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Fifty Thousand for Pulmonary Hospital. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 29 February 1908
Fifty Thousand for Pulmonary Hospital. Seattle, Wash—At the first annual meeting of the Washington Associa Lioii for the Prevention and rlelifei. oi' Tuberculosis held here, announcements were made of subscriptions amounting to $50,000 for establishing a Seattle Pulmonary hospital. Of this amount $40,000 is a bequest made by Sarah Loretta Denny, a pioneer settler in Seattle. An additional $lO,OOO given by M. Lenora Denny, another member of the same family, is conditional upon the subscription of an equal amount.
Governor Sparks Sued. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 29 February 1908
Governor Sparks Sued. Reno, Nev. —John Sparks, Governor of Nevada, was made defendant in a suit filed in the District Court by W. S. McCornick, the millionaire banker of Salt Lake City. The complaint asks for judgment in the sum of $17.39.67, attorney’s fees of $2OO and interest at the rate of 8 per cent per annum from January 9, 1900. The action is brought on a note signed by Sparks and J. E. Bower and dated February 8, 1905, miming for sixty days from date.
Favor Bonds for Public Work, [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 29 February 1908
Favor Bonds for Public Work, Redwood City.—Returns have been received by the City Trustees from the straw vote on a bond issue of $30,000, of which $20,000 is planned to improve the water system and $lO,OOO to build a city hall. A total of 233 votes were cast, 178 in favor of improving the water works and 52 against; for the city hall, 136 in favor and 84 against. The Council directed City Attorney Archer Kincaid to prepare a call for a bond issue.
Couldn’t Launch Big Steamer. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 29 February 1908
Couldn’t Launch Big Steamer. Belfast. —The attempt made to launch the Rotterdam, the 24,170-ton steamer of the Ilolland-American line, proved a failure. The liner refused to take the water, owing to the tremendous pressure of the ways, which had not been properly greased. The launching has now been postponed for a fortnight, 300 men in the meantime being employed to watch the vessel for fear of accident.
Preachers Oppose Large Navy. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 29 February 1908
Preachers Oppose Large Navy. Washington. —A petition against the proposed increase of the navy by the proposed expenditure of over $00,000,000 for four new battleships was laid before the Senate by Senator Hale, chairman of the Committee on Naval Affairs. The petition is signed by Rev. Henry C. Potter, Bishop of New York, and other clergymen, who desire the naval programme limited to one battleship.
CAPTURED AFTER THRILLING CHASE Pursuit of Oregon Land Grabber Reads Like Chapter From Yellow-Backed Novel. fled From America to Orient With “Little Egypt.’’-helped by Outlaws to Break Mukden Jail.-Dressed as Woman. Hid In Coffin. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 29 February 1908
CAPTURED AFTER THRILLING CHASE Pursuit of Oregon Land Grabber Reads Like Chapter From Yellow-Backed Novel. fled From America to Orient With “Little Egypt.’’-helped by Outlaws to Break Mukden Jail.-Dressed as Woman. Hid In Coffin. San Francisco.—Horace G. McKinley, a fugitive from justice, sailed from this port in November, two years ago, in company with “Little Egypt,” on the liner Mongolia. Ho returned last week ou the America Mam in custody of J. F. Kerrigan, deputy United States marshal, who immediately left for Portland with ids prisoner. There arc more than 100 Federal indictments against McKinley in connection with Oregon land frauds, and ever since he disappeared Government detectives have been on Ids trail. McKinley was arrested at Mukden, but while waiting extradition escaped with the assistance of the most notorious robber baud in the far East, who hid him for weeks and would have -placed him beyond even Uncle Sam’s reach but for the treachery of one of their number. The s...
Canada Cannot Bar Japs. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 29 February 1908
Canada Cannot Bar Japs. Victoria, B. C.—The Court of Appeal, consisting of Judges Irving, Morrison and Clement, upheld the decision of Chief Justice Hunter that the Natal act passed by the British Columbia Government was inoperative as far as Japanese were concerned because of the treaty existing between Japan and Great Britain, and made applicable to Canada by an act of the Dominion Parliament.
Iron Worker Falls to Death. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 29 February 1908
Iron Worker Falls to Death. Sau Francisco. —Joe Turner, a structural iron worker, aged 30 years, fell' sixty feet from the top floor of the new Emporium building, under construction on Market street, near Powell, and was almost instantly killed. Turner, who was unmarried, was working on a beam on the top of the building, when he slipped and fell between the girders, striking upon his head and crushing his skull.
Surgeon Died of Blood Poison. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 29 February 1908
Surgeon Died of Blood Poison. Baltimore, Md. —Dr. Isaac R. Trimble, a well-known surgeon, died of blood poisoning. He was infected while performing an operation on February 10, and in spite of all precautions and several operations his life could not be saved. Dx. Trimble was a professor of anatomy in the College of Physicians and Surgeons.
DYNAMITE EXPLOSION BLOWS TWENTY-EIGHT TO ETERNITY [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 29 February 1908
DYNAMITE EXPLOSION BLOWS TWENTY-EIGHT TO ETERNITY . Oakland.—Twenty-eight men killed, four whites and twenty-four Chinese, half a dozen persons injured, including one girl, and nearly SIOO,OOIL damage done to the plant, such, in brief, is the record of an explosion at Pinole last Thursday afternoon, one of the most disastrous explosions in the history of the works. Packing house No. 1, a building which lias stood for twenty years without an accident, was the scene of the terrific explosion. Its foreman, William Stiiwcll, was instantly killed, although it is believed that, receiving a tardy warning of the impeding catastrophe, he was seeking safety in flight when the gigantic detonation came. His body was found fifty feet from the place, absolutely uninjured save for a mutilated hand. His twentyfour Chinese laborers were blown to pieces. Three men in a railroad crew, operating a train of four cars, two of which were filled with loose dynamite, were also killed. The train, standing on...
CHICAGO PUTS BAN ON DEADLY WEAPONS Alderman Draws Up Stringent Laws to Prevent Carrying of Firearms. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 29 February 1908
CHICAGO PUTS BAN ON DEADLY WEAPONS Alderman Draws Up Stringent Laws to Prevent Carrying of Firearms. Chicago.—Crime will be decreased in Chicago, it is believed, by the action taken by the Council Committee on Judiciary. The Aldermen voted favorably on three ordinances designed to put an end to the carrying of deadly weapons. One of the ordinances obligates the city Custodian every six months to take all weapons that come into his possession and dump them into the lake at least five miles from shore. Another ordinance requires dealers in weapons to pay a license fee of $5O a year, and the third forbids anybody to carry a weapon unless he is a Sheriff, Constable, policeman or Coroner. Even persons with collections of weapons, firearms and swords or daggers, antique or modern, must take out a license under these new ordinances. The ordinance places the ban on these weapons; Pistols, bowie knives, metal knuckles, revolvers, dirks, derringers and slungshots. There Is no provision agains...
Prison for Bay Pirates. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 29 February 1908
Prison for Bay Pirates. Vallejo.—William Woodhead, Henry Woodhead, Steve Vancen and Albert Koschiuck, four bay pirates who have been implicated in several robberies on the lower Sacramento river, were taken to the County Jail to serve terms for six months apiece for the crime of petty larceny. All four men lived in a sloop, in which they sailed up and down the river stealing anything that they could lay their hands on.
WAINWRIGHT FLEET’S NEXT COMMANDER Officer Who Sank Spanish Destroyers Will Succeed Admiral Evans. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 29 February 1908
WAINWRIGHT FLEET’S NEXT COMMANDER Officer Who Sank Spanish Destroyers Will Succeed Admiral Evans. Washington.—“ Fighting Bob” Evans will bid good-by to the Atlantic fleet after the festivities in San Francisco. Captain Richard Waimvright of the Louisiana, who will be a rear admiral by that time, will hoist his flag and command the fleet. Positive announcement of this was made by officials at the Navy Department. The fleet is scheduled to arrive at San Francisco early in May. Although Evans is slated for retirement August 18, it is said he will be relieved of command before that date. Rumor has it that the admiral will be relieved a few days before Captain Wainwright’s promotion. Wainwright will take the fleet to Manila. After that port is reached President Roosevelt and Secretary Metcalf will say in what direction the Connecticut shall proceed, but nothing yet is known of the destination of the battleships. Wainwright commanded the converted gunboat Gloucester at the battle of Santi...
Bonds for Schoolhouse. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 29 February 1908
Bonds for Schoolhouse. Oakland —The new Highland School District at Elmhurst is to have a schoolhouse costing $22,000, the'proposition to issue bonds for the amount 'having carried almost unanimously at the election held last week. As it is impossible to bond a district for more than 5 per cent of its assessed valuation the issue was kept down to $22,000, but an effort will be made to raise an additional $20,000 from other sources for the erection of a large and modern building.