Sept. 1, 1906 (Saturday)
IS IT HOT ENOUGH TO MELT THE CROWN JEWELS? The end of August evidently brought with it the end of some heat records in London (right). Official measurements indicated that the temperature at 2 p.m. was 91 degrees in the shade and an incredible 129 degrees in the sun. Quite a heatwave, whether measure in Centigrade or Fahrenheit. So, how hot was it? Here's how the article in The New York Times put it: "...in some places the Judges presiding over the dignified County courts are reported to be dispensing justice in their shirtsleeves." Wonder if they ditched the wigs, too?
PUNCH THEM WHERE THEY AIN'T: Baseball player Willie Keeler and a group of his teammates on the New York team in the American League had to break up a fist fight yesterday between two players, "Wid" Conroy (left)and "Kid" Elberfeld (right). The fight broke out during the second inning of the Highlanders game against the Washington Nationals. It happened in the dugout, so most spectators had no idea what was going on. Evidently, Elberfeld had slid into first base and injured his ankle. Conroy criticized him for risking injury in a game when the team was ahead by 10-0. The fists flew. This surprised the reporters covering the team. An article in today's paper says, "It has always been supposed that the utmost good feeling prevailed among the members of the New York team."