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tag. I have seen the Chicago Cubs'
when Chance""had' the team receive
as high4a fifty letters a day apply
ing for the place.
)YNE BURSTS ANOTHER BOMB
State's Attorney Macjay Hoyne
yesterday made the aaeertion'that the?
Board o Review had cut? the taxation
of a large .Chicago corporation $375,
000, Hoyne as a feature of his war on
taxdodgers held a conference with
the Board of Review and ike Board
of Assessors. He suddenly shocked
both these bodies by making the fol
lowing statement :
"There is a certain Illinois corpora
tion with air-authorized capitalization
of $5,000,000 of which $4,400,000 is
fully paid. The records of the Board
of Assessors show that the 6orpora
tion was originally assessed at a val
uation of $500,000. Later, the books
' show, this,assessment was reduced to
.50,000. and the records of the Board
of Rgview show that it was .'still
further reduced by that body to $26,
000, on which amount taxes were
paid. That is not .right. We do not
need new laws as much ag the en
forcement 6f the present laws."
Roy 0. West, member df the Board
of Review, made the excuse that
owing to the-'present laws the board
t had to take a man's word fdr it as to
the valuation of his property.
I Hoynfe knocked that argument by
urging West to letHhe state's attor
ney's office deal with those who
cheated on their taxes.
"I find from the office f the coun
ty attorney that the little fellows are
paying their taxes," stated Hoyne, "I
find that some who have been classed
as dodgers have simply heen unable
, to pay them, and as ail indication of
good iaitn gome are paying tneir
taxes in installments
"But too much time is spent going
after the little fellows Just as. much
time is reouired to
man 'whose taxes are $6 as the man
who should be paying ?l;000f
"Where we have been receiving
$40,000,000 in taxes we should be re
ceiving $80,000,000, and I grge public
warning that I will prosecute. This
is not a political move, TJut one for
the public benefit
"J wisjh to co-bperate with you,
gerttlemen. If you will accept the
aid I can give you I will at once as
sign assistants front my office and tor
"Disregard of the law has been so
general and so long continued that if
we Vers to prosecute everyperson in
official and private life that Js open
id prosecution, and enforce the statu
tory penalties, we would have to
build hew jails."
NAMING OF U. S. MEDIATOR IS
Washington, May 8. The Question
of the selection of representatives of
this country to a$t with the A, B- C.
mediators is a perplexing problem to
the administration, f The fact, that
the negotiations at Niagara Falk are
certain to be Ion? drawn out makes
it necessary that men be named who
can abandon the! rpersonal affairs'
fpr an indefinite period. This fact
may prevent Secretary of the Interior
Lane or three justices of the Supreme
court being named.
Latest note from Great Britain,
calling attention to the fact that En
glishmen have been killed in Guad
alajara and that G. H. Coxon,' English
manager of the Vera. Cruz street rail
way system is held prisoner by Gen.
Maa,s at Soledad caused considerable '
discussion at the(cabinet meeting.
It is admitted thai outrages to for
eigners or Americana at tln time
would forever end any Immediate
prospect of 'a peaceful settlement of
the Mexican situation.
There is also the mysterious disap
pearance of Vice Consul John R.
Silliman, supposedly held a prisoner
and possibly already murdered tar
investigate tfeeiGen. Maas at SaUflfe.