April 28, 1906 (Saturday)
A BURNING TRIAL IN ATLANTA: Jurors in Atlanta found Mrs. M.L. Standifer not guilty. She had been charged in the shooting death of her sister who was having an affair with Mr. Standifer. The front page of The Atlanta Constitution included a drawing of Mrs. Standifer in the courtroom. She's shown with her little boy. The paper also included a facsimile of the last page of her statement. One article says she went into the witness box with the babe in her arms, which is sure to make an impression on a juror. The verdict ends what the Constitution calls "one of the most pathetic tragedies that ever occurred in Atlanta."
LOCKED IN A DISPUTE: A London lawsuit pits Charles M. Schwab against an art dealer named Rothschild over the selling price of John Constable's "Dedham Lock" (right) Evidently the owner's asking price was about $4,250 and the dealer offered it to Schwab for $25,000. They agreed on $15,000. When another dealer offered it to Schwab for $10,000, Schwab canceled the sale. Hence, the court date.
JUBILEE FOR ACTRESS: Actress Ellen Terry passed a milestone yesterday in London. She celebrated her 50th year on stage. She's 58. Here, she's pictured as Lady Macbeth. The celebration was memorable. A men dressed as Falstaff recited an ode that congratulated the actress. Then a dove fluttered down to her, carrying a scroll. A "dainty fairy" plucked the scroll from the dove and presented it to Terry, who read the words. Then the Playgoers Club presented her with a silver casket. The production for the evening was "The Merry Wives of Windsor." She portrayed Mistress Page. She played most of her important female Shakespeare roles with Sir Henry Irving.