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THE DAY BOOK
500 SO. PEORIA ST 398
TEL. MONROE 353
Vol. i, No. 166 Chicago, Monday, April 8, 1SI12 One Cent
WIRELESS OPERATOR IS A.
HERO IN SHIP FIRE
BOYS LIVES SAVED AS IF
The Prayers of an Aged Couple
Are Answered for
Marinette, Wis., April 8: It
was one of Christ's present day
miracles on Easter Sunday that
saved to the aged father and
mother of George and Frank
Drew, the lives of their boys, the
aged couple said, today. Others
joined with them in the belief
that it was the divine hand 'that
changed the winds, rapidly driv
ing a treacherous ice floe with
its human cargo, farther and
farther out into Lake Michigan.
The Drew b'rotherswere light
house tenders on - Chalmers
island in Green bay. - Gauglit on
a detached ice floe, when coming
ashore Saturday, they were swept
out of sight into the "big lake."
Amid the Easter finery of a
hundred parishioners yesterday
at the little church, the aged
father and mother krtelt in prayer,
a fervent plea that their boys be
saved. Then the off-shore winds
reversed and not many hours
later the aged parents received
word of the rescue of George and
Frank on Chalmers island. .
Sticks to His Post While Flames
" Play Havoc With Hte
Montauk Point, L. I., April 8.
Fire broke out on the steamer
Ontario, bound from Norfolk,
Va.v, to Boston, at an early hour
Including the passengers and
crew there were 90 persons
aboard the ship.
The fire had been burning far,
down in the hold for long before!
it was discovered, and when it
finally burst-through tfie hatches
it seemed beyond control.
Captain Bond turned the prow
of the blazing steamer toward the
land, and steamed it abeach un
der full pressure. The Ontario
grounded on a reef five ijiiles
from the beach here.- There was a
high sea running.
The hero of the fire was H. E.
Ingalls, of Boston, the wireless
operator of the Ontario, Clad
.only in his pajamas, he stayed by
his postTsending out the wireless "
cry of th esea for help far and
The flames swept about In
galls. His pajamas -caught fire.
He was burned horribly. But still
he stayed, sending out the dfe
tress call, and at his herofsni