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COAST STATES WILL HAVE GOOD CROPS. California Ranks Third According to Figures of Department of Agriculture. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 18 April 1908
COAST STATES WILL HAVE GOOD CROPS. California Ranks Third According to Figures of Department of Agriculture. Washington.—The Department of Agriculture last week announced that the average condition of winter wheat on April Ist was 19.3 per cent, against 89.9 per cent on April 1, 1907; 89.1 on April 1, 1906; 91.6 on April 1, 1905, and 86.2 the ten-year average. The average condition of rye on April Ist was 89.1 per cent, against 92 per cent on April 1, 1907, and a ten-year average of 89.6. The following table shows for the Pacific winter wheat States the average condition on April 1, 1908, and the average of the past ten years: Condition Ten-Year States — April Ist. Average. California 88 90 Washington 94 90 Oregon 97 92 The condition and ten-year average respectively of rye by States on April Ist includes the following: States — Condition. Average. California 78 91 Oregon 97 97 Washington 98 92
Stanford to Control Cooper College. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 18 April 1908
Stanford to Control Cooper College. Stanford University.—A final agreement in the matter of the affiliation of Cooper Medical College with Stanford University has been reached, and in the future one of the strongest medical colleges on the Coast is to become a prominent part of the graduate facilities offered by this university. Students and faculty alike are gratified over the acquisition of Cooper, and regard it as a great factor in the strengthening of the graduate department of Stanford. The affiliation comes -practically without conditions. The only stipulations which are insisted upon by the Cooper authorities are that the study of medicine shall be forever pursued here, and that all trusts left by Dr. Levi C. Lane shall be fulfilled. The names of several of the Cooper buildings are to be retained as at present. The deeds to the property will be formally turned over to the Stanford estate soon.
Clock Stops When Owner Dies. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 18 April 1908
Clock Stops When Owner Dies. Santa Barbara. —By a strange coincidence the massive clock in the home of Edward R. Spaulding, the millionaire Buffalo banker, stopped exactly at 5:50 o’clock, the very moment Spaulding died. The clock was Spaulding’s particular hobby. It was wound only once each year, every November, and no one else touched it. While he was dying the clock began to run slower and slower until the instant of the last human pulse beat, when the clock became silent, although it had eight months more to run.
Train Wrecked by Child. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 18 April 1908
Train Wrecked by Child. Fresno. —Southern Pacific detectives discovered, after investigation, that a five-year-old Armenian boy, who lives with his parents near the scene, wrapped a piece of paper around a large bolt and placed it on a rail on the Pollasky Railroad, a mile south of this city, just to see the engine flatten it out. The bolt was’ the cause of the wrecking of the train and the death of Fireman Williams. A fattened horseshoe was also found near the scene.
Negro Brute Lynched. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 18 April 1908
Negro Brute Lynched. Fort Worth, Texas.—Three hours after he had attempted a criminal assault on May Morris, a 12-year-old white girl at Long View, Albert Fields, a negro, was arrested and fully identified by the young girl and an old negro man, who came to her rescue. After he made a full confession, a rope was placed around his neck, a horse driven from under him and he was left hanging.
Ten Years for Forger. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 18 April 1908
Ten Years for Forger. Scranton, Pa. —George B. Schooley, the chief conspirator in the attempt to secure the million-dollar estate of the late James L. Crawford, his cousin, was given the maximum penalty for forgery —ten years in the penitentiary. His accomplices, Albert N. Bahman and Charles F. Beidel, were each given five years.
CURRENT NEWS OF THE WORLD Important Events of the Week in Both Hemispheres Compiled for Busy Readers. What Has Happened. What Is Happening, and What Is Likely to Happen, Related by Correspondents in Every Corner of the Earth. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 18 April 1908
CURRENT NEWS OF THE WORLD Important Events of the Week in Both Hemispheres Compiled for Busy Readers. What Has Happened. What Is Happening, and What Is Likely to Happen, Related by Correspondents in Every Corner of the Earth. Washington.—Geo. P. Pollock, - chief of lands in the forest service, has resigned to enter private business. Berlin. —The emigration from Germany for the quarter ending March 31st was 24,000, as against 18,589 for the corresponding term of last year. New York.—Dr. Robert Koch of Berlin, the eminent bacteriologist, who achieved world fame through the discovery of the tubercule baccillus, arrived here last week. Topeka, Kas. —Robbers dynamited the safe of the State Bank of Huron, Atchison county, and escaped with $6,500. The bank building was badly wrecked. The robbers escaped upon handcars. Pittsburg.—Word has been received by the United States Presbyterian Board of Foreign Missions of the death in Cairo, Egypt, of Rev. Dr. Samuel Currie Wing, aged 77, said to b...
City Election Showing Votes by Precincts [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 18 April 1908
City Election Showing Votes by Precincts The city election was held Monday the 13th, and so far as the high license element was concerned, there was nothing to mar the even tenor of their way. G. W. Meals succeeds Paul Fox as clerk, which is the only change effected. The position is one of onerous duties and Mr. Fox has filled the place faithfully and well. Following is the result of the election as voted by precincts: Precinct Precinct For Trustee: No. 1 No. 2 Jas. Sloan 143 82 W. H. Sudden 142 65 A. C. Whittemore ... 99 72 W. A. Saunders 25 24 Tustin Nichols 1 For Clerk: G. W. Meals 11l 79 G. W. Pratt 119 59 For Treasurer; C. M. Tucker 187 120 For Marshal: W. S. Bland 153 92 W. L. Talbott 87 46 The newly elected officers will take office Monday evening, April 20th.
Report of City Finances For Month of March [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 18 April 1908
Report of City Finances For Month of March At the meeting of the town council Monday night the clerk submitted the following report from Jan. 1 to March 31: Cash on hand Jan. 1,1908.. .$3743.84 Receipts 1989.83 Total $5733.67 Expenditures 4749.29 Bal. on hand April 1,1908.$ 984.38 Water bonds and interest amounting to $726) were ordered paid. Other bills were allowed amounting to $Bl4. The marshal’s statement for month of March, 1908, showed moneys collected as follows: Business licenses $164.00 Water rates 455.00 Gas 32.58 Total $651.58
Comments by Fritz Wintjammer [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 18 April 1908
Comments by Fritz Wintjammer If some beoples hat dare gall remofed you could veigh demselufs on a fish scaled. To whom it may concern: Mit der supposition dot I vas active attorney for der management of der Santa Rosa Rancho, I vould respectively call der attention of our Hon. Supervisor to der bresent unsanitarium condition powders of der vatter broduced from der county veil situate fifty feet (50) due east, by sout, of der Santa Rosa school yard. Whereas, mine above mentioned client has seen fit to appropriation, confiscation, secure, take, and hold as his own, all, und efery parcel, partical, or pail full of vatter broduced from der aforesaid veil, und Whereas, his hogs, (about one tousand, in roaming figures) having converted der soil, or soils, at, near, in close proximity, adjacent to, und surrounding der veil, as mentioned above, (or not so veil, as mentioned below) for a radiance of forty feet (40) into vun big hog-vallow, und Whereas, in der opinion of mine suspected client...
Mammoth Petition To Be Presented To El Camino Commissioners People of Lompoc, Los Alamos and Orcutt Are Taking Vigorous Measures to Prevent Usurpatoin of Their Rights. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 18 April 1908
Mammoth Petition To Be Presented To El Camino Commissioners People of Lompoc, Los Alamos and Orcutt Are Taking Vigorous Measures to Prevent Usurpatoin of Their Rights. At the meeting of the town council Monday evening the board was urgently importuned by a citizens committee to take official action regarding the 'EI Camino route. Supervisor J. F. Frick, Dr. H. (’, Dimock and 11. A. Lazier each addressed the board and their language was unstinted O O in condemnation of Engineer Dickinson’s report, which seems to have been made without regard to econom}' or justice. Mr. Frick urged the appointment of a committee by the board giving the committee power to draft and circulate a petition protesting against the selection of the Foxen Canyon route. He spoke in language not to be misunderstood and his logical plea for the board’s immediate action in the matter brought about a hearty cooperation from that honorable body. A committee composed of City Attorney T. F. Fox, R. A. Lazier and Super...
FINE OPENING In the United States Civil Service [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 18 April 1908
FINE OPENING In the United States Civil Service The San Bernardo Business College which two years ago was merged into the San Bernardino Business and Civil Service Institute, has enjoyed such prosperity that during the present year students have enrolled from nearly all the Western States, crowding the school to its utmost. To provide for this rapidly increasing patronage, the San Bernardino Chamber of Commerce has arranged to purchase $B,OOO worth of scholarships and invest the proceeds in a lot on which to build a much larger and splendid three story building to be used as a permanent home for this institution which means so much for all this Southwestern country. The building will be ready to occupy by the first of September. All California and adjacent states have an interest in this for the reason that this is the only school in this section making a specialty of coaching for various departments of the U. S. Civil Service, examinations for which are held in San Bernardino. Othe...
With the Fleet [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 18 April 1908
With the Fleet Ralph Harrold Averill, grandson of the late Captain Averill of this city, is with Admiral Evans’ fleet at San Diego Bay. The young man enlisted three years ago, and before entering the navy was with the Western Union Telegraph Company at Spokane, and was also for some time with the Oregon Railway and Navigation Company as telegraph operator at Burk, Idaho. Young Averill has has the friendship of State Railway Commissioner Lawrence, of Oregon, Senator Piles and President Roosevelt. He has papers in his possession from President Roosevelt which he prizes very* highly. The young man grew to manhood in the Palouse country.
Trustee Election in Lompoc and Guadalupe [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 18 April 1908
Trustee Election in Lompoc and Guadalupe The school election ‘‘went by the board” in Lompoc a couple Of weeks ago, as no one in this thriving center took any interest ip the matter. R. D. Rennie, who has been a faithful representative of the outside district, has been recommended for appointment to succeed himself. Not so with the voters at Guadalupe, however, where the battle waged hot and furious and the defeated candidate now threatens to contest the election. Such is their eagerness over there to serve the public in the humble capacity of school trustee.
Additional Locals. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 18 April 1908
Additional Locals. G. C. Gale, who has been employed as fireman on the S. P. local train, left for San Francisco Sunday, where he will be employed by the company as engineer. Mrs. Gale expects to join her husband there shortly. A. J. Negus has added a number of improvements to his store. The latest is neat nickle-plated racks for shirts and ties, of which he has an unusually attractive stock. A talk on new ties appears in this issue. At the meeting of the Lompoc Musical Society Tuesday evening it was definitely decided to give a popular concert in about three weeks. President Whittemore has named a committee to arrange a program, the date and nature of which will be announced later. The Journal regrets to announce that Dr. and Mrs. A. H. Peek, who located here only a short while ago, intend removing to Palo Alto, where the doctor has a flattering offer. Mrs. Peek expects to leave _ for the north Monday and Dr. Peek, whose practice will be taken by a young physician of San Francisco,...
“Bob Burdette As Jolly As Ever [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 18 April 1908
“Bob Burdette As Jolly As Ever At Odd Fellows hall Thursday evening Robt. J. Burdette delivered one of his oldest lectures, “A TwiceTold Tale, or the Rise and Fall of the Mustache.” His wit is so sparkling and spontaneous, his pathos so sympathetic and his philosophy so human that we do not wonder at the ! strong hold he maintains on the American public. His happy prelude in which he twitted the committee on their management is a sample of his good humor. He ad- , vised to henceforth leave out all such cheap men as himself and get only high-priced talent, even though they 1 faced bankruptcy in the venture, j He then donated the comrpittee a I rebate of $lO to liquidate their sn- | debtedness, allowing them to make a clean profit of 16 cents. Rev. Burdette was accompanied here by Charles F. Holden of Pasadena, a distinguished authority on fish life. The dance Saturday evening in the opera house drew a good crowd, * about 45 couples being present. The prize waltz was announced at abou...