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: cnn Mosr 1RDMOODIN OF THE ;rectlon of a magnificent home above organization In Bakers- irks a new era In the building dent In charge of construction, and one of Hakersfleld's leading mer- Chan's. Mr. Oldershaw carried on a i« city along solid and perman. very active campaign In order to s, and when completed will | bring about the erection of the future on persona guilty of certain forms of '" 'hi me of the Woodmen and Is about to and when c om P'6ted a a. credit to the city and the is also an honor to Us archl- 1 builder. When completed the ; will have a ground area of feet, three stories In height, K basement, with 12-foot cell- .ler the entire building. This !it will he fitter! up as a public nipped with stag« and acres music room, box office, etc., ire floor being finished in >d maple. o see the realization of his labors In that direction. It Is fully expected by tin 1 committee and the stiperlntendept in charge, Mr. Oldershaw, that Head Consul Honk of the Woodmen of the World will bf In Ilnker-»r)old the latter part of April or the fore part oi May. at which time the building will be dedicated. At the present time liakere- ' field Camp No. 460 has a membership Lynchings Are On the Increase CHICAGO, Dec. 21.—The lynching record for 1908 shows that the practice of taking summary vengeance treet or second floor will be ' o f some 1200, some 300 being initiated d with seven four-room apart-1 last Monday night, all of whom are nd also the lodge room and looking forward to the dedication of ns. j their new home as a crowning event rhlrd floor will contain six. in the history of the camp. A grand m apartments, the.lodge ban-1 ball and banquet will be a chief fea- 1, kl'-cben, and a private club-jture and It Is fully expected that be- r members of the camp. All tween 3000 and 4000 Woodmen will •tment rooms on the second d floors will be fitted with hot 1 water, baths, etc., In the idem style, while the building I steam heated throughout. The rer the basement or public I be double floored and lined be In Bakersfleld on that day and night. It might be added that all the contracts for the erection of the building have been awarded to local people. The Union Lumber Company, lumber and mill work; Bakersfield Sandstone Want ads, 50 cents a week. HOWARD PLUMBING COMPANY. t paper to deaden all sound. | liriek Company, brick, cement, lime, tide of the building will be fin-'etc.; Howard Plumbing Company, Ith red sandstone brick, slml-1 complete sanitary plumbing and heat- hat used In the Catholic* Ing system; Snyder & Jackson, paint- The celling In the main' ing and decorative work. iom will run full height, i 19 feet 6 inches, giving a and roomy effect. The roof ulldlng will be covered with a good grade of gravel, he main entrance to the lodge is the intention of the com- n charge of construction to flag pole of suffllent helghth •en readily, where the colors Voodmen of the World will •1 on meeting nights or spec Tings. the building Js a plain Colon- rn, while the Interior finish •ed out along Colonial de- At the present time building opera lions in Bakersfleld are being carried occurred In 1907. forward upon a large scale. The' Howard Plumbing Company, a recently esti/.llshed house, reports a splendid business and is now com pletlng the sanitary plumbing on sev- The general archltec- tval resiliences, The flrm has recently moved Into the present quarters at 1514 Eighteenth street, from the former location at 1523 Wall street. Tln> flrm has secured the contract for the plumbing and steam heating plant of UK- Woodmen of the World building, and is now installing the plumbing and hot air heating in the I'nyne, Owen and Crabtree residences, a]so the Kllpstcln home on crime Is Increasing rather than Ishlng. The figures for the twelve months beginning January 1, 1908, are larger than for several years past. Though the most of the lynch- lngs occurred In the south, they were not confined to that section by any; ( means. Springfield, 111., was the scene of the greatest race riot of the I year, resulting In the lynching of two negroes and the killing and wounding of a number of citizens who participated In the riots that lasted several days. Of the other northern states one lynching Is recorded of Indiana, while California furnished the only lynching In the Par West. Mississippi, Georgia and Texas, In the order named, furnished the greatest number of lynchlngs for the year. A quaduple lynching in Kentucky increased the ggures In that state over those of previous years. The record of Texas for 1908 was six-fold greater than In 1907. In Arkansas, Alabama and Louisiana there were fewer lynchlngs than In 1907. Oklahoma shows a clean slate and so do Maryland, Missouri, Iowa and Nebraska, IE all of which states lynchlngs turned over |h" the \V< nil-1 Chester l.y"°, an;! ts doing roiwh oth- 1 was broken for the erection inlldlng on Nov. 25th, sinco mo excavHiing the basement cement walls and foundations m finished, and It Is fully ex- lint the structure will bo com Nil the World committee by the April, 1 !«i!t, If conditions are •able. The entire Investment ta an outlay of between $25,- $2G,f)00 (estimated) and the id specifications of the struc- e made by Charles D, Brown, . awarded the contract to cone building. The plans were >m sketches furnished by C. •shaw, who Is the superinten- The lynchlngs for 1908 total eighty- eight. This number Is exclusive of several who met death ^vhlle being pursued by posses or resisting arrest. Of the eighty-eight victims, eighty- four were negroes and four were white men. UP-TO-DATE STORE FOR GENT'S FURNISHINGS er work in a number of smaller residences. Tlii- members of the firm. E. Howard anil T. 13. Scrlbner, report their trade since opening up as good, while the prospects for 1009 could not in. Lcttur. Advertising In the Californlan brings big returns on the investment. Monday, Deo DEAR HARRY ; - 21 «08 cigars Let*s club together and treat the bunch to a box of Mere- ney's fine JAMES WHAT SHALL I'GET HIM FOR XMAS? Visit us iiiul you will decide quickly, for hero you can get presents that will remind him every day of your kindness, and what is more pleasing for a husband, father, brother or sweetheart than fine jieckwrur, shirts, mufflers, gloves, hats, fancy vests, scarf j>ins, cuff buttons, suspenders, hosiery and many other everyday necessities which will show how thoughtful you are. You will not make a mistake by getting them here, as our prices are reasonable, quality the best and styles the latest. Anything that is purchased here is the very latest. We ciirry no shelf-worn goods, as our motto is, "Up-to-l>aU>." HIRTS Get t/i'flit Suit J'rcssed and Cleaned for the Holidays. fjllita iliil! Made, to YOJW Onlcr. A. P. LITES, 810 Baker St. . Kern .MAi.TIHHI) AND IM'HKKOin UOOriNV, AND FLOORING DA IKY 81* PI 1 LIES, POULTRY SUPPLIES FENCING, GARDEN SEEDS Pioneer Mercantile Company Gus Schamblin H A R D W AR E Old Mission Paints, Wall Paper, Glass Ready Roofing, Building Paper, Paints and Varnishes «# I'hone Main 98. Baker.field, Cal.