Aug. 7, 1906 (Tuesday)
HEADING FOR A SEPARATION: Paris is roiled by the divorce proceedings of Major John MacBride and Maud Gonne MacBride (right), the woman who has been one of the great influences on W.B. Yeats. One headline calls her the "Irish Joan of Arc." She and Yeats founded the Abbey Theatre in Dublin. Its not known who will win custody of the couple's son, Sean MacBride.
MORE LYNCHINGS IN NORTH CAROLINA: Intitial reports from North Carolina indicate that five negroes were tortured with knives, hung and riddled with bullets (That's a picture of the results at the right; there were reports that residents of the area cut off fingers and other parts of the bodies to keep as souvenirs.) yesterday in Salisbury, N.C. They had been jailed after being accused in the slaying of members of the Lyerly family three weeks ago. A crowd of 2,000 was held back only briefly by the mayor and sheriff. The arrival of an additional 500 men from Whitney seemed to transform the crowd into a mob. The names of those lynched were Neuce Gillespie, John Gillespie, Jack Dillingham, Henry Lee and George Irwin.
SIRIO INVESTIGATION IS FULL SPEED AHEAD: More information has surfaced about the sinking of the Sirio off the coast of Spain. For one thing, authorities think the ship was motoring close to shore because it was conducting a clandestine trip with illegal emigrants. Early reports indicated that Capt. Giuseppe Paradi committed suicide. But he survives. He might wish he hadn't. The authorities and relatives are upset. It seems about 300 died. The Times lists survivors: 348 Italians, 40 Spaniards, 14 Arabs, 10 Austrians,6 Orientals, 4 Argentines, 4 Brazilians, 4 Montenegrins and 11 whose nationality is not known.
HIGH TEMPERATURES WEAR OUT NEW YORKERS: The heat really took a toll in New York City yesterday. Fourteen deaths are blamed on the weather, which brought the highest Aug. 6 temperature in 24 years. Thousands of New Yorkers slept out doors. A breeze, which moved at from 10 to 14 miles per hour helped a little. But, as a reporter for The New York Times writes, "It blew from the south and west, however, and there aren't any icebergs in either of those directions now."