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Old Soldier’s Record Cleared. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 11 April 1908
Old Soldier’s Record Cleared. Washington.—After forty-three years the military record of Moses Austin, a prominent citizen of Cloverdale, has been cleared up by the War Department and an honorable discharge issued to him. He was wounded at Corinth, sent to the hospital and invalided libme. When the regiment disbanded he was still ill and was marked on the rolls as a deserter. Representative McKinlay presented his case to the War Department, which cleared up his record, and he is now eligible for a pension.
Egyptian Cotton in Arizona. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 11 April 1908
Egyptian Cotton in Arizona. Washington.—After years of unsuccessful effort to introduce Egyptian cotton into the United States, the bureau of plant industry of the Department of Agriculture reports that promising results have been secured in New Mexico and Arizona. The experiments of Dr. Garson of the Department of Agriculture in the Colorado River basin within the past few years have proved successful, as much as 900 pounds of lint having been secured from one acre last year.
Rich Strikes on Colorado River. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 11 April 1908
Rich Strikes on Colorado River. Phoenix, A. T. —Great excitement prevails in Western Arizona over the recent gold and copper strikes in the vicinity of Parker, on the Colorado River. Numerous assays of samples from the Riverside range, on the California side, run from $6OO to $1,400 in gold. There have also been many strikes on this side of the river which show high-grade assays.
Coreans Worrying Japan. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 11 April 1908
Coreans Worrying Japan. Tokio. —Advices from Seoul say that insurgents are showing increased activity in the neighborhood of Seoul, several minor fights having occurred lately. The insurgent element has been encouraged by the attitude of certain members of the Corean court. Privy Councilor Yun has demanded the suppression of the insurgents by Corean troops instead of Japanese. He has objected to the employment of foreigners. Viscount Sone has requested him to explain his demand. The insurgents have issued a violent circular demanding the expulsion of the Japanese from Corean territory.
Arrested for Victimizing Poolroom. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 11 April 1908
Arrested for Victimizing Poolroom. Santa Rosa.—Walter Rea of this city was arrested on -complaint of W. J. Edgeworth for beating a poolroom in this city out of $4OO on the horse races. It is claimed Rea had a confederate in San Francisco, who sent a telegram here announcing that a certain horse had won the race, when, in reality, it had lost. On the strength of this telegram Rea collected the $4OO in pools issued on the race. The accused was liberated on $l,OOO bond.
Contest for Seats at Convention. – [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 11 April 1908
Contest for Seats at Convention. - Chicago.—Local Republican leaders have been informed that there is a probability of something like 300 contested seats in the Chicago Convention June 16th. This news came from Washington, and it was occompanied by a statement that the Republican National Committee, realizing the big task ahead of it, is likely to start sitting in Chicago June 2d to hear the contests.
Large Consignment of Raw Silk. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 11 April 1908
Large Consignment of Raw Silk. Reno, Nev. —The largest shipment of raw silk which has passed Sparks for years was contained in the four cars attached last week to a train hound for New York. The shipment contained 40,000 pounds of the raw material, consigned by a Japanese firm to a large Importing firm in New York.' On account of the costliness of the material a guard accompanied the cars.
Woman Aids Needy Fortune Seekers. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 11 April 1908
Woman Aids Needy Fortune Seekers. Reno, . Nev.—Clio Starr, until recently one of the most popular beauties of Salt Lake City and Denver, contributed $5,000 to a fund to be raised in aiding the needy at Rawhide. ' The woman, who came to the camp last week, noted the conditions existing among the of inexperienced men who are destitute. She will aid them to get out of the camp.
MILLIONS WILL BE SPENT – WHEN GREAT FLEET COMES [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 11 April 1908
MILLIONS WILL BE SPENT - WHEN GREAT FLEET COMES Sau Francisco. —Interesting figures relative to the financial benefit that will accrue to San Francisco through the visit of the fleet have been compiled by the fleet corqmittee, with the assistance of Dr. Clarence Edwords, secretary of the California Promotion Bureau. According to the estimates of the committee, 25,000 officers and men will he in the combined fleets, and the average expenditure of each man during his stay here will be $5O. This makes a total of $1,250,000. Then it will cost about $125,000 for food supplies during the ten days the warships are in the harbor. Allowing.for 15,000 visitors a day from outside points, the committee estimates that each will spend at least $lO a day, or $1,500,000 £or the ten days. With the Government purchases for supplies other than foodstuffs, members of the committee believe the total will not fall far short of $4,000,000. That 5,000 men will be landed from the battle-ship fleet to join i...
BRYAN'S OPPONENTS LAUNCH GRAY AND JOHNSON BOOMS [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 11 April 1908
BRYAN'S OPPONENTS LAUNCH GRAY AND JOHNSON BOOMS Washington.—Supporters of George Gray of Delaware for the Democratic nomination for President have established headquarters in Washington and entered upon a campaign in behalf of the Delaware statesman. Richard J. Beemish of Philadelphia, who is in charge of the bureau, states that the movement is being made without the aid or encouragement of Judge Gray, who, it is added, has not said a woriJ or done anything that could be construed as seeking the nomination. The fund that is to finance the Washington headquarters has been subscribed, it is said, by a few Delawarans and Pennsylvanians. The work to be done will be supplemented by that of a similar bureau in Judge Gray’s home town, Wilmington. A league of Gray clubs is also in progress of foundation. The work of this organization, according to Beemish, will be done largely in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York, the New England States and the South. The Presidential boom of Governor John...
RAIN-MAKER WILL TRY TO HELP SAN JOAQUIN FARMERS [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 11 April 1908
RAIN-MAKER WILL TRY TO HELP SAN JOAQUIN FARMERS Stockton. —The farmers on the West Side, in the vicinity of Crow’s Landing and Wesley, have not lost faith in Hatfield, who fulfilled two contracts to produce a given amount of rain during the wet season, but up to date has failed to make good this year. A committee of thirty farmers have discussed matters and agreed to guarantee Hatfield $3,000 for next season, providing they receive twelve inches of moisture between November 1, 1908, and April 15, 1909. The conditions are the same as this season, when the rainmaker fell far short in his contract and did not receive any money. To make good his contract he must produce over five inches of rain before April 15th. In discussing the matter he says that he cannot expect to make good, but assured the farmers that he gave them more rain than they would have received had he not operated. He declares that this was an unusual year and he does not pretend to make conditions, but only to increase...
Aid for State Mining Schools. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 11 April 1908
Aid for State Mining Schools. Washington.—The Committee on Mines and Mining has directed that a bill be drawn and reported favorably, giving State mining schools annual assistance. Under this bill the mining school of the California State University will get $5,000 the first year, and an annual increase until the sum of $25,000 is reached. _
Coinage During March. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 11 April 1908
Coinage During March. Washington.—The monthly statement of the Director of the Mint shows the total coinage at Mint of the United States during March, 1908, to have been $20,745,213, as follows; Gold, $19,665,580; silver,' $864,167; minor coins, $215,446, This, however, does not include 4,092,000 pieces coined for the Philippine Government.
WATSON TO LEAD POPULIST HOST St. Louis Convention Nominates Georgian for Presidency After Hot Contest. Advocates of Bryan Make Stubborn but Un= successful Fight.—Nebraska and Minnesota Bolt and Will Not Support Party Nominee. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 11 April 1908
WATSON TO LEAD POPULIST HOST St. Louis Convention Nominates Georgian for Presidency After Hot Contest. Advocates of Bryan Make Stubborn but Un= successful Fight.—Nebraska and Minnesota Bolt and Will Not Support Party Nominee. St. Louis. —For President of the United States, Thomas E. Watson of Georgia. For Vice-President, Samuel W. Williams of Indiana. This ticket was nominated by the People’s Party Convention after two stormy sessions, throughout which the Nebraska and Minnesota delegations, working in the interest of William J. Bryan, strove desperately to bring about an adjournment of the convention until after nominations had been made by the Democratic and Republican parties. Hopelessly outnumbered and without any chance whatever of gaining their object, the Nebraska men fought desperately to the last, and when Jay A. Forest of Albany, N. Y., mounted the platform they withdrew from the convention, attended by the Minnesota delegation, which consisted, however, of only one man —T...