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THE SUN, SUNDAY. APRIL 13. 1913.
WEIL TAX BILL
TO BE AMENDED
Sow York City business
WniiM Siinr llrnvily,
BIO TIGHT MA OK OX IT
Xo Pfht Offset on Personal
Property Will Re
ROW lMlWKIl KORKU
MfrMiro. It Ts AsMTk'd. Would
l'Niirp Authority of flip
A"iir i"cetnert was made at Albany
jesterdav ! it the State Board of Taxa
tion hns surrendered one point of Its
MKhi fr .'s tax b!lK now well ad
vanced ward passage In the t.egtsln
uf ' rm.m Tb-m:is 1 Uyrnes ad
m't'iil that tin- l"i:inl has agreed to
.im'.tiat" fr.nn th" Mcl'lelland-Woll bill
that p .rt which Mould prevent owners
"f rcrf-'-nl pr'twriv In New Yorlt city
frsm de 1-i-t nc hist debt In arriving
H' te asses.i''V value of their per
coniltx It l. a concession made tinder the Are
of bus noss m"i of the city, the City
Tax Ivpar'tnent and the New York Ta
IWnrm A' ci.'te'ii at a time when th
, t ill' fir third reading.
Tre csl.it. n drawn by the Snt
Tax anl n'id now beins pushM
"rn'iKh the l.eci'.l.ittir" ha." been e
r. m r- 1 iet'. re committee and publicly
,s f it t1v i.' wife hut moi rcHOtlrn
! b.i been descrtl!! nc an at
i.tcjt "f t iii ..i.iid itself to cr.iyp
finder eei th. State Comptroller's
r - . "t th" inheritance tn. --tock
.tf.- ,md the -ocur'd debt tax,
, , . i . npticllrr-, over all tax
,,- .il-o til ii' them lnrpil.
. i ,i . vr corporations of all
! ' 1 would work a rcnt hard-
' e iieinret do pnx.i both hous!
i. M J., i.irrtecl to liov. Sulrer
li '', H l i i,ll act as liov. Plx
., ,i-d ct. i thcin.
.' tu. .1 Mires In particular
. , .. . . ' ..ii I- made. The tlm
, . .. ttL.eh would have taken
t i r htiMnes: man ihn rlcht
' . ' . )eri.MHltV with debts. It
.1 , iip pf.mi that . iirm who hud
i 'H n pi : iii.il property and owed
i.. iid hni- 'incl to pay on the
, - " .urn
i i-uri in question, knn-vn w
,. ."i : ' 1 i. 7 ii di dgncd to uive
. - "I , Klanl the initio) Of tho
t .a' all n ro'K
klninril rchnlc Sjstcm.
'i- . - i -'tlh .ali and llie Tax IWnrm
. ii. nt to tio. Pix In 1?11 and
. mi t'.it 'he form of tax rolls In
-: i i il.ci and tounr of the Stat"
. i-.n.v ar hale but bad. rndr
. . ;i ,e;i ,n vosue a?M'?-or 'vould
, -.rr prty and personal property
: i i i it.l t"filiiT. Kverythlns
v . r a name and all property
- I to lie made by name
T. or Keojiraphlcal syptem
-i v r. be the more scientific and
he re.. ., aiis the pa"ane if the law
- h n-dalni'd that assessors should
rrAfn-e -heir roil1 !n three parts, on
'e-- p- .per real property, one for per
"rpetty and one for th'i fran-
i . r- a m an fffnrt last year to have,
p new iv b'it it mi M-toed. A similar I
.s ; r-vented thN year, and with j
t" e' mm.itmn ir tno ort.-et section n in
d' ke :,, d will iro up to Gov. Sul7.er.
1' n nn.v zlvc the State Tax Board
- p wer t.i retore any system 't eer
t- o'd system of mlxlni? up every
! ".K :t a'so ordains that only "tlx-
pr er,ty" neel bo put on the rolls.
' irv orr obtains an exemption that
r nppi ir on record nor the ren
r h,. holdings nre eempted.
The nit cr measure now up for pae.'ape
!f ie one In which it is nsflcrted the
F'n'e Tax Hoard l trying to seize lm
T"' mnajiure. Introduced by Senator
'nnd and Assemblyman Well, pro
v'4h 'Mt h Htato Tax Hoard shall
de tie power to requlro Individuals
f.'.d c-rpor.itlons to furnish information
i 'o capital stock, Besots and llablll
and nM taxable and other property,
ree'i'red by law. This measurn ffoes
-r the head? of local assessors and
r tv-e state board the. rlpht.
HeeMe nn llnnks and Blanks.
An tier section (fives the Stats Tax
I- 'd 'he power to prescribe all forms
' ' Ki and hlanlij used, This, ac-
i.i; to its opponents, gives the State
H .ard the rlcht to ko ahend re-
' ' v of any special laws and change
' ' as ..r sistem of bookkeeping for
" t- comptroller or county treas-
-'ir subdivision of this bill nl
" ' e exercise of gfneral supervl
' the administration of the as-
"r t anil Ihti tax laws of the state.
! i.g to tlm rnn fighting tho
' ' ,v - will glvn the State Tax Hoard
' ' '"matiii of the Inhtrltnncn tax,
' it transfer tax and the secured
v I'.eydeil, secretary, on behalf
' iw York Tax Hefortn Anso
si 'kn yesterday of th" bill at
n"t nn Chairman liyniea of
,'e Ti Hoard ."ays it will he.
!' pess Inlerests of tho city of
' ' V rk are terl'iiisly menaced by a
I'M the Assembly which would
' ' '!'o . I'lVet of debt from all
' ' ; r .'.I rtj In this city.
I '1 has been amended to pro-
' " .1 the ptMl iHldllM of H'lt'on 21
''' " i ,iii,n put apply to tho
w ' N. a y.uk '
i.ii'i-n- i ii't this nectlon 21 con-
'" ' i n' ! m i.iloii w lilch an-
'ev i hi deii i lion of (Ictus from (he
I" of Lisa 'it pisuniil property
T ereforu If tins Miction In not tu ap-
)iy to the clt of New York It means
The Aeolian Company Announces
The STEINWAY, STECK and famous WEBER
Pianola Player-pianos Both Grands and Uprights
To signalize the first representative assemblage within one building, of a
complete assortment of the world's internationally famous Player-pianos
the week beginning April 14th at Aeolian Hall, will be dedicated to an exhi
bition of these distinguished instruments instruments uniting with the
genuine Pianola, the only three pianos in the world of such conspicuous merit
as to require factories in both America and Europe.
Throughout the week there will be a large and varied display of these
Player-pianos, in the magnificent Pompeian Salon at Aeolian Hall. No
where else would an exhibition of this character be possible, as the Aeolian
Company are world's sales agents for these famous instruments and Aeolian
Hall is the only establishment in the world possessing the facilities for so
elaborate and comprehensive a display.
A Double Incentive to Purchase Now
During this week, allowances on all pianos taken in exchange for Pianola
Player-pianos will be increased 20r'r.
The first payment on all Pianola Flayer-pianos bought this week will be
cut in half.
To put these three instruments and the other
models of the Pianola Player-piano within the reach
of a greater number of people and to serve an eco
nomic purpose, the above purchase inducements
have been jnadc n feature of Exhibition Week.
Every year hundreds of pianos are turned in as
part payment for Pianola Player-pinnos and all of
these instruments are carefully overhauled before
being placed in the Exchange Piano Department
at Aeolian Hall. It is of the utmost importance to
us, to have as many as possible of these used pianos
come to us in the Spring, prior to the dull Summer
months. This enables us to utilize our factories
and shops when they are least busy, for repairing
Our offer of an increased allowance and smaller
first payment is for the purpose of bringing in now
scores of exchanged instruments which would other
wise come to us at other times in the year.
You are cordially invited to vi$it Aeolian Hall during this Exhibition Week whether
your object be to take advantage of this exceptional purchase opportunity,
or merely a desire to see these superb examples of the highest development in
the Player-piano field. Attractive programs of music will be rendered mornings
and afternoons in the Musician's Club Room adjoining the Pompeian Salon.
Steinway, Steck, Wheelock Stuyvesant, Stroud and famous Weber Pianola Pianos from $550 upward.
THE AEOLIAN COMPANY, Aeolian Hall
THE LARGEST MANUFACTURERS OF MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS IN THE WORLD
29-31-33 West Forty-second Street Between 5th and 6th Avenues
that no merchant or business man can
deduct from credits, incrchundlsn or
other personal property his debts or
obligations as heretofore.
"Corporations slth their principal
otilce,. hero will bo similarly affected.
"Such a departure would l most
dlwistrous to commercial enterprises
and would be a distinct step h.teluvnrd.
It would permit again tlm mlxlivr up
of real and purMinnl valiiutlons on the
town rolls and would bo nn nbitaclo
to a geographical nHhehsment. Thu bill
also changes the langiiagn of Iho pres
ent law ho that only 'taxable' real prop
ertj need li entered on the tax roll;
exempt real property could be entirely
omlUcil. It lias always beon the
practice to enter all real estaln on the
rolls and to mark 'exempt' after such
as was not taxable,
"ThiM thu public could gee exactly
what property was getting axomptlon
land could also know the aggregate sum
of exempt real estate.
"We called attention to the matter
and the board denied that It had any
Intention of permitting the omission of
evempt property. The next day the bill
was reported from the Assembly com
mittee without a hearing and tho word
'taxable' was retained, thus Indicating
i a deliberate purpose,"
t'halrm.iu Thomas K. Byrnes of the
, cninmlslon In Albany explained yester
day the circumstances which led tn tho
i Incorporation of this provision In the
bill. Ke said:
"The Mate Hoard of Tax ConmilsslotierH
canned to be Introduced Iii I lit- Legislature
recently 11 hill purposed to clmnge I lit pres
et'! t un law, so n to rive to the board the
power lo inala up the form of the assess
ment roll. The prerent section III not only
contain the requirements as to what shall
to on the roll, but also sets forth how the
roll shall be prepared in ewry detail even i
to the aiTaiigeiiiei.t o Hie column- I
"It ia tumid Hi, ii provi-iiuis ol the ta
and other coiisolld.iied l iv . i i 1 1 1 nig
malt) In lo be set down ill llie assessment
roll wire not inred lor v section VI, mid
llie liUllieioils change tli.ll are made fioni
lime lo time by llie Legislature could nol
lie provided lor If the provisions ol section
i'l ttere curried mil as precinely sei lonh
in llie statute. There was no allowaini'
lor the tin in us set forth in secllnu :'l lo be
changed in the bust way, even though I lis
l.eglsl mire passed luus hlch Hindi' Mich j
changes necessary ,
"'llie bill an introduced retained all of the !
rerlllreiilenls of the present seel ion, hii
gave lo the Slate board the power to pre- '
scribe III" form In conformity with such
reiiliremnls and the other provisions
of tlm lat law
" hearing on tho Senate bill was gion
last week and there appeared In opposition
I.iiWHiin I'urdy, president of tho Depart
meat of Taxes and AhsesMncnts of tho City
of Sew m! and ( 'halt man lutnes of the
M ile llo.iiil ol a i oniMissioiU'm
llie amendment was iliauu lo iciul
lll.lt till! IKI l-H'lls Ol hCCtlol! '-'I III' llie t.'N
lent, shall not .ipplv to the city of New on.
While M'etiiin '.'I lel.ilcs entirely to the fo.-tii
of astesHmeiit loll, theie a piovMoti ill
the MMtlmi which allows llie deduction
ol all .Mist debts in detei mini'ig tlm amount
ol personal propeily that shall lie assessed
to the ludli idiial sn that in excepting ihe
et of New oi I. It was toiind that llie
owners of personal property 1 licit could
mil ilcduit their Just debts.
Ilt-iitea Intention tu lllicrlmliinlr.
'"I hole was no sucn intention to create
this discrimination and a new amendment
was drawn to lead ut follows "I ho pro
visions of this section as to the form of the
assessment roll shall not affect the pro
visions of any special or local law pre
scribing tho form of assessment roll for a
"Th fitstfl Board of Tax Commlfsionara
wishes to mi) that the a 1 1 n ! 1 s ' 1 1 ,11 ilr.w
was inn intended to unci mi i:" ie ti..r
t'ie form ol tin' roll, In. I lie rei'i'l il pie
. -.inns in .is i' 1 1 cu included th" matter
ol deduction o iiebis
MOUNTAINSIDE PUND GROWING
Monlcllllr WorUers for Hospital
Menu lo Unite llie Klltilll.noii.
MoNTi'ieMH. N .1. Apltl 1--- Although
Willi tn-ila s n tiii'iH thu camp lign foi
Mountainside Hospital advanced tlm total
miIim ilptlopH neatly In the Sinn.OnO uni U
the worlieis had it impressed upon them
that larger contributions would be nei'.s
snry In the coming veil; If tlm $3011,11110
which the set cut to laihe Is to bi in
hand on April 21
The contributions for the first nvo days
of the campaign averaged $.0,000 a day,
but thtiio Included five large aubscrlp
llens tw'n of flO.Ofift nnd three of Ifc.OOO.
Tie' im specls for subsci IptloiiB of more
I. ,in i.."i.i)iiu a day for tho lest of the
j c umiaign an blight. About MSO.000 of
I f' sum It Is put posed to ralso will in
I iim d to rcnstiiict a new medical ward
, and . i n 1 1 the hospital with modern ap
I piling" s.
I'rof, Itnlliuen ('omlnar to C'olnmlila.
It was announced at Columbia Unlver
shy .wnU'ritay that I'ruf. Carl F. T. H.
Itathgen of the Colonial Institute of Ham
burg has been appointed Kaiser Wllhelrn
professor In Columbia for the year 1911
I !r Itathseu will be the eighth (ierman
! proft'Sbui to come to Columbtn on tha
Kaiser Wllhulm foundation Ha la to
give the eour.so In Instruction on the eco
nomic problems of modern (Jermnny. Hla
appointment to Columbia waa mada attar
hla nomination for tho profeaaonhlp ky
I the Pruaelan Mlnlatry of Education.