THE OAKLEY ht .^ALD
N UMBER 10
OAKLKY, CASSIA COUNTY'. IDAHO. H't.lDAY, MARCH 7,
19 I .
WAIER USERS HELD
Attendance- Wat Large;
Interest Taket/Jn Lively
A large representation from the
entire Oakley tract attended the
annual meeting of the Water Users
Association at the opera house last
Tuesday. The room was about
two thirds full.
The committeemen elected were:
Moses Smith, president/
DeLaMare, vice-president; S, E.
Hale; Earl Whitely; W. T Cranney;
Jos. R,. Price. A meeting is to be
held within a few weeks to elect a
Reports were made by the secre
tary and the attorney on the work
done in the past year.
The problems confronting the
association were discussed front
The attorney for the association was
authorized to bring suit against the
Canal Company for the delivery of
eighteen inches of water per year
to the old settlers.
Idaho Industrial Review
Nampa to have a soap factory.
Caldwell will spend $126,000 tot
street paving this year.
Genesee man gets #3,717.50 for
twenty-five fat Herefords.
Priest River—Work at mine prop
erties in vicinity being pushed.
Priest —Sugar beet factory will
surely build here during the coming
year. . .. ,. jr .
Moscow— Sewer ex tension seems
assured, cost between $60,000 and
Hailey—Contract for G lena grade
to be let in April: $50,000 to be ex
Boise—Real estate sales in Ada
county during past 30 days total
Blackfoot—Bingham county will
hold ejection on $600,000 issue of
Ilo—$150,000 worth bonds voted
for highway construction and to
aid south state highway.
Twin Falls—West End project for
reclamation of 8.000 acres land, to
be put overby Des Moir.es interests.
Twin Falls county wants $50,000
appropriation to create park at
Shoshone Falls as memorial to her
Ilo—North Highway district
created; embraces about 40,000 acres
land with assessed valuation of
Nampa—Farmers' Society of
Equity of this city contemplating
100-barrel flour mill at the cost of
Moscow—Idaho estimated ti
have 130,000,000,000 feet standing
timber. At present rate of cutting
it will last 150 years yet
Moscow—New road with max
imum grade of 5 per cent being
- built between Kendrick and Juliette
in extreme southern part of Latah
Boise—$6,000,000 available for
construction of good roads in Idaho
from federal government duiing
next 3 years if state puis up similar
Dec. 30 and 31.
Wejhave the following interesting data from Bishop John Adam», government
Precipitation for 1915
Precipitation fro 1916
Precipitation for 1917
Precipitation for 1918
Jan. precipitation 1 919
Feb. precipitation 1919
Snowfall for Feb., 12 inche*.
Lowest temperature in 1915 was 1 4 degree» below zero on
Lowest in 1916, 6 degrees below, on Jan. 16.
Lowest in 191 7, 15 degrees below, on Jan. 16.
Lowest in 1918,1 degree below, on ' Dec 31.
Vipont Making Progress
A group of New York and Boston
men have bought the majority stock
of Lhe Vipont mine and will furnish
the capital necessary for backing
the operations and putting the plant
on a paying basis,
trating mill is to be aonstructed,
and the work in general is to be
i it shed
The Messrs, Phillips, Paddock, and
Johntz have been in Salt Lake this
week completing arrangements with
Lhe eastern men.
Entertain at Supper Party
Mr. and Mrs. Jacob F. Hill gave
a supper party Friday evening last
to Frank Beckwith and son ,just
prior to the departure of the latter
to Utah. The young man leaves to
join his mother, who is already in
Mr. Hill's sister and brother in
law are well known
Beckwiths at Delta, besides their
having mutual acquaintances near
Salt Lake City in Murray. Mr.
Hill formerly ran a dairy in the city
before locating here. It is needless
to say that full justice was given
to the excellent supper.
Give Private Dance
The Messrs Jos. P. nnd Ruriger
Price entertained at a priyate
dancing party last
One of the features of the
party was a dainty lut.cheon
served by the Misses Berninger.
Keeche, Bates and Crawford,
The evening passed all to soon,
everyone voting it the party ol
All customers of the Farmers
Commercial & Savings Bank are re
quested to please bring in their
Savings Account Books dui ing April,
to have them figured out to date
and all interest that Iihs accrued
upon them to be entered.
Coupons on the Third Liberty
Loan Bondsare payable March£l5th.
Call in and cut off the coupon, on
your bond and have it cashed.
Frank Beckwith, Cashier.
Tessa McIntosh has been very ill.
The attendance at school is
Mrs. Adam Sagers has been quite
ill but is recovering,
Mrs Rome Thomas is quite iil.
She is not yet able to walk.
Mr. and Mrs. J. Johnston are
visiting at the home of Jas. 8.
W# have had lots of snow the
past week, and a good deal of wind,
l'hesnow is drifted in places four
and five feet deep.
A birthday party was «riven Tues
day night at the home of Daniel
Luncheon was served,
body joined in a dance.
BRUSSELS MONUI cNT " EDITH CAVELL
■ ' '
the memory of Miss
The city of Brussels has erected this monument ta
Ldi tli Cnvell, the English nurse whom She Germans murdered.
THIS TELLS HOW TO
FIGURE INCOME TAX
Squarely Up to Every Individ^tL
to Get Busy by Mdroh To 1
or Suffer^ Penalty.
"Don't wait until the final tine date,
March 15th, for paying your Income
Tax and making your return,
the lost minute rush. Any person can
figure out Ids liability today as well ns
he can next week, and if there Is any
point on which he needs advice lie cun j
now get In touch with a Revenue man." |
Thls word of advice is from William
C Whaley, Collector of Internal Iteve- |
nue Helena, Mont., who is collecting
the Income Tax In Montana, Idaho and l
ntal.. Collector Whaley Is giving with
out charge every aid of Ills office and
his enlarged field force to hell» the peo- j
pie get their payments and their re-,
unis n y a ' • |
But the Income Tax n ;
pull your door-bell or your coat-tails,
according to the Collector's announce- 1
ment. It is squnrely up to every indi
vidual to figure out Ids own case and
to get busy If he comes within the
scope of the new Revenue law.
Did You Earn Thia Much?
Every unmarried person who receiv
ed Income nverugitig $19.25 a week
during 1918 and every murrled couple
who Jointly received Income averaging
$38.50 a week should secure at once
from the nearest Deputy Collector or
the nearest bank a blank Form 1040 A.
That form contains the Information he
will need to enable him to figure Ids
correct net income and any tax iliut he
owes the Government.
The law requires that every unmar
ried person who hud a net Income of
$1,000 or over and every married per
son whose net Income was $2,000 or
over (incluillng the Income of husband
or wife, and the enrnings of minor
children. If any) must make a return"
on or before March 15th. And tills re
quirement does not hinge on whether
the person owes a tax.
An Individual must Include under
gross Income all gains, profits and In
come derived from salaries, wages, or
compensation for personul service of
whatever kind nnd in whatever form
paid, or from professions, vocation«,
business, sales or dealings In property
of all kinds, interest, rent, dividends,
or profits derived from any source
whatever. Very few items of Income
Deductions Include ordinary and nec
essary business expenses, interest paid
or accrued on indebtedness, taxes of 1
all kinds except Federal Income and '
excess profits taxes and assessments
for local benefits, losses actually sus
tained, debts ascertained to be worth
less. and depreciation on buildings, ma
chinery, fixtures, etc., use«l In business.
A further deduction is allowed for con
tributions to corporations operated for
religious, charitable, scientific or edu
cational purposes or for the prevention
I of cruelty to children or animals to an
amount not exceeding 15 per cent of
the taxpayer's net income as computed
without the benefit of the contribution
TJje taxpayer Is not allowed to de
miOt any personal, living or family ex
pense, any amount spent for improving
property, or any expense of restoring
property or making good its exhaus
tion for which an allowance Is claimed
Figuring the Tax.
Before figuring the normal lax the
dividends are deducted us credits from
net Income, 1 «gelher with the personal
exemption. As In previous yearg, illvl- j
«lends of tlnniestic corporations are ex
erapt from normal tax when received
by the stockholder.
The normal lax rates for clllzetfs
any further taxable Income the rate Is ;
1- I )01 ' cent.
The surtax rntes apply lo net In
come of each Individual In excess of
*5,000. The personal exemption and
'he dividends are not deductible before
computing surtax In the case of re
turns by husband am wife, the net
Income of each is considered sepnrnte
am! residents are ns follows: On the
first $4,000 of net income In excess of
the credits the rate is 0 per cent; on
^ ftf npt lnMme ox< ., p)| .
|ng $5,000, and the Instructions on that
form will show how to figure the sur
ly in computing any surtax that may
tie due. Form 1010 should be used for
Business House Returns. j
Employers and others who paid
wages, salaries, routs, Interest or sim I
liar determinable gains in an amount I
of $1,000 or over during 1018 to any I
person must file an information return i
with the Government. Blanks may be ,
secured from the Collector ;
Every partnership must file a return !
showing its Income nnd deductions and j
the name and address of each partner, !
with Ids giJiru of tlie profits or losses j
during tlie past yenr. Personal service j
corporations will file similar Informa
tion for 1918.
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The Methodist National Speakers ;
convention of Idaho, to further the ecu- j
tenury movement, was held at Boise
The latest proposition to be sub
mitted to tlie city council of Buhl in
regard to an ode<iunte water supply is
a pipe line extending from town to the
Snake river «t the Milner dam.
In Pocatello much valuable work has
beeu accomplished by the various labor
hoards working in co-operation with
the federal employment officer, and
many men have been placed in post- j
tions through this office.
being agitated in that county,
1 ried tlie state will add $4000 mid the
' federal government $2500 to the fund.
For the purpose of creating n main
highway across Cainus county the vot
ing of $8000 bonds for the rond Is now j
Several returned soldiers issued a
call for a meeting of all soldiers, sail
ors and marines at Idaho Falls for the
purpose of perfecting an organisation
for the betterment of tlie men. There
are about 200 returned men in that vi
Tlie first real snowstorm of the sea
son lilt the Burley section last week,
and the farmers are «»are g a million
dollar smile. bout six It ites fell in
ick in tl 1
to ' C l>il<
I, Lewis Wil
UihIit the direction
assistant chief deputy In the
national revenue service, a «roup of
income tax exiterts have begun a tour
of the state to co-operate in the income
tax drive. They will be lu every lui- I
portant city in Idaho,
Sixty-four delegates, representing j
Idaho at the Mountain congress for the
of nations, at Salt Lake, Mile j
scribed $1300 toward lhe national can
pnign fund of the League to Enforce
Peace. The tout! amount subscribed |
at the congress Is $971X1.
That the farmers of the country are .
not profiting by (lie government's fix- I
cheat, hut that If
Ing of the price of
the restriction In price were removed
the farmers would make more money
was the declaration of \V. S. Hall of
Oneida In the house of representatives
if the rtty
At it special meeting
council of Idaho Kalis last week a
resolution was adopted providing for
a large amount of paving
were presented to the council several
months ago, hut were held ui
IVtltions for this work
count of tlie war.
f .$14.50 for
Idaho's record approxim
'rformance of the
whole, or Is perhaps a
In HITS Idahoans
Savings stamps to tlie amount
801,004.75 in maturity values,
a per enpitu purehus
utely equals the
little ahead of the average state.
The second annual state high school
basket bull tournament will be held at
university March 13 and
14. The hoopfCst will he conducted up
on the same plan as Iasi year, with
open enrollment from north Idaho
towns, and two or three of the sec
tional winners from the southern por
tion of the state.
In protest against the federal ap
propriation of $10.000000 for employ
ment offices throughout tin* country,
(inventor Davis sels out that this slate
has no labor problems and that Idaho
needs no federal agencies I
ployaient for idle men. heraus«» tiling'
up ami create an
abundance of work.
According to n message received by
M. J. Kerr, feilend employment direc
tor for Idaho, the service will tie dis
continued July 30, unless an uniuml-',
rite sundry civil
ment Is adopted t
j service 1*111 which v.-ns reported by the
house appropriations <'onunitt.ee nitli
out any provision for the- fodohd em
ployment service for the next tlsi-iil
Warren .Smith arrived nt Warren
last week from lhe Gold King mine.
Warren Smith is the son of "Three
ho in early days
discovered the richest placer In the
northwest, yielding $1000 per day pet
man und rocker. It Is estimated that
; fingered" Smith,
of $500,000 was
gold to the value
washed from that placer.
failed to agree nnd was
at Twin Falls
s i he
discharged in the cas
of Americas Ye.-pucius M min ce
Winfield Spot I llyde, hi
tuted for recovery of $300.000
measure of damages alleged
health by reason of oral and written j
j statements attributed to Ilyile. to 'he .
effect that Mouiice was pro-German.
I Tom |. (mI()s pleaded gulltv at Po«-u
I te „ a to i u>n t| ( .ggmg and was fined $50
I nn(J st ,n 1 en«'e«l to serv«- thirty days In
i w|intv T|u . s;um . punishment
be , £ Welhner, con-I
; „ |n po !
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j llie 116th engineers,
soldiers, sailors nnd
Plans are being made for a big Idaho j
celebration at Boise to welcome home
All the ri'lurned
i Boise and Idaho are invited to be In
j the big parade planned.
I Eddie McCullough, 17, escaped from
an officer of the Idaho Industrial
«.-nool. a Short distance from Black- j
foot hy Jumping ofr the end of
the moving train as he was being re
; turneU to the institution, after having
ecu- j enJoyed two months' French leave,
Lieutenant Alnslie Nugent, son of
Senator and Mrs. John F. Nugent, who
was brigaded with the British In Flun
1 ders, was badly gassed and is still in
a precarious condition,
to this country some months ago and
since thou has tieen under the care
of a Johns Hopkins hospital sp«'< ialist
REPORT ON OAKLEY
Storage in Acre Feet
March 3rd, 191b
l ess than 1 9
M .iJi lri, 1919
Feb. 24th, 1919
Comparison with same period last
nu Dll HIS
BANDITS SCORE MANY OUTRAGES
IN THE RICH TAMPICO
Repeated Raids Result In Death of
I Many American Citizens, the Serious
Injury of Scores and a Terrible
Loss in Property.
Washington.—A chronological state
ment of bandit outrages In the Tam
pico oil fields, compiled from official
submitted to the
state department. The statement ileitis
August In, 11)17,
to the present and records the killing
of twelve men, Including eight Ameri
can citizens ; the wounding or
wise seriously injuring of
people including nine women, some of
Americans: the theft of more
limit .S1.SU.OUO in cash. American gold;
Icstroyed valued tit more
$00,COO. and the theft of much
In all, 115 raids, attacks, holdups
,.nd battles are listeil in the record,
which includes the
petrated upon the properties and em
ployes of fourteen different oil com
sources, lias been
with the pe riod from
Olfidals bald that with few exccp
loprodalious occurred In
•('fort to dislodge the
territory occupied and
he loyal Mexican forces sent I
oil fields in a
bandit lVluez and that In many cast's
the regular Mexican soldiers were in
volved. By u local law, foreigners are
not allowed to carry arms, so that lit
tle resistance could lie made when the
The paymaster« (if the various com
panies, it was said here, are compelled
to notify Mexican officials at Tampico
of (tie time when they propose to go
to tly? outlying districts to pay em
ployés and I lie amount of money they
will lake. In several instances, It was
*uld, the bandits were not satisfied
with the amount «V money offered
them when they held up the paymas
ters and their escorts and demanded
..lhe exact sum previously declared by
■the company to tlie Tampico offHîlals.
This has hsl to charges of «'(illusion
being formally filed with the Mexican
Democratic Congressman Unseated.
Washington.- -Republicans of Urn
house found themselves in the major
Ity lute Saturday night, anil, lifter a
hitter dehnte, by a strict party vote of
182 lo 173. unseated Representative
/.ebulon Weaver, Democrat, of the
Tenth North Carolina district, in fa
vor of James J. Britt, Republican.
Memorial Planned for Aviators.
New York.—Plans for u memorial
j to lie erected In the cemetery nt Toni,
j p raru . 0< where Major Lufbery. Hobe.v
. Tî tl kt»,., Blair Thaw and other famous
American airmen are burled, have been
adopted hv the Aero Club of America,
* INCOME TAX PAYS
! * FOR PUBLIC BENEFITS. *
"Viewed In Its Inrgest and ★
A trimst sense, the payment of *
★ taxes is payment for benefits A
* received or expected. Only from *
^ B tmrrow and essentially selfish ★
* and shortsighted viewpoint can %
A the Individual .propose to him- A
★ self the evasion of tax liability h
A as a desirable course of action." *
j * -° ane C " Cum.nis.lon- A
of * er of Internal Revenue. *
Allowances Tor Louei
Losses sustained in 1918 and not cov
ered by Insurance are deductible items
If incurred in the taxpayer s business
or trade, in any transaction under
taken for profit, or arising from fire,
storm, shipwreck or other casualty, or
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