The Bakersfield Californian from Bakersfield, California on January 1, 1909 · Page 1
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The Bakersfield Californian from Bakersfield, California · Page 1

Bakersfield, California
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Friday, January 1, 1909
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Convention annual convention of the American Live Stock Association will meet'ln Los Angeles on January for * thr«e days' , session. Presl - -•• • •- - •- AKER8FIELD, CALIFORNIA, JTGN, Jan. 1.—New Mex ritona are preparing for an t dash for statehood art story from the sounds were heard from south today Is exlco baa been t yina, for 60 vlous recitals t In the union, ing, starvation and Queen of inue their pi- hat was once Sicily and desolated region he labors have b out pilgrimage followed by dls largely 'to • the fee which today la ors arid'represei tatlves that with unseptilc&crod dead, dying In anguish and ruined The Duke of Aosta countrymen at Palml. The Duke of Aoata said today: "The catastrophe Is Indeed I scourge of God. when It is no longer possible to think I about those beneath the ruins, All the bills and > ken up as soon' onably many of still uncou at only sixty sipn Is 1 st ' If the,". practically houses will,I **f hope of saving the unfortunates after four days have elapsed since the der sena- .and the main of last the res' sue- disaster must be abandoned. the Injured survivors." The government has decided to No. 130 . Of piercing cries for help a-otn the Injured hidden and pinned down in thw wreckage. "Tuesday morning we finally ventured forth. We passed over streets that were vast crevasses and climbed of ruins 'and wreckage that were all that remained of the finest palaces of Messina." This refugee lost his two children. He arrived In Rome half clad, while his wife was clothed in Uttle else than an old counterpane. All efforts must be centered on caring for centrate its energies In remo,vlntft injured to points where theyv.wlll receive attention. The unlnjui«d . survivors are also to be a«sltsod /frofli the devastated territory, and It -Is hoped to avert serious epidemics. What little remains of Messina and Regglo is to be covered In quick l(me, Countless dead bodies are In the shattered masonry. Huge' emigrant steamers are carrying away the people from the ruined districts. On ac- 7th President Jastro of the association has been In pnference with the other official* Twinging the program, and the see- vp* am Mob of the Demented. Just as the British steamer ' Erbo was preparing' to leave Messina with refugees, an - outburst of frightful cries was heard from the shore. The refugees on board saw a crowd of ma< lened persons of every age break to the custom naked, all were house. Some wera half demented and sion promises to be one of unusual interest Many high government officials will be in attendance, and the question of the conservation of natural resources will receive attention. National Forester Plnchot was to hav«J>een present, but at a late day he advised Mr. Jastro that It would be impossible to attend. Other officials of the forest* ry service will be on hand to represent him. President Jastro will attend ston of the supervisors for three days next week and will leave for Los Angeles In time for the opening day on Thursday. The southern city la expecting a large number of visitors during the convention and the gathering will Include many 6f the" prominent men of the state. they were Injured and bleeding. They sacked everything that came to their hands, seeking food, drink and cloth- Ing. Revolver shots rang out over the horrible din and confusion. Finally, tongues of flame shot up In the darkness. Messina was burning and masses of flames in the darkness showed where the flre was completing the destructive beginning of the earthquake. A few skeleton houses count of tbe Impossibility of caring (here and there were all that remain \. prised, of his leape to the Mlnnehaha property in the Kern River field, to M. Drysdale, leaves soon' *cv Imperial devote his attention ta location •k on his prospective oil properties iat N section. The well, which is do%n more than 100 feet, will be con- tfcUied. Oil was encountered at 800 •feet and Mr. Holloway seems satis- Hed that results wll tbe obtained by going still deeper. Mr. Holloway has large holdings, about 4500 acres In all, the locations on w'nclj ^ci-> filed just ene year ago t -> • l . He is not w- „ •••» to disclose ta* 1 price recelv .!>• • Drysdale for the Mlnnehahe. property, but it Is generally said among oil men to be $25(000. Holloway's lease contained a purchas- "fug clause by means- o.' which the sale of the property was made. J. M. King, the well known oil man Who has successfully condu '.e<' several Important deals hero lately, negotiated the sale. COVERNOR GILLETT ISSUES AN APPEAL FOR HELP. SACRAMENTO, Per. St.—Governor Glllett today Issued the following j proclamation: i "To the citizens of California: ! "The world today stands appalled 1 at tlie great loss of life and the suf- fstring caused by the recent earthquake in Southern Italy. By reason thereof great distress prevails there , amoW the people and many thousands are homeless and without food orAroper clothing and are greatly in aeid of immediate assistance: 3*lhielr suffering may be best relieved by sending money to them, i and I call upon all of our cttlxens, who have always been generous and quick to respond to appeals for help, to contribute to the fund which Is now being raised by the people of this nation. , "I suggest committees be appointed in each locality fpr the purpose of collecting and receiving this money, and when collected,, o forward It to Allen Knight, 502 California st»et, San Francisco, be 1 elnp the treasurer of the American I ed Cross Society and who has been designated as the proper person to rec< Ive the same by George W. Davis, c airman of the central committee of the American Red Cross Society, 'Washington, D. C. (Signed) J. !«- GILLETT, •• • "Governor of California." for thousands ot survivors ashore where the Injured are taking all effort, they may be kept aboard the ships where thirty days' rations are provided, until later. Conditions are desperate In the districts outside of Messina an,1 Regglo. j There is no shelter and persistent rains make it Impossible to build fires or cook food. The people are In tattered rags. Qu?en Hemela and Duchess Aoata are as guardian angels ministering to the Injured and binding wounds with their own handkerchiefs, ««rliig for children and giving pecuniary assistance. The queen has given all her ed of the once beautiful town. SPORTY MEXICAN IN TROUBLE 4-young Mexican with sporting proclivities and a penchant for flashy clothe*, who has 'been hanging around the tenderloin for some weeks put, was arrested this morning by Officers Doll and Bowen after haviug robbed a fellow countryman of 18 In Fermln Silva's saloon. * The man had just taken the money front his pocket when Gray, standing near, hit his hand. The two slmoleons dropped .to the floor. Gray grabbed one. The porter of the saloon picked up the other and Gray 'then , .grabbed bis He then ran from the place, but was captured soon after by the police officers. MATElU NOT ARRIVE worldly poiwssions, even from her the rings ROME, Jan. 1.—The official estimate of the dead at Reggio Is 20,000. REGGIO. Jan. 1.—The King return- fllEEMB The University of California Club of this city will tender a reception FIRST TRAIN OVER SUNSET WESTERN Today the Sunset Western Railroad, the branch of the Sunset railroad extending Into the Midway field, was turned'* over to the operating department and the first regular train run over the rails. It was a mixed freight and passenger and left Kern ,at 8 o'clock. In charge of Conductor Charlie Johnson. No regular schedule has yet been prepared for the new train. Dispatcher Sheridan says that It will be several days yet before the time table Is finally drawn up. According to stories current In railroad circles, sidings 2 and 3, the sta- Uons on the new line, have been giv- • ...... . to the members of the University i en nttmes and the reports • say that ' ..... " Harry Jastro of the Power, Transit and Light Company leaves tonight for San Francisco to attend to business matters pertaining to the improvements now under way in the plant of the company in this city. It is announced that due to unlooked- for delays in the arrival of fittings and castings from the east, the new gas plant will not be in operation today as was expected. Mr. Jastro thinks that the delay will not be for more than a week. No time will be lost In connecting the additional ap- fO ENLARGE CANYON PLANT The year 1909 is likely to see • substantial increase In the capacity of the electric plant of the Power, Transit and Light Company at tne> canyon. It will be news to most people that the consumption Is at pfM» . ent taxing the existing plant almost to Its full capacity, and that the de> • roand for power is Increasing stead* • ily. The directors now have under consideration plans for enlarging th« power house and doubling the capoo- illy. This will mean the expenditure I of a large sum of money, for new buildings and new machinery, and tt Is thought the work will he undertaken during the present year. The addition will not necessitate- any change In the water carrying end of the plant. The tunnel now In existence has capacity for water sufllc- ient to drive twice as much machln* ery as is now In place. It Is said that the present building will have an ad* dltlon that will double Its .size', and. so make room for the new machinery. The first event ot the new year Is Eagles circles, will be the installation of the newly elected officers, paratus and an expert mechanic will which takes Wednesday night, arrive from San Francisco Monday The meeting Is of much importance Glee Club, which will give a con cert at the Bakersfleld Opera House January 5th. The reception will follow the entertainment and wll) be held at the home of Miss Irma Well!, 1627 Seventeenth street. Alll University of California people are invited ed to Reggio today comforting the j to be present. The California Club is sufferers and cheering the rescuers. < making preparations to attend' the Men were found buried to the waist | concert In a body. A section has in the debris. The King encouraged: b ee n reserved for the club. the unfortunates while the soldiers were digging them out. Whole Country Gives Aid. NEW YORK, Jan. 1.—There spontaneous action throughout the .jt;;i:i\v ;o ?Ivc succor to K ily, und It '.i rasitming an Imposing national .:>oY«>!sien;. U'j.wl.s f;"v.M every section show that'cities, individuals, so- r-iotU'S. "Ti'.l ••"'IM'"!- ' •>'"' i •""• r<ls- Ing funds. The Red Cross organizations, private corporation and all branches ot public an.l private life are joining In « humane and practical expression. Already u half million in cash Is on ban 1 and moat of It has already been cabled. Islands Safe. ROME, Jan. 1.—The Llpair Islands are not destroyed and there Is no loss of life there. The Destroyed Cities. These cities are no more: Messina, Regglo, Santa Efla. Bagnara, Pamll and vll j The Berkeley boys have a splendid • musical organization this year. They , ! are In the southern part of the state at present and will appear In the principal towns on their way back to Berkeley. stdinK No. 2 Is to be known' ar Mora and the end of the line has been termed Fellows. During the past few weeks several inspections of the Sunset Western .were made by railroad otijcials. the last being Wednesday, when It Is believed the final acceptance was made and orders given for the operating de' partment to assume charge today. SHE GOT $33,750 IN.AN EXPRESS PACKAGE. SAN DIEGO, Dec. ai.—Mm. Bert for the purpose of Inspecting the plant before it Is put In commission. SAN DIEGO JUDGE WON OUT BY JUST TWO VOTES. SAN DIEGO, Dec. 31.—Judge Bledsoe of San Bernardino, who has been presiding In the contested election case of W. R. Andrews vs. W. R. Guy, for the second place on tbe superior bench, rendered his decision this morning, taking over an hour to deliver It. He decided all questions by number on the protested ballots and at the close announced that-by his decisions he had found that Mr. Guy had received 3940 legal votes and that Mr. Andrews had received ;!938, leaving Guy a majority of two. The official count gave him 47. *«'» MORLEY'S DRAWS A RECORD ATTENDANCE LAST NIGHT. The Union Theater, which was rented for the special occasion by Manager Para of the Morley Theater, was packed last night, almost a thousand people being present to see the excellent performance and to witness the distribution of prizes offered by the Gundlach Shoe Com pany. Kowen Irwln was awarded THE FLEET IS EXPECTED AT 8UEZ ON SUNDAY. ™w j™ to Eagles anU .the officers request that every member that can possibly, so arrange, be .present. Plans are be- afiftne time. Following ' 'at which Fred Gunt the officers of the will be a banquet, charge is providing r of plates and the special attention M the new year to- lousiy. ing made the Ins ther wil grand The co for a la menu i the _ start mo|| AN EVA1 SPOKA! gelist volver In hie'- ery man lit a converted warning thai, 1 Brickyard Hi tun, just nut lloved to 1ST WHO CAR- FOR BAD MEN. Dec. 31.— Eva»Is carrying a re- ' pocket and so is or- .rty. A letter from vlct has brought '0 yeggmen named , and Kid Marring- , , Joliet prison, are be- " . the way to Spokane, SUEZ, Jan. 1.—The American fleet Gilbert, wife of a bartender at the at 6 o'clock last night was 619 miles \ having been Womlsed 12500 if they Waldorf saloon, received an express from Suez. It Is due on Sunday. In! will kill R&lly\Sunday. The evange- package at her home this morning passing Bahel-Mandeb Strait into the, lint and all tie men in bis party Red Sea on December 29, Jesse promptly bought guns. They charge Schotland, an able seaman on the! that Illinois saloonkeepers are trying Illinois, fell overboard and was to put the revivalists out of the way drowned. The weather Is perfect. A THOUSAND PEOPLE GREET which she concluded was a belated Christmas present. She was therefore surprised to find, on opening It. that it contained currency of the realm to the amount of $33,750, in bank notes and greenbacks of large denominations. The accompanying letter explained that It was her share of the estate loft by her uncle, Henry •C. Mulligan of Qulncy, IIS. CHINESE FUNERAL WAS HELD THIS AFTERNOON ....... , Wo Gam, the Chinese laborer who the second prize qf $50, but the first (l | e d at the hospital Wednesday night, prize winner Is not yet known. ' W as buried this afternoon. A number agter The The performance was excellent and i of his countrymen attended the fun- wag -1067 certain to draw another good i eral. Wo Gain's station In life was PRESIDENT AT WHITE HOUSE to prevent the proposed revival meeting at Springfield daring the coming legislature. WASHINGTON. Jan. 1.—The gathering at the White House on the occasion of the New Year's reception was a most notable one, It being the last opportunity to greet the present executive. There was a shadow of sadness on account of the Italian tils- number in attendance EAST SIDE LAND* DEEDED OVER TO JAMES PORTER, The final confirmation ot the story published exclusively in the Call- fornian with reference to the purchase of land along tbe extreme southern end of the valley for colon- * and Seminca. The towns and v»v house tonight when It will again be not'high and his funeral, therefore, lages destroyed are: Castellate, Po- p^en^ at Morley's. ' was not elaborate. THE TOGGERY i IOWIU » tlstena, Cinque, Prondl, Mamertlna, Slmpoll, San Procoplo, Plzzlconl, Set- fano, Rosata, Scllle. American Consul Lost. I NAPLES, Jan. 1.—It was learned conclusively today that Joseph H. i Pierce, the former American vice ( consul at Messina, and all the members of his family lost their lives. i A Doctor's Account. ' ROME. Jan. 1.—A young doctor, Rossi, at Messina, gives a vivid account of hla experience. The doctor was preparing to" leave Messina by an early train the day of the disaster. "Suddenly the profound silence was broken by an extraordinary noise like the bursting of a thousand bombs," he says. "This was followed by a rushing and torrential rain. Then I heard a sinister whistling sound that I can liken to a thousand red hot iron rods hissing In water. Suddenly there came a violent rhythmic movements ot the earth and the crashing down of nearby walls made me realize the awful fact ot the earthquake. Falling glass, bursting roofs and a thick cloud of dust added to the horror of the situation, while the extraordinary double movement, rising and falling at the same time, crumbled walls and Imperiled my life. I rushed Into the room where mother and sister were and succeeded In rescuing them. I was also successful in getting out of the house a number of other persons who had given themselves up for lost. Then some soldiers came and helped me, and together we dragged forth several women and children from the tottering walls of a palace." Another survivor of Messina says: "The first thing I knew I was thrown out of bed. Here I 'found a distracted woman searching for her ulster and son, whom she found dead. \Ve remained In the ruins for twenty- four hours, entirely alone without food or drink. Our ears were assail- j ed with the crlea and moans of the i wounded. We were as in a tomb with dead bodies beside us. Every time! Our Sporting Goods Have Arrived Maine's Cyclery We mm- t i.- largest und MOST COMPLETE stock of BICYCLES mid bicycle Kiindrics; so will we have tin- largest and most complete stock of sp<sr;ing goods. Come and sec us Get our pt-1,- t ad you will l>0 satisfied that wo onu plena > you. CALIFORNIA RED CROSS PEOPLE ASK FOR FUNDS. SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 31.—The California branch of the National Red Cross Society Issued the following statement today for the direction of those doslrlng to make contributions fo the relief of the sufferere by the Italian earthquake and flre: "In order to systematize the collection of funds for the relief of sufferers by earthquake and flre in Italy the American National Red Cross, with headquarters at Washington, Is utilizing Its state branches. "The California branch, with headquarters in San Francisco, requests that all funds which are collected by relief associations be remitted to Allen Knight, treasurer of the branch, 502 California street, San Francisco, and that in cities where there Is no regular subdivision of the Red JL-oss or other organized relief comJ^ttee that the banks organize a committee to collect funds for the relief of the sums as may be collected to thesh sufferes, emitting such sums as may be collected to the treasurer, "The California branch will remit i the moneys received to the National' Red Cross, Washington, which will forward It to the proper authorities through the State Department at Washington. "Signed. California Branch National Red Cross, Benjamin Ide Wheeler, president." purposes is had in the filing* for record of deeds transferring to James Porter some 12,000 acres by ' Edward Marriott and wife. Although plans have not been made public the- presumption is that the work of sell* Ini? these holdings in small aracs will lie begun at onco. Tho story of the purchase of these landH by Coffin and Marriott wa» published In the Californlan more than a year ago. SOME ONE STOLE BILLY KERR'S RIG. Billy Kerr, the well known manager of the Antrim Stock Farm, last i r.lght reported the loss of his horse j and buggy, which he had tied to the hitching rack on Twentieth street near Chester about 5 o'clock yesterday afternoon, Whon. he returned at 7 o'clock the rig 1 had disappeared. The horse is described as a bay, rather old and branded ""t" on the nock. The wagon wag of toe rontf type. WHEEE WILL YOU BUY DRUGS IN 1909? We wish to supply your drugs In 1909. . We know we can be ot genuine service to you, and you can, of course, be of service to us, to youraelf,, and to the public at large by sbowtflff your approval of our. policy, We insist on supplying drugs, medicines and sundries of the most worthy character and at the most reasonable prices. lii J909, as 'In the past, we sluilf giro special attention to the" compounding of prescriptions.' 7 *^..^ When yott» think of drugs, think ot us. Tho thought will par. J. A. Hughes The Leading Prescription Druggist A

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