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2 THE OHIOAGO EAGLE. (SATURDAY, MAROH 28, 1008. Every Department of Our Establishment Afceuntft with Splendid Assortment at Mer hmdlM Executively far the use ef Men. Athletic Ootidi Automobile Supplies Boats and Launches Bicycle Bar dood Business Stationery Clothing Cutlery Cigars and Tobacee) Fishing Tackle Rods and Reels duns, Revolvers Ammunition Gloves doll Ooods Narasss and Saddtee Hardware and Tools Hats and Caps Incubators and Brooders Jewelry and Silverware Neckwear Nets and Seines Office Supplies Pipes and Smokers' Articles Shirts, Collars and Cuffs Sporting Ooods Shoes Tents and Awnings Trunks and Suit Casta 'Umbrellas Underwear Watches Wo handle only dependafele grades ef goods : our erlots are the lowest consistent wild tho quality of the ertlsle ' Chlcifo's Popular Shopping Center taU, Altai mi OMrtora Sts. riui ttcftntt 3 Mall Orfcn MM Ohloago-Ketahllehed 1 870 ORICAOO NEW YORK George W. Jackson, Inc. CONTRACTORS rldgta, Structural Steel, Machinery, Subways, Tunnels and Heavy Foundations. Interlocking Steel Sheeting. " ,,h4'"vT ''-'CV- i I i j WfisWii ' is mtmmminmn "' i , u mmr i .' m i m ' SZBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBHBBC.1 'M. I J .STVtiaHaaABSBBnirjL'BBaBBLA.E-,. A WIKIfl 1 Ml . Haass9HsaawSu&.fHBVlBBK9P'v m Our Steel Plant which covers an area of 109,642 square feet. ' OFFICEt MM? W. Jackson Blvd. WAREHOUill irt-190 Quinsy Street STEEL WORKSt 04-806 Elston Are. SO-90 Mendel St Ova. Stbil Woiks Covn aw Aasx op 109,642 Squabs Fast John M. Ewen Co. AIND BUILDERS THE ROOKERY CHICAGO tliun when Uiey wcro Indicted borore. 7'he United States Supremo Court 6D Jy 'Tnlo named decided, In effect, Unit under the Anti-Trust Ivs wltneses could bo compelled to testify nnd thnt Looks nnd pfipors required must bo produced. To cecum n Ann grip on your mil lions use Armour's Dodgcrlne. The Chicago Telephone Company Is living up to every one of Its promises to tlio people of Chicago nnd no city In tlio Union 1ms Mich splendid serv ice rendered It, If you Imvo nny doubt about what causes ho much tuberculosis In Illinois rend the fourth nnd fifth columns of page 0 In this paper. The poor tn.vpayers of tlio city of Chicago pay nn Immense amount of money annually for police and flro pro tection for the stock yards tax-dodgers. Government by Tax Dodgers and for Tax Dodgers must cease In Chicago. If your taxes trouble you try Ar mour's Dodgcrlne, to the present time, Is tho open, tin grant deflanco by tho Beef Trust of tho permanent Injunction grunted against It by tho Supremo Court of tho United States, if tho Supromo Court can bo flouted by inultl-nillllonnlro lnw-breaUors, what has becomo of our Government? Tho following, taken from pngo 8S of tho Chicago Health Dewi-tineM annual report for 1000, Issued In 1007, HjK-nkH for Itself: "In addition to this tho Inspectors at tho Union Stock Yards lmvo de stroyed 037,378 pounds of cut meats. Most of thl us returned from the various branch houses or was confined In the snusngo rooms of tho large packing houses, whero It was being Hindu Into sausage. Tho principal cauo for condemnation was decom position. Most of this meat Is either sour or slimy or In somu cases even putrid." And In tho face of theso farts, city Inspectors have been withdrawn from the "largo packing houses." Try Armour's Dodgerluo If you nro looking for a itolltlcnl Job. Highly recommended. It Is easy, evidently, to lis Reef Trust taxes. It Is hard though to fool all of tho people nil of tho time. Tho most nwful thing In tho history of this Itepnbllc from Its foundation Although Armour's Dudgerlno Is not dnno up In small packages, it s a very eirectlvo remedy. Only Olio "IIIIOMO uui.vi.vk" ' Thnt U LAXATIVK IIIIOMO QUININa Look for the leriture of i:. v. OltOVIJ. ITupil tlin World oier to Curs a PnM in Dm Day, 25c. 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 Are 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 This Be Permitted to Go On ? Will IT WILL NOT BE FOREVER, DEFEND 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 Could Be Secured by the City for the People's Benefit. IT IS TIME FOR THE PEOPLE TO DEMAND AN ACCOUNTING. Just now there Is a deficit In tho city's finances, according to tlio Comp troller, of nbout $700,000. Tho big corporation known nn Swift & Company makes nn olllclnl statement thnt It has over $100,000,000 In re sources. Tlio just annual tax on this sum would bo $1,400,000. This would wlpo out tho city's deficit twlco over. Tho Assessors only vnluo Swift & Company at $.1,000,000, tho tax on which Is only $42,000. This shows n yearly loos to tho city of $1,358,000 on this ono concern alone. Then thcro Is J. Option Armour. This man Is commonly believed to Uo worth n Ions ways over $100,000,000. IIo is said to bo tho principal owner of tho stock of Armour & Compnny, of New Jersey. Armour & Company, of Chicago. Armour Car Lines. Armour Grain Company. Hammond Packing Company. G, II, Hammond Company. Kansas City Electric Light Com pany, of Kansas City, Mo. Kansas City Hallway nnd Light Company, Metropolitan Street Railway Com pany, of Kansas City. National Packing Company. Stock Ynnls Savings Hank. Northwestern Elovnted Railroad Company. Union Stock Yards Company, of Omaha (limited). Resides thnt ho owns much of the stock of Schwarzchlld fc Sulzburgor. ond a groat deal of tho stock of tho Central Icnthcr company, United States Leather Compnny, Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Rail way Company, Tort Worth Stock Yard? Company, Fort Worth, Texas. Hutchinson Packing Co., Hutchinson, Kniicos. Northwestern Natlonol Tiro Insur ance Company, of Milwaukee, Wis. Omaha Packing Company, Prussian National Iitsurnnco Com pany, of Stettin, Germany. Thoro nro somo other concerns that Armour owns stock In, but wo pass them up for tho present. Figuring thnt ho Is worth only $100,000,000, the tax on $100,000,000 would ho $1,400,000 nnnunlly, Th AKHCHsors only vnluo Mr. Ar mour's peoonnl property nt $200,000. The annua! tax on $200,000 is only $2.S00. Tho difference between $2,800 and $1,100,000 Is $1,307,1100. This would build n great many schools nnd give great assistance to tho police nnd lire departments. And think what It would amount to, If, under tho Supremo Court decisions, the back taxes not paid are collected from Mr. Armour for flvo years. Swift & Company, the great corpora tion which tho assessors only valued Inst year at $3,000,000, reports that it has over $100,000,000 In quick assets on hand this year. Read Its annual re Itort nnd draw your own conclusions. Tho tax rato Is seven per cent on ouc-llftu of tho actual cash value. This would innko Swift & Company legally llalilo to n tnx of $1,400,000 a year. This would help out tho other taxpayers some, If It wns paid. Rut tho kind assessors only vnluo Swift & Company's $100,000,000 plant at $3,000,000, which makes their nn mini tnx only $12,000. Quito n loss to tho city In tho dif ference between $42,000 nnd $1,400,000. The funny part of It Is that In eliminating tho rich fellows tho asses sors could only llnd $00,000,000 worth of personal property In all Chicago last year. Pour millions less than tho re sources of Swift & Company. Tho annual meeting of tho stockhold ers of Swift & Compnny wns held nt tho oillccs of tho compnny nt tho Union Stock Ynrds .Tnnunry 2. 1008. . Treasurer L. A. Carton's report states thnt the "turnover" or gross business of the company nggregated $2.0,000, 000 during tho year. Tho fluniiclnl report shows n surplus nt tho closo of tho year amounting to $1.1,200,000, which Is nn Increase- of $2,803,00:' compared with tho provlous year. Those figures, nftor nllowlng about $1,000,000 for depreclntlon, which was tho amount written off, Indlcato earnings of substantially 12,00 per cent on $50,000,000 capital stock, out of which tho compnny paid 7 per cent in value of each shnro of stock Is figured dividends during tho year. There was nil Increase- of $0,003,00:5 with the preceding year, nnd tho book In tho vnluo of quick nssots compnred Tno financial report for tho year end nt $130. ed Sept. S, 1007, compares with tho piocedlng yenr ns follows: RESOURCES. 1007. Cash $ 3,35S,001 Acc'ts rocelvnblo 31,002,070 Inv't'y (enttle, sheep, hogs, nnd product Stocks nnd b'ds 12,233,000 Horses, wagons and harness . 144,100 Investments, In cluding bra'cu houses Real testate, 1m proveni'ts and equipment .. 28,203,703 11,408,800 128,400 7,007,037 10,230,014 Totals $100,008,533 LIABILITIES. Capital $50,000,000 Surplus 15,200,000 Ponds 8,000,000 Rills payable . . 23,870,230 Acc'ts payablo . 5,230,121 Reserved for tax and other Items 1,203,070 Reserved for bond Interest. 02,500 $02,710,847 $50,000,000 12,400,005 5,000,000 10,755,130 4,200,305 1,100,845 02,500 Totnls $100,008,533 $02,710,847 QUICK ASSETS. Cash $ 3,358,002 $ 3,100,002 Ae'ts recelvnblo -31,002,070 20,330,801 Inv'r'y ' (entile, sheep, hogs u ud product on hand) ... 21,735,501 21,331,374 Stocks and b'ds 12,233,000 11,10S,S00 Totals $72,320,03 1 $05,351,720 L. A. Carton, treasurer, said to tho stockholders : "Resides paying you 7 per cent upon your stock during the year and adding mi nddltlonal property vnluo of over $5 to ench sharp, wo hnvo ehnrged off to depreciation nioro than $1,000,000. "Tho turn-over wns accomplished by our packing plants, supplemented by 310 branch or distributing houses In tho United, States, nnd fifty-four distri buting ho'uscs In foreign countries. This turn-over exceeds $250,000,000 In vnluo, and was greater, both In ton nngo nnd vnluo per unit, tlinn any pre vious year In tho history of tho' company." 1000, $ 3,100,002 29,330,801 on hand) 21,735,501 21,334,374 nighty-flvo thousand wngo onmers of Chicago hnvo been notified to pay assessments on their personal prop erty, nnd accompanying tho notifica tion n statement Is mndo that tho tax rato on personal property hna been rnlsed over $1 on every hundred dol Inrs of vnluntlon. Of courso this does not apply to tho nuiltl-mllllonnlro tax dodgers who lmvo so much influence with tho assessors. They cscnpo lightly, and tho burden falls on tho poor. Tho tables of rates for the various parts of the county's personal property taxes for 1000 and 1007 show a gen eral Increase of taxation throughout. Tho tables aro as follows: 1000. 1007. South Town, Hyde Park nnd Town of Lake ....$0,577 $7.20 North Town 0,717 7.57 Lake Vlow 0,717 7.71 West Town ., 7,012 7.70 Lako View residents must pay the highest tax, The Board of Review should sum mon tho following well-known cltlsens and Interrogate them with reference to the amount of stock In foreign cor porations 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 aro both reported to be public-spirited. They should both bo wllllug to help In this matter. Thoy can, If they will, help a great deal by telling tho Board of Review what they know. Mr. Armour Is n director In tho W lowing corporations nnd tho Bonrd of Rovluw, If it wishes, can ascertain how much stock ho owns In each, or what Chicagoams do own It, as It Is taxable: Armour'car linos, Armour Grnln Company, Central Leather Company, G, II, Hammond Ojmpaiiy, Hammond Packing Company, National Packing Company, United States Leather Company. Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Rail way Company, Fort Worth Stock Yards Company, Fort Worth, Texas. Hutchinson Packing Co., Hutchinson, Kansas. Northwostorn National Fire Insur ance Company of Milwaukee, Wis. Omaha Packing Compnny, Prussian National Insuranco Com pany of Stettin, Germany. Mr. Louis F. Swift 4s a director In tho following. How much stock does ho own? At nil events ho can glvo the Hoard of Review much valuable infor mation: , Union Stock Yards, Chicago, Fowler Brothers, Limited. Llbby, McNolll & Llbby, National Packing Cotepany, St. Louis National Stock Yards Com pany. Swift's Refrigerator Transportation Company, Jlollls Cold Storage Company. Illinois Cattle Company. Mechanical Manufacturing Company. South San Francisco Land ft Im provement Company. Springfield Provision Company. Swift's Fertiliser Works. Western Meat Company. ARMOUR'S WAYS In whoso name" does Mr. Armour hold nil his stock? Spooking of his election ns director of tho Illinois, Cen tral, tho Chicago Tribune of March 7, 1008, said: "J. Ogden Armour wns nominated to succeed Mr. Titus, assistant to Presi dent Hnrahan, who'was elected nt tho stockholders' meeting Inst week to suc ceed Stuyvi-saut Fish and to hold until Mr. Armour could transfer to his own iinmo op tho books of tho company Il linois Central stock held by hlui, nnd so becomo u stockholder of record with a clear title to tho ofllco of director, Mr. Armour will bo elected nt tho reg ular meeting of tho board on March 10." Apropos of this election, tho Chicago Trlbuno on February 20 paid tho fol lowing well-deserved trlbuto to Mr. Ar mour, his "widening inllueiico" nnd tho "almost fabulous vuluo" of his great Industry: "It Is a recognition on tho part of Mr. Ilnrrlmnn of tho widening Inlluenco which Mr. Armour lins lu tho commer cial and Industrial llfo of tho country. It will not bo nn entire departuro for Mr. Armour to tnko an octlvo Interest In tho management of n great railroad property, for ho has long been finan cially Interested In the St. Paul road. Tho Armour packing Interests lmvo been associated with railroad affairs. "As president of Armour & Co. ho has doubled tho vnluo of tho property, n fact; which may appear startling to thoso knowing tho .great values repre sented In It when his father, P. D. Ar mour, wns nt Its head. At tho present tlmo ho controls not only this great In dustry of almost fabulous value, but Is , widening his Interests constantly, enter ing now fields nnd becoming n factor In them. Ills connection. with tho Illi nois Central railroad will bo only an other step In this direction." Somo of tho tax dodgers will wakft up ono of theso flno days to discover that Chicago Is not as uncivilized M they think It Is. h W -vty V4 ,'J&