r f-wi i n i rw jpiisHs. m
When, Tilden -died a fe-r months
ago the papers gave him a grand
send-off to his grave. They painted
the picture of his life as a model citi
zen. They told how he rose to be one
of the richest men itKJhicago from a
clerkship in a country store.
Tilden was a loyal Democrat with
the capital and aristocratic "D." He
was foremost in civic and political
affairs of the city. At one time he
tWas president of the school board.
"When he died he was a member of
the South Park board, whose million
c aire members rule the people's play
' grounds. The circuit court Judges
' decided to show their great apprecia
tion of his "loyal" and "patriotic"
term of public service by appointing
''his secretary and business partner, L.
B. Patterson, to the vacancy on the
' board. The judges ignored the ap
peal of organized labor to appoint one
"of their representatives to the posi
tion. At has death Tilden had $258,
519.94 on deposit in different banks.
Many of the deposits all of which
amount to much more than $5,000
have lain untouched for years.
Tilden's checking account, out of
which he yearly paid his paltry per
sonal property tax to the county,
amounted to many thousands of dol
lars. Of his entire estate, outside of a
few stocks which are listed as desper
ate, legs than $5,000 worth of notes
'are held to be of doubtful value. He
owns stock in nearly every railroad
entering into Chicago and large
blocks of stock in land companies,
'theatrical companies, public utility
companies, banks, and even a brew
ery are listed in his estate.
Yesterday a reporter for The Day
Book saw figures which said $5,000
under the amount of Edward Tilden's
.personal property in books in the
board of assessors' office. Not FIVE
MILLION, but FIVE THOUSAND.
The Tilden estate owes the county
hundreds of thousands of dollars. The
board of assessors Intends to discuss
T this at their'nest meeting. They have
the power to attempt to oolledt this
money. If they fail the matter is
turned over to the state's attorney's
office. Yesterday an official in the
state's attorney's office told a Day
Book reporter that that office was
keeping tab on the probate court
"Well act if the assessors don't,"
Tilden bequeathed his estate to his
ITALY'S WAR DECLARATION TO
FLASH BEFORE NIGHT
Rome. Italy's war declaration will
flash to Vienna before night, accord
ing to rumor credited in diplomatic
King Victor Emanuel early this
morning began preparing document
addressed to people of Italy. Said to
be proclamation of war signed by
members of cabinet, explaining how
Italy was compelled to resort to arms
in order to safeguard her national
honor and integrity.
Austrian military authorities seized
train from Milan immediately after, it
crossed Austrian border. Crew, all
Italians, placed under arrest. Rail
way agents attempting learn what
became of passengers, including sev
Along the Isonzo Austrian have cut
telegraph wires and have destroyed
hundreds of yards of railway track.
Heav yartillery is being brought up
by Austrians in Goritz.
Berlin. From headquarters of
General Mackensen's army before
Przemysl, Emperor William sent
word he has abandoned hope that
Italy will remain neutral and is pre
paring to return Italian decorations
and 'uniforms of honorary colonels,
conferred upon him and upon the
crown prince by Victor Emanuel.
Two prisoners, charged with vag
rancy escaped from "bullpen" on
11th floor of city halL Crawled
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