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PRICE: r^i&'S 65 CENTS
VOL. XXXIV.
NUMBER 833 .
10 ACCEPTED
ON FORD JURY
PANEL EXHAUBTED, NEW VENIRE
BUMMONED
i
TRIAL IS DECAYED BY JEWISH
FEAST
Case Continued Until Thursday to
Permit Use of Temple for
Hebrew Yom Klppur
. Services
By Associated Press.
BAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 17,-Two Jurors
were added today to the eight already
sworn to try former Attorney G T e , n ?r a i
Tirey L. Ford, chief counsel of the United
Railroads, for the bribery of Supervisor
Thomas F. Lonergan. As the Jury now
stands there are ten men finally accepted
and sworn, and each side has remaining
one peremptory challenge.
The proceedings were brought to a close
today by the exhaustion of the panel.
Judge Lawlor ordered the "big box in
which were deposited In January 2400
names of talesmen to be summoned for
trials in various departments of the su
perior court brought in. It was then
ascertained that only thirty-eight names
remained therein. They were drawn as
an ordinary venire and the sheriff was
ordered to return them Into court Thurs
day morning, adjournment being taken
over Wednesday on account of the ser
vices to be held In the auditorium of the
Temple Israel, incident to the celebration
of the Jewish feast of Yom Klppur.
It Is expected by counsel that the lm
panelmont of the Jury will be completed
by Friday.
Sixteen of the thirty-five talesmen sum
moned by ordinary Venire yesterday for
the completion of the Jury presented
themselves In Juffge Lawlor's court this
morning. Judge Lawlor Instructed tho
sheriff to ascertain thet causes of the
absence of the other nineteen and inform
the court.
William H. Sullivan, grocery clerk, was
the first of the sixteen to be called for
examination this morning. He was ex
cused as a non-taxpayer.
Joseph M. Loewe, wholesale liquor
dealer, was excused for bias.
Lewis G. Hill, * stationer, and John
Bevery, music dealer, were excused by
consent on account of extraordinary busi
ness engagements.
Henry Reader, grocer, was excused on
account pf prior Jury service.
Michael McHugh, a Mission saloon
keeper, was dismissed on challenge for
cause by the defense. He testified that
his sympathies Jay with the strikers In
the street railway strike, that he partici
pated In the boycott against the United
Railroads and that it would please him If
tho evidence should show Ford guilty.
Charles W. Gould, manufacturer, was ex
cused on account of prior Jury service.
He was called for examination on the
panel from which was selected the Jury
which convicted Vice President Glass of
jitt the afternoon session Juror Gould
was accepted by both sides as proba
tionary Juror No. 12, completing tenta
tively the trial panel. The defense per
emptorily challenged Jurors Cutten and
Kenney. The exercise of these per^mpto
rles left one arbitrary challeng»4remain
ing to each side and ten men In the box.
Gulsippe M. Postlglione. a merchant
tailor, was excused for bias. He said he
considered bribe-giver and bribe-taker
equally guilty; he would not take much
stock in the testimony of the bribed su
pervisors, and finally declared that he had
an unalterable opinion of the guilt of the
defendant.
James Flood, stevedore, was excused on
his plea of having served as a Juror within
the last year.
Abram Wolfe, merchant, confessed to a
fixed opinion and was allowed to go.
CHICAGO VOTES DOWN
PROPOSED NEW CHARTER
Great Opposition Developed Because
of Power Instrument Would Give
Taxing Body to Levy as High
as Seven Per Cent,
f CHICAGO, Sept. 1.-A special election
was held h^re today for the Purpose^
determining ¦ whether , the new charter
/granted" to the city of Chicago. aU the
fast cession of the legislature rtoulo.be
adopted. .The new charter provides for
: -Bi change In the methods of taxation
¦concentrating the power of tax levy for
! city, park, school and library purposes
in the city council. .^ :. '.¦• ".: •• :'„
• ' Unofficial returns from the , entire 1256
precincts In the city ; gave 69,446 for the
charter and 1E2.054 against it. ; .~ , \
The proposed charter also provides that
the • city may, by a referendum .vote; is
sue bonds up to 5 per. cent ¦of ; the total
actual valuation of taxable property In
the city. -There was great opposition to
the adoption of the charter, chiefly be
' cause ,of the power of taxing bodies to
levy on property to as high as. 7 per cent
of the assesed valuation. '.' [ ..V;.
GENERAL WOOD IS TO
REMAIN IN ISLANDS
Change in War Department Will Not
Be Made Until After Secretary
Taft's visit to the Phil.
ippines
B» Associated Press.
NEW YORK, Sept. 17.— 1t Is said here
that it will be ten months at least before
Major General Leonard Wood assumes
command of the department of the east
in place of General Fred D. Grant, who
will then take command of the department
of the lakes with headquarters at Chi
cago The change had been expected to
take place this year, but It Is now under
stood that the war department has de
cided to keep General Wood In the Phil
ippines until after Secretary Taft's vlsu
to the islands. When General Wood
leaves Manila It is the Intention of the
war department to grant him an ex
tended leave of absence, which will be
gin oiv his arrival in the United States,
probably late next January.
Marlfc Twain Calls on Rogers
By Associated Press.
FAIRHAVEN, Mass., Sept. 17.— Samuel'
L. Clemens (Mark Twain) was the guest
" of Henry H. Rogers at the summer resi
dence of the letter today. Mr. Rogers
acted as cheerful as usual.
GIRL, WALKING BOMB,
WOULD KILL POLICE
Russian Secret Officers to Have Been
Blown Up by Young Woman
Carrying Big Quantity
of Dynamite
By Associated Press.
3T. PETERSBURG, Sept. 17.— The po
lice today arrested a young girl, nick
named "Wanda," who is accused of par
ticipating in a plot to blow up the head
quarters of the secret police, situated on
the Molka. ' canal, whose torture cham
bers have aroused bitter feelings on the
part of the revolutionists.
The police claim that "Wanda" planned
to become a "walking bomb" and enter
the headquarters building in the middle of
the day when it is generally full of po
lice, wearing the unlformtof a gendermo
officer, lined with pads of guncotton and
carrying powerful bombs.
"Wanda," the police add, hoped by
blowing herself up to reduce the entire
building to ruins and kill all the officers
composing the staff of the political police.
The plot was betrayed and the police In
addition to taking "Wanda" into custody,
arrested a Jewish tailor In whose shop
they seized a half ready uniform, which
was Intended for th"c woman.
In consequence of the designs- of the
revolutionists, the secret police have'de
cided to give up their present quarters,
removing to an isolated stone building on
Kamenny island, where an elaborate elec
tric signal system will be installed In or
der to prevent undermining.
FINANCIERS HAVE
NOFEAROFPAMC
BELIEVE BIG CROPS WILL BRING
RELIEF
Sir William Van Home of Canadian
Pacific and Richard Kerens of
St. Louis Are Optl.
mlstlc
By Associated - ress.
NEW YORK, Sept. 17.— Two prominent
capitalists Interviewed here as to present
financial conditions and possible troubles
ahead think alike that there is no cause
for uneasiness.
Sir William Van Home, chairman of
the board of directors of the Canadian
Pacific Railway company, said: "Ths
time has come when Wall street can no
longer Ignore the great prosperity that
prevails throughout North America.
Business will go ahead, Wall street not
withstanding.
-Of course it Is easy to predict any
thl-ig. Tight money might be the result
of two things. It might come from lack
of credit or because of the active con
dlticns, the great activity in trade. The
present tightness Is caused by the latter
condition, but it is not hurting anybody.'
Richard C. K«rena, the St. Louis finan
cier, said: "A year ago the country was
nt floo.l tide of Its" greatest industrial
prosperity. Then came a scarcity of
labor, followed by stringent money con
ditions and recession* in betting and kiri
d.-ed enterprises. This should not be
ca'led a dejuession.
"It li generally believed in the west
that the worst has been passed for this
season. An all important consideration^
however, is the. crops.. A few weeks more
of favorable weather and a bumper corn
ciop will be assured. Tho yield of other
cereals has been fair. Ample money to
move the corn crop seems' to be forth
ci.Tilng. Therefore, It may well be said
that there will be nothing like a panic
or even serious depression."
Communicates with Milwaukee
By Associated Press.
SAN DIEGO, Sept. 17.— The wireless sta
tion at Point Loma was in communica
tion last night with the cruiser Milwau
kee, which passed the harbor 200 miles
oirt at sea on her way from Panama to
San Francisco. At the former place the
cruiser Albany relieved the Milwaukee
Just before the latter left for the north.
Gas Men in Convention
By AMnctafri Press.
SANTA* CnUZ, Cal., Sept. 17.-T?he fif
teenth anual convention of the Pacinc
Coast Gas association opened here this
afternoon, President John Martin of San
Francisco, presiding and John A. Brit
ton of Oakland acting rtfi secretary and
treasuier. Reports of officers and papers
of Interest to the delegates were read.
FORECAST
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WEDNESDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 18, 1907.
JOKESTERS
ON JAUNT
ARE GUESTS OF "BOB" BUROETTE
AT PABADENA
OBTRICHES GIVEN CHANCE TO
VIEW CELEBRITIES
Banquet at Hotel Maryland Tendered
to Members of Association— Mayor
Earley Makes Principal
Address
Special to The Herald.
PASADENA, Sept. 17.— As guests of the
Pasadena board of trade the members of
the visiting Press Humorists' association
were banqueted tonight at the Hotel
Maryland. Several members of the Pasa
dena Tournament association were also
present. The first course of the ban
quet was served at 8 o'clock, and It was
after 10 o'clock when the tables were
finally cleared.
Thomas A. Daly, president of the funny
men's organization, served as toastmas
ter, being Introduced by Chester D. Sar
gert, president of the baord of trade.
Mayor Eartey of this city delivered the
principal address of the evening and the
toastmaster called upon Strickland Gilli
lan, Sampel Kiser, Rev. Robert J. Bur
dette, I. M. Lewis and W. R. Rose from
among the humorists for remarks and
on Mayor Earley, George B. Carey, presi
dent of the Pasadena Tournament of
Roses association, Dr. J. H. Mcßrlde and
J. O, MeCamert from among the Pasa
dena people.
Josh Birds
At the ostrich farm considerable merri
ment was brought about by the sugges
tion that a couple of birds be brought up
to see the tenderfeet plucked.
A solemn-faced guide tore off yards of
information about the big birds. He tried
to answer some of the strangest questions
of his career as an Intelligence bureau.
The unconscious humorist played a
prominent part In the day's outing. He
was more noticeable because Strickland
W. Gillilan's remarks about this genius
who all unwittingly flags the bread wagon
for the writers. The motorman of the
special car qualified for this class when
a woman tried to get^in over the gates
shortly before the electric reached the
ostrich farm.
"You can't ride on this car, lady; we
don't carry no passengers," eald the
solemn functionary. Quick as a flash
Crlmsonbeak added "This is a freight,"
and he got a rise from a carload of ap
preciative jokers. The fatigue caused by
the constant Jump of the program is
making little impression on the group of
newspaper men. Most of them have been
accustomed to active lives. Every hour
brought new and wonderful scenes and
there has probably never been a more ap
preciative group of visitors In Los An
geles.
Taken singly the humorists fait to look
the part, win J. LMtmpton might well
be taken for a Presbyterian minister.
Looks Are Deceptive
Judd Mortimer Lewis of the Houston
Post, creator of the Alkali Ike sto
ries, has humor In every line of his face,
but It's the humor one sees in a success-^
ful hardware drummer. Few would at
first suspect Lewis of being the author
of such delightful sentimental verse, but
a few minutes' conversation with this
warm-hearted man shows the depth of
his nature.
Probably the most deceptive man in the
group is Thomas Augustine Daly, presi
dent of the American Press Humorists'
association. A merry Hibernian twinkle
is likely to betray him, hpwe\(er, when
a funny thought comes toMiim, and they
come In a continuous stream when he be
gins to talk. His Irish dialect stories are
gems long to be preserved. His drollery
Is enhanced by his remarkable ability to
keep his face straight when his auditors
are doubled up in spasms of Joy.
Strickland W. Gillilan's sometimes sol
emn mien has deceived thousands, but
when he gets Into action the delighted au
dience gets much enjoyment from watch-
Ing his facial expressions. Whe;i his
merriest quips are rolling out quick and
sharp his face bears an expression simi
lar to that of a sad-eyed bloodhound at a
bench show. This is the author of the
imperishable "Oft again, on again,"
which will make future generations
laugh as heartily as the present one has.
Oiilllan has the highest praise for The
Los Angeles Herald, and declares he will
always cherish the memory of the happy
days he spent in Los Angeles.
Convinces the Minstrel
Edwin A. Oliver of the Yonkers States
man doesn't look the part. One might
take him for a publisher of a successful
newspaper, but not for the ¦vyrifer of
Jokes.
In action, however, one soon comes to
realize the keenness of the humor under
lying the calm exterior. An Interesting
story in this connection is told about the
creator of Crimsonbeak and Yeast. ,
Several years ago Mr. Oliver was in
troduced to Lew DOckstader just prior
to one of the minstrel's performances.
The night being stormy, there were pros
pects of a poor house. Lew was doing
some tall thinking, and felt blue. Oliver
was Introduced to »him as a newspaper
man and the mlnsjrel opened up on the
newspapers!
"The papers make me tired," he said.
"They hurt our business by their con
tinual statements that there is nothing
new in minstrelsy. They say the Jokes
one hears at the minstrel shows were
printed In Joe Miller's Joke book or were
told further back than that. The papers
ought to stop that kind pt rot. Why, I'll
pick up a newspaper tomorrow morning
and I'll see a lot of old jokes in It a
great deal older than any you ever hear
In a minstrel show. And yet they say the
minstrel Jokes are old."
Oliver listened patiently to the %reat
minstrel, who had no Inkling as to his
Identity as the father of the conversa
tional Joke and the papa of 75,000 wander-
Ing little ones. He felt that Dockstader
was knocking him pretty hard and that
he ought to try to get back at him. ,
' Where Source Is
"Tell me, Mr. Dockstade#," the anonyr
mous joke writer inquired, "where do
you get your Jokes from? You don't orig
inate them, do you?"
"No, not generally. I see a good thing
going about and I take It, sometimes
Changing it, and use It."
"You get them out of a newspaper fre
quently, I suppose?"
"Yes."
"Well, then, tell me, if you get your
Jokes out of the newspapers, and you
say the Jokes the newspapers print are so
old, why, in the name of all that's hu
morous, aren't your minstrek jokes old?"
Lew winced a little, but Onver made it
warm by sitting right down and writing
him, on the spot, three new Jokes which
never had seen a newspaper nor the light
(Continued 'on I'ajEc Six.)
Some Funny Things the Ostriches Saw Yesterday
AUTO IN MAD
DASH KILLS 4
POWERFUL RACING CAR FINDS
MORE VICTIMS
Wheel of Powerful Motor That Ran
¦ Over Man In Recent Races Strikes
Obstacle and Causes Fatal
Accident
By Associated Press.
, COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.. Sept. 17.-
Elght men, crowding Into a powerful rac
ing automobile built to hold but three
passengers, dared death In a wild burst
of speed down the West Huerfano street
hill at 3 o'clock this morning and a
frightful accident resulted. Four men
lost their lives, being mangled almost
beyond recognition and the other four
occupants of the car were more* or less
ertously Injured,
The machine, a six cyclinder, forty
horse power, Ford, is the same one which
ran over and killed C. V. Datey In the re
cent double tragedy at the automobile
races at Overland park, Denver.
The dead are:
W. H. RALSTON.
JOHN S. GREY, formerly of New York.
H. WINNALL.
BRITTON L. GRAVES.
The injured: '
James EngUsh, George Buckley, F. H.
Ward, A. W. Marksheffel.
Marksheffel, who was driving, lost con
trol of the wheel and the powerful ma
chine, swerving from elde to side across
car tracks, ran into the gutter. For fully
flrty feet the heavy car plunged onward,
the right front and rear- wheels running
in the gutter and the two left wheels a
.foot higher on the curb. Suddenly one
front wheel struck some object and the
machine, slewing around, was thrown a
distance of about forty feet down the
hill. The car would probably have been
whirled down the hill for a etlll greater
distance but for a telephone pole which
barred the way.
Grey was crushed against the telephone
pole as though thrown with a catapult.
The entire left tide of his face was flat
tened and his skull was laid open, the
Impact te.arlng the top of his head, al
most in two. Ralston was evidently
thrown against the pole or against the
board fence on the other side of the
walk His skull was also fractured.^ as,
was that of Winnall. Winnall was hurled
a distance of more than fifty feet.
William Ralston was a member of the
firm of the Central Electric company.
Grey and Wln/iall were both professional
chauffeurs. Graves was a, drug clerk. He
died in the hospital several hours after
the accident.
All of the injured and Ralston,, who
was killed, were prominent Elks. ,A so
xial was given at the Elks club last
'night to the non-Elks of this city. Asi
the time approached for the breaking up
of festivities some one suggested an au
tomobile ride. Tho fun-seeking crowd
clambered aboard the huge racing ma
chine, clinging to guards, hood and seat
and drove to Manltpu, eight miles dis
tant. The road back is a gradual grade
and the car is said to have been speed
ing at a rate of sixty_ miles an hour
when the accident occurred.
Geary Street Road Opened
By Associated Prew.
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 17.— The Geary
street cable line resumed running today
fKr the first time since the strike began
several months ago. The company has
agreed to pay the city 10 per cent of its
gross receipts. No discrimination will
be made between union and non-union
men, whose pay will be at the rates
fixed by the board of arbitration, 31 to
3. cents' an hour. A number of old em
ployes have returned to, work.
Fire in San Francisco
By Associated Press. ;...;>;»- / , .^ , '<' !.'
;-, SAN • FRANCISCO, Sept. { 17.— A i fire
which started this morning In the saloon
of March & Richmond on Van Ness'ave
nue, between 1 Bush : and ; Pine streets, de
stroyed i the saloon,^ the 5 Chinese bazaar
of the Wah Sing '^ung < company, j a va
cant* store "¦ house f: and communicated ito
the ! walls jof ; the : Busn street ¦; police ! sta
tion. The total loaa Is about 145.000.
CUPID STEALS MARCH
ON GIRL'S FATHER
Pretty Daughter of Colorado State
Senator Becomes Bride of Santa
Barbara Man — Anticipates
Parental Objection
By Associated Press.
SANTA BARBARA, Cal., Sept. 17.— The
secret marriage of Freida L. Meyer,
daughter off 3tate Senator William Meyer
of Colorado, became known today. The
ceremony was performed September I<Xj
Pretty Miss Meyer, aged 20, became the
wife of /Earl L. Hayward, the son of a
prominent business man of this city, on
that date.
The young couple had been engaged
for some time and the wedding was an
nounced for October. It was to be a
very elaborate affair and a society event.
The reason for the hasty marriage, it
seems, was that the father of Miss Meyer
took a sudden notion that he would not
permit the wedding for certain reasons
of his own.
The young people learned the father
was soon to come to California and
promptly procured the license and were
Joined in wedlock. The bride's father Is
on his way here now, and the couple are
hoping, although with doubts, for his.
blessing.
TRAIN WRECKED IN
PASS, THREE KILLED
FREIGHT DASHES DOWN BTEEP
INCLINE
Engineer, Fireman and Brakeman
Meet Death Near Leadville,
Colo.— Track Blocked
by Debris
By Associated Press.
LEADVILLE, Colo., Sept. 17.— Freight
train No. 61 westbound on the Denver
& Rio Grande railroad was wrecked near
Pando. fourteen miles west of Leadville,
today, killing Engineer Fred McNlchol,
Fireman Pledger and Brakeman Harry
eh&rpe, all of Salida.
The airbrakes failed to hold on the 4
per cent giade' In Tennessee pnss and the
train after attaining terrific speed jumped
th 3 track.
Traffic on the main line is blocked by
piles of wreckage.
Lehigh Valley Express Wrecked
By Associated PreßS.
EASTON, Pa., Sept. 17.— A Lehigh Val
ley express train from Buffalo to New
Yoik was wrecked early today near Pat
tonburg tunnel In New Jersey, thirteen
miles from thlß city. A number of train
men and passengers were injured, but
none of the latter fatally.
The train was running at high speed
when the locomotive Jumped the track
and plunged into the mountain side. En
gineer Herbert Oodley was Injured in
ternally. Godley is thp engineer who
was runn'ng the Black Diamond express
last v inter when it left the track on
th'i Dclfware river bridge between this
city and Phlllipsburg, N. J., and nar
rowly escaped going Into the river, sev
enty feet below.
Slippery Rails Cause Accident
By Associated Pres*.
RACINE, Wis., Sept. 17.— slippery rails
caused a collision between the forward
end of a southbound freight and rear
of a northbound passenger train on the
Chicago & Northwestern railway this
morning; resulting in the injury 'of five
dining car employes, the fright engineer,
fireman and two passengers, and demoli
tion of a passenger , oach and the diner.
Strike Breakers Secured
By Associated Press. »,.
ST. PAUL, ' Sept. 17.— 1t was announced
that several men from the east left St.
Paul t»*day for Bralnerd to reopen the big
Northern Pacific boiler shops at that
plant, which have been closed by lac
strikers. Strikers assert the imported
men are unskilled.
SINGLE COPIES: MsSkr*?%&r,
WARRANTS
FOR MEXICANS
REVOLUTIONISTS ARE ACCUSED
IN ARIZONA
Government Attorney Swears to Com.
plaint Charging Magon and Asso.
elates with Conspiracy
Against Mexico
By Associated Press.
PHOENIX, A. T., Sept. 17.— Warrants
were Issued here on September 9 for the
arrest of R. Fiores Magon, Antonio J.
Vilareal and Llberado Rivera, the Mexi
can revolutionists now In custody at LO3
Angeles.
The information that the warrants had
been Issued was given out today. They
were sworn to by J. L. B. Alexander,
United States district attorney, before
United States Commissioner C. W. John
stone.
In the complaint the men are accused
wuh Abraham Salcldo, J. B. Travenio,
Gabriel Rublo, T. D. Espinos, JO. Martinez
and others, with conspiracy to set on
foot a military expedition against Mex
ico, a friendly government. The com
plaint further alleges U- -t the expedition
was started from Douglas, Arlr., Septem
ber 1, 1906.
It is understood the accused may stand
trial either In California or Arizona, as
they may elect.
As the United Static is prosecuting the
case no extradition formalities are ne
cessary.
ORDERS INVESTIGATION
OF PATTON ASYLUM
Governor Qlllett Decides to Probe
Charges of Cruelty to Patients Ad
vanced by Los Angeles News,
paper Man
By Associated Press.
SACRAMENTO, Sept. 17.— Because of
startling charges regarding alleged*brutal
treatment of patients in the Southern
California state hospital for the Insane
at Patton, made yesterday by a Los An
geles newspaper man, Governor Glllett
has ordered an investigation of the insti
tution. The executive summoned Dr. F.
W. Hatch of the state lunacy commit
tee, who Is general superintendent of
state hospitals, and Instructed him to go
to Patton at once and look Into the mat
ter thoroughly with a view to determin
ing If the charges are true.
Governor Glllett requested Dr. Hatch
to report to him as soon as possible. In
the event that Hatch ilnds evidence sub
stantiating the allegations a rigid Inves
tigation of the authorities at the South
ern California hospital will be com
menced Immediately.
EXPLORERS BELIEVED TO
HAVE PERISHED IN NORTH
No Word Received "from the William
Bruce Party, Which Has Been In
the Vicinity of Prince
Charles Bay
By Associated Press.
BERLIN, Sept. 17.— A telegram from Ad
vent bay via Hammerfest, states that
nothing has been heard from the William
Bruce expedition which left^ the base of
supply almost ono month ago with the
Intention of returning on August 28.
Mr. Bruce, with whom were Captain
Boagsen, former companion of the Prince
of Monaco and Captain Johnson, former
companion of Dr. Nansen, took pro
visions for two weeks only, and as no
game can be found along the coast It
is feared that the three have perished In
attempts to cross Prince Ch-.rles bay.
Their sleds have been found near the
landing.
OIL PROFITS
HALF BILLION
STANDARD MAKES $490,315,934 IN
EIGHT YEARS
ABTOUNDINQ FIGURES DRAWN
FROM WITNESS
Government Prosecutor Compels Of
ficials of Octopus to Give Statis.
tics as to Huge Amount That
Has Gorged Coffers
By Associated Press. ''/*£?-{'-'¦';
• NEW ; YORK, Sept. ' 17.— Delving ,', Into . •.
the financial workings ,of ,< the v Stand- :
ard Oil company of New Jersey, the new '
holding company of all the subsidiary
organizations of ¦ the so-called oil trust, >¦;
Frank B. Kellogg, conducting the' fed- A
eral suit for the dissolution of the com- '.;¦.
pany, brought to public view • today ,; for .".,¦.
the first time the enormous profits made :
by the company. In eight years, I from
1899 ,to 1906 inclusive, % the 5 Standard :. Oil. :t: t
company '¦ by , a ' statement ; spread }. upon tim
records today was shown : to > have earned S*
profits : of : J490.315.934,; or , at ' the rate of
more than' $61,000,000 a year. .;,-¦':•„ t£*?*'sX%S}s
It distributed to its shareholders In the" ' :\
same period $308,359,543. While the ; com- '
pany was earning these vast ; sums, the '• '/¦
statements '¦ show that ' the : assets (of the ; ;
company •: grew '?; from > $200,000,000 Ito '. $371,- ¦
534,531. The capital stock Is ,' $98,328,392. , '
. Financiers and those seeking knowledge '
of the exact profits of Standard Oil have '
striven . vainly -to ,; obtain .¦, the ;-J figures .:¦.[,
which Mr. Kellogg succeeded today i-in,;".
placing upon record of the court. „
"> The hearing ' today brought out much ;•;
Information which • Mr. , Kellogg ; obtained V
from the Standard Oil company. .*/"
,-:¦,' Controls Seventy Companies . .'"¦ ¦-.
Mr. Kellogg obtained a statement show;';,'
ing that the Standard Oil copany of New
Jersey controlled by stock ownership
over seventy : companies engaged :¦ in ' the : y
refining .and the transportation ' by / pipe "
line of ¦ oil on September ; 14, 19O7.nnjgMn
The Standard Oil company i has always .
carefully, guarded the list of Its subsidi
ary companies and • the amount ;of ¦: Its .
shareholding. , The . list ' showed i that * the
Standard ¦ Oil company iof \V New jr Jersey, J?.:
owned $999,000 of : the total capital stocK i
of $1,000,000 of the Standard Oil company
of Indiana, which was recently fined $29,- '•
240.000 for rebating. \ ' } ¦•.-:, ' ; *; ¦
Mr. Kellogg's efforts at today's hear- i,
ing to obtain information ;of : the rec- '
ords of the ¦ liquidating j trustees who f ;:
had charge of the liquidation of • the
Standard Oil trust and the changing of |;|
the ; liquidation .¦ trust certificates ",; for .
the shares of the Standard Oil company
of New. Jersey were not record ed.isflftM|
Charles M. Pratt, : secretary of > the [¦ '
Standard '.' Oil ; . company, . who £, testified > „
that he had been a liquidating twistee, ; ¦
said :> he did not know the whereabouts 1 !' 1
of | the records t and J could j recall little !>
regarding the liquidation of ; the Stand
ard •OH trust. fi' Clarence ! Fay, ; assistant - ".
comptroller of the ': Standard jOH J com
pany, the J final 4 witness, was 5 also |i un
able to give the government inquisitor
the ij information .he ; a desired, which ; ,
caused Mr. Kellogg to remark: just ibe-i',;
fore the hearing closed. that he thought ¦
It strange that no one in the Standard
OH company seemed to know where the
records .of : the liquidating trustees f-';
could be found.
Astounding Figures : .
The following is the list ;of capital
stock, etc., ' of .- the Standard , Oil , com- , .
pany and securities of other companies
held by the Standard Oil , company, ; •
produced by >Mr. ' Kellogg, the ?¦; lists
being furnished by officials of the com
pany In response to subpoenas:
¦ .: ¦ . Net Value J;g<;
Tear— ,'•'• Capital. ' v of Assets. ' *
1899 ...?96,998,612 ' $196,270,017 :¦ J
1900 .....'.. 97,448,74.1 > 206,480,449 .'
1901 ;.: 97.448,923 : 210,997,006 ,:
1002 ......................... 97,448,923 231,758,405
1903 ' 97.448,423 270.217,921 ¦
1904 98,338.382 • 297.489.225
1905 98,339,382 316,413,281
1905 .98,338,382 359.400.193 '•
I Tear— ' Gr.AsseU. Tot.Prts. Dlvs Pd.
1899 ...'... .'..... $200,971,625 »34,420.314 $14,304,188 „
1900 20!U40,331 55,501,774 ', 46,891,474
1901 ...;." 214,784,858 ". 62,291,767 •¦ 46.776.390 '
1902 '.... 235,245.822 .'„' 64,613,363 ¦ 43,851,9613 '
1903 275,944,784 81,336,994 42.877.478
1904 303.167,225 61.570,110 36.188,256
1005 337,198,105: 57.459,356 39,335,320 :.
1906 371,664,631 53.122.251 39,335.320 ¦•','/
I Total ..¦....:.'.:.':.'...'./.. $490,315,934 $308,359,403 "]
' .When today's hearing.: was called be
fore Former Judge Franklin Ferris, E.Vf
C. Benedict, one of the former owners -;
of the Manhattan Oil company, test!-' ¦
fled as to the sale of the concern which
passed into the hands of the Standard
Oil company. . .-, ..'. •• ¦.¦»¦'• •', y '
¦ Charles M. Pratt, a director and sec
retary of the Standard company,' stated v
that I his j knowledge ; of i the , holding . of
the company in other : companies was ;
not general.^.* He was asked to produce \.v,
statements ¦ showing V- the " officers '¦: and -V.
directors and the capitalizations of all •,':
companies in which the Standard holds
stock interest. ' ...
Kellogg Questions Hlr-
Mr Kellogg questioned the witness
about the C. M. Pratt Investmpnt com
pany, the stock of which was shown to
be hold by the Standard company. He
said the Pratt company represented tho
stock of the Waters Pierce Oil company
of Texas, which he was holding for the
Standard Oil company. Mr: lOllogg
developed the information that the C.
M. Pratt Investment company came In
to existence at the time the Waters-
Pierco Oil company was having diffi
culty with the state of Texas.
Mr. Kellogg asked if it was not a
fact that the Standard company and
its subsidiary concerns were governed
by committees. Mr. Pratt said ho did
not think so, though in the early days
of the trusteeship of the company it
was likely that the company was con
trolled by committee. Mr. Kellogg
asked what records were kept by the
trustees showing the manner of liqui
dation in the period between 1892 and
1902. Mr. Pratt, as one of the liqui
dating trustees of the Standard Oil
trust, said there were books kept, but
he could not recall in whose possession
they might be found.
"Don't you know whether these books
are to be found In the comptroller's office
or the secretary's office?" asked Mr. Kel
"I really don't know," answered the
witness.
"Don't you know anything about the
organization of the Standard Oil com
pany?" pursued Mr. Kellogg.
|"No. eir," was Mr. Pratt's answer.
Mr. Kellogg asked the witness If It
was not a fact that at the time the
Standard Oil trust was liquidated that
there were 970,700 outstanding trustee's
certificates, which had been Issued for
the stocks of the subsidiary companies
and that In 1892 when the Standard Oil
trust was dissolved, the Standard OH
(Continued on Pace Six.)

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