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TAXES CHIEFLY BLAMED FOR HIGHER PRICES Five Years Bring Astonishing Increase in Costs to Government. ALL SCALES ARE UP By HARRY B. HUNT. Staff Correspondent of the Newspaper Enterprise Association. WASHINGTON, Jan. 12.—The Increase In the cost of living, proportionately, hasn’t hit the indiridual half as hard as the increase in the cost of govern ment The bureau of labor statistics shows the index figure for the cost of living as ISB compared to costs in 1913-14 and 'ls. If an index figure was established for the cost of government, on the same basis, it would stand somewhere around 400. The 1 - result is that the increase in cost of living is, to a very appreciable extent, the result of the increased cost of government and its consequent lugh taxes. The cost of Uncle Sam’s government to each of his citizens, men, women and children, in IS9O, was approximately $4, and his total government expenditures, exclusive of the postol service, $318,- 917,000. By 1900 the per capita cost had moved up to about $6, covering the costs of the Spanish-Ameriean war and the “extrava gant” expenditures incident to tho “im perialistic” policy that kept us in the Philippines and in Cuba. Appropriations for 1900 amounted to 5555,033.000. For 1920 congress appropriated a to tal of $793,334,000, or about $7.75 pei capita, and by 1915 this had increased to slightly more than $8 per capita. TOUR AND A HALF BILLION APPROPRIATIONS ASKED. Estimates presented to the present con gress, however, for the year from June 30, 1920, to June 30, 1921 call for ap propriations of $4,473,696,358.62, or, on a basis of population of 110,000,000, just $40.66 per capita! Where has the cost of living anything on that? To be conservative, however, let us figure next year’s governmenal expend itures on the basis of estimated ex penditures compiled by the experts of the treasury department These esti mate the government’s cash outlay for the fiscal year 1921 at $3 973,787,985 —or $36 per capita. That is believed to be the irreducible minimum! Into this cost goes approximately $1,300,000,000 in fixed charges resulting from the war. Interest on the public debt will amount to $1,017,500,000. Sinking fund charges take $287,500,000. Tn all, the to tal fixed charges to be met by the gov ernment in 1921 stands at $1,343,953,000 before any appropriations are made for current government activities. Os this amount $376,574,875.52 is inter est on loans to foreign governments, the greater part of which interest has been waived by this government for the next three years, but accumulates as a credit to our account the time of ultimate settlement. GROSS PUBLIC DEBT EXCEEEDS 26 BILLION. The nation’s gross public debt amounts to $26,210,630,269, of which amount $24.- 928,561,000 has been added since April 6. 1917, when wo entered the world war. Loans to the allies and other European countries represent about 40 per gent. The mere physical job administering Uncle Sam's money chest, a.s a result of our bond issues and war taxes, Is ex pected to cost $28,808,831.36 next year, as against $19,810,992.88 for the current year, and the total expenses of the .treasury department to aggregate $73,- 405,101.36, as against $50,258,012.58. A fiat sum of $21,000,000 is asked to cover costs of collecting war revenue taxes. For enforcing the new national prohibition law, including allowances for chemists to test suspicious bever ages, laboratory supplies for their work and liquor sleuths to ferret out law breakers, $4,000,000 is to ba provided. Including administrative costs, the rev enue bureau alone expects to need next year no less than $42,288,000, as against $25,288,000 for the current year. Part of! this money, however, would be paid directly back to taxpayers in the form of refunds amounting to $12,000,000 of taxes illegally collected in previous years. Paper costs, too, affect Uncle Sam’s expenses, the mere blank forms and sta tionery needed for next year's work amounting to $214,400, as against $00,009 for 1920. NATION’S INCOME FOR NEXT YEAR, FIVE BILLION. Uncle Sam's total estimated income for toe year ending June 30, 1021, is placed by treasury experts at $5,620,350,000, and his probable expenses at $3,973,797,985, leaving a balance of $1,884,002,015. Offsetting this, however, is an Indicated deficit for the current year of $3,905,- $88,543. Even if revenue amounted to the $5,620,000,000 estimated —which mans fiscal authorities now doubt—Jane 30, 1921, then, promises to find the treasury still w-ith a deficit, after providing for the sinking fund, not figured above, of $2,259,336,528, if onr present program of appropriations and expenditures is car ried out. Included in the estimates for 1921, however, are largely increased estimates for the military establishment which the American people will, doubtless, wish to study closely. Just why our army Curl Hair This Way and Keep It Healthy It l-w been found that the occasional use of a harmless and inexpensive fluid which druggists know as “Sllmerine. ’ will keep the stralghtest hair In curl perpetually, giving the appearance of true naturalness, besides keeping the hair softer and glossier than possible with the heated iron. The liquid may l>e applied with a clean toothbrush, this being drawn through the hair from crown to tip and allowed to dry over night. 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Science has proven that Rheumatism Is a disordered condiiton of the blood. How, then, can satisfactory results DECLARES WORLD GOING TO DEVIL Rev. McCaslin Says Every thing's Topsy-Turvy. “What is the matter with the peo ple?” was the question upon which Rev. J. C. McCaslin, pastor of the Mansur Park Methodist Protestant church, based a sermon Sunday. Answering the question, he declared: “People are self-centered, money-mad and pleasure-crazy. They have left God out Os their program entirely. There is no Christ in the dancing, gambling, movie-film, sex-obsessed society of the world.” Asking the question, “What is the mat ter with the church?” he answered as follows: “She has compromised with the world, the flesh and the dpvil. She is lukewarm and indifferent to her God glven mission of soul winning. In re cent years she has been so busy reform ing society before she got her members regenerated that she has forgotten how to get people converted to God. “What calamity has hit statecraft?” Rev. McCaslin asked, and continued: “It is hardly necessary for me to waste words. The average politician is pea nut-visioned. graft-rotten and Satan bossed. He has about as much real interest in God, home and the vital wel fare of our country as a hog has In heaven. Our country, what has befallen us? God have mercy! Multitudes, be sides politicians, are seeking first of all for themselves everything in the world before they even think of God. “In this old, sin-cursed world every thing seems to be topsy-turvey, out of balance and going to the devil because we have forgotten God.’’ costs should mount next year, as against 4be current year when the business of the war was not yet wound up, many will fail to understand. Perhaps they should not. That is for the public and the con gress to decide. Just what activities the army is proposing for next year, and the amounts they would cost, will be reviewed in tomorrow’s story on the cost of government. Rev. Rader to Preach Here Twice This Week Rev. Taul Rader, pastor of the Moody church in Chicago, will preach in In dianapolis on Wednesday at the Gospel tabernacle, Park avenue and Tenth street, at 2:30 p. m., and 7:30 p. m. Mr. Rader preached here last spring under the buspices of the Wheeler City Rescue Mission. Directors University Club Meet Wednesday The directors of the University club will meet Wednesday to elect a presi dent and appoint Important committees for the new year. Four new board members have been elected, Including Frederic M. Ayers, Meredith Nicholson. William H. Stafford and Herbert U. Peck. Why Women Lack Energy Ts you are nervous, pale, ener vated and lack energy, your blood is thin and impoverished. It needs more oxygen to vitalize it and stimulate the circulation through out your entire body. 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None of these items sold after or before. 10c to 15c Embroideries , yd. 5c —Pretty swiss and cambrics to choose from, 2 to 4 inches wido; Tuesday Hig* Two-Hour Sale yard Main Floor. 50 only , Women's Coats , $9.95 —Good, all-wool, new winter styles, with French coney collars, large ftfiawl styles, sizes 16 to 42; coats actually sold as 0Q Qff high as $22.50; from 9to 11 only.. vvivV - Second Floor. $1.25 - $1.50 Children's Dresses, 79 C —Ages 2 to 12 years, neatly made of plaid ginghams in assorted styles, for *7o^ two hours only, choice m trC —Second Floor. Big Laundry Combinations , 57c —For Tuesday only we will sell 5 bars Laundry Soap, s'cans Japo Borax Cleanser and 3 packages Magic Washing Powder, actual 95c value, from 9to 11, 0n1y... 3£ ft —Basement. 3-lb. Cotton Batts, each 69c Opens in one roll; just enough for a comfort; size 72x90; regular SI.OO value (limit 3); Tuesday, for two hours, roll UwC Basement. Women's Outing Gowns, $1.07 —Pretty pink knd blue stripes, cut full size, heavy weight,, regular $1.50 valne; for two hours, only 4 —Basement. Boys' Knicker Pants only 65c Made of dark cotton worsteds; not old stock; sizes Bto 17. A rare value for two 4*ff hours only (limit 2 pairs), pair Vllv —Main Floor. Women's Comfort Shoes, $4.85 --Our own actual $6.50 seller; finest soft qual ity for tender feet; made with real hand-turned soles and rubber heels. M Off Twc-Hour Sale, pair —Main Floor. 59c Sash Curtains, pair 29c — Made of fine weave scrim, 32 inches long, hem stitched border, finished with lace edge; from 9 to 11, pair.. advv —Third Floor.. Felt Base Flooring, sq. yd. 45c —Same quality sells at 85c in other stores; wears splendidly; assorted block and mosaic * patterns to choose from; for two hours onlv, square vard Tvv —Third Floor. Remnants of Silks at % off — Also wash goods, woolens, ginghams, voiles, poplins, crepe de chine, messaline, serges, etc.; for ttvo hours’ selling only, % off the marked down remnant price V 4 OFF —Main Floor. Men's Fleeced Socks, pr. 12 x / 2 c —Fletce-lined socks-for men, fast black, good weight, double sole, with splieed heel, elastic knit top, 100 dozen mill runs, 30c value (limit 4 pairs); Two-Hour Sale, 6&1 a pair JLtet2 iT —Main Floor. Women's Union Suits, $1.19 and $1.29 —Buster Brown brand women’s ribbed fleeced union suits, high neck, long, sleeve, ankle length style, first quality, $2.00 and $2.25 value; Two-Hour Sale— " Regular sizes, suit \.51.19 Extra sizes, suit ... $1.29 , —Main Floor. Children's Union Suits, only 59c —Children’s union suits, pure bleached cotton, fine ribbed, medium weight fleecing, drop seat style, ages 4 to 10 years, mill runs, worth up to SI.OO, any size; Two-Hour Sale ' (limit 4 suits\ suit \ —Main Floor. INDIANA DAILY TIMES, MONDAY, JANUARY 12, 1920. B. Ewbank of the circuit court will appear Tuesday before the Indiana su preme court. Mrs. Foster has petitioned the circuit court to order Attornev Galvin to return $621 to her, as she alleges the attorney is retaining that amount for attorney feese for representing her before the state industrftil board. The board award ed her $1,495 and the board has ordered the atorney to return $621 of the $745 which she claims he retained as a fee. Judge Ewbank, on ruling on a demur rer of the atorney, found for Galvin and Mrs. Foster has appealed to the higher court Not for a minute-would we think of letting the interest in this sale lag; if anything, every day must bring a succession of more sales and better bargains. We start in earnest Tuesday with a big feature two hour sale. To read of the amazing values is to almost think we ire back in 1915, as far as prices go.' You’il come, of course—how could one stay away from such tempting bargains? Take Gur word for it that from basement to third floor it will be a day of some activity. WiU you get your share? At eleven begins another big two-hour selling all over the house—it stops at exactly 1 p. m. Women's Fleeced Hose , pr. 17c —Fast black, well fleeced, fully reinforced, elas tic knit, wide hem top, a few r dozen ribbed top style, factory damaged, 35c value; for two hours only (3 pairs, 50£); 4 *9^* limit 3 pairs, pair. > M. £ C —Main Floor. Men's $3 - $3.50 Pajamas, sl£s —Flannelette, madras and crepe pajamas; some slightly soiled from handling: $3.00 and $3.50 values; while lot lasts, Off Two-Hour Sale, suit €i? JL®Cr3 Main Floor. Men's $1.50 Union Suits, SI.OO —Ribbed fleeced cotton union suits, 10 dozen in the lot, not all sizes, $1.50 qual- AA ity; Two-Hour Sale, suit n? Main Floor. Reg. 75c Silk Poplin, yard 55c —Genuine Susquehanna make, highest perma nent luster; black and white checks, also all colors to select from ; for two hours only, yard —Main Floor. $5 Khaki Kool Kloth, yd. $1.48 - A beautiful woven sport silk, genuine, name on selvage, regular $5.00 quality ; \ C for two hours only, yard vl 40 - Main Floor. Reg. 45c Curtain Net, yard 25c —Filet weave in prdtty assorted weaves, 36 inches node, white or ivory finish; big two-hour special, yard vV —Third Floor. Boys's4.oo Shoes , pair $2.90 — Best wearing calfskin quality, blucher or lace styles; just for two hours’ A Qfi selling, 11 to 1, pair Main Floor. Any Boys' O'coat or Mackinaw, SIO.OO —Positively no restrictions to this; $15.00, $17.60 and $19.75 qualities included; sizes 3 to 18; entire stock in- OO eluded, for 2 hours only, choice. J.VeW —Main Floor. Men's Sweater Coats, at SI.OO —Good heavy weight, made with large shawl collar, colors gray and brown only; sizes 36 to 44; from 11 to 1 only (limit .o*4l OO 1), choice —Main Floor. To $22.50 Women'B Dresses, $7.95 —Lot of odd styles to close out—serges, taffetas and other kinds; some slightly mussed (while 50 last), from 01% 11 to 1 only, choice 4 ®SF3 —Second Floor. $5 and $5.95 Georgette Waists, at $3.39 —Not an old style in the lot; colors navy, white, flesh, taupe, etc.; embroidery trimmed; sizes 36 to 44; for OA A A two hours only, special VWiUv —Second Floor. Dyco Crochet Cotton, 4 for 20c —White and all colors to select from; all num bers; formerly sold at 15c to 19c; per ball, Two-Hour Sale 4 balls, —Main Floor. Women's $1 to $1.50 Purses, 49c —Real leather top and back strap styles, at tractively made; each one fitted with extra change purse (limited lot); from M 11 to 1, only jUrC? —Main Floor. Regular 85c Dishpans, only 54c —lO-quart size, best quality gray graniteware (limit 3to one customer); for EZ/l /i the big Two-Hour Sale, only —Basement. 36-in. Unbleached Muslin, yd. —Good weight, smooth thread quality, as sorted lengths (actual 23c value), 4 Aj. limit 20 yards; for two hours, yard.... JLUv —Basement. Asks SIO,OOO Damage for Death of Child Special to The Times. NOBLESVILLE, Ind., Jan. 12.—Harry Wiggins has brought suit against the See what these two busy hours bring in the way of great savings—no Items sold at these prices before or after. 29c to 35c Stationery, box 19c — Each box contains 24 sheets and 24 envelopes, good quality paper, Tuesday, A/a Two-Hour Sale, box —Main Floor. Regular 98c Flashlight at 45c Fitted with best grade two-cell battery, attrac tive ease and strong reflector lens; M for two hours only, each ftvC —Main Floor. Up to $5 Millinery, choice $1 — Women’s choice trimmed and untrimmed hats in a big variety for this two-hour selling; all colors and styles, AA choice JL®vU —Second Floor. Reg. $4.50 House Dresses, $2.39 —Made of genuine Amoskeag; plaids, checks and pretty plain styles included; sizes 36 to 44; a real bargain for two hours (£& A QA only, choice f7^ri®3r Second Floor. Reg. 95c Preserve Kettles, 59c —l2-quart size; best quality gray granite ware: heavy weight (limit 3) ; from 1 to 3 p. m., only 3^C —Basement. $6 Woolnap Blankets, pr. $4.69 —66x80 size, pretty block design, colors blue, gray, pink or tan, weighs 4 £ A 4?Q pounds; Two-Hour Sale, pair 0 . —Basement. Women's $1.50-$ 1.98 Camisoles , sl.lo Beautiful satin and crepe de chine, embroidered or wide shadow lace trimmed; wonderful values; just for two $4 41 hours (2 for $2.00), each....... v <pJ*.®JLfJ Second Floor. Little Boys' $5 Suits, only $2 —Made of serviceable novelty worsteds, cor duroy and khaki, straight pants style, remark able values'; for two hours’ O A AA selling, choice —Main Floor. Women's $7 Lace Boots, $4.90 — —Smartest new styles, in black and brown kid hoots, 9 inches high, Cuban or Louis heels, ex tra special for two O A 041 hours, pair 3 —Main Floor. Reg. $12.50 Mattress at $6.95 — A Phenomenal bargain, combination filled, full weight, art ticking covered, O/* Off just for two hours —Third Floor. $1.25 Storm Serges, yard 99c Good, strong weave, all staple colors to select from; a real bargain to be had only between 1 and 3 o’clock, at, the yard.. cF —Main Floor. Reg. 50c Cotton Poplins, yd. 37c —Plain or silk stripe, in green, gray, blue, gar net, Copen, red and black, 26 inches - wide; for two hours only, yard O£ C —Main Floor. Women's Vests and Pants, 65c —Women’s velvet lined vests and pants, fine stitch, well fleeced, pure bleached cotton; sizes 4, 5 and 6; one case slightly imperfect, $1.25 garments, Two-Hour Sale (suit, $1.25), garment 03C/ —Main Floor. Men's Work Skirts, only 95c Cones’ Boss, best grade union made medium blue cheviot work shirts, first quality, sizes 14% to 17% (limit 2 to customer), Two-Hour Sale, each &3C —Main Floor. Lot Women's Hosiery, pair 25c —Burson seamless fashioned fine gauge cotton hose, with white foot; also regular and out sizes black piercerized lisle hose, mill runs; up to 50c values, Two-Hour Ag _ Sale, pair —Main Floor. Indiana Union Traction company in this city for SIO,OOO damagea because of the death of his eight-yar-old son, Robert, wbo was killed in an interurban acci dent in this city, when a runaway car Jumped the track in the business sec tion, Injured twenty-three persons and 360-370XTPhsK Si. Sale subject only to stock on hand. No refunds , no exchanges permitted on sale items. The last period begins sharply at 3 p. m. and stops at sp. m. you'll want to stay until the last. Vests and Pants for Women, 39c Pure bleached, fine ribbed, medium w*eight fleecing, first quality, 75c. value, Two-Hour Sale, limit four garments (suit, 75<*), garment 3wv —Main Floor. * Men's All-Wool Socks, pair 25c -—Gray and white mixed yarn' full length, elas tic knit top; these are army rejects and are slightly imperfect, well worth 50c pair, Two- Hour Sale (four pairs limit), Off Pair —Main Floor. Men's $3 Union Suits, $1.65 — Standard make, fleece lined, heavy weight union suits, colors gray, jaeger and ecru, sizes 34 to 46, $3.00 grade, slightly imperfect; Two- Hour Sale (2 suits. $3.25) /?£■ —Main Floor. ' Regular 55c Washboard, 33c Large size, good rubbing surface, _ actual 55c value (limit 3), only OvC —Basement. 35c Shirting Cheviots , yd. 21c — Neat stripes and plaids, all colors, useful lengths, mill runs, 35c vaftie; for A*| two hours only, yard 1 —Basement. Bleached Crash Toweling, 9 l / 2 c —l6 inehes wide, red border, good weight and smooth weave, excellent for towels and dish cloths, 15c quality; for two Ql _ hours only, yard 2C —Main Floor. Reg. $1.25 Rag Rugs, each 69c —Colonial hit or miss style, heavy, firm weave, fringed, size 25x50, extraordinary 45Q*fc value, at only, OttFC —Third Floor. Women's $6 Lace Boots, $3.45 —Latest shapes, in either black or brown, all sizes; on the bargain table for tf* a big two-hour selling, pair rd®\S3 —Main Floor. Men's $2.50 and $2.98 Pants, $2 —Made of strong, serviceable, dark cotton wor steds. sizes 32 to 42; from 3to 5 O A 4^44 p. m., on sale at —Main Floor. Men's Suits and Overcoats, only $9.55 —Actual $20.00 values in this limited lot; suits in sizes 34 to 38; overcoats in sizes 36 to 44; good selections, ff ff only 9t/33 —Main Floor. Children's Winter Coats, $2.69 — —Positively coats worth as high as $12.50; corduroys and good, warm cloth fabrics; all colors; sensible,styles; sizes 2 OA 4%Q to 6 years, at only —Second Floor. 75c-$1.25 Tam-o-Shanters, 35c— —Equally becoming and practical for miss or woman; big variety for two hours’ selling; all colors; choice —Main Floor. Women's Outing Petticoats, 52c —Gray color only; cut full size; good, warm weight; actual 85c value; from ffA _ 3 to 5 p. m., each, only —Basement. $22.50 Brussels Rugs, at $11.95 —9xl2 size; neat oriental patterns f good, heavy quality; exceptional value for 04 4 Qff thte last two-hour period, only.. SJLXF3 I —Basement. Women's Muslin Gowns, at 89c —Actual $1.50 values, cut large and roomy, V neck and low neck styles, prettily QA embroidered, for two hours, only ~ —Second Floor. smashed fourteen automobiles. gins child was in /bne of the This is the first suit against the V pany growing out of this accident. company settled with most of those \ were hurt and also paid for all ojg automobiles that were ruined.