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Vol. XX. BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA, WKUXKSDAY, OCTOBER 28, 11HW. OVATION FOR BRYAN AT THE OPERA HOUSE W. R. Jacobs, the brilliant Stockton attorney, in a vivid word painting of William Jennings Bryan, fairly electrified a great audience at the Bakersfield Opera House last night, and cheers and hand clapping swelled into thunderous applause, died away, and then the multitude, fairly catching the Import of the words, broke out again .and again In prolonged acclaim. No *:&uch scene was ever witnessed at a political gathering in this city. Closing an impressive description of the •great Commoner, Mr. Jacobs pronounced him the most "popular man In the United States today, the grandest living American the greatest figure in all this world." Then things happened. A man back in the audl ence waved a big American flag. Many others raised flags and handkerchiefs In the air. A great volume of applause started among the men massed In the gallery. The cheering died down, and then it started again. Mr. Jacobs waited smilingly for the applause to subside, and just as it seemed to have ceased, the big flag in the audience waved again, and again the cheering was renewed. It was a fitting climax 19 one of the greatest political demonstrations ever held in Bakersfield—and from the temper of the big crowd, no man could doubt what Is going to happen in Kern County on Tuesday next. Sanford Talks. Though the state central committee blundered In scheduling Theodore Bell and Jas. D. Phelan for both Fresno and Bakersfleld, and though both speakers were claimed by the Raisin City, and no word of advice to that effect was sent here, the success of the big Democratic meeting was not inpalred. The special train brought Senator J. B. Sanford of Ukiah, W. R. Jacobs, the brilliant Democratic orator i of Stockton and Thos, E. Hayden, T" l! tlor to . the Our Fleet Went to Japan at Suggestion of the Emperor ANACONDA, Oct. 28.—A special from Kalispool, Mont., says that United States Senator Joseph M. Dlxon In an address declared the American fleet was sent to Japan at the request of the Emperor to overawe the war element of the Japanese population, which had so Insisted on war with the United Suites, that the Emporer and his counsellors were unable to placate them. The emperor then decided to ask Roosolovt. to send a large and Imposing fleet for a demonstration to strike terror Into the hearts of the war party which knows nothing of the immense resources of the country with which they were demanding war. Mr. Roosevelt approved of the scheme and the United States spent millions to send the fleet to help the Emperor out. SHIPOWNERS OPPOSE ACT It appears now that all San Francisco IH not for the India Basin act, as has been commonly supposed. The Shipowners' Association, a strong or- has Issued the following OIL FUMES YORK IS NOW THE GREAT BATTLE KILL SCORE (Continued on page 7.) OIL FIELDS ON FRIDAY Jacobs in Kern The oil fields meeting on Friday night promises to be the best and biggest ever held in that section. W. R. Jacobs is going to supplement the efforts of the local speakers, and interest Is added by the fact that Supervisor Jastro will 'talk to the voters. In tho fields every arrangement is being made for whnt, It appears, will be (be greatest demonstration in the history of the field. Last night Rowon Irwin and E. L. Foster spoke at Randsburg and tonight they will address the voters at Mojave. MRS. STEVENS AGAIN LEADS THE W. C. T. U. W. R. Jacobs, the man who set an audience wild with enthusiasm last night at the Bakersfleld Opera House, will talk at Kaar's Hall tonight for Bryan and Kern. Matthew S. Platz,- city attorney of Bakersfield, will likewise address the meeting which promises to be one of the biggest that has ever been held in Kern. The Union Bund will be in attendance and local committees are busily arranging details to Insure the success of the meeting. * DENVER, Oct. 27.—Mrs. M. N. Stevens of Portland, Maine, today was •unanimously re-elected president of the National Woman's Christian Temperance Union. \ Other officers were elected as follows: Vice president at large, Miss Anna A. Gordon, Illinois, re-elected; Corresponding secretary, Mrs. Frances R. Parks, West Virginia; recording secretary, Mrs. Elizabeth Preston Anderson, North Dakota, re-elected; treasurer Mrs. E. P. Hutchinson, Kansas; 'general branch secretaries, young woman's branch. Miss Rhena E. G. Mosher, New York, re-elected; Loyal Temperance League branch, Miss Marguerite Wintringer, Illinois, re-elected. , , ... „ At .the coming election you will be asked to vote for or against what will be designated on the ballot as the "In,dla Basin Act" This act, if passed, will saddle the state with an Indebtedness of $1,000,000 of 20 year bonds for the purchase of certain real estate south or Islais Creek in South San^Franclsco, We desire the tax payers of the state of California to understand that this expense Is unnecessary and will only benefit a few selfish land owners and politicians. San Francisco does not need additional water frontage. What, It does need Is the improvement of the frontage it now has. which improved would accommodate the shipping for the next 1 fifty years. * i The harbor revenues cannot pos* i sibly take care of the interest ;tnd 'i sinking fund of tliese bonds without i increasing the/ state tolls, already loo jhigh, thus forcing upon the farmers, |small merchants and wiige earners ; throughout the state, the burden of I extra taxation for something not need- I ed. Furthermore, tlie additional increase in tolls will result In driving away the shipping to the northern ports. We earnestly urge you to vote against the "India Basin Act." Respectfully. H. L. STODDARD, Secretary. * * k* - Mr. and Mrs. Harold Galbralth of San Francisco are visiting with Mr. and Mrs. Falrchild. Mr. Galbreath IH a brother-in-law of Charles Morris. Mrs. A. P. Neff and daughter, after a visit with Mrs. N. A. June, have returned to their home in Los Angeles. Mrs. N. A. June is quite seriously ill at her home in Kern. NEW ORLEANS, Oct. 28.— Deadly fumes from Mexico's oil well flr e sixty miles from Tampico has killed more than a score of workmen in the last few days, and has done thousands of dollars worth of damage, according to Captain Hen- rlchsen of the steamer City of Mexico, who arrived today. The American mine owners spent a million dollars extinguishing the blaze and gases then burst out, killing laborers In their tracks. The local government has appealed to Mexico to have soldiers sent to render assistance. NEW YORK, Oct. 28.—The midweek of the last week of this remarkable presidential campaign finds the political battle raging at its height. The heavy artillery of the two parties Is chiefly assigned to New York, which Is now regarded as of vital Importance by both sides. The feeling Is growing among the interested that Bryan will sweep the tate, and the tremendous reception accorded him adds to this sentiment For the first time In many years the entire party Is harmonious. The gold Democrats are back In line, Tammany s working as strong for Bryan as i s for Chanler, and the enthusiasm '.or the Nebraskan both in the city and up state is causing much uneasiness. The Taft committee insists, howev- or that their candidate w(ll win in the state, though It Is admitted the majority will be greatly reduced. In FALLS DEAD FROM HEART ATTACH Without warning and totally unox- -pected, William Charles Gregory, employed In the supply store of the Associated Oil Company in the Kern River fields, was stricken unto death last night by heart failure. He was to see Storekeeper Phillips about a matter relating to a telephone and walking down to the supply store and not finding Mr. Phillips there, he walked to the storekeeper's home and while in front of the house but in the road, the attack cume and the unfortunate man fell dead. The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the undertaking parlors of Dlxon & Sons, under the auspices of the Eagles. Gregory was also a Woodman. He Is survived by his widow and a daughter attending school in Berkeley. She has been summoned and will arrive tonight. Gregory had been a sufferer from heart trouble for some time past and a physi- some quarters it is figured as low as 15,000, nnd this close estimate encourages the Bryan men to believe that the state Is hopelessly lost tg Tnft. Kern continues to tour In Indiana, Chafin Is in New Jersey and Debs is in Illinois. Tonight from 59th street to 50th avenue there will be a blaze of searchlights and red fire, bands and clubs nnd a big demonstration for Taft. The npeakers at Madison Square Garden will be Taft, Hughes, Lodge and Geo. Knight of California. Taft Busy. This was Taft's busy day in Greatei New York as Monday was Bryan's After a series of speeches In the cities and towns along the Hudson between New York and Troy, Taft will return lo Xew York and be the central figure in the biggest Republican day of the campaign. Taft's train was due in New York a half hour before noon and until midnight or Inter, every moment of the time will be utilized at the meetings In various parts of the Ity. Hughes is accompanying Tatt and is one of tho principal speakers tonight. Bryan in Up State. Two hours before Taft reached New York Bryan on his way for another swing up state through Tarrytown, and a half dozen other towns and cities to Albany and Schejiectady. At Troy there will be a big meeting tonight. Bryan is in excellent spirits today. "I have had a delightful, busy tlm« during my stay In New York," he said, "The signs are improving all the time. I certainly expect to carry New York. I expect to carry the entire middle west, as well as some eastern states. Nebraska is sure." Bryan exhibited surprising vigor la his tour. Rain fell but it did not Interfere with his meetings. Great crowds greeted him everywhere, and the most tremendous enthusiasm wan exhibited. Though the candidate has spoken almost continuously his voice ig still good, and his vigor unlmpalr- ARE ORDERED OUT SHOW MEN ARE UNDER ARREST MEXICAN STOLE A had been under the care of cian. SECRET A warrant has been Issued for the arrest of Manuel Vargas, a Mexican farm hand ( for the theft of a phono- _ graph from J. A. Salisbury, the well i ,, ha8e " 0[ the government suitTo dis" RATES TO THE STANDARD OIL. NEW YORK, Oct. 27.— That secret tariff rates, which were not filed with the interstate commerce commission, were Issued by the Pennsylvania Railroad Company, and that only the Standard Oil Company profits by the alleged Illegal rates, was testified to today In the hearing of the railroad No New Suit Yet? Well, then it's time you were pitying us a visit aiul allowing us the pleasure of assisting you in selecting a fine, stylish winter suit. ^ We've been outfitting all the well dressed men of Bakersfield in suits, and we're sure we can satisfy you perfectly. If you want a stylish suit, one that has some class to it, is neat, stylish and swell, then come to us—for we have them. Suits here at all prices. j known rancher living south of town, j 80 , V(J lhe standard oi , Company i Vargas has been employe^ around i ' Salisbury's place for the past year i and Saturday last departed for I»s' | Angeles with the music box. seen to board the train. He was John Johnson of Baltimore, division agent of the Pennsylvania Railroad, who was the only witness called, was during the entire sea- 28 YAQUIS SURRENDER AFTER A BATTLE. BISBEE, Oct. 28.—Following a skirmish southeast of Hermoslllo In which It is reported Bule. the chief of the the sion. On cross examination by Frank B. Kellogg, senior counsel for the government, Johnson testified that the Standard Oil Company was the only shipper from Olean to Rochester, a distance of 106 miles, and that tho Harry Monahan, the Gans-Nelson picture show man and R. Farrelly and Harry Warner, his associates, were arrested In Visalla yesterday on warrants sworn out by Geo. May, but on posting $25 each cash ball, they were allowed to continue with their show. The pictures were shown In Visalla last night, Hanford tonight and Co- allnga tomorrow night and Friday, the throe sporting men have been ordered to report here for arraignment on tho battery charge Imposed by George May. It Is said that Monahan has been making overtures to May to dismiss the complaint, but the transfer man Insists that the manager and his assistants be brought to trial. The cane Is in Judge Marlon's court in Kern. Valencia Want* Change. Abo Valencia has applied for a change of venue from Delano to Judge Black's court in Bakorsfield. The papers were forwarded yesterday but. being faulty In essential points were returned to tho northern justice for correction. Valencia was held by Judge Tlmmons under $2500 bonds, which have not yet been given. Valencia Is at the county jail. Drinks evidently camo pretty fast fop one Ed Thomas last night. He went Into the Turf and ordered a meal but when it came to paying ' for it Thomas had none of the coin of the rea,lm to show. Tho waiter naturally became anxious and when Thomas likewise became anxious and attempted to sneak out of the back door, Officer Mortensen was called In. In explaining to Judge Thomas this afternoon Ed Thomas said, "I had some money during the afternoon and when i ordered supper I thought I still had it. I had a few drinks beforehand and must have lost track of how much money I really did have." So thought the judge and tho man waa floated. F. J. Dwyer and J. E. Murphy, thought Officer Mortensen was on their track for some purpose. Last night they spied the officer ambling down the street In their direction and they started to run. The officer followed and arrested them. They were ordered out of town. Officer Glenn arrested Guy B. Anderson and he likewise was given orders to leave Bakersfteld. They all left for Mojave, the officers say. RAMON SESMAS DIES FROM THE FEVER Ramon Sosmas, living In the Borgwardt addition, died last night of fever. The funeral will be held tomorrow from St. Joseph's church in Kern. Tho deceased was fi5 years of age and had lived in this county ten years. He was unmarried. Yaquls was killed, 84 Yaquis came to i rate, which had never been filed with Hermossillo and surrendered. Torres arrived from Europe yesterday and said he expected the treaty with the Yaquls would be signed this week for permanent peace. TO INSPECT KINGS RIVER CANYON ROAD the Interstate commerce commission, i or posted as required by law, was 9 i cents a barrel. Independent con- i corns In the same territory, It was brought out, paid rates as high as 28 I cents a barrel for virtually the same distance. | Mr. Johnson admitted that 'he Stan- State Engineer Ellei y arlved In this i dard Oil was the only shipper receiv- ' Ing the rate of 9 cents a barrel. He said that he kept the rate secret from THE TOGGERY IOWIU. « IIMM | city last night from Sacramento for j the purpose of Inspecting the new Kings River road being built Into the J Kings River canyon. This road is one of the most Important being built under the direction of the state engineer's office and a great deal of care is being exercised In Us construction.— Fresno Republican. the New York Central. Neither road'fi rates, he testified ,bad ever been filed with the Interstate commerce commission. Mrs. R. R. Rosenberger yesterday On No. 107. returned LAST REMITTANCE OF MONEY TO BRYAN FUND. A draft for $15.50, the last of the funds collected by the Callfornlan was sent to Herman Rlddor lust, night, making a total of $199 that the friends of Bryan contributed through tho Cul- Ifnrnlan. No more subscriptions will be received by this paper as there would hardly bo time enough to gel another remittance to Chicago before the election. SALE OF THOROUGHBREDS. LEXINGTON, Ky., Oct., 27.—The disposal sale of Col. Milton Young's McGrathiana stud, the second largest thorotighprod establishment of the world, comprising 500 stallions, mares and weanlings, begun her« today. Young Is preparing to leave the American racing field and establish a plant In the Argentine republic. Leather The Latest Conceits in this Serviceable Material. ** You would hardly believe that such beautiful things could bo made of leather as we are now showing. The following gpods cun be found here In variety. No better gift could be thought of than something from this line. Ladies' Handbag* in Alligator, Seal, etc., etc., Pocket Books, Purses, Cigar Cases, Card Cases. Bill and Letter Books, Wrist Bags. Prices are most reasonable on everything. Come In and lot us show you the goods. See our Window. THE KODAK STORE. J. A. HUGHES The Leading Prescription Drugglat. Phone* Main 84 and 74,

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