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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, January 06, 1914, LAST EDITION, Image 6

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to the solution of all weather prob
lems with scientific accuracy, and
will some day be able to forecast
.storms and their paths exactly for
months and even years in advance
Kissing is one of the principle
causes of spreading diphtheria, says
Michigan doctor. Still, there's a lot
of folks glad to take a risk as often
as possible.
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WHAT THE COUNCIL DID
The Health Department will begin
an investigation into the cause of
the pollution of the water of Lake
Michigan after an ordinance had
called up prohibiting dumping in the
lake within ten miles of the city's
limits.
Aid. Merriam also asked that the
city deposit its money in some bank
paying best rates of interest. This
was referred to the finance commit
tee. Other business:
Amended and passed in accordance
with Mayor Harrison's veto the Stock
Quotation Telegraph Co.'s ordinance
to take over the ticker service of the
Western Union Telegraph Co.
Referred to local transportation
committee an ordinance of Aid. Block
requiring trains to stop fifty feet
from street crossing if roads fail to
start track elevation in six months.
Passes ordinance on motion of Aid.
Donahoe reorganizing staff of elec
trical department.
Name of DaTamble street, between
North Halsted street and Harlem ave
nue, changed to Altgeld street on mo
tion of Aid. W. J. Healy.
Received recommendation from
Traction Expert Buckley that surf
ace companies pay student motor
men and conductors $2 a day for
thirty days' teaching.
Postponed action on 92d street
bridge and garbage carrying con
tracts for one week on objections of
Al'1. Merriam.
Postponed action for two weeks on
Hie clearing freight ordinance of the
Western Indiana. ;
RUDE COPS PINCH CLASSY MEN
A fashionable crap game indulged
in by 21 dressedsuited men in the
Congress Hotel was. interrupter early
this morning by the arrival of a party
of unbidden guests who' promptly
proceeded to make themselves dis
agreeable. The rude gents weer cops and they
grabbed the 21 crapshooters. paraded
them right down Peacock alley and
into several taxis which the prisoners
demanded. .
They all said' they were traveling
salesmen, but the police believe they
are Chicago business men. Charles
Ewing said he was in charge of the
game-and was booked at keeper.
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THEN HE LAUGHED -
A lively Irishman was once invited
to a large dinner party in Dublin in
the Lope that he would amuse and
divert his host's guests. But from
the "beginning to the end of the din
ner he preserved a solemn and seri
ous face. The host thought this very
strange.
"Why, pld fellow," he remarked, "I
don't believe the biggest fool in Ire
land could make you laugh tonight."
"Try," was the wit's cutting re
joinder.
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FEDERALS AND REBELS REST
Presidio, Tex., Jan. 6. After bat
tling for eight days at Ojinaga, Mexi
can federals and rebels are resting on
their arms waiting reinforcements
which are rushing to aid of both
armies.
Smallpox situation at Ojinaga con
tinues serious. Two new cases have
been found in Red Cross hospital.
MILITIA ONTHE WAY
Denver, Col., Jan. 6. Company of
state militia passed through Denver
en route to Routt county, Northern
Colorado, where bloodshed has been
threatened as result- of depprtation
of coal strike leaders by the Taxpay
ers' Leaguq

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