Monthly Archives: July 2006

She Winged Him

July 31, 1907Los Angeles After a delay due to illness, newsboy Charles “Winnipeg” Wilson took the stand to testify against Evelyn Ferguson, who is accused of shooting him because he was attacking her friend Grace Ryan. Although “she was not … Continue reading

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Tragic Traffic

July 30, 1907Los Angeles A horse and buggy had been hitched outside Jevne’s grocery store at 6th Street and Broadway when a furniture van hit the buggy, frightening the horse. As the terrified animal ran down Broadway, it swerved onto … Continue reading

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Too Many Laws

July 28, 1907Los AngelesCity officials, hampered by a bramble bush of old and unenforced laws, have appointed deputy prosecutor Eddie to prune back outdated and unnecessary regulations from the early days of Los Angeles.Among the old regulations are bans on … Continue reading

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A Blight on the Land

July 27, 1907Los AngelesOne of Mayor Harper’s promises in taking over City Hall, along with completing the Owens Valley aqueduct and building a library, is to purify the city’s billboards.Although the City Council presented him with a new billboard law … Continue reading

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Burning Bridges

July 25, 1907Arcadia, Calif.Despite the efforts of 75 volunteer firefighters, a blaze rapidly consumed a 150-foot wooden bridge on Foothill Boulevard over the Santa Anita between Arcadia and Monrovia.Although the firefighters had a chemical apparatus, “neither pump nor hose was … Continue reading

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Science and the Occult

July 24, 1907Los AngelesOn a speaking tour of America, former Columbia professor James H. Hyslop is trying to raise interest in a scientific approach to psychic research while deflating the fabulous claims of mediums and other fakers.“There is so much … Continue reading

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A Belated Tribute to Heroic Officer

A Belated Tribute to Heroic OfficerJuly 23, 1907Los AngelesJohn Conroy, a career criminal, planned his work carefully: He would wait until 10 p.m., pry open the skylight of J.C. Fleming’s jewelry store at 531 S. Broadway, climb down a rope … Continue reading

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Real Estate

Note: $90 a month is $1,847.12 USD 2005

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What the President Is Reading

July 21, 1907Los AngelesPresident Theodore Roosevelt suggests “reading of certain books of pure fiction that have the prime quality of being interesting.”The Times quotes Roosevelt: “You will learn the root principles of self-help and helpfulness toward others from ‘Mrs. Wiggs … Continue reading

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Our Annoying Civic Duty

July 20, 1907Los AngelesThe court summoned 80 prospective jurors to decide the case of Dr. Chan, who was accused of practicing medicine without a license, but more than half asked Judge Rose to be excused from service.“An officer was sent … Continue reading

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Vegans Avert Your Eyes

July 19, 1907CovinaLavish preparations are underway for an enormous, free picnic to celebrate the opening of a Pacific Electric streetcar line to Los Angeles. “Covina had long awaited the approach of those shining iron bands that connect the pretty little … Continue reading

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The Eternal Problem

July 18, 1907Santa MonicaOfficials of Santa Monica and Ocean Park are fighting a lawsuit that seeks to block the discharge of raw sewage into the ocean. According to testimony, the outfall pipe sags so badly that it isn’t always cleared … Continue reading

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Fanning the Flames of Suspicion

July 17, 1907Los AngelesA serial arsonist has been at work in Hollywood, setting six fires in the last three weeks. The community’s small volunteer fire department has been overwhelmed by the crimes.“The entire neighborhood rushed to the scene,” The Times … Continue reading

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What Prudes!

July 16, 1907Los AngelesUnder continued lobbying from the Church Federation, the city attorney is preparing new restrictions on prizefighting that local promoters say will kill the sport.“The new ordinance hedges the boxing game about with sufficient restrictions to make the … Continue reading

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Celebrating the Past

July 14, 1907Los AngelesLed by the Rev. Juan Caballeria (or Cabelleria), the city is preparing to celebrate its 126th anniversary Aug. 2 with concerts, Mass in the Plaza church and cannon fire. The old artillery piece will be lit by … Continue reading

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Into the Pit

July 12, 1907Los AngelesGas Co. employees found a man scalded over the lower half of his body wandering the yards at Center and Aliso after he fell into a vat of boiling water produced by the carbon pit. The man, … Continue reading

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Oh You Poor Things

July 11, 1907Los AngelesAmong the presentations at the current educators convention is a seminar on teaching the arts. If you have ever attended a colloquium on arts education or listened to arts educators, these comments from another era sound depressingly … Continue reading

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And Show Them How to Run Casinos

July 10, 1907Los AngelesAmong the features of an educational conference being held in Los Angeles is a group of Native American students brought by Francis E. Leupp, the commissioner of Indian Affairs.A Times editorial praised Leupp, saying: “He appears to … Continue reading

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A New Prison for Lost Souls

July 9, 1907Los AngelesGrace Methodist Episcopal Church on Hewitt Street was barren; the pastor had gone away and the congregation had moved on. And so the City Council, in struggling to house inmates at the crowded, filthy prison on West … Continue reading

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