Sept. 24, 1906 (Monday)
NEWSPAPERS TAKE SOME HEAT IN ATLANTA: About 1,000 militia members are on the ground in Atlanta to help deal with ongoing race riots. At least 10 are dead. Another 40 are injured. Some citizens are upset about the role newspapers have played in stirring things up. An article describes what a group of community members think about that: "The heralding of recent assaults on white women by negroes in flaming headlines in extras of local papers was condemned in unmeasured terms and the earnest request was made that hereafter no special editions covering these topics be issued." The image at right that purports to show what went on in Atlanta in the riot comes from a French publication that was released in October 1906.
FIELD AND STREAM OFFERS A CLOSE LOOK AT THE LIFE AND DEATH OF BLACK BASS: Evidently, some fishermen are catching some flack about catching too many black bass (right). To counter the complaints and perhaps to show that black bass really aren't VICTIMS in the big picture, some papers are quoting from Field and Stream magazine. Evidently, an article in that publication says, "A black bass will swim into a school of minnows, gulp them down until he can hold no more and retire as the Romans used to do at their banquets, returning with an empty stomach to repeat the process." The magazine also says that 20,000 black bass were put into a pond by themselves, and after three months, 9,000 had been devoured. I guess that means the fish are enmeshed in a kill-or-be-killed cycle, so why not let fishermen be part of it?