Saturday, November 19, 2011

Today -100: November 19, 1911: Of ultimata, plots, and campaign hats


Russia is demanding that Persia fire its treasurer-general, the American William Morgan-Shuster, or else.

US Secret Service agents arrest Mexican Gen. Bernardo Reyes for plotting on US soil against Pres. Madero and planning to launch a military expedition against Mexico from the US. This may not stop a new revolution.

Headline and Hat of the Day -100: “Taft Orders Campaign Hat.” It will be a derby with a a crown 6 inches deep and a brim 2 3/8 inches wide, size 7 5/8. “It is no ordinary affair, and, according to local politicians, could not be meant for other than campaign purposes.”

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