Sept. 12, 1906 (Wednesday)
NERVOUS EYES TURN TO CUBA: The simmering revolution in Cuba has many in the U.S. government on edge. According to The Washington Post, it's rumored that President Roosevelt has ordered the cruiser U.S.S. Des Moines (right) to Key West so it will be as close as possible to Havana. This is evidently being done to "protect American interests in Cuba." This is not a big ship. It will likely be used as a asylum if needed at all.
THE SEASON IS VIRTUALLY OVER, BUT THE BOSTON PLAYERS ARE FIGHTING, LITERALLY: Tempers flared in the dugout of Boston's American League team yesterday during the game against New York. A ball dropped between second baseman Hobe Ferris (right) and right fielder Jack Hayden. They misplayed it, allowing a New York batter to round the bases. The players dealt with it between innings in the dugout. According to a newspaper article, Ferris kicked Hayden in the mouth. That loosened three of his teeth. Hayden was certainly sensitive to that kind of damage. He had studied dentistry at the University of Pennsylvania and earned a degree in the field at the University of Maryland. The police got involved.
PANAMA-HAT SUPPLY IS THREATENED: The future of the Panama hat industry is bleak. That's the word -- not from Panama, of course, but from Ecuador, where the straw comes from. The New York Times has an article that says the recent South American earthquake ruined the fields in a vital district of that country. The article says, "The inhabitants of the district who have been deprived of employment are in dire want.