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THE MAUI NEWS, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12, 1917.
New Revenue Tax
Law Drives Hard On Luxuries And
Ingredients Items Already Affect
ed By It
The acting collector at Honolulu an
nounces the following as some of the
main features of the war tax bill:
Tobacco manufactured and sold 30
days after the passage of the act now
has a tax of 5 cent a pound. The
floor or retail tax for small dealers
Is 2 cents, just half that of manu
facturers. The floor tax for dealers In cigars
and cigarettes is governed by the re
tail prices per cigars and cigarettes.
Cigars selling over 4 cents each up
to 15 cents, $1.50 per thousand; up
to 15 cents, $2.50; 20 cents and up,
$3.50. Small cigars 12 cents a
thousand; small cigarettes, 40 cents
a thousand; long cigarettes, 60 cents
Manufacturers tax 30 days after the
law passed, October 4, will be double
the .foregoing figures.
Distilled spirits, if withdrawn from
distilleries or bonded warehouses for
other than beverages purposes, will be
taxed $2.20 a proof gallon, while for
beverage purposes the tax will be
Floor tax other than beverage pur
poses, $1.10 a proof gallon; for bev
erage purposes, $2.10.
Fermented liquors manufactured
and sold after the date of the law
are taxed $3. This is just double the
original tax. The floor tax is $1.50,
which provision affects only brewers
such as the Honolulu Brewing com
pany and agents of brewers here.
On still wines, vermouth .cham
pagne, sparkling wines, manufac
tured and sold after October 3, the
tax is double the present rate, the
floor tax being equivalent to the pres
Grape brandy for use In fortifica
tion of sweet wines will yield a tax
of 30 cents a proof gallon, and grape
brandy in sweet wines, held for sale,
10 cents a proof gallon. Grape brandy
withdrawn from fortification and not
used to date, is to yield a tax of 20
cents a gallon.
Syrups and extracts sold by man
ufacturers, producers or Importers
are subject to tax at the following
rates: Selling price not more than
$1.30 a gallon, tax 5 cents per gal
lon; over $1.30 a gallon and not more
than $2. tax 8 cents a gallon; $2 and
not more than $3, 10 cents a gallon;
$3 and not more than $4, 15 cents a
gallon; $4 and up, 20 cents a gallon.
Unfermented grape juice and soft
drinks (including ginger ale, soda
water and carbonated waters and bev
erages and carbonated acid gas used
in carbonating same, tax 1 cent per
Natural mineral waters and table
waters selling from 10 cents per gal
lon, tax, 1 cent per gallon.
Carbonic acid gas sold by manufac
turers, tax, 6 cents per pound.
Decision In Appeal
From Tax Assessment
AT THE THEATERS
"The Valentine Girl"
Laura Sawyer knows Marguerite
Clark and In writing the scenario for
"The Valentine Girl" she had In mind
the delightful little star who was to
appear in the title role as Marian
Marian is the daughter of a gambler-crook
who lands behind the pris
on bars, the child being adopted by
a kindly minister and his wife. Later
her father is liberated and would
make capital of her engagement to a
young millionaire. Rather than see
her fiance injured Marian tells all.
The result is perfectly satisfactory
and Included the reformation of the
"The Girl At Home"
Jean Hilton, a wealthy orphan, is in
love with Jimmie Dexter, with whose
mother she lives. Mrs. Dexter Is
about to send Jimmie to college when
she loses her small income. Jean
hears this, and through Squire Pad
gate, her guardian, Induces Mrs. Dex
ter to let her supply the funds. Jim
mie goes to school, meets Diana
Parish, a cabaret singer and falls in
love with her.
Jimmie expects to go homeandgreat
preparations are being made for his
arrival, but he meets a crowd of
friends, and misses his train. Jimmie
gives Diana a check which she raises.
The check is turned buck to Detec
tive Hagen is sent to investigate.
Diana pleads with Jimmie to save her.
Just as she puts her arms about hie
neck, in walks Squire Padgate, his
mother and Jean. The Squire tells
Jimmie bluntly that it is Jean's mo
ney which is supporting mm, jean
breaks the engagement and Jimmie
flings himself from the room an
nouncing he will earn his own living.
He has a hard time of it trying to
make his living. Finally Detective
Hagen meets him and induces him to
return home. Jimmie does so and
all is forgiven.
The Primitive Call"
Betty Malcolm, society girl, makes
sport of Brain Elkhorn. He is an
Indian, and, worthy only of contempt.
However, when Betty learns that her
father is trying to put through a big
land deal with Brain's father, she de
cides that her wiles will be useful in
bringing the transaction to a success
ful close. Only when Betty acknow
ledges that she had been leading him
on for this purpose does Brain realize
the trick she played on him. But
Wailuku To Have
A New Postoffice
(Continued from Page OneJ
The Maui Agricultural Company,
which paid $40,000 under protest to
the late John Haley, formerly collec
tor of internal revenue, as income or
excise taxes, will not receive it back
again, a decision having been handed
down in the federal court by Judge
Vaughan, dismissing the demurrer of
the company, holding the money to the
internal revenue office, and paving the
way for the collection of about three
times that amount in taxes due since
the suit was commenced.
Judge Vaughan holds that the Maul
Agricultural Company, which Includes
seven plantations and sugar companies
is, in reality a joint stock company
and therefore liable to taxes to the In
ternal revenue office. In finding that
the company 1a a copartnership, Judge
Vaughan in the syllabus, says:
"Paragraph 6 of section 2, of the
act of congress of October 3, 1913,
leving tax on incomes of corporations,
joint stock companies or associations,
and insurance companies, not includ
ing partnerships. Is construed to in
clude within its meaning of joint stock
companies or associations those or
ganized under the common law,
though considered in law partnerships
and to include within the meaning of
partnerships ordinary partnerships
only, and not joint stock companies
or associations." Star-Bulletin.
"Every time the baby looks into my
face he smiles,' Bald Mr. Meekins.
"Well," answered his wife, "it may
not be exactly polite, but it shows he
has a sense of humor." Pacific Uni
light, water, closets, accessories, safe
or vault, and all necessary furniture
and equipment for the proper conduct
of said office at a stated price per. an
num. "There will be needed in this In
stance: "Not les9 than 875 square feet of
"Good day-light. Location not far
from business center and within 80
rods of railroad depots are points for
general consideration." Etc., etc.
While here Mr. Hare looked over
several sites that might become avail
able, the owners of which may tend
er for the building. One of these is
the lot on which the office of John
Brown, Jr., is located, next to the
present postofllce building. It belongs
to the Robinson estate, D. C. Lindsay
being trustee. It is small, but has
the advantage of being satisfactorily
Another lot Is the one near the
Orpheum theater, across from the
Episcopal church. A part of this
property is owned by the Maul Dry
goods & Grocery Co., and the remain
der by the Maul Bank, Ltd. It is
possibly equally central, according to
the viewpoint, is slightly nearer the
railroad station and has the advan
tage of being larger than the Brown
Everything else being about equal,
as we understand it the choice will
hinge upon the size and character of
the building offered. Uncle Sam
wants a good-looking and creditable
building, and is willing to pay reason
able rent for it.
It will be noted that the time is
short, tenders being required by Octo
ber 20, and the building being called
for at the first of February. Of
course it Is understood that an ex
tension is possible on the time allowed
for the completion of the strucure.
Betty's confession has made her dis
cover that she really loves the big
Indian. So, in the end, she capitulates
and both Betty and Brain are happy.
"The Floor Walker"
"The Floor Walker", with Charlie
Chaplin in the title role, creating
laughter at his customary rate of "a
laugh a second." Chaplin Is now ap
pearing at his best and is allowing
barely sufficient time between out
bursts of laughing for his audience
to gain its collective breath. Advt.
Civil Cases For
The Court Term
(Continued from Page One.)
Kanohokula, et al. Ejectment.
Eugene Murphy for plaintiff. Enos
Vincent for defendant.
8. Jose V. Maclel vs. John W. Ka
lua. Action In debt. D. H. Case for
plaintiff. Enos Vincent for defendant.
9. H. E. Palikiko vs. Mrs. Kokoo-
alani, et al. Ejectment. Eugene,
Murphy for plaintiff. Enos Vincent
10. N. P. Bush vs. John M. Brown,
and Manley G. F. Hopkins, Aud. T. H.
Garnishee. Assumpsit Appeal from
Wailuku. W. F. Crockett for plaintiff.
Eugene Murphey for defendant.
1. Palau Pakl, et al vs. Kaualua
I'aki, et al. Ejectment. Enos Vincent
for plaintiff. W. F. Crockett and E.
U. Iievins for defendant.
2. Eugene Murphy vs. If. R. Hitch
cock and O. Tollefsen. Action on the
case. Eugene Murphy for plaintiff. D.
H. Case for defendant.
3. Wailuku Rice Co. vs. Chin
Chong. Assumpsit. Appeal from Wai
luku. W. F. Crockett and E. Murphy
for plaintiff. D. H. Case and Enos
Vincent for defendant.
4. Maul Wine & Liquor Co., Ltd.
vs. Max Eckart, Jr., et al. Assumpsit.
Appeal from Makawao. E. R. Bevins
for plaintiff. Enos Vincent for de
fendant. 5. Kaniho Wagner Wond, et al vs
Jose Freitas Phillip, Sr. Ejectment.
Eugene Murphy for plaintiff. E. R.
Bevkns for defendant.
6. Yoshimoto, Hiraga, et al. vs.
Nishihara. Assumpsit. Appeal from
Lahaina. Eugene Murphy for defend
ant. 7. Mrs. John Richardson, et al. vs.
Alice K. Kaae. Ejectment. Eugene
Murphy for plaintiff. Carlos A. Long
and Aluli for defendant.
8. David K. Kahaulelio vs. Beke
Ihihi & Kin Choy. Ejectment. Light
foot & Lightfoot for plaintiff. Alex.
Lindsay, Jr. and Bevins for defendant.
9. Terr, of Haw. for the use and
benefit of the County of Maui vs. Hugh
Howell and U. S. Fidel. & Grtee. Co.
Action on bond. E. R. Bevins for
plaintiff. D. H. Case and Enos Vincent
10. Manuel Colto vs. Joe Flvella.
Assumpsit. Appeal from Makawao.
11. M. Dutro vs. The Grand Hotel
Co., Ltd. Assumpsit. Appeal from
Wailuku. Eugene Murphy for plain
tiff. Enos Vincent for defendant,
12. Kahului Railroad Co. vs. Grand
Hotel Co., Ltd. Assumpsit. D. H.
Case for plaintiff
13. The Pioneer Store, Ltd. vs.
Manuel Ross, et al. Assumpsit. Eu
gene Murphy for plaintiff.
14. John Brown, Jr. vs. Mrs. Kea
lohakana Ah See & Ah See. Eject
ment. Eugene Murphy for plaintiff.
E. R. Bevins for defendant.
Kelillieleua vs. Gabriel Davlon,
Assumpsit. Appeal from Lahal-
16. Josepha Sardinna vs. John de
Freitas. Case. Eugene Murphy for
plaintiff. W. F. Crockett for defendant.
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