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CASE OF TOM WEBB AND COFFJEE DEALS UP TO
GRAND JURY TODAY '
pushed through to a limit of investi
gation. The board of assessors fixed
the assessment at $12,000, though the
manager of the restaurant stated at
the time of the waitresses' strike last
winter that the property under his
control was worth $200,000. And the
board of review took this $12,000 as
sessment of the Henrici Co., split it in
two and assessed Henrici's at a slim
Whether the coffee contracts of
Henrici's had any connection with
this assessment will be a matter of
inquiry before the grand jury.
Hoyne's assistants have made out
a long table of comparisons on coffee
and taxes as related to downtown
hotels and restaurants, besides rail
road dining car systems taxable in
"I expect to secure a conviction on
every indictment returned," said
Witnesses today before the special
grand jury of taxes are ready to show
how tax raises or tax reductions had
a connection wlth-jcoffee contracts
handed to Thomas J. Webb, coffee
wholesaler, who is a member of the
board of review.
One of Webb's business rivals,
Frank V. Skiff, president of the Jewel
company, will testify his assessment
was raised from $40,000 to $200,000
since Webb went on the review board.
CecttV D. Gregg of thevSt. Louis
coffee house of C. D. Gregg & Qo.
came to Chicago last night and is
ready to give what facts he has on
bow business can be increased or de
creased by swinging a tax chib over
the heads of prospective customers.
Reports given to the Burns agency
bv their operative, George Lyons, pre
vious to the time that he double
crossed and went to work for the man
he was supposed to get, may be used.
These Lyons reports, according to a
reliable authority, have damaging evi
dence. If the Lyons' "confession" issued
by the McGuire & White'agency Sun
day is brought into teh case, it is
understood State's Atfy Hoyne will
show the full workings of the trap
laid by Ass't State's Att'y Bell, which
shows how Lyons worked the double
cross and got into such shape that he
"couldn't sleep nights" on account of
the wrong done Tom Webb.
Roy O. West and Fred W. Block!,
the other two members of the board
of review, issued a statement yester
day showing assessments of several
down town clubs and motels and res
.turants. On the face of this state
ment, there haven't been any reduc
tions in assessments for the Hotel La
Salle, the Congress, and the Palmer
The Philip Henrici Co. assessment,
brought to the front strong, may be
jgrabbed by the state's attorney and
REMARRIED AFTER DIVORCE OF
, Georgetown, Col., Dec. 22. A. J.
Randall, 92, editor and former pro
fessor in the Georgtown high school,
and his former wife, 85, from whom
he was divorced 47 years ago, have
just been remarried In Kansas City,
according to word reaching here to
day. Randall recently fell heir to
The remarriage is the reward of
the efforts of the couple's four chil
dren, that have "continued since the '
divorce in 18 677 to effect a recon
ciliation. Following her divorce from
Randall, Mrs. Randall married A. G.
Scott, of Kansas City. Scott died sev
eral months ago and Randall sent his
former wife a comforting message.
This resulted in a reconciliation.
The aged couple will take a honey
moon trip through the east and will"
visit points included in a similar trip
when they were first married, 65