THE FIREMEN WIN.
The Benevolent Association of the Chicago Fire Department brought suit against the City Comptroller, John A. Farwell, to compel him to pay over to it one-eighth of the amount of all insurance rates paid into the city Treasury. Since the adoption of the new City Charter this amount has not been paid to the Association. The Comptroller claimed that the adoption of the new charter virtually abolished the law under which the society received a portion of the insurance taxes. The case was heard in the Circuit Court, and Judge Rodgers decided it in favor of the association.