Saturday, August 01, 2015
Secretary of State Robert Lansing says US forces will remain in Haiti indefinitely. The US plans to impose a fiscal arrangement where it will operate Haitian customs collections in the interests of foreign loan-holders (as in the Dominican Republican) and a treaty whereby the US can intervene in Haitian affairs whenever it feels like it (as in Cuba). The revolutionaries have settled on a president after being turned down by their first 12 choices: someone named General Bobo.
Kaiser Wilhelm, on more or less the one-year anniversary of the start of the war, tells the German people: “Before God and history my conscience is clear; I have not willed war. Full of gratitude, we can say today that God is with us.”
Headline of the Day -100:
Carranza’s forces capture – or re-capture, or re-re-capture, or whatever it is – Mexico City.
British recruiting poster issued some time this month: