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Ruse Scented to Avoid Claim

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Titanic Survivor Says She Signed Paper Thinking It Railroad Tickets

Alleged unfair tactics used by the owners of the steamship Titanic to avoid damage claims from survivors were explained yesterday by Miss Annie Kelly, one of those rescued from the ill-fated vessel.

Miss Kelly, who is staying with relatives at 303 Eugenie street, declared that she was given $25 when she was taken to a New York hospital and signed a document releasing the White Star Line from liability.

“I thought I was signing the railroad ticket to Chicago,” said Miss Kelly. “It was not until I left the hospital that I learned that I had unknowingly signed a paper which released the company from all claim for damages.”

Misses Anna and Mary Garvey, Miss Kelly’s Chicago relatives, declared that a legal effort would be made to force the steamship company to reimburse Miss Kelly adequately for the injuries and loss of personal effects and suffered when...[?]

Chicago Record-Herald, Thursday, April 25, 1912, p. 2, c. 7 (item):

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