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VOfc. V. NO. 229.
PORTLAND, OREGON, .WEDNESDAY EVENING NOVEMBER : .28, :: 1906. SIXTEEN! PAGES.. .i.:
o-otrtf Twn rirMTro . cw Taaras airo rwi
"of Standard Oil; Ac
cused of Rebating by
Two True Bills, Containing
Seventy-Two Counter Re
' turned Against Trust at St.
Louis Maximum Penalties
Aggregate Fines Over Million.
(Jeeraal Special Si lies.)
' St. Louis, Nov. 21. The federal grand
Jury today returned two , Indictments
sgslnst ths Wsters-Plerce Oil company;
a Subsidiary standard Oil ' company,
charging them with the acceptance of
rebates-from railroads. This to the first
result' of the Investigation being made
- her by the government In Its warfare
against me ntanaara un company.
Both Indictments are based upon
facta discovered by Commissioner of
Corporations II. A. Garfield and pub
llsbed in bis report on the transporta
tion of petroleum. The first Indictment
contains 21 counts, each charging the
Illegal shipment of - a carload of U
from this city to Alexandria, Louisiana.
at lesa than lawful rate, over tha Mis
- The second Indictment contains- 81
counts, each charging unlawful ship
ment to other towns in Louisiana. Tha
maximum penalties that could be Im-
-peeed aggregate-fines of oyer-
fvsOlets Dissolution. " ;: :
' An official of tha, department of jus.
tloe, tinder oover, haa given a statement
.. of what wHl liappeu to tha SUndard
Oil company after conviction, - and tn
predicting tha absolute dissolution, and
why. He says: . '
"There' srs Just three forms of eon-
. splracy In restraint of trade that have
been discovered by tna department of
Justice. Tha first and simplest Is where
a number of persons or firms enter
rtd gppU't tiusteea iujamLiui-4.iiwoip
'bines to maintain prices. ,
' "Tha second Is called tha trust agree
ment, whereby any given number enter
Into an agreement without wording and
-appoint - trustees-to controt the -com
"The third is tha form taken by tba
. Standard Oil company of New Jersey.
Thia la where tha stock of the compet
ing companies In thia case there are
70 of them la held by the central com-
' pany, ' which shuts down competition,
stifles opposition wherever possible, and
jagulates the prices ss It sees fit. J .
Three Toxins of Trust
- - "Of the three forma of trust, it la
most difficult to prove tha existence
of tha first, as there is nothing in writ
ing, no holding of stock, but this form
1 is not acceptable ' to many of - those
going Into the combination. Sooner or
later soma -ona In 4he combine seeks
an advantage over tha other, secretly
Invades another's territory or reduces
prioea to get business. Then tha mem
bers fall out and begin, to cut prlcea.
Thia la when tha publlo gets soma bene
fits. - , -
President in rrtHconnh
ing Message Would
Reduce Fortunes by
Forecast of Recommendations
-Shows Advocacy' Supervising
All Corporations by Licenses,
an Eight-Hour Day for Rail
road Men and Divorce Law.
,, (Journal Special service.)
New Tork. Nov. 28. A special to the
Herald from Washington says:
" A summary of the principal features
of President Roosevelt's message to
congress follows:' .
He advocates the consideration by
congress of a progressiva inheritance
tax to reduce - tha great fortunes of
tha county; advocates supervision, by
license or otherwise, or ail corporations
other than railways, doing an Interstate
business; advocates a bill providing for
a mora elastic currency; aska the eight
hour day for railway employes, and the
adoption of the -block signal system;
favors publicity of .campaign expend!
tures and the prevention of corporation
contributions; advocates the correction
of dlvorpe evils by a uniform federal
law; condemns rsotal antagonism, cit
ing -the -Atlanta- and Brownsville eases.
and asks a remedy for race aolldaiity
In face of tba enforcement of law; de
al a res for drastio restrictions against
undesirable Immigration; aaka for
ample army and navy appropriations
and assistance to tha merchant marina
for the purpose of extending the. com
meres of tha United Statea on the high
seas, i ; -
The president does not touch, the
Question of tariff revision. ..
Congress will surely pass tha regn
lar aupply measure, and may also pass
these measuies: Tha river and harbor
bill, tha bill to reduce tha Philippine
tariff, and tha measure to regulate lra
migration. Congress will discuss the
snip' sTTDsiaT ""Mil. " wtiicij. proba6Tjr"wni
aotpass. The proposed elastto cur
rency measure, the antl-lnlunctlon bill
and tha eight-hour law will also be dis
cussed, but - not pasa. Congress will
certalnfynotTevise thatarlft ; '
(Continued on Paga Two.)
MAN KILLED IN MUTINY
, ON OCEAN STEAMER
NEW QUEEN OF OPERA
4 - Y?
Geraldine Ferrsr, the American Girl, Who Is Receiving Orations in' New
York.' To' Her 'Left Is Manager Conreid of the Metropolitan Opera
" Company.' '. ' "': ; ' ' ' . ' - - ; -
SUPERVISOR TRIES POISON
San Francisco Official Accused of ; Grafting
; Makes Two Unsuccessful Attempts to
(Jearaal Bpedal Bfrrlr.
New Tork, Nov. 28. A fireman was
killed and five other men were Injured
In a mutiny on the Mallory Una steamer
San Jacinto, which arrived In port to
day. Emanuel Conchero was arrested,
charged with the murder of tha fire
brTtish prince slated
TO REIGN IN SERVIA
f Jnvrnal goerial Bervlce.t
Manchester, England, Nov. 28. A pa
per here aaya King Peter of Servla ji
certain to be deposed. - It thlnka Prince
Arthur of Connaught will succeed him.
Refuses to Pay Official's Salary,
iSo County Wilt uAj5ut,twtfrr
J of Prisoners on the Regular
j Payroll, Beginning ' yvitfTftti'ftt
Sheriff Stevens, resentful because the
feeding of tha county prisoners 'was
takSn away from him. would aooner do
without a jailer than pay a jailer's
salary. He presented a requisition for
' a ' padlock for the outer door of tha
county jail to the county court yester
day afternoon, and stated that he had
paid the salary of tha Jailer for three
months, but would pay It no longer and
Intended to discharge him. The pad
lock was wanted ao tha jail could be
locked from tha outside at night.
Thia morning the county commis
sioners and judge decided to place the
jailer on the county payroll. They will
appoint George Mitchell, tha present
Incumbent, as jailer at a salary of 110
a month, tha appointment taking effect
from December L
" Commissioner Barnes stated thia
morning that this action had been de
cided upon as being a fair course Xo
pursue, Ihe perquisite of feeding and
boarding .tha county prisoners hsvlng
bwn taken' from tha hands of the
sheriff and let by contract to I Eba
llng. ... Judge Webster stated that white this
,. action had been' agreed upon, the order
j had not yet bee a entered, but would be
mads at onost . '. , . i-
; . J r ; ' ,-,
New Corporation With Fifty Mil
Lines Will Be Rebuilt and Ex.
tended Fo, Every Village and
Hamlet in Western States.
(Special PUpalc t The JoeraaL)
San Francisco. Nov. II. Tha recent
advance In tha price of tha shares of
tha Pacific States Telephone A Tele
graph company has attracted consider,
able attention within tha last few days.
On November 1 tha shares of tha com
pany were rather slow at . f 100 per
share, while yesterday $110 waa bid.
but nothing obtainable at lesa than
$11S. For tha last 10 daya there haa
been some quiet buying of these shares
at prlcea In excess of 1105.
In explanation of the rise In- values
It la announced that the company will
undergo complete reorganisation and
a new company Is to be organised under
the lawa of California with 160,000.000
capital to take over the atock nf the
present concern. It will be dlvtden Into
112.000,000 preferred and (17,000.000
atock. Bonds wlll7e Issued to rebuild
and extend tha lines of the company.
Tha expansion of business during tha
last 10 yeara haa exceeded the com
pany's expectations, and on the show
ing .of recent yeara tna company haa
determined to extend Its lines to every
village and hamlet within the borders
of Its territory. Eighteen million dol
lars is to be ussd for .-thia purpose. . ,
- (Jearaal Special service.) j.
Los Angeles, Nov.- t. For tha sec
ond time alnca his arrlvannLftsA"n
gelcs. Supervisor W. W. Sanderson of
San Francisco, the alleged grafter, haa
attempted to end hla life. That ha did
not succeed la due to his . wife, , who
knocked from hla hand" a vial of poison
which he had raised to hla lips.
Bandlrson. who . In wanted at - San
Francisco itv connect!6n with, the .graft
Investigation, haa been in a- deplorable
state ever alnca he.came t'A thia city.
Mental worry and physical dtseaae have
left him a wreck. According to hla
physician. Dr. J. H. Davison. 'his rea
son is fast tlesertlng him.-'
After an unsuccessful -trial at suicide
Friday Sandorsnn Expressed a desire to
see his wife, whom he had left at San
Francisco. -She hurried to lm Angeles
and reached hem Monday. 1 When she
entered the room at the Lakevlew hotel
where her alck husband lay, ha bounded
from hla couch and .embraced her af
fectlonately -'XowI. can .. dieJiow I
can die," he sobbed. .
' Mrs. Sanderson sat by his bedside and
chatted, lightly In an effort to divert
hia mind. After a time she walked to
tha window and looked out, with her
back toward the couch. . Suddenly San
derson rose on his elbow and aelxed a
gloss of poison which had been left on
tha. medicine table, Mrs. Sanderson
turned to see her husband elevate the
potion to hla Hps. - She rushed to his
bedside and with her hand dashed the
poison- to the floor.. Sanderson fell
back on the pillows . murmuring: - "It
would have, been better;. It would have
. Tha doctors say he la not responsible.
Sanderson Is a son of a former mayor
of Sun Francisco and a member of the
present board Of supervisors of the Bay
City. - - . -, .
HlLk HINTS AT
- St. Paul, Nov. 28. -A pplossal combination of all railroads in the west be
tween the Canadian border aild the Mexican line was the stupendous movement
indicated' by J. J. Hill, president of the Great . Northern. The movement was
checkmated only by Hill's refusal to enter the combination. , Mr. Hill made this
remarkable disclosure while testifying before the Minnesota railroad and ware
house commission today. ' ; : , ; ' s . '
"I could have accepted,", he said, "the mariacrement of all the railroad lines
in the west between. the Canadian boundary and Mexico, but I refused, so that I.f
migm continue in cnarge 01 my interests 'in tne nonnwesi ana tne aeveiopment
of this part of the. country." . il : .;- ; :
i panies which the Great Northern had purchased was still held by the- Great
''Northern..',"', " 11 '.";' r Y-- Y :
Charles N. Oilman, Accused of
Breaking Furniture and Cloth
' ing and Threatening to Kill
His - Family - and Burn - His
JUST ABOUT ENOUGH
TURKEYS TO GO AROUND
JAPS STEAL GUN PATENTS
- OF AMERICAN FIRMS
Factories Busy in Orient Turning
Out Colt's Weapons With
- -v out Permission.'' ; v
' - (Joonul Special Service.) '
Waterbury. Conn., Nov. 28! In an in
terview President Drover of thetColt
Patent Firearms company f Hartford,
deolarea his concern has lost practically
all Ita market In the. far east to. tha
Japanese, who, he says, have stolen the
lempar-patent -and are-tn iwiiw.-a H
manner of American arma ' for both
government and private use. O rover
adds: ' Y' ' : ' ' '":
"When the-Colt company found Its
market In the east was- disappearing 'It
secured the services of sn English army
officer to Investigate. -t We r found - in
southern China-a .Japanese factory -In
full operation, turning out Oatllng
guns, Colt automatic firearms and-other
armament great . and -small. , The Chi
nese government apparently., fostered
the enterprise and tha Colt company got
nothing. 1 - -'--a -, .
RUSSIAN ARMY OFFICERS
Government Documents Regard
ing Massacres Fall Into Hands
of Jewish Relief Society.
. ' ' (Journal Special Service.)
' Berlin. Nov. 28. A gruesome light is
thrown on the methods of the Russian
authorities on tha occasion of the Jew
ish massacros a ' Sledlcs, '' near War
saw,' In September last, by a secret re-
port fumlsmd the ' govsrnmont at flt.
Petersburg. . A copy or Hill aorumena
bus fallon Into the hands of the Central
Jewish Relief' society of Germany. .
The rep Jrt proves conclusively that
the massacres were .'organised by Colo
nel Tleohanowsky who appears to havs
been appointed "chief of the protective
garrlou" -at Sledlce for the speoiflo
purpose of carrying out tha plan of
slaughter, ostensibly for tha suppression
of revolutionary agitation at Sledloe,
Tlechcnowsky decided to Isolate the
town", from, the outside world until tha
butcheries mere completed, and did so.
Artificial Vegetables Grown
From Chemical Substances
. Preaklng "up tha dishes, . taking .a
knife and cutting up photographa be
ponging to hla wife, destroying hla own
clothing, breaking the aawtng machine,
taking a bottle of oil In hla hand and
threatening to burn hla wife and fam
ily, and aeixlng a razor and threatening
to cut hla wife's throat, are soma of tha
accusations of cruelty made against
Charlea N. Oilman by Lizzie Oilman tn
a suit for divorce filed by her In tha
state .circuit court this morning.
Nine different Jt'nds of actions .that
csused Mrs. Oilman pain and humilia
tion are charged against Oilman In the
complaint. An indication that it la
not si ways women who- use household
goods aa weapons In domestic warfare
is found tn tha charge that Gllman, In
a fttof-anger-about threer yeara ago.
shied ' a breakfast plate at his wifea1
head with auch precision that It struck
her and cut a deep gash. Otlmsn Is
charged also with gross drunkenness
and with ha vine; frequently eursea his
wife and called her vile names.
Mra. Oilman aaya that for many
years aha haa had to support herself
and children y notng manual labor.
Last Aua-ust Oilman went to Ban Fran-
would never return, unman is a steam
fitter, aaya his wife, and la capable of
earning good wages, but spends nearly
all of Ms aarnlnga for liquor.
The litigants were marrievi at; 8an
Francisco In - June. 1898. They have
two children Charles, sged T years, and
Archie, aged years. Mrs.'Gllman asks
their custody. . O. W. Allen appears as
ALLISON IN SENATE
AFTER THE HOLIDAYS
(Joaraal Special Sarvks.) " "
Dea Molnea, la., Nov. 28. 8enator
Allison, who was thought to be dying
last summer, will not return to Wash
ington until "January. He" aaya his
health Is good, but he wants to stay at
home over tha Christmas holidays.
Y ON. THE DRUG TRUST
IJesraal Special Senile.)
Indianapolis, Nov. 2S. The govern
ment won Ita first skirmish agalnat tha
National Retail Druggists' association
thia morning when tha federal court
overruled tha , demurrer to tha charge
that tha organisation la a trust, oper
ating in restraint of trade. Tha court
ruled that tha association muat answer
the first Monday In February.
Spanish OaMaet Ont, '
(Jnnrnal Special Karri re. " '
Madrid. Nov. 28. The Spanish cabi
net resigned today.. . . .
Tna turkey market will nave
' just about enough 'birds to go
around. Prices on the best
dressed stock in the retail jnar
keta range between 28 and 20
cents a pound and In order to
get a first-daaa bird your order
must be given at onoa. . .
First-class cranberries srs to
day selling at m premium on ac
count of the small supplies, and
: no mora will arrive in time for
Tha arrival of a ear of aweet
potatoes from California thia
morning saved many a menu
from omitting 'that article to
morrow, aa auppllea on hand aroe
very scant. Fancy , atock coat a)
mora money. a)
FIVE LOSE LIVES
111 FIRE CAUSED
BY CIGAR STUL1P
Salvation Army Barracks In St.
' Louis Destroyed by Flames-
. Two Hundred and Fifty Lives
Endangered, but No One
Thinks to Use Life-Lines. .
fjaarnal' SpacUl Settles.)
a," WevV"88i A cigarette stump
thrown Into sn elevator temporarily
used for a clothes hamper - at 4:10
o'clock thia morning caused a firs at
the Balvatlon Army barracks In which
four men lost their lives by leaping
from wlndowa and another died later In
The barracks were crowded to their
capacity on account of tha cold weather.
Two hundred and nrty people laced
death before tha police opened tha ave
nue of escape. Life lines were booked
in each room, but not ona parson out
of the many occupanta thought to use
DEATH OF THE FATHER
OF EUGENE V, DEBS
- (Journal Bpedal Service.)-. .
Terra llaate, Ind, Nov. 28. Jean
Daniel Deba, father of Eugene V. Debs,
the noted Socialist, is dead at hla homa
In thia city. Six children survtvs him.
The Deba family la tha laat surviving
ona that traces descent from tha early
French aettlement at Terra Haute.
PEARY SAY DRIFTING
IS THE BEST PLAN
(Jearaal Special Sti ilea.)
New Tork. Nov. 28. ArcUo Erplorer
Peary arrived thia m.mlni and waa
met by tha Peary Arctlo cluo committee,
"I have no faith in airships nor eleo-
trlo aledges for A ret la eap;rar!on; tha
drifting plan is the moat falble.
Were So Full of Duck Shot That
They Could Not Rise to Oc
casion and Were Drowned by
.Recent. Floods, From, Willam
In tha - recent . high . water s . large) -
number of goats lost their Uvea by
drowning on Bauvle's island, whloh la
situated In tha Columbia river, about
10 mllea below Portland.
It la said that goats of ordinary bread '
cannot awlm. . To render tha coincidence)
mora fatal tha hides of Bauvle's island
goata were full of duck-shot and wheat
tha floods came tha goata. Ilka tha Jump
ing frog of Calaveras, ware nnabla to
rise to tha occasion.
X hunief,Petsr-mmngford, -tells ef -great
loas of Ufa among tha whiskered
quadrupeds and attributes tha large per
centage of mortality almost entirely to
the fact that their hi dea acted aa alnk-era.-
Ha aald: . ' -" '
"For yeara JokeYul duck-hunters have
been shooting duck-shot Into tha skins
of tha goata of Sauvte'e Island. These
goata come of vary old families. They
data back mora than fifty years ami
have come to regard tha Island as their
birthright. Therefore they reaent the
nvaaion and interfarence of hunters who
come down there and romp all over tha
Island and disturb tha peace by shooting
IP-thing genaj-aUy. j ,
"These goata have long whlskerSKar-'
trail .tha ground, and their faces have
appearance of great wt adorn and
gravity. They have fallen Into a habit
of moseying around after a duck-hunt- .
Ing party and spoiling the fun. Just aa
sura aa a hunter becomes nicely en
sconced In a blind and a flock of duoka
began . eetUlng In tha vicinity, a long
wblskered goat would poke hia face out
from behind tha neareat tree and queer
tha game. la moat cases tha hnatara .
have turned their guns on tha goata.
Hundrada of chargea of duck-shot have
been lodged In them. Their hair Is)
heavy and their hides tough, ao that torn
ahot never Inflicted any serious Incon
venience. Tha only admission a wis .
old goat aver makes that ha la hit la
by Jumping Into tha air. pawing side
wise a few times and running away tnv"
a playful manner, meanwhile uttering a
few blata. These goats got ao that they
loved to ba tickled with duek-ehot. and
would follow a sportsman around all day
hoping to get another round. They naves
realised- their mistake nntu tha high '
WHO PAID THE BILLS
- - . (Jearaal Spssta! Service.)
Washington. Nov. 1. Tbs deposition
ef Mra. Baasett waa read In tha trial
of her divorce ault thia morning. Cns
did not tell her husband whan her child
waa born, because aha thought ha had
forfeited all right to know about It.
8ha refused to anawer questions aa ta
who paid tba bills at tha hospital where,
the chUd waa born, or at Atlantlo City.
ENGIN EER TAYLOR REVOKES
I-VT--K-T 14"- f-V I A t Tf I
rrr 1 1 o er o d lta o i
(Jmraal Special Service.)
Paris; Nov. 28. Before the Academy
ef Sciences Professor Darsonval haa de
scribed artificial vegetables, which he
exhibited,! and which were produced by
tha methods of Professor La- Due of tha
Nantes Medical echool. - Professor D'Ar
eonval Interested his colleagues greatly.
but unfortunately for tha lay publlo ha
did not aay whether the so-called rage-
tables were edible. . While they were
described as vegetables, they have noth
ing of the vegetable In their makeup,
though they behave-After their produc
tion as do real vegetnoies unoer natural
oondlUons. Xats Uts - composition et
thesa products nothing living enters.
Professor La Duo makes aaeds In pill
form, pne part aulphata copper and two
parts glucose. These are deposited tn
bouillon made of gelatine, -to which haa
been added I per rent ferrocyanlde of
potassium and a little aea aalt. Tha
seed develops, - sometimes on ita sur
face and sometimes In Its depths,- a
liquid giving birth to planta resembling
see weed and other marina planta
It la announced that these artificial
pUnta enjoy the same properties aa the
planta they reaembla and are Influenced
similarly pi heat and Uc&V- . .
After hearing tha statements of a
number "Of Indignant residents of Wil
lamette Helghta. City Engineer Taylor
this morning revoked the permit to
blast Issued a few daya ago to tha
The earthquake" yesterday morning
seriously damaged a number of dwell
ings, ao their owners -declare, and if
thia la proved the damages will ba paid
out of tha 83.000 bond which Lafe
Pence filed with the city engineer when
tha permit waa Issued.
Four hundred pounds of black blast
ing powder caused tha scare on Willam
ette Helghta yesterday morning.
Previous complaints had caused tha
city engineer to order- tha Pence com
pany to limit the chargea to 200 pounds.
It waa the Intention to do an. It seams,
but yeaterday two blasts of 200 each
were sat In two tunnels not far apart
Tha powder waa divided Into 11 pock
et a, and It wsa expected that the Inter
val between the two blasts would mska
tha operation safe. Both charges ex
ploded at the aama Instant, however,
and the combined effect was tremen
dous. Though people living In the vi
cinity knew that blasting waa In pro
gress they felt aura that an earthquake
, Meeting la Held.
Laxt night tha angry residents met,
and this , morning a delegation" waited
upon City Engineer Tsylor.
' "I thought tha bast thing to do wss
Protests by Willamette Heights Residents
Has Effect and City Engineer Immediately
Notifies Pence Company of Decision :
to revoke tha permit." said ha after
ward. "There Is soma -question about
the shock to tha houses, but tha beat
way out of It la to atop the blasttng.
Mr. Pence haa a bond for any damages
dona to aurroundlng property." ,
Mr. Pence was not present when It
was agreed to revoke the permit
"The blast discharged by my mn
yesterday morning at Willamette
Helghta waa set under the personal di
rection of City Engineer Taylor and his
deputy William Wanser," declares Lafe
Pence. ."We are working under a city
ordinance that requires a permit for
blasting and requires also a bond to
be filed guaranteeing the payment of
any damage our blasts might cause.
"We had a permit from tha city. The
city engineer examined our methods of
blasting and approved them. Our bond
of 13,000 waa filed and It slo wss ap
proved by tba city engineer, But some
complaint about the blasting waa made
after that, and yesterday morning City
Engineer Taylor and Deputy . Wanser
came np to tba heights and personally
directed tha placing of tho blast
Says Baginae Waa, meant.
"Wr men loaded tha blast according '
to tha Instructions of tha city engineer.
Deputy Wanser went to ona of tha
housea that was claimed to have been)
shaken by tha blasts and balanced Ma
knife on a nail In tha wall before tha
blast waa discharged. Tha explosion of
the powder did not even Jar (he kalfa
off the nsll.
"The blast was at tha and ef a 800
foot drift, 10 feet under tlvar surface ef-
tha around and 1,0 feet from any
hous-.- The work la b-lng done nn tt.-e
other side of the hill, ovr in I;lr!vs
gulch. We sro the, Uutt p"pl on eartu
who want to d any ii .nm . tar
would have tn pnv f"r It II t ( :,
That la what our h..n. la f.ir
City Knsineer T4Ylir n Tat'
waa HO feet frum t i 11