ilD ClGSS TO COLLECT
vr Aito Davison's Aid In Work
;.f'':;v y. f Of Relief . ' .
t .Betinnlnf March 18 and ending
f . arch 25, seven day, nation-wida
V, mpalan will be carried on by the
n aerlcan Red Cross and the
IfW ' A.
iu secure a nunimuui
','AanMl.. . ... ....v..
, ui o.vuu ions oi cwium
the destitute Manln of Belaium
tA - . . .. .. ..
wl r' ""guinea portions oi nonnen
1 rl IfTWM. At the request of Herbert
i 1 1 In Belgium. Henry P. Dart-
f chairman of the Red Croat War
t 4 if unc". nas granted the use ot the m
M J 3nal Rftd Cross organisation for eol
! 5 " MSB ClinV'inA .l.lkl.-
As the commission has allowed most
! its local committees to disband be-
tttse Of the financial amnreruanU
a Xflf aria la at h.. .hh .v. n.Ati
g fv' hM turned to the Red Cross for
ft it t'P. Where the local committees of
p jiyl Relief Commission are sUIl Intact,
Mhp 'r H1 work side by side with the
Liil ed Cross Chaotm.
t 1tI.:Td6 P'ctlcally entire exhaustion of
Si W olmn. ne, and leather In occupied
' T ' " elrllim an1 Unril... vwn. .nj ih.
f5 aortace of these necessities in the
?r 1 orld's markets are maklnc it in-
Maslngy difficult for the Commission
f t- seep clothed and shod the unfortun
f br it te people la these territories. In ad
tl-o lotion to new material, gifts of used
VtlBCnd urplus clothing, shoes, blankets,
iflW' Bnnei ciotn, etc., are needed in large
I 'Azl iuanUUea from the people of the Unit
fp hi States.
I " 1 1 The donations will be shipped at
if e bee to-the Atlantic seaboard and sent
:i t ?" Teraeas for distribution.
'J vn net i
mil I hl.l1 ULI11 NIL I Ull
SAMMIES IN FRJUICE
led Cross To 8erve.Boys In The Front
I Line Trenches
The American Red Cross has Just
Jrangod to establish with the Amerl
(nil teen service similar to that through
fj livhich the have served more than
nil million pollus with hot drinks during
(vine last six months, according to
Unliable Just received by the War Coun
4 s?'.ll from Major James H. Perkins, Red
Ist -ross commissioner to France.
If : I This will consist of rolling canteens
I rtaUoned close behind the front line
fllfl Vroncheg. There are now fifteen of
H(fR these operating behind the French
t ,lne8, from which fifty or more large
yhi -eceptacles ot hot drinks are sent for
i'i'oij &td dally, usually In the small hours
tile', fl tne morning. These drinks are
H ftu ?erTe1 free to the men going on oi
ifi 1 1 This service has proven of such
'Mil (..1... 4 v. r. u .1... .i k I
( can army nas asxea tnn ueu (jross to
t:;:'V iiavo this anrvlpn Hlrallv In tnnrh
iff I pith the medical relief stations near
f jnd pat the front. The w6rk Is often done
ilug ainder heavy shell fire and requires
Meli Pen f great bravery and symjiathy.
i r 3 Tne American army orocers are man-
i "fhallnv a .lraan Intapaat tn hsvlna ifi(a
I : till .. .i.. . i ., . i . ,
l ;r" roP" and hae aeked the Red Cross
H jto enlist a substantial number of men
W'M pf the highest caliber to ( undertake
y ip (this work. It will be performed at the
lii '11 Wnt nearest the firing line at which
l.ij lrillann are Dprmitted.
APRIL 1 LAST DAY
FOR FEDERAL RETURNS
Penalties for Income Dodgers Are
SevereGet Your Return
in if You Are Liable. -
April V 1918, la the final day al
lowed under the federal Income tax
law for the Sling of federal Income
tax returns. Persona who are requir
ed to file returns under he provisions
of law and who fall to get their re
turns In on time are subject to se
vere penalties, as follows :
For making false or fraudulent re
turn, not exceeding (2,000 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 $20 nor more than IV
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 80 days if a request therefor la filed
with the collector of your district be-
fqre the due date of the return. In
this request you must state the rea
son why the return cannot be filed
within the time prescribed by law.
collectors of Internal revenue are
not authorized to grant extensions of
more than 80 days, but the commis
sioner of Internal revenue has author
ity to grant a reatirmable extension
beyond 80 days In meritorious cases.
u you desire an extension of more
than 80 days your request should be
addressed to the commissioner and
should contain a detailed statement
covering the reasons which make It
Impossible for you to file your return
on or before April t
The Internal revenue mtn 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 rostmaster as to where the near
est deputy Is new. Get your blank
form, study the directions and the re
quirements as shown thereon and
make your return without fall if your
Income was sufficient to come within
the bounds named in the law.
It la pointed out by Commissioner
Roper that ft Is Important that the
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 iald 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 la barely making a
living or barely supporting a family
la uot affected by ti.e 1917 law. But
the mun who Is able to bear a share
of the burden has been reached by
the new law, and he should accept Ills
responsibility In the same patriotic
spirit thai 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 recognizee
women as on an equal basis with men.
The unmarried woman or the married
woman with a salary must make tax
return Just the samf aa any man. Only
the woman supporting her mother or
other members of her family may take
out $2,000 exemption.
Under the law 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 each of her children nnder
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 la
left with small 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 law U 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.
"This Is as much a national obliga
tion as the reporting for duty of a man
drafted, for service with the colon,"
says V. C. Roper, commissioner of In
ternal revenue. "As It stands, It la
much a matter of the man or wo
man's own conscience. It ls for him
or for her to determine Just' how far
he Is liable to the tax. He must figure
his own Income and If It reaches the
figures named In the law must make
faithful report upon It to the proper
"This tax la distinctly a war meas
ure and will be In effect during the
"This Is a people's tax It reaches
right down Into the pockets of the
small vrase earner; It makes him a
nartner In the Job of winning the
(IIURSES NEEDED III
Surgeon General Asks Red Cross Te
Supply 5,000 Nurses
Surgeon General Qorgas ot the
(United States army has called upon
tthe American Red Cross to supply to
fthe Army Nurse corps nve thousand
! nurses between now and the first of
June. These nurses are needed for
service in the military hospitals both
In this country and abroad. Although
tthe Red Cross has already supplied
"" j i nearlv 7.000 nurses as a reserve for
Hit I the Army and Navy Nurse Corps since
L-ifthe beginning of the war, the impera
P '? tlve need for a greater army of nurses
grows dally as the war progresses.
According to a statement made by
Surgeon General Gorges, it Is estlmat-
i'ed that there are between eighty and
t V I1 ninety thousand registered nurses In
ginpthe United States, and that approxi
nti mately thirty thousand will be need
ed for service In army hospitals during
l j the present year. The Immediate need
for five thousand of these Is emphasised.
Miss Jane A. Delano, Director of the
Department of Nursing of the Amerl-
Mn Qui fliMi aaM
t NOl ouiy are we appealing 10 mi
mmmm tt wnlllntAar fni ttlla aaraHsiA
j but we also appeal to the public and to
i': the physicians employing these nurses
without too great financial sacrifice
on their part to hold themselves In
readiness to respond to the call ot
their country. We wish also to bring
to the attention of nurses the unusual
opportunity offered by the insurance
law enacted for the protection of our
army and navy, which applies equally
to nurses assigned to duty as members
of the Army and Navy Nurse Corps.
1 "A great responsibility rests unon
the nurses of the country. They are
the only group of women recognised
as a part of the military establishment
anJI should be looked upon as the rep
resentatives of the womanhood of
o America at the front
"Not only should the other women
of the country encourage nurses to
volunteer for service, but they should
make every effort possible to protect
the nurses holding themselves ready
(or service and share with them the re
OeaalblUtx and aeriflcee neceataa "
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Virginia-Gurolina Railway Company
TIME TABLE NO .61
1 Cffeet 12:01 A. M Monday, Sept, 11, 1I1S
Far Government of Employes Only.
2 c c
Lv. Abingdon (W.C.) Ar
Lv. Yard iAr.
Lv. Watauga .Ar
lit. Barron Ar,
Lr. CedarvMle (W) Ar,
Lr. Drowning Ford Ar.
Lt. Valla Mill Ar.
Lt. Damascus (W) (T) ...'...Ar.
Lt. Laureldale (Q.C.) Ar.
Lt. Taylor'e Valley (W) Ar.
Ar. Creek Junction hr
? jq.H.t n i ,a h rz
un vnuiauau vnnmui iu.i.j..ut.....
Lt Green Cove (W) Lt. ItM
Lt. Whtti Top Gap (W.T.)....Lr. IH
Lt. NeUa Lv.l 100
e e s
Lt. Tuckerdale (W) ....Lt.) 480
Lt. Lansing Lv. 280
Lt. Berlin Lv.l 196
Lt. Warrenvlllo Lv.l 190
Lt. Smethport -. Lv.l 461
Ar. West Jeffwson (WCT) . . . .Lv. 800
Lv. West Jefferson (WCY)....Ar.
Lt. Hamilton, N. C.....;.'....Ar.
Lt. Donation-..,.... Ar.
Lt. Bowie (W) Ar.
Lt. Rlvarsldu Ar.
Ar. Elkland. N. C. (WCTJ...LT.
Lv. Creek Junction . .Ar. 1751
Lv. Grassy Ridge (:)l Ar.. I
Ar. Konnarock (WTO) Lv.. . . . . j
e e e
Stop on Signal, a llagular Stop, a C Grade Crossing. W. Water,
., cV-CoaJ, 0.aeT-Turntitlx. T. Wye. (:) Jet. W. IV By.
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There is no foundation for the alleged
violations of law attributed to our Com
pany by agents of the Federal Trade
Commission and I want to say emphatic
ally that Swift & Company is not a party to
any conspiracy to defraud the Govern
ment Nor has Swift & Company been
guilty of improperly storing foods or of
making false entries or reports.
Conferences of packers, where prices
have been discussed, have been held at
the urgent request and in the presence
of representatives of either the Food
Administration or the Council of National
Defense. And yet the packers have been
accused of committing a felony by acting
in collusion on Government bids !
We have done our best, with other
packers, large and small, to comply with
the directions of the United States Pood
Administration in all particulars, including
the furnishing of food supplies for the U. S.
Army and Navy and the Allies, now be
ing handled through the Food Adminis
tration. We wiU continue to do our utmot,un-
der Government direction, to increase our
production and assist the Food Adminis
tration. We consider mat me opportunity
to co-operate whole-heartedly and to our
fullest powers with this branch of the ,
Government is our plain and most press
ing duty. -
The Trade Commiuion Attorney has,
by false inference and misplaced empha
sis, given to disconnected portions of the
correspondence taken from our. private
filet and read into the Record, a false and
sinister meaning with the plain purpose
of creating antagonistic public opinion.
The services of the packers of the
United States are most urgently needed,
and I regret exceedingly that we should at
this time have to spend our efforts in
defending ourselves against unfounded,
unproved, and unfair assertions such as
are being daily made public.
f.iT Qiji'. President
Swift 6c Company, U.S. A.
k STITCH M TIME.
octe People Shouli Not Neglect Their
vnfciflnev ailment is uniiDDor-
tant. Don't overlook the slight.
enr bncknclie or urinary lrregu
Nature niav be warniher
you of approaching dropsy, gra-
vh or niignT 8 disease, ntuney
disease is seldom fatal if treated
in tinip, but neglect may pave tee
n-nv Don't neclect a lame or
aeliing bnok nnoiherdey. Don't
itrnmp rlizzv BDells. irrecmlar or
discolored urine. bendaches.Vear
mess or depression. .you leei
von need, kidnev hli) beirin to
use the relinble. time-tried reme
dy, Doans Kidney Tills. For 50
years, Doau's have b n found ef-'
fective. Lnaorseu uy, grateiui
Dunn Mundav. carnenter. N.
Main St., Lenoir, N. C, says: My
LiiWvs were disordered 'and I
suffered from pains in my back.
It was nai u lor me io 6toop or
IipikI mv bodv; When afriend
ii ccoiiiended boon's Kidney Pills
I usi'il Koine. Ore box removed
the pains and fixed me in good
Price 00c. ot all dealers. Don't
simply ask U-r a kidney leniedy
Tf I Ti ll 1
er oenn h Money rmsme
tame that Mr. Rl unday has pub
licly recommended. Fos'er
Miflburn Co., Props., Buffalo,
Children Cry for Fletcher's
. yy i itv iiv st ill
I f l izt
tn Kind You Have Always Bought, and which has been
la use for over over 30 years, has borne the signature of
Jy ff snd has been made under his per-
(fia&ffl&Zfot 8uPervlslon since Its infancy.
'J6 AUow no one to deceive you in this.
All Counterfeits, Imitations and " Just-as-good l are
Experiments that trifle with and endanger the health S
Infants and Children-Experience agak peSt.
r What is CASTOR I A
Castoria is a harmless substitute for Castor OiL PaWorir
Drops and Soothing Syrups. It is pleasant cotaS
neither Opium, Morphine nor other nLotic substance S
age to its guarantee. For more than thirty JSft hat
been la constant ; use for thetcUef of Constipation; Flatulency
Wind Colic and Diarrhoea; rJlaying Feverishness arS
therefrom, and by regulating the Stomach and Bowek aid!
GENUINE CASTORIA ALWAYS
'Bears the Signature of
In Use For Over. 30 Years
The Kind You Have Always Bought
I DR. ALFRED V. DULA
W- EYE SPECIALIST
TO SEE BETTER
17 Yeai'i Experience
The best Equipment Obtainable,
If tod cot i
ts. WiigU VKVY.V. BO V. DATES,
LENSES GROUND & DUPLICATED
Repair Dep't. Box 127 Charlotte. N. C.
i cquipmem vouunaDie. r
es Fitted Exclusively f
BLOCK, LENOIR, N. &
it it from DULA. It' All Right. I
Ti ll Ptl'kli KOB. DATES.
Cardui, the woman's
tonic, helped Mrs. Wil
liam Eversole, of Hazel
Patch. Ky. Read what
she writes: "I hid a
of my health. I was in
bed for weeks, unable to
get up. I had such a
weakness snd dizziness,
. . . and the pains were
very severe. A friend
V i-l X I L.J .
luuu me i iibu incu every"
thing else, why not
Cardui?... 1 did, sod
soon saw It was helping
me . . . After 12 bottles,
1 am strong and weU."
The Woman's Tonic
Do you feel weak, diz
iy, worn-out? . Is your
lack of good health caused
from any of the com
plaints so common to
women? Then why sot
give Cardui a trial? It
should surely do for you
what lt has done for so
many thousands ot other
women who suffered-lt
should help you back to
Ask some lady friend
who has taken Cardui.
She will tetl you how it
helped her. Try CarduL
For Infants and Children '
In Use For Over 30 Years
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