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Vol. XX. BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA, MONDAY, NOVEMBER L>, 1!)08. No. 80 EVERY SIGN POINTS TO ELECTION OF MM. BRYAN NEW YORK, Nov. 2.—At headquarters where the last touches are being put on the work of the campaign there •was no change In the announced estl- Josephus Daniels, chairman of the literature bureau: "Bryan will be elected because the Democracy presents a united front. mates of. opposing chairmen. Hitch- j Further the Democratic party will be augmented by thousands of Republicans dissatisfied with the mistakes of twelve years of Republican administration. "This army of voters will be further strengthened by a new force In American politics—the labor party. Assuming there were to be a strict party line up at election the labor vote Itself would turn the scales to Demd- cratlc success. The labor party has put all Its eggs In the Democratic basket and it must win to save them. "Mr. Bryan himself has gained wonderful strength In the last few years In all parts of the'country and thousands of voters who neither understood him nor his alms now place their absolute trust In him and his policies. "The Democratic national committee has brought all the elements of the party together; It has the labor vote, and Its remarkable accessions of cock holds steadfastly to the forecast of 325 votes for Taft, while Mack says that Bryan will receive 333 of the 483 •votes to be cast. The last instructions to state chairmen of the Republicans •were sent out last night by Hitchcock. Mnck also wired Instructions to his workers In all parts of the country. Governor Hughes delivered speeches all day and will continue tonight speaking ten times. Republicans believe they will hold the majority for Bryan In Greater New York down to 80,000 and that Tnft will come down to the Bronx with a majority-' large enough to overcome this. The Democrats claim Bryan will have a majority In the city large enough to more than offset the np state vote. The result as to the state ticket remains in the balance, both sides being confident of success. Never has there been an election more difficult to forecast. The leaders on both sides agree that Hughes will run behind Taft, but Republicans say the difference will not be so great as to imperil Hughes' chances. « NEW YORK, Nov. 2.—At both Republican and Democratic headquarters In tills city it was announced tluit the work of the respective or- DEMOCRAfS TO SWEEP The campaign is practically closed in Kern County, and there is a certainty that Bryan will receive COO majority with a prospect that his vote will far exceed that figure. Claims are made by some central commltteemen that it will reach 800. Six hundred la, however, a conservative figure. The election of Rowen Irwin' la conceded even by Republicans, and It is only a question of majority. In the supervisor contest In the Firth dlHtrlct, a careful poll of each preinct shows Jastro'a election by about 2% to 1. The election of Houser la the First district over Petersen and of Bush In the Fourth over Coraett Is now fairly certain. In the Congressional flfcht, tt Is believed that Shepherd will run close to Bryan and will have a splendid majority In the county. The Republicans are disheartened In the county. The best that Secretary Black would say today was that there would not be a "hundred difference between the parties." A TAFI PAPER SEES DEFEAT the Republican ranks, Mr. Bryan's strength strength from together with with the masses, are the reasons why this nation will turn to Democracy." Mr. Mack : lh' a statement tonight again attacked the Republican party for not Immediately making their campaign contributions public. The chairman said: "The (leniiii D.V ('resilient Rnoni'velt NEW YORK, Nov. 2.—The New York Post, which Is a Taft paper, says In connection with the Republican parade of Saturday: "There was no parade at all; only many men walking one after another. Today New York jwitnessed what might not unfairly be called ti canned parade. The Republicans have lost in the discussion of their Issues; they will lose In the attempt to coerce voters, and Tuesday they will find that Bryan and Kern will triumph by a tremendous majority. OUTLOOK IN CALIFORNIA SAN FRANCISCO, Nor. 2.— San Francisco will give Bryan a majority of 8,000, and advices received from the state com- mlttee are that Taft will cross the Tenachapl with a very small majority, If Indeed the south does not go for Bryan. The Bryan sentiment In flan Diego and Orange Is strong, as It Is for Shepherd. In Los Angeles the prospect of the election of Jud Rush over Congressman McLachlan is bright and the Republican majority in the county Is going to be slashed, too. There Is a strong sentiment, and It is growing, that Bryan will carry the state. * -5* + 4> J Jackies Dine on Noodles; Chop Sue/ A MOV, Nov. 2. — Two thousand men of the second squadron of the American fleet were allowexl to land today and were served at the reception ground!) with a European luncheon and a Chinese dinner. The men, however, are showing great dUnnpointment because they are not permitted to leave the grounds, restrictions having been placed upon them because the authorities do not believe that the city la yet free from cholera and plague. Admiral San of the Chinese navy today gave a luncheon In honor of Rear Admiral Emory and the fleet commanders. The cruiser Niobe left here this afternoon. in the c.iinpiiiKii of 1!>nS , ;m d the denial by Secrelnrv Cortelvoii was at an end. National Chairman Krimk H. Hitchcock of the Republican committee and National Chairman Norman E. Muck of the Democratic committee are going home to vote and will return to the city Tuesday afternoon to receive returns at headquarters. Hitchcock goes to West Newton, Mass., and Mack to Buffalo. Messrs. of getting money from the Ids inter- cuts desiring government favors were more vigorous In 10<U than they are today. But after the election It leaked out that the trust and .allied Interests gave big sums—Mr. Harriman himself raising $260,000, which he says changed 50,000 voters in New York City alone. Men like John D. Rockefeller success. Close political observers who have canvassed the state from end to end, frankly admit that they are In doubt, ,ind that there Is no possible way Ij which the result can be forecasted. From every quarter comes reports of Republican 'Inflection from Governor Hughes, but the Republican leaders do not nlace ve -y much stock in these .ind say that whatever votes Governor Hughes Icst-s In his own party will !>•• more than offset by gains from among Democrats and In- I dependent voters. I Tho Democratic lenders say thiil they h.'ive. bern will.lent of victory }'"<>r $3,133.03 and Interest on a part of from the very start" of the campaign, j the above sum, alleged to be due on They admit that Governor Hughes "n unpaid note, gained much ground during the past | A marriage license was issued to- L, D. GOOMBS SUES ELMER JUNES L. D. Coombs today started suit In the Superior Court against E. E. Jones to recover $692, alleged to be due for unpaid hire of eight mules, at the rate of $23 per head per month. J. O. Hodgens, through his attorney, George Whltakcr, today started suit . against the. Silver How Oil Compa'iiy OIL DIVIDENDS IN OCTOBER two weeks, but now say the tide changing again toward Chanlor. is day to M. H. Harrison, 44, native of Tennessee, resident of Reedley, and Mack and Hitchcock adhered to the an d Andrew Carnegie were not then forecasts given out Friday and Saturday, the Democratic chairman contending that Bryan will receive 33;! votes and Hitchcock announced himself as positive In his belief that Mr. Taft will receive 325 votes In the electoral college. While the national chairmen believe all has been done that can be done to elect their chiefs, the candidates themselves will continue In the fight to practically the last minute. Taft, after spending the day In Buffalo, went today to Cleveland, where he spoke this afternoon, and to Youngstown, where he speaks at night, hurrying thence to Cincinnati to vote OH Tuesday and hear the result of the election. Bryan put in the day campaigning In Northwestern Kansas, and will be at Lincoln for a homecoming demoiistra- advocating the ticket and putting their fortunes at the disposal of the Republican commit Ice. The money paid In then by. the Standard Oil trust, the steel trust, Harriman and others, Is but a bagatelle compared with the millions which Rockefeller, Carnegie and Morgan arc pouring Into this campaign j to stem the resistless tide that will carry Mr. Bryan to the White House." The New York state campaign, which has been In full swing tor more than a month, Is practically at nn end, although Governor Hughes will make ten speeches In Greater New York today. Lieutenant Louis Stuyvesimt Chanler, his Democratic opponent, will spend the- day In and around his home town pf Red Hook In Duchess county. Both Democratic and Republican state leaders claim to be confident of tlon this evening. Mack said today that his claim that Bryan and Kern will receive 333 votes in the electoral college was base.d on reports received from state chairmen and from private sources. State Chairman Conners has predicted that Bryan will receive more than 40,000 plurality In the state and that Chanler will get more than 100,000. The Democratic national committee based Its belief that Bryan will be elected on the following four reasons •which have been Incorporated Into a statement by National Commltteeman closed. Vote for a low tax rate by voting for H. A, Jastro for supervisor. O'BRIEN-LANGFORD GO IS CALLED OFF. NEW YORK, Nov. 1.—The bout between Jack O'Brien and Sam Langford, scheduled for next Friday, has been called off by the National Athletic Club. This action Is due to Police Commissioner Blngham's recent order that all boxing clubs must b" Newspapers that partisan canvases nouni-p today lliat.lhi result of Tiu-s- day's biillottini; i.u the state ticket can not be fcretolr' Bryan's Last Speeches. KANSAS CITY, Nov. 2.—Hryiin arrived at. 7::!() this morning and was met by scores of prominent Demo- \ crnts. A tremendous crowd gathered at the speaking place. Mr. Bryan reviewed the issues of the campaign and then said "Tomorrow Is labor day and the laboring man has a chance to strike." On the financial issue he said: "Why did not Taft and Roosevelt get together and postpone the panic until 1909, so they could blame It on me." Mr. Bryan boarded a special for Leavenworth and after speaking there went to Atchlson, Hiawatha, Seneca and Marysvlllo. He will make a final appeal to voters at Loncoln tonight. Taft in New York. BUFFALO, Nov. a.—Tuft entered on the last day of the campaign this morning in fine physical condition save for hoarseness. Today lie visited Dunkirk, Ashtabula, Krie. Cleveland and Youngstown. After I Me meeting at Youngsown tonight he will go to Cincinnati. Mrs. Tufi joined him early this morning. Kern in Ohio. TOLEDO, Nov. 2.—Kern arrived this morning from Indianapolis and have made non- Dovey McCarty, 32, resident, of Reed- of the state an-' icy. The Pacific "Fruit Express Company has filed articles of Incorporation with the county, 'clerk, * Do you want your bank deposits guaranteed? Vote for Bryan. CHICAGO BUSINESS MAN ADDRESS HI STUDENTS Mr. Atkins, senior member of the firm of Atkins & Mentzer of Chicago, FIRSnRON AT gave a very Interesting talk to the high school pupils this morning on what is required to make a successful business man. He cited many examples of men who had hustled while young, working up and becoming head men in the firms they were employed by. There are more young men at the head of well known and progressive, firms now than ever before, IK said, because they have learned to-diile methods and can do something well, not In a careless way. as the less progressive, common salaried men do. The fifteen and twenty dol- The California Stock and Oil Exchange, San Francisco, reports payment of dividends by Us listed companies during October to the amount of $419,363.81. Several of the companies paying these dividends are also listed at Los Angeles. The United Petroleum's $40,375.50 Is a redlsburBe- ment of Union money and If this be deducted the whole is $378,988.31. Te n new companies, five of them dividend payers, have hcen listed within sixty days. j The twenty-six companl; ti paying! during (jftober were an follows: Amalgamated, No, 15, $1, total, $50,000; Ilrookshlre, No. 30, 1! cents, $!<),000; Caribou, No. 42, 25 cents, $20,175.75; Claromont, No. 41, 1 cent $•1500; Coalinga Pacific, No. 6, 10 cents, $iin()0; Columbia, 1 cent, $9,082.60; Esperanza, Nn. 12, 1 cent $1«00; Euclid, No. 21, 1 cent, $3500; Four, No. 59, 1 cent, $3000;Globe, No. 15, 1 cent, $60110; Homes)ake, No. 37 10 cents, $1000; Illinois Crude, No. 20, 1 cent, $2000; Imperial, No. 62, 60 eents, $60,000; Kern River, No. 35, 10 rents, $2000; Linda Vista, No. 8, 1 cent, $3838.50; Luclle, No. 2, 10 cents, $2670.40; Monte Crlsto, No! 53, 1 cent, $5000; Nevada County, No. 3, 4 cents, $6000; plnal, 15 cents, $22,500; San Franclsco-McKIttrlek, No. 5, 30 cents, $15,00(1; Superior, No. 6, 1 cent, $5fOO; Union, No. 147, 50 cents, $40,375.50; United Petroleum, No. 86, 2 cenls, $40,375.50; Wabash, No. 11, 2 eents, $6000; West Shore, No, 45, 10 cents. $10,000. Tho total dividends paid by companies llste ( j at San Francisco Is $17,025,- 1 577.54. Payments to date by ten other companies, not listed, amount to $5,026,890. viz.: California Oil Fields, Ltd.. $1,750,000; Central, $483,926; MANILA, Nov. 2.—Tho flagship Connecticut and four battleships ot the) first squadron came here today from Olongapo. No plans tor the repeptlbn of the officers and men have yet been made. There continues to be an average of three now cases of chol,era a day In the city, but the disease ia largely confined to the outlying districts and towns. COAST LEAGUE LOS ANGELES, Nov. J.—Portland won the final game of'the season from Los Angeles, today, mainly through the splendid pitching of Graney, who allowed but four hits, walked two men and struck out nine. Brlswalter and Gray for the locals, were very wIM, walking eleven men between them. The score was 6 to 2. Oakland Wakes Up. SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. L—Oakland won both of the final gmes ot the seas'on, shutting out San Francisco in the morning game 6 to 0 and winning 7 to 4 In San Francisco In the afternoon. The final standings of the clubs are: Won Lost P.Ct- Lo s Angeles 103 76 .575 Portland 95 90 .513 San Francisco 104 104 .500 Oakland 92 114 .449 are lar a week men speaker said, but at. the same time there are fifty and one hundred dollar a week positions open to , the young men who can fill them. plentiful, the- 1 Continental, $15,000; Fullcrton, $142,- started on a return for a tour of Ohio, night meeting wind up the campaign. Men's New Fall Hats of StyWJAnd Becomingness A hat has everything to do with a ninu's appearance. No natter how stylish your suit is unless your hat is smart and looks well on you, your general appearance is greatly marred. In hat buying be particular—see that you get your hat here where the assortment is very large and where you're sure of finding all the latest fall styles. We've a splendid line of hats that embraces nil the latest colors, including the nev ivy green. Especially fine hat for the money is our L. & B. hat for $3.50. Let us help you select a smart, becoming hat for fall—and now is the time for buying. THE TOGGERY tOWfU. • SCOOM FUNERAL OF W. C. GREGORY IS LARGELY ATTENDED. Under the auspices of the Fraternal Order of Kagles, the funeral of W. C. Gregory, of the oil fields, held yesterday afternoon, proved to be one of the most largely attended of the year. Over 125 Eagles marched In line behind the body of their departed brother, and followed the remains to the Union Cemetery. Interment was In the Ragles plot, and Gregory Is the Does a $1.50 tax rate look good to you? They are paying 92.10 and 12.25 In many other counties. If you Ilka the $1.50 rate, perpetuate It by voting for H. A. Jastro. 000; Mexican Petroleum, $1,402,400; Ollg Land Company, $13,000; Ollg Oil Company, $35,000; Ollnda Land Company, $40,000; Perseus, $13,564; Union Provident, $1,132,000; total, $5,026,890. All payments by both listed and unlisted companies amount tft $22,052,467.64. To this may be added the sum of $1,100,000, approximately, as the dividends paid by some close corporations whose figures have been given In confidence and cannot bo pub- j llKhed In detail, Thiiw, the whole Is | $23,162,467.54. j The exchange figures that dividends j are being paid by its companies at j the rate of about $5,000,000 a year at j present. Tho total proiluctlon for 1908 j seventh to find rest beneath the gran- h t gives as 46,000,000 barrels, and the Ite shaft, since Its dedication by The odore Bell, a year ago last Decoration Day. M OPENING OF EXCLUSIVE MILLINERY average price It gives as 60 cents, making a iotal value of $23,000,000 at the well. STORE. TWO MILLIONS FOR THE COAST ARTILLERY. Mrs. Oellan will open her new mil- ] llnery store In a fe.w days and promts-' WASHINGTON, Nov. 1.—An item e« the most advuiieej styles and best' of $2,606,1)0 for the barracks and qualities at only moderate prices. Her equipment of the coast artillery will styles will be entirely different from be Included In the estimates of appro- anything that has ever been shown In prlatlons to be sent to Congress this Bakerafleld before, year by the war department. 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 goods can be found here In variety. No better gift could be thought of than something from this line. Ladles' Handbags 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 let us show you the goods. See our Window. THE KODAK STORE. . J. A. 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