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36th Year Number 5Q
What Have You Saved From This Big Crop ? The old lady in. the Hoosier School Master said "when you are getting, get a plenty." We have been enjoying the plenty the past year and we should see to it that we save some for times of less pros perity. ; If you have not started your savings account now is the time to commence. The Wa-Keency State Bank Wa-Keeney, Kansas. Notice to Persona Liable to Income Tax Returns There are many points concerning the Income Tax Law not generally i understood, and there has been more or less misunderstanding of the more common questions. For the purpose of correcting any misinterpretation or misinformation so that errors may not occur thereby causing additional work and delay for the tax payer and Che officials in charge of the work and by request of some who thought that they i'might be liable for a re turn, through the courtesy of West ern Kansas World. I will give a con densed and brief, outline of the law .governed by the latest rulings and decisions, which I trust will cover the points that are most generally in doubt and assists the individual in filling out the blanks. - .. Only those who have a net income of $3000.00 or more are required to make a return on blank form Na. J.040 revised. Dividends on stock in corporation should not be included as income by those who have a total income of less than $20,000.00. To ascertain in the net income, de duct from the total all necessary ex pense in conducting the business engaged in, all interest paid, all taxes (except special taxes). All absolute 16ss,above insurance, atiy depreciation of necessary machinery for conduc ting the business and buildings other than personal residence and such other Items as shown by the return. Crops and sales of stock or farm products are incomes for the year in w hich their value is realized. Or in other words should not be included until sold. Purchase of stock; by a trader or dealer may be included in the expense of carrying on the business and total sales iucluded in gross income unless books are kept in such manner as to show the gross profit for the year, ex clusive of labor and overhead expense in which case only such gross profit should be shown. Salaries of state, county and mu nicipal officers, interest on the bonds of state or any other government of or unrter the United States, and gifts received or life insurance realized are not taxable and should not be in cluded as income. . . ' . ' Pensions are part of the income and are taxable. Gifts and benevolences are not deduct able from the income of the giver. - Expense and cost of fire and proper ty insurance is deductible as an ex pense, but the cost of carrying life insurance is a personal investment and cannot be deducted as the capital investment is not considered income -when realized. : Make your return before March 1st . to escape the penalty of 50 per cent tax and liability of prosecution and fine.' 1 ' v ' " Make sure your name and address is legibly written. , Enter all ordinary income in column B of page 2 and execute it before a notary or other official impowered to administer oaths. " Blank income . tax forms No 10 re vised can be obtained from W. 11. L. Pepperell, Collector of Internal Revenue, Leavenworth, Kansas. Forms are mailed to the office to persons who's names are on the list, mt failure of a person to receive a i form " does not excuse them from making a return. A single person is allowed an ex emption, of $3000.. A married -person if living with the husband or wife is allowed an exemption of $4000.00, but a return is required if the income is $3000.00 or over. One exemption is allowable if the husband and wife each have an an income they can only claim the $4000.00 exemption. W. N. Larrabee, Deputy Collector. MARKET REPORT Kansas City Stock Yards, -February 9, 1915. The cattle market continues very dull, with prices tending lower. Sellers complain bitterly of the situ ation, which is disastrous to a great many cattle feed rs,' and buyers as sert that beef selling conditions de mand tower prices for cattle. The market is fully a quarter lower this week. Receipts are light,' falling short of estimates a thousand head both yesterday and today, although the lew estimates of '8000 - was made each today. Foot and mouth rulings have removed much of the east from possibility of buying cattle in the west. Pennsylvania and Maryland quarantines stopping orders from Baltimore and other good buying points. Packers say distribution of meat is sluggish, also heavy consump tion of pork is cutting down" beef sales. The best natives sold here to day at $i.10 and $3.15 some 108O lb. short fed pan handle steers at $7.35, and good native steers brought $7475. Nearly the entire receiuts are beet grades, and are almost entirely short leu. various aroves or Quarantine teers weitrhinsr from !X to iiJO lhs av.erae sold within the range of $ft.H5 o $t.7o. The stocker and feeder market is extremely quiet, and few cattle in those classes are corninsr. Kansas shipped out 10 loads vester- day, Missouri IS loads, Illinois and lowa each a few total shipments of 997 head. Stock steer Drices are largely $t to $7, stock cows and heif ers $5.25 to $6.50. Hog receipts were 27000 head today, overrunninfir the estimate con siderably, and early sales were 10 low er, cop stj.su. ackers held back, and bid 10 to 20 lowers closins- stales most ly at $6.60 to $6.65, bulk of all sales $6.60 to $6.70. Receipts are not ex cessive anywhere, and the weakness in prices appears to be the result of a general stagnation in dressed meat markets. Low cattle and hogs, and high wheat and corn are doing much to undue construct work linnn hv farmers in building up farm herds, and there is more talk of returning to a strictly grain - production , that is apt to prove beneficial to anyone ii carried out. Sheep and Iambs are sharing in the very mean markets this weoir Re ceipts were 11000 head today, and quauty averaged . somewhat lower than yesterday, when a droves of lambs brought $3.75. Some medium;- -ewes sold at $6.05 to $6.15 this morning, aad yearlings at $7.50 but buyers and sellers could not get together up to noon on Iambs, ex cept a few medium quality lambs at - w eo.za, ana some feeding lambs at $7.80. J. A. Rickart, Market Correspondent- Will Be in Wa-Keeney, Harcn 8U Should you or your child need medical or surgical treatment of the eye, ear, nose or throat, or Tequire glassess, make a date with Dr. M. Jay Brown, (Watson building,) Sa lina, Kans., or see him at the Ameri can HauseTMarch 8, 1915. Dicta grams .A guilty conscience needs no accuser, as Poor Richard says, and the wicked flee when no man pur sueth. o After all, there is this you can say for the Ben Davis: It is not too thin-skinned. o It's a long road to Tipperary, but people who hunt for trouble nearly always find it. o The Rose Shearbuck people cut a twenty million dollar melon the other day but Old Si says it meant nothing for him, neither coming or going. He trades with home folks. If you are reading theTopeka news you probably often see mention made of the "legislative hopper." Well, there is a real live Hopper in the house. He hails from Ness county and therefore might be called a short-grass-hopger. - o - A gentleman bv the name of Mil lion got married down in Johnson county last week and now we may ex pect more millionaires than ever. That is, to say, Million heirs! A head line in the Topeka Capital says 'six carriers pack one ton of mail each month." The man who wrote that line is no Yankee, nor yet is he an extreme Southerner. It takes a Hoosier to say - "pack" when he means to tote or carry. He who tights and runs away may live to tight another day, but he that scraps neither night nor day is very much the wisest jay. Dick Taokafh.. For loans on your lands go and see the Wa-Keeney State Bank 48 3t. Thresh Old Straw Stacks te Pay Way Through College .Hays, Kan., Feb. 7 "Thresh trie straw stacks." This is the motto of the geometry class of the ' Fort Hays Kansas State Normal School, and six of the young men who are working their way through school and are members of the class demonstrated that seven boys, after paying the rental of the machinery, could pay all their expenses in school and go to school at the same time by thresh ing the wheat straw- stacks over again. Seven boys will meet Sunday after noon and form a company to exploit the straw stacks of Ellis county. The five who were at work this afternoon were: James Callahan, Bogue: Roy Wiles, Banner; Mike Un rein, Hays, and Bert and James Clark, of Big Piney, Mo Capital. " M. I. STRAUSS The well known Eve Sight Specialist and Optometrist, will again be in Wa-Keeney, Kansas, Saturday. Feb. 13 Better see Strauss It your eyes trou ble you. Can give you best of rec ommendations in the. County. All work guaranteed. Will stray at - the Trego House. L.ast Number GAM)EN THIEATEEr ' MRS. STEINBERGER-S RECITAL Saturday, February 6, 1913 Study... " Hallae Elsie Zeaman Waltz . . . Anonymous t -Lola Beason , Dance of Marionettes Pendleton - Florence Spitznaugle Orvetta Waltz Spencer Ruth Schwanbeck Ped. Study Op. 47 No. 24 .. Heller Gray don Sellers Duet Laughing Water ?.Wohlfahrt Ella Marcy and May Curry Sonatina Op 36 No. 4. ..... . Clementi ' ' ' Judd Benson Song By the Class r Ruth Schwanbeck, Accompanist Etude Op. 47 No. 10 Heller Edith Shaw March of the Pilgrims Englemann Hazel DeBoer Duet Jelly Players Waltz. ; Wayiath Grace and Ruth Schwanbeck Mocking Bird Var. .- Hoffman lone Kraus Duet Hunters Chorus From Der Freischutz Judd Benson and Jane Schimkowitsch Potter Postmaster Quits After 24 Years Service Atchison. Feb. 6 Notice was re ceived at Pot er this week that there is a vacancy in the office of postmaster there, and it is beleived that John Henninger, a merchant, w ill get the office. The present post master, Thomas J. Potter, was first appointed under President Harrison, twenty-four years ago. L. M. Jewell was postmaster during Cleveland's second term, when Mr. Potter was. again appointed, since when he has served continuously. Next to John Davitz, of Oak Mills, who has served thirty-seven years, he is the oldest postmaster in point of service in the cdunty. Capital. Every -49 Seconds a Meter Car The "car-a-minute production of J the Ford factory, the source of much curiosity and general discussion, is not quite an accurate statement. It te a Ford every 49 seconds tone exact That means that a Ford is assembled put together. ' Completely every seconds. But it takes two months to make the parts that go into every Ford car. The Important tiling is that every Ford part is designed and made with such absolute accuracy and thoroughness that no fitting is required. There is no lost' motion, no lost time. Every Ford part fits. That is due to the Ford Tdea Pro gressive Efficiency. That is the fun damental principle of Ford Service. That is the reason" why, perhaps, there are almost 700.000 Ford cars in operation and continued operation today. " Last Sunday evening an ugly fight took place at Collyer. Elmer Staatz, Major Poffenberger and a felftw named George Foster, who lives in Collyer, had some trouble the cause of which no one seems to be able to find out. In the mixup Foster struck Staatz over the head with a stove poker inflicting a serious wound. He was at once moved toEllis and from there taken to St. Anthony's hospital at Hays, where his injury was taken care of. '. While the wound was a severe one it will not prove fatal. Foster was arrested Monday morning and on Tuesday was released on bond . If You are troubled with heartburn, gases and , a distressed feeling after eating take at Dyspepsia Tablets before and after each meat and -you will obtain prompt relief .Sold only by us, 25a W. W. Gibson.' . - EXPERT WATCH REPAIRING '- New jewelry made of your old gold. A stock- of stan dard quality goods always on hand. Mail orders sol icited. A. S. TREGER JEWELER Wa-Keeney 10c. Mrs. W. Y. Herrick Entertains Mrs. W. Y. Herrick was hostess at two very pleasant parties the first of the weels. Her first invitations were for a dinner party on Monday evening a Ave thirty. At the appointed hour the guests assembled in the dining room and found their" places at the table by means of jdainty little place cards which bore a quotation suitable for the occasion. A large basket of fruit tied with green ribbon made an attractive center piece on the larger of the two tables, while a -smaller decoration was used on the smaller .table. A delicious turkey dinner was served in three courses the host ess being assisted by her daughter, Lacy, and Miss Mildred Phares. After a pleasant hour at the table the guests assembled in the parlor where asocial time was enjoyed. Both young girls who assisted in the serv ing rendered a number of piano num bers which were much enjoyed. A sort of an impromptu program was rendered by the guests in which songs were sung, readings were given and a general jolly informal time was en joyed. Mrs. J. H. Neisley pleased her hearers as she always does with a number of songs. -The followieg were the guests pres ent who enjoyed this delightful even ing: Mrs. J. H. Neisley, Mrs. J. F. Jones, Mrs. A. J. Ellermeyer, Mrs. L. C. H?rdman, .Mrs. J. C. Cortright, Mrs. W. W. Gibson, Mrs. C. H. Ben son, Mrs. T. B. Hays, Mrs. Fowler, a guest at the Hays home, Mrs. J. W. Phares, Mrs. F. C. Wollner, Mrs. R. C. Wilson, Mrs. C. Sellers, Mrs. A B. Jones, Mrs. J. J. Keraus and Mrs. H. S. Givler. On Tuesday evening she followed with another party and by invitation had requested that each guest come prepared to "pull off" a special stunt. The guests enthusiastically respended and no end of amusement was created by the different ludicrous things that were indulged in. Jn a tree guess ing game Mrs. W. Li, Lafrsbee was the successful prize winner. Mia Helen Hockersmith gave several readings and a number of musicial selections, which were greatly enjoyed by .all.-Mrs Lynn also rendered a number, of vocal ;, selections in her usual splendid voice, which further added to the pleasure of the guests. At .about ten o'clock delightful refreshments were served in two courses the hostess being assisted by her daughter, Miss Hazel Lynn and Miss Nellie Hendricks. Those present were: Mrs. J. H. Heck man, Mrs. J. T. W. Cloud, Mrs. S. J. Straw, Mrs. Walter Baker, Mrs. Wm. Wollner, Mrs. A. J. Hey, Mrs. Ralph Pierson,. Mrs. Clyde Poffenber ger, Mrs. Lynn, Mrs. D. B. Kraus, Mrs. W. L. Larrabee, Mrs. Earnest Courtney, Mrs. J. G. Hixson, Mrs. A. S. Peacock, Mrs. Bingham, Miss H. J. Kirby, Miss Lewin, Miss Bunn and Miss Hockersmith. LOST Liberal reward will be paid for the return of "Laddie", six months old Scotch Collie, sable w-'th white ruff. Adv. Ray R. TJffobd. Kansas Wheat Sold for 2 Per Bushel in 1866 Major S. R. Washer, the oldest grain dealer in the Missouri valley, still actively engaged in the trade, and who shipped grain from Atchisoe in steamboats before the railroads came, recalls paying' $2 a bushel for wheat in 1S66, and that one farmer near Lancaster made enough to pay for a 160-acre farm with that season's crop. In the early '70s Mr. Washer paid $1.75 for wheat, and lost money on it, although the price in Toledo at the time was $2.25. Transporta tion facilities were poor in those days, and the buyer was always in jeopardy between ,, time of purchase and delivery at Eastern markets, and a slump caught - Washer then. In contrast to these top notch prices; Mr. Washer recalls that there were times in those early days when . there was no cash market for wheat at all. and farmers were compelled to trade their wheat for clothes or groceries. Indeed it was through .transactions of this - sort, while conducting a grocery store, that he finally became a grain dealer Capital. - Two Shows Notice To Stallion Owners Read Carefully 1. All stallion licenses must be re newed for the vear 1915. . 2. .All stallions that licensed must have new licenses for the year 1915. 3. The law prohibits the use of a stallion until the owner receives his license. Fill out the blank application at once and forward it, together with, the fee required by law to the State. Live Stock Registry Board. As soon as application and fee are received a license will be sent for the year 1915 5. Do not wait until the opening of the breeding season as it will prob ably mean a delay of from two to three weeks. Do it now. After March 1, the fee for renewals becomes $2.00 instead of .1.00. Send fees, by draft, post office order, or certified checks. 6. The law does not require an ex amination for the soundness unless you wish to state in your stallion ad vertisement that your stallion is a sound horse. If you wish to hav your stallion examined for soundness an inspector will be sent from this office who will call at your barn and examine your stallion for the sum of two dollars, provided you notify the State Livestock Regristry Board, be fore February 15, 1915, that you wish to have stallion examined for sound ness, and give the location of your place of business. Remember th Board must be riotifid before Feb ruary 15, 1915. Local veterinarians will not examine stallions for sound ness in the future. s 1 All blank spaces mustbe tilled in accurately. 2. Read application carefully before mailing.. 3 Regristry Certification (pedigree) must accompany application for a new license, renewal of license, and transfer of ownershipof all pure bred . stallions.' . 4 All applications must be sworn, to before a notary public or-other ' officer authorized to administer an oath. ' .5 Fees .must? accompany all appli cations. ' ' ' ' - -' Fee for new license $2.00 ' Fee for renewal ; .'$1.00 Fee for transfer " ' .,50 6 The penalty for making false afrivadivit is conflnemnt to hard la bor for a term not to exceed seven years. 7 Address ail applications to the Live Stock Registry "Board, Manhat tan, Kansas. 1 Belgian Relief Fund District 26, Gove county $ 2 05 Presbyteriau church, Wa-Keeney 4S OO Previously reported 172 9T Total 221 02 To Preserve Pioneer History The campaign to preserve the pion eer historv of Western Kansas at the State Educational institution in this part of the state, started last, Octo ber by Prof. W. W. Sullivan head of the department of history at the Fort Hays Kansas State Normal School is bringing responses not only ; from all Kansas but Mrom other states as well. The story of the pioneers who settled this half of Kansas can only come directly from the few who re main or from their children "who de sire to perpetuate the names of their parents. Prof. Sullivan has received many valuable manuscripts and let ters telling of the early days. He is asking all who know a' bit of Western Kansas history to write, to him. All : material, including manuscripts,: let ters, newspaper, clippings, photo- . graphs, 1 books, diaries, etc. will be carefully catalogue! in the Normal Library in the name of the donor and there as carefully preserved in the ar chieves of the school. The names of a few of those who are assisMng Prof. Sullivan collect this history are: Judge J. C. Rup pen thai of Russell; Judge A. S. Peacock: of Wa Keeney; Mrs. Maggie Posey1 of Larned, Fred Kunkel of Concordia; Frank Stout of Hays, J. H. Swansoa of Fair Play, Mo.; Ellsworth Dodrill -of Webster; C. R. Green of Olathe; P. . J. Jennings of McCracken; B. E Pieper of Turan; J. L. Knight of Fon du Lac, Wis.; Dora A.' Platner of Ellis; Mrs. M. M. Kenyon of Jetmore; Wm. Wells of Topeka; Bert Morrl of Russell Springs; Charles Reedec ' and George B. Snyder of Hays. . JP. J. Jennings of McCracken has '. two manuscripts of pioneer life of western .Kansas cnat contain ovecT 160,000 words.