June 11, 1908




ook, if you dare, into the mysterious disappearance of a fisherman on Santa Catalina Island named Tony the Greek, obscured not only by the details, but further muddied by the convoluted account in The Times. Toss in a private detective (Paul Blair of the Blair Detective Agency) who’s approaching the disappearance as a case out of Sherlock Holmes and it’s a good day’s work merely to untangle the facts.

Also: Plans for an incline railway up Mt. Washington, starting at Avenue 43 and Marmion Way (above). As the story notes, the railway was designed as a funicular, like Angels Flight, with two cars counterbalanced so that one descends when the other ascends.

On the jump, a race war between whites and Japanese in the Imperial Valley over picking cantaloupes.

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