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Win CABLE NEWS REPORT OF UNITEDPJRESS
THE DAY book
NcDi Cochran,' - saggab ao 500 South Peoria -St
Editor and Publisher.- -p0"-3"8- TeT iftbnrpe 353.
yOL.2;NO.130 ; Chicago, Saturday, March-I;i9i3r ONECENT
dfflEF INSPECTOR LOQK FOR DUPLICATION
'OF TRIANGLE-FIRE HORROR iN CHICAGO
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ButDavies WUl Not Accept Responsibility-r"Even:if an
Hundred-Women Be' Burned to' Death Because
of 'Break:of 'Laut, Blames the Beople. t
- - Chicago- today'starids- staring such a disaster as i
shir.twaist: factory, firiroTNeJv 'Yotk square. ImtHe face.
: "The -disaster may Tiobcpnie today, noryeV.tonYorrow; 'it may
.nQfcrjcpnie-fipriflyeaxVbut unless conditions are changed, and radically
changed, lib surely will;cpm. ' '; fY f a "
jAnd the;ofhciajs,'X)n4lwhqse shoulders, lies the' responsibility of
safeguarding: "the people of Chi
cago fromsuch, a' 'disaster, standi
say?' ' . ' " i, "V J
' "We. know", it' is; coming; we.ex:4
pept ittibut'wHen'it .'does 'come we
shaUtreius'e to accept xesporis'ibil-:
ity ,. I - ; ' . f '
.dO;whatas more,, when, the
4 disaster ddescomeand;the people!
cry alpudjfor a reckoning of the
toll p humanN,Hv;es lost,, the rer-j
sponsible officials will turn, arouhd
and. point accusing fingers at the
pebple anday : "ybu,Nthe;people,
' are to'blameV "
sEne.se be not .'nice things to
dwell upon 3But tRey are facts,.
a,ncC the sooner the people digest
- TM'statements " af t hot made
ifSshly.v Theyare rigt'bofh. of any
desire?-"fdr ;:a ' lurid" -'newspaper
j'tsfqriyi; They are not? the result
irff i 'any cursory' observation of
conditions ,r made by The ' Day
' ' Th'eyare the statements, of Ed
gar T. Davies, chief or the Illinois
state department of factory in
spection', charged, with the duty
. of seeing' to it that Illinois -fac-1
tones are ''made safe from just
such'a.disas'ter ashe predicts. '
If tjiere be any- one in all Chi
cago' wbo should knew- whereof
jhe speaks on this; subject, surely'
jDavies is that man. For when f he
disaster'comes'Pavies will beone
t -of-the responsible officials.
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