Sept. 22, 1906 (Saturday)
PEOPLE FACING TROUBLE IN THIS COURTHOUSE CAN HAVE SOME BIG SHOULDERS TO CRY ON: The cornerstone was laid yesterday for the Cook County Courthouse in Chicago. When done (above), the building will be the largest courthouse in the world. Vice President Fairbanks helped with the ceremony.
UPDATE FROM HONG KONG: Additional information has come in about the devastating typhoon that struck Hong Kong. Now, the death toll has risen to an incredible 10,000. Furthermore, the entire Hong Kong fishing fleet is devastated. People are rallying to aid the city. Here's how one article describes it: "The Chinese are evincing the most remarkable spontaneity in subscribing to relief funds for the typhoon sufferers. A remittance o $10,000 has been received from the Chinese in San Francisco -- a city that was itself devastated last April.
ANOTHER CONSPIRATOR DIES: One of the many Lincoln conspirators, 72-year-old Samuel Bland Arnold died yesterday in Baltimore. He insisted the conspirators had no intention of killing the president. The group accused of working with John Wilkes Booth really wanted just to kidnap Lincoln and hold him in the South, he said -- adding that Booth had no accomplices.