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TAXES FOO BONUS - t President Is Against Enactment of Special Levy. MELLON’S VIEWS UNCHANGED Democratic Senators Rap the Repub lican Stand —King of Utah Calls Situation a “Pitiable, Pitiful, Lamentable Spectacle.” Washington, Feb. 15. President J larding is unalterably opposed to the enactment of the special taxes sug gested to finance Hie soldier bonus or to the return to taxes which have been repealed, it was stated officially at the White House. The question of how the soldiers' bonus should be financed still was un der consideration by President Harding mid was understood to have been brought up at the regular cabinet meeting. At the capital, it appeared that senti ment was steadily growing in favor of an issue of short-term treasury notes covering the estimated cash payments of about $800,000,000, which, under tiie terms of the bill, as now considered by the house ways and means committee, would be made over the 30 months’ period beginning Janu ary 7, 1923. Suggested Five-Year Notes. Some congressional leaders were op posed to depending directly upon any part of the refunded foreign debt as a means of financing the bonus, but they said that when the debt bonds had been obtained part of the interest or principle could he used in retiring the treasury notes, it is understood that the suggested life of the notes is five years. When the President conferred on this question with Secretary Mellon it was understood two proposals result ing from committee discussion of the subject had been presented to him for discussion. Republican members of the house ways and means committee iiave suggested a program of special taxes to raise the necessary revenue, while Chairman McCumber and Sen ator Smoot of Utah, ranking Repub lican member of the finance committee, put forward the treasury notes plan. Both Plans Before Harding. The two plans are understood to have been placed before the President following an attempt to thresh the matter out in joint conference after the house subcommittee proposal had been opposed by majority members of the finance committee. There was no indication that Secre tary Mellon, following his conference with the President, had changed his views with regard to the issuing of notes or bonds as expressed in his re cent letter to Chairman Fordney of the ways and means committee. Congres sional leaders, on the other hand, said there appeared to be a growing oppo sition to the levying of additional taxes at this time. King Raps Republicans. Senator King (Dem., Utah), in the senate called the. bonus situation a “pitiable, pitiful, lamentable spec tacle.” He predicted that the Repub licans would authorize the bonus and order bonds issued to meet the cosft. while it should be met. he said, by taxes. The Republicans, Mr. King asserted, had gone to President Harding “on bended knee,” and turned the bonus question over to him for a solution. He said he hoped the President would turn it back on the Republican leaders in congress, who, he charged, were “abdicating” to Mr. Harding. “Where are the boasted independ ence and competence of the Republic an party?” asked Senator King. “The brave and courageous Republican ma jority is afraid to act. They’re afraid of the farmers’ vote, of the business vote and of the soldiers’ vote.” Says Washington Took Bonus. Statements that George Washington and General Lafayette received grants of a bonus from congress were made in the senate by Senator Watson (Dem., Ga..). in support of the bonus legislation. Mr. Watson renewed sen ate discussion of the bonus in a speech replying to that by Senator Borah (Rep., Idaho), who contended that the government should have first concern for disabled soldiers. Taking issue with Mr. Borah’s posi tion, Mr. Watson said he deplored the effort to “tack odium to the word bonus” and added: “Washington took his bonus from the French and Indian wars and so did ail of his soldiers in grants of land. Washington, too, got his bonus for service in the Revolutionary war, and he didn’t get disabled and didn’t get a single scratch. But he took the bonus. A prouder man never lived.” Mr. Watson said that congress grant ed General Lafayette a bonus of $200,- 000 cash and 20,000 acres of land in Florida. FALL SAYS HE WON’T QUIT Secretary of Interior Says “I Have Not Resigned, and Have No Inten tion of Resigning.” Washington, Feb. 13. —“I have not resigned; I have not been asked to re sign, and I have no intention of re signing,” said Secretary of the Interior Albert B. Fall today, in response to a published story that he was about to get out of the cabinet because of dis satisfaction with the policies of the Harding administration. 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PETERS Phone 157 F22 Only Source of Happiness. The man who has so little knowl edge of human nature, as to seek happiness by changing anything but his own disposition, will waste his life in fruitless efforts, and multiply the griefs which he proposes to re move.—Colton. IF OLD ORGAN COULD SPEAK! Instrument in National Museum Might Settle Interesting Question Con cerning “Immortal George.” If church organs could talk, there is one at the National museum that could settle the question whether or not George Washington napped through Sunday sermons in Christ church. The decision could be strictly relied on, for the reason that the organ was there at the time. Unfortunately for history, the tall and somewhat grandfather-clockish instrument is dumb in every key of its five octaves, though to any mathematician able to put two and two together and make five of it, its dim mahogany and tarnished gilt speaks for the prosperity of our ancestors, two centuries back, who could afford to import luxuries until a war came along and gave us liberty and home-made melodeons. “The George Washington organ,” was brought from England in 1700, but was not placed in the Alexandria edifice until it had served in the choir of a church in another part of Vir ginia. After an uncertain stay in Christ church (so far as the label will divulge) its adventures took it to Shepardstown and later to Han cock, Md., where it remained until the vestry donated it to the museum, where it now heads a collection of musical instruments which vary in size from a rattle to a grand piano and represent every world-period, from Pan’s pipes to jazz. TOO MUCH FOR CARTHAGINIAN How Action of Legendary Giant of Italian Town Saved the Place From Pillage. The old town of Molfetta, on the Adriatic, is rich in legends, one of which Constance M. Panunzio narrates in his book, “The Soul of an Immi grant.” While Hannibal was ravag ing Italia Antica the news reached Molfetta that a mighty host was about to descend upon it. The Roman cen turion in command called the people together and told them to be of good cheer, for did they not boast one citi zen alone, the giant of the place, who could drive back an entire army? The people had an uncanny regard for the giant’s muscular drive, although they hardly felt that he would be able to rout, single-handed, Hannibal’s combat divisions. He did it, however, by a ruse. At the command of the centurion he made his way to the outskirts of the village, where he lay down in the middle of the road. As the invading army approached he began to utter unearthly howls and screams. Hannibal’s chief of staff came up to him and asked him what was the matter. He replied: “I am the smallest man in the town, and my heartless neighbors have driven me out so that I may not be in their way when the fight really starts.” The Carthaginian army retreated in record time. Ruined by Best Work. “The Night Watch,” the best paint ing of the famous artist Rembrandt was the cause of his ruin, says the Mentor magazine. Popular, rich, and married to a beautiful woman whom he loved de votedly, lie was at the tide of his for tunes when Capt. Franz Banning Cock and his company of wealthy young guardsmen commissioned him to paint them. He put the captain and his lieuten ant in the foreground. The other members were mere incidental fig ures. Because of this they refused to pay their pro rata and withdrew their patronage. From that time Rembrandt’s mis fortunes grew. He was disconsolate through the death of his wife and children. His house was sold for debt. At sixty-two he (lied, leaving barely enough money for his funeral expenses. Oddest of Nests. A great colony of ospreys, or fish hawks, built their nests at one time upon the property of various owners of land on an island near New York, a fact that enabled ornithologists to gather some interesting data with re spect to the breeding habits of this bird. One osprey’s nest was built upon a pile of old fence rails, only seven or eight feet from the ground. It had been added to annually until its bulk of sticks, sods, decayed wood, sea weed and the like amounted to some thing like three carloads. Two other nests were built in cedar trees. These, too, had been occupied every year for many seasons, and bad been increased by the addition of fresh material un til they filled the whole upper parts of the trees. Tomb of Sir Walter Scott. A visitor to the tomb of Sir Waiter Scott thus describes the resting place of the famous author: He was laid to rest in Dryburgh abbey. Dryburgh, eight or nine miles from Abbotsford, has all the beauty of surroundings which Melrose lacks. The latter is a more magnificent ruin, but the charm of Dryburgh, beautiful though it is in itself, lies in its setting, in the open sweeps of perfect turf, in the great beeches, the cedars of Lebanon, and immemorial yews (some of which were reported to be 600 years old in Scott’s day), and in the Tweed —his beloved river—which flows here close by below steep sandstone banks. It is a lovely spot, in which he has lain now for almost a century beside bis wife. SEE OUR NEW DISPLAY OF ELECTRIC RANGES £ Just Received Electric Ranges are just as fast, cleaner and more economical than any other fuel ASK US TO PROVE IT The PRICES of electric ranges have dropped to anew level consistant with the great improvements. See the New Federal Electric Washer and the Federal Vacuum Sweepers. Ask about our time payment plans for any and all Applianes. JANESVILLE ELECTRIC COMPANY EDGERTON [First publication Feb. 3, 1922] Notice to Creditors. Notice is hereby given that at a regu lar term of the County Court for Rock County, Wisconsin, to be held at the Court House in Janesville, Wisconsin, on June 6th, 1922,- at 9 o’clock a. m., all claims against Albert Maas, late of the city of Edgerton, Rock county, Wisconsin, will be examined and ad justed. , All claims must be filed in said court on or before May 31st, 1922, or be barred. Dated January 31, 1922. By the Court: Charles L. Fifield, County Judge. E. M. Ladd, Attorney. (First publication Feb. 3, 1922) Notice of Hearing. STATE OF WISCONSIN, County Court for Rock County—ln Probate. Notice is hereby given that at a regu lar term of the County Court to be held in and for said County, at the Court House in the City of Janesville, in said County, on the first Tuesday, being the 7th day of March, 1922, at 9 o’clock a. m., the following matter will be heard and considered: The application of Charles Brown for the appointment of an administra tor of the estate of Tillie Brown, late of the Town of Fulton, in said County, deceased, and for the deter mination of the heirs and next of kin of said decedent. Dated January 26, 1922. By the Court: Charles L. Fifield, County Judge. E. M. Ladd, Attorney. [First publication Feb. 3, 1922] Notice of Hearing. STATE OF WISCONSIN, COUNTY Court for Rock County.—ln Probate. 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