Aug. 24, 1906 (Friday)
INSURGENT LEADER IS KILLED IN CUBA: Reports from Havana indicate that Gen. Quentin Bandera (left, whose name is spelled various ways), the most daring leader of the insurgents, has been killed in Cuba. His body is in a Havana morgue, bearing numerous gashes from the machetes used by the Rural Guards. The report of how he was killed is puzzling. According to one story, Bandera and about 20 members of his band were surprised by 38 mounted guards at a farm 15 miles from Havana. None of the rural guards were wounded. Bandera and two of his guards were the only casualties among the insurgents. The rest ran off. Something doesn't sound right. An article in The Washington Post says the smallness of the party with Bandera surprised people in Havana. He was a hero of the Cuban war for independence. It mentions that after fighting for independence, he was upset that the government neglected to offer him a position such as chief of police. When he complained, rulers gave him an office -- doorkeeper of the House of Parliament. The article says, "American army officers remember Bandera as the best guerrilla fighters of all the Cuban patriots."
'HITLESS WONDERS' KEEP ROLLING: The Chicago White Sox set a record yesterday by winning their 19th straight game. The team beat Washington 4-1, thanks largely to the timely hitting of Frank Isbell. (The picture above shows Isbell, right, with Fielder Jones, the team's manager and center fielder.) The Washington Post marvels at the Sox' success, especially in light of the fact that the team has the worst batting average in the American League. The article notes, "In timely hitting and base running they should rank first. And it's the timely rap that counts." And Fielder Jones is showing some leadership. When Washington's Jake Stahl came up for the first time after booming a triple, he had two runners on base. Jones ran in from center field and whispered something in the ear of the pitcher, Patterson. Stahl promptly hit one right to the first baseman, for an out.
'MADE IN GERMANY' LABEL LOSES ITS LUSTER: Germany is finding out that America isn't the only country with unsanitary conditions in slaughterhouses and bakeries. Recent inspections in Prussia have drawn lots of comment in the press. One paper used the headline "America in Prussia." The bakeries were particularly objectionable. In one bakery boys kneaded dough WITH THEIR FEET. Another bakery was the home to numerous cats and hens.