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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, August 05, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 1

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COMMONWEALTH -EDISON IGNORES SOLON
GERMANS ENTER WARSAW RUSS FLEMING
SCHOOL SITE DEALS PROBED BY COMMITTEE
THE DAY BOOK
An Adless Newspaper Daily Except Sunday
VOL. 4, NO. 263 Chicago, Thursday, August 5, 1915 398g
EASTLAND OWNERS ARE
NAILED BY GOMPERS
A. F. of L. Head Goes Into Record of U. S. Inspect
Olander Shows More Funny Work by Redfield
Eastland's Capacity 1,220, Owners
Told Congress.
The shipping trust, of which the
'Rockefellers and the U. S. Steel cor
poration are the chief factors, is more
to blame than any person or interest
for the sinking of the Eastland, ac
cording to Samuel Gompers, presi
dent of the American Federation of
Labor.
"The same shipping combine from
the Great Lakes which came before
congress and fought against the sea
men's bill is responsible for the lax
inspection service in the department
of commerce," said Gompers.
"The shipping trust, the owners
of the Eastland included, were among
those who fought persistently against
the seamen's bill and its provisions
for less crowding of boats and bet
ter manning of them."
Clenching his right fist and smash
ing it into the palm of his left hand,
he replied to the statement of Sec'y
Redfield's assistant, Edwin F. Sweet,
who says the labor men never have
many any "specific charges" against
the inspection service.
"Sec'y Nockels of the Chicago
Federation of Labor wrote the de
partment naming the Christopher
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