April 28, 1908
Above, recall the assassination last month of Durham Stevens, American adviser to the Japanese government, by a Korean youth ... Below, a crazy cross-section of stories from early 20th century Los Angeles, difficult to read but worth the challenge: A train from New Orleans arrives with 1,000 alligators for one of the local alligator farms. Notice that although the story says the alligators were en route for 10 days, they only needed a little water and no food ... A Presbyterian missionary named F.W. Bible discusses China's economic future ... Note "Yellow Peril" in the headline... And there's an update on the construction worker who fell 50 feet from facade of the Masonic Temple. He not only survived landing on his head, he also survived 1908-style brain surgery ... The Williams Jubilee singers of Chicago, an African American ensemble, perform "My Old Kentucky Home," "Old Folks at Home" and "Old Black Joe" in a benefit for the black YMCA ... And the school superintendent criticizes a city auditor who found that the district's finances were in disarray, forcing educators to close classrooms and cut teachers' pay.