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Life Sentence for Killing Son. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 18 January 1908
Life Sentence for Killing Son. Redwood City.—Henry Curtis of South San Francisco, who was convicted of murder In the first degree for the killing of his son, Henry, was sentenced to life imprisonment at Folsom by Judge Buck. The white-haired prisoner made a pitiful object as he stood close up to the judge, with his hand to his ear to catch the words which condemned him to a felon’s cell for the few remaining years of his life.
British Trade Increases. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 18 January 1908
British Trade Increases. London. —The December statement of the Board of Trade shows increases of $6,634,500 in imports and $6,663,000 in exports. The imports are principally grain and wool, while the exports are in coal and fuel. During the year 1907 imports increased $190,078,380 and exports increased $253,146,290.
NOTES FROM THE NATIONAL CAPITAL. Items of Interest Regarding Work of the Country’s Law-Makers. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 18 January 1908
NOTES FROM THE NATIONAL CAPITAL. Items of Interest Regarding Work of the Country’s Law-Makers. Washington.—Representative Kahn presented to the state department the petition of a large number of California Greeks protesting against the new consul sent from their country to San Francisco, they claiming that the appointee is distasteful to them. Kahn was informed by the department that they could do nothing in the matter. Washington.—A petition for support for the bill for the admission of New Mexico to separate statehood was received in the form of a letter from Chairman W. S. Hopewell of the New Mexico Statehood League to Representative Fuller of Illinois and referred to the Committee on Territories. The letter gives the present population of New Mexico as above 400,000. and states that a delegation representing every county in that Territory will visit Washington this month to urge the passage of the bill. - Wasbinston.-rWhen asked for a statement as to his opinion regarding the ef...
German Budget Shows Big Deficit. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 18 January 1908
German Budget Shows Big Deficit. Berlin. —In the course of the sitting of the Landtag, Baron von Rheinhabeu, Prussian Minister of State and Finance, went over the figures of the Prussian budget for 1908. The total is $840,500,000, and shows the enormous deficit of $110,500,000. A loan is to be issued for $63,000,000; $10,000,000 will be obtained by increased taxation and the remainder will be covered, it is hoped, by augmenting the revenue receipts. The causes of this deficit are diminution in the revenues, fresh expenditures for railroads and increases in the salaries of state officials.
Chinese Mob Burns Chapel. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 18 January 1908
Chinese Mob Burns Chapel. Shanghai.—Rioters at Kia Hsing-Fu, in the Province of Che-Klang, have burned the Protestant chapel and school. The official residence of the local magistrate was also destroyed. The foreigners at Kia Hsing-Fu are safe. There has been considerable unrest recently in this province, but the disorders have been directed principally against the dynasty.
hopes to Bring Emigrants Home. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 18 January 1908
hopes to Bring Emigrants Home. Victoria, B. C. —Owing to the recent demands from the United States and Canada for the restriction of emigration from Japan, the Tokio Government has withdrawn a privilege formerly given to emigrants to America whereby their term of conscription was reduced to one year providing they return from abroad before they were 32 years of age.
Good Roads Commission On Their Way [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 18 January 1908
Good Roads Commission On Their Way The members of the newly appointed highway commission, composed of George S. Edwards of Santa Barbara, J. P. Parker of Santa Ynez and G. J. Trott of Santa Maria, started out on Wednesday in an automobile to make a tour of the county, their purpose being to make an inspection of the roads arid thereafter to issue a report to be submitted to the supervisors. This report will contain certain recommendations having to do with the improvements of roads in general throughout the county and in particular to establish a main road through the county from its northern and southern boundaries, which shall be a portion of El Camiuo Real or state highway, running the entire length of the state. This road is said to have existed during the time of ,the mission fathers and to have been built by them. Three routes have been suggested, one. being the old stage road over the mountains between Santa Barbara and Santa Ynez, another the coast road by way of Gaviota, th...
Who Knows? [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 18 January 1908
Who Knows? Contracts have been signed in San Francisco by the Standard Oil company for the purchase of high-grade oil in the Santa Maria fields at 85 cents a barrel. This is a record price, the last contracts made in the Santa Maria fields being on a 50 per cent basis. This may mean more than it looks at first glance. For instance, dosn’t it look like the Standard's tactics when it wants to secure control of a field ? Assemblyman Warren M. John of Sap Luis Obispo county has announced his candidacy for the office of state senator for the district composed of San Luis Obispo, Monterey and San Benito counties. By this announcement he throws down the gauntlet to Henry W. Lynch, the present state senator, with whom Johnjs not on friendly terms. He charges that Lynch was instrumental in Jiaving Gov. Gillett remove him (John) from the board of trustees of the state polytechnic school. John is a fighter and before the contest is ended Lynch will probably be sorry that he spoke.
GLEANINGS from the MESSENGER [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 18 January 1908
GLEANINGS from the MESSENGER The following and other questions will be discussed at the night service at the Presbyterian church, Sunday, Jan. 19th: 1. If a man does the best be can will ha not go to heaven? 2. If a man honestly thinks he is on the right road, will he be condemned? 3. Can’t a man be a Christian without believing that Christ was the Sou of Gud? 4. Why do church members do wrong? 5. Must I join the church to be a Christian? It may help you to hear this. You are invited to come. The C. E. officers elected for the term beginuiug Jau. Ist are: Elsie Arkley, president; Henry Miller, vice-piesidenl; Ada Whittemore, secretary, Pearl Callis, treasurer. The chairmen of the new committees appointed are: Henry Miller on Lookout Committee; Pearl Callis, Prayer Meeting; Mrs. H. E. Smith, Missionary; Lizzie Meals, Good Literature; Mrs. A. C. Whittemore, Social. The churches of Los Angeles are engaged in an evangelistic campaign different from the ordinary ones in that the meetings...
NOW IS THE TIME To Get Ready For Spring Civil Service Examinations [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 18 January 1908
NOW IS THE TIME To Get Ready For Spring Civil Service Examinations Our young people'interested in securing a good government position cannot do better than to begin now to get ready for the spring examinations. 56 civil service examinations are belt! semi-annually in the San Bernardino Business College building. By entering this school now and working hard, it is possible to be ready in time for the next examinations. The fact that young people with a common school education can in a few months prepare to pass one of these examinations and secure a government position paying $9OO to $l5OO a year to begin with, is a point worth considering. The San Bernardino Business College is the only school in California making a specialty of this work. Some of the students of this school have just received notice of their lassiug (he last shorthand examination with high grades. This means early appointments to good positions, ns the government has for some time had trouble to secure enough steno...