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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 25, 1912, Image 26',
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hurriedly ordered -a. large num
ber of additional lifeboats aboard
But they ordered canvas collaps
When the stokers heard this,
they flatly refused 4o work until
wooden boats were supplied. ,A
collapsiblejifeboat they said was
of, Jess use than a lifebelt
vThe White Star company re
fused to provide wooden boats.
The. stokers 'went on1 strike. The
White Star company tried to re
place the, 300 strikers with non
union men. The hundreds of sail
ors aboard the ship promptly an
nounced they would .join the
stokers if non-union men were
put in the engincrooms.'
The situation was made worse
today when the Seafarers' Union
formally demanded that the
White Star line dismiss the
eighteen stokers who refused "to
strike when the union men walk
ed out.JTh'e company replied that
the vtoyage would be abandoned
before this was done.
POPE WEEPS IN $OME AS
BELLS TOLL IN VENICE
Venice, , Italy, April . 2"
While Pope Pius Xwept in the
Vatican because he coild not
hear them, the bells of the Cam
panile of St. Mark's Cathedral to
day rang out over the city for the
first time in nine years.
There was a great celebration
by both church and state authori
ties of the rebuilding of the fa
mous pile, which collapsed in
1902. Evjery prdvince in Italy,
every cpuntry inurope, was"rep-resentjd.-
And Pope Pius, who more than
any other man, loved the old cam
panile of his native city, could not
be present, could not even hear
the bells, or the crashing of artil
lery, or the speeqhes," by tele
phone. All arrangements were made
iorjeading special wires into the
Vatican that the Holy Father
might rejoice with all Venice.
But at the last moment the Popes
physicians - decided against it.
They feared the excitement that
old associations might arouse
would be too much for the weak
Early this morning, the church
men began the religious celebra
tion, The antiphony ordered by
Pope Pius was siing for the first
tjme. A prayer of benediction,
composed for the occasion by Jhe
Pope was recited.
Then the civil authorities be
gan their celebration. . It was
ushered in with the booming of
great guns. When the last of the
civil speeches had been made, the
last, disfiguring 'scaffold was :
whipped from the Campanile as if
by magic, and the tower stood out ;
in alrtts wonderful, beauty.
Among the bells in the tower
today is one of a set of five pre-;
senfed by Pope Pius when he was'
Patriach of Venice. The other
fqur of the set'were broken in the -collapse
of the old Campanile, but -the
Pope restored them.
o o I
1 President What do you think
of the-faew hall cjock?
Professor" of Architecture It
is a very striking thing.
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