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STANDARD OIL TRUSI
Interstate Commerce Commission! Unmercifully Scores the Rockefeller Company. MANY f RICKS OF TRUST bXPOSEO Debauching Local Railroad Agents to Lose Independent Shipments? Wrecking Competition at Any Cost and the Competitive Methods of the Company Are Unfair. WASHINGTON, I). 0.. .Inn. 2.8.? Th<> Interstate Commerce Cumin is-' ?Jon today transmitted to Congress Its! report, under the joint resolution of Congress approved .Miuvh 7. litnti, run corning the relations of common car? riers by rail to the production and I dlHtrihutiou of oil. The report covers, the distribution of petroleum und Kb products east of the Mississippi Ulv-I or. and, Incidentally, the Kansas und i Texas fields, The report says in part: [ No Instance Is found where any ' railway company has been interested In oil lands or In petroleum produc? tion, und only one Instance is shown where Officials of it railway company Were Interested In the production und [ sale of oll. This relates to certain of-1 fleials or the Dnltlmoi'O and Ohio Southwestern Railroad having owned Stock of the Argnud Refining Com* pnny, which was on lliolr rocommon-l dation afterwards sold to Um stand? ard oil Company, and the lubricating I contract which the rouil transferred t to the Galena Oil Com).any, a Stand-' ard company. Tricks of the Trust. This Standard Oil Company Inrgely monopolizes the handling of pel.ro-1 leum from the mouth of the well un? til It Is sold to the retailer, and some? times to the consumer, and under or j illnnry circumstances Its margin of profit Is very large, The evidence shows little basis for the contention that the enormous dividends of the Standard Oil Company are the legiti? mate.result of ils economies. Kxccpt for Its pipe lines, the Standard has but llltle legitimate advantage over the Independent refiner. The ruin of Its competitors bus boon n distinct part of the policy of the Stundard Oll Company in the past, systematically und persistent lv pur sued. One method has been the or? ganization of a perfect system of es? pionage over the shipments of Its com? petitors, resulting In knowledge us to the destination id" every oar of oil leaving the refinery of an Indepen? dent. The Standard agent at the des? tination Is held rcsnnnsihle if the In? dependent oil is sold. The testimony shows that the Standard ??? one time. If It dees not now devoted H fund to the purpose of obtaining this Infor? mation. It has frcnuontly hnopened when the supply of Independent oil In a particular territory was low ami ii shlmnont wan peculiarly necessnry. that the shipment has uniicCountnbb gone nstray. Many local agents of rnilronds have been In the employ of tno Standard, and this may account for the unsatisfactory service accord? ed to Independent shippers. Methods of Competition. Some of the methods of competi? tion indulged in by the Standard are ns follows: The Standard has renenledlv, after becoming the owner of u competing com pnny, continued to opornto It un? der the old name, currying the Idea to the public that the oomnnnv was still Independent and comnetlng with the Standard. It hps used such pur? chased or Independently organized companies reducing prices. The op oration <>r hucIi fnlie Independent con? cerns has been one of its most effec? tive menus of destroying competition. The Standard lias linbltunlly reduced! the-price against its competitor in a particular locality, while maintaining Its prices .-it oilier places. When competition was destroyed it restored or advanced former prices. The standard lias sold different grndoBj of oil at different pricos from the same barrel, it has paid employes of independent oil companies for in? formation us to the business of those competitors, und bus paid employes of Industrial companies to secure Ihe udaptiou of ii:< oil In preference to ibat <>r its competitors, it has fol? lowed every barrel of Independent oil hi destination, its agents aro In? structed to secure customers at any sacrifice. It lias tampered with the nil Inspectors In different Slates. The laws of several states concerning the Inspection of oil are singularly dofec-( live, and Ibis has been turned to profit by the Standard. Unfair and Disreputable. Tbc evidence. If true, demonstrates Hint the competitive methods of the company in the past hav?- been unfair and oven disreputable. Its motto lias been the destruction of competition at any cost, and this policy has been nursucd without much reference to decency or conscience, and it. is sig? nificant thai Hie larger Independent refiners s<4l the greater purl of tholr product in forelun countries. One In? dependent testified thai 7.". per cent of his product went abroad and said thai he could compote with the Stand? ard In Germany, where Its methods, as followed in this country, would not be tolerated hut that lie could not conti I'te with il here. As to no other Important traffic Is there an apnrooch to the monopoly of ii"> Standard oil Company In that of oil. Under those conditions it mnv beepmo necessary to the uprooting of established wrongs and the prevention ni' others that the Government shall fix in the first. Instance the rates and regulations for the transportation of lliis traffic. This method has been ndenied by the Legislature of one Stale. It will probably be found no ccssory to disassociate In the case of e'l. as in that of other commodities; the function of transportation from thai of production and distribution. Two Slayers to Be Tried. t'llltlSTlANSBUHG. VA.. .Ian L'S ? Krank Barton is to b3 tried hero till: month on the charge of killing Archie Uashnn on the night of .Ian III. Leo Vancoy is also to be trie;! her.- on Hie cbtarge of killing (>us Spady ai Montgomery Station. THESE Suits are stylishly cut, and material the very best; Overcoats that will please and wear most satisfactorily. Wilkins-Jenkins Co. HATS, FURNISHINGS, SHOES, 2614 Washington Avenue. n----, - u, r\upp*nnoimc Houio of Kupponholme? Chicago Buxi?n & Parker, Ask for one minute of your time to read this Ad. A 9=P1ECE BEDROOM SUIT: ONE DREiSER, quarter-sawed oak, swell front, si/.e of baso top 46x22 inches, Frtnoh bevel mirror 24x.'50 inches. ONE WAS!ISTAND, quarter-sawed oak, swelled upper drawer, size of base top 210x18 inelies. ONE BED, quartered oak, 6 feet 4 inches high, heavy roll on head and foot. ONE TABLE, quartered oak top, 18 iuches diameter, gilt beading around edge of top. ONE ROCKER, quartered oak back and frame; FOUR CHAIRS to match, ?(* I ft?| 10?!0 Oir for all for. 90 I lUU all Cash. Explanation as tolrlow we Do it. We bought before the prices advanced; We bought in car lot and thus got lower prices; We paid cash for them and thus got off extra discount These three savings allowed our customers in above price. This is only a sample of our large stock of Bed-room Suits. We are also strong in MATTINGS, LINOL? EUMS, CARPETS and DRUGGETS, FURNISHERS FOR IEVERY ROOM IN THE HOUSE AND AGENTS FOR OSTERM*OOH ELASTIC FELT MATTRESSES, BLOCH GO-. CARTS AND BERNSTEIN IRON BEDS. He and Roosevelt Create Panic at Grldlrn Club Dinner. SIL OVER BROWNSVILLE AFFAIR President Said, "All Coons Look Alike"?Senator Retorted, "All People, as Well as Coons, Look Alike to Me." WASHINGTON* I). ('.. Jan. 28.? "All coons look alike to nie," said President Roosevelt, In nu Impass? ioned speech at the Gridiron Chili dinm r Saturday night. "All persons, as well as coons look alike to me," said Senator Forakcr in reply. The war <>f words between theso two distinguished Republicans was harsh and threw the Gridiron Club lato a panic. Tin- speeches iiku'i' nl the Grid? iron dinners are not td he reported, bn. this sensational incident leaked out, and was published In a New York 11? wspaper ami In the Wash I nig ton Post this morning. The pub? lication has oauued great indigna? tion among the mom hers of the cluh. Mr. Itoosevilj went Into a de? fense of his administration and de? clared that the Senit)- discussion of the DrownsvJHe Incident could servo no good purpose. lie said most of me criticism of his admin? istration was based cii a desire to make poiitieal capital, lie scor-ov: tin? "ConEcrimUo3 forces." Senator Forakcr wlio was not on the program replied in a long speech. Ho denied .that his motive was tin unworthy one, und sal'd the oatii of u Senator was a sarir;.l as the oath of this President. 1AM the end of the incident the President proposed a toast to the Senator from Ohio. Dr. Pickard Goes to Savannah. LYNOHBURQ, VA., ?an 28.?Dr. W. I.. Pickard, pastor of the First Baptist church, has resigned the pastorate of that church to go to Suvvanh, Go., as pastor of the First church there. He will leave hero In two weeks, going to New Mexico for a vis!: with hid wile and daugh? ter. Killed in Pistol Duel. DANVILLE, VA.. Jan. 28.?Be? cause he shot and woundi: d Thomas Corbhi and was defying arrest R. E. Reynolds, a young merchant of Plttsylvania county, was shot and killed in this vicinity In a pistol duel with Policeman W. S. Edwards and R. B. Morris. POOL AND BILLARD PARLORS. ACADEMY POOL PARLOR?NEW now tables, new fixtures, plenty of room. 2 l-2c per cue. Leading brands of cigars, cigarettes and to? bacco. 1-25-tf. STOCKHOLDERS' MEETING. The annual meeting of the Board of Directors of tho Newport News Amusement Corporation will he held at the office of Tho Treasurer, No. 3102 Washington Avenue., at. 4:30 P. M? on Tuesday, January 29th, 1907. for the election of officers and the transaction of such other business as may properly come before the meet? ing. T. D. BONNEVILLE. 1 18. 24, 29-31. Secretary. TRUSTEE'S SALE. OF VALUABLE REAL ESTATE SITUATE ON THE NORTHERLY SIDE OF. AND KNOWN AS NO. G56 22ND ST., NEWPORT NEWS. VA. Pursuant to the provisions of a certain deed of trust, dated .Inno 20, 1903. recorded In the Clerk's Office of the Corporation Court of the City of Newport News. In Deed Book No. 25. page 7fi. the said deed being exe? cuted by Sampson Hofflar and Mag gle Hofflar. his wife, to Benjamin C Wherry and Constantino H. William? son. Trustees, under which deed eith? er of whom may act. default having been made in the payment of the debt secured therein, and at the re? nnest of tho beneficiary named in the deed. I will offer for sale on the premises on Tuesdav, February sth, 1907, at 11 O'olock A. M., all that certain lot. piece or parcel of ground, with the improvements thereon, sit? uate and being in the City of New nort News. Virginia, known nnd des? ignated by the lot number eleven (11). In block number thirty-one (31), on a certain map, entitled "Map of Part of the City of Newport News. Va. Improvements consist of two-story frame, shingle roof dwelling and us? ual, fences, out-buildings, etc. Terms: Cash as to S7S5.53 and In? terest at G |vor cent, from February nth, 1907; balance, terms to he made known on day of sale. B. C. WHERRY, 1-26, 29, 31; 2-2, 5-5t. Trustee. i * . '?; OH, Y? GASH Now is your opportunity. Dur? ing the month of January, i WILL GIVE 25 PER CENT. OFF. In all Cash buyers on my en ? tire stock of House Furnish ! ings. This is no fake sale, but a straight pioposition. Below I give a few prices, showing the reductions made in different departments as fol? lows: our Crockery Department is slocked with n complete nssort menl of IJavlland, Austrian and lOngllsh China. $:'..-, Austrian Sets at_$22.50 $25 Sets at.$18.75 $20 English Sets at.$15.00 ?n; s.'is at.$12.00 $12 Sets at.$ 9.00 $1(1 Sets at.$ 7.50 Call and you will be convinc? ed thai the month of January Is the lime to spend your cash money und Lash's is tin- place lo spend it. Upholstered Couches. Coucnes at.$ 7.50 Couches at.$11.25 Couches at.$15.00 Couches at.$18.75 $16 $20 $35 j::u (''.inches at. . .$22.50 Oriental Rugs. A large and varied assort? ment oi Oriental Hugs con? stantly on bund. In the Carpet Department as Follows: $2.00 Snvonnerle Carpets, $1.50 per yard. Carpets, formerly sold for $1.60 at .$1.12 1-2 Onrpcts, formerly sold foi $1.26, nt . 83 3-4c Carpets, formerly sold for $1.00. at . 75c Garnets, formerly sold for 6c. at . 56 1-4c Now Is the mothers' opportu? nity ns we have received a i-ri'e assortment of Children's Go-Carts direct from Toledo, Ohio, and are selling s:tn Go-Carts at .$22.50 at.$18.75 at .$15.00 at .$12.00 ni .$ 9.00 $tn Go-Carls at .$ 7.50 In fact, the 25 per cent, ap? plies to my entire stock of goods. All goods are marked In plnln figures. You can wait on yourself. Oet the discount and go home happy. $25 Go-Cnrts $20 GoCarts sir, Go-Carts ?12 Go-Carts A larpe and varied line of 3-PIECE PARLOR SUITES. $30 Suites at.$22.50 ?4(1 Suites at .$30.00 $50 Suites at .$37.50 ?*r,n suites at .$45.00 $75 Suites at .$56./5 No goods charged at the above prices. 280305-07 Washington Ave., Newport News, Va. NOTICE. To satisfy a mortgage held by W. A. Lewis against the schooner Alice Homer, of which W. .1. Carter is now owner and master, said schooner will bo sold at public auction to the high? est bidder on Thursday, February 14th, 1907. For further information, apply to W. A. LEWIS, Gloucester Point, Va. 1-16-td. public schools. The second half term of the New? port News Public Schools will begin on Friday, February 1. At ten (10) o'clock on that day new pupils will be admitted into any grade through? out the school system. All applicants for admittance must be at least seven (7) years of age and must be accom? panied by the parent or guardian. Tho parent is required to make ap? plication on a form prescribed by the School Board giving full data as to date of birth, successful vaccination, school last attended with record at same, residence and occupation of the parent or guardian. Parents should lie careful to enter their children at the beginning of the term, Friday, February 1. On Hint day tho principals and teachers are solely occupied with tho enrolment of pupils; Monday they are engaged with the regular school work and therefore enn not be interrupted with the enrolment of new pupils. W. C. MORTON. Superintendent. .Tan 20,22.2fi.27,29,31-7t. MONEY TO LOAN. MONEY TO LOAN IN SUMS OF |5f to $1,000 at 6 per cenL Merchants Mechanics Savings Astnclat.lon.AlIs: D. Jones, Secretary and Attorney First National Bank Building AMUSEMENTS. ACADEMY?FRIDAY Daniel Frohman Presents LAWRENCE D'ORSAY ?IN? "THE EMBASSY BALL." A Comedy In 3 Acts?A Guaranteed attraction. 1-29-31?1-1. ff You Never Risk You Never Gain But there is No Risk in Daily Press Class? ified Ads. If you have a Room to Rent, If you want help, If you have something to Sell, Put an Ad in the Classified col urns of the Daily Press. 25 Words 25c WANTED. WANTED?$2,o(lO. :: year loan on 10 room house, centre of city, valued at $4,000; annual rental $300; and $3,600, 5 year loan on corner brick store und dwelling on Jefferson avenue, valued at $7,0(?o, renting at $775. Liberal brokerage Will be paid. Box 395, City. 1-27-3L WANTED?TENANTS TO SEE THE cozy home on Twenty-second street between Roauoke and Chestnut ave-i nues, we can sell for only $800. | $300 cash and balance about $7 urnlit lily. SOMMEUVILLE TRUST CO., (Incorporated). 1-27-31. WANTED?OCCUPANTS FOR KUH nishcd room, also table boarders. 105 Twenty-seventh street. 1-27-31. WANTED?THE PUBLIC TO KNOW we have just received a fine cargo of anthracite coal. Try Otto Coke. BENSON. PHILLIPS AND CO. 1-24-Ct WANTED?BOARDERS, 130 TH1R ty-flrit Street Modern cosvenlen ccs. References exchanged. 11-2-Sm SPECIAL NOTICE. A MIO BARGAIN FOR PERSON wishing improved und desirable property, centrally located. House has 30 rooms. No forced sale, but for certain reasons owner wishes to sell. Call 220 Tbirtv-fifHi street. 1-29-Ot. SPECIAL N O T ICE?SOMMERV1LLE TRUST CO., (Incorporated), are of? fering the nicest home in East End right now for a quick sale, just $2, S00. Extra large lot. Hampton Avenue, between Ronnoke and Chestnut. Fine house, unusually well built. Easy terms, or cash if desired. You must set- this place at once. Title Guaranteed. Both phones. First National Bank Build? ing. Open until 7. 1-27-31. FINE PIANO TUNING AND REGU latlng. Also Organs tuned and re paired. Call with both 'phones. Es timntes furnished by LYRIC MU? SIC CO., 3110 1-2 Washington ave? nue. 1-17-tf YOU CAN OBTAIN A PHONOGRAPH for a small sum and small weekl> payments. LYRIC MUSIC CO.. ? 3110 1-2 Washington avenue. 1-17-tf^ LADIES!?LOOK, READ AND RE meinber, that I have the most up-to date Hair Dressing Parlor and Hail Dresser that lias even been in the city, as well as an expert in all other branches. Try the American wave, equal to French marcel, only 50c. Genuine French marcel, 50c. Manicuring, 35c. Electric and Hand Massage, 25c and 50c. The only graduate chiropodist In the city. NICHOLAS' LADIES' HAIR DRESSING PARLOR, 203 Twenty seventh street, Silsby Bldg. 12-29-tf. 'CANARY BIRDS AND GOLD FISH, amateur photographers' supplies, anti-trust goods, cheapest and best on the market. Films developed. 5c per. G. ALBERT LENZ, 2502 Jef? ferson avenue. 1-16 tf A. B. ABBITT, WHOLES ALE-GRO cer, tobacco, grain and fe.ed. Try our Tip Top Flour. Ask your grocer for Van Camp's Corn 10c; Van Camp's Peaa. 15c. 10-17-tf. BLUH PRINTING AND TRACING? Ouy P. Murray, 829 28th St.. City. A COMPLETE LINE OF EDISON Phonographs and Records. LYRIC MUSIC CO., 3110 1-2 Washington nvonuo 1-17-tf. UNDERTAKERS. W. H. ROUGE, FOR GOOD 8BRVICB end time hackB, 234-236 Twenty-flfti street. 'Phone 61. FOR REN7. . FOR RENT?A. SECOND FLOOR , room, with board. Apply 3308 West i avenue. l-27-l!t. FOR RENT?MY RED ROOF COT ? tuse on The Boulevards. Apply to J. C. ROBINSON. 1-22-tf. I FOR RENT?TWO OFF1CKS IN Schmelz Building; light, best and I Janitor's service free. Apply i BCHMELZ BROTHERS' BANK. ! 10-21-tf. FOR SALE. FOR SALE?ONE GOOD SCHOON er, oyster sklfts. and outfit In first class order and 12,000 bushels of planted oysters. 29 acres of good oyster planting ground in Warwick River, one fourth interest in 41! acres of good natural oyster rock in James River. Apply A. R. DAW SON, Menchvllle, Vii. l-29-lni, I FOR SALE?PEWS SUITABLE FOR [ Church, Sunday School rooms, or Social Hall, will be sold at Baerl ! fices. Call and examine them, at 113 Willard Avenue, Phoebus, Va. 1-29-Ut. FOR SALE CHEAP?ONE WORK horse. Apply SINCLAIR & DA? VIS. Corner Thirty-second Street & Huntington Avenue. l-29-3t. FOR SALE?EXTRA GOOD HOUSE und lot. on corner at Rivervlew, on old car line; ? rooms and reception hall; city water, extra largo lot. Only |l,000; $r>r><> cash, balance $8.33 monthly, and C per cent. Interest. Very cheap place. Plenty room for poultry, cow, horse, hogs and gar? den. The one who raises these things, will be a "winner" this year and hereafter. SOMMER VILLB TRUST CO. (Incorporated). l-27-3t. ? FOR SALE?ONE SECOND-HAND leather quarter top buggy, in good condition. $20.00 cash. MILLER & GLEASON, Twenty-eighth street. 1-lB-tf. FOR SALE?FARM, CITY AND Su? burban properties of all k'nds; nlso loto at Pine Beach. See us before you buy. STEWART ? MID GETTE, 133 Twenty-fifth street. 1-13-tf. LOTS FOR SALE OR LEASE IN ALL parts of the city. Call and get prices. OLD DOMINION LAND GO., Hotel Warwick building. STOCKHOLDERS' MEETING. STOCKHOLDERS MEETINGS. The annual meeting of the 3tock> holders of the Franklin Printing Co. will bo held In the company's office. No. 227 Twenty-fifth street, at 12:00 o'clock noon, on Thursday, February 7, 1907, for the election of fflcors and the transaction of such other business as may properly come before tho I meeting. R. C. GREGORY, 1-9-td. Secretary. TRANSFER COMPANIES. OLD DOMINION BAGGAGE TRANS fer; offices C. 4 O. Station. 'Phones, Bell. Nos. 401 and 135. Cits.. No. 12. PROPOSALS WANTED. Office Purchasing Commissary, IT. S. A., Newport News, Virginia, Janu? ary 18, 1907?Sealed proposals for furnishing and delivering subsistence stores In this city for the month of February, 1907, will be received at this office until 11 o'clock A. M., on January 2.9, 1907, and then opened, 'nformatlon furnished on application, rnvc-lopes containing bids should bo marked "Proposals for Subsistence Stores opened January 29, 1907." ad? dressed to Captain Frederic H. Pom roy. Commissary, U. S. A. 18, 19, 21, 22, 28 & 29-Gt. A Young Lady or Girl, Who wishes steady employment, with pleasant surroundings, easy work, earning $6.00 to $10.00 weekly, can do so by applying today. Learners paid while under Instructions. Newport News Branch, American Tobacco Co., Thirty-fourth Street and Virginia Avenuo, t-Sft-Sm.