'JTTLER ROASTS PAYNE FOR
SOUTH PARK CONDITIONS
Ald.H. B. Littler, chairman of the
harbors committee of the city coun
cil, jumped inta the L C. lake front
grab fight yesterday. He directed
nis conclusions at John Barton
Payne, beef trust and railroad law
yer, who Is head of the south park
"Judge Payne doesn't want the
council to say how this, property shall
be developed," Aid. Littler said. "He
wants the road left free to put a
roundhouse fifty feet up In the air, if
it sees fit, to belch smoke and soot all
over the slirrounding territory. Why
does he object to the city council get
ting the same Concessions from the
road which the park board is believed
to have obtained?
"We found conditions along the
lake m Grant park Vorse than poor.
From Randolph sL to 12th st the
south park commission is doing and
has done almost nothing. There are
mounds of earth and clay, but no re
taining walls and no pretense of a
park. The conditions are a disgrace
to the city.
"ihe commission hasn't spent a
dollar on the park of late, it seems,
'iney have simply used, it as a dump
ing ground for the last ten years.
We found no bathing beaches in
Jackson park. Here the south park
commission is at fault -again. The
water is shallow 1,000 feet from shore
and there is an opportunity for the
construction of a better beach than
the Clarendon beach.""
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DIAMOND IN HEN'S CRAW
New York, Aug. 25. While shoo
ing her chickens out of garden three
months ago, Mrs. Wm. Jennings,
Portchester, N. Y., clapped hands
vigorously and later missed carat and
a half diamond from ring. When she
prepared hen for dinner today Mrs.
Jennings found her diamond in it
Florida's highest point is 300 feet
above sea leveL
1 GUNMAN KILLED IN O'LEARY'S
SOUTH SIDE SALOON
Tonight will be a quiet one around
Halsted and Root sts. All the games
will shut down and the boys will get
together in -front of the bars and
whisper of the killing of Mike Mc
Donough. The police will be as buBy as flies
around these bars because Mike was
"done" in the saloon of Jim O'Leary
at 4183 S. Halsted.
Frank Carney did tne job. He ad
mitted it when they picked him up
early today. He said that Mike called
him something and then drew his
gun'on him while, they were drinking
in the O'Leary saloon.
The fight is supposed to be a re
sult of an old grudge in which a knife
fight figured a few months ago when
Carney was stabbed in the back and
SASSIETY JOKE TO COST MRS.
They will have their-little jokes in
high sassiety. When Gorden C.
Thome leads Virginia Milnerto the
altar in January it will cost Mrs. Mol
lie Netcher Neuberger, owner of the
Boston Store, just $2,000. Mrs. Neu
berger's son, Townsend Netcher, bet
Thorne $2,000 that Miss Mlmer
would never marry him. And Miss
Milner upset the dope by accepting
young Thorne, whose pa is head of
Montgomery Ward Co. So Ma Neu
berger must be a good Bport and
come across with the 2,000 iron men.
ROGER GETS HARRISON MEN
Frank Paschen and Aid. John To
man, Harrison candidates for board
of review and sanitary board,, re
spectively, have withdrawn and gone
into the Sullivan camp. Cong. A. J.
Sabath and Jas. O. Kostner, candi
dates for congress, are already in
t"he Sullivan fold and have been en
dorsed by Roger.
But the waste basket is often
mightier than the pen.
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