Saturday, November 02, 2013

Today -100: November 2, 1913: Of amnesties and rotten eggs


Headline of the Day -100: “PORTUGAL FREES PRISONERS; Turns Loose 300 Illiterates, but Keeps the Intellectuals.” Royalists held up to three years without trial. 120 literate prisoners remain locked up. The authorities figure they must be the leaders.

Ousted NY Gov. William Sulzer holds a campaign rally in the heart of Tammany territory. Sulzer denounces Tammany Hall and Speaker of the Assembly Al Smith. The Tammany machine tries to disrupt Sulzer’s audience with: horse-drawn street cars, fire engines, a fife and drum corps, fireworks, and a fusillade of rotten eggs. A good time was had by all.

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