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Hawaii Needs Fortifications. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 29 February 1908
Hawaii Needs Fortifications. Washington.—Representative Kahn appeared before the sub-committee of the House Committee on Appropriations in charge of fortifications and asked for an appropriation for an additional torpedo planter for the Pacific coast to be located at Puget sound, and also for fortifications for Hawaii. Kahn laid stress upon the desire of the people of Hawaii for adequate defenses, and also the strategic position of the islands. It was necessary, he said, to fortify the islands in order to prevent a possible foe from seizing them and making them a base from which to attack the Pacific Coast. The sub-committee assured the Californian that provision would be made for Hawaii in defenses this year.
Southern Pacific Retrenching. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 29 February 1908
Southern Pacific Retrenching. Los Angeles.—Three hundred and seventy mechanics in the Southern Pacific shops were laid off Monday. Only a trifle over a quarter of the full working force now remains in the great railroad plant, and repairs cannot be kept up on the rolling stock. Miles of damaged cars litter the tracks in the vicinity of the shops, and many broken engines stand on the sidings. The lay-off is indefinite. According to inside information, the shops at Sacramento will be the next to feel the retrenchment ax.
Great Boom at Rawhide. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 29 February 1908
Great Boom at Rawhide. Reno, Nev. —Rawhide is to have a stock exchange inside of thirty days. There is $lOO,OOO in one of the Rawhide banks for the construction of a pipe line, and Rawhide is assured of an ample supply of good water. The financial backers of the project are Pennsylvania people. Electric light and ice plants are being planned. Work on a $30,000 hotel is in progress. Fifteen automobiles have been received at Falldn for the desert motor line into Rawhide.
Broke Sheep-Shearing Record. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 29 February 1908
Broke Sheep-Shearing Record. Phoenix, Ariz.— I The world’s, record for shearing sheep by machinery was broken by a man named F. Him, who sheared 325 sheep in nine hours. The next highest record was made by J. Bowdle, who sheared 309. The shearing plant employs thirty shearers, and the plant also made a world’s record, shearing 6572 sheep in nine hours, or 220 per man. The snearlng was performed at Beardsley, 25 miles northwest of Phoenix.
Will Not Release Reserves. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 29 February 1908
Will Not Release Reserves. Washington.—The Navy Department has notified Representative Kahn that it will not recommend an official discharge from the United States Navy of the members of the California State Militia who manned the vessels Pinta and Marion during the Spanish American war in readiness to protect the California coast. This action by the department probably will prevent action by Congress.
Postoffice Appropriation Reduced. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 29 February 1908
Postoffice Appropriation Reduced. Washington.—The sub-committee on appropriation of the House Committee on Postoffice and Poet Roads reached an agreement to report to the whole committee the postoffice appropriation bill. The bill as revised by the committee carries a total appropriation of $200,015,000, which is approximately s‘&gt;,ooo,ooo less than the estimate submitted by the department.
GERMANY AFTER STANDARD Oil. Planning to Take Over Business of Great American Octopus in That Country. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 29 February 1908
GERMANY AFTER STANDARD Oil. Planning to Take Over Business of Great American Octopus in That Country. Berlin. —The Imperial Treasury Department Is considering the possibility of government petroleum monopoly. No decision has yet been reached, but experts continue to study plans for the taking over of the business in Germany of the Standard Oil Company, as well as that of this company’s Russian and Roumanian holdings. Baron Von Zedlitz, leader of the Free Conservatives in the Prussian Diet, who has made a special study of the subject, says the empire would have to make an initial outlay of $18,000,000 for oil plants, tanks and the necessary tank steamers and cars and that yearly profits of from $lO,£OO,OOO to $12,500,000 are to be expected. The baron is of the opinion that the government can deal successfully with the probable refusal of the Standard Oil Company to supply crude petroleum at a reasonable rate and he thinks the requirements of the government in American oil would be su...
To Buy Oil of Independent Weils. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 29 February 1908
To Buy Oil of Independent Weils. Bakersfield. —An agreement involving oil valued at upward of $7,000,000 has been reached by the independent producers and the Associated Oil Company, by which the latter agrees to purchase the output of the independents in this district for a period of two years. The price per barrel during tiie first year will be 60% cents. The maximum quantity to. be furnished per day is 16,000 barrels and the minimum 14,000 barrels. All over the maximum is to be marketed by the Associated at a price to be agreed upon.
Transatlantic Travel at Low Ebb. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 29 February 1908
Transatlantic Travel at Low Ebb. New York. —First-class westbound ocean travel is at its lowest ebb just at present. Four of the big liners arrived Monday with their cabins practically empty. The Atlantic Transport liner Minnetonka brought but eighteen first-class passengers, the French liner Touraine eleven, the American liner St. Paul nineteen and the Cunard liner Carmania, from Naples, eighty-four.
Burglars Fail to Blow Safe. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 29 February 1908
Burglars Fail to Blow Safe. Stockton. —An unsuccessful attempt was made to blow open the safe of the Novelty Vaudeville Theater. Though the burglars had everything ready to light the fuse, having broken off the knoh and primed the safe with nitroglycerin, they were probably frightened away. There was over $(500 in the safe. The janitor discovered the attempt upon coming to clean up.
Succeeds Bank Wrecker as Consul. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 29 February 1908
Succeeds Bank Wrecker as Consul. San Francisco. —Notice has been received from the Treasury Department at Washington, D. C., by Collector of Customs Stratton, advising him that o. M. Goldaracena has been recognized as Consul for Uruguay. Goldaracena was appointed to succeed J. Dalzell Brown, who also was manager of the defunct California Safe Deposit and Trust Company.
Johnson Wants No Office. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 29 February 1908
Johnson Wants No Office. Minneapolis.—“l am not a candidate for Governor for a third term. I am not a candidate for any office, not even the Presidency.” Thus spoke Governor John A. Johnson when addressing the Minnesota Editorial Association. It had been supposed that he would again be a candidate to succeed himself if not nominated for President.