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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 4, 182).
THJ NEWS SCIMITAR. PAGE ELEVEN. GOVERNMENT 1L IN FROM RATES $100,000,000 ill Taxes An. Dually To Be Collected as Result of Increase. WASHINGTON. Aug. 4. (By the As sociated Press.) Increased revenues, officially estimated at 1100,000,000 an nually will accrue to the treasury as a result of the advanca In transportation rates allowed the railroads. The added Income for the government, officials said, would be derived from increased transportation taxes, which are paid by ' the public, as well as through opera tion of the income and excise pro visions of the revenue laws. Transportation taxes for the fiscal year ending June 80 aggregated approx imately 1!31,000,000. This sum was - made up from the S per cent tax On "jx-f-alght charges, amounting to 135. "DOT.000, the S per cent tax on passen ger tickets supplying J100.000.000 and the t per cent tax on Pullman charges producing 16,500.000. Should railroad traffic continue at its .present volume, all of these amounts ould be increased correspondingly with V W' advance permitted bv the interstate ftfrnmerca commission in Its rate de lation last Saturday. On this basis of ficial of the bureau or Internal reve nue calculate the additional taxes will aggregate $38,550,000 on freight. $18, 700.000 on passenger and J3,i00,000 on Pullman charge. Another course of revenue would "be from income taxes levied against the railroad corporations. Railroad execu tives expect many of the carters to earn sufficiently large returns under the new rate to compel the payment of income taxes for the first time since pre-war days.' It Is from this source that the treasury expects to obtain a large por tion of the remaining $40,000,000 of its $100,000,000 estimate. Officals placed the amount from Income taxes con servatively at $30,000,000 a year. The wage award of $600,000,000 a year, one of the causes for a rate advance, will also result In producing a return to the government for It places most of the railroad employes within Jurisdic tion ot the Income tax laws. Amounts levied on most of the workers will he small, but It was pointed out the rail road labor army numbers more than 2,000.000 persons. From this number officials believed the taxes would lie grerate a "substantial amount, probably $10,000,000 or more." Officials also are studying the Indi rect effect the rate Increase will have on revenue production by the excise and ' miscellaneous taxes. Practically all of the excise taxes are based on ft percentage of the selling prices, as- the so-called luxury tax, and they re gard It as certain that more revenuft will be forthcoming as the prices of commodities move upward. PATTERSON ADDRESSES s" RETAIL CREDIT MEN Former Governor Malcolm R. Patter son will be the speaker at Thursday's luncheon of the Retail Credit Men's association, tb be held at tho Hotel Gayoso at noort. Gov. I'atterson will choose his own subject. It will be the 'fifst occasion on which he has ap peared before the public since his re cent retirement from the prohibition lecture platform to practice law in Memphis, and his remarks are awaited with the greatest Interest by mem bers of the organization of which he will be a guest. Miss Alice McLaugh lin,, well-known Memphis soprano, will sing' a solo, i This will be the last meeting of any character which the association will hold until after the Detroit conven tion, Aug. 10-13. The delegation of about ,40 members will leave Saturday night at I o'clock over the I. C. R. R. in their special Pullman for Detroit via Chicago, and will, as last year, be the largest visiting delegation to the national convention. Bead News Scimitar Wants. McKellar Missing On Eve Of Fight In Home State Numerous Inquiries have been com ing in for Senator McKellnr during the past few weeks with the hope that he might be Induced to say a word for some of the candidates whose political fortunes are Involved In the result of the primary and general election Thurs day, but to no avail. Some of the candidates who supported the senator expected that he would return to the state in time to pass the word along that he Is for the men who were for him. But nothing hss been heard from him. A dispatch Wednesday said he was on his way to Washington to see what was holding up the appointment of the Memphis postmaster, Clint Mc Kellar, the senator's brother. Is an ap plicant for the office. George Is'. Welch, randldate for rail road and puhllo utilities commissioner, was one of Senator MoKellar's cam paign managers for the senate against Senator Lea. Welch has a fight on his hands because of it. Gov. Roberts was sharply criticised because he did not prevent the selection of Senator Mc Kellar to the national convention, and his bitterest assailant is Senator Mo Kellar's former opponent. Senator McKellar has volunteered his Stenographer Wanted U'ANTED-An experienced ' young ladv stenographer. Good permanent position for right party. Apply to GENERAL MANAGER, Ths NEWS SCIMITAR. BAILER'S For Wrist Watches LADIES' ' WRIST WATCHES American movements and high-grade imported makes. . Plain gold or handsomely engraved, with detachable gold or ribbon bands. PRICES VERY REASONABLE SAVE MONEY DEAL DIRECT services to the national conmltte to make speeches In the November cam paign In behalf of the nominee he opposed In the national convention. FOIL BANDIT. PITTSBURG. Kan.. July 21. (By In ternational New Service.) Undoubt edly the lone bandit who held up Tont Oulnn and "robbed" him of the Cen tral Coal and Coke company's pay en velopes and some "etnn" words. The net result of the robber's efforts was letter containers. The envelopes were n Tomorrow Morning at 8:30 rmi JJ :arf You Will Find Values That Will Surprise You . . Must isMaster at thisBig Sale '100,000 Must Be Sold In Twenty-Three Days wv-- Sale Starts Thursday Morning at 8:30 o'clock Bm1 Fail to Attend rz.,m wirm m a aaMSBwsmMsaiwH 1 U Ba mvn II ii n m Im i I lr 3 r .""si LJ"IM empty. Gulnn, according to custom. the names of the company' employ and the amounts due them to the com- 8 A LIN A. Kan., July 11. (By Inter national New Service.) Bonnie Smith, of this city, lost his left ay recently and strange to aay, expressed himself "glad of It" Easy 'twa a glass eye. Had it been the right on Smith would hav been totally blind. Til artificial optic was shattered by a tray .It calibre rifle buMeVas Smith sat on th front porch of hi home. nr ID To the Honorable Commissioners of Election of Shelby County, Tenn. Messers. D. B. Puryear, M. J, Anderson and H, O. True, Commissioners: We, the undersigned citizens and qualified voters of Shelby County, Tennessee, hereby request W. T. Condon to become a candidate for the office of County Tax Assessor for Shelby County, Tennessee, at the regular August, 1920, election; and respectfully petition the Commissioners of Election to cause his name to be printed upon the Official Ballots for use in said election in the various Wards and Precincts of said County. This petition is executed pursuant to the statute in order to qualify said W. T. Condon as a candidate for said office, and have his name printed upon the Official Ballots and the address of each signer hereto is set opposite his name. W, E. Oa. Paul Dlllard, Qwynn Yrr, J. W. Proudflt, J. V. Montedonleo, A. C. Pipkin, J. W. MeOennell, P. C. Clarke, Jr. . M. Wllllmsn, Nolan Fontaine, Gilmer Winston, W. C Early, J. D. McDwll, J. . Poblnien, F. N. Cither, J, B. Oeedbar, C. W. Thompson. W, W. Miliary, H. W. Ballsy. John D. Canal, W. I. Halt, H. Pares, A. . Barbara, J. O. Burkl. A. U Prhr, Ik Qrenauer, L. A, Mantedenleo, A. a. Jtt, D. $. Washburn, P. Brlnklay nwn, T. O. VIM-, I, SamHtan, J. M. Buckingham, Hugh L. Buckingham, J. OttOmlth, A. L. Hach, F, Goldsmith, J. T. tnnla, Paul J. Kingston, Jn. E. Colbert, Ooe-e Canal, Martin J. Cenaen, Harry Conn, E. L. Ploe, B. L. Mallery, W. H. Kin. George P. Jam, John M. Doe", Chaa. J. Mi, P. O. Johnston, M. H. Peeonthal, A. O. WiUiuor, M. Morris, Frank T, Caahran, Cha. w. Myers, P. E. Melntyro, J. J. Hattory, E. E. Bolln. W. H. Davis, Dan ho, Albert Bihr, B. B. Jotteroon, B. M. Brawn, J. P. Math), P. A. Odium, J. W, Blackburn, J. W, Cannon, J. M. Joekoen, C. A. Sodding-, O. K. Oloon, Chao. H. Behwam, C. O. Kill, Clan P. Oroaory, J. E. Applies, W. E. Hsnooek, J, P. Vaughn, J. C. William, T. C. Oflooby, H. D. MoKelvIt, P. H. Poeoe, C. P. Tatum, J. W. Tatum, , A, P, Appling, PM. Wilkinson, C. J. Maaaay, H, H. Alien, J. HarHeen, Qoorg Thomases, U. Cranahaw, W. E. Torry, G. Q. Cranahaw, E. L. Bateman, E. A. Marrold, Chao. Douglas, . A. King, J. B. Mooney, B. B. Ellis. B. F. Wllllfera, C. E. Blsdso, A. O. Warner, Q. F. Peed, T. J. Dunlgan, John T. Flahtr. The above petition with original signatures, I have filed with Commissioners of Registration. j kWM. T. CONDON. fS n: i & 'J Hi I .5 fti !.) ( w ivn-m wawi j in mi i n 1 m ' H: I ' , ' - ' ' , ' i ! if ' 'if-' HU'I : ' i ' 4s k ' :wMa X - Ij : ; ; - ''; py 1 j: ,4 'it r If 11" " ' ' -' '.i li'Iar , r''' ' y ( I i IvS " w ' a! v ' ! 1 1 ' 'w isi"i. - ' 'f,fk a. jILw'. . - iMu. . .Ma. ,i - w . j TENNESSEANS ADMIRE A MAN OF, SINCERITY AND COURAGE That is why the Democrats of Tennessee are going to give Gov. Roberts the nomination for a second , term. Gov. Roberts deserves re-election. He has measured up to every requirement of his great office. He stands four-square for Demo- cratic principle. Born and reared on a little farm in Overton County, he knows the needs of the people in the country as well as hose of the cities. Governor Roberts Will Speak In Memphis Wednesday Night, August 4, At The New Lyric Theater 1 Every Democrat in Memphis Should Hear Him. He Will Speak Wednesday at 10:30 O'Clock at Collierville. Gov. Roberts advocated a revision of the taxation and assessment laws, and the members of the legislature emoted his recommendations into law, in accordance with the plain provisions of the state constitution. As a result of the. operation of these laws, uidcr which millions of property which formerly altogether escaped taxation has been assessed, while the valuation of other property has been fairly equalized. The State Tax, which was last year 70 cents, will be only 25 to 26 cents for 1920 a reduction in the tax rate of about 60 per cent. Thus, For the First Time in Twenty-five Years the State's Expenditures Will Be Met By Its Revenues For these reasons, and because Tennesseans brieve in rewarding faithful service in public office, we ask every Democrat in Shelby County to VOTE FOR A. H. ROBERTS FOR GOVERNOR In the Primary Election Thursday, August 5 We also ask your votes for Geo. X. Welch, for re-election as a member of the State Railroad Commission, as he also has well served the people during his first term. THE SHELBY COUNTY ROBERTS CLUB Executive Committee: U M. 8TRATTOX, Chairman. J. KLMORK HOLMES, Vir Chairman. F. D. FILLER, Secretary. A. G. Jennings Jack W. Gate Phi! Canale Jno. D. Martin S. M. Williamson ("has. J. Haass W. W. Mallory Frank S. Bragg Col. Hoane Waring 8. Y. Wilson June II. Rudisill W. H. Rlgler D. M. Armstrong J. w. Shepherd Ben Henderson H. E. Griffin F. N. Fisher Milton B. Rose Geo. Morris Ferd Callahan w; A. Hall W. N. Craig M. H. Hunt E. E. Jeter R. h. Jordan Lee Cummings 4 fa HIP I $ X