The Bakersfield Californian from Bakersfield, California on November 19, 1908 · Page 1
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The Bakersfield Californian from Bakersfield, California · Page 1

Bakersfield, California
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Thursday, November 19, 1908
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Vol. XX. BAKERSFIELD. CALIFORNIA, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10. 1008. No. MAY BE WITNESS IN THE GRAFT CASES TWENTY-NINE CITIZENS ARE FOK GRAND Mi DUTY Percy Snyder , arrested last night Intoxicated condition, the ex-offlcer By Marshal McKamy because of BUS- became quite voluable in regard to pected Insanity, which may be feign- "what he knew about some of the In H. McKlttrick, 3. 3. Hendrlckson, !H. E. Phillips, C. L. Dennen. 8. L. In Judge Bennett's court this morning the following citizens were drawn from which the Grand Jury will be impanelled on December 8th: Robert Nelll, J. T. Basye, Wm. Tracy. H. R. Peacock, C. B. Colby, r ft m _^ _ _ <H _ ..._ t ._ >¥ ^ ouumv ^ Harry Quinn, T. A. Cornell, C. T. San- ed or otherwise, may turnout to "be' stde^ workings of thing's^ connected • (Iera - H s - Durable, J. F. Morris, A. an important witness In the graft with the graft cases. He is also said; p - Eyrattd,, James Ctirran, M. Cesroat, trials now in progress in Ban.Fran- to ha>e stated that other plots than! Trilxt " 11 Beale, L. P. Flckert, Bj D. Cisco. The local sheriff's office this -that of Haas' were made against i Buss, H. !,. weems, W._ P. Wilkes, morning received a telegram from Special Prosecutor Heney. Langdon District Attorney Langdon of San was notified of these statements,, . . Francisco, requesting them to find and the telegram to the local officers Mac ' { . B- F- Bedlnger, U C. Ross, J. out what Snyder knows in regard to was the result IJ - Arnott. \. H. G-lenn, L. B. Form- plots against Heney and other compll- Insanity, Real or Feigned. >w. S. Wright Jewett. cations of some of the sensational in- 1 Snyder has apparently gone insane. The cnse of J. N. Thompson vs. cldents connected with the prosecu- He constantly talks of 3000 car-loads Fannie M. Hess, involving the rlgnt tlon. lof wood, which he says he shipped to foreclose a mortgage, is being Langdon Telegraph*. down from the north, all on one train, heard before Judge Mafion. The com- The telegram came in answer to and which he believes the Southern plniiiant is represented by C. L. Cla- information given Langdon some Pacific Company appropriated to its flln nnd B. 7^. Foster and Rowen Ir- days ago, by a Bakersfleld resident own uses. On account of this line of win appears for the defendant who became fairly Intimate with Sny talk, which forms his only conversa- ; The Great Divide. der during his stay in this city. Sny- i tlon, the officers have been unable to ! Articles of incorporation of the der, it seems, was a member of tha secure any information from him. ! Great Divide Oil Company have been San Francisco police force until two | Also Wanted For Forgery. | filed by Fresno people. The capital months ago, when he was "broken", This morning, however, a card was; stock is $500,000. for crooked work. Some nights ago,' received from San Luis Obispo Coun- while in a down-town saloon, in an ty, asking; the local authorities- to arrest Snyder for wholesale forgeries • in that district, over a week ago. The I theory Is now entertained that Snyder may be only feigning insanity, fearing that his arrest may mean a penitentiary sentence on the forgery charge. At any rate, the San Luis author!ties^were notified this morning that Snyder was in custody here, and an officer is now on the way to Bakersfield for his man. _ .If the question as to his sanity is established In the negative, It Is possible that he may yet be a witness In A Foreign Will. Thog. Scott, Thos. Scott, Jr., and Many Boarders at The Jail Eighty-three prisoners were in the county jail this morning, the largest number within the bastile walls in the past three years. At one time, in! the graft trials, the face of the bad conditions which ! ' Snyder disappeared completely Sheriff Kelly found when he first '. from San Francisco, immediately fol came Into office, the jail housed near-1 lowing his discharge from the police ly 150 Inmates, and tho -prisoners j force, and his young wife, whom he were compelled to sleep in eight-hour, left In the north, has had no word shifts because of lack of beds, but j from him since his departure. He Is nr-ver since that time have there,only 22 years of age, and has been In lieen so many hoboes, yegg-men and ] Bakersfleld for but a few days. others, suspected of still more serious "" *-*"» crimes, held In detention or in ser- TOM I- JOHN8ON IS vice of sentences. The jail was originally planned to I Kccommodate but 65 at a time', and' with the present register all depart-1 nionts are crowded to the utmost, i Were a bad man to be arrested for a serious offense, the officers would he at a great loss to know what to do •wi'h him. With the condition of things as they exist, all talk of a general raid, of which rumors have been floating about town for some days past, appears to be without foundation. The best, the officers can do is to* pick off the worst from the scum which Infests the tenderloin an* down-town sections, and to order the rest to take themselves out of the city limits. HENEY IS STILL ON ROAD TO RECOVERY. ARTESIAN f AIER A1MUIEW Wright & \Vrlght appeared today for petitioner Henry Mobns, who asks for letters of administration in tho estate of Henrlch A. Glldemeister, deceased, and the same was granted. The decedant was a German, the will was made in that country, and tho heirs reside there. A portion of the estate is In this county. Licented to Wad. A marriage license was today to Bacilo Garcia, a native of Mexico, aged 20, and Dolores Garcia, a native of Mexico, aged 18. Both re. tide In Kern. LESSilllSf IN H CASE III Health Causes 6. J. Planz to Leave Bank of Bakersfield Georgo J. Planz, assistant cashier j hay nothing for publication an tu hU of the Bank of Bakersfleld, and by) Intentions, nor could be speak of hi* reason of that and other responsible i future movements. Mr. Planz was for many years the land agent for the Kern County Land Company. He is a prominent and active shareholder In the Bakerafleld Security Company, and he personally has large interests in Bakersfield and positions closely Identified 1 with the financial and other business Interests of the county, Is about to sever his connection with the bank owing to 111 health. Just what Mr. Planz' future work _ will be he has not determined, nor j Kern. "Hie friends and associate' who can It be-ascertained Just now wheth , have been apprised of the necessity er his physical condition will demand i for h's retirement from active bual- a change of climate. AH that is i ness life, are hopeful that the change known definitely IB that his pay-1 will not include a change of real- siclans advise him that he shall not dence, but that In some other capac- be confined by Indoor work, and j;y Mr. Planz may continue to be an while his resignation is not officially active factor In the development of before the bank managers, It will this community, shortly be tendered. There Is no business man or business interest that will not regret to ree Mr. Planz sever his connection' with tho active business affairs of,, Bakerfleld, if such a step* becomes 1 , • j necessary. He has for many years j ———— ' been an Important factor In the local i SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. la.—In the business world, active In public af-1 Ruef case today the police precaution-! fairs and with a knowledge ot bank- ary measures wore much less rigid j^ng and finance that has made him Until on HIIV day .since tho shooting -of I" most valuable man to the commun* Found Pistols 6 Feet in Earth wort- fewer people in Heney. Then the court room than yesterday and apparently the excitement has abate.!. The police protection Inside the court room was unlessened and whenever Gallagher left the stand even for a few minutest two men look position on either side of him as n body guard. Judge Lawlor several times sharply censured Ruef's counsel for repeating View colony nt the remarkably shallow depth of lti£ feet. Mr. Keefe was. cution. The proceedings opened with a not boring for artesian'water, expect- wordy war between Ach on one side ing only to obtain an abundant suT)-l anfl Johnson and Sullivan on the ply,for pumping purposes, but as It Is ntli er. Johnson objected to Ach reiterating questions and the latter de- lared It was done to "save time." Ity. When seen at the bank today, Mr. Planz said It would be impossible for him to make any statement and he much regretted that any report should, have become circulated as to his possible movements. In justice to the bank management and to other Interests Rockefeller Tells About it the well is flowing two and a half or three Inches steadily. It la thought this flow could be greatly increased j Johnson said that sounded like "Satan by deepening the well, but as Mr. Baldwin has his pumping plant ready will proceed with his to install, he original plan. The nearest well to . * NOW A POOR MAN.i!; 1 . 11 ? J? 1 ®." B .triko is tnre« miles away SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 19—Heney passed a comfortable night, anil there is no interruption In the progress towards recovery. CLEVELAND, Nov. 10.—Tom L. Johnson, mayor of Cleveland, and reputed millionaire, an- 'nounces that his entire fortune is lost, and that he will be compelled to give up his homo, and sell his automobile. The larger part of his fortune was lost in tin .effort to save the- properties left by his brother Albert. and is 7uO feet deep. The strike on the colony land will mean a good deal , :n that section If it be demonstrated j that an abundance of artesian water i can be had. THE PROTECTIVE TARIFF i AND T:;E FRUIT INTERESTS WASHINGTON, Nov. 19.—fn preparation of the new tariff bill to be relinking sin." Ach retorted with a remark about "private counsel." Sullivan replied heatedly saying NEW YORK. Nov. 19.—John D. Rockefeller was* on the witness stand all day today. He said that appre- benslon of the exhaustion of crude Two ball and cap pistols of un ancient design wore iinenrthorl by men working under the direction of Frank Whitaker this morning near Will White's place on Union avenue. The woaprms were found together, and had evidently lain In the ground for many yvtvs, tt'« hnnimer of one having rust- the cylinder, of pretentious having been mounted with brass. "It still contains three loads, but the other, un ordinary weapon such as was In common use In the weat forty years ago. was empty. There was much speculation as to i how the pistols cam*- to lie where they j were found. Thin particular ground | wi'.s diiR over In 1SSE, and It might ] m> supposed the weapons were hlddoa ! there since then. Vet. they appear to ! have been burled i.iuch longer. j The pistols wore foiw.l six feet I)e- neuth tho surface. PROSECUTING WITNESS TAKES HIS LIFE. The QUBENSTOWN, Ireland. Nov. 19.— John Krause, connected with the Pacific States and Sunset Telegraph : there Is much contention for a ciwiw Company of San Francisco, killed him-1 -,n duty appears to be citrus fruit, or- self In a cabin of the steamer Adriatic i pn<;es, lemons ami grapufnilt. An;u on the way to Cherbourg today. He; menta will be heard fro'ju K'orldd ;i;rl cut his throat with a safety razor. I California .rult growers mjrini,' the SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 19.—Krausi, continuance of a protective duty, was a witness before the grand jury that Indicted Glass and Halsey. He' was wanted as a witness by the prosecution. bond for Schmitz, has been cited by Judge Dunne to appear Saturday for presented nt the special session of j examination as to his present q mil Iff - consress next March, numerous chnn^ 'cations as a bondsman. PS in the schedule covering agrtcultur j - •*•-» --n! products nn<\ provisions will hxv;> •n l:o considered '>v the ways niiu committee of the house. principal article about whtc.i some contempt medicine. The j oil led to the formation of a prodnc- court censured both sides for person-U V s union, which caused the formalities and warned them not to repeat j uon of a re.fln.erB. association, both, tile offense. j combining: later go, a& to Ret as high n ' Dingee Cited. j price as possible for crude oil. He, William J. Dlngee, reports concern-! waa examined at length to got details inar whose financial affairs have caus-! of tllp ntl Industry. ,:.!" comment, and who qualified joint- i During » brief recess this after- iy with Thomas H. Williams on a one """" Rockefeller talked to the report-j hundred and sixty thousand dollar e rs °" »><* Standard's growth, sn.vins: j "What n wonderful thing it all has ' been—tho growth of this business. It ', all semes like a dream to me and , REPUBL.CANS HAD MILLION AND A HALF. NK\V YORK, Nov. Ht. — TIv Rcpub- lir.u! ij;ii\onal ooiv.iiliKM- sviya it la ;:.''Mlm? remix to file Us si-it.uncnt o? -fCciijtH. and the Evening Post In >iu- thnrity for UK- statement that the fund rvlll exceed a million and a half dol- THE WEATHER. Fair tonight and Friday. Y OU Know Good Clothes—the better posted you are, the more de- t lighted we shall be to have you step in and pass judgment on our collection of Fall and Winter styles of Adler Brothers and Kuppenheimer & Company's ready-to-wear garments. Now is the time to look us up! THE TOGGERY low!'. L 4 flOOU ANDERSON CASE IN JUSTICE COURT The examination of W. A. Anderson, charged with stealing and selling two horses and a mule from a man named Waters, occupied most of the time In Justice Black's court today. Ander-, .. .. . , . sou is defended by Attorney Dorsey, attribute whatever while District Attorney Laird ha:-l hafl in Ilfe 8lnce ' charge of the case for the people.' Rockefeller hard Jake Gardner, who was In business with the defendant, and Charley Colin, who secured gome horses for him, arc among the .witnesses. Anderson claims that Waters gave him entire chnrg*- of the horses, and he IK making a hard fight for liberty. The case as?ainst him is not very CHAMP CLARK MAY HAVE WILLIAMS' PLACE. WASHINGTON, Nov. 13.—Con- here I am acciipod of doing the very f wicked thing of selling a good article i at a lower price than any one else, j gressman H. O. Clayton of Alabama, "This testimony bore today brings. chairman, has issued a call for a back to my mind so clearly early days j meeting of Democratic members of in Cleveland, where we were all the house to be held December 6th, friends and neighbors together. How well f remember that day In Cleveland when I went Into the bank of T. H. Handy, who afterward became ono of my dearfst friends. I wanted to borrow money, but I did not have any eolatteral nor any one to endorse my notes. I told him what I wanted to do with It and then he asked me how much I wanted, 'I need $2,000,' T said, and I got It. To that loan I success I have scarcely entered the court room when his counsel motioned him to take the witness chair. The president of the Standard Oil! Company gave his testimony in a i clear, resonant voice, which could be heard all over the room. two daya prior to the opening of Congress, for the purpose of electing a minority leader to succeed Williams. The name of Champ Clark 16 prominently mentioned. He has already been appointed on the committee of rules to nil the place made vacant by the election of Williams to the Sen. ate. was cash or stock, possibly half of cash and half stock," said Mr. Rockefeller. "The general preference was for good hard cash with which to Invest in something else, as one dear old man said to me. You better strike that out," whereupon everybody in the court laughed. Rccardlng tho South Improvement Company, Rockefeller said that while it \ f ri 1 * 11 t * <i «, J "«»>|'ii«t,»i * virxji* «,'t v M*.'I on It I L1HIL W It lit? Mr. Rockefeller, what Is your full | the Standard took n little Interest In name asked Miller. | | ti tho company had little to do with "John I). Rockefeller. | it "Where do you live?" i '"We <ll<! not entertain tho views of "My legal residence Is In this »<Jty, | those In charge of It, and we were — ! at 4 West Klfty-l'oiirth street." j no» in .sympathy with It," he added. f., Nov. is.—The | "What was your first connection in!*-—--— -. of Medicine laM [ Hie oil business?" "About ISfifi or ISfi2, noi earlier 1Sfif) nor later than 1SB2. I was COMMON GARDEN 18 CAUSE OF CANCER. IH'FFAI.O, N. Buffalo Academy hoard a new theory as to the origin of cancer. Dr. Hiram D. Walker, formerly of Newbui'Kh, N. Y., but (low living here, said In a paper that seven veiny' ox iieriinentfi had proved to hint Unit H cancer is a parasitic dlnoasc and thai the common garden worm In nm Hoitrcc of the parasite which C'incer. The truntmilstilon of the from the worm to the hinniin belli;.; comes from the worm cniwllmc over fresh ve«(>tubles, which arc afterwards eaten. He said: "If I am correct In <ny conclnxkm.s, all tho suffering and death CUUM-I! by cancer can be prevented by refraining j from eating such vegetables as cab- b4S«, celery, onions and loltuce wiilcli have been Infected by these parasites." , Dr. Walker elaborate.! o un tierleH , of sixty experiments; on various animals, feeding or injecting the para.slto i gnnns obtained from earth vvorniK Into KUina pigs, mice and dogH, U'.'IH followed In tunny ca8<*| by (lie development of tumors ari/1 cancerw. In almost cv <?ry c;»w Infection was fatal to th« animals. L. ADLERJ BROS. & CO." J. J. MACK RETURNS FROM EUROPEAN TRIP. J. J. Mack arrived here thlH morn- Ins; from San Francisco, he having just returned from a trip abroad with hU family and which Included a de- :lghtful Journey through France, Germany, Norway and Sweden. Mr. Mack sees every prospect of an excellent year In Kern County and the number of new people coming as actual settlers la particularly gratify- lag. then a young man much younger than I nm now." In reply ',<> the question as to who were atwoclatud with him In the oil business in the beginning he gave the names of Morris James and Richard Clark and Samuel Andrews. "A co-par! nershlp was formed," said Mr. Rockefeller, "known as Andrews, Clark & Company, which operated at Cleveland, Ohio." No Coercive Methods, "Did You iiso any coercive means to Rfcuro these companies?' "None whatever." wftld Rockofellcr. "They were all fair negotiations. I may say for myself that they were tho kind of negotiations I have always used. I have lined no other" "You had faith In the business. Mr. Rockefeller?" "Ah, yes," he replied, "Hut sonic illil not?" "Yen, that Is so?" Concerning lh« state of the refinery buHlnrsH In tho early seventloB, Hock. fifoll<T suld It wns generally understood that it was on uncertain i ground and encountered unusual htiz- I anis. Too many refineries had been | built and It wna recognized 'hat an Increased demand for oil would have i to lie created. ; "It was always considered a busl-; news of risk, the rofiiilns of oil," said . Mr. Rockefeller, "and It Is a very, hazardous business today and not to !>f clttHKed with banking or some railroad businesses." i Rfx-kofcllor then was asked about \ the payments made for the compan- j lea. "I do not know what proportion

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