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found guilty. Among them are the
Marquette building, Adams and Dear
born; work is almost done here. The
Reaper block will also be cut
But the. department stores are stal
ling on the job, according-to. Street
Inspector Fisher, and unless they get
work under way soon suits will be
aimed at them.
With the prosecution of the stores,
newspapers and loop land owners,
the end of a twenty-year attempt to
hand loop streets over to big business
Off and on during this time the
city council would hand out an or
dinance to one of the stores or news
papers which gave them consent to
steal a few feet of the city sidewalk.
For years there was no opposition
and the council continued to hand
out city property until the supreme
court stepped in.
A decision that rattled the bones
of State street store managers de
clared the ordinance illegal and said
that the council had no right to give
away the streets which belonged to
But nothing was done; no action
was taken to force the stores and
newspapers off the most valuable
sidewalk in the world until the pres
ent administration came into power.
Without State street or newspaper
connections, the Thompson admin
istration stepped into office against
the wishes of both. State street di
rected its newspapers at the City
Hall; the City Hall sent its surveyors
out after the stores. The order to
According to Fisher, the violations
of the building line laws are:
Marshall Field's colossal entrance
on State street. It extends over six
feet on public sidewalk.
Mandel Bros', half block show
window east of the alley on Madison
street. It runs over the sidewalk for
threefeet and is one of the biggest
grabs in the loop.
Carson-Pirie's State and Madison
nce, taking from three to five
feet of public property on the busiest
corner in the world, used as a wait
ing place for lady shoppers and some
times as a hangout for flirts.
Marquette bldg.'s several big col
umns running out on Dearborn
street, already being removed.
The Tribune's Dearborn street en
trance, built on public sidewalk.
The Reaper block's store windows,
extending out on Clark street.
' Inspector Fisher said today that he
did not think court action would be
necessary in any of these cases, but
that some owners were slow. He is
giving time for the drawing of plans
and letting or contracts.
But the big firms must pull their
buildings off public sidewalks.
HATCH BREAKS 100 Ml. RECORD
Sidney Hatch smashed a world's
record for the 100-mile run when he
arrived at the Mystic Athletic club,
26 N. Dearborn st. at 10:50 a. m., to
day after running from Milwaukee in
14 hours, 23 minutes.
Hatch's route took him over 95
miles of road. His time was nearly
four hours better than that set by
Corey, the French runner, who did
the 100 miles in 18:33 in 1907.
Hatch made the -distance from Mil
waukee to Waukegan without a stop.
At Waukggan he stopped at the po
lice station at 4 a. m. for a 15-minute
SEVEN KILLED IN GULF STORM
Memphis, Tenn., Oct. 18. Seven
persons were killed when a house
was blown down at Mobile at 10
o'clock today. s Wind's velocity has
Increased to 98 miles an hour. Un
identified schooner floating on its
side in Mobile bay. Great damage at
Biloxi and Mississippi City reported.
Wm. G. McAdoo, sec'y of the treas
ury scoffed at talks of Hughes and
Roosevelt as to what they would
have done if they had been Wilson.
McAdoo spoke, at Cohans theater.