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And not only is it ignominy, but
it is also jeopardizing our boys. Once
they have been arrested the polide
know them. The next arrest follows
easily. It may only be because they
have congregated on a corner, but
theyv have been arrested before and
consequently are under suspicion.
We do not take care of this prob
lem of giving them amusement, but
we do take care, year after ye.ar, of
providing more restrictive laws of
the little liberty they have enjoyed.
We now have laws enabling police
men to arrest boys for loitering on a
corner; we now have laws enabling
policemen to arrest them if they re
vert to the primitive instinct of set
tling differences with their fists, and
though we have a law giving the boys
over 18 a right to be in poolrooms,
we have given our police power
greater than that law to arrest them,
despite the law giving them the right
But "Where are our boys to go for
their amusement?" Judge Dolan's
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wnat is tne answer:
STEDMAN WOULD HAVE PEOPLE
SHARE IN RICHES
"Today from his grave old Mar
shall Field stretches out dead hands
and governs Chicago. His body is
turned to dust out there in the $25,
000 tomb at Graceland cemetery.
The man is ashes. Yet he rules Chi
cago. "Living men read the written or
ders he left behind him and obey his
wishes. While the Ideas, theories
and plans oMiving men change and
are adapted to the needs of the day,
this dead man from Graceland ceme
tery issues commands by which an
army of living people are guided and
This is the comment made by Sey
mour Stedman, attorney-at-law, in
connection with an inheritance tax
bill he is working on. The bill is to
'be introduced in. the state legislature I
by the Socialist members irom Chi
cago and backed by them this winter.
The law Stedman wants says this:
(1) That the state shall take away
everything from the widow of a man,
of wealth and leave her only $150,
000 to live on.
(2) That the state shall take
away everything from the son or
daughter of a rich man and leave the
child only $100,000 to live on.
(3) And if a millionaire has broth
ers and sisters they shall have only
$50,000 apiece to live on when the
rich relative dies.
"A dead man is dead," says Sted
man. "He can't work. He has passed
on. He doesn't produce anything.
Outside of insuring those he loves
against want he should not have
power over the living."
"Harrison' B. Riley, president of the
Chicago Title & Trust Co., spoke to
the Chicago Real Estate board yes
terday. He started out:
"I have here a prepared discussion
on the tax question which I will read
to you and when I am through with
that I will do a little sloshing around
in other matters." He read the pa
per and then in "sloshing around"
laid the blame for Illinois tax laws
onto the Initiative and Referendum
The I. and R. crowd has a steering
committee at work" in Springfield.
They demand the I. and R. be sub
mitted to voters this fall as a con
stitutional amendment In this ac
tion they are stopping the tax re
formers from getting a constitutional
tax amendment before the people,
and they ought to be "reprobated,"
according to Riley.
Only one amendment to the con
stitution can go to the people at one
election. The I. and R. advocates say
the only way to make better changes
in the tax laws is to get machinery
by which the people can start and fin
ish tax legislation for themselves
without waiting for the delays, tricki
and twists of the legislature.