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There probably wilt fie a gen
eral public funeral for the dead.
Perhaps it will be held" Thursday
Thanksgiving day. The plan
has been approved -by all the
priests and ministers, of the
The work of digging in the
ruins was only begun when
Mayor J. L. Biddinger, of Wau
kegan, force dthe company td
submit to it.
Early today the company sta
tioned guards all around the
ruins. The people were kept out.
Inside, one man was playing a
stream of water on the smolder
ing ruins; another was digging
Mayor Biddinger saw what
was being done,
"It is a shame the way the com
pany is acting," he said, flf there
are more bodies in the ruins they
ought to be found as soon as pos
sible. "I am going to organize a res
cue crew and that crew is going
to the plant, and is going to work
there, whether the company likes
it or not."
The work of the volunteer crew
was sickening. Every few min
utes they would come across
pieces of suspenders, shoes, hats
There are at least three work
men still missing. It is feared
they must be so burned up as to
The work of attending to the
injured is going on well today It
vas frightfully retarded at first
by lack of nurses and lack of med-1 meat consumed in England comes
jcal supplies. Jfronvforeign countries.
Tn'e Broolcyn plant, tfiat of tfi
Uniort Sulphur Co., a subsidiary
of Standard Oil, blew up almost
at the same hour as the Wauke
gan one. The company officials
there are holding back the news
of the extent of the disaster. It
is known that at least 15 men' are
seriously injured, and that 5 are
likely to die.
The known dead at Waukegan
are; Martin Slater, assistant
superintendent; Frank Stanley,
Chas. Pamuleaf, John Adams,
Peter Daugela, Joseph Zalenak.
,. The known missing are: Jos
eph Przelsky, Louis Monday;
Daugela was pushing a wheel
barrow 50 feet away from the
plant when the explosion oo
curred. The force of it lifted one
of the walls and threw it on top
of Daugela and killed him.
At 3 o'clock this afternoon, the
bodies of Louis Noinotick, Martin
Natichak and Mike Bunch were
recovered from. theruins.
At that time it became practic
ally certain that there were two
more bodies in the burning build
ing. The search will go on
through the night.
o o J
Fire starting a dwelling at 829'
East 39th st. routed out six negro
families and created a panic
among 40 girls employed next
door in a laundry. Dwelling de
stroyed. Loss $5,000.
Seventy-five per cent of the