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Last year George Reynolds headed
a bunch of begging bankers before
the board of review,
And got a tax reduction of 15 per
Now Georgia is at it again and says
bank taxes ought to be reduced 20
per cent more.
But what doe the LAW say?
Go by what the law says rather
than by what George, Reynolds and
the poverty-stricken millionaire bank
George may think he is the law, but
he isn't He's only a two-legged man
like the rest of us.
Well, what of it? Suppose Bill
Thompson and his crowd do beat out
the West-Deneen outfit
Matters couldn't well be worse,
and they may be better.
In the meantime, if Lowden is a
candidate it may put some of the
Pullman fortune in active circulation.
Will Jake Loeh wind up in the goat
department of the-News-Trib zoo?
It looks as if the newspaper bosses
who went after fthe teachers' federa
tion are in for a good licking.
By the way, the big, fat brewers
and the streetTailway magnates also
want special tax privileges from the
board of review.
Yet the policy of all taxing boards
ought to be equal rights for all and
special privileges to none.
As for the brewers, they saddle all
their taxes onto thesaloonkeepera
anyway; , j$
And have been so hoggish with the
retail beer-sellers tnat they have
driven them to all sorts of tricks to
earn a living.'
' The brewing business is largely re
sponsible for the degeneration of the
And hence for the growth of the
Judge O'Connor appears to be one
of the judges who isn't afraid of the
newspaper bosses. ...
1 HOW DID THE CONCRETE GET IN
THE CHICAGO RIVER?
Who dumped the load of broken
concrete on the river bottom where
the Eastland toppled over and took
812 to death?
Federal authorities want to know
and are exerting every effort to find
out Since Sec'y Redfield's assistant,
Sec'y Sweet, made the sensational i
Eastland was sunk by three submerg
ed piles a feeling his grown that a
gigantic attempt is being made by
high-up men to whitewash indicted
steamship line officials and federal in
spectors. Andrew Allen, mining engineer and
member of state grand jury, charac
terized Sweet's statement as pure
bunk. "Stupidity in handling a sin
gle ballast system that is a menace
on any boat caused the Eastland dis
aster," said Allen. "The accident
was bound to happen In a boat oper
ated as was the Eastland."
It was recalled that a scow filled
with broken concrete or stone laid
over the site of the Eastland spot
for several days after the boat was
REAL ESTATE WANTS TO HAVE A
HAND IN POSTOFFICE DEAL
Real estate men who see a chance
to pluck a plum at the expense of
Uncle Sam are going to make one
last desperate effort to have the gov
ernment postal experts change the
plan of the contemplated West Side
Federal enginers have recommend
ed a 10-story building, covering one
block, as the most efficient sort of an
office. The unicago plan commission
that a 4-story building covering two
blocks between Union and North-
western stations would be much bet
ter. Mayor Thompson has invited fed
eral postoffice officials and pork bar
rel guardians to meet the Chicago
plan boosters some time thiB.faH1-