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1 1 i S3 (11 VOL. IX., No. MH. GKACTS PASS, JOHEP1I1XE COUNTY, OREGON. MONDAY, .FEBRUARY 24, 1919. WHOLE X UMBER 2399. II TO MANY TO IN WRESTLE WITH ". INCOME TAX MILLIONS OK AMERICANS MIST PREPARE TIIKIH KKTUIXH. NOT LA TEH THAN' MAIL IS. E III 1 Hi HIT Unmarried Mou and Women Who Earned 91,000 or More During 19IM.Mui4 Pay Tax EUROPE SPOTTED WITH BRITISHERS Many Countries I'ntrollisl by Knlg GeorKe'a Troops to Prnterve Or dT Hold Turk in Leash Washington, Fob. 24. Within the next three week, or by March IS, very unmarried uiua or woman who arusd $1,000 or more in the calen dar year 1918 and every married per son whose Income amounted to $2, 000 or more must make detailed re port of hit Income Jo the federal revouue collector of hit district. On or before March IB the tint Install ment of the Income tux must be paid, one-fourth of the entire amount due, or all of It If the taxpayer chooses This means that millions of Amer icans must got to work at once to prepare their, returns, and for the tuldunce of taxpayers, the Internal revenue bureau has Issued explicit instructions covering the prepara tion and filing of returns. This It the ABC of the procedure: First get a tax return form from the revenue collector's office or from a. bank. There are many kinds of these forms. It a person's Income Wua below f 5,000, he should ask for the form especially Intended for the mailer incomes. It might be advls able to aet two or throe of these torms, since one may be spoiled In the preparation. The. tax rate for most individuals Is 6 per cent. For a single person this Is Imposed on the difference, be tween the total net Income for the year and $1,000, the so-called ix mpted amount. For a married man, or for the heads of a family, the ex emption Is $2,000 and the 6 per cent tax is imposod on the difference between that and the total Income, There is provision for an additional exemption of $200 tor each child or other dependent person, under 18 j years of age or Incapable of solf-sup-port. Thus a married man with one child or an aged parent would have an exemption of $2,200 and would pay tax on the difference between this and his net Income, A man With two children would have an exemption of $2,400; three children 12,600, and so on. To Illustrate the calculation of tax: . A single man with a net Income lust yonr of $2,000 will be taxed $60; Income of $3,000, tax, $120; Incomo of $4,000, tax, $180; Income $5,000, tax $240. A married man without children J London, Feb, 24. A glance at the inapt of Europe and Asia on which are designated positions of British troopt shows them to bo rather well spotted. For one reason or another the British war department still con siders ft necessary to keep troopt In some of the out-of-the-way places of the world. While it It planned to reduce most of the forces there Is no Immediate prospect of the with drawal of any force. In the Balkans tho British are using their forces as a stablizlng In fluence against the varied ambitions of the several sUIm. In trane-Cas- pla, northwest of Afghanistan, they are protecting the population from Turkish excesses, the rosult ot the refusal of the Turks to realize they have been beaten In the war. In trans-Caucasia they are. fighting the Russia Bolshevik!. In northern Italy they are acting aa a Buffer between the Italians and Cxecho-Slovaks un til the peace conference settles dif ferences there. Several commands are In Russia and fairly large forces are being maintained In India, Meso potamia and northern Persia. In Egypt and Palestine there might be more' trouble with the Turks If a British force was not maintained there while in Mesopo tamia it It feared the Inhabitants, freed even ot Turkish control, would start fighting among themselves If not controlled by the military. The .British have troopt In Russia on the Mnt-man coast, south of Arch angel, and at Omsk while at Vladi vostok It a brigade ot Canadians. There it a British garrison of 70, J 000 In India and It Is not expected to reduce this force until Just before the heated season begins. E (Continued n:i w 4) Chas. D. Thompson one ot Jose phine county's sailor, lads who has recently been honorably discharged from the U. 8. navy after a year's service, left Saturday night for Pilot Rock, Ore., having spent a week vlsltlna his father and friends at Selma. Mr. Thompson enlisted about a year ago and went to Brem erton and In less than a month was assigned to the submarine destoyer Davis and on his way assiting n convoying transports "over there." Durlnir this time the youns sailor was wounded by shrapnel when British vessel tired by mistake, on the Davis while it was lurking on the Scottish congt in a fog, wound ing several and killing one. .Last October the Davis sank a submarine and raptured 34 prisoners, and from these men Mr. Thompson secured mini; interesting souvenirs. GRANT LANDS SALE IS HELD TO BE TOO SLOW E Borne Feb. 24. Seldom has ft vic torious army come to so miserable en end as that ot the 180,000 Ger mans commandod by1 Field Marshal von Mackensen who were driven out of Roumanla after the signing I of the armistice. On their way borne through II un gnry the redoubtable divisions which had accompanied von Mackensen In triumphal march through TrnnByl vania and Roumanla lost, sold or Were robbed of virtually all ' their bolonglngs. One division, the 89th which had fought victoriously in Po land and Lithuania escaped Into Ocr many without" as much- as -horse' ihoe nail of Its property and, clad In .ridiculous, disguises of shabbiest cl vIllaB clothing anjd Austrian tint torms sold 'to them at Raab, 'they aid, at monstrous prices. Senator Lewis 1ays Personal Antag onism to Wilson Lays Behind Opposition In Congress The George Washington Has Close Call at Thatcher's Island -First News From Abroad Teld in Mechanics HaHWould Test Sentiment of America Boston, Mass., Feb. 24. President Wilson landed at the Commonwealth pier at 11:40 o'clock today. His address to the people here is sched uled for 2:20 thlt afternoon. Thou sands of persons from all New- Eng land thronged the streets. While approaching land in ft dense fog yesterday the George Washing ton waa suddenly fonnd heading di rectly for Thatcher's Island, off Cape Ann. The engines were reversed and the vessel stopped ft thousand yards from shore. Assistant Secretary of the Navy Roosevelt, who arrived with the president announced the practical demobilization of all United States naval establishments in European waters, andthe sale ot the great La fayette wireless station at Bordeaux to the French government for ap proximately $4,000,000. Mechanics Hall, Boston, Feb. 24. President Wilson, has arrived here. John McCormlck sang "The Star Spangled Banner," and Gover nor Coolidge gave the president a warm welcome. In hit speech the president Invited the critics of the league of nations plan to "test the sentiment ot Amer ica," and declared that the men who won Id oavs America 'fall the world in Its hopes saw only beyond . the nearest horizon. . "They do not know the sentiment ot America," continued the presi dent. "I no more doubt the verdict ot America In this matter than' I have a doubt of the blood that is in me. The greatest thing that I have to re- part to you Is that this great coun try is'trusted throughout the world. I have not come to report the pro gress of the peace congress. .That would be premature, but the people I left over there were full of hope." WORKMEN TAKE OVER PALACES iN MOSCOW Vladivostok, Jan. 16. Many if the magnificent monuments of Mos cow, commemorative of emperors and statesmen, have been destroyed, says a refugee from that city. Mu, seums, libraries, and "picture gal leries have been requisitioned and their content removed. The best government and private buildings have been -occupied by the soldiers' and workmen's councils. 4 BELIEVE CROWN PRINCE 4- WAS IX MURDER PLOT . Paris, Feb. 24. Former Crown Prince. Rupprecht, of Bavaria, is reported to have been at the head of the mon- 4 f archlcal plot resulting In the ' assassination ot Premier Els- ner. The police are seeking the crown prince. 4 SENATE USES SLEDGE ON SALARY MEASURE Salem, Ore., Feb. 24.--,Th bill to raise the salary1 of the secretary of the board ot control to $3,000 failed to pass the senate. 'Howell's bill removing the requirement ot 56 de grees specified gravity on gasoline and providing that the degree be la beled on all containers, was passed by the senate. TWO KILLED BY "TRAIN Ritzville, Wash., Feb. 24. Jacob Koch was Instantly killed and his 9-year-old daughter killed almost Instantly, at 9 o'clock yesterday morning when the auto in which they were riding was completely de molished by a special soldier train west bound on the Northern Pacific 4 " ' line about two miles east ot here. HOUSE TO DISCUSS FRAME-UP TO MTRiLFViESMDERlMN NIPPED IN BUD Washington, Feb. 24. The right of way for teflon on the resolution to end government control of tele phone and telegraph systems on De cember 81 next will be proposed by the house rules committee tbit week. FOURTEEN SPANIARDS OF L W. W. PROPENSITIES TAKEN BY POLICE AT NEW YORK TEN TIB JIT PHIUDEIPHIA Washington, Feb. 24. Senator Lewis, democratic whip,- declared In speech that the league ot nations wonld not contravene the advice ot Washington or the Monroe Doctrine. and intimated that personal and po litical ' antagonism to the president lay behind the opposition In con gress. - ' The house judiciary committee ap proved the measure banning any beverage containing over one-half ot one per cent alcohol. In. connection lth the war time prohibition act. Suffrage Advocate Harass President, Betty Gram of Portland, Thrown ' Bodily Into Police Wagon START WOHK AT ONCE : ' : : " County Judge R. W. Marsfers has received "a telephone toes- sage from Assistant State Engl- neer McCloed stating that he f will have 125 men ready to go -f to work on the Glendale cut-Off 4 within a few days. The coun- ty court hat adopted the right f ot way and it Is expected this - Important Improvement of the 4 Pacific Highway will be begun within a short time. ; The- cut- off is ftboat two miles in- length and ' eliminates ' considerable mileage In the length of this f Important highway. Roseburg 4 Review. -f 4 4 THE FATE Of PRIVATE TROI II Washington, Feb. 2l Roseburg nnd Douglas county people are pro testing to Congressman Hawley about the delay ' in the sale ot . the California-Oregon lands.. Several pro tests have been received In the. last few, days, and an effort .Will bo made to have the general land office com pel some prompt action on -the sale of all these lands, so that. tho state will benefit through the payment ot back taxes which cannot be received until the land has been sold. FOR ,1 WORLD IS INDEBTED TO ITALY II Mllwaukee.i Feb. 24. "What we told in Washington the Germans do to help Italy at this time Bhould wens expected In Paris in a few be done in a spirit not of pity, but , weeks, but this victory was the first ot gratitude," said. Prof. Charles Up- indication mat the days of the Ger- son Clark, Bpeaking on Italy's part in mans and Austrlans were numbered. i SAID TO TOTAL 107,444 ' 4 Washington, Feb. 24. The war-department today annunc-4- ed that the deaths during the 4- war In the entire United States t- array, hare andln, France, from all causes,' numbered 107,444. the war before the members of the City Club recently. ("Wherever yon' go In Italy," he added, "you see; cemeteries silent reminders .thatj 500,000 Italian boys gave up their lives, not merely -to keep Italy In-; tact and Independent, but to hold the '. line until we could collect our forces to take our place In that line. , ','The battle ot the Plave Is the symbol of our freedom from German imperlalslm. It was about to leave that country -when I learned that there was no Intention ot defending the Piave but that along the Adlge Italy planned to plan her forces to stand, or fall. This would mean the surrender of Venice, Verona, Pauda and other Important cities. "But the boys of 18 and 19 In the Italian army fought and died at the rate ot 10,000 per day for ten days and held the Plave. The Italian troops secured the delta ot the Plave from whloh the Austrlans - menaced Venice. , . .' 1 ' ' , "Think back how dark the tltua tlon looked about June, 1918. I wat . "In the third battle of the Piave, the Italian troops under. Gen. Diaz had 2.00,000 fewer, men than the Austrlans. General Diaz asked Mar shal Foch for 175,000 Americans, saying, 'I don't care about the qual ity, I know they are good, but un trained or trained, give me 175,000 men to put back of my second line, that I may release my own men to the front lint. "Marshal Foch sent him 4,000 Americans the 832nd regiment. I only regret we did not have 100,000 Americans there. General Diaz struck suddenly when Austria had given up ail fear of an offensive, cut in back of the Austrian army, and captured 900,000 prisoners . with their guns and munitions. , Then they, were ready; to go Into Germany and would have gone it Germany had not. begged tor an armistice. This . victory; ' was not 'merely the greatest victory of the war, but the greatest victory of all history. It annihilated an entire nation, for the Austria-Hungary empire is no more." Juarez, Mex., Feb, 24. The mur der for which Second Captain Juan Acpieta, ot the 62nd infantry battal Ion, was tried before general court martial here, occurred on the even ing of December 27, 1918. Private David Trolb, of New Tor City, a member ot the 19 th United States Infantry, was reported mis- sing at Tetreat that night from his outpost camp at the El Paso viaduct. A search was started and his mutl lated-body was found opposite the viaduct on the Mexican side ot the river. There was a bullet hole through his forehead and his face was marked with long cuts and scratches Indicating that the body had been dragged into the cactus bushes beside the river road.. The body was brought to Juarez, a photograph made of it after the Mexican custom and then delivered to American military authorities for shipment to his home in New York City. Tho United States intelligence department discovered a number ot eye-witnesses to the tragedy, one be ing a Mexican woman who was de tained In El Paso until the court martial trial was held. Another was 16-year old soldier of the Juarez garrison. , The trial attracted much attention here and on the American side ot the border because of the fact that the penalty for murder committed ay a member ot the Mexican army is execution by a firing squad. New. York, Feb. 24. Fourteen Spaniards, members of the I. W. W., were arrested here yesterday, sus pected Of being Implicated In ft plot to attempt to kill President Wilson in Boston. Ten more men were ar rested In Philadelphia today. Boston, Feb. 24. Twenty-two women members of the National Woman's party, carrying suffrage banners, were arrested today in front of the state house when they refused to comply with police order to move on.' ' Mlse Betty Grain, of Portland, Ore.,' protested and 7 waa lifted bodily into patrol wagon. The women had taken their positions before the reviewing stand several hours before the presidential parade waa due. RUSSIA WANTS HELP BUT ' NOT SOLDIERS FROM ALLIES London, Feb, 24. Use of only a small volunteer force of allied troops to maintain order In the Ukraine ia . requested by the representatives of Russian political 'organisations' In London In a statement issued here purporting to' set forth their views. The statement expressly declares that except for the assistance of "a small allied detachment' that could be brought from ' the ' Black sea to maintain order In 'the 'Ukraine, the Russians ftsk for no 'allied troops at all, only for material. Russia is able and will and much prefers to rehab ilitate herself with her own forces." RADICALS THREATEN v WHOLESALE SLAUGHTER Munich, Feb. 24. Ministerial Councillor Jahries has been , killed and several officers of the war office gravely wounded In the rioting here. The radical elements have threaten ed with death' entire classes Of the population as a reprisal for the as sassination ot Kurt Eisner. VILLA CAUSING SCARE ALONG MEXICAN BORDER Juarex, Mex., Feb. 24. -An armed Villa band was reported late today at a point north ot Villa Ahumada, S3 miles south of here. IS F, INTO LINE WITH U. S.? ' Mexico City, Feb. 24. President Carranza 1b considering a plan sub mitted by the national board of health tor the enactment of legisla tion that will gradually result in the complete abolition of. the alco hollo liquor, traffic In Mexico. He re cently signed a decree Increasing from 25 to' 50 per cent the tax on pulqne and other alcoholic beverages in Mexico City. f PRISONS ARE OPENED. 4- AND RIOTS BEGIN . ' :., : f London, Feb.' 24. Spartacan riots have taken place In Nur emberg, Bavaria, where the prisons ' have been . opened. Street fighting Is progressing, the dispatch 1 adds. '- . ENGLAND IN GRIP OF CIVIL. STRIFE SAYS iiiOYD GEORGE TJllnn."PRh',' S4. -TJovd Georee j declared that the Uh'lted Kingdom it faced with tho "prdspect Of civil strife. He Introduced bill for a committee, to Inquire Into the condi tions of the coal Industry.