Sept. 10, 1907 (Tuesday)
PAPER REMEMBERS ANTI-SLAVERY PIONEER: Today’s Boston Globe includes “A Daily Lesson in History” that focuses on Lydia Maria Child, who – the paper says – “a powerful antislavery advocate.” In 1833, she published a book called “An Appeal for that Class of Americans Called Africans,” which was regarded as the “first antislavery publication in book form to be printed in America.” The story in the Globe noted that the book “so impressed Dr. Channing that he walked to Roxbury to thank her.” (I presume that it's referring to William Ellery Channing.
AUTHORITIES IN A SOUTH DAKOTA TOWN MAKE A LAW AGAINST . . . . FLIRTING: Single men and women are put on notice in the town of Highmore, South Dakota. The mayor has approved an ordinance against flirting, which is now a misdemeanor and punishable by a fine. There’s more, according to today’s New York Times (emphasis added):
The ordinance also prohibits young persons from loitering on the steps of churches or other public buildings, or in the doorway of any store, for the purpose of TALKING or EATING CANDY OR PEANUTS.