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FIRE SUFFERERS’ COURAGE WINNING PRAISE IN EAST [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 25 April 1908
FIRE SUFFERERS’ COURAGE WINNING PRAISE IN EAST New York. —The New York Press is an editorial headed “Reborn San Francisco” says: “American spirit breathes through every line of the simple statement lately published by the California Promotion Committee. Announcement is made to the world that San Francisco stands to-day in the position of being one of the cleanest and most healthful cities in ths United States. In the short two years that have gone since flames laid the community in ruin and despair no less than $100,000,000 has been de- voted to rebuilding alone. Out of the devastation then wrought there has sprung into being a stronger and nobler structure. The disaster has been turned to profit. ’’This is a record of quick and complete conquest over terrifying adversity which, we believe, could not be matched anywhere in the world. A performance like San Francisco’s gives us the right to claim something more for American character than the foreign observer is commonly willing to c...
CLICKING KEYS MAY BE SILENCED. Telegraphers Threaten to Strike on June Ist if Old Wages Are Not Restored. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 25 April 1908
CLICKING KEYS MAY BE SILENCED. Telegraphers Threaten to Strike on June Ist if Old Wages Are Not Restored. New York. —Local officials of the Commercal Telegraphers’ Union have been notified that the following locals have adopted the resolution of Local No. 1, of Chicago, declaring for. a strike against the Western Union Telegraph Company June Ist if the wages paid before the strike are not restored; Local 49, Montreal; Local 60, Atlanta; Local 2, Milwaukee; Local 6, Pittsburg: Local 12, Memphis; Local 34, San Francisco; Local 38, Los Angeles; Local 39, Albany; Local 113, Hamilton, Ont; and Local 50, Winnipeg, Manitoba. New York Local No. 16 was the first to indorse the resolution. Within the next week or two other locals will act on the resolution, but as most of the locals meet once a month the result will not be known until the end of April. Secretary Mclnerney of the New York Local says that dispatches received from nearly all the locals which have not acted say they will favor a ...
Shriner Made of Cocoanuts. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 25 April 1908
Shriner Made of Cocoanuts. Honolulu. —Eight hundred cocoanuts combined to represent a fezzed Shriner will be taken to the Mystic Shrine conclave in St. Paul next July. James S. McCandless, an active Shriner, will take them with him and present them. The cocoanuts are decorated in colors with the tassel hanging from the top of the fez. At the convention three years ago, which was held in Saratoga, the local temple sent lels. So they did last year, but the cocoanut idea is believed to be more striking, if heavier to carry.
Wireless Principle on Motor Cars. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 25 April 1908
Wireless Principle on Motor Cars. Omaha, Neb. —Frederick H. Milliner, an electrical engineer at the Union Pacific shops, Omaha,, has succeeded in applying principles of wireless telegraphy to an electric motor, and a few days ago a party of electricians was permitted to examine a wireless electric trunk which has been in use in the Union Pacific shops for several weeks. The trunk is started and stopped from a wireless central station, and has a number of new and unique points.
MUST PAY TAX ON GRAZING HERDS. Trinity County Ranchers Having Stock on Tehama Ranges Are Assessed by Latter. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 25 April 1908
MUST PAY TAX ON GRAZING HERDS. Trinity County Ranchers Having Stock on Tehama Ranges Are Assessed by Latter. Redding.—The Assessor ot Tehama county has notified all Trinity county owners having cattle on winter range in Tehama county that the stock must not be driven back to their home range in Trinity county until the taxes for the current year are paid. The stock was in Tehama county on the Ist of* March. It has never before to assess cattle except on what is called their home rai gry ”Muity county owners have driven their stock for years to Tehama county for winter grazing, but this is the first time Tehama county has ever claimed the right to assess them. Trinity county levies a head tax on sheep grazing within its borders, and last year collected $3,000 from Tehama county owners. The cattle men of Trinity county now declare that Tehama county is retaliating by assessing their cattle. They deny the right of Tehama county to do so and will make resistance in the courts.
Gave Her Baby’s Locket for Cocaine. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 25 April 1908
Gave Her Baby’s Locket for Cocaine. Chicago.—A baby’s locket, given by its mother in payment for cocaine, to which she is a slave, was one of the exhibits in the Desplains-street Court during a trial. Among other articles shown in court that had been paid to the criminals for cocaine were twenty wedding rings given over by women who are in the chains of the habit. Jim Hing, styled “King of the West Side Cocaine Traffickers,” who for the last year has been operating a cocaine “dispensary” as a laundry, was fined $550 by Judge Wells as a result of the trial. Sam Kee, his partner, was fined $5O for keeping an opium resort.
Alaska Miners’ Big Cleanup. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 25 April 1908
Alaska Miners’ Big Cleanup. Seattle, Wash. —A cable from Nome, Alaska, says bankers and miners of the Seward peninsula are expecting the largest spring clean-up in the history of Alaska this year. It will probably reach $3,000,000. From all the camps, reports of unusually rich dumps piled up during the winter season are arriving and an era of great prosperity promises to inundate Nome within the next few weeks. Gold is not the only metal that looks promising. From Teller comes word of a new tin find on Brooks Mountain, which is said to be immensely rich.
Bryan Shows No Resentment. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 25 April 1908
Bryan Shows No Resentment. Jackson, Mich. —William J. Bryan was given an enthusiastic welcome by a large crowd when he arrived here from Lansing. When approached for an expression in regard to the action of the New York Democratic Convention, which declined to indorse his candidacy for the Presidential nomination, he refused to discuss it or to make any statement in regard to it.
Published First California Newspaper. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 25 April 1908
Published First California Newspaper. Reno, Nev. —Captain Sam Adler, one of the pioneers of the West and the man who printed the first newspaper ever published in California, died here last week. He was 75 years of age, a native of Maryland, and one of the oldest Odd Fellows In the United States. In the early history of California he mined with former United States Senator Jones of Nevada, and dug gold in all the placer camps of that State. Later he went to Cariboo, and afterward came to Nevada, where he lived for years.
Shrlners Will Run Circus. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 25 April 1908
Shrlners Will Run Circus. San Francisco—The webk of April 27th will be circus week in this city. Islam Temple, Ancient Arabic Order Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, have purchased outright the entire SellsFloto Circus, museum, menagerie, hippodrome and wild West, and with more than 300 Shriners of this city, who will engage in various acts, give two exhibitions daily. Five thousand dollars of the proceeds will be donated to the Children’s Hospital.
Harriman Must Pay More Taxes. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 25 April 1908
Harriman Must Pay More Taxes. New Orleans, La. —The State Board of Appraisers increased the assessments the railroads, telegraph and telephone companies in this State over $3,000,000. The Southern Pacific was hit hardest and its increase in this State alone will amount to over $600,000. Trackage of the Southern Pacific was placed in a class of its own as being the best in this State, and was assessed at $16,000 a ifiile.