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to vaccination and went to Dr. 1
Spaulding of the Health Department
to protest against it and against her
incarceration in the pest house.
Spaulding, however, told her he
had been responsible for her going
there and would send her there again
if he felt like it.
A Day Book reporter, after hearing
Mathilde's story, visited Dr. Spauld
ing. "Yes, I sent her there," the doctor
snapped. "And I'd do the same thing
to you under the same circumstan
ces." The reporter, completely cowed,
made the feeble suggestion that Ma
thilde had complied with -the require
ments of the law before she was sent
.to the pest house and that Norden
had the certificate proving it and that
it seemed a criminal proceeding to ex
pose the girl to contagion when she
had complied with the ruling of the
"The certificate don't count,' the
doctor said. "Anybody can get certifi
cates. We got to see the place, and
she wouldn't show it to us."
"But you could have found out
from Dr. Eberhart "
The doctor interrupted. "That
won't do; we got to see the place."
The reporter suggested that high
handed proceedings of this kind
might be against the law, but the
doctor held that compulsory vacci
nation is lawful and "seeing is be
lieving." "But as a matter of fact she hasn't
been vaccinated really, yet," the re
"Well, we saw that it didn't take,
anyway," the doctor replied, "and she
wouldn't let us see before."
And so Mathilde was exposed to
contagion in a pest house because
she was too modest to show a vacci
nation placed where her vanity told
her it "wouldn't show," and because
the Board of Health believes it has
the right to ignore the certificate of a
reputable physician unless it is
Federal inspectors were severely
criticized by Victor A. Olander, secre
tary of the Lake Seamen's Union, at
the regular meeting of the Chicago
Federation of Labor yesterday after
noon. Adequate lifesaving devices were
demanded and overcrowding of ex
cursion boats was condemned.
Upon the request of Elizabeth Ma
loney, business agent of the Wait
resses' Union, a committee was ap
pointed to investigate the actions of
the police operating under orders of
Knab, the restaurant keeper.
Shells that your eye doctor? ,
He He was until he sent in his
bill. Then I discovered he was a skin
A house in Lewiston, Me., has one
half on each side of the street. It
was cut in two and one section was
moved across without a permit, but
then the obtaining a permit halted, '
the removal of the other section.