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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, July 29, 1915, NOON EDITION, Image 4

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LABOR BODIES DENOUNCE SELF
INQUIRY BY FEDERAL MEN
The whole question of whether the
government of the United States is
big enough to go through straight
and find the grafters or boobs who
had a hand in the Eastland sinking is
involved in the present federal in
vestigations. This is the view of men and women
at the head of Chicago's biggest and
strongest labor, civic and women's
organizations. Both the Illinois Fed
eration of Labor and the Chicago
Federation are on record against the
"self-investigation" of the U. S.
steamboat inspection service start
ing this morning in Room 653 Federal
building.
The City club of Chicago and the
Woman's City club hold meetings to
morrow and will take action. The
Woman's Trade Union league has
sent a telegram to President Wilson
protesting the personnel of the civil
ian board named by Sec'y Redfield.
The meeting of the Chicago Federa
tion of Labor on Sunday will make
still plainer to the federal crowd
what Chicago wants no whitewash,
no fixing.
The U. S. steamboat, inspection
service starts this morning to inves
tigate itself. Local inspectors from
Milwaukee, Frank W. Van Paden and
Wm. A. Collins, direct the quiz into
whether their fellow inspectors of
Grand Haven, Chicago or elsewhere
should have any blame for the East
land sinking.
The two Grand Haven inspectors,
Reid and Eckliff, named by the cor
oner's jury for trial on charge of
manslaughter, will be among witness
es. Supervising Inspector Robert H.
Wescott of Detroit is the first witness.
Dan O'Donnell, 3737 Elmwood avM
annoyed Miss L. Hamilton on car.
Fined $200. Alibi, dreaming.
Daylight crook beat Mrs. W. K.
Barrett, 809 S. Spauldin av., while
.husband slept Got $32.
1 BECKER TO DIE TOMORROW-
NEW TRIAL DENIED
New York, July 29. Lieut. Chas.
Becker, twice sentenced to electric
Whnir fnr the murder of Herman Ro
senthal, gambler, must die tomorrow
morning at 5:45. ills motion ior a
new trial on the ground of newly
q;crnwrp(l evidence has been denied
by Supreme Court Justice Ford, and f
Gov. Whitman has aeciarea ne win
not interfere, as he Is convinced of
Becker's guilt
Justice Ford upneia au me con
tentions of Dis't Att'y Perkins in re
rarri tn the newlv-discovered evi
dence offered by W. Bourke Cochran,
chief counsel for Becker. uecKers
statement containing the first definite
news of the meeting he had with Big
Tim Sullivan the Sunday night be
fore the murder is discarded as not
newly-discovered because Becker
knew of it at the time of his first
triaL
In the death house at Sing Sing
prison Becker received the news
calmly.
"I had been hoping against hope I
would win and I am disappointed, but
I am not afraid to die,' "he said.
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AMERICAN MARINES POLICE
PORT AU PRINCE, HAITI
Washington, July 29. Policed by
American marines, Port au Prince
was quiet today, according to latest
state department advices from Ad
miral Caperton, commanding cruiser
Washington, off Haitian capital.
Officials said there was no disposi
tion to interfere with Haiti's internal
affairs but foreigner's rights must be
respected. v
This Haitians had failed to do. w
They invaded French legation to -get
and kill Guillaume and Dominican
legation to do same thing to General
Oscar.
Moreover foreign business interests
are said to have suffered severely
from continual political disturbances
rin republic,

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