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of conditions "with which my com
pany may not be financially nor
practically able to comply."
Chairman Littler and Aid. Frank
Ray both said the big point is the
city must keep control nd there's
no sense trying to frame an ordi
nance if the city is going to surrender
its rights of control over the L C.
Henry W. Lee got the floor long
enough to say that in the land con
tract between the I. C. and the South
Park commissioners the ownership
of riparian rights is conceded the L C.
But the U. S. supreme court in three
decisions and the Chipperfield legis
lative commission on submerged
lands have said clearly that the L C.
doesn't own any riparian rights to
trade, was the line of Lee's speech.
Also, he said, the L C. is doing a
bum job of making the city beautiful
with a lot of smutty smockstacks
running along the lake shore.
Charlie Wacker to the rescue. He's
the head of the Chicago plan com
mission and director of a corpora
tion which owns 1,300 acres of va
cant land and 4,400 vacant lots inside
the city limits. He said we can have
a city beautiful all right without
compelling the I. C. to run its trains
in a subway along Grant park.
It was then John Barton Payne got
red in the face and pounded on the
table with his fist and said:
"Pass this ordinance with Sec. 8 in
it as read today. If you pass it the
Illinois Central will be forced to ac
The aldermen then voted unani
mously to put Sec. 8 into the ordi
nance and so keep control in the
hands of the city. After that every
body was a little puzzled. They
couldn't understand why Payne
should be for the people and against
a railroad. It was anybody's guess.
So they adjourned. But they go to
bat again next week.
You gotta hand it to those alder
men for the way they sniff around
any proposition coming from a cor
TELLS JUDGE HER CHANCE
CAME TOO LATE
Delma Ferguson is a girl of the
streets. Foreseven years she has been
a social outcast For seven years she
has engaged in the profession of
walking the streets that some man
might notice her.
Last night she flirted with a good Qj
prospect Beneath his coat lapel was
a star. He took her to night court"
instead of to a hotel
When Judge Williams looked into
the girl's face, he thought he saw
there innocence and virtue no en
tirely vanquished. It is Judge Wil
liam's rule to give a deserving girl a
chance. He decided that Delma had
a god big chance.
"I will remit your fine of $100 and.
find employment for you if you will
promise to reform," he told her in a
It was then that judge and court
attendants received the shock. The
girl declined his offer.
"You are kind," the girl told the
judge. "You mean well and want to
help me, but your offer comes too
"For seven years," continued the
girl as her eyes filled with tears, "I
have been a bad girl. There is no
other future for me. I must be bad
till my day is done. I cannot reform
now, I must continue being bad.
Years ago I might have quit, but not
"Do not try to make me a good
girl. Do not pity me. Fine me. I
will call up a bondsman. He will pay
you the fine and I will repay him
when $ can earn the money."
And she returned to the street to
earn the price of her fine.
o o .
. New York. Gamble Hall, teacher,
answering wife's suit for separation
says she left him 12 times, taking the
furniture with her on last trip. Also
says she stuck pin in their baby.
Laredo, Tex. Carranzista on
slaught against Pcedon continues.
Both sides have lost heavily.