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PART TWO PISS* 9.TO 12 Vol. XX. BAKER8FIELD, CALIFORNIA, WI^X^.SBAY. DECEMBER 23. 1908 No. 123 AGENCY ADOPTS 1T.HRIICLES AB a result of a meeting yesterday afternoon the articles of Incorporation ' prepared for the Southern California Oil Producers' Agency were adopted "signed by a number of those present and will be ' circulated for more names, gays the Los Angeles Times. When tn-enty-flve—the number of directors specified for the start—are ob-, talned, another meeting will be held, i ;he papers filed, a charter obtained ! and further course determined upon, the signing of the articles binding the signers to take only one share of: stock each In the corporation. When ' finally organized, every Individual will be a director and every corporation will have a representative on the board. Those who have signed are city operators except A. F. Gllmore of the Salt Lake field. They represent only a small production, but It starts the movement. Mr .Woolner, at the meeting yesterday, urged strongly that tor even a very few men to pool their out. put and sell It In bulk would help matters. Five thousand barrels a month only would be' better, if handled together, than the same oil sold In tiny driblets of a few hundred barrels each, and when these few were even moderately successful in selling their output at a good figure, others would come in one by one. In the discussion 'his fact was set forth plainly, that at tJakersfleld and Uncle Tom's Cabin is Christmas Night Offering Coallnga alike, It was the small menj who formed the agency, did the work and accomplished everything, the big companies holding back until the very last, some not having conn- In even yet. Had the movement waited on them it Is plain that It wculd never have been successful. Stetson's great spectacular production of "Uncle Tom's Cabin" is booked at the Bakerslield Opera House for Christmas matinee and night. The way this old drama has been mercilessly butchered by the "fly-by-nlght" companies in the past makes one marvel that It has not long ere this lost its power of attracting people to a playhouse, and Indeed it has, except when Stetson's company comes to town. The public has grown to know Stetson's and to know that It alone lifted "Uncle Tom's Cabin" from me- diocrity to mastery. In short, It is the only company presenting this Amerl- i rnn classic with capital enough, with 1 sufficient scenery, people and railroad • nuipment. Stetson Is the only one Klvlng it the needful environment to injure a perfect representation; and, no more enjoyable entertainment will i !)!• seen on the local boards than t Stetson's "Unc-le Tom's Cabin." Over, iwenty-flve people are used in the pro-] ('motion ana with its artistic mingling | of mirth, melody and pathos, all j (hisses of amusement seekers will be Specialties galore, won derful mechanical effects, new costumes and a splendid orchestra will be In evidence. "Sis Hopkins." Mr. .1. R. Stirling, manager of Miss Rose Melville, who created the char- actor of "Sis Hopkins" and who will soon be seen for the tenth season in the play of Indiana country life, has published n note of wnrnlrg to managers throughout the country that ho alone controls the rights to the tltlo of "Sis Hopkins" and that ho is the MAS, mm OF The accouipanylng picture is of Mr. Charles Pnrley, the leading man ot iho Helm Farce Comedy Company, now appearing at the Union Theater for a short season of stock. Mr. Per- manager of Miss Melville's tours. This j ley Is particularly adapted for the Una announcement has been mode neees-1 of parts in which ho will appear while .Huinile—My ma's gone downtc'v/n to pav Home bills:. Tommle—Pooh! The man con-.c-s ID' the house to collect ours!—LITo. ! CAPT. Ulflf 10 HAVE IT I) ^DREAMLAND RINK Skating Afternoon and Evening ROLLER POLO Thursday Night, Dec. 24 School Vs. Dreamland FRIDAY NIGHT AMATEUR RACES K. SMITH. Manasrer. Accordln gto a report from Coalln-, ga, the field management of the Brit-; ish Consolidated Oil Company, Ltd., Just formed to take over the Wiener holdings in that field, will be in the hands of Capt. John P. Lucy, at present In the oil well supply business In Los Angeles, Coalinga and In the West Side fields ot Kern. Capt. Lucy Is out of the city, BO the atory cannot lie confirmed at present. Frank H. | Short, the Fresno attorney, will man- j age the concern's legal affairs and F. G. Phillips of the Prlce-Waterhouse Company, one ot the largest auditing firms with offices In New York, Lon- ilon and San Francisco, will look after the financial interests In the United States, the three constituting a committee for general supervision of the corporation's American affairs. sary by the number ot road, companies which have attempted to prlate tin. 1 title and play and have sent out misleading announcements to the effect that "Sis Hopkins" would bo seen In a new play. Miss Melville Is going to play the original "Sis Hopkins" the coming saeson. The only change will be that she will have an entirely new production and "a much better oompnny than she ever had supporting her. "Sis" will ho seen In all her glory at the Dakcrsfield Opera House next Saturday evening, in UaUerstleld, and has been playing them at tho Unique Theater, also the Auditorium Theater, In Los Angele» for the past year. While not a singer or iluncer like most of the other members of the company, Mr. Perley more limn nlYsets'hls luck of ability In that line by his clever Impersonation of the different parts assigned him. He will appear In the role of Mortimer Mumbleford, In "All Mixed Up," the last halt of the current week, a part which Nat Gooflwta made famous. ELKS HALL AS5N, ELECTS OFFICERS The Elks Hall Association, which will build the Elks proposed home In this city, held a regular meeting and elected a new board of officers and dl- rectors, who are W. V. Matlack, president; George W. Price, secretary; A. Weill, treasurer; Leo G. Pauly, Jos. Rediick, J. M. Jameson, Charles A. L*e and Fred Ounther. The affairs of the association were discussed. The specifications for the new building are now being drawn by McDougall Brothers, the well known northern architects, and as soon as practicable bids will be advertised for. The Elks lodge held a regular weekly meeting last night and elected four members. MORLEY'S THEATRE Masonic Temple, 2007 Ch sfer Avenue Aon ission lOc No Higher Continuous Performance 7:30 to 10:30 P. M. BOX OFFICE OPEN 7:15 to 9:15 STRICTLY HIGH CLASS MOVING PICTURES AND ILLUSTRATED SONGS; FUN AND AMUSEMENT pop EVERYSODY, "Bicycle Polo" "Blood Will Tell" . "A Countryman's Odyssea In Town""Weather Chang*. ai the Smith's' "China Town" NGS—"I Want You ' "Old Horns" "A Hftnpsckcd Husband" Drawing to Take Place Tonight 1 ' "Fire at Sea" (featuic) Entire change of Program Monday and Thursday nights. Matinee Saturday and Sunday. Coupons given every night. Nov. 23d,24-plece quadruple plate Rogers Bros.' set to holder of lucky coupon. HUGHES Good Gifts at a Saving HUGHES Suitable Gifts for the Men We often hear Indies say that it is difficult to select gifts fur a ' yn Y.'. find a mini, no ninth-,- what liis man. Tl'ey will b-> no diftv •'•' ^!er,t«- "? •,'-.:':',!:!(! presents herr tasle ';:.:.;,- l>,.'. FOUNTAIN PENS— An ideal -'ft |V- ., '.M ;V , n .n : ,. SHAVING MIRRORS— Stand and triplicate. KODAKS — Every man wants one. BRUSHES — Military, hair brushes, clothes and hat. SMOKING SETS— A practical gift, SAFETY RAZORS— Nothing will suit him hotter. BRUSHES The improvement in the manufacture of brushes and the beautiful material used for mounting these makes a brush a good gift for any one — especially between members of the same family. Wo have them in Ebony, Roosewood, Cherry, Maple, and a variety of natural wood backs. Some especially fine ones in Military Brushes, Hair and Cloth Brushes, etc., singly or in sets. Good ones from 50 cents np to $8. LEATHER GOODS All the season's choicest creations in pocket books, auto bags, vanity purses, etc. Many beautiful gifts for gentlemen in wallets, bill books, cigar cases, etc. Also large line burnt leather and wood novelties and cushion pillows. See them. FOUNTAIN PENS Fountain pens are practical gifts. They last for years and save time, and give satisfaction. Thousands of people should own them who do not. Some of these people are your friends. Better see that they get this practical gift. "We are agents for the Waterman Ideal Fountain pen. $2.50 to $13.50. DON'T, OVERLOOK THE KODAK A Kodak represents endless pleasure. There's not one gift that can be given which will give many people so much enjoyment. For the enjoyment does not stop with the recipient. We have an exceptionally large stock of Eastman's Kodaks for the holiday trade, and they are the kind that produce results in photo making. $1 to $35. v CIGARS ~ If he smokes probably nothing will please him, better than a box of cigars. The chances are that he buys his cigars here, so we know what he likes. We have them in boxes of 25, 50 and 100 cigars— $1.00 « hex, and up. Don't Delay Holiday Shopping There are only two more shopping days left and time will pass with amazing swiftness. You Cannot imagin ^ how easy it is to select gifts when you've a stock like ours to choose from* It includes just the goods ) ou want at just the price you want to pay SHAVING SETS, $1 to $6.50. If he don't shave himself make it nn object for him to do .so by giving him a good outfit. We have the kind of equipment that makes shaving both easy and pleasant. The best razors, strops, mugs, lather brushes, etc. Also agency for the celebrated Gillette Safety Razors. FANCY GOODS ~ Always a favorite line because it affords such a wide choice of beautiful and useful goods. A larger line than ever here this year, and the prices are the lowest for which such desirable goods can be sold. Boxes for Handkerckiefs, Gloves, Fans, etc., etc., in Burnt Wood and Celluliod; Leather Cushion Pillows, Atomizers, Ash Trays, Triplicate Mirrors, Sterling Novelties and hundreds of other items. CUT GLASS There are not many gifts so altogether satisfactory to a woman as a piece of cut glass. Its dazzling beauty, usefulness and durability make it u perfect gift. The pieces we are now showing are selected from the best products of the best makers. We sell cut glass at a much ii>\v, r price than is usual and this enables you to give a liner piece than you otherfis-p could. Single' pieces and sets from $:5.00 up to $15.00. MANICURE. GOODS You should consider this if you have a young lady to please. Ours are made for service and will give satisfaction. They come in Ebony, Cocobolo and Bone. 75c to $8. THE BIG BUSY DRUG STORE J. A. HUGHES, The Leading Prescription Druggist Phones Main 64 and 74. Free Delivery, Bakersfleld and Kern Suitable Gifts for Ladies We here give just a hint or two. It is impossible to mention or show all our goods at once. When you are in, just state that you desire something for a lady, if such is the case, and scores of suitable articles will be forthcoming. TOILET CASES—Ours will certainly please. MANICURE SETS—The quality that gives satisfaction. PERFUMES—One thing that's always acceptable. TRIPLICATE MIRRORS—Will be prized for a life time. LEATHER GOODS—A swell line of these. FANCY BOXES—For handkerchief's, gloves, ribbons, etc. TOILET OASES A large variety and in every desirable combination. Also a nice lino of traveling cases, that a man will appreciate whether he travels or not. These lines are where we can't be bent as to prices and quality. $1.00 to $10 00. EXQUISITE PERFUMES If you trade with us you are sure to be right in your perfume selections, for we carry the choice odors the world offers, and just now our stock is complete with the most exquisite and satisfying perfumes In beautiful holiday packages. AH prices. 25c to $10,00. TOILET ARTICLES No line affords wider choice of useful things than this. Handsome military hair and clothes brushes in Ebony, Staghorn and a variety of natural wood backs. Pine comb and brush sets, in a number of combinations. Beautiful mirrors to match the brushes. Toilet and traveling sets in ample variety. Our stock of toilet articles of all kinds cannot be matched in town, either as to quality or high grade, while our low prices put these finer goods within tht' reach of all. I STATIONERY. ( Vou'11 make no mist tike il' ynn -,(•)<•<•) fine stationery us a gift i for a lady. If you get. it here y<e; ;nv .sure to please her as our 1 papers are in the latest tints ;m<l •.•hajie^. \\',- have an elegant : showing of beautiful box good---. i>'it up especially fur the holiday ; trade. 25c. to $!.'_'5 box.