Vol. XX. BAKEBSFIELD, CALIFORNIA, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 12, 1908. S, P, MEN KILLED BY EXPLOSION LOS ANGELES, Dec. 12.— Reports from Beaumont, Cal., to the Southern Pacific headquarters are to the effect . that an eastbound extra freight en- glne blew up on a siding there at 3:30 this morning, killing Engineer David McDonald, Conductor Guy Brockman, and Fireman Roy Reynolds and seriously Injuring Head Brakeman E. A. Williams, all of Los Angeles. The cause of the explosion is unknown. The train was just pulling a heavy train off the siding when, the accident occurred. The explosion was terrific. The engine was wrecked and the boiler was blown 260 feet. Three cars were hurled from the track. The dead are be- Ing brought to this city. An official Inquiry will be made. •* 4* * * 4* <t> * •5* * 44» 4* 44> 4» 4> ADRIAN VON PLANK 18 BETTER TODAY. * The condition of Adrian * Von Plank Is somewhat lm- 4- proved today. Dr. Long thU 4- afternoon reported that the 4> young man's temperature had * again returned to normal and 4> he was doing as well as 4- could be expected. BURGLARS ENTER KIlBfl HOME mm CAPTURE nun KV TRIAL James D. Reed, convicted of robbing Officer Goodali last evening arrest- „ ed, single handed, four men, all under !„ Japanese, was today sentenced by 26 years of age. who had In the r POS-! JIH , M h t to , session and were endeavoring to dla-; ° pose of goods stolen from a car In the san y uenun - SMALL POX APPEARS ON VESSEL IN FLEET. COLOMBO, Ceylon, Dec. 12.— The Georgia came In today ahead of the fleet, which is due tomorrow, with a case of smallpox on board. The afflict seaman was removed to the hospital. WASHINGTON, Dec. 12.— There Is no apprehension at the navy department over the smallpox case reported on the Georgia. There is only one case and every precaution has been taken to prevent the spread of the disease. The Kllbourn home at 2021 P street was burglarized last night between 8 and 9 o'clock. A gold watch, a fountain pen and a few other articles of jewelry amounting In all to about $50, was taken. No clew to the culprits or any trace of the missing articles have yet been found. Mr. and Mrs. Kllbourn left the house about 8 o'clock. They noticed three men standing nearby. Although In ___ , ________ .___ ._ _. . cllned to return and ask them what ver, which apparently waa ga^ten rid Southern Pacific yards earlier In the night. Special Officer Mead of the S. P. this morning positively Identified the stolen goods. Last night about 11:30 the police of. fleer was apprised by A. P. Gardner that he had been approached by a young fellow named Hackley who offered to sell him some shoes and *hlrts. Hackley claimed , to have a large quantity of the goods, Gardner was told to find out, if possible where the goods were hidden. This was done and when it was reported to Goodali that the stolen articles and the men were in the rear of the old cribs at Twenty-first and M streets the policeman started single to make a capture. He found, them and at the point of his revolver stood the four in line and searched them. One was known to have had » revol- they wanted, Mr. Kilbourn thought them from his mind. On their return, about 9 o.'clock, Mr. and Mrs. Kll- bourn found the house pretty thoroughly ransacked. A search evidently had been made for money but save for a few cents In a small bank, none was in the house. Marshal McKamy was called in. The number of the watch Is unknown. COUNTY BOARD GRANTS TEACHERS CERTIFICATES. FRENCH GOVERNMENT WANTS AN APOLOGY. PARIS, Dec. 12.—President Castro The County Board of Education nt j noon tocfay completed the examination ; of applicants for teachers' certificates j and as a result 01 the weeks' test, granted grammar grade certificates to Miss Bernlce Harrell.and Miss Painter of Cummlngs Valley. MONTE CARLO CIGAR of Venezuela arrived In this city last j evening, but made no advances to the French government. At noon it was ' reported he was furiously angry at; the manner in which the government j received him, The government refus- j es to make a public explanation of ; Us position, but it is said it requires j » formal apology from Castro, of during the search. The goods were found in two gunnysacks bqihind a tree. The men gave their najtaes as H. Murphy, A. S. Ream, JacK Kays and F. W. Hackley. Officer Brtfgs was summoned and helped escort Qte men to the Jail. On the way s was detected in the act of thrdf ing a shirt, hidden on htm, away. Last night two cases of shoes, one case of shirts and a case ofj nndqr- clothing were stolen from an S. P. car, near Kern Junction, which had been broken open. Murphy s had a pair of the shoes on. Officer Meat took them from his feet for evidence. Constable Stroble recovered' the re- ( malnder of the stolen property this j morning. I .This gang is supposed to, be the same one which stole two cases of shoes from an S. P. car earlier In the week. The goods were located at j. ' ' yes- ing Wm. Nusser was to have beon sentenced likewise, but Attorney Thos. Scott made a motion for a new trial, and the matter will be heard on Monday. In the case of the people vs. Hilda Smith, the trial was continued until the 12th day of January, the complaining witness still being absent. Harry O'Conner was today granted an interlocutory decree of divorce from Edna O'Connor on the ground of desertion. Articles of Incorporation. j Articles of Incorporation of the j Seventh Extension Water Company i were filed today. The purpose of the company la to supply water tor the Seventh Home Extension Colony. For Guardianship. Mrs. Sallie S. Goodwin today made application for appointment as guardian of her son, James S. Goodwin. H. "L Packard Is attorney. The matter will be heard on December 21. Alleged Insane Person. RELAPSE OF SUFFERERS OF PTOMAINE POISONING. •:• VALLEJO, Dec. 12.~Several •!• relapses were reported In the •:« cases of persons suffering from 'I' ptomaine as the result of par•!• taking of the luncheon at the •:• launching of the Prometneus. •!• The relapse has taken the form * of acute dysentery, completely •!• prostrating the sufferers. In •!• many cases the physicians cob•*• slder the relapse worse than •t* the original attacks. M'LEOPllAL W. Spencer, an alleged Insane person, had a partial hearing today In Judge Bennett's court and the matter was continued until December IB. SELLS ANOTHER BUICK GAR The Bakersfteld Garage this morn- The funeral of Ed McLeod will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 from the old family borne at Truxtun and F street. The remains will arrive tomorrow morning about 7:30 and will be aecomnan'ed by two brothers. Professor George H. Taylor arrived from Fresno this morning. The pall bearers are relatives and particular friends and are as follows: Ben McLeod, Will McLeod, Professor George H. Taylor, A. D. Whittemore, T. B. Youug, F. W. Robinson, Raymond McLeod and Curtis Wlhl*. Rev. L. 0. Smith will have clmrge of the services which will be JIB near aa possible the same as those for the funeral of Mrs. McLeod, held from the same home lecently. RUEF 6ETS WEEK'S STA' SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 48.- Judge Luwlor's court room tbts.C Ing sentence was not pronounced Abe Ruof, convicted 6t bribery^ Att noy Dozler for the defense moyed a stay of judgment pending thj pr aratlon for a new trial, and the dl of the hearing was set for Decemb 19th. Uuef arrived at the court in prison van, and appeared much as ual, though showing evidence of strain under which he IB laboring. Ruof spoke with bitter sarcasm reporters of the articles publish] since his conviction. He charged the visit of Heney to the courlroon few minutes before the verdict returned was arranged "tor drama] effect." He said the cheer* of crowd influenced the jurors to chi their votes, as they were afraid violence If they voted for acquit as one of the anen sold him the twenty-two pair found there. Special Officer Meadffs elated over Goodall's capture. WA8CO SALOON MATTER UP ON MONDAY. The McGowau application for a license to open a saloon nt Wasco waa before the Supervisors today, an was also a protest from a number of residents of that section. Chairman Jus- one of the ne.w 1909 model F! tro Is ln Saqraraento, but. before going lor 10 o'clock. • GHASTLY CRIME IN 2 A BARRICADED ROOM. NEW YORK^ Doc. *2.— WltU only the blood* fingerprints of the murder- HEAVY EXPLOSION KILLS MANY AT PANAMA. COLON, Dec. 12.— There was a heavy explosion of dynamite today at STAND'S FINE DISPLAY. An 'artistic display of holiday goods is being made by Charles Meroney, proprietor of the Monte Carlo cigar stand. He has secured two glass show cases in which his flnej er to assist them the police are scour- lines of cigars, tobaccoes, pipes, can-jing the city for a trace Qf the man dies and gums are being shown to! who killed an unknown woman In a advantage. | padlocked and barrldnded apartments *—» jnt 337 East Eleventh street. BICYCLE RIDERS ARE j The man and woman rented them AHEAD OF RECORD. « ntl were not seen ilpaln '' Tne 1)O(ly j p.nce either late today or Bulck two cylinder touring cars to "° a8kml to httvti the hearing laid over A. W. Kimble. The car will be or-! l ' ntu Mou '! ilJ '.' antl " WHS tn<->r..;fore »<-'t dered from the depot In San Francisco tonight and is expected here In , NEW YORK, Dec. 12.—With the end | by the janitress with her head aever- Bas Obispo and the mortality is' said j of the race , )I(t a half f , ay (list . nl , the j ed by a razor. Every mark of identi- the won'an was found on a bed j three or four days, Mr. Klmble has driven a Rambler touring car_ for more than a year past. The new Bu- Ick costs *1250 f. o. b., Flint. Michigan, where the factory is situated. It is an improvement over the older two cylinder cars, which have been used around Bakerafleld with fine success. Tom Marsh's Frayer-MIJler touring car Is expected to put In its appear- tomorrow. THIS AMENDMENT PASSES BY ONLY TWO VOTES. FLEET AT PANAMA, PANAMA, Dec. 12.—The Pac fleet Is expected In Panama harbor I night or Sunday. Senor Diaz, govf nor of Panama, has Issued a circu requesting the Inhabitants to sh every courtesy and hospitality to visitors. A WEALTHY MAN IS ACCUSED OF ASSASSINATIj RALEIGH, N. C., Dec. 12.—Thor much excitement at Durham over | iirrest there of Ruebcn Darbee wealthy citizen of that city on charge of the assassination of ED oer Fred Holt of Spencer, by shooj him in the cub of an engine on , Southern Railway Inst week. A bor of railroad men have gone I Durham, and the feeling is high.) j Is not believed there will be vlole however: SACRAMENTO, Dec. 11— Two votes is the majority for the constituttonnl amendment proposing to raise the M:\I- ari'es of atute officers and clerks and which was supposed to huve been beaten ut tlie |ioll.s by a .small murgln. to be heavy. There are no details. Bas Obispo is between here and Pan- leaders In the bicycle race are fourteen miles ahead of the recdnl. They huve covered 2508 miles. ficatlon was destroyed, and there are only the bloody finger marks on the doorknob as a clue. Give a Trunk or a Suit Case For Christmas And get them at "The Toggery." A trunk, suit case or grip is a lasting present, one that is useful and necessary and sure to convey happiness to the receiver. When you make presents, give sensible presents like these and let us help you in getting the best for your money. We have by far the most complete assortment of trunks, suits and grips in town, and we can please you in the best at the price you want to pay. Remember we're the Men's Christmas Store—so buy all your gifts for men here. .All priced suit eases, trunks and grips here. The Men's Christmas Store. THE TOGGERY ICWIU * •LOOK The Men's Christmas Store. H. R. Peacock and W, B. Drury made the trip to Marlcoixi today in Peacock's new Chalmers-Detroit. The BakersfleKi Oarage Is receiving bids for the construction of its new buildings and before another week has passed work is expected to lie in progress. MURPHY CASE GOES TO JURY AT NOON. SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 12.— The case of Frank J. Murphy, Rucf's attorney, charged with complicity in the attempted bribery of a prospective Juror, was submitted to the Jury nt noon today. SAMMY JONES PROVED TO BE A WOI| BUTTE, Dec. 12.—The sudden I of "Sammy" Joni>s, agod 80, disci the tuct that Instead of being af n.s every one \n iho vicinity of iiattati for the past eighteen thought him. Jones was, a wt She chowed (ntiacco, drank and | dated frrely with men. GOLDEN HOUR CLUB ENTERTAINED DRUIDS The entertainment in Kuar's hall last night under the auspices of the Golden Hour Club of the M. K. church was very successful. The? program consisted of musical numbers nii<t, ofr the ""nors BAKERSFIELD BOYS BEAT KERN ON GRIDIRON, The Bryant school boys played a game of football with the Kern school boys this morning at the race track, | and the victory was with the Bryant school by the score of 19 to 0. Eldon Welman and Ross Stevenson carrlei for the Bakersfleld boys. closed with a play "The Pet of the School." Miss Jane Barber sang In her usual ostlng. The work was reviewed and delightful manner and excellent mitsi- was put on In a fine style. After the i cal numbers were rendered by Mrs. lodge work was over a tumptlng sup| Herring, Mrs. Fred Hamilton. Mis*! per wrm served and a social hour en- I Grace Hand and Mary and Hoy Lar-j joyed, son. The play was we.ll presented and | • !"••'•••••••••••••»•••••••••••• all took their parts' in finished style. The cast was as follows: Miss Chick principal of school) ... Mrs. H. Metznor Miss McSpartan (monltress) Frankle Heed Mle. Slemance (French teacher) ... Miss Brownfleld Jessie Gay (the pet of the school) .• Vera Hearle Ada Verlnder Kmullne Smith Annie Anderson Elsie John Cecelia Marlow Bessie Hart Polly Perks Letha Damon Marlon Gray Cleanoe McCreary WILL PRESENT THE OPERA "PINAFl The members of St. Barnabas [ contemplate giving the opera of| afore" in Kaar's hall In the ne ture. The ladles realize that tn| ductlou of "Pinafore" will be bitloua undertaking, but feel ad that there is sufficient musical j hi Kern to enable them to get pany of singers who will be "Polish up the Handle of tha! Front Door," and "Tell all abo| Sisters, His Cousins and His In a credible manner. The affa probably bo given the latter January or the first of FebruaJ Miss Helen Compbell will manager and director. THE WEATHER. Fair tonight and Sunday, will be good for the great b| same). Martha Straight Madge Davis j Lucy (a crippled girl) Kllen Oyster Lady VerlnderMMrs. Frank McCreary Mr. AdolphUH Johnny iiliey Mr. Robinson Roy Larson Policeman Walter Owen Lad Krrol Claro Mary Jane .Miss Cook One corner of the hall was devoted to fancy work and the other to refreshment*. Both wore well patronized. LADIES OF ONE LODGE ENTERTAIN ANOTHER, The mouthers of Kern Hlvo No. 60 of MuccabiwH were ontcrtalnml last night by the ladles of Mlzpah Hive of liakersfield. Mrs. Minnie Aydelat, state commander, was present and the WKS most enjoyable and Inter- Our Annual Holiday Opening Saturday, December 12 \V»> cordially invite you and your friends to attend our holiday opening on the above date— and to every lady, we uro going to present a souvenir sample of the new perfume "Jerofle". It is OUR new odor and we want yon to try it. A new blend ami percnlinrly deliyhtfu!, and wo are sure will charm yon. Remember the dale, Saturdiiy, rVoc'inner 12, J. A. HUGHES The Leading Prescription Druggi si. Phones Main 64 and 74.
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