Response to 50 Reasons Chicago Is Second To NO City:
Nice but in Chicago we don’t bother to count.
“Chicago the Second City” (11/17/1887): “… Chicago will not be competing hereafter with Brooklyn for the third place among the American cities, but with Philadelphia for second. The population of Philadelphia, taking the estimates of its own directory- men and officials as correct, is now, 933,801. Chicago will have no difficulty, even though neither Lake View [sic] nor Englewood be added, in overtaking and passing Philadelphia before the general census is taken in 1890. Its claims to be the second city of the United States will be freely acknowledged then.” Chicago Daily Tribune (11/17/1887): 4.