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OK LAST EDITION ONE CENT HUNDREDS OF CHICAGO ANS DIE WHEN STEAMER EASTLAND SINKS IN RIVER THE DAY BOOK An Adless Newspaper, Daily Except Sunday VOL. 4, NO. 253 Chicagp, Saturday, July 24, 1915 393 U. S. GOVT INSPECTION BLAMED FOR HORROR OF THE JftSTLAND Steamer Once Condemned by Gov't Between 1,000 and 2,000 Drowned in Chicago River Com plaint Had Been Made to U. S. Dep't of Commerce by Seamen's Union- , Time of Disaster 7:45 a. m. Name of Boat Eastland. , Estimated Dead 1,800. Estimated Number on Board 2,500. Blame Laid to U. .S. Steamship Inspection Service. - Investigations directed by State's Att'y Hoyne, Coroner Hoffman, Lieut Gov. Barratt O'Hara, U. S. govern ment, police department. Occasion Annual picnic of West ern Electric employes. Rescue Work Police boats, fire boats, privately owned' tugs, divers and all sorts of water craft Blame for the Eastland sinking is kid on the U. S. Steamship lrtspc- - - .