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,' 799 people will get the money. There are 659 cases of death, and .140
'"of injury; and of the injured '45 are men who' will recover so that they may
' again earn a living. r '
There are 38 vidows without children. 138 widows with children and
14 women who were deserted, separated from the husbands or divorced.
It is especially these women whom
the officials handling the'-rnoney wish
The officials advise ail beneficiaries
who are solicited by lawyers to con
suit Red Cross officials at their head
quarters, 717 Conway bldg., or mem
bers of the two relief .committees.
The members of the Bohemian re
lief committee are Judge Uhlir, Tony
Cermak and Congressman Sabath.
Members of the Polish committee
are Judge Jarecki, Mrs. Emily Napier
owski and Mrs. Anthony Czarnecki.
When the Red Cross handled the
fund after the Cherry mine disaster
the money was paid out in bulk and
the victims of that disaster were
pounced upon by real estate and in
stalment house sharks and other vul
tures, hungry forprey.
In the distribution of the Eastland
fund those in charge want to avoid
mistakes of the past, and especially
to protect the men, women and chil
dren from the various sharks who
want to grab part of the fund.
Among these sharks are said to be
about 50 or 60 lawyers, some of
whom have gotten people to turn
their cases over to them on the
ground that the fund hasn't been fair
ly distributed and that by going into
court with it the lawyers can get
them more money.
In this distribution those in charge
will advise the widows not to take a
lump sum, but to have it paid to them
so much a month. Widows with sev
eral children will get more than wid
ows with one child or with no chil
dren, and. widows with children to
support will get more than injured
men who will recover and be able to
The actual needs of the surviving
relative's of people who were drowned
.'re beirg considered and this gives
ae -legal vultures a talking point.
Red Cross officials say one lawyer
has already got 25 cases, and that
others are going to beneficiaries and
asking for the job of handling their
case. Some statement may be given
out by the Red Cross officers later.
BRITISH CREDIT ARRANGED
LEWIS SCORES LOAN
New York, Sept 16. New York
financiers who have been meeting
with the Anglo-French commission
allowed it to be understood today
that the billion-dollar credit sought-,
by the visitors is practically arranged.
They have found bankers of the
United States sufficiently willing to
participate, they said, to guarantee
the success of the proposed loan.
this was tne upsnot or views ex
changed and reports made in the
course of a conference at the Bilt
more hotel when ended at an early
hour this morning, after having been
is session since yesterday afternoon.
On the ground that the loan of a
billion dollars to the allies by United
States bankers will cause a money
shortage that will "invite a repetition
of the 1873 and 1893 panics," United
States Sen. James Hamilton Lewis
' today publicly opposed the proposed
transaction. Senator Lewis' objec
tion was voiced in a letter "to the
public," in which he said he already
had protested to Sec'y of the Treas.
McAdop and the federal reserve
Senator Lewis declared the loan
will take "half of the available cash,
fund for America from Americans."
He warned that the 1873 and 1893
panics were caused chiefly because
this country loaned money "to bol
I ster the failing fortunes of Europe."