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OAK PARK ELEVATED , GUNMAN DRAWS YEAR
MUST GET OFF THE TERM IN HOUSE OF
GROUND OR QUIT CORRECTION
THE DAY BOOK
An Adless Daily Newspaper,
N. D. Cochran, -jSBE Te, Monroe 353.
Editor and Publisher. "ffSglgg .Automatic 51-422.
500 South Peoria St. 398 By Mail, 50 Cents a Month.
VOL. 3, NO. 151 Chicago, Thursday, March 26, 1914 ONE CENT
WOMAN TILLS LAND WORTH FORTUNE
AN ACRE RIGHT ON BROADWAY
The Last Farm In New York City Is the Mpst Valuable
Plot of Ground in the World Gives Mrs. Zer
renner and Children Fine Living.
New York, March 26. Broadway
has a real farm. It is near enough'
to the center of the city to make the
five-acre parcel worth, according to
the appraiser's assessment, $278,000,
the most valuable piece of farm land
in the world!
It is located on the very ground
where Washington's army made its
first stand against the British on
Manhattan Island, at the junction of
Broadway and Nagel avenue, at the
upper end of the island. Broadway
surface cars pass the door and 'the
subway is easy of access.
Mrs. Adolph Ztixrenner, - .born- in..
Brooklyn sixty-nine years ago, moth
er of a family of thirteen and widow
j of a civil war veteran, runs this farm.
Two grown sons and one grandson,
typical farmer boys, are on the job,
and it is doubtful if they ever ven
tured so far away from home as the
car that passes their door could
There is no middleman in their
business. They do not go to market.
There is quite enough business for
them in their immediate neighbor
hood. The neighboring grocers
come to the farm to market every
'morning. They do not keep any