THE TAXPAYER. DEVOTED TO TAX REFORM AND GOOD GOVERNMENT. A MONTHLY JOURNAL. CHATTANOOGA, TENNESSEE, NOVEMBER, 1894. VOL. I, NO. 1. THROUGH JUNE, 1895, NO. 8; AND AUGUST, 1895, VOL. I, NO. 10 [LACKING NO. 9, JULY, 1895].

Chattanooga, TN: The Taxpayer Publishing Co., 1894-1895. Folio, 8 1/2" x 12". Pages 1-128, [145]-160. Each issue 16pp. Caption titles [as issued], printed in three columns. Two copies of each numbered journal are included. Bound together in more-or-less contemporary half morocco, with worn boards [spine and inner covers shorn of their morocco], new endpapers. Tanned, a few leaves clipped closely at outer margin with loss of first letter of several lines. Two leaves of the August issue have had articles clipped from them. Overall, Good+ to Very Good.

The Taxpayer sought tax reform: "Tennessee's Tax System, Its Evils, And The Means Proposed For Curing Them". Tax systems and the history of taxation in other jurisdictions and countries are reviewed. John W. Faxon was President of The Taxpayer Publishing Company. W. B. Swaney was vice-president, G.F. Milton was editor and secretary.
The 1895 Report from the Tennessee Bar Association discusses the impetus for a Constitutional Convention in Tennessee and states "Much valuable literature has been added to the subject during the year by the Press, especially by 'The Taxpayer,' a monthly magazine published at Chattanooga, devoted to tax reform and good government..." [Proceedings of the Bar Association of Tennessee at the Fourteenth Annual Meeting, held at Lookout Inn, Lookout Mountain, Tenn., July 17, 18, 19, 1895. Nashville: Cumberland Presbyterian Publishing House. 1895. Page 22.]
Not in Lomazow. OCLC 506340565 [1-Tenn. State Library] [as of January 2014]. Item #30942

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