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Vol. XX. BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA, SA'ITI.'DAY, NOVEMBER 2,s. 1008. No. 102 200 DIE IN A RESULT OF EXPL SAVES IMS LIFE PITTSBtTRG, Nov. 27.—A serious explosion occurred shortly before noon today in a mine of the Pittsburg and Buffalo Coal Company, at Marlanna, Dashington county. No details are obtainable in the matter of fatalities, but it is believed many lives are lost. Reports say that between two hundred and three hundred were in the mine. At the general offices In this city it is said there were about a hundred In the mine. An hour and a half after the accident, dense clouds of smoke were pouring up two shafts and not a single miner was seen. Special trains have gone to the scene. A majority of the miners were Americans, and their families at the mouth of the mine are in a frenzy. The cage carrying the men was blown -;ni) feet. According to Inspector Louttit there are between 180 and 200 men In the mine. Marlanna was built by the company "THAI'S EASY" SAYS WILSON Robert H. Wilson, who snatched theoe $10 greenbacks from the pocket •of J. V. Murell of Delano some nights ago, was bound over for trial before the Superior Court this morning, after MI examination before Justice Black. An exceptionally strong case was made agnlnst Wilson. Jltireil testified tiiat Wilson snatched the bills, which protruded from his (Murell's) vest pocket, with his right hand, on which no lias but two fingers, with the remark, "(ice, but that's easy." Follow- In;; this Mr. Wilson left very hurriedly for Kern City. He spent, about half "I it in the Totem, and had the rest, 1:1 silver, on him when arrested. Vaca Bound Over. Stanley Vara's examination was al.-o completed this morning, and he was bound over for the burglary of SVinters & Bridges' store. The feature of bis examination was the attempt upon the part ot' Attorney Dorsey to compel District Attorney Laird to produce an alleged "immunity contract" which the latter signed for Kid Alexander, the negro pugilist, who was also implicated In the affair. After spending a month in jail Alexander agreed to testify against the Mexican, who appears to have been the chief criminal. Mr. Laird won out In the arguments oil the point and was not compelled to show the contract. a few months ago and Is considered- the model mining t6wn of the world. At 2 o'clock word was received that a rescue party had succeeded In en- teiins the mine. It Is not considered likely that any of the miners will be rescued alive. From authoritative sources It Is learned late today that there were 275 men In the mine. The first rescu'ng party was compelled to refreat after getting within a short distance of where the men are supposed to be. 4 » » Bankers Are . Found Guilty PITTSBURG, Nov. 2S.—A verdict of guilty as indicted was returned by the jury in the Federal Court In the case of C. E. Mullln, cashier, and R. H. Hlssem, president, of the defunct Farmers and Merchants National Bank of Mount Pleasant, Pa., and E. ' P. Steinman, former president of the! Acme Lumber Company. The Indict-! nient charged Mullln with misapplying! teh funds of the bank and Hlssem and Staitiman as aiding and abetting the crime. The shortage amounted to $140,000. There were nineteen .counts and on each count the three defen- > dants are liable to from five to ten ! years each. ' » . • SEVENTY-FIVE WENT DOWN WITH VESSEL. Prompt action only saved Mrs. Ruby Gray, a well known local young woman, formerly Miss Ruby Pettus, from going down beneath tho hoofs of the horses attached to the hose cart of the fire department this morning. Shortly before 9 o'clock the department answered an alarm from West Nineteenth street. Mrs. Gray was waiting for a Kern car at the corner of Nineteenth stret and Chester avenue. She saw the steamer and the chemical engine go past and thinking there was no danger, walked out in the middle of the street to step on the car. But the hose wagon was Immediately behind the others. Several bystanders saw the young woman's danger and called to her to come back but she apparently did not hear them. The galloping team was only eight feet from Mrs. Gray when a large, stalwart man, a stranger to most of those present, ran out, grasped her by the waist, picked her up and carried her back to safety Just as the team swept by. The rescuer was W. D. Wilson, of Wheat, Wilson & McCloud, oil men with extensive interests in the West Side. Jlr. Wilson modestly disclaimed any particular credit for the rescue. A little later he nonchalantly picked up his derby hat, which had fallen beneath the hoofs of the horses, and walked off as if nothing out of the ordinary had happened. The alarm proved to be due to a burning chimney at the residence of Charley Duval at 2110 Nineteenth street, There was no loss. ED BARBEAU FALLS DEAD Ednar fiarbeau, proprietor of the Do- louesha springs resort, foil dead nt the springs between 5 and 6 o'clock this moniing, presumably of heart disease. Word «-ns at onco sent to Coro- oner Mc(;irm, and he in company with' O. G. Dixon, left for the springs this afternoon to hold nn official investigation. Mr. Liiirbeau was a well known and highly MSI owned resident of the county, having grown to manhood in the Woody country, where his parents resided. Ho formerly lived at Kernville, and later was a resident of Pamoso, where ho was in business. Mr. Barbeau was about 45 years of age. A sister, Mrs. Pierre Roquette, who was associated with him in the management of the springs, and a niece, survive him. Besides his work at the spriiiRs, i ho deceased was the game warden und fish commissioner for his home district, und was actively engaged in his duties until the time of his death. The coroner and undertaker will probably ret urn with the body some tomorrow. The funeral will be held at some date to be decided upon later, and will probably be under the direction of the local aerie of Hallos, of which Mr. Barboau was a member. He had many friends, locally, both connected with .the Iodide and otherwise. who will grieve to hear of his untinely death. AliTO RACES SUNDAY CENTER OF INTEREST MANILA, Nov. .'28.—The coasting vessel lost during the storm off San Fernando yesterday wai» the San Pablo, not the Pont Ing. Fourteen more survivors wore picked up. and seventy-five were drowned. ONE HUNDRED COOLIES DIE ON WRECKED SH.P I TAFT SAYS HE WILL LOOK OUT FOR CALIFORNIA The Fresno Republican prints a special from Washington which say.-;: Congressman Needham has receive.I from President-elect Taft a letter declaring, that, tnriff revision must I, ' genuine. Tafr says he cannot understand the position of those who would finibblo over keenlne of the partv !>'"I'-re on tariff reform. Ouliforni:! products will be taken care of. but it's uncertain whether increases on raisin? and lemon? nskod for con be so cuivd. .-.It ihe racing automobiles for the meet tomorow afternoon at. Hiidnut Park are now In town. Frank Freo and his Sunset arrived shortly midnight lust night, from Los Angeles. after having been delayed several hours by the bad roads above (.tornem station. Shortly before noon today the Buick "White Streak" run Into the Bakersfleld garage, with Frank Murray at the wheel. The Bulck left San Francisco Thursday, stopping over at Fresno last night. Events on Program. The program tomorrow afternoon starts at 2:ill) promptly. The first race will be a free-for-all event >>H- local cars with amateur drivers. Entered in this event are Henry KlipBteln, and his Tourist totiriii},' car. Dr. S. V. West Tourist auto and Fred Stoeoki on Ma twin-cylinder R. S. motorcycle. Thlfl will be sandwiched in union? tin other events, us will the running horaa race for a-half mile, with Proiio, Sylvester, and Willy Santa Rosa .starting. Auto Men are Here. David Sinclair, who came here last nlcht to represent the New York lubricating Oil Company at the race*, will do the starting, using an automobile. In the scratch races all contestants will take a rolllnc; start, scoring up with the sliirter, who. will be on the outside of the tim-k. In the handicap races a gun will bo used and the contestants will start dead. Mr. Sinclair has started auto races at. Tan- t'oran previously, and is an old hand at the business. Hugh McCiilvray, representing the BANX CASHIER MUST SERVE FIFTEEN YEARS. MANILA. Nov. 27.—Th'.' oo:i-i ! 'tourr.er PonlinK, carry!,n a la: number of laborers froi:' • Narvjir.i!' the rice fields on PnnaK:i«ir.-i'i pri ince, si ruck a roof and .-i ink l'is mnn;c a storm off fan r-Ynri I'ulon province, li is estimate:! that j i hundred pasensrc'-s ;-nd crew of ihej I'ontitiB were drowned. The ste-.ni or Vluenyn rescued fifth'rvo. i A patrol of constabulary, which was j 'niiuodlately established after ->•,?, :wv ! cident, picked ui fifteen bodlos and; many others wet'3 coi.dng ashor.v It, is not known whether any Americans oi Europeans were aboard the wieek- cd steamer. PITTSBURG, Nov. 25.— William F. Montgomery, former cashier of the v.Tooked Allegheny National Bank, was sentenced today to serve fifteen years In prison. TENNIS CONTEST WAS WON BY AUSTRALIANS. MELBOURNE. Nov. 2S.—Tho contest In this city today for the Dwight F. Davis international tennis cup was won bv the Australian team composed ""M w. %• «*» TTrJ.J of Norman Brookes and A. F. Wilding. Their American opponents were F. B. Alexander and Seals C. Wright. The Buying of Your Overcoat! You pmlifihly lake- seriously. You i>tiL'lil t.> . X" u-tniient you hllV infill: < HlolV' I 1 ' 1 ' TiilU' C'lilllt'ol't mat looks than your uVfivoat ; it's your pulilii: miriiu'iit: vmi wear it where the n'uwi! se.'s you. We're sriliim overcoats that Will 1)i; (l i-reilit t" the moil who wear them; til, siy'i- . finish: ov- fre.oats that are boi-ommg. We Imve MO many different fabrics and models that we can suit the taste of everyone. We've got some suits here, too. that don't need any other argument than one look at them; you will find all the Mate colors and new models, More Workers For Tag Day The captains In the oil fields are getting well organized for Tag Day, and two of them, Mrs. Chas. Dickinson of Maricopa and Mrs. H. S. Williams of Midway and McKittrick have both offered to dispose of 5000 tags each; they are most enthusiastic over the good results ttmt are promised. Mrs. Cole of IWojnve will take 10,- "ii.i taj,'K. and Miss Painter of Cum- mingH Valley, lui.s lioau tttliletl to the, list of cnptiilns. In Ilakorsfleld, Mrs. Seobold, Mrs. (•'Indy.s U«litner and .Mrs. <;. -M. \VJUI- alver have been added to .Mrs. Robinson's list of lieutenants, and Mrs. Atchison and airs. Abe Knhn to Mrs. Dixon's. All are asked to bo careful not to buy any but the authorized tags. In San Francisco some unscrupulous people reaped a harvest by selling tags of another color. There will be badges too, for the authorized luggers. The ministers of the various church- s are earnestly requested to announce Tax Day from the pulpits tomorrow and to bespeak the aid of their congregations in behalf of the home for the children of the Shelter. AL THACKERY'S KIS3ELKAR. ONE OF THE ROW'S RACES. ENTRIES FOR TOMOR- WOMAN'S CLUB WILL STRING TAGS MONDAY. THE TOGGERY lOWfU * flOOM Next Monday will be "Presidents Day" at the Woman's Club, the af ternoon to bo a purely social one, but the ladles will spend a portion of the time In stringing tags for tag day. A program is being arranged and re freshments will be served. A mooting of the board of directors Is -called for 2:30 by order of the president. .— .».» —— YOUNG MEN ORGANIZE ^ A CENTURION CLUB. The young men of the Congregational Church Imv.e organized a club, I known as the Centurlan Club, for alb- i letic and social work. They have al; ready filled up a tennis court at the 'cornel- of Seventeenth and C Hiroei.-i, ' and will later put In two regulation ! croquet courts, which will be liubted i so ihut games may be played at ni^hi. i Regular meetings are held for literary 1 work. Tho officers of the club are 1 Truman Glover, provident; .lames j Goodwin, vice president; Loyal Gnind> ! secretary; C. M. Fuller, treasurer. and his Tonrii-t roadster: I Pirshr'eld and bis Mitchell roadster, an-l .A I Tlmcliory, and hi.-, !\is-c! fi.i':-ni: e-n. Thaokory will be h:ui<li< <ip»e I on ,•<>.• COHIlt of the high .power oi bi:i ell- «lne, but all others will start al scratch. The pie race between inoio-c ••iich ri lor slopjiliiK at,t'ni' inn lap lo consume u slice oi Nc land breakfast food, will com The following race \vlll be five lietweon Al Thackery's Kisselkar, :o ! | tho little Huick While Streak, drlv( ;i '>y Frank .Murray. The While .Streak, while strictly a siocl: cur In e\;-ry •<•• pect, Is a speed marvel, i'.nd bus :>inu-| >oi'H of winnings awiinsl hl-rhor-j) ed cars to Its credit. Bluebird and Sunset. Tho fastest twos of Hi" day .•>'!<] what promibOM to be the most speciac- ultir will be a ten mile met; from scratch between Bert Dlngley and his Bluebird and F'-ank Free and his Sunset. There 1; little doubt but that all previous track records will have been lowered when this race IB over. The last race of the day, and the one with 'he largest field, will be the free-for-all handicap, for eight mile*, with all the cars entered. Tho Sunset and Bluebird will stur£ from scra-tt.h but all tho others will be given rmn dlcups, based upon their perfonrmneoH ! earlier In the day. iioodyefir lire people. r:im>- IHTO with Frank Free from l.os Aiwlo.-. He will act as one of the h!:!j".- i'i!:"-n p ow. The car eonip.iin h;>s arr;i:ufd for a ten minute service to and from tha park, commencing a' I o'clock. The races will bo.nln promptly at -:'.',<>. Admission will be f.ti rents, with children half price, and no admission will be charged for the uriiiid .stand, Polo Game at the Rink The polo name.' at the rink tonight pif'iiilHos to !>o one of the most exciting con 1 "SM yoi seen bore. The fast Soltna lads will arrive at 7:30 and the giime will be called ut 9 o'clock. Again to'iiorrov viftornoon the second contest between Bakersftold and Selnia will be called unri those who lovo exciting sport will not full to witness both games. An additional mutch race will os also be run between Henry KHpsleln's Dr. Senator, William Glass' running horse, broke ,iwuy from his barn Thursday night after the races and was gone all day yesterday. He was finally caught last night at John Morris' place, several miles south of ELECTROCUTED FOR THE MURDER OF HIS WIPE. AUBURN, N. Y., Nov. 28.—A. M. Hrasch of Rochester, the wife murderer whose case Governor Hughes refuted to Interfere with, was electrocuted In prison here today. Brasch threw* his wife In the Erie Canal In order to marry May Gilmore of Defiance, Ohio. ! Fred Robinson, who la taking, i i liiirge of the entries for the motor- j ' cycle races at, Hudnut Park tomorrow , I cycle- races at Hudnut Park tomorrow, i contemplates rounding the local riders j ; of the gasoline bikes together and I 1 forming a club, which will take' i charge of all speed contests, endur- anco runs, and pleasure trips to be held In the future, THE WEATHER. Fair, warmer, tonight. Frost TWENTY-FIVE OIL COMPANY i BRINGS IN FOURTH WELL. Copyrirjnt, 1908. by • L, ADLER, BROS. & CO. The Section 25 Oil Company, of Midway, have just brought in their fourth well, at. a depth of 11100 feet. The oil appears to lie abundant, though the well has not yet been put on the pump. The company has already started spudding in on well No. ">. FUNERAL SERVICES OF THE LATE MRS. CROMWELL. Th^e funeral services of tue late Mrs. M. B. Cromwell will be held at 3 o'clock tomororw afternoon at the residence of the slater of the deceased, Mrs. F. H. Colton. Rev, E, R. Fuller of the Congregational Church will'of- ficiate. The remains will be taken east for interment and will be kept here pending the arrival of the son, whose homo U In Cleveland. GOVERNMENT FORCES WERE BEATEN BY THE REBELS. PORT AU PRINCE, Nov. 28.—The government forces were defeated In an encounter with the rebels at Anze Tho Delano baseball team has van-, (pilshed all the other rival nines In its j neighborhood and Is looking for. trouble agin. The Delano Record, the i (dlldal organ of the artists, contains a j sweeping challenge to all other teams , In the valley, picking out Bakersfleld for particular emphasis. ; """-—~~"- I Al Nell left for San Francisco last, evening. He fights Frank Mayfleld In Sacramento early next month, and Kid George, who in with him, goes on In the preliminary. Before leaving Al offered to fight Morris again In January for a side bet of from $400 to $1000. Tills completely called Frank Carlllo, who has been Baying unpleas-1 ant things about Sam Ferguson's ret- ] oroelng and Intimating that bis man was robbed of an easy victory. Billy Morris dlHplays a sadly dls figured countenance as the result o' j his mix-up with Neil Thursday night. He will probably leave for the south shortly. BARLOW AND HILL HAVE NEW OIL FIELDS MAP. Barlow & Hill haVe just received H Shine Your Own Shoes With a Shinola outfit. The iiin>t prat'tiea! lu-u^li and dauber ever invented t'»r applying Shinola, the modem waterproof pM-it-- shoe polish. This week — Shinola Polish, Shoe Brush, and Dauber, all for 25c. See our Window THE KODAK STORE J. A. Hughes, The Leading Proscription Druagist.