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serrtw which they could control,"
said Furuseth to a Day Book re porter in the office of the Illinois State Federation of Labor last night "The Eastland v an old tub. She had a flat bottom contrary to all stan dards of stability of ship construc tion. Yet the amazing fact confronts us that tie U. S. steamboat inspec tion service never makes any stabil ity tests. Such tests are entirely in the hands of the American Bureau of Shipping and of insurance companies. The federal service has power to go over the heads of the American Bu reau of Shipping. But inspectors ad mit they never exercise is power. Ex actly why they are so obedient to in terests of greed and profit should be brought out in the inquiries now pn in Chicago. HOYNE PROMISES THOROUGH WRECK INVESTIGATION State's Attfy Maclay Hoyne in the following words outlined the scope of this investigation: "Nothing is going to stop me in my investigation of the Eastland. I am going to the bottom of all the facts. Dis't Att'y. Clyne can bring to light many important facts and I stand ready to help him. I expect the same co-operation from Mr. Clyne. "You may depend upon the fact that this investigation will reveal col lusion between private interests and government officials that will aston ish' the country. I am after the men higher up and I am going to get them. "I do not intend to let them make a 'goat out of one of the little fellows. These men will try to give the impres sion that the ballast tanks did not work, or some other excuse about the ballast. But I intend to show this boat did not have a ballast and it was never intended that it should have a ballast. Those tanks in the hull were merely used to trim the ship. The term "water ballast' is absurd. This boat had no b-" -t and by not hav ing it the off lated the law." "Two organizations in this district have been active fighting all safety legislation at Washington. They are the Lake Carriers' ass'n and the Pas senger Steamship Ass'n of the Great Lakes. The former is a Rockefellej Steel trust body." It was pointed out that the so-called "Rockefeller fleet" of lake boats was 4P sold to the Steel trust about 1900 in exchange for Steel trust stock. There are boats now running named "Frank Rockefeller" and "H. H. Rogers," after a brother and an" associate of John R. Rockefeller. The firm of Gouldner,. Holding & Master, which has had safety orders of local federal inspectors reversed at Wash ington, is located in the Rockefeller bldg., Cleveland, 0. All the power of these Big Business influences is atwork now trying to shift the whole Eastland investiga tion into friendly federal hands. On this last point T. A. Hanson, secretary of the international, and Victor Olan der of the Great Lakes Seamen's union, were positive. Further on the Eastland sinking, Furuseth said: "Sired by greed and fostered in cor ruption by men who have allowed profit to chloroform their consciences. "There is your answer to the cap sizing of the topheavy steamer East land and the loss of more than 1,000 lives. "The shipowners are to blame be cause of the system which they have fostered," asserted the "grand old man of the -sea." ' "But the United States marine in spection service is directly to blame because the service, although warned repeatedly, has disregarded these fS end. "I put this directly up to George Uhlir of Washington, for as super vising inspector general, he has had evidence after evidence placed be fore him, pointing out and forecast ing just such calamities as the East land and yet he has done nothing and has let his subordinates go on lesu-