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AY, SEPTEMBER 28. 1911.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
AT LUMBER TRUST
Latest Suit by Govern
SPY SYSTEM IS ALLEGED
Illegal Methods of Restraining
Trade Are Charged.
DENVER IS BATTLE SCENE
Department of Justice Trains Legal
Guns on Secretaries Bureau, as
Most Menacing Arm of Reput
ed Arbiter of Industry.
DENVER. Sept. :T. Sensational
charges that tha so-called lumber trust
completely dominates the. lumber trade
of at least 19 states by maintaining a
spy i)itm. blacklist, division of ter
ritory and other alleged Illegal meth
ods, conducted through a central
acenry In Chicago, called the Lumber
Orrotarlpa Bureau of Information, are
made. In an anil-trust suit filed In the
t'nlted Ktates Court hero today br the
Wpartmrnt of Justice.
This Is the Government's fourth
mnv In a Nt Ion-wide fight against
the lumber "trust." In addition to
the; criminal Indictments already
stindlnar against the secretaries of 14
etara'a lumbermen's associations,
entl-truat suits under the Sherman law
are now pending against the Michigan
Ratl Lumber I"ealers Association
and the Kastern States Retail Lumber
laJaSM-tlsai La Sewarkt.
The Secretaries' Bureau and t h-e Col
or. 1 and Wyoming Lumber realers
Association are defendants In the ac
tion filed to-lay. Th Government asks
the court to enjoin the bureau from
continuing espionage upon lumberman
by paid spies and circulating black
lists and other ""confidential Informa
tion." It asks that the Colorado and
Wyoming Association be enjoined from
contributing to the aid of thei bureau.
Lumber dealers' associations In
about SO states are named la the bill
as members of the Secretaries' Bureau
but are not named as defendants la
this suit. Fourteen secretaries of var
ious lumber associations represented
In the bureau were Indicted recently In
Chicago under the crime sections of
the Sherman law.
asplraer Is faargei.
The Government charges that opera
tions of the alleged conspiracy between
the lumbermen and the Secretaries'
Bureau has eliminated all competition
for trade of the consumer, except
among retail yarda
It Is charged that a dealer la pre
vented from soliciting or eonipeiing
for business la the torrltary of an
other; that contrac'.lng builders and
other large consumers are prevented
from buying at whotesale; that lum
ber dealers who have not obeyed the
Vtatr" prescribed by the organtza
Il.in hare been watched by detective
from the central bureau and their 1r
regular" sales published to other mem
bers of the association: that they have
been blacklisted and have found It dif
ficult to continue business.
"Calartie" Are Breaded.
The b'.ll t ltcs that "dealers who have
had the temerity to violate the rules
have been posted as "poachers" and
"srslpers." The effect of all this, the
Government alleges, has been to fix
prices and restrain trade.
The b'.ll Is replete with allegations
of threats and Intimidations satd to
r.avs been practiced upon manufactur
ers, wholesalers and so-called "un
ethical" dealers. It charges that the
"blue book." published In St. Louis,
and the "red book." published In Chi
raco. have established so-called class
ifications of lumber dealers which al
low members of the organisations to
extend credit only to lumbermen who
' obey this rule.
Aaeertatleaa Are ICaseed.
The Uovernment alleges that each
of the following lumber associations.
In sd.lltlon to the Colorado and Wy
oming, are represented In the "clearing-house":
Northwestern Lumbermen's Associa
tion. Southwestern Lumbermen's As
soclstlon. Michigan Retail Lumber
IValers' Association. Indiana Retail
Lumber rvalers" Association. Ohio Lum
ber feelers' Association, I: M no Is Retail
Lumber Iealers' Association. Wleeon
s.n Lumber Waters' Association,
Nrhraska Lumber Dealers Association.
Western I'.ftall Lumber Waters' As
sociation. Itetsll Lumber Waters' As
sociation of Tennessee. Oeorgla and
Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana
Retail Lumber Waiers Association.
Pennsylvania Lumber Waiers Associa
tion, ths Lumbermen's Association of
Tolas and ths Retail Lumber Waiers
Association of Western Tennessee and
Officers of the "cWartng-house are
aid to be Harry C. Seearce. Moores
vll'.e, Ind-. president: Oeorge P. Sweet.
Grand Rapid. Mich., vice-president:
Oeorge W. Hotchklae. Chicago, secre
tary and treasurer.
"Customers lists." made up annuallv.
tho liovernment charges. designate
from which manufactures and whole
salers, members of ths associations.
. .vrej permitted to bay their aappUea,
RATES UP ON CLASS
FREIGHT TO COAST
1 RA' SCO TI N E VTAXi LIVES AN
NOUNCE GENERAL RISE.
New Tariff Will Become) Effectlv
November 1 Commodity Char
ges Are Not Affected.
CHICAGO. Sept. IT. Managers of
transcontinental railroads today an
nounced a general Inereass In all class
freight rates from Eastern points to
the Pacific Coast. In Una with plans
formulated at th time of tha hearing
by tha Interstate Commerce Commission
of th lnter-mountaln rates cases. Ths
new rates are effective November L.
Th tncreas will not affect commod
ity rates, under which th greater part
of tha freight business 1 handled.
Class-rats shipmsnts amount t about
i per cent of tha total traffic
At present the first-class rate from
all points between New Tors; and th
Missouri Rlvsr to tho Paclflo Coast la
SI per 100 pounds. Under th new
schedule th rats frf m New York will
be 11.70: from Pittsburg. IJ.6S: from
Cincinnati. 13.60: from Chicago, 11.40.
and from the Missouri River. $3. and
from Colorado II.sO-
WOMAN AWAKES, THEN DIES
gpokane Bride of Is Than Tear
Arises, Drop" Dead In Bed.
SPOKANE. Wash, Sept. IT. 'Spe
cial.) Waking from a slumber shortly
after o'clock this marnlng. lira
Blanch Shelledy arose In bed and then
fell over dead besld her sleeping- hus
band. Floyd A- Shelledy.
Death was due probably to heart fail
ure. Mrs. Shelledy was 1 years old
and a bride of leas than a year. Hear,
lng his wife fall heavily to the bed.
Mr. Shelledy awakened and turned on
the light. Mrs. Shelledy did not
breathe. He hastily summoned Dr.
Carl If. Welsman, a neighbor. Th
young woman bad been dead several
minutes when th physician arrived.
11 ARE DROWNED IN SEINE
Anto Baa Carrj Lug SI Persons Tum
bles Into River.
PARI3. Sept. 17. Eleven persons
were drowned and ten others Injured
by tho overturning of an autobus Into
the Seine this afternoon. Ths vehicle
was half way over th Archevech
brldre. when la trying to avoid a col
lision with another omnibus, th chauf
feur gave his steering wheel a sharp
Tha heavy vehicle skidded, shot on
to tha sidewalk, crashed Into th heavy
Iron railing and dropped Into ths river.
Two or three escaped by jumping. Ten
bodies were recovered.
JEW WINS HIS PROMOTION
Frank Bloom, Whom Taft Helped.
Gets Shoulder Straps.
WASHINGTON. Sept. J7. Prlvats
Frank Bloom. Battery C, Third Field
Artillery, the young Jewish soldier who
(ailed In his first efforts to secure a
commission in th Army and to whom
President Taft allowed a second exam
ination, was today ordered promoted
to be Second Ueutenant-
SCENE BEFORE CAPITAL
. 1 X . - . I 3 .. "J If lri-m, f
1 e- $ 3
Do Not Halt Troops.
100 DISEMBARK. AT TRIPOLI
No Attempt Made by Watchful
Fleet to Prevent.
OTTOMANS MAKE THREATS
Sultan's Soldiers Swarm About North
African Harbor Yelling Defi
ance Arabs frped to Join
In Defense of Town.
TRIPOLI. Sept, TT. Tke first Ital
ian eejaadroa, roauaaadea by Rear-Admiral
AabsreTi composed of four
dreadaoagbts, three eralaers and sever
al torpedo boats. Is aow anchored la
llae off Tripoli.
Tha second Itallaa aqnadroa Is at
Laraato. awaltleg orders to eon Toy the
transports. Ka Italian fore haa been
landed la Tripoli.
LONDON. Sept. It. Th correspond
ent of tha Chronlcla In a lata dispatch
from Tripoli says:
"All business here has stopped and
great excitement prevails. Tha Turk
ish steamer Derna entered th harbor
within view of tha whole Italian fleet,
which apparently had boon watching
her for many miles. She landed 100
soldiers, several boxes of ammunition
"It Is expected the fleet will now
take steps to oocupy tha place. At
any moment th fleet could bar
stopped th Darns, but refrained, un
der orders of ths Italian government.
Turks Tell Threats.
Tha news spread Ilk wildfire.
Turkish soldiers swarmed about th
harbor, yelling threats against Italy
and Italians. Tha latter are In mo
mentary fear of an attack.
Tha Italian consul Is withholding;
all nowspapers from Italy In order to
avoid Increasing the anxiety. The
Turkish families wars preparing to
fleet but the local commute of tha
Union of Progress Issued an order that
Turkish subjects must on no account
leave tho town. They should be forc
ibly restrained. If necessary.
Arabs Hold Aloof.
"The Turks are endeavoring to In
dues tha Arabs to contribute, to tha de
fense of th town, but have not mot
with much success."
The Constantinople correspondent of
Reuters Telegram Company, sends a
dispatch dated Tripoli, which gives the
t Concluded oa Pace 4.)
OF COUNTRY WHICH MAY BE SCENE OF H0ST11OTES. AND TURKISH TROOPS AND LEADER.
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
TESTPRDAT'S Maximum temperature.
aexrees; minimum, o . ...
TODAY'S Probably fair; westerly winds.
tn,.-vi.n troeoa land In Tripoli la
shadow of Italian fleet. Page 1.
Ooremmsnt makes ucly charres attalnst
lumber trust In sensational suit nlea n
Denver. Page 1.
New Orleans girl charged with poisoning
father, mother and two sisters for Insur
ance, confesses. Page t.
Freight rates to Coast advance. Page X.
Charles Oates takes bride. Page
Steel causes flurry In Wall street. Page 1.
Nine offloeaeekers go In with Rolpi! Flokert
gets nomination. Page e.
Kansas folk bid farewell to Taft. Pace B.
Eleanor Sears heroine when runaway horse
charsea crowd. Page a
F. Anderson, who disappeared from South
Bend elx years airo. believed drowned.
reappears in Saa Pedro. Page 8.
Escaped promoter . said to have taken t
mountains. Page a.
Kruttsehnltt ignores ultimatum of Railway
Federation! time limit expires at noon
today. Page 4.
Transcontinental lines to raise rates on
class freight November 1. Page 1.
Conservation Congress concludes sessions.
Wichita buslnsss section menaced by fire and
eight persons reported dead. Page 1.
Results In Pacific Coast League yesterday:
Portland 2. San Francisco 1; Oakland
14. Sacramento 0; Vsrnon 8. loo Ange
les 1. Page 8.
Results In Northwestern League yesterdayl
Spokane . Portland 61 Vancouver 7. Vlo
torla 1; Eeattle 7. T scorns 0. Page S.
Jack Johnson, "broke." pawns his touring
car and wife's Jewels. Paga 9.
If Beavers can take six In nine games from
Vernon In series next week pennant will
Erobablr be theirs. Page B.
Grants Pass folk glvs royal welcome to
Portland Junketers. Page T.
Washington Supreme Court upholds consti
tutionality of workmen's compensation
act. Page 7.
Conxmerolal and Marine.
Quick wheat selling registered after stock
market doses. Page 21.
Confusion seen In trsdlng on New Tork
Stock Exchange. Page 21.
Foorbow teas show artificial coloring. Page
Sailor falls from foreyard of German ship
and Is killed. Page 20.
Portland and Vicinity.
Construction company to provide free rides
from Opal City to Redmond or Bend for
cities celebration ovrs) completion of
line. Page 11
Parkrose Association granted franchise for
electrlo road to tract. Page 20.
Southern Paclflo haa three surrey crews on
Eugene-Coos Bay line. Page 12.
Woman sues to annul dlvorcs deerse she says
husband obtained by fraud 19 years ago.
F. H. Newell, director of reclamation, dis
cusses Umatilla project. Page 12.
Souse, and band chsrrn Portland audiences.
Deschutes Rim rock Power Company forma
to Irrigate three counties with plant near
Irrlgon. Page IS.
Friend ef Portland ce ed robbed by con
vict In Berkeley, Cat, rally to bar aid.
District Attorney accuses Taswell ef bampsr-
mf l, , i uwu w us i
HORSE-TROUGH LIFE SAVER
Blazing From Head to Foot, Youths
Leap Into Water.
PENDLETON. Or Sept. 27. (Spe
cial.) Their clothing enveloped in
flames as a result of a gasoline engine
explosion, Harry Myrlok and Joe
Fields leaped Into a watering trough
for horses and saved their lives,
though thay did not escape without
The explosion oocurred In the John
Myrlck shop mill at Myrlck station,
early today. Tha mill was destroyed,
entailing a loss of 24000.
CHARLES GATES IS
Son of Late Plunger
.Takes Third Wife.
BRIDE SNUBBED BY CHUM
Wedding Scene Is Suddenly
Shifted From Minneapolis.
PUBLICITY IS ANNOYING
Jlilllonaire First Objects to Cere
mony In "Duplex House' So Ho
Furnishes New One and Even
Then Isnl Satisfied.
UNIONTOWN. Pa., Sept. 27. (Spe
dal. With only a few friends and
relatives present, Charles Q. Gates,
heir to the Gates millions, left by his
father, John "W. Gates, who died re
cently in Paris, today celebrated his
third wedding, the simplest of the
three, when he took as his wife Miss
Florence Hopwood. daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Frank p. Hopwood. of Min
neapolis, at the home of her uncle
here, Robert F. Hopwood.
The Rev. J. P. Lagxone, of Port
Arthur, Ter., read the marriage ser
vice. Margaret T. demons, of St.
Charles, Minn., was maid of honor and
Wayne Bogue, of Detroit, was best
Following the marriage Mr. and Mrs.
Gates departed In their private car on
a wedding tour of six weeks, terminat
ing at Port Arthur, Tex.
Mr. Gates' Gifts Rare.
Mr. Gates' gifts to the bride Include
a rope of pearls, a diamond brooch, a
large white Indian diamond ring, dia
mond earrings and a diamond necklace.
Mra John W. Gates gave the couple a
maasiva chest of allver containing;
more than 100 pieces.
The wedding was announced to take
place next month at the new homo of
the Hopwoods In Minneapolis, but all
plans were abruptly changed there last
Sunday, when Gates ordered a private
car and brought his bride and her Im
mediate family here.
t. wo. s-lven out here tonight that
I the publicity given the Gates-Hopwood
srrair in Minneapolis was the cause of
the sudden swltoh to this city. Gates
refused to be wedded in a duplex house,
where the Hopwood family made their
home, and Gates' generosity altered
this by his gift to the Hopwood family
of a $30,000 home on the Lake of tha
Isles boulevard, one of the new resi
dential districts of Minneapolis.
Family Moves to New Home.
The house has Just been finished and
the Hopwood family only last week
moved into their new home, where, It
(Conoluded on Page 2.)
OK INFANTRT BELOW, TURK-
8 DIE IN FLAMES
FIRE SEAR BTJSI-ESS SECTTOX
CArSES $500,000 LOSS.
Big Warehouse - Ablaxe and Falling
"Walls Bury Victims TTnder
" Tons of Debris.
WICHITA. Karw Sept 28. Fire,
which broke out lata last night in a
warehouse on East Douglas avenue,
was beyond control at an early hour
this morning. Already the property
loss has reached $500,000 iind two fire
men and three spectators are reported
burled under a fallen wall. A third
fireman caught under tha wall died
later at a hospital.
The Are started In the F. G. Smith
storehouse, which was packed with
broom corn. This building, the G. W.
Rail commission house and the O. A.
Boyle Commission Company storehouse
The Houser-Garrison wholesale dry
goods establishment caught at 1 A. M.
The fire Is spreading west toward the
business center of the city.
R. Johnson, an ex-police officer, is
known to have perished under the fall
ing wail. Two more unidentified men
ara said by those who escaped from tho
alley to be undar the ruins covered by
many tons of brick.
At 1:40 A. M. it is reported the fire
department seemed to have the Are un
der control. The House-Garrison
Wholesale Dry Goods Company build
ing haa been several times on fire but
has been saved. No other dead have
SPOKANE FOLK AND CUPID
Society Organized to Snpply GUta to
SPOKANE, Wash., Sept. 27. (Spe
cial.) Cupid, working in Spokane, is to
have a legion of lieutenants In the Fra
ternal Souvenirs of the World, an or
ganization now being formed here.
To every man or girl who gets mar
ried while a member of tha order the
society will give a wedding present of
$100. If both bride nad bridegroom
have bean enrolled, they will receive
a total of 200.
The dual objects of the organization
are to be the Increase of marriage and
decrease of Immorality. The cash bon
uses for weddings are expected to ac
complish the first. For the second, the
order plans to abolish the so-called
"dual standard of morality" and make
social outcasts of both men and women
guilty of Improper living.
SUYDAM WANTS DIVORCE
Aristocrat Whose Wife Ieft Him for
Plumber's Son Sues.
NEW TORK, Sept. 27. Mrs. Lulsa
Suydam offered no defense today when
her husband, Walter L. Suydam, Jr.,
of Blue Point, scion of a wealthy Long
Island family, brought suit for divorce
before Justice Clarke of the Supreme
Court In Brooklyn. Justice Clarke re
served his decision, after hearing the
testimony of Suydam and several
maids employed at the Suydam resi
dence, which Mrs. Suydam left on Sep
tember S, In company with Frederick
W. Noble, the son of a plumber.
Suydam denied that he had accepted
the situation oomplacently and told tha
court that he had not forgiven his
wife nor condoned her acta
William O. Pagels, who acted as
Suydam's emissary after his wife had
left him, said that he had visited Mrs.
Suydam In her New York apartment
and that she had admitted that she
was living with Noble as his wife.
This witness said that during his visit
Noble entered and Mra Suydam
greeted him with kisses and hugs.
BLACK'S HEAD BREAKS GUN
Barrel Shattered on Negro's Skull
When Foes Wield Weapon.
VANCOUVER. Wash., Sept. 27.
(Special.) With blood In his eye, wina
In his veins, an erroneous idea In his
mind and a 10-gauge single-barreled
Shotgun in his hands, Harry Richard
son, a negro laborer, attacked Tom
Reed, a ftllow-worker, over the head
with the butt of the gun and broke it
Into a dozen pieces, but failed to In
jure his victim in the least. Richard
son, frightened, then fled.
Richardson and Reed lay asphalt in
paving the streets here. Richardson
was discharged and believed Reed was
responsible for his dismissal. Richard
son entered tho home of Mrs. Thomp
son, a negress. on Reserve street, and
took tha shotgun, which was not load
ed. Richardson encountered Reed
near the postoffica last night and at
tacked him. He spent the night in
Jail and today was fined $25 and costs,
which be will work out on the streets.
SUFFRAGE COSTS DIGITS
Young Man Cuts Off Fingers While
Arguing for Votes for Women.
LONG BEACH, -CaL, Sept. 27. Ar
thur Savage, a young man from San
Francisco, with pronounced ideas on
the suffrage question, sliced off three
fingers today while engaged in a hot
debate on his favorite subject with the
cook of a restaurant where he is em
Savage was slicing bread, and be
coming engrossed in driving home a
strong point in favor of votes for
women, pushed the sharp edge of his
knife through the first three fingers
of his left hand. Ha picked up the
pieces and rushed to a doctor's office.
The severed ends were sewed on and
the surgeon announced that nothing
Dut a few scars would remind Savage
of bis martyrdom for tbe cause.
Steel Shares Are at
Hub of Flurry.
STATEMENT LIKE BOMBSHELL
Aggregate Transactions Are
Biggest of Year.
BOTH DIRECTIONS FIGURE
Bulls and Bears Have Almost Equal
Opportunity to Holler During
Exciting Session of New
NEW TORK, Sept. 27. Special.) .
New York's Stock Exchange today
went through the wildest session It has
had In years. Excitement on the floor,
rapid-price fluctuations and the amount
of shares traded in were almost with
United States Steel Corporation
shares were the leaders In both ths
price shifts arid the extent of the deal
ings. Quotations on that stock leaped
up 51j points, to 62, then dropped back
to ES, moved upward again and finally
took another turn downward shortly
before the closing hour. Practically all
the other stocks followed this move
ment, but to a lesser degree.
The statement Issued by J. P. Morgan
and E. H Gary, acting for the United
States Steel Corporation directors, lata
last night, for the purpose of reassuring
holders of that stock, had much, to do
with the market movement.
' Sales Very Heavy.
The sales of stocks today were 1,726,
600 shares, by far the largest of ths
year. Dealings In United States Steel
reached 721,800 shares, the largest
number of shares of this stock ever
traded in in one day.
Transactions In Reading and Union
Paclflo also were abnormally heavy,
reaching 198,700 shares In the case of
the former stock and 279,500 shares for
There are brokers in Wall Street who
have been through all the panics from
1873 to data and practically all tha
stock exchange members had experi
ence in tha panic days of 1907, but none
of them could remember a day re
Both Directions Figure.
There have been days in all panlo
years and In many other years for
that matter, when the market swung
more wildly In one direction never In
all probability has there been a day
when It swung more wildly in both
directions or when brisk rally and
equally brisk decline alternated with
such rapidity and with so wide swings.
Undoubtedly a .more tumultuous
opening never has been seen than that
in Steel common and seldom on tha
floor have there been euoh scenes of
Only a minute or two elapsed aftes
the opening gong before the price of
Steel common advanced five points
over last night's closing. There were
200 men Jammed about the Steel post
before the opening of the exchange
Howl Opens Flurry.
The sound of the opening gong was
succeeded by a long howl. The men
surged and swayed around the post.
In a minute the whole crowd was mov
ing across the floor as if In a foot
ball rush, screaming and struggling.
Traders about the next post scattered
as the press came on.
The Bteel brokers appeared to ba
pounding each other. What actually
was occurring was that the strongest
element, composed of sellers who had
grouped on one side of the hall, was
forcing the entire group of traders
across tha floor. But soon the crush
was back again at the steel post la
the course of the rush more than 100,-.
000 shares had been sold.
Advance Not Held.
The stock's advance was not main
tained, for in the noon hour there came
a sharp downrush In the market. It
carried Bteel from the early price of
62 to 5754, and after 1 o'clock the
quotations fell to 66. In tha last hour
of trading there was a rise to 68.
followed by another decline to 66.
The violent movements were the re
sult of speculative operations. Al
though the advance reflected the relief
which Wall street felt at learning de
finitely that tho Steel trust would not
dissolve voluntarily, the readiness with
which stocks were sold after tha first
abrupt rise showed that the nervous
ness had not been relieved. Not often
in recent years had the stock market
bears been more severely punished.
For a week an enormous short In-'
terest had been built up, and all thosa
who left Wall street last night with
speculations for the decline were
caught .in a desperate position.
BRAND WHITLOCK IS ILL
Mayor of Toledo Suffers Attack ol
TOLEDO. O.. Sept. 27. Brand Whit
lock. Mayor of Toledo, who recently
underwent an operation for appendi
citis. Is again confined to his home with
aa ittack of nervous prostration.