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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 09, 1914, LAST EDITION, Image 12',
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ADVENTURES OF MR. MOUSE
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breaking, dust the cords, and then
rub them over with a well-greased
rag. The snapping is caused by fric
tion, which impoverishes the cords,
and they are further weakened by the
sun and weather.
FIRE MARSHAL SEYFERLICH '
DIES AT HIS HOME
Fire Marshal Charles P. Seyferlich,
head of the Chicago fire department
since 1910r died last night in his home
at 439 WrJghtwood avenue. Death
was caused by pneumonia and
chronic kidney trouble.
His family was at his bedside when
the aged chief expired. He had been
ill since contracting 'a cold while
directing his men fight a fire at 420
N. Clark street ten days ago.
Seyferlich" has been termed by
some the greatest fire chief Chicago
ever had. He had been on the depart
ment 37 years.
Seyferlich was born on the North
Side, Sept. 29, 1850. He entered
the department August, 1877. He was
appointed lieutenant June, 1881, and
resigned the following year. He was
reappointed on April 1, 1883, reap
pointed lieutenant Aug. 4, 1883, made
Captain May, 1887, and made chief
ofthe Fifth battalion seven years lat
er. On Oct. 22, 1904, he became third
assistant marshal. May 18, 1905, he
was made second assistant and first
assistant July 1, 1906.
On Dec. 22, 1910, came the tragic
death of Fire Chief James Horan and
twenty-four of his men in the stock
yards fire. When Moran disappeared
in the flames at that fire, Seyferlich
took up the work of directing the men
and shortly after the City Council
made him-Horan's successor.
He is survived by bis widow, Mrs.
Anna J.? and six children, Estelle, Ed
gar P., Herbert C., Ellen D., Frank W.
and Walter Seyferlich.'
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WOMEN HELP VOLIVA
Zion City, April 9. Votes of two
men Dowieites enabled Overseer Wil
bur Glenn Voliva to wrest political
control of Zion City and Benton"
township from the tobacco-smoking
"heathen" for the first time In four
years. The7 total feminine vote cast
was 1,395, 981 votes more than were
castby the men. , - .,