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The Seattle Star *, molt, out of <<11? *»o nor month; I month. Ill*; • mnnth.. |tT». ».or 15 •« In th. 81 at* nf « oalilni 1,.n I inlaid* of l It* mil, • « («*r iiuinlli. •4 >« for * m.'niln »r l» •« i<t >•* r |i, c.irl.r, rllf, 11« |i*t wook. fMprtM Am»t% • n<l r«»lt#4 rr«M NnW Seattle's Taxes Low —ln Some Respects Official tax figures for 1919, the latest available for all cities, shows that while taxes are higher in Seattle, Tacoma and other Washington cities on homes and other real estate, and on personal property, they are lower in this state on other forms of wealth. For example, in New York they have a state income tax. There is none here. Naturally, to the extent that the income tax produced public revenues, to that extent homes and real estate and personal property are relieved. The same is true in Wisconsin, and in other states. In these states, and in Oregon, and in California, and in nearly every state, except Washington, intangible property, such as bank deposits, stocks, bonds, mortgages, are taxed. Not at the same rate as real estate, but taxed nevertheless. Again, there is, a source of revenue for governmental purposes that makes the burden on home owners easier and when the bur den is lifted from home owners, it is also lifted from home renters. So, you see when it is asserted tha't Seattle pays higher taxes £han other cities, it is not altogether true. It pays higher taxes on real estate and personal property, but it pays the lowest tax possible—nothing—on incomes, and on "intangibles." While the man who owns a $2,500 home is taxed, and taxed heavily, the man who owns $2,500 in the bank isn't taxed at all. The man who barely makes a living and is buying a little home on the installment plan is taxed plenty. The man who makes $50,000 a year, but has no real estate investments, escapes taxes. Just bear these facts in mind when you consider the tax question. They are fundamental facts. Just now the home owner, or the home renter, is the goat in Washington's tax system. And because he is the goat, the state itself is the goat among other states* and Seattle is the goat among other cities. Our tax rate on property is too high, and always will be too high, in comparison with other cities, if we let other sources of revenue escape altogether. That means that building here is retarded. It means that manufacturers do not care to come here if they know that at the very outset the very land they must have and the building they must erect will have to bear a burden that is greater than elsewhere. Don't you see where this leads? Aess building and less fac tories, less work! Less work, less income for everybody! Our tax system is where the ball of prosperity must begin to roll. If it cannot get its impetus there, it cannot get very far. As matters stand now, we are trying to compete with other cities and states, but refuse to give ourselves the same advan tages they have by a modern and up-to-date tax system. Letters to the Editor— QI'OTKS DR. UW ON "KMDEMirH" Editor The HUr By **y of com ment o/i your editorial of May 14. dwelling on the altruism of the peo ple of the medical profession, let me nay I love to attribute unselfishness where such tribute Is due. However, If we may get a premiss from th« statement of IVr J. A Lapp, of Chi cago, editor of Modem Medicine, mad' before the Seattle Rotary club, our conclusion cannot fully support your editorial. Dr Lapp l« reported aa having •kid "Full grown epidemic*, which did not exist until the fear of them wa« Instilled Into the public conscious ness hy those who poeed a* savior* of the country, developed In this coun try last year Two eminent Ameri can physicians laat year so persist ently urged the fear of then,, calami tie* that they succeeded In creating two In order that they might get the glory of checking them." Therefore, let us not too readily a* sutne that by working for a referen dum on Senate Bill I*o the drugging professional* exi>e' t to decrease their business until they may have to turn to some other occupation, M I> PARKHI KHT, 1120 Ninth Ave. MABBIKI) COI PIJCH AT NAVY YAKOr Noticing your write up In Satur day's lssu<- about Jobless war vet erans, would say that I am employed at the Puget sound navy yard, and understand that there are a number of married couple* working In the yard If this is so, I think mean* should tie taken to dispense with the services of either one of the married couple and room made for the em ployment of war veterans who are able to fill the positions I sincerely hope that for the sake of those who served their country go well In time of need that your paper will Investigate this situation ONE WHO KNOWS. WORLD NOTES John B. Htam hfield. noted lawyer, wa* the mm of a country doctor of Elmira. N. Y. He tried 11 kind* of work and leave up earth. Inspired by a fermon, the text of which wo* "Failure," he l#ft home, went to Cambridge, work ed hi*» way thru Harvard law nrhool, and wan admitted to the N'ew York bar He ia now called the *r«»ate*t trial lawyer In the United Stated "In the final aftalyalit," he nayM. i "the man who find* out what he want* to do arid then doen It, even If he atarvea, in the man who will Win." Japanese uoinen are planning to f Kantze a woman 'h peace aahocla on to promote world peace. PERIL OF ALIGHTING BY IIH WfIJ.IAM r B \KTON The old poem of Harm* Oreen sr.d His Flying Machine ." with which J T Trowhrldgs entertained us long urn was not only a kind of cpiinm- Of the history of aerial navigation f.om Icarus and fmedalos to on. gen erutlon ago but it was also sn accurate statement of the real peril of the flying business Darius, a shrewd, secretive Yankee tad endeavored to fly. He had— A carriage-cover for tail and wings. A piece of harness, and straps and strings. And a big. strong bo*, in which he locks These snd a hundred other things. He completed his Invention Just before the Fourth of July, and he in tended to astonish the assembled folk of his village: I'll dance on the chlmbley*. JH stan' on the steeple. I'll flop Up to winders and soars the people: I'll light on the llbbe'ty pole, an' crow. An' I'll say to the gawpln' fools below What world's this "ere that I've come near*" For 111 make 'em b'lleve I'm a chap f'm the moon. And I*ll try a race 'lth their oP balloon' But It did not turn out as he hop*l. and as he picked himself up out Of the barn yard, he heard the mocking laughter of his brothers who ha>l been hiding In the barn, and their question, "Say. O'rtus how do you like flying?" Slowly, ruefully, where he lay, Darius Just turned and looked that way. As he stanched his sorrowful nose with his cuff. "Wal, I like flyln' well enough." lie said, "but the' ain't slch a thunderln' sight O' fun in 't when ye come to light." To this dav alighting proves the dangerous part of flying The next Improvements In the navigation of the air should be In devising arrange ments for safety in alighting. In other spheres the process of coming <l»wn has its discomforts War Is a dizzy flight, and when it I* over the nations engage<] come down with a hard, sickening thud, to the consideration of debts and profiteer lng and scandals of many sorts. When war Is on, prices go soaring It has always been so, and prob ably always will be so. Hut after the war. prices come down That Is the time of discomfort and peril. All Kurope and a part of America sll now In the barn yard arnld the wreck of the wings and other, mechanical devices of flight. Flying Is fun, but alighting Is uncomfortable But coming down Is both necessary and salutary. The process is nol so pleasant as is that of flying; but It will be better for us when we reach the bottom and know that we are there. Try This on Your Wise Friend Apples l>ouKht at ft for 2 cents were sold at 2 for 3 cents. What was the percentage of gain? A newer to Hatvrday'i: 20 and 16. >. ' —^■ the Conwliun Par the iK«»« hits Whether you want to get away for a ahort vacation crowded full of auperb flahing In th»- heart of an Alpine b airyland," or whether y«»u want to atop r>tf for a frw aaya on your way to the fca at, you can be auxe of excellent aport along the Canadian Pacific Railway Pull information furnished on application to E. f. L. Lturdaa. CaHnl A,.nt. Pumiih Dopt , Canadiaa Pacific Railoar IMS ««■!■».ml Atranr, Nraltlr. Trlrpbnnt Mialn I.W, SETH TANNER F*nHt«h*4 Th* mar riiMtaMn* r« t'hon* Main *•0 \ |si li «l all trtulro riui ilo any' tlilut l>ul pla-trr a ratlin'. I t pt'lVlHO In a giaal Inulirr, but a lot ut u» pin h<H>ky. Till l.\«T ICKftOKT Mr l*r«o|<U»nt, Mm** RMltfri Oil JtMrticw ifl tariff bill* may l*» corr*s*f««<l at Ul# «tay of Judrro«nt but tin ru>t be r«rr«H'twl in Ih# arn< »t«* *t thlfl timr Hrimtur I'cnrtwe, il**p», ivmixykiiii'i • • • 1.M.15l 11l toKMIIY I am trying in find out wh»th#r thin bill la bow lr(i?»sl **> that lb* gambling but «*n run thru It. or «tirthrr !tw» (Mar i* t«» »top It. Hop r»"*ntAtiv* Nri»ori. Hep , wi* on*ln When In Seattle. ial at Boldt's- Advrtinement. Which Shall It Be? A pair of weak glasses now to remedy a minor eye trouble OR A pair of "slronu Kla.sH4\s" LATKR ON to remedy an eye trouble that has become serious Ihrti neglect, which will cause you to wear glasses continually? Com* In nnd have; tin cx nrnlm' your cyi** tomorrow frr«» c»f rlinric^. Hlnrr lßfto we huvc Hcrvrtl MallMfii'torlfy ovrr pro plo wlto npcdfld nl<u*<B«7i. Seattle Optical Co. THE SEATTLE STAR From the Congressional Record LAST MILE AUTOMOBILES AT YOUR QWN PRICE $25.00 a Day Off Until Sold Big Turnover Necessary Reduced Daily $25.00 Each Until Sold A reduction ao rapid that It will be nr r»—ary for you to walch the car you want carefully or It will he * napped op by *om* on* else, unknown to you. BID ON YOUR CAR lllds will be rw-eived and po«ted on ench ear: anyone mn bid any amount by placing a depoall tn cover the""T>iil Whan Ijje pries worka down lo the hlghast bid Ih* ear will be conaldered ■old. Xhe following car* will he plac-d on »ale under this plan, and will powltlvely remain until *»>ld even tho they bring only |!S 00 Ml ■■emi HmtN-rAMKNon iwrmsi merhamcaiw >i i <-llenl. *«rr;ient flmah. s'»«l c«ird tire equipment five wire wheel* Thin car haa been driven privately Itegular price. tl.S&OOO TOMORROWS PRICE $1,775.00 WTt DKIUKKK HITCCIAI, SIX TtM KINO. Thl* car haa been privately owned and u»ed under the moat favorable condition*. Almoat new cord tlrea bumper* front and rear. Itegular price, |l 475 00 TOMORROWS PRICE $1,400.00 THIS IS A UNIQUE PLAN a high Btandard of aale*man*hlp. and w*a believe will attract a great deal of attention and bring many proapectlve buyer* to our mile*room, where our u*ed. rebuilt and reflnlahed car* are con aplcuously arrayed, entahllnhlng a *tandard of u*ed car value*. HITY WHKN YOI' AHK lIKADY, but don't wait 100 long Thle I* your opportunity lo buy at your own price TKRWS TO SI IT. Shields-Livengood Motor Co. 1024 East Pike St. Phone East 100 . Tools Go Id Wa'va oonia to tha and of th# rainbow, Th» apot th<U »k Nought of old. Hut U*rr, «t tmr Journay'f «-ndlng la MW a pot of gold; fto th* guerdon Wf draamnd of gaining That tmiptxd u» *!<•• »■ «l«un I* only a vanur Illusion Th" gold whm tli« gold of drrain' Wr'vr «.ma to th* »n«J of tha rainbow, nut ahall wo then complain T»1*I all of »ur toll waa waatad And all of our <|U»«t w.»a vain'' Why, w*'ve faoad th» »»rli und Ktruggie. \Vp'vf wr;ither»-d tti'' rain arc! auri We've followed th« aolf ■•ami* vial on Our draaine mil our hopaa w«ra one! Ho. If at the and of the rainbow. No pot of gold wr> find, fKir ton* long yean lonrlbtr W«« gold of another hind, ftold of a lova uiif.>l"rliiK Which ever la oura to aparid; (And tbla itu»J be what th* fabla m>-anl Hy "gold at the ralnbow'a end") tfopyrlght. lltl. by Wwiptpw Kntarpriar) InqqlriiMf Reporter- TODAY'S QfKHTION IN, yixi fail) put your brwt fuut lur* wd" \SS\\ I lis R W. Kt.KMMIN'J. ?»li Orand «ve "It usually get* mined up with my heal and remain* In the n»r D C HKOWN. UU Rdmumla at-: So luriK aa II 'II support me. I do " K K VBIINON, Hotel IHU "If I Ml you. you'll 'ell the world A N OUfER. KM H«h a*» "I ■l.ow no partialis «o one or Ih* other C C. HURTM. Kenton "Judging fiotn Kflviti, I tkuik ■ot* AT TIIF. TOI»l»l>. M \I.I. A *t*p. a atop, a Uirwalened flop. Another *trp. behold! And forty-five arqulcM Ihe K.Ut (»f teetering one year-old PerrharKW the breath of »iandai now M,.> torn to infant prattle. While favor* a« the dam-e will be A ' eethir.it ring or rattle! Cartoon* Magoain* j uv inktamjkknt ri^N Mr* ll<|(la* —Oh. dear! 1 am get tlnir dtouter every day Hlgglna Yea When I married I uttle realised that I wo* getting a wife on the inatallmatit plan Dotrolt Kree Prew*. WHEN YOU BUY MORTGAGES Buy Title-Insured Mortgages From one end of the coun try to the other come report* that there I* u renewed and Incrivifftng demand for good fir*! inortgagea on Improveil properllea ne Invent ment* Mortgagee hx InveMlmenl* are reMimlng I heir former well dewerved popularity, and one reaaon undoubtedly I* thai lllle InHuritnce han done away with uII uncertainty about the title lo the land which no iMirca the morlK'iKe. WASHINGTON TITLE INSURANCE .COMPANY I'mlur Slate Su|>ervlnion A nee I« More Than HMMI.OfMI m (ttyHcrtoh QArtuey REMARKABLE REMARKS If you want Hi Iw happy, aleep on U.« floor Mile Mpluelli. Krencll <*nur. • • • I helleve that rcKinlration for vol Ins ahould lie made compulaory for every qua lift«<l mar and woman. Thoee who fail tn reenter ahould In lined ami deprn '-*1 of their citizen ■hip Mayor Cuuwim. I*itroll. • • • Nothing can I# farther from the t null Uian the Idea that Ja|>an la ixrnt on fightlog Viscount I'chlda. Japanese furcltn mlniater. • • • Viewing them from the rear. you ran't I'll gmndmoHier* nowaday* from Ityear-old girl* Mi* Orvlll* T H right. < "hlcago • • • I do not know of any way ,on earth that we can legl*lat" to kwp a nuN-nl from belntc a rami, but we ■•an putah him whm rnught Itep re*entatlve Humm.r* of Tesae • • • The Amirlmn dye l* now In U>a grip of two huge i-oncem* of which the I»u font I* on* Senator Kins "f l'f»h • • • It la our intention to dry up the flow of liquor everywhere SoUie WMGLEYS PwmTbem AII! It appeals to everybody Every because of tbe pleasore and benefit If affords. Q Tbe loofiesMastlotf KM refreshment possible . RPi to obtain. Sealed tight—kept rifbt in its wax-wrapped ■fllßJl impurity-proof package* m _ 5c The Ravor Lasts IN * L j'jj')' itV"iVir " ,■> rr r 1 Professor Budlong Puts Tanlac to Tes' I'IUIK. C. J. Bl l»l/»NO, Main healOT, N. 11. "It'* an actual fact, I'm In good health for the flntl time In thirty ye!ir» and 1 owe my preaent aplen did condition to Tanlac and nothing rl»e" waa the emphatic *tatement of l*rtif.. C. J. liudlong well known and highly reape.-ted cltlx«n of Man cheater, N. H., re*ldirig at 42 Schixil •treet. "I*ractjcally all my life I had had rheumatism, and when I aay rheu matism 1 m«aii every word of It 11 waa all over my body and espe cially bad In my feet and leg* and there wire tlmea when I couldn't set from my bed to my chair with out help And from the lime 1 waa a boy I couldn't all down and eat a good meal without being In ml*- ery aft* rwarda and 1 would have terrible pain* around my heart and frequent attacks of palpitation and dlsalneaa "I hk<l a alobborw nane of court I trillion, wax troubled awfully with «!>o«a are trtlll wet—Wayne B. Wheeler, general counaei. Anuria loon league • * * • There la no reaaon for fearing that MONDAY. MAY 28. 192 T. blinding headaches and hardly knew what «le.-p *u.' Mr suffering had almost made a complete nervous wreck of me arid I *u «o weak I wasn't worth a nickel an far an work wan concerned. I thought ray trouble* had a lifelong grip on m« and via* about aa di«'Ouraged man ever gets. I "Well, before I had finished my first bottle of Tanlac I realized it wtc* different from anything I ever tried It suited my case exactly. And now for almost the firm time idnce I can remember I can eat anything > want and digest It. I haven't an ache or a pain and have rained fifteen pound* in weight I Ju»t feel good all over and am full of llf» and energy these days. Ev erywhere I go I talk Tanlac. It hasn't an equal Tanlac is sold In Seattle by the Bartetl Drug Store* and leaftag druggists -Adverti.teraent. the dispute between the I'm tad State* and Japan over the island of Tap will be settled otherwise than by peaceful mean*. —Kene Vivian, for mer Kr*nch premier.