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SALOONMEN KICK TO HOYNE OF
CITY HALL GAME
State's Att'y Hoyne today made
clear his course of action in reference
to saloons. He made a statement
that discrimination was being shown
by the city administration against the
majority of the saloonkeepers of the
city and that he had real information
to the effect that saloonkeepers were
forced to contribute to the Harry B.
Miller campaign in order to receive
favors from the City Hall.
' "Saloonkeepers from all parts of
the city and their attorneys have
complained to me of the favoritism
shown by the City Hall to saloon and
cabaret owners who have" a pull with
Thompson - Lundin organization,"
said Hoyne. "One attorney for the
saloonkeepers has been known as a
Thompson Republican, but he has
become disgusted with the manner
in which the City Hall has persecuted
saloonkeepers who haven't a "puli'L.
at the City HalL Together with the
high rent charged salponkeepers,
this license fee makes the fight of
the saloonkeepers a hard one. But
now they complain they have to pay
out more money to politicians to get
any sort of an even break."
Hoyne said he was carefully in
vestigating all complaints made by
thV saloonkeepers and if real evi
dence developed he would take
RAILROAD SHOPMEN DEMAND
INCREASE AND 8-HOUR DAY
Shopmen on 18 western railroads
have voted to strike if they are not
granted an 8-hour day with an in
crease of 3 cents an hour in wages.
This is the official report
The vote will now be submitted to
the executive boards of the five in-'
As the railroads have already of
fered an increase of 2y2 cents an
hour and an 8-hour day in the "back"
ehops with 9-hour day in round
houses, there Is a feeling that the
railroads will give in to all demands
of the men.
Demands of Switchmen's Union of
America for an 8-hour day with in-,
crease from 47 to 50 cents in hour
wages and time and half for over
time will be submitted to arbitration.
Jas. B. Connors, Chicago, and W. A.
Titus, Cleveland, will represent the
SCHOOL BOARD $12,000 FUND IS
UNDER FIRE BY HOYNE
The probe of the $12,000 school
board excess salary fund was con
tinued today by State's Att'y Hoyne.
The names of 49 employes of the
board of education who shared in the
split of the money was furnished the
prosecutor and he assigned assist
ants to check them up.
Hoyne is also probing tW report
that $3,000 of this fund was paid to
employes who reside in the 7th ward,
and aided in the unsuccessful at
tempt of the Thompson-Lundin
crowd to defeat Aid. John N. Kimball
The story in The Day BookVester
day of Hoyne's action drew a rise
from the City Hall crowd. Cap Cof
fin, head of the civil service board,
passed the buck to City Comptroller
Pike and the school board. He said
the civil service board refused to O.
K. the bHl when presented.
Pike is said to have paid the mo
ney after a visit from E. J. Piggott, a
Jakey Loeb school trustee and a
memberof the Lundin political ma
chine in the 7th ward.
BITS OF NEWS
Auto bandits robbed Stephan Pap
pas, 215 B. 25th; Theo. Zamlos, 3045
Archer av.; H. Handelman, 7450
Stony Island av., and H. H". Goald,
2900 W. 79th. Got $150.
Rose McBee, school teacher ousted
by Jake Loeb, is dead. Ill since Loeb
Mysterious fire attacked W. H.
Hutchinson & Co., 319 S. Desplainea,