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V XX. BAKKHSFIP;LD, KKHX COUNTY. CALIFORNIA SANTA FE BEt MIDWAY LAND DISPUTE There Is another hot dispute on over Midway land In which It Is said the Santa Fe Is playing the part of tho juniper. The south half of section 4, 32-23 Is the property Involved and Saturday a Mr. Marsh, representing Vf. P. Cunningham, who is recognlz cd in the West Side oil fields as the agent of the Santa Fe, attempted to take possession of the property, which Is claimed by E. D. Burge, McMurty and others of the Oregon Midway Company, who have been proving up that section. A slight difficulty resulted and from all accounts the jumpers did not land their cubln. Burge was on the ground and was much Incensed at the attempted jump- 1GE10 TONIGHT That eulertalniug orator and likable gentleman, Samuel Shortridge, Is go- Ing. He says he Is determined to hold j 8 "^^ne"^Opera Tlouse tonight, and- thrt t»»>rtnarfr«' nrwl In lila lanaMiafra ' . ~ t v^.« ** .-. PRODS ROOSEVELT the property, an-d In his language, t convlnce hl9 hear- sheriff and undertaker. If this report of jumping be true, trust party, he Is sure to please them. For Mr. Shortridge Is a gifted speaker, with a flue personality, who says of a reliable oil man who knows, the incident Is an Interesting side light on the battle now being waged by the railroad company against the Stand- dard to secure the best that is In the West Side field. The Bryan Fund Still Growing On Tuesday next, which will be just two weeks before the election, the Callfornlan will make a second remittance to the national committee of moneys raised for the Bryan campaign fund. Friends desiring to contribute should do so by the date named. Those who have made donations since the last remittance are: \V. T. Allen $1.00 T. R. Casey 1.00 Robt. Palmer 2.00 A. J. Hunter 1.00 C. E. Real n.nn A. J. Crawford 2.00 A. J. Dyer 2.00 Ex-reader of morning paper 1.00 A Bryan Republican 1.00 By draft to Herman Rld- der, national treasurer 75.r>(l . •» Possible War in Venezuela Doubtless Mr. Shortridge has a good speech for delivery, covering the matters that he desires to present, but If, by any chance, he should run short of material, the Callfornlan \ •:• would suggest that he might enlight- * en his hearers on these points: Why did the Chicago convention turn down: (1) The plank providing for publicity of campaign contributions? CARACAS, Oct. 13.—"Venezuela must from this moment and without delay fulfljl the procotol of 1904 and not pro- 1 long the Intolerable state of at-fairs created by the decree of May 14th." These were the words of the foreign minlstes of the Netherlands' note August 20th, replying to President Castro. A second note Is soon to arrive. It is understood the second note fixes November 1 as the time for the performance of certain demands which are in the nature of an ultimatum. Everybody believes that Castro, who is 111, will reply in vigorous terms. Venezuela is being prepared to resist invasion from Curacao. KANSAS CITY, MO., Oct. is. —Governor Haskell of Oklahoma arrived here this morning fur the purpose of consulting his attorney as to a suit for libel which ho is going to bring against. \V. R. Hearst. Governor Haskell said the mutter is already In the hands of his attorneys. The suit will be bused cm the Standard Oil story ns related by Hearst !ind printed in his papers, and whU'h Hiisl-.c'll S:IVH is absolutely false. Haskell addressed a signed statement to President Roosevelt of 800 * (2) The plank favoring election of senators by the vote of the people? (3) The plank making physical ! valuation the basis In determining railway i-rfies? Was President Roosevelt right when he demanded legislation to prevent government by the courts, or was Congress right when it turned down the demand? i If Roosevelt was right In that demand, is Taft now right or wrong? If President Roosevelt's policies are right, and the election of Taft is urged because he will carry out those policies, will Mr. Shortridge say what ought to be done with those Congressmen who turned down • Roosevelt's every suggestion and who are now candidates for re-election? When the government demands and receives a guarantee from nation' al banks, are not the depositors en- words, contributing another chapter to the controversy arising over the leasing of 68000 acres of Osage Indian oil lands. "I shall," says the governor, "Insist upon tho cancellation of this lease In the Interests of the citizens of our state, and shall demand that Congress take action to declare this Improvident and unjust lease void and secure for the Osage nation just and I reasonable compensation such as other owners of similar lands are receiving." | Concluding, Governor Haskell says: "The difference between the royalty you fixed for the Osage lease and the average amount received In the balance of the oil field by land owners controlling their own property IB fully equivalent to a net loss of ten thousand dollars to each and every i member of the Osage reservation." Governor Haskell adds that Guffey, Senator Depew and other rppresento- tlvoa of the Standard OH Induced tho President to take this action. I titled to the same protection? In the banking scheme who Is en' Balloon Lost in North Sea BERLIN, Oct. i;:.—A wireless mos- sago from Arnold, the conductor of the United States balloon in tho Bennett contest cup race, was received today. It says: "Lost everything In the North Sea." Another dispatch says that tho St. i Louis sank in tho that the occupants of Of course our good friend Short- Total ................ $91.50 Last Tribute to Mrs. Whitaker One of the saddest funerals held in Bakersfleld in recent years occurred ibis afternoon when, the remains of j j n feeble health for Mrs. Lena Whltaker were laid to rest. The services, conducted by Rev. Edgar R. Fuller of the Congregational Church, were most impressive. The Congregational Church cboir rendered the music. Mrs. A. M. Wible Is no More Mrs. Anna M. Wlble, widow of flio late peter Wible, and a highly respected resident of this city, died at her home on California avenue and O street shortly after noon today. Mrs. W,ible, who would have been 81 years of ago In February, had been i number of years, but until within the past few days she was much the same as usual. A cold last week developed into pn»unionia, complications followed and despite every tender care and the ministration of skilled physicians believed that, the fog prevented Arnold from noting that he bad been blown out to sea. But whether he does or not, the: The Belgian balloon lauded last California!! has no hesitancy in say- j night at Cuxhoru within EiiW yards ot , Ing thai those who go to hear the; the beach. The German balloon speaker of tonight, will hear an in- I Koaltn came down on tho Island ol teresting discourse, delivered by a • Nnrslrand and tho German bal oon scholarly and interesting speaker. I P.'-ontz landed this morninu-. a bun- NO ENTERTAINMENT IN THE OIL FIELDS THURSDAY Ollle Gotchett announces that there will be no entertainment this coming Thursday night In the oil fields because of fair week. The entertainments will be begun again the following Thursday and continue throughout the winter. •» *» J. E. Austin, the Los man, is here today. Angeles oil THEJOIIH •:• DETROIT, Oct. 13.—Coudt- * •:« tlons were more normal for •{• •:• the fourth world's champion- * •I- ship ball game today. The <• •;• crowd was the largest ever in 4 1 •I- attendance at a ball game henj. * •:• The batteries were, Detroit, * •t« Summers and Schmlt; Chicago * •:• Brown. Kllng. <• •:• Chicago scored two runs la <• •;• tho third and again In the * * ninth. Detroit was unable to * •;• cross the plate. Final score, <J» •:• Chicago 15, Detroit 0. 4- COL TUCKER IN TROUBLE DECATUR, 111., Oct. 13.—Col. Wm. H. Tucker of the United States army, was arrested on a Wabash train and charged with deserting his wife, daughter of the late General John A. Logan. Tucker, who is 111, could not lie taken from the train, but agreed to return without requisition. He went on to St. Louis and will be returned to Chicago later In the day. Tucker was accompanied by a woman for whom it is alleged he deserted his wife, by the woman's nurse, and two men servants. County Fair is Opened-Much Interest Being Taken The Kern county fair was officially for the task you have undertaken and The Union Band will be in attendance and W. B. Hobb will preside at the meeting. ..'od yards from ihe water near lire ii'erhorn. A half do/on other of (hi Iciloons came down close- to tho sea, last niuht by II. A. .lastro. president of tin.- Board of Supervisors and a member of the Slate Fair As- snoialion. The ceremonies were brief. i consistin come by of a short address of wel- .Mr. Jastro, who was intro- to accomplish AN OPEN VERDICT IN THE DELANO SHOOTING CASE duced by E. M. Roberts. president of i Me Kern County Fair Association, following which .Mr. Roberts declared the fair formally open. Mr. Jastro Spoke as follows: "it affords me pleasure to have the privilege of welcoming you to Ihe fair ground of the Kern County Agricultural Association, and to congratulate ijoiir president and his board of dl- I rectors on the Herculean work so of) licieiitly performed to make it possi- to hold a fair in this county Ibis The funeral party arrived from the north this morning and the remains were, escorted to the family residence where at 2 o'clock services and nurses, the end could not be averted. Mrs. Wlble was vania in 182S, and riage resided in born in Pennsyl- after her mar- Illinois. About were held. Out of respet for C. twenty years ago she came to Bak- Brower, father of the deceased, who ersfield and since the death of her is secretary of the Bakersfleld school) husband resided with her daughter, board, the city schools were dismissed for the rest of the day at noon. The teachers of the district presented a beautiful floral piece, which •was only one of a large number of were banked Wible and Mrs. T. beautiful offerings that about the casket. mother of S. W,. • »» " A. Metcalf. S. .T. Walser of Coalinga Is at the Mrs. Wlble, though for a number of Grand. years an Invalid, was always cheerful Mrs. P. P. Mostler, and son, Curtis at the home on California avenue. Other children are Sam P. Wible and Mrs. M. A. Duncan of this city and Elmer Wible deceased was of Coalinga. also the The step- Men's Fall Suits of Style & Cleverness Men who want, stylish, neat suits, the kind Hint they jil- ways linil; u|i-tii-i!!itc in a MI! 111.: kind Hint, show careful l!um«rht and i;ond taste in to buy always eir .suits with pleasure we ili- iii view our line "i' ^\ v foil suits and why us ;i visil real s.m:i .' THt TOGGERY LOWELI. * »tOOM Mary Costello was not oxonerati for tho shooting and killing of Frank Riinipro today by tho jury sumniouod by Coroner McGinn to hear the evidence at tho inquest. Tho six men relumed an r>--:i v.T'ict. assorting thai the doceiisod came to bis death by a gunshot fired by Mary Costollo. "Tho ease is rather a mixed affair, and will lie thoroughly lnvosti«ated by tlio district attorney's office. A charge will be mod iiRainst the woman and a preliminary examination held at an early date In Delano. The evidence introduced was somewhat mixed and even Assistant District Attorney Irwin, who with Coroner McGinn, conducted the Inquest, was somewhat confused. "I am going to muko n thorough examination and within tho next few days will hold the preliminary examination at Delano to determine whether there Is sufficient grouns to push the case further," said Mr. Irwin, "1 do not. wlSh to put the county to the expense of it trial, but I must, know moro about the case before consenting to Its dismissal." "If the exhibit of Kern county does not come up to expectations, or compare favorably with tho exhibits made in other counties, it is not because Tom Ortogo, a Delano resident, who Wl . aro unil hlo to mako such good ox- was with Romero and tho woman i hibits, but because we could not do when the shooting occurred, was tho j t | n t |io short period of time allotted inly eye witness o." the tragedy. His testimony was of the mos Importance Accordi"g to his statements the man was in the hublt of making Irs homo with the Castello woman and the night before the tragedy the throe of them wer? together. Romero was ai.Morod about something and while Ortega did not pay much attention to the conversation of tho two he game I the impression that jr-alousy was at tin bottom. Tho woman attempted to pi'i-Miade tho fell rv to leuve the house but Romero would not go. This first q larrnl WHS Friday night. A whorl time later the woman disappeared from the housi and af'er a search in which she was not Iccated, Romero and Ortega wont up town. When ilu y ro'iirned the woman was homo. Ro- and hopeful, and her kindly dlaposl ^ tion won her the love of the friends j n , r| . 0 i,egan ab'Jsvig her again and and neighbors who came closest in H R - woman left tho h-jiisc with Romero contact with her. lolowing her. They were away quite Arrangements for interment aro npt ., ,,„,„ nnd O rtega remained ut the yet perfected, but the funeral will probably be held from the family res nouse In tho meantime. Later ho ut out to find the pair and Induce Idence at 3 o'clock on Wednesday af-| t |,,, woman to return to her homo. was accomplished, it was now ternoon. DEATH OF AN OLD RESIDENT well on toward noon. After their return to the house they began to f|imr- ler again. Tho shooting occurred ilieii, In a room whore tho throe wore, oriega heard Romero say 10 tho \vo- ii.,in thai as long as he. was In the use she was KO|IIK to mind him. Sh (lie hard work Ibis result. "In conclusion I want to say that I trust every one present will enjoy their visit hen-, and will return to their hniiios fooling that they have received Mime boiieilt from having visited the county fair." Following several selections iiy the band, a tree entertainment on the platform constructed in front of the grand stand, was given. The band contributed several selections during the progress of tin? ishuw. Madam Wanda and her troupe of trained dogs save a most excellent act. The dogs 1-1 in number and of tho English coach breed, are remarkably trained. Mitchell, the skater, gave a good exhibition of Iaiicy skating and made a number of daring leaps over chairs. The Pike was formally opened this afternoon ami the attendance which was good for so early In the week, wore entertained In good fashion by the various shows. This afternoon the free show was repeated as it will be every afternoon and night until the close of the fair. Interest in tho fair seems to be Increasing. Last night the exhibit pa- to got. thorn ready. "You have organized this association upon sound business methods, and with (lit- backing this county, so full of resources and natural advantages villon hud not been entirely completed affords, our fairs hereafter should be, » nl1 l a"l.v exhibitors worked until lata and I havo no doubt will be the equal of. If Indeed thov do not surpass, tho fairs of other counties of this great "if what you will see here can be accomplished in so short a time as this has boon dono, imagination only can conceive what you will accomplish In years to come. Through frequent intercourse and Interchange of IdoiiH you will accomplish results beneficial to the, stockralslng and farming Interests, and that can only bo dono through holding your annual fairs at which tho stockmen and farmers will put forth their host efforts to exhibit such produce as will be best calculated to Improve every Industry rep. rusentod. "This county on account of her tin tunil resource's, fertility of soil and extent, tu urea of good farming land, should be a sufficient guarantee to thla association that these fairs, properly conducted, will be botielicUl as well as educational lo our farmers and stoekralsor.s. With the present sot- ilemcui and development of this getting their booths In order ready for tho real work of the fair which began today. Races Thli Afternoon. By the tlmo the Callfornlan went to press this afternoon but one of the program of motor and auto races scheduled had been run off. It was a, four tulle handicap motorcycle race between Roy Cole riding a 2% Indian, and Leonard Dunn on a 2 cylinder Curtis. Dunn having the more powerful machine, was forced to give Cole a handicap of one quarter of ii mile. Dunn broke down and Colo won handily in the time of 8 minutes and 9 soconds. •plied that il. was her honso and if county il behoovon every man iuier- fi. \V l)nvU, aued l>, mid we! known In this community, whor> 1; h-.- r'---ldcii for the past twelve yoar- '!i 'd till- ir.oriili.u • Ho is surviv. •! hv a brother arid a large family o: children, all of whom aro known In r. V "i-stlel-l, Th,, rrtn:iii::- are at. the r: ieriakiiu 1 parlor- of iJlxon & •',;!.- fr-ui! where the Cuii'-ral will b" ] !.' Id Kituorro'.v ;tft<T!m<m at. i.':,'!' 1 !n , h:irC'' of l{ev. \\'|o!i>;t>] <>f '>•• ii'i'lan church. The '!•• •! M-itive of Ko-itii/l.v 'it.d ll "I (V.lfomiK for si-ite,-!' ;. BAD INDIAN FOUND GUILTY OF A th,. I' 1 -it'i 1 ilid not leave her alone she would • i 1 him arrested. Romero HK-II •Miod her and she tried to free her; Ortega did not see the revolver iwn. but board two shuts and tho 'ii fall to tin,! uroiiml. 'nil.-table Johnson, who main the • -> ; . said t he sliiHrt in.:/ ncciirre i a l:iii)li 'I'lio v. I' vr. a "•• e.ihl'! I' con I ail." 'd ' and I wo e|n|,!y o ' >!•!• UJIS ;'MIT" III. ey.ted ill :i! raising *>t slock iii < make your fail 1 a su ".MoM ot'^you \i M .- auo tho lii'Mt ll:iKerslii-ld under a aide than this bun icullural pursuits or hi • inmost to ! : T H TAKEN COLD It will In if you tali' 1 Grip Cure • a ti'lniu'.;' mailer A, D. S. Cold and it nnci>. It cril'es li.l ill t \venl v-l'utir G;i:;:.>uteeil t;j cure Price 25 cents THE KODAK STORE, Tl-.c Leading Prescription Druggist.

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