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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, August 07, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 2

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department were sent out to watch
the boats and ,before the first day
was over we arrested a boy on the
steamer Theodore Roosevelt to make
a test case.
"The young fellow was pouring
slop into the harbor out of a port
hole. We didn't like to have him ar
rested because it seemed to be the
custom on Jthe boat, but that was
the only way we could hit the steam
ship company, as he was an employe.
"The boat United Shores was
found to be violating the law. We
made an inspection and were told
that all filth was carried in a tank
until it could be dumped into the
lake beyond the eight-mile limit We
found that the boat carried a tank,
but was not using it; all filth was
thrown into the water.
"Although no official complaints of
dirty water or resulting diseases
have been made, I think there is an
epidemic of sore eyes, ears and skin
which may be blamed, in part, to
filthy bathing water.
"There are other cause's of impure
water along the beach. The city of
Evanston is still pouring its sewage
into Lake Michigan and will until the
new drainage canal is working prop
erly. "Until things are remedied bathers
should be careful not to swallow wa
ter while swimming and not to stay
in the water too long, as this weak
ens the body and gives the germs a
better -chance.
"Cotton may be worn in the ears.
This in a measure will keep out wa
ter and lessen the shock in diving.
Most ear troubles resulting from
swimming are from the diving shock.
"The safest thing is to keep the
body in good condition, so that the
chances of catching a disease are
o o
Paris. By yote of 1,824 to 1,075
French congress of socialists decided
not to resume relations with Ger
man socialists.
Washington, Aug. 7. Further op
timism was reflected in administra
tion circles today over the threatened
railroad strike stiuatiou when it was
learned that the switchmen involved
probably would sign an agreement -
before night, accepting arbitration. - V,
A definite report thereon from -Commissioner
Hangar of the "United
States Board of Mediation and Con
ciliation now at New York, is expect
ed soon.
Preliminary word from him indi
cates that the switchmen are the
only ones thus far to reach a deci
sion but President Wilson and others
watching developments continue op- -timistic
as to the outcome.
New Yor, Aug. 7 Grimly deter
mined, leaders of the 400,000 union
ized railroad trainmen of the U. S.
today cleaned up the work of ballot
tabulation and prepared for the
threatened strike which will, unless
heroic efforts prevent it, tie up 250,
000 miles of railroad lines in the U. S.
Formal announcement of the re
sult of the strike ballot will be made
tomorrow when the railway mana
gers and executive- officers of the big
four brotherhoods meet Unless the
roads, at that meeting, concede the
eight-hour day and time and a half
for overtime, the most disastrous
and far-reaching industrial-battle in
the nation's history Is likely. '
Railroad managers again today
emphasized their point that, to grants
the demands will mean $100,000,0GT v
additional cost yearly to their busi
ness. Big Brotherhood officials today
answered with "cut off the countless A
millions paid titled sons-in-law to
marry the daughters of Wall street -and
you havelmillions left over after ;
paying railroad employes a living "i
wage. We want to keep our children
from saying when we occasionally '
sit down to a meal with our families: I
'Mamma, who is the strange man" ,
taking dinner with us?' " ,

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