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RESULT FROM BOAT FIRE
Investigation of all lake steamers,
particularly excursion boats, is seen
as a result of the burning of the
Graham & Morton steamer, the City
of Chicago, yesterday.
Government and city officials alike
realize that only by a marvelous bit
of luck was another lake tragedy
averted after the wireless on board
the boat failed.
But the boat was only five miles
out in the lake when the fire broke
out in the engine room and by a
marvelous run was able to get to the
government pier before the flames
had entirely wrapped the decks.
Had she been much further out,
with no other ships apprehensive of
her danger owing to the failure of her
wireless system, she might have gone
down witn tne zzu passengers on
Capt. Ira B. Mansfield, chief steam
boat Inspector; Win. Nicholas, his
chief, and an assistant U. S. district
attorney are conducting the federal
investigation. J. P. Dillon, chief
radio inspector, is rushing here from
the east to aid in the probe.
The federal men will first probe the
origin of the City of Chicago fire and
will demand a reason for the conflict
iiig reports issued by the Graham &
Morton officials at the time of the
For a day or two the federal offi
cials will give their attention to the
City of Chicago affair and'then a gen
eral investigation of lake boats.
In this probe it has been suggest
ed that they can be greatly aided by
Victor A. Olander, secretary of the
Lake Seamen's Union, who knows
more about conditions on the great
lakes than, any other one man in the
r And Olander has been pointing just
such dangers as the one that occurred
to the city of Chicago for years.
These dangers could be eliminated by
the passage of the Seamen's bill.
" However, Olander seems rather I
He has been through such probes in
the past and he has seen them nd
so often in "star chamber" sessions
from which "whitewashes" emerged.
But this latest lake fire, coming
during the hot weather when so many
people are on the boats, may serve to
wake them up to the danger that
I exists when they realize that only a
matter of a couple of miles nearer
shore saved the 220 passengers on.
board the city of Chicago.
City Fire Att'y Murray's office is
EXPECT TROUBLE WHEN MINES
IN BUTTE REOPEN
Butte, Mont., Sept. 2. Butte and
vicinity today were put under mar-
tial law and three companies of the
state militia took command of the
situation, to prevent Qutbreaks as the
result of the internal dissensions in.
the ranks of the metal miners. Al
though predictions bad freely been
made that rioting would follow the
arrival of the 800 guardsmen, there
was no trouble during the arrivaL
The first crisis in the situation is
expected to be reached today, when
the Original and Anaconda mines of
the Anaconda Copper Company are
opened under heavy guards of troops.
Further trouble may follow an at
tempt, expected to be made by Sheriff
Driscoll today, to arrest President
Muckie McDonald and other promi
nent members of the Mine Workers
Union. The warrants were issued by
District Judge Donlan in connection
with the recent deportation of mem
bers of the Western Federation of
LAMB STEW WITH PEAS
Cut 1 pound of lean lamb into small
dice. Add 1 cup of water, a little salt,
boil 10 minutes. Shell enough peas
to make 1 pint. Add to the lamb and
cook 30 minutes or until peas are ten
der. Add 1 teaspoon of butter and a,
cup of cream or top milk. Salt and "
pepper to taste.
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