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LOOKS LIKE NASTY WARFARE IN
-. HIGH SOCIETY
An open, nasty warfare in high so
ciety circles is threatened over the
mysterious World's Fair fund of $67,
000, which. Harlow N. Higinbotham
and Mrs. Potter Palmer are quarrel
Higinbotham now intimated he
may start suit to compel Mrs. Palmer
to immediately take steps to put the
money to the purpose for which it
was gathered, namely "the perma
nent betterment of women and chil
dren." . It will be remembered that when
Potter Palmer died he left $200,000
to which the $67,000 was to have
been added and that the whole
amount was to be used for the erec
tion of a memorial building for wo
men and children.
Mrs. Palmer claims that Mr. Palm
er made it a condition that the build
ing should be on the lake front at
the foot of Randolph street and that
this was impossible through the ac
tion of the Supreme Court.
Higinbotham in reply says this is
not so and that Palmer didn't care
where the building was erected, just
so it was put up.
"But," adds Higinbotahm, "if Airs.
Palmer is right and her late hus
band's money can't be used, let her
say bow much she'll subscribe and
we'll soon get the rest of the amount
"LADY KILLER" KILLS GUNMAN
St. Louis, March 3. Wesley (Red)
Simon, a gunman, charged with mur
der of Emmett Carroll, was shot to
death by Larry Zang, 28, who was
wanted as a witness to tell whether
Simon borrowed a revolver from him
before the shooting of Carroll.
Zang recently returned to St. Louis
and was arrested on an old charge
to hold him as a witness. The trial
opened yesterday with six detectives
guarding Simon and other detectives
stationed at the entrance of the
courtroom to prevent trouble.
Simon strolled lofciirrly out of the
courtroom at noon recess aprt went
into Mooney's saloon at Thirteenth
and Chestnut streets. There he met ,
Zang and, according to the latter,
Simon threatened him.
"When he started at me," said
Zang, "I thought he meant to get me
and I pulled first. I didn't know I
Zang is a bartender and is known
to the police as a "lady killer." Sev
eral days ago he attained notoriety
when three young women swallowed
poison because of jealousy regarding
him. One died. Twice jealous wo
men threw acid in his face.
CHARGE CITY ATTORNEY WITH
The Bureau of Public Efficiency
yesterday made a report in which
they claimed the payroll of City Att'y
N. L. Piotrowski is padded.
The bureau claims to have discov
ered the names of nine men on Pio
trowski's payroll who are not doing
any work for the city.
Other "claims made by Harris S.
Keeler, director of the bureau, are:
In 1903 the payroll appropriation
for the city attorney's office was $48,
720. In 1913 it was $118,660, an in
crease of $69,940, or 143 per cent,
in ten years.
In 1903 the number of positions in
the office was forty-two. In 1913 the
number was seventy-nine.
In 1903 the number of investigators
was twenty-six. In 1913 it was fifty-.
Of the fifty-three investigators on
the payroll for the month ended
April 11, 1913, twenty were precinct
committeemen elected in April, 1912.
An inscription found at Lanuvium,
where the Empress Livia had a villa,
shows that the little provincial town
had a women's debating club. The
walls of Pompeii, when the shroud of
lava had been -removed from its
scorced face, bore election addresses-
.signed by women 29 B. C.