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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, December 24, 1914, LAST EDITION, Image 2

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the Illinois Tax Reform Ass'n a few
years ago, made him a hard foe for all
tax crooks, is willing to aid Hoyne in
his prosecution of the "present sus
pected men.
Tyro well-known corporation law
yers called on State's Att'y Hoyne
yesterday to find out what Hoyne is
going to do in the case of Thomas J.
Webb, coffee wholesaler whose ac
tions as a tax official toward his cof
fee customers Is being investigated
by the special grand jury.
It Is known that Levy Mayer has
been seen by Webb about his case and
it Is supposed that Levy Mayer is one
of the two lawyers who saw Hoyne
The lawyers were told by Hoyne:
"L will treat Mr. Webb just as I
would any other person against
whom there are proper grounds for a
thorough investigation by a grand
jury. . There will be(na special favors.
If there is sufficient evidence, Mr.
Webb will be Indicted. If he is in
dicted there is little doubt that he will
be convicted,"
George W. Lyons, the "deteckatiff"
whose "confession" was given out Jay
McGufre & White last Sunday, puri
fying the record of Tom Webb on, the
Board of Review, was arrested yes
terday. Hoyne and his assistant,
Hayden Bell, questioned Lyons. They
"What was. the influence used on
you by the McGuire & White detective
agency to get you to come across
with this confession for Mr. Webb?
Was it strictly a moral influence? If
you got anything, how much did you
Lyons, as a Bums operative, work
ed In the interest of a St. Louis cof
fee house which wants to separate
the coffee business from tax-Jfixing In
Chicago. Reports by Lyons, as a
salesman for Wvebb. were made to
Ass't State's Att'y BelL When these
reports began coming in to purify
Webb, Bell got suspicious. He called
Lyons in. (Lyons promised he wpuld,
not sign affidavits such as were being i
signed by other Publ-Webb salesmen.
He admitted that this promise to the
state's attorney's office had been
broken and he signed such an affi
davit Hayden Bell said:
"Lyons is a peculiar case. He says
$at everything he-has signed, for or
against Webb, Is true. We have a
number of reports from Lyons which
we Have checked up on and which are
damaging to Mr. Webb. Lyons ap
pears to be either a boob or a monu
mental liar. I wouldn't cqnvictf a dog
on his 'testimony."
o o
The prediction made four years-ago
by-Judge Henry Neil, father of mo
thers' pensions, that his mothers'
pension law'would reduce crime and.
save children is conclusively proven
by the report made today to Judge
Neil by -Joel Bv Hunter,, official dis
tributor, of mothers' pensions in -Cook
county, Illinois. ,
Hunter said: "Before the pension,
law was enacted in. Illinois J280 chil
dren (out of a group of 2,000 chil
dren whosefathers were dead and the
mothers poor) were brought into the
Chicago juvenile court charged with
crime. Since the pension law has
been in operation only 8 children out
of 2,000 children whose mothers were
receiving pensions (the same kind -of
a group; nave Deen orougn rato
court charged with crime.
"This Is the greatest reduction in
crime ever known by the operation of
a single law."
Hunter's investigators report 'that
more than half the pensioned mo
thers mpyed into better neighbor
hoods and all of them stayed at home
and took care of their own children
instead of being compelled' to leave
their children, alone while they went
to work. His report sljows that the
mothers' pension law in operation in
the juvenile court in Chicago has
done more to reduce juvenile crime
than, all other laws and agencies com
bined, . , v ,
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