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"movements and actions she means
something rank. Would a respecta
ble woman act in that manner?
For the sake of the girls who have
to work in these theaters and the
youths in the audience, the managers
should be compelled to eliminate the
bad features. Common Sense.
MAKING MILLIONAIRES. If one
will investigate the philosophy of
making millionaires one will see that
the people make them. If they will
change conditions it will not beneces
sary to tax their incomes.
Scientific thinking condemns all
taxation. A tax is a tribute levied by
a superior power on the helpless. It
takes from the individual the fruits
of his labor and makes him a slave.
It takes from the productive forces
of the world the wealth produced and
If a man could live long enough and
frugally enough he might become a
millionaire, but without the aid of
special privilege he would have to live
at least a thousand years. However
long the man lives, to tax his earn
ings is robbery.
Special privilege is the great factor
in making millionaires. But the fun
damental special privilege is the own
ership of land. Upon this all others
are founded. Its abolition will make
easy the abolition of all others. Leav
ing it alive will nullify the good ef
fect of removing all others.
The taking of ground rent for pub
lic purposes and the abolition of all
taxes upon labor and its products and
the abolition of all restrictions on the
production and exchange of wealth
will make a condition where every
one will be so comfortable, that if any
man makes a million his sanity will
The taking of ground rent is not a
tax. It is a restoration to the people
of their rightful inheritance. It will
give to all the people the value they
create and to the individual every
thing that he earns.
It will give to the community an
adequate revenue for every necessary
public function and that without tak
ing from the individual anything that
he earns. George V. Wells.
TRUCK OWNER SPEAKS. I am
taking the liberty of criticizing The
I have seldom been able to pick it
up without noticing something about
fenderless auto trucks and criticism
of certain officials for not enforcing
the law regarding same. I have a
truck with which I make $60 a week,
but I am paying $45 every second
week on truck to pay for it
If I had to pay $100 to some fend
er company for a fender I would have
to resort to desperate means to get
the money (if I got it). Don't you
think you are rather hard on us poor
devils who have nothing but our
truck and a mortgage.
I am sure there are lots of other
fellows in the city like myself, who
feel the same about this.
I have been driving a car eight
years and never run over or hit any
one. I don't believe there is a fender
made that would prevent an accident.
The fender proposition is merely a
form of graft for the fender manu
Leaving this to your own fair judg
ment I beg to remain. K. Y. G.
P. S. I do not mean this as an ar
gument for the corporations, as they
could.afford to put them on, but what
about us poor devils who have nothing?
GROGAN. The Tribune and other
State street organs painted a halo of
innocence around themselves and as
sumed an attitude of pie-faced moral
ity by denouncing Barney Grogan for
holding boxing bouts at a West Side
halL I myself am not a member of
the club and did not witness the con
tests, but I am familiar with the sport
of boxing and possess enough com
mon sense to know that as far as
being descriptive of the affair the
articles were monster falsifications!