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KICKS RAISED AGAINST CREW
SHARING IN FUND
The first four members of the crew
of the Eastland who applied for aid
at the offices of the Red Cross ob
tained a $30 outfit of clothes.
That night, at a meeting of sur
vivors of the tragedy, a protest was
voiced against allowing the crew to
share in the victim's fund. It was
said that the steamship company
should take care of its employes.
Other things were said, some un
complimentary, about the actions of
the crew during the disaster. Speak
ers thought it peculiar that among
the 40 members of the crew only one
Yesterday the Red Cross officials
who are handling the fund said that
it will be used for the victims only.
J. J. O'Connor, head of the Red
Cross in Chicago, denied having is
sued a statement to the newspapers
that the crew would be taken care of.
He said that $10 clothing orders
would be issued to men who need
them, but no further aid need be ex- ,
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CALLED FROM DANCE WITH HIS
FIANCE TO BE KILLED
London, Aug. 11. Flight Sub
lieutenant Reginald Lord, killed in
resisting the Zeppelin raid on English
east coast early yesterday, was dan
cing with his fiance, Miss Violet Beep
er, less than an hour before his death.
While the dance was in progress
the telephone flashed word that the
Zeppelins were coming and Lord hur
ried to the British air camp. Return
ing from the raid he made a bad land
ing in the dark and suffered a frac
Miss Beever rushed to the hospital
and remained with Lord until he died.
CIGARMAKERS WIN STRIKE
Progressive Cigarmakers' union
won a quick victory in the strike at
the Congress Cigar Co., Racine and
The attempted wage reduction was
prevented andprigeadvaaces. vere J
secured on several jobs. The strike
was settled by the men winning about
75 per cent of their demands.
Victory in this strike is a big thing
for the cigarmakers, for it was gen
erally understood that the strike had
been forced by the Cigar Manufac
turers' Ass'n, which seemed anxious
for a test of strength with the union.
That the association was licked to a
finish is pleasing to the men.
WHAT THE DEUCE IS MITCHELL
DOING IN THE MEANTIME?
New York, Aug. 11. Two detec
tives are hustling all over New York
trying to find Mayor Mitchel's socks,
about a dozen of his shirts, his gos
samery summer underwear, some of
Mrs. Mitchel's daintiest lingerie and
the Mitchel table linen and bed
spreads. The whole big bundle of Mitchel
laundry was stolen from in front of
his honor's home, No. 258 Riverside
Drive, on Monday afternoon, but the
police were so ashamed to think even
the socks of the mayor were not safe
in Manhattan they censored the blot
ter, and the record of the robbery did
not fall under the eyes of reporters.
Thus far the detectives hadn't so
much as received a button from one
of the mayor's shirts.
MERRITT HINTS PROSECUTION
IN TIP CASE
Rep. Edw. L. Merritt is coming to
Chicago to find how the anti-tip-trust
bill passed by the last legislature is
He will find it in practically full
swung. The girl behind the coun
ters in the loop cafe checkrooms still
wear high-collared, pocketless dress
es. J. Russo is still on the job as a
tip king. The whole system is about
"There is a penalty of imprison
ment, with a fine as high as $10,000
I may start criminal prosecution,"
The tip Inns are operating under,
protection, of, ajiourkJnjunctloq,