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RER DISSOLU f1014 OF
fAAD OIL GWMPAY
DERAL CIRCUIT JUDGES IS
.re Concern Illegal Combine.
ase Will Be Taken to Highest
Paul, Minn., Nov. 20.--L an
on written by Judge Walter L.
rn of St. Paul and concurred in
dges Vandeventer, Hook and
s, with a special concurring
ion by Judge Hook, the United
ta:es circuit court for the eastern
district of Missouri to-day handed
down an opinion declaring the Stand
ard Oil company of New Jersey an il
legal combination- operating in re
straint of trade and ordering its dis
solhtion The opinion of the court
was filed simultaneously in St. Louis
and in St. Paul.
In this decision the government of
the United States wins a sweeping
victory and accordiig to Frank U.
Kellogg of rhis city, wLo was tie
government's special prosecuting oil
cer, the government has won every
point for which it contended.
The case will be appealed direct,
to the United States supreme court,
as the judges who signed to-day's de
eree are in effect the judges of tme
United States circuit court of appea-s,1
aihough they were sittin,j for the
purpose of trying this case as the cir-1
cuit court for the eastern district of
Effective in 30 Days.
The decree of the court dissolving
the Standard Oil trust becomes ef- I
fective in 30 days, when no doubt a
stay will be granted for the purpose
of an appeal.
When the decree takes effect, un
less a stay is granted, an injunction
-will issue restraining the Standard
Oil company from a'furtiner coatin
uation of its business under its pres
It appears from the concurring
opinion written by Judge Hook that
-the company can not do business un
der any form while stifling competi
tion, for, -he says on this subject it is
thought that with the end of the com
Iination the monopoly will naturally
disappear, but should it not do so,!
and the members of the combination;
retire from it ex-eept one who might
perpetuate the mionopoly by the ag
gregation of the properties and in
strumentalities, it would constitute a
violation of the decree of the' court.
Standard's Plea Useless.
In the trial of the case the point
was made that the Standard Oil com
pany was a beneficent corporation, in
that it, by reason of economy in op
era:ion, it; reduced the price of its
product. This Judge Hook says, can
have no weight.
The suit terminated by to-day's de
ision was begun by direction of the!
attorney general of the UTnited States
in St. Louis November 15, 1906.
Frank B. Kellogg of St. Paui was ap
pointed spe:-ial prosecutor, assisted
by Charles B. Morrison of Chioago,
Frank H. Poole and J. H. Graves of
the department of justice, and W. H.
Higgins of Minneapolis and Cordenio
A. Severance of St. Paul.
rr'he Standard 'Oil company present
ed a formidable array of legal talent,
led by John G. Milbarn of New York.
Their defense was that the present
orgaization of t-he Standard Oil
corporation was the result of the
ntural growth of a great industry
ad that no statute had been violated.
Standard Will Appeal.
New York, Nov. 20.-It was au
thoritatively announced lby officials
Sof the Standard Oil company that an
appeal would be taken from the de
eision of the United States circuit
ebrrt, flle.d to-day at St. Paul and .St.
Louis, as that had been the general
understanding between counsel on!
both sides in the suit.
CONDBMN BIG HATS.
Baptist Women In Session In Green-;
wood.-Pass Significant Reso
A signiteant and important inci
dent of t'ne 'afternoon session of the
Baptist Women's Missionary union,
n session in Greenwood on Friday,
Swas the enthusiastic adoption of the
folwing resolutions offered by Mrs.
. A. McDowell:
"Resolved. That t.he Woman's
Missionary union, auxiliary to the
Suth Carolina Baptist State conven
ti4eeg set its disapproval uponj
ie customi of wearing large and ex
agerated styles of millinery in the
hense of worship.''
Mrs. MacDowell spoke to the res
ltion and asked the cooperation of
Methodist. Presbyterian and Episco
pal women t.hr'ougbout the State in
he effort to adopt a small style of
eadge ar for ehurch wear. This res
el:ion was met with hearty applause~
wich is not often allowed by the!
preidnt of the union.
T Grow RIc
Men's $20.00 Suits reduced at
this sale to
Men's $15.oo Suits reduced at!
this sale to
Men's $12-50 Suits reduced at~
this sale to
Men's $ro.oo Suits reduced at
tbis sale to
$5 oo, Men's or Ladies', now $37
4.oo, Men's or Ladies', now $3.0-Iool
3.50, Men's or Ladies', now $2.50
2.50, Men's or Ladies', now $1.98
2.0o, Men's or L adies', now $1.50 CoIos0
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