Sept. 21, 1906 (Friday)
TRAGEDY STRIKES OHIO FAMILY ONCE MORE: J.G. Schmidlapp (right) and his daughter Charlotte of Cincinnati were in a bad auto wreck in Provence in France yesterday, according to a report out of Marseilles. Charlotte's injuries were fatal. Mr. Schmidlapp will recover. They were driving a car that belongs to Charles Schwab. This is not the first accident to strike the family. Mr. Schmidlapp, a multimillionaire, was very interested in the economic activity of the French peasant, how they save money and the speed with which the country rebounded from the effects of the Franco-Prussian War. The Schmidlapp family supported many institutions in Cincinnati, and there's a child-care center at the university named for Charlotte.
STONE LAID FOR VERDI STATUE: A chorus of 300 children sang at Sherman Square in New York yesterday to mark the laying of the cornerstone for a statue of Giuseppe Verdi (right). Sixteen brass bands were on hand. The monument will be unveiled on Oct. 12. This is the third statue that Italians have given to the city of New York: Columbus at the 57th Street Circle and Garibaldi at Washington Square.
GEORGE ADE TELLS HOW A CHILD EXPOSED HIS FATHER'S DOUBLE STANDARD: The Newark News has published a little story that humorist George Ade (right)told at a dinner given by a women's club. He told the women about a man who tends to be a roaring, snarling beast at home but a mild puppy in public. He illustrated the point by describing something he said he overheard at a restaurant. The tale:
"I was lunching one day at a crowd restaurant. A man and his little son sat at a table near me. They sat there nearly an hour, and still their order was not taken.
"The boy twisted and squirmed. The father tried to soothe him. Then I saw the little fellow look up in a surprised way, and I heard him say: 'Hey, father, how is it you don't kick up a great big fuss the same as you do at home?'"