Harrisburg telegraph. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1879-1948, December 24, 1918, Page 5, Image 5

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-Tax Rate on Luxuries Drop
ped from 20 to 10 Per
Cent. Before Adjourning
By Associated Press
Washington, Dec. 24.—Date Inst
right the Sonnte passed the war rev
enue bill, reduced to raise about six
billion dollars in 1019 and four bil
lions in 1920, as compared with the
levy Of $5,200,000,000 for next year
' proposed In the bill passed by the
House three months ago.
When the final vote was taken at
10.40 o'clock, the Senate had been
in continuous session nearly thirteen
hours. Immediately after the pas
sage of the bill, the Senate began its
holiday vacation under the plan for
three days' recesses until January 2.
Absence of a quorum in the House,
however, had prevented that body
from putting a similar program into j
The revenue bill which had been j
before the Senate since December,
12, now goes- to conference with for- !
mat meetings of the Senate and!
House managers planned to begin
January 2 v. r.h a view to final enact- ]
nicnt of the legislation next month. -
Tho Senato conferees appointed:
last night were Senators Simmons, I
of North i'. : ollna; Williams, of Mis
sissippi, i: t Smith, of Georgia, Dem
ocrats, and Senators Penrose, of
Pennsylvania, and I.odge, of Massa
chusetts, Republicans.
lit Per Cent, on Luxuries
Only a few scattering "noes" from
the Republican side marked the final
vote on the bill. The Republicans did
not seek another roll call on the
bill's provisions fixing 1920 tax rates
and no further votes were taken on
the luxury provisions, reinserted yes
terday with the rate fixed at 10 per
cent, instead of 2o per cent.
Senute sustained its previous action ,
Un a final vote of 41 to 22, the !
ih approving the committee amend-1
mcnt to repeal existing zone rates cn
second class mail and substituting a
rate of one cent a pound within 150
miles and one and one-half cents b - i
Senator La Follette, of Wisconsin, j
Republican member of the lipance j
committee, made a long address to |
the Senate last night in support of j
his substitute bill which would raise
more than six billions of dollars,
chiefly through increased rates on:
war excess and surtaxes. The Wis- ;
cousin Senator said ho would take
'every dollar of war profit and all
Incomes above enough to enable the.
owner of the Income to support his
family in comfort.
Hill Rejected, .">5 to ft
Senator I.a J'ollette's substitute j
bill was rejected by a vote of'ss to
6 after the author had spoken for
nearly three hours. Senators vot
ing for its adoption were Borah,!
Gronna, Norris, Nugent, Varduman
and I.a Follette.
Even under his Dill. Senator Da
Follette salcl, war profits earned by
corporations in prosperous past years
would go untouched.
Regarding his plan to increase in
come taxes on the wealthy, Senator
La FqU tic said:
"What vcr. may have been the
forces Which caused the present
world war one result of it must be
apparent to every man ot intelligence
and that is that tiie plain citizen has'
cq.ne to realize his power as never I
before and const luently will assert
his rights its never before.
"In order to raise tiie money to
pay the expenses wc have incurred,
and are bound to incur, the govern
ment must reach out and put a
heavy hand through its power of tax
ation upon every citizen in the land,
and ii it bo presently discovered that
the" hand oi [he govt rnment hears
heavily and unjustly upon t lie
masses and touches only lightly the'
rich—in proportion to theif ability
to pay—it will produce conditions of
discontent and resentment not pleas- 1
ant to contemplate."
Dccalring that tiie country's ex- i
penditures would bo ten or twelve
billion dollars foi the next five years,
Senator Da Follette aid with the
present bill In operation this would
necessitate twenty-tiee or thirty bil
lions additional in bonds. This, lie
said, would be "truly an appalling •
Senator I.a Follette insisted that
the American armies would not be 1
demobilized for many mouths and
that their maintenance would re
quire huge sums.
('nils t'ongrcs.s Subservient
Senator Smith, of Georgia, sug
gested that under tiie draft laW the
service of men called to the colors
must end four months after peace is
declared. Senator Da Follette replied
that Congees-- "is so .subservient" that
If tho administration should .use
American forces abroad against na
tions with whom war lias not been
declared Congress would vote money
for such military operations.
An effort to bring up tiie woman
suffrage constitutional amendment In
the Senate next month, was blocked
before the Ber.atc st irted on its holi- j
day vacation by Senator Williams, of
Mississippi, Democrat, who objected '
to a request by Senator Jones, of
Washington, Republican, that Sen
ate consideration of the House res- !
olution be begun January 10.
Siancs Cable Seizure
Senator' Ritcheoek, of Nebraska,
chairman of the foreign relations
committee, declared that the taking 1
over of the trans-Atlantic cable iin<-s
by the government after the signing
of tho armistice was a "high-handed
outrage," and an abuse of the power'
conferred bj - Congress.
Authority for assuming control oM
the cable lines, Senator Hltchcos®
said, was given the President as a'
war emergency and, he added, that ;
if the President wanted to take over'
the lines lie should have conferred
with Congress.
The Christmas services in St. |
Stephen's Church wilt he as follows: 1
Christmas Eve at <s.Bo—The Sun- |
day school exercises will lie held. I
Christmas Eve, midnight—Holj;
Communion, with carols sung by the
Christmas Day at 11 o'clock—llo'y'
Communion. The music to be used I
will be: "K.vrie," "Gloria Tibl." j
"Sanctus," marks in F; anthem. "The
Dord of Glory," 11. Alexander Mat
thews; enrols, "Jloly Night, Silent'
Night," "Shopherds, Shake Off Your i
Drowsy, Sleep."
■ Riverside Mains to Be Pup
chased Out of Depart
ment Revenues
After passing finally the ordinance j
water mains in the Fourteenth ward
(from tlie Dauphin Consolidated Wn
: | ter Company and directing that $l3,- i
1600 should be ta&en from gen< ral
revenue next yearwo pay for lines,
'j Council this i orning reconsidered'
ji'S action and amended tho measure!
directing that tho money should he
j taken from the reserve fund of the
water department,
i Commissioner S. F. Hassler, super-!
' intendent of the water department. l
| voted against the change in the :
i measure. He said after the session,
I'thnt the money should bo provided 1
j In the appropriation ordinance for
! next year, but tho other councilmen
: intimated that tho budget measure j
I will be difficult to pare down to meet;
; available revenues without including
:Christmas!— Store Open This Evening Until 9 P. M. ~ ' " ' G'/FJ'/G
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\l'[ the best coiors and materials, tf'A _ : j and misses and all out sets for fi rail
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|y L *3'-**6 £s6glTlS 1 tIUYSCtCiy f'nl ft this sale to most tempting prices f jffl '
1 On Thursday Morning, The Bay After Christmas, We Will Start Our 1
| Great AfierXhristimsSale of Coats, Salts aid Dresses |
I All Suits! - All Cloth Coats! - All Plush Coats! - All Furs! - All Dresses! I
This is the Big Annual Sale this community looks forward to with keen interest on that you have plenty of Winter weather ahead makes it all the more important that you buy ffl
[tj account of the Tremendous Savings to be had in Ready-to-Wear of the most stylish and at this sale. None cn approval nor C. O. D. Alterations at cost. Nothing is reserved. All ||
, j serviceable 'character. This sale is without precedent as to assortments and values—the moat prices ere reduced. The opportunity is yours—take advantage of it. Everything will be
extensive assortment of garments offered at such greater-value prices in this city. The fact easy and satisfactory choosing. Ihe store opens on (hursdy morning at 9 jly
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i S3 Beautiful Dresses Beautiful Plush Goats |73 high Grade Suits I \
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• p vet Satin and Serge Combinations. All colors—all sizes fee misses ; : Broad Cloth, Silvcrtonc, Velour, Tricotinc, Poplin, Serge and Vel- l||l
and women. None on approval or C. O. D. Alterations will be charged Wrmen'v and /lfVc<V pUa, f rn t K V nPr Lol fftrtn -F" Yf" AI J K P lend , ilU y suits with soft silk or fancy satin linings. S
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V-l Wool Velours in two now models. All colors an.l Velours and BOUOIOB —an excallent assortment Wool Velour::, Fompoms, Egyptian Plushes ami Ker- Velours, Pompoms,- Kersrvs, Meltons—the best assort- fif
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A most extraordinary value. 1 hlB pneo will cap the lor collars: other- with self collars. Black, Navy. eolais, com-, collate, plush eollai- and self collar:; dec-r. claret and beetroot. Some have big fur collars. ft]
A f climax of the entire season and demands immediate taupe. Burgundy, dark brown and ttark grten in tin- fme are hall' l.m-d; some are Cull line I. A wonderfu: while otliers haw big codars of Plush Most of them are '5!
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|Sk Velours, Kerseys, Pompoms, Novelties and Salt's flushes. All Broadcloths, Kerseys, Velours and Pompoms. With * Exclusive models in many, styles. Staple styles in fine broad- !i|- •
jpvj .the wanted shades both in the staple colors and odd shades. And all fur or plush collars—lined throughout with guaranteed linings. A cloth and velour with or without" fuf collars. Many of them silk Si
:k 1 ; the new models—they arc copies of the highest priced coats. Most wonderful assortment'of the best models to select from. All of the lined throughout—all have guaranteed linings. A great assortment
. Jju of them.sold freely at much.highcr prices. All sizes for misses and newest colors and plenty of blacks. Sizes range from misses 16 of styles but not many of each.. Sizes for misses and women. All
1 women. < to women's 46. .. are wonderful values. [Jgj
Sale Starts Thursday—the Day After Christma
an additional $13,300 for tho mains.'
At present In tho water reserve |
fund thero Is a cash balanco of loss
than $l6O not including interost
from bonds, it was explained. The ■
fund has nn investment of $220,000 !
, in city bonds and $30,000 in Diborty:
j Doan Bonds, the whole amount,
;! drawing about $lO,OOO interest an-i
| nually. Against this must lie charg- i
i ed the water department debt which
when deducted would leave art ac
tual net balance of about SSS,OOO in
tho fund, v
At the request of Martha A*an- j
I Dyke. M'arren Van Dyke and Frank-
I liu Williamson, owners of much of
the property along Verheke street
I between Fifteenth ami Sixteenth
| streets, Commissioner Hassler in-'
: troduced an ordinance authorizing;
I the laying of water pipes in that!
! part of tho street.
An ordinance was introduced by
' Commissioner Gross transferring
| funds In tho park department and
appropriating $149 from general
: revenues for park contingent rx
i penses. Mr. Gross explained tiie
! money taken from the general fund
1 had hgen paid Into the treasury in
I rentals for the use of the island. '
; The need for additional funds for,
1 park maintenance was necessary, ho !
I said, because employes were kept i
! working about six weeks longer than
j usual.
Ordinances passed finally author
ized the paving of a short section of
' Walnut street from Cameron street
Ito tho Fnxton creek; anl laying of
j about 3,000 teet of water pipe in the |
Fourteenth ward, from Vaughn' and ,
! s'lxth streets, to Fourth, to Dcwis, to j
! Front streets.
! -
By Associated Press
Washington • The War Labor-
Board refused to consider tho griev-'.
lines of 3,500 employes <\t" tile Pitts-,:
field plant of the General Electric
, Company ah long as they aio on
strike. J-
Wasliirigton—Tho Fuel Admlnls- -
| tri tlon announced revocation of the
ruling prohibiting the s lie or deltv- i
i ery of coke by ocean transportation.
Washington—A zone modification 1
rder, made public by tho Fuel Ad- 1
Ministration to-day, proxides for the
shipment of bituminous coal "from 1
:ii dUtrlets of Pennsylvania t () Jh-1- 1
1 tirnore and \icinity and to tho Dls- '
j triet of Columbia.
Waslxhigton—Riders attaehed to i
! (he war revenue bill, passed by the '
- Senate last night, inclpde extension ; 1
of tho Reed "hone dry" law to the 11
District of Columbia and provision
for one month's pay to men dis-11
i-harged from tlio military forces. i!
[Continued from First Page.]
jwero purchased in the last minute-j j
rush yesterday. Not one of them I
! came from Germany. They hailed J
from tho Scandinavian Peninsula, !
; from America, a few coming from
France and Switzerland, but tho
; great bulk came from Japan,
j Scores of children thronged the
| stores yesterday in a last-minute
| glimpse of Christmas toys. Hobby
, liorses, tanks, miniature trains,
'velocipedes and toy mitomobilcs wore
w'orkecl overtime by adventurous lad
dies experimontln
At tlio post ollice, clerks wore
svtumped witli work. Many of tliem
worked long after quitting time to
finish up tlio huge piles of mails wait- j
ing transportation. i
Tho long line of people at candy I
counters reminded one'of tho crowd ]
;>t a boxotlieo window trying to buy
tickets for Maude Addnms or Caruso. '
| "I'm in a hurry. Will you wait on • |
me?" called a ntan at tho end of tho ;
line. "You're i Ighth In Une!" cafne '
the laconic reply from the clerk, it I
Is explained by confectioners that |
people always wait until the last ,
minute to purchase their candy, be- t
lleving it will lio fresher.
* If
I Store Open This Evening Until 9 |
I Beginning This Evening Promptly at 6.301
I All Toys % § I
I . E„ Our or^lnal I
J; . A##t| Selling 3
@ Bargain easement H Jd p rir 8
| A* Exactly o &Em |
DECEMBER 24, 1918.