Sept. 17, 1907 (Tuesday)
EVEN THE TIMES FOLLOWS ROYALTY -- EVEN THE ROYAL FAMILY OF SAXONY: Today's New York Times couldn't resist letting readers know about the status of the attention-grabbing former Crown Princess of Saxony (shown). The front page includes a one-column story that fills virtually the entire length of the front page. (It's parallel to, and as long as, the story that Democrats might nominate Woodrow Wilson, president of Princeton University, for the presidency of the United States.) Apparently the woman who is now known as Countess Montignoso has set up her apartment in a large hotel in London with a pianist named Enrico Toselli. (The Times spells it Tonselli.) Part of the article gave some background about the woman's departure from the palace - and from her marriage to the man who would become the King of Saxony. The former crown princess surfaced in the news in 1902 when she fled the court in Dresden and headed to Geneva with her three children -- and THEIR TUTOR. Here's how the Times described her attitude at the time:
The Princess in her defense said that she had been badly treated by her husband, and that the life in the palace of Dresden was so DEADLY DULL that she had nearly DIED FROM ENNUI. Her husband's royal rank, she said, did not make up for his STUPIDITY.
Now, she and the pianist plan to get married.
YALE PROFESSOR MAKES NEWS WITH ROMANCE: The romance between a Yale professor and a dressmaker was newsworthy enough to rate a front-page article in today's New York Times. That's because the professor is Ichi Asakawa, who's Japanese -- a rarity on college campuses in the United States. It's unclear from the article WHEN he and Mirima Dingwall got married. The news surfaced recently when the bride's brother, Murdock Dingwall, received a letter from her yesterday. In it, she said she had become the professor's wife in Washington and had gone to D.C. last week to meet Asakawa upon his return from Japan. The two met when Asakawa was a student at Yale in 1902.
DOCTOR WAS STUNNED WHEN HE SAW THE PATIENT HE WAS ABOUT TO OPERATE ON -- IT WAS HIS 6-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER: Yesterday, Pauline Reardon was in front of her home in Springfield, Mass., when she was severely injured by an automobile owned by Dr. Charles Hooker and driven by his chauffeur, Ernest Southard. Dr. Hooker -- who was unaware of the child's identity -- picked up Pauline and rushed her into the home of Dr. Thomas Reardon, who was unaware of the accident. Today's New York Times says the FIRST HINT Dr. Reardon had of the accident was when he saw the child's body on his operating table. She died soon after.
The chauffeur has been arrested and charged with manslaughter.