April 1, 1907 (Monday)
STUDENTS RIOT IN ATLANTIC CITY: A group of several hundred college students -- apparently from the University of Pennsylvania -- caused thousands of dollars in damage early yesterday morning (Easter) when they refused to leave the Old Vienna cafe in Atlantic City (shown above in 1909 from an airship). At midnight (between Saturday and Sunday), about 40 of the chums were in the cafe, whooping it up. The proprietor asked them to leave about 3 a.m. They objected and tore the place apart. The students were so disruptive, today's Washington Post says, that the city's usually bustling Easter parade "was a failure."
PLAYER TELLS TY COBB OF SOME PLAYERS HE SHOULD RUN AWAY FROM: Ty Cobb (right), who turned 20 in December, already has quite a reputation of picking fights -- against members of his own team. Today's Washington Post has an article the includes a list of the professional baseball players who are likely not to take the backtalk and antics displayed by Cobb, who plays for the Detroit Tigers. These are some of the American League players whom ballplayer "Rowdy" Jack O'Connor says could "easily convince Cobb that he is no fighter":
Hobe Ferris (Boston): "He gave Outfielder Hayden a bad beating last year, and Hayden is an acknowledged strong man and football player."
"Gentle" George Moriarty (New York): "He is a veritable buzzsaw when riled."
"Nig" Clark (Cleveland): "He never looks for a fight, but he is able to hold his own with anybody in the league.
John Anderson (Washington): He is "as strong as a bull and handy with his dukes."
O'Connor also mentions Chicago's George Davis and St. Louis' Tom Jones. O'Connor adds: "A word of advice to Cobb: If he gets on any other club, he had better sidestep the players I mention."
The article adds that O'Connor could have mentioned another player: Jack O'Connor himself should be on the "list of ball players who can whip Cobb."