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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 17, 1912, Image 5',
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CHICAGO WOMEN DRAWS
FIRST "BUREAU CHIEF"
'According to a dispatch from
Washington, Mrs. Julia C. Lath
rop of Chicago has been appoint
ed by President Taf t to be chief of
the newly created federal ' chil
dren's bureau, which will super
vise the employment of children
Miss Lathrop is a,t present as
sociated with Jane Addams in set
tlement work at Hull House, is a
member of the board of charities
of Illinois, and .has been conect
ed with philanthropical work in
the state for years. During the
recent woman's suffrage cam
paign Miss Lathrop played a
The appointment of Miss Lath
rop is unique, in the fact that she
is the first woman ever appoint
ed, chief of this government. Her
position carries a salary of $5,000
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BITS OF NEWS
John Verrett, 24, Belgian avia
ton lost control of his machine
while flying at great height over
Versailles, France, dropped, and
,was crushed to death.
Wireless despatches from Nor
folk, Va., report drowning of F.
C. Henderson, machinist mate,
U. S. N., who jumped overboard
from launch following boiler ex
plosion. Steamer Occident crashed into
iceberg in Baltic sea off Riga
early today. Bow shattered, but
captain managed to run her into
shoal water before she sank.)
Passengers and crew saved. I
A. G. Anders and Tuns Slem
quist, passengers, became panic
stricken when steamer Easton,'
leaving Duluth, was caught in
ice. , Jumped overboard to walk
ashore. Ice shifted, stranding
them on floe. Rescued by "boat
from shore after two hours of
Mrs. Henry Sellar, Reeder, N.
D., warned her 2-year-old child
away from well when earth
around it caved in, and she felt
herself drowning. Husband ar
rived to find child crying, and
Underwood forces are in com
plete control of Democratic state
convention of Alabama in ses
sion at MontgQmery today.
Republican state convention of
Delaware has endorsed Taft's ad
ministration and elected six dele
gates. Did not instruct them,
"I think we are going to win
the fight this year, but if we don't
we are in for three years of war."
Roosevelt at Creston, la.
Presidents may come and pres
idents may g6, but the colonel
goes on forever.
On the other hand if Willie
Ranoften Hearst were ever to be
come president, he'd probably put
Judge Owens in command of the
Then when any renominating
question came' up, Oweqs could
just order out the army, and con
trol the convention. '
The debt of all humanity to
Marconi grows daily greater.