Sept. 2, 1906 (Sunday)
FIRST-CLASS ACT BY FIRST-CLASS PASSENGER: Passengers on the Cunard liner Umbria (above)got a treat during a trip from England that ended in New York yesterday. It turns out that someone spotted the name "J.F. Hagan" on the list of first-cabin passengers. Someone realized that it must refer to the great fighter "Philadelphia" Jack O'Brien (right). Soon word reached the boiler room, where George Munson was shoveling coal. He thought he'd like to go a few rounds with the fighter. O'Brien agreed. Furthermore, he said he'd fight any member of the crew. Soon, a 24-foot ring was set up in the afterdeck. Last Tuesday night, he fought two men -- Munson and a man named Jim Smith. Neither fight lasted more than three rounds.
SPECTACLE ON THE SEA: Today's Sunday New York Times includes a wonderful feature about the lineup of warships that is scheduled to take place tomorrow on Long Island Sound. The ships will parade for the benefit of President Roosevelt, who is vacationing at Oyster Bay. This is called "the greatest Naval review in the history of the United States. The display involves 15,325 enlisted men. One of the ships on display, the battleship Louisiana, is expected to bring Roosevelt to Panama afer the fall election. This will be the first time an American president will leave American territory while in office. The president is expected to watch the proceedings from the deck of the presidential yacht, Mayflower (below).