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1.W. WEST DRUG CO.
MOUNT AIRY. N. C.
DECLINE OF GERMAN ''
German Writer* Deplore fraud
and Laxity in Economic mmd
Public Lifa of Country —
Minister Admit* Evil.
Berlin, !i<rmany (via Am»lcr
dam)—Complaint* of tha decline of
the morality of tha nation are becom
ing mora u id mora frequent in Gar
ma-iy. At fir t the criticism wan di
rected to tJ.c ifreat increase of disor
deilirirss imonf young people, which
wax largoly attributed to the abnence
of ho mi.ny father* of families at the
front, and to other war conditions,
latterly, however, attention ha* been
directed to <<i'icr aspect* of the ques
tion, and article* not confined to the
press of nny one party, have appeared
pointing out that, in addition to the
apectaclc of selfishness and complete
lack of pntriotiiim presented by the
va<t amount of profiteering and spec
ulation in foodstuff* and other com
modities during the war, there ia
probably scarcely an individual in
Germany today who has not rendered
himself liable to criminal prosecution
for contravention of ono or other of
the multitude of official regulations.
The frank admissions of the now
famous memorandum of the burgo-1
ma ter of Neukolln are cited as evi
dence of the manner in which even
public bodies deliberatly exceed such
regulations as those fixing maximum
prices for varioua commodities, and
this system of evading regulations
has led in turn, it ia declared to a
»y item of bribery which extends to
official, as well a* to commercial cir
cles, while the general decline of both
public and private morality ia evi
' danced by the now frequent theft of
foodstuffs and other article* sent by
post, and the fact that n goods wntron
cannot be left for a day on a siding
without being pillaged.
vne »urn anwie as tnui appvarvu j
recently in Herr Naumann's paper;
Die Hilfe, under the signature of
Heinz I'otthof, and read in part a*
follow*: "The warning of the Prus
sian Minister of Commerce that the
war must not be uxed for the purpose!
of exploitation ha* been unsuccessful.
The war i* universally exploited. So]
universally that a very worthy and'
respected merchant has dared to re
mark: 'He who does not become rich \
in this war does not deserve to have
expe'ienced it.' When munition firms
and other army purveyors, sugar fac
tories, fcrewc: ies, dealers in foodstuff
of all kinds pay dividends of 20,30,
and 50 per cent and more, when they
double and treble their capital, and
pre tint their shareholders with more
share* merely in order to prevent the
dividends rising higher, that is war
profiteering, no matter how necessary
and useful the goods supplied, and no
matter whether some- firms' |>rt>fits
do not exceed the limit fixed by the
Federal Council. Until that is uni
versally organiied, no cbunge is pos
sible. Laws alone cannot effect a
change. On the contrary, the multi
tude of self-contradictory regulations
has had the fatal effect of undermin
ing respect for the law..,.At the
present moment there is no one in
Germany amenable to punishment who
could not be imprisoned for contra
vening some war regulation or an
other. What a state of affairit The
effects of it. will be felt for genera
tion after the conclusion of peace.
The evil has eaten deeper, however.
The lust for gain, which ruthlessly
places private interest before the good
of the community, is by no means
klimited to employer* in agriculture,'
' Industry, trade, and commerce, but
liu also infected other clasaes which
have not hithertu oeen accustomed to
think on capitalist lines. Employee*
And workpeople see What profits are
i from their work. They also aee
war profits are made, by what
itmmim million* arc obtained from the
Empire; aful they partially fnll .w the
example of their "better*,' not only
by nmna of demanding higher wagea,
but alao, which la wor*a, by making
uaa of rrookad method*. The chief
of thene la bribery, whether In .he
gume of tipe, or the making of perma
nent provision* for people or allow
ing them a *hare in the profit*, and ao
on. ' In whir circle* of our economic
life thia bribing of employee* ha* Ion?
Kince become a recognized method .>f
doing buainaaK, without which neither
ari order nor a delivery of goods ran
b« obtained. A second method in that
of embezzlement and theft. I wiil not
go »o far a* to asnert that both are
already recognized a* cuKtomary, !>ut
every one can *ee tha: respect for the
property of other* haa been very se
rjou»ly undermined. If a wagon re
main* unguarded in the street or
on the railway for only a short time
it i* certuin to he half emptied.
Two Aviator* iro Killed
In ■ Seaplane Accident.
Washington, March 2fl.— Kn.iign*
Mirhael Joxeph Delehunty and Thorn
aa W. Draper l>oth of the naval re
Mrvei, lost their live* in a xeaplane
accident at the FVnwola naval train
ing utation, the navy department an
nounced to day. Draper * home wan
Brighton, Md., and Delehanty'a was
"CURED ME OF
Richmond Carpenter Hardly
Able to Work. Health gone
Finds Quick way to Strength
and Health at Last. Tell*
of way to Rid System of
"I had Buffered with rheumatism for
■ long time when Mr. Harris of 205
Cherry street Richmond, told me
atxnlt a real medicifle. My rheuma
tism wax no bad I wait hardly a Me to
work at my trade- and doing the-.
rood time* when a carpenter can earn
fTw.d money if well and strong I *«•
almost down and out. My stomach
was in l-ad shape and I could eat
scarcely anything. My appetite was
Cone and the pain* I had in head and
back bothered me considerable. I was
all rundown, hut Acid Iron Mineral
did for me \vha» no yhther medicine
ever did. It hmi cu«-d me of iheu
matism." declare- P. H. Anderson,
I!5 S. Belvidcri Stf Richmond, Va.
Cured II* Rheumatism.
"I can work pt/rny trade and do a
mans w My/appetite is too Rood
for these timekf when everything to
eat is so high.! I sleep well and en
joy living. Pains in head and Hack
have left me and T huve gained
tween 12 and 14 pounds in weight. In
my opinion I think It the best all
round medicine in the world." contin
ued Mr. Anderson.
"It" hii!< cured me of Rreumatixm"
nays Mr. Andernon. Thousands of
people have found thia medicine the
only thing that would purify their
blood, drive out uric acid and relieve
the -lyrtem of tho«e awful racking
pain* and It ia especially good in the
Spring when everyone may wiaely
clear the blood, enrich it and build up
the worn-out tih*ues.
Acid Iron Mineral ia a mineral and
not 4 vegetable medicine. That make*
alt the difference in the world. It in
•a different an day ia to night. It i*
made from ore taken from a medicinal
iron mine located in MUamaippi. It
ia then compounded, concentrated and
ahipped in her re In to the Labratory
of the Kerrodine Chemical Corp. in
Roanoke, Va.. where it la teated, Al
tered and bottled, a atronirer. non
alcoholic, absolutely harmleia and
moat eronomicte remedy for the blood.
Moat drug atorea hare tt.
TW IN BRIEF
TTm Raqulremtntt ItiU Down
for Bu«y Folk®.
■•ran* hum ba Mad mm or luttw
April 1. int.
Tax duo m«/ ba paid now ar aa or
bafora Jaaa 14. ItHl
If jroa wara alalia and jour nat la
| emaa for 1917 waa *1,00# or hmmv ran
muat (lla a ratara.
U you wara marrlad and tlTlag with
arlfa (or huat»aod) aad bad a W* la
iwa of Ci.OUV or mora for 191T yau
nun Ala a ratura.
Huatiand'a aad wlfa'a lamina maat
ha conal dared Jointly, plaa Incoma of
tliroaia of a minor or larompatent,
derived from a aeparute eatala. mual
ba "ported by bla legal repreaaata
HaYera penaltlaa ara tyotldad for
tboaa who neglect or aaada lha law.
For falae or fraudulriil ralurn thA-a
la a penalty not exrcadlni I2,<M» Una
or year'* Iniprtaonmant. or both, plua
100 per cant of tat.
for failure to make ralurn on or
before April 1, mm. Una la from 130
to 11,000, plua 80 par rant, of tax dna.
Ratuma muat ba fllad with tha Col
lator of Intarnal llavenue of dlatrlrt
In which you lira.
An agent may flla ratum for a par
aoa who la III. ahaenr from lha country
or otherwlae Incapmitaled. (
Karb rat urn muat ba algneil aad
awom or affirmed by paraon execut
mngie persona are aiimtrru iijuu
exemption In computing normal fat.
A married pfrwin living with wlfa
(or husband) I* allowed W.tHXl exemp
tjoo, plus $'•■<»» for each dependmt
child under IN.
A head of family, though single, la
allowed ts.inxt exemption If actually
aup|M>rtlng one or more relative*.
Return* mil, f *how the entire
amount of earning*, gnlna and proflta
rerelved during the year.
Official* and employee* are not taxa
ble on the salaries or wagea rectivad
from • atate. rotintjr, city or town In
Ibi United States.
Inter»*t on mate and municipal
bond* I»aned within fha V. 8. la e»
empt from' federal Incoma tax and
ahould be omitted.
Intereat on United Statea govern
ment bonds la alio exempt, except on
Individual holdings of I.lherty Fours In
excess of Sft.000 par value.
Dividend* are not subject to normal
tax, but moat he reported and Included
In net Incoma.
Glfta and legscle* are not Income
and ahould not he Included on the re
turn of the beneficiary.
IJfe Inanrance recelred aa a bene
ficiary or aa premluma paid back at
maturity or aurrender of policy la not
Paymenta received tor real or par
aonul property anld la not Income, bat
tha profit real I red thereon la Income
tor the year of sale.
Amounta received In payment of
not<mi or niortxnijia la not Incoma, bat
the Intereat on such notea or mort
gages la taxable Income.
from tha entire gross Incoma cer
tain allowance* are mada In arriving
at the net Incoma.
Necessary expenaea actually paid In
the conduct of bualneaa. trade or pro
fession may be claimed.
A farmer can claim paymenta for
labor, aeed. fertlllxer. atock feed. r»
palra on buildings. except hla dwelling;
repair* of feni-ea and fnnn machinery,
material* and ainall tools for Immedi
The Minount of rent paid for a farm
may also he claimed a* a tenant farm
er'* eTTH use.
Paymenta for 'Ive atock are allowa
Me If I ourht f >r resole. Hot It bought
for breeding purpose* cattle nre an In
veatnient, not an expense, and cannot
A storekeeper can claim amounts^
paid for advertising, clerk hire, tele
phone, water, light and fuel, also dray
age and freight hill* and cost of op
erating and repairing wagon* and
a |Mi>->i' nm « nil niiim n'ii «»i ni?»
profeaaln! ul auppllca, rent. oflh-e help,
Iritphnnr. expenae of teain or initomo
bite u«ed In making profeaalonul calls
•ml expenaea attending medical con
A dentlat ran claim almllar Items,
except team or auto expense. which
• re not necessary In hla pnifeaal.in
Ex|>en«<i that are personal or con
ne« ted in any way with the aupport or
veil being of a person or family ar»
The costa of machine*, Inat runietita.
vehicles or Implements that are more
or lean permanent In character are not
allowable aa an expenae. They are In
Interest paid on a mortgage or other
personal Indebtedness la allowable >>ti
a |<ers«niil rcturti
All taxes paid wtthln the jrenr uti
be takr n out on a federal ret tin . < x
cept federal Income taxes. Inherits!
taxes anil assessment* for Iocs ' 0
I/ *a. « sustained In >i'i* n« •< r
through Are. storm or ablt>-< 1>«t ■
theft, except « hen i i i|iei lls j u
aurance or othcrwl*"
Wear and tear of r»»tni IH i n
machinery nsed It biwn <
Vo;i Hin a'so rla1 ' i,
to the n»>
hie, leU.loi- r e
tlu«. lu ml
mr i» i i 'it*.
WMh Um AwrkM Amy in Franca
Mirrh M.—The Aiarkaw artillery
fontinuffl to heavily iktll town a htM
by the Gaiiam and Gar—a haturtaa,
ppeaita tha Tool Barter, with gmm.
THa Carmam thaaieelvee hava reci
procated ka kind, but tha doaae of *a«
.lent against tharn by tha Amerirar"
hava baan twlra aa large aa they hava
received. Tha town of Richacourt
north of Xivray, one of tha targata of
tha Amwmuii, haa baan abandoned ao
far aa American patrala which racon
noi tared naar tha town wara abla to
Tha Amariean artillary alao la keep
ing up a xtream of othar sheila on roo
my poaitiona in thia region. St. Baua
aant, northaaat of Richacourt haa baan
haavily ahelled with hiffh exploaivn
projectilea, while German (Irat line
tranche* repeatedly have been hit anil
leveled and enemy dugouts and nnipem
poata completely ailenced.
"Priti" or "Billy Boche,"' aa the
American doughboy* are beginning
to rail the Oermanii, ia a perxiatent
aniper on thia sector. Aa fa*t aa th»
Americana ailence one neat, another
start* tha annoyance, and then the job
haa to I* done all over again.
Thia forenoon a group of American
niper* deacoverud an enemy neat
close by and promptly opened lire on
it. The German* replied with their
rifles and then fired about three doKcn
or ao grenadea. Apparently the Ger
mans hi d come to atay and did not in
tend to be chased out. One of the
American TT-millimeter gun team <
then got into action against the neat,
and f wing to its accurate fire no more
German* were seen at thi* particular
pcint and there wan no further annoy
A number of these same little guns
obtained direct hit* In enemy commu
nicattnrf trenches while men, possi
bly nflicers were passing through
them, and also fired effectively, as
did snipers, on parties of Germans
who were dressed in light and dark
blue uniforms, the first time these uni
forms were seen on this front. One
of the American sharp Shooter* re
ported that he had spoiled a number
of these new "sprnig suits," by knock
ing the wearers into the mud with bul
lets from his Springfield.
Normal aerial activity continued to
day, the weather being favorable un
til late in the afternoon, when clouds
•nd light snow flurries passed over the
line. One enemy plane flew low ovfcr
one of the American positions doing
photographic work. The American
•nti-air-craft fanners had a number
of "hances during the day to show
their skill and this they did. They
drove off enemy airmen who attempt
ed singly or in groups to prowl over
the line. There were several aerial
combats between planes carrying
American observers at the guns, but
they were without result, probably be
cause the airmen were unable to get
close enough to the Germans.
Overcoats, which had been discard
ed since last week were fond to be
exceedingly comfortable again tonight
ai a frigid wind blew in from the
Vernon School Closes.
Saturday Mnrch the 1ft market! the
clrsing Hay of a very successful term
of Vernon school, IKib.son No. 12. The
;'ori am beginning at 10:30 A. M.
consisted of several good recitations,
songs, dialogs and talks hy the pa
trons. The children rendered their
parts well. Lawyer Reece of Dobaon
made a speech in the afternoon, that
was very jrreatly enjoyed. His sub
ject being "Education and Our part in
the World War." At the clone of his
talk tbe patrons and t«acher Miss
l.illis (lemmings, organized • War
Saving Society, of fourteen members.
The object of this society is to pro
mote the sale of the War Saving*
Very delightful music was furnish
ed on a string band, composed of
Messrs. Hamlin, Wolf, Draugiin/ and
Mnwr.—Contributed. / '
TV I'nrumonia ftraaon.
The cold, damp weather of March
pom* to he the moat favorable for
.he pneumonia lerm. Now la the
ime Is be lareful. Pneumonia often
' <•• ulte from ■ cold. The quicker •
■ •Id I* gotten rid of tit* I em the dan
er. A* aoon aa tha Brat indication of
old anpea t take Chamber tain'*
ouph RMiedy. A* to the value of
'hie epa'bt tn, aak anyone who ha*
1 — Studies nerves
2 — Allays thirst
3 — Aids appetite
4 —Helps di*&»tlon
5 —Keeps tetih clean
6 — Ifs econcrrrtcal
K£C? the skiers
nd sailors supplied!
Chew if after every meal
The Flavor Lasts!
Chamberlain'* Cough Remedy • Fav
orite for CoMa.
J. L. Kaxlejr, Macon, II!., in >peak
ing of Chamberlain's Couch Remedy.
says, "During the pa.it fifteen yean
it has bam my sinter's favorite medi-'
cine for cold* on the lung*. I myself
have taken it a number of times when
suffering with a cold and it always re
lieved ma promptly."
Sydnor & Sparger
MOUNT AIRY, N. C
Office in Merritt Building.
Mount Airy Realty & Auction Co.
J. A. ATKINS, Manager
MOUNT AIRY, — North Carolina.
If you want to buy or sell apply to us. — We handle all
kinds of Real Estate, public and private.
OFFICE OVER EARPS STORE.
We are now issuing contracts for bark to be de
livered at our sheds during the sea^mof 1918. We
will pay 5 cents per 100 pounds more to those parties
contracting their peel to us than to parties not hold
ing contracts. We reserve the right to stop issuing
contracts whenever we feel that we have sufficient
bark contracted to meet our requirements.
No contracts will be sent out by mail. Obtain
contracts from Mr. A. Johnson, in charge of Mount
This February 28th, 1918.
C C Smoot & Sons Co.