X r a Try This For 8our Stomucb. Eat slowly, masticate your food thdrough!y.Eab but little meat hud none at all at supper. " .ou are still troubled with t BOUT Nt.nmuoti tnba nn'u nl Phnm herlain'a Tablets Mora'goinn to THANKS RECEIVED FROM THE FRONT WLD EXCITEMENT OVER RECEIPT OF SURGICAL DRESSINGS Dlrsctor Of Woman's Work For Red Croii Receive Letter From Paris The Importance of the work that Is being done by the women all over the Southern Division of the Red Crotm in the way of knitting, of surgi cal dressings and of hospital garments has been stressed many times, but It has never been Bhown more clearly than in the following note of thanks which was received a few days ago by Mrs. John W. Giant, Director of the Department of Woman's Work of the Bouthern Division, from Mrs. Ger trude Austin, Chief of the Red Cross Surgical Dressings Service In Paris: 25 Rue Pierre-Charron, rails, February 2, 1918. To The Chairman. Dear Madam: Your case of surgical dressings No. 85 has Just been opened, and we want to thank you most heartily for your help. We are wildly excited here over the arrival of the first Front Parcels and the first Standard Dressings. They are not yet in our stores, but we know that they are in France. You can't realize what this means to u, for we have waited for them bo long and so anxiously. Go ahead and send us plenty more. Cordially yours, GERTRUDE AUSTIN, Chief of Service. That the Southern Division Is doing Its part in shipping these articles to Europe is shown In the reports of the division warehouse in Atlanta which give a detailed statement of all work done during the week. Not Infrequent ly as many as 300,000 articles are ship- bpil for pynnrt tn n nino-la weplr In nil. dltion to all of the work of inspecting, cutting out and packing, which Is aone at the warehouse, and to the boxes which are shipped to the can tonments In this country. RED CROSS WAR FUND DRIVE SET FOR MAY 20 In order not to detract even slightly from the forthcoming Liberty Loan campaign, the War Council of the American Red Cross has postponed the campaign to raise the second. War Relief fund of $100,000,000 to the week of May 20 from the week of May 6th, as was originally Intended, It was an nounced in Washington today. This action fixes the date of the sec ond Red Cross campaign eleven mmtf hs after the first, which was started on June 18, 1917. The War Council had been appointed by President Wilson only five weeks prior to the beginning of this campaign, so that its first great task was to provide means for carry ing on relief work during the war on a. scale commensurate with the mill Uryoperatlons. More than 1100,000,000 waa contrib uted in response to the first call for financial aid and contributions plus interest brought the total receipts from the first drive up to $105,099,627. Of this afuount, $17,00,121 was re funded to Red Cross Chapters for lo cal relief work. Of the balance, 177,- 721,918 has been appropriated, leamg a balance of $10,871,217 available for appropriation. France has received appropriations amounting to more than thirty millions. During the week pre ceding Christmas the Red Cross con ducted a membership drive which re sulted in the enrollment of approxi mately 22,000,000 new members. This was followed last month by a cam paign conducted by the Junior mem bership of the Red Cross which result ed in the enrollment in tne collateral organisation of practically all of the achool children in America. N Forgot Wha't He Needed. From the Renublican. Mt Oil- iad, Ohio. The f dit or bad an in toraatini? experience some time ago, when a young gentleman came to torn oroce ana as tea tor a copy of the Morrow County Re fiubliran. He scrutinized it care ully when a copy was handed bim, and t ben said: Nowi Know. "What is it you are looking for,' we enquired. "My wife sent m after a bottle uf CbamberlainV Cougb Kemfdy, and I forgot th name. 1 went to several stores and the clerks named everything in the line on the shell except chamberlain's. I'll try again, n ml I'll narer no home without Chamberliiin'H Couah Remedy.'M Tim Jtepublicau would eugcesi to the proprietors of stores ihat t hpv nnsfc thflr clerk-, and n ver let them substitute. Customers lose taith In utoees win re moeti- rntini !m remitted, to sau notb ino- of the iuiusticH to makers of good goddsand the disappoint- FEDERAL INCOME TAX IN BRIEF X the Requirements Boiled Down , for Busy Folks. . . Returns must be filed on or before April 1, 1018. Tax due may be paid now or on or before June 15, 1018. If you are single and your net In come for 1017 was $1,000 or more you must file a return. If you were married and living with wife (or husband) and had a net In come of $2,000 or more for 1917 you must file a return. Husband's and wife's Income must be considered Jointly, plus Income of minor children. Income of a minor or Incompetent, derived from a separate estate, must be reported by his legal representa tive. Severe penalties are provided for those who neglect or evade the law. For false or fraudulent return there Is a penalty not exceeding $2,000 fine or year's Imprisonment, or both, plus 100 per cent, of tax. For failure to make return on or before April 1, 1018, fine Is from $20 to $1,000, plus 50 per cent, of tax due. Returns must be filed with the Col lector of Internal Revenue of district In which you live. An agent may file return for a per son who Is ill, absent from the country or otherwise Incapacitated. Each return must be signed and sworn or affirmed by person execut ing it. Single persons are allowed $1,000 exemption In computing normal tax. A married person living with wife (or husband) Is allowed $2,000 exemp tion, plus $200 for each dependent child under 18. A head of family, though single, Is allowed $2,000 exemption If actually supporting one or more relatives. Returns must show the entire amount of earnings, gains and profits received during the year. Officials and employees are not taxa ble on the salaries or wages received from a state, county, city or town In the United States. Interest on state and municipal bonds Issued within the U. S. Is ex empt from federal Income tax and should be omitted. Interest on United States govern ment bonds 1s also exempt, except on Individual holdings of Liberty Fours In excess of $5,000 par value. Dividends are not subject to normal tax, but must be reported and included In net Income. Gifts and legacies are not Income and should not be Included on the re turn of the bencflclnry. i Life lnsurauce received as a bene ficiary or as premiums pnld back at maturity or surrender of policy Is not Income. rnymerits received for real or per sonal property sold Is not Income, but the profit realized thereon Is Income for the year of sale. Amounts received In payment of notes or mortgages to not Income, but the Interest on such notes or mort gages Is taxable Income. From the entire gross Income cer tain allowances fare made In arriving at the net Income. Necessary expenses actually paid tn the conduct of business, trade or pro fession may be claimed. A farmer can clalsa payments for labor, seed, fertiliser, stock feed,' re pairs on buildings, except his dwelling ; repairs of fences and farm machinery, materials and small tools for Immedi ate use. ' The amount of rent paid for a farm may also be claimed as a tenant farm er's expense. y- ' Payments for llTt stock are allowa ble If bought for resale. Bttt tf bought for breeding purposes cattle are an in vestment, not an expense, and Cannot be allowed. A storekeeper can claim amounts paid for advertising, clsrrk hire, tele phone, water, light and tueL also dray age and freight bills and cost of op erating and repairing wagons and trucks. A physician can claim cost of his professional supplies, rent, office help, telephone, expense of team or automo bile used tn making professional calls and expenses attending medical con ventions. ' A dentist can, claim similar Items, except team or auto expense, which are not necessary In his profession. Expenses that are personal or con nected In any way with the support or weft being" of a person or family are not allowable. The costs of machines, Instruments, vehicles or Implements that are more or less permanent In character are not allowable as an expense. They are In vestments. ' , Interest paid on a mortgage or other personal Indebtedness Is allowable on a personal return.,. All taxes paid within the year can be taken out on a federal return, ex cept, federal. Income, tixea Inheritance Conserving Hens. They've banded down a stern decree, the conservation boost ers; that hens immune from dea th must be, though we may shoot the roosters. Says Hoover and his merry men, whose ukase must be herded, "it is a sin to kill a lieu, when e-gs are badly needed. Fresh eggs are good .beneath one's bt It, the textbooks all de termine, and when they're stale they'll do to pelt the peace fun and pro-Herman. We'll put the Teutons in a box, and buy our men more bull ts, if we kill off the crowing cocks, and spmv the cackling pullets." And now, in every butcher's Store, from Wa terloo to Wooster, the helpful hen is seen no more, but there's a stuck of rooster. Oh, luad the roosters to Hie blcck, for rooster meat is corking, the leghorn and the Plymouth Rock, the Brahma aud the Dorking! Oh, give the roosters chloroform too ancient for beheading; und eut them cold aud eat them warm their feathers ne for bedding. 1 bake upon the kitchen tire, a fowl of proper gender; I also cook a rubber tire, which is a bit more tender. I chew the rubber tire a while, anil then I chew the roost er, and say, "I've Hoover Skin ned a mile as conservation boos ter!" Walt Mason in News and Observer. BANK REPORT. Following ;s the report of the ecu dition of ValleO'iciH Bank at Valle CruciH, in the state of North Carolina at the clone of bindneps March 4,11)18 RfclSOUHCES: I,onnfi and discounts $5;t,'i7.'t 55 OverdruftR Secured 42V0 Fiuerurtd 2-7 :in United State bonds on hand MO.OO Banking Houhp l,:k :t!i Furniture and Fixtures l.nit) li! Demand Loans " l.UOO.fHi Duo from National hanks ;I,2I8.1? Due from Hanks and b'krs 2,U?C'l;i Silver roin, including all iui- lior coin currency 05 07 National hank not en and oth er U. B. notes 450,00 Total $3,72S 02 LIABILITIES: Capita stock paid in 11,000 Surplus Fund 1W0.00 Undivided profits less current expenses and taxes paid 41 SO Notes and Kills redisvounted 0,000.00 Bills Payable (1.000.00 Deposits subject to cheek 17 14U.74 Time certificates of desposit 19,007 9t; Savings Deposits 20 Cttfchiers ch'ks outstanding 277 42 Total t03 728.02 State of North Carolina, County ot Watauga sr. I, L. M. Farthing, cash ier of the above named bank, do so eiunly swear that the above state ment is true to the best of my know ledge and belief. L. M. FARTHING, Cashier. Correct Attest; H. B. TERRY , D. F. Mast Directors. Subscribed and sworn tcu before lue this 10th dy of March 1918. . W. H. MAST, N. P. JUNIOR RED CROSS TAKES OVER ARMY OF RELIEF Harrejr D. GltKn, General -M ana er of the American Red Cross, announced tbii weok tint the Junior Red Cross oraanlxatlon toas endorsed and taken orer the Children of America Army ot Relief, and, thtt henceforward the work of this latter organisation will be carried on by Ve Junior Red Cross. The tranfer ofiunds took place on- March 2nd, 140,00V being given over to the Junior Red Cross to be devoted to child welfare work abroad, and the Army of Relief will cease to solicit funds. All Army) of Relief members are now eligible for membership li Junior Red Cross auxiliaries. an Chapter School committees are author lied to Incorporate Ulem In schools that are not already enrolled as Junior wlta or to Incorporate all Army of Re lief member in then' territory as a single Junior Auxiliary. taxes and assessment!" for local Im provements, ', ; Losses sustained in business or through lire, storm orvshtpwreck or by ttheft, except when coflipensated by In- isurance or otherwise. ' Wear and bear of rented bulldlnn or machinery used In business may . be claimed. ' . Tou can at so claim the amount paid to the Red Cross and to other cbarlt .ble( iQligtoos) or educational organic Uon to the ,taxtent of 15 per cent, ec lyew net Income ,: . ; -rv- :'-: : DANK STATEMENT. Following is a report of the con dition of the hank of Blowing Hock at Blowing Rock in the state of North Carolina, at the close of busi- ness March 4, 1917; HEsontcEs: Loans and discounts $77 712-97 669.57 44S-3I 2,750.00 Overdrafts Sccuied Overdrafts Unsecured Banking house and lot Furniture and fixtures 1,298 00 All other real estate owned 9-34 Due fiom national banks Due from b'ks and b'krs 12,019.66 Cash Items 7q.oo Gold coin 1,200,00 Silver coin, including all mi nor com currency, 1,127.22 National bank notes 3,121.00 Total $100,775.10 I.1AIIII.ITII0S Capital stock $16,000,00 Surplus Fund ' 900 00 Undivided profits, less anient expenses and taxes paid 1,317.95 Dividends Unpaid 411.00 Bills payable 14,600.00 Deposits subject to check 32 695.30 Time Cert, of Deposit 11,146.58 Cashier's c'ks outstanding 504.27 Total $100,775.10 State of North Carolina, Watauga county, r s : I, (. M. Sudderth, Cashinr 01 the above named bank, do solemnly swear that the above statement is true to the best of my knowledge rnd belief (!. M. KniDKHTii, fusilier. Correct Attest : J. 1). Brown, f. A. Lontz, Will LenU,Dircc'ors Subscribed and sworn to before- me this lSth day of March 1918. J. H.GREEN, J. P. BANK STATEMENT, Following is the report of tin, condition of the Watauga County Bank at Boone, N. C, in the StatV of Noiti. Carolina, at the cuse ol business Mai cell 4, 191S, ItlisoUHfKs. Loans and discounts $263,720,39 Overdrafts Secured 648 2: ' Unsecured 41448 Banking houHi; 2,800.00 Furi.il ore and fixtures 1,000,00 Due from Nat. hanks 42,5.41.0 I)uj fiom State Banks nnd Bankers 37. 87 Gold coin, 3,487.00 Silver com, including all minor coin currency 1,046 38 National bank notes nnd other U. S. no' us 5,l93-o Total $321,123.43 1.1 ABILITIES Capital Stock paid in 34,800.00 Surpius fuud, 3,500.00 Undivided prohts, less cur. rent expenses and tax paid 5,718.52 Deposits subject to check 1 24.744. Io Time certificates of dep , 134,494. 78 Savings Deposits, 11,918.10 Cashier's cks, outstanding 5,947.84 Total $32', 1 33.12 State of North Carolina, Wutauga county, ss: I, u. f. liagaman Cashier of the above named tank, do solemnly swear the above statement is true to the best of n) knowledge ani belief. (J. 1'. iiAGAMAN, tasbier. Correct Attest; N. L. Mast, W.U Coffey, ' L. A. Greene Directors. Subscribed and sworn to before me this 18 day of March, 1918, W. D. Farthing, C. 8. C. W. P.SPEAS, M.D. PRACTICE LIMITED TO Eye, Ear, No8e and Throat HICKORY, N.C. V , OFFICK OVIR HICKORY DIlVJQ CO. HODRS-9 tolj 2 to 5 Valuable Real Estate f o r V:- Sale. Six acres Rood level farming land near station at Foscoe. A new six-room dwellimr. eood barn und other outbuildings. Trice low. Terms easy. 8 e George F. viau, UUI141Q auuio, ii, vt - Children Ory FOX FLETCHER'S ICAaTORIA PROFESSIONAL E. Glenn Salmons, Resident Dentist. BOONE, N. C. Office at d itcher Hotel, OFFICE HOURS: 9:00 to 12 a. m; 1:00 to 4:00 p. in, ED7UJND JONES LAW YEU -LENOIU. N.(,- Will Practice llcgularly in the Court a ot Walp uuu, 6-1 11 L. D. lows T. A. OVF, Plneolii, N. C Banner Elk, N. C. LOWE & LOVE ATTO UN E YS-AT- LA W. Practice in IliiM'ourts of Averv and surrounding counties. Cure- ful attention fjiven to alliuattera of a legal nature. 7-G-12. F. A. LINNEY, -ATTOHNIOy AT LAW, BOONE, N. C. WilFpractice iii the courts o Watauga and adjoining coun ties. 6-11-1911. VETERINARY SURGERY. When in need of vet erinary surgery call on or write to G. H. Hayes Veterinary Surgeon, Vi las, N. C. 6-15-16. P. Lovill. w. K. I. vll Lpvill & Lovill -Attorneys At Law -BOONE, N. C. 1 Special attention given to all business entrusted to their care. . . . . T. E. Bingham, Lawyer J00M2, ...... N.c Impromptu! tention'.givein to 11 matters of a leuul nature CollectionH a specialty. OHice with Solicitor F. ALio- ney 0,.ly. pd. DR. R,D, JENNINGS RESIDENT DENTIST .Banners, Elk, N. C. l"At Uoone on first Mondav of every month for 4 or 5 days anu every court v-eic. umce t the Blackburn Hotel. John t. Brown Lawyer.' BOONE, . . . N.C. Prompt attention giveitto all matters ofa legal nature. Col- lections a specialty. Office with Lovill & Lovilir, VMTCH and .eJEWELKY" door at this shop under s positive Kuartinie k materiel used U ms ?narnteed to begsnulne. Estimates ' arnls)ied op ell well orders. Belts teetion iraarenteed Io fvery reepeet . ou ell railroad watohee. Office near the 7 Wataoga Co. Bank. ; J. W.H.Y1S ; biadtslr tf( attlBfkt a. n- .v-.l Ail ''4 i ,:"i."i' , in ,Aay.;..-: mcut 01 customers. &a v. , 'tt'W. .-' i j; h BHiVVi'V UP' 11 1 vain- i-vc c?"- 'V? ; 5 .'.V---' C "'; ". T r'-'