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Preferred Death to Blindness. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 11 January 1908
Preferred Death to Blindness. New York—Marquis Cossitt Gasper, a wealthy retired tea merchant, 85 years old, committed suicide by shooting himself in the head an hour after breakfast. The cause of Gasper’s suicide was his fear that he would soon be blind. Recently his sight became impaired and it was apparent that he would not be able to see much longer.
George Ade in Politics. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 11 January 1908
George Ade in Politics. Indianapolis, Ind. —George Ade announced his candidacy for delegate to the National Republican Convention from the Tenth district. The noted humorous writer says in bis announcement that he will support the candidacy of Fairbanks and use every honorable means to compass Fairbanks’ nomination for the Presidency.
Postal Receipts Show City’s Growth. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 11 January 1908
Postal Receipts Show City’s Growth. San Francisco. —December was the record month in the history of the San Francisco postoffice in the matter of total receipts by several thousands dollars, and the receipts for the entire year were in excess of those for two years past. The receipts for the month just past were $190,943.58, against $157,131.85 for the corresponding month in 1906, and $186,262,61 in 1905. Although December of the latter year was the record for the office, the month just past exceeded it by 4680.97, and passed December, 1905, by $33,81L73. The average receipts for the office monthly are in the neighborhood of $160,000. The receipts for the year 1907 amounted to $1,787,694.03, against $l,509,590.91 for 1906, and $1,772,867.60 for 1905.
Will Study Yankee Civilization. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 11 January 1908
Will Study Yankee Civilization. San Francisco. —Y. S. Min and Naw Pok Oho, sous of Korean noblemen, arrived here last week on the liner Nippon Maru on their way to Springfield, Mass., where they will begin a nine years’ course in Yankee civilization. At the expiration of that time they expect to return to Korea and show their countrymen how to shake off the yoke of Japan. The boys spoke bitterly of Japan’s seizure of their native land, but believed that their American education would enable them to do something for Korea some day. They expect to pay particular attention to the study of American industries.
Must Not Sell liquor Near University. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 11 January 1908
Must Not Sell liquor Near University. Berkeley.—The decision of Justice of the Peace Edgar that a solicitor who received orders for liquor within a mile of the University of California was violating the State law, has been sustained by Judges Harry Melviu and William Harris, after having been before the Superior Court of Alameda county for two years. This is the final decision in the matter of soliciting for liquor traae in Berkeley by Oakland firms, and will necessitate the introduction of a new mode of obtaining wine and other liquor in the private homes of the college town.
Danish King Would Visit America. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 11 January 1908
Danish King Would Visit America. Copenhagen.—Dr. Maurice F. Egan United States Minister to Denmark, attended a New Year’s reception given by King Frederick and Crown Prince' Christian. Egan had a long conversation with the King, who sc id In* would like to visit President Roosevelt, but could not undertake the jmirnev so soon after bis visit to Iceland. Town Prince Christian displayed g’eat interest in the voyage of the American battleship fleet from the Atla.’Uc to Lie Pacific.
WILL ENFORCE STATE PURE FOOD LAW. Professor Jaffa Given Charge of Official Laboratory at Berkeley University. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 11 January 1908
WILL ENFORCE STATE PURE FOOD LAW. Professor Jaffa Given Charge of Official Laboratory at Berkeley University. Berkeley.—The state pure food and drug law is now in effect and Professor Meyer E. Jaffa, professor of nutrition of the University of California, has been officially appointed as director of the state food and drug laboratory. While the appointment of Professor Jaffa was made last July, it could not be legally ratified until the law went into operation on the first of the year. Professor Jaffa will receive a salary of $3,000 a year as director, but will not relinquish his instruction work in nutrition at the university. He will not, however, receive a salary from the university, but will retain his title and he a member of the faculty, with full privileges. According to the vote of the state board of health the University of California has been named as the place where the laboratory work in connection with the carrying out of the new law will be done. A staff of university ...
Hospital Employes Cremated. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 11 January 1908
Hospital Employes Cremated. San Francisco. —Michael Franco, his wife and John Pon, employes of the French hospital at Point Lohos and Fifth avenues, were burned to death in their beds by a blaze which, starting on the ground floor of an out building of the hospital used as a laundry and electrical plant, threatened for a time to spread to the entire structure of the hospital. The nurses were forced to remove the patients of two wards from their beds in order to save them from the blistering heat of the flames. The building was gutted completely, at a loss of more than $50,000 to the building alone, in addition to the damage done to the delicate electrical apparatus which was stored there.
FUED OF TONGS REACHES AN END Bloodiest of Chinese Vendettas Witnessed in This CouiKry Brought to a Close. Trouble Started Some Years Ago Over Disputed Payment for Mongol Girl Slave and Spread tTPrlncipal Towns Throughout California. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 11 January 1908
FUED OF TONGS REACHES AN END Bloodiest of Chinese Vendettas Witnessed in This CouiKry Brought to a Close. Trouble Started Some Years Ago Over Disputed Payment for Mongol Girl Slave and Spread tTPrlncipal Towns Throughout California. San Francisco. —The bloodiest of ! mg wars that this country has seen, which originated seven years ago over a Chinese girl and in which more than 50 persons have been killed and more than double that number wounded, was declared off at a meeting of the various tongs held a few days ago in this city. The meeting opened at the rooms of the Six Companies with 340 gunmen present from Marysville, Chico, Walnut Grove, Colusa, Red Bluff, Hanford and Fresno. The arguments lasted all day, and for a time it looked as if the war would break out again. At at second meeting the members of the tongs thrashed out the matter and finally came to a satisfactory agreement, and peace was declared. The trouble started over the sale of Wan Len, a slave girl, to Lui Ng, a mem...
MILLIONS USED TO AID THE HOMELESS. Red Cross Files Report Showing How Suffering San Franciscans Were Relieved. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 11 January 1908
MILLIONS USED TO AID THE HOMELESS. Red Cross Files Report Showing How Suffering San Franciscans Were Relieved. Washington.—ln its annual report, filed with Speaker Cannon, the total receipts of the Red Cross Society for the relief of San Francisco are given as $8,832,484.73. The expenditures include $3,133,375 for rehabilitation, $1,959,945 for housing, $1,331,745 for relief, $402,207 for hospitals and charitable institutions, $304,164 for sanitation, $303,526 for construction and maintenance of camps, $283,090 for sick and wounded, $214,510 for general administration and accounting, $183,163 for transportation, $138,934 for relief in other cities, $107,242 for clothing. The total amounts to $8,537,871.22. The funds available for further relief of San Francisco on November 30th appeared to be Red Cross funds in the treasury, $498,879.23; funds and bills receivable of San Francisco Relief Corporation, estimated, $347,688.49. Total, $846,567.72. Arrangements for closing the relief wor...
Socialists indicted for Treason. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 11 January 1908
Socialists indicted for Treason. St. Petersburg.—lndictments were returned last week against all the members of the executive committee of the popular socialist party. Their trial before the court of appeals for alleged attempts at revolution will begin shortly. The accused men belong to 4he intellectual section of the social revolutionists. They are mostly veterans of the revolutionary struggle who withdrew from the social revolutionary party in order to participate in the elections to the third duma. The men are accused of being members of a secret organization which aimed to overthrow the government. The penalty on this charge may be penal servitude for eight years.
New York City’s Birth Rate. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 11 January 1908
New York City’s Birth Rate. New York.—The stork made 125,125 visits in New York city during 1907, according to statistic prepared by the commissioner of health. .This an increase of 13,354 over the previous year, when 111,772 births were reported. The new figures give New York a higher birth rate than ijondon, and a lead of more than 40 per cent over Paris. During the year there were 79,205 deaths, giving death rate of 18.48 per cent.