Sept. 9, 1907 (Monday)
ANTI-ASIAN RIOTS CONTINUE: Anti-Oriental rioting exploded on Sept. 7 in Vancouver, Canada, according to today's New York Times. About 2,000 Chinese were driven from their homes and about $5,000 damage was done to property. This paragraph gives some context to the rioting:
The attack on the Chinese in Vancouver, following close on the mob demonstration against Hindus in Bellingham, Washington, on Sept. 4, is a continuation of the demonstrations against Oriental labor on the West Coast, which have had their most conspicuous instances in the anti-Japanese troubles in San Francisco.
The picture shows some of the damage.
TWO THRIFTY SCOTTISH MILL WORKERS LEAVE LOTS OF MONEY TO INSTITUTE FOR BLIND: The will of a mill worker in Massachusetts has gotten some attention. In fact, there's a small story on the front page of today's New York Times. Here's the deal: Annie Snow, who's Scottish, worked at the Fall River Mills for about 45 years. (The picture shows a typical Fall River mill from 1908.) She died recently. Her will reveals that Annie and her sister, a fellow mill worker named Margaret, saved $15,000 from their wages. (Multiply by about 20 for 2007 dollars... $300,000!) These hard-working and big-hearted women have left the money to the Perkins Institute for the Blind in Boston. The Times says that their ONLY SOURCE of income was their work at the mill.
SOMEONE HIDES INFANT UNDER A CHURCH PEW: Yesterday's service at New York City's Church of the Most Precious Blood (shown) did NOT follow the script. During the service, a worshipper heard a baby's cry and notified the Rev. Father S. Francesco Palambizio. The priest stopped the service and investigated. Under one of the pews, worshippers found a little baby who was LESS THAN SIX HOURS OLD. The child was swaddled with lint and had a handkerchief tied around his neck. The priest immediately baptized the child and named him Mario Lineola. Then they notified the police. The child was taken by police to Bellevue Hospital. Today's New York Times adds, "There was much commotion among the women worshippers, two of whom wanted to adopt the infant then and there."