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recklessness NOT fONTIM E TO SFFND NT "SHOCKING BATE” SAYS SECRETARY MELLON. Washington. May l.-Asserting that -we nation cannot continue to spend ,t this shocking rate,” Secretary of the ' „ry Mellon in a letter to Chair man Fordney of the House Committee ; YVor* and means, says that the tax on ” burden under which the people are staggering ran he reduced only by “sub erantial cH* current expenditures/’ At tht. rate the government is expend ing money the secretary does not think possible any material reduction of taxes and he proposes a revision program em bodying not so much a decrease as a ^distribution of taxation, excess nrof ,tg ,ax and the substitution Mr Mellon favors repeal of the addi tional "corporation taxes, reduction of surtaxes and other readjustment of in come taxes, refill ion of the transport a tion and present sales and excises taxes, but repeal of the soft drink and other taxes difficult to collect, and an in crease in stamp taxes or levy of an an tomobile license tax. A general sales ( tax he is not prepared to recommend. , The secretary also urges restriction . 0f the issuance of tax free securities, j particularly by states and municipal! tips. He also wants a measure to ona ble a taxpayer to deduct the net losses j 0f one year from the income of sue 1 ceed’iig years. Big Deficit \liead. Mr. Mellon says that there will bo a def'eit June .‘!0 next of nearly $11.V OOO.iMHt • In the next fiscal year the government will expend about $1,000, 000,000 less than this year, but will have a prospective deficit ot $18,tKM), 000. P;sbnrsement this year will total $5,602OOo.oOo inel ding $000,000,000 for debt retirement. Next year the dis bursement will he $4.*-OO.OOO.OOO, in cltnlinc $."-00,000,000 tor debt retirement Internal taxes v oiding s t.ooo.ooo ooo next yaer and the year thereafter, o-n l-areil with $4..V»0,ooo.ooo this year the secretary regards imperative. • With the nation's f nance sound hut the people staggering under the tax bur den and clamoring for nTef the present rate of spending should he stopped, says the secretary. Enlarged expenditures can he financed only by increased taxes or new loans," says the letter. The unexpectedly heavy etirron; ex penditures. Mr. Mellon says, have upset calculations as to debt retirement. and the government cannot expect to retire any of the outstanding $2,oOO.(HH).OOo of floating det-t in the next two years out of eurent revenues. Nor.can tre eoun try "look to any plan for funding lh-> floating debt to reduce* the burden of internal taxes during the next two years.” Through the operation of the sitiK iug filial and miscellaneous debt retire ments, the treasury expects to reduce the short dated debts $1,000,000,000 in the next two years, and the remaining 98.000.000.0oo "will have to he refund edCazctt (II UP.El) WITH \SSAU.T. Texarkana. May I John Howard ami Htiirx Howard, negroes, who wen* plai-ed in jail Thursday morning charg «l with assault with intent to kill .1 Robinson, a former dairyman on Carmichael Hill, are still being held i njail on the Texas side, and will he Eiven a preliminary hearing sometime this week or as soon as Robinson is able to attend court. Robinson, whose face and throat were badly slashed with a knife is rapidly recovering, and it is said he has never been in danger since the flow of blood was stopped follow h>B his arrival at the hospital. Thursday night following the arrest "f the negroes, they were taken across the state line and placed in the Arkan sas Jail, but wore returned to the Texas side jail the next morning, after the au thorities had satisfied themselves that there wn< not any danger of mob vlo lenoo. * hief of Police Lanier said today that | theie is strong evidence available i M*lnst the negroes, both of whom, how Pver- having cut Robinson. It is ' now sli'<' that Robinson was attacked when he undertook to stop a fight he- j twteii the two negroes and a whit? '• mnn namd Sherrod. The negroes admit 1 iav'ng been in u fight with Sherrod. ^ SISTERS MEET AFTER I--' years separation H. Johnson and wife of San Bar ln<le, California, arrived in this city ii morning on No 4, and are guests the home of Mrs. A. M. Chappell, w 0 is a sister of Mrs. Johnson. It was aI'I'> meeting of sisters who had not 1 |101' °tlier in 45 years. Mr. and | fs- Johnson will visit here several flys before returning home, where Mr. mson is carpenter foreman of the huuta pe railroad. SEPARATE PEACE SEEMS LIKELY _ i IRRECONCILABLES SAID TO HAVE ALMOST CONVINCED PRESI DENT HARDING. Washington, May 1.—Is there to he a separate peace with Germany? The Senate treaty irreeoncilables think there is and are elated over the prospects. Has President Harding yielded to the irreeonilable element to the extent that he has abandoned the common under standing of his declaration to the Sen ate and Hotise assembled in joint ses sion on April 12 that in making peace with Germany the wiser course would he “to engage under Ihe existing trea ty?’’ The irreeoncilables answer again in the affirmative, or. rather they con ten 1 tire president never intruded by these woids to indicate he would resubmit the Versailles treaty to the Senate with the League of Nations eovennnt elirai nated and the treaty proper amended "by such explicit reservations and mod ifications as will secure our absolute freedom from inadvisable commitments and safeguard all our essential inter ests,'’ to quote the president's words in his address to congress. Lodge Lpsefs Things. The whole question of what the pres ident intends to do with respect to re storing relations between the I'niP'd States and Germany lias been thrown into a state ol' confusion by the deela ration of Senator Lodge in ite Senate during the debate on the Knov peace resolution indicat’ng that til' Versailles t• eaty could not lie amended to meet the requirements of the I'nited States and that a new treaty with Germany was necessary No interpretation of this statement is obtainable, but. irre concilable senators show a supreme eon fidence that the Versailles treaty will inner aga’n go before the Senate in any form f'ertainly the impression lias been given that President Harding is in accord with his senator-al associates in their desire to ditch the whole Ver sailles pact and negotiate a separate peace with Germany. Since Pres'dent Harding delivered bis address of April 12 not one word of an authoritative character lias been ob tainable from e ther the White House or thi' State Department as to the pur poses of the administration with re spect to making peace with the Ger man government. Efforts to obtain in formation on tlic subject have produced no response. Informally and unofti eiallv. however, the understanding lias been that the president intends to re submit the Versailles treaty in some form, thus carrying out his declaration that this would be “the wiser course.” —Gazette. -o OVERLAND TRIP THROIOH SEVEN STATES <;. W. llaye-. wife anil sou. arrived here yesterday after a strenuous auto trip from New Bern. North i arolina. to Little Rock. Ark . where the machine was abandoned for the more comforta hie conveniences of the railroad sleep tug car Leaving New Bern, they motored through North and South Carolina. Georgia. Alabama. Mississippi. Tennes see. and Arkansas. The party encoun tered high waters and winds all along the route and barely missed being in the midst of the Mississippi cyclone that Idled a number of people. Mr. Hayes says that while there is room for lm provements of Arkansas roads, that the general run of highways in this state are in better condition than in any one of the other six states through which lie traveled. Mr. and Mrs. llayes and son. l>onnId are guests at the home of Mrs. Hayes parents, Mr. and Mrs. (' B. Andrew-. -o JOE BAILY RESIGNS SECRETARYSHIP .Too Hailey has resigned as secretary of the Stnte Highway commission, in order to give his entire time to his l>u< iiov_; interests in this city. The State Highway Department lost a very valu able official when Mr. Hailey severed his collection with that office. Hut nev ertheless, we are glad to have him hack with 11s at home, hoping that Guy Freellng, who was appointed to succeed him ns secretary of the Stnte Highway Department will follow the pattern of efficiency established by our compe tent and painstaking fellow townsman. -o SCHOONER B1RNK AT SKA. New York, May 1.—The American schooner <\ W. Mills bound from Pas cagoula. Miss., for Havana with lum her. is on fire off the Florida coast, said a wireless message received here tonight fro mthe steamship Agursun. The crew had abandoned the vessel an 1 no trace of them could lie found, the message said. The schooner, which carried a crew of nine men, sailed from Gulfport, Miss. POLICE ARREST 99 WITHIN 10 HOURS 41 OFFENDERS CHARGED WITH VIOLATIONS OF GAMING ORDI NANCES—FOUR DRUNKS. Little Rock, Ark.—Saturday night at police headquarters was one of the bus iest experienced in several years, ac cording to old members of the depart ment. A total of 00 arrests were made between 8 p. m and 0 a m. yesterday. In addition to this several more were ordered to appear in court this morning to answer charges of violating traffic ordinances. Sergeant Grover Adkins was in charge of the keys. A total of 1,026 arrests were made during April. The record was set in 1020 when the police arrested 1.100 in one month. Of the arrests Saturday night, the gambling charge predominated. A total of 41 were arrested on that charge, three being whites and the remainder negroes. One raid near Ninth and Gaines streets early yesterday morn ing netted .11 negroes. The following is a list of each offense charged and the number arrested on that charge: Holdovers. 2.1; drunks. 4; reckless driving. 1 ; refusing to move on. 1 : immorality. 16; soliciting, 5: va grancy, 1 : violating license ordinance, 1 : disturbing the peace, 2: suspects, 1: transporting whisky, 1. Ten more negroes were arrested yes terday afternoon on gaming charges, bringing the total arrested on that charge since Saturday to 51 The holdovers were soldiers merely held for military police for transfer to i camp. NINE NIGHT RID ERS IN PRISON ( KAIGIIEAI) COUNT! MEN URGIN' SENTENCES AT STATE PENITENTIARY. Nine of the men who pleaded guil ! ty to night riding charges were receiv ed at the penitentiary here yesterday afternoon to begin tho;r sentences. .Ml nine have one year to serve. They are: Clarence Burrow. Harri son Duty. Virgil Coffman, Boy Morgan. I,. Cas:lemon. DeWill Barrett, I.. C. Byrd. Noel Housley and fleas Ashley. Several more of the .‘>1 arrested in connection with hurtling of house* and barns in Craighead county last year, also have been sentenced, but have ob tained stays of executions to prmit them to straighten out business matters and make crops. Only two of the 31 arrested were d-missed. Some of tin men have had their eases postponed. With the nine men the officers also brought the following prisoners: Charles Wheeley. criminal assault, 10 years: Carl Bundy, grand larceny, one year: Van Fincher, selling whisky, one year, and I.on Ishmael. grand larceny, one year. REWARD FOR SLACKERS. Chicago. May 1.—The first list of the draft evaders in the Sixth Army Corps area, affecting Illinois, Michigan and Wisconsin, was received Saturday by Colonel Helniick. chief of staff at Fort Sheridan. With it the War Department vent instructions as to how to round up the 17,000 evaders in his territory. The list will not be made public for four or five days. Colonel Helmick sa’d. It was sent to the military printing office at Camp Grant, where 200 copies will be struck off. These lists will then be sent to the newspapers, post offices, draft boards, state adjutant’s office, county sheriffs, United States marshals and chiefs of police. A reward of $50 is offered for the capture of each man named on the list, and every citizen is authorized to make an arrest according to one of the articles of war. The old guardhouse at Fort Sheridan is being repaired for the reception of the slackers Other places to which they will bo taken are 1 Fort Brady at Sault Ste. Marie, Fort ' Snelling and St, Paul, Camp Grant, Jef ferson Barracks, Chanute Field. Ban tonl. 111 . Bock Island Arsenal, Fort : Wayne at Detroit and Camp Custer at ; Battle Creek. The War Department has compiled a list of 100.000 slackers throughout the United States. Gazette. -o BLAZE AT HARRISBURG Harrisburg. May 1. Two warehouses a grocery, barber shop and icehouse were destroyed by fire about 2 o'clock yesterday morning, entailing a loss es timated at *10,000. The blaze originat ed in the A B. Jones Grocery company's warehouse. Fight thousand bushels of rice was stored in the building The loss was practically covered by insu rance. The Farmers’ Union warehouse, which also houses the J. II. Stafford grocery and the J. W. lledditt barber shop, and the Home Lumber company's Icehouse were destroyed. All buildings probably will be rebuilt. -o $125,000 IN BONDS GONE. New York, May 1.—Disappearance of $125,000 in nonnegotiable securities, be lieved to have been stolen by a youth who represented himself to be a mes senger furnished by a reliable stock messenger service, was reportd today by H. C. Duval & Co., stock brokers. The robbery occurred yesterday, and was not made public in the blief that I further information might be avail jable, or that the messenger would re turn. -—o SON KILLS FATHER. Willie Gulley, colored, shot and kill ed his father, Travis Gulley at Bluff City Friday evening, while the father was engaged in whipping the boys moth er. according to those who witnessed the tragedy. Young Gulley was ex bon orated before the Justice Court there Saturday. -o Rev. S. T. Baugh of Blevins is in our town this afternoon. • • • • D. L. McRae is at Kosston on busi ness toduy. • • • • At the colored baptizing here yester day. several of the brethren and sisters had their sins washed away. • • • • Tax Assessor Woosley and Deputy, Mr. Garrett, are at Wire Road school house today. • • • • Mrs. Katie Allspatigh left yesterday for a visit to Kansas City an dother points. • • • • C. C. Parker and little son, Glenn, of Hope spent Sunday in Prescott with Mr. Parker’s sister, Mrs. Jessie Free man • • • • • .5 Fred Fuller and Algia Dillard of tle> court house force enjoyed the singing as well as the dinner at Salem church yesterday. • • • • G. B. Wells returned this morning to his drilling work at Gordon. He says that oil indications near Gurdon are very promising. i • t t R. H. Irvin of Little Rock, special representative of the Liggett & Myers Tobacco company, is making Present, today. • • • • Roy Bonds and family of Blevins, vis ited his mother and sister, Miss Eva. yesterday, who are here in the Park Sanitarium. Mrs Bonds and her daughter are victims of the recent cy clone. • • * d Mrs. Wylie Fairchild returned to Hope this morning, after a pleasant visit with her parents. Mr. and Mrs. Lee Dillard. The singing at Salem church yester day where dinner was served on the grounds, brought out a large attedance, many going from Prescott. If the sing ing was grand, the dinner was grander, and everybody reports a splendid good time. • • • • The many friends of Clyde Nelson are glad to see him hack at his desk at the Prescott Hardware company. He has been gone a month, but returns highly benefit ted by the operation per formed on him by the Mayo brothers 1 at Rochester. • • • • Sheriff I., C. Steele and Constable I Fred Mnrrali returned from Bluff City j this morning bringing with them Han Robinson, colored, in whose possession 'was found a barrel of Choctaw beer. Bobinson admits making the beer. and 1 lias been lodged in Jail pending his pro jliminary hearing before Sipiire Burns tomorrow. • * • • Mrs. M. O. Walthall and two da ugh ters. Misses Mildred and Marion, and Mrs. Jean Magee of Texarkana, drove through from that city to Prescott Sat urday afternoon, spending the nigtP. here and returning Sunday in their beautiful Nash 0. accompanied by Messrs M. O. Walthall and Allen Moore The jolly party made the trip wthout -—^ mishap, Messrs. Walthall and Moorg returning to this city on No. 4 this morning. • • • • J K. Barham, Post commander of the American Legion, Is in receipt of a tel egram from Leight Kelley, department commander, stating that Frank L. Whiteman from National headquarter* of the American Legion, will deliver an address in Prescott, Saturday night, ! May 7, to ex-service men and all eit I tzens who care to hear him. All the ex service men of Nevada county are es pecially Invited to come to this meeting. • • • • She I've heard the expression “the evening wore on"; will you please tell me what it wore? lie Must have been wearing the dose nf the day.- Whiz Bang. • • • • When Dempsey and Carputicr meet In Jersey City, July 2. Tex ltickard will have the distinction of having promo ted the biggest sporting event in the history of the world. » • * • One fourth of lifJl is now t matter of history. • • • • Goodbye old mosquito, goodbye is the song of Inspector Willingham and his clean up officers, who are getting rid of the city's rubbish. BARGAINS We have some unusual bargains in second hand Road AVagons, Low Wheel Wagons, Banner Top Buggies, Oliver Walking and Riding Cultivators. Most of the above are practically new and will serve your purpose as well as new, so we ask that you come in and look these over if you are in need of a Wagon, Buggy or Cul tivator. Nevada County Hardware COMPANY PHONE NO. 6 Every man in ^Ke class knew ibe answer ► i PROFESSOR HASKINS. • • • WAS A kindly soul. • • • BRIGHT ON some subjects. • • • iSTUT SO absent-minded. • • • THAT ONE day at (be barber’s. • • • HE TOOK off his collar. • • • TO GET shaved. • • • AND FORGOT where he was. • • • AND KEPT right on. • * • TILL THE cash girl screamed. • • • AND A barber stopped him. • • • HE WAS a great smoker. • • • BUT HE'D often put. • • • THE BURNT match in his mouth. • • • AND THROW away. • • * THE CIGARETTE. • • • HIS STUDENTS loved hltn. • • • HE WAS so full. • • • OF FUNNY surprises. • • » > ONE DAY he had a tube. • « • OF RADIUM and be told. * • • THE STUDENTS all about If. * • • AND FINALLY, by mistake. • • • INSTEAD OF the tube. • .* • HE PULLED out one. t I » OF HIS cigarettes. • • • AND ASKED the class. • • • "WHAT IS the one thing. • * • WHICH DISTINGUISHES. • • • THIS MARVELOUS substanca. • • • FROM ALL others on earth?" • I • AND THE class roared. • • • “THEY SATISFY." • • • WHAT is it you've always wanted a cigarette to do? You know the answer. Chesterfields do it— they not only please your taste, they satisfy! It’s all in the blend—a secret blend of fine Turkish and Domestic tobaccos. It puts Chesterfields where none can touch them for quality and value.