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Business Shows Improvement. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 15 February 1908
Business Shows Improvement. New York. —Increasing industrial activity is indicated by reports from some of the big manufacturing supply companies covering the month of January. An official of one of the big manufacturing concerns said that the January volume of business was larger by considerable than that for December, while a prominent manufacturer of steam and gas engines reported orders three times larger in January than in December. From these facts industrial experts argue a revival of confidence already established, particularly as orders for power machinery indicate needed enlargement or extension in productive departments.
Would Amend Island Land Laws. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 15 February 1908
Would Amend Island Land Laws. Washington.—Judge F. M. Hatch of the Territory of Hawaii spoke before the House Committee on Territories and urged a favorable report on the bill amending the Hawaiian land laws. He declared that his people greatly desired that the public lands should be disposed of to settlers, instead of being leased to sugar growers. He declared that some leases had been made covering thirty years of time.
End of Atlantic Rate War. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 15 February 1908
End of Atlantic Rate War. London. —The general meeting of the representatives of the transatlantic steamship companies decided upon the broad lines of a mutual agreement. The purpose of the conference, to put an end to the present rate war, has therefore been practically accepted. The details of the agreement -will be worked out by committees. The rate war has been going on in one form or another for the best part of a year. When the rate slashing began in earnest the price of a steerage ticket fell until the low level of $18.75 was reached. An understanding between the steamship comps »v'es will result in the re establishment of a rate approaching the did standard of
Saghalin Japan’s Promised Land. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 15 February 1908
Saghalin Japan’s Promised Land. Tokio, Japan.—The results of official investigations of the southern or Japanese half of the island of Saghalin are most encouraging. The marine products along the coasts are almost inexhaustible. There is also a large field of mining enterprises and concessions for working the two coal mines already have been granted. The population is increasing rapidly. Under the Russians it was only 4000, including the convicts, while among the settlers were only twenty or thirty Japanese. Now there are 30,000 Japanese residents and during the fishing season the number is still larger. The prospects of the new territory are considered bright.
Burns Takes Another Scalp. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 15 February 1908
Burns Takes Another Scalp. London. —Tommy Burns, the American heavy weight pugilist, knocked out Jack Palmer of Newcastle, the English champion, Monday night in the fourth round of what \vas scheduled to be a 20-round contest for the heavy w T eight championship. It was a one-sided affair from the sound of the first gong until the middle of the fourth round, when Palmer, on his knees, was finally counted out.
Jolly Fanny Rice to Be a Clown. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 15 February 1908
Jolly Fanny Rice to Be a Clown. New York. —Fanny Rice, the actress, has accepted an engagement to travel as a clown with Ringling Brothers’ circus next season and has her costume ready for the part. She is confident she will score a success as a clown. “I will ride a little old donkey named Lady in the ring and do some tricks with her,” she says. “I will also do some stunts as a bareback rider.”
Frozen to Death In Big City. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 15 February 1908
Frozen to Death In Big City. New York. —Two women were found dead in the kitchen of the house at 351 West Seventy-first street. They were Mrs. Margaret Meek Bertie, 70 years old, and Mrs. Margaret Kelly, 40 years old. There was a little coal in the bin in the cellar and 17 cents were found in the cupboard. The women were frozen to death.
FEARING DEATH PREMIER FLED Vengeance Vows of Loyal Subjects for Slaying of King Carlos Spurred Franco On. Pretender Braganza Renounces All Claim to Throjie of Portugal and Departs for Greece.-Young King Manuel Issues Reform Decrees. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 15 February 1908
FEARING DEATH PREMIER FLED Vengeance Vows of Loyal Subjects for Slaying of King Carlos Spurred Franco On. Pretender Braganza Renounces All Claim to Throjie of Portugal and Departs for Greece.-Young King Manuel Issues Reform Decrees. Rome. —The sudden departure for an unknown destination of Duke Miguel of Braganza was interpreted in many quarters in Southern Europe to mean that he intended to seize the Portuguese throne. The news has now reached the Vatican that the Duke has practically renounced his claims and gone to Greece. Lisbon. —The secret and sudden flight of Senhor Franco, the former Premier, from Lisbon across the frontier into Spain, accompanied by his wife and son, was caused by the threats of death which had been made against him. Since the murder of the King, Franco has been in receipt of many letters, all threatening vengeance. Already Franco, as dictator, had been plotted against and had gone about protected by armed guards, who also watched his house, lest those who ...
Fine Students Who Stay Out Late. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 15 February 1908
Fine Students Who Stay Out Late. Reno, Nev. —Freshmen and sophomore students of the University of Nevada have been notified of a new rule governing those who live in Lincoln Hall. Every time they return to their rooms later than 10 o’clock Richard Brown, master of the hall, announces that he will fine them 50 cents. A second violation of the order will result in the imposition of $1 penalty. Brown says that the attractions of Reno prevent the men students from studying. He has conferred with the faculty and the plan is favored.
Twenty Years for Murder. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 15 February 1908
Twenty Years for Murder. Willows. —Judge Finch in the Superior Court sentenced George Holman to twenty years in San Quentin for the murder of George Perry, near Butte City, October 26, 1907. Both parties were colored and were Intoxicated. After the deed Holman fled, but was recaptured several days later and confessed, but claimed self-defense.
LAWMAKERS LOSE IN STOCK DEAL Drop Thousands of Dollars in Attempt to Manipulate Goldfield Consolidated. Fa|) In Price Follows Adoption of Police Bill Instead of Expected Rise.-Nevadans Make Unsuccessful Plunge on Margins. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 15 February 1908
LAWMAKERS LOSE IN STOCK DEAL Drop Thousands of Dollars in Attempt to Manipulate Goldfield Consolidated. Fa|) In Price Follows Adoption of Police Bill Instead of Expected Rise.-Ne-vadans Make Unsuccessful Plunge on Margins. Reno, Nev. —Nevada politicians, some of them members of the legislature, together with others equally prominent in state affairs, are said to have lost in the neighborhood of $40,000 in an attempt to profit by manipulating Goldfield Consolidated stock during the recent special session of the legislature. Acting upon advance advice, it is claimed, that the legislature would pass the police measure, they pooled their savings, amounting to nearly $40,000, and, through Harry Epstine of Goldfield and other brokers, placed the money to buy Consolidated on a margin. The “inside crowd” took on a block of 15,000 shares on a margin when it was selling at $6. They were called upon for a fresh margin when the stock dropped to $5.50, and not being able to come through the brok...
Florida Republicans Have Rough House [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 15 February 1908
Florida Republicans Have Rough House St. Augustine, Fla. —Florida Republicans stand conspicuously in the limelight as being the first to hold their convention to select delegates to the national convention. Two conventions really reached at the same time the same hall. The programme of business was frequently interrupted by known-down and drag-out fights. The office-holders’ faction indorsed Taft. On the other side of the hall the contesting convention took conservative action and chose delegates untrammeled by instructions. Nine-tenths of both conventions were negroes.
Standard Oil Would Control Austria. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 15 February 1908
Standard Oil Would Control Austria. Vienna. —For the purpose of monopolizing the Austrian market, the Standard Oil Company is introducing street tank wagons to supply storekeepers direct, thus eliminating the wholesalers. It is buying out wholesale dealers in the country districts and taking steps to drive out of business those unwilling to sell. The Austrian refiners have determined to fight, and will appeal to the home interests.