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25 September 2008
by andrew
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stop the presses

Unless someone objects, I’m going to stop doing Tribune Thursday for a while.

12 September 2008
by andrew
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Tribune Friday (in 1908: Saturday)

In Fort Meyer, Virginia, in front of a crowd of spectators, Orville Wright set a new record for the longest flight “for a heavier-than-air machine”: 1 hour, 10 minutes, 26 seconds.   One person was killed in an explosion in … Continue reading

11 September 2008
by andrew
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another late edition

It will be Tribune Friday again this week.

5 September 2008
by andrew
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Tribune Thursday Friday

It will be up later. Various obligations kept me from doing it on Thursday (which just ended for me). Update: Here it is. Banker George I. Whitney of Pittsburg wrote a letter “to friends in this city” saying that among … Continue reading

30 August 2008
by andrew
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a, a, b, b, true, false, true, false, Democratic, Republican, William Jennings Bryan

William Jennings Bryan sides with Atrios against Ron Fournier: It should be the purpose of the Associated Press to convey to its numerous subscribers the unbiassed, uncolored truth. I recognize that this is extremely difficult and that with even the … Continue reading

28 August 2008
by andrew
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Tribune Thursday: Georgia flooding

In defiance of New Jersey Governor John Franklin Fort, an Atlantic County grand jury – “on which were enrolled state and county officeholders, politicians and some of the biggest hotel and business men of the resort” – refused to indict … Continue reading

21 August 2008
by andrew
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Tribune Thursday: wireless telephonic communication

Remarkable news from the presidential campaign: Taft might actually campaign. Rather than remain in Cincinnati for September and October as planned, “it is by no means impossible” that Taft will “make a speaking tour of at least some of the … Continue reading

14 August 2008
by andrew
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Tribune Thursday: slow news day

Sorry about the recent delay in posting. I’m going to be busy with some things for a while, so I might not be back until next week’s Tribune post. Here’s today’s: A canvass of New York Republicans indicates that Charles … Continue reading

7 August 2008
by andrew
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Tribune Thursday: Greenland partially revealed

Charles W. Morse is trying to end the receivership of the National Bank of North America, but there are a few minor obstacles to that plan: it is far from certain that he will be successful in accomplishing this object … Continue reading

31 July 2008
by andrew
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Tribune Thursday: no pictures

I’m disappointed that there’s no front page photo today. Top stories: Taft is in Hot Springs taking a rest from the campaign. So far he has played a round of golf, answered some correspondence, and denied a false rumor “to … Continue reading