The Bakersfield Californian from Bakersfield, California on November 16, 1908 · Page 1
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The Bakersfield Californian from Bakersfield, California · Page 1

Bakersfield, California
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Monday, November 16, 1908
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Vol. XX. BAKERSFIKLD, CALIFORNIA, .MONDAY. NOVEMBER 10, 190S No. 92 JAMES GOODWIN'S ILLNESS FATAL TERMINATION ABE RUEF James Goodwin, manager of the "Power, Transit and Light Company, prominent In business, fraternal and social circles, and one of < Bakersfield's ibest known and most' highly I afternoon under the auspices of the Elks. The members of that order and of the Woodmen as well, will assem- I ble In their respective lodge rooms at 2:30 and will march to the under. ... ____ _____ esteemed citizens, died at his rest- ! taking parlors, At 9 o'clock the dence, 2218 Nineteenth street, on body will be escorted to the train by Sunday morning at 11:30. Mr. Good- the fraternal orders, The pall bear win's Illness was of short duration. He was confined to his home for a day of two before election, and feel- ers, selected from Ihe Elks' membership, will be as follows: John Eckbert, F. G. Munzer, W. V. Matlack, ing somewhat improved that day, he J Lyman Lowell, ft. L, Packard. The came down town, though against the honorary pall bearers will be from advice of his family and physicians. 1 the Woodmen's lodge and are 0. A. He complained in the afternoon of Barlow, J. W. Crosland, C. D. Older feeling very 111, nnd later returned to shaw, T. F. Burke and A. D. Whitte- his home which he never left again, more. For several days reports from .the! » slek room were of the most dlscour-1 aging nature, and toward the close of the week it was generally understood that medical skill was of no avail and i that all hope for Mr. Goodwin's re-' covery was gone. Still the news that i the end had come was none the less | shocking to hundreds of friends and | associates, and everywhere there i were expressions of the deepest re-! gret when the announcement was i made. I Wants Large Amount of Oil THE ByiLET 18 Ruefs Motion Considered-Police Guard Lawlor's Court WANTS A CHANOEJF VENUE HENEH NECK SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 10.—tt6iJr> ^onrt. Ten policemen afoot and six Ach, leading counsel for Ruef, tSMjnttwnted were on guard In front of morning in Judge Lawlor's court, of»1 Carpenters' Hall where the court Is fered an affidavit, signed by Ruef j located, himself asking for a cessation of the Plain clothes men kept the big trial that has lasted for eleven weeks •crowd ty front moving and no one and which was so tragically inter- was allowed to linger about the prem- rupted on Friday last, and requesting Ises. Every person turning Into a rhange of venue. Fulton street was questioned or scru- Ruef claims in the affidavit that tlnlzed. In the corridors six officers the public mind Is so Inflamed by reason of the shooting of Deputy IMs were stationed and on the insldo of the court room half a dozen detec- OPERATION SPECULATION SUCCESSFUL As will ,be seen elsewhere^ this j™ ^ ^a ndth£ evenjhe are advertising for bids for fur-! nl . T he *tt at !?,V? hl L ^A'M the nishlng oil for use at the cement | ™ Mc ,° nB ? 0e ™£ ^ readl n1 of the af- plant and tnougn the amount . oc on is not stated, It 'Is evident that a large quantity is to be requhted, the bond for the fulfillment of the con tract being placed at $50,000. All bids must be in by 2 o'clock on November 20th, 'and specifications can be obtained at the office of the aqueduct, Central Building, Los Angeles. ROY GILGHRIST SAVES Few men had a wider acquaintance In local business circles than Mr. Goodwin and none was more generally esteemed. Genial of manner, kind and courteous, and generous to a fault, he held a warm place In the hearts of all who came In contact with him. Though In charge of imiportant interests that drew heavily on his time and strength, the deceased still found leisure to devote himself to many matters of community Interest, j Always ready to accommodate, con- j elderat.e of the Interests of others, I possessor of a charming personality,! . It. Is readily understood that, his loss i Is deeply deplored by those who, knew him socially and In business, j Mr. Goodwin took great Interest In i athletics, anxl the construction of i Athletic Park is due to that enthus-! iasm. In the Order of Elks of which ! he was a member, he was particularly active, and devoted much time to advancing the interests of the local lodge. A sad feature Is that he was j at the head of the committee that Is j arranging for the annual lodge of sorrow which meets on the first Sunday , In Deeem'ber, and was laboring with '. his usual enthusiasm in the prospect, of a program which he hoped would | please his lodge brethren and the public, when stricken, he little dreaming that Ms would be added to the solemn call of names to which there Is tin response. Hs was also n member of the Woodmen of , the- World'. I Mr. Ooodw1i7"was horn In Phlladel-' phia In 18C.4 and was 44 years of age on the 14th of last month. He prepared himself for the profession of law, and as a young man entered the law offl-ce of John and C. W. Sparhawk nt Chester, Pa., and with them : he remained for sixteen years. His health falling him, In 5889 he went aa ; assistant quartermaster to the Phil-1 Ipplnes on the transport Grant, and was in the Islands four months. On j his return he came to Bakersfleld, entered the employ of the Power, Transit and Light Company and had re-1 sided here for nine years. His faltn-, fulness to his duties and intelligent I work, earned him steady promotion with the local corporation and he | was ultimately advanced to the posi-; tlon of assistant, general manager. On the first of October last he ' be- An excellent literary and musical came manager and was In full charge program was given at the Woman E of the company's Interests here. I Club meeting this afternoon. On June 14th 1886. tlio deceased i Bruce Payne was In charge was united In marriage to Miss Sallle various numbers and all were Sacrey In Philadelphia, and hla celved. There was a good attendance. wWow and one son. James, 18 years The general line of study for the of age and a .indent In the high afternoon was n trict Attorney Heney that he cannot lives mingled with the crowd while others stood Immediately behind the tables of counsel. Ruef was hi ought In from tho branch Jail at Ingleslde, a distance p of several miles, in a steel lined prls- fldavlt, Judge Lawlor announced that ] on van, esr-orted by mounted police, he would adjourn court until tomor- ; »Flve uniformed police and three dep- row to give the prosecution an oppor- J uty_ sheriffs rode with Ruef. tunity to reply. Never before in the history of San Francisco's courts were such elaborate police precautions taken as were witnessed this morning when Ruet was brought with his lawyers into Escorted by policemen and detec tives Ruef entered the courtroom and took a seat with his attorneys. The Sunset train narrowly esciped being wrecked yesterday morning and was only saved by b-Mng flagged by Roy Gllchrlat, who stopped the locomotive with a red sweater jacket borrowed from one of the ladies of a hunting pa ty of which Gilchrist was a member. The party included Gilchrist, Paul Wolfe and family, R. T. Perries and Bob Redmond. While driving near Connors Siatiou Gil- "hrist spied a broken rail on the S. P. track. The rig was at once slopped and the matter investlgat-<1. Gilchrist found that the rail was broken off sharply, the end in front of the engine springing up •i rail height above the other end. While ho pondered whether or 'not this might mean disaster to a train, the smoke of the approach- ine euKlne could be seen. Gilchrist borrowed the red jacket and running up the track gave the stop signal. The engineer slowed down but struck the broken place before he could come to a full As It was the engine, tender and front truck of the water stop. All- car ran over the break and were nearly thrown off the track, was applied quickly and futher tr nible was saved. The engineer later stated that had the locomotive struck the break at the thirty mile speed at which the train had been moving, engine and cars would have undoubtedly gone into the ditch. The peculiar side of the story Is that two hand cars, manned by section men had previously gone over the break without noticing!^ THE WOMAN'S CLUB STUDIES FOLK SONGS. 1!) I YORK BY iE Mrs. J. of the uchool, aurxive him. He also leaves n father in Pennsylvania. The remains will be taken to Ixis Angel-s for cremation on train Tuesday night, services will' be held at Payne & Son's parlors at 3 o'clock tomorrow regard to the old folk songs of the various countries. In addition to papers on this subject read by several members, vocal the io:So! solectlon8 wcre rentlere d ^ a nunv and the funeral rauslc | an8i illustrating the various "phases In the growth of songs. That new hat you've been p'anning to buy you.'11 find here. We've a very swell assortment of becoming stylish' fall hats and can always please you In color and style. All prices We're Mighty Proud of Our New Fall Suits and we've reason ti> be. We've all the new colors and all the late materials made up in tho season's most attractive styles. Not only do_ we show a- bit; variety, but our priees are right. We've outfitted more men in new fall suits than any other store and it's time we were selling yi»u one,of our smart fall suits. THE TOGGERY TheHaoi. W. E, Deane and H. F. Merlweather, two Francisco motorcyclists on a transcontinental trip to New York, arrived In Bakersfleld yesterday morning. - The two «re both prominent In the north, Deane being the captain aud Mori weather tho vice president or the San Francisco Motorcycle Club. The motorcyclists left Sail Francisco last Tuesday. Deane Is mounted on a single cylinder Thor and Murl- weather on a Reading Standard. Both cars are equipped with Thor engines and Goodrich tires. The riders plan a trip by easy stages through Southern California, Arizona, New and Old Mexico, and Texas; to N«'\ Orleans. They will then make a mi: of 'lio southern states i nd 6xp.":'. to arrive in New York City next August. During this time th.iy will mak" frequent stops en route, an.l will nut I"- expense| unlikely that any money by working at odd job., as 'huy go along. Both riders plnn to stay in Ilaki-rs field over Thanksgiving an I tin- following Sunday, and will on both o iys enter the races a*. Hudnut I'ark li Is possible that one of them may M-rure racing Thor single cylinder muihine from A. Freed, the San Franrisco BRAND JURY DECEMBER 8 Judge Bennett this morning had an order entered directing that on Thursday of this week twenty-nine names be drawn from tho Grand Jury box, from whom nineteen will bo selected to constitute the- CJrand Jury for this year. The date set. for tho appear am-e of the citizens so drawn and the empanelling of the Grand Jury ib Dee. S at 10 o'clock. Application Denied. [n the case of Joseph Owens vs. E. E. Jones el al, the application for an Injunction was today denied by Judge Mahon. Adjudged Insane. John Doe McClellan, an alleged insane person, was examined in Judge Bennett's court this afternoon at 3 o'clock, adjudged Insane and will bo committed to Stockton. Attorneys Substituted. In the case of Rose Palmer vs. Jno. Nelll, J. W. P. Laird and Rowon Ir- wln have succeeded C. L. Claflln at the request of the latter, as attorney for the defendant. Notice of Appeal. In the case of T. U Moran et al va. C. H. Oilman et al, the Interven- ors have fined notice of appeal. Jap's Recovery Is Doubtful Latest advices from the Bakersfleld Sanatorium this afternoon were to the effect that K. Hlrose, the Jap who was run down by the Studebaker automobile of the Imperial Oil Company on the Chester avenue, road Saturday afternoon. Indicate that the injured man la expected to die. Ills haed Is badly mashed and Internal Injuries are feared. The Jap was moved from the County Hospital to the sanatorium late Saturday and placed in charge of Dr. Schafer. His Injuries were found to be most serious and he has been unconscious at almost all times since the accident. Representatives of the Japanese Association have been Investigating SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 16.—Francis J. Heney was operated upon at the Ltuic hospital this morning and the bullet fired by Morris Hass \VHH removed from the muscles of tho lower left nisixilliiry where it was located by the X Kay. The operation was performed ill 10:110 this morning by Dr. Terry, chief surgeon of the Emergency hospital. Heney bore the operation well. l!i' is now resting <|iiietly and no ill effects have apparently followed tliu application of the surgeon's knife. The wounded man passed a restful night and there are no unfavorable symptoms. At the hospital Mr. Honey's physicians stated that the patient was doing doing well, bis condition being favorable, his temperature nearly normal and every sign pointing toward his ultimate recovery. During the day the injured man's brother. Benjamin, arrived from Ari/.o- na and to him 'Mr. Ui-ney spoke, at some length, de- Keribing hi* sensations at the time of the siinotiim. He said that lie did not even know from what din-c- lion the. bullet that struck him had eome and that his first impulse when lie felt the blow was to get bold of something with which to defend himself. Dixxiness overcame him, however, and he could not keep his feet, though he retained his grip on his senses. Ileney spoke with difficulty and the effort tried him to such an extend that all who sought his room were denied admission for the rest of the day. The ho.tpital was beseigcd with inquiries us to the attorney's condition throughout the day and many prominent people either called at the institution or telephoned for information. Mrs. Heney was at her husband's side doing everything possible and bearing the strain well. ON SUICIDE SAN FRANCISCO, No* 16,—There la much speculation us to how Morris Hans secured or smuggled into the Jail tho pistol with which he killed himself on Saturday night. Haas retired at S o'clock and 10 minutes later a muffled shot was heard. The guards j rushed to the colt nnd found Haas i'.-•.. .' • - ' .: :;iiKi>'. wr-miil between his eye.",, and a small one-shot, 41 derringer in his hand. The prisoner had been searched In part by Detective Burns himself, but his shoes were not examined, nnd it Is possible the amalt weapon may have 'men secrote.l those. The police appear to be divided as to how Haas name by tin- weapon. Captain Duke, who t'i!k<>! with Haas In Judge Law- lor'n court room immediately after the shootiim and Inter at the jnll, claims that Haas r-oul I not havo had another weapon In his poNbesslon when ar..,„• .,1 ..],<i,, f^|,t!,| n Kelly who was in chaw nt tho jail maintains that no opportunity to secure a gun was offered Haaa alter his arrival at the county jail. The Importance of the establishment of this fact Is great as It is declare-', by those- who bold that Haas fl-.v-il at Heney only ai'to;- having been \ n-,'.£Re<l into i'. by the friends of the I "Krafter.s" to he their belief that the Kim was pa.-sed to Haaa after ho was arreste.l and showed a tendency to toll; "ton much." If It. can be proved that the weapon was concealed about his person this view will not be so generally taken, although in the latter event a j shake-up in the police department la to be expected. Tho wife of the suicide could throw no light upon tin: matter when seen today. Slu: said that she knew that her husband had pun-hased a pistol many mouths ago; but as to what sort of a weapon it was or for what I reason ho bought It she was Ignorant. Boosters Will Meet Monthly The meeting of the San Joaquiu Valley Commercial Association came to a pleasant end Saturday night with a banquet In tho dining room of the Bakersfleld Club. Rowen Irwln, Fred Gunther, A. Welll and A. W. MacRae responded to toasts, as did several of the visitors, and an exceedingly enjoyable evening was passed. As was predicted, VIsalla was selected as the next meeting place. A decision was also reached to hold meetings monthly hereafter, instead of quarterly, as has been the caw heretofore. The next meeting will therefore bo held on the 6th of next month. Hand Training at High School W. O. W. ATTENTION. All members are requested to as- i semble at the undertaking parlors of Payne & Sou at :> o'clock Tuesday, November 17th, to attend the funeral services of our late Neighbor, James Goodwin. Also to meet at A. O. U. W. hall at S:"o p. m. for the purpose of escorting the remains to the Southern Pacific depot. Car will be provided. 03 ment at, present Installed. Prof. Cottle has just completed set-1 ting up a net of twelve wood lathes j In tho manual training department of j the high school. The students them-1 selves were given a chance to have i the case in behalf of the injured man, ( pract | na i experience, and under Prof, i but under the circumstances it seems | cottle's instructions they placed the j machinery and cut tho belting. A series of six pulleys on a main shaft gives connections for the lathes, grindstone, planer and saws, operated trouble will caused the autolsts because of the accident, which was altogether unavoidable. ATTORNEY KAYE WOULDN'T TAKE NO FOrt ANSWER. The rather dreary proceedings In agent, to run In the races, on iw- or both days, to establish track ivcords for all distances from one to t<'ii miles. While here, Deune and Merlw.-athor will seek employment in the local oil Industry, In order to make t-xpemc's. THE TEHACHAPI TRAMWAY IS IN OPERATION. E. Duryea was at the- I.os Angeles j cjyuent plant this week testing the ' aerial tramway tliat in to carry the ; clay from the lake bed to the plant at | Aqueduct. The machinery IB in per! feet condition and tin- conveyor have a capacity of ion tons per day.—Toma hawk. Cliut Chadwick, of the Tejon coun- ! try, has returned from a trip to San Francisco. thereof the" Buc^ye Reining «»• *»*»• .*«« Company vs. Sheriff Kelly were en-1 P olnU) " D V lno s livened this morning by a lively tilt i between the contending attorneys, W. j W. Kaye and E. L. Foster, In which i Judge Mahon eventually took a hand and which resulted in Kaye being fined five dollars for contempt. Kaye Insisted on asking a certain line of questions and Foster as persistently objected, the court sustaining the objections, pventually the pa- tit-lieu of the court was exhausted and tho Inquisitive lawyer was advised not ro that purslsUmt question again. But Kaye, like the Insistent suitor, refused to take no for an answer, and the upshot was the imposition of th<- tine as a gentle reminder. The Murphys were passengers on the morning Santa Fe train for the north. ' by an electric motor. Tho boys are. making pieces of furniture for themselves, thoy furnishing the material. Several good draw- been planed and that they know how to make practical application of their Instruction, By January 1st the metal lathoR and everything In Hiat line, except Ihe forgoH. will }><• in place and operated by those students who are suf- flHontly advanced Some very useful additions have been made by (he students for tho cars of their Viols In the way of Individual and common racks an,) shelves which make the work easier. Useful work haa been turned out by tho students und I'rof. Cottle Intends that such work shall be the principal aim of all the instruction. A special Invitation Is extended to all Interested In the work to see tho clans of work done, and the thorough and systematic handling of the equip- Write Right Anytime, Anywhere A modern essential is the fountain pen. A sniffce of endless satisfaction if it be a good one. Many people who need a fountain pen have as yet failed to experience the aid that one renders. Wo are agents for the WATERMAN IDEAL FOUNTAIN PEN, the one without useless attachments or complicated mechanism. ThT? one that writes right all the time. Drop in and see them. $2.50 to $15. THE KODAK STORE. . A, HUGHES The Leading Prescription Druggist Phones Main 64 and 74.

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