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THE WEEKLY TRIBUNE AND CAPE COUNTY HERALD, THURSDAY MORNING, AUGUST 22, 1918.
i i i: I-- I ft T4 Eg SAVE FUEL For Tib Government E L IS $8,090,000,000 REVENUE BILL IS NEARLYF1NISHED Only $500,000 Short Of Re quired Amount Needed Tax For Everybody. SALARIES, JOY RIDES AND FOOD IN THE LIST Em Missouri Publie Utilities Co. 400 Broadway . House Ways And Means Com mittee Will Soon Present Measure To Congress. in ILLINOISAN SEEKS FARM NEAR CAPE W.O.Bledsoe Talis Of Land Selling At $285 An Acre In Illinois. After an absence of fifteen years from Southeast Missouri, W. O. Bled soe, a farmer of Decatur, 111., and formerly a resident of Howell Coun ty arrived here yesterday to rent or buy somewhere in this territory. Bledsoe said he had read and heard so much of Southeast Missouri in the lasts few years that he had been wanting to come back and see the im provements and when the farm he was renting at Decatur was sold re cently for $285 an acre he concluded to visft Southeast Missouri and his old home again. It had been so long since he had seen a l-eal river that he went to the lower wharf to sec if he could not hire the Thebes motorboat for an hour or so so that he could take a boat ride in the river in front of the city. TO KEEP RECORD OF SOLDIERS KILLED Missouri Historical Society Col lecting History Of Men Now In France. H. H. HAAS MADE v G.O. P. CHAIRMAN AT POPLAR BLUFF Cape Girardeau Mayor WU nT? oricft sf jtpt Induct .Congressional in collecting Jbtograhs I f!fttnnirn To the Editor of The Tribunue: The M engaged and short biographies!- sketches -ef-all ... . ..J9 Missounan WjjAaxflsWOr smin ITAPDTCAV TUP A CfTTFl - ,1 ed in Militia Service. It is a difficult task, and the Sociaty wishes to make an appeal to the newspapers of the State, to request all persons having information rela ting to, or photographs of any of our killed or wounded, to communicate with the Missouri Historical Society, Jefferson Memorial, St. Louis, Won't you help us by publishing this notice of the work that we have undertaken and of our desire for help, Thanking you for your assistance. Very truly yours Missouri Historical Society Columbia, Mo, OEB IS SECRETARY Charles Prather And W. H.Kelt- ner Are New Members of State Committee HERE'S FREE CANNING BOOK. 32 page fully illustrated for every reader of THE TRIBUNE. We have arranged with the National War Gar den Commission, Maryland Building, Washington, D. C, for you to get this Free Canning Ecck cfin structions. Send this coupon and a two cent stamp for postage NOW to NATIONAL WAR GARDEN COMMISSION Maryland Building, - Washington, D. C. Herewith two cent stamp for which please send me your Canning and. Drying Book free. (Please write plainly-) Name Street City State.... Warning! You must iU out these blanks! MayoT H. H. Haas of this city was elected chairman of the Republican Congressional Committee from the I " I in Poplar Bluff yesterday. Simon Loeb of Charleston was elected Sec retary, and Charles L. Harrison of this city was made treasurer. Charles rrather of Advance, anc W. N. eltner of OKzark, were elected members of the Republican State Committee from this congressiona district. Col. B. L. Duffey of Pemiscot County was indorsed for Secretary to succeed W. G. Kitchen of Bloomfield, who has announced that he will re tire. Mr. Kitchen was present and prepared tht resolution indorsing Guffey. Edward D. Hays, the Republican nominee for Congress in this district, was present and addressed the com mittee. He urged a thorough organi zation of tht district for the cam paign. It was at his suggestion that Mayor Haas was made chairman and C. L. Hartfson, treasurer of the com mittee. It is customary to permit the candidate for Congress to organ ize the committee. Each of the six teen counties were represented at the meeting. WASHINGTON, Aug. 16. Within less than a half billion of its $8,000 noo.OOO coal, the new revenue bill w w J 0 f - was nearing completion rapidly to day The House Ways and Means Committee still had to decide excess and war profits questions. Some few minor taxes will have to be added. Some of the language of . the bill and perhaps some of the less important rates may have to be changed, as the committee writes its report in preparation for submitting the bill to the house. But the practically complete draft of the measure made public for thje first time today which will stand in all its essentials, gives an adequate idea of the greatest revenue bill history. Tnnme taxes are in some cases doubled and in the cases of inter mediate incomes trebled, as compar ed with the bill passed by congress a year ago. Exemptions of $1,000 for a singl man; $2,000 for a married man, with $200 additional for each child under 18. stand. The normal rate of the first $4,000 of taxable income is 5 per cent. Af ter that rate goes up to 10 per cent witha revised schedule of all sur taxes. Life insurance policies above $40 000 are included in the inheritance tax for the first time. Next comes luxury taxes, hitting practically everything of every-day life eTeent necessarv minimums of food and qlothing. On semirluxuries the committee levied a 20 per cent tax on the sa price over a certain figure. The joy rider will have to pay his bit to Uncle Sam whether he trav els on land or on water. Gasoline is taxed 2 cents a gallon. A 10 pc cent manufacturers' tax levied on automobiles and motorcycles, motor cycles in the hands of the owner are assessed $5 as a license tax and au tomobile owners must pay on the following schedule: Cars of twenty-three horsepower or less, $10; twenty-four to r thirty horsepower, $20; thirty-one to forty horsepower, $30; over forty horse power, $50. Electric cars are taxed $5 for each horsepower and 50 cents for each 100 pounds in weight, and wagons and trailers must pay 5 per cent. Motor- boats must pay $10 and yachts up to fifty feet must pay $1 a foot; be tween fifty and 100 feet $2 for each foot, and over 100 feet, $4 a foot, T"fc t a a rresent toDacco rates are more than doubled. Tobacco and snuff must pay 30 cents a pound, cigars weighing less than three pounds thousand are taxed $2 a thousand, Those weighing more are taxed from $5 to $30 a thousand. Cigarettes are taxed from $4'.10 to $9.60 a thousand. HT J i iTxuvica ana ice cream soaas are also hit. The present 10 per cent tax on all admittances to amusements is doubled. There is a 5 per cent tax on rentals of movie films on circuses 1onuuiuMij ana iiuea cneese are doubled. The committee intends fol lowing tne same procedure with stamp taxes. Pilf.n A 1 1 1 . eswousnmenis doing more than $2,000 business a year and pro- lessional men are taxed $10, and wholesale estabb'shments doing more than $200,000 a year business. $2 Liquor taxes have not been settled. but they will be more than doubled. Profits taxes and income taxes or corporations are unsettled. WHITEWATER BOY IS DECORATED IN FRFANCE Sidney Bartels, a former Normal student whose home was at White water has been awarded the Ameri can Decoration and the French Croix Dc Guerre for gallant conduct on tiie western front, according to informa 1: . won received by relatives in this county. Bartels is a son of Dan Bartela f Whitewater and lived there and also at Chaffee with his father. He at tended the Normal school here for some time, ;payisg expenses by wor king outside of school hours. He went from .Whitewater to St Louis and enlisted in the army more than year ago. He is sergeant in Com pany M, 138th infantry. a PRAYER HALTS FIRE IN BRAGG CITY, MO Man's Appeal Answered, Say Fifty People Who Heard Prayer. KENNETT, MO., Aug. 21 The Democrat this week published the following story, under the caption: Efficacy of Prayer:" What would otherwise have been a most serious fire was averted at Bragg City last Wednesday by the wind changing immediately a,?ter A. J. DePriest had engaged in solemn prayer that the wind would change its course. i A fire had started in the piling slashings south of the D. A. Fouty store and along the railroad track of the A. B. Smith Lumber Co., and a strong wind was fanning the flames so furiously that the fire was mak ing rapid headway directly towards the Fouty building. The fire had spread from the slashings to a large number of old pilings within two hun dred feet of the store, and it was burning up the fences, outbuildings, and everything in its pathway. .More than fifty people were engaged in fighting the flomes, realizing that it would do $5,000 or $6,000 in damages if it caught the buildings of the store. The dense smoke was rolling away from the burning piling and the fire fighters had been driven away from their undertaking when A. J. DePriest walked into the smoke and immediate ly in the pathway of the fire and of fered up a prayer that the wind change its course and to the surprise of a great number who were present the wind did change its course result ing in the preservation 'of the buitd- TELEPHONE CONSERVATION "This is the time for America to correct her unpardonable fault of wastefulness and extravagance." Woodrow Wilson. Extravagant use of the telephone is wasteful. It is wasteful of the man-powerand woman-power of the nation. Women are taking the places of men called to the colors and it is becoming increasingly difficult to get a sufficient number of competent women to handle the ever-increasing number of telephone calls. It is a situation for the telephone subscriber to consider. They can help: By refraining from making unneccessary calls; By prohibiting younger people, clerks and ser vants in their homes from using the telephone for trivial conversations; By reducing the length of conversations to not over FIVE MINUTES; and By always referring to the Telephone Directory for the correct number. This practical assistance will keep lines of com munication open and enable your telephone compa ny to give urgently needed service. CapeGirardea u Telephone Cctxpac and stocky r ; . rr v glr. Fouty, the owner of. the build ing and store' while here' said Hthat iftihe wind had not changed just at the moment it did it wouM have been impossible for him torhave saved his fine stock of merchandise and his DuiMing. He says that there are nearly fifty men who had been help ing himself and Mr. DePriests fight the flames who can now give testi mon to the Efficacy of sincere prayer. SENATOR VARDAM AN REPORTED BEATEN Member Of Congress Who Op posed Measures Of Presi dent Is Retired. . - JACKSON, Miss., Aug. 21. Prac tically complete returns from 52 out of the 82 counties of the State give Congressman Pat Harrison a major ity Of more than 10,000 votes over Senator James K. Vardaman ami former Gov. E. F. Noel, his opponents in the Democratic senatorial primary held throughout Mississippi today. These 52 counties potted an aggre gate of 50,000 votes. Should the pro portion keep up in the remaining counties which scattering returns in dicate will be the case, Harrison will CARUSO WEDS DAUGHTER OF NEW YORK LAWYER Tenor Secludes Himself in His Apart ment After Marriage and De clines to 'Be Interviewed. NEW YORK, Aug. 21. Enrico Ca ruso, world famous tenor, today was a bridegroom. His bride was Mis Dorothy Park Benjamin, 25 years old. She is a daughter of Park Ben jamin, a Wall street lawyer. Caruso made the news of the mar riage public through his secretary, but kept to the seclusion of his apart ment with his bride, declining to see newspaper men. win by a majority of from 15,000 to 20,000, making a second primary unnecessary- THE PATH OF A CYCLONE leads through the' wreckage and ruins of happy homes and valuable property laid in waste devastated and destroyed to heart-rending scenes of Misery, Suffering and Death. The Missouri Farmers1 Mutual Tornado Insurance Company provises for the reconstruction of the homes and the replacement and repair of valuable property by the prompt payment of losses so occur ring. The oldest company of its k i ri ci in the State of Missouri, and in its twenty-eight years of existence was never sued for the collection of a claim. Periods of four and five years have passed without one cent of assessment on the policy holders. The Globe Lodge of the Farmers1 & Laborers' Mu tual Protection pays benefits to the dependents left behind and furnishes relief by way of accident insurance to the maimed and crippled victims of the cruel and unrelenting storm. Furnishes Life and Accident Insurance at Act ual Cost. The Missouri Mutual Insurance Companies of Rock Port are most desirable. They insure buildings against loss by fire, tornado and hailstorm. They insure automobiles against theft, fire, tornado and windstorm. They insure growing crops against loss by hail. They al sd issue Life and Accident Insurance. The Oldest Mutuals and Cheapest Insurance in the State. R. V. FRISSELL, Agent. CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO.