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.
• n<l r«»lt#4
Seattle's Taxes Low —ln Some
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
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
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,
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
QI'OTKS DR. UW
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
Dr Lapp l« reported aa having
"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.
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
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
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
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,
\ |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,
• • •
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-
A pair of weak glasses
now to remedy a minor
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
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
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
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)
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*
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!
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
WHEN YOU BUY
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.
I'mlur Slate Su|>ervlnion
A nee I« More Than HMMI.OfMI
If you want Hi Iw happy, aleep on
U.« floor Mile Mpluelli. Krencll
• • •
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
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
L j'jj')' itV"iVir
" ,■> rr r 1
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
"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
"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
• * * •
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
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.
xml | txt