Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Will Kinston Be Overrun with Rats if Rat-Catching Dogs Are Taxed? Or Overrun with Rat-Catching Dogs if They Are Not Taxed? 1914

From the Thursday, July 23, 1914, issue of the High Point Review

Kinston—When would a rat dog be a rat dog? Is a question that the local police are not willing to debate. A suggestion that rat-catching dogs be exempted from taxation has met with prompt protect from the officers, who are now taking toll at the rate of $1 a head on the canine population of Kinston, which numbers about 350 outside of the canine tax-dodgers. If the rat destroyers were exempted, a statement from police headquarters says, there would be innumerable rat dogs.

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