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PORTLAND, OREGON, TUESDAY EVENING, JULY. 8, " . 1907. SIXTEEN PAGES.
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- Courts to Be Asked
followed- By: the
and Assisfp Purdy Decide Upon a
TWashiioglonrTuIy 9. Department of justice officials have decided
t upon a new and startling policy toward the corporations violating
1 the anti-trust act and it is expected it will be given a trial in a very
short time.':' ; : . : ' ' v -y cv' v. ' ; -r-:-
The issue of injunctions, followed by the appointment of receiv
, ere, is briefly the step the courts will be asked to take in dealing
'with the big combinations that have ignored the Sherman anti
Ttrust law so far and have felt easy, in the -belief that Jines would be
all the punishment they might expect. "-.
The policy was decided upon by Attorney-General i Bonaparte
and Miltbn D. Purely, Vrust expert, after careful and mature delib
eration, and there is every promise that it will shake .the. trusts as
, nothing before has done. If the views of the attorney-general and
hir-cWerUcutenanjtsirereaK? trusts is 'a cer?
dainty Inhe future and'there wilFbe more aIarmamongthe cbm
, binations than they have ever felt before. " - r - : -
' It is the belief of the two lawyers that the injunction and receiver
plan will do more to break up the trusts than anything that could
be tried or any new law that could be put upon the boojes. Jn suc
' cessful actions against the trusts up to this time little has been ac-
complished..The payment of fines has had no practical effect and
the trusts have simply assessed these losses against the public and
gone on doing businesses in the past, throttling competition and
. fixing prices to suit themselves.- i , ,-. i," : ?; -
The proposition opens up a vast field and will undoubtedly be
v fought on the, part; of the trusts with a fierceness heretofore un
known, This pmn probably will be pursued in the tobacco" and
j powder trusts.. . .. .'..'fT .T !' ' :
Cord wood and Coal Hard 16 ISecureand (nsumera Are at
r Mercy of Mine OwneK andCTroads-Xabor Condi-1
s lions ana llign-rrjceu
- Cord wood and coal ara hardo iat and
IJhauvt ' ba paid for. Coal dealer aay
Wh7 cannot help It. that thai fault la
Wltha mineownera and tha rallroada
Wooaalera contend that tha attuatlon
la berood their direction and that they
re the creaturea of clrcumatance caused
by Ubor eondJtlone, hlh price of tlm
ber. more eawmllla nd no cara. 'No
body aeema to be able to better matter
and conaequently the tonautner wut,
py the freight -. v
Every woodyard In town l for aale.
ocordlnc to the men who deal In wood,
and ' Inereaatnir coat of production a la
euttlnv a arlmp In the protlta until tho
ordwood atarke and rlcka bealn to look
like the -outline of the poorhouae
thoee who have aunk tbetr money In
such investment,. .
, . Oorwood Went Becriaar.
The oldeej. time when oordwood was
becalna for tl.li and $ a cord has
ttassed forever, accbrrttna; to the promi
nent dealers of the city, and they tell
the reason Why. It used, to be ar few
f years ego that men would work 10 and
11 hours a, day for tl and 11.69. At
'that time a dealer could hare one teem
haul 10 and e high aa 1 cords of wood
"during the hours of one working day.
Teams could be- hired, for tl a day and
could be purchased for ISO. Hay oeat
0 a ton and other feed was cheap in
"crs too ' wera treaty and Sunday
'trains were run where It cars or more
could be put on a siding or along the
main Una and loaded by big crews of
man bv the wood dealers. .Every little
town up and down the line sold wood
DR. VAN GESNER WILL
Dr. Alonso van aesner wm appear at
I . tllS CVUOIf MII..MV. ...... ... .H "
''commence serving hla sentence of Ave
I months for auhomatlon of perlury, of
I which he wm found guilty with Con-
rreaemsn wuiiHmeon ana Marion n.
liar, tn the United (States circuit oourt
In ltOS. r , . ' i ' .
Cesser hag been la tha city since
Appointment of Re
to End Monopoly
Jiimuerxai up rruiiw.
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aa Its "chief, shipping product and was
glad to get it to tha market. .i. .
. Rent for atoraga grounds -was chess
snd it "was possible to lease a block
for not more than tao a month for
either a short or a long time.
Present conditions are different.- the
wood- dea I era - say. Cord wood -eel lev -today
for tt.eO to It. SO a cord delivered
In four-foot lengths. The average prloe
is tt. Even at this price the dealers
say .they, are making no more money
than under the old times, and some say
not so much.
It is argued that men now get 1S0
and II- a day and that they wlU not
work more than eight hours a' day and
consequently haul an average of about
six cords a day- Teams that last year
could be hired in the woods for i a day
are now earning ft and -mora hauling
lumber. . A .
Horses cannot be bought for much
teas then, f 500 a span. Hay la now
worth $2. a ton and other feed haa gone
up In proportion. - Wagons and all kinds
of gear are higher and to cap tha climax
no cars can be bad exoept at lone Inter
- Railroad companies will load wt
bound empties with wood If the wood Is
on the spot, hut even the empties are
nam to get. - Rent for grounds Has gone
up and gensrlcoadttlons are making
tha life of the cord wood man one of
worry and tribulation.
- - Yalaable aa Oold SUaea. - '' ' -The
dealers also say that tlmberown
ers all look upon their holdings ss gold
mines and -will not' sell for less than
the trees would ba worth for lumber,
which shuts the wood man Out of the
market. All the places where wood ueed
(Continue! on Page Twe.)
TTnlted fttatea Attorney William O. Bristol-
filed the mandate handed down by
tha United States circuit cdurt of ap
peals snd asked for commitment papers
tor Cleaner and Blags. Oesner asked
for time, however. In which to arrane-e
bis private affairs and was granted an.
til tomorrow morning. '
Oeener has a fine of 11,000 to pay 1a
addition ta serving hla Jail seatenee.
i ; ATTEMPT ' MADE TOBYNAMITE BLIND BOSS
' Blind Boas Joha Condon, irbo controls cambllns In .Cnlcato. - Ht
My:- -"Somewher ttwen a cigar and million dollars any "man can
ba bought." By tbls standard he tas masnred men and forced bis way,
uneducated and alghtlesa, through hordea of envloug politicians and gam
bjers to the throne of the "under world." . Hla house In Chicago was
blown up last night by an unknown enemy,- but the "boss?' escaped in
jury. I , ' . - ' .- t ' T- ;.-" r . ':
Successor to General Jocelyn
Assumes rCharge' of De-;
: partment x)f jColumbia. -j,
Dressed In -civilian clothea. refusing
to discuss the probability of war with
Japan, and In tha .best of health. Gen
eral A. W. Oreely. tha new commander
of the department of tha Columbia, ar
rived In Portland laat . night and left
this morning for Vancouver barracks,
where he assumed command today. '
General Greeley waa aooompanled by
Mrs. Oreely,' -MIaa"v,aertrude Oreely
Major W. II.- Baga. tha new adjutant of
the Fourth Infantry, and Lieutenant E.
D. Warfleld, aide to General Oreely. .-
General Oreely haa changed but lit
tle In appearance since his- last visit to
Portland and atlll wears th king floww
Ing whiskers that, added to hla tall fig
ure, make hint a eonspltiuous figure fn
any gathering. He hss lost little ef the
energy and -vitality that characterised
hie actions In building 'the telegraph
Una through Alaska and later made him
a prominent figure In the soenea that
followed the earthquake and lira -at ttaa
When asked whether ha eared to dis
cuss the Japanese situation. General
Greelv smiled and ssld nothing oould
ba further from his thoughts. lis said
that he knew of no changes to ba mads
at Vancouver and Intimated thst he
know of nothing else that would ba of
After brenkfast at the Portland hotel
where the pertr put up after their ar
rival from Chicago, the members left
General Oreely suoceeds General
Stephen P. Jocelyn. who was reeeoU
retiree beoauae of ue ee 1snlU - .
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STRIKES BIG RAFT
Warship Milwaukee Narrow
lilj Escapes Destruction '
From Tow of Tug.
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Ban ' Frandsoo, July . The cruiser
Milwaukee, racing from tbla port ta pro
tect American Interests In the expected
hullabaloo In Central America, escaped
dee traction off Point Arguello-on tha
night of June tt by a margin so narrow
that Captain Mike Downey "of the tug
DaunUeaav-'Wbo was tbereraad eaw It,
sUll shudders when ha talks about It.
Tha big tugboat, which baa Just re
turned from the south, Waa towing from
Astoria to flan Diego a great log raft.
It contained 0,000 logs and had a dis
placement of about 10,009 tons, being
ftO feat in length, and had a draft of
14 feet. .
The raft waa attached to tha DaunN
lees by a line nearly aa long as the
raft Itself.. It was shortly after mid
night, and the blaukest. dirtiest night.
Captain Downey says, thst he ever saw
at aa or. on shore. A nasty sea was
running n1 a dense fog blanketed the
waters. The lights had blown out on
the raft and tha Dauntless was hove
to while a boat's crew from the tug
made a perilous trip to relight them.
Suddenly a great white shape loomed
up, heading straight for the Dauntless.
It was the Milwaukee. Not until It
was within too feet of the tug did the
cruiser's lookout sight the towboat'e
lights. Out In the nlvht rant his cry
f warning, flharp 'orders were passed
and- the cruiser swerved Just In, time
to avoid running1 down the tug. 8o
close, did the warship pass that those
School Children of Multno
mah County Will Tomor
. row Contest, for Prizes
With Beautiful Flowers of
-Their Own liaising. ;
For Weeks the little Horti
culturists Have Been Care
fully Tending Tines and
the Showing Will Be Well
.Worth Going to See. ., ' ,
:" Flowers ' are nature's ' Jewels, with
whose wealth aha decks her summer
On the third floor of tha city ban
tomorrow will ba held the second an
nual flower exhibit of tha Multnomah
oeunty school children, tha hours being
between 1 and o'clock p. m. Every
school in tne county win nave a col
lection of sweet peas on exhibltloa and
tha committee In charge believes that
1a will surprise those who see tha aa-
School children are- urged ta bare
their sweet pea bouquets at tbe county
superintendent' office ta the city ball
before- 1 clock, aa the awards wlU be
made ty tha Judges at that time, it
was announced this morning that no
competitor shall receive mora than ana
prise. In order that a greater number of
prises Bilgbt be awarded.
Three Oonmty Cash IMsee. '
' There are three, county cash prises,
tha first being for $4. tha second for
tl and tha third for .2. There are also
three cash prises for each of the six
division a The first prise la worth 1,
tho second 1 and the third (0 cents,
or a year's subscription to School and
Home. The flowers and tha wav the
bouquet Is arranged counts for points
and care should ba exercised In tbla re
spect. . For weeks the children ' have been
carefully nurturing the tender vines and
hava succeeded tn growing soma splen
did ratietlea of sweet peas. The corri
dors on tha third floor of the city ball
will be decorated for tha occasion, and
the public Is extended, a cordial Invita
tion to attend. There will be no charge
for admission. - f
, Arrangement of Sivtaloma. '
Following is tha arrangement of tha
different divisions: -
Division 1, known as tha Waat Bide
(Continued oa Page Two.)
AGENTS IEABN. THAT
MIKADO IS PLOTTING
TO STRIKE AMERICA
"'. (Journal Bpedal Benrlca.);
A "Washington, D. C July l.-A.
new and startling explanation
for tha sending Of the Atlantlo
fleet to tha Paclflo ocean. Is that
American secret agents In Japan
' hare aentaenaatlonal Informa-
tlon to this country that Japan
la active in oertain directions. a
Th'i mikado la said to be plan- 4
ntng a coup In aplta of all aa-
u ranees to tha contrary. N "
CHAUTAUQUA ASSEMBLY -:
M EETS llJNDERIOAK TREES
Tha fourteenth aanaal session ef the
Willamette Valley Chautauqua associa
tion waa onened this morning' at Glad
stone park with the weather conditions
perfect., and a good attendance for tbe
opening day. Under the great moss
l.. . k. .helterlna firs man v are
cam pea, enjoyins " wi -u -
more are oomma.
atlon, a oloae touch with nature, quick
transportation to. town., a fine literary
,lth elmmm work for those who
wish to specialise, clear spring water
and plenty of It, snd all provisions
easily obtainable. . Having tested the
lows of the simple life with the touch
of mental stimulus, small wonder that
families come year after year to Camp
at Chautauqua. "
- Xusio Opens Program.
In tha large beehive dome of the asso
ciation hall tha program waa opened
with muslo by tha Chemawa' Indian
band, followed by Invocation by Rev. E.
Clarence Oakley of Oregon City. Rev.
Clarence True Wilson, D. D., of Port
land gave the opening addreas. Indors
ing tne . I nauiauqua murvranni
speaking of the value and purpose Of ed
ucation. ' At the cloee of the program
study classes were organised under the
different Instructor Following la the
program of class work.
to 10 a, m Junior Bible study. Mrs.
AUoe M. Handmker; t to 11 a. m. -Physical
culture. Professor A. M. Orlllerl
t to 10 a. m. English literature. Dr. B.
J. Hoadley- t to 10 a. m. Klocutlon,
Profeeaor W. Eugene Knox; 10 to 11 a.
m. United fVates History. Hon. Willis
a Hawley, M. C.j 10 to 11 a. m Do-
XOUiaa Xloauj it
GER0XBI0 TBIES TO ESCAPE TO OLD HAUNTS
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REFUSE TO HEAR
Western Union Will Not
Give an Inch in Effort
' to Settle Strike.
- (Jearaal Special Barviee. . -
Oakland, . CaL. July t. Hopes of a
speedy, settlement Of - tha telegraph era'
strike were abandoned this morning
when tha assistant general superintend
ent refused to receive, a committee of
strikers, Informing them through the
chief operator that the company had no
Intention of reoeding from its attituds
and recognising the strikers other than
aa ex-employes and of hearing individ
ually any grlevancee they may have.
The oo remittee refused to entertain "the
fro position. The oonferenco lasted lit.
le mora than. flv minutes. President
Small of the telegraphera hastened - to
strike headquarters and It la believed
that within a short time ha will Issue
orders for ' a strike in another laxgs
President Small says the orders to
call out the operators atr Chicago may
ba Issued today. He declares the strike
Will now be fonght to the bitter end.
President BmaJl of the telegraphers
Issued the 'following statement:
"The-coming ef Labor Commissioner
(Continued on pagaTwa.)
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Fourteenth v Annual Session Opened at Gladstone Park
. : This Morning Under Favorable Auspices vand ; v
With a Good
to 11 a.' m. ElbW study. Rev. James
Hoffman Batten; 11 to 11 a. m. "Chau
tauqua Forum," Mrs. Eva Emery Dye,
A. M.; t:IO p. m. W. c. T. V. Round
table, Mrs. Lucia . Faxon Add I ton; t to
11 a. m. Muslo classes. Dr. R. A. Heri
tage. Ds, Krebe Today's Xeotaree.
' The lecturer for today Is Dr. Stanley
l Krebs of Evanston. Illinois, who Is
on the program for a lecture thla aftea
noon it t o'clock, and again this even
ing at I p.. in. Ills afternoon aublect
Is "Wonders of , the World Within."
This evening he sneaks on "Mvsterles
Of Msoiums ana ima tteaaera Kipoaed."
ur. n.reos kiuctw mucri attention
when be spoke before the Chautaqua In
l04.and hie unusual subjecta, tngether
with hla magnetic - presence and elo
quence, make him One of the moat re
markable platform speakere before the
public. At the cloa of his lectures
people flock around him to aak hint
questions for he brlnra the un Mien near.
Ht is a memner or tne National Society
for Psychical Feeearch and hla experi
ments and etudlea make the soul life
Seem -very real s"1 personal.
Professor W. - ne Knot ef Ta-
sseaa, whe vas si- aX wo aa la1
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OLD WARRIOR IS
Apache " Chief tain Hears of
Fighting in ' Native Land ,
: and Seeks to Return. -
,. ' (Joeraal Special hrrka.) J
. Lawton, Okla July t. Geronlmo, the)
old Apaa he 1 warrior, - while attending a
oalebratlon Saturday at Cache, aa si
guest . of tha Comanche ' chief. Quanahi
Parker, made an ' attempt to sacape
across the Texas . Panhandle Into Max
loo. A detail of soldiers" -from Fort SHI
rounded him up and brought him back.
Ha bad been missing over night, bait
was - overtaken several miles out and
made no resistance, - -
He said be bad heard ef recent trou
ble with: the Apaches near El Paso and
wanted to help hla people fight, - He also
said his domestio affairs were Irksome
and hla eighth wtrr-ha 'Wt him. Ha
haa been drinking heavily-and recently
stole out and remained away all night. .
When the Invitation came for him to
attend the celebration near the mouk.
tain home of Chief -Parker, Oerontmo
was highly pleased, several hundred In
diana participated In a sham battla and
etaga coach robbery and the old una
became highly enthueiaatlo. During tha
excitement he allpped quietly away and
was not missed for several hours.
Attendance, A r
elocution, gave a reading this afternoon.
Many noted men have been engaged
for this year's programs, among whora
are these:- Henry A. Hilchiel. T, I,
LLi. D., governor of Colorado, will ln
ture July 11 and It ' His euh)c are
'Theodora Roosevelt" and "I'lnnm.
nees of Jkmerlcen Life." lnltel t,mtn
Senator FUmei J. Rurkett wlil !.-
July If on "The New Womaa an 1 m
Toung Man." and July 17 on "ln
American King." lr. John Roh Pt r
ton of Chlcaao lectur-e July II, II - I
14." Hla topics are "The I v of i ,
Vntrt Hlh" arxf "The Wiij-o -t ne-H 1- -or
"Short Cuts." .
Hon. Frank . Fn of l!"nn1. a
clever certonnlet Snd iilf'rni . ..
Will -deliver two 1 i lut rn.e ... .. ,
July 1 i and 14. I t r ' . . '
the Vrrn vn., i
church, hl.n-'i, I- ... a i
1. on "The t, , -i ' t ir 1
Jamea Hoffni-..i ti -n
three adari-.. J 1 IS ..
Tom -n I a I'l-a' ft.
The ror-im ii'vlnp t t
Mra Km' v
fear tire. I '.llr I ''