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affront to the people of Chicago. In the name of the National Women's Trade Union League I sent the following telegram to President Wilson yesterday:

"Personnel of suggested Federal Board of Inquiry into Eastland disasted thoroughly unsatisfactory. No representative of labor or the traveling public. Board as constituted represents only employers and inspection service. Urge commission independent of department under fire and on which labor and the traveling public are properly represented."

and the Woman's City Club has called a special meeting of their Board of Directors for tomorrow morning. Twelve ships went down on the lakes in one month with all the crew on board, making a total of two hundred and forty lives - all this preliminary to the Eastland.
     Many of the young boys and girls who went on that picnic live in our neighborhood and the funerals have been going on steadily since Tuesday. But the great center where most of the working people live who went on this picnic is just west of us, Cicero. Twenty-nine funerals took place in one little church, thirteen in another church, - one family of eight, father, mother, and six children were all buried together. About two hundred funerals took place yesterday - some of the details are most distressing. There are not enough grave diggers, not enough coffins, not enough hearses - Marshall Field's auto trucks have been in use!
     Raymond and I had dinner last night with Miss Addams at Hull House. Harold Ickes was also there.

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