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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, August 02, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 4

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jhip. I charge that the Service has
failed in duty."
Sec'y Redfield has insisted that he
is making as deep an investigation
as the statutes allow, that it is an
automatic investigation such as oc
curs after every disaster, and that he
can make it no more embracing with
out running counter with federal law.
Olander flatly contradicts Redfield by
saying the secretary can go the limit
with a deep investigation if he
wants to.
"I ask' that the solicitor of his de
partment, A. L. Thurman, be called
upon to define the complete power
of the service he represents. Let him
base his reputation as a lawyer on
the definition. Then there will not be
such mystery about the power held to
investigate," said Olander.
"Either the service has power to
make a more searching investigation
or it has exceeded its authority in the
past There have been thorough in-
veaugauuua 01 snip disasters, just the
kind we want here.
"Time and time again the federa
tion or myself called the department's
attention to looseness or violations on
excursion steamers. The only reply
was the stereotyped one: 'The matter
will be investigated.'
"The power of the steamboat in-
ection service is so great it should
ver nave been entrusted to thp
hands of men. It should be clearly
defined in plainly written law.
. "How can the Redfield investiga
tion be fair. The two men who hav.
the work of authority, who are con
ducting the hearing and who will gov
ern its findings are two local inspec
tors. One of them should in reality
be on triaL
"The Redfield investigators have
not had me on the stand, though I
have been in the same room with
them many times."
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Washington. London foreign
office's supplement to British note on
partment today, together with anoth-V.
er British ,note dealing separately
with steamship Natchez case.
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New York, Aug. 2. A young lady,
who said name was Margaret Ryan
and gave an address in W. 72d st,
which proved fictitious, attracted at
tention of a number of men last night
as she sat crying on a bench on a
subway platform.
"Are you in trouble, little girl?" a
kind man asked her.
"Yes, kind sir,' 'she said. "I have
been robbed. Two men in the sub
way were looking at me and jostling
me, but I didn't pay any attention.
When I got off here I found that -my
stocking had been cut and $7 taken.
Ouch! Something hurts my foot it
sticks into me."
She took off her shoe and when she
turned it over a glittering object fell
out on the platform. -
UA diamond!" her kind friend said.
"It's worth $200 if it's worth a cent"
'Til bet it fell off the bad man's
hand when he cut my stocking I no
ticed diamond rings on his fingers,"
she said. "Any man can rob me of
$7 if he will leave a $200 diamond."
So she went her way rejoicing and
did not report the matter to the po
lice, satisfied with what she had.
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Despite alleged confession of Mrs.
Frank Schwery, Waukegan, that she
poisoned Frank Qulgley by putting
arsenic in his ginger ale after she had
buried the body of an illegitimate
child of her daughter without know
ing whether it was dead or alive, she
may be freed.
Quigley will recover. Mrs. Schwery
has repudiated her alleged confes
sion. The state's attorney of Lake
county says it would be almost im
possible to prove that the baby 4
burled by Mrs. Schwery was alive at
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