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rilZ OHECO'I DAILY JCUr.IIAL. PORTLAND. MONDAY EVENING, AUGUST 12, 1S07.
CHEAP OIL FOR
Standard. Oil Sells to Other
Countries at From - Three
to Five Cents Reduction.
Americans Forced to Px More for
, PfctrWeom Product Where Oc
topus Control Than European or
(Journal Special Bsrtlc.)
Waahlnaton, Aug. 1J. Comrolsslonsr
of Corporation Smith reporta . that tha
Standard OH company sella Its product
In forslfn lands for less than It sella
In America. Ha says In his report:
. ;A Tery "large proportion of tha, par
trolsum .product manufactured in the
Unlt- 'Jtatea la exported. , This Is -r-jfmr
true of Illuminating olL the
grf..uoA Important product, of which from
, 65 to 10 per eent Is sent abroad. The
S rices In the United States, particularly
urins; recent years, have been very
much higher than the foreign prices,
and tha conclusion ta irresistible that
the Standard Oil company baa mad
the American oeoDle oar for tha main-
tenanca of its dominant position in the
' foreign trade.
'. Bl Bxoess la Frio. ...
' "The excess of tha average pries ' In
the United States over the New York
' export pries in 189 waa 1. 1 cents. By
1H It had Increased to 6.4 cents. In
189 th domestic pric stood tt I I
. cents below . the Hamburg price. In
104 It atood at 1 cent above tha Hara
' burg price. In 1901 the domeetle price
waa 0.4 cent below the London price.
During the firat seven months of 10I
It was S.4 cents above the price In Lon
don. From September, 1897,' to Decern
,.. "ber, 1199. the United States price aver
' aged S.4 centa above the New York ex
, port price, while from 190 J to 1901 it
averaged 1.1 centa above It. From 1897
"' to 1(99 th domestic price averaged 1.1
cents below the Hamburg price, while
'' from 1901 to 1905 it averaged 0.4 cent
above From October, 1900, to Decem
ber, 1901, the domestic price avoraged
,0.1 cent above the London price. From
'"January. 1903. to July. 1908; it averaged
21 cents above the London price.
Average Trio Shown. - , v ,
"Th figures show a very remarkable
'. excess in the American price of Uluml-
' natlng oils above the foreign
, prices, particularly during th latter
. half of 1904 and the first half of
1808. During the latter half of 1904
' the price averaged for the United
States 10.1 cents, aa contrasted with 0.93
: centa in Germany, 0.41 centa in-the
United Kingdom and C.49 centa in Den-
mark. The exceaa of the domestic price,
after allowing 1 cent for difference in
quality, ranged at that time from 1.8 It
centa to 1.88 cents. During the first
" half of 1908 tha extraordinary declin
In the price in the United Kingdom in-
creased the effective margin- between
.the domestic price and th pric In that
" country to 1.17 cnta."
CHAIN GANG FOR
: 'WHITMAN'S HOBOES
TroMcattns; Attorney Proposes .
'i ' Add Mortal'Indlgnity to Hate
' ful Toil on Roads. ".
(Bpedal Dlapatcfe t Tke JoansL)
, Tekoa, Wash, Aug. 11. It is reported
her that '. Prosecuting; ; Attorney. Klpp
ha mad arrangements with th coun-
. ty oomm isstonsrs to form a chain gang
and hereafter all hoboes, beggars and
, minor criminal will earn their daily
bread on th county roads. This will
be greatly appreciated by many elti
sens who have been annoyed by pro
feesional beggars and hoboes at a time
when every man can obtain work at
something If be wants work.
. . Under the chain gang realm all
vagrant convicted under th law will
be sent to Colfax and worked on the
county road until their fines ar paid.
DOCTORS OF UNION "
fspeclat Dfcpetek te The X
' North Powder, . Or.. Aug.
Clark Saunder of Union, county chy
sician ana sura-eon. witn whom a .high
altitude- la moat agreeable, na pur
chased , th North Powder drug store
here, and take possession today. The
doctor is changing from th practice of
medicine to. the drug business becaus
he I notaacwai physically to th de
mands made On a practitioner.
Ir. C. H". Law, president of the Lucky
OoUi Copper Mining company, of
LNorth Powder. With hi family, will
"tk possession of his new home at
i, U7"eawiexi weea, navlng nought reel
dene jwoperty on Court street in that
town. . . . ... , . . v , . , .
PROJECTED AT BOISE
: jr s . . . . .
- (Special Dispatch te The leamaD i
Bole, Ida- Auff.ll. A large and Im
portant deal in real estate has Just been
' Consummated her, by whloh th Bole
Christian church come Into possession
of th LeHane ranch of 1(0 acres, three
mile west of this city, for til, 000. Th
Jiurchase Is the first step in one of th
argest religious educational and indus
trial enterprise ever projected in this
rart of the country. Th deal inaurea
he erection of a 150.000 church In Boise,
' th platting of the ranch Into town lota,
th construction and maintenance of a
large and modern university and other
improvements by th Christian, church.
, HOLDS ANNUAL MEET
--t '."',"" 111 '. V'V.'
Winona Lake, . Ind., Aug. ' 11. The
National Reform association began its
i annual sessions her today with repre
sentatlves In attendance from mora
than 16 states. Th officer in char
. are President S. F. Scovei of Wooster,
Ohio, and Secretary-Treasurer R. C. Wi
ley of Pittsburg, A number of prom
inent divines of Pennsylvania, Ohio and
other etates are on th program for
MYSTERY SHROUDS WHEREABOUTS
OF-JOHU D. ROCKEFELLER'S SIRE
(Jooraal. Special Berrtc.)
'New Tork. Aug. 11. In connection
with tha deep mystery aa to th where
about of William A. Rockefeller, father
of John D.. William and Frank Rocke
feller, there have been vagu rumors
for two year past that th old man
waa llvlpg somewhere in Iowa, Frank
Rockefeller charges , his brother, John
D., with starting -these rumors In order
to deepen the mystery to conceal the
actual habitation of their father. ,
The World ran down th report con
eerning. Iowa. During Its 18 months'
search for ths father of the oil mag
nates, the results were curious. Its in
formation, purporting to come from a
man who had actually seen John D.'s
father In his place of concealment only
on year before, located him In Cedar
Valley, Iowa. It described an eaen man,
aa a physical and mental wreck, un
able to leave hie bed and mumbling
curses day and night. His hom whs
said to be an isolated farmhouse.
On this clue, th World reporter vl
Ited Cedar Valley. Almost every farm
er Questioned told of an old man by
the name of Rockefeller who lived
somewhere In the county. Then the dis
covery was made that H. H. Rockefel
ler, a small farmer near Sprlngdale, In
th heart of a big country, had sold out
and moved to the town of West Liberty,
In Muscatine county. "..'. . .
"All that I know." he said, "is that
a whole lot of people have been asking
queationa about father and that ha has
gone to pay my brother a visit."
But he would not divulge th where
abouts of hia brother. .
IMAMS RACE :
Opening Day of Series of In
V ternational Yacht Con-." ;
V": : " tests at Kiel .
ONE CONTESTANT IS ':M
F. Lewis Ctark's Boa Expected to
. win . In ' Strong: ! Breexes-iother
American Vessels Are ChewlnJc
. VIII and MarWhead. '
, ' v., (Jeans! Special ftsrrtes.)
Kiel. Aug. 11. Th opening today of
tha series of German-American race
for th Bonder boats, for which Em
oror William has offered a valuable
trophy, finds Kiel filled with yachting
enthusiasts, among whom ' are many
Americana The three American con
testants, Spokane, Chewlnk VIIL and!
Marblehead. have mads a favprabl im
pression on many of th yachting
psrts, and it Is generally conceded that
th Germans must do their best if they
are. to capture th honors. ,. Th thre
Oerman boats to race aralnst th Am'
erlcans ar th Tilly X, Wlttelsbach II.
and th Angela iv;. - ;
' Boston. Masa, Aug. 11. Ths three
American boat that race against th
Germans In th sonder class races at
Kiel thla week, for th trophy offered
by th German emperor, ar representa
tives of th Eastern Tacht club of this
city. Ths particulars of th team are
as follow. -
fiDokane. owned by F. Lewis Clark
Spokane, Washington, vice-commodore of
th Eastern Yacht club; built in 1901
from designs by. -Clinton H. Crane of
New Tork. '
Chewlnk VIIL owned by F. O. Ma-
eomher Jr- Corinthian Tacht club:
built in 1907 . from designs by Small
- Marblehead. owned ' by William H.
Jove and Sumner H. Foster, Corlhth-
tan Tacht club and Boston Tscht club;
built in 1907 from designs by B. B.
crowninsnieia. - ... r
. On their showing In th trial raea
off Marblehead two month ago th
thro boat ar weir had uo by th crit
ical as follows: Spokane la expected
to-do her best in strong brasses, Che
wink to prove 4h best all-around per
former and Marblehead to mak her best
showing in light winds.
Of th hand lmg of th thre boats
abroad there is reason to believe Amer
ican yachtsmen may be proud. They ar
In th handa of vary elever men la th
small boat gaxea, and their craws ar
adept at handling sails and getting th
best trim on their lore-and-axt canvaa
This, with Judgment and precleion in
starts. Is expected to give th American
crews even rank, if not superior, with
th best Uermao crsws.
KNIGHTS DEDICATE ,
. . NEW GRAND LODGE
. (Jeeraat Special Berries.)
, Indianapolis. Ind.. . Aug. : 1L An - a
campment of tha- Indiana brigade, uni
form rank. Knights of Pythias, opened
at Riverside nark today, and will con
tinue through th week. - Th encamp
ment ta a part or th program ar
ranged for the dedication of th new
Knight of Pythias grand lodg build
ing in this city, Th dedication i to
take place Wednesday, and promise to
be an event of great Interest to all
members of th order. Member of th
uniform rank. Knight of Pythias, of
Ohio, Michigan. Illinois and Kentucky
have been Invited to attend. A big
parad will be on of th principal feat
! FOlows for the Sick.
nroblem more difficult of
solution than how to mak a long stay
There is no
in bed or a convalescing period com-
lonaDie lor in patient. i
Pillows, pillows, pillows, a' soor or
more of them. Is the solution, says th
Clrcl. Not full-slsed heavy festber pil
lows, but light wool, down, hslr, or even
balm cushions ar th comfort which
ease the patient a tired muscle.
- They should be In sixes rsnalna from
ten to eighteen Inches -In lsngth and
from eight to twelve Inches wide, or
they can be mad square. - Th larger
ones are excellent If mad of hair and
tufted like a mattress., .
Thee llttl comfort cushions can. be
slipped under the back, at the small of
the oacK, unaer in knee or heels and
placed where a tired arm can rest com-
lortaoiy upon inera;
uent in oea.
slttlna nn tha
piiows oan te (ucxeo in ail th hollow.
for. th pa-
that awful ache where th bend Of th
knee rests against th chair.
inese smui uiuows also ni moeiv
th hollow of th regular bed pillows
when th patient sits up In
tney ar convenient ror th nurs to
rest her elbow or neck upon If she ha
to support th patient for any length
of time. : A good round dosen of these
cushion will not be too many snd they
will be found an Invaluabl aid to both
nurs ana peuenu
Chicago Prohibitionists ar endeavor
Ins; to obtain for their city the national
rrommiion convention ror 11US.
, TMU POLICYHOLDCRS' COMPANY
"PURELY, OREGON" DEST FOR Ml OREGONiAH
KOME CrflCE COBP. JIXTfl A.p AMENY $TKEET. FCXTLAN3
A. I MILLS, L, SAMUEL, CLARENCE S. SAMUEL. .
. , , - TreiidenL General Minigcr. ' Assistant Manager.
irJTENDS TO DO
Idaho Senator Is Concerned
With Land and Transpor-.
; tation Hatters. X-'
LONG AND SHORT HAUL :
Would Par for Freight According; to
Dlstanco Haoled and Place All
' Cities oa an Equal Footing Land
! Court and Open Rivers. '.' 'J -
V (Special Dispatch to The 'esrssL) .
' Lwliton. ' Idaho, Aug. It "I shall
again Introduc the land court bill and
a bill providing an amendment to th
present long and short haul clause."
said United 8Ute Senator W. B. Hey
burn, while In Lewlston, when ssked
what important measures would be ad
vocated by him in congress next season,
"Ths land court bill Is Important to
vary Stat whr largs sootlons of th
publjo domain ar located and was In
troduced last winter and Is now before
th committee. . I shall reintroduc this
bill at th opening session and whil It
will take soms Umi to secure its pas-
saga, i snan labor until it become a
'The amendment to th Ion a and abort
haul claus will provide for an equitable
freight rat to all point of th rail
road systems and eliminate th possi
bility of discrimination. By its terms,
in no case shall a transportation com
pany cnars more ror a snort haul than
for a long haul, where th short haul
is wunin th territory of th long haul.
.-', Statu f tha Olaarwatas. i '
"To Illustrate Just what Is lnteded.
th cltlee of th atate of Idaho ar now
? eying for eastern freight the rat from
he ehlpplna point to Seattle and a local
rata from Seattle back to Idaho. Th
new bill will place all cities upon aa
"Relatly to th proposition to con
demn th - Clearwater, a a navigable
iiTr. i nq oniy say mat navigable
rivers cannot be condemned and from
th Information I have received . the
upper river people do not want th
river closed. I believe, however, that
if th people of Lewlston want to install
a dam with lock, in order to Improve
th river for logging purposes and at
th same time allow steamers and other
craft a chance to ' ascend or descend,
there can be o objection." ., ;7
, FRENCH PICKNICKERS
I' V."'"-' ...... ; :
Slerry-alakers . Invade Chorea and
. 8acrflege) Causes Sen--
'. , satioa.', .' ' , ' ' '-. .'',' -'
. (Joaraal SpecUt Bervtce.)
.Paris, aq II. At FeulUee, a small
town ta th north of Franoa, th annual
religious fst of th, parish haa Just
been abolished and substituted for a
very worldly, : not to say rather - Ind
cant, exhibition. ' ; . ,
. Th priest of th parish. Abb Roue,
refused to celebrate th Paris fete be
cause th mayor would not allow him
to mak th usual collection. Thereupon
th population decided to do entirely
without th clergy, and to hold th fat
without them. '
In place of th religious ceremony
there war daneea and horse racea and
a- procession. In which instead of St.
John and his lamb there marched one
of th Inhabitant leading a fox which
had bean caught for thla occasion.
To th sound of fantastto peals On
th church bells th population marched
Into th church with their hat on their
heads and pipes blowing, and th fox
was placed In a holy water stoup and
baptised by thre or four of th merry
maker. Th fox soon after this exhibi
tion cut through th cord whloh held It
with its teeth and escaped.
Th whole Incident has caused a great
sensation and scandal in th neighbor
hood, and the bishop of Qulmper has
ordered aa Inquiry and has anttraly
withdrawn religious consolation from
th common, th .two priests having
left It... '..,:., - , ... "
f FRIENDLY MONKEYS. ;
'.A-' . .,, . -. .,, .., V.
They Appear to Hare Decided Fel-
' low Feeling for t's. f :
From Ornithological and Other Oddities,
I have read somewhere a' statement
that th anthropoid ape prefer our
company to that of their fellow mon
key of lower degree, and I saw it
nroved one in Calcutta. Tha late W.
Rut ledge. -for many years th leading
animal dealer there and a mln Of nat
ural history information, had a young
its society, when, quiet ' disregarding
th other monkeys, tt immediately came
over to him and cilmoeo into his lap.
A fair , sised female w had at th
Calcutta Zoo. alao was a most affec
tionate creature. When I paid a visit
to her shs would slways put her arm
affectionately around my neck and
while being oareased and played with
would droo any food offered by any
other visitors. Another .specimen of the
same sex showed th lee em labia side
of Its character By long refusing the
donations of on member of the soci
ety becaus on on, occasion h had
first given something to one of th oth
er monkeys In ths same house. '
. But I think it waa on my very first
Introduction to th orang that the hid
den humanity of the ere tur moat Im
pressed me. This was many years a so
when Abraham Bart let t waa at the I-on-don
Zoo; he gave me a private Inter
view with a little rang -which had
lust arrived.. The first tiling the little
imp old was io climn on m:
off my hat and put It on It
arter wntcn ii proceeoen
one in his yard, and at my request
opened It case on day to let It chose
plncl one of th superintendent s e ye
ll n n. in
short. It exam nert us witn
scientific curiosity which In a lower
fnlmal was decidedly Imprenalv. This
It tie man of the woods could not have
rhonen a more atrlklns way of claimlna-
kinship so of tea denied.
IT HOT SPRINGS
Fifty-Third Convention of
ical Union in Session.
EIGHT-HOUR DAY FIGHT
V SUCCESSFULLY ENDED
President Lynch In Annnal Address
Views Situation Strike Roll Re
r dnced to Inconsequential Propor
' tlons Except in Few Cities. ,
(Special Dispetek ts The , learaal) '
Hot Springs, Ark, Aug. IS. Th
fifty-third , convention of the Interna
tional Typographical union - of North
America, which began her today, marks
aa spoch In th "art preservative of
all arts," and commands th Interest of
all . who ' ar either directly or Indi
rectly connected with th arts and In
dustrie of printing. " " ', i.
Uor than' 1.&00 delegates, from all
parts of tha United State and Canada
filled tli large siaembly room of th
tstitmui noui wnen in convention waa
called to order this morning. The con
vention was opened at o'clock by
Chairman Miller of th local committee.
and Mayor M, H. J odd delivered th
address or welcom.
President Jamee M. Lynch. In his an
nual address reviewed th entire inter
national field, saying tha membership
had good reason for congratulation. The
new year opened well -and -every effort
would be mad to -avoid conflicts, and
at th same time eonserv ths Interests
of local' unions. Referring to th re
cent . successful strums for an eight
hour workday, . President Lynch said
the strike roll had been reduced to
comparatively Inconsequental propor
tions In all except a few cities.
Ths report of J. M. Bramwood. secretary-treasurer,
showed that ther was
received during ths year ending May
II, 107, $1. 804,850, and that ther waa
expended ll,41,441. Owing to th long
fight for th eight-hour day ther was
a slight falling off In tha memberehlB
during th year. At present the inter
national organisation embrace 171 local
unions, with a total membership of 41.
1(7. This is a decrease of 3, til mem
bers as compared wUh th ngure of
m preceaing year. , r-. rt .
Itch I Itcht Itch! Scratch! Scratch!
Scratch! . Th more you ecratch th
worse th Itch. Try Doaa' Ointment
It cures puss, acsema, an akla Itch
Inf. AU druggists sell It .
- Preferred took Oaaaed ods.
alien Lewis' Best Brand. -
coffee : ;
i WJio is responsible for
your coffee? ' -;.
ii Who returns the "money;
if you don't like it? j f . '
tk Bckilaac'i Eea " ' ! "
A ... t.
WILL LAST BUT A SHORT WHILE AND WISE MEN WILL BUY
NOW AND SEX ASIDE SUITS, ETC., UNTIL . NEXT SPRING.
CLOTHING IS ADVANCING RAPIDLY; NEXT YEAR YOU'LL
NEVER GET THE VALUES OFFERED THIS SEASON. THESE
HALF-PRICE SPECIALS ARE DOUBLY INTERESTING FOR THEY
ARE MUCH LESS THAN THE ACTUAL COST -AND THE STYLES
WILL BE CORRECT IN 1908. . ... -
iur Choice of Any Outing (t f Y1T
it in the House.. . . . U W I r-:'-.
Your Choice of Any $20.00 n TT
3-piece Summer Suit . . U Ui ;
Youths' Outing Suits . . .. ITYv
Boys' Wash Suits WW fib
Ladies' Wash Suits ... . J J IXTj
All Panama and Straw Hats u
NOT&-YOU ARE INVITED TO INSPECT THE NEW FALL NOV
ELTIES THAT HAVE ARRIVED.
asf sip HJisiswsii
1 Tw $ '.
The fact that our suggestions regarding comparisons 'have been totally ig-
. nored shows unmistakably that the " v: '
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embodies the points of excellence that merit and receive j the highest rating, with every unbiased musical
person who makes an honest, investigation. Why should anyone prefer a 65-note player-piano to one that plays
the full keyboard (oV 88 notes) like the Melville Clark?, A dealer might as well try to sell pianos with an abbrevi
ated keyboard Other points of difference that the Melville Clark Piano-Player possesses are:
, ' V., EXCLUSIVE FEATURES,
v '" The only 'Transposing" device made in the world today, ' It possesses an automatic winding clutch, automatic safety
representing 95 per cent of player value. Ihis is indispensable , clutch, bau-Deanng cnucK, ana automatic brake. , v
for the rendition of any vocal selections. Furthermore, it allows
one to play in any key. ,
It possesses a "telescoping" spool adjustable to all music
The pneumatic fingers are jointed like the human wrist, music. '
, The pneumatics operate on the keys, instead of the piano
action Why f ,
, V .The storage power of the motor produces an even tempo
and an automatic rewind. .
. . The ''governor,'!, being constructed from a scientific stand
point. Insures a perfect tempo. '
V - It possesses a cog-gear, dispensing with chains, therefore
there is no lost motion.
, . "Pneumatic" treble pedal 'actipn. NO CHOKER USED.
' The only uncut lower panel insures safety from rodents,
and the pedals are not exposed to view.
and many' other minor points that we will be glad to explain, to visitor's at our salesrooms. One of these cele
brated Melville Clark Players, stripped of its outer casings, will be on exhibition in our show windows this week.
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