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SLUGGERS AND COPS WORK TOGETHER
JOURNAL DRIVER DRAWS FINE FOR TRYING
TO MAKE NEWSBOY EAT EXTRA PAPERS
THE DAY BOOK
An Adless Newspaper, Daily Except Sunday
VOL. 5, NO. 8 Chicago, Wednesday, October 6, 1915 398
WAR ON ARSON TRUST
Big Slash in Fire Risk Rates Has Hit Chicago Since the
State's Arty's Office Waged Fight How Arson
Gang Were Knocked Out.
In January, 1913, State's Att'y
Hoyne started a fight on the "arson
trust" of Chicago. And thereby hangs
a tale of special interest to every
property owner who pays fire insur
ance. Every paper in the city heralded a
big slash in fire risk rates a short
time ago. The cost of fire protection
dropped about one-third.
Not a paper in town, however, gave
credit to Hayne and his successful
fight on the arson trust; not a daily
suggested that as the fire losses had
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prosecution of the firebug clique
started, Hoyne might have brought
about the cut in rates.
Hoyne is not a "newspaper" man.
In the car strike, in the big tax fights
and in the Teachers' Federation trou
ble, he stood up as a people'e man. He
will get little credit for this from the
trust press. "
Early in 1913 Joe Clark, a public
fire adjuster, was arrested for trying
to bribe a Hoyne assistant in an arson
case then before the grand jury.
Hoyne suspected the presence of an
arson-trnatihaty as .costing risk nav-.