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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, June 23, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 2

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Imd no right to make, will be told to
the commission. This is his claim:
In 1852 the Illinois Central was
given the right to run to the river
from 51st. on piles in the lake. The
legislature offered it a right of way
200 feet wide througlrthestate, but
could give it none of the lake front
because of a decision or the U. S. su
preme court which held that the state
could not take away the riparian
rights of the people to a navigable
body of water.
The I. C, however, gradually filled
in the land between the lake shore
and its piles. It took possession of
this and by building a wall along the
front shut off the people from their
beach.
Knowing that it had no right to the
lake front the road, wnen John Bar
ton Payne, attorney for the packers,
and the late Edward Tilden, a stock
yards power, bossed the South Park
board, made a contract to give up
its "riparian" rights. Which rights
it did not have.
The Chicago Junction Railroad,
known as the Belt Lane, runs over
the Illinois Central tracks and is as
sociated in business with the I. C.
Payne is attorney for this road and
it is owned by the Chicago Union
Stock Yards Co.
The South Park board agreed to
give the I. C. a strip of land 600 feet
wide and six miles long, for the rights
which it claimed to have to the lake
front. This, if legal, would not only
give the railroad its present holdings,
but 160 acres submerged land as well.
The data of the Chiperfield report
to the legislature, which called the
I. C. holdings a steal and directed the
attorney general to pusn a suit in the
supreme court, is now before the
commission. This suit was started,
ran along for three years, and was
quietly dropped.
"We ha.ve three decisions of the
supreme court that the state had no
power to give the I. C. the lake front,"
declared Lee. "Once before the com
mission I will have no trouble in I
showing that the I. C. is holding the
lake front from Chicagoans illegally,"
declared Lee.
"When we have the drop on the
railroad we can force it to come into
the city under the ground and our
children can use the lake front for
parks, playgrounds and beaches, as
they should now be using It."
teleqrapITbriefs
Washington. America's rejoinder
to Germany in Wm. P. Frye case may
be sent today. In President Wilson's
hands for final review.
Washington. Reported President
Wilson will announce Acting Secre
tary Lansing's appointment as per
manent secretary of state before he
leaves for Cornish tonight
Iron Mountain, Mich. John Fer
zacca not expected to live as result
of shooting affray with Tony Bepauli,
due to factional differences developed
when they lived in Chicago.
New York Caddie found and re
turned $10,000 diamond bracelet lost
by Mrs. Cordelia Biddle Duke on golf
links.
Manchester, Vt. Mrs. Jessie Lin
coln Beckwith, only living grandchild
of late Pres. Lincoln, married to
Frank E. Johnson, Norwich, Conn.
Washington. Actual construction
of government's Alaskan railway has
begun.
New York. J. P. Morgan & Co. an
nounced that arrangements have
been made through Lazard Freres
and the Rothschilds in Paris for es
tablishing French credits here for a
period of year.
Thomaston, Conn. 2 men killed
when gray murder car used by slay
ers of Herman Rosenthal smashed
into tree. Car had been used as jit
ney bus for hotel.
Columbus, O. Because of war the
price of imported leeches here has
risen from 4y2 to 7 cents each.
Marysville, O. Bulls gored to
death horse ridden by Harvey Boyd.
Boyd escaped.
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