Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, May 17, 1921, Page 2, Image 2
lliCi BCit: U M AHA, HCiMJAt, MAI 11, li;L- Revision PlailS 'Woman Reaches Omaha! Liverpool Homes (Extradition Granted r r r in I 1 ! r A n in For Taxes Swamp Senate Hearing On Cross-Country Hike Finance Committee Near Firt Defense of Excess Profits Tax Other Suggestions Are Made. Washington, May 16. The senate finance committee was swamped at hearings today with suggestions for revision of the federal tax laws. It heard for the first time a defense of the excess profits tax as well as pleas for reduced taxes and elimina . tion of alleged discriminatory pro visions against business. C. C. Hanch of Indianapolis and G. M. Graham of Buffalo, speaking for the national automobile Cham ber of Commerce, were chief wit nesses from the industrial ranks and urged removal of the excess profits, luxury, excise transportation and consumption taxes. H. A. Harris of Chicago, a ccrti fied public accountant, was the cham pion of the excess profits tax. Mr, Harris also urged exemption of cor poration dividends from personal in come surtaxes. Frank E. Srdman of'C-rand Rapids, Mich., took still another tack on the orofits tax attention.' suggestion a tax on undistributed earnings of corporations to make good losses caused by repeal of the profits tax. Attempts of officials during the war 1o differentiate between essential and non-essential industries has left bad vSpots in the nation's commercial life, said Mr. Graham. Mr. Hanch stressed the need of the country for an equilibrium be tween supply and demand. He de clared increasing the tax burden would make more remote restoration , of the business balance which he said was necessary for an early revival of commerce and industry. The subject of high taxes got on to the senate floor today. Senator LaFollctte, republican, Wisconsin, a 'member of the committee, charged that there was a definite trend among members of the .finance committee to "shift the tax order from the ricl to the great common people." , Wallace Opposes hi m AiasKa Opefai Burned to Ground By Raiding Party For Alleged Murderers Miss Helena Zielinska. New York, passed through Omaha Monday on her way from New York to San Francisco, where she expects to finish her journey in August. She has traveled 1,600 miles of her jour ney. Her next long stop will be Denver. Miss Zielinska is a former Y. .-W.'C A. worker in New York and when she finishes her journey she will write a book and then go to Poland to do Y. W. C. A. work. Except for an occasional lift in auto mobiles, she is walking: all the way. ' Secretary Declares Develop ment Board "Would Be r Highly Prejudicial." Washington, May 16. Opposition to the bill to create an Alaskan De velopment board was expressed by Secretary of Agriculture in a letter today to Representative Curry of California, chairman of the house committe on territories. "The enactment of this measure," Secretary Wallace said, "would be liighlv prejudicial to national inter ests and to Alaskan interests as well. It would remove wholesome checks sa-ainst the exploitation of bur vast national resources and would, de- prtve -MaSKa Oi uic recnnicai nciyui the federal agenaies which combine long experience and the best scientif ic knowledge in studying and develo ign natural resources." In effect, Mr. Wallace argued, the measure "proposes to set up a branch federal government having jurisdic tion over certain properties and functions in the territory of Alaska." "We have now come to a time, Secreatry Wajlace continued, "when economic conditions should bring about a gradual development of Alas kan industries with a corresponding increase In population. This, devel opment should, be on a 'sound basis and not the result of temporary and reckless Exploitation of public prop erty. , " . "By creating an Alaskan board composed of' representatives placed terc by each of the federal agencies new active in the territory and of one or two permanent residents of Maska, every proper purpose sought to be accomplished by this measure could be brought about without .'(.opardizing national and territorial interests."- . . Presents State Warrant of R50 for Work Done in 1893 Lincoln, May 16. (Special.) Mrs. G. L. Shumway, Scottsbluffc wife of a former land commissioner; presented a state warrant today for $4.S0, drawn by Eugene Moore, for mer state auditor, in 1893. The war tant stated tht the $4.50 represented work done at a legislative session State officers-have no doubt of the .-lehuincnes''. rf he warrant, but are holding it ui to discover the length of time fo- which the state is re sponsible for payment of warrant. Rates Fixed by W. 0. W. in 1010 A HpU tn Ro I.wfll j - r Lincoln, May 16. (Special Tele gram. Rates established by the Woodmen of the World at the Chi cago convention in 1919 .were held to be legal today by the supreme court, in a ifcision handed down from an a-ipctl by Charles E. Fowler and others f i om the Otoe county dis trict court The court also held that a 15 per cent linking fund for an epi demic was legal? Aliens Have No Right to Ask Relatives Admittance Washington.' May 16, Alien resi dents in the United States have no legal right to demand the admittance oi relatives,, the supreme court ruled in effect today in. upholding deci sions of California courts in the ap peal of Yee Mon, a Chinaman, who sought to bring his wife and three minor children with him on his return to this country from a visit to China. The immigration authorities refused to admit hiro Father and Son Face Arrest As Their Bank Is Closed Tuscola.. 111., May 16. Warrants were issued here today for the ar rest ot John Quirk, cashier of the Areola state bank at Areola, 111., eight miles from here, and for his father. M. T. Quirk, vice president, and the bank was closed by State Barik Examiner Whitlock. following a reported shortage of $400,000. The warrants were tent to Areola to be served. V ' Chicagoan Urges Tax Retention Takes Positive Stand for Ex emption of Corporation Divi dends From Surtaxes. H 1 - r y rr-' wasnington. May lo. lax revis ions discussions were given a new tw.tst before the senate finance com mittee today by H. Archibald Harris of Chicago, who took a positive stand for continuation of the excess profits tax and urged exemption of corpora tion dividends trom surtaxes. He was the first witness before .any congres sionai committee at this session to propose retention of the excess profits tax provisions of the present revenue laws. ' He told the pommittee lhat in his opinion it should direct efforts to ward reduction ot tax tree securities. He also suggested a reduction of the higher surtax rates on personal in comes. . ? By sifting ' the 1917 returns the treasury is shaking out around $35, 000,000 a month in extra taxes, Mr. Harris said, and predicted that when examination of the 1918 returns gets under way, the income from back taxes will jump to between $50,000, 000 and $75,000,000 a month. "This will mean.'-' he added, "that between $1,800,000,000 and $2,520.- 000,000 in additional taxes will be assessed in the next three years." In the next three years, he said, the government should receive between $2,340,000,00 and $3,276,000,000 from 1918, which treasury officials have not counted on as yef in any of their computations. . K Says Very Atmosphere of . Town Will Cause Reform Lincoln, May 16. (Special.) The very atmosphere of Taylor,-: 'Neb., will cause erring young men, , to re form, A. S. Moon, county attorney, told the state board of control, in a letter received today. , - Moon wants the new $300,000 re formatory located at Taylor. "Surprise the taxpayers by an ex hibition of good judgment in'locating the reformatory," Moon wrote in his letter. . . : An extensive deposit of fairly pure iron pyrites has been discovered in eastern Finland. ATTEND: Sherman & McConnell Drag Co.'s Big Brush and Thermos Bottle Sale Brushes for every purpose at money saving prices. 20 Discount Sale ' For. 10 days only we offer our entire stock of clothing, shoes, furnishings, hats, etc., at a discount of 20 on pur already low prices. Nothing re served choose from our en tire stock of up-to-date, well selected merchandise and pay just 20 less than the amount of your purchase. Remember the place 314 North 16th Street J. HELPHAND Clothing Co. Occupants of Every House Visited Have Relatives Serv ing in Royal Irish Con stabulary No Arrests. Liverpopl, May 16. Six hoiiscs in widely separated parts of this city were raided and set on fire by un identified parties last night. The occupants of every house thus vis ited have relatives serving in the Royal Irish constabulary. The in mates were in some cases gagged and bound, the furniture was drenched with kerosene and set on fire, and in some instances the help less people were left to the mercy of the flames by the raiders who fled in automobiles. The raids were in all ways simi lar to those made in suburban dis tricts of London and in this city One house that was raided was occupied by Mrs. Jennins. a widow and her daughter. The latter opened the door when there was a knock and she was seized by the throat by the intruder.. She struggled and fled to her mother and then fainted. The women were too terrified to raise a" alarm, In another house were three sisters, who were overawed by dozen men who displayed revolvers and threatened to shoot them if the stirred. A terrier attacked the raiders when they assailed his 77-year-old master and prevented them from setting fire to the house. When the raiders ran. the dog chased them, but was shot dead. A sailor named Biailsford, who lost a leg in the famous naval raid on Zeebrugge, refused to throw up his hands when men broke into his house, but threw a sewing machine at the intruders, who fled, firing their revolvers. I, None of the raiders has been ar rested. i Officers Find Still While Seeking Car Accessories Neligh, Neb.. May 16. (Special Telegram.) While searching in the vicinity of the Will McClachey farm, east of Elgin on Sedar Creek, tor accessories which had been stripped from a car officers discov ered a 25-gallon still and about 150 gallons of mash tn addition to the missing parts. James McClachey ana Math Ulnch on the tarm. were arrested and taken to the Neligh jail on charges of manufacturing liquor. War Risk No Excuse for Not Paying Policy, Court Holds Lincoln, May 16. (Special Tele gram.) The extra hazard of war is no excuse for an insurance company not paying a Ine insurance policy. according to a ruling today by the supreme court." Airs. Carrie 'Hage lin's husband was killed in France. He carried a $2,000 insurance policy and it was contended thaV'-because the policy was taken out tbef ore his enlistment and no war '-premiums were paid payment was void. BUY and SAVE When you can buy those ever handy, convenient articles for the home such as are here listed and at such prices as are here quoted, buy, as it means a saving of money. The big, fast - growing Bowen Store is constant ly offering values to' the housewife that are ap preciated and always acceptable. Waste Baskets Hamper shape, well made and closely woven ....$2.25 ' Ice Cream Freezers Made of galvanized iron, 2-quart size, only .89 Brooms Large size, well made, strong handles, only 33 Oil Mops With large bottle : of oil, only 65 ti Clothe Racks- Made of sea soned wood ; close up tight to the wall when not in use . . ... 95 Aluminum Percolators 5-Cup capacity, only ... .$1.25 Double Rice Boilers Made of aluminum; strong, light and durable .......... .$1.25 Carpet . Sweepers Mothers' wonderful labor and time saver .....$1.95 Solid Oak Foot Stools In golden and fumed oak fin ishes. Were $2.25, now. t ....74 Ask about our special prices on Mattresses. Howard St., bet. 15th and 16th ! San Francisco, May 16. Mrs. Nellie Ormsby, matron of the coun ty jail at Twin Falls, Idaho, arrived today with extradition papers for Mrs. Lyda Eva Southard, former Twin . Falls resident, who is under arrest in Honolulu on a charge of murdering her fourth husband, Ed ward F. Meyer, at Twin Falls, Idaho. Mrs. Ormsby joined her husband, V. H. Ormsby, Twin Falls deputy sheriff, who was, detailed to go to Honolulu to return Mrs. Southard for 'friar and whn arrived here on Friday. The Ormsbvs will depart on the steamer Wednesday if the ship strike does not detain them. Dates and Places of League Debates Set Lincoln, May 16. -- (Special.) Dates and places where the debates between A. C. Townley, Nonpartisan league leader, and William Langer, former attorney general of North Dakota, will be held in Nebraska were announced today. The debat ers will carry a tent with them which will hold 2,500 people and all debates will be-held at 2 in the afternoons. The admission will be 50 cents. Fol lowing are the places and dates: Deshler, May 25: Beatrice, May 26; York, May 27; Dannebrog, May 28; Newman Grove, May 29; Hos kins, May 30; Fordyce, May 31. Rail Costs Must Be Reduced Say Company Heads Senator Cummins Says "Rail roads Cannot Last" If 1920 Operation Returns Are To Continue. Washington,, May 16. Private ownership of, railroads cannot con tinue if railroad operating costs, when fair returns on capital is con sidered, continue to exceed revenues, Daniel Willard, president of the Bal timore and Ohio testified today be fore a senate investigating commit tee. He said that the railroad situation, insofar as depression and lack of earnings were concerned, differed "only in degree" from that now be ing encountered in other industries. General economic conditions and difficulties encountered in federal war time operations,he added, were in his opinion largely responsible for present difficulties, and he expressed confidence that private ownership would justify itself financially and work out under present laws and government policy. Chairman Cummins of the senate committee had previously expressed the opinion that the "railroads can not last" if 1920 returns from opera tion are to continue, an opinion agreed in by Julius Kruttschnitt, chairman of the Southern racm board, the first witness. Four Are Slain bv . Ambushing Party Three Government Officers and Woman Are Victims of Raiders. Dublin, May 16. Three govern ment officers and tne wife of one of them were shot and killed in an am bush last night at Bally Eirn, four miles from Gort, county Galway. The victims were District Inspec tor Blake and his wife, Captain Cornwallis and Lieutenant Mc Creery. The captain and the lieuten ant were attached to the Seventeenth lancers. The party was riding in a motor car when it was ambushed by 40 men. , Military and police reinforcements sent to the scene were fired upon and one constable was seriously wounded.' Parents of Womay Held for Murder Will Not Aid Her Will Visit State Homes Lincoln, May 16. (Special.) The state board of control left Lincoln today to visit state institutions at Milford, York, Burkett, Kearney, Hastings, Geneva. Alleged Murderess, Suspected Of Slaying Four Husbands, Must Battle for Life With ' out Parental Help. Twin Falls. Idaho, May 16. Wil liam J. Trueblood, 57, and Mrs. Lau ra Trueblood, 52, will not contribute financially to the defense of their daughter, Mrs. Lyda Trueblood Southard, who was last Thursday arrested at Honolulu to be returned here to stand trial for the murder oi her fourth husband, Edward F. Mever. Mrs. Trueblood, when seen today at the modest farm home of the family seven miles southwest of Twin Falls, said that she expressed the views of her husband when she said : "We have hoped and believed all along that Lyda is innocent. If she is guilty, not all the money we have and could raise would save her, and if she is guilty of all that is charged against her she should be punished. This is hard for a mother to say, but I am sure our decision must be the right one." The mother bore evidence of the strain to which she had been sub jected on her daughter's account a strain that was not of a few days' duration, but which had extended over a period of months dating from the death of Meyer and the disap-( pearance of their daughter soon af-j terward with the finger of suspicion even then pointing at her. "We had hoped it was all settled," Mrs. True-l blood said today. ' I "We heard from Lyda only onco after she left here following Meyer's funeral, last September," Mrs. True blood said. "That was a telegram telling us she had arrived in Cali fornia., She had written to us fre quently whcnevcr.she had been away from home before." . While in California for several weeks last fall with a view to mov ing the family home, Mr. Trueblood visited Los Angeles ,and other cities in an unsuccessful effort to locate his daughter. Mr. and Mrs. Trueblood are the parents of eight children ranging in age from 7 to 33 years, of whom Lyda. or Ann Eliza as her mother declares she was christened, is th third child and the second daughter Railroad Officer in Gun Battle With Two Hoboei Two hoboes who engaged Special Agent E. F. Martin of the North western railroad in a pistol duel Sun day night in the yards at Missour Valley, la., arc being sought by Omaha police. Central police headquarters was notified of the gun fight by Martin who said he believed he had wounded one of the men as a trail of blood was left by them as they fled toward Omaha. The Smartest of Wearables for a Season of Sports-at Thompson-Belden's ! Plaid and striped sport skirts in so many shades that choosing is difficult; White flannels, too. Sweaters of silk or wool favor darker shades, navy, brown and black and whi combined. Graceful knitted beach capes with soft brushed wool collars are conveni ent and becoming. C 111 -t ''S'i ( -1 I Our piece frocks of white crepe de chine have tr i m m i.n gs of blue, orange. or black. The jersey suit in heather shades serves for all out door occasions with propriety. Silk sport blouses banded in plaids or contrasting colors" beautiful with flan nel skirts. CUSHIONS that lend an ,J- added charm to the varied activities of the summer season. Colorful displays of clothes and accessories that are in complete harmony with the demands of every daytime and evening occasion.