April 17, 1908


Above, spiritual advancement- – or the lack of it — becomes grounds for a divorce. Below, "Elephants Stampede" is a two-word headline that says: "Read me." The noise of fire engines rushing to a spectacular 5,000-gallon gasoline blaze in Riverside frightened the elephants of a traveling circus. The fleeing animals rampage through the city, killing a woman, injuring several men and "breaking down palm trees and small buildings" before being captured … Los Angeles prepares for tomorrow’s arrival of the Great White Fleet.


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