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luMd Each TtumJar
Tells O perators President Roosivxlt
Can End Strike.
Chicago, Sept. 24 — “ 1 have positive
............... O R E G O N
NEWS OF THE WEEK
In t Condensed Form for Oar
B uy Readers.
A Rasuma o f the L a s* Important but
Not L a s* Interesting Evenia
o f tha Past W eak.
treaty has been
Rebel Moor* have at last accepted
the French terms of peace.
The San Francisco city jail has been
condemned as unsafe.
Heney feels confident of convicting
Tirey L. Ford, of the United Railways,
now on trial.
Standard Oil lawyers say it is not
the policy of that company to drive
rivals to the wall.
The Russian government has resum
ed its policy of shooting suspected re
volutionists without trial.
The United States Circuit Court of
Appeals has decided that the Great
Northern must pay its fine for giving
Pennsylvania and Kansas are assured
of a 2-cent passengear rate by action of
the executive officials of the roads in
The Standard Oil announces that as
coon as present suits are finiehed it
w ill reorganize and enlarge its ccapital,
also that earnings will be published.
Judge Lochren, of the United
oourt, lias issued an injunction
suspends the Minnesota rate law
ing a final settlement of the case
E S T A B L IS H P R IZE C O U R T .
S M A L L FO R A R B IT R A T IO N ,
OREGON STATE ITEMS OF INTEREST
inside information that the companiej
are ready to arbitrate, and 1 pred ct to
EASY TO QET CAR8.
E A R N IN G S O F 8 L E E P E R S .
you now that you will all h e at work
within ten days, and that victory will
This was the information given cut
by President 8. J. Small, of the strik
ing commercial telegraphers, at the
best at tend« 1 meeting held since the
strike was declared. There were loud
cries of " N o arbitration” when Presi
dent Small began (¡¡leaking, but these
grew weaker as he said:
“ I think I have heard that cry be
fore, but 1 want to say something on
the ether side. It President Roosevelt
should ask the companies to arbitrate,
and they consented, what position
would it place you In if you refused?’
"1 don’t know that you w ill get a
chance to arbitrate,” he raid as the
“ If Colonel d o w ry
has his way about It you won’t be given
the char.ce. W e have had some bitter
experence with arbitration, but if it
cornea this time with the stamp of the
United States government on it I be
lieve we can afford to accept it.”
Although he did not suy so, Presi
dent Small gave the inference that Pres
ident Rooeevelt was in a fair way to
end the strike. He said it had already
cost the companies $12,000,000.
Chairman Wesley Russell said the
cotton growers of the South are clamor
ing for better telegraph facilities, and
that many Southern associations had
appealed to President Roosevelt.
situation, he said, looked decidedly
M. J. Reidy, of Boston, and 8. K.
Konenkamp, of Pittsburg, [members of
the national executive board, said the
strike would he over in two weeks.
H A G U E M E E T IN G B A R R E N .
Dalagations Go to Peace Conference
The Hague, S^pt. 24.— After having
been in session for over three months,
Qrover Cleveland’s illness has be-
and adjurnment probably a month in
oome very serious.
the distance, it is recognized generally
A mining plant at Jonplin, Mo., has and even by.the most optimistic in the
peace movement, that the second inter
been blown up by dynamite.
national peace conference hae been and
The king of Slam is visiting in Ger
will be at its conclusion, barren of re
many and spending money lavishly.
sults leading to permaneat measures of
Chicago, Mllwakuee A SI. Paul offi benefit to the peace of the world.
cials expect to see that road fininshed
Even the proposition for a future
to the coast in 1909.
meeting of the conference, which was
Mississippi has ordered the Gulf unanimously adopted has been b o alter
Compress company to withdraw from ed as to suppress its most important
part, namely, the periodicity of meet
the state as it is a trust.
ings, merely providing for the calling
Dewey does not favor disposing of of a third conference, but establishing
the Philippines and says there is no nothing with regard to convening of the
danger of war with Japan.
The prevailing opinion as expressed
The Japanese Foreign office hae de
cided to leave Ambassador Aoki at by one of the leading delegates is that
the absence of results in the conference
Washington for the present.
on fhe great questions was due to the
The Englinsh steamer Lusitania has lack of preparation by all the countries
started on her return trip to Liverpool represented. This, he raid, was esptc-
and her officers hope to establish a new ially striking in the case of the Am eri
can delegation, which was supposed to
The govrenment has several experts have come here in complete accord with
examining the hooka of the Standard the tatin-American comtries.
Oil company between the years 1882
H IS V A C A T IO N D A Y S O V E R .
to Pullman Company Reports to State
Salem— The state railway commis
Freewater — The several
houses in this city have about complet sion has issued an order extending the
ed their season's prune ¡lacking and time given the tiansportatton compan
will now begin on the apple crop. ies of the state to file their annual re
Over 100 carloads of fruit, chiefly ports to October 10. Ouiy six compan
prunes, peaches, pears and plums, have ies sent reports, the W eils, Fargo, the
been shipped from here during the past Denver A Rio Grande, the Salem, Falls
20 days over the O. R. A N . and the City A Western, the Pullman, the Cen
W a lla W a lla Valley trolley line via tral Railway Union, and the Oregon A
Sunset Logging company ol Clatakanie.
the Northern Pacific.
The shipper! say that since the ad Letters have been received from the
vent ol the traction company and their Portland Railway, Light A Power com
ability to furnish Northern Pacific re pany and the Rogue River Valley Rail-
frigerator cars, troubles iiave ended re load company saying reports tied been
garding the securing of cars as the O. sent, but so far they have not been re
K. A N. agents have "loosened u p " ceived.
The Swift Refrigerator Transporta
wonderfully, and even take the trouble
to call up the growers over the long tion company filed its report under
distance telephone to ask if they can protest, aB not being a common carrier.
The Sunset Logging company reports
supply them cars.
Such a state of
affairs has heretofore been unknown in earnings of $10,914 05, operating ex
this city, and of course the shippers penses $64,810.88, a deficit of $63,-
The Pullman company gives its gross
The apple crop is a good one and top
notch prices have already been offered earnings in operating cars wholly in
and accepted. The apple trees have Oregon at $57,479.08, gross earnings
been well sprayed this year and the on all lines entering Oregon $1,373,-
good derived thereby ia already allowing 840.04, Oregon’s proportion of the
iteelf by the absence of scale.
There latter $323,289.49, receipts from car
lines entering Oregon
will be over 100 car loads of apples mileage on
from this point.
Hay shipments are $711.74, Oregon’s proportional share
becoming general, the ranchers con $80.34; total expenses of operation
signing their hay to points on Puget $859,356, Oregon’s share $197,037.28;
property owned by the company in
sound where prices are good.
Harvesting has begun on the third Oregon used in the operation of cars
alfalfa crop which promises to he above $112,25175. The cost of the cars could
not be stated.
the average ) ield.
Lins Proves Great Aid
Frssw atar Shippers.
R E C O R D P R IC E PAID.
New and Wonderful Hood Rivar Apple
Brings 8 8 a Box.
Can't Get C a re at Albany.
Albany— Though local shippers of
perishable goods are successful in get
ting cars, the car shortage for grain
shippers is now worse than ever. Pres
ent conditions here are pronounced
worse than that which prevailed last
year, so far as grain dealers are Con
cerned. Now the condition has readied
such a point that exporters of grain
cannot even get cars for Oregon ship
ments. It is only in lire past few days
that this condition has existed gene
rally, though one shipper has had an
ord( r in for 25 days for one car for an
Oregon shipment and no car has come.
Several orders have been in a week and
are not being realized.
Hood River— W h ile the contest as to
who raised the biggest apple in Ore
gon goes merrily on, a Hood River man
settled any dispute that may arise thia
year as to the highest price by an
nouncing the sale of 40 boxes of apples
at $8 a box.
The fruit will go to
Seeley, Mason A Co., of Portland, and
was grown on the fruit farm of Oscar
Vanderbilt, known as Beulah Land, a
few miles from this city. The apples
are of such large size that they will
average the buyer about 11 cents
apiece without the freight charges.
Livestock Exhibit Large.
As far as known, this tops the price
Baleur — When the 12 new stock
for anything ever grown in the apple
line at Hood River or anywhere else. barns were put up on the state fair
The apples are of ths variety known as grounds this year it was thought there
Winter Banana, and were set out by was sufficient accommodation for all
E. L . Smith, who formerly owned the the stock that would be exhibited for at
But it was
place Mr. Vanderbilt now resides on, least five years to come.
necessary to fix up some extra stalls in
as an experiment.
The variety is a rare one, little being an old building for whatever horses for
known of it, bat it has proved such a which there was no accommodations in
the regular barns.
There was suffi
money getter that it is expected many
cient room for all the cattle, hogs,
more trees w ill soon be planted.
When ripe the W inter Banana emits sheep and goats but these borrs were
such a strong flavor of the tropical fruit filled nearly to the limit. The live
it is named after that when placed stock exhibits far exceeded in number
where it cannot be seen a box of them those of any former state fair.
oonveys the idea that there is a bunch
Immense Pear C ro p.
of bananas hanging somowhere in the
Medford— Two de Anjou pear trees
Several samples of the fruit placed on the old Soliss place on-Griffin creek,
Helena, Mont., labor unions have
which made a passing record two years
ordered a strike on all industries in President Roosevelt Returns to W ash on display in the window of a store ago by producing something like $80
here weigh very close to a pound apiece.
ington and Hard W ork.
town to enforce a boycott on the tele
worth of fruit for the tenant now on
the place, this year eclipsed all records
Oyster Bay, L. I., Sept. 24.— Presi
T w o M ore Roads Report.
by yielding no less than 67 packed
Russia threatens armed intervention dent Roosevelt’s summer vacation at
Salem— The following report has boxes of pears, which sold to a local
his Sagamore H ill home w ill end at 10
dealer for $2 per box, making a record
a. tn. Wednesday, when he, with Mrs.
Prohibitionist* aim to make W ash Rooeevelt, members of the family and company:
Total earnings, $79,098; of $134 from a single crop from two
ington, D. C., dry.
trees. The joke of it is that a little
the executive staff, will take a special
and taxes, $79,766.35; income from
manipulation to give the grower the
The crown prince of Japan is to visit train for Washington.
During the three and a half months
benefit of the actual value of the Iruit
Oorsa to investigate affairs there.
tire president Iras (»copied the home tal stock, $1,000,000; amount issued, would have doubled the pr:ce.
China has taken a decided step to
stead he has had tire quietest and at $820,000. The Oregon A California
ward parliamentary government.
the same time the busiest vacation he railway company submitted the fol
Brown Again Land Board Clerk,
Many Eastern Democrats are uniting has indulged in Bince he became an oc- lowing: income, lease of road, $165,-
Salem— The state land board at its
on Governor Johnson, of Uhlo, for pres capant of the White House. The re 801.71; other income, $28,898.05; to last meeting re-elected George G.
cords show that since June 12 the pres tal income, $1,684,690; total deduc Brown clerk of the board and George
tion, $1,362,379.07; net income, $322,-
Mitchel, of The Dalles, deputy clerk.
The Standard Oil inquiry at New ident has received 128 persons at Saga 320.69.
The application of H . T. Hendryx and
Y ork shows Rockefeller's income to be more Hill. Some of the callers have
other for the purchase of approximately
•bout $40,000,000 a year.
T o Mine Coal N ear M adford.
have made purely social calls, but the
2,400 acres of tideland on Csthlamet
Fanatics at Zion City have been ar majority of them have been oilicia.s on
Medford— The Pacific Coal company, hay, on the Columbia river, at the rate
rested for torturing a woman to death strictly government business.
ol Loe Angeles, hae bonded for $60,000 of $2 per acre was also taken up again
In order to drive the devils out of her
W h ile visitors have been compara the coal mine at the base of Roxyaun, and the final action contiued nntil the
tively few, the work which the presi four miles east of here, belonging to the board could make a visit to the land in
France and Canada have just signed dent has accomplished in other direc Medford Ccal A Mining company. The volved and ascertain the real value.
His annual mes Los Angeles company is capitalised at
a new commercial treaty. France is tion has been great.
PO R TLA N D M ARKETS.
given many more favorable terms than sage to congress ia piactically com $1,000,000. The deal was closed by R.
pleted. The document needs only fin E. Dorn, manager ol the California
Club, 82c; bluestem, 84c;
ishing touches, and but few of them.
Eastern critics can’t prevent the voy
explore the interior of the property, to valley, 82c;. red, 80o.
age of the battleship licet to the Pacific,
Oats— No. 1 white, $23.50024; gray,
begin work within ten days and push It
Thirty-two Hurt In W reck.
as Roosevelt Is determined it shall
Washington, 8ept. 24.— Thirty-two with proper diligence at all times.
make the trip.
Barley— Feed, $ 23 9 2 3 .6 0 per ton;
passengers were injured, none serious
brewing, $24.50024.75; rolled, $24.50
Railway Route to Lakeview.
Emma Goldman, who has been at ly. by the derailment of the Chatta
Klamath— Engineer Journey and his 925.50.
tending an anarchist congress at Am nooga A Washington limited train on
Corn — Whole, $29(330; cracked,
sterdam, may not Ire admitted when the Southern railway, just north of corps cf engineers, who are surveying a
■he attempts to return to the United Ryan's Siding, Virginia, early today. line of railroa4 from Klamath Falls $30.60.
Hay— Valley timothy, No. 1, $17(3
A broken rail was the cause of the ac east to Lakeview, have just succeeded
after four survey! in finding a grade 18 per ton; Eastern Oregon timothy,
Delegates to The Hague are unani cident. The entire train, compxised of
$19020; clover, $11; cheat,
a bagggae car, day coach and three of 1 per cent through I .angel I valley
mous for holding regular conferences.
grain hay, $11(312; alfalfa, $12013.
sleepers, being almost destroyed by and thence Into Lakeview. The sur
Fruits— Apples, $101.60 per box;
England it preparing to imlld a fire.
A special train was quickly vey will be comparatively easy. En
7Sc0$1.26 per crate;
fourth battleship of the Dreadnanght made tip and proceeded to this city gineer Journey is quoted as saying that cantaloupes,
with all the passergers of the limited. as near as he can determine his instruc peaches, 6Oc0$1.25 crate; prunes, 5 0 0
tions are to finish to lakeview and then 75c per crate ; watermelons, 1(31 Lie per
Russia ia to spend $10,000,000 con- The track was blocker) several hours.
rtturn over the route to Klamath Falla. pound;
struc ing new fartlflcations at Vladi
grapes, 50c(3$l.50 per crate; caaa has,
Honor Memory of McKinley.
$2.25 per dozen.
Hay Shipper Complains.
Canton, Ohio, Sept. 24.— Thousands
Vegetables— Turnips, $1 25 per sack;
Bnrhank, the horticultural wizard,
Salem— A letter has been received for
of persons from many ¡lartaof the coun
has an apple tree on which 73 varieties
fhe state railway commission from A. carrots, $1.25 per sack; beets, $1.25
try will gather in Canton next Monday
1 L401 \ e
II. Denny, of lafayette, complaining of per sack; cabbage,
to again honor the memory of the late
the failure of the Southern Pacific Rail pound; celery, 76c0$l per doien;
On that day the
The Western Union claims to be able President McKinley.
way company to send cars for shipment corn, $1(31.50 per sack; cucumbers, 10
to handle promptly all bualness east of splendid and imp wing memorial built
of hay to Portland.
The commission 0 16c per dozen; onions, 15020c per
by contributions from hundreds of theus-
Buffalo and north of Washington.
has notified him that the railway is lia dozen; parsley, 20c per dozen; peppers,
ands of persons I d this and other coun
Japan may annex Corea to end the
ble to a fine of $2 a day for failnrs to 8010c per pound; pampkins, 1 \ < A
tries and erected under the direction of
fnrniih cars within a certain time, and l * « c per pound; radishes, 20c per doi
the McKinley Memorial association,
ha* notified the Southern Pacific it e n ; spinach, 6c per pound, squash, 50c
The president of
Attorney Da I mas may defend Thaw will he dedicated.
0 $ 1 per box; tomatoes, 40050c per
must look into the matter.
at his second trial.
the United States will tie the principil
box; sweet potatoes, 2L*c per pound.
•¡leaker of the occasion, and other dis
Onions— $1.50 per sack.
N ew Salmon Industry.
A wreck on the Mexican Central rail
tinguished men will make addressee.
Potatoes— -New, 80990c per hundred.
road near the northern boundary of
Astoria— Another industry has jnst
Batter— Fancy creamery, 27 Li035o
Mexico resulted in the death of 33 per
been fostered or developed through the
Leased Wire Men to Remain.
canning or salting of salmon. It is the per pound.
New York, Sept. 24.— A determined
Veal— 76 to 125 pounds, 8 (3 sv* c ;
salting of salmon heads and exportig
H. H . Rogers’ breakdown is said to effort to pans a resolution railing cut
them to Sweden on orders rtoeived from 126 to 150 pounds, 7Lie; 150 to 200
be due to immense losses on a new rail on strike regardless of Ihelr contracts,
there. T ie prices paid are very re pounds, 607c.
road he was backing, lie lias lost $60,- all newspapier wire and broker office
Pork— Block, 75 to 160 pounds, 8 0
munerative and if the experiment la
000 , 000 .
operators, was made at a meeting of
sncceeaful the cost of salmon cheeks 8 H o; packers, 7 S 0 8 c .
Ponltry— Average old hens, 14914 Lie
Free trede In Philippine tobecoo and the local telegraphers' union today. will be greatly enhanced to oar local
After a long debate, fhe resolution
per pound; mixed chickens, 13013Lie;
sugar ia likely to pass congress.
which has before been introduced at
tptlag chickens, 13913Lie;-old roost
The Thaw trial will likely he post meeting* of the strikers, was again
Brawn Is Land B oard Clerk. /
ers, 8 0 9c; dressed chickens, 16917«;
poned from October to December.
tabled, but it was said later with the
Salem— At a meeting of the state turkeys, live, 15016c: geeej, lire, 8 0
Alton B. Parker aoctuse Roosevelt of understanding that it would be taken land board G . G . Brown was re-elected 8c; ducks, 15c.
Eggs— Fresh ranch, candled, 30c per
eleik of the state land board, John
designing to overthrow the constitu np at a meeting tomorrow.
-Micnel assistant clerk and C. R. Kher- doeen,
Moorish Cam ps Burned.
hardt attorney of the land board. In
Hope— 1907 Fngglee, 6 L i0 7 e
Both Great Britain and the United
Casa Rlanca, Srpt. 24.— Negotiations place of McCally, resigned.
perpeond; 1907 blusters, 7 0 8 c; olds.
Slates want W . H. Ailsett, who was
for tha cessation ri! hostilities having
arrested In Chefoo, China, for murder.
Eastern O regon Appointment.
W ool— Eastern Oregon, average beat,
fa il«), General Drnde today resumed
A man has been a free ted who was the offensive, and burned the Moorish
Salem— Governor Chamberlain has 18029c per poand, according toShrink-
trying to see the president tn order to camps at Sidi Rrahim. south of Caaa appointed H. M. Cockbnrn a commis age; valley, 20029s, according to fine
• e a r n hie aid in oollecttng $10,600,000 Blanca, and dispersed the tribesmen, sioner of the Third (Eastern Oregon) ness; mohair, choice,
h > m Rockefeller.
who offend bat little resistance.
District Agricultural society.
Peaco Conference V ote*
Tha Hague, 8ept. 23.— The sixth
plenary sitting of the peace conference
teday attiacted an unusually large au
dience. The meiubeie of the Interna
tional Seismologies I and Daily con-
gieases, which were meeting heie, were
piesent. In the oouree of the discus
sion regarding the establishment of an
international pr ze court, Senor Eeteva
(M ex co) announced that the Mexican
delegation would now vote in favor of
the proposition, as the modification
permitting a country interested in a
case to have its own judge on the tri
bunal largely does away with the objec
tionable featuree of the earlier propo
sition which be said contravened the
principle of the equality of nations.
Senor Esteva added that while Mexico
would support the proposition to estab
lish a prize court, she did not withdraw
against the projeot to establish an in
ternational couit of permanent arbitra
tion, if bassd on a piincipie contrary
to the equity cf the states.
The pioposition to establish an in
ternational prize comt was ultimately
approved, Brazil atone casting a vote
against it. Russia, Japan, Siam, Ven
ezuela, Turkey and Persia abstained
On the motion of President Nelidoff,
the resolution in regard to convening
the third peace conference, introduced
September 19, was unanimously adopt
ed, together with the expression of
gratitude to Emperor Nicholas, as the
initiator of the conference and to (Jueen
W ilhelm ina for her hoepitality.
P iio r to the vote, M. Tsukui, head of
the Japanese delegation drew cordial
applause because of his expression of
appreciation of the personal initiative
of Emperor Nicholas in bringing about
the meeting of the convention.
J O H N D. T O T E 8 T IF Y .
Federal Government Wants to
o f Standard Oil.
New York, Sept. 2 3 — John D. Rock
efeller, genius, extraordinary of the
gigantic Standard Oil trust, will be
forced to take the witness stand and un
der oath divulge certain secrets of the
comt ¡nation’s history, which he, better
than any other, is able to render ac
curately. Other leading figures in the
trust, who, it was expected, would es
cape the ordeal, also will be called to
face Deputy Attorney General Frank
Bellegg’s formidable inquisitorial bat
Those in charge of the government's
case in the Federal suit to dissolve
Standard Oil as a corporation violator
of the Sherman anti-trust law decided
today that the issuing of more subpe-
nas is necessary.
Although Mr. K el
logg would not tell who will be com
pelled to testify, the fact remains that
the cnly men in possession of many
much sought secrets who have not been
subpenaed are John D. Rockefeller,
W illiam Rockefeller, W . H. Flagler,
Oliver H. Payne, John D. Archbold
and H. H. Rogers.
It is believed that, with the possible
exception of W illiam Rockefeller and
H. H . Rogers, ail theae men can be
forced to appear in oonrt. W illia m
Rockefeller suddenly disappeared from
the city the other day and Mr. Rogers
is declared to be in no condition to un
N O E F F O R T S T O HIDE F A C T S .
Francisco Health Officials Will
Tell Truth About Plague.
San Francisco, Sept. 23.— At a joint
meeting t jday of the Federal, state and
municipal authorities to discuBS the
bubonic plague situation, the following
resolution was unanimously adopted:
“ Resolved, That it be the sense of
this meeting that the fullest authorized
publicity be given to the plague situa
tion in the city at all times; that the
newspapers be requested to publish
such reports as may be furnished by
the department of pubi c health; that
the interests of the city are best served
by this course.”
The decision henceforth to encourage
publicity is In line with the views
held from the beginning by the federal
The total number of verified cases of
plague to date is 39; deaths, 22; un
verified suspects, 23.
JOHN D’S BIG SHARE
DE FIE S T E X A S L A W S .
Standard Oil Doae Business in Btatd
Rockefeller Has 247,690 Shares
ef standard Oil.
Y oik ,
Standard Oil company is operating un
der the name of ibe Corsicana Refining
oompany in the etate of Texas, which
has forbidden the oil combine to o p
VALUE HAS DECREASED GREATLY
the state, was indicated
treasurer of the Standard Oil company,
under examination in the government’s
Has Made Profits
o f O ver Eight Hundred Mil*
lions Since 1882.
suit against the company, testified that
H . C. Fulger and C. M. Payne, whom
Mr. Kellogg, the attorney for the gov
ernment, etates, control the Corsicana
company, are prominent in the conduct
New York, Sept. 21.— Records of the
of the affairs of the StanJard O il oom-
stockholders of the Standard Oil com auy.
Mr. Kellogg sought to draw from the
pany of New Jersey, laid bare yester
witness the information that the Corel*
day at the hearing of the government’s
cans company was really a Standard
suit for the dissolution of the alleged
Oil company and was operating in
oil combine, disclosed the fact that
John D. Rockefeller owns
247,690 Texas because the anti-trust laws of
shares, or nearly five times as much that state would not permit the com
any other individual share bine to operate. M r. Tilford replied
holder, and that he and his associates that as far as be knew the Standard Oil
company had no interest in Texas. He
who signed the trust agreement in 1882 said that M r. Folger and Mr. Payne
■till control a majority of the stock. were both officers of the Standard Oil
Measured by the present market price company, but he was not aware that
of $440 a share, the holdings of Mr. they owned the Corsicana company.
Mr. Kellogg spent a busy day tracing
Rockefeller in the Standard Oil com
pany have a value of $109,000,000. the various changes in development of
The stockholders’ reeord of August 17, Standard Oil from the time of ite in
1907, shows that the University of Chi ception in 1882, when the trust was
cago Is the owner of 5,000 shares of formed, until the trust was dissolved in
1899 and the Standard Oil company of
Standard Oil stock.
The depreciation in the price of the New Jersey was formed. M r. Kellogg
stock within the past 10 years, about developed many of his questions from
the time the agitation began, has been the trust agreement of 1882, which was
more than $400 a share. Since legal contained in the bill of complaint filed
proceedings against the Standard Oil in St. Louis last December, when the
company were instituted, the stock has present action was commenced.
steadily declined, until it is now around
$440. This represents a loss of over
$100,000,000 on the holdings of John
The shrinkage in the market value
of the stock coat the University of Chi
cago about $2,000,000.
Accountants for the government are
still engaged on the records of the li
quidating trustees and ledgers obtained
from the Standard Oil company, and,
while the examination has not been
fully completed, it is said that the
books show that from 1882 to the pres
ent time the oil combine has earned
between $800,000,000 and $900,000,-
000. It is expected that r.ext week the
exact figures will be produced in oourt.
E IG H T E E N M IN E R S K ILLE D .
C age D rops 760 Feet to
Negannnee, Mich., Srpt. 21.— By a
cage plunging 760 feet down the shaft
of the Jones A Laughlin iron mine, 11
men were killed and seven fatally in
The cage with its human
freight was being lowered on its first
trip of the day, when the brake sudden
ly failed to hold.
Two other men
sprang to the assistance of the one at
the brake, but their efforts did not
avail and the wire cable continued to
unreel from tiie drum like thread from
The cage shot down a couple of hun
dred feet before a kink in the too rap
idly paying oat cable caused it to part
and from that point the cage had a
sheer drop to the bottom of the shaft.
The safety catches with which it was
equipped failed to operate. The surg
ing of the cable and its mad flight tore
out part of the side of the engine house
and ripped out several of the sheaves
in and about the shaft bouse. W o rk
men at the bottom of the mine imme
diately set about the task of removing
The bodies lay in one pile, a mass of
lifeless flesh and blood. The bone* of
the bodies were so shattered that the
men, when they struck, were piled on
top of each other like so many pelts of
leather. Seven men were found still
W hen si) the miners came from un
der the ground and many aDxious wives
and others failed to find members of
the families who worked in the mine,
the scene was pitiful. Priests and min
isters moved among the people consol
ing them and begging them to be calm.
N E G O T IA T E W IT H R O O S E V E L T .
Operators Seek Arbitration— Rum or*
o f Diasention in Ranks.
New Ycrk, Sept: 20.— Conflicting re
possibility of an
of the telegraphers’
strike were current tonight.
unofficial source it was given out that
Rooeevelt, seeking his
aid in bringing about arbitration.
national union, and
Daniel L. Russell, ex-president of the
New York local, had a two-hours’ talk
with the president at the latter’s home
in Oyster Bay, on Wednesday Ikst.
This could not be confirmed tonight,
but Mr. Russell did say:
"T h e most important action taken
in connection w ith the strike was made
on Wednesday, and we are satisfied
that it will bring a speedy and satisfac
M r. Russell, wlio is also chairman of
tbe local strike committee, added that
word had reached him late tonight that
two members of tbe union had gone to
Washington to see I-abor Commissioner
Neill and to express to the commis
sioner dissatisfaction w i.h the conduct
of the strike.
W A R R A N T S FO R G R A F T E R S .
Builders and Architects o f Pennsyl
vania Placed Under Bond.
late this afternoon
from Harrisburg for tbe arieet of Geo.
F. Payne, builder of the etate capitol,
Charles G . Wetter, his partner,
Stanford Lewis, an associate of Archi
Huston, who planned the capitol.
Counsel for Payne and Wetter waived
hearings and bail for Payne was fixed
at $10,000 and for Wetter at $9,000.
Counsel for Lewis accepted service in
his behalf and furnished $4,000 bail for
his client’s appearance in court. Payne
ia said to be ill at Mount Clemens,
Warrants for George K . Storm and
John C. Niederer, of New York, stock
holders in a concern which manufac
tured the lighting fixtures of the capi
tol, also arrived here today. The men
are supposed to be in New York and it
is slated that unless they accept service
the warrants w ill be served in that
Japanese A re P ou rirg In.
Victoria, B .C , Sept. 21.— The steam city.
er Indiana arrived at quarantine with
Japan Excludes F o r e ig n * ».
New spapers Will Fight.
275 Japanese destined for Vancouver,
London, Sept. 23.— A dispatch to the and remained at quarantine until some
New Ycrk, Sept. 20.— The annnal
Times from Pekin today says that the time last evening in order to reach meeting of the members of tbe Associ
labor troubles at Vancouver are being Vancouver about 3 o’clock this morn ated Press was held at the Waldorf-
followed with much interest in the Far ing. The Japanese had heard of riots Astoria hotel here. Those in attend
East, where an analogous problem has in Vancouver, and were anxious to land ance numbered 250, while probably 400
now arisen between China and Japan. here. The Shinano Maru also brought others were represented by proxy. The
Japaneae imperial ordinance No. 325, 312 Japanese, 193 being for Victoria business transacted was of a purely rou
of July 27, 1899, vigorously forbids all and Vancouver and 119 for Seattle. Ac tine nature, except a change in the date
foreigners, whether Europeans, Am eri cording to advices by the Shinano of the annual meeting from the third
can or Chinese, from working in Japan Maru, cholera is epdiemic in many Wednesday in September to the third
as laborers in argiculutral, fishing, [arts of Japan.
Tuesday in A p r il.
A resolution ap
mining, manufacturing and other class
proving the course of the officers of the
es of industry outside of the narrow
association in dealing with the strike of
T w o M o » P lsgu * Deaths.
San Francisco, Sept. 21.— The total telegraphers was unanimously adopted.
number of bubonic plague case* to date,
Attack on Union Pacific.
McKinleys in N ew T om b.
as reported at today's meeting of the
Omaha, N eb., ,8ept. 23.— The Trav board of health, is 35, an increase of
Canton, O., Sept. 20.— Tonight the
elers' Protective aeeociation today filed two over yesterday’s score.
Twenty of new bronze casket containing the re
complaint against the Union Pacific, these 36 have died, and there are 20 mains of Mrs. McKinley rests in a sar
charging that the rood was refusing to patients nnder observation as unveri cophagus in the McKinley mausoleum.
haul any but personal baggage on over fied suspects. The wholesale merchants On gnard at the tomb are United States
land limited trains and asking that the south of Market street, in the water regular eoldiera. A half mile distant
road place chair cars on the overland front neighborhood, have united in a to the south, in the vault that has held
and Los Angeles limited, to that local statement to the authorities that they the remains of President McKinley,
passengers will not be forced to pur will at once begin s general campaign ■till reefs the body of tAe late president,
chase Pullman seats. The attention of of cleaning up their premises and dis but In a new casket.
Here, too, sol
the commission is else called to the trict«.
diers are on watch. The work of trans
delorable indifference and impudence
ferring the bodies of the McKinleys to
of agents and operators along the Union
Largo Float la Gathering.
the vanlt wrs entrusted to a Canton
Ssn Francisco, Sept. 21.— The grow undertaker.
ing fleet of warships In the bay was
Got After tha Papor Trust.
added to today by the arrival from
. Island Assembly Catted.
New York, Sept. 23.— Members of Bremerton navy yard of the armored
20.— The governor
the American Newspaper Publishers’ cruiser Charleston. The ernisor pro general has inued a formal proclama
association have appointed a commit ceeded at once to Mare island, where tion convening the national assembly
tee and instructed it to call th* atten she joined the cruisers Albany, Cin on October 18. ' Plans have been made
tion of President Rooeevelt to what the cinnati, Raleigh and a number of ter* to render tbe Inangnial session of tbe
association asserts ia an unlawful com p*do boat destroyers. Ia all probabil ateembly a brilliant function.
bination of paper manufacturers to ity all of the Teasels will remain at the members of tbe Philippine commission
ksep up the price of white paper and navy yard nntil the coming of the believe that there is a prospect of the
to demand relief from what they con cruiser squadron from Honolulu.
early paasege of a public otiiitisa law ,
sider an oppressive burden. The ac
based on the recent railway late legis
tion la the subject of nrmcroas opin
Date For Pet I ¡boo« Trial.
lation of congress. An elaborate recep
ions here from both side*.
Boia«, BepL 11.— By agreement of tion will be tendered Secretarv Taft.
»ttoraeys and the court, th « trial of
Army o f Shoewortrers Out.
George A. Pettibone is fixed for Octo
Cxolgosx'e Parents P o o r.
8L Louis, Sept. 23.— A conservative ber 4. Judge Hawley expects to with
Cleveland, O., Sept. 20 — M . Ceol-
•stimate places the number of shoe fac draw Horn the Borah case in order to gooi and his w ife^psrent^of the semee-
tory worker* oat here, at 95,006. The •ive all his time to preparatioa for tha iq of President McKinley, have applied
companies, at a mooting today, decided PettiboB# trial. Pettibone is charged to the city charity department fr r • as
not to accede to any demands made by with complicity ia the murder of gov- sistance. Csolgou ia 83 and bit wife
I ernor Steonenbtef.
75 years old.