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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, June 24, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 26',
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ROAD OFFER j SCHOLARSHIPS
TO MINOR EMPLOYES
Montreal, Ont George Bury, se
nior vice president of the Canadian
Pacific, announces two free applied
sciences scholarships, covering four
years' tuition in McGill university,
for apprentices and other employes
Of the railway under 21 years of age,
and to minor sons of employes, sub
ject to competitive examination.
Successful candidates have the op
tion of taking a course in any de
partment of applied science.
The scholarship will be renewed
from year to year, if, at the close of
each session, the holder is entitled
to full standing in the next higher
BIG TRAIN CRASH TWO HURT
Altoona, Pa., June 24. 14 freight
cars destroyed, fast passenger train
which ran into wreckage had nearly
every window broken and its engine
upset, in wreck near Newport to
' day. Only persons seriously injured
were two younf men trespasfars.
CHICAGO'S RICH MEN FAIL IN 1
THEIR MACHINE GUNS PLAN
Chicago millionaires have aban- j
doned their plan to present 20 ma
chine guns to Illinois guardsmen
regiments. There were two serious j
obstacles: The allies have a corner 'J
on the American machine gun mar- ' 1
ket and the government would prob- -,
ably not accept their gifts if they i
could buy Jhe guns.
The guns were to have been given
by a band of weatlhy men who most- j
ly will profit greatly financially j
through war with Mexico. )"
Qg Armour, Ed and Nelson Mor
ris, for instance, chipped in $2,500
from each packing house firm. The ,
Armour and Morris packing houses
will probably make more than this
amount of profit every day off the
meat they will sell the government if
their is anything like a real war.
The millionaires found they could
not buy a single machine gun. 'When
they bad exhausted their own power,
Maje Robert R. McCormick sent a
wire to J. Pierpont Morgan & Co.,
asking his good friend, Pierpont M if
he couldn't get the locals at least one
machine gun. Morgan couldn't land
a gun, notwithstanding that his com- .
pany is agent for the allies in the '
purchase of all guns.
Morgan promised to intercede with :
the British government for permis-
sion to keep one gun on this side for j
the use of the Illinois soldiers.
Of course, the government, if it
wants guns, will not have to appeal
to Murgan or Britain. It can requisi
tion every gun that is being made for
the foreign armies, even if they are
loaded in boats and ready to sail.
It was intimated in Washington '
last night that the offer of the Chi-
cago millionaires to give machine
guns to the soldiers would be deemed '
an unwarranted bit of affrontery. It
was flatly declared that under pres
en conditions the offer from private
individuals of machine guns or other
army equipment could not be accepted,