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Shun not those who have cause for
weeping, for their sad lot helped bring
others joy. Help them along.
BOSSIE NOT GUILTY The po
litical quack animal doctors who are
killing off all the cattle of the coun
try through the subterfuge of hoof
and mouth disease is nothing more
than more Democratic slavery.
I sometimes get tired of trying to
help the -animals of the highest or
der, and love to go back to my boy
hood days on the farm and live my
life all over again with old bossie.
She is in trouble now. The arm of
the law is reaching out to destroy
my old friends because experts claim
she has an incurable, contagious hoof
and mouth disease. Let us remember
that Mark Twain said: "There are
liars, damn liars and experts," and
these wise animal doctors are ex
perts. It makes me feel cheap when I
think that poor old moo bossie has
only one friend in this, her hour of
trouble, and that friend is a member'
of my mother's sex. There Is not a
man who is man enough to defend"
one of our best friends who gives us
milk, butter, cheese, buttermilk, beef
Poor old bossie has a rough tongue,
not the smooth tongues we humans
have, and it becomes very sore licking
a hard, itching hoof. Selfish cattle
men often keep stock standing in
their barns for years without clean
ing out the stables. The give them
no bedding on a hard, cold, cement
floor. Some have no pastures for
their stock to run In, no shade trees,
no slew holes in which to cool off
A and fight flies or mosquitos. The
water they get to drink is filthy and
warm as milk.
Bossie is not so sick that she Is in
curable. This disease has had Its run
in every country. Good for Mrs. Du
rand. She is standing for a principle.
She is fiehtine the fight we all should
fight, one of the slaveries of the Dem-1
ocratlc party. Allen Steven, 3325 N.
iWHY NOT TAX EVERYTHING?
Commenting on letter of Geo. V.
Wells. "The state's attorney's office is
pursuing the bankers as solicitously
as if they were burglars or robbers,"
says Mr. Wells. And why not? If
the state's attorney has grounds to
think the bankers are trying to dodge
their taxes, it is his duty to so pursue
I confess to some respect and ad
miration for a man like Thoreau,
who openly defied a law he consider
ed unjust, but I hold only contempt
for the sneak who, while insisting on
the enforcementOf law on other cul
prits, seeks by subterfuge and deceit
to evade the law himself.
Banks and bankers who try to
dodge their share of taxation are no
better than any other burglars and
robbers and ought to be pursued as
Taxdodging banks are criminaL
When banks evade the tax laws they
are not simply "bookkeepers of the
community," but are criminals also.
Says Mr. Wells: "To tax it (the
money in banks) is in principle the
same as to fine and imprison a man
who commits a crime." A tax is not
the same as a fine, else the banks
would be subject to tax every time
any one should prove a charge. Again
tie banker is not deprived of citizen
ship when taxed as one fined would
be nor is a tax "in principle" the
same as a fine.
The two essential ideas common to
our diverse definitions of fines are
injury to society and malicious in
tent on the part of the one fined. That
one factor, breach of the law, Is ab
sent in taxation. Mr. Wells says it is
in the case of the bankers. In fact,
he seems to consider them the inno
cent victims ofia vicious system.
Coming now to Mr. Wells' main
contention, which is embodied in
"Public revenue should come from
land values irrespective of improvei