April 23, 1906 (Monday)
HANGING IN THERE: There's a new painting in the American Gallery at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in Manhattan. It's Theodore Robinson's painting of a girl and a cow. I think it's this one on the right. A brief article in the New York Times says it's "an unusually good example of this artist's work." It was a gift from William T. Evans. Several hundred visitors saw the painting yesterday.
MEATY ARGUMENT: Upton Sinclair surfaces in a recent copy of Everybody's magazine. According to a news report, the issue includes a reply Sinclair has made to meat packer Ogden Armour (right). Sinclair, of course, wrote "The Jungle," which exposed wrongdoings in the meat-packing industry. In this issue, he replies to Armour's contention that government inspectors ensure that meat is pure. "Mr. Sinclair's evidence as to the truth of this statement is pretty clear, pretty specific and considerably unpleasant to persons who are not vegetarians."
COOL CASH IS THE BEST CASH: Alfred Castle, a former Chicago banker, has wired some advice to San Francisco Mayor Schmitz. He warns that the officials in the quake-ravaged city should let the bank vaults cool off before opening the doors. If the air is still hot when the oxygen rushes in from the outside, everything could combust spontaneously -- and the money could burn. Castle says that's what happened after the Chicago fire of about 35 years ago.