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Vol. XX. BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 1!) No. (52 INDEPENDENT AGENCY WILL LIVE FOR TEN YEARS MORE At a regular quarterly meeting of the directors of the Independent Sales Agency of the Kern River field held here this morning, it was decided to extend the term of the life of the agency ten years. The present agreement between the independent producers expires December 31, 1909, and beginning January 1, 1909, the Agency will continue to exist for ten years longer. This, of course, has no bearing on the price of oil and the agreement under which the agency is selling to the Associated. The 00 cent contracts hare more than a year to run. yet. SHORTRIDGE FAILED TO This decision is an Important one as It makes permanent one of the Instruments by means of which the Increased price of oil was obtained. The members of the agency are well satisfied with the results of their organization and are that much pleased that they wish to chance their fortune •with the organization for ten years longer. Chicago Deciding Wins Game DETROIT, Oct. 14— Chicago won the world's championship series this afternoon by shutting out the Detroit Tigers during the nine Innings while they, the Cubs, scored twice. Of the five games played Chicago won four. Local Interest In the series waned today, for the possibility of the visitors winning the deciding victory was too evident after their victory of yesterday. Ovle Overall did the twirling for the Cuba and Kling caught, while for the Tigers Wild Bill Donovan was in the box and Schmidt on the receiving end. The score by innings was: cago wins four. Local interest Chicago .1 0 0 0 1 0 0 o 0—2 Detroit . .0 u 0 0 0 o o u 0—1.1 A sum of $16,000 was set aside by assessment this morning to care for and protect the catch basins In the east end of the field so as to prevent all possible overflow and loss of oil Into the river. The money will be expended In dredging out and clean- Ing the basins so as to have them In proper condition at all times. Several applications for membership In the agency were received but no action will be taken until the contracts and agreements governing this step are drawn up. Those In attendance were President L. P. St Clair, Secretary W. B. Robb, and directors Carmlchael, McQuigg, Merrill, Bowles, Scofleld, Parker, Lls- comb and Scott. No Such Law On the Books Answering a question in the Calliornlan, Mr. Shortridge said last night in his speech that the Chicago convention did not Include the plank on publicity of campaign contributions because the matter was already covered by statute passed by a Republican Congress in 1907. THERE IS NO SUCH LAW IN EXISTENCE. The statute quoted by Mr. Shortridge prohibits corporations from contributing to campaign funds. To make it effective Mr. Roosevelt demanded a law making public all contributions to political parties' • , CONGRESS REFUSED TO PASS SUCH A LAW. ATTORNEY WAS MIXED ON FACTS Hon. Samuel Shortrldge's speech last night was largely taken up In discussing a number of questions pro- poundea by the Callforntan last even- Ing for his consideration, Mr. Short ridge, in his introductory said: "My friend, Mr. Harrell, In his very excellent paper, the Californlan, has asked me in a most courteous manner to answer eome questions. His paper was laid before me and I shall answer the questions before I close this speech." To put the issues before the public In the most direct manner the questions are reproduced and the answers of Mr. Shortrirlge are given In parallel columns. WHAT SHORTRIAQE SAID AND WHAT MR, ROOSEVELT SAID THE QUESTION. "Was President Roosevelt right when he demanded legislation to prevent government by the courts, or was Congress right when it turned down the da- mand?"—Question the Caltforn- lan asked Samuel Shortridge to answer. THE ANSWER. "The editor is wandering. Mr. Roosevelt never made any such demand of Congress and Congress therefore ni.-ver turned him down."—Answer made by Mr. Shortridge. LIONS DEN, A HALF HOLIDAY THURSDAY The Question. Why did the Chicago convention turn down (he plank providing for publicity of campaign contributions? The Question. Why did the •Chicago convention turn down the plank favor- Ing election of senators by the vote of the people? School Children Struck by Auto LOS ANGELES, Oct. 14.—Elizabeth Taylor, aged 17, and Henry Taylor, aged 15, children of a rancher, OB Jheir way to the Hollywood school •were run over by an automobile driven by Hiram Hlgbee, a banker of Petaluma, today. They were driving In a cart on the summit of Cahueuga Pass and met the auto In the road. The horse shied and threw the children out In front of the machine which struck them. Both were seriously Injured by the machine. They were brought back in the auto and Higbee •was taken to the sheriff's office, where lie was questioned and allowed to go. Interest which still continues da> and night In the fair will be accentuated Friday night when the scheduled wedding In the lions den will take place. The names of the young people who are to be married have not been divulged, but. the management assures the public that the ceremony will be bonafide. Then? will be a minister with the contracting pair and the wedding will, say the management be a genuine wedding. A Half Holiday. A committee consisting of H. A. Jastro and E. M. Roberts is walling upon the business houses this afternoon to secure concerted action looking to a general closing o)' all stores ] tomorrow afternoon. The merchants i so far as seen were agreeable to the I closing, and It was decided that an of. ficlal proclamation will lie issued by Mapor Baily and that no business will be transacted on Thursday afternoon. The Races. The first day's horse racing at Hudnut Park under the auspices of the County Fair afforded some good sport. The first event was for the 2:12, a mixed trot and pace for a $200 purse over a one mile course. The entries were Milton Gear with Walker driving, Joe Athby with Connors up, Newport driven by Morris and Dutch with Snyder handling the reins. The first heat was won by Milton Gear by a length with Newport sec- ond by four lengths, Dutch third and The Question. Why did the the plank making physical val- Joe Athby fourth. On the fiiVi. lap | Chicago conven- .loo Athby and Milton Gear collided tion turn down and by the time Athby was again straightened out be was outdistanced nation the basis hut the judges allowed him to enter j in determining the next heat, which lit.- won handily, i railway rates? Newport again finished second, Milton j - rhe Q ues tj on Gear was ihird and Mutch last. Het-j \y as president ter time marked the second heat than ' Roosevelt right the first. Milton Gear won the first j v ' hl '" " e demand- in 2:23i 4 . going the half mile in l:.M,i e(i Illation while in the second Joe Athby went the entire distance In l':21'.i. and the half in 1:09. to | prevent government by the courts, or was i Congress right The other races on the card todav when down Men's Fall Suits of Style & Cleverness Men win) want stylish, neat, suits, the kind that they always look up-to-date in and tho kind that show careful thought and good taste in dressing, always come hero to buy their suits. It's with nleasnre we invite you to view our line of swau- jjer foil suits—and why m>t pay us a visit real soon'.' THE TOGGERY LOWILL * ILOOM are: Second race, half mile dash, niand? running; purse $75: C'has. Esau, b. K. i Bughilupi). Calendar, c. m., (Masters). All Right, c. g., (Connors). J. W. Furen, c. c. (Donovan). The Philips, c. g., (Jackson). Third race, three-quarter mile, running; purse $75: Ben Eric, b. g., (Coleman). Callendar, c. m., (,'u.cK»on). Schottische, c. g., (Donovan). Melar, b. m., (Masters). Bright Albert, C. G., (Masters). It turned the de- By last evening all exhibitors had completed their booths. The Increased attendance was especially noticeable In the exhibit pavilions. Every booth attracted a large crowd. The many Interesting displays came In for The Question. If Roosevelt was right in that demand, is Taft now right or wrong? The Question. If President Roosevelt's poll- cies are right, and the election of Taft is urged because he will carry out those Mr. say The Answer. Because a Republican Congress hau already passed such a law and It was signed by a Republican President. The Answer. Wasnlngton and Jefferson and Monroe framed the Constitution and they probably knew quite as much as some Democratic editors. The Answer. That Is the Wisconsin Idea and the party did not put It In its platform because It didn't believe in it. The Answer. Tho President never made any such demand, and Congress, thoro- f"ore, did not turn it down? The Answer. The Answer. The above Is a question propounded to Hon. Samuel Shortridge by The Californlan last evening. ; Side by side Is the answer made by the distinguished orator. And now let us see, Mr. Shortridge. On December 7 of last year, President Roosevelt sent ti Congress a message, and from it the Californlan quotes: "Instances of abuse In the granting of Injunctions in labor disputes continue to occur, and the resentment In the minds of those who feel their rights are being invaded AND THEIR LIBERTY OF ACTION AND OF SPEECH UNWARRANTABLY RESTRAINED CONTINUES LIKEWISE TO GROW. This question Is becoming more and more one of prime importance, and unless the courts will themselves deal with It in effective manner, It is certain ultimately to demand some form of legislative action. It would be most unfortunate for our social welfare If we should permit many honest and law-abiding citizens to feel that they had Just cause for regarding our courts with hostility. 1 EARNESTLY COMMEND TO THE ATTENTION 1 OF THE CONGRESS THIS MATTER, SO THAT SOME WAY MAY BE DEVISED WHICH WILL LIMIT THE ABUSE OF INJUNCTIONS AND PROTECT THOSE RIGHTS WHICH FROM TIME TO TIME IT UNWARRANTABLY INVADES." Congress took no action. On March 25 following, the President sent a second message, emphasizing the evils growing out of government by the courts and again urged action. Again Congress did nothing. On April 27, Mr. Roosevelt, for the third time, sent an urgent message to Congress covering the same ground. Congress adjourned for the day WITHOUT EVEN WAITING TO HEAR THE MESSAGE READ. What do you say, Mr. Shortridge? The columns of the Ciillfornlan are open to your reply. Fire Horses for Los Angeles Walter Lips, chief of the Los Angeles fire department, P. Williams, captain of Company ;> and Stephen Quernolo are here today as witnesses in the Nusscr trial and this afternoon went to Stockdale to look over some of the animals on that ranch for use in the southern department. Chief Lips says that the Los Angeles department is in need of about 10 more horses and he hopes to find them here. He visited the local flre department, this morning and thinks very highly of the animals owned by this city. policies, will Shortridge what ought to be done with those Congressmen who turned down Roosevelt's every suggestion and who are now can- their due amount of attention, but the ones that probably attracted the most attention were those showing directly the raw products of the conn- j didates for re- ty. In this display the fruit exhibits election? of Jack Douglas from the San Euildlo' ranch and display of farm products \ Tn « Question. from the Tracy ostrich farm wore Wne n the gov- very prominent. They give an Idea! ernmentdemadda of the wide range of products pos-.and receives a slble in Kern county. Almost every- guarantee from thing from the tropical banana, which I national banks, Is now being cultivated at San Emldio,' are not the de- to the thornless cactus of the desert., posltora entitled the product of the Tracy farm, is Mo the same pro- shown. The famous San Emldio or- 1 tectlon? anges in all sixes form a conspicuous i part of the Douglas exhibit, while! The Question. limes, lemons, pomegranates and the! In the bank- manv other kinds of fruits are a pan Ing scheme who : . .— is entitled to first (Continued on Page 6.) i co u s id e ration? . The banks or the The Answer. The Answer. THURSDAY AFTERNOON . A HAL.F HOLIDAY. At the .suggestion of many merchants and business men, and to show their appreciation of the fair and of tin.- efforts made by the fair committee, Thursday afternoon from 12 in. to 0 p. in. will be observed, as a general holiday in Bakersfield. J. E. BAILEY. Mayor. I»L ADI. KK. liRUS 4 tu. to- ' depositors? An Astonishing Claim. When Mr. Shortridge took up tho ralit'ornian's questions and boldly claimed thai no publicity plank was in-erteii iu tho platform because the itejuihllcan Congress had already ;ia:'.seil such a law, there was some .t-itonisheii gasping even among Re- 1 ;i'ibllcan«. The speaker professed to li ive the law In his hands, but said tie- prim was so fine he could not ].-;il U. But In tho meantime tho and- j irn< •• was recalling that in his very I IH--I moHasge to Congress on April 27, Rii'i-'-volt w'as Insistently demanding |th«- ••naotmont of the very law that 'Mr ^liortridgo said was passed In i (Continued on Pago 3.) Shot Lover and Then Herself LOS ANGELES, Oct. 14.—A murder and suicide took place at 3 o'clock this morning In a rooming bouse on Hast Seventh street. Mrs. Myrtle Clare Is dead and J. J. Lambert, a conductor for the Los Angeles Railway Company, Is dying. Mrs. Clare Is tho wife of an em- ploye of the railway company and the police believe she shot Lambert and then herself. Both are married. The woman left her husband and sought a divorce some months ago. She hits been living with Lambert, and the police say she did not know Lambert had a wife until recently. She learned about Lambert's wife and decided to end all. The couple went to a rooming house oarly this morning and the shooting followed. The bodies were found on the floor. Mrs. Clare, was only 22 years of age. Six War Ships for Britain SMYRNA, Asiatic Turkey, Oct. 14 —Six British warships from Lata arrived off the Island of Rhodes today and it is believed their presence will have a tranquillzing effect on the situation. Turkey welcomed the appearance of the fleet. ST. PETERSBURG, Oct. 14.—The correspondent of the Novo Vromya at Tabruz, Persia, says In a dispatch published today that the situation of the foreign residents of Tabruz Is critical. Nationalist legionaries, embittered against foreigners and Russians in particular, are threatening a general massacre and pillage. BERLIN, Oct. 14.—Neither Austria- Hungary nor Turkey have as yet given their consent to the proposed International conference to settle the political situation. Hungary declines i to consent until It Is agreed that the j annexation of Bosnia and Herzegovina will tt ot be discussed. Turkey desires a free hand In Macedonia and other considerations. SPANISH BALLOON DROPPED INTO OCEAN. THE WEATHER. Southern California—Cloudy night and Thursday, I LADY SUPERINTENDENT OF WESTERN UNION. Mrs. Phoebe Kennedy of fX5S Angeles arrived here today to assume, the management of the Western Union Telegraph Company at this place. She sir-ceeds Manager Doardnian, who is assigned to Los Angeles, his new po- 'taut.- in the international cup sitiou also being in lino of promotion, dropped Into the ocean nine < . » i north o; Helisola W \ Irwln of Coalinga is a visitor: was rescued by a fishing-boat. nore.' I PERS TRAIN DERAILED AND TWO ARE INJURED. LINCOLN, Oct. 14.—A westbound passenger train on the Missouri Pacific ran into a burning bridge two miles east of Shannon, Kansas, near I he Nuzrauka line, today. Three coacliOH were derailed and burned. Conductor Hall of Kansas City and J. U. Clay of Mellen, Tciin . wen« seriously injured. Ni, livi • weie los: The train lelt St. Louis last. miUit. JTAFT'S SPECIAL TRAIN WAS AGAIN WRECKED. CKIXHAVKN, Oft H--The Spanish talloon. CaMile. one of the thirty- sevi", balloon, missing of the cont.es- race, miles d '"is morning and CADIZ, O., Oct. 14.—Tat't's special was derailed again today. A tender of one of the two engines attached lelt the track on a spur and bumpeu along on the ties. No damage wa.- dono, but on "lie, side, there was u twenty foot embankment. A. D. S. " Bronk-Lets " An Antiseptic Throat Pastille. SINGERS SPEAKERS PREACHERS EVERYBODY Use them for Husky Tro.nts Hoarseness, etc 25c You get them at THE KODAK STORE. .1. A. Hiuhus The Leading Prescription Druggist. Phones Main 64 and 74.