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FEAR TYPHOID ON SOUTH SIDE;
MAYOR BLAMES SANITARY BD.
The South Side of Chicago is fac
ing a typhoid epidemic and Mayor
Thompson and Dr. John Dill Robert
son are outspoken in accusing the
sanitary board- of being responsible.
The 39th st. pumping station,
which takes care of the sewerage be
tween 39th and 79th sts. and the lake
and the city limits, has flooded and
the sewers are backing up.
Mayor Thompson said this condi
tion resulted because the sanitary
board is not using their electric dy
namo to dispose of the sewerage. In
stead, he says, they are using all their
machinery to manufacture electric
power for sale to private concerns.
Through an agreement with the
sanitary board the latter is supposed
to dispose of this sewerage at night
Thompson says they have neglected
their part of the agreement. He
openly lays the threatened epidemic
at their doors. Robertson says he
took the matter up with Pres. Thos.
A. Smyth of the sanitary trustees,
but the same conditions prevail after
every heavy rainstorm.
During the last epidemic a few
months ago there were 133 typhoid
cases on the South Side and 33 of
those cases resulted in death.
Robertson says that until the pres
ent conditions are remedied South
Siders should boil their drinking
Washington Vote on Susan B.
Anthony suffrage resolution in the
senate was agreed upon today at a
meeting of suffrage workers and sen
ators from suffrage states.
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MAYOR SAYS ALL IS SAFE IN
HANDS OF JAKE LOEB
Mayor Thompson today put the
stamp of approval of the Thompson
Lundin political machine on the Jake 9
Loeb scheme to throw out the merit
The mayor said he believed that
Loeb was acting for "the good of the
school children of Chicago" in plac
ing the teachers' positions in jeop
ardy. The mayor also indicated his be
lief that the entire question was safe
in the hands of Loeb. All this is in
teresting in view of the fact that he
will soon name seven new appointees
to the school board. If he cares to
go far enough in his support of the
Jake Loeb scheme he can appoint
only people he knows will be satis
factory to Jake.
Aid. Robert M. Buck, who has been
fighting for a non-political school
system, won his fight in the schools
committee to have questions asked
of prospective school board ap
pointees before they are confirmed
by the city council. It now goes to
the council at the next meeting.
Aid. Blaha fought for the Thomp
son administration in an effort to
have the questions thrown out of the
committee. He was finally forced to
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meets, Jewish Educational Alliance,
1243 N. Wood, tonight Election of
Fair tonight and Wednesday, prob
ably becoming unsettled Wednesday
night; somewhat warmer; moderate
northeast winds shifting to easterly
Wednesday. Temperature Monday:
High, 82; low,, 57,