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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, February 12, 1914, NOON EDITION, Image 2

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He was called nearly everything
that woi'ld express Big Business
hatred of him and still keep within
the federal law.
But the campaign failed to accom
plish its purpose. -.
Nov comes the proposed taxdodg-
uig probe and the danger of it coming
to the. doors of several of the Inter
Ocean's friends. So, like a good sol
dier, the Inter Ocean is prepared to
fight.
By all the laws of politics, the In
ter Ocean is placed just opposite to
Hoyne. Hoyne's most bitter foe right
now is Alexander A. McCormick,
president of the County Board.
The two have been engaged in bat
tie since both assumed office. The
fight appears to have reached a crisis
at the present time.
McCormick is the candidate of
such societies as the Municipal Vot
ers' League and the Bureau of Public
Efficiency. The former organization
had the breath of life blown into it
by Rosenwald and Victor P. Lawson,
owner of the Daily News. The Effi
ciency Bureau is merely an offspring
of the league.
The dark rumors connected with
the manner in which Vic Lawson only
paid $17 taxes for his million-dollar
place on the Lake Shore drive is still
fresh in the public mind. But there
never was investigation made of that.
But now if Hoyne goes through
with this-probe he will probably dis
cover whether the payment of $17
was merely a clerk's mistake (as it
has been given out) or whether it
was deliberate evasion of tax pay
ment. So the newspapers have opened
war on Hoyne. And the Inter Ocean
with its several millionaire friends
has been foremost.
"The Inter Ocean has denounced
me as a dictator," said Hoyne. "The
Inter Ocean has good reason to fear
my dictation, because it has for some
time been a taxd'odger. The personal
property taxes of the Inter Ocean for
as any records in this office show, and
no effort has been made by this office
to collect them. The yamount to
$953.38."
The county attorney who should
have pressed payment if the taxes
unpaid is Carl Chindblom. Chindblom
is a McCormick appointee, and there
fore acceptable to the various reform
leagues.
So without citing its own case of
alleged non-payment, the Inter Ocean
has several other good reasons for
opposing Hoyne.
TAMMANY BOSSMURPHY GETS
CHANCE TO BE HERO
New. York, Feb. 12. Tammany
Boss Charles F. Murphy broke into
the calcium light in the role of a hero
this morning when he aided in rush
ing to. the street 150 occupants of a
tenement building menaced by
flames.
Silk-hatted and fur-coated, he puff
ed up and down the stairway of the
tenement, arousing the sleeping resi
dents and herded them to the street,'
then he took the whole shivering
crowd into a near-by restaurant and
bought them coffee and sandwiches.
Murphy, with John E. McCooey, his
Brooklvn lieutenant, and Special Ses
sions Judge J. E. Mose were riding
up Third avenue on a street car be
fore dawn when they saw the flames
in the tenement. All three got into
action at once.
One woman was caught and badly
burned.
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SUICIDE WAVE HITS TOWN
New Orleans, La., Feb. 12. A sui
cide wave struck New Orleans Wed
nesday.-Thirteen despondent persons,
eight men and five women, tried to
kill themselves. Five succeeded. They
tried various methods of acid, hang
ing, cutting the wrist veins, cutting
the throat, drowning and shooting.
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$50,000,000 Swift & Co. mortgage
filed. Clerks in 70 Illinois counties
the year 1912 are still unpaid, so far j
will get fees.

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