Thursday, November 25, 2010

Today -100: November 25, 1910: Of men on horseback and creeps united


Apropos of Taft’s visit to Panama, the NYT notes that it’s not especially healthy for the canal workers because “Only brown men and black ones can really live in the tropics. The white man can rule there, but if he stays too long he invariably either dies or degenerates.”

Madero’s statement says that as soon as Mexico City and half the states have been liberated, he will organize new elections.

The NYT reports a rumor that Madero was seriously wounded in the fighting. Or possibly just fell off his horse.

Another NYT Index Typo: “SPECIAL SERVICES FOR THANKSGIVING; All Creeps Unite in Praise for the Benefits of the Last Year.” Creeds; all creeds unite. And yes, the distinction is often a subtle one.

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