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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, November 17, 1914, LAST EDITION, Image 8

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A grand jury whose members are
nearly all men who draw salaries and
hold steady jobs with State street de
partment stores,4)anks, railroads and
corporations startedTork this morn
ing on the tax smear. A drayload of
tax books hauled from the county
building to the Chiminal Court build
ing were stacked on tables and
against walls of the grand jury room.
State's Att'ySHoyne read the reve
nue act to the jury and explained tax
laws that are wiggled through so that
Chicago schools and playgrounds lose
$50,000,000 a year of taxes.
The foreman of the jury is Hugo B.
Otto, 6710 Stewart av., vice-president
of the National City bank. The sec
retary is Edgar H. Nichols, 6626 Har
vard av., who is m the coal business
at 610 W. 64th st James F. Barry of
6745 Green st., a contractor, is ser
geant at arms.
From the State street stores are
Robert Long, salesman Marshall
Field & Co.; John C. Motion, manager
of the grocery department of The
Fair, and Henry C. Bode, a draper at
Mandel Brothers.
From the railroads are Orlando L.
Beck, auditor Rock Island Ry.; De
Eaton L. Bunting, foreman Grand
Trunk car skops; Francis G. Carter,
auditor Chicago & Illinois Midland
Ry.; Constantine Zimmerman, traffic
manager, with- offices at 501 W.
Huron st.
Others are Samuel T. Sechler,
manufacturer at 208 Market st.;
John A. McCann, auditor, 417 W.
60th st; John C. Hornung, civil en
gineer, 6610 Woodlawn av.: Julian
H. McDonald, broker on the Board
of Trade; John H. Moran, sales man
ager, 4336 W. Monroe st; George
Beldam, real estate, 5617 Michigan
av.; William J. Hartman, president
printing company, 2461 E. 74th st.;
Robert Sherrard, president at 17 N.
La Salle St.; Frank W. Stuke, man
ager at 121 N. Wabash av.; John H.
Verrall, credit manager at 72 W.
Adams st.; Herbert B. Winter, wood
engraver, La Grange; William C. Ty
ler, treasurer at 418 S. Market st.
Subpoenas issued yesterday were
for the books of the Board of Asses
sors and the Board of Review. Of
ficials are not asked to testify. As
sistant state's attorneys repeated
their statements today that no tax
officials will be called. Clerks and
deputy assessors may be heard, but
none of the high men will get -a
chance for an immunity bath.
Coffee men who have been losing
business which had mysteriously
gone onto the books of the Puhl
Webb Co. are reported to have hired
detectives to find out whether Thom
as J. Webb's drag as a member of
the Board of Review had any con
nection with big coffee contracts
coming to his concern. E. G. Set
tle of the H. R. Hal Coffee Co., 23 W.
Kinzie St., said to reporters yesterday
that paid gum-shoe men have been
collecting evidence against the
Board of Review.
"My boy, you seem to be interest
ed in Indian lore. Do you know what
they call the tents the Indians live
"Oh, I know circus tents!"

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