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Vol. XX. BAKERSFIELD. CALIFORNIA, MONDAY. NOVKMBER 1M. IMS No. 95 HENRY MILLER BRANDS WHOLE STORY AS FALSE NO SALE DF MILLER AND uixjECHO'S ALLEGED SPECIAL DISPATCH BALD FAKE PROPERTIES, NONE CONTEMPLATED Telesran, Fake In The Echo ™Ki OHNHOTBLEIN «... ... ^. n . .- , .- THh ANN A INSIIilllh (Special tn the Calit'ui'uian.) SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 23.—In the offices of .Miller & Lux in the Merchants Exchange building in this city, J. L. Nickel, vice president of the big corporation this morning denied emphatically that there is the least semblance of truth in the rumor that the holdings and interest of the company in this state have been sold to a foreign syndicate for $20,00,000. • When questioned by a representative of the California!! later, Mr. Mr. Nickel emphatically declared that no sale of the whole or any part of the big Miller & Lux property had been'consummated or was being negotiated at the present time. "I wish to deny the rumor that emanted from the south last week that we have sofll or are about to sell our property. It is idle talk and I have wasted no time in trying to acount for it. We do not try to acount for all we see in the papers," continued Mr. Nickel. "In fact we have not discussed anything in connection with the affair as it amounts to absolutely nothing at all and what's the use of talking of nothing?" Mr. Nickel asserted that the St. Louis firm of .Hntlodsrc & Kilpatrick, which was represented as conducting the negotiations, is absolutely unknown to Miller & Lux and never in the life of the firm has business of any description been conducted with the eastern men. Mr. Nickel intimated that none but the Kern county propty is open for sale at the present time. "It has been long known that Miller & Lux will dispose of their Kern county interests," said Mr. Nickel, "but we are not going about of- offering them for sale. And what is more we are not considering any proposition whatsoever Tor their sale at the present time. Henry Miller, who came in from (iilroy on the morning train endorsed the statement made by the vice president and emphatically reiterated that there was no sale and no thought of a sale. He declined to make any extended statement, repeating that that the company could not go into details in contradicting absurd newspaper reports. Office Was The Only Foundation for Miller and Lux Canard The San Jose Mercury of Sunday says: "The Mercury last ev- <z reached Henry Miller at hi* home, the liloomfield ranch, near Giln-y, bv telephone'. Mr. Miller slated that there was no foundation for the report, and that the (leal, so far as lie knew, was not t» be considered by the firm of which he IN the senior member. " \ late disp'ateh from San Fram-isco say*: At the office ol .Miller & Lux in this city it was stated that the report of the sale -I the properties of the firm in California and Oregon were nnloiii:.!- ed. ______________— ELLIS' CASE MAY GO OVER It Is probable that the murder charge against Dr. Katherlne Bills, ac- cuaed of performing a criminal opera- RILLED WHILE OUT HUNTING ThiMY: la no sale of the Miller & Lux properties, and as will be seen else where In Interviews with the Miller & Lux people, there Is no thought of any sale, that concern never even having heard of the brokerage firm tha professes to have conducted the ne gotlailons. The whole canard was based on a fake dispatch, a dispatch that never existed, that was written in the office of the morning paper, and which was Inspired by a Los Angeles real estate broker. The men In business In Kern county, and who have the right to expect that the newspapers they support will not trifle in matters of Importance to the welfare of the community, have the right to know the facts connected with the deception practiced on them and the publishing to the world of what appears to be one of the most inexcusable newspa per fakes in existence. In Los An geles there Is a real estate boomer by the name of W. V. Hartranft, pro- motor of the Wasco colony and dearly beloved by the colonists there who art > even now struggling with the wa ter system and other plans Hartran-' ttesn.ue. On last Wednesday, this man wrote a letter to A. W. McRae, secretary of the Kern County Board of Trade. For some reason he ap- I peaivd anxious to have it made public I that there would soon be an abundance of colony lands on the market. To McRae he said In substance: "Give rut a tip that the Miller lands are sold. i Give il to the Echo. Don't let the ! Californian get hold of the story, it I i:-.ii;ht investigate It. Let th.? Echo : h.iv.- it and have that paper say the i l.iinls are going to be colonized. i "Ten i he Kcho," said Hartranft, "to i.ret end like the news comes from San a-i-'-'i TKLL THEM TO FAKE ; '. DISPATCH FROM SAX FRANCIS ; CO •-•i.ving that the report is in cirou- ; HI Ion' I here. Hill above all things .-•, me out of the siory. And keep} I it a'wiy from the Californian." | ' M.-Rae folowi'd the line of action j , ..^.Tested by Hartrant'i. and showed} i the" let ter lb the Echo. Then thi'i i 'nornint; paper perpetrated this job on cept out of the story. And (lion lot us see what follows. This San Francisco "dispatch," manufactured in Bakersfield, was wired to the Times In Los Angeles, and was published in that paper. Then the Times went out to verify the story, and straightway ran Into the very bunch of real estate promoters from whom the yarn emanated and "verified" their own story. Whereupon the local sheet takes Its own warmed over fake dispatch and screams "Confirmed THE ANNUAL INSTIIUTE Kern County teachers attended thcjFpoko upon "Correlation Between th« first session of the twenty-eighth an- High School and Grammar Grades," nual teachers Institute this morning, in place of Mrs. Coolidge, who was to The session was held In the assem-jhave spoken upon "Morals and Fun." bly hall of the new high school build- As Mrs. Coolldge had spoken prevU Ing, and the talks, by prominent In- otisly In the morning and la to giv« structors of the state, proved most In-, her well-known_lecUire upon "Classic teresting and profitable. ,-.... ._.._. Proceedings were opened by —-. „„, , v — . *lnglng of "America" by the assembly, ing made too full. This was followed by a general roll ~ ~ ~ call, teachers responding by giving ! Lullabies and Old Time Songs" this the. evening, it was felt nor day was b«» ide too full. Prof. Conger's Address. _, ,._ = -. „ Prof. Conger made an excellent lm- quotations. Superintendent Stockton | presslon with his thoughtful lecture, then opened the institute formally HO said In part: with .... .. .... confirmed: Hie greatest newspaper story of HIP west."'Alia'. Lot us review this remarkable episode. The morning paper In plain print said it had :^ "special dispatch" from San Francisco. It had no such dispatch. It deliberately faked (In- allege.1 speech which was excellently received. Superintendent P. W. Kauffman of the Pomona city schools, addressed the teachers upon "In view of tho regular criticisms that our magnificent engine of education Is not fulfilling Its promises faithfully It Is well for us to see what the faults of the system are. It. Is the part of the educators to bring: the pupils farther along In their studies for their age than Is now the case. The French and German pupils ara far "Reading Based Upon Interest?' Prof. Kauffman's talk was a most scholarly one, and cantainthg, as it did, helpful suggestions upon the teaching of one of the ••••"•• <•••" •••......••. i- • -•- • — most Important fundamental studies, | ahead of the American boy in this re- It was given the greatest attention. ppe'ct. Of course, foreign educational Tho concluding address of the systems would not hp suited to Aroer- teleKrnm i morning was by Mrs. Mary Roberts ; lean conditions, but there are single The news if true was of a nu,s, im - ! Coolldge, upon "Training For Public, features wl,, ch may be adopted to the portent nature Appearance." Mrs. Coolldge empha- preatest; advantage portam n.nuu. sized the need of overcoming self. "It Is first our business to Inquire, The morning paper said it was reported true In Sun Francisco on "unquestionable" authority. TlfPre was no such report there on such authority or on any authority, and is not now except as It nas ncpn circulated through that home ; made "dispatch." consciousness upon the platform, both from the bashful pupil and from the priggish, precocious one. "Praise," she said, "should constitute the normal element of the school room, blame rhould be exceptional." Praise, however should be judiciously applied. The fake telegram was concocted on The talk was received with much In- V. Hartranft, the suggestion of \V. promotov. who wrote, "Tell the Echo to JaUe a telegrum from San Fran- Cisco. Don't let the California!! get onto it." \Vhen the niorinn paper sent its fake dispatch to Los Anneles. it was print i'.1 as a San Francisco report, and verified by the same people who inspired the Keho publication. Infernal machine stories run l>e ex cnsed. So call .\iirns about khln-ipin« niiinonalivs. Kiihi-r inl«lu In- ami- lulled to verdancy. Hill t'akin.u dl.s|i.itches on a subject of grave liuiioi-t tn the public is (jlllle another mutter. terest. Afternoon Session. The afternoon session was opened by the sinsin:: c r "T. e Watch on the Rhine" <by tho assemlily. Mrs. C. M. Thomas rendered a, lieautlful vocal roll), "Rend Down Thy Soul, Love," and resp'onded to an encore with | "Sweethe; on the piano , v ••••- • - ••-• j Following the roll call. Superintendent Kauffinan continued his talk upon "Heading Ilasetf Upon Interest." A change was made In the program for the last address of the day, and Prof. Confer, the high school principal, 'What are the deficiencies of our present system?' We are met at once by :he criticism that school graduates cannot feel, see op think. They cannot speak, read or write the English Ian- sruaso properly. The causes of this failure, I believe, are sevenfold. First, we are Inclined to slick closely to the fetich of close grading: second, the lack of Individual instruction; third, the idea of a ner-esary uniformity of product; fourth, the lack of *any elective work; fifth, the lack of manual .training and 'dement ary science; |flxth, the exhaustive grind of arlthme. ie. and lastly, the too early teaching , , . , . rtwirt wl til 11 ' "'"'I I 1.1 ^ •!..*, » IH_ \-'-r • n i < j i. • u ••••«• ni wmlert to an oncmo wHI , f , Erammn ,.. thp mos1 ohs ,,, s « enrt." She was accompanlr,l julr ,., f . S!l s , lllj( . ( , ,,,„, wae PV er danoby Mrs. E L. Foste .;I ,,.,,;,, ., (los .,,,vlnc. natural- J, E. Sawtelle, an employe of the Sunset-Monarch Oil Company, Is dead as the result •J- of the discharge of his shot* gun yesterday, caused hy the overturning of his buggy. The shot pierced the abdomen and made a most frightful wound, from the effects of which Sawtelle died this morning at 7:30. In company with some friends, Sawtelle left the lease for a hunt. The buggy turned over In a wash and all of the occupants were thrown out. As the gun struck the ground it was discharged, fatally wounding Sawtelle. The dead man has a brother at Coalluga and he arrived here this afternoon. He, In company with Coroner McGinn and A. S. .Morton, have gone • to Maricopa when- the body is. • public: (Special dispatch to the Morn- Ing Echo. SAN FRANCISCO. Nov. 19.— It is reported here on what is considered to be unquestionable authority, that an immense deal involving upward of $tO,000,000, has been closed In Kern county lands. The purchaser is said to be a syndicate of German financiers, who will colonize the land. A cash payment of a million dollars has been made and it is understood that the deal is complete. The report says that when the colonization of the tracts begins, It will be advertized on a scale seldom equaled, and • I b i Of M1I1RICK COMPANY LAND SCENE OF A BIG STRIKE Toggery Shirts $1.50 Each . Tho best shirts made for the money. Come in the prettiest of I styles, all uieely made and perfect fitting. $1.50 can't buy a better shirt anywhere. Test our statements by trying a "Toggery" shirt-— we know you'll agree with us that it's a good shirt for the money. THE TOGGERY kOWtU » SLOON tlv.it offices will be open the syndicate In many cttie? this country and Germany , Hartranft's motive in this mallei' is I not exactly clear, but there is no 'doubt as to the position of the morn i i'lg pLiper. On so flimsy an excuse as ! the one named It caused th" above '"telegram" to be published, rossi- 'bly Hartranft was familiar with the .loe Fisk infernal machine episode ami kindred stories published i" H'* 1 '••<' 10 / from time to time; any way he wio ". ',,/;.'"Have the Echo fake a dlhputch and -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -. ' ' ' ' i the moral morning paper stran;lii«.» !pi-oceeded to follow the r-al '' s!:1 ,'' tlon, which resulted fatally, upon Mrs. man's advice and hence, "special '.is- W. A. Eardley, will be continued, j patch to the Morning Echo ll11 ' 1 "'' when It comes up for trial in depart-! "San Francisco, Nov. lit and '"" ment two tomorrow. W. A. Eardley, Ing this mythical date Hue in me The mest Important oil strike made at McKittrkk In many a day and one that proves a vast body of land for the McKlttrlck Company, Is that of the San Lucl Oil Company, on the southeast corner of the northwest quarter of section 18,' 30-22. At a depth of only 950 feet, the well is In an immense stratum of sand, And experts say that It will do 400 barreU a dny. What IB unusual Js that the well Is completed with 12% Inch casing. The San L.ucl Company Is made up primarily of MjLray « O'Donnell of Coallnga. They leased 130 acres from the McKlttrlck Company, a part of the holding b-lng that which was formerly controlled by the McKlttrlck Consolidated. That company put down a well some years since and claimed to have gone 13oO feet, but this 18 The McKlttrlck Company will get a fifth royalty on the production of the lease and the San Liu i Company is at once going to begin development on a large scale. It will have four strings of ^ThflaZLuKf theSanLnd extends the McKlttrlck field by a full half mile and forms a fine body of land on the fiat. The W and J. Oil Company on the northwest quarter of the southwest quarter of the same section Is also making fine progress. It lias two fine wells that are doing 350 barrels and a third we 1 . { is being drilled. The W. and J. Is on land belonging to S. \\ \M- v bio and J. M. Jameson, who under (lie terms of the l"aso will h.i\f v i a fifth royalty. _ZI^ _I *, ALBERT WEEDAL HAS i A CLOSE CALL * * * * * * •> * * * * inflicted upon a dog-lovinc, Lorn scientist of n boy." Continuing. Mr, Conger pointer] rmt the roni"dles to these evils, which would come through the grammar schools and (he hleli schools working more closely, liatid-lti-liand, in the common aim of producing a well rounded man. The true aim of the school, he. said, was to give to all men's children the means for successful self-discovery and development, to develop tho latent, genius present In the most humble, and to teach something of the useful and practical arts. Public Meeting This Evening. Tho only public meeting of the session will be given this evening, when Mrs. Mary Robert Coolldgo will dellv cr her talk upon "Classic Lullabies i.nd Old Time Songs." The lecture will be given In the new high school assembly hall, and Mrs. Coolldge will Include several vocal selections Illustrating her talk. Supt. Stockton's Adress. Supl. Stockton on opening the Institute this njornlng delivered a strong address, the central thought of which was ill-' relation of the high school to the grammar school, and the important- of the former in connection with tile general scheme of education in the county. The address was given +_ * (Continued on Pago Three.) LADIES WILL BE THE HOSTESSES. ment iwo tomorrow. >> . t\. ijaiuit/, mi, uua mi ">•*•••• -— . husband of the victim of the unfortun- '. mythical "special, the puiiiit ate operation, Is said to bo srelously . vised that in San hranctsc ill, and as his testimony Is deemed of j reported on what Is COIIMUM great Importance* an attempt will be questionable authority, t-u , , • ' made to have the case put over. Dr. Ellis is at present out on tall. Johnson Pleadi Guilty. Louis Johnson, who passed bad checks on Maricopa business men, pleaded guilty to two felony complaints today. Judge,Bennett delayed the pronouncing of Judgment until Friday, November 27th. C. C. Hodgman, accused of making way with $150 worth of photographic supplies from the James studio, plead, no* guilty, contrary to hla original Intention. Other Matters. The setting of the four criminal libel cases against Fremont Older and R. A. Crothers, owners of the San Francisco Bulletin, In connection with the charges |f that paper against W. S. TiM'lB, will take place Monday. Suit ha^ been begun by A D. Bond against the Karma AJax Consolidated Mining Company to collect $9190 and Interest on a portion of this amount. In the estate of Emll Dlnkelsplel, There was no such repor' i" t Francisco on questionnbl '»' Itionable authority. The. \vh»,. ! patch" was penned In the offlc" ' ) morning paper and on th" M'"' ! able or unquestionable auth"'i 'the reader chooses, of the u«" Hartranft, who was so a 1 ^""' the petition for distribution grant- as Mr. ,, be e peon Mrs. H. R. McManes was a;.polnted administratrix of the, estate o B. B. McManes, and the will admuted to probate. The fancy drill and program to be given tomorrow evening by the Women of Woodcraft, at A. O. U. W. hall promises to furnish a most enjoyable evening to all who attend. The program as arranged will he as follows: : Introductory remarks, A. B. Crow. \ Vocal solo, Mrs. Maud Walton, | Recitation, Helen Perry. ] Song, Ina Harvey. i Playk-t, Mrs. Attianda Austin, Misses Flota and Belva Austin, Bonnie Austin. Ladles riuartette, Mesdames Magee, Woods, Jones and Harvey. Recitation, Fleta Austin. Ladles drill, by twenty-four Women of Woodcraft. Dancing—Music by Prof Carriere. CITY BRIEFS. Albert Weedall, the florist, hart a "close shave" this morn- Ing at about 10 o'clock, when a window screen, dropped from the fourth floor of the Oil Exchange building, fell past him, Just grazing his arm before It struck the ground, to be shattered to fragments. A Japanese porter was washing win- down In the Bakersfield Club apartments when the screen dropped. Weedall had no time to get out of the way had he 'lioen able to have soon the trouble, and a possible serious Injury was -only averted by chance. •;- •'Thirty Days For Beating Board Bill ~G W. Brown, an oil fields worker, was this morning sentenced to thirty days In the county Jail for refusal to pay a board bill which he owed to ill mo ooicbia wi C41LU1 i^tuiwiatfiQi, I/a/ «* uw» u —.»• ........ ~the account was ordered settled and j Mrs. McManua, who keeps a boarding house at Marloopa. Brown has already spent ton days In the county jail, waiting until his case could be heard. H«- was also advised by Justice Black to pay the bill as soon as his sentence is completed, as otherwise he Is threatened with civil process. Brown was very contrite, and promised to take the advice. Examination For Burglary—James Ward, the young fellow taught ran VVtHU, 111K VUUUH ICIluw vwwo«v •«•- . , ,, . t ^« rt sacking th* room of Miss Sylvaula'and Del Monte saloons Castro in the Hahc-rlVldf, had his preliminary examination before Justice Black this afternoon, and was bound over for trial before the Superior Court on the charge of burglary. Brother of Dead Brakeman Here.— S. H. Smith, u railroad man of Sacramento, In In BiikerHfield, making nr- rant!"m"iilH for the nhlpnient of the body of hits brother, A. ('. Smith, who was killed on the Stmtii F-'-'s Kern Ulver bridge Thursday niKhf, to the home of the family In Missouri Tickets on Sale Tomorrow—Tickets for the Nell-Morris fight will go on sale tomorrow morning at the Louvre

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