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THE WASHINGTON TDIE&
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4,' 1913.
, FIVE STATES WILL
NOT SEND MILITIA
Democrats in Western Legisla
tures Napping, According to
Replies Received Today.
Democrats in the Western State legis
latures have been napping. That Is the
reason given for the negative replies
received today from Washington. Mon
tana Oregon. Wisconsin, and Idaho In
response to Invitations to send militia
delegates into their inaugural parade
Otheri applications 'for places are coming
so briskly, however, that Inaugural com
mitteemen say the absence of these or
ganizations will more than be offset.
In fact, -today there is the most opti
mistic, spirit in inaugural circles that
has existed since parade plans weie
made. Everybody is saying this will be
the biggest and best Inauguration in his
tory. As for the Western State mllltla the
committeemen feel that deadlocks ami
other matters have left the Democrats
la the position of a ball team that
makes a big. win one day and falls down
Minnesota, however, sent cheerful
news tcday to -the effect that 400 mllitla
n of the First Infantry will march in
tn parage, led by a famous Minnesota
band. CqL E. D. Ltice and Capt. George
E. Jveach will be In charge.
McLeans to Entertain Cadets.
Plans for the housing of the Rich
mond Bluea have been made. This fa
mous Southern military organization
..will be quartered in a house at Seven
teenth aud I -streets .-northwest, where
the members will receive their many
-An 'Important section of the parade
will je the local high school cadets.
' J.wOvstrong. '-Lieutenant Colonel Allen
haa arranged -to lve them a Kood posi
tion in the .procession. There will be
two companies.onaof 600 beys and the
otter of 400.
fJS- tnd Mrs- Edward B. McLean,
follow leg a -custom' established t i..j
late, Mrs. John R, McLean, will entertain-the
.entire-cadet body of the An
napolis .Xaval Academy at a luncheon
MacTa"Si,tl0,Lday at th Paal
.- ..Labor-Unions to -March.
Local labor, unions will have a place
In the Inaugural parade this year for
the first time. If they can obtain- uni-
' Sjm8;.b?f0Te March 4. The inaugural
committee is interested in the plan to
HZ wortc,nsnien march la as large
i.rrv r vuooiuie. union men are en
thusiastic, tog, ana will send large dele
gations.tt thy matter of costumes can
towlng In .the labor unions. It was de-
OfYV .l..-.An.. ... 1 a1
i? "i i iu ass me memDers to
ma&o cuuru 10 present a strong force
Columbus, Ohio, is planning for sev
Z i?i?HKural delegations. Through
the Baltimore and Ohio railroad agents,
the Jackson Club and the Franklin
Democratic Club of Columbus are ar
ranging to come here. There will also
be a large gathering of suffragettes, al
though they, will probably not ask for
a place in the Inaugural parade.
- .Caralryvls TComIng.
The faA5faCounry-bemocratfc Club
of New Tork will send a large contln
.jernt. but probably not for the parade..
,The First Troop, .New Tork Cavalry, a
famous military .body, is arranging to
No definite arrangemnt has been made
with members of the House and Senete
press' galleries an their proposition to
obtain a section, in the Lafayette square
reviewing stand. Chairman Peter of
the standB committee has placed a ban
ton the construction of a special press
stand at,the square.
Local -newspapermen have asked for
a special reservation In case the In
augural committee grants the preis
. gallery the special section
Union Workers to Attend.
Word has been received by Secretary
' John Colpoys of the Central Labor
Union that hundreds of trades unionists
from, all sections of the country are
planning to come here for inaugural
' week, although not ns marchers in the
"-The fltlestlon'oT parade formation, of
the position of Mrs. Eustis. wife of
Chairman Eustis. of the place of Mrc.
Taft and Mrs. Wilson in the procession
will -probably be taken up at the Thurs
day meeting of the inaugural com
mittee. Pulmotor Saves Lives.
jtKEW TORK, Feb. 4. Apparently dead
from inhaling gas, two children were
revived by the use of a pulmotor nt
Ford ham Hospital.
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I -CORNER 15NDH STS. II
DEMOCRATS TO PASS
INCOME TAX BILL
Congressman Hull of Tennessee Is Ready to Draft Measure
Which Will Amend Constitution States Ratify Ac
ion Proposing Change.
By THEODORE TILLER.
The man who makes $5,000 per ir sider the Income tax question today,
him If he doesn't watch out.
Members of the Ways and Means
Committee, now engaged In slashing the
tariff at the Houre end of the Capitol,
believe they can raise J10O.O00.OW annual
ly In revenue from an Income tax. The
Income tax law became a part of the
Democratic tariff revision plan today,
following the action of "Wyoming, Dela
ware, and New Mexico in ratifying the
income tax amendment to the Consti
tution. Information that the th!rty-slxthState
had rati fled the amendment came to
House members yesterday afternoon.
Congressman Hull of Tennessee, the cor
poration and Income tax expert on the
Ways and Means Committee, Immedi
ately! began to think about the sort of
bill the committee ought to bring out
to tax the fellow with the big salary.
Aids Common People.
Durlne the extra session, an Income
tax bill will be passed. It probably
will apply to everybody who makes i
15,000 per year and the exemption may
be placed as low as $3,500. Men who
were born with a silver spoon In the
mouth and who own swollen fortunes
will be especially hard hit. and the
committee intends that a part of the
load shall be lifted from the shoulders
of Mr. Common People, who makes
around $1,000 or $1.3)0 per year. '
Congressman Hull, who is going to
draft the Income tax now made certain
by the action of the States, said re
cently: "The chief burden of our present In
direct taxation falls upon people hav
ing incomes of J1.200 to $2,000 per year
'It is safe to say that seven-eights
of our customs taxes, amounting to
more than $300.t,O0,00O annually, are paid
by people whose. Income does not ex
ceed $2,000. Where would be the In
justice of requiring the more than 750.CO0
persons with Incomes of $3,500 and up
ward to contribute $150,W,000 to the
The probabilities are. however, that
Congress will compromise on $100,000,000
to $123,000,000 in revenue and will place
the exemption figure at J3,000.
Easier For Democrats.
The ratification of the income tax
amendment by three-fourths of the
States makes things easier for the
Democratic members of the Ways and
Means Committee, who ar.e engaged
in framing a tariff bill which -w til
lower duties and vet provide the nec
essary revenues of the Government.
Cuts in the tariff may now be made
with the knoweldge that one great
revenue producer- the Income tar
is a certainty.
A full-lledced Income tax law prob
ably will supplant the existing excise
tax and the 'Underwood bill to ex
tend Its provisions The latter meas
ure passed the House' last session and
was proposed as a.xompanlon bill to
the free sugar schedule, the enact
ment of which would have resulted
In an annual revenue loss of approx
The receipts under the present ex
cise tax ranjre from $25,000,000 to
$30,000,000 and. If Mr Hull's estimate
Is correct, the income tax bill which
Is now made a certainty will raise
about $70,000,000 in addition.
This prosnsct will enable the Dem
ocrats of the Ways and Means Com
mittee to proceed without worry to
the slashing of mafty existing tariff
rates and to the report of another
free sugar bill.
Hull to Draft BilL
In discussing- the Underwood excise
bill of the last session. Mr. Hull, pros
pective author of the Income tax bill
which now will be prepared, said:
"I wish Congress now had the power
to enact a comprehensive graduated in
come tax with lower rates on earned
8nd higher rates on unearned Iricome..'
Now that Congress hast he power. Mr.
Hull will proceed-wUh the drafting of
en income tax bill, and tl.e measure to
extend the excise tax to persons with
an annual income of morn than $5,000,
recommended as a temporary revenue
produrer iast session, will be discarded.
The present plan of the Democrats
of the Ways and Means Committee is
to combine in a blanket statute the
substantive provisions of the existing
corporation tax law and additional
legislation putting into operation a
Fimcn-pure Income tax.
The committee did not formally con-
Unmatchable Styles Unmatchable Values
There will be lots of cold weather and you will have plenty of opportunity to wear
these garments, and they will be right to start with next Fall.
Any Coat in the
house that sold
up to $ 1 5
50 dozen Velveteen, Serge,
and Charmeuse Dresses
All Fur Sets and
At Less Than Cost
EXTRA SPECIAL SPRING OFFERING:
In men's wear serge, bedford
as an introductory special at
had ratified the constitutional amend-
rrunt It was determined to Include such
a law in the scheme or lanre revision,
and Mr. Hull is tho logical man to
draft the bill.
Has Studied Foreign Laws.
The Tennessee member has made an
exhaustive study of the income tax laws
of foreign countries and has made a
"hobby" of such legislation since enter
ing Congress. Chairman Underwood, of
the Ways and Means Committee, gave
the Tennessean credit for the bill to
extend the corporation tax which bore
the chairman's name last session.
Mr. Hull is tentatively committed, it
is understood, to a tax of 1 per cent
on all earned incomes or $5,000 or more;
a tax of V& per cent on unearned in
comes above that figure and a still
higher, but graduated, tax on the in
comes from swollen fortunes and large
real estate holdings.
The collection of the tax at the
"source of Income." is expected to be
a feature of the Democratic bill. This
would obviate the necessity of the In
dividual tax payer from making re
turns. "The Government, corporations, co
partnerships, and persons paying annual
Hull, "would withhold and deduct the
tax and pay It to the Government.
This method would likewise apply to
mortgagors and lessees of real or per
sonal property and the taxpayer would
not come in contact with the Inquisi
tions of a revenue official.
Have Ratified Plan
For an Income Tax
Thirty-eight States have now ratified
the sixteenth amendment to the ConstU
tutlon. the income tax amendment. The
nm.nmnt n-flo ,rTlrlAd, VPSterdaV
when three State legislatures, those ofl
Delaware. Wyoming, and New Mexico,
hurried to glev It their Indorsement.
T-I.l......... n.aa 1ia Klrf V.t V t1 Rtflto
Other States will do likewise, thus . that. In the next session of Congress he
adding to the demonstration otptJ
strength for the amendment, congress
wiU enact an Income tax law in the
The language of the amendment is as
"The Congress shall have power to
lay and collect taxes on Incomes, from
whatever source derived, without ap
portionment among the States, and
without regard to any census or enu
meration." Freier's Freedom Brief.
, NEW BRVNSWIC1C. N. J., Feb. 4
After breaking jail Peter Freier went
to the home of Judge Peter Daly to
ask why he had been given so severe
a sentence. He was returned to the
SAGE TEA BEAUTIFULLY DARKENS
THE HAIR WHEN EADED AND GRAY
Mixed With Sulphur Makes
'Hair Soft, Lustrous, and
The UEe of Sage and Sulphur for re
storing faded, gray hair to its natural
color dates back to grandmother's time.
She kept her hair beautifully darkened,
glossy, and abundant with a brew of
Haze Tea and Sulphur. Whenever her
hair fell out or took on that dull, faded
or streaked appearance this simple mix
ture was applied with Wonderful effect.
But brewing at home Is mussy and
out of date. Nowadays skilled chem
ists do this better than ourselves. By
asking at any drug store for the ready-tc-use
product called "Wycth's Sage
Women's Store, 1109 G
m Jm S r r r F m r m " -jm'w '
Any Coat in the
house that sold
up to $25
Any Suit in the
house that sold
up to $25
Dresses That Sold Up to $30
30 Pretty Dresses, in --.--
7 JT I charmeuse, velvet, and fl 1 A J f"
.OU cpo,,8c' 'Ideal for after- 1 t:. i O
Handsome Lingerie Waists
the kind you pay $3.00 to $5.00
for elsewhere. Special,
$1 98 and $2.98
Spring Suits d ( ft C
1 cords, and fancy worsteds. Marked n I W W J
LATER THE PRICE WILL BE $25.00
LEAVE f OR CLERKS
IN POSTAL SERVICE
Postmaster General Sings His
Swan Song at Annual Din
ner of Clerks.
Nobody in either branch of Congress
would dare advocate Government own
ership publicly, yet the Postoffice De
partment Is taking the first steps to
obtain Federal ownership. This was the
declaration of Roe Fulkerson, toast
master at the postal clerks' banquet in
the Hotel Sterling last night.
Without noise or trouble, the Post
office Department, he said, has inau
gurated a postal savings bank system
destined in time -to control the banking
of the country. The parcel post will
kill the "express trust," he added, and
then the next steps will be Government
ownership of the freight business, the
railroads, the telegraph and telephone
The evening was one of swan songs.
Postmaster General Hitchcock and les
ser officials sang theirs, and Toastmas
ter Fulkerson declared that he. dldn t
suppose he was asked to preside over a
The thirty-day leave and the Post
master General's pension plan came In
for frequent commendaUon.
Hitchcock Sings Swan Song.
Mr. Hitchcock himself declared that,
while his plans for the thirty-day leave
for clerks had fallen through, he hoped
his" successor would obtain It for the
men. He paid glowing tribute to the
faithfulness, efficiency and untiring
work of the men in the service, saying
that only through thorn had the devel
opment of the system been possible.
"I would like to reach out my hand
and shake the hand of every postal
clerk In the country." declared Mr.
Hitchcock. "You have said on your
program that I am your friend. That
Is true. I am your friend, and I want
to leave that Impression when I ko out
of office." , ,
City Postmaster ilerritt wasn t as
positive In his swan song. In facC in
several speeches there gleamed a ray
of hope. Mr. Merrltt paid tribute to
his helpers in the cltv division.
First Assistant Postmaster General
Granfleld advocated the thirty-days
leave plan and the pension system for
Postal Bank Extension.
Theodore I Weed, In charge of the
postal savings bank system, declared
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nt thn savings feature has been satis
factory, as it now has 300,000 subscrib
ers. Senator Boles Penrose of Pennsyl
vania was designated as the postal
clerks' friend for constructing the rider
to the postal appropriation bill, making
-isslble the Hitchcock pension system.
. it Is passed. The man who praised
Mr. Penrose was Frank T. Rogers, of
Chicago, president of the United Na
tional Association of postoffice Clerks
Mr.. Rogers declared that the postof
fice Department should. have? the thlrty
days"leave system in' common wlth
otherf departments, and that the pension
System is a necessity."
it, J. Robinson, assistant city post
master, paid tribute to the Postmaster
General as the man "who put hustle
and good pay in the postal service."
Granville M. Hunt, superintendent, of
and Sulphur Hair Remedy" you will
get a large bottle for about SO cents.
Some druggists make their own. which
in usually too sticky, so Insist upon get
ting "Wyeth's,"' which can be depended
upon to restore natural color and beauty
to the hair and is splendid for dandruff,
dry, feverish, itchy scalp and falling
A wUI-known downtown druggist
says Wb customers insist on Wyeth's
Sage and Sulphur, because, they say, ii
, darxens so naturally and evenly tliat
noDoqy can leu it has been appnea ira
so easy to use, too. You simply dampen
a bpongo or soft brush and draw It
through your lialr. taking- one strand
at a time. Do this at nlzht and bv !
i morning tne gray hair disappears; after
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anoiner application or two It Is restored
to Ita natural color and looks glossy,
soft, and abundant. Agent, James
Any Suit in the
house that sold
up to $40
50 dozen Early Spring Dress
Waists, in chiffon, all-over sha
dow laces, and charmeuse,
A saving to you of $1W.
tho registry division, said that the
faithfulness of his men bad placed his
department at the- top ''of the list
throughout the country. Fred M. Bock,
superintendent of Station C, threw
bouquets at the whole service. John C
Koons, superintendent of the division
of salaries and allowances,- spoko In a
The postal clerks, to the number of
about 200, made merry through the en
tire evening with songs and stories.
"Postal Information," containing
grinds, was distributed to each guest.
It declared that every member of the
"alphabetical monstrosity," U. N. A. O.
P. C forgot his "cares, grouches, and
replnings on the occasion of the an
Plan Aerial Navy.
BERNE, Feb. 4. The "Swiss navy"
no longer will be a joke If the govern
ment succeeds In its project to raise
n fund by popular subscription to pur
chase a 'llc-ct of aeroplanes."
$37.50 "White" Vibrating , f-
Sewing Machine P'3U
$39.75 "White" Rotary tOC 7C
Sewing Machine ty&D.iD
$44.75 "White" Rotary
Sewing Machines ............
$49.75 "White" Rotary
Shopworn Bed Springs
Just Half Pxiee j
On account of their Immense weight, it Is necessary to carry
our spring; stock on the ground floor. Some become slightly
rusted and cannot be delivered as new springs. These go on
sale tomorrow at exactly half price. All sizes, for metal beds,
included In the lot. The grades are as follows :
Si ioiiftt $3,S0
aaTT41MTT t" - M $7.oo
This Massive Buffet,
Massive Solid Quartered Oak
Buffet liko the illustration to the
right. Has large French plate
mirror, oak interior, lined silver,
drawer, two other drawers, two
cupboards, claw feet, and is
This Attractive Oak Chiffonier,
Well-made Chiffonier Hke the Illustra
tion to the right, matching tho dresser
described above. Made of golden oak,
with French plnte mirror, five deep
drawers, wood knob trimmings, and is
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Finds "Stolen" Gems
In Her Fur Muff
NEW TORK; Feb. 4. It was 'with
feelings of relief and indignation that
officers and crew of the steamer Ber
mudlan learned today that Mrs. Clinton
Cushing's diamond rings had been
They were indignant because all the
way from BermudaiMrs. Cushlng had
made everyone's life miserable with her
stormy declarations that the ship was a
nest 'of thieves,- and her Insistent 'de
mands that everyDody be searched for
the $2,006 worth' of diamond, rings she
said had been stolen from her.
After landing Mrs. Cushlng hired a
detective, who found the missing jewels
in Mrs. Cushing's fur muff, where she
had' put them ahe day she sailed from
10 Discount an Accounts Closed in 30 Days
409 to 417
"White? Sewing Machin
At Almost Half Price
Small scars on the woodwork is the only difference between these machines and the new does we '
sell regularly at almost -double these prices. The mechanical features are perfect, and 'every rnachme v
guaranteed as fully as if it were purchased at' the regular price.
Most of the machines are the latest "White" ;rotery shuttle style, the fastest and easiest sewing '
machine made. , . --
The reductions are as follows: ' -
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This Well Made Oak Dresser,
Well-made Golden Oak Dresser llko
the cut to the left. Has beveled French
plate-glass mirror, four deep drawers,
wood knob trimmings, and is nicely
NOSE AND HEAD STOPPER Md
COED OR CATARRtf, OPEN AT ONCE
Mr Cleans!?. Healls Bala luteal
lr Clears Jfose, Head, art Tkreat
Stops Sasty Catarrhal W.
charges. Pali Headache Cle.
Try "Ely's Cream Balm."
Get a small bottle anyway, jut to
try it Apply a Httle la the nostrils
and 'Instantly your clogged noie and
stopped-uo air passages of the head
will open; you will breathe freely;
dullness and headache disappear. Br
morning the catarrh. cold-In-head or
catarrhal sore throat will be onr.
End such misery nowl Get the small
"McDougalT Kitchen Cabinets
I njTa T
L aaaLBLH aaf S"
Blankets and Comforts
Pick the blankets and comforts you need during- this
sale. The cut pricw offer unusual savings. .Some of the
reductions are as follows: " . i
$2.25 Blankets, M ,A
$4.50 Blankets, ao qa
$5.50 Wool. An aq
Blankets, Pair JsJ.iO
.. - ... .
3.ou wool r QQ
Blankets, Pair D.JO
$10.00 Wool fpj AQ
Blankets, Pair $ .JO
$2.50 .m-i QA
Comforts 3)4. Is7
These oft Feather
Pillows, Per Pair,
Pure Feather-niled Pillows,
each IT by 24 inches, covered
In narrow blue stripe tick
ings, at a price lower than
they can usually be sold for at
wholesale. No discount allow
ed at these prices.
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t bottle o.f "Ely1 Cream Balsa'"' at any
dru More. Thl sweet, .fragrant
balm dissolves by the beat of the
nostrils r. penetrates, and'hals. the in
flamed, swollen, tnenatirtnc which line
the nose, head ..and' throat: ciears thr
air paxaaares; stops na.ity dla'harKeft
and a feeling, of cleaaaUV, soot&Ssg
.relief come Immediately. v '
Don't lav awake tonight struggling
for breath, with, head tuff'd-, nos
trils' closed, thaarklpjr aBJ . blowing.
Catarrh or a cold, with Its running
nose, foul mucous -dropping- Into the
throat, and raw dryness la distressing
but truly needless.
Put your faith Just once In "Etys
Cream Balm" and your cold or catarrh
will surely disappear. Advt.
lis Eiact McDaitaj;
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Excellently Constructed . Oak
"MeDougall" Xltchea'Cabraet. Just
like, the ." illustration ,io the left.
The. top lias the removable, metal
sifting- ffour bin, double cupboard,
metal sugar bin and glass tea, sof
f ee, and ,-spice Jars. The sliding;
table topis nickel plated and,unsr
this is a large cupboard for pots
and kettles, two linen drawers and'
a large metal-lined meal bin.
m aaKin v
TKii 12-Piece Teilet Set,
Attractive "Stone Wekr". J,
Toilet Sets, like the niustra-.
tlon twelve- prettily shaped
pieces, Including slop Jar.
They are colored 'dark blue.
Special net price, J1.S3.
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