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THE. "MOEKINGk OBEGONIAN,. -WJBDJNESDAY, MARCH ,22, l&Qg.
DEATH ROLL GROWS
One Hundred Dead and Miss
ing at Brockton.
CHARRED FRAGMENTS FOUND
Only Fourteen of Fifty-Five Bodies
Recovered Have Been Identified
Only Traces of Engineer
BKOCKTON, Mass., March 21. Satis
fied that there -was no chance o recover
ing additional bodies from the ruins of
the R. B. Grover Company's shoe fac
tory, search was abandoned at 11 o'clock
tonight by the small army of volunteers
after 37 hours of constant tolL Although
the police and Medical Examiner Paine
felt that they have removed from the
debris all remains which were not reduced
to ashes, a second search shortly will be
Instituted to satisfy relatives and friends
nf the victims.
The revised list as given out by the
ptlice at 11:30 o'clock tonight was as loi
"Bodies recovered, K; Identified, 14;
missing, 5; reported as escaped, 2S3. It
now seems probable that but 14 bodies
will be burled with their Identity posi
An Inquest will be held shortly.
The day saw the first movement on the
part of the workmen In trades similar
to that pursued by the victims to raise
a relief fund for the bereaved families. It
Is expected that several thousand dollars
will be subscribed.
Fragments of Bodies Found.
At the ruins tonight hundreds of men
drenched to the skla by the rain tolled
unceasingly amid the half-burned timbers
for -fragments of flesh and bone which,
when found, were hurried to the morgue
to be scanned by those waiting; there.
That the 65 dead represent the total num
ber of victims no one familiar with the
disaster believes. It Is extremely doubt
ful, however, that more than fragmen
tary pieces of other bodies will ev'er be
Medical Examiner Paine said tonight
that he believed other bodies had been
reduced to ashes and that the number of
victims might never be positively known.
He did not believe that further Identifi
cations of the charred remains at the
morgue were probable. Every body which
had on It a trinket or piece of clothing
has been more or less positively Identified.
Remains which have been placed In boxes
and marked "unknown" are In such a
state that there Is no possibility of their
being recognized. .
Today the first of the funerals of the
victims was held. Governor Doublas being
among those -who followed the body to
the grave. The funeral was that of Je
rome Mayo, a finisher In tho factory and
brother-in-law of C. L. Fish, a close
fc friend of the Governor.
A public service for the victims will be
held Thursday afternoon In the City The
ater. Two clergymen, one a Catholic and
the other a Protestant, will speak. The
remains of the unidentified dead will be j
Interred in 'the" Melrose cemetery. j
Tonight numerous meetings were held
by fraternal and labor organizations to
offer assistance to the city in relieving
the distress of the families.
Remains of Engineer Found.
A careful search of the boiler pit In
which the remains of David Rockwell,
the engineer, were found resulted in the
finding of a watch, the rubber heel of a
shoe and a torn piece of clothing, all of
which were shown to Mrs. Rockwell, the
wife of the engineer, and were identified
by her as belonging to her husband.
Then the police found a part of a chair
with a pelvis of a human frame in it.
from which they inferred that Rockwell
was sitting beside, his boiler when the
explosion came and was Instantly killed.
The police today, in explaining the
failure of "a number of employes to re
port their escape, cited an instance which
indicated to them that many of the work
men were dazed after the explosion. Jo
seph Jones, employed in the stltchlng
room, escaped with a few bruises. In a
confused state of mind he walked to
another shoe factory in the city, applied
for and was given employment, and In
a mechanical way he worked through the
day. Not until he returned to his home
and found his family mourning him as
dead was the man's brain clear enough
to enable him to recall the Incidents of
Captain D. B. Grover, president of the
Grover Compans', who has been ill for
several weeks, was Informed today of
the .loss of life which attended the de
struction of his factory. He was tempo
rarily overcome, but was better tonight.
ALL .CLOSELY GUARDED
NO MAN MUST TALK TO BEEF
Posse of Secret-Service Men Will Pre
vent Their Being Approached by
Packers or Newspaper Men.
CHICAGO, March 2L Fifteen secret
service men have been brought to Chi
cago to guar the witnesses who will
appear and testify before the special
grand Jury which tomorrow will begin
the investigation of the - transactions of
the so-called beef trust. So great is the
desire of the federal officials to maintain
strict secrecy in the investigation that
every witness will be closely guarded
to prevent ils being approached by news
paper men or agents of the packers.
C. B. Morrison, who today was ap
pointed District Attorney to succeed S.
H. Bethea, recently appointed District
Judge, declared tonight that any person
detected speaking to or inquiring the
name of any of the witnesses will be
liable for contempt of court
Twenty men have qualified as grand
Jurors, and the federal officials hope to
be abie to complete the list of Jurymen
Ohio Anti-Trust Law Upheld.
COLUMBUS. O., March 21. The Ohio
Supreme Court today upheld the con
stitutionality of the criminal section
flUTV 'PfiTTnV-TJ'nT.Tl'TJrR C POOTTP OT.j-of the Valentine anti-trust law. The
Civil section uu.u auoiuy uctu
mrn f Pm.Itah,. Flnallv Adont "PB as constitutional sums i.m
Mutual Plan of Management.
NEW YORK, March 2L A plan for tho
gradual admission of the policy-holders
of the Equitable Life Assurance Society
of the United States to ehare in the con
trol of its affairs was adopted by the di
rectors today. It provides for an amend
ment of the society's charter so that 23
of its 2 directors shall, at the expiration
of four years, have been elected by the
policy-holders, and the remaining 24 by
Under the new plan, seven of the 13
directors annually elected will be choson
by the policy-holders, and six by the
stockholders. The new method of con
trol will thereafter become effective after
Capmakers Win Strike.
NEW YORK, March 21. Several hun
dred capmakers who went on strike three
months ago against the "open shop" in
all the factories of the New York Cap
Manufacturers' Association have returned
to' work, having settled with their em
ployers and gained recognition of the
Y. W. C. A. WILL ASSIST THEM
If Sufficient Number Apply It Will
Aid Working Women.
loonkeeper. early Sunday morning, were
captured by the police today. Almost the
entire police department of the North
west side, as well as Central Station de
tectives, participated in the round-up of
the alleged robbers.
One of the captured men was shot in
the "bead, but the bullet missed touching
a vital" spot. The suspects were arrested
at their homes and In every case. It is
alleged, the police were forced to break
down doors to make the arrests and des
perate resistance was shown. Many shots
were exchanged between the officers and
men, but no officer was wounded.
HEALTH BOARD BEOBGANIZED
Dr. Andrew C.' Smith President, and
R- C. Yenney Secretary.
Dr. Woods Hutchinson Is no longer
the State Health Officer and secretary
to the State Board. Ho resigned yes
terday as a result of a proposed reduc
tion in salary and a curtailment of the
amount heretofore allowed his office
for expenses. The resignation was ac
cepted and Dr. R. C Yenney immedi
ately selected to fill the position..
The sessions of the State Board of
Health yesterday consisted principally
of discussions of removing the offices
of the Board to Salem, the sanitary
condition of the Lewis and Clark Expo
sitlon grounds and the state of the food
supply of Portland during the Fair.
Considerable time was taken in a dis
cussion of the financial necessities of
the Board and In llstenlngto the re
port of the secretary.
Following the report of the secretary
the election of officers was the order of
business. Dr. Andrew C Smith was
unanimously re-elected president for
the third term and Dr, E. B. Plckel was
The matter of the. appointment of a
consulting engineer to the Board was
taken up. and Oscar Huber was selected
to serve without pay.
Dr. Pickel was Instructed to Inform
the petitioners for the removal of the
cemetery at Ashland that the Board did
not have authority to act.
The proposition to remove the offices
of the Board to Salem was defeated,
after which the Board adjourned to
meet at Pendleton some time in June
TALKON GOOD ROADS
Two Days' Session of Southern
THOUSANDS HAVE KIDNEY
IH Ai DON'T KNOW II
HELD IN GitY OFGRANPS PASS
Schwab Wants Warship Contract.
NEW YORK, March 2L Charles M.
Schwab sailed for Europe today on the
steamer Kron Prinz Wilbelm. It was
said today that Mr. Schwab was bound
for St. Petersburg to negotiate the build
ing of warships for Russia.
British Still Ahead at Checkers.
BOSTON, March 21. In the Interna
tional checker tournament today the
score was: British, 6; Americans, :
drawn. SO. Total score: British, 45;
Americans, 24; drawn, 151.
How working women are to live when
with Increasing rents and higher cost of
necessities their meager incomes are
swallowed up without provision being
- . i. vn n . ... .n Via nftVilitm
laid before the business meeting of the j at lne call or the president.
Younc Women's . Christian Association
yesterday. It was the longest session on ATtp SUSPECTED OF POLYGAMY
record, and many important subjects were -"-"- w xuiiuum
As -to the workng womea, it was decided
that If a sufficient number registered at
the association office, saying that they
would soon have to face this dilemma,
the directors would then take up the
matter In all earnestness. In this con
nection Miss Prltchard. of the People's
Institute, asked for the appointment of a
committee to help her in improving the
conditions surrounding the working girls
of the North End.
This afternoon at 3 o'clock the associa
tion will hold an adjourned meeting at
the Exposition grounds to witness the
breaking of th,e ground for the Fair head
POLICE BOUND UP DESPERADOES
Chicago Sends Out Small. Army to
Capture Four Suspected Murderers.
CHICAGO. March 2L In one of the
most desperate encounters between police
and alleged desperadoes since the cap
ture of tho notorious carbarn bandits,
four men. suspected of being Implicated
in the murder of Frltx Kreuger, a sa-
Mormons in Hawaii Under Investiga
tion by Government.
HONOLULU. March 21.-R. W. Breck-
ons. united fatates Attorney, is reported
to be investigating the Mormon . settle
ment at Late- for evidence of polygamy,
on Instructions from Washington. Mr.
Breckons refuses to confirm or deny the
A. T. Atkinson. Superintendent of Pub
lic Instruction, and father of Territorial
Secretary Atkinson, has resigned at the
request of Governor Carter, who consid
ers his administration unsatisfactory. In
his letter of resignation. Superintendent
Atkinson demands a public Investigation.
Freight EmbargS Is Lifted.
RENO, Nev.. March 21. The embargo
placed upon all freight, except the neces
sities of life, by the Southern Pacific
sometime ago, will be raised tomorrow
morning by order of General Manager
Calvin. He returned to Reno today with
the above announcement. Thousands of
tons of freight, consisting' of mining ma
chinery, etc.. are now sidetracked waiting
for the embargo to be lifted.
interesting and Instructive Addresses
Are Made by Prominent Men
From Many Parts of
GRANTS PASS. Or.. March 21.
(Special.) The- Southern Oregon dis
trict convention of the Oregon Good
Roads' Association closed a two days'
session In this city this evening with
a large and enthusiastic meeting .There
were large delegations present from
Northern and Southern Oregon. Among
the prominent men present from a dis
tance were: Judge John H. Scott, of
Salem: ex-Governor T. T. Geer, of
Salem: W. E. Coman, of the Southern
Pacific Company, of Portland; Judge
Ryan, of Oregon City; Judge J. C.
Trenhard, of Astoria; Dr. James Wlthy-
combe. of the Oregon Agricultural Col
lege; Professor J. M. Hyde, of the State
University; George W. Evans, of Port
land; Judge M. D. Thompson, of Rose-
burg: Judge G. W. Dunn, of Jackson
ville; Hon. D. H. Jackson, of Ashland;
Hon. H. Von der Hellen. of Wellen;
Hon. W. L Vawter, of Medford.
The goods roads committee of the
Oregon Development League was rep
resented by three of Its members, head
ed by the chairman, John S. BealL The
Roseburg Commercial Club had a dele
gation present and there were also
large .delegations present from Ash
land. Medford,. Jacksonville and other
smaller towns of Southern Oregon.
1 The convention was called to order
by Judge George II. Durham, who
briefly outlined the object of the con
vention. Addresses of welcome were
made by Dennis H. Stovall on behalf
of the citizens of Grant's Pass and Jo
sephine, and C. L. Morgan, president of
the Grant's Pass Miners' Association,
on behalf of the association under
whose auspices this convention was
During the convention addresses were
made by A. H. Garaon, Commissioner of
the State Board of Horticulture for the
Third District, on "Bad Roado as an In
direct Tax on the Agricultural and Hor
ticultural Industries." and by Judge J.
C. Trenchard on "Raising Road Taxes
by Road District Levies." Dr. "Withy.
combe spoke on the 'Economy of Good
Roads." and Hon. R. G. Smith, of Joseph
ine, oh "How Should a Road Fund Be
Acquired?" Addresses were also made
by ex-Governor T. T. Geer and John
H. Scott, of Salem; W. E. Coman, general
passenger and freight agent of the South
ern Pacific lines In Oregon; John S. Bealls
The session of Tuesday evening, which
closed the convention, was largely taken
up by Professor John M. Hyde, of the
University of Oregon on methods and
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machinery used In road-building, ana :
which were Illustrated by stereopticon
views. The closing session of the con
vention was attended largely by residents
of Grant's Pass and the Good Roads As
sociation, recognizing the valuable as
sistance of the ladles In creating gooa
roads sentiment, elected a member of the
Grant's Pass Woman's Club, Mrs. L A.
Wishort, as secretary pro tern for the
In response to the request of Judge
Trenchard, who acted as presiding offi
cer for the evening, short addresses were
made by Mrs. A. Conklln, Mrs. A. E.
Voorhles and Mrs. R. T. Coe, expressing
the interest of the ladles in cause of good
The convention aroused a very great in
terest in the cause of good roads, and In
the general discussion which followed the
addresses some well-made points were
given by prominent business men, miners
and farmers of Josephine and Jackson
The musical features of the programme
were supplied by the Grant's Pass men's
quartet and by the Grant's Pass Woman's
Club, the latter having charge of the dec
orations of the Opera-House, which were
In the .National colors, and tne stage In
streamers of white and green, tha clul
colors, and the Oregon grape and plum
Nebraska Society Entertainment.,
John Manning presided at the meeting
of the Nebraska Society in Alisky Hall
last night, and Mrs. Ida Boyer took charge
of the programme. Miss Frances K.
Houser gare two piano solos. Addresses
were delivered by Clyde B. Aitchesen. Rev.
C. Buechler, George R. Wilber, Miss Ger
trude Bomgardner, Miss Woodcock and
B. F. Morden. Miss F. B. Morden gave
two solos. Theodore Olsen. Danish Vice
Consul at Omaha, expressed himself so
pleased with Oregon that he Intended, if
his wife would consent, to make his home
here. Luncheon and cards followed the
addresses and songs.
IX Babr la .uttlnx Tee tit.
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The Best Pill I ever used." is the fre-
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lllll. T.lvai. TMllc WhAn vntl tn?
i you will say the same.
All kind? and conditions of men are
Ending rendezvous at the office of the
Clerk in that unplctureeque old ruin
known courteously as the Multnomah
County Courthouse. These are the days
when the parties are busy recruiting their
strength In making ready for the fray
which Is to come. The Republican and
Democratic line officers have again taken
the field on active service, and skeleton
battalions which have served to maintain
party organization during tho Inter-elec-tlon
truce are being filled and reinforced
to a war footing.
A Mayer and divers Aldermen are to
be chosen and there are spoils to be won.
Spring has come again and a Spring in
which not only flowers bloom, but -which
holds a city election and the many fine
things which tingle in the political pulse.
There are' many sorts of men In the
ranks of them who are mustering against
the day of primaries when the many are
to be called and the few chosen. A motley
convocation is now to be seen each day
at Olerk Fields' -counter.
j. he many who want to vote arc regis
tering. Sonie are there to swear and
make qualification from a high sense of
civic duty. Not many, but some. Some
because Ihey lgnorantly believe they are
cogs In the machinery of municipal gov
ernment. Others are there out of cus
tom, going to the registering books as
they take sarsaparilla for their blood.
Because It Is Spring. But most of them
are going because they are nudged in the
ribs and told to go by the file-closers who
have their orders from higher up.
I wandered Into the place where sev
eral men were behind the counter tak
'lngr the names' ot 'the many who want
to vote They are clerky and proud and
a bit- haughty, if to be at once clerky
and haughty Is possible.
One ot them asked me If I were Re
publican er Democratic and when I
didn't lenow he was patronizing', even
pltylnsr- I put a hypothetical question
and askel what Socialists and Prohi
bitionists did. and he told me they
Standing there In the way of anxious
sovereigns he asked: "Well, do you
want to register?" I didn't know. "If
you want to vote you've Ot to regis
ter. It was immaterial to me so I
was moved along by the ranks of those
-who wanted action, at the ballot-box.
Side by side -were the Municipal
league champions and the "b"bys who
didn't care a tinker's expelitlve about
reform "so long as thoy get an "open
town. The .men who alt"ln"carpeted'ofJ
flees and dictate to blonde stenogra
phers hobnobbed with the fellows who
work on the docks. Genteel family men
of substance and men whose Idea of
finance is an' elastic currency of beer
check. One by one they gave their
names and callings, and for the most
part their confession of political faith
was the same.
"Bud Jones. Republican, barkeeper,
been In Oregon two years, live at the Ex
celsior Hotel, voted often at every elec
tion." "That'll do, Mr. Jones. Now the next."
And Mr. Jones, after answering the ques
tions fair passed on conscious of his
strength as a sovereign.
"Donald McConnlck. Republican, bank
er, been in Oregon 40 years, live on
Kings Heights, voted often." . And the
smug patriot in Immaculate and modest
garb joined his brother with the heavy
weight face and crp-shooter's sartorial
Death and politics level all. They were
one In the faith and they rejoiced equally
In their sovereignty.
So they passed all the afternoon. Up
to the license stand to get their authority.
Today and tomorrow their like will pass
again and for many days for the slogan
has been borne aloft and the clans and
hosts arft rallying- There Is to be an
election and In their nostrils is the scent
of reform, or spoils, or wassail or duty
or a dollar the vote, for the fathers long
ago In the exuberance of freedom lifted
up the gates and made the host the sov
ereign In a notion that the one and the
other man is necessary to a government
of the people- It's a fine, an arousing, a
pathetic and possibly an edifying sight to
see. The numbering of the sovereigns.
A. A. G.
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