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Evelyn Thaw Demands Damages. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 16 May 1908
Evelyn Thaw Demands Damages. New York.—Claiming that she suffered $25,000 worth of nervous shock and mental anguish as a result of being ordered out of the “grill room of the Hotel Knickerbocker, where she had gone with E. R. Thomas on March 3d, Evelyn Nesbitt Thaw is suing J. B. Regan, manager of the Knickerbocker. The day after she was practically ejected from the Knickerbocker she denied she had been there in company with Thomas.
Russia Will Build Railroad. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 16 May 1908
Russia Will Build Railroad. St. Petersburg.—Official denial is given of the report that agents of John D. Rockefeller are at present in St. Petersburg negotiating for the construction of the Amur Railroad. The Amur bill, which passed the Douma and is now before the Council of the Empire, provides that the line shall be constructed at the State’s expense and by Russians.
ROOSEVELT DETERMINED TO REFUSE ANOTHER NOMINATION [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 16 May 1908
ROOSEVELT DETERMINED TO REFUSE ANOT HER NOMINATION San Francisco. —Ira E. Bennett, Washington correspondent of the San Francisco Call, says; In view of the actions of the Republicans of Utah in instructing their delegates to the Republican National Conventiort to vote for the renomination of President Roosevelt, I am permitted to reiterate the President’s unyielding purpose not to accept renomination under any circumstance. The President does not propose to issue another formal statement.!'.: regard to this matter. To do so might create the impression that he “doth protest too much.” There are others who charge that the President really wants the nomination, that he has been intriguing for it, that he has made Secretary Taft a stalking horse, that his recent activity in presenting legislation was inspired by a desire to strengthen the sentiment for his continuance in office. It can be stated as emphatically as words admit that there is not, has not been and will not be the slightest...
TORNADO ALMOST DEVASTATES WHOLE COUNTY IN OKLAHOMA [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 16 May 1908
TORNADO ALMOST DEVASTATES WHOLE COUNTY IN OKLAHOMA Woodward, Okla. —A succession of tornadoes swept over a district lying twenty-five miles southwest, south and southeast of Woodward late Monday. Seven small isolated villages all off the railroad and without telegraphic communication are reported destroyed, many persons having been injured and several are reported killed. At Grand, Arnett, Vici, Mutual, Estelle, Cooley and Richmond casualties are said to have resulted. The knows, casualties are; At Arnett —Hale, killed; half a dozen persons Injured, one fatally. At Vlci —Hauser, physician, fatally injured. At Mutual—Arthur Sibel, his wife and several others, seriously injured. Grand, the county seat of Ellis county, is said to have been wholly wrecked. The towns of Estelle, Cooley and Richmond also are reported to have been devastated. All these places are twenty-five miles from a railroad. Wires are down and it is difficult to obtain details. The villages where damage is reported a...
DECLARES AMERICAN WOMEN DO NOT MAKE GOOD MOTHERS [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 16 May 1908
DECLARES AMERICAN WOMEN DO NOT MAKE GOOD MOTHERS New York. —The Rainy Day Club learned something about American mothers, and American babies as well, that it did not know before, when it held its last meeting of the season. Wilbur P. Phillips, secretary of the New York milk committee of the Association for Improving the Condition of the Poor, which is to open seven new infants’ milk depots on June 15, was one of the speakers. He gave the members statistics that made them open their eyes, even though they learned that the American mother was not much good and the imported article was the only one worth considering. “In twenty-eight uptown blocks in the neighborhood of the Plaza and around Fifth avenue there were born in one year thirty-seven children, while in four East Side blocks with equal population there were born 370 children,” said Mr. Phillips. “If we wish good mothers, we must import them. Dr. George Coler of Rochester says. There are not only few births, but there is an app...
WORKERS FROM EUROPE MAY PIT END TO YELLOW PERIL [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 16 May 1908
WORKERS FROM EUROPE MAY PIT END TO YELLOW PERIL Los Angeles.—That the Asiatic prob-; lem of California will be settled and j the “yellow peril” gradually dispelled j by bringing workers from Latin Europe, is the conviction of William R. Wheeler of San Francisco, the new i Assistant Secretary of Commerce and Labor, who was here last week. As a member of the Immigration Commission he has made a close study of the aliens in the Pacific Coast States, and he proposes an entirely new solution of the questions involved. “The substitutions of peaceful agriculturists from Southern Europe for Japanese and Chinese laborers, will ultimately clear things up,” said Wheeler. “With the completion of the Panama canal, the tide of immigration which now sweeps steadily into New York will be partially diverted to the Pacific Coast, and desirable farmers will land on these shores in increasing numbers. The Introduction of Italians and others of the Latin race who take kindly to agricultural pursuits is ...
JAPAN S MENACING ATTITUDE ALARMS CHINESE BOYCOTTERS [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 16 May 1908
JAPAN S MENACING ATTITUDE ALARMS CHINESE BOYCOTTERS Shanghai.—The Chinese boycott of Japanese goods which came about as a result of the humiliation inflicted upon the Chinese people by the Japanese Government in securing what the Chinese have considered an unfair settlement of the Talsu Maru case, will soon die a natural death. The movement was started by the Cantonese merchants, who endeavored to carry the propaganda into the various parts of China by sending urgent telegram# asking the residents to join the boycott. This movement did not succeed, on account of the strong position taken by the Viceroys, who took severe steps to prevent its growth and who succeeded in stopping the merchants in Tienstin, Shanghai and Hankow from joining. This attitude by the Viceroys doubtless was a result of Japanese pressure upon China. Two societies, one calling itself “the Society of National Disgrace,’’ and the other a woman’s organization, were formed to help the movement. Their establishment i...
ILLUMINATIONS CHARM BEHOLDER Strings and Clusters of Spark= ling Lights Make San Fran=' cisco a fairyland. Enraptured Crowds. Gather on Hillsides to View Picture of Fleet Traced in Outlines of Fire.-Uncle Sam Buying Tons of Food. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 16 May 1908
ILLUMINATIONS CHARM BEHOLDER Strings and Clusters of Spark= ling Lights Make San Fran=' cisco a fairyland. Enraptured Crowds. Gather on Hillsides to View Picture of Fleet Traced in Outlines of Fire.-Uncle Sam Buying Tons of Food. San Francisco. —“A Vision of Fairyland." No term can more aptly describe the beauty of illumination spread over this city every night since the arrival of the fleet. Too dazzling in its wonder to invite spoken admiration, it holds spectators by the thousands bound under the magic of its spell. Two years ago a watcher in some tall tower in the city’s heart might have looked out over a blank, desolate waste of ruin, studded with not a single light for a mile of foreground in any direction, and over the bay, blank and cold, save where the riding lights of merchantmen formed a fringe at the water’s edge. Now, turn in whatsoever direction they will, eyes are dazzled by the radiance of a million lights, sparkling over the new city, sending a glare of white from e...
Boy Wields Razor With Deadly Effect. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 16 May 1908
Boy Wields Razor With Deadly Effect. New York. —A sixteen-year-old boy. known only as Carmello, and employed in a barber shop in Brooklyn, cut the throats of his employer, Antonio Peraso, Mrs. Peraso and three barbers while they lay asleep in Peraso’s apartment on Fulton street. The wounds of Peraso and his wife are believed to be mortal, wiille those of the three barbers are serious but profr ably not fatal.
IRISH AND SCOTCH REFUSE E0 ENLIST. Brawney Subjects of King Edward Decline to Serve in British Army. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 16 May 1908
IRISH AND SCOTCH REFUSE E0 ENLIST. Brawney Subjects of King Edward Decline to Serve in British Army. Dublin. —The effect of the Sinn Fein propaganda against fhe enlistment of Irishmen in the British army is making itself felt. A return just issued shows that the number of Irishmen now serving under the British colors is only 22,000, the lowest point reached for fifty years. Five years ago the number was almost double. The situation is becoming serious for the British military authorities, particularly as the Scotch are following the example of the Irish and declining to enlist. The undersized, degenerate products of the English factory system are not up to the physical standard required, and the cavalry is feeling the pinch particularly. The military authorities have reduced the physical standard required, but are still unable to obtain the necessary number of recruits.
Congress Agrees on Currency Measure. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 16 May 1908
Congress Agrees on Currency Measure. Washington.—By a vote of 138 to 16 the Republican members of the House of Representatives agreed to an emergency currency bill drawn by the special committee appointed by the same conference last week and consisting of Representatives Vreeland of New York, Burton of Ohio, Weeks of Massachusetts, McKenny of Illinois and Knowland of California. A resolution to request the Banking and Currency Committee to bring in a report on the Aldrich bill in order to give the House a parliamentary basis for substitution of the Conference Committee bill was defeated. The bill ratified provides for an issue of emergency currency not to exceed $500,000,000 obtainable for circulation through the National Clearinghouse associations scheme.
Napa Census Shows 6600. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 16 May 1908
Napa Census Shows 6600. Napa. —The returns of the annual school census of Napa district, which have just been completed, shows a total of 1,329 children between-5 and 17 years of age. and gives the city of Napa a population of 6,600. Of census children there are 64S white sbys, 670 white girls, one negro girl and 10 Mongolian children. There are also 470 children under 5 years of age. including seven Mongolians. Only 440 have been vaccinated. Of all the children under 17 years of age, 1,780 were born in this country and 23 were born in other countries.
Exploding Bomb Wrecks House. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 16 May 1908
Exploding Bomb Wrecks House. Chicago.—Charles W. Kirchner and the members of his family narrowly escaped death when a mysterious bomb explosion tore out the front of their residence and broke windows in all the adjacent houses. Kirchner is a lumber foreman, and lays the plot to labor troubles. He admits that he has made some enemies in looking after the interests of his employers, the Mears-Slayton Lumber Company.
Secret Lobbying Criminal Offense. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 16 May 1908
Secret Lobbying Criminal Offense. Guthrie, Okla.—Both branches of the Oklahoma Legislature agreed to the anti-lobbying bill, which provides that criminal action may be had on any lobbyist who does not first file his name and a statement of his business with the Legislature. The bill is similar to a measure proposed by Governor Folk of Missouri. Governor Haskell has said he will sign the bill.
Fire Due to Exploding Gasoline. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 16 May 1908
Fire Due to Exploding Gasoline. Sacramento. —A gasoline tank in a hammam bathing establishment on Oak avenue, between Seventh and Eighth streets, exploded and the place was gutted. The flames spread to the saloon of Charles Bauer and the insurance office of Nathan &amp; Michels and ruined those places. The loss is estimated at $40,000, with small insurance.
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 — 16 May 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. Boise, Idaho. Governor Gooding granted a reprieve to Harry Orchard, sentenced to bo hanged May 15th, to July 2d. La Paz.—Fernando Gutchalla has been elected President of Bolivia in succession to President Montes, whose term will expire August 14th next. Washington.—Bishop Charles N. Brent, Episcopal Bishop of the Philippine Islands, was elected Bishop of the diocese of Washington, to succeed the late Right Rev. Henry Y. Satterlee. Honolulu. —Mrs. T. Snow Miller who, it is stated, is a sister of Lord Roberts’ wife, was found dead on a forest trail at Kona, Hawaii. It is believed she lost her way while walking and died from exposure. Messina. —The eruption of Mount Etna continues, accompanied by numerous earth shocks. The detonations have terrified the people liv...