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HUNDREDS OF CHICAGO ANS DIE WHEN
STEAMER EASTLAND SINKS IN RIVER
THE DAY BOOK
An Adless Newspaper, Daily Except Sunday
VOL. 4, NO. 253 Chicagp, Saturday, July 24, 1915
U. S. GOVT INSPECTION
BLAMED FOR HORROR
OF THE JftSTLAND
Steamer Once Condemned by Gov't Between 1,000
and 2,000 Drowned in Chicago River Com
plaint Had Been Made to U. S. Dep't of
Commerce by Seamen's Union-
, Time of Disaster 7:45 a. m.
Name of Boat Eastland.
, Estimated Dead 1,800.
Estimated Number on Board
Blame Laid to U. .S. Steamship
- Investigations directed by State's
Att'y Hoyne, Coroner Hoffman, Lieut
Gov. Barratt O'Hara, U. S. govern
ment, police department.
Occasion Annual picnic of West
ern Electric employes.
Rescue Work Police boats, fire
boats, privately owned' tugs, divers
and all sorts of water craft
Blame for the Eastland sinking is
kid on the U. S. Steamship lrtspc-
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