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THE BRATTLEBORO DAILY REFORMER; SATURDAY; MARCH 12; 10trz
5' ; CUTTING TAXES Believes This Should Be First Work of Special Session of Congress notion 6f'emgte5s -in malting"' Income tax i law retroactive in this respect. f The present position of the government, t however, i Mill being opposed in the mi- I prcuie court py vcnu big taxpayers, arm .nrtrm1 ( millioHH are involved, lhe .,tpposing contention is that any gain de prived from the sale of capital assets is capital, not income, and therefore is not taxable. . COULD CUT TWO BILLION ON INCOMES BRATTLEBORO LOCAL No Sales Tax Necessary Would Make Tariff Revision Permanent No Gov ernment Economy Possible Until Rev enues Are Limited, He Says. WASHINGTON, March 12. Majority leader Frank W. Mondell announces that the incoming house of representa tives , will take up the revision of the revenue laws immediately,. after . . it passes the army and navy' appropriation bills and a few of the emergency meas ures Which died with the last congres. It is his opinion that the excess profits tax can be repealed and the higher in come surtaxes can be reduced without the enactment of new laws to take their place. He declares that the people want relief from tax burdens rather than the mere shifting of . these bur dens, and is, therefore, opposed to any sales tax unless it is found to be abso lutely necessary. He says that there is no rhyme or reason in the government fin nili,, lUHl llJ M! I , . 1 , i incomes, activities and industries of the country and predicts tha a reduction of $2,(H.0,(XtO,000 can be made without crippling the affairs of the nation. Mr.' Mondeil differs with Senator Jioies Penrose on the matter of tariff legislation, senator Penrose contends that a new emergency tariff bill, pro teetinz the aaricultural interests of tlm W est and South, should be enacted im-l meuiaieiy alter tne new congress is called into session by President Hard ing. The house leader questions the vi:jdom of passing emergency legisla tion, saying it would take as long to en act a makeshift measure ..as; to pass a permanent measure. He believes con gress should prepare and pass a revenue k;m oa ,,;i-i.. . :wir i i i a as jjussiuie uuu men luru its attention to a complete tariS bill. '"First thing for the house to do,' said Mr. Mondeli. "is to finish the work ot the Sixty-sixth congress. It should pass the two great defense bills, those' for the army and navy, which failed to et under the Mire in the closing days of the last session, and then should pass an immigration bill and one or two other measures of an emergency char acter. A bill making the budget system operative will follow right along. Then we can give our attention to preparing the much needed revenue and tariff bills. It is probable that the revenue bill will be taken up ahead of the tarifl bill, unless a temporary tariff measure is found to be absolutely necessary. "What the people want is relief from tax burdens, rather than the mere shift ing of. tax burdens. A sale tax may be necessary, but I seriously question whether it is. We can reduce the fed eral income by at least &ji0,0UO,00O, pos-. sibly to a considerably greater extent.) and still meet the cost of a government ( .economically administered. No one' thing that a congress can do will have! so great an influence in a tendency to reduce excessive price levels, to quicken' the wheels of industry iu established enterprises, as the lightening of the tax burden of the country. We canot hope for a quickening of industry and an en-j largement of development while $.5,000,-' (ifHi.uoo or .,(KK),0W,0UUr a year are being' drawn from the incomes, activities and industries of the country into the fed eral treasury, and while in many lines men hesitate to take the cliances of ex pansion and new development in busi ness, because of the fact that, if they lose, the loss is theirs, and if they gain, most of the gain goes to the govern ment. "There is another feature of the sit uation worthy of consideration. Do the lest we can to economize ra government expenditures, I doubt if we can keep expenditures much below the revenues, no matter how high they may be. I know of no way to compel economy in government expenditure other than by curtailment of the sums that are avail able to be expended. Three billion dol lars ought, in the very near future, to be the limit of federal expenditures, including interest on the public debt si nd payments on the sinking fund. There are still some war hangovers which would not come within this sum that should be cleaned up in the near future. We should proceed to reduce the nrincipal of the war debt, either bonded or floating, by salvage rather than by taxation. It is not good busi ness to continue three years after the close of the war paying the war debt out of revenue raised by taxation, ex cept at about the rate and on the prin cipal of sinking fund payments. The (oiintry needs to get down to sound and sane principles and policies, both in re gard to taxation and expenditures.'' The Woman's association of the West ISrattleboro Congregational church will M'rVe fl fitigar supper Tuesday evening from 0 to 8, iii the chapel. Everybody is cordially invited. The Mary Geddis class of the Methodist rhnreh will have a covered dish supper Monday .evening at 7 o'clock in the league rooms of the church. This will be the 'annual meeting and election of offi cers. ' Lewis Slate, S4, life-long resident of I'.ernardston and brother of the late Mrs. Marv E. Kirkland of Urattleboro. died of heart disease at 0.30 o'clock yesterday morning in his home. The funeral will be held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon. Deputy Collector Lyon, who is at the federal building to assist in making out income tax returns, in addition to bring at his office in room 200 through the day will be there tonight and Monday night from 7 to 0 o'clock and Tuesday night from 7 until midnight, when the time limit for filing returns expires. Richard Galau Lallose, formerly of Gardner. Mass.. who is now employed by the Crystal Springs Ice company and had been living at S Elm street, and Mrs. Blanche Arlene (Shipman) l.ni frey, who lives on the Trotter farm on the Sunset Lake road, were married Monday by Carl S. Hopkins, justice of the peace. A class of 24 will be given the Royal and Select degrees in the midwinter meet ing of Connecticut Valley t'ouncil, II. and S. M.. Monday evening in Masonic tem ple. Supper will be served at (S.l.j o'clock by women of the Eastern Star and the meeting will be opened at 7.o0 o'clock. The' degree will be conferred by Past T. I. M. C. 15. Crowcll. Six American Beauties, a one-act farce, and several musical numbers, including a picauinny quartet, were the specialties given by Mrs. A. II. Hrasor's vocal pupils at The Princess theatre last evening. Each of the young women carried out her part well. Another feature of the pro gram was solo dances by Miss Evelyn t isner. i.ne special program was given at the close of the first show of motion pictures. The Thief, and was greatly ap preciated. The entire production was for the benefit of the Urattleboro Puisnes and Professional Women's club. Child Welfare is the subject on which Miss L. Josephine Webster, executive sec ret ray of the Vermont Children's Aid so ciety, wi'l speak before the Urattleboro Woman's club Wednesday. March 30. at Odd Fellows' temple. Child Welfare is a work that challenges the attention of all women interested in the development of their state and those children unfortu nately born in homes unable to give them a fair start in life. Every mother will want to hear Miss Webster and learn the duty of the public to the neglected children, who are growing into the citi zens of tomorrow in our state. 50 Years Ago Happenings of March, 1871. Taken from the Files of The Phoenix The bell-ringers rdayed to a slim au dience Saturday night. David Miller has sold his house near the asylum to that institution for $2, (SO0. J. E. Whipple's house on Clark street has finally been bought bv Frank Stock well of Guilford, for $1,515. A ycUow butterfly was seen on Elliot street last Sunday, flitting aliout as if it expected to lind buttercups in bloom. John Adkins has bought a building lot of Widow Fisher, in Uenterville, and is making preparations for erecting a dwelling thereon. Our readers will be gratified to learn that the beautiful actress and reader, Mrs. Seott-Siddons, will visit this place on the 12 inst. Full particulars next week. As fine a casket as we remember to have seen was on exhibition the other day at Soule's, two doors north of the Phoenix oriice, and the price thereof was only 45. Dr. A. D. Putnam, dentist has decided to re-open an office in this village about the first of April. His re"rn will be welcomed by many of his old patrons and friends. The second annual calico ball given by the memlxTs of Sedgwick post. q A. II., last Friday evening, was attended by about 80 couples and was a very pleasant affair. Maple sugar has made its appearance in the market and the season of sap gatlierings and sugar frolics is evidently at hand. The only drawback is the en tire absence of snow which is so con venient in gathering and so desirable in waxing, .lhe prospect of a large crop is not very flattering. f '(SI . 2 t:A ! r -,' . ... iff r FIli, . 4 AMUSEMENTS. A 47 you will plainly see By tracing around to fifty-three. Draw from one to two and ao on to the end. WEST BRATTLEBORO $100,000,000 TAXES TO BE RETURNED Government Makes New Ruling on Profits on Stock Sales In Income Only When Selling Price Exceeds Cost. WASHINGTON. March 12. More than $100,000,000 will be returned to tax payers as the result of the federal govern ment reversing its policy on one class of income taxes in the United States supreme" court yesterday. The taxes in ouestion arose under the section of the 1010 income tax law pro viding tliat profit derived from the sale of capital asset stocks, - bonds and other securities is taxable as income. The law then provides that as assets purchased before March 1. PJ13. but sold after the income tax law became effective, the tax is to be based on the increased value at the time of sale as compared with the market value on March 1, 1013. That arbitrary method of determining an alleged gain that is, by using the value on March 1. 1013 cannot be sus tained, the federal government admitted in a brief filed when the court by Solicitor-General Frierson. Tha action of the government undoubtedly will result in the court knocking out this provision when its final decision is announced. In the past the government has contended that it could determine the taxable gain in the manner stated, and in addition to collect ing a large amount of taxes as the result has won suits on this point in lower courts. . The position of the government now is, according to the brief of Mr.'Frierson. tliat the income tax can be applied to capital assets only when it. is clear that a profit was obtained from selling thent for a greater amount than the purchase price. The computation on the basis of the value ot the securities on March -1; 1913. is to lie eliminattHl.l'te-l.HwUe4 "!' Allen Withington. who has been con fined ti his home with grip, is out ag::in. Mrs. Frank Ellis of Plainville, Conn., is visiting here with her mother, Mrs. Charles Stockwell. Miss Nfflie Sprague has recovered from an, oiwration in the Melrose hospi tal for apjHMidicitis and is out again. Mr. and Mrs. Richard Thomas of Ware, Mass.. who came here to attend the golden wedding anniversary of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. 11. 15. Thomas, have returned to their home. There will be a union sorvice Sunday morning at 10.30 in the Paptist church, at which time Rev. Elmer II. Stevens will preach. There will also be a union service at o clock Minuay evening in the Congregational church. Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Jack man were called yesterday afternoon to Skowhcgan Me., by the death of his sister, Mrs. Cy rus Holbrook. The funeral will be held Monday. Mr. and Mrs. Jackman are ex pected to return home Wednesday. CHURCH NOTICES. Unitarian church. Rev. E. Q. S. Os good pastor. Service in the parish house Sunday morning at 10.30. Sub ject of .sermon, Underneath Are the Ev erlasting Arms. All are welcome. Pentecostal mission, Thomas Collins leader. Sunday afternoon worship : I5i ble study at 2; prayer ami praise with sermon by the leader at 3. Sunday eve ing at 7. Service Wednesday evening at 7.30. Everybody welcome. Advent Christian church. Rev. T. C. Kinne. acting pastor. Sermon topic. Arc You a Relative? 10.4- a. in. ; Sunday school. 12 ; Loyal Workers, (J p. m. ; song service. 7.1.1 p. m. ; address, Whose Child Are You? 7.30 p. m. The high school closes Friday with an exhibition at the town hall in the even ing commencing at seven o'clock. The exercises will consist of recitations, dec lamations and essays, to which will be added a couple of farces by way of var iety. The exhibition is planned as a tes timonial to Mr. Bingham, and the schol ars may be sue of a crowded house. Mr. N. Holland of tlii place, for 17 years proprietor of the Vermont House at Wst Urattleboro, has bought the Sii Pond house in Fitzwilliam, N. If., situated at the foot of Monadnoek mountain on the road to Winrhendon. and will take immediate possession. The house fronts on the lake which is tvrv miles long and affords excellent fishing. The school in Centerville closed on Friday. March 3. On Thursday there was an.cxamination at which there were a good number of parents and friend- present. The scholars are deserving of min-h credit for their good behavior and prompt recitation, showing they had been under good discipline. Mrs. Jen: nie T. Warren has had charge of the school 'for the juist year and has fullv sustained her reputation as a thorough ami successful teacher. The executive committee of the new musical society have decided to hold a jrrand musical festival commencing on Tuesdav evening. March It at seven o'clock. The exercises will be conducted'! bv l'rof. It. O. Emerson of IVoston. hs-!s sistcd by J. 15. Cobb, humorist and vo calist and C. F. Schuster, pianist. Con certs will be given on Thur?day and Fri day evenings. gar usborne and t nauncey Knapp were absent one day each on account of sick ness. John Hunt of Vernon met with a painful accident the other day while in Boston. In going down a flight of steps he made a mis-step, causing a fracture of one of the bones of his ankle. He was brought home on Wednesday. LVWLER THEATRE, GREENFIELD. Hig Picture, Way Down East, to Be There Three Days. One of the very big events of the season at the Lawler theatre, Greenfield, and one which has aroused great interest for many miles around, will be the produc tion of I). V. Griffith' wonderful master piece, Way Down East, which is to hold forth for an engagement of three days be ginning Thursday, March 17, playing two performances each day at 2.30 and 8 o tlock p. in. Many people will no doubt go from here to see this remarkable pic ture of which so much has been . said. Greenfield is the nearest to our town that it will be shown. This is, from all accounts, Mr. Griffith's greatest production, which is saying much, when taking into consideration his Iiirth of a Nation and Hearts of the World. Way Down East is the theatrical sen sation of the year in the large cities throughout the conntry. In Boston where it has been running for the past 2." weeks, it is breaking all -records at the Treinont Temple. It is the theatrical event of the season in New York and it is now running at the 41th Street theatre to the most phe nomenal business ever heard in the his tory of the film and with prices ranging from r0 cents to .$." a seat. It is also Iniokcd for the entire season in Brooklyn, Philadlephia. Chicago. Pittsburgh, Balti more, Washington, San Francisco and Los Angeles. The production at Greenfield will be ac companied throughout by a large orches tra of symphony players and a carload of special efforts. The cast of Way Down East is headed by Lillian Gish and Richard Barthelmess and includes Mary Hay, Burr Mcintosh, Lowell Sherman, Creighton Hale, Mrs. y w i i . - . , j . .morgan jteimnnr, iate iirjee, ueorge Neville, Edgar Nelson, Vivia Ogden, Por ter strong, Josephine Jfernard, Mrs. Da vid Landau, Patricia Fruen, Florence Short, Emily Fitzroy and Myrtle Sutch. Adv. &nunit -riCTOKiAij-iCj&yiuw fatteknh Kouiiuiiffliiinsiimwmiutnia luuuuiiuw.rearsuii I Rrattlphnrn's Dfnartmfrr Stnrp " rr i 1 1 miRnnmiimimimiiiDiniiminM IHi IH1 M 1Ph III I! 1 H- ICS! lOl IHI onciav .oarsams On Sale Monday, March 14, Only No Mail or Telephone Orders :muiauiiniiiiinii!!Hii!iui!ifm!inmni!iiinniim Dry Goods Department, Downstairs Store IO IHI cotton bar Now is the IHI iHI I CGI CLOCKS 30 MINUTES FAST. King George Keeps Them So at Country Home Reason Unknown. -SANDRINGIIAM, England. March 12. All the clocks at this country home of King George are kept 30 minutes fast. The reason for this is unknown. It is surmised that it had something to do with daylight saving when King Edward was alive. ( ooking eggs and then returning them to their normal state is a secret trick practised by Indian fakirs. 1 40-inch Unbleached Cotton This is a real gain and only a limited quantity to sell, time to buy your household cotton, For a Monday Bargain : (Domestics Department Downstairs Store) $2.00 Umbrellas for women, plain and loop handles and rain proof covers. Now is the time to buy your um- I brella for the rainy weather, Jbor a Monday -bargain . . (Umbrella Department Downstairs Store) . $5.00 Lace Front Corsets, in two styles. One in brocade ; I the other model with rubber top and rubber skirt I note the price, Q9 Q' For a Monday Bargain trac (Corset Department Downstairs Store.) s Women's 79c Fibre Silk Hose, in black and brown: all 1 sizes and mock .seam, 5", For a Monday Bargain '. (Hosiery Department Downstairs Store) Women's $1.50 White Muslin Skirts, in three styles, with IHi deep flounce of embroidery. Great value dont i 5 ! overlookit, Q-fl AfXlSl For a Monday Bargain J.V.lF (Underwear Department Downstairs Store) I I Delicious in the Cup in ll fl" - -.-j 1 l fl TEA is equalled by no other tea on sale for quality and flavor Much interest wa manifested in the town meeting on Tuesday and the at tendance was large. The principal struggle was tne election ot tne iir--t se lectman, the most prominent candidates Wing S. N. Herrick, (present incum bent.) 1). S. Pratt and G. G. Allen. Charles F. Thomoson was chosen Mod era fcr and the officers finallv elected are as Tallows: Town clerk. Win. S. New ton: selectmen, S. X. Herrirk, E. Wing Packer, Oliver H. Carpenter: treasurer, George Newman; overseer of the poor. Henry Akley: town agent. If. F. Smith; constable. S. X. Herrick. J. XV. Simonds; listers, C. H. Steven, Eugene Frost, .1. S. Cutting: auditors. J. Dunklee, ir.. A. 15. Simonds, J. A. Rohbins; school sup-; rrintendent, J. M. Tyler: grand jurors, ( V. C. Edwards. P. F. Perry: fence view- j crs. Ceo. S. Dowley, Wells Frost, E.t Afelbaum; sealer of weights and meas-jj nres, Lockhart Rarrett; inspector of leather, J. II. Simond: inspector of , lumber. T. K. Allen: pound keeper, II. i C. Harris. The school fin district No. 8 in Dnm-mt-rston, closed February 2Sth. The following punils were not absent a day: Ansel I. Miller. Bertie W. Sargent. Thomas H. Gallagher. Willie Peed. Mary Peed and Minnie Reed. Eva Web ber, Ida Osborne, Eugene Sargent, Ed- P 7-8 TODAY RINCESS THEATRE LOUISE LOVELY -IN- AUDITORIUM One Night Only, Monday, March 14 Direct from the Globe Theatre, Boston Double Lil ' t"f jit" Sraoe Ctiurcfi -ft 0 J tbwanzeit ft crau ultima -xtscKi 6dl"' mm iilr'i,' X2e x IcMvafioni rr rr ii mm mihimi iiiiim rre-War Trices 50c to $1.50. Seats Thursday at Fenton's Men's Shop. 'TTione 17(5 W." :- "The Little Grey Mouse A gripping drama of the self-sacrifice of a noblewoman for the man she loves. By Barbara Le Marr Deely ALSO 4i A Mack Sennett Comedy in Two Parts .J "Youthful Fancy" And Chapter 7 of " " "Bride 13" The Serial Supreme Matinee 2.30. Admission: Children 10c, Adults 17c Evening 7 and 8.45. Admission: Children 10c, Adults 20c Monday and Tuesday "Heliotrop "Heliotrope Harry," they called him the "perfumed crook" in'cell 58. One great thing in his life a holy love for a daughter who did not know he existed. AND HE MEANT SHE SHOULD NEVER KNOW! So, when a blackmailing wife plotted to wreck his child's romance, HE GOT OUT! Fought his big fight and won and died for his love like a gentleman! And his little girl never "knew! A STORY AS BIG AS HUMANITY'S HEART As "Humoresque" showed to the world the heart of a mother, so "Heliotrope" stands as the greatest story of father-love ever filmed. , Also News and Comedy Matinee 2.30 Admission: Children 10c; Adults 17c " Evening 7 and 8.45. Admission: Children 10c, Adults 25c IBJi IHI IHi NI !I i IHI !! IHI ii 1 Ji NI 101 IHI ini i- (I)rj- (ioods Department Downstairs Store) Anderson's Ginghams, 32 inches wide, in a hUrt assort- lK ment of small checks of blue, pink and lavender. Just 1 the kind wanted. Regularly sold at 79c,. jlCio ItSl For a Monday Bargain . . . Ii (Dry Goods Department Downstairs Store) I itf i IHI IEI Ii IHI i"I iHI NI IMS lOl IHI lOl IPhI One Lot New Voiles, bought to sell at 75c. In all new 11 patterns, 36 inches wide and all. the best colors look them over, iAm For a Monday Bargain .- & f J&3 Women's $1.50 Night Gowns, with embroidery. The. best garment for a dollar in the trade, C - f 1 For a Monday Bargain V-V (I'nderwear Iepartment Downstairs Store)" S Women's and Children's Departments j Ladies' $25.00 Jersey Suits, in brown, green, grey and I blue heather mixtures, Call For a Monday Bargain . . V (Garment Department New Store) Ladies' $1.50 Petticoats in plain colors and figured pf.t- 4. na f. For a Monday Bargain . cfW (Garment Department New Store) Oi Girls' $7.50 New Spring Coats, in navy serge, checks and Ol mixtures, ' 2.' Sl For a Monday Bargain . . tp i,t0 f t (Infants Department New Store) BianKB!iifflirami!a.a!i:afflai!mBifflu8a:fBi mmmwm cssansannscs m sill Mens and Boys' Beparttients ' - . 4 g Men's $2.50, Heaviest Weight, Blue or Brown Overalls and Jumpers. Double buckle. Sizes to 50. Wonder- 5l f ul value, C a For a Mondav Bargain, each tJJLot' (Men's Department Main Floor) S 1 . 1 . , f?'H Men's 75c "President" Brand Suspenders of extra good quality. Good work suspenders. From fresh stock, f fA t : i r!3f f & For a Monday Bargain (Men's Department Main Floor) 3 !8 ill : 1 1 IHI IHI IHi I3i Vzl HI ili i IHI Men's $1.25 Blue Chambray Work Shirts, with soft collar attached. Well made and cut full. Sizes 14 tt 17 ncck' For a Monday Bargain ... (Men's Department Main Floor) Men's $4.00 Coat Sweaters, in navy only. Good quality, R good wearing sweaters, bizes to 44, For a Monday Bargain (Men's Department Main Floor) Men's $2.00 Gray Outing Flannel Shirts, with collar at tached and breast pocket. Double sewed seams. Sizes 14 to 17 neck, F?J For a Monday Bargain M j? (Men's Department Main Floor) Men's 20c Cotton Hose, in gray, black and cordovan. Good quality hose for work wear. Sizes 10 to ny2, For a Monday Bargain JL (Men's Department Main Floor) mi ioi in l5l m m a Men's $300 Jersey Ribbed Union Suits,, long sleeves, ankle length, closed crotch. Good weight. Sizes to 11 tor a. Monday uargam ...... . . . . i . . ill 5 1 Bys' $2.00 and $3.00 Spring Hats of straw, wool mix- si I 3 ra ! 5 Hi tures and plush. . Gray, green and brown mixtures 1 13 1 and plain colors. All sizes, B 5 11 For a Monday Bargain I Boys $1.25 Percale Blouses, with soft collar attached. Good assortment of light: stripe patterns.. Small I sizes only, g ' For a Monday Bargain O1 aaCTORIAL,UBl&W PATTERNS- maiiai!BBBBMjaimBiiaii!Maa!iii!