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THE MOItNTNG OREGONTAN. TITUnSDAT, JULY 29. 1915.
6 IN BLAMED FOR
APOSTOLIC DELEGATE FROM THE POPE TO THE UNITED STATES WHO WILL VISIT PORTLAND.
Last Week of the
July Clearance and Expansion Sales
Mail and Telephone Order Filled by Expert Shopper
All purchases made
Thursday and bal
ance of month
charged on Sep
tember 1st bills.
Coroner's Jury Accuses Own
er, Captain, Lessee, Engi
neer, Federal Inspectors.
man wouie as? joi
"MercKandi's of Merit Only"
Pacific Phone Marshall 5000
Home Phone A6691
FURTHER INQUIRY ADVISED
Passengers Found Xot to Have Con
tributed to Disaster; Secretary
Itedfield Is Called Into Con
f ference by Jurors. .
CHICAGO, July 28. A Coroner's jury
tonight returned a verdict placing- the
blame for the loss of hundreds of lives
by the capsizing of the steamer East
land 1 nthe Chicago River Saturday on
six men. These are:
William H. Hull, general manager of
the Chicago-St. Joseph Steamship Com
pany, owner of the Eastland.
Captain Harry Pedersen, of the East
land. J. M. Erlckson, engineer,
steamships, who gave the Eastland
license to carry 2500 passengers July 2.
' J. C. Eckliff, Federal Inspector of
W. K. Greenebaum, general manager
of the Indiana Transportation Com
pany. leasee of the Eastland.
The Jury recommended that these
men be held to a grand Jury for indict
ment on charges of manslaughter.
The jury found the passengers were
not in any way to blame for the cap
sizing of the ship. It recommends fur
ther investigation by the Coroner and
other officers to determine whether the
men named and others may be guilty
of negligence or of contributing in any
way to the cause of the disaster.
The six Jurors selected by Coroner
Hoffman to hold the inquest on the
victims of the Eaetland catastrophe
are: Dr. w. A. Evans, formerly health
commissioner: Colonel Henry A. Allen,
consulting engineer; Harry Moir, hotel
proprietor; J. S. Keough. coffee mer
chant; Eugene B. Eifeld, hotel man
ager; W. K. Bode, wholesale grocer,
federal Offldala Called In.
Before arriving at a verdict, the
Jurors called in Secretary of Commerce
Redfield. Inspector-General IThler, 'of
the steamboat inspection service, and
A. L. Thurman, special solicitor for the
Department of Justice at Washington
for a secret conference.
After these Federal officers had been
closeted with the Jurors for more than
two hours, the examination of wit
nesses was resumed.
Secretary Redfield said he could not
talk of what he told the Coroner's
Jury. He said that Coroner Hoffman
and jurors had asked him and Mr,
Thurman and Mr. Uhler regarding the
usual procedure in the inspection of
lake steamers and of the duties of the
Federal officers connected with the
granting of licenses to the Eastland
to carry passengers.
"It was suggested and considered
whether there should not be some law
regulating the inspection of steamboats
as to stability, said Mr. Thurman.
It wcs pointed out to the Jurors that
no laws have yet been passed provid
ing -for that, and that there is no ap
propriation at hand to furnish a force
to make such an inspection..
Indictments Are Delayed.
------Awaiting; the finding of the Coroner's
Jury, the County grand Jury adjourned
until tomorrow without returning in
dictments against any one. It had
been arranged for the grand jury to
finish its investigation tonight and
draw up indictments charging a half
dozen persons with blame for the up
setting of the Eastland, but as the
Coroner's inquest dragged into a night
session, this plan was abandoned. A
dozen members of the Eastland's crew
testified before the grand jury, but
added nothing, it is said, to evidence
adduced by Coroner Hoffman.
Investigation by a Federal grand
Jury and by the steamboat Inspection
service will begin tomorrow. Frank
W. Van Patten and William A. Col
lins, comprising the Milwaukee board
of steamboat inspection, who, with
Secretary of Commerce Redfield and
A. L. Thurman, of the Department of
Justice, and three Chicago citizens, will
hold a hearing, arrived today. Inspector-General
Uhler also arrived from
Secretary Redfield tonight reiterated
that nothing as yet had been found to
reflect on the Federal inspection of
the steamship. He and Mr. Uhler said
there was no provision under which
the Government should pass on
whether the design of a ship provided
for a seaworthy vessel.
In connection with the Federal in
quiry, two Chicago inspectors today
made soundings of the Chicago River
around the Eastland, still lying on its
side, half submerged. It was found
that the maximum depth of the dock
was 20 feet and the minimum 14 feet 2
inches. It had been asserted by wit
nesses at the Coroner's inquest that a
possible cause of the ship's listing was
a mud bar on which its keel was
pressed by the 2500 persons on board.
War Department May Be Blamed.
Experts said tonight that the East
land should have floated freelv in 13
feet of water, but that if it were shown
that a bar caused the steamer to ud
set. the War Department would be at
fault, as that Department has charge
Funerals of some 200 victims of the
iastiand catastrophe were held todav.
while the whole city was in mourning
under an official proclamation hv
Mayor William Hale Thompson, who
returned from San Francisco and took
cnarge or the relief work.
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PRELATE IS AWAITED
Archbishop Bonzano, Papal
Delegate, Due Tomorrow.
RECEPTION WILL BE HELD
Kniglits of Columbus to Help Knter-
tain Dignitary on Way to Con
vention of Order at Seattle.
Churchmen to Gather.
One of the most distinguished guests
to visit Portland in this season of
visits from men of National and inter
national prominence will be here to-1 contraband cargoes.
acquainted with its crew, several or
whom had been in America.
One member of the Lelanaw'a crew
remained aboard the submarine at his
own request. He was one of the mess
boys of the American ship, and ar. he
was of German nationality preferred
joining the crew of the under-water
craft to the probability of intern nent
in England. A. Kirkwall, another of
the Leelanaw 3 mess boys, was round
to be a German and was detained.
Captain Delk. a resident of Philadel
phia, made a matter-of-fact statement
regarding the sinking of his ship, and
was not inclined to add details to the
main facts as he outlined them.
T: ere is no story in it," he said.
'We stopped when a Bhbt was fired
behind us, and then we had to leave.
Our ship was shelled, bombed and tor
pedoed, but it took an hour and a half
to sink her. The Germans tooK ' t
aboard the submarine, carried us about
60 miles, and then gave us directions
for getting to Kirkwall, which we
reached safely in about 12 hours."
The members of the crew, of whom
there are 32 besides the captain, ex
plained that the German commander
apologized for the necessity of sinking
the ship, but said it was forced upon
him by the fact that the Leelanaw was
carrying contraband, and he was not
in the habit of throwing overboard
Asquith Scouts Invasion, Say
ing War Is Endurance Test.
MORE IMPORTS OPPOSED
morrow in the person of Monsignor
Giovanni Banzano, the apostolic dele
gate to the United States from the
Monsignor Bonzano will arrive at
1:30 tomorrow afternoon from San
Francisco, where he installed Arch
bishop Hanna, the successor to the late
Archbishop Riordan. Monsignor Bon
zano will be the guest of Archbishop
Christie while in Portland, and a spe
cial reception 'in his honor will be
held at the Portland Hotel tomorrow
night from 8:30 till 10. the visitor
leaving at 11 o'clock for Seattle, where
he will represent the Pope at the
National convention of the Knights of
Knlghta to Aid In Reception
A committee from the Portland
Knights of Columbus will assist in the
reception in Portland and will escort
the visiting party from the train to
the archbishop's residence. Members
of this committee are: J. F. Daly. J. P,
Cook, James Clarkson, Roger Slnnott,
J. C. English and Joseph Jacobberger.
Giovanni Bonzano is the successor in
America to Cardinal Falcenio. He was
born in Casteleto, Italy, in 1S67, and
was ordained a priest in Rome in 18SD
He became vicar-general of the dio
cese of Vigevano and rector of the
pontifical urban college in Rome suc
cessively, and in 1912 he was appointed
to the apostolic delegacy and conse-
rated Archbishop of Mitylene. He
came to the United States shortly aft
erward and took up his residence in
Washington, D. C
Koted Churchmen In Party,
Traveling with him are the Rev.
Francis Kelley, president of the Church
Extension Society; Bishop Shahan, di
rector of the Catholic University at
Washington, and Father Spoletto. sec
tary to Monsignor Bonzano,
Monsignor Bor.zano stands so close
to the Pope that in church functions
he takes precedence in rank over all
other church dignitaries in the coun
The crew of the German boat con
versed affably in good English with the
Leelanaw s men.
The Germans had no idea of the con
tents of the latest American note on
the sinking of the Lusltania. for their
newspapers were two days old. The
L.eelan: w was the sixth vessel the sub
marine had sunk that day, and It start
ed in pursuit of two others when the
Americans had been returned to their
boats after their long ride on the sub
The sailors frop. the Leelanaw were
cold and wet when they landed after
their 12-hour row in lifeboats, as th
had been almost swamped several times
In cross tides off the Orkney Islands.
BRITISH HIT OWN PLANE ;
TERRITORIALS DISPROVE BELIEF
OF POOR M ARKMANSHIP.
BIBLE AS STUDY UPHELD
Linisterial Session Approves Allow
ing- Credit in Schools.
EUGENE. Or.. July 28. fSneclal 1
sciiugi creo.il lor work done in
Sunday school, as a substitute for anv
iLttempt to introduce the Bible in the
I'Ublic schoolroom, was approved by
me Oregon interdenominational Min.
tsters' convention here today. The in
roduction of the subject by E. A. Alder
nan. superintendent of Schools at Port-
and, was held significant of a closer
relationship between church and school
systems, and, the pastors declared. th
proposal of the educator is expected to
stimulate an Interest in the Sunday
school as well as increase its standards.
The plan is now before the School
Board in Portland, explained Mr. Alder
man. under which the Portland school
would grant one credit out of 16 needed
for graduation, and. this Bible study
vould also count as a college entrance
The course suggested would neces
arily be standard throughout th
chools, covering the fundamental Bibl
istory, and would be completed with
ultable examinations and grading of
Another wnack at theoretical re
glon was taken tonight by Dr. Fran
Loveland, of Portland. He demanded
iat modern religion come down to an
hical basis and become closer related
problems of society.
Aviator Mistaken for Enemy, Brought
Down by Rifle Fire, Proves
Nationalltr With Swrarlnf,
Premier Says Victory Is Assured.
but Warns Against Further For
eign. Debts Members Criti
cize Government's Action.
LOXDOV. July 2S. Explaining: be
fore the House of Commons that the
European war has resolved into a con
test of endurance which precludes any
possibility of a logical prediction of
peace. Premier Asquith todsy declared
that the governments feeling of
surance In victory for the entente and
allies had not diminished; that the
British fleet Is much stronger now than
at the beginning of hostilities; that
Italy is ttcadily gaining and Russia is
showing wonderful resourcefulness
under the circumstances, and that the
German submarine warfare Is not
serious a matter as some seem to think.
Final triumph by the Franco-British
forces In Western Europe and at the
Dardanailes is sure to come, the Pre
Fltt Aetlvlty I'nobarrrrd.
Saying that the activity of the "all-
powerful" British fleet had been un
observed generally, but had aubstan-
ally cleared the aeas of the enemy.
Mr. Asquith continued:
The navy, so far. haa been denied
the grim and glorious tight, but It la
through Its unrelaxlng vigilance and
tho supreme skill with which It has
been handled that thla country today
can laugh at the scare of an invasion.
nd that we, to an extent unknown
probably by any other belligerent
power, are Immune from the actual
ravages and dangera of war."
Glancing around the house, the Prima
'This la a sight unknown for a hun
dred years, this aggregation of mem
bers equipped In military garb, but
there is not a failure represented In
SOUTH END, England. July 16.
(Correspondence of the Associated
Press.) Two companies of territorials the house and the house la typical of
stationed near here brought down an
aeroplane with rifle fire early thla
week, but the victim proved to be a
British army machine.
The territorials were guarding Can
pey Islam, where huge quantities of
war munitions are stored, and they had
instructions to shoot at any aviator
flying over the island who failed to
give an agreed signal. The victim
either did not know of this rule or
ignored it. and when he got within
a vouey was nred at him. One
try. In civil functions local dignitaries ?.ullet. Punctured the aeroplane s gaso
mav take precedence. -"- -"e 'wr was com-
- - I 1 .1lk
who are stationed outside of Portland . " uen. lI?e territorials ran up to com-
pieio meir iriumpa oy taaing the
the whole country, which haa not given
Its hostages in sona or brothers."
Ilrrrultlng Reporter! (iood.
Speaking of recruiting, which he re
marked had been In progress for 12
months with undiminished activity.
Premier Asquith said:
The latest reports are among the best
we have had for a long time."
The Premier concluded with a note
of caution to the country, saying:
Do not let us suppose that our na
tional duty Is discharged either by
will make special visits to this city
tomorrow to meet the distinguished
aviator prisoner, they were greeted
with a volley of strong language. The
profanity was unmistakably English
and when he gave further proof of his
identity as a British army aviator the
commanding officer of the territorials
pointed out that he had served as the
means of not onlv testine- tha rnnrka
ng mem, suDmanne signaiea aoanaon manship of the territorials, which is
GERMANY ASKED TO PAY
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ship. Ample time given crew to leave
ship. Five shots then fired at Lcelnaaw
without effect, followed by torpedo.
Crew taken on submarine with life
boats in tow, after which two more
sh ts were fired. Last one set fire to
Crew Makes Port In Boats.
"Submarine headed toward Orkneys.
Leelanaw was seen sink one hour and
2 minutes later. . At 8:30 P. an
other steamer being seen approaching,
crew was ordered to lifeboats, in which
they proceeded the remainder of dis
tance to Kirkwall, arriving 6:30 fol
Leelanaw laden with flax and tow
only. Before leaving submarine, master
demanded shtp's papers; request re
fused, his register, customs manifest
and bills of lading being retained.
Master had no complaint of treatment
The retention by ' Ue German subma
rine commander of the ship's papers
brings up a point that has never been
sending an adequate lntlux of recruits
to the army or to the various Indus
tries engaged In the fabrication of mu
nitions. The duty haa been cast on
thla country, not only of maintaining
the freedom of the seas; not only of
supplying large contingents of well
equipped men for the battlefields and
trenches, but also, to a large extent.
the whole conduct of the war.
"We cannot do that If w continue
to Import and to Increase our indebt
edness to other countries, and unleaa
in the highest repute, but had we malntal our great manufacturing
hat an aeroplane could be I Industries."
x-remier Aiquiin urgea ine accumuia
brought down by rifle fire.
But the aviator refused to plav
gracetuiiy ine role oi a vicarious tar
get and departed swearing vengeance.
WARSHIP ANCHORS HOLD
AMERICAN CR11SER5 RIDE OUT
TYPHOON OFF SHANGHAI.
Collier Neartag Completion Stranded
on River Bank Death I-lt Is
Reported to Be Heavy.
SHANGHAI. July 28. The force
the great typhoon, which sprang
definitely settled, but in the present I along the Chinese coast Monday night.
war tnere nave oeen many cases, as
when the William P. Frye was sunk
by the Prinz Eitel Friedrich. This point
probably will not be disputed. Ameri
can naval commanders in the past have
been expected to keep the papers of
any prizes destroyed for later consid
eration by prize courts.
appears to have been centered in
Hang-Chow Bay. to the south of
Shanghai. Communication between
Shanghai and Hang-Chow has been
severed. The toll of lives, it is believed,
will be heavy, and considerable dam
age is known to have been done to
The United States cruisers Saratoga
and Cincinnati were in the thick of
the storm, and while at first some
fear was felt for the Cincinnati, the
Leelanaw's Captain Says Crew Were anchors of both warships held fast.
ine L.'niiea Estates comer xxo. i, near-
COl'RTESY SHOWN BY CAPTORS
Well-Treated by Submarine.
ABERDEEN, via London, July 28.
"They could not have treated us more
courteously than they did," was the
unanimous verdict of Captain Delk
and the members of the crew of
the American steamer Leelanaw, when
questioned last night regarding their
encounter with a German submarine.
They traveled about 50 miles on the
deck of the submarine and became well
tlon of a large reserve of gold and the
use of paper currency by householders
He characterized as calumny tha
statements in a section of the press.
which he described as melancholy and
notorious exceptions to the newspapers
as a whole, that the people of this
country had failed to rise to the
heights of thla great occasion and that
the allies did not appreciate the contri
butiona Great Britain was making to
the ultimate triumph of the common
"Don't let us give any encouragment
to the faint-hearted and still less to
the backbiters who are disheartening
our allies and encouraging our one
rales.' he said. "Let us in this cause
and the country at large, with the same
spirit of energy and determination
which for 12 months has inspired us.
continue to persist and presevere to an
inevitable triumphant issue."
Method mt Campaln-n Criticised.
Sir Henry Dalzlel. Liberal member for
Kirkcaldy Burghs, moved an amend
ment that adjournment should be only
for four weeka.
lr Henry explained that he did thla
because he was not satisfied wltj the
situation in Flanders, where it had
been understood there was to be a
great advance during the Spring and
In the Dardanelles, too. he wanted
to know why a notice had been
given the enemy of a bombardment on
t'.ie part of the fleet without the co
operation of the land forces.
Sir Henry said he could keep silent
no longer, as he nad not tho confl-
Special Clearance of Ajprons
A $2.00 Double Service Apron
Of pretty flowered combinations of soft plisse crepe. Is made so it can be lapped
either side at the waistline. In pink. lavender and light blue.
$1.75 Crepe Apron Dresses
Made of plisse crepe in plain or striped patterns with trimmings of flowered bor
ders. Fasten down the back. Empire and kimono-sleeve style.
Morning Gorj Breakfast Set
Of fine plisse crepe, made just like a dress, fastening down the back, gored skirt.
Trimmed with fancy borders.
In the regulation coverall style, with round neck and small yoke effect. Kimono
sleeves, large pocket, belt in back.
300 New Wynall Blouses
"Wynall" blouses have certainly won the enthusiasm and praise of "
every woman who is fastidious and particular about her blouse fash
ions. Here today we again come forward with another special new
shipment of these justly famous waists, which we show in dainty voiles
with trimmings of laces, embroidery, tucking and hemstitching. Very
l specially priced. Third Floor
Discontinued Corset" Models
La Vida, Smart Set and C B. a la Spirite corsets of coulil, batiste
and silk batiste and broche. With low. medium and medium high bust,
and with straight or curved waistline. In broken sizes and many models
especially good for real small women. Fourth Floor
WhUe Golfine Coats
As these coats are fashioned from golfine, the most fashionable
material of the season for separate coats, they are bound to create unusual
interest at this sale price. Some are lined throughout with peau de cygne,
all have pockets, some with belts across the back, others belted all
around. Third Floor
Trimmed Summer HaVs
Hats of cretonnes, felts and fine white hemps with satin facings and 1 Thursday
i with satin upper brims. Trimmed with wings, ribbons and flowers. V Clt Q
I In large, medium and small shapes. Second Floor j JHv)
The New Smocked Middy
These middies are in white with flowered cretonne collar, cuffs and
belt, and with the smocking done in color to match; made with short
eeves. V neck, laced front and yoke in back and front. fourth floor
16-Button Silk Gloves
These gloves are made of pure silk with double tipped fingers the Thursday
best make and can be had in shades of brown, navy, pongee and r
opera colors. Fint Floor i uUC
Kayser's Silk Lisle Union Suits
These suits are of fine silk lisle in Swiss-ribbed style. Low neck. "J Thursday
knee length and sleeveless. Trimmed with pretty hand crochet. All f p 1 Q ft
first floor J p I.OD
Little Wonder Records
We have.just received a new shipment of these little records, including
such popular airs as : Killarney I'm a Lonesome Melody Down
Among the Sheltering Palms He Comes Up Smiling If You Can't
Get a Girl in Summer Time Those Charlie Chaplin Feet When I
Dream of Annie Lawrie O Promise Me Stars and Stripes Forever
I Everybody Rag With Me. Basement
A GENERAL REDUCTION OF ONE-THIRD
ON ALL HAIR GOODS
Agent for Free Sewing Machines
delay In using g against tho Ger
mane and ne iuisc.i
.... .h r.iiure to do thla waa a break
down In t".ie arrangements.
mr Henry conciuiiw wi.
tent among the workera wa. due to
the failure of the government to deal
with the question of food aupplies.
which he contended waa responsible for
the Increase In tha coat of living.
Sir Arthur Markham said tho public
had lost all confidence In the War
Office, which had proved miserably In
efficient in Its conduct of the war.
tflr Henry Dalxlel did not press hli
amendment and Premier A"11 Po
tion that parliament be d""" om
July 9 unUl September 14 waa car
ried. " ,
Cottage Grove Paper Consolidate.
COTTAOK GROYr:. Or.. July i
Ing completion at Shanghai, dragged
her anchors across the river, where
she stranded on tha opposite bank
Fifty large Junks were sunk during ,,,. , ,h- mvernment that h had
the storm in the Woosung River. 10 L... mnrh airo. He could not under-
miles north of Shanghai. Impeding 8Umd why the Industries of the coun-
Japan la trying to Introduce allk raising
into Kora. nurchaains l.HNrriO cocoona in
China and enraging the aervicas ot Chlneaa
experta in aerlculture.
try iad not Deen moDiusoa and ne
wanted to know whether any one at the
War Office had been cashiered for the
failure to supply sufficient munitions.
He also cr!tlciuad. the government's
This is a very severe and
dangerous disease. In almost
every neighborhood someone
has died from it before medi
cine could be obtained or a
physician summoned. The right
way is to keep Chamberlain s
Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea'
Remedy at hand, then you are
prepared for this and other
bowel complaints for which it
is especially intended. We have
never known of a case result
ing fatally when this remedy
(Special.) The Leader, of this city, has
been consolidated with the Sentinel.
Doth papers will be continued from the
Sentinel office, one belnu publlKhed on
Tuesdays and the other on Krldays. to
Bive a semi-weekly service. Elbert
Bede, who has edited the Sentinel for
four years, will edit both papera W.
H. Tyrrell will have a half interest In
the consolidated business.
You're on the right track I
If yotx can find use for a liltl
more fun you ought to
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