The Bakersfield Californian from Bakersfield, California on December 21, 1908 · Page 17
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The Bakersfield Californian from Bakersfield, California · Page 17

Bakersfield, California
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Monday, December 21, 1908
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PART THREE L&L" VoLXX. BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA, MONDAY, DECEMBER 21, 180S. MANY CITIZENS FAVOR OF COMMERCE Many citizens of Bakersfleld express a strong conviction that the time Is ripe for the organization of a Chamber of 'Commerce whose activity shall be along lines for the benefit of the city and the county. A discussion of the affairs of the Board of Trade has brought to the light the (act that the organization is not well supported, and however active the officials of that organization, it Is admittedly true that the right kind of progress cannot be made In the absence of good financial backing. The Chamber of Commerce Idea appeals strongly to business men, Inasmuch as it is more in harmony with the organizations that exist in other growing and progressive communities and it is more than likely that when the annual meeting of the Board of Trade takes place, the suggestion may be advanced to reorganize under a new name. The views of a number of citizens on the subject are herewith given: Lyman Lowell, senior member of the firm of Lowell & Bloom, expresses the opinion: "We need a live, energetic commercial organization in Kern County, one that will produce results. A Chamber of Commerce in my opinion, will be a fine thing for the town and county, too, for that matter." Chas. E. Baer of Baer Bros, drug store thinks that a Chamber of Commerce will be more far reaching than a Board of Trade. "I think a Chamber of Commerce is a splendid idea. Such an organization will carry more prestige and will receive more recognition as a commercial body throughout the state, consequently give us more strength at home and abroad." Ben Brundage, the rancher and city assessor and one of the most active boomers the county can boast of, says: "The time is now ripe for an active commercial organization. Never before In the history of the county have inquiries in such large numbers been made concerning Kern County farming, fruit and oil ands." K. K. Stlaa.on -of the American Jewelry Company, which is rapitib gaining strength and business as one of the jewelry distributing firms of the state, is very much in favor of a Chamber nf Commerce if It serves the purpose the name implies: "If a good, effective Chamber of Commerce is organized on the plane the name Implies, to boost and benefit the business interests of the city and community alike, I am for a Chamber of Commerce." Ira Hochhelmer, one of the managers of the firm of Hochhelmer & Co., sees a great pity in the lack of support and Interest which Is undermining the Board of Trade. "Any change would be advantageous over the present condition of affairs. By that I mean a change from the present lack of interest, support and harmony that seems to exist. A live, energetic commercial organization would be an invaluable asset to the upbuilding of this community." "What do you think of a Chamber of Commerce?" R. M. Hamilton of the Hamilton Suit and Cloak house was asked. "It's just fine," he replied. "I think it will be the best thing ever for the boosting of the city and the whole county." J. A. Hughes, the druggist, said: "I think it would be a mighty good thing to have a live commercial body here. I am in favor of a Chamber of Commerce." C. W. Wlckersham, the Jeweler: "While I am not affiliated with the Board of Trade I think a commercial organization Is a fine thing for any community."W. H. Hill, of the firm of Barlow & Hill: "I think that a Chamber of Commerce should be one of the foundations of the community. The organization of business men and merchants in any city or community should be the strongest organization in existence there. It should be so strong as to regulate the morals and conditions existing under Its jurisdiction and Its every act should be for the moral as well as material uplifting of the section. This can only be accomplished, though, by a broad minded policy and the collective and not Individual assistance of the members." Fire Chief Ouncllach, who occupies n prominent position In the local business world, saitl: "I think a Chamber of Commerce will be more successful and results are what we want." ". V. , T-' --•••-. ;-- ? riof-, v of the Pi ::'.i<-rn Hotel: "While I have not p'MMi (lie mutter much thought, It is evident we aro now in a position to go ahead and I think a Chamber of Commerce would be better able to bring about the most successful results." Some Things ^Citizens Want Santa Claus To Bring Them It has been observed before niow | J. F. McVean—"To road my title that Christmas does not always bring' clear." into the waiting stocking the things (Jeorge Calhoun—"And mine too." that the stocking's owner would like j Ronald McDonald—"Good times for to havei Many Bakersfleld people are a change." wishing, but whether their wishes | will be realized remains to be seen. Here are some of the people who ate j expecting things, or if not expecting i them wishing for them at Christmas ! time or In the days that are to fol- L. P. St. Clalr—"A still better contract next time." H. A. Jastro—"The biggest and best convention yet held by the Live Stock Association." Walter Fischer—"The early com- lo-v. | pletion of that sewer syetem." Postmaster Edmonds — Another! Colonel Ira Hochhelmer—"More fre- commission from Uncle Sam for four qupiit opportunity to display those IF I WERE A M SANTA CLAU! year more. Wallace Morgan—A baseball that doesn't hurt the hands. George W. Wear—A bid on that regimentals." Many citizens on Tag Day- "Never Mrs. F. W. Webster—"A perfect •<• •!• 4- •!• BY| MAYOR TOM-JOH1 Irwln—"A dried fruit now that prosperity has plan for the new home for the Child- come. Pink Hamilton—"A trip to the springs." Sam Ferguson—"That Jim Jeffries, Eddie Smith, Jack Welsh and all the other referees would retire." Fire Chief Max Gundlach—"A raise In salary." Brb and Drury—"That new garage." PIONEER MERCANTILE COMPANY ron'a Shelter." Assemblyman Rowen record at Sacramento." Mrs. J. Benson Wrenn—"A full house when the ladles wear burnt cork." James McQuire—"A phone system where the line is never busy and where kickers there are none." Sheriff John Kelly—"For better judgment In making election bets." Tom Owens—"Ditto." Colonel E. M. Roberts—"For a victory next time." IMPORTANT INDUSTRY. Among the many houses of Bakersfield that assist in the present commercial activity of the place is the above concern, well known to every contractor, builder and tanner In Kern County. The house was established some eight years ago by Gun .....,„. Schatnblln in a small way, since In the building up of a communltj which time the business has grown N important part is occupied by the by leaps and bounds and kept pace ! modern and up-to-date scientific jwlth the material development of the Plumber, as the sanitary condition of city and county. The house carries all; cities is one of great importance, * * * If I were a natlonalSaanta Glaus. I would Atvi-^t! people the same opportunity to-use their com&bt • laud and the resourcw'of nature, as is now-enJoJN rels in our woodlands <pr the bees in our meadows, celves the full product of its toll, and thrift withts'a means plenty for all. ; ' I would establish a just method of taxation, ments raise land values only. The growth of po them. Justice demands that the public should en which the public has created. A land-value tax is •I- ly just and honest tax. ." * The taxation of land values would raise wages * product. It would destroy monopoly, for monopoly-! •!• control of land and tfjie resources of nature. Mono * the output of society by the title' deeds by which * land, and abnormally increases the prices of all th •!• Wages are flxed b# rant. 'By taxing rent 'we * wages. By taxing rent H wouid be impossible to h| •> By destroying gambling ,in land more land wotyld be] * more land put to use, th,e greater will be the demamj * Jobs will seek men instead' of men seeking Jobs. •»• Unbiased Investigation has proven drunkenness,] * and vice and crime, t(J' be th,fii^»ult of poverty. * "dry" districts are not freeS>m poverty. Prospef * hoods show but little drunkenness. * Td abolish poverty, shor^n the hours ofrlabor •!• sun of hope for many who see nothing but revolt! * need an honest, simple, scientific system of taxation! * from monopoly. Liberty will do the rest. * If in my power, this is the Christmas gift I wtfulj * pie. But these plain rights of the people cannot •!• will be taken as soon as the public: mind sees a lit<| * the truths Henry George sets out In "Progress and •{• •!• •!• •!• -5* *!• •!• «2» •}• •!• •!• ••• •!• •!» •{• •!« •!• •!• •;> •;• •!••}••!• 4 everything in the line of paints, oils, wallpaper, roofing material, hardware, stock and poultry supplies, gar/den seeds, etc. The house has th not only to the health of its inhabitants, but likewise property values. For the past eight years Max Ound. llach, Jr., has conducted business, | . . poul-1 :ar- of dairy supplies. At the present time the Western Company is erecting a two story brick structure adjoining the present building at 1918 and 1920 F street to be occupied by the Pioneer Mercantile Company, the present store few months the firm has installed the r ",fppT,r,"fi^ ss,r«-; &'»""» ™r sr^Lr^s a.'s^'o^js^&^'^j-^'r^a.arss an extensive plumbing business, a 'specialty is made of manufacturing Rulavnlzed Iron tanks for over one i f street to be oceunled bv thn PJonoPr hundred of the leading oil companies | ^street to oe occupied by tne Floneer |n t , )e vai . jous ol) prO( i uc ing sections tributary to Bakersflcld. In this de! display goods to an advantage and partment alone twenty men are em- ! transact tho business In an expeditl-' " °- ved » ndflta ^ 8 are made of various lous manner ] sizes, chiefly those of 1500 barrel ca- i Mr. Schamblin has resided In Bak-' ' )aclt y' Tne methods employed In the Advertising In the Callfornlan brings big returns on the investment. i ersfleH for twenty years and has i made a success of his buslnes by ca- I terlng to the trade. He says; "My I tiusih"'^ li.; 'V yeor was excellent, i and I predict for the coming year lone of marked prosperity. I "can ipuny a.} tt» hpRvler 1 best answer your questions along | that line by calling attention to the I improvements and extension of the buildings which are to be occupied by me, and which represent an expenditure of several thousands of dollars." Mr. Schamblin Is progressive as. He is ably seconded In the conduct of his extensive buglneg by O; A( Morris, as manager and bookkeeper. *»» PILE AND SON. An Interview with the above old established concern developed the same general statement regarding the volume of trade enjoyed for the past year, and aso that their trade is constantly on the increase, requiring the enlargement of their present place' of business at 2021-2023 Chester aventie. The house has been established in Baicersfleld for tho past ten years ar^d (loos an extensive business in, and carry a large and varied stock of wall papers, paints, oils, glass, frame mouldings, etc. The firm are prominent contractors in painting and decorative work and point with pride to the work carried out in the Southern Hotel, Ixiuvre, Monte Carlo, the school buildings of construction of these enormous tanks preclude the possibility of leakage a feature fully appreciated by the . companies using the O'.mdlach tanks. I Bakersfleld and Kern City and numer- The Standard Oil Company, in fact ous other public buildings and private oil operators, I residences. The firm also decorated ,.,? their.,the Eagles' hall, a likewise the thoa- .r.-.'J !n fact has done most all the which is thorough!] vying on an extens business. Tho flr orate decorative pt of its place of b\i' In harmony with, line of trade. -In firm will install* glass show window plate glass show latest designs ajid the display of artists' materials ity of goods. The individual are R. Pllo i the latter gentleman member of the fl: They report that great, their sign 100 per cent and as much. ii» v«y- '; !«ai?Jter _;tni»r < J !-$«£\,f J f k of'tt* firm" ~*?.A, PUe, bejfSnto* «i , T3 "-nU?... [full have the larger porcen;u oil tanks manufactured by the above house. In connection with this report the statement might be added that Mr. Gundlach is a successful business man of Bakersfleld, chief of the local ^__^ _ flre department, an N. S. G. W., and and takes a live interest in ail local | represented the local Elks at the na- I tlonal convention held at Dallas, Tex- matters. more important i:, The firm has already* present quarters and will carry out of the largest stocks of goods to be. found in the San Joaquln Valley. The firm today enjoys the dlstlnctlon\pt being the only concern In the ya'" " HO I EL 8TRICTUV $1 PER 04 SAN Headquarter*! people. DO YOUR Christinas shoppim; emly nn I. for >our complete satisfaction to pet tl>o best value for the money you v.ish «> s^end, DO IT AT THB HI'iJ. At tho Store with a Reputation, certain economy iind complete gratification to yourself an.I the prospective recipient of your gin. If in doubt what to f;h'e, buy a Merchandise Order. We issue them for any amount. • Corner 19th and I Stt. WHAT TO GIVE-FOR CHRISTMAS Is the tlcn that is cowj.'leN'ly answered l>y UH on this page. Thou> winhiiif; to ullow ;i certain sum of money for the purchase, of "t'hrlstnins Gifts", will fin 1 this ii'lvertlsemer.! l'e!:!''Ml. It reproHents careful selections from 'ill over the Hlore, whore are exhibited practical, useful KlfiB nt our umial popular prices. Happy Suggestions for Christmas Time! FANCY SUSPENDERS — The very latest In webs and trimmings, plated l.uckles aad ster ling silver Muk'fM, taii'e.'ully and put together for our special holiday trade, $1.0fl, to $2.50. COMBINATION SETS — A most acceptable gift! A pair Silk Suspenders. A pair Armbands A pair Garters —the get $1.50 FANCY NECKWEAR—An Im mense variety of the newest lustrous silks and satins; there are new stripea, figured silks and plain effects In French Beam four-in-hands and folded four- in-hands, Batwing Ties and Scarfs and each price represents the very beat value anywhere. 25c and BOc. BOYS' TIES—Handsome plaid and plain color Windsors, HOWB and string ties, 2Sc. WHY NOF PRESENT HIM WITH A SUIT or OVERCOAT Useful presents tiro most appreciated. Maybe your brother, father, husband or son is just fnirly aehincr to tret one of our hiindsonic, stylish Winter Suits or Over- | coats. Wouldn't it be a pleasant surprise it' you se- , leeted one for him all by yourself'/ It' the si/.e isn't ; riylit or tlie patient isn't exactly to his liking, enjne j back with him Jind we'll make it i-iirht day al'ler Christ- j mas. It will he <in unusual, nut of the ordinary Christ- i m:i* present. j Suits, Oven-Mills and Cravenettc.s $10 to $30. *j SILK REEFERS — Elegant rich, pure silk Reefers, hemstitched and corded edge, cut extra long, In black, white, and fancy shades, a most useful gift, $1.00 to $3.50. COMBINATION SETS — A decided novelty this season— when In doubt what to give select one of these s«ts. consisting of Silk Muffler, Four-in-hand Tie and Bat Tie to match. $3.00. BOYS' AND CHILDREN'S SUITS AND OVERCOATS— We arc Knowing splendid Hunt) or Hoys' and Children's Suits mid Overcoats. Children's Russian mouse j Suits In fancy Cusslnieres and j plain Serpen. from $3 up to $8.50 j Clilldren'H Hallor Hlouse Hull* I In i>lald« and plain color Series ! lioiu $3 up to $6.50. Hoys' Reefers and Ou.Tcoals, f.ray fi.ishneres aiul cheviots; i sixes :; to s .scars, from $3.50 up. Ho\s' Halts and Caps to match j Suits. I HANDKERCHIEFS —/Tour special attention Is called to this elegant selection. We have everything you can think of in the way of handkerchiefs, in fancy borders, plain linen, satin border, silk initial, linen initial, pure silk hemstitched and fancy and silk and linen. The Hub's prices, 2Sc to $1.50. With a wide selection at each price. SUIT CASES—An extra fine assortment of Holid leather suit cawes in satin, linen and leather lined. ^^akl:•H an appropriate Klft. $5 to $15. Men's Cloven, silk lined and wool lined. Men',- fin.- Shins. Men's fancy Hose. Men's Jewelry Kane." VI<HIH. House Coats Hath Holn.-g.

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