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BATTLESHIP FLEET FINISHES FIRST HALF OF WORLD TOUR American Armada Anchors in San Francisco Harbor After Run of Twenty Thousand Miles. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 9 May 1908
BATTLESHIP FLEET FINISHES FIRST HALF OF WORLD TOUR American Armada Anchors in San Francisco Harbor After Run of Twenty Thousand Miles. San Francisco, May 6. —The battleships are here. The greatest fleet of fighting craft ever assembled under the American flag dropped anchor in the harbor this afternoon. Twenty thousand miles of the around-the-world tour have been reeled off without mishap or accident of any kind. Early this morning people began flocking to the wharves and hills where a view r of the ships could beobtained as they steamed through the bay. From Land’s End to Hunter’s Point the crowd stretched in an unbroken line. Trains from interior points brought thousands of visitors to the city. Never in the history of San Francisco w’as there such an immense crowd of sightseers. It is estimated there were 250,000 strangers in the city when the fleet steamed in. By noon every vantage point was occupied by an eager, jostling, happy crowd, all intent on witnessing a sight such as no...
LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE TO ADVISE NEW BANKING LAWS [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 9 May 1908
LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE TO ADVISE NEW BANKING LAWS Oakland—The Committee on Banks of the State Legislature met here last week and held a protracted conference with the more prominent bankers of Oakland, at which present banking questions were discussed and steps taken to form legislation to cover some of the evils of the system. The members of the legislative committee present were Senator Frank P. Leavitt of Oakland, Senator P. A. Stanton of Los Angeles and Senator C. P. Cutter of Eureka. The meeting followed closely upon one held at Sacramento. Owing to the recent bank disasters, steps will be taken by the next Legislature to prevent them in the future. The banking situation was thoroughly discussed and suggestions made which will probably be put into effect at the next meeting of the State Body. Owing to the failure of the California Safe Deposit and Trust Company in San Francisco and the California Bank in Oakland, interest in the subject has been aroused, and no doubt radical mea...
JAPS SQUIRM UNDER LASH OF BOYCOTT BY CHINESE [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 9 May 1908
JAPS SQUIRM UNDER LASH OF BOYCOTT BY CHINESE Tokio.—Japan is facing a serio’i situation as a result of. the boycott arising from the Tatsu Maru incid' The Government is seeking the si\P port of Great Britain to put a stop to the boycott by joint represents, ions to China. The boycott is increasing and Japan is not satisfied with Chun * efforts to put an end to it. The Japanese authorities here a tribute the growth of the movement to the native press, which is wot out , .control and which has been conducting a campaign to make generally known '. Chinese side of the incident. Hongkong.—The boycotters of Japi anese merchants are persistent in I‘uheir efforts, and are creating a wideread sympathy, with startling effects. The Viceroy has wired the nvernment at Peking stating that he ,s done everything in his power to v . ' rest the progress of the ' -S’ i have been instructed not to ■nd any goods on Japanese boats.
Declared Sane, but Refused Legacy. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 9 May 1908
Declared Sane, but Refused Legacy. San Francisco. —Although George A. Aldrich, once an inmate of the Napa State Hospital, has been discharged from that institution as cured, the executors of his father’s will who are holding his property in trust, have refused to turn over the estate to him, and have been sustained by the Sqpreme Court. . he was an inmate of the Napa Asylum, and he made a provision in his will that should his son be restored to competency, one-fourth of the estate should be turned over to him. In January, 1905, a certificate was filed in the institution by the medical superintendent, declaring Aldrich to be of sound mind and granting his discharge. In sustaining the lower Court’s finding for the trustees, the Supreme Court holds that the certificate, upon which the entire case rested, was invalid, as Aldrich was not an inmate of the asylum when it was signed.
Residents Subscribe to BuilJ Hotel. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 9 May 1908
Residents Subscribe to BuilJ Hotel. Rawhide. —Ground has been broken for the new Rawhide Hotel, which will be built on the northwest corner of Nevada and Esmeralda streets. The structure will be three stories in height and sixty by eighty-six feet in size, and will be built of brick. The brick are being burned on the flat, about five miles below town, where there is an immense deposit of brick clay. They have a kiln of 150,000 brick already burned, which are pronounced by builders to be of excellent quality. The structure will be trimmed with stone obtained from a quarry a mile from town. The hotel company, which is capitalized for $50,000, was entirely financed in Rawhide, and the money was subscribed in less than an hour.
Fortune for Poor Stenographer. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 9 May 1908
Fortune for Poor Stenographer. Chicago. —Miss Anita B. Moran is one of the happiest young women in Chicago. She has just received notice that she is the possessor of a fortune of $lOO,OOO left her by her great uncle, whom she had never seen, and scarcely had heard of. She has been working as a stenographer for several years, but will now go to Europe to Study music.
Ukiah Mills Destroyed bib. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 9 May 1908
Ukiah Mills Destroyed bib. Ukiah. —Fire destroyed the Yokaho planing mill. The entire plant, valued at about $lO,OOO and not covered by insurance, was completely ruined. This is the fourth time the mill has burned in five years. It is thought that the fires have been of incendiary origin, but so far no clew has been discovered. '
WOMAN ENDS EIGHT Y-EIVE-DAY SLUMBER Comes Out of Long Trance and Asks Watchers for Meal of Solid Food. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 9 May 1908
WOMAN ENDS EIGHT Y-EIVE-DAY SLUMBER Comes Out of Long Trance and Asks Watchers for Meal of Solid Food. Los Angeles.—After an unbroken sleep which extended over a period of eighty-five days, Mrs. Beulah Hawkins, a patient at the County Hospital, awakened early last Sunday morning and asked for a drink of milk. Her return to consciousness was entirely unexpected, and came several hours after she had been taken from the clinic room, where she was subjected to observation by members of the County Medical Society. A nurse, attracted by the sound of rapping, entered Mrs. Hawkins’ room, to find the patient sitting up in bed, with her eyes open. Physicans were summoned, and the woman talked rationally with them for some time. It was found that she was able to stand and had full control of all her faculties, although still weak. Mrs. Hawkins told the physicians that she was not altogether unconscious during her long slumber. At times, she said, she knew what was going on about her, was able ...
Industrial Depression In New England. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 9 May 1908
Industrial Depression In New England. Boston. —May Day in New England, usually a day of industrial disturbance, was this year one of the most peaceful on record, due in part to the dull condition of business and the consequent over supply in the labor market. In the textile Industry of New England about 40 per cent of the machinery is idle, which has the effect of keeping about 100,000 operatives idle or on short time. The American Woolen Company, which controls thirty plants in New England, is operating about half of its machinery, an increase of 15 per cent since January. The independent mills are on a similar basis.
ami [ndr- fife. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 9 May 1908
ami [nd r - fife. Reno, Nev. —Cleveland Murphy, a well known young man in Reup, sou of James Murphy, a wealthy stock raiser of this city, committed suicide in a dramatic manner. Young Murphywalked into , the Vernon saloon on Plaza street, went behind the bar, and, picking up a ,38-caliber revolver, fired a bullet into his brain, dropping dead instantly. A few minutes before he committed the tragic act he rolled a cigarette and was joking with some companions about some experiences on his father’s ranch. No reason is known for his act.
Prominent School Athlete Drowned. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 9 May 1908
Prominent School Athlete Drowned. Stanford University.—Within a stone’s throw of the bank and before the very eyes of his helpless comrades, John Service, the young captain of the Berkeley High School track team, was drowned in the treacherous waters of Lake Lagunita, when the canoe in which he had gone for an after breakfast paddle overturned. Although a swimmer, he became entangled in the tough weeds and sank before the frantic efforts of the witnesses on the shore or his teammates who were in boats at the other side of the lake could reach him.
Farmer Dies From Lockjaw. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 9 May 1908
Farmer Dies From Lockjaw. Napa. —Fred Lux, one of the best known farmers in Napa county, died at his home near town after three weeks’ suffering from lockjaw. While operating a circular wood saw, Lux lacerated the fingers on his left hand so badly that one had to be amputated. Tetanus developed a few days later, ultimately causing his death. Lux was a native of Germany and was about 50 years old.
Much Wool Awaiting Buyers. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 9 May 1908
Much Wool Awaiting Buyers. Redding.—A great nimmCuy 01 wo °' Tamils buyer- is piled up in warehouses at Red Bluff. There are 1,605 bales of spring clip and 398 bales left over from last year, making a total of 640,000 pounds. The wool growers are holding for higher prices, though $20,000 worth has been sold at 15 cents a pound.
WHAT THE WORLD HAS BEEN DOING Important Happenings of the Past Week Tersely Related In Short Paragraphs. Current Events in Every Part of the Globe Gathered by Many Correspondents and Briefly Reviewed for the Benefit of Our Readers. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 9 May 1908
WHAT THE WORLD HAS BEEN DOING Important Happenings of the Past Week Tersely Related In Short Paragraphs. Current Events in Every Part of the Globe Gathered by Many Correspondents and Briefly Reviewed for the Benefit of Our Readers. Washington.—John Lee Carroll of Maryland was re-elected presidentgeneral of the Society of the Sons of the Revolution. London. —The engagement of Jean Reid, daughter of Whitelaw Reid, the American Embassador, to John Hubert Yard, brother of the Earl of Dudley, is announced. Pensacola, Fla. —Twenty-five policemen, comprising the entire day watch, were dismissed for refusing to board he cars of the Pensacola Electric Company to protect the non-union men. Venice. —Premier Giolotti and Prince Von Buelow, the imperial chancellor )f Germany, had a cordial interview rere and parted expressing their complete accord on all positions of interrational policy. London. —A dispatch to the Morning Post from Shanghai says that the Chinese board of war has drawn up i sche...