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THE OHIOAQO EAGLE, SATURDAY, OOTOBER 12, 1007.
COLLECT THESE BACK TAXES. Every Department of Our Establishment Atettnos with SpleiNM AssertmenU t Mer fcantftM ex4uftlvtly far tht hm f Me Taxes Alleged to Be Over Twenty Millions of Dollars Are Athletic (feeds Automobile Supplies Boats and Launches Bicycles Bar Ooods Business Stationery Clothing Cutlery Clears and Tobace Flihlnt Tackle Rods and Reels duns, Revolvers Ammunltloa Gloves Oolf Ooods Harasss and Saddles Hardware and Tools Hats and Caps Incubators and Brooders Jewelry and Silverware Neckwear Nets and Selnea Office Supplies Pipes and Smokers' Articles Shirts, Collars and Cuffs Sporting Ooods Shoes Tents and Awnings Trunks and Suit Cass Umbrellas Underwear Watches I We handle enly dfsertdsbla grades r goods: our arleea re the lowest, consistent with the auollty of the article Chicago's Popular Shoppin Center Che ?mr till. AstsM MS DNrkors tlu rM tiriiMt 3 Mill OrStn Him Chloago-Istahllshed I87B CHICAGO George W. Jackson, Inc. CONTRACTORS Bridges, Structural Steel, Machinery, Subways, Tunnels and Heavy Foundations. Interlocking Steel Sheeting. . Wt j. ' , ' ' ' ' r' "' i ' 1 'i y 1 ' '- I '''i LBLsWiv I M fJgiBiBiBiBiBiBBfk Our Steel Plant which covers an OFFICE: 1CM79 W. Jackson Bird. STEEL, WORKS! 04-806 Elston Ave. 80-90 Mendel St -On Btbsl Woke Covm an Ajusa or 109,642 Bqtmm Fut John M. AiSD BUILDERS I THE ROOKERY hharo of taxes nnd to shift tlit burden of thcee exempted taxes on the poor man, then such n govornmout Is it farce. If n so-called government mere ly consists of a collection of hlgh-enl-nrlod olllceholilors, whoso principal ob ject In olhclnl llfo npiKsirx to ho to curry fnvor with tax-dodging corpora tions ami tho olllcorrt thereof, It Is time that the peoplo found out what thoso favors', m curried, consist of. The jwoplo nro awakening upon thin sub ject. The great majority of them are law-abiding! but they do not propose that the law-abiding shall bo done by the poor alono, while tho tnx-dodglng inultl-mllllonalres can bo a law unto themselves. Harrlman U said to be a partner of Armour's In tho Chicago mibwny scheme, llnrrlmin will probably lend Armour wmio of his great popularity. Billy Lorlmcr Is nerving his last torm In Congni-s. Ills wipport of tho pro hibition and tax-raising charter settled Ids hash forover more. ., . , , ,r . ., in - 4li. I .,o..i . ,...... iu, wu W. "'" ix-flxlng gentlemen. How Armour and Swift would hall a war with Japan I Tho market for canned goods would get a great boost Lake Forwrt Afweawnenta have been made public. MIhh Helen Culver lends with $V1,J0 worth of personal property. Delavan Smith Is second NEW YORK area of 109,(i42 square feet. WAREHOUSE! 178190 Qulncy Street Ewen Co. CHICAGO with $1-15,000. Carter II. IFtzhugb is third with $10!,000. Whore, oh, whore. Ih Louis P. Swift? Can It bo posslblo that ho Is nmong thoso who "also rnu"? Tho Reef Trust Is worse than over. When millions of taxes aro wiped off tho books It mu-st bo for some consld erutlon. Wlmt Is this collaboration? If you want inoro policemen nnd moro tlremon, you must get after tho tax dodger. There lies tho remedy. A rigid examination of tho mill; sold by tho companies In Chicago should be made. Tho peoplo demand puro milk and they should get It. With tho Beef Trust enlisting Its trim tod employes as government moat Inspectors, tho outlook for puro food Is pretty gloomy. " "" "MUM" III 'Villi iliu uuinuii'ij Graft nt tho City Hall? i Illinois to noi umy tne headquarters if tin- Beef Trust, hut Uia people of Illinois aro its principal victims. Tho Iloard of Review should sum mon Messrs. Armour, Swift, Carton, Meeker and the rest and find out Just how much stock of outside companies Is owned by their corporations. 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 Are Forced to Dear 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 These Corporations Were 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, but 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 organised under the laws of other States than Illinois, that nro owned In Chicago, are taxable here. Dut through some oversight of the Board of Assessors and Hoard of Re view, a majority of tho most vuluablo cscupo taxation. Tho Chicago Eagle has been looking up tho facts In thla mattor, as It Is of paramount Importance to every man, woman nnd child In tho city. Already enough vahiablo stock In outside corporations bos been found omitted from tho tax schedules to toot up a good total In taxes alono of $20, 000,000. Twenty millions of dollars I Just think of It. Why, that sum would buy nil of tho street rnllroads in Chicago, equipment and all. It would raise tho salaries of tho firemen of Chicago, nnd they ought to bo raised. it would ralso tho salaries of tho school tenchcrs and they ought to bo ritUnil. It would glvo us the best lighted nnd best paved nnd cleanest streets In tho world, nnd n lot of other good thmgs lieMdes. Tlu Chicago method of tnxntlon Is to tako tho total valuation nnd then ninkn tho owner pay on ono-fUth of that valuation. Tho tax hi about 7 per cent on this fifth. Where taxes hnvo not been paid on any foreign capital stock, tho Supromo Court has decided that tho authorities cau go ba:k und collect taxes for flvo yearn. This Is where tho twenty millions will como In. Iet us look nt a fow corporations, for example, und seo what wo can fig uro out. Hero Is n foreign corporation to commence with that wo don't And on recent tax hooks: Hwlft's Itofrlcerntor Transportation Company, organized under tho la.fs of tho State of Maine. Capital stock, $5,000,000. Every cent of this stock Is owned In this city. How much of It tuned by ti nonrd of Ilovlow? If, ns Is alleged, this stock has es caped tnxntlon hero, then thero Is duo tho peoplo from this sourco nlono, for flvo years, nt $70,000 per year, the flno sum of $350,000, enough to rnlso tho salaries of firemen nnd school teachers. Under the decision of the Supremo Court of Illinois, you can go back Ave years In each nnd every caso for back taxes nnd nil stock of foreign corpora tions held In Illinois, Is taxable, tho rate being 7 per cent on one-fifth of tho par value. Governor Dcncen Is now going nftcr tho Illinois Central Railroad for Its back taxes for Ave years. In tals connection bo should not overlook tho Chicago Junction Railway. Neither should th Hoard of Review. The Chicago Junction Railway Is capitalised as follows: Common stock, $0,600,000. Preferred stock, $0,500,000. Total siock value, $13,000,000. Tho Chicago Junction Railway Is In corporated under tho laws of tho Stato of Now Jersey, and every dollar of Its stock is owned tn this city. And orcry dollar of It Is Uxablo hero. Don't you forget that. Let us seo how the taxes of tho CM cngo Junction Hallway tlguro up for live years: Tho tax Is 7 per cent on onc-flftb of tho valuation. One-fifth of $13,000,000 1s $2,000,000, nnd tho taxes on this for ono year amount to $182,000. Tor flvo years this reaches tho ro spectablo sum of $010,000. What do you think of that? How many school houses would this sum build? How mnny firemen, school teachers nnd policemen would It pay? How tunny electric lights would It put In sorvlco? Whero Is tho nonrd of Review? What Is tho Board of Review going to do nliout It? Tho North American Transportation nnd Trading Company is capitalized for $5,000,000. Let tho Hoard of Review get busy In this direction and add $3.10,000 moro In taxes to tho credit of tho people Tho stock of tho Union Stock Yards Company of South Omaha, n Nebraska corporation, Is nil owned In Chicago nnd tnxable here, but It seems, like others, to hnvo been overlooked. The Union Stock Ynrds of South Omaha, Is a corporation capitalized at $7,500,000. Tho taxes on tills stock, If collected Tor five years, would put $525,000 In tho people's treasury. Whero Is tho Board of Itovlew? Why Is ths concern overlooked? Llbby, McNeill & Mbby Is a New Jersey corporation capitalized at $2, 000,000. Every dollar of it owned In Chicago. The taxes on this for Ave yoars foots up $140,000. Tbo Kansas City Stock Yards Is an other outside corporation. It Is from Missouri, but every dollar of Its $0,000,000 capital Is owned In Chicago. Wo havo failed to And where the Chi cago men who own this stock have paid any taxes on It The taxes on this Ano bunch for flvo years, if collected, would net tbo poo plo of Chicago $030,000. Swift & Company, of Illinois, that great corporation capitalized for $50, 000,000, sltould pay taxes on every dol lar's worth of stock It owns In forclgu corporations. Has tbo Hoard of Review over tnkon any steps to ascertain how much this corporation or Its ofllccrs own iu cor IK) rat Ions outsldo tho Stato? Perhaps wo tuny help them by quot ing tho following list of outsldo corpo rations owned by Swift & Company, of Illinois, according to the report of tbo United States Commissioner of Corpo rations : Swft & Compnny, of Maine, n corpo ration which sells the output of Swift & Co., of Illinois, in tho Now Knglnnd States and parts of Now York nnd Now Jcrsvy, and owns n controlling Interest In the Arms of tho Swift Beef Com pnny, ol Boston ; G. P. and E. C. Swift, Boston: 0. T. Swift & Compnny, Bos ton, and X, E. Hollls & Company, Bos ton, Massachusetts. Swift & Company, of Wost Virginia, which operates ninny branches hi sev eral different States for selling beef, pork, mutton, canned goods, etc., etc. Swift & Company, of Now York, which controls a largo number of branch houses In tho Stato of New York, all doing a big business. Swift Fertilizer Works, engnged In inanfacturliig fertilizers In tho State of Georgia. Swift Hofrlgerator Trnn&portntlon Company, nnd Swift Live Stock Trans portntlon Company, corporations of tlxj Stato of Maine. Swift Beef Confpany, Limited, doing business In Great Britain. Swift Packing Compnny, selling agents for Swift & Company of Illi nois, in Germany. Swift & Compnny of Illinois aro said to own large blocks of stock In the Union Stock Ynrds Company of Oma ha, tho Kansas City Stock Ynrds Com pnny. tho Fort Worth Stock Ynrds Company, the St. Joseph Stock Ynrds Company, nnd the St. Paul Union Stock Yards Company. Besides the corporations already named, the Swifts nre said tn own nnd absolutely control Llbby, McNeill A Llbby, of Maine; John P. Squlro & Company, n Now Jersey corporation, with a big packing plant in Cambridge, Mass., and brunches nil over Now En gland; Boston Packing & Provision Cotnjmny, of Massochusotts; New En gland Dressed Meat & Wool Company of Mnlno; North Packing &' Provision Company of Mnlno; Sicrry & Uarnes Company of Connecticut; Sturtovnnt & Haley of Boston; P. Mcrwln Com pany, Worcester, Mass.; Springfield Provision Company, SprlngAold, Mass. ; White, Percy & Doxter Compnny, Worcester, Moss. ; Ilalstead & Com pany, New York; C. II. Davis & Co., Norwich, Conn.; Blmbicr, Vnu Wagon on & ComiMiny, Newark, New Jersey. Tho capital stock of all of tho nboro corporations being owned In Chicago. Why don't tho peoplo of Chicago get tho bcnellt of It? Tho Board of Ilovlow certainly ought to get enough out' of them to enable the city to equip n good street car line. Armour & Company, a big Chicago ami Illinois corporation, owns n great deal or stock In outstdo eori to rations. Among others Armour & Company of Now Jersey. Tho following taken from pages 201 and 21)2 of tho report of tho United States Commissioner of Corporations, tells us something upon this subject; "Tho New Jersey eoriowtlon was formed for tho purposo or transacting cert n In business which tho Illinois cororutloii was not authorized to transact. Armour & Co. of Now Jer sey olenites practically all tho branch houses for tho snlo of beef nnd other packing bouso products supplied by Armour & Co. of Illinois. It also owns tho Armour packing bouses at Sioux City nnd Fort Worth. For convon lenco tho accounts of Armour & Co. of New Jersey nro carried ou tho books of Armour & Co. of Illinois. To nscor tain the business transactions of the New Jersey corporation, It Is merely necessary to take tho accounts relating to tbo branch houses and those relating to tbo Fort Worth and Sioux City packing houses. Tbo company, how ever, Is a genuine ono, having largo actual assets of Its own, not a moro paper name. It has no separate books and no profits separate from those ap pearing in the accounts of Armour ft Co. of Illinois." After reading the above from the re port or tho United States Commissioner of Corporations, we would like to ask where our Bonrd of Assessors and Hoard of Review have been? By going back for Ave year and collecting the taxes on the stock of tbis foreign corporation owned In Calcsjo, our Aremen could have their pay dou bled, our school teachers could bo -better paid, and the city would be much better off. The Board of Review should sum mon tbo following well-known cltlsens nnd lutorrognte thorn with reference to tho amount of stock In foreign cor poratlons owned In Chicago, which they have knowledge of: J. Ogden Armour. Louis F. Swift. John A. Spoor. Laurence A. Carton. Arthur Meeker, Mr. Swift nnd Mr. Armour are both reported to be public-spirited. They should both bo willing to kelp In this matter. They can, If they will, help a great deal by telling tbo Board of Review 1 what tbey know. Mr. Armour Is n director In the fr lowing corporations and the Board of Hovlow, If It wishes, can ascertain bow much stock ho owns Iu each, or what Chlcngoaiis do own It, ns It Is taxable : Armour civr lines, Armour Grain Compnny, Central Leather Compnny, G. II. Hammond Company, Hammond Packing Company, National Packing Company, United States Lcathor Company. Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Hall way Company, Fnrr Worth Stock Ynrds Company, Fort Worth, Texas. Hutchinson Packing Co., Hutchinson, Kansas. Northwestern National Fire Insur ance Company of Milwaukee, Wis. Omaha Packing Company, Prussian National Insurance Com pany of Stettin, Gormany. Mr. Louis V. Swift la a director In tho following. How much stock does ho own? At nil events ho can give, the Hoard of Reviow much valuable Infor mation : Uulon Stock Yards, Chicago, Fowler Brothers, Limited. Llbby, McNeill ft Llbby. Nnttonnl Packing Company, St. Louis National Stock Yards Com pany. Swlft'a Hofrlgerator Transportation Company. Hollls Cold Storage Company. Ill'nols Cattle Company. Mechanical Manufacturing Company. South San Francisco Land ft In prorement Company. SprlngAold Provision Company. Swift's Fertiliser Works. Western Meat Company,