The Way it Was

Thursday, June 14, 2007

100 years ago

Schmitz is guilty

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- A jury of 12 of his peers has declared Mayor Eugene E. Schmitz guilty of the crime of extorting money from the French restaurants before the earthquake, as charged against him by the Oliver grand jury.

The jury was out just one hour and 35 minutes. They elected Charles E. Capp foreman and at once proceeded to an informal ballot which was cast verbally and stood 11 for conviction and one for acquittal.

50 years ago

Vacation Bible School program is tonight

The Vacation Bible School program at the Methodist Church will be presented at 7 o'clock tonight, under the direction of P.A. Carleson, superintendent. The theme of the program this year has been "Wider Relationships."

The processional will be played by Mrs. R.J. Barnett, organist, invocation will be given by the Rev. J.E. Cooper and introductions will be made by Nr. Carleton.