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Ostriches Roughly Treat Keepers. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 4 January 1908
Ostriches Roughly Treat Keepers. Long Beach. —Paul Uslmer and two Keepers arrived here from Phoenix, A. T., with a carload of thirty ostriches after a dangerous and exciting trip. On the desert between Yuma and Maricopa the train was in a collision and the car ahead of the ostriches was smashed, while the big birds were severely shaken up. They kicked down the partition by which they were confined and rushing wildly about, capsized the stove, setting fire to the ir. Ushher and his help - made despi ram efforts to quiet the stampeding ostrich es, but were driven into a corner and were in imminent peril of being kicked to death. Meantime the blaze was making headway and men and birds appeared doomed when members of the train crew rescued them. The fire, was finally extinguished after a hard fight, 'ine smoke made the ostriches frantic and they battered the sides of the car with their hoofs, bruised each other with terrible blows, and exhibited ugly temper generally. One of the men was...
Claims Water Commissioners Were Unfair. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 4 January 1908
Claims Water Commissioners Were Unfair. New York. —As a result of the investigations made by the Commissioners of Accounts into the award of the contract for the construction of the Ashokan dam, a part of the city’s new water supply system, the Board of Water Commissioners will be removed by Mayor McClellan unless bis action is forestalled by their resignations. The Water Commissioners awarded the Ashokan contract to the Mac Arthur Brothers Company, whose bid was $12,669,775, against $10,315,530, bid for the work by the John Pierce Company.
Died of Thirst on Desert. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 4 January 1908
Died of Thirst on Desert. San Bernardino. —Far out on the desert, among lonely sand dunes west of Victorville, the body of Albert P. Quirin, Los Angeles general resident manager of the Mojave Development Comiw ", was found by i.. T. Lawton, a dosei. trailer who for over a week had been searching for the corpse. Quirin had wandered among the sand dunes and perished from lack of water, as was evidenced by holes he had dug about the vicinity and scratches on ms face inflicted in his Iplirium. The remains w r ere badly mutilated by wild animals.
Will Lecture at Yale. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 4 January 1908
Will Lecture at Yale. New Haven, Conn—George Harvey, editor of various publications of the Harpers, has been appointed to the Broomley lectureship for the year 1908. Tne appointee for 1909 is Hart Lyman, editor of the New York Tribune, who is a member of the Yale class of 1873. The lectureship is endowed by the widow of the late Isaac Broomley, and its subject is journalism, literature and public affairs.
Quarrel Over Dog Ends in Murder. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 4 January 1908
Quarrel Over Dog Ends in Murder. Conway, Ark. —James B. Hall, who shot and killed Mrs. Emma Hearness and her sou, Frank, Chris ms eve, was captured a few days later. Hall is accused of having gone to the Hearness home,. and after accusing Mrs. Hearness of throwing scalding water on his hound, fired three shots, killing her instantly. Her son, who was struck by two bullets, died, the next day.
Slayer Begs for Mercy. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 4 January 1908
Slayer Begs for Mercy. Sacramento. —Edward Silver, who his under sentence to hang at San Quentin, February 14, for the murder ■it Deputy Sheriff W. F. Smithson of lan Bernardino last October petiioned Governor Glllett for a commuRation. Silver wants the death sent ncc ommuted to one of 20 years’ | •uprisonment.
Algerians Awed by French Soldiers. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 4 January 1908
Algerians Awed by French Soldiers. Paris—Official advices rt h from General Litaeur, command. French forces in Algeria, the two French columns wIHHHH been making an armed along the disturbed formed a junction. The of the two columns turbulent tribes have been pressed by this display of that even the fierce tribesmen are beginning ro demnities imposed upon
ROOSEVELT DETERMINED TO RULE. His Plan of Reorganizing Navy Department Arouses ire of Bureau Chiefs. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 4 January 1908
ROOSEVELT DETERMINED TO RULE. His Plan of Reorganizing Navy Department Arouses ire of Bureau Chiefs. Washington.—President Roosevelt is determined upon a complete reorganization of the bureau of the navy department. The bureau heads, with the exception of Rixey, who has just won a notable battle by the President’s aide Cowles, head of the bureau of equipment (the President’s brother-in-law), and Commander Winslow, a Presidential favorite named by Roosevelt to succeed Admiral Brownson (retired), will fight the whole plan and will be sustained by strong Congressional backing. Already Senator Hale, chairman of the Senate Committee on Naval Affairs, has taken up the fight for the bureaus. Representative Foss, chairman of the House Committee on Naval Affairs, is said to be thoroughly in sympathy with Senator Hale. A battle royal is promised. It is said to be the President’s determination to wipe out all signs of bureau independence, reorganize the line and staff, just as the army was reo...
Gompers Extends Olive Branch to Enemy. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 4 January 1908
Gompers Extends Olive Branch to Enemy. Denver. —Overtures for peace between the American Federation of Labor and the Western Federation of Miners were made a few days ago, when Max Morris, vice-president of the American Federation, accompanied by George Hally, president of the State Federation, called upon the Western Federation’s officers in this city and presented to them a formal letter of invitation from President Samuel Gompers to become affiliated with the American Federation of Labor. No definite action could be taken at this time, but the meeting was marked by a display of friendly feeling on both sides.
Greene and Gaynor Must Serve Time. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 4 January 1908
Greene and Gaynor Must Serve Time. New Orleans.—The United States Court of Appeals here issued its mandate for the carrying out of the sentence of the lower court in the GreeneGaynor case, following the denial of a writ of certiorari by the Supreme Court of the United States. The sentence is that both Greene and Gaynor pay a fine of $575,749 and serve four years’ iiuyi Isoiiiueut as a penalty ioi embezzlement and conspiracy with Captain Oberlin M. Carter to defraud the government in connection with harbor improvements at Savannah.
Shoots Son for Burglar. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 4 January 1908
Shoots Son for Burglar. San Jose. —Suddenly awakened by his wife, who whispered that there was a burglar in their room, Robert O. Summers, a local contractor and builder, shot his five-year-old sou, Robert Hyde Summers, through the heart with a revolver, killing the lad instantly. Whether the little fellow was walking in his sleep or trying to reacn the companionship of his parents will never be known.
Viscount Aoki on Way Home. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 4 January 1908
Viscount Aoki on Way Home. Washing -Yisv-'UU. Ao.ki. thfi. Japanese ' hassador, v ill ail for home on the stenuisr Manchuria, leaving San Francisco on January 7th. He will be accompanied by the Viscountess Aoki. The Embassador’s original intention was to take the route from Seattle, but in deference to the wishes of his wife and because of the latter’s health, the plans were changed.