The Daily Free Press from Carbondale, Illinois on March 1, 1920 · Page 4
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Carbondale, Illinois
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Monday, March 1, 1920
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TEE„ .DAILY iTOEE PRESS VICTOR ROUSSEAU FARMER'S INCOME SUBJECTTOTAX Gains for 1919 Must Be Figured Under U. S. Law—Returns ' Due .March 15. LAND SALE PROFITS TAXABLE. . Donald handed him one, of the .tew, that remained. Davies 'struck it, looked at the depth meter, and whistled 'expressively. "Two hundred, and eighty feet, sir," he said in a low tone. "Yes, that was about what I Imag' toed," replied Donald. "It is about as much as the old F55 would stand with- put buckling." "But two hundred is the extreme . limit of deep-sea diving, sir," Bavies protested. " ! x JT5«e Slebert apparatus Is especlallj fdevised for going deeper than that," 'returned Donald. "In fact, Siebert "(himself went down to six hundred, 1 -though he was all in when he came up, .You see, Davies, the new factor in the ^Slebert dress is that it has a compensating pressure. I didn't specialize OE it,, but I understand it is a sort oi Internal 'oxygen arrangement, . compressed, which partly neutralizes ths ipressure outside. It has enough compressed oxygen to last sir hours. "Now, lay plan is this,: We must •leave the airlock one by one. With -rather a light weight of metal on oui -feet, calculated to enable us to wait, and yet not to keep us down. We shall then simply climb the slope:; oi Pair island under the water." "I think it is the only feasible plan, .sir," said Davies briskly. "How do you feel about it, Ida?" asked Donald in a low tone. Ida put her hand into his. "I am ready. to do anything you wish, Donald; dear : " she answered. "I'll ; answer for the ladyvwith my own life, sir," said Clouts heartily. *^Then we're decided," said Donald. "Now, follow me in single file, hands on, the shoulders of the one in front of you. All ready?" .He led the way through the dark- less, down the ladder at the base of Ahe conning tower toward the storage room In which the diving apparatus •was kept. Then he l!t a .candle. n The .Slebert. apparatus possesses the -merit , of simplicity. Donald, as he adjusted It on each with the aid of .Davies, did not think it necessary to explain the mechanism. -It consisted, first, of a waterproof uniform, then of •a glass mask and copper cylinder, the latter covering the upper part of the body and fastening about the shoulders. It contained a supply of compressed oxygen for several hours. The carbonic acid exhaled passed into a receptacle containing caustic soda, -which' purified it, thus liberating the oxygen, while the nitrogen could be inhaled over and over again. There -was also a single sleeve attached by wires to a, little storage bnt- tery worn on, the neck, in -which, when the apparatus had been properly adjusted, a small electric light could' be made to burn by the pressure of a button. They -waited a moment while Ida put- on the waterproof uniform; then *U followed suit. Donald and Davies dressed themselves after Clouts, and attached the weights nbout the feet .«f each and to their own. Finally, •when all -were ia readiness, Donald •snuffed the candle and lit his electric ..lamp, which was inclosed in a specially devised glass, calculated to resist a great pressure. • 'Each of the party was now sealed from all sound. They saw each other's lacas very dimly through the glass . masks." .'. Donald indicated to Davies that he 53CSB to bring up the rear, his hands • -upon the shoulders of Sam Clouts in dtroat of him. He placed Ida In front ^cf -Clouts, and, raising her hands, put 'them upon his own shoulders, himself Seeding the procession. He made his way into the conning tower again. He opened the inner chamber of the airlock, admitting Ida and himself, and closed it again. He Jcoew_ that _Clouts and Davies could .take care "of "themselves.'"" "M The airlock; built to be used for escape in Just such an emergency, was ^_meant lor .one temporary tenant alone. -But two could just manage to squeeze have undertaken Anu, (-noting ~3bwn his fears, he" plunged in after her. CHAPTER 1X7 On the Sea Floor. He struggled for balance as the sea depths enveloped him. He groped in the water as in a fog; The swirl of bubbling air from,the oxygen apparatus in the lock carried him some distance from the submarine, and then he felt himself sinking. He sank very slowly t and as he sank ,he groped for Ida. He could not find her. The. submarine had disappeared completely. . He waded to and" fro clumsily. He was like a dead man who wakes in an uninhabited purgatory of desolation. There was—nothing anywhere—nothing. Only the yielding water, at which his fingers clutched fruitlessly. He began to walk for six paces in every direction, calculating that in this way he could bound a 'parallelogram and return to his starting point. But he saw nothing, and he did not know that he had returned to the 1 place from which he had set out. • (T« b« continued.) MEXICANS SLAY YANK Necessary Farm Expenses May B Deducted—Special Fornrfor Farm Income—Cash or Accrual . Basis for Computing. Bandits Cross Border and Kj!! J. A. Frasier. ^^ the plunge aToueT~"' i '"~i«v*« j They were breathing the stored osy- gea within the copper cylinders. They • were safe for the present. The transit was not especially perilous in itself, but. there were dangers to face — the possibility of being too heavily weighted and sinking into the ooze; that of being' too light and losing balance. These had. to be met. Through the glass mask Donald saw v Ida's face. . She was composed, and, in -spite of the distorting medium, he was sure that he 'saw a look of trustful love in her eyes. He started the compressed-air apparatus to keep the sea water out of the lock, and opened the outer door. They looked into the .nothingnesK of the ocean bottom. The wall of inky water was hardly illumined by the faint light - that shone from their sleeve-lamps. Donald pressed -Ida's hand. He felt her fingers flutter in his. She under- stoodiwhat she was to do. She placed ler tiead and . shoulders within >the •perture. ••••' : -',- i- ' • . . I Donald raised her feet and pushed her into the sea. He saw the night -of jK»ter BWjyjoy her. -- • - U. S. Posse Goes Into Mexico With ' Bloodhounds—Mex:can Officials Ex- ! press Regret and Aid Search. | Nogales, Ariz., March 1.—Oen. 11. M. Dieguez, the new military commander of tie state of Cunora, Hex., accompanied by the Mexican consul here nnd Alberto E. Figueroii. mayor of No- aales, Sonorti. culled on Francis- .T. Dyer, American consul at Nodules. Sonora, and expressed regrets over the j killing of .T. A. Frasier and the wounding of liis hrothor. Thpy promised full ] CD-operation with American civil and [ military officers in hunting down the luimlits. Tile posse 1 is on the trail of a man known as Kzequiol Tjara and a companion, and is headed for a point railed Syi'io In northern Sonora. Troops from Camp Stephen D. Little linvi 1 heen ssmt to the scene of the killing. - | The body of Alexander Frasier was ! lu'imsrlit here from Montana camp, I whore lie was slain •!>>• Mexican han- diis. Ho wns tit'ty-cisht yours >>U1 and J "np of tlie ht i yt known minin.t: cn^in- vH j rs in the western part of fho United Stales and in Mexico. Ho was a mein- l>pr of the Tnstit.ule of Jllniug En- irineors of New York city. John ' A, l''i-asier formerly lived in Salida, Colo. He was associated with thu slain man in.ttie mining business. •Deputy . sheriffs from Santa Cruz comity and a pose from Tucson -with hloodhounds crossed t!i« international line into Mexico in pursuit of Hie-b.-'.u- dits who killed Frasier. Ship 15 Cars of Eggs in Day. San Francisco, March 1.—-Fifteen carloads of eggs, 2,888.000 in all, 'were shipped from Petaluma, near here, to New York city, the federal bureau of markets announced. 'The announce- went salt) that 40 carloads of eggs, valued at .$420,000, have gone east from here since February 35. BACK ILL THE TIME Mrs. Hill Say« Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound Removed - The Cause. Knoxville; Tenh':- : -'"My back hurt me all the time, I was all run down, could not eat and my head bothered me, all caused by female trouble. I was three years with these troubles and doctors did me no good. Your medicine helped my sister so she advised . A" farmer, shopkeeper, or,tradesman must figure up his net Income for 1919; and If. the farm or business Income plus his other income was sufficient to require an income tax return a complete return must be filed with the collector of Internal revenue by March 10. A farmer should ascertain the gross Income of hi» farm by computing all gains derived from th^e. sale or exchange of Jils'products, whether produced on the farm or purchased aud resold. _ ... Farm Expenses. ' - ' From his-gross income a farmer Is allowed to charge oil all of his necessary expenses in- the conduct of the farm during the year...These include costs of planting, cultivating, harvesting and marketing. In addition to fhese costs he may deduct money spent for ordinary farm tools of short life bonght during the year, such as shovels, rakes, etc. . Also, the cost of feed purchased for his live stock may he treated as an expense In so far as this cost represents actual outlay, but the value of his. own .products fed to ani- jnals Is not a deductible ticm. ' Other farm expenses allowable are the cost of minor repairs on buildings (but not the dwelling house), on fences, wagons and farm machinery; also bills paid for horseshoeing, stock powders, rock salt, services of veterinary, Insurance (except on dwelling bouse), gasoline for operating power and snndry other expenses which were paid for in cash. ^s t» hired help, all the productive labor is a deductible expense; but the wages of household servants, or help hired to improve the farm, as In tree planting, ditching, etc.. cannot be claimed against earnings. A farmer is not allowed to claim a salary for himself or members of his family who work on the farm. Wear and Tear. -Purchase of farm machinery, wagons, work nnimnls, etc., also the cost of construction or extension of buildings, silos, fencing, etc., should be considered additional investments in the farm and are not proper deductions against Income. A reasonable allowance may be claimed for wear and tear on farm buildings (excppr the farmhouse), fences, machinery, work animals, wagons, -tanks, windmills and other farm equipment which is used in the conduct of the farm. As to autos-and tractors, the cost of these is not an expense, although the cost of thHr .upkeep Js nn allowable This Corn Syrup! ,. 'Np.ii^t^-^h^t'<'kuid' : Qf<iable:83!rilp-you,'ve beertusing,. n a pleasant surprise awaits you ifyou haven't yet tried iJUSI! RIGHT. Oorri .Syrup.-It has a flavor that simply can't be duplicated. Piire=and healthful, too. l ; ' Order a can from your grocer today. '••' : THE AMOS-JAMES .GROCER CO., ST. LOUIS k eK.: ,".Ju,st Right en the Label r aiSSMl ' "•KlanJQualify<for1heTable." I '''UIKi'. sun. in ,,!H,,.;,< ,.-»...l» FOOD PRODUCES deflucfion, II tlie machines are useQ ex- clusl.vely for farm: purposes and not for pleasure. Also, ;in such cases, a deduction for wear and tear is allowed. Farm Losses. The luss or a growing crop Is not a proper deduction from income, Inasmuch as tlie value of the crop had not. !-<een taken Into gross income. The loss of a building or of machinery tlirougli storm, lightning, flood, etc., is an allowable deduction, but care should be used to ascertEiin the correct loss sustained as restricted by income tax regulations. . ' No deduction is allowed in the case of loss of animals raised on the farm, but a loss is deductible from gross income if the animals bad been purchased, for draft or breeding purposes. Shrinkage in weight or value of-farm products held for favorable market prices cannot be deducted as a loss, for the reason that when such. products are sold the shrinkage will be reflected in the selling price. Sale of Farms and Land. .The value of agricultural lands has been jumping during the past 'few years, and during 1019 many owners sold out part or nil of their" lands at big profits. All such gains constitute income and must be taken into the net Income for tlie year. Any person who sold part of a farm or ranch, or part of a parcel of land, must also show any gains-realized by tlie sale. . •: The method of figuring gains and Josses. Qjn 4>uch transactions js .pre- scribed In the Income Tax regulations, copies of which may he secured, from Internal Revenue Collectors. • Forms for Returns.' The Internal Revenue Bureau has issued-"an improved Form 1040F for the 'use of farmers. This form, together with Form 1040A or 1040, will setlier with Forrn 104J3A or 1040, will give the farmer, explicit information as to liow to properly figure his net income for 1019. There are two methods of figuring a farmer's, income .tax return this year.- He may make his return on the basis of the difference between the money and goods received for,. his products and the cash paid out for actual allowable farm expenses within the year. Or he may make' his return on ihe ac- trual basis, which means computing the receipts and expenses that'penain to the taxable year, excluding income earned and expenses incurred in previous or succeeding years. EAUKA K; SWARTZ O8TEOPATK1C PHY»fCIAN Chronic D-i*ea«e« • »p«cimtv. Offle* In Laud>r-Niehe!« Bjdf. W. W. HAMPTON Coal and Ice MACKEY, ..COAL ,OFFICE ;;. ; Phon. aw:":..''' '•:'•' Virginia Building DR. ^.W. BARROW ''; NEW HAMILTON 3UII.OINO : 4*«r« t to 11 A. M. and 2 to • P. • ECONOMY COAL YARD j. B'. wobb!fc' j PROP. WMhcd Nut, Egg and Lump '• •• ' Phone: 14»; 1C " HENRY BAIN TRANSFER GET OUR PRICES : ' "... ' Phone 342 K . H.O.HALL&CO. FEED, COAL AND POULTRY ' SUPPLIES ' Phone 233 W. A; BRANDOlN, M. D. GENERAL. PRACTICfc AND TH» EYE,, Ey«a Tested QilaMs's Mtt*£ Virginia Bldg. Carbondal*. lit, CARUSO GIVES WIFE $40,000 Presents Spouse Diamond Necklace In Celebration of His Forty-Seventh Birthday/ New York, March 1.—In defiance of traditional, custom, Enrico Caruso celebrated his forty-seventh birthday by presenting his wife with a ?40.000 diamond necklace of .200 matched stones feud a..big bow-knot brooch; in which n-ehe set a large number of diamonds arid sapphires. • F. L. LINGLE, M. D. General Pcmctlse •peclal attention to Ey«, Ear, and Throat Olcaava Fitted Phonet: Residence 330-2, Office 33t>t HAMILTON & BRADLEY Attorneys at Law Phone 282 K Suite 112-118 New' Hamilton Building DELIA CALDWELJL, M. D, McANALUY BtXLClnG • 211 West Main 8tre*( Office Houre—• to 10 ».M.; 3 to 4 P.B, CARBONDALE CANDY KITCHEN Home Made Candles and loe Telephone S44 Y Money back without questios if HUNT'S Salve fai£ in tb, treatment of ITCH, ECZEMA RINGWpHM. TETTER or other itching skin diseases. Tr» a 75 cent box at our risk "~ HEWITT'S DKOQ STORE 1 DR. H. H. ROTH Practice limited to Diseases of EYE, NOSE, EAR and THROAT Over Woolworth Store, Murphysborq, III. me to take it. I took Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Com__ pound and the Liver Pills and used Lydia E. Pinkham's Sanative _Wash and now I am well, . can eat heartily and work. I give you my thanks for your great medicines. You may publish my letter and I will tell everyone what your medicines did for- me."— Mrs. PEARL HILL, 418Jacksboro St., Knoxville, Tennessee. Hundreds of 'such letters expressing gratitude for the good Lydia E. Pink-' Barn's Vegetable Compound has accomplished are constantly being received, proving the reliability of this grand old remedy. - - ' ;: •"•' ; v i not drag along and continue to suffer day in and day out but at once take Lydia E. P&kham's Vegetable Compound, a woman's remedy for woman's Ola. . for Wheels Are Smooth Roads for Passengers .-'•.: " ' ' '•.'•,/ O '' : W ATCH Overland 4 on rough-cobbles or unpaved roads. The wheels foK -low surface inequalities, but the hew Triplex Springs give car and passengers remarkable riding steadiness. They give !30'-inch Spring.- base to a car of 100-inch wheelbase. T : his makes for the gently buoyant road action of a large, heavy car with the economy in upkeep, fuel and,tires, and convenience of handling 'of a scientiftcally designed 1 ight car. Auto-Lite starting arid lighting, • door-opening curtains and dash light give but a. hint of the completeness and quality which characterize everything 'abcut Overland 4. 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Tafce: OIiveTabfets, the substitute forcatomd. Dr. Edwards' Ofive Tablets are a purely vegetable compound mixed with ohvcoiL ' You wfflfaxw them by their oftve color. They do the work witirout gnping, cramps or pamV '. • •' '•'' ' Take one or two at bedtime for Rbet Eat what you like. l

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