Aug. 5, 1906 (Sunday)
TRYING TO KEEP THE LINE MOVING:Today's New York Times takes a close look at a proposal that could help ease some of the pedestrian congestion during rush-hour on the Brooklyn Bridge. It's headline reads "Novel Use of the Screw as a Means of Rapid Transit." The illustration that goes with it (above)shows that it's similar to an amusement park ride. These cars don't stop. Pedestrians have to step on them as the cars slide by. The entry points will be about a quarter mile apart, and the speed will average 16 miles an hour. It won't surprise New Yorkers that a plan for a public-works project has a BIG SCREW underneath.
FOR SOME REASON THEY CALLED IT SMITH & WESSON, NOT HORACE & DANIEL: The final half of the double-barrel Smith & Wesson duo has died. Daniel Wesson, who began making weapons in the early 1850s with Horace Smith, died in his home in Springfield, Mass., yesterday after a four-year illness. (His weapons-making colleague died in 1893.) Wesson was born poor in Worcester and had a home in Northborough, Mass., that will likely last a while. The pair (Horace and Daniel) worked out the principles that another manufacturer turned into the Winchester rifle. Later, Horace and Daniel built a factory in 1860 that employed 600. Their timing was excellent. The Civil War treated them well.
THEY'D LOVE TO WATCH THIS KID ON SATURDAYS IN COLUMBUS: A 10-year-old saved the day yesterday in Cleveland when he tackled a crook who had taken off with more than $2,600 from the Banca Italiana on Orange Avenue and East 14th Street. The crook, a 33-year-old waiter, grabbed the cash and ran. The bank's owner ran after him and fired a pistol three times -- missing with each shot. The youngster, Sebastian Liotta, took off after the crook. He caught up to him, dove, and grabbed him by an ankle. He brought the older man in an alley and held on for dear life until help arrived.