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Fair tonight and Saturday; colder tonight. ESTABLISHED 1873 TAX REDUCTION TO BENEFIT SMALL INCOME CLASS TRIAL DATE HAGGARTCASE UNDETERMINED Time Suitable to Judge and ’ All Parties Concerned Is Difficult to Set NO WORK THIS YEAR Work Could Be Done Com mission's Way For $90,000 Says Black's Statement Arrangements for the trial of the action to determine whether or not the Haggart Construction company has a valid contract for paving the Red Trail from *Bismarck east to the state penitentiary are being hold up pending the selection of a uau* satisfactory' to all parties, w vs i, ~»ut t at the Attorney General s oft ice today. John Thorpe, first assistant attor ney' general who will represent the state highway commission in the case, said he will be ready to go to trial whenever arrangements are complet ed and a date selected. It has proved difficult to select a date at which all of the important witnesses will find it convenient to attend the hearing and which will be convenient for one of the several district judges to sit in the case, Thorpe said. Roadway Smoothed Down The action was brought by Patrick Sullivan a Bismarck taxpayer, to halt the Haggart company from proceed ing with the work after it had torn up a part of the highway prepara tory to grading it. Sullivan's conten tion was that the Haggart company had no legal contract. Recently the state began smoothing the highway tern up by the Haggart company be cause it is obvious that the work cannot be done this year regardless of the outcome of the court’s deci sion. A detour was designed by the Haggart company around the place where it began work but it has been removed. The cost of the work as provided fv»r in the contract and the cost which the state thinks is proper will be one of the tributary issues developed at the trial, in the opinion of highway department officials. The price for the 2.49 miles of pav ing called for in the Haggart contract is a little more than $123,000. It , provides for bitulithic construction on a black !> v ase, which is crushed rock with an asphaltic binder. Block’s Statement A statement prepared by W. G. Black, former chief engineer for the state highway commission w"ho signed the Haggart contract, prepared sev eral months before his resignation, recently was unearthed from the highway commission files. The state ment says: “A considerable saving can be made in the cost of constructing the peni tentiary road, provided the plans of this commission are adopted. The contract bid for bitulithic or black top for this road is $123,000. The work can be done for $90,000 if con crete paving is employed and the rec ommendations of the commission * ‘followed in this respect. This will make a reduction of $33,000 in the cost of this item alone. A small sav ing can also be effected in the cost of engineering. Under the plan con templated by the county the usual engineering price would be five per cent of the contract price or in round figures about $6,000. Engineering costs if done under the commission’s direction, will run about four per cent, one half of which will be borne by the federal government and the balance paid from the state aid fund. This should produce a saving of about $2,500. “How much nv»y be saved in con struction costs by the employment of ••convict labor is difficult of exact statement, but !t may be roughly and conservatively said that the reduction sliould run about SIOO a day. The fact that the work would be done un der the immediate ajid direct super vision of this commission’s engineers will insure the very best of construc tion work.” » Engineering Coats Too High Black’s estflnatc of the saving which could be effected in engineei ing costs is much too low, in the opinion of engineers now on the high way commission staff. They explain that the plans for the work as out lined Burleigh county com missioners provided for the engineer *. ing work to be done by a private en gineer and was based on the engi: neering costs of grading and simi lar work. The fact is, they point out, cngi -7 neering costs on paving contracts are and should be lower than on oth er types of work because of the rel atively high cost of the project com* pafred with the services which the engineer is required to perform. They estimate that state engineers could do the work for one-half of one per cent. The fact that enginering costs on paving work arc relatively small in comparison with the total expen diture is the explanation, state en gineers say, for tne startling showing made by highway departments in other states where most of the money is spent for paving instead of for grading and graveling as in North Dakota. Dickinson Man Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement Minot, N. D., Nov, 6. — (JP) —Harry Hill of Dickinson, N. D., formerly em ployed as an insurance agent by the Midwest Indemnity Company of Far go, entered a plea of guilty to a /‘•charge of embezzlement when ar raigned in district court here today, and his codefendant, Ray F. Connors of St, Paul, entered a plea of not "«ilty. Judge Moellring set Motiday, November 9, as the date for passing sentence on Hill. Connors will be prosecuted on the charge. State’s Attorney H. E. John son said. THE BISMARCK TRIBUNE [ FINAL EDITION SIX MEMBERS OF 1 FAMILY DIE IN FIRE Nine Year Old Daughter, Only Survivor of Blaze, in Crilical Condition FIREMEN HELPLESS Means of Escape Shut Off as Father Turns Back to Rescue the Family Ballston Spa, N. Y„ Nov. 6.— (A 3 )— Six members of one family were burned to death by fire which des troyed a bungalow er.riv t.n u ..y. 7 ':e sole orphan survivor is in a critical condition. The dead arc: George* Kemp, 40; Mrs. George Kemp; Viola Allen, 14; Myrtle Allen, 9; Carol Allen, 10; and Mareina Kemp, 11. The Allens were children of Mrs. Kemp by a previous marriage. The Kemp children were born in Kemp's previous marriage. Beatrice Kemp, 9, sole survivor of the family, escaped with her clothing in flames. She summoned neighbors, but they and the firemen were help less. The nearest hydrant was a quarter of a mile away. When the flames died down the bodies were found huddled in one room of the one story bungalow. From the position of the bodies, a doctor judged Kemp had found a way of escape and hud turned back to find the rest of his family when flames closed their way out. STILL TRYING TO GET JURY IN MURDER TRIAL Many Sided Plea Will Be Pre sented By Defense For Colorado Doctor Littleton. Colo., Nov. C.—( A *) —With both prosecution and defense search ing for jurors who hold to diametric ally opposed theories of life, the trial of Dr. Harold Elmer Blazer, Engle wood, Colorado, physician who is charged with the murder of his 34- year-old daughter Hazel, the “human husk” who never developed in body or mind, entered the third day. As court convened the hope was expected that a jury would be com pleted by night fall. Although 12 prospective jurymen were in the box, the defense still has six peremptory challenges left and the state nine, after 44 talesmen had been ques tioned. Suitable Jurors Hard to Get Defense counsel continued it s search for men who hold that temporary insanity is a justifiable plea as well as the theory that the taking of human life, under certain conditions, should be sanctioned. The prosecution on the other hand was gleaning the panel of veniremen for those who believe it is wholly wrong to take human life under any circumstances and who are apt to scout a plea of insanity. Dr. Blazer’s counsel will present a many sided plea—temporary insanity; that their client slew his daughter “to make her happy,” that “the thing” he slew had no soul and that his ac tion, therefore, was not a crime. JURY TO TRY DR. BLAZER IS COMPLETED Littleton, C’olo., Nov. 6. — (A 3 ) —A jury to try Dr. Harold Elmer Blazer on a charge of murdering his 34-year old daughter, Hazel, the “child wo man,” was obtained in district court here shortly after noon today. The defense accepted the jury while it stiil had one peremptory challenge unused. The state had used only 10 of its allotted 15. The jury that will try Blazet consists of four farmers, two carpenters, one lumber dealer, a garage owner, an auditor, a former poolhall owner, a druggist and a banker. All but two are married and six of the men are fathers. MANKATO VET REWARDED FOR HIS HEROISM Gets SI,OOO From Carnegie Hero Fund For Saving Man From Drowning Mankato, Minn., Nov. 6.— (A *)— Heroism in saving the life of a tran sient in the icy waters of the Minne sota river here in April, 1917, was rewarded today when A. M. Kircher, local civil engineer received a check for 11,000 from the Carnegie hero fund committee, New York City. Kircher, who served over seas in 1918, received a Carnegie medal for making the rescue. He jumped from a bridge railing amid cakes of ice and took the man from the water after he had gone below the surface. Minot Pioneer to Be Buried Saturday Minot, N. D., Nov. 6. — (JP) —Funeral services for Mrs. John Lynch, pioneer Minot woman and mother of Miss Blanche Lynch, formerly of Grand Forks and now of Minot, will be held Saturday forenoon at 9 o’clock fqgm St. Leo’s Catholic church in Minot? “More Children Would Make American Homes Happier” Says Mother of 17 Sons , Daughters Mere are Mr. and Mrs. William Kozim of Omaha and their seven teen children They are, >o|i row. lelt t<> right: John. Leon. Kate William Jr., Rose, George. Virginia. Louis, Elizabeth and Adeline. Bottom row. left to right: Mrs. Koziol, Mr. Koziol, Ijieille, Dorothy Bernice. Loretta, Marie, Joseph and Francis. By NEA Service Omaha, Neb., Nov. C. —American homes would be happier if people had more children. This, at least, is the firm belief of Mrs. William Koziol, of Omaha, who is fully qualified to hold such an opinion. For Mrs. Koziol is the mother of 17 children, all within a space of 30 years. Her children range in age from 2 to 32. Mrs. Koziol has reared them, cooked for therti, done all her house work, found time to take an active [•art ii* the affairs of her parish church and manages to keep informed on public events enough to cast an in telligent vote in every election. Never Had Servants Ami she’s done all of this without a servant, maintaining her home on CHAPMAN HAS LOST BATTLE FOR HIS LIFE Supreme Court Sustains Ver dict—Must Hang on Morn ing of December 3 Bridgeport, Conn., Nov. C.— (A 3 ) — Gerald Chapman sits in his cell in the state prison at Wethersfield to day, knowing that presumably he has less than a month to live. The notorious mail robber and con victed slayer has lost his fight for a new trial. The state supreme court of errors decided against him yes terday, sustaining the verdict of the lower court which found him guilty of the murder of Patrolman James Skelly of New Britain on October 12, 1924. Chapman now must hang on the morning of December 3, unless pro ceedings contemplated by his counsel succeed. When notified by the prison warden at Wethersfield that the supreme court had ruled against him. Chap man’s comment was “ftvas no more than I expected.” Chapman has lost his legal battle for life a few days after the killing by a detective in Muskegon, Mich., of his companion in crime, “Dutch” Anderson, really Ivan Dahl Von Tel ler, black sheep of A noble Danish family. Chapman lias not been informed of Anderson’s death. University Appointments Are Approved Acting on recommendation of Pres ident Thomas Kane of the University of North Dakota the state board of administration has approved the fol lowing appointments to positions in the university organization: A. L. Lindberg to be bacteriologist in charge of the branch public health laboratory at Fargo in place of Miss Delia K. Johnson, resigned. Lind berg is a graduate of North Dakota University. Miss Byrtlc Hvstad to be book keeper in the office of the business manager of the University, succeed ing Miss Ruth McClintock, resigned. Miss Florence Reese to succeed Ry stad as assistant in the business man ager’s office. J. S. Johnson to be plumber at the university, succeedin'' Herbert Allen, relieved from duty because of illness. Lewis Lenzen to be fireman at the university power house. Arthur Buckingham to take the place of Claus Carlson for-two months or more as night fireman. Miss Pearl McConnachie as student assistant in home economics. Miss Jean Hutchinson as student assistant in political science. Thomas Doe as student assistant in physical education for men. Miss Rhea Shaw as student assist ant stenographer in the university music department. Herman Ehrhardt as student steno grapher in the department of journalism. Morris Fitch as student assistant in geology. Unemployed in Great Britaip dur ing the early'ipaart of September num bered 1,345,500. BISMARCK, NORTH DAKOTA, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER G, 1925 ♦ lie not over-swollen salary of her husband, who is a laborer. An interviewer found Mrs. Koziol in the kitchen of her home. She was busy cutting out winter drosses for the youngest of her brood from an ample piece of heavy plain mater ial. Long practice, acquired no doubt ill the making of clothes for the doz en or so older children, had made her letter perfect in the task, and her shears sliced through the cloth as exactly as if she were a machine. Little Lucille, Dorothy and Bernice, the babies of the family, sat on the floor pretending that they, too, were making dresses. Another daughter, Adeline, who is 10, sat at a sewing machine sowing the pieces her mother clipped. “It's just as easy to manage many children as a few,” she said. “For, when there are so many, they take care of one another.” Jones of Ohio > Is Assistant to Secretary Andrews Washington, Nov. 6. (A 3 )—James E. Jones of Ohio, who served as assist ant prohibition commissioner through out Roy A. Haynes' tenure as com missioner, has been named second in command to Assistant Secretary Andrews of the new prohibition en forcement machinery with the title I of director of prohibition. I While the 24 regional administra tors functioning under the new or ganization will continue to he direct ly accountable to Mr. Andrews, in hi> l new office Mr. Jones will have actual j charge of administrative matters at prohibition headquarters. ! Mr. Haynes will continue as eoin j inissioner, to assist in the organiza tion work, but his resignation is ex pected in the near future in view of i iiis indicated intention to enter the gubernatorial race in Ohio next year. WIDOW OF MURDERED MAN JAILED Wan Who Shared “Elope ment Fund” With Widow Charged with the Murder Elizabeth, N. J., Nov. 6. — (A 3 ) Seized by police as she heard Ku Klux Klansmen pray for her mur dered husband at his grave, Mrs. Priscilla Clark, 23, and pretty, was in jail today as a witness. Joseph H. Cowen, iron worker, jew elry salesman, and insurance agent, who gave Mrs. Clark SSOO of their $2,000 “elopement fund”, was also in jail charged with murdering Wm. Clark with a hanpner early Tuesday at Hillside. Clark was a gold beater for jewelry manufacturers. He was murdered at 1 a. m. when he got out of his automobile to open the door of his garage. His wife and her mother, in the car, said they did not glimpse the murderer. A five-pound stone mason’s sledge hammer was found near the garage. FORMER ALIEN PROPERTY KEEPER SAYS NOT GUILTY New York, N. Y., Nov. f». — (A*) — Thomas Miller, former alien property custodian, pleaded not guilty when arraigned today on an indictment charging conspiracy to defraud the government, and was held in $5,000 bail. Mr. Miller’s counsel asked Judge Goddard for a continuance of a week to give the defense an opportunity of arguing a motion on the indictment. The defendant was. told that he could change his plea within 10 days after decision oil the forthcoming motion. The National Surety company fur nished the $5,000 bond. Mr. Miller himself appeared before Judge God dard today but made no statement in his own behalf beyond the formal plea through his counsel. ‘i ii• • interviewer told Mrs. Koziol of a recent magazine article by a young mother who had complained that the first year of her first child's life cost her $1,00(1 and that she couldn't afford another. “Sup*, they’re expensive, these small families,” snorted Mrs. Koziol. “Mu' should nave 17 children, then tlu-v’d make her a profit.’’ Mrs, Koziol lias the conduct of her hoin " well systematized. Every child is given a certain amount of spend ing money every Sunday until the time comes when he starts earning a salary, tin Tuesday the grade school children all line up with outstretched [•alms and a coin for school savings goes into each little hand. The Koziols sec to it that each child finishes a high school course. Then the children go to work, turn ing their wages over to their par GASOLINE TAX IN SEPTEMBER HIGHEST YET State 'Collected $92,003.58 During That Month. Treas- urer’s Report Shows Oil and gasoline taxes collected during September totalled $92,003.58, the highest in the history of the state, according to statistics compiled by State Treasurer C. A. Fisher. The increased number of automobiles and trucks in operation and the greater n o of each motor vehicle because of improved roads is given as another factor. At the same time a slight decrease was noted in the amount of cigarette taxes collected, treasury receipts from this course being the smallest since the sale of cigarettes was legalized. Indications are, however, that the treasurer’s estimate of $250,000 in cigarette taxes for the first year of the operation of the cigarette law, which ends April 1, 1926, will be more than realized. Collections of cigar ette taxes collected since the law be came operative are $150,331.10. Where the Money Goes Of the $505,568.84 collected in oil and gasoline taxes for the first nine months of 1925, $200,000 will go to the state general fund and $15,000 will be set aside for refunds to per sons who have made overpayments on such taxes. The remainder is appor tioned to the state highway commis sion for use in road maintenance work. Gas and oil tax collections for the last nine months follow: January, $23,330.47; February, $38,- 104.09; March, $27,185.96; April, $61,- 780.83; May. $54,317.33; June, $45,- 208.07; July, $76,377.45; August, $87,- 201.06; September, $92,003.58. GRAND JURY AT RIBBING INDICTS THREE OFFICIALS Hibbing, Minn., Nov. o.—(A*)--John Hayden and Edward Sabattini, mem bers of the present board of supervi sors, township of Stuntz, and James Kearney, a former member, entered a pica of not guilty this aftc-r/.oon when arraigned on an indictment brought in by the grand jury charg ing all three with “falsely auditing and allowing a claim of $2,500 known as the account of the Reiner Con struction Company.” The claim is alleged to be a “frau dulent and not a lawful claim.” All three men were defended by Attorney John Gannon. Their bail was .set at SI,OOO, which was furnished. The bondsman are well known Hibbing businessmen, John Curran, and An dre Guyette appearing as bondsmen fnr James Kearney; Joseph Rano and Frank Fiola for Edward Sabattini and Chris Osdtiek and J. J. Stukel for John Hayden. The indictment charges the two present supervisors and the former official of “conniving to allow a claim for road work, which they knew to be fraudulent.” The alleged warrant was supposed to have been issued October 10, 1924. The indictment mentions specifically three account numbers referred to in the nlleged deal, 1 cuts, after deducting spending money, until they get married. Make Good Bargains “My older girls and I do all the trading," said the mother. “We talk things over and make pretty good bargains. \\ e do all our own baking, washing, sewing, fancy-work, evirj thing. Hire anything done when there are ten girls in the house? Not us. “We rush through everything and 1 have plenty of time left for church work, visiting and so on.” Mrs. Koziol was born in Poland, i Imt she is thoroughly Americanized, I even to a marcel wave. She and her husband own their own home a‘nd have kept out of debt ever since their marriage. “Large families? it’s the only wav,” she says. King Tut’s Body Believed to Be in Sarcophagus Cairo. Egypt, Nov. «. (A 3 ) The ex cavators of King Tut-Ankh Amen s tomb have discovered what they be lieve to be definite proof that the body of the youthful Pharoali is ac tually in the sarcophagus whose splendors have aroused the admira tion of Egyptologists. Their find consists of tne inner cof fin, shaped to lit the form of the body. About this is a linen shroud, adhering to and covering all the cot fin except the face, on which are the painted features customarily depicted on such encasements. Ihe features are believed to represent those of Tut-Ankh-Amen himsclf. CHECKS FOR HAIL DAMAGE TO BE MAILED Farmers ol‘ Fifteen Counties Will Get Payments With in the Next Week Warrants for all hail indemnity claims received from 15 of the 53 counties in the state now are being written by clerks in the state audi tor’s office and soon will be sent out to the persons insured, it was said today at the state hail insurance de partment' office. They will be the first installment on more than sl,- 000,000 which will he naid out by the department this year. The work <>f certifying the claims to the state auditor rapidly is going forward and should be completed by the end of the month, Martin Hagen, department chief, said. All of the 15 counties included in the first list submitted to the auditor are in class one, which pays the low est rate. The counties in which farmers will receive hail indemnity checks within the next wek are Bill ings. Burleigh, (’ass, Emmons, Grand Forks, Grant, Griggs, Mclntosh, Mc- Kenzie, Mercer, Morton, Mountrail, Nelson and Pembina, The total num ber of counties in class one was 27. TWO MARMOUTH MEN ARRESTED AFTER RAIDS Anton Messmcr, operator of a pool room at Marmarth, Slope county, and T, ’id Cornell a shoemaker living in the same village, have been arrested on charges of violating the prohibi tion law, according to information received here at the attorney gener al’s office. They were arrested Tuesday night in raids by C. F. Meyer of the license division of the attorney general’s office and Sheriff Johnson of Slope county.* . Messmer also was found to be selling cigarettes without state tax stamps. His license was summarily revoked and his place of business closed.* A spider was found living at the height orf 17,000 feet on Mt- F.verest. SHIPS ARE IN DISTRESS ON GREAT LAKES Munv Others Put Into Ports ;;s Worst Storm of Season Hils Superior S. O. S. (ALLS HEARD Canadian Passenger-Freight er Hamonic Adrift With Propeller Gone Houghton, Nov. 6. (/PI- At least one vessel is known to he in distress and many others scurried for cover in one of the worst storms of the season which struck Lake Superior last night. The Hamonic, a Canadian steamer operated by the Northern Navigation company, was reported with her pro peller gone and being driven help lessly by a 50-mile gale, 2o miles west of Caribou Island and about 50 miles northwest of Whitefish Point. A radio communication telling of the Hamonic’s condition was inter cepted at Eagle Harbor. The vessel is a passenger and packet freight running between Sarnia, Ont., and Duluth. It was considered im probable she was carrying passengers this late in the season. She carries a crew of 40 men. Other Ships Near By The steamers Thomason and Pais ley were within call of the Hamonic, the Eagle Harbor coast guard said, and added that it has been impossible to establish radio communication with Whitefish Point, indicating tnat coast guards from there might have gone to tier assistance. NO PASSENGERS ARE ABOARD TIIE HAMONIC Sarnia, Out., Nov. 6.— (A 3 ) —The steamer Harmonic, reported adrift off Caribou Island, Lake Superior, is rid ing easily and in no danger, says a message received by the Northern Navigation company this morning. The message confirmed the report that the propeller was gone but, in view of the abatement of the storm, no anxiety is felt by the company offices here. The steamer carries no passengers. STORM WAS TIIE WORST EXPERIENCED IN YEARS Port Arthur, Ont., Nov. 6. (A 3 ) - The storm prevailing over Lake Su perior is one of the worst experienced in years, Captain Pyette of the steam er Midland King declared on coming into port today. Last night, with the temperature hovering around. zero, the lake was churned into a maelstrom, the wind reaching as high as 60 miles an hour. The steamer Hamonic, which lost her propeller in the storm and drifted down the lake, is safely sheltered un der the lee of Caribou Island. DRY AGENTS AS PATRIOTIC AS SOLDIERS Plenty of Action, Thrills, Fighting in Prohibition Work, Says Speaker i Chicago, Nov. 6.— (A 3 )—A challenge to American youth to enlist for ser vice in defense of the constitution with plenty of action and danger assured, was issued today by the Rev. •M. J'. Boynton of Chicago in a memorial service at the Anti-Saloon League convention for the nearly 50 prohibition officers killed in action. “We have now the full equivalent of war," Rev. Boynton said, “with greater hazards for the prohibition soldiers than the men at the front in the world war. “These men who fell in the line of duty upholding the flag and the con stitution had no barraire of fire clear ing the way ahead for them. They went, often singly and at night, into dangers from moonshiners, bootleg gers and rum runners just as desper ate and vicious as the enemy in the world war. And their ranks suffered a far higher percentage of casualties than the American army in the world war. Are Patriotic “Many of them were attacked by mobs; some of them broken down by exposure and all of them are as sure ly patriotic martyrs for their coun try’s honor and glory as those who sleep at Gettysburg and Flanders Field. “If any of the young college men of today want action, thrills, and a chance to fight for their country, I urge them to report to General An drews. I assure them they will have all the red-blooded fighting they will wish.” I Weather Report I » .... » Temperature at 7 a. in 18 Highest yesterday 29 Lowest last night 17 Precipitation to 7 a. m 0 Highest wind velocity 18 WEATHER FORECAST For Bismarck and vicinity: Fair tonight and Saturday; colder tonight. For North Dakota: Fair tonight and Saturday; colder tonight. Weather Conditiona An extensive high pressure area, with its center over the northeastern Rocky Mountain slope, has been ac companied by colder weather over the Northwest. Temperatures dropped about 10 degrees in North Dakota and Montanu and 16 degrees below zero was recorded at Edmonti'.i, Al berta. Snow flurries occurred in the Great Lakes region and over the Can adian Northwes't while rain is falling in the south«rn Plains States. Else where the vjather is mostly fair. PRICE FIVE CENTS EXEMPTIONS OF WAGEEARNERS TO BE RAISED That For Single Persons to $1,500 and For Married Persons to $3,500 NORMAL RATE LOWERED Burden of Seven Million Tax payers Will Be Reduced By Latest Plan Washington, Nov. 6. — (A 3 )—More than $200,000,000 of the annual bur den of 7,000,000 federal income tax payers would be removed under in come rate revisions voted by the. house ways and means committee in preparing a revenue. The committee yesterday voted a reduction in the maximum surtax rate of 40 to 6(1 per cent, pared down the normal rates and increased the personal ex emptions. , By increasing the exemptions from SI,OOO to $1,500 for single persons and from $2,500 to $3,500 for mar ried persons, the coinin ill e c relieved more than one million persons in the small income class from the necessity of [laying any tax as well as reducing the burden of all others on the federal tax rolls. In deciding also to retain present provisions of the law allowing a 25 per cent reduction on earned incomes, the committee reserved decision on the question of income. The present income limit is SIO,OOO to which such reduction applies. New Rate Tht' new normal rates voted by the committee would reduce from two per cent to 1 1-li per cent the rate on the first $4,000 of taxable income, from 4 per cent to .‘1 per cent the rate on the next $4,000, with a six per cent levy instead of the present five per* cent, applying on taxable income in excess of SB,OOO. The maximum surtax rate approved by the committee is that proposed by Secretary Mellon and the normal rates taken with retention of the earned provision are along the lines suggested by the treasury. in absorbing more than $200,000,000 of the $300,000,000 surplus available for tax reduction on the income tax reductions the committee is believed to have shut the door to any resolu tion for repeal of the estate or in heritance tax. LIMIT OF DEDUCTION ON EARNED INCOMES RAISED Washington, Nov. 6. — (A 3 ) —The lim it on which 25 per cent deduction for earned income may be made by tax payers was raised today by the house ways and means committee from SIO,OOO to $20,000. The committee, which is framing a new tax bill, rejected proposals to repeal the capital stock tax and mod ify the corporation levy of 12 1-2 per cent. Suggestions that more corporations be allowed to file as partners and that partners in some instances be allowed to file returns as corpora tions were turned over to a subcom mittee. Will Save Seven Million By extending the limit to which tlie earned income credit may be applied, it was estimated taxpayers would be saved $7,000,060 annually. The committee voted also to make the graduated surtax rates hegin at one per cent on the amount of in come in excess of SIO,OOO. The scale u |i to the 20 per cent maximum on the amount of income in excess of SIOO,OOO is to be worked out. Under revised estimates Chairman Green figured that the changes so far voted by the committee would re sult in a loss of revenue aggregating $190,000,000 annually. CLEAR LAKE, MINNESOTA, HAS BAD FIRE Firemen From Neighboring Cities Called to Aid in # Extinguishing Blaze St. Cloud, Minn.. Nov.t 6.—( A ’)— Four fire departments were called to Clear Lake early this morning to bat tle a stubborn blaze which for a time threatened to wipe out the village, situated on the Jefferson Highway 12 miles south of St. Cloud. Discovered at about 3 a. m. today, the fire already had made rapid head way at the Frank Henkenmeycr res taraunt and dance hall and was eat ing its way into a small creamery shed owned by John Fueker. Unable to cope with the steadily mounting blaze, Clear Lake firemen summoned aid from St. Cloud, Becker and Clear water fire departments, apparatus from which arrived within a quarter of an hour. SIO,OOO Damage A combined grocery store and meat market started to burn and one side was gutted out in addition to a con siderable stock being ruined. The store was owned by C. L. Mosform, Sherburne county sheriff. Fanned by a light wind the fire, in the heart of the business section, threatened to take several more store buildings and several residences, but citizens formed a fire fighting aux iliary to protect adjacent property. It was estimated early today that the loss probably would exceed SIO,OOO. STEEN TO FLORIDA State Auditor John Steen, former treasurer of the national association of state auditors, treasurers and con trollers, will leave next week for Miami, Florida, to attend the annual convention of that organization.