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Tonopah Daily Bona
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VOL. It N.
Corsicana Refining Company
Said to Be Controlled by
the Rockefeller Interests.
Examination in the government's suit agaiiet the company, testl-
By Associated Press.
NEW YORK, Sept. 19. That the Standard Oil Company 1b op
erating under the name of the Corsicana Refining Company in the
State of Texas, which has forbidden combines, was learned when
Wesley H. Tllford, treasurer of the Standard Oil Company, under
fled that H. C. Felger and C, N. Payne, whom Frank Kellogg, at
torney for the Government, stated control the CorBicana com
pany, are prominent in conducting the affairs of the Standard
Oil Company.
Kellogg sought to draw from the witness the Information that
the Corsicana company was really the Standard Oil Company, and
was In operation in Texas because the anti-trust laws of that State
would not permit a combine to operate. Tilford replied that as
far as he knew the Standard Oil Company had no interests in
the State of Texas. He said that Felger and Payne were- both
officers of the Standard Oil Company, but he was not aware that
they owned the Corsicana company.
Frank Kellogg spent a busy day
tracing the changes in the develop
ments of the Standard Oil Company,
from the time of its incorporation in
1882, when the trust was formed,
until dissolved in 1899, and the
Standard Oil Company of New Jer
sey was formed.' Kellogg developed
many questions from the trust agree
ment in 1882, which was contained
in a bill of complaint filed in St.
Louis last December when the. pres
ent action was commenced. ' The
trust agreement which was entered
into by John D. Rockefeller and forty-five
other oil Interests, provided
that the Standard Oil ' Company
should be formed.in Ohio, New York,
Pennsylvania and New Jersey, -and
In other States, whenever the trus
tees deemed it advisable. ' AH prop
erties and assets of the embraced
j corporations and companies were to
be turned over to the several Stand
ard Oil companies, which in turn is
sued its own stock In exchange. Un
der the terms of this trust' agree
ment all stock was to, be delivered
to nine trustees, who issued to de
nositlng stockholders trust certifi
cates equal in par value to the par
value of the several Standard Oil
companies. The trustees under the
original agreement were John D.
Rockefeller, O. H. Payne, William G.
Rockefeller, J. A. Bostwick, H. M.
Flagler, W. G. Warden, Charles
Pratt, Benjamin Brewster and John
D. Archibald. The trustees had ab
solute power in controlling the affairs
of the company. They could pur
chase with the trust funds, stocks
and bonds of other oil companies on
such terms as they deemed advisable,
and could dispose of them whenever
they considered it necessary. The
trustees were elected to hold office
for three years. When questioned at
length on the trust prior to 1882- and
1892, and periods of trust liquidated
from 1892 to 1899, Tilford, as secre
tary of the company, could give gov
ernment's counsel little information
during the period of the Standard Oil
trust, though he was a liquidating
trustee. ,
Kellogg finally asked Tilford if,
during the period of liquidation,
there had been any real change in
1882, Tilford said Rockefeller held
By Associated Press.!
LONDON, Sept-19. Between 40,
000 and SO, 000 members of the boH
er makers' union in England will be
locked out by a strike which is to be
called October 5 th. The men are em
ployed chiefly at the east coast ports
at Barrow and Onclyd. Employers
claim that the executive committee
of the Employers' Association has the
power to enforce the signed agree
ments and that the men can be pre
vented from striking.
There is widespread discontent
among the laboring classes in Eng
land and the labor situation is be
coming extremely critical.
SEATTLE, Sept. 19. Jack Slmje
kins, who was wanted as a witness
for the prosecution in the recent trial
of William D. Haywood, and for
whose arrest a reward was offered
by the State of Idaho, was recognized I
by several persons on the streets a
few nights ago. He disappeared as
soon as he heard that he had been
recognized. Simpkins had been the
companion of Harry Orchard, who
was the leading witness for the pros
ecution against Haywood. It is said
that he was in Caldwell at the time
ol the explosion of tha bomb that
killed Former Governor Steunen
berg. The State wanted Simpkins to
give corroborative evidence.
MACK RESTRAINED Several Ballots Taken Early
Part of the Evening-Rumor
Says Seven for Conviction
and Five for Acquittal.
GOLDFIELD. Sept. 19. J. C.
Campbell of the famous law firm of
Campbell, Metson and Brown of San
Francisco, appeared before Judge
Langan this afternoon at the tailing
of the roll of the Grand Jury, and
made a motion that C. E. Mack, .of
Reno, who has been recently appoint
ed by District Attorney Swallow as
deputy, district attorney, should be
restrained from appearing before the
Grand Jury as a special prosecutor
against J. F. Hedden of the Tonopah
and Goldfield railroad, on a charge
of misrepresenting the taxable prop
erty of the railroad. The motion was
denied by. Judge Langan.
wm MAY
-v The case of Mrs. Ruth Davis, the negress, who shot and killed
her husband, Georgo (Devil) Davis, went to the jury at 4 o'clock
yesterday afternoon. Mrs. Davis was on the stand during the
day and gave substantially the same testimony that she gave at
her previous trial.
District Attorney McCarran himself took the stand to repudiate
. the story told by the Davis boy on the stand. He denied em-
phatically that he had attempted to influence the boy's testimony.
In his opening argument for the. defense, Attorney Walter Cole
paid Mr. McCarran the compliment of stating that the defense
had never for a moment believed that Mr. McCarran had done
anything of the kind. Attorney L. A. Gibbons closed for the
defense, Judge O'Brien instructed the jury on the law, and the
jurymen retired.
During the afternoon there were various rumors as to how the
, jury stood. One report was to the effect that the second ballot
was seven for conviction and that there were five 'for acquittal.
At the hour of going to press the jury had made no report.
By Associated Press.
ST. LOUIS, Sept. 19. Work in
every shoe factory in the United
States may be stopped by the strike
of the Independent Boot and Shoe
Cutters' union. Members of the local
here went out today, with a demand
for increased ' wages and shorter
hours. Every factory in the city is
affected, except one which Blgned the
agreement. Employers declare they
are paying as much as present condi
tions will allow and express the de
termination to fight out the issue to
the last. The strikers have received
promises of support from other
unions and the struggle promises to
be severe.
By Associated Press.
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 19. Gen-
the management of the company, the oral Manager Calvin of the Southern
witness replied there was not.
Through Tllford, counsel for the- gov
ernment elicited the information that
John D. Rockefeller owned more
than one-fourth interest in the Stand
ard Oil trust. Out of a total of
972,500 of the trust certificates in
By Associated Press.
TOKIO, Sept. 19. The possibility that Japan will annex Ko
rea has again arisen. Marquis Ito is quoted as saying that if the
Korean papers persist In their attitude of unfriendliness, it may
be the last day for them. Tokio papers report that a band of in
surgents, Including one band of 800, are gathered about Seoul in
readiness for an attack. Roving bauds of Koreans, under the
leadership of ex-Japanese soldiers, are killing Japanese officials,
civilians and Koreans suspected of being pro-Japanese.
The belief Is growing hourly through Japan that Korea will be
annexed and a decisive move on the part of .the government is
expected within a few days. Feeli ug is strong against the Koreans
and it is thought" that marauders have the sanction of many resi-
dents of the island supposedly loyal to the Japanese. ' ' -
It is reported that the insurgents are gathering vast quanti-
ties of sunnlies and that they have been secretly given aid in
China. The Japanese forces in the island will be increased and
Japanese officials express their intentions of resorting to the most
drastic measures to suppress the outlawry which is now wide-
Rnraari In the island.
Pacific will open a free school of tel
egraphy. In Los Angeles, which will
accommodate 250 to 300 pupils. No
charge will be made for students who
agree to work for the Southern Paci
fic. AH will be instructed in railway
station work.
Earthquake Shock in
Southern California
. By Associated Press. .
REDLANDS, ?Cal.. Sept. 19. A
sharp earthquake shock was felt at
5:45 o'clock this evening. The vibra
. tions were from north to south. The
a'i duration of the loud rumble was two
J seconds, while that oi the shake was
one second. Crockery on shelves was
rattled! . No buildings were cracked
or damage of any kind done, though
the shock was the heaviest in eight
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 19. The
(By Associated Press). ;
. LOS ANGELES, Sept. 19. A
Blight earthquake was felt here
this evening at 5:55. No dam-
age was done and the shock
was bo light as to be hardly
' .
NEW YORK, Sept. 19. The board
of Inquiry at Ellis Island has finished
the second investigation of the case
of Paula Klippenburg, the young wo
man from Vienna, who was ordered
deported Beveral weeks ago, but who
succeeded in getting another hearing
by an appeal to Washington. The
board's findings were sent to Wash
ington today.
Miss Klippenburg today herself
served papers iu a breach of promise
suit-for $25,000 damages against
Horace E. Miller, a wealthy celluloid
manufacturer, when he appeared at
the official hearing. Miller instigated
the proceedings taken by the Immi
gration authorities to get her out of
the cotintry.
Miller was intimate with her In
Europe. She was an actress at one
time and is attractive. The case has
received considerable attention be
cause it is the first of the kind which
has arisen under the new immigra
tlon regulations and because it has
shown what power the immigration
officials are able to exercise.
When Miss Klippenburg came here
armed with letters which Miller had
written her showing the relations
they had sustained and notified the
rich manufacturer that she wanted
satisfaction, Miller, complained to Im
migration Officer Watchorn, saying
she had been an immoral woman in
Europe. - ; - - ' ' ' '
Watchorn decided that she was an
undesirable alien and he quickly had
his officers remove her from the fash
lonab'le. hotel where she -had taken
apartments, to the narrow, uncom
fortable quarters at Ellis Island. She
was to have been shipped back to
Europe at once, but a newspaper re
porter accidentally got an inkling of
the case and despite Watchorn's re
fusal to give any Information, the
facts were brought out and the case
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 19. Los
ing his balance while at work on a
scaffolding on the Nuttall building,
at Bush and Montgomery streets,
yesterday morning, Charles Presley,
a bricklayer, plunged headlong from
the fifth story to the ground and was
Instantly killed. His body was taken
to the morgue.
William O'Brien, who was working
beside Presley when the accident oc
curred, saw him as he stepped back
ward over the edge of Xhe scaffold
ing. . He tried to save him and suc
ceeded in grasping the falling' man's
necktie, but that was too weak to
withstand the strain and parted,
leaving Presley to his fate.
The dead mn resided at 204 Lin
den street, Oakland, with his wife
and family.
SHELL, Wyo., Sent. 19. Ranch-
men of this district are watching
with curiosity and some apprehension
a natural phenomenon which is now
in progress a short distance north
west o fthe Hoover place. .
Great masses of a high bluff bor
MANILA, Sept. 19. Governor
General Smith has refused to modify
the death sentence iu the cases of
Macario Sakay and Julian Dcvega,
the former ladrone chiefs, who plead
ed guilty of brigandism and whoso
sentence was confirmed on ' appeal
by the supreme court on July 26.
In the cases of Luzon Montalon
and Leon Villafuerte, who were sen
tenced at the same time, the governor-general
has commuted the sen
tence to life Imprisonment. Sakay
and Devega are to be hanged tomor
row; '
The Filipino newspapers have been
daily agitating for a light punish
ment for these so-called patriots,
convicted of the murder and torture
of their fellow countrymen, whom
they blinded, mutilated and burned;
while the American papers have de
manded the infliction of the extreme
penalty. '
CHICAGO,- Sept. 19. The State
concluded its presentation this after
noon of Its case against Frank J.
dering a creek at that point are fall-TConstantine, accused of having mur
ing away f redueutly and are rolling dered Mrs. Arthur w. Gentry, Janu
Into the valley to the accompaniment ary 6, 1904, and the defense opened.
of noise which can be heard for Two witnesses werettalled r, before
miles. The bluff is cracking and court adjourned.' Their evidence was
splitting from base to top, and seems of minor importance. Constantine
to be about to entirely crumble away, will take the stand in his own be-
At the same time the valley below half tomorrow, and it is expected
the bluff is rising, having come up that all the testimony in the case will
six feet in the past month. A ridge have been presented by noon.
has risen in sucli a manner as to in
tercept the creek and the stream is I HAKKY CRAWFORD DEAD,
constantly changing its course. RENO, Sept. 19 Harry Crawford
There has been no violent (Tisturb-I a well known mining man of Ramsey
nnce of the formation, but a steady was found dead In his. room at the
uplift is in progress. . Clarendon hotel, this city, yesterday
The section is of volcanic origin morning. Death was due to an at-
aud ranchmen fear a new outbreak of tack of heart disease. The man had
RIGA, Russia', Sept. 19. Twenty
two of the fifty-eight men on trial
hero for court martial, charged with
participation in the revolt of the Bal
tic provinces in 1905, have been con
demned to death. Several hundred
already have been executed. .
The government officials still are
in pursuit of men said to have taken
part in the revolt and it is probable
that hundreds will die as the result
of the relentless prosecution of the
cases. ' . , .,
volcanic force.
been dead several hours before dis
covered. Mr. Crawford was well
known In this place and throughout
the mining camps of the state.
W. J. Douglass, Tom Risen and
Tom Kendall returned last night
from a hunting trip, and they came
home with the goods. They brought
ducks galore, and the Bonanza staff
is much obliged for a nice covey of
rare birds.
following is the score for the game
today: Portland 6, Los Angeles 4.
Attorney 9. E. Keeler, who has
ueen in Carson on legal busifless, re
turned yesterday. " '
Vatican Is Exercised
Oyer Demonsrration
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t By Associated Press. v -
r , ROME, Sept. 19. Anxiety is felt in the. Vatican as to the out-
come of the demonstration tomorrow on the thirty-Beventh anni--
, versary of the fall of the temporal power of papacy and the cap-
ture of Rome by the Italians. This year the event has taken a
decidedanti-clerlcal turn. In Vatican circles it is felt that a re-
"vival of anti-clericalism is due to the direct influence of French
enemies of the papacy, working especially through Free Mason-
ry, and. aiming to start an agitation similar to thafc in France.
Pope Pius today said: "I hope that the good sense of the Italian
people will prevent them from falling into such a trap and that
they will remember that we are all Italians."
LONDON, Sept. 1?. The trial of
R. P. Green and Charles Roor, two
Americans extradited from New York
on a charge of robbing Tiffany's Lon
don store on Bond street of jewels
and goods valued at 125,000, was
concluded today. Roor was dis
charged, but Green was sentenced to
five years' penal servitude and rec
ommended to deportation at, the ex
piration of his sentence. .,
; NEW YORK, Sept. 19. Lead
weak, $4.60 to $4.75; lake cop-
per, $15 to $20; silver. 67 ;
Mexicans, 55,4.

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