Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana on April 7, 1895 · Page 1
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Logansport, Indiana
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Sunday, April 7, 1895
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Yes! Next Sunday : is Easter....," YOU CEKTAINLY EXPECT TO HAVE .k NEW DRESS AND CAPE! Then, Martha, let me tell you something quite Important to any -one who prizes style and desires good values. Just go right to the BEE HIVE and buy one of their all-wool Serge Dresses complete with linings for Or if you wish to be as well dressed as any one need be then buy one of their handsome All-Wool Novelty Effects, complete JfJ QQ with linings for - - - - - ^ Its so nice to trade there. They sell only guaranteed brands of Dry Goods and anything that does not prove satisfactory you can iake right back and they never say a word. They handle only Foster Paul & Go's., Guaranteed Brand of Kid Gloves in all the plain and fancy shades and if they just rip a little you can return them and get a new pair. You certainly want to see their Easter Display of Kid Gloves. Oh, yes! They have the grandest Capes in the Annex. Just think a Cape like this for $4.00 -, > They even have them for $2 and $2.50. You surely want a Cape, Next week I hear they are going to have an Easter Opening of Parasols! and they invite all their friends to come and view the display; It will be in the Annex and I know it willbe beautiful. Everything they have is so beautiful. Their Buyers are so tasty. : Good Bye. I'll see you Sunday in church, with that new frock Be sure and go to the T-.W p I I II — , 409-411 Broadway 306 Fourth St. 1895 SPRING 1895 We take Pleasure in Announcing the Arrival of Our Spring Suitings! And we feel justly proud ia the success of our untiring efforts which enable us to show you this season the Latest, Most Stylish, Most Attractive and Exclusive Line of woolens in the city. Parl W V_>al 1 VV • Tailor & Draper. : 3 11 Market St. NEWS IN BEIER President Clayton, of the National farmers' congress, says the next session will be held in Denver. The sixty-fifth annual conference of tho Mormon churches convened in the tabernacle at Salt Lake City! Investigation,, shows that the United States is protecting Canadian sealers at a cost of 8107 for each skin. Definite information^ reached. Hew York of the formation.of an extensive pool in France to control the coffee market. Gov. Marvel, of Delaware, is critically ill, and indications are that deathJia very near. His relatives have been summoned. Advices received in Washington say that if Great Britain resorts to force all of the Central American republics will tender their services to Xicaragaa. ; •AugTist Swanson,i who^cut .off .his.-Kt- tle son'sj head at Clinton, la., laist'Fri- day night and has'been missing since,. was caught in that city.' He is insane. The new calendar for the University of Michigan is ready for the press and. shows an actual attendance of 3;S15 students, an increase of 153 over last ALTEBED .MUCH." Radical Changes Said to Have Been Made in Income Tax Law. Landlords and Bondholders Reported to Have Been Let Off Easy— , .Tribune's Sensational Special. CHICAGO, April 6,—The Tribune this morning publishes a Washington special over five columns in length giving what purports to be an authentic out-, line of the coming supreme court decision with reference to the income tax law, and the debates of the justices in the case. The special says: Kenan tho Law. "Tho United States supreme court bas shot the Income tax law rull of holes. Th« decision has been completed and put Into typo, and only awaits formal ratification at the con- eultution to be JiclJ lit noon to-day. Tlio decision of tho lower court Is reversed, but tie lucoine tax as a whole is upheld, but only by a divided court. "Two Important portions or tho lav,-, however, huvu been decided to be unconstitutional, auU they are so .serious us to affect materially not only the revenues of tho government, but tbe estimation in ivfllcn the Income tax will be held by tl>e people; The Important Changci. "Under the decision to be handed down by the court, probably next Monday, but possibly later, all incomes 'derived from renta are exempted from taxation by the federal government and all Incomes derived from state und municipal bonds are similarly exempted. In other respects the Income tax law sianda us It was..passed last August, but tho result of the consultations in tho supreme court shows very conclusively that the law can easily bo clclted to pieces piecemeal, provided suits are brouRht to contest each, particular point as it comes up. -It is a curious fact, but none the less true, 'that tho law which was passed at the dictation of tho popullstlc wing or a democratic congress has been distorted by the decision of toe United States uuprome court clearly on •constitut!oniil grounds in such a way that it will absolutely protect tho class of cap.talista most offensive to the populistlo element. . Landlords »<"! »ondbol<lor« Exempt. - ' -The landlords of the country will pay no Income tax. The owners of bonds of almost uny kind, either federal, state, county or municipal, will also be free, while thp business man, tho manufacturer and the salaried ora- nloy-o will, for tho present, at '.east, be compelled to contrlbuto to the treasury of the 'United States government 2 per cent, of all incomes in .excess of $4;dOb per annum, ••1'ho holes rnucle ln-i!io income tax law are go fatal• us to necessitate ellbur its repeal or Itg'mawrlal" amendment, as the people of the country will hardly care to see the larK'O capi- "{allst'*- and wutt •companies absolutely protected ''while the poor'men, comparatively •spbttki'cV.'are"fordedto contribute to run the national government, .• ':T.hp. entire, iucomo tax law,.as passed by both house».ol~ coiigras^v4md_aBpr.Oieft.bx.Hie, '•president of the United States has been ' trembling in'.' tho -balance for two. weeltsand now will' be construed us a constitutional statute only because tho supreme court of the United States, while upsetting two portions of the law, is evenly divided oa Hie general principle of tho constitutionality of tho whole enactment. • . Divided Ha tu Constitutionality. ; "..".When.tho'fljslvvote' was taken as to the /gctioral principle of the constitutionality of n '' law.of coajjrcss'tailns incomes, it was found that tho court was evenly ilipided. Only eight justices heard the arguments, Mr. Justice Jackson being too 111 to appear.in court. Tho- vote disclosed the fact that Chicl Justice Fuller and Justices Field, Gray and Brewer we're opposed to the law in toto. They believed it was unconstitutional as passed by .-.ongress, und.that it was a direct tax which .recording to,the constitution must bo. levied among the states according to tho population as returned by tho census. -"Justices Harlan, Brown, Shtras and White voted to sustain the law as a whole. They bo- lie'veil and supported their opinions by a convincing argument that while .particular portions of tno law'wero clearly unconstitutional, the general effect of an income tax could not be considered as opposed to the principles laid down In the constitution. Devldod by Five to Tlireo. ."On this proposition as to tho constitution- •lityorthe law in so far as it related to rents derive! from real estate tho chief justice and Judges Field, Gray and Brewer, who believed the wholo law was unconstitutional, voted with Justice Brown, thus deciding this particular portion of tho law unconstitutional by a vote of iito 3. Thia was the first and most «erlo,us.br,eal£ifor tha.entire.Income tax law, "Thd-questlon then came up, of course, a* to whether the .ruling out of Incomes derived from rents'would make tae wholo law unconstitutional. On this point. Justice Brown promptly deserted'-nLs four allies : and the court was again .evenly divided. They had decided the tax on rents unconstitutional, but tho question of whether that .invalidated tho whole law or not was .still us: far from settlement as ever. ••The break came finally from the place wtero Jt .was least expected. Chief Justice Fuller, wUo' .believed that the whole law was bud and a. direct,tfJolatlon of the constitutional limitation .upon the power of congress to levy taxes, was .persuaded finally that rents could 1>« exempted from taxation by the court without interfering with tao constitutionality cf tho statute as a- whole, leaving that to be affirmed by the doubtful process of a divided court. The deadlock was broken to a certain extent by thli -proceeding and the court was thus enabled to'nipsec two important parts of the law,-leaving the remainder of the income tax to be practically affirmed, became a divided court c»n neither affirm nor revert* the decision of the court below, which accordingly lUDdx. • '- • ." Field : 8t«rnlr Airmlnut thn taw. "Tie' most vigorous opponent of the law throughout wai'Mr. Justice Field, who would consent to iio compromise; who believed the law unconstitutional from beginning to end, and who supported his opinions in all the consultations In the most vigorous and able manner. :it' lr entirely probable that he will write and,'sul>mH a strong dissenting opinion, holding that the law is unconstitutional In Itself and hinting at the compromise whica h»s been reached-Dy which certain classes of capitalists will ;be unduly favored while others will-have to pay 'thf tax. , 71 , . The Opinion. / v "The opinion-of the court, so far aa It w«« ^agreed upon, was turned over to the chief justloe, and Belabored on it for four, days »o [ar a* can be learned, putting aside all other business and endeavoring to make a decision which would be satisfactory to ii« conflicting elements In the court. The opinion states ipecifically that the decision of the court below in the cases of Charles Pollock agaljut thfcFarmers 1 Loan and Trust company, of Louis H. Hyde against th» Continental Trust company, and of John G. Moor* agaJnit the couupUsfonir of Internal revenue, is reverseo, anu uieu RXK» ou vo etato that toe trust companies are restrained from paying sny income tax on revenues received fronrtho rents of real 1 estate or from, interest paid on state and 'municipal bonds of all descriptions. The fact Is also Ktatcd that tho supreme court is evenly divided on the (luestion of the constitutionality of the Income tax, and hence that that portion of the decision of the court below Is neither amrmed nor reversed. "The expectation among members of the court is that the decision will be rendered Monday In open court, but tho justices have been so evenly divided ever since the arguments" were concluded that tho decision as it now-stands is so'much a matter of compromise and patchwork that there is a bare posslr bilt'ty that at tho nnul gathering to-day tho court may sifnin' split Tip Into Irreconcilable sections and hold up the decbion until they ure able-to corno together unain. Eiitlri- Law M»y i»>' Dm;l;irn<l Void. ••The sitimtion in tho supreme court is evi- dently such that new suits will bo Instituted,based ou particular issues, and If these aro pressed with sufficient vigor ii is quito likely that the law may bo knocked, to pieces pani- i.-rai)li Sy paragraph. The ilocision just written by Chief Justice Fuller, while essentially a compromise, shows that the law in effect Is full ot Haws, even though u. majority of the court could not be brought to say that it was. : so radically faulty as to be unconstitutional. Ki>turn» Will Xocil Kcvl»lon, "Under tho law all returns on tne Income tax must bo submitted to the internal revenue collectors by Monday. April IS, just ono wool; from next Monday. Thousands of returns have already been submitted, and. although they arc largely from the .smaller taxpayers, who have not waited to hear from the supreme court, it is safe to assume that ijulte a large proportion of them contain Items which will now have to be revised la accord- auco with the decision o! tlio court." WELCOMED TO GRAND RAPIDS. Fourth Annual Couvuntlon of tho American Republican ColU'RO Leintuo. GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., April G.—The spacious nuditoriumof the Lincoln club was crowded Friday at the opening of the fourth annual convention of the American Republican College league. All the principal universities and similar institutions of learning- are represented by bright young men, and the convention is the largest since the league was brought into existence at. Ann Arbor in 1892. In his annual a.cl<}res$ President Cox laid stress upon the fact that the league was accomplishing a great work'in counteracting the free trade propaganda of numerous professors in lending colleges. In four years, he said, it had become an inllu- entiul and important factor iu : Ameri- 'can politics, and it was destined to be still more influential in the future. The election of officers, held Friday afternoon, resulted iu placing L. 13- Vaughan, of the University of Chiongo, in the president's chair. F. L. Edcn- brongh, of the University of Michigan, was elected secretary, and L. L. "TwitchelCSf the University of "3Iihne- sota, treasurer. W. D. Williams, of Kalamazoo college, was chosen representative to the Republican National league. Minneapolis was selected ag the next place of meeting. Following- is ' a synopsis of the platform adopted: ., It affirms tho league's firm adherence- to republican principles; urges college men, • irrespective^ of political belief, to unite in restoring republican supremacy in tho United State?; advocates the principles of protection as laid down In tho Ho Kinloy bill: ur«es tne restoration of the prin ciplo of reciprocity os advocated by James G, Blalne; favors blmotallsm and tho use of both gold and silver as money of ultimate redemption, money of the United States, anil that they should be on a parity with complete interconvortiblllty and under such legislative- provisions as would make the purchaslnc or debt-paying power of any dollarcoinci) or Issued by United States tho absolute equivalent of that of any other dollar »o coined or issued; favors tho enforcement of the Monros doctrine affalnat any and all foreign notions interfering with American affairs; favors the annexation of Hawaii and tho construction of the Nlcaraguan canal by tha United States. • A'"-resolution was adopted favoring the'annexation of Cuba to the United States? The delegates were banqueted at Iiockerby hall.' Friday night by tha •yoiinf^'re publicans of the Lincoln club, plates'being-laid, for, 500 persons. Addresses were made by a number of republicans of national reputation. WILDE IN MUCH TROUBLE. HOOSIER HAPPENING News Briefly Told from Varlou* Towns in Indiana. with Uumrntlonabln Crtmrt and Held IVItbout JJalL , April 0.—Oscar Wilde was arraigned before a, magistrate Saturday morning-, charged with inciting young men to commit -a foul crime and also with having actually committed the crime himself. Oscar Wilde's friend Taylor was arrested during the morning and taken to the Bow street police station.. Wild* and Taylor were remanded in Custody. A request was made 'that the prisoners 'be admitted to bail, but "bail w*m refused. Want M»nltob«, to Be Firm. MOSTBIAL, April' 6.—The Toronto Evening News '• publishes interviews with over fifty of .-. the leading clerg-ymen of Toronto, on the school question. Summing- them up, the paper says: "The clergymen and ministers of the city of Toronto speak aa one voice. They denounce interference with Manitoba and give their reasons." -WomrnD BnfTnnt« Wto*. SAIT I/AJOE Crtr, U.^T.. April G.—In the Utah constitutional convention Friday7by a vote of'75 to 15, t^e'chipsev providing suffrage for women; was adoptedasapart of. the new^constitn-. tlon. Fatally Injured. CEDAB EAPIPB, la., April C.—George Stiver, while assisting in the operation of a portable wood-siwing jnicnine ne»r Maquoketa, wa» strnck by a heavy n^^ajt of •qrftfV^- CABflUUT >u3 oft4»*3* ' ijrmAXAVOi.TS, Ind., April 6.—GOT. . Matthews has appointed the four., boards of trustees for the state'benev- _ olent institutions under the recent act V| of the general-ussembly. The central and southern institutions are giveti a •', democratic majority and eastern and : northern a republican majority. The appointees are as follows: Central hospital—John Osterman, Marion county: J. L. <• arson. Shelby, aud £>• H- Dnvl*, Clay. Northern nosptuil—Dennis TJhl. Gas*:,--.. J. J. Toiid, \Vllls: K. S. Scott. Smrke. East- . crn hospiuU—S. D. Hale, Adams; E. G. Hill, Wayne: W. D. Paw, Allen. Southern Uo»-: -• pital—W. L. Swornsiodi, Vnnilenburt: & U. Boyd. Davlussr W. T. Mason. Spencer, -j At lti« Full Value. IXDTANAi'Ol.IS, Ind., April G.—Th« state board .of tax commissioners haa sent out notices-'to county and township assessors that, real estate must be ; appraised for taxation at its full cash .value. The bdard\ Jias been informed. lUat in many counties assessors arc reducing the uppraismcnt 25 per cent, from that lixed.ut the lust appraisement four years ago. The board served. • notice that if assessors do not appraise on the basis of the full cash value tke>, work will be set aside by the board. S|)lrllu»1l»l;C»iiil> Meeting.' ANDEHSo^,'A.y]nd., April C.—The In- . diana Association of Spiritualists will : ' hold their annual camp meeting at • their park near this city, beginning' ; July 18 and continuing four weeks. _, The business -meeting will be held ' August 2. The park is called Chester-• field, iiud is one of the finest in the state. Many Cincinnati, lodianapolia v and Chicago people have cottages at the place and will attend. • . A, Normal Cnlverilty. ROC-HKSTKU, Ind.. April C.—Prominent : men hi normal work oft'ered to locate a normal university .here if a. subsidy of-f $20,000 and suitable grounds were pro- ; vided, and this, after a struggle, the ,. citizens have 'secured. ,P)ans for tho : buildings, which will accommodate 500 '•• students, are completed and work will be"-iu on the structures next month, ; and the school will open in the fall. In Now iJ iurco Tree. JEFKUKSO.N-VU.LK, Ind.,April t>.—Twenr .' ty-two years ago a young man wu '.; Brown county? 'lie was buried by hii comrades in a green poplar tree, which- was hollowed out suffici^utly to admit 'his body. A sprout grew from, tho trunk, and to-day, towering at tha head of the grave, is a. white poplar ' tree 02 feet high. - ' f. • An AnKry Wife. )!' INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., April 0.—Mrs.." John Rhoda, went to the police station "; to complain tliat her husband had been •'.' ensnared by Nellie Crane. As she wak;.. leaving the station she met her hu»- • band and the woman in question.,-: .Drawing a heavy whip from, under her ,' cloak, she began. beating Miss Crane.. Both women were arrested. _ •;•_•;•- Voutid a Skeleton. ... jEFFEBSOXYILLE,Ind., April G.—AVhilfl • .1; cultivating a garden in the rear of hii residence Henry Evans dug up a box^ containing "the skeleton of a half-; grown person. Whose remains they'. £jjj are is a mystery. Evans lives in on« . of the principal residence street* of tha •city. The coroner and police are ia» yestigating the mystery. Boy Thlftve* C»uEhl In • Stotf. AXDEIISOJC, Ind., April G.—One of tb« . most notorious gangs of petty thieve*'-;j|f in the state has been broken up by th«;':'.-« arrest of five boys. They have been' : ;J| banded together for the past year,.; and under the leadership of Willie Blue, a 10-year-old lad, have been doing;;;! a wholesale ho«se and store breaking ;/|| lousiness. Indian* Ev»nK«-ll»t«. ELKUAJST, Ind., April (5.—At the see-".;'|1 ond day's session of the Indiana Evan- '><§ gelical association the following pre-.-iijg siding elders were elected: D. S. OaU«, : Elkhart district; D. Slertz, Fort W»yn« ; >j| [district; J. 13. Evans, Wabash district; ,'^_ C. F. Hansing, Indianapolis district; J. . '.,'2 M. Ilough, Louisville district. •'•••M • '•• ' ' '"•:•& Cmncel Follcto* on Skloonc. ' '••f; a '• DECATUB, Ind., April 0.—The in-- ;| Burance agents at tils place have been 3$ ordered to cancel'all policies on m^ ,,.$ count of the Xichbls'pn bill. The com» . -^ panics, are afraid saloon owners will;'|| burn their 1 places of business to get ' |j .their money out; .of- them. One saloon..«| was burned here hist week. .'* 8oatb*rn ludl»o» Te»chers. COLUMBUS, Ind., April 6.— The tee nth annual session of the SotJthern.; •Indiana Teachers' association opened':; here. Frank Little, delivered the ,ad-. : |p dress of welcome, i'he inaugural md- . dress was delivered, by H. P. worth, of Mojmt-yernon schoohi. RicnuoxD, Ind., April 6. — Frank ,?f. Evans, assistant superintendent of th«..*j Metropolitan Insurance company t this district, has disappeared and accused of taking with him some of tl company's money sent to pay the agent* ,^ of this district^ _ . . -:,>i KOBCIUSKO, Ind., April C.— Levi M terson, a young man convicted of jury in the .circuit court here and tenced.tb, ^^.two t-ytsfn' in the tiary, became -violently insane brooding OTCF his trouble•

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