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.* •• f- rt Vol. XX. BAJKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER -J4. 1908. THE STATE WAR TUBERCULOSIS CATTLE Work Sign Contract and AL New Home INTERESTS MA'AMS INSTITUTE BERKELEY,.Nov. 24.—The Agricultural department of the State University has entered upon a far-reaching crusade against the spread of tuberculosis in cattle and farm animals generally and to that end has Just Issued for the benefit of the farmers and dairymen the result of four years' Investigation by A. R. Ward, chief veterinarian and bacteriologist, and C. M. Haring, his asisstant in the veterinary department, of the prevalence of the. disease and defensive measures to withstand Its ravages. • The efforts of Dr. Ward and Dr. Haring embrace practically all of Northern California and include 1976 tuberculosis tests with a percentage of twenty-three per cent infection. Only fouf herds, the largest comprising thirty-nine cowa, were found alto*' inception of the disease is a puzzle. Dark and filthy stables and poor ven-' tilation contribute to its spread but! not to Its start. Disease Spreads Rapidly. The animal must be exposed to the germ virus. Once under way as among people consumption spreads rapidly. It Is communicated by the milk to the calves, and hogs have now become infected through the same source. In a pig the disease develops more rapidly than In a calf. In the reports of Drs. Haring and Ward there is presented elaborate accounts 0$ tests made with tuberculin and both declared that this is a most reliable means of ascertaining the presence of the disease in cattle. Breeders and owners are advised to segregate reacting animals. In many cases these are** but slightly V * * * gether free from the disease, accord- Ing to the tests. A much smaller proportion of isolated animals gave re-i action than those in herds. [eminent officers, whose regulations [admit of the use of meat slightly tuberculosis, recognizing that cooking is diseased and will take on.flesh when well fed and may be sold for heef pur. poses under the inspection of the gov- an effective safeguard against danger of communicating the germs to people. Preventive Measures. Thorough disinfection or stables Is In this i advised. Corrals should be thoroughly cleansed of offal. In cdBcIjislon, Drs. Haring and Ward give this advice to the farmer 82 Per Cent Diseased. "Tuberculosis was-'found in eighty- two per cent of the herds tested," says Dr. Ward. "A more accurate statement of the prevalence of tuberculosis as shown by ou r experience, would be from the results of tests of whole herds the first time, case the figures show 1022 animals tested with 326 condemned or thirty- one per cent. A disease so widespread cannot be controlled unless those' a-nd cattle owner: most interested in the live stock In-! "In purchasing cattle a man can not; f The contract between the local Woodmen of the World and C. D. Brown for the erection of the new home for the lodge, has been signed and work of construction lr, to be begun at once, which when finished will give the Woodmen one O f the handsomest and most complete homes In the valley. Thy contract price as stated is $18,905, but with the necessary extras, the cost of the building will exceed $20,000. As the lodge has already expended $5250 for Its building site, the property when the building Is completed will represent an outlay of over $25,000, The building, according to the plans, will be a handsome one, the first floor 'being six feet above the sidewalk line, on the order of the Producers Bank building. Thelower iloor will be used as. a hall for the present, but the arrangement la such that If It Is ever advisable to convert it into stores, the floor can be lowered to the sidewalk line, and still leave) a seven foot basement. The hall will,-contain a commodious stage, and the floor will be of the finest selected maple, to make an Ideal dancing halL Contractor Brown estimates thnt he will be able to turn over the building to the order by May 1st -at the latest date, and already the enthusiastic members are planning for a dedication along lines that will surpass any similar event in the valley. It is the intention to interest the Woodmen of other towns In the dedicatory exercises, and when the date conies, Bakersfield will probably hold more Woodmen than were ever gathered together at one time and place In California. The exterior of ttte hall will be most handsome. The brick to be used was manufactured by the Sandstone Brick Company and is the same as that in St. Francis church, The Woodmen now have 1013 members, and long before the hall •> is completed, the roll will have passed the 1100 mark. .;. .;. .;. .;. .;• .j. •£. »;« •*• •*• <• •> *> *$• •> <• •!"$• *2" <• <• *J» *!• <• •> •> *;« *> .•• »*• <• **• •J * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * v * I the country give active support to the undertaking. It is not a question of sentiment but business." The university scientists now declare that the possibility of bovine tuberculosis from herds is a facade- monstrated beyond all question by the Investigations just concluded. The assume that there Is a slight risk of • purchasing tubercular animals. On' the contrary, he must regard every animal as tubercular until the contrary is proven. This will become all the more necessary as the use of the tuberculin test increases. Well-bred animals are particularly liable to show tuberculosis on the test. The herds The Record of Concern Over the Rainfall! Hospital SWEPI ' from which they come have been storm was fierce for built up by many purchases from far Rain fell in torrents The rainfall Monday evening and during the night amounted to but .17 of an inch; On Sunday .10 fell, making a total of .27 for the storm. In the Kern River oil fields last night the a short time. and the wind and wide, with no precautions, which j blew so strongly as to topple over ' ' * smoke stacks and endanger derricks. The fall generally in the mountains for the storm has been much heavier assures the' Introduction, of tuberculosis. Most Imminent Danger. "The most common method of In- than in the valley. The troducing tuberculosis is probabty by date Is. in Bakersfleld: record to sustained The ves- members The sup- The second day's session Teachers Institute was opened morning by a short general session, held in the high school asesmbly hall. The singing of 'Holy, Holy, Holy", by the assembly and a few general remarks constituted the program. The institute then went Into section work, grammar and high school teach «rs remaining in the assembly hull, while the primary teachers adjourned to room 10. Upper Section. In the main hall proceedings wore opened by an address upon "English In the Grammar Grades and the. High School," given by Prof. Chas. T. Conger, principal of the Korn County high school. This talk, which was well re celved, was folotved by a general discussion, in which Mrs. Mary Roberts Cooildge Bounded the key-note. "Educators ore making a general mistake," she said, "in holding tip the English language as something to he revered, instead of a tool for ordinary use. There Is too great a gap between the language which IH taught In the schools and the language which the child hears in Its home and on the streets. English has become, a distasteful and unnatural thing, through wrong methods." Others who took part In the general discussion were Prof. H. M. Bland, Miss M. Pauline Scott, MIHS Virginia Jameson. i A feature of the morning's session was the recitation of poems, excerps taken from the works of Robert Browning, Edward Markham, and others, by Prof. Bland, who held tho gaining of a closer relationship with nature was one of tlie most desirable at tainments In the education of a child. Mrs. H. S. Craig road a well pro- pared paper upon "What tho High School Expects of the Grammar Grades." Tho discussion %-hlch fol lowed this was participated in by Superintendent, P. W. Kauffman, Mrs. E. }.. Willow, J. W. Stockton, and T. E. Watt. The talk sivou by the last speaker was especially to the point, Mr. \Vatt making an e.xeeldnt im- | proKKion. He held thai m>t only mental attitude of ihe student in the] Kauffniiin, \V. \.. MUHOII. Mrs. F. B. this Thomas. Mian Estelle Story, .1- 8- Dyer, Chas. Cotllo, and othern. Section Work; Primary Section, "Language and Composition", Mrs. K. J. Jaynes. Discussions, five minutes, Rhoda Brciman. I-<»o Herzinger, Mrs. Celia Morris, Miirjorlo Landers, Fannie HIggins and others. "Nature Work," .Tame* H. Parklr. Discussions five minutes. Alto* 1 Reynolds, Lydla Colton. Louise Wilson, Mrs. J. Albert Smith' Afternoon MUM':. Roll call. Report of Arbor and School Improvement Committee* "Some Crimes A^Inst Children" P. W, Kauffman. "Music and Poetry of HawalianH." Mary Roberts Cooildge. Unfinished business. Adjournment, Reports of Committees. The resolutions and arbor and school Improvement day committees, which are holding meetings now, will make their final reports and recommendations immediately before adjournment. The personnel of these committees is aa follows: nesolutions—J. W. Stockton, Wm. B. Adams, C. S. Kapp, J. A. Bryson, T. J. Bradr. Arbor and School Improvement Day —Mrs. T. M. Nash, Miss Besale Hough ton. Mlas Grace Ferguson, Dan B. Stockton, Mlas Lena Buhn, Misi Criasle Alexander, MIsa Alma Forker. WATER CASE UTTIvE ROCK, Nov. 24.—Late reports confirm the statement that yesterday's tornadoes destroyed property valued at hundreds of thousands of dollars, and that the loss of life will exceed forty. One tornado started in Missouri, traveled south through Temil, Newton and Johnson Counties and abated when the Arkansas River was reached. U swept a path a half mile wide the purchase of diseased animals. Next to 'buying In* the disease, the : feeding of raw skim milk from the . creameries Is to be blamed Do not , feed skim milk-that comes from an• other hord to calves without first ster. IMzlng It, Prevention Is simple. The c disease is produced by tuberculosis) germs, and If we keep the bacteria jaway from the cattle they can not ' possibly develop tuberculosis. Ali hough experimentally, cattle can sometimes be Infected by Injecting the virus from tubercular human beings, it is a question if Infection ever Sept. 7 Sept. 23 Sept. 24 Nov. 23 Nov. 2 Total * • .07 .19 .51 .10 .17 Wmf^m-t-m 1.04 MANILA, Nov. 21.—Some concern Is felt here for the safety or' the naval hospital ship Relief, attached to the Atlantic battleship squadron, which sailed November 15th for Guam, but has not arrived at destination, although due last Friday. Severe storms followed her sailing and It is feared the Relief was caught and damage, it' nothing worse. sol intended to land two of the cable staff at Guam. ply ship Supply has been ordered to leave Guam in search of the Relief. During the voyage of the ileot to the orient the Relief \viis buffeted by moril heavy .seas between Siinihi ami Auk-1 interesting experlen land and auain between Auklnn.l and | with specimens of Young Amerlea in th th The case of Miller & Lux against the Associated Oil Company and which it was presumed would be compromised, has been finally set for trial for Nov. 24. EUls Case Continued. The case, of Katheryn Ellla, which was to have begun this morning, was t>n account of the absence* of wit- wili be set for and almost totally destroyed more , takes place naturally. than fifteen towns and hamlets. The! "Vucfcnatlon. or the Immunization main storm almost wiped out Piney,'of cattle against tuberculosis. Is now where the largest loss of life occur- being advocated by some scientists, red. It is probable that thirty are Tlie methods are as yet in the expert- dead there, In, Knoxville and in Lon- mental stage, and the effectiveness of don. . vaccination can not be predicted." The fall to this date last year was but .1*2, all of which accurred in October. November was a rainless month, but in December there was 1,13 inches. In the mountains tnis season, the September rains started the feed and the showers of this month will keep It alive.. November, however. Is not usually a wet month, and the best seasons this section has are those in which the rain holds off until December or even January. Sydney. She rolled so badly there s fear that she would overturn. As result of this. Admiral Sperry or•ed Ihejielief to proceed from Sydney td Mktniln direct instead of Col- lowing tho fleet. Three veveN in Hie Cimut-Maniln rrade are overJcc here ;ind i! I '.save have been caught in tin typhoon and force,1 to run i' on points on the rrtist ot '- v 1 AUTO JAP CASE Buying The Your Overcoat! seriousl. tak you comfort it's overeoat ou Wt-Hf you. overcoats nu'n.;\vho V finish \vi!l < i reoats ta e so lli:Ul\ models other them eiilo!*> (ton t than timl moes. C opyri^tit, by L, Alt!. RR, CO. The Inquest upon the body of Kobl Hlrose, the Jap who was struck down by tho Studebaker auto of the Imperial Oil Company, was begun this afternoon by Coroner McGinn, and a jury consisting of George Tilton, J. W. Crosland, George Hay, William Tyler, Pat O'Brien and J. B. Hunt. Dr. Schafer, the attending physician, testified that death was caused by a form of meningitis, Induced by a blow on the right side of the head, toward the back, which partially fraetureti the skull. There were also numerous other lacerations. A new feature of the testimony was that the Jap was probably Induced to ! cross the road »y the sight of a Rambler auto presumably driven by Jack Stevenson, which was approaching | from the opposite direction when the j victim stepped In front of the Stude- haker car. Hirose was'on the left side of the road going toward tho fields, and the Studebaker would have passed where he was ntandlng. It la supposed .that It was this circumstance that caused him to attempt to cross to the right side, to join his companion, when the auto was oly a few feet distant George F. Hottlngor, the r-haiiffour, Leo Homan and others tesilfled. Attorney C. \.. Claflln was present, representing the Imperial Oil Company, In f-aso the death of Hlrose is mado the buHla for a rtvll suit for damages against tho company. The liuinoBt was largely attended by members ot the Japanese association, and apparently run eh interest was taken In It. his own educational work. Tench tho boy to have a will of his own, and ideas of his- own," he said, "nor to Hay. when n HtMfement doubted, '\VeIl, that's what last ye; teacher said.' " Primary Section. In the pnmnr.v teachers' weelJon the morning work was started by an address upon "Primary Reudini;." t;i\vn by Mrs, Claude Ulod^et. Ml the five minute dlKCiiHHlon which followed Misses Amy Huettler, Hannah }.. Douglas Macmurdo, and others helpful miKKOBtlons. "Primary Number Work" was treated In a thorough manner by Mrs. VV 7 . j A. McGinn, anil a number of valuable HUKKO&tioiiH were given to the (earners, in regard to modern methods of Instructing In fractional work und tho twelve tabloH. The talk was followed by a general dlsciiHBlon. joined in by Mrs, Janes, Mrs. Hough ton, Miss Win- il\-ed Tiinmons, Mrs. D. M. Dubbera, others. Afternoon Session. The general session this afternoon was opened by a song by Mrs. Janes 1 primary clans from the Lowell school. Following the roll call Superintendent W. P. Kauffman gavo an inter-Ming address upon the subject of The Boy We Teach," wtylch proved > to be of Interest to all. He was fol- ! lowed by Prof. H. M. Bland, who spoke • upon "Tlu* Short Story in Education." Mrs. Mary Roberts Cooildge, in her lecture upon "The Vital Momentum." concluded the afternoon's program. Tomorrow's Program. . Tomorrow will be tho last day's nes sion, Tho following program will bo carried out; Forenoon. Section Work, (irainmar and High School Section. "Note Book.*, jmrl What They Should Contain," MIH, M. K. I'pton. Discussion, five minutes, F. | U- (iuiner, Loin K. .Jameson, Mabel Chubb, MPH. A. 12. Wood, P. W. Kniik- nmn. Mrs. Coolldge and others. "Industrial Training", .1. A. Brynon, P. W. K Korn H n °" S £|? v ? lion Kim. Bank, notice of appeal ha^ filed. A Notary Public. Chester E. I»ckwood has qualified as a notary public. A Deputy Sheriff. I. D. Oambei has ben appointed ai a deputy by Sheriff Kelly. Account 'Settled. In the cuse of James Mitchell, an ineompolont person, an order haft he*D made nettling account. Matthew S. Plat 2 acted for the estate. THE ANNUAL MEETING OF COUNTY BOARD OF TRADE. " The annual meeting of tho board of trade will take place .sometime before the middle of the next month, and directors will be elected for the cn- suliiK year. According to plans now belnt? formed by Secretary McRae and others, the banquet that haa b«en a feature for several yoars, will be dispensed with, and there will be an Informal spread In some comfortable place, the meeting partaking of the nature of 1j smoker. A good program will be arranged, and a number of local men will be naked to participate. T CAPTAINS FOR TAG DAY ARE AT WORK. The cuphiinn for Tag Day are tn M'Hslon this afternoon at the home of Mrn. Frank Webster, and the work of at rinsing the tags IH In progress. The captains are also consulting regard- Ing the appointment of lieutenants. WILL RF.MEMBEB CHILDREN'S SHELTER •:• At St. Paul's church on Run- »> •> day. a feature "f the ilav will •:• * * will ioi- i year, * * DAMAGE TO WORK ON PANAMA CANAL |!!OHt i i s i; i t • i (•• ('!*,(] '. '. lull Tl.i- Children's Shelter. Rev, Orahtrco asked itri or thU worthy Kll'l tilt' lVH|iOJlKf , t in- fo v- * * In )li^ ;.r<i . i i) !I' .;! . ! with sir imlilr-' .M .. , • :i> i. fOUOX. lonulU' Nov. )ie;i vv * * j »;• I » . e.J I dam ].!a,' to h h " t-r l (.if th in settl e <*K- rainfall of - h;is raus- crest Ot" the hi a '!,,. water;-; of - 1 - i • :1 ' 1 * * T I i' --m. i > i p i' i t s i n wltk*. u 1: in J \ i ! .i il 'I H it' i • - J ' i i rl i • I! t * HENEY IS NOT QUITE SO WELL. Nov it i no r * * THE WEATHER I - \V \viu-, felt i'HAXri.sro, f-porfc,| at thai H'-noy is '> \\f-ll idi'iiy, fro n hlw kidneys of tho an '- UHf-il \vhrn the b e\!ruc|(;d. No alarm 5nui f-'poedy luipro'.vment *.* (.# * I — j ^^^^^^^^h W /o z ft J. * W " c! : O W P a rf C w 3 ^ ^. I— O 10

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