Aug. 29, 1906 (Wednesday)
WOMAN WITH HOURGLASS FIGURE ASKS FOR A LITTLE TIME: London's Daily Chronicle published yesterday an interview with Henry Lyndhurst, the heir of Lord Aberdare. He has announced his engagement to American actress Camille Clifford (right), who's known for her "tight-laced" look. He said, however, that he and Camille had had a little squabble over his intention to buy a motor car business. Camille, who is vacationing in Norway, wants her fiance to think about this decision a little more -- at least until she gets back to England. He also acknowledges that his father is upset about the relationship. The New York Times reminds readers that she made an immediate impression in London once she hit the stage there: "All the illustrated newspapers printed photographs of her, and every one went into ecstasies over 'this typically American beauty'."
RETURN TO SENDER: Postal workers in Middletown, N.Y., got a big scare yesterday. A clerk was emptying some bags of mail and found a 15-pound snapping turtle, which did its best to live up to its name whenever anyone got close. "It had the run of the post office for a few moments," according to a news report. Then a porter (which the Post says was a "negro porter") saved the day. He turned the turtle on its back and tied a rope around it. The employees have no idea what bag held it. There was no stamp and no address on it.
EXPLOSION ROCKS FAMOUS OIL FIELD: The Spindletop oil field in Texas is burning. A boiler exploded yesterday near some of the best wells in the Keith-Ward Tract of the Spindletop field (right) near Beaumont. Storage tanks and derricks are affected. At least fifteen derricks are already destroyed.