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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, February 24, 1913, Image 7

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missing since Saturday morning,
believe he is the man who leaped
into Lincoln Park lagoon and
was drowned. Body has not been
recovered. Hat found on water is
same as his.
Carl Bloomberg, 41, 2117 War
i ner av., crushed between two
street cars in front of Bismarck
Garden. May die.
John Keble, 11520 Front st.,
drQpped dead. Heart disease.
John Crana, 31, laborer, killed
by I. C. train in Blue Island.
C. Tobin, 110 S. Halsted st.,
molder, victim of icy sidewalk.
Two broken ribs.
A. Hoganson, 3341 Osgood St.,
dead from injuries received when
struck by car Nov. 2.
Thirty-two men and boys ar
rested when found shaking dice in
poolroom of C. Callahan and H.
Duffy, N. Ashland and Haddon
avs. Owners booked as keepers ot
gambling house. Ages were be
tween 16 and 26.
Poker game raided in saloon of
Frank Hyde, 1731 Wells st. Hyde
and men arrested. Hyde booked
as keeper.
F. J. Heeler, 28, real estate
man, 1356 W. 14th st., arrested,
charged with using U. S. mails to
defraud.
Prohibitionists point with pride
', rather, alarm to the fact
that in .his inaugural parade
Woodrow Wilson will have to
pass no less than 57 open saloons.
No need to worry. He'll find them
so packed with Democrats that
he won't be able to get into one of
them, anyway.
WHAT GOOD ARE LAWS?
When a public official does
something honest and open we
like to give him credit for it. For
instance, the city health depart
ment bulletin says the new milk
ordinance for "saving the babies"
can not be enforced. The reason
is that the department does not
get enough money from the city
treasury to hire inspectors
enough to look after the 12,000
milk farms supposed to be in
spected. Health Commissioner Young
says in effect : "We bragged that
this ordinance would save the
babies. It WON'T save the
babies. The ordinance is not
working. The law can't be en
forced. Just as many babies will
die from bad milk as ever. No
use shooting any bunk about it."
Maybe one of these days Ed
gar T. Davies of the state factory
inspection department will be
honest enough to come out with
a bulletin telling the public that
safety laws are pretty much a
joke because the department
can't hire enough inspectors to
see that the law is enforced.
And when Building Commis
sioner Ericsson comes back from
the Texas health resort where
he now is, maybe he will issue a
statement that building laws are
all pretty much of a joke because
FIVE men are supposed to in- T
spect 11,000 buildings a year.
What's the use of having a
state legislature and a city coun- t
cil if the laws they pass can't be -carried
out?.

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