July 7, 1908

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Dropcap_w_whitehag e have a bounty of news today. Above, Mexican troops put down an insurrection in the state of Coahuila. And turmoil in the Mideast.

At left, Mayor Harper urges Democratic presidential candidate William Jennings Bryan to accept Capt. Eugene Merrick of Los Angeles as his running mate. Merrick says he is a war veteran, having fought with the Union Army at the age of 12. He is also a temperance supporter.

An inquest is scheduled in the crash of a wagon and a streetcar that killed six people … C.M. Pierre hopes to extend his Balloon Route trips …

Mrs. Marie Heider returns to her home at 1623 Court St. and bumps into the body of her husband, Herman, who had driven a spike into the casing above a door and hanged himself. His box factory had been failing and he had been drinking heavily, The Times says.  His suicide note is in German.

And perhaps the most interesting little item: a one-inch ad for the newly published book "The Bridal Night of Ronald and Thusnelda," by Hulda von Liebetraut.  I might need a copy of that.

Above left, safety tips on the streetcar system’s electric cables, which carry 500 or 1,000 volts. 

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About lmharnisch

I am retired from the Los Angeles Times
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