The Bakersfield Californian from Bakersfield, California on January 4, 1909 · Page 1
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Monday, January 4, 1909
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Vol. XX. BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA, MONDAY. JANUARY 4, 1900. No. 132 FLEET ENTERS CANAL PORT SAID, Jan. 4.-*The Culgoa given him to visit Cairo. The admiral and the Yankton arrived through the spoke of the Australiaslan visit of the canal this afternoon. The Culgoa IB fleet as the special feature of the loaded with provisions and said "for trip. Messina. It is expected there Friday. The Yankton-will-"also proceed there as- soon as through .the canal. SUEZ, Jan. 4.—The battleships Con Stay Very Brief. Universal regret is expressed that the fle<ft gets the visit of the battleships will be so brief. It has been expected that a representative officer would visit . necticut, aKnsas, Minnesota aid Ver- ; Cairo and be presented to the Khe mont started through the cajal o'clock this morning. They? are due at Port Said tonight. . / SUEZ, Jan. 8.—The Unit* States Atlantic battleship fleet, dbrapleting at 8 dlT e on the anniversary of his acces- two days ahead of its schiJule next to the longest rui of the its slon to the throne on January 8th. A contingent of BOO officers and men left by special train for Cairo this afternoon. The converted cruiser Yankton entered the canal this afternoon and world-girdling cruise, arched here _ the supply ship Culgoa passed through this morning from Colombo, a dls- tance of 3340 knots, from •f blch place the fleet sailed on December 20th. The stately array of .' battleships was an imposing sight, 'flie weather was splendid and the bay/ivas crowded with craft, the occupants of which gave an enthusiastic welcome to the ships. Despite their long trip, the warships looked as smart and trim as though turned out for a naval review. When the ships had anchored, the Egyptian and canal authorities went aboard the Connecticut nnd welcomed Rear Admiral Sperry, who expressed himself as well satisfied with the cruise from Colombo. He regretted last night. The former has a number of doctors aboard and the latter a large supply of provisions and stores. Both will go to Messina at full speed. Al arrangements were made by wireless for the ships to pass through the canal as quickly as possible and to coal at Port Said, where 25,000 tons are stored. The authorities have made rangements for the battleships ar- to have the right of way for a clear run through the canal. The Connecticut, Vermont, Kansas and Minnesota will enter the canal at 6 o'clock tomorrow morning and will arrive at Port Said at 10 o'clock Monday night. The second group, consisting of the Louis- New Supervisors Take Seats H. A. Jastro Again Chairman At the stroke of 12 today Supervisor Frank Coi-sett nnd N. P. Petersen In- cupled for the past sixteen years. In response to the action of the board traduced their successors In office, J. Mr. Jastro said In part: M. Bush and Wm. Houser, respective-1 "I thank you for this honor and It ly, and the new board was thereafter] Is douWy appreciated as tho suggest- re-organized by the election of H. A.'tlon conies from the now members of Jastro as chairman for the ensuing I the board. On again assuming the year. j chairmanship. I would say that il will At the noon hour, Mr. CorseU rose be *">' endeavor to preside Impartially In his place and In a graceful speech expressed his appreciation of th;; many courtesies that had been extended to him by the chairman and hjs fellow members durin four years. Mr. Corsett said he had tried to do his duty fairly as a supervisor and he was proud to be succeeded by as good a citizen as Mr. Bush. "I trust that my successor's relations with the Board will be as pleasant as mine have always been. To each member, I want to say If I can ever serve you in any way I hope you will call upon me. I now have the honor of presenting Mr. Bush, the strongest man in the Fourth district." Mr. Bush on being Inducted into standing hqvo not HE ATTACKS LABORER WITH KNIFE AND PROSPECTIVE that he was compelled to curtail hia lana, Kentucky, Ohio, Missouri and stay In Egypt, but hoped at some fu-, Virginia will enter Tuesday and the ture time an opportunity would he third line, composed of the Wlscon- ——— sin, K.earsarge, New Jersey, Rhode Island and Nebraska, wil start Wed! nesday. i At Port Said the crews will coal the battleships with all possible speed, so as to be in position to go quickly to Messina if it is finally determined to send them there. Supplies Available. The news of the.Ijallan earthquake was received with profound sorrow by officers and men. In reply to a mes- Judge Mahon today named the fol- (8 age from the navy department, Rear lowing citizens, froin whom nineteen Admiral Sperry said that he had sup- will be selected in .December next to | piles available for distribution to the constitute the grand Jury f° r the year earthquake sufferers as follows: 1909: ; Beverages, 56,000; bread 690,000 N. P. Petersen, Charles William' pounds, cereals, 80,000 popnds, fruits, Rankln, Peter Janvs O'Meara; Thorn- 90,000 pounds, fresh meat, 90,000 as Atkinson. Carlos G. Illlngsworth,' pounds; other meat, 10,000 pounds; Timothy P. Sullivan, Edward G. Cum-j vegetables, canned, 800,000 pounds; in Ings, William Concannon, Jesse j milk, 50,000 pounds, and other numer- Jesus Lopez, Charles B. Colby, Edward E. Armstrong, William V. Matlack, Gus Schamblin, John Louis Wasson, John Charles Hcltzeg, Elmer H, Woody, William G. James, Walter J. Burke, Frank H. Corsett, W. W. Frazler, Emmet L. Hayes, Henry L. cms items. The Culgoa will distribute these provisions. There are six surgeons nn ,] a number of hospital men on board the Culgoa and Yanktou and they the taking with them supplies of The supply ships office tersely said; "Gentlemen, I share Mr. Corsett's hope that our relations will be pleas-1 ant, and I only hope I will serve my I four years as well as Mr. Corsett has served his." Captain Petersen, In presenting Mr. Houser said: "I shall not talk much. I have had a pleasant time on the board; we have been good friends for six years, and I hope we will continue to be friends. My retirement" Is only official for personally I am coming down to see you fellows often. I now Introduce my successor, Mr. Houser. The new member from the First on taking his seat asked for the assistance of his fellow members in beginning his work and expressed the hope that when his term was up he would have as many good warm friends as has Captain Petersen. With the close of the speech making,] the old board adjourned sine County Clerk Miller called the new roll, and then asked for nominations for chairman. "I place In Jastro," said Mr. Houser. "I second that nomination," said Mr. Bush. The vote was unanimous and Mr. Jastro resumed the seat he has oc- at the meetings, and with your aid I trust that the verdict with reference to our work will be that our efforts to upbuild the county, and maintain Its excellent flnaclal been In vain. "This," continued the chairman, "Is a body of business men. Let ufc con duct the business of tlio county In business lines, with no thought of enemies to punish or friends to reward, but with the one Idea In mind to give the people a dollar In value for every 100 cents we spend of their money. Our county today Is in splendid financial condition, and It is due to nn economical handling of funds. Our policy has been economy, but still we cannot afford to be niggnrdly. By good management we have built some fine public buildings without having to bond the county, and roads have been Improved and new bridges have been built. Kern takes front rank In the progress that has been made and in her financial standing. Economy without parsimony should be our motto. It Is esesntial to keep the tax rate down, and this Is not In the Interest of the rich man. He can afford to pay his taxes. But It Is a hardship on the poor when taxes are high. It is to their Interest that we should be as economical as the business Interests of the county will permit. Mr. Jastro further said he thought the road fund as at present constituted is ample, but that he purposes to demonstrate in his district, the value of building two or three miles of permanent road, he having conserved his funds for that purpose. In conclusion the chairman said the Frank Hess, a farm hand, was the was than he attacked me with a victim of a murderous assault made knife, cutting me on the right arm by Walter Dudley, a cook, yesterday and left hand. I started to run into morning about 1:30 on the old Frye an adjoining room Where Andy Me- ranch the other side of Roseda'e. |oirk, Ralph Blackburn and Eddie Dudley first used a knife on Hess, < Shlpsey were sleeping and then Dad- inflicting a long wound on the right ley wi'iit for a gun. I then made a arm above the elbow, &nd then cut the left hand so badly that the amputation of the little finger was necessary. Throwing away his knife dash for the front door and Just after I had passed through and was pulling It shut behind me ho fired. McGirk and the boys then knocked Hen Dudley secured a shot gun and fired j down and took the gun away from die. I board is not a political body. Should L " not be run on political lines. In the past In making appointments it was only a question of good service, of nomination, Mr. H. A. naming the, best man for the place, and that, he hoped, would be the policy In the future. At the conclusion of Mr. Jastro's, the board adjourned until 2 address o'clock. cots, blankets, etc. ... Taylor, Henry W. Klipstein, Sr., Wil-1 are due to arrive at Messina January Ham H. Coons, William Tracy, John Waters, Benjamin S. Hageman, William Saundcrs, Robert B. McQee, Charles A. Barlow, Charles H. Fair chllds, James A. Ogden, Fred Gunther, Joseph Redllck, Alexander Burness, James M. Cobnrn, Peter Koesel. O. O. Mattson, Richard T. John W. Heard. Wllhlte, 8th or 9th. Unusual Fleet. The American licet Is the most I powerful ever to pass through the Suez canal and will give a new test of the character of the great artificial TO IMPROVE CAR LINE- 0 STREET EXTENSION one shot Just as Hess was closing a door behind him, the charge tearing one of the panels out of the door and a few stray shots striking Hess, one passing through his left ear and several others lodging In the back of bis head. The gun then, fortunately for Hess, refused to work, one of the shells becoming jammed In the bar- rell, and the occupants of the house, who were sleeping when the shooting began, subdued Dudley and took the weapon from him. Hess went to the Welgls place nearby and Dr. Homer Rogers was called. Constable Newell accompanied him and made the arrest of Dudley. Dr. Rogers performed the amputation of the little finger. The third finger was also badly cut but not so severely as the fourth, the knuckle of which was cut through and the first Joint slashed. The cut In the right arm required five stitches to close. Today Hess placed two charges against Dudley, mayhem and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to commit murder.* At the jail Dudley refused to dls cuss the affair. He had not yet consulted with his attorney, J. R. Dorsey. When Informed that Hess was able to be on the streets, Dudley exclaimed, "Good, I'm .glad of that!" From the statements made at the time of his being placed in jail, Dudley will probably allege self defense. "I had to do it," he exclaimed to the officers. Hess, on the other hand, declares the assault was deliberate and utterly without provocation. "We had oeen playing cards during the evening at Antone Welgls' place. We had a few drinks and Dudley undoubtedly took more than he could stand -We walked back home. Dudley entered the house first. I no sooner entered the room where he htm. He had no cause to attack me. W chad no quarrel. I vnvas greatly surprised and amde every effort to e* I cape without being Injured." Both Hess and Dudley are employ- I ed on the ranch, which is conducted , by Jim Scoby. McGirk la the fort- man. The shooting was done with a | No. 12 pump shot gun. The dlscharf- i cd shell was ejected by the next one caught in the barrel and rendered the weapon useless. This fact undoubtedly saved Hess' life. The first charge tore a big hole in the door. At the time Hess was in a stooping position and escaped the charge by reaj- on of that. Dudley is well known about town, having served as porter in several aa- loons and having other Jobs. He had been cooking at the ranch several weeks. Hess is a farm worker and until five weeks ago, when he went to work for McGirk, was employed on the Welgls place. - W. C. Ambrose Dies at Berkeley waterway. Great Britain sent strong squadrons to Men's Stylish Shirts. Men who want the prettiest, smartest ahlrta In town always buy them here. Depend on us for your shirts— and you'll always have the season's swellest styles. All prices. THE TOGGERY tewiu. • tkoon often has the east {along this road, but none has been j more than one-half as large as the American fleet. The presence of this great force in the Mediterranean has been the object of curious theoretical study by European admlralitles. A member on the staff of the Intelligence office of the British admiralty called attention some weeks ago when war In the Balkans was discussed to the fact that the United States would have a force In the eastern Mediterranean in January holding "the balance of power In the event of naval Europe being divided—a force capable of dictating a settlement. Although this may appear a fanciful suggestion, the presence of the strong fleet is a new phenomenon In European waters and Is taken into account In expert discussions as having future possibilities. The passage of the canal is regarded as safe even for 16,000 ton vee- sels, such as the Connecticut class, Manager Harry Jastro announces that the light rails on the Nineteenth street line of the street car system will be replaced with 62-pound rallt, and that the light rallt will eventually be used to build an extension to the Santa Fe loop running south on D street to the city limits and back on H street. Manager Harry Jastro of the Power, Transit and Light. Company, returned yesterday from San Francisco, where he purchased six miles of 62- uound steol rails, whica arc to tnko the place of the 30-pound rails on the main line of the street railway between Bakersfleld and Kern, The SOLDIERS WANTED' TO M HEBE Marshal McKamy yesterday after- whlih will be the heaVlest fighting "oon put in a little time rounding up has ever gone through None ««>'»;?« « h ° •?•?«> fr °* "» of the British Dreadnaught have made this voyage. The types canal, which originally provided for resgels of draughts of 24 feet 7 Inches, has ben deepened to somewhat more than 28 fet. Vessels of the Connecticut class require 2« feet 9 Inches. When the present plans are executed, the canal wil have 31 feet depth over a floor of 120 feet. The width is ample. The Dewey dry-dock, 135 feet wide, got through with only two feet in breadth to spare at one bad spot. The Dewey was the widest craft ever taken through the canal. HAUF MILLION FOR ITALIAN SUFFERERS. WASHINGTON, Jan. 4.— The President In a message to Congress today asked for a half million of dollars for the relief of Italy. Bills were Introduced In both houses providing for the apportionment. The house resolution provides for $800,- iwu. FRANK BUCKREUS FILES HIS SPECIAL REPORT. | Franz Buckreus, steward of the county hospital, filed his report for ! the year with the supervisors today. The total expense was $13,244.14. trains in Kern and at the Santa Fe and imbibed too freely in the liquor sold in the tenderloin. Three soldiers belonging on one of the trains in Kern did not report in time for the' departure and Marshal McKamy rounded them up and took them to the Santa Fe, where they were locked In a waiting room, the Intention being to take them north' where they could Join the troop. Two of the fellows, Day and Dennlson, evidently did not desire to go further and they climbed out of a window and found their way back to town. Marshal McKamy was apprised of the escape and he arrested the would-be deserters and placed them In jail until time for the train to depart. 180-day Floater. Carl Smith, a tenderloin character, was this morning given a suspended sontenof! of 180 days by Judge Thomas. Saturday night Smith was arrested by Officer Doll for frightening the women inmates of a house In the tenderloin with threats to suicide. rails now in use have become worn, and are deemed inadequate for the work required, hence the order for new rails. Ties have also been purchased, and the work of rebuilding will begin as soon as tho supplies are received. Manager Jastro also contemplates the extension of the Santa Fe loop to the southern limits of the city, at present, the run via California avenue Is too short to consume the full twenty minutes allotted to the round trip. Much of the traffic on this line comes from south of Call fornla Venue, and it Is Mr. Jastro's Intention to use the old rails that are taken up on Nineteenth street, to ex tend the loflfl lino south to Fourth street. The routo proposed is west on California avenue to D street, south on D to Fourth street, east on Fourth street to H and north on H to Join the present line at the curve on California avenue. The extension of the line will require no more running stock, and no adldtlonnl men; the car that now stands for five minutes Idle at the Santa Fe can easily make the additional route proposed in that length of time. The plans for the extension are in embryo aa yet, but it is likely the necessary application for a franchise will be made within the next week or ten days. IS NEW SPEAKER SACRAMENTO. Jan. 4.—The thirty- eighth session of the legislature began this morning. Chief Clerk Loy4 called the assembly to order and P. A.' Stanton of oLs Angeles was chosen speaker. Lieutenant Governor Porter presided in the senate. The Democrats have but 29 out of the 120 members In the two houses. Both Republicans and Democrat* •caucused this morning. Senator Bell of Pasadena, the bolting Republican of Pasadena, the bolting Republican, who was elected as an independent, was again denied admission to the caucus. The governor's message will be read tomorrow. Each house held only a. short session today. The Republican caucus elected officers of the senate as follows: Lewis Hilborn, secretary; Louis Martin, sergeant at arms; Fattier Yyman, chap- 1 lain. THE OWLS WILL INSTALL AND HAVE A SMOKER. The Order of Owls will hold their regular weekly meeting Tuesday nlgUt nnd will Install their officers. All tho brothers are asked to be present. After tho regular business there will ba a l>lg smoker. W. C. Ambrose, tho well known civil engineer, and former official of the Southern Pacific, died at his home In Berkeley today after a period of 111 health extending over sereval years. The funeral will take place In Berkeley on January C. Mr. Ambrose for many yours made this valley'his home, he having been resident engineer on tho Southern Pa- NEW CONSTABLE IN clfic while headquarters on tho dlvis- THIRTEENTH TOWNSHIP, Ion were In Tulare, Fresno and Bak- w p t Hubbard resigned aa consta- ersfield. He was in charge of the i,\ 0 of tne Thirteenth township and line from Lathrop to _ Los Angeles, o eorge M. Chltwood was appointed by the supervisors as his successor. « .» CONCERT AT THE M. E. CHURCH MUCH ENJOYED. The first concert given by the new choir at the M. E. church Sunday evening was a most successful one, the large auditorium being filled. The program as printed in Saturday's Callfornian was carried out, and the numbers were much enjoyed. The Epworth League and Junior League held their first services at the County Hospital on Sunday afternoon. Thoge meetings will be held regularly hereafter on the first Sunday of each month. and north to Santa Barbara. On severing his connection with the Southern Pacific, Mr. Ambrose was superintendent of the street railway system in Fresno. Later he was interested In the Nevada mines. He wus a man of fine personality and was well liked wherever ho was known. The deceased was Bl years of age. Besides his widow he is survived by Thomas, Ktally, WInfleld, Clement and George Ambrose". Frank DeWitt Burled.—The remains of Frank DeWitt nrlrvod from the north yesterday morning, acompanled by Cl'nton DoWltr.. Tho funeral was hold at S) o'clock from tho Southern Pacific depot. Rev. Edgar R. Fuller officiated. CAIMJN TRIAL JANUARY 12 SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 4.— The trial of Patrick Caihoun, charged with bribery In conection with the granting of a franchise to the United Railroads by the board of supervisors, was set by Judge Law lor for January' 12. It is understood the trial will actually begin then. eney will prosecute. The agreement this morning was not reached until after much blttertalk by the opposing attorneys. Moore of counsel for defense, charged bias on tho part of the court and said It could not glvo the defendant & fair trial. AUSTRALIAN FOOTBALL TEAM COMING, IS THE BELIEF. SAN FRANCISCO. Jan. 3.—It is quested to make tho arrangement for tho visit by Reginald Woodward of British Columbia, tho American representative of the Australians, has Interviewed tho management of the University of California and Stanford University and they have ex- now almost certain that the team of [pressed their willingness to play. Australian amateur football players now touring Great Britain will pay a There were 530 patients, making the visit to California early nex month, expense per capita per day 83,3 cents, Wlllam Unmack, who has been re The Australians will arrive In New York somewhere around the 1st of February. It Is planned to have the first game on Saturday, Feb. 6tn. MRS. NELLIE MENBECK DIES AFTER ILLNESS. Mrs. Nellie Menbeck, residing with her husband, D. Menbeck, and young non at 303 Chester avenue, dind oarly this morning after a long Illness, The funeral will be held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon from the chapel of Payne & Son. Rev. D. M. Crabrree of St. Paul's Episcopal church, will o(tl elate. Mrs. Menbeck ' wus a native of Canada. She was a woman of fine character and leaves many friends to uiourn her death. WHERE WILL YOU BUY DRUGS IN 1909? We wish to supply your drugs In 1909. We know we .can be of genuine service to you, and you dan, of course, be of aervice 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 givo special attention to the compounding of presortp' lions. When you think of drugs, think of us. The thought will pay. ]. A. Hughes The Leading Proscription Druggist

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