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Steal 50,000 Tomato Plants. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 2 May 1908
Steal 50,000 Tomato Plants. Hayward.—Fifty thousand tomato plants were stolen one night last week from the Japanese wholesale nurseries near Hayward. The tomatoes, at the price they are now selling, 25 cents a dozen, have a value of $1,041.66. The tomato plants were in beds and were sheltered with canvas. It is evident the thieves drove in a wagon to the nurseries and under cover of darkness loaded the plants into the wagon.
Hayward Has Large Apricot Crop. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 2 May 1908
Hayward Has Large Apricot Crop. Hayward. —So heavy is the apricot crop in the vicinity of Hayward that the farmers are employing all the ■help they can secure to trina the fruit from the branches in order to save them from breaking under the weight of the frqit. This means a great profit for the fuit growers of this district, as the Hayward apricots are graded among the finest and bring the highest prices of any in the world,
Killed While Asleep on Track. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 2 May 1908
Killed While Asleep on Track. San Jose. —Joseph Yillar, a well known local accountant and politician, was run over and killed by a street car. Yillar, evidently while under the influence of liquor, had lain down on the track and gone to sleep. He was unmarried, but his mother, two sisters and two brothers survive him.
Contribution Box Well Filled. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 2 May 1908
Contribution Box Well Filled. New York. The largest single Easter church offering in New York was $198,000, at Grace Church, Broadway and Tenth street—one of the largest sums ever given is one day in New York. It included a $40,000 memorial fund, to "be used for endowment of a home for aged men. which forms a part of Grace Hospital. It also included $116,500, given as a Grace Parish Centennial thank offerings, to be used to purchase and lay out the ground on tne south side of the church, on which a bakery has stood for years.
Must Spend Life Behind Bars. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 2 May 1908
Must Spend Life Behind Bars. Modesto. —Superior Judge Fulkerth sentenced Roscoe Bradley, convicted of murdering Joseph Little and Richard Cousins in the latter’s saloon at Waterford in December, to life imprisonment at San Quentin. Bradley entered the saloon on the night of the murder and after a quarrel began shooting, a bullet passing through Cousins and also killing Little.
MAN WHO ROBBED WIDOW AND ORPHAN LIGHTLY PUNISHED [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 2 May 1908
MAN WHO ROBBED WIDOW AND ORPHAN LIGHTLY PUNISHED San Francisco. —With head erect and manner as jaunty as when he presided as the respected manager of the California Safe Deposit and Trust Company, J. Dalzell Brown pleaded guilty to the charge of embezzlement, and received at once a sentence of eighteen months’ imprisonment in San Quentin. The wrecking of this hank swallowed up the savings of hundreds of children, widows and workingmen and resulted in the suicide of three depositors. A few hours later Brown made a complete confession before the Grand Jury, stating that Walter J. Bartnett and James and John Treadwell were primarily responsible for wrecking the bank. He added to his confession an offer to assist the receiver of the institution and gave information which will lead to the recovery of at least $lOO,OOO for the depositors. Brown was particularly bitter against Bartnett and the two Treadwells. He said that they had controlled the bank, had conspired the crooked schemes to s...
TORNADO LEAVES LONG TRAIL 0E DEATH AND DEVASTATION [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 2 May 1908
TORNADO LEAVES LONG TRAIL 0E DEATH AND DEVASTATION New Orleans. —Fully 350 people were killed and about 1,200 injured by a tornado which swept thirteen States of the Union from Dakotas to the Gulf of Mexico, leaving a trail of destroyed villages, ruined farms, devastated countrysides and bereaved households. Most of the killed were negroes, whose cabins were swept away like so much paper. The full weight of the storm fall on Louisiana, Mississippi, Georgia and Alabama, where scores of small towns were badly damaged. Before bursting on this part of the country the tornado traversed North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Missouri, Tennessee and Oklahoma. In the vicinity of Natchez, Miss., sixty persons were killed and 126 injured. Hundreds of houses were destroyed. The tornado plowed through the counties of Adams, Jefferson and Claiborne, Miss., for a distance of fifty miles, leveling every building which came in its way. In Louisiana it is estimated that a score of small towns were d...
MEN WHO CONSPIRED AGAINST CABRERA ARE PIT TO DEATH [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 2 May 1908
MEN WHO CONSPIRED AGAINST CABRERA ARE PIT TO DEATH Guatemala City.—President Cabrera himself is authority for the statement that eighteen of the ringleaders in a conspiracy against him already have been shot to death, and that probably more executions will follow. President Cabrera, against whose life an attempt was made by students recently, received the representatives of the various powers and made a lengthy statement to them that he had unearthed an extensive conspiracy against him that led up to the attempted assassination. He declared that eighteen of the leaders had been -shot by his orders, and that the death penalty would be meted out to others at the hands of the military. Among those are the men who were imprisoned a year ago. Having been implicated in a plot to assassinate the President, they were sentenced to death soon after their arrest, but sentence had not been carried out. President Cabrera said that he had proof that a majority of these prisoners were implicated i...
WOMAN WHOSE FACE ADORNS DOLLAR GOES TO POORHOIISE [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 2 May 1908
WOMAN WHOSE FACE ADORNS DOLLAR GOES TO POORHOIISE Binghamton, N. Y. —Mrs. Caroline Williams, whose, face is said to appear on the silver-dollar, has been sent to the Broome County Almshouse at the age of 80. For several years Mrs. Williams eked out an existence by keeping chickens and cultivating a garden patch. Recently she was taken ill, and realizing thaj. it was impossible to maintain she gave up the struggle. She said: “I was peddling notions in Philadelphia when I had a daguerreotype taken. Soon afterward some one from the Philadelphia Mint came to the studio looking for a face for the silver dollar. He picked out mine. When the new dollar came out it bore my portrait. I had -nothing to do with the choice, and never received a dollar for its use.”
SULPHURING OF FRUITS MAY CONTINUE ALMOST TWO YEARS [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 2 May 1908
SULPHURING OF FRUITS MAY CONTINUE ALMOST TWO YEARS Washington.—No investigation of the use of sulphur in curing California fruits will be made until a year from next fall. This decision was reached by the referee board appointed by President Roosevelt. It means, of course, th,at the California fruit growers and driers will he able to continue with ■ their established methods without Federal interference for two more seasons. One reason for this action by the referee board is that Dr. Taylor, the California member of the board, has been designated to visit Europe, there to investigate the uses of benzoate of soda in preparing fruit for the market, pr. Tayior will not return until one year from next August.
Railroads Gave Nothing to Fleet Fund. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 2 May 1908
Railroads Gave Nothing to Fleet Fund. Los Angeles.—Business men are aroused because the steam railroads, which are the principal beneficiaries of the fleet celebration, absolutely refused to contribute to the fund for the entertainment of the sailors. The merchants of the city put up $30,000, and it is asserted the Southern Pacific, Santa Fe and Salt Lake systems did not aid the fleet committee to the extent of a penny, financially or otherwise. The Southern Pacific particularly is scored, for this road has exploited Southern California for years to its own immense profit, and last week reaped the major part of the harvest. The refusals of the steam lines to contribute were framed in similar language, indicating an understanding. They took in about $50,000 the first two days.
Do Not Appreciate American Humor. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 2 May 1908
Do Not Appreciate American Humor. London. —The British public had their first sample of George Ade comedy last week in “The College Widow," which Henry W. Savage presented at the Adelphi Theater. The verdict on the play was indecisive; the Americans were enthusiastic, but the English spectators 'were interested and puzzled by turns. The management provided a glossary ; of - George Ade slang with the program, but much of-. the -dialogue, particularly the college slang, was Greek to‘the English contingent. Many of the best jokes were received in melancholy silence.
Last of Spiritualism’s Founders [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 2 May 1908
Last of Spiritualism’s Founders New York. —Fifty members of the First Spiritualist Society of New York gathered to attend the funeral services of Ferdinand Fox Jencken. Mr. Jencken, who was 38 years old, died of consumption. He was the last surviving member of the Fox family, who founded Spiritualism in Rochester about sixty years ago.