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The Madison daily leader. [volume] (Madison, S.D.) 1890-current, November 20, 1908, Image 1

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Continues on Stand in Gov
eminent Sail
Hud of Big Corporation Completes
His Direct Testimony, Always In
sisting That Acquisition of Compet
ing Concerns Was to Meet Increas
ing Demand—Talks to Reporters
About Laws of Health.
New York, Nov. 20.—Brought to
bay by tht government's stroke at
the vitals of the world's greatest cor
poration Jobn D. Rockefeller, supreme
dictator of the Standard Oil company,
purred soft answers to the consider
ate Questions of his own counsel when
the hearing was resumed before Unit
ed States Commissioner Ferris at the
customs house.
The courtroom to which the hear
ing had been transferred, owing to the
enormous crowd of newspaper men
and spectators, was packed to suffo
catioA long before the director of the
oil trust arrived with Attorneys Mil
burn and Rosenthal.
"I want ao/ ask you," began Attor
ney Milburn, after Mr. Rockefeller
had signified his readiness, "whether
or not the uncertainty of the cost and
supply of the raw material had any
bearing upon the expansion of the
Standard Oil company of Ohio?"
"It most certainly did," replied the
witness, with pronounced attention to
the choice of his words. "It exerted
a great influence at that time and
continues to have an important bear
ing upon all our operations."
Under the vigilant guidance of At
torney Milburn the witness related
the purchase of 'he refining plant and
dock property of the Long Island Re
fining company and of numerous other
deals made by the big corporation.
Rockefeller's direct examination was
completed when the afternoon session
Chats With Newspaper Men.
During the noon intermission Mr.
ItMktfeller chatted with the news
paper men about the care of his
health. He said:
"When I was a young man I used
to work day and night, but I never
forgot that I had a stomach. You can
work long hours if you are careful
about what you eat. I was always
careful about what I put into my
stomach and today I have cause to be
very grateful for it. I never felt In
better health than today, as a result
of rigidly adhering to a policy of a
careful diet when I was a boy. I ad
vise any one who wants to keep his
health to do the same. Then when
you young men get to be seventy
years old you will be able to keep
up your work.
"I never felt beter in my life than I
do now. For the last twenty years I
have kept out of doors as much as
possible and to that practice, coupled
with a careful diet, I attribute my
excellent health."
Asked If sitting In the witness chair
giving testimony for such a long
period tired him he replied:
"Not in the slightest. It has not
begun to gpow irksome yet"
Rockefeller Has Pleasant Outlook for
New York, Nov. 20.—While John D.
Rockefeller may have several more
trying days ahead of him as a wit
ness in the government suit against
the Standard Oil company in progress
here he certainly has a pleasant out
look for Thanksgiving. According to
present plans there will be a big
Thanksgiving day dinner and celebra
tion and a general family reunion at
the new Rockefeller mansion on Po
cantlco hills, in Westchester county.
While John D. Rockefeller, Jr., and
family have occupied the new place
for some time the Thanksgiving re
union, it is said, will be the first offi
cial house warming.
Among the guests will be Rev.
Charles F. Aked, pastor of the Fifth
Avenue Baptist church, which Mr.
Rockefeller attends, and his wife. It
Is said that Mr.' Rockefeller is in such
good health that he will not even
forego the pleasure of mince pie and
Ot&er dainties.
Forest Fires ContlndSt
Lexington, Ky., Nov. 20.—Disas
trous forest fires continue to rage in
the Knobs section of Boyle county.
The fires have been under way for
three days and more than a hundred
men are on duty constantly fighting
to save residences and other build
ings. The damage alieady amounts
to many thousands of dollars. Sim
ilar conditions prevail in many East
ern Kentucky counties and great dUfe
•f* ku also been done ti&tffc
'Mayor of Cleveland Announces Loss
of Fortune.
Cleveland, Nov 20.—Mayor Tom L.
Johnson, for years reputed to be a
millionaire several times over, has
announced that his entire fortune had
been lost. He said that he would be
compelled to dispose of his home on
£uclid avenue and also to dispose of
Ills automobiles. He added that a
•A ry
large part of his fortune had been
spent In an effort to save the proper
ties left by the late Albert Johnson,
his brother.
It is stated that Mayor Johnson lost
approximately $400,000 this year in
connection with his interests at Lo
rain, O.
The Deposits' Savings and Trust
company, of which Mayor Johnson wan
president, passed into the hands of
two local banking concerns on Mon
day last.
New Administration to Continue
Work ot Reform.
Peking, Nov. 20.—An official of the
foreign board of the government, in
reply to a direct request, gave formal
assurance that the new administra
tion would promote with vigor the re
forms inaugurated by the late em
peror, Kwang Hsu. A number of
edicts with a political bearing have
been promulgated since Nov. 15 and
they all show that a progressive and
modern government for the Chinese
empire is intended. Several specific
reforms already have been entailed
for fulfillment under the regency of
Prince Chun.
New Chinese Rulers Handled Recent
Crisis Admirably.
Peking, Nov. 20.—Prince Ching,
president of the board of foreign af
fairs, has forwarded direct to Presi
dent Roosevelt a personal letter in
the name of Pu Yi, the infant em
peror of China, setting forth the crisis
through which the throne has passed
during the last week. Similar letters
have been sent to all the other pow
ers friendly to China. These com
munications make an appeal for sym
pathy for and understanding of the
new rulers of China and emphasizes
the efficiency with which the events
of the past week have been con
Several of the foreign legations
here have expressed their surprise
and gratification at the manner in
which the government is managing
the situation. It had been expected,
up to the present time, that the death
of the dowager empress would pre
cipitate trouble, but the way in which
the new government has assumed its
responsibilities has created confi
dence among the diplomatists and
many of the foreign observers de
clare that China has done as well un
der these trying circumstances as
could any other government confront
ed with similar difficulties.
The provinces still are quiet and
the governmental machine continues
to work well.
Netherlands Proposes to Advocate Its
The Hague, Nov. 20.—The govern
ment of The Netherlands has pro
posed to advocate the convocation of
an international committee to arrange
for a third peace conference.
During a debate in parliament on
the foreign office budget Foreigh Min
ister Van Swlnderen made a general
statement on international politics, in
the course of which he said he had
declined to ask the powers for a dec
laration of neutrality in the case of
The Netherlands, explaining that such
a course would have been Incompati
ble with the Independence of Holland.
Radicals Defeat His Motion
n Convention.
Adveevte rSyetem of W8n»Wii*Hancc
When Courts Issue Injunctions in
Labor Disputes—Head of Federation
Believes in Fighting When a Judge
Invades His Rights as a Man and
Denver, IfW. f#.—fft a test on
the report of the committee on report
of the president at the American Fed
eration of Iabor convention Presi
dent Gompers was defeated in his de
sire to have that portion of the re
port on "litigation harrassing labor"
referred back to the committee. The
committee recommended a more dras
tic stand than Mr. Gompers approve!
of and an amendment was offered re
storing the original meaning of the
president's report, which on this sub
ject said:
"If the situation is to become so
acute let us personally, as best we
can, defend our rights in the courts,
taking whatever consequences may
When the committee's report on
the president's report was taken up
President Gompers resigned the chair
to Joseph F. Valentine, seventh vice
president of the federation.
It was decided to take up the re
port of the committee on president's
report seratum. Each subject in the
president's report was commented
upon and approved by the committee
and as the reading proceeded the con
vention endorsed the recommenda
tions of the committee.
The action of President Gompers,
as told in his report, in regard to the
Buck Stove and Range company in
junction, was unanimously endorsed
by a rising vote.
There was no discussion of the
committee's report until the subject
"Litigation Harrassing Labor" was
On this subject the committee de
clared that when a Judge issues an
injunction In labor disputes it is the
duty of organized labor to disobey
and go to jail and advised that the
funds of the organization be not used
to defend any such suit because it
would be a useless expenditure.
An Amendment Offered.
James Duncan of the granite cut
ters' organization, first vice president
of the federation, opposed the recom
mendation. He said union men are
law abiding citizens and should pro
ceed like any other citizens to de
fend themselves at all hazards. He
moved to strike out the words advis
ing the labor men to disobey the in
Other delegates spoke in support of
or In opposition to the report and
President Gompers then took a hand
in the debate.
"If the men and women who have
been cited in injunction suits had
shown a craven spirit I should en
courage all to resist this invasion of
his rights, but I know of no such
case," said Mr. Gompers. "I take it
the intention of the committee was
to make the situation acute. It is not
necessary for us to make the situa
tion acute. Our enemies have done
this and will continue to do this for
us. They will want their pound of
flesh and their greed and avarice will
be their own undoing.
"When an injunction is issued
against me which invfcdes my rights
a? a man and a citizen I am going to
resist that injunction."
Mr. Gompers suggested that the en
tire matter be referred back to the
committee and a motion to that effect
was made from the floor. The propo
bltioo to refer back to the committee
was defeated by an overwhelming
Big Tobacco Deal Pending.
Louisville, Nov. 20.—From sources
entirely trustworthy the statements
come that only a fraction of a cent a
pound stands between the American
Tobacco company and the Burley To
bacco society in closing the biggest
deal ever made in tobacco. The clos
ing of the deal will mean that the
company will take over nearly all the
tobacco in the burley pool, amounting
to 50,000,000 or 60,000,000 pounds, in
volving in the neighborhood Of $10,••
Bondsman to Bs Examined.
San Francisco, Noy. 20.—William
J. Dingee, reports regarding whose
financial affairs have caused some
comment and who qualified jointly
with Thomas H. Williams for $180,000
on the bonds of former Mayor
Schmitz, enabling the latter to obtain
bis release from custody, was cited by
Superior Judge Dunne to appear in
court on Saturday for examination as
to his present Qualification as a bonds
Testifies at Length in Trial of Ray
Laporte, Ind., Nov. 20.—Slow prog
ress was made In the trial of Ray
Lamphere. charged with the murder
of Mrs. Belle Gunness. Sheriff Smut
zer spent the entire morning on the
stand, most of the time being given
over to the cross-examination, which
•licited no new points.
Sheriff Smutzer told of the finding
of the ten bodies in Mrs. Gunness'
graveyard and also told of the sluic
ing by Gold Miner Schultz of the
ashes from the ruins, as the result of
which many watches, pieces of jew
elry, Mrs Gunness' gold teeth and
bridge work, bracelet, penknife,
pocketbook clasps, etc., were found.
All of these articles were introduced
and identified by the witness.
On cross-examination it was brought
out that Mrs. Gunness had visited the
sheriff's office three times during the
winter with reference to the annoy
ance Lamphere was causing her and
It was on these occasions when he
•bserved the rings which were of
fered in evidence as having been!
found on the fingers of the adult
body. Efforts of Attorney Worden
who conducted the cross-examination,
to entangle the witness or get him to
change any statemeuts made en
examination failed.
Firat Appearance on Streets of St.
Petersburg Since 1904.
St. Petersburg, Nov. 20.—The fu
neral in St. Petersburg of Grand Duke
Alexis, who died in Paris Nov. 14. will
be attended by Emperor Nicholas in
person. His majesty will follow the
casket on foot through the streets of
the city. This will be the first time
the emperor has been seen on the
streets of St. Petersburg since 1904
and the fact is a striking testimonial
of the progress made in appeasing the
Musician Who Deserted to Wed
., Miss 6orma
Washington, Nov. 20.—Having been
adjudged guilty of desertion from th»
navy by a courtmartial at Philadel
phia Secretary Metcalf hat approved
the sentence ki the case of Charles
Hartlove, musician, first class (alias
C. J. Magness), who left the service
in order to marry the daughter of the
late Senator Arthur P. Gormarf of
The pnlshment to be meted out to
the young man is imprisonment for
one year at the naval prison, Porte
mouth, N. H., at the end of which he
is to be dishonorably discharged he
is to perforin police duties during his
confinement and to forfeit all pay ex
cept a small sum for necessary prison
expenses. By good behavior Magness
may reduce his actual servitude to
eight months.
The plea put up by Magness' coun
sel was that Magness "was in a state
of mind that might be called delirium
of anticipation of his honeymoon."
Independent Fertilizing Companies
Plan New Project.
Saw York, Nov. 20.—Represent*
(tves of the leading independent fer
tilizer companies of this country and
abroad will hold a series of meetings
in this city during the next few days
to perfect plans for the formation of
a $50,000,000 stock company under the
New Jersey laws. That the projected
corporation will be of an international
character is suggested by the intima
tion that Herman Schmittmann of
Germany is to be its first president.
It was stated that the capital stock
will be divided evenly in preferred
and common shares and that ne bonds
Twill be issued.
The Tennessee Copper company and
the banking house of Lewlsobn Bros
of this city are understood to ha the
prime movers in the project.
Japanese Loan a Success
London, Nov. 20.—The Japanese
loan, in the shape of an issue of $10,
000,000 in 5 per cent bonds of the In
dustrial bank of Japan with the guar
antee of the Japanese government
has been an instantaneous success
Subscriptions were closed in two
hours. The amount was oversub
scribed five times. The issue price is
97. The money is required for the de
velopment of Korean roada, harbors,
waterworks, etc.
Passengers and Craw Safe.
New Orleans, Nov. 20.—Word has
reached here via wireless that the
United Fruit company's handsome
new steamer Cartago is piled up on
the Utila reefs, off the coast of Hon
duras. The steamer Joseph Vaccarro
of the Vaccarro line has gone to the
assistance of the stranded vessel,
whose passengera tad craw are ra
fWtad saved.
Pure in
the can
Pure in the
Try if
Persian Nationalists Retire.
St. Petersburg. Nov. 19.—A dispatch
received here from Julfa, on the fron
tier between Persia and Russia, says
that a battalion of a Caucasian rifle
regiment has arri»fed there to guard
the frontier. Upon learning of the
coming in of these reinforcements the
detachment of Persian nationalists
that were reported last week as throw
ing up fortifications around Julfa re
tired hastily to Alladar, ten miles to
the south.
Ptftte Saloon Dynamltf*
Butte, Mont., Nov. 19.—The Jewel
saloon in the Tenderloin district was
dynamited by unknown persona 8
badly wrecked. Several of th#
mates had narrow escapes.
Heney's Condition Satisfactory.
San Francisco, Nov. 19.—The con
dition of Francis J. Heney Is reported
as very satisfactory. His tempera
ture is norm:il and there aie no un
favorable jsymptoms.
Hows Thia?
We offer One Hundred Dollars Kts
ward for any case of Catarrh that car
not he cured by Hall's Catarrh Cure
F. J. Cheney & Co., Toledo, O
We, the i:udersign d, have known F.
J. Cheney for tt e last 15 sears, ami b»
ieve him perfectly honorable in a'
business transactions, and financial'!,,
able to carry out any obligations mad
by his firm. Walding Kinnan 4 Marvit
Wholesale Di uggists, Toledo, U
Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken intei
nally, acting directly upon the blood
and mucas surfaces of the system. Tes
timonials sent free. Price 75c per
bottle. Sold by all druggist**,
Take Hall's Family Pills fair
It isn't so difficult to strengthen a
weak stomach if one goes at it cor
ectly And this is true of Heart and
Kidneys. The old fashioned way of
dosing the Stomach or stimulating the
Heart or Kidneys is surely wrong! Dr.
Slioop first pointed out this error "(Jo
to the weak or ailing nerves of these
orgars", said he. Each inside organ
has its controlling or "inside nerve."
When these nerves fail then those or
gnns must surely falter Thin vital
truth is leading druggists everywhere
to dispense and rocommend Ir. Shoop's
Ilwsforative. A few days test will surely
tell S4W by Chris Schutz
No Case on liecord^V
There is no case on record of a cough
or cold resulting in pm umonia or con
sumption after Foley's Honey and I'ar
hvs been taken, as it will stop your
cough and break up your cold quickly.
Refuse any but the genuine Foley's Hon
ey and Tar in a yellow package. Con
tains no opiates and is safe and sure. J,
H. Anderson.
Rev. I. W. Williamson Testifies
Rev. I. W. Williamson, Huntington,
W. Va., testifies a» follows "This is to
certify that I used Foley's Kidney Rem
edy for nervous exhaustion and kidney
trouble, and am free to to say that Fol
ev's Kidney Remedy will do all you
all you claim for it." J. H. Anderson.
Fashionable Milliner
My New Fall Stock
has arrived and if
ready for inspection
by the ]ladies of this
community.t] lYou are
cordiallyj 'invitedj to
—Manufacturer of—
Fine Furs
609 4th Street,
Orders for .Special Work
©i» "i
'inlaw fin
PHONE 225|
|We have exclusive tale ofj
At 35c per pound
Alii "601D MEDAL" COffEl
At 25c per pound
The Best in Good Groceries
of All Kinds
In MONTANA we have several tracts, including great
JUDITH and LAKE RASIN districts, where the conditions for
GRAIN and STOCK raising are not second to any place in the
whole UNITED STATES, in the LAKE BASIN district the
Government LANDS was only opened for HOMESTEADS April
23rd, 1908, and you can procure just as good a FARM of 160 as
you ever saw anywhere. Just talk with parties that went there
with us Oct. 20th, 08, who got HOMESTEADS and purchased of
us LAND. Others are going, WHY NOT YOU?
Call at Office in I. O. O. F. Block or
Foldon And Information.
Crist Rensch,
Poeumoma Follows a Cold
but never follows the use of Foley's
Honey and Tar.
heals sod strei
vents pnenmoul
uuwis ui« hbo w oiey s
ar. It stops the
Mifrtbess the lungs and pre
J. H. Anderson.
kt-' f-
F. G. Ball and f. Stoltzman
Insurance Lands City Property
We have a large list of LAKE COUNTY
FARMS for SALE at Reasonable Prices.
We have in CITY PROPERTIES Momm splen
did values, in fact real SNAPS. S
We have in SOUTH DAKOTA several THOUSANDS of acres and
on easy terms, and in NORTH DAKOTA we have improved or
unimproved farms at very low prices, terms to suit purchaser,
can sell you« tine farm on CROP PAYMENT plan, one fralf the
crop each year, no CROP no PAY, also we can furnish you with
COWS on time and give you a chance to pay for them, and you all
and MONTANA is raisiajf the GRAIN and STOCK.
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There are many points
about the construction
of the Stewart Heater
superior to other
makes in regard to
heating— consuming
We have been selling
stoves for the past
thirty years, always
alert in buying the
best brands to recom
mend to our customers
The Hardware Myu
Stimulation Without Xniteffean
That is the wstcb
1st Foley's Oriao 4,^.,
feaases and
out irritation in any fora. J. H. Aodst*
Makes fetter

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