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more illustration of the fact that the trust press of Chicago does not repre
sent the people their readers but does represent Special Privilege and
The viciousness of existing tax laws is not the issue. There is no
objection to any individual making attempts to have the legislature change
the tax laws so as to make them more equitable. The issue involved now is
whether the law shall be enforced, or whether we shall leave it entirely
to the discretion of tax officials to enforce the laws as they see fit, enforcing
it on some and not enforcing it on others.
What the newspapers are attempting to do is to make the people be
lieve the issue is the fairness of existing laws.
It is justas dangerous to permit tax officials to use their own discretion
in enforcing the law as it would be to permit the police to determine for
themselves what laws THEY will enforce against more vulgar criminals.
NEWS OF THE DAYCONCERNING CHICAGO
Mrs. Ernest Linsner, 6018 South
Park av., swallowed poison at Com
mercial hotel, 538 S. Wabash av.
Crossed electric wires caused fire
at 741 S. Western av. Lexington
dance hall damaged.
Edward O'Rourke and Harry Wil
son, arrested walking with Iowa
former, fined $100 and costs. Have
Paul Gorman, 819 S. State, who
admitted serving time for counter
feiting and burglary, arrested. Dis
charged on promise of making good.
Henry Pfoerter, grocer, 2919 Prin
ceton av., shot by robbers, died in
hospital. Police holding 2 suspects.
Federal Judge Carpenter denied
writ of habeas corpus in behalf of
John Henry Strosnider, called "king
of con men."
Charles Stock fined $1 by judge for
having argument with another milk
wagon driver who he accused of
slandering his goods.
Stephen Smith, 2033 W. North av.,
member of Benton Harbor's rheu
matic colony, holds bag in snipe hunt
for 2 hours. Rheumatism better yes
terday. Phycopathic institute to be started
in Joliet prison. Convicts to be
Mrs. Cora G. Pine, who filed suit
seeking annulment of marriage to
Milton B. Pine, going on stage.
Federal government to enforce law
compelling druggists to keep list of
persons to whom they sell habit form
ing drugs. Penalty is fine of $2,000.
Sealed verdict expected in Judge
Gibbons' court, in $10,000 damage
suit brought by Mrs. Emma McDon
ald against A. M. Billings. Connec
tion with death of son William.
Killed by auto driven by Billings.
Wife of Judge Petit to share in
$62,000 estate of William Wayman.
Mrs. Augusta Wayman, widow, giv
en income property, which will be'
held in trust. At her death it is to be
Judge Trude fined Roda Turbick,
10820 Torrence av., and Michael Be
gan, 8932 The Strand, $100 each.
Carrying concealed weapons.
Samuel Alle and Peter Pappas,
waiters in Turkish coffee house, 772
W. Van Buren, held to grand jury in
connection with robbery.
Miss Catherine McCiaughery, prin
cipal rural school, notified County
Sup't Edward J. Tobln she would ac
cept position as county life director,
left vacant by George E. Farrell, who
resigned. Salary $2,500 a year.
"Blue Book burglar" visited Rob
ert Russell Forgan, 312 Grant pL
Ransacked house, taking articles
Mrs. Emma S. Robinson of 3909
Rokebv St.. wife of George E. Rob-
inson, department manager for Car-