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u ' 1 . Hnt.rtd at Second CUM Matttr Oetobtr Offlct at Chicago, Illinois, undor Act TWENTY-SIXTH YEAR, COUNCIL GIVES 0 Our Two by Four Aldermen Did Not Appropriate One Cent for Belief of Eastland Victims. The Same Council Would Gladly Appropriate $100,000 for Civil Service Sinecures for Relatives or Pals. .Foreign Cities Gave Very Freely to Relieve Chicago Sufferers After the Great Fire of 1871 and American Cities More. If Aldermen Had Acted About Eastland Tho City Council voted the sum of $20,000 to Investigate the Eastland disaster Monday .night and as an emergency fund, for rescue, work. . . Not a cent for the poor distressed families or Individuals. r If It was a gang of relatives or pals of theirs planning a raid on tho treas ury for more coin for life civil serv ice sinecureB, theso same alderman would have voted them $100,000 gladly. It the Chicago aldermen had even voted $20,000 to rellovo the distressed It would have been little enough. Twenty thousand dollars for tho re lief of families ruined by the greatest calamity in the history of tho cltyl It would not have been much. Dut the aldermen gave them noth ing. This shows tho caliber of the City Council. After tho Great Fire of 1871 several foreign cities contributed almost as much as this for tho Chicago sufferers and several American cities contrib uted more than the City Council ap propriated to put more men at work on the wreck. This is the City Council that appro priated $10,000,000 for a boulevard link for Joy riding, automobile-owning deadbeats and non-taxpayers. The neglect of the City Council of Chicago to appropriate one cent for tho relief of sufferers through the Eastland disaster, puts Chicago in a contemptible light, when the action of other City Councils in other cities at the time of tho great Chicago fire of 1871 is recalled. The City Council of the city of St. Louis appropriated $50,000 for tho relief of Chicago tiro sufferers at a special meeting held Octobor 9, 1871, whllo tho flro was still raging. Tho following telegram was received on that date by Mayor R, IS, Mason, of Chicago: "Mayor of Chicago Trains will leave by Chicago & Alton R. It. this evening with a quantity of cooked and other provisions. City Council voted $50,000 to tho Chicago sufferers and mass meeting culled for tonight to add to citizens' contribution of today of $70,000. "JOSEPH DROWN, "Mayor." Louisville, Kentucky, sent over $200,000 in money nnd supplies. The Common Council of Cincinnati appropriated $100,000 for Chicago flro sufferers at a special meeting held on October 9, 1871. New York City sent $250,000 and train loads of supplies. Boston sent $100,000 in the follow ing telegram: "R. B. Mason, Mayor of Chicago: "You are authorized to draw on this city for $100,000, for the relief of suf ferers by the late fire, "WILLIAM GASTON, "Mayor." The city of Erie, Pa., sent In $15, 000 through Its Mayor. Troy, N. Y., sent $10,000. Montreal, Canada, sent $10,000. Albany, N. Y., sent $10,000. Brooklyn, N, Y sent $100,000, Philadelphia, Pa., sent $100,000. Pittsburgh, Pa., sent $100,000. 11. 1M9, at (h Pott of March 3, 1879. NO. 44. on What So Many of Them Say They Knew No Disaster Could Have Occurred. Fifty other cities appropriated small er amounts. Chicago's City Council will make Its own Investigation of the Eastland catastrophe. Alderman Rodriguez proposed the Council investigation. He said it was less than a year ago that the officials of the Chicago Federation of Labor had called tho attention of the offi cials to the fact that the Eastland was unsafe and that a serious acci dent was likely to happen to it at any time. Tho Investigation will be conducted by tho Council's committee on har bors, wharves and bridges. The Council also adopted a resolu tion introduced by Alderman Mer rlam which called upon the federal government to appoint n special com mittee to conduct an Inquiry. This sought to have tho federal investiga tion mado by persons other than steamboat Inspectors. Alderman Pretzel told the Council that he had reported to It a year ago that the vessel was being overcrowd ed. He said the owners of the lake boats had threatened him with dam age suits at the time. A resolution waa adopted praising the police and Are departments for their aid In the rescue work. Chairman Turnbaugh, did Otto Rice tho laundryman entertain any members of your committee during tho last session, when that woman's 9 hour law was before It? There was great walling and gnashing of teeth when Governor Dunne vetoed tho insurance bill passed by tho last General Assembly. What a sad bunch they were! Wo con gratulate Governor Dunne on his veto of this unfair measure. Vice-President Turnor of tho Penn sylvania has been elected president of tho Chicago Union Station com pany, Vice-President Sewoll of tho Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul was mad0 vice-presldout of tho station corporation nnd W. G. White has been selected secretary. The executlvo committee consists of Messrs. How ard ,of the Burlington, Shoyer of tho Pennsylvania nnd Sewoll of tho St. Paul. This commttea will havo gen eral charge of everything pertaining to tho now passonger station project. Young Representative John C. Mc 0 loon of tho Nineteenth Senatorial dis trict of Chicago, who Introduced tho 50-cnr limit bill, will have a hard tlmo squaring himself with eithor the rail road employes or tho railroad officials, It Is said. By trying to please both, he pleased none. It is said that his ducking of tho voto pn tho woman's 9-hour law, was the great Joke of the session with some legislators. Efforts are being made by the Chi cago plan commission to obtain bet ter beach facilities for the people of tho city. The Ave drownings at Cor nelia beach recently have aroused the members of the commission, ac cording to a statement made today by Chairman Charles H. Wacker, who insists that Chicago should have at least ten beaches like the one at Jackson park, where the bathers are safeguarded and have dressing room accommodations. lay or 'Thompson -will probably drop ult of the seven retiring mem bers of the School Board. The seven men about to retire, , aro John J. Sonsteby, William Rothmann, Robert Editor J. Roulston, Charles S. Peterson, John A. Metz, Dr. Stephen R. Pie trowlcz and William Schlake. Edward H, Morris, a colored at torney and former state representa tive, may be appointed a member of the board by Mayor Thompson, ac cording to city hall rumor, The mayor has already appointed several negroes to city Jobs, among them be ing Edward H. Wright and L. B. INDEPENDENT IN ALL THIHOt, MUTUAL CHICAGO, SATURDAY, JULY Anderson ns assistant to the corpor ation counsel, and the Rev. Archi bald .Tames Carey, chief law claim investigator In the law department. Coroner Hoffman and State's Attor ney Hoyne deserve credit for their prompt and efficient work In the Kastland calamity. School graft appears to havo been pretty good judging from thn testi mony before tho 8enato Committee. A prediction: The investigation Into the Kastland catastrophe by the payroll cadets will amount to nothing. A whitewash Is tho most likely result. Tho only beneficiaries of tho awful calamity will bo tho fellows who al ways benefit by theso events, to wit: the high salaried professional organ ized charity people. The. dead will go unavenged and the living will soon be forgotten. Secretary Redlleld Is quoted as say ing that all government steamboat In spectors "aro chosen from tho eligible list of the Civil Service Commission." We thought so. Before tho Civil Serv ice humbug was borrowed from China, big catastrophes to boats and theaters wero unknown in this country, it is since the Civil Service law went Into effect that 1000 people wero burned on the General Slocum; COO wero killed In tho Chicago Iroquois (Ire, and 1,400 destroyed on the Eastland. "Civil Servlco eliglblcs" forsooth! A Civil Servico "eligible" is a fel low who enn read, write and flguro smartly. He Is not appointed on ac count of his practical ability. Tho Civil Servlco eligible Is appointed to his Job for II fo and to blazes with the public after he gets on tho pay roll. For several years the Dally News has conducted a beautiful philan thropy in the form of a summer camp for tenement-dwelling mothers and their babies. Tho camp for this year was opened in June and will be kept open until September. Tho Dally News physicians In'attendanco usu ally determine the time any one of tho visitors may stay. Tho regular term is one week, but if a child or Its mother needs more, It is granted. VICTOR F. LAW80N, and Publisher of the Chicago Dally This enterprise, the leaBt obtrusive and most effective of Its kind, is con ducted at the expense of The Dally News, strictly for tho beneflt of the city poor, who need Just what It gives. It has saved the lives of hundreds of infants since It was Instituted, and In doing that has benefited future Industrial citizenry In a degreo that could not well be estimated in terms of money. Press Club Scoop. IN NONE 31, 1015. REMEMBER If the Big Belief Fund Baised for the Eastland Sufferers Is to Do Them Any Good It Must Be Kept Salaried Old Chicagoans Remember What Became of the Relief and Aid Funds Donated in 1871 to the Great Fire Victims. They Also Remember Money from The Civilized World was horror stricken over the great Chicago Firo of 1871. With over 100,000 people homeless and destitute, the charity of the world was poured in upon the suffering community. Organized charity was equal to the occasion. Most of tho money was turned over News. to It, and for years it throve upon tho offerings of the world to tho flro sufferers. High salaried officers were created and continued In well paid Jobs for decades after the fire. This outrageous wolffshness caused a great uprising In Chicago In the summer of 1875 nearly four years nftai ilia flraaf Plra 1 Mobs of impoverished people In- Entered at Second Clatt Matter October 11. 1889, at the Pott Office at Chicago, Illinois, under Act of March 3, 1879. ' Mn&c?rt WHOLE NUMBER 1,345 Out of the Hands of the High Wolves in "Organized Charity." the Great Mobs Which Tried to Pry this the " Society " Holding It in 1875. vaded La Sallo street, whero tho principal offices of tho "Society" which throve upon money donated by a generous world to the poor of Chi cago wero located. The militia and the polico wero called out In force to keep the Or ganized Charity wolves from being mobbed. The successors of this "Society" are now at work In Chicago, with big payrolls for themselves nnd, it Is currently alleged, with "small amounts" for tho needy poor. They would like to get hold of tho money raised for the Eastland vic tims. If they do get It, the suffering and needy survivors of that awful catas trophe will recolvo tho same treat ment that tho Chicago Firo sufferers received. They will get very little. Tho professional charity organizers will get most of It, ns usual. If tho Mayor's fund Is to do tho good Its donors Intended it to do, It must bo kept out of the clutches of Organized Charity. Judging from Its past record, Chi cago's. Publicity Brigade aro great on Investigations but might shy on re sults. Witness: Cold storage flro at World's Fair whole companies of firemen wiped out. Nothing done. Iroquois Fire No ono punished. Flub dub memorial, thut's all. COO killed. Stock yards ammonia explosion, flro marshnl and number of ffremen killed. Nothing done. Eastland disaster? 1,400 killed. Initiative in an effort on tho part of unions to prevent tho possibility of "whitewash for offenders" was tnkon by Chicago Typographical Union No. Ill, which adopted a resolution invit ing other trade unions to co-oporato with it in watching tho investigation into tho Kastland disaster through a special legal representative. Tho reso lution de.scrlbod the disaster ns ono which would go down In history as another "chnrgo against carelessness or incompetency." United States Senator James Ham Ilton Lowls Impressed tho Importance of a thorough investigation on tho department of commorco and labor In tho following telegram: "Tho public press prints that our government refuses to countenance any federal Investigation of tho sink ing of the Eastland, Tho chargo is that wo are shielding guilty inspec tors. Here, openly, Is being mndo tho charge by city and state officials that our federal inspectors wero corrupted by steamboat oporators to violate tho law. Federal Judgo Landis Is calling a special grand Jury and snys if our United States attorney declines to participate ho will name a special at torney. "This will put us in a position of trying to shield officials who must be guilty of something causing us to take such action. Such position would injure us greatly beforo the public. "I am sure there Is a misunder standing and that tho rumor through tho public press is doing us a great Injustice I beg to recommond that the department of Justlco here be authorized by your office to partlcl- THIS pate In any federal Inquiry ordered by Judgo Landis to tho full extent of obtaining the truth as to charges of corruption on tho part of federal inspectors. Please communicate with United States Attorney Clyno at earli est moment to avoid embarrassment of special counsel being named by Judgo Landis on tho ground that our government refuses official aid in tho Investigation. I can not press upon you too strongly tho danger of Inac tion in this mutter." Speaker Shnnnhan represents be sides n wet district, an absoluto labor population. What did ho do for them? Wo refer for reply to John Walker, president of tho State Federation of Labor; Victor Orlnndor, secretary of the State Federation of Labor and to officials of other labor bodies. Tho Young Men's Frank O. Low den club of Illinois hns been organ ized In Chicago In furtherance of the Oglo county leader's candidacy for governor. Headquarters aro in tho Hotel Sherman. E. A. .Hurdling is president and Ernest Jnunushou, secretary. A vice-president will bo elected from each ward. Tho city Is now engaged In killing tho few trees thnt wero not killed by tho city forester act. Work on an electric conduit along North La Sallo street from Chicago avonuo to North avenue has been temporarily abandoned by Deputy Commissioner of Public Works Burkhnrd, at tho protest of property owners thnt 250 or !!00 beautiful elm trees will bo destroyed It tho work contlnuer. This part of Lu Sallo street was at ono tlmo tho most cxcluslvo rcsldeuco district on tho north side. Tho trees wore planted tho year following tho great flro. Tho Govornor acted wisely In ve toing tho picture Dim legislation. Speaker Sliannlian's friends woro much disappointed hecnuso of tho Gover nor's action. How In thundor did Speaker Davo Shanahan, with nil of his legislative, oxperieuco, allow appropriation bills to pass that wero so full of alleged Illegal holes? Talk of a special ses sion of tho legislature camo from Sprlngllold In tho wnko of an an nouncement thnt all stato funds aro tied up pending u decision on thu in junction suits brought by F.iyotto S. Munro of Highland park as attornoy for John B. Forgtis. Stato Treasurer Hussel and Stato Auditor Brady havo announced that they will not ubsuiuq responsibility for paying out any moro of tho stato funds until tho court has had an opportunity to docldo. Judge Crolghton hns lixod next Wednesday, Aug. 4, to start hearing argumouts In tho cases, In tho meantime, banks where tho etnto funds aro dope-sited aro refusing to honor vouchors pre sented by employes or othors having claims against tho stato and aro re turning them with a chargo for a pro test fea attached. Addison street, tho only wldo east and west street running clear across tho city from tho lake to tho limits, between Dlversey street and Evanston, should be made a boulevard at onco.