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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, February 21, 1917, LAST EDITION, Image 2

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lccident happened. Without any
word from Weber, somebody below
yelled, 'All out of the pits.' Then one
of the cars, in charge of Ed. Raihle,
1728 Hudson av., started down.
"Three workmen evidently jumped
to safety. Carlin, I was told, yelled
for the car to stop, but Raihle didn't
hear him. The car went on down
and crushed Carlin's skull, killing him
instantly.
"Raihle is prostrated and in -no
condtion to makfe a statement at this
time."
Mr. Yates received a report of the
accident at his office when he
reached the store this morning at
! S:30. The police had a report in full
before noon. The coroner's inquest
was over shortly before noon. Yet
the Trust Press failed to carry a
story of the accident in their early
editions.
The coroner's jury returned an
open verdict.
Few employes were in the store
when the accident happened. A half
hour later when the big rush of
workers-to-their-places came, the
news of the accident had been very
much hushed up. Elevator men de
nied that any death had occurred.
Employes were not talking about it
at least, not in the open. But this
te the whole story.
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TELEGRAPH BRIEFS
Washington. House insisted on
straight provision in postoffice bill
for $1,001,000 for pneumatic tube
mail service for New York, Boston,
Philadelphia, Chicago and St. Louis.
London. Sir Edward Carson, first
lord of admiralty, asked for 400,000
more men for British navy.
Washington. All idle mines in
Mexico whose owners cannot supply
good reasons for their not being
worked will be. taken over by Car
a government.
PRESIDENT DEMANDS MONEY
FOR LIVING PROBE FEAR
FOOD RIOTS
Washington, Feb. 21. President
Wilson is determined congress shall
pass immediately the $400,000 ap
propriation which the federal trade
commission has requested for the
nationwide food price i probe he di
rected the commission and the de
partment of agriculture to make.
It was stated officially at the White
House today that the president will
give his personal attention toward
swinging congress into line behind
his food probe suggestion.
Senator Borah today demanded
that congress remain in session until
adequate steps are taken to bring
prices back to normal
"Congress cannot adjourn," Borah
said, "so long as it is possible for us
to be of any service in this deplorable
situation."
Bread and meat prices and the
possibility of their manipulation
will be the first line of attack.
New York and Chicago, it was
stated, will be the first field of oper
ation, "in view of the serious prevail
ing conditions."
Chairman Davies of the federal
trade commission predicted to the
United Press today that food riots
will occur throughout the country
unless prompt action is taken by the
government
COURT DECLARES DUNNE DEEP
WATERWAY CONSTITUTIONAL
Springfield, III., Feb. 21. The Illi
nois supreme court today declared
the Dunne deep waterway constitu
tional. o o
STATE SENATE PASSES LOWDEN
CONSOLIDATION BILL
Springfield, 111., Feb. 21. The sen
ate today passed Gov. Lowden's
commission consolidation bill, 42
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