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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, December 28, 1911, Image 2

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ers prior to the wrecks.
After getting Mooney's side of
the story, the Exammer asked
Kline for a statement .Which lie
gave defining his position. Not
a line, of it was printed, but the
story inferred that 14' men had
beeii definitely connected with the
wrecks, and that Kline was in a
badly worried state over these
damaging "discoveries."
, As far as can be learned from
the police and L C. officials, the
investigation has fallen flat, as far
as fixing the blame for thewrecks
on any individual. Strike leaders
say that one of the wrecks was
caused by a flange on the locomo
tive wheels being worn so thin
that it split a switch.",
f The burning of a pile of rub
bish on a vacant lot at 97th. street
and Champlain street was extin
guished last night before it did
any damage. But it gave the
ExaJminer and the Tribune a
chance for a difference of opinion.
According to the Tribune,' the
fire was lighted by a workman
employed in the shops, who went
away and left it burning. There
was no damage to adjoining
buildings. '
As the man was working in the
shops, presumably he was a
The Examiner smokes a more
imaginative pipe, and says "a fire
.of incendiary origin, which for a
jtime threatened to wipe out the
shops at Burnside, broke out in
the dry kilns shortly after 8
o'clock. Proniptarrival of the
fire department confined the blaze
Sq the dry kilns This is the sec
ond mysterious fire since Satur
day night. On that night about
ISO feet of the fence around the
building and two day coaches
Were destroyed by fire.".
No mention is made of the last ,
riighPs -fire having been sorted,
by a workman in the shops.
1 The fallowing statement, sent , O
by President Kline of the Black
smiths to evry paper in the city,
indicates his attitude toward -the
investigation of the recent
wrecks, now being made by "the
To the Public Press.
In Wednesday morning's, issue
of the Chicago newspapers we
were informed of a supposed at
tempt to wreck the Illinois Cen
tral passenger trains, which was
immediately.charged tojthe labor
unions now on strike. The wit
nesses consists of boys fourteen
and fifteen years playing in the
back yard in the rain and fog,
who weer supposed to have seen
two men running out'of the Illi
nois Central yards.
"Accopiing to a statement of
Lieutenant Mooney of the Ken
sington police station, which
statement he made to the under
signed, it was dark and foggy j a
rather peculiar time lor children
to be playing in the back yard,
and beiner able to see out in the
railroad yards. . Ui
This morning s Examiner, De
cember 28thj prints a statement
from Lieutenant Mooney of Ken
sington police station in which he
says that it looks like-another Mc
Namara case. If that is the opin
ion o the Chicago police, I hope

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