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Vol. XX. BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15, 1008. FIVE MILE AUTO RACE AT FAIR TOMORROW An automobile race has at last been arranged. Al Thackery, local agent for the Kissel Kar, today noon agreed to race one of his machines against the speedy Sunset races which went an exhibition ten miles Tuesday afternoon l n charge of P. Free. The race will be for money as well as glory. Both Thackery and Free will post 1250 each on the respective cars and the 1500 will be awarded by decision of the judges. The race Is for five miles. Thackery will race his 1908 car, the machine which has been In the rent service between this city and the West Side oil fields for the past eight months. It Is now at the Bakersfleld garage being placed in condition for the race. Every piece of unnecessary equipment will be taken off. An especially built seat will carry the driver. The gasoline tank will be built on behind the seat and the engine will be uncovered. The fenders of course will be removed and nothing left but what is absolutely necessary for the running of the car. > Free will drive the Sunset, while Jack Basye, one of the most daring and clever of the local drivers, will be at the wheel of the Kissel. Bayse has raced on the Hudnut track before and Is familiar with the turns. He Is a fearless driver and will give a good account of himself and the Kissel. Tomorrow'! nee will practically be the first real auto ^race ever held in Bakersfleld. During the last race meet there were several novel contests, but nothing was at stake as In tin race scheduled for tomorrow. The Kissel is a higher power car than the Sunset, the former being 40 horse and the latter 24, but the Sunset has the advantage of being especially constructed for racing purposes, while tho Kissel is an Ordinary stock car which has seen eight months of hard rent service. The outcome \vil' be watched with interest. The Record Cro^ Today the record for attendance wa.i broken. All of the business hous- exciting an ac nearing Cnpyrlght. t<JOH. t>y b, AIM. KK, UKOS & CO. Plan to Buy Your New Fall Suit • Hero you can select your suit from L. Adler Hros. £ Co. and Kuppcnheimcr & Co.'s high grade clothing. You're sure of tin- right styles hero — sure of the newest materials and sure of the best elolhes you can buy any : where for the money. The new fall suits nre more attractive and stylish than ever— tho extremely deep lapels, the slanting pockets, the finished seams and the extreme length of the coat make the decided eliau^'s for fall. THE TOGGERY LOW ILL * ILOOM es, barber shops and offices closed at noon, In accordance with the proclamation of Mayor Bailey, and nearly every one took advantage of the half holiday to attend the fair. The street cars were crowded and the automobiles plying between town and Hudnut Park had their best day's business. The threatening weather kept but few away. The exhibit tents and the Pike were thronged before the races started and the grand stand held the largest crowd of the week. The Fresno band was In attendance and played throughout the afternoon. The music furnished by the organization Is of a high character and much praise has been sent the way of the Raisin City musicians because of the excellent music discoursed during their present visit. Races Today. The following Is the program of today's races: First race, free for all, pace; purse 1200; mile heats, 3 in 6.—Radium Way (B. Mosher); Jonesa Easier, (J. Breasley); Diabull; (J. Crooks); Miss Idaho, (M. Leggett); Wanderer (W. Snyder.) Second race, five-eights mile dash; purse, $75—Zeke Abrahams; Gluckstein, (Mentry); Anita Watona, (Donovan); Alright, (Murphy); Chas. Egan (Bachulupi). Third race, three-eighths mile dash, purse, $75—Herthes, (Donovan); Dr. Schafer (Connors); Doereales, (Mas- j tors) Ben Eric; (Coleman); Premium Hose; Santa Rosa. Fourth race, Kern County road race, 2 in 3—Anita, (Breasley); Maud, (Ba kor); Leader, (Bernard). The First Race. The first heat was an event, but was marred by (dent. Jonesa Basler, while jtbe three-quarter post, was coming < up from fourth position and in cut i (Ing Into the pole attempting to get i ahead of Radium Way, ran against the animal. Breasley, the driver, was thrown, but aside from a severe shaking up, was uninjured. Wanderer won the event, Diabull was second, Radium Way third and Jonesa Basler fourth. Time, 2:19 1-2. Second Heat. The second heat resulted us follows: Wonder, 1; Jonesa Bas'.er, '2; Diabull, 3; Radium .Way, -1. Time 2:19. Driver Hurt. Owing to the breaking of his sulky John Breaseley, driver of Jonesa Easier, was thrown and rendered unconscious In the first heat. Moody Leggett took his place. Prize Awards. This morning Judge Ed Smith made the prize awards for horses and mules. All but the stallions were placed on exhibition. These will be judged tomorrow when a grand parade and sweepstakes will be held In front of the grandstand, the full array of stock marching to music by the band. Following were this morn- Ing's awards: • i Standard pacer—Richard B (Dr. Sears), first premium. Standard trot tor—McKlnley (Lutz and Bernard) first premium. Grade Pevcheron stallion—Gray Eagle (C. B. Alexander) first premium; Costa (Bonham and Fllben), second prine. Yearling trotter—E. M. Roberts, first; Lqtz and Bernard, second. Standard brood mare—E. M. Roberts, first. Draught brood mare—S. P. Hammer, first. Draught yearling filly—A. J. Oilman, first. Draught suckling colt—Bakersfleld Belgian Horse company, first. Work miilo—F. M. Snow, first. Yearllnn mule—P. Gllll. first, F. M. Snow, second. Richard B. colts—Yearling, E. M. Roberts, first; C. L. Claflln, second; snckllns, Mrs. Julia A. Snyder, first; E M. Roberts, second. A RECEPTION FOR REV. BRYAN, ROOSEVELT AND TAFT ON THE ORIENTAL QUESTION The utterances of three men, Bryan, Roosevelt and Taft. on the Japanese question, form a live Issue in this campaign. Here they are submitted for the consideration of the American voter: "The Chinese exclusion let has proven an advantage to the country, and Its continuance and strict enforcement, as well as Its extension to other similar raCes, are Imperatively necessary. The Asiatic Is so essentially different from the American that he can mot be assimilated with our population, and Is, therefore, not desirable as a permanent citizen."—Wm. J. Bryan in letter of acceptance. "I recommend to the Congreasthat. an art be passed specifically providing for the naturalization of the Japaneoe."—President Roosevelt. "I endorse the Roosevelt policies."—w. H. Taft. What might almost be called a Bry-have passed the bill, objectionable an boom has resulted from the Short- features and all, had It desired so to failure of the THE BRYAN CAMPAIGN FUND MADE PUBLIC NEW YORK, Oct. 15.—In accordance with the plank in the Democratic platform and with the pledge of William J. Bryan as to publicity of cai\?aign contributions, Herman Ridder, the treasurer of the national committee, today made a comprehensive statement showing the names of ail contributes of amounts over $100, atul he asks and giving in detail the moneys col-' the masses lected and the amounts expended. In amounts of $100 or over there have been contributed $90,712.33. In amounts under $100, the contributions are $115,355.22. Left over at Denver, $248,567.65. Of this money $225,962.88 have been disbursed, leaving a balance of $22,607.67. Mr. Rldder estimates that a hundred thousand dollars more will be required to carry on tho campaign for contributions from whoso interest Bryan I represents. I It, !to the The disclosed that 343 subscribers fund gave more than $100. contributors number In all about ". and the Democratic newspa- $42,500. The total of receipts are j ne-rs have raised more than $100,onn. \ BURGLARY IN MORE TROUBLE IN TEHACHAP!SIRAITONSySIEM \V. A. Wheary was ijromjln down from Tehaclmpi tills morning by Deputy Constable Soto to facn ;t burglary charge. Wheary, who is a piano player employed in the house of ill repute conducted by a woman known as Lottie Passos, is charged with having entered one of the rooms of the resort and breaking open a trunk belonging to the woman. He was arrested by the deputy constable and formally charged with the crime before Justice Heath. Thirty days for Drunkeness. William Clark, arrestwi by Officer Brlggs Monday for drunkenness and on suspicion of being a yecjgmun, was this morning sentenced to thirty days I In jail by Judge Thpmas. ] Telephonic, advices this morning from tho Midway gave intelligence of the shutting down of the Stratum wa- tor system last night. Tho delay Is thought to be only temporary and will not effect the work In the field as the companies, now In operation, have taken care to have considerable storage on hand for such emergencies. The Kern Mutual Telephone Company Is making good progress with the construction of the telephone lines in Midway and the different properties are rapidly being connected up. ridge meeting. Th e gifted orator to answer the questions submitted by the Californian has demonstrated the weakness of the Republican position as nothing else could have done, and Mr. Bryan has been Incalculably benefited. . Said one old-time Republican today, * "I went to the meeting for no other purpose than to hear Shortridge answer the questions propounded. They were simple and direct, and went to the heart of dividing Issues. That 1 was disappointed, I need not say. The | speaker did not pretend to reply to | most of the questions, and his explanations covering the others were by no means satisfactory. I have made up my mind to vote for Bryan." Just how badly the opposition was hurt by the Shortrldge meeting Is Illustrated by the two column artlcla in the local organ, which on the day following the speaking all but Ignored the question phase of the gathering. It now calls the questions "impertinent" and "unfairly slated," and la Us desperate search for some defense it avers that tho Californian accused the orator of not speaking the truth. But that will not creata any feeling among those who have followed the controversy. The Call 1 forulan leaves the words "lies,' "liars" and kindred terms to those who care to use them. This paper does not Indulge In such epithets, and their injection Into tho discussion shows how keenly tho opposition feels the damage that tho Shortridgt meeting did to the cause. Tho local exponent takes up one' out of several questions propounded and seek;! to cloud the Issue by telling how thu Democrats (the minority) in-evented tho campaign publicity bill from becoming a law. Of course everybody knows that the refusal of the Democrats lo vote for the bill was based upon those provisions that had nothing to do with campaign contributions, that were aimed at tho Democracy In the south, but even with that opposition, the majority could do. But$hat Is getting away from tha direct Issue. THERE IS NO PUBLICITY LAW ONi THE BOOKS. The Republican party were in power in all branches of tha government. The best elemdnf' | In the party demanded a plank pledging the party to enact such a law. IT WAS TURNED DOWN BY TUB CHICAGO CONVENTION BY A Come Miles to Hear Bryan Bryan Fund Nears $100 The Bryan fund is now almost $100, which, considering the call on local Democrats for funds is most encouraging. Many Bryan men have sent contributions direct to Chicago. Others have contributed to the fund of the state central committee and to that of the local central committee. The Californian believed when It asked for contributions for the na-, tional committee that It would be a very creditable showing If $100 was raised. It in now certain that the sum will exceed that amoun.t On Tuesday next wnat money has heen collected will K ( > forward to Herman Rldder, and Bryan men who would like to contribute are request- that the ships were so close to Voko-1 ( .. d to send , n thelr rein iuance before FLEET NEARS JAPAN COAST ..TOK1O, Oct. 10.—The American fleet, somewhat In advance of the schedule, was sighted today by Japanese war vessels sent to convey a friendly greeting. A wireless message reports that Admiral Sperry and I bis officers and enlisted men are witnessing the maneuvers of tho Japan- use vessels off tho Island of Kyushu southwesterly from Japan. The fact WYMORE, Neb., Oct. 16.—Brya« began his third and last day in Nebraska today with a speech at Endicott before 7 o'clock this morning. It, was nearly midnight last night when he concluded, but he was fresh and chipper this morning. Several hundred farmers woro .• .3- Kemblod and some drove more tha.i lf> miles. At Falrbury Mr. Br.an )lpoke for twenty-five minutes. At Dlller ho discussed the various planks In the platform asking for the election of senators by direct, vote and for publicity for campaign funds. "I want a law," he said, "to make | tho Republican party Uko tho people Into Its confidence and so let us know how heavily Standard Oil, the steel trust, the harvester trust and other trusts mortgaged tho Republican party by contributing to tho campaign." VOTE OF SOMETHING LIKE NINB TO ONE. The Callfornlun asked Mr. Shortridge the direct question, "Why?" The orator evaded that direct question by saying that Congress had passed a law covering the matter. There Is no such law, and Mr. Short ridge Is mistaken. General Taft makes no such claim for his party. He understood the significance of the omission and hurried to the front with a promise to publish the contributions UNDER THE NEW YORK LAW. Nobody before Mr. Shortrldge has protended to excuse the action of the national convention, NOT EVEN MR. TAFT. Democrats are hoping that the local organ will continue the discussion further. It is the best campaign material possible for the Democracy. When the morning paper has finished talking about campaign publicity Democrats are hoping it will take up the demand made by President Roosevelt on Congress with reference to Injunc'linous. The President's exact language, which Mr. Shortridga thought he didn't use, was given In 'the, Californlan last night, and has ': formed the subject of endless comment. j Then there are the other questions, • all uood for columns of discussion, and thi- California!! sincerely hopes its neighbor will discuss them and particularly (hose that Mr. Shortrldge did not touch upon. More Balloons in North Sea BERLIN, Oct. 16.-7-The German balloon Busley landed yesterday morning In the North Sea. The two men aboard were rescued by a passing steamer half naked and exhausted. Great anxiety was felt for the safety of this balloon. It was the last of 23 balloons started in the international cup race last Sunday. The rescue was effected with difficulty, the men belag dragged along the surface of the sea in the car and were drenched with spray. The Plauen and Hergzelt, which sailed Monday in the endurance eon- test, are still missing and much anxiety Is f>lt for these balloons. SNUDDEN TOMORROW NIGHT. A public reception for Rov. ;md Mrs. j Snuddi.Mi will bo held tomorm-.v f\.-n- ' in- at i':3i» at the First M,--> • '1st i Chun 1 !:. Ri'V. Sntidden is the ',<>••• pastor a.. '. '•'• "I-;. h.i ly is invlt.- j t>, be |ir« s> in .Ui>; LiuiUo his ii''i;u-i!:.-.,;l4»'». hama, whero they are schedule ! to arrive Saturday morning, is unknown to the public as yet, although the news was quickly circulated In official circles. The first official ^"el- Ing to Sperry was made by Vic.. 1 Admiral Salte, the minister of the navy, who sent a wireless saying that a'.l Japan was anxiously awaiting ti>•• arrival of the fleet. AH the ships a- reported In splendid condition. noon of that day. The total subscriptions to date aro Dr. D. J. Prather, Oakland $ 5.on Anti-Smith Voter ' 2.00 Previously acknowledged 16.nn Sf-nt to national committee • • • 75."iO Total $98.50 Messrs. Htc.f'l and Cranston lur Masonic, meeting toninht THE WEATHER. Cloudy, showers tonight and. Friday. Royal Arch Meets. The Kern Valley chap'e Royal Arch Masons h>-!d ;• last night at which '!>>e,- c :ecei\e,| the (b-.:ii ••. T!,.- ;-• well intended and member* of the lo present to participat and meet the visiting members, lljo ecur because ho local olflci n Han Francis of tho ; rs on tin The roj!- v. ill not Ullll lice Of raiii! In lt,-e- STOCKHOLDERS ALLEGE I Kern county lands and men are Involved In u twit hoKini In the 1'nited States court. In l.ns An-'ele:-. yesterday. Tho minor!!' >'" viVilder.s nf tho Utah Crown Oil t'unipany chaw Tom Monin and i, liters oi' iln< Kern Crown with conspiracy and fraud In tho transfer of valuable 1 iu:l.-.. the for- lo.wephhiP proper!. 1 ., to the Hab- of San A Small Fire.-An alarm :•( l fl o'clock liist nlKht culled the fl;v department to >".'nd and \, ^iiv•<- in put om a small lire in a small building occupied by Chinese. .The dauuo;e was very slight. It was alleged that oil worth $:.'.>. i are alion 1 I'elTcd ID Ihe liahcock disregard of -ihe rights stockholders repre shares -• irin^' lands to be ir.nis- Conipan> in of minority 50,'JUO A. D. S. " Bronk-Lets " An Antiseptic Throat Pastille. SINGERS SPEAKERS PREACHERS EVERYBODY Use them for Husky Treats Hoarseness, etc 25c You get them at THE KODAK STORE. J. A. Hughes The Leading Prescription Druggist. Phones Main 64 and 74.