April 2, 1907

Park Board Not Responsible for a
Disease Breeding Pond.

Complaint was made to the board of park commissioners yesterday by Charles F. Jackles that a pond at Harrison and Gillham roadway caused by park construction work was a breeding spot for mosquitoes and has caused sickness in his family. He threatens to bring legal proceedings against the city unless the nuisance is abated. The board denied all responsibility for the conditions, and set up the claim that the pond complained of is on private property.