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the revenue law of Illinois, Mr. Ro
senwald had never at any time paid
one dollar of taxes on the same. The
taxes aggregated over $400,000 a
year, and for five years past oyer
$2,000,000, the payment of all of
which has been successfully evaded
to date by Mr. Rosen wald.
"No attempt was made by the oth
er side to deny the ownership of the
stock, to question the number or
value of the shares of stock or the
fact that it was taxable under the
laws of Illinois. After arguments
closed, Mr. Roy O. West announced
the board would value and assess the
property on a basis of 10 per cent
of its actual value. The request that
back taxes for five years should also
be assessed was refused by the
The newly elected officers of the
Federation of Men Teachers are:
Charles B. Stillman, Lane Tech.,
president; George Sype, Austin, vice
president; P. G. Stecker, Orane
Tech., secretary; Leo Kllnge, Crane
Tech.. financial secretary; F. "WV
Plapp, W. T. McCoy, A. L. McDe-J
mott, trustees; g. is. LineDarger,. J.'
A. Meade, u. u. vestal, delegates tunj
cago Federation of Labor; SrE. B.
Holman, guardian; Charles S. Wiq
MANY HURT IN TRAIN FIRE
Two men were seriously burned
and 30 others were injured, when &
combination smoking and baggage
car of a C, B. & Q. suburban train
caught fire at Kedzie. av. and W. 21st
st last night.
Every patrol wagon ana pouce am
bulance on the west side was ordered
to the wreck.
The fire was" caused by the explo
sion of a flask of fluid under one of
the seats. This ignited a number of
motion picture films.
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Detroit F. S. Fish, pres. Stude
baker Co., Detroit and South Bend,
Ind., stated his company had closed i
contracts with British government
for manufacture of $15,000,000
worth of autos, wagons and equip
ment. Washington. Ambassador Her
rick notified state dep't that French
government will reproduce Palace of
Legion of Honor at Panama-P-acific
Exposition at San Francisco.
MOBS LOOT STORES IN MEXICO
CITYTAKE ALL ARMS
Vera Cruz, Nov. 25. Mobs
swarmed through the streets of Mex
ico City last night, looting stores,
pawnshops and other business hous
es and appropriating all arms and
ammunitions that could be secured,
according to reports reaching here.
Mexico City is now practically
clear of the troops of Gen. Carranza.
Gen. Zapata and hisN hordes may
therefore enter without opposition.
Gen. Villa's troops are reported to be
Washington. Urgent messages
were sent to American Consul John
B. Silliman in MexicoCity, asking
accurate report on conditions there.
The state dep't is as yet without con
.flrmation of the reported rioting.
As evidence, however, that the ad
ministration does not look for any
emergency, attention was called to
the fact today that only Sec'y Bryan
is here today, the president and oth
er members of the cabinet being out
of town for the week end. Bryan will
leave here Thursday night for Mich
igan. El Paso, Tex. From the head
quarters of Gen. Venustiano Carran
za it was officially announuced in
messages that thousands of troops
from Gen. Alvaro Obregon's division
were being rushed to the relief of
Gov. Gen. Diaguez at Guadalajara.
Carranzistas feel that the fall of this
important city at this time would
mean disaster for their cause.
Carranza also announces that he is
embarking troops on the gunboat
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