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SLOCUM’S CAPTAIN MUST GO TO PRISON Commander Convicted of Causing Frightful Disaster loses on Appeal. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 22 February 1908
SLOCUM’S CAPTAIN MUST GO TO PRISON Commander Convicted of Causing Frightful Disaster loses on Appeal. New York. —Captain William H. Van Shaick, now past 70 years of age, who two years ago was sentenced to serve ten years at hard labor in Sing Sing for criminal negligence on account of the burning of the excursion steamer General Slocum on East River, must go to the penitentiary, according to a judgment last week by the United States Circuit Court of Appeals. The disaster, in which about a thousand lives were lost, occurred on June 15, 1904. The Slocum was carrying a Sunday-school excursion party. Captain Van Shaick was found guilty in the United States Circuit Court January 27, 1900, and sentence passed on him the same day. He is the only oue of those responsible for the disaster who was convicted. Van Shaick confidently expected the verdict against him would he reversed on appeal, aud a few weeks after sentence, being out on bail, he was married to Miss Grace Spratt, 40 years old, ...
May Pick Hops by Machine. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 22 February 1908
May Pick Hops by Machine. Tacoma, Wash.—The hop industry of the world will be revolutionized as much as was the growing of cotton by. the cotton gin if an invention of E. Clemens Horst proves a success. According to information received by local dealers, Horst has secured a patent on a hop-picking machine which lias been the dream of many growers in Europe and America. Horst’s company has 5000 acres of hops in Oregon, California and British Columbia in cultivation, being the largest grower of hops in the world. In Washington it costs about 5 cents a pound to spray, pick and put hops in the hale. Horst says that with his invention he will be able to pick and bale his California hops at 2% cents a pound. More hops are produced to an acre in California than here, and California growers do not have to spray their hops.
Adds to Modoc Reserve. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 22 February 1908
Adds to Modoc Reserve. Washington.—The President has signed a proclamation creating additions amounting to nearly 600,000 acres to the Modoc national forest in northeastern California. All the lands placed within the forest by this proclamation are in Modoc county except a small area in the northern part of Lassen county.
Plenty of Gold, but No Food. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 22 February 1908
Plenty of Gold, but No Food. Seattle, Wash.—Lack of food is driving hundreds of miners from what is declared to be one of the richest prospects in Alaska, according to the statement of W. H. Merritt, who has just come out of the Susitna country. The location is 300 miles from Valdez and 150 miles from Fairbanks. The presence of gold was discovered last fall. When Alerritt left there was not food enough at Valdez Creek to last five men all summer. Merritt says that by next fail there will be from 10,000 to 15,000 men in the country. The pay streak runs for seven miles.
To Eight Irish Home Rule. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 22 February 1908
To Eight Irish Home Rule. Dublin—An appeal for a fund to maintain an anti-home rule compaign in Great Britain has been issued. It is signed by Lord Lansdowue, the Duke of Abercorn, the Marquis of Londonderry, the Marquis of Ormonde, Viscount Iveagh, Baron Ardilaun and other Irish Unionist peers. The appeal describes the dangers to the cause of union as imminent aud asks for a large sum of money, so that the methods by which home rule as advocated by Gladstone was defeated may be resumed.
New Grain Country Opening Up. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 22 February 1908
New Grain Country Opening Up. Tacoma, Wash. —From information received by the State Grain Inspector and his personal observations, the cereal acreage of Washington, especially the area of land sown to wheat, will be increased 35 to 50 per cent during the next two or three years. The primary reason for the great increase in such a short time Is the construction of railroads across the state and the opening by them of grain districts that have heretofore had no outlet.
Taft Advises West Point Lads. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 22 February 1908
Taft Advises West Point Lads. West Point, N. Y. —With plain words of advice as to their future duties —the advantages and of an army career —Secretary of War Taft presented diplomas to the 108 members of the graduating class of the United States military academy. The Secretary said to the young men that it was their serious duty “to keep their mouths shut and obey orders.” The Secretary had a personal word and a hearty handshake for each.
Union Voluntarily Reduces Wages. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 22 February 1908
Union Voluntarily Reduces Wages. San Diego.—The Carpenters’ Union last week voluntarily decided to reduce the wage scale from $4 to $3.50 a day. A short time before the financial flurry of last fall the contractors agreed to pay the $4 wage csale. This was not done under protest, and as a reclprocatlve measure the carpenters decided to work for 50 cents lees per day until conditions were betrer.
SEATTLE OVERRUN WITH UNEMPLOYED. Workingmen Attracted to Northern City by False Reports Sent East. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 22 February 1908
SEATTLE OVERRUN WITH UNEMPLOYED. Workingmen Attracted to Northern City by False Reports Sent East. Seattle.—Charity organizations, the Chamber of Commerce and other quasicivic bodies arc being besieged by men and women who are in Seattle as the result of a billboard campaign which is being made throughout the East setting forth the opportunities for employment in this city. Women employed as domestics have come here in the belief that abundant work at wages of from $6O to $75 a month anti board was obtainable. Mechanics have applied at the Labor Temple under the belief that all they had to do was to ask for a job to get work at $4 and $5 a day. Such they say is what they have been told by agents and billboard posters in their Eastern tomes, and many have spent their last cent to get here, leaving wife and children behind. Labor leaders express the opinion that it is a scheme to flood the city with unemployed so that sinews of war will be available to the employers in the fight which...
JAPS BORN IN HAWAII ARE dfIZENS. Ruling That Will Eventually Give Brown Men Balance of Power in Islands. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 22 February 1908
JAPS BORN IN HAWAII ARE dfIZENS. Ruling That Will Eventually Give Brown Men Balance of Power in Islands. Honolulu. —Governor Frear and Secretary Mott-Smith have given their opinion that Hawaiian born Japanese are citizens of the United States, and under that ruling should be allowed the franchise. It appears to be the aim of the Japanese to secure control of the political situation within the next five years. The Japanese»form 25 per cent of the total enrollment in the public schools of the territory, and every one of that nationality has an eye to politics. The children have debating societies, and the schoolrooms in several Japanese churches are used for night schools. Secretary Mott-Smith is besieged by Japanese who seek certificates of Hawaiian birth.
Lovers United After Forty Years. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 22 February 1908
Lovers United After Forty Years. New York.—Parted by a lovers’ quarrel more than forty years ago a marriage ceremony last week reunited William Dixon Spaulding and Mrs. Mary Field Bates. Back in Civil War days Spaulding was a suitor for the hand of Miss Field, but a misunderstanding parted them and they did not meet again until a short time ago. Miss Field, meantime, had married Dr. James Hale Bates, who died four years ago, leaving her a fortune estimated at $1,000,000. Spaulding, who Is a well-known writer and globe-trotter, is 75 years old and his bride a few years younger.
Played Joke With Fatal Result. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 22 February 1908
Played Joke With Fatal Result. Portland. —F. f). Hepner, a new policeman, shot and killed his dearest friend and neighbor, John G. Wetle. For a joke, Wetle jumped out at the new policeman from a clump of brush in a South Portland suburb and held his pipe pointed at Hepner’s, head, at the same time ordering the officer to throw up his hands. Hepner pulled his revolver and fired. Wetle fell dead, shot through the heart.
Caruso’s Accuser Arrested. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 22 February 1908
Caruso’s Accuser Arrested. New York. —Mrs. Hannah Stanhope, whose accusation caused the arrest of Enrico Caruso at the monkey-house in Central Park, starting a scandal which proved embarrassing for the famous singer, was in the police court a few days ago with her half-sister, Mrs. Mary Graham, both of them being cuarged with intoxication and disorderly conduct. They were fined 1 cent each.
Governor Makes Appointments. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 22 February 1908
Governor Makes Appointments. Sacramento. —Charles Sonntag of San Francisco has been appointed a member of the Board of State Prison Directors. vice Don Ray of Galt, term expired. The following members of the State Board of Agriculture were also appointed: Frank H. Burke, San Francisco, vice L. J. Ross Jr.; Hon. Ben Rush, Suisun, vice self; Charles Paine, Sacra&amp;ento, vice George AY. Kingsbury.