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ft j-f r xx. SAKEBSFIELp, «ATURI>AlMANUARY 2, 1909. CRIMINAL;) GO T8F0151 "Robt. Wilson, the man who begged for 26 cents for a meal and then robbed his benefactor of $30, today plead guilty to a charge of grand larceny, and was sentenced to stay In Folsom for four years. M. ,Pre?«st, the youth who robbed White'* atdrf, also plead guilty and was sentenced to six years' in Folsom. He beggtd to be sent to San Quentin Instead, but the court would not accede to his request. Pleads Not Guilty. B. H. Jameson, accused of mayhem, plead not guilty and his trial WHS set for January 12. ! Judge Mabon today ordered /a special venire of thirty jurors for January 12. W. 8. Tevls Resist* Motion. In the civil action brought by Wm. S. Tevls against Fremont Older and R. A. Crothers for damages for libel, motion of the plaintiff for a change of venue is resisted by Mr. Tevls, who ' in an affidavit filed today denied that A. Weaber was made defendant In the ease to prevent the removal of the case; to some other county. The af- fiant stated that Weaber was made a defendant because he was tlie agent of the Bulletin, and engaged in distributing that paper in this county. The matter comes up for hearing on January 4. PROPERTflNERS TO FORM CLUB The property owners along Orange Btrete, in the southern part of town, will meet some night next week for the purpose of forming the Orange Street Improvement Club. The first work to which the proposed club will devote itself will be the grading and curbing of Orange street. The work is to be done by the club and will be paid lor by the members in their just proportion. The cl%b desires to do the Improvement work Independently of the city. When this work is finished other Matters, such as planting o trees and the care of the street may be considered. Head of Chinese Army Dropped • * ' ™ ~ ... ..»&.•<*• m . PBI " N ' Jan. 2.~An edict today dismissed from office Yuan Shi Kal, the g l? . Councillor and commander In chief of the forces of the emperor. The reason given la rheumatism in the legs. Na Tung succeeds him. The members of the diplomatic corps were thunderstruck. The removal is bellev- f J ,°.J >e *"! outcome of a plot, the Indications being that the Japanese representatives alone had an Inkling of what was to happen. Downfall Regretted. WASHINGTON, Jan. SS.-The down» of Yuan Shi Kai is regretted In official circles. He rendered great service to every Christian nation la the Boxer uprising, enabling the governments to make the allied inarch to Pekln to liberate residents antfthe legations. He organized the modern Chinese army, dropping out spearsmen, bowmen, bearers of stinkpots, makers of loud noises, etc., and substituted well drilled, khaki clad soldiers, educated by European officers. KNflBlJTl 2ISIN8IL Well No. 2 of the Knob Hill In the Midway is in the oil sand. The drill went into the paying streak yesterday at about 960 feet. The extent of the strike Is not known as the sand was the first oil streak to be encountered and drilling will be continued deeper. OAKLAHOMA PRISONERS ON VERGE OF REBELLION. LEAVENWOHTH, Jan. 2.—There Is open rebellion of Oklahoma prisoners as result of public charges that they are mistreated. Last night the prisoners' cheers wore shouted as they were brought from the mines and continued most of the night. They quieted down, but trouble Is feared. Three times the usual number Is reported as sick and many Insolently demand perfume and toothpowder. • •« i • i flOT TWENTY-FIVE YEARS. * SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 21.—Whan Gang, the Korean slayer of' Durham White Stevens, was sentenced to 25 years in San Quentin. 32 STRIKERS ARE GIVEN THE HEATH PENALTY. YEKATERINOSLAV, Russia, Jan. 1.—The military court today pronounced forty-one death sentences, nine for recent crlnjes. ./Thirty-two ot the condenm.de q^n war*-strikers in the railroad troubles of'October, 1905. In addition to the death sentences, twelve strikers were condemned to penal servitude for life, forty-eight to newer terms of exll*. and thirty-nine ' were ac.qultted. | These sentences grew out of the i events of 1905 when strikers attempted to tie up the whole railway system, telegraph lines, and gas and electric light plants. The demonstrations at Yekaterinoslav were particularly desperate, many persons being killed. No. 131 Men's Stylish Shirts. Men who want tho prettiest, smartest shirts In town always buy them here. Depend on us for your shirts— and you'll always have the season's swellett styles. All prices. THE TOGGERY IOWIU. « IIOOU JIM JEFFRIES TURNS DOWN $50,000 OFFER. MELBOURNE, Jan 2.—James ,J. Jeffries has refused an offer made by John Wren of a purse of $50,000 for u fight with Jack Johnson for the World's heavyweight pugilistic championship, win, lose or draw. In his reply to the tender, Jeffries says he will flght no more. SHE LOST A $14,000 NECKLACE IN A CAB. NEW YORK, Jan. 1.—Detectives are today looking for the drivers of several cabs In which Mrs. George D. S. Hamlen of Central Park West made trips in the shopping district yesterday when she lost a pearl neck- jlace valued at $14,000. Mrs. Hamleu did not miss the necklace until afte,r returning home. SOUTH'S DRY AREA IS MUCH ENLARGED. PARI8, Jan. 21—A Figaro dispatch from Rome says It Is conservatively estimated that the dead will reach 200,000. Tremblings xif the earth con-, tinue and boiling water surges In the Crevasses. The .sources of stream* are poisoned with putrid matter ant succor Is Insufficient. I n remote reg> Ions the Injured are dying for want ot food and medicine. Dogs and swine, enraged with hunger, spring upon tha wounded and devour them. ROME, Jan. 2.—The American gunboat Scorpion will arrive at Messina on Monday to assist Americans, and also to carry refugees away. If the bodies of Consul Cheney and his wife are found It will bring them to Naples for shipment to America. Returning from a visit to the Gala- brian coast, the King sent the following message to Premier Glolltti: "I visited Canltello, eight miles north of Regglo. It Is literally razed to the ground. The villa of San Oio- vlanni-is destroyed. The rescue work 18; well organized. The fire at Messina Is now of small proportions." .The King nas ordered the royal palaces placed at the disposal of the wounded. MESSINA. Jan. 2.—Soldiers surround and'occupy the town, which Is almost deserted. The sufferings of persons buried in the ruins of fallen buildings and slowly dying of hunger is awful to contemplate. The dead bodies found bear mut.n testimony to the torture. Several died gnawing at their hands and arms, delirious with pain and hunger. Other bodies were found with portions of their clothing in their mouths. Quo woman had her teeth fixed in the leg of a dead baby. The Archbishop of Messina .WHS found still living In the ruins of the palace. A touching feature of the material aid offered by all classes of people in Rome Is the donation of clothing and bedding. 1 Reports from all parts of Italy Indicate the same generous spirit. ,.Ths ; Wng has placed the royal palaces at Napleft and Caseta at the disposal of the injured. Princess Yolande. the 7 year old daughter of the king, having had the reason for her parents' absence ex- j palined to her, carried about a coa- 1 trlbutlon box among her little friends at a party given in her honor at the Qulrinal this afternoon. She herself pu: Into the box her first tiny gold ring, which was given her on Christmas by her grandmother. Dowager Queen Margarita. Her young sister, Princess Mafalda, gave a gold chain, while Prince Umherto, the heir apparent, 4 years old, contributed a headless doll. Vessels loaded with refugees continue to stream Into Naples and Palermo. The big emigrant steamer Nord Amerlka arrived at Masslna today' She can accommodate 1500 persons, and four other vessels which are fol-' lowing her will be able to take off nl- ' together 6000 or more. I It Is the government's intention to remove all the survivors possible to 1 the various Italian ports. i As an instance of his grasp of the 1 situation, the king soon after his ar- riva! at Masslna telegraphed to Pre! mler Glolltti: 1 "Send ships and men; above all, 1 «--->nd ships loaded with quick limn." A heavy rain continues to fall at QUEEN SLIGHTLY INJURED IN DEVASTATED MESSINA. * ROME, Jan. 2.—Queen Hel- * * ena was slightly Injured at * * Messina today. A dispatch * * from Minister of Justice Or- * •f lando, who was with their 4 * majesties at Messina, says a 4> <*• slight shock was experienced + 4> today and the patients In one * * of the improvised hospitals 4* * were in a panic. Her majesty * <• was close by and hurried to 4> * the scene to try to allay the + •fr fears of the people. She was * * ; caught in the rush of patients * •$> making for the open, and BUS- 4* * talned slight contusions of the * •!• chest. The wall of the house * * fell, the plaster striking the 4* * Duke .of Aosta and slightly * * scratching him. * Messina, Increasing the suffering of the injured, and making more difficult the work of rescue, but it Is quenching the fires and having a lightly purifying effect on the air. The distribution of food has been organized. Bakeries have been opened and slaughtering houses established and it Is hoped that by night fall or at the latest tomorrow morning, no one will be without food. The roads between here and Catania are filled with refugees. There are crowds of them at every station of the railroad, and they are hovering in the main doorways. In hamlets and huts. Some of them stagger -along overloaded with their possessions. There are others driving before then: a donkey or a cow weighed down with household goods, while still othr ers are accompanied by a sheep or a few goats or perhaps u faithful dog. But a vast majority of the survivors have saved nothing. All their possessions are on their backs in the Shape of tattered clothing, scantily covering their nakedness. The survivors, one and all, tell awful tales of^jleath and destruction. They say that there are undoubtedyl still- living people trapped in the ruins of the smaller villages that have not been carefully spsrchetl. that others arfi starving nlont; the beach und that still others are high up In the mountains where they tied to escape the waters. More than four full days have plansed since the first shock and It is hard to believe that there are still living soula in the wreckage. Death would be preferable to their agony and suffering. San Francisco Fund. SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 2.—San Francisco has responded quickly and generously to the call for aid from stricken Italy. The total of tho contribution made In two days is $76,720, ana to this sum additions are being made every hour. The subscriptions have come from every class ot the community, irrespective of race or creed. One check for ?tO,000 has been forwarded to Washington for transfer to the Italian Red Cross and another for a like amount will follow at one*. Archbishop Rlordan has requested all of the parish priests in his diocese to take up collections next Sundtiy for the benefit of the earthquake sufferers. Appeal Through Churches. NEW YORK. .Ian. 2. i. ATLANTA, Qa., Jan, 1.—State wide prohibition laws went Into effect to- ! iiay In three southern states—North '• Carolina, Mississippi and Alabama.' Georgia is the only other state where-' In statutory prohibition exists, the law having been in operation one | year. | A new law which seeks to regulate i the liquor traffic in Louisiana became effective today and although the law Is not so sweeping in Its terms as a state wide measure, prohibitionists contend that if strictly enforced It will drive saloons out of the liquor strongholds. Having won their state-wide flghta in four states, the anti-saloon forces have greatly, enlarged the south's "dry area" and they are now lining up for early campaigns in several other states. The prohibitionists contend they will be able lo secure the passage o( a state-wide bill before the Tennessee legislature which meets this month. In other states, notably Texas and Arkansas, the voters probably will be called upon this summer to vote upon a constitutional amendment for prohibition. , -* : ** DeWItt Funeral Tomorrow—The remains of Frank DeWitt, who died in Oakland yesterday morning, will arrive from the, north early tomorrow morning on the Owl, accompanied by the deceased's mother and brother, Clinton DeWitt,.-The funeral will be held during the mornig at 10 o'clock, from the undertaking parlors of DIx- on & Sons. Rev, K. R. Fuller will officiate. The deceased formerly lived In this, county both in and near this city «nd at Delano. He was about 28 years of age. .» • « C. S. Young, the well known oil man, is In town today. Our Sporting Goods Have Arrived Maine's Cyclery Wo have the largest and MOST COMPLETE stock of BIOYOLES and bicycle sundries; so will we have the largest and most complete stock of sporting goods. Come and see us Get our prices ad you will be satisfied that wo can please yon. Noted Priest in Russia Dies ST. PETERSBURG, Jan. 2.—Father John of Cronstadt, a noted priest, died here today. John was one df the most striking characters In Russia. He was born in 1829 and was noted for his lifelong loyalty to the state, as well as for his outspoken criticism of the gov- eminent when he thought it was wrong. He gained a reputation of late years as a miracle worker, and thousands journeyed to Cronstadt every year for the mere sake of his benedictions. WOMAN'S HUB MEETING MONDAY RAIN PROMISEE! FOR SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 2.—The pr» diction for tho San Joaquln Valley if i for cloudy weather and showers t» night and Sunday. The storm in Northern and Central California has been most "beneficial The precipitation is a third to half tt inch In the San Joaquin and Sacramento Valleys. No rain has tallw in Southern California. WILLliLDlfX NEWCUTMIiES James Arp, who owns the block on D street across from the Blodget residence, announced today that he It plans for the construction TI,^ n^f T»r~~, „' ™ i ., penecuiig pians tor tne construction The first Woman s Club meeting of of six modern five room cottages on r e s n Bu« ay wm W "U» e , heW , M ° nday - the D 8treet Blde - H « * reser^ng a rs. BUSS Will CODdUCt a oivlp H«P. l/.t IIR«HR of iK« _„„„,... -» r. r-^ Mrs. Buss will conduct a civic sec tion, giving a report on the civic work of the general and state federations of the Women's Clubs. In ad lot 115x115 at the corner of D and Orange where he plans to construct a residence for himself and family. Work on the new cottages will be- dltion a short musical program baa gin" Immediately" They will be for been arranged. Mrs. Mannell will | rent at reasonable, prices? Mr Arp render a violin solo and Miss Bessie Hraris a vocal number. Mrs. Osenberg will be the accompanist. A meeting of the board of directors has been called for 2:30. WILL VOTE A HALF MILLION FOR SUFFERERS WASHINGTON, Jan. 2— Con- gross will appropriate on Monday a half million dollars for the sufferers in Italy, which will be rushed. It will be the . largest appropriation ever made 1 for such a case. \ Farley, In a letter addressed to the pastors of his avchdlocesa a,nd, read today In all the Roman Catholic churches of this city, calls upon the priests of the diocese tp take up a collection on Sunday,' Jartuary 3rd, for the benefit of the sufferers of the Calabria and Sicily earthquake. The archblshdp writes. "I' feel that the uhparallo! extent of the awful Visitation has moved the hearts of the charitable more strongly thn can any words of ours. You may add, however, after reading this letter to your flock, anything you may deem necessary to Impress upon the fallh- ful the extreme urgency of the appeal." BOSTON, Jan. 2.—The Massachusetts officers of the Ancient Order of Hibernians today Issued a call for subscriptions for the Italian earthquake sufferers. The money will be forwarded for distribution. MILWAUKEE, Jan. 2—Milwaukee's fund for the relief of the Italian earthquake sufferers hud reached $4400 this morning, Large amountti will bo received from theatrical benefits and through appeals sent to tho various clergymen throughout the state. TACOMA, Jan. 2.—The Chamber of Commerce and tho Red Cross Society are co-operating In organized rolle'f work for the Italian earthquake sufferers. A muss meeting of Italian residents was fteld today. RENO, Jan. 2.—Nevada is making an organized effort to swell tho Italian relief fund which was started yesterday. So far only scattered reports of contributions from surrounding towns have been received. Individuals Soliciting. SALT LAKE CITY, .Inn. 2.—The soliciting of funds In Utah In behalf i if thi^ .sufferers from earthquakes In Southern Italy was formally begun today when the general committee appointed by (iovernor Cutler mid Gov- ernor-oleet Spry sent, out subscription blanks to bunks, newspapers and selected Individuals through the state. HELENA, Jan. 2.—Individual subscriptions are being forwarded to the Italian relief fund and It la expected that tho ieglslatur which will convene Monday will take some action In the matter. TORONTO. Jan. 2.-The board of control has unanimously decided to grant $5000 for the relief of Italy's earthquake sufferers. Public subscription lists have been opened. SAN DIEGO, Jan. 2.—The Red Cross Society of San Diego last evening tel- graphed $800 to the National Red Cross from the first collections here almost half of which came from the guests of the hotel Del Coranado. Last night the local lodge of Elks vofe ed $60 from the treasury and Intimat ed lha more would be forthcoming. Other lodges will do the same. Collections are being received today by tho Red Cross and an additional amount will go forward. Canada Also Helps. OTTAWA, Jan. 2.—Substantial aid for sufferers from tho earthquare In Italy will be klven by Canada. Tho government has granted $100,000. which will be supplemented by Koner- erous contributions from unofficial sources. KANSAS CITY,, Jan. 2,—The 3500 Sicilians and Calabrians in this city will hold a mass meeting tyere next Sunday to arrange a systematic movement fo rtho relief of the victims of the Italian enrthquaxb. WASHINGTON, dan. 2.—The government and private citizens are cooperating to relievo'the Italian earthquake sufferers. Altogether $110,000 has Iteon made available In this conn try through the Red Cross, which to day forwarded $40,000 to Italy. Con- gresa will be asked, for a. liberal appropriation. 1 L. A. AND H. W. BARNUM BUY BAKERSFIELD MARBLE WORKS, L. A, Barnum, son of H. W. Barnum. is a recent arrival here from Lot Angeles, and he and his father hare purchased the Bakersfleld Marble Works from B. K. Stone and will conduct that business in the future, The Barnums are new residents in Bakersfleld, Mr. Barnum, Sr., being in tha real Astute business, and they will make this their permanent home. - +.» RAINFALL WAS VERY LIQHT IN BAKERSFIEUa The rainfall of this morning and yesterday morning was very light, The official measurement for Bakers- fleld was .08 of an inch. In Poso and the northern part of the county the fall was heavier, the figures giving one-fifth of an Inch for the abort town. says. He Is one of the leading spirit* In the proposed Orange Street Improvement Club. BAKERSFIELD COUPLE IS MARRIED IN SAN FRANCISCO. Mrs. Delia Laird and Mr. Arthur Rench, two well known local residents, were united In marriage In San Francisco yesterday. They left here Thursday for the north, planning lo have the ceremony performed the following day. After a wedding trip of a week or two in the north thejr will return to make their home in this city. Mr. Rench la one ot the members , of the California Market Company. NOTED ASTRONOMER MET WITH SUDDEN DEATH, CHICAGO, Jan. 2.— George Wash ington Hough, professor of astronomy at the Northwestern University antf director of the Dearborn Observatory died suddenly at his home la Evanston yesterday at the age of .72. H« had discovered and measured double stars than any astronomer no*! living, 550 In all. WASHINGTON, Dec. 31.— A drop IB the market, value of fcprax has decreased the yield in that product and according to the geological survey, the Industry has not yet recovered from the blow It received in 1907. when the producroa in California suspended mining operations. The consumption of borax. It is declared, hai greatly decreased. WHERE WILL YOU BUY PRUGSIN 1909? We wish to supply your drogfl la 1909. We know we can be of genuine service to you, and you can, of course, be of service to us, to yourself, and to the public at large by showing your approval of our policy. We Insist on supplying drugs, medicines and sundries of the most worthy character and at the most reasonable prices. In 1909, as In the past, we shall give special attention to the compounding of prescriptions. When you think of drugs, think of us. The thought will pay. JL A. Hughes .The Leading Prescription Druggist

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