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SOME GLARING WRONGS FOUND
THROUGH TAX PROBE.
State's Attorney Hoyne has been
making, an extensive probe of the tax
situation. He has "found many glar
ing wrongs. Among them are:
Board of Assessors has not made a
legal tax assessment of the capital
stock of corporations in the three
years since the Supreme Court or
dered them to.
The tax has been invalidated three
years by the same cause.
The assessors have assessed $500,
000,000 worth of capital stock in ex
cess of taxed tangible value for from
12,000,000 to $26,000,000 each year,
and each time the Board of Review
has cut this to about $6,000,000.
Assessors have deliberately failed
to attach an affidavit demanded by
law, when assessment books have
closed. For this they might become
liable to criminal prosecution, ,$5,000
fine and the loss of their jobs.
Stock in foreign corporations to
extent of $100,000,000 has not been
Tax schedules of 20,000 taxpayers
have been marked "no assessment."
Property valued at millions has thua
Hoyne is preparing his evidence for
the grand jury.
Julius Rosenwald has been given
the severest penalty so far handed
out in the present tax crusade by the
v Board of Assessors. His property
was assessed at $5,000,000 and he
was. penalized $2,500,000. His wife,
who also failed to file a schedule, was
assessed $44,000 and she was penal
ized an additional $22,000.
Others who have failed to file are
here given with the amount assessed,
to which an additional sum of 50 per
cent of their assessed valuation has
been added as a penalty:
Bowman Dairy Co., 158 West On
tario street, $225,000; Kellogg
Switchboard and Supply Co., 484
South Green street, $900,000; "Union
Drt Gear Co., 332 South Michigan
avenue, $150,000; Standard Forging
Co., Railway Exchange Bldg., $5,000;
N. T. Burroughs, 5126 Blackstone
avenue, $500,000; The Boston Store,
State and Madison streets, $1,000,
000; Chas. A. Stevens & Bro., $525,
000; System Magazine, $13,500;
Talking Machine Co., $22,700; Walt
ham Watch Co., $15,000.
Hoyne may try prosecution in the
Other penalties : Excelsior General
Supply Co., 823 South Wabash ave
nue, assessment 1913, $91,500; as
sessment and penalty 1914, $135,000.
S. C. Loomis, 508 South Wabash ave
nue, assessment 1913, $6,750; assess
ment and penalty 1914, $12,000. S.
R. Maxwell & Co., 729 South Wabash
avenue, assessment 1913, $150,000;
assessment and penalty 1914, $345,-
000. Presbyterian Board of Publica
tion and Sabbath School Work, 509
South Wabash avenue, assessment
1913, $30,000; assessment and pen
alty 1914, $180,000. Max Pam, Con
gress Hotel, assessment 1913, $25,
000; assessment and penalty 1914,
$36,000. H. D. Sturtevant, Black
stone Hotel, assessment 1913, $3,900;
assessment and penalty 1914, $24,
000. David M. Pfaelzer, board of as
sessors, said today there were $500,
000,000 worth of capital stock un
taxed in Cook county each year and
that the county loses about $9,166,'
000 a year by it.
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DECLARE FIGHT TO FINISH
New York, June 4. Declaring that
it is "a fight to a finish for free
speech in Tarrytown," Alexander
Berkman, Leonard Abbott and other
1. W. W. leaders are marshalling their
strength and perfecting their plans
for a movement in force on the vil
lage which they assert will make it"
open to all to speak their minds.
Headed by Arthur Caron, the 13
prisoners In White Plains today con
tinued their hunger strike, all except'
Becky Edelson, the only woman
prisoner. A t