- 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 doubtful states.”
- John P. Reid, “said to be a wealthy American,” committed suicide in England.
- The American fleet arrived to an enthusiastic welcome in Sydney.
- The De Forest Radio Telephone Company has signed a contract with the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company that allows it to install a “wireless apparatus” in the insurance company’s Madison avenue tower. The radio telephone company expects that New York will be in “wireless telephonic communication” with Paris – where a similar apparatus will be installed on the Eiffel Tower – within two years.
- The Lusitania set a new world record for crossing the Atlantic. The time of 4 days and 15 hours was 3 hours and 40 minutes faster than the previous record for an average speed of 25.05 knots.
- It is looking increasingly likely that Charles Evans Hughes will be renominated for Governor of New York.
Photo: “A street scene in Sydney and the Governor of New South Wales”