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THE "WAR TAX". IS UP TO PRES.
WILSON TO DECIDE
Washington, Sept. 15. Launching
of an internal revenue "war tax" bill
which will get undivided Democratic
support was President Wilson's
prime task today.
Democratic Leader Underwood of
the house and Democratic chieftains
favoring and apposing the proposed
three per cent tax on freight con
fered at the White House. An an
nouncement of the president's views
was expected later today. Definite
action is planned at a caucus of the
house Democrats tonight.
The president faced the job of
practically deciding the taxable items
himself, although in his "war tax"
address to congress he "left "the de
tails" to the two houses. Increasing
opposition in his party to passage of
any tax bill at all was regarded as a
serious insurgent movement
HOW ABOUT JUNKET EXPENSES
In spite of the pleas of her four
companions on the European junket,
Mrs. Ella Flagg Young, sup't of
schools, still insists on returning the
$1,500 expense, granted for the trip,
to the board.
Mrs. Gertrude Howe Britton, John
D. Shoop, Lewis E. Larson and An
gus Roy Shannon, who were on the
trip with Mrs. Young, and who were
also allowed $1,500 each, are not at
all in favor of Mrs. Young's idea.
They've been urging her not to go
through with it
At the same time Att'y Thos. J.
Sutherland is still threatening to
bring suit against the five unless they
return the money, which he says be
longs to the "school children of Chi
cago." o o
London. Indian students at Cam
bridge University have offered them
selves in a body for service. Flags
and handkerchiefs have taken the
place of flowers with the street
SEVEN PEOPLE SUFFER FOR THE
ACTS OF THREE
When Lind Lafounte, Montus But
ler and J. C. McKinney set out on
May 29 to hold up C. C. Wilkins in
his store at 127 North av. they did
not believe that seven persons would
be punished for the crime. Seven are
getting their daily measure of hard
ships because of the robbery and
four of them are innocent
The three men were caught and
got from one to fourteen years in the
pen for the robbery.
The four, and they are women and
children, are sentenced perhaps as
long and perhaps longer to poverty,
worse than prison.
Last night Lind Lafounte's grand
mother, his blind sister, Mrs. Butler
and her two children were sent to
the Home of the Friendless. -
KIDNAPPING STILL MYSTERY
BIG AUTO USED
Half a dozen residents near 60th
and LaSalle sts. saw a thrilling kid
napping Monday morning when ' a
man in a large auto pulled a scream
ing and resisting girl into the ma
chine and escaped.
Mrs. Alice Bach, 6005 S. LaSalle
st, heard the girl's cries for aid and
rushed to the curb as the man drag
ged her into the car. As Mrs. Bach
approached he drew his arm about
the girl, stifled her screams and with
his free hand drove the auto off in
high speed. The girl is unknown, the
auto number was unseen and the af
fair is still a mystery, as the police
have no clues.
INDIA TO AID BRITISH ARMY
Simla, India. The viceroy has re
ceived from the Nizam of Hyderabad
and the Maharajah of Bikanir warm
hearted offers of- assistance with
their troops and themselves in person
and all the resources of their states.
Remarkable expressions of loyalty
are printed in many Indian news
papers, and deep regret is expressed
thatthe Indians cannot carry anna,.