The Bakersfield Californian from Bakersfield, California on October 28, 1908 · Page 7
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The Bakersfield Californian from Bakersfield, California · Page 7

Bakersfield, California
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Wednesday, October 28, 1908
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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 28, 1908. THE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIA!*. WE NOW HA.Vt STEAM HEAT UNION THEATRE :::• —_:.:: MAIN 128 :—T~: PRICES 10c, 25c, 35c, 50c MATINEES SATURDAY, 10c, 25c. THIS WEEK Monday, Tuesday Wednesday, Thursday 'The WESTERNER' ATTH Stirring Scenes at Big Rally (Continued from Pace I.) president of the Iroquois Club of Sanjer HI. n showed that n part of t Friday, Saturday and Sunday A Forced Payment Prize Matinee Saturday LADIES' PRIZE WAIST CHILDREN'S PRIZE A PAIR OF SHOES THE WINE RULING 13 TO BE MODIFIED. SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 27—The Crape Growers' Association of the state today received positive Information from Washington that the ruling prohibiting the use of domestic sweet wines in compounding proprietary medicines, would be so modified as to remove the restrictions against which the growers complain. WELL BORER. J. H. KEEPE Well Borer. Work Guaranteed 2917 Chester Ave. Business address Phone 161. THE MAJESTIC. AS THE DAYS GROW SHORTER You feel the need of heavier elolli infr. yet hesitate to purchase winter weight. Not necessary—seii'l hist spring's suit hero for renovation, clean in ar and pressing, and -,vt-')l put it in shape to wear am' please your eyes, however eritii YOU 1YIHV he. Pioneer Cleaners and Dyers A. C. Jacobsen, Proprietor. _ Office, 161& lath St.. Phone Wain 175 Works, 129-133 20th St. Phone Main 168 THIS IS THE CAR Francisco, and when it rolled into the Korn depot one and one-half hours late, a great throng of people wore assembled. The speakers were greeted by a big reception committee, but so dense was the crowd packed about the depot that the visitors and their escorts had difficulty In making their way to the street car. From the platform, Mr. Jacobs spoke briefly to the throng. He brought the word of cheer that Bryan Is to win. and he promised to deliver a formal speech In Kern tonight. The speakers were hurried to the Southern through streets brilliantly lighted with red flre and then after a hasty dinner they proceeded to the opera house, where a great crowd awaited them. Every seat was filled, and many stood In the rear. It was nearly 9 o'clock when Chairman Roberts of the Central Committee introduced Alfred Harrell as the chairman of the evening. Senator Sanford was the first speaker, and he started the cheering. He said that though Bell could not come, Bell s the Bryan of California, had sent the people of Bakersfield a message. He had traveled through fifteen states campaigning, "and," said Sanford, "he told me to say to you that William J. Bryan will surely be elected President." The Standpat Congress. Mr. Sanford discussed briefly the failure of Congress to accept the so called Roosevelt policies. He told how the majority had turned discourteous ly away from the President's message how John Sharp Williams, with 166 Democrats petltoning for bills favor able to the recommendations of the President, had plead for just thirty Republican votes to insure the return of bills from the committees. But not a Republican came forward. Not one raised his voice in behalf of the reforms demanded In the message. Senator Sanford particularly referred to the paper trust, and when he said that though there wore Republican editors In Congress who know the Injustice Jhe trust is doing the publishers of the land, not one of them had I Jhe courage to stand up nnd bo count- ( od with the IfiO Democrats, the discussion took on a local color, and the big crowd cheered again and again. Mr. Sanford was folowed by Thos. K. Hayden who made a telling speech. The Iroquois chieftain captured his audience by.a clever story with reference to Roosevelt's claim that Taft will make a "model President." A young couple had just boon made man and wife. Friends crowded about to offer congratulations, and one lady ' gushingly said, "I know you have a i model husband." The bride was not sure about the moaning of the word model, nnd at the first opportunity, she consulted the Standard dictionary and found this: ".Model-.—A liule imitation." The crowd en ugh I the point and the speaker had the good will of his hearers. Mr. Hayden discussed the tariff, dealing particularly with the steel trust, which in Europe sells Moel rails that costs $12 a ton to manufacture, for $18, and charges the home market policy was the "full recognition" of tin- Japanese, and their iiaturali/.ation. He read from the President's message lo Congress of January, 1907, in which the chief xecutlve expressed his strong pro-Japanese sentiments. That is the policy of Mr. Rooaevent, and it s therefore the policy of Mr. Taft. Humorously the speaker touched the recent speech of Son-in-Law Longworth, who declared for another erni for Roosevelt, after Taft gets through with the job. Candidates Compared. Comparing the two Presidential candidates, the speaker said Taft bad been born in luxury. He had been educated in a wealthy family. As soon as he had reached manhood's estate, he had been appointed to office, and he has been on the job ever since. One appointment had followed another, and he has never faced the battle of the world, the battle that makes the rounded man. On the other hand William J. Bryan worked his way through college. He worked his way up ttoe ladder as an attorney. He became ft national legislator who made for himself a national reputation. When he retired to private life, he declined to enter the employ of a big railway company, at a princely salary. He preferred to cast his lot with the people. It was here that the speaker, in eloquent words, painted the picture of Bryan. His honesty of purpose, his firmness of character, bis gentleness of bearing, his sympathy with the people; and as the sentences reached their climax the greatest polltlca demonstration in the history of the city began. The meeting closed with prolonged cheering for Bryan. The Union Band furnished the music throughout the evening and gave a street concert both In front of the Southern and at the opera house. The stage was prettily adorned with flowers nnd palms, the work of enthusiastic feminine Bryan admirers and (he entire scene in the opera house, from the opening to the plose of the meeting was an Inspiring one. A STATEMENT OF FACTS II. A. .laslrn. l)eiiii>e;-al iV imiiiiiiri' I'm - up r\ isor. lias i-^nci l'nll'>\vinir slMlriiii'iit lu Ilii' people nl' ill.' Misii-iel: TO THE VOTK.US OF Til 1C FIFTH Sl'I'KK VISi HilAi. DISTRICT: In again becoming a candidate for tin- iiflie.- nl yipei visor. I liiicl hope* iiuil believe I (liiit the campaign would l.-o cM'f :.i ,; i. itlarir miwpiv.ww 'ation of my olllclal record, every act of \vliirh I ,• m conscientiously sa? has boon dictated liy a sincere desire to .serve the best interests of tin county. Whatever lionor there is attached 10 (In- office [ occupy has beet mine, iind I can truly say that the one motive in my further oamlidae.v is to contrilinto whatever business ability 1 may possess lo the advancement and upbuilding of ihe county In which I have resided for (he «tv<UW liortlon of my life, and whe.-e 1 ox|)eet to spend the remainder of mf days. With thoso who have h\e;| In (lie county for any eonsldornbU time and who have followed my official work. I believe no defense of my record is necessary. Hut, inasmuch as tlioro are hundreds of new- voters In the district, many of them unfamiliar with local affairs, nnC therefore likely to bo misled by Hint partisanship that has recourse! (« misrepresentation. In justice to myself and my friends. 1 cannot permit false statements, reflecting upon my stewardship as a public servant, to KO unnoticed. I shall discuss these statements briefly and In the ordflr In which they have been called to my attention. Now try and conceive a car almost as silent as the photograph Itself— car vibrant with pent-up power under fllnger-tlp control; u car that will glide noiselessly up alongside the aristocracy of niotordom and lack nothing that the latter possesses except a higher price—and you will have formed a fair mental picture of the revelation that awaits you. Dismiss from your mind the Idea that you have ever seen a low-priced car which was In the same class UK this $lf>50 four cylinder 80 horsepower Cadillac. Where you have seen little cars at a low price, you will now see a big ear at a low price. Where you have hitherto seen spidery outlines anil bandbox proportions, you will now see size and strength and dignity. Where you ha.'e seen indifferent material skimped and saved to make possible a low price, you will now see a car built of the finest steels money can buy, usutl in full and generous measure- and. the same painstak- nng, conscientious system of construction, down to tin- last ntit and bolt, that has been typical ot the Culillac plum from the lirat yeuf of its history. Deliveries early next month. First ear load already sold. C. E. Getchell, Agent, Bakersfield Auto Supply Co. 19th and 0 Sts. Tel. Main 1260 OIL FIELD SOCIAL FRIDAY There will bo a Hallowe'en social in the oil fields Friday niuht for the benefit of the Congregational church. An entortainliiK program will be rendered. The decorations will be in Keeping with the occasion. One of the features of the evening will bo the appearance of the grout and only Pump- Uln Ridge Hand. An admission of lo cents will tie charged, while refreshments will be charged, for extra. CHANCE TO SPEND THE WINTER IN CALIFORNIA. CHICAGO, Oct. 27.—Manager Frank Chance of the Cubs will spend the „, „ , , , , wl nt (> r in California. The peerless $28 for the same article. No wonder , , onder yegtcrday announm i the steel trust and the other great combines that fatten through protection, at. the expense of the American people can afford to cive tip millions j to bring about the election of the Republican tiokot every four .M-.M'S. Mr. Hayden touched upon the panic and bow it was handle,! by tlie administration, mid his every utt'iaiice was cheered by the enlhiisiaMir throng. He pointed out that this is ,t battle between the people ami ' ntienchod battle in the thnt ho would take his departure on Saturday and tha he will not return to Chicago until next spring. Since the close of the Reason be has been wined and' dined lavishly. He is quite the big- Beat thing | n baseball today. Ho Is even a bigger figure in baseball than Anson was In bis day. Ho lias brought two world's championships to Chicago and the Chicago fans look to him to make it three straight. Chance H85'H wealth. It is the worn ! nation thai the people of California are flKhtint:, the battle ;if:;:in I corporation control, Jacobs Awakens Enthusiasm. W. R. Jacobs was the laM >peaker of the evening and he was II.-OM cordially received, as he warmed up to bis work, be awakened the enilui-iasin to its highest pilch. He road from a Washington dispatch how at a cabinet meeting, Mr. Roosevelt ha<l assigned the membeis to make campaign speeches in (lio doubtful males. public servants bad been r-cnt In do) I'.iuiiJ.iU'n work. They wcie called] upon lo do party instead ot public service. "|| is good the President did' not see fil to call on the army and navy to help elect Tat'i." and the sentiment caught the crowd. The Japanese Question. Mr. Jacobs pointed out that Toft's niftiest boost Is that he stands for the President's policies, The speak- Chicago win put even a stronger team on the field next year. Dr. J. S. Weiser •Manager »f the Weiser Optical Co., 10.'!:i f street, Fresno is in Bakersfield tills week- eomi-iirjtij^ Monday, October 19, 1908, and will stop at the New Southern Hotel. Eyes Examined Free All Work Guaranteed THE SCHOOL QUESTION. It has been asserted, and the statement is now being repeated, that th* couny tax rate has been lowered at the expense of the public achooif system, nnd that Individual districts have been forced to supplement U» county school tax by a direct tax on district property. This Is Important, if true, l jet us see whether It is true or false. In 1905, seven school districts voted a special tax. In 1906, eight school districts voted a special tux. In 1907. eleven school districts voted a special tax. In 1908, nine school districts voted a special tax. The record will show that aside from the Bakersfleld district, whlcfc will be taken up separately, the money raised by special taxes was few- new school buildings, or for other permanent Improvements. This Is a burden which the property of each district must bear, under the law ol the state. It Is not met by county taxation, nor would It be just to tax, say the property owners of Tehnchapl, to build a school house at Delan*. But special taxes are not voted In Kern County to maintain the schools, and there are no such cases on record, save only In one or two Instance* where, through a sudden accession of the population, the district was compelled to meet Increased running expenses that could not have been foreseen when the levy and apportionment were made. The annual special tax voted In BakersBold Is due to the fact that the city maintains departments not enumerated as statutory school studies. The course of study In Bakersfleld Is extended to include departments IB domestic science, manual training, etc., and to meet this added expense- not contemplated by the law, the City Board of Education annually Call* for n special tax. That Is n matter that Is not In the hands of the" s» pervlsors. That body provides for the support of the schools according to the laws of the State, and It Is guided In making such provision by the estimates of the County Superintendent of Schools, who in turn Is by the law in making his estimates. But let us see how the schools have been provided for In comparison with other counties. The biennial report of the State Superintendent, U- sued every two years, Is not yet to hand for 1907-1908, and I am com• pelled to make comparison with other counties on the basis of the figure* of 1906; but the conditions are the same, and the figures will serve tm Illustrate. Average length of school term In the valley counties of California, ISt days. Average length of school term In the schools of Kern County, 1G4 days. Average wages paid male teachers In California, $75.04. Average wages paid male teachers In Kern County, $79.64. Average wages paid lady teachers In California, $69.01. Average wages paid lady teachers In Kern County, $75.06. Average cost per pupil, per annum, In California, based on teachers K&- arles and current expenses, $26.75. Average cost per pupil, per annum, lu Kern County, upon the same basis, $27.90. SUMMARY Summarizing; the length of school term in Kern County is exactly thai same as in other counties with the same climatic conditions. Kern County pays Its teachers higher salaries than the average salaries, in California. Kern County spends more money per pupil (ban the average cost p«pupil per annum in California. Kern County does not support her schools by district taxes, us the r«e> ord of the Board of Supervisors and the Superintendent of Schools full* show. THE ROAD FUND. A further niisstatement lias been made that the road fund has beat spent to benefit the corporation of which 1 am Superintendent Th*chaw Is false, as the facts will disclose. From January to October, this year, I have expended upon the Oti Fields road, as per bills on file in the Supervisors' office, $2847.31. I have expended upon all the remaining roads of the district, $3100.0(1. I have husbanded the road fund under my control with tbo greatesd care, and have, now on hand, In the County Treasury, the sum of $13,000, and have accumulated Ibis money fctr a fixed purpose. The public will recall that by an economical administration for two years, the supervisors were enabled to build the handsome high schew; building at a cost of $50,000. In the two yearn following, and" with fht same careful economy, the Hoard constructed tbo new Hall of Records. Both bnlldlngH were brought into being without recourse to a bond Issue, and without working any hardship upon the tax payers. Both bulldinjsii are permanent improvements that will bo enjoyed by the people of Urn county for Kononitloas to eoni'e. Pursuing this ii.xed phis of making permanent improvements, I have carefully conserved the road fund and purpose to use the $i:;,0(Hi now available, with what can be added for th* next fiscal year, to oonKlnK.'f o;:c >,e:-niMieii: ro.i I in ilie .Ifsiriof. Los Angeles has recently bonded for $:!. 111111,11(10 to build per manent roads. 1 um carefully following tin- plans being worked otK there, and at the oarliof* possible day, with the bone/It of the experience of the neighboring county, I will utilize the funds mentioned for th^ purpose tunned. AS TO TAXES. I would further dlroci the attention or the voters ol the district to tlte, tax rate In Kern County as comjiarod with the rates, |» other counties. Though ihlti year Kern IK appropriating 11 cents lor permunom Improvements (on the Court House, Hospital and High School), and has appropriated !» cents for the payment of interest and principal on outstanding bonds, thu Stale nnd County tax rale IH still but $l.. r iO. Out of this rat* too the county supports its high school, and it Is one of the seven eountle* in California that .supports such school through county taxation, most hlgfc schools being district charges, and the burden of maintaining them falllnr directly upon the cities or districts In which they are located. But, reckoning Iho rate at what, it appears upon Its face, $1.50, here are mtm figures that will Interest the tax payers. I make comparison with counties similarly situated as to conditions and properly valuation: County Property Valuation Tax Rate • Ilutto $20,719,5". $2.Of. Hninboldt 2S,",ii7.(; 17 1 9<> Kern 32,308,498 '." 1^0 San niugo "1,117,::i'!i «.10 San Bernardino '.','.',,»-it>,(,2"> 2.20 Sonoma ::."., lOo.x.V, 1,510 1 have no wish to comment on tbise (inures. 1 simply sumbit them s& that my constituents may form an Idea as to governmental conditions IB Kern County, compared with like conditions elsewhere. Two small •counties in California have a lower lax rate than Kern County. One or twt have the same rate, and in the remaining counties the iates run froir $1.00 to $2.7f>. BY WAY OF ILLUSTRATION It has been stated that I have sought to legislate, through the supervisors, in the interest of the Kern County Land 'Company. Just one tt lustration: A county is empowered by law W Impose a per capita tax for the maintenance' of roads and the support of n hospital. This tax. at formerly established In Kern County was as follows: Road tax, $2.Oft Hospital tax, $l.(in, and for years ibis burden was Imposed on every mm residing In the county. To collect such a tax would mean a reduction ol $20,000 annually in the amount that must be levied on the property inter ests of tho county. The Koni County Land Company is the heaviest tat payer In the Comity, and It would have been largely benefited by the co» tlnuatlon of this head tax. But such a tax is unjust, nnd 111 my SIIR gestion, and with my vote, the road and hospital per capita tax was abolished, and the burden \vas placed whore It belongs, upon the property* Interests of the county. Does tills look as thouirh I were Iei.-Hiit.lng for , my corporation employer, or for tbo people? And, further on this Mil..jeet. the closest scrutiny of my e\ery offlciai I'd will disclose thc.l my work !t.s a supervisor hap been 'id the'Interest of the people of the eount>. aiul In their Interest alone. No vote of mint and no act have ever favored any other interest than the interest of thr ' County of Kern. In conclusion I would say, that I have idven to the county governTrieib • the same careful consideration Hint, murks .my miuiimement of private affairs entrusted to me. My record as an official is before you. If »ov think I have served you Intelligently, if you believe I have given the county a business administration, It in for you to say whether you deslrr my services further. I shall be contain with the verdict. Respectfully, H. A. JASTBO,

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