| The Universal Trading & Supply Co. |
 | 35th & Morgan Sts.                 |
 | Chicago, Ill.                      |

Mr. H. E. Poronto, Industrial Agent,
Central Manufacturing District,
Chicago, Ill.

Dear Mr. Poronto:-

          We desire to express our appreciation of the facilities which we
enjoy in the CENTRAL MANUFACTURING DISTRICT.  We have no hesitancy in
saying that the best investment our Company ever made was the purchase of
ground and erection of our building at 35th & Morgan Sts., in the CENTRAL
MANUFACTURING DISTRICT. 

          In a mail-order business, our orders come from all directions
which necessitates our shipping over every Railroad going out of Chicago,
and the expense of distributing the merchandise to the different freight
stations by wagon or drays would consume a great part of the profits. 

          We are able to save this expense by loading our "less than
carload"  shipments in the rear of our building from which they are taken
to the Union Freight Station and there distributed to the various
Railroads.

          The facilities for handling freight which we enjoy in the
CENTRAL MANUFACTURING DISTRICT are unsurpassed in the "GREAT CENTRAL
MARKET" both for promptness of service, convenience, and saving in
handling small shipments.

          The unprecedented building up and development of the District is
a monument to the genius of the promoters, also the best testimonial of
the splendid facilities enjoyed by all of us. 

          We congratulate the Trustees and Managers upon the success of
the CENTRAL MANUFACTURING DISTRICT.

                                              Yours very truly,

                                     THE UNIVERSAL TRADING & SUPPLY CO

D-B                                              /s/ E. L. Dark, Pres.



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