Friday, May 24, 2013

Today -100: May 24, 1913: Of anti-trust laws, loans, and, let’s face it, “Cumberland” just sounds funny

The NYT is not happy that Congress attached a provision to the appropriations bill for the Justice Dept banning the (mis)use of the Sherman Anti-Trust Law to prosecute unions.

Mexican Constitutionalist leader Carranza warns European bankers against making that loan to the Huerta Junta, saying that if the Constitutionalists win, they can kiss their $100 million goodbye.

Princess Victoria Louise of Prussia, daughter of the German kaiser, is about to marry Prince Ernest August III of Cumberland, cousin of King George V, a marital alliance which will surely prevent any possibility of war between Great Britain and Germany, or at least between Prussia and Cumberland.

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David Chappell said...

Ernest Augustus may only have been a mere heir to a dukedom (hence the Cumberland bit)but at least he was no sausage. (British culinary reference, there...). Actually, the intricacies of the familial relationships are truly fascinating. No wonder it all ended up in war.