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RUN AS ONE LINE
Cincinnati Shippers Say Mer
ger Ended Competition
and They Suffer.
EX-AGENT GIVES EVIDENCE
Itrfore llarrlman Regime Rival
Agents Sought Business and
Competition Rig Shipper
CINCINNATI. O.. Feb. 9. Evidence
that the Union and Southern Pacific
Railroads have ceased to compete and
are operated practically as one line of
railroad since the merger under the
control of K. H. Harriman was Riven at
a hearing before a master In the Gov
ernment suit to dissolve the merger.
It was sought by the testimony to
show that railroads and shippers in
Cincinnati and vicinity had for years
heen regarding the Southern Pacific and
L'r.lon I'acliic Railroads as one line and
that consolidation of agencies and
other actions Indicated a merging of in
terests. Same Agents, Same Offices.
The first witness was S. Gano. a
freight solicitor for the Grand Rapids
& Indiana Railway, who had been con
nected with the Union Pacific for a
term of years prior to 1894. He testi
fied that the same agents at present
represented both the Union and South
ern Pacific In tills city, but that during
his official connection with the Union
Pacific they had rival agents and en
tered into active competition for busi
ness. According to his testimony, the
two lines at present have the same
agent and offices, the sljrn over the
door reading "Union and Southern Pa
cific." whiie each road has a separate
On cross-examination Mr. Gano said
that the various Independent lines in
the West had agents and actively
sought business In this Held. His tes
timony was largely technical in the
way or rates, competing rates and
methods of soliciting business. -Merger
Xot Good for Shipper.
E. E. Williamson, who was formerly
connected with the Queen & Crescent
Railway, testified that prior to 1901
both the Union and Southern Pacific
roads were in active competition for
business, his personal knowledge cover
Ingfl chleflv the competition with the
Southern Pacific, which met the Queen
& Crescent in the South, hut that he had
understood that the same men had since
represented both the Union and South
R. R. Buchanan, manager of the
freight department of the Proctor &
Gamble Company, and for 11 years with
the Hig Four Railway, testiiied to the
consolidation of the local management
of the Southern and Union Pacific Rail
ways. Competition between the two
lines was active prior to 1901. but -he
said his knowledge of conditions since
was not personally definite. Mr. Bu
chanan said that as a general proposi
tion he believed best results would be
had from absolutely Independent or
ganizations, since It would then be pos
sible to get more liberal and reasonable
rates by competition. Freedom from
the danger of unreasonable rates and
greater certainty of adjustment of rates
were given by him as reasons for fa
voring the Independent organizations.
CRY FOR SEALEVEL CANAL
(Continued Prom First Page.)
had demonstrated that the sea-leyel
.anal could have been constructed for
"Have we progressed so far in the
construction of the lock canal thai we
.annot now turn to the sea level canal?
"By no means." answered Kittredge.
He Insisted that the sea level type should
have been adopted at the beginning.
"I want to say In this connection."
said Foraker, "that I was influenced to
change my support from the Nicaragua
canal to the present Panama
Canal, because I supposed that we could
build a sea level canal at Panama and
that we could not build one at Nica
ragua. Everything that has occurred in
connection with that canal since then
has caused me to regiet my action."
Teller said he also had supposed that
when the change was mado nothing less
than a sea level waterway would be un
dertaken. Don't Know What We're Doing.
A controversy over the height of tides
at the Atlantic and Pacific ends of the
canal, raised by Curtis, brought forth
the statement from the Kansas Senator
that the reports of the French engineers
could not be accepted as of value as
they "cftd not know what they were un
dertaking." "They did not." said Teller, "and I
want to say they know as much about it
as our people Just about." Teller con
tinued: "I believe today that you can build a
sea level canal at Panama at less cost
titan the lock canal and only a sea level
canal will be of value to the world. An
other advantage is that It will not be in
danger of destruction, which will always
be feared with a lock canal."
The suggestion led Warren to ask Kit
tredge questions bringing out the state
ment that, unless action were taken at
the present session of Congress author
ising the Issuance of additional canal
bonds, appropriation must be made from
the general funds of the treasury if the
work was to continue.
Regular order was demanded and with
out disposing of the canal question the
Senate passed to other subjects.
GIVE PRESIDENT SOLE POWER
New t'anal Zone Bill Makes Execu
tive Chief of Construction,
WASHINGTON, Feb. 9. Under a spe
cial order the House took up the bill "to
provide for the Government of the Canal
Zone, the construction of the Panama
Canal and for other purposes."
The report says a system by which ap
lals may be taken from Judicial deci
sions in the Canal Zone to the proper
courts in the United States is necessary.
As there is little litigation in the zone, the
report says, there Is no necessity for
three Judges of the Supreme Court there
at present, nor for the court at all, if
appeals be otherwise provided for.
The discussion brought out that President-elect
Taft had been consulted con
cerning the provision giving to the Presi
dent absolute authority in the matter of
constructing the canal and providing -for
the abolishing of the present Canal Com
mission. For .nearly six hours the House dis
cussed the bill. Amendments, almost
without number, were aimed at the meas
ure, but with one or two exceptions, they
failed of adoption. Consideration of the
bill was completed, but because of a
threatened roll call by the opponents of
the bill and the hour being late, Mr.
Mann, having it in charge, did not ask
for a vote.
Time Is Inopportune.
Mr. Richardson said the present was the
most inopportune time to call the coun
try's attention to the fact that a change
of the legislative and administrative, as
well as the Governmental policy of the
Canal Zone was necessary. He said Con
gress should wait for the report of the
Commissioners who recently accompanied
Mr. Taft to Panama.
Mr. Stephens, of Minnesota, explained
In supporting the bill, that it established
on the Zone a legislative Instead of an
executive government. Unless the bill
were passed, he said, the cpnstructlon
of the canal would be Impeded In many
Mr. Rainey, of Illinois, was bitter In
denouncing the bill.
Cockran Favors Bill.
In supporting the bill. Mr. Cockran. of
New York, declared his belief in a mini
mum of- vice if he could not get virtue.
He argued that it was not contemplated
to establish a permanent government on
the Canal Zone.
TV mnlffln nf Mr. Hflrdwick to Strike
j out the paragraph in question was lost.
lit to 110. utner amenamems iuuontu m
quick succession, but with one or two
minor exceptions they were all rejected.
NOT RESPONSIBLE I'OR RAINEY
Bacon Refuses to Apologize for In
sults to Obaldia. '
WASHINGTON, Feb. 9. The United
States Government disavows all respon
sibility for recent remarks made by Rep
resentative Rainey, of Illinois, criticising
President Obaldia, of Panama. This Is
indicated in a letter sent today by Secre
tary Bacon to C. C. Arosmena, Minister
from Panama, in reply to a protest by
the latter in behalf of his government.
Mr. Bacon's letter says:
The utterances of Individual members are
not to ba taken as expressing the views
either of the Government of tho United
.States or of the House in which such re
marks are made. As regards the state
ment In question made by Representative
Rainey. the President attached so little im
portance to them that he had not even
read them until your protest cam-?. He has
now read them, and none of them con
cerning which he had knowledge has any
foundation In fact. The President need
hardly say that this Government disavows
all responsibility for the remarks of Repre
sentative Kalnie'. to which you refer.
In his protest Mr. Arosmena requested
a disavowal of the offensive remarks
concerning the President and Republic
of Panama, such as may be deemed Just
and commensurate "with the deep and
unwarranted Injury" inflicted upon Pres
ident Obladla. The letter continued:
Your Excellency will note that I am In
structed to Include In the prot-t the coun
sel of this legation and the Finance Com
missioner of Panama In this country. I
have not referred to him In the foregoing
protest solely In deference to his request
that I retain from so doing, since h-'. as a
citizen of the United states, does not de
sire that any foreign government shall In
tervene in his behalf.
WIDE CANAL- ROOSEVELT IDEA
Tart Said to Be In Doubt About W is
dom of Change. J
WASHINGTON, Feb. 9. At the Isth
mian Cunal Commission today it was de
clared that the widening of the 1'anama
Canal from 200 to 300 feet through the
Culebra cut from Las Cascadas to Pa
rniso, a distance of 4b miles, had been
authorized by President Roosevelt last
This change was for the purpose of
giving more room in the completed canal
to vessels passing through at night and
lessening the danger of collisions. It Is
said Mr. Taft may have approved this
change, but had not ordered or recom
mended it. as was announced before he
left the Isthmus.
ST. PAUL ROAD DOES WELL
EARNS $5,000,000 OVER ALL
Funds Will Be Used In raying Ad
ditional Dividends or for
CHICAGO, Feb. 9. (Special.)
Much satisfaction Is expressed with
the report of the St. Paul road for
the first half of its current fiscal
year. In that period the road earned
about J5.000.000 more than sufficient
to pay dividends on both classes of
its stock at established rates. This
money may be paid out either in ex
tra dividends or for additions and im
provements to the property. Gross
earnings were $32,507,799; operating
expenses J20. 038,526; net earnings J12,
46!),273; total income J14. 285,853; bal
ance for dividends J9, 735.927, and sur
plus Jo, 078.005.
Net earnings for the six months In
reality were sufficient to pay 7 per
cent on both common and preferred
stock for the entire year and leave a
balance of $1,160,000. If the road con
tinues this rate of earnings, the year's
surplus will be something like 2 and
three-quarters per cent.
This record has been made without
any reference to earnings from that
part of the Pacific Coast extension,
which already has been opened for
traffic. This Includes the line as far
west as Butte. Mont. Earnings of the
new lines are kep In separate ac
counts, but thus far have not been
published. All that is known regard
ing them is that they have been high
ly satisfactory to the officials.
HATTERS DEFY UNION MEN
Reopen Factories as "Open Shops"
on Schedule Time.
NEW YORK, Feb. 9.-Sixty-flve hat fac
tories throughout the country, which
formerly employed 25.000 hat makers,
Avn,.tAH in nnen todav as nonunion
shops. Today's reopening of the factories
was the test of the employers io operate,
their shops without union men.
Reports from Danbury and South Nor
walk. Conn., and Philadelphia, were to
the effect that the factories had been re
r,a.i as "nnen shops" but action was
delayed as in the case of Newark.
In Brooklyn a iaciory reporieu mat xi
men had been engaged where formerly
350 union men were employed.
MILLMEN MAKE PROTEST
Grays Harbor Claims Government
Bids Favor Seattle Shippers.
ABERDEEN. Wash.. Feb. 9. (Special.)
President McGlaughlin, of the Grays
Harbor Lumber Manufacturers' Associ
ation, has mailed a protest to the Quar
termaster's Department for alleged dis
criminations against Grays Harbor in
calling for bids on lumber for exclusive
delivery on Puget Sound.
n-i KMtci Btivfl that larcre vessels can
J. 11,; ,r i ... .j . J
enter and leave Grays Haroo.- In safety
and that tne numum ui mu
should be allowed to bid on lumber-purchased
by the Government
r y. These superbly
M 4 ..rrfV Tailored Suit.
this season only
Wolfe & Co.'s.
New Goods for Spring Are Being Opened in EverySection
Wom.n who care for fif.t .election, and who are making plan, for Portland', early Spring weather, will find thi, showing one of great interest
Exquisite New Spring Wash Fabrics
Our magnificent assortment of wonderfully attractive, and
withal inexpensive. Imported and Domestic Wash Dress Fabrics
is now at its best. Every piece spick, span new. New patterns
and colorings in almost unlimited variety. Over 100 styles are
already shown, including
Printed Silk and
Silk and Cotton Pongee.
Imported Irish Dimity.
Chevron Stripe Suiting.
Silk Finish Poplins.
Printed I'lizee. ,
Satin Stripe Zephyr.
The new satin pongee is a pleasing and timely variation
of a favorite fabric. The Cheney Foulards for Spring,
1909, are entirely different" from the Cheney Foulards
of any other season. And these entirely new and dif
ferent patterns are confined exclusively to this store.
$25 Women's Suits at $13.95
Every style is exactly right and up to date for late Win
ter, medium and three-quarter-length coats in semi-fitting
effects; the colors are garnet, navy, brown, smoke,
green, olive and black, some plain tailored, but mostly
in the favored braid-trimmed styles; satin and taf
feta lined. Regular $22.50 and $25 suits $13 95
$5 Silk Umbrellas
1 1 Not often you have a chance to get such good Umbrel
II las for $2.95. And there are advantages about them that
1 1 make them an extraordinary value at the price. See them.
Madam Yale's Preparations
We are sole agents for the famous Madame Yale
Beauty Preparations. An experienced demonstrator will
show them to you and give free advice on beauty culture
at our Toilet Department today.
Something New in
Not only the old-fashioned Valentines, but the romances of the
day, and popular illustrated gift-books bearing the legend: "To
My' Valentine," and tied with ribbon. Also framed pictures,
such as "The Honeymoon," "Je Vous Aime," etc., etc. Val
" " - .
Lodge and Smith Forget Their
TILLMAN "JOSHES" THEM
Amusing Encounter In Debate on
Canadian Treaty Smith Likes
Xot lodge's Looks, Soowl
or Irritating. Manner.
-. . nmv,'Tnv T3VVi 9 An amufilns
. t..nn Smith nf Michigan
encuuiui Wc y. -- -
and Lodge of Massachusetts marked the
debate of tne tanaaian
ways treaty in the executive session of
the Senate today. Lodge asserted that
the foreign affairs committee had re
ceived from the State Department infor
,,nn which he believed answered
Smith in his repiy o? m"
... i i hfon Tirot) fired by ex-
Secretary Root, but that it was the work
of Chanler Anderson, a.
yer who has been engaged by the State
; . various occasions in con-
nection with treaties affecting the rela
tions of this country and Canada. Smith
...i i.ot Ttfr. Anderson was too
JIIUIIIUIGU v.." ' -
close to the interests that control power
rights at Niagara iaus aim uwv mo
.ui o.. r rireDared for the pur
pose of quieting the titles of New York
corporations 10 int i.B'
Lodge then intimated that the Michi
gan Senator was not fully acquainted
with the treaty. This aroused Smith,
who told Lodge he did not like his looks,
his scowl or his irritating mam.ci.
Tillman interrupted with the remark
that h hoped Massachusetts and Michi
gan would clinch, but he supposed there
were too "many centuries of culture in
the Massachusetts member to permit of
anything so commonplace."
"If they would only get together, said
Tillman, referring to his encounter in the
Senate a few years ago with his then
colleague, McLaurin, "it would detract
from one chapter of my history which I
would like to put behind me."
After a long debate members of the
foreign relations committee suggested
that they be permitted to consider that
treaty. It was not recommitted, but the
discussion will be resumed Monday.
Chance for Oregon Youth.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU. Wash
ington, Feb. . Representative Ellis has
Colored Irish Linens.
White Embroidered Swiss.
Bordered Irish Dimities.
Spring 1909 Galateas.
White Belgian Linens.
been notified that his appointee to the
West Point Military Academy has failed
to pass the entrance examination. An
other examination will be held at West
Point February 23. and Ellis is anxious
to obtain the names of any eligible boys
willing to go there to take the examina
tion. If no one presents himself, there
will be a vacancy from the Second Ore
gon district next year.
VO BIG SHIPS ASSURED
Senate Committee lavorable to Two
WASHINGTON, Feb. 9. The Senate
committee on naval affairs today adopt
ed the provision for the construction of
two 26.000-ton battleships. It is thought
the bllKwill be reported to the Senate to
morrow. The committee reached that item in
the naval bill today, and there was con
siderable debate preceding its adoption.
It was opposed because a number of Sen
ators believed that the two battleships to
be authorized should ba of the same type
as the two authorized last year, which
are of about E000 tons less displacement.
It was argued by Senator Perkins and
some others that the subject of building
the larger ships ha3 been considered
carefully by the House committee and
by Secretary of the Navy Newberry, and
that the plans of the general board and
the board of construction have been ap
proved. As a result of these arguments,
the House programme was adopted.
DIVISION" AMOXG IXSURGEXTS
Two Plans for Revision of Rules Are
Submitted to House.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 9. An ' insurrec
tion within an insurrection occurred in
the House today when a resolution was
introduced to change the rules. One res
olution, providing for what Is designated
as "calendar Tuesday and for the ap
pointment of committees by a commit
tee on rules and committees to be se
lected by election from geographically
grouped states," was signed by 23 mem
bers. The other resolution provided
merely for "calendar Tuesday" and was
signed by seven members who refused
to sign the first resolution.
BLOCKS HONOR TO LINCOLN
Vnderwood of Alabama Causes Hitch
in Holiday Plana.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 9. The pros
pects for the passage of the resolu
tion making February 12, the 100th
anniversary of Lincoln, a legal holi
day in the District of Columbia and
the territories, were dimmed in the
House today through an objection by
Mr. Underwood, of AJabama, to a mo
tion to send the resolution to confer
ence. Postmaster for Condon.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 9. John F. Reis
acher was today appointed Postmaster
at Condon, Or.
Made Suits for
Spring of 1909
Illustration gives a first glimpse
of Spring tyle. Hundred, of
new garment, are ready today
Theie first arrival are moder
ately priced from $20 to $60
StlIlM 3 tat
07$ l .7$ lit MVi
fell 1 1 ; P i($mk rf
The lines of these suits are per
fectly plain, but possess a simple
elegance that is their greatest at
traction. It is interesting to see
the new style features, the new
colors, the new fabrics. Sales
women will be glad to show them
JURY STOPS TIMBER FRAUD
SHOWER OF IXDICTMEXTS IX
Government Tires of Methods of Big
Corporations and Action
MUSKOGEE, Okla., Feb. 9. Indict
ments against 26 representatives of big
corporations, charging them with hav
ing stolen valuable timber from segre
gated land in Oklahoma were returned
by the Federal grand Jury today. An
additional indictment was returned
against one person for having imper
sonated a United States officer in fur
therance of the scheme of alleged tim
ber thieves. The alleged thefts occurred
chiefly in the Choctaw, Chickasaw and
Judge Campbell issued strict orders
that no names be given out until the in
dicted persons have been arrested.
For years the Government has been
harassed by timber thieves representing
big corporations capitalized in the East,
which have been stealing from segre
gated Indian lands on the Sugar Loaf,
Backbone, Winding Stair and other
mountains, millions of dollars' worth of
nlno walnut' nnlt find nthpr valuable
timber. Wrhen the Government inspect- I
EndlsNear; "ForcedOut" RemovalSale
'CLOSES SATURDAY NIGHT
We have secured a store at last and will move Feb. 15. The Same Cut Prices
On many styles of PIANOS and "PLAYER-PIANOS" will prevail the bal
ance of this week. Don't overlook this opportunity of SAVING FROM $100
TO $300. During balance of this week store will be OPEN EVERY EVENING.
HOVENDEN-SOULE PIANO COMPANY
Cor. Morrison and W. Park Streets.
New Embroideries From St. Gall
In no class of merchandise is" the advantages of this store's
connections more apparent than it is in embroideries. Going to
the makers of Switzerland, our representative gives commissions
for exactly what is wanted. We choose our patterns from all
patterns, for St. Gall practically makes the embroideries of the
world. The-result is that many Lipman-Wolfe patterns are
unique. We show today the new designs in French, Anglaise,
French Revers, Hemstitched Effects, Grecian Effects, Filet,
Baby Irish, Irish Cluny, Madeira and Shadow-work Embroid
eries. To sum up you will find about everything that's new in
embroideries, from the modest little cambric edge at 4c per yard,
to the lovely Swiss allovers at $5.00.
New Fisk and Burgener Hat are here in n.velty styles
for Spring. We alio have a great variety of otherjiew
Hat for Spring at price from $5 to $10. We also
make Hat to order, conforming to the fashion new
ent us weekly by our Pari correspondent.
$1.50 Dressing Sacques 89c
Beautiful Dressing Sacques in pleated effects, long
sleeve, turndown collar, belted ; made of best quality flan
nelette ; dotted, flower, conventional, Persian and 39C
Oriental effects, all colors; regular $1.50 values.,""
These are not Rummage Bargain.
they represent a wonderful .pecial
purchase of new garments from the
manufacturer. The most notable
Kimono bargain of the entire year
Reg. $3 Long Kimonos S1.85
The rear's greatest intrinsic value in fleece-down and German
flannelette Kimonos; Oriental and flowered effects veJj
blue, rrav, brown, red, navy and cadet; some withal
1 orfauspl nt hers loose effects; sale price
lUiu u.ii- k'-j- w; "
Odd Lots Reduced in All Depts.
' Rummage Sale still continues on odd lots, odd sizes
and Winter garments. A late Winter suit, good enough
in style and fabric for a woman who usually wears $40.00
suits, can be had for $17.85. Odd lots of waists with, the
fashionable long sleeves, at only $2.38. We call especial
attention to odd lots in Pictures, Laces, Men s Furnish
ings, Skirts, Coats, Leather Goods, Jewelry.
280 Axminster and. Wilton Rug
use, in handsome Oriental and
otJ. inp , ps: hest SXoU
PpIjGj I -i-' ' v " 7
.k.j th thefts it has been
Uia iravmu ,
ho timher thieves to ad
.i i ,,iif onri to nav certain amo
Into the treasury of the Indian agencies
in lieu of the value of the timber stolen.
Then the thieves would promise not to
commit any more depredations upon the
forests, only to forget their promise, and
there has been a continual repetition ol
the offense for years.
Finally United States District Attorney
Gregg grew tired of this way of hand
ling the thieves and the indictments re
turned todav are the result. Government
Inspectors have special agents collecting
Jordan Sees No War Cloud.
SANTA BARBARA, Cal.. Feb. 9.
President David Starr Jordan, of Stan
ford University, in an interview today,
said that there is no danger of war with
Japan owing to the legislation at Sacra
mento. "Japan Is too poor," he declared,
adding that the only way to exclude Jap
anese was by an agreement with Japan.
He said the leaders favoring anti-Japanese
legislation were playing to the gal
lery and were misinformed. He thought
Drew sincere, however, in his advocacy
of an anti-alien law. The actions of tho
agitators he characterized as making
California ridiculous in the- eyes of the
Frye Gives Up Crum Fight.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 9. Senator Frye
today abandoned his efforts to have the
nomination of W. D. Crum, the negro
reappointed as Collector of Customs at
Charleston, S. C. confirmed at the pres
London is wearing "Reliem" Short
Cape Gloves. Sold only by this store.
Samples at $1.39
samples, bound and ready for
floral designs; fu'Iffl OQ
duality loaay lor.T
jsIHIBPEH RECALL .CERTAIN
VOTERS GET NECESSARY NAMES
Los Angeles Mayor Will Run Again.
Rivnl Candidate Xot Yet
LOS ANGELES, Feb. 9. The petition
of voters asking the recall of Mayor A.
C. Harper from office, whs filed by the
Municipal League with the City Clerk
today and, according to its sponsors,
more than 10.000 attested signatures are
on the list. As the total vote at the last
municipal election was 31.3SS, and but
25 per cent are required to the petition
demanding the Mayor's recall, the list
has more than 2000 names over what is
As soon as the City Clerk has con
cluded the work of comparing the signa
tures with the great register, the petition
will be passed up to the City Council
which, under the law, must call a spe
cial election within 30 days to choose a
successor to tne Mayor.
Mayor Harper will be a candidate to
succeed himself, but the candidate who
will head the recall ticket has not been
Double-sole shoes keep your feet dry.
Special sale prices at Rosenthal's.