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BRADY IS SUED AND SOME
STARTLERS ARE EXPECTED
The suit of Mary Quinlan Kuhns
Brady against James H. Brady, state
auditor, promises to shed some queer,
sidelights on the interesting game of
politics. "- -
The lady with the several names is
suing Brady for breach of promise
and wants $50,000. For a long time
she was supposed to be the wife of
Brady. But, though they were le
gally married, they discovered they
had hitched up too soon after her di
vorce from Chas. O. Kuhns:
They separated last November. He
promised they would marry again in
May, when the required year's time
between divorce and remarriage was
up. But he didn't Hence the suit.
Mrs. Brady says Brady has his sis
ter on the state pay roll as bank ex
aminer at $300 a month, but that she
really does no work.
She also says'two other of his rela
tives are on the state pay roll.
Mrs. Brady has engaged Chas. E.
Erbstein as attorney, and he says
there will be some important develop
P. S. (tip to politicians) Mrs.
Brady says James J. announced to
her that he was Roger Sullivan's
choice for governor at next election.
SOME TAX .ANGLES
Frank W. Koraleski, secretary
board of assessors, states he does not
believe in the Illinois law that capital
stock shall be taxed. "Because the
law is there I make the assessment,"
he says. Several different ways of
making assessments came out yes
terday. Koraleski assesses one
fourth of capital stock; David M.
Pfaelzer, another member of the
board, assess one-fifth; clerks in the
office subtract the full real estate and
tangible property valuations from the
full capital stock value and assess at
No separate account of taxes paid
on capital stock has been kept by the
County treasurer or clerk. To get' at
how much. slipped by since Mil, it
will be necessary to overhaul all
books and tax bills.
Pfaelzer said: "I believe the state
ment that $500,000,000 escapes taxa
tion on capital stock value. I have
never made any effort to assess such
stock at full value."
All the officials concerned say that
the Supreme Court decisions call for
full value assessment. The habit of
assessing at lesa than full value or
not at all, loses Cook county $9,166,
166 a year and hits the small tax
payer right where he lives.
Among the taxdodgers named at
the board of assessors' meeting yes
terday were David R. Forgan, banker,
James Hamilton Lewis, United States
senator; James A. Pugh, Augustus
Peabody, Mrs. John R. Winter
botham, Edward I. Cudahy and Mrs.
"J. R. R." IS CLAIMED
The mysterious "J. R. R.," the
speechless man, who has been in the
care of the county at Oak Forest
since November, was yesterday
claimed by Mrs. H. E. Pitkin, 655
Groveland Park, as her son, Earl W.
lies, who has been missing since 1906.
She took him home with her, al
though her other son and daughter
declare she is mistaken in her identi
fication. The man's case has created nation
al interest In June, 1907, he was
found on railroad tracks at Waseca',
Minn., unconscious. An operation"
was performed and it was found part
of his brain was gone. He cannot
speak. He merely makes strange
Mrs. Pitkin says she last heard
from her son in 1906. He was in Ne
When storing silver for the sum
mer, wrap each piece separately m a
sheet of .waxed paper, and when it is
unrolled for use again in the fall it
will be found as bright and clean as
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