Vol. XX. BAKERSFIELD. CALIFORNIA, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 1>5, li)i)8. No. 47 Roosevelt Makes Votes for Bryan Bee, heretofore a President Roose- 25 DIE IN WRECK" 0 !™™ The Sacramentp strong admirer of velt, says: If Theodore Roosevelt continues to attack William J. Bryan as he has attacked him In his last screed, lie •will make votes for Bryan wherever his attacks are read. The letter partakes too much entirely of the methods ot William Randolph Hearst. It Is not a manly thing to find a man guilty on hearsay evidence before he nan had a chance to be heard. Roosevelt deliberately says now he Knows nothing about the charges concerning the alleged connection of Governor Haskell with the Standard Oil In Ohio, but that In Oklahoma It Is a matter of court record and then he goes on to give what he alleges Is the court record. But Prsldent Roosevelt when he found out that he knew nothing against Governor Haskell so lar as the Ohio record is concerned, does not manfully come to the front and apologize tor what he said on Hearst's hearsay evidence. THEfESfsfE ROAD IS AWFUL The recent rains have made the already unbearable McKittrlck roadway impassible. This morning J, M. Smith drove to Bakersfield in his Tourist automobile and although he came through all right he encounter- 11! much diffculty eu route. At one place his rear wheels bogged down to. within two Inches of the top of the lender. It is reported that a couple ol machines started out last night but had to return. Oilmen and others who travel this road have been complaining so long that the present disgusting condition of the road has about caused them to throw up their bauds in despair. They hate to think of the "good times" In store for them this winter. The BaUersfleld garage announces the sale of a uu horse power Frayer- Miller seven passenger touring car to Tom Marsh, who will place the machine in the livery business. The car will cost $3085 and is expected here In three weeks. R. R. P. Vox left this afternoon for Buttonwillow to bring a carload of passengers to town. C. E. Getchell made a trip to the West Side this afternoon. Harmer Jones, driving his father's big Winton 6 left for the West Side about noon and hopes to make H to Templor If the roads are passable. ROTARY IS MEETING WITH GOOD RESULTS. Reports from Midway tell of good results being met with In the drilling of the rotary on the Talara property. Work was begun last week and has progressed smoothly and as rapidly as has been desired. Frightful Loss of Life on . Northern Pacific Road UVINOSTON, Mont., Sept. 'Jo.—East bound passenger train No. Ib" on the Northern Pacific, which left Helena last night, collided with a freight train at Young's Point, this morning. Twenty-five persons, including the engineer, fireman and brakeman were killed. Later reports place the number of casualties at between thirty and forty, with twenty-five dead. Owing to snow, the freight train flagman was unable to make his presence known to the engineer of the passenger train. The express car telescoped the smoker, where practically all the casualties occurred. It is impossible to identify the twenty-five dead as the bodies are frightfully mangled and form an indiscriminate mass of flesh in the wreckage. i STRIKES BACK ! CINCINNATI, Sept. 25.—Senator j Koiaiv"r has prepared a statement re| plyina to the charges made against 'him :,y Hearst and Roosevelt. In . the d'i' iinient he bitterly assnlls I Kousi'ii'it, Taft and Hearst and openly charties the Republican nominee with consorting with the magnates or tlii- Standard Oil Company. He declares that Roosevelt's action In tlif matter Indicates a guilty conscience inn) he declares that Roosevelt shows hla bias In accepting the Hearst charges as true. 10 PUMP LAKE WATER TO FOR 5 YEARS AT 6 CENTS A movement Is on foot to Install a water system into the Midway from wells to be sunk in the artesian belt near the lake. Information is received from a reliable source that a San Francisco concern, with heavy financial backing, is soon to commence the development of two entire sections in the Midway valley, a well to be begun on each of the eight quarter sections. The company will negotiate for forty acres near the lake where the wells and pumping plant Is to be located. The other operators In the Midway will be given an opportunity to make use of the system and contracts will be solicited providing the Midway men agree to pay 6 cents a barrel for the water and sign up for a term of five years. A representative of the San.Francisco men Is in town today. It Is understood that at a meeting to be held In San Francisco the fore part of next weeR,; final, arrangements will be perfected and orders given for proceeding with the contemplated work. The plans of the company, other than above set forth, have been kept secret and It has likewise been Impossible to obtain the names of the men Interested or the location of the territory to be exploited. The senator solemnly denies that lie acted in any Improper way In con> neotion with the Standard Oil, declaring there was no secret about his employment, and shows letters where he declined to accept retainers after trtie government began its attack on the oil trust. Forakt-r says that Hearst IB In possession of other letters besides the ones h, ? made public which show ON THE LIST', BUT SAY THEY Every name in our nri<;mii1 list was placed there by the owner himself. They are all genuine."—Statement by E. H. White, secretary of the secret organization. "The typewritten list is an exact copy of the original, each name on the original was in a different hand writing." —Purported statement of man claiming to have seen the original. WHO? ME? I never signed it"—.Multitude of citizens. J how harmless was with the Standard. his connection John D. Defends the Standard Dr. Birtch Weds Next Week A marriage of much interest to Hakersfleld people will take place at St. Luke's church In San Francisco next Wednesday evening, when Dr. Kayette Watts Birtch will claim Miss Frances Caldwell for his bride. The young people are very well known In Bakersfleld and throughout Kern County in fact. The groom-to-be was teacher in the scientific department of the local High School for three years and made Innumerable friends during his residence here. Since leaving Bakersfleld, Mr. Birtch graduated from Cooper's Medical College and Is now resident' physician of St. Luke's hospital In San Francisco. Mlsa Caldwell Is a Kern County girl and Is well known here as a populai teacher in the Kern schools several years ago. Of late she has been living with relatives around the bay. The attachment between the young people has been known to their many friend* here for some time past and is a source of pleasure to all who know the successful young physician and the charming young lady who Is to become his wife. TOPAZ GOES //If TO SAND The Topaz Oil Company', which Is drilling on the flats at Sunset, went into the oil sand yesterday at a depth of 805 feet. Tom Young and Superintendent Whltlken, who are in charge, are much encouraged with the prospects. Drilling will continue and it is hoped to land the well at about 950 feet. The Topaz discovery idds a little territory to the proven belt. The oil Is thought to be light, about 17 gravity. It Is especially gratifying to the members of the company that their operations have met with success as the sinking of the well has .been fraught with difficulties. The formation on that section of the flat Is particularly hard and much trouble was caused In going down. •»»» Sept. 25.—John" D Rockefeller appears for the first time in the role of an author in a series of articles on "Some Random Reminiscences of Men and Events," the first of which will appear on Friday in the October Issue of "The World's Work." Mr. Rockefeller gives as a reason for speaking now, that "if a tenth of the things that have been said are true, then dozns of able and faithful men who have been associated with me, many of whom have passed away, must have been guilty of grave faults. For myself, I had decided U say nothing, hoping that after my death the truth would gradually come to the. surface and posterity would do strict, justice; but while I live and can testify to certain things it seems fair that I should refer- to some points which I hope will help to set torth several much discussed happen ings iu a new light. I am convinced that they have not been fully understood. "It has been said that I forced the men who became my partners In tho oil business to join with me. i would not have been so short-sighted. If II wore true that I followed such tactics, I ask, would it have been possl ble to make of such men lifelong companions?" Mr. Rockefeller speaks of the development of the Standard OH Company and says that the plan of sell- Ing direct to the consumer and tit exceptionally rapid growth of the business "bred a certain antagonism which I suppose could not have been avoided." Of the direct selling to the consumer he says: •"This was done In a fair spirit and with due consideration for every I No single Item of news In a long time created quite so must Interest locally as the publication In last night's Callfornian of tho story that the list of the members of Bakersfield's "secret" organization had been made public. Most of the 371 citizens whose names are on the copy about town hastened to make emphatic denial of membership In or any connection with the organization. Further Interest was added to the situation by the statement In the morning paper which is in the secret councils of the clan, that the list Is a fake. But discriminating readers did not fall to observe that the paper referred In a rather knowing way "to the man who stole the roll" and It Is being asked why If the alleged roll is a fake, It would not have been as easy to make It up In the beginning as to procure a fake roll from Major monition to "destroy this notice." It has been reported In some quarters that the aliened roll that has caused so much commotion was a copy of the Planz petition, gotten out some months ago, but this claim was punctured today by the discovery that some of the signers worn not friendly to Mr. Planz' candidacy and would hardly have signed such a petition. On the other hand It is said that the list represents the original signers, many of whom never attended a meeting, and never had any connection with or approved of such fiascos us that which culminated In the acquittal of Frank Carlllo yesterday. But In the meantime, the Interest in the matter continues and there is much anxiety to obtain a look at the Hat. All effort to secure It for publication has so far failed, those having possession of It. not being willing to Men's'New Fall Hat Styles GOVERNOR WILL APPOINT MELVIN JUDGE. SACRAMENTO, Supt. 25.—Govern or Gillett has announced that he will appoint Judge Henry A. Melvln of Alameda County to the position of Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of California, vice Justice T. U. M'cFarland, deceased, to hold office until the successful candidate in the November election shall qualify. This is in accordance with the governor's declaration that he would appoint, thf.' candidate selected by the Republican pany. It is understood that the governor will appoint to the Alameda County Superior Court judgeship, which will be left vacant bv the resignation ol Melvln, the candidate soled!-,] lor tin- position by the Republican county convention. THE GROUND SQUIRREL A MENACE TO HEALTH. Squirrel saute Is soon to be a thing of the past, If an ordinance recommended by the board of health and the hospital and health committee of the board of supervisors Is adopted The proposed ordinance makes It a misdemeanor to sell, or offer to sell, ground squirrels In the city and county of San Francisco. ' The health authorities contend that the squirrels are more or les infected with disease which has In some cases been transmitted to human beings, causing death In several instances, the most recent being a case in the interior of the state. Crltes or any other officer. However that may be, the Callfor- nian's story of last evening aroused the widest Interest. Some citizens on the list admitted having signed some sort of a paper, "but they never attended a meeting. No, indeed!" They are not In favor of a dry town, and are dead set against prohibition, they say, and they say It so earnestly that their denials Impel belief. ' Others frankly say they Joined, but! when they found the primary object OAKLAND, Sept, 25.—The plant of of the clan was to do cheap politics I the California planing mill at Second they quit, and never attended another and Clay streets caught fire today and Oakland Has a ig Fire meeting. It Is significant that the majority of the alleged -signers disclaim any knowledge of the matter at all; on the other hand the man who claims to have seen the original declares that the typwrittt-n copy is an exact ilu plicate. Those who are known to be afllllat- oil with the clan will give no Information us to membership. E. H. White, who knows all tho secrets of the order, says there are no fake names on the list, and most of the others, taking the cue from the morning paper, pronounced the copy a fake. On the other hand one citizen who stoutly says that never, never In his life did he sign the clan's roll, Is reported to have been seen going to a and cards go out every week or two advising the members In a rather fearsome way to keep the "time and place to yourself," and with the further ad- one's rights. go after the Wo did not ruthlessly trade of tors and aim to ruin our competi- It by cutting prices or Instituting a spy system." If any -of the employes of the company were over zealous In going after sales, he says that they acted In violation of the expressed and known wishes of the company. Rockefeller says that In the early days the oil Industry was considered a most hazardous undertaking, not altogether unlike the speculative mining undertakings we hear so much of today. "None of us," he says, "ever dreamed of the magnitude of what proved tlon." Mr. Rockefeller recalls said at an official hearing what he that "If I were to suggest any legislation regarding Industrial combinations, it would be, first Federal legislation uu- der which corporations may be created and regulated, If that bo possible. Second, in lieu thereof, state legislation as nearly uniform as possible, encouraging combinations of persons and capital for tho purpose of carrying on Industries, but sufficient to prevent frauds upon the public." NEW CITY HALL WILL COST OVER $5,000,000. the entire flre department was culled out. A full block and a half was wipel out, Including the planing mill, where the flre originated, tho Bay dry Iron Works, the Reliance Engineering Co., the Purcell Safe Co.. the C'llC'orula Standard Milling Co., the Vena Pattern Works, and the Salem Morse Market. The loss is a quarter of ii million dolars. ••»» HITCHCOCK THINKS TRIJST PARTY WILL CARRY WEST. CHICAGO, Sept. 25.—Returns from the first canvass of the far west made under the system inaugurated by Chairman Hitchcock and Seecretary Hayward of the Republican national committee, Indicate, according to statements made at Republican headquarters today, that Washington, Oregon, California, Idaho, Wyoming and Colorado will be carried by Taft and Sherman. The state chairman In reporting to the national committee gives estimates of pluralities, but these were not made public by Chairman Hitchcock. The returns from Montana are 1088 necouragliig «nd predict that the contest there will be very close. The Nevada report Is the only one that favors Bryan, and the Republican managers hope to turn the tide before election day. « . » . MENDOCINO TOWN DESTROYED BY FIRE. to be the later expansion." Further on he says: "Another thing to In; remembered about the so-call- CHOLERA DIMINISHES NOW IN MANILA. (>! coin's" vui proper hat to \v l|e\V fill ••!'•!. \Ye\e a ,".:!• all lh" :•! CMII ,,S Well as we e llielil nl Stvli - ;i equally inir hat See they're th new swel Wit lit 111'* with vour ;•••,•,' t'all lull o.H'.'il Volt ui a I'l-eoui- iii ii suit, t'all hats - lesl ill toWll. THE TOGGERY LOWELL & BLOOM. MANILA, Sept. -".- The epidemic of cholera is now believed to have reached its height and the number of ca-es is diminishing. The daily average number of cases In this city has fallen belo-.v thirty and the low death rate indicates its light form. Allied McVeigh, a government, em- ploye from Columbus. Ohio, is dead from the ijlseane. It is now proposed to postpone the reception planned in honor of the Atlantic tleut until after its return from Japan. Uird Northcole, governor general of West Australia, who is bound to China. IB .stopping here, the guest of (!o\ernor General Smith. is regarded as a pest, ov, ill'- In ill" damage it does to cm],.- I'anaeis have welcomed market hnn'e!>. in their pinsiiit of squirrel*, and million^ of the little animals have been -'d-! in ihe (dties about th" hay, MHI, •'.ii!p-being served under the!: 1 own ii.iiae. but frequently in tile ch'-.i >••'. te-'an runt.-, they furnish (he n:--i 1 !i-: ••' bit or other kinds of '.laie.e ].>If t lie proposed ordinal" •• i- ..d" ' ed the hunters will h',\" '< ah •:•:•'. ' h.-ir calling or lln-i a ne-.v i;..r ; . •• :' i heir name. Chronicle LADIES PREPARING FOR MASK BALU Plans are going forward for u 1 grand annual ball to ho ^iven ; th',- Ladies Auxiliary to the It. '' '• which is to be niven at A. O. i" hall next month The l.nliea ;.• • i-l etitertainoi> and as the ball . to i'c a mask affair i; Is coriuiu to h- popular. The committees are: Mills and Gilbert hrdlu hrdu: ci: . Arrangements—Mesdame.s Burte:: Mills and Gilbert. Door—Mesdames Krausse, Wllle;- r'ee and Nisbet. Printing—Mesdanu's Hull. Cavin and Dtinlap. SAX FRANCISCO, Sept. 25.—After (four months of inspection and review, la hoard of archltMcIs engaged to re! port on the possibility of rebuilding ed 'octopus' Is that there'has been noithe city hall, destroyed by earth- 'water' Introduced Into tho capital quake and lire In April, 1906, has re. i < perhaps we felt that oil and water | tor money which the Standard owed. jit is a common thing to hear people say that this company lias crushed i , M . r i.ut I!.-> competitors. Only the unlii-1 tak> formed would make such an asser- t n c i ' tion. It. has and always has had and v j,|, always will have hundreds of active ,,,,.; 'competitors. Tho Standard docs not now and never did have a royal road '" supremacy, nor Is its success due 'o any one man, but to the multitude of aide men who are working together." lu discussing "The Modern Corpor-^ lation," Mr. Rockefeller .-ays: "Beyond quest Ion there !••• < l siispi'-- '".iii of corporations. 'I'lieie may I"- '.•eason for such suspicion very often 1 for a '-orponiiloii may I" moral or immoral lust as a man ma. be moral or the reverse; but it in i'.!', 1 , '" con- 'It-mil all i cirporatloiiH i.iiiiu.-e somn are bad. or even to be u!idul> Mispic- ioun oi' all, because name at'' 1 bad UKIAH, Sept. 25.—The town of Laytonvllle was practically destroyed by flre last night. There was no water to fight the flames except that In a few wells. Several horses were burned and tho loss is $300,000. THE RUEF JURY. SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 25.—With the Ruef Jury box ailed , one Juror was excused today for bias. LINCOLN, Neb., Sept. 25.—The feature of the Nebraska bunkera convention today was the address by Prof. J. U Laughlln, of the Chicago University on the guaranty question. But the oi'poratlon in form and 'bar- acter ha:-, come to stay that i.- a thing t.i be depended iii">n dlurdiu thing that may bo depended upon "It. is too late to argue about the advantages of Industrial combinations, They are a necessity. Arid if Amorlcans "are. to havo the, privilege of extending their business In all the states of the union and into foreign countries as well, they are a neces quake and lire In poried a verdict against the building which was erected at a cost of many millions of dollars, but which is now declared to be little more than an tin- ,jL-,!itly tuin. Tho mayor and the su- |iervh-ors have agreed to tho view taken by the, architects and arrange-i will probably lie made to pro- lor a new shelter for the. .various city departments, now scattered about the' city. The report states ili.ti a new building on a ne-w foun-' liiiiiti will cost over $5,i.nin,uOO. ' REPORTED DIFFICULTY IN INTER-STATE OPERATIONS. I- j.-; reported that W. P. Cunning ;• mi is havlnir considerable iliHiculiy .!. inK his well on section 14 for the '::•'r-Htate I.and Company of Los M .;ele.s. It is said he is down abou 1 ' feet with three strings of casinu :'• ; that MIMIC difllculiy has caused !,,i:i to older a spear from Los Aune:••- .v.'hi.'h must be n-.'l before the ., •>! 1; can continue. Hate You Used A. D, S. Peroxide Cream ? BABY IS DROWNED IN A BUCKET OF MILK. SPRINOKIBKD, Mo., Sept. 24 — The ten months old daughter of R. O. Mlddlemafls, a farmer near this city, fell into a bucket of milk yesterday and was drowned before hor i parents found her. The bucket wan on the ground near the back porch ally on a large scale and require the of the Middleman home and the child agency of more tuan one corpora- tumbled into it from the porch. THE KODAK STORE, j. A. Hughes The Leading Prescription Druggist. Phones Main 64 and 74.
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