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want a fellow to notice; It's your
If you give in once his friends will
know about it not long after and
you are tagged as a dog is tagged
with a license. Stand up for -your
rights. It may take a long time, but
you will find the fellow who respects
you enough not to expect a hug and
a kiss when he escorts you home.
TEACHERS AMD TAXES. The
Chicago Teachers' Federation start
ed its suit in 1900 and by that suit
compelled the state board of equali
zation to assess the corporations on
their capital stock. The tangible
property valuations were increased
with the object of discrediting the
work of the Chicago Teachers' Fed
eration. In 1905 the corporation interests
had a law passed exonerating manu
facturing companies, newspaper and
periodical publishers from the capi
tal stock assessment. In 1908 the
state supreme court decided the law
was unconstitutional because it was
In 1909 the're was appointed a state
tax commission. This commission
reported in favor of a tax amendment
to the state constitution. Not until
the 1915 session was the tax amend
ment passed by the state legislature.
It was the backers of this tax
amendment who defeated the initia
tive and referendum.
This tax amendment has always
been opposed by organized labor. It
was this amendment that Louis Lar
son, sec'y of the school board, while
in Springfield on two different occa
sions, asked Miss Margaret Haley to
come across and support, which she
refused to do.
The vote upon this tax amendment
will come this fall. If the fight upon
the Teachers' Federation can be kept
up until then, even though the teach
ers eventually win, it will have the
effect of keeping them out of this
fight Consequently part of the object
of Big Business will have been at
tained. H. J. E.
FROM MERCER. I have been
asked why I do not start something
if I am the Christ, and wish to say
that I am in no hurry. I am confi-'
dent that the tinfe is coming when a
start will be made and have no fear
of the consequences.
God's will must be done, and, at
the opportune time, power and au
thority will be entrusted to the indi
vidual of God's selection. If you be
lieve you are that person go ahead
and make good. If not, give the oth
er fellow a chance by an honest in
vestigation. This can only be done
by likening to what is said by himi
Believing what some one else says
about another is not always safe. So,
before you make any rash opinions,
listen to what is said, then think a
bit, then pray, then hold your tongue.
Your opinion about me doesn't hurt
me; it may hurt you.
My ministry must go on. You can't
stop me, and it will be a great pleas
ure to us all to work together, guid
ed and controlled by our Eternal Fa
ther. I am planning to hold meetings as
soon as possible and will announce
the location in The Day Book. I
have many things to say and hope
to have a hall spon. where I can speak
without having to contend against
noises, as in open-air meetings.
Trusting that this reason is satis
factory to those wishing to hear from
me and that when I do make a start
you will help me all you can and at
least make an honest investigation.
I have no object in trying to de
ceive you. Those who know me can
only say, "Well, if he is deceived, he
is honest and doesn't know he is de
ceived." I say so, too, but I have rea
son to say that I am not deceived.
Frank A. S. Mercer.
Only mulberry forest in the world
is in India, covering about 10,000
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