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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, June 24, 1913, Image 14

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wants to get rid of him. Unless this
is so, there is no chance for Rickey
to get the job.
Jimmy Murphy and Danny Good
man, two Chicago pugs, have signed
for a ten-round bout at Terre Haute
the night of July 4.
Charley Ledoux, French champion,
and Eddie Campi, coast bantam, fight
tonight in Los Angeles. Ledoux has
a punch, but Campi is a clever young
ster, and has a verdict over Frankie
Burns, who held Champion Coulon
to a draw in Kenosha last night.
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AT SEVENTY-EIGHT HE CROSSED
THE CONTINENT BY WAGON
Aaron March and His Dog.
San Diego, Cal., June 24. A bay
horse, drawing a rickety spring
wagon, on the seat of which perched
a sun-burned old man and a sad
eyed pointer dog, drew up in San
Diego the other day.
It was Aaron March, 78 years old, 1
ajid a "family" who had just com
pleted a journey from Chicago.
After 40 years as a traveling sales
man, March wearied of trains. This
was last November. He hitched up
his old bay nag, whistled to his dog
Mike and rattled out of the Windy
City headed for San Diego.
March was months on the road.
He encountered bitter weather and
endured great hardships. When the
trail was steep and rough, the old
man helped pull the wagon. One
stormy night when March was
asleep, the horse wandered away in
a mountain storm.
March awoke and his heart was
heavy, but the dog Mike, pattered off
into the darkness, returning the next
day with the horse.
"It's the only way to travel"," March
says. "No more railroads or steam
boats for me. I may never travel
again, but if I do it's be by wagon.
It was a long, hard trip to California,
but I feel 20 years younger than the
day I left Chicago."
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CITY COUNCIL DOINGS
The public utilities measure passed
by the legislature, now up to Gov.
Dunne, occupied most of the time of
the city council last night, but the
aldermen transacted tha following
business:
Regulation demanded for sale of
bichloride of mercury and similar
poisons.
Ordinance presented to prevent
"cutting out" of automobile mufflers.
Ordinance passed requiring shad
ing of automobile headlights.
Ordinance passed requiring fend
ers on automobile trucks.
Order presented for public market
to add to Maxwell street market
Report ordered on number of tem
porary appointees on pay roll.
Bureau of public efficiency asked
permission to investigate city hall.
Scheme to "boost" garbage com
pany thwarted.
Extension of time for garbage bids
considered.
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