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becoming, for moral decaden.ce is in'
separable from priestly cunnlngl
He stands upon unsafe ground who
stands upon the scriptures.
A philanthropic merchant plays no
dignified part Why? Because he
robs wholesale to distribute a trifle.
Mortals who regard the bible as a
divine revelation possess no nign
mental qualities; God is speculative,
A TAX FOR WORKINGMEN,
The Daily News of Nov. 21 has an
article about a comprehensive sys'
tem of licenses just prepared under
the direction of Aid. John G. Home,
which, if it meets the approval of
the other aldermen, may result In
the working people paying a tax for
the privilege .of working In Chicago.
As our president, Woodrow Wilson,
states. "A man's labor is a part of his
life," thus why should the working-
man be taxed for his labor. Atax
-laid on working people for the privi
lege of working means a tax on their
'right to live.
If there were a minimum wage law,
an -8-hour day for all work, a high
standard of wages in all occupations,
and if the cost of living were not so
high, then a tax might be justifiable.
The fact that it is up to the alder
men to decide whether the working
people should be taxed shows how
little power the people really have. If
a tax is to be laid, why not put it up
to the people on the short ballot,
where the workingmen can vote
whether they want to be taxed -en
their right to exist or not This
would be better than leaving it to
If the city is short of funds, why
not get at the root of things and find
out why this shortage occurs instead
of adding to the burdens of the work
ingmen? Fred Louis, 2602 W. 24th.
DAVIS ON SEX RELATIONS, NO,
1. A complaint has been raised
against the sex division of humanity.
Vfhyt The sex division Is the 'basis ,
of love and love is the basis of all
things good and true. The trouble
lies in human interference with na
ture's laws. Our system of sex rela
tions is not right, as it leads to many
serious difficulties. Here are some of
The right time for mating is when
love comes in the fiery period of ado- 4
lescence. Then the ybung people are
in school, are too poor or have been
taught they are too young. He who
puts off marriage for circumstances v
ruins two lives; he who marries in
spite of circumstances too often does
the same; and he who loves without
marriage is unjust to him, to her and
to society under the present regime.
The great burden's of starting in life,
building a home and' raising children
falls on those least able to bear it
To enjoy love, the greatest thing in
life and every person's due, they
must meet the unfair competition of
the unmarried shirker.
The position of a wife is a relic of
the days when women were slaves,
and w,hen she receives the too com
man inhuman treatment she does she,
must dhose between at least two
great trials, stand it or drag herself
and children into a divorce court and
publicity. This to many is worse tljan I
slavery. (To be continued.) J. S,
IMPRISON DEPORTED BELGIANS
WHO WON'T WORK
Amsterdam, Nov. 23. Two
months' imprisonment is punishment
meted out by German authorities to
Belgian deportees who refuse, to
work, according to newspaper- Echo
Population of Belgian city of lies-
sines openly revolted at execution of
deportation orders and attacked the
railway station. German comman
dant, newspaper adds, threatened to
punish entire community.
Chattanooga, Tenn. Two men
held up Southern Express Co. trawK
fer wagon. $40,90(Mn currency.