THE MORNING O R EGO XI AN. SATURDAY, JULY 31. 1915. 3 !-s EASTLAND IS SEIZED BY FEDERAL COURT Charges of "Whitewash" Are Renewed as Redfield .1 Continues Hearing. INSPECTORS ON STAND SECRETARY OF COMMERCE, WHO IS CONDUCTING INQUIRY INTO CAUSE OF EASTLAND DISASTER. ' X f Ilttle Headway Slade In Righting Vessel and Only One More Body Is Recovered Total Dead Is Below .1000. CHICAGO, July 30. Investigation to. determine whether anyone was crimi nally to blame for the capsizing of the steamer Eastland in the Chicago River Saturday with the loss of 1.000 lives, was narrowed today to a Federal .grand jury and the steamboat inspection serv ice under Secretary of Commerce Red-ne,d- The vessel, still lying on its side where it fell at its wharf, was taken over by a Federal marshal on orders from Judge Landis, of the United States District Court. The county grand Jury, it was decided by State's Minrnvv Hnvnt. nrobably did not have sufficient Jurisdiction to accomplish anything and ceased its inquiry for the a repetition of the statement that the present. "Whitewash" Charge Repeated. Secretary Redfield's examination of steamboat inspectors continued today. Charges that the steamboat inspection service would not be stringent enough with its own members continued today nnrt elicited from Secretary Redfleld inquiry was according to law and that judgment should not be passed until the investigation was enoeo. Before Mr. Redfield began his hear ings, labor leaders issued statements declaring that the Department of Com merce inquest would be a whitewash for Federal inspectors. These labor leaders telegraphed a protest to Presi dent Wilson, but received no reply. Mayor Thompion Dissatisfied. After yesterday's testimony before Secretary Redfield, Mayor Thompson, Assistant Corporation Counsel Korshak and others said that the examination of witnesses seemed to them unsatis factory, while Assistant State's At torney Sullivan thought the questions put by Secretary Redfleld were too leading. The questioning of witnesses today was turned over to Solicitor Thurman, of the Department of Commerce, al though anyone in the room was allowed to-put queries to the steamboat inspec tors examined. Secretary Redfleld said that the determination of guilt, if any, lay with the Federal grand jury and the Federal trial court, as his investi gation was simply to determine whether steamboat inspectors had acted con scientiously and according to legal re quirements. Total of Dead Under 10O0. The hearing before Secretary Red field and members of the steamboat inspection service will continue tomor row, as will the taking of testimony by the Federal grand jury, which was charged by Judge Landis to show no consideration for anyone, if guilt were shown. Little apparent headway was made today with the righting of the East land. Only one body was recovered, making the total known dead 835. The missing list kept by the "Western Electric Company, whose employes ar ranged the excursion that was stopped by the upsetting of the steamer, receded to 161 tonight, indicating the total number of dead probably would be under 1000, as the dead and missing now total only 996. PROTESTS SENT TO WILSOX President Urged to HaveMen Not in Service Conduct Inquiry. CORNISH, N. H., July 30. President Wilson today received from friends of persons drowned when the excursion .steamer Eastland turned over in the Chicago River protests against having persons connected with the steamboat inspection service make an investiga tion of the disaster for the Federal Government. The President was told that it would be fairer to have men not in the Fed eral service and who could in no way be blamed for the affair conduct the inquiry. Several of the protests were from organizations to which the vic tims of the disaster belonged. The President has Intrusted the Fed eral investigation into the disaster to Secretary Redfield and has urged that it be made as thorough as possible. The protests probably will be referred to Mr. Redfleld. BECKER'S PRAYER IS GUT OFF BY SHOCK rtafflfflti'iatWrirtaW raT irs'.ri'lWnii 1 WILLIAM C. REDFIELD. TOKIO CABINET QUITS AH BRIBERY CHARGE IS CAUSE C0RVALLIS WOMAN BURIED Funeral of Wife of ex-Postmaster "Who Died Is Portland Held. CORVALLIS. Or., July 30. (Special.) Mn is. W. Johnson, who died in Portland hospital after an operation Tuesday, was buried here yesterday. Mrs. Johnson was the wife of ex-Post master Johnson, and besides her wid ower, she is survived by one child Billle. a 6-year-old lad. She was Lillian Hamilton, the daugh ter of T. M. Hamilton, and was born in Montevideo, Minn., January 30, 1877 While she was a baby the far.ily moved to Oregon and settled in Lane County, where they lived until the Fall of 1892, when they moved to Cor- vallls. In 1897 she was married to B. V. Johnson. GENESEE HAS BIG FIRE Idaho Town Postoffice Barns, but Contents Are Saved. GENESEE. Idaho, July 30. (Spe cial.) In one of the biggest fires Gen esee has ever had the large building owned by John Sullivan was burned last night. The postoffice building, also, and the large barn owned by Rader Bros, were entirely destroyed. Most of the contents were saved from the postoffice. J. R. Nickel had a pool room in the Sullivan building, and lost everything in the place. There was $1200 Insurance carried on the postoffice building by Dan C. Burr, owner and postmaster, a-.a SHOO car rled on the stock of goods owned by Mr. Nickel. Two Hit by Accidental Shot. TWIN FALLS. Idaho. July 30. (Spe cial.) K. Waters and Miss Hele King, both of Kimberly, while hunt inar and fishing along China Crek, south of Kimberly, were hurt by the accidental discharging of a revolver, While handing the revolver to Mr. Waters, Miss King accidently dis charged the weapon. The bullet passed through the fleshy part of Mr. Waters' hand and lodged in Miss Kind's thigh. Members, Including Pre mier Okuma, Resign. an aviation camp. In fact, there is al ready a camp here, two aviators, Louis Barln and Emil Komm are learning to fly with their machines. It was on this same field that Silas Christopherson, the aviator, made hi; first flight. Not only is thi field suit able for an aviation school, but the Co lumbia River touches the lower part, making it suitable for hydroplane work. This field was inspected by the Army officers this week, but no report has yet been given out. Ex-Police Officer Walks Brisk ly to Death Chair, Re taining Calmness. MARCH LED TO OWN DOOM Minister of Interior Is Accused and Prime Minister Takes Re sponsibility, but May Be In vited to Stay In Office. TOKIO, July 30. The crisis in gov- rameht circles Drought about' by harges of bribery against Viscount Kanetaka Oura, Aiinister of the In terior, led to the entire Cabinet led by Premier Okum tending their resign a tions today. Viscount Oura's resignation was pre sented yesterday and accepted by the tmperor. The bribery charge grew out of the Parliamentary elections last March. Premier Okuma, believing himself responsible for the acts of the mem bers of his Cabinet, was the first to1 tender his resignation. The other Min. isters Immediately decided to follow the example of their chief. Cabinet Change Unpopular. After -receiving Count Okuma, the Emperor summoned the elder states men lor a conference. A Cabinet change at this time is unpopular with the public because of the war. Two causes have been mentioned as responsible for the crisis. The first was the charge that 10,000 yen ($5000) had been offered, to Viscount Oura by a candidate for the house as the price for keeping a rival candidate out of the field. The Minister of the Interior denied having accepted this bribe but K. Hayashida, chief secretary of the lower House, arrested Wednesday, has been quoted as admitting receiving the money and distributing it for campaign purposes. Premier May Be Asked to Stay. The second case involves two Rep resentatives charged with accepting bribes to desert the Seiyukai, or con servative party, and support the gov ernment in its campaign for an in crease in the army. The elder statesmen will meet tomor row, and it is considered probable they will advise that Count Okuma be in vited to retain the office of Premier YAMHILL AFTER M0RAN McMlnnTillo Sheriff Calls for A. H. Adams' Alleged Slayer. To arrange for the prosecution of Robert P. Moran for the alleged mur der of A. II- Adams. Sheriff W. E. Hen derson, of McMinnvllle. Yamhill County. brother-in-law of the dead man. was in Portland yesterday. He held a confer ence with City Detective Tichenor, who handled the assault case, and with the District Attorney's office. If possible. Sheriff Henderson will have the trial of Moran, who is being held in the City Jail on an open charge pending the filing of one for man slaughter, held in Yamhill County, where the death occurred, although tne assault took place in Portland. Adams died Sunday from gangrene, which is alleged to have developed in the wounds he received when beaten by Moran on July 11. Moran, found Adams with Mrs. Moran at an early morning hour, and attacked him in jealous rage, for which he was fined in Municipal Court and sent to jail to serve the fine. He was in jail when his victim died. i i 't f -i Last Hours Spent In Meditation Following larewcil Visit of Wife to Cell Contention of Innocence Itcltcrated. SING SING rniSON. Osslning. N. T.. July 30. Walking briskly across the death chamber Charles Becker, ex lieutenant of police in New York City, seated himself in the electric chmir and was executed at 6:47 this morning for instigating the death of Herman Rosenthal, the New York gambler. Becker was muttering a prayer when the electric current was sent through his body. Three shocks were necessary to cause death. He was pronounced dead by the prison physician seven minutes after the first shock. "Jeius, Mary. Joseph, have mercy on my soul," repeated after his spiritual advisers, were Becker's last-words. He died with a crucifix in his hand and a photograph of his wife pinned to his shirt over his heart. Last Message Is Denial. Becker's execution preceded imme diately that of Samuel Haynes, a ne gro condemned for murder. Becker requested that ha be put to death be fore the negro. A last message was given by Becker to Father Curry to be given to the world. It said: "I am not guilty by deed or conspiracy, or in any other way, of the death of Rosenthal. I am sacrificed to my friends. Bear this message to the world and my friends. Amen!" . A written statement, bearing the cap tion, "My Dying Declaration," was given out one hour before the execu tion. Becker signed it in bold script and then presented his fountain pen to Deputy Warden Johnson. After re iterating his protestation of innocence and saying he forgave all who con tributed to his death. Becker penned a brief, but glowing tribute to his wife. cknowleuging her loyalty to him to the very last. Becker's wife spent an hour with him, leaving his cell shortly after mld- lght and returning to New lorn city on an early train. She seemed com posed on leaving the prison, while ner usband was disturbed no mora than nyone about the prison. Doomed Man Leads Death March. After the departure of his wife. Becker spent most of the night seated the edge of his cot, looking at the loor of his cell. Dawn found him thus, and when tha time for the execu tion arrived he led the way himself to the death chamber. Entering the door, Becker hesitated. glanced at the death chair, walls and witnesses and then walked briskly across the room and seated blrasell calmly. Deputy Warden Johnson had charge of the execution in the place of Warden Osborne, who does not believe in cap ital punishment. The executioners name is withheld. as he agreed to serve in this capacity only on condition that his identity be kept secret. Following an autopsy on tha body of Becker, as required by law, it was prepared to be sent to New York for burial. BOYS ORDERED TO FARMS Judge Cleeton Sends Juvenile Of fenders to Country. Alex Helzer. 16, and Louis Spady, 15. will go to the country and work on a farm as a result of their attack on Pa trolman B. L. Monish and A. K. Brad ford, park tender, a week ago. Juve nile Judge Cleeton passed sentence on the two boys yesterday. They have been released on their own recognizance until Judge Cleeton can find a farm where their services are needed. It must be a place where there are no policemen and no park tenders. Fred Selbel. who also was held re sponsible for a share in the near-riot at Lincoln Park, may stay at home in Portland, but he must report to Judge Cleeton once a month. Eight other boys arrested as a result of the riot, which followed a ball game in which the park tender was umpire, were released after a bearing three days ago. J i T FIRE FIGHTER ENDS TASK Shirley Buck Home Says Wind HiTcr Blaze Burned 2 50 Acres.' Shirley Buck, or the District Forest- l er's office, has Just returned from the Wind River country, north of Carson, Wash., where he was In charge of the fire fighting in the burned-over area near the Wind River Lumber Com pany s mill. Mr. Buck reported tha the fire presumably had been started by a spark from one of the donkey engines ana Derore it was under con iroi it naa Durnea over 250 acres. ana naa aamagea an engine to the ex tent or 1100. The cost of fighting the rour-aay rire was close to 2000. Mr. Buck left when the fire had been con trolled and said that no more damag wouia result unless a .strong wind came up. The Forestry Department has also been notified of three fires that are Burning in southeastern Alaska, bu no oeiaiis nave Deen received. Count Okuma, Prime Minister of Japan, Who Has Resigned With Other Members of Cabinet. and reconstruct the Cabinet. The name of Lieutenant-General Count Terauchi. Governor-General of Cores, also has been suggested, however, for the post of Premier. Several members and former mem bers of the Imperial Diet are involved in the bribery investigation. K. Hay ashida had been chief secretary of the lower House for 20 years. VANCOUVER SITE VIEWED Army Officers Inspect Aviation Field at Barracks. VANCOUVER, Wash., July 30 (Spe cial.) While a committee of United States Army officers is making a gen erai survey ot me jracuic coast In a search for an ideal aviation field, it is possible that it will be located in Van couver Barracks, where there are sev eral hundred acres of land suitable for Saturday Last Day of the July Clearance Sale Mail and Telephone Order Filled by Expert Shoppers mccS$yM& (& Co. Merchandise cfcJ Merit Only'" Home Phone A 691 Pacific Phone Marshall 5000 All Purchases Made Saturday Charged on Sep tember 1st Bill $59c Important Sale Middy Blouses For Women, Misses, Chil dren In 7 Styles as Illustrated In sizes for children from 6 to 20 years and for women up to 46'inch bust measure. 85c Middy Blouses 59c In two styles that slip on over the head. One laced front, the otner plain. Long or snort sleeves. $1.25 Middy BloUSeS 89C Made of ffalatea with laced or fancy tie front. In all white, or navy collars, braid trimmed. $1.50 Middy Blouses 98c of white jean cloth, long or short sleeves, laced fronts. White or navy blue collars. Special Middy at $1.25 Of white palatea, laced sides and fronts, navy or all white collars. Long or short sleeves, emblem and band on sleeve. Special Middy at $1.75 In regulation style all white or with navy collars long or short sleeves, em blem and braid trimmed. Middies at $1.50, $1.75 Zct, In white or sand color made with convertioie couar, straigni styie. patch pockets, laced sides, short sleeves. Faarta Floor. I Oft . TTK $1.75 -W$1.25 - "s -X la V j $1.50 59c All Women's Cloth Bathing Suits Reduced Suits to $3.00 for $1.69 Suits to $4.00 for $2.45 Suits to $5.00 for $2.95 All Women's Silk Bathing Suits Half Price Koartfc Floor CONVICTION RETOrtMiS POLICE New York. Man Says Becker Case Has Eradicated Graft. SAN FRANCISCO, July 30. (Spe cial.) "In my opinion, Ciovernor Whit man of New lark made no mistake when he refused to commute the death sentence of Police Lieutenant Becker," declared Elgin R. L. Gould, of New York, today. "W hen I was foreman of the New York City Brand jury last year my colleagues and I went over the Becker case testimony thoroughly when an investigation waa inaugurated to sift bribery charges in connection with the trial, and none of us could possibly doubt the guilt ot the man who was electrocuted today. "The conviction of Becker has had a most beneficial effect in the New York police department. It created a wholesome fear in the hearts of those inclined to make an easy dollar and has resulted in the absolute eradication of graft in the department. You hear of no more scandal and no more charges of graft in police circles. At present New York's police department is a model for the departments of all other large cities." Mr. Gould Is president of the City Suburban Homes Company, of New York, where he has been active in fi nancial and philanthropic affairs and political reform movements. He is a personal friend of President Wilson, with whom he received his degree from Johns Hopkins University. THEATER MUST CUT BILL Council Denies Petition to Continue Vaudeville at Bnrnslde. The City Council yesterday denied me petition or the Pacific Amusemm Company to continue the operation of me uurnsiae wi neater at Fifth and .tsurnside streets, as at present, with large vaudeville programme in add! tion to moving pictures. The action of the Council will cause a cutting down of the vaudeville which can be given. The Council took the stand that the granting of the petition would be In opposition to the building code, which prescribes that theaters giving a cer tain class of entertainment must not be located below occupied rooms. There is a hotel, at present unoccupied, which has rooms above the auditorium of the Burnside Theater, but it is not ex pected that it will continue unoccupied. HIGHWAY WORK IS RUSHED Centralia Firm Busy on Washington Road Near Forest. CENTRAL! A, July 80 (Special.) The work of laying concrete on the Pacific Highway near Forest has been started, the grading having been com pleted from the end of the present pav ing to the new steel bridge over the Newaukum River. The work is be ing rushed by Speaker A. McK.ee. who have the contract. A delegation ot Pe Ell business men this week called on the Lewis County Commissioners relative to the improve ment of three-quarters of a mile of the National Park Highway near Wal ville, which is in miserable condition, but the funds of the district have been apportioned for this year and residents of that section will get no relief until 1918. when the road probably will be hard-surfaced. The Philippine, a few y.sra iro, was tha leading source of the world' copra supply. The cocoanut plantation were o serlou!y Injured in 1012 that this youngest and heretofore most rapidly developing- of the leading export Industrie of the islands re ceived a check from which, even now it Is only be&lnning to recover. CAPITAL STOCK SALE 0. K'D. Linn-Benton Growers Association to Sell $23,000 Worth. SALEM, Or.. July 30. (Special.) Corporation Commissioner Schulder man today gave permission to the Linn Benton Co-operative Growers' Associa tion to sell capital stock. The purpoue of the organization is the growing of tarm produce and fruit on a co-opera tive basis. The capital stock Is 125. 000. U. a. Smith. Albany. Is presi dent; Oreon Stratton. Brownsville, vice president; Victor Oliver, Albany, secre tary, and Ira Hutching. Brownsville, general manager. The Springfield Flour Mills. of Springfield, with a capitalization of $20,000, filed articles of incorporation with the Corporation Commissioner. Beth H. Baker, Nellie M. Baker and Mary B. Stevenson are the incorpora Regular price 50c Selling J to $9.50 Selling from 75c to $1.00 Regular $1.00 to $1.35 Women's Crocheted Vests These vests are made by a famous maker of fine knit underwear. Of fine gauze lisle in Summer styles low neck and sleeveless, having crochet yokes in new patterns and trimmed with wash ribbon. Fint Floor Boys Wool Suits In mixtures, stripes, plaids and herringbones, in Norfolk and yoke models or plain sack styles. With stitched or loose belts and mohair or serge linings. Some with two pairs of pants. Sizes 6 to I 7 years. Fourth Floor Boys' Blotises Rovs taDeless laundered blouses or soft blouses. With attached or detachable Lcollars. In madras, gingham and percale, plain white or tan soisette and fancy stripes. Sizes 6 to 14 years. tourlh tloor Boys' Straw Hats In regulation. Tyrolean and sailor shapes. Sizes tVz to 6?'8. In white, navy, black and burnt. Fourth Floor Sale 39c Sale $4.95 Sale 50c Sale 49c Regular 25c and 35c Ribbons for Trimmings and Fancy Work sale 17c Warp prints. Dresdens, striped taffetas and plain-colored taffetas. In widths from 4 to 6 inches. In a wide range of colors. First Floor I Regular $3.50 Regular $3.00 Women's Unit Batning Suits In the regulation Jersey styl style, underarm cap sleeves. in black trimmed with braid. Made V-neck Fourth Floor New Nadia Corsets Made of striped coutil. with medium bust, long over the hips and with curve Flmthed with lace and ribbon. All bones finished with silk floss. Three pairs of hose supporters attached. Sizes 19 to 28. Fourth Floor Sale $2.79 Sale $2.39 HEIRESS TO WED TODAY TEACHER FROM PORTLAND SIOST HONORED AT CEREMONY. Thoaaaad I.vttatlon. laaaed ay Cata- erlae Barker lacladea All Vko Have Doae Her Service. HARBOR STRINGS, Mich.. July 30. i.rR..vthl,( 1 a in radlne?S IQllcriai.j 1- j ...... r, for tha marriage tomorrow of Catherine Barker, tne S3U.uuu.wju nrirt- i ard Spauldlng. of Chicago. Eight hun dred guests will attend the ceremony. ITomlnent among inose wedding is Miss Margaret O'Reaan. i in.i '. n .4 Or Mia. wno nu i vi 1 1 1 o nun, vi - - - O'Regan was Catherine Barker's teacher for several years ana nas oeen uriuiru to the girl because she waa a school mate of Catherine's mother. Catherine Fitzgerald, in Montreal Convent. When John H. Barker, of Michigan City, many years ner senior anu a .. - one child was dead, the friendship be tween the two women suffered the nat ural break of circumstances, but waa resumed after Mr. Barker's death. Mrs. Barker herseTf chose Miss O'Kagan as her daughter's teacher. The gray-hatred woman from the Ta clflc Coast is today the most honored guest of the wedding party. Included among the thousand Invita tions Issued to the wedding are a pec la. requests to all those who have served Miss Barker In any way. Tha laun dress who has worked for her at Har bor Point for several years will be present, as will also the laundry man who drove his wagon daily every Sum mer to the Point. Mine neceivcrshlp Ends. SEATTLE. July 30. After the filing of a stipulation by counsel and the settling of the case out of court. Jndge Meterer, in the United Slates dis trict Court yesterdsy entered an order dismissing the receiver appointed for the Goldfleld Merger Mines Company, a Washington corporation, owning ex tensive mining properties In Nevada. Carl Johanson. of Seattle, the receiver. wno in m .r . .v . . clared tha organisation has no debts. Is directed to turn tha assets over to the company. NAME CHANGE IS URGED Storm Cllfr Suggested for Mitch ells Tolnt on Highway. SALEM. Or, July SO. (Special.) E. E. Stanton. County Judge of Hood River County, in a letter to the State Highway Commission today asked that the nam of Mitchells Point, which is being tunneled, on the Columbia High way be changed to "Storm Cliff." He .aid the Indians called the projection -Storm Cliff.' and there was no rea son why the nam should have been changed. Secretary of State Olcott favored adopting the old name. Judge Stan ton suggested that the Commission adopt a resolution changing tha name, promising that the Hood River County Court would do likewise. OF 156 ACCIDENTS 3 FATAL Industrial Commission Report Cases for Week Kndne July 29. SALEM. Or, July 0. (Special.) According" to a statement Issued today by the State Industrial Accident Com mission. 15 accidents, three of them fatal, were reported to the Commission (or the week ending July S3. Of the total 10S of the persons injured mere subject to the workmen's compensa tion act; 37 were employed by public utilities; 13 by firms that have re jected tha act. and three by firms that hav. no work considered hazardous E. Syverson was killed while blast ing at Msrshflcld; Hilarlo Berasaluce was killed while working In a saw mill at Baker, and Paul W. Karrell was killed while engaged In construc tion work at Rainier. Vancouver Man Oat on Bonds. VANCOUVER. Wash.. July 30. (Spe cial.) Frank V. Arnold, who haa been held In the county jail on a charge of highway robbery, l as been released under 11000 bonds, signed by W. Ii. Arnold, a brother. Mrs. Harriet Ar nold. Mrs. M. K. Arnold and Ueorae I'aice. JudJ Arnold, arrested at the same time, has not yet secured ball. Stovall's Suspension Lifted. KANSAS CITY. Mo, July 30. Th suspension of George Stovall. manager of the local Federal League club, was today lifted by President Gilmor. so that Stovall could play In tomorrow's prsTte hr. which will be "Stovall rtav." Think It Over. What would you do if you or some one of your family was taken with cramp colic or chol era morbus in the middle of the night, or in your busiest sea son? Should you not be prepared rfr such an emergency? Hunt the whole world over and you will not find a better medicine than Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy for these diseases It only costs a quarter. n.