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HOYNE ROASTS DAILY NEWS fOR FIGHTING
CRUSADE AGAINST TAX DODGERS
The Chicago Daily News was pic
tured by State's Att'y Hoyne today
as a pleader for special privileges for
the rich or powerful, a sympathizer
with the taxdoger and an opponent
of enforcement of law when the pa
per or its friends are hit.
An editorial in Monday's News
aroused Hoyne. It was headed
"More Tax Persecution," and de
cried a thjeat by the state's attor
ney that he would try to indict W. P.
Dummer, a wealthy taxdodger.
Hoyne's office prosecuted a tax
case in the municipal courts against
Dummer, who has a swell home on
Lincoln parkway and is quite a phi
lanthropist in his way. A judgment
of $19,400 was obtained against him
for taxes unpaid.
During trial of the case Dummer
said he lived in Walworth county,
Wis., and paid taxes there. An in
vestigation by Hoyne showed that he
paid only $2.34 each year in Wis
consin. For six years Dummer was assess
ed by the board of assessors and
board of review, but he paid nothing.
Each year he wrote to the county of
ficials stating that his place of resi
dence was Walworth county.
Meanwhile, however, in applications
for telephones, gas and electric light
service he gave his address as 679
Lincoln parkway. His two daugh
ters registered and voted from that
Hoyne, when he gained the big
judgment against Dummer, an
nounced that he would take the case
before the grand jury and ask indict
ment of the wealthy philanthropist
Then the News in its editorial col
umns came to the aid of Dummer,
calling Hoyne's attempt to enforce
the law "persecution."
The state's attorney's official state
ment reads, in part:
"Facts show that Mr. Dummer is
not only a persistent taxdodger, but
that he has also been guilty of de
liberate falsehoods constituting per
jury in his evasion of taxes. Never
theless, the Chicago Daily News, al
ways a pleader for special exemp
tions and privileges on the part of
the rich or powerful, and always
sympathizing with the taxdodger and
opposing the enforcement of the law
against it or its friends, denounces
Cook county's suit as a persecution."
New York. Miss Geraldine Far
rar, noted opera star, became bride
of Lou Tellegen. Sarah Bernhardt's
former leading man today.
Santa Barbara, Cal. In first suit
under state anti-alien land law, on
file here today, California seeks to
nullify title of Gin Fook Bin, Chinese,
to parcel of Chinatown property val
ued at $18,000.
Washington. Frederick Opp, 55,
American consul at Breslau, Ger
many under Cleveland, found dead
Wilmington, Del. Small quantity
of powder exploded in pellet press at
Bagley yard of Dupont Powder Co.
No one injured.
BITS OF NEWS
Fire in Brown & Hinkins Co. foun
dry, W. 34th and Butler, $2,000.
Wife of Mayor Thompson seriously
ill. Tonsilitis complications.
Central Council of Civic leagues
plans quiz of fox trotteries that will
include every cabaret in city.
Safeblowers got $500 in money
and jewelry from Canfield Mfg. Co.,
Aeronauts aver that the barking of
a dog can be heard at an elevation
of four miles.
A bachelor is one Who wants a wife,
but is glad that he hasn't got her.