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1 K «A* u.s. E a cvr or «o,ooo is bct*g hov» ED BY PRESIDENT HAR0. tVG. Washington, Feb. 7.—A demand that the army be reduced to 100,000 men will be the first congressional move resulting from the arms con ference which ended yesterday. This would cut taxes and give the Ameri can people an immediate benefit, from the arms conference. Support ers of the plan believe that with the cause of misunderstandings removed an army of 100,000 instead of 150, 000 would be sufficient. A much more drastic reduction in the num ber of officers will also be advocat ed. Senatorial opinion respecting the conference reflected the admin istration view today that the parley was a long step forward. If the treaties were to be voted on today they would be overwhelmingly rati fied. It is not forgotten that there is influential opposition to the pacts ia the senate. Washington, Feb. 7.—President Harding today ordered suspension of all construction work of Pacific fortifications. Order follows recent order halting constructions OB bat Uesbjpa. Kicking About Low Prk« Tractors St. Paul, Minn., Feb. 7.—Henry Ford turned the tractor market up side down when he recently announc ed radical price cuts on the Fordson tractor, salesmen at the National Tractor and Power Farming Exposi tion said here today. J. B. Bartho lomew, chairman of the show, de clares that price cuts such as made by Ford, the International Harvester company and J. I. Case Plow works were not justified by manufactur ing conditions and had a serious ef fect of the market. He charged that those companies which are not participating in the exposition are heavily stocked witfi tractors and are seeking a price that wili them regardless of losses. Destructive Fire At Richmond, Va. Richmond. Va., Fab. 7.—Faur are dead, twenty are missing and scores are reported injured in a fire in a Lexington Hotel here early today. On account of extensive repairs tele phones were disconnected and eleva tors were not running. Guests Ml the upper floors were trapped. o Conveys Blessing To Americans Roma, Feb. 7.—Pop*_ Pius, elar enth, has asked me to convey to the American people his blessing, Card inal O'Connel of Boston, said today in an interview with the Pnited Press. The United States can be well pleased with the new head of the Catholic church. Woman Victim Dread Disease Aberdeen, Feb. 7.—Mrs. Oscar Schuchhardt of this city, a victim of sleeping sickness, and the widowed mother of three little children, awoke for the first long period of consciousness since becoming a vic tim of sleeping sickness. Suffering throughout the winter from stomach trouble, which was diagnosed as ulcers of the stomach, but at no time sei'iously ill, Mrs. Schuchhardt gradually drifted into a sleeping sickness that grew into per iods of sleep of over 20 hours at a time, and then only to awake for a minute or two, this extending over a parted of ten days.: Sheep and Wool Men To Meet .. Huron, Feb. 7.—The South Dako ta Sheep and Wool Growers associa tion will meet in annual convention at Huron, Thursday, February 23. This is the third annual convention of the association and several well known farm bureau and livestock men will be included on the speak ers' program. In order to make all plans for the entertainment of the state organisation, the Beadle coun- t.y Wood Growers association, will meet here February 8. The meet ing is to be held in conjunction with the livestock breeders meeting, al though a separate meeting of the wool men- will be called immediately after the general meeting. o IS! ZLMS MOVING PICTURE DIRECTOR Loe Jusgeles, Feb. 7.—A private dietective today threw a cordon of men about the ohme of Mary Miles Minter, picture star, whose name has been linked with William Desmond Taylor, slain movie director. They would permit no one to enter. News paper men found letters in Taylor's apartments written by Mary and ex pressing her great love for him. She! admitted in an interview that she loved him next to God. Los Angeles, Feb. 7. Warrants charging Edward P. Sands with the murder of William Desmond Taylor, are in the hands of Sheriff John F. Harris, of Elko, Nevada, where a man answering Sands' description has been under surveillance. An imme diate arrest is expected. The war rants were wired to the Nevada city during the night by acting police Lieutenant Toomey after an ex change of telegramr with the sher iffs office at Elko "Nevada, Feb.' mail ru spec ted of being Edward F.'Sands wanted in connection with the mur der of William Desmond Taylor at Los Angeles, came to Elko from Car lin last night, according to the sher iff's office. He is being watched and deputies planned to question hiiu immediately upon arrival of the telegraphic warrants. Deputies stat ed, however, there was some doubt as to whether the man being watched is Sands. LJ DETROIT JUDGE LAYS DOWN LAW TO lOLATORN—MILLION- AIRES GO TO JAIL. Detroit, Mich., Fab. 7.—^Tail or prison sentences for automobile speeders who endanger the lives of others, with no distinction between truck drivers and millionaires. This is the system that has been put into practice here by Judge C. L. Bartlett, who presides over the traffic division of Recorder's court. Judge Bartlett recently sentenced dozens of men convicted of speeding to the Detroit House of Correctiou. The jail sentences ranged from three to ten days. Fines from $25 to $100 also were assumed. Judge Bartlett announced his rea son for the action was to protect lives of Detroit residents on the streets. Judge Bartlett classes speeders in three divisions, and issues punish ment accordingly. "The first class is the hurried business man," the court said. "He is an intelligent man who has been found guilty of speeding. He has been derelict in his duty, it is true, but if the violation of the ordinance with which he is charged is minor and if no accident has resulted I am inclined to be lenient. "The second class is composed of speeders who are ignorant, not vi cious. This class has made no study of traffic rules and regulations and seems to have no care for human lire. "Into the third class falls those persons whom I believe to be insane. They delight in the wanton taking of life. This class leaves its helpless victims lying bleeding in the street and attempts to escape from the scene of crime. For these there is no leniency. "I have been criticized for sending millionaires to jail. In my opinion a millionaire is no better than other cittiens." Since Judge Bartlett announced his crusade against speeders offens es of this type have been reduced by half in Detroit, police records show. Street accidents also have been few er. As the latest step in the fight against speeders the judge has an nounced penalties after February 1 will ba twice as great as at present. he JtUtfti DBOURm TAX DCPROPCBLT OOLLEOTED—DECISION WILL AFFECT OTHERS. Sioux Falls, Feb. 7.—E. W. Fiake, acting as attorney for the Security, NAME IS LINKED WITH TAYLOR, Bank and Trust company of Web-: ster, S. D., filed suit in the United States federal court yesterday aganst! J. Walker Mee, present internal rev-j enue collector, and James Coffey, former internal revenue collector,! for the recovery of money paid out by that institution the last three years under the provisions of the in come and profit tax laws. The suit is in the nature of a test case and was filed at the Instigation of the South Dakota Bankers' association. The Webster bank is demanding the return of $042.42 but if it wins the case other state banks will im mediately file for refunds which to gether will run into the thousands of dollars. The money which they seek to recover was paid out during the year of 19i7, 1918 and 1919. The case does not apply to national banks. The entire case rests upon the proposition as to whether or not the tax on the shares of bank stock, au thorized by state, county, and mun icipal laws, are an obliation upon the bank or the stockholders. If it is an obligation upon the bank, then the 1 if' taxes imposed by the state and othew^ authorities, is deductsble from pay ments of income and profits taxes it is the -contention of Mr Fiske that the taxes imposed upon the stock are an obligation of the bank. The original statute, passed in 1897, provided for the stockholders to pay the tax. This, by the act of 1913, was shifted to the bafyi, was again changed in 1919. Consul *ent ly there have been no such taxes* 4m posed since 1919, and the actio^ is not brought for recovery of inciwne or profit taxes since that year. If the case Is decided in favor of the complainants, the commissioner of internal revenue will be forced to i MADISON, SOUTH DAKOTA, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 1922. return sums to the banks in the, state, amounting to the deductions raises her arms preparatory to .h.v ontuiPri frr»m nrnfit and »g fnto a tank. She loves it—the swimming, not the eyes of the crowd. they were entitled from profit and income taxes, paid out in state, coun ty and ciyt taxes upon shares of bank stock. This same quesiton has been be fore the commissioner of internal revenue on three other occasions, but this is the first time it has been carried into the district court from a South Dakota bank. The first time the commissioner held that such state taxes were not deductable from the income and profits tax report. The second time the commissioner examined the re turns and reaffirmed his decision. Each girl in the cottage has en tire charge of Baby Mary for 12 days at a time. Mary's food, mend ing, laundry, work and discipline Is taken over by this "baby manager" for that period of time. This prac tical training in child raising is con sidered by the department of home economics an important part of the course in home management. O «a» Alleged Roadhog Pays Fine In Court, TyndatI, Teh*7.- Tate Helde, of this city, was arrested for violating the law of the road and was arraign ed before Justice Maus, where he in his violation ftf the rights of the' roads. This is th«^ first arrest on this] charge made :n this section of the' state, and Is expected to have a good effect. 'CLOSE UP" VIEW OP FOUR STOUNG wtMEN IN TAYIXR MLltDEK VY8TEKY PROBE. Los Anel«| Feb. 7.—In the pic ture life in Hollywood, as shown by the camera of the police Investiga tion into the murder of William Desmond Taylor, there are the close ups of four young women. This is the home of the studios, large wooden buildings most of them, and the home of the cinema stars. Here you friay see men and wo men, faces painted even as the Piut es and the SIOUK, riding in gay col ored motor cars, walking in gaudy, blatant, blazing sports clothes, lug ging funny looking dogs, carrying strange pets, carrying on In weird ways. Here all the world is really a stage, and all the men and women movie actors. There are men in golf suits who cannot tell a caddy from a niblick, a bunker from a stymie men in riding toe I r. 1} who think a horse has something to do with a.wagon men khaki and putties who believe the greatest battle «rer fought was film ed by Griffith. And out of the press of these steps four women in the Taylor mur der, Mable Normand, Mary Miles Minter, Edna Purviance and Claire Windsor. Miss Normand, the athletic come dienne, is listed under the classifi cation of "reg-lar fellows." An un trained young woman, she is re markably Intelligent. She is seTr educated. She dotes on pies and peanuts, and outdoor sports. She swims, and She golfs, Bhe rides, she takes long walks, she drives a Zlpp motor car. "Mabel wants her horseback lid OH" and climbs upon the back of willing friend to be ridden around the cafe shouting, singing, laughing waving her arms. Great times when Mabel's around. Mary Miles Minter—the Peren nial debutante, the type of girl that all the young movie stars are popu larly supposed to be, as well as young women with a vacuous blonde The third time the case was carried prettiness, and the little ^olishaf fections of the F. Scott Fitzgerald up when Coffey, Carr & Coffey asked for a review. Again the commis sioner affirmed his previous deci sions. It is possible that the case1 may be carried to higher courts. Students Have Iteal Baby Brookings, Feb. 7.—The one yea and eleven months old instructor in home making at State college has just finished her first year of in structing and according to results reported by the home economics de partment, the year has been very successful. "Practice Cottage Mary," as she is called, the baby girl who was taken into the college economics practice cottage a year ago by Miss Edith Pierson, professor of home economics, is iving women students in the cottage practical experience in child raising. flapper. "A very decent young lady," they say about her. "A nice girl. An actress who plays nothing but dain ty roles, never anything unclean young—but not so young as she was once upon a time." Edna Purviance—Miss Purviance has taken part in many of Charlie Chaplin's comedies. A beautiful wo man who isn't fond of being called "a picture girl." She was once reported engaged to Charley—but this does not necessar ily confer upon her any great dis tinction, inasmuch as many others have been so reported. Claire Windsor has also been "en gaged" to the king comedian and there was warfare carried on in the newspapers between her and Miss May Collins concerning tka "en gagement." "It happened just after Charley got back to Los Angeles from his trip abroad. Claire was at the de pot to meet him. May stayed at home. May said she was not the sort of girl to meet a man to whom she was not engaged. Claire asked innocently: "What was I do to, when Charley telegraphed me to meet him?" May let it become known she had receiv ed a fox fur from some traveler claire would not say what she re ceived. Along came Claire Sheridan, the sculptress, and took him on a camp ing trip out in the woods. Helde has been a "roadhog" for cult judge of the eight district until some time and had been warned that the constitutional qaeetkm raised has he would be arrested if he persisted been settled. O" Keyon Decides Stay In Senate Bee Moines, Feb. 7.—Governor N. E. Kendall received a telegram from entered a plea of guilty and was fin- W. S. Kenyon today stating that he ed $10 and costs, which amounted in will not resign his seat in the sen all to $20. ate to accept the appointment of cir- EX- PURPOSE IS TO SECURE DATA ON EVERY FORMER SOLDIER- SOUTH DAKOTA FAVQRS PLAN, Each ex-service man in $outh Da kota will be presented with a ques tionnaire, which when filled out. will give information to the national department of the legion, which will be of value in the fight for the service men. Questions to be asked Ml tills cam paign are as follows: Were you wounded? What 1b iit«* nature of your wound? Hare you suffered a vocational handicap? Has compensation been granted and Rat ififactory hospitalization bee* ob talned? What is the status of your war risk insurafte*? of the compen sation proposals in the federal bill, do «you prefer paid-up insurance farm and home aid, vocational settle ment, land settlement, or adjusted pay? Do you know of a job open for an ex-service man? South Dakota's campaign will be opened by the state department Feb ruary 22, with every post in the state at work upon the proposition, ac cording to Mr. Heffro*. o Town Tli rea toned By Blaze In High JVind Gregory, Feb. 7.—Fire broke out 12 in the Wm. Krotier Company's store S building here Tuesday during one of jS the fiercest blizzards experienced in:5 the Rosebud country in recent years. Cowboys Chase Wolves w e n y- i v e i e s Hot Springs, Feb. 7.—Just over the state line, four miles southeast of the Mule Creek oil fields, a few days ago a party driving through on the Lusk road saw five large gray wolvea crossing the highway ahead of their car. Having no guns with them they at once notified owners of the nearest cattle ranch on Old Woman creek. A lare number of cowboys were soon on the trail. The animals were given a run of some thing over 25 miles, but owing to bad footing for the horses of the cowboys and the lare number of wire fences blocking their way the wolv es escaped. Daily Market Report Minneapolis, Feb. 7. Corn.— Firm demand good No. 3 yellow 10 1-2 and 11c under Chicago May. No. 2 yellow closed at 49c. No. 2 mixed at 48 l-2c. Oats.—Demand good market firm No. 3 whites 1-2 and lc under May. No. 3 whites closed at 34 1-4 and 35c, No. 4 whites at 32 3-4 and 33 3-4c. Rye.—Steady to firm demand good: No. 2 at May price to l-2c over. No. 2 rye closed at 85 and 85 l-2c. Barley.—Firm some tales lc up demand good. Prleea tieead at 44 and 66e. Sionx City live Stock Sioux City, Feb. 7.—The bulk of afl the sales ranged at $8.85 and $9.05. Mixed loads sold on down to $8.25, with heavier loads on down to $7.75 and heavy packers at $7.00 and $7.50. Skips, governments, and outs sold on down to $2.00. Stags sold at $4.50 and $5.60. The pig market was 25 and 50c lower. A load and a piece of a load of west erns from North Dakota cashed at $9.75. Natives sold at $9,2§ and $9.50. There were about 200 pigs on sale. America ia '2 For a short time it was feared that is the business section of the town might be consumed by the flames, owing to the high wind, and blinding i storm, but despite work on the part:. of the local firemen and citizens subdued the flames before they could gain headway. The fire was S caused by a defective flue. The build a in$ was damaged to tfc* extent of about $200. -o— w Sparkling Gem East River Sterling Egg Phone 2343 v A GOOD BANK— Co-operates with its customers for its pros perity depends on their prosperity. CO-OPERATION— Sioux Falls, Feb. 7.—A nation wide census of all ex-s€Fvtce men u be conducted by the American gion will be assisted to the full' -t extent by the South Dakota depart Inent of the legion, according to an announcement made today by Da"-M Feffron, state adjutant. The cenm^ will be conducted by American I. gion men, and will have for its pin pose the securin of dat&t on every ex-service man in the United Static •This data will be used to ascertain the choice of the vets among the fi\e forms of adjusted compensation as! provided by the bonus bill now in £l!IHIMIIHIllH!IIIIIIIH!llll||Mif!tltllllltltlt!l!}llllt!!li!H?'!fli|HlfllHimM HMi"3tl£ congress, and for compensation and hospitalization work. 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