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lAaYOAPITAL 1 THAT MERGER CASE Has Finally Reached the United States Supreme Court Attorneys File a Brief Little Brief of One Hundred and Eighty Pages Washington, Doc. U. The brief of tfto United States in the appeal of the Northern Securities Company, from tho decision In favor of the United States, delivered by the circuit court of Minnesota, was filed In tho supremo court today. Knox and Day submit- i.-u wiiuon argumont covoring ISO pages. Tho questions of law arising which they desire afflrmed, are: First as the combination has boon accom plished through tho securities com pany, Is it a violation of the anti ; trust law? .Secend: Have- tho de fendants monopolized, or attempted to monopolize, and part of tho inter state or foreign commerce of the United States? Third: Was the re lief granted by the circuit court au thorized by law? If bo thav nn.n,i either of the first two and the third question should be answered In the nnirmntlvo, and tho docroes of the cir cuit court must be affirmed. They ar gue that the anti-trust act Is not pri marily a criminal statuto but is framed for the defeat of subterfugos designed to cvado it. Tho brief characterizes as absurd mai ine two great railways, tho Groat Northern and Nortftorn Pacific, who aro naturally competitors, should compete after both wore subject to tho same control. It says It is not to tho Interest of tho stockholders that one frond should prosper at the other's ex- pense, as they received dlvlilnnds hv pooling tho earnings of both. It In ! not posslblo to conceive a morn offno. tivo method for combininc eomneHMvn IK interests, and for suppressing compo- iiiion uuiwecn nvnis wno aro natural ly competing business cornoratlons. lit says tho circuit court took tho most iiogicai course, that of onto n nc the pyoting of tho stocks of tho two com ipnnles at tho securities meetings, or Sfrora paying dividends to tho securi ties. RUSSIA HOLDS fast! S Jlt' ! t-v ting such an econom yoke aUm" It is stated that tho Standard Oil Company ha. now aband ned its inten Hon. of camihhr .-ii, ...... .i. latin.. n "'" ""' ul ""J ex isting oil ennrnrna nf nn...i. t.. t),.l I..II .:. "wuuiuuiu, UUl --., wng me country has large and valuable ni flni.ip .. . .. discovered, the company will endeavor ,0 obtain them for Its European trade. FEW iNFANJS TO BAPTISE. Rich Mother Do Not Want Them, Says an Episcopal Bishop. Indianapolis, Ind., Don 14. Eplsco pa Bishop Francis, of the diocese of i-i i . u?-mre "'at tlio shortage of babies ; m the church is alarming nnd mat the homos of wealthlar mumi.n of the church have an nvrn nf le. Willfnn- ta I a l n. me SALEM' OREGON, MONDAY, DECEMBER 14, 1903. Iri TAKES -- ---- NO. 287. i "-" '" i Insists on Right to Keep Troops in Northern Korea SHORT RECESS colonel of engineers, and will be as signed to duty with a regiment of en Sincere In Southern Franca The Kaiser All Right. Berlin. Doc U-Presldent of the Hoichstng Uallestrnm announced o that body that In company with two vice-presidents he hmi lion r,vii., u me KnisvT mis morning. Tho 6m peror talked nonrly an hour in a clear strong volco. The relehstaK creetml about ono child to tho fnmii.- "Women in-tho finer homos do not ..,!.. ,""; "" "live a con stantly Increasing numbor of adult baptisms, but the baptism of infants s decreasing. This is not because they do not have their babies baptized but became there are fewor babies. l ho Living Church Annual, tho finis copal almanac for the year, just pub lished, shows how alarming Is this shortagj! of babies In the church. Tho iiuuiuor or uaptisms of Infants has deerensod GO per cent In 14 years, mis Is In rtio face of an Incroaso of communicants. "Net only Is there a shortage of ba- " hi our cnurcn nut all over the land In tho wealthiest homes. It ap pears like a repetition of the enreor oi r ranee. Forty Below In Minnesota. St. Paul. Minn.. TW u Tiw. Northwest experienced tho coldest weather of the season today, the ther mometer ranging from 40 tn 24 .. grece below zero at the various sta tions of the weather bureau. There Is apparently no prospect of Immediate relief. Trains on all railroads are delayed because of tho Intense cold. In this city the minimum was 23 degroes be low, reached early thlB morning. The maximum ror tno day was minim nleht degreea Toward night the mercury again began to settio in tho tube, and nt 9 o'clock stood at 12 bolow. Cold In Chicago. Chicago, Dec. 14. Tho weather rec ords this morning show tho presont cold wavo breaks all records for tho first half of December In 27 years. It was 13 degroes bolow last night. There havo been three deaths and 13 Injured by falls or freezing. Street car lines aro working with dlfQculty today. Tramps and tho homoloss nre shel tered at tho polico stations. Thero is an opldomlc of diphtheria, and tho mortality is assuming largo propor Indignation In New Zealand. London, Dec. 14. Tho correspond I ent of tho Dally Mall, at Wellington. from N, Z., says Premlor Soddon has drawn Colonlnl Secrotary Lyttleton's ntton Standard Oil Blocked. Vienna. TiPP. 14 Dnnnrla Bucharest imllpntn thnt thn Slnmlnnl ' Oil Company is meeting with much op-!tion to tho case of Hnrpor. tho New position in Its efforts to obtnln a foot- J Zonlnnd bank clerk, who was provejit- Ing in Roumanla. At a private moot- ed by the United Uatos labor laws flng of tho supporters of the govorn- from landing nt aan Francisco. The Ktnont, M atourdza. prosldont of the correspondent adds that tho caso has council of ministers, dcclnrod that tho, created great Indignation, and that Americans had como to Itoumanla for Etho purpose of monopolizing tho na Ftesh Naval Oranges hemotid f'Qc Doen Premier Seddon has doclarod that such troatment will not bo tolerated. 4 154 SUte St Phone 1971 Mala Bombs In the Bricks. Nw York, Dec. II. Two dynnralte bombs, each containing a pound of explosive, were found In n pile of bricks on West Forty-third street to day. Contractors believe it put there by members of tho housesmltks' un ion who are seeking revenge for Pnrtoa ImnrtannmAnt Tim lirlnbtf I were for use on tho Acker-Terrell VUtillUlt UIIIIMIUK. VIIU Ul HUB liriu buildings was dynamited last night l I Waterloo, III., Dec. .14. John OTtourke. en route homo last night, was frozen to death. He was found today entangled In a barb wire fence, from which he had evidently been too weak to break looeo. H4ffrtftae-HPioaieiH A CREDIT MERCHANT Games Two Stocks of Goods One In the store ths other scattered among his credit custom ers. Carrying customers on the books Increases the cost of doing business. It's one of the things that compel merchants to get high prices from those who pay. Why don't ysu pay cash and bs independent. Trade where prices are figured tin a spot cash basis. m if YORK IU Pi I ill VI n i Is Salem's Cheapest One-Price Cash Store. Quality Is always the first consideration with us. Reliable merchandise sold 15 to 25 per cent cheaper than at "regular stores' keeps us growing. Havo you seen our line of Holiday Novelties? We sell them on tho same margin of profit as regular line. rvnf nl.t ff vnur holiday shoooina till the last day. The assort- X ment Is better now and the prices will never bo lower. Two rooms full of goods suitable for practical present if you prefer 'them to the fancy novelties. E. T. BARNES, Proprietor i Southern Part- Korea's Desires Are Not Considered Paris, Doc. 14. It is roported that Russia, in roply to tho Japanoso noto, maintains her demand for a free clr dilation of troops In Northern Coroa, giving Jnpan In return a free haud In Southern Corn. Tim Mn..i,...i- question Is still pending. The Cyanide Process. San Francisco. Don u n tt,r. W. Hamilton, aged C8, suicided by taking cyanido of imtnaatiim nf i.iu olilce in the Parrott building, at noon. His body was found by his partner. He was a prominent physician. Britain Would Buy Ships. London, Dec. 11. It Is reported that the Drltish admiralty has mnde an oiler to tho Argentine Republic to buy the two cruisers Rlvndavia and Mor ona, now being built at Genoa for Uiat government. Fields In Congo State. HrUSSollS. Dec. 14. Tho nnnnnn ment Is made hero that rich gold nelds have been discovered In thn nn. go statu Cctorress Will Adjourn Sf'-i' Sf&ssE t ww uui nujvuill with the exception of tho Socialists, u,iiine iNiaeteentn for Christmas a The; Country Will Try . Survive and the Con -gresbional Record Won't Be Missed to Washington. Dec. 14. Tho house to- day adopted a resolution providing for a Christmas recess from Saturday, tho IDth to January 4th. It resumed consideration of,tho poslon bill. Tho senate passed a resolution naming Hnla chaplain, and Morcnn urosontod a resolution bearing on tho Isthmian' who were silent. England Is Interested. London. Dee. 14. There wn n onhi net meeting this morning to discuss Russia's reply to Japan. Tho Japanese minister says he 1ms rweived the con tents of the roply. but la unable to make them public. He believes, how ever, the Issue will bo peaceful. No Exhibit from 8paln. Madrid, Dec 14. Spain will not participate In tho St. Louis Exposition. una iicciwoii was roaoiiod at a cabi net meeting, tho rensoii given being that thero would not be suluclent tlmu to complete oporntlonB. Want Copyright In United 8tates. Chrlstlanln, Norway, Dec. 14. Tho Norwegian Authois' Association has passod fosolutlonB In favor of con cluding a convrlRht affreeniont with th . w.wt uvmiiih UM lllU lOUUUIUU ' tt. I. . r . " ' w -.--.- .-. -w canal situation, which wont to tho unil0U a,fltCB- tames American Goods Burned. Mote. Alsace-Loralne, Dec. 14. Fire today destroyed a customs warohouso hor,y which contained, among other things, a quontlty of American bacon and olh The loss Is estimated at $G00.-000. Killed In Spanish Train Wreck. Madrid. D(c- 14. The collapse of nu ombankmont, near Cordova today, derailed a train. Fourteon persona were killed and many injured. DEALS WITH JANITOR Colombia's Represent ative Has to Talk to Understrappers A Panama's People Dine Witlu .Teddy but General Reyes Can Not Raise the Strenuosity. Washington. Dec 14. Reyus called at the stnto dopoYtmont this morning, uuil had a conforsneo with Assistant; Secretary I-oomls. Ho assured tho latter Colombia would prubably not begin liosllltl9a at all, and cortnlnljr not unlll It had received his roply on the result of his Washington mission. auxiliary cruiser Prairie which tolled Dreyfus to Be Reinstated. 'from (lunntanamo yesterday, nrrlvett Londo-, Dee. 14. The PariB corre- here today. . The supply Bhlp Culgoe spundent of the Ionnon Dally Chron- hns gone to meet ths Meet at Culobra lele states that it hns been decided - thnt so soon as the court of cassation Battleship Ball for Culebra. declares the Innocence of Captain Al , Cunantnnnmo. Dea 14. The United fred Dreyfus, as it seems likely to oc- States bnttioshlps Kearsarge, lilt- cur sojon, the former dlsgraceii olllwir ols and Alabama and tho converted will bo reinstated In the French army, yacht Scorpion sailed today for Cule wlll bo given tho rank of lieutenant- urn. Helen Gould Won't Accept, St. Inils, Dee. 14. Helen Uould to day notified her friends that sho Cruiser Prairie at Colon. N"' .,""V,"L.T..r0,ia"V" "i Colon. Dec. 14.-The United States xXx 'Vi iviiinrv nmiMP iui. wt.i.1, .niioi oriauy managers ior me worms Fair, to Hucoeed Mrs. James Dlalr. Charged With Grafting. Chicago, Dee. 14. Acting on the evidence submitted by counsel for the graft committee, Chief O'Neill today suspended Lieut Mulcahy and Patrol man Martini from the polico foroo on a charge of grafting the red-light district. rrTTmiTTiirnwrrwiiMiiMii i'Mahhi Police Patrol FREE To tho boy under 14 years of ngo guessing nenreat tho num ber of seeds in the pumpkin. Uomo ou boys and register. gxvmaKK. OPEN EVENINQ8 TILL CHRISTMAS x&SJ( oS7lieiieiSdS Doll Go-Cart FREE To tho girl under yonra of iigo guoj-Hing noitrest tho num ber of eeoils in tho pumpkin. Como on girls and register. 1 SM ' Ml I1 l Tie Greatest Stopping Center THE BUSY in the Willamette Valley CORNER IN COMPLETE HOLIDAY DRESS Yuletlde headquarters for everything nlvable In the gift-giving line. The doing here this season are unparalleled In the history of our growth, This Is a "Christmas Store." Where all the taxing problems may bo solved; where every penny will do IU work surprisingly well, and every dollar will buy two dollars worth of satisfaction this space Is filled with gifts which mske suitable, and pleasing presents for everybody. We cannot describe everything by name we couldn't do It If we filled tho entire paper but we can give a few hints from each department, which hinges on Yuletlde presents. Do not forget that the store Is packed with novelties of every description, especially suitable for holiday buying. Big boya and girls, little boys and girls, fathers, mothers, the "sisters, cousins and aunts" lit fact everybody, shall and must share In this holiday stock. Bric-a-Bfic A representation from the larg est factories In the world. Most beautiful gifts far the housekeeper who takes pride in her home. liric-a-Drac. such as Itoyal Vienna. Tejtllu, Imperial Austria, Iiohetnl an. Redwood, Cardanlan, Pedes tals. Oriental Statuette, etc. Such l'yro Btohed Tshourcttee, great variety, all handsomely executed, 17.50 down to $2.00. Jardluore from the Japanese and Old World schools of art. $7.50 down to $1.25. Fancy Cups pretty lelinis, 08e down to and itaueere, all finest ware, 'from Oc 1'lctures exnot renruduetloiiB if the world's greatest masterpieces. $9.8o to 5c as II ii ! T - i Out Toy Village Which has grown to such large proportions, In such a little time, Is ready with the prettiest little dames and youths, and the most wonderful or mechanical toys that delight, not ouly tho youngster, but tho grown folks as well. Human Ingenuity has been taxed to Its utmost this year to turn out u running automobile, new style en gines, ete., but, to the credit of the toy-makers, it can b said that they have been eiual to tho emergency. IM 8unta Clans give the children these: ' Upright steam engine, with eteql boiler, from H.ou to eft, Mechanical rellrmcd tralN, three roueuee, Bin. ion una ihdbw, $5.00. Winding locomotive, west fa vorite. 40c. Mechanical train an4 track, very sood. 50c' Mechanical steamboat, a perfeat Hrietlon toys tfcat walk, wrf Hfe Hke, 1UC pretty bits add much toward msk Ing your home cosy and wtmfort I moiS wiBr wjj, tkt boys punr. ivh b lull is mw .Mil ti.tw. 7AC Bocunu uour. iiuiii riaiuiH are priced anywhere from $1J4 down to thafe we show at 36c Genuine Iiuhemlan Spun vojhni. very pretty. From $LW down to nice one at 50c. Fedora Dined vbs r. all shatwts very attraetlre. (row $lJt down to 15c. Redwood pieces, the lataet In decorated vase hhwmwI vnlues, $1.9i, down to 65c Rsval AuetrUs Vases In very pretty design, from $IJH) down to e . Oriental 8tatMUM. In alt t he popular models, fintohed In Oriental stylo, $iaC to MM. Mernaalrnl cflMblng miller, very unlquw Mochanlral seal, raas m tlw (lour, very natural. 35c Majle lanterns, afford 1U of amusement. 50c MechsHleal steam fir entiiie. I f Tvsfc: ' will throw water. $2J50. Muohanleal nhonograpb, a great musteal onUN'tAlHor. 35c M whs nle I torpedo boat, ty rapid. 35c. Xmas. Fineries A swelldom of beau Iful, and ob! Isv spinn gnu sirb as FINE CLOVES. ' In oxsjmMU colorings and modtfl HtUng. NEOKWEAn FOR WOMEN. Tito Handsomest asjl most alUaoUr line In the city. WAIST NWNES, Tho kln4 taat avpcls to tattaful draaaos, saawtog tiw chotewt cnocep- iions h me RxproM wagons, made with strong wheels and iron axle, the kind usd by all boys, at from $3.50 to 90c. VotoselHWlaa. made Wy a regular WayaJn faatory. Mttk on the Itnea af UtBth ana dnaMHty, two $J0 te $1.75. Whaalbarruws In different sizes. a groat thing for boys, lo help with the shore around home. 75c Trleyalaa for the girls, made vary string, one that any girl en have letM of fun with, from $19 to $5.00. GOWNS AND WRAPS, ) Hlch nn4 garyeous gowns and wjap4 at mmllr reduced prfoM. NECK SOAS, An usseiAblag of the CuiMt bud moat attractive feather boas. In a luriw mum of 0Mrret kind and prUs. SILK PETTICOATS. Mnde of Ute flneot Ins tr wis weave, grawlaur la style ajhJ bewltcolngly pretty. SILKS. Tho'sbowtng of all he lalost and wost alaant looms at both hwnl pharos. SWELL FOOTWEAf!. niatilayfag an unitunased oxblblt of rich seas and eerrect styles. HANDKKEROHIEFS, A line wbiah la rlah. raro and wIIk oot JlwlL PHOTOGRAPH ALBUMS. Drummer' sample line; no two aXke, in a great variety of styles, shapes and stzea. Tbeee are re ' duced 2 per eaoL ChristM stoppers will bo qukk to take adraatage of this great offer OUR GREAT CLOTHING SALE CONTINUES 110.00 Suit er overcoat $4.50 15.00 suit or overcoat 9-50 $20.00 suit or overcoat $14.50 25.00 suit or overcoat 15.00 WEDNESDAY SpECIAU Our JCUh. Wednesday special lw, m ur, a groat tarsals day. 111 low tops worth 59e for 39a ll 1 11 if fo4Mff-tl)iH4-Ml ' ' ' ' pcm atMeUSKMHpsjatsKMSsnjsnyetnr tM. IMsnHMMaaWnMsfaWs