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Tire MAD RID HERALD V VOL. XIV THE MOST SUCCESSFUL MEN ARE CONSTANT ADVERTISERS MADRID, N. Y., MARCH 14, 1918 iHE MAN WHO ADVERTISES IS THE MAN WHO SELLS No. 41 MADRID HERALD ' NWkww oi meetings tatpecwMuy IfJWffte ?«• Uaoj athecr notices free. CtasiB of Utanka and Poetry vith OMacribuiUcma on topic* of Inter- est gladly received. After June 1, 1917, this paper aa- iMltfea oy makiasr each page one coiun$n wider aadIncrea«eaitssuo- •Ortptidta price to $1.50 per year in Xhi» oowatf? and $2 hi Canada. Special Column YOU MUST GET paying results after using Pratts Animal Regulator or any Pratt Preparation!?, you alone to be the judge. MeNauffhJcoa Rolleir MUIB, Madrid START YOUNG CALVES and pigs right for future profits with Pratts Animal Regulator, Pratts Lice Kill- er and all Pratt Preparations guaran teed. iWANTED—Calf, Deacon and Cow | Hides, Pork, Beef, Vegetables, etc. v lor whi* we will pay the top market I prices. { DAILBV BROS, Norwood, N.Y. ' 41-42 48 f B. I. R. COCKBIRDS—A few R. I Red cockbirds bred from the best pedigreed laying stock on the Penn- sylvania Poultry Farms; also eggs for hatching after April 1st. Prices reasonable. John S. Rutherford Waddington, N.Y. FOR RENT OR SALE—Pike place, Madrid, 9 rooms, tile cellar drain, corner lot, maple shade, concrete waljcs, drilled well, good garder, large barn street surveyed for state road. Inquire A. Stanley Pike, 165 Park Ave., Rochester, N. Y.; P. J . Merffman, Madrid. 4143 For: SALE—Farmers do not forget that I have 10 very handsome heifers 4 years old, second calving, will all freshen between now and April loth. All' for sale at the lowest possible price. Extra well marked grade Hol- steins. B. HUBLBTJT, Madrid, N.Y. \ WANTED—at full mairket prices, raw fairJ, hide's, and calfskins. I • alio am represemirative; for Will- ard'a Wear Best Burs; ladies' and \gtsaSa lute coats, ladiea'' amid eMM- ireirt fur aeteaj all kinds of fur remodelling and repair work done :for prices. Satisfaction, iguar- C. H. L*wreaace. Lisbon. ••H-****************** * FISHER & WILES MASSENA, N. Y. Good Purniture at reasonable prices. / • J Agents for the % J Sonora Phonograph + V i y% Automobile equipment for + „ > ' Funeral work. Private $ • • Auto Ambulance Service. * * * + t * Phone 19-M Nijrht calls 241-J VICTORY TO NATION WITH STOUTEST HEART \We are hearing much about our faults,\ says«. Dwight W. Morrow, state war savings director for New Jersey. \We hear much about the things In which we have failed. We hear little about the trials of Ger- many and Austria. W|io are we that we should expect uninterrupted suc- cess? One needs only to read the sur- face of history to appreciate that a big part of all wars is made up of delays and disappointments. War is not sunshine; war means rain and sleet and mud. War means the mak- ing of pians,by finite and fallible men and the standing by helplessly while those plans crumble. War means the making of plans again and again and again and the frustration of those plans again and again and again. War means a GalUpolI and perhaps another Galllpoll; It means a Rumanian dis- aster and an Italian disaster. War means hope deferred until all but the stoutest hearts are sick. War means endurance—endurance unto the e: '.. And, finally, war means victory—vic- tory to the nation with the stoutest heart The nation with the stoutest heart! Does that mean America? Can we match ourselves by the side of Belgium and France and England and Italy and our other allies, who have endured so much and so long? Can we go through the valley and be unafraid? \Two hundred and fifty years ago a tinker lay in Bedford Gaol. But prison^walls could not hold down his spirit. He left some words that those of us who live la Doubting Castle might well remember: \Great-Heart. Said they anything more to discourage you? \Valiant Yes. They told me\ of one Mr. Fearing, who was a' pilgrim and how he found this way so solitary that he never had a comfortable hour therein. Also that Mr. Despondency had like to have been starved there- in; yea, and also, which IJiad almost forgot, that Christian himself, about whom there has been such a noise, after all his ventures for a celestial crown, was certainly drowned In the Black \River and never, went foot fur- ther, however\ it was smothered up. \Great-Heart. And /did noe of these things discourage you? \Valiant. No. They seemed but as so many nothings to me.\ —WSS -Lick a stamp to lick the Kaiser! WSS — Stamp out waste with Thrift Stamps. WSS They also serve who only pay the freight. Buy War Savings Certificates. WSS Uncle Sam Trading Stamps (Thrift Stamps) give double premiums—patri- otism and profit. WSS Patriotism anc Profit Premiums on Uncle Sam's Trading Stamps—War Savings Certificates: WSS Back up your best hacker. War Savings and Thrift Stamps will back up Uncle Sam. WSS SAVE and help win the war by in- vesting in War-Savings Stamps at your post office or any bank. WSS— If the allied armies find it profitable to salvage uniforms from the battle- field it is easily possible to realize that the mite you furnish in buying War- Savings Stamps will add its share in winning the war. -WSS- Jacob WertheUn, the financier, has offered prizes aggregating $5,000 for distribution to the schools of New Xork selling the largest amounts of War-Savings Stamps before May 31. This offer was accepted by the Board of Education, and the competition is now on. WSS The widow's mite waxes mighty- invested in War Savings Certificate*. INTEREST AT THE RATE OFJ Four Per Cent will be paid on sums remaining in our Interest Depart- ment three months or more. INTEREST will be allowed from date of deposit. INTEREST will be credited on the first days of January, April, July and October. INTEREST not drawn out will be added to Principal and draw Interest. Sond currency by registered mail or send by check or money order. Say in whose name the account is to be opened and a Bank Book will be returned to you by first mail. 38-41 ST. LAWRENCE TRUST COMPANY OGDENSBURG. N. Y. MR, SiMPKINS PAY HIS INCOME By ROBERT McBLAIR. Mr. Slmpkins gazed at the port rail on the wall till his eyes filled with tears. It was a portrait of his father. Colonel Slmpkins, who had fcur times been promoted for valor during the Civil War and had died bravely on the field of action. Mr. Slmpkins' throat ached now for two reasons ^ First, he reverenced and adored the memory of his father; secondly, his age and his eyes and his game leg wouldn't let him go to war himself. And as lie observed the martial bearing and uncompromis- ing gaze of Colonel Slmpkins he saw, in imagination, the khaki-clad lads of the new generation marching forth and crossing three thousand miles of sea to fight, maybe die, for liberty. Mr. Slmpkins peered around to make sure that neither Bess nor John (who were at the teasing ages of sixteen and_seventeen) were where they could see him, then he straightened and threw his right arm up for a salute. But his gouty shoulder twinged, and he groaned. He couldn't even salute. \Damn!\ said Mr. Simpkins, and with his other hand fiercely twirled his white niustachios. He turned.- and limped into the li- brary and sat down creaklly before the mahogany desk on which were lying the blanks for his income tax state- ment, blanks which he had rather grumpily got from the Internal Reve- nue officer only that day after lunch- eon on his way home from the club. Mr. Slmpkins' income for 1917 had amounted to just about §15,000, and he had been rather snappy on the sub- ject of taxes ever since he had discov- ered 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 fraction of the amount he paid. He gloomily drew the blank nearer and began filling In the information that it asked for. As Mr. Slmpkins' income was $15,000 he had to figure out the amounts pay- able on each of the successive smaller classes of incomes in order to arrive at the total due from himself. He passed over the first class who must pay taxes, that is, single men making over 1,000. His calculation for mar- ried men then showed up as-follows: First, they pay 2 per cent, (under the 1916 law) on all income over ?4,000, deducting $200 for each of their children under eighteen years. Tn Mr. Simpkins' case this was $212, which he put down in the \payable\ column. He saw next that, under the 1017 law, married men pay an additional 2 per cent, on all over $2,000—with the same allowance for children. This added $252 to his \payable\ column. He then observed that for every |2,500 jump in bis Income over $5,000 he had to pay a Surtax, tbe percentage growing larger with each jump. This was $250 more added to his burden. And on top of all this came an \Ex- cess Profits\ tax of 8 per cent, on all \occupation\ Income over $6,000, mak- ing $720 more. The total, then, he must pay was four- teen hundred and thirty-four dollars. \Whew!\ exclaimed Mr. Simpkins angrily. \There's young Henry Wil- klns, who married Jake Johnson's girl, he makes $2,000 and he doesn't pay a cent of taxes. I guess this is his war as well as mine!\ Thinking of young Henry Wilkins, he remembered that Mrs. Wilkins went every afternoon to make bandages for the Red Cross and that Henry, who was a lawyer, was aiding the Local Draft Board with Its questionnaires. \Well he admitted to himself, \that makes a difference.\ He thought next of Judge Wlllough- by, whose income was about $3,000. \He only pays $20,\ commented Mr. Simpkins, not quite so angrily this time; and then a thought struck him and he sat up rigidly in his chair. Judge Wllloughby's son had been drowned on the Tuscania when it was submarined with the loss of two hun- dred soldiers. \Judge Wllloughby gave his son to America,\ muttered Mr. Simpkins. Be leaned forward suddenly and put his face in his hands. For a long time Mr. Simpkins sat Tery still In that position. There was DO sound in the library except the ticking of the tall clock and an occa- sional trill of laughter from the chil- dren skylarking upstairs. The square of light on the carpet gradually with- drew Itself through the window, and first twilight and then darkness settled In about the quiet, white haired, some- times irascible old man. Mr. Slmpkins was thinking things which he would never afterward speak of, lie was thinking things that were too sacred ever to be put into words! But some Inkling of his thoughts may be found In his rejoinder to Mrs. Slmpkins when that placid lady came in and turned on the lights, and asked him whether he was ready for dinner. \Judge Wllloughby's only son was worth as much as fourteen hundred and thirty-four dollars, wasn't be?\ Mr. Simpkins demanded of her. As his wife, who was not unused to his superficial irritations, watched him in mild astonishment, Mr. Slmpkins limped out to the hall and took his old felt hat and silver-headed cane from tbe hat rack. Letting himself but into the foggy evening, he tapped his way down to the corner, and mailed Ills Income tax statement and check with his own hands. \Now God be thanked,\ said Mr, Slmpkins as the lid clanked shut over nls missive, \I can do thin much for mjr country, anyhow.\ JAZZ MUSIC FOE OF BLUES Does Not Consist, as Is Generally Be- lieved, of Lot of Noise Without Rhyme or Reason. Various descriptions of jazz music have from time to time appeared, but none seem to hit the mark exactly, says a connoisseur of this art. The couimhn impression is that it consists of a lot of peculiar and noisy sounds without rhyme or reason. This is not the case, however. It consists chiefly of syncopation, peculiarly accentuated; variations by t some of the instruments; improvisations by others, mingled with odd sound effects. Through all this the melody of the selections rendered must be distinguishable at all times- tin can noises, beating the life out of the drums, blasting by the brass in- struments is entirely unnecessary. Contrasts between pianissimo and for- tissimo passages should be shown just as much in jazz music as in the class- ics. Another wrong impression is that jazz orchestras must consist of a cer- tain instrumentation. This also is not the case. The violin, 'cello, cornet, pi- ano, or in fact, any legitimate Instru- ment, can be used. As jazz music is originally Ethiopian, the banjo and saxophone are used merely to lend ne- gro character to it. The number of musicians that can jazz properly is said to be small, be- cause it really requires good musi- cians, who must also be endowed with tiie swing or knock of performing it. Although many of the cafe and thea- ter orchestras are composed of good muKicians, those who can jass are scarce. On the other hand, many of the self-styled jazz orchestras are mis- representations, and cannot play the semiclassics or classics adequately. Some cannot perform it properly, and to offset this, resort to noise and dis- cord in .imitation thereof. The per- centage of musicians who can do jus- tice to the classics and also play jazz is consequently even smaller. This kind of orchestra is exceedingly scarce. Jazz music is rhythmic and inspir- ing. It is declared the best antidote for the blues.—Milwaukee Sentinel. GREAT PROFIT ON STEAMERS One Vessel Sold for $2,000,000 More Than It Cost After Being in Serv- ice for Five Months. Some idea of the tremendous ad- vance in the price of'vessel property and the fabulous prices now being paid for vessels that can be bought is shown in the sale of the Boston steam- er Tidewater, which has changed own- ership after running in the coal-carry- ing trade to this port for less than five months, says the Boston Globe. The big collier cost to build about $570,000, and was sold for more than $2,600,000, a profit of more than $2,000,000. The Tidewater was built at the New York Shipbuilding company's yard, Camden, X. J., and was completed early the present year. The vessel is • •onsrmrted of steel, is 368.6 feet long, 55.2 feet beam and 30.5 feet depth of hiilrl. Her net tonnage is 3,354 and gross tonnage 5.2R6. She was owned by Castner, Curran & Bullitt, and was sold to the Amerii-iin-Ttalian Steamship company of New York. Mexico an Indian Country? It is of importance to Inquire into the attitude taken by the southern Indians of Mexico toward the official Spanish civilization, says the New Ee- public. If it is difficult for an out- sider only slightly acquainted with the southern Indians to understand the reasons for their marked hatred of the Spaniards ... it seems self- evident of anyone who has spent any time with them. To the southern In- dians, the Spaniard and his successor, the Spanish-speaking Mexican, is the cruel alien conqueror. They feel that they are Indians and that Mexico is an Indian country. For instance, one of the common objections to Madero encountered in Oaxaca was that he was not an Indian and that the presi- dent of Mexico should be an Indian. This attitude is significant, and it is not strange to find even a northern Indian like Huprta proudly exclaim- ing: \Yo so Indian\.\ Carranza'slack of popularity In the south is not so much due to the fact that southern Mexico is the home of Diaz as to the fact that Carranza Is not ah Indian. Piece of Fir 515 Years Old, The forestry office at Portland, Ore, received from one of the Washington rangers a specimen of Douglas fir known to be 513 years old. The tree, when 125 years old, fell to the ground, where a cedar tree took root in the log and grew undisturbed for 20t years. The cedar was recently cut in- to shingle bolts, and the specimen of fir was found in its foot. Woodsmen can tell accurately the age of a tree by the number of rings shown In the trunk stump when the tree is felled. The fir specimen is sound, and is thought to be the oldest of its kind In existence. Witchcraft Grip Morocco. To those who know of the occupa- tion of Morocco by the French and of their great work in that country, it may seem strange there should still remain firmly implanted in the lives of the people the moat persistent and pernicious forms of witchcraft. For many years the French have endeav- ored to uproot the belief and to con- vert the ones who practice Its evil tenets, but to little avail. Today witch- craft is believed in and is practiced aa It was in ancient times, and that wonfc, derfully rich land Is kept In a state oJj pear-savagery by Its Influence. j FEDERAL IRC TAXJf BRIEF The Requirements Boiled Down for Busy Folks. Returns must be filed on or before April 1, 1918. Tax due may be paid now or on or before June 15, 1918. If you were single and your net in- come for 1917' 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, 191S, 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 mofe relatives. Returns mutt 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 is 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 beneficiary. Life insurance received as a bene- ficiary or as premiums paid back at maturity or surrender of policy is not Income. Payments 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 is not income, but Hie interest on such notes or mort- gages is taxable Income. From the entire gross income cer- tain allowances are made in arriving at the net Income. Necessary expenses actually paid in the conduct of business, trade or pro- fession may be claimed. A farmer can claim payments for labor, seed, fertilizer, stock feed, re- pairs on buildings, except his dwelling; repairs of fences and farm machinery, materials and small tools for immedi- ate use. Tbe'amount of rent paid for a farm may also be claimed as a tenant farm- er's e-rpense. Payments for live stock are allowa- ble If bought for resale. But if bought for breeding purposes cattle are an in- vestment, not an expense, and cannot be allowed. A storekeeper can claim amounts paid for advertising, clerk hire, tele- phone, water, light and fuel, 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 in 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 ID any way with the support or well being if 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 persona] return. All taxes paid within the year can be taken out on a federal return, ex- cept federal inceme taxes, inheritance taxes and assessments for local im- provements. Losses sustained in business or through fire, storm or shipwreck or by theft, except when compensated by in- surance or otherwise. Wear and tear of rented buildings or machinery used In business may be claimed. You can also claim the amount paid to the Red Cross and to other charita- ble, religious or educational organiza- tion to the extent of 15 per cent,\ of your net income. w DR. SHKDD, DiiAJUoi Of Norfolk does all kinds of work in his profession in the most approved manner. Vitalized air admn-istereil for extraction of teeth. All work guaranteed. DBS. STEVENSON & HASTINGS I DENTISTS OVER WILLIAMS DRUGSTORE 56 Ford-st., Ogdenisburg, N.Y. 'Phone No. 29 'Pitutma No. 29 Boston Lunch & Grill Room A GOOD PLACE TO EAT ReguLair Dinners, <oc; Steafca, Chops., Salads, Sandwiches; Lunch- es served 4't all hours. Opposite Seymour House, 67 S'Eate Street, OgdenisbvSrg, BR. G. P. FARMER - DENTIST 35 FORD STREET OGDENSBURG 'Phone 5U-M Hours ? :00 to 12:00 & 1:00 to 5 .-00 Evenings and Sundays By Appointment Only •H\**** fr******-****** *.{,<££ 4..}u|, * * * ACCOUNTS INVITED -LARGE OR SMALL . THE NATIONAL BANK OF OGDENSBURG has facilities to meet the requirements of every depositor and client and cordially invites accounts whether large or small. EESOUCES $2,000,000.00 THE NATIONAL BANK OF OGDENSBURG FAY G. MANN \ NDERTAKBR AND EMBALMERS lady Assistant When Required Day or Night Calls by 'Phone MADRID, NEW YORK. ROBERT SCOTT \ NOTARY PUBLIC Will attend to drawing Legal Paper* such as Deeds, Mortgages, Leases Discharges, .Wills, Etc. REAL ESTATE AGENT LISBON VILLAGE, N.Y. FREDERIC J. MERRIMAN ATTORNEY AND COUNSEliLOR AT LAW. Fire, Life and Accident Insurance i> laced Madrid* N. Y DR. O. P. COLEMAN DBNTIsr. MODERN DENTISTRY IN AM,BRANCHW? Crown and Bridge Work a Specialty All work guaranteed. Madrid, N. ST. LAWRENCE GARAGE Waddington, N.Y. All Kinds Repair Work—Higb Class Livery, Telephone 19-F-2 REMEMBER - uuu Tour departed Relatives by marking their last RESTING PLACE. We would be pleased to receive your order now for SPRING DELIVERY. BOWERS BROTHERS Granite Dealers, OGDENSBURG, N. Y. W. H, ANDERSON Optometrist and Optician Eyesight Tested. Glasses fitted and sold. We do our own grinding 5 Ford St. Offdenabnrff, H.T. *********#***+******,{..S.+.5J*.S. It is to your advantage. Avail yourself of the opportunity. In order to reduce stock we are for 30 days Conducting a Pre- Inventory Sale which includes anything i D oi.r well known kjtge stock, of high grade furni- v tipre. Especially large is our * |toek of period dinningroom and 4. aWroom suites in all the very * latest finishes. A call w.ll con- vince. Quality Store. L. McGILLIS | FURNITURE CO. | McGillis Delivers PULSATOR * , ****4«{.***4. i-.j«5..5..{..;..H.-H\5.'5.'H.'3. | THE NEW EMPIRE | | SUPER-SIMPLE % * A Pulsator using no leathers, no * .5. washers and no oil % if Empire Milking Machine + % Teat-Cup with a Three-Way Im- % + proved Squeeze. + •£ ii •> You are personally invited to % f go to see the machine in success- + .£ ful operation on the Robt T. ± t K ew , b y farm < operated hy Glenn $ * Matthews, Madrid; Valorous + X Wallace, Lisbon; Albart Hall, * <. Canton; also at the State Agri- * + cultural School at Canton. Pro- 1 X spective buyers wishing literature * * or a personal call may address, + I O. F. DANDY, Morley, N.T., f •> Mail Address, Canton, R. F.'D. 1 * + Territory, Townships of Madrid, + J Waddington, Lisbon and Canton. I * Agency for Associated Engines * * * ******-MvM\M\M>+**+<M>+<t-*<M* Madrid Bank J a °/ Interest from { /o date of deposit I paid on certificates of | deposit if deposit is | left six months. $ $ $ I A. D. WHITNEY - President J * I* •> *• * * * * I t * At all times I Good Clothing + I for Men t and Boys I At •5- Friedman & Fisher i: Ogdensburg + + + * A Man's Clothes W e promise a made-to- measure service o£ the very highest efficiency-quick, prompt and reliable and in every sense of the word de- pendable and satisfying. And with it a pledge to do things right—or right them if they're wrong. | KIRSCHBAUM CLOTHES I CHAS.E. MURPHY X 89 Ford-sfc OGDENSBURG, N.Y. + $ V

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