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Decline in Sales of Precious Stones. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 11 January 1908
Decline in Sales of Precious Stones. New York. —Americans spent $ll,000,000 less for precious stones and pearls during 1907 than they did during 1900, according to the figures given out by the Collector of Customs. In 1906 the importations amounted to $43,573,488. The boom in the diamond trade of the United States, now temporarily checked, began ten years ago, the valuation of the precious stones imported 'having been down, in 1897, nearly to $7,000,000 and increasing steadily until the highest total was reached in 1906. The price of diamonds, importers say, is sustained and the reduced imports are said to be due in part, at least, to the diamond trust’s efforts to uphold the market by curtailing supplies.
Land-Grabber Rearrested After Release. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 11 January 1908
Land-Grabber Rearrested After Release. Portland, Ore.—S. A. D. Puter is a free man. The pardon issued by President Roosevelt at the instance of Francis J. Heney was received in this city late Monday afternoon and Puter was released. He was immediately arrested on a charge of subornation of perjury in connection with state school land, but was released ou a bond of $lOOO, which was immediately forthcoming. Puter was convicted of conspiracy to defraud the government of its public domain and was sentenced to two years in prison and a fine of $7500. The executive pardon relieves Puter of the necessity of paying the fine.
Burglar’s Aim Was Deadly. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 11 January 1908
Burglar’s Aim Was Deadly. Newark, N. J. —George A. Fisher, a city building inspector, aroused from sleep by the movement of a burglar, who was entering a store adjoining his house, raised bis window and called out: “What are you doing there?” The reply was a pistol shot. The bnllot passed through Fisher’s eye into bis head. Mrs. Fisher found her husband unconscious and hanging partly out of the window. He died several hours Inter without regaining consciousness.
Tyhoid Attributed to Water Company. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 11 January 1908
Tyhoid Attributed to Water Company. Franklin, Pa.—Charging that a recent typhoid epideiaic was due to the water supplied, a number of residents of this city arc attempting to collect damages for sickness in their families ango Water Company, damages asked is not HHBHgKHb petitions, but it will be cover the charges of phym,rscs and other expenses, for physical is tress.
CHAMPION OF AIL EXCEPT HIS SPOUSE. Irate Wife of Jim Jeffries Leads Him by the Ear From Convivial Companions. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 11 January 1908
CHAMPION OF AIL EXCEPT HIS SPOUSE. Irate Wife of Jim Jeffries Leads Him by the Ear From Convivial Companions. San Francisco. —Yanked out of a saloon by his ear, Jim Jeffries, champion heavyweight of the world, humbly left a gajr stag party of sporting men, quietly followed his better half out the door of an Eddy street drinking place, meekly climbed into her auto and was driven to their hotel. Accompanied by two automobile loads of his friends, the big champion was making the rounds of the town when his wife came on the scene. In his pocked jingled $l,OOO in gold coin he had received for his hour and a hau.’s work at Colma New Year’s day, when he acted as referee of the MoranAttell fight, and it was Mrs. Jeffries’ eye for a rainy day that prompted her to take her husband home before the wine had a chance to start a flow of gold across the bar. Jeffries balked, but to no avail. After a moment’s argument he w T as led away by his wife, who released her hold on his ear only when he was...
Metropolis Will Not Get State Building. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 11 January 1908
Metropolis Will Not Get State Building. Sacramento.—Attorney General U. S. Webb rendered an opinion to State Controller Nye, in which he declared that the act of the extra session of the legislature in 1906 providing for a loan of $500,000 to the state of California from the state school land fund was unconstitutional. The money was transferred from the state land fund into the general fund and was to have been used for the purchase of a site and the erection of a public building in San Francisco for the use of state officials and courts. The attorney general in his opinion said that the money should be retransferred to the state school land fund
Would Disfranchise “Thriftless Negro.” [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 11 January 1908
Would Disfranchise “Thriftless Negro.” Annapolis, Md. —In his annual message to the State Legislature, Governor Edward Warfield discussed State affairs at considerable length. He advocated an amendment to the Constitution, fixing a standard of qualification for the election franchise. He was satisfied, he said, that there is a demand upon the part of a majority of the citizens of Maryland for such an amendment —“a demand for the elimi if the ignorant, unreflecting, tL'iitless negro
Woman Pots Premium on Dishonesty. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 11 January 1908
Woman Pots Premium on Dishonesty. Atlantic City.—Dougkw Gibson, a chair pusher, found a pocketbook on the board walk containing $4OO in money, and jewelry worth several thousand dollars. He was just counting the money when the owner, a woman, appeared. She praised Gibson for his honesty when he turned her property over to' her and said he should be rewarded. She carefully counted the bills and then gave Gibson two nickels and two pennies as a reward.
Hot Water Thieves Dyed Blue. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 11 January 1908
Hot Water Thieves Dyed Blue. Atlantic City, N. J—The hot water heating company has suffered the loss of hundreds of gallons of hot water recently through the tapping of its pipes by householders. Efforts were made to locate the unauthorized users of the water, but without avail. Finally the company placed in the water a harmless dye and several of the pipe tappers are reported to have been colored sky blue in their morning baths.
Filipinos Want Native for Vice-Governor. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 11 January 1908
Filipinos Want Native for Vice-Governor. Manila. —A bill has been introduced in the Assembly to make the Speaker of that body Vice-Governor of the islands. This project has been agitated here for several weeks. The office of Vice-Governor has been vacant since the promotion of General Smith to be Governor-General. The Filipino members are generally in favor of the measure. The Speaker is a native.
Collapsing Walls Injure Firemen. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 11 January 1908
Collapsing Walls Injure Firemen. Pittsburg.—Two firemen were badly injured and damages estimated at $lOO,OOO resulted from a fire that destroyed the Excelsior building, a sixstory structure at Sixth avenue and Grant street. A few minutes after the firemen arrived the walls on the Sixthavenue side collapsed, aud a number of persons had narrow escapes from death.
Soldiers for the Isthmus. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 11 January 1908
Soldiers for the Isthmus. Washington.—The War and Navy Departments are trying to reach an agreement by which the marines are to be withdrawn from the isthmus of Panama, and two regiments of infantry are to be sent to take their places as guards. It is fully expected that before long the two regiments will be on their way to the canal zone.
CURRENT NEWS OF THE WORLD important Events of the Week in Both Hemispheres Compiled for Busv 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 — 11 January 1908
CURRENT NEWS OF THE WORLD important Events of the Week in Both Hemispheres Compiled for Busv Readers. What Has Happened. What Is Happening, and What is Likely to Happen. Related by Correspondents in Every Corner of the Earth. Gloucester, Mass. —The Colonial Arms, the largest summer hotel on the north shore, was burned last week. Loss, $lOO,OOO. Manila.—Governor Lopez of 110 110 has been seriously wounded by a disappointed politician. It is not expected that the wound will prove fatal. Colorado Springs, Col. —Despite the recent financial flurry Colorado Springs in twenty days raised a total of $137,081.75 to complete a $500,000 endowment fund for Colorado College. New York.—The Public Service Commission approved the preliminary plans for a new subway extending from the Battery to the Bronx in very nearly a straight line. The estimated cost is $60,000,000. Guayaquil, Ecuador. —The cocoa crop of the second six months of 1907 will fall below the crop of the same period of 1906 by about ...
Schmitz and Rnef Possibly Are Free [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 11 January 1908
Schmitz and Rnef Possibly Are Free The appellate court of San Francisco, composed of Judges Cooper, Kerrigan and Hall, decided on Thursday that the indictments against Schmitz and Ruef in the French restaurant cases am void and in all probability these two worthies will be released from jail on the charges mentioned. However, there are remhining against Schmitz on more serious charges 45 indictments and against Ruef 112, which ought to be sufficient to hold them fo.i awhile.
GLEANINGS from the MESSENGER [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 11 January 1908
GLEANINGS from the MESSENGER Mrs, Sarah E. Spencer For over three months Mrs. Sarah E. Spencer was a helpless invalid until death relieved her suffering on Jan. 4th at 9 a. m. Her illness and death were results of a paralytic stroke, which she suffered Sept. 8. Mis. Spencer’s maiden name was Sarah E. Newhouse. She was born in Lee county, lowa, March 22, 1840, and lived there until 13 years of age when with her family, she crossed the plains to California, settling in Santa Clara county. In 1875, Oct. 14th, she was married to Samuel Spencer and came to Lompoc to reside. In her death another of Lompoc’s pioneers passes away. Mrs. Spencer was a resident of this community until the death of her husband about two years n"o when she «ent to reside .vitli her daughter, Mrs. Oscar McGee, in San Francisco. She returned to Lompoc last August. While living an upright and houon be life and cherishing in secret the desire to be a Christian, she never made open profession of her faith in the Savi...