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THE BEE: OMAHA, WEDNESDAY. JAisuAKV 8. 1917
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BOND ISSUE SORE;
NEW TAXES GO ON
Secretary M'Adoo Gives Jjlotice
of Deficit and What Treas
ury Will Need.
INCOME TAX IS DOUBLED
Washington, Jan. 2. Secretary Mc
Adoo estimated that under existing
revenue laws the government's deficit
on June 30, 1918 will be $279,000,000
and that in order to meet this condi
tion and give the treasury the neces
sary working balance of $100,000,000
congress will hav. to raise $379,000,-
000 additional revenue during the
coming fiscal year. The secretary
takes it for granted that bonds will be
issued for $184,256,000 to reimburse
the general fund for $162,418,000 esti
mated expenditures for the Mexican
border patrol up to June 30, 1917, and
for $21,838,000, estimated expenditures
for the Alaskan railway to June 30,
1918. This would leave $194,817,000
to be raised by taxation.
1 New Income Tax Law.
New federal taxes on incomes,
estates, munition manufacturers, cor
poration stocks and certain business,
became effective with the new year
todays and revenue collectors are
making vigorous efforts to obtain
early returns. The taxes are pro
vided by the emergency recenue bill
enacted by congress on September 8.
Unmarried persons with net in
comes of $3,000 or more and heads of
families with incomes of $4,000 or
more are subject to pay a normal tax
of 2 per cent, instead of the present
rate of 1 per cent and additional
taxes are imposed on incomes of more
than $20,000 by a graduated scale run
ning f rem 1 to 13 per cent. A tax of
2 per cent is made oh the income of
corporations with stock valued at
$75,000 or more; the former rate was
1 per cent
A graduated tax of from 1 to 10 per
cent is laid on estates of $50,000 or
more when they are transferred.
Munition rranufacturers are taxed
l2'i per cent of their net profits. Cor
porations are subject to a special ex
cise tax of 50 cents a year for each
$1,000 of fair value of capital stock in
excess of $99,000.
Among the new annual taxes on
special business are these: Securities
brokers, $30; pawnbrokers, $50; Cus
tom house brokers, $10; ship brokers,
$20; Theaters, $25 to $100, according
to scaling capacities with rates one
half as great in towns of 5,000 or less;
circuses, $100; other public amuse
ment shows, excepting chautauquas
and educational exhibits, $10; bowling
alleys and billard rooms, $5 for each
alley or table; tobacco manufacturers,
sliding scale of rates determined by
sales. ' '
Special taxes heretofore collected
from commission merchants and com
mercial brokers are abolished.
Redskin Basket Tossers
Coming Here for Game
Omaha sport, fans will have a
chance to see a real basket ball team
composed of Indians next Thursday
night, when the Cheyenne Indians, the
only remaining redskin basket ball
five in the country, .meets the crack
Brandeis Stores team at the Young
Men's Christian association gymna
sium. They Cheyennes are on a trip
through the southwest, and consented
to stop off Thursday night and show
Omaha fans just how easy it is to beat
the white man at his own game.
South High Five Will
Play Commerce Friday
Coach Patton's fast basket five won
their game at Manilla last Friday. The
final score was 23 to 10. At the close
of the first half the South Side coach
left his pupils to catch the last train
to Omaha. The score then was 4 to 4.
The Packers play Commerce High
school on the South Side gymnasium
floor Friday evening, according to the
present schedule. The Commerce
team is the same as last year and al
though it was decisively beaten by the
Pattonites then, chances are that the
scale will be turned this week.
"One Touch of Nature Makes the
Whole World Kin."
It's a commendable trait that when
something has been of benefit to us.
we want to share it with others who
stand in need of the same help. It's
the touch of Nature that makes the
whole world kin the wanting to be
helpful to our fellow-men. That is
why people who have used Chamber
lain's Cough Remedv write letters to
the manufacturers about it, and ask
to have them published so that others
will know what to do under the same
circumstances. Behind every one of
these letters is the warm hearted wish
of t e writer to be of use to some one
Coldi Need Attention.'
Yonr cold needs Dr. Ball's IMne-Tur-Honey;
it cuts phlegm, kills Kerm, stop
the cough. Only H3. All drugglsu. Adv.
. In Base Ball Rules
Boston, Mass., Jan. 2. Suggestions
for restoring the balance in base ball,
which, he contends, has become lost
through the advantages enjoyed by
the defensive side of the game, were
advanced today by President Percy
D. Haughton of the Boston National
league club. Haughton brought up
the subject at the recent meeting of
the National league, which voted to
have a rules committee meet with a
similar body from the American
league to consider revision.
"Here are six ideas I have heard ad
vanced, each of which has merit," he
"Move first and third bases about
four or five feet nearer home plate,
not disturbing the position of second.
' Eliminate the spit ball delivery.
"Let the batter walk on three
"Have only one foul strike.
"Have a much more drastic balk
"Reduce the width of the plate by
a few inches."
Amsden, Mregier -and
In the three-men merry-go-round at
the Farnam the Amsden-Refregier-Devine
trio lead with a 1,751 total.
The tournament lasts through Janu
ary. A large entry has already par
ticipated. Olsen and Zimmerman
Win Doubles Tournament
-?The double tournament foiled on
the Omaha alleys New Tear's day,
was won by Olsen and Zimmerman
with a low total of 1,166. Scores were
real low, most of the pin sharks hav
ing taken part in the New Year's eve
celebration. This, together with the
cross-six alley system kept the totals
far below the standard. Twenty-six
teams participated in the contest. The
following teams were the prize win
ners: Olsen-Ztmmerman - 1,16c
Mtddauffh-Hanunond, Fremont. 1,164
F. Jarosh-A. Bowers 1,143
Bishop Stuntz Preaches
Sermon at Trinity Methodist
Trinity Methodist church was filled
to hear Bishop Homer C. Stuntz in
the farewell to the old year services
Sunday night. His sermon was on
"Divine Guidance" and was forceful in
apt and eloquent illustration. The
presence of his oldest brother, who
was visiting him from his home near
Marsballtown, la, made the occasion
interesting. The choir sang appropri
ate music for the occasion.
Jack Britton Defends His
. Title Against Jimmy Duffy
Buffalo, N. Y., Jan. 2, Jack Britton
defended his title of welterweight
champion against Jimmy Duffy here
this afternoon. Just before the gong
in the seventh round Britton put
Duffy to the floor with a right cross.
Again in the ninth Duffy was knocked
down for a long count. Britton out
generaled Duffy after the Lockport
lad apparently had the fight well won.
Bad Weather Interfere
With Southern Dog Race
Grand Junction, Tenn., Jan. 2.
Cloudy weather and light showers
handicapped the eighteen dogs which
ran first series heats today in the
derby of the United States Field Trial
club and bird finds were few and none
gained a decided advantage. The re
maining four braces of the twenty-six
dogs entered will have their first
series trials tomorrow.
ljuif ford Beat Johnson.
Kansas City, Jan. 2. Bam Langford of
Rogton was awarded a referee's decision over
Jim JohnKon of New York, at tbe end of
a twelve-round bout here this afternoon.
The men are negro heavyweights.
We're Going to Keep
All During 1917
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TO THE WAR MOSTLY
New York Commission Reports
on Reasons for the Uplift
in Food Prices.
NO REMEDY IS PROPOSED
New York, Jan. 2. Although in
numerable domestic causes are cited
as having contributed to the steady
increase in the cost of living in recent
years, the most recent rise is attrib
uted in large measure to the European
war, according to a report on foods
and markets submitted to Governor
Whitman by the Wicks legislative in
vestigating committee, the governor's
market commission, and the mayor's
food supply committee. The creation
of a state market department of
"proper size, scope and power," and
of departments of similar character
in tbe cities of the state are urged as
"a matter of vital immediate neces
sity." The vast quantities of foodstuffs
shipped to Europe, the report says,
have materially reduced the supply in
this country. In the first nine months
of 1914 exports of breadstuff's amount
ed to $172,000,000; in the first nine
months of 1916 the breadstuffs ex
ported amounted to $337,000,000. Sim
ilar comparisons are given with refer
ence to other products. It is also
pointed out that while the production
of potatoes in the United States this
year has been 300,000,000 bushels, ex
ports amounting to 2,700,000 bushels
were recorded to October 1.
Some Other Reasons
Other factors which hare con
tributed to the high cost of living are
enumerated,, m. part, a follows:
Lack of proper transportation and
Waste of time and money in dupli
cate delivery and order service.
The increasing tendency of young
men and young women to leave the
farms for the cities.
Insufficient appropriations for ag
ricultural education and research.
Loss of live stock through disease,
which might be overcome by the in
auguration of a veterinary service de
veloped along the lines of that in
practice in Europe.
Lack of talent to assist the fanning
community in the prosecution of sci
entific work for the further develop
ment of the farms.
Operation as Result of
Foot Ball Injury Fatal
York, Neb., Jan. 2.-(Special Trie
gram.) Michael Beaver, a young
farmer who resided about six miles
northeast of York, died while under
going an operation at the Lutheran
hospital in York today. Mr. Beaver
was one of the star foot ball players
on the York High school foot ball
team several years ago, and the opera
tion which he was undergoining to
day was for the relief of an injury
which he sustained several years ago
while playing foot ball
State Municipal League
Will Meet at Hastings
Hastings, Neb., Jan. 2. (Special
Telegram.)- The city council and
the Chamber of Commerce, in joint
session tonight, made preparation for
the annual convention of the Ne
braska League of Municipalities, in
this city on January 24. and 25. All
of the spare time will be given over
to entertainment, which will include
a banquet The program covers s
wide range of subjects, chief among
which will be a discussion of the com
mission and city manager forms of
Jealous Man Kills Woman
and Then Shoots Self
Lincoln. Jan. 2. On a street crowd
ed with theater-goers near the center
of the business district tonight, John
Stearns, a restaurant man, shot and
instantly killed Mrs. Nora Nelson, a
dressmaker, and then shot himself,
dying in a few minutes. Both man
and woman were about 30 years old.
Acquaintances of the two say Stearns
was jealous of the woman. Meeting
her on the street he upbraided her for
going to Omaha with another, as he
claimed, and receiving no satisfactory
explanation, shot her. Mrs. Nelson's
former home was Edgemont, S. D.,
where relatives live.
Fontenelle Man Badly
. Hurt by Gasoline Engine
Fremont, Neb., Jan. 2. (Special.)
Fred Boschult of Fontenelle was
brought to a local hospital suffering
with injuries sustained when his cloth
ing caught in a gasoline engine he
was operating. Mr. Boschult sus
tained a deep cut over the left eye and
bruises and cuts about the body. His
coat and vest were torn from him.
When fellow workmen reached him
he was lying on the ground uncon
scious. The engine had been stopped
when he became caught in the gov
ernor. Table Rock to Hare Revival.
Table Rock, Neb., Jan. 2. (Spe
cial.) Rev. Mr. Tsgg, advance man
for the "Humble Evangelistic com
pany," with his wife arrived in Table
Rock s few days ago, and Rev. Hum
ble is expected soon. Work on the
tabernacle began Monday. Com
mittees have been appointed and the
revival is to begin January 7 and will
continue for a month or thereabouts.
All the churches have united in the
movement and there will be no re
ligious services in any of them dur
ing the tabernacle meetings.
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Presbyterian Church of
Aurora Burns Mortgage
Aurora, Neb., Jan. 2. (Special.)
The Presbyterian church of this city
has lifted its entire debt and its mem
bership celebrated Sunday the burning
of their mortgage. Last week they
took the matter in hand and in a
short time had pledges sufficient to
wipe out the debt. The Women's
society of the church cashed in the
pledges which were not in cash and
the debt was a thing of the past. The
members felt so good about the man
ner in which the church has been
conducted that they got up a purse
of $75 and presented it to their pas
tor, Dr. J. H. Salsbury, as a Christ
mas gift. Dr. Salsbury has been with
the church several years and its prog
ress has been marked under his lead
Notes from Niobrara.
Niobrara, Neb., Jan. 2. (Special.)
The mask ball given by the Com
munity club at the hall was s grand
success. Total receipts were $175.
This sum will be used for good road
purposes. The Community club has
been an active figure in promoting
better roads in Niobrara.- Within the
last year, under the direction and
overseeing of Charles Barrington, the
road east of town was built Over
$20,000 in cash was paid out on this
piece of road.
Claude Lenger, who was hurt m
the falling of bridge pilings, is get'
ting along nicely, but it will be some
time before he will be able to set
back to his work.
George C. Koster, who ws re
cently appointed state game warden
by Governor-elect Neville,, has moved
his family to Lincoln.
Everybody iraoa Bso Want Ada.
Jnat to koop oar tailors barn, wa ara
sivtm an txtra pair of It pants aa
solnuly boa with ovarr am to. 4 1 3
tailored to roar msasmra aA
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flue dorabte taUortanr Into oar aloinaa,
and don't (arret tWe it't tno kind at
style, Qoeitty and vahn that soste
Coma 15th and Horn ay Sta.
Means a Clear Tntk for Eich Cill
Tor each Ion; distance eaU, we xmot etiidi
an entire circuit made up of two wire. ,
. Enough of then cinraiU must bo buffi, oper
ated and kept in repair to provide aervke to
any point at any moment. For many hours each
day the wires are idle, but they must always be
ready for service should anyone want to use
Telephone calls cannot be hung on a book
to be distributed out through several hours, as
operators may have time, or wires may be clear,
to send them. Every call must be handled as
quickly as possible, because there is a party
ready to talk.
The large majority of long distance calls are
handled in a few hours during the busy part of
the day. The rest of the time an expensive
equipment is practically idle.
Only One Conversation On a Circuit
If a railroad company were forced to keep a
track clear from one end to the other for each
train and haul but one car at a time on that
train, freight rates would be extremely high.
Only one telephone message at a time can be
carried on the telephone track of two wires. Tor
every telephone call we must have a clear track
from ope end to the other.
Many long distance lines carry very few
calls not enough to pay the cost of keeping the
wires in repairyet to give a universal service
these lines must be held ready for such calls as
our patrons want to send.
NEBRASKA TELEPHONE COMPAIY
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