North Carolina Newspapers

    r
devoted to the Interest of
Martin County n General 8c
ViltinSoa it) Particular
VOLUME XX -NUMBER 24
To the Farmers: i
"Be Ye Steadfast"!
An Opn Letter to the Farmers and
Business Men in the Cotton Terri
tory from Bradford Knapp
In April more acres of land will he
' planted to crops in the Southern
states tiian in any other month in the
year of 1919. A great campaign for
a reduced cotton acreage and increas
ed production of food and feed has
been conducted by all forces. Not all
the cotton reduction plans, not all the
newspaper publicity, not all of the
speeches made on this subject have
~ exactly 7 suited everybody, butt Hat is
not the main thing. 'The main tiling
is ARE WE GOING TO STICK? All
the talk will be of no avail unless tile
object is accomplished.
As long as the world thinks there is
plenty of cotton and as long as its
movement is. still interrupted by war
conditions, we shall be in a difficulty
wiikh ought not to be increased by.
a too great acreage. The answer to
out troubles will be given in the
montli of April between the ploy han
dles and the seed box of the planter.
Many of us have said "Reduce the
acreage und feed yourslf' When it
was not half as poulur as it is now.
We are interested not'only in this
year but in the future. Our one am
hitiop is to see Southern farmers per
manently prosperous. That prosperity
depends almost entirely upon a well
balanced, permanent system of agri
culture with the eternal cotton gam
bling cut out. Every farm, big and
little, should be on a self-supporting
busi,. and the minket system must be
re-arranged so as to supply the Sou
thern town and city population with
food products from Southern farms.
No fanner should forget* either his
promise, the sue redness of his WOJHI
or his good faith in this huge under
taking. The plan depends upon mu
tual faith und co-operation. April will
tell the story. Do not forget the acres
of corn, buy, feed for" cattle and the
/ hogs, and a good garden. Our safe
farming piogram our ticket for home
our permanent insurance against spec
ulation is as follows:
First—A home garden for every
farm family in the South to supply
the home needs for the maximum
number' of days in the year with-a
sufficient surplus to canned, stored or
dried for mture upe, including an am
ple supply of Irish and sweet pota
toes and wherever possible a small
patch of cane or sweet sorghum to
produce the home syrup.
Second—The production wf corn on
every farm sufficient tto maintain the
family and the livestock in ample food
and feed for a year. In western Tex
nsr and Oklahoma grain sorghum#
should,be substituted in place of corn
for safety's sake.
Third —Produce the hay and forage
' necessary to amply supply the live
-stock on (lie farm for one year with
an eouess for the sake of safoty. Spec
ial attention should be given to the
summer legumes, velvet beans, cow
peat, :oy beans and peanuts, espec
ially for feeding purposes.
Fourth —Produce the meat, eggs
and .Jilk for every family on the
farm. This means the production oi
hog.-., ctittle and poultry and the
care nnd keeping of good family cows
Livestock is necessary in order eat
up the otherwise waste product* of
the furm and convert them into cash.
Firth —Produce your cotton on a
moderate acreage, well prepared and
well tended. Secure the best eed of
the \ory best varieties.
• Sixth—Plan to meet all family and
farm expenses from the surplus pro
ducts of the fare outside of the.cotton
crop, and to have in the fall of 1919
a go ill supply of laying hens, at least
two milk cows for every family, hogs
the lot to fiH the family smoke
house during the winter, potatoes ei
ther in the bank, the or the
stoerhouse for winter's use, canned or
dried vegetables and fruits, und a bar
rel of molasses for the family; a crib
of corn sufficient to last until the
next crop is made, with good storage
facilities for protecting same and am
ple hay and forage for the livestock.
Yours very truly
BRADFORD KNAfT.
' Unless your taxes are paid by the
Ist of April the law requires me t«
collect by force which means an extra
charge on the tax payer. I shall, re
gret to have to make an ext i.
against a single person.
Respectfully,
J. H. PAGE,
Tax Collector.
A car load of wire fencing just re
ceived. C. D. Carstarphen k Co. If
The Enterpriiie desires a corre
spondent in every section of the
county If you desir/ to take up
this work, •write us and we will
stnd you stamps and stationery
along with instruction. If you do
not want to take up the work,
won't you send us the name of
some one in jour section who
will do so?
Pay your taxes by April Ist. Sher
iff 1 H. Page. tf
THE ENTERPRISE
: Graded School News
and Notes of the Week
MA ANI) PA—(By Radge)
Ma and pa are getting old now and
the present generation seems to think
they are ha.-; heena and that their idea
of how to live and act is foolish. But
Ma and pa are happy and love each
other and the modern mas and pas do
not get along so well. Ma said that
when she was a girt her ma~apd pa
didn't let her run wild and she was
not allowed to run the streets at
night. Ma said her ma was careful
with her and didn't let go with every
'i'om, L>ick and Harry. 1 guess thkt's
the "reason that pa married ma, be
cause pa w»id that he picked a good
K\Vl for hi* wife and that ma didn't
get hint in debt by buying a new dress
every week. Pa said that ma would
nevCT let him spend his money upon
foolishness but told him to save, it
because some day he would need it.
I like to hear ma and pa talk about
•the days when they were young. Pa
said that when he was a bay his pa
usied to make him mind and that he
dured not disobey him. You know
pa said it looked queer to see >oung
boys on the streets at night, because
When he was a boy he had to stay at
home, but pa says he guesses th> nuui
and pas of today don't like to stay
at home themselves so they let the
bo>t' run Ihe streets. I'a vain he u*od
to go to Sunday school and church on
every Sunday afid his pa and n.a went
w-'th him. l'a saw some boys pluyinp
football o»i Sunday and said: "l'ooi
mothers and fathers! If >ou couc dip
into the future with yuir human eye
you would change your tactier." I
don't know what he meant, but he
was disappointed with the present
generation. You can't imagine how I
used to like to stay at home at night
and talk to ma. She in a grand old
lady and she is my sweetheart t'xlay.
Ma used to tell me hbout herself nnd
how she acted when she was u girl.
She said she used to help her nia
\v.ilh the housework and that thi>
•A» rt grear. chums Her ma dit.Vt let
hoi go WHh the boy* uml she was
sixteen and ma says ,vte is glad that
»te didn't, because if die hud gone
>*ith them earlier »ii- would never
have finished her schooling, Ami she
would have been like most women to
day—all on the outside but nothing
in the head. Ma has a peculiar look
in her eyes when the modern dress
exponents pass—"Jim, why do they
weafthose dresaes so short.? And
why do they wear furs in the sum
her and practically nothing in winter ?
1 always say—"Ma, that is the style,"
—because that is the only excuse 1
have ever heard.
After thinking the thing over I be
lieve that ma and pa have placed a
few of their old time but wise ideas
into my head. 1 can't get used to the
modern way of doing things; especial
ly the modern styles and the modem
control that the parents have over
their children, but what is the use to
worry ? Their business is their busi
ness and mine is mine, und uftiffr all
some will enter the narrow gate ami
some the broad gate and then life's
journey is done.
Tis a long, long road to the land
Fure-ye-well,
Perhaps to Heaven perhaps to hell,
Choose your path while you live
For when we die we all must go
To the land of Joy or the land of woe.
WANTED COLUMN
Wanted—A clean, useful poulation
in Williamstofl.
Wanted —An orchestra in Willlam
ston.
Wanted—A baseball team in Wil
liamston this .summer. Come to the
Lotus Club Tuesday night if you are
interested.
Wanted —A little encouragement for
our school."' If the lßsme rate of inter
est was paid by the government on
Liberty bonds as the majority of the
people take in oUr school in ten years
the holders of the bonds would owe
the government interest.
Wanted —All to know • that last
week was "Visit the school Week."
Number of visitors—l. Quite encour
aging to the teachers of your chil
dren.
Wanted —To know when William
ston is going to have a clean up
week? The entire state has had a
week of cleaning. Shall we always
be the tail enders?
Wanted —To know whether or not
the people want a lyceum course for
next year.
Wanted —A welcome to the Martin
county heroes who have returned
from overseas. Let us show our love
and aprpeciation of the boys who
f fought for us by giving them a good
time.
Wanted—A man weighing ninety
seven pounds to walk down Main St.
with a woman weighing 300 pounds,
in order- to create some excitement
and bring a smile to some faces we
know.
Wanted—The Beginnig of a Perfect
Day.
Wanted —All men to read the fol
lowing poem before they snore for
the night:
If you feel yon wartt to snore
And it makes the family sore,
Saw wood! Saw wood!
r If you Hjhidl* thru your MM,
Williamston, Martin County, N. C., April 11,1919
County Agent Holliday
Writes About the Fly
The Man, of the House Will Do Well
r to Look After These Things—The
Mother is Always Looking
Remember the old adage, "A warm
winter makes fat graveyards?" Ac
cording to Mrs. Kate Brew Vaughn,
this is true especially when it is ap
plied to the welfare of the little chii
fren of our land, since most of their
diseases are caused by germs. We are
>ure of an early crop of flies this
spring, since we have had an over
mild winter. These most fllthv vul
tures are coming out these warm,
-tunny days to begin their deadly work
of destroying the young of our land.
Surely we would stand guard if we
saw big dangers coming. But, alas!
The most dangerous of all come of
ten without our notice, and entqr our
nomes and begin their deadly work.
He enters through broken- screen or
pane, let us repeat, to begin his dead
ly work again. A death dealing lion
-is he and the only fort we need is
made of screen.
The gun we need is one that puffs,
the sword a fly swatter and a depend
able disinfectant for his breeding
places.
These scavengers are now ready to
bring to us the most dreaded diseases
which choke out the life of so muny
young children. We all know the
truthfulness of these words. Hut,
neglect, neglect, what a sword! lis
ten! Our state board of health has
emphatically declared that thousands
upon thousands of our little children
lie annually from the source above
mentioned and about which We are
now writing. That these diseases are
preventable is without doubt.
Which is easier? To fight the dis
ease or the cause? Let us put some
of our money in fortification now be
fore these buzzards fly oyer our
trenches, und do their deadly work.
Heod is a God-given blessing.
Save the state's greatest asset—it's
children.,
J. L. HOLLIDAY,
County Agent.
Mr. Merchant you have the goods.
People want them and need them. Aa
an evidence tlpy are going away ev
ery day to purchase from some mer
chant far away because he advertised.
i+. ~ ANOTK* - *..
1 will sell to the highest bidder on
Saturday, April 19th at 3 o'clock, in
front of the market In Williamston,
one red poll bull, 8 1-2 years old, also
two good milk cows.
JOSHUA L. COLTRAIN.
And the door they want to close,
Saw wood! Haw wood!
if your wife wakes you up
Saying "You sound just like a pup,"
Reply! "Weep no more my lady,
We will sing one song for the little
cabin snore,
For the little cabin snore, good night'
LOCAL NEWS
The Knowlton Banjo Club gyye an
enjoyable entertainment in thft audi
torium last Wednesday night. The
singing was enjoyed by oil present.
rphe music class of Miss Helen
Maynard gave their semi-annual mus
ical In the school auditorium Thurs
day night of last week and those in
attendance thoroughly enjoyed the
various selections.
On next; Thursday night the A'henV
ian Literary Society will hold Its hi
weekly meeting. An entertuining pro
gram has been arranged and the p\iT>
lie is cordially invited.
The Little Citizens' Creed
i am a little citizen of the United
States and I believe in my country,
my school and my flag. I believe that
I can serve my country best by at
tending school every day and by en
deavoring to become intelligent, hon
est and efficient.
1 believe that my country gives to
me the same rights and privilege*.
that she can give to anyonye and tltfit
it is my duty to cultivate my talents
and to enrich my life in order that 1
may better serve her interests.
I believe that my flag stands for
honor, truth and justice in all things
and that God is with E.
Thompson. /
ODE TO SCHOOL
(By Mattie Lou Anderson!
Ding! Dong! Rings the school bell,
Calling us all over hill and dell,
Teachers and children both together,
On through the bad and snowy wea
ther. 1
Many a cold morning we have stood
"Wishing wo were home chopping wood
But on to school we must go
Whether it rain or whether it snow.
If some of us-were left alone,
When the weathel-'s bad we'd stay at
/"* home
But we should put on coat and hood,
*nd go to school as it's for our good.
Along in a string come the exams,
And often hits us with very hard
slams,
And when we fail we begin to grieve,
But proud are we whan the diploma's
received.
HMH
THE QUINCY MANS. ON,, QIIINCY, MASS., BUILT IN 1033.
America's classic example of a chipboard tiulldliig preserved for ovei
two hundred years by cureful nud frequent print lug ll has secret panela,
chimin* staircase and biding places, unlit to have bean teed by smugglers
Later th» home of great atntcsnieu anil of the famous belle, Doroiliy Qu'uef
Local U appenings
Pergonal Mention
Mr. JtiSAlbn, of Jainesville, has
with the W'il
liaim4Pr Telephone Company, Mr.
Allen was with the A. E. F. telephone
division in France and has had splen
did experience in that lino of work.
Delbert, the two year Old son of
Mr. and Mrs. D. I). Stalls, fell frHrt
the running lioard of a car Sunday
and had the misfortune to break his
unn near the elbow. The aln was Im
mediately set by Dr. J. H. Rhodes and
die little fellow js doing well,
ttuv.JJ. N- Snipes, tho-presidintf el.
■ler of the Warrenton district, will
preach in the Methodist church next
Sunday morning and evening. Come
and hear him. t The session of the
luarterly conference Will be held on
Monday at 2:30 p. m. Let all the of
ficial members take notice anil gov
ern themselves aeoerdingly-.
The Camp Firo Girls entertained
the Boy at w picnic Monday
afternoon. The scouts trailed the girls
for several miles by scraps of cut
paper, finding them nt a delightful
ipot in a deep ravine which has liwn
selected by the girls us a camping
ground. A primitive stove has been
urranged and a gopd spring makes it
an Ideal place for tlx; coming hikes.
Three new girls are working for lion
ors to be admitted Into tlio .•'Camp
Fire Club at the next ceremonial
meeting on Wednesday, April 23rd.
CAUGHT A STILL
Sheriff Page, Deputy Taylor aed
Chief of Police Page made » double
■atch Bonday. 'Phey made a anarch
at the home of Will Knox in Meai
Irass and found him making a still,
which was almost completed. It. was
,1f genuine sheet copper and woulj!
have soon hud u firo under it, if Mr.
Knox had not been overtaken. The;
alvo found around his premises it
iciy gallons of rum and various in
sti'Uments and sundry equipment for
the making and retailing of tFe aid
•nt rum. After lining up all these
articles they proceeded to the field:
and Woods anil found nearby n lift;
gnllfin still running full blast wit'
leveral barrels of beer, but no liquor
carried* away by the operator win
It was thought that the liquor wn
proceeded to make his get-away wher
the officers got about fifty yard* from
, dm. 'The she rill was unable to rec
ognize him
Didn't I Inderal and
It was4lie custom in the village for
well-to-do inhabitants to make good
the loss which any Villagers might
ustain through the' death «f live
stock. The retired manufacturer wh(j
had only recently settled in the vil
lage was igr\orant of this laudable
practice, and was considerably puz
zled by the visit of a laborer's
who *he had lost- a
P'B , x \
"Well, I haven't got it," exclaimed
the bewildered newcomer.
"What I mean, sir,-is, of course,
the pig died," nervously explained
woman, "It died suddenly yesterdaj^"
"Well, what do you want me to do,"
cried the thoroughly exasperated
man. "Send a wreath ?"—Tit Bits
A car load of wire fencing just re
ceived. C. D. Carstarphen & Co. tf
Young men's suits, latest model
'and best quality at very low prices ui
jW. R. Orleans.
Mrs Henry Crawford spent Uwt
week in Norfolk shopping,
Dr. W. H. Harrell, U. S. N. R. F.j
left Monday for Philadelphia.
Rev. J. F. Carter is spending the
week in Greensboro with relatives.
1 Samuel Gurdber, who has been in
Suffolk for some timo is at home
again.
Rev. J. F, Carter wil preach at the
county home Sunday afternoon. The
publle is Invited to attend.
Dr. William E. Warren is in at
tendance this week at the meeting of
the North Carolina Medical Society at
i I'ineharst
Mrs. Fred -Gardner and her mother,
Mrs/ oJlmson, have returned from
Suffolk where they had been visiting
■ Mrs. John WilHamrr: • - -
Mr. ilurry. Fagan, assistant rant
ior of tlie' Farmers Banking & Trust
Company, of Tarboro, spent Sunday
in town with relatives.
Messrs. S. I!. Etheridge, E. Dav
i enport, (lailand Hodges, W. E. Oau
; gham, George llland and F. 11. Jor
i dun, of Washington, made a business
visit to our town toduy,
FUN AND FANCY
Well, Naturally
The hobble skirt,
Seen on the street ,
Makes Ntui and Myit,
ixiok uiastly feet;
' Tbey have to hop
1 Onto a car,
Then off they flop
Then there tbey are;
Some day they'll "Bing!"
And bite the dust.
And then something
Is gonna bust. M
Another iVctim
"That rotten show cost me
growled a man in thnobby.™~3
"Cost ine thirty thousand,
the stranger.
"Who arc? you?" \K
"The producer. .lour
• * *
A Hunter
"Is that your dog you've.got tied
up in the yard, Sam?"'i (
i "Yes, nab. He's mine, all right."
"But he's pnly got one eye part of
i tail and rutls on three legs, Sam."
"Dat's right, suh."
"What kind of a dog is it, Sam?"
"A huntin' dog, sab."
' "A hunting dog? does
■ h«' bunt? Babbits?"
"No, sah. He don't hunt no rabbit"
' "Does he hunt bix}s, Sam."
"No sah, he don't hunt no birds."
"What does lie hunt, then, Sam?"
"I reckon hes' huntin' trouble most
'Jo' the time, boss."—Yonkers States
,. - Cnnrtunive
One night nt a theatre some scenery
i caught fire and a very perceptible
odor of burning reached the specta,-
' tors. A panic seemed to be imminent
when an actor appeared on the stage.
"Ladle? and gentlemen," he said.
, "Compose yourselves. There is no
' danger.- 1 '
The audience did not seem assured.
"Ladiefc an d gentlemen," continued
' the comedian ■ rising to the necessity
' of the occasion, "counfound it all—
do you think if there war. apy danger
( I'd be here ?"
The panic collapsed.
Rev. H. M. Eure on the
Methodist Centennary
In 1819 the first American Metho
dist missionary society was organized.
This ft Ist missionary society', known
as the "Parent Society" wis organ
ized in New York April sth, 1819. lip
until this date all the work of Ameri
ciTh Methodism had been home mission
work. The membership consisted of
only u few thousand but they heard
the great commission, "(!o ye into all
the world and preach the gospel to
every peature," These heroic men
ami women were determined to Ttnve
a representation in foreign lands. At
this time there was not a passenger
train, or a steamship, or a telegraph
line in alit he world. There was not a
college for women in the world. At
the end of the first year of this only
society the income was only S7OO in
this year (the last of the centennary)
the church will raise $7,000,000 for
the snnie purpose, an increase of ten
thousand'told, or a million per cent
At the meeting of our board of mis
sions in 11)16, a resolution was adopt
ed proposing that the church Approp
riately celebrate the centennary of
American Methodism, that the Metho-.
ilist Kpisco|utl chureh r North be in- '
vited to unite in a joint celebration
and the invitation was accepted.
The centennary commissitffi, made
up fron» both churches, undertook a
survey >\)f the fields we occupy in or
der to determine the nature ttfid size
of onr providential task and what
was tieedd to put the church abreast
of her world program. This ctMumis
sion after much prayeyr and
utiow, agreed that Southern MPfcotl
ism should celebrate this centennary
of Methodist missions in a way wor
thy of her past uad commensurate
with her present, ability and respontfc
bility. That commission first laid
emphasis MI the spiritual resources
of the church, with special reference
to intercessory prayers, followed by a
program on stewardship. The mem
bership of tho church must be brought
to realize that they are stewards of
liod ami tho practice of stewardship
is incumbent upon each and alt' It
was a thrilling and historic hour whe>
tho last general conference of our
church, after pausing in its business
for an hour of prayer, gave its unan
intous endorsement of the centonnurv
—that we celebrate by raising in thu
years $36,000,000' ac
tron represents the high water mark
of missionary enthusiasm and calls
the church to Its most daring "enture
of faith ami consecration.
T he report of the committee which
was unanimously adopted,is a singing
call to the church. It contains these
stirring words: "The hour has struck
for mighty things, tTie hour Is at
.taut) when the church must step forth
with power anil with holy enthusiasm
W»t u pea I to all oftr people, small and
great, to rally t» the centennary
movement and demonstrate that the
church of God has been established
for the healing of the nations. This
task is great, but our great leader
deviated that all things are possible
witli (Sod. Sinco the first of January
much of the time and effort has been
preparatory foi the drive which will
begin May 18th and close May 26th.
11. M. EURE.
t'HK SOCIAL HOUR CLIJB MKKTS
Another very delightful occasion In
the social lifo of Williamston took
(dace on Thursday afternoon, April
Kith when Mrs. I!. H. Courtney was
nOstess to the Social Hour Club.
This club which in proving, tife. be
o popular is giving pleasure, to the
invited guests as well as the mem
bers. The program, which delighted
. ve'ryone, was began by "Til W«
Meet Again," a vocal duet by Mrs.
Wheeler Martin, Jr., and Mrs. Carrie
' Tiiggs Williams.
"The Furnished Room," by O'Henry
was read liy Mrs. Carrie lliggs Wil
liams.
"Concert l'olonaise," — instdumental
"nolo— Mrs. Warren Biggs. -
"II umotTSi|ue-S wanee River" —vo-
cal quartii(K—Misses Mayo and Annie
l.aml>,,Mr* Carrie lliggs Williams,
Mrs. Wheeler Martin, Jr., and Mrs.
Warren lliggs, accompanist.
The invited guests were Misses Ur-
Miilar Vinson, Flossie Tilley, Deborah
Fleming, Mildred McDaniel, Thome,
Mesdames John Chitty, W. J. Hodges,
Crover llardison, C. D. Carstarphen,
K.ailer Crawford, A. R. Dunning, Ar
thur Anderson, Arthur Barber, John
llasscll, A. T. Crawford, and H. B.
Jones.
A salad course, sandwiches and
celery were served.
fl'he next meeting will be with Miss
Annie tami> on April 24th.
THOMAS W. MILLS DEAD
Mr. Thomas W. Sill* of Palmyra,
•lied on April 4th with typhoid fever
I Mr. Sills wns sixty years old and had
'been one of the leading farmers of
hiseetffion for years and was the old
est member of the church at Williams
Chapel. He was buried at Conoho,
the funeral services being conducted
by his pastor, Rev. H. M. Eure, of
Williamston.
Brussels rugs 27*60, at $2.90 at V -
R. Orleans.
Advertiser* wil U oar
ColuniMaLatoli Key to I 100
Martin County Home*.
ESTABLISHED 1898
The Fundamental
Question —Taxation
After This Year All Ta*e» Will Be
Listed us of January First With
S3OO Personal Property Exemption
(By A. J. Maxwell)
After this year the state goes to
the calendar year as the official tax
year. Personal property will be list
ed in the usual way this year, as of
the first day of May, and the revalua
tion of real property for 1920 will be
made as of the first day of May of
this year, but the listing of personal
property tor 1920 under the revalua
tion act will be made as of the first
day of next January, and annually
thereafter as of the first day of Jan
uary.
There were many considerations led
to this change.
lr lost impotrant was the very de
cided trend of all business affairs to
the calendar year as the basis of an
nual accounting and' reckoning. The "'
tendency has been in this direction for
years and the adoption of the calen
dar year by the federal government
as the basis of' reports for corpora
tions and individual income and ex
cess pro tits tax reports has made the
practise of using tho calendar year
as the basis of accounting almost un
iversal. It is tho day of settlements
ami the one day on which everyone
should have the most accurate know
ledge of his assets and liabilities.
By adopting this date the same sys
tem of accounting will tit both state
and federal income tax requirements.
It will give more time for the list
ing of property and more timdlor the
more careful and accurate making up
of tax books. -
At the same time the calendar year -
provision goes into effect—January I,
1920 —there is made effective the full
amount of exemption made effective
by the constitution —three
dollars of personal property to every
tax payer. The articles of persolfcil
property entitled to this exemption
are: "Wearing apparel, anus for mus
ter, household and kitchen furniture,
the mechanical tyul agriculture/ im
plements of mechanics and farmers,
libraries and scientific instruments,
and provisions."
This change in tax listing date
without soibe remedial provision
would have encouraged the early mar
keting of cotton, tobacoc and other
farm products. fphis provided for
by permitting farm products held
temporarily for market on January 1,
on storage in warehouses, in the
hands of commission merchants or
agents in or out of the state, or in the
hands of original producers anil held
temporarily for market," to lie treat-
Trt~Tur"so I v rT[te iv I owner
nitty deduct from the actual value -of
such products any debts owing by the
owner," etc. If the owner is not in
debt his tax liability will not be
fecteil by the change in date nny
way.tfcir if the property were market
ed before tax listing day he would
have its equivalent in money or other
taxable property.
Bear in mind that none of the
changes mentioned In this article ap
ply to this year's listhig of personal
property but the revaluation act,
anticipates that as thoorugh effort
wil be made to get all personal prop
erty on tax lists at its actuul value
in 1920 as to get all real property
valued at its actual value. Under the
radically icduced tax rates that Will
apply under the revaluation in 1920
there will be no excuse left for evas
ion and the same officers who will
make the revaluation of real property
are expected to lie as thorough in
their efforts to require a full disclos
ure of all personal property and they
are given complete authority of ex
amination under oath not only of the
own*i' but of anyone having knowl
edge of the ownership.
The revaluation act is not aimed at
any one, two or three classes of prop
erty, but seems to be ample in its
provisions to secure the listing and
revaluation of all property of all
kinds by the one honest rule of ac
tual worth and under a guarantee of
a square deal in the matter of tax
rates in return.
This article completes a brief pre
sentation of the main features of the
revaluation act. The "Several articles
on this subject have not been intend
ed as propoganda or preaching, but to
present In the form of newspaper
stories the more important provisions
of this most important law.
The Cat's Alibi '
"Who ate the salmon?'
" r Phe cat, I guess."
"Bosh!"
* "Now, my dear, everybody knows a
cat likes salmon." .
"Yes, but a cat can't manipulate a
can opener."
Black and Green
An old colored man was burning
grass when a wise guy stopped and
said: "You're foolish to do that, Un
cle Eb. It will make the meadow as
black as you are."
, "Don't worry about dat, sah," re
sponded Uncle Eb. "Dat grass will
grow out and be at green as you aw."
—Boston Transcript.
    

Page Text

This is the computer-generated OCR text representation of this newspaper page. It may be empty, if no text could be automatically recognized. This data is also available in Plain Text and XML formats.

Return to page view