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AMUSEMENTS >* > AT THE JEFFERSON. ♦ ♦ - < This afternoon and tonight— ♦ "Little Johnny Jones.” ♦ Saturday afternoon and night— ♦ "The Tenderfoot.” -o.-— ♦ “ AT THE BIJOU. ♦ •+- • — ♦ Remainder of week, with matinees ♦ Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday— “The Show Girl.” AT CABLE HALL. t +- - ♦ Friday night—Harold Bauer. ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦♦♦♦♦♦»♦ »♦♦♦>»♦ »» »♦♦♦♦ At the Jefferson. “Rip Van Winkle, a legend of the Cat skill mountains, known to nearly every man, woman and child, was presented by Thomas Jefferson and his superb company at the Jefferson theatre last night. The action of the play Is laid in and about the Catsklll mountains in New York state and the drama from a scenic point of view was singularly beautiful and striking. Thomas Jefferson, better known as “Jef ferson the Fifth,” Is the son and succes sor of the late Joseph Jefferson, who was often referred to as the “dean of the American stage,” and who immortalized the charming romance of the village of Falling Water, Young Mr. Jefferson is truly an artist. His comedy is at all times good and is the kind that forces you to laugh, e'ren though you be a cynic. His pathetic scenes are exceptionally strong and Mr. Jefferson blending as he docs the lights and shades to >a nicety, shows a thorough conception of the quaint character of “Rip,”—happy one moment, sad the next. Miss Ethel Fuller, as Gretchen, the shrewish wife of “Rip,” while clever in all her work, did a particularly clever piece of character work In the fifth and bixth acts. Other members of the cast were indi vidually and collectively good. Mr. Jefferson was well received and Peptiron Pills Ironize the blood, feed the nerves end brain, tone the stomach, aid digestion, and give sweet, restful, natural sleep. 50c. or 91. Druggists or by maii.of ua. Hood’s Pills Best laxative, eathartld after dinner pill; purely vegetable; easy t*» take and easy to operate. Me. Drugsisti or ;*ir*il. C. I. Hood Co.. Lowell. Alas*. 2? JEFFERSON Today,JSgT The Phenomenal Musical Hit, LITTLE JOHNNY JONES Play and Music by Geo. M. Cohen. SEVENTY-FIVE PEOPLE. Original Scenic Production. Three Big Acts, Four Great Scenes, Twenty Cohan Songs. PRICES—Matinie, 25c to $1.00; night, 25c to $1.50. ALL WEEK. Matinees—Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. B. C. Whitney presents HILDA THOMAS in THE SHOW GIRL fretty Girls, Elaborate Scenary, * Catchy Music. $1.50 Show at 15, 25, 35 and 50 cents. Seats on sale. ’Phone 1143. Next Week—Howard Hall in “The Millionaire Detective.” at the close of the fifth act was com pelled to respond to six curtain calls. As a w'hole, it was a most enjoyable performance, and deserved a much larger audience than was present last night. “Little Johnny Jones.** One of the notable attractions booked for the theatrical season will be the pre sentation at the Jefferson theatre this afternoon and tonight of the musical suc cess, "Little Johnny Jones." The well informed theatregoer is familiar with the hit this musical play made last season. For over a year its music has been whistl ed everywhere, while the piano score rests upon the music rack of nearly every home in America. It is, therefore, no wonder that the public is anxious to witness the performance. "Little Johnny Jones" scored a record for long runs last season that is seldom attained by any musical production. It played eight different engagements In New York, covering a period of twenty two weeks, was seen for several weeks in Boston, four weeks in Philadelphia and over three months in Chicago. The production as witnessed in those cities will be seen here, while the company is said to be one of the largest traveling this season. “The Tenderfoot.” W. P. Cullen’s big production of the western operatic comedy, "Tire Tender foot." with its senoritas and cowgirls, cowboys and Texas rangers, and other picturesque characters, will be seen at the Jefferson theatre next Saturday matinee and night. Oscar L. Figman and Ruth White are the stars of the performance, arid they will be well remembered here on ac count of their work in "The Burgomaster" two seasons ago, when the revival of the piece was seen here. At the Bijou. "The Show Girl" opened a week’s en gagement at the Bijou theatre last night before an audience that was appreciative and enthusiastic, usual characterises of Bijou crowds. The performance as a whole is like the average musical comedy that one goes to Bee some six or seven times a week, with the possible exception that "The Show Girl" is at times coarser than is really necessary, and there is what may be termed a superabundance of horseplay. In fact, the burlesque and horseplay flourished luxuriantly ail through the two acts. Sometimes It was good and then again it was bad. The good features of the performance deserved the applause which each re ceived. Some excellent specialties were in troduced during the first act. These in cluded the Mason sisters in song and dance specialty and the Kaufman broth ers in a black-face whirlwind of min strelsy. In the second act Raymond Bel mont won enthusiastic applause by sing ing "Georgia." Mr. Belmont’s forte is not acting, but he does sing well, and his songs were an enjoyable part of the per formance. John My lie, the leading comed ittn. acquitted himself well, and Lou Hall in a rustic impersonation showed bits of cleverness that made film a favorite. Hilda Thoinus, w ho had the part tuken last year by Stella Maliew, Is a come dienne of some ability, but she Is a trifle too coarse in her methods. She has sev eral of Marie Dressier’s mannerisms, but they lack the pleasing quality which dis tinguishes the drolleries of Miss Dress ier. New scenery and costumes have been provided for this season’s tour. The prom ise of a new edition of "The Show Girl" was fulfilled. The staging and costumes this season are better than they were Inst year, and some of the specialties are much better. Several pretty song num bers were rendered, notably "Psyche” and a inarch song in the Jast act, "The One ( That He Loves Best." John T. Fargaraon Dead. Camp Hill, January 8.—(Special.)—John I T. Fargaraon. one of the oldest and most j highly respected citlMQf of Camp Hill, died yesterday. His record as a Confed erate soldier and as a citizen is most en viable. Wbea it’s bad it’s rery bad But whan it’s goad it’s “Ambrosia.” THE MUSICAL EVENT OF THE SEASON! MR. HAROLD BAUER ' IN PIANO RECITAL Friday, January 12, at 8:15 P. M. at THE CABLE HALL Tickets are now on sale at the Cable Company’s Store, 1816 2nd Avenue, or may be reserved by ’phone application. Call No. 1282. j Admission $1.50 •/ 1816 2nd Ave. OUTSIDE MEN TO BE HIRED AT RANDOM Civil Service Rules Will Not Apply In This Class of Em ployes. % Washington, January 8.—The civil ser vice rules and regulations will not here after apply so far as the isthmian canal commission Is concerned to the employ ment of what Is termed In a general way "outside man," that is, tracklayers, skilled laborers, foremen, etc. To other classes of employes, stenographers, clerks, bookkeepers and other "inside" men the civil servico rules will continue to ap ply. This determination was reached today at a conference at the White House In which beside the President, Secretary Taft, Chairman Shonts of the Isthmian canal commission, John F. Stevens, chief engineer of the canal and Civil Service Commissioner Cooley were the partici pants. For a year there has been a good deal of frlotlon between tho canal commis sion and the civil service commission as to tile application of the civil service law as to regulation of the employes of canal construction work. Both Chairman Shonts and Chief Engineer Stevens main- ! talned that they ought to have authority to employ men whom they needed, with out reference to the civil service rules. In a measure they have exercised that au thority notwithstanding the protests of the civil service commission. Last week a direct difference arose be tween the two commissions that appeared to be likely to result in an embarrassing condition of affairs. The conference to day was by direction of the President. Secretary Taft announced the conclu (sions reached and added that they were quite satisfactory to Commissioner Cooley us welt as to the canal ofticials. NO GROUND FOR SUIT. Supreme Court Decision Is Against Addicks and Halliberg. Washington, January 8.—Justice McKenna today delivered the opinion of the supreme court of the United States in the case of J. Edward Ad dicks and A. W. Halliberg vs. the Cobre Grande Copper company favor ably to the company. The case grew out of the purchase of the Cobre Cop per company's mine in Sonora, Mex ico, by the Green Consolidated Copper company. Addicks and Halliberg are stockholders in tlie Cobre company, and they sought by injunction to re strain the transfer of the property and of the funds of the company on deposit in a bank in Phoenix, Arlz. They made the charge that the prop erty which they represented to bo worth 15,000,000 was being disposed of for an inadequate price, and, fur ther, that the officers of the Cobre company had been induced by motives of personal gain to sacrifice the prop erty. They also asked for a receiver, and the Arizona courts holding that this was the only point before,them for consideration, decided against Addicks and Halliberg. The supreme court affirmed the finding on the ground that the complainants had no ground for their suit. MRS. HENDREE INTERRED. Body Is Brought From Atlanta to Tus kegee for Burial. Tuskegee, January 8.—(Special.)—The re mains of Mrs. Coneeli* Paine Hendree of Atlanta were brought here yesterday aft ernoon and Interred In the City ceme tery. The remains of the deceased were ac companied by Capt. It. E. Park, Geor gia's state treasurer, and wife; Colonel and Mrs. Z. D. Harrison and Mrs. Georgia Burton of Atlanta, and Mb. and Mrs. R. A. Johnson of Montgomery. Owing to a misunderstanding as to the time the train would arrive, many friends of the deceased were unable to attend the funeral, the remains being taken immediately from the depot to the ceme- I tery where the services at the grave were conducted hy Dr. S. M. Provence, Mrs. Hendree was roared in Tuskegee and had a large circle of friends h»e, be ing from one of the most prominent and highly connected families of this sec tion. She is survived by three children. Mrs. Burton, Mrs. Harrison and Mrs. R. E. Park of Atlanta, who have the deep sym pathy of the many Tuskegee friends who knew and loved the deceased^ J. Cabell Breckinridge Dead. Lexington, Ky., January 8.—Telegrams received here today announce the death in New York city at the home of his daughter, Mrs. John C. Tenyeh, of J. Ca bell Breckinridge, age<| 02 years, a son of Gen. John C. Breckinridge, and cousin of the late Ex-Congressman W. C. P. Breckinridge. lie lias relatives all over Kentucky and the south. He was on his father's staff throughout the civil war, and fought with distinction at Shiloh, Murfreesboro, Chickamauga, Kenesaw Mountain, Baton Rouge and in other en gagements. His home was at Little Rock, Ark. Best on the market Ambresia Flour. f COTTON FORES ISSUED By JORDAN Miss Peyton Never Danced with Prince of Wales PORTER IS NOT SATISFIED Entire House of Pullman Employe in Atlanta Is Found to Be Fitted Out With Materials From the Car. Atlanta, January S.—(Special.)—Presi dent Harvie Jordan of the Southern Cot ton association today issued a statement showing the amount of cotton picked and ginned in tile cotton-growing states of the south up to January 1, 1906. This estimate is made up from state ments from the association's correspond ents throughout the south, and shows that the total amount picked at that date was 98.39 per cent and the amount ginned 97.65 per cent. Indian Territory shows the smallest amount picked, or 93.55 per cent, with 92.19 per cent ginned, while Georgia shows the largest amount, with 99.99 per cent picked and 98.44 per cent ginned. Texas, which Is about the average, show3 98.03 per cent picked and 97.45 per cent ginned. Attention is called to the fact that very little more cotton remains to be picked or ginned In the leading cotton-producing states. “Match Woman” Passes Crisis. Miss Rowena Peyton, Atlanta’s well known "match woman,” who has been seriously 111 from an attack of pneumonia, is said to have passed the crisis today, and in spite of her 75 years will prob ably recover. She Is a granddaughter of former Senator Furse Peyton of Charleston, S. C. Miss Peyton, however, strongly denies the stories that she at tended the ball given In 1856 In New York, city In honor of King Edward VII, then Prince of Wales, and that she danced with the prince. This story she pro nounces a myth. Miss Peyton has for years sold matches and soap on the streets of Atlanta, and Is said to be quite wealthy, despite the fact that her appear ance Indicates dire poverty. She Is known to own the house In which she lives and several other pieces of property. Married to Well-Known Man. Marion McEachern, the 18-year-old girl i who tried to commit suicide Friday night, ] because she said h|r husband had de serted her, today gave the names of wit nesses to her marriage with a prominent young Atlantan, son of one of the wealth iest manufacturers of this city. She said the marriage took place at Hender sonville, N. C., about six months ago and that it was witnessed by Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Clark of Battle Creek. Mich., Miss Clifford Ansley of Boston, Massachusetts, and Robert H. Kehoe of Chicago. She says the ceremony was performed by a justice of the peace whose name she does not recall. She says her husband‘s family is keeping him away from her, though she still loves him and will never care for anyone else. She stated today she was sorry she was found In time to prevent her death and that next time she triod suicide she would use a pistol and make it sure. Miss McEachern said her family had sent for her and that she would return tonight to Pittsburg. She says she will probably be sent away to ! Europe to join her father who Is now abroad. School Boards Elected. The following county school boards have been elected in two new Georgia coun ties: Toombs county—E. P. Bomar, W. C. Oli ver, G. T. Mason, W. II. Sharpe and W. J. Poe. The examination for county school commissioner will take place at Lyons, the county seat, on January 13. Turner county—B. C. Smith, S. W. Brown, IT. B. Ermlngcr, Jr., D. Foster and O. A. Bozeman. The examination for county school commissioner will take p!at*e on January 13. The examination for county school com missioner of Wilcox county to fill the vacancy caused by resignation will also take place on January 13, while exami nations for county school commlslsoner in Camden and Charlton counties will be held on January 15. A report has just been received by State School Commissioner W. B. Mer ritt to the effect that the Davisboro school district in Washington county, has gone in favor of local taxation for school purposes by a vote of 70 to 1. Sunday Marriage Is Legal. Attorney General John C. Hart received n letter from a north Georgia preacher to day asking him for a legal opinion as to whether it is lawful to perforin the mar riage ceremony on Sunday. Judge Hart promptly Informed him that there -was no law either on the statute books, nor so far ns had been found In the Holy Writ, which would in any wise forbid or Interfere witli marriages on the Sabbath. Pullman Porter Not Satisfied. Walter Brown, a Pullman car porter, was arrested today by Special Officer Scarlett of the Southern railway on the charge of larceny. It was' found thut Brown has been living in princely style at his home on Wilson street as the re sult of his pllferings from Pullman and dining cars. Brussels carpets taken from Pullman cars were found on .the floor of his house; there was a hatrack stolen from one of the cars; there was damask table linen and silver knives and forks galore. Among other things which Brown had pilfered from these pars were several United States mail sacks, three dozen umbrellas, several pocketbooks and purses, u number of pairs of gloves and any number of towels; Brown had prac tically litted out his house In what he had stolen, tut if A Pullman car porter were not able to collect enough out of the ; public to keep himself and family in al- j most any style he pleased. Prison Commission in Session. Chairman J. S. Turner of tho prison ' commission and Commissioner Thomas Eason arrived in the city today, and the prison commission will be In session prac tically all the week. Several important applications for executive clemency will be passed on. Headquarters Are Transferred. The headquarters of the department of the gulf, U. S. A., were at last moved to day from the old Leyden house, which ! was used as General Sheridan's headquar- ! ters during the war, to the fourteenth floor of the new Candlor building at Peachtree and Pryor streets. The depart ment occupies the entire floor, compris ing twenty-eight rooms. Announcement comes from Washington that Gen. Thomas H. Barry, former com mander of the department of tho gulf, U. S. A., will probably be decorated by tlie Czar of Russia. Secretary of War Root lias made a report to Congress In jvhich he recommends that tlie three army officers who were detailed with the Rus sian army during tlie war with Japan be permitted to accept the decorations which have been tendered them by the Rus sian Emperor, and Congress, it Is expect ed. will grant this permission. General Barry and ills associates with the Russian army, it is said, made a most favorable Impression upon the Russians. General Barry, upon Ills return to America, was transferred from the command of the de • EDWARDS' DEATH New Haven Coroner Causes Sen sation hi His Finding _ < CLINGS TO SUICIDE IDEA % Thinks Man Shot Himself Twice Downstairs, Drank Laudanum and Went Upstairs to Bed, Where He Expired. New Haven. Conn., January S,—Suicide, by means of both bullet and poison, is the explanation given by Coroner Eli Mix of the death of Charles A. Edwards of New York city at the Abigna.il Hiller homestead here on Tuesday last. This finding is contained in a preliminary report to State Attorney Williams, and is based on the fact of the discovery of morphine in the body of Mr. Edwards by Medical Examiner Bartlett and the surgeons who performed the autopsy. The finding is supported by some portion of the evi dence taken at the inquest which ex tended through five days and which is not yet complete. The preliminary report is made at this time to relieve public suspense and Cor oner Mix adds that Mr. Edwards’ death probably was one of the most remarkable on record. The theory of suicide, how ever, appears not to have been held by the coroner until Saturday when de tectives unearthed in the shrubbery near | the Hiller house a 22 calibre revolver, and a half pint bottle containing a quantity of laudanum. Until that time, an< in the absence of a report on the chemical anal ysis of the viscera, the weight of evi dence taken by Coroner Mix was that Edwards had been murdered. T^e first action taken by Coroner Mix today after reaching a conclusion in the oase, was to order the release from sur veillance of A. Maxey Hiller, brother-in law of Mr. Edwards, who on Thursday evening last, was placed in charge of a police officer. Does Not Dispel Mystery. The coroner’s brief report does not dis pel the mystery In the death of Mr. Ed wards and until the complete finding Is ready, probably no public solution can be found as to why Mr. Edwards, as Cor- ] ner Mix describes his actions, “at 3 o’clock i on Wednesday morning last, clad in his | underclothes, left his chamber and de scended to t'he basement; lighted the gas, unbolted and opened the rear door, twice discharged a revolver at himself, one bul let going into the ear. then failing to kill himself, threw the woapon away, drank laudanum and tossed the bottle after the pistol, and with blood flowing from a wound % the head, dragged him self back to his chamber, got into bed. drew the clothes of the bed over his shoulder and after placing a handker chief under his head to stop the flow of blood, lapsed into unconsciousness, death coming six hours later." The coroner’s finding came late this afternoon after he had conferences with State Attorney Williams. Medical Ex- 1 aminer Bartlett and Charles Hiller, brother of A. Maxcy Hiller. He said that for title presont he had little to say ex cept that up to two days ago it was ^iis belief, supported by the evidence at hand that Mr. Edawrds had been mur- I dered. Different Aspect to Case. The finding of the pistol with which the wound in Mr. Edwards' head was inflicted, the recovery of a bottle con taining laudanum and the partial report of the autopsy, gave a different aspect to the case. The pistol and bottle were discovered Saturday by Detectives' who were using a rake on a deep litter of leaves under a lot of shrubbery. The pistol which was exhibited was bright in its ntokled parts, almost to newness, although the barrel and the chambers were slightly rusty from being out in the rain last week. In discussing t’he find, the coroner said: "In my opinion the man shot himself first and then took the poison. After taking the poison he threw both revolver and bottle away and pulled himself up- ! stairs. Under certain conditions neither the pistol wound or the dose of poison would have killed a man. but in this case it is my belief that one acted with the other in causing the death of Mr. Edwards." Sanford Trial Begins. Rome, Ga., January 8.—The second trial of V. T. Sanford, charged with murdering George Wright, Southern railway ticket agent here, last spring, was heRun before Judge Moses Wright here today. Late this evening eleven jurors had been chosen and all the panels had been exhausted. Judge Wright then drew a panel of forty eight men and adjourned until 2 p. m. tomorrow afternoon. It is believed the last juror will be secured from this new panel. . Hot Springs Meeting Off., Atlanta, Ga., January 8.—The executive committee of tho Southern Cotton asso ciation will Hold Its annual meeting at New' Orleans January 15 and 16. The meeting set for^he same dates at Hot Spring, Ark., has been called off on account of tho meeting of the cotton as sociation at New Orleans this week, at which the executive committee will hold Its regulap annual meeting. Will Hear Smoot Case. Washington, January 8.—Senator Burrows has called a meeting of the committee on privileges and elections to be held on January 25, when It is expected several witnesses will testify In the Investigation of protests against Senator Reed Smoot of Utah retaining Ills seat. partment of the gulf to the war college at Washington. , Shot In Crap Game. As the result of a crap game at Ellen N„ a small station near Atlanta, yester day, one negro is dead and another is dy ing. Will Thompson shot at Will Geeeher and killed Walter Thompson. Geeeher was also shot and will die. The negroes in the game were arrested by the county police. TO CURE A COLD IN ONE DAY Take LAXATIVE BROMO Quinine Tab lets. Druggists refund money If It fails to cure. E. W. GROVE'S signature is on each box. 25c. Latest Prevailing Styles in Engraved Wedding Invitations Announcements Personal and Business Cards Monogram Note Paper All Work Promptly Executed ROBERTS PRINTING CO. 2007 Third Ave. Phones 1348 MR. ROGERS POSES AS SPHYNX NO. 2 (Continued from First Page) sidiary company and then told him to seo W. H. Tilford, one of tho directors of the Standard Oil company, and having of fices at 26 Broadway. “Mr. Tilford.“ witness said, “told me that they had just absorbed Scolleld, Schurmer and Teagle and reorganized it as the Republic Oil company. When I got to Cleveland, I was not to lie known as a Standard Oil company em ploye.” “What reasons were given by the Re public Oil company to its agents in refer ence to tepresenting It as a competitor of the Standard Oil company?” asked Mr. Hadley. "Tho managers of the different states were under the Impression that tlie Re public Oil company w'as Independent of the Standard OH company. They got instructions from Kansas City office to represent to their trade that they were In dependent of the Standard company. Tho deception was to secure trade that the Standard could not get.” After he left Cleveland witness re turned to Albany in the employ of the Standard OH company. He remained at Albany about a month and was trans ferred to the Atlantic Refining company after six months. After six months witness went to Al bany where he remained less than a week, when he’ resigned. Afterward he was re employed by the Standard at Albany for fifteen months and was then asked to re sign. Witness said: Asked for Another Position. “I asked Mr. Vandusen, then Albany manager, for another position. He asked me if I had letters to the Republic Oil company and I said I had. He said I might stay with the Standard Oil com pany five, ten or fifteen years, but I would never get a better position until I gave up those letters. I finally gave them up and sent them to Walter Jen nings. After eight weeks I was re employed. When I resigned, the Standard Oil company gave me an advance on my salary and offered me a ticket abroad, but only one way. It had no return coupon upon It. 1 was a native of Eng land. That is where they wanted me to go when I quit.” H. H. Rogers was next called and ; Mr. Hadley asked him if he had refreshed his memory as to questions he was asked on Saturday, and which he asked to be excused from answering. “I think I have.” said the witness. “What are they.” “One of them is regarding the Stand ard Oil company of Indiana, Mr. Cowan, is vice president. I think Mr. Staple was treasurer. I don’t think there were any committee." Flashlight Causes Interruption. At this point there was a loud report of a newspaper photographer’s flashlight, and the room was filled with smoke. Mr. Rogers left the room and the proceedings were interrupted. The commissioner re quested the newspaper men to keep their cameras out of the room and announced a recess to 2 p. m. \ During the recess District Attorney Je rome and Mr. Hadley were closeted sev eral minutes In the rooms where the hear ing Is being held. At the conclusion of tho conference no statement would be given out. After recess Mr. Hardcastle was on the stand again. He said he had a second in terview at 26 Broadway before going to Cleveland with Wade Hampton, who was . in charge of the Standard Oil company’s ! auditing department, and also with R. P. ■ Tinsley, head of the domestic commit- \ tee of the Standard Oil company. Witness said Mr. Tinsley turned him over to a man who showed him that the method of | bookkeeping was the same in the Repijb- j lie Oil company as in the Standard Oil • company. Wade Hampton, witness said, j also sought to impress upon him the ne cesslty of secrecy. H. W. Wyatt, Tinsley’s brother, and one other, the witness said' w’ere transferred from the Standard Oil company to the j Republic Oil company. They were all dis charged from the employ of the Standard and then re-employed by the Republic , Oil company. Later they were reinstated by the Standffrd Oil company after they j made a valuation. Witness Produces Letter. At the request of Mr. Hadley the witness produced a letter from R. P. Tinsley, which he said he received at Cleveland, i It was dated December 23, 1901. This was in the same year as that in which he had the the talks with Messrs. Jennings. Tinsley and Hampton. The letter, he said, bore the inscription 26 Broadway. Mr. Hadley secured from witness the state- t ment that it did not bear the name of the Standard Oil company. Mr. Hadley hand- ; ed the letter back to the witness. Counsel for the Standard Oil company demanded j to see It, but Mr. Hadley said he would ' allow counsel to see it if the witness did j not object. The Witness objected, and the ! commissioner ruled that the letter was 1 not In evidence and counsel could not have it. Mr. Hadley offered to road the letter and did so. Mr. Hardcastle said the Tinsley letter was in reply to a copy of witness’ resig nation from the Republic Oil company, which had been sent to C. L. Nichols. Mr. Hadley asked if George D. Wilson, 1 who appear* as an incorporator of the Republic Oil company, is at 26 Broadway, and witness said he was. Mr. Hardcastle was then excused anil Mrs. Ida N. Butts was cross-examiniHl by the Standard Oil company’s counsel. Frank Hagerman began the questioning. He brought out that for twelve or ilfteen years Mr. Rice spent a largo, part of the time in New York. Mrs. Butts is Cross-Examined, Mr. Hagerman asked if Mr. Rice was : not in active opposition to the Waters- 1 Pierce company, and Mrs. Butts said: “His active elforts were to secure rail- j road rates that would enable him to com- I pete with the Standard Oil company, and i It was construed as against the Standard | OH company.” Counsel for the Standard Oil company asked to exclude the answer as unrespon- | slve. but the commissioner allowed It to stand. When asked where she got all her infor mation about the Ohio oil matters, she said she got It from the records from Attorney General Monnett, and from her stepfather. George W. Rise. She was also present when interrogatories to John I). Rockefeller were prepared by Assistant Attorney General Kincaid of Ohio. Mr. Hagerman asked how she knew the Waters-Pierce company was In the original Standard Oil trust. Mrs. Butts said it was included In the trust agree-, ment of which she saw a certified copy In the Bacon Investigation In lfflf. Mr, Hagerman moved that her testimony on that point be excluded, and also her pre vious evidence giving the names of tin companies in the original Standard Oil trust. Mr. Hagerman’s motion was over ruled, when Mrs. Butts said she knew the Standard Oil company of Indiana was in the trust agreement by the scrip which was issued. Testimony Allowed to Stand. Mr. Hagerman also took up otiler of Mrs. Butts’ statements as to what com panies were in the Standard Oil trust and having asked where she got her in formation, moved to exclude them, but the commissioner overruled him in every instance. Mrs Butts said she got her evidence that the Consolidated Tank Line com pany disappeared from the fact that its name did not appear in the paper. The Standard Oil company took its place in competition with her father’s business, and it disappeared from the territory where the Standard Oil company after ward appeared. , Much evidence she had given, she ex plained was based upon the knowledge she had obtained of the Standard Oil trust certificates, assignments of legal title and scrip of the companies in the trust which she now hqlds and by the ex changes of one form or these papers for another form, which was made by the trust. She knew that the Standard Oil com pany of New Jersey becamo the holding company of twenty oil companies because she had seen evidence in which J. D. Arclibold had said that stock in the New Jersey company was the same as the trust certificates as the original trust. She had also noted the change of Alex ander McDonald & Co., to the Consolidat ed Tank Dine company, and that Alex ander McDonald became president of the latter company. She noted many of the charges In her stepfather’s dealings In competition with the companies. The Chess-Carley company, she said, hacPthe general reputation of having the Standard Oil company behind them and "they tried to drive us off the face of the earth." Tn redirect examination Mrs. Butts said she h|td knowledge of many of the com panies in the Standard Oil trust from actual competition with them. She came to know of these facts from association with Mr. Rice in his business. Rogers Again Called. If. IT. Rogers was then recalled. Mr. Hadley repeated his previous ques tion: “Explain what you meant by saying you did not learn there were any com mittees.” “The answer explains itself,” said Mr. Rogers. “Did you mean that there are no com mittees «t 26 Broadway that had any thing to do with the Standard Oil com pany of Indiana?” “I did not.” “Do I understand you to say that there is at 26 Broadway no committees which have charge of the trade of the Standard Oil company of Indiana?” “No.” “Are there such committeesT* “T can’t answer.” “Does the Standard Oil company sell Oil in New York?” “T don’t know.” “Does it have an office at 26 Broad way?” “T don't know that it does.” “You are a director in that company?” “Yes.” “Do you know If the secretary and treasurer of the Standard Oil company of Indiana stay at 26 Broadway?” “If Mr. Staple is the treasurer, as I sup pose him to be, and Mr. Cowan is vice president, as I believe him to be, I don’t know that they have officers there.” “Do you mean to say to the supreme court of Missouri that you don’t know where the company’s offices are?” “It is quite immaterial to me what the supreme court of Missouri expects mo to say.” said Mr. Rogers. Changes Form of Question. At the commissioner’s sign. Mr. Hadley changed the question to “Do you not know as a director where the general of fices of the Standard Oil company of In diana are located?” “I do not know as a fact, but suppose they are in Indiana, where the company is incorporated, and I prefer to trust to records, rather than to my memory,” said Mr. Rogers. “Do you not know that Mr. Moffatt* president of the Standard Oil company of Indiana, has an office at 26 Broadway?” “I imagine that he has an office there, but I never was in it.” “It is charged in this case that the Standard Oil company of Indiana, the Waters-Pierce Oil company and the Re public Oil company are in a confedera tion and agreement in violation of the trust laws of Missouri; do you not know that the Standard Oil company of New York owns or controls either through it self or other parties, a majority of the stock in all these companies?” “I object,” said Mr. Hagerman, “a# the question of stock ownership is still in court.” Mr. Hadley said the question of stock ownership is not pending in any court of Missouri. 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