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rj0T THE OHIOAQO EAQLI, SATURDAY, 8IPT1M1IW 7, 1007. Every Department of Our Establishment Abounds with splendid Assortments et Mer chandise Exclusively for the use of Men. Athletic Qoeds Automobile Supplies Boat nnd Launches nicclc Bar Goods Buslnc.s Stationery Clothing Cutlery Cigar and Tnbacee Fishing Tackle Rod and Keels duns, Revolvers Ammunition Glomes Oolf Good (Uraets and Saddles Hardware and Tools Hats and Caps Incubators and Brooders Jewelry and Sllverwnra Neckwear Nets and Seines Office Supplies Pipes and Smokers' Articles Shirts, Collars and Cuffs Sporting Goods Shoes Tents and Awnings Trunks and Suit Cases Umbrellas Underwear Watches We handle snly deotndaMe trades er floods; etir trine ars the let. conslstont wllh the quality of the artlels Chicago's Popular Shopping Center mmmmfmmmmmmmmuMmy jiww-,.. - HU. kUmt us Vtititn Sti. ChloaRo-Estnbllshed 1870 CHICAGO George W. Jackson, Inc. CONTRACTORS Bridges, Structural Steel, Machinery, Subways, Tunnels and Heavy Foundations. Interlocking Steel Sheeting. ..' v ..? v,rt 'iV iv '',"'iJV(.! . . -saILLLHHHH.vnLLLKSnHBV clP9ILkkHflHBalalfllkkkkBffiJM Our Siccl Plaiit which coers OFFICE : 109179 W. Jackson Blvd. STEEL 804-806 Elston Ave. -Ou Steel Works Cover an IMMlVXhJIVSSSZSSaanZSttamKEXlJSUL, John M. ENGINEERS AND BUILDERS THE ROOKERY H V-itJH ,H.i In a torra of four years, all to bo chohon ut tlio siiiiio time. ThK will moan tlmt with tlio election of it tuw parliamen tarians the control of the Council will In In the liiimls of two or tlm-o mon for four Ion;; yearn. How can tlio jh) plo of Chicago c.pcct any needed or honest legislation from a City Coun cil that 1h Niili-ervlcut to u fow men? Many of tliu men win aro advocating tho uw charter have no property or rtbcr material Interests In Chicago. Officials controlkil by tax dodgers ure jetting too numerous In Chicago. How rioi-H tho llttlo grocer In the uli. urbs, who pays taxes ou the full v.i'uo o! IiIk Knmll .store, like It that tho big packers are not nesess'(l ou one-llftlcth of tbolr nsil value? I low docs tho retail butcher llko It? How do the wap manufacturers llko Jt that Armour docs not pay on bin en tire plant tho real value of his soup -workH? Government by Tax Dodgers nnd for Tax Dodgers must cense In Chicago. To bear some of the charter gang tnltc jou'd Imaglno that If It wasn't for them Chicago could not exist. Tho, packers In magozlno Articles and erorywhero olso have claimed tliAt their profits all name from "by prod- .vets"; that thero was nothing la their mr rnttf EuhMci J Miil Orrrt Ullrt NEW YORK an area of 109,642 square feet. WAREHOUSE. 178-190 Qulney Street WORKS: 80-90 Mendel St Axza or 109,642 Squaw Fm Ewen Co. CHICAGO Lttjzinzvsxzzzxzzza: regular business flut loss, etc. If this Is so, their most profitable) "by product" would appear to Ik tax dodging, Tho Union Stock Ynrds Company, of Omaha, (Limited) Is a corporation owned In Chicago, It Is capitalized for $7,500,000 nnd our esteemed fellow citizen, Samuel Meltohorts Is one of tho directors. .Mr. Mcltobcrts would probably be only too glnd to tell tho Hoard of Rovlow what Chlcngoans own this stock, as ho Is tho secretary nnd tio.isuror of tho company. The taxa tion of this stock In Chicago would add $105,000 per annum to tho revenue of tho people. A total of $525,000 for flvo years. Call Mr. Mcltobcrts by nil means, gentlemen of tho Hoard of lto vlow. Tho charter gang Is up against It Tlio jK-opIo aro on to tho gang's gmuo and will play their hand on Septem ber 17. The new charter means Sunday elos- Ins Why do wo accept tainted money from TrustH for schools and hospitals s a compliment when tlio money Is legally duo us from them nud a great deal more at that? And why do wo organize societies to solicit charity from those delinquent trusts, whon so cieties should bo organized to seo thnt tbolr taxes nro paid anfl thon tho poo plo would not hnvo to bo under obli gations to Trusts for charity. I COLLECT THESE BACK TAXES. Taxes Alleged to Be Over Twenty Millions of Dollars Are Said to Be Due from Holders of the Stock of Big Outside Corporations Residing in Chicago. This Is a Gross Injustice to the Small Taxpayers of the City, Who Ire Forced to Bear the Whole Burden of the Expenses of Govern ment, While Immense Holdings Are Overlooked. Common People Must Pay Taxes Upon Every Investment that They Make, but the Rich and Powerful Escape How Long Will This Be Permitted to Go On ? IT WILL NOT BE FOREVER, DEPEND UPON THAT! If Chicago Men Who Own Theso Corporations Ware Made to Pay Their Just Share of Taxes, the Firemen, School Teachers and Other Public Servants, Who Are Now Very Much Underpaid, Would Not Only Receive Just Compensation, bat More Schools, Electric Lights, Parks and Other Needed Improvements . Gould Be Secured by the City for the People's Benefit. IT IS TIME FOR THE PEOPLE TO DEMAND AN ACCOUNTING. All stocks of corporations organized under tho laws of other States than Illinois, that are ownod In Chicago, nro taxable hero. Dut through somo oversight of tho Board of Assessors nnd Board of He view, n majority of tho most valuable oscnpo taxation, Tho Chicago Englo has been looking up tho fncts In this matter, as It Is of paramount Importance to every man, woman nud child In tho city. Already enough valunblo stock In outsldo corporations has been found omitted from tho tax schedules to foot up n good total In taxes nlono of $20, 000,000. Twenty millions of dollars I Just thl tilt of It. Why, that sum would buy nil of tho street railroads in Chicago, equipment nud nil. It would ralso tho salaries of tho firemen of Chicago, nud they ought to bo ml sod. It would ralso tho salaries of tho school teachers nnd they ought to bo raised. Jt would give us tho best lighted nnd best paved and cleanest streets In tho world, nnd n lot of other good things besides. The Chicago method of taxation Is to take tho total valuation and thon mnku tho owner pay on ono-flfth of that valuation. Tho tax Is about 7 per cent on this fifth. Whero tnxes hnvo not been pnld on any foreign capital stock, tho Supremo Com t has decided that tho authorities can gd back nnd collect tnxes for flvo yearn. This Is whero tho twenty millions will coma In, I,et us look nt a fow corporations, for example, nnd seo what wo can fig ure out. Hero Is a foreign corpqrntlon to commence with thnt wo don't find on recent tax books: Swift's Itofrlgorntor Transportation Company, organized under tho laws of tlio Stato of Maine. Capital stock, $.",000,0)0. livery cent of this stock Is owned Jn this city. How much of It rnxed by tho Hoard of Hovlew? If, ns Is alleged, this stock has es caped taxation bore, then thero Is duo tho peoplo from this fourco nlone, for flvo years, nt $70,000 per yenr, tho fine sum of $350,000, enough to rnlso tho salaries of flremen and school teachers. Under tho decision of tho Supromo Court of Illinois, you can go back five years In each and every enso for back taxes nnd nil stock of foreign corpora tions held In Illinois, Is taxable, tho rn to -being 7 per cent on ono-flfth of tho pnr value. Governor Dcnccn Is now going after tho Illinois Central Itallroud for its back tuxes for flvo years. In tnls connection ho should not overlook tho Chicago Junction Railway. Neither should tho Hoard of ltovlow. Tho Chicago Junction Railway 1b capitalized as follows: Common stock, $(1,500,000. Preferred stock, $0,r00,000. Totr5 slock value, $1.1,000,000. Tho Chicago Junction Railway Is In corporntcd under tho laws of tho Btnto of New Jersey, nnd every dollar of Its stock Is owned In this city. And every dollar of It Is tnxablo here. Don't you forget thnt. Let us seo how tho taxes of tho Chi cago Junction Hallway flguro up for live years: Tho tax Is 7 per cent on ono-flfth of tho valuation, One-flfth of $13,000,000 Is $2,000,000, nnd tho taxes ou this for ono yenr nmou.it to $1S2,000. Tor flvo years this reaches tho ro-f-peetablo sum of $010,000. What do you think of that? Now many school houses would this sum build? Now ninny flremen, school teachers nud policemen -would It pay? Now many olectrlo lights would It put In servlco? Whero Is tho Hoard of Review? What Is-tho Hoard of Review going to do about It? Tho North American Transportation nnd Trading Company Is capitalized for $."5,000,000. Lot tho Hoard of Rovlow get busy In this direction nnd add $350,000 moro In tnxes to tho credit of tho peoplo. Tho stock of tho Union Stock Ynrds Company of South Omaha, n Nebraska corporation, Is nil owned In Chicago and tnxablo bore, but It seems, llkq others, tn havo been overlooked. Tho Union Stock Ynrds of South Omaha, Is n corporation capitalized at $7,500,000. Tho taxes on this stock, If collected for flvo years, would put $525,000 In tho people's treasury. Whero Is tho Hoard of Rovlow? Why Is ths concern overlooked? Llhby, McNeill & Llbby Is a Now Jersey corjwratlon capitalized nt $2, 000,000. Uvory dollar of It owned In Chicago. Tho tnxes on tills for flvo years foots up $140,000, Tho Kansas City Stock Yards Is an other outsldo corporation. It Is from Missouri, but every dollar of Its $l),O00,O00 capital Is owned In Chicago. Wo havo failed to And where tho Chi cago men who owu this stock hnvo paid any taxes on It. ' Tho taxes ou this duo bunch for flvo years, If collected, would net tho peo ple of Chicago $030,000. Swift & Company, of Illinois, that great corporation capitalized for $50, 000,000, should pay taxes on ovory dol lar's worth of stock It owns In foreign corttorntlous. Has tho Hoard of Rovlow ever taken any steps to uncertain how much this corporation or its oiliccrs own lu cor (orations outsldo tho Stato? I'erhaps wo may help them by quot ing tho following list of outsldo corpo rations owned by Swift & Company, of Illinois, according to tho report of tho United States Commissioner of Corpo rations: Swft St Company, of Maine, a corpo ration which sells tho output of Swift & Co.. of Illinois, In tho Now England Stales nnd parts of New York nnd Now Jersey, nud owns n controlling Interest In tho linns of tho Swift Roof Com piny, of Hostons O. V. nnd R. C. Swift, Hoston: 0. P. Swift & Company, Hos ton, nnd X. 12. Hollls & Company, Hos ton, MawachuRctts. Swift & Company, of West Virginia, which oporates ninny branches lu sev eral different States for Rolling beef, pork, mutton, canned goods, etc., etc. Swift & Company, of Xow York, which controls n largo number of branch houses In tho Stato of Xow York, all doing n big business, Swift Fertilizer Works, engaged in niaufncturlng fertilizers In tho Stato of (Jeorgla. Swift Refrigerator Transportation Company, nnd Swift Llvo Stock Trans portation Company, corporations of tho Stato of Maine. Swift noef Company, Limited, doing business In Great Britain, Swift Hacking Company, soiling ngonts for Swift & Company of 1111 note, in Germany, Swift & Company of Illinois nro said to own lnrgo blocks of stock In tho Union Stock Yards Company of Oma ha, tho KnnsnB City Stock Yards Com pany, tho Fort Worth Stock Ynrds Company, tho St. Joseph Stock Ynrds Company, nnd tho St. Pnul Uulon Stock Yards Company, Resides tho corporations already named, tho Swifts aro said to own and absolutely control Llbby, McNeill & Llbby, of Maine; John P. Squire & Company, a New Jersey corporation, with a big packing plant In Cambridge, Mass., and branches nil over Xow En gland; Hoston Packing & Provision Company, of Mnssochusctts ; Xow En gland Dressed Meat & Wool Company of Maine; North Packing & Provision Company of Mnlno; Sperry & Humes Company of Connecticut; Sturtcvant & Iinley of Hoston; V. Merwln Com pany, Worcester, Mass.; Sprlngflold Provision Company, Sprlugflcld, Mass.; White, Percy & Dexter Company, Worcester, Mass.; Halstead & Com pany, Xow York; C. II. Davis & Co., Xorwlch, Conn.; nimbler, Vau Wagon en & Company, Xewnrk, Xow Jersey. The 'capital stock of all of tho aboro corporations being owned In Chicago. Why don't tho peoplo of Chicago get tho benefit of it? Tlio Uonrd of Rovlow certainly ought to get enough out of them to enable tho city to equip a good street car Hue. Armour & Company, a big Chicago and Illinois corporation, owns a groat deal of stock lu outsldo cortioratlons. Among others Armour & Company of Now Jersey, Tho following token from pages 21)1 and 202 of tho report of tho United States Commissioner of Corporations, tells us something upon this subject: "Tho New Jersey corporation was formed for tho purpose of transacting certain business which tho Illinois corporation was uot authorized to trausact. Armour & Co. of New Jer sey oporates practically all tho branch houses for tho snlo of beef ami other packing houso products supplied by Armour & Co, of Illinois. It also owns tho Armour packing houses nt Sioux City and Fort Worth. For conven ience tho accounts of Armour & Co, of Now Jersey aro carried ou tho books of Armour & Co. of Illinois. To ascer tain tho business transactions of tlio Now Jersoy corporation, It Is merely necessary to tako tho accounts rotating to tho branch houses and t!me relating to tho Fort Worth nnd Sioux City packing houses. Tho company, how over, Is a genulno one, having largo actual assets of lis own, not u mero paper name. It has no. separata books nud no profits separate from thoso ap pearing lu tho accounts of Armour & Co. of Illinois." After reading tho nbovo from tho re port of tho United States Commissioner of Corporations, wo would llko to nsk whero our noard of Assessors aud nonrd of Rovlow Jiavo been? Hy going back for Ave years nnd collecting the taxes on the stock of this foreign corporation ownod In Chicago, our firemen could havo their pay dou bled, our school teachers could bo bet ter paid, and the city would be much better off. Tho Hoard of Rovlow should sum mon tho following well-known citizens aud Interrogate them with reference to tho amount of stock In foreign cor poratlons owned In Chicago, which they huvo knowledgo of: J. Ogdcn Armour, Louis F. Swift. John A. Spoor. Laurenco A. Carton, Arthur Meeker. Mr. Swift and Mr. Armour are both reported to bo public-spirited. They should both bo willing to help lu this matter. They can, If they will, help n groat deal by telling tho Hoard of Rovlow. what they know. Mr. Armour Is a director In tho fol lowing corporations nnd tho Hoard of Rovlow, If it wishes, enn nscortnln how much stock ho owns In each, or what ChlengoaiiB do own It, as It Is tnxablo: Armour car Hues, Armour Grain Company, Central Leather Company, G, II. Hammond Company, Hammond Packing Company, National Packing Company, United States Leather Company. Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Rail way Company, Fort Worth Stock Ynrds Company, Fort Worth, Texas. Hutchinson Packing Co.. Hutchinson. Kansas. Northwestern Nntlonnl Flro Insur ance Company of Milwaukee, Wis. Oiiinhn Pncklug Company. Prussian National Iusurnnco Com pnny of Stettin, Germauy, Mr. Louis F. Swift Is a director In tho following. How much stock does ho own? At nil ovonts ho can glvo the Hoard of Rovlow much valuable Infor mation : Union Stock Ynrds, Chicago. Fowler Brothers, Limited. Llbby, McNeill & Llbby. National Packing Company. St. Louis Notional Stock Yards Com pany. Swift's Refrigerator Transportation Company. Hollls Cold Storago Company. Illluols Cnttlo Company. Mechanical Manufacturing Company. South San Francisco Lund & Im provement Company. Sprlngflold Provision Company, Swift's Fertilizer Work. ' Western Meat Comsny. ' I " - ," .. ,: MiU.