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VOL. 2, NO. 238 Chicago, Tuesday, July 8, 1913 ONE CENT
CHICAGO DEPARTMENT STORES ARE
PART OF INVISIBLE GOVERNMENT
The Employers3 Association of Chicago Worked With
Col. Mulhall in Helping the National Association
of Manufacturers to Govern Our Government.
BY N. D. COCHRAN
The Tribune's exposure of the invisible government began to get down
to the Chicago end of it today.
A letter published this morning shows that the Employers' Associa
tion of Chicago, through Fred W Job, its secretary, was in close touch with
Col. M. M. Mulljall, when that interesting man was chief lobbyist for the
National Association of Manufacturers.
The letter written by Secretary Job to Col. Mulhall on 'July 3, 1908,
on the official letterhead-of the Employers' Association, shows that at that
time the department stores were in the association, for John T. Pirie of Car-son-Pirie-Scott
was president of the association, and Jacob L. Kesner of
The Fair and James Simpson of Marshall Field & Co. were directors and
on the executive committee. C. E. Thome of Montgomery Ward & Co. was
also on the executive committee. t
The Jelter from Job to Mulhall also shows that the secretary of the
Employers' Association of Chicago was working with the National Associa
tion of Manufacturers in trying to control the election of a congressman in
Wisconsin, and also was in close touch with Edward Hines of the Hines
The Jenkins matter, to which Job's letterrefers,.was the candidacy for
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