Friday, November 21, 2014
Headline of the Day -100: “Leaves Battle Front to Visit His Tailor; Marquis of Anglesey, His Coat Shot Away, in London for New Uniforms.” The article notes that his uniform may have been more than usually fragile because it was made by a fashionable tailor, and that the previous Maquis of Anglesey, “Toppy” Paget, was renowned for his wardrobe of more than 300 coats (and for cross-dressing, but the NYT doesn’t mention that part).
Mexican Rumor of the Day -100: Gen. Lucio Blanco is now in charge, having imprisoned Gen. Obregón.
The US has decided to keep the customs duties it collected while occupying Vera Cruz until there’s a stable government in Mexico. Could be a while.
Headline of the Day -100: “Slew 1,200 With Knives.” Moroccan troops. Either the French didn’t trust with guns or they simply didn’t need them. They attack Germans who were desecrating a graveyard at Tracy-le-Val by digging trenches in it. I’m guessing there’s some slight exaggeration in this story from Le Temps.
Headline of the Day -100: “Bitten By Vicious Lobster.” A helper in the kitchens of the Hotel Klein in New Brunswick, NJ, is bitten on the finger by a lobster he was trying to grill. He had to go to the hospital for more than a month and has now won $210 + medical expenses in court. Don’t know what happened to the vicious lobster, who I have decided was named Harold, but I fear the worst.
Canada bans four German newspapers. It is now illegal to sell or even possess one.
The British Parliament votes to raise another 1 million soldiers, in addition to the existing 1.1 million. They are assured that will be quite enough to ensure victory.