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COULD FIND NOTHING TO CENSURE. San Joaquin Grand Jury, After Year’s Work, Discovers No Irregularities. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 22 February 1908
COULD FIND NOTHING TO CENSURE. San Joaquin Grand Jury, After Year’s Work, Discovers No Irregularities. Stockton. —After drawing fees and mileage for one year the San Joaquin County Grand Jury broke all records by filing the shortest report ever presented by a similar body in this county. Though many propositions were supposed to have been investigated, the only recommendation made was that the present method of conducting the affairs of the county hospital be continued. In the face of all charges the manner in which the institution is conducted is highly commended. There are also other matters which are said to have needed attention, but the grand jury passed them by. The new grand jury will be drawn on the 24th instant, and it is claimed that several matters will at once be considered.
Mare island Wars on Rats. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 22 February 1908
Mare island Wars on Rats. Vallejo.—The Mare Island navy yard is infested by thousands of rats. As it is known that they are good spreaders of disease, a board w r as recently appointed to investigate the situation. The hoard has recommended a preliminary expenditure of $40,000, which is to provide, among other things, for wire meshing which is to fence in the yard proper from the northern part of the island, the purchase of 000 rat traps and 000 garbage cans, the placing of wooden flooring with cement and precautions that will prevent the rodents from getting on the navy yard from visiting ships.
Bank Resumes Business. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 22 February 1908
Bank Resumes Business. Portland—The Oregon Trust and Savings Bank, whose failure occurred several months ago, reopened for business last week under the name of the German-American Bank, with which the bankrupt institution has been merged, with a paid-up capital of $400,000. The courts have allowed the old bank two years in which to meet its obligations, but the hackers of the reorganization plan believe that they will wipe out the liabilities of the old bank in a shorter time.
Killed by Whirling Shaft. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 22 February 1908
Killed by Whirling Shaft. Redding.—Ralph Buzzell Jr., oiler in the box factory at Lamoine, was killed while attempting to put on a belt. His jumper was caught in a set screw and he was whirled around the rapidly revolving shaft. Both arms were broken, the feet beaten to a pulp and the breast was crushed before the machinery could be stopped. He was 24 years old and son of Ralph Buzzell Sr., whose family recide in Chico. Two sisters are students in the Chico Normal School.
MAKES GREATEST GOLD DISCOVERY Poor Prospector Uncovers Ledge That May Prove Richest in World’s history. Finds Vein at Rawhide, Nevada, That Pans $6OO to the Ton.-Thousands of People Rush to Territory and Stake All Available Ground. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 22 February 1908
MAKES GREATEST GOLD DISCOVERY Poor Prospector Uncovers Ledge That May Prove Richest in World’s history. Finds Vein at Rawhide, Nevada, That Pans $6OO to the Ton.-Thousands of People Rush to Territory and Stake All Available Ground. Reno.—After weeks of patient work on a lease at Rawhide, Tom Kearns, a poor prospector, set off a shot at the 50-foot level of his property Monday morning, uncovering a six-foot breast of ore assaying in gold and silver clear across its face $6OO to the ton. This is by far the biggest strike in the history of Nevada, if not in the world. The Hayes-Mounette lease on the Mohawk at Goldfield is excelled and not even on the Comstock was this discovery equaled. Excitement is intense. Hundreds of fortune-seekers, many of them clerks and businessmen, have left for the new camp. The population of the town is growing even faster than did Goldfield. The estimated population Monday was 6000 and the number is increasing as fast as conveyances from all parts of the st...
WILL OBTAIN BETTER PRICES FOR EGGS. Sonoma County Poultrymen Organize to Be Free of San Francisco Commission Men. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 22 February 1908
WILL OBTAIN BETTER PRICES FOR EGGS. Sonoma County Poultrymen Organize to Be Free of San Francisco Commission Men. Santa Rosa. —The members of the Sonoma County Co-operative Poultry Association determined to open stores for the handling of their products. They will open a branch here, where they will caudle the eggs, prepare them for shipment, place them in cartons for ready sale, and in San Francisco they will have a, distributing depot. The San Francisco depot will be placed on a commission basis, an energetic man having offered to handle the products of the association on the commission plan, thus preventing the association !from sustaining any obligation for salaries, rents or other expenses. The association intends to get away from the San Francisco Produce Excnange and its quotations. With the establishment of their own house in the metropolis they propose to establish their own quotations, and will thus be able to secure for the association the highest market prices.
Lived in Hole in the Ground. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 22 February 1908
Lived in Hole in the Ground. San Francisco. —Michael Begley, an octogenarian who has been living in a hole burrowed by himself since the fire, was taken before Police Judge Conlan on a charge of maintaining a nuisance. Conlan ordered him removed to the almshouse. The judge also promised to arrange for the sale of Begley’s lot In Diamond street so he may live in comfort. Begley at one time had a milk ranch In Diamond street, between Seventeenth and Eighteenth, and owned the whole block. When the cottage was destroyed he dug the hole in the ground and has been living in it since.
Frozen to Death in Haystack. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 22 February 1908
Frozen to Death in Haystack. Reno, Nev. —Escaping from a local hospital, where he was taken soon after his arrjval from San Francisco two weeks ago, George Williams walked to the John Evans ranch east of here and there lay down in a haystack. William Herschberger, a farm band, discovered the wanderer dead shortly after. He had been frozen to death.
Union Men Indicted. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 22 February 1908
Union Men Indicted. New Orleans. —Seventy-two men, representatives of all the classes of labor employed on the New Orleans river front and which compose a union known as the Dock and Cotton Council, were indicted by the.United Slates Grand Jury on the charge of conspiring to restrain trade in violation of the Sherman anti-trust law., The indictments followed the refusal of the men to permit the Coal Wheelers’ Union to coal a steamer.
Schooner Lost, tut Grew Saved. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 22 February 1908
Schooner Lost, tut Grew Saved. Santa Barbara. —Captain Joseph Lamp and the crew of the Ella G, a 17-ton sealing schooner, owned by Voss of Victoria, B. C., arrived in this city last week from Santa Rosa Island, where their vessel was wrecked in a series.of storms on February 2. The men have been cared for on the island until they could reach the mainland.
Fifteen Years for Arson. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 22 February 1908
Fifteen Years for Arson. San Jose. —Judge Welch sentenced George W. Laverty, who for years was a prominent livery stable proprietor in this city, to fifteen years’ confinement at Folsom for arson, in having set fire to his stables on North Market street several months ago. Several persons in a lodging house above were burned to death In the fire that followed.
Will Not Marry Senator Davis. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 22 February 1908
Will Not Marry Senator Davis. Washington.—Miss Maud Ashford of this city last week announced that she was no longer engaged to former United States Senator Henry G. Davis, the Democratic candidate for Vice President in the last national campaign. Miss Ashford stated that she broke the engagement owing to the opposition of the Senator’s family.