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f to permanently tar the Eastland pic
tures." "I can understand why the West-
' I ern Electric Co. doesn't want the pic
tures shown," said Aid. Rodriguez.
"Their welfare . systemj organized
partly to stop the formatidn-of labor
unions in their shops, broke down
t completely in the Eastland affair. Ev-
) ery showing of lie Eastland pictures
, will remind people of the fact that
foreman and straw bosses in effect
sold Eastland tickets to working peo
ple, who bought the tickets out of
fear they would lose their jobs.
"The Western Electric is hit worst
And in that connection it is worth
noting that A. A. Sprague II., through
the fact that he is the son of his
father, is the owner of $52,800 worth
of bonds in the American Telephone
& Telegraph Co. and $60,000 worth
of bonds In the Chicago Telephone
i Co., according to probate court rec
ords. These corporations buy nearly
all their equipment of the Western
Electric. From this viewpoint Mr.
Sprague is not competent to pass on
moving pictures which have an un
pleasant connection with the West
ern Electric. I shall vote to have the
State grand jury is expected to
close inquiry today and begin voting
indictments. Federal grand jury
heard Victor Olander, of Lake Sea
men's union, and Cap't Frank Dority,
former master of Eastland.
Chicago steamboat business has
gone to smash. The Roosevelt,
United' States and other boats are
laid up for the season. Goodrich line
and others are asking stability tests.
All signs are that lake travel will be
safer than ever.
J L. Ackerson, U. S. naval con
structor told Redneld inquiry board
today that Redfield, inspectors and
everybody who blames ballast of the
Eastland is correct This would shift
i blame onto the captain and engineer
I and back up the inspectors' claim
1 that their hands are clean.
NEWSPAPERS HELPED SEERS
The story of how the clairvoyant
crooks made use of the advertising
columns of the Chicago Examiner to
lure victims into their clutches was
continued on the witness stand in
Judge O'Connor's court today.
Both prosecution and defense in
the police graft trials in which De
tective Sergeants Wm. Egan and
Walter O'Brien are defendants have
had witnesses bring out the fact that
the clairvoyant crooks depended
upon the columns of the Examiner
to direct the victims into their lair.
Ryan, king of the clairvoyants, the
one who cleaned up $70,000 in less
than a year, last week told the jury
that he advertised his "store" in the
Examiner. He was a witness for the
Yesterday Attorney Northup, for
the defense, told that O'Brien had
asked Advertising Manager Sercy of
the Examiner to drop the clairvoyant
ads, saying that the game must per
ish if the newspapers would not help
in getting victims. He said the re
quest was refused.
Today Detective Alice Clement
testified that when she was detailed
to get evidence against the clairvoy
ants that she only had to refer to the
ads in the Chicago Examiner to find
out where they were located.
"I used to locate them through the
columns of the Tribune, too," she
later told newspaper men, "but the
Tribune stopped the ads when the po
lice asked them to."
Northup said the police discovered
they had not the power to make the
Examiner stop running the ads.
BITS OF NEWS
Well dressed man snatched purse
of Miss Jeannette Jones, 832 S. Ash
Fire, Mrs. Lena Karinakoli's, 718
Blue Island av., drove 12 to street
$2,000 damage. "