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1JHJE& ftHA'jrUBtOAr IVtOI:VIIVa OOIIRIJER
Hlnco Mr. Urynn and otliorR huvo ad
vocated an Incoiiio tux, all kinds of taxes
liavo been suggested, and attention Iuir
(j been directed to tlio peculiar forniH of
I taxation that have flourished In ,t ho past.
, Years ago it waH deemed warrantable
to tax Rait, candles, leather, brick, soap,
starch, paper and in 1(152 ovon bread and
meat, rotor1 tho Oreat, of Russia, lev
ied a tax on beards, with the laudable
object of making 1)1b subjects wash their
faces and shave. Urnss tokens aro still
to bo bought in that country bearing tlio
wordn, "lleardo pignaiu tiagola," which
means "tho beard tax him been paid."
Mr. F. G. C. Lundy in "Tho Fiscal Phil
utcllHt," given particulars of tho llritish
hut tax of 1781, requiring hatters to tako
out licenses and imposing an ad valorem
stamp duty on every hut sold. In those
days revenues otllcials meeting a man
rt Wh no unlicensed hat used to Inquire,
iS in tho words of tho comic song, "Whores
did you got that hat?'' In esld times,
too, tho Scotch sacrumontal certificates
used to bear a six-penny stamp; u tax on
religious almanacs, glass, stone bottles
and advertisements were among tho
' lineal duties of tho past.
There was also a tax on tho "light of
heaven," in tho shapo of Iniisost on win
dows, until fur in this present century.
This odious and insanitary burden
caused architects and builders to erect
WL houses with as fow windows as poBsiblo,
jm", and to escape tho tax tho wiiulows of
muny houses woro blocked up. Some
of these dark und dismal ubodes aro still
in oxistenco in Englund. Tho Russian
government, u fow yours ngo, decided to
tux korosono oil and mutches virtually
a tnx on light.
In Bomo parts of China a tax is impos
ed on all women entering tho bonds of
matrimony. Travelers to thoses parts
aro obliged to tako a wifo, and when
liioy louvo tno luetics nines iresn nusuanus
to tho benefit of tho revenues. Thoso
who follow tho udvico of the late Ail ah
Isaacs Menkin, and "marry young and
often," aro an acquisition to such a stuto.
A In Sorviu vanity is tuxod in tho shapo of
WL ladies' bustles. In Melbourno Christ
jP mus cards ars taxed ono-ilf th per cent.
Wr Ghristmus, Now Year, Eastor and birth
f day curds would doubtless produce an
upprociablo rovonuo in Englund. It has
been stated that in Woitnar tho author
ities loviod u duty on musical parties.
Tho regulations woro not given, but,
doubtless, solos, duets, trios und quur
tots woro subject to proportionuto rutcs.
Violins, cornots und tho iluto Bhould in
cur special charges. Quito lately un
annual tux of 10 francs has boon imposed
on piunos in Franco. Music has paid
tribute to tuxation in othor ways. A
musical troupe recently crossing tho
frontier of Suxony curried with them u
crown of laurels uwurded thorn at u
triumphul performance. Tho custom
houso otllcors taxed the luurcls as spice.
Massonot, tho composer, it is rolutod,
f wus uIbo charged duty on u crown of
M laurels on tho Gorman frontier. In Iub
cuso tho wreath of fume wus deemed to
m bo woven of "modcinul pluntB." In
Wr' Montreal orgun-grindorB pay a license of
w I $20, and aro only allowed to play at
stilted times. In Vienna they aro also
licensed und reguluted us to hours. In
Franco a certificates, of character, u. dis
tinctive badgo and limitation of hours is
insisted upon. Nolicenso for street mil
f slciaiiB have beon issued for nine years
In St. Petersburg no outdoor musical
performers uro permitted, but in roiuuii
I v .t,c ltu'y there is a very practical regit lu
' tion excluding thoso under 18 yours of
J ugo from tho privileges of u license, In
"'v Now York wunderiug minstrels contrib
ute to tho revenue 91 each, and aro pro
hibited from olaying within a certain
distance of specified buildings or dwell
ings, und outside l'xed hours, liurrol
,. music in tho open is not ullowod to exist
in sunny Spain, but "guily tho trouba
dour twangs his guitar," for which, how
ever, a liconso 1b required.
Tho state tlnancos in Itusalu uro re
cruited by a, graduated incomo tax, coin
mencinir at one nor cont on incomes be-
htweon 1,000 and 2,000 rubles (a rublo
, equals .'Is. 2d.), and increasing at the rato
of ones-tenth por cont on every addition
al 1,000 or fraction of 1,000 rubles. A.
etuiy oi a quarter uopocK (.uisniii one
tenth of u penny) is also imposed on tho
eggs of ull kinds of poultry, which tux
on food realizes soverul million of rubles.
Cycles aro subject to u tax of 8s, in
Franco and of u similar, amount in lira
bunt. ."Thoy do these things better in
Franco"-or worse. Advertisements in the
form of posters or placards are required
to beur a tux stump in Fruuce,which
is distinctly u tux on trade and publicity.
In Ituly. where tho people complain that
M , tho tuxes uro exorbitant, tho voluntary
BtOat tuxes nuld bv tho isuorer c lassos in tho
i . ' v....... .
K' lorni ot lotiory iiuiouihb in a your 10
ovor Jtlil.OOO.OOO. At Latera, this Itul-
iuns recently broko out In open revolt
against tho municipality which hud in
creased t ho hearth tax, and took the
civic buildings by assault, wounding tho
Synelic, but thoy do not agitato ugainst
ho lottery tax. '"In olel Aludrld" liiBt
your thero was torriblo und fatal rioting
It among tho tnon und womon who huwk
vegetables, fruit and othor articles in
tho streets and murkotB, owing to tho
Imposition of u tux on Spanish hawkers.
In 188!) M. Dunnjrwskl, tho Austrian
minister esf finances, who was descrlbi'd
an "tho nimblest solltic!iiu In the world
for inventing now taxes," decided to tax
tho totallwiteurs of betting agencies.
Totallmitours uro establishments on all
German and Austrian race course's. This
system Is to divide nil this monoy Invest
ed on the losing horses among thoso who
backed tho winner, after do hiding 8
por cent commission for this agency.
Thero is no cheating or welshing (Kssslblo
in the plan. A 10 per cent duty on win
nings was decreed. In Franco tho parlmu
tiial,a similar system of butting, is taxed
7 per cent, fi por cent of which isdovotod
to tho relief of tho Kxsr. Bookmakers
are also taxed. Thero is also a munici
pal tax of 10 per cent deducted from tho
receipts of theatrical und public enter
tainments, which is also assigned for tho
benefit of tho unfortunate. This rovo
nuo is, principally distributed in tho
shape esf grants to public charities and
hospitals, thus making pleasure come to
tho resctio of jtovorty and this relief esf
pain. In Sweden commercial travellers
visiting that country liavo to pay 100
kroner (about iX lis.) for every month,
or part thereof, they may remain for tho
privilege of transacting their business.
W O'CLOCK 1EI WOL
At an afternoon tea recently, u bright
young girl begged leave tes inspect tho
dregs esf her hostess' teacup and
straighway evolved from their peculiar
shapo, size and situation such an amus
ing horoscopo of tho owner's futurb ca
reer as called forth tho laughing plaud
its of her hearers, writes Alico P. Raker
in tho February Ludk Homo Jour
nal. A quaint superstition is that of be
lieving that destiny lies hidden in tho
innocont-looking dregs of a teacup, and
an idea suggested Itself which was
Bpcodily materialized for a tea-party
which wo woro about to givo. On
heavy white wuter color paper I llrst
drew a prottily and oddly shaped teacup
and on tho reverse sldu a second one.
On heavy linen note paper I drew a
goodly number of leaves of the sumo
Tho two heavy covers I painted bluo
and white, lidding little touches of gold
hero and thero, whero most ofTective.
An irregularly-shaped white space
was loft in tho centre of tho top cover,
in which was printed with pen and gold
ink, "Five O'clock Tea." Tho inner sido
of tho cup was simulated at tho top,
tho edges being outlined with gold.
Within this rim was printed "Cup of
On tho first of tho note paper loaves
was painted u design of a hand holding
a tiny invorted teacup with the lines:
Leaves of tcu
Slmw for mo
My ilcxtlny I
extending carelessly downono sido in
gold letters. Holes woro then punched
in both covers and loaves at tho top of
tho bundle and flno gold cord run
through and fastened securely. A
length of tho cord, to which a small,
white program pencil was attached, de
pended from this.
Tho fair young possesor was to ask
tho friends gatherod about her tea-table
to read her fortune in tho depths of hor
own cup and then transfer it with data
und signature , to the leaves of the littlo
Now is tho timo to take a trip to Flor
ida via tho Missouri Pacific route. City
ticket ofllco 1261 O street, Lincoln.Nob.
In tho grout Ilccnuu-Suyors light,
Ileonuu stood six feet two inches, and
weighed 100 pounds.
Sayors five foot, eight and one half
inches and weighed only 1G4 pounds.
Corbott stands six foot, one and a half
inches and weighs 100 pounds.
Mitchell 'stands flvo foot, nine a half
inches und weighs 175 pounds.
But despite the grout difference in
weight Heenan found it impossible to
win hia battlo from Sayors and only suc
ceeded in getting a drnw.
John Morrisoy stood only flvo foot
eleven to Hoonan's nix foot two, and wan
much his inferior in weight, but Morri
son beat Heenun lifter 11 terrific battlo,
lasting only twenty-ones minutes.
Tom Allen weighed only 175 pounds
and stood only flvo feet nino and a half
inches, to McCooIo'b 200 pounds and six
foot, ones inch and yet A lion beat him
Statk oi' Oh U'i Citv or Tolkiso,
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Frank. J. Chew makes oath that ho
is tho senior partner of tho firm of F. J.
Cheney &. Co doing business in tho
City of Toledo, County and state aforo-
said, and thjU said firm will pay tho
sum or 0;Vi HUNDRED DOLLARS
for each Mid every caso of catarrh that
cutinot bo cured thy the use esf Hull's
FRANK J. CHENEY.
Sworn to before mo and subscribed in
my presence, thiB (1th day esf De'cember,
A. D. 1880.
A. W. GLEASON,
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thrlvo on abuse'.
Texas is ones of
them. T h a t
states has boon
for years a butt
of ridicules and
abuse; but It
tains its closes
progress, a 11 d
co nt I nues fo
boom. The following is an interesting
addition to the Texas roasts:
Tho dovll In hell wes'res tesld was chain
ed, and 11 thousand yours ho there re
mained; ho neither complained, nor elid
he groan, but determined to start a hell
of his own, where ho would torment the
souls of men without being chained hi a
prison pen, So ho asked the Lord if ho
had 011 hand anything left when ho
mailo tho land. This Ijord said "Yos,
I had plenty on hand, but I left it down
on this Rio Grande. The fact Is, olel
isesy, tho stuff is poor; I don't think you
can uses it in hell any more." Hut the
devil went down to lesok nt tho truck,
and ho said if it caiuu as a gift ho was
stuck; for after after examining it cans
fully and well, ho concluded the place
was tens dry for a hell. So in order to
got it otr Ills hand, the Lord promised
tho devil to water tho land; for ho had
some water, or rather some dregs, a reg
ular cathartic and studied like bad eggs.
Henco tho trade was closed, tho deed
was given, and tho Lord wont back to
his homo in heaven. And the dovll
then said "I've ull that is needed to
make a good hell," and henco ho suc
ceeded. Ho began to put thorns on all
tho trees anil mixed up tho sand with
millions of fleas. Ho scattered tarantu
las along all tho roads, put thorns on
tho cactus and horns on the toads. lie
lengthened tho horns 011 the Texas
steers, and put an addition to the rab
bit's cars. Ho put a little dovll in tho
broncho stood, and poisoned tho feet esf
the centipede. Tho rattlesnake bites
you, tho scorpion stings, tho mosquito
elelights you with his buzzing wings
Tho sand burn prevail and bo do this
ants, and those who sit down need half
soles on their pants. The dovll thou
said that throughout the laud ho'd
manage to keep up this devil's own
brand, and ull would bo "mavericks" un
less thoy bore murks of scratches and
bites and thorns by tho score Tho heat
in tho summer is 11 hundred und ton, too
hot for tho devil, und too hot for men.
Tho wild hour roams through tho black
chapparel, '"Tis a hell of 11 place ho has
for a holl."
Tho now Western Association which
was organized on tho ruins of tho old I.
I league at Chicago lust week ought to
bo 11 winner. At its head is an excel
lent stair of otllcors well qualified tes fill
tho positions tojwhich they are assigned.
President Rowo knows tho game in all
its phases, having been a player, man
ugor ami magnate. What he does not
know about tho national sport and the
methods necessary to conduct it success
fully iB not wortlv, knowing. Vice-President
Ilickoy in a prominent business
man of Lincoln, anil while ho has not 11
national reputation, his business iiuiili
ties aro highly spoken of by this press of
his city. Ah for W. W. Kent, treasurer
of tho now organization, ho needs no in
troduction to thoso identified with or
who takes an interest in tho game
throughout tho great west. Sporting
e bull it 11
This Lincoln correspondent of tho
Sportina News says:
"Tho university boys have some ele
gant material hi school, und can have
sonio Hrst-class ball if thoy aro properly
trained. Thin is tho timo for them to
rustles. They can get tho best t ruining
this year by practicing with tlio leaguo
team. 1 liavo no doubt but that this lat
ter will bo glad to have them round us a
sort of 11 second nino, as thero will not
bo many "subs" hired thiB year to warm
tho bench. I hope to sou university
boys swing into line and mako a record
umong tho college clubs hereabout."
Tho Chicago Inter Ocean, that great
roptiblicun nowspupor, has not sobered
by the recent era of financial depression
but has gono right along adding to its
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TIiIh is a vory thus csluliloshnifiit -probably hotter than anything of this kind
in tho world.
Capacity, l,r00 baths daily.
Artesian iiiimsral water is used.
Separate iiecniiumsdatioiiH aro provided for both Boxes.
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