Wednesday, November 07, 2012
Woodrow Wilson won’t be giving out any statements. “The time has come now to do a lot of thinking.” He will take a long vacation in Bermuda but will not yet resign as governor of New Jersey (this election gave the D’s a majority in the State Senate that will be sworn in January; before then, his replacement would be a Republican).
Taft says he will go home to Cincinnati and resume his legal practice. He says Wilson will face a Congress filled with new, untried men who have come to believe in “histrionic publicity.”
Women’s suffrage was on the ballot in 5 states, succeeding in Kansas (NYT headline: “Kansas Women Win; Men Apathetic”), Arizona and Oregon, but failing in Michigan (narrowly), and in Wisconsin, where “the Teutonic and Scandinavian sections” of the male electorate were strongly opposed. That’s 9 suffrage states total.
West Virginia votes itself dry; Colorado refuses to do so, but does pass a measure to build a railroad tunnel through the Rocky Mountains.
Oregon rejects a referendum to abolish hanging.
William Sulzer, the surprise nominee of the NY Democratic convention for governor just one month ago, wins.
I predict a long and successful career as governor for Mr. Sulzer.
The Bronx secedes from NY, forming its own county. NYT: “The Bronx has been bunkoed.”
Bulgaria’s secret weapon in the Balkan War: searchlights, which allow them to attack at night.