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Nww York, Nov. 20.—John D.
Rockefeller was put ou the griddle
and roasted brown hero today by
“Trust lluster" Prank 13. Kellogg,
special counsel of the government.
In attempting the undoing of the
Stundard Oil Colupany. Yet John
L>. seems as cool as a cucumber and
Is answering questions.
New York. Nov. 20.—With the
telling oT the story of the first score
or years of the -.ndustrlal develop
ment of the Standard Oil Company
the testimony o. John D. Rockefel
ler, president of the oil combine,
on direct examination In the feder
a' suit to dissolve the Standard
Company, was brought “o an unex
pected to close last afternoon. The
head of the Standard -lo’d yester
day of the processes and enures of
the company’s’ growth up to the
trust agreement of 1882 and after
Identifying the parties to that agree
ment, counsol for the defense an
nounced that Mr. Rockefeller had
concluded 1j s direct testimony and
requested an adjournment until to
Upon resuming -the stand yester
day, Mr. Rockefeller said, that *hu
oil business was made an hazardous
proposition because of the appre
hension that the supply of crude oil
would become exhausted. Ho then
ecalled the organization of the pro
ducers’ union In the 70’s : bout the
time of the agitation of the South
Improvement Company. Th s led
he said, to an assoo'atlon of oil re
finers who were desirous of having
a supply of crude oil which Van n~»t
controlled by interests antagonistic
Mr. Rockefeller said his attention
was first directed to lubricau ng o 1
about 1876. About 1878 the Stand
ard OH Company purchased the
American Lubricat'ng Oil company,
of Cleveland, and the Mica, Axle
Grease Company with the Idea of
further diversifying the business
and secure a lu.bricat ng trade.
BEGAN CUTTING HATES.
Mr. Rod *;.eller referred to the
Emp re Transportation Company,
which owned cars, transported oil
and oth r products ovor the Penn
sylvania railroad and engaged in
the refin'ng of oil. It was under
stood that this company was con
trolled by the Pennsylvania and oth
er roads, fearing a loss of their oil i
traJe would fo low, began cutting \
rates heav ly.
‘‘Our interests stopped our ship
ments over the Pennsylvam a and
u ed other lies,” he said. "We ob
jected to the Pennsylvania railroad
engaging in the refin’ng business.
They were shipping their own oil
over their 1 nos and dlBcrlnri' nating
against uh. Other railroads agreed
to stand by us. but theta was much
bitterness between the railroads.
•Afterwards we purchased tho Em
igre Transportation Company and
its pipe lines.”
He denied that the rates obtalnt
ed by him dui*ng the p^i-lod of the
Standard Oil Company's war with
the Pennsylvania railroad were to
'■ — 1
crush a.id cripplf the Empire Trans
! p'orlation ttompany so -that '.he
f, ■*®rd Oil Company might ac
( ** . r#y
Sir. er said that when
I the Pennsylvania railroad stopped
refining the r® Iroad »ar stopped
and an agreement was entered iuto
b*«ween the roads whereby they ob
ta ued a percentage of the oil ca~
rying trade. •
Mr. Rockefeller Si attention was
called to au agreement be*ween
William Rockefeller and Thomas
Scott, president of the Pcqns/lva
u'a railroad, which had been ap
proved by all the oil-carrying rail
GIVEN A REBATE
Mr. Kockefe'ler said that the
company guaranteed the Pennsylva
nia railroad a certain number of
Parrels of oil a year and in consid
eration the railroad company guar
inteed to pay back 10 per cent of
.be rate on the oil shipped.
Hr. Rockefeller said tthat the
Standard begun acquiring p pe lines
I interests n 1173 and increased its
ownership from time to time until
1877 when they were assemb’od in
to the United Pipe Line. A
A trust agreement made in 188:1
affecting the stockholders of the
Standard O 1 Company of Ohio and
Vilas, Keith and Chester as trustees
*a« put in evidence.
Mr. Rockefeller was shown a pool
mg contract for the distribution of
oil carryiug between different rail
roads, fixing rates on refined and
crude oH and contain* ng a provision
for "drtvwback'' to refiners for cer
ts’n shipments to seaboard. The
witness said the contract was drawn
to put the different refining points
on a parallel.
"The effect of this agreement was
that It would cost the man In
C'evelmd no more to ship refined
oil to seaboard than a shipment
made from some other point. It also
assures refiners that the same rates
for sU pment would be alike on all
lines,” said Mr. Rockefeller.
INJURY TO YALR'S AGGRKSSIVK
FOOTBALL PLA'FR IS SKHI
Now Haven. Conn., November 20.
—During light scrimmage and sig
nal practice of the Yale s<juad here
late yesterday John H. Kilpatrick,
Yale’s most aggress ve end, was se
rlouif.y Injured. He had to be t k
en to the Infirmary. In the signal
drill Kilpatrick jumped to get a
high pass, and fell on his knee.
The knee pan dropped and he alBO
twisted the knee so that he was un
ab'o to walk.
The effect of the injury to K lpat
rick wi.s so depressing that the
coaches decided not to continue the
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GRAND LODGE ADJOURNS
OIH> FFMX)WH MEETING NOW
BIT A PLEASANT MEMORY—
AlMOl'HN'MKNT C'AMK AT Mll»
\ IGJIT—NEW OFFICERS-RE
1HHIT OF RKREKAHH.
The meeting of the Grand I.«odge
of ;ho 1. O. O. F. in this city is now
but a memory, and a very p'easant
one. The delegates ao demeaned
themselves while here as to win
golden opntoiiB, and the hospitality
shown by our people was such as to
elicte from the visitors only words
of praise. There was no dlssatisfac
tlon on the part of any one so far
as wo know, und if the grand lodg *
wants to come here aga‘n it will
4)ud a warm welcome awa ting it.
The ilnal adjournment came last
midnight, after a busy day.
The eection of officer* was the
occasion of mu'-h Interesting work
by tho friends of the several can
didates. After a spirited contest
for several of the positions, notably
secretary, treasurer and warden,
tho following officers were elcted
and later installed:
Grand Master, J. L>. Marstelar,
L> puty Grand Master, Dr. D. P.
Grand Warden, E W. Rouse, New
Grand Secretary, E. A. U*Mlngs
Grand Treasurer, Geo. G. Stout,
Grand Representative, W. H. Ce
M. B. PostlethwaUe of this city
was placed In nomination for grand
ttiAaurer but withdrew his name.
Secretary riilllngslea was -e-elect
ed for the 26th t> rm. Ho was op
pose by J. W. MeCo.Ium, A. J. Wil
kinson and C F. Hard n E E Mar
tin, of this city, Dan Ounnoe, of
Wyoming county. E T. Llckllder, C.
J. Wilcox, H. F. Woody. Ford A
McFarland, O. J. F.ominfT, J. K.
Booth and E. J Davies opp s*‘d E W
House In his race for grand warden,
but the Wetzel man was successful.
A levy of twenty-five cents per
capita was made to bear the ex
penses of the grand lodg • and a levy
or $1.00 per cap'ta was la d for the
Odd Fellows flOTie fund. Tbs was
one of the important actions of the
day and of Interest to every Odd
Fellow In the state.
Pa t Orand representatives E. A
nilllngslea and Lee Relohelmer
were presen'ed with handsome J w
e» s. Past Orand Representative Rev.
W. f. Canter making the presenta
W. H. Cecil, retiring grand mas
ter and also presented with an elab
orate jewel. All the recipients re
sponded In neat speeches ‘oiling of
the pleasures tt gave them to re
ceive these handsome presents.
> The Old Fellows Friend, publish
ed by C. C. Pattlson, was adopted
as the official organ of the grand
lodge and by special resolutions the
grand lodge subscribed for copies
fo be sent to every subordinate
odge in the state.
fn the scramble for souvenirs aft
er adjournment of the grand lodge,
| C. K Chambers, of Martlnsburg.
editor of the Tomahawk, the offi
cial organ of the Red Men, was suc
ccssful for the second time in gel
ting the key. He captured It once
before and »s exceeding y proud of
Joseph II. I’urcell, of Wheeling,
and Oliver C. Alkiuson, of Colliers,
old frelnds of Senator bol White,
oi Mat,-wan. accoiupanl-d tbo a‘u
alor to h a home and will v ilt
The Kebenuh asucuib'y hojd a
night a salon In order to complete
the business. A rusol'i.lon was
passed, adopting the “Odd Fellow*
rrlend” pub '.shed in thin city, js
tho Oitficial or„un or the Kebekaha
The lollowlnt, o|lt<era w<;re ' i
Mrs. .May Curr nee, Clarksburg,
Mrs. EiizaLoth Curry, Huntington
Miss Jennie Hutchinson, grand
Mrs. Emiira Johnson, grand treas
Mth Hattie Honey, Colliers, grand
Mrs. Maynie Hay-«, grand mar
Mrs. Elizabeth Cooper grand
Mrs. Addle Clark, grand chap
Mrs. Amanda Adams, inside
Mary bartrug, outside guard.
Committees were appointed as fol
Printing committee—Mrs. Hattie
Roney, Mrs. Minnie Pat:Ison, Mrs.
Mini* e booth.
badge comm I tee—Annie SUootit,
Lizz e Johnson.
Executive committee J. C. Mans
barger, Wheeling, Mrs Anna. Hoff
iiran, Wheeling, Mrs. Emma Kioto,
A b-fitting resolution was offered
and adopted providing for the pre
Hen:<ation of a beautiful solid gold
past president jewel to Mrs. Ella P.
Chap.nan of Hartford, W. Va., who
has been u past president for a
number of years, and th h Is her
I5t1i successive year vis! Ing the
Grand Assembly. After tho con
clusion of the business session
aome beautiful addresses were made
by some of the Grand Ass mbly of
ficer#, after wl#cb the assembly ad
journed to tho reCep'ion room,
where Olive Rebekah Ixidge enter
in' ned them In royal style. Ice
cream, cake, fruits, candle*, nuts,
etc., were served in abundance.
The following are the members
of the Rebckah assembly with their
paces of rerfdrnce.
Miss I>ona Winner, Grantsvllle;
Mrs. Alice Hulderman, Elkins; Mrs,
May me Hayes, Morgantown; Mrs
l^ella Utterback, Thomas; Mrs. Ell
za McNew, Mora; Miss MlttlS Van
scoy, Kerenes; Mrs. K tty Suther
land. Charleston; Mrs Jenny Odell,
Ansted; Mrs. Minnie Booth, Hunt
ington; Miss Elizabeth Cooper. Ma
son; Mrs. Ella P, Chapman, Hart
ford; Mrs. Add e K. C-'ark, Parkers
burg; Mrs. Annie Hllcott, Parkers
burg; Miss Edna Roney, Colliers;
Miss Jennie Hutchinson, Charlewton;
Mrs. I). N, 8( hoppert, Hheph^rds
town; Ms. Mary Van FPet, Hunt
ington; Mrs. Mary Brown, Ct*redo;
Mrs. Elizabeth 8‘ephenson, Park
ersburg; Mrs. Eloshla Ca^o, Eliza
beth; Mra. Jane Klswick. Carbon
dale; Mrs. Anna llourhins, Huston;
Mrs. Ed Peery, Weston; Miss Whe]
Varner. Ravenswood; Mrs EHIa Cot
trell. Charleston; Mrs. Claudia B.
Mervln, Rt Marys; Mra. Emma
[Groen, Jackson; Mrs. A L. Goff,
Richard Croker, the old Tatum a
ny leader, who. la coming to New
York for a vl* t, and hla homo lu
Cowon; Mra. Akce Hopper, Huut
Ington; Mra. Gay Hansford, Troy;
Mr*. Emma Martin, Pike; Mra.
Amanda Adams, Stnlthville; Mra,
Mary L.. Bartrug, Uur‘on; Mrs. An
na M. Wells, Harryvllle; Mrs. Sadie
KuUeftcutter, Maaon; Mrs, May
Curronce, Clarkahurg; Mr«. Kllen*
h 1h Curry, Huntington; Mrs. • Km
niH Johnston. 8 HHonvIlle; Mra. Hat
tie Roney, Collier.
Tho meeting adjourned to meet
In Wheeling the (third Wednesday
In November 1909.
MARR TO FIGHT
THE V. P. I. BOARD
I’KOPKHHOIt OF C'lVIti KNG1
X KICKING AT ULACKHliritG
OIUMTH TO REMOVAL.
Hla ksburg. Va , Nov. 20. — Mem-i
hers are arriving hero for the rul
ing of the hoard of visitors of tho
V. I*. I. here today.
Trie chief matter before the board
n the resignation o.' Oo. It. A Marr
aa prof's or of civ I engineering In
the Institute. Although no state*
ment. can In- obtained from the
hoard It In well known that hla res
ignation was requested at the meet
ing of the board last June. tak*
effect at the end of the present ses
sion, for reasons deemed sufficient
for the board.
Col. Marr protests a;■ at n. L his ac
tion on the part of the board, and
ha* engaged lawyers to look after
hi* .ntereet at the meeting tomor
Hon It E. Hyrd is already here,
and Congressman K. W Saunders
Is also expected to r ‘present Profes
A m.-et ng of the executive com
mittee was held this a'ternoon to
audit the treasurer's report and at
tend to Borne pure y routine bust
POOR BUT HAPPY
TO CJIVK IT* FINE
BY OFVOTION TO K.tSTKItV
THAOTION IN'TF.ItFHTM OF IIIH
I»K AI) IHWrTIIFR.
Cleveland, Ohio, November 20.—
Mayor Tom I,. Johnson, who for
years has been credited with posses
sing a very large fortune, yeeterdaj
announced that he had loat ev“ry
thing and would be -compelled to
give up his beautiful home on Eu<
chd avenue and move .nto smaller
and logs expensive quarters. Tho
mayor also state that ha would five
up his automobllee and other luxu
ries, as hu could no longor afford to
His fortune was v/recl ed. the
mayor declared, by h'a devotion to
afTalrs of the estate or his dead
brother, Albert, who eras heavily
Interested In traction properties In
After Albert's death a question
waT put up to him whether ho
should r>u gn his office as cuayor
and take up tho management of Al
“I decided that I would not. 1
had entered tho fight In this city
with certain Ideals before me. 1
wauted to fight pr v:tego and Inter
est, and I had already decided to
give up working for dollars. So I
concluded to stay right here and
&> what 1 could to help my broth
er's children at long distance.
Why did 1 choose the course 1
did? 1 11 tell you. I wanted hap
piness and nothing e’so when 1
cloned up my bu«iaen« affairs, and
took up civic activity.
And I've been nappy, too.
‘ I’m go*ng To be happy yet, too.
We may have to go back to a cot
,a**» but that a the way wo started
and wo can look upon Who just aa
Joyfully a« we did In tho big house
oil Euclid avenue.
KILLING TKN MEN AM) WOUND
ING MANY MOKK.
Now York,. Nov. 20.—Ten men
were killed lu an explosion of a gns
ni» n in Gold stret this uwrnlng.
A score of laborers on tftp pipe
were blown in all directions. When
the ambulance Mur*eon« picked
them up and began treating them
trn bodies were found to be dead.
Several had their heads uud Units*
blown from their bodies. A tower
of flame shot up In tho u'.r for more
than a hundred feet and at one time
bu Idlng adjacent wore threatened.
IX THE MH’KT OP A WAK Ub>
TWKKN NATIVK TltlliKH.
Victoria, D. C., Nov. 20.—N.»wa
of * revolt in the Caroline Islands
was brought here today by the
steamship Vloano from Australia.
Nation of 1‘oriapea are at war
among themselves. One war ship
has already been dispatched to the
scene of the trouble and three more
have btv n appealed for to the Ger
man government. Several massa
cres have taken place and more
troub’e Is anticipated.
WHAT THK (JKHMAN SMPKROll
®AID TO DR. HALE—"EXO«
LAND A TIUlTOli TO WHITE
**AN’8 CAUSE''—1)11 HALE EN
London, Nor. 20.— (Qpoclal Oa
Me. copyright by Amertoan-Jour
nal) The Brining Journal's corre
spondent han learned exactly the
purport of tho lutorv'.ww between
Kalaer William and Dr. William
Haynrd Hale, which wait suppressed
by the Century Maguslao through
entreallca of tho Gorman govern
ment. In that famous Interview the
emperor said he hah'd England and
tho "yellow peril” and that be be
loved that tho United State* and
Japan would be at war within tea
years. The Emperor detlared Bug
land a traitor to tho white man'*
enuae. He predlctod that ahe would
ultimately lose many of her colou'ea
through a treaty with Japan. There
la a complete understanding be
tween William and Roosevelt con
cerning the can't; they wlah to di
vide tho «*>tt again at I tael f by
becoming rt ogn> r.e.1 friend* of Chi
na. A high Chinese official, the
emperor sa'd, would shortly Tin t
both Amerhii and Germany. Terme
will then be 7iiado known guuran
1 toeing protection and tho Integrity
of Chinn and tho open door. The
Emperor said that every statesman
r allxed that ltuss> a In her great
struggle with Japan wan really fight
Ing the wli te man's cauae, fighting
it miserably. lie oxpn‘aw.>d sympa
thy for Rusara. If Japan be suffer
ed now to get control of China Eu
rope will suffer an attack. Whoa
tho points of tho artio'e appearing
today waa shown Dr. Hale he de
nied that they contained the facta
of hH article. However, the alory
1* halleved to be true.
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