Items of Interest

In October, 1904, the New York subway was opened. It was designed for a maximum daily capacity of four hundred thousand. On Jan. 4, 1905, three hundred and sixty thousand passengers were carried, and on Jan. 26, 1914, one million two hundred and seven thousand. When the subway was opened, it ran from Brooklyn bridge to One Hundred and Thirty-seventh street and Broadway, on the West Side, and to One Hundred and Forty-fifth street and Lenox avenue on the East Side. Gradually the northern termini were extended, and the Brooklyn extension was formally opened in January, 1908. On the opening day in 1904, the entire schedule called for twenty-five local trains and fifteen express trains daily. Today, sixty-four local and sixty-five express trains are operated daily. The present daily car mileage is one hundred and eighty-four thousand. In the year ending June 30, 1914, the daily average of passengers carried was 932,639, the total for the year being 340,413,000. In the first fiscal year of operation, that ended June 30, 1905, seventy-two million passengers were carried.

If the experts figured out correctly the "taxables" when Congress was working on the income tax law, there are more than 140,000 income tax dodgers who have evaded the internal revenue collector and failed to pay their share of the toll. According to figures made public by the secretary of the treasury, 357,598 returns were made under the income tax law during the fiscal year just ended. The estimates on which Congress did much of its work on the act, gave a total of 425,000 taxable incomes. These estimates did not include incomes between $3000 and $4000. The law has turned in about $28,000,000 for the payable ten months of last year, instead of about $45,000,000, as had been expected. Forty-four returns were made on incomes over $1,000,000, 91 on incomes between $500,000 and $1,000,000, 222 on incomes between $250,000 and $500,000, and 1241 on incomes between $100,000 and $250,000. In no instance were these figures near the estimates, which put the $1,000,000 incomes at 100, the next at 350, the next at 500, and the $100,000 to $250,000 at 2,500.

Passing of Time
November 7, 1914

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