July 15, 1906 (Sunday)
ACCUSED KILLER IS CAPTURED: Chester Gillette of Cortland, N.Y., has been arrested and charged in the death of Grace Brown, whose body was pulled from Big Moose Lake in the Adirondacks the other day. The arrest is big news in Upstate New York. The Syracuse Sunday paper includes this map that shows the before-the-killing and after-the-killing movements of Chester and, for a while at least, Grace. Authorities think he might have beat her over the head with an oar. He has told police that the boat they were rowing capsized and the best he could do was to save himself. He had no real good reason for not mentioning it to anyone for a couple of days, though. There'll likely be more on this one.
REMEMBERING REMBRANDT IN CHICAGO: In honor of the 300th birthday of Rembrandt -- which will be celebrated in museums around the world today -- a portrait of the painter by himself was unveiled today at the Art Institute in Chicago. It's the property of a Frank G. Logan and has not been exhibited in public before. According to The New York Times, it's called "Rembrandt in a steel gorget, with a cock's feather in his cap." It might end up not being a Rembrandt but if it is, it will be one of three in Chicago. One of them is known simply as "Portrait of a Girl" (right). It was donated to the Art Institute in 1894.
BAVARIA IS ON OTTO-MATIC PILOT: There's talk in Bavaria that officials are fed up with having King Otto (left)as the ruler of the state. He's quite mad. He has been king for about 20 years and, according to an article in The New York Times, he has "resembled a wild animal" for more than a year -- subsisting on bread crumbs and dried fruit. He's the one who replaced King Ludwig, who committed suicide.