Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Today -100: March 12, 1913: Of warnings, speeding tickets, the Isle of Pines, and Barrymores


Pres. Wilson issues a warning to the countries of Central and South America that the US will only “cooperate” with nations which are based on law and orderly processes of government. This is aimed at the former presidents of Nicaragua and Venezuela, who are supposedly conspiring to start a region-wide revolution.

South Carolina Gov. Coleman Blease’s negro driver is caught speeding again and is fined $15.75. Blease pardons him, again, and the police chief refuses, again, to recognize the pardon as applicable to convictions in the city Recorder’s court.

A few days ago Americans in the Isle of Pines, Cuba, began circulating a petition for the annexation of the island by the United States. Cubans are furious and want those responsible for the petition arrested for conspiracy against the sovereignty of Cuba.

Austria orders Serbia not to aid Montenegro in capturing Scutari. Austria and the other powers want Scutari to be part of a new Albanian state, not annexed to Montenegro as the allies are planning.

The actor John Barrymore is sued by a barber who he gave a black eye after, he claims, being given a haircut against his will when he only wanted a shave. A jury awards the barber $800.

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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

hello, I live in isle of pines and I study the history of this island, so I interest in your comment about march 12, 1913. that year w j bryan, Secretary of State of US, was in isle of pines and he had a meeting with the american settlers in santa fe. do you have read that information in a newspaper of that year? were in the newspaper the names of the settlers who make the petition? I am doing a research about north american setlement in Isle of Pines, so your your answers will be very useful for me. thanks for your consideration.
"A few days ago Americans in the Isle of Pines, Cuba, began circulating a petition for the annexation of the island by the United States. Cubans are furious and want those responsible for the petition arrested for conspiracy against the sovereignty of Cuba."

WIIIAI said...

There's a link to the New York Times story I took the information from on the word "furious."

Here's a search for New York Times articles from 1913:
http://query.nytimes.com/search/sitesearch/#/isle+of+pines/from19130101to19131231/allresults/1/allauthors/oldest/

Any of these articles can be read, free, by clicking on the "download a high-resolution PDF" link.