Mercedes Tribune (Mercedes, Tex.), Vol. 5, No. 3, Ed. 1 Friday, March 15, 1918 Page: 4 of 8
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FIRST STATE BANK-GUARANTY FUND BANK-DONNA, TEXAS
Capital and Surplus over $32,000.00'
We Want Your Business
I f\ i
A1 waysW elcome
“You little rascal—played along the way, didn't you?
Kept grandma waiting! Oh well, it’s all right. Because
is always right. It’s worth waiting for. Always wel-
come. Never shirks its work. Never fails. Never
wastes minutes or materials and I know it’s pure and
wholesome, as Calumet contains only such ingredients
as have been approved officially by the U. S. Food
You save when you buy it—you save when you use it.
WITH OUR CHURCHES
-William G. McAdoo.
RICH AND POOR, OLD AND
YOUNG CAN SERVE AND
MUST AID TO BRING
“We have a great deal ©I
money to raise anid, it cannot be
raised by bankers alone.
. “The banks of this country
have not the resources to sus-
tain America’s needs in this
war and to enable America to
extend to our Allies who are
fighting with us the essential
aid which tlhey must have to
enable them to g© on with the
“The rich 'people of this
country alone cannot do it. The
THE INCOME TAX.
Collector Gives Some Information
(A. S. Walker, Internal Revenue Col-
Austin, Texas, March 9.—From the
many inquiries reaching this office,
it seems that there is still great
confusion throughout the state about
filing reports of income, required un-
der the new revenue law passed by
On account of unavoidable delay in
receiving some of the blanks, the
time- for filing all reports was ex-
tended from March 1st to April 1st,
1918, and for this year reports filed
on or before April 1st will not be
subject to penalty.
During January and February,
about eighty revenue .officers visited
different points in the state for the
purpose of assisting persons inter-
ested in the preparation of their re-
ports. I will not be able to utilize
that number of officers for that pur-
pose during the rnont hof March, but
during that time about forty men
will be employed in that work. They
will be stationed in the larger cities
and towns of the state. Others of
them will be employed in traveling
from point to point.
I think the attention of the pub-
lic should be directed again to the
importance of giving attention im-
mediately to the necessity of filing
the reports required at the proper
time. The law imposes heavy pen-
alties for failure in that respect, and
the public has been afforded every
facility to comply with the law.
This office has received many ’re-
ports already, but I am quite sure
that there are many thousand reports
not yet filed. Some people appar-
ently believe that the income tax law
was not made for them. It should he
remembered that the recent revenue
law made radical changes in the for-
mer income tax law, so that many
people who were formerly not affect-
ed by it are required to make re-
Persons who have already filed re-
ports should see to , it that their
neighbors do likewise, provided, of
course, the law touches them. The
government will require every man
affected by this law to make report;
those who are delinquent will be dis-
covered by revenue officers and
when thus discovered will be liable
I call special attentiton to the fpl-
Lowing requirements of the law:
Every unmarried person receiv-
ing, during 1917, a net income of $1,-
000.00, or more, and every married
person receiving a net income of $2,-
000.00, or more, is required to make
a report, using form 1040-A. If the
net income was $3,000.00 or more,
form 1040 should be used.
Every person receiving a net in-
come of $6,000.00 or more, is requir-
ed to file a report under the war ex-
cess profits tax law, using form 1101.
Every person who pays to another
person, firm or corporation $800.00
or more, in the way of rents, sala-
ries or interest, must report the fact,
using form 1099 and form 1096.
All corporations are required to
report on Form 1031 and this report
is required, regardless of whether
the company had an income.
Every corporation having a net in-
come of $3,000.00 .or more, must file
a report under the war excess pro-
fits tax law, using form 1103; like-
wise a report showing each payment
of rent, salary,, or interest, amount-
ing to $800.00 'or more, using form
Partnerships receiving a net in-
come of $6,000.00 or more, must file
a report under the war excess profits
tax law, using form 1102. They must
also file returns of information on
form 1099, accompanied by form
1096, showing all payments*of sala-
ries, rents or interest amounting to
$800.00 or more.
Reports on form 1099 are required
of banks that pay interest on de-
posits, either to individuals or to
other hanks, in fact this report is
required for any payment amounting
to $800.00 or more, by any person,
firm or corporation, to another per-
son, firm or corporation, except in
the payment of corporate dividends.
All persons, firms or corporations
who pay any fixed or determinable
income to a non-resident alien are
required to file report on form 1042,
and withhold income tax at the
source. Also corporations paying in-
terest on tax free bonds are re-
quired to report such payments
monthly on form 1012. Bond interest
paid to non-resident aliens is suby
ject to withholding, whether bond£
carry tax-free clause or not.
men of this country alone can-
not do it. The women of this
country alone cannot do it.
“But all of us, the people of
the United States, by disre-
garding partisanship, forget-
ting selfish interest, thinking
only of the supremacy of the
right and determined to vindi-
cate the majesty of our ideals
and to secure the safety of
America and civilization, can
do this great and splendid
piece of work.
“Our business these days is
to think only in terms of
America; to forget self; to for-
get ambition; to forget parti-
sanship; to forget everything
except right and justice and
triumph for America’s cause
and the suppression forever of
those, infamous things which
have cast civilization itself into
the darkness during these last
three horrible years.
“Every man, woman and
child in this country who wants
to serve can serve and each can
serve in a very simple and ef-
fective way. Every twenty-
five cent piece invested in war
savings stamps is a loan to
your Government and every
twenty-five cent piece will do
something to help.” — From
speech delivered at .Washing-
ington 'by William G. McAdoo,
secretary of the United States
Catholic Church Notice
Church of Our Lady of Mercy. Masses
7 and 10 a.m.; Rosary and benediction
7:30 p.m. every Sunday. Oblate Fathers.
Methodist Church Notice
Sunday school every Sunday at 9:45 a.m.;
preaching service morning and evening on the
second and fourth Sundays of each month;
Epworth league every Sunday at 7 p.m. You
are cordially invited to meet with us.
Preaching at 11 a.m. and 8:15 p.m.; Sun-
day school, 9:45 a.m.; Sunbeams, 5 p.m.;
Junior B. Y. P. U., 6 p.m.; Senior B. Y. P.
U., 7 p.m.; prayer meeting every Wednesday
evening, at 8 p.m. A cordial invitation is ex-
tended to all to attend these services.
La jPrimera Iglesia Bautista de Mercedes
Preaching every third Sunday and every
Thursday night by Rev. George B. Mixim of
Brownsville. Sunday school every Sabbath at
9:35 a.m. The public generally is cordially
invited to attend all services.
Evangelical Lutheran Church
“I was glad when they said unto me, ‘Let
us go into the house of the Lord.’ ” Ps. 122, 1.
Services: German, every Sunday morning at
10 o’clock; English, second Sunday of every
month at 7 :30 p.m.; parochial daily _ school:
Religion and German taught in addition to
the usual subjects, no tuition fee. Bible class:
Adult English, second Wednesday and last
Sunday of every month at 8 p.m.; ladies” aid,
first Sunday of every month. Paul G. Birk-
German Lutheran Ebenezer Church
Remember all Germans that we hold ser-
vices every Sunday at 10 o’clock a.m. Every-
body welcome. J. Herzig, ^padtor.
Mid-week prayer meeting on Wed-
nesday night at 7:30 p. m.
Sunday school at 9:45 a. in.
Morning service every Sunday at
11 a. m. and evening worship at 7:30.
The pastor Rev. Jas. T. Pharr will
preach at these services.
The meeting of the Young People’s
society is Sunday night at 6:45 p. m.
Newcomers, soldiers and strangers
are all given a hearty invitation to
come and worship at this church.
MAYER and TOOLAN
H. B. Noblett Mgr.
ROB’T. B. LEDBETTER
Mercedes Lodge No. 1010, A. F. & A. M.,
meets second and fourth Tuesday nights at
8 p.m. All visiting Masons cordially invited
JOHN LANGE, W. M.
T. J. FIKES, Secretary
POOH MR. M’ADOO!
Poor Mr. McAdoo!
Think of the jobs he hitched up to—
The treasury, the railroad crew,
The income tax and then a few.
Each week they hand him something
To tax his time and temper too;
He has to know when loans are due,
What source to get his - billions
What fund to pass each dollar to,
Which tax is what, and who is who;
What bonds to sell and what renew,
Which “trust” to coax and which to
Estimates Cheerfully Given
On All Kinds of Work.
DONNA and MISSION, - TEXAS'
I GOOD SERVICE GOOD CUISINE =
CLEAN AIRY ROOMS
RATES $2 PER DAY
K. M. LEAR, Proprietor
5 RENOVATED REFURNISHED 3
He stretches out each, day to two,
To do things he has to do;
The job would flounder me or you—
But it’s a cinch for McAdoo.
IE WOMEN ONLY KNEW.
STAMPS SHOULD BE IN
ALL TEX. CASH DRAWERS
The Government wants thrift
and war savings stamps sold in
every store, in every bank and
in -all places frequented by the
public. To become an agent it
is only necessary to obtain an
application blank from the
County Chairman or State Di-
rector of the National War
Savings Committee, sign it and
mail to the State Director at
Dallas, Tex. Stamps may be
obtained from the Federal Re-
serve Bank or through the lo-
cal bank or postoffice. In be-
coming an agent there is no
loss liability as the thrift
stamps are always convertible
into War Savings *' Stamps
which are worth more every
month and can be cashed at
the postoffice at any time at
wihat they cost plus interest.
There is more Catarrh in this section of
the country than all other diseases put
together, and until the last few years
was supposed to he incurable. For a
great many years doctors pronounced it a
local disease and prescribed local reme-
dies, and by constantly failing to cure
with local treatment, pronounced it incur-
able. Science has proven Catarrh to be a
constitutional disease, and therefore re-
quires constitutional treatment. Hall’s
Catarrh Cure, manufactured by F. J.
catavrn cure, manuiacturea uy t1. j.
Cheney & Co., Toledo, Ohip, is the only
Constitutional cure on the market. It is
taken internally. It acts directly on the
blood and mucous surfaces of the system.
They offer one hundred dollars for any
-case it fails -to cure. Send for circulars
Address: F. J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo, O.
Sold by Druggists, 75c.
Take Hall's Family Pills for constipation.
Near beer and temperance drinks
•coming within the designation of
malt liquor are included in the presi-
dent’s proclamation limiting brewers
of beer to 70 per cent of the amounts
of grains and other food materials
that were used last year.
What a Heap of Happiness it Would
Bring to Mercedes Homes.
Hard to do housework with an ach-
ing back. , - j
Brings you hours of misery at
leisure or at work.
If women onlly knew the cause—
Backache pains often c-ome from
‘Twould save much needless woe.
Doan’s Kidney Pills are for weak
Many residents of this vicinity en-
Mrs. T. Guernsey, 2016 Farragut
St., Laredo, Tex., says: “M^ kid-
neys were inactive and I suffered
from backaches. I also' had nervous
and dizzy spells. Doan’s Kidney Pills
gave me relief. I recommend Doan’s
to all sufferers from kidney trouble,
for they bring quick results.”
Price 60c, at all dealers. Don’t
simply ask for a kidney remedy—get
Doan’s Kidney Pills—the same that
Mrs. Guernsey had. Foster-Milburn
Co., Mfgrs., Buffalo, N. Y. ,
THE KAISER’S MISSION.
The kaiser in addressing German
recruits at Potsdam, recently said:
“Only one is master in the empire
and I am that one; I will tolerate
“I represent monarchy by the
grace of God.
“You must all have one' will, and
that is my will; there is only one
law and that is my law.
“If I ordered you to shoot down
your relatives, brothers,—y’es, even
your parents—you must obey me
And again, September 13, 1914:
“The Spirit of God has descended
upon me because I am German em-
“I am the instrument of the Most
High; I am His Sword, His repre-
sentative on earth;; woe and death
to those who oppose my will; death
to the infidel who denies my mis-
sion; God demands their destruction
—God who by my mouth summons
you to carry out His decrees.
The campaign to raise a second
$100,000,000 has been announced by
the American Red Cross for the week
beginning May 6. To date nearly
$90,000,000 has been appropriated for
war relief work.
The Hidalgo & Starr
Counties Abstract Co.
Its extensive experience in the Lower Rio Grande Valley
and complete abstracts of Hidalgo County lands enables it
to turn out work in its line promptly, correctly and at
WRITE OR PHONE
O. J. CRESSWELL
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A sure remedy for that tired feeling.
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yet it is non-intoxicating.
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San Antonio Brewing Ass’n.
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Hoyt, L. T. Mercedes Tribune (Mercedes, Tex.), Vol. 5, No. 3, Ed. 1 Friday, March 15, 1918, newspaper, March 15, 1918; Mercedes, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth635040/m1/4/: accessed May 19, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Dr. Hector P. Garcia Memorial Library.