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hope is held of collecting from them. So action will be against Western Electric Co. This was in effect ad mitted today by Jesse Wilcox, admin istrator named by probate court for 56 "estates" of Eastland victims. "I can not say what our action will be," said Wilcox. "It is certain, how ever, that the owners of the Eastland, though involved in the responsibility, could not pay proper damages if claims were sustained. When suits are begun they will be prosecuted against interests able to pay in full." The attorney in charge of collect ing evidence is one who has hit Big Business hard blows in personal in jury suits. He is Charles C. Spencer. He won for his client, Mary Sheetz, the Jrst personal injury award under the occupational disease act Miss Sheetz died from lead poison which got into her blood while she worked as a typesetter for International Har vester Co. Ten thousand dollars award was made by the jury that heard the evi dence, t"H being reduced to $8,000 by the court. A verdict of $35,000 against Mont gomery Ward & Co. was won by Spencer fir his client, Cyrus David son, a farm hand near Tonti. A saw frame sold by Montgomery Ward & Co. went to pieces one day and tore an arm and a leg off Davidson and otherwise injured him so he's a phy sical wreck. The big mail-order house claimed the machine was manufac tured by Sycamore Foundry Co. Court and jury held Montgomery Ward & Co. are responsible for ma chinery advertised in their catalogue and marked with their initials. ARMOR MANUFACTURERS DEFY SENATE COMMITTEE Washington, Jan. 25. Armor plate manufacturers today flatly refused to tell senate naval affairs committee actual cost of their products. As re sult, hearing by which they hoped to postpone favorable report on govern ment armor plate plant bill is prac tically at an end. Bill will be favor ably reported. o o STAGE GREATEST AIR RAID EVER IN BALKANS London. 2 German aeroplanes bombarded French seaport town of ?P Dunkirk at 6 o'clock this morning, the admiralty announced. Two hours later a German aviator was shot down by British airmen at Nieuport, several miles from Dunkirk on sea coast Berlin. Turkish troops east of Kut-El-Amara reinforced by arrival of artillery and infantry from Bag dad have repulsed every attempt of British to advance to relief of Gen. Townsend's beseiged garrison. Salonika More than 100 bombs dropped by 45 French aviators who raided Monastir and other Southern Serbia cities with important results Monday. Greatest air raid ever exe cuted in Balkans. London. France has urged Eng land to declare immediate blockade without waiting for further protests from neutrals. Blockade advocates today claimed large majority in commons in support of that policy. London. Paris and London papers today printed reports that Emperor Franz Josef is seriously ill. No Aus trian verification. Petrograd. Russian troops, press ing down from northeast, have ap proached to within 3 miles of city of Pinsk. Germans are strengthening their positions north of Pinsk to meet A expected Slav attack. Movement against Pinsk extension of offensive launched against Austro-Germans in Kovel-Sarny railroad region a few weeks ago. Rome. heir immediate escape to the Adriatic cut off by capture of .Scu tari, Montenegrin and Serbian troops , are attempting to retreat southward 1 upon Durazzo. '