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Vol. XX. BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA. KHIDAY. OCTOBER M, I'M is. It Is now conservatively estimated that Kern County will give Bryan not less than 500 majority. The figures -may run to 750, and those In closest touch with the situation would not be surprised If the Lane majority of 800 was again reached. . Figures made by the Democratic central Committee show that Bakersfleld and Kern will both be heavily Democratic, Marlcopa will give a big Democratic majority, while the Tehachapl and Linn's Valley country will roll up the usual Democratic majority. Randsburg and Mojave are both strong for Bryan. Information from the Kern River oil fields is to the effect that the vote will be fairly well divided, with a fair majority In each precinct for Bryan. In the local contest, it is conceded by both sides that Rowen Irwin will be elected to the assembly. Judge Mahon, of course, has no opposition. For supervisors, it now appears that there Is an excellent prospect for the election of both Messrs. Bush and Houser. In the Fifth District, It has been conceded by all that Mr. Jaatro will be again elected, the only question being the size of his majority. Men of Navy Ready to Leave TOKIO, Oct. 23.—Preparations for departure from, the hospitable shores of Japan are being made by officers and men of the fleet. They began leaving this morning for Yokohama, where a final farewell will be said. AcK mlrals Sperry, Shroder and Wain- wrlght took official leave at Toklo this afternoon, when there was a great demonstration. Almost the entire diplomatic corps was at the station. The Officers and representatives of every official department in the government was present as was an Immense concourse of people. There were no official functions today on account of the funeral of Nodazu. Taft Touring in Indiana —Taft Is today making a complete circuit of Indianapolis to points fifty miles distant from the city. Tonight there will be amonster rally at the capital at 7 o'clock. At Brazil many hundreds heartily cheered the candidate. At Fayette there was another outpouring. Taft was driven through the streets In an automobile. He spoke to thousands on the street corner from a platform. He dwelt today on the general prosperity issue, the labor problem and bank deposits. His speeches were largely a repetition of what he said yesterday. -*WIFE MURDERER SAYS ; SOME ONE ATTACKED HIM. SALEM, Ore., Oct. 23.—C. Y. Timmous, who yesterday killed his wife by cptting her throat, and who is in a precarious condition owing to terrible injuries to his own throat, "which were at first believed to havo been selMnflicted, today subscribed 'to a confession to the murder of his "wife, but declared he did not know •who cut his throat. Tlmmons says he awoke from a sleep to find his' throat had been cut. He saw a razor j in his wife's hand, took It from her j and cut her throat. He says a man named "Bob," but whose surname he, does not knowfl had come between • Houser Strong Candidate Wm. Hoiiser, the popular Democratic nominee for supervisor, dropped Intc town last night and left today at noon to continue his campaign In the First district. Mr. Houser considers his prospects most flattering. He has behind his candidacy, a very large proportion of his neighbors and friends on the desert, where he has resided for so many years, and a canvass of the mountain section shows that he will secure a very substantial support there. Everywhere that Mr. Houser has been he has received much encouragement. He has discussed with the farmers and miners the questions in. which they are mostly interested, and those who do not know him have been referred to (lie citizens of the Randsburg country for full Information as to tlie candidate. It is Mr. Houser's strongest recommendation that the people among whom ho bus lived for ;iro his warmest suporters. HE GAVE KNOX GOMPERS' JOB The Cleveland Letter Forger DAYTON, O., Oct. 23.—As he was boarding a train for New York City late yesterday, Broughton Brandon- berg was arrested by local detectives on the charge of forgery and grand larceny. A telegram from the New York city police department advised the local dopartmen o hold him. Ho Is alleged to have sold to the New York Times a letter which he alleged to have been written by the late 0rover Cleveland In which the states, man predicted the election of Tsft and which letter is now declared to have been a forgery. Brandenburg was locked up, as the amount of his bail was not fixed. In a statement Issued last night, Brandenbcrg says he had the proper authority from Mrs, Cleveland and from Mr. Hastings, co-executor of the Cleveland estate, before he sold the article to the Times, and furthermore 'asks i£ It is reasonable to suppose that any sane man would falslfj the utterances of nu ex-President of the United States for $120. At tho time he was arrested he said he was on bis way to New York City to give District Attorney Jerome additional evidence. He says the arrest was made by those interested in off-setting the influence of Mr. Cleveland's utterances, the object being to secure a dramatic climax just before elec- HE WANTED THE CANAL CHICAGO, live Henry T, Oct. 23.—Represcnta- Ralncy of Illinois an- OIL FIELDS SHOW ENJOYED LAST NIGHT. The first oil fields show given under the management of M. Para and night was a great success. The mov- night was a Rrea success. The moving pictures were good and A. G, Hughes made a bit with the lllus- WJU1INGTON, Oct. 21?.—A large crowd was' at the station note' this morning lo see Wm. J. Bryan, who spoke briefly but emphatically. He said he noticed by the newspapers that Mr. Roosevelt had 1 deposed Com pers as the labor leader and had sub stltuted Philander P. Knox, the trust attorney and trust senator. Mr. Bryan's Itinerary provides fon twelve stops today, and tonight there will be a big meeting at Newark. ..WASHINGTON, Oct. 23.—A small crowd was greatly disappointed that it was unable to s'ee Bryan as he passed through early today on his way to New York. He came from West Virginia and was asleep the entire time the train was at the union station. He departed a 7:23 for West Philadelphia. ..WILMINGTON, Oct. 23.—Bryan is preparing a reply to the latest re- ' ' j UIIUUIIUUUII UUIUlt; HIV- fllt-l^lu " »» written to (be trust senator, Knox, I p , lbllHhe(Ii that It must be discredited In which Roosevelt compliments ' , )y any means . u remains to be seen Knox as being the friend of labor, butj,,- the American public Is to bo bull- scores Gompers as an enemy and crit- j doze( , on one hnm , whilp j ara v lctim- iclzes Bryan because labor has en-' jzed on the 0 (her." dorsed him. PHILADELPHIA, "Oct. 2^.—Bryan was greeted with much enthusiasm by a large crowd (Including many railway employes. There were calls for Mrs. nounces, through press notices at the Democratic convention, that he will, on the opening day of Congress in De. comber next, Introduce a resolution calling for a Congressional investigation of the Panama canal purchase. In discussing the matter tonight, Mr. Ralney said: "I am sorry the President's letter to Senator Knox did not ake up the matter of the Panama Canal purchase. The President ought to be able to tell whether or not. his broth' er-ln-law and the brother of the Republican candidate for the Presidency were Interested In an American syndicate, which, It Is said, succeeded In getting control of tho securities of the Panama Canal Company just before the Nlcaraguan route was abandoned and the Panama route adopted. The President ought to be In a position to know who the members of the American syndicate were. The country is entitled to know all about It, and I Intend to see that It Is made public. As soon as Congress convenes in December I will Introduce * resolution asking for the appointment of a special committee fully author* Izcd to summon witnesses and require the production of books and pa pare, to thoroughly investigate th« matter. A resolution of this character should be provided. I expect to make It mj particular business in Congress to set that this matter is thoroughly Investigated." tlon." v , Through his attorney, Brandenberg issued the following statement: "It appears that I am to be the Captain Dreyfus of the campaign of 1908. I have been peculiarly alone and am still alone in my fight and though ready to welcome the great body of support which the facts warrant me, if it does not come, I shall go on .. Thc entire matter is all fitting nlc0 | y with Co | onc , Watterson'a plan, !lllnolinc , e( , i H , fol - o , no article wa him and his wife and had furnished < rated song, "Honey Time." Dancing her with money to scur a dlvorc. 1 was enjoyed after the show. Bryan and she appeared amid cries of "hurrah for the next first lady of Habeas corpus proceedings are being brought. NEW YORK, Oct. -23.— A telegram was received at police headquarters last night from Chief of Police P. J. Our Show of New Fall Clothes! Have you seen it ? If not, a treat awaits you, for we have a gathering of L. Adler, Bros. & Go's Rochester-made ready-to- wear suits that are a perfect revelation of style and quality. No matter how critical a man may be; he cannot withhold his approval from the fall models] of this great establishment, for in them are embodied the latest dreams of tashion as interpreted by a design -i who ranks first in his profession. We invite you to call just to look at the new things. THE TOGGERY IOWIU. • M4WI Alaback of Dayton, Ohio, saying that Brandenberg had expressed a willingness to return to New York without requisition papers. Later another telegram was received saying that an effort would probably be made by friends of Brandenberg to obtain his release today on ball. Upon this second message, the district attorney's office requested the Dayton authorl- j ties to demand large ball. He Has Earned a Long Rest Certificates for Contributors From the first remittance to the Bryan fund, $75.50, the Callfornlan has Individual receipts from the national committee. These recelpta are very handsome, with a picture ol x Bryan and Kern on them. Tho returns from he second Installment of |108 has not yet been received. Tho receipts on hand are for those named" below, and they may be had by calling at the Callfornlan office: James A. Ross J. M. Dyer j W. W. Harris. J J. W. Green • -, C. D. Mathews "% E. M. Roberts | .T. M. Good,e t L W. M. Harris ( Democratic Central Committee. The latest contributor to the fund W. S. Dlxon H. W. Kltpsteln John T, Basye Louis Baltzet W. T. Jameson (Harper's Weekly.) . _. Addressing the assembled populace! A. L. Moss at LHle Rock, Illinois, the Honorable Nicholas Longworth said'. I believe Mr. Tuft should serve eight 1 Is C. D. Morris, who forwarded ona years a§ President. After that I con-, dollar, making a total of »lR4.r>u so far HldpMhnt f _wo should elect Mr. Iloose-l ra|8e| ,_ Any f . ontrlhlltlons , nte nded for the fund should California!! office nut the land." Bryan said the reason his voice held out better than Tuft's WHS that he did not have to put through his throat arguments that hurt It and that he slept well because be WHS not disturbed by worrying about what he ' said yesterday or what he WHS to riiiy tomorrow. veil for eight years. The Sun vouches editorially for the truth of the statement that the President, bus Informed bin intimate friends thai be Intends to resume his present occupation in 19111, and adds: It. Is apparent from Mr. Lon«woi'tli'H statement that this expectation is enjoyed not only b.v tbtv inner circle of Mr. Roosevelt's friends but nlt-o by bis immediate family, and it Is unreasonable to suppose that Mr. LOUR worth would have nominated his august father-in-law for re-election eight years hence If he believed that such suggestion was other than agreeable to Mr. Roosevelt. There Is a slight discrepancy In i respect to the precise date when Mr. Roosevelt, proposes to resume the burden and joy of ruling over us—whether four or eight years hence. Probably it depends upon how good the hunting will be found to be In South Africa. We trust, that our motive will not be misconstrued when we express the hope that Mr. Roosevelt will find Kume In sufficient abundance to keep him shooting for eight full years at u dollar a word. Ho has well earned u protracted period of physical, mental, and moral relaxation. be left at tha lutf-r thnti next Tuesday, as n<> remittance will 1)6 made after that date. A WHIRLWIND FNISH IN MR. TAFT'S STATE CHICAGO, Oct. 23.—What IK announced at Democratic headquarters* | as a "whirlwind finish" of the cam- puitf in Indiana and Ohio will be made ; next week, beginning Monday. Four j special trains will be used, two in each state. In Indiana, John W. Kern will head the list of speakers on tho "National Special," while Thomas* R. Marshall, Democratic Gubernatorial candidate, will head the speaking force of the "Indiana Special." Charles A. Towne of New York and eRpresenta- the Mark Smith of Arizona will be among the speakers. Of the two specials In Ohio Judge Harmon will head the list of speakers of one, while the others, it Is said at headquarters, will carry a "distinguished number of Democrats of both state and national reputation." They will alternate through the week with he speakers assigned to Indiana spec- als. It Is said that the use of the four special trains will enable the speakers to reach practically every voter in the two states. THE WEATHER. KILLED IN EXPLOSION. l>orc,l..\S, \i'l-/... Oct. a: 1 .. In n premature r-xplosion blast irt railroad construction work In a Southern Pacific camp yesterday two wore killed outright and four fatally. The Injured were Mexicans. LAND DRAWINGS COST SETTLERS $2,000,000. DALLAS, S. D.. Oct. 22.—Tho draw- lug for farms in the great Trlpp County district was finished today whea.. the number of six thousand wa§ reached. This morning Judge Wltten and bis clerks began the work of assorting the 108,000 unlucky applicants arid comparing them with those who drew prizes in order to detect anf applicant who had registered twice. If any are found among the prize winners, they will be barred from filing. Last night and' today the work of moving the rush buildings which have lined Main street for the past three weeks to the new townslte ot Trlpp County made a unique spectacle. The buildings are on wheels and eight horses were hitched to each and a forced march over tha prairies began, each owner Intent upon securing the bent location In the town ot hla choice. It Is estimated that participation In the lottery cost the land seekers not, less, than $2,000,000. KERN'S SON MAY RECOVER FROM ILLNESS. INDIANAPOUS, Oct. 23.—J. W. Kern's son Is still In a critical condition and It was feared that ho would not live until this morning, but today, there IB said to be a slight chance for his ultimate recovery. READY FOR RACES. NKW YORK, Oct. 2'.',.— After receiving final lust rucl Ions lust night drivers and mechanics who uro to guide and watch over the seventeen racing automobiles entered In the Vanderbllt cup contest, devoted most of the nomlng grooming and overhauling. Southern Californta- and Saturday. -Fair tonight CLERK'S FORCE BUSY MAILING SAMPLE BALLOTS. f Tho county clerk's force Is busy mailing cample ballots. Each voter, under the law, must receive a copy by mail of the ballot, also a copy of the amendments. U require* postage stamps to the amount of $70 to mall the ballots. U will require several days yet to complete the work. Leather The Latest Conceits in this Serviceable Material. You would hardly believe that fined beautiful things could be made of leather as we are now showing. Tho following goods can be found here in variety. No better gift could be thought of than something from this line. 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