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Manila for Chief Naval Base. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 8 February 1908
Manila for Chief Naval Base. Washington.—Manila and not Suing bay will be the ultimate naval base of America. in the Far East, according to a dispatch received by the Navy Board. This decision must be ratified by the President to become effective. It has been demonstrated to the satisfaction of the board that with all of its advantages in the way of a fine anchorage and spacious harbor, Suing bay is strategically impossible of defense from a land attack.
To Aid American Team. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 8 February 1908
To Aid American Team. New York. —The New York Athletic Club has subscribed $lOOO to the fund being raised to send an American team to the Olympic games in London. Special efforts also will l&gt;6 made to raise private subscriptions in the club. The committee hopes to be able to. secure $50,000 in subscriptions.
KING AND CROWN PRINCE MURDERED Assassins End Lives of Portugal’s Ruler and His Eldest Son With Carbine Bullets. Tragedy Enacted Under the Eyes of Police and Soldiers.-Youngest Son, Manuel, Who Was Slightly Wounded, Now Occupies Throne. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 8 February 1908
KING AND CROWN PRINCE MURDERED Assassins End Lives of Portugal’s Ruler and His Eldest Son With Carbine Bullets. Tragedy Enacted Under the Eyes of Police and Soldiers.-Youngest Son, Manuel, Who Was Slightly Wounded, Now Occupies Throne. Lisbon, Portugal.—The agitation created by certain politicians who seek the overthrow of the present monarchy and the establishment of a republic, culminated last Saturday in the murder of King Carlos and Crown Prince Luiz Philippe. The King’s second son, Manuel, age 18, was slightly wounded. Queen Amelie, who strove to save the nrown Prince’s life by throwing hercsolf upon him, was unhurt. A band of men waiting at the corner of the Praco de Commercio and the Rua de Arsenal suddenly sprang toward the open carriage in which the royal family were driving to the palace, and leveling carbines, which they had concealed, fired. The King and Crown Prince, upon whom the attack was directed, were each shot three times and they lived only long enough to be carr...
Athlete Saves Boy’s Life. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 8 February 1908
Athlete Saves Boy’s Life. Alameda.—David Sparks, baseball player and athlete, risked his life by plunging into the hay off the south side, swimming 50 yards and rescuing Valenti Ghillieri, a lad 16 years old. Ghillieri was clinging tenaciously to an overturned skiff and was exhausted when Sparks reached him. Sparks with his burden swam shoreward and when he got into shallow water he carried the half drowned youth upon the sands and revived him.
Bandit Chief Robbed and Killed. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 8 February 1908
Bandit Chief Robbed and Killed. Gibraltar. —News has reached here that a widely known chief and brigand, Loro Valiente, was robbed of $20,000 and murdered as he was returning from the market in Ceuta, Morocco. He was an intimate friend of that other noted bandit Raisuli, furnishing him with provisions and ammunition. Numerous attempts were made by the Sultan’s forces to capture him, but they proved fruitless, Valiente always defeating the imperial troops.
Faithful Employes Rewarded. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 8 February 1908
Faithful Employes Rewarded. Chicago—The Pullman Company on Monday distributed nearly $200,000 among conductors and porters of their cars who were found to have paid close attention to duty during the year and who have given evidence of an honest effort to*make the traveling public comfortable. “Merit checks,” as they are called, were mailed to 3770 employes of tnc Pullman cars, and of this number 1153 are conductors and 2617 are porters.
Successful Dairying. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 8 February 1908
Successful Dairying. The agitation in favor of cleanliness in the dairy and the insurance of milk free from disease germs has prompted the Pacific Coast Borax Company to issue a book entitled “Successful Dairying.” It gives valuable information on the selection, feeding and care of cows, the protection and preservation of their products, articles on diseases and recipes for their cure. The work should be in the hands ol every farmer and may be obtained free by addressing a postal card to the Pacific Coast Borax Company, Oakland, Cal.
Danes Plan Great Fair. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 8 February 1908
Danes Plan Great Fair. Copenhagen, Denmark. —It has been decided to arrange for a world’s fair in Copenhagen in 1913, which will be twenty-five years after the last international exhibition here and the seventy-fifth anniversary of the founding of the Danish Industrial Association. The exhibition will cover about 200 acres of land and include all branches of industry, agriculture and art from all-parts of the world. The buildings already are being planned for a special airship section.
Goes insane In Icy North. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 8 February 1908
Goes insane In Icy North. Tacoma, Wash. —A Dawson teleglam. %aj*s that Captain John Williamson, formerly owner of a fleet of Atlantic steamers, went insane there. On his way to New Westminster under guard he jumped from a stage and ran in deep snow a mile off the trail. He wag followed, but held his pursuers at hay with a club. When re-enforce-ments arrived a few hours later Williamson was overpowered aUd recaptured. He had thrown away his gloves in his flight and his hands were badly frozen.
Will Test Monterey Coal. [Newspaper Article] — Lompoc Journal — 8 February 1908
Will Test Monterey Coal. Washington.—Representative Needham has interested the bureau of equipment, Navy Department, in coaf measures in Stone canyon, Monterey county. A chemical analysis of the coal has not shown as good results as was hoped for, but it is admitted that it is bituminous and not lignite, and the department has arranged to make an actual test under the boilers of a ship, the owners 5f the mine having agreed to give forty or fifty tons for that purpose.