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A list of those wIo refused or neg
lected to do their share toward pay
ing the taxes of the city reads like
a "Blue Book" recojd of high soci
ety. Those who did 'not file sched
ules declaring the value of their prop
erty were assessed and a penalty of
one-half of the assessment was
placed against them.
In this list the name of Medill Mc
Cormick, one of the owners of the
Chicago Tribune, appears. He did not
file a schedule and was penalized by
the addition of a $50,000 valuation.
McCormick is a member of the state
legislature which makes the tax laws.
Fred Upham, who pulls down an
enormous salary as head of the Con
sumers' Co., referred to as the "coal
and ice trust," did not declare his per
sonal property. O. F. McClurg, con
nected with the highbrow McClurg's
book store, failed to declare his per
Then comes C. H. Wacker, chair
man of the Chicago Plan com'n and
director of the Calumet & Chicago
Canal & Dock Co., attacked by
State's Att'y Hoyne as a taxdodging
John S. Miller, beef trust lawyer,
who draws a penalty a $60,000 as
sessment because he failed to file a
Then Julius Rosenwald, of course,
emboldened by the quashing of the
indictments against him, refused to
file a schedule. His assessment was
increased from $2,000,000 to $3,000,
000. Ira N. Morris, packer and minister
to Sweden, was handed a penalty of
$262,500. Stanley Field, connected
with the Fields of department store
fame, also is in the list.
Others of prominence mentioned in
this "honor roll" are John Borden,
millionaire milk dealer, who plays
polo, end Samuel Insull, said to be
the western representative of the
Rockefeller crowd and head of the
Commonwealth. Edison Co,
"Old Judge Skover does not believe
th' warring nations are buyin' up all
th' hosses in this country. He has an
old gray that nobody's offered him
more than $9 for."
CITE EDITOR FOR CONTEMPT IN
HOOSIER POLITICAL MESS
Indianapolis, lnd June 28. Geo.
W. Ray, editor of the Herald, a dem
ocratic paper published here, was to
day cited for contempt by Judge
James A. Collins.
The citation follows an editorial
which appeared in the Herald assert
ing that Judge Collins exercised an
influence over the grand jury that in
dicted Thomas Taggart and 127 other
politicians. . .
NEW AID FOR DESERTED WIVES
Springfield, III., June 28. Wives
deserted by husbands in Illinois may
claim benefits under the mother's
pension act as the result of action by
Gov. Dunne today in signing the
Bruce bill, which makes provisions
of act extend to deserted mothers.
CHICAGO GRAIN. Corn and
wheat up. Oats down. Provisions
lower. July wheat, $l.Q5y2.
NEW YORK STOCKS. Market
firm and fairly active.
Unsettled weather tonight and
Tuesday; probably showers; not
much change in temperature; moder
ate, easterly winds, becoming varia
ble. Temperature Sunday: Highest,
75; lowest, 64.