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THE BAKBRSFIELI BlanKets and Comforters For Xmas If you' have a friend whom you wish to remember with a pair of warm, wooly blanket* or a good cozy comforter for Christmas, come to Weill's and choose it from our large assortment. This is the store for useful and appreciated Christmas gifts. No trouble at all to find gifts here—they present themselves here on all sides. Lowest prices range as usual. Phones—Dry Goods, 142 Hardware, 224. Groceries, 142 1418-1422 Nineteenth Street. H OLLY G ENUINE HOLLY Roses, Carnations, Violets and Chrysanthemums. First class Nursery Stock, Trees, Shrubs. Orders promptly filled. HOLLY WREATHS CHESTER AVENUE NURSERY ALBERT WEEDALL, Prop. Cor. iivth St. and Chester Ave. Phone Main 745. WHAT shall I W • £ .1 give ror that Chritmas Gift ? Lot us answer. Let it be a nice piece of Fnrnitrtre — something that is used a very day in the year. Every available inch of floor space in our store suggest-*' something useful for a Christmas Everything that is good in the furniture line will be fount! in our stock. Come and see us while our stock is complete. FREE | A "Hoosier cabinet will be given away on New Years I day to one of our customers—come In and we will explain just haw to become the winner of this valu- ; able article See the cabinet in the window. DYER & JONES. \ I Maine's Cyclery No old and shop worn goods. Everything new and up to date. We employ only the best mechanics. All repair work guaranteed. We will give a first class juvenile wheel (or equivalent) tc the one getting lucky number. One coupon given with every 2or, purchase. 172") NINETEENTH STREET Hat Carnival DREAMLAND SKATINQ PRIES FOR THE LARGEST AND SMALLEST HATS. Also Obstacle Race,.with more than one dozen Obstacles. Friday Evening DEC. 11 '08 No Extra Charge for this Occasion, The Oil Industry MEETING OF OIL IOIL EXCITEMENT MEN AIJMINGA COAUNGA, Dec. 13.—A meeting of the oil men of Coallnga and other districts has been called to meet at the Webb hall on Saturday, Dec. 19, 1908, to discuss the oil situation and especially legislation that may be necessary for the furthering of the oil interests of California. Invitations have been sertt by Assemblyman Odom to a number of senators and assemblymen and so fnr t no following have expressed | section of (ho country since last April, a desire to meet the oil men at this with vnry fluttering prospects. They meeting: Senators CartwrlglU and Miller, and Assemblyman Drew, Irwln, Webber, Fleisher and Wyllle. J. Benson Wrenn and M. V. McQuigg retwriKMl Thursday afternoon from an extended trip down through the Devil's Uen district, where they made a complete investigation of Lhe outlook in that coining oil country. Me. Wrenn infoniu'd the Oil HecorJ that he \vaa well pleased with the appearance' of things down there and hopes to see more of that country in the near fu NEAR TULARE LAKE FRKSNO,.Dec. 13.--Supre.vor E. T. Hose is kept busy these days survey- ins oil lands for Sol ma people over In the region of the Kettlemen Plains, west of Tulare lake. Th" cause of the excitement Is the fact, that the Lake View Oil Company. of which s. I,. Heielnger, is president. ^nd W. B. Uvermore( secretary and j treasurer, has been operating In that McKltiriuk and then went to Bakersfield, Mr. Benson's home. They report the roads by this route to BuUersflelrt in perfect condition. The Blue Diamond on 20-20-14 has been loused by Wrenn & McQuigg and j lumber ordered for rig No. 1. They will beqin drilling on well No. 1 by aboui the 1st of January. This property j5 located on the northeast quarter of the section. S. \V. & B. No. 5, commence.) about two weeks ago, is down 600 feet with 10-inch casias and is pounding dirt 24 hours a day. ' A new rig Is going up on property one quarter mile east of Devil's Den have M well now SCO feet in depth, and while ihe officers of the company nay they have not struck oil, they admit thai indications are very good. They luive located several pieces of land adjacent to their present well, and arc sending men from here to lake possession and do necessary assess- Mien' work. The operations of this company has attracted the attention of a number of Selmti's leading cltlzejt who are now locating land in the sm\c vicinity ture. They also visited Sunset and,, and making preparations to protect It should the Lake View strike oil. Probably fifteen sections of land have been located during the past month. Consolidated, drilling. which company is now Mrs.J.A. Durnal Kills Coyote (From Tehachapl Tomahawk.) Mrs. J. A. Durnal, Jr., was the, guest or Mr. and Mrs. V. E. Gregg at their home at Antelope Canyon Thursday, and during her visit espied a coyote on the nearby hillside. In I rue western style Mrs. Durnal caught up a 22-callber rifle and pro- reeded to the slaughter. Not -wishing to damage the beautiful fur Sirs. Durnal reserved her flre until a favorable position presented the opportunity to plunk his sneakshlp In the eye. One shot was sufficient to Hd the vi- rinity of a troublesome "varmint" and to secure for Mrs. Durnal a beautiful trophy. Forged a Check. Constable Williamson returned this morning from Los Angeles with It. S. Lapstey, who is charged with forgery. Last Saturday evening Lnpsley passed a check at the Yellowstone n:ilo<m for $15. The check was drawn : ii his own favor on the Hank of Bak- ersfleld, and bore the name of D. S. Walser, and was represented by Laps, ley as the signature of the well known Walkers Basin rancher, Dan Walser. The check was returned Tuesday morning marked "no account" and "probably forged." Through a lady friend here Lapsley was easily located at the Roslyn in Los Angeles. He was arraigned he- fore Justice Heath today and held for examination,, with ball fixed at $1000. Leased Hotel. W. P. Wiggins has leased the Clark Hotel and, after having bene closed for several months, the dining room will be reopened tomorrow at noon. Mr. Wiggins' mother will have the management of this well known hostelry, which Is a sufficient guarantee that the service will be first class in every particular. The grading for the railroad, that is to connect the cement plant at Aqueduct, with the lima quarry, was finished early this week. Track laying has progressed as far as the Jones & Kerr ranch house and Is being pushed 'rapidly to completion . Murphy Found Not Guilty SAN FRANCISCO, Pec. 13.—"Not guilty" was the verdict, returned by the jury at 12 o'clock Saturday night in the case of Frank .1. Murphy, one of the attorneys for Abraham Ruef, charged with complicity In the alleged attempt to bribe John M. Kelly, a veulreman drawn upon the jury panel In Uuef's recent trial. The case was given to the jury at noon and the twelve men were out exactly twelve hours. Nine ballots were taken before a verdict was agreed upon. The Jury declined to discuss the balloting hut it Is said that the first vote stood nine for acquittal and three I'or conviction. Murphy and A. S. Newburgn. also one of the attorneys asm'iatpd with Ruef's defense, were Indicted by the grand Jury after that body had returned an Indictment against 1C. A, S. Blake, a contractor. The latter was tried and convicted and Just as sentence waa about to be passed m.ade a confession In court, In which he stated that he tried to bribe Kelly for $1000 at the instance of the two attorneys, Blake also do- Glared that Murphy subsequently offered him $10,000 If he would not reveal the transaction. Elks Make Plans for Grand Lodge Official plans for t'oe grand -lodge of Elks to be held in Los Angeles next .July have been promulgated. The Elks are due "to arrive in hos Anfides July 10 and 11, and will be met at the depot by marching clubs and escorted to their hotels. July 11 they will lie shown the city in 1000 automobiles. Tl:e ijrand lodge will i»e opened in the Auditorium July lit, anil (hut night there will bo a great theater party for which the theaters of the city will be bought out for Elks. The grand lodge session will be continued July M, with a trip to \MI\K Beach and a theater party at night as additional attractions. i On July 15 the grand lodgp will be continued, with the addition of un Elks' parade and athletic games. A midsummer floral and allegorical festival, including un "electric rlrcuw parade" and fireworks, will be the •niiHS'-ment for July Ili The following d:iy, July 17, will be Cinalina day and there also will be a barbecue and a. program of athletic contests at Arcadia. TEA Tea is not infallible; m o n e y b a c k makes amends. We arc not, in the least, uneasy about the money. Your grocer returns your money if jou don'l like Schilling'* Best: we pay hiiu. PUBLIC SALE! and Barbecue nt the WHILE ORCHARD, south of town. We will sell to the highest bidder 3 horses, 4 mules, wagons, harness, fnrni machinery, trays, ladders, and all tools, etc.. at the Wihle Orchard. Sale begins at 9:3(l a. in. WIBLE 0. & V. CO. Roy White, Auctioneer. Adams Fruit mpany • •*• • Has enlarged its store and is prepared to accommodate, the public with all kinds of Fruit and Groceries Just received a load of mountain apples, for holiday trade. 806 Baker Street. Telephone Main 714. ONLY EXCLUSIVE PIANO STORE HM KERN COUNTY The most wonderful of all Pianos. STEINWAY, A. B, CHASR. EMERSON. ESTEY, KURTZMANN, STERLING nnd others. Also INSIDE PLAYER PIANOS. Very large supply to select from. Lowest Prices; Easy Terms. Phone Main 602 Sherman.Clay & Company. C.E. KEY, Manager New Fill, Block—1820 K Street MORLEY'S THEATRE Masonic Temple, 2007 Chester Avenue Continuous Performance 7:30 to 10:30 P. M. BOX OFFICE OPEN 7:15 to 9:15 Admission lOc No Higher STRICTLY HIGH CLASS MOVING PICTURES AND ILLUSTRATED SONGS; FUN AND AMUSEMENT FOR EVERYBODY. Yen* Yensen (comedy) The Hidden Treasure (specie?)) Barbara Frltchle (historical) Mhe Miner's Daughter (drama) The Lovers' Telegraphic Code (ro-SONGS—"The Man With the Lad- martce) der nnd the Hose" H ding the Dinner (comedy) "Moonbeams and Dreams of You" Entire change of Program Monday and Thursday nights. Matinee Saturday and Sunday. Coupons given every night. Nov. 23d,24-piece quadruple plate Rogers Bros.' set to holder of lucky coupon. Empire Theater onigKt end all Week Overture, LORRAINE THORNE Singing and Dancing Soubrette * Hlustrated Song—"You Will Always Do the Same Thing Over for the Red, White and Blue." RAYMOND MERRITT College Tramp Empire Moving Pictures, Scenic Views Jack—HOMES—Ada Comedy Musical Act. Doors open 7 p. m. Continuous Performance until 10:30. General Admission 10c, Reserved Section 15c, Reserved Seats, 20c. DIXON ®. SON Undertakers, Funeral Directors, Embalmera. Successor, to Morton A Connolly. Lady Attendant 1414 19th »to BED OSOII AMBULANCE. Phone, Night or Day, Main I). TO THOSE Who Are Interested m Xmas and Holiday Purchases THE MOEEOW-KIMBALL DRUG 00. announce that they have their Christmas display now ready for the inspection of tho public. This year we have a better and more extensive line than ever. THE PRICES ARE RIGHT AND THE GOODS ARE RIGHT. Our stock consists of gifts too numerous to mention. The only suggestion we might men- linn is, if you are eontemplating making a seasonable purchase, ymi will not make a mi.s- tnke bv calling ;i( our store. Morrow-Kimball Drug Company "The Modern Drug Store With Correct Prices."