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   Bakersfield Morning Echo (Newspaper) - November 24, 1912, Bakersfield, California                                 r Am  * ^  V_-  THE NEWS ALU THE TIME  )  SUNDAY  SECTION ONE PAGES 1 TO 8  (VOLUME 35, NUMBER 36  BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA, SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 1912.  ERICE FIVE CENTS  far  mmmr m  HEARST WILL TESTIFY ON CAMPAIGN FUNDS  TO TKIA, WHAT HE KNOWS OF STANDARD OIL FUNDS ANI> GIFTS.  "Mixed Bathing" Pictures Are Placed Under the Ban.  BIBLICAL FILMS  ALSO FORBIDDEN  Those illustrating Crimes Are Not to Be Shown in Britain.  WASHINGTON, November 23.— William Randolph Heart, the noted publisher, will be called before the Senate committee Investigating campaign contributions.  The Standard Oil political gifts and congressional activities will be the line of Hearst's examination. He will be asked for published letters between Standard officials and congressmen. They will also enquire how the I-Iearst publications obtained alleged letters from the private files of Archbold addressed to Senator Penrose! When Archbold testified before the committee he declared some of his letters had been stolen and some forged.  [By Associated Press.]  LONDON, November ' 23.— From now on Londoners who wish to witness "mixed bathing' must go 1.o the seashore. These scones will be depicted no longer in moving pic-tu re.  This announcement along with other prohibitions herald the return of O. A. Hertford to the office of public censor. This time, however he will confine liis activities to judging the ■proiiriuiy of moving picture films. As censor of plays Redford attracted much criticism and was frequently charged with inconsistency. This criticism is said to have influenced his resignation.  The same charge is made concerning his recently issued edict covering picture productions. In particular liis prohibition of "mixed bath-' ing" is ridiculed. One protestant points out that it is a splendid exam pit? of inconsistency in a country which permits its bathers to appear on the beach in costumes which would cause the immediate arrest of their wearers in any part of the United States. Red ford's defense probably would be that he has no control over the bathers themselves.  Americans AJJ'Iicted.  American and colonial film producers, particularly the Americans, w1io;h? methods are far superior to the English, view the now censorship with some apprehension, -for Rodford received his appointment from the representative society of English film producers. And while this is a private organization, he will have practically the authority of a public official, for lie will work in co-operation with the London Council, which has the, power to cancel tho license of any picture theater on a complaint which, in the opinion of the council, is sufficient-  timnt:  Find Body of Man and Weapons of 6000 Years Ago.  WILL GRIEVE  Aziz Pasha of Egypt Shot by Ottomans for Cowardice.  CUPS ON S. P. TRAINS  WHilj REPLACE COMMON METAD DRINKING CUPS AND BE SANITARY.  HE SHOWED WHITE  FEATHER IN BATTLE  Five Years Ago, the Prince Entertained Americans at Athens.  (Continued on page 3.)  (By Associated Press.)  LONDON, England, November 23. —Reports have reached here of the discovery near Luxor, Egypt, of a most valuable collections of pre-tomb which contained one of the dynastic implements and ornaments ever found. The tomb contairjsd the dried-up remains of a man lying in the semi-embryonic position.  As tho Neolithic. Egyptians did! not embalm their dead, the body was nearly crumbled up. from the weight of a stone slab which had been dislodged from its position as the covering of the tomb. With the body were found a unique double-edged bronze sword in such an excellent state of preservation that the cutting edge remains sharp; several long arrow heads also in bronze; two gold hair rings, and a lot of the well-known predynastic pottery.  The tomb was probably that of one of the warriors of the first dynasty, during which period the use of bionze was discovered in Upper Egypt. According to this theory the body is about G000 years old.  PLANT MUSSELS IN  MISSISSIPPI RIVER  WASHINGTON, November 23.— The United States Bureau of Fisheries liberated today 90,000,000 small mussels in the Mississippi riv-or. It required 50,000 fish to care for the larvae deposited. The mussel produces the shell from which the pearl button is made.  The Southern Pacific Company has given an order'for 40,000 individual drinking cups made, of oiled paper, which are to be pladed on all trains, boats and stations at the beginning of the new year. ; .  H. H. Welsh, an man, has been place of the common meal drinking cup long in use on trains. Passengers are to pay one cent each for them and they can be used three or four times. The cups will be packed in a long, narrow metal case, and the passengers can obtain one at any time by dropping a penny in a slot.  Recetly the government amended the interstate quarantine regulations to forbid common drinking cups.  It is pointed out that California has no quarantine regulation on this subject, but the railroad will make the change everywhere.  They Wished to Cross the Egyptian Line to Aid Turks.  (By Associated Press.)  PARIS, France, November 23. — The news that Prince Aziz Pasha has met an ignominious death will cauBe a pang to at least fifty school teachers in the United States who were hospitably entertained by the affable Egyptian Ave years ago.  The prince was found guilty of having shown the white feather at the battle of Kirk ICilisse, Turkey, and was summarily executed.  "When we visited Athens and Constantinople in 1907," says one of the party, "we met Aziz Pasha. He was cruising Jn his yacht near Corfu when we approached that town in our yacht Athena. When he learned that we were Americans, he insisted that we should all go aboard his craft. The prince entertained us for three hours, offering luncheon with rare wines. I was greatly impressed, not only by his hospitality, but by his intelligence as well.  "He had a splendid library on board and called our attention especially to an automatic piano player as evidence that lie was thoroughly up to date and was interested in things American. No host could have been more kind clian he was to us during this visit. Aziz Pasha had two sisters who frequently travel }n Central a.nd Northern Europe, sometimes visiting Paris.- On -these trips thfey wear the attire common. to this part of the continent instead of their native costume."  Founded in Paris Twenty-one Years Ago by Mrs. White-law Reid.  FOWLER FLIES 90 MILES  TO VISIT HIS PARENTS  Aviator Robert G. Fowler made a flight of ninety miles to Gilroy from San Francisco and called on his parents. Fowler lias not made definite announcement of when lie will again attempt a flight from Los Ageles to ^jvn Francisco via Balcersfield. ,  (By Associated Press.)  PARIS, France, November 23. — A large annex has been added to the American art students' club at Paris, which was founded twenty-one years ago by Mrs. Whitelaw Reid, wife of the American ambassador to Great Britain, who was then American minister to France The addition almost doubles the capacity of the club and a eommo dious tea and music room has been supplied. It. is Mrs. Reid's aim to extend the club's sphere of usefulness throughout the Ameri can girls' colony iri Paris and to make the club house a center of activity of the American student life in this capital. The directress of the club is Mrs. James Van Allen Shields, who came here from Connecticut.  OREGON MAYOR BROKE DRY LAW, IS CHARGED  MAYOR MIOELLI IS ARRESTED FOR ACTIVITY IN BLIND-PIGGING.  WANTED TO FIGHT  IN TRIPOLITAN WAR  Refused to Go When Told it Made Them Liable for Service.  ROSEBURG, Oregon, November 23 —Mayor Micelli of this city is under $500 bonds on a charge of aiding the Rosebm-g Brewing and Ice Company to break the local option law.  The arrest of Mayor Micelli was due to the activity of Governor West, who ordered him to either resign or sever his connection a3 stockholder in the brev/ing concern. Micelli refused to do either, and in his fight against the governor was upheld by the city council of' Roseburg. He stated today that his arrest was a "frame-up.'  (By Associated Press.) . LONDON, England, November 23. -Lord Kitchener does not always use the mailed fist in ruling the Oriental, a.nd that he has learned some of the native craft was shown by the way in which he prevented the Egyptian Bedouins from joining their brethren in Tripoli.  The Egyptian Bedouin is not compelled to pay taxes or to render the ordinary obligations of citizenship, which in Egypt includes military service. Shortly after tho outbreak of the war between Turkey and Italy, a delegation of Bedouins aipproached General Kitchener and told him that they wanted to go across the border to the assistance of their , hard-pressed fellows in Tripoli. The English general admitted with unexpected readiness that their request was reasonable, but he reminded them that, by granting it, he would be creating a precedent which would make them liable for military service with the Egyptian army. The delegation withdrew and Kitchener was not troubled any more with requests for leave to cross the border.  French Government Makes Money Oue of Games at Waterway Places.  French Chamber to Consideg Plan Similar to Ambas- * I sador Herrick's !  FAVOR CREATION  OF PEOPLE'S BANKS  Idea is to Place Loans Within Easy Reach of the | Farmers.  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The headquarters of the organization are located in Ilinois; This decision affects a million members scattered throughout the country. The insurgents alleged that the head camp passed the proposed rate with less than a two-thirds vote.  il!i:¡»Í!Ííi!¡ÍIl¡  KU  Ji  1  il'i í i '  ras 1 !?:  illiil  ni"iiiii»f  Tomorrow is the last day to pay both city and county taxes, and if you have not yet attended to this im- i portant duty it will be well for you to visit County Tax Collector Day at the courthouse or City Tax Collector A. Weaber at his office on Chester avar.ue between Wall street and Nineteuth, or to visit them hotly if you have property both inside and outside the city limits. You should visit them both, also, if you only have property within the city limits, for both the officials will have a whack at you in that event,- too. If you do not pay up before close of business tomorrow a penalty will be added to the amount of your bill.  As is usual the nearing of the last day for the payment of the taxes has caused a rush of business at both offices. County Tax Colector Day is almost literally snowed under with checks and drafts. He has been too busy to deposit them, and big bundles of the paper that will draw casli into the county's coffers when presented at the banks, lie stacked on the safe in the vault. An almost equal rush has gone on at Weaber's ofii,ce, although his territory is not so great and the volume of his business is less. Approximately 350 people in the city have not yet paid their ^axes, a large proportion of the number living in East Bakersfield.  In connection with the payment of taxes it is of interest to know that eight of the big corporations pay more than half the taxes in the county. The Kern County Land Com^ pariy heads the list with about $75,-000, and the Standard Oil Company comes next with $58,000. The Associated pays about $30,000 and : the Southern Pacific still contributes •aboiit $24,000 to the county's revenues, although the separation of state and county taxes takes out of the county's hainds all operative property. The Southern Pacific's large holdings of oil lands ia the main reason for its heavy tax.  A good many people probably will be surprised to learn that a gold mines—the Yellow Aster—forms the next largest lutap of property on which the county lays tribute. At least it ranges close to the Tejon rancho, each of which pays somewhere around $11,000, or about $1000 more than Miller & Lux. The Santa Fe, with about $8000, is the last on the list of the eight largest, and the total of all their taxes is about R'>-•■■■ -o to $230,000 out of a total for the entire county of about $425,000.  The remainder of the total tax is made up in large part by large oil companies, and all of these facts are worth while taking into account in connection with the proposed good roads bonds.  (By Associated Press.)  PARIS, France, November 23. — The government is of the opinion that the state does not get enough out of the gambling table, and accordingly has evolved a slidling scale tax on the product ;of the baccarat," "petit chevaux" and other amusements practiced in the watering places of France.  Henceforth casinos, itlifa gross revenue of whose tabfes is less than $100,000, will be called upon to contribute 15 per cent to the state and 15 per cent to the local authorities; from $100,000 to $000,-000, 25 and 10 per cent; respectively; from $600,000 to $1,000,000, 35 and 5 per cent and above $1,-000,000, 45 and 5 per cent, respectively.  Union and secured 254 electoral votes to 42 for Scott.  Governor Wilson has more electoral votes than were ever cast for all the candidates combined in any election up to 1892. I-Iis opponents divided only the increase in the number since then.  Women gained victories "in ftttfr states—Kansas, Arizona, Michigan and Oregon, where constitutional amendments conferring the franr chise upon them were adopted.  Governor 'Wilson was the only candidate to carry his own state. He also carried the states of both Taft an'd Roosevelt.  This is the first time Massachusetts has gone anti-R'epublican 'or anti-Whig on the presidency since time out of mind.  [By Associated Press.] PARIS, France, November 23.— In connection with Ambassador Herrick's suggestion for establishing a system of land credit banks in tho United States, it is interesting'to note that the Chamber of Deputies will also be called upon to consider a bill extending the system of land banks to small commercial and industrial enterprises. The plan is based on the association of small dealers among themselves, the action of the State being directed toward stimulating their initiative,  With that end in view, the government will confine itself to favoring the creation of people's banks by simplifying formalities and remitting taxation, and, in addition, proposes to put at the disposal of these banks the greater part of the sum advanced by the Bank of France by virtue of the convention of 1911. The first degree of credit for the small dealer will rest on the mutual guarantee association, which will give to the signature of the least of its members a negotiable value. Bills endorsed by these associations could, of course, be discounted at existing banks, but the gradual disappearance of the  (Continued on page 3.)  $15,000 ASKED BECAUSE HE  DIDN'T DIE AS DOCTOR SAID  SPOKANE, November 23.—Because ho did not die as predicted, William Goldblatt, a jeweler, has brought suit for $15,000 against Dr. G. H. Rohrer here. He alleges that the doctor told him he was suffering with cancer of the stomach and would live only a short while; so he sold his business at a sacrifice and waited for death. Waiting soon became tiresome and he consulted a specialist, who found that he was ia perfect health.  Wilson Not the First to Sweep Country With Small Vote.  President-elect Wilson is not alone among his predecessors in failing of íi majority in the popular vote while commanding an enormous plurality and most of the electoral college.  Wiithin the time when electors have been ;chosisn directly by the people John Quincy Adams in 1824 gained the presidency without a majority either of the popular or the electoral vote. James K. Polk in 1844 had nearly two-thirds of the electoral college, but a minority in the popular vote. Zachary Taylor in 1848 was outvoted by the Democrats and Free Soilers.  Franklin Pierce had nearly thrci-fourths of the college in the greaï Democratic sweep of 1852, but a popular majority of only 63,00,0. Buchanan in 1856 was in a popular minority.  Abraham Lincoln in 1860 was heavily in a popular minority. Hayes in 1876 lacked both a popular plurality anid majority. 'Garfield I>n 1880 had a plurality ot about -7000 and was in a minority of over-300,-0Ô0. Cleveland in 1884 was ,in. a small minority, though barely • elect-: ed, and in. 1892 was in a minority of nearly 1,000,000 when the; Demo-, «rats - swept the country. Harrison in 1888 was elected by a minority of the total popular vote.  The net results of the election included many interesting 'facts, among them the following:  The election of Wilson and Marshall, the Democratic candidate for President and Vice President, by •the largest electoral majority ever returned.  A Democratic majority in the next House of Representatives more than (twice as la^rge las in the present H'ouEe.  The election of 19 Democratic governors to replace Republicans.  The number of states carried by Wilson is also the largest number ever carried by a candidate for the presidency. Only once before in the history of the country has a President ever carried so large a proportion of states. That was in 1852, when Franklin Pierce carried all but four of the ' 31 states then in the  for & store  y JE s.  MK. SWELL BKESSEK IS^THAJVKFUL FOK A JPTO'RE LIKE OUKS: "BECA USE WE SELL CLOTHING MADE OJ*LV FKÖM GOOT> CLOTH.  JSÍO COTTO JSr CHEAT I J* OUK STOKE: SkCOJfD -BECAUSE WE SELL CLOTHES THAT Fit. THE COLLÁKS OF OUK SUITS DOJt'T HUB THE BAC«. OF yOUH JVECK. THE COLLA US OF OUK OVERCOATS DO HIT yOU IJV THE SMALL OF y O UK  BACK.  BECA USE O UK. STALES A KE JVOT LA TE. THE& AKE OW TIME.  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