This Issue 10 Pages
OF OIL TRUST
Rodtrfeflers's Narrations Con
ttoud .op Witness Stand
ME START WITH NOTHING
WITNE88 TODAY CONTINUED HI8
TELLING HOW GIGANTIC
CORPORATION HAD BEEN BUILT
UP—ARCH BOLD TO FOLLOW.
Hew York, Not. 19.—John Di Rocke
feller's own story of the upbuilding of
the great Standard Oil Co. and his Im
mense personal fortune, has given a
tremendous public interest to the long
drawn out and often tedious hearings
In the government suit to dissolve the
so-called oil trust.
Although* Rockefeller was on the
witness stand more than two hours
yesterday, it appears from the pro
gress that he had made at adjourn
ment that he had only fairly started
In his narrative. He had told only ot
the early days when, as a pioneer in
the refining of petroleum, he had start
ed on almost nothing and soon out
stripped all hie rivals. Ho declared
that it was through the introduction of
economies, by taking advantage of
every favorable legitimate opportunity
to extend his business, by borrowing
and intelligent investment of large
sums of money, and by close, intelli
gent, ponstant application to the oil
business alone, that the great corpora
tion of which he is the head was built
Oil King Resumes Stand.
Rockefeller went on the witness
stand when the Standard OH hearing
was resumed this morning. His coun
sel said that Rockefeller will probably
be on the stand all day.
It was announced that after Rocke
feller's cross-examination by the gov
ernment's counsel. John D. Archbold,
vice president of the Standard OU Co.,
will take the witness stand.
Smiles on Taking Stand.
The hearing was transferred today
to a larger room, in order to accom
modate the numerous counsel and re
porters. Policemen were stationed in
the corridors and only those having
friends connected with the proceedings
were permitted to enter. Rockefeller
was smiling as he took the witness
and resumed his testimony.
Rockefeller's counsel again called his
tention~to the uncertainties of the
1 business in the early 7rt's, and asked
what bearing the supply of raw
aterial had thereon.
"It had an important bearing and
must always have such importance as
we never know when the supply may
give out, rendering properties for the
refining of oil comparatively value
less," replied Rockefeller. He added
that in the early oil business the sup
ply of crude oil was limited to a small
area, coming principally from Yaoango
A Hazardous Proposition.
Rockefeller said that the oil busi
ness was made a hazardous proposi
tion because of the apprehension that
he supply of crude oil would be ex
Some of the oil wells were
very short lived. Mr. (Rockefeller's
counsel then asked him if he recalled
fhat a producers' union was formed,
ockefeller explained the organization
the union and was then taken along
J$ver a period of several years during
%hlch many oil concerns were absorb
ed by the Rockefellers. He told of the
Organization of refining pipe line and
the cost of transportation.
Rockefeller Makea Denial.
Rockefeller's counsel askeu him if
It were true that the rates obtained
fcy him during the progress of the
Standard pil Co.'s war with the Penn
sylvania railroad were to crush and
^ripple the Empire Transportation Co.
fo that the Standard Oil Co. might
Require Its property.
"It is not," replied Rockefeller.
EMPEROR'S PROMISES TO VON
BUELOW ARE NOT CONSID
fcwMn, Nov. 19.—Tw6 daysf have
•fjassed since Emperor William made
Ills statement to Chancellor von Bue
k)w regarding his observation in the
future of the constitutional require
ments of the empire in the matter of
•jhterferring in the foreign relations of
ptate, and the German people were less
tisfled with the imperial assurances
they were in the beginning. There
lis today throughout the country an al
ost universal tendency to doubt th«
ncertty of the emperor's promises.
TAKEN TO JOLIET
HEAR THAT DISGRACED FINAN
CIER MIGHT COMMIT 8UICIDE
CAUSES CHANGE IN PLAN8.
Chicago, Nov. 19.—Peter "Van VHs
Oengen, prominent real estate dealer
•4gnd self-confessed forger to an
amount of more than $700,000, was
taken to Jollet today under t^ie guard
Sheriff Christopher Strasshelm.
Fear that the disgraced financier
()aight attempt suicide was
the reason for his removal from the
County jail at an earlier date than
Dr. Maxwell made tl.is statement in
asserting that it was imperative that
the board of education be clothed with
power to compel parents of children
so effected to have the adenoid
growths removed. If they are per
mitted to remain the child is almost
certain to develop criminal tendencies,
said Dr. Maxwell.
"We have found that pupils with
adenoids and enlarged tonsils are the
ones who make the noise in the class
room, defy their teachers and are gen
here are 100,000 children In the
schools of this city today suffering
from serious burdensome ailments or
other that makes them defective."
CAUGHT BY GIRL-
FORGER BftfeAKS OUT OF ELGIN,
ILL., JAIL AN HOUR AFTER
Elgin,'HI* Nov. 19.—Leon Blanchard
of Chicago, arrested here after having
successfully passed a forged check,
broke Jail an hour after his arrest,
and the entire police force of the city
is searching for him. Blanchard es
caped while the prisoners were being
Blanchard was arrested through the
*uick wit and nerve of Miss'Mabel
Erickson, cashier for the Knickerbock
er Ice company of this city. He or
dered a load of wood and tendered
Miss Eriekson a check drawn on the
local organ factory, which she cashed,
but after doing so she became suspi
cious and communicated with the or
gan factory, which pronounced the
check as a" frogery.
She put on hcr coat and hat and
started in pursuit. Three blocks from
the office where she is employed, Miss
Erickson caught Blanchard and grab
bed him by the arm, explaining: "Did
5|riou give me that check?"
*'Wo ma'am," replied Blanchard
"you did too," responded Miss
Blanchard grabbed the cjieck from
her and tore It to pieces. Miss Erick
son grabbed Blanchard's arm and sev
eral men came to hear assistance.
Blanchard was overpowered and taken
At the station he broke down. He
said it was his first offense, and that
he Would never have done it but for
the fact that he had been out of work
since July. He claims to have been
married about four weeks ago and said
he got the money to settle an estate
in which he is interested.
Philadelphia Brokers Aastftflp.
Philadelphia, Nov. 19.—-The firm of
John A. Boardman & Co., stock brok
ers, made an assignment today to
Lincoln Leyre, who has taken charge
of the company's affairs*
FORUM ESTABLISHED NOV. 17, 1891 FARGO, NORTH DAKOTA. THURSDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 19, 1908.
Most Revorand Diomede Falconia, special delegate of His Holiness,
Pius X, to the Catholic congress in Chicago. The parade of two thou
sand Catholics in the streets ef Chicago, headed by Falconio, bishops
and priests. The first Catholic Missionary congress ever held in Amer
1 11 11 11
Patterson Holds Society Apes
of Royalty Unfit as Mothers
efttc&go, Nov. 19.—Society women who devote tfi^rnsefves 'to pleas
ure seeking and ape the customs of royalty are declared unfit for the
duties of motherhood by Jos. Medill Patterson, millionaire socialist, in
an article in the December issue of The Woman's World.
Under the caption, "The Sins of Society," he says:
"The only function these butterflies of American courtT MftdO ttOt
delegate to their inferiors is that of having children, ana mis they ex
ercise sparingly or not at all. Perhaps this is just as well, for if the
stock cannot be Improved, it had better not be perpetuated.
Although they are highly ornamental, people of this sort have been,
throughout all history, notably and notoriously worthless. I think there
is no exception to this.
"The 'big show'—the imperial court, as it were—Is in New York and
Newport, according to the season, while the other, lesser cities, have
their lesser, their provincial courts.
"The millions behind the family make the measure of the acceptance
which is given the candidate for honors at this imperial court of Amer
ica's Idle rich.
"If the young man's father was as idle as himself, so gnuch the bet
ter and if he is able to boast that his grandfather's hands were un
soiled by labor, then his rank in this toy democracy !•. Incontestible."
SAYS SURGEON'S KNIFE
New York, Nov. 19.—Declaration
was made today by Dr. William H.
Maxwell, city superintendent of
schools In this city, that adenoids in
children are so alarmingly baneful
that they produce depravity in boys
and girls who have them.
CHILDREN OUSTED ON
CHARGE OF NEGLECT.
Bloomington, IiL, Nov. 19.-r-Bev.
deorg© Brown and wife, who have
been operating thfl Harriet Beecher
Stow institute for dependent colored
children here, and against whom
charges of neglect were filed, have
lost their case.
Brown admitted drinking boose
when he felt like it, but denied that
he had used money received frorti do
nations for buying drinks. He got his
drinking money in part from funds
secured through revivals.
A probation officer will take charge
of the inmates.
NEW TREASURER OF
MANITOBA SWORN IN
Wtnnipfe, Nov. 19.—.Hugh Arm
strong of Portage La Prairie, for
years connected with the Booth Fish
ing interests as manager and person
al representative in western Canada,
was this morning sworn in as treas
urer in the Manitoba government un
der Premier Roblln, succeeding J. H.
Agnew, who died a few days ago.
JEALOUS OF BOOK,'
WIFE TRJES TO DIE
BRIDE OF FEW DAYS
BEAR TO SEE HUSBAND FAS
CINATED BY STORY.
Pittsburg,' Pa., Nov. 19.—Mrs. Min
nie Thomas, a bride of twelve days,
on her thirteenth night of wedded life,
attempted to commit suicide by taking
bi-chlorate of mercury after a quar
rel with her husband, bee. .se he in
sisted on sitting up to read a book.
A physician got there, in .time and
the young wife will live.
Jol.n, it is understood, has promised
to go to bed at 4 p. 1.1. daily if it will
keep Minnie from trying suicide.
HAY BE SLAYERS
OF CHINA'S RULER
IMPERIAL PALACE ATTENDANTS
Pekln, Nov. 19.—It was learned to
day that two eunuchs, in attendance
at the Imperial palace, were arrested
Sunday nigh- and are beiQg tried se
The authorities go no further than
to say that their offense was serious,
but. It is understood that they are
suspected of poisoning the emperor
and dowager empress,
iiniii iiiiiiiariliBiBlaiiiiii misiis 1
AND DAILY REPUBLICAN.
THTTTE OF THE TOWN'S LARGEST
BUILDINGS DESTROYED EAR
LY TODAY—LOSS *11,000.
Garrison, N. D., Nov. 19.—Three
large buildings -in the town were to
tally destroyed and another fcedly
darpaged in a fire which started in the
pocii hall owned by D. E. Sweet & Co.,
this morning. The total loss is $11,000.
The following buildings were totally
Bryant hotel, loss $5,00®.
D. F. Sweet & Co., pool hall And
rooming house, loss $4,500.
C. A. Nau, pool hall, loss $1,000.
Besides these three buildings, the
office of M. F. Minehan, a real estate
dealer, was damaged to the amount of
The fire started at 4:80 this morning
and the origin Is unknown.
0 TO SUP
Berlin, Nov. 19.—A leading Berlin
paper publishes what it claims is an
authoritative statement that the im
perial government paid $50,000 to sup
press the Interview with the kaiser,
which William Bayard Hale secured,
and which was to have been published
In the Century magazine.
TAKE8 ADVANTAGE OF CATHOL*
CONGRESS TO PAST
Chicago, Nov. 19—Taking fcdvan
jfige of the presence of several hun
dred Roman Catholic priests in the
city, who are In atendance at the
Catholic congress, a confidence man,
wearing the garb of a clergyman, is
reaping a harvest by passing worth
less checks" on hotels and business
Among the hotels that have been
swindled are the Lexington, the Oreat
Northern and the Stratford.
The checks were drawn on the Na
tional Bank of Nebraska City, and
made payable to "Rev. P. T. Riley."
Telegraph information says they are
worthless and that "Rev. P. T. Riley"
is not known in the Nebraska town.
NEAR IN ENGLAND
London, Nov. 18—In a poll of the
fctbuse of commons completed today
420 of the 670 members admit them
selves pledged to support the pending
woman's suffrage bill if it brought
a final vote before the end of the
The pressure of old business Is urged
as an excuse for not calling up the
troubles of that measure.
The supporters of the suffrage bill
fcow are considering action along the
line suggested by Premier Asquith
the Introduction of an equal suffrage
amendment to the reform bill. If such
an amendment is introduced, in demo
cratic form, when the house reassem
bles after the holidays, the premier
says he will not oppose It.
The peers have not been so thor
oughly canvassed as the commons, but
the suffragette leaders assert that less
opposition is llkej^ among them than
in the house of commons.,
ilaska Mine Owners Robbed
CONFESSION INCLUDES MANY
R. R. BARNETT, ARRE8TED SEV
ERAL MONTHS AGO,
MINERS STOLE ,GOLD AND
Seattle, Wash., Nov. 19.—R. R. Reed,
formerly employed by R. T. Barnett,
"wner of the Dome Creek mine, near
'airbanks, Alaska, arrested last month
the charge of stealing gold from
his employer, yesterday confessed his
guilt and implicated other laborers in
stealing from mine owners. In his
confession Reed said:
"I gathered gold and sand in hand
fulls out of the riffles, hid it in my
handkerchief or gloves or boots, car
ried it home and washed it out.
Mine Owners Robbed,
"My cleanings were from 50 cents to
$400 a day. and the day I brought home
a $400 nugget It scared my wife, it
w as so large. Altogether I must have
leaned up $1,800 worth of stolen gold.
I have spent it all except the $800 you
dug up in my front yard. What I have
taken from Barnett's mine is not a
drop in the bucket cbmpared with th«s
stealings that have been going on in
the Tanana district all summer, and
are even going on now. 1 know one
man who has $30,000 worth of stolen
gold salted down. There are six
"planters" working in Barnett's Dome
Creek mine this very minute. There
is a regularly organized bunch of mine
laborers in Alaska who have shaken
down the mine owners for a very tidy
8tole for 8ixty Days.
"I commenced to do this only last
summer and had only about sixty days
of good stealing."
After Reed had agreed to testify
against the other gold thieves when
taken back to Alaska, he was released
LOWER 8CHEDULE HA8 BEEN
FILED YTHE SOUTHERN
Washington, Nov. 19.—One of the
most important railroad tariff reduc
ing rates filed in the past year with
the interstate commerce commission
will be that for which special permis
sion has been granted by the commis
sion to the Southern Pacific Co. and
its connections. It is a direct result
of the order of the interstate com
merce commission in the north Pa
iflc lumber cases, wherein the freight
nites on lumber and lumber products
were ordered to be reduced from
points in Oregon and W'ashington to
destinations In the east, particularly
Missouri river crosslsgs. The Southern
Pacific tariff now is in preparation
and when completed will be filed and
become effective on three days' notice.
It provides for reduced ratps on all
lumber, including timber, poles,
shingles and finished building material
in carloads, from points in California,
Nevada and Utah, to destinations in
Canada and that part of the United
States east of the Missouri river and
North of Tennessee and North Caro
lina, and also to points in Colorado,
Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Arkan
sas and Texas. The rates will be sub
stantially in line with those fixed by
the commission tram North. Pacific
Waterloo,- Iowa, Nov. 19.—The plans
of the quartet who broke jail twice
last summer were unfolded In court
today when Charles C. King told of
a plot to murder Sheriff J. D. Cald
well with a chain, in one end of which
was tied a knot to be used as a slug.
The plot failed although the official
was assaulted, and Charles King, Wil
lie Graham, Charles Creger and John
J. Mack escaped, only to be recaptur
ed. King has been sentenced, to ten
years and Creger to twenty.
DRAW NET AROUND
WATCHES STOLEN IN HOLDUi*
AT JAMESTOWN FOUND AND
Jamestown, N. D., Nov. 19.—The au
thorities believe that they ha
clinched the evidence that will con
vict the suspects picked up near Luc
ca and who ftave been bound over to
the December grand Jury on the
charge of entering the postoffice at
Dellamere, and with being implicated
in the holdup in this city in the early
autumn, when four men were relieved
of their season's earnings, articles of
Jewelry and certificates of deposit.
Among the artcles secured by the
yeggmen were several watches, and
these yvere found in the possession of
the suspects when they were arrsted
on the postoffice robbery ohas-ge. Tn«
watches have been identified by the
a w bar4
MAYOR M'CLELLAN GETS
MONUMENT DURING LIFE.
New York,' Nov. 19.—Rulers of
Egypt who celebrated their reign®
by buflding pyramids may be con
fused future historians with
mayor* »f New York, if the ruler*
of that city follow the lead of
Geo. B. McClellan. present mayor,
whq attended the dedication of a
monument to himself on Wlncheli
The granite triangle, SS feet
high and 33 feet wide at the base,
was originally intended for an cn
gineer's tower, but the engineers
conceived the idea of convert
ing it into a testimonial to Mc
Clellan's efforts In connection with
the $163,000,000 aqueduct project,
on which they are working.
MSI AT MEETlMi
OF COLLEGE HEADS
NORTHWEST UNIVERSITIES ARE
REPRESENTED IN ANNUAL
SE8SION AT WASHING
Washington, Nov. 19.—The annual
meeting of the presidents of state
colleges and universities is In session
in this city and there are present
from the northwest the presidents of
universities and A. C.'s of North Da
kota, South Dakota, Iowa, Montana
One of the important questions to
be considered has to do with the aid
rendered these institutions by state
and federal governments, respectively,
so as to make sure that it does not
St. Paul, Nov. 19.—Martin Smith
was found this morning huddled in
a heap in a corner of the Chesmit
street station of the St. Paul road and
was hurried to the city hospital. H
was unconscious from want of food.
From what little that could be
gathered from the man, he had walk
ed to St. Paul from Aberdeen, S. D.
BIG STEAMER IS
BANQUET FOR ROYALTY.
8wedish King and Queen Are Enter*
tained by King Edward.
Windsor, Eng., Nov. 19.—A brilliant
state banquet was given at Windsor
castle last night in honor of the king
and queen rf Sweden. Two hundred
guests were present, and th^se in
cluded the American ambassador,
Whitelaw Reld, and the other ambas
sadors, the cabinet ministers and high
officials. The two kings toasted each
other and BQftde brief formal addresses.
Baltimore, M8.( Nov. 19.—The mari
time exchange reports having receiv
ed a wireless message from the steam
er Iroquois, from Savannah for Balti
more, saying that the steamer Chat
tahoochee is afire in the vicinity of
No particulars are given.
Woman Accused of Hiring "Thugs"
.to Murder Mother in Windy Gty
Chicago, Nov. 19.—The case of Miss
Mae Otis, accused of attempting her
mother's murder in order to get hold
of about 16,000 which her mother had
is one of the most dramatic and heart
rending Incidents in police court an
That a sweet, demure young lady,
who has for years been employed as a
bookkeeper, should conceive so hein
ous a crime as disclosures show Miss
Otis to have attempted, is beyond i e
ilafL Tlie jgreseat tbeoi^ Uug s&t<
MISS MAE OTI%
REPUBLICAN ESTABLISHED SEPT. 5, 1878.
Pres. Roosevelt Apprised of the
IN PER80NAL LETTER IN NAHM
OF INFANT EMPEROR, FOREIGN
NATIONS ARE ASKED FOR 8Y«|«
PATHY FOR NEW REGIME—EKi*/
PtCTED DISTURBANCE FAILS.
Pekln, Nov. 19.—Prince Ching,
ident of the board of foreign affairs
has forwarded di'-ct to President,
Roosevelt, a personal letter In th«J
name of Pu Ti, the infant emperor of,
China, setting forth the crisis throughi
which the throne has passed during!
the last week. Similar letters hav«
been sent to all other powers friendly!
to China. These communication*-!
make an appeal for sympathy for and
an understanding of the new rulers
of China, and emphasizes the efflNj
clency with which the events of th«:
past week have been conducted.
Several of the foreign legations her«^
have expressed their surprise and)
gratification at the manner in which!
the government is managing the sit-,
uation. It had been expected up toi
the present time that the d^ath of the!
dowager empress would precipitate
trouble but the way in which the new
government has assumed Its respon-i
slbilitle8 has created confidence amongi
the diplomatists 6nd many of the
foreign observers declare today that
china has done as well under these
'rylng circumstances as coould any'
other government confronted with,
The provinces still are quiet and'
the government machine continues to1
SIM ONE YEAR
METCALF APPROVE8 FINDING'
OF COURTMARTIAL IN CASE
OF NAVY DESERTER WHO
WEDDED MISS GORMAN.
Washington, Nov. 19.—Having fceea
adjudged guilty of deserting from the
navy by a court martial at PhilaJel*
phia. Secretary Metcalf today ap-l
proved the sentence in the case ofj
Charles J. Hartlove, musician, flrst
class, "Alias" C. J. Magness, who left
the service In order to marry the.
daughter of the late Senator Arthur1
P. Gorman, of Maryland.
The punishment to be meted out totf
the young man is imprisonment fotti
one year at the naval prison, at Ports-!
mouth, N. H., at end of which he lej
to be dishonorably discharged he iK
to perform police duties during hi*
confinement and to forfeit all pay ex-!
cept a small sum necessary for prison-l
expenses. By good behavior, MagneM,
may reduce his actual servitude tttj
The plea put up by Magness' eounwf
sel was that Magness "was in a state
of mind that might be called delirium*
of anticipation of his honeymoon."
was temporarily deranged and
police are gathering evidence to lay
before a commission which is to pass
updh her sanity. The facts in the case
are so cold-blooded as to be incredible
but with her heartless planning wM
an absolute lacking of precaution.
The facts in the case are to the e®»
feet that Miss Otis called upon a 10*
cal -ctective agency last week antf
asked them to secure information rejk
ative to the amount of property htff
£©»thJU®l on P**e Ei*h^
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